Australia’s financial intelligence agency published new regulatory stipulations today for digital currency exchanges operating within the island nation. New regulatory stipulations published today, April 3, 2018, by Australia’s financial intelligence agency, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), are based on legislation that was proposed in 2017 and aren’t likely to catch any domestically-based digital […]
Ethereum developer Piper Merriam opened Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) #958 on Github on March 30, presenting the idea of a possible hard fork in the Ethereum (ETH) protocol to invalidate ETH ASICs. Vlad Zamfir, another developer with the Ethereum Foundation, posed the same question on Twitter March 28. 57 percent of respondents voted yes. Both […]
iStock.com/Evgeny Gromov Ethereum News Analysis Two seemingly contradictory things are happening in cryptocurrency markets: 1) Valuations are shrinking, and 2) Blockchain adoption is growing. These trends appear to be in conflict. What exactly is going on? Well, the first thing to remember is you’re not in a nightmare. Ethereum prices are truly trading below $400.00, […]
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin used April Fool’s day to indulge himself in some ecosystem humor that some mistook for actual fact … Silly Ether Bunny, tricks are for kids! Verifiable truth is one of the main reasons why distributed ledger technologies (DLT) like blockchain are so important – especially in today’s charged and polarized news […]
With help from CipherTrace, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may soon enhance its cryptocurrency monitoring. Today, ETHNews spoke with CipherTrace CEO Dave Jevans. On March 27, 2018, GovTribe – an aggregator of federal contracting information – published a “notification of the SEC’s intent to award a single source purchase order to CipherTrade Inc,” […]
The crypto markets are seeing a slight upward trend Saturday, March 31, after hitting monthly lows this week, according to data from Coin360. Bitcoin (BTC) is above $7,000 again, trading for around $7,140 and up over 2 percent over a 24 hour period to press time. BTC saw a 24 hr low today of $6,623, […]
Intel filed a patent application, which was recently published, for a system that would allow vehicles to transmit data to third parties in a way that protects the driver/owner’s privacy. The system would accomplish this, in part, by using blockchain technology, private key encryption, and zero-knowledge proofs. In late 2016, the technology and manufacturing giant […]
A board member with Gazprombank has revealed that the financial institution could run a cryptocurrency-related pilot in Switzerland through a local subsidiary there. According to reports from Russian media, the state-owned Gazprombank, which was founded by the majority state-owned oil giant Gazprom, might conduct a small cryptocurrency pilot in Switzerland through a subsidiary later this […]
On Thursday, Chilean media reported that BancoEstado will close an account belonging to Orionx. This follows similar reports about cryptocurrency platforms BUDA and Crypto MKT, which together called for regulatory clarification through an open letter. In nine days, BancoEstado – the last Chilean bank supporting cryptocurrency trading platforms – will close the account of cryptocurrency […]
iStock.com/rclassenlayouts Ethereum News Update As Ethereum prices shed another 10% on Thursday morning, it seems appropriate to ask big questions: Were Ethereum prices in a bubble? Is that why ETH prices are crashing? Or is there a different explanation? My initial reaction is that, no, Ethereum prices were not in a bubble. However, it’s important […]
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