Trump Threatens Military Deployment at BLM and George Floyd Protests, Bitcoin Price Soars Past $10,000 Mark
As President Donald Trump advised state governments to leverage the National Guard in response to civil unrest and protest, Bitcoin’s price surged past the $10,000 mark.
Crypto-Spring in Bloom as Institutions and Billionaire "OG" Investors Mature Towards Bitcoin
The Bitcoin price hit its peak of around $20,000 at the end of 2017, but over the last two years it has been trading at around half that value. Along with Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies that take their cue from the success of the pioneer crypto, have also not achieved anything close to their values at the end of the 2017 ICO rush. But times are changing and according to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and early investor in Coinbase believes the crypto winter is thawing and asserts that we are on the cusp of a ‘crypto spring’.
ISIS Is Not Hoarding $300M in Bitcoin War-Chest, Reports Chainalysis
Over the past week, the comments of a counter-terrorism think tank Director have indicated that ISIS has been using cryptocurrency platforms to conceal donations and bypass financial security measures and could be hoarding close to 300 million in Bitcoin. Experts initially made the revelation after identifying an increase in advertising for donations. However, a recent report from Chainalysis suggests that there is no evidence of ISIS's 300million BTC war-chest.
How Blockchain Technology is Helping to Fight the Novel COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus disease has changed our lives in unprecedented ways. With the imminent lockdown caused by the virus, several reorganizations had to be implemented to keep our lives going. This brief analysis highlights some of the key ways that the application of Blockchain Technology is helping in the fight against the COVID-19 disease and pandemic.
Did Satoshi Nakamoto Move His Bitcoin Yesterday? No, But Craig Wright Shot Himself in the Foot
On Wednesday a Twitter bot reported that a Bitcoin transaction came from a wallet that possibly belonged to Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of the network and author of the Bitcoin whitepaper. Oh and Craig Wright trips over own story,
China to Build ‘Digital Central Bank’ Infrastructure, Striving to Become the World’s Leader in Digital Currency Development
China’s Central Bank, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is planning to look into building a digital central bank infrastructure to improve the standards of financial services in the country. On May 18, the Chinese Central Bank’s 2020 video conference on scientific and technological work was held in its capital, Beijing. The meeting focused on the technological achievements made in 2019, an in-depth analysis of the current situation and challenges, and the upcoming key plans for 2020.
Bill Gates' COVID Conspiracy Grows In Italian Parliament, Allegations of Population Control by Political Anti-Vaxxer
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many subjects to the forefront: our reliance on oil, manufacturing in China, the need for digital dollars, the frailty of our global supply chain, and our lack of preparation to deal with the outbreak.
However perhaps the strangest topic online and the most unavoidable has been the conspiracy theory chasing Bill Gates and his foundation’s efforts to produce a vaccine. The accusations range from him directly being the cause of the pandemic, to being the head of an Illuminati like circular cabal bent on controlling the world through microchips, and now an insidious plan to depopulate the planet of billions of people.
US Regulators Overreach to Protect US Dollar Supremacy with TON Decision, Will Bitcoin be next?
If the last two years have revealed anything about our global monetary system, it is that the US Federal Reserve and President Donald Trump really do not want a competitor to the US Dollar.
IPFS: The Decentralization of the Web and the Future of Blockchain
This is one of the weaknesses of the current centralized web. Blocking a site simply requires finding the server on which it is located and asking the operator to turn it off or telephone operators to block the connection to the specific IP address of the server. In the case of a site to which a large number of users contribute you will need to block all those computers, greatly increasing the resistance against censorship. The IPFS takes advantage of blockchain technology and the peer-to-peer Torrent protocol, creating a permanent web and distributing "bits" of portals and websites among all Internet users who decide to install the client program associated with the project on their computers.
Crypto and the FATF Travel Rule: FinCEN Suggests Challenges in Governance, Not Technology
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Travel Rule has been in the center of attention lately, which concerns crypto transactions above a certain amount must be accompanied by identifying information.The rule is an update to the existing FATF Recommendation 16, regarding cross-border and domestic wire transfers, and is intended to address the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) challenges as crypto adoption increases. The FATF Travel Rule could mean implications for virtual asset service providers (VASPs), including cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers, and custodians.