Microsoft goes steadily on blockchain solutions, Colombia favors the technology and crypto in particular, Japan applies blockchain in the voting system and tightens crypto regulation, one more opinion on ETH, now in terms of futures
- Microsoft continues blockchain integration. Users of Microsoft services will be able to port their data to blockchains through Microsoft Azure.
- Colombia wants in on the blockchain action. New Colombian president Ivan Duque says adopting blockchain technologies can help fight corruption.
- $250 million of fake daily volume on Bithumb. By crunching some numbers, Alex Kruger, a trader and analyst, discovered huge amounts of fake trades on the second largest exchange in South Korea. The exchange may be seeing a lawsuit coming its way.
- Japan introduces an online blockchain-based voting system. Tsukuba will be using blockchain technologies in voting to prevent data from being falsified or read.
- Japan tightens registration requirements for cryptocurrency exchanges. Applicants now need to submit minutes of board meetings to prove that sufficient risk management measures will be taken.
- ETH futures: Bad for ETH, good for BTC. Tom Lee, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, thinks bears of bitcoin futures may switch to ETH.