Shiraz is a cryptocurrency journalist and analyst living in Melbourne, Australia. When not exploring the emerging blockchain ecosystem, he loves to play the blues and dabble in the world of meditation.
Kin Plans to Keep Ethereum Token, But Fork Stellar Blockchain To Avoid Scalability Issues
Developers of Kin, the altcoin that facilitates transactions within the Kik ecosystem, are planning a fork from Stellar to steer clear of potential issues of scalability and high transaction fees.
Billionaire Mike Novogratz Has Had Enough, Says Bitcoin Core Is BTC
“Enough already” was the blunt message billionaire Mike Novogratz had for the @Bitcoin Twitter account, whose latest tweets showcase its handlers affinity for the ongoing “Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin” rally.
Binance Adds Ripple/Tether (XRP/USDT) Pair to Its Exchange
Binance announced yesterday via its official Twitter handle that it added a Ripple/Tether trading pair to its exchange platform.
Berkeley City Council Set to Issue Micro-Bonds for City Projects Using Blockchain Technology
On Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously voted in favor of evaluating the benefits of a pilot venture that aims to deploy blockchain technology to raise funds for local community initiatives.
Crypto Invest 2018 Draws In Big Names From the Blockchain World
The start of this month saw many big-league names from the blockchain space including venture capitalist Tim Draper and Hashgraph CEO, Mance Harmon, head to the Crypto Invest Summit that took place in Los Angeles between May 1-2.
Venezuelan Government Offers India a 30% Discount on Crude Oil, However, There’s a Catch
In the midst of Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis, President Nicolas Maduro has taken yet another controversial step to promote the nation’s very own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Petro, by offering the Indian government a 30% discount on crude oil prices ‘if’ the Southeast Asian nation agrees to make the exchange via Petro tokens.
Ethereum-based ERC20 Exchange Airswap Totals $1 Million During Its First Day of Operations
Market debuts are always ridden with an element of uncertainty and doubt but Ethereum-based cryptocurrency exchange, Airswap, managed to rope in more than $1 million in transactions on its very first day of operations.
Binance Outpacing Deutsche Bank In Overall Profit Yield
Deutsche Bank’s net profit results for this year’s first quarter are in and not surprisingly, Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has surpassed the German financial institution in its overall profit yield.
Exploring the Top 5 Technological Advantages of IOTA Over Blockchain
With “blockchain technology” grabbing most of the headlines when it comes to crypto-innovation, IOTA is offering users with an all-new digital framework that promises to introduce a similar level of innovation but within a much larger, industrial scale.
MyEtherWallet Compromised as Hackers Make Their Way with over $150K Worth of Digital Currency
Popular web-wallet hosting service MyEtherWallet (MEW) announced via a tweet this morning that a couple of its DNS registration servers had been hijacked by third-party actors.
Ethereum More Decentralized Than Bitcoin According to University Study
Decentralization is central to the security of a network and since Bitcoin is a pioneer in this domain, most people assume the currency to possess one of the most secure blockchains in the market today.
Ethereum’s Proof of Stake Protocol Under Review
Over the past week, the global crypto market has recovered tremendously and is now proving all of the naysayers wrong.
Poland’s New Crypto Tax Levy Sparks Widespread Protests
As per a new decree, the Polish Finance Ministry has now brought into effect an all new law that requires every cryptocurrency transaction to be subject to a flat 1% economic tax levy.
PayPal’s Higher Fees and Tightened Regulations Will Pave the Way for Crypto Payment Services
In an extremely confounding move that will further restrict the financial rights of its users, PayPal issued a statement announcing that as of April 19, it will initiate a number of changes that will aim to introduce more transparency within the company’s internal monetary dealings.
Researchers at Morgan Stanley Say Bitcoin Mining Profitable Only Beyond the $8600 Mark
As per research conducted by Morgan Stanley’s crypto-analysis team, Bitcoin miners will most likely find their efforts to be fruitless unless the currency stays above the $8,600 value point.
NASA Initiates Independent Research on the Ethereum Blockchain
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in conjunction with the University of Akron (UA) has just initiated a new research program that will see the two scientific powerhouses come-together to implement Ethereum-based blockchain technology for the purposes of space communication and navigation.
Coinbase, Binance Being Probed by US Authorities as Part of New Integrity Initiative
Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General for the state of New York, recently commenced proceedings for a major probe that will scrutinize the daily trade activities of many of the top cryptocurrency exchanges operating within the state today.