Australia and IBM to Collaborate for National Blockchain

Australia and IBM to Collaborate for National Blockchain

An Australian federal agency is teaming up with American multinational technology company IBM to develop a national blockchain on which smart legal contracts can be carried out. The research branch of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization known as Data61 have been working alongside both law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and IBM to create a pilot platform […]

Asia on Fire with 50% Rise in Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Since 2017

Asia on Fire with 50% Rise in Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Since 2017

The Asian blockchain jobs and employment market is booming with a 50% increase in industry roles since 2017. UK-based specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters reports that startups and established corporations in Asia are on a recruitment drive, with many crypto industry positions now becoming more appealing to those from more conventional sectors. Stalling cryptocurrency […]

Artist Dubbed as Next Andy Warhol Sells Entire Collection for Crypto

Artist Dubbed as Next Andy Warhol Sells Entire Collection for Crypto

Artist Lincoln Townley, dubbed by Sir Michel Caine as the next Andy Warhol, has sold his entire collection of work for cryptocurrency over one weekend. The London and LA-based artist’s client list reads like a who’s who in the world of music, sport and cinema with Sir Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Sting, Ronaldinho and Samuel […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th August 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th 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 Crypto mining firm purchases New York dam: DPW Holdings subsidiary Super Crypto Mining has announced that it has bought the power generation […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th August 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th 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. European Union Crypto to come under focus in Vienna EU Moot: The European Union is now ready to take on certain issues in cryptocurrencies like […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th August 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th 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. Japan Actress takes role with Tokyo police to fight crypto fraud and cyber crimes: Japanese singer and celebrity actress Rie Kitahara has […]

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th August 2018

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 24th to 30th August 2018

Africa and the Middle East 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. Africa South Africa Bitcoin’s biggest use case in Khayelitsha township: Despite being one of the largest and poorest townships in […]

CBOE to Launch Ethereum Futures Pending CFTC Approval

CBOE to Launch Ethereum Futures Pending CFTC Approval

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is planning on launching Ethereum futures trading, pending approval from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The futures are projected to launch by the end of 2018, and will be based on Ether’s price on the Gemini exchange. This would make it the only cryptocurrency besides Bitcoin to have […]

Venezuelan Bitcoin Volume Rallies With Bolivar Redenomination

Venezuelan Bitcoin Volume Rallies With Bolivar Redenomination

Venezuela’s peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin trading volume has rallied to record highs on Localbitcoins, the most popular P2P Bitcoin trading site in the world. This massive surge of Bitcoin trading in Venezuela likely has to do with the turbulent switch from the Bolivar Fuerte (VEF) to Sovereign Bolivar (VES). In the past week, there has been […]

Yahoo Finance Now Offers Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum Trading

Yahoo Finance Now Offers Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum Trading

Yahoo Finance, the financial branch of the major search engine Yahoo, is now offering buy and sell buttons for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Yahoo used to be one of the biggest search engines in the world but started to decline from the top ranks in the late 2000s. It is still a major platform used internationally […]