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How Ethereum ERC-1115 Token Standard May Bring a New Age Digital Asset Ownership
An Ethereum token standard that represents fungible and nonfungible assets could spark a new wave of asset trading in the digital space.
Amazon Has Launched a New Service for Building Blockchains
Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating their own platform.
Google Searches for 'Bitcoin' Just Hit Their Highest Level Since April
Reveals the weekly number of worldwide searches for the keyword "Bitcoin" has reached levels not seen since the first week in April.
Nasdaq Reportedly Looking into Bitcoin Futures Despite Plunging Prices
The world's second largest stock exchange, Nasdaq, is reportedly planning to introduce a Bitcoin futures market within the first quarter of 2019.
US Treasury Dept. Takes Action Against Two Iranians Allegedly Involved in BTC Ransomware
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin ransomware scheme SamSam, the Treasury reported in an official press release today, Nov. 28.The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has taken action on Wednesday against two Iranian individuals, Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan, who are accused of exchanging Bitcoin into Iranian rials.
Steemit Lays Off 70% of Its Staff, Citing Crypto Bear Market
Blockchain startup Steemit has laid off close to 70 percent of its staff, citing the prolonged bear market for cryptocurrency.
Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutional Investors
Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has launched over-the-counter trading for institutional customers, New York-based live streaming financial news network Cheddar reported yesterday, Nov. 27.Opposed to trading through a crypto exchange itself, over-the-counter crypto trading will allow institutional investors to conduct direct trades between each other.
Nigeria's Union Bank Reportedly Warns Against Crypto Transactions
The Union Bank of Nigeria has reportedly cautioned against transactions in cryptocurrencies, according to a letter allegedly sent to its users and published Nov. 26 by Nairaland, an online community targeted at Nigerians.
US Regulators Tie Two Bitcoin Addresses to Iranian Ransomware Plot
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is officially adding crypto addresses to its individual sanctions list.
The Imitation Game: Startup's Big Idea in Building AI That's as Good as Human
The premise is simple: an interrogator asks questions to a machine and to a human while sitting in a separate location, and receive the answers written down.
South Korea Eyes More Reliable E-Voting With December Blockchain Trial
South Korea is set to test a blockchain system next month in an effort to improve the reliability and security of online voting.
Fundstrat's Tom Lee: Bear Markets Are a 'Golden Time' to Be in Crypto
The current bear markets are the "Golden time" to be in crypto, major Wall Street crypto bull and co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee said Wednesday, Nov. 28, during his speech at BlockShow Asia 2018.Fundstrat's co-founder named three main reasons behind the recent crypto market collapse: Bitcoin Cash's contentious hard fork, the regulatory actions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission forcing Initial Coin Offerings to return funds to investors, and the "Terrible" condition of global markets, which have dropped by approximately 10 percent in October and November.
Swiss Electronics Supplier SIRIN Labs to Ship Its First Blockchain-Based Smartphone
Blockchain-focused electronics supplier SIRIN Labs will ship its first blockchain-based smartphone tomorrow, Nov. 29, U.S.-based IT and business tech magazine Computerworld reports today, Nov. 28.Following a funding round that raised $157 million in an Initial Coin Offering for a blockchain-powered phone in December 2017, the Swiss-based firm announced this summer that they will release their blockchain-enabled smartphone FINNEY in November 2018.Based on both Android and SIRIN's open-source operating system, SIRIN OS, the FINNEY phone will offer a cold-storage crypto wallet and provide secure encrypted communications.
Canada: Birks Group Jewelry Retail Giant Begins Accepting Bitcoin in Eight Locations
Major Canadian-based jewelry manufacturer and retailer Birks Group has begun accepting Bitcoin through a partnership with U.S. payment processor BitPay, the company confirmed in a press release Nov. 28.Birks, which has operated since 1879, will initially accept the largest cryptocurrency in eight of its 30 domestic stores in Canada.
Texas Securities Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Investment Firm
The Securities Commissioner of the U.S. State of Texas has issued an Emergency Cease & Desist Order against crypto investment firm My Crypto Mine and its principal Mark Steven Royer, published to the regulator's website Nov. 27.
Bitcoin Sees Strongest 24-Hour Performance Since July, Total Market Cap Jumps $11 Bln
Bitcoin has soared 9.3 percent on the day, breaking above the $4,000 mark to trade at trade at $4,050 at press time.
Coinbase Quietly Opened Its OTC Crypto Trading Desk This Month
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase opened its over-the-counter crypto trading desk earlier this month.
Swiss Food Manufacturer Partners with ETH-based Blockchain Service to Track Tuna Products
A Swiss food manufacturer has become the "First" in Europe to use the Ethereum blockchain to track fish products, a press release confirmed Nov. 28.
Back Over $4K: Bitcoin's Price Bounce is Gathering Pace
While the bitcoin market is still predominantly bearish, seller exhaustion near $3,500 may be paving the way to stronger corrective bounce.
Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer
One of the top U.S. financial regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has released its second guide to understanding smart contracts, with a reminder that the technology is covered under financial rules.
Cyprus Court Withdraws Money Laundering, Fraud Lawsuit Against Alleged BTC-e Operator
The lawyer for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, has said that a district court in Cyprus has withdrawn their lawsuit on charges "Of fraud, money laundering and other crimes." This development was reported by state-operated Russian news agency RIA Novosti Nov. 27.
Nasdaq Partners with VanEck to Release 'Regulated, Surveilled' Digital Assets Products
The world's second largest stock exchange Nasdaq and U.S. investment firm VanEck have announced a partnership to jointly launch a set of "Transparent, regulated and surveilled" digital assets products.
Malaysia Plans to Enact Crypto Regulation in Q1 2019, Finance Minister Reports
Malaysia will enact regulations for cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings in Q1 2019, local English-language news media outlet The Star reported Nov. 28.
US Commodities Regulator CFTC Issues Smart Contracts Primer, Outlines Benefits and Risks
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's fintech innovation hub LabCFTC has issued a Primer on Smart Contracts, according to an official announcement Nov. 27.
South Korean Government to Test Blockchain Use for E-Voting System
The South Korean government is considering using blockchain technology for an electronic voting system, business technology news website ZDNet reports Nov. 28.
Canadian Jewelry Retailer Birks Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
Birks Group, one of the oldest luxury jewelry retailers in Canada, is now accepting bitcoin payments at some stores.
Japanese Video Platform Pays Users Crypto to Watch Ads
C0ban is based on the concept of combining blockchain and video advertisement.
CLSNet Blockchain Payment Netting Service Launch Features Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
U.S. forex exchange settlement giant CLS' blockchain payment netting service has gone live today, Nov. 28.
Goldman, Morgan Stanley Go Live With CLS' IBM-Powered Blockchain
CLS, the bank-owned currency trading utility, and IBM have gone live with their blockchain-based payment netting service after more than two years in development.
Coinbase Launches OTC Crypto Trading Desk; USDC Stablecoin "One of the Most Liquid" on the Market
Coinbase launches its over-the-counter trading desk for its institutional Prime customers today, with plans to integrate delayed settlement and Coinbase Custody.