Blockchain technology’s immense potential, while well-documented, continues to get lost in the hype surrounding the increasing value of cryptocurrencies and the oft-astronomical raises of initial coin offerings (ICOs).  Though it has ushered in one the most disruptive technologies in decades, the distributed ledger movement remains in its infancy stage, relative...
Bitcoin’s Lightning Networkis considered to be a major development. Scaling the world’s leading cryptocurrency to new levels is not easy. Although significant progress has been made already, there are still some concerns to contend with. Big payments remain a problem, and it seems just a handful of node operators...
The crypto market is continuing to grow with only slight dips today, April 23, as Bitcoin (BTC) remains close to $9,000 after two weeks of gains and total market cap hits a 7-week high, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Crypto market visualization from coin360.io BTC is currently trading at around $8,840,...
The government of Spain is preparing blockchain-friendly legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies in the emerging blockchain technology sector, Bloomberg Politics reports. “We hope to get the legislation ready this year,” said MP Teodoro Garcia Egea, who is preparing a comprehensive cryptocurrency-related bill. “We want to set up...
As the crypto market continues establishes new year-to-date lows, some claim that the arrival of institutional investors is the only catalyst that will be able to push prices in a positive direction. And although the climate around institutional interest suffered a slight setback on Wednesday, optimists believe that Wall Street...
Several elite universities in the U.S. have added — or are rushing to add — cryptocurrency courses that teach about Bitcoin and associated record-keeping technologies. This semester, graduate-level courses are available at Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Maryland, among other schools. This...
South Korea’s third largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinone, has announced plans to launch an exchange in Indonesia, according to a press release published on its site Monday, April 16. As stated in the Coinone’s press release, the new Indonesian branch opened for pre-registration April 16, with an official launch set for...
Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has raised $300 million in a fresh funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $8 billion, according to an official blog post published today, Oct. 30. The Series E equity financing round was reportedly led by investment firm Tiger Global Management,...
Like Walmart with pork from China and Maersk with shipping containers, DMG Blockchain Solutions (DMG) is hoping to be the first global supply chain company to manage cannabis products on the blockchain, initially in Canada — and then around the world. Canada’s legalization of cannabis came into effect today on...
Unocoin, a major Indian crypto wallet provider and exchange, has suspended rupee (INR) deposits and withdrawals “as per orders” from the country’s central bank, according to Unocoin’s blog post July 23. Unocoin notified its customers that fiat deposits and withdrawals are “temporarily disabled” until “an alternative method of funding is...