Ripple Announces Partnership with 13 More Financial Institutions, Only 5 to Use XRP

Ripple Announces Partnership with 13 More Financial Institutions, Only 5 to Use XRP

Thirteen more financial institutions have joined the RippleNet, pushing the total number of companies on the network to 200. Five of these new entrants (JNFX, SendFriend, Transpaygo, FTCS, and Euro Exim Bank) will be using Ripple token (XRP) for liquidity. Euro Exim Bank director Kaushik Punjani expressed his views regarding the partnership stating that previously, […]

Japan May Regulate Unregistered Crypto Investments

Japan May Regulate Unregistered Crypto Investments

The Financial Service Agency (FSA) of Japan is reportedly looking to crack down on unregistered crypto investment firms and bring them under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. Tentative dates for the aforementioned action have not been announced yet. It stems from a legal loophole which allows unregistered investment firms to collect funds in cryptocurrencies […]

Pakistan, Malaysia Introduce Blockchain Remittance System

Pakistan, Malaysia Introduce Blockchain Remittance System

The first blockchain remittance service between Malaysia and Pakistan has been launched. The Telenor group announced the news in Pakistan English daily Dawn. Telenor microfinance bank signed a contract with Malaysia-based remittance company Valyou for a system that will be supported by AliPay’s blockchain technology. The service claims to allow Malaysia-based Pakistani workers to send […]

Ukraine National Bank Blames Over-Regulation for Stifled Crypto Growth

Ukraine National Bank Says Over-Regulation Preventing Crypto Growth

A National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) official has called for a hands-off approach to cryptocurrency regulation in the Central European nation, claiming that over-regulation is stunting industry growth. Mikhail Vidyaking, the head of Strategies and Reforms Department at NBU has charged that laws need to be sensibly implemented with an aim to promote the growth […]

Better Late than Never in $1 Million Payoff for KODAKOne’s Blockchain Entry

Image rights management platform KODAKOne has revealed to Breaker Mag that the beta testing of its image rights Post Licensing Portal has generated over USD 1 million in licensing claims within a short period of the test. The Kodak company filed for bankruptcy in 2012 when it struggled to keep up with the shifting technology landscape toward […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 8th January 2019: Market Quiet on 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin’s Release

BitcoinNews.com Daily News Podcast

Listen to the 7 January 2019 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/2064509/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2019-0-8%2F8075920-44100-2-f29fc17ae1ab5.mp3”] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we do an in-depth market analysis. We discuss the key resistance level at USD 3,900, and the Ethereum Classic double spend attack. Hear about how Coinbase is planning on adding many more cryptocurrencies, and how […]

Venezuela Calls for Crypto as Tax Payment

Venezuela Calls for Crypto as Tax Payment

The Venezuela state government now requires operators with crypto business in the country and overseas operators dealing in foreign countries to pay relevant taxes using cryptocurrency to boost the economy. The move further illustrates the move towards digital currencies, as the value of the bolivar continues to fall. Given the economic crisis, Bitcoin has fast […]

Market Humming with Bullish Sentiment for 2019 and Beyond

With Bitcoin currently sitting around the USD 4,000 mark, early 2019 sentiment has a bullish feel to it with analysts hopeful for a surge after spending too long a time in bear terrain in 2018. Around the exchanges, the feeling is largely upbeat with one expert claiming that it has been a lack of understanding […]

UNICEF Continues Crypto Advocacy, Now Accepts DAI

UNICEF Continues Crypto Advocacy, Now Accepts DAI

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) France has announced that it is now accepting donations in the DAI cryptocurrency. This makes it the 10th cryptocurrency it now accepts for charitable donations. The organization seems to think that “open source explorations of blockchain” can be funded using the DAI. The latest cryptocurrency is MakerDAO’s stablecoin […]

Crypto Will Surge in 2019 as People Better Understand Underlying Tech

Crypto Will Surge in 2019 as People Better Understand Underlying Tech

Cryptocurrencies will surge moving forward according to Etoro managing director and cryptocurrency expert Iqbal Gandham. He is convinced that a greater understanding of cryptocurrency’s underlying technology will create a rally in Bitcoin and other digital currencies this year. Speaking on Sky News, Gandham still feels that “Bitcoin is the so-called ‘daddy’ of the crypto-asset market”, […]