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Chinese State-Run Newspaper Publishes Bitcoin Introductory Article

China’s cryptocurrency and blockchain appreciation continue as Xinhua, another state-run media organization publishes a full article about bitcoin. Some commentators opine that the flurry of positive digital currency sentiments in the country is part of Beijing’s efforts to normalize the industry be..

Real Estate Magnate Sells New York Condo for $15.3M in Bitcoin

News Real estate tycoon Ben Shaoul has sold a retail condo in Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side for $15.3 million in Bitcoin (BTC). The news was reported by New York real estate magazine The Real Deal on Nov. 1. Shaoul — who is president of the Magnum Real Estate Group — sold the 11,400-squa..

PwC Analyst: Blockchain Gives ‘Illusion of Traceability’ for Walmart

News Experts allege the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain systems being adopted by food retail giants such as Walmart and Nestlé has nothing to do with the technology itself. In an interview with Tech Wire Asia, published on Nov. 7, Craig Heraghty — Agribusiness Leader at “Big Four” auditor PwC..

Hong Kong Steps Up Research Into Central Bank Digital Currency

News The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed it is conducting research into applications for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Ejinsight reported on the news — announced during the Hong Kong Fintech Week — on Nov. 7. HKMA reportedly aims to release a major report on its findings..

Shanghai Gov’t Partners With 6 Banks on Blockchain Alliance for Trade

News The municipal Shanghai government has joined forces with financial institutions to create an alliance to foster the use of blockchain for global trade. The Global Times reported on Nov. 7 that during the China International Import Expo earlier today, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Comm..

China’s President Xi ‘Credentialized’ Cryptocurrency, Says Novogratz

News China’s President Xi Jinping gave credibility to blockchain and crypto by calling the country to accelerate blockchain adoption, said Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz. The cryptocurrency investor delivered his remarks speaking at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2020 Summit in New York ..

Ripple CEO: Only 1% of Today’s Cryptocurrencies Will Survive

News As many as 99% of all cryptocurrencies will likely go to zero, according to a new prediction by Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. There are too many crypto projects, says Garlinghouse In an interview with Bloomberg released Nov. 5, Garlinghouse claimed that there are too many cryptocurrencies so ..

Bakkt Set to Smash Bitcoin Trading Volume Record in November

News Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading on the Intercontinental Exchange Bakkt platform is seeing a considerable rise in average daily volume so far this month compared to September and most of October. Volumes yesterday, Nov. 5, hit close to their all-time-high — with 1061 traded contracts worth $10 m..

Official: Binance Chain and BNB Will Be Traceable via CipherTrace

News American blockchain security firm CipherTrace will provide Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls for Binance Chain and its native asset Binance Coin (BNB). CipherTrace to increase AML checks on Binance ChainBinance Chain, a public blockchain of major crypto exchange Binance and the underlying ..

How We Got Ivy League Students to use Blockchain Tech

Opinion For most blockchain-enabled products and services, achieving mainstream adoption has been a nearly impossible goal. Even the most celebrated projects in the crypto ecosystem struggle to expand their community beyond blockchain-savvy users. Augur, the famous betting protocol whose REP token..

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