Coinbase makes a notable acquisition, U.S. Justice department takes a deeper look at price manipulation, Google approaches Vitalik Buterin, and top gainers, big losers and everything else going on with crypto! Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Paradex According to cnbc, Coinbase has bought a decentralized exchange named Paradex. This move by Coinbase is notable for two reasons. […]
Two Russian financial institutions prepare to test a new regulatory platform with hopes of making ICOs more secure and transparent. Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) and Sberbank CIB will test a new regulatory platform created by the Bank of Russia, the country’s central bank. Both banks’ core lines of business include asset management and investment […]
Three years ago, Augur, a prediction market system that runs on the ethereum blockchain, held one of the first initial coin offerings (ICOs), long before the funding mechanism gained mainstream momentum. Between August 7 and September 5, 2015, the project issued 8.8 million reputation (REP) tokens from a maximum circulating supply of 11 million tokens, […]
The Shenzhen branch of the Chinese tax administration has partnered with Tencent to develop blockchain solutions to a sticky tax problem. The Shenzhen Municipal Office of the State Administration of Taxation has announced a partnership with the Shenzhen-based tech giant, Tencent, aimed at fighting tax fraud. The joint project, called the “Intelligent Tax” Innovation Laboratory, […]
A committee in the European Parliament passed a resolution that could lead to the use of distributed ledger technology throughout the continent. On May 16th, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy passed a resolution outlining the benefits of adopting distributed ledger technology (DLT). The author of the resolution, Eva Kaili, a member of […]
Cryptocurrencies may present more risks than benefits, according to the governor of the Spanish central bank. However, Governor Linde also believes that distributed ledger technology offers the potential for cost reduction and improved efficiency. On May 23, 2018, Luis María Linde, governor of Spain’s central bank, shared his thoughts on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology […]
A person or group made off with about $18 million after gaining control of 51 percent of the network’s hash power. On May 18, 2018, the bitcoin gold network suffered what could be a multi-million-dollar loss from a 51 percent attack. During the attack, the perpetrator was able to steal 388,201 BTG, presently worth approximately […]
Four unnamed sources with access to information about current US Department of Justice investigations have provided details of an ongoing joint investigation between the department and the CFTC into cryptocurrency price manipulation. The United States Department of Justice is apparently conducting an investigation into suspected price manipulation of bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies by […]
According to a Thursday report, Noble Bank International has provided its banking services to Bitfinex since sometime in 2017. The cryptocurrency exchange seems to have cycled through a series of banking relationships after Wells Fargo abruptly ended its relationship with the company in April 2017. The 1976 film All the President’s Men popularized the phrase […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has shut down an ICO and issued a warning to eight digital token exchanges about possible securities law violations. On May 24, 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) demanded an unidentified ICO cease selling tokens in Singapore, as it determined the offering was in violation of the country’s Securities and […]
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