Blockchain Platform to Score Politicians, Increasing Accountability and Voter Engagement

An upcoming blockchain platform says it is determined to bring greater levels of transparency and accountability to the world of politics – creating a system where lawmakers and their policies are given scores by the electorate. According to NextElection, many democracies around the world struggle to effectively scrutinize elected representatives during their time in office, …

Senior US Regulator Says Ethereum ‘in Its Present State’ Is Not a Security

A senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official has said that leading altcoin Ethereum (ETH) will not be regulated as a security, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports today, June 14. SEC Corporation Finance Director William Hinman said at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto in San Francisco today that: “Based on my understanding …

Banks Unlikely to Apply Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments in Near Future

Ripple chief cryptographer David Schwartz claims that banks are unlikely to deploy blockchain to process international payments, citing low scalability and privacy problems, Reuters reports June 13. In an interview with Reuters, Schwartz argued that despite the fact that banks acknowledge blockchain technology’s potential in reducing transaction times and costs, the technology is still not …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, June 13

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The crypto markets are tumbling, and their total …

Bitcoin in Its Dark Hours Still More Popular Than Beyonce

Google searches for Bitcoin have reportedly declined 75 percent through 2018, yet the leading cryptocurrency is still outstripping the famous pop-star Beyonce on Google Trends, CNBC reported Tuesday, June 12th. Bitcoin analyst Brian Kelly told CNBC’s ‘Futures Now’ that only during her Coachella music festival performance this April did the megastar briefly eclipse Bitcoin (BTC) …

Digital Jersey Signs MOU with Binance to Establish Crypto Exchange in Jersey

Digital Jersey, an independent organization that represents Jersey’s digital industries, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with cryptocurrency exchange Binance, according to a press release published June 11. Per the terms of the MOU, the two firms aim to develop a compliance base and cryptocurrency exchange on the island. Digital Jersey will reportedly cooperate …

New Partnership Announced Between Korea University and Huobi Subsidiary

Korea University is teaming up with the South Korean subsidiary of crypto exchange Huobi for “industry-academia” cooperation in the field of blockchain development, Seoul Daily reports, June 12. The agreement between one of South Korea’s most prestigious universities and Huobi Korea seeks to bridge academic research of the innovative technology with products useful for the …

Russian Gov’t, Corporate Giants Form Joint Venture to Develop in Blockchain, IoT

Multiple Russian corporate giants, including state-owned Gazprombank, have created a joint venture that plans to develop projects in blockchain and the digital economy, local news outlet TASS reported June 9. Russian telecom company MegaFon, Gazprombank, government corporation Rostec, and the USM Group have created a joint venture – referred to as MF Technologies (MFT) – …

Ethereum Classic Price Jumps 25% Following News of Coinbase Listing

American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced June 11 that they will support Ethereum Classic (ETC) on their platform, after which the price jumped over 25 percent. We are pleased to announce our intention to add support for Ethereum Classic (ETC) on Coinbase in the coming months.https://t.co/bUG4iLUr2J — Coinbase (@coinbase) June 12, 2018 At 01:14 UTC, ETC …