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Coinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market Manipulation

Coinfloor, a cryptocurrency exchange that operates multiple subsidiary exchanges, is joining hands with Trading Technologies International, Inc., a …

Cryptocurrency

CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules

The director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s fintech initiative cautioned against what he called "hasty regulatory …

Administrative Law

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

<b>Bitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies — An Overview of the Legal Landscape, The Risks of Investing, and the Future of the Markets – Part 1

Article ByVincent P. (Trace) Schmeltz IIIBarnes & Thornburg LLPGovernment Enforcement Exposed - "The GEE"In this two-part blog series, I will be …

Cryptocurrency

81% of all ICOs are scams – and other ICO facts that you should know

by Krista Krumina ICOs have been on the rise since 2013. The first token sale (also known as ICO) was held by Mastercoin in July 2013. Then, a year …

Cryptocurrency

Review of top 50 ICOs shows most promise things they will never deliver

The most extensive legal report on initial coin offerings (ICOs) is now available to the general public, and the findings are pretty damning.<p>University of Pennsylvania legal professors, alongside research teams, have meticulously studied the top 50 highest grossing ICOs of last year – their …

Icos

Blockchain Startup Launches Platform for Risk-Managed ICO Investments

CoinMirror, a Berlin-based startup, is launching the public beta of its platform for ICO investments on the Ethereum mainnet today, July 18, 2018. …

Venture Capital

Coinbase says it never needed SEC approval to list security tokens

Earlier this week, leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase announced it had gotten a stamp of approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to close a trio of acquisitions that could allow the company to trade security tokens. But the exchange is now walking back its …

Cryptocurrency

5 Real Life Blockchain Implementations Outside of Cryptocurrency

What do Pied Piper and blockchain tools have in common? Both are always “coming soon.”<p>By now most of us are familiar with blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Outside of cryptocurrency, blockchain has many purported use cases in scenarios that require …

Blockchain

Guide to Crypto Token Types

Not so long ago (2009), in a galaxy near and familiar, a cryptocurrency was born. It was called Bitcoin. For several years it played all alone in the …

Cryptocurrency

Here's why you shouldn't believe 'safe haven' claims about Bitcoin

The sharp rise and subsequent fall in Bitcoin’s value places it among the greatest market bubbles in history. It has outpaced the 17th-century tulip …

Cryptocurrency

Shocking no one, study finds almost 80 percent of ICOs are scams

Initial coin offerings are the way of the future, and oh boy is that future shady.<p>A new study found that the favorite fundraising mechanism of the …

Cryptocurrency

Let’s destroy Bitcoin

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

SEC comments about a proposed bitcoin ETF are 'liiiiiiiiiit'

Nothing quite captures the excitement of bitcoin like a proposed exchange-traded fund.<p>I mean, just say it out loud. <i>Bitcoin ETF</i>. It's sexy, right? And …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Bounty Hunting Is Becoming a High-Tech Way Out of Poverty

Life used to be different for "Crypto Shaolin."<p>Long before he was known by his current nickname, he'd follow tourists in the heat of central Africa, …

Cryptocurrency

Why bitcoin uses so much energy

BITCOIN has been alarming people for years because of the amount of electricity needed to mint new virtual coinage. Alex de Vries, a bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Tezos Investors Got a Chance to Sell This Week – And They Took It

After waiting nearly a year to get their tokens, the first thing many Tezos investors did was get rid of them.<p>At least, that seems to be the case …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Tezos Announces its Arrival, Surges 35%

FOMO MomentsCrypto land is sideways but Tezos is out on top, Qtum and Binance Coin also doing well.As we enter the weekend crypto markets are up a …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum's Growing Gas Crisis (And What's Being Done to Stop It)

Ethereum is in the midst of a "gas crisis."<p>At least, that's according to Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, who took to Twitter this week to remind …

Cryptography

Here’s What You Pay in Taxes for Using Crypto: From the US to Switzerland

On June 25, Japan’s Minister of Finance, senator Fujimaki suggested that the current tax rate for crypto transactions in the country, which goes up …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple (XRP) Technical Analysis: Western Union “Reconsidering” XRP Viability

In general, there is a broad-based recovery in cryptocurrencies and that includes Ripple (XRP) coming at a time the company is dealing with three …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple and CEO hit with third lawsuit for securities fraud

Court documents signed last week reveal that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO have been served with their third securities fraud lawsuit in as many months.<p>In this latest suit, dated June 27, a private XRP investor alleges that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO Bradley Garlinghouse have conflated their token …

Cryptocurrency

51% Attack Explained: The Attack on A Blockchain

Attackers use 51% attacks to reverse transactions that have already taken place, in a blockchain, in what has come to be known as double spend. For …

Bitcoin

The Only 2 Large Cryptocurrencies That Are Up in 2018

Last year, cryptocurrency investors could seemingly do no wrong. If you threw a dart at any random smattering of the 50-largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, and you happened to hang onto those digital tokens for the full year, you would almost certainly have netted an incredible return. As a …

Cryptocurrency

Lightning Network has 1% success rate with transactions larger than $300

Lightning Network, a technology often touted as <i>the</i> solution to Bitcoin’s scalability problem, has been growing leaps and bounds in popularity in the recent months in spite of being at a nascent stage. The technology has been tested successfully for processing micro-transactions swiftly. But it …

Bitcoin

How To Implement A Blockchain Project In 5 Steps

From the initialization of the network to the execution of a smart contract and the selection of the necessary tools, here are the main steps for …

Blockchain

Feds ran a bitcoin-laundering sting for over a year

Operation Dark Gold targeted dark-web drug dealers, offering cash in exchange for tainted cryptocurrency<p>More than 40 alleged dark-web drug dealers have been arrested as part of a sweeping federal effort described by the Department of Justice as “the first nationwide undercover operation targeting …

Darknet

Beginners Guide to Investing In Cryptocurrencies

For beginners taking their first plunge into the crypto world, it may seem a bit confusing as there is a lot one needs to know before investing in …

Cryptocurrency

Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Crypto Regulatory Framework

<b>The financial authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency activities following the completion of a</b> …

Cryptocurrency

What Does Crypto Care if Zooko Is a Millionaire?

2,033 ZEC.<p>That's how much Zooko Wilcox, CEO of the Zcash Company, earns per month from the $650 million zcash cryptocurrency network he helped …

Cryptography