Monthly Archives: May 2018

Spain: Innovation-Aimed Crypto Regulation Wins Cross-Party Support in Congress

Draft legislation that would favorably regulate blockchain and crypto has received unanimous support in the Spanish Congress. Draft legislation that would favorably regulate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has received unanimous support in the Spanish Congress, Europa Press reported yesterday, May 30. The draft initiative, agreed upon with the majority parliamentary party Partido Popular (People’s Party), won the support of all parties present at the House Finance and Public Function Committee meeting on Wednesday.   The document calls for a review of regulations pertaining to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin […]

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Promoted: Blockchain-Based Architecture For Project Management

Amid the meteoric rise of the global freelance economy, entrepreneurs, creative nomads and independent teams are becoming a large majority of today’s workforce. As this new model for work develops, establishing productive working systems between contractors, businesses and talent becomes a key component to success. For many businesses, managing the dynamics of an already dynamic ecosystem can seem arduous. The first place to start when designing a working system within such a dynamic environment is to address data points that must be verified as true for a […]

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Brisbane International is Now the World’s First Crypto-Friendly Airport

Last January news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Brisbane Airport in Australia preparing to accept cryptocurrencies. Now today all the merchants and airport terminals accept various digital assets such as bitcoin core, dash, ethereum, and steem making it one of the friendliest cryptocurrency airports in the world. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Merchants at Brisbane International Airport Now Accept Various Cryptocurrencies   Individuals traveling to Brisbane or the South East Queensland area in Australia can now spend various cryptocurrencies at the Brisbane International Airport. The […]

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Hong Kong: Central Bank Digital Currency ‘not Clearly Superior to’ Existing Infrastructure

A Hong Kong government official has stated that there are no plans to issue a central bank digital currency, as the existing payment systems work just fine. Hong Kong will not currently issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC), citing the existence of already efficient payment infrastructure, according to a government press release published yesterday, May 30. Joseph Chan, the Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in the Legislative Council, said in response to questions about both the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the […]

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Weiss Ratings Publishes Complete List of 93 Cryptocurrency Ratings

US independent rating agency, Weiss Ratings, has published its complete list of 93 cryptocurrency ratings. The company has upgraded its BTC rating to B-. The list shows 14 coins with B ratings including ETH, IOTA, NEO, XRP, STEEM, TRX, and XLM. Fifty-four of the rated cryptocurrencies carry C ratings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Complete List of 93 Crypto Ratings On Tuesday, May 29, Weiss Ratings made public its complete list of 93 cryptocurrencies rated by the company. The American independent rating agency, […]

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Blockchain Fitness App Partners With Dallas Mavericks As Launch Nears

sponsored Dallas Mavericks, a professional basketball team, is partnering with an upcoming, blockchain-based fitness app. A blockchain-based ecosystem that motivates people to exercise and lead healthy lifestyles has unveiled new partnerships with a major sports star and professional basketball team as it edges closer to launch. Lympo’s app incentivizes everyday users to meet fitness goals – such as burning calories or paying frequent visits to the gym – and they are rewarded with a specially created crypto token when these achievements are reached. Its fitness wallet can […]

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US: Inventor Of Beats Headphones Applies To SEC For $300 Mln ICO

Monster Products, the company that signed away rights to its Beats headphones, is planning a comeback via a multimillion-dollar ICO. Embattled headphone manufacturer Monster Products Inc. has applied to U.S. regulators to launch a giant $300 mln Initial Coin Offering (ICO), a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing signed May 25 confirms. Monster, which began trading in 1978 but in recent years became infamous for signing away the rights to its Beats headphones, now plans to issue 500 mln Monster Money Network (MMNY) tokens, selling 60% in […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Asus Creates 20-GPU Mining Motherboard

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature news from all over the world. These stories include a new multi-GPU mining motherboard from Taiwan’s Asu; a Singaporean businessman acquiring a Japanese exchange; some ripple-loving alleged Russian hackers shaking down Canadian banks; and a Colombian soccer star launching his own coin. Also Read: Austrian Financial Market Authority Stops ‘Active Managed Mining’ Operation H370 Mining Master Asus (TWSE: 2357), the Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer, has announced a new motherboard that increases density with support for up to 20 graphics […]

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Bitcoin For America: Cryptocurrencies In Campaign Finance

In the wake of the 2018 election cycle, candidates turn to crypto donations to fill their coffers. Last week, Secretary of State of Colorado Wayne Williams proposed a new set of rules for financing political campaigns, which now includes a section on cryptocurrencies. The original edition of the draft introduces the same caps for crypto donations as for fiat ones, while limiting anonymous contributions to $20. The move renders the overall picture of individual states’ handling political crypto contributions spottier than ever, as the last few months […]

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Philippines’ Crypto Wallet Reaches 5 Million Users, Adds More Coins

Averaging more than a million onboardings per year, Philippines’ Coins.ph announced it reached a whopping five million users this week for its mobile payments application (app) and hot crypto wallet. Not content with merely adding numbers for their own sake, the company also revealed it would add two new popular coins: bitcoin cash (BCH) and ether (ETH). Also read: Bitgrail Exchange Ordered Down Indefinitely as Italian Court Upholds Halt Philippines’ Coins.ph Hits 5mil User Milestone Founder Ron Hose enthusiastically explained, “We are excited and proud to provide […]

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