Blockchain & Digital Currency

Turbocharging Digital Content Creation With Blockchain Technology

The advent of the internet has, without a doubt, forever changed the face of digital content, whether it’s movies, music, eBooks or games. Providing creators with a radical new way to instantly publish content and have it reach huge audiences globally is a vast improvement… Read More

Japan Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked for $60 Million

A licensed crypto exchange in Japan has been hacked for an estimated 6.7 billion yen ($60 million USD), two-thirds of which belonged to customers, Nikkei Asian Review reports. The exchange, Zaif, which is licensed in Japan, reportedly did not discover the hack for three days. Three… Read More

BlockEx Throws Support Behind UK Treasury Committee Suggestions for Regulated Crypto-Asset Market

UK blockchain startup BlockEx has formerly thrown its support behind some of the recommendations pitched by the UK Parliament Treasury Committee that issued a pointed report pertaining to cryptocurrencies this week. BlockEx is a digital asset exchange and also a participant in the Financial Conduct… Read More

TokenSoft Proposes Security Token Standard ERC-1404

TokenSoft, a security token issuance platform that can provide compliant offerings in 50+ countries, has proposed a new security token standard: ERC-1404. The engineering team at TokenSoft have developed this new standard with banking and securities law in mind. The “Simple Restricted Token Standard” is… Read More

Bloomio CEO Maxim Lyadvinsky Comments on Key Issues, Growth and Blockchain Sector Predictions

Last week Bloomio AG, a Swiss-based blockchain-based equity crowdfunding platform that allows investors to fund startups in return for tokenized shares, added a new board of independent experts to conduct due diligence of  potential strength and scalability of startups applying to raise on the platform.  New members include NeoFelis… Read More

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meets on October 5th

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to take place on October 5th at the CFTC HQ in Washington, DC. The meeting begins at 10AM and continues to approximately 3:30PM ET. According to the CFTC, the… Read More

Negligence Hack: Hackers Create Fake EOS Tokens on EOS Platform, Trade Them for Real

Hackers have used the EOS cryptocurrency platform’s own token-generating service to create a knock-off “EOS” token then steal about $58 000 of real crypto from users of the “decentralized” crypto exchange Newdex, The Next Web reports. Newdex reportedly issued a statement confirming the hack: “EOS account oo1122334455 issued 1,000,000,000 fake… Read More

Texas Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders Against Three ICO Projects

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has issued emergency cease and desist orders against three ICO/cryptocurrency projects soliciting investors in Texas: Coins Miner Investment Ltd., DGBK Ltd. (DigitalBank) and Ultimate Assets LLC. All three projects allegedly used misleading information to promote their projects, and none… Read More

Soluna Building Huge Bitcoin Mine and Wind Farm in Contested Part of Morocco

Soluna, a self-described “blockchain company” with offices in New York has announced plans to build a 37,000 acre wind farm and Bitcoin mine in a part of Morocco the Sahrawi tribe says belongs to them, Ars Technica reports. Soluna is seeking $100 million from investors… Read More

Former Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to Advise Blockchain Startup DADI

UK based blockchain startup DADI (or Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet) has appointed David Wilde to its board of advisors. Wilde has previously held multiple leadership positions for large councils including Essex, Westminster City and Waltham Forest – and was CIO for the Office… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Halts Several Proposed Initial Coin Offerings

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has issued a statement indicating it has taken action against “misleading Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and crypto-asset funds” which have targeted retail investors.  ASIC said it has stopped several ICOs or “token generation events.” These ICOs have been… Read More

Kidnappers in South African Case May Have Demanded Bitcoin Ransom

A South African businessperson kidnapped two months ago was returned safely to his family this week amid rumours that captors demanded a ransom of 50 Bitcoins for his release. According to The South African, Liyaqat Parker, 65, was kidnapped from the parking garage under his workplace… Read More

A Botnet is Roving Around Destroying CryptoMining Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at Qihoo 360NetLab say they have identified a botnet (a network of coordinated computing devices) that is trolling the net to locate computers running Monero mining script and destroying the script. The botnet is said to first look for the presence of a… Read More

New York Attorney General Publishes Virtual Markets Integrity Report on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Some time ago, the New York Attorney General launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (VMII) to “protect and inform”residents who trade in cryptocurrency. New York Attorney GeneralGeneral Barbara D. Underwood commented on the release of the report: “New Yorkers deserve basic transparency and accountability when… Read More

New York State Department of Financial Services & BitLicense Slammed in UK Crypto Report

A Parliamentary Treasury Committee has published an extensive report on the regulatory environment pertaining to cryptocurrency in the UK. As part of the report, a good amount of ink was dedicated to the global regulatory approach regarding blockchain based digital assets. One regulatory entity received… Read More

Former MD at CME Group Joins Digital Asset Exchange Seed CX

Digital asset exchange Seed CX has hired John Hart as the company’s Chief Information Officer. What is interesting about this hire is the fact that prior to joining Seed CX, Hart was the Managing Director of Technology Engineering for the CME Group where he worked on… Read More

Accused Silk Road Conspirator Pleads Not Guilty in New York

A 29-year-old Irish citizen accused of helping run the Dark Net marketplace Silk Road under the pseudonym “Libertas” has pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom to three charges stemming from the accusation, Irish publication The Times reports. Gary Davis arrived in New York… Read More

Crypto Asset Exchange CoinBene Partners with the McAfee Alliance

CoinBene, a cryptocurrency asset exchange, has formed a partnership with the McAfee Alliance, founded by John McAfee, to “promote transparency, corporate responsibility, and self-regulation in the cryptocurrency markets.” The McAfee Alliance seeks to “unite the cryptoverse, promote transparency and fairness, to  combat perceived corruption of… Read More

UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Public of Bogus Bitcoin Investing Sites some Claiming Support of MAS Chairman

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a public warning on bogus websites that are soliciting investments in Bitcoin. At least two of these sites is using “fabricated comments” attributed to MAS Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. MAS says the statements attributed to… Read More

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