European Central Bank’s CBDC Borrows Bitcoin’s Pseudo-Anonymity

On December 17, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a report that showcased its blockchain technology proof-of-concept. One particular feature the central bank digital chain holds is the ability to issue “anonymity vouchers.” Also read: Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’ ECB Report Continue Reading

Fidelity-Backed Startup Fireblocks Is Now Certified Secure by Ernst & Young

New York-based digital asset security firm Fireblocks has successfully completed a major security examination carried out by Big Four auditing firm EY. New York-based digital asset security firm Fireblocks has successfully completed a major examination carried out by Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY). Fireblocks, which provides an Continue Reading

Anti-Human Trafficking Agency Traces Crypto to Fight Modern-Day Slavery

CipherTrace announced partnership with ATII to combat human trafficking by tracing crypto back to its source. Cryptocurrency could be a game-changer for combating crime, a notion illustrated by CipherTrace’s newly formed partnership with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII). CipherTrace, a leader in blockchain security, has announced that it will Continue Reading

Largest South Korean Telecom Company Issues Blockchain-Based Local Currency in Busan

South Korea’s second-largest city Busan announces it is launching a blockchain-based digital currency in collaboration with telecom giant KT. South Korea’s biggest telecom company, KT, just announced the launch of a local blockchain-based currency for one of the country’s largest cities, which will reportedly go live on Dec. 30.  Local Continue Reading

DigiByte Founder Jared Tate Talks Binance Listing Woes, Dangers of the Status Quo

Are the world’s biggest crypto companies actually its biggest bullies? DigiByte founder Jared Tate tells Cointelegraph about struggles with Binance and Poloniex for listing. What started as a Twitter thread of frustrated complaints about corruption and centralization in the crypto industry ended with an abrupt announcement: the delisting of DigiByte Continue Reading