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Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash

The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (香港四季酒店) in the city’s financial center is this week’s spot for Roger Ver’s weekly video update, a project started just about a month ago. He’s joined at the five-star retreat for the episode by Ryan X. Charles, CEO of…

Experts Speculate How Facebook Is Exploring Blockchain

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica improperly acquiring the data of up to 87 million Facebook users, the social media giant is exploring how blockchain could decentralize its network to protect user data or even possibly create a cryptocurrency. A new report published today has…

World’s Second Largest Search Engine Bans Crypto Ads

Melissa Alsoszatai-Petheo, of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, announced its advertising arm is banning all cryptocurrency advertisements. This follows market leaders such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter either severely restricting crypto ads or banning them altogether. Also read: Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as…

Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing Says It Will Ban Crypto-Related Ads By July 2018

Microsoft’s search engine Bing announced it will remove crypto ads from its network by July 2018 to protect customers from ‘bad actors’. Microsoft-powered search engine Bing has joined other internet giants in announcing it will ban cryptocurrency-related advertisements on its network by July 2018, according…

Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto Industry

On its 6th birthday, Coinbase received high praise from Shapeshift’s Erik Voorhees. He Tweeted, “Coinbase remains the most successful and important company in the crypto industry.” Arguably, that is very much the case. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange with its barebone menu of offerings, combined…

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

This week’s round-up features a colorful selection of bitcoin stories but we’ll start with the possible explanation for recent market dips. Most cryptocurrencies dropped in price over the period, following developments with depressing effect on traders. In Japan, Mt. Gox’s bitcoins stored in court ordered…

Forget Bitcoin (BTC), Facebook May be Creating a Brand New Crypto

The news surrounding Facebook lately has more to do with the invasion of our privacy than decentralization. However, in a significant diversion from the scandal Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s creator) now finds himself embroiled in, new revelations have come to light concerning plans by Facebook to…

Fast and Cheap: Ripple’s xRapid Delivers on its Promise

The latest tests have shown that Ripple’s xRapid actually delivers on its promise on making cheap and fast cross-border transactions. In another new twist, it would seem that Facebook will join the crypto hype as well, according to recent reports. Ripple’s tests show great promise…

Is Facebook Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency?

According to the news media outlet Cheddar, the largest social network in the world Facebook, is reportedly exploring the potential creation of its own cryptocurrency. Cheddar’s anonymous sources come from people “familiar with Facebook’s plans”. According to them, the social media giant is “very serious”…