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Feb 13, 2018

Blockchain Startup Po.et Nabs Former Washington Post VP as Its New CEO

by Amy Castor
Po.et, a blockchain startup that allows content creators to create time-stamped titles for their written, visual and audio work, has announced Jarrod Dicker, who has held positions at the Washington Post, Time Inc. ...

Cryptocurrency Exchange’s $170 Million Nano Coin Loss Sparks Outrage

by Andrew Nelson
On Friday, February 9, 2018, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail announced that “internal checks revealed unauthorized transactions which led to a 17 million Nano [XRB] shortfall, an amount forming part of the ...
Feb 13, 2018

Space Decentral: Using Blockchain Tech to Democratize Space

by Jessie Willms
Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking recently called for a concerted effort to launch humans into space saying:“To leave Earth demands a concerted global approach, everyone should join in. We need to rekindle the ...
Feb 12, 2018

The Electrum Personal Server Will Give Users the Full Node Security They Need

by Erik Kuebler
The Electrum Personal Server promises a resource-efficient, secure and private way to use bitcoin with hardware and software wallets, connected to full nodes. Developed by open-source programmer Christian Belcher, ...
Feb 12, 2018

Vermont Lawyer Warns of Legal Complications Ahead for Cryptocurrency Miners

by Amy Castor
Are miners — the nodes on a blockchain that process transactions — partners in a company? And, if they are deemed partners, and a cryptocurrency project collapses leaving coin holders holding the bag, what legal ...
Feb 9, 2018

Hong Kong Regulators Send Warnings to Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchanges

by Amy Castor
Regulators in Hong Kong have issued a strict warning to exchanges doing business with Chinese customers about trading tokens deemed as securities.In an announcement today, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures ...
Feb 9, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bearish Continuation Pattern Could Signal End of Bullish Rally

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Over the last couple weeks, bitcoin has seen a dramatic drop in price dropping from $20,000 to $6,000. Shortly after bottoming at $6,000, hopeful investors jumped at the chance to catch a discounted coin. Is this ...
Feb 9, 2018

China’s Stricter Regulatory Stance on ICOs Signal Caution, Not Calamity

by Chris Zhou
On February 4, 2018, at 10:10 p.m. China Standard Time, Financialnews, a rather small news agency under the administration of China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), released an article that ...
Feb 9, 2018

Japanese Exchange bitFlyer Approved to Operate in Illinois

by Shawn Gordon
Japan's largest Bitcoin and blockchain company, bitFlyer, has now received an official license to operate in the state of Illinois.After receiving a “BitLicense” to operate as a virtual currency exchange in New York ...
Feb 9, 2018

Po.et’s “Frost” Launches Blockchain-Based Solutions for Bloggers, Content Creators

by Shawn Gordon
If you are one of the 81 million people who use WordPress to publish content, you’ll soon be able to automatically timestamp your works within the WordPress content management system using the new Po.et ...

Sora Foundation Wants to Build a Better Blockchain Community in Asia

by Matthew Breen
Ask most, and you’ll hear the opinion that Asia is a minefield when it comes to cryptocurrency. The mere mention of regulatory action on the already-volatile markets sends the price of bitcoin (and consequently ...
Feb 8, 2018

Report Suggests Global Spending on Blockchain Tech Could Reach $9.2 Billion by 2021

by Rachel Wolfson
Blockchain technology can revolutionize the way in which businesses provide services to both consumers and to other organizations. From building digital trust over a completely transparent ledger, to allowing ...
Feb 7, 2018

Warning Signs? A Timeline of Tether and Bitfinex Events

by Amy Castor
Concerns are growing as to whether tether (USDT), the stable token pegged to the dollar, is backed by actual U.S. dollars. And recent scrutiny by U.S. regulators is doing nothing to allay those fears. As of this ...
Feb 7, 2018

Twitter Account of Prolific Bitfinex and Tether Critic Suspended

by Amy Castor
The Twitter account of “Bitfinex’ed,” the pseudonymous online critic of the world’s largest Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, was suspended today. The blogger says his tweets were being reported and his account ...
Feb 6, 2018

SEC and CFTC Give Testimonies at Senate Hearing on Virtual Currencies

by Andrew Nelson
Today, February 6, 2018, the prospects for coherent U.S. regulation on cryptocurrencies became a little more clear, as were the impasses that were frustrating progress on the issue. The Senate Committee on Banking, ...
Feb 6, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Bulls Find Respite Along Major Support Lines

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Over the last week, bitcoin has seen an aggressive markdown from the $12,000s to the $6,000s — a 50% move in 7 days. Right now, a battle between the bulls and the bears is under way as the market is trying to decide ...
Feb 6, 2018

SEC Chair’s Written Testimony Hints at Moderation for Cryptocurrencies, but ICOs Be Warned

by Andrew Nelson
The written testimony from Jay Clayton, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), was released on February 5, 2018. It comes ahead of the chairman’s oral testimony before the U.S. Senate ...
Feb 6, 2018

Mexico’s Vicente Fox Invites the Blockchain Community to Join His “Yellow Revolution”

by Shawn Gordon
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox was part of a panel discussion at the Blockchain Economic Forum in Singapore on February 5, 2018, and had a number of insights on blockchain technology generally and how Mexico ...
Feb 3, 2018

NIST Blockchain Report Examines the Tech Behind the “Hype”

by Giulio Prisco
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a report titled “Blockchain Technology Overview.” The report, intended to provide a high-level technical overview, discusses the application of ...
Feb 2, 2018

Blockchain’s Greatest Impact Will Be in Developing Countries, Says UPenn Lecturer

by Amy Castor
Most of the attention, flurry and investment around blockchain technology is in the West, where people are investing in cryptocurrencies and focused on a slew of novel applications, like using a blockchain to track ...

Toronto Councillor: City Should “Be Ahead of the Wave” of Blockchain Tech

by Jessie Willms
Toronto City Council voted today to invite the public to make “deputations” to the City Executive on March 19, 2018, about why and how blockchain technology and new cryptocurrencies can be integrated into the way the ...
Feb 1, 2018

Blockchain Observatory and Forum to Bring EU to “Forefront” of Blockchain Tech

by Shawn Gordon
The European Commision (EC) has launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum (BOF) to consolidate and grow blockchain initiatives within the European Union (EU).With the support of the European Parliament, the ...

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