Monthly Archives: June 2019

Pariahs of Silicon Valley: How Ben Mezrich Writes About the Winklevoss Twins

Ben Mezrich’s new book about the Winklevoss twins highlights their dislike of both Mark Zuckerberg and Roger Ver. Molly Jane Zuckerman is the head of news at Cointelegraph. The views expressed here are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph. This article contains spoilers. The irony of a book about the Winklevoss twins’ journey into cryptocurrency — which stresses over and over again how important it has been to their legacy to eclipse their past dealings with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg — getting […]

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Grayscale’s Ethereum Security Now Listed on OTC Markets

Grayscale Investments announced that its latest security, Grayscale Ethereum Trust, is open for trading on OTC Markets. Grayscale’s Ethereum-based security, Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), is available for trading on OTC Markets, according to an official blog post from Grayscale Investments on June 20.   According to the post, ETHE is “an open-ended trust that holds Ethereum.” As further noted, this is a means of investing in Ethereum without having to actually hold the cryptocurrency. This means that the “first U.S.-based publicly quoted security solely invested in and […]

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What to Expect From the Telegram Open Network: A Developer’s Perspective

How TON could disrupt the blockchain landscape. Recently, new materials surfaced about the lite client for the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain, powered by encrypted instant messaging service Telegram. Based on the content of these documents, it is possible to make a lot of assumptions about its future, especially in regard to comparing TON with competitors — such as the Cosmos network, Polkadot and Ethereum 2.0 — as well as the overall impact of the blockchain ecosystem. Polkadot, Cosmos and TON will definitely compete for users and […]

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Kleiman Attorney: ‘Craig Wright Hasn’t Complied With the Order to List His Bitcoin’

A court filing has surfaced in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit that gives details concerning the existence of the alleged Tulip Trust and another trust known as the Tulip Trust II. The filing of Craig Wright’s declaration dated May 8, 2019 is partially redacted but gives a description of the ostensible trusts of bitcoin holdings. Further, the court mediation between both parties held on June 11 shows the case did not settle and resulted in an impasse. Kleiman’s lawyer has also revealed that Wright has not […]

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FATF to Strengthen Control Over Crypto Exchanges to Prevent Money Laundering

Today’s Financial Action Task Force’s announcement focused on expanding regulation to keep digital currency out of laundering. Today’s Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) announcement focused on digital currency’s role in money laundering and heightened regulation, as Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted in his closing remarks. The FATF — an intergovernmental organization that focuses its efforts on fighting money laundering — is planning to strengthen control over cryptocurrency exchanges to preclude digital currencies from being used in money laundering and related crimes. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin […]

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Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital to Launch Crypto Options Contracts Trading: Report

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital launches crypto options trading in response to increasing demand from institutional investors. Mike Novogratz’s crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital is expanding its services to offer crypto options contracts trading, industry media outlet The Block reports on June 21. According to the report, Galaxy Digital’s new initiative is made in response to increasing demand from institutional investors in order to hedge the high volatility that is a calling card of crypto assets. Bitcoin (BTC) options are a type of crypto derivative that are a […]

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Oxfam Partners With Tech Firms to Test Dai’s Use in Disaster Aid

Oxfam has partnered with Australian tech startup Sempo and blockchain company ConsenSys to test stablecoin Dai’s ability to provide aid in regions struck by natural disasters. International charity organization Oxfam has partnered with Australian tech startup Sempo and blockchain company ConsenSys to test stablecoin Dai’s (DAI) suitability for aid in regions suffering from natural disasters, local news outlet Micky reported on June 17. The parties launched a philanthropic initiative dubbed UnBlocked Cash with the support of the Australian Government. To test the system, Sempo and Oxfam chose […]

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CME Bitcoin Futures Briefly Broke $10,000 Amidst a New Open Interest All-Time High

Bitcoin futures briefly exceeded $10,000 on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for the first time since early March 2018. Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) briefly broke $10,000 on Friday, June 21, according to data from trading analytics platform TradingView. CME bitcoin futures 24-hour chart. Source: TradingView BTC futures reached a new high for 2019 of around $10,050, breaking $10,000 for the first time since early March 2018, when bitcoin was trading above $11,000 per coin. The new 2019 record has grown in line with […]

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Markets Update: Digital Currency Economy Surpasses $300 Billion

Digital currency prices have spiked considerably in the last 24 hours and bitcoin core (BTC) stopped short about $70 in an attempt to cross the $10K price zone. Most cryptocurrencies are up between 2-8% on Friday, June 21 and the entire cryptoconomy surpassed $300 billion. Also read: These Are 2019’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Winners and Losers so Far $300 Billion and Still Rising Six days ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on the surge that took place after a majority of cryptocurrency prices pulled back the week prior. This Friday, just […]

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19% of World Population Bought Crypto Before 2019: Kaspersky Report

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky released a survey revealing that only 10% of global consumers “fully understand how cryptocurrencies work.” A new survey by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab introduced on June 17th revealed that 19% of people globally have purchased cryptocurrency. The survey, titled “The Kaspersky Cryptocurrency Report 2019,” was carried out in October and November 2018, with a total of 13,434 respondents in 22 countries. According to the report, 81% of global population have never purchased cryptocurrencies, while only 10% of respondents said they “fully understand how […]

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