æternity Partners with Uruguay Can to Track Cannabis Production on the Blockchain
æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that it is creating a supply chain management platform for the cannabis trade alongside Uruguay Can, one of South America’s leading cannabis production companies.
Digital Assets In 2025: Worst- And Best-Case Scenarios
Co-Founder and CEO at Cindicator, a tokenised fintech company building the Hybrid Intelligence ecosystem for effective asset management.
Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System”
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire says the U.S. lagging behind China’s development of a national digital currency could alter the way Western companies transfer payments.
Samsung Now Offering 17 Crypto Apps in Blockchain Keystore
Samsung is adding to its blockchain dapp arsenal by including over a dozen new apps in its Blockchain Keystore online app market.
South Korea Declares Partial ‘Regulation-Free’ Zone for Crypto Companies
Busan has been declared a “regulation-free” zone for blockchain development by South Korea’s national government, a move long expected but now formalized as part of a larger liberalization push.
Technology giants' power to be probed in US
The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.
Stonewalled by FINRA, Up to 40 Crypto Securities Wait in Limbo for Launch
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Wall Street’s self-regulatory organization (SRO), has sat for months on some 40 applications from companies that touch cryptocurrencies, numerous people who deal with the agency told CoinDesk.
Ripple Could Invest Up to $50 Million in MoneyGram in XRP Boosting Deal
Blockchain payments startup Ripple has struck a deal to buy a stake in money transfer giant MoneyGram, the companies announced Monday.
10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019
Earlier this month, arguably the biggest blockchain week in the world kicked off in New York City with CoinDesk’s Consensus event. A previous interview that covered blockchain technology led to a deeper look at the technologies, founders, and companies that are emerging in the industry.
Malta’s Registry of Companies Becomes First to Run Blockchain System
Malta’s Registry of Companies, responsible for the custody of registered documentation and information regarding the existing and newly developed companies reportedly, will be operating on a distributed ledger-based system.
Top 5 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency-Friendly European Nations
Innovative technology giant countries such as Malta, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, and Estonia, are in the top 5 European nations which are friendly to blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and have acknowledged the importance of creating a cryptocurrency focused economy. Nevertheless, forming, registering and operating a cryptocurrency firm, how much good the ground is levelled, the crypto businesses in the continent still experience serious problems.
Bithumb Losses Totalled $180 Million in 2018 Bear Market, Company Reports
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb had a net loss of 205 billion won ($180 million) in 2018 due to the Bitcoin (BTC) bear market, local English-language daily news outlet Korea Times reported on April 11.
‘Regulatory Refugee’ Blames SEC for Crypto Winter
Pillar founder David Siegel has targeted much of the blame on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the flagging performance of the cryptocurrency sector over the past year.
Top 7 Reasons Why Freelancers Should Prefer Receiving Payments Via Cryptocurrency
Freelancers always face challenges while receiving payments. The most important one is not getting the exact amount from the clients in case of direct payments.
Crypoassets Author Chris Burniske: Less than 2.5% of Crypto Tokens Have 'Real Utility'
Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder, a “thesis-driven” venture capital firm that is focused on investing in “decentralized information networks”, has argued that business leaders have increasingly been turning to the “relative equity-capitalized, cash-flow extracting” markets.
EU weighs new payment rules in challenge to U.S. companies
The European Commission is considering new rules to speed up adaptation of an instant-payment system the European Central Bank introduced last year, challenging card companies and tech giants such as Visa and PayPal, officials said.
University of Michigan Considers Further Investment in A16z’s Crypto Fund
The University of Michigan, which has an endowment valued at about $12 billion, is considering further investing in Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund, a16z.
Newly Formed US Healthcare Alliance to Trial Blockchain for Improved Data Quality
Major U.S. healthcare companies have formed an alliance to trial blockchain solutions in order to improve data quality and reduce costs, U.S. weekly news outlet Modern Healthcare reports Monday, Dec. 3.
Huobi Creates New Committee to Work With China’s Communist Party
The company – which operates the Hong Kong-based exchange of the same name, currently third largest globally by adjusted trading volume – announced the news on its website on Nov. 16, saying it was “necessary to implement” Communist Party principles and policies into private companies.
Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus
A number of cryptocurrency businesses are now based in the Belarus Hi-Tech Park after the government in Minsk legalized crypto-related activities for its residents. Registering an entity in the special economic zone was supposed to be a straightforward process, but clearer guidelines and detailed regulations are still needed to attract more investors.