Bhushan Akolkar

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Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

Iran Central Bank Bans Domestic Banks from Using Cryptocurrencies
April 23rd, 2018

This measure by the Iranian central bank is to control its falling fiat currency ‘Iranian rial’ by limiting the exposure to foreign currencies.

Bitcoin Price is Heading to $9,000 While Total Crypto Market Climbs to Nearly $400 Billion
April 23rd, 2018

Crypto market continues with its positive show with Bitcoin Cash being the show-stopper. Analysts remain bullish on the future.

Ether Capital Becomes the World’s First Publicly Traded Company Focused on the Ethereum Ecosystem
April 20th, 2018

Ether Capital has managed to raise $45 million Canadian majority of which will be invested in buying Ether over the course of next four weeks.

Crypto Market Hits 5-Week Highs with Ripple Growing by Nearly 20% and Bitcoin Cash Heading to $1,000
April 20th, 2018

Crypto markets post a good recovery, headed by altcoins, as the overall market valuations move above $365 billion.

Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Project Basis Raised $133M from Top Investors
April 19th, 2018

Basis’ Stable Coin is believed to help curb volatility by adjusting the supply depending on the demand while keeping the value of each token around one USD.

Cambridge Analytica Planned $30 Million ICO Before Data Scandal with Facebook
April 19th, 2018

Sources familiar with the matter said that the data analytics firm is also considering using Blockchain technology to secure their online data.

NY Attorney Genernal Launches Inquiry in Crypto Exchanges
April 18th, 2018

The fact-finding inquiry into the practices of crypto exchanges is intended to ensure all mandatory procedures of registration are being followed with transparency.

Blockchain Hub Malta Proposes Test to Identify ICO Classification as Securities
April 17th, 2018

The test includes some precise steps wise process to filter out crypto assets from ICOs that can be termed as securities.

Coinbase Acquires Popular Startup Earn.com For An Alleged Price Tag of $120 Million
April 17th, 2018

Coinbase has said that the team of Earn.com will be completely integrated into Coinbase’s operations while its existing business will continue.

‘I’m Thinking $250,000 a Bitcoin by 2022,’ Predicts Billionaire Tim Draper
April 14th, 2018

Tim Draper during his recent “Draper Block(chain) party” in California said that Bitcoin could multiply thirty times from its current price.

Yahoo Japan to Buy a 40% Stake in Tokyo-based Crypto Exchange BitARG
April 13th, 2018

A source familiar with the matter told that the figure of the deal could be somewhere in between 2 billion – 3 billion yen.

Bitcoin Price Hits $8,000 Again While Cryptocurrency Market Surpasses $320B
April 13th, 2018

The crypto market momentum continues to remain bullish on the second day after Bitcoin leaped in price on April 12, 2018.

Santander Launches Ripple-based International Money Transfer Payment Service in 4 Countries
April 12th, 2018

The service will be powered by the Ripple’s xCurrent distributed ledger technology which facilitates same day global payments.