Current Forkast #06: New blockchain arsenal to fight Covid-19, Zoom cancels Facebook, coronavirus wipes...
Other top headlines from around the world: Microsoft wants to power mining with brain waves. Crypto exchanges Huobi and OKEx under fire. China shifts to digitally sweep ancestral graves.
In this newsletter and podcast, we bring you top headlines around the world, including: A new proposal to create a digital dollar. Coinbase's legal chief heading U.S. Treasury. A Bitcoin-Red Cross coronavirus fundraiser in Italy. Universal basic income's revival. Steem's hard fork into Hive, and more.
Coronavirus fears spread panic as well as infection. Face masks, hand washing and social isolation are best practices.
FATF is setting international standards, shifting the crypto world from a "wild west" mentality to a more compliant space, says CoolBitX CEO Michael Ou.
Also: Blockchain voting after the Voatz debacle, IOTA limps back after cyber attack, smart cities in China, and Forkast.News insights to help you make sense of the top headlines.
What's up with South Korea's new blockchain regulations? And where is bitcoin now legal tender? (Mai oui!) Other headlines around the world: a storm over STEEM, the new Baseline protocol for privacy, HTC's Exodus 5G Hub, and how the coronavirus has affected blockchain firms in China.
India's crypto sector saw a major boost after its Supreme Court ruled to lift a ban on crypto trading, paving the way for more blockchain development.
Coronavirus fears are sending markets tumbling. Could tokenized gold, or gold-backed crypto, be the next-generation investment in times of economic trouble?
In this episode: Lightning Loop as the Visa of bitcoin, SEC's crypto safe harbor, and Zcash voting to give 20% of funds to developers
Public health coins could motivate more people to interact honestly with the health care system during crises like the coronavirus epidemic.