International Anti-Money Laundering Standards for Crypto Expected in October

By | September 20, 2018

International Anti-Money Laundering Standards for Crypto Expected in October The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said it is getting closer to the establishment of a global set of anti-money laundering (AML) standards for cryptocurrencies, Financial Times reported September 19. The FATF is an international organization established in 1989 at the initiative of the G7 in order to develop… Read More »

In First Half of 2018, Japan Counts $540 Million Lost to Crypto Thefts

By | September 20, 2018

In First Half of 2018, Japan Counts $540 Million Lost to Crypto Thefts When Tokyo-based Mt. Gox got hacked to the tune of 650,000 bitcoin in 2014, Japan learned early on the tough lessons of cryptocurrency theft. Yet, to this day, despite the country’s ongoing efforts to educate investors and ramp up oversight of crypto exchanges, it still… Read More »

SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

By | September 20, 2018

SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal [unable to retrieve full-text content]The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission SEC is now weighing whether to approve the nation’s first bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund.Published at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:10:06 -0400

Enigma Delays Release of ‘Discovery’ Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet

By | September 20, 2018

Enigma Delays Release of ‘Discovery’ Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet Engima, the startup seeking to bring privacy to the world of public blockchains, is delaying the launch of its mainnet as part of a wider reworking of its developmental roadmap. The company had previously planned to deploy its “Discovery” protocol on the live ethereum network or “mainnet” – it launched on an ethereum “testnet”… Read More »

US SEC Asks for Further Comment Regarding VanEck Bitcoin ETF

By | September 20, 2018

US SEC Asks for Further Comment Regarding VanEck Bitcoin ETF The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested further comments regarding its decision on the listing and trading of a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF), according to an official notice released September 20. The ETF under consideration is backed by investment firm VanEck and financial services company… Read More »

QUANTA launches Quanta Chain, a public blockchain infrastructure to provide instant liquidity for million of tokens, with under 1 second latency

By | September 20, 2018

QUANTA launches Quanta Chain, a public blockchain infrastructure to provide instant liquidity for million of tokens, with under 1 second latency Singapore, September 2018 – QUANTA Chain, the public blockchain infrastructure 15x times faster than Ethereum, has gone live. The platform is built on key innovative foundations, including cross-chain order architecture and fast order-book based on memory ledger, enabling… Read More »

Consortium of Swiss Investors Launch Blockchain Incubator with $100 Million Goal

By | September 20, 2018

Consortium of Swiss Investors Launch Blockchain Incubator with $100 Million Goal Switzerland-based consortium Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) has launched a blockchain incubator with a $100 million goal, swissinfo.ch reported September 20. CV VC has reportedly launched its initial incubator dubbed “Genesis Hub” in the canton of Zug, also known as Switzerland’s Crypto Valley. The Crypto Valley… Read More »

UN Women to Use Blockchain Technology in Refugee Work Program in Jordan

By | September 20, 2018

UN Women to Use Blockchain Technology in Refugee Work Program in Jordan UN Women — a United Nations entity for gender equality and empowering women — will use blockchain technology for cash transfers in Jordanian refugee camps, according to a UN press release September 18. Per the announcement, UN Women in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP)… Read More »

ENS’ Nick Johnson ‘Fairly Convinced’ ProgPoW Is Necessary

By | September 20, 2018

ENS’ Nick Johnson ‘Fairly Convinced’ ProgPoW Is Necessary September 20, 2018 10:00 PM After speaking with the blockchain space’s own OhGodAGirl, the Go Ethereum core developer now supports the adoption of a programmatic proof-of-work algorithm for Ethereum. Although initially skeptical, Nick Johnson of the Ethereum Name Service and Go Ethereum recently tweeted his support for programmatic proof-of-work (ProgPoW),… Read More »

Dogecoin Unaffected By Bitcoin Bug

By | September 20, 2018

Dogecoin Unaffected By Bitcoin Bug September 20, 2018 9:21 PM On Tuesday, Bitcoin Core released client update 0.16.3 to address a major vulnerability in Bitcoin software. In the announcement, Bitcoin Core cited a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability discovered in its client versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The author of the post, Wladimir J. van der Laan, recommended that all affected… Read More »