2019 Will Be a Big Year for Stablecoins

2019 Will Be a Big Year for Stablecoins

Philippe Bekhazi is the CEO of XBTO Group, a cryptocurrency trading firm. — The current wave of stablecoin issuances is a result of the current bear market in underlying crypto assets, leading to upwards of 50 stablecoins on offer today. Given an increasing media...
Next-Gen BUIDLers: The 8 Teams Working on Ethereum 2.0

Next-Gen BUIDLers: The 8 Teams Working on Ethereum 2.0

“We don’t want to reinvent the wheel when building [ethereum] 2.0.” Speaking to the complementary efforts of developers working on two separate upgrades to the ethereum blockchain – one dubbed ethereum 2.0 and the other dubbed ethereum 1x – Raul Jordan insists...
Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Blockchain Regulators

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Blockchain Regulators

Kevin Werbach is a Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of “The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust,” from which this article is adapted. _______ In 2015, New York became one...
The Era of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Within Reach

The Era of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Within Reach

Kevin Rutter is the research lead at R3. _________ “CBDC, not bitcoin” is the new “blockchain, not bitcoin.” Since 2014, discussions of a publicly accessible digital payment vehicle issued by a central bank have matured significantly. Central bank digital currencies...
Ether Price Now Down 94% from January’s Record High

Ether Price Now Down 94% from January’s Record High

The price of ether fell to 19-month lows just over $80 today and is now down 94% from its January peak. Ether’s dollar-denominated exchange rate (ETH/USD) slipped to $81.30 at 02:15 UTC – the lowest level since May 2, 2017 – according to CoinDesk’s Ethereum Price...