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IMF perspective on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

IMF perspective on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) relates to a new form of money – digital money created by the central bank, rather than commercial banks as it is now. Central banks around the world are discussing it, some of launching pilot projects. What is CBDC? What are its upsides and risks?…
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Will Facebook’s new Libra coin bring cryptos to the masses?

Will Facebook’s new Libra coin bring cryptos to the masses?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard that Facebook has recently released the first concrete information about its new cryptocurrency, dubbed Libra. As there is a lot of great in-depth content about this, in this article focus will fall on potential issues or areas of…
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7 reasons for Bitcoin’s May price rise, and future BTC outlook

7 reasons for Bitcoin’s May price rise, and future BTC outlook

It started in April when the price of Bitcoin rose 20% in 24 hours. Since late March, the price of BTC has doubled. What are the reasons behind this new exciting Bitcoin run? First, you may ask: why should I care about Bitcoin’s price at all? In short, because it…
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UK’s first ever crypto-friendly bank is coming this year

UK’s first ever crypto-friendly bank is coming this year

As consumers, it is quite easy now to join the Blockchain revolution and purchase some cryptocurrencies. But if you’re a crypto business, banking is a nightmare. Banks often refuse to open an account for crypto companies, not because it’s illegal, but because compliance is a hassle. And this happens to…
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What is Binance DEX and centralised vs decentralised exchanges

What is Binance DEX and centralised vs decentralised exchanges

Binance DEX is Binance’s new decentralised exchange, or rather, a “decentralised order matching engine”, as the main page will tell you. It was launched on April 23rd, 2019, on Binance’s new blockchain: Binance Chain, and is meant to be the quickest platform when it comes to exchanging assets – it…
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How to buy Binance Coin (BNB) on eToro?

How to buy Binance Coin (BNB) on eToro?

Binance Coin (BNB) is an attractive investment and eToro is a highly recommended, regulated brokerage. In this article, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to buy BNB on eToro. Step 1. Find Binance Coin (BNB) on eToro Use the search function on the main page. You can either…
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How to run a successful ICO in a bear market: interview with ARYZE

How to run a successful ICO in a bear market: interview with ARYZE

ARYZE has recently successfully finished its ICO. It was a private presale that ran in the second half of 2018, raising around 1.6 million USD from over 280 contributors. It was one of the first, if not the actual first successful ICO from Denmark, which is especially impressive considering the…
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A true P2P marketplace. No fees. No restrictions. Welcome to OpenBazaar

A true P2P marketplace. No fees. No restrictions. Welcome to OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar is the world’s first and only fully decentralized marketplace, which means it connects people directly and securely to each other via a peer-to-peer network, rather than through a centralized website, like online marketplace giants Alibaba, Amazon, or eBay. There’s no big company behind the scenes that can act as…
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Managing your crypto assets: Blox Q&A

Managing your crypto assets: Blox Q&A

Blox is the go-to solutions for crypto assets tracking, management, and bookkeeping. It is aimed at both users and enterprises, and is becoming very popular among both groups. Why was Blox created? What do you believe was missing from previous solutions? When we founded Blox it was out of a…
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eToro signals tokenized future with acquisition of smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo

eToro signals tokenized future with acquisition of smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo

Acquisition of Firmo brings eToro one step closer to becoming the first truly global service provider allowing people to trade, invest and save. The global multi-asset investment platform has recently announced that it has acquired Firmo, for an undisclosed amount. Firmo enables smart contracts for derivatives to be securely enabled…
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Towards a mass adoption of Ethereum with Status

Towards a mass adoption of Ethereum with Status

I have sat down with the COO of Status, Nabil Naghdy, to talk about mass adoption of Ethereum, Status contribution to it, and its use cases. What needs to be done to drive mass adoption of Ethereum? First of all, it should be said that there is already quite a…
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Easy explanation of Constantinople and the contentious Create2

Easy explanation of Constantinople and the contentious Create2

In this article we will shortly describe the upcoming Constantinople update, with the focus on Create2 – a contentious protocol that may have as many advantages as vulnerabilities. What is Constantinople? Constantinople is a hard fork, that is “a permanent divergence from the previous version of the blockchain”. As the…
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GDPR and Blockchain: contradictory or complementary?

GDPR and Blockchain: contradictory or complementary?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Blockchain seem to be contradictory terms, with major requirements of the regulation flying in the face of Blockchain features. But is this really the case? In this article we will explain what GDPR is and present its main points. We will also dive into…
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Democracy.earth: improving democracy with Blockchain

Democracy.earth: improving democracy with Blockchain

Voting is essential for a well-functioning democracy. And due to corruption or imperfect voting methods, the results may not always be trusted. Depending where you live, you may even take this fundamental right for granted. And as with many other areas, Blockchain technology can improve voting as well. Blockchain removes…
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Blockchain has been hacked several times. And it’s getting more frequent

Blockchain has been hacked several times. And it’s getting more frequent

You may have heard that “Blockchain has never been hacked, it’s the intermediaries (exchanges etc.) that are vulnerable”. This may have been true until a few years ago, but no longer. 2018 has seen not only a truly brutal market, but also several (!) successful 51% attacks of Blockchain. Let’s…
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