Blockchain interoperability will take center stage in 2022, Aventus CEO predicts
Aventus CEO Alan Vey also predicts the decentralized finance rally is just getting started. Which blockchains does he see growing massively in the new year?
Bitcoin at 13: The new age of crypto
With wider acceptance as a financial asset, a teenage Bitcoin may not see the explosive 200% average annual returns of the past, but also may experience less price volatility.
Top 5 blockchain trends for 2022 and beyond
Looking beyond this year’s headlines like El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption, here are the key developments in blockchain technology that will have lasting impact in the new year and beyond.
U.S. regulatory turf wars and a spot Bitcoin ETF are on their way in 2022
Perianne Boring of the Chamber of Digital Commerce sees agencies elbowing each other to oversee the crypto industry while investors start to pay big taxes.
South Korea crypto exchange underdogs: Where are they now?
A regulatory hurricane swept away half of South Korea’s crypto exchanges in 2021. Who are the survivors — and are there larger lessons for the rest of the world?
How to protect crypto privacy in the age of regulation
It’s a myth that crypto transactions are anonymous, writes Warren Paul Anderson of Discreet Labs. Confusing anonymity with privacy is what causes trouble.
Crypto in Asia: 5 top fintech regulatory stories of 2021
Countries acted to encourage — or discourage — cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, sending markets wildly up and down.
DapperLabs’ NFL Moments will bring a new audience to NFTs
The years of investment and development in NFTs and the metaverse will bear fruit in 2022, according to Cryptoslam CEO Randy Wasinger.
The top 5 ‘Ethereum killers’ of 2021
Ethereum was game-chaging at its 2015 launch, but today it’s showing its age. As Eth2 upgrades slowly unfold, who are the top rivals trying elbow out the #2 blockchain?
Former Bitcoin.com CEO sees crypto prices plunging in 2022
In December 2020, Stefan Rust successfully predicted a ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of crypto tokens. Now he says 2022 will be when the crypto markets will be ‘flooring out.’
What lies ahead for crypto regulations in 2022
From China’s ban to FATF’s travel rule, crypto regulations have been top of mind this year. How might regulatory impulses and current trends play out?
How DeFi is devouring traditional finance, bit by bit
2021 will go down as the year the DeFi giant woke up, writes Derek Alia of Futureswap. What lies in store for decentralized finance in the year to come?
U.S. will be big elephant in the room in 2022, says WEF’s Sheila Warren
While China made a big moves in banning crypto this year, US lawmakers appear to be warming up to the industry, setting the stage for next year.
Looking ahead: 3 crypto predictions for 2022
As 2021 draws to a close, what are this year’s milestones and trends to watch in the year ahead? Forkast.News consults experts to find out.
What will the metaverse be like in 2022?
Animoca Brands chairman Yat Siu sees a mass migration to the ‘open metaverse’ while the ‘closed’ ones will fail. What does this godfather of blockchain gaming mean by that?
Year in cryptocurrency: biggest surprises of 2021
While increasing crypto adoption was predictable, 2021 also saw much that was unexpected. Here are the events that shocked even crypto natives.
Will a second country adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in 2022?
Bitcoin adoption soared in 2021 with El Salvador’s currency experiment with the help of the layer-2 scalers. Will Lightning strike twice in 2022?
Blockchain Research Institute co-founder sees DeFi reaching trillion dollars in total value
Alex Tapscott of Ninepoint Partners also shares with Forkast.News his predictions for stablecoins and NFTs in 2022.
These e-CNY hard wallets might get people talking at the Winter Olympics
China prepares to show off its tech innovation muscles at the Beijing Winter Olympics as it unveils some unusual-looking wallets for its new digital yuan.
Will 2022 be the year of crypto regulation?
Global shifts are underway in crypto regulations, writes Huong Hauduc of Bequant. How might the political and market forces play out next year?
Use cases for blockchain will expand beyond crypto, says SyncFab exec
Dennis Delgado, co-founder of a blockchain developer for supply chain management sees an explosion in new blockchains in 2022 for industry, logistics and manufacturing.
Countries will jump aboard the crypto bus in 2022 or get left in its dust, says WazirX founder
Despite the looming parliamentary debate over banning private digital currency in India, the founder of Mumbai-based crypto exchange WazirX predicts thousands of new crypto startups.
Crypto Santa’s naughty and nice list for Christmas 2021
Who in the crypto world deserves Santa love this year, and whose chimney should be snubbed? The elves at Forkast.News help the big man with his list.
Year in review: Top China blockchain news in 2021
China tries to stamp out Bitcoin mining while increasing its influence over blockchain technology and preparing the digital yuan for launch. What lies in store for 2022?
Why I got a Bitcoin wallet, and how it can be used for crypto gift-giving and receiving
Curious to use Bitcoin but don’t know where to start? Forkast.News explains how.
What Sam Bankman-Fried thinks will happen with NFTs and crypto exchanges in 2022
Which blockchain sector will flourish, and what’s not yet ripe for mass adoption just yet? FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried offers his crystal ball in a special Forkast.News video.
Are liquidity miners mercenary capitalists or infrastructure providers?
Liquidity mining plays a unique role in the DeFi ecosystem. How does it work?
CBDC tracker shows U.S. falling further behind
Of the Big Four central banks, including those of the EU, UK and Japan, only the Federal Reserve has not progressed beyond research mode in central bank digital currencies.
Court overturns Korean Bitcoin ruling; Days numbered for SWIFT?
Court overturns Korean Bitcoin ruling, also are the days numbered for SWIFT?
Bitcoin sent by mistake, recipient will not be punished for keeping it: South Korea ruling
An investor who received $1.25M in Bitcoin by accident will not be criminally penalized, raising questions on the legal status of cryptocurrencies.
Does content moderation on platforms like OpenSea amount to censorship?
What are the responsibilities of blockchain companies when it comes to freedom of expression? A controversial cartoonist finds out the boundaries.
Bitcoin’s price is a lie, says Morgan Creek Capital chief
Bitcoin’s current price is not indicative of the crypto’s future prospects, says Mark Yusko, who looks forward to the tokenization of everything.
How blockchain can transform the global shipping sector
Blockchain promotes trust and can greatly cut transaction costs, writes Edmund To of GSBN. So why is the shipping industry still clinging to paper documents?
New Cosmos, Mastercard projects to boost Ethereum scalability
With Ethereum usage at all-time high, a Cosmos ‘bridge’ to other blockchains and Mastercard rollups aim to solve a major problem plaguing the Eth network.
Regulators and the problem of unstable stablecoins
Federal regulators have turned their sights on stablecoins. But is the attempt to tame this digital currency too late?
Delay likely for India’s crypto bill; Crypto’s landmark year
Delay likely for India’s crypto bill, none the less 2021 becomes crypto’s landmark year.
Game company Nexon America now accepts crypto for in-game payments
Asia’s gaming giant Nexon’s US subsidiary supports cryptocurrencies for players in buying items inside its popular online games.
Venture capitalists are falling for play-to-earn gaming startups
Games like Axie Infinity are now the darlings of big investors. Does it matter that revenue is falling and many players earn less than the minimum wage?
NBA is taking the lead with blockchain, crypto
The National Basketball Association has been ahead of the game in crypto adoption, but after a week of major developments, the league is now way out in front.
Running on empty: How NFT drops drive up gas fees — and transaction anxiety
Gas fee unpredictability is a highly problematic aspect of the Ethereum ecosystem, writes Matt Cutler of Blocknative. What are the solutions?
Astro Boy NFTs sell out; Virtual land market heats up
Astro Boy NFTs sell out within the hour. Also, Virtual land market heats up in the metaverse
Myanmar’s resistance routes funding through Tether
Top blockchain and crypto news: Can stablecoins bankroll democracy? Nike swooshes into the metaverse. Animoca and Bored Apes venture deeper into the gaming jungle.
Australia on track for a crypto boom by 2030, EY report says
The report says the country’s crypto industry could swell by up to 30 times its current size in the coming decade.
Myanmar’s shadow government uses Tether in its fight against military rule
The National Unity Government recognizes Tether as an official currency, defying the cryptocurrency ban imposed last year.
US SPAC’s refusal to merge with Hong Kong crypto firms raises questions
Crypto 1 will consider acquisition targets worldwide but steer clear of digital assets companies in China and Hong Kong. Are the lights dimming on a major crypto hub?
Crypto fall continues; Is DeFi really decentralized?
Crypto fall continues meanwhile, is DeFi really decentralized?
Why the metaverse is a trillion dollar opportunity
Metizens can already attend concerts, visit art galleries and earn money in a metaverse, writes Joe Caselin of Hex Trust. What’s coming next?
How sports and crypto are knocking it out of the park
The billion-dollar intersection of sports and crypto is a big win for all, writes Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy Crypto. Here’s how to make sense of this seismic cultural shift.
Cryptocurrency prices take another hit in downward spiral
Macroeconomic factors and a spate of bad news override bullish outlook in crypto market as the year lurches toward its end.
Binance withdraws Singapore application; Security tokens on the rise
Binance withdraws Singapore application meanwhile, Security tokens are on the rise.