Japan’s cryptocurrency industry to launch self-regulating body

128 0 Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups, the Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association are planning to merge to form a self-regulating body, perhaps as early as April, in an effort to better safeguard investors after last month’s $530 million heist of digital money, sources involved in the negotiations said. The merged […]

Western Union testing out Ripple as well as XRP for transfers

127 0 On the company’s earnings call on Tuesday, CEO Hikmet Ersek told analysts that the company is experimenting with Ripple for settling transactions and for capital optimization. Western Union is also testing Ripple’s native currency, XRP, a spokesperson confirmed. The Western Union CEO’s remarks about Ripple came in response to a question about the […]

Coinbase Commerce-The ‘PayPal for Crypto’

130 0 In a blogpost on Feb 14th, Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced Coinbase Commerce, a new service that enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies directly into a user-controlled wallet, not unlike PayPal. “Coinbase Commerce can be directly integrated into a merchant’s checkout flow or added as a payment option on an e-commerce […]

Game Maker Atari enters crypto market with announcement of its new token

134 0 The Atari Group announced on Feb 8th  two major development projects in the field of blockchains and crypto-currencies, confirming a shareholding in a crypto-platform and the creation of a dedicated Token (“Atari Token”), as well as the upcoming launch of casino platforms offering crypto-currency game options. Atari acquired a 15% stake in the […]

Spain weighs in on Tax Incentives for Blockchain firms

138 0 Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party is preparing legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies using blockchain technology. Teodoro Garcia Egea, the lawmaker preparing the bill told Bloomberg news reporters that the new technology is a driver for business in industries such as finance, health and education and thus attracting those involved […]

Before Bitcoin: A History of Digital Money

15,676 0   Cypher /ˈsʌɪfə/: noun a secret or disguised way of writing; a code Punk /pʌŋk/: noun a worthless person rebel Bitcoin, the first decentralised cryptocurrency seems to have been born out of a eureka moment in the mind of an anonymous genius, identified only as Satoshi Nakamoto. The truth, however, politely begs to […]

Delhi Police holds session on cryptocurrency, officers find it a complex subject to understand

204 0 Delhi Police held a session for its officers on digital currency on Tuesday in the wake of rising cheating cases related to cryptocurrency in the national capital. A two-hour class at the Police Headquarters was attended by all senior officers including special commissioners, joint commissioners, and DCPs. NGO named Global BlockChain Foundation conducted […]

Hackers stole $50 Million in Cryptocurrency using ‘Poison’ Google Ads

201 0 A Ukrainian hacker group dubbed Coinhoarder has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users of Blockchain.info, one of the most popular providers of digital currency wallets, according to a report published Wednesday by Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity team. The report explains how thieves preyed upon their victims using a “very simple” yet […]

ECB President states, “It’s not our job to regulate Bitcoin”

175 0 Calls are growing for authorities, including central banks, to step in and regulate the market for digital tokens, which has seen wild price swings and a series of heists as well as a rapid proliferation in the number of coins on offer. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said in a video response […]