30 June 2018

Headlines VeChain Thor Blockchain Launches, Token Swap to Take Place Mid-JulyVeChain has officially launched its main network and the first block has been mined successfully. VeChain Mainnet Launches VeChain Thor is a blockchain platform aimed at driving enterprise businesses to use blockchain solutions. The main network launch was preceded by deploying the first authority master […]

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29 June 2018

Headlines Keeping Ethereum’s Promise: CryptoKitties Is Embracing Open-SourceBy moving to open-source more of the CryptoKitties codebase, the ethereum-based startup is making its project more of a true decentralized app. Polish Bitcoin Association Challenges Banks Over Crypto Account RefusalsAn industry group in Poland is attempting to challenge banks that have allegedly denied services for firms working […]

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28 June 2018

Headlines Indian Bank Kotak Mahindra Taps Ripple for Instant International RemittanceMajor Indian private bank Kotak Mahindra is the latest financial institution to join RippleNet, Ripple’s enterprise blockchain network, to enable inward remittances. In an announcement [PDF], Kotak Mahindra Bank revealed it use San Francisco-based Ripple’s blockchain technology to power inward international remittances in India, the […]

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27 June 2018

Headlines US State Seeks to Confiscate $24 Million in Dark Web BitcoinThe crackdown of vendors on darkweb marketplaces lets the U.S. government seize 4,000 bitcoins and now it wants to confiscate all of them. Crypto Service Uphold to Launch Securities Division, List ICO TokensCryptocurrency-based financial services platform Uphold has announced that it will launch a […]

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26 June 2018

Headlines 2 APAC Nations Have Ruled Out Central Bank Digital CurrenciesThe central banks of both Australia and New Zealand have said they do not plan to create their own digital currencies – at least for now. Overwinter Is Here: Zcash Claims ‘Successful’ First Hard ForkZcash has successfully activated its Overwinter hard fork, setting the privacy-focused […]

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25 June 2018

Headlines China’s Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops BitcoinChina’s Global Public Chain Assessment Index has released its second monthly evaluation of blockchain networks – with perhaps surprising results. AlipayHK Opens Blockchain Remittance Corridor to the PhilippinesThe payment affiliate of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched a blockchain-based remittance service between Hong Kong […]

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24 June 2018

Headlines Why Tech Darlings Robinhood and Square Don’t Care About Cryptocurrency ProfitsRobinhood, a major stock trading app based in the US, whose valuation surged from $1.5 billion to $6 billion after integrating cryptocurrency, said that the company does not expect to generate large profits in the near future, and the company is fine with it. […]

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23 June 2018

Headlines Cambodia Issues Warning Against Unlicensed Cryptocurrency TradingAuthorities in Cambodia have formally warned domestic investors that they risk incurring penalties for buying, selling, or trading cryptocurrencies without getting a license first. “Any person or legal entity that propagates to mobilize funds, buys, sells, trades or settles Crypto Currencies without obtaining license from competent authorities shall […]

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22 June 2018

Headlines Ethereum Co-Founder Has ‘Biggest Stake’ in VeChain and QtumAnthony Di Iorio, the billionaire co-founder of $50 billion blockchain network Ethereum and cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx, said that Chinese blockchain projects such as Qtum and VeChain will succeed. “The biggest stake for me is in Qtum and VeChain right now, the two Chinese projects. There’s much […]

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21 June 2018

Headlines SEC Obtains Another Order to Freeze Plexcoin ICO AssetsThe US Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an additional emergency court order from a federal court in Brooklyn, New York freezing assets linked to Dominic Lacroix, the founder of PlexCoin whose assets were frozen when the its ICO was halted amid a fraud investigation in […]

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20 June 2018

Headlines Amsterdam Airport Reveals Its First Cryptocurrency ATMPassengers visiting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will now be able to trade their Euros for cryptocurrencies, through a newly launched cryptocurrency ATM. Schiphol Unexpectedly Announces Cryptocurrency ATM On June the 20th, Schiphol Airport announced the installation of its first cryptocurrency ATM. According to the blog post released by the […]

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19 June 2018

Headlines Crypto Miners Embrace Cheap Power in Europe’s Poorest CountryIn Kosovo, Europe’s poorest country, there are few job opportunities for a population of which 50% are under 25 and most adults in the country wish to go abroad to work away from rampant corruption and cronyism. There is at least one positive asset though, cheap […]

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18 June 2018

Headlines Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to IncubatorNvidia is supporting a blockchain startup as part of its Inception Program, which seeks to support artificial intelligence development. This Japanese Village Is Planning Its Own ICOA Japanese village is launching the country’s first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the municipal level. Crypto-Loving US Senate Candidate Forced […]

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17 June 2018

Headlines In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to WatchDigital identity is scattered and insecure. ConsenSys’ uPort project wants to rework the internet to make “self-sovereign identity” a reality. How to Explain Crypto Collectibles to Your BankerWhen Wells Fargo thinks your video game company is a money services business, it’s time […]

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16 June 2018

Headlines Ukraine Bitcoin Fans Aim to Put Satoshi Nakamoto Statue Where Lenin’s Once StoodPlans are underway in Ukraine to honor the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, by erecting a statue of him in Kiev. The preferred location for the statue is Shevchenko Boulevard, where a monument to Vladimir Lenin — the father of the […]

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15 June 2018

Headlines Why Africa Is Fertile Ground for Bitcoin AdoptionDespite fears and skepticism over usage of virtual currencies for crime, tax evasion and money laundering, more African countries and individual investors are increasingly embracing cryptocurrencies to escape challenges to do with fiat money and to mop up extra value from informal markets that dominate the continent, […]

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14 June 2018

Headlines Israeli Internet Firm Seeks Tax Authority’s Permission to Pay Employees in BitcoinSocial network company Spot.IM is planning to pay employees using Bitcoin, as reported by Israeli newspaper Calcalist. However, the firm is currently negotiating with the Israel Tax Authority to receive permission for the proposed payment method, along with the proper way of calculating […]

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13 June 2018

Headlines Bitcoin.org Redesign Goes Live, Removes References to Pro-SegWit2x CompaniesBitcoin.org launched a new website design on and has removed references and links to certain partners, including BitPay, Coinbase, and Blockchain.   The removal of the companies occurred most on the resources pages, namely the exchanges page. The argument for removing these large players, who have […]

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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 What Would Happen to Crypto in a Global Market Meltdown?CoinDesk advisory board director Michael Casey takes a look at the state of investor psychology as it relates to the crypto markets today. Zimbabwe Central Bank Defends Cryptocurrency Trading BanThe Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has filed opposing court papers supporting its directive to ban cryptocurrency […]

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10 June 2018

Headlines Op-Ed: Do Blockchains Need a Native Currency?Like most administrators in top banks and other financial institutions across the globe, the governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis María Linde lent his voice towards the criticism of cryptocurrencies despite showing support for the underlying technology, blockchain. Linde believes that the risks associated with cryptocurrencies outweighs […]

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9 June 2018

Headlines Cryptokitties’ Decline Resembles That of PokéMon GoAfter peaking at its launch, CryptoKitties has been steadily losing its momentum, showing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) aren’t the new craze. Not too long ago, Pokémon Go suffered a similar fate. All those who were involved in the crypto world six months ago can definitely remember the hype over […]

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8 June 2018

Headlines Bitmain Doesn’t Have a Secret Crypto Mining Operation: Jihan WuBitmain CEO Jihan Wu categorically denied that the mining hardware manufacturer secretly uses its newly-developed devices before making them available to the general public. Wu made this claim during an interview with Fortune, hitting back against rumors and reports that, after developing an application-specific integrated […]

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7 June 2018

Headlines Backdoor Flaw Sees Australian Firm Lose $6.6 Million in CryptocurrencyA deal between Australian firm Byte Power Party and Singaporean company Soar Labs went south when millions of  Soarcoin tokens went missing. Soar Labs attempted to purchase a stake of Byte Power without actually paying for it. It all began in June 2017, a month prior […]

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6 June 2018

Headlines TransferWise CEO Claims Bitcoin Isn’t Flexible Enough For Widespread AdoptionKristo Kaarmann, co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, a global money transfer service, has stated that cryptocurrencies are not sufficiently flexible for widespread adoption. Kaarmann shared his views on cryptocurrency with Arjun Kharpal of CNBC during the Money 2020 conference in Amsterdam, adding that it would be […]

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5 June 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Believer Steve Wozniak Wants a Global Currency and He’s Not AloneSteve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, believes Bitcoin should be the single currency for the internet and the world. In an interview with CNBC at the Money20/20 conference in Amsterdam, Wozniak said he agrees with Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey about Bitcoin emerging from the […]

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4 June 2018

Headlines Abu Dhabi Ports Launches Blockchain Trade Solution for Imports and ExportsMaqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of maritime industry developer Abu Dhabi Ports, has developed and deployed its own blockchain solution for international logistics and trade. Dubbed ‘Silsal’, Arabic for ‘chain’, the blockchain solution is now the first of its kind platform in Abu […]

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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 Huobi Partners With Korean And Chinese Investors to Support Blockchain InitiativesHuobi, the global cryptocurrency exchange, has partnered with NewMargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities Co., Ltd. to start an investment fund to support blockchain enterprises in China and South Korea and encourage cooperation among the enterprises, according to China Money Network. The fund is targeting […]

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1 June 2018

Headlines Indian Police Investigate Bitconnect Firm Offering 365% Yearly Returns on Bitcoin InvestmentThe Crime Investigation Department (CID) of India has taken the statements of a distraught Indian businessman who extorted 2,000 bitcoins from the promoters of fraudulent cryptocurrency project Bitconnect to investigate the firm’s working.   Bitconnect Promoters Face an Investor’s Wrath As per a […]

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