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‘Initial Witness Offerings’ and ADAPT: Fixing the ICO Method

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

‘Initial Witness Offerings’ and ADAPT: Fixing the ICO Method

A Medium post by software engineer and co-founder of CoinFund, Aleksandr Bulkin, from May 12 invites discussion for his solution to an underdeveloped point in cryptocurrency; regulation in the ICO market. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) was a concept of decentralized crowdfunding that entered cryptocurrency mainstream with the introduction of Ethereum. Since then it has become a toss-up, with some projects…

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DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has been keeping an eye on the alluring volatility of the price of bitcoin, with reports emerging of a launch of criminal probe for price manipulation on exchanges. Bloomberg reported May 24, 2018, the DoJ is not amused by bitcoin’s price swings, and is on the lookout for traders who dramatically influence the cryptocurrency…

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Former CEO of Second Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in the World Joins Huobi

Category: Business, Finance, News

Former CEO of Second Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in the World Joins Huobi

On May 14, 2018, OKEx CEO Chris Lee shockingly resigned from his post, citing personal reasons and a “desire to start a new life.” Now, the FinTech and digital payments expert joins Huobi, a primary rival of his former firm barely one week after dumping OKEx. Huobi Bolstered with New Talent In an announcement on May 21, the Singapore-based cryptocurrency…

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

Category: Business, Finance, News, Tech

Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A small-time Moscow bank that boasts of President Nicolas Maduro as their largest shareholder, along with two Russian companies, is the new ‘it’ thing for investors that aim at investing in Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency ‘petro.’ Getting Around U.S. Laws The Moscow-based bank, called Evrofinance Mosnarbank, has made a name for itself in the international financial market as being the first…

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

2018 continues to be a year of cryptocurrency regulations as a slew of nations have started putting the finishing touches to the rules that would govern their blockchain and digital currency space. Now, Thailand has announced that its royal decree to regulate virtual currencies has come into effect. Cryptocurrencies are Digital Assets Back in February 2018, BTCManager reported that Thai…

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Bank of Canada Announces New Findings on Blockchain Undertaking Project Jasper

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

Bank of Canada Announces New Findings on Blockchain Undertaking Project Jasper

The latest findings from “Project Jasper,” a flagship DLT experiment announced June 2017, show that distributed ledgers are an effective solution for the automation of securities settlements in real time, Bank of Canada as well as two other partners conclude. This doesn’t come as a surprise for those already familiar with blockchain technology, or the myriad of cryptocurrencies using the…

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Bitbond’s Loan Transfers Using Bitcoin Are Becoming More Popular

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Bitbond’s Loan Transfers Using Bitcoin Are Becoming More Popular

Global peer to peer marketplace for small loans, Bitbond, allows clients the option to transfer their loans by using bitcoin. The bitcoin startup has seen its popularity grow, with the startup managing around $1 million in loans per month for 100 clients. The revelation was made in an interview by Reuters TV with Bitbond’s German founder Radoslav Albrecht. He said…

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Thailand’s SET Officially Launches LiVE, an OTC Trading Platform Built on the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Thailand’s SET Officially Launches LiVE, an OTC Trading Platform Built on the Blockchain

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), with the help of the public and private sectors, has officially released its Launchpad and Investment Vehicle for Enterprises (LiVE), a blockchain-fueled crowdfunding platform built to fund Thailand startups and small and medium-sized enterprises. SET Looks to the Future with Blockchain Tech Following in the footsteps of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the…

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Study Highlights 46 percent of Past ICOs Took Place Without Working Plan in Place

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Finance, News

Study Highlights 46 percent of Past ICOs Took Place Without Working Plan in Place

While the ICO market is showing no signs of slowing down, a study by an Amsterdam-based company that specializes in rating ICOs, ICO Rating, has highlighted that a total of 412 projects raised a whopping $3.3 billion in the first quarter of 2018 alone. This figure represents a five percent increase over the capital raised in the last quarter in…

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Monex CEO Compares Cryptocurrencies to Initial Stages of the Global Derivatives Market

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Monex CEO Compares Cryptocurrencies to Initial Stages of the Global Derivatives Market

Oki Matsumoto of Monex Group, a Japanese securities trading firm, has compared the cryptocurrency market with that of derivatives. He recalls how derivatives were on the receiving end of criticism thirty-eight years ago by regulators, only to gain widespread adoption in the years soon after. Current Cryptocurrency Market = Initial Stages of Derivative Market Drawing a comparison between derivatives and…

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