September 26, 2018 8:38 PM Crypto finance company Circle has announced the launch of a stablecoin it hopes will become “usable everywhere the internet reaches.” Circle today announced the launch of its USD stablecoin (USDC). Plans for the token were first announced in May, during a funding round that secured investments...
September 26, 2018 10:03 PM Some government officials in the East African country think blockchain technology can help fight corruption. The citizens of Kenya have long been forced to deal with corruption in almost every aspect of their daily lives. There have been many reports of judges and other government officials allegedly...
September 25, 2018 9:51 PM This could be a baby step toward the first cashless society. The Japan-based financial services company SBI Group has been very active in the cryptosphere as of late. Quickly becoming a leader in the area of cryptocurrency settlements and transactions, SBI offers a wide array of...
September 25, 2018 3:23 PM MakerDAO ain’t like all the other stablecoins out there, apparently. MakerDAO produces a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, called Dai. What makes Dai different from other stablecoins is that it is not backed through a third-party account, but instead by Ether held in an executable...
September 20, 2018 9:21 PM On Tuesday, Bitcoin Core released client update 0.16.3 to address a major vulnerability in Bitcoin software. In the announcement, Bitcoin Core cited a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability discovered in its client versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The author of the post, Wladimir J. van der Laan, recommended...
September 19, 2018 11:16 PM UK lawmakers think cryptocurrency is terrible, but want the UK to become a global center for crypto finance. With France's recent consideration of a law that would govern ICOs being a notable exception, European countries have for the most part been slow to regulate the cryptospace....
September 17, 2018 8:55 PM In a press release today, the Tezos Foundation has announced its mainnet is officially out of beta. The Tezos Foundation offered some good news for a change, when in a press release, it stated its network was no longer in the beta phase. However, it's not...
September 12, 2018 7:14 PM One academic does not buy into the stablecoin trend. In a recent opinion article titled "The Stable Coin Myth," Barry Eichengreen, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, throws some shade at stablecoins. To him, stablecoins purportedly address the problems associated with conventional...
September 11, 2018 10:36 PM A recent report from the IMF warns the small island nation that its planned national digital currency poses more risks than it offers benefits. Marshallese authorities seem to disagree. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), as part of its regular bilateral discussions with members and following a...
September 11, 2018 8:55 PM PSG wants fans to feel like they are part of the game. French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), last year's Ligue 1 champion, has unveiled a new club-specific cryptocurrency aimed at enticing participation from soccer fans all over the world. According to a September 11 announcement, PSG...