Two Major US Crypto Conferences Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus outbreak affected two major crypto conferences to happen in the United States. These two conferences are the ‘Bitcoin 2020’ and ‘The DC Blockchain Summit 2020’. The Blockchain 2020, initially scheduled for March 27 and 28 in San Francisco, will occur in the Q3 of 2020. The DC Blockchain Summit scheduled for next week will happen later after further communication. Further Details on the Two Crypto Conferences The Bitcoin 2020 organizers assured all attendees that their conference tickets are still…

How Past Epidemics Shook Financial Markets and How Much Can Coronavirus Infect Bitcoin

Coronavirus is set to impact the cryptocurrency market for the foreseeable future. The jury is still out on how quickly Bitcoin and other digital assets will recover from the current viral outbreak in the long run. However, we can get a glimpse into the future if we look into how other epidemics affected global financial markets. How much do widespread diseases derail markets, and will Covid-19 infect Bitcoin? We aim to give a preliminary assessment of the Coronavirus's potential impact…

Crypto Adoption May End Bank Credit Issuance, BoE Official Warns

The deputy governor for the Bank of England (BoE), Jon Cuncliffe, warned that the crypto economy’s exponential growth might weaken or end bank credit issuance. Cuncliffe pointed out this while delivering a speech at the London School of Economics on the 28th of February. Cuncliffe stated that BoE’s role is to ensure that the UK’s money works safely and reliably. The BoE official predicted that the integration of stablecoins on social media platforms, including the Libra project, could result in…

Blockchain Expert Muses About 98% of Bitcoin Mining Rigs Becoming Vainly Obsolete

While bitcoin mining is quite a profitable venture, it comes with a negative environmental impact that can't be ignored. Revealing research by PWC's Alex de Vries paints a very startling picture. About 98% of existing crypto mining hardware will become obsolete quite soon. That's a lot of e-waste in waiting. Shorter Life Spans of ASIC Miners Expected The competitive nature of mining is always on the increase thanks to sustained surges in hash rate and mining difficulty. In about 10…