Politics

June 26, 2019

48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the Philippines

The number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges has been growing in the Philippines. In addition to 11 operators registered by the central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, there are 37 other crypto exchange operators licensed by the government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. Also read: FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets 11 Crypto Exchanges Registered […]

June 26, 2019

Grand Theft Crypto: The State of Cryptocurrency-Stealing Malware and Other Nasty Techniques

Much of digital assets’ appeal stems from the fact that many of them are not affiliated with or controlled by governments, central banks or transnational corporations (at least, not yet). The price paid for the independence from institutions of global capitalism, though, might sometimes be extremely high, as, in the event of cryptocurrency theft, there […]

June 26, 2019

From Clean Water Supply to Rebuilding Notre Dame: Crypto and Blockchain in Charity

The technology that underpins cryptocurrencies has been gradually entering the charity sector, purportedly providing more transparency and trust to the industry — especially given a decrease in people’s trust in charity organizations, where the public is increasingly concerned about how charities spend raised money. Governments and blockchain projects embrace charity space Governments around the world […]

June 26, 2019

This father of three put everything into bitcoin. Here’s what happened next.

In late 2017, bitcoin peaked at $19,000 per bitcoin. It is now valued around $7,000. When I jumped on a WhatsApp call with 41-year old Didi Taihuttu, he was a few days away from joining his family on CoinBank’s annual Mediterranean “Blockchain Cruise” — a combination vacation getaway and crypto symposium at which all the […]

June 26, 2019

Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know

This device is unable to play the requested video. You could be forgiven for wondering whether there’s anything actually legitimate about cryptocurrencies. If 2017 was the year that Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies such as “Ether,” broke big as mainstream phenomena, 2018 was the year crypto’s risks became commonplace. As ZDNet’s Charlie Osborne has related , […]

June 26, 2019

The Newest Haven for Cryptocurrency Companies? Wyoming

Melanie Stetson/Getty Images If you believe you may have stumbled into a cryptocurrency conference ( godspeed , my friend), there are a few telltale signs. First, look for the live bulls and the yellow Lambos. But if they’ve fallen victim to cost-cutting or newfound modesty, then look for a procession of cream-colored cowboy hats. They […]

June 26, 2019

Why Stablecoins Stand Out in the Cryptocurrency World

Journal Report The Future of Finance Because they are designed to maintain a steady price, stablecoins have become a major source of liquidity in cryptocurrency markets. They are used by traders and investors to buy other cryptocurrencies on exchanges that don’t accept fiat currencies, and as a place to park funds when other crypto assets […]

June 26, 2019

What Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Means: 6 Predictions

What does Facebook’s new cryptocurrency mean? According to news reports , Facebook will shortly launch Libra , a global cryptocurrency available to users of its suite of platforms (including Messenger and WhatsApp). Presumably any merchant with an account on these platforms could transact in the cryptocurrency with customers who also have accounts—for anything, such as […]

June 26, 2019

Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency

In South Africa, a right-wing enclave turned to blockchain to cut themselves off from the black-majority state. Jonathan Torgovnik Dawie Roodt settles into his patio chair and looks out over the dry highlands east of Pretoria. It’s a bright Sunday in November—perfect weather for a braai , South Africa’s cherished barbecue tradition—and in the hot […]

June 26, 2019

What Everyone Should Know About Facebook’s Foray Into Cryptocurrency

photo credit: Getty Getty Even though the company continues to perform well financially, the past few years have undoubtedly been the roughest in Facebook’s history. From its manipulation by Russia during the 2016 U.S. election to multiple breaches of consumer privacy and trust, the company is struggling to demonstrate that it deserves the trust placed […]