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...
September 10, 2018 9:12 PM The brothers behind the Gemini Exchange have launched a new Ethereum-based stablecoin. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, co-founders of the Gemini exchange, have announced the creation of the Gemini dollar, which they are calling "the world's first regulated stablecoin." In a post on Medium, Cameron Winklevoss wrote: "Enter the...
Line messaging service wants to expand and develop the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The popular Japanese messaging service LINE announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency and blockchain platform on August 31. According to the announcement, the company's blockchain is called LINK Chain and is intended to be a "service-oriented blockchain...
The Bitcoin mining company expands to the Ethereum network. BTC.com is releasing an Ether (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) mining client on its portal, according to an August 30 announcement. The expansion is part of the platform's effort to diversify its mining portfolio "to include more GPU/CPU mining options for...
A recent publication from the Reserve Bank of India reveals its consideration of a central bank-issued digital currency. According to its 2017–2018 annual report, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has formed an interdepartmental group "to study and provide guidance on the desirability and feasibility to introduce a central bank...
Barely a year into existence, Bitcoin Cash appears headed for a hard fork, with nChain’s Craig Wright and Bitmain’s Jihan Wu on opposite sides. One week after celebrating the first anniversary of bitcoin cash's split from bitcoin, Bitcoin ABC laid the groundwork for another schism. On August 8, the full...
The platform’s recent “brand expansion,” as the team calls it, signals a heightened focus on privacy. ZenCash, a privacy-driven blockchain and cryptocurrency (ticker symbol ZEN), is donning a new look: Horizen. The brand expansion (not a rebrand, the team notes) zeroes in on the crew's "refined strategic vision" moving forward....