The Man Who Tokenized Himself Gives Holders Power Over His Life

Alex Masmej, the founder of Rocket and creator his own token ($ALEX) wants holders to vote on his life choices. The idea might become a startup, he says.

Zimbabwe Halts Mobile Transactions as Hyperinflation Spurs Currency Flight

Zimbabwe’s central bank, seeking to block attempts to avoid the country’s hyperinflation, halted all transactions conducted by “mobile money agents” this week.

Survey Shows 42% of Investors Expect a $15K Bitcoin Price in 2020

A survey conducted by major crypto custodian Bitcoin IRA revealed that 42% of the platform’s customers expect Bitcoin’s (BTC) price to exceed $15,000 by the end of 2020. According to a June 29 announcement, Bitcoin IRA surveyed over 300 of its customers who answered their questions on a voluntary...

Investors Defrauded by South Korean Pyramid Scheme

South Korean authorities are investigating a complaint filed by 950 investors who claim to be victims of a crypto-related ponzi scheme. According to TV Chosun, police are looking into reports that over 160 individuals are believed to have operated the alleged scam, known as Futurenet. The Futurenet team is...

Market Wrap: Crypto Market Eerily Quiet as Bitcoin Stuck Near $9K

Bitcoin volatility continues to drop as the price stays within a tight range and traders wait for a breakout in either direction.

UCSF Hospital Paid $1.14M in Bitcoin After Ransomware Attack

Ransomware group Netwalker is believed to be behind the attack on UCSF which temporarily restricted access to the School of Medicine’s data.

Cardano’s ‘Shelley’ Mainnet to Launch Soon

Cardano (ADA) is upgrading from “Byron” over to “Shelley”. According to an announcement from the project: “We’ve been successfully running node v 1.14.2 on the Shelley public testnet for over a week now. And we can confirm that we’ll deploy the new node to the Cardano mainnet… today, 30th...

Compound Changes COMP Distribution Rules Following ‘Yield Farming’ Frenzy

Following a Tuesday governance vote, daily COMP token distributions will change dramatically, starting Thursday.

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Recorded Its Third Best Q2 Performance Ever

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) recorded its strongest Q2 performance in history following a massive plunge on March 13 when the price dropped below $3,600 before eventually pushing above $10,000 over the next three months. Researchers at Skew said: “Bitcoin is having today its third best quarterly close in...

Iota Enters First Phase to Become ‘Fully Decentralized Network’ by 2021

Iota, a major blockchain project designed for the Internet of Things, or IOT, has entered the first phase in its roadmap for upgrading the network to IOTA 2.0. According to a June 30 blog post, users can now download the new Pollen release in the first fully decentralized IOTA...