Thai SEC Warns Public About Investing in Nine Unregistered Tokens and ICOs

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning about investing in nine digital tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which have not been accredited by the regulator, news outlet Bangkok Post reported Oct. 26. The SEC reportedly initiated an investigation into digital tokens and ICOs being promoted on social media platforms for …

Chinese Edition of Book ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ Appears on State TV With ‘Sanitized Title’

The notably edited title of Andreas Antonopoulos’ classic book “Mastering Bitcoin” was aired in an ad for the book on China’s state-run TV channel China Central Television (CCTV) Oct. 19. A renowned primer on the foundations of the crypto revolution, “Mastering Bitcoin” was first published in 2015, and re-released in a 2nd edition in 2017. …

Mastercard Patent Claims Cryptocurrency Can Benefit From Fractional Reserve Banking

U.S. multinational financial services corporation Mastercard wants to apply principles of fractional reserve banking to cryptocurrency, a new patent application published Thursday, Oct. 25 reveals. According to the document, published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the payment processor has plans to allow merchants to interact with what it calls “blockchain currencies” via …

European Crypto Mining Firm Bitfury Considers Going Public

Blockchain technology company Bitfury is considering a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO), which could reportedly become the first major public listing in the crypto industry in Europe, Bloomberg reported Oct. 25. People familiar with the matter reportedly told Bloomberg that Bitfury is examining a range of options including raising debt financing or selling a minority …

‘Blockchain-Related GPU Sales in Third Quarter Were Negligible’

In its quarterly financial results report published Oct. 24, semiconductor manufacturer AMD reveals that “blockchain-related graphics processing unit (GPU) sales in the third quarter were negligible.” American semiconductor company AMD stated in its third quarter 2018 financial report that revenue rose to $1.65 billion, up 4 percent year-over-year, although the figure is below estimates of $1.7 …

‘Bitcoin is Preparing to Breakout’

Blockshow is announcing a new conference  – Asia Blockchain Week, which will be hosted in Singapore from Nov.  27 until Dec. 1, 2018. The blockchain and cryptocurrency conference will attract over 100 of the top industry leaders and crypto influencers, and more than 2000 attendees, from over 50 countries. The venue for this event will …