• crypto exchanges certification standards
    Cryptocurrencies

    New certification standard tests exchange security

    Hacken hopes its CERtified standard will warn cryptocurrency users when a trading platform isn’t investing enough in security

    Hacken’s CERtified standard is based on four factors. This criteria is then used to calculate a “CyberSecurity Score,” with top-performing exchanges receiving a maximum of three stars.

  • crypto exchanges certification standards
    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin an ‘aspirational store of value,’ says Fidelity Digital Assets

    A new report says the coronavirus pandemic could make BTC more appealing in the short-term—and long-term, millennials are much more likely to pick crypto over gold

    Fidelity Digital Assets' director of research, Ria Bhutoria, said many investors believe that the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has the properties of a store of value—but this is yet to be widely accepted.

  • blockchain loyalty program
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    South Korean loyalty program with 23M users turns to blockchain

    It’s estimated that Dodo Point is used by half of the country’s population—and now, they have the opportunity to earn crypto by sharing their data via Carry Protocol

    Carry Protocol’s goal is to return control of data privacy and monetization rights back to consumers—and the start-up is hoping to achieve widespread adoption.

  • Japan central bank digital currencies
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Technology

    Bank of Japan’s top economist to head up department focused on digital currencies

    Kazushige Kamiyama’s appointment comes as the world’s third-largest economy ramps up efforts to embrace central bank digital currencies as China races ahead in creating one

    Kazushige Kamiyama’s appointment comes as the world’s third-largest economy makes a concerted effort to embrace financial innovation—and avoid being left behind.