US Experts Debate Who Has the Last Word On Crypto Regulation, State or Fed

State or Fed? That is the question. Three cryptocurrency experts debated the why’s and why not’s on the subject of leaving crypto legislation to either the US federal government or giving the final authority to the individual states. The three experts Peter Van Valkenburgh, Gary Gensler, and Caitlin Long debated the topic as part of […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 29th April to 5 May, 2019

North America

North America 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. USA New York Police warns public against bitcoin scammers: The New York Police Department (NYPD) has warned state residents against telephonic scammers who pretend to […]

Canada Awards 300MW Block to Lure Bitcoin Miners

Canada’s largest power company, Hydro-Quebec, has now announced that it will set aside a dedicated 300 megaWatt block of electricity, specifically for the use of Bitcoin mining activities. This now brings the total power allocation to the blockchain sector in the region to 668 MW. The attractiveness of Canada as a hub for Bitcoin mining […]

Peru to Fight Corruption with Blockchain

Corruption-ridden South American nation Peru has turned to blockchain as its latest weapon in the decades-long fight against deeply ingrained corruption, according to a report by Decrypt News. With global headlines trained on Peru after the apparent suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia linked to the infamous Odebrecht affair, the five-year drama of scandal […]

CFTC Chair: Expect More Clearinghouses, Thanks to Crypto

CFTC Chair: Expect More Clearinghouses Thanks to Crypto

Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has given testimony to the US House Agriculture Committee this week, asserting that increased crypto interest should result in more clearinghouses. Giancarlo also carried on from where he left off in previous testimonies, urging the CFTC to respond quickly to rapidly evolving markets and developments […]

New Global Poll Reveals High-Net-Worth Individuals Are Flocking to Crypto

A new survey by global financial advisory service deVere Group revealed that over two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals – having investable assets in the excess of EUR 1 million or its equivalent – will invest in cryptocurrencies over the next three years. In fact, the survey shows that 68 percent of poll participants are already invested […]

Blockchain Impact on Grocery Supply Chains Continues to Increase

Blockchain Impact on Grocery Supply Chains Continues to Increase

The latest Gartner research has indicated that the move by major grocery chains towards using blockchain technology is continuing to gain ground. Gartner, officially known as Gartner, Inc. is a global research and advisory firm providing insights, advice, and tools for leaders in IT, Finance, HR, Customer Service and Support, Legal and Compliance, Marketing, Sales, […]

Turkey on Its Own Bitcoin Bull Run With Europe’s Highest per Capita Hodler Rate

Recent data has recorded a huge increase in Turkish investors in the cryptocurrency space during recent weeks. With a backdrop of weak Turkish Lira and an ongoing political wrangle with the US over procurement of a Russian made missile defense system, 2018 has seen a 28% depreciation of the Turkish currency. There is a winner […]

UK Senior Lawyer: Mainstream Use of Crypto Inevitable

United Kingdom High Court Chancellor and British Judge Sir Geoffery Vos said smart contract and cryptocurrency would inevitably see mainstream use in society, as long as appropriate regulations are set in place. He relayed this message in a speech addressing the University of Liverpool School of Law and the Northern Chancery Bar Association. Sir Geoffery […]