Author: Urban

UrbanMarch 4, 2019

The South Korean government will team up with a consortium of domestic companies to funnel a combined USD 7.7 million into three blockchain projects – a used car trading platform, a financial services project and a platform for charity donations. Per KiNews and iNews24, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy and the Korea Internet Development Agency (KIDA) […]

UrbanMarch 3, 2019

New Zealand-based troubled cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia failed to reopen on Monday due to unspecified reasons. “We were aiming to get the site live today however, we have had a slight delay and are aiming to have the site live tomorrow,” the company tweeted, promising more updates “as this progresses.” Their clients reacted:  Esomojumi Michael @esomojumi4real Replying to @Cryptopia_NZ […]

UrbanMarch 2, 2019

Rebrands are tricky. Coca Cola disastrously rebranded itself as ‘New Coke’ in 1985, forcing lovers of its original formula to launch a campaign calling for the immediate return of its old branding and taste. Other rebrands in recent memory – Gap, MasterCard, Tropicana – have been no less shambolic, creating the impression that companies shouldn’t really ever take the plunge. Meanwhile, […]

UrbanMarch 1, 2019

It seems that, following a number of unfortunate events, major crypto company Coinbase might be getting into a major crisis. Currently, the hashtag #DeleteCoinbase is becoming more popular by the minute, ranging from users showing proof that they’ve deleted their Coinbase account, over warning against staying there, to one instance of people even paying others for closing their […]

UrbanFebruary 28, 2019

A third wave of crypto wallets tied to cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia were emptied to the tune of around USD 30,000 – USD 40,000 worth of ether, co-founder and CEO of blockchain analysis protocol and platform Elementus, Max Galka, told This makes it a smaller-scale theft than the previous two rounds, but raises the question – why are people still […]

UrbanFebruary 27, 2019

Investment banking giant JPMorgan’s much hyped JPM Coin, the centralized digital token, may become something of interest for the broader audience, the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon suggested during an annual investor day on Tuesday. “JP Morgan Coin could be internal, could be commercial, it could one day be consumer,” Dimon said during a question-and-answer session at the event, […]

UrbanFebruary 26, 2019

Third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ripple’s XRP is up by almost 5% in the past 24 hours after major exchange Coinbase Pro announced it will launch XRP trading on February 26. However, after peaking at USD 0.338, the coin has started a downside correction and it dropped to USD 0.323 (UTC 05.20 AM. The […]

UrbanFebruary 25, 2019

On Monday, out of the top 10 coins by market capitalization, seven are registering an overall positive sentiment (it was six last week,) and two are in the negative area, according to Predicoin, a crypto market sentiment data analysis service. Today’s average score is 5.58, another improvement compared to last week (5.41), although the hype compared to then […]

UrbanFebruary 24, 2019

While the avant-garde of the cryptoverse is abuzz with a new app, Tippin, for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets you tip a certain tweet with Bitcoin, social network giant Twitter. (Reaction from the Twitter CEO has been added) “Twitter does not control anything to do with third party browser extensions. This is entirely independent from and there […]

UrbanFebruary 23, 2019

The ZCash Company that is behind the privacy coin ZCash spread word that from now on they are rebranding to Electric Coin Company. “We’re changing the name for clarity,” the company said in a blog post. However, the community is confused, with most people considering this a terrible move: “Not sure if early April fools joke or not,” seems to be […]

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