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Venture Capitalist Has No Love Left For Ethereum Now

In 2017, Union Square Ventures co-founder and managing partner, Fred Wilson had said that Ethereum’s market cap will surpass that of Bitcoin by year-end. That didn’t happen and now he is taking his words back, for good.  Wilson: Ethereum ‘Confounds’ Me Not just the USV…

Will Ripple’s Massive Token Transfers Affect XRP Price?

While bitcoin has been steamrollering everything else in the land of altcoins, some are going to extreme measures to manipulate their own token prices. Ripple’s recent transfer of 500 million tokens from its escrow wallet is one example, but how will it affect the price…

Binance: China’s Digital RMB To Operate As ‘Two-Tier System’

A recent report from Binance Research has looked into the potential characteristics that can be expected for the proposed digital currency of China.  As members of China’s government and central bank have indicated, this digital currency will utilize a ‘hybrid’ system that includes blockchain features…

Blockchain Is Leveraging VR Tech to Its Natural Position

When Facebook bought Oculus Rift in 2014, it seemed to be only a matter of time before the virtual reality (VR) revolution would hit. However, that initial promise from five years ago is now something of an anticlimax. One writer for tech site CNet came…

“Bullish on Crypto”: An Interview with Skrill CEO Lorenzo Pellegrino

Cryptocurrencies aren’t just a niche investment category anymore. In the latter half of 2019, digital assets have managed to sit beside stocks, bonds, commodities, and other investment instruments as an important part of a holistic investment portfolio.  Interestingly, digital assets are coming out on top.…

Could Complex Bitcoin Derivatives Be The Next Big Thing

According to a widely circulated report last week, a number of firms are launching new derivative products tied to Bitcoin. Structured products and bond-like derivatives are being conjured up to attract sophisticated investors. Bitcoin Price Rally Attracts Greater Interest While the institutions have yet to…

Small Cryptocurrency Exchanges For A Healthy Digital Economy

The cryptocurrency market has rapidly grown to become a disruptive alternative to the fiat currency market. In a relatively short span of 10 years, this space has seen quite a handsome appreciation in value. But with that said, the digital asset also attracted centralized manipulation…

Will Facebook really empower the unbanked and gain traction in Venezuela

You might expect the woeful state of global financial inclusion to be a concern for the UN or a non-profit, but not necessarily a social media giant like Facebook. But banking the unbanked is now apparently a core mission-statement for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby, via its…

Venezuela Sets Bitcoin Trading Record With New Hyperinflated Banknotes

New currency reforms in Venezuela accompanied a decisive surge in Bitcoin trading this week, with informal markets setting new all-time highs. Bitcoin Boom As Central Bank Re-adds Zeros Data from monitoring resource Coin Dance reveals that in the seven days ending June 15, Venezuelans transacted…