Litecoin Foundation Partners With the Crypto Invest Summit Partner to Educate Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Investors, Builders, & Developers by Samantha Hurst

BQT Crypto Exchange Set to Present the SMASH Global Lifetime Achievement Award to “Rocky IV” Star Dolph Lundgren

BQT Technologies, LTD (BQT) announced on Wednesday it is set to present the SMASH Global Lifetime Achievement Award to Rocky IV actor, Dolph Lundgren. According to BQT, the SMASH Global will present the lifetime achievement award to Lundgren, as well as Lou Ferrigno, the original Hulk actor,… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Secures $4 Million in Convertible Debt Investments Led By Akuna Capital

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Wednesday it secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP, CMT Digital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Morgan Creek Digital and Devonshire Investors, the private equity group affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent… Read More

Digital Currency Trading Platform Coinsquare Announces New Cryptocurrency Referral Program

Canadian cryptocurrency platform Coinsquare announced on Wednesday its new cryptocurrency referral program. This announcement comes just days after the company reported its acquisition of BlockEQ, a cryptocurrency wallet on the Stellar network. According to Coinsquare, investors and everyday users alike can Earn Bitcoin for Life by referring… Read More

Japan Prosecutors Seeking 10 Years Imprisonment for Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO, Mark Karpeles

Prosecutors in Japan today asked the courts to levy ten years imprisonment against Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Mt Gox, the largest early bitcoin exchange, Nikkei Asian Review reports. Mt Gox folded in 2014 after $423 million in bitcoins and $247 million in cash went… Read More

Hyperledger Adds Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade, & 12 more New Members to Project

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced on Wednesday that Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade and 12 more organizations have joined the project. This news came during day one of the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum, which took place in Basel,… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Definitive Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their second annual report on cryptocurrencies and the digital asset ecosystem. The Global CryptoAsset Benchmarking study is a must read for any industry participant and policymakers engaged in the regulatory oversight of cryptoassets as the… Read More

Prosecuted LocalBitcoins Seller Arrested for Alleged Fraud in “Bitcointopia” Nevada Land Scheme

About eight months ago, a man facing jail for allegedly taking more cash than is legally allowed in a Bitcoin transaction began heavily promoting a “Bitcointopia” project he’d conceived to develop in Nevada. Morgan Rockcoons, (also known as Nodefather, Morgan Rockwell, and Metaballo) posted relentless… Read More

CFTC Request Feedback for Consultation on Crypto Mechanics Including Underlying Tech for Ethereum

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a public consultation today seeking feedback on “crypto-asset mechanics” including Ethereum (Ether) and Bitcoin. The CFTC said the consultation will better inform the Commission’s understanding of the markets for virtual currencies. In a Request for Information (RFI) the CFTC… Read More

Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint Announces Support for Stellar Lumens

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset exchanges globally, announced on Tuesday through its collaboration with the Stellar Development Foundation it now supports lumens (XLM), the native asset of the Stellar network, for its clients, which includes… Read More

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