Tagged: ethereum

CryptoKitty Flipping Has Powered Down. What’s Next for Ethereum’s Favorite Cats?

It seems the cutest bubble in crypto has popped for the time being, but don’t worry, Vancouver firm Axiom Zen are trotting out all kinds of ways to restore heat to Ethereum’s favourite cartoon cats. CryptoKitties are a set of limited-edition digital-cartoon collector cats registered… Read More

Ethereum Rises on Positive Comments by the SEC

Ethereum rose dramatically today following the comments of William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporate Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who inserted a statement in a speech today that ended the question of Ethereum being a security. Hinman told an audience… Read More

Crypto Online Lender Unchained Capital Closes $2.995 Million Seed Round

Online lender Unchained Capital has closed on a $2.995 million seed round, including a $595k SAFE. Investors included, Michael Komaransky, Brian Spaly, Mike W. Erwin and Whurley of Ecliptic Capital, and Ezra Galston of Starting Line. In addition to making investments this round, Komaransky, Erwin and Galston… Read More

Privacy Crypto ZenCash Hacked in 51% Attack

ZenCash, a privacy coin and fork of ZClassic, which is itself a fork of ZCash, a privacy coin once recommended by Edward Snowdon, has been hacked. For four hours starting around 10:30 pm Sunday, June 3rd, a hacker gained majority control over the relatively small… Read More

Rural Philippine Banks Testing Ethereum Payments System

In many parts of the Philippines, you’re more likely to encounter a remittance house like Western Union than a bank branch. Cash arrives from abroad, but the access to business loans and mortgages needed to build a self-sustaining economic base are hard to come by…. Read More

China: National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology Says Beware of Fake Virtual Currencies & Fraud

This past week the Chinese National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology issued a report highlighting fraud in the cryptocurrency marketplace. The government sponsored group pointed to 421 “fake virtual currencies coming from overseas.” China has effectively banned cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings…. Read More

Indorse Partners with ICOCrunch to Drive ICO Project Transparency

Indorse, a blockchain-powered social network for professionals, has partnered with ICOCrunch, an independent research platform that showcases ICO projects. Through this partnership, Indorse will help ICOCrunch add an “additional layer of legitimacy” to projects on the platform. Once a project has been verified through Indorse,… Read More

Pundi X Appoints Microsoft & Ethereum Veteran David Ben Kay As Chief Counsel

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a cryptocurrency point-of-sale solution provider, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Microsoft and Ethereum veteran David Ben Kay as its new Chief Legal Counsel. According to Pundi X, Ben Kay helped establish over 250 companies in that country, including Microsoft’s China subsidiary which he helped set… Read More

Proxeus Aims to Graduate Higher Ed to the Blockchain

In under 100 hours, Proxeus created a dApp to issue certificates for the “Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptoassets” course run by the University of Basel’s Center of Innovative Finance (CIF) and registering them on Ethereum, making CIF the first institution in Switzerland to use blockchain to… Read More

Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin Confident Ethereum “Not a Security”

Ethereum co-founder and Consensys founder Joseph Lubin told The Street last week that he is “extremely comfortable” that Ethereum does not qualify as a security under US law. “We spent a tremendous amount of time with lawyers in the U.S. and in other countries…it never… Read More

Introducing Lovecoin: The Cryptocurrency You Don’t Need to Record Your Love on Blockchain

If you thought CryptoKitties were frivolous, wait until you hear about “Lovecoin.” Anyone suffering from extreme levels of both crypto and general romanticism can now waste discretionary funds on one of the latest token trinkets built on Ethereum: Lovecoin. According to the Lovecoin website, Lovecoin… Read More

SEC and CFTC Expected to Discuss Fate of Ether / Cryptocurrencies as a Security

According to a WSJ report, regulators are engaged in a debate as to whether Ether and other cryptocurrencies are in fact securities. While Bitcoin has been more clearly defined as a commodity, the rest broader universe of cryptocurrencies remain in limbo. The advent of Ethereum… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz: Neufund is Going to be a Game-Changer

Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder of Germany-based Neufund. Neufund is a blockchain-based equity fundraising platform specializing in Legaltech and Regtech. She and co-founder Marcin Rudolf are building more than a platform. They are building an ecosystem of smart contracts and a community of… Read More

China Censors Sidestepped: #MeToo Report Logged Permanently on Ethereum

On April 23, 2018, after repeated attempts to censor the material by Chinese authorities, a record of attempts by Peking University staff to intimidate a #MeToo activist there was permanently logged on the Ethereum public blockchain. According to reporting at Quartz, on April 5th of… Read More

Gavin Wood Says Parity Will Not Fork Ethereum to Restore Frozen Funds

The cofounders of Parity.io, a company that lost or lost access to nearly half a billion dollars of client funds last year, have stated in a blog post today that they are “deeply sorry” and have no intention of forking the Ethereum blockchain to recover… Read More

Ethereum Votes “No” to Rectifying Junior Developer Error that Froze $360 Million in Parity Client Wallets

Ethereum users voted Tuesday not to patch a smart contract accidentally destroyed by a junior developer at Parity last November. The mistake has frozen access to $360 million dollars worth of client ether held in digital wallets managed by the company. The contract was reportedly… Read More

Has the Crypto Bubble Popped?

2018 has been a miserable year for cryptocurrencies, as prices have dropped by as much as 70% since their highs since the start of the year. The market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market fell from a little over $800 billion in January to a… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Outlines Off-Chain Ethereum Smart Contract Activity at Deconomy

In addition to calling Craig Wright a fraud, Vitalik Buterin addressed serious matters in Ethereum scaling at the Deconomy Summit in Seoul, Korea April 4th.   Vitalik Buterin calls Craig Wright (fake Satoshi Nakamoto) a fraud, while standing in front of him. #Ethereum #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/lWd2cqLXfj… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Proposed Self-Regulated “DA-ICOs” in January: So Far, Few Takers

To considerable fanfare, Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin proposed a new type of “Decentralized Autonomous” Initial Coin Offering at ethresear.ch on January 5, 2018, a model that would allow investors to vote for the incremental release or refund of investor capital. Although the proposal was received… Read More

Paycase Financial: Cryptocurrency Brokerage Expects a Large Amount of Volume When the Desk is Launched

Last month, the TMX Group (the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange) announced that its subsidiary, Shorcan Digital Currency Network, will be working with Paycase Financial to launch a new cryptocurrency brokerage service initially focused on Bitcoin and Ether. Shorcan DCN is expected to launch at… Read More