Nick Chong · 4 hours ago · 2 min read · Insights via Grayscale Investments
Bitcoin › Adoption
Bitcoin SegWit transactions now constitute over 40% of all Bitcoin network activity as adoption continues steady growth amongst scalability concerns.
China › Adoption
Chinese conglomerate Tencent is aiming to launch a range of distributed ledger technology-based solutions with both taxation and ride-sharing onto the blockchain by partnering with government and local developers.
Bitcoin › Technology
Japan’s GMO Internet Group officially announced the June 7th release of its new Bitcoin mining card— “GMO Miner B2”, marking a new era of powerful, energy-efficient processing units as the world’s first 7nm consumer mining card.
EOS › Altcoins
EOS is set to launch its mainnet on June 2nd, but statistics from EOSAuthority, a block producer candidate in London, reveal that 65% of users have not registered their tokens for the upcoming migration.
The privacy and security-focused coin Verge has been subject to yet another 51% attack, seeing a price of XVG drop 15% over the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin Cash › Altcoins
A development fund for Bitcoin Cash is seen by CNBC’s Brian Kelly as a possible catalyst for an upside breakout in price and the coin’s recent performance amongst a market-wide downtrend indicates strong support from the community.
The decentralized exchange protocol, 0x, announced a significant update in the form of V2.
Korea › Altcoins
ICON (ICX) has announced a new partnership with LINE Corporation, the Japanese-based app development company best known for its LINE social media platform.
China › Altcoins
Wanchain has continued to steadily develop its platform with the goal of providing a private cross-chain smart contract ecosystem that enabling a confidential distributed financial infrastructure.
Mastercard CFO: Lack of Crypto Wallet Funding Is Partly Why Cross-Border Transaction Growth Is In Decline
Quarterly cross-border transaction growth for Mastercard declined by 2% over the last year partly due to the lack of customers using the service to purchase cryptocurrencies, according to Mastercard’s CFO.
Australia › Adoption
UNICEF Australia is helping to pioneer a new advertising and donation revenue stream by allowing users to donate their computational power and mine cryptocurrency through their browsers.
Cardano › Analysis
The Cardano Project begins to take shape with the announcement of two testnets alongside major advancements in providing a provably secure Proof of Stake protocol.
Request Network announced that it has partnered with Wikimedia Foundation to provide a transparent donation mechanism for one of the internet’s most popular websites.
This Friday saw the first annual meeting of Korea’s Open Blockchain Industrial Association where ICON’s parent company, the Loop, attended talks alongside electronics industry giants such as SK Telecom, LG, and Hyundai as well as two of the countries largest banks, Sinhan and Hana.
The COSS platform has taken one step closer to becoming a multifunctional crypto gateway, with this month’s latest roadmap release is expected to mark the start of first cross-border fiat to crypto pairing with the support of USD, EUR, and SGD currencies.
Bitcoin › Analysis
The Bitcoin ATM Black Market: Regulatory Blind Spot Allows Crypto Traders To Subvert KYC Requirements
Buying and selling Bitcoin in America’s capital city just became even easier with the recent rollout of 20 Bitcoin ATMs across Washington DC.
Nano blockchain’s latest version 12 update looks set to quell investor concerns after a rocky development cycle and intermittent disruption across supporting exchanges.