Op Ed: China’s ICO Ban Is Characteristic — Not Catastrophic

The crypto market, especially in China, has been in a panic in these past few days, largely because of an official notice on Preventing Risks of Fundraising Through Coin Offering, jointly issued by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for […]

GreenAddress Is Now the First Mobile Wallet to Offer SegWit Transactions

GreenAddress (and its reimplementation GreenBits), the Bitcoin wallet that was acquired by blockchain infrastructure company Blockstream earlier this year, is the first mobile wallet to offer Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions. This means that GreenAddress users are among the first to benefit from lower fees and faster transaction times enabled by the long-awaited protocol upgrade. “The […]

Ether Price Analysis: China’s ICO Ban May Lead to Further Pull-backs

After Labor Day weekend, many ETH-USD traders were surprised to find a 30% market drop over the course of 3 days. After an initial drop to the $330s, the ETH-USD market suffered another blow as China announced it will be banning ICOs and conducting rigorous investigations into several of the newer coins such as NEO […]

Op Ed: Beware the Perils of Over-Regulation for ICOs

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the gene drug Kymriah for certain types of cancer. However, Kymriah costs $475,000 for one single treatment, Bloomberg reports, which is well beyond being affordable for average patients. In the U.S., the FDA approval process itself adds billions of dollars to drug development costs, which […]