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Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Switzerland is fast adopting innovation and blockchain and is positioned to create a huge impact on other economies.

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Bank of Japan, the World Trade Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum will participate in a global congress where a direct dialogue will be established to outline the future of the industry.

COINNEWSEXTRA AND  GLOBAL POLICY HOUSE TO HOST FIRST UNPRECEDENTED CBDC CONFERENCE IN AFRICA

COINNEWSEXTRA AND GLOBAL POLICY HOUSE TO HOST FIRST UNPRECEDENTED CBDC CONFERENCE IN AFRICA

One of the best gift possessed by humans is the ability to adapt to change. Little did we know that the global COVID-19 pandemic was going to deprive us of our regular mode of living, here we are today with several months of stay at home with many organisations and people pivoting into the digital economy. The immense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the whole world with developments changing frequently. However, digital innovations and technology solutions have been deployed to respond urgently to these changes, This has led to a notable increase in demand for online transactions, resulting in a significant shift from cash to digital payment methods.

GlobalSTOX’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Has Successfully Obtained a TCSP License

GlobalSTOX’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Has Successfully Obtained a TCSP License

GlobalSTOX Limited (“GSL”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HKSTOX Finance Limited, has successfully obtained a Trust or Company Service Provider License (“TCSP License”) on 29 April 2020. The TCSP license number is TC007109.

The Crypto Boom: Why it’s Not 2017 Déjà Vu

The Crypto Boom: Why it’s Not 2017 Déjà Vu

But for those who think the explosive rise in Bitcoin and digital currencies may just be another repeat of 2017, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

HK Blockchain Ecosystem

FSB Releases High-Level Recommendations for Global Stablecoin Regulation

FSB Releases High-Level Recommendations for Global Stablecoin Regulation

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a comprehensive report outlining key recommendations for the regulation, supervision, and oversight of global stablecoin (GSC) arrangements. The report aims to address potential financial stability risks posed by GSCs at both the domestic and international level.

Iran Government Offers Up To 20% Reward To Anyone Who Exposes Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining In The Country

Iran Government Offers Up To 20% Reward To Anyone Who Exposes Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining In The Country

Iran just offered a reward to anyone who exposes illicit cryptocurrency mining in the country.

Switzerland’s New Regulations for Blockchain And DLT Trading Facilities Usher In A New Era Of Clearer And Lighter Regulatory Regimes

Switzerland’s New Regulations for Blockchain And DLT Trading Facilities Usher In A New Era Of Clearer And Lighter Regulatory Regimes

A short article piece submitted by Christoph Besmer, Trade Commissioner, Investment Promotion Switzerland.

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Citi's 2024 report on supply chain financing highlights a shift towards resilience and diversification in global trade, emphasizing technological innovations and the adoption of the China Plus One strategy.

Worldcoin's Global Identity Protocol Hits 2 Million Sign-ups

Worldcoin's Global Identity Protocol Hits 2 Million Sign-ups

Worldcoin, aiming to be largest identity and financial network, led by chatgpt owner OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, as a public utilityan innovative global identity protocol, has announced a significant milestone, reaching 2 million World ID sign-ups during its beta phase

Mysten Labs Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Bolster Sui Blockchain Ecosystem

Mysten Labs Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Bolster Sui Blockchain Ecosystem

Mysten Labs collaborates with Alibaba Cloud to enhance the Sui blockchain ecosystem, introducing AI-assisted development tools, educational programs, and global infrastructural support.

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

The US Department of Commerce tightened export controls on advanced computing semiconductors to China and other countries of concern to address national security threats posed by military modernization. The rules, effective from November 16, 2023, refine the parameters defining restricted chips, introduce a global licensing requirement, and expand controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The update also adds certain PRC entities to the Entity List, requiring a BIS license for foundries manufacturing chips for these entities.

Apollo Teams Up With Anchorage to Expand its Product Offering

Apollo Teams Up With Anchorage to Expand its Product Offering

Apollo Global Manage and Anchorage have partnered to expand the former's crypto products

Traversing Through the Crypto Regulatory Landscape in 2019

Traversing Through the Crypto Regulatory Landscape in 2019

Blockchain and crypto regulation has seen its ups and downs in 2019, with endless regulators evolving along with the realm of the new technology development and use cases. From countries that view blockchain as a threat to learning to embrace the technology; let’s have a look at some of the major regulatory changes in 2019.

Forum Blockchain Life 2021

Forum Blockchain Life 2021

Sixth biggest offline event on blockchain,cryptocurrencies and mining - Blockchain Life 2021 - takes place on April 21-22 in Moscow

Robinhood to Participate at J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference 2024

Robinhood to Participate at J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference 2024

Robinhood Markets, Inc. will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference on May 21, 2024.

Bitcoin Displays Potential Stability Amidst Global Economic Uncertainty

Bitcoin Displays Potential Stability Amidst Global Economic Uncertainty

Bitcoin shows signs of stability with increased exchange outflows and ETF inflows, despite ongoing macroeconomic challenges.

Ripple (XRP) Report Highlights Key Trends in Global Payments for 2023

Ripple (XRP) Report Highlights Key Trends in Global Payments for 2023

Ripple's 2023 report reveals key regional payment trends, highlighting blockchain's impact.

KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023

KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023

The global fintech market experienced its most challenging year since 2017, with investments dropping to $113.7 billion. Singapore's AI fintech sector saw a 77% increase in funding.

Abu Dhabi Global Market to Permit Licensed Exchanges Trade NFTs

Abu Dhabi Global Market to Permit Licensed Exchanges Trade NFTs

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is building out a regulatory framework that may make trading platforms or exchanges that have licenses to operate within the free trade zone to trade NFTs.

Huobi Global Acquires Bitex To Expand Latin America in Market Share

Huobi Global Acquires Bitex To Expand Latin America in Market Share

Huobi Global is looking to expand its portfolio and strengthen its presence in Latin America following its acquisition of Bitex crypto exchange.

Philippine Crypto Exchange Raised $50M from Series B Round, Led by Tiger Global

Philippine Crypto Exchange Raised $50M from Series B Round, Led by Tiger Global

Philippine Cryptocurrency Exchange (PDAX) has raised $50 million from a Series B round, led by Tiger Global management.

Solana Launches Real-Time Carbon Emissions Tracking Dashboard

Solana Launches Real-Time Carbon Emissions Tracking Dashboard

The Solana Foundation has launched a real-time tracking dashboard to measure carbon emissions on its blockchain, making it the first "major smart-contract blockchain" to do so. The dashboard, available on the Solana Climate website, aims to set a new standard for measuring emissions in the blockchain industry and encourages transparency. The data used to power the dashboard is open-source and modeled on the estimated carbon footprint of the Dell PowerEdge R940. The move comes as global efforts are being made to utilize blockchain technology to monitor carbon emissions.

Upbit Singapore Secures MAS's MPI Licence

Upbit Singapore Secures MAS's MPI Licence

Upbit Singapore receives a Major Payment Institution license from MAS, marking a key step in its expansion and compliance with Singapore's regulatory standards in the digital asset sector.

Ark Investment: Autonomous Vehicles to Boost GDP by $26 Trillion, Save Over 1M Lives by 2030

Ark Investment: Autonomous Vehicles to Boost GDP by $26 Trillion, Save Over 1M Lives by 2030

Ark Investment predicts autonomous vehicles could add $26T to global GDP and save over 1M lives by 2030, transforming economies and consumer experiences.

Binance Exchange Inaugurates Global Advisory Board under Compliance Drive

Binance Exchange Inaugurates Global Advisory Board under Compliance Drive

Binance Exchange has announced the establishment of its Global Advisory Board (GAB) as it looks to deepen its regulatory compliance in the region.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan is advancing its plans for a digital yen, with the Bank of Japan set to pilot a CBDC program and the finance ministry preparing an expert panel to address legalities, signaling a significant shift in Japan's traditional cash-centric economy.

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

The fervor surrounding a US-regulated spot Bitcoin ETF is palpable, with its approval expected to significantly bolster Bitcoin's market adoption. Addressing the current inefficiencies in Bitcoin investment, a spot ETF promises cost efficiency, enhanced liquidity, ease of access, and regulatory compliance. The formal recognition by regulators and established financial brands could further fuel Bitcoin's market acceptance. The estimations indicate a substantial market influx post ETF approval, not just within the US but potentially extending to global markets, laying the groundwork for a robust 2024 for Bitcoin, as per the analysis by Charles Yu of Galaxy.

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

A new strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has been unveiled by the European Commission in an effort to steer the next technological revolution and guarantee a safe, open, and welcoming online environment for individuals, organizations, and government agencies across the EU.

Thailand Immigration Services to Implement the Idea of Virtual Visas

Thailand Immigration Services to Implement the Idea of Virtual Visas

Travelling to Thailand may become even more accessible, thanks to blockchain technology. Thai Immigration Officials are in the process of testing out an ‘eVOA’ service for tourists entering the country. As a result, physical copies of travel documents may no longer be necessary.

Filecoin Miner RRMine Global Shuts Down Market in China, Moves HQ to Singapore

Filecoin Miner RRMine Global Shuts Down Market in China, Moves HQ to Singapore

Decentralized storage network Filecoin miner RRMine Global announced that it would withdraw from the Chinese mainland market and close its business in mainland China, moving its headquarters to Singapore.

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone's Digital Asset Broker and Chainlink Labs, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and InnoWave, have developed a proof of concept to improve the global trade ecosystem. The initiative aims to facilitate the seamless exchange of trade documents across various platforms and blockchains, reducing fragmentation and inefficiencies. The collaboration uses Chainlink's Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol for security and interoperability, paving the way for smart contract, blockchain, and AI applications.

President Biden Amplifies AI Safety and Security Measures with Executive Order

President Biden Amplifies AI Safety and Security Measures with Executive Order

President Biden has issued an Executive Order on October 30, 2023, aiming to improve AI safety, security, and trustworthiness. The order requires rigorous testing of critical AI systems, advocates for data privacy legislation, and promotes AI's positive impact on healthcare, education, and the labor market.

Busan's digital exchange plans exclude global crypto exchanges.

Busan's digital exchange plans exclude global crypto exchanges.

Busan, the city of South Korea, has moved a step closer to forming a local crypto exchange. But it has dropped most of the global centralized exchanges from its plan after FTX's collapse. The five exchanges included Binance, Crypto.com, Gate.io, Huobi Global and FTX. Busan City intends to establish an exchange that divides digital assets into securities and non-securities.

South Korea's Top Remittance Payment Company Global Money Express Joins RippleNet to Expand Payments into Thailand

South Korea's Top Remittance Payment Company Global Money Express Joins RippleNet to Expand Payments into Thailand

Ripple has established a connection with Global Money Express, Korea’s top non-bank remittance payment company to link with Thailand’s Siam Business Bank.

FSB 2024 Agenda: Strengthening Crypto Regulation and Embracing AI"

FSB 2024 Agenda: Strengthening Crypto Regulation and Embracing AI"

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has announced its 2024 Work Programme, focusing on crypto regulation, AI, and digital innovation, aiming to enhance global cooperation and stability in finance.

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

The true potential of blockchain to transform the lives of people around the world has clearly not been realised.

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

On Aug 21, 2023, the SEC charged Titan Global Capital Management for misleading ads and compliance failures. Titan advertised a 2,700% annualized return, omitting key details. They'll pay $1.04M in penalties and disgorgement.

First in the World? Lithuania Central Bank Approved Blockchain-based Digital Collectible

First in the World? Lithuania Central Bank Approved Blockchain-based Digital Collectible

Implementing a unique new idea will be the Bank of Lithuania in introducing the world’s first blockchain – based digital coin collectible.

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether has frozen 32 cryptocurrency addresses tied to terrorism funding in Israel and Ukraine, manifesting the growing partnership between crypto firms and global law enforcement to combat digital-financed crime.

Asia's First NFT-backed ‘Crypto Keepers’ Drama Series Officially Launches

Asia's First NFT-backed ‘Crypto Keepers’ Drama Series Officially Launches

AMM Global announced a pairing partnership with Phoenix Waters Productions to launch Asia’s first NFT drama named ‘Crypto Keepers’.

Financial Stability Board Finalizes Global Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework

Financial Stability Board Finalizes Global Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework

FSB finalizes a global regulatory framework for crypto assets, aiming for consistent regulation. The framework includes high-level recommendations for crypto-asset activities and stablecoins.

TP Global FX Broker Taps Belfrics International to Trade Crypto Derivatives

TP Global FX Broker Taps Belfrics International to Trade Crypto Derivatives

TP Global Limited is a major FX Broker that strives to help traders earn on their investments. The FX broker is currently seeking to take advantage of the rising popularity of blockchain/cryptocurrencies services.

Coinbase CFO Alesia Haas to Speak at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

Coinbase CFO Alesia Haas to Speak at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

Alesia Haas, chief financial officer of Coinbase Global, will participate in a fireside discussion at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on September 12, 2023. The event will cover Coinbase's financial performance, strategic goals, and insights on the cryptocurrency industry, highlighting its significant influence in the cryptoeconomy.

HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

The hacker who stole 5,000 Ether from Huobi Global's exchange HTX returned the funds on October 7, following a bounty offer from HTX. The exchange had offered a 5% bounty of the stolen funds if returned by an October 2 deadline. Upon the return of the stolen funds, the hacker was rewarded with a 250 ETH bounty, valued at approximately $410,000. The return of the funds and the bounty payout was publicly acknowledged by HTX adviser Justin Sun.

TRON’s Founder Justin Sun Could be Real Acquirer of Huobi Global: Sources

TRON’s Founder Justin Sun Could be Real Acquirer of Huobi Global: Sources

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, is reportedly to be the real buyer for the acquisition of Huobi Global, according to sources with the matter.

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

Binance Exchange Makes Strategic Venture Investment in Malaysian MX Global

Binance Exchange Makes Strategic Venture Investment in Malaysian MX Global

Malaysian-based fintech and trading platform- MX Global has announced the onboarding of Binance exchange as a strategic investor in the company.

Partner at Proof of Capital Presumes That China’s Digital Currency Could Go Live in No Time

Partner at Proof of Capital Presumes That China’s Digital Currency Could Go Live in No Time

In her view, Edith Yeung, fund manager, and partner at Proof of Capital, a blockchain-based venture capital fund, presumed that the Chinese Government could launch their digital currency, virtual yuan, in no distant time, assumably, within the next six to twelve months.

Invesco Mutual Fund Files to the India‘s SEC to Invest in Blockchain Fund

Invesco Mutual Fund Files to the India‘s SEC to Invest in Blockchain Fund

The fund management giant Invesco Mutual Fund has submitted documents to the SEC of India to invest in Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS Exchange Traded Fund.

Swift's CBDC Connector Enters Beta Testing with Global Central Banks

Swift's CBDC Connector Enters Beta Testing with Global Central Banks

Swift, a leading provider of secure financial messaging services, has announced beta testing of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) interoperability solution. The initiative aims to bridge the gap between digital and fiat-based currencies, with three central banks and over 30 financial institutions participating in the second phase of sandbox experiments. Swift's CBDC initiative aims to ensure digital currencies and tokenized assets seamlessly integrate into the financial ecosystem, preventing "digital islands" and facilitating global value transfer.

Global Payments Partners with Bakkt, Offering Crypto and Loyalty Programmes

Global Payments Partners with Bakkt, Offering Crypto and Loyalty Programmes

The collaboration will enable Global Payments to provide its customers with the ability to pay using digital assets within the Bakkt App.

South Africa Pioneers Blockchain-Enabled Property Register Pilot Project

South Africa Pioneers Blockchain-Enabled Property Register Pilot Project

The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) has teamed up with Seso Global, a blockchain property registry company, to develop the first-ever blockchain-powered property register in South Africa.

Bithumb Touts Indian Alliances for its New Blockchain Protocol

Bithumb Touts Indian Alliances for its New Blockchain Protocol

Bithumb Global, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges globally, has announced its intent of availing its new blockchain protocol in India. Dubbed 'Bithumb Chain,' the South Korea based exchange seeks to avail it to Indian startups, companies and even the administration for developing products and services on the foundation of blockchain technology.

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

The UK government commits £100M to fortify its position in the AI chip market, targeting essential components from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. Despite this, concerns arise about the UK's global semiconductor share and its comparison to the US and EU investments. Amid geopolitical tensions, the UK plans an AI summit and emphasizes its dedication to being a global AI leader.

Global Blockchain Technology Market Expected to Hit $19.9 Billion

Global Blockchain Technology Market Expected to Hit $19.9 Billion

The global blockchain technology market is anticipated to reach $19.9 billion by 2026 from the current $3.4 billion value, according to market research publisher Global Industry Analysts Inc.

UK to Host First International AI Safety Conference in November

UK to Host First International AI Safety Conference in November

The United Kingdom is set to host the world's first international conference on AI safety on November 1-2, 2023. The summit aims to position the UK as a mediator in tech discussions between the US, China, and the EU. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will host the event at Bletchley Park, featuring notable attendees like US Vice President Kamala Harris and Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis. The conference will focus on the existential risks posed by AI, among other safety concerns.

Animoca Brands' PRIMATE Token Sees Enlistment on Huobi Global

Animoca Brands' PRIMATE Token Sees Enlistment on Huobi Global

Animoca Brands announced on April 29, that its PRIMATE Token had been listed on the Huobi Global crypto exchange for trading.

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara, with a fresh $24M Series B funding, is set to bolster its AI-centric infrastructure modeling platform, aiming to mitigate climate risks faced by utilities and accelerate renewable energy integration. The investment led by Prosus Ventures will fuel Neara's global expansion and the development of its novel System of Enablement functionality, facilitating a smoother transition towards renewable energy, especially in the US and Europe.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation

Being one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, Greater Bay Area (GBA) attracts audiences passionate about smart technology applications for business, education, and finance to come together for the premier international virtual event.

Regulatory Pressure and Operational Challenges: Huobi Faces Penalties, Hotbit Suspends Operations

Regulatory Pressure and Operational Challenges: Huobi Faces Penalties, Hotbit Suspends Operations

In an unexpected turn of events in the crypto industry, two cryptocurrency exchanges - Huobi Global and Hotbit - face substantial roadblocks.

"Deutsche Bank share slide fuels global banking fears"

"Deutsche Bank share slide fuels global banking fears"

Deutsche Bank's recent share slide has added to concerns about the state of the global banking system and the possibility of a new financial crisis. As governments try to protect the dollar's status as the world reserve currency, concerns about hyperinflation and a historic correction of the economic system are growing. Some members of the Bitcoin community are looking to the cryptocurrency as a potential hedge against inflation.

United Nations Showcases NFTs Meant to Foster Climate Change Awareness

United Nations Showcases NFTs Meant to Foster Climate Change Awareness

The United Nations, through its UN-Habitat program, is taking advantage of NFTs to create awareness about the global climate crisis through an initiative called DigitalArt4 Climate.

Bank of England is for Stablecoin and CBDC, but Says ‘Bitcoin Has No Connection at All to Money’

Bank of England is for Stablecoin and CBDC, but Says ‘Bitcoin Has No Connection at All to Money’

The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, shared his views on Bitcoin and said that the cryptocurrency “had no connection at all to money.”

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay, a prominent crypto-fiat payment gateway, has secured a Money Services License in Iowa, marking a significant expansion in the U.S. market and enhancing its global compliance portfolio.

Bybit suspends USD bank transfers amid service outages

Bybit suspends USD bank transfers amid service outages

Dubai-based crypto exchange Bybit has temporarily suspended USD deposits via bank transfers due to "service outages from a partner." Users can still withdraw funds through wire transfers until March 10, but are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to avoid potential disruptions. Bybit has exposure to the bankrupt crypto lender Genesis Global Trading and claims all client funds are safe and secure.

Animoca Brands Secures US$20M for Mocaverse Expansion

Animoca Brands Secures US$20M for Mocaverse Expansion

Animoca Brands raised $20 million in a CMCC Global funding round to accelerate the Mocaverse project, a Web3-native tooling for gaming, culture, and entertainment. The funding will introduce Moca ID, a unique non-transferrable NFT collection, aiming to tap into Animoca Brands' 700 million potential users.

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

The Dutch government has allocated €204.5 million ($222.07 million) for AI development, signaling a robust commitment to advancing the Netherlands' position in the global AI landscape and adhering to the EU's AI Act.

Morgan Stanley Chose This Year’s Best Safe Haven Asset—It’s Not Bitcoin

Morgan Stanley Chose This Year’s Best Safe Haven Asset—It’s Not Bitcoin

The Morgan Stanley analysts said that although the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc remain safe havens, their dynamics are shifting.

India Advocates for Global Cryptocurrency Framework at G20 Summit

India Advocates for Global Cryptocurrency Framework at G20 Summit

India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, emphasized the need for international collaboration in creating cryptocurrency guidelines at the G20 summit, aiming to align regulations with global standards, despite the ambiguous regulatory environment.

Head of Chinese Investment Firm Believes Blockchain will "Lead" China's Economy, Here's Why

Head of Chinese Investment Firm Believes Blockchain will "Lead" China's Economy, Here's Why

China’s blockchain push seems never-ending, various governmental and financial officials of the country have, in recent times, spoken on the merits of blockchain technology and how a distributed ecosystem may help bolster the ongoing “fourth industrial revolution.”

Federal Reserve “Flexible” Inflation Monetary Policy Could Boost Bitcoin Price as Investors Stock Up on BTC Safe Haven

Federal Reserve “Flexible” Inflation Monetary Policy Could Boost Bitcoin Price as Investors Stock Up on BTC Safe Haven

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has announced new measures to control inflation, in a speech that could have long-term implications for the Bitcoin price and cryptocurrency.

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea has escalated cyber attacks on cryptocurrency since 2017, stealing over $3 billion and stealing $1.7 billion in 2022, posing a serious threat to the country's economy and military budget.

Binance to Acquire FTX Global Amid Broader Market FUD

Binance to Acquire FTX Global Amid Broader Market FUD

Binance CEO has unveiled it might be acquiring FTX Global to help stabilize the embattled firm

Chicago-Based Exchange Cboe to Work on Crypto Offerings as Demand Continues to Rise

Chicago-Based Exchange Cboe to Work on Crypto Offerings as Demand Continues to Rise

Cboe Global Markets Inc., a Chicago-based exchange that provides trading and investment solutions, is ready to get back to the crypto space after previous failed attempts.

Global Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform Market to Hit $110.12 Billion by 2028

Global Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform Market to Hit $110.12 Billion by 2028

The global cryptocurrency exchange platform market is expected to grow from $45 billion in 2023 to $110.12 billion by 2028, driven by increased demand from crypto gaming and the rise of PlayToEarn games. Blockchain technology's decentralized nature is also gaining traction in decentralized finance platforms and smart contracts. The market is competitive, with North America leading, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa being key growth areas.

Why Cryptocurrency Is Not A Viable Global Reserve Currency to Replace the US Dollar

Why Cryptocurrency Is Not A Viable Global Reserve Currency to Replace the US Dollar

With the recent rise of cryptocurrency, there have been talks about the digital currency poised to become a global reserve currency, thus replacing the U.S dollar. Based on the virtual currency’s potential, it can become the next global hedge currency. But let us look at the facts in the financial market, especially from the dimensions of regulations, digital currency, and fiat currency. This move would help us understand whether the claims hold water.

Near Protocol Raises $350m in Funding Led by Tiger Global

Near Protocol Raises $350m in Funding Led by Tiger Global

Near Protocol, a layer-1 blockchain network has pulled massive funds from investors cutting across both the traditional finance and crypto industries.

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global Management is on a mission to raise a humongous sum of $6 billion for a new investment fund that invests in privately-held tech firms, according to Axios.

MEXC Global Enables Crypto Purchases with Zero Transaction Fees via Fedwire, SWIFT

MEXC Global Enables Crypto Purchases with Zero Transaction Fees via Fedwire, SWIFT

MEXC Global has permitted purchases that attract zero transaction fees through SWIFT and Fedwire to boost the globalisation of cryptocurrency trading.

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

I’ve often viewed myself as both a global citizen and a bridge between East and West. The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine America’s role in the global economy and pave the way for success in world with two equal economic superpowers. Here’s how…

CI Global Asset Management Partners with Galaxy Digital, Launching Blockchain and Metaverse ETFs

CI Global Asset Management Partners with Galaxy Digital, Launching Blockchain and Metaverse ETFs

CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”), a major Canadian asset management firm, has partnered with Galaxy Digital to launch ETFs focused on blockchain technology and Metaverse.

Can Cryptocurrencies Help Solve the Global Environmental Crisis?

Can Cryptocurrencies Help Solve the Global Environmental Crisis?

Cryptocurrencies have come a long way since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009. From being viewed as a mere experiment, they have become a mainstream asset class with a market capitalization of over $2 trillion. However, as the popularity of cryptocurrencies continues to grow, so does the scrutiny surrounding their environmental impact.

Oobit Secures $25M in Series A Led byTether and CMCC Globa

Oobit Secures $25M in Series A Led byTether and CMCC Globa

Oobit, a mobile crypto payments app, has closed a $25 million Series A funding round, led by Tether, CMCC Global, Anatoly Yakovenko, and 468 Capital.

CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures

CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures

Hong Kong-based CMCC Global has raised $100 million for its Titan Fund, targeting early-stage blockchain start-ups primarily in Asia. The fund's first round saw participation from over 30 investors and comes amid a 70.9% YoY decline in global crypto venture capital investments.

Huobi Exchange Floats Investment Arm Ivy Blocks

Huobi Exchange Floats Investment Arm Ivy Blocks

Huobi Exchange, one of the largest trading platforms in the world has launched its investment arm, dubbed Ivy Blocks as it seeks to deepen its foothold in the growing Web3.0 ecosystem

Federal Reserve Digital Dollar DLT Testing Underway But CBDC Monetary Policy Lags

Federal Reserve Digital Dollar DLT Testing Underway But CBDC Monetary Policy Lags

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainaird announced that the United States Federal Reserve is currently experimenting with blockchain and DLT in pursuit of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) or digital dollar.

Huobi Korea Wants To Separate And Change Name

Huobi Korea Wants To Separate And Change Name

Recently, the firm cut off 20% of its employees and disclosed a $6 million outflow. Reports say Huobi Korean chairman Cho Kook-bong will buy Li's stake.

Goldman Sachs Warns Inflation Threatens US Dollar’s Role as Global Reserve Currency

Goldman Sachs Warns Inflation Threatens US Dollar’s Role as Global Reserve Currency

Goldman Sachs strategists say risks to the U.S dollar’s reserve status include increasing pandemic and political uncertainty and rising debt.

Laser Digital Secures In-Principal Approval from Abu Dhabi Global Market

Laser Digital Secures In-Principal Approval from Abu Dhabi Global Market

Laser Digital, Nomura's digital asset subsidiary, has received In-Principal Approval from Abu Dhabi Global Market's Financial Services Regulatory Authority. The approval allows the company to offer broker-dealer and asset management services in the UAE, subject to fulfilling specific conditions.

Vanity Rolls Out Solution Enabling Crypto Users to Customize their Wallets

Vanity Rolls Out Solution Enabling Crypto Users to Customize their Wallets

For a more personalized experience in the crypto space, Vanity Global has developed a blockchain-based technology that generates a custom prefix of not more than 11 leading characters for any crypto wallet.

Amun AG Obtained Approval from Swedish Regulator for ETP Offerings in EU

Amun AG Obtained Approval from Swedish Regulator for ETP Offerings in EU

Swiss crypto firm, Amun AG granted permission to market its exchange-traded products to several retails' clients within the EU. Cointelegraph has reported that this will help in expanding Switzerland's crypto offerings both globally and domestically.

ADGM Launches Pioneering DLT Foundations Regime

ADGM Launches Pioneering DLT Foundations Regime

Abu Dhabi Global Market's Registration Authority has introduced the Distributed Ledger Technology Foundations Regulations 2023, a global legislative framework designed to facilitate token issuance, promote governance, and drive transparency in the crypto sector.

US Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency Unlikely to be Diminished, Bitcoin Likely to Suffer

US Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency Unlikely to be Diminished, Bitcoin Likely to Suffer

Analysts believe the US dollar's role as the world’s reserve currency is unlikely to be diminished, which may not be the best outlook for Bitcoin (BTC).

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

China’s WeBank is leading the global banking community in banking technology patents jumping ahead of US giants JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America with 632 filed patents in 2019.

Coinbase Bolsters Advisory Board with Security Experts

Coinbase Bolsters Advisory Board with Security Experts

Coinbase has enlisted four national security experts to its Global Advisory Council, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, former U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy, Counterterrorism Advisor Frances Townsend, and strategist David Urban.

South Korea May Reconsider Stance on Bitcoin ETFs

South Korea May Reconsider Stance on Bitcoin ETFs

South Korea's Presidential Office has urged the Financial Services Commission to reconsider its stance on Bitcoin ETFs, indicating a potential shift in the country's cryptocurrency regulation, following initial warnings against U.S.-based spot Bitcoin ETFs.

With 245 Investments and Financing Deals in Blockchain, Will China Carry on Its Expenditure in the Future?

With 245 Investments and Financing Deals in Blockchain, Will China Carry on Its Expenditure in the Future?

Xinhua reports that there is a 40% decline in Chinese investment and financial deals within blockchain technology

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Bitcoin Can Evolve Into Global Asset and Impact Dollar

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Bitcoin Can Evolve Into Global Asset and Impact Dollar

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock the world's largest asset manager with $7.4 trillion assets under management, says Bitcoin can evolve into a global asset and impact the US dollar.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Showcase International Technological Bridges

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Showcase International Technological Bridges

A nearly week-long premiere virtual event will feature industry leaders discussing the most exciting use cases of blockchain application in fintech, healthtech, investment banking, supply chain etc., as well as strengthen links between China’s own Greater Bay Area and other countries.

Six Central Banks Form Working Group to Assess Central Bank Digital Currencies

Six Central Banks Form Working Group to Assess Central Bank Digital Currencies

Six central banks around the world have come together to create a working group to share experiences on use cases on central bank digital currency (CBDC). With significant expertise in exploring digital currencies, these six central banks are the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central bank, Sveriges Riksbank in Sweden, and the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).

Baidu's Enterprise Blockchain Network Initiates Service for Developers and SMEs to Build Dapps

Baidu's Enterprise Blockchain Network Initiates Service for Developers and SMEs to Build Dapps

Enhancing China's initiative to adopt blockchain countrywide, internet giant Baidu will be launching a new blockchain-based service, through Xuperchain, for SME's and developers to use in the creation of decentralized applications.

Block.one Raises $10 Billion in Bullish Global Launch, Triggering a 50% Increase for EOS Token

Block.one Raises $10 Billion in Bullish Global Launch, Triggering a 50% Increase for EOS Token

Block.one, EOSIO's open-source parent company, announced the establishment of a new subsidiary, Bullish Global.

China's Crypto Adoption is Ahead of the US, According to Chainalysis’ On-Chain Metrics

China's Crypto Adoption is Ahead of the US, According to Chainalysis’ On-Chain Metrics

Chainalysis recently published a report on the global adoption of cryptocurrencies and found that China is ahead of the US on the list.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang Advocates Ethical AI Boundaries at Davos

Chinese Premier Li Qiang Advocates Ethical AI Boundaries at Davos

Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the Davos Forum calls for establishing ethical boundaries and good governance in AI development, emphasizing the need for global cooperation and inclusivity.

G7 Will Meet to Discuss CBDC and Digital Tax this Week Says Japan’s Finance Minister

G7 Will Meet to Discuss CBDC and Digital Tax this Week Says Japan’s Finance Minister

The Group of Seven (G7) will meet on Feb.12 to discuss central bank digital currencies (CBDC), digital taxation and global debt according to Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso.

Coinbase Falls Short in the S&P Global Ratings as Crypto Winter Stiffens

Coinbase Falls Short in the S&P Global Ratings as Crypto Winter Stiffens

Financial analytics firm S&P Global Ratings has disclosed that Coinbase has been ranked lower for the reduction in its overall earnings in Q2 this year

Chamath Palihapitiya Sees Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Economic Uncertainty

Chamath Palihapitiya Sees Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Economic Uncertainty

Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder and CEO of Social Capital, reveals that Bitcoin acts as a hedge against global uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

Why Bitcoin is Popular among Investors

Why Bitcoin is Popular among Investors

The number of forums where people are discussing Bitcoin trading and investing has increased over recent years. More companies and individuals are also interested in Bitcoin trading and investing.

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

The UK government commits £100M to fortify its position in the AI chip market, targeting essential components from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. Despite this, concerns arise about the UK's global semiconductor share and its comparison to the US and EU investments. Amid geopolitical tensions, the UK plans an AI summit and emphasizes its dedication to being a global AI leader.

Genesis Global Capital Moves to Liquidate $1.6 Billion in Grayscale Trusts Amid Bankruptcy

Genesis Global Capital Moves to Liquidate $1.6 Billion in Grayscale Trusts Amid Bankruptcy

Genesis Global Capital has petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to sell off its Grayscale Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic Trust holdings, totaling approximately $1.6 billion. This strategic liquidation aims to maximize creditor repayments amidst potential market volatility, following a recent SEC settlement.

Huobi Global Faces Mounting Challenges: Trademark Dispute, Legal Troubles, and Operations Suspension

Huobi Global Faces Mounting Challenges: Trademark Dispute, Legal Troubles, and Operations Suspension

Huobi Global, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, is encountering significant challenges on multiple fronts, encompassing a trademark dispute, allegations of fraud against a key person, and an order to halt its operations in Malaysia.

Will Bitcoin Survive? IMF Predicts Worst Economy Since "Great Depression" in Aftermath of COVID-19 Global Lockdown

Will Bitcoin Survive? IMF Predicts Worst Economy Since "Great Depression" in Aftermath of COVID-19 Global Lockdown

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its quarterly World Economic Outlook for 2020 which paints a bleak picture on how the disruptive economic effects of the COVID-19 virus global quarantine measures, dubbed the ‘Great Lockdown’, will continue to cripple the markets long after the pandemic ends.

Solana Foundation Forms Strategic Alliance with DMCC Crypto Centre in Dubai

Solana Foundation Forms Strategic Alliance with DMCC Crypto Centre in Dubai

The strategic partnership between Solana Foundation and DMCC Crypto Centre marks a significant milestone towards fostering a thriving Web3 ecosystem in Dubai. By offering technical and business development support, alongside educational initiatives, this alliance is poised to drive innovation and business scalability, further elevating Dubai's standing as a global hub for blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Algorand's Blockchain Based COVID-19 Global Survey Shares Real-Time Public Pandemic Data

Algorand's Blockchain Based COVID-19 Global Survey Shares Real-Time Public Pandemic Data

Algorand, the first pure proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain created by cryptography pioneer and Turing award winner Silvio Micali, has launched a global Coronavirus (Covid-19) survey. The company published a blog post on March 27 announcing its ‘IReportCovid’ survey app. The aim of the survey is to compile a public database to share information on the spread, status, and symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic and give updates in “real-time.”

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

The United States government’s plan for its digital dollar or central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have just reached a new level of urgency, as the US hopes to maintain its most effective tool of power—global dependence on the Federal Reserve and the US dollar.

Dragonfly Capital Invests $10 Million in Bitget

Dragonfly Capital Invests $10 Million in Bitget

Dragonfly Capital has invested $10 million in cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitget to support its global market and service expansion and corporate social responsibility initiatives for crypto education and adoption. Bitget plans to expand its spot trading, launchpad, and Bitget Earn products. Despite the FTX collapse, cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges have recovered, and central exchanges' open interest has risen to approximately $68.5 billion.

Hong Kong's SFC Sets 2024-2026 Agenda: Emphasis on Tokenization and Virtual Asset Innovation

Hong Kong's SFC Sets 2024-2026 Agenda: Emphasis on Tokenization and Virtual Asset Innovation

The SFC’s Strategic Priorities for 2024-2026 focus on enhancing Hong Kong's financial sector by maintaining market resilience, boosting global competitiveness, embracing financial innovation, and improving institutional resilience.

Bitget Wallet Surpasses 20M Users, Solidifying Position in Global Web3 Arena

Bitget Wallet Surpasses 20M Users, Solidifying Position in Global Web3 Arena

Bitget Wallet achieves a landmark 20 million users, becoming the fourth-largest Web3 wallet globally, with its unique offerings and strategic innovations.

Pahdo Labs Secures $15M Series A Funding led by a16z

Pahdo Labs Secures $15M Series A Funding led by a16z

New York-based game development studio Pahdo Labs has raised $15M in a Series A financing round, with participation from Pear VC, BoxGroup, Long Journey Ventures, Neo, and Global Founders Capital. The company, founded in 2021, focuses on creating multiplayer video games and is launching its upcoming project, "Halcyon Zero," in September. The game, built on the Godot Engine, combines anime aesthetics and action role-playing, allowing players to craft their own worlds.

Ripple Executives Cleared of SEC Charges in Landmark Decision

Ripple Executives Cleared of SEC Charges in Landmark Decision

In a major development, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen were cleared of all charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is the third legal victory for the executives and Ripple, leaving the crypto industry questioning the SEC's approach.

Suspicious Transactions Linked to Mixin Network Hack Involve Huobi and Binance

Suspicious Transactions Linked to Mixin Network Hack Involve Huobi and Binance

Cyvers Alerts has discovered suspicious transactions linked to the recent Mixin Network hack. Two hacker addresses received 51 ETH from an account that had interactions with Huobi Global and Binance. The watchdog has called on these exchanges to help identify the suspicious account as part of ongoing investigations.

Unilever to Use Blockchain for Transparency and Traceability to Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chain by 2023

Unilever to Use Blockchain for Transparency and Traceability to Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chain by 2023

Unilever, the consumer goods company that owns brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Vaseline, Knorr, and other well-known brands, has announced that it will be leveraging blockchain to tackle deforestation.

Venezuela’s Central Bank Considers the Potential of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Venezuela’s Central Bank Considers the Potential of Bitcoin and Ethereum

In the face of global isolation from international financial systems and imposed US sanctions on state-run PSDV (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) , Venezuelan’s Central Bank is looking to explore Bitcoin and Ethereum payment systems.

South Korean Crypto Exchange Fraudsters Sentenced

South Korean Crypto Exchange Fraudsters Sentenced

Six V Global crypto-exchange scam executives received eight-year jail sentences in South Korea. V Global reportedly duped 50,000 investors of $1.5 billion (2 trillion won) in a Ponzi-like scheme. Three executives have not been jailed since they claim innocent and can defend themselves in court.

Singapore’s Central Bank and JP Morgan Build a Blockchain System for Multi-currency Cross-Border Payments

Singapore’s Central Bank and JP Morgan Build a Blockchain System for Multi-currency Cross-Border Payments

Blockchain has been making headlines for quite some time now and banks have been widely talking about distributed ledger technology. Several financial institutions and banks have set up innovation labs to carry out proof of concepts so that to explore modern-day technology. A few days ago, Singapore’s Central Banks and JPMorgan announced that they are working on a blockchain pilot system, which is identified to have the potential to initiate multi-currency cross-border payments.

Central & Southern Asia Lead in 2023 Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Reports

Central & Southern Asia Lead in 2023 Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Reports

The 2023 Chainalysis Global Crypto Adoption Index shows Central and Southern Asia are leading in global grassroots adoption of cryptocurrencies. The index measures countries' involvement in the crypto space using on-chain data and real-world statistics. India leads the index, with six of the top ten countries from the CSAO region. Lower-middle-income countries, including India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, have seen robust recovery in grassroots crypto adoption.

Ethereum PoW Hardfork Token's IOU Accepts Trading on 5 Exchanges

Ethereum PoW Hardfork Token's IOU Accepts Trading on 5 Exchanges

At least five crypto exchanges, including Coingecko, FTX, MEXC Global, Bybit, Gate.io and FTX.US, accept ETHW, the latest listed an IOU of the potential token for trading.

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

The WEF 2024 report warns of the negative impacts of AI and the risks of quantum computing, including misinformation, labor market disruptions, security concerns, and ethical issues in healthcare and geopolitics. The report calls for increased regulation and public awareness of AI.

Goldman Sachs Pushes Bullish Stock Market Investment, Warren Buffet Indicator Disagrees—What about the Bitcoin Price?

Goldman Sachs Pushes Bullish Stock Market Investment, Warren Buffet Indicator Disagrees—What about the Bitcoin Price?

Goldman Sachs believes that stocks will boom over the next 12 months which is not sitting well with Warren Buffett warns the market is an overvalued bubble.

FTX EU Launches Website for Customer Withdrawal Requests

FTX EU Launches Website for Customer Withdrawal Requests

FTX EU has launched a website for European customers to submit withdrawal requests following the global trading platform's collapse and bankruptcy in November 2022. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly approved the new website domain name, which will only be used to pay back impacted customers and will not offer any products or services.

Official State-Run Publication Reports Blockchain Development in China to Reach $2 Billion In 2023

Official State-Run Publication Reports Blockchain Development in China to Reach $2 Billion In 2023

Chinese publication, Xinhua, reports that blockchain technology will reach $2 billion in 2023 as well as this, blockchain development in China is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 65.7% from 2018 to 2023.

The Sandbox Appoints Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer

The Sandbox Appoints Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer

The Sandbox announced the appointment of Nicola Sebastiani as its Chief Content Officer to bolster its global content development. With a notable background from Sony PlayStation Studios and Apple, Sebastiani is set to enhance The Sandbox’s creator and content ecosystems. Alongside, executive promotions were announced with Mathieu Nouzareth now as Chief Business Officer and Amit Kumar as Chief Marketing Officer, marking a strategic move towards expanding its global community and fostering user-generated content in its decentralized virtual platform.

Chaintope Establishes Public Blockchain Protocol to Overcome Governance Challenges

Chaintope Establishes Public Blockchain Protocol to Overcome Governance Challenges

Chaintope, a Japanese blockchain startup, has developed a public blockchain protocol known as Tapyrus to tackle some of the governance issues currently being witnessed in the blockchain space. For instance, some of the challenges noted in public blockchains include privacy concerns and sluggish transaction speeds.

Helium's HNT Token Lists on SwissBorg

Helium's HNT Token Lists on SwissBorg

The Helium Foundation has listed its HNT token on SwissBorg, expanding the Helium Network's reach to over 700,000 users, promoting decentralization and accessibility.

Huobi and Gala Games Form Partnership for Web3 Development

Huobi and Gala Games Form Partnership for Web3 Development

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global has partnered with blockchain-based play-to-earn gaming platform Gala Games to invest in and list projects within the Gala ecosystem. The collaboration is expected to enhance Huobi's Web3 objectives and allow integration with Gala's layer-1 blockchain.

The Coffee Board of India Views Blockchain-Driven Platform as the Holy Grail

The Coffee Board of India Views Blockchain-Driven Platform as the Holy Grail

At least 30,000 coffee farmers have signed up for a blockchain-driven electronic-market platform since it was launched by the Coffee Board of India (CBoI) in March

Asia Crucial to Web3 Gaming Industry

Asia Crucial to Web3 Gaming Industry

A report by DappRadar highlighted the importance of Asia in the Web3 gaming industry, due to the region's majority share of gamers and gaming revenue, as well as its high interest in blockchain technology. While China prohibits gaming companies from integrating blockchain technology, Japan and South Korea are leading the way in adopting blockchain technology in gaming.

Iran Joins BRICS to Reduce Reliance on Western Economic Systems

Iran Joins BRICS to Reduce Reliance on Western Economic Systems

Iran joins BRICS, aiming to mitigate US sanctions and challenge Western economic dominance, amidst mixed reactions and uncertain benefits.

ENS Launches EVM Gateway, Enhancing Interoperability Between L1 and L2 Chains

ENS Launches EVM Gateway, Enhancing Interoperability Between L1 and L2 Chains

ENS Domains introduces the EVM Gateway, an open-source platform enhancing interoperability between L1 and L2 chains, promoting a more connected and efficient blockchain ecosystem.

Huobi Global Moves its Central Operating Base to Gibraltar

Huobi Global Moves its Central Operating Base to Gibraltar

Huobi Global, one of the world’s largest digital currency trading platforms has announced the move of its operational headquarters to Gibraltar, a small British enclave in the Southern part of Spain.

Bittrex Global to End Trading on Dec 4, 2023

Bittrex Global to End Trading on Dec 4, 2023

Bittrex Global, a Liechtenstein-based cryptocurrency exchange, will cease operations on December 4, 2023, following regulatory challenges and legal proceedings, requiring customers to convert U.S. dollar holdings.

Sean Patrick Maloney's OECD Role Amidst Crypto Advisory Background

Sean Patrick Maloney's OECD Role Amidst Crypto Advisory Background

Sean Patrick Maloney, after serving in the U.S. House and on Coinbase's Advisory Council, faces scrutiny over potential conflicts in his OECD ambassador role, signaling a pivotal moment for crypto regulation.

Coinbase Partners with DustAid for Crypto Donations During Christmas

Coinbase Partners with DustAid for Crypto Donations During Christmas

A partnership forms between Coinbase and Dustaid, to donate Crypto to NSPCC, Little Edi Foundation, and Space for Giants.

SEC Extends Review Period for ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF

SEC Extends Review Period for ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF

The SEC has postponed its decision on the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF till January 10, 2024, marking another delay in the approval process. Amid broader calls for swifter approvals, the SEC's meticulous review approach underscores the regulatory cautiousness enveloping cryptocurrency-based financial offerings.

Chinese Firms Hold Overwhelming Majority of Global Blockchain Patents

Chinese Firms Hold Overwhelming Majority of Global Blockchain Patents

Chinese firms have been stockpiling blockchain patent applications leaving other nations behind and outpacing the United States 3 to 1.

Chiliz (CHZ) and K League Forge Partnership for Enhanced Fan Engagement and Global Expansion

Chiliz (CHZ) and K League Forge Partnership for Enhanced Fan Engagement and Global Expansion

K League partners with Chiliz to enhance fan engagement and global outreach through blockchain technology, integrating 'K League Fantasy' into the Chiliz Chain.

H.K.-based CMCC Global's Crypto Fund Targets $300M, Drawing Tycoon Richard Li's Attention

H.K.-based CMCC Global's Crypto Fund Targets $300M, Drawing Tycoon Richard Li's Attention

The CMCC Global Asset Management Ltd's target of $300 million in assets for its latest crypto fund is attracting investors like Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, allowing them to bet on blockchain and its applications.

Russian Finance Ministry on Track to Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Payments

Russian Finance Ministry on Track to Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Payments

The current economic landscape in Russia is forcing both the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance to rethink their approaches to cryptocurrencies.

Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM

Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM

Bali-based Ekta has secured $60 million in funding from venture capital firm Global Emerging Markets (GEM), despite a downturn in the crypto market.

U.S. Tightens Microchip Export to Sustain AI Leadership Over China

U.S. Tightens Microchip Export to Sustain AI Leadership Over China

Senator Mike Rounds highlighted the U.S.'s marginal lead in AI over China, measurable in months. The U.S. restricts AI chip exports to China to maintain this edge. Meanwhile, China's significant AI advancements, despite challenges like U.S. sanctions and technology gaps, underscore the intensifying global AI race.

DAG Global Seeks to Break New Ground as First UK Bank to Support Crypto Businesses

DAG Global Seeks to Break New Ground as First UK Bank to Support Crypto Businesses

DAG Global, a UK financial services company, aims to set a precedent by gaining a UK banking license to close the void between banks and crypto businesses. It intends to become the nation’s first bank to support cryptocurrency businesses.

FTX Continues Global Expansion, Launches Subsidiary Division in Australia

FTX Continues Global Expansion, Launches Subsidiary Division in Australia

FTX has continued with its lines of expansion with the latest establishment of a new office in Australia.

Bitpay Now Supports Binance's Stablecoin For Global Payments

Bitpay Now Supports Binance's Stablecoin For Global Payments

Binance and Bitpay have partnered to enable consumers and merchants to access Binance stablecoin.

DBS Bank Says Its Bitcoin Trading Surged Amid Global Market Crash

DBS Bank Says Its Bitcoin Trading Surged Amid Global Market Crash

DBS bank has ploughed ahead with its Bitcoin trading operations despite a slump in the digital asset markets.

Mixin Network Urges Hacker to Return Funds, Offers $20M Bug Bounty

Mixin Network Urges Hacker to Return Funds, Offers $20M Bug Bounty

Mixin Network, compromised in a $200 million hack, has directly communicated with the hacker, offering a $20M bug bounty for the return of stolen assets. The transaction was confirmed on Ethereum block 18225451. Investigations by cybersecurity firms are ongoing, and the incident has led to debates about security measures in the crypto ecosystem.

Huobi Global Announces it is Moving Out of China as Clampdown Intensifies

Huobi Global Announces it is Moving Out of China as Clampdown Intensifies

Huobi Global, one of the world’s largest digital currency trading platforms has announced it will gradually unwind its services in mainland China

OpenAI Initiates Preparedness Team to Address AI Catastrophic Risks

OpenAI Initiates Preparedness Team to Address AI Catastrophic Risks

OpenAI has launched a new Preparedness initiative, led by Aleksander Madry, to address catastrophic risks associated with AI models. The initiative will monitor, evaluate, and mitigate potential dangers, develop a Risk-Informed Development Policy, and launch an AI Preparedness Challenge to recruit talent.

UN convenes AI High-level Advisory Body for Global Governance

UN convenes AI High-level Advisory Body for Global Governance

The UN Secretary-General is convening a High-level Advisory Body on AI to analyze and advance recommendations for global AI governance. Comprising up to 38 international experts from government, private sector, and civil society, the body aims to harness AI for humanity while addressing its risks. The initiative, which underscores the importance of a globally inclusive approach, seeks to align AI governance with human rights and Sustainable Development Goals.

IMF Warns of AI's Impact on Global Job Market: 40% Positions at Risk

IMF Warns of AI's Impact on Global Job Market: 40% Positions at Risk

The IMF warns that AI could impact 40% of global jobs, rising to 60% in advanced economies. This trend may exacerbate income inequality, with younger workers adapting more easily than older ones. The IMF urges comprehensive safety nets and retraining programs to mitigate the effects.

Beware Of Impostors: China Has Not Issued or Released A Date For Its Digital Currency

Beware Of Impostors: China Has Not Issued or Released A Date For Its Digital Currency

Owing to this, a statement released by the People's Bank of China on October 13, warned the general public to beware of such fake platforms and organizations as they are not related to the Bank of China.

MEXC Global Rolls Out MX/USDT Perpetual Trading Pair to Enhance Ecosystem

MEXC Global Rolls Out MX/USDT Perpetual Trading Pair to Enhance Ecosystem

Crypto exchange MEXC Global has incorporated the MX/USDT perpetual trading pair to enhance the MX Futures market and enhance the MEXC ecosystem.

UK to Invest 100m Pounds in Global AI Chips Race

UK to Invest 100m Pounds in Global AI Chips Race

The UK government commits £100M to fortify its position in the AI chip market, targeting essential components from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. Despite this, concerns arise about the UK's global semiconductor share and its comparison to the US and EU investments. Amid geopolitical tensions, the UK plans an AI summit and emphasizes its dedication to being a global AI leader.

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

UK to Invest £100m in Global AI Chips Race

The UK government commits £100M to fortify its position in the AI chip market, targeting essential components from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. Despite this, concerns arise about the UK's global semiconductor share and its comparison to the US and EU investments. Amid geopolitical tensions, the UK plans an AI summit and emphasizes its dedication to being a global AI leader.

World Economic Forum Releases GSMI Global Blockchain Standards

World Economic Forum Releases GSMI Global Blockchain Standards

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released blockchain standards dubbed the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI).

Ripple CEO Opens Swell Conference, Discussing Current Global Payment Landscape

Ripple CEO Opens Swell Conference, Discussing Current Global Payment Landscape

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse just opened Ripple Swell 2020, which focuses on the current global payment landscape.

Ripple Expands Global Regulatory Team and Joins Blockchain Association

Ripple Expands Global Regulatory Team and Joins Blockchain Association

Ripple, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup, just announced its inclusion of four new members into its global regulatory team in Washington D.C.

Global Currency Organization Launches New USD Stablecoin USDD

Global Currency Organization Launches New USD Stablecoin USDD

The Global Currency Organization (GCO) has launched a new USDD token, a US dollar-backed stablecoin, intended for revenue sharing in institutions.

China to Dominate Global Tech Standards? Expert says “It Would be Tough”

China to Dominate Global Tech Standards? Expert says “It Would be Tough”

China announced a new 15-year blueprint as part of the country’s global technology push, to set the global standards for the next-generation of technologies, including blockchain.

IAMAI to Host World’s Largest Virtual Global Fintech Fest

IAMAI to Host World’s Largest Virtual Global Fintech Fest

New Delhi, 01st July 2020: Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI], and its sister organisations, Payments Council of India, [PCI] and Fintech Convergence Council [FCC] are jointly organising the two-day virtual Global FinTech Festival on 22-23 July 2020.

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China Blockchain Institute, the research arm of global exchange Binance has formed a strategic partnership with Xinyuan Group to further the application of blockchain technology in the global real estate industry—including New York.

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Integration into the Global Retail Market to Garner $11 Billion by 2026

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Integration into the Global Retail Market to Garner $11 Billion by 2026

Allied Market Research, a global market research and business firm, has reported that the incorporation of blockchain into the global retail market will garner $11.18 billion by 2026 from $83 million recorded in 2018.

How Does MakerDAO Stay Compliant on over 400 Global Partnerships?

How Does MakerDAO Stay Compliant on over 400 Global Partnerships?

MakerDao has over 400 global partnerships active throughout the world. So how does Maker manage to remain compliant with users in over 120 separate and specifically financially regulated jurisdictions?

Blockshow 2019: Todalarity Decentralizing the Global AI Synergy

Blockshow 2019: Todalarity Decentralizing the Global AI Synergy

At the Blockshow 2019, Dr Ben Goertzel and Toufi Saliba discuss the union of SingularityNET and the Toda.Network—Todalarity—which will be at the core of the emerging global brain. Todalarity is essentially a product accelerator that aims to help new AI startups to integrate their products into the TODA and SingularityNET blockchain ecosystems.

WEF Proposes Interoperable Stablecoins as Building Blocks for a Sustainable Global Economy

WEF Proposes Interoperable Stablecoins as Building Blocks for a Sustainable Global Economy

Stablecoins and the technology underlying them will be the building blocks of a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient global financial system according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

World Economic Forum Launches Global Consortium for Digital Currencies Governance

World Economic Forum Launches Global Consortium for Digital Currencies Governance

The World Economic Forum has unveiled a global consortium that aims to design a framework for the governance of digital currencies, including stablecoins. The consortium will focus on increasing access to the financial system through innovative policy solutions, which are interoperable and inclusive. The inspiration behind the formation of the consortium is based on the premise that opportunities for financial inclusion can only be unlocked if the space is properly regulated and include private-public cooperation across emerging and developed markets.

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