Google randomly removed MetaMask?What is MetaMask? As per their about page:
MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node. MetaMask includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.
Which countries are accepting and embracing cryptocurrency?Today the cryptocurrency industry faces some pretty serious regulatory issues. Fundamentally cryptocurrency is supposed to have decentralized power and authority, so the model from the floor up is going to take some work in order for global adoption to take place. Regulations to protect the consumer/user is warranted, but it gets messy when we start talking taxes.
Why does blockchain differ from distributed ledger technology?Blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology are indeed different, and the two terms will be brought up together more often as time goes on. The terms are not interchangeable and there are some fundamental differences that separate the two.
So let’s begin with this and introduce AID:Tech, a company that is focused on blockchain solutions for the world’s arising issues. Taken from their “about us”, they were the first company to deliver aid to Syrian refugees completely transparently by using blockchain technology. No other company as matched blockchain solutions like this.
The Winklevoss brothers were denied the first Bitcoin ETF by the SEC, also known as the Securities and Exchange Commission. A major blow to the growing cryptocurrency reputation and adoption. An ETF is an “exchange-traded fund”, an investment tool that monitors bonds, asset portfolios, and benchmark indexes. ETF’s can also be traded similar to a stock on exchanges, an extremely useful tool in trading.
According to a blog post directly from Bitmain themselves, they have released a transparency policy for shipping and mining practices. This was an extremely smart step for Bitmain, because as their company grows, it will be important to have high ethical standards and practices. This is going to set the pace and standard for other mining hardware manufacturers.
“The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person’s body with a single dose. But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure a type of malaria that’s been hard to stop. Called Plasmodium vivax, the parasite can hide out in a person’s liver for months and cause multiple rounds of malaria — even after being treated. Some people can have more than a dozen lapses.
Here we have it again, another large CEO bashing cryptocurrency for it’s challenges. Ajay Banga called cryptocurrency “junk” in an interview with CNBC, claiming that a currency cannot fluctuate such amounts at a time and deserve to be considered a method of exchanging currency.
Coinbase is selling new gift cards that you can purchase with cryptocurrency. They are loaded with fiat currency but can be purchased with crypto! Not something new to the industry, but a nice addition for Coinbase.
Global blockchain spending is expected to hit $11.7 billion in 2022. Japan and Canada are seeing fast growth.
“Enthusiasm for blockchain technology in businesses and organizations continues to gather steam, with global spending on blockchain solutions expected to rise almost tenfold between 2018 and 2022.
A UK-based cryptocurrency exchange has chosen to join the fight against market manipulation, alongside Coinbase and Gemini! This exchange is Coinfloor.
There method for fighting? Score. A program developed by Trading Technologies. Score uses AI to detect market manipulations and other anomalies. Something we hope to see many other exchanges implement!