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Austria Mulls Elimination of Internet Anonymity; Offenders Could Be Fined Millions of Euros

Internet users in Austria could soon find it impossible to comment on online forums anonymously as the country’s government looks to do away with internet anonymity, reports local media outlet Der Standard, April 18, 2019. Austria Tightens Noose around Internet… Continue Reading →

2020 Elections: West Virginians to Use Blockchain-based Voting Application

Expanding on the blockchain-voting pilot that allowed overseas military operatives and families to vote during the November 2018 mid-term elections, the mobile voting app will now be used during the 2020 presidential elections, which is a concern to some security… Continue Reading →

New Cambridge Report Delves into Global Cryptoasset Regulation

A report compiled by researchers at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge is providing insight into the global regulatory climate as it pertains to digital assets. The paper finds that a lack of standardized terminology is one of the main… Continue Reading →

Financial Giants still Investing in Blockchain despite Bear Markets

Venture Capitals, technology firms and financial institutions are actively investing in blockchain technology startups building infrastructure for the cryptocurrency industry, though they are still wary of bitcoin and altcoins due to their volatile nature, according to a Reuters report on… Continue Reading →

FinCEN Penalize Bitcoin Exchanger for Unlawful Practices

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has ordered Eric Powers, the operator of a peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange, to pay a fine of $35,000 for willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) registration for failing to register as a… Continue Reading →

India: RBI Omits Cryptocurrency-Based Projects from Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on April 18, 2019, published the terms of its fintech-focused regulatory sandbox. While the report highlights the importance of blockchain technology for various applications, it explicitly rejects all sorts of cryptocurrency-based businesses from being… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: April 19, 2019

The total crypto market cap gained $1.4 billion of value for the seven-day period and now stands at $179.4. The top ten currencies saw mixed results for the same time frame as Binance Coin (BNB) managed to gain 7.3 percent… Continue Reading →

Former Mozilla Executive Accuses Google Of Sabotage

Jonathan Nightingale, a tech professional who formerly worked at Mozilla, has made detailed allegations that technology giant Google has been sabotaging Firefox, Mozilla’s browser. Nightingale claims Google has been acting in this manner for years in order to provide Google… Continue Reading →

Bakkt Wants New York Crypto License to Appease Regulatory Bodies, Sources Say

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE,) the company behind the highly-anticipated bitcoin trading platform Bakkt has turned to U.S. state watchdogs to get the stalled project the necessary regulatory approvals. This according to a Bloomberg report published April 17, 2019. Bakkt: The… Continue Reading →

Binance Chain Goes Live; Exchange Gives Details on BNB Token Swap

According to a Bloomberg report published April 18, 2019, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by reported volume, has launched its own blockchain called Binance Chain to encourage crypto startups to issue their tokens directly on the trading platform. Taking… Continue Reading →

Binance Unveils Fiat-to-Crypto Bitcoin Exchange in Singapore

Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange with more than $890 million in 24-hour trading volume, has announced the impending launch of its crypto-to-fiat exchange platform in Singapore, reports FXStreet on April 18, 2019. Binance Singapore Set to Go Live Per sources… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin and Ether Market Update: April 19, 2019

Total crypto market cap increased by $1.8 billion to $171.1 since Wednesday, April 17. Top ten currencies are mostly in red for the 24-hour period with Binance Coin (BNB) once again being the exception with 8.2 percent gains. At the… Continue Reading →

BitMEX Partners With Trading Technologies to Provide High Performance Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Tools

BitMEX, the cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform behemoth has announced a partnership deal with Trading Technologies Inc. (TT). In a blog post published by BitMEX on April 17, 2019, the company said the partnership would create a mutually beneficial and strategic… Continue Reading →

South Korea: Crypto Exchange Coinnest Shutting down Operations

Coinnest, a leading South Korean exchange, and bitcoin trading venue have announced it’s closing shop due to challenging market conditions and other unfavorable factors that have hampered its continued growth, according to a press release by the firm on April… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Expands Services to 11 New Countries Including India, Mexico, and South Korea

In a bid to boost the adoption of cryptocurrencies, Coinbase announced on April 17, 2019, that they have expanded their business operations to 11 more countries. More People, More Places There have been a lot of new changes at Coinbase…. Continue Reading →

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Teams up with Major Firms to Launch Token Taxonomi Initiative

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) on April 17, 2019, announced the launch of a blockchain-neutral Token Taxonomy Initiative which will address the need for establishing universal and easy to comprehend definitions for digital tokens. EEA to Clear the Noise in… Continue Reading →

HTC-Backed $50 Million Proof of Capital Blockchain Venture Fund Launched

There are many cryptocurrencies – including bitcoin – that have grown tremendously in value over the years. As a result, there are blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused funds and firms that have emerged from the United States, or their respective countries. Now,… Continue Reading →

Accenture and GEB Partner to Use DLT For Employee Benefits Sector

A Forbes report published April 16, 2019, states that multinational management consulting giant Accenture has partnered with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) to develop a robust blockchain solution for employee benefits sector. Blockchain to Streamline Employee Benefits IT firm Accenture has… Continue Reading →

Financier with Links to Russian Oligarch Launches Crypto Derivative Hedge Fund

According to a BloombergQuint report published April 17, 2019, Gerald Banks, a financier who has in past managed part of a Russian oligarch’s business venture is set to open a cryptocurrency derivative fund. Financier Launches Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Cipher Technologies… Continue Reading →

Winklevoss Twins and Charlie Shrem Settle Legal Dispute

After much back-and-forth, Charlie Shrem and the Winklevoss twins have settled their feud stemming from a failed business deal, as announced on April 16, 2019. White Flag In the crypto industry and the business world in general, it is not… Continue Reading →

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