Coinbase: 42% of World’s Best Universities Offer Crypto Courses

News The ecosystem’s largest bank and quasi-exchange, Coinbase, commissioned a survey about higher education (students and faculty) attitudes toward crypto and blockchain. They found over 40% of leading universities around the world offer at least one course in blockchain or crypto, and 25% of all students, regardless of major, said they would consider taking classes

Researchers Find Discrepancies With Top Exchange Volumes

News This month the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) published a research report that claims quite a few of the top cryptocurrency exchanges are overstating their trade volumes or participating in wash trades. BTI explains that out of 130 of the top cryptocurrency trading platforms researched, the organization estimates that every 24-hours over $6B worth of

Colorado Investigating Three Cryptocurrency Firms

Regulation The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is investigating three cryptocurrency firms for promoting unregistered initial coin offerings in the state. The investigations are part of a growing trend of fraudulent companies looking to make quick money. All three firms failed to show up at a hearing to present evidence as ordered by the Commissioner.

Lloyd’s of London Insures Cryptocurrency Custody Service Kingdom Trust

Finance According to the institutional cryptocurrency storage platform Kingdom Trust, the company is now insured by the world’s largest insurance marketplace, Lloyd’s of London. The Kentucky-based alternative asset custody service, Kingdom Trust, claims to hold assets worth $12B that consist of 30 digital currencies under its wing. Also Read: Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate

New Bill Clarifies Crypto Taxation in Poland

Taxes A new draft introducing amendments regarding the taxation of crypto incomes has been published in Poland. The bill differentiates between decentralized cryptocurrencies and centralized virtual money, and clarifies the tax regime applicable to crypto trading and mining.   Also read: Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened Draft Distinguishes Between Cryptos and Centralized

Decentralizing the Web: Handshake, Akash and the Quest for Censorship-Resistance

Technology Censorship-resistance is a hot topic right now. On an internet where prominent voices are being silenced and deplatformed, and free speech services are being threatened with the same fate, decentralization is more urgent than ever. But for so long as centralized hosting and DNS services retain the power to ban dissenters, full decentralization will

Morgan Creek Launches Digital Asset Index Fund for Institutional Investors

Finance Morgan Creek Digital, an asset management firm backed by multi-billion dollar investment advisor Morgan Creek Capital Management, has announced the launch of the Digital Asset Index Fund in partnership with Bitwise Asset Management. Also Read: The Daily: Chinese Crackdown Continues, ICO Head Faces 15 Years in Prison Opening Up Crypto for Pension Funds According

Details of Iran’s National Cryptocurrency Unveiled

News Iran has been developing a national cryptocurrency, a move that could allow them to evade US economic sanctions. Informatics Services Corporations, the country’s leading provider of banking systems, has reportedly been designing and developing the cryptocurrency and has now revealed its features. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Built on Hyperledger