Bitcoin Went Through its Third Halving, Next Target

Source: Adobe/yuromanovich Bitcoin (BTC) just went through its third halving of the mining reward, which is jokingly referred to as ‘Halvation’ (halving + salvation) that should send the price of the most popular cryptocurrency to the Moon or even further. Today, on block 630,000, mined by AntPool, Bitcoin’s rate of new supply was cut in […]

Main Barrier to CBDC Is Philosophy Not Tech, Says European Central Bank Rep

A number of countries such as China and Sweden are already experimenting with central bank digital currencies, which are also referred to as CBDCs. The implementation of this new type of money requires a number of aspects including technology advancement and specific regulation. According to a key official at the European Central Bank, the main challenge of […]

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 19

Source: iStock/Michael Burrell Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by cryptocurrency exchanges that we found last week and today. Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here. _________________________________________ BilaxyListings:Dune Network (DUN)USD Coin (USDC) BinanceChromia (CHR)Removed trading pairs:Ambrosus / […]

Michelle Phan and Ashton Kutcher Bet on Bitcoin Rewards + More News

Michelle Phan. Source: A screenshot, Instagram/michellephan Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Investment news Lolli, a bitcoin (BTC) rewards company, has today announced the close of an oversubscribed USD 3 million Seed II funding round led by […]

This is How Bitcoin Changed Since Its Second Halving in 2016

Source: Adobe/portraitfoto.in The Bitcoin (BTC) mining reward is halving today, and the entire industry is focused on it to see what’ll happen afterward. Though we may not know what the future has in store for BTC, we know its past – and we know that in the four years since the second halving, many of […]

Can Central Bank Digital Currencies Protect Individual Privacy?

Crypto industry leaders and law experts debated the privacy implications of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) during the ‘Money Re-Imagined’ panel as part of Consensus:Distributed on May 11. Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary and former chief economist of the World Bank, argued that the current fiat monetary system exhibits issues of too much […]

Crypto Market Sentiment Drops in 7 Days, Even Bloodier in 24 Hours

Source: iStock/Koonsiri Boonnak The crypto market sentiment is not having a good day, or a good week for that matter. Not only has the combined moving average 7-day market sentiment measure, sentscore, for the top 10 coins dropped from last week’s 5.88 to 5.67/10 this week, as crypto market sentiment analysis service Omenics shows – […]

Leaders of the Digital Dollar Project Talk Privacy and the Next Century of Money

As part of the virtual conference Consensus 2020, three leaders of the Digital Dollar Project held an “ask me anything” session on Monday in which they went at length into their thoughts on the future of money in the United States. The speakers and the project The AMA featured J. Christopher Giancarlo and Daniel Gorfine, the […]

S Korea to Welcome Blockchain-powered Unlisted Stock Trading Platforms

Source: Adobe/kasto Two new blockchain-powered unlisted over-the-counter (OTC) stock trading platforms should launch in South Korea next year, with a third, rival platform already ready to open its doors for business. Per Fn News, a potentially groundbreaking cooperation between Dunamu, the operator of market-leading crypto exchange Upbit and Samsung’s Samsung Securities subsidiary is set to […]

Bybit Sees Record Volumes for Bitcoin Futures

Singapore-based derivatives exchange Bybit has seen record trading volumes on its Bitcoin futures during the weekend, crossing the $4.2 billion mark on May 10.  Bybit Bitcoin Futures Boom The surge in trading volume Bybit has seen during the weekend has put it among the top-performing derivatives exchanges on the market.  The company is now in […]