Thai Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain for Crowdfunding

Thai Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain for Crowdfunding

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has announced the launch of a blockchain-powered crowdfunding platform to facilitate startups and small enterprises in the Southeast Asian country, CCN reports. The platform, known as LiVE, plans to provide a “complete startup ecosystem” which will also provide education for new businesses and easier access to institutional investors. So […]

Chinese Police Develop Blockchain-Based Evidence Storage

Chinese Police Develop Blockchain-Based Evidence Storage

China’s ministry of public security, in charge of all Chinese police forces, has built a blockchain application which stores evidence from police investigations. The technology, which was patented at China’s Intellectual Property Office in November 2017, takes police investigation data that is uploaded to cloud storage and puts it into a blockchain. This solves a […]

Kik to Create Zero-Fee Crypto by Forking Stellar

Kik to Create Zero-Fee Crypto by Forking Stellar

The popular Kik messaging app has announced it will fork the Stellar blockchain to create its own zero-fee cryptocurrency. Kik provides free instant messaging by using WiFi, which is very useful for people without phone plans and has hundreds of millions of registered users. Kik initially launched its native cryptocurrency, Kin, in a successful initial coin […]

Oracle to Roll Out Blockchain Products

Oracle to Roll Out Blockchain Products

Multinational software giant Oracle Corp has announced its plans to roll out a platform-as-a-service blockchain product this month followed by decentralized ledger-based applications in June, according to Bloomberg. With 430 customers in 175 countries, the California-based company is one of the world’s largest software companies, in 2015 only second-largest by revenue after Microsoft. The company specializes primarily […]

Israeli Court Overturns Bank’s Refusal of Crypto-Related Transaction

Israeli Court Overturns Bank's Refusal of Crypto-Related Transaction

Israel’s largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, has been found to have unlawfully blocked a money transfer of USD 195,00 coming from a European cryptocurrency exchange platform, citing unsubstantiated claims of suspected money laundering and terrorist financing. The case was presided over by Judge Limor Bibi, who concluded that Bank Hapoalim did not have any substantial evidence to back […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis, 9th May 2018: Support for $9,000 Levels Comes into Question

Bitcoin Price Analysis, 9th May 2018

Bitcoin markets remained under pressure through the day. While trading volumes continue being on the upside, this time traders aren’t keeping up any positivity. Prices kept going down from USD 9,400 levels and even briefly dipped to USD 9,000 levels through the course of the trading session. The day’s signals Bitcoin traders embraced the bearish […]

Blockchain a ‘Good Thing’, Says Bill Gates

Blockchain a 'Good Thing', Says Bill Gates

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed to CNBC recently that, although he owns no Bitcoin, he does recognize the value of the digital currency’s underlying technology, blockchain. He maintained in an interview with CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ on Monday, “There’s some really good technology in terms of sharing databases and verifying transactions that is talked about as […]

Why SEC Should Take a Close Look at an ICO Amnesty Plan

Why SEC Should Take a Close Look at an ICO Amnesty Plan

Daniel S Alter, former general counsel for the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and writer for Coindesk has suggested that the SEC should consider an amnesty for illegal ICOs. In his article, he points out that 2017 saw a monumental rise in the number of coin offerings (ICOs). At one point, up […]

‘Global Cryptocurrency’ Coming, Says Ex-Trump Advisor Gary Cohn

'Global Cryptocurrency' Coming, Says Ex-Trump Advisor Gary Cohn

Former Goldman Sachs executive and President Donald Trump’s ex-Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, shared his positive views on blockchain technology while predicting a future global cryptocurrency. Speaking to CNBC’s Bob Pisani, Cohen shared his projection, telling him, ”I do think we will have a global cryptocurrency at some point.” Cohen did say, however, […]

NY Crypto Exchanges Probe Continues Despite AG’s Resignation

NY Crypto Exchanges Probe Continues Despite AG's Resignation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned, a mere three hours after an article in The New Yorker brought to light accusations of physical abuse from four women that he was intimately involved with. According to correspondence between Coindesk and the New York Attorney General’s office, a probe that Eric Schneiderman launched to investigate 13 […]