Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.
Sweden is worried about the declining use of cash in the country, so it is looking into an alternative: a digital e-krona that will work on a mobile app and function similarly to cash.
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday rolled out his plan to rein in Wall Street. As part of that, he wants to provide clear but tough regulations for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings as well.
FCoin, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore, has halted all trading and withdrawals on its platform following the discovery that it is short some 7,000 to 13,000 bitcoin—worth roughly $70 million to $130 million at press time—and doesn’t have the funds to pay back users.