Huobi Acquires Pantronics in Potential Reverse Takeover

Huobi Acquires Pantronics in Potential Reverse Takeover

Huobi, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world with trading volumes in excess of USD 500 million per day, has reportedly acquired Pantronics Holdings Ltd via purchasing 73.73% of its stock for USD 77 million. Pantronics is a manufacturer of electronics equipment and is listed publicly on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Huobi […]

South Korea Hosts Blockchain Awareness Hackathon

South Korea Hosts Blockchain Awareness Hackathon

A government-backed hackathon has been announced in South Korea as part of the 2018 Blockchain Promotion Week. As reported by local news outlet Money Today, the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and the Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) will be hosting a 2018 Blockchain Grand Challenge. Sponsoring the event is the South Korean […]

Blockfi Takes Crypto-Backed Lending to 44 US States with California Coup

Blockfi Takes Crypto-Backed Lending to 44 US States with California Coup

Crypto-backed lending platform Blockfi has received a license to operate in California, which takes its spread of business into 44 US states. The Californian license, on top of the those already held by the company, is an indication of a growing interest in crypto backed lending across the US. Another service, SALT, is currently providing […]

Bitcoin News Radio Show, 27th August 2018

itcoin News Radio Show, 9th August 2018

Listen to the 27 August 2018 Bitcoin News Radio Show below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1224675/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-7-28%2F4280016-44100-2-a3dc77dc6986a.mp3″] On this episode of the Bitcoin News daily radio show hear about how Bitcoin has risen to USD 7,000. We discuss how Bitcoin might deal a death blow to fiat and credit cards. Learn about how Iran is going to re-legalize crypto after […]

PwC: 84% of Companies Active in Blockchain but More Trust Needed

PwC: 84% of Companies Active in Blockchain but More Trust Needed

A new report out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) illustrates the degree to which companies are now seeing blockchain as an essential business tool. The report shows that out of companies surveyed, 84% were actively involved in blockchain technology in some way. The PwC 2018 Global Blockchain Survey included 600 company executives for 15 different regions. “Everyone […]

North Korea to Host Pyongyang Blockchain Conference

North Korea to Host Pyongyang Blockchain Conference

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) is usually in the crypto news media for all the wrong reasons, but there is an indication that the Republic of Korea’s (South Korea) northern neighbor is stirring again with reports of a blockchain conference set for its capital Pyongyang later this year. Unconfirmed reports from South […]