China’s 11th Crypto Rankings: EOS First TRON Second Ethereum Third Bitcoin Fifteenth

China’s 11th Crypto Rankings: EOS First, TRON Second, Ethereum Third, Bitcoin Fifteenth                 China has released its latest government-sponsored rankings of major cryptocurrencies on March 22, placing Bitcoin (BTC) in 15th, while EOS keeps its top spot. Tron (TRX) came in second, after overtaking Ethereum (ETH) in February. The crypto rankings by China’s Center for […]

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Major Latin American E-Commerce Company Bans Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

Major Latin American E-Commerce Company Bans Cryptocurrency-Related Ads                The largest e-commerce company in Latin America, Mercado Livre, has banned cryptocurrency advertising on their website, Cointelegraph em Português reported on March 18. The development was revealed in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph em Português after the company’s users reported receiving of emails informing them about […]

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Bakkt Delay Due to CFTC Concerns Over Its Planned Custody of Clients’ Bitcoin: WSJ

Bakkt Delay Due to CFTC Concerns Over Its Planned Custody of Clients’ Bitcoin: WSJ                                  Much-anticipated crypto platform Bakkt’s plans to store customers’ Bitcoin (BTC) from its Bitcoin futures could cause further delay on obtaining approval from United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The news was reported by the Wall Street Journal […]

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Blockchain and AI: Leading the Way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds

Blockchain and AI: Leading the Way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds                                   Human imagination and the strive to turn science fiction into science fact goes back to ancient times, but has only truly begun to manifest itself in the last 50 years. Though mostly unseen by average users, artificial intelligence (AI) is […]

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Republican Leader Claims Blockchain Can Make US Government More Efficient

Republican Leader Claims Blockchain Can Make US Government More Efficient                                   Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current Republican Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, said on Tuesday, March 12, that blockchain can make the U.S. Congress a more efficient and transparent place. Speaking to the Select Committee for Modernization of Congress, McCarthy said […]

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Scammers Satoshi and Tesla Miners: Elon Musk’s Complex Relationship With Crypto

Scammers, Satoshi and Tesla Miners: Elon Musk’s Complex Relationship With Crypto                                  Technology entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Bitcoin’s (BTC) structure is “quite brilliant,” adding that digital currency is “a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper.” Notably, that was perhaps the most straightforward comment […]

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Kakao Affiliate Dunamu Launches Blockchain Service Platform

Kakao Affiliate Dunamu Launches Blockchain Service Platform                                    Dunamu, the fintech arm of South Korea’s largest Internet corporation Kakao, is reportedly launching a blockchain service platform designed to help companies start businesses using blockchain. Korea’s JoongAng Daily reported the news on March 19. The platform, which is called Luniverse and supervised by blockchain technology research […]

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Opinion: Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid Cybercolonization

Opinion: Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid “Cybercolonization”                                  Expert Take On September 27, the EU Competitiveness Council met in Brussels to discuss how to support Europe’s digitization, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence — an area that has tremendous potential, but also faces extreme global competition. AI, of course, runs on data. The unfortunate reality […]

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Report: Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Lay Off Up to 50 of Staff

Report: Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Lay Off Up to 50% of Staff                                     Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is reportedly cutting up to 50 percent of its workforce, a report from CoinDesk Korea stated on March 18. According to the report, an unnamed official has confirmed that the exchange will reduce […]

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From Stablecoins to Blockchain Trials: Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market

From Stablecoins to Blockchain Trials: Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market                                   The beginning of the year was particularly eventful for the Japanese crypto ecosystem, which is generally considered to be a major part of the industry. First of all, Japan’s Central Bank (BoJ) issued a study on […]

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