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Cryptocurrency and Cyprus

Because of economic turmoil during the early 2010s, the citizens of the small country of Cyprus were some of the first Bitcoin adopters. Since then, however, they have explored what else it is that crypto can offer.

by Jamesa Brown  |  May 13, 2019
Adopt a Venezuelan Family: Using Blockchain for Good.

Garden of Crypto is committed to spreading awareness of how blockchain can be used for good. Learn more about how you can help feed victims of socialist regimes.

by Emmanuel Lai  |  Apr 30, 2019
Cryptocurrencies Utopia

In 2018, Wyoming took the lead in crypto friendly regulations. Now, in 2019, they're showing that they are not going to lose this lead and will continue to push for reasonable cryptocurrency regulation in the US.

by Marvin Ordonez  |  Mar 12, 2019
Famous Rapper T.I. Sued for Promoting Failed Token

Another name has been added to the list of celebrity crypto endorsements that have gone sour. Celebrities need to be more responsible when using their reach to promote assets.

by Marianne White  |  Feb 07, 2019
ConsenSys Acquired an Asteroid Mining Company

Holy asteroids Batman! Blockchain Software firm, ConsenSys, acquired Planetary Resources Inc - an asteroid mining company. Who would have thought that space and crypto had so much in common?

by Marianne White  |  Feb 06, 2019
Cryptocurrency and Brazil

The blockchain and cryptocurrency world has been conflicting in Brazil for the past few years. However, as of January 2018, there have been moves by Brazilian companies to push the country into blockchain adoption.

by Jamesa Brown  |  Feb 05, 2019
Acting Attorney General Supported an Alleged Scam Tied to Crypto

Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is in hot water again due to his involvement in the World Patent Marketing’s patent scam. Why is a United States official involving himself in cryptocurrency scams?

by Marianne White  |  Jan 30, 2019
Prime Minister of Malaysia Considering Digital Fiat

The Malaysian Prime Minister is hopeful for digital fiat and is supporting Harapan Coin - the Malaysian State-backed cryptocurrency. However, the coin still needs backing from the Malaysian Central Bank.

by Marianne White  |  Jan 24, 2019
Cryptocurrency is Getting a New Set of Regulations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong announced plans to regulate virtual assets. There’s a trend among policymakers around the globe to try to regulate the industry. Should the crypto community be wary of them?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Jan 23, 2019
Cryptocurrency and Greece

Greece has suffered from an economic crisis since 2009. Since 2010, it has entered three bailout agreements with the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the European Stability Mechanism.

by Jamesa Brown  |  Jan 22, 2019
Azerbaijan’s Central Bank Says No to Cryptocurrency

Another country voices their concerns about the risky nature of cryptocurrencies and joins Australia, Israel, and Hong Kong in no state-backed cryptocurrency.

by Marianne White  |  Jan 17, 2019
A Brazilian Court Has Ruled in Favor of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Two Brazilian banks have been ordered to reopen the account of a cryptocurrency exchange that had been frozen. What does this mean for the future of Crypto in Brazil?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Jan 15, 2019
Cryptocurrency and Japan

The Japanese cryptocurrency market is often at the cutting edge of blockchain technology. What is the social view of cryptocurrency, and how do regulators see its future?

by Jamesa Brown  |  Jan 12, 2019
A City in Washington Banned Cryptocurrency Mining Due to Excessive Electricity Consumption

Miners comb the world for places with cheap electricity in order to exploit the low prices for their power heavy rigs. A town in Washington state has decided enough is enough.

by Hermione Daguin  |  Nov 07, 2018
Cryptocurrencies Largest Mining Pools

Mining cryptocurrencies can be a profitable venture if it is accomplished with low risk. These mining pools have found the perfect balance between risk and reward and have grown to dominate the crypto mining industry.

by Jamesa Brown  |  Nov 06, 2018
Chinese Court Ruled that Bitcoin is Property

A Chinese court ruled that bitcoin is considered property, but the country is still lacking when it comes to regulating this new digital asset. What are the implications of this hearing?

by Marianne White  |  Nov 05, 2018
Japan is Trusting the Cryptocurrency Industry to Regulate Itself

Japan decided to grant the cryptocurrency industry all legal power when it comes to its regulation. Can the industry gain the world’s trust or will it destroy itself?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Nov 04, 2018
Kenya Aims to Transform its Housing Project with the Help of Blockchain Technology

The Kenyan government wants to use blockchain technology in its new housing project. Can blockchain truly help them earn the citizens’ trust?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Nov 02, 2018
Ethereum's Hard Fork Launching Soon

Issues in late 2018 forced Ethereum's upgrade to be delayed. Their new deadline estimates that they will be able to release the upgrade for early 2019. Will it live up to the hype?

by Marianne White  |  Oct 31, 2018
Global Money Laundering Monitor to Establish Crypto Guidelines

Cryptocurrencies have been driving nation states wild. Particularly when it comes to regulation. The Financial Action Task Force of Paris has decided that something needs to be done.

by Hermione Daguin  |  Oct 29, 2018