Facebook crypto rumors continue to swirl, China’s ban on crypto is working, Augur is launching on mainnet today! Happy Monday! Facebook Continues Its Move Into Blockchain After rumors swirled about Facebook buying Coinbase (huh?) and the social media giant relaxing its ban on cryptocurrency advertising, Cointelegraph reports that the Director of Engineering at Facebook will […]
Life used to be different for “Crypto Shaolin.” Long before he was known by his current nickname, he’d follow tourists in the heat of central Africa, swinging an ice box and offering them a chilly bottle of Coca Cola or Fanta with a sugary smile to match. But as chipper as his demeanor made him […]
Oasis Labs reportedly attracted $45 million in investments from a handful of venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz. In a launch announcement this morning, Oasis Labs shared its goal of building a “privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain.” Headquartered in Berkeley, California, the company boasts an executive team with impressive academic credentials. In its […]
The Chinese bank is looking to blockchain technology to increase efficiency and improve customer service for financial asset exchange. A patent application from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) outlining a blockchain platform intended to improve financial asset exchange has been published. The institution is one of the world’s largest in terms of […]
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has released a notice requesting that investment firms disclose their involvement in cryptocurrencies. On Friday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a regulatory notice advising that all member firms are to report all cryptocurrency dealings. FINRA is a self-regulatory US organization that oversees securities brokers and has the power […]
The original Ethereum chain, with a commitment to immutability, sidechains, and aspirations in the IoT space. Confusing newcomers is something cryptocurrency does particularly well. Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash. Ethereum. Ethereum Classic. …Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin God, Ethereum Fog… Ethereum originally hard-forked to undo the damage caused by a bad actor, as we’ll explore below, but Ethereum […]
Before discussing the launch of a blockchain platform for newsrooms, there was one thing I had to clear up with the Matt Coolidge, co-founder and communication lead at the Civil Media Company: was he planning to put me out of a job? “Our visions of world domination stop short of disrupting CoinDesk,” he said. A truce […]
Indian Exchanges Struggle with Supreme Court Order, Swiss Stock Exchange Launching New Crypto Exchange, Bittrex Moves into Europe Photo: Elijah Keay Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reserve Bank’s Ban on Crypto, but Exchanges Fight to Adapt India’s highest court issued a decision against cryptocurrency earlier this month, supporting the Reserve Bank’s direction to all financial institutions in the country […]
Ethereum is in the midst of a “gas crisis.” At least, that’s according to Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, who took to Twitter this week to remind users of best practices for setting transaction fees when using the world’s second-largest blockchain. The words of concern are warranted – because of changing conditions on the network, […]
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 […]
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