Whether it’s digital identity, voting, real estate, government, energy, healthcare or financial services, blockchain technology offers tremendous potential. And that potential, promised for so long by blockchain proponents, is starting to be realized. As an example, Dutch startup Circularise, a decentralized information storage and communication platform, has just received €1.5 million ($1.8m) of funding via
Almost a third of Brits are embracing the lockdown as a chance to improve themselves with new skills, training and qualifications, according to research by investment platform eToro. A quarter are studying with the aim of boosting their current or future career opportunities, while others are using the extra time at home to explore ways
If the coronavirus first appeared to be purely a health crisis, the last few weeks have demonstrated that it’s anything but. The global stock market has plummeted, and many sectors currently deemed non-essential are facing mass closures, wreaking havoc across industries including travel, hospitality, and retail. The crypto markets haven’t escaped unscathed either, reflecting the
Over the past three or four days there has been wild talk in cryptocurrency regulation as India, France and South Korea all witnessed pro-crypto regulations set in place. The three countries are part of the five top countries making waves in blockchain and crypto regulation in 2020 so far. 5. Panama One of the favorite
As the Ethereum Classic community celebrates its first anniversary since the unfortunate 51% attack, there is a feeling around the market that the 250% spike since Dec. 23 is just the beginning for the “Original Ethereum”. After a considerable while away from the mainstream crypto media, Ethereum Classic (ETC) – the original Ethereum – is
In light of the recent comments of Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, on the promise privacy coins’ shows in 2020, including Monero (XMR) and ZCash (ZEC), we look at the challenges that face the world of privacy coins and why global adoption is still a long way off from happening. Before starting on why mainstream adoption
As we celebrate a quite successful 2019 in the crypto industry and enter the new year with new hope, hacks and scams across the industry remain a problem we have to face in 2020. Centralized exchanges and custodial wallets were the most targeted institutions across 2019 with investors losing over $500 million in the process.
Japan is one of the world leaders in blockchain development and blockchain communities as aspiring projects crop up every day in the supposed “Satoshi’s country of origin”. Japan became one of the first countries (if not the first) to regulate cryptocurrency activities including exchanges, institutions and funds giving businesses a definite framework to work with.
As 2019 comes to an end after a bumpy ride through the year, we compile some of the top stories that caught the crypto community attention. Here are my top three picks of the stories that shaped the cryptocurrency world. 1. Announcement of Libra At the height of the 2019 bull momentum in June, which
The United States national debt has now crossed $23 Trillion. Furthermore, debt per the United States citizen sums up to $69, 724. In a way, central banks are paving way for the smooth transition of Bitcoin into traditional finance. While traditional finance enjoys the trust of the major US population, Bitcoin is here to stay.
The global outlook on cryptocurrency is fast-changing and subsequently giving rise to a large number of crypto custody solutions. The services are aimed at institutional investors and firms who seek to secure their crypto assets. Interestingly, the European sub-continent has established a firm ground when it comes to providing crypto-custody solutions. Increasing Demand for Crypto
Jared Tate, Founder of Digibyte had recently alleged that Binance Team asked for an exorbitant amount of funds to list Digibyte on Binance. Here is the entire story behind the whole debacle which ensued. DGB Community Members Accused Of Being Chinese Spies The Binance Digibyte controversy started with DigiByte refusing to pay Binance’s listing fee.
Political and Economic Factors have time and again affected Bitcoin’s Price and the demand for cryptocurrencies, the latest one being no-deal Brexit. While the exact effects continue to be debated and delved upon, let us have a look at some of the politico-economic events influencing the demand of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin price. No Deal Brexit
After a year of waiting, Bakkt, the bitcoin futures exchange and digital assets platform from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the creator of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is ready to launch this month. The launch, slated for September 23, is expected to bring significant institutional investment into the crypto space. Here’s what we do know about
While crypto-traders continue to stifle for the best blockchain and crypto in the space, the big tech companies are infiltrating it faster than the market perceives. If you are new to this field, you can consider reading about what is blockchain technology & know the basics which lead to the tremendous growth of the industry
Underrepresentation of women on all fronts has been discussed and debated since ages, and the narrative is similar when it comes to the attitude towards women in the crypto community. A recent tweet by ‘’Cryptomunity’ caught my eye. The tweet took a sarcastic dig at women and said that women didn’t bother to study IT/ programming
The narrative about the Chinese buying up Bitcoin is flowing two ways – some reports say that the Chinese are turning to the cryptocurrency because of the FUD created by the US-China trade war, while others indicate that the Chinese are not buying up crypto. An article by Nikkei Asian Review highlights that China’s central
The news of Bakkt’s September 23 launch has broken the crypto internet. The market is all green with Bitcoin alone has gained over $600 in the last 48 hours. Crypto Twitterati has welcomed the news with a shower of excited tweets. To give you perspective, Bakkt is a bitcoin futures exchange and digital assets platform
Countries across the world have been grappling with the question of how to regulate cryptocurrencies for the last few years. Despite all the cryptocurrency regulation drafts and panel discussions, most of them have made only partial progress on that front and cryptocurrencies continue to remain in the grey area. However, tax authorities are desperate to
Is there anyone who forgot Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal case on data privacy? If you haven’t then the Senate committee is researching this case still.! As we all know, Facebook has been beset by scandals for years – sometimes on election interference, then other times concerns over privacy. Despite everything, Facebook decided to launch its