Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has revealed its new Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform in a press release published today, August 17. The new tool, dubbed JD Blockchain Open Platform, aims to enable businesses to build, host and implement blockchain solutions without having to develop the technology from scratch. According to the press release, the service will offer … Read moreChinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Bitcoin Stickers Attract Unwanted Attention from Authorities

News Bitcoin, while becoming more widely known and a little better understood among the general public, is still considered suspicious among rank and file security folk such as customs and airport agents. Security expert Matt Mitchell warns enthusiasts might want to cover up when it comes to stickers and other social advertisements announcing their crypto … Read moreBitcoin Stickers Attract Unwanted Attention from Authorities

Thai SEC Clears Seven Cryptocurrency Operators to Serve Clients, Reviews Two More

Thai regulators announced Thursday, August 16, that they have so far approved seven business entities to conduct cryptocurrency operations as part of the formalization of the country’s domestic market. In a statement, Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) confirmed Bitcoin Co. Ltd. (BX), Bitkub Online Co. Ltd., Cash2coins Co. Ltd., Group Co. Ltd. (TDAX), … Read moreThai SEC Clears Seven Cryptocurrency Operators to Serve Clients, Reviews Two More

Bitangels Co-Founder Sues AT&T for $224 Million Over Cryptocurrency Hack

News The cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin is suing the large telecom firm AT&T because his mobile phone was compromised by hackers who stole $24M USD worth of digital assets. Terpin says he was hacked twice in less than a year and employees at AT&T participated in a SIM swap fraud. Also read: Fivebucks.com: Meet the Freelancer’s … Read moreBitangels Co-Founder Sues AT&T for $224 Million Over Cryptocurrency Hack

Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Sets Up $10 Million Hong Kong Blockchain Venture Fund

Japanese social messaging app LINE announced the creation of a $10 million blockchain venture fund Wednesday, August 15, as part of its expansion into the cryptocurrency market. Launched via Hong Kong-based subsidiary unblock corp., the fund contains funds from fellow LINE sister outfit LVC Corporation. “Additionally, unblock ventures’ token fund is expected to expand in … Read moreJapan’s Messaging Giant LINE Sets Up $10 Million Hong Kong Blockchain Venture Fund

Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

Op-Ed Many people lust for control. They need to control objects, animals, and people. This need for domination leads some to use violence to sate their urges. Their blind obedience to control unlocks a pathology that destroys their thinking faculties. It turns them into animals, driven by a fetish for control. In some ways, this … Read moreCuring the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Drafts Law to Create Central Bank for Crypto

Regulation A member of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly has reportedly revealed that the assembly is preparing a reform to the country’s Constitution that includes a central bank for cryptocurrencies. This follows the Venezuelan government’s latest effort to tie the new bolivar currency to the petro. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space … Read moreVenezuela’s Constituent Assembly Drafts Law to Create Central Bank for Crypto

Turkish Lira’s Collapse Sees Media Highlight Bitcoin’s Relative Stability

Mainstream media seized on the unravelling currency crisis in Turkey Monday, August 13, with Bloomberg publicizing a demonstration of Bitcoin’s (BTC) comparatively low volatility. Leading with the headline “Turkey Meltdown Propels Lira Volatility Above Bitcoin,” Bloomberg became the latest publication to reveal the full extent of the Turkish national currency’s devaluation this year. “The 10-day … Read moreTurkish Lira’s Collapse Sees Media Highlight Bitcoin’s Relative Stability