Iran Moves Forward With Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

Iran will release a gold-backed cryptocurrency, which will be mined under the permission of the country’s central bank, local news outlet Mehr reported citing Shahab Javanmardi, CEO of FANAP, an Iranian information and communications technology (ICT) firm.

Global eTrade Services to Utilize Blockchain for Global Trade

Global trade platform company Global eTrade Services (GeTS), will launch a blockchain-based electronic Certificates of Origin (eCOs) in partnership with Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI).

Bank of Japan: Crypto Operators Must Comply with Rules

Cryptocurrency operators such as Facebook must comply with regulations on money laundering and risk management, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said on Friday.

Cuba Turns to Cryptocurrency Amid U.S. Sanctions

Cuba's government is considering utilizing cryptocurrency as part of a series of measures to boost its economy amid a deepening crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions.

Prime Factor Capital Announces First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

Prime Factor Capital has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency fund catering to growing demand from professional and institutional investors such as sophisticated high-net-worth individual, family offices, and private wealth managers.

Binance.US Announces Former Ripple Executive as CEO

BAM Trading Services (BAM), operator of Binance.US, has announced the appointment of Ripple's Head of XRP Institutional Liquidity Catherine Coley as CEO.

Binance Confirms Crypto Futures Trading with 20x Leverage

During the Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei on Tuesday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao gave audience members a sneak peak of the company’s upcoming futures trading interface.

Bitcoin IRA Launches IRA Services for Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin IRA has become the world's first IRA company allowing clients to self-trade cryptocurrencies for...

Cannabis Meets Crypto: SpeedWeed Delivery to Accept Bitcoin

Los Angeles-based cannabis delivery company SpeedWeed now accepts bitcoin to purchase and deliver marijuana from dispensaries.

Blockchain Market Expected to Reach $162 Billion by 2027

The global blockchain market was valued at $1.57 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $162.84 billion by 2027, according to a recent report by Reportlinker.

Jamie Dimon: Cryptocurrency Companies ‘Want to Eat Our Lunch’

In a recent interview, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stated he has not spoken with Facebook about its recent cryptocurrency, but it was “very possible someone in the company did.’

Bofrost Italia to Utilize Blockchain for Global Distribution of Frozen Foods

Bofrost Italia, a leading global company in the distribution of frozen foods, will begin utilizing blockchain technology to trace all products in every step of the supply chain.

Amazon-Owned Twitch Reinstates Bitcoin Payments

Streaming platform Twitch has reactivated bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments after a quiet removal in March.

CFTC Approves LedgerX to Offer Physically Settle Bitcoin Future Contracts

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has approved the application of LedgerX LLC (LedgerX) for designation as a contract market.

Bitcoin Mining Equipment Demand Increases

Demand for graphic cards is rising once again as bitcoin jumps nearly 200 percent since February.

Walmart China Utilizes VeChain Blockchain for New Traceability Platform

Walmart China has announced the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform, built on the VeChainThor Blockchain.

President of Uganda to Lead Upcoming Blockchain Conference

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni will officiate at the upcoming Africa Blockchain Conference, according to a report by Kabuubi Media Africa on June 24.

U.S. House of Representatives to Hold Hearing on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

The United States House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing regarding Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra on July 17.

Google Searches For ‘Bitcoin’ Increases to Monthly Highs

Google searches for ‘bitcoin’ rose to new monthly highs on June 24 as both Facebook announces their cryptocurrency and the price continues to increase.

TRON Upgrades MainNet to Enhance Security, DApp Development

Blockchain-based platform TRON has announced an upgrade to their MainNet, Odyssey.

Billionaire Michael Novogratz: Facebook’s Libra Token Is a Bullish Sign

Billionaire Michael Novogratz and Circle Internet Financial CEO, Jeremy Allaire stated Facebook’s Libra token is a bullish sign for bitcoin.

Ripple Partners with MoneyGram to Use XRP Cryptocurrency

Ripple has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with MoneyGram, one of the world’s largest money transfer companies.

Russian Central Bank Considers Launching Cryptocurrency

The Russian central bank has announced they are looking into launching their own cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Exceeds One Million Daily Active Addresses, BTC Up 20% This Week

Bitcoin has surpassed one million daily active addresses on the blockchain, the first time since November 27, 2017, according to

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt will Begin Testing July 22

NEW YORK – Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, has stated they plan to test its two future contacts on July 22.