German authorities have shed some light on cryptocurrency tax implications. On February 27, 2018, the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Bundesministerium der Finanzen, released a message to the public clarifying that it would not tax cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin when they are used in payments. According to the document, when used for purchases, cryptocurrencies will […]
Several major telcos have unveiled a plan to enhance the security of mobile accounts, which has been a source of concern for members of the cryptocurrency community. The proposed system will reportedly employ blockchain technology. On March 1, the Mobile Authentication Taskforce, a cooperative effort between telcos AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, revealed that it […]
Kraken said it will give users several weeks to adjust to changes following news that the exchange will close SWIFT and SMBC accounts. The cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has sent an email to customers saying it will no longer support Japanese yen funding accounts of Japan-based financial provider Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). Additionally, the exchange […]
Blockchain technology has enabled a securities lending trade between two major banks, Credit Suisse Group AG and ING Groep NV. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Credit Suisse Group AG and ING Groep NV reported that a lending transaction totaling more than $30 million worth of securities was settled using blockchain-based software. Managing director at the […]
With the state’s blessing, CNET Antigua is planning to launch an Ethereum-based ICO to fund public-private development projects in Antigua and Barbuda. UPDATED | March 1, 2018: ETHNews has received a response from CNET Antigua regarding our inquiries; that update has been appended at the end of this article. ORIGINAL | February 28, 2018: The […]
Equi to Revolutionize Equity Market Through Blockchain Technology What gives one token more sparkle than the next is sometimes the names behind it. This is why EQUI is the brightest spark in the ICO sky with Ultimo lingerie business woman, Baroness Mone and her billionaire boyfriend Doug Barrowman, fronting a new revolution on the blockchain. […]
A roundtable discussion with 6 members of the ICO Alert Team Welcome to the ICO Alert Roundtable: a casual crypto discussion with a few members of the ICO Alert team. In this episode, we have Rob, Dimitry, Ryan, Zach Q, Zack G, and Joe. The ICO Alert Podcast showcases exclusive, in-depth interviews with founders of past, […]
Ethereum News Update There’s a lot of Ethereum news this morning, so I cherry-picked the three most interesting stories I could find. One of them, in particular, might affect our Ethereum price forecast. Before I get to those stories, however, you should probably know that ETH prices are down 1.95% against the U.S. dollar. The Ethereum […]
On November 24, 2015, James Levy received 40,000 ether from the Ethereum Foundation. Worth roughly $35,000 at the time (and nearly $35 million today), the grant was an award for Levy’s efforts to create an early smart contracting tool, and one of many meant to encourage work on what was then another nascent cryptocurrency in a sea […]
February 28, 2018 12:52 AM On Tuesday, Bill Gates provided his opinion on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Despite his previous excitement about bitcoin, it seems that the billionaire tech titan is not buying the present hype. In indicting cryptocurrencies for being complicit in drug-related deaths, Gates may be missing the bigger picture. On February […]
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