BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Opera has launched a 'Crypto Wallet' feature for Android browser users

<b>Why it matters:</b> Opera is looking to become even more of a one-stop shop today with their new 'Crypto Wallet' browser feature. The function, which is …

Cryptocurrency

Andreessen Horowitz Has Launched a $300M Crypto Fund

Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $300 million crypto fund dedicated to investing in cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-related projects.The …

Cryptocurrency

5 Blockchain Product Use Cases To Follow This Year

Since its introduction, blockchain has rapidly outgrown its own original ambitions.<p>The numbers speak for themselves, after initial coin offerings raised massive sums of money for blockchain-based projects in the last two years. Even after raising $5 billion in 2017, the industry has already …

Blockchain

Crypto is officially legit now

The followers of a cultishly beloved economic database have a new data series: cryptocurrencies.<p>The addition of digital assets to the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database, perhaps the most important source of data on the global economy, is yet another validation for virtual tokens.<p>FRED, …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Universities to Study Blockchain Technology

One of the fastest rising industry is blockchain technology as it promises to reduce costs and increase efficiency, while potentially disrupting an …

Blockchain

The SEC appoints its first digital currency chief

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has named Valerie A. Szczepanik as associate director of its division of corporation finance, and senior …

Our path to listing SEC-regulated crypto securities

By Asiff HirjiToday, we’re announcing that Coinbase is on track to operate a regulated broker-dealer, pending approval by federal authorities. If …

Thailand Trials Central Bank Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement

Bank of Thailand (BoT), the country's central banking authority, is eyeing the adoption of blockchain technology in its interbank clearance and …

New Blockchain-Based Renewable Energy Pilot to Power 500,000 Homes

As the effects of climate change make their mark across the globe, people are more wary of their carbon footprints and are gradually switching to …

Renewable Energy

Metropolitan Bank Is Handling Millions for Crypto Clients (And It Wants More)

To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank, they're "pioneers."<p>At least, that's how the New …

Cryptocurrency

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New York Just Issued Another BitLicense. The Recipient Is Jack Dorsey's Square

One month ago, Jack Dorsey predicted that the Internet “will have a native currency” during a keynote session at Consensus, the world’s largest …

Jack Dorsey

Is Cryptocurrency the Answer for Countries Racked by Hyperinflation?

The community has made a big impression.<p>One of the most promising use cases for cryptocurrency is its potential to help people all over the world …

Bitcoin

Cryptovest Exclusive: Q&A With Reuben Yap, COO, Zcoin

Cryptovest Exclusive: Q&A With Reuben Yap, COO, Zcoin<p>On the second day of the Blockshow Europe 2018 conference, we had the pleasure of meeting up …

Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

<b>Bitcoin tumbling service Bestmixer has added a slew of new features designed to enhance anonymity. A triple-tier service provides varying levels of</b> …

$65 Million: Blockchain Assets Platform Paxos Raises Series B Funding

Blockchain startup Paxos has closed a $65 million Series B funding round led by existing investors including Liberty City Ventures, RRE Ventures and …

Forex Firm CLS Invests $5 Million in Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3

CLS, a U.S.-based forex settlement provider, has made a $5 million investment in enterprise blockchain startup R3.<p>According to a press release, the …

An Upcoming Cryptocurrency Is Trialling a Trio of Bitcoin Tech Advances

"[I'm] very much waiting for you guys to finish in a sea of shitcoins."<p>With that, pseudonymous forum user 'Monkeyyy' just might have summed up the …

Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

<b>Central bankers are being warned by researchers that the crypto revolution will overtake the system they are in-charge of preserving. Recently,</b> …

What Do These New Thai Cryptocurrency Regulations Mean?

Thailand are the next country to roll out a new round of cryptocurrency regulations. Whilst Europe and the United States seem to be taking an awfully …

Why Malta is Surging to Become a 'Blockchain Island'

The DELTA Summit will be held in October.<p>Malta is surging ahead to forge a reputation as a blockchain nation. This month, the island nation of around …

Blockchain

The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers

Behind the guards, the blast doors and down corridors of reinforced concrete, sit the encrypted computer servers -- connected to nothing -- that hold …

Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech.<p>The two applications - published …

Bolivar to Bitcoin Market Hits Record $1 Million Per Day

The Venezuelan bolivar to bitcoin market reached a record on Tuesday, as the dollar-starved nation increasingly seeks the digital token in exchange …

Sitting with the cyber-sleuths who track cryptocurrency criminals - MIT Technology Review

Spiky yellow and blue shapes begin to fill a screen that spans an entire wall in a lab at Imperial College London. The shapes emerge from empty space …

Amazon Patents a Bitcoin Analysis Service

<b>Law enforcement agencies are showing great interest in Bitcoin users as of right now. They mainly intend to crack down on illicit activities taking</b> …

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth more than $120 million. In addition, Coinbase has appointed Earn.com …

startups

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Bitcoin

Inside the Jordan refugee camp that runs on blockchain - MIT Technology Review

A few times a month, Bassam pushes a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store stocked with bags of rice, a small selection of fresh …