Dear Robinhood, You Had One Job & You Blew It – Again

Robinhood’s app went down at the start of the week. The wild stock market crash is evidently putting too much stress on the multi-billion dollar trading startup. In their own words, these outages are “unacceptable.” The Robinhood app was down again on Monday, as yet another outage rocked the platform. This is entirely unacceptable, and regulators must do more to protect new and inexperienced investors from the allure of brokers offering “free stuff” in the most competitive, ruthless game on the planet. The Stock Market Crashed And So Did Robinhood…

Idris Elba & ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Have Coronavirus and Twitter Is Losing It

British actor Idris Elba announced today that he’s infected with the coronavirus. Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju also made his infection public. Twitter users responded with panic, calm, and comedy. Another day, another celebrity infection. This time, the coronavirus double-dipped. British star Idris Elba announced today that he’s infected with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, of Game of Thrones-fame, also announced he’s infected. Both actors gave calming messages to their fans, but Twitter, as usual, lost its mind. Idris Elba and Kristofer Hivju Show Mild to No Symptoms Norweigan…

MakerDAO Considering USDC Collateral Support For Enhanced Liquidity

MakerDAO, leading player in the decentralized finance sector, is facing liquidity risk in an uncertain market. The MakerDAO community is considering adding support for USDC, the cryptocurrency associated with Circle, as an alternative collateral to help bear this risk, according to a community thread on March 16.  MakerDAO’s Foundation Dev Team had a call on the matter at 11 AM ET today, discussing the code for the USDC collateral adaptor — a recording of that call is available here. According to the post describing potential USDC collateral support, the move…

Toyota Reveals Blockchain Lab After 11 Months of Research

Toyota Motor Corporation, along with Toyota Financial Services Corporation, unveiled its Toyota Blockchain Lab, March 16, comprising six Toyota Group companies. The lab is exploring what the future of the automotive industry may look like. Established in April 2019, the Blockchain Lab has been quietly examining the potential of blockchain technologies for the past 11 months, and now seeks to accelerate initiatives towards business implementation and expand strategic partnerships outside the group. Toyota aims to become a “mobility company” The stated aim of Toyota’s almost year-long foray into blockchain technology…

Inside BeQuant: 3 Days With a Crypto Exchange CEO

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a cryptocurrency exchange? Now’s your chance to find out! Take an inside look at the life of BeQuant CEO George Zarya in Cointelegraph’s latest documentary: 3 Days With a Crypto CEO. From pub beers in London to impromptu flights to Malta, from office puppies to World War II cryptography machines, the life of a crypto CEO is never dull. George Zarya is the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange BeQuant. Founded in May 2018, BeQuant Exchange averages over a billion dollars in monthly…

4 Key Bitcoin Metrics Show Not All Hope Is Lost for BTC Price

Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to $3,700 for a brief period on March 12, ending the day at $4,970. By March 13, the price recovered from the major downtrend, ending the day at $5,563 and showing an impressive return of over 11%. Cryptocurrency market daily performance. Source: Coin360 The recent market turmoil, whether in traditional markets or the crypto space, has raised questions on the price evolution for Bitcoin, as well as its crucial network features. Let’s take a look at four key Bitcoin price and network metrics in order to…

Pokimane Gave Her Hot Take on Valorant – And Boy, Is She on the Money

Riot Games’ Valorant borrows elements from Counter-Strike and Overwatch. Valorant will balance personality and gameplay, something Overwatch has struggled to do. Will Valorant overtake Overwatch? Twitch streamer Pokimane thinks so. And she’s absolutely right. Riot Games’ upcoming shooter, Valorant, teases a brilliant mixture of Counter-Strike’s tactical gaming with Overwatch’s personality and abilities. What’s not to like? This League of Legends follow-up is a surefire hit, but can it actually overtake Blizzard’s baby? Popular Twitch streamer Pokimane thinks so, and boy is she on the money (remarks start at 12:00): Pokimane:…

A Terrifying Omen for Europe

Spain has become the latest major epicenter of the deadly coronavirus pandemic as confirmed cases soar past 9,000. The Western European nation is taking drastic actions to slow the spread of the virus, but it may be too late. Spain’s coronavirus explosion is a terrifying omen for the rest of Europe. Failure to restrict travel within the economic zone has put the entire continent at risk. Spain has become a major epicenter of the Wuhan coronavirus as its caseload explodes past South Korea, Germany, and France. Authorities confirmed a jaw-dropping…

CoinDCX To Allocate $1.3 Million to Indian Crypto Education

Crypto exchange CoinDCX has announced on March 12 a $1.3 million funding towards increasing awareness and adoption of cryptocurrencies in India. According to the company, the funds will go towards a long-term project called TryCrypto, which will seek to introduce 50 million Indian consumers to cryptocurrencies. Items to be funded within TryCrypto Educational programs, seminars, workshops, and distance courses are among the fronts that the CoinDCX initiative aims to finance, representing 15% of the funds allocated to said project. Roadshows and awareness campaigning will be 25% of the total investment,…

Cardano Foundation Is Sued by Former Research Partner

Earlier today, March 16, Cardano Foundation made an announcement on its website disclosing that Z/Yen Group Limited (UK) has initiated legal proceedings against it. Z/Yen Group — Former Research Partner Z/Yen Group Limited is a fintech think tank and a former research partner of the Foundation. Back in 2018, the two co-authored a report entitled “The Quantum Countdown: Quantum Computing and the Future of Distributed Ledger Encryption.”  Interestingly, Cardano founder, Charles Hoskinson, in a YouTube Ask Me Anything live stream from March 15, mentioned that his company is doing research…