Blockchain Infrastructure Developer Bison Trails to Add Support for Eth2, a Major System-wide Upgrade to Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, revealed on July 1, 2020 that it will be adding support for Eth2, a major upcoming system-wide upgrade for the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Ethereum Version 2.0 (or Eth2) will involve a gradual transition from its current Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus… Read More

China: Beijing Government Issues Blockchain Development Plan

The Beijing Municipal People’s Government has posted Beijing’s Blockchain Innovation Development plan outlining its intent to “accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation.” [translated] The goal is to promote blockchain and accelerate its growth in its utilization across various sectors of the economy…. Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

Blockchain Features that Bring Decentralization Pose Challenges to Providing Protection for Stakeholders, According to Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Dr. Joshua Ellul and Others

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, has noted that he has published a paper (with Jonathan Galea, Max Ganado, Stephen McCarthy and Gordon Pace) titled “Regulating Blockchain, DLT and Smart Contracts: a… Read More

India: Digital Asset Investment Firm B21 Launches as Country Opens Up to Crypto

Digital asset investing company B21 has launched its B21 Invest app in India. According to a release, B21 Invest simplifies the purchase and management of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS. B21 Invest supports investment for as little as INR 2,000 ($25) per transaction. Users… Read More

Ethereum based 0x, a Protocol for Developing Non-Custodial Trading Infrastructure, Introduces Liquidity Aggregator for Digital Asset Traders

Ethereum based 0x (ZRX), a leading protocol for developing decentralized exchange services, has introduced a platform that aggregates liquidity from several different non-custodial digital asset trading platforms. When traders place orders using the new service, called Matcha, the software program splits the user’s trade across… Read More

U.S. Crypto Hardware Wallet Provider Keevo Joins Forces With Storage Information Management Services Iron Mountain to Protect Cryptocurrency Users & Their Heirs

Keevo, U.S.-based next-gen crypto hardware wallet provider, announced on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, to deliver advanced backup and beneficiary services for users of its crypto wallet, the Keevo Model… Read More

Digital Asset Security Infrastructure Provider Curv Secures $23 Million Through Series A Funding Round

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  Curv, a U.S.-based digital asset security infrastructure provider, announced on Wednesday it secured $23M in Series A funding with investment from CommerzVentures, Coinbase Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Team8, and Digital Garage Lab Fund. Founded in 2018, Curv states mitigates the blockchain’s irreversible single point… Read More

FATF Meeting Addresses Virtual Assets, Study Continues on Crypto with Focus on Stablecoins

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) completed a meeting this week calling on members to “tackle new threats and vulnerabilities posed by criminals during the COVID-19 crisis.” The FATF is an international policy-making and standard-setting body, headquartered in Paris, dedicated to combating money laundering and… Read More

China Leverages Blockchain in its Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

China has indicated an interest in using blockchain technology to promote data sharing among medical institutions amid fears of pandemics becoming the norm. The People’s Republic were praised by the WHO for their Covid-19 response; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded Beijing’s ‘speed, scale and efficiency’. Despite… Read More

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