Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks

When bitcoin came out, supporters believed that the decentralized cryptocurrency would decimate the banking industry. Years later, as digital currencies became more mainstream, these networks were suddenly commanding billion dollar valuations. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency exchanges, brokerage services, and over-the-counter market makers… Continue Reading

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Iran may employ cryptocurrencies as part of its efforts to circumvent the upcoming US sanctions, according to a high-ranking Iranian lawmaker who said the matter will be discussed in parliament soon. The Iranian MP also believes that digital money can… Continue Reading

SA Purple Group Confirms Adding Cryptos to Its Online Trading Platform

South African financial company Purple Group has confirmed the addition of two cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ethereum, to its online trading platform. According to a representative, the decision came in response to strong demand from clients earlier this year. The move… Continue Reading

Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of… Continue Reading

The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

Russian intelligence officers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential elections in the US have used bitcoin to finance their campaign, cover the tracks and obscure their identities, a new federal indictment suggests. You can check the details in today’s… Continue Reading

Binance, Crypto Investors to Launch a Bank in Malta

Crypto exchange Binance is working on a project to launch a decentralized bank bridging the crypto industry with conventional banking. The financial institution will be based in Malta and fundraising will be conducted under German law. Authorities in Valletta have… Continue Reading

India May Treat Cryptocurrencies as Commodities Rather Than Ban Them

India is reportedly not going to issue a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies, but may label them as commodities, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a report from Quartz, a senior government official, who requested anonymity, stated that… Continue Reading

A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In… Continue Reading

Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses

The Philippines Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced it granted three cryptocurrency exchanges provisional license to operate. All three are foreign-based, including two from Hong Kong and one from Thailand. To gain annual approval, companies made substantial financial and employment… Continue Reading

Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds

New academic research has concluded that more than 50 percent of crypto projects raising capital through ICOs do not make it through to the fifth month after the token sale. The study also suggests that investors get the best return… Continue Reading