‘WE THINK IT IS GOING TO EXIST FOREVER’: SUSQUEHANNA OPENS BITCOIN TRADING DESK

  US financial company Susquehanna International Group announced it will offer Bitcoin trading to 500 clients following two years of offering the cryptocurrency in "private deals," the New York Times reports. CRYPTO ASSETS WILL 'CHANGE FINANCIAL SERVICES' Susquehanna International Group , an international trader which has headquarters in Penns...
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Crypto Exchange Huobi to Bankroll Own Blockchain With $100 Mln Dev Fund

  Huobi, is announcing the launch of its new public blockchain , the Huboi Chain Project (HCP), the company's spokesperson told Cointelegraph. As of press time, Huobi is the world's third largest digital currency exchange by trade volume, according to Coinmarketcap . In order to create the new blockchain, Huobi will fund the Huobi Chain Superh...
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South Africa’s Central Bank Pilots Tokenized Fiat Interbank Payment System

  South Africa's Central Bank (SARB) has successfully piloted a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for an interbank payment system that tokenizes fiat using Quorum , according to an SARB press release published June 5th. Quorum is an Ethereum -based private blockchain. According to SARB's report on the pilot, dubbed 'Project Khokha,' all of the bank's goa...
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Coinbase Wants to Pounce on Another Cryptocurrency Paradise: Japan

Coinbase Inc., the operator of the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is setting up shop in Japan, where much of the world's bitcoin trading takes place. The San Francisco-based company named Nao Kitazawa, a former Morgan Stanley banker turned fintech executive, as its new Japan CEO. Coinbase said it is working with Japanese regulators to ensure...
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What is Bitcoin?

  To cut through some of the confusion surrounding bitcoin, we need to separate it into two components. On the one hand, you have bitcoin-the-token, a snippet of code that represents ownership of a digital concept – sort of like a virtual IOU. On the other hand, you have bitcoin-the-protocol, a distributed network that maintains a ledger of ba...
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Coins, Tokens & Altcoins: What’s the Difference?

  This article explores the subtle differences between cryptocurrency coins and tokens, and why the term "cryptocurrency" is a misnomer. Cryptocurrencies can be extremely hard to wrap our heads around, especially since their underlying technology – the Blockchain – is shrouded in computing language and terminology that is technical in nature. ...
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