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
Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase is officially headed to Japan.
One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s leading officials on the cryptocurrency and token sale front just got a promotion.
Longer than hours, but maybe less than days – that’s about the best estimate for when the EOS blockchain, years in the making, will finally launch.
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
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
Blockchain platform developer Qulian Technology has closed one of the biggest blockchain-focused VC rounds ever.
Cryptocurrencies may offer solutions to a host of big problems, but for now, they’re making issues with social media echo chambers worse.
Ripple is setting aside millions of dollars to fund university-based research into blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.
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