Russia’s Alfa-Bank offers blockchain platform for freelancers

Alfa-Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Russia, is exploring blockchain technology in its services for freelancers. According to a Dec. 1 announcement, Alfa-Bank will use blockchain-based applications...

No need to fear the Bitcoin FUD, says Sino Global Capital

In the midst of the crippling price dips earlier this week, cryptocurrency traders seemed beset on all sides by fear, uncertainty, and doubt. However, Dermot McGrath, head of research at...

A missing catalyst of blockchain adoption

When most people imagine the problems solved and industries disrupted by blockchain technology, the typical use cases come to mind: global currency, store of value and even a way to...

Bad Crypto news of the week

It’s been another bumper week for Bitcoin, another reason for hodlers to feel grateful. The dollar value remains over $17,000 having reached a three-year high when it topped $19,000 for...

UAE, Saudi Arabian central banks release report on Project Aber CBDC trial

Central banks from two of the most powerful economies in the Middle East released a report today on a yearlong joint central bank digital currency (CBDC) project — and results...

Yield farming is a fad, but DeFi promises to change the way we interact...

As the COVID-19 outbreak wreaks havoc on the United States’ economy and abroad, investors grapple with a second economic downturn in just over a decade. While the 2008 financial crisis...

Following Binance Uganda closure, Binance P2P makes strong inroads in Africa

Following the announcement of a disappointing closure of a Ugandan subsidiary in October, Binance — the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — released a blog post yesterday indicating that another initiative,...

Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain takes major step towards full mainnet

In a move that may signal that a mainnet launch is just around the corner, Flow — the blockchain from Cryptokitties and NBA Topshot developers Dapper Labs — has launched...

Big banks think new furniture is innovation, but they are wrong

When banks finally come to improve their technology experience, they go no deeper than changing the front end. They’ll make a button blue instead of green or create rounded edges...

Polish city becomes first to adopt Ethereum blockchain for emergency services

Olsztyn, Poland is reportedly the first city in the world to leverage Ethereum’s blockchain to aid the provision of emergency services, offering yet another tangible use case for distributed ledger...

China’s national blockchain project adds Polkadot support

Chinese government-backed blockchain initiative, the Blockchain Service Network, or BSN, is introducing support for another batch of major blockchain protocols. On Nov. 26, it announced that it will integrate Polkadot, Oasis...

Bitcoin and blockchain topics to discuss with the crypto curious this Thanksgiving

With Bitcoin's (BTC) recent price movements drawing fresh attention to the blockchain industry, conversations centered around cryptocurrency have once again begun to see an uptick. Google Trends data shows that...

Overwhelming bullish sentiment once again proves costly

According to data collected from 1000+ crypto social media channels, the average crowd sentiment towards Bitcoin adapted from slightly bullish to overwhelmingly bullish over the days leading up to Thursday’s...

Less is more… and more is coming

On June 19, 2020, Ethereum increased its gas limit by 25% from 10 million to 12.5 million. In no less than two days, this newfound capacity was used up, bringing...

Australian government embraces blockchain with new trial and public servants’ network

The Australian government is trialing the use of blockchain technology for inter-government document exchanges with Singapore as the latest action in a series of pro-blockchain efforts. It follows hot on...

Stellar Lumens doubles in price following upgrade

The price of Stellar Lumens (XLM) shot up 60% in the past 24 hours and crossed the 20 cent mark for the first time since Sept. 2018. The ‘stellar’ price...

Celsius says it tipped in 25,000 Ether to help launch Ethereum 2.0

The highly anticipated launch of Ethereum 2.0, or Eth2, is scheduled to take place next week. Specifically speaking, Eth2’s proof-of-stake blockchain known as “the beacon chain” has been confirmed to...

Blockchain-based voting systems have potential despite security concerns

The 2020 United States presidential election was met with an increase in mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 concerns. Yet while many Americans stayed away from polling stations this year, postal delays,...

BIS report suggests ‘embedded‘ monitoring tool for stablecoins

Facebook’s proposal for its digital currency, Libra, was a wake-up call for international regulatory agencies, finance ministries and central bankers. All these actors recognized that the company’s reach across its...

Putting data on blockchain doesn’t mean it’s correct

Until recently, the use of blockchain in elections was perceived as nothing more than an experiment. However, during the recent United States presidential election, some tried to turn the public's...