The technology that underpins cryptocurrencies has been gradually entering the charity sector, purportedly providing more transparency and trust to the industry — especially given a decrease in people’s trust in charity organizations, where the public is increasingly concerned about how charities spend raised money. Governments and blockchain projects embrace charity space Governments around the world
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Saturday, June 22 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) passed the $11,100 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up over 13% on the day, trading around $11,154 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the
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The price of ethereum’s native cryptocurrency ether (ETH) surpassed $300 today to hit ten-month highs. The world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed above the psychological hurdle at 01:10 UTC and extended gains further to $306 – a level last seen on August 19, 2018. As of writing, ETH is changing hands at $304,
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Today’s Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) announcement focused on digital currency’s role in money laundering and heightened regulation, as Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted in his closing remarks. The FATF — an intergovernmental organization that focuses its efforts on fighting money laundering — is planning to strengthen control over cryptocurrency exchanges to preclude digital currencies from
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International charity organization Oxfam has partnered with Australian tech startup Sempo and blockchain company ConsenSys to test stablecoin Dai’s (DAI) suitability for aid in regions suffering from natural disasters, local news outlet Micky reported on June 17. The parties launched a philanthropic initiative dubbed UnBlocked Cash with the support of the Australian Government. To test
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Bitcoin’s price soared above $10,000 on cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time in 15 months. At press time, the top cryptocurrency by market capitalization is trading at $$10,080.49 – the highest level since March 8, 2018 – representing month-to-date gains in excess of 13 percent, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index.  On a 24-hour basis, BTC
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Grayscale’s Ethereum-based security, Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), is available for trading on OTC Markets, according to an official blog post from Grayscale Investments on June 20. According to the post, ETHE is “an open-ended trust that holds Ethereum.” As further noted, this is a means of investing in Ethereum without having to actually hold the
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