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Visa Fintech Recruiting for its Crypto Team: Is There a Hidden Agenda?

Only a fortnight after a leading U.S. supermarket chain announced it was ditching Visa in favor of a cryptocurrency-based alternative, the multinational financial service and payment processor is building a new team that will be dedicated to the cryptocurrency ecosystem…. Continue Reading →

Coinbase Announces Changes, Including Fee Increase

In yet another highly criticized move, Coinbase announced On March 15, 2019, that they would be making a series of changes to Coinbase Pro such as increasing fees and ceasing support for market orders. New Rules Coinbase has once again… Continue Reading →

Australia: Government Unveils National Blockchain Roadmap and Strategy

Australia has unveiled a fresh blockchain roadmap and strategy to help the country become “a global leader” in the emerging tech frontier, this according to a joint statement made on March 18, 2019, by two senior Ministers. Australia Unveils National Blockchain… Continue Reading →

A Social Media Giant and Cryptocurrency: What you Need to Know About Facebook’s Entry into the Cryptosphere

The rumor that Facebook is planning to enter crypto space is now an open secret; there are plenty of indications that now suggest the tech giant is ready to launch their coin in the near future; notably,  the company is… Continue Reading →

Riot Blockchain Plans United States-Based Regulated Cryptocurrency Exchange in Q2 2019

The upcoming regulated cryptocurrency exchange called RiotX will offer three primary services namely banking, a trading engine and a digital wallet. RiotX will initially be available within the United States territory. As per a March 14, 2019 filing with the… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Pioneer Subpoenaed for Assorted Documents in Kleiman vs. Craig Wright Bitcoin Lawsuit

Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik has revealed that the U.S District Court of Southern Florida has subpoenaed him, requesting at least two dozen assorted documents in the infamous Kleiman vs. Wright Bitcoin lawsuit. The court believes Jeff Garzik has records that… Continue Reading →

Market Update and Ripple XRP Price Analysis: March 18, 2019

Total crypto market cap has increased by $6 billion since Monday, March 11, and now stands at around $140 billion. Top ten cryptocurrencies were all in the green for a 24-hour period with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) leading the group on… Continue Reading →

French Courts Adopt IBM’s Blockchain Solution for Registry Management

The French National Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (NCC) has announced the integration of IBM ‘s distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution into its operations in a bid to streamline the management of commercial and corporate registry, according to a… Continue Reading →

Japan: Police Arrest Teenage Hacker for Theft of $134,000 in Cryptocurrency

An 18-year-old hacker has been accused of infiltrating the Monappy online wallet service that’s used by investors to safeguard their cryptocurrencies. This is the first time Japanese authorities are charging a hacker for stealing cryptocurrencies in Japan. Exploited Vulnerability in… Continue Reading →

Oil and Gas Giant Shell Wants Blockchain Analysts

As short-term cryptocurrency traders gear up for bitcoin’s charge past $4,000 (as of press time), other long-term cryptocurrency investors are interested in the fact that more high-profile corporations are interested in blockchain than ever. The industry has already seen IBM… Continue Reading →

Canadian Capital Markets Regulators Mull over Cryptocurrency Regulations

Canadian financial regulators have plans to establish new rules to curb risks associated with cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency is considering preparing a set of tailored regulatory requirements that will address the risks and features of the platforms. Don’t Fit the… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Cryptojacking: Prevent it, Detect it and Recover from the Malware

As cryptocurrencies grew in acceptance as well as value and cryptocurrency mining became a lucrative business, cryptojacking has become the latest jackpot for cybercriminals. Thousands of websites globally that are operated by government agencies and the most recognized organizations are compromised… Continue Reading →

Waves Seeks $120 Million in Second Investment Round for Vostok Project

Waves wants to create the backbone of the next-generation digital landscape and is seeking $120 million investment for the Vostok project. It is a universal blockchain solution that will bring scalable digital infrastructure that’s tailor-made for large enterprises and public… Continue Reading →

CFTC Chairman: Crypto and Blockchain Influencing Global Markets

Amongst the many factors that are transforming the global financial market, cryptocurrency and blockchain were singled out by the outgoing CFTC Chairman in a March 14, 2019 speech.   Namedropping The crypto industry and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)… Continue Reading →

Cboe Suspends Bitcoin Futures Contract Amid Weak Trading Volume

The Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE) has declared that its planned bitcoin futures market will not be added this month, as per a notice published March 14, 2019. Prudent Approach The announcement from the CFE arm of The Chicago Board Options… Continue Reading →

Stock Exchange of Thailand Announces Digital Assets Platform

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) published a document on March 13, 2019, where they outlined plans to modernize and transform the Thai capital market, and one of the steps in that plan involves the rolling out of a digital… Continue Reading →

Tendermint Raises $9 Million Series A Funding

Coinciding with the launch of their Cosmos Mainnet, Tendermint announced on March 14, 2019, that they have raised $9 million in Series A funding. Incoming Funds Bear market or not, crypto and blockchain firms are steadily raising impressive amounts of… Continue Reading →

How Blockchain Technology Could Revolutionize the World of Publishing

Blockchain technology is rapidly entering all sectors of business and development. The music industry has already witnessed numerous artists release their songs and albums for sale on platforms running on the blockchain. Currently, there are several platforms like Choon, where… Continue Reading →

Sirin Labs CEO Moshe Hogeg Ordered to Settle $4.23 Million Lawsuit In 30 Days

Moshe Hogeg, the CEO of cryptocurrency smartphone startup Sirin Labs, has been ordered to settle his $4 million lawsuit with a Chinese investor in the next 30 days, reports local media outlet Globes on March 14, 2019. See You in… Continue Reading →

Mt.Gox’s Mark Karpeles Dodges Embezzlement Charges, Lands Jail Term for Falsifying Data

The former owner of the now-defunct Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, has been sentenced to two and half years in prison by a prosecutors in Japan. The Tokyo District Court found him guilty for falsifying computer data in connection with… Continue Reading →

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