Charlie Shrem ‘Committed No Misconduct’ Says Lawyer as Winklevoss Lawsuit Continues

  An attorney for embattled Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem formally hit back on Nov. 5 at accusations by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as part of an ongoing lawsuit concerning alleged Bitcoin (BTC) theft. In a filing addressing the Winklevosses’ claims, attorney Brian E. Klein said Shrem, who is under investigation for allegedly “stealing” 5000 …

Blockchain.com Wallet Adds Stellar, Announces $125 Mln XLM Airdrop to ‘Drive Adoption’

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched full support for altcoin Stellar (XLM), accompanied by a hefty airdrop of $125 million worth of XLM to its user base. The news was announced in an official blog post today, Nov. 6. Blockchain.com pitched the mammoth offering as “the largest airdrop in the history of crypto and likely …

Swiss Financial Watchdog Recommends Banks Set Crypto Risk Coverage at 800%

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has advised banks and other financial institutions to estimate risk coverage for cryptocurrencies at 800 percent of current market value, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, Nov. 5. Major local news portal Swissinfo reportedly saw a copy of a confidential letter from FINMA to the Swiss Association for Audit, …

Cybersecurity Experts Claim to Have Made Progress in Tracking Zaif Exchange Hackers

Cybersecurity experts say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against the hackers of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, according to an official statement today, Nov. 5. The experts are from Japan Digital Design Co. (JDD), a subsidiary of bank holding giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). As previously reported, as a result of a security breach …

China’s Central Bank Extends Its Regulatory Scrutiny to Crypto ‘Airdrops’

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has widened its scrutiny to include token airdrops, which it characterized as “disguised” Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in its 2018 financial stability report, published Nov. 2. Using by now familiar rhetoric, the report reiterates the bank’s stringently anti-ICO and crypto trading stance, defining the former as …

The Chequered Saga of Crypto in China, 2018

  In the aftermath of September 2017’s historic ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs), and the banishment of domestic crypto trading platforms, a resourceful crypto community was already showing signs of devising multiple means of circumventing the authorities’ increasingly draconian actions. Part two of Cointelegraph’s three-part series continues to investigate the factors that catapulted China’s …

Players Fight in Futuristic Post-Apocalyptic World to Get Real Prizes

A new mobile “multi-blockchain” game, supporting a whole range of different cryptocurrencies, is ready to be launched in late November 2018. Estonian game-developer Ether Dale, created Glitch Goons, a player versus player (PvP) automatic fighting game where users can buy special items during their presale to customize and upgrade their characters. Features of the game …

Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Monero, EOS, Ripple, ARK

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