China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres
Understanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials ... read more.
White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNM
SEC Issues Alert Against Initial Exchange Offerings
The SEC has issued an alert to investors regarding initial exchange offerings. This warning is not an official statement on regulatory policy, but it does indicate the way the American market regulators view the practice and why many exchanges are ... read more.
Kraken Acquires Australian Crypto Platform Bit Trade
The global crypto exchanges industry continues to consolidate as some smaller players bow out and the big players try to gobble up as much as they can of the rest. As part of this trend, Kraken has now taken over ... read more.
IIF Report Predicts Global Debt Will Reach New All-Time High of $257T in 2020
Global debt records were broken in 2019, but that likely won't be the end of such ominous economic milestones, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) predicts. The number could reach $257 trillion sometime in Q1 2020, according to a recent ... read more.
Fed Officials Ponder Funding Hedge Funds and Private Brokers Directly
On January 13, the New York Federal Reserve gave $60.7 billion to eligible private financial institutions by leveraging U.S. Treasurys and agency securities. With all the stimulus given to financial institutions since September, it hasn’t relieved the stress of economic ... read more.
BTC Miami Blockchain Conference Kicks Off Its Seventh Year
On January 16, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) opened its doors at the James L. Knight Center in Miami for its seventh year. The conference was filled with hundreds of crypto enthusiasts, exhibits, and well known speakers from the ... read more.
4 Bitcoin Mixers for the Privacy Conscious
In an era of unprecedented global surveillance, it is unreasonable to expect the blockchain world to be any different. It is perfectly reasonable, though, to resist this surveillance through countermeasures that thwart the would-be surveillers. Digital privacy is a right ... read more.
Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans
U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank's agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank's Exchange Network ... read more.
First Bitcoin Cash Developers Meeting of 2020 to Be Held Today
Developers from Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Unlimited, BCHD, Bitcoin Verde and other teams, are meeting today to continue the building of the Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. They will discuss progress towards the May 15th Bitcoin Cash Network upgrade and the standardization progress ... read more.
Uzbekistan to Create National Mining Pool, Launch Licensed Exchange
Establishing a “national mining pool” has been declared a priority in Uzbekistan. Miners who join the pool will enjoy lower electricity rates, announced the country’s agency overseeing the crypto industry. The Central Asian nation is also preparing to launch a ... read more.
Simple Ledger Protocol Shines During the Final Day of TNABC Miami
On Friday, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) convened for its final day with a great deal of well known speakers from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The slew of speakers discussed topics like the future of crypto mining, SLP ... read more.
Russia’s New Prime Minister Has an Opinion of Cryptocurrencies
The Russian Federation has a new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, with a track record of statements regarding cryptocurrencies and an affection for digitalization. A stated goal of his government will be to turn the country into a digital platform “for ... read more.
New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on Tether
Can any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of ... read more.
Direct Democracy Party to Solve Issues With Crypto Rights in Russia
A new political force is being born in Russia out of the country’s tech business circles. The idea has been conceived by representatives of the country’s growing digital economy sector who want to embark on finding solutions to numerous issues ... read more.
Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime
Thanks to the EU's most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to ... read more.