Blockchain Among Top 10 Skills in LinkedIn Report for Asia Pacific

A fresh study by professional social networking site LinkedIn has confirmed what many have been suspecting for a while — that blockchain skills are one of the most important skills employers in the Asia Pacific are looking for. The Asia Pacific (APAC) localized version of “The Future of Skills” 2019 report is a regular business […]

Facebook’s Libra Faces Scrutiny From European Authorities

The launch of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has been generally met with a tsunami of excitement and hullabaloo, but there have also been some voices of concern opposing the idea. In particular, the launch was met with an immediate political opposition in Europe, led by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and a German member of […]

Bitcoin Hangs on Stubbornly above $9,000, Trendlines Stable

On a day when every crypto search term and keyword has been focused on Facebook’s announcement of the Libra crypto project and Calibra wallet, Bitcoin has withstood a flurry of selling pressure to remain trading at USD 9,132 at 12 noon UTC (CoinDesk), just about 1% lower than yesterday at the same time. There was […]

70% of Crypto Exchanges Have Complied With CoinMarketCap’s Transparency Initiative

According to data provided by CoinMarketCap, most of the listed exchanges have complied with its voluntary transparency-boosting data requests. The data was released as the first part of the site’s Data Accountability & Transparency Alliance (DATA) initiative, that aims at pushing for stricter disclosures, including order booking and live trading data. Carylyne Chan, global head of […]

Facebook Unveils Digital Wallet Service ‘Calibra’

Facebook has left no stone unturned to make the most awaited crypto project, Libra, a success. The company officially announced a digital wallet service namely Calibra to take off in 2020. Calibra is a subsidiary of Facebook that will help loop people into the Libra network and would perhaps serve as a stream to generate […]

Facebook Libra Under Fire Less than 24 hours of Whitepaper Unveiling

Facebook’s Libra project has indeed gotten the attention of the government yet again and has been requested to temporarily halt the development of the cryptocurrency – less than 24 hours of the unveiling of its white paper – until a full-scale examination of the currency has been carried out by relevant agencies. In a Tweet […]

Android Phishing Malware Impersonates Turkish Crypto Exchange

If you thought that the two-factor authentication (2FA) method was foolproof against any hacking attacks, think again! ESET, a cybersecurity company and creator of the antivirus software NOD32, reported on 17 June that a new Android phishing virus is apparently on the loose. It overrules Google’s SMS permissions restrictions and peeks into your text message inbox […]

Georgia Develops Blockchain in Education, Ministry Services

Georgia’s government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) to collaborate on the implementation of blockchain-based projects in government, businesses, educational institutes. The MoU signifies partnership between the two entities to develop the operational, technical, and commercial capacities on the ongoing and planned blockchain projects along with support […]

FINRA Has 40 Crypto Startups Parked but SEC May Be Culprit

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is backlogged. Or if not, it appears to be holding back on giving approval to around 40 crypto broker-dealers waiting for a green light to operate. FINRA is a non-governmental organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets in the US. Its government agency counterpart, which acts as […]