Crypto News

Wine, Mountains, and Mining Rigs: Georgia as a Crypto Powerhouse

25 March, 2019 | 11:53

With a population of just 3.7 million, this nation is second only to China in crypto mining

Blockchain and AI: Leading the Way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds

19 March, 2019 | 13:06

Today, AI and blockchain technologies are more complementary than competitive in their natures, and are used together in solutions where the personal data security is of great importance

Blockchain Boom in Ireland, but Brexit Looms

18 March, 2019 | 18:52

Ireland is blockchain strong, but the looming threat of Brexit could undermine business growth in a nation defined by the boom-and-bust cycle

Enterprise Blockchain on the Rise Despite Criticisms

14 March, 2019 | 16:09

Depending on the goals of the network, both enterprise and public blockchains have their place in the industry

As ProgPoW Aimed at Stopping ASIC Mining Gets Supporting Votes, New Conspiracies and Debates Appear

14 March, 2019 | 10:14

As ASIC-resistant ProgPoW gets the users support, more questions appear on whether the algorithm introduction will protect the Ethereum network from centralization

Textbook Case of Crypto Hype: How Iced Tea Company Went Blockchain and Failed Despite a 289 Percent Stock Rise

12 March, 2019 | 14:16

Back in December 2017, simply adding “blockchain” to your company name could trigger a 300 percent stock rise. Long Island Iced Tea did just the same thing, but here’s why the whole beverage-firm-turned-blockchain-enterprise scheme didn’t work, despite the crypto-induced bump

The SEC’s Guidelines and Statements Show That It’s Slowly Learning to Accept ICOs

10 March, 2019 | 16:38

The SEC’s changing guidelines show that it’s slowly making peace with ICOs

Unpacking Schnorr Signatures: Blockstream’s MuSig to Improve Bitcoin Transactions?

7 March, 2019 | 17:12

What is the Schnorr signatures scheme — the new MuSig standard that hopes to improve Bitcoin’s transactions?

From Stablecoins to Blockchain Trials: Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market

5 March, 2019 | 13:20

Japan’s authorities continue to practice in regulation, while the local industry is going full crypto — read more in our analysis

Scammers, Satoshi and Tesla Miners: Elon Musk’s Complex Relationship With Crypto

3 March, 2019 | 15:23

What does Elon Musk think about crypto? Read how his relationship with crypto has evolved since 2014, from Twitter scams to comments about Bitcoin’s “brilliant structure”

Blockchain and the City: New York State as a “Tough” Model of Crypto Regulation

21 February, 2019 | 21:55

Will New York remain the financial capital when all finance goes blockchain?

Blockchain in Health Insurance: More Accuracy, More Transparency and More Efficiency

21 February, 2019 | 09:55

Blockchain is about to make the health insurance industry more efficient and effective

First Pension Funds Investing in Crypto — a Sign of Things to Come?

20 February, 2019 | 15:53

Following Morgan Creek Digital raising over $21 million from Fairfax County pension funds, could more governmental funds and traditional financial institutions start to invest in the cryptocurrency space in the future?

Ongoing Economic Crises in Venezuela and Beyond Show That the Idea of Bitcoin as a Store of Value Is Increasingly Catching On

20 February, 2019 | 12:40

Economic crises throughout the globe are showing that people are increasingly putting their faith in Bitcoin and other cryptos

Crypto Winter Survivor: Inside Nvidia’s Difficult Relationship With Mining

19 February, 2019 | 18:23

The bear market was particularly hard on Nvidia and its GPUs, but the company still reported full-year revenue gains in 2018. How dependent is it on the crypto market?

Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market but Is Not Without Risk

19 February, 2019 | 14:28

Potential gains and risks to be had with cryptocurrency staking — the bear market strategy that calls for long-term holding

Crypto Crime Trends Evolving as Users Wise Up: Exchange Hacks, Darknet and Money Laundering

18 February, 2019 | 14:23

Exchange hacks, darknet activities and money laundering emerge as major trends in crypto crime in 2018

How the Marshall Islands Envisions Its National Digital Currency Dubbed ‘Sovereign’

16 February, 2019 | 21:18

The idea behind the SOV project lies in the Marshall Islands government's pursuance of "manifesting national liberty” and creation of an alternative state currency to the U.S. dollar

Bakkt: What Should We Expect From an Exchange Tailor-Made for Wall Street Investors?

15 February, 2019 | 14:03

Review of Bakkt, the ICE’s long-anticipated platform that is tailor-made for big league investors

Iran: Still Waiting for the Blockchain Revolution

13 February, 2019 | 17:11

The birth of a national Iranian digital currency has been postponed. However, blockchain remains a hot topic in the Islamic Republic of Iran, intertwined with international sanctions and the clash between conservatives and moderates

SIM Swappers Swindle Millions — Biggest Criminal Threat in Crypto in 2019?

12 February, 2019 | 12:58

SIM swapping seems to be on the rise, as high-profile arrests and indictments highlight the threat to crypto holders

Major Crypto Exchanges Launch OTC Desks Despite the Crypto Winter

11 February, 2019 | 16:56

“They’re now realizing what we’ve known for years: OTC trading desks already play an integral role in crypto.” The world’s biggest crypto exchanges scramble to cater to institutional investors

How We Will Remember the Year of the Dog? ICO Market Decline, Trend Toward Compliance and Other Takeaways

10 February, 2019 | 17:15

Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Dog is now over. Time for the main takeaways: from the ICO market’s decline to the “Blockchain before Bitcoin” trend

Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts

8 February, 2019 | 12:32

"In every conceptual and practical sense that matters, we believe that smart contracts are contracts. It will simply take a while for the world to become as familiar with them as they are with cocktail napkins." Legal experts discuss the place of smart contracts within the legislature framework