Tag: coronavirus

Jan 19 2021

UK’s NHS Taps Blockchain Tech to Monitor Coronavirus Vaccine Cold Chain

Hedera Hashgraph's blockchain platform will provide the health service with a tamperproof record of vaccine temperatures, the firm said.

Jan 07 2021

Coronavirus Vaccines Certified With VeChain’s Blockchain Tech in Cyprus

The medical certification app was developed by VeChain and I-Dante last May.

Jan 01 2021

Lessons in Failing to Apply Blockchain and AI to Combat COVID

Jan 01 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ai coronavirus opinion people singularitynet

Blockchain tech is well suited to manage aspects of the fight against the coronavirus. Why hasn't it been used more?

Dec 31 2020

Why Crypto Crosses ‘The Chasm’ in a Post-Coronavirus World

2020 will be looked back on as the year that marks the present era from the past; the demarcation line separating the before and the after.

Governments Will Start to Hodl Bitcoin in 2021

Crypto assets not only are not going away. They will become integral to our financial and political lives.

Dec 29 2020

Crypto in 2020: a Year in Review (Part 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe cryptocurrency market during Q2 of 2020 was just as crazy as Q1, if not more so - the coronavirus really kicked in, adding a dose of volatility to...

Dec 28 2020

Crypto in 2020: a Year in Review (Part 1)

Reading Time: 4 minutes2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus has of course dominated the headlines and all our lives, but the crypto world has endured an equally tumultuous 12 months. Bitcoin has hit all time highs just nine months after crashing 51% in March, while Ethereum 2.0 has...

Dec 26 2020

2020 – The Year That Bitcoin Truly Arrived

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2020 has been a year like no other, particularly for Bitcoin After 12 years of being dismissed, Bitcoin’s fundamental properties have finally been realized Pandora’s box has now been opened The world was a very different place in January...

Dec 22 2020

Bitcoin, Stocks Nosedive Despite Incoming $900 Billion Stimulus

Dec 22 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  coronavirus covid-19 markets stimulus

The narrative for higher gains in the stock market, gold, and Bitcoin following more stimulus failed on Monday. Instead, a new aggressive strain of coronavirus took center stage, fueling apprehensions of...

Cryptocurrency in 2020 – Top 5 Developments

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cryptocurrency has enjoyed an incredible 2020, with numerous events and developments pushing it to new heights We have chosen the five developments that have had the biggest impact on the space this year These developments have helped the...

How ‘CBDC’ Became the Financial Watchword of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The term ‘CBDC’ was largely unknown before 2020, but that is no longer the case Governments across the world have been investigating the concept this year, with some even implementing them Facebook’s Libra token and the coronavirus have propelled...

Dec 18 2020

Bitcoin Record Pump Helped by Triple Stimulus

Dec 18 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  adoption bitcoin bitcoin news coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bitcoin’s record-breaking pump yesterday was not an accident, being a result of timing and external influences Three news stories in particular helped light the fuse that shot it through $20,000, all of which came out right before the pump...

Dec 08 2020

Balaji Srinivasan: The Man Who Called COVID

The former Coinbase CTO sounded the alarm early about the virus. More broadly, he’s emerged as a prolific and perceptive thinker about the trust and knowledge problems crypto aims to solve.

Bitcoin Dissidents: Those Who Need It Most

The global pandemic and interwoven political and economic crises became fertile ground for Bitcoin to become a tool for human rights.

Dec 01 2020

Niall Ferguson – Bitcoin “Winning” Monetary Revolution

Reading Time: 2 minutes Niall Ferguson, former Harvard history professor, has stated that Bitcoin and China are “winning” the monetary revolution brought on by the coronavirus Ferguson says that the cryptocurrency is being taken up by institutions on an unprecedented scale...

Bitcoin’s 2020 Performance Has Exorcised ‘Tulips’ Demons

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bitcoin has often (and incorrectly) been compared to one-off market crazes like Tulip Mania and the South Sea Bubble Such comparisons were already erroneous, but 2020 has well and truly killed off any such suggestions Institutional adoption and...

Nov 19 2020

Open Finance Is Better Than Broken Finance

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coronavirus defi opinion people

Traditional financial services fail to meet the core needs of a global economy. DeFi is not perfect but it's for everyone.

Nov 17 2020

Gold Lags Far Behind Bitcoin as Vaccine Optimism Buoys Markets

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin coronavirus gold markets news

Bitcoin is outshining the precious metal by a significant margin as expectations soar of a swift global economic recovery enabled by promising coronavirus vaccines.

Nov 16 2020

First Mover: Stimulus Seen (for Bitcoin) Since Moderna Won’t Save Spirits from Third Wave

Nov 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin coronavirus ethereum first mover markets

Rise in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths could dent consumer confidence and retailer revenue during the crucial holiday shopping season.

Nov 14 2020

XRP – After Two Years of Decline, is The Dream Finally Over?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ripple Labs had great plans for XRP, but after two years of price and fundamental decline, is the dream over? The XRP price has been on a chronic decline since 2017, with little sign that it can keep up with other alts in the space JPM Coin has...

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