Tag Archives: Bitcoin

04Feb/22

OPINION: Sun, sea and sandboxes: What are crypto innovators testing in the Pacific?

4 February 2022 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In normal times, the Pacific nation of Palau was a magnet for tourists. Palau’s population of 18,000 welcomed around 100,000 Yachties each year in search of remote un-spoilt beaches and pristine reefs. To protect the oceans for scuba diving tourists, most of Palau’s waters were designated off-limits for commercial fishing. Pre-covid, all of Palau’s eggs were in the tourism basket. Today, facing prolonged covid restrictions, that basket is empty, and Palau’s cash is drying up. Continue reading

26Jan/22

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.
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26Jan/22

More countries are regulating cryptocurrencies, fearing systemic risk from the volatile digital currencies

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged El Salvador to drop bitcoin as a legal tender, citing risks to the nation’s financial stability and consumer protection, joining a growing chorus of countries clamping down on private digital currencies. Continue reading

06Jan/22

Metaverse to crypto: Five tech trends to watch out for in 2022

LONDON, Jan 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From tackling the coronavirus pandemic to working remotely and communicating with loved ones, digital tools, platforms and policies increasingly affect how we live our lives.

Here are five tech trends to look out for in 2022. Continue reading

09Mar/21

Spend local currencies, the multicurrency Wirex card is coming.

Introducing the multicurrency Wirex card

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29Jan/21

Gemini research reveals 2 in 5 crypto investors in the UK are women

National survey finds 13.5% of UK population are current or previous investors in digital assets, up 152% from previous studies

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data from Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, presents the demographic profile of existing and potential crypto investors in the UK market. The results of a nationally representative survey of 2,000 respondents challenge certain long-held stereotypes about consumer engagement with digital assets, while reinforcing other past research. Continue reading

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading