Brian Kelly Proclaims That Bakkt Is Biggest Crypto News of the Year

Brian Kelly Proclaims That Bakkt Is Biggest Crypto News of the Year

Hedge fund manager Brian Kelly, while appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money, has called Intercontinental Exchange’s announcement about its new Bakkt platform as the “biggest news of the year.” Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recently announced that with the help of technology partner Microsoft, it was planning to […]

Japanese Crypto Exchanges’ Self Regulator Applies for Official Status

Japanese Crypto Exchanges' Self Regulator Applies for Official Status

The recently formed Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association has applied with the country’s financial regulator to become recognized as the official self-regulatory body representing cryptocurrency in Japan. The JVCEA comprises of 16 licensed crypto exchanges, who are self-described as security inspectors of Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges. The association has gone to great lengths to cover all […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 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 Morpheus Titania Bitcoin dealer case shows lengths of US law enforcement: Arizona Bitcoin dealer Mario Costanzo working under an alias Morpheus Titania […]

Turkey Joins Current Swell of Global Blockchain Educators with New Centre

Turkey Joins Current Swell of Global Blockchain Educators with New Centre

Turkey is opening a centre in Istanbul which will run a course aimed at teaching the public about blockchain technology. The opening of yet another centre aimed at either informing the public or offering further training for blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals may not be surprising given current educational trends, but it is the first in […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 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. France Spike in French blockchain interest shows Macron future: French President Emmanuel Macron’s interest in blockchain and cryptosphere seems to have paid off as a […]

Andreas Brekken’s Experience Running the Biggest Lightning Node

Andreas Brekken's Experience Running the Biggest Lightning Node

Andreas Brekken, the operator of shitcoin.com, decided to review the Bitcoin Lightning Network by creating the largest node on the network. The Bitcoin Lightning Network is supposed to be a scaling solution for Bitcoin since it facilitates instant payments with very low fees. Andreas Brekken wanted to find out first hand how practical it is […]

Citigroup Reportedly Eyeing Crypto Products

Citigroup Reportedly Eyeing Crypto Products

It appears that US banking giant Citigroup is looking into crypto products, according to an insider at the bank. In April, an initial expression of interest was expressed by the group through a report entitled ‘Bank of the Future: The ABCs of Digital Disruption in Finance’, suggesting in the report that in the future banks […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 27th July to 2nd August 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 Exchanges could lose SME tax relief: South Korean exchanges could lose tax relief for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A […]

Popular Crypto Travel Company Gets Boost from Queensland Government

Popular Crypto Travel Company Gets Boost from Queensland Government

Australian crypto travel company TravelbyBit has just been awarded a grant from the Queensland state government of AUD 100,000. The company has a hand in numerous projects throughout Australia’s travel and tourism industry as becoming well known across the nation for the supportive role it has taken in promoting using digital currency for travel. TravelbyBit […]

GDPR May Stifle Blockchain Innovation, Finds EU Report

GDPR May Stifle Blockchain Innovation, Finds EU Report

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum has released a report warning that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws instated by the European Union (EU) earlier this year may prevent effective blockchain innovation taking place. The Blockchain Innovation in Europe report cites a lack of clarity in the legal framework regarding personal data and blockchain technology […]