The CFTC Asks for Guidance about Ethereum from the Crypto Community

The CFTC Asks for Guidance about Ethereum from the Crypto Community

Among all U.S. consumer protection agencies and regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is probably the most crypto-friendly. In the past, the CFTC Chairman asserted that he believes that heavy regulation on the crypto industry isn’t necessary, and just recently the CFTC’s tech and innovation hub (LabCFTC) released a primer on smart contracts in order to engage with the industry’s innovators. Now, the CFTC also demonstrates that it is not shy to ask for…

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Beta Funds for Bitcoin and Ethereum Launched by Bitwise

Beta Funds for Bitcoin and Ethereum Launched by Bitwise

The launch of two new low-cost beta liquid funds holding Bitcoin and Ethereum exclusively was announced by Bitwise Asset Management, a cryptocurrency asset manager involved in the development of funds, indexes, insight, and other services. This firm provides professional services to individuals, financial advisors, family offices, investment managers, and institutions in navigating cryptocurrency. These new funds (The Bitwise Bitcoin Fund and the Bitwise Ethereum Fund) are the second and third strategies in the Bitwise fund…

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Indian Business School Issues Blockchain Enabled Certificates to over 1,000 Students

Indian Business School Issues Blockchain Enabled Certificates to over 1,000 Students

Revolution is indeed underway. The latest development in the crypto sphere in India now allows employers, students, companies, and institutions to validate the authenticity of certificates without stress. The fight against fake certificates has been ongoing in different countries in the world. Advocates have cried out on the noxious effect of poisoning the job market with fake certificates, necessitating a new way of validating certificates. Efforts to combat this sort of forgery have been pumped…

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Crypto Boss and Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Receives Honorary Doctorates from Basel University

Crypto Boss and Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Receives Honorary Doctorates from Basel University

Like the popular saying – give honor to whom honor is due – the young crypto lord, Vitalik Buterin, alongside other recipients on November 30, 2018 received an honorary doctorate for his unmatched contributions to the crypto ecosystem. Some of the other recipients include Robert Reiner (a medical engineer), Armin Coray (an illustrator), Hansjórg Schneider (a writer), Thomas R. Insel (a neuroscientist), Verena Grether (the hospice founder), Thomas Stadelmann (a federal judge), and Hans-Martin Barth…

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Crypto Meltdown: Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge to Lowest Prices in 2018

Crypto Meltdown: Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge to Lowest Prices in 2018

Winter is coming! That is if it isn’t here already. This year hasn’t been a very good one for cryptocurrencies and it seems the worst is yet to come. Fear in the crypto sphere is being fuelled by the recent slump of Bitcoin ($5,219, -5.6%) and other cryptocurrencies such as Ripple ($0.482, -4.87%), Litecoin ($37.63, -9.74%), and Ethereum ($153.9, -11.4%). According to a Bloomberg report from November 16, cryptocurrencies have yet to receive another blow…

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Report: Mining Ethereum with GPU Becomes Unprofitable

Report: Mining Ethereum with GPU Becomes Unprofitable

Mining cryptocurrencies, especially Ethereum (ETH), using a graphics processing unit (GPU) has been confirmed to yield little to no gain. This is according to a new report by CNBC on the 13th of November. The slump in cryptocurrency mining is a resultant effect of the drastic fall in the price of Bitcoin in 2018. According to some estimates, Bitcoin also dropped to a point where it was not profitable to mine it anymore. Mining of…

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Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’Dirty Bastard Rolls Out his Own Token

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’Dirty Bastard Rolls Out his Own Token

The presale for the ODB coin is here. It is set to be an officially licensed cryptocurrency that is delivered from the estate of famous rapper Ol’Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan. Presale information for the coin is available at Alt.Market. The site Altmarket is a fundraising platform in peer to peer trading within the entertainment industry; this is the first cryptocurrency trading platform that they have produced through the platform. Through AltMarket, users will…

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HTC Makes Exodus ‘Crypto Phone’ Available for Purchase Only with Cryptocurrency

HTC Makes Exodus ‘Crypto Phone’ Available for Purchase Only with Cryptocurrency

Today, Tuesday October 23, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has announced the specs for its much-anticipated crypto phone called Exodus 1. Exodus 1 was first announced in May this year, and there has since been much excitement about the phone from cryptocurrency fans. The blockchain-based phone encompasses a secure area where your wallet is kept, that is “protected from the Andriod OS.” This is a major selling point for crypto-loving Andriod users since the Andriod…

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Steve Wozniak Jumps into a Blockchain-Focused Venture Capital Fund

Steve Wozniak Jumps into a Blockchain-Focused Venture Capital Fund

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become a co-founder of recently launched venture capital fund, EQUI Global. Wozniak will join founder Doug Barrowman and fellow co-founder Baroness Michelle Mone OBE. EQUI Global is blockchain and technology focused, which should be of little surprise after Wozniak’s long history of drumming up excitement for Bitcoin and blockchain. This is the news some were waiting for after it was revealed in August that Wozniak became involved in a blockchain…

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Intelligence Experts: North Korea Exploits Cryptocurrency to Bypass Sanctions

Intelligence Experts: North Korea Exploits Cryptocurrency to Bypass Sanctions

While cryptocurrencies are rapidly adopted in democratic countries by a growing number of people, organizations and governments, it seems that digital currencies are employed as well by the most ostracized and authoritarian regimes in the world – for very different reasons. According to analysis of two distinguished American intelligence experts, the North Korean dictatorial regime has been utilizing cryptocurrencies and their unique decentralized characteristics to bypass the heavy sanctions imposed on the autocratic state. They…

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