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Singapore’s central bank has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction.
The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has accused the Greek Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights. The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has accused the Greek Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights, major Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported Nov.
IBM and Columbia University have announced two blockchain accelerator programs that will provide expertise and resources to help startups in the space innovate at scale. IBM and Columbia University have announced two blockchain accelerator programs that aim to help startups in the space innovate at scale, according to an IBM news release Nov.
Korea’s largest power provider KEPCO says it will use blockchain and other innovative energy solutions to develop its next-generation micro grid (MG). Korea’s largest power provider KEPCO says it will use blockchain and other innovative energy solutions to develop its next-generation micro grid (MG), according to an official press release Nov.
A document produced under the auspices of China’s IT Ministry has called on the country to “accelerate” the development of standards for the blockchain industry. A document published Nov.
Israel’s first dedicated crypto investment firm for institutional investors has launched two new funds this month, and expects to have $50 million in AUM by the end of 2018. Israel’s first dedicated crypto investment firm for institutional investors, Silver Castle Ltd.
After a tumultuous week, crypto markets are today signalling recovery, with most of the top ten cryptocurrencies seeing healthy growth. Sunday, Nov.
Both opposing camps in the so-called Bitcoin Cash "hash war" are mining at a hefty loss, according to estimates from BitMEX. In the aftermath from yesterday's Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork, both opposing camps in the so-called "hash war" are mining at a hefty loss, according to a tweet from the research arm of Hong Kong-based crypto derivatives platform BitMEX today, Nov.
CBDCs can improve counterparty credit risk for cross-border interbank payments and settlements, according to the central banks of Canada, U. K.
Crypto loans company Salt, once associated with Erik Voorhees, is facing an SEC probe over its 2017 $50 million token sale and whether Voorhees’ involvement broke the law. Crypto loans company Salt Lending Holdings Inc.
Executive Board member of the European Central Bank, Benoit Coeure, considers Bitcoin to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis. Executive Board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin (BTC) to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis,” Bloomberg reports Nov.
The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme. The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov.
Malaysian lending giant CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. has signed on to use Ripple’s xCurrent technology for expediting cross-border payments.
Warren Davidson, Republican congressman for the 8th district of the U. S.
The CTO of IBM Blockchain for Financial Services has said that CBDCs can help mitigate the risks that contributed to the 2008 financial crash. Stanley Yong, global lead for central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions at IBM, has said that CBDCs can help to mitigate the risks that contributed to the 2008 financial crash.
Forex exchange settlement giant CLS will launch its IBM blockchain-powered netting service within “a matter of days. Forex exchange (FX) settlement giant CLS will launch its IBM blockchain-powered netting service within “a matter of days,” according to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Alan Manquard.
Susquehanna’s analysts say that due to the slump in crypto markets and declining network hashrates, mining Ethereum using a GPU is no longer profitable. Mining Ethereum (ETH) using a graphics processing unit (GPU) is no longer profitable, according to an analysis from U.
The Bank of America has won a patent for a system for enterprises to store customers’ crypto deposits. The Bank of America (BoA) has won a patent for a system for enterprises to store customers’ crypto deposits, published by the U.
E-commerce giant Amazon has won two patents related to methods for protecting the integrity of digital signatures and improving data storage in distributed computing networks. E-commerce giant Amazon has won two patents related to methods for protecting the integrity of digital signatures and improving distributed data storage.
Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has announced it has resumed NEM crypto token trading after a restructuring of its platform by external “security experts. Recently re-opened Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has announced it has resumed NEM (XEM) crypto token trading after a restructuring of its platform by external “security experts,” South Korean news outlet FNNews reports Nov.
Engineering and electronics manufacturer Bosch has partnered with IOTA, integrating its new data collection Internet of Things device with the IOTA Data Marketplace. Engineering and electronics manufacturer Bosch has partnered with IOTA, integrating its new data collection Internet of Things (IoT) device with the decentralized IOTA Data Marketplace, according to a tweet from Bosch Nov.
Great Lakes Science Center, a major museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting Bitcoin as payment from visitors as of today, Nov. 13.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a government-run digital innovation center have successfully trialled a blockchain-powered “smart money” system for disability insurance. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and government-run digital innovation center Data61 have released the results of their trial for a blockchain-powered “smart money” system for Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Crypto markets are seeing a wave of stability, with most major assets seeing low-level fluctuations both red and green, with just a few exceptions. Monday, Nov.
The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine has narrowly survived a vote of no confidence vote was prompted by her plans to introduce a national cryptocurrency. The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine has narrowly survived a no confidence vote that was partly prompted by her plans to introduce a national digital currency, Asia-focused English-language publication Nikkei Asian Review reports Nov.
Switzerland-based fintech firm X8 AG has received a certification from the Shariyah Review Bureau for its ETH-based stablecoin. Switzerland-based fintech firm X8 AG has received a certification from the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) for its Ethereum-based stablecoin, Reuters U.
Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin has said that with blockchain, society will move “from a scarcity to an abundance mindset. ” Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin has said that with blockchain, society will move “from a scarcity to an abundance mindset,” in a New York Times (NYT) interview published Nov.
Japanese insurance company Sompo has partnered with pan-African crypto-enabled remittance platform BitPesa. Japanese insurance company Sompo has partnered with pan-African digital payment platform BTC Africa, also known as BitPesa, according to Sompo’s press release published Nov.
In the last of Cointelegraph’s three part series on the history of crypto in China, we look at the apparent anomalies that govern crypto’s use, ownership, and legal status in the country. Next month marks the fifth-anniversary of the People Bank of China (PBoC)’s very first crypto regulatory intervention, with the issuance of its ‘Notice on Precautions Against the Risks of Bitcoin’ in Dec.
Crypto markets are continuing to see downward momentum with virtually all of the major cryptocurrencies in the red, and Bitcoin dipping below the $6,400 mark.  Friday, Nov.
Bitcoin pioneer Jeff Garzik has said that while the coin may not have evolved into currency as he envisioned at the outset, it’s still “unquestionably a success” as a store of value. Bitcoin (BTC) pioneer Jeff Garzik has said that while the leading cryptocurrency may not have evolved into a means of payment as he first envisaged, it is still “unquestionably a success” as a store of value, in an interview with Bloomberg Nov.
ConsenSys’ blockchain startup Kaleido and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a full-stack platform to accelerate enterprise blockchain adoption. ConsenSys’ blockchain startup Kaleido and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a full-stack platform that helps enterprises implement blockchain solutions, according to a press release published Nov.
Japan’s Shinsei Bank has signed a MOU with blockchain startup ConsenSys to widen its exploration of the technology’s applications. Japan’s Shinsei Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with blockchain startup ConsenSys to widen its exploration of the technology’s applications for finance, Cointelegraph Japan reports Nov.
Four “young” hackers have been arrested in South Korea in a major cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers. Four “young” hackers have been arrested in a cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers in what is allegedly South Korea’s “first” known case of its kind, Korean English-language news outlet Aju Daily reports Nov.
William Shatner, the former fictional Captain Kirk in sci-fi series Star Trek, has “schooled” a crypto troll in defense of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. William Shatner’s positive Tweet posted yesterday, Nov.
On what grounds were the creators of India’s first Bitcoin “ATM” arrested this October? Earlier in October, the developers of India’s first Bitcoin (BTC) “ATM” were arrested in the city of Bangalore under criminal charges, in a case that has shaken the local startup community and cast a spotlight on the lack of clarity surrounding “the law of the land” in regard to crypto. While the official Freedom of Information Report (FIR), detailing the charges against the men, is not in the public domain, the mainstream media has reported that they were booked under serious criminal charges, including criminal conspiracy, cheating, and forgery.
Ahead of the imminent Bitcoin Cash hard fork, mining giant Bitmain has rushed to deploy around 90,000 Antminer S9 machines to the western Chinese region of Xinjiang. Ahead of the imminent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork, mining giant Bitmain has rushed to deploy around 90,000 Antminer S9 machines to the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, Chinese blockchain news source DeepChain reports Nov.
South Korea’s lawyers are lobbying the country’s government to step up its action and expedite a legal framework for cryptocurrencies. South Korea’s lawyers are lobbying the country’s government to step up its action and expedite a legal framework for cryptocurrencies, Reuters UK reports Nov.
IBM and data storage firm Seagate have announced a joint initiative to fight counterfeit hard drives using blockchain technology. IBM and data storage firm Seagate have announced a joint initiative to fight counterfeit hard drives using blockchain technology, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov.
Two pro-cryptocurrency candidates have won seats to become governors of the U. S.
China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment. China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment, Reuters reported Nov.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is entering the testing phase of its re-platformed Trade Information Warehouse using DLT. Global post-trade market infrastructure giant The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is entering the testing phase of its replatformed Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), according to a press release published Nov.
Crypto wallet provider Blockchain. com has launched full support for Stellar (XLM), alongside a massive token airdrop of $125 million in XLM.
Anthony Pompliano’s “Off the Chain” crypto podcast evidently soared to 4th place for podcasts tagged “investing” in the U. S.
Bitcoin ( mining behemoth Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer) “Antminer” crypto mining machines, designed to mine with the SHA256 algorithm. Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer)  “Antminer” crypto mining machines, according to an official tweet posted Nov.
Cybersecurity experts from a subsidiary of bank holding giant Mitsubishi UFJ say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against Zaif exchange hackers. Cybersecurity experts say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against the hackers of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, according to an official statement today, Nov.
Crypto markets are seeing a wave of decent growth, with all of the top twenty cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green. Monday, Nov.
China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, has widened its scrutiny to include token airdrops, which it characterizes as “disguised” ICOs. China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has widened its scrutiny to include token airdrops, which it characterized as “disguised” Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in its 2018 financial stability report, published Nov.
Part two of Cointelegraph’s three-part series on the history of crypto regulations in China, as authorities redoubled their efforts to strike an elusively fatal blow to the industry.  In the aftermath of September 2017’s historic ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs), and the banishment of domestic crypto trading platforms, a resourceful crypto community was already showing signs of devising multiple means of circumventing the authorities’ increasingly draconian actions.
Taiwan’s legislature has passed amendments to existing AML and counter terrorism financing (CFT) laws to place new requirements on crypto exchanges. Taiwan’s legislature has passed amendments to existing anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CFT) laws to place new requirements on crypto exchanges.
A new blockchain trade finance platform developed by a dozen banks, among them HSBC, BNP Paribas, and Standard Chartered, launched Oct. 31 in Hong Kong.
Major independent financial consulting company deVere Group has launched a suite of new Digital Asset Funds. Major independent financial consulting company deVere Group has launched a suite of new Digital Asset Funds targeting “experienced investors,” according to a deVere press release published Nov.
Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has been granted a virtual currency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has been granted a virtual currency license, or ‘Bitlicense,’ from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), according to a press release published Nov.
The CEO of major crypto derivatives platform BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, has said he believes the current bear market could last another 12 to 18 months. The CEO of major crypto derivatives platform BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, has said he believes the crypto winter could last 18 months, in an interview with Yahoo Finance UK Oct.
“I don’t give a sh*t about Bitcoin,” JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon says, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Nakamoto’s white paper. On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper, Oct.
On the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper, markets are seeing stability: Bitcoin is trading sideways and other major coins see gentle growth of below 2 percent. Wednesday, Oct.
Ernst and Young has launched the prototype of a system that enables secure and private transactions to take place on the Ethereum public blockchain. “Big Four” auditor Ernst and Young has launched the prototype of a system that enables secure and private transactions to take place on the Ethereum (ETH) public network, according to a press release Oct.
The chairman of South Korea's Financial Services Commission has affirmed that crypto exchanges should face no issues with banking provisions. The chairman of South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) has affirmed that crypto exchanges should face no issues with banking provisions, local media platform Token Post reported Oct.
Berkshire Hathaway – whose CEO and chairman is outspoken Bitcoin critic Warren Buffett – has invested around $600 million in two fintech payment firms. Multinational holding conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway – which counts outspoken crypto critic Warren Buffett as its CEO and chairman – has invested around $600 million in two fintech payment firms focused on emerging markets, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Oct.
Hitachi Payments has partnered with the State Bank of India to establish a nationwide digital payments platform. Hitachi Payments has partnered with the State Bank of India (SBI) to establish a nationwide digital payments platform, according to a press release published by Hitachi Oct.
Crypto markets are seeing the first momentum in a while, after a period of marked stability, with virtually all of the major cryptos are in the red. Monday, Oct.
The world’s largest diamond mining firm, Russia’s Alrosa, has joined the pilot of fellow industry giant De Beers’ diamond supply blockchain platform “Tracr. ” The world’s largest diamond mining firm, Russia’s Alrosa, has joined the pilot of fellow industry giant De Beers’ diamond supply chain blockchain platform “Tracr,” mining industry news outlet Mining Weekly reports Oct.
A new report from climate change scientists has raised concerns regarding Bitcoin’s carbon footprint and its potential future impact on global warming. A new report from climate change scientists has raised the alarm over Bitcoin (BTC)’s carbon footprint and its potential future impact on global warming, published on Nature.
Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck saw a 66 percent decline in revenue for Q3 2018, according to fiscal results published by Monex Group. Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck saw a 66 percent decline in revenue for Q3 2018, according to fiscal results published by the exchange’s operator, Monex Group, Oct.
An 80 percent stake in crypto exchange Bitstamp has been acquired by Belgium-based investment firm NXMH in an “all cash deal. Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has been acquired by Belgium-based investment firm NXMH in an “all cash deal,” Reuters reports today, Oct.
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine has initiated a “state policy” for the classification and legalization of crypto-related activities.  The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine has initiated a “state policy” for the classification and legalization of crypto-related activities, Ukrainian state information and news agency Ukrinform reported Oct.
In the first of a three-part series, CT looks back at Chinese authorities’ attempts to make the People’s Republic impregnable to the crypto phenomenon, and the industry response. Take a quick look at CnLedger, a Twitter-based Chinese crypto news information source, and a tweet pinned at the top of its profile might come as something of a surprise:Next time people tell you bitcoin is banned in China, show him this pic.