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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.

Crypto and Blockchain YouTube Channels Blocked: Should Users Move to Dtube?
Many cryptocurrency and blockchain promoters who make use of the famous YouTube platform witnessed their channel being blocked for more than a week during the Christmas holiday period in a move that was seen as a possibility to silence cryptocurrency. Among the Youtuber’s affected are Ivan on Tech, Mr. Kristoff is otherwise known as Crypto Crown and some others.

Forbidden Wealth: 80,000 Bitcoin Abandoned for Nearly a Decade
A BTC wallet address said to be associated with the now-defunct Mt. Gox Exchange holding an estimated 80,000 Bitcoin worth around $800 million is said to be untouched revealed by a source on Feb 17.

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.

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Do Not Have Any Value And I Will Never Own Any
Business magnate, CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett on Monday, Feb. 24, confirmed his resentment for cryptocurrency.

Calibra Head David Marcus Declares Libra as the Most Secure Payment Network
David Marcus, Head of Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s Libra stablecoin explained at Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas about how the network aims to transform the traditional payments industry.

NexChange Interview Series: Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Part 2
“Digital assets are the future. We just need time to get there.”

Possible Impacts of Bitcoin Futures on the World Economy in the Next 10 Years
In the past month, there was a little increase of attention towards Bitcoin futures as Bakkt launched its own market, the Bitcoin futures market has been around since 2017. However, there are still some individuals who don’t clearly understand what it is.

The Fate of Cryptocurrencies in a Fast-Changing Financial Ecosystem
Cryptocurrency being a digital currency, created and managed through the use of advanced encryption techniques known as cryptography has been gradually modifying the world of finance as well as other sectors such as e-commerce and since its creation in 2009.

Iranian President Advocates for Cryptocurrency-Driven Muslim Nations
During the first round-table discussion at the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019, Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s President, suggested that cryptocurrency ought to be integrated into Muslim nations to enhance trade between the nations.

CCN Took a Full U-Turn on its Shutdown Decision
Cryptocurrency news outlet has U-turned its previous decision of shutdown, revealed by the Founder Jonas Borchgrevink in the website 12 June.

Exclusive: Who Should Be the "Bitcoin Cash Jesus"?
In the second half of our interview, ‘Bitcoin Jesus” revealed his “Bitcoin Cash Jesus” who made remarkable contribution to BCH development! He also shared his insights on the recent widespread delisting of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV).