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A new patent from IBM
identifies the need for a blockchain-based science research safeguarding tool.
“arbitrator” used the project’s constitution to manually undo transactions from a phished
account, evidence suggests.
Blockchain protocol EOS found itself at the center of fresh controversy Nov.
Austria says it wishes to “highlight” blockchain
during its upcoming E. U.
Tensions are high among Bitcoin
Cash’s lead figures as Craig
Wright reportedly piles scorn on Roger Ver
Ongoing drama surrounding the upcoming Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork struck a personal note with the coin’s best-known figures Nov.
A subsidiary of Canadian
has completed beta testing of its new solution, which targets exchanges and crypto funds as clients.
A subsidiary of Canadian financial institution VersaBank confirmed it had finished beta testing of a “digital vault” for storing cryptocurrency
in a press release Nov.
will soon debut in Thailand
under formal legislation that regulates the entire cryptocurrency
sector, says Thai
Thailand’s securities regulator will clear “at least one” Initial Coin Offering (ICO) “portal” to operate legally in November, local daily news outlet Bangkok Post reported Nov.
Jack Dorsey’s payment network Square continues expanding its Bitcoin
popularity since it was introduced in February.
Law firm Perkins Coie
has hired Kari
Larsen after identifying her “understanding of the impact that blockchain
will have” on the legal sector.
subsidiary of Japan’s Nomura Research Institute’s (NRI) “Blockchain
Security Monitoring Service” will at first focus on smart contract vulnerabilities.
A cybersecurity subsidiary of Japan’s Nomura Research Institute (NRI) unveiled a new blockchain security alert tool in a press release Nov.
A dedicated focus group says that Israel’s central bank should “continue examining the field” prior to making a firm commitment in releasing a digital currency.
An Israeli study group exploring digital currency options has recommended that the country’s central bank not issue its own token, a press release confirmed Nov.
Stealing crypto through hijacked SIM
cards is firmly on the radar of the U. S.
A return filing in Charlie Shrem’s defence against alleged theft of 5,000 BTC
criticizes the Winklevosses’ lawsuit as having “no basis in fact or law. ”
An attorney for embattled Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem
formally hit back on Nov.
Trading platform eToro’s new proprietary crypto
wallet will see a phased rollout, the company says, with additional assets appearing in future.
and fiat trading platform eToro
announced the release of its own cryptocurrency wallet today, Nov.
A roof around $6,800 is a decisive factor in determining whether Bitcoin
reaches $9,000 before the end of 2018, Galaxy Digital CEO
Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz
delivered a fresh bullish price prediction for Bitcoin (BTC) Nov.
China’s oldest exchange BTCC
says “business adjustments” mean its mining pool will cease to function, but the decision may not be permanent.
BTCC Pool, the mining operation of Hong
Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, will close “indefinitely” at the end of this month, a statement from the firm confirmed Nov.
has released details of a major funding round with participation from various European
Bitcoin mining infrastructure provider Bitfury has raised $80 million in a closed funding round, the company revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov.
Ripple markets appear buoyed this week as the asset gains 18 percent in 24 hours to briefly overtake Ethereum as top altcoin.
Ripple (XRP) overtook Ethereum (ETH) to become the largest altcoin by market capitalization again today, Nov.
Cash’s upcoming hard fork will form an initial focus for BitMEX’s new ForkMonitor,
with the “focus” thereafter shifting to Bitcoin.
The research arm of major Hong
derivatives platform BitMEX
announced it had launched a network monitoring tool for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in a blog post Nov.
Crypto author and educator Andreas Antonopoulos
has publicly asked for an explanation over Bit. ly’s apparent block of crypto-related links.
announced has hired a former senior executive at the CBOE
to lead its trading and exchange business.
White label digital asset exchange platform AlphaPoint announced it had hired a former senior executive at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) to lead its trading and exchange business in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov.
Azerbaijan’s justice ministry is interested in reducing “falsification” with the use of blockchain
is planning to use blockchain and smart contracts in the country’s legal system and housing sector, Central Asian-focused Trend News Agency reported Nov.
faces a new legal threat from the Winklevoss
twins, who claim he owes them 5000 BTC.
A lawyer for Bitcoin
Foundation founder Charlie Shrem has denied claims by Tyler
Winklevoss that he “stole” 5000 bitcoins
Stalwart USD-backed stablecoin
Tether is now officially “fully backed” by USD, a new statement says.
The issuer of cryptographic stablecoin Tether (USDT) announced it had found a new banking partner in a statement Nov.
co-founder unveils a detailed insight into the upcoming launch of Ethereum 2. 0, dubbed Serenity, at Devcon4.
has high hopes it can use its market surveillance tech to stamp out manipulation in cryptocurrency
The world’s second-largest stock exchange NASDAQ says its market surveillance technology can “stamp out manipulation” in cryptocurrency markets, Bloomberg reported Nov.
and altcoins have been representing a “new institutional investment class” since 2017, despite the ensuing bear market, Morgan Stanley
Bitcoin and altcoins has been a “new institutional investment class” since 2017, U.
securities regulator wants to improve oversight of crypto
entities as chair warns of “outright scandals and frauds. ”
Hong Kong's securities regulator issued a statement setting out guidelines for funds dealing with cryptocurrency
thinks that around 300 out of the total number of cryptocurrencies in existence currently are “worth” offering.
Bank of America
has gained over 50 blockchain-based patents so far in what executives say is a plan to “be prepared. ”
Bank of America (BoA) has gained a further cryptocurrency-related patent, a filing confirmed Oct.
Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency
continues to reboot itself following a multimillion-dollar hack in January.
Group, the Japanese internet
broker that purchased hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, announced it had reopened new account signups
and limited trading in a statement Tuesday, Oct.
IT firm Fujitsu
will develop the basis of a trial settlements system using an unknown digital currency to move funds.
Japanese multinational IT equipment and services company Fujitsu will build an interbank settlement platform using blockchain
technology as part of a joint project with nine domestic banks, Cointelegraph Japan reported Monday, Oct.
chairman Felix Hufeld
is not convinced ICOs
will become a mainstream phenomenon.
Germany’s financial regulator wants to see an international effort to regulate Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), despite remaining uncertain whether they would ever become more than a “niche issue,” German
business outlet Handelsblatt
reported Sunday, Oct.
The vice president of Russia’s financial monitoring service supports wide-reaching regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency
All member states of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should adopt its recommendation to control the exchange of cryptocurrency, their storage and more, Russian
daily news outlet Izvestia
quoted a government regulator as saying Monday, Oct.
regulation should come as a result of joint governmental and industry efforts, a Tanzanian
minister has said.
The Tanzanian government has openly invited academics and researchers to collaborate in producing “favorable” blockchain regulations, tabloid-style South African
news outlet The Citizen reported Monday, Oct.
Calm continues to reign over cryptocurrency
markets despite Bitcoin
futures settlement deadlines coming and going.
Bitcoin futures may have expired, but even that failed to produce volatility in cryptocurrency as markets remained flat Saturday, Oct.
has confirmed it has made lay-offs among several departments but did not comment on the rumored numbers involved.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Rostin Behnam
called for an “open mind” on disruptive tech regulation like blockchain.
A new commissioner at U.
Most top twenty cryptocurrency
see less than 1 percent volatility in the past 24 hours, data confirms.
An eerie calm continues to linger over cryptocurrency markets Friday, Oct.
Payment processing giant Mastercard
wants to patent a new method of simultaneous crypto and fiat storage.
The head of Indian
IT trade organization NASSCOM reportedly stated that cryptocurrency
is “illegal” in the country, after two men installing a Bitcoin ATM
The head of an Indian nonprofit trade organization said cryptocurrency is “illegal,” and urged businesses to obey the law, local news daily the Hindu
The blockchain-based shipping solution from IBM
will be tested at Canada’s border agency.
Border Services Agency (CBSA) has become the latest entity to trial a blockchain
shipping solution developed by IBM and Maersk, a press release confirmed Thursday, Oct.
Computer Science Labs says it has various use cases for its smart card hardware wallet beyond transactions.
The research arm of Japanese
technology giant Sony announced it had created a contactless cryptocurrency
hardware wallet in a press release Tuesday, Oct.
A party with “direct knowledge” from Bakkt
reportedly told tech outlet The Block it could get the regulatory green light next week for its BTC
The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt cryptocurrency
platform could get approval to launch its physically-delivered Bitcoin (BTC) futures product from U.
Almost two years after submission, Nasdaq
is targeting media information release procedures in its latest patent award.
The world’s second largest stock exchange by market cap, Nasdaq, revealed a new blockchain
patent award Tuesday,
October 23, in a bid to tackle the release of information for the media industry.
Taiwan's financial regulator plans to outline official regulations for ICOs
next year, reversing a hands-off policy adopted in 2017.
plans to release draft Initial Coin Offering (ICO) regulation by June 2019, local English-language daily news outlet Taipei
Times reported Tuesday, Oct.
The estate of the now-deceased rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is planning to launch its O. D.
A new partnership sees a major Canadian bank leveraging both blockchain
and smart contracts.
A major Canadian commercial bank will use blockchain to simplify the process banks use to issue transactions, a press release confirmed Oct.
mining company Bitmain
releases new firmware days after compatibility warnings from competitor Slush Pool.
mining giant Bitmain confirmed it would roll out a firmware update for so-called ‘Overt AsicBoost’ to all its Antminer
models in a blog
post Monday, Oct.
Consultancy giant Accenture
says existing blockchain platform integration presented “key challenges,” which it seeks to solve with its interoperability tool.
Global management consultancy firm Accenture revealed a new blockchain tool in a press release Oct.
Plans announced by Spain’s finance minister last week would subject all Spanish
citizens to obligatory reporting of their crypto
investors governed by Spain
could face mandatory reporting of their holdings for tax purposes under a new draft law the government approved Friday, Oct.
Dutch banking giant ING
wants to “improve” the anonymity credentials of enterprise blockchain
Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation ING confirmed the release of its open source blockchain tool Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) in a press release Monday, Oct.
A Swiss online
banking provider says it wants to offer ICO
token access to those who do not “understand blockchain. ”
online financial services provider Swissquote
announced it had become “the first bank worldwide” to offer purchase and custodial services of (Initial Coin Offering) ICO tokens for clients in a press release Monday, Oct.
is planning to roll out its new stablecoin
aggregating asset across its ecosystem over the next two weeks.
exchange Huobi announced the creation of what it calls a “stablecoin solution” in a blog
post Friday, Oct.
Tether’s offshore operations detract from its transparency versus other stablecoins,
Tether (USDT) should create more “transparency” about its operations, cryptocurrency
investor and entrepreneur Michael Novogratz told Bloomberg Oct.
technology can aid in defragmenting
many countries’ procurement structures, a new report concludes.
Experts with ties to the World Bank Group presented options for using blockchain in e-government procurement (e-GP) in a report released Wednesday, Oct.
and a fintech
subsidiary of Siam
Commercial Bank have released a blockchain
solution powered by R3’s Corda
Global management consultancy firm Accenture announced it had partnered with a subsidiary of Thailand’s oldest bank on a new blockchain tool aimed at supply chains in a press release Wednesday, Oct.
Genesis Global Trading says it has seen an “incredibly strong reception” from institutional clients
over-the-counter (OTC) broker Genesis Global Trading revealed its loans spin-off processed over half a billion dollars in its first six months in a new report Thursday,
Kansai Electric Power Co. will explore how the technology could be used to redefine electricity sales to consumers.
Japan is debating at government level a shake-up of complex tax reporting procedures for cryptocurrency
taxation policy committee held a debate with the aim of simplifying cryptocurrency tax Wednesday, Oct.
is using Chainalysis’ AML/KYC
product to grapple with multiple international jurisdictions’ regulations.
compliance provider and research firm Chainalysis
announced it had partnered with exchange Binance in a press release Wednesday, Oct.
market scaling improvements could see prices ten times higher than now, says co-CIO
Cryptocurrency markets could increase ten times over from 2020, blockchain
investment firm and hedge fund Pantera Capital’s co-CIO told Bloomberg
is getting a dedicated group for exploring blockchain
expansion courtesy of the Internet
and Mobile Association of India.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is forming a dedicated focus group for blockchain exploration made up of both big business and cryptocurrency
daily newspaper Economic Times reported Monday, Oct.
messaging giant LINE’s LINK token has received its first exchange debut on its in-house trading platform BITBOX.
Japanese messaging app provider LINE Corporation announced that its newly-developed LINK (LN) token is now tradeable
on its native BITBOX cryptocurrency
exchange in a press release Tuesday,
After Fidelity Investments’ custody solution announcement, Mike Novogratz
is eyeing a mass institutional entry in the next six months.
Investor and cryptocurrency
bull Mike Novogratz has fine-tuned his Bitcoin
price outlook, repeating to Bloomberg Monday,
October 15, that it would not break $10,000 in 2018.
continues to leverage blockchain
technology, announcing the development of a platform targeting digital rights integrity.
technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct.
is coming to one of the world’s best-known auction houses this month in a trial by Christie’s.
Christie’s, the auction house with a history going back over 250 years, has announced a pilot scheme to use blockchain for auction data.
The hacker who stole almost 170 ETH from SpankChain’s smart contract has chosen to return the funds.
Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain
confirmed that it had recovered all the funds lost during a security breach October 6.
Six projects are currently under the wing of Ethereum
Classic incubator entity ETC Labs.
The director of Ethereum Classic’s investment branch ETC Labs revealed in an interview Thursday, Oct.
chose an unlikely platform in their new video ad for Google Assistant to address whether or not cryptocurrency
Google entered the cryptocurrency-as-money debate on Tuesday, Oct.