Waves, a major custom tokens blockchain valued at more than $310 million, has evolved into the most efficient and low-cost platform for airdrops due to its innovative scaling solutions and infrastructure.ICOs to Airdrops: Change in TrendOver the past year, the declining hype around initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the...
A report from a Belgian think tank that will reportedly be distributed to European Union (E.U.) ministers calls for unified legislation on cryptocurrencies and more scrutiny on how they are distributed to investors, Reuters reported September 5. The report, ostensibly released by Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, comes ahead of an...
American venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion, which it plans to invest in startups in various fields, including digital currency, Reuters reported July 10. Lightspeed told Reuters that $1.05 billion of the new funding will be allocated to invest in more mature companies. The firm is...
Key Points Bitcoin price recovered nicely from $7300, but it is struggling to gain traction against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $8,750 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must hold the $8,400-8450 support area to...
As Bitcoin led the way as the mainstream cryptocurrency after its inception in 2009, many ‘altcoins’ were founded on the basis of its success. They all claim to be superior in some way to the defacto most popular option. In this instance, Skycoin has taken it further and built a...
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For several years now, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been cautiously enthusiastic about blockchain technology. Beginning with a 2014 working paper titled, "The Bitcoin Question" the intergovernmental organization has been considering the economic possibilities opened up by distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies — and, on the...
A senior official at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has stated that additional research and exploration is needed to fully grasp the potential benefits of the blockchain technology.Olga Skorobogatova was speaking in a discussion held at the SPIEF conference in Saint Petersburg.Does Blockchain Need Better Scaling Solutions...
The US State Department and South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MSIT) have resolved to strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in advancing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at a press conference held in Seoul today, June 22. The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution has been characterized by the World Economic Forum...
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has hired Katie Haun as its first female general investing partner to run the company’s newly formed $300 million cryptocurrency fund, according to an announcement published June 25. Haun, who is also a director on the board of Coinbase, served as a federal...