Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 07:10

Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services

Unnamed sources suggest popular free crypto and stock trading application (app), Robinhood, is negotiating with US regulators about prospects for it becoming a bank, complete with traditional services such as savings accounts. It’s still early going, and very preliminary, but such an arrangement could well be the future of banking. Also read: Bitcoin More Influential […]

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National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 07:00

National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab China's federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is eyeing blockchain technology, the school announced this week. 

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency Market Index

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 06:00

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency Market Index The Huobi Pro exchange has announced that Bloomberg now provides the HUOBI10 crypto market index on its terminal service. 

Amid Crypto Bear Market, Attention Turns to Small-Time Investors

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 04:00

Amid Crypto Bear Market, Attention Turns to Small-Time Investors When it came to crypto, the focus was on retail investors – not only on protecting them but also on giving them a chance – during CB Insights' event.

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 03:10

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Following multiple hack reports, the South Korean government explains how it will strengthen the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges. A bill has already been submitted which imposes multiple new obligations on crypto exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Korean Government’s Solution Following recent reports of multiple security breaches at cryptocurrency exchanges, […]

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Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 02:00

Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, just won another crypto-related patent.

North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 23:40

North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements

The state of North Carolina has pushed the passage of House Bill 86 and some digital currency advocates and firms like Coinbase believe the bill makes the state more friendly towards cryptocurrency businesses. At the moment North Carolina’s House Bill 86 has been presented to Governor Roy Cooper and awaits his signature. Also read: Major Korean […]

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Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 21:55

Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report Tether announced its tokens are fully-backed by real cash according to a third-party review but the crypto community doesn't seem convinced.

France Warns of Several Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Platforms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 21:40

France Warns of Several Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Platforms

France’s financial markets regulator has issued a new warning against unauthorized platforms offering cryptocurrency investments. The regulator has added four websites to its list of blacklisted domains offering crypto investments without authorization. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space French Regulator’s Warning The French financial markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), […]

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Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 20:15

Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto Regulation The U.S. government needs to develop reasonable regulations around the nascent cryptocurrency space, said OMB director Mick Mulvaney.

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 19:42

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K Members of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, must begin disclosing cryptocurrency investments that exceed $1,000.

Control of Highly Demanded Crypto Classes May Spark Turf War at Universities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 19:40

Control of Highly Demanded Crypto Classes May Spark Turf War at Universities

Can only a law professor teach about smart contracts? Universities have faced several challenges with adding crypto classes to their curriculum such as a scarcity of knowledgeable lecturers and an ecosystem that develops much faster than they can reprint books. Now they also have to worry about different departments bickering over control of the multifaceted […]

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Tether Shows Law Firm Its Funds But Stops Short of an Audit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 18:10

Tether Shows Law Firm Its Funds But Stops Short of an Audit

Tether has released a surprise “Transparency Update” that purports to show it has enough funds in the bank to cover the $2.6 billion of USDT in circulation. The company has stopped short of a full audit, however, leaving critics bemoaning  Tether’s inability to settle the solvency debate once and for all. Also read: Major Korean Crypto […]

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PR: Essentia.one Earmarks $11m to Foster Development of Projects Based on Its Protocol

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 17:30

PR: Essentia.one Earmarks $11m to Foster Development of Projects Based on Its Protocol

The decentralized interoperability protocol Essentia is set to launch a fund valued at over $11 million to expand their ecosystem and incentivize projects to be built on top of the platform.

The fund will drive development of a thriving program to accelerate real world adoption of blockchain technology, based around Essentia’s enterprise-oriented solutions, while forging close ties with the community, without whom we could not have reached this stage. Over the last few months, we’ve been privileged to meet many of you at conferences and blockchain events around the world, and have relished the sense of camaraderie and the enthusiasm you’ve shown for the decentralized systems we’re building. Your interest is clearly visible in the dAppstore as well, where you keep voting for the best applications to be integrated to the framework. We’ve also been grateful of your support in participating in the Essentia pre-sale and forthcoming public sale, which commences on June 25. In the meanwhile check out 10 reasons why Essentia is worth the wait!

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Robinhood CEO: It's 'Very Foolish' to Rule Out Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 16:25

Robinhood CEO: It's 'Very Foolish' to Rule Out Bitcoin More than a million people signed up to trade cryptocurrencies after Robinhood first announced the feature, co-CEO Vlad Tenev said Wednesday.

Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 16:00

Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems Smart contracts project Enigma will use Intel tech to help secure one of the first public blockchains utilizing privacy-preserving "secret contracts."

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 15:40

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

On June 17, 2018, the 21 block producers or nodes that run the EOS network chose to freeze seven accounts that were allegedly stolen from EOS community members. According to reports, all 21 block producers unanimously decided to freeze the compromised assets but the decision was met with controversy from the EOS community, and possibly […]

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The SEC Just Froze One ICO's Accounts for A Second Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 15:31

The SEC Just Froze One ICO's Accounts for A Second Time The SEC is once more taking action against a co-founder of the PlexCoin ICO project, having already sued him over securities violations and fraud.

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans for Real-Life 'Wakanda'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 14:45

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans for Real-Life 'Wakanda' Add Akon to the list of celebrities who are launching their own cryptocurrencies.

You Can Now Exchange Your Leftover Euros for Crypto at Schiphol Airport

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 13:30

You Can Now Exchange Your Leftover Euros for Crypto at Schiphol Airport

One of the most inconvenient things about international travel is getting stuck with foreign money that can’t be accepted in your home country. Luckily for passengers and visitors to Schiphol Airport, they now have the chance to experience the benefits of a truly global currency first hand and get rid of their fiat at the […]

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Tether Review Claims Crypto Asset Fully Backed – But There's a Catch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 13:00

Tether Review Claims Crypto Asset Fully Backed – But There's a Catch Tether has finally produced a third-party report proclaiming that its cryptocurrency, USDT, is fully backed by U.S. dollars – with some big caveats.

Brazil's Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 12:00

Brazil's Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators Banco Central do Brasil is building a blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of data exchanged between financial authorities.

Bitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:30

Bitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange Hack Bitcoin remains on the hunt for $7,000 despite news that the a South Korean crypto exchange has been hacked.

Bitcoin Price Steady Above $6K Despite Bithumb Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:30

Bitcoin Price Steady Above $6K Despite Bithumb Hack Bitcoin remains on the hunt for $7,000 despite news that the a South Korean crypto exchange has been hacked.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning Nears

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 10:13

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning Nears

John McAfee’s decision to stop shilling ICOs as a regulatory day of reckoning draws near is the top item in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additional stories include Bittorrent trying to reassure users it wont cryptojack them to mine tron, Binance’s latest venture in Malta, a tether replacement getting VC backing, and Paris Hilton’s dad […]

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A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:00

A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading A month after listing ethereum-based futures for trading, U.K exchange Crypto Facilities is now launching a derivative product for litecoin.

PR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain Environment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 09:30

PR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain Environment

DECOIN’s 2nd pre-sale stage, featuring a 39% bonus, ends Friday, June 22nd.. A Community-Driven Development Solution

DECOIN, a revenue-sharing exchange and trading platform, has a simple, albeit ingenious solution to the problems hampering cryptocurrency exchanges. They use proof-of-stake (PoS) as a means of validating DECOIN wallet transactions and sharing the value created by the exchange. Instead of requiring a MasterNode, users with a minimum amount of DECOIN are entitled to a proportionate return on their investment.

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Bithumb Exchange's $31 Million Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 09:10

Bithumb Exchange's $31 Million Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know) Hours after an exchange breach that saw $31 million stolen from Bithumb, more details have surfaced, but some questions still remain unanswered.

Bithumb $31 Million Crypto Exchange Hack: What We Know (And Don't)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 09:10

Bithumb $31 Million Crypto Exchange Hack: What We Know (And Don't) Hours after an exchange breach that saw $31 million stolen from Bithumb, more details have surfaced, but some questions still remain unanswered.

Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 08:20

Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has leased a chapter from its forthcoming annual report that delivers a critical appraisal of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The report attacks virtual currencies from several main standpoints: claiming that cryptocurrencies do not effectively perform monetary functions due to price volatility, that the retail adoption of blockchain-based payment mechanisms would […]

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EOS Locked 7 Accounts and It Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 08:00

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and It Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto Seven EOS accounts were frozen to prevent token theft. But does this seemingly moral decision spell havoc for the broader crypto market?

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and This Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 08:00

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and This Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto Seven EOS accounts were frozen to prevent token theft. But does this seemingly moral decision spell havoc for the broader crypto market?

Major Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million Vanishes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 06:20

Major Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million Vanishes

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange announced on its website that between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, Korean time, 35 billion won (about 31.5 million USD) worth of cryptocurrencies vanished. Just a few hours later, the announcement was taken down, along with promises of compensation. At press time, it appears Twitter announcements of the heist […]

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Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls 'in Minutes'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 06:00

Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls 'in Minutes' A group of industry stakeholders is trialing a blockchain system designed to more efficiently cover margin calls in securities trading.

Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 04:40

Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever

US Senate candidate Austin Petersen revealed his campaign received, and promptly returned, a giant amount of bitcoin this week, as the donation ran afoul of financing laws. Leading candidate for the Libertarian Party’s national chair, Joshua Smith, has made cryptocurrency a key part of his platform heading into the convention. Candidate for congress, coder Brian […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals Amid $31 Million Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 02:01

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals Amid $31 Million Hack Bithumb, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea by trading volume, confirmed a hack of $31 million worth of cryptos on its platform today.

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals After $31 Million Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 02:01

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals After $31 Million Hack Bithumb, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea by trading volume, confirmed a hack of $31 million worth of cryptos on its platform today.

$800 Million ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 00:05

$800 Million ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours ICON is gearing up for its token swap which will see its ERC20 tokens exchanged for mainnet ICX coins.

$800 Million: ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 00:05

$800 Million: ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours ICON is gearing up for its token swap which will see its ERC20 tokens exchanged for mainnet ICX coins.

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 22:50

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

Turkey’s so called “national” crypto, Turcoin, has turned out to be a classical example of a Ponzi scheme, local media reported. The founders of the “alternative” digital currency are believed to have fled the country with millions of dollars collected from defrauded investors. The company behind the Turkish token stopped distributing dividends earlier in June. […]

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Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:50

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking The founder of a smaller cryptocurrency called Tron is acquiring BitTorrent for $120 million and social media is alight over the real reason "why."

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking About It

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:50

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking About It The founder of a smaller cryptocurrency called Tron is acquiring BitTorrent for $120 million and social media is alight over the real reason "why."

Bitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:15

Bitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO For Lloyd Blankfein, bitcoin just isn't his thing.

“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 20:50

“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

This week the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community had found that two trademark filings for the phrase ‘Bitcoin Cash’ were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) over the past year. One trademark filing was registered with the USPTO on May 18, 2018, but the individual who registered it may be an accused […]

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BitTorrent Has 'No Plans to Change' After $120 Million Tron Acquisition

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 20:32

BitTorrent Has 'No Plans to Change' After $120 Million Tron Acquisition BitTorrent said it has "no plans to enable mining of cryptocurrency now or in the future" in a statement on Tuesday.

The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 19:20

The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization

There’s been a lot of controversy over the past few weeks stemming from the anonymous Twitter handle and co-owner of Bitcoin.org, ‘Cobra Bitcoin.’ The well-known BTC community member has been at the forefront of contentious subjects for many years now, and this week Cobra is claiming that one man has control of more than 51 […]

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The World's Largest Brewer Is Using Ethereum to Track Ad Data

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 19:05

The World's Largest Brewer Is Using Ethereum to Track Ad Data Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to make a splash in the digital advertising supply chain with the help of blockchain technology.

Crypto Startup Circle Reveals How It Chooses New Token Listings

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 17:55

Crypto Startup Circle Reveals How It Chooses New Token Listings Blockchain startup Circle released its cryptocurrency listing criteria for its trading and investment platforms on Tuesday.

PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 17:30

PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”

On June 29, 2018, Bloomberg will host a half-day, invitation-only "The Future of Cryptocurrencies" event at Bloomberg’s offices in the heart of London, England. The event will focus on the future of cryptocurrencies, where subject-matter experts and leading industry players from the virtual currency market will discuss crypto's regulatory future, the factors driving its volatility and potential trading strategies. More than 200 industry executives, including attendees from such global giants as UBS, Societe Generale and IBM to name a few, are expected to attend.

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Medium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 17:20

Medium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto Companies

Cryptocurrency, a technology based upon principles of transparency, accountability, and censorship-resistance, is facing further censorship. Blogging service Medium joins a long list of platforms to have clamped down on crypto content together with Facebook, Google, and Mailchimp. As a service that’s meant to support free speech, Medium’s crackdown is all the more mystifying. Also read: Freedom […]

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John McAfee Won't Promote ICOs Anymore Because of 'SEC Threats'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 17:10

John McAfee Won't Promote ICOs Anymore Because of 'SEC Threats' John McAfee said in a tweet early this morning that he is "no longer working with ICOs" nor promoting them because of "threats" from SEC.

Tron Price Spikes After Blockchain Founder Acquires BitTorrent

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 16:00

Tron Price Spikes After Blockchain Founder Acquires BitTorrent Tron saw double-digit gains Tuesday after announcing it acquired BitTorrent for $140 million.

IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 15:16

IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain IBM iX and ad software provider Mediaocean are forming a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues in advertising.

Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 15:10

Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail has unveiled its plan to resume service despite surrounding controversies. The exchange reportedly removed a key part of its terms of service right before it was allegedly hacked, arousing suspicions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Service Could Resume Around July 15 South Korea’s seventh largest crypto […]

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Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 13:10

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies

On June 18 the non-profit organization the Freedom of the Press Foundation announced people can now donate five different cryptocurrencies to the organization that supports free speech, whistleblowers and the freedom of the press. The foundation details cryptocurrency donations in BCH, LTC, ZEC, ETH, and BTC will help fund the various projects that promote freedom […]

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Crypto Trading Without License Is 'Illegal,' Cambodian Regulators Say

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 13:00

Crypto Trading Without License Is 'Illegal,' Cambodian Regulators Say Buying, selling, trading and settlement of cryptocurrencies is now illegal without a license, according to a statement from Cambodian authorities.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Bets, Viruses, Messages, All Because of Football

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 12:20

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Bets, Viruses, Messages, All Because of Football

The world loves football (or soccer) and crypto companies won’t let the craze expire without tapping into it. Fans can now make predictions and place bets on a blockchain-based platform with a prize fund in cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, not only legitimate businesses, but also scammers have been trying to take advantage of the emotions surrounding the […]

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Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledgers: A Central Banker's View

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 12:00

Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledgers: A Central Banker's View The man in charge of China's quest to research and deploy distributed ledgers outlines his view on the breakthroughs of bitcoin and potential of DLT.

Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 11:10

Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation

What is a proud college dropout, world traveler, Ayn Rand devotee, and son of an international arms dealer doing artfully, doggedly defending bitcoin as a form of cash? Not even out of his 20s, Derek Magill is many times wiser than his chronological age lets on. In fact, he’s arguably the most important apologist around […]

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Former Indian Lawmaker Declared 'Offender' in Bitcoin Extortion Case

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 11:00

Former Indian Lawmaker Declared 'Offender' in Bitcoin Extortion Case A former Indian politician allegedly involved in a $1.3 million bitcoin extortion case has been declared a "proclaimed offender" by a local court.

$7k? Bitcoin Price Looks North After Six-Day High

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 09:45

$7k? Bitcoin Price Looks North After Six-Day High Despite the bearish chart setup, bitcoin rose to a six-day high on Monday, putting a corrective rally to $7,000 back on the map

PR: Introducing Socios 2.0 – Football on the Blockchain Socios.com

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:30

PR: Introducing Socios 2.0 – Football on the Blockchain Socios.com

New Platform Digitizes The ‘Socios’ Model, Fusing Crowd-Management With Blockchain Technology To Create A New Era Of Fan Engagement & Monetization In Football

Mediarex, the Malta-based, Binance-backed fintech and sports company, who recently raised more than $65 million through a private token sale for its blockchain-based sports platform, will launch the world’s first fan engagement and fan monetization platform for the football industry through Socios.com.

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Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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Major Crypto Exchanges Face Action Over Money-Laundering Fears

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 09:00

Major Crypto Exchanges Face Action Over Money-Laundering Fears Japan's Financial Service Agency is further cracking down on what it considers lax compliance with AML rules at larger, licensed exchanges.

Central Banks Will Jump-Start the Decentralization of Money

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 08:00

Central Banks Will Jump-Start the Decentralization of Money While the thought may disappoint cypherpunks, the first step of a transition toward a true "money of the people" will be implemented by central banks.

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Self-Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 07:10

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Self-Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

The association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given […]

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All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 07:10

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

The association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given […]

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Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800,000 in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 06:00

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800,000 in Siacoin Cryptocurrency A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to hack into computers owned by internet cafes to mine cryptos.

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 06:00

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to place malware on internet cafe computers to mine cryptos.

Brave Browser Launches Trial for Advertising Program

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 05:10

Brave Browser Launches Trial for Advertising Program

Brave Software, the publisher of an open-source web browser boasting enhanced privacy features, built-in ad blocker, and built-in cryptocurrency (Basic Attention Token [BAT]), has commenced the trial phase of its ad program. Brave users who participate in the trial for the program will be paid a sum of BAT proportional to 70% of the company’s […]

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One Mathematician's Mission to Boost Bitcoin's Privacy (And Soon)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 03:51

One Mathematician's Mission to Boost Bitcoin's Privacy (And Soon) Blockstream researcher Andrew Poelstra's efforts to create a more private bitcoin aren't about extremes, but about protecting the everyman.

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 03:10

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact […]

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UBS CEO: Blockchain Is 'Almost A Must' for Business

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 02:00

UBS CEO: Blockchain Is 'Almost A Must' for Business The CEO of UBS Group AG endorsed blockchain technology in an interview, suggesting that it is "almost a must" for business.

Chainbet Protocol Adds Trustless Multiplayer Bets, Auctions, and Dice Rolls

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 01:10

Chainbet Protocol Adds Trustless Multiplayer Bets, Auctions, and Dice Rolls

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Chainbet protocol created by the developer Jonald Fyookball, designed to add trustless betting features to the Bitcoin Cash network. Following the launch of this concept, the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia messed around with the idea and completed the first on-chain atomic bet. Now, this week the Chainbet contributors Fyookball, […]

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Strong Demand for Crypto Experts on the Russian Labor Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 00:10

Strong Demand for Crypto Experts on the Russian Labor Market

Statistics from leading job search platforms indicate that the demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain specialists in Russia remains strong. Most employers offering these vacancies are either IT companies or banks. The competition for crypto expertise is getting tougher, as the country is preparing to finally regulate the fintech sector.   Also read: Crypto Incomes Declared […]

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Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Were Down 12% to 19% in May 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 22:10

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Were Down 12% to 19% in May 2018

No need to beat yourself up if your cryptocurrency portfolio exhibited less than stellar performance in May. Even the professional traders employed by the big hedge funds active in the space have suffered double digit declines during the previous month.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market Crypto Hedge […]

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Cold Reception? Crypto Critics Ignite After EOS Blockchain 'Freeze'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 22:00

Cold Reception? Crypto Critics Ignite After EOS Blockchain 'Freeze' Over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. 

This Japanese Village Is Planning Its Own ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 21:10

This Japanese Village Is Planning Its Own ICO A Japanese village is launching the country's first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the municipal level.

Financial Services Provider Square Acquires New York Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 20:10

Financial Services Provider Square Acquires New York Bitlicense

The company Square announced on Monday the firm has been granted the Bitlicense from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). The firm and its ‘Cash App’ are now legally allowed to operate and utilize cryptocurrency solutions in the state of New York. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Brokerage Service Genesis Global Granted Bitlicense Square Has Obtained […]

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US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 18:53

US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.

Ukraine Arrests Suspects Tied to Fraudulent Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 18:20

Ukraine Arrests Suspects Tied to Fraudulent Crypto Exchanges Ukrainian authorities have arrested four individuals suspected of operating fake cryptocurrency exchanges.

Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 18:15

Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering

Last summer, ICOs could do no wrong. But by 2018, the acronym had been relegated to the realm of the unmentionables, a place normally reserved for the most offensive cuss words and the name of Harry Potter’s antagonist, Voldemort. In many circles, “ICO” has become a dirty word. In its place has come a range […]

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PR: GIN Hits Three Milestones in One Week – Cryptopia Listing, PIVX Addition and Investor Dashboard Debut

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 17:30

PR: GIN Hits Three Milestones in One Week – Cryptopia Listing, PIVX Addition and Investor Dashboard Debut

The still young GINcoin cryptocurrency continues its ascension in the crypto market. With its rapid development, the project is ticking three important boxes last week: getting listed on Cryptopia, adding PIVX to the turnkey masternode deployment platform, and launching an all-in-one Investor Dashboard, where masternode owners can keep a close eye on all of their masternode investments.

PIVX masternodes can now be deployed on GIN’s masternode platform

Since its launch, the GINcoin platform has become the go-to utility tool for anyone looking to set up a masternode, regardless of their technological knowledge. By constantly adding coins to the platform, they enabled masternode enthusiasts to easily diversify their portfolio.

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Binance Backs Malta Stock Exchange's Startup Accelerator

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 17:00

Binance Backs Malta Stock Exchange's Startup Accelerator The Malta Stock Exchange announced today that Binance is backing the exchange's newly launched program to support fintech startups and entrepreneurs.

Bank of Korea: Central Bank Cryptocurrencies Pose 'Moral Hazard'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 16:15

Bank of Korea: Central Bank Cryptocurrencies Pose 'Moral Hazard' South Korea's central bank has announced that it does not plan to launch its own digital currency over fears it could destabilize the economy.

With No One Price Law for Bitcoin, Japan’s FSA Debates Restrictions on Leverage

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 16:15

With No One Price Law for Bitcoin, Japan’s FSA Debates Restrictions on Leverage

The different prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies between countries and exchanges have led investors to seek arbitrage opportunities, a trend noticed by financial regulators around the world. Discussions are underway at the Japanese Financial Services Agency on restricting leverage. Also read: This Village Decided to Launch Japan’s First Municipal ICO Value of Bitcoin up 10% After […]

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Payments Firm Square Receives BitLicense From New York

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 15:30

Payments Firm Square Receives BitLicense From New York Digital payments startup Square has received a BitLicense through the NY Department of Financial Services.

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Donations in 5 Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 15:00

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Donations in 5 Cryptos The Freedom of the Press Foundation has expanded its donation methods to include five cryptocurrencies, calling the move a "natural fit."

Japan’s SBI Crypto Exchange Adds Two Major Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 14:14

Japan’s SBI Crypto Exchange Adds Two Major Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s SBI Virtual Currencies has added support for two major cryptocurrencies in addition to the one trading pair that its crypto exchange service, Vctrade, launched with. Users who pre-registered prior to the launch can now trade BTC, BCH, and XRP against the Japanese yen. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space BTC and […]

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Origin Token to Raise $6 Million in CoinList Investor ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 13:00

Origin Token to Raise $6 Million in CoinList Investor ICO Decentralized marketplace startup Origin Protocol is looking to raise $6.6 million via a token sale with help from CoinList.

UK Financial Game Show Uses Comedy & Bitcoin to Entertain, Inform

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 12:15

UK Financial Game Show Uses Comedy & Bitcoin to Entertain, Inform

Who is the richest person in the world? Who said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap?” Where do they drink the most alcohol per capita? Ireland, Scotland, Russia or France? Readers who immediately answered just might be perfect guests on Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show, launching in the United Kingdom. Prizes […]

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Not Sold On Blockchains for Business? Just You Wait

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 12:00

Not Sold On Blockchains for Business? Just You Wait The seemingly banal enterprise applications for blockchain we're seeing, like food traceability, are actually a big deal and worth celebrating.

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Tokenized Assets Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 11:30

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Tokenized Assets Platform TrustToken, which aims to put tokenized assets on a blockchain, raised $20 million in a strategic token sale with help from Andreessen Horowitz.

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 11:30

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform TrustToken, which aims to put tokenized assets on a blockchain, raised $20 million in a strategic token sale with help from Andreessen Horowitz.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 10:10

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market

The stories covered in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief hail from all across the globe. In New York a major cold storage company has received a Bitlicense, in China there are new signs of crypto mania, and in Turkey bitcoin has made an appearance at a historic Istanbul market. Also Read: Etoro Is Launching […]

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Bitcoin Recovery Stalls Raising Risk of Price Drop

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 10:00

Bitcoin Recovery Stalls Raising Risk of Price Drop Bitcoin will likely drop below $6,000 this week, with bearish indicators still littering short- and long-term charts.

Factom Blockchain Project Wins Grant to Protect US Border Patrol Data

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 09:00

Factom Blockchain Project Wins Grant to Protect US Border Patrol Data The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a grant to blockchain project Factom for live testing a platform for securing camera and sensor data.

Insurance Group B3i Endorses R3's Corda Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 08:00

Insurance Group B3i Endorses R3's Corda Blockchain Platform Blockchain insurance consortium B3i announced Monday it would use R3's Corda platform to develop its products.

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