Cole Petersen · 6 hours ago · 2 min read · Insights via Ari Paul
Japan › Adoption
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the CEO of Japanese electronic Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, announced that his company is planning a new cryptocurrency based on their existing customer rewards points.
Bitcoin › Adoption
Square CEO Jack Dorsey has increased his support for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and said that Square isn’t limited to buying and selling bitcoins but will look to improve on its support as a number of users continues to increase.
Russia › ICOs
The popular messaging app Telegram seems on track to reach its goal of raising $1 billion for its ICO to create the TON network.
Ethereum › Uncategorized
ETHGlobal appeals to the Ethereum network’s passionate developing community by providing it with several tools and support to create a worldwide hackathon network.
Coinbase › San Francisco › Adoption
Coinbase Commerce could soon offer merchants and vendors a quick and convenient way of implementing crypto payment solutions on their platforms.
India › Regulation
The Indian government recently declared Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies illegal tender within its borders which has since seen crypto exchanges all over the country scrambling to create a plan of action.
The former child actor and current cryptocurrency entrepreneur, Brock Pierce has vowed to give away $1 billion of his cryptocurrency fortune to a blockchain network with charitable intentions.
A brand new crypto startup, LoopX, seems to have completely vanished shortly after raising $4.5 million in their ICO token sale.
China › Regulation
In a brand new strategic move to completely eradicate the crypto and ICO industry from their market, China has decided to block access to any cryptocurrency and ICO-related website to anyone within the mainland’s borders.
U.S. › Regulation
The crypto markets experienced a significant recovery on news that US regulators confirmed that they intended on adopting a “do no harm” approach when it comes to cryptocurrency regulation in an attempt to meet the demands of the new digital era.
As the cryptocurrency market continues to drop, more and more financial services providers, especially credit card issuers are refusing to support cryptocurrency payments.
Bittrex › Seattle › Exchanges
In a recent podcast, Bittrex CEO, Bill Shihara, revealed that the popular cryptocurrency exchange will allow users to make USD deposits and hinted at the platform possibly dumping Tether.
Seattle › Culture
American football player, Richard Sherman, has always been an avid supporter of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, but not so much when it comes to his grandmother.
China › Regulation
Hong Kong is planning to launch a series of television ads that warn viewers about the dangers and risks associated with buying into ICOs and cryptocurrencies.
ConsenSys-Backed Omega One Recruits Wall Street Veterans to Create the Financial Market of the Future
In another sign that decentralized exchanges are taking over, ConsenSys mesh company, Omega One, announced it has recruited four Wall Street veterans to aid in creating a next-generation decentralized cryptocurrency exchange.
Almost overnight, Robinhood has made itself a force to be reckoned with in the cryptocurrency trading space.