Blockathon Challenge Kicks Off in Brussels to Build Anti-Counterfeit Blockchain Solution for the EU

On Friday, 11 teams joined the 2018 EU Blockathon Challenge in Brussels for 48 hours of coding and co-creation. The hackathon, an initiative by the European Commission (EC) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), seeks to build the… Continue Reading

Interview: Blockchain Valley Ventures Founder Discusses Crypto in Switzerland, ICO Regulation and More

Known historically as a hub for international banking and finance, Switzerland has become one of the friendliest countries in the world to blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and startups. Its Zug region has been dubbed “Crypto Valley” for the number of… Continue Reading

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

On June 17, 2018, the 21 block producers or nodes that run the EOS network chose to freeze seven accounts that were allegedly stolen from EOS community members. According to reports, all 21 block producers unanimously decided to freeze the… Continue Reading

“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

This week the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community had found that two trademark filings for the phrase ‘Bitcoin Cash’ were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) over the past year. One trademark filing was registered with the… Continue Reading

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Bets, Viruses, Messages, All Because of Football

The world loves football (or soccer) and crypto companies won’t let the craze expire without tapping into it. Fans can now make predictions and place bets on a blockchain-based platform with a prize fund in cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, not only legitimate… Continue Reading

Strong Demand for Crypto Experts on the Russian Labor Market

Statistics from leading job search platforms indicate that the demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain specialists in Russia remains strong. Most employers offering these vacancies are either IT companies or banks. The competition for crypto expertise is getting tougher, as the… Continue Reading

EOS Has Issues

The EOS mainnet is less than a week old but already the much-vaunted blockchain has ran into a spate of issues ranging from the minor to the critical. Teething problems with new blockchains are to be expected, but the numeracy… Continue Reading

Gecko Governance Receives Regulatory Approval for ICO Compliance Solution

Gecko Governance, a regtech blockchain startup based in Ireland, has launched a new compliance solution called Gecko Crypto1 after receiving approval from the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. The new solution aims to address the issues of accountability and… Continue Reading

Add Crypto to Investment Portfolio: Enhance Return, Reduce Risk/Volatility

As an emerging asset class, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology related investments are gaining begrudging respect among finance professionals. Market slides aside for the moment, a study released by Grayscale Investments attempts to make the case investors should seriously consider adding… Continue Reading

Ripple CEO: Bitcoin Controlled by Chinese, Absurd to Think it Could be Primary World Currency

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO, answered candidly during an interview about crypto’s prospects for the future. Among other criticisms, he stressed blockchain technology is mostly hype, and that bitcoin core (BTC) is controlled by Chinese miners and has no hope of… Continue Reading