Monthly Archives: January 2020

Ethereum 1.x Devs Focusing on ‘Stateless Clients’ to Curb Chain Bloat

As Ethereum Serenity is still years away, additional work on the existing chain is needed to maintain it fully functional throughout the transition period. While Ethereum continues to develop the next stage of its evolution with the sharding-enabled Ethereum 2.0, a group of developers will focus on the existing chain to maintain its operability during the transition.  Dubbed Ethereum 1.x, the project’s goal is to maintain Ethereum’s (ETH) usability while the Serenity upgrade is being worked on. As explained in a Dec. 10 blog post by Ethereum […]

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Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank having the power to ban crypto, the judges learned how other countries regulate this new sector, the amended EU directive, the FATF guidance, and less invasive crypto measures. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia 3 Days of Crypto Case at Supreme Court This Week The Supreme Court of India began hearing the crypto case for the […]

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Monopoly Is a Tiny Darknet Market With Big Aspirations

There’s a certain irony in the smallest market on the darknet being named Monopoly. With less than 150 listings, the monero-friendly Monopoly Market is anything but. What this tiny darknet market (DNM) lacks in size, however, it makes up for in spirit. The cypherpunk ethos permeates this nascent market where sovereign individuals can exercise their right to peacefully transact. Also read: White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNM Take a Chance on Monopoly Monero darknet markets are all the rage right now. While the […]

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Swiss-Regulated Digital Asset Bank Plans $95M Capital Raise

Swiss-based crypto bank Seba is targeting more than $95 million in a second capital raise. Seba, a young Swiss-based digital asset bank holding regulatory licensing, looks to attempt a secondary capital raise to garner over $95 million in additional funds. During the raise, Seba aims to secure 100 million Swiss francs, equivalent to $96.5 million, “from new investors, including financial institutions, family offices and individuals,” Financial News London wrote in a Jan. 17 brief. Recent launch Crypto friendly startup SEBA Bank AG announced its launch on Nov. […]

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New EU AML Compliance Laws Could Disrupt the Crypto Industry

As the 5AMLD is signed into law, turbulent times lie ahead for the crypto industry, experts discuss the changes. On Jan. 10, the European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD), was officially signed into law. The legislation will give sweeping powers to compliance organizations and law authorities. However, aside from tracking dirty money to offshore paradises, the law brings about a series of restrictive demands on crypto companies in a way never seen before. This development cuts into the notion that, in the past, the world’s richest […]

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Mind the Gap: Identifying and Trading 4 Different Bitcoin Charts Gaps

Everyone in crypto is talking about CME gaps, but all gaps are not created equal. Learn to identify the types and how to trade them. The talk of the crypto community in the past few months has been the gaps on the Bitcoin (BTC) CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) futures chart. Bitcoin trades 24/7 on major exchanges but does not trade on weekends on the CME. This often creates a gap, or empty space on the chart when trading resumes on the CME. There is a famous saying […]

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Oklahoma Senator Working on Bill for State-Backed Blockchain Institution

Oklahoma senator Nathan Dahm will introduce a new bill set to support blockchain and digital asset innovation in the state. Oklahoma senator Nathan Dahm wrote a new bill for his state which looks to build a state-backed innovative financial institution around blockchain technology, establishing a new classification of institutions. Dated Jan. 15, 2020, the bill noted that the state-chartered financial institution will be “the central depository for virtual currency used by governmental agencies in this state.” Detailing the bill Adding further details, the text explained the movement […]

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Simple Ledger Protocol Shines During the Final Day of TNABC Miami

On Friday, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) convened for its final day with a great deal of well known speakers from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The slew of speakers discussed topics like the future of crypto mining, SLP tokens, digital currency enterprise solutions, creating new markets, and what to expect from government regulation in 2020. Also Read: BTC Miami Blockchain Conference Kicks Off Its Seventh Year TNABC Wraps Up the Final Day Miami Blockchain Week continues as the final day of the seventh annual TNABC […]

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