Just hours before a Blockchain for Europe Summit 2021 panel on financial inclusion on 9 June 2021, El Salvador made history by becoming the first country in the world to officially classify Bitcoin as legal tender across the Central American nation.

Ripple’s Head of Public Policy Susan Friedman;, and cLabs Head of Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy Anca Rusu participated in the “Social Impact via blockchain on a global scale — how the technology is affecting humanity” debate on the second day of the virtual Blockchain for Europe Summit 2021.

They spoke of how the Salvadoran Bitcoin announcement was the right…


By Olivier Knight / Coin Rivet

Cryptocurrency Exchange CoinEx has announced the listing of the Electronuem’s token, ETN, as of 16 June with ETN/USDT and ETN/BTC trading pairs.

“To provide our users with more trading options, and after rigorous reviews, CoinEx has decided to list ETN,” CoinEx said in a statement. “CoinEx will also support deposit and withdrawal as well as Automated Market Making.”

The listing could potentially bring in thousands of new crypto enthusiasts into the CoinEx ecosystem. Inversely, for the crypto exchange, the move unlocks the potential of servicing the ETN-Network’s 4.3 …


The ETN-Network Team reminds readers of their June NFT giveaway and reports on progress and registered user growth

On 9 June 2021, ETN-Network CEO and Founder Richard Ells participated in a Blockchain for Europe Summit 2021 panel debate on “Social Impact via blockchain on a global scale — how the technology is affecting humanity.”

During that session, Ripple, cLabs, and the ETN-Network agreed that financial watchdogs worldwide must focus on developing balanced cryptocurrency regulations that allow innovation to flourish while protecting crypto enthusiasts from fraud, scams, and market manipulation.

“Regulators have just got to get their heads around the fact that this (crypto) is the future,” said Mr. Ells. He also said he’d like to see a “bit…


Ripple, cLabs, and the ETN-Network agreed that financial watchdogs worldwide must focus on developing balanced cryptocurrency regulations that allow innovation to flourish while protecting crypto enthusiasts from fraud, scams, and market manipulation.

“Regulators have just got to get their heads around the fact that this (crypto-blockchain) is the future,” said ETN-Network CEO and Founder Richard Ells. He said he’d like to see a “bit more understanding from the regulators of where the unbanked really genuinely sit” so they can implement a system that helps foster financial inclusion without stifling innovation.


While the Covid-19 crisis has reversed the recent global poverty reduction, according to the UN and other experts, it has also sped up financial inclusion via mobile financial services apps provided by crypto, blockchain, and FinTech startups.

Many people worldwide take for granted the services billions of others struggle to access. Stop and close your eyes for just a moment and imagine yourself without access to financial services like opening a bank account, getting a debit or credit card, or a small loan to improve living standards, launch a small business or send children to school.

In their book “Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap,” authors Pamela Lenton and Paul Mosley assert that one of the main causes of poverty is financial exclusion, which they define as the inability to access finance from mainstream banks.

In a…


The ETN-Network will shortly launch several major integrations that Nigel Pooley, Business Development Lead, has been progressing.

Mr. Pooley said these integrations are poised to unlock other future and very significant opportunities that will benefit the entire project and its millions of registered users worldwide.

“I am so pleased that these major integrations are finally about to be released in the coming weeks,” said Mr. Pooley. “These will be key milestones in the ETN-Network and the AnyTask™ Platform path to further expand the ETN ecosystem and further enable the reach of ETN.”

The Business Development Lead emphasised that the upcoming ETN-Network and ETN App integrations are very interesting and have been long-awaited by the massive and very…


Technology and industry experts have found blockchain use cases in banking and financial markets, supply chains, health care, government, elections, and, in essence, the distributed ledger technology could revolutionise the world economy. The social impact of blockchain is already making waves across various sectors of society despite being at its very early stages of development, growth, and adoption.

In a 2018 82-page study, Stanford University concluded that blockchain could provide incremental (65% of initiatives) or transformative solutions (25% of initiatives) for people solving the world’s toughest challenges. …


Marketing Manager Jonathan Marriott updates the community regarding NFTs, giveaways, and more.

The AnyTask™ Platform Head of Marketing Cathy Jenkins reported that the global freelance website had shown very encouraging growth in the United States, following months airing its TV Ad across various major television networks.

The Head of Marketing also said that the AnyTask™ Platform marketing team is still focusing all paid social media advertising across the United States and the United Kingdom.

Cathy Jenkins went on to say her team based their decision on research and analysis of where the most significant online freelance markets are currently.

More AnyTask™ Platform stats

The number of AnyTask.com users continues to increase, and it currently stands…


Electroneum Ltd CEO and Founder Richard Ells has announced that the crypto and blockchain startup is working with global commercial partners in the newly launched ETN-Network.

This new path will help unlock the potential for integrating more features and exchange services into the ETN App, and the ETN Online Wallet, said Mr. Ells, who is also the CEO of the AnyTask™ Platform.

READ: Silently, but surely, Electroneum’s Blockchain Team works on a new project

One significant change which is being explored for the AnyTask™ Platform will enable buyers on AnyTask.com to pay with ETN and other cryptocurrencies.

“As far as…


Electroneum Head of Blockchain Chris Harrison has been away from the spotlight for a few months now, but he and his team have focused on projects. That means there will be great news in the coming months.

“The blockchain team has been silently working on some exciting new projects that we will soon publicly announce in detail,” said Mr. Harrison.

He also took the opportunity to share a Ledger update with Electroneum’s nearly 4,225,000 registered user accounts worldwide. This project has created great expectations, and so the update comes at a perfect time.

READ: Ubuntu Pathways re-opens thanks to ETN mining and charitable donations

“The Ledger team has greatly welcomed our application for Ledger integration,” said Chris Harrison. “However, the pandemic has massively interfered with the Ledger team’s operational capacity to review device applications, hence the delay…

Olivier Acuña

I’ve been a journalist for 35 years. Been in crypto since May 2018.

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