28 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Following the launch of a nationwide APS blockchain network for federal, state, and local staff, Australia has launched an international blockchain trial with Singapore. The Australian government is trialing the use of blockchain technology for inter-government document exchanges with Singapore as the latest action in a series of pro-blockchain efforts. It follows hot on the heels of the establishment of a new network promoting blockchain to public servants. ... Read more

28 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Trading volume on the world’s most popular crypto exchange has surged following a rally of the top three tokens. With Bitcoin within $1,000 of its all-time high price of $19,891 set in December 2017, trading on major crypto exchange Binance is also hitting new heights with more than $37 billion in volume in the last 24 hours. ... Read more

26 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
With just nine hours remaining, the Ethereum’s deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether — locking ETH 2.0’s beacon chain genesis for Dec. 1. ETH 2.0’s beacon chain genesis has been confirmed for Dec. 1, following the transfer of 524,288 Ether from 16,384 validators into the ETH 2.0 deposit contract since it went live on Nov. 4. ... Read more

24 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Bitcoin mining revenue has topped $20 million per day, its highest level this year. Key on-chain metrics such as Bitcoin (BTC) mining revenues have returned to pre-halving levels, according to recent research. ... Read more

22 November 2020 By Dominic Robinson
The upgrade establishes a development fund for the next four years and removes the controversial “Founders Reward.” Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) celebrated its first halving event on Nov. 18. The occasion was marked by the implementation of the Canopy upgrade, which establishes a development fund for the platform and removes the controversial “Founders Reward.” ... Read more

19 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The recent surge in DeFi makes the industry is an attractive target for hackers. Cryptocurrency-related crimes have slowed down in 2020, but some sectors within the crypto industry have become a new hotbed for criminal activity, a new report says. Citing major crypto analytics firm CipherTrace, Reuters reported on Nov. 10 that total losses from crypto thefts, hacks and fraud dropped from $4.4 billion in 2019 to $1.8 billion over the first 10 months of 2020. ... Read more

19 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
CoinDCX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India, is preparing its platform to support ETH 2.0 staking in anticipation of Ethereum 2.0 launch. As the first phase of Ethereum 2.0 is expected to come on Dec. 1, CoinDCX is now “all set” to introduce ETH 2.0 staking for the global crypto community, the exchange’s executives announced on Nov. 10. ... Read more

16 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
SIMBA Chain beat competitors such as Boeing by using blockchain to underpin a war games solution for the U.S. Department of Defense. One often hears blockchain in the same breath as security and supply chains. This week, a winning entry to a competition organized by the United States Department of Defense cast both these aspects in a new light. ... Read more

14 November 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Portfolio manager Dan Weiskopf has a win/win plan for a fitting marriage between tech’s biggest giant and Bitcoin, which has been endorsed by Michael Saylor. Apple should invest a portion of its massive cash reserves in Bitcoin, Toroso Investments’ portfolio manager Dan Weiskopf posted earlier today on the ETF Think Tank website. ... Read more

12 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Expect Bitcoin in the number one spot and Tether second by market capitalization before 2022. A new report predicts Tether could surpass Ether’s market cap by the end of next year, paving the way to mainstream adoption of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). ... Read more

10 November 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Optimistic blockchain predictions for next year may be accurate, but a lot of factors will have to fall into place. American market research company Forrester recently released its blockchain predictions for 2021 ... Read more

8 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The Ethereum community has been getting prepared ahead of the launch of ETH 2.0, with a record number of wallets now holding at least 32 ETH. Ethereum (ETH) has hit multiple records amid news that ETH 2.0 could launch as early as Dec 1, according to crypto analytics firm Glassnode. ... Read more

6 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Community expectations have long been that banks would adopt XRP, but the reality has been disappointing. Amid a difficult year for the payments-focused cryptocurrency, Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz has recently taken to Twitter to discuss with community members why banks have been reluctant to adopt XRP as a bridge. ... Read more

4 November 2020 By Dominic Robinson
The blockchain payments company said it unknowingly owns patents that expired before these were transferred to them. Blockchain payments company Rocketfuel Blockchain is suing its co-founder for allegedly misrepresenting patent applications and defrauding the firm. ... Read more

2 November 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The town of Wetzikon will be using blockchain tech for targeted local business aid On Friday the Swiss town of Wetzikon -- formerly best-known for its idyllic pastures and churches -- launched a blockchain-based program to support small and medium-sized local businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

31 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
An Aussie company operating an aquaculture farm in Malaysia is conducting the first initial public offering to accept crypto assets in Australia. Australia’s crypto-friendly capital raising platform Stax has announced its client West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) will be conducting the country’s first initial public offering that accepts virtual currency as payment. ... Read more

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