Asian Institute of Digital Finance Created by Monetary Authority of Singapore and Others Looks to Boost Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), along with the National University of Singapore (NAS) and National Research Foundation (NRF), have joined to create a new Fintech focused entity: the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF). AIDF is expected to provide thought leadership and strengthen synergies between education, research and entrepreneurship in Fintech. AIDF is anticipated … Read more

Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in the Sichuan province. The landlocked province in Southwest China, Sichuan is located upstream of the … Read more

Alex Mashinsky from Celsius Network Argues that the Ethereum based Lending Platform Is Better than its DeFi Competitors

Alex Mashinsky, the founder of several notable startups such as Arbinet, VoiceSmart, GroundLink, and currently the CEO at the Celsius Network, an Ethereum-based lending platform, notes that Celsius is a member organization. He explains during an interview featured on that the company’s job is to represent “the best interests” of the platform’s community, which … Read more

Huobi’s COO Thinks Blockchain Regulation Needs to be Better Defined

Robin Zhu, Huobi Global Group’s COO, told Cointelegraph at a China Great Bay Area International Blockchain Week pre-event interview on August 3 that lack of defined regulations and infrastructure services are preventing the mass adoption of blockchain and crypto. Defined regulation and mass adoption  Zhu explained that, in addition to concerns about hacking, users are … Read more

South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

FX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade … Read more

Congresspeople Call on IRS to Take It Easy on Taxing Staking Rewards

On Aug. 4, four U.S. congressional representatives wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking the tax authority not to overtax rewards from Proof-of-Stake blockchains.  Explaining the difference in energy consumption between PoS and Proof-of-Work blockchains like Bitcoin’s, Representatives Tom Emmer (R-MN), Darren Soto (D-FL), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Bill Foster (D-IL) wrote that the … Read more