Monthly Archives: June 2019

Deutsche Börse’s Xetra Exchange Lists First Blockchain Firm

Xetra, a Deutsche Börse-operated trading venue for financial assets such as stocks, bonds and funds, has just listed its first blockchain company. As reported by DGAP.de on Monday, shares in the firm, Advanced Blockchain AG, will be tradeable on Xetra from today. The news comes after the same company launched on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange… Read More »

Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is never a dull moment in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The two… Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Global Regulators

Shin’ichirio Matsuo is a research professor and the director of B-TED research center at Georgetown University. He is also a co-founder of the BSafe.network, a global blockchain research test network used by 31 universities. Since 2015, when bitcoin became an issue for regulators like the state of New York, the regulation of cryptocurrency (the G20… Read More »

Monero and Zcash Conferences Showcase Their Differences (And Links)

Last weekend, two privacy coin conferences heralded the future of cryptocurrency governance: the hybrid startup model versus grassroots experimentation. Over 200 people gathered in Croatia for Zcon1, organized by the nonprofit Zcash Foundation, while roughly 75 attendees gathered in Denver for the first Monero Konferenco. These two privacy coins are fundamentally different in a variety… Read More »

Facebook’s Libra Crypto Code Draws Critiques and Clones

The early-access code for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency hit GitHub two weeks ago — and in that time, critics and would-be trollers have taken aim at the project. Spun-up by the social media giant and presently managed by the non-profit Libra Association, the project on GitHub has been saved or “starred” by close to 10,000 users,… Read More »

Billions to Trillions: Crypto Assets and the Inevitability of Digitization

Ami Ben David is founder and CEO of institutional digital securities blockchain Ownera, co-founder of SPiCE VC, previously co-founder of Securitize and investor in security token companies. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. Ten… Read More »

Iranian Authorities Shut Down Two Crypto Mining Farms Amid Power Spike

Authorities in Iran have seized roughly 1,000 bitcoin mining machines from two abandoned factories, according to RadioFreeEurope. Following the June 27 action, a spokesman for the Energy Ministry said cryptocurrency mining operations were destabilizing the power grid and affecting electrical access for households and businesses. He warned that the government will continue to pursue mining… Read More »