Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision had been brewing for at least two decades, at least since the rise of the cypherpunk movement in the early 1990s. The libertarian spirit of individual sovereignty and suspicion of governments and central banks has dominated the intellectual milieu where the concept of digital cash was forged and developed into a working…

IOHK May Pivot Mantis Ethereum Classic Team in 2019

IOHK May Pivot Mantis Ethereum Classic Team in 2019 December 17, 2018 by William Peaster During his 2018 year-end update for the Cardano community, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson noted his company’s support for the Mantis Ethereum Classic client may be nearing its conclusion. Hoskinson qualified the client would likely live on for Ethereum via the Hyperledger umbrella project. Also see: New White House Bitcoin Supporter Unlikely to Cause a Crypto Stir Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry insiders & experts Mantis Support on the Chopping Block, Says Hoskinson…

People’s Insurance Company of China Taps VeChain in Blockchain Pivot

People’s Insurance Company of China Taps VeChain in Blockchain Pivot September 1, 2018 by William Peaster VeChain, a logistics-minded blockchain platform that burst into the cryptoverse last fall, has locked down another major partnership in China, this time with the People’s Insurance Company of China. The deal will see VeChain helping to digitize aspects of PICC’s previously paper-centric operations.  Also see: Ryan X Charles: ‘Craig Wright Is Satoshi Nakamoto’ Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry insiders & experts VeChain Gets the Nod in PICC Deal VeChain has scored…

Blockchain Pivot to Bring Big Savings for Australia’s Biggest Stock Exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has disclosed that millions of dollars in savings could be generated by Australian firms once the exchange migrates from the existing Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) to a blockchain technology-based platform. Currently, it is estimated that the average fee that large investors are charged for clearing and settlement services is approximately 1.2% of the assets. The superannuation industry, on the other hand, incurs costs of approximately $23 billion. “If the value of what we can deliver by providing an enriched, real-time source of truth…