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 […]

Amsterdam Airport Reveals Its First Cryptocurrency ATM

Passengers visiting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will now be able to trade their Euros for cryptocurrencies, through a newly launched cryptocurrency ATM. Schiphol Unexpectedly Announces Cryptocurrency ATM On June the 20th, Schiphol Airport announced the installation of its first cryptocurrency ATM. According to the blog post released by the airport, this is going to be the […]