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Token Launches From Ethereum to Telegram: Where Do We Go From Here?

The time has come for policymakers and regulators to provide a workable pathway that allows blockchain tech to develop and grow. In February, United States Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Hester Peirce was asked to give her opinion on the SEC’s case against Telegram. She declined to comment at the time, as SEC officials do not speak publicly about ongoing enforcement actions. In late July, however, with the Telegram case settled, Commissioner Peirce gave a speech titled “Not Braking and Breakingâ€� that pointedly questioned the approach taken […]

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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Saw Surge in Investor Interest After March

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust issued almost twice as many shares, but arbitrage could have played a role. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, an investment tool that aims to provide an indirect exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) for investors in traditional markets, reported a significant increase in how many shares it issued between Q2 and Q1 of 2020. According to an Aug. 7 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the trust issued more than 87 million shares in Q2 2020, compared to the total of 133 million shares issued for […]

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Three Reasons Why NFT Market Is Bound to Rise and Shine

As the world becomes more and more digital, the solution to the question of ownership is already here in the form of NFTs. In early July 2020, the total sales of nonfungible tokens, or NFT, hit $100 million. And that is just the start. As the DeFi market reached $4 billion in locked value and leading cryptocurrencies started their rally to yearly highs, we might soon see a hockey-stick growth pattern in the NFT space. Let’s have a look at why it might be the case. Where […]

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Crypto-Friendly British App Revolut Reportedly Tripled Losses in 2019

Revolut’s losses in 2019 surged over 200% due to investment in international expansion, Revolut founder and CEO says. Revolut, a crypto-friendly trading app and one of the biggest fintechs in Europe, reportedly tripled its losses in 2019 despite growth in revenue and new customers. The London-based company reportedly posted a total loss of more than 106 million British pounds ($139 million), up from about 33 million pounds ($43 million) in 2018. Nik Storonsky, founder and CEO at Revolut, outlined that the massive losses in 2019 came despite […]

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Blockchain Firm Says Banks Need DLT to Manage Identities Better

Blockchain firm HashCash plans to create a federated and sovereign digital identity architecture to be used in banking processes. Blockchain firm HashCash Consultants claims that banks are “chief arbiters” of people’s identities, and need blockchain technology to do it better. According to an Aug. 11 announcement, “accurate identification of an individual is central to banking activities which makes them the chief arbiter of people’s identities.â€� Still, the current system is not without its issues: “The existing manual processes make identification time-consuming and susceptible to errors. HashCash aims […]

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Crypto Porn Startup Says Its New Governance System Is Better than DAOs

PornVisory is moving to a decentralized governance structure based on the DFO standard, which allegedly allows greater user influence than DAOs. Cryptocurrency pornography startup PornVisory is moving to a decentralized governance structure based on the (decentralized flexible organization) ​DFO standard. According to PornVisory, DFO governance will enable token holders to propose changes and vote on governance aspects that will be subject to community voting. Platform users will need to stack the platform’s PVY Ethereum-based tokens to access the governance system. The announcement comes shortly before the first […]

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3 Reasons Why MicroStrategy Adopted Bitcoin — And Why Others Will Too

The CEO of the company that just bought 21,454 BTC calls it “digital gold,â€� and the tide will cause the business world to admit the same, say supporters. MicroStrategy has adopted Bitcoin (BTC) as its reserve currency — and stunned commentators by purchasing over 21,000 BTC on Aug. 11. The world’s largest publicly-traded business intelligence company has swapped fiat for Bitcoin as its treasury reserve asset, but the reasons behind it suggest that more big businesses will have no choice but to do the same. Why did […]

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Indian State of Telangana Is Interested in Using Blockchain for E-Voting

The State Government of Telangana may develop a blockchain e-voting platform for state and national-level use. The Southern Indian state of Telangana may soon develop and test a blockchain-based electronic voting system to facilitate remote voting. Speaking at a webinar conducted by the Election Commission of India and Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency, the Principal Secretary of Information Technology Jayesh Ranjan suggested that the state may initially experiment with blockchain e-voting on a small scale and later widen the implementation. Members of the Election Commission of India, Ministry […]

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Lawyer to File Crypto Class-Action Seeking Billions From Social Media ‘Cartel’

Andrew Hamilton, the CEO of legal firm JPB Liberty, is ready to file a class-action lawsuit seeking billion in damages from the social media “cartelâ€� that sought to kill crypto in 2018. Andrew Hamilton, a lawyer with a background in computer science, is spearheading a class-action lawsuit accusing the social media and search giants Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for cartel-like behavior intended to kill off the burgeoning cryptocurrency sector. The suit, which has already amassed more than $600 million in claims, accuses the firms of acting […]

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100,000 Join Cointelegraph’s Blockchain Week Event in China

Cointelegraph’s recent China blockchain event spanned five continents and attracted 100,000 viewers. Around 100,000 people in total attended the 2020 Great Bay Area International Blockchain Week, hosted by Cointelegraph China and Cointelegraph in Shenzhen’s Great Bay district in the first week of August. Guests were divided between those who participated online and offline, according to Cointelegraph China’s report. The conference focused on investment, industry, public chain, trading platforms, mining and other fields. There were 11 round table forums, 26 keynote speeches, and more than 100 top guests […]

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