North Korea Expected to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Similar to Bitcoin

North Korea has set plans in motion to create its own cryptocurrency that will be similar to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The crypto will help the country avoid international sanctions and evade the global US-dominated financial system. North Korea to Introduce Own Crypto A representative of the regime has indicated that the planned cryptocurrency will be the same as the other cryptocurrencies. Alejandro Cao de Benos, the head of the country’s crypto conferences, said that they are currently evaluating products that will offer the digital currency value. For now, the…

New Research Shows How Young Adults Drive the Cryptocurrency Revolution

Are Millennials and Gen Zers (post-millennials) driving the growth in adoption of cryptocurrencies? A growing amount of recent research suggests that the overall increase in society’s acceptance of the technology is exponential and is concentrated among the youngest cohort of the population. If you’ve been to cryptocurrency conventions or meetups, you’ll be aware that this is a young people’s movement. Unlike the blockchain technology movement, which seems to attract a broader range of followers (many of whom work in the corporate sector), the advent of cryptocurrency appears to be a…

ECB: Cryptocurrency Cannot Be Created By Member States, What This Means For Crypto

The European Central Bank (ECB) has attacked plans for an Estonian state-operated cryptocurrency.  ECB President, Mario Draghi shut down any talk of the proposal by saying about crypto assets: “No member state can introduce its own currency…The currency of the euro zone is the euro.” Many observers theorize that Draghi’s response is led by a fear of losing monopoly control of the money supply. And for that reason, the division between legacy and crypto ideologies has never been more apparent. European Bank President Says No To Member State Cryptocurrency Estonia…

Kakao’s Klay Cryptocurrency to Make First Exchange Listing

South Korean messaging giant Kakao’s “klay” token – the native cryptocurrency of its recently launched Klaytn blockchain – is soon to make its first official exchange listing on Upbit’s platform. Ground X, the firm set up by Kakao to develop the Klaytn network, announced the news in a Medium post on Sept. 5, saying klay will list on Upbit’s Singapore and Indonesia platforms by the end of this month. Upbit Singapore revealed on Sept. 6 that klay will be listed following price discovery via a Dutch auction – in which the price is reduced…

Chinese Cryptocurrency is Not Coming Anytime Soon, Says Reports

Ever since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became far more mainstream following the remarkable rally in 2017, there has been a lot of talk about large institutions getting into this space. For instance, banking giant JP Morgan came up with its own digital coin last year. However, in 2019, a bigger piece of news came to the fore. It emerged that the Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China, was going to launch its own digital asset. It goes without saying that this is a major development in the history…

Alibaba and Tencent all Set to Get First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency

Ever since cryptocurrencies first captured the global consciousness a few years ago, several institutions from around the world have expressed their willingness to issue crypto tokens of their own and the most recent one is the Chinese central bank. A few weeks ago, it emerged that People’s Bank of China was all set to issue its own cryptocurrency and now it has emerged that the cryptocurrency is going to be disbursed to seven entities in the country. The update was revealed by the former global head of financial strategy at…

Telegram’s 300 Million Users May Be Able to Trade Cryptocurrency

Crypto bull runs often result in developments that often seem a bit farfetched, but at the end of the day, almost everyone wants to cash in on the phenomenon. It happened in 2017, and it is happening once against in 2019 as Bitcoin led the massive crypto surge in the first half of the year. Naturally, some of the world’s biggest tech companies are now getting an interest in Bitcoin as well as in the wider crypto ecosystem. It has now emerged that messaging platform Telegram, which is best known…

Erik Finman: My Cryptocurrency Will Kill Libra

Crypto millionaire Erik Finman says bitcoin is being replaced by Facebook’s Libra. But he says his app Metal Pay is the “Libra killer.” | Source: Erik Finman/Twitter (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. By CCN Markets: Crypto millionaire Erik Finman says bitcoin “is being replaced” by Facebook’s Libra. But he insists his cryptocurrency, Metal Pay, is the “Libra Killer.” The 20-year-old entrepreneur made the ballsy claims in a blog post at Wall Street Playboys. Moreover, Finman boldly declared that his Metal Pay platform could supplant both bitcoin and Libra.…

Alive, Thriving and Totally Unauthorized: Inside the Underground Market for Telegram’s Cryptocurrency

The Takeaway: Telegram’s long-awaited blockchain, Telegram Open Network, is said to be scheduled to launch Oct. 31, but the yet-to-be-issued gram tokens are already trading in an unauthorized secondary market. Telegram has yet to publicly or formally acknowledge the project, but investors in last year’s $1.7 billion token offering, widely publicized in the press, are selling their gram allocations via OTC desks, exchanges and special-purpose vehicles. Purchasing tokens this way might be risky, investors warn, as Telegram specifically prohibited investors from re-selling their allocations under penalty of terminating the purchase…

Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash

The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash. According to customers, Coinbase UK is sending letters out warning people that they will need to convert their zcash (ZEC) holdings, or remove them to an external wallet, by Aug. 26. @zcash @ElectricCoinCo @coinbase what’s going on with Zcash in the UK? pic.twitter.com/6GWS9CuIoH — Alex (@deskofwilkes) August 8, 2019 The cryptocurrency exchange gave no specific reason for the removal of the cryptocurrency, but said all remaining ZEC balances on Aug. 26 will be automatically converted to…