Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Considers Creating Utility Tokens for Populist Movement

Steve Bannon is still considering issuing his own utility tokens after calling 90 percent of ICOs a “disaster.” Steve Bannon, co-founder of Breitbart News and former Chief Strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, confirmed his plans to enter the cryptocurrency market July 18, telling CNBC he was “working on” his own tokens. As part … Read more

State-Issued Digital Currencies: The Countries Which Adopted, Rejected or Researched the Concept

Adopters, rejecters and anyone in between. On July 5, Germany rejected the idea of issuing a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC) — the Ministry of Finance deemed it would be “too risky” to implement one. The concept of CBDCs, or national digital currencies — the scenario in which the trend of digital currencies gets adopted … Read more

The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover an American anti-crypto politician who is financially backed by a legacy payments firm, a positive change of leadership at Goldman Sachs, Grayscale’s performance during first half of 2018 and much more. Also Read: Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves” He Who Pays the … Read more

Google Expanding its African Mentorship Programs

Google, a tech giant from Silicon Valley is broadening its regional mentorship program for early stage African technology startups.  This comes amid its aim of assisting them to change into the commercially viable venture. Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program kicked off eight months ago in six countries that include South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, … Read more

Myanmar’s Shwe Bank ups mobile offer with JMR Infotech

JMR Infotech has completed its internet and mobile banking project with Shwe Rural and Urban Development Bank in Myanmar, aiming to leverage tech investments in the bank’s business goals. “After an intensive evaluation process, we selected JMR Infotech due to their impeccable track record of delivering successful banking technology engagements,” says Sai Aon Sai Mein, CTO, … Read more