Until recently, the use of blockchain in elections was perceived as nothing more than an experiment. However, during the recent United States presidential election, some tried to turn the public's perception of the possibilities of blockchain technology. For example, the Associated Press, one of the largest U.S. media...
Bitcoin could consolidate for a few more days as the action shifts to Ether, XRP, and other large-cap altcoins.
Gnosis, one of Ethereum’s earliest ICOs, is spinning up a DAO that uses a novel mode of governance you’ve probably never heard of.The newly launched GnosisDAO will allow Gnosis users to vote on platform governance and development.Gnosis CEO Martin Köppelmann told CoinDesk the DAO’s voting proposals “can be...
The U.S. government is using Circle’s USDC to bypass Venezuelan blockades. Chainalaysis is looking to raise $100 million in fresh capital at a $1 billion valuation. Billions of dollars from institutional players are flowing into Coinbase. And VanEck found that bitcoin is less volatile than a quarter of...
Cash usage has lost a ton of ground to digital payments as the pandemic has changed the way people transact worldwide. Some experts have recently argued that central bank digital currencies could solve the problem of leaving that payments data in the hands of major tech platforms.In a...
PayPal’s chief executive believes cryptocurrencies are on the verge of mainstream adoption as more businesses and consumers flock to “digital payments and digital forms of currency.” In an interview with CNBC, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital forms of payments. PayPal...
Bitcoin (BTC) has more than doubled since its latest block subsidy halving and is now outpacing its last bull run.Data compiled by on-chain monitoring resource ChartsBTC on Nov. 23 shows that versus its two previous halvings, Bitcoin in 2020 is right on track to deliver major price gains.Bitcoin...
The Chinese city of Suzhou will be the second to roll out a “red envelope” trial for the forthcoming digital yuan, according to a report in local media outlet The Paper.Following the successful pilot scheme run in the city of Shenzhen last month, insiders say that the Suzhou...
Ripple, the payment services using digital currency XRP, is looking for an expert specializing in central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs.According to a recent job posting by Ripple, the firm is seeking a senior director of central bank engagements focusing on supporting CBDC initiatives with Ripple’s real-time gross settlement...
Since the price of BTC has exceeded a new height of $18,000 in the past two years, more and more renowned investment institutions are rushing into the market. It’s because a large number of traditional funds started to focus on the digital asset market that we have ushered in...