Bitcoin Mutual Fund CEO Explains Why Canada is More Blockchain-Friendly than the U.S.

Canada has set the pace as the first government to ever approve an exclusive bitcoin mutual fund. This builds upon its reputation as a friendly environment for emerging technologies. The atmosphere in Canada seems to be freer and more conducive… Continue Reading →

3D-Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Back in U.S., Posts Bond

DarkWallet developer and 3D-printed gun proponent Cody Wilson, who was arrested over the weekend in Taiwan and subsequently returned to the U.S., has been released on bond, local media outlets have reported. The arrest of Wilson was covered on CCN… Continue Reading →

ConsenSys Has Begun Using Ethereum to Supply Electricity to Texas

Grid+, a blockchain startup operated by ConsenSys, the largest blockchain software company in the world operated by Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin, has successfully started to supply electricity to its clients in Texas. Milestone Reached: Grid+ Texas has begun flowing power… Continue Reading →

Bitmain Rival Ebang Launches New Line of Uber-Efficient Bitcoin Miners

One of Bitmain’s biggest rivals is ready to give the bitcoin mining giant a run for its money as both firms prepare to go public in Hong Kong. Upstart Bitcoin Mining Firm Unveils New 10nm Chip, Miner Series The China-based… Continue Reading →

Green Energy Bitcoin Mining Will Have ‘Insignificant Environmental Impact’

As the Bitcoin network grows, so too does the concern around its environmental impact, and with good reason. Bitcoin consumes more electricity than the entire island of Ireland, and that power consumption is set to steadily rise in the coming… Continue Reading →

Winklevoss-Led Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Eyes UK Expansion: Report

Gemini, the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange founded by bitcoin billionaires Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, is rumored to be eyeing an expansion into the United Kingdom. Gemini Plots Transatlantic Expansion Citing two sources close to the process, the Financial Times reports that… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Reverses from Bear Flag Top

Bitcoin on Monday depreciated more than 2 percent against the US Dollar from its bear flag top from Saturday. The BTC/USD kickstarted Asian trading session by consolidating sideways near-term between 6688-low and 6722-high. The pair in the absence of upside… Continue Reading →

Vitalik Says Ethereum Can Scale to 500 tx/s Using Zcash Technology

Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin has a plan to scale the Ethereum network to accommodate a ~3,200 percent increase in transactions without the use of second-layer technologies such as Plasma. Buterin: ZK-SNARKS Could Help ETH Scale to 500 tx/s Writing on… Continue Reading →

1 in 3 Londoners Plan to Invest in Crypto, Twice the National Average: Survey

A recent survey reveals that 30% of Londoners plan to invest in cryptocurrencies, over twice as much as the national average of 13%. The survey was carried out by Atomik on behalf of Rathbone Investment Management and had a sample… Continue Reading →

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

Brave, the web browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), is rapidly carving out a significant market share as entrenched giants like Google Chrome shred their privacy policies. New Chrome Update Forces… Continue Reading →

Italian Champions Juventus the Latest Football Giant to Launch Fan Token

Italian football Serie A champions Juventus FC have become the latest top level European football club to announce a partnership with a blockchain company, with the launch of the ‘Juventus Official Fan Token’. The token, which is being launched as… Continue Reading →

Thailand’s Kasikornbank to Pilot Visa’s Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The biggest bank by market capitalization in Thailand, Kasikornbank, has become the first financial institution in the Southeast Asian country to get on board the Visa B2B Connect platform. Designed to enable fast and secure cross-border payments between businesses using… Continue Reading →

Opinion: Is India’s Central Bank Nervous About Supreme Court Allowing Crypto Trading?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the central bank of the country, has told the supreme court that the institution’s decision to prohibit crypto trading should not be challenged by local businesses. In an affidavit filed with the supreme court… Continue Reading →

Dubai Govt Upgrades Payment Portal DubaiPay with Blockchain technology

The Smart Dubai office, a government initiative led by the Crown Prince of Dubai, is integrating blockchain technology into its retail payments smartphone app DubaiPay, enabling reconciliation and settlement transactions in real-time. Developed in collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Finance… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Takes a Breather and Falls Below $6,700, Losses Across the Board

Since September 18, within six days, the crypto market added $34 billion to its valuation. After a massive short-term rally, Bitcoin has retraced slightly, leading other major cryptocurrencies to fall by 3 to 5 percent. While Bitcoin recorded a slight… Continue Reading →

English Football Giant Liverpool Partners Blockchain-Based Trading App TigerWit

Forex trading platform TigerWit has announced a new partnership with Liverpool Football Club and the launch of a new blockchain-based trading app that gives clients access to access to key global markets and trade FX, indices, commodities and metals. Under the terms… Continue Reading →

Indian Authorities Round up on Bitcoin Scammer’s Properties Worth $60 Million

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) attached $60 million worth of assets in connection with its probe against Amit Bhardwaj in the alleged Bitcoin Ponzi fraud of $5.26 billion. The Indian law enforcement agency has attached immovable properties of the owner… Continue Reading →

Brazil’s Biggest Brokerage Processes Bitcoin Trades, Gov’t Supportive

Grupo XP, the largest independent brokerage in Brazil, has publicly released its plans to launch a Bitcoin and Ethereum trading platform by the end of 2018. Guilherme Benchimol, the chief executive officer of Grupo XP and XP Investimentos SA, stated… Continue Reading →

This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Radio Waves

To many, cryptocurrency is a way of securing financial independence from banks and governments. Those interested in going off-grid, distancing themselves from authority, and even “preppers” who believe that major catastrophe is coming any day share many of the values… Continue Reading →

More than a Ripple: What Pushed XRP up 100% in a Week

In a supernormal rally that almost lost ethereum its silver spot, ripple (XRP) gained about 100 percent in a week. The maximum difference in XRP’s market cap between the week’s lowest and highest level turned out to be almost $19.8… Continue Reading →

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