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Judge Orders Craig Wright to Physically Appear in Florida Lawsuit

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Craig Wright, the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto claimant, must appear in court on Monday or be held in contempt. The Florida court granted a motion to compel on June 14, mandating Wright to provide a list of all the bitcoin addresses he’s owned prior to December 2013. </strong> Also Read: The Blind Trust …

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Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses

Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven’t seen since November 27, 2017. According to CoinMetrics.io, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from” or “to” addresses used per day. Image via CoinMetrics Kevin Rooke noticed the move and Tweeted: When …

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Crypterium Introduces Global Crypto Payments Card

Crypterium – a financial technology startup based in Estonia — launched the Crypterium Card, the first crypto card available globally. Prior to this launch, crypto cards, such as the Coinbase Card, were only accessible in specific countries or by region, according to the company. Coinbase recently announced it would roll out services to six additional …

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Smart Contract Startup Tapped By Google As Blockchain Partner

Google has tapped a startup token project, Chainlink, as an official Cloud Partner and the relationship suggests a deep and detailed interest in blockchain technology by the Mountain View giant. The partnership, described in a detail Google Cloud blog post, aims to place BigQuery data on the blockchain using a “Chainlink oracle smart contract.” BigQuery …

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Facebook’s GlobalCoin May Be A ‘Historic Initiative,’ Say RBC Analysts

Facebook’s “crypto opportunity” comes with high expectations. “We believe this may prove to be one of the most important initiatives in the history of the company to unlock new engagement and revenue streams,” RBC Capital Markets’ Mark Mahaney and Zachary Schwartzman said in a note on Thursday. The two experts expect the currency to be …

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Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

Facebook’s GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch. Despite reports that Facebook is gearing up to reveal its new cryptocurrency as early as next week, a source with knowledge of Facebook’s operations said the project’s software has a long way to …

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Icelandic Regulators Approve Startup’s Plan for Fiat Payments on Ethereum

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland (FME) has approved Reykjavik-based Monerium as its first electronic money institution. The designation, announced Friday, means that Monerium has regulatory approval to provide fiat payment services on a blockchain and use it throughout the European Economic Area. Electronic money is a well-established regulatory framework in Europe that’s been in …

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US State of Nevada Passes Flurry of Blockchain Bills

Nevada passed regulatory sandbox legislation aimed at continuing blockchain investment and entrepreneurism in the state. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the “blockchain bills” on June 7 and 13. These are parcel to a number of bills passed in the state that support the continued growth of financial technology and blockchain. In February of this year Nevada …

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Startups Debut First Protocol for Issuing Tokens via Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Many bitcoiners thought it would be a cold day in hell when BHB Network co-founder Giacomo Zucco admitted that all tokens aren’t inherently scams. But, as it turns out, all he needed were the right partners. What started as a client’s request for a more secure alternative to ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens will soon emerge as …

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Venezuela Issues 50,000 Bolivar Bill Amid Persistent Hyperinflation

</header> <strong>Venezuelans are used to their currency costing less than the paper it’s printed on. Economic misfortunes and political upheaval place their country at the bottom of all inflation charts, year after year. The latest incarnation of the national fiat, Bolívar Soberano, has succumbed to the illness of all previous emissions – rapid depreciation. The …

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