Despite not being a big fan of the international financial market, Korea has been one of the best players in the crypto-space with it being the world’s third largest cryptocurrency market by trade volume. Even though the country has been a center of attraction in the crypto industry, crypto enthusiasts...
Anyone who thinks that cryptocurrencies are going away anytime soon is mistaken. Speaking at the Blockchain for Global Impact summit held at the UN Plaza, Rustin Benham, an official of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission heaped praise on cryptocurrencies and lauded its power to transform the economic and social...
Yesterday evening, Vitalik weighed in on what could be one of the most important potential uses cases for blockchain technology: Online voting Important thread. Online voting requires some very specific privacy and security properties and specific techniques to achieve them, and just shoving stuff onto a public ledger can often...
The Crypto market started the week with a green trend. However, the lack of confidence in the markets shows it’s signs and attempts to break through also bringing with them the correction. After last year madness the market is still unstable and it is hard to say that we...
Marius Jurgilas, board member at Bank of Lithuania echoed a sentiment that many banks and financial institutions have felt in the recent months since cryptocurrencies have emerged as a viable new asset class:“If society starts questioning whether we are providing a good product, that is how cryptocurrency will grow” -Jurgilas...
In July 2016, a district court in St. Petersburg ‘Vyborg Court’ blocked a crypto media website Bitcoininfo.ru from providing its service to the country’s inhabitants. The case was reviewed without inviting the owners of the website to go through the initial trial process. The spokesman of the website Sarkis Darbinyan...
Ripple Labs is giving nothing away in a lawsuit accusing the firm of selling “unregistered securities” and so far has brought in high profiled Mary Jo White and her enforcement chief, Andrew Ceresney, to represent the company in court. Mary Jo White previously held the Chair position at the Security...
While many countries around the world are gradually embracing digital currencies as a means of payment for goods and services, some are still debating on the possibility of future adoption of cryptos with Indonesia being one of such countries. The Indonesian Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti), a commodity regulator in...
Japanese SBI Holdings has finally launched its planned in-house crypto exchange after months of several delays due to security and partnership issues. The company had initially announced in October 2016 its plans to establish a subsidiary company dubbed SBI Virtual Currency, which will provide digital currency exchange services. However, the launch...
The Romanian Ministry of Education’s website, edu.ro, is reportedly using its visitor’s computers to mine cryptocurrency, as per a local news source Hotnews.ro. It’s claimed that the antivirus software companies Avira and Adguard warned users that the site has been flagged for mining cryptocurrencies. Hotnews.ro also reported that agents from...