Monthly Archives: May 2018

SEC Official Criticizes State of ICO Industry, Open to Regulated Future

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner, Robert Jackson, has expressed his belief that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be legitimized under existing securities legislation. Despite the optimistic outlook, the commissioner has criticized the current state of the ICO industry. Also Read: Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov  SEC Commissioner Expects ICOs Have Legitimate Future In an interview with CNBC, SEC commissioner, Robert Jackson, recently expressed cautious optimism regarding ICOs – predicting that initial coin offerings will be conformed to the […]

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Australia’s Securities Regulator ‘Takes Action’ Against ‘Misleading’ ICOs

Australia’s Securities Regulator has announced that it is acting against “deceptive” or “unlicensed” conduct in the ICO space. Australia’s Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said that it is “taking action” to protect consumers in the ICO space in a press release published today, May 1. The regulator says it will focus on investigating “deceptive” or “unlicensed” conduct from ICOs. According to the press release, on April 19 Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) delegated powers to ASIC to take action under the Australian Consumer Law relating to […]

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Vitalik Buterin: Sharding Scaling Improvement ‘Is Coming’ To Ethereum Network

Vitalik Buterin hints that new scaling technology will soon grace the Ethereum network. Ethereum could soon see its transaction processing capacity increase dramatically through the use of so-called ‘sharding,’ co-founder Vitalik Buterin hinted on Twitter April 30. “Sharding is coming,” he stated laconically in a tweet Monday: Sharding is coming.https://t.co/Aqo9MBiCj0 pic.twitter.com/FXEQeiKGDr — Vitalik “Not giving away ETH” Buterin (@VitalikButerin) April 30, 2018 In a Reddit post and a series of tweets following yesterday’s, Buterin delivered a proof of concept for the technology and suggested the “bag of […]

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Major Science Research Marketplace Unveils Blockchain Tool For Pharma Data Integrity

The pharmaceutical industry has gained another blockchain product to maintain the integrity of its supply chain and research data. U.S.-based life science research marketplace Scientist.com revealed a new blockchain platform Monday, April 30. The blockchain-powered platform is reportedly designed to track and protect pharmaceutical data. The product, called DataSmart, is Scientist’s first contribution to the blockchain solutions market targeting medical data. “Blockchain’s ability to ensure the integrity of information is the basis of its use in cryptocurrencies,” CTO and co-founder Chris Petersen said in an accompanying press […]

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London-Based LBX Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash to Its Offerings

London Block Exchange has listed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) among its cryptocurrency offerings. The platform dedicated to the UK market now trades six cryptocurrencies against the GBP. LBX opened with OTC trades in November and promised to add multiple new coins in the future. The exchange also offers on-shore UK banking. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues: Crypto Cafebar, Gold Vendor, Concealed-Carry Clothing London Block Exchange Now Trades Six Cryptos London-based cryptocurrency exchange LBX has added support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic […]

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Crypto Company Sends Bitcoin Mining Into the Stratosphere

A crypto mining company has sent a balloon into the stratosphere to mine bitcoin on the edge of space, reaching over 35,000 meters in altitude. The company also shared the results of its survey on what the price of bitcoin would be this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Space Launch PR Stunt Miner One launched a “high-altitude balloon with bitcoin mining equipment” on Monday which it calls “Space Miner One (SMO).” The organization describes itself as neither a pool nor a cloud, […]

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Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities

Telegram is great…when it works. Unfortunately, the crypto world’s favorite messaging app is prone to periodically going down due to technical failures and what seems like repeated attempts by the Russian security services to meddle. Over-reliance on Telegram is a classic case of over-centralization. For cryptocurrency projects seeking a fallback alternative, the following options are worth a look. Also read: Japan’s SBI Unveils New Plans to Start an Exchange for Major Cryptocurrencies Telegram’s Centralized Tech Can’t Be Trusted Telegram CEO Pavel Durov embodies many of the qualities that […]

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Hong Kong Gov’t Report Says Bitcoin Poses ‘Medium-Low’ Risk In Financial Crime

The Hong Kong Financial Services and Treasury has reported that crypto does not pose a particular threat in money laundering and financial terrorism. The Hong Kong Financial Services and Treasury (FSTB) released a report yesterday, April 30, on the status of money laundering (ML) and terrorism financing (TF). The report concluded that virtual currencies (VC), like Bitcoin (BTC), are not particularly involved in either type of financial crime. The FSTB notes that “although there is inherent ML/TF vulnerability related to VCs”: “There does not seem to be […]

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Crypto Markets Experience Slight Correction, But BTC Still Close To $9,000

Bitcoin is hovering a bit below $9,000 today, as the crypto market sees a mild correction across the board. The crypto markets are seeing a slight correction, with Bitcoin (BTC) dropping below $9,000 today, May 1, according to data from Cointelegraph’s price index. The markets followed suit, with all but one of the top 10 coins in the red. Market visualization from Coin360 BTC is currently trading at around $8,995, down just over 2 percent over a 24 hour period to press time. Ethereum (ETH) is slightly down […]

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