• FATF stablecoin report
    Regulation

    FATF calls for clampdown on ‘so-called stablecoins’ in new report

    The Financial Action Task Force warns stablecoins have a ‘propensity for mass adoption makes them more vulnerable to be used by criminals and terrorists’

    When a powerful international financial oversight body releases a report on “so-called stablecoins,” you just know it isn’t going to be comfortable reading.

  • Digital assets appeal to 80%
    Cryptocurrencies,  Uncategorized

    Digital assets appeal to 80% of institutional investors, poll reveals

    Hedge funds, financial advisors, and high net worth investors said they appreciate that digital assets are uncorrelated to other asset classes and have high potential upside

    Some four-fifths of institutional investors polled recently by Fidelity Digital Assets said they found the asset class appealing, and more than 60% of them have made a direct purchase. But roadblocks remain.

  • Facebook ditches Calibra name
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Facebook ditches Calibra name and renames crypto wallet ‘Novi’

    Facebook’s Libra frontman and Calibra CEO David Marcus says the change is designed to alleviate ‘confusion.’ Conveniently, it will also help distance Libra from Facebook, whose poor reputation is an anchor around the neck of the stablecoin

    First, the Libra Association underwent a radical overhaul in an attempt to make Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project more palatable to investors. Now, the embattled social network’s cryptocurrency wallet, Calibra, is getting a new name, too.

  • Bitcoin Pizza Day
    Bitcoin,  Commentary

    Bitcoin Pizza Day: 10 years on, $91M pies

    A booming bitcoin and the adoption of blockchain technology by multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, and even governments shows how far Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream has come

    It’s Friday, May 22, 2020, and two pizza pies cost $45.90 at Stromboli's, across from my apartment in New York City. But 10 years ago, in Florida, two pies from Papa John’s cost Laszlo Hanyecz about $41—or 10,000 bitcoins, which is how he paid. And how Bitcoin Pizza Day was born.