Ethereum’s Swarm Moves Closer to Achieving a Decentralized Internet

The Swarm team has announced the immediate release of Swarm client v0.3. Swarm is a distributed storage platform and content distribution service which can facilitate decentralized hosting of websites leading to censorship-resistant content. Code Merged into Master Branch The main aim of Swarm is to provide a decentralized store of Ethereum’s public record. This will […]

Asset Management Firm Launches Chinese Blockchain ETF

Blockchain technology has grabbed the interest of investors globally as it has quickly grown into one of the most exciting areas due to its wide variety of application across industries. This is why Reality Shares, an asset management firm, is launching China’s first blockchain ETF, which gives investors access to Chinese companies at the forefront […]

World Refugee Day: How Digital Identities Can Help a Population in Crisis

According to statistics from the United Nations Refugee Agency, there are 25.4 million refugees in the world and some 3.1 million asylum seekers. On this year’s World Refugee Day, we’re reminded of the perpetual crises that plague our international communities and the displaced individuals they create. For those in the blockchain industry, today may also serve […]

Grammy Winner Akon to Launch Cryptocurrency ‘Akoin,’ Build ‘Crypto City’ in Senegal

Akon, a Senegalese-American rapper and solar energy entrepreneur, plans to offer a cryptocurrency in two weeks to help improve conditions in Africa, according to Page Six. Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, the entertainer and entrepreneur told a panel that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology could empower people in Africa […]

Reality Shares Launches World’s First China Blockchain ETF

In an effort to take advantage of China’s innovation in the cryptocurrency sphere, asset management firm Reality Shares launched the first ever blockchain ETF for the country. The company says their goal is to “democratize the world’s best investing ideas.” According to a news release on June 20th, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy China […]

ICOs ‘Taking Advantage’ of Retail Investors: Nasdaq CEO

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) may provide early-stage startups with an effective way to raise capital and build a dedicated base of followers, but the head of one of the world’s largest stock exchanges believes that they’re harmful to retail investors. Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman levied this criticism on Wednesday at the Future of Fintech conference […]

World Refugee Day: Leveraging the Blockchain to Deliver Digital Identities

World Refugee Day is a day that is held every 20 June to highlight and raise awareness of the situation that refugees face throughout the world. But with billions of people worldwide lacking an identity, how can the blockchain be leveraged to deliver digital identities to the world’s most vulnerable? Using the Blockchain to Provide […]