Smart Contract Firm Quantstamp Reveals Investment From Financial Giant Nomura March 8, 2019

United States smart contract security company Quantstamp has announced its expansion to Japan following an investment from local financial giant Nomura Holdings. The news was revealed in a press release from Quantstamp published on March 6. According to the announcement, the U.S. firm has received a “significant investment” from Nomura, which provides investment, financing and […]

Tencent Survey Reveals Chinese Economists Divided on Future of Blockchain, Crypto February 4, 2019

China’s economics experts fail to agree on the future of blockchain and digital currency, according to a survey from internet giant Tencent, cited by local news outlet Jiemian Feb. 1. Sent to 100 chief economists from banks, research institutions and universities, the survey was reportedly conducted by Tencent’s Financial Science and Technology Think Tank. Participants […]

Move Aside Apple: Crypto Platform Reveals ‘Premium’ Hardware Wallet in Sleek Video November 29, 2018

A platform which aims to demystify crypto and bring it to the masses through a suite of blockchain-driven financial services has launched its latest product: a hardware wallet that combines “institutional-grade security with a consumer-friendly user experience, beautiful design and premium materials.” In a promotional video not dissimilar from the sleek ads released by tech […]

Binance Reveals Results of Crypto Donations for Flood Relief in Japan October 25, 2018

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has released a report on crypto donations to provide relief for West Japan following devastating floods in mid-July, according to a blog post published Oct. 24. From late June to mid-July, record downpours in southwestern Japan caused floods and landslides, wherein over 8 million people were advised to evacuate […]

88% Of Crypto Exchanges Want Industry Regulation, New Study Reveals August 1, 2018

Lithuania-based crypto payment company Mistertango has released a study which reveals that 88% of cryptocurrency exchanges want industry regulation. The study was based on responses from 24 crypto exchanges across the world with a total daily trading volume of over $100 million. The responses show an industry that wants to be part of the formal system, […]

Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’ July 28, 2018

The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegram has released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an official statement published July 26. The tool, dubbed Telegram Passport, reportedly encrypts a user’s personal ID information and let’s users securely share their ID data with third parties, which the Telegram post elaborates on as […]

Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex Reveals Plans to Open US Trading Platform July 27, 2018

Online broker Monex Group, which bought out hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck this spring, plans to launch a U.S.-based trading platform, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, July 27. A summary of data from a financial briefing held Friday confirms plans to establish TradeStation Crypto Inc. as a cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary of securities brokerage firm TradeStation, which Monex […]

S. Korea’s Top Telephone Company Reveals Its Own Blockchain Network July 24, 2018

State-owned KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telephone company, has announced the launch of its blockchain-powered commercial network. The firm has built a blockchain layer on top of its existing nationwide network in order to make it “more secure and transparent,” according to an article by The Korea Herald published Tuesday, July 24. The news outlet […]

Kik Messaging App Reveals Its First Beta Product, Kinit July 19, 2018

Canadian messaging application Kik has launched its first beta product called Kinit, which is related to the company’s Kin token, TechCrunch reported July 18. The release follows Kik’s successful initial coin offering (ICO) which raised $100 million. The ICO for the Kin token concluded in September 2017, having raised almost $100 million from more than […]

Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners July 19, 2018

A special report on the recent floods across China’s Sichuan province has uncovered an extraordinary story of resilience, discomfort, tragedy, and rapidly changing economic circumstances experienced by the the people who make up the world’s largest concentration of small-time bitcoin miners. Put together by Chinese news platform Jiemian, the report follows the story of Li […]