Another benchmark set by Bitcoin by completing 500 million confirmed transactions

Bitcoin (a.k.a. BTC), the first cryptocurrency created in 2008, and the first-ever Bitcoin transaction took place on Jan. 12, 2009; it has completed half a billion confirmed transaction milestone yesterday on 5th February 2020. The founding team of Satoshi (site) celebrated the event and tweeted about it. Today, as of …

BitPay Users Can Now Buy Gold Using Cryptocurrencies

OneGold, an online platform for buying, selling and redeeming gold has announced its partnership with BitPay. The announcement states that BitPay will allow crypto users to purchase gold and other valuable metals on Android and iOS devices.  BitPay is one of the leading Bitcoin payment service providers that currently supports …

PwC Switzerland Partners with ChainSecurity

ChainSecurity Smart contract auditing firm has partnered with PwC the Swiss branch of Big Four auditing firm to increase the services the global auditor provides. A PwC spokesperson explained to Cointelegraph that no acquisition took place and multiple ChainSecurity teams joined the firm. The Press Release published on Jan. 5 stated that …

Zuckerberg Calls for Community Self-Governance

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO stated that the digital world needs oversight, highlighting government regulation as a potential solution but calling community self-governance “another and perhaps even better way.” Zuckerberg’s Facebook post added: “One of the big questions for the next decade is: how should we govern the large new digital communities that …

Thailand Based Bank Partners with Ripple

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), one of Thailand’s oldest bank has partnered with Ripple to launch a mobile application powered by blockchain to deliver instant, low-cost cross-border payments. According to the blog post by Ripple, the app named as SCB Easy was launched in December during Ripple’s annual customer event, Swell. The demo …

Indian Payment Provider Launches a New Blockchain Platform

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched a blockchain-based payment platform called Vajra. According to the announcement made by NPCI, the Vajra platform is going to be accessed by multiple payment companies for providing secured transactions on their online platforms or mobile applications. For the easy incorporation of Vajra …

Burger King Outlets in Venezuela Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin has reached to Burger King outlets in Venezuela as a new partnership over cryptocurrency payments at the fast-food chain. According to a tweet by the Burger King branch in the Sambil area of Caracas now accepts Bitcoin, along with altcoins Ether, Litecoin, Binance Coin and Dash as well as stablecoin Tether. …

Google Bans Ethereum Browser Extension MetaMask

Metamask, Ethereum browser extension and wallet service provider have been banned by Google for a short period. The MetaMask team In a tweet tweeted: “Upon careful consideration, Google has permitted The MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store! Thanks to all the believers in an open web for …

United Nations Should Welcome Blockchain Technology

António Guterres, United Nations (UN) secretary-general said that the organization should adopt blockchain technology. According to the report, Guterres believes that blockchain should be one of the technologies used by the UN.  The secretary said: “For the United Nations to deliver better on our mandate in the digital age, we need …

Russian Central Bank is Testing Stablecoins

The Central Bank of Russia stated that it is testing stablecoins pegged to real assets in a regulatory sandbox. Elvira Nabiullina, head of Russia’s central bank said that the bank doesn’t assume that those stablecoins will function as a means of payment or become a substitute for money. According to …

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