Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Under Fire Following US Federal Reserve Rate Cuts to Combat Coronavirus Disruption
The reaction of the bitcoin market to the first rate cut from the Federal Reserve since December 2008, during the global financial crisis, is being carefully observed by the crypto community and may eventually reveal the cryptocurrency’s true nature.
BIS Newest Quarterly Report: What Potentials Do CBDCs and Distributed Ledger Technology Hold?
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released its newest quarterly report on the changes in the payment industry, including the market impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak. Some of the trends mentioned in the report include stablecoins, tokenized securities, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), cross-border payments, and peer-to-peer payments.
The Truth Behind Crypto and Online Gambling
Internet proliferation has enabled cryptocurrencies to emerge as convenient payment avenues in online gambling as hundreds of betting sites offer this option acting as the icing on the cake in this sector.
What is DeFi: The Ultimate Guide to Decentralized Finance Technology
The concept of decentralized finance (DeFi) has become so potent that it is difficult to separate the prospect of blockchain and crypto from the success or failure of DeFi as the ideal alternative to traditional financial systems. Owing to the importance of innovations classified as DeFi to the crypto economy, here are four fundamentals of DeFi.
How Blockchain is Prompting Innovations in Waste Management
Blockchain can come in handy in the realization of efficient waste management measures through the creation of a trustworthy, transparent, and immutable supply chain network for a plethora of different records. This technology can aid in the digital tracking of information, allowing an in-depth analysis of supply chains.
Blockchain and the Wheel of Fate: The Role of Blockchain Technology in Disease Surveillance and Pandemic Prevention
Pandemics are an inescapable fact of life on Earth. They have happened before, and we are on the verge of experiencing the latest such event through the relentless spread of the coronavirus. How can blockchain technology help to contain pandemics?
Hong Kong's 2020 Budget: Digital Assets May be Incorporated into Regulatory Framework but not Blockchain
Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Paul Chan been under intense pressure from lawmakers to dip into the government’s fiscal reserves to help the city get out of an economic slump. After months of anti-government protests and the emergence of the coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kong residents aged over 18 will receive a cash handout of HK$10,000. The budget also highlighted the forecast of an all-time high deficit of HK$139 billion for the coming fiscal year.
What Can We Learn From Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's Coronavirus Outbreak Contingency Plan for Employees?
US health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the coronavirus “is not recognized to be spreading in US communities.”
Bitcoin Pizza Guy and the Tenth Anniversary of the Most Regrettable Purchase in Human History
On May 22, 2020, the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day will be marked. It is because ten years ago, on this day Laszlo Hanyecz, aka ‘Bitcoin Pizza Guy,’ traded his 10,000 BTC for two Papa John’s Pizzas with eighteen-year-old Jeremy Sturdivant, aka jercos.
"The Wars to Come," Blockchain - A Game Changer for Auditors
Blockchain technology has the potential to upend Audit, Assurance and Control functions —Auditors need to stay attuned to emerging use cases. As Role and skillsets of Auditors will change as new Blockchain-based techniques and procedures emerge.

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