Antigua Offers Citizenship for 12 Bitcoins

Antigua Offers Citizenship for 12 Bitcoins

Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program Act has been amended to now allow individuals to pay for its citizenship with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Previously, the only path to purchasing citizenship was by spending USD 100,000; this currently translates to just over BTC 12. To avoid any issues regarding market volatility, cryptocurrency payments would be […]

German Bundesliga Joins English Football in Opening Doors to Crypto

German Bundesliga Joins English Football in Opening Doors to Crypto

Bundesliga top-flight German football club Hamburg SV has found a new partner in Fintech Powerhouse NAGA for the 2018/19 season. As blockchain and cryptocurrency find its way into football as recently highlighted by English Premiership’s Wolves latest move in signing cryptocurrency exchange CoinDeal as its sleeve sponsor, now German clubs are getting in on the act. NAGA […]

Growing Urgency for South Korean Crypto Legislation Approval

Growing Urgency for South Korean Crypto Legislation Approval

Hong Seong-ki, head of the virtual currency response team at South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), has called for lawmakers to quickly pass the first cryptocurrency bill in the country over security and money-laundering fears. Investor protection Hong makes acknowledgements that South Korea is lacking the frameworks to store and manage the burgeoning billions of […]

New Japan Internal Regulator Flexes Muscles, Limits Margin Trading Loans

New Japan Internal Regulator Flexes Muscles, Limits Margin Trading Loans

The recently-formed Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) is proposing to set a limit on margin trading loans. Margin trading is the process of borrowing money from a broker to trade in cryptocurrency when the investor or trader has insufficient funds to do so. It has been suggested that the new borrowing limit for trading […]

Berlin Bullish on Blockchain; Ethereum Co-Founder Bullish on Berlin

Berlin Bullish on Blockchain; Ethereum Co-Founder Bullish on Berlin

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, has dubbed Berlin as “the most important city in the blockchain cosmos” and also made comments on old internet practices that need to be forgotten as a means for it to evolve into “Web 3.0”. Blockchain prowess in Berlin Lubin has firm beliefs that the German capital of Berlin has […]

Ethereum Used to Break Chinese Censorship over Bad Vaccines

Ethereum Used to Break Chinese Censorship over Bad Vaccines

A vaccine scandal in China has driven social networkers to use blockchain as a way of bypassing the government’s strict internet censorship. The news broke in China this week that drug manufacture Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology had sold unsafe vaccines, causing public condemnation across the country. The story which broke via a blogger’s exposé online subsequently […]

CFTC Chair: Blockchain Innovation Stifled by Lack of US Regulations

CFTC Chair: Blockchain Innovation Stifled by Lack of US Regulations

At a United States Congressional hearing on Wednesday, 25 July, Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), elaborated on the need for CFTC participation in blockchain innovation in the US. “Because we’re falling behind” At the “Examining the Upcoming Agenda for the CFTC” public hearing, Giancarlo explained the frustrations of the CFTC […]

Oil Rich Azerbaijan to Develop Crypto and Blockchain Technologies

Oil Rich Azerbaijan to Develop Crypto and Blockchain Technologies

Azerbaijan is to host the first large-scale Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Baku, dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. The conference, to be held on 27 September, will include some of the major players in the cryptocurrency industry, including market, developers, entrepreneurs, representatives of payment systems and foreign experts. The Eurasian country, once part of […]

Are Bitcoin Miners Expecting an End to the Price Rally?

Are Bitcoin Miners Expecting an End to the Price Rally?

Atypical trading patterns from Bitcoin miners indicate they are expecting the price rally to soon come to an end. While it is not uncommon for miners to sell off a portion of newly-gained coins to cover operating costs, the extent of their sales suggests they are looking to sell before their work becomes less profitable. […]