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Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning

Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital asset holders and organizations have been donating funds to a number of well-known universities. These days a slew of popular colleges like Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Puget Sound, and Princeton all accept digital currency donations or have high-net-worth crypto backers funding these schools. On the flip side of higher education, many of the world’s prestigious […]

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State Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC

Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC, Says State TreasurerTreasurer in the U.S. state of Ohio Robert Sprague has revealed that at least two companies have paid their taxes using bitcoin since the state launched its cryptocurrency payment platform in December. Sprague did not disclose details pertaining to the amount or companies involved, citing confidentiality. Also read: Liechtenstein Bank Creates Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for […]

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CasperLabs Is Building a PoS Blockchain With Help from Ethereum’s Vlad Zamfir

A new blockchain startup was launched today called CasperLabs. Aiming to build a proof-of-stake blockchain based upon the seminal work of Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir, CasperLabs has announced Zamfir as lead consensus protocol architect to the project.

BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger StrikeThe alleged operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, Alexander Vinnik, has terminated his hunger strike more than 80 days after he started the protest against his detention in Greece. Vinnik’s condition is serious and he needs specialized medical attention to recuperate. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Russia’s Ombudsman Visits Vinnik in […]

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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Is Looking for a New CFO

ShapeShift is looking for a new chief financial officer to succeed Justin Blincoe, who is taking on a new "senior finance" role at the company.

Hands-On Preview of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Phone Reveals New Crypto Details

A hands-on preview of Samsung's just-unveiled flagship phone, the Galaxy S10, reveals new details of the device's upcoming crypto features.

Thailand Green Lights Issuance and Trading of Blockchain Securities

The Thai National Legislative Assembly has approved changes to the law allowing tokenized securities to be issued and traded in the country.

FBI Seeking Potential Victims of BitConnect to Assist Investigation

The FBI is reaching out to those who invested in the now-worthless BCC token offered by the defunct crypto exchange BitConnect.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos Warns Against Ethereum In-Fighting

In an address to the ethereum community, the blockchain expert warns against fragmentation and in-fighting as a result of market pressures.

University of Michigan Considers Further Investment in A16z’s Crypto Fund

The University of Michigan, which has an endowment valued at about $12 billion, may further invest in Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund.

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