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Down But Not Out: Bitcoin Remains on Hunt for $10K
Bitcoin remains on track to re-test $10,000 and possibly break higher – as long as prices hold above $8,300.
Spooked By SEC, Video Streaming ICO Halts Airdrop
Stream had a plan to launch its product, sell its tokens to investors and give away 500 million more. That’s all on hold now, as SEC action looms.
China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards
China’s information and technology ministry aims to establish a standards committee to boost the development of blockchain in the country.
Coinbase Releases Cryptocurrency Tax Calculator
The U.S cryptocurrency exchange is easing the crypto tax procedure with a new automatic gain/loss calculator.
Japan’s Third Largest Utility Tests Bitcoin On Lightning
One of Japan’s largest electric companies is intrigued by bitcoin’s early-stage Lightning Network, so much so they’re testing it out.
CFTC Moves to Cement Authority Over Crypto Fraud Cases
The CFTC cited a U.S. district judge’s recent ruling that cryptocurrencies are commodities to show standing in a separate fraud case it is pursuing.
What’s Wrong With John Oliver’s Bitcoin-Beanie Baby Comparison
Comedian John Oliver rightly warned his audience about the risks of cryptocurrency, but his comparisons to Beanie Babies and gambling missed the mark.
Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Fuel Bank Runs, BIS Says
A central bank-issued digital currency could fuel faster bank runs during periods of financial stability, the BIS said Monday.
Report: South Korea Could Ease Its ICO Ban
South Korea’s ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) could be relaxed in the months ahead, according to a new report.
Venezuela’s Petro Will Harm ‘Legitimate’ Cryptocurrencies, Says Brookings
The Brookings Institute warns that the petro will undermine both international economic sanctions and truly decentralized cryptocurrencies.
Crypto Miner Genesis Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order
Genesis Mining has been ordered to stop operating in the state of South Carolina, according to a cease-and-desist order released last week.
Lawyer Warns Bitfinex on ‘Threats’ Against Blogger
Blogger Bitfinex’d hires lawyer Stephen Palley, who says that if he finds Bitfinex is behind threats against his client, “there will be consequences.”
EU Can’t Ban Bitcoin Mining Over Energy Concerns, Official Says
Cryptocurrency mining is perfectly legal in Europe and only subject to standard electricity rules, according to an EU commissioner.
Bitcoin Cash Price Enters Recovery Mode After 4-Week Low
After mounting a high-volume recovery, the bitcoin cash cryptocurrency looks set to rebound, technical chart analysis suggests.
Ether Takes Step Toward Institutional US Trading
ConsenSys is partnering to develop an ether price index it hopes will make more crypto trading products available for institutional investors.
Former Docker CEO to Lead Crypto-Powered Distributed Storage Startup
Decentralized data storage startup Storj is hoping to boost its growth with the hire of Ben Golub, former CEO at software firm Docker.
Malaysian Central Bank Slams ICO for Misleading Logo
A Malaysian initial coin offering organizer has been flagged by the central bank over its unauthorized use of national and institutional symbols.
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Thomson Reuters has launched a bitcoin analysis product that uses AI to analyze how industry insiders feel about the cryptocurrency.