Byzantine Partners’ comment: As one of the key financial hubs in Asian region, Binance made its mark in Singapore and making cryptocurrencies more accessible. Will payments with crypto be widely adopted in Singapore earlier than expected?

Binance is set to unveil a fiat currency exchange that will be based in Singapore. This was revealed by CEO Changpeng Zhao over the weekend while speaking at the Cumberland Summit, a blockchain event in Singapore. Zhao further revealed that the new exchange is currently under an invitation-only beta testing phase.

After making the announcement during his speech on September 15, Zhao also…

Byzantine Partners: “Blockchain thrives on decentralisation and open-source ecosystem, but signs of patent hoarding are surfacing. Is it doing more harm than good? Read on and share us your thoughts!

Blockchain is perhaps the most hyped technology of the past five years. The technology that allows us to create trustless immutable shared ledgers promises to bring transparency and honesty to commerce by disintermediating and decentralizing functions that rely on trusted third parties today. The promise and the potential are almost as big as the hype.

While still the early days, there are several applications that have already launched on…

Byzantine Partners’ tweeted: Compared to previous generations, the millennials who grew up in a tech-centric environment hold stronger sentiment towards data privacy and security. As such, millennials are equally important demographic to look out for whom can spur mass adoptions of cryptocurrencies. With the growing interest and first follower initiating among their peers, there will be a movement.

A recent survey by research service YouGov Omnibus shows that half of American millennials are interested in using cryptocurrency.

The survey, which collected answers from 1202 respondents from August 29–30, assesses the interest of respondents in using crypto in everyday life:

Amazing time with OneLedger and Dispatch Labs who have visited the new office of Byzantine Partners and discussed the adoption of blockchain technologies by traditional business.

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We’ve been in a slump for a while now, and by the looks of it will remain in one for a good while longer. How long, how low, and how slow the recovery is anyone’s guess. If you’re reading these words, you’re still here, and thus it’s safe to assume you’re in this for the long haul. Even the most ardent of bitcoin believers is apt to feel despondent amidst the prolonged doom and gloom, but it’s not all bad; in fact bear markets can bestow some considerable benefits.

You Discover Who You Can Trust

Crypto Twitter (CT) tends to be bipolar: when things are good…

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.

The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers.

“I want to quash this false narrative that’s been going around for the past two years that you can separate blockchain from crypto. You can’t.”

No, that’s not a bitcoin maximalist, a HODLer or a crypto-anarchist talking. It’s a regulator.

And Sopnendu Mohanty, the chief fintech officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, wasn’t preaching to the crypto-converted, either, when…

Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board.

The following article originally appeared in Consensus Magazine, distributed exclusively to attendees of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 event.

In Monty Python’s “Life of Brian,” there’s a famous scene in which John Cleese’s character is stirring up a group against the Romans.

He’s trying to get them all frothed up about the supposed righteousness of their cause and the uselessness of the Romans, until reality intrudes. One by one, members of the crowd begin listing off all the things the Romans…

After reaching historic highs in 2017, cryptocurrencies languished across multiple fundamental metrics in this year’s first quarter.

Unease permeated the industry, mostly from regulatory uncertainty and pull-back after a year of parabolic growth.

To shed light on a tumultuous Q1, CoinDesk’s latest State of Blockchain report provides a 90-plus slide analysis of some of the most significant data points.

Released Monday, the report covers public blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT), consortium chains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), trading and investments, and regulation. It also features the results of our 50-plus question sentiment survey, which provides insight from over 420 CoinDesk readers.

We have recently met up with our partner company @GoHypernet in South Korea — and thrilled to witness how cloud computing based on Distributed Average Consensus (DAC) operates on their platform!

Byzantine Partners’ comments: Australia has been steadily moving forward in blockchain space and most recently announcing a plan for nationwide blockchain platform. Will this aggregate mass blockchain adoption in Australia or will it run a risk of centralisation ? Share your thoughts !

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the formation of a data consortium in partnership with IBM and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for the purpose of building a groundbreaking large-scale, cross-industry smart contract platform for Australian businesses to collaborate and do business within.

Australian National Blockchain

The platform, which will be called the Australian National Blockchain…

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