Ethereum Foundation Issues $3 Million in New Grants

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a total of $2.86 million to 20 different projects in Wave IV of its Grant Program. Announced at the beginning of 2018, the foundation began the new year with a resolution to fund promising projects that develop on Ethereum. Since the program’s launch, the foundation has committed over $14 million …

Australian State of New South Wales Mandates Land Registry Shift to Blockchain by 2019

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is set to complete a proof-of-concept (PoC) for a blockchain-based land registry system by summer 2019, ZDNet reported October 15. The new PoC is expected to be completed by the NSW Land Registry Services – together with Stockholm-based blockchain startup ChromaWay – by early …

Kenyan Government to Use Blockchain to Distribute Affordable Housing

The Kenyan government plans to leverage blockchain technology for the distribution of new government-funded housing units, according to reports from local news outlet the Star. The Kenyan National Housing Fund will finance the initiative under the Finance Act 2018, and it plans to create an efficient allocation of the houses to those who need it …

September ICO Market Overview: Trends, Capitalization, Localization

Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The ICOmeter aims to provide the accurate and concise information about the development of the ICO market in the previous month, and its relation to the all-time statistics. …

BitPay-Pal? BitPay Introduces Settlement in USD-Pegged Stablecoins

BitPay, purportedly the largest blockchain payments provider, will allow merchants to accept settlements in USD-pegged stablecoins. Gemini Dollar and USD Coin Get the Green Light The leading blockchain payments provider BitPay announced that it will allow merchants to receive settlement in USD-backed stablecoins, namely the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Circle’s USD Coin (USDC). Up until …

ICOs Should be Considered Securities

Former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler said that most tokens sold through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) should be classified as securities, Bloomberg reported Oct. 15. Should cryptocurrencies be considered securities, they would fall under the regulatory purview of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Issuers of coins would …

Everything Bitcoin With Crypto Expert Tom Lee

Bitcoin bull Tom Lee was an early evangelist for the digital currency. Here’s a look at the evolution of his calls on bitcoin during its epic boom and bust. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. …

Soaring Inflation Sends Bitcoin Trading Volume to New High in Venezuela

The amount of Venezuelan bolivars being spent to purchase bitcoin has risen to record levels as the South American country experiences unprecedented hyperinflation and a worsening economic crisis. Per Coin Dance, bitcoins worth nearly 900 million bolivars have been traded so far this week in Venezuela, and this is already higher than last’s week volume …