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EU Can’t Decide What to do with Libra

Governments around the world are facing hard choices when it comes to cryptocurrency: overregulate it and risk losing the benefits to the economy, or do…

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Gemcoin Founder Admits to Fraud in $147 Million Scheme

Steve Chen, the mastermind behind the $147 million Gemcoin cryptocurrency scheme, has admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion in a plea agreement. The 62-year-old…

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It Is Real and It Is Here

Every week sears a new image of climate change into our collective consciousness. A few decades ago, we heard about ozone holes and ice melting…

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US Bitcoin Miner Aims to Repatriate 30% of Hash Rate Citing National Security

Bitcoin mining startup Layer1 Technologies has begun operations at its West Texas facility, with an ambitious roadmap to secure 30% of the hash rate. Layer1,…

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HSBC to Drop 35,000 Jobs and Invest in Digital Finance

In an earnings call held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, an HSBC executive revealed the bank plans to cut 35,000 jobs by the end of 2022…

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Former Ripple Business VP Takes Role at Major Bank Standard Chartered

Kahina Van Dyke, former senior vice president of business and development at blockchain firm Ripple, took on the role of Global Head, Digital Channels and…

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BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK

Eurekahedge’s index of crypto hedge funds have clocked 21.15% returns since the start of 2020 and this is the best performance from the firm since…

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New Leaders at Bank for International Settlements Fintech and DLT Research Centers

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has appointed heads at the BIS Innovation Hub’s centers in Singapore and Switzerland. In a Feb. 19 announcement, the…

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Poloniex ‘Last Resort’ Trade Reversals Necessary to Safeguard Trader Funds

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex remains confident that it has identified and fixed an error that caused a number of erroneous trades on the platform earlier this…

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Coinbase Becomes Direct Visa Card Issuer With Principal Membership

Coinbase is now a principal member of Visa, according to a Feb. 19 announcement. This will allow it to issue debit cards without relying on…

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