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Credit Suisse Arm Sees Blockchain Benefits After Fund Distribution Trial

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00
A Credit Suisse subsidiary has completed a blockchain trial for fund transactions, concluding the tech offers "considerable benefits."

Latest Lightning Code Release Trolls With a ‘Block Size’ Increase

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:00
The latest code version for the lightning network, often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments, includes a "block size increase."

Winklevoss Brothers Ordered to Pay $45K Worth of Charlie Shrem’s Legal Fees

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:30
Investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been ordered to pay back $45,000 in legal fees incurred by entrepreneur Charlie Shrem as part of an ongoing lawsuit that alleges he failed to broker a series of promised cryptocurrency purchases on their behalf. In the order, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of […]

Blockchain Analysis Links Hamas Fundraising to Coinbase Bitcoin Account

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:30
Hamas is soliciting bitcoin donations for its military operations, but so far has only garnered a few thousand dollars.

Someone Is Impersonating Bitcoin Futures Platfom Bakkt to Raise Money

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:00
There's a website out there masquerading as Bakkt in an apparent attempt to bilk people out of their bitcoin.

Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:00
Ripple has partnered with another 10 top universities for its international blockchain research program, bringing the total to 29.

Crypto Futures Platform ErisX Hires Execs From Barclays and YouTube

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:05
Crypto trading firm ErisX has hired a COO from megabank Barclays and a head of infrastructure from YouTube.

Crypto Broker Led by Uber and E*Trade Alums Is Going Public

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:00
Voyager, a crypto brokerage founded by Uber and E*Trade alums, is going public via a $60 million reverse merger.

Korean Central Bank Study: Issuing Digital Currency Poses Financial Risk

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 07:05
A Bank of Korea study concluded that a central bank digital currency could adversely affect commercial banks and ultimately financial stability.

Little Relief in Sight as Bitcoin Price Closes at 7.5-Week Low

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:00
With bitcoin closing yesterday at the lowest level in 7.5 weeks, the gradual sell-off is showing no signs of abating.

QuadrigaCX: Indian Hospital Releases Details About CEO’s Death

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:00
Private hospital Fortis Escorts has released details of the death of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX.

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Plans Blockchain Platform in H2

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:00
Switzerland's top stock exchange, SIX, aims to roll out a blockchain platform to speed up trading later this year.

Ethereum Foundation Weighs $15 Million Bid to Build ‘Randomness’ Tech

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:20
The Ethereum Foundation may spend $15 million on a project implementing randomness tech called "Verifiable Delay Functions."

The Collapse of QuadrigaCX: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:00
The growing scandal around the QuadrigaCX crypto exchange has numerous angles – and raises many questions.

Is ConsenSys Startup Token Foundry Dead or Doing Something Different?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:00
Since losing its founder in August, sources say ICO platform Token Foundry is alive in name only.

Circle’s Head of Partnerships Joins Blockchain Startup Celo

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:15
Chuck Kimble, who helped develop the USDC stablecoin for Circle, has joined blockchain startup Celo as head of strategic partnerships.

Opera Adds Crypto Buying Service to Android Wallet

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:30
Opera has teamed up with crypto brokerage Safello to let users buy ether directly from its Android browser-based wallet.

Abra’s Blockchain App to Let Users Make Small Stock, ETF Investments

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:30
Abra is adding a new feature to its blockchain-based app that will allow global users to invest in fractions of stocks and ETFs.

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 07:00
Lingerie purchasing as a bitcoin use case is much less far-fetched than you might imagine.

Little-Known Resistance May Be Blocking Bitcoin Price Bounce

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:00
Bitcoin price gains may be capped by a key moving average that has been acting as stiff resistance since mid-January.