via ccn08/16/2018

Malta Regulator Issues Virtual Assets Rulebook – Reaction from Stakeholders Muted or Negative

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has now published a Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Rulebook specifically pertaining to the regulation of Issuers of VFAs under the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA).

via livebitcoinnews08/16/2018

Cryptocurrency Market Dips Further 10% In The Past 24 Hours, What’s Next?

Yesterday was not a good day for cryptocurrency traders as they saw one of the worst performances of the market so far this year. With Bitcoin’s value dropping below $6,000, the anxiety of yet another downfall has been keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. The entire cryptocurrency market saw a loss of more than...


via ccn08/16/2018

Cryptocurrency Startup Swarm Is Selling Tokens Backed by Robinhood Shares

Cryptocurrency startup Swarm has tokenized equity in stock trading app Robinhood, allowing users to invest in the privately-owned company.

via ccn08/16/2018

Bad Trip: Pot Company High Times Backtracks on Accepting Bitcoin in IPO

Pot company High Times has backtracked on plans to accept bitcoin and ethereum for investments made during its initial public offering (IPO).

via ccn08/15/2018

Another Top-5 Cryptocurrency Exchange Plots Move to Malta’s ‘Blockchain Island’

Another top-five cryptocurrency exchange, Zb.com, has announced that it will move to Matla, joining firms such as OKEx and Binance on "Blockchain Island."

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator launches new division in China, announcing former Baidu COO and blockchain bull Qi Lu as its Founding CEO.

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Bank of Montreal, Teachers’ Pension Fund Trial Canadian Dollar Debt Deal via Blockchain

In a national currency first, the Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have reportedly trial a Canadian-dollar debt deal over blockchain.


via coindesk08/15/2018

Crypto Bulls Fighting Back? Market Sees Green After Sell-Off

The cryptocurrency market flashed green Wednesday following a major downturn.

via ccn08/15/2018

Social Cryptocurrency Kin Selects 40 Apps for $3 Million Developer Incubator

The Kin Ecosystem Foundation, creator of the cryptocurrency backed by social media app Kik, has selected 40 apps to participate in its developer incubator.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Key Facts Of The Day 15.08.2018

A review of the past 24 hours

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Investor Files Lawsuit Against AT&T Over Hack That Allegedly Lost Him $24 Mln in Crypto

An U.S. investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against telecoms giant AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto.

via coindesk08/15/2018

SEC Expands Inquiry Into Riot Blockchain, Filing Reveals

The legal woes of biotech company-turned-crypto miner Riot Blockchain don't appear to be slowing down.


via insider.pro08/15/2018

Kaspersky Warns: Scams are Everywhere

Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity company, released a second-quarter report stating that crypto fraudsters managed to steal more than $2,3 million through the crypto scams. In the ‘Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018’ report, Kaspersky claims of preventing around 60,000 attempts ...

via coindesk08/15/2018

Breakdown Over? Bitcoin Indicators Suggest Price Outlook Is Improving

Bitcoin looks to have fought off recent bear attacks that saw prices landing just above the yearly low of $5,755.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

How ICO’s Make the World a Better Place

Is an ICO a valuable alternative to the traditional means of gathering funds for a project.

via livebitcoinnews08/15/2018

SEC Brings the Banhammer Down on Tomahawkcoin ICO Founder Over Fraud Allegations

Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had obtained permanent officer-and-director and penny stock bans against Tomahawk Exploration founder, David T. Laurance, who has also been accused of violating federal securities laws in connection with the fraudulent Tomahawkcoin ICO. According to the order, the Tomahawkcoin ICO, which was launched in July 2017,...

via bitcoinist08/14/2018

Altcoin ‘Extinction’ Event Could Happen Now, Says Xapo President

Xapo president Ted Rogers suggested cryptocurrency markets could be facing a “mass extinction event” as Bitcoin’s fresh downturn drags altcoins ever lower. ‘Incredible Opportunity’ To Buy Bitcoin In Twitter comments August 13, Rogers said current conditions may prove timely for a wipeout involving “90 percent” of cryptocurrency assets listed on Coinmarketcap. Conversely, he added, Bitcoin trading around $6000 provides an “incredible opportunity” to buy. “We could be in the midst of the extinction-level event for

via bitcoinist08/14/2018

Ethereum Price Analysis: Under $270 and Falling Amid Altpocalypse

It’s been a terribly rough two weeks for altcoins, and the situation doesn’t appear to be getting any better. Nobody’s price is safe, including Ethereum (ETH), ADA, XRP, XLM, and BNB. Ethereum (ETH) Daily Chart ETH remains in a tough spot, and so far there is no silver lining as ETH price is now now at at a 9-month low after 18 days of posting lower lows on the daily chart. The daily RSI has

via bitcoinist08/11/2018

‘We Don’t List Shitcoins’: Binance CEO Retaliates Over Listing Fee Criticism

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao rebuffed criticism of the exchange’s listing fees Saturday, saying commentators should concentrate on the quality of coins it chooses to list. ‘Is My Coin Good Enough?’ In a series of Tweets, Zhao took issue with Expanse founder Christopher Franko, who had previously claimed the exchange quoted him 400 BTC ($2,600,000) for listing his altcoin token. “We don’t list shitcoins even if they pay 400 or 4,000 BTC,” he wrote, implying that

via cryptotown08/09/2018

BitGo Adds Support for The MFG Token

On August 3rd, BitGo, a secure multi-signature cryptocurrency wallet platform for enterprises, had officially added support for SyncFab’s MFG Token.

via livebitcoinnews08/16/2018

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: ETC/USD Buyers Return at Channel Support

Ethereum Classic is bouncing off the bottom of its descending channel and might be due for a move back to the top soon. Bulls appear to be gaining more energy after ETC was included in the Coinbase listing and index fund. RSI is moving up after previously hitting oversold levels, indicating that buying pressure is...


via cointelegraph08/16/2018

Coinbase to Pursue Decentralized Form of Identification Following Acquisition

Crypto exchange Coinbase has acquired a decentralized identity startup to work on ways of validating and verifying identity.

via cointelegraph08/16/2018

Ripple Exec: Ripple Considering Chinese Market to Speed Up Payment Solutions

A Ripple executive said that the company is looking to break into the Chinese market to speed up international payments with its distributed ledger system.

via ccn08/15/2018

Cryptocurrency Markets Maintain Momentum Despite Slight Retracement

The cryptocurrency markets continued their positive momentum on Wednesday evening as most of the coins held on to the gains achieved over the past 24 hours.

via ccn08/15/2018

If Bitcoin is Rat Poison, the Banks Are the Rats: Pantera Capital CEO

If bitcoin is rat poison, as Charlie Munger claims, then the banks are the rats -- that's the message from cryptocurrency hedge fund manager Dan Morehead.


via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 15

With the panic set in the cryptocurrency markets, the best move right now may actually be to buy - what do the charts say?

via ccn08/15/2018

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T for $224 Million after Mobile-Linked Theft

A bitcoin investor has sued AT&T for $224 million after losing millions in a cryptocurrency theft that he says is the cell phone provider’s fault.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Wacoinda Forever? Marvel Considers Legal Actions Against Crypto Startup

Marvel comics company is considering to file a lawsuit against the cryptocurrency startup, which uses the name of the fictional country Wakanda from the “Black Panther” comics and movie, for its own name. Marvel Characters, a subsidiary of the comic ...

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

The American Association of Insurance Services has introduced openIDL, an insurance reporting tool based on IBM’s blockchain.

via coindesk08/15/2018

AT&T Sued for $224 Million After Phone Hackers Rob Crypto Investor

Michael Terpin is suing AT&T, claiming the company's failure to protect his cellphone data led to hackers stealing $24 million in cryptocurrencies.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

The Crypto Trinity: Three Altcoins Not to Miss

This week, the сryptocurrency market capitalization fell below $200 billion for the first time this year, having lost more than 70% in seven months. The cost of bitcoin (Bitcoin), ethereum (ETH/USD) and other major altcoins has fallen. The rate of ...

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Chart of the day: How far did fiat lag behind cryptocurrency in 2017

The growth of crypto and national currencies against the U.S. dollar last year

via coindesk08/15/2018

30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Playboy to Entertain Blockchain Company in Court

Playboy sued the Global Blockchain Technologies for failure to comply with the contract, as well as for a failure to pay $4 million under the contract.

via livebitcoinnews08/15/2018

Tron Price Analysis: TRX/USD Boosted by Blockchain.org Acquisition

Tron is recently pulling from its lows as it trails its cryptocurrency peers and also got a boost from the latest acquisition. The TRON Foundation acquired the blockchain.org domain, likely to apply its blockchain on the data aggregation and search engine features. However, resistance remains as the price is still in bearish correction territory. Tron...

via livebitcoinnews08/14/2018

Nearly $100 Million Lost to These ICO Exit Scams

A reported $100 million has been lost to Initial Coin Offering (ICO) exit scams to date. Furthermore, many of the projects’ tokens have lost nearly all of their value since first being brought to market. An Expensive “I Told You So” In what may be amongst the most expensive “I told you so’s” in the...

via bitcoinist08/14/2018

The Entire Cryptocurrency Market is Now 54% Bitcoin

Bitcoin now dominates 54 percent of the total cryptocurrency market cap, hitting a level on Tuesday not seen since the time of its all-time price highs in December 2017. Analysts Dream Of Altcoin Rebirth According to data from Coinmarketcap, Bitcoin now has a market cap of $105 billion. August 11 formed the latest date when Bitcoin’s market cap became worth more than all other cryptocurrencies combined. Long a contested metric for measuring Bitcoin’s success, the

via bitcoinist08/14/2018

Saudi Arabia Officials Warn that Bitcoin Trading is Illegal

Despite the country’s proactive and seemingly positive approach towards blockchain-based technologies, cryptocurrency trading remains heavily outlawed, officials reiterate. Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Illegal A standing committee, headed by the Capital Market Authority in Saudi Arabia and including representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Information, and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, issued a formal statement, reaffirming the illegality of trading with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The warning was released amid

via bitcoinist08/09/2018

Binance Wants $2.6M to List Your Token, Claims Expanse Co-Founder

Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange which often tops global trade volumes, can charge 400 BTC ($2.6 million) to list a token on its platform. Binance Appears To Deny 400 BTC Claim That’s according to Christopher Franko, co-founder of Blockchain platform Expanse, after submitting a listing request to the exchange this month. Binance, which revealed a first incarnation of its decentralized exchange August 8, reportedly also sought to deny the claims, with support staff claiming certain information

via bitcoinist08/08/2018

US DEA ‘Actually Wants’ Criminals to Keep Using Bitcoin

A US Drug Enforcement Administration agent has told mainstream press she “wants” criminals to use cryptocurrencies because it makes them easier to track. ‘I Want Them To Keep Using Them’ Speaking to Bloomberg August 7, Lilita Infante, who takes part in the agency’s 10-person Cyber Investigative Task Force, said investigators had “a lot of tools” to monitor criminal activity thanks to Blockchain. “The blockchain actually gives us a lot of tools to be able to

via coindesk08/16/2018

What Intel's Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

A new security flaw doesn't bode well for experimental cryptocurrency projects looking to use trusted hardware in the near future.

via coindesk08/16/2018

BMO, Pension Plan Pilot Blockchain for Fixed Income Issuance

Canadian financial firm BMO Capital Markets is working with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on a new blockchain pilot.

via cointelegraph08/16/2018

Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Signed Up 50,000 Users per Day in 2017

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said in a recent interview that the exchange was signing up 50,000 users a day in 2017.


via livebitcoinnews08/15/2018

Playboy Sues Cryptocurrency Company Over Alleged Breach of Contract

Playboy Enterprises is suing cryptocurrency company Global Blockchain Technologies over allegations of breach of contract and fraud. Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of the legendary magazine, is taking a cryptocurrency company to court. Playboy has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT), claiming that the Canada-based company has not lived up...

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Report: Over $2 Million Lost to Crypto Scams in Second Quarter of 2018

Cybersecurity and antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs found that, in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2 million through crypto scams.

via ccn08/15/2018

Blockchain ETF Provider Will Launch a $100 Million Crypto Hedge Fund: Report

Apart from the $100 million crypto fund, Reality Shares also launched the first ever Chinese blockchain based exchange-traded fund (ETF) in June 2018.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Media: Bitmain Plans to Raise $3Billion for IPO

According to some reports, the company will apply for listing in September.

via cointelegraph08/15/2018

Citrix Survey: More Than Half of UK Companies Hit by Cryptojacking Malware at Some Point

Fifty nine percent of U.K. companies have been hit by cryptojacking attacks at some point, with 80 percent of those cases taking place in the past 6 months, survey shows.


via coindesk08/15/2018

Coinbase Acquires Digital Identity Startup Distributed Systems

Coinbase is advancing its push into developing a secure digital identity platform by acquiring San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems.

via ccn08/15/2018

Newsflash: Ethereum Price Claws Its Way Back to $300 as Market Adds Billions

The ethereum price clawed its way back to $300 on Wednesday as the wider cryptocurrency market experienced a double-digit recovery.

via livebitcoinnews08/15/2018

Kaspersky Lab: How Crypto Scammers Stole More Than $2.3 Million in Q2 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals walked away with more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency-related scams, according to the latest report from Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Published yesterday, the report – titled Spam and Phishing in Q2 – details how the company’s anti-phishing technology prevented close to 60,000 attempts by users to connect...

via coindesk08/15/2018

Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

The American Association of Insurance Services is turning to IBM Blockchain to support a new automated insurance reporting tool.

via coindesk08/15/2018

Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits

Several blockchain associations in South Korea are pushing back against a government proposal they fear will stifle industry innovation.

via insider.pro08/15/2018

Cryptomarket Analysis August 15

What happened in the cryptocurrency world over the past 24 hours.

via livebitcoinnews08/15/2018

Saudi Arabia Officials Warn that Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Trading is Illegal

Saudi Arabia’s special government committee dedicated to the “awareness on dealing with unauthorized securities activities in the foreign exchange market” has warned against transacting with – and investing in – cryptocurrencies. The committee further cautioned that conducting such transactions is illegal and could have “negative consequences.” Governments all over the world have struggled on how...

via insider.pro08/14/2018

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Start Trading Cryptocurrencies

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) announced the plans to start cryptocurrency trading in the near future. According to the press release, the exchange signed a memorandum of understanding with a Blockstation blockchain startup, with which it intends to launch a ...

via livebitcoinnews08/14/2018

Vague Cryptocurrency Tax Laws Cause Problems for Hedge Funds

Hedge funds engaged in the cryptocurrency market are having a difficult time evaluating their tax burden. With unclear IRS guidelines, many of these funds run the risk of incurring steep penalties from inaccurately filed returns. No Consensus on Cryptocurrency Asset Classification In recent times, cryptocurrency investment has ceased to be the exclusive preserve of retail...

via bitcoinist08/12/2018

Nations Should Embrace Privacy Coins Like Monero and ZCash, According to Weiss Ratings

Privacy-focused coins such as Dash, Monero, and ZCash are controversial as they can anonymize criminals online. However, privacy is important as many people live under the auspices of corrupt governments where such technology represents a beacon of hope. Governments should fear privacy coins as a form of money. The degree of anonymity is startling. Governments should also warm to the non-monetary applications of the underlying technology. There is too much potential for much-needed protection, claims Weiss

via bitcoinist08/09/2018

Binance Unveils Decentralized Exchange Amid Doubts Over Ethos

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has revealed a “rough, pre-alpha” demo version of DEX, its own decentralized exchange which could ultimately take over from its current platform. ‘A Big Step’ Introducing a video walkthrough of the exchange, CEO Changpeng Zhao said developers were “very aggressively” on getting a usable product to market. The DEX demo is the first major event on the timeline of the Binance Chain project, the public Blockchain, which the exchange formally announced in