February 20, 2017

U.S. Senate Confirms Bitcoin Supporter Mick Mulvaney As Trump’s Budget Director

The United States Senate has confirmed Rep. Rick Mulvaney, a South Carolina Republican and a long-time bitcoin supporter, as President Trump’s budget director, a positive signal for bitcoin. Mulvaney has a reputation as a fiscal hawk and is expected to play a key role in […]
February 14, 2017

As Exchanges Pause Withdrawals, Chinese Bitcoin Investors Switch to P2P Trading

The trading vacuum created by the stringent measures and close scrutiny by the People Bank of China’s (PBoC) upon the country’s bitcoin exchanges has led to traders flocking to alternative platforms. According to Coin.Dance, bitcoin trading volumes on prominent peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange platform LocalBitcoins reached […]
February 13, 2017

What Role Does Government Play in Blockchain Technology’s Future?

As blockchain technology becomes more widely used, some researchers are recognizing that cooperation and collaboration among all stakeholders, including government, is critical to enable the technology to deliver the efficiencies it promises. A report [PDF] from the C.D. Howe Institute by Thorsten Koeppl and Jeremy Kronick, “Blockchain […]
February 13, 2017

Musician & Bitcoin Enthusiast Tatiana Moroz Reintroduces Tatianacoin

Tatiana Moroz, a singer-songwriter and a bitcoin enthusiast, announced a new beta launch of Tatianacoin, a token created on the bitcoin blockchain, as well as a new album and an upcoming crowdfunded tour of her advocacy and music at The Blockchain Event in Ft. Lauderdale, […]
February 7, 2017

Japanese Megabank Mizuho to Develop Fintech Payments Platform for IoT Devices

Mizuho Financial Group has announced the development of a secure FinTech payment platform to be used by connected IoT (internet of things) devices such as connected cars and vehicles, smart home devices, wearables and more. It is one of the earliest efforts by a bank […]
February 1, 2017

American Express Wants “Full Advantage of Blockchain”, Joins Open-Source Hyperledger Project

Credit card giant American Express has joined the Linux Foundation-led open-source cross-industry blockchain working group, the Hyperledger Project. In yet another noted example of the traditional financial services industry turning to Fintech’s poster child in blockchain technology, American Express has joined the Hyperledger Project as […]
February 1, 2017

Japan Could See 20,000 Bitcoin Accepting Merchants in 2017

As Japan prepares to enforce regulations upon bitcoin exchanges in the country this, a development that was encouraged by the local bitcoin industry, the number of merchants accepting the cryptocurrency is expected to quintuple to 20,000 this year. By 2016’s end, there were over 4,2000 […]
January 26, 2017

Breaking : PBOC Says On-Site Inspections of Bitcoin Exchanges “Will Continue”

Following findings of “irregularities” in the business and operational processes of the big bitcoin exchanges in the country, China’s central bank (PBOC) has now announced that its on-site inspections of the “Big 3” bitcoin exchanges is set to continue. In a statement today, the Beijing […]
January 26, 2017

CBA Trials World’s First Government ‘Cryptobond’ with Blockchain Tech

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced the issuance of a ‘cryptobond’ for the Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC), with the claim as the first blockchain bond issuance by a government entity in Australia or anywhere the world. The Australian banking giant has further claimed […]
January 25, 2017

Deloitte Opens its Blockchain Lab in Dublin

Services giant Deloitte, one of the so-called ‘Big Four” accounting firms in the world has officially opened a new blockchain lab in Dublin, established to cater the clients in Europe and the Middle East. Announced yesterday, the new EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) blockchain […]