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Starting Young: UK High School Wins 3rd Place in Barclays Blockchain Comp

Starting Young_ UK High School Wins 3rd Place in Barclays Blockchain Comp

Blockchain enthusiasts are starting young, as proved by the third-placed team at a blockchain interoperability hackathon at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in London. The hackathon was hosted by London-based blockchain startup Clearmatics. The prize was awarded to a team of high school students from Bedford, who was up against challenging senior competition. Not only did the students take away the …


EU Parliament Member Praises Euro Stance on Blockchain, Digital Assets

EU Parliament Member Praises Euro Stance on Blockchain, Digital Assets

Eva Kaili, a member of the European Parliament, the body which exercises the legislative function of the EU, has been speaking out about cryptocurrency and the progressive stance of EU member states towards it. Speaking at a Ripple event in London recently, Kaili, a former television news presenter who represents the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, was telling her audience how blockchain …


South Korea’s “Sampo Generation” Find Escape in Crypto Amid Rigid Society

South Korea's _Sampo Generation_ Find Escape in Crypto Amid Rigid Society

For many of South Korea’s millennials, cryptocurrency has proven the only way to escape the rigors of the country’s social demands. Many of South Korea’s young are now calling themselves “dirt spoons”, a reference in South Korea to economic and social status, with gold and silver spoons being the best off and dirt spoons being the worst. Older Koreans refer …


Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

The Boston Globe has reported on startup Arwen as one of a growing number of firms seeking to make cryptocurrency exchanges more secure by adding a layer of technology that would enable users to convert one currency to another with more safety. Two Boston companies, Highland and Underscore, helped startup Arwen get started. The new firm was founded by a Boston …


HSBC Whistleblower Is Developing His Own Cryptocurrency

HSBC Whistleblower Is Developing His Own Cryptocurrency

Hervé Falciani, the French-Italian whistleblower who helped track down tax evaders with 130,00 Swiss bank accounts in the 2008 Valencia Polytechnic University crash, is to launch a new cryptocurrency. Falciani became renowned as the HSBC ex-employee turned whistleblower who provided several European countries classified information on thousands of Swiss bank clients who were evading taxes, most of which were managed …


NYSE chairman Calls Bakkt a “Moonshot Bet”

NYSE chairman Calls Bakkt a “Moonshot Bet”

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange sees the eventual Bakkt launch as a “moonshot bet” according to its CEO and chairman of the NYSE, Jeff Sprecher. Talking over the past few days, Sprecher says that he is optimistic that Bakkt will be worthwhile and sees ICE’s involvement as “different” claiming that the deal has “…been …


24-Hour $10 Billion Surge In Crypto Market Promotes Bullish Analysis

24-Hour $10 Billion Surge In Crypto Market Promotes Bullish Analysis

The cryptocurrency market has taken a huge bounce since Friday in a 24-hour surge across the board with Litecoin being a real mover – up 30 percent, adding more than half a billion dollars to its valuation. With crypto’s hallmark icon, Bitcoin, also up 8 percent over the same period, analysts are suggesting this may be the long-awaited bull run …


12.7% of Amazon Customers Call For Crypto Products or Services

12.7% of Amazon Customers Call For Crypto Products or Services

A recent survey shows that 12.7% of Amazon customers would like to see the marketplace selling cryptocurrency products or services. The report conducted by Global financial portal Investing.com had surveyed over 1000 of the multinational e-commerce company’s clients in an attempt to analyze Amazon’s consumption rate, with a view of expanding its services to offer more products. The results revealed …


Bitcoin Transaction Performance Climbing Past January 2018 Levels

Bitcoin Transaction Performance Climbing Past January 2018 Levels

Bitcoin’s transaction volume is on its way to new levels, now touching rates unseen since the period following Bitcoin price’s all-time high at the end of 2017. According to Jameson Lopp, chief technology officer at Bitcoin personal key security system firm Casa, “the system is improving and growing”. Data from transactionfee.info verifies that the Bitcoin is now reaching the highest …


Winklevoss Twins Ordered to Pay Legal Costs for Shrem Case

Winklevoss Twins Ordered to Pay Legal Costs for Shrem Case

Bitcoin entrepreneurs and Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have been ordered to pay USD 45,000 in legal costs in an ongoing case from 2013 against convicted BitInstant owner Charlie Shrem. The payment relates to a lengthy court case in which the Winklevoss twins had instigated an investigation and asset freeze on Shrem concerning money owed to the brothers from a …


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