last year Minsk made a strategic decision to embrace crypto, surprising many of its critics. In December, President Lukashenko Decree №8 to legalize cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts. It on March 28 and introduces tax breaks and other incentives for crypto-related activities until 2023, in order to...
Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit will launch Korea’s first cryptocurrency index. The concept is to provide a standard index which can measure market conditions by suggesting and creating a coin quote standard. Dubbed the UBCI (Upbit Crypto Index), the index will be measured from four market indices based on long-term transactional data...
China filed the most blockchain patents with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2017, according to Thomson Reuter’s statistics. Out of all blockchain patents filed around the world, China accounted for 49%, while the United States came second with 33%. Among the top 100 patent-filing organizations, the PBOC dominated the list, with three...
While bitcoin is the best known and most valuable crypto currency, its blockchain faces numerous challenges - mostly privacy and scalability related. To overcome these challenges and expand the crypto currencies as a whole, tech pioneers have created many new alternative currencies aka altcoins, each with its own blockchain....
The fact that computer or mobile games enable in-app purchases with virtual money is nothing special. Individual games also offer players rewards in crypto currencies. Players of the new Japanese game "Itadaki Dungeon" can earn some Milli-Bitcoins with a bit of luck. Itadaki Dungeon is a free 2D action game...
In the case of an airdrop or a hard fork, where "free crypto money" is available, the hype is particularly high in advance. Unfortunately, many investors only find out too late or shortly before the actual event what possibilities there are to profit from it. After more than 20 Bitcoin...
The Cloud Act was passed with a federal law on 23.03.2018. The law allows law enforcement agencies to request online information from any other country in the world without any real reason or suspicion. The Cloud Act was introduced by the Republican Senator Orrin Hatch with the support of both...
Jessel Lund (IBM) recently announced that the company has been working with central banks on digital currency projects for some time and that the launch of a CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) is imminent. The Head of Blockchain Solutions and Financial Services, Jessel Lund of IBM, has announced in a...
Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein is currently inviting companies of all kinds to his country that deal with the topic of blockchain. The Principality of Liechtenstein was said to be the best place for the crypto community to stay. Ethereum founder Yanislav Malahov, who chose the headquarters for his...
Hackers demand Bitcoin | Hackers have shut down key computer systems in the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia, and are demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to reactivate the affected systems. Hackers demand Bitcoin: situation completely unclear The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, announced the attack in a press conference on Thursday,...