Is Bitcoin Legal Tender? Kenya’s Parliament Gives Treasury 2 Weeks to Decide

Kenyan MPs have given the Treasury secretary a two-week deadline by which he must decide the fate of bitcoin and other  cryptocurrencies, specifically regarding their status as legal tender in the nation of 48 million people. The deadline follows a warning issued in April by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). The Finance and National Planning […]

Ethereum Sharding Slated for 2020: ETH Foundation Researcher Justin Drake

Sharding, a much-anticipated Ethereum scaling solution, could be implemented as soon as 2020, Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake said on Friday. Speaking to TechCrunch, Ethereum researchers including Drake and co-creator Vitalik Buterin discussed scaling solutions and the future of the project, outlining specific goals and functions of their upcoming new features. Discussing scaling, Buterin said […]

Gemini Exchange Hires Technology Executive from the New York Stock Exchange

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it has hired its first chief technology officer. Robert Cornish previously served as the chief information officer at the New York Stock Exchange. Gemini Poach Talent from Traditional Asset Sector In a statement reported by Bloomberg, the Gemini digital asset exchange platform have announced that Robert Cornish is […]

Winklevoss Twins Poach NYSE Executive to Serve as Gemini’s First CTO

Gemini, the Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency exchange, has joined the trend of hiring institutional trading executives for crypto exchanges by hiring Robert Cornish of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to serve as its first chief technology officer. Cornish oversaw Pillar, the project aimed at revamping the NYSE‘s famous Big Board and its outdated electronic trading platforms. […]