Following last weeks news from Lightning Labs about the first beta release of the “Lightning” protocol for Bitcoin, Stellar announced that they will be integrating Lightning. In other announcements, the rise of decentralized exchanges continues with news from Kyber and Binance launching their decentralized
This is the second in a series by Aaron van Wirdum focusing on real people who use cryptocurrencies. Read about his earlier experiences in Italy here: "Real Users": In This Mountain Town, Everyone Knows About Bitcoin. The straight stone road from the partially crumbled city wall to the scaffolded
After facing crackdowns in China and being issued a warning by regulators in Japan, cryptocurrency exchange Binance is now seeking a home on the crypto-friendly island nation of Malta, the company’s CEO Zhao Changpeng told Bloomberg. Malta is known for extending open arms to fintech and blockchain technology
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s pioneering TMX division is partnering with Paycase Financial to launch a special brokerage service that will provide data and investment advice for investors about cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ether.TMX Group’s new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Shorcan Digital Currency
Japan’s top securities regulator has issued a formal warning to cryptocurrency exchange Binance that it needs to comply with licensing requirements in order to continue operations.The news, which the Financial Services Agency (FSA) published in a statement on Friday, March 23, 2018, confirms earlier
The cryptocurrency markets regained some poise in the week ending March 23, with several individual tokens making more notable gains.
Bitcoin mining giant and blockchain tech provider Bitfury is branching out to Norway. After meeting with government officials and partnering with local business leaders, the company is opening the doors of its new energy-efficient, data-mining center, in which executives have already invested $35 million.The
On March 20, 2018, it was revealed that a bug hidden in Coinbase’s Ethereum smart contract setup could have given users access to unlimited amounts of ether. At press time, it does not appear as though the vulnerability was ever exploited or even noticed by users.The issue was first discovered last December
Today, March 22, 2018, at the government’s second International Fintech Conference, Exchequer Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the launch of a Fintech Sector Strategy that looks to keep the U.K. on the forefront of the industry.The primary component of this new strategy will be the introduction of
The big news on March 8, 2018, was that Sierra Leone had just run the first blockchain-based election. The big news in the days and weeks that followed, however, became that the government of Sierra Leone was denying that it happened.In a press release from Swiss-based blockchain technology company Agora
With each passing day, it seems as though the conversation on Bitcoin’s energy consumption rages on, though new ground is rarely broken on the topic. Like bears to honey, media outlets flock to FUD stories on mining’s electrical costs and doomsday predictions of a world driven to the ecological brink
BloXroute's founder worries relay networks that speeds data between crypto miners are not censorship resistant and too slow to foster scaling now.
Two South Korean regulators are reportedly launching an investigation of banks' implementation of anti-money laundering procedures for exchanges.
The bulls' failure to beat resistance around $9,000 in a convincing manner has increased the risk of another drop in bitcoin prices.
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently had some remarkably positive remarks about bitcoin. Predicting the future of finance, he suggested that the “father of cryptocurrencies” is likely to become the world’s only currency within the next 10 years.Speaking with The Times, Dorsey stated:The world
Each year, IBM showcases “5 in 5” technologies coming out of IBM Research’s global labs — five technologies that the company expects to fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.This year, a “5 in 5 at a Science Slam” was held at Think 2018 in Las Vegas. One of the 5 in 5 breakthrough
Jack Dorsey has said he believes bitcoin will take over the U.S. dollar as the world's primary currency in 10 years or less.
EverMarkets announced that the EverMarkets Exchange (EMX), a futures exchange and clearing house platform built on blockchain technology, is expected to launch later this year for non-U.S. clients. EMX will list both cryptocurrency and traditional futures contracts.Futures contracts are defined as transactions
Cryptocurrency mining is big business. For years, most of the world’s mining operations have been based in China — meaning that China has long dominated the industry. There is, however, a shift taking place in this industry due to the new, even more restrictive regulations in China. These restrictions
While Kik said it would move its "kin" crypto tokens off ethereum and onto stellar, today it announced it was allowing the tokens to live on both.
Bitcoin's three-day winning streak is encouraging for the bulls, but a quick move above $10,500 is needed to neutralize the so-called "death cross."