Survey: 50% of Americans Would Give Bitcoin a Try

Survey: 50% of Americans Would Give Bitcoin a Try

A poll by analytics firm Harris Insights and cryptocurrency startup Gem has come up with some interesting results, one of which indicates that out of 2000 who participated in the survey,  50% of Americans would like to try out Bitcoin. Another suggested that Americans with lower incomes are more likely to buy the flagship currency. Millennials came […]

tZero to Receive Largest Recorded Investment for Blockchain Startup

tZero to Receive Largest Recorded Investment for Blockchain Startup

Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital has confirmed it signed a letter of intent to invest USD 270 million in blockchain startup up tZero, making it the largest recorded investment to such a company, according to Forbes. Atypical investment structure The USD 270 million investment came with an 18% stake in tZero, a platform for […]

African Crypto Movement Learns from Past to Push Forward

African Crypto Movement Learns from Past to Push Forward

An examination of Google Trends this year illustrates how the African continent is waking up to cryptocurrency-related products and exploring the sector for innovative opportunities. The popularity of Bitcoin in Africa continues to grow, enabled by the presence of a greater number of cryptocurrency exchange platforms. There are benefits to cryptocurrency ownership unique to the […]

Colorado Governor Democrat Candidate Lists Blockchain on Policy Issues

Colorado Governor Democrat Candidate Lists Blockchain on Policy Issues

The US State of Colorado has a Democratic candidate who has positioned blockchain technology policies as a key component of his campaign in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Early adopter Democratic nominee Jared Polis has held a bullish stance on bitcoin and blockchain for quite some time. In 2014, the congressman was an early crypto-evangelist. At […]

World Bank Mandates First Ever Blockchain Bond

World Bank Mandates First Ever Blockchain Bond

The World Bank has mandated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to authorize the world’s first blockchain bond. The foreign bond issued in Australian dollars has been dubbed bond-i, an acronym for Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument, as well as a reference to Sydney’s Bondi Beach. bond-i A joint press release from the World Bank and the CBA describes […]

Has Yale Found the Two Most Significant Bitcoin Price Indicators?

Has Yale Found the Two Most Significant Bitcoin Price Indicators?

Connecticut-based Yale University has produced another insightful Bitcoin theory, this time claiming to have found the most significant predictors for the value of Bitcoin. The momentum effect The momentum effect describes the usual course of the price that tends to move in the same general direction that it has been. For example, if Bitcoin has […]