• Binance buys CoinMarketCap
    Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies

    Binance buys CoinMarketCap, raising skepticism and doubts

    From an eyewatering reported price tag of $400 million to concerns about whether the crypto ratings site can maintain its neutrality, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao’s latest purchase is raising eyebrows

    Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao reportedly spent as much as $400 million on CoinMarketCap. If true, that’s a princely—if not laughable—sum, especially during a market crash of such historic proportions that investments and acquisitions in nearly every industry have dried up.

  • Court to Telegram No gram sales
    Regulation

    Court to Telegram: No gram token sales anywhere

    Telegram’s hopes of launching its TON blockchain anytime soon were dashed when a federal judge blocked the public sale of $1.7 billion in gram tokens—even outside of the U.S.

    It’s never a good sign when a judge says the argument in favor of your motion, “is less than straightforward, to be polite.” Unfortunately for messaging app turned blockchain developer Telegram, that's exactly what federal Judge P. Kevin Castel said when its lawyers asked him to “clarify” whether it could sell of gram tokens outside the U.S. while an SEC lawsuit delays the launch of its TON blockchain.

  • Crypto holders ‘alarmingly unaware’ of taxes
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Accountants call crypto holders ‘alarmingly unaware’ of taxes

    A new report on the state of crypto taxation makes for grim reading—and concludes accountants fear many investors likely owe back taxes

    The scale of confusion and uncertainty surrounding crypto taxation is so great that half of the American accountants surveyed revealed that they believe most of their clients who own digital assets are likely to be audited.

  • BMW accelerating blockchain use
    Technology

    BMW accelerating blockchain use after successful supply chain pilot

    The German carmaker is aiming to ensure raw materials and components are fully traceable in its ‘highly complex’ international supply chain

    Last year’s initial trial saw BMW Group successfully purchase front lights, and the company now wants to expand the project to a broader range of participants. Ten suppliers are going to take part over the coming year, the company said.