Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

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Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned the…

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

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“Convergence” means different things to different people in the blockchain space. But it’s a word that’s cropping up again and again.

Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

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The co-founders of Stripe, brothers Patrick and John Collison, recently discussed the company’s decision to no longer support bitcoin payments, and expressed a willingness to reverse this decision in future. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Declining Use of BTC as Means of Payment In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Stripe co-founders…

Crypto Candy? Expect Free Giveaways When the EOS Blockchain Launches

Crypto Candy? Expect Free Giveaways When the EOS Blockchain Launches

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Airdrops are well established idea here at the launch of the EOS mainnet, so its startups are way ahead of being the first to give free tokens away.

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

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Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into…

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

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One of the largest energy suppliers in the Czech Republic has recently announced plans to start accepting cryptocurrency from its customers. The bitcoin payment option should be available as early as next month, its management said. The company is about to join a growing number of Czech businesses processing crypto payments by introducing them to…

Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO

Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO

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No team, plagiarized white paper, McAfee pump, promises of bitcoin-like returns, brand hijacking, a fake blog. Welcome to ICO-land.

Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

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By deferring questions of trust to a decentralized algorithm, blockchains promise to boost transparency and allow more fluid, dynamic supply chains.