Category: Features

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

Say hello to the IFO. The cryptocurrency futures exchange CoinFLEX, backed by Polychain Capital and investor Roger Ver, will launch its first initial futures offering (IFO) this week. “This is the first time we’ve made a futures market for a coin that doesn’t actually exist yet,” CoinFLEX CEO Mark Lamb […]

How Bitcoin Might Help the World’s Oppressed Sidestep Censorship – in Space

A loose group of developers are testing out the idea that the combination of bitcoin and orbital communication might provide a means for stopping governments or other powerful entities from suppressing news they don’t like. Censorship is a worldwide problem, with one of the more recent examples include a new […]

Coinbase Is in Talks to Launch Its Own Insurance Company

The takeaway: Coinbase is exploring plans to set up its own “captive” insurance company, industry sources said. At the start of this year, insurance broker Aon began establishing captive companies in the Cayman Islands, working with a handful of cryptocurrency firms. Aon says a captive structure can help firms get […]

Billion-Dollar Returns: The Upside of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Kirk Phillips is an entrepreneur, certified public accountant (CPA) and author of “The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide: For Entrepreneurs & Business Advisors.” Adam B. Levine is the creator of the long-running Let’s Talk Bitcoin! podcast and founder of Tokenly Inc. At first glance, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency doesn’t make sense.  On […]

Russia’s Largest Bank Is Quitting Central Bank’s Blockchain Project

The Takeaway Masterchain, a blockchain project backed by Russia’s central bank, is falling behind on its goals two years after inception. Sberbank, the leading bank in Russia, is unsatisfied with the system’s speed, security and overall efficiency after testing it. The bank is looking to shift its work to other […]

Monero and Zcash Conferences Showcase Their Differences (And Links)

Last weekend, two privacy coin conferences heralded the future of cryptocurrency governance: the hybrid startup model versus grassroots experimentation. Over 200 people gathered in Croatia for Zcon1, organized by the nonprofit Zcash Foundation, while roughly 75 attendees gathered in Denver for the first Monero Konferenco. These two privacy coins are […]