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Singapore Crypto Exchange Eyes US Expansion After Registering With FinCEN

News While global cryptocurrency firms increasingly come to Singapore to benefit from its crypto-friendly ecosystem, some local firms are also expanding their operations beyond local jurisdiction. Bitget, a Singapore-headquartered digital asset platform, has obtained regulatory approval from the U..

Ubisoft and MakerDAO to Sponsor Blockchain Gaming Alliance Under New Leadership

News The Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) announced on March 30 the appointment of Sébastien Borget as President, while further adding that companies like Ubisoft, AMD, Animoca Brands, and MakerDAO have returned as sponsors for 2020. According to the announcement, the BGA — a coalition of 90 game an..

Fake Trading Volumes and the Price of Bitcoin: Are They Connected?

Opinion Last year, Bitwise Asset Management reported to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that 95% of trading volume in Bitcoin (BTC) was fake. Bitwise found that, according to data published by CoinMarketCap — a widely cited tracker of crypto statistics — Bitcoin’s approximate ..

The Need to Report Carbon Emissions Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Expert Take JPMorgan Chase, the first American bank to create and successfully test a digital coin representing a fiat currency, also provided the most fossil fuel financing out of any bank in the world, according to a 2019 report titled “Banking on Climate Change.” The bank recently joined a chor..

Blockchain-Related Deals Are Moving From The US to China

News New York-based research firm, CB Insights, has released a report showing that Chinese startups are starting to substantially increase their blockchain-related investments. The research document, titled The Blockchain Report 2020, was published on March 11. It highlights that in 2015, deals fr..

Cointelegraph Exclusive: Former CFTC Chair Looks to Digital Dollar Beyond COVID-19 Stimulus

Interview The digital dollar has been the talk of the crypto world this week. Drafts of the COVID-19 stimulus bill first included and then discarded the creation of digital dollar wallets; a digital distribution method that would enable direct aid to citizens. The version of the “Coronavirus Aid,..

Peter Vessenes in the Focus of Cointelegraph China

Interview Welcome back to Cointelegraph China’s Focus talk show. This time around, Peter Vessenes is under the spotlight. He is the founder of CoinLab, the first venture-backed Bitcoin company. He also co-founded the Bitcoin Foundation, serving as its first executive director and chairman. Vessene..

US Holding Firm Halted Mining Business After Bitcoin Crashed Below $4K

News Although the cryptocurrency markets have slightly recovered following massive sell-offs in mid-March, Bitcoin’s (BTC) faltering price has led to notable miner instability and closures. Soon after Bitcoin dropped below the $4,000 threshold on March 13, DPW Holdings, a Nasdaq-listed holding com..

Heads of Binance​.US, Ledger, and ZCoin Speak to Impact of Digital Dollar on Industry

News COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy. As legislators in the United States go back and forth on how best to distribute aid, the conversation has amplified the potential role of a digital dollar to avoid the traps of traditional finance. Whether or not ongoing stimulus efforts lead ..

Is Now the Time to Invest in Bitcoin?

Video With global markets tumbling out of control, will Bitcoin finally fulfill its role as a hedge asset? Is now a good time to invest in Bitcoin? CEO and co-founder of Quantum Economics Mati Greenspan and trader Michaël van de Poppe discuss how the Fed’s strategy of ‘QE to Infinity’ will help Bi..

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