Banking Shut Down Drives Crypto Adoption Among Venezuelans March 19, 2020

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin (BTC) trading has surged in Venezuela after shutting banks amid a nationwide quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus. On March 17, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro brought a country-wide quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. With only 33 cases of coronavirus confirmed so far, the administration hopes that the emergency measures will […]

Amid Rising Adoption, Funding for Blockchain Startups Dries Up December 31, 2019

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the startup ecosystem and multinationals alike. Numerous benefits provided by the technology has incentivized businesses and governments to adopt, explore or invest in it.  However, a surprising turn of events took place in 2019 when it comes to the amount invested into blockchain technology and companies behind them. After […]

Tech Development, Investments and NFT to Drive Crypto Adoption in 2020 December 25, 2019

As the end of the year draws closer, discussing what the future holds for the crypto industry becomes increasingly relevant. In particular, how global financial and technological trends will affect the adoption of cryptocurrencies in the coming year. Despite the critics, the number of industry experts and crypto enthusiasts who foresee a promising future for […]

Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO December 16, 2018

The CEO of crypto merchant platform BitPay Stephen Pair stated that speculation on future adoption drives Bitcoin’s (BTC) price more than “actual utility,” in an interview on CNBC Dec. 13. Speaking on the reasons behind Bitcoin’s current value, compared to its historic price highs, Pair told reporters: “A very big component of the [Bitcoin’s] price […]

Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption December 14, 2018

After months of monitoring and observing the “promising and challenging” potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT), the European Union (EU) is finally making a turn into the blockchain industry. How it all started Back in February 2018, the European Commission (EC) launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, aimed to support European cross-border engagement with […]

From Adoption to FOMO: Reasons Behind Ripple’s Leap September 23, 2018

Over the past week, altcoin Ripple’s (XRP) price has gone through the roof. It has seen an unprecedented 140 percent growth over the past seven days, up almost 63 percent in the past 24 hours alone, trading at around $0.61 at press time. XRP has gone as far as to beat Ethereum (ETH) to be […]