• Politics,  Regulation,  Ripple

    Ripple’s Garlinghouse: U.S. regulators ‘advantaging’ Chinese crypto technologies

    The international payments firm’s CEO repeated warnings that regulatory uncertainty is driving the company to consider leaving the U.S.

    “If the U.S. government's doing things to advantage Chinese technology at the disadvantage to a company like Ripple and others like Ripple, then that's a really frustrating place to be,” Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said. “And that's why we have taken the step to look at, should we relocate the company to a country where it is clear?”

  • Technology

    VeChain serves up ready-to-use blockchain applications for food safety

    In an attempt to sweeten the deal for food brands reluctant to turn to blockchain because it’s expensive, the traceability company has released a cost-conscious platform

    Although the technology shows a lot of promise, there’s one problem with creating a food-tracking blockchain: it requires an upfront investment, making it expensive for companies to embrace. Many end up building their own applications from scratch, and struggle to understand exactly how it works.

  • EY IBM blockchain alliance
    Technology

    Driven by coronavirus, IBM and EY ally on blockchain

    It’s hoped the ‘enhanced, multi-year alliance’ will help companies ‘reframe their future amidst an unpredictable and rapidly evolving environment’

    “As organizations learn how to adapt to today's new normal, leveraging the cloud, AI, analytics and other technologies have become increasingly important,” EY’s global chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio said in a statement.

  • Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Crypto Must-Reads for June 25, 2020

    These Are the Crypto Stories You Should Be Following: BTC still looking positive for Q2; China eating U.S.’s lunch on blockchain; is NY easing up for BitLicense’s 5th birthday; where was creator Satoshi Nakamoto for the first five minutes of Bitcoin’s life?

    The economy is doing Bitcoin no favors, with bad news and advancing COVID-19 pushing the still stock-market-aligned cryptocurrency within a few dollars of dropping below $9,000. Meanwhile, Ripple Executive Chairman Chris Larsen says China is winning the blockchain war. Researcher says Satoshi Nakamoto was AWOL from Bitcoin’s genesis block. New York is retreating ever-so-slightly from its super-strict BitLicense, making the prestigious but frequently fled crypto exchange qualification as it turns five.