Category: Crypto & Blockchain

    Mar 6

    The Steem Takeover and the Coming Proof-of-Stake Crisis

    By Joël Valenzuela The Steem blockchain reportedly experienced a troubling episode recently, whereby the blockchain’s entire governance system was disturbed. Tron founder Justin Sun, new owner of the Steemit social network based on the Steem token, appears to have successfully executed a takeover of Steem by leveraging not only tokens directly controlled, but also tokens held on several major exchanges, in order […]
    Mar 6

    Vitalik Buterin Sees Future in Decentralized Privacy Currency

    By Ting Peng With governments increasingly looking at launching their own digital currencies, you might worry that crypto just can’t compete with national financial infrastructures. Not so, says Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Buterin spoke with Block TV podcast on March 4 about his predictions for the future of currency — specifically the fate of decentralization. He claimed […]
    Mar 6

    Brazilian Ministry of Education Proposes Issuing Diplomas on the Blockchain

    By Felipe Erazo In an attempt to fight against the falsification of university diplomas in Brazil, the Ministry of Education (MEC) has proposed, creating a Blockchain-based platform to issue digital certifications among non-state universities. According to Cointelegraph Brazil, MEC minister Abraham Weintraub has raised this possibility, which also seeks to create cohesion between diplomas and thus […]
    Mar 6

    From Director of the United States Mint to the Very First Bitcoin IRA Customer

    As interest in crypto has stirred anew, some long-term investors have chosen to invest in digital assets through an instrument that provides tax advantages — a self-directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Interviews by Cointelegraph with people who have opened crypto IRAs suggest they have attracted both sophisticated veterans who have made millions in cryptocurrency, as […]