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Ethereum Futures Contract: Net Sentiment Appears Positive

Ethereum Futures Contract_ Net Sentiment Appears Positive

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is currently reviewing entries from its Request for Input on Crypto-Asset Mechanics and Markets initiative set up last year aimed at collecting information about Ethereum and the resulting impact of a futures contract based on the digital asset. After reviewing 43 entries, of which 29 of them seem to provide credible insights into …


Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Slates JPMorgan’s JPM Coin as Lacking Innovation

Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan’s announcement of its new stable coin JPM Coin, has Ripple’s boss Brad Garlinghouse criticizing its “closed network” lack of innovation. JPMorgan says it sees potential in using digital coins to reduce risk and enable instant transfers, despite JPMorgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon criticizing Bitcoin since it emerged as the industry’s flagship cryptocurrency. The bank says …


13% of Online Shoppers Going Crypto With 700% Growth since 2013

A recent survey has pointed to the increase in online shoppers using cryptocurrency for electronic payments, reporting growth of 700% since 2013. According to Kaspersky Labs, 13% of shoppers have used cryptocurrency for making payments online, their recent survey of 12,000 customers in 22 different countries has shown, and the trend is clearly upwards. Kaspersky commented: “The majority of retailers …


Samba School to Depict History of Money to Bitcoin in Rio Carnival

Samba School to Depict History of Money to Bitcoin in Rio Carnival

This year’s iconic Rio Carnival at Marquês de Sapucaí Sambódromo is to feature a performance depicting the history of money from the development of early 7th century coins to Bitcoin. “Give Me Some Money“, is the work of, no not Abba, but prominent Brazilian samba school Imperatriz Leopoldinense, who are currently working on their entry for this year’s Carnivale. The …


Bitcoin ETF a “Virtual Certainty”, Says Financial Expert

Bitcoin ETF a “Virtual Certainty”, Says Financial Expert (1)

Talks about a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) have been in the works a while now, and some experts in mainstream finance still believe it’s only a matter of time before one is granted. Ric Edelman, co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, insisted in an interview with CNBC that a Bitcoin ETF was “virtually certain”. The derivative market for Bitcoin and altcoins are …


Report Claims Ripple Tempts Recruits with Generous XRP Packages

Report Claims Ripple Tempts Recruits with Generous XRP Packages

Ripple has recently claimed that it had no role in the development of the cryptocurrency XRP. However, reports are surfacing that claim the company was found utilizing its huge XRP reserves to attract potential hires. It began with a media report claiming that an engineer was offered an XRP pay package by Ripple. The engineer, whose name has not been …


Another Altcoin Developer Makes Satoshi Nakamoto Claim

Another Altcoin Developer Makes Satoshi Nakamoto Claim

Convincing other people to believe one is Satoshi Nakamoto may appear to be one aim of Bitcoin Cash forks in recent history. First, it was Craig Wright of Bitcoin SV who declared himself as the legendary Bitcoin creator and now, one developer of Bitcoin Cash ABC (the other fork of Bitcoin Cash) is purporting to be the pseudonymous creator of …


FSA Reports Drop in Crypto Inquiries, Is Japan Losing Interest?

FSA Reports Drop in Crypto Inquiries, Is Japan Losing Interest_

In a report from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) last week, the number of inquiries about cryptocurrencies received by the Japanese financial regulator during the period of Q4 of 2018 had declined. Could Japan citizens be losing interest in crypto? According to the report published on 8 February, in Q3, the FSA had received as many as 1231 inquiries related …


Formula One Gets First Digital Asset Firm Sponsorship

Formula One Gets First Digital Asset Firm Sponsorship

The Formula One (F1) racing team Aston Martin Red Bull are to partner the cryptocurrency company FuturoCoin, making this the first of such projects in the history of the world’s top tier of motor car racing. Aston Martin Red Bull has an illustrious history as the sixth-most-winning car constructor in F1 racing. FuturoCoin’s branding will now appear on the Aston …


Open Access Publisher ScienceMatters Turns to Blockchain

Open Access Publisher ScienceMatters Turns to Blockchain (2)

ScienceMatters, a Swiss-based scientific online publishing platform, is now developing a peer review process based on blockchain technology. Plans are currently underway to utilize Eureka, a publishing platform that uses the Ethereum blockchain, which will also enable reviewers of submitted work to be compensated for their efforts with Eureka tokens. The tokens can then be exchanged for other currencies. ScienceMatter’s …


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