A Bitcoin Lightning Web Standard, Inspired By Ethereum, Is Gaining Steam

by Alyssa Hertig

OKEx Crypto Exchange Is Building a Blockchain, DEX to Come Soon

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has said it plans to soon launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) on a native blockchain.

Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Quietly Raises $16 Million

| Ian Allison

B3i, a blockchain startup owned by some of the world's top insurance firms, raised $16 million last month, Swiss records show.

eToro Acquires Smart Contract Startup for Tokenized Asset Boost

| Daniel Palmer

Social investing platform eToro has acquired Firmo, a smart contract firm that enables derivatives to be tokenized "on any major blockchain."

TrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates

| Yogita Khatri

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital has signed two new deals to expand the reach of its OTC reference rates for bitcoin and ether.

Ex-Enron CEO Leaves Jail to Plot Possible Blockchain Venture: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The former CEO of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, is reportedly looking to start a blockchain-related company just a month after being freed from prison.

Blockchain Financial Plumbing Is Still Years Away, Says LSE Spinoff Exactpro

| Ian Allison

Exactpro, which tests software for stock exchanges, says it could be years before blockchains can safely connect to existing post-trade systems.

Bitcoin Price Consolidation Continues, Downside Break Looks Likely

| Omkar Godbole

Chart signals of bullish exhaustion suggest bitcoin's narrowing trading range could soon be breached to the downside.

Central Banks See ‘No Value’ in Issuing Digital Currency: BIS Chief

| Yogita Khatri

BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the "huge operational consequences."

Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish…

BMW, Intel Partner With Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator

| Yogita Khatri

BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe.