Monthly Archives: November 2018

US CFTC Chairman: DLT Can Help Regulators Better Oversee Markets

The U.S. CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo said that market regulators must keep pace with technological innovations. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo said in a speech Nov. 7, that technological advances, including Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), could help regulators better oversee trading markets. Giancarlo delivered his speech titled “Quantitative Regulation:  Effective Market Regulation in a Digital Era” at the FinTech Week conference at Georgetown University Law School. The chairman addressed emerging digital technologies, such as DLT, big data, automated data analysis, and artificial […]

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Bit.ly Says It ‘Does Not Block Cryptocurrency Sites,’ Fixes Links For Andreas Antonopoulos’ Book

The blacklisting was accidental, the company says. On November 3, renowned Bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos, took to Twitter to claim that URL shortening service, Bit.ly (Bitly), had blocked crypto-related links from his upcoming book. Cointelegraph has reached out to Bitly, and learned that the links “had been inadvertently blocked,” while the company has reportedly resolved the issue. Nevertheless, crypto-related bans still exist in mainstream media. ‘Why are you blocking links to cryptocurrency sites?’ Antonopoulos, author of several well-known guides to cryptocurrencies, including “Mastering Bitcoin”, called out Bitly […]

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French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent

French lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the 2019 budget bill that will cut capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to 30 percent from 36.2 percent. This will bring cryptocurrency transactions in line with other non-real estate assets, which are taxed at a flat rate of 30 percent. Also Read: Survey: South Africans Turn to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the Rand Amendment Awaits Approval by Parliament The budget amendment was adopted by a finance commission in France’s lower house of parliament, a Reuters report said. But it must […]

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Report: Companies Dropping The Term ‘Blockchain’ Due to Hype Around Technology

A recent report by Forrester Research found that companies are stopping to use the word “blockchain” in favor of “DLT,” as they feel the word is overhyped. A new report from Forrester Research states that some companies are stopping to use the term “blockchain” because they think it is overhyped, business magazine Fortune reported Nov. 6. In the report dubbed “Predictions 2019: Distributed Ledger Technology,” analysts purportedly found that companies have started to withdraw “blockchain” in favor of “distributed ledger technology” (DLT). The study reportedly found that […]

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New Amendments to French Finance Bill Would Ease Taxes for Crypto-Related Revenue

The Finance Committee of the French National Assembly has adopted amendments to a tax bill that would tax crypto as capital income. The Finance Committee of the lower house of French parliament has adopted amendments to a tax bill that ease taxes on cryptocurrency sales, daily French newspaper Le Figaro reports Wednesday, Nov. 7. The amendments adopted by Finance Committee of the National Assembly refer to a draft of the government finance bill (PLF) for 2019. If the final version of the document is approved by a […]

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Why the Energy Sector Meets the Conditions for Decentralization

The following piece on decentralizing the energy sector was written by Richard Lohwasser, who holds a PhD in energy economics and is the CEO of Lition. He was previously a strategy consultant for McKinsey and director of Vattenfall. Lohwasser was also Managing Director of German Operations at ExtraEnergie. Decentralization. Digital autonomy. Circumventing corporate strangleholds on information. A new, democratized internet. The blockchain revolution has inspired a wave of ideological fervor around technological advancement that is unprecedented in the mild-mannered, minimalist world of the Silicon Valley tech giants. Crypto […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 7

While institutional players more often recognize crypto as a new asset class, it still faces challenges. Once indecision resolves, we are likely to see a number of buyers jump in. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The sharp drop in Bitcoin’s volatility at a time when the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Introduced to New BCH Library Written in Rust

On Nov. 5, the software developer Brenton Gunning announced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community that he’d developed a BCH library written in the programming language Rust. The new library allows developers the ability to work on BCH applications and platforms written in the Rust coding environment. Also read: Discussions Intensify as BCH Fork Approaches Rust-BCH 0.1.0: A Bitcoin Cash Library Written in the Rust Programming Environment Rust is a popular programming language designed in 2006 by Mozilla employee Graydon Hoare. The Bitcoin Cash community has been introduced […]

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Colorado and California Just Elected Pro-Bitcoin Governors

Following the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. will see two new pro-Bitcoin governors sworn into office. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) both won out against their respective Republican contenders last night, November 6, 2018. While their campaign points and platforms were capitalized by a progressive agenda, their favorable attitudes toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have caught the crypto community’s attention. Congratulations to early Bitcoin advocate @jaredpolis on being elected Governor of Colorado! “Polis said that he will use his powers in Congress to fight against […]

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US Software Company Salesforce Wins Patent for Blockchain Anti-Spam Solution

U.S. company Salesforce, which operates a cloud-based mailing platform, has patented a blockchain solution to distinguish between spam and regular emails. U.S. software company Salesforce has won a patent to detect spam emails using blockchain technology. The patent filing was published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website Tuesday, Nov. 4. Salesforce, which offer its customers is a cloud-based mailing platform, patented a solution that allows for the detection of whether an initial email was modified while being sent. In addition, the blockchain-driven program could […]

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