CRYPTOCURRENCIES:
Week of June 17th, 2019
Week of June 10th, 2019
Week of June 3rd, 2019
Jun 5th
2019
Referencing a report from The Information, CNBC reports that Facebook will announce its cryptocurrency later this month, and will even allow employees working on the project to take it as a salary.
Jun 3rd
2019
Microsoft announces in its official Azure blog the release of VeriSol (short for Verifier for Solidity). VeriSol is an open-source formal verification tool for Solidity smart contracts.
Jun 3rd
2019
Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, announces on Twitter that he has won an auction for the 20th anniversary charity lunch with Warren Buffett with record-breaking $4.5 million bid.
Week of May 27th, 2019
May 31st
2019
According to a Bloomberg article, Coinbase just lost its President and Chief Operating Officier Asiff Hirji. Hirji is a former TD Ameritrade executive who joined Coinbase in December 2017.
May 31st
2019
Ernst & Young (EY), one of the Big 4 accounting firms, open sources their Nightfall software today. Nightfall is a protocol designed to enable private transactions on Ethereum that leverages Zero Knowledge Proof (ZKP) technology.
May 31st
2019
A Reddit user shares a post announcing that Brave has reached 150,000 verified publishers just 5 weeks after passing 100,000 verified publishers.
May 27th
2019
A Reddit user posted a screenshot of the currency dropdown in Microsoft Excel. The dropdown included Bitcoin among other national currencies such as the Dollar and the Russian Ruble.
May 30th
Week of May 20th, 2019
May 25th
2019
DuckDuckGo tweets an article from Fast Company promoting the Brave browser, among other alternative software that protects your online privacy.
May 24th
2019
The latest build of Brave Dev allows users to tip Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch creators through a tip button that appears next to the...
May 22nd
2019
EMURGO, one of the three managing legal entities of the Cardano blockchain project, launches Seiza, a new Cardano blockchain explorer. Seiza was announced a month earlier in IOHK Summit 2019.
May 20th
2019
In Episode 30 of The Cardano Effect, David Esser, Senior Product Manager of Cardano at IOHK announces that the first Shelley test is coming in June 2019.
May 23rd
Week of May 13th, 2019
May 16th
2019
CBS's widely popular 60 Minutes show will have a cryptocurrency-focused episode airing on Sunday, May 19th. CBS released a preview of an interview with the Bitcoin Pizza Guy as an advertisement.
May 15th
2019
The cryptocurrency, Stellar, goes dark for 2 hours as a few key nodes crashes, raising centralization concerns.
May 15th
2019
A Reddit user shares a screenshot indicating that NPR (National Public Radio) has become a verified publisher on Brave.
May 13th
2019
Microsoft launches an early preview of a Decentralized IDentity (DID) network called ION that is planned to run on Bitcoin. ION allows users to manage and use their digital identities through a decentralized and scalable manner.
May 13th
2019
Flexa has reached deals with major retailers including Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom, and Amazon-owned Whole Foods to accept payments through their cryptocurrency payments app, Spedn.
Week of May 6th, 2019
May 7th
2019
Binance announces that there was a large scale security breach and hackers were able to withdraw 7000 BTC from the exchange.
May 4th
2019
Coinbase loses its first CTO Balaji Srinivasan today. Srinivasan served exactly one year and one day, suggesting that he served the minimum agreed period after his company Earn.com was acquired by Coinbase.
May 3rd
2019
Charles Hoskinson posts an emotional tweet complaining about Atala FUD on Reddit.
Apr 30th
2019
Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, tweeted "Ethereum" followed by "jk".
Apr 21st
2019
In a YouTube AMA session, Charles Hoskinson divulges details of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IOHK and the Ethiopian Government.
Apr 18th
2019
The First Global Developer Conference of VeChain, VeChain Summit 2019, was held in San Francisco at the  Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason.
Apr 17th
2019
IOHK announces Atala at the IOHK summit. It's an enterprise blockchain framework designed for governments, corporations and other entities to build
Apr 17th
2019
IOHK Summit 2019 takes place on April 17th and 18th in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Government ministers, industry professionals, Cardano fans were in attendance.
Apr 18th
Week of April 8th, 2019
Apr 11th
2019
The batgrowth.com Twitter bot tweets that The LA Times has become a verified Brave publisher. The LA TImes is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
Apr 8th
2019
In an interview with YouTuber Ivan on Tech, Charles Hoskinson mentions that Shelley will be released in 2019. IOHK just missed the original Q1 2019 release date.
Week of April 1st, 2019
Apr 2nd
2019
VeChain publishes a Medium post announcing a tripartite partnership between VeChain, DNV GL, and Haier. The partnership will facilitate the deployment of My Story, developed by DNV GL and VeChain, into Haier's IoC (Internet of Clothing) platform. Haier IoC is an apparel lifecycle management platform.
Mar 20th
2019
Version 1.5 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This marks the last major Cardano release of the Byron development phase.
Mar 19th
2019
Bloomberg publishes a report alleging that Michael Patryn, a co-founder of QuadrigaCX, is actually convicted criminal Omar Dhanani.
Mar 1st
2019
Ernst & Young released a report on QuadrigaCX revealing 6 cryptocurrency wallets used by QuadrigaCX to store Bitcoin that have been largely empty and devoid of activity since April 2018.
Feb 26th
2019
Opera secures a partnership with HTC and its browser becomes the default browser for the HTC Exodus. This is in contrast to Brendan Eich's original announcement that Brave would be the default browser.
Feb 21st
2019
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong releases a summary of an internal investigation into the QuadrigaCX controversy in a series of tweets. Armstrong alleges mismanagement of customer funds.
Feb 19th
2019
VeChain and DNV GL has been featured on Italian national TV Rai 1 for the My Story service. VeChain and DNV GL collaborated to build My Story, a supply management service that stores a product's supply chain management journey on the VeChainThor blockchain.
Feb 15th
2019
QuadrigaCX customer, Tong Zou, posts a YouTube video claiming that he lost $500k+ in life savings after the collapse of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX.
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