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First New-York Based Crypto Trading Company Receives BitLicense

Genesis Global Trading, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, has been granted a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency

It’s finally happening. Ripple is making a push to expand the use of the XRP cryptocurrency it created into new verticals and segments beyond the payment and banking space where the company is focused.<p>XRP is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency behind only bitcoin, the original breakout artist, …

Cryptocurrency

Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50 million operation has left the company.<p>After growing the Big Four accounting firm’s blockchain team from three people in 2012 to 1,200 people today, global blockchain lead Eric Piscini is striking out on his own, though he’s …

Blockchain

Huawei to Offer BTC.com Bitcoin Wallet in App Store

Users of Huawei Technologies Co.’s mobile phones will be able to download Bitcoin wallets on their devices for the first time starting Friday.<p>Huawei, …

Cryptocurrency

A Modcloth cofounder just launched an invite-only cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is cool, but you know what’d be even cooler? If people used it to buy things.<p>That they don’t because it’s either not secure or hard to use is a problem that a growing number of founders is trying to tackle. Among them is Merit, a new digital currency that aims to be as simple to use …

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Wait, Did China Just Take An Explosive Blockchain Lead?

Recently such outlets as Financial Times reported that China just snapped up the number one spot for the greatest number of patents pertaining to blockchain technology over any other country in the world. This is just one of the latest moves within a massive amount of activity inside this emerging …

Blockchain

A hot crypto hedge fund keeps poaching talent from Goldman Sachs

• <b>Two former Goldman Sachs employees have joined prominent cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital in the past three months, Business Insider has learned.</b>• <b><br>A number of Wall Streeters have been moving over to the crypto world in recent months.</b><p>Cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital keeps …

Markets

ICOs are so 2017, now there's a new term to fundraise with cryptocurrencies: The 'STO'

By now, even non-bitcoin enthusiasts may have heard of a fundraising process called initial coin offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission …

Cryptocurrency

Coming to grips with compliance and regulation for cryptocurrency traders

<i>Presented by Blockchain Terminal</i><p>Cryptocurrencies are more than just a new asset class; they are a new investment paradigm. In a few short years the trading of crypto has gone from rudimentary peer-to-peer trades to being supported by an entire industry of platforms, exchanges, and tools. However, …

Cryptocurrency

VC Firm With Rockefeller Roots Turns to Crypto Startups

A venture capital firm that sprang from the Rockefeller fortune is setting its sights on cryptocurrency businesses while sticking to its roots: …

Cryptocurrency

Former JPMorgan Blockchain Head Says Focus Should Be On Privacy

Amber Baldet, the former head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s blockchain program, isn’t revealing her next gig, but at a conference Monday it became clear …

Blockchain

A secretive high-speed trader is providing college kids with a 'launch pad' to build cryptocurrency companies

Jump Trading is making cryptocurrency a big focus for its venture capital spin-off in 2018, and is bringing in college kids as part of the effort.<p>The secretive Chicago-based trading firm actively trades digital currencies, while Jump Capital, a venture capital investor, has put money into a number …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon Just Got a Patent to Track Bitcoin Transactions and Sell the Data

Big companies file patents all the time. Not because they want to use them, just to have them and stop someone else from coming along and claiming …

Bitcoin

Mt. Gox and the Surprising Redemption of Bitcoin’s Biggest Villain

The moment that would change the history of Mt. Gox came without so much as a beep. Mark Karpelès, the CEO of what until recently had been the …

Bitcoin

Chinese entrepreneurs have some creative responses to the government’s crackdown on crypto

At 11 p.m. on September 4 last year, Chuan Zhang logged into his account on Huobi.com, a popular Chinese cryptocurrency trading website, and sold …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase Buys Bitcoin Startup Earn.com, Hires CEO as Chief Technology Officer

Coinbase has acquired Earn.com, a social network that lets people earn and spend Bitcoin, and has hired the startup’s CEO, Balaji Srinivasan, as its …

The new blueprint for utility token ICOs in a sophisticated investor market

Perhaps by now a lot of the dumb money has been put into the ICO market and subsequently vanished? We are now seeing smarter money move in, thanks to …

Cryptocurrency

FSA Study Reveals 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Traders in Japan

<b>The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has been investigating a variety of cryptocurrency trading platforms to make sure they are following</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency startups bypass Facebook ad ban with sly marketing tricks

As part of its larger efforts to clean up its act, a couple of months back Facebook announced it will no longer allow ads promoting crypto-products and initial coin offerings (ICOs) on its platforms. But it seems that sly marketers have already worked out how to slip cryptocurrency ads past the …

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain

March Went Out Like a Lamb for Initial Coin Offerings

The recent cooling in the once-hot market for initial coin offerings hasn’t been as dramatic as feared, new data from industry tracker Token Report shows.<p>The March tally for the offerings tied to bitcoin and other virtual currencies came in at $1.2 billion, 24% below the total in February, said …

Cryptocurrency

TOM LEE: There's a $25 billion reason bitcoin could stop plunging by mid-April

US tax returns for 2017 are due April 17.<p>Many people who bought bitcoin as it soared last year are not looking forward to that day. That's because anyone who sold their cryptocurrencies for profit will owe taxes on those earnings.<p>Tom Lee, the cofounder of Fundstrat, estimates that US bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

'Buy the Dip' is like 'Silicon Valley' for cryptocurrency nerds – but funnier

First it was comic books, then it was cringy rap songs, and now people are making movies about cryptocurrency and blockchain.<p>“<i>Buy the Dip</i> is a satirical film based around cryptocurrency which serves as a television pilot for a series of short comedies and sketches ​on current trends and …

Cryptocurrency

Menlo Ventures is making its first real bet on crypto as Bitpay raises $40 million

Not all investors or companies believe bitcoin will ultimately be used for day-to-day transactions. Menlo and Bitpay beg to differ.<p>Venture capital firms over the last year or so have wrestled with how forcefully to lean into investing in startups linked to cryptocurrencies:<p>Is blockchain technology …

Venture Capital

Crypto Exchanges Charge Millions to List Tokens, Report Says

Entrepreneurs are finding their dreams of easy crypto financing come at a high price.<p>Digital token sales are letting young startups raise funds fast, …

Cryptocurrency

South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust

For months, Seoul resident Ye-won Oh monitored cryptocurrency markets voraciously, refreshing her phone practically every minute of every day. In early 2017, she invested $40,000 in Ethereum, which has become wildly popular in South Korea. Like many young Koreans living through Korea’s difficult …

South Korea

Bancor launches a cryptocurrency wallet that converts instantly between tokens

As of January 2018, the number of cryptocurrencies had already hit 1,384, and more are being launched all the time. Tokens such as Bitcoin are widely usable, but many others only have a distinct use within their blockchain project’s ecosystem.<p>What if the cryptocurrencies you hold are different from …

John McAfee reveals he charges $105,000 per promotional cryptocurrency tweet

Software tycoon turned cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee recently revealed that he charges $105,000 for each tweet he sends out promoting digital coins or initial coin offerings (ICO). Last week, McAfee tweeted that his team had written up a guide on how his promotional tweets worked, and …

Cryptocurrency

OTC crypto market flourishes, powered by Skype

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like bitcoin and ether over Skype, catering to big investors looking to avoid rocking already volatile online exchanges.<p>Some 20 traders as well as clients such as wealthy investors, bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency