Young Germans are ready for Crypto

  A recent study by the German Consumer Centers of Hesse and Saxony concluded than a quarter of younger Germans are ready to buy cryptocurrencies. The study also concluded:   There is a strong correlation between the estimation of risk and the age of respondent 70% of participants said they find crypto trading ‘risky’ or ‘very risky’ 54% of respondents aged 30 to 39 consider cryptocurrency investments dangerous 28% of respondents from 18 to 29 found purchasing cryptocurrencies to be ‘conceivable’   CEO’s within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including…

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Private sector innovation is the key to blockchain adoption on a global scale says Lisk Head of Marketing, Thomas Schouten.

In an interview with Coin Telegraph published yesterday, Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Group, claimed that the ‘inevitable future’ of cryptocurrencies would lie with digital currencies issued by Central Banks. Taylor claimed that central banks will play a huge role in that as governments around the world begin to issue their own cryptocurrencies.     In response to this, Thomas Schouten, Head of Marketing, Lisk, believes that the greatest innovations in blockchain will come from within the private sector and that central banks are playing catch up to the exciting work…

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EU Blockchain Partnership dedicated to Global Leadership in Blockchain

  Following the recent news of the progress made by the European Blockchain Partnership developing initiatives and programs to become a global leader in Distributed Ledger Technology, this encouraged commentary from a number of leading companies within the blockchain space on the potential impact of the European Blockchain Partnership on the wider ecosystem.     Leading projects within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, Lisk; Orvium; and the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), have already launched blockchain education initiatives or are directly involved in the academic space, their comments below:-   Nick…

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5 Years Since Silk Road Was Shut Down – How Has Cryptocurrency Changed?

Five years ago today (October 1st, 2013), bitcoin’s most notorious marketplace, the Silk Road, was shut down by the FBI and its founder Ross Ulbricht arrested. Operating as part of the dark web on a Tor hidden service, the Silk Road was an online platform where people bought and sold illicit goods and services using bitcoin. While millions of dollars were transacted over the website in its short span, the Silk Road made headlines around the globe when it was shut down by the FBI after a controversial investigation, and…

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Google to lift Ad Ban on Crypto Exchanges and ICOs

Initially on Reuters this week, Google is expected to lift an advertising ban on certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the US and Japan from October. This follows a similar decision by Facebook back in June to reverse a blanket ban on ads for crypto exchanges and ICOs.     Several blockchain industry leaders comment on the broader implications of this decision by Google and the likely factors that have influenced it.   Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of blockchain-powered gaming distribution platform Ultra, said: As the market has experienced more stability of…

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