How to Choose a Blockchain Platform for Your Business

The growing popularity of crypto investments has aroused a keen interest in blockchain technologies and their possibilities. Today, blockchain is used as a generic term, and most people associate it with Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency created using the distributed ledger technology for the first time. However, the potential and scope of the application of decentralized ledgers have already become so much broader. Blockchains can be used independently from a cryptocurrency and can easily be modified. Anyone who knows the basics of programming is capable of creating his/her own blockchain. When Does…

Crypto in Japan: Yen-backed Crypto in the Works by Chinese Blockchain Company

Japan just received some crypto-positive news, as a Chinese blockchain company just unveiled it’s working on a yen-backed cryptocurrency. Crypto in Japan has always been widely accepted, but it is quite the opposite in China—the country went as far as to create its own cryptocurrency firewall. The South China Morning Post reported this morning that Grandshores Technology Group is planning on raising $100 million HK in an initial coin offering to finance a yen-backed digital token. Crypto in Japan “Blockchain will become the mainstream technology in the next three to five…

Crypto Daily News: SpaceX Engineeer Starts Own Crypto Exchange and Zimbabwe Finance Minister Speaks Out About Bitcoin

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the details of the SpaceX engineer’s new crypto exchange and what Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister said about crypto lately. Crypto Daily News: September 17th, 2018 Former SpaceX Engineer Starts a Crypto Exchange Joshua Greenwald, former SpaceX engineer, is currently the CEO of LXDX and the company just announced that it is launching its own public digital currency exchange. LXDX currently holds its own proprietary software that’s focused on levels of performance not currently seen in the current crypto market. LXDX offers a low…

Jack Ma on Blockchain: Chief Exec Thinks Blockchain Will Be “Useless” If It Doesn’t Help the Environment

Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Executive Chairman, has never been shy about his thoughts on the newest and latest technology. The Chinese businessman, investor, and philanthropist has been a long-proponent of blockchain technology but recently made a firm statement on its future. Let’s take a closer look at Jack Ma on blockchain. Jack Ma on Blockchain Ma believes that blockchain and other advanced technologies still need to prove they can help society evolve in a “greener and more inclusive” direction, local news outlet cnBeta reported. Ma told those present at the World…

Morgan Stanley Bitcoin Derivatives are Ready to Go

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) plans to offer its customers complex derivatives that will be tied to Bitcoin (BTC), Bloomberg reported this morning. The Morgan Stanley Bitcoin derivatives will push the investment bank in the running with its competition currently dabbing in the cryptocurrency space. Morgan Stanley Bitcoin Derivatives According to a person familiar with the venture, Morgan Stanley, one of the world’s largest investment banks, is trying to create ways for its client to get involved in the digital currency market. Institutional investors have shown that they don’t want to actually…

Crypto Daily News: OKEx Founder Arrested by Shanghai Police and Man Lost Life Savings When Bitcoin (BTC) Crashed

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the details of OKEx’s founder being arrested by Shanghai police and the story on the man losing his life savings after Bitcoin (BTC) crashed. Crypto Daily News: September 11th, 2018 OKEx Founder Arrested The top crypto news today revolves around the latest reports of OKEx’s founder, Star Xu, being arrested for fraud by Shanghai police. Sina News: Star Xu, founder of OKCoin/OKEX, is being investigated by Shanghai police. According to Lu Jun, officer at the local PD, Xu was suspected of…

Crypto Canada: First Block Capital Launches Canadian Bitcoin (BTC) Mutual Fund

Yesterday, First Block Capital Inc, a Canadian blockchain and cryptocurrency investment company, announced that its Bitcoin (BTC) trust has achieved mutual fund status in Canada. Due to this, it allows investors to place funds in registered accounts such as Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA). Bitcoin Mutual Fund Block’s FBC Bitcoin (BTC) trust allows qualified investors to gain exposure to BTC without having to buy, store or manage the cryptocurrency. These trust units are considered a qualified investment for a mutual fund trust under the Tax…

Stellar (XLM) Embraced by Visa-Backed Blockchain Company

The Stellar Foundation is a non-profit blockchain project that built the Stellar network. The Stellar ecosystem holds the digital token Stellar (XLM), or Stellar lumens. The for-profit subsidiary of the Stellar Foundation, Lightyear, purchased Chain for around $40 million. As part of the all-cash deal, all of Chain’s existing investors, such as Citi Ventures, Visa, and Nasdaq will all receive a return on their initial investment, Chain’s co-founder, Adam Ludwin, told Forbes. “All of the clients that we have now have effectively shifted from using a traditional database model to…

Goldman Sachs CFO States Company ISN’T Ditching Bitcoin Trading Desk

If you’ve been monitoring the cryptocurrency market on a daily or weekly basis, you probably noticed that the market took a big nosedive this week. This is mostly due to the rumor going around mainstream media about Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) putting a stop to its Bitcoin exchange desk—a rumor that the Goldman Sachs CFO put a stop to. The story originated from Business Insider. There are other speculations as to why the market dropped, but the overall consensus comes down to panic selling because the giant investment bank pulled its crypto…

Crypto Daily News: Nearly 75% of Americans Know What Bitcoin is Now; Twitter Considering Blockchain

In today’s edition of crypto daily news, we’ll look at a new survey that shows that 80% of Americans have heard of Bitcoin, as well as at the details of Twitter looking in blockchain technology. Crypto Daily News: September 6th, 2018 Survey Shows 80% of Americans Know about Bitcoin Published today by the polling firm YouGov, a new poll shows that just under 50 percent of millennials in the US are interested in using digital currencies as a primary form of payment. This would be opposed to using the US Dollar.…