• RenVM bridges blockchains
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    RenVM bridges Bitcoin, Ethereum blockchains

    Ren says its ultimate goal is to connect ‘any imaginable pair of blockchain-based tokens’—telling Modern Consensus this could start happening within months

    An open decentralized finance protocol has launched its core product today: RenVM bridges blockchains, enabling Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Zcash to be brought to the Ethereum blockchain.

  • Welcome to fear itself FDR
    Cryptocurrencies

    Welcome to fear itself

    Quantum Economics’ Mati Greenspan says it’s too early to tell what impact coronavirus will have on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

    “In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, people are taking drastic measures which are having huge implications for the global economy,” Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics, told Modern Consensus. “The global economy basically went from booming in February to grinding to a virtual halt in March. Bitcoin isn't immune to that.”

  • Bitcoin,  People

    Craig Wright: I can shut down Bitcoin

    The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto said he would assert legal control of Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash in 2020; promises to pay British taxes on ‘his’ assets

    The founder of Bitcoin SV (BSV) and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto claimed to own “full rights to the Bitcoin registry” in a blog post on Feb. 13. Very few people outside of Bitcoin SV supporters believe him.

  • Huobi Global has launched an institutional brokerage (via Huobi).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Huobi Brokerage launches, targets institutional clients

    Huobi Group’s new digital asset brokerage platform also targets high net worth individuals

    Ciara Sun, Vice President of Global Business at Huobi Group, said 2020 is the beginning of the “next phase of crypto. 2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand.”

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