Cryptocurrency Is Booming in Nigeria Despite The Banking Ban

Nigeria’s regulators tried to crack down on cryptocurrency. Now, a few months later, it’s clear their efforts haven’t worked. The nation is a prime example of how people will turn to crypto to cope with a struggling economy despite the prohibitive stance of the state. In February, the Central Bank of Nigeria ordered banks to…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – EOS

EOS is a blockchain protocol based on the cryptocurrency EOS. The smart contract platform claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second. Its a platform that’s designed to allow developers to build decentralized apps (otherwise known as DApps for short.) The project’s goal is relatively simple: to make it as…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is a blockchain platform for changemakers, innovators, and visionaries, with the tools and technologies required to create possibility for the many, as well as the few, and bring about positive global change. According to its founders, its the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies…

Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced Tuesday it has welcomed 11 founding members into its Blockchain Education Alliance. In addition to the card network, the new members include the innovation arms of payments startup Ripple and crypto exchange Binance; and representatives from Neo, KuCoin and ethereum scaling solution Matic Network. They will join the 13 companies, including…

Steve Wozniak Joins an Energy Focused Blockchain EFFORCE Startup in Malta

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a Malta-based blockchain enterprise targeting more efficient use of energy. Speaking at an event on the island Thursday, Wozniak said he has invested in the EFFORCE project – which enables investors to back energy efficient projects around the world – and become a co-founder. According to the Malta Independent,…

Crypto Exchange Binance Is Setting Up Shop in Singapore

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is launching a new fiat-to-crypto exchange in Singapore later this month. The news was announced Thursday by Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao at the Deconomy event in Seoul, South Korea, in a tweet on the exchange’s account that said: “#Binance Singapore will come online in April. It will be our next Fiat…

After Blockchain Island, Malta to Develop Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The Maltese government has announced the formation of a taskforce to develop a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, Cointelegraph reports Tuesday, Nov. 1 from the Malta Blockchain Summit. The Junior Minister for Financial services, Digital economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri announced the launch of the governmental initiative “Malta.ai,” stating that Malta is aiming to become…

Binance Launches Its First Fiat Crypto Exchange in Uganda

Major international crypto exchange Binance has announced that its fiat crypto exchange will open in Uganda this week, the company reveals Monday, Oct. 15. CEO and founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), had told Cointelegraph in an exclusive interview in June of plans to open the Ugandan crypto-fiat exchange. As per Binance Uganda’s press release,…