Bof head of digitalization Aleksi Grym has published a scathing analysis of digital currencies in a recent report that calls them “a fallacy.” A new research paper from the Bank of Finland (BoF) is titled The Great Illusion of Digital Currencies. It includes a note clarifying the BoF Economics Review is an analytical study and […]
IBM strikes again – this time to help the Australian government use blockchain technology to improve its data security. On July 4, it was reported that IBM has entered a five-year agreement worth $1 billion AUD (about $740 million) with the Australian government to integrate blockchain technology into the country’s federal departments, such as defense […]
The latest addition to the ICO Alert podcast series kicks off a change we’ll be making over the coming weeks: separate podcasts under the name of ICO Alert. On Bitgenstein’s Table, we consider 2,500 years of the wisest human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and more to make better decisions. Some episodes will focus […]
According to a July 5 report by local news outlet, Cripto Tendencia, the Venezuelan minister of habitat and housing, Ildemaro Villarroel Arismendi, announced the government’s intentions to build houses for the homeless, and to fund the project using the nation’s embattled cryptocurrency, the petro. The project is to operate under the umbrella of the country’s […]
It was reported this week that Japan’s Financial Services Agency is looking to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges under a different law, but there seems to be some contention about whether that’s true. UPDATED | July 6, 2018: Japanese outlet CryptoWatch reported that a source from the FSA has denied claims the agency is considering regulating virtual […]
The cryptocurrency exchange run by the Winklevoss twins announced it has hired Robert Cornish, formerly of the New York Stock Exchange, as chief information officer. Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange operated by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, has announced the hiring of Robert Cornish as its chief technology officer. According to a press release, Tyler Winklevoss said, […]
A cryptocurrency exchange in Israel has agreed to share certain customer transaction information with the country’s tax authority. The Israel Tax Authority (ITA), the country’s tax collector, recently entered an agreement with Bits of Gold Ltd., a major Israeli cryptocurrency exchange, to obtain customer transaction information. The agreement requires the exchange to provide information about […]
Russia has been a hot topic for some time now. There’s been news about a new crypto law which might pass soon. In addition, media in the space reported on a crypto investment bank being launched by the payment system Qiwi, while several months earlier we learned about a state bank doing a successful blockchain […]
R3 has scored another win in the insurance sector, giving the startup a wide lead over other distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the sector. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the RiskBlock Alliance, whose members include such insurance heavyweights as Chubb, Marsh and Liberty Mutual, has decided to build its first set of use cases using R3’s […]
Main Idea WatermelonBlock wants to create a tool to empower cryptoinvestors, both professional traders, as well as beginners who would need to spend a lot of time researching the whole cryptomarket in order to get a good idea of what coins or ICOs to invest in. And as time is money, WatermelonBlock wants to simply […]
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