Is crypto in a deep funk? Think again
Beyond the bear market, Web3 technology is shining bright in gaming and music, writes Hannes Graah of Gro. Are we at a tipping point for mass adoption?
Is the Philippines on track to becoming a blockchain hub?
The Philippines now ranks 2nd in the world for crypto adoption, but its path ahead is unclear, writes Emman Navalan. What are the hurdles it must overcome?
Interpol issues red notice for Do Kwon, says South Korean prosecutor
South Korea is pursuing different options to get custody of Do Kwon as the Terraform Labs CEO faces charges for his alleged involvement in the multibillion collapse of the Terra-LUNA stablecoin project.
Future of CBDCs & Stablecoins
Can regulators strike a balance between innovation and regulation of stablecoins and CBDCs? We take a closer look in today’s episode of TDF.
U.S. Fed has growing interest in CBDCs, says Jeng at Crypto Council for Innovation
Linda Jeng, chief regulatory officer and general counsel at the Crypto Council for Innovation said the U.S. has seen the writing on the wall and is expanding the conversation about cryptocurrency, in comments at Forkast’s “Crypto Rising: CBDCs & Stablecoins: The Asia Perspective.”
Philippine central bank sees stablecoins as key to make payments more efficient
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Director Mhel Plabasan said the central bank has adopted a flexible approach on the digital assets.
‘Act smart, but act fast’: Industry experts say there’s no time to waste addressing stablecoins, CBDCs in Asia
Panelists at Forkast’s “Crypto Rising: CBDCs & Stablecoins: The Asia Perspective,” co-hosted by the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), said tackling the technology requires international cooperation and flexibility to not stifle innovation.
Binance stablecoin conversion controversial, but what does it mean for users?
Binance generated controversy when it told customers it would convert their holdings in three stablecoins to its own stablecoin. Some analysts say the concerns are overblown, others disagree.
Why YOU should back Ethereum’s Fork
The SEC’s plans for POS regulation could make Ethereum’s POW fork more attractive. Chinese miner Chandler Guo joins us to talk about it.
Terra chief faces arrest as South Korea ramps up global manhunt
Top blockchain and crypto news: Where is Do Kwon hiding out? Ethereum Merge mood fading fast. China’s digital yuan draws scrutiny Down Under.
China to expand digital yuan trials within its most populous provinces
The entirety of the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hebei and Sichuan will be piloting the e-CNY by end 2022, says central bank official.
Binance’s crypto keys; What’s after the Merge?
Binance takes the headlines today as they lead the funding of blockchain security specialists Salus Security.
South Korea unlikely to push out crypto regulation before the U.S., authority says
South Korea’s top financial watchdog Monday said it is difficult for the country to establish laws overseeing the cryptocurrency industry in the country ahead of a common global regulatory framework as cross-border enforcement would be a key determinant of effectiveness.
Australia Senator says China’s CBDC may threaten national security
Amid the worsening relationship with China, one Australian Senator is trying to address possible national security concerns that may arise from Beijing’s Central Bank Digital Currency project.
Crypto research firm founder accused of promoting ICO for compensation
Self-described crypto influencer charged with violating SEC regulations by trading and promoting an initial coin offering under undisclosed financial terms.
If the UK wants to become a crypto hub, it must do better
Britain’s internal divisions could thwart its crypt ambitions, writes Nick Saponaro of Divi Labs. Will it be eclipsed by crypto-friendly Dubai?
SEC, Ripple seek summary judgment in attempt to speed up XRP lawsuit
The argument centers around if Ripple’s XRP sales were offerings of unregistered securities.
Ethereum’s PoW forks competing for market share see significant selloff
These PoW forks were created to keep revenue flowing for Ethereum’s miners, but plummeting prices put that plan at risk.
The world is still far from mass crypto adoption, says Vujinovic of OGroup
Maja Vujinovic, founder and CEO of OGroup, a financial services company with a focus on artificial intelligence and blockchain, spoke to Forkast about the future of digital assets at StartmeupHK Festival 2022.
Will Ethereum ever surpass Bitcoin? This is “The Flippening”
Many believe Ethereum is destined to overtake Bitcoin’s dominance in an event known as “The Flippening.” Find out if Ethereum’s reign is inevitable in this Forkast explainer.
Digital dollar takes another step in White House’s “first ever” digital assets framework
The Fed will continue its CBDC research as Republicans pressure the central bank to clarify its stance on digital dollar issuance.
For South Korea, making Do Kwon pay for his alleged crimes easier said than done
A member of the prosecuting team tells Forkast additional charges are likely to be leveled against Terraform Labs Chief Executive Officer Do Kwon following this week’s issuance of an arrest warrant for violating the country’s Capital Markets Act.
Terra CEO Do Kwon faces ‘illegal alien’ status in Singapore as Seoul cancels passport
Prosecutors investigating the man behind the US$37 billion wipeout of the Terra-LUNA cryptocurrency project are raising the stakes to get him back to South Korea.
Why the crypto space needs more women — as employees and at the top
The crypto labor force skews heavily male, which could impede the industry’s future growth, writes Lottie Wells of Wirex. Here are some ways to increase women’s participation.
SEC’s Gensler says proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies may be securities
When is a cryptocurrency a security and when is it not? Financial regulators around the world are raising that question. The answer that comes out of the U.S. may set the tone, but South Korea is also ahead in tackling it.
Merge finally arrives; India’s female traders
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – September 15, 2022 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Coming up on today’s show: Ethereum’s Merge is complete. Indian women start to plug into cryptocurrency trading. And finally, can the crypto world shrug off carbon footprint concerns? We’ll have more on those stories — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency […]
Women in India start to plug into cryptocurrency trading
Crypto exchanges in India say the number of female investors isn’t huge, but it is growing even as prices slide and new taxes eat into revenue.
Ethereum says Merge upgrade successfully completed, more to come
The Merge is a milestone in slashing electricity use on the Ethereum blockchain, but there are plenty more upgrades in the pipeline.