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In the most recent development in a case brought to court by the Winklevoss twins, a judge has ruled to end a freeze on the defendant’s assets. Judge Jed Rakoff has ruled to end the freeze on Charlie Shrem’s assets in a lawsuit brought against him by the Winklevoss brothers, Bloomberg reports Nov.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand has called for more regulation on cryptocurrencies, urging experts not to lag in developing new security practices. The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Wissanu Krea-ngam has called for more regulations on cryptocurrencies, local news daily the Bangkok Post reports Nov.
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has reportedly signed an agreement with an American fintech firm to open a security token exchange in the U. S.
The EEA, a blockchain standard-building organization, has released a new set of specifications to provide standards for developers. The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) has released a new set of specifications in an effort to provide standards for developers using private iterations of the Ethereum Blockchain, according to statements shared with Cointelegraph.
The venture capital wing of the People’s Daily Online has signed an agreement with tech company Xunlei Limited to launch a blockchain laboratory. The venture capital wing of the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CCP) — People’s Daily Online — has signed a deal for a strategic partnership on a blockchain laboratory Oct.
At the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, experts debated the premise of whether blockchain will replace current payment systems. At the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas today Oct.
The government of Bermuda has licensed the first ICO in the country under a new regulatory regime that was introduced this summer. The government of Bermuda has awarded the first certification for an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) under the island nation’s new regulatory regime for crypto and blockchain business, the country’s only daily newspaper, the Royal Gazette reports Oct.
Tech media site Recode reports that crypto exchange Coinbase is in negotiations that could increase the firm’s value to $8 billion. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase is finishing negotiations that would value the company at $8 billion, technology news site Recode reports Oct.
A Colorado securities regulator has ordered three crypto companies to show cause, having allegedly promoted unregistered securities. Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has ordered three crypto firms alleged of promoting unregistered Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to show cause, according to a press release August 28.
Cybersecurity and antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs found that, in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2 million through crypto scams. A recent report from Russia-based antivirus and cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs states that in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been mandated by the World Bank to issue a bond that was created, managed, and executed on a blockchain. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the largest bank in the country, has been mandated by the World Bank to arrange a bond issue exclusively on a blockchain, according to a press release Aug.
Coinbase Custody has announced that it is exploring the addition of 37 new assets including XRP, EOS, VeChain, and Tezos. San Francisco-based exchange and wallet service Coinbase announced today, Aug.
Cannabis culture media organization High Times is supposedly the first company to accept cryptocurrencies in an Initial Public Offering. Cannabis culture media organization High Times Holding Corp.
The Australian government has funded an initiative to ensure the provenance of sustainable sugar supplies using blockchain technology. The Australian government has granted A$2.
Crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital has posted financial statements for the first time, showing $134 million in losses in the first quarter of 2018. Mike Novogratz’s crypto-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital released its first quarter report for 2018, posting a $134 million loss as cryptocurrency markets slumped, according to Bloomberg July 26.
San Francisco-based digital asset manager Bitwise has applied for an SEC-regulated cryptocurrency ETF that would track 10 different assets Digital asset manager Bitwise has filed with the U. S.
The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has apparently piqued the interest of the Delaware DOJ, who has asked users experiencing account issues to contact them. Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has apparently piqued the interest of the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ).
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has formed a political action committee San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has created its own political action committee (PAC), according to documents made public today, July 20. In the U.
Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel has invested in British blockchain startup Provenance, whose goal is to create a more transparent food transport with blockchain. British pop star Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance, according to a press release July 18.
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee said that the Litecoin Foundation’s new stake in a German bank WEG Bank AG could result in the bank offering crypto services in the “best case. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee posted on Reddit today, July 17, to clarify his position within the Litecoin Foundation and the future of the Foundation following its acquisition of a stake in German bank WEG Bank AG.
Japanese financial regulator FSA will reportedly change the legal basis for crypto exchanges. Japanese financial regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering to change the legal basis for how it regulates cryptocurrency exchanges, local media Sankei reports July 3.
Blockchain security analysts have found a double-spending vulnerability in Tether that could affect exchanges. Chinese private cybersecurity firm SlowMist has found a double-spending vulnerability in Tether (USDT) today, June 28.
Leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been hacked, culprits stole $30 million worth of crypto. Hackers have stolen cryptocurrencies worth $30 million from South Korea's leading virtual currency exchange Bithumb, Cointelegraph Japan reported June 19.
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said that blockchain's positive effect on the financial industry's cost base will be crucial to staying competitive in the future. The CEO of Swiss financial services provider UBS Group Sergio Ermotti said that blockchain will be essential for the financial services industry in an interview with CNBC June 18.
Following news that Coinbase has plans to add support for Ethereum Classic, the altcoin’s price spiked over 20%. American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced June 11 that they will support Ethereum Classic (ETC) on their platform, after which the price jumped over 25 percent.
Crypto exchange Huobi is developing a blockchain platform, to which it plans to eventually migrate its operations. Huobi, is announcing the launch of its new public blockchain, the Huboi Chain Project (HCP), the company’s spokesperson told Cointelegraph.
A beverage-turned-blockchain company’s stock jumped, then fell today following the announcement of a “strategic transformation plan. Shares of Future Fintech Group Inc.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order to halt the activities of a fraudulent ICO. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a courter order to halt the activities of an initial coin offering (ICO) that defrauded investors, the SEC announced May 29.
Chen Weixing, the founder of ride hailing company Kuaidi Dache is planning to launch a blockchain-based ride hailing app. Chen Weixing, the founder of Chinese ride hailing company Kuaidi Dache, is planning to launch a blockchain-based ride hailing app, China Money Network reports May 28.
Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said that he is open to the idea of a central bank digital currency at a conference in Stockholm. The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said at the Riksbank Anniversary conference that he was open-minded about the prospect of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), Bloomberg reports May 25.
Ethereum-based shipping platform and startup ShipChain denies allegations of securities laws violations by South Carolina state regulators. Logistics and supply chain startup ShipChain has refuted the claim of South Carolina regulators that it ran afoul of state securities laws, according to a statement May 24.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced the newest version of its GDAX trading platform, Coinbase Pro. Coinbase has announced Coinbase Pro, the new version of its trading platform GDAX, in a blog post Wednesday.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that cryptocurrency is ‘nothing new,’ and is the contemporary iteration of an old idea. In a May 21 article entitled “The Old Allure of New Money,” the 2013 Nobel laureate of Economics Robert Shiller calls crypto the newest iteration of alternative currency ideas.
Bitcoin is struggling following Blockchain Week and increased regulatory concerns, all other major tokens also in the red. Cryptocurrencies continue to slow down today as all major coins are in the red on Tuesday.
IBM announced a contest in partnership with NGO Global Citizen to create a blockchain platform for tracking charitable donations. American multinational technology giant IBM has partnered with Global Citizen, an NGO dedicated to alleviating poverty, to sponsor a contest for a charity donation blockchain platform, a blog announcement states May 11.
De Beers announced that they have successfully tracked diamonds ‘from mine to retail’ using blockchain technology. Global diamond giant De Beers announced Thursday that it tracked 100 high-value diamonds from the mine to the retailer using blockchain technology.
A Colorado law that would more clearly define whether certain tokens qualify as securities was struck down in the state Senate. HB 1426, a piece of state legislation that would have created guidelines for identifying “open blockchain tokens” as securities, was voted down in the Colorado state Senate on May 9, according to public records.
Oracle Corp. , the world’s second largest software company, announced that it is launching blockchain products.
Norwegian crypto exchange loses case against Nordea in Oslo District Court, will appeal decision to uphold account closure. Norwegian cryptocurrency exchange Bitmynt AS has lost its case against Scandinavian financial services giant Nordea, local news E24 reports May 4.
Co-Founder turned venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian said that he predicts Ethereum will reach $15,000 this year. Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit, said that he predicts the price of Ethereum (ETH) will reach $15,000 in 2018, Fortune reports May 2.
The expected next president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said that crypto ‘doesn’t pass the test’ of what a currency ought to be. The expected next president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said that cryptocurrency “doesn’t pass the the basic test of what a currency should be”, CNBC reports April 20.
The Macau Monetary Authority has issued a warning to public on crypto after was revealed that a Macau casino ICO had ties to Cambridge Analytica and a triad group. The Monetary Authority of Macau has issued a warning to the public regarding the possibility “fraud and criminal activities” in cryptocurrencies, the South China Morning Post reports April 20.
The Crimean government is considering founding a cryptocurrency fund in order to avoid sanctions in attracting foreign investment. The Crimean government is considering the possibility of creating a cryptocurrency fund for foreign investors in order to avoid sanctions, local meda TASS reported April 18.
The Chief Scientist of Quebec, who advises policy makers on scientific matters, released a statement saying that concerns over the criminality of Bitcoin are overblown. The Chief Scientist of Quebec Rémi Quirion says public concern that Bitcoin is being used for illicit activities like tax evasion and money laundering is largely overblown, Forbes reports April 18.
A suspect in the infamous Bitcoin miner theft in Iceland earlier this year has escaped prison and fled to Sweden. A suspect being held in connection with a massive Bitcoin miner theft in Iceland earlier this year has escaped prison, local news the Iceland Monitor reports April 17.
Cambridge Analytica, the data consultancy firm accused of improper access the data of millions of Facebook users, may have been planning to develop its own digital currency. Cambridge Analytica was planning to raise money by issuing a digital currency prior to becoming involved in a scandal regarding the misuse of data from Facebook, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters April 17.
International investment bank Barclays is reportedly testing the waters among clients as to whether to open a cryptocurrency trading desk. International investment bank Barclays has been reviewing the possibility of opening a cryptocurrencies trading desk, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg April 16.
Bitmain subsidiary Ant Creek LLC gets go-ahead on reduced scale mining project in rural Washington, US. Port of Walla Walla, Washington commissioners have unanimously agreed to embark on a land lease and purchase option for 10 acres to be used for cryptocurrency mining project by Bitmain subsidiary Ant Creek LLC, local news Union Bulletin reports April 13.
Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of the second largest stock exchange in Germany, will release a crypto trading app later this year Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of Germany’s second largest stock exchange Börse Stuttgart, will release a cryptocurrency trading app later this year, according to the app’s website. The app, called Bison, will be available in September and will initially support trading of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), and XRP.
Corey Johnson, Ripple’s Chief Market Strategist, put suspicions to rest that XRP was not listed on Coinbase due to its status as a security. Ripple Foundation’s chief market strategist Corey Johnson said that XRP is not a security in an interview, CNBC reports April 12.
Ledger Wallet users have reported experiencing difficulties accessing Bitcoin Cash in their wallets over the last two days. According to comments from users on the /r/ledgerwallet subreddit, Ledger Wallet has been experiencing performance issues with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) over the past two days.
11 suspects have been arrested in an investigation of a Spanish-Colombian crime ring using crypto to launder illicit funds. Operation Tulipan Blanca (White Tulip), coordinated by Europol and conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil, has resulted in the arrest of 11 individuals for laundering more than EUR 8 mln via cryptocurrencies, according to a Europol press release April 9.
Crypto exchange Coinbase announced they will be hiring a former Facebook, Twitter comms expert for their communications VP as they expand. Coinbase has hired a new Vice President (VP) of Communications, Rachel Horowitz, the cryptocurrency exchange announced Monday, April 9.
Crypto exchange Coinbase will add support for the withdrawal of Bitcoin forks. Coinbase announced that it will support the withdrawal of Bitcoin forks across Coinbase products in the coming month, a Coinbase Medium post stated April 5.
A government-backed study group in Japan has released a set of guidelines for regulating and fully legalizing ICOs in the country. The Center for Rule-Making Strategies at Tama University has released a list of guidelines for the regulation and full legalization of initial coin offerings (ICO) in Japan, Bloomberg reports April 4.
Sirin Labs has found a manufacturer for its Blockchain-enabled smartphone, first units are slated to ship in October. The Blockchain oriented electronics developer and OS supplier Sirin Labs has found a manufacturer for its Blockchain-enabled smartphone, Bloomberg reports April 4.
Chinese hardware giant Bitmain has released Ethash ASIC miners for sale, the first units are set to ship in mid-July. Chinese tech giant Bitmain announced that they are releasing an Ethash ASIC miner, according to a tweet April 3.
Fintech company Longfin’s stock fell 30 percent following the announcement of an SEC investigation into their purchase of a Blockchain-based lending firm. Following the announcement of an investigation by the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) into is business, stock value of the fintech firm Longfin dropped by 30 percent, CNBC reported April 3.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged two co-founders of a financial services company with orchestrating a fraudulent ICO. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two co-founders of a supposed financial services start-up with organizing a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO), the SEC announced in a press release April 2.