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IBM, Microsoft, JP Morgan Lead Ethereum Blockchain Initiative

IBM, Microsoft, JP Morgan Lead Ethereum Blockchain Initiative

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has announced that it will be launching a new “Token Taxonomy Initiative” that will see a collaboration by some of the most influential names in traditional and emerging financial technology (fintech), including Microsoft, IBM, JP Morgan, ConsenSys and many others. The EEA Token Taxonomy Initiative states that it will work on developing clear definitions for …


Accra and The Hague Universities Combine to Promote Blockchain in Ghana

Accra and The Hague Universities Combine to Promote Blockchain in Ghana

A partnership between a Ghanaian University and the Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in the Netherlands has been forged with a view to accommodating a student exchange programme and further promote blockchain in the African nation. The Accra Technical University (ATU) wants to accelerate it graduate programme in order to provide the industry with the necessary skills to fill …


Forbes “Blockchain’s Billion Dollar Babies” List Released

Forbes “Blockchain’s Billion Dollar Babies,” List Released

Forbes has released its high flyer list of blockchain users which indicates which of these companies has valuations or revenues of USD 1 billion. The usual high flyers are as expected including Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, ING, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Nestle, with crypto-companies such as Coinbase, Ripple, and Bitfury putting in a show. Interestingly Forbes goes a bit further on the blockchain front …


OKEx Stick with Bitcoin SV After Major Exchanges Dump It in Unison

OKEx Stick with Bitcoin SV After Major Exchanges Dump It in Unison

With Binance and Shapeshift dumping Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (Bitcoin SV) and Kraken going to its clients for advice, things don’t look too promising for the controversial crypto moving forward. Poloniex is as yet uncommitted as to continuing to list BSV, but one exchange has definitely come out in favor; OKEx, currently ranked first on CoinMarketCap of exchanges by adjusted trading …


Game Creators to Introduce Biocoin to Promote Biodiversity, Taxonomy

Game Creators to Introduce Biocoin to Promote Biodiversity, Taxonomy

A private tech start-up launched in 2014 which focuses on taxonomy and the identification of different species has plans to launch its own crypto, Biocoin, to support the project. The Australian startup launched the biodiversity video game Questagame after company co-founder Andrew Robinson and his wife Mallika listened to their children arguing in the back of the car over video …


France Will Push EU to Adopt New Crypto Regulatory Framework

France Will Push EU to Adopt New Crypto Regulatory Framework

France is keen for her European Union neighbors to adopt a similar framework for cryptocurrency to its own newly- formed financial sector legislation. Its new laws have been structured to keep the Finance Ministry, exchanges, and traders satisfied that there is a little bit of harmony for all, and a relief for many traders who have been expecting a tightening …


SEC Tells ETFs to Drop Blockchain Tag

SEC Tells ETFs to Drop Blockchain Tag

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is once more flexing its regulatory might, this time by warning fund providers offering so-called blockchain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to lose their “blockchain” tags in their names. The move is seen as a preventive measure to avoid misleading investors keen on gaining asset exposure to cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology. Bloomberg reports …


London Stock Exchange Lists Blockchain ‘Token’ Shares in a First for the City

London Stock Exchange Lists Blockchain ‘Token’ Shares In A First For The City

The London Stock Exchange has heralded in a new era by the first issuing of shares using blockchain tokens. The move is seen by the city as bringing cryptocurrency by proxy as into regulated financial markets due to blockchain’s role as a driver for digital currencies. The company selling the tokenized shares, fintech company 2030, sold GBP 3 million (USD …


Australia’s First Government-Funded Blockchain Incubator Gets One Up on State Rivals

Australia’s First Government Funded Blockchain Incubator Gets One Up On State Rivals

The first crypto lab in South Australia to receive government funding is hoped to boost the industry and catch up with other states such as New South Wales and Victoria. The new lab due to open in September has been awarded Federal Government funding to the tune of AUD 170,00 offering 10 blockchain startups both workspace and mentoring services. Although …


Lithuania to Announce Tough New Crypto Laws

Lithuania To Announce Tough New Crypto Laws

Lithuania is reported to be working on cryptocurrency regulations which surpass Europe’s Anti-Money Laundering Directives for their prohibitive impact. The new changes are likely to put pressure on the cryptocurrency space as the government in Vilnius attempts to tighten its control. Lithuania’s central bank has also been canvassing commercial banks and exchanges to get a clear picture of cryptocurrency and …


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