Blockchain Spending Projected to Hit $11.7 Billion in 2022

Blockchain Spending Projected to Hit $11.7 Billion in 2022

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide. It is estimated that total blockchain spending in 2018 will be USD 1.5 billion, double the 2017 total. Further, the IDC calculates the compound annual growth rate of the blockchain industry is 73.2%, with nearly USD 3 billion of blockchain spending in […]

Ex-Presidential Bodyguard Turns Bitcoin Protector

Ex-Presidential Bodyguard Turns Bitcoin Protector

Former presidential bodyguard George Sax has a new task on his hands: protecting Bitcoin for the British cryptocurrency corporation Blockchain Ltd. Since Blockchain Ltd’s founding in 2011, the business has raised USD 70 million in equity capital and manages over 26 million digital wallets spanning 140 countries. Sax’s employment history boasts experience both as a former special […]

Black Gold, Texas Tea? No, Crypto Mining Next Big Thing in the Lone Star State

Black Gold, Texas Tea? No, Crypto Mining Next Big Thing Texas

The US state of Texas and oil seem completely synonymous, with even a long-running TV series based around the black stuff, but now it seems there’s another money spinner in town; crypto mining. It seems that more and more Texans are taking to small-scale home-operated crypto mining according to the Dallas Morning News, and leaving […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 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. United Kingdom UK to target carbon emissions with eco-digital company: The port city of Liverpool is striving to reduce its carbon footprint through blockchain technology […]

US Congressman Sherman Feels Wrath of Twitter After Anti Crypto Remarks

US Congressman Sherman Feels Wrath of Twitter After Anti Crypto Remarks

US Congressman Bradley Sherman has become extremely unpopular with Twitter followers over the past twenty-four hours. As reported yesterday by Bitcoin News, California Democrat Brad Sherman boldly declared his belief that all cryptocurrency mining and trades should be banned across the US. His announcement made during Wednesday’s long-awaited House of Representatives Financial Services Committee meeting […]

Japan Internal Affairs Denies Links to Regulator Exchange Inquiry

Japan Internal Affairs Denies Links to Regulator Exchange Inquiry

Japan’s Internal Affairs minister has refuted that she had any involvement in current FSA investigations into cryptocurrency exchanges. The minister, Seiko Noda, was accused of meddling in investigations which are only authorized to be conducted by the country’s financial watchdog, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). The current investigation is looking at a non-registered Toyko-based cryptocurrency exchange […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 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. USA US ranked at top of favorable countries for ICOs despite regulatory unclarity: A report by Crypto Finance Conference has said that USA continues […]

New Zealand Bank Considers DLT to Boost Customer Service

New Zealand Bank Considers DLT to Boost Customer Service

SBS Bank in New Zealand is looking at blockchain and how the technology could impact customer account usability within its banking network. Local news source The Southland Times has reported that the bank recently discussed both cryptocurrency and blockchain at a recent SBS annual meeting, after which the bank’s group chief executive Shaun Drylie made the […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 2018

Asia and Australia: : Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th July 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. South Korea New bureau announced to revise tax rules for “new-growth” technologies: Major advances in South Korea are forcing its financial watchdog […]