Global Telecom Blockchain Consortium Unveils Working Group for Remittances

A global blockchain consortium of telecom carriers has announced that six further major international telecoms firms are joining its ranks, CT Japan reports today, July 6. The consortium, dubbed ‘The Carrier Blockchain Study Group’ (CBSG) has also today unveiled the creation of a new blockchain working group that will focus on global remittance services. Launched in September 2017, CBSG counts as Read more about Global Telecom Blockchain Consortium Unveils Working Group for Remittances[…]

From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies are Regulated in Eastern Europe

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 Association (PBS) complained to the government, Read more about From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies are Regulated in Eastern Europe[…]

Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’

One of the seven members of Switzerland’s collective head of state stated that blockchain will someday “penetrate our entire economy,” according to a transcript published by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research today, June 21. Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann stated during a speech at the Crypto Valley Conference in Bern today that: “Hardly anyone still doubts Read more about Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’[…]

Blockchain Aims To Be The Biggest Stage For Empowering Music Artists

With all the excitement surrounding blockchain and token economies (tokenization) – there is a unique angle and market which receives minimal coverage—helping independent music artists unlock new financing opportunities, without having to sacrifice their ownership rights and contract rights, including control of future royalties to intermediaries and recording companies. Token economies recognize and reward fans Read more about Blockchain Aims To Be The Biggest Stage For Empowering Music Artists[…]

Circle CEO at MoneyConf Dublin: ‘We Are at the Beginning of Tokenization of Everything’

Crypto and fintech conference MoneyConf in Dublin, Ireland continues today, June 13th, with a live-stream from Cointelegraph available to watch here. Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder & CEO of payments company Circle spoke this morning of an unprecedented “crypto-revolution,” saying that global society is “at the beginning of a tokenization of everything.” Just as the early internet transformed data and communications, blockchain is now poised to revolutionize “every Read more about Circle CEO at MoneyConf Dublin: ‘We Are at the Beginning of Tokenization of Everything’[…]

New Trade Organization to Promote Blockchain Established in Switzerland

A new organization called the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA) has been formed in Switzerland in order to facilitate the use of blockchain technology in financial markets, according to a press release published June 12. The CMTA was established in Geneva by Swiss leader in online banking Swissquote, market software provider Temenos, and the country’s largest law firm Lenz & Read more about New Trade Organization to Promote Blockchain Established in Switzerland[…]

Number of Women Eyeing Crypto Investing Doubled Since Start of Year

Over the last six months, the amount of women considering an investment in cryptocurrencies has gone from 6% to 13%, reports City A.M. June 9. The report was based on a market research conducted by a UK cryptocurrency exchange London Block Exchange, which shows that cryptocurrency is most popular with women in the millennial generation, one out Read more about Number of Women Eyeing Crypto Investing Doubled Since Start of Year[…]

Andy Warhol Painting to Be Sold via Blockchain in ‘World’s First’ Crypto Art Auction

Blockchain platform Maecenas has announced today, June 7, that  it will hold the “world’s first cryptocurrency art auction”, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The platform will be selling fractional ownership of Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs – worth $5.6 mln – at crypto-friendly UK fine art gallery Dadiani Syndicate on June 20. The sale Read more about Andy Warhol Painting to Be Sold via Blockchain in ‘World’s First’ Crypto Art Auction[…]

Germany to accept criptocurrency as payment method

Germany announced on Thursday (01) that crypto-coins should be recognized as a means of payment. With the new rule, Bitcoin, for example, can be used to make everyday purchases, such as coffee, without paying taxes. “Cryptotomedas (bitcoin, for example) have become equivalent to legal means of payment, insofar as the so-called virtual currencies of those Read more about Germany to accept criptocurrency as payment method[…]