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“Bitcoin Girl Thailand” on the Run From Thai Navy after Seastead Debacle

“Bitcoin Girl Thailand” on the Run From Thai Navy after Seastead Debacle

American Bitcoin investor Chad Elwartowski and Thai girlfriend Supranee Thepdet, nicknamed Bitcoin Girl Thailand, have gone into hiding having been accused of violating Thailand’s sovereignty; a charge that could carry a death sentence under Thai law. The couple constructed a platform home known as a “seastead” in international waters 12 nautical miles from the shoreline at Phuket, Thailand’s tourist island …


Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean a Shift from Fear and Loathing to Acceptance?

Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean A Shift From Fear and Loathing to Acceptance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s recent announcement suggest that they are not quite going crypto, but are nonetheless launching a private blockchain complete with a coin. And this could have major implications for world finance. Although the “Learning Coin” may be a new concept that the two financial giants have carefully designed to carry no monetary …


The Top Performing Altcoins This Year so Far

The Top Performing Altcoins This Year So Fa

With the first quarter of 2019 gone, here is a look at the top performing altcoins so far this year, taking into consideration Bitcoin’s bullish strides in the last week or so: Highest adoption rates: 1)EOS, 2)Tron, 3)BitShares, 4)WAX Research from Weiss Crypto Rating shows these four altcoins have experienced the highest adoption rates in the last year, proving most sustainable …


Chinese Miners Struggle for Easy Ride in Iran

Things aren’t turning out to be smooth for Chinese Bitcoin miners heading into Iran to profit from cheaper electricity rates. Long before China hinted it may consider halting Bitcoin mining projects, the exodus began and Iran recently became a hotspot for miners along with parts of South East Asia such as Vietnam and Cambodia. China’s National Development and Reform Commission …


Brock Pierce Buys Converted Amsterdam Chapel for $1.2 Million in Bitcoin

Brock Pierce, former child actor, and cryptocurrency kingpin; one of the wealthiest people in the crypto space, has purchased a Dutch property worth USD 1.2 million in Bitcoin. The American Bitcoin entrepreneur known for his work in the cryptocurrency industry has acquired his Amsterdam home, which was formerly a chapel, through Swiss startup Nexo which offers instant crypto credit. Reportedly …


IMF Online Pollsters Call Crypto Most Popular Payment by 2024

IMF Online Pollsters Call Crypto Most Popular Payment by 2024

A poll running on the IMF website asking the question asking “How do you think you will be paying for lunch in 5 years?” now has almost 26,000 responses. The response is clear, hedging towards crypto with 56% of respondents going for the flagship crypto with only 9% and 7% respectively suggesting payments in 2024 will be made with cash …


Popular Crypto Exchange Bittrex Denied Operating License in New York

Popular Crypto Exchange Bittrex Denied Operating License in New York

The popular cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex was today denied its application to operate in the state of New York. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected the BitLicense application from the exchange on the grounds of failure to adequately comply with a number of policies. In a letter written by NYDFS and addressed to the CEO of Bittrex, Bill Shihara, it is …


EU Report: Blockchain Key to ”Digital Twin” Transformation, Brings Trust

EU Report: Blockchain Key to ''Digital Twin'' Transormation, Brings Trust

A report published by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum cites blockchain technology as fundamental in the next generation digital transformation, facilitating trustful transactions between parties. Dr Tim Weingärtner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts, authored the report, featuring it on the concept of a ”digital twin” world. This concept essentially looks to build a replica …


Japan’s Largest Bank to Implement Stablecoin in 2019

Japan’s Largest Bank to Implement Stablecoin in 2019

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has announced that it will put its native digital currency and stablecoin MUFG Coin into practical usage by the end of 2019, according to Cointelegraph Japan. The rollout was first disclosed to national newspaper Asahi Shimbun by new president Kanetsugu Mike. The largest bank in Japan is also the fifth largest in the world, …


Two Canadian Crypto Firm Owners Fight $30 Million Fraud Accusation

Two Vancouver cryptocurrency firms are fighting accusations of fraudulent activity to the tune of USD 30 million involving an initial coin offering. The two company owners, Lisa Angela Cheng and Kevin Patrick Hobbs, are to fight their cases in the British Columbian (BC) courts, after having denied any wrongdoing, claiming they have “never misappropriated funds.” The  B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office’s claim …


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