Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal

State-owned Russian bank Sberbank has completed a repurchase agreement, or repo, using blockchain technology. The bank...

Michigan Secretary of State Nixes Crypto for Political Donations

The Michigan Secretary of State has formally barred cryptocurrencies from being used as donations...

Hong Kong Official Rules Out Plan for Central Bank Digital Currency

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the region's de facto central bank, currently has no plan to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC), a high level...

Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

On Monday April 16, the Philippines opposition senator Leila M. de Lima asked her fellow bureaucrats to push the passage of the cryptocurrency bills she helped...

Cypherpunk Legend Timothy May Has Passed Away

Timothy C. May, cypherpunk legend and author of the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto,” has passed...

Taxing Every Bitcoin Purchase Will Backfire for the IRS

Bitcoin has a remarkable way of teaching people very rapidly about the law of unintended consequences. A great example is when the Chinese government began inspecting regulated...

Ethereum Price Peaks Above $400 Again

For Ethereum price watchers the year 2018 has been rather abysmal. This is not entirely abnormal, as a massive price correction was to be expected after...

‘Longing’ Bitcoin Is ‘Hedge Against World Falling Apart’

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel described Bitcoin as “a hedge against the whole world falling apart” in new bullish comments March 15. Speaking at the Economic Club of New York quoted by CNBC, the Facebook...

Ethereum Foundation, Filecoin Back Plan to Make Proof-of-Stake Hardware

The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. Announced Thursday at Devcon, the annual gathering of developers...

The World’s Fifth-Largest Electrical Company Is Using an Ethereum Dapp

One of the world’s largest electrical companies is teaming up with ethereum app iExec...

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