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Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: In Crypto Coin Game, 'Dope' Names Pay
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "Mithril" is a rare, indestructible metal whose beauty never tarnishes; in the real world it's the name of three different blockchain projects, all of which are trying to score pop culture points with investors.
Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware's Lunch
Blockchain issuers raised an estimated $5 billion in 2017 through ICOs and, while these transactions varied widely in their quality, the popularity of ICOs has persisted into 2018 despite well-publicized scams, declining cryptocurrency prices, enforcement actions and strong cautionary pronouncements by the SEC and other regulators.
Crypto Payment Start-Up Set To Offer 'Lightning Fast' Transactions
The company says "Lightning Network technology" will bring the processing times of crypto transactions in line with fiat payments while keeping costs down.
Third Co-Founder Of Centra Tech Charged With $25 Mln Securities Fraud
The third co-founder of crypto financial services startup Centra Tech Raymond Trapani has been arrested yesterday, April 20, and charged with securities and wire fraud of more than $25 mln associated with the company's Initial Coin Offering, according to the US Department of Justice's press release April 20.
WikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service Violation
WikiLeaks Shop, the merchandise arm of international anonymous publishing non profit WikiLeaks, reported on Twitter Friday, April 20, that their account with crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has been blocked.
Macau Monetary Authority Issues Warning On Crypto Following Criminal Ties To ICO
The Monetary Authority of Macau has issued a warning to the public regarding the possibility "Fraud and criminal activities" in cryptocurrencies, the South China Morning Post reports April 20.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 21
The Barclay Cryptocurrency Traders Index monitors the returns of the 19 funds that trade in virtual currencies.
Crypto Trade Group Pressures SEC to Exempt Ethereum From Security Classification
An alliance of lawyers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs have recently met with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to petition for the creation of cryptocurrency "Safe harbors" for specific cryptocurrencies and tokens, including Ethereum.
Litecoin Lighting Up, Approaching $200: LTC News Roundup
Litecoin has experienced a shaky start to 2018, with LTC prices dropping dramatically subsequent to the cancellation of the widely-hyped LitePay launch.
Taiwanese Gov't Plans To Release Anti-Money Laundering Regulations For Crypto In November
Taiwanese Minister of Justice, Chiu Tai-san, said that the country will roll out new regulations for virtual currencies later this year, Taiwan Central News Agency reported April 20.
Belgium Contributes To World Food Programme Blockchain Project
The government of Belgium is making a contribution of €2 mln to promote a Blockchain project by the World Food Programme, the WFP announced April 19.
Crypto Price Watch: Price Surges for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin
At press time, the currency is trading for roughly $8,500, and the downward spiral users were witnessing last week appears to be in an ending phase.
Amazon Web Services Launches Instant Blockchain Templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger
Amazon Web Services have recently launched a new foray into the world of distributed ledger technology, announcing the release of AWS Blockchain Templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.
Russia's Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban
The Supreme Court of Russia has directed a court in the city of St. Petersburg to consider an appeal against a blocked cryptocurrency information website.
Don't Believe What You Read About Quebec's Chief Scientist and Crypto
Contrary to recent media reports, the Chief Scientist of Quebec has not downplayed concerns about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, his office said.
Amazon Web Services Releases Blockchain Frameworks For Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric
Amazon Web Services cloud platform has recently introduced its Blockchain framework for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric allowing users to build and manage their own Blockchain-powered decentralized applications, AWS announced in a blog post Thursday, April 19.
Crypto 'Doesn't Pass Test Of What A Currency Should Be', Says Likely NY Fed President
The expected next president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said that cryptocurrency "Doesn't pass the the basic test of what a currency should be", CNBC reports April 20.
Russian Supreme Court Orders To Review Bitcoin Website Ban
The Supreme Court of Russia has ordered the St. Petersburg City Court to consider an appeal to the ban of a cryptocurrency information website, Russian Legal Information Agency reported April 20.
ICO Contributions In 2018 Already Surpass the $5.6 Billion Raised in 2017
Raising $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the first three months of ICO contributions have outstripped the total raised in 2017.
IOTA Demonstrates Real-World Use Case With Smart Vehicle Charging Stations
IOTA integration into vehicle charging stations demonstrates the potential of seamless Machine-to-Machine transactions.
AWS Is Making Hyperledger and Ethereum Easier to Use
Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant's cloud computing arm, has unveiled a new service for launching out-of-the-box blockchain networks for the ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric protocols.
Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins
Alternative cryptocurrencies shone bright this week, as the wider cryptocurrency market saw continued resurgence.
LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch
Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives.
DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud
The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against another co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra, a move that comes weeks after two other founders were arrested and charged.
Startup Jobs Site AngelList Reports Doubling Of Crypto Jobs Since New Year
AngelList, a website for startups offering vacancies to job seekers and investment opportunities for angel investors, reported that the number of crypto job openings has doubled in the past three months, according to their weekly newsletter published Thursday, April 19.
Bitcoin Set For First Biweekly Gain This Year, Buying Strongest Since March 2017
Spring's chorus of bullish predictions for Bitcoin appears to be having some corroboration from recent markets, as Bloomberg reports on Bitcoin's 4 percent gain today, April 20, putting the coin on track for its first back-to-back week of gains this year.
PayPal's Higher Fees and Tightened Regulations Will Pave the Way for Crypto Payment Services
In an extremely confounding move that will further restrict the financial rights of its users, PayPal issued a statement announcing that as of April 19, it will initiate a number of changes that will aim to introduce more transparency within the company's internal monetary dealings.
EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
The European Parliament has backed a move to bring closer regulation to cryptocurrencies.
Taiwan Eyes November Deadline for Bitcoin AML Regulation
Taiwan aims to formally regulate bitcoin under anti-money laundering rules before the end of the year.
Bitcoin Bull Trap? Not So, Says Lesser-Known Price Indicator
Is the reversal of a lesser-known bitcoin price indicator signaling a bull trap?