Tag Archives: Digital Currency

One Coin to Play Them All: A Startup to Make In-game Digital Currency Available on Multiple Platforms

A brand new startup The Tap Project plans to change the existing world of online games by introducing an innovative cryptocurrency, the Tap Coin. It’s a utility token that can traverse multiple platforms and be converted to any cryptos or fiat money.  With the Tap Coin, gamers will be literally getting (more…)

Russia Drafts Bill to Legalize Cryptocurrency Trading on Approved Exchanges

Regulation The Russian Ministry of Finance is drafting a bill to legalize cryptocurrency trading at approved exchanges. The ministry is already preparing a list of approved trading platforms. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Some Exchanges Will be Legalized Alexei Moiseev. The Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei (more…)

Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction

The cryptocurrency market is getting back on its feet after a brutal day yesterday. The majority of coins have risen by 10-20% over the last 24 hours after more than a 30% fall on Friday, Dec.22. The total digital currency market capitalization went from $650 bln to $430 bln yesterday and has now (more…)

As Mainstream Adoption Grows, Bitcoin Can No Longer Be Stopped

The recent rise in Bitcoin’s value has initiated varied reactions from different quarters of the industry. While holders of the cryptocurrency are excited with the extraordinary profit generated from their investment, some merchants are becoming more reluctant to accept Bitcoin because of its high volatility. As Bitcoin’s price (and adoption) soars, more (more…)

Viral Cat Game Responsible for Huge Portion of Ethereum Transactions

Cute, cuddly kittens are taking over the Ethereum network, and are presently responsible for 4% of the transactions taking place on the so-called “world computer.” That’s right, the smart contract platform that could potentially disrupt multiple industries is now playing host to a viral cat game. The game, CryptoKitties, launched just a (more…)

US Senate Moves to Criminalize Non-Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Ownership

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is currently tackling bill S.1241 that aims to criminalize the intentional concealment of ownership or control of a financial account. The bill also would amend the definition of ‘financial account’ and ‘financial institution’ to include digital currencies and digital exchanges, respectively. According to ranking committee member (more…)

Canadian Financial Institutions Analyze Feasibility of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies

The Bank of Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has released a report which examined the benefits and disadvantages of the central bank issuing its own digital currencies. Such currency would be called “central bank digital currency” (CBDC). The research report was prepared by two senior researchers – Walter Engert, (more…)

Disintermediating Digital Advertising: MAD Men Take Aim at Ad Men

The digital advertising space is one that was meant to revolutionise advertising away from the smoke filled offices of the 1950s, but instead it has become a breeding ground for greedy middlemen. Advertisers and content publishers face a quagmire of convoluted proprietary placement platforms that are easily manipulated and inefficient. However, Blockchain (more…)

Star-Studded Money 20/20 Conference Resounding Success

This year’s Money 20/20 Conference, which took place in Las Vegas in October, was a huge success as a star-studded lineup of technology decision makers brought their expertise to bear on topics from artificial intelligence (AI), cryptocurrency, finance and tech, peer-to-peer (P2P) payment systems and even Star Wars. The three day affair (more…)