Day: December 1, 2018

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn’t Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn’t Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy The majority of bitcoin miners — about 78 percent — use renewable energy to power their mining operations, while preventing surplus electricity from going to waste in countries such as China, a new study by Coinshares has revealed. […]

Bitcoin Mining Startup Envion Ordered to Close by Swiss Court

Bitcoin Mining Startup Envion Ordered to Close by Swiss Court A court in Switzerland has ordered the closure of bitcoin mining startup Envion AG over concerns of poor corporate governance. The company raised $ 100 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in January, but a succession of boardroom wrangles […]

New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible

New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible Since the recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade, the protocol now has some newly added features like the re-enabled opcode OP_Checkdatasig. After the implementation, a few developers have been experimenting with the opcode and have developed concepts such as “spending […]

Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto Securities

Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto Securities Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly clarified how existing laws can apply to crypto securities. In addition, Thai companies planning to issue securities tokens abroad would be guilty of wrongdoing under the Digital Asset Act for avoiding regulated […]

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies Estonia, one of Europe’s most crypto-friendly nations, plans to tighten its licensing regime for cryptocurrency companies. The financial authorities in Tallinn want to introduce stricter regulations for fintech businesses registered in the Baltic country.   Also read: Binance Terminates Services for Users […]

Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’ Smartphone

Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’ Smartphone On Nov. 29, Sirin Labs announced the commercial launch of its new blockchain smartphone known as the Finney. According to the cellphone creators, the Finney offers “secure and state of the art mobile technology” alongside an embedded cold storage cryptocurrency wallet. Also read: Bloxroute Joins […]