Tag Archives: blockchain

First Mover: What’s Next for Ethereum After Cryptocurrency Hits All-Time High

First Mover: What’s Next for Ethereum After Cryptocurrency Hits All-Time High

The Ethereum blockchain is growing fast thanks to DeFi, and some traders say the ether cryptocurrency could notch further gains. Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency, was down for a second straight day, pushing toward the lower end of the range between $34,000 and $40,000 where prices have traded for the past couple weeks. Ether (ETH), the second-biggest […]

Ukraine Government Picks Stellar Development Foundation to Help Build National Digital Currency

Ukraine Government Picks Stellar Development Foundation to Help Build National Digital Currency

Ukraine’s government has chosen the Stellar blockchain network as a platform to build a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Announced Monday, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build out a “virtual assets ecosystem and national digital currency of Ukraine.” The National Bank […]

If the US Voted With Blockchain, We’d Already Know the Election Winner

If the US Voted With Blockchain, We’d Already Know the Election Winner

Major commentators in the crypto space reminded that the U.S. election would have already been done and dusted if the country had used blockchain technology to count votes. Blockchain Voting: Quick and Secure Elections Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao pointed out that the election results would not only be tamper-proof but nearly instantaneous as well. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik […]

Ripple CEO Talks About Crypto Regulations

Ripple CEO Talks About Crypto Regulations

During a recent interview at the (virtual) four-day DC Fintech Week 2020 conference (October 19-22, 2020), Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of FinTech firm Ripple talked about Bitcoin, XRP, and how the current regulatory climate in the U.S. affects cryptoassets. The interview with the Ripple CEO was on day one of the conference. (In the video below, the segment featuring […]

Franklin Templeton Joins Series A Round for Crypto Custodian Curv

Franklin Templeton Joins Series A Round for Crypto Custodian Curv

Curv, a provider of cryptocurrency custody infrastructure, has been backed in an extended Series A funding round by investment firm Franklin Templeton and fintech-focused VC firm Illuminate Financial Management. The two new investors join companies such as CommerzVentures, Coinbase Ventures, CoinDesk parent firm Digital Currency Group, Team8 and Digital Garage in the round, Curv announced […]

Litecoin Gets Bullish Speculation, at Last, as Upgrade Approaches

Litecoin Gets Bullish Speculation, at Last, as Upgrade Approaches

The cryptocurrency litecoin is often referred to as the silver to bitcoin’s gold. This year, litecoin investors might have been better off staying in the analog world: While bitcoin has gained twice as much as gold, litecoin has barely kept up with silver. Some investors now foresee a rally developing in litecoin prices, with a key upgrade […]

MicroStrategy Buys $250M in Bitcoin, Calling the Crypto ‘Superior to Cash’

MicroStrategy Buys $250M in Bitcoin, Calling the Crypto ‘Superior to Cash’

Publicly traded business intelligence firm MicroStrategy purchased 21,454 bitcoin on Tuesday, effectively pouring all $250 million of its planned inflation-hedging funds into the digital currency. Disclosing its bitcoin buy alongside an equivalent stock buyback in a Tuesday Securities and Exchange Commission filing, MicroStrategy, a Nasdaq-listed software firm worth over $1.2 billion, said the cryptocurrency provided a “reasonable […]