Bitcoin Fork Undergoes 51% Attack, Settlement Assurances Matter

The below is from a recent edition of the Deep Dive, Bitcoin Magazine‘s premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and other on-chain bitcoin market analysis straight to your inbox, subscribe now. The altcoin Bitcoin SV was 51% attacked earlier this week, and thus arose an opportunity to highlight the … Read more

New Spanish Bill Aims To Foster Digital Transformation But With The Wrong Tools

A new draft bill introduced in Spain by the People’s Party (PP) aims to foster digital transformation by outlining possible innovations, how they should work, who is entitled to develop them, and the entities that should oversee and regulate such developments and activities. The bill, however, is effectively bitcoin-blind and focuses instead on blockchain and … Read more

Crypto Companies Establish Presence, Hire Talent in Ireland

With a friendly attitude towards financial innovation, the Republic of Ireland has become a desired destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Cryptocurrency companies have been opening offices in the EU member state with some well-known players now looking to hire local talent. Major Crypto Companies Set Up European … Read more

Central Bank of Colombia Announces First Blockchain Bond Pilot Program

The Central Bank of Colombia has announced its involvement in the first blockchain bond pilot program in the country, with the participation of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and Davivienda, a private commercial bank. The proof of concept will use the Lacchain blockchain platform developed by the IDB, which will handle the operative part of … Read more

French Central Bank Conducts Fifth Experiment on Tunisia CBDC

The French central bank, Banque de France (BOF), recently carried out its fifth experiment on the Central Bank of Tunisia (CBT)’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). According to a statement from BOF, the latest experiment is part of the banks’ joint effort to create conditions that are “conducive to a better inclusion of the Tunisian … Read more

Reddit Chooses to Leverage Arbitrum’s Layer-2 Tech With Community Point ETH-Based Tokens

On July 22, developers working on the platform Reddit, the social news discussion aggregation forum, revealed that the team was scaling Reddit’s community points program with the Ethereum Layer-2 solution Arbitrum. Currently, Reddit developers are testing the community point tokens on top of the Rinkeby testnet and will migrate to the Ethereum mainnet after testing … Read more

Argentinian Province Misiones Plans to Issue Its Own Stablecoin

The Argentinian province of Misiones plans to issue its own stablecoin in the future. This is one of the objectives that a recently approved law, the Missionary Financial Innovation Program with Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology, proposes. Misiones will also use a blockchain to issue documents and certificates to digitalize much of its work. Misiones to … Read more

Georgian Government Embraces Blockchain to Promote Its Wines Globally

As Georgia seeks to bring its millennia-old wine industry into the 21st century, it is collaborating with blockchain platform Wiv to put the nation’s winemakers in front of a global audience of wine collectors, producers, and merchants. Move Brings Wines and Accompanying Provenance to Blockchain Although not well-known on the global wine stage, Georgia has … Read more

Candidate for Kenyan Elections Body Says Adopting Blockchain Will Reduce Ballot Costs by 300%

An aspirant to the post of commissioner with the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has urged the elections body to consider adopting blockchain technology. According to Justus Abonyo, a former official with the Social Democratic Party of Kenya, doing this will help Kenya reduce the cost of “running an election by up to … Read more