Ripple Continues Goodwill Flex with $50 Million Academic Initiative

San Francisco’s most well known crypto startup Ripple has declared the launch of a new blockchain research enterprise, the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), to stimulate academic research within the cryptoverse. To start, Ripple has pumped $50 million USD into the initiative, which so far consists of 17 elite universities from across the globe. Also … Read more

Blockchain Developers Abandon Github Following Microsoft Acquisition

Microsoft’s acquisition of open source code repository Github has provoked protest from members of the crypto community. Developers of bitcoin core and other blockchains have expressed disquiet at the corporate takeover, with several stating their intent to migrate to an alternative platform at the earliest possible convenience. Also read: Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia … Read more

Indonesia to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

Cryptocurrencies in Indonesia will be regarded as commodities, according to a new decision by the country’s futures market regulator. It comes after a study concluding that digital coins deserve the commodity status. The government is expected to prepare a broader regulation covering other aspects of the crypto sector including trading and taxation. Also read: Crypto … Read more

Coinbase Unveils Plans to Enter the Japanese Market

One of the largest US cryptocurrency companies, Coinbase, has unveiled its plans to enter the Japanese market in order “to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency.” The company has been in talks with the country’s financial regulator to ensure compliance. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Opens Office in Japan Coinbase … Read more