Tokenized bitcoin is coming to the Tezos blockchain.Announced Wednesday, the Bitcoin Association Switzerland, Tezos Foundation and multiple partners will issue the first tokenized version of bitcoin on the Tezos blockchain, tzBTC. The asset will also be the first vehicle for Tezos-based decentralized finance (DeFi), according to a press...
Power Ledger is moving into the French power market with a new partnership that enables the tracking and certification of green energy supplies on the blockchain.On April 1, the Australia-based blockchain startup announced a deal with French green energy retailer ekWateur that will enable French households to have...
Bitcoin trended higher along with many traditional markets Tuesday before changing direction and falling as U.S. stock trading closed.Over the past 24 hours, bitcoin (BTC) fell more than than 1 percent as of 20:30 UTC (4:30 p.m. EDT). By contrast, ether (ETH) rose by 1.5 percent. Most of...
Microsoft is throwing its weight behind the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) incubator, a six-week hackathon focused on green energy and sustainable cities. The winners of the not-for-profit BSIC incubator program, originally spun out of Ethereum studio ConsenSys, will be announced at the Global Virtual Earth Day on...
Experts are aligned in thinking the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is using a billion dollar cryptocurrency war chest to bust sanctions. The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, said Priscilla Moriuchi, head of nation-state research at Recorded Future, regarding the Hermit Kingdom's crypto-funded, trade-based, money-laundering...
Experts looking at how North Korea continues to import and export goods despite numerous sanctions agree the country’s $1.5 billion cryptocurrency war chest is used to fund an illicit web of trade networks and supply chains.Blockchain analytics company Chainalysis said it is “comfortable” with the $1.5 billion figure...
Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, has recorded its single biggest daily gain in over 20 days amid growing confidence in the platform, experts say.Ether (ETH) has been performing exceptionally well, thanks in large part to an April 6 close which saw the price finish up...
Shyft Network is adding yet another blockchain to its decentralized digital identification network.The Barbados-based firm announced its intentions to build out a Polkadot parachain based on Parity Technologies’ Substrate network. The move is part of Shyft’s larger effort to create a universal standard for cryptocurrency regulatory compliance. It...
A flood of class-action lawsuits were filed in New York Friday, taking aim at a number of major cryptocurrency projects.First reported by Offshore Alert, at least 10 complaints were filed in the Southern District of New York on April 3, alleging that the firms had sold crypto tokens...
Steven Waterhouse is the CEO and co-founder of Orchid, a privacy tool built on Ethereum designed to let people explore the internet freely.With the global coronavirus pandemic confining billions to their homes, masses of workers everywhere are adjusting to remote work for the first time. This shift is...