Ripple expands XRP into NFTs amid escalating legal battles
As court grants CEO request to obtain info from Binance to bolster defense in SEC lawsuit, Ripple seeks to expand use cases for XRP Ledger.
Ether price and trading volume surging as Ethereum upgrade goes live
Ethereum’s London hard fork sees a smooth launch as the crypto market sends Ether’s price soaring.
China continues e-CNY pilot; Google allows crypto advertising
China continues e-CNY pilot also Google allows crypto advertising
Ethereum rising: 3 reasons why Ether’s price could soon break $3,000
Will Google greenlighting US crypto ads, Ethereum’s London upgrade and clearer regulations pave the way for another Ether price rally?
Google lifts crypto advertising ban
In a long-awaited reversal of a 2018 policy decision, Google will allow crypto exchanges and wallets to advertise on its platform in the U.S. But not everyone’s happy.
DBS Bank’s digital exchange assets surge 60% in Q2
DBS eyes bigger investor base as digital assets under custody top US$100 million.
Could Ethereum’s upgrade affect miners’ manipulations for extra profits?
Cryptocurrency miners are front-running Ethereum transactions to make profits called MEV that critics decry as unfair. What can be done about it?
How blockchain can bring litigation finance to small investors
Investing in litigation was once limited to the wealthy. But a lawsuit’s monetary potential can now be tokenized for sale to the masses. Is that a good idea?
Ethereum upgrade closely watched; India launches e-RUPI voucher
Ethereum upgrade closely watched also India launches e-RUPI voucher
Taxing times for crypto. Ethereum hard fork takes knife to fees. Tencent bets on NFTs.
Top blockchain and crypto news: Is Ethereum’s price flatlining on eve of revolution? Uncle Sam wants pay to play. China’s Big Tech toes the line with NFTs.
Canaan grows crypto rig sales as Chinese miners tool up abroad
North America emerges as hardware demand hotspot amid Beijing’s regulatory onslaught against cryptocurrency sector.
Ethereum prices hit resistance as major London Upgrade looms
ETH rose in a historic run in anticipation of ‘Ethereum halving’ — but dipped on the eve of the London hard fork. Forkast.News asks top cryptocurrency analysts to find out why.
Ethereum addresses using DeFi soar 65% to over 2.9M
The Ethereum ecosystem is continuing to see strong growth, with institutional capital ‘flooding’ into decentralized finance and decentralized autonomous organizations flourishing.
United Nations-associated NFT art project builds on Polkadot to fight climate change
The DigitalArt4Climate NFT initiative aims to promote art via blockchain technology to inspire environmental activism around the world.
Hong Kong crypto crime surges; Tencent launches NFT platform
Hong Kong crypto crime surges as Tencent launches NFT platform.
Blockchain applications that will change the world in the next 5 years
The next half decade will see mass adoption of decentralized technology, writes Max Kordek of Lisk. Here are the leading uses.
Will Facebook’s metaverse future transform how we live online?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for metaverses — online worlds that one day will replace big parts of our offline lives. But some say that future is already here.
China maintains crypto market pressure; J-Pop stars offer NFT advice
China maintains crypto market pressure. On the other hand, J-Pop stars offer NFT advice.
Chinese central bank shows no sign of softening stance on crypto
People’s Bank of China vows to keep sector under ‘heavy pressure’ as it pushes digital yuan.
Binance in Malaysia ban as it ends derivatives trading in Germany, Italy, Netherlands
World’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange steps up compliance and cuts product offerings, with a ban in Malaysia and end of lucrative derivatives business in three EU nations.
How NFTs can track patient consent for clinical trials and give you greater control over your own health data
A new NFT platform built on Hedera Hashgraph aims to give patients greater control over their health information. How does it work?
How Wall Street’s ‘best-kept secret’ now fuels high cryptocurrency yields
Celsius Network CEO says crypto lenders are using Wall Street’s ‘safest’ business tactic to provide high interest rates to customers. What are the risks?
Busan plans digital asset exchange; Tencent launches digital IOUs:
Busan plans digital asset exchange meanwhile Tencent launches digital IOUs.
10 key blockchain developments in healthcare toward Covid-19 in 2021
Blockchain technology is part of the important work being done toward a safer and healthier world. Lucas Schweiger of Blockdata summarizes this year’s strides forward.
Bitcoin mining difficulty rising again as miners resettle and get back to work
The global Bitcoin hashrate is now on an uptrend as miners pushed out by China resettle on friendlier shores and resume investing big money in mining equipment.
India admits it has no good data on crypto exchanges, despite years of debate over regulations
Speaking to Parliament, India’s finance minister reveals that the government does not know how many crypto exchanges India has nor the number of crypto users.
Robinhood’s IPO is just the start of an investing class war
What is Robinhood really worth, now that it’s a public company? Perhaps its true value depends on who you are.
Chinese authorities swoop on 380 suspected crypto and wire fraud groups in 1H 2021
Wire fraud, including cryptocurrency-related fraud, becomes fastest-growing crime as scams — some even involving China’s digital yuan project — proliferate.
Crypto retirement plans are on the rise. Are they a good idea?
Tokenization is creating new ways to invest. 3 crypto firms are partnering to also offer crypto retirement portfolios and inheritance planning.
India admits no crypto data; Korean crypto investor numbers plummet
Number of new South Korean crypto investors have tanked in the month of June as crypto mining investments boom outside China.
Is Bitcoin mining hot again? These crypto insiders think so
Despite China’s crackdowns on Bitcoin mining and growing consternation about crypto mining’s carbon footprint, some miners are betting big on a rosy future.
Crypto mining rig giant Bitmain divests from AntPool, the world’s biggest mining pool
Bitmain’s move comes amid China’s crypto mining crackdowns and AntPool’s shrinking hashrate. Is Bitmain gussying up for an IPO?
Why blockchain technology is integral to a future of net-zero carbon emissions
Shifting to renewable energy is now a global goal. Using electric vehicles as an example, Author Joseph Jacobelli examines how digital technologies like blockchain will lead the way to a greener planet.
Battle for blockchain talent is heating up. What and where are the crypto jobs?
Flush with capital, blockchain and crypto firms are on a hiring spree. Here’s how the battle for crypto talent is playing out.
Amber Group launches CreatorFi NFT initiative to bridge traditional, crypto worlds
Hong Kong-based crypto financial services company Amber Group wants to bridge the gap between creators, collectors and platforms looking to get into NFTs and the crypto space.
Bitmain spins off Antpool; Binance CEO willing to step down
Binance CEO CZ confirms that a new executive may lead the organization. Meanwhile, Bitmain spins off one of the world’s largest mining pool Antpool.
Robinhood readies IPO as risks cast shadow over future earnings potential
The fee-free trading platform’s initial public offering promises plenty of action for retail investors, but pitfalls may lie in wait amid trading volatility and wider adoption of business model.