South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 3rd June to 9th June, 2019

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 7th to 13th December 2018

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. South America Brazil Two Brazilian crypto active startups make it into the semi-final of the Innovation Awards Latam: In this year’s Innovation Awards Latam, two crypto related Brazilian […]

IBM, Maersk Launch Blockchain Platform in Russia for International Trade

The largest container ship and supply vessel operator in the world since 1996, Maersk, has partnered with US multinational IT company, IBM, to launch a blockchain platform in Russia called TradeLens to promote international trade. The introduction of blockchain technology into the Russian market has been implemented with the goal of replacing the paper-based transportation […]

Blockchain Transparency Institute: Even Binance Is Not Safe from Wash Trading

A new study from the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has shown that even large crypto exchanges like Binance are not safe from wash trading practices, unlike as previously claimed by earlier studies. BTI has apparently spent the last four months fine-tuning a new algorithm designed to identify individual accounts on crypto exchanges that are allegedly involved in […]

Google Trends Show Bitcoin More Popular Than Trump, Kardashians

It can be hard to imagine that there are more popular topics than the main headlines in politics and entertainment, but the hard numbers prove that Bitcoin is, in fact, more popular than US President Donald Trump and American glamour girl Kim Kardashian. That is, according to Google Trends today, anyway. The statistical analysis shows […]

Binance: Privacy Coins Could Boom in India

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has come out to say that even if the rumored bill to ban crypto in India were true, it would mean good news for crypto as Indians would then flock to privacy coins to bypass the ban. A Bloomberg Quint exclusive which made its rounds on the internet rumor mills this […]

2020 Olympics Eyes Blockchain to Combat Doping and Verify Authenticity of Records

The International Testing Agency (ITA) revealed to CNNMoney, Switzerland that Blockchain could be a potential tool to combat tampering of anti-doping test records of the athletes in the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo. ITA has partnered with Blockchain firm BlockFactory to model a framework for exploring the many ways in which Blockchain could […]

Tom Lee: If Bitcoin Hits $10,000 Then It Will Be $40,000 in 5 Months

Despite the inability of Bitcoin to break past USD 8,000 this week, following a retreat from its 2019 high of USD 9,000 last week, Bitcoin analyst and co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee has insisted that his earlier assessment stands. Should the USD 10,000 price be breached, which he says is the real marker […]

Bitcoin Retreats Below $8,000 as Bulls Tire

It has been a weekend of nondescript activity so far for the bulls, with Bitcoin price only twice keeping above USD 8,000 in the past 24 hours, threatening to break past USD 7,850 floors to finally settle around USD 7,900 in the past six hours as Western Europe morning arrives on Sunday (8:45 am UTC, […]

IMF Talks Up Fintech’s Disruptive Potential

Reuters reports that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has issued warnings over the increasing impact and presence of global tech giants who are using big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and fintech, possibly disrupting the global financial system. Lagarde, in her address to the G20 finance leaders meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, specifically […]