• FutureICX gamified trading platform
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Crypto startup FutureICX allows inexperienced traders to bet on price movement with low risk

    The users of the new Icon-based decentralized exchange can earn regardless of the price going up or down—as long as their predictions are a little better than the next guy’s.

    “Because FutureICX doesn’t require actual buying and selling of cryptocurrencies, it doesn’t matter if the pair’s price goes up or down, as long as players can accurately predict what will happen.”

  • world map
    Asia & Australia,  Europe,  Regulation

    As the US dithers on regulating cryptocurrencies, other regions move forward

    Support for blockchain technology is stronger both in the US and abroad

    Cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts were excited about the ​announcement​ this week that President Donald Trump plans to name Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a longtime supporter of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as his interim White House chief of staff before the end of the year. As a congressman, Mulvaney was a co-founder of the ​Congressional Blockchain Caucus​. When it comes to actually embracing cryptocurrencies, the U.S. has been generally skeptical. As a recent opinion piece in the ​Harvard Business Review​ by law firm Jones Day blockchain initiative leaders Stephen J. Obie and Mark W. Rasmussen noted: ​“Without clear regulations, cryptocurrency innovation in the United States is being stifled.…