Regardless of its massive electricity demands, cryptocurrency mining is captured under normal EU regulation, explained European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on Friday. Gabriel called cryptocurrencies a “new factor driving energy demand,” which will be “kept under review” by the European Commission. On March 9, 2018, one day after the European Commission released its FinTech action plan, […]
Praetorian Group aims to conduct first-ever SEC-registered STO, U.S. federal judge rules that cryptocurrencies are commodities, top 5 cryptocurrency price changes, and more! The Praetorian Group has filed its USD 75 million STO with the U.S. SEC. Image from vectopicta. Praetorian Group Files Application to Conduct First-Ever SEC-Registered STO The Praetorian Group, referred to as a […]
ETHNews examines some of the second layer solutions currently being developed to help make blockchain technology more scalable, namely, plasma and sharding. In January, ETHNews published an article surveying some of the major second layer solutions being explored in connection with the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains. This piece continues that exploration. “Second layer” is a […]
E.U.’s 2018 Financial Action Plan prioritizes blockchain adoption, investigator suggests ICO ad bans are result of pressures from law enforcement agencies, top 5 cryptocurrency price changes, and more! The European Union is attempting to facilitate blockchain adoption with its new 2018 Fintech Action Plan. Image from artjazz. E.U.’s 2018 Financial Action Plan Aims to Facilitate Blockchain Adoption […]
A bombshell investigation by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab reveals startling evidence that sophisticated malware developed by a Canadian software firm was disseminated through a prominent Egyptian telecom company, infecting user devices with cryptocurrency mining scripts. A detailed investigative report published today by Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global […]
During a defining five-minute period on January 27, 2018, the nominal market cap of Tether rose by more than $600 million. Today, close to 40 percent of USDT trade occurs on OKEx and Binance. It doesn’t take a genius – or even a technical analyst – to see that there are some intriguing movements on […]
In a surprise appearance at the ethereum community conference EthCC in Paris Friday, ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin presented a scaling solution for Plasma, a system of smart contracts that seeks to increase the computational potential of the world’s second-largest blockchain. Created by Buterin and Bitcoin Lightning Network co-creator Joseph Poon last year, the scaling solution […]
Events that will shape the next decades of our future are happening now. Before we get into the details, I’d like to explain my background briefly. I’m a Ukrainian immigrant who moved to the U.S. at a young age. My interest in financial markets started in college. Shortly after my graduation, I began my professional […]
Ethereum’s moon math is showing signs of coming back to earth. Such was the feeling at EthCC, an ethereum developer conference in Paris, Thursday, where a dedicated privacy track struck a somber note compared to years past. Indeed, despite a software upgrade in October that saw improvements built to pave the way for confidentiality, such […]
A senior investigator at the Manitoba Securities Commission has revealed that the choice by Facebook to remove cryptocurrency-related ads was not brought on by the company’s collective nagging conscience, but by pressure from the FBI. Google might soon be feeling that pressure as well. On January 30, 2018, Facebook’s product management director, Rob Leathern, informed […]
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