December 2019


What Is a Cryptocurrency? We Need Clearer Definitions

The system plans to use a permissioned blockchain, and it is currently unclear which … Ironically, a surveillance-focused CBDC could be the thing that defeats bitcoin as ‘dissident tech’ Related: AI for Everyone: Super-Smart Systems That Reward Data Creators But…


Recap of Cryptocurrency Regulation and Adoption in 2019

European Union Set to Enforce AMLD5 in Two Weeks The European Union is shaping up to be an epicenter for the cryptocurrency space, and it could dominate the conversation … President Xi Jinping encouraged both private and government agencies to…


Most Important Cryptocurrency Industry Milestones of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time to take a look back and take stock of events that marked watershed moments in the cryptocurrency industry … only 63 percent of the exchange’s futures market is backed by Bitcoin….


Technical analysis of BTC/USD for 31/12/2019:

Crypto Industry News:An application for an ETF investment fund linked to Blockchain technology has been submitted to the Chinese national legislature, according to information disclosed by the Chinese Securities Commission.The proposal submitted on December 24 by the Shenzhen Penghua Fund…


OSS: Blockchains, Microsoft’s Defeat and IBM/Fedora

EY Open-Sources Tech It Says Slashes Cost of Private Ethereum Transactions In the updated code, EY said it’s made additions that allow private transactions at scale by batching up to 20 ZKP transfers in one transaction – a factor it…


China to get 1st Blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund

The proposed ETF aims to track and reflect the performance of Shenzhen-listed public stocks that have businesses in the blockchain industry. The ETF as reported will also be open to the public without any restrictions, like other available stocks in…


India Announces Blockchain-Based Payment Platform ‘Vajra’

NPCI claims that the new technology will bring real-time visibility into transactions … NCPI says it wants to bring more banks on-board in the future as part of its plans to become “the best payment network globally”.NPCI claims that the…


Approval sought for China’s first blockchain-focused ETF

Many industry watchers believe the industry will accelerate in 2020, particularly after Chinese President Xi Jinping gave his endorsement of the technology in October. The recently-launched Blockchain 50 Index and future blockchain ETFs could provide a more convenient investment instrument…


OSS: Blockchains, Microsoft’s Defeat and IBM/Fedora

EY Open-Sources Tech It Says Slashes Cost of Private Ethereum Transactions In the updated code, EY said it’s made additions that allow private transactions at scale by batching up to 20 ZKP transfers in one transaction – a factor it…