Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 7-13 December 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 7-13 December 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news, continent by continent and country by country. China Chinese Government Increasingly Using Blockchain to Increase Big Government Initiatives: The Chinese government is increasing the use of blockchain technology, the core tech […]

Swiss Federal Council Seeks to Improve Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Blockchain

Swiss Federal Council Seeks to Improve Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Blockchain

Switzerland is displaying its pro-blockchain prowess once again as the Swiss Federal Council reveals intentions to “further improve framework condition for blockchain” Frameworks The press release of 14 December published by the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) reflects on a meeting held on 7 December 2018, where it revealed and adopted a regulatory report […]

EU’s Free Trade Infrastructure Needs a Lift From Blockchain

EU’s Free Trade Infrastructure Needs a Lift From Blockchain

The European Parliament has published a document ‘Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy,’ which continues to push forward the adoption of DLT in EU trade. As a provisional resolution, the document sets out a scenario by which the free trade agreements (FTAs) currently enjoyed by member states could be used to bolster blockchain technology. The document […]

Binance Labs Incubator Hatches Eight New Blockchain Projects

Binance Labs Incubator Hatches Eight New Blockchain Projects

The Binance initiative to support early-stage blockchain projects has yielded results, with 8 projects emerging from the programme. Binance Labs, the venture wing of the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance supports new blockchain startups and cryptocurrency projects through technical assistance and direct investment. Binance describes the project as an initiative to incubate, invest, and empower blockchain […]

Pay for 12 Nights in Space With Bitcoin: A Cool $9.5 Million

Pay for 12 Nights in Space With Bitcoin: A Cool $9.5 Million

A space hotel project set to launch in 2022 which accepts payment in cryptocurrency, is not only open for bookings but has already sold out its first six months of reservations. The Orion Span project charges a cool USD 9.5 million for a luxury 12-night package of a lifetime, but a USD 80 deposit is […]

French Yellow Vests Go Crypto with GiletJauneCoin

French Yellow Vests Go Crypto with GiletJauneCoin

The latest revolution on the streets of Paris, reminiscent of the student riots of May 1968 March, has been typified on news networks by shots of demonstrators sporting safety vests hurling objects from behind barricades at the police. Among the Gilets Jaunes, named after the yellow vests they sport, is a majority who took the […]

Permabull Tom Lee Puts Bitcoin Fair Value Near $15k

Permabull Tom Lee Puts Bitcoin Fair Value Near $15k

Fundstrat Managing Partner and Head of Research Thomas Lee is sticking to his guns despite Bitcoin’s flailing fortunes, saying that its fair market value is no lower than USD 13,000 and as high as USD 14,800. Thomas Lee predicted that Bitcoin would hit USD 25,000 by the end of 2018, and while that forecast is […]