Category: Mainstream

UK Law Commission to Review Legal Frameworks to Remain ‘Competitive’ in Era of Smart Contracts

The U.K. Law Commission will review legal frameworks to ensure that British courts remain a “competitive” choice for businesses that use smart contracts. The announcement was made in the Commission’s 2018 report released July 19. The Law Commission was established in 1965 with the main tasks of monitoring the laws of the U.K. and recommending […]

Mainstream Media Convinced Coinrail Hack Caused Crypto Price Plunge

Cryptocurrency users are venting frustration June 11 after mainstream media outlets reported the crypto market had fallen namely due to the hacking of a small South Korean exchange Coinrail. As both Bitcoin and altcoins fell June 10, sources including Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Reuters, the Guardian and others claimed that Coinrail’s hack – […]

Sierra Leone’s Fake Blockchain Election Hasn’t Damaged the Technology’s Reputation

In the wake of seemingly positive news for both Sierra Leone and Blockchain, where it was alleged that the technology formed part of an election process, it later emerged that there was some misinformation. Agora, the company that was at the heart of the miscommunication, was called out for proclaiming that they ran part of the African […]

Huawei’s Patent For Blockchain-Based System To Protect… | News

A Blockchain-based patent application filed by the telecom and networking giant Huawei was published by China’s State Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday, March 6.  Shenzhen-based Huawei initially filed its patent application on Aug. 15, 2016. The document describes a Blockchain-based verification system for protection of intellectual property rights for digital content within a peer-to-peer (P2P) […]

Australians Can Now Purchase BTC, ETH Across 1,200 New… | News

Australian cryptocurrency exchange has made buying Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) for fiat possible in more than 1,200 newsstands across Australia starting Thursday, March 1, local news outlet 9Finance reports., which has been in operation for around 18 months, describes itself on its website as “one of the first independent Bitcoin exchange networks […]

64% Of Germans Aware Of Bitcoin, Says IT Association B… | News

A survey published Feb. 15 by the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom), found that just over two thirds of Germans are aware of Bitcoin (BTC). Awareness of the most popular cryptocurrency has doubled since 2016, when 36 percent of German citizens were familiar with Bitcoin, and quadrupled since 2013, […]

India: Media Creates Panic Over 2-Month-Old Crypto Tax | News

India is “aggressively pursuing” cryptocurrency holders for tax this week, claim mainstream media outlets such as Financial Times and Quartz, despite the policy being in place since December 2017. In a repeat round of misinterpretation of facts surrounding the Indian government’s treatment of cryptocurrency, multiple publications warn that 100,000 investors who “skipped paying taxes” have […]