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>>> Who’s Next After Ripple? Justin Sun Denies Allegations of TRON Being Sued by US Regulators Over 2017 ICO

Justin Sun rejects allegations of receiving any notices about regulatory proceedings regarding Tron or BitTorrent in the 2017 ICO from US or Chinese authorities The head of the Tron Foundation, Justin Sun, has denied receiving any official notices of regulatory proceedings about the 2017 Tron ICO from American or Chinese authorities or from a regulator […]

Google searches for ‘Ethereum’ hit all-time high

Not many crypto search terms have come close to their peaks in spite of the new bull market, but Ethereum is a notable exception. More people are searching for the word “Ethereum” now than ever before in its history.  Google Trends data reveals that the number of Google searches currently being performed for “Ethereum” is at […]

Vietnamese bank issues its first letters of credit on the blockchain

HDBank has processed its first L/C transactions since joining the Contour platform for international trade. Major Vietnamese bank HDBank has now become the first bank in the country to issue letters of credit, or L/C, using blockchain technology. According to a Wednesday report by local media outlet Viet Nam News, the issuance, document presentation and successful […]

Ukraine’s CBDC, the Digital Hryvina, Will Run on Stellar’s Blockchain

Besides working on a central bank digital currency, Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) will also help with the development of digital assets and regulation of stablecoins in the country. The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on Dec. 28. SDF announced on Monday, this […]

Banks Are Authorized to Use Public Blockchains and Stablecoins for Payment Activities

The top banking regulator in the U.S. has announced that national banks and savings associations in the country can use public blockchains and stablecoins for payment activities. Experts say this is good for bitcoin and its importance should not be understated. Banks Can Use Public Blockchains and Stablecoins The Office of the Comptroller of the […]

The Smartest Way to Buy Blockchain Stocks

The general public finally came to know cryptocurrency during its latest boom cycle in December 2017. Bitcoin prices had surged from under $2,000 in July 2017 to nearly $20,000. The world was introduced to the crypto millionaire, the millennial nerd who rolled the dice on Bitcoin early and now roamed the streets in a Lamborghini. […]

“Unannounced” Ethereum Hard Fork Proves Not All Blockchain Networks Are Built The Same

Earlier today, a change to the underlying Ethereum code made by developers some time ago resulted in an unannounced hard fork, effectively splitting the Ethereum blockchain and creating a new version that is valid for upgraded nodes but seen as invalid by ones that did not upgrade. Obviously, this was a major issue for Ethereum […]

Blockchain & financial inclusion: Digital lending reaches the farm gate

Blockchain-powered digital lending by fintech startup Whrrl is helping raise farmers’ incomes and reduce their dependence on moneylenders Blockchain & financial inclusion: Digital lending reaches the farm gate Warehouse receipt financing was created to help farmers get working capital against their stocks lying in warehouses but it has been plagued by fake receipts, multiple collateral use […]

Customs holding back blockchain trade digitalization: WTO report

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said customs processes continue to be a barrier to greater trade digitization on the blockchain. In its latest taxonomy of DLT projects in international trade, which sets out a “periodic table” of ongoing projects in the industry, the WTO said customs was currently the “weak link” preventing more widespread […]

Why the blockchain revolution rolls on

It has been a little over 10 years since blockchain technology and Bitcoin exploded into the public domain but, apart from making a few cryptocurrency miners rich beyond belief, the expected transformation of the world as we know it has yet to materialise. Why has the promised technological rapture not done so – and more […]

Ten Spanish companies join forces to promote digital identity using blockchain technology

They will be launching a solution which will give the user a single self-managed digital identity, in a secure reliable environment, to make it easier to fill in forms automatically to take up services, among other uses. The project, known as Dalion, has completed the concept test, and the second phase of the project begins […]

Nigeria hopes blockchain will generate $10B revenue by 2030

“We want Nigeria to be strategically placed to capture value from this economic potential of blockchain,” stated the NITDA director-general. The director-general for Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency, or NITDA, has said that the country could potentially expect a revenue stream between $6 billion to 10 billion from blockchain technology in the next ten […]

US government seizes $1B in bitcoin as the cryptocurrency rockets past $15,000

The U.S. government announced its seizure of $1 billion worth of the cryptocurrency bitcoin on the same day that the digital asset surged above $15,000 per coin, its highest sustained price since January 2018. Justice Department officials seized tens of thousands of bitcoins stored in a digital wallet linked to the online drug and firearm […]

Blockchain in journalism: Winds of change carry media to new frontiers

Despite the potential to bring an unparalleled level of transparency to journalism, blockchain adoption by mainstream media may be slow. It is no secret that over the course of the last couple of decades, issues related to fake news, substandard fact-checking and rampant censorship have resulted in many mainstream media outlets losing the trust of […]

Gibraltar Govt Joins the Global Blockchain Business Council as an Observing Member

Gibraltar, of the British Overseas Territories, has been appointed as an observing member of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). According to a Twitter announcement on the official handle of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, the admission into GBBC is an opportunity for the British Overseas Territory to collaborate with stakeholders in blockchain advance research […]

Blockchain Market Takes Significant Hit Over Past Two Years

The blockchain market has taken a $2.8 billion hit in the United States over the past two years, starting in the 2018 crypto winter and continuing through to 2020, according to a press release from the group. However, sharing some thoughts on the matter is Michela Menting, a Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research, […]

Binance in trouble, blockchain security standard: Blockheads

A Forbes report accused Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, of attempting to deceive US regulators. China got its first blockchain security standard, and processed digital yuan transactions almost doubled in the last month. Bitmain closed another big sale of Antminers to the US, and a new cross-chain protocol was integrated to the BSN. The […]

10 things you thought you knew about blockchain that are probably wrong

Not so long ago blockchain was being touted as the hyper-secure, single source of truth that would solve all manner of business problems. Some of that was overhyped. Even though distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have matured a lot over the past few years the promise of these technologies has far outpaced the reality of their […]

Ethereum set to become first blockchain to settle $1 trillion in one year

The Ethereum network is processing more than double the transaction volume of Bitcoin, and is on-course to process $1 trillion this year. The third-quarter decentralized finance (DeFi) boom has resulted in the Ethereum (ETH) network processing more than twice the daily transaction volume of Bitcoin (BTC). According to crypto market data aggregator Messari, the 30-day […]

Blockchain may solve Twitter and Facebook’s moderation issues says Aragon exec

Would decentralized governance save social media platforms from polarizing its users with its politics? Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende told Cointelegraph that the decentralized technology his company has been developing could find its perfect use case on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  In recent months, content moderation practices employed by global social media platforms […]

Facing Down Big Tech: How Blockchain Social Media Will Topple Zuckerberg

There’s a growing realization that social media has become a destructive influence. But can blockchain social media platforms really make a difference? Big tech isn’t just big anymore. It’s grown into a ravenous Cthulhu-esque beast with its tentacles wrapped around almost every data point in our lives. But in the light of a House Judiciary […]

Will Blockchain DeFi Go Mainstream?

Adoption of permissioned blockchain is growing slowly albeit steadily in enterprises around the globe. Production use cases are increasing, as upcoming Gartner research will show, but the big bang of blockchain has yet to materialize. Value propositions still mainly revolve around process improvement rather than true business transformation. Enter the DeFi Explosion DeFi applications, which […]

Crypto Venture Capital Firm Blockchain Capital Becomes A Member Of Facebook’s Libra Association

Facebook-led Libra Association has added venture capital firm Blockchain Capital to its ranks. Facebook-led Libra Association has added venture capital firm Blockchain Capital to its ranks. In a blog post on September 18, the Geneva-based consortium revealed that Blockchain Capital will be using blockchain technology to create a “more equitable payment system” with the association. […]

The US is number one…in blockchain patents

But the company with the most patents isn’t even American. Despite Chinese firm Alibaba filing the most patents so far this year, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain patents, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent said. IBM and Alibaba hold the most blockchain patents. […]

Many blockchain projects have ‘smoke-and-mirror’ strategies: Avalanche CEO

Too many make strong claims without evidence. Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of the blockchain protocol, Avalanche, took to Twitter to explain why he considers that many blockchain projects keep applying dubious strategies in the industry. Sirer considers that some projects are based on “lots of hype, lots of technical-sounding claims,” partnership with companies […]

$700 Million Worth of Synthetic Bitcoin Is Circulating on the Ethereum Blockchain

According to onchain data, there’s now 69,836 synthetic bitcoin tokens (over $700 million) circulating on the Ethereum blockchain. Out of the six synthetic bitcoin token projects, wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) commands the largest number of coins with over 63% and 44,622 WBTC. Synthetic bitcoin (BTC) has grown massively in recent weeks and since news.Bitcoin.com’s last report […]

ConsenSys Acquires Enterprise Blockchain Quorum as Part of JPMorgan Investment

JPMorgan is giving Quorum to blockchain lab ConsenSys, allowing the experts to step in and enhance the platform. JPMorgan’s recent investment in ConsenSys includes a strategic deal for the blockchain company to acquire and manage the financial giant’s Quorum platform. The crypto firm will use this latest acquisition to further its foray into enterprise blockchain. […]

Analytics Firm Elliptic Now Supports Blockchain Monitoring For BNB And Binance Chain

Blockchain and crypto analytics firm Elliptic has announced that Binance Chain as well as its native payment token commonly known as BNB have been added to its monitoring platform. In a press statement shared with Bitcoin Exchange Guide, from Tuesday, Elliptics automated compliance, transaction tracing tools as well as wallet monitoring will start tapping into […]

Russian Monitoring Agency Develops Blockchain Analysis Tool To Track Bitcoin And Monero

Russian intelligence agents build a blockchain monitoring device capable of partially unmasking transactions on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Omni (OMNI) and two popular private coins – Dash (DASH) and Monero (XMR). The agency requests for a budget surplus of $10 million from the federal government to complete the development of the monitoring services. A report […]

Blockchain Heroes Refuse to Accept ‘Old World’ Fiat Payments

In advance of its August 8 release, Blockchain Heroes has airdropped fans an NFT trading card featuring a crossover character from Topps. Digital collectibles trading card series Blockchain Heroes launches this week, but won’t be purchasable with old school fiat or credit card payments. Instead trading card fans will only be able to buy packs […]

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