SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two initial coin offering issuers. These cases are the commission’s first to impose civil penalties “solely for ICO securities offering registration violations.” Both companies have agreed to refund investors, pay penalties, and register their tokens as securities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Hash Wars: Day Two and the Anticipation for BCH Trading Platforms to Reopen

It has been close to 24 hours since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain split on Nov. 15, and the community is assessing the first day of battle. At the time of writing, both chains are still operational and the ABC chain has a 32-block lead on the SV chain. Now many BCH supporters are patiently […]

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ECB Official Decries Bitcoin as ‘Evil Spawn’ of Financial Crisis, Ripple Consolidates Lawsuits

ECB Official Decries Bitcoin as 'Evil Spawn' of Financial Crisis, Ripple Consolidates LawsuitsIn recent regulatory news, an executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) has given a dismissive appraisal of bitcoin and rejected the prospect of central banks issuing state-backed digital currencies in the foreseeable future. In other news, Ripple Labs has moved to consolidate three lawsuits into a single federal suit, while the police […]

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Nvidia Misses Q3 Revenue Target as Cryptocurrency Slump Weighs on Business

Nvidia Misses Q3 Revenue Estimates as Cryptocurrency Slump Slows Down BusinessShares of Nvidia plunged as much as 17 percent in after-hours trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Thursday, after the U.S. bitcoin mining equipment maker reported unexpectedly weak revenue for the third quarter. In premarket trading at the time of writing on Friday, Nvidia was down 16.01 percent at $169.99. Also Read: Canaan Hong Kong […]

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The Daily: Bitsane Introduces Tether-Euro Pair, Covesting Launches in Gibraltar

The Daily: Bitsane Introduces Tether-Euro Pair, Covesting Launches in GibraltarIn Friday’s edition of The Daily, we look at Bitsane’s decision to list tether (USDT) and trade it against the euro. We also cover two other recent announcements in the crypto-space. Digital asset trading platform Covesting is launching operations in Gibraltar, where it has obtained a distributed ledger technology license. And Swissone, a Zug-based digital […]

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Poles to Pay 19% Tax on Income From Cryptocurrency Transactions

Poles to Pay 19 Percent Tax on Income Related to CryptocurrenciesThe government of Poland recently submitted amended income tax regulations for approval by President Andrzej Duda. The updated framework, which includes provisions referring to cryptocurrencies, is expected to enter into force on Jan. 1, 2019. Also read: Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus Crypto-To-Crypto Transactions Will Not Be Taxed The changes, long-awaited by […]

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Web Giants Censor Bitchute and Bloom

Web Giants Censor Bitchute and BloomAnother week, another slew of projects banned by major web platforms. Paypal has ejected Bitchute, a Youtube competitor that champions free speech, while Facebook has banned ad campaigns by Bloom that promoted a rival service. The deplatforming of these projects has reinforced the case for censorship-resistant platforms. Also read: Miner Abandons Swedish County, Leaves $1.5M in […]

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Hash Wars: ABC Chain Leaps More Than 50 Blocks Ahead

Hash Wars: ABC Chain Leaps More Than 50 Blocks AheadAll eyes were on the Bitcoin Cash network today as the blockchain split into two after the last common block was found on the chain at height 556766. So far both chains have been chugging along, but at the time of writing, the ABC side is well over 50 blocks ahead of the SV chain. […]

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Stablecoins Demand More Trust than Fiat Currency

Stablecoins Demand More Trust than Fiat CurrencyThis article about the problem with stablecoins was written by Kevin Murcko, the CEO at cryptocurrency exchange, CoinMetro, and forex broker, FXPIG. Stablecoins — digital coins which peg their value rigidly to the dollar, the euro, or a collage of national currencies — are all the rage right now. Tether, in particular, is on everyone’s […]

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Japanese Regulator Unveils Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency Wallet Services

Japanese Regulator Unveils Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency Wallet ServicesJapan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has unveiled a plan to regulate cryptocurrency wallet services. The regulator has put forward a number of regulatory measures as well as proposing how to implement them. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The Plan The Financial Services Agency (FSA) held its ninth cryptocurrency […]

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