Hong Kong greenlights first batch of spot Bitcoin, Ether ETFs

Hong Kong has approved several spot Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) applications, reinforcing its ambition to establish itself as a prominent regional crypto hub. The move signifies a proactive stance towards embracing cryptocurrency-related financial products.   China Asset Management’s Hong Kong unit, along with Harvest Global Investments, has secured approval from the Hong Kong Securities […]

How Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital sees Bitcoin halving

The world of cryptocurrency is buzzing with anticipation as the 2024 Bitcoin halving event approaches. This event, spearheaded by billionaire Mike Novogratz’s cryptocurrency group, Galaxy Digital, is set to be unlike any other in Bitcoin’s history. Bitcoin halving refers to the moment when the reward for mining Bitcoin transactions is cut in half, effectively reducing […]

Argentina’s mandatory registry for Bitcoin and Crypto platforms

In December 2023, Argentina welcomed a new president, Javier Milei, an anarcho-capitalist and libertarian leader. His plans to rebuild the national economy and dollarize it were seen as a potential boost for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. However, a few months into his term, more regulation is emerging. Last week, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV) in […]

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster: ETF outflows and volatility expose market sensitivities

Bitcoin’s recent 16 percent drop from its all-time high is a stark reminder of the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies. The decline from $73,800 to approximately $63,000 coincides with significant outflows from the newly established bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), particularly impacting Grayscale, the largest bitcoin ETF by volume. The initial surge in Bitcoin’s value can be […]

ETH’s surprising rally in the shadow of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has dominated the cryptocurrency headlines in recent weeks, reaching a new all-time high of over $70,000 in Early March 2024. However, another major cryptocurrency, Ethereum (Ether), has been quietly experiencing impressive growth of its own. Ether, the world’s second-biggest digital currency by market capitalization (over $460 billion), has seen significant gains in 2024. Similar […]

From Bitfinex to Bitcoin Fog: the journey of Ilya Lichtenstein

Ilya Lichtenstein, once a high-profile defendant, has now become a government witness, testifying against a mixing service he used to hide laundered assets from the Bitfinex hack. Known for the multi-billion Bitfinex hack of bitcoins worth $3.6 billion when he pleaded guilty to money laundering last year, Lichtenstein’s journey from a criminal to a witness […]

Bitcoin Secures Spot as 10th Largest Global Asset

Bitcoin has made history by seizing the 10th spot as the world’s largest asset, overtaking established players like Berkshire Hathaway, Tesla, and JPMorgan. Its market capitalization, edging towards $1 trillion, showcases a remarkable rise, underscoring the increasing influence of the leading cryptocurrency and cementing its position in the financial landscape. As Bitcoin skyrockets, its current […]

American Bitcoin Academy Founder Faces SEC Charges for Alleged $1.2M Fraud Scheme

Brian Sewell, the founder of the American Bitcoin Academy, is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly defrauding students out of more than $1.2 million. Between 2018 and 2019, Brian Sewell enticed students of his online cryptocurrency course with the prospect of the Rockwell Fund, promising substantial returns through cutting-edge strategies […]

Biden Administration Intensifies Scrutiny over Bitcoin Mining Amid Surge in Price

The Bitcoin price surge and energy costs associated with crypto miners have grabbed the critical observation of the White House. Following this scrutiny, the Biden administration is making its first significant move against the crypto mining industry to reduce the energy and environmental impact. This move came after the Biden administration deemed the electricity consumption […]

Bitcoin ETFs by BlackRock and Fidelity outshine USD bond funds

In January, the Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) of BlackRock and Fidelity, namely the iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) and the Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund (FBTC), respectively, attracted billions of dollars in inflows. These two spot Bitcoin funds were among the top 10 most popular US-listed ETFs for the month. They outperformed money market funds and competed […]

Debunking Misconceptions in the United Nations University’s Bitcoin Mining Study

In a harsh assessment, Margot Paez, an esteemed scholar at the Bitcoin Policy Institute, exposes the weaknesses in the United Nations University’s research on Bitcoin mining and its power usage. Her insightful analysis, titled “Brandolini’s Law in Action: An Analysis of the United Nations University’s Bitcoin Mining,” is an essential read for those seeking to […]

Charles Schwab’s calculated approach to bitcoin ETFs

Charles Schwab Corporation has been gradually warming up to the cryptocurrency space, signalling a potential strategic move into the competitive domain of Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to industry analysts. Patient player in the crypto game While industry giants such as Fidelity and BlackRock engage in fierce competition for market dominance, Charles Schwab has […]

Ana Maria Caballero’s poem ‘Cords’ sold for 0.28 Bitcoin at auction

Ana Maria Caballero’s poem, “Cords,” fetched 0.28 Bitcoin or $11,430 last week at Sotheby’s Natively Digital auction. This achievement marked the first-ever sale of an individual poem by the renowned auction house. The sale of Cords holds profound significance for Caballero, who perceives it as an affirmation of the intrinsic value of written poetry. In […]

BlackRock’s bitcoin holdings signal optimistic turn in crypto market

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has swiftly amassed nearly 11,500 bitcoins for its recently introduced spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The impact for the crypto market has been very positive. Third-largest bitcoin stash among public companies This bold manoeuvre places BlackRock in contention with the world’s foremost public bitcoin holders, effectively surpassing Tesla’s 9,270 […]

US Bitcoin ETFs amass $4.6 billion on debut trading day

US-listed Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) garnered a staggering $4.6 billion in traded shares within the first day of trading. Approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, these ETFs, including major players like BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, have ignited a fierce competition for market dominance. Frenzied competition The […]

Report: Bitcoin Lightning Network transfer capacity surpasses $210M

The capacity for Bitcoin Lightning Network transfers has surpassed $210 million (equivalent to around 4,980 BTC) and is still growing, as reported by LookIntoBitcoin. This growth brings it close to the record high of $223 million observed on December 6. The Lightning Network has experienced remarkable growth in its capacity since its establishment in early […]

Bitcoin’s remarkable resurgence beyond legal setback

In a surprising turn of events, Bitcoin is experiencing a robust resurgence, defying the recent setbacks faced by two major figures in the cryptocurrency industry. Despite the legal challenges that led to criminal prosecutions against Changpeng Zhao and Sam Bankman-Fried, former heads of Binance and FTX exchanges, Bitcoin has surged approximately 160 percent this year, […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum prices slide after two-month rally in crypto markets

Bitcoin dropped below $41,000, and Ethereum fell below $2,200 on Monday as the crypto markets experienced a downturn after rallying for almost two months. Currently, Bitcoin is at $40,758, down seven percent in the past day. This comes after $330 million in crypto futures contracts were liquidated on Monday morning when BTC went below $43,000. […]

BlackRock and U.S. Government threaten bitcoin boom

Blackrock, the world’s largest asset management company, may potentially spearhead a Wall Street bull run. Bitcoin price surges to pre-2022 In recent months, the cryptocurrency market has been on a feverish surge, with Bitcoin leading the charge, buoyed by sky-high expectations. While some attribute this newfound optimism to an unexpected shift from the Federal Reserve, […]

Analyst: Spot Bitcoin ETF approval may propel token’s price by 75%

Charles Yuhe, a research associate at capital market firm Galaxy Digital, predicted that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could push the token’s price by 75 percent within a year. This potential development might also draw in more than $14 billion in investments. Should this materialize, Bitcoin’s […]

Bitcoin soars to new high in 2023, surpassing $35,000 mark

Bitcoin experienced a six percent increase on early Tuesday, reaching $35,198, the highest in 18 months. This surge was driven by growing anticipation of the launch of an exchange-traded Bitcoin fund. The positive momentum followed a 10 percent surge the previous day, marking Bitcoin’s most impressive performance in almost a year. The increase in Bitcoin’s […]

Bitcoin sees $100M in liquidations after false spot ETF report

Bitcoin saw nearly $100 million in liquidations following a false report by crypto-focused media Cointelegraph about the approval of Blackrock’s spot Bitcoin ETF application. On Monday, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) briefly surged from $27,900 to $30,000 after Cointelegraph posted the news on its X account. Cointelegraph took down the post within half an hour, […]

Bipartisan lawmakers urge SEC Chair to approve spot bitcoin ETFs

The Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has sent a letter to urge Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler to authorize outstanding spot Bitcoin ETF applications immediately. On Tuesday, the Financial Services Committee urged the SEC to submit to the court’s demands by approving spot Bitcoin ETF. Out of the four […]

Bitcoin trading activity plummets to lowest level since 2018

Bitcoin has been experiencing a significant dip in trading volume lately, reaching its lowest point in almost five years. An in-depth analysis of data provided by CryptoQuant, encompassing both spot and derivatives exchanges, reveals that the collective volume of Bitcoin traded across all exchanges plummeted earlier this month to a level not seen since November […]

Craig Wright at center of legal fight over billions in Bitcoins

Bitcoin developers involved in a lawsuit with Craig Wright, who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, have filed a preliminary issue application with the U.K. High Court. The application aims to challenge Wright’s ownership claim of 111,000 Bitcoins allegedly stolen from the Mt. Gox exchange. The defense attorneys argue that Wright lacks documentation proving […]

Market dynamics shift as Bitcoin plummets to $25,200

The recent decline in the value of Bitcoin, plunging below the $26,000 mark, marked a substantial liquidation episode, evident from notable shifts in the cryptocurrency’s open interest and perpetual funding rates. Bitcoin open interest in flux Perpetual funding rates, a mechanism applied by exchanges to perpetual futures contracts, witnessed a reversal where long positions paid […]

Bitcoin’s strong performance overshadows crypto hedge funds in 2023

Bitcoin has massively outperformed crypto hedge funds in 2023, according to a report by Switzerland-based investment adviser 21e6 Capital AG. The report says that around 13 percent of crypto hedge funds have shut down this year due to weak performance and difficulties accessing banking services. On average, crypto funds generated around 15 percent returns in […]

Bitcoin investors employ fresh strategy free from shorting

In a noteworthy development, CoinShares reports a significant shift in the cryptocurrency landscape: for the first time in three months, investors have refrained from shorting Bitcoin. This shift marks a departure from the trend, as the latest CoinShares report uncovers the most substantial weekly profit-taking spree since March of this year. Retreating from Bitcoin shorts […]

Crypto couple pleads guilty to $4.5B Bitcoin-laundering scheme

New York resident Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein confessed Thursday to being the original hacker responsible for the 2016 Bitfinex cyberattack, a Bitcoin heist worth $4.5 billion. According to a CNBC report, his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, also pleaded guilty to two money laundering conspiracy charges and conspired to defraud the United States government during their hearings […]

Bitcoin holds steady at $29.2k amid dormant market

Bitcoin and Ether showed little movement in today’s Asia trading session. Bitcoin managed a slight 0.32 percent increase, reaching $29,186.24. Meanwhile, Ether saw a minor decline of 0.18 percent, landing at $1,832. The crypto market has been relatively stable in recent weeks. The initial excitement over new Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications has settled down. […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. proposes Bitcoin-focused policies if elected president

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. outlined specific Bitcoin-focused policies he would enact as president at a Heal-the-Divide PAC event on July 18. He proposed backing U.S. dollars with the crypto token and exempting Bitcoin profits from capital gains taxes, which would greatly benefit crypto trading. Kennedy Jr. said his plan would start very […]

Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies gain amid renewed market optimism

Bitcoin reached $30,000 on Asian afternoon trade on Tuesday, while all other top ten non-stable cryptocurrencies significantly strengthened their position in the past 24 hours amid renewed market optimism and Standard Chartered’s price predictions. Bitcoin has also witnessed an impressive rally of 82 percent throughout this year. However, it may be important to note that […]

Litecoin’s price surge ahead of halving gives hope to Bitcoin investors

Bitcoin investors are finding hope in the performance of Litecoin, a smaller cryptocurrency that has outperformed the broader crypto market over the past year. As of this writing, Litecoin’s price has fallen by three percent in the past 24 hours and is now down by 15 percent compared to last week. Despite this, Litecoin is […]

Bitcoin hits new yearly high as institutional interest grows

Bitcoin recently broke its $30,000 resistance level by rallying past $31,000 on the eToro platform. This marks its highest price level since May 2022, marking an unprecedented trend despite the recent crypto crackdown, sparking a renewed growing interest among investors. The current price of Bitcoin has since corrected slightly, hovering at around $30,687. Over $15 […]

Bitcoin miners transfer over $1b to crypto exchanges, signaling shifting market dynamics

Bitcoin’s recent surge and miners’ strategic moves shape crypto landscape Bitcoin miners have made a significant move by transferring more than one billion dollars’ worth of the cryptocurrency to various cryptocurrency exchanges in the past two weeks. However, their intentions behind these transfers may not solely revolve around selling the tokens. This development comes amid […]

Deutsche Bank crypto move boosts Bitcoin to June high

By obtaining this license, the European banking giant will be able to provide secure storage for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. The custody services involve safeguarding private keys for accessing and transferring digital assets using highly secure offline or online storage solutions. “We’re building out our digital assets and custody business. We just put our […]

Bitcoin mining to replace armed conflict, Space Force major says

Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has recently been spotlighted by U.S. politicians and military departments. In a surprising turn of events, Pentagon has been called to extensive bitcoin mining instead war. U.S. Space Force Major Jason Lowery has suggested that proof-of-work Bitcoin mining could replace armed conflict in the future. Lowery explained that Bitcoin […]

Jimmy Nguyen: “Bitcoin is a force that wants to comply with law”

On day 2 of the sensational AIBC Eurasia Summit held in Dubai, the CEO of Blockchain for all, Jimmy Nguyen took to the main stage to give his zealously delivered speech on regulatory compliance in the crypto space, “Law and Ledgers: Blockchain Technology for Compliance”. Compliance especially in the crypto space in regards to Anti-Money Laundering […]

Ordinals spark debate over Bitcoin’s ‘purpose’

The emergence of Bitcoin Ordinals has “reignited” the debate about the purpose of Bitcoin, emerging as one of the most “controversial topics” in blockchain today, according to crypto executives. Bitcoin Ordinals, known by some as Bitcoin’s version of NFTs, was launched in January 2023 by developer Casey Rodarmor. Ordinal Inscriptions, like NFTs, are digital assets […]

Bitcoin surges 28% in weeks: new year, new rally?

Bitcoin started 2023 with a bang. The king crypto climbed to $21,300 on Saturday for the first time in two months, and has recorded a 28% increase in 4-weeks to the day. The most popular crypto is still far away from its record high of $68,990 reached in November 2021. Still, it has given market […]

Will the EU ban Bitcoin in the future?

Bitcoin is under attack. Elon Musk’s Tesla stopped accepting BTC in 2021. Wikipedia halted Bitcoin donations after 8 years and Greenpeace and other organisations have also stopped accepting Bitcoin for their products or as a means to donate money. But these minor infractions are nothing compared to Europe’s ongoing crusade against Bitcoin mining. In 2021, […]

Genesis Block Day: Bitcoin turns 14

In a remarkable achievement for individual monetary sovereignty, the Bitcoin blockchain has officially been running for 14 years this week. The 2022 streak of bankruptcies and price declines has not thwarted the network in any material way. January 3rd is known as Bitcoin Genesis Day, marking the first block of BTC ever mined by Satoshi […]

Debunking the ECB’s attacks on Bitcoin

European Central Bank (ECB) executives Ulrich Bindseil and Jürgen Schaaf, from the ECB Market Infrastructure and Payments Division, said in a blog post that Bitcoin is currently experiencing an “artificially induced last gasp before the road to irrelevance.”

Brazil legitimises Bitcoin payments with new regulatory framework

Brazil is making strides in the Latin American crypto space, having approved of a comprehensive regulatory framework for Bitcoin transactions. The good, the bad and the details Last Tuesday, the Brazilian government approved of new legislation regarding the position and incorporation of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the country.  Recognised for its digital value, bitcoin has […]

It is not clear to me that Bitcoin needs to recover, says Blockchain pioneer Scott Stornetta

Prof. Scott Stornetta gave a keynote during the AIBC Europe Summit, covering the development of Blockchain in the face of the recent turmoil in the Blockchain/Crypto space. The Blockchain pioneer’s insights on the future of Blockchain. The recent bear market and other hardships or controversies suffered by the Blockchain/Crypto space have set off a series […]

Not cryptic about Crypto: Canadian Conservatives elect pro-Bitcoin leader

“I want to make Canada the blockchain capital of the world,” announced pro-Bitcoin Pierre Poilievre, in response to a landslide victory for the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC) leadership. On Saturday, Poilievre garnered over 68% of the conservative vote, miles ahead of his closest rival, former Quebec premier, Jean Charest. Besides dominating the vote count, […]

9 Lesser-Known Facts About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a thing that needs no introduction. Even if you’ve never held any cryptocurrency in a crypto-wallet, even if you don’t exactly know what a blockchain is, you’ve heard about Bitcoin. It’s the world’s top cryptocurrency: by value, by market cap, by number of holders… There’s a lot of interesting things about this currency, […]

[WATCH] The DeFi Trinity: Tone Vays and the future of Bitcoin at AIBC 2021

A key thought leader in the evolving crypto-community, Tone Vays leverages his knowledge of Bitcoin and the global financial system to speak about how Bitcoin works and how it could be the basis of a safer, fairer and more decentralised financial system Coming from a traditional Wall Street background, Vays’ finger has been on the […]

[WATCH] “Gold is God’s money, fiat is the government’s money, Bitcoin is the people’s money” at AIBC Europe 2021

In an AIBC Europe 2021 panel, two of the leading voices in emerging tech discuss how cyber-attacks are compromising company operations and what can be done to avoid this While technology has provided us with many great opportunities, it has also made us vulnerable to cyber-attacks that jeopardise company operations. A company stakeholder has never […]

The second exodus: Instability in Kazakhstan may affect the regional Bitcoin mining industry

With protests sparked by economic hardship such as rising fuel prices leading to a full-fledged political crisis, the removal of necessities such as internet and telecommunication may prove lethal to the nascent crypto-mining sector Following the crackdown on cryptocurrency by the Chinese government on its own soil, many native mining operations relocated to Kazakhstan. The […]

GMT joins the Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) at the invitation of its founding member, Michael Saylor

GMT has become the 30th member of the Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC), alongside well-known bitcoin mining players such as Argo, BlockCap, Core Scientific, Hive, Hut8, Marathon Digitais Holdings, Riot, Galaxy Digital and twenty others This news was shared at the AIBC Europe Summit in Malta during a fireside chat between Michael Saylor, Founder, Chairman and […]

The Kleinman Case: Craig Wright wins US court case over bitcoin store worth billions

Drawing the attention of the crypto-community and laymen alike, the trial over a cryptocurrency fortune of 1.1 million bitcoin worth $£54.5 billion has concluded in favour of Craig Wright. As the premier crypto-currency, it is no surprise that Bitcoin houses a deep mystery at its heart. This mystery pertains to the true identity of its […]

Bitcoin mining will heat Canadian homes

Heat emitted form Bitcoin mining will be utilized to heat homes in North Vancouver for about 100 buildings Canada-based cleantech cryptocurrency provider MintGreen and Lonsdale Energy Corporation are working on a project to reuse Bitcoin mining energy to heat approximately 100 buildings, both commercial and residential in North Vancouver, British Colombia. According to a Thursday […]

US sees 27% supporting Bitcoin as legal tender – YouGov

Baby boomer downright hated the idea, whilst Democrats showed more interest in the cryptocurrency becoming legal tender than their Republican peers According to a recent survey, 27% of Americans are in favour of the State making Bitcoin legal tender. Specifically, 11% of respondents “strongly favour” the concept that Bitcoin should be used as legal money […]

Tether, Coins.ph partner for blockchain education initiative in the Philippines

Tether Operations Limited, the company behind the stablecoin USDT, announced a collaboration with Coins.ph, a Philippine-based cryptocurrency exchange, aimed at promoting blockchain education and fostering financial literacy in the country.    In a news release, Tether said the partnership underscores a shared commitment to empowering Filipinos with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the digital […]

Avail secures $27M seed funding from Founders Fund & Dragonfly: A game-changer for Web3 scalability

Avail, a prominent player in the modular blockchain sector, has recently achieved a significant milestone by securing a substantial $27 million in seed funding from notable investors such as Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and Dragonfly. This substantial investment not only signifies a crucial moment for Avail but also propels the development of its innovative offerings: […]

Crypto Casinos

Top Online Crypto Casinos Identifying the best crypto casinos goes beyond the allure of hefty bonuses or an extensive game catalogue. It’s about pinpointing platforms that provide user security and rapid transaction capabilities and present a diverse gaming spectrum, including crypto casino games and Bitcoin live casino options. Our top picks will make your choice […]

Persistent pitfalls of crypto

The cryptocurrency landscape, despite its innovative facade, remains plagued by the same issues that led to the downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried’s empire. As the founder of FTX faces sentencing for one of the largest financial frauds in American history, the crypto market has paradoxically surged, tripling in value since the 2022 crash. This resurgence, marked […]

Crypto progress in South Africa: Licensing surge as exchange applications soar

South Africa has initiated the licensing of cryptocurrency exchanges, marking a significant step in the regulation and legitimization of digital assets within the country. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) of South Africa has approved 59 licence applications from cryptocurrency platforms, setting a precedent for regulatory oversight in the burgeoning crypto market. As the deadline […]

From Montenegro to South Korea: Terraform’s Do Kwon faces extradition

South Korea is currently awaiting the extradition of Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon from Montenegro, following reports that a court in the Balkan nation had overturned a previous decision to extradite the jailed crypto entrepreneur to the United States. The Justice Minister of South Korea, Park Sung-jae, has stated that his ministry would take the […]

Binance faces $10 billion penalty from Nigeria for forex manipulation claims

The Nigerian government has demanded nearly $10 billion in compensation from Binance, the leading cryptocurrency firm. The government alleges that Binance manipulated foreign exchange rates through currency speculation and rate-fixing, leading to a nearly 70 percent devaluation of the naira in recent months. Two executives from Binance were arrested earlier this week in Nigeria. However, […]

South Africa makes significant strides in the cryptocurrency space

South Africa is boldly making impressive advancements to significantly develop its crypto asset sector, particularly in the areas of bitcoin and stablecoins. The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), a consortium of South African regulators, is set to publish a document in very soon that categorizes stablecoins as a specific type of crypto asset. This move […]

Decubate sets the pace as a bullish newcomer to the crypto market

Decubate (DCB), a newcomer in the crypto market, saw a significant rise of 17.59 percent reaching a price of $0.07607248873. This bullish trend stands out against the broader crypto market’s increase of 1.08 percent. Decubate’s performance has earned it a ‘Very Bullish’ rating from Investors Observer. The Sentiment Score, which measures the performance of Decubate […]

Polkadot (DOT) makes its mark on Coinbase Futures

Polkadot (DOT), the native cryptocurrency of the Polkadot blockchain, has achieved a significant milestone by securing a listing on one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase. This development marks a significant step forward for Polkadot, as it joins the ranks of other prominent cryptocurrencies on the platform. Coinbase has announced the introduction of perpetual […]

Institutional adoption of digital assets: Keynote by Alexander Filatov

During AIBC Eurasia today held in Dubai, Alexander Filatov, a leading voice in the field, emphasized the importance of integrating blockchain infrastructure with traditional financial systems. He highlighted the need for seamless inter-operability and data transfer between legacy systems and blockchain networks, particularly in areas such as cross-border payments, trade finance, and supply chain management. […]

How the MENA region is becoming a hotspot for crypto and blockchain funding

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is witnessing a surge of activity in the crypto and blockchain space, driven by a combination of factors such as government support, market potential, talent attraction and innovation. During AIBC Eurasia this morning taking place in Dubai, some of the main trends and challenges that are shaping […]

FTX: End of revival efforts and start of liquidation

FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, has decided to abandon its plans for revival and instead, liquidate all its assets to repay its customers. This decision was announced by FTX’s attorney, Andy Dietderich, during a bankruptcy court hearing in Delaware. Despite months of negotiations with potential investors and bidders, none were willing to […]

Meta’s new era: AI image labelling on social media platforms

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, has announced a significant step in the sector of artificial intelligence. The tech giant will now label all AI-generated images across its platforms, a move that comes amidst a year of crucial global elections. The decision underscores the increasing difficulty in distinguishing between human and synthetic […]

Impact of China’s leap forward in advanced chip manufacturing

China’s leading chip manufacturers are expected to produce next-generation smartphone processors as early as this year. SMIC, the country’s largest chipmaker, has established new semiconductor production lines in Shanghai to mass-produce chips designed by tech giant Huawei. This initiative aligns with Beijing’s aspirations for chip self-sufficiency, even as the Biden administration tightened export restrictions on […]

Argentina creates free haven for crypto assets

Argentina, under the leadership of President Javier Milei, a well-known Bitcoin advocate, has recently proposed a ground-breaking bill to Parliament. The “Foundations and Starting Points Law for the Freedom of Argentinians” aims to overhaul the country’s taxation system. Notably, the bill excludes any provisions for cryptocurrencies, effectively eliminating their tax declaration. Previously, digital asset holders […]

India’s dominance in global fintech – CSB Bank’s Oracle Flexcube Integration

India’s fintech sector has seen rapid growth, with the integration of technology in financial services. The rise of fintech in India is marked by a significant increase in startups, from 733 in 2016-17 to over 14,000 in 2021-22. Key segments include digital lending, payments, insurtech, and blockchain. One notable development is CSB Bank’s adoption of Oracle’s […]

Plural’s unique European tech investment model defies market challenges

Departing from traditional venture capital models, Plural, a European tech investment firm founded by a number of well-regarded entrepreneurs, has successfully raised a substantial €400 million fund. AI task force chair Ian Hogarth, founded Plural in 2021 along with Wise’s Led by Wise’s Taavet Hinrikus, Khaled Helioui, former chief executive of Bigpoint Games, and Sten […]

Efforts for public listing – Circle fintech second attempt for IPO

Circle Internet Financial, the operator behind the USDC stablecoin, has made a confidential filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a potential initial public offering (IPO). This move marks the company’s second attempt at going public, having abandoned its plans just over a year ago. The decision comes amid a pivotal week […]

OKX DEX expands with new Solana cross-chain swaps for global users

Global cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange OKX introduced Solana blockchain cross-chain swaps on its decentralized exchange (DEX) on Wednesday, January 17. OKX’s latest Solana integration is set to facilitate a swift and seamless asset bridging between the blockchain and eight other major networks. This introduction also enables users to quickly transfer mainstream assets across these […]

Best Crypto to Invest in 2024: Top 10 Cryptocurrencies with Promising Potential

2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for crypto investors! We’ve assembled a list of top 10 crypto contenders for this year, featuring both established and emerging cryptocurrencies.  Our criteria for selecting the best crypto to invest in include market capitalization, trade volumes, real-world adoption, and the strong support of vibrant communities. Just […]

Binance Research shares insights on 2024 crypto trends

Binance Research has spotlighted cryptocurrency trends for this year, including Bitcoin halving, AI integration, and institutional adoption. In a report recently published on January 15, the Binance Research team shared a full analysis of the crypto market throughout 2023. The report also shared the team’s calculation for potential market impacts happening in 2024. A team […]

Shift away from China – Rajiv Jain’s Middle East gamble

Led by Rajiv Jain, fund manager GQG has strategically invested $2.8 billion in Middle Eastern stocks, marking a shift from their previously strong presence in the Chinese market. This calculated shift comes in response to the perceived business-friendly initiatives of Middle Eastern governments and their commitment to diversifying away from oil dependence. Increased exposure to […]

Tether Cryptocurrency – concerns of money laundering and scams in Southeast Asia

The United Nations’ office on drugs and crime has issued a stark warning about Tether, a major player in the cryptocurrency world, stating that it has become a preferred payment method for money launderers and fraudsters, particularly in the vibrant and rapidly evolving landscape of Southeast Asia. Southeast Alarming rise as a money laundering tool […]

Devcon 7 selects Bangkok as host city amid regional crypto growth

The Ethereum Foundation has announced it will hold Devcon 7 from November 12 to 15, 2024, in Bangkok, Thailand. The foundation is set to invite Ethereum developers from all over the world, including Southeast Asia, to foster significant growth of regional crypto communities. After successfully holding its Devcon 6 in Bogotá, Colombia, the Ethereum Foundation […]

Fasset Fintech secures Dubai virtual assets licence

In a significant move towards expanding access to digital assets, Fasset, the digital asset investment platform, has successfully secured its Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) licence from the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai, UAE. This regulatory milestone empowers Fasset to offer Web3-based financial services to both retail and institutional investors, to develop compliant […]

Federal judge rules against Terraform Labs in SEC’s fraud charges

Manhattan District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled on Thursday that price-stable cryptocurrency company Terraform Labs and its co-founder Do Kwon have violated U.S. law. The ruling was based on the company’s failure to register two digital currencies, TerraUSD and Luna, which ultimately resulted in a massive collapse in 2022. The federal judge sided with the Securities […]

Trading platform Robinhood reports 75% surge in crypto trading

Trading platform Robinhood has reported a 75 percent surge in digital asset trading volume from October to November 2023, per a December 4 filing (Form 8-K) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). However, this increased activity was not reflected in equity and options contract trading volumes, which remained largely stable compared to […]

Binance’s new CEO silent on location of global headquarters

Richard Teng, (in photo above), the newly appointed CEO of Binance, has opted to keep the location of the cryptocurrency exchange’s global headquarters under wraps. This decision echoes the stance of his predecessor, Changpeng Zhao, who maintained a similar silence before Binance admitted guilt to US criminal charges. Teng, who assumed the role of CEO […]

Sei Labs launches Sei v2 as major upgrade to layer-1 blockchain

Tech developer company Sei Labs has recently unveiled the version 2 upgrades for its Layer-1 blockchain, Sei L1 network. The company announced Sei v2 on November 29, claiming it to be “the first parallelized EVM blockchain.” “This major proposed update from Sei Labs aims to deploy a backward compatible Ethereum execution environment integrated into Sei’s […]

P2P app users sue Apple over rising transaction costs

Venmo and Cash App customers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. on November 17, alleging that the company misused its market influence to curb competition in the mobile peer-to-peer payments sector, resulting in consumers paying higher prices. The 58-page lawsuit outlines the development of peer-to-peer payment apps and Apple’s involvement in this sector. […]

SEC extends deadline for decision on Grayscale’s crypto futures ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed the decision on Grayscale’s Ethereum (ETH) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) to January 1, 2024. The agency said it intends to “establish a longer timeframe” to take action on the proposed regulatory change. “The Commission will approve or disapprove the proposed rule change or will initiate proceedings […]

AIBC Europe 2023 Innovation Awards

The AIBC Innovation Awards were handed out tonight during a lavish dinner held at the historical Casino Maltese in Valletta, Malta. The following were the recipients of the prestigious AIBC Innovation award Malta Digital Innovation Authority As Malta’s leading tech authority, MDIA spearheads the nation’s quest to become a global hub for innovation. It upholds […]

Highlights from AIBC Summit: Micro and macro crypto trends

The crypto world witnessed a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights during a conference panel featuring key industry figures. Tyler Scharf, Core Contributor at Crowdmuse (in photo on the right) and Giovanni Cunti of Gate MT, (in photo on the left)  shared their perspectives on recent market developments, regulatory trends, tokenization and the future of […]

Chase UK bans crypto purchases to combat rising fraud

In a move aimed at curbing the escalating threats of crypto-related scams and fraud, JPMorgan’s UK subsidiary, Chase UK, has announced a ban on cryptocurrency purchases starting from 16 October. This proactive step represents a significant escalation in the efforts of British banks to protect their customers from falling victim to cryptocurrency-related schemes. Restrictions on […]

AIBC Forex: Chamath Palihapitiya’s SPAC empire crumbles, leaving investors in shambles

In the high-stakes world of venture capital and IPOs, few names carried as much weight as Chamath Palihapitiya, often referred to as the “King of SPACs.” However, recent events have shattered the illusion of invincibility surrounding this high-profile investor, as he presided over a series of ill-fated Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Initial Public Offerings […]

X secures Rhode Island license, opens doors to cryptocurrency payments

Formerly known as Twitter, X obtained a Rhode Island Currency Transmitter License on August 28. The license enables X to store, transfer, or convert digital assets on its platform and manage those assets on behalf of others. X had previously integrated the Bitcoin tipping feature in 2021. In 2022, the platform incorporated NFTs, allowing paid […]

US to examine semiconductor components in Huawei’s ‘Manufactured in China’ smartphone

The Mate 60 Pro has quickly become a hot commodity in China, with its high demand leading to sold-out status. This rise in popularity coincides with reports of a significant domestic chip breakthrough, all amidst years of enduring sanctions. M60 in great demand The White House is showing interest in Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the […]

Osmin Callis

As the Founder & CEO of Mode8 Venture Studio, Osmin brings over 28 years of experience in the technology and financial services industries. Throughout her career, she has witnessed and embraced every major technological development, from the advent of personal computers to the rise of the internet, mobile phones, Bitcoin, and now AI.

Coinbase gains regulatory approval for U.S. crypto futures trading

After waiting for nearly two years, Coinbase has finally secured the regulatory endorsement allowing eligible U.S. customers to access crypto futures via its platforms. The approval is granted by the National Futures Association (NFA), a self-regulatory entity chosen by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This enables Coinbase to act as a Futures Commission Merchant […]

Grayscale CEO says courts involvement threatens crypto innovation

Michael Sonnenshein, CEO of the asset management company Gray Investments, raised flags about potential economic harm in the crypto market. According to Sonnenshein, the piecemeal cryptocurrency industry regulation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could lead to an exodus of crypto firms from the country. In a recent Fox Business interview, Sonnenshein criticized the […]

CEO of Blackrock is optimistic about cryptocurrencies

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, is optimistic about cryptocurrencies and their potential to increase accessibility to investing on a global scale. Fink specifically highlighted the growing interest among BlackRock’s clients in digital assets, indicating a rising trend in this field. Cryptocurrencies bring unique value Fink emphasized the unique value proposition that cryptocurrencies bring to investment […]

Celine Veloso

Celine Veloso is the General Manager of Draper Startup House Manila with a mission to connect, inspire, and empower entrepreneurs. As a Web3 community builder, Celine through Draper hosts a monthly in-person event called Bitcoin, Beer, and Bitstories and an art and tech residency program called DSH Artist Collective.

South Korean government to protect crypto investors

The South Korean National Assembly has passed the Virtual Asset User Protection Act, solidly establishing the ambition to construct a legal framework for all digital asset-related activities in the East Asian nation. Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) must now take responsibility for customer deposits and even offer insurance from such risks as hacking and computer […]

Wall Street weighs in on Crypto

Numerous major financial players are poised to significantly increase their Crypto industry engagement. Industry leaders across the world’s markets, most notably those operating in the renowned Wall Street sector, are now actively participating across the Cryptocurrency sector. Acting to inject meaningful competition, diversification and energy into the industry. BlackRock plan for a Bitcoin EFT An […]

Crypto market in turmoil as SEC sues Binance

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and its CEO, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. The SEC alleges that Binance has violated securities regulations by partaking in unregistered offers and sales of crypto asset securities and unlawfully soliciting U.S. investors. The commission also classified Binance Coin (BNB) […]

Binance operating a web of deception says Securities and Exchange Commission

The US Securities and Exchange Commission  has accused crypto exchange Binance and its founder Changpeng Zhao of operating a “web of deception”. Zhao has been charged with 13 offences. Crypto crackdown The SEC is focussing on a wider crypto crackdown, prompted by the collapse last year of the Bahamas-based FTX, whose founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, has […]

Binance’s market share plummet 25% amid increased regulatory pressure

Binance’s market share has plummeted by 25 percent in the past three months due to increased regulatory scrutiny in the United States. While in February, the world’s largest crypto exchange recorded 57.5 percent of the average crypto trade monthly volume, it has now shrunk to 43 percent, as reported by the Financial Times. A tough […]

Crypto markets brace for liquidity tightening after U.S. debt ceiling lift

Analysts predict that the recent improvement in liquidity conditions, which has benefited crypto markets and other risk assets, will soon reverse as the United States raises its debt ceiling and the Treasury, along with the Federal Reserve, resumes tightening measures. Impact on crypto markets and risk assets Observers anticipate a forthcoming downturn in the crypto […]

Auradine secures $81 million funding towards Blockchain innovation

Auradine, a privacy-centric blockchain and artificial intelligence startup, has successfully secured $81 million in Series A funding led by venture capital firms Celesta Capital and Mayfield. Securing $81M in Series A funding This significant financial boost enables the company to advance its development of cutting-edge solutions in scalability, sustainability, and security. Auradine’s CEO, Rajiv Khemani, […]

Cybercrimes don’t pay: PlugwalkJoe pleads guilty to several high-profile schemes

Joseph James O’Connor, a British man who was extradited from Spain to the US last month, has pleaded guilty to his role in several cybercrimes. Twitter hack mastermind pleads guilty to numerous cybercrimes These schemes included the hacking of the Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals such as Elon Musk and Joe Biden. O’Connor also confessed […]

Morgan Stanley Asia reports outstanding first quarter results

American multi-national investment bank Morgan Stanley has reported one of its best-ever quarter performance results in Asia. The results were nothing short of outstanding considering the rising inflation rates during the current bleak prospects of capital markets. Headquartered in New York, the global investment banking giant operates in institutional securities, wealth management and investment management. […]

Corruption investigation leads to Venezuelan suspension of crypto operations

The Venezuelan government has suspended the operations of crypto exchanges and mining activities due to a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation. Venezuelan officials have asked Bitcoin miners to temporarily shut down operations while they investigate a big corruption scandal that may have syphoned off between $3 billion and $20 billion from Petróleos de Venezuela, the country’s […]

Best crypto casinos in New Zealand

Cryptocurrencies have completely changed the landscape of online gambling. The development of crypto casinos has been nothing short of a game-changer in New Zealand, where internet gambling is a popular pastime. Players may now take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of cryptocurrency transactions. Thanks to the emergence of these cutting-edge platforms, there is a […]

AIBC Summit: The most scintillating speaker moments

The emerging tech field is a dynamic and rapidly changing area of expertise. As a leader in this contemporary and increasingly impactful industry, the AIBC Summit has hosted the very best, most intriguing, seminal key figures, who generously afforded the international Event their veritable wealth of knowledge. From sensational keynote speeches to insightful panel discussions, […]

Elon Musk facing lawsuit for allegedly inflating Dogecoin price

Twitter CEO Elon Musk is currently facing a lawsuit filed by cryptocurrency investors who claimed that Musk allegedly inflated the price of Dogecoin. Per the accusations made by the plaintiffs, Musk allegedly manipulated the price of Dogecoin using his social media influence and a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live in 2021, resulting in an […]

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao disputes CFTC’s allegations

In a recent blog post, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao expressed his disagreement with the portrayal of many allegations in the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) civil enforcement action and called the lawsuit “unexpected and disappointing.” Binance was accused of obtaining and accepting orders and providing other investment products to U.S. residents. The CFTC also […]

Tech Talk: Joshua Ellul on the future of Cryptocurrency after Venezuela’s mining ban

In light of the recent news that Venezuela has shut down several cryptocurrency mining operations across the nation, AIBC News reached out to expert Joshua Ellul for an interview. The focus was on the potential implications of this move from Venezuela and its potential impact on the cryptocurrency market in Latin America. Joshua Ellul is […]

El Salvador striving for salvation

El Salvador is attempting to pass a monumentally ambitious bill aimed at abolishing all taxes on all technology services and ICT goods manufacture. This comes as a part of President Nayib Bukele’s incredibly audacious plan to turn his struggling nation’s fortunes around. The Salvadoran president announced via Twitter, a comprehensive elimination of all taxes including […]

SBF allegedly paid a $40 million bribe to Chinese officials

Sam Bankman-Fried reportedly directed Alameda employees to transfer millions in cryptocurrencies to Chinese government authorities to unfreeze accounts in 2021 Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been accused of bribing these Chinese officials when attempting to unfreeze specific Alameda accounts. In an indictment revealed on Tuesday, US prosecutors alleged that SBF bribed Chinese officials with […]

Discounted FTX Crypto offered to Genesis employees, reports Financial Times

The Financial Times today has reported that a number of Genesis employees were offered to invest in FTX cryptocurrencies at a discounted rate. Prior to its collapse in January, crypto lender Genesis acted as a key source of funding for Alameda Research, the trading firm that belonged to Sam Bankman-Fried. The cryptocurrencies were offered to […]

MicroStrategy repays $205 million debt-obligation with a 21% discount

In an 8-k filing form to the SEC last Friday, Bitcoin evangelist and MicroStrategy chairman Michael Saylor showed the company paid off its $205 million loan to now-defunct Silvergate bank. Not only was the loan repaid two years in advance of maturity, but it also facilitated another round of bitcoin purchases. Prepaid loan discount facility Two […]

Fugitive “cryptocrash” kingpin Do Kwon arrested in Montenegro

South Korean authorities have announced the arrest of Do Kwon, the elusive mastermind behind the catastrophic collapse of two major cryptocurrency tokens, TerraUSD and Luna. The fugitive had been on the run since the tokens’ combined loss of $40 billion (£32.5bn), but was finally apprehended in Montenegro. Montenegro nabs Do Kwon, one of the World’s […]

Investors who started a DCA strategy at $69,000 are up 10%

Bitcoin exchanges hands at around the $28,000 level amidst an ongoing global bank run that has already toppled various major banks. As prices increase, Bitcoin’s worth to investors is becoming more evident even for those who joined after its all-time high. According to data from Bitcoin Magazine shared on March 20, people who started dollar-cost-averaging […]

The fall of Silvergate, SVB, and Signature presents ‘opportunity’ for another bank to step up

The collapse of three major crypto-friendly banks in the United States has left the market wide open for a new bank to step in and “pick up the slack,” while crypto firms could start looking beyond the U.S. for their banking services, according to crypto executives. Speaking to AIBC, David Lavecky, CEO and co-founder of […]

AIBC Insight – A cryptocurrency that is Shariah-compliant

Emerging Shariah-compliant cryptocurrency Islamic Coin (ISLM) aims to exceed Bitcoin’s US $1 trillion valuation. According to the Global Islamic Economic Report, the volume of the Islamic financial sector is expected to grow to US $3.69 trillion by 2024. Islam is the world’s second-largest religion with almost 2 billion followers. Haqq Islamic Coin was launched as […]

Antoine Kanaan

Antoine Kanaan founded and runs the Lebanon Law Review in 2020, an academic research institution meant to enlighten, reform, and inspire the Lebanon Legal Community. The Law Reveals has since grown to over 90 members, and has partnered up with renowned international legal actors like LexisNexis and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The Law Review has organized […]

Ripul Mahajan

Ripul Mahajan is a seasoned veteran in the world of crypto. With his early entry into the industry in 2017, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has made him a sought-after keynote speaker at some of the most prestigious blockchain conferences around the world. His speaking engagements include the Bitcoin & […]

Grayscale Investments and executives sued by FTX debtors

Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein, Digital Currency Group, and Barry Silbert are being sued by Alameda Research, the hedge fund run by the disgraced former multi-billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried. A press release covering the lawsuit stated: “FTX Debtors are seeking injunctive relief to unlock $9 billion or more in value for shareholders of the Grayscale Bitcoin and Ethereum Trusts […]

Gordon Einstein

Gordon Einstein is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in Politics in 1991 from Brandeis University in Boston and then received his JD in 1995 from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. Initially, Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual […]

Elias Ahonen

Elias Ahonen is a Finnish-Canadian blockchain and legal expert based in Dubai and described in 2016  as “one of the first Bitcoin historians” in 2016 for his ethnographic book Physical Bitcoins, which was followed by Blockland (2020). His doctoral research at the University of Turku Law School concerns the intersection of blockchain and international law. […]

Elon Musk reportedly assembles team to develop ChatGPT alternative

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly engaged AI experts amid concerns about the neutrality of OpenAI’s text-based artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT. The tech billionaire appears to be actively working on developing an alternative for the well-known chatbot. Musk has apparently recruited Igor Babushkin, a researcher who recently left his role in Alphabet’s DeepMind AI unit. […]

Steve Murray

Dynamic and dedicated professional with the ability to adapt to changing marketing channels and growth platforms of cryptocurrency to understand the demands of blockchain technology solutions for business product design, technical, business outcomes, and efficiencies. With over 12 years of experience in delivering operational, e-commerce, and market-specific plans, ASO, SEO, China Marketing, startups, Bitcoin, blockchain […]

DeFi hackers make bank at the start of 2023

The crypto sector has been characterised by unexpected upwards price moves in early 2023, coupled with an onslaught of regulatory pressure. As these contradictory situations unfold, it’s seemingly been fairly quiet on the decentralised finance (DeFi) front. DeFi, which typically suffers from a near-constant barrage of hacks, scams and indiscriminate rug-pulls, has largely flown under […]

Citadel Securities discloses large stake in struggling Silvergate

Citadel Securities has declared a hefty 5.5% stake in troubled bank Silvergate Capital, worth around $25 million, according to a new filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ken Griffin’s behemoth market maker disclosed that it bought up 1.6 million shares in the struggling crypto-friendly bank on Dec. 31. Silvergate suffered heavy losses […]

Top Crypto Exchanges

Best Crypto Exchanges for 2024 Finding a crypto exchange that meets all your needs can be overwhelming; that’s why we’ve put together a list of crypto exchanges you can trust. Whether you’re trading on your desktop or using crypto apps, this table offers a snapshot of platforms that excel in security, features, and user experience. […]

Islamic Coin has a huge potential for Malta’s participation

“Islamic Coin has a huge potential in Malta”, says Malta-based Islamic financial expert Reuben Buttigieg speaking with AIBC News. “The main thing is that the mechanisms of how crypto functions are very much in line with the principles of Islamic finance provided that no speculation is done on the particular gain.” he adds. Sheikh Hazza bin […]

UK Chancellor reveals Britcoin’s Roadmap: Savings not allowed!

On Monday, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, revealed that users wouldn’t be able to hoard their future CBDCs. Is the Chancellor confirming CBDC-critics’ concerns? Let’s find out. Savings disabled? In April 2021, the Bank of England and HM Treasury officially announced the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) task force. […]

Bithumb owner arrested in S. Korea for allegedly siphoning $50m

South Korean prosecutors arrested Kang Jong-hyun, the de-facto owner of Bithumb exchange over alleged embezzlement of funds, as reported by local news outlet JTBC. Over the last few days, law enforcement have been seeking his arrest and two other executives over breach of trust, embezzlement and fraudulent transactions under the country’s Capital Markets Act, i.e. […]

Crypto infrastructure firm Blockstream raises $125 million to expand mining operations

In a convertible note and secured loan financing round, Bitcoin miner and hosting provider Blockstream raised $125 million, highlighting an increased demand for institutional hosting services in the bear market. The firm will use the money to expand its capacity for institutional hosting clients – a segment the company said was ‘resilient’ amidst heightened price […]

What to watch in crypto in the next few weeks

In a fast-moving sector, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with too much information. Here are a few big events to keep an eye on in the weeks ahead. 1. Genesis’ Bankruptcy Proceedings Digital Currency Group subsidiary Genesis has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and its first hearing was on Monday 23rd Jan. Judge […]

Genesis Global is the latest casualty of the crypto market

Wall Street Journal has reported that Genesis Global Trading may be filing for chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy protection code within days. Bloomberg News confirmed this, citing people with knowledge of the company’s activities.

Coinbase and Kraken exit Japanese Crypto market

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is winding down its operations in Japan after firing more than 950 people in one of its latest round of job cuts. “Due to market conditions, our company has made the difficult decision to halt operations in Japan and to conduct a complete review of our business in the country,” the […]

A wild ride in 2023? Here are the big predictions

Crypto was the big loser of 2022. Terra Luna ended up worthless, Celsius went bankrupt and FTX’s founder SBF was arrested and charged with fraud. This time last year, Bitcoin was sitting at a comfortable $46,000. Now it’s around a third of that valuation. Even die-hard Bitcoin investors have had their spirits dampened. Many are […]

Why 2023 is the best year to learn crypto properly

Modern technologies, especially the AI ChatGPT and Tesla’s autopilot are advancing so fast that it becomes harder and harder for the average person to catch up with it. Because of this, alternative ways to make money become more and more important. Cryptos recently gained popularity, and it becomes crucial to understand how they work. Below, […]

Best ways to make money with cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency is a digital form of currency that is secured by cryptography and stored on a distributed, public ledger. It has become increasingly popular over the last several years as more people are looking for alternative ways to make money. With its decentralized nature, low fees, and high liquidity, cryptocurrency can be an attractive […]

North Korean Lazarus Hacking Group moves 41,000 Ether over weekend

Crypto exchanges Huobi and Binance blocked funds tied to a North Korean hack on Monday 16th. Pseudonymous blockchain detective by the name of ZachXBT revealed that funds tied to a $100 million attack on the Harmony bridge network were moved over the weekend. ZachXBT said on twitter: “North Korea’s Lazarus Group had a very busy […]

Is Machine Learning the best way to defend web3 from exploits?

High-level data breaches are an open secret in crypto, and the trend is likely to persist into the foreseeable future as cybercriminals find new and sophisticated attack vectors to fill their coffers.  To this point, losses originating from a number of cryptocurrency hacks skyrocketed 60% over the first seven months of 2022. This is in large part […]

Fiat and Crypto on Miss Universe stage: Who of the two will fare better?

The Miss Universe 71st annual pageant will take place tonight Saturday, January 14th at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, and will include more than 80 contenders vying for the Crown while representing their nation. Fiat vs Crypto: The race is on Miss Universe Malta has been seen sporting a national outfit modelled after the Maltese […]

Lessons learned from the FTX fallout: the power of self-custody

The FTX implosion is a defining moment in crypto. Of the many consequences that will echo into the future, first principles are certainly making a comeback. With each passing day, more details of FTX’s mismanagement, ongoing fallout, and curious bankruptcy proceeding emerge. Meanwhile, everyone’s asking “how did we get here?” It will be a while […]

Brain-mimicking devices run AI tasks at 1/800th power consumption

Neural network technology is accelerating, as hardware that mimics neuron-connecting tissue copies brain functions such as learning and decision making. Memristive devices which mimic neuron synapses could be the next big leap for AI. Two fresh (and admittedly quite technical) studies could help solve major hurdles neural components face by finding use-cases beyond neural networks. […]

Crypto arbitrage in 2022; 5 governments who embraced crypto

The year 2022 was prolific with crypto currency crashes and a general negative reputation by the public on the subject, but to a select number of countries, embracing the crypto culture was their strategy for the year. The countries in question, Brazil, El Salvador, the Central African Republic, The United Kingdom and the United Arab […]

Proof-of-Reserves: an emerging trust standard for centralised exchanges

The recent FTX meltdown highlighted a need for the digital asset industry to mature and improve standards, specifically in relation to transparency. To this end, centralised exchanges have tentatively adopted a cryptographic ‘Proof-of-Reserves’ (PoR) standard to confirm possession of sufficient assets to cover liabilities. The PoR standard is not a panacea, but a step in the right direction towards a more stable decentralised financial world. 

Twitter’s market share rockets 55% in 2022, while Facebook slides 12%

Twitter and Facebook are ranked as the two pioneering Web 2.0 social media platforms. Together, they account for billions of users globally, with second and third order viewership effectively consuming much of the Western world’s information flows. But in recent months, both platforms have recorded seismic fluctuations in market share, with Twitter gaining the upper […]

Prominent economist Paul Krugman predicts the end of Crypto

In an opinion piece published by the New York Times, Paul Krugman said that the entire crypto market has entered an “endless winter” and would never recover Prominent economist and crypto skeptic Paul Krugman said that the entire crypto market has entered an “endless winter” and would never recover in an opinion piece published by […]

Blockchain seen as tipping the scale toward net-zero emissions

Blockchain technology may be one of the more instrumental innovations that will help nations reach their emissions target of “net zero by 2050,” according to blockchain climate experts.  The “net-zero” emissions by 2050 target comes from the Paris Agreement, which was reached at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) on Dec. 12, 2015. So far, […]

FTX woes likely to cause contagion with more pain to come, analysts say

The potential fall of FTX.com could cause “more pain” given the number of businesses in the ecosystem linked to the exchange, crypto market analysts say.  Bloomberg market analyst Jamie Coutts told AIBC that he expects a landslide of negative consequences as a result of the problems at FTX, as it has “touched” so many “other […]

Top highlights you should not miss at the AIBC Europe Summit

This November, the AIBC Europe Summit is returning to shake Malta awake from its Autumn-blues stupor. Prioritising quality over quantity, special care has been taken to ensure delegates get the biggest bang for their buck; from premier networking opportunities to KOL-led panels and keynotes and maximised visibility for all startups. Read on for the top […]

Which blockchain trends should the gaming industry take note of?

For the last ten years or so, blockchain technology has evolved, achieved familiarity, fairly common adoption, and spawned new products and possibilities. For us, the most important feature of a blockchain is the public accessibility, writes Ian Sherrington, head of blockchain at Ink Innovation. Anyone with basic technical knowledge can interact with a blockchain and […]

Crypto exchange Deribit suffers $28 million loss in hot wallet hack

Withdrawals have been blocked after hackers stole $28 million in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and USDC Deribit, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, stopped accepting withdrawals after a hot wallet attack in which hackers made off with $28 million in stolen money. The exchange’s hot wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and USDC were all impacted by the cyberattack however, the […]

Avoid ‘celebrity ambassadors’ and focus on building a loyal web3 community

Web3 start-ups should do away with lavish celebrity endorsements and focus on building a loyal community, crypto marketing experts say.  The crypto space has been no stranger to high-profile endorsements over the last year, with many seeming to occur during the height of bull-market fervor in late 2021.  Last October, “The Bourne Identity” actor Matt […]

Sandi Bitenc

Sandi Bitenc Sandi Bitenc’s love for technology began at the early age of 6. As a young kid, Bitenc used to get sick frequently and still hadn’t discovered his talent for sports, so when he got his first computer – a Commodore – he was immediately hooked. Since then, our CEO began spending most of […]

South Africa says cryptocurrencies are financial products

South Africa has taken a big step forward when it comes to crypto regulation by declaring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are financial products. FSCA to begin licensing exchanges from June 2023 The country’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published a general Notice dubbed “Declaration of a crypto asset as a financial product under the Financial Advisory […]

Ripple gets hold of Hinman files which say Ethereum isn’t security

San Franciscan fintech Ripple Labs is claiming a win in its long-running dispute with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after getting hold of internal Hinman files. Ripple: Hinman files were worth fighting for According to Ripple General Counsel Stuart Alderoty’s tweet, the company finally got hold of ambiguous Hinman documents after a battle […]

J.P. Morgan hires former Celsius head of regulatory affairs

JPMorgan Chase hired former Celsius executive Aaron Iovine as the new executive director of digital assets regulatory policy, as the banking giant continues to warm to the crypto sector. Iovine joins JPMorgan as crypto regulatory policy director It was just a month ago that the company’s CEO Jamie Dimon claimed that cryptocurrencies are “decentralized Ponzi […]

Crypto whales seen accumulating assets as prices rise

Major crypto investors appear convinced prices will continue to rise and are accumulating Bitcoin and Ethereum by pulling billions of dollars worth off centralised exchanges. Whales accumulating Bitcoin in Binance Investors are obviously, convinced the price will continue to grow, at least according to the CEO of the crypto analytics company CryptoQuant, Ki Young Ju.   […]

AIBC in retrospect: the top 10 conference moments

The AIBC Summits are about providing the platform for the leading innovators to share their insights, opening the doors to the proliferation of genius. SiGMA Group carefully handpicks keynote speakers and panellists for the AIBC conferences, focusing on expertise and a diversity of professional backgrounds. This makes AIBC conferences the premium source for interesting discussions […]

Fed Vice Chair Barr urges stablecoin regulation for banks

After the U.S. Federal Reserve published the latest ‘Monetary Policy Report’ defining the stablecoin industry as a risk for the finance industry and urging stablecoin regulation, Vice Chair Michael Barr has commented that banks accepting crypto have to act responsibly for their own liquidity (or the lack of). Fed stablecoin regulation to ensure appropriate risk […]

Coinbase to sue traders who exploited Georgian pricing glitch

Coinbase, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, indicated it could sue approximately 1,000 traders for abusing a pricing glitch that happened in the republic of Georgia back in August this year. Coinbase sue traders who abused erroneous lari price On August 29, around 1,000 Coinbase users in Georgia took advantage of the so-called “arbitrage […]

Coinbase partners with Google and extends reach to Singapore

American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is making waves in the regulatory department, scoring two major wins this week. As part of its overseas expansion campaign, Coinbase has broken ground in Singapore by receiving a key regulatory license. Furthermore, Google have announced their plans to accept bitcoin and crypto transactions in a new partnership with Coinbase. Coinbase […]

Crypto needs regulation, trust, and usability for mass adoption, say experts

Lack of regulation, poor public image, and uncommon use cases have continued to serve as barriers to crypto mass adoption, according to experts. Thirteen years after the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has certainly come a long way in terms of user adoption.  A recent cryptocurrency adoption report from Finder, a comparison site, found […]

M31 Capital for crypto, launches $100m Web3 Opportunity Fund

Major crypto investment firm M31 Capital Management, LLC are launching a brand new “Web3 Opportunity Fund.” The spotlight will drop on early-stage investments in blockchain technology projects and protocols within the Web3 ecosystem. Building a fair, secure and user-friendly Web3 through crypto The fund was announced by M31 Capital last Tuesday. M31 Capital is a […]

Nasdaq’s crypto exchange launch on hold till further regulatory affirmations

Institutionalisation is key to creating stability and longevity with investors. Nasdaq intends to launch a cryptocurrency exchange for users but will hold off until there is more legal clarity in laws formed, and well as an increase in cryptocurrency acceptance. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Tal Cohen Executive Vice President and Head of North […]

FSOC warn cryptos could pose risks to the financial system without regulation and oversight

“The rapid growth of digital asset activities, including stablecoins and lending and borrowing on digital assets trading platforms, is an important emerging vulnerability.” The government body in charge of keeping an eye on the risks to the financial system, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), issued a warning about the markets for cryptocurrencies, stating that […]

FTX US relieves crypto winter fallout, wins bid for Voyager Digital LLC

After multiple intense rounds of bidding, Voyager Digital LLC has selected FTX US as the highest and best bid for its assets. The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) participated actively in the competitive auction and supports FTX US’s winning bid. This news came in the form of an announcement by Voyager Digital Ltd. on […]

Ilman Shazhaev

Ilman Shazhaev is the Founder & CEO of Farcana Metaverse. He is a techpreneur with extensive experience in launching IT and DeepTech engineering projects. For the last 5 years, he launched a series of startups related to IT, gaming, blockchain and healthtech. With a unique combination of business savvy and technology exploration skills, Ilman Shazhaev […]

“Colorado is officially accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option for all taxes.”

Residents of Colorado are now able to pay state taxes using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, using PayPal accounts. Governor Jared Polis said on Monday that the American state of Colorado officially accepts cryptocurrencies for tax payments. The choice is already there on the website of the state Department of Revenue. Individual income tax, company income […]

Bitpapa soars into Kenya, secures footing in the African crypto market

P2P marketplaces have become the platforms of choice across Africa, despite a negative attitude towards digital assets from financial regulators. Kenya‘s position at the top of the P2P crypto marketplace has attracted many P2P exchange service providers. Enter Bitpapa, who has recently debuted its operation within the African crypto market in Nigeria last month. Bitpapa […]

Aleksandar Matanović

Aleksandar Matanović has been in the crypto industry since 2012, when he co-founded a local bitcoin exchange www.ecd.rs, making it the oldest crypto business in the region. Besides the exchange, his company also operates a network of cryptocurrency ATMs, has developed a cryptocurrency payment application for merchants and has spearheaded the growth of crypto adoption […]

The Pentagon: “Blockchain isn’t decentralized, is vulnerable and outdated”

A new report by the United States’ highest authority on defense and security, The Pentagon, is intensely critical on the emerging technology. The main criticisms include issues of centralization, outdated software and vulnerability to attacks. The difficulties of Decentralization The report “Are Blockchains Decentralised, Unintended Centralities in Distributed Ledgers”, has galvanized debate on Blockchain’s role in […]

Probably Nothing: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Binance partner, launches NFT

In the midst of Crypto Winter, the bridging together of Blockchain technology and the legacy digital ecosystem continues unabated with Binance partnering with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo to promote NFTs. NFT’s soccer stars: Cristiano Ronaldo leads the pack In terms of the deal itself, the Portuguese football star will be working with Binance through […]

Next Generation, New Continent: AIBC Americas’ debut rocks Toronto

With the goal of spearheading the next generation of technologists, entrepreneurs and investors globally, the success of AIBC Americas’ Toronto Summit marked a sea change in the Summit’s global reach. Expanding into a continent known for pioneering and enterprise, this accomplishment will help lay the foundation for a bright future of innovation. Celebrating the Next […]

[WATCH] Breaking down barriers with FLUUS with Tey El Rjula at AIBC UAE 2022

From the Glass Ceiling to the very physical steel grating of a refugee camp, barriers are an unfortunate reality that constrict and constrain entire demographics. Rising out of his own experience in a refugee camp, Tey El Rjula shares how cutting edge fintech and the Blockchain could be a vital tool for the underprivileged to […]

[WATCH] Payment Providers: The road to Mass Adoption? with Romex Jha at AIBC UAE 2022

Romex Jha, CEO International of ZB Group, served as a moderator for a panel discussion that took place on March 21st during the AIBC Dubai Summit. The panel was about the necessity of payment providers for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies in a fruitful debate with other key leaders in the cryptocurrency space. Paving the […]

AIBC Toronto brings together the leading minds of the Deep Tech World

Debuting for the first time in Toronto, AIBC Americas plans to unite the minds spearheading the future of emerging and disruptive industries taking the world by storm and giving them the platform to share their insights to a crowd of innovators and entrepreneurs. Breaking ground in tomorrow’s economy: Meet the speakers Growing exponentially since its […]

Daniel de Paiva Gomes

Author of the book “Bitcoin: the taxation of cryptocurrencies”, published by Thomson Reuters. MSc Candidate in Blockchain and Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia. Master LL.M (FGV) and PHd Candidate (PUC) in Tax Law. Cryptolaw Partner VDV and Paiva Gomes Law Firm

Cardano: What Is it and How to Use It

Cardano bills itself as the “third generation blockchain” which aims to address issues around scalability, interoperability, and environmental impact of the blockchain technology. Launched in 2017 by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, this blockchain project has the goal of addressing many of the shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Its native token, ADA, is among the top […]

Cryptocurrency Pricing, Market and Trading Digest for March 2022

Cryptocurrency is a fast-moving field and its markets are even more so. This is why every month AIBC brings you an overview of the most important and interesting cryptocurrency news. This month, it’s the Russia-Ukraine crisis that has dominated the crypto scene. Bitcoin and others did recover from the initial slump, prompted by the announcement […]

Kishor Mansinghani

Kishor Mansinghani started his career with an OTC Broker and thereafter worked in USA (Silicon Valley) with Asia-Tech a B2B Marketplace. He then moved to Singapore and started his own hedge fund. He then founded Future1Exchange a licensed Cryptocurrency exchange in Europe , Estonia. He then joined Propine as Director Business Development. Propine is a […]

Serdar Bisi

Serdar Bisi, founder and CEO of Tycoon, has been trading successfully in the forex and stock market since 2013. After recognizing the potential of cryptocurrencies, he focused almost exclusively on trading with Bitcoin & Co. This passion became his overarching goal in 2018 with the founding of Tycoon. Many years of corporate and leadership experience […]

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson’s interest in crypto began in 2016 when he was introduced to Abra. Abra’s innovations in cryptocurrencies challenged and opened his eyes to the potential of bitcoin early on. In 2017-2018, Sinopharm’s efforts in China within supply chain technology in healthcare inspired Johnson to connect the brand’s activities with blockchain technology. Since then, he […]

James Crypto Guru

A versatile industry veteran with 18 years of Business & Investing experience. Semi-retired multi-millionaire whose Knowledge, Analysis and Prediction of Crypto & Stock Markets are impeccable and unmatched. A professional with an exceptional track record in daily Bitcoin Price Prediction on Youtube. Highly Popular Youtube Analyst whose content helps people become successful & Profitable Traders. […]

Tey El-Rjula

“Tey’s story is an unlikely one. Labeled as The Invisible Man at the age of 5 to becoming one literally in the Netherlands 25 years later. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin, Pioneering the use of blockchain to break financial and identity barriers. Tey started a tech4good company that helps others like him. His […]

What is Cryptography?

In cryptography, the word “crypto” translates from Greek as “secret.” So that gives you a pretty good idea of what entails this field of study. It is a study and practice of sending secure, encrypted information between two or a few parties. By sending an encrypted message, the sender conceals its content from a third […]

QANplatform, the world’s first quantum-resistant ETH-compatible L1 coming to AIBC Dubai

QANplatform is a quantum-resistant Layer 1 hybrid blockchain platform that will allow developers and enterprises to build quantum-resistant smart-contracts, DApps, DeFi solutions, NFTs, tokens, and Metaverse The quantum threat is real – the US White House has set deadlines in January 2022 to prepare for the cybersecurity threat opposed by quantum computers. Agencies shall identify […]

Bijan Alizadeh

BIJAN ALIZADEH (Founder & Partner, Cypher Capital) Bijan is one of the leaders in the blockchain ecosystem in the Middle East and is the co-founder of Phoenix Technology, which is building one of the biggest Bitcoin mining farms in the UAE and has 450 MW of operational mining farms across Russia, Canada, and the USA. […]

AIBC East Europe Awards

SEPTEMBER 2023 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY BOOK NOW The AIBC Balkans/CIS Awards will take place on the 23rd of August, 2022. The gala evening will celebrate the industry’s highest achievers, bringing bright ideas under the spotlight and recognising the contributions shaping the future of emerging tech. The awards will also feature a live auction, where luxury items, […]

AIBC Americas Awards

JUNE 2024 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL BOOK NOW NOMINATE BOOK NOW The AIBC Awards will be held in May 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alongside premier networking opportunities, the opulent event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement. Shining a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and […]

One-stop-shop for digital privacy: The DTSocialize Ecosystem and its Community

In an interview with SiGMA’s own Yanni Collins, DTSocialize’s CEO & Founder, Daniele Marinelli, relays the firm’s plans to spearhead the ability for the Community members to protect their own data and their ecosystem’s ambitions in the Metaverse When referring to their vision, CEO Daniele Marinelli talks about how data has become the virtual currency […]

Fabio Pezzotti

Fabio Pezzotti, Founder and CEO of Iconium, is a tech entrepreneur with experience in the industry from 1998. Following several roles in business development and strategic consulting for global companies’ business across Paris, London, and Milan, Fabio founded numerous ventures, including: Xoom Spa, an internet company which quickly became the leading web community in Italy […]

[WATCH] Web 3.0 and the Digital Revolution with Daniele Monteleone at AIBC Europe

At Malta Week 2021, CEO & Co-founder of Web3 Labs Daniele Monteleone sheds light on the incoming digital revolution of Web 3.0 and how it could be the most innovative disruption since the rise of the early internet One of the most fundamentally disruptive technologies of the last century has without a doubt been the […]

Vilma Mattila

+8 years in Crypto, +150 Mil Fund, +68 Portfolio Companies (3 Unicorns) A Problem-Solver, Polymath, Autodidact, Polyglot Providing Funding for Blockchain Infrastructure, Layer 2 Scaling & DeFi Kindly message on Telegram @lecrypto Currently involved with: 5ire.org, PolyGame, FXDX, Mintlayer (Bitcoin Sidechain),Fomolabs, Avenue Marketplace, Radom.network

Crypto Terms For Beginners Part 1: The Most Important Cryptocurrency Terminology

Have you heard HODL. DApp. Ethereum? These words have not been taken from an alien language, which has only recently been discovered. On the contrary, cryptocurrency is a language that is ripe with new and interesting terms and is filled with many new and functional concepts. There is a whole world of cryptocurrency to discover […]

Johann Polecsak

Johann Polecsak is the co-founder and CTO of QAN. QAN is the IT innovator in the field of practical post-quantum cryptography (PQC) applications. They have implemented a post-quantum cryptography algorithm in 2 available quantum resistant products: 1. QANplatform (QAN blockchain platform), 2. QANFence quantum resistant VPN software. His mission with QANplatform is to empower anyone […]

Cryptocurrency Pricing, Market and Trading Digest for February 2022

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain and sizzling hot. Want to know the latest trends, happenings, and news? Here at AIBC, we keep our finger on the crypto pulse and we’ve prepared this monthly trading digest to help you keep track of everything that’s going on. This month: potential interest rate hikes trigger cryptocurrency downturn, but the market […]

Emil Anton

Alux.com founder and CEO, Emil Anton started Ealuxe in 2013 after already being an active luxury blogger for over 3 years. As a serial entrepreneur, he started his first company at the age of 16 and continued his financial education in the years to come. Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in Bucharest, […]

Dustin Plantholt

Dustin Plantholt Dustin Plantholt, is a Forbes Monaco Crypto Editor, Bitcoin.com Podcast Host & Internationally recognized Crypto Advisor. Dustin also hosts the world renowned inspirational “Life’s Tough” podcast. Dustin’s past crypto & non crypto interviews include some of the most inspiring people on the planet such as: boxing icon Evander Holyfield; bodybuilding legend Lou Ferrigno; […]

Dragos rizescu

Dragos Rizescu is Co-Founder of BarnBridge. He is responsible for the product development of the BarnBridge products. BarnBridge is a tokenized risk protocol that allows users to hedge against yield sensitivity and price volatility. It does so by accessing debt pools on other decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and creating multiple assets within a single debt pool […]

Niko De Jonghe

Niko De Jonghe CEO & Founder Blockchain Valley A born leader and visionary. After envisioning and successfully scaling countless companies, the culmination of his experience and vision brought him to identifying his most impressive creation to date – Blockchain Valley. An early adopter of Blockchain Technology (2010) and an active cryptocurrency investor, Niko could not be better suited to […]

Eneko Knorr

Eneko Knorr is the founder of AngelClub, a startup investment fund, and Onyze, a crypto assets custodian. He previously started Ludei (San Francisco), Ludei is leading the next wave of mobile app and game development with HTML5. Their unique acceleration technology, cross-platform APIs and cloud-based platform services allow developers to create HTML5 games and applications […]

Dubai, the Future Cryptocurrency World Capital: What to Expect in 2022

Dubai will be hosting some premier crypto-related events in 2022 – including AIBC Summit. Here’s what’s new on the crypto front in this futuristic tech hub. Dubai’s Economic Activity Rose 88% Compared to 2020 It has been reported that Dubai’s Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector, operated by the Department of Economy and Tourism, has […]

Christopher Jaszczynski

Christopher Jaszczynski is a German entrepreneur and Cryptocurrency expert. He is the Co-Founder of MMConsult and MMCrypto, one of the most famous Cryptocurrency-related YouTube channels. As of April 2020, Jaszczynski’s YouTube channel, MMCrypto, has more than 50,000 subscribers and over a million of monthly views. The channel mainly focuses on price analysis, but it also […]

AIBC Asia Awards

2024 MANILA VOTE BOOK NOW NOMINATE BOOK NOW The Asia Awards will be held during the second edition of AIBC Asia. Alongside premier networking opportunities, the gala event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement, attracting a guest list of over 300 esteemed individuals to its inaugural […]

Bruce Porter Jr.

Bruce Porter Jr. has brought together world leaders developing the digital landscape from blockchain to the metaverse. Porter brings a solid track record. His name is synonymous with the Bitcoin monetary revolution. Bruce is the CEO at GlobalBoost, a decentralized communications company based in Washington, DC. Their blockchain produces BSTY coins via mining have been […]

[WATCH] Nick Spanos tackles the will to persevere, centralization and the triumph of Blockchain at AIBC 2021

In a keynote speech at AIBC 2021, industry veteran, activist and visionary Nick Spanos reflects on the long road Bitcoin had taken from a financial pariah to a genuine international powerhouse and how this could be a window of opportunity to throw off the yoke of centralization for the first time in history Starting off […]

Florian Grummes

Florian Grummes is an independent analyst and consultant who has been active in the financial markets since 1995. Being an individual and contrarian thinker he turned bullish on Gold & Silver in 2002 and started focusing on this neglected sector. He spent years improving his technical anlaysis skills and attended numerous workshops shaping his trading […]

[WATCH] Crypto-Humanitarianism: Impact investing and the Blockchain with Philippe Bednarek at AIBC 2021

The nascent cryptocurrency market is associated with a broad variety of industries but unfortunately its potential for charity has received a dearth of the attention it reasonably should. In this panel, CEO of GoldFinX Philippe Bednarek leads the discussion on how crypto can be a tool for good Broaching the topic by referring to the […]

Jesse Berger

Jesse Berger is a media and technology entrepreneur. He began his career as the co-founder of Radical Studios, a filmed entertainment and publishing enterprise of comic book intellectual properties. Jesse has produced 6 films that have generated over $850 million in gross revenue worldwide to date. In 2013, Jesse was an Executive Producer of Oblivion, […]

Metaverse News, Events, and Developments For January 2022

Metaverse is the world’s latest craze and the apparent direction the internet will take. Consequently, everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon. Here are the Metaverse events that marked January 2022. Terraform Labs Devotes $4 Billion For Terra Development Terraform Labs, the company producing the Terra blockchain, will provide 50 million LUNA (over $4 billion) as part […]

[WATCH] Is Dubai the new cryptocurrency hub? A look ahead of AIBC Summit 2022

The UAE’s economy has traditionally been based on oil, but in recent years, it has shifted its focus to technology adoption and innovation How Dubai Positioned Itself For Cryptocurrency Growth Blockchain is currently one of the technologies that the government is working on, and Dubai is where all of the major developments are taking place. As its […]

[WATCH] The future of Play-to-Earn, Metaverses and more with Evan Singh Luthra at AIBC 2021

A natural tech prodigy, Luthra was amongst the first hundred app developers on the original iPhone when he was only 13 years old. Building 30 apps before selling his first venture at the age of 17 for millions, this initial windfall was reinvested into the tech-space until he came across Bitcoin for the first time […]

Thierry Ruiz

Mr. Arys Ruiz is a Mexican, Belgian and French national. He spent most of his career in Consulting, Banking, and Commodity Trading. His finance experience ranges from private banks, interdealer brokers, and investment banks such as Scotiabank (Mexico), TP ICAP (London/Geneva) and Credit Suisse (Zurich). His passion for commodity trading brought him to major Swiss […]

A hand-held guide on cryptocurrency for American policymakers is in the works and may be published in early 2022

A group of crypto-enthusiasts are currently working on a book to advise United States policymakers on the potential for cryptocurrencies to help the financial system rather than threaten it It would not be a stretch to say that cryptocurrencies constitute one of the most divisive debates in the global financial world and even beyond. With […]

Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund signals the need for a global policy approach towards cryptocurrencies

Throwing her hat into the ring, Gita Gopinath notes that the emergence of cryptocurrencies as a disruptive force in the global financial system should be met with an equally global harmonization of policy rather than a blanket ban Gopinath, the current acting Chief Economist of the IMF and future deputy managing director of the international […]


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“In the end, there’s going to be a wake up call, a zero sum game.” Thierry Arys Ruiz on the Gold Standard, the Crypto-bubble and monetary degeneration

Perhaps drawing quite literally from the old saying “All that glitters is not gold”, Chairman and CEO of AgAu (a portmanteau of the periodic names for gold and silver) Thierry Arys Ruiz notes that the modern frenzy around cryptocurrencies that are not dependent on real life criteria are forming at best a degenerating market, at […]

[WATCH] Buy, wait, hold – says Michael Saylor during AIBC Summit

Michael Saylor shared his thoughts on Bitcoin during a Fireside Chat with Mike Costache at the AIBC Summit in Malta this November Michael Saylor, a renowned Bitcoin evangelist and famous HODLer, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin investments, the future of digital power, and the potential it holds during the fireside chat with blockchain investor and […]

NGRAVE wins Crypto Wallet Solution of the Year at the AIBC Summit Awards, sponsored by GMT

NGRAVE  has been announced as a winner of the AIBC Awards in the nomination “Crypto wallet solution of the year.” The awards ceremony took place on November 16 as part of the AIBC Europe Summit in Malta NGRAVE  was selected as a winner  by a combination of judges (70% votes) and the public (30%). The […]

The State of Crypto in Gaming

Ron Segev, a Partner at Segev LLP and SiGMA Europe 2021 speaker, writes about the value crypto and NFTs can bring to the online gaming industry Contributions by: Negin Alavi, Lawyers, Segev LLP. Cryptocurrencies have been grabbing headlines regularly for the last few years. While the price of coins has traditionally held our attention, its […]

Alex Petrov

Prior to working with Bitfury, he spent 15 years in the Ministry of interior Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. Other experience includes Secret Regime department officer; NATO summit 2006 & public events security management; Chief of computer crime investigation unit; Police officer, Computer crime investigation; Lecturing for Interpol; Forensics investigations; Lecturer, Risk management, IT […]

Revenue Coin partners with AIBC Summit to support Blockchain Startups

The AIBC Summit ‘21 promises to bring together thousands of investors and innovators in blockchain, fintech, artificial intelligence, quantum technology, big data, and the internet of things For the first time, AIBC Europe Summit (Malta Week) is organising four leading shows in one week, alongside AGS and the World’s Gaming Festival – SiGMA to attract […]

Belgian cold-wallet NGRAVE sets a new security standard for crypto storage

Right after the 2018 crypto market plunge, there was great doubt whether crypto was even a valid concept Three Belgians set out to tackle what they believed to be the greatest hurdle for crypto adoption: security. Today, after years of research and development as well as raising USD 450K in the most successful crypto wallet […]

Paypal co-founder states that rising US inflation is pushing investors towards Crypto

Peter Theil argues that the Federal Reserve’s failure to control inflation will only empower Crypto The onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic has placed an incredible strain on both the global economy and the supply chains that keep it afloat. Faced with this unprecedented challenge, many of even the most developed states have resorted to a […]

Daniele Marinelli

DTSocialize Holding Ltd (UK), is a FinTech company that is currently going through the Direct Listing process at London Stock Exchange. The holding is behind the DTCircle ecosystem and wants to introduce here Uup, the innovative messaging app that adopts the same cryptography used by Bitcoin to protect users’ privacy and freedom of expression. More about […]

Marcin Zarakowski

Marcin Zarakowski is th General Counsel & Chief of Staff at Bitcoin Association for BSV. Polish Attorney-at-law based in Zug, Switzerland, specializing in IP law, IT law, data protection (CIPP/E), and AML/KYC with a profound knowledge of various legal aspects of blockchain technology and crypto-assets. Co-chair of the Privacy WG of INATBA.

Russian oil wells to mine crypto

Russian oil companies have proposed to use excess gas from drilling to power crypto mining rigs If approved by Russian institutions, the country’s oil industry will set up mining rigs for blockchain assets directly at their extraction sites. Excess petroleum gas that would otherwise be wasted can be reused to reach the high energy demand […]

Brian McGinty

Brian McGinty is the Marketing Manager and Founding Leader of the company CryptoPerformance. He has more than 20 years in sales and marketing. He has worked Internationally in Financial, Property, Insurance, and Blockchain. Six years in the Crypto space and a founding member of CryptoPerformance. CryptoPerformance is a crypto blockchain and tech platform run by […]

Tim Heath

Tim Heath founded Vereeni that was a first name for Yolo Investments in 2017 with the intention of drawing on his experience across the gaming, blockchain and technology spaces. He is also the founder of Heathmont.net, a Software Development and eCommerce solutions. Tim was an early adopter of Bitcoin and is also the founder of […]

George Siosi Samuels

George Siosi Samuels is the Managing Director of Faia, a community-tech consultancy based in Asia-Pacific. He is also founder of Hona, a blockchain-based accountability platform, which received initial investment from Silicon Valley billionaire, Tim Draper. George has more than eight years experience in the Bitcoin and fintech space working with companies such as IRESS ($1.93B […]

DeFi surge under the Sharia – Afghanistan’s crypto trading

Undercover crypto trading in Afghanistan is surging while economy collapses, Taliban stance remains unclear It has become a recurrent phenomenon for populations of countries with devalued currencies and virtually halted trade to resort to DeFi solutions. In Venezuela and Iran, individuals were able to salvage at least parts of their fortune through extensive Bitcoin mining, […]

Felix Mago

Felix Mago is a co-founder and chief of crypto of SPACE, a commerce-focused Metaverse. He is an expert in DeFi, Metaverse, NFTs and decentralized business. Felix is also co-founder of the consulting company Futerio, Create3Labs, Blocktech Institute and Dash Next, the leading cryptocurrency for real-life payments, where he drives biz-dev partnerships. With Dash Thailand he […]

Dr. Franklin Cachia

Franklin is an experienced lawyer with main areas of practice being International and Maltese Tax Law, Financial Services Law and VFA & Blockchain Law. He heads the Tax and Regulated Industries Unit at CSB Group. Franklin is an experienced tax and accounting lecturer and skilled in Transfer Pricing, Managed Funds, Legal Writing, Mergers & Acquisitions […]

Christina Comben

Christina Comben is a cryptocurrency journalist and content creator who’s passionate about continued learning, emerging tech, and starting important conversations. She has written for many publications in the space including CCN, CryptoSlate, and Bitcoinist, and is currently a feature writer for Cointelegraph Magazine and a consultant to OKEx.

Frederic Ly

With a background in artificial intelligence and technology, Frederic Ly heads Jumio’s Southern Europe strategy. Ly has over 20 years of experience building strategies and growth for local and international technology companies. Jumio’s mission is to make the internet a safer place by protecting the ecosystems of businesses through a unified, end-to-end identity verification and […]

James Bowater

James is the founder of the London Blockchain Forum, the GlobalAmbassador for World Mobile, an advisor and member of the Foundation board at MELD, an advisor to the Boson Protocol, an advisor to CUDOS, an investor and advisor to Cornucopias “TheIsland”, ambassador for BEQUANT and consultant for Sheesha.Finance He is Founder & Editor at Large […]

Juan Pablo Mejia

Juan Pablo is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA from London Business School and more than 11 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, entrepreneurship, and cryptocurrency consulting. He teaches about Bitcoin, DeFi and cryptoassets in universities, corporate events, and through his YouTube channel Juan en Cripto.

Pierre Gerard

Scorechain is a Risk-AML software provider for cryptocurrencies. As a leader in crypto compliance, the Luxembourgish company has helped 200+ customers in 40+ countries since 2015, ranging from cryptocurrency businesses to financial institutions, audit and law firms, and LEAs. Scorechain supports Bitcoin with Lightning Network detection, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, XRP Ledger, Tezos and […]

International meeting to discuss cyber security collaboration

US national security advisers are gathering officials from over 30 countries to discuss cyber and crypto security Last Friday US president Joe Biden has announced plans to meet with officials from 30 countries to discuss international cooperation regarding cyber security. Subjects of concern will be the recent rise of ransomware and the illicit use of […]

President Bukele claims a third of Salvadorans use Chivo wallet “actively”

El Salvador initially allowed BTC as legal money on September 6 and the move attracted the worldwide community to show both love and condemnation Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele stated that two and a million of his fellow people use the Chivo cryptocurrency wallet, supported by the government, giving an insight into the country’s seeming Bitcoin (BTC) success. […]

Evan Singh Luthra

Evan Singh Luthra “I am Evan Singh Luthra, you can know more about me on EvanLuthra.com” Evan Singh Luthra has been building and investing in fast growing technology companies since before he was an adult. The combined market cap of the 100+ companies that he has built and invested in via my Incubator Fund StartupStudio.online […]

Anna Zotova

Anna is an e-commerce expert skilled in various competencies from AML to compliance and operations management with a track record of heading the Risk teams at Paydoo and CardPay. With xpate, Anna is responsible for numerous aspects of risk mitigation strategy: merchant, card scheme, compliance, AML, fraud, and chargeback. With her extensive experience in the […]

Brian McNulty

Brian McNulty is the CEO of FAC (FundAdminChain), a blockchain-based network for launching, distributing, and servicing tokenized Funds. Prior to founding FAC, Brian was Managing Director, Global Head of Services at R3, an enterprise blockchain firm with the largest blockchain ecosystem in the world. His interest in applying DLT to the financial markets began in 2015, whilst […]

Tone Vays

Tone has worked on Wall Street for 10 years prior discovering Bitcoin. Since then he has been educating people on his YouTube Channel about the importance of this unique Financial Technology. Tone has been featured in several Documentaries like Magic Money & Bitcoin – Beyond the Bubble and has had lot of media appearances like […]

The Moon Carl

Carl Eric Martin (born in1994) is a YouTuber, Bitcoin advocate and cryptocurrency analyst well known for his famous channel The Moon. His channel is considered to be one of the best YouTube channels on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. Carl Martin is a well known public figure in the crypto space.

Tim Draper

Tim Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985, he founded the company that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He also founded Draper Associates and Draper University. In July 2014, Draper received wide coverage for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized Bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. […]

Jose Alejandro Regojo

J. Alejandro Regojo (Regox) is a young entrepreneur, crypto influencer and Hodler developing services and products around Bitcoin since 2016. Trained in traditional companies and markets, he co-created the well-known Bitcoin GPU (BTG) Fork in 2017 and is currently one of the most powerful members of its community. In 2019 he founded BITPOP as a […]

Herbert Sim

Herbert R. Sim, is the Head of Business Development at Broctagon FinTech Group. Herbert is the founder of TheBitcoinMan.com and Crypto Chain University, established in 2010, the oldest repository for compilation of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency research papers.

Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen is one of the world’s top advocates for blockchain and its use to power other digital technologies – including FinTech, Metaverse, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence.  His company Blockchain for All provides advisory, education & technology solutions to help enterprises and government entities implement blockchain applications. He is a renowned public speaker, media commentator […]

Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He’s been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, […]

Amelia Tomasicchio

Expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. She has previously been an author for Cointelegraph and the Eidoo CMO. Now she is the Editor in Chief and co-founder of The Cryptonomist, a magazine about cryptocurrencies and fintech

Charles Donly

Charles is COO of neurothink and part of the ADX Labs R&D team. He is an accomplished executive, physicist, and engineer and holds patents related to underwater sea exploration. Prior to his work with neurothink, Charles built and led Seagate’s Data4Good initiative to develop technology projects to combat the spread of Covid with Ford, the […]

Daniele Marinelli

Daniele Marinelli, 46 years old of Roman origins, twenty-three years of freelance as an accountant and business consultant in the Prati district of Rome. In 2010 he took on the position of corporate advisor and was among the first in Italy to buy Bitcoin, sensing the potential of the emerging blockchain technology. In 2016 he […]

Gordon Einstein

Gordon Einstein is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in Politics in 1991 from Brandeis University in Boston and then received his JD in 1995 from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. Initially, Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual […]

Stefania Barbaglio

Stefania Barbaglio is a London-based entrepreneur, business strategist and PR expert focused on new technologies and high-impact projects. As the founder and CEO of the boutique Investor & Public Relations agency Cassiopeia Services, she has worked with a range of private and listed companies across numerous sectors, and facilitated multiple deals globally. In the technology space, she has advised a variety of international blockchain application focused companies on their ground-breaking projects, leading on […]

Jonathan Galea

Jonathan Galea is a Maltese lawyer specialising in the field of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). He has been deeply involved in the area since 2013, and complements his legal knowledge with technical certification as a C developer. Jonathan’s LL.D. (Doctorate of Laws) thesis was titled “The Effect of Bitcoin on Money Laundering Law”, and being […]

David Orban

David Orban is a global technological thought leader, investor, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and author. He has created and grown a number of businesses over the course of more than two decades. Also, the first to acquire Ether upon the Ethereum debut in 2014. He was an early adopter of blockchain technologies and an avid […]

Bobby Lee

Mr. Lee started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer at Yahoo!, and led the development of the earliest online communities. He graduated from Stanford University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, and was a member of the Mayfield Fellows Program. He earned an EMBA degree from CEIBS in China. Mr. […]

George Samman

George is a blockchain and cryptocurrency investor and advisor to global financial institutions, startups and law firms. He recently was the lead author of “The State of Stablecoins 2019: Hype vs. Reality in the Race for Stable, Global, Digital Money”. He also co-authored a seminal report on blockchain architecture with KPMG and Gilbert & Tobin. […]

Jon Karas

Finance, Entertainment and Technology industry entrepreneur, seasoned capital formation leader, film producer, and talent representative. With over 25 years in the entertainment and finance industries, Jon is a major force at the intersection of celebrity and social good. He is a founding Advisory Board member of Slate Entertainment Group, creator of disruptive crypto-driven streaming and […]

Richard Heart

Richard Heart is a Bitcoin, Blockchain, cryptocurrency and internet marketing expert who has founded and managed several successful Internet startups, the largest having 150 employees with a turnover of $60M and operating in mortgage and consumer finance markets. He is a search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and startup veteran and has appeared on numerous international […]

Truth Raider

Truth raider is a Bitcoin and blockchain advocate within the cryptocurrency community. He specializes in Euorpean markets and provide social media coverage to major blockchain conferences. He utilizes Truthraider.com, Twitter, Instagram, and his vast network of industry contacts to promote events within the region.

Adriaan Brink

Adriaan Brink is CEO of Funtoken.io – promoters of the FUN token and associated activities. FUN Token is creating a gambling ecosystem based on a crypto token. It trades on major exchanges and is the largest gaming crypto in the world. It also operates casino and traffic acquisition sites through related companies. Brink started professional programming […]

Matthew Kaye

Matthew started mining bitcoin in 2013 while working at a boutique venture capital fund in Los Angeles. He went on to become the chief digital officer for one of the fund’s portfolio companies and later left to consult for Google Ventures. In 2016, Matthew began investing more broadly in cryptocurrencies and in September of 2017 […]

Omar Hannoun

Multi-faceted professional, driven by passion for emerging tech. I never do something unless my heart is in it My first dive into this exciting space was in 2011 through mining bitcoin. Coming from a business development background I began getting involved through various roles assisting startups with strategy and fundraising. As I got more exposure […]

Sergio Stephano

Sergio Stephano is a technology executive with more than a decade of experience building startups and delivering marketing strategies to Fortune 500’s and large scale online platforms. Notable past and current clients include: Disney, Tony Robbins, MERRY JANE, Internet Brands, 1-800-TAXICAB among others. Prior to founding Blockdigital, Sergio built and sold an innovative social media […]

Roger Benites

Serial blockchain entrepreneur targeting emerging markets in Latam, currently developing Blockzy a disruptive new era financial platform using Blockchain targeting undocumented immigrants globally, as a Bitcoin enthusiast and experienced entrepreneur, he has supported cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology since 2011 being involved in the fintech sector.

Sagi Bakshi

Sagi Bakshi, CEO of Coinmama, is a computer science engineer with over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and an extensive background in telecommunications, ad-tech, and blockchain technologies. He joins Coinmama from tech unicorn IronSource, which recently announced their IPO intention with an estimated valuation of $11B. Sagi was a member of the […]

Stefan Beyer

Dr. Stefan Beyer is a cybersecurity expert specialized in blockchain security and cryptography. As a distributed systems researcher, he worked on subjects, such as distributed consensus, reliable group communication, and replication protocols, long before these concepts were adopted by blockchain technology with the emergence of Bitcoin and subsequent protocols. He is the CEO of Cryptonics […]

Josef Holm

Current Occupation : Founding Partner of Draper Goren Holm.   Education: University of  Maryland , Bachelor’s  degree , computer information system.  GRAZ communication Engineer. Background/Experience:  Josef is a global serial entrepreneur and investor with 25 years of startup growth hacking, business development, and digital marketing experience. He has a passion for disruptive ideas, unconventional thinking, and a […]

Alexander Shulgin

Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is a unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages his own portfolio, which specializes in investment and venture capital in blockchain, fintech, AI, media, new media, publishing, tourism, and entertainment sectors( BitFury Group, […]

Jean Michel Azzopardi

Jean Michel is a tech entrepreneur & infosec enthusiast with a passion for blockchain. He’s been obsessed with bitcoin philosophy since 2011, and successfully made it out alive from both Big Blue & World of Warcraft. When he’s not building web3, he spends most of his time pwning and getting pwnd by noobs in MOBA’s, […]

Irina S. Litchfield

Irina S. Litchfield is a globally recognized public speaker, innovation visionary and strategic leader.  She is a founder of Lumeria, holding company and Investor Relations firm.  With 20 years in financial technology, a decade in crypto industry and half a decade in New Space, Irina serves executive roles across private, public and non for profit […]

Christina Scicluna

Christina Scicluna is an Associate within Ganado Advocates’ corporate and fintech teams. She advises a variety of multinational clients on international corporate structures, including the setting up of Maltese entities and domiciliation of entities, M&A transactions and assisting clients on corporate governance matters. Ganado Advocates (formerly Ganado & Associates) is a leading commercial law firm […]

Kyle Chasse

Kyle Chasse Kyle Chasse has always been a visionary, creating first of a kind companies out of passion and unique foresight. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin and Ethereum since 2012 and going ALL-IN to the crypto world by 2014. His focus is on the application of cryptocurrencies and blockchain/DLT technology to create fully […]

Arnaud Salomon

Arnaud Salomon discovered Bitcoin in 2012 together with the world of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Quickly convinced by its vast potential, he began to think about how it could be applied to the industry he knows best: finance. The project was incorporated as Mt Pelerin Group SA on September 27th 2018.

Craig S. Wright

Dr. Craig S. Wright is an Australian/Antiguan computer scientist, businessman, and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. He is the alleged creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto – which is widely a contested statement. Currently, Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in advisory, research, and development […]

Miguel Francis-Santiago

Miguel is a marketing executive & an image-maker in the disruptive tech space and beyond. He has been creating unique cinematic content for the world of news, branding and blockchain since 2014 both on international TV and online. Currently spearheading ‘The Future is Now Media Group’ part of TFIN DAO, which provides boutique media, PR […]

Mel Gelderman

Mel has had an entrepreneurial streak from a young age, setting up his first business aged 15 selling strains of algae online to biofuel researchers. He discovered cryptocurrencies at university and became known as the “bitcoin guy” to friends. He eventually dropped out and moved to Taiwan to focus on crypto full-time and set up […]

Eric Wall

Eric is an investor and cryptocurrency researcher who is well-known for his in-depth critiques and exposing systemic flaws in high-profile cryptocurrency projects. He is the former head of blockchain and cryptocurrency at Nasdaq-owned Cinnober and holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lund University where he specialized in blockchain technology. He holds a master’s degree […]

Daniele Monteleone

Daniele Monteleone aka Robotica | International Tech Entrepreneur | Blockchain Specialist | Applied Researcher AI & IoT | Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) | Independent Advisor on Digital Strategy, Technology and Information Policy; “We grow up in a world that revolves around money. But our real mission is to leave a better world for those who […]

Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos is a pioneer in the bitcoin and blockchain technology space. In 2013, Spanos founded Bitcoin Center NYC — the world’s first-ever cryptocurrency trading floor, which initially opened directly across from the NYSE in 2013. Spanos is also CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp., which patented VoteWatcher, the first-ever blockchain voting platform. He is co-founder […]

Jean-Philippe Beaudet

Experienced gaming developer, Jean-Philippe Beaudet launched his career at UbiSoft. Mr. Beaudet worked and researched natural language processing for Luminary, a private American research lab. He cultivated an interest in machine learning and decentralized technology which led him to co-found S3R3NITY Technologies, a technology incubator from which he launched numerous start-ups. He was an early […]

Dunstan Teo

Dunstan Teo is a polymath that was self-taught and later mentored in economics, business strategies, game theories, sociology, behavioral psychology, and social conditioning. He co-authored the book titled The Bitcoin Dystopia – The Prelude. He started mining Bitcoin 11 years ago and is a well-known OG in the Bitcoin space. He is a founding partner […]

Matthias Mende

Matthias Mende Matthias Mende is a German entrepreneur living in Dubai since 2007. In 2016, Mende developed an interest in Bitcoin, which drove him to research further into blockchain technology. He is a key opinion leader and influencer with followers of more than 300,000 across his social media platforms. Additionally, Mende has considerable experience with […]

Max Krupyshev

Max Krupyshev Max Krupyshev has been involved with Bitcoin since 2013, just after receiving his MA in Business Administration. He became very enthusiastic about crypto and co-founded a blockchain software development studio in Kiev. Later, Max Krupyshev founded the Bitcoin Foundation in Ukraine and Satoshi Square in Kiev. At that time, he worked for some […]

Vytautas Karalevicius

Vytautas Karalevičius is a science-driven entrepreneur with a strong financial background. He is currently working on Bitcoin and virtual payment card ventures, also interested in academic projects. Vytautas studied at University of Durham, obtained a bachelor’s degree of Arts with honors in Business Finance. He holds a master’s degree of Philosophy in Finance with merits […]

2020 in Crypto – A review of the most important events in the market and trends to follow for 2021

With 2020 coming to an end, Gabriel Zanko, researcher and speaker takes the time to look back on the most relevant occurrences that shook the world of cryptocurrency and how the effects of these events have paved the road that the market will follow in the upcoming months | AIBC News

Welcome, Superuser: Exploring the Gambling Use Case for Blockchain

With the Malta Blockchain Summit and SiGMA respectively opening and closing a high-octane November in a legendary year for blockchain and gaming, the gap between the two industries is shrinking. But do people know how they’re converging and the exciting possibilities that lie on the horizon? The biggest “block” to blockchain’s steady march towards widespread […]