Hollywood Actor Kevin Connolly Directs New Television Pilot ‘Cryptos’

Hollywood Actor Kevin Connolly Directs New Television Pilot ‘Cryptos’ The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had a surprise visit last Thursday when Kevin Connolly, the actor from the HBO series “Entourage,” announced a new television show called “Cryptos” is under development. Connolly hopes the new show will help the public better understand the innovative…

Report: Reverse Merger Could Take Bithumb Crypto Exchange Public in the U.S.

Report: Reverse Merger Could Take Bithumb Crypto Exchange Public in the U.S. Singapore-based holding firm Blockchain Exchange Alliance, which has a controlling stake in major crypto exchange Bithumb, is looking to list in the United States by acquiring a publicly traded company in the country, CNBC reports on Jan. 22. According to CNBC, a publicly-traded holding company called Blockchain Industries…

VCs are Expecting Crypto Market to Deliver Massively in 2019, Will Price Reflect it?

VCs are Expecting Crypto Market to Deliver Massively in 2019, Will Price Reflect it? To many onlookers, the crypto market is unpredictable as the weather. No one expected the jaw-dropping Bitcoin price rally in late-2017, nor what played out afterward. Yet, a recent quip from a leading cryptocurrency investor claims there may be an underlying…

BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies

BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies It’s no secret that those who are heavily involved in the world’s traditional banking systems have a disdain for crypto, likely because of the many ways the relatively young technology challenges the traditional notions of banking. While offering a somewhat cliché…

NYSE Operator’s Long-Awaited Crypto Platform Bakkt Announces New Key Vacancies

NYSE Operator’s Long-Awaited Crypto Platform Bakkt Announces New Key Vacancies Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that they are hiring for a number of high-up positions in a tweet Jan. 22. The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) much-awaited crypto platform published a list of eight evidently new vacancies at the company,…

Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier

Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier Western Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger will partner with Japanese renewable energy firm Sharing Energy. The deal will see he solar panel provider team utilise Power Ledger’s distributed ledger to track consumption of clean energy. The initial pilot will focus on just 100 customers of the…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Staging Decent Comeback, Could Test $125

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Staging Decent Comeback, Could Test $125 ETH price tested the $110-111 support area and later bounced back above $116 against the US Dollar. This week’s followed key bearish trend line was breached with resistance at $118 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is now placed…

JP Morgan-Backed Firm Partners with Blockchain Startup Owned By Former Deloitte Exec

JP Morgan-Backed Firm Partners with Blockchain Startup Owned By Former Deloitte Exec JP Morgan-backed digital services firm Smartrac has partnered with SUKU Ecosystem, a blockchain startup owned by former Deloitte exec Eric Piscini, according to a tweet on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SUKU, which is parented by another Piscini-owned blockchain firm Citizen Reserve, will provide its platform to integrate with Smartrac’s supply chain. Smartrac is a radio-frequency…

Haven Protocol Devs Reassure Community After ‘Exit Scam’ Concerns

Haven Protocol Devs Reassure Community After ‘Exit Scam’ Concerns Following concerns that startup Haven Protocol was a “crypto exit scam,” an alleged member of its team reassured the community that the project was intact in a Twitter thread Jan. 21. Haven Protocol community members had raised the alarm over the intermittent silences and lack of code transparency…

Bitfury Hires a CEO for Its Blockchain-Sleuthing Service

Bitfury Hires a CEO for Its Blockchain-Sleuthing Service Blockchain technology firm Bitfury is looking to reinforce its software unit with two executive-level hires. Announced today, Marina Khaustova, former chief marketing officer and co-founder of Element Capital Group, has joined Bitfury as the CEO of Crystal Blockchain, the company’s analytical tool for investigating public blockchain transactions. Meanwhile, Chris Dickson,…

India: Banking Research Institute Issues Blueprint on Blockchain Implementation

India: Banking Research Institute Issues Blueprint on Blockchain Implementation India’s Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) has published a blueprint on blockchain implementation in the banking sector, Indian daily newspaper the Financial Express reported on Tuesday, Jan. 22. IDRBT was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996 in order to conduct research and experiments in…