The United States’s Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will hold a public forum on blockchain and crypto assets. The event is the second of its kind and will take place at the SEC Headquarters in Washington DC on May 31. The forum is being held in conjunction with the SEC’s Strategic Hub…
A former “ethical hacker” with a number of high-profile institutions plans to host a blockchain security demonstration live at South By South West (SXSW) 2019. According to a press release, Rob Pope, currently of Dogtown Media and formerly a security specialist with HSBC and Barclays, will present on the weaknesses of various encrypted systems associated…
While the primary Binance platform has yet to support fully-fledged fiat capabilities (and may never will), official regional spinoffs, which have launched over the (arguably) ongoing crypto winter, accept deposits and withdrawals from and to financial institutions. The world-renowned startup is purportedly looking to capitalize on this success even further, hinting at plans to launch…
Much to the ire of cryptocurrency advocates, the general public tends to conflate blockchain – which is the tech underlying cryptocurrencies – and the digital assets themselves. Despite their strong connections, the two technologies are separate in many ways, and many analysts believe that as the general public becomes more interested in blockchain, they will…
There is much talk of 2019 being the year that institutional money comes. And with the recent update by Fidelity on its Bitcoin custodial service, there is renewed hope for an end to the bear market. However, by welcoming this news, does that mean we have collectively abandoned our principles? While the goal of institutional…
The internet was set ablaze when rumors began circulating that Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, may potentially support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum via a Blockchain Keystore application. Samsung’s reveal event confirmed the existence of the Blockchain Keystore app that serves as a crypto wallet for top cryptocurrencies, however, the most important cryptocurrency of…
A lot is reported in the crypto and mainstream press about Malta and its open stance towards companies innovating with both cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. However, it appears that many start-ups are struggling to secure banking services with the island’s financial institutions. According to a report in the Times of Malta, banks have been more…
The EOS blockchain appears to be running into considerable scalability issues that are hindering its ability to securely host decentralised applications on the network. The problem is that the blockchain has grown so dramatically that only a handful of block producers can afford to store the entire thing. Since most dApps connect exclusively to one…
The London Stock Exchange (LSEG) has led a $20 million funding round for London-based Nivura, a blockchain startup primarily known for issuing the world’s first automated crypto bond. Nivaura is a digital platform which utilizes the blockchain technology to automate the issuance of bonds, derivatives, and equities.   The process eliminates the need for human…
As Bitcoin (BTC) struggled in late-2018, headlines plastered on the world’s largest business news outlets accentuated that the cryptocurrency space lost hundreds of billions in value. While many cynics argue that this collapse was catalyzed by a similar decline in underlying fundamentals, pundits argue that by many measures, the crypto and blockchain space is just…