• Abra Mobile App Adds 20 New Cryptocurrencies and ‘Stablecoin’ Technology

    The peer-to-peer mobile payment service, Abra announced the integration of 20 new cryptocurrencies and 50 fiat currencies into the firm’s app with real-time exchange features. Today the company is rolling out 13 new digital assets and will release the remainder over the next week. The Exponential Growth of Cryptocurrencies Abra is a mobile platform that […]
  • Korean Authorities Raid Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    Korean officials have visited the premises of three digital asset exchanges where staff are suspected of illegally taking possession of customer funds in order to buy virtual currency for themselves. Between March 12 and March 14, officials with the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office reportedly conducted searches at three South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. Personnel with the […]
  • Lightning Labs’ Beta Goes Live On Bitcoin Mainnet

    A beta version of a lightning network implementation has gone live on the Bitcoin mainnet in what Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark calls a first. As of March 15, a beta release of the lightning network implementation developed by the San Francisco-based tech firm Lightning Labs is live on the Bitcoin mainnet. The term “lightning […]
  • National Blockchain Standards Take Shape In China

    China is taking the experience of participating in the creation of international blockchain standards and applying that knowledge domestically. New information out of China today reveals that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has directed one of its subdivisions – the Informatization and Software Services Division – to conduct a “special study” of […]
  • Financial Services Committee Hears Testimony On Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

    On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee heard testimony from a collection of cryptocurrency professionals. In addition to addressing concerns about investor speculation, witnesses provided their thoughts on the patchwork of existing regulations. They seemed to possess a shared goal: protecting investors without stifling innovation. However, witnesses presented different ideas about how the crypto-community and […]
  • Financial Professionals Bet On Rising Cryptos, UK Report

    Optimism, Despite Volatility British financial services professionals and retail investors are mostly optimistic about the near future of cryptocurrencies and are looking to increase their exposure. 54 percent of them expect their prices to rise over a 12-month period. Only 32 percent anticipate a decrease, according to a new survey, released by Citigate Dewe Rogerson. […]
  • Google To Ban All Crypto-Related Ads Starting June 2018

    Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising of all types in June 2018, according to a recent update to their Financial Services policy. The news of a crypto ad ban comes just days after crypto advertisers using Google Adwords noticed a drastic drop in the number of views of their advertisements, according to posts on the […]
  • JP Morgan’s Amber Baldet On What Enterprise Wants from Ethereum

    What do private blockchain builders really want? According to JP Morgan blockchain lead Amber Baldet, they’re faced with the same concerns as anyone building public blockchains today. “These problems really aren’t so far apart, it’s just that people are trying to solve the problems in different ways,” Baldet told the audience at EthCC, an ethereum conference in Paris on Friday. […]
  • Survey Finds South Korean Youth the Most Active Crypto-Investors

    South Koreans in Their Twenties: The Most Active Crypto-Investors According to the regional publication Yonhap, South Korean residents in their 20s are very active when it comes to cryptocurrency investments and trading. South Korea is Asia’s fourth-largest economy and its become a popular region for trading digital currencies despite pending government regulations. The local news […]
  • EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to Stir

    Ethereum’s Party Poopers Are Late to the Party Assessing the merits of EOS, Cardano, and Tezos is impossible without assessing the merits of Ethereum. Its shadow looms large over the three projects, each of which is inexorably linked with Ethereum, the direct competitor they’re trying to topple. Tezos is bidding to be a better governed […]
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