Friday, October 30, 2020

Technology

With job listing, Canada’s central bank takes additional steps towards a CBDC

The Bank of Canada is looking to hire an economist who has a deep knowledge of financial technology and digital currencies, potentially signaling the...

Bitcoin rips and cruise ships: Bad crypto news of the week

It’s been a good week for the crypto markets. Bitcoin finally burst through the $11,000 ceiling, and kept going. According to some experts, the...

Cryptocurrency Is Just a Minor Threat to the State

Are cryptocurrencies a new form of money and, if so, do they threaten state power? Our friend Nic Carter has recently commented on these questions in dialogue with...

Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud

This week, the Filecoin mainnet finally went live. This is huge news, not only because of the anticipation following Filecoin’s large token offering in...

Bitstamp says its users are now covered against a broad web of crime

Digital asset exchange Bitstamp has beefed up its insurance measures to combat the inherent uncertainties associated with the crypto space."The policy covers an array of...

Global shipping leaders join IBM and Maersk blockchain platform

Two of the world’s largest container carriers announced a full integration onto IBM and Maersk’s TradeLens blockchain platform. CMA CGM, a French container and...

DeFi Audit Firms Seeing ‘Overwhelming Demand’ Even Amid Token Price Slump

If you’re an Ethereum project looking to get audits done before the close of 2020, it’s probably too late in the game.Audit firms CoinDesk...

Pro Super Smash Bros player to receive salary in XRP

A high-profile gamer is joining SBI Holdings’ gaming arm, signing a contract to receive his salary in major cryptocurrency XRP.Kengo “Ken” Suzuki, a professional...

Zenit St. Petersburg are creating collectible blockchain cards of their players

Zenit St. Petersburg — the top soccer club in Russia's Premier League — has signed on to the Ethereum blockchain-based fantasy soccer game Sorare...

Breitling Goes Live With Ethereum-Based System to Put All New Watches on the Blockchain

The actual Breitling watch given to James Bond in the 1965 film “Thunderball” (it had a built-in Geiger counter) apparently wound up being sold...

Trezor claims new “phishing proof” desktop wallet

Crypto wallet provider Trezor has launched a new desktop app called Trezor Suite for its hardware wallet.According to an Oct. 14 blog post, Trezor's...

Blockchain health apps privatize COVID-19 data but security is a concern

New procedures are being implemented as the world slowly begins to reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While temperature checks and mandatory face masks...