Karan Balwani

Karan is a writer who shares an undying passion for technology, books and pets. For the past 7 years, he has worked in Business Development and PR before discovering his love for the written word. He regularly posts on his blog (www.k4b6.com) and is working on his debut novel.

Chicago Mayor Calls Crypto Adoption Inevitable

The 55th Mayor of Chicago and Former Chief of Staff for the Obama Administration has expressed his views on cryptocurrencies. Rahm Emanuel has spoken out that the adoption of cryptocurrencies is inevitable in the near future. This discussion took place in a recent debate during the city’s Fintech movement.  A …

Twitch No Longer Accepts Crypto Payments

One of the most popular streaming platforms Twitch.tv and stopped accepting payments through Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash. This move was quietly executed and no prior notification was provided to the users. Notably, Twitch has more than 15 million daily active users as of May 2018. This move by the company …

Switzerland Approves Crypto Regulations

  Switzerland joins the increasing list of countries who have shown a positive stance towards cryptocurrencies. The Swiss Federal Assembly, the government body which is responsible for managing the country’s legislation. The governing body approved a motion of 20th March, directing the Federal Council to regulate cryptocurrencies. Switzerland has been …

43 Security Loopholes Found in Major Crypto Platforms

  Up to 13 cryptocurrency and blockchain platforms and companies have received reports of vulnerabilities in the past month. This investigation was carried out by security researchers. Between Feb 13th to March 13th 2019, more than 40 software bugs were detected and reported to Hacker One, a platform which helps …

Stellar Lumens Listed on Coinbase Pro

In a recent development, Stellar Lumens has been added to Coinbase’s cryptocurrency exchange. On Wednesday, Coinbase Pro announced that they are accepting deposits of XLM. They added that trading support will be added for the digital currency once sufficient liquidity has been established. This process is expected to take at …

Gatecoin Shuts Down

After suffering for a high profile theft that resulted in a loss of $2 million, Gatecoin is finally shutting down. The company was one of the first digital asset exchange service. Gatecoin was launched back in 2013 in Hong Kong. The company was focused on Bitcoin, Ethereum and tokens based …

Man Tortured With Drill Amidst Crypto Robbery

Cryptocurrencies are known for their privacy and security features. A person trying to gain access to your data cannot do it without the correct password, making it significantly safer than a bank. However, there are times when such features end up turning against you. This is what happened in a …

Massachusetts Turns Supportive Towards Crypto

Massachusetts has shown a hostile stance towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the past. In a surprising turn on events, the state has launched a fintech advisory group that intends to support blockchain startups. American Banker, the financial outlet was the first to report this development. The state’s top securities …

South Korea Introduces New Anti-Crime Crypto Measures

The South Korean Supreme Prosecutor Office (SPO) has taken serious measures to crack down on cryptocurrency based fraud and crimes in the country. This news was revealed by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) in a recent article. Based on the information provided in this article, there is a new task …

Texas Representative Looking to Ban Anonymous Crypto

Phil Stephenson, a Republican member that belongs to the Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that mandates state residents to identify themselves if they plan on using cryptocurrencies. The bill is currently represented as “H.B. No. 4371” and it requires users to provide personal identification for the sending and …