Square Fills Out Crypto “Bitcoin Dream Team” with Three New Hires by Cali Haan

US House Financial Services Committee told Hearing with ALL SEC Commissioners. Topics Include Cryptocurrency & Facebook’s Libra; Private Markets vs. Public Markets

The US House Financial Services Committee is planning to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide additional information about a litany of topics including cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra. Other topics include the discussion on private markets vs. public markets as well… Read More

Crypto.com Receives Cryptocurrency Security Standard Level 3 Compliance

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Friday it has officially achieved Level 3 compliance with the Cryptocurrency Security Standard (CCSS). According to Crypto.com, Level 3 is considered the highest and strictest level achievable. After rigorous security audits by a team of cybersecurity and compliance… Read More

Ohio Man Imprisoned for Selling Fake IDs for Bitcoin

A 35-year-old man from Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to one-year-and-a-day in prison and three years of supervised release for, “manufacturing fake IDs in a large-scale scheme funded in part with Bitcoin cryptocurrency,” Toledo Blade reports.  Aaron Kuns was sentenced on Wednesday, September 18th, after… Read More

Ownera Digital Securities API Plans Launch in Partnership with Amazon

Ownera, an emerging digital securities network for the issuance of blockchain-based securities, says it will be releasing its “Digital Securities API” utilizing the Amazon Managed Blockchain service running HyperLedger Fabric. A recent research report noted that Hyperledger Fabric appears to be the clear winner for… Read More

CryptoKitties Company Launches New Blockchain for Collectibles

Dapper Labs, creator of CryptoKitties, has secured $11 million USD in funding from private partners to continue developing a new blockchain called Flow. Flow will be used mainly to circulate digital collectibles like CryptoKitties, a project that once clogged the Ethereum network due to a… Read More

Self-Proclaimed “Ethereum Co-Creator” Arrested in Case of Alleged Extortion

Lawyer, self-proclaimed Ethereum co-creator and “architect of the ICO,” Steven Nerayoff, has been charged with extortion for allegedly, “…threaten(ing) to destroy a startup cryptocurrency company if…not paid millions of dollars in the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH).” Nerayoff’s LinkedIn profile indicates he has been, “an advisor or investor in… Read More

Departed CEO, Patrick Byrne, Sells His Entire Stake in Overstock for $90 Million USD

Overstock’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) recently departed founder and CEO, Patrick Byrne, sold his entire 13% stake in the company for $90 million USD in the past three days, MarketWatch reports. Byrne left Overstock in August after disclosing in a company news release and in interviews that he’d… Read More

Redditor Claims to Have Lost Banking and All Access to Credit Following Bad Bitcoin Deal

A user of the Internet forum site Reddit claims his bank’s reaction to a Bitcoin deal gone bad has, “ruin(ed)” him: “TLDR (summary) – sold small amount of BTC on local bitcoins, Barclays bank closed my account, accused me of fraud and now I can’t… Read More

Former Member of SEC’s Cyber Unit, Philip Moustakis, Comments on ICOBox Enforcement Action: “a Somewhat Irresistible Case for SEC Staff”

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action brought against ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov. The complaint by the SEC specifically targeted ICOBox’s own initial coin offering (ICO) and the fact that ICOBox provided services to other ICOs acting like… Read More

Celsius Network Named Preferred Interest-Bearing Wallet for Litecoin Foundation

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Thursday it was named preferred interest-bearing wallet for the Litecoin Foundation. Along with the collaboration, the Litecoin Foundation board selected Celsius to manage a portion of their treasury, a first for the organization. Speaking about… Read More

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