GDPR Day 1: Apprehension, Nonchalance Dominate Mood of Crypto SMEs

GDPR Day 1: Apprehension, Nonchalance Dominate Mood of Crypto SMEs

As the first day of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation comes to a close, smaller business owners and investors active within the cryptocurrency scene find themselves coming to terms with a new period of crypto-related commerce, trade and enterprise. Along with recent EU AML directives now encompassing cryptocurrency, some have expressed lingering concerns on […]

Bank of China to Use Blockchain to Aid 330,000 Tibetans in Poverty

Bank of China to Use Blockchain to Aid 330,000 Tibetans in Poverty

The Bank of China will make use of blockchain technology to assist in the management of a poverty alleviation program in Tibet seeking to assist some 330,000 Tibetans living in poverty. At a recent conference of the Tibetan Branch of the Bank of China (BOC), it was announced that government would use blockchain technology to […]

Bank of Spain’s Governor Calls Crypto “Spurious Novelties” but Govt Sees Potential

Bank of Spain's Governor Calls Crypto "Spurious Novelties" but Govt Sees Potential

Luis Maria Linde, Banco de Espana governor, said in a recent speech that cryptocurrencies presented more risk than they did benefits, although blockchain technology could improve efficiency and costs, according to Coindesk. The comments made during a recent speech organized by multinational professional services firm Deloitte referred to cryptocurrency tokens as “those spurious novelties that do not […]

D1 Coin Makes $20M Purchase from World’s Largest Diamond Miner

D1 Coin Makes $20M Purchase from World's Largest Diamond Miner

Diamond-backed cryptocurrency D1 Coin has just made a USD 20 million diamond purchase through KGK Diamonds via Alrosa, the largest diamond mining company in the world. This purchase was for 1,500 investment-grade diamonds, bringing the total amount of diamonds in their reserves to 7,500 with a total weight of 4,400 carats (0.88 kg). While shy of […]

“Krypto” Fights Back After Polish Government Attack on Crypto

"Krypto" Fights Back After Polish Government Attack on Crypto

The Polish crypto community has responded to a government-backed social media campaign against cryptocurrency with a video of their own. On 6 May, crypto enthusiast Piotr Pacewicz screen wrote and directed ‘Krypto’, a short piece outlining the facts about cryptocurrency and blockchain. The video was produced by a small film company with the aim to […]

James Rodriguez Launches JR10 Coin in Wave of Superstar Crypto Endorsements

James Rodriguez Launches JR10 Coin in Wave of Superstar Crypto Endorsements

James Rodriguez, an icon of Colombian football commonly known as James, has announced that he is partnering with SelfSell to launch his own crypto token called the JR10, reports USA Today. The launch of the JR token, so named after his number 10 position in the Columbian squad, will elevate him to being the first active […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

North America 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. United States Department of Justice opens investigations into Bitcoin price manipulations: The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the currency […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 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 EU privacy laws shut down PICOPs amid radical changes adopted by other companies: The new stringent Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

Asia and Australia 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. China China arrests 98, recovers $266 million in OneCoin Ponzi: Chinese government machinery in the ZhuZhou County Protectorate has arrested 98 culprits involved […]

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 18th to 24th May 2018

South America 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. Brazil Regulator sees Bitcoin regulation as premature: Brazil’s securities authority CVM is now viewing cryptocurrency regulation as premature, according to latest reports by BN […]