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 »

Congressional Committee Calls for Clearer Crypto Tax Code in Letter to IRS

By | September 20, 2018

Congressional Committee Calls for Clearer Crypto Tax Code in Letter to IRS In an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. House’s Committee on Ways and Means argues that the tax collection body is leaving investors in the lurch with its vague cryptocurrency tax codes. Authored by congressional representatives Kevin Brady, Lynn Jenkins, Darin LaHood,… Read More »

CoolBitX makes its US debut and partners with Litecoin Foundation to deliver mass adoption

By | September 20, 2018

CoolBitX makes its US debut and partners with Litecoin Foundation to deliver mass adoption Taipei, September 2018  – CoolBitX, the secure crypto hardware wallet manufacturer, is announcing the launch of its globally acclaimed CoolWallet S in the United States, encouraging secure crypto storage among mainstream audiences. CoolBitX is also announcing its partnership with the Litecoin Foundation and plans to open… Read More »

Streaming Platform for Gamers Starts Public Beta Testing of Its Own Blockchain

By | September 20, 2018

Streaming Platform for Gamers Starts Public Beta Testing of Its Own Blockchain On Sept. 19, the Play2Live streaming platform for gamers and esports fans has officially announced the launch of the open beta testing of their blockchain streaming platform to the general public. The new blockchain platform aims to let participants benefit from monetization schemes — involving streamers,… Read More »

Bitfury Reveals New Generation of Bitcoin ASIC Chips

By | September 20, 2018

Bitfury Reveals New Generation of Bitcoin ASIC Chips Bitfury Group has developed a new, more efficient bitcoin mining chip, the firm announced Wednesday. The Bitfury Clarke application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip “offers the strongest performance among bitcoin mining chips and is unparalleled in efficiency,” the company claims in a blog post. The new chip, according to the firm,… Read More »