Chinese blockchain project aims to be the ‘SWIFT’ of stablecoins and CBDCs

    A SWIFT-style system for bank-issued and regulated digital currencies was launched by a firm with a tenure building China’s national blockchain project. A Hong Kong-based blockchain company has launched a digital payments system aimed at bridging the gap between stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Red Date Technology, the blockchain infrastructure firm which is…

    Vitalik Buterin divulges the ‘largest remaining challenge’ in Ethereum

    While the concept of stealth addresses appears complex in theory, Buterin previously described it as a “low-tech approach” compared to other Ethereum privacy solutions. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has shared a possible solution to what he describes as the “largest remaining challenge” on Ethereum — privacy. In a blog post on Jan. 20, Buterin acknowledged the need…

    Aussie execs refute ‘argument’ to treat crypto as financial products

    The Australian Minister for Financial Services said there was a “good argument” to treat crypto as financial products in an interview on Jan. 22. Australian crypto executives have urged caution over lumping all digital assets in the same boat as financial products, after recent comments from Australia’s assistant treasurer on the ma Speaking to the Sydney…

    Bitcoin price surge: Breakthrough or bull trap? Pundits weigh in

    Bitcoin nearly broke its record for the longest streak of daily green price candles this month, but many believe its recent surge could be short-lived. While Bitcoin (BTC) has experienced a strong price pump to kick off the new year, many industry pundits are not convinced the cryptocurrency will continue its upward trajectory — at least in…

    Going cashless: Norway’s digital currency project raises privacy questions

    At this point, the test network for the Norwegian CBDC uses not the public Ethereum ecosystem, but a private version of the enterprise blockchain Hyperledger Besu. The small Nordic country of Norway may not be particularly notable on the global crypto map. With its 22 blockchain solution providers, the nation doesn’t stand out even at the…

    Binance Charity to provide over 30K Web3 scholarships in 2023

    Among the education centers involved include colleges in Australia, Cyprus and Germany, Nigerian-based tech hub Utiva, Women in Tech, and two Ukrainian organizations. The philanthropic arm of Binance — Binance Charity — is set to fund 30,65 scholarships to students keen on forging out a career in Web3 in 2023. The Binance Charity Scholar Program…