Nervos Raises US$28M Series A from Polychain, Sequoia for Enterprise dApps Blockchain Platform

Chinese blockchain startup Nervos has raised US$28 million in a Series A funding round from Polychain Capital, Sequoia China, and others, to develop a hybrid blockchain network for enterprises decentralized applications (dApps). The new capital will be used to grow… Continue Reading

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities… Continue Reading

Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size… Continue Reading

New China Internet Report Explores State of Blockchain Industry

China wants to be a frontrunner in blockchain technology with local governments ramping up blockchain projects, and yet, the government still maintains a strict stance on cryptocurrencies, highlights a new report by Abacus, 500 Startups, and the South China Morning… Continue Reading

The Daily: Decentralized Exchanges – New and Hacked, and Some Lost Coins

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, we cover two decentralized exchanges – an Irish team that’s launching its Local Token Exchange and the already operating Bancor that has reported a security breach and admitted the loss of $12.5 million… Continue Reading

PBoC: Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Currency Drops Below 1% of World Total

Bitcoin trading in renminbi (RMB) has dropped to less than 1 percent of the global total, the central bank of China announced. The People’s Republic banned yuan-crypto trade last year, prompting the exodus of hundreds of Chinese crypto businesses, including… Continue Reading

Crypto Exchange Binance Expects up to $1 Billion Profit in 2018

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance expects a net profit of up to $1 billion USD this year. The trading platform has already registered about $300 million of revenue in the first half of 2018 and a five-fold increase in the number… Continue Reading

China Round-Up: Scholar Advocates Permissive Regulations, 3 Million Estimated Chinese HODLers, Xiaolai Recording Leaks

In recent Chinese cryptocurrency news: a prominent scholar has advocated that China adopt a permissive regulatory apparatus, drawing influence from Japanese and U.S. legislation. Research conducted by the International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China has estimated that the… Continue Reading

Heavy Rainfall in China, Thousands of Miners Reportedly Damaged

According to a Chinese language Economic Daily News report, graphics cards and ASIC mining systems are expected to see a short-term surge in orders from the crypto mining sector in Sichuan province, where reportedly over seventy percent of the mining… Continue Reading

Quebec Mining Drama: Bitmain Money Muscle or Local Sour Grapes?

Tempers are flaring in Quebec, as its climate and relatively cheap electricity have made it a magnet for the burgeoning cryptocurrency mining industry. The provincial government and its energy concern, Hydro-Quebec, have been accused of playing favorites to the likes… Continue Reading