Friday, January 3, 2020

CryptoCurrency News: Longfin CEO Reaches $400,000 Settlement With SEC Over Fraud Charges

Venkata S. Meenavalli has agreed to pay $400,000 in both disgorgement and penalties related to a 2017 Regulation A+ offering the SEC deemed fraudulent.

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CryptoCurrency News: Compared to Gaming and Gambling Dapps, DeFi Is Still Behind

A closer look at the data shows that decentralized applications are struggling to gain traction, and DeFi is not the main use case.

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CryptoCurrency News: US Citizen Accepting Bitcoin for Narcotics Indicted by DOJ

Joanna De Alba "dispensed heroin and methamphetamine from the shadowy corners of the internet," said U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue.

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CryptoCurrency News: YouTube, Tron and the Dream of Decentralization

After YouTube (temporarily) removes crypto content and DLive moves to Tron, many are asking: Are decentralized social media alternatives possible?

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CryptoCurrency News: Even If Blockchain Can’t Secure Land Rights, It Got Us Talking About Them

Anand Aanchal of the World Bank thinks blockchain spurred an interest in securing land rights but often falls short of expectations.

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CryptoCurrency News: NY Court Orders Telegram to Produce ICO Documents Ahead of CEO’s Deposition

Telegram has been ordered by a judge to hand over financials concerning the $1.7 billion ICO for its TON blockchain.

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CryptoCurrency News: When DeFi Meets Neo Banking, This Thing Gets Interesting

When you combine DeFi with wider trends in fintech, you get an existential threat to banks.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Jumps 5%, Gaining With Gold, After US Kills Top Iranian Official

Bitcoin jumped the most in two weeks after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian military commander, fueling speculation that heightened geopolitical turmoil might spur demand for the cryptocurrency in 2020.

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CryptoCurrency News: BusKill Is a DIY Tool to Lock Down Your Laptop

Operational security, or opsec, is key if you're using crypto exchanges. This new trick can make you a bit safer in a crowded cafe.

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CryptoCurrency News: MARKETS DAILY: Bitcoin Bouncing After US Airstrike in Iraq

Bitcoin is bouncing as geopolitical tensions heat up following US confirmation of a high profile drone strike in Iraq.

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CryptoCurrency News: Stanford Prof Darrell Duffie on Our Big Stablecoin Future

A distinguished Stanford professor breaks down the year in stablecoins: Libra, Tether and Central Bank Digital Currencies, like China's.

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CryptoCurrency News: Pantera Partner Paul Veradittakit’s Crypto Predictions for 2020

And a look-back at how his 2019 predictions fared.

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