Morgan Creek Digital: Bitcoin Could Be Entering Multi-Year Rally

Digital asset fund manager Morgan Creek Digital‘s CEO, Anthony Pompliano, has come out to say that all the signals are pointing towards a possible multi-year rally and Bitcoin bull market that could last two to three years, as quoted by Bitcoinist. His sentiment comes on the back of strong performances by Bitcoin in recent weeks and […]

How the ICO Market Has Been Regaining Investor Faith

In 2018, funds raised from initial coin offerings (ICOs) fell dramatically from over USD 1 and a half billion in January, to under USD 75 million in December. However, new data showing the activities of the month of May so far indicates that investor faith has begun to regain strength in the light of increasingly […]

Telangana State Government in India Announces Blockchain Policy

Telangana State Government in India Announces Blockchain Policy

The state government in Telangana in Southern India has announced its initial draft blockchain policy which is expected to be upheld and implemented within a month. The new development will mean that Telangana will become the first Indian state to come up with a pro-blockchain policy. The capital of the state Hyderabad is aiming to […]

South Africa President’s Son Wears Bitcoin Socks to Swearing-In

South Africa President's Son Wears Bitcoin Socks to Swearing-In

It isn’t often that a country’s leader has the limelight taken away from them during their inauguration ceremony but that is exactly what happened to newly-elected South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on his swearing-in event on Friday when his son decided to wear Bitcoin-themed socks. The eye-catching piece of clothing was first spotted by Ran NeuNer, […]

World Bank and CBA bond-i Creates First Trade Using DLT

World Bank and CBA bond-i Creates First Trade Using DLT

The World Bank and its project partner the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have now enabled secondary market bond trading on the blockchain with the bond-i solution following its creation last year. In August 2018, the World Bank mandated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to authorize the world’s first blockchain bond. The foreign bond issued […]

Charlie Shrem: Bitcoin-Altcoin Speed Comparison is Red Herring Argument

Bitcoin Foundation co-founder Charlie Shrem has downplayed the importance of blockchain networks’ competing transactional speed, saying that speed comparisons between Bitcoin and other altcoins are merely “red herrings” in determining network superiority. A pioneer and advocate of Bitcoin, Shrem insists that Bitcoin’s main points for superiority are its security, decentralization and censorship resistance, believing only […]

Blockchain Lets Filmgoers Influence Hollywood’s Multi Billion Dollar Market

Decentralized funding in many areas is gaining popularity, including the movie industry which continues to gain interest from companies such as Proxicoin and Coinbase. Recent moves from startup Proxicoin could introduce a new aspect to filmgoers experiences, actually giving them some input into what comes out of huge markets such as Hollywood. The idea is […]

Hana Financial Partners with Sumitomo Mitsui for Blockchain Partnership

Hana Financial Group and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group have recently renewed their partnership and announced a joint blockchain based project to develop new digital business. The project is aimed to expand the ties in asset and trust management, according to the Seoul-based holding company, and was announced last Friday at the time of the […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 20th May to 26th May, 2019

Asia Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup

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. Asia and Australia Iran LocalBitcoins imposes restrictions on accounts based in Iran: As a result of the recent US-Iran tensions, LocalBitcoins has banned all its users operating from […]