ICON and Korea’s largest telecommunications conglomerate to bring blockchain technology to 35 million users

  Over half of South Korea's population is bound to have active exposure to blockchain technology following a partnership formed between the country's highly valued blockchain project, ICON , and a giant in telecommunications, SK . The highlight of the deal is that users of the SK's mileage system will be compensated through blockchain technol...
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U.S. Lawmaker Introduces 3 Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology to Congress

  United States Congressman Tom Emmer , who just recently got named to co-chair the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, announced on Friday that he will be introducing three pro-blockchain bills to Congress with the aim of aim of supporting cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption in the U.S. The three bills are titled "Resolution Suppor...
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Five of the biggest venture capital firms investing in blockchain

Venture capital firms aren't well known for their business with blockchain, but this is slowly changing with more and more firms looking into investing in blockchain-related funds. In this, we explore five of the notable VC firms who are diving into the world of cryptocurrency. Venture Capital (VC) firms have not been as quick as other organization...
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IBM and Hu-manity.co Join Hands to Manage Blockchain-based Property Rights for Personal Data

Hu-manity aims at establishing transparent data-sharing between individuals and corporations. Hu-manity's global consent ledger gives users absolute control over individual data. With the growing number of internet users across the globe, data transparency remains as one of the biggest issues today! Online businesses and websites usually have a cen...
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Coinbase CEO: One Billion People Could Be in the Crypto Ecosystem in Five Years

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, gave the crypto community a sneak peek into what the future of Coinbase would look like while on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt this week. The popular cryptocurrency exchange, which lets users trade fiat to crypto and serves as the entry point for most new entrants into the cryptocurrency s...
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Coinbase is Reportedly Exploring a Bitcoin ETF, Taps BlackRock for Expertise

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering adding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to its arsenal, and has been in talks with the world's largest global investment management firm, BlackRock Inc. Coinbase Aims to Launch a Crypto Exchange-Traded Fund Bitcoin ETFs are a hot button issue at the moment throughout...
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Kingdom Trust offers insured custody for digital assets to institutional investors

A new milestone was met for institutional adoption as custodian firm Kingdom Trust, host to investments in 30+ different cryptocurrencies, announced a collaboration with insurance provider Lloyd's of London. This becomes the first time a regulated financial institution will provide insurance coverage and qualified custody to institutional investors...
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You Can Now Use Nano (NANO) To Pay For Your Breakfast

The road to mainstream cryptocurrency adoption is progressing at a steady speed with some even projecting that crypto will replace fiat in the near future. Once such individual is Tim Draper who in a recent interview to Forbes magazine stated the following with respect to crypto adoption: I think that in the future fiat will resemble carrying aroun...
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Ethereum [ETH] futures contract upcoming: Could this pave the road for an ETF?

BOE Global Markets, the company behind launching Bitcoin [BTC] futures last year, has reportedly revealed that they would be launching a futures market for Ethereum [ETH] as well. One of the sources revealed to Business Insider that the product might be ready by the end of this year. Futures contracts are a kind of derivatives that allow investors ...
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BTC Profit System | Why Experts Recommend Investing In Bitcoin

  Over the past few years, more and more consumers have opted to invest in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Some analysts believe that Bitcoin is nothing more than a sham. They suggest that it should be avoided by serious investors. Others believe that Bitcoin could pave the way for a valuable and profitable future. The truth of the matte...
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SINGAPORE’S CENTRAL BANK PARTNERS WITH NASDAQ, DELOITTE ON SETTLING TOKENIZED ASSETS

Singapore's Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country's central banking institution, has teamed up with major firms. The project hopes to develop solutions for the exchange and settlement of tokenized digital currencies, as well as securities assets. SINGAPORE IS LOOKING PROMISING FOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES Earlier in May, Bitcoinist reported th...
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Coinbase CEO on How He Got Into Crypto, Bitcoin’s Price Action, U.S. SEC, ICOs, Cyber Security, and Real World Adoption of Crypto

At an interview with Bloomberg TV anchor Emily Chang at the second annual "Players Technology Summit" event in San Francisco on 14 August 2018, Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, talked about how he got into Bitcoin, the evolution of Coinbase, Bitcoin's price action, his view of the U.S. SEC, his view of crypto skeptics such as Warren...
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Union Bank AG enters the world of crypto

  On August 17th, Union Bank AG announced that they would be issuing their own security tokens, in addition to a fiat-backed Union Bank payment stable coin. The bank is working with Liechtenstein's regulatory authority FMA to launch this blockchain initiative. Liechtenstein has already established itself as one of the most crypto friendly plac...
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Coinbase takes position of industry leader, establishes “Institutional Core Principles”

  Coinbase recently released a list of principles they aim to adhere to as an exchange platform. In a blog post named "Introducing our Institutional Core Principles", Adam White, the Vice President and General Manager at Coinbase, spoke about the rules for propagating the platform's visions. This comes after a general uptick of interest by ins...
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Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

  The Ex-COO of 'Chinese Google' Baidu and blockchain bull Qi Lu has joined Y Combinator (YC) to run the company's new China-based division, according to a blog post August 14. Y Combinator –– the major Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial accelerator that funded such startups as Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Reddit, among others –– announced tha...
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ProShares Bitcoin ETFs: Final SEC Deadline Is 23 August 2018; Any Chance of Approval?

  The U.S. SEC's final deadline to approve or deny the two ProShares Bitcoin ETFs (proposal filed in December 2017) is on 23 August 2018. In view of the SEC's second rejection of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, do these two ProShares ETFs have any chance of getting approved? ProShares (a division of ProFunds Group) is one of the largest provider o...
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FIVE IMPORTANT POINTS HIGHLIGHTS ON BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

  Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general have been expanding all over the world in the last years. And there are some individuals that were able to build important enterprises after adopting the famous cryptocurrency in the early years of its history. In a conversation with Forbes, the Bitcoin investor Marco Streng has given us some few point...
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Website Builder Service ‘Wix’ Announces PumaPay Cryptocurrency Payment Option

  PumaPay has announced its partnership with Wix, the website creation and hosting platform. Based on the partnership, the PumaPay cryptocurrency (PMA) becomes one of the payment options on the platform . Wix Adds PumaPay Cryptocurrency PumaPay which is fast becoming a cryptocurrency payment staple in the adult entertainment industry has added...
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Coinbase Lands Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payment System

  San Francisco-based Coinbase has won a patent for a secure bitcoin payment system that would better facilitate the transfer of funds directly from customer wallets to merchants during purchases. According to the patent , the new technology is designed to improve upon existing systems, which currently do not provide solutions for maintaining ...
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NO MORE COINBASE AND BITPAY: PROCESS YOUR OWN BITCOIN PAYMENTS FOR $6 A MONTH

  Merchants can now use a Bitcoin full node to process their own payments via the BTCPay server for under $6 a month — with or without Lightning Network functionality. REMOVING MICROSOFT AZURE RELIANCE A guide to the solution from creator and Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dorier published August 18 explains how merchants who want to accept payment...
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