Tech Journalists Leave New York Radio for Blockchain Podcast

Tech Journalists Leave New York Radio for Blockchain Podcast

Two broadcasters in New York have parted company with public radio to create their own podcast promoting blockchain. “Zig Zag” is now the main focus of WNYC broadcasters Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant; a podcast now entering its second season which focuses on blockchain and what it can do for journalism. WNYC is the trademark, […]

Ripple Enters Partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Biggest Bank

Ripple Partners with Saudi Arabia's Biggest Bank

US-based technology company Ripple has announced a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s largest bank, the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia (NCB). Ripple’s network of banks and payment providers known as Ripplenet plays the predominant role in the terms of the partnership, with NCB agreeing to use the service for connecting with other financial institutions. Ripplenet claims […]

Indian Exchanges Continue to Flout Crypto Banking Ban

Indian Exchanges Continue to Flout Crypto Banking Ban

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banking ban on cryptocurrencies in India is having less impact than the government anticipated as more exchanges go back to work. Three exchanges have announced the return of Indian rupee (INR) deposits, contrary to the government ruling in July, which effectively removed INR deposits and made withdrawals illegal. Petitions […]

How a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Would Impact Bitcoin

How a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Would Impact Bitcoin

In September 1859, the Carrington Event occurred. It was the largest geomagnetic storm in recorded history to impact Earth. Telegraph operators received electrical shocks, and telegraph pylons sparked and failed. Simultaneously, after power supplies for the telegraph lines failed, telegrams could still be sent due to all the energy flowing through the lines from the […]

Oregon Pushes Ahead with “Blockchain State” Plan

Oregon Pushes Ahead with "Blockchain State" Plan

With many states in the US beginning to push various blockchain projects through state legislature, Oregon state in the country’s Northwest has also made a claim to the “blockchain state” handle. The Oregon Blockchain Venture Studio in Portland has been set up to further this aim, with a number of companies and organizations from the […]

Bitcoin an Obvious Currency for the Space Age?

Bitcoin an Obvious Currency for the Space Age?

In the not-so-distant future, it is likely that humans will have permanent outposts on the Moon, Mars, and eventually other planets and moons in our solar system. Bitcoin will be the obvious choice of currency for the space age, since it will be the only form of money that can truly be transferred from planet […]

AI Technological Singularity and Implications for Bitcoin

AI Technological Singularity and Implications for Bitcoin

There is a theory that artificial intelligence (AI) will some day hit a critical point, called the technological singularity, after which it will rapidly and recursively improve its own technology and far surpass human intelligence. This article speculates what would happen to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency during such a scenario. AI that is far more intelligent […]

Farmers Worldwide Are Now Seeing Blockchain’s Real Advantages

Farmers Worldwide Are Now Seeing Blockchain's Real Advantages

Farmers are beginning to see the potential of new technology, including blockchain, as a solution to supply chain problems in the industry. Although farmers are sometimes skeptical towards tech solutions coming from an industry steeped in traditional methods, more of them are taking the plunge given the obvious advantages of blockchain’s supply chain clarity and […]

The Rise Of Centralized Cryptocurrencies

The Rise Of Centralized Cryptocurrencies

The Gemini Dollar (USDG) is a new stable coin pegged at parity to the USD. It has been launched by the Gemini Exchange headquartered in the United States. Crypto coding expert Alex Lebed found that the USDG is completely centralized. Meaning, Gemini can freeze accounts, freeze the entire USDG coin supply, and print infinite USDG. But […]