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  • Maduro
    Industry

    Maduro Mandates Venezuela’s Petro to Become Second National Currency

    Facing hyperinflation as well as international sanctions that have brought Venezuela to its knees, controversial President Nicolás Maduro has mandated that his recently-developed Petro cryptocurrency become the nation’s second official currency. Maduro Adopts the Petro as Venezuela’s Second National Currency The news was announced by Maduro in a televised address today, and will...

    Thomas Delahunty | August 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • Industry

    Buterin: Bitcoin, Ethereum ETFs are Good, But Need Easier Ways For Public to Buy

    On July 29, Ethereum co-founder and renowned blockchain developer Vitalik Buterin discussed the necessity of infrastructure around Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the need to create better ways for the public to invest in major digital assets. Easier Methods of Purchasing Crypto Specifically, Buterin addressed the more institutionally-connected Bitcoin...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 30, 2018 | 6:30 am
  • Nasdaq
    Crypto

    Crypto Firms Hold a Closed-Door Meeting with Nasdaq to Discuss Future Regulation

    A closed-door meeting was held earlier this week in Chicago where representatives from a half a dozen companies — both traditional platforms as well as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’s digital asset exchange Gemini and other crypto-related firms — met with officials from Nasdaq Inc. to discuss industry regulation...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 27, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • Voyager
    Industry

    Robinhood Competitor Voyager to Offer Zero-Fee Trading of 15 Cryptocurrencies

    Crypto asset brokerage Voyager, a startup backed by founding architect and chief technology officer of Uber, revealed plans today to offer no-fee trading of 15 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, and others, Voyager Plans To set themselves aside Voyager will use an aggregation engine for cryptocurrency prices...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 25, 2018 | 11:30 pm
  • Binance
    Blockchain

    Binance Teams Up with Malta to Create the Blockchain Charity Foundation

    Breaking new ground, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, has teamed up with the Maltese President’s Trust to create the Blockchain Charity Foundation. It will use the technology that underlies cryptocurrencies to “empower vulnerable communities and enhance transparency in charitable work.” The memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 25, 2018 | 9:08 pm
  • Google
    Blockchain

    Google Turns to Cloud-Based Platform for Blockchain Applications

    In a blog post before Google’s Cloud Next ’18 conference today, the company has announced a partnership that will permit it to offer the financial services industry a cloud-based platform on which they can develop and run blockchain-based applications. Google’s Cloud Platform To make it happen, Google has teamed up...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 24, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • samsung
    Industry

    Another Fake Partnership as Samsung Denies CopPay Crypto Payments Deal

    On July 20 reports circulated that a partnership between electronics giant Samsung and Lithuanian crypto payment and blockchain startup CopPay was in the works. The deal was set to make it possible for Samsung customers in three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to pay for in-store purchases...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 24, 2018 | 11:00 am
  • CFTC
    Industry

    CFTC Demands Almost $2 Million from Illegal Bitcoin Pool Operator

    In a case that has been developing over the past few months, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has taken another step in its actions against Dillon Michael Dean and his U.K.-registered company The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited (TEH). Dean, of Longmont, Colorado, who used Bitcoin to funnel his ill-gained...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Vinnik
    Industry

    Ex-BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to be Extradited to France

    As part of an ongoing criminal case that has drawn international attention, a Greek court has agreed today to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect and ex-Bitcoin BTC-e platform operator Alexander Vinnik to France. The move comes after Greek authorities decided exactly where to send Vinnik, who is also wanted...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 13, 2018 | 10:30 pm

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