Tag Archives: Cryptocurrencies

04Feb/22

OPINION: Sun, sea and sandboxes: What are crypto innovators testing in the Pacific?

4 February 2022 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In normal times, the Pacific nation of Palau was a magnet for tourists. Palau’s population of 18,000 welcomed around 100,000 Yachties each year in search of remote un-spoilt beaches and pristine reefs. To protect the oceans for scuba diving tourists, most of Palau’s waters were designated off-limits for commercial fishing. Pre-covid, all of Palau’s eggs were in the tourism basket. Today, facing prolonged covid restrictions, that basket is empty, and Palau’s cash is drying up. Continue reading

26Jan/22

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.
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26Jan/22

More countries are regulating cryptocurrencies, fearing systemic risk from the volatile digital currencies

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged El Salvador to drop bitcoin as a legal tender, citing risks to the nation’s financial stability and consumer protection, joining a growing chorus of countries clamping down on private digital currencies. Continue reading

06Jan/22

Metaverse to crypto: Five tech trends to watch out for in 2022

LONDON, Jan 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From tackling the coronavirus pandemic to working remotely and communicating with loved ones, digital tools, platforms and policies increasingly affect how we live our lives.

Here are five tech trends to look out for in 2022. Continue reading

14Dec/21

Wirex Launches world’s first ‘Mass-Market’ Non-Custodial DeFi Wallet

Wirex, a crypto-friendly digital payments company, today unveiled its mass-market non-custodial Wirex Wallet, solidifying the company’s leading position in the crypto and DeFi spheres. With the mass adoption of DeFi on the horizon, Wirex believes their cross-chain, keyless, highly secure Wallet will finally break down the barriers to mainstream adoption. Continue reading

16Aug/21

Online Blockchain plc: Umbria’s Cross-Chain Narni Bridge is Now Live

Umbria Network is pleased to announce that its highly anticipated Narni ‘Insta’ Bridge is in Beta and available to the public.
Users of the bridge – bridge.umbria.network – can now transfer $UMBR (Umbria’s governance token) between the Ethereum Mainnet and Matic Mainnet quickly, easily and cheaply. Imminently the bridge’s functionality will extend to see it compatible with a universe of other assets and integrating with a host of different blockchains. Continue reading

13Aug/21

LandOrc Uses NFT and DeFi Technology to Bridge the Global Real Estate Funding gap

LandOrc, headquartered in UAE, is a new Tech solutions provider that facilitates lending for real estate industry by providing access to Decentralised Financing (DeFI) and utilising land titles in non-fungible token (NFT) form as a collateral, with all transactions on the Ethereum blockchain for greater trust, transparency and speed. Continue reading

26Jul/21

BitBase launches its own token internationally

BitBase has just celebrated the global launch of its BTBS token, an owned cryptocurrency that serves as a key to connect both the digital and physical worlds, and gives access to BitBase’s financial services ecosystem with attractive conditions. Its total issuance will be 100 million BTBS, without the possibility of being increased. Continue reading