30 June 2018

Headlines Japan’s Crypto-Friendly Regulator to Leave in Summer, What Will Change?Nobuchika Mori, Japan’s longest-serving regulator and chief of Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) who is responsible for most of the crypto regulations imposed by the Japanese government, is expected to leave this summer, according to FT. Mori’s Forward-Thinking Approach For many years, with strict capital […]

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29 June 2018

Headlines Reinsurance Giants Tap Blockchain for Data Transparency BoostA group of reinsurance giants in China are jointly developing a blockchain system aimed to reduce data disparities in the industry. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Major Coins Drop 5%; Crypto Market Loses $9 BillionThe cryptocurrency market has lost over $9 billion over the past 24 hours as […]

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28 June 2018

Headlines FBI Working on 130 Cryptocurrency-Related InvestigationsWhile supervisory special agency Kyle Armstrong says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sees cryptocurrencies in a neutral light, he mentioned at a conference that  the agency currency has 130 open cases related to virtual currency. Armstrong made his remarks at Wednesday’s Crypto Evolved conference in New York. He […]

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27 June 2018

Headlines Risk Flight? Bitcoin Dominance Hits 9-Week HighBitcoin’s percentage of the crypto market is up – a sign that investors are likely switching their money from alternative cryptocurrencies. Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of ‘Blockchain Island’ PlanMalta’s parliament has passed three bills on crypto assets and blockchain, in a big step toward its […]

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26 June 2018

Headlines Exclusive: Maltese Parliament to Pass Second Reading on 3 Cryptocurrency BillsThe Maltese Parliament will be passing the three cryptocurrency and blockchain bills through their second reading later on today, CCN can exclusively reveal. This important development was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Innovation Silvio Schembri in his opening speech at the Malta Institute […]

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25 June 2018

Headlines Blockchain CEO Says Bitcoin Adoption Will Take Long Time, Survivors Will WinCNBC’s Brian Kelly believes that sentiment surrounding the cryptocurrency market has hit the bottom, along with adoption rates. But Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, believes that this should be of no worry as users should stay in the market “for the long haul.” […]

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24 June 2018

Headlines EY Launches Blockchain Content Rights Platform in Partnership with MicrosoftGlobal leader in advisory services, EY, in partnership with Microsoft announced a blockchain based solution which facilitates content rights and royalties management. To start things off, Microsoft and affiliated game publishers will be using the solution in the gaming industry, although this sort of a solution […]

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23 June 2018

Headlines CNBC Holds “Funeral” For Bitcoin, Brian Kelly Says Bitcoin is Still Not DeadCNBC is back again, with more cryptocurrency antics on the ‘Fast Money’ segment. However this time, Fast Money host, Melissa Lee, took jabs at the cryptocurrency market, holding a ‘funeral’ for Bitcoin.   Fast Money Holds “Funeral” For Bitcoin, As Bitcoin approached […]

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22 June 2018

Headlines The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)Introducing on-chain governance to crypto networks is likely to make them more like nation-states with the inefficiencies that entails. EOS User Posts Private Key Online, Dares Critics to Steal FundsIt’s a truth universally acknowledged that one should never expose their private keys to another […]

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21 June 2018

Headlines Enigma Price Bounces Following Intel PartnershipThe Enigma price jumped today on news that the company will partner with Intel to develop privacy-preserving computing technologies. The price for the privacy-centric altcoin moved from $1.39 to $1.65 today, according to CoinMarketCap, its best performance in more than a week, edging closer to the $2.16 peak it […]

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20 June 2018

Headlines Tether Review Claims Crypto Asset Fully Backed – But There’s a CatchTether has finally produced a third-party report proclaiming that its cryptocurrency, USDT, is fully backed by U.S. dollars – with some big caveats. $800 Million: ICON’s Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 HoursICON is gearing up for its token swap which will […]

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19 June 2018

Headlines Active Blockchain Projects in Use? Logistics is Overtaking FinanceMany predicted that finance would be among the first innovators in blockchain. Harvard Business Review concluded that education about blockchain is no longer lacking in finance as it is in industries like manufacturing, predicting we’ll see finance projects finished first. Part of that statement is true. […]

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18 June 2018

Headlines Metropolitan Bank Is Handling Millions for Crypto Clients (And It Wants More)To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank in New York, they’re “pioneers.” Bitcoin Miners in China’s Remote Regions are Undeterred By RestrictionsThough Chinese authorities have previously taken various measures aimed at curtailing the trading of cryptocurrencies, […]

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17 June 2018

Headlines ‘Selling Crypto Now Is Like Selling Apple in 2001’: eToro CEOEver since the arrival of Bitcoin, many people have predicted that “soon” all of the cryptocurrencies will crash. The trends in cryptocurrencies have been compared to global events such as tulipmania, the 1929 stock market crash and the dotcom bubble. However, even after the […]

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16 June 2018

Headlines AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake NewsThe popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the […]

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15 June 2018

Headlines Felines to Futbol: NFTs Are Crypto’s Hottest New BuzzwordThe crypto industry is buzzing about NFTs, non-fungible tokens, because it’s clear CryptoKitties and its clones just might make the tech mainstream. Bittrex Enables Individual Traders to Trade US Dollar-to-CryptocurrencyBittrex announced it is now taking on retail customers trading in US dollars in four states as […]

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14 June 2018

Headlines Statue of Satoshi Nakamoto May Soon Replace Toppled Lenin in KievA group of cryptocurrency proponents from the Ukraine have a plan to erect of statue of Satoshi Nakamoto in the capital city, Kiev. True to anonymous Bitcoin founder’s future-looking vision, the statue will be a digital one that is only visible when using a […]

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13 June 2018

Headlines Relief Rally Ahead? Litecoin Looks Oversold Below $100Litecoin hit fresh 2018 lows on Wednesday, but could be in for corrective rally courtesy of oversold conditions. A ‘Crypto Shopping Mall’ Is Being Tested in SloveniaA major shopping center in Slovenia is widening a cryptocurrency payments pilot across 24 businesses. Coinbase, Ripple Blast Company Creating Tokens […]

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12 June 2018

Headlines Ethereum Classic Price Soars 20 Percent after Coinbase Teases ETC ListingThe ethereum classic price rose by more than 20 percent after US cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase announced that it would begin rolling out ETC support later this year. Coinbase to List Ethereum Classic (ETC) Coinbase announced on Monday that ethereum classic would become the […]

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11 June 2018

Headlines This Russian County’s Website Was Hacked to Mine CryptocurrencyA Russian county website was hijacked, redirecting visitors to a cryptocurrency mining malware site. Korea Will Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like Commercial Banks, Legitimizing IndustryThe Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) and other local financial agencies will regulate cryptocurrency exchanges like banks, imposing strict anti-money laundering (AML) policies […]

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10 June 2018

Headlines Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Plunges Below $6,700, Crypto Market Dips Below $300 BillionThe bitcoin price plunged below $6,700 on Sunday as the market endured a double-digit percentage sell-off. The cryptocurrency markets had traded down for the majority of the weekend, and on Sunday morning the bitcoin price began to tumble toward the $7,000 mark. At […]

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9 June 2018

Headlines Wall Street Analyst Says $25,000 Bitcoin Prediction in 2018 is Still in PlayThe cryptocurrency market has slowed over the past few days, with Bitcoin holding price levels within the mid $7,000s. However, Robert Sluymer and Tom Lee, both from market analysis firm, Fundstrat, believe that this will change very shortly. Tom Lee Reaffirms His […]

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8 June 2018

Headlines Another Investor Lawsuit Claims XRP Is a SecurityA new lawsuit claims XRP is a security controlled by Ripple. Embracing Regulation Is Good for Bitcoin, Analyst SaysBitcoin is treading water since testing the $6,000 level for ground in early February 2018. The previous bullish momentum was capable of printing its all-time high near $20,000, but […]

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7 June 2018

Headlines Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance ‘Limitations’Russian president Vladimir Putin is still skeptical about cryptocurrencies, he said Thursday. Where’s EOS? Rival Groups Now Competing to Launch Official BlockchainThere are now two EOS blockchains being tested by rival groups. And while that might be worrisome, the groups say they’ll work together in the […]

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6 June 2018

Headlines Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech LaunchThree years after Ripple shelved Codius, Stefan Thomas is bringing the smart contract platform back to life with his eyes set on disrupting Ethereum. CFTC Denies FOIA Request for Bitfinex and Tether SubpoenasThe top U.S. futures regulator has denied a FOIA request related to cryptocurrency […]

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5 June 2018

Headlines US Universities Are Investing in Cryptocurrency Hedge FundsA lawyer specialising in cryptocurrency hedge funds has said that some universities have been making small investments into digital assets. John Lore claims that crypto hedge funds are proving an attractive opportunity for academic institutions on the east coast of America. Universities Are Some of the First […]

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4 June 2018

Headlines Less Than 1% of EOS Addresses Hold 86% of the TokensThe year-long EOS initial coin offering (ICO) wrapped up last week, and after raising approximately $4 billion Block.one fulfilled its promise to release EOSIO 1.0, the first (and Block.one’s only) version of the EOS mainnet software. Since Block.one will not be participating in the […]

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3 June 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Bounces Back, Students Sink Deeper into Debt, and Millennial Men Opt for CryptoBitcoin is springing back from a downward spiral that saw a 7-day low of $7,108, according to WorldMarketCap. At time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $7,716. Meanwhile, student loan rates are rising and those indebted are taking on larger loans. […]

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2 June 2018

Headlines Crypto Cult? Augur Founder Creates Ethereum-based Religion Called 0x?Matt Liston is starting his own religion — and he’s putting it on the blockchain. Liston has had a turbulent past in the crypto eco-system, suing the company he claims he helped found for $152 million. Augur created a market prediction tool and raised $5 million […]

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1 June 2018

Headlines IBM Patents System That Creates Audited Blockchain ‘Checkpoints’IBM has won two patents for a system that verifies the integrity of a blockchain, certifying that it has passed certain audit requirements at particular periods in time. Both patents were approved on May 31 and are related in that they describe certified, audit-able “checkpoints.” The main goal […]

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