Month: August 2018

August 31, 2018

Mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is also credited with creating the distributed ledger technology known as blockchain that underpins Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies on the market. However, the first instance of blockchain has been discovered in the pages of the New York Times, predating Nakamoto’s creation by 13 years.   THE BLOCKCHAIN BEFORE BITCOIN […]

Hankyung, a mainstream media outlet in South Korea, has reported that Bithumb, the country’s second largest crypto exchange, will officially resume new user registrations on September 1. Bithumb has disallowed new registrations for traders in South Korea since January of 2018, following the encouragement of the government to establish formal agreements between cryptocurrency trading platforms […]

In today’s digital world, we are sitting on zettabytes of digital data generated from various online, as well as offline activities. These data volumes will only grow exponentially, as the trend shows, doubling every two years through 2020 and beyond. Much of this data is private and sensitive; therefore, it requires protection, which in our […]

The CEO of Dash Core Group has said that despite the potential of cryptocurrencies, larger financial institutions must move cautiously.   MOVING WITH THE TIMES, BUT CAUTION IS STILL NEEDED   For years, the crypto industry has continually worked at attracting institutional investors to the market. It hasn’t been easy though. A lack of trusted […]

An artist who has sold pieces to Hollywood A-listers, rock stars, and professional athletes recently sold an entire collection of his work for cryptocurrency. Lincoln Townley is is disrupting the world of art sales with his unorthodox methods of exhibition, as well as the payment methods he accepts.   ARTIST EMBRACES TECHNOLOGY TO SHAKE UP […]

An eastern South Korean province plans to issue its own cryptocurrency to replace the local currencies of its nine cities, according to local media. An exchange will be established for the new crypto. The coins can be used for payments within the province and merchants can accept them using smartphone QR codes.   KOREAN PROVINCE […]

The field of sentiment analysis (SA) is evolving rapidly. Since last covered the subject in May, two new platforms have emerged, each claiming to offer smarter tools to facilitate more informed trading. Gathering accurate sentiment from the web and then using it to create actionable insights is a complex task, but the developers behind […]

Japan’s top financial regulator has revealed exclusively to the number of crypto exchanges seeking to enter the Japanese market. The agency also confirms the number of existing exchanges that have exited the industry, leaving only three applications currently being reviewed.   THREE QUASI-OPERATORS ARE LEFT   Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan are licensed by the […]

Stablecoins have proliferated this year, so much so that it’s been hard to keep track of them all. In a bid to remedy that, has compiled a list of all stablecoins that are currently tradable – plus several others that are on their way. This is the ultimate A-Z of stablecoins. For now, at […]

August 30, 2018

Finance Ministers in the European Union’s member states are taking a closer look at cryptocurrencies and the regulatory challenges they pose. They will be discussing whether or not regulations on the industry should be tightened and will be looking at issues including the lack of industry transparency, and the misuse of cryptocurrency for illicit purposes, […]