It has been an interesting time for Facebook and its relationship with cryptocurrencies ever since they made a precedent setting move to ban adverts on their platform that had anything to do with cryptocurrency in January this year. The social media giant has since updated their policies to...
Each week we ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week our 6 Questions go to Justin Rice, Head of Ecosystem at the Stellar Development Foundation.Stellar...
Students enrolled in the class “Introduction to Cryptocurrencies” at Turkey’s Kadir Has University were the unexpected winners of Uniswap’s UNI token distribution on Sept. 17. İsmail Hakkı Polat, one of two lecturers of the class, told Cointelegraph Turkey that all students who, as part of a class project,...
Programmable money (PM) is in the air. It may be the next stage in the evolution of money. And it could be as disruptive as any financial technology in development today.Yes, China is close to launching the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) at scale — perhaps within...
Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week CFTC charges BitMEX with illegally operating derivatives exchangeThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged the derivatives exchange BitMEX with operating an unregistered trading platform and...
The Bitcoin blockchain network experienced its biggest mining difficulty adjustment in over two years on June 17. Surprisingly, the hash rate of Bitcoin has not dropped off by a large margin.The response of miners toward the difficulty adjustment is considered to be optimistic so far, as the hash...
There has been a big push for investors to be able to buy Bitcoin without actually having to buy the digital currency. Products — such as futures — have entered the market and upon their arrival in early December last year, Bitcoin rallied toward $20,000. However, the biggest...
As been reported by TechCrunch Sept. 6, stock and cryptocurrency trading platform Robinhood is planning to launch an initial public offering. Now the company is looking for a chief financial officer (CFO). Robinhood CEO Baiju Bhatt added that the startup is undergoing a spate of audits from the...
On June 4, Coinbase — one of the largest wallets and cryptocurrency exchanges in the US —  revealed its plans to enter the Japanese crypto market. While Japan is renowned for its rather progressive views toward crypto (it was one of the first countries to officially recognize Bitcoin,...
On Aug. 31, Line, Japan’s most widely utilized messaging app with more than 200 million active users, revealed the launch of its own cryptocurrency called LINK.Upon its announcement, Line immediately listed LINK on its digital asset exchange BitBox, which it launched back in July of this year.Uniquely, as...