Central Bank Of China Release ‘Blockchain Registry Open Platform’

Central Bank Of China Release 'Blockchain Registry Open Platform’

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) launched their first blockchain-based platform, dubbed the Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP). Its purpose: to cut through the extensive bureaucracy surrounding China’s banking system. The platform was developed by the Zhongchao Blockchain Research Institute, that works as a subsidiary under the PBoC. The project was unveiled at the Global Financial Science and […]

Malta: The Next Place For Crypto Startups?

Malta: The Next Place For Crypto Startups?

Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat has recently revealed plans to reestablish several cryptocurrency businesses in his country’s jurisdiction. Malta already has pro-blockchain legislation and existing regulations around cryptocurrency, making this announcement an outreach for more cryptocurrency companies to locate in the Mediterranean country. Muscat’s announcement came during a political rally in Mqabba last weekend, where he stated he was […]

NEM Hackers Are Successfully Moving Stolen $550 Million

NEM Hackers Are Successfully Moving Stolen $550 Million

A Tokyo cybersecurity firm has confirmed that nearly all of the USD 550 million worth of NEM cryptocurrency (XEM) stolen in a January 2018 heist has been moved on the dark web.  The funds were initially stolen through Japanese cryptocurrency exchange platform Coincheck, in the form of 500 million NEM tokens. The tokens were tracked by cybersecurity firm […]

Australian Government Goes to Public on Cryptocurrency Tax Changes

Australian Government Goes to Public on Cryptocurrency Tax Changes

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has suggested this month that it needs public input regarding its current legislation regarding cryptocurrency tax obligations. This is partly due to an increased interest in cryptocurrency in general within Australia over the last twelve months. A public comment process has been initiated in order to examine taxpayers concerns and […]

Gold Castings of Nelson Mandela’s Hands Sell for $10m in Bitcoin

Gold Castings of Nelson Mandela's Hands Sell for $10m in Bitcoin

Canadian cryptocurrency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four gold casts of the first black South African president’s hands for a massive USD 10 million, to be paid in Bitcoin, at its PDAC conference recently. The firm was planning to launch a global “Golden Hands of Nelson Mandela” tour to educate young people about the anti-apartheid icon’s […]

Ethereum Tokens Surge on Coinbase Announcement of ERC20 Token Support

Ethereum Tokens Surge on Coinbase Announcement of ERC20 Token Support

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it will be adding support for ERC20 tokens “in the coming months”, prompting a slight price rise across the board for ERC20 assets in trading markets. The first step will involve its “Custody” team in a process to evaluate a set of ERC20 assets to support for withdrawal and […]

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Africa, 19 to 26 March 2018

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Africa, 19 to 26 March 2018

Africa Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. African Union Meets in Rwanda – African Union leader Ramaphosa has proposed Africa’s own cryptocurrency following Venezuela’s state coin. At a recent African Union […]

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Asia, 19 to 26 March 2018

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Asia, 19 to 26 March 2018

Asia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   Japan Japanese government’s decision to increase regulations on Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange that was hacked a few weeks ago, is affecting the price […]

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: The Americas, 19 to 26 March 2018

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: The Americas, 19 to 26 March 2018

The Americas Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. USA Government – The American government has banned US citizens from trading in new Venezuelan cryptocurrency called Petro. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced […]

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Europe, 19 to 26 March 2018

Weekly Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup: Europe, 19 to 26 March 2018

Europe Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. European Union The European Union is going to rule on a new legislation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that allows citizens from across […]