Visa working on blockchain interoperability hub for crypto payments

Visa working on blockchain interoperability hub for crypto payments

2021-09-30

  Global payments giant Visa has introduced a project that aims to be a “universal adapter” of blockchains that can connect multiple cryptocurrencies, stablecoins as well as central bank digital currencies (CBDC). According to an official announcement on Thursday, Visa’s research team is working on a “Universal Payment Channel” (UPC) initiative,Read More →

China’s crackdown means Bitcoin is working, says crypto miner

China’s crackdown means Bitcoin is working, says crypto miner

2021-06-22

  China’s crackdown on Bitcoin (BTC) mining and cryptocurrency trading recently became a primary driver for the red candlesticks on crypto market charts. But one Bitcoin mining engineer believes China’s ban on crypto is “fantastic news.” Brandon Arvanaghi, a former security engineer at crypto exchange Gemini, compared China’s harsh stanceRead More →

Can Bitcoin Become the Next Global Reserve Currency?

2021-01-14

One of the most interesting trends surfacing in the crypto industry today is the increasing likelihood of Bitcoin emerging as the next global reserve currency – something that Bitcoin fundamentalists have been preaching for the last decade.    With the combination of transparency and decentralized trust brought on by theRead More →

Europe’s new crypto regulations pose existential questions for DeFi

2020-10-06

  The European Commission’s newly proposed cryptocurrency regulations pose a specific risk for the decentralized finance industry, according to industry regulatory adviser XReg Consulting. Adopted by the European Commission on Sept. 24, the proposed Markets in Crypto-Assets, or MiCA, regulations aim to strengthen consumer and investor protection in the crypto industry byRead More →

Binance Crypto Card Debuts in Europe

2020-07-14

  Binance’s much-anticipated cryptographic currency debit card, the Binance Card, is officially launched in the countries of the European Economic Area, or EEA. Binance told Cointelegraph on 14 July that users based in the EEA will be able to apply for a Binance card from August. While the UK willRead More →

Blockchain Expands in Advertising Industry, but Crypto Remains a No Go

2020-06-28

Despite seeing substantial growth in popularity, topping Google search trends amid the recent halving, the coronavirus pandemic and mainstream coverage, the cryptocurrency industry has somewhat been left out of the advertising world by online ad networks, social media platforms and even national governments.  In 2018, Facebook banned cryptocurrency advertising amidRead More →