Kosala Hemachandra, the co-founder of the leading online wallet service for Ethereum, MyEtherWallet, is warning the cryptocurrency industry that it is not yet ready for widespread use by the general public. In an exclusive interview with BitcoinBro.com, the first time he has spoken publicly since the highly public split with his business partner, he has […]
President Maduro enters the world of cryptocurrencies. Is a currency worth anything if no one wants it? The fact that the answer is an obvious “no” lies at the heart of Venezuela’s problem. Inflation in the Bolivar currency is running at more than 11,000 percent. Lucky Venezuelans are hungry; many others are actually starving. Medicine […]
Summary The recent release by the Swiss financial markets regulator, FINMA, of guidance regarding its approach to the regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is a welcome attempt to provide a more granular analysis of the ICO market and the likely applicability of securities regulation to this market. The guidance represents the first attempt […]
As cryptocurrencies draw more attention from global regulators, BitcoinBro’s CEO Oliver von Landsberg Sadie talks with Nejra Cehic on Bloomberg Market TV’s ‘Rules and Returns’. In the UK there is a huge opportunity, right now, for banks and the FCA to embrace innovation in this space.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified author of the Bitcoin white paper, described the cryptocurrency as a, “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash [that] would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Those “financial institutions” that Nakamoto wished to bypass when conducting online commerce referred not only […]
.The founders of the MyEtherWallet.com, which is a popular and free client-side interface that allows users to interact with the blockchain, have split up. In a lengthy blog post Taylor Monahan, who founded the company in 2015 with Kosala Hemachandra, announced that she has started a new rival company called MyCrypto which intends to offer […]
The man responsible for interpreting religious law in Egypt has banned Bitcoin. Grand Mufti Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam has issued a fatwa telling Muslims the world’s most famous cryptocurrency is haram – or forbidden. They are not allowed to sell, buy or rent using Bitcoin. Whether his order applies to just Egypt’s Muslims – or […]
Vietnam is one of a number of countries who have recently announced they’re looking at authorising Bitcoin as a form of payment and therefore further legitimising this cryptocurrency.