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  • SEC & FINRA Provide Approval for Coinbase to List Security Tokens July 20, 2018
    According to Bloomberg, the cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase confirmed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approved a number of acquisitions for the company, enabling them to offer “security-tokens” on the platform and subjects the business to federal oversight.   In early June, President and […]
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  • World’s Largest Asset Manager, BlackRock, Exploring Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Technology July 19, 2018
    London’s Financial News reported on Monday that the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock, responsible for $6.3tn in investments, set up a working group to investigate ways to take advantage of the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency space. This report was then confirmed by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in an interview with Reuters News: “We are a […]
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  • Schnorr: Potentially The Next Big Change to Bitcoin Since SegWit July 18, 2018
    Influential developer Pieter Wuille recently proposed a consensus change for a new signature type for bitcoin transactions called Schnorr to the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) Github. The 64-byte Schnorr signatures would be used over the elliptic curve secp256k1 to sign transactions.   This upgrade would be the biggest to bitcoin since Segregated Witness (SegWit), though […]
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  • Schnorr: Potentially The Next Big Change to Bitcoin Since SegWit July 17, 2018
    Influential developer Pieter Wuille recently proposed a consensus change for a new signature type for bitcoin transactions called Schnorr to the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) Github. The 64-byte Schnorr signatures would be used over the elliptic curve secp256k1 to sign transactions. This upgrade would be the biggest to bitcoin since Segregated Witness (SegWit), though small […]
    Marc Proferes
  • Crypto Takes the Hill: Regulators Discuss the Future of Money July 16, 2018
    Cryptocurrencies will once again take center stage on Capitol Hill this week. The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee announced that it is hosting a hearing titled “The Future of Money: Digital Currency” on this Wednesday, July 18. The committee has not yet announced a full list of witnesses at the time of writing, […]
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  • Mobile Wallet App Abra Adds Credit Card Options to Purchase Bitcoin July 13, 2018
    Abra announced on a blog post yesterday that bitcoin can now be purchased through their services with a VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card. This option was made possible through a new partnership with Simplex, a company whose technology “allows exchanges, brokers, wallets, merchants, and marketplaces to conduct business online with complete fraud protection.” […]
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  • Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Partners with SolidX in Filing for First Bitcoin ETF July 12, 2018
    Progress towards establishing the world’s first Bitcoin ETF took another step forward as the SEC recently published the application of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in partnership with Van Eyck Investment and SolidX. In addition to the CBOE and SolidX, Gemini, the Winklevoss brothers’ crypto exchange, has been the only other exchange to file […]
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  • Over 100 Companies Participate in Coingate’s Pilot for Lightning Network Bitcoin Payments July 11, 2018
    CoinGate, a startup cryptocurrency payment gateway, has announced a pilot project for merchants to begin accepting Lightning Network Payments. Since the soft fork of the Bitcoin Blockchain on August 24, 2017 known as Segregated Witness, second layer solutions for bitcoin scaling, such as the Lightning Network, were now able to be implemented. According to CoinDesk, […]
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  • Bancor Hack Results in Loss of $23.5M July 10, 2018
    Bancor, an Israel-based company touting a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange which raised $153 million in ether during their ICO last year, disclosed to the public on 7/10/18 a security breach which resulted in the loss of 24,984 ETH (~$12.5M), 229,356,645 NPXS (~$1M), and 3,200,000 BNT (~$10M). The statement claims “a wallet used to upgrade some smart […]
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  • New Study Predicts Mainstream Cryptocurrency Adoption Possible “Within the Decade” July 9, 2018
    According to new research published today from Imperial College London, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the viable “next step” for money and has the potential to go mainstream within the decade. “New payment systems (or asset classes) do not emerge overnight but it is worth noting that the concept of money has evolved – even […]
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