Author: Bitcoiner

CFA Institute Adds Cryptocurrency Topics to its 2019 Financial Exam

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute are adding cryptocurrency and blockchain topics to their 2019 exam. The subjects will form a new module called Fintech in Investment Management. Inclusion on the CFA Institute Exam Important for Public Perception of Crypto The CFA Institute have responded to growing demand for education on digital currencies and blockchain. […]

Beyond the Classroom: The Rise of University Blockchain Labs

As the cryptocurrency industry matures and public interest heightens, blockchain research and educational efforts have made their way into the halls of some of the world’s leading universities. Courses on cryptocurrency finance, blockchain development and related law are developing into serious avenues of study. They’re academia’s response to a formerly stigmatized space’s debut into mainstream […]

China’s IT Ministry Says Blockchain Should Be Developed on Industrial Scale

The deputy director of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has urged the country to “unite” forces to foster blockchain as a “core” technology for the new digital economy, according to a post on MIIT’s official website today, July 16. Speaking at the 2018 National Expert Forum on Manufacturing Powerful Countries, the Ministry’s […]

Swiss Stock Exchange Undecided on Digital Assets That Aren’t Securities

The Swiss Stock Exchange SIX has held off on publicly welcoming cryptoassets not considered securities to its new exchange. ‘It’s Still Open’ Six Digital Exchange (SDX), news of which drew much fanfare when it was announced earlier this month, will subject all future assets to a “due diligence process,” spokesman Stephan Meier told local news […]

Crypto to Expand Mobile Payments to Rural Networks Without State Control

China, which is on its way to becoming a cashless society, highlights how cryptocurrencies could be used for all global payments. However, the overreaching control of the Chinese state shows why cryptocurrencies are needed to maintain the financial freedom of citizens. Mobile Payments Used in Rural Villages Roughly two-thirds of China’s population use WeChat to […]

Bitcoin Price Jumps as World’s Biggest ETF Provider BlackRock Looks to Get Involved

BlackRock, Inc. — the world’s largest asset manager and exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider — is reportedly exploring opportunities to legally take part in the cryptocurrency market. A Change of Heart Despite the company’s previous skepticism towards the cryptocurrency field, BlackRock, Inc. is looking at ways to take advantage of the “fast growing cryptocurrency market.” Insiders […]