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Opinion: Here are Three Reasons Why China is Afraid of Cryptocurrencies
The Chinese government is quietly seen making attempts to disable the operations of cryptocurrencies in the country. On the other hand, the Chinese state is seen dedicated to promoting the case uses of blockchain. This appears as a contradiction. But let’s understand why China is afraid of cryptocurrencies.

Opinion: Is Bitcoin Ready for Day to Day Use? Could my Parents Figure It Out?
Technology and the Older Generations, Will Blockchain and Bitcoin Find a Userbase With Them?

Bitwise: Facebook’s Libra Moved Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Ahead by Three Years
A cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise based in the US is of the opinion that the Facebook-owned stable Libra has accelerated the growth of cryptocurrencies by three years.

IMF Chief Economist Says Crypto Won’t Threaten Dollar Dominance Although Global Reserves Decline
The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, expressed in an opinion piece in the Financial Times that digital currencies would not displace the US Dollar as the currency that dominates the global trade and finance.

CFTC’s New Chief Supports Blockchain Technology
The Commodity Futures and Trading Commissions, CFTC appointed a new chief who is also pro-crypto. Just as his predecessor J. Christopher Giancarlo, appears to have supported the established pro-crypto/pro-blockchain approach. In a recent interview, the newly appointed chief, Heath Tarbert gave a favorable opinion of blockchain technology.

Bruno Le Maire Insists He Cannot Support Facebook’s Libra
Since the social media giant, Facebook announced its plan to launch its digital currency known Libra, one critic has repeatedly made his opinion known. Bruno Le Maire cannot and will not support the stablecoin project.

Why Media Outlets Can be the Next Blockchain Wave in China?
Blockchain media will be the ones to watch in the future! On 8 April 2019, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)(中國發改委) is currently seeking public opinion on a revised list of industries that it wants to encourage, restrict or eliminate. The public consultation period will end on 7 May 2019.

Shorten the span between Ethereum Hard Forks, Is It Possible?
The issue of implementing more frequent small hard forks had been raised in the latest bi-weekly conference for the Ethereum community coders held on 12 April. This question was raised by Tim Beiko, the meeting’s moderator. Another developer suggests a shorter span between forks by quoting core developer Alexey Akhunov’s view point.

Still No Approved Bitcoin ETF? Here’s the Reason behind..
The U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) decided to delay the proposal from VanEck bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) and added a 35 days period for more information gathering and research on the proposal, the official SEC filing revealed on 20 May.

Vitalik Buterin: Libra is a Real Wake-up Call for Governments
Libra has been hit with yet another wave of attack that could lead to a possible set back coming as a result of fresh resistance from regulatory bodies across the globe.

Tables Turn for Japanese Man After Being Convicted for Secretly Installing a Crypto Mining Program
The Tokyo High Court has dismissed the acquittal of a 32-year-old Japanese man who had been let off the hook by the Yokohama District Court in March 2019 after being accused of unlawfully inserting a cryptocurrency mining program dubbed Coinhive.

Blockchain May Jeopardize London’s Financial and Tax Collection Systems, Proclaims John Straw
John Straw, a senior advisor to IBM and McKinsey, has warned that blockchain could render the financial service sector in London irrelevant. He also noted that the city’s banks could be destroyed, making the collection of corporate and personal taxes cumbersome.

Facebook’s Libra Creating Shadow Monetary Ecosystem Warns FAC
Facebook’s creation of cryptocurrency Libra will spawn a ‘shadow banking’ system outside of sanctioned financial markets according to US banks.

Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Confident that Blockchain Can Help Protect Personal Data
Brittany Kaiser, the Cambridge Analytica scandal whistleblower discussed in an interview at the World Economic Forum that blockchain technology could be an important tool to address data protection issues.

Bank of America Plays Ripple Project Close to Chest
Bank of America (B of A) has been keeping its blockchain contingency plans under wraps for the better half of a decade.