SeedInvest Gains FINRA Approval as Alternative Trading System a Month After Circle Buyout

SeedInvest Gains FINRA Approval as Alternative Trading System a Month After Circle Buyout             SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform owned by crypto-friendly payment giant Circle, has gained approval to offer secondary shares trading, crypto industry news outlet The Block reported on April 26. The platform, which Circle bought out for an undisclosed sum in March […]

JPMorgan Continues to Explore Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments Having Signed 220 Banks WorldwidenAlong the Way

JPMorgan Continues to Explore Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments, Having Signed 220 Banks WorldwidenAlong the Way             On April 21, it was revealed that JPMorgan Chase (JPM), the United States’ largest bank with over $2.62 trillion in assets, is planning to widen the use of its blockchain system. Specifically, JPM is adding new features to its […]

Report: United States-Based Crypto Exchange ErisX Is About to Launch its Trading Platform

  Report: United States-Based Crypto Exchange ErisX Is About to Launch its Trading Platform              Chicago-based cryptocurrency exchange EriX is reportedly about to launch its spot trading service, industry news outlet The Block reports on April 24. Per the report, the exchange has recently been in test mode with some financial firms that would potentially […]

At Least 95 Percent of Crypto Crimes Involve Bitcoin Chainalysis Executive Says

At Least 95 Percent of Crypto Crimes Involve Bitcoin, Chainalysis Executive Says             At least 95% of cryptocurrency crimes investigated by law enforcement involve bitcoin (BTC,) the co-founder and COO of Chainalysis told Fortune on April 24. Jonathan Levin, whose company offers investigation software for law enforcement to pursue bad actors, said BTC is […]

Swipe It Pro Cash Discount

Credit card processing companies are popping up left and right offering “cash discount” programs to eliminate your credit card processing fees. Are they legal and are they permitted in merchant agreements?   The short answer: yes, when done correctly.   The longer answer is that there’s a lot of confusion about the difference between “cash […]

Report: Samsung Planning New Blockchain Mainnet Featuring Samsung Coin

Report: Samsung Planning New Blockchain Mainnet Featuring Samsung Coin               South Korean electronics giant Samsung may end up developing a public-private blockchain complete with its own cryptocurrency token, an anonymous source told crypto industry news outlet CoinDesk Korea on April 24. The project, part of an undertaking by the company’s dedicated blockchain division, would see […]

Blockchain and AI: Leading the way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds

Blockchain and AI: Leading the way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds               Human imagination and the strive to turn science fiction into science fact goes back to ancient times, but has only truly begun to manifest itself in the last 50 years. Though mostly unseen by average users, artificial intelligence (AI) is […]

21-Year-old Jailed for 10 Years After Stealing 77M in Crypto By Hacking Cell Phones

21-Year-old Jailed for 10 Years After Stealing $7.7M in Crypto By Hacking Cell Phones               A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after becoming one of the first people in the United States to be convicted of stealing cryptocurrency by hacking into cell phones. Prosecutors in Santa Clara announced the jail sentence […]

Everything But Crypto Or How the ‘Crypto’ Movie Does Not Live Up to Its Name

Everything But Crypto, Or How the 'Crypto' Movie Does Not Live Up to Its Name             The best news for crypto enthusiasts about the movie “Crypto” is that “Crypto” has very little to do with crypto. It is mainly concerned with Russian mafiosi, money laundering and a main character who plods through the heavy plot […]

South Korea’s Largest Car Supplier Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

      South Korea's Largest Car Supplier Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool             South Korea’s largest car manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Group, will use blockchain in its new tech for pairing electric vehicles (EVs) with smartphones. Sustainable mobility-focused news agency Green Car Congress reported on the development on April 22. Hyundai […]