Since 2011, a group of enthusiasts and collectors have been obsessed with the physical manifestation of Bitcoin. On the face of it, physical Bitcoin seems like a contradiction to the key terms that define it, so a trustless, instantly transferable virtual currency becomes a real world coin that has all the disadvantages of Earth-bound cash.
An offline mobile map for travelers has raised $50 million in a seed-funding round led by Alameda Research. Announced Monday, the funding will go toward the launch of a multi-currency wallet on Maps.me and enable a decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on the offline mobile map platform. Cryptocurrency lender Genesis Capital and institutional cryptocurrency firm CMS
XRP’s woes continue, as its recovery on the cryptocurrency market seems unattainable in the near future. While XRP has been losing in value, other cryptocurrencies have been stamping in their worth. Polkadot has been performing well, surging by about 60% in the past week. Meanwhile, XRP has lost by more than 9% and has once
A third of Indian households use digital payments, with usage spread across income groups, according to a survey. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and People Research on India’s Consumer Economy (Price) surveyed more than 5000 households across 25 states on their use of digital payments. Around half of the country’s richest 20% of
To think that such a festive concept, one that evokes both sophistication and childlike wonder, could become so financially charged … Last week, Bank of America Securities chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett said in a note that bitcoin looks like “the mother of all bubbles.” Harnett seems to be using the strength and speed of
China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) – a permissioned blockchain network for building decentralized applications and tokens – plans on releasing a beta central bank digital currency (CBDC) as early as the second half of 2021, according to a Jan. 15 blog.
Bitcoin has seen some choppy price action throughout the past couple of days, with buyers and sellers largely reaching an impasse Following a swift overnight decline, Bitcoin has posted a strong rebound that has allowed it to surge back to $36,000 Where it trends next will undoubtedly depend on whether or not buyers can flip
David Schwartz, current chief technical officer at Ripple, is responding to reports his predecessor had lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin. In a Quora post on Thursday, Schwartz said recent reports about former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas forgetting the password to an encrypted hard drive containing thousands of Bitcoin (BTC) were
On Jan 16, 2020, the parent company of K-pop sensation girl band Mamamoo revealed that it would release non-fungible tokens (NFT) on Hong Kong-based exchange Xeno. K-pop Merch Going Digital The move by RBW (Rainbowbridge World), a South Korean entertainment company that represents top K-pop bands, will enable music fans to purchase digital merchandise associated
The cryptocurrency market is trending once again, thanks to Bitcoin’s big breakout and rally beyond $40,000. Altcoins are also following the BTC’s lead, which in turn has sparked massive FOMO amongst retail investors, alongside institutions. Investors are flooding eToro like never before, causing new user registrations to grow 25 times the number the company was