Thailand’s New Cryptocurrency Regulation Requires Users to Be Physically Present to Open Accounts

The Thai government has reportedly imposed a new cryptocurrency requirement. Crypto exchanges will be required to verify users’ identities using a machine that requires the customers to be physically present. Thailand’s New Crypto Rules The Thai Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has announced that starting in July “local digital exchanges must Continue Reading

Fed’s Vice Chair for Supervision Calls on Bank Regulators to Pay More Attention to Cryptocurrency

The Federal Reserve’s top supervisory official has called on bank regulators to pay more attention to cryptocurrencies and stablecoins. His comments followed a number of major banks announcing that they will be offering products based on cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, to their clients. Bank Regulators Should Focus More on Cryptocurrency, Says Continue Reading

Mastercard adds 6 startups to accelerator, including blockchain payments provider

The “fintech innovators” will receive direct support from Mastercard as they bring their products and services to market. Mastercard Start Path, an accelerator program for fintech startups, has welcomed six new companies innovating in the fields of software-as-a-service, transactions and blockchain-based payments.  Asante Financial Services, Cledara, Jifti, Moeda Seeds, SpendDebt Continue Reading

Marlton Applauds Decision to Increase Digital Currency Group’s Authorized Purchase of GBTC Shares for $750 Million 

Investment management firm, Marlton, has applauded the recent decision to authorize the purchase by Digital Currency Group (DCG) of up to a total of $750 million worth of shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). This latest action follows Marlton’s recent call for DCG and the Grayscale board to do more Continue Reading

Bitcoin: Or How We Became Gods

The limitations of physical reality are what make certain creations divine. Bitcoin reflects these properties in the digital realm. If Bitcoin were a mechanical watch, the fee market (not the free market) would be the mechanism making everything tick. This is where everything starts and ends. This is where censorship Continue Reading