BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

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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 …

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 …

Initial Coin Offering

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 …

Cryptocurrency

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 …

Central Banks

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 …

Bitcoin

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> …

Bitcoin

$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 …

Cryptography

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 …

Blockchain

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 …

Bitcoin

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> …

Bank of England

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 …

Cryptocurrency

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 …

Bitcoin

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 …

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 …

Blockchain

Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund

Ripple has invested $25 million worth of its XRP token in Blockchain Capital's Parallel IV venture fund, the startup announced on Wednesday.<p>The …

Coinbase Acquires Ethereum Wallet Startup Cipher Browser

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired mobile ethereum wallet Cipher Browser, the companies announced on Friday.<p>Cipher Browser, which also …

YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals

Peter “Furious Pete” Czerwinski has close to 5 million YouTube followers, but they can’t see most of his new videos there. To get 46 of the 71 …

22 European Nations Come Together with Blockchain Partnership

On April 10, 2018, 22 European countries joined forces to cooperate on blockchain regulation and education.<br>The European Blockchain Partnership “will …