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Response to Facebook Libra? EU Banks Can Deploy Payment System By 2020

Response to Facebook Libra? EU Banks Can Deploy Payment System By 2020

All banks in the eurozone could share the instant payment system at the end of 2020, as reported by Reuters on 26 June.

ZachXBT's Defamation Lawsuit Receives Over $1 Million in Donations as Prominent Figures Rally Support

ZachXBT's Defamation Lawsuit Receives Over $1 Million in Donations as Prominent Figures Rally Support

In a surprising turn of events, renowned on-chain analyst ZachXBT has exceeded his initial fundraising target, amassing a staggering $1,055,233 in donations, according to Nansen data. This remarkable achievement has been made possible through contributions from various entities and influential figures within the crypto industry.

US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns

US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns

The US Federal Reserve has denied Custodia Bank's membership application due to concerns over its involvement in the crypto industry. The Fed cited heightened illicit finance and safety and soundness risks, as well as a lack of a sufficient risk-management framework for its proposed cryptoasset-related activities. The bank is also prohibited from running crypto-related services if accepted as a member.

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

The US Department of Commerce tightened export controls on advanced computing semiconductors to China and other countries of concern to address national security threats posed by military modernization. The rules, effective from November 16, 2023, refine the parameters defining restricted chips, introduce a global licensing requirement, and expand controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The update also adds certain PRC entities to the Entity List, requiring a BIS license for foundries manufacturing chips for these entities.

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Security startup founders share insights on the use and threats of generative AI in the tech industry.

Crypto Regulatory Developments: Congressional Review Act, DOJ Charges, and More

Crypto Regulatory Developments: Congressional Review Act, DOJ Charges, and More

A summary of recent regulatory actions and legal developments impacting the global crypto industry, for the period May 5 – May 20, 2024.

Global Energy Sector: Blockchain Application to hit $6.29 Billion by 2024

Global Energy Sector: Blockchain Application to hit $6.29 Billion by 2024

BIS Research has presented a new market intelligence report dubbed ‘Global Blockchain in Energy Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2024.’ It reveals that blockchain application in the energy market was worth $518.6 million in 2018 and its value will reach $6.29 billion in 2024.

IBM and Verizon Business Collaborate on 5G and AI Edge Computing Innovation

IBM and Verizon Business Collaborate on 5G and AI Edge Computing Innovation

Tech giant IBM is collaborating with Verizon Business to help usher in the future of Industry 4.0 through their respective expertise on edge computing innovation and 5G technology.

Different Stances on Cryptocurrency Risk Revealed, Many Still Link Crypto to Cyber Fraud

Different Stances on Cryptocurrency Risk Revealed, Many Still Link Crypto to Cyber Fraud

Findings revealed that banks, governments, and cryptocurrency professionals were divided in their stance on digital currencies.

Ripple CEO Warns SEC's "Enforcement" Approach May Hurt US Crypto Industry

Ripple CEO Warns SEC's "Enforcement" Approach May Hurt US Crypto Industry

Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, has suggested that the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approach to regulation is putting the US at risk of missing out on being an attractive hub for the next evolution of blockchain and crypto innovation. Garlinghouse noted that the SEC's case against Ripple is the SEC simply playing "offense" and "attacking" the industry as a whole. He added that the crypto industry has "already started moving outside" of the US given its crypto regulation process is "behind" other countries such as Australia, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Switzerland.

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reduced its target for its metaverse fund by 20% to $800 million due to volatility in the crypto sector. The company's market capitalization has also fallen from $6 billion to below $2 billion, signaling a change in sentiment in the crypto industry.

US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp has secured court approval for its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp, marking a significant step towards managing its assets and listing on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Winklevoss Sees US Stimulus Negotiation Fail as a “Wakeup Call And an Endorsement of Bitcoin”

Winklevoss Sees US Stimulus Negotiation Fail as a “Wakeup Call And an Endorsement of Bitcoin”

Bitcoin billionaire Cameron Winklevoss thinks that this is the perfect opportunity to invest in Bitcoin, as the dollar keep depreciating and US politicians are unable to reach a consensus on a stimulus package budget.

Raoul Paul Hails Crypto Industry, Calls it "Anti-Fragile Financial System."

Raoul Paul Hails Crypto Industry, Calls it "Anti-Fragile Financial System."

The crypto market collapsed significantly but bounced back on its own, gaining praises from Raoul Paul.

Grimes Offers to Split Royalties with AI-Generated Music Creators

Grimes Offers to Split Royalties with AI-Generated Music Creators

Musician and producer Grimes has announced that she is in favor of AI-generated music and will treat AI creators using her voice the same as other artists she collaborates with. She plans to split 50% royalties on any successful AI-generated song that uses her voice. Grimes has no label and supports open-sourcing art, ultimately “killing copyright.”

Singapore Regulators and Banks Develop Crypto Customer Screening Standards

Singapore Regulators and Banks Develop Crypto Customer Screening Standards

Singapore's monetary authority and police forces are collaborating with traditional banks to optimize their procedures for opening accounts for digital asset service providers. After six months, results and conclusions for risk management and due diligence will be published. The guidelines will cover stablecoins, NFTs, and transferable gaming or streaming credits, with banks reserving the right to make decisions based on their own risk assessment.

AI : Experts Predict Human-Level Intelligence Within Decades

AI : Experts Predict Human-Level Intelligence Within Decades

A 2023 Oxford University survey forecasts a 50% chance of AI surpassing human performance in a decade, potentially reshaping jobs and industries by 2116. This rapid AI development calls for equitable access and bias mitigation.

10,000 New Blockchain Companies Founded in China Despite COVID-19

10,000 New Blockchain Companies Founded in China Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 has not prevented blockchain companies in China from emerging at a dramatic speed.

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

The true potential of blockchain to transform the lives of people around the world has clearly not been realised.

Binance CEO Emphasizes Importance of Understanding Crypto for Proper Regulation

Binance CEO Emphasizes Importance of Understanding Crypto for Proper Regulation

During a fireside chat at the Hong Kong Web3 Festival, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) discussed the importance of regulators having a deep understanding of the crypto industry to properly regulate it. He emphasized the need for regulatory clarity and engagement with regulators. CZ also suggested that government efforts to restrict traditional financial markets may push more people towards crypto, ultimately leading to mass adoption.

Wintermute Accuses Near Foundation and Aurora Labs of Failing to Honor USN Redemptions

Wintermute Accuses Near Foundation and Aurora Labs of Failing to Honor USN Redemptions

Wintermute criticizes Near Foundation and Aurora Labs for failing to fulfill USN redemption commitments, resulting in significant unredeemed funds. Seeking legal recourse and remaining adversarial if resolutions fail.

Bitcoin Most Popular Crypto in North America, Market Experts Report

Bitcoin Most Popular Crypto in North America, Market Experts Report

Bitcoin has always been the most popular cryptocurrency on the global market, but the region that is most invested in BTC assets appears to be North America.

Blockchain Industry Will Be Valued at $21 Billion Globally by 2025, Research Suggests

Blockchain Industry Will Be Valued at $21 Billion Globally by 2025, Research Suggests

A research study by Fortune Business Insight, a market reporting and consulting firm, suggests the global blockchain industry will be valued at a mammoth $21 billion in the next five years. The report explored the rise of financial technology and blockchain companies working towards financial inclusion and targeting developing countries and regions to leverage growth. Such regions, incidentally, have witnessed a growth in educated talent in the past decade, and are well-suited to interact with and understanding distributed ledger mechanisms.

Hong Kong Investors Launch $100M Fund for Web3 Startups

Hong Kong Investors Launch $100M Fund for Web3 Startups

ProDigital Future, a new $100 million fund led by Hong Kong-based equity firm SAIF Partners, aims to support early-stage Web3 companies in the regional market. The fund has already raised $30 million during its half-year fundraising period and plans to raise $100 million by the end of 2023. ProDigital Future has already invested in six digital-asset projects, including GigaSpace and One Future Football. The fund intends to operate in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Europe, and the United States, while adhering to the necessary licensing and regulatory requirements.

R3 Highlights the Transformative Potential of Tokenization in Finance

R3 Highlights the Transformative Potential of Tokenization in Finance

R3, a leading enterprise blockchain software firm, discusses the transformative potential of tokenization in the financial sector. The company emphasizes the need for regulatory frameworks and industry standards to unlock the full benefits of digital assets. According to a June 2023 report from Bernstein, $5 trillion in assets could be tokenized in the next five years, offering significant opportunities for market participants.

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

The global blockchain IoT market is expected to offer a revenue of $5.802 billion by 2026, driven by factors like IoT being increasingly implemented by mand end-use industries worldwide.

Amazon Launches Virtual Clinic Called Amazon Care

Amazon Launches Virtual Clinic Called Amazon Care

Amazon, the world’s largest internet company by revenue, quietly launched a virtual health clinic for Seattle-area employees, CNBC reports.

Social Media Site X Limits Changpeng Zhao's Account Access

Social Media Site X Limits Changpeng Zhao's Account Access

Changpeng Zhao, former Binance CEO, faced account restriction on social media platform X amidst legal challenges, leading to widespread speculation in the crypto industry.

Global Blockchain Technology Market Expected to Hit $19.9 Billion

Global Blockchain Technology Market Expected to Hit $19.9 Billion

The global blockchain technology market is anticipated to reach $19.9 billion by 2026 from the current $3.4 billion value, according to market research publisher Global Industry Analysts Inc.

Bitget creates an AI-powered crypto trading tool

Bitget creates an AI-powered crypto trading tool

Bitget, an influential entity in the fields of crypto derivatives and copy trading, has introduced a novel tool called the Martingale AI trading bot. This AI-powered innovation is engineered to help its users trade cryptocurrencies with higher efficiency.

Silvergate Bank Voluntary Liquidation Sparks Controversy in Crypto Industry

Silvergate Bank Voluntary Liquidation Sparks Controversy in Crypto Industry

The recent announcement of Silvergate Bank’s voluntary liquidation has led to a heated debate in the crypto industry, with some lawmakers labeling the sector as “risky” and “volatile.” Crypto executives and commentators have criticized these remarks and suggested that government investigations and legal attacks hastened the bank’s collapse. As Silvergate winds down, some crypto firms are seeking alternative banking partners amid concerns of regulatory crackdowns and proposed tax law changes.

Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Switzerland is fast adopting innovation and blockchain and is positioned to create a huge impact on other economies.

IOSCO Proposes Measures To Probe Digital Marketing Risks

IOSCO Proposes Measures To Probe Digital Marketing Risks

Concerning the rapid increase of risks in digital marketing, The International Organization of Securities Commissions, or IOSCO, has proposed some measures for its member countries to consider when deciding their policy and imposition approaches to retail online offerings and marketing.

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

According to a report released by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mexico, the G7 banking sector was most at risk of money laundering operations.

Nairobi-based FinTech Mara Launches African Crypto Wallet Service

Nairobi-based FinTech Mara Launches African Crypto Wallet Service

A new crypto project called Mara has now been introduced to the African crypto ecosystem. This project is backed by Coinbase Ventures, FTX-affiliated Alameda Research, Huobi Ventures, and other prominent venture capital firms and angel investors in the industry.

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea has escalated cyber attacks on cryptocurrency since 2017, stealing over $3 billion and stealing $1.7 billion in 2022, posing a serious threat to the country's economy and military budget.

Over 100 Car Dealers to Accept Crypto Payments in the UK Boosting Crypto Adoption

Over 100 Car Dealers to Accept Crypto Payments in the UK Boosting Crypto Adoption

At least 100 car dealers in the UK have inked a partnership with London-based AutoCoinCars, the nation’s market leader in trading cars with cryptocurrencies. Through the strategic collaboration, clients will be able to purchase cars using cryptos in some of the biggest car dealers in the UK, such as Benz Bavarian, Saxton4x4, and Redline Specialist Cars.

News Industry Grapples with Financial Woes and AI Disruption

News Industry Grapples with Financial Woes and AI Disruption

The news industry faces declining advertising revenue, declining subscriber growth, and AI-driven disruptions, necessitating strategic shifts and legal disputes to adapt to digital advertising trends.

New Ride-Hailing App to Transform Payments by Offering Blockchain Direct Transactions

New Ride-Hailing App to Transform Payments by Offering Blockchain Direct Transactions

Bayride has revealed RideNode, a new transportation virtual and blockchain currency that seeks to transform the payment structures in this sector. America’s ride-hailing industry is touted to be revolutionized because RideNode will offer direct transactions between the service provider and consumers.

Twitter Bitcoin Hack Demonstrates That Crypto Fraud is Easier to Track Than Fiat

Twitter Bitcoin Hack Demonstrates That Crypto Fraud is Easier to Track Than Fiat

Cryptocurrency regulation was the hot topic during an ongoing panel hosted by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

Thailand's SEC enhances investor protection with new cryptocurrency trading rules.

Thailand's SEC enhances investor protection with new cryptocurrency trading rules.

Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced new guidelines to strengthen investor protection in the cryptocurrency industry. The SEC has mandated clearer disclosure of risk warnings and restrictions on digital asset business operators' deposit and lending services.

Blockchain-Based Driving Licenses in South Korea Hit One Million Drivers

Blockchain-Based Driving Licenses in South Korea Hit One Million Drivers

Blockchain-powered driving licenses were made available as an option in South Korea in May.

Band Protocol (BAND) and Chainlink (LINK) DeFi Tokens Outperform Bitcoin by Gaining 100%

Band Protocol (BAND) and Chainlink (LINK) DeFi Tokens Outperform Bitcoin by Gaining 100%

With the recent boom of the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry, DeFi tokens have undergone more than a 100% gain on the crypto market over the past few weeks, outperforming Bitcoin.

Solana NFT Platform Magic Eden Moves To An Optional Royalties Method

Solana NFT Platform Magic Eden Moves To An Optional Royalties Method

Solana-based NFT platform Magic Eden announced on Saturday it's opting for an optional royalties method for its users.

RBL Bank Partners with Accenture to Build A Digital Bank Infrastructure

RBL Bank Partners with Accenture to Build A Digital Bank Infrastructure

RBL Bank announced that it will partner with Accenture, who envisions that it will enhance the bank’s information technology (IT) network and services.

Square Inc. Launches Alliance for Crypto and Blockchain Companies to Fight Patent Trolls

Square Inc. Launches Alliance for Crypto and Blockchain Companies to Fight Patent Trolls

Square has announced that it has successfully launched COPA to empower blockchain and crypto companies and to protect them from patent hoarding trolls.

ADGM Launches Pioneering DLT Foundations Regime

ADGM Launches Pioneering DLT Foundations Regime

Abu Dhabi Global Market's Registration Authority has introduced the Distributed Ledger Technology Foundations Regulations 2023, a global legislative framework designed to facilitate token issuance, promote governance, and drive transparency in the crypto sector.

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020

Banks have increased their interest in cryptocurrencies. Many of them have decided to join the cryptocurrency market, either by offering investments in cryptocurrency or by exploiting the capabilities of blockchain technology, which is already used in various areas with financial services.

AI Chatbots Set to Revolutionize Fast-Food Industry

AI Chatbots Set to Revolutionize Fast-Food Industry

Wendy's and other fast-food chains are partnering with tech companies to develop AI chatbots that use natural language processing to take drive-thru orders. This technology has the potential to significantly improve customer experience and streamline operations in the fast-food industry.

Blockchain Investment Dropped 60% in 2019 despite Bitcoin's Bullish Run

Blockchain Investment Dropped 60% in 2019 despite Bitcoin's Bullish Run

Blockchain investment dropped 60% from a record 4.1 billion in 2018 to 1.6 billion this year, according to the findings of CB Insights reported on Bloomberg 18 July.

Ethereum Team Leader Critiques University's Apathy Towards Crypto Education

Ethereum Team Leader Critiques University's Apathy Towards Crypto Education

Ethereum head, Péter Szilágyi, expressed frustration over his alma mater's lack of interest in blockchain technology, contrasting with global demand for blockchain education driven by major corporations and student interests.

Can Blockchain Strengthen the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Can Blockchain Strengthen the Internet of Things (IoT)?

IoT and Blockchain are two disruptive technologies leveraged for numerous technological innovations across multiple industries, but how do they complement each other?

Sam Altman Reinstated as OpenAI CEO Amid Board Restructuring

Sam Altman Reinstated as OpenAI CEO Amid Board Restructuring

Sam Altman returns as OpenAI's CEO, with a reconstituted board, after a brief ouster, underscoring his pivotal role in the AI industry.

China Mobile Launches Metaverse Industry Alliance, Involving Tech Giants Like Huawei and Xiaomi

China Mobile Launches Metaverse Industry Alliance, Involving Tech Giants Like Huawei and Xiaomi

On June 28, 2023, in Shanghai, China Mobile announced the formal establishment of the China Mobile Metaverse Industry Alliance during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2023. This initiative marks a significant stride in China Mobile's strategic foray into the rapidly expanding metaverse landscape.

China’s Digital Yuan Launch Could Threaten Macau’s Gambling Industry

China’s Digital Yuan Launch Could Threaten Macau’s Gambling Industry

Gambling businesses in Macau fear that the launch of digital yuan would render them obsolete.

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet

Ethereum developers discussed the technical issues that went wrong during the launch of Medalla testnet and that could have been improved to make the release smoother.

Decrypt: Most Whitepapers are Full of Scams

Decrypt: Most Whitepapers are Full of Scams

According to Decrypt’s Investigation published on 22 April, many startups had been accused by White paper writers to “constantly required to fabricate and exaggerate facts”.

El Salvador Lags Behind as Spain Overtakes to Become Third Largest Crypto ATM Hub

El Salvador Lags Behind as Spain Overtakes to Become Third Largest Crypto ATM Hub

With a total of 215 crypto ATMs hosted in Spain, the country has now outpaced El Salvador, which is home to 212 crypto ATMs, down to the fourth position, following Spain’s third position.

SpankChain Shuts Down SpankPay Crypto Payment Processor

SpankChain Shuts Down SpankPay Crypto Payment Processor

Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain has closed down its crypto payment processor, SpankPay, after losing its payment service provider Wyre in February and failing to find a new one.

Senator Lummis: Voting on Infrastructure Bill Amendments Will Be a Win for the Digital Asset Community

Senator Lummis: Voting on Infrastructure Bill Amendments Will Be a Win for the Digital Asset Community

With all forms of Amendment on the Infrastructure Bill under threat, Sen Lummis has explained why the crypto industry will win should an amendment be voted on.

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Blockchain firms make up nearly 40% of all new Hong Kong FinTech companies launched in 2019.

Dee Templeton Joins OpenAI's Board Amidst Corporate Governance Overhaul

Dee Templeton Joins OpenAI's Board Amidst Corporate Governance Overhaul

Microsoft's Dee Templeton joins OpenAI's board as a nonvoting observer amidst significant corporate governance changes following CEO Sam Altman's brief ouster and reinstatement.

Alibaba Unveils Its First Home-Grown AI Chip

Alibaba Unveils Its First Home-Grown AI Chip

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba unveiled its first artificial intelligence inference chip on Wednesday, a move which could further invigorate its already rip-roaring cloud computing business.

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Wirex has become the first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted a principal membership license from credit giant Mastercard as part of their accelerated expansion into digital assets.

Austrian Telecom Provider Adds Cryptocurrencies to its Payments Network

Austrian Telecom Provider Adds Cryptocurrencies to its Payments Network

With A1 Telekom’s move to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as a means of payment, Austrians now have more options in digital transaction payments

World Economic Forum Views Blockchain as the Vaccine for Future Interferences in the Seafood Sector

World Economic Forum Views Blockchain as the Vaccine for Future Interferences in the Seafood Sector

The World Economic Forum (WEF) touts blockchain technology as the vaccine and game-changer needed to ensure things run smoothly in the global seafood supply chain irrespective of future disruptions. This is based on the fact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has laid the bare knuckles of the inefficiencies and challenges faced by the seafood industry.

IBM and KAYA&KATO Leverage Blockchain to Trace Fabric Origins

IBM and KAYA&KATO Leverage Blockchain to Trace Fabric Origins

Tech giant IBM has teamed up with KAYA&KATO, a textile manufacturer of workwear and uniforms, in developing a blockchain network aimed at revamping the fashion industry.

Lightspeed Faction Unveils $285M Fund for Blockchain Innovation

Lightspeed Faction Unveils $285M Fund for Blockchain Innovation

Lightspeed Faction has launched a $285 million venture fund, focusing on early-stage blockchain projects, highlighting the growing importance and potential of blockchain technology in various sectors.

Navigating AI in Hospitality: Insights from Bulgarian Hoteliers

Navigating AI in Hospitality: Insights from Bulgarian Hoteliers

The paper titled "Automated decision-making: Hoteliers’ perceptions" provides an in-depth analysis of Bulgarian hoteliers' attitudes towards AI in decision-making, revealing a preference for AI in tasks not requiring emotional intelligence. It also uncovers that personal and property characteristics do not significantly influence their AI adoption preferences, indicating a widespread acceptance across the hotel industry.

Lesley O'Neill was Appointed as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer

Lesley O'Neill was Appointed as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer

Lesley O’Neill's appointment as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer marks a strategic response to heightened SEC scrutiny, emphasizing the crypto industry's shift towards compliance and regulatory adherence.

Steemit & Dtube: Social Networking, Blogging, and Video Sharing in the Blockchain Era

Steemit & Dtube: Social Networking, Blogging, and Video Sharing in the Blockchain Era

Steemit and Dtube allow users to be rewarded for sharing content. These social media networks are decentralized and censorship-resistant.

Thailand Waives Taxes on Investment Tokens

Thailand Waives Taxes on Investment Tokens

Thailand's cabinet has agreed to waive corporate income tax and VAT for companies issuing investment tokens, encouraging alternative capital raising in addition to conventional methods. The government hopes to generate 128 billion Thai baht from investment token offerings over the next two years.

Welcoming the Future of Finance with Blockchain

Welcoming the Future of Finance with Blockchain

Blockchain is not limited to creating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In fact, it has the potential to entirely remodel every industry out there, including the financial institutions.

Asia Crucial to Web3 Gaming Industry

Asia Crucial to Web3 Gaming Industry

A report by DappRadar highlighted the importance of Asia in the Web3 gaming industry, due to the region's majority share of gamers and gaming revenue, as well as its high interest in blockchain technology. While China prohibits gaming companies from integrating blockchain technology, Japan and South Korea are leading the way in adopting blockchain technology in gaming.

European Crypto Miners Share Insights About Their Local Mining Industry

European Crypto Miners Share Insights About Their Local Mining Industry

dGen, a non-profit research organization, in its report, has revealed that the cryptocurrency miners in the European region believe that Europe's higher electricity prices as compared to that of Russia and China is due to the strict regulation, strong protections, and political stability.

Apex Legends AI Art Controversy in FF7 Rebirth Event Raises Industry Concerns

Apex Legends AI Art Controversy in FF7 Rebirth Event Raises Industry Concerns

Apex Legends faces backlash for alleged use of AI-generated art in its Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth event, sparking discussions about AI's role in the gaming industry

US Senate Proposes Amendment to the Controversial Infrastructure Bill to Redefine Crypto Broker Clause

US Senate Proposes Amendment to the Controversial Infrastructure Bill to Redefine Crypto Broker Clause

Three pro-crypto US Senators are proposing an amendment to the controversial infrastructure bill with clauses on crypto brokers redefined

a16z Leads Blackbird's $24M Series A Funding to Elevate Dining Experiences Through Web3

a16z Leads Blackbird's $24M Series A Funding to Elevate Dining Experiences Through Web3

a16z leads Blackbird’s $24M Series A funding round to foster a web3-enabled platform aimed at revolutionizing dining experiences and financial prospects for restaurants. Announced on October 4, 2023, this investment marks a significant stride towards intertwining blockchain technology with the gastronomic sector, heralding an enriched era of dining engagements.

Chiliz (CHZ) and K League Forge Partnership for Enhanced Fan Engagement and Global Expansion

Chiliz (CHZ) and K League Forge Partnership for Enhanced Fan Engagement and Global Expansion

K League partners with Chiliz to enhance fan engagement and global outreach through blockchain technology, integrating 'K League Fantasy' into the Chiliz Chain.

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchain Benefits in Aviation Security

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchain Benefits in Aviation Security

Recent news has brought blockchain’s role on spotlight in aviation security. Of course, blockchain provides bold promises, highly useful in aviation security, and therefore are worth to be investigated.

Crypto Hacks in Q1 2023

Crypto Hacks in Q1 2023

In Q1 2023, hackers accessed over $320 million through 139 incidents on BNB Chain and losses of $221 million on Ethereum. While significantly lower than Q1 and Q4 2022, the quarter saw hundreds of millions lost, with 60% due to the Euler Finance hack. However, funds were recovered through negotiations with hackers, a trend increasingly common in the industry.

US Media Giants Block AI Crawlers to Protect Copyrights

US Media Giants Block AI Crawlers to Protect Copyrights

A Wired report reveals that 88% of top US news outlets are blocking AI crawlers like OpenAI's GPTBot, to protect against copyright infringement and uncompensated content use.

China’s Petrochemical Sector Conducts First Blockchain-Powered Warehouse Receipt Finance

China’s Petrochemical Sector Conducts First Blockchain-Powered Warehouse Receipt Finance

China’s petrochemical industry has accomplished the first-ever blockchain-enabled digital warehouse receipt pledge financing transaction to minimize costs.

Binance expands with blockchain hub in Georgia

Binance expands with blockchain hub in Georgia

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has opened a blockchain hub in Georgia to promote crypto adoption in the country, create more jobs and attract talent to the blockchain sector.

OpenAI in Advanced Funding Discussions Targeting Over $100 Billion Valuation

OpenAI in Advanced Funding Discussions Targeting Over $100 Billion Valuation

OpenAI is in talks to raise over $100 billion in funding, potentially making it the second most valuable U.S. startup, with discussions also involving a chip venture with G42.

Is Blockchain Tech the Holy Grail for the Aerospace Industry?

Is Blockchain Tech the Holy Grail for the Aerospace Industry?

The aerospace industry moves millions of people and billions worth of assets every single day. Yet, the industry's sheer complexity is its own worst enemy. Can blockchain technology become the savior?

The Singapore Fintech Association: Boosting the Industry with Blockchain Education

The Singapore Fintech Association: Boosting the Industry with Blockchain Education

Following part one of our interview with the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association, Chia Hock Lai, we further explored the education initiatives in the blockchain industry in Singapore.

Exclusive: How is Blockchain Disrupting the Music Industry Globally?

Exclusive: How is Blockchain Disrupting the Music Industry Globally?

With the widespread of blockchain technology used in different industries in the past decade, Sean Jong from K-Tune in Korea explains how blockchain can address the current pain points in the traditional music industry. He also explains the role of blockchain in royalty distribution and copyright infringement!

China Tightens Regulation on Tech Industry, Sinking Alibaba and Tencent Stocks on Single’s Day

China Tightens Regulation on Tech Industry, Sinking Alibaba and Tencent Stocks on Single’s Day

China's regulatory clampdown on the technology industry has resulted in Chinese tech shares' underperforming on the stock market.

Bitcoin, Crypto and Porn: Will the Adult Industry Boost the Market?

Bitcoin, Crypto and Porn: Will the Adult Industry Boost the Market?

The adult porn industry is a massive sector. Will it give crypto adoption a boost in the right direction? With many coins already in use, what has happened?

Cryptocurrency is Highly Influencing the Gaming Industry

Cryptocurrency is Highly Influencing the Gaming Industry

Cryptocurrency is said to be the payment of the future. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, many industries have incorporated and accepted cryptocurrency as a reliable option for payment. With rising competition and seeing the concrete future in the business of digital currency, many cryptocurrency service providers are available to choose from.

BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE INVITES INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS

BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE INVITES INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS

Place your brand at the epicentre of African blockchain technology and AI by showcasing your brand through speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting opportunities at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. We attract 600+ key stakeholders and media across the African and global blockchain ecosystem, creating the ideal opportunity to communicate your brand, products and services.

Banking on Blockchain: FinTech and Digitalization Will Play a Significant Role for the Chinese Banking Industry

Banking on Blockchain: FinTech and Digitalization Will Play a Significant Role for the Chinese Banking Industry

China’s banking industry for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will rely on digitization and financial technology to build a “new infrastructure” for the entire industry. Highly endorsed by the country’s president, Xi Jinping, blockchain technology has seen a surge in popularity in the past year.

Blockchain-based Agricultural Startup Plans to Unite the Coffee Industry of Honduras

Blockchain-based Agricultural Startup Plans to Unite the Coffee Industry of Honduras

GrainChain being an agricultural start up backed up by Medici Ventures and has shown some prospects so far, plans to bring together the coffee industry of Honduras.

Crypto for Sex: Blockchain Takes Off in the Adult Entertainment Industry

Crypto for Sex: Blockchain Takes Off in the Adult Entertainment Industry

Cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular in the adult entertainment industry, as it can guarantee a high level of anonymity to its users, especially for pornography-related businesses.

Alibaba Sees Blockchain as the Icing on the Cake in the Film Industry

Alibaba Sees Blockchain as the Icing on the Cake in the Film Industry

During the ongoing 28th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival happening in Xiamen, China, Li Jie, senior vice president of Alibaba Pictures, noted that blockchain was crucial in propelling the growth of the Chinese film industry.

Paraguay Begins to Audit Local Crypto Industry to Comply with FATF Guidelines

Paraguay Begins to Audit Local Crypto Industry to Comply with FATF Guidelines

Paraguay is looking to take its cryptocurrency industry mainstream, in light of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) guidance on virtual asset service providers (VASPs) released earlier this year.

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