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Initial Coin Offerings: Here to Stay or Alternatives to Come?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation

Initial Coin Offerings: Here to Stay or Alternatives to Come?

As it is said, all good things must come to an end. So, has the run of the initial coin offering (ICO) coming to a close? This relatively new fundraising method has been around for several years but has garnered significant mainstream attention in the last 18 months. The ICO has helped many new blockchain projects get off the ground…

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3 Bitcoin Improvement Proposals That Aim to Increase Privacy for Bitcoin Users

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

3 Bitcoin Improvement Proposals That Aim to Increase Privacy for Bitcoin Users

While bitcoin is the most popular and valuable decentralized digital currency in the market today, it is not without its issues. One of the main challenges that the Bitcoin network faces is a lack of transaction privacy. To address this, a number of altcoins with a focus on privacy have been introduced into the market. The largely positive market response…

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Bank of Korea Dismisses Central Bank Digital Currency Rumors

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Bank of Korea Dismisses Central Bank Digital Currency Rumors

Suggestions of a state-backed cryptocurrency from South Korean Banks have been dashed, despite recent reports that the country might be one of the first to push forward on this new frontier. Bank of Korea Squashes Rumors On June 18, 2018, a Korea Times report confirms the central bank’s stance on digital assets. Bank of Korea (BoK) stated it opposes the…

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Coinbase Custody will Attract Over $20 Billion from Institutional Investors

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Coinbase Custody will Attract Over $20 Billion from Institutional Investors

Fresh from opening a new office in Japan and acquiring the Ethereum-based exchange Paradex in an ongoing expansion drive, Coinbase is set to launch a new Regulated Crypto Custody service that experts say will open up the crypto finance space to game-changing investment from institutional investors and funds. For many investors, cryptocurrency market is the exciting new frontier of finance…

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Cryptocurrencies are Set to Transform Kenyan Communities

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Cryptocurrencies are Set to Transform Kenyan Communities

In a bid to help combat poverty, Bancor, the “decentralized liquidity network,” is launching a blockchain network to support community currencies in Kenya. Bancor’s Cryptocurrency Push This is to be achieved through a partnership with Grassroots Economics, a non-profit organization that develops community currency programs in Africa. Under the initiative, the currencies network will be piloted in two of the…

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Manufacturing Industry Could Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Counterfeit Products

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Manufacturing Industry Could Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Counterfeit Products

Shane Wall, HP’s chief technology officer, believes blockchain technology could help manufacturers eliminate the problem of copycat parts in the industry. Blockchain can Help Manufacturers According to a conversation with Forbes, Wall mentioned that by uploading and encoding the intellectual property and rights associated with these specific parts on the blockchain, it could help manufacturers have more control over their…

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Silk Road Adviser Extradited to the USA After Using Cryptocurrency for Illegal Purposes

Category: Blockchain, News

Silk Road Adviser Extradited to the USA After Using Cryptocurrency for Illegal Purposes

The Manhattan US Attorney has announced the successful extradition of Canadian citizen Roger Thomas Clark from Thailand to face prosecution over his alleged role in the running of the now-defunct Silk Road darknet website which facilitated transactions of illegal drugs and weapons using Bitcoin. Operating from January 2011 to October 2013 when founder Ross Ulbricht was apprehended, Silk Road infamously…

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Large Russian Banks are Testing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Investment Portfolios

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Large Russian Banks are Testing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Investment Portfolios

Russia’s largest banks Sberbank and AlfaBank, are planning to pilot cryptocurrency investment portfolios for their clients. Russia’s Cryptocurrency Push According to Russian news site Kommersant, the banks concluded to “test boxed solutions for private banking, based on digital financial assets,” on June 13, 2018, during the discussion at the Digital financial assets for banks, funds, and large capital roundtable. Under…

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Dark Web Marketplace Moderator Gal Vallerius Signs Plea Deal After Illegal Bitcoin Transactions

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, News, Regulation

Dark Web Marketplace Moderator Gal Vallerius Signs Plea Deal After Illegal Bitcoin Transactions

A French national by the name Gal Vallerius has entered into a plea deal with American authorities pleading guilty to counts of drug trafficking and money laundering. Vallerius attempts to avoid a lifetime jail sentence in the U.S. for his illicit dealings on the dark web. Dream Market’s Cryptocurrency Economy The charges stem from Vallerius’ activities on the dark web…

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