In this edition of the Forkast Forecasts, the founder and CEO at Sonic Capital and former Bitcoin.com CEO shares his views on the growth of decentralized finance and big partnerships in the crypto community.
In this inaugural Forkast Forecast, the co-founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph offers his views on China’s blockchain drive and what the industry will be like in 2021.
As space becomes increasingly commercialized, blockchain has the potential to be the backbone of this new economic frontier, says Jeff Garzik of SpaceChain.
After crackdowns on crypto exchanges, China is now freezing bank accounts. Why is the world’s largest bitcoin producer tightening the vise over its miners?
Diginex CEO Richard Byworth reveals that world’s largest cryptocurrency companies are now seeking his advice on going public. How did Diginex do it?
DeFi’s explosive gains in 2020 may look like the 2017 ICO craze all over again. But Chyna Qu of DeFiner explains why the two are very different.
China’s DCEP digital yuan and new US interest in digital dollar are fueling sense of urgency on CBDCs — as blockchain firm ConsenSys paves the way.
Bitcoin and crypto mining now use more energy than some nations. To help lead fintech into a greener future, Ripple pledges to be carbon net-zero by 2030.
India is now a vibrant cryptocurrency hub, but its future remains uncertain. Sathvik Viswanath of Unocoin explains what’s holding back the nation of 1.3 billion.
Most artists earn a pittance and have little bargaining power against record labels and streaming platforms. But blockchain could level the playing field.
The ‘Time for Trust’ report downplays the growing impact that blockchain is having on China’s economy. Here’s what’s really going on with this technology.
By promoting transparency and data security, blockchain is poised to transform international trade. Dr. Geoff Jiang of Ant Group explains how.
Australians can buy bitcoin from post offices and use cryptocurrency in soda vending machines. But are confusing tax policies discouraging wider adoption?
Ahead of the revamped blockchain platform’s July 7 launch, TRON’s flamboyant founder woos fans with gifts. But some netizens find him hard to love.
Game of Thrones at the world’s largest bitcoin mining rig maker culminates, in this week’s episode, with a once-exiled company founder storming and seizing back the corporate castle.
Cinemas are closed, Netflix is here, but torrent providers renew their careers!
The Covid-battered economy and Magic Leap’s woes are blowing headwinds at the nascent industry. But AR software, ads and mobile platforms offer hope.
China will soon have its first bachelor’s program in blockchain. Why isn’t the talent-starved industry more excited?
Blockchain education conundrum: China wants blockchain growth, but its tech labor supply “quality” falls short of high employer demands. A Forkast.News exclusive report on a new program in Chengdu and clues to what might be holding China back.
Aside from concerns about mismanagement, what else is causing Canaan to flounder? Forkast.News analyzes Canaan and the many storms — including the Covid economy and the next Bitcoin halving — now rocking the world of crypto mining.
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.
In this first article of a three-part Forkast.News series, we will examine how blockchain can — and can’t — disrupt the world’s telecom industry, and take a closer look at where efforts are falling flat.
China’s blockchain policy for enterprises is similar to that of the public sector: provide more efficiency and disintermediation. What’s different about enterprise policy is the added element of competitiveness.
Indonesia is a country of 17,508 islands and 260 million people, including 171 million internet users. It’s a huge market, dominated by the digital economy that’s ripe for blockchain disruption.
Although Switzerland’s Crypto Valley may seek to become a global blockchain hub, its government is too slow to adopt the technology even as Facebook’s Libra incorporates in the country, according to Trust Square cofounder Daniel Gasteiger.
Using blockchain to handle patients’ data can lay the groundwork for genetic tests, telemedicine and AI.
Ethereum has amassed a nearly unbeatable network effect, but regulatory compliance is still a major hurdle.
Over the past few decades, the internet boom has been helping fill the information gap in our society. Online businesses such as those in e-commerce and social media emerged to help the world share information more efficiently, allowing for the digital transformation of traditionally “offline” industries. Despite the many years of effort, however, this digital […]
WATCH: OECD: The Next Big Thing — Major Developments in DLT from Industry & Governments in the Year Ahead
To celebrate the end of 2020, here is a Forkast.News editor favorite from our archives — a story that still rings fresh, true and — in a world now measured in nanoseconds — timeless. What is holding back mainstream adoption? What role do governments need or want to play? The Next Big Thing plenary panel […]
Trustless payment methods were the first disruption blockchain brought to the financial industry. The second wave of disruption came about when the ICO boomed in 2017 as a way to reach a larger market of investors through crowdfunding smart contracts on Ethereum. In 2017 alone, ICOs raised around $7 billion. More recently, we’re seeing the […]
Edited June 23, 2019 Key Highlights Dec. 9, 2018 — Gerald Cotten QuadrigaCX CEO dies of complications from Crohn’s disease while in India. Dec. 10, 2018 — Jaipur Police release NOC (No Objection Certificate) to Cotten’s widow, allowing her to return to Canada with the body of her husband. Jan. 2019 — QuadrigaCX announces CEO’s death. It […]
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce urges for sensible crypto regulation to support innovation and protect U.S. industry interests.
The trading app Robinhood has partnered with Ethereum scaling solution Arbitrum to offer token swaps in its self-custody wallet.
The financial watchdog contends the payment may be intended to avoid future judgments and should instead aid investors and creditors.
Sam Bankman-Fried’s legal team argues for a lighter prison term, criticizing the 100-year recommendation as excessive.
After a brief withdrawal, HTX reapplies for a Hong Kong crypto trading license.
Craig Wright’s claim as Bitcoin creator faces scrutiny in court with new evidence and testimonies.
Following criticism, StarkWare adjusts its STRK token release schedule to ensure a more gradual release over the coming years.
Greg Solano’s return as Yuga Labs CEO spurs a significant increase in Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT prices.
Montenegro court approves extradition of Terraform Labs’ Do Kwon to the US, where he faces fraud charges.
Animoca Brands announces partnerships with OKX Wallet, Crypto.com DeFi Wallet, and Halo Wallet, elevating the user experience in the Mocaverse network.
New cryptophone by Aptos and Jambo priced at US$99 targets customers in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Bonk will join Ethereum-based memecoins such as Dogecoin and Shiba Inu on the platform.
The NFT landscape evolves with DN404, a fresh rival to the ERC-404 standard.
The rise of ERC-404 tokens brings a new dimension to the Ethereum blockchain, blending the characteristics of ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.
International tug of war over Kwon’s fate takes a new turn with Montenegro court’s reversal on extradition.
Crypto criminals with more than US$3.76 billion in profits may face life in South Korea.
Only two exchanges are licensed to provide crypto trading services to Hong Kong’s retail sector so far.
Industry giants Tether and Yakovenko invest in Oobit’s $25M funding round.
Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen must pay almost US$7 million in Yuga Labs’ attorneys’ fees, court documents show.
Genesis, in bankruptcy, seeks court approval to sell Bitcoin and Ether trust assets worth US$1.6 billion.
Crypto derivatives exchange Bybit seeks to enter Hong Kong’s market with a new license application.
Tether reports a record US$2.85 billion profit last quarter as its USDT soars towards US$100 billion market cap
The “One BNB Paradigm” aims to streamline BNB Chain’s ecosystem, focusing on DeFi, gaming, and AI.
Non-fungible tokens (NFT) marketplace OpenSea is reportedly considering acquisition proposals. According to DL News, OpenSea Chief Executive Officer Devin Finzer said the firm has not ruled out the possibility of selling the company, and indicated a willingness to engage with interested parties. ”We think that if the right partnership comes along, then that’s something we […]
Transak integrates with Visa Direct to simplify crypto-to-fiat transactions globally.
A GME-themed meme coin, not affiliated with the video game retailer GameStop, is replicating the company’s meme stock frenzy on the Solana blockchain.
The total value of stolen crypto decreased last year but the number of individual hacking incidents grew.
Analysts at JPMorgan slash Coinbase rating to underweight, questioning ETF impact.