Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis believes that blockchain, coupled with the latest innovations in financial technology, can boost humanitarian relief efforts in crisis-stricken regions.
During the crypto hype bubble that rocketed Bitcoin and Ethereum into the public eye, making them household names and causing their values to reach all-time highs, the surge in prices was accompanied by a surge in search interest of people scrambling to find out what all the fuss was about, and to learn more about the emerging asset class.
The total crypto market capitalization has risen from about $190.5 billion at the start of the year to over $243 billion.
The top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap represent the crème de la crème of the cryptocurrency space, and the altcoins listed alongside Bitcoin and Ethereum there are often considered some of the best and safest investments in the space.
Former top executives and minority shareholders of PrivatBank have filed lawsuits against the State Deposit Guarantee Fund, the Finance Ministry and state-owned PrivatBank.
As the SEC lawsuit against Telegram Open Network (TON) forced it to postpone mainnet launch, working blockchain explorers are already available for the testnet.
The pound gave up early gains on Friday after UK retail sales data came in weaker than expected, prompting investors to price in a greater chance interest rates would be cut at the end of this month.
- Pound reverses gains after bleak British retail sales (Financial Post: Jan 17, 2020 at 12:28 PM)
- Pound reverses gains after bleak British retail sales (Reuters: Jan 17, 2020 at 12:27 PM)
Yodlee might be selling consumers’ personal financial data without proper consent, three lawmakers said in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission.
This week, the total altcoin market cap broke out from local downtrend resistance, causing many individual crypto assets to go on monstrous rallies, some to as much as 400% gains.
The system also delivers an anti-collusion algorithm to ensure the authenticity of data used to execute smart contracts.