Binance Chain Launches Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23

Binance Chain Launches, Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23                                   Binance has launched its mainnet Binance Chain and expects to execute the swap of its native token Binance Coin (BNB) on April 23, according to an announcement on April 18. The major crypto exchange first revealed its plans to launch its own […]

US Gov’t Blockchain Spending Expected to Increase 1000 Between 2017-2022: Study

US Gov’t Blockchain Spending Expected to Increase 1,000% Between 2017-2022: Study                                  The United States federal government is expected to raise its blockchain spending to $123.5 million by 2022 — an over 1,000% increase as compared with the $10.7 million it spent in 2017. The forecast was made in a report from IDC Government Insights, […]

Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency

Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency                                  An official from the Romanian central bank has stated that cryptocurrency will not replace currency issued by central banks as it is not necessarily a currency. The news was published by local media outlet Business Review on April 16. […]

Major Auditing Firm Ernst amp Young Releases Updates to Two Blockchain-Related Products

Major Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Releases Updates to Two Blockchain-Related Products                                 Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) has released two new blockchain developments, a new version of its Blockchain Analyzer and a zero knowledge proof protocol. The company revealed the products in two separate press releases on April […]

CoinMarketCap Releases New Mobile App Version With User Accounts Price Alerts

CoinMarketCap Releases New Mobile App Version With User Accounts, Price Alerts                                   Crypto data tracker CoinMarketCap has released a new version of its app for iOS and its first Android app today, April 16, with added features for price tracking and user accounts. According to the website, the mobile app will include candlestick charts, daily […]

Coincheck Owner Mulls Addition of Crypto to Its Retail Offerings

Coincheck Owner Mulls Addition of Crypto to Its Retail Offerings                                   Online brokerage Monex Group Inc., owner of the hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, is considering adding crypto to its retail client offerings in a bid to become more competitive in the local brokerage market. The news was reported by Bloomberg on April 15. As […]

Nestl Carrefour Work With IBM to Track Mashed Potato Brand With Blockchain

Nestlé, Carrefour Work With IBM to Track Mashed Potato Brand With Blockchain                                   Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé, French supermarket chain Carrefour and IBM have partnered to use the latter’s blockchain technology to track a famous French convenience food, the companies announced in a press release on April 15. Nestlé and Carrefour, both of which are […]

94 of Surveyed Endowment Funds are Allocating to Crypto Investments: Study

94% of Surveyed Endowment Funds are Allocating to Crypto Investments: Study                                    94% of endowments have been allocating to crypto-related investments throughout 2018, a new survey published on April 12 reveals. The study was conducted in Q4 2018 by trade publications Global Custodian and The Trade Crypto, in partnership with blockchain security firm BitGo. Out […]

Cryptocurrency Price Trends Could Signal End of Bear Market Says Binance Research

Cryptocurrency Price Trends Could Signal End of Bear Market, Says Binance Research                                 Bitcoin (BTC) prices and altcoin prices could have already hit their lowest point, new analysis from cryptocurrency exchange Binance concluded on April 11. In the latest edition of […]

Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks

Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks                                   Ethereum (ETH) core developers are considering implementing more frequent and smaller hard forks, according to the most recent bi-weekly meeting held on April 12. The question of time between hard forks — or network updates — was brought up by the meeting’s moderator, Tim […]