The Mayor of the City of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel predicts crypto adoption necessary in world with frequent financial crisis. The mayor said: “Nation states are receding. City states are emerging, so the political structures are changing. One day, somebody’s going to figure out how to use cryptocurrencies to stay alive when their facing a financial crisis, and that moment has arrived.”
Alexander Vinnik founder and the prime accused in BTC-e $4 billion money laundering fraud started a hunger strike as courts delay judgement beyond legal limit. Vinnik’s lawyer stated: “He is not supposed to be in jail right now. Many businessmen used the exchange to sidestep legal authorities and many of the charges on him were not illegal at the time of Vinnik’s arrest.”
PUBLIQ selected as finalist by the UK Parliamentary group in media category. The Advisor & Global Ambassador of PUBLIQ, Dr Christian de Vartavan said, “Our blockchain publishing platform is empowering journalists to work for fair earnings, without the middlemen, and ultimately provides transparency to the publishing process that hopefully will help deter the spread of fake news.”
An announcement has been made by Omega One that they have successfully acquired the first cryptocurrency exchange license granted by the government of Bermuda. The CEO of Omega One, Gordon-Brander: “We’re very proud to have worked so closely with the Bermuda Monetary Authority – the first in our multi-jurisdiction regulatory strategy – to create a trading venue.”
A new opening has been available in the social media giant’s career page for its blockchain initiatives, partnership negotiation & to expand it globally. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Basically, you take your information, you store it on some decentralized system and you have the choice to log into places without going through an intermediary,”
ZK Labs have recently shared the launching of the Audit Initiatives for non-ICO projects within the blockchain ecosystem. The founder of ZK Labs, Matthew di Ferrante explained, “The point of the community audits initiative is for grassroots projects to be able to receive quality audits without needing to think about raising large amounts of funding before.”
A pilot charity program, that is also an SMS-based charity system has been launched by DASH in Venezuela. The co-founder of DASH Text, Lorenzo Rey said, “Recipients receive a confirmation SMS which might include the name and country of the person who donated. There is no system like this in the world today, all charity donations, including crypto charities,”
The CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey has revealed their plan in hiring cryptocurrency engineers for its payment service platform. In his Tweet, “Square is hiring 3–4 crypto engineers and one designer to work full-time on open source contributions to the Bitcoin/crypto ecosystem. Work from anywhere, report directly to me, and we can even pay you in Bitcoin!”
A secure mobile crypto wallet which also supports QuarkChain, Ethereum, and ERC20 tokens named qPocket will be supporting Tron (TRX) soon. According to the report, the users will be provided with a simple, secure and fully functional portal to the blockchain. The users are also allowed to switch token from “ETH” or “tQKC” to “TRX” in the mobile crypto wallet.
A blockchain related event will be held in Vienna on this coming 10th-11th April which will gather 50 professionals from energy companies to discuss the blockchain application and its potential to the energy sector. The event aims to educate the participants with the fundamentals of Blockchain technology, including its current development and many more.