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Bitcoin’s Share of PoW Mining Rewards Now Above 80%

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:27
Rewards received by bitcoin miners form a major chunk of the salaries paid across major proof of work (PoW) blockchains, according to Yassine Elmandjra, a cryptocurrency analyst from ARK Invest.

Chrysler Building Owner Sells Stake in Zurich Property for ERC-20 Tokens and Cash

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:19
Property firm RFR Holdings accepted a 20 percent stake of the purchasing price in digital securities based on ethereum tech.

Coinbase-Led Crypto Ratings Council Plans Transparency Boost as New Members Join

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:00
The Crypto Ratings Council, formed by Coinbase, Kraken and other exchanges last year, has added eToro and Radar as members. It's also planning to unveil its asset rating framework this year.

Former CFTC Officials Ramp Up Push for Digital Dollar With Accenture Partnership

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:58
Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo and LabCFTC head Dan Gorfine are forming the Digital Dollar Foundation, working with Accenture to determine how best to create a U.S. central bank digital currency.

Fintech Startup Aims to Create New Asset Class With ‘Continuous’ ICO Model

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:55
A newly launched fintech firm hopes to leverage the token sale model to back investments in real-world assets. But it's taking a different approach than many previous projects.

Winklevoss-Led Gemini Exchange Now Has Its Own Insurance Company

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:00
Gemini, led by the Winklevoss twins, has set up its own insurance captive to cover loss of crypto in cold storage – with a possibly record-breaking $200M limit.

Bull Breather? Bitcoin Market Turns Indecisive at Two-Month High

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:00
Bitcoin's bulls are showing signs of exhaustion, having engineered a speedy rally to $8,900.

Liquid Exchange Cancels Sale of Telegram’s Gram Tokens

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:30
With the SEC lawsuit holding up the launch of Telegram's TON network, the Japan-based exchange has cancelled its sale of gram tokens and refunded investors.

Bithumb Exchange Fighting Back Against ‘Groundless’ $69M Tax Bill

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:27
The South Korea-based exchange is fighting a move by the country's tax authority to withhold over $69 million in tax on foreign cryptocurrency transactions.

Meet the DC Advocacy Org Helping Put Blockchain on the US Military’s Radar

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 23:00
The D.C.-based Value Technology Association helped lead the charge in requiring the U.S. Department of Defense to consider the benefits of blockchain technology.

Kraken Acquires One of Australia’s Longest-Running Crypto Exchanges

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:48
With its acquisition of Bit Trade, Kraken is making a major push into the Asia-Pacific region.

Venezuela’s Maduro: Airlines Must Use Petros to Pay for Fuel

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:27
The state oil company will only accept petro for airplane fuel, per a new decree from Venezuela's president.

Electric Coin Company SDK Paves Way for Shielded Zcash Payments on Mobile

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:20
The Electric Coin Company has released development tools to help build mobile wallets able to support shielded payments, which obfuscate addresses and transaction amounts.

Anchorage Moves Into Crypto Trading With New Brokerage Service

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:30
Crypto custodian Anchorage is launching a brokerage for its institutional clients, supporting the effort with new analysis and risk modeling capabilities after acquiring data startup Merkle Data.

The Open Index Protocol Aims to Decentralize Media

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:00
Amy James' Open Index Protocol is taking aim at YouTube and Instagram.

BTCPay Server Now Processing Blockstream’s Liquid Assets

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:33
BTCPay server now accepts assets issued on Blocksteam's sidechain, Liquid.

NBA Team Auctioning Basketball Star’s Jersey on Ethereum Blockchain

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:00
The Sacramento Kings plan to auction off Buddy Hield’s jersey from Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks using an ethereum-based platform built by ConsenSys.

Why Crypto’s ‘Rogue State’ Narrative Is a Risk to the Industry

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:45
From a North Korean blockchain conference to a sanctions-evading crypto hedge fund, does this type of activity present a narrative risk to the crypto industry as a whole?

NJ Counterterrorism Chief Warns US Congress: Crypto Is Funding ‘Domestic Extremism’

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:57
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Jared Maples predicted Wednesday that domestic terrorists will increasingly turn to bitcoin.

Crypto Analytics Firm Elliptic to Tell US Congress Privacy Coins Need Stricter AML Rules

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:00
Elliptic head of policy Liat Shetret will recommend that the U.S. push for greater enforcement of anti-money laundering regulation of crypto exchanges, including for traders using privacy coins, in a Congressional hearing on human trafficking.