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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...
Japanese financial giant and long-time Ripple partner SBI has struck a deal with OneConnect, part of the Chinese insurance giant Ping An Group. The companies have agreed to launch a recently formed company in Japan, with the aim of revitalizing smaller, regional Japanese banks using blockchain technology and fintech...
Major crypto financial services firm behind the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin, Circle , intensifies competition in the stablecoin market as the company estimates mass crypto adoption in 2-3 years. In the meantime, USDC trading volume has already jumped 954% this year. Circle’s 2020 will be all about stablecoins, specifically USDC,...
Cryptocurrency-related scams are prevalent among Japanese high school children – but it looks like the nation’s youth is already wise to bogus promises and get-rich-quick schemes. Per Ryuku Shimpo, the education authority of the Okinawa Prefecture last month conducted a survey at 88 high schools in the region – and...
The waters of transparency issues have been stirred with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin saying that the Ethereum Foundation (EF) sold ETH 70,000 at the top. It was worth c. USD 100 million at the time, and less than USD 10 million today. “I did get the Ethereum Foundation to sell...
The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), hosted by the central bank of central banks, the BIS, has released a report which informs developers and market participants how wholesale digital tokens might look like. Today, wholesale payments between financial institutions are effected through central systems and payment arrangements using...
Major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced the upcoming launch of its Options Trading. This move comes ahead of CME’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts, the testing of which started today. OKEx promised to launch options trading on December 27, offering both buy and write options. “Developed from the ground up, OKEx Options...
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has issued some USD 2.8 billion worth of blockchain-issued financial bonds to small business loans in China. Per reports from Xinhua and Naeil Shinmun, the central bank says that it used its “own independently developed blockchain bond issuance system” to issue the bonds on...
PureGold is a gold oriented business with 10 years of experience in minting gold coins and bars which was founded in Singapore back in 2010 has adopted blockchain technology to create a gold-backed cryptocurrency payment gateway.  The token would enable users to make payments against real physical gold. The decentralized...