Japanese General Trading Company Backs Blockchain Platform for Wind, Solar

News Marubeni Corp., a major Japanese sōgō shōsha, or general trading company, is now backing a blockchain-based power trading platform. Per a report by Reuters on July 23, Marubeni has issued a loan to Lithuania-based blockchain project WePower. Per Reuters, the size of Marubeni’s stake in WePowe..

New York State Digital Currency Task Force Appoints New Members

News Legislators from the New York State Assembly have appointed six members to the New York State Digital Currency Task Force. In a video announcement on July 22, Assembly member Clyde Vanel announced six appointments to the group, which is tasked with investigating and making regulatory recommen..

Philippines-Based UnionBank Completes Blockchain Remittances Pilot

News The Philippines-based UnionBank has successfully completed a pilot of a blockchain-based cross-border remittance from the Philippines to Singapore, according to a press release published on July 23. The pilot is the result of a partnership between UnionBank and Singapore-based OCBC Bank, wher..

Bitcoin’s ‘Untouched Supply’ Reaches All-Time High of 21.6%

Newly released data from Coin Metrics shows that the number of un-moved Bitcoin has risen to a new high. Does this mean Bitcoin is a better store of value or does it still have potential as a medium of exchange? Is HODLing Bitcoin Back in Style? Today, crypto-analyst and Tales From the Crypt podcas..

New York Regulators Designate New Division to License Crypto Businesses

News The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the state’s financial regulator, has established a new department that will be responsible for licensing and regulating crypto-related businesses. In a statement on July 23, the NYDFS announced the formation of the Research and Innovation..

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues to Spread in North Queensland and Japan

BCH merchant acceptance has continued to grow month after month but there are a few regions in the world where bitcoin cash retail acceptance is thriving. Over the last few weeks, North Queensland and Japan have shown significant growth and continue to dominate as some of the densest territories of ..