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Russia’s Central Bank Is Considering Launching a Digital Currency

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:30
The head of Russia's central bank has said the institution is investigating the possible future launch of a digital currency.

Stonewalled by FINRA, Up to 40 Crypto Securities Wait in Limbo for Launch

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:00
Wall Street watchdog FINRA has sat for as long as 12 months on roughly 40 broker-dealer applications by blockchain startups.

Breez Reveals Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Payments App for iPhone

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:10
Now in beta for the iPhone, Breez's app harnesses lighting, Neutrino and atomic swaps to make bitcoin P2P payments feasible for daily transactions.

Russian Hackers May Have Carried Out Largest Ever Crypto Exchange Theft

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:40
Russian hackers, not North Korean, may be the bad actors behind probably the biggest ever theft from a cryptocurrency exchange.

3 Reasons Bitcoin’s Price is Rallying Above $9K

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:15
Bitcoin rose above $9,000 over the weekend, taking cumulative year-to-date gains to more than 150 percent. Here's three likely reasons why.

BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen Takes Over as CEO at Chia Network

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:00
Bram Cohen has taken over as CEO of his current company, Chia Network – a firm creating a less energy-intensive cryptocurrency.

Korean Crypto Exchanges Update T&Cs to Accept Liability for Hacks

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:25
Five South Korean crypto exchanges have been forced to update their terms and conditions to accept liability for potential hacks and service issues.

Crypto Is an Important Defense Against Today’s Orwellian Surveillance

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:00
An effort to change extradition laws in Hong Kong has sparked protests – and questions about digital privacy and the right to transact, writes Mike Casey.

Bitmain Lawsuit Seeks Millions from Staffers Who Founded Rival Mining Pool

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 22:10
Crypto mining giant Bitmain is locked in a legal battle with former employees who started a rival bitcoin mining pool, Poolin.

Hype or Hope? A Meeting of the Minds for the Benefit of Crypto

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 05:21
Justin Sun’s upcoming lunch with Warren Buffett is a genius marketing play that can only help the cryptocurrency sector, writes Noelle Acheson.

Above $9.3K: Bitcoin’s Price Prints 13-Month High

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:57
Bitcoin's price rose to 13-month highs above $9,300 on Sunday, taking cumulative weekly gains to 17 percent.

Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 13:00
The last time Bitcoin shot past 1 million daily active addresses was in November, 2017.

It’s FATF’s Way or the Highway for Crypto Exchanges. That’s a Big Mistake

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 11:15
The crypto industry can fight money launderers effectively, but not the way FATF wants it to, a CEX.IO compliance officer writes.

I Was Reddit’s First (And Only) Cryptocurrency Engineer

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 09:35
Before his move to supporting Craig Wright's bitcoin SV, Ryan X Charles describes his short-lived tenure at reddit and the trolls who made his life hell.

Crypterium Introduces Global Crypto Payments Card

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:30
The card offers zero fees for bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin transactions.

Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:28
The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the story. Watch more here as three lawyers discuss the case, its merits and its potential impacts for the crypto industry as a whole.

Smart Contract Startup Tapped By Google As Blockchain Partner

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:00
SmartContract.com, a middleware supplier that melds traditional computing tools with dApps, has partnered with Google to get big data onto the blockchain.

Facebook’s GlobalCoin May Be A ‘Historic Initiative,’ Say RBC Analysts

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:00
Analysts are bullish on Facebook's upcoming blockchain product.

Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:05
Philosophical disagreements with crypto experts have slowed the development of Facebook's GlobalCoin, sources say.

Icelandic Regulators Approve Startup’s Plan for Fiat Payments on Ethereum

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:30
In a European first, the ConsenSys-backed Monerium has received approval to run fiat over a blockchain as a regulated form of payment.