Today Venezuela announces Petro cryptocurrency, Ethereum growth not tied to price, and blockchain groups push back against proposal of Korean ministry. Image courtesy of CoinDesk. Venezuela Announces Petro Currency On August 20, a second government currency will be introduced to Venezuela. Reported by ABC Internacional, President Nicolás Maduro made the announce during a television address that […]
Winklevoss Twins push forward despite ETF rejection, Square Cash BTC update, Alts tumble in light of BTC testing the $6,000 mark. Winklevoss Twins push onward after SEC rejection The twins faced a tough reality when the SEC rejected their second proposed ETF in late July. This is not the sort of news that keeps the […]
Turkish Lira Collapse Drives Interest in Crypto, Swiss Bank to Accept Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Dominance Rate at 50% Turkish Lira Collapse Drives Interest in Crypto The Turkish Lira collapse has made Bitcoin volatility seem tame. “The 10-day swings in the lira relative to the U.S. dollar now exceed those for Bitcoin amid Turkey’s escalating currency crisis,” Bloomberg […]
It’s an iconic line from Christopher Nolan‘s penultimate Batman film: “you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Batman fans watching the movie all knew that these words were prophetic, as Harvey Dent, Gotham’s White Knight and crime-smashing District Attorney, ended the movie — and his life — as the broken, insane […]
On this week’s episode, Mike Finch and I interview Jimmy Zhong of the IOS Foundation, building the Internet of Services (IOST). We discuss the tech behind IOST, how Proof of Believability and Servi — a non-tradable token that IOST nodes accumulate by contributing to the network — makes the network more fair and decentralized, and what initiatives IOST has […]
Taking a closer look As Marcus was joining Coinbase’s board back in December 2017, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong said Marcus would apply his expertise in the “payments and mobile space” to guide Coinbase in its overall mission. After just five months, Marcus became Facebook’s lead into new blockchain research and strategic partnerships. This shook up the […]
Binance Demos DEX, Everipedia MainNet Launches, Overstock.com & tZero Raise $134 Million + $400 Million Everipedia, EOS-Based Competitor to Wikipedia, Launches MainNet Hoping to fix the issues Wikipedia experiences and become a more diverse, uncensorable online encyclopedia, Everipedia has been one of the most anticipated of the EOS dapps. Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger is on the founding […]
Q&A With Apollo18’s Founder, Kirk Durbin ICO Alert: For those who are not familiar with Apollo18, can you explain what it is, and what the team aims to accomplish? Apollo18 is a cryptocurrency mining operation based in Central Pennsylvania. Token holders are rewarded with Ethereum based on the profits generated by the mining farm. Apollo18’s goal […]
ShapeShift buys crypto-conversion startup Bitfract, Thailand says 20 companies have applied for Exchange Licenses, 94 companies join IBM and Maersk Blockchain. ShapeShift Buys Crypto Conversion Startup Bitfract The cryptocurrency conversion platform ShapeShift has purchased Texas-based startup Bitfract. The startup has created a tool that allows users the ability to purchase multiple cryptocurrencies through a single Bitcoin […]
Ukraine uses blockchain for voting trail; SEC postpones decision on Bitcoin ETF; Opera browser to add wallet feature to desktop. Image courtesy of DailyNews. Ukraine uses Blockchain for Voting Trail According to a Facebook post, Ukraine is working on a voting platform using the NEM blockchain. The head of the State Register at the Central Electoral […]
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