Category: News

Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain Welcomes Japanese Yen Stablecoin

Blockstream has announced Crypto Garage, a joint venture with Digital Garage and Tokyo Tanshi, to serve the Japanese Bitcoin market. The partnership will soon launch the Liquid sidechain based SETTLENET suite, the first application of which will be a yen-pegged stablecoin. SETTLENET on Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain The SETTLENET suite aims to provide Japanese exchanges and OTC trading desks with enhanced liquidity, speed […]

Indonesia’s First Unicorn Go-Jek Buys Bitcoin Startup

Indonesian multi-platform behemoth, Go-Jek, recently acquired Philippine-based Cryptocurrency payment company, Reports indicate the move allows Go-Jek to expand its cashless service delivery across its plethora of service delivery platforms. Go-Jek Buys Majority Stakes in According to TechCrunch, Go-Jek acquired majority stakes in in a deal worth north of $70 million. Announcing the move, […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Lift Off, Cross-Hairs at $4,500

Bitcoin Price recover, bulls bounce back Market leaders set positives in Blockchain and crypto There is a jump in market participation level. Volumes swell in the 4HR time frame After Jan 20 drops, BTC is finding support at around $3,500—the lower limit of our support zone. As a result, there is a likelihood that Bitcoin […]

Bitcoin Should ‘Depart’ From Proof-of-Work, Says Bank Of International Settlements

Bitcoin figures have dismissed the latest report on cryptocurrencies by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) after it claimed Bitcoin must stop using its Proof-of-Work algorithm. BIS: Bitcoin Must Drop Proof-of-Work The report, ‘Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies,’ was released January 21. It focused on double-spend attacks within cryptocurrency blockchains, as well […]

E-Commerce Giant Rakuten to Move Crypto Exchange to New Payments Subsidiary

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has announced a revision to its corporate restructure, setting up a new payments subsidiary that includes its cryptocurrency business, Cointelegraph Japan reported Jan. 21. Rakuten, known informally as ‘Japan’s Amazon,’ originally revealed in August last year it would seek to reorganize its various offshoots in order to improve accountability and decision-making […]

Cryptocurrencies ‘Are a Threat’ But I’m Not Too Worried

Live from a snow-covered World Economic Forum in Davos, the IMF cuts the global economic growth outlook by 3.5%, the lowest in three years. Senior adviser to the Bank of England Huw van Steenis is leading their review of the future of finance, which he insists doesn’t include cryptocurrencies. Bank of England Advisor: Banks Must […]