A recent publication from the Reserve Bank of India reveals its consideration of a central bank-issued digital currency. According to its 2017–2018 annual report, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has formed an interdepartmental group “to study and provide guidance on the desirability and feasibility to introduce a central bank digital currency [CBDC].” This effort […]
Let’s not get too excited. It’s not yet clear if it can work as promised. Jack Dorsey isn’t giving up on his bid to make bitcoin a universal currency, if a recent patent is any indication. His mobile credit card processing company, Square Inc., secured a patent on August 21 for a cryptocurrency payment network. […]
The Australian National Blockchain aims to allow the nation’s companies to more easily share legal contracts. When looking for a public blockchain that could run EDCCs, Australia just decided to build its own. The Australian National Blockchain, announced today, will apparently enable “companies nationwide to join the network to use digitized contracts, exchange data and […]
The collectibles game makes its way to the ZKM Center for Art and Media. CryptoKitties as art is not a new concept. Remember when somebody paid $140,000 for an art piece coupled with a CryptoKitty? Folks love their fuzzy, collectible, and sometimes hideously cute virtual cats. This time around, the litter of digital kitties – […]
A report from the Blockchain Transparency Institute determines that billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency trading volume is fake. But who is the Blockchain Transparency Institute? A recently released report on cryptocurrency exchanges asserting widespread falsification has gotten a lot of attention this week. The report claims that billions of dollars’ worth of volume reported […]
ETHNews looks at Swarm Fund and the project’s recent progress. Swarm intelligence refers to the phenomenon of self-organizing systems. Although this concept is largely employed in artificial intelligence and interfacing research, swarm behavior has long been observed in biological communities, for example, bird flocking, fish schooling, and even bacterial growth. In considering the swarm model, […]
The show cause orders are part of a larger effort by North American securities regulators to crack down on fraudulent ICOs. Gerald Rome, Colorado’s securities commissioner signed orders requiring three cryptocurrency companies to show cause for allegedly promoting unregistered initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to an announcement published by Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies. This […]
An interview on Corporate to Crypto with Alex Scagz, CEO of Coinvention Speaking to Alex Scagz is like listening to music. His relaxing demeanor and passionate approach is astounding when you consider how much pressure is on his shoulders. He is so busy, I couldn’t (didn’t want to) edit out the phone calls and vibrations […]
The latest core devs’ meeting centered around various Ethereum Improvement Proposals to reduce or maintain block rewards distributed to miners. ETHNews attempts to clear up the mud surrounding the discussion. On Friday, August 24, Ethereum’s core devs and other stakeholders within the community gathered for meeting 45. Aside from updates related to testing, clients, and […]
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