Crypto Firms Speak out Against Critical McKinsey Report

Consulting giant McKinsey & Co recently published a report on the state of the blockchain industry, claiming that while crypto technology has potential, it has been unable to break away from the early “pioneer” phase with most use cases failing to take off. The Report: ‘Blockchain’s Occam Problem’ The report is not entirely critical, stating …

Litecoin Director Says Crypto Will Be Institutionalized–And That’s OK

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Everyone’s heard of Litecoin. Not to mention its charismatic creator Charlie Lee who sold all his LTC at the end of last year. A surprise move. Yet one that was meant to remove any conflict of interest between his active social media presence and the price of the coin he created. But …

Activists Use Crypto to Protect ‘Rap Against Dictatorship’ from Censorship

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Anti-government activists in Thailand are using crypto tech to help prevent authorities from censoring “Rap Against Dictatorship,” a controversial music video that has gone viral in the country. The video, which excoriates Thai government and military authorities on a number of social issues, has achieved runaway success in Thailand, amassing more than …

Tether Will be Replaced by New Stablecoins, Better for Crypto

On October 3, the price of Tether fell by more than 1 percent, creating a premium on crypto exchanges for traders purchasing major digital assets like Bitcoin with the stablecoin. In an exclusive interview with CCN, respected cryptocurrency trader and analyst Alex Krüger stated that Tether will likely not crash in the short-term, but the …

Caitlin Long on Crafting Positive Cryptocurrency Regulations

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part interview series with Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Pension Solutions Group. Long, an ardent blockchain advocate, has been critical of Wall Street’s corrupt banking practices, which she fears institutions will integrate into their cryptocurrency products and services. Read part 1 here. Part …

Indiegogo Founder Talks Security Tokens

Crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, known for the creation of projects like the Wardenclyffe Tesla Science Centre, recently stepped into the security token market with the announcement that the company would tokenize the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado and sell the tokens as legally-registered securities in a security token offering (STO). STOs Will Soon Become Commonplace …

Coinbase UK CEO on the Biggest Issue Facing Cryptocurrency

Zeeshan Feroz, CEO of Coinbase UK, spoke with CCN recently about the recent developments in the cryptocurrency exchange industry and the space as a whole. Feroz has been with Coinbase since February 2017 and notes that the UK is the company’s fastest growing market. After opening a London office in March of last year the …

Bitcoin Venezuela on Why the Petro Isn’t Even ‘Backed by Trust’

Randy Brito is the head of Bitcoin Venezuela, a non-profit organization dedicated to educate and promote Bitcoin in Venezuela. He is also spearheading the Locha project, which he describes as “an effort to push the needed developments and research for achieving the hyperbitcoinization in Venezuela.”  Brito also sees a use case for bitcoin in countries …

Michael Dunworth, CEO of Money Transfer Service Wyre

On Tuesday, U.S. international wire transfer startup Wyre announced a strategic partnership with MakerDAO. We’ve written about Wyre several times in the past: first when they raised a $5.8 million Series A led by Chinese firm Amphora Capital. The firm went on to acquire Bejing-based Remsity as they took on China. At the time — April 2017 …

MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen Talks Stablecoins

I recently spoke with MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen. MakerDAO is the company behind not one, but two, top 2oo-cryptocurrencies by market cap. One of these is Dai, sitting at #107 with a modest market capitalization of $46 million, and the second is Maker (MKR), which currently sits at #29 with a market capitalization of $272 …