Google Reveals Two Blockchain Projects As It Eyes Data Transparency


NEWS This week Google made known about two separate Blockchain projects it is working on: a “tamper-proof” auditing system and a cloud operations platform. According to a patent...

Newly Appointed PBOC Governor Once Called Bitcoin ‘Inspiring’, Praised Its Accessibility


NEWS Yi Gang, who was “unexpectedly” appointed to serve as new governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on March 19, could soften the institution’s stance towards cryptocurrencies,...

UK Crypto Exchange Will Launch First ‘Physically Delivered’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month


NEWS UK-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor will launch the world’s first “physically delivered” Bitcoin futures contracts in April 2018, an executive told Reuters March 14. Speaking...

22-Year-Old Behind $5 Billion Crypto Is Just Getting Started


Dominik Schiener would have had 500,000 reasons to turn his back on cryptocurrencies. That is the amount of euros the young man from Berlin lost in 2013/2014 in an attempt to set up a trading...

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency


Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the US government. The "Petro" is intended to bolster the country's crumbling economy, which has...

Microsoft Eyes Role for Bitcoin, Ethereum in Decentralized ID


Software giant Microsoft has said it sees potential for public blockchains in supporting decentralized identities and will explore the possibilities within its Microsoft Authenticator app. In a blog...

Prices Aside, Crypto’s Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving


A look at the headlines of late may leave you with a familiar conclusion – with all the ups and downs in the market, it's just too early to take crypto seriously. And it's true, despite the best...

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build ‘YouTube on the Blockchain’


Silicon Valley startup Lino is preparing to take on YouTube with a decentralized, collectively-owned video content distribution system that purports to cut out the middleman to more fairly compensate...

Canada: Regulators Approve Country’s First Blockchain ETF


After extensive internal testing, Harvest Portfolios has received approval to issue Canada’s first ever Blockchain-based Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), as reported in a press release Feb. 1. The...

Venezuela Says Crypto Mining Now ‘Perfectly Legal,’ Announces Petro Presale


Venezuela’s government has said cryptocurrency mining is now “completely legal” as it plans the presale of its Petro coin for next month. In comments during a TV address quoted by local news...

Belarus Legalizes Cryptocurrency Transactions And Token Offerings


Belarus has recently legalized cryptocurrencies, greenlit crowdfunding through token offerings, and sanctioned exchange between fiat and cryptocurrencies. Nestled between Russia and Poland,...

Ether Among Three Cryptocurrencies Newly Listed On Bloomberg Terminal


Ether finds itself in the spotlight of Bloomberg's pricing tool, as a new addition alongside Litecoin and Ripple. On the evening of December 14, 2017, news began to spread that Bloomberg is listing...

NZ Gov’t Begins Pilot Of Blockchain Data Management Platform


The government of New Zealand will participate in the pilot of a blockchaindata management system developed by software firm Nyriad and hosted on a cloud platform operated by Revera, a company...

‘Microraiden’ Payment Channels Go Live on Ethereum Network


A streamlined version of the Raiden payments channel network has been launched on the main ethereum blockchain. Activated yesterday, the launch comes months after µRaiden – known more commonly as...

$413: Ether Prices Within a Whisker of All-Time High


Update: Ether hit a new all-time price high of $414.90 at around 15:48 UTC today. The price of ether, ethereum's native token, is closing in on record highs above $400. Soon before press time, the...

Banca IMI Bank Explores Ethereum Derivatives


A subsidiary of global banking giant Intesa Sanpaolo is taking steps to reimagine what the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market might one day look like on a public blockchain. In a new white paper...

Japan’s Financial Services Agency And Blockchain Alliance Both Focus On Regulation


Regulation has come under the magnifying glass of both the Japanese Financial Services Agency as well as the Japanese Blockchain Alliance. A document published this November by the Japanese Financial...

The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization


Every successful startup at one point or another faces a turning point in its history. This turning point, whether a challenge, conflict, or opportunity, oftentimes becomes the defining moment for...