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Numerai to Cut Token Supply by 10 Million to Become ‘Decentralized as F*ck’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:00
Numerai, a next-gen hedge fund, plans to decentralize its platform by destroying the keys to the smart contract controlling its token supply.

Air Force Grad School Launches Blockchain Demo Site

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:01
The Air Force Institute of Technology has published a demonstration website aimed at helping professionals learn about blockchain.

Crypto Exchange Poloniex Launches Institutional Trading Services

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:50
Poloniex announced it was opening institutional trading accounts as of Tuesday.

Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:20
Medici Ventures has bought a $2.5 million equity stake in GrainChain, a software firm launching its own blockchain and stablecoin.

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:15
U.S. Treasury Department Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker called for global efforts to police malicious actors' use of cryptocurrencies.

Hyperledger Launches Cryptography Toolbox for Blockchain Developers

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:00
Hyperledger has launched a new tool for blockchain developers – a modular cryptographic library aimed to reduce work duplication and bugs.

Coinbase’s Former Fraud Lead Has Left to Join Tech Firm Twilio

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:30
One of Coinbase's longest-servicing employees, risk operations manager Rees Atlas, has left the Silicon Valley cryptocurrency exchange for Twilio.

Signature Bank Wins New York Approval for ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Payments

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:20
Signature Bank is launching a blockchain-based real-time payments system in early 2019 and has just got the green light in New York.

Swiss Regulator’s ‘Relaxed’ Fintech License Covers Blockchain Firms

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:00
Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority has introduced a new "relaxed" fintech license that can apply to blockchain and crypto firms.

Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:38
ErisX has closed a $27.5 million Series B funding round to build a regulated crypto spot and futures market.

$35 Million: Sequoia, Baidu Back Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:59
Conflux, a scalable blockchain project with a Turing Award-winning co-founder, has raised $35 million from backers including Sequoia and Baidu.

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:00
An Iranian bitcoin trader added to the U.S. Treasury's OFAC sanctions list last week claims he’s been wrongfully blacklisted.

Closing on $4k: Bitcoin Price Recovers From One-Week Lows

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:10
A quick recovery from one-week lows seen today may have helped bitcoin avert a bigger sell-off, but the bulls are not out of the woods yet.

Singapore Government Agency Backs New Blockchain Accelerator

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00
Enterprise Singapore, a government agency set up to develop the startup ecosystem, is supporting a new blockchain accelerator program.

Chinese Crypto Billionaire to Help Lead Hong-Kong-Listed Blockchain Firm

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 04:00
Veteran Chinese crypto investor Li Xiaolai has joined a blockchain firm listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as an executive director and co-CEO.

US Government Is Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 13:01
A pre-solicitation published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asks about conducting forensic analysis on privacy coins like zcash and monero.

G20 Leaders Pledge Crypto-Asset Regulation After Buenos Aires Meeting

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00
G20 leaders declared that they would regulate crypto to mitigate financial crimes in a statement after this weekend's summit.

Thailand Government Trials Blockchain in Fight Against Tax Fraud

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:00
The tax authority in Thailand is testing a blockchain system that tracks value-added tax (VAT) payments and potentially eliminate fakes.

Ohio Accelerators to Pump Over $100 Million into Blockchain Startups

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:20
Two startup accelerators in the U.S. state of Ohio are reportedly to invest more than $100 million into blockchain firms, and more may follow.

GM Patent Touts Blockchain As Data Solution for Self-Driving Cars

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 07:05
Blockchain can be used to store and share data collected by autonomous vehicles, according to a patent application by GM.