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As the focus on blockchain shifted from hype to quality last year, in 2020, the technology is facing an opportunity to have an increased social impact, says Sheila Warren, the head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology at the World Economic Forum, the organizer of the Davos meeting. However,...
In December, Micree Zhan Ketuan, the ousted co-founder of the world's largest producer of Bitcoin mining equipment, Bitmain, reportedly asked a Cayman Islands court to reverse a shareholder decision that cost him voting control of the crypto-miner. Shareholders voted then to convert Bitmain’s Class B shares to one vote per...
Major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase could be set to ramp up its presence in Japan, one the world’s of the most vibrant centers of cryptocurrency activity. Per recent job postings on the exchange’s website, Coinbase is looking to recruit an office manager with accountancy, HR and building management skills. The...
In Spring 2019, we witnessed the end of the so-called “crypto winter” when the price of bitcoin rallied past the USD 5,000 mark in the first days of April to peak at over USD 13,000 in June. While the altcoin market is still struggling to recover, bitcoin (BTC) managed...
Brokerage Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings has agreed to invest USD 4.6 million in Huobi’s Tokyo-based subsidiary Huobi Japan. Per a press release shared with Cryptonews.com, Huobi Japan CEO Haiteng Chen claimed that Tokai Tokyo’s decision to invest represented “greater mainstream recognition.” Chen stated, “Tokai Tokyo is a comprehensive securities firm, which will...
A new report has found that diversity is lacking in the world of blockchain technology – and says that if the balance is not redressed, the industry as a whole could suffer. Per a study written by the head of non-profit organization Diversity in Blockchain (DiB), Susan Joseph, “The lack...
Japanese police appear to be close to a breakthrough in the ongoing search for hackers who made off with NEM (XEM) 526 million (around USD 400 million at the time and USD 17 million today) from the Coincheck crypto exchange in January 2018. The hack, the biggest in cryptocurrency history,...
Before major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced its investment in cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX, both platforms registered the biggest gains in the crypto derivatives market in November. Last month, Binance saw a rise in total monthly derivatives exchange volumes (all volumes in USD, based on an aggregation of all products) of...
Keld van Schreven is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. ____ Wow that was quick, here we are at the end of 2019! The year for crypto markets and blockchain technology has been slow and steady. Large capitalized cryptocurrencies had a...
An overview of Bitcoin Classic The heart of bitcoin is said to be its reference software. A software standard for the bitcoin had been released by Satoshi Nakamoto in the year 2008, and this is referred to as the Bitcoin or the Bitcoin Core. From the time of its...