Over the past few days, some of the world’s most powerful people — the 1% of the 1%, so to speak — have convened in Davos, Switzerland to talk just about everything at events, namely the World Economic Forum of 2020. Years ago, a mention of words “Bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” would likely elicit l..
The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the de facto central bank of the world’s central banks, continues to do its homework on blockchain-powered central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. On January 23rd, the influential international institution published a new report titled “Impending arri..
Are you interested in the biggest, most liquid markets there is? The FOREX market, or FOReign EXchange market, has a daily turnover of more than $3 trillion USD. That figure makes it the biggest and most liquid market on a cash basis. With the exception of the ‘weekend lull’, the FOREX market is op..
There’s no doubt Bitcoin ended 2019 on a sour note. After topping at a price of $14,000 in June of last year, the price of the leading cryptocurrency tumbled and tumbled, falling all the way to $6,400 by the middle of December. Although prices have recovered since then, some have questioned if this..
The proponents of Ethereum are generally excited because the smart contract platform opens up possibilities for all sorts of new kinds of commerce and financial participation. The PoolTogether dApp project is one such Ethereum-based possibility that highlights how cool and innovative even a young d..
Over the past few years, India has begun attempts to crackdown on its shadow economy, which the government feared was leading to a loss in tax collection, which is seemingly a byproduct of the country’s large reliance on cash and a relatively large unbanked population. This culminated in an attempt..
Bitcoin, when it was first launched, was marketed (or proposed, rather) as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash” for the world. While many other cryptocurrencies have followed Bitcoin down this path, no digital asset has become a widely-used form of digital payment, even in places where traditional paym..
Thanks to insufficient incentives, i.e. secure pay, adequately funding open-source software (OSS) development can be extremely difficult for any project community. As a software-centric field, the blockchain arena is most certainly not immune to this dynamic. Toward the problem of OSS funding, vari..
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Sergey Grybniak, the founder and sole owner of Opporty International, for allegedly running an unregistered Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The Opporty platform is a blockchain market place offering tokens to investors in the U..
Crypto exchange platform Zipmex has been granted a digital assets exchange license to operate in Thailand. The crypto exchange had to wait 12 months to obtain the license and is looking to expand to other places in Southeast Asia. Thai SEC gives Crypto Exchange The Green Light According to reports ..