G20 Crypto Regulations Could Unleash Real Blockchain Change

Jonathan M. Padilla is a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University where he wrote the dissertation “New Regulations for the New Economy: A Proposal for the G20 on the Regulation of Cryptocurrency,” from which this article was adapted. He has advised major e-commerce and natural resource companies on blockchain integration and has a background in government…

In an Apparent First, High Times to Accept Crypto in Its Initial Public Offering

Cannabis culture media organization High Times Holding Corp. will accept cryptocurrencies in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), High Times reports Aug. 2. In doing so, it will reportedly be the “first traditional stock offering ever to accept investments” in cryptocurrencies. The “preeminent source for cannabis information since 1974” will accept Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)…

TRON Mainnet Has 100,000+ Accounts—Is TRX Catching up to Ethereum?

TRON has been in the news quite a bit recently, and for good reasons, too. The latest piece of TRX news came today, August 2nd, and it has caused the TRON vs Ethereum debate to rage on. TRON vs Ethereum: Who’s the Leader Now? On Thursday, Justin Sun provided an update on the TRON mainnet.…

‘Keep NEO One!’ Investors Protest a Proposal to Make Crypto Coins Divisible

Tokens on the blockchain protocol neo may be indivisible – but it’s becoming apparent that its community is not. Perhaps ironically, it’s the very notion of indivisibility that has proved contentious to the coin’s investors and users in recent weeks. More specifically, a Github proposal to change the structure of the NEO token – one…

Former Beverage Company Long Blockchain Corp. Receives Subpoena From SEC

Former drinks manufacturer-turned-blockchain development company Long Blockchain Corp. has been issued a subpoena by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bloomberg reported August 1. During a filing today, the company reportedly said that the subpoena, originally dated July 10, requested certain documents from Long Blockchain Corp. The firm declined to provide further details, saying:…

Ripple Partners with Madonna to Raise Funds for Malawi Orphanage

Ripple is back at it again with the partnerships. A few months ago, it seemed like there was a new Ripple partnership or donation every week. Then things slowed down. This week, the Ripple I know is back. This week, we’ve heard about the Ripple Madonna partnership. And it’s true. Ripple Madonna Partnership: Another One!…

Blockchain Platform to Allow Users to Trade Gold for Virtual Currencies

A company is creating an ecosystem where tangible assets such as gold can be traded for virtual currencies in a digital environment. The platform, known as the Digital Gold Exchange (DGE for short,) says it has the goal of establishing a place where users can securely store their assets and trade with others “quickly, safely,…

Online Bank Swissquote Shows Surge in Profits Because of the “Crypto Boom”

Online bank Swissquote opened its banking doors to accommodate Bitcoin trading accounts for its clients in July of 2017. It was thought to be the first European online bank to do this. A year on, and Swissquote has revealed the fruits of its labor for adopting the cryptocurrency with a 44% surge in profits attributed to the…

China: World’s Fourth Largest Bank by Assets Trials Blockchain Loans Backed by Land

The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), the world’s fourth-largest bank by assets, has issued its first loan on blockchain, local news outlet Financial News reported July 31. State-owned ABC, which counts itself among China’s “Big Four” lenders, revealed it had issued a loan worth around $300,000 backed by a piece of agricultural land in the…