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Thursday, January 31, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: IBM Completes Blockchain Trial Tracking a 28-Ton Shipment of Oranges



IBM has completed a trial of blockchain technology to track a shipment of mandarin oranges from China to Singapore ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations.

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CryptoCurrency News: Fidelity Says Its Crypto Trading and Storage Platform Is in ‘Final Testing’



Fidelity Digital Asset Services is in its "final testing" phase, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Files for Creditor Protection



The QuadrigaCX exchange says it's been "attempting to locate and secure our very significant cryptocurrency reserves held in cold wallets," unsuccessfully.

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CryptoCurrency News: Cboe Resubmits the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal for SEC Approval



Cboe has re-filed the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal, which it previously withdrew due to the U.S. government shutdown.

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CryptoCurrency News: Prime Trust Undercuts Rivals in Crypto Custody Race



Prime Trust has eliminated its fees for storing digital assets such as bitcoin, ether and Stellar lumens, in a move the custodian called an industry first.

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CryptoCurrency News: NYDFS Grants BitLicense to Third Bitcoin ATM Operator



NYDFS has granted a third bitcoin ATM operator a BitLicense Thursday, with Cottonwood Vending LLC becoming the latest recipient.

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CryptoCurrency News: Germany’s No.2 Stock Exchange Launches Mobile App for Crypto Trading



Stock exchange operator Boerse Stuttgart Group has launched a mobile app for German cryptocurrency traders.

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CryptoCurrency News: A New Test Network Just Activated and Ethereum 2.0 Will Be Using It



Launched today, the G├Ârli test network represents a small step on the long road to solving ethereum's scaling challenges.

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CryptoCurrency News: Pantera, Coinbase Join $4.5 Million Round for Staking-as-a-Service Startup



Pantera Capital and Coinbase Ventures have joined a $4.5 million round for Staked, a firm that helps investors back proof-of-stake cryptos.

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CryptoCurrency News: Blockchain Capital Leads $1.7 Million Round for Crypto Compliance Startup



Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital has led a $1.7 million seed round for San Francisco-based crypto compliance startup TRM Labs.

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CryptoCurrency News: Binance Users Can Now Pay for Crypto With Credit Cards



Top crypto exchange Binance now lets customers purchase some cryptocurrencies using Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

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CryptoCurrency News: February Is Often Good for Bitcoin Prices, Will History Repeat in 2019?



Bitcoin could end its four-year February winning streak unless prices see a strong bounce from key support.

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CryptoCurrency News: South Korea Will Maintain ICO Ban After Finding Token Projects Broke Rules



South Korea has decided not to lift its ban on domestic initial coin offerings after a watchdog's survey found projects have been violating rules.

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CryptoCurrency News: IOTA: Almost All Tokens From $11 Million Hack Have Been Found



Almost all of roughly $11 million-worth of iota tokens alleged to have been stolen by an individual from Oxford, UK, have been found. IOTA co-founder and board co-chairman Dominik Schiener told Reuters that the funds are currently being held as evidence in a police investigation. As reported on Jan. 24, a Europol-coordinated effort involving British and […]

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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CryptoCurrency News: NEM Foundation, on Brink of Bankruptcy, Plans Layoffs and Pivot



NEM Foundation president Alex Tinsman is hoping a more disciplined approach can save the community-driven nonprofit behind the world's 18th largest cryptocurrency.

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CryptoCurrency News: A Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Has Launched on the Ethereum Blockchain



Wrapped BTC (WBTC), an ERC-20 ethereum token collateralized 1-to-1 with bitcoin, is officially live, with about $250,000 worth in circulation.

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CryptoCurrency News: We Asked 66 Startups Just How Bad This Crypto Winter Has Been



While the bear market has sparked layoffs at some firms, a survey conducted by CoinDesk found that many companies find the slowdown to be "a blessing."

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CryptoCurrency News: Ripple Hires General Counsel from Lending Giant CIT Group



Ripple has hired banking veteran Stuart Alderoty as its new general counsel, filling a position that had been vacant for several months.

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CryptoCurrency News: The Next Big Ethereum Conference Will Run Almost Entirely on Blockchains



Everything from applications to attend ETHDenver to the processes for submitting, judging and voting on projects will be supported in some way through blockchain platforms.

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CryptoCurrency News: Hackers Just Stole Another $180K in Ether From Cryptopia Exchange



Hackers still have control over cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia and have removed more funds, says blockchain data firm Elementus.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Lender Genesis Capital Processed Nearly $1.1 Billion In 2018



Institutional crypto loans provider Genesis Global Capital says it processed more than $1.1 billion in lends and borrows in 2018.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Exchange Gemini Passes Security Compliance Audit Conducted by Deloitte



Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini says it has passed a SOC 2 security compliance review conducted by Deloitte.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Eyes Minor Price Bounce But Bear Trend Intact



Bitcoin (BTC) has recovered slightly from six-week lows seen yesterday and could see a short-term corrective bounce to $3,500.

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CryptoCurrency News: Glyph Partners With 3 Crypto Firms for Accredited-Investor Checks



With many decentralized-identity efforts facing adoption challenges, Glyph's first step – accredited-investor checks – is intentionally niche.

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CryptoCurrency News: SWIFT Chief Announces Integration With R3 At Paris Fintech Forum



Global banking payments network SWIFT intends to integrate technology from R3, its CEO said at an event today.

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CryptoCurrency News: Fujitsu Claims 40% Efficiency Boost for Blockchain Electricity Exchange



Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has developed a blockchain-based exchange system that it says produces a more stable energy supply at peak periods.

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CryptoCurrency News: This Spongebob-Themed Tech Proves That Bitcoin’s Lightning Is Advancing



Spongebob Squarepants term "wumbo" has been appropriated to describe one of the next milestones for bitcoin's lightning network.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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CryptoCurrency News: AMD Cites ‘Absence’ of GPU Sales to Crypto Miners in Q1 Estimate



AMD's revenue from cryptocurrency miners has seemingly gone dry, the company said in its Q4 earnings report.

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CryptoCurrency News: From Mar-a-Lago to Coinbase, Dubious Claims Follow Doc.com Token Sales



A CoinDesk investigation reveals that health startup Doc.com has used overstated claims to gin up investor demand.

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CryptoCurrency News: Fidelity May Formally Launch Its Crypto Custody Service in March



The storage component of Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) is already live, with some assets under management.

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CryptoCurrency News: SEC Official Who Oversaw Crypto Cases Leaves for Law Firm Jones Day



Shamoil T. Shipchandler, whose team at the SEC brought cases against AriseBank and 1Broker, has joined law firm Jones Day.

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CryptoCurrency News: TokenSoft Launches Crypto Custody Service for Security Tokens



TokenSoft is rolling out what it bills as the first cold-storage multi-signature wallet designed specifically for security tokens.

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CryptoCurrency News: Swiss Startup to Produce ‘Banknotes’ for Marshall Islands’ Official Cryptocurrency



Swiss crypto wallet make Tangem says the Marshall Islands has selected it to produce physical "notes" for its planned national digital currency.

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CryptoCurrency News: SBI, R3 Team Up to Promote Adoption of Corda Blockchain in Japan



Financial services giant SBI and R3 are investing millions to boost uptake of the Corda blockchain platform in Japan and beyond.

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CryptoCurrency News: Saudi Arabia, UAE Aim to Cut Payments Costs With Common Digital Currency



Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are hoping a shared digital currency can cut remittance costs between the two countries.

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CryptoCurrency News: Down Again: Bitcoin Is Closing on Key Long-Term Price Support



Bitcoin is on the defensive after a drop to six-week lows and could soon test crucial long-term support below $3,300.

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CryptoCurrency News: Two Groups Responsible for 60% of All Crypto Exchange Hacks: Report



Two groups alone are responsible for a majority of hacks at cryptocurrency exchanges to date, Chainalysis research suggests.

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CryptoCurrency News: ETC Cooperative Adds Developer Bob Summerwill as Executive Director



The former lead architect for ethereum venture studio Consensys, is joining the Ethereum Classic Cooperative as executive director.

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CryptoCurrency News: Blockchain Browser Brave to Offer Free Access to Premium Cheddar Content



Blockchain-based internet browser Brave has partnered with news website Cheddar to offer free access to its premium content for a limited period.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

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CryptoCurrency News: Iran Could Ban Bitcoin for Payments, Central Bank Report Suggests



The Iranian central bank has drafted a new report outlining cryptocurrency regulations in the country.

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CryptoCurrency News: Troubled Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Goes Offline for ‘Maintenance’



Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, whose customers have been unable to withdraw funds for months, has been inaccessible for several hours.

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CryptoCurrency News: Nvidia Says Q4 Crypto Miner Demand Is as Weak as Expected



Nvidia has cut its 4Q revenue forecast, which already factored in reduced demand for GPUs used in crypto mining.

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CryptoCurrency News: Multicoin Capital Leads $2.5 Million Seed Round for Blockchain Data Index



Multicoin's investment in The Graph addresses an underserved layer of the web3 stack: querying data from public blockchains.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ex-Starbucks CEO and Presidential Hopeful Howard Schultz Is a Crypto Fan



Howard Schultz, who may run for president of the U.S., is a firm believer in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

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CryptoCurrency News: Binance’s BitTorrent Token Sale Sells Out in Minutes Amid Technical Issues



Some 59.8 billion BitTorrent Tokens (BTT) sold in less than 15 minutes on Binance – but it was not without technical difficulties.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Startup Wants You to Trade on Exchanges Without Trusting Them



The Arwen protocol, launched on testnet Monday, aims to let centralized exchange users self-custody their private keys and conduct transactions off-chain.

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CryptoCurrency News: 4 South Korean Crypto Exchanges Team Up to Tackle Money Laundering



Four major cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have partnered on an initiative to combat potential money laundering and protect users.

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CryptoCurrency News: LocalBitcoins Reveals Security Breach With Some Crypto Wallets Affected



Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading site LocalBitcoins says it's suffered a hack via a third-party service that affected a small number of users.

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CryptoCurrency News: Chat App Kik Says It Will Fight SEC Over Possible ICO Action



Messaging app company Kik says it will stand up to the SEC over an expected enforcement action relating to its 2017 initial coin offering

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CryptoCurrency News: Chat App Kik Says It Will Fight SEC Over Possible ICO Action



Messaging app company Kik says it will stand up to the SEC over an expected enforcement action relating to its 2017 initial coin offering

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