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An EOS “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.
Tensions are high among Bitcoin Cash’s lead figures as Craig Wright reportedly piles scorn on Roger Ver and Jihan Wu. 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 bank VersaBank 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.
ICOs will soon debut in Thailand under formal legislation that regulates the entire cryptocurrency sector, says Thai SEC. 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. U.
Law firm Perkins Coie has hired Kari Larsen after identifying her “understanding of the impact that blockchain and crypto will have” on the legal sector. U.
A cybersecurity 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.
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. Global cryptocurrency 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 says. 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.
Bitfury has released details of a major funding round with participation from various European and Asian investors. 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.
Bitcoin 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 Kong-based cryptocurrency 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.
AlphaPoint 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 technology. Azerbaijan 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.
Charlie Shrem 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 and Cameron Winklevoss that he “stole” 5000 bitcoins (now $31.
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.
Ethereum co-founder unveils a detailed insight into the upcoming launch of Ethereum 2. 0, dubbed Serenity, at Devcon4.
NASDAQ has high hopes it can use its market surveillance tech to stamp out manipulation in cryptocurrency markets. The world’s second-largest stock exchange NASDAQ says its market surveillance technology can “stamp out manipulation” in cryptocurrency markets, Bloomberg reported Nov.
Bitcoin and altcoins have been representing a “new institutional investment class” since 2017, despite the ensuing bear market, Morgan Stanley says. Bitcoin and altcoins has been a “new institutional investment class” since 2017, U.
Hong Kong 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 Thursday, Nov.
Coinbase thinks that around 300 out of the total number of cryptocurrencies in existence currently are “worth” offering. Major U.
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.
MacOS users installing crypto price monitoring app fell victim to trojan, researcher finds. Cybersecurity publications were sounding the alarm over cryptocurrency malware again Monday, Oct.
Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck continues to reboot itself following a multimillion-dollar hack in January. Monex 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.
Japanese 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.
Germany’s BaFin 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.
Critics call British authorities’ plans to increase regulatory control of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies a “very blunt instrument approach.  U.
The vice president of Russia’s financial monitoring service supports wide-reaching regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency circulation. 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.
Blockchain 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.
Coinbase has confirmed it has made lay-offs among several departments but did not comment on the rumored numbers involved. U.
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. U.
The head of Indian IT trade organization NASSCOM reportedly stated that cryptocurrency is “illegal” in the country, after two men installing a Bitcoin ATM were arrested The head of an Indian nonprofit trade organization said cryptocurrency is “illegal,” and urged businesses to obey the law, local news daily the Hindu reported Thursday, Oct. 25.
The blockchain-based shipping solution from IBM and Maersk will be tested at Canada’s border agency.  The Canada 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.
Sony 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 futures. 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. Taiwan 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.
Major Bitcoin mining company Bitmain releases new firmware days after compatibility warnings from competitor Slush Pool. Chinese cryptocurrency 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 wealth. Cryptocurrency 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 use. 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. Swiss 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.
Crypto exchange Huobi is planning to roll out its new stablecoin aggregating asset across its ecosystem over the next two weeks. Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency 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, Mike Novogratz told Bloomberg. Stablecoin Tether (USDT) should create more “transparency” about its operations, cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Michael Novogratz told Bloomberg Oct.
Petro should form an investment priority for Venezuelans, the country’s president has said. The president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro called on workers to save in gold and state-run cryptocurrency Petro during a salary shake-up he announced Thursday, October 18, local news portal Noticiero Digital reports.
Blockchain 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.
Accenture and a fintech subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank have released a blockchain solution powered by R3’s Corda technology. 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 Institutional cryptocurrency 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, Oct. 18.
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 investors. A Japanese taxation policy committee held a debate with the aim of simplifying cryptocurrency tax Wednesday, Oct.
Binance is using Chainalysis’ AML/KYC product to grapple with multiple international jurisdictions’ regulations. Crypto compliance provider and research firm Chainalysis announced it had partnered with exchange Binance in a press release Wednesday, Oct.
Cryptocurrency market scaling improvements could see prices ten times higher than now, says co-CIO of Pantera Capital. Cryptocurrency markets could increase ten times over from 2020, blockchain investment firm and hedge fund Pantera Capital’s co-CIO told Bloomberg Tuesday, Oct.
India 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 players, Indian daily newspaper Economic Times reported Monday, Oct.
Japanese 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, October 16.
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.
Sony continues to leverage blockchain technology, announcing the development of a platform targeting digital rights integrity. Japanese technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct.
Blockchain 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.
Google chose an unlikely platform in their new video ad for Google Assistant to address whether or not cryptocurrency is money. Google entered the cryptocurrency-as-money debate on Tuesday, Oct.