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Deloitte Launches Blockchain Experimentation Tool

In a bid to make it easier for startups to understand the workings of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and how its numerous use cases can be implemented, Deloitte, one of the “big four” accounting firms and the largest professional services… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency Custody Giants Battle For Lions Share of Institutional Market

The acquisition of Xapo by Coinbase has effectively created the largest digital asset custodian in the world, with nearly $8 billion in assets managed. But this has only intensified the competition as custodial stalwart BitGo has announced they will be… Continue Reading →

Bitholic Cryptocurrency Exchange Rebranded as Bithumb Singapore Following Partnership

According to a press release dated August 20 2019, Singaporean fintech company RDMCHAIN PTE. LTD has successfully rebranded its cryptocurrency exchange from “BITHOLIC” to “Bithumb Singapore” as part of an expansion campaign in partnership with major Korean exchange. New Partnership… Continue Reading →

Huobi Wallet Integrates MakerDAO and Compound, Expands DeFi Initiative

Huobi Group is continuing its foray into decentralized finance (DeFi) with support for MakerDAO and Compound Protocol, as per a press release, August 19, 2019. MakerDAO at one point had over half a billion dollars worth of value locked in… Continue Reading →

Around The Block With Jeff And Dave – August 20, 2019

Another faketoshi has been announced – find out what he is all about! Coinbase buys Xapo and now holds $7B worth of cryptocurrencies, Rakuten, a large Amazon-like provider out of Japan announces a crypto exchange. Bank of America announces a… Continue Reading →

Philippines Central Bank Greenlights More Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Local Philippines media outlet Philstar Global is reporting that a couple of cryptocurrency exchanges have obtained authorization from the country’s central bank. This development follows similar approvals gotten by close to a dozen platforms in recent time. Several countries in… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Lunar Registry ‘Diana’ Intends to Tokenize the Moon

Diana, a project that claims to be a “Blockchain Lunar Registry,” has announced plans to tokenize the Moon and register it on a distributed ledger. Diana says it’s also developing a decentralized application (dApp) that can mark the land on… Continue Reading →

South Korean Crypto Projects are Listing on Foreign Exchanges for Wider Reach

Blockchain projects in South Korea are increasingly moving away from domestic token issuances in search of deeper markets for their cryptocurrencies. As per a report from Business Korea, August 19, 2019, the number of projects choosing to list overseas are increasing… Continue Reading →

New “Code of Practice” Bolsters Cryptocurrency Regulation in Singapore

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Start-ups, Singapore (ACCESS) together with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) developed a new ‘Code of Practice’ to set standards of good practice regarding Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism measures… Continue Reading →

New York Supreme Court Dismisses Bitfinex Petition

Earlier this month, Bitfinex filed a petition with the New York Supreme Court claiming that the New York State Attorney General (NYAG) was wrongly investigating Bitfinex as New York lacks the jurisdiction to do so. This argument was based on… Continue Reading →

Winklevoss Twins open to Partnering with Facebook for the sake of Cryptocurrency

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are brothers who are known for two things: their infamous dispute with Mark Zuckerberg and buying bitcoin at $8. In an interview with CNN, August 19, 2019, the brothers revealed they would be open to a partnership… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Waxes Lyrical on the Value of Blockchain

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has hit the stage of the Blockchain Futurist Conference to discuss the rising importance of the blockchain technology as demonstrated by the ever-growing use cases across industries. This according to a press release August 19, 2019…. Continue Reading →

CoinCorner Cryptocurrency Exchange Paying Staff Salaries in Bitcoin (BTC)

Staffers at CoinCorner, a British bitcoin trading venue and exchange founded in 2014, now receive part or all of their salaries in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether, and XRP, via CoinCoiner Checkout, a crypto payments solution that eliminates the risks of… Continue Reading →

Rakuten Expands Cryptocurrency Operations, Launches Crypto Exchange

Rakuten Group, the largest e-commerce company in Japan, launched a crypto wallet in 2017 via Rakuten Wallet Inc, a subsidiary of the online giant. The company has announced the launch of an exchange, allowing users to trade in BTC, ETH,… Continue Reading →

India’s Maharashtra State to Adopt Blockchain Technology 

In a bid to foster transparency and improve service delivery, the Maharashtra state government is making active plans to integrate distributed ledger technology (DLT) into key areas of its economy, including supply chain, agriculture, vehicle registration and more, reports local… Continue Reading →

Binance to Launch “Venus” Stablecoin Network

Binance, the largest Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoin trading venue in the world by reported trading volume, has announced plans to launch an open distributed ledger technology (DLT) network called Venus, to make it easier for entities to create localized fiat-backed… Continue Reading →

Awareness and Education are the Main Obstacles to Secure Cryptocurrency Custody

The self-custodial model of cryptocurrencies, while radical and enticing, has proved to be disastrous for people who don’t take the time to understand the nuances of the process. In an interview with CNBC, August 18, 2019, Coinbase Chief Information Security Officer… Continue Reading →

Libra Returns to Center Stage as American Delegation Holds Talks with Swiss Regulators

Libra is back to making headlines after a brief stint in the shadows following news that they may not launch if regulators don’t approve of the project. As per a Bloomberg report, August 18, 2019, a delegation of six bureaucrats, led by… Continue Reading →

Ripple Combats Investors After Complaints Allege Company of Selling Unregistered Securities

A group of investors has filed a complaint against Ripple with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for dumping illegal securities on investors in the token, as reported by Forbes, August 18, 2019. Bitcoin influencer Tone Vays has taken delight… Continue Reading →

ZenGo Bitcoin Wallet Adds Support for Facebook’s Libra 

ZenGo, a keyless multi-cryptocurrency wallet created by an Israel-based blockchain startup, has added support for Facebook’s Libra coin which is slated to go live in 2020. The wallet lets users store a test version of Libra that has no monetary… Continue Reading →

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