Fork Watch: Disputed Consensus and an Abundance of Game Theory

In less than 24 hours the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be facing a hard fork involving consensus changes that are currently disputed and may lead to a blockchain split. Two development teams have proposed different paths for the Nov. 15 upgrade and the clashing BCH reference implementations will be incompatible with each other after […]
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Fork Watch: Disputed Consensus and an Abundance of Game Theory

Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also […]
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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

GMO Internet Reports Cryptocurrency Exchange Profit Rose Over 34% in Q3 2018

GMO Internet, the Japanese technology and online finance conglomerate, presented its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on Nov. 12. The presentation included new details about the performance of the Tokyo-listed group’s cryptocurrency-related businesses. Also Read: The Daily: US Museum to Accept Bitcoin, Estonia Grants License to B2BX Exchange Record Performance by Quarter […]
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GMO Internet Reports Cryptocurrency Exchange Profit Rose Over 34% in Q3 2018

Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Vietnamese authorities are still considering their approach to regulating the cryptocurrency space. The Ministry of Justice has put forward several alternative solutions and the Ministry of Industry and Trade has expressed its opposition to the ban on imports of mining equipment. Also read: Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses Justice Ministry Reports […]
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Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bahamas Releases Discussion Paper on Crypto-Asset Regulation

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) has released a discussion paper proposing how it intends to regulate digital assets. This includes initial coin offerings as part of efforts to eliminate the alleged threat of tax evasion, fraud and money laundering. However, when regulation eventually comes, it is likely that only a state-issued cryptocurrency will […]
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Bahamas Releases Discussion Paper on Crypto-Asset Regulation

Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support and Network Monitoring Tools

The Bitcoin Cash community have been heavily discussing and preparing for a possible network split due to two development teams competing on which featured consensus changes will be added to the next upgrade. Additionally, over the last two weeks, Bitcoin Cash infrastructure providers such as exchanges and wallet services have been revealing their contingency plans […]
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Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support and Network Monitoring Tools

Etherdelta Founder Fined $400K for Operating Unregistered Securities Exchange

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published details of a cease and desist order it has taken against Zachary Coburn, the operator of Etherdelta. The decentralized ER20 token exchange was the leading Ethereum DEX during its peak, executing more than 3.6 million orders. According to the SEC, many of those orders were for unregistered […]
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Etherdelta Founder Fined $400K for Operating Unregistered Securities Exchange

Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

A group under the Bank of Israel has published a report on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. The team, which was set up last November, has identified several potential advantages to the technology, but has advised the central bank not to act until other institutions throughout the world have done so first. […]
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Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

Bitfury Secures $80M in Private Placement

Bitfury Group, the San Francisco-based manufacturer of bitcoin mining hardware, announced today that it has closed an $80 million private placement funding round. This may indicate that the company, which was rumored to be working on an initial public offering, has decided to delay taking the IPO route for now. Also Read: Lawyer Invests $300 […]
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Bitfury Secures $80M in Private Placement

The Daily: Crypto Game Developer Raises $15M, Bitcoin Pioneer Faces Lawsuit

In today’s edition of The Daily, we look at a successful funding round for a developer of a popular cryptocurrency-powered game. We also report on a famous early entrepreneur in the Bitcoin space who has been accused of stealing money to buy Maserati cars, big powerboats and luxury real estate. Also Read: Lawyer Invests $300 […]
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The Daily: Crypto Game Developer Raises $15M, Bitcoin Pioneer Faces Lawsuit