Crimean Blockchain Cluster Attractive to Foreign Investors, Says Muradov

A press release published today by major local news media RIA Novosti says there is an increase in the demand for blockchain products and services within the Crimean region by foreign companies. Vice-Premier of the Crimean Government Georgy Muradov told the news agency that the blockchain hub and their potential is of particular interest to the […]

New York State Announces Crypto Task Force

New York State has become the first to initiate a task force to examine cryptocurrency and how it should be regulated. The bank’s committee sect of the New York state legislature voted in favor of progressing a bill that would authorize a digital currency task force back in May of last year. The board confirmed […]

Mike Novogratz Increases Galaxy Digital Shares Stake to 80%

Mike Novogratz Increases Galaxy Digital Shares Stake to 80%

Chief executive officer and founder of merchant bank Galaxy Digital, Mike Novogratz, has increased his portion of shares in the firm to nearly 80%. Unpeterbed by Galaxy Digital‘s 19% loss in share value over 2018, Novogratz has reportedly purchased an additional 7.5 million ordinary shares in the company worth around USD 4.8 million. This represents 2.7% […]

MIT: Blockchain Boring but Useful in 2019

MIT: Blockchain Boring but Useful in 2019

An article published by MIT Technology Review claims blockchain technology will ”start to become mundane” in 2019, but also ”more useful.” Framing 2018 as a disappointing year for blockchain, based on the poor performance of the cryptocurrency market. The review published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology- (MIT) owned website says 2019 will become the year […]

Ethereum Reclaims Second Position on Coin Charts

Ethereum (ETH) has once again regained the second most popular cryptocurrency by market cap status after it rose more than 8% in the last 12 hours. The move ends Ripple (XRP)’s stint at the second spot in the cryptocurrency market cap list which lasted a few months. Currently, ETH is being traded at $149 and […]

Monero Becomes a Payment Option on Fortnite’s Merchandise Store Retail Row

The adoption of cryptocurrency as a payment option for mainstream merchant stores outside crypto-related systems continues at a rather gradual pace. Retail Row, a retail merchandise store by Fortnite is the latest to accept exclusively Monero payments from the online video game community. The announcement was made yesterday by Monero fans on Reddit and then […]

Coming In from the Cold: The Old Soviet Union’s Crypto Mining Adventure

Since the breakup of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics commonly known as the Soviet Union on 26th December 1991, the map of Central Europe has been turned on its head. With an area of 22,402,200 square kilometres (8,649,500 sq mi), the Soviet Union was the world’s largest country, a status that is still retained […]

Ripple, Stellar Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Doesn’t Like the Tron Project

According to controversial co-founder of Ripple (XRP), Stellar (XLM) and the failed Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange Jed McCaleb, Tron is “just garbage”. McCaleb rose to fame through both the Stellar and Ripple cryptocurrency projects. He left the Ripple project despite being one of its co-founders after developing differences with the Ripple corporate board. He forked […]

India Could Be in the Drivers Seat If Legislation Activates Its Huge Bitcoin Potential

First Large-Scale Crypto Jacking Strike in India Targets Conglomerate

The Indian government is under pressure over the cryptocurrency debate. As time moves on, it is becoming hard to see how the government will be able to hold back the inevitable tidal wave of some 2.5 million bitcoin users with its current, rather tired, stance on liberalizing cryptocurrency use amongst the 1.3 billion population. This […]