Ripple to launch ‘game-changer’ liquidity hub amid XRP legal battles with SEC
Trying to move beyond XRP, Ripple hopes its customers will join RippleNet with a wallet that supports fiat and other cryptos like Bitcoin and Ether.
Bitcoin and Beyond
Bitcoin & Beyond
Bitcoin mining is ‘infinitely sustainable,’ says Blockstream executive
Panel explores sustainability issues surrounding the energy-intensive industry at Bitcoin & Beyond Virtual Summit.
South Korea’s finance minister still believes in 20% crypto tax for 2022
Despite movement from both the ruling Democratic Party and the conservative party to delay the 20% virtual asset gains tax, South Korean finance minister still thinks it should start as planned for Jan. 1, 2022.
The media’s role in driving growth in crypto
Panel looks at best practices in news coverage from Decrypt Media, CoinDesk, South China Morning Post.
Why the crypto industry needs compromise and education
FTX founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried says building products that people want is what matters most, and the crypto industry and regulators will need to find compromises to resolve some of the industry’s pressing issues.
BitMEX CEO expects 5 to 10 countries to adopt Bitcoin by next year
While El Salvador carved out its place in history as the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, there are others that may follow for an array of reasons.
What is the future of crypto and DeFi regulations?
From China’s crackdowns to El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption, where is the world headed in how governments regard crypto? An expert panel explores the future of decentralized finance in the global economy.
United we stand: crypto experts debate tribalism
Crypto is ‘a behavioral economics experiment,’ says Real Vision co-founder Raoul Pal. ‘Your incentive system is not a like button on Facebook, it’s money.’
How is the launch of Bitcoin futures ETFs affecting crypto mining?
After the SEC approved a Bitcoin futures ETF, the cost of crypto mining rigs jumped. Coincidence? Varit Bulakul of The Brooker Group explains.
Unlocking the power of Bitcoin through smart contracts
As Ethereum has become the preferred blockchain for smart contracts, what’s the future of the Bitcoin blockchain?
Thinking big: Blockchain paradigm shift may upend the social contract
Trust, data privacy and job elimination are some of the challenges that society will face as blockchain ushers in Web3.0, according to Don Tapscott.
3 themes driving institutional adoption of digital assets
What makes 2021’s roaring crypto market different from 2017’s are the banks and VCs piling in, writes Calvin Shen of Hex Trust. What’s behind their crypto adoption?
Crypto market cap breaks US$3 trillion: APAC crypto cards to launch
Crypto market cap breaks US$3 trillion, also APAC crypto cards to launch
Vitalik Buterin: How DeFi, NFTs and DAOs are building a value exchange layer for Web 3.0
Speaking at the Singapore FinTech Festival, Ethereum’s creator discusses DeFi adoption and why he expects Ethereum’s ‘killer ecosystem’ to grow over the next few years.
Ethereum drives crypto comeback as US tax fears leave market unfazed
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum rises and rivals follow. Taxing times for US investors. New life for reborn crypto miner.
How Singapore is looking at Web 3.0 and DeFi as it prepares for a digital Singapore dollar
Speaking at the Singapore FinTech Festival, Singapore central bank chief Ravi Menon announces the launch of Project Orchid, a digital dollar project.
Will El Salvador’s lead on Bitcoin inspire others to follow suit?
The Central American nation is the first to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. As many countries face similar issues of large unbanked population and high remittance fees, will others follow suit?
Bitcoin and Ethereum prices soar to new all-time highs, crypto market now worth $3 trillion
BTC and ETH are surging to dizzying new heights today as part of a broader crypto market rally. What’s going on?
Ethereum hits new all-time high; S Korea says NFTs not virtual assets
Ethereum hits new all-time high meanwhile South Korea says NFTs not virtual assets
New Hong Kong youth association hopes to nurture ‘patriotic fintech talents’
The city’s disaffected post-protest youth and recent statistics suggest a brain drain in the city’s future.
What are the digital assets powering the DeFi revolution?
Digital assets are disrupting financial services in ways not seen since the Middle Ages, writes Alex Tapscott of Ninepoint Partners. Here is the taxonomy for the future of finance.
South Korean regulator confirms that NFTs are not virtual assets
The country will follow global crypto guidelines in excluding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from its categorization of virtual assets — meaning income from NFTs may remain untaxed in Korea.
Disrupting the status quo: Why the world needs decentralization
The familiarity of centralized systems may feel comforting, but decentralized technologies like blockchain are the wave of the future, writes Corey Petty of Status.
Canaan sues over patent infringement; PayTM considers crypto services
Canaan sues over patent infringement also, PayTM considers crypto services
What Solana prices will be at the end of 2021 and beyond
As Solana surges to new all-time highs, 50 fintech experts surveyed by Finder offer predictions on SOL’s price outlook for the end of the year and longer-term.
Is 2021 the year of crypto’s coming of age?
Blockdata co-founder Jonathan Knegtel thinks so. Almost a teenager, Bitcoin is reaching a level of maturity that’s defying the predictions of its critics.
Asia-Middle East multiple CBDC bridge builds out business use cases for international payments
22 private sector finance heavyweights together with the BIS and central banks of China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and UAE aim to achieve a production-ready international trade settlement platform using CBDCs.
Crypto mining rig maker Canaan sues two Chinese tech companies over patent infringement
Canaan is seeking $14 million in alleged losses from Shenzhen HighSharp Electronic Technology and Sichuan Yinbimei Technology.
Fashion, art, games and community: What does a decentralized metaverse mean for you?
The idea of the metaverse has gone from the realm of science fiction to the latest business model of major companies from Facebook to Nike. What do metaverses powered by blockchain look like, and why is there so much interest in Decentraland?
DBS’ digital assets under custody surge 200% in Q3, bank to scale up digital exchange
DBS Bank — Southeast Asia’s largest lender — intends to scale its crypto exchange as it invests in blockchain and wants to be nimble to adapt to how DeFi evolves.
The Bitcoin-energy connection intensifies
Equities and Bitcoin have a clearly demonstrated bond, but now oil is strengthening its relationship to crypto, too
What is the Solana ecosystem and how is it fueling SOL’s stratospheric rise?
Solana prices keep cresting to new heights, making SOL a top-five cryptocurrency by size. What makes Solana and its ecosystem stand out? Forkast.News explains.
How DeFi regulation can propel the next economic revolution
DeFi is here to stay, but regulations are still lacking. Jason Blick of EQIBank explores the challenges and how authorities can move forward.
e-CNY scam investigated; S Korea gets metaverse bug
e-CNY scam investigated meanwhile S Korea gets metaverse bug
K-pop sensation BTS gets ready to sell NFTs, as label looks to cash in on loyal A.R.M.Y fanbase
BTS’ label dreams bigger than just dominating the K-pop world — they want to digitize the IP even more.
South Korea’s Kakao, Com2uS, others race toward the metaverse
Information Technology (IT) firms in South Korea set up shop in the realm of the metaverse, with their first step being non-fungible token (NFT) platforms.
Chinese police raid what may be the nation’s first e-CNY money-laundering case
Police crack a tele-fraud case related to digital yuan money laundering, potentially thanks to the CBDC’s ‘managed anonymity’ feature.
Why archiving the internet is vital and how a decentralized web can help | Ep. 6
Why archiving the internet is vital for the future, how a decentralized web can help, and why looking at history is a good way to predict the future
How subscription-based social media could lead to DLT’s mass adoption
Pay-for-play on Web 3.0 will instigate seismic shifts from centralized social media to community-driven platforms, writes Solo Ceesay of Calaxy. How would it work?