Bitcoin News Radio Show, 11th September 2018

itcoin News Radio Show, 9th August 2018

Listen to the 11 September 2018 Bitcoin News Radio Show below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1322406/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-8-12%2F4543268-44100-2-bf314d92956f.mp3″] On this edition of the Bitcoin News radio show, we discuss how the Marshall Islands is getting backlash from the IMF for launching their own crypto. Hear about how the Founder of OKEx and OKCoin is undergoing a fraud investigation in China. We […]

UK Financial Regulator Wants Balanced Crypto Approach

UK Financial Regulator Chief Wants a Balanced Approach For Cryptocurrencies

The chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) addressed the issue of cryptocurrencies at a speech in London on Tuesday, a subject with which he said requires a balanced approach. Speaking at the 2018 regulator’s Annual Public Meeting, Andrew Bailey initially brought up crypto assets as one of four operational risks significant in the regulators’ current […]

IMF Puts Pressure on Marshall Islands Plan for National Crypto

IMF Puts Pressure on Marshall Islands Plan for National Crypto

The Marshall Islands plans for a national cryptocurrency has encountered a setback after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned against the idea. In a 58-page report, the IMF suggests that banks will refuse to work with the island’s businesses should the government go ahead with its plans for adopting the Sovereign (SOV). Politically, the Marshall […]

Cryptic Labs Hire Two Nobel Prize Laureate Economists

Cryptic Labs Hire Two Nobel Prize Laureate Economists

Blockchain research institute Cryptic Labs has taken on two Nobel Prize economic laureates for its economic advisory board in order to improve blockchain expertise in the company. The roles of Dr Eric S Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides are cited in the Cryptic Labs press release as being dedicated to providing ”insights in incentive mechanisms, game theory […]

China Tracks Charity Donations with Blockchain

China Tracks Charity Donations with Blockchain

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) in China has commented that the government is planning to implement blockchain technology in order to track charitable donations. The Chinese plan is very much in line with many governments and NGOs around the globe, many of whom are already utilizing the technology in the sector. While technological innovations […]

Crypto Corporates Form Blockchain Lobbying Group in Washington

Crypto Corporates Form Blockchain Lobbying Group in Washington

Blockchain companies in the United States are coming together to promote blockchain and cryptocurrency legitimacy in the form of a new blockchain lobbying group based in Washington DC. Lobbying the American government Named “The Blockchain Association”, the group is to represent investors and entrepreneurs in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space who are seeking to operate compliantly with […]

P2P Exchange Bisq: “It Doesn’t Get More Decentralized Than This”

Crypto Exchange Bisq: ''It Doesn't Get More Decentralized Than This''

With a recent surge in so-called decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platforms, peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange platform Bisq appears to be one of the very few to attempt serious decentralization. Once the favored method of exchange, P2P volume has fallen over the years but with increasing privacy and security challenges on centralized exchanges, some like Bisq see a revival […]

Berkeley Professor Claims Stablecoins Not a Solution to Bitcoin’s Volatility

Berkeley Professor Claims Stablecoins Not a Solution to Bitcoin's Volatility

Stablecoins aren’t the panacea to Bitcoin’s fluctuating fortunes, according to a Berkeley professor, claiming that they have clear weaknesses. Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, Barry Eichengreen, suggests that stablecoins, seen by some as highly attractive for investment due to their being pegged to the US Dollar, aren’t so stable as the name suggests. Nick […]