An interview with Will Harborne, the Project Lead at Ethfinex My guest today is Will Harborne, the Project Lead at Ethfinex: a new decentralized exchange from Bitfinex. During the podcast, we’ll talk about the Ethfinex platform, why they want to decentralize their entire exchange infrastructure, their plans for the future, and more. Without further ado, let’s […]
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange announced it is going to launch a cryptocurrency data feed built for hedge fund clients, banks, and trading firms. Image by Mikhail Leonov. Alibaba Launches Cryptocurrency Mining Platform Alibaba has launched a cryptocurrency mining platform, according to Coin Telegraph. In a tweet, CnLedger reported that Alibaba “may incorporate” P2P […]
Given the recent rollercoaster in Ethereum prices, it’s time to consider what makes ETH more valuable than the 1,400 other cryptocurrencies on the market. I call this theory “trickle-down cryptonomics”—others call it “fat protocol theory.” What am I talking about? To put it simply, Ethereum’s greatest strength is that it serves as a launching pad […]
On Thursday, two prominent trade groups received a letter from the SEC demanding answers about cryptocurrency investment funds. On January 18, 2018, the director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Investment Management, Dalia Blass, issued a letter addressed to the heads of two trade groups: the Investment Company Institute and the Securities […]
The CFTC has accused The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited of defrauding customers. The story of wild deception leads observers to wonder how many other scams are out there. A complaint filed on January 18, 2018 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) alleges that since April 2017 until now, the CEO of The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited […]
On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated their concerns about the cryptocurrency markets. On January 19, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) co-enforcement directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin as well as Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforcement director James McDonald issued a joint statement on virtual currency enforcement […]
January 19, 2018 11:00 PM If it is legitimate, a document released by authorities in Beijing will prohibit payment service providers from facilitating cryptocurrency-related transactions, among other stipulations. Reports from state-owned media sources in China on January 19, 2018, indicate that a circular, titled “Notice Concerning the Self-examination and Rectification of Providing Payment Services for […]
On Thursday, the International Organization of Securities Commissions reminded investors to take care when deciding whether to participate in token offerings (ICOs). On January 18, 2018, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Board published a cautionary note about initial coin offerings (token offerings). “There are clear risks associated with these offerings. ICOs are highly […]
January 19, 2018 11:40 PM Visa’s CEO made a statement in a recent interview that the company will not be processing transactions based on cryptocurrencies. In an interview, Visa CEO Alfred Kelly said that his company “won’t process transactions that are cryptocurrency-based, we’ll only process fiat currency-based transactions.” Responding on January 17 to a question […]
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