BitTorrent’s Bram Cohen Now CEO of Chia Network

Chia Network, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) that claims to be focused on creating a “green” cryptocurrency that is less wasteful and more decentralized, has announced Bram Cohen, the creator of TRON’s (TRX) BitTorrent  as its new chief executive, according to reports by The Block on June 17, 2019. A New Era Per sources close […]

Facebook’s Crypto Project Gets Major Backing from Dozens of Industry Heavyweights

Cryptocurrency media outlet The Block on June 14, 2019, revealed the complete list of stakeholders of Facebook’s high-profile digital currency project. Heavyweights Behind the Libra Project According to the report, a number of corporate titans from various industries are part of the governing association of Facebook’s cryptocurrency. The consortium, dubbed “Libra Association” will oversee the […]

Square Crypto Adds Ex-Google Director to its Team

Square Inc., a San Francisco-based fintech firm led by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, has announced via Twitter on June 12, 2019, the addition of Steve Lee, a former director at Google, to Square Crypto, the firm’s cryptocurrency project aimed at improving the Bitcoin ecosystem and fostering widespread adoption. Square Crypto Ready to Fly As reported […]

Tezos Foundation Hires PwC Blockchain Expert Roman Schnider

Roman Schnider is the co-creator of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland’s blockchain initiative and is now reportedly joining the Tezos Foundation as CFO according to a post from the Foundation.  Foundation Board Strengthens Operations Team in Zug After having worked for 15 years at PwC in various roles including investment banking specialist and having launched the department […]

Canadian University Offers Graduate Training in Blockchain Tech

Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) has announced a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training program for master’s and PhD students. UBC announced the development in a press release on June 11. The training path is reportedly designed to build competency around blockchain tech, and is focused on its application in four public benefit areas: […]

Chinese City Offers Rent Subsidies, Cash Rewards to Blockchain Businesses

Fuzhou, China is offering rent subsidies to blockchain businesses in a bid to accelerate the industry’s growth, the state-run People’s Daily reported on June 11. The incentive is part of three measures designed to help the sector, and will enable companies to receive up to 600,000 yuan ($86,800) in relief on rent bills per year for three years. […]

Late Start? No Problem. Beaxy Crypto Exchange Sweeps up Top Features

Proposed Title(s): Beaxy Digital LTD Launches Fully-Compliant Crypto Exchange Beaxy Crypto Exchange Boasts 225,000 Transactions per Second Late Start? No Problem. Beaxy Crypto Exchange Sweeps up Top Features Lede: In a press release shared with BTCManager, Beaxy Digital LTD, a cryptocurrency exchange, launched their fully-regulated trading platform on June 11, 2019. The exchange boasts quick […]

Line Partner with Visa to Expand Mobile Payment Solution

In a bid to expand its reach, facilitate cross-border payments and offer existing customers more benefits, Line Pay, the digital wallet and fintech solution from the stables of Line Messenger, Japan’s largest messaging app, has announced its partnership with Visa, a global payments processor. The alliance will also enable the integration of digital Visa cards […]

Jihan Wu’s Bitcoin Trading and Custody Firm to Launch in July

Matrix, the bitcoin trading and custodial platform co-founded by the ex-employees of bitcoin mining heavyweight, Bitmain, including Jihan Wu,  is reportedly set to commence operations within a month and the firm will also offer over-the-counter (OTC) trading, as well as crypto-backed lending service to its clients, according to The Block on June 5, 2019.   […]

OKCoin Expands Cryptocurrency Services to Europe; Opens Office in Malta

In a Medium post published June 4, 2019, U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced its plans to expand its business to Europe. OKCoin Enters the European Crypto Space As part of its vision to make digital assets accessible to everyone across the globe, exchange platform OKCoin recently announced its expansion to Europe. OKCoin users outside the […]