Bitcoin Is a Hedge Against Gov’t ‘Fiscal Irresponsibility’ — Analyst
Equities portfolio manager turned crypto fund executive Travis Kling has argued that Bitcoin (BTC) has come into its own as a unique hedge within the current macroeconomic climate.
Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments
Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App.
Expert explained what is going to happen to BTC after quantum computer development
When quantum computer appears, bitcoin might have another hardfork. That’s what Alexey Fedorov, a senior researcher at the Russian Quantum Center, told us in his interview for LetKnow.News.
ITIF Releases Guide to Regulating Blockchain for Policymakers
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released recommendations for policymakers on how to regulate blockchain technology on April 30.
Major Japanese Fintech Firm Halts Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange, Citing Bear Market
Money Forward Inc., the operator of one of Japan's most popular personal budgeting apps, has resolved to halt its plans to launch a crypto asset exchange. The development was reported by Cointelegraph Japan today, April 15.
Taiwanese Development Council to Form Blockchain Alliance in Three Months
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan announced today that it will launch a blockchain alliance in three months, English-language local media Taiwan News reported on March 26.
Chinese Province’s Transport Upgrade Plans Will Make Full Use of Blockchain, IoT
Blockchain will be one of the technologies local Chinese authorities will leverage in an overhaul of local transport infrastructure, a government bulletin reported on March 25.
Binance-Backed OTC Firm Releases Anti-Money Laundering Compliance-as-a-Service Product
Binance-backed over-the-counter (OTC) desk Koi Trading has partnered with IdentityMind, a platform for online risk management, to develop an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance-as-a-service product. The development was announced in a press release published on March 12.
IBM Announces New Service for Blockchain Security Testing
IBM announced the launch of a new blockchain testing service to help identify weaknesses and strengthen security of a wide range of solutions that incorporate the fast-growing technology. Leveraging the extensive security and developer expertise of X-Force Red (IBM Security's team of offensive security experts) penetration testers, the service will evaluate both the backend processes used to manage blockchain networks as well as the actual ledger environment.
Survey: 48% of Execs Expect Blockchain to Change Their Business in Three Years
A survey by Big Four audit company KPMG shows that 48 percent of C-level executives believe blockchain is likely to change the way they do business in the next three years. The results of the poll were shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 26.
Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security
The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31.
Altcoin Bitcoin Private Confirms Additional 2 Million Coins Secretly Premined
The development team behind altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) has confirmed the creation of 2.04 million units of BTCP “that were never intended to exist on the blockchain,” according to an official statement published Dec. 24.
Hyperledger Onboards 12 New Members Including Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom and Citi
Hyperledger has onboarded 12 new members, including such major firms as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, and Deutsche Telekom, according to an announcement published on Dec. 11.
Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Devs Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork
Members of ethereum’s open-source development team have reached agreement on an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed code change designed to give users the option to update the blockchain with additional features.
US Stock Market Experiences Drastic Trend Reversal While Crypto Plunges
Over the past eight hours, the U.S. stock market demonstrated one of the most drastic trend reversals of 2018. Meanwhile, more than $16 billion was wiped out of the crypto market.
Joseph Lubin: Forget Price — Ethereum Adoption is Growing Rapidly
In virtually every area, Ethereum, the largest smart contract blockchain protocol in the world, seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
Hardware Wallet Ledger Opens New York Office to Develop Institutional Custody Offering
Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger announced it is expanding to New York as part of its development of institutional custody offering Ledger Vault, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 26.
IT Firm Fujitsu Builds Blockchain Settlement Trial Infrastructure for Nine Japanese Banks
Japanese multinational IT equipment and services company Fujitsu will build an interbank settlement platform using blockchain technology as part of a joint project with nine domestic banks, Cointelegraph Japan reported Monday, Oct. 29.
Ukraine’s Cryptocurrency Legalization to Unfold Through 2021
While much of the world grapples with the development of crypto-related policy, Ukraine has become a first mover.
PBoC's Digital Currency Chief Departs to Lead Securities Clearing House
The former architect of China's central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative has left the position to head the country's central securities clearing house.