Ethereum [ETH]’s Vitalik Buterin: There has been a huge progress in decentralizing Ethereum already

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, spoke about Ethereum being decentralized, in an interview with Blockchain Insider. Buterin started by speaking about Ethereum being centralized around him and how to get to decentralization. According to him, there has already been a huge progress in terms of decentralization. For […]

Flash hike: Bitcoin [BTC] rockets on the price charts as cryptocurrency surges by 4% in an hour

The cryptocurrency market has seen a sudden surge in its prices after an extended bear run. Popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP, and Ethereum [ETH], were all passengers on the bull rocket after one-hour charts showed massive spikes. At the time of writing, Bitcoin was growing by 4.03% in just one-hour, with a total market […]

Hong Kong’s New Regulation ‘Might’ Be Harmful for Local Crypto Industry, Experts Say

Hong Kong’s stricter rules for crypto businesses that force them to get licenses for trading might be harmful for the industry, local experts say. New regulations for crypto-related companies, which Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) earlier announced, might prevent crypto entrepreneurs from entering the market. Expert comments on the situation were reported by […]

Egypt’s Central Bank Conducting ‘Feasibility Studies’ Around Digital Currency Issuance

A sub-governor from the central bank of Egypt has said the entity is looking into issuing a blockchain-based digital currency. The central bank of Egypt wants to introduce a digital version of the Egyptian pound to reduce costs, local English language news outlet Amwal Al Ghad reported Dec. 16. Ayman Hussein, sub-governor of the Central […]

 

Ripple gains more adoption; Israel’s leading player to join the game

In recent reports, Ripple, the leading blockchain firm in the fintech industry and GMT, the largest financial services firm with 250 branches, have walked into a partnership to mutually benefit the remittance sector. The Israeli firm will act as a representative for Ripple in the country to give it a global edge. On its official […]

Iran: Science and Tech Department Official Says Blockchain Can Improve National Economy

An official at the Iranian government’s vice presidency for science and technology has said blockchain can help improve the country’s national economy. An official at the Iranian government’s vice presidency for science and technology has said blockchain can help improve the country’s national economy. His statements were reported by English-language daily newspaper The Tehran Times […]