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Privacy-Focused Mainframe Donates 1,000 ETH to Press Foundation

Barely a day after announcing that it would be accepting cryptocurrencies as donations, Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) has received 1,000 ETH in its first-ever crypto donation. The donation was made by decentralized communications network Mainframe and is worth $530,000 at current market rates. Mainframe stated in a blog post that the decision to donate […]

Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Finally Seeing Large Volumes, Led by IDEX

Despite skepticism from cryptocurrency traders and Ethereum users, decentralized digital asset exchanges are experiencing a rapid growth rate in terms of volume, led by IDEX, the most widely utilized decentralized application (DApp) on the Ethereum protocol. IDEX Overtakes CryptoKitties Throughout the past eight months, CryptoKitties, the Ethereum-based digital collectibles platform that enables users to purchase, […]

Vitalik Buterin Not Worried About Rothschild’s Impact on Crypto

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum and the Bitcoin Magazine, expressed optimism on the future of finance dismissing claims that the Rothschilds might influence crypto. He insightfully said that the Rothschilds didn’t have enough cash flow to finance their efforts of manipulating cryptocurrency and was confident about the future of Ethereum with the significant changes […]

CEOs Give Massive Thumbs Down to Google’s Crypto Ban

Many finance industry executives have voiced their opinions on the recent decision by Google, following Facebook’s similar move, to ban cryptocurrency advertising. In March 2018, Google issued a statement announcing that cryptocurrency-focused promotional content would no longer be allowed on all of its platforms. According to the statement, the ban covers adverts for ICOs, exchange […]

Investment Banker Novogratz Wants to Build the ‘Drexel of Crypto’

Ex-hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz has reneged on his promise to build the ‘Goldman Sachs of crypto’, instead referencing the notorious bank Drexel Burnham Lambert. This investment bank was behind the junk bond market in the 1980’s and is known for one of the biggest insider-trading scandals on Wall Street. Integrity for Junk Bonds? Novogratz… […]

Flippening? Bitcoin (BTC) Passed by 35mil Ethereum Unique Addresses

Is the flippening upon us? Ethereum (ETH) advocates, citing block explorer Etherscan, claim ETH passed bitcoin core (BTC) by reaching 35 million unique addresses, a doubling in something like five months, averaging reportedly 100K a day. The last available figures for BTC addresses had them at roughly 25 million as of spring this year. ETH […]

Russian Central Bank: ‘Crypto Assets’ No Threat to Global Financial Stability

Crypto assets don’t currently threaten global financial stability, according to a 30 May report released by Russia’s Central Bank, writes Cointelegraph. The report went on to say that, due to comparatively low global cryptocurrency volumes, this particular segment is insignificant at present, posing no actual threat to global stability in financial sectors. Similar to a recent […]

One of the Largest Banks in the Philippines is Implementing Ethereum With ConsenSys

UnionBank, one of the biggest banks in the Philippines, is working with US-based blockchain software technology company ConsenSys founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin to assist local financial institutions in integrating Ethereum and blockchain-based platforms. Remittance-Focused Industry The Philippines has a unique financial infrastructure, and the banks are aware that only the upper class and… […]

GDPR Day 1: Apprehension, Nonchalance Dominate Mood of Crypto SMEs

As the first day of Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation comes to a close, smaller business owners and investors active within the cryptocurrency scene find themselves coming to terms with a new period of crypto-related commerce, trade and enterprise. Along with recent EU AML directives now encompassing cryptocurrency, some have expressed lingering concerns on […]

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Receives Proposition from Google

According to a tweet from the Vitalik Buterin, founder of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum, Google has approached him to see if he wants to help with a cryptocurrency/blockchain project. Buterin Considering Move to Google? In a now deleted tweet, Vitalik Buterin, the Russian-born programmer and a sort of cryptocurrency tastemaker, shared a screenshot… […]