One of the main critiques about Bitcoin is the digital currency’s troubles offering timely and cost-effective payments. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, foresaw Bitcoin’s future payment issues, and took action by designing a more payments-friendly blockchain.
The cryptocurrency market is getting back on its legs and so the interest in ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) continues to grow. Like IPOs offer shares, ICOs offer tokens through public sale and investors hope to get in as early as possible in order to maximize their profits when an ICO appears on cryptocurrency exchanges.
The Chilean Minister of Economy has voiced his support for cryptocurrencies after the country’s anti-monopoly court ordered major banks to re-open the accounts of crypto operators.
Three banks out of the 10 sued by local cryptocurrency exchange Buda have been ordered to re-open crypto exchange accounts.
Ripple has announced five new customers for its xVia API solution, enhancing these companies’ access to the rapidly expanding global payments market.
MoneroV’s upcoming hard fork (scheduled for April 30th, 2018) has been the subject of much debate. Many question the necessity of the hard fork and the reasons behind it.
Kyber Network (KNC) and OmiseGo (OMG) have surged by more than 73 percent and 32.5 percent respectively upon the announcement of South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb’s integration.
Cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance has led a $30 million funding round for MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency whose development team includes Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike.
Kraken CEO and co-founder Jesse made headlines recently for his strongly-worded response to the New York Attorney General’s request for information on the Kraken exchange, the largest bitcoin exchange based on euro volume in the world.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced blockchain templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, providing a fast and easy way to create and deploy secure blockchain networks with open source frameworks, the company announced on its website.
A concentrated effort among 16 licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange operators to ‘restore confidence’ in the sector following the $530 million Coincheck theft in January has finally seen the launch of a self-regulatory body.