Blockchain

MrBitcoin July 19, 2018

Once called “Crypto Nation,” Switzerland has recently been driving away the ecosystem after setting up a more stringent regulatory framework. Having dropped from second place last year to sixth in 2018, in a PwC country ranking of the sum of initial coin offering (ICO) funds raised, the government is attempting to make a U-turn in popularity […]

MrBitcoin July 19, 2018

Canadian messaging application Kik has launched its first beta product called Kinit, which is related to the company’s Kin token, TechCrunch reported July 18. The release follows Kik’s successful initial coin offering (ICO) which raised $100 million. The ICO for the Kin token concluded in September 2017, having raised almost $100 million from more than […]

MrBitcoin July 14, 2018

Trends tend to be reversed. The year of 2018 has seen Bitcoin (BTC) demonstrate both its volatility and bearish nature. However, the second half of 2017 the crypto community witnessed the exact opposite. What does the remainder for 2018 have in store? Bitcoin Last Week Bitcoin’s price 00 bounced around due to FUD regarding a […]

MrBitcoin July 13, 2018

Financial services giant American Express (Amex) has filed a patent for a blockchain-based proof-of-payment system, according to filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Thursday, July 12. The patent’s applicant is listed as American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc., Amex’s travel arm. The proposed system would automate proof-of-payments by encrypting payment […]

MrBitcoin July 10, 2018

Huobi crypto exchange has opened trading on its newly created U.S.-based “strategic partner” HBUS, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph today, July 10. Huobi’s new cryptocurrency marketplace comes via a San Francisco-based partner company called HBUS, whose creation was first announced in early June. As of 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) today, HBUS is […]

MrBitcoin July 9, 2018

Cryptocurrency run ‘utopias’ are popping up on both land and sea. These blockchain backed projects, outfitted with sustainability technology, paint a possible look into the future. On Land: Bitcointopia in Nevada Local news outlet The Nevada Independent, reported today that Bitcointopia, Inc. had purchased several parcels of land in rural Nevada over the past four months. […]

MrBitcoin July 5, 2018

The Parliament of Malta has passed three bills into law that establish a regulatory framework for blockchain technology, local news outlet Malta Today reported July 4. The bills include the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act, the Innovative Technological Arrangement and Services Act, and the Virtual Financial Asset Act. Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services, […]

MrBitcoin July 2, 2018

On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week.   Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin […]

MrBitcoin July 1, 2018

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), South Africa’s Central Bank, has concluded a multi-bank project to test bank-to-bank payment transfers using the Ethereum based platform, Quorum. Project Khokha is a collaboration of eight South African banks including SARB, Absa, Capitec, Discovery, Investec, FirstRand, Nedbank, and Standard Bank. 70,000 Transactions in Two Hours The project used […]

MrBitcoin June 29, 2018

A MultiPoS consensus blockchain and decentralized real-time application platform has revealed how it plans to move away from mining technology in favor of forging — arguing that a multi proof-of-stake method is more effective and rational for its users. #MetaHash says forging does not require expensive hardware that’s packed with computational power, which is one […]