Bithumb Signs Deal with US Fintech Firm to Open Security Token Exchange

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has reportedly signed a deal with an American fintech firm in an effort to open a securities token exchange in the U.S., South Korean Yonhap News agency reported Nov. 1. Citing individuals familiar with the matter, Yonhap reports that Bithumb signed an agreement with American crowdfunding platform SeriesOne. A …

Blockchain Software Firm ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Company

Blockchain software technology firm ConsenSys Inc. has acquired American asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. through an asset-purchase transaction, according to an announcement published Oct. 31. Founded in 2009 and formerly known as Arkyd Astronautics, Planetary Resources is supposedly engaged in the exploration, extracting and refining of resources from asteroids. The company, which reportedly has …

Bitcoin Whitepaper – 10 Years Since Satoshi’s Vision Was Brought to Life

The evolution of key industries have been historically driven by groundbreaking technological innovations that leave an indelible mark on society. The printing press led to the scientific revolution, the discovery of electricity brought light to the world, radio waves changed the way information was delivered to the masses, and the internet completely overhauled the way …

New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

  New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto …

Slight Slump in Markets Continues, Ethereum Trades Below $200

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Crypto markets are mostly trading sideways after the recent drop-off that took place on Monday, Oct. 29. The top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap are seeing mixed signals with insufficient fluctuations, with total market capitalization hovering around $203 billion. Market visualization from Coin360 After dipping below the $6,400 threshold yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) …

60% of Americans Think Crypto Should Be Treated as Fiat in Political Campaigns

A new survey by blockchain-oriented research firm Clovr showed that 60 percent of respondents think that cryptocurrency should be treated like fiat currency in political elections. In the course of its research, Clovr surveyed 1,023 eligible voters registered in the U.S. for their understanding of what impact virtual currency could exert on the political process. …

International Regulations ‘Desirable’ for ICOs

Germany’s financial regulator wants to see an international effort to regulate Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), despite remaining uncertain whether they would ever become more than a “niche issue,” German business outlet Handelsblatt reported Sunday, Oct. 28. In an interview with the publication, Felix Hufeld, chairman of Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), said German regulatory sources …

Russian Regulator Tells Financial Action Task Force Members To Control Crypto Circulation

All member states of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should adopt its recommendation to control the exchange of cryptocurrency, their storage and more, Russian daily news outlet Izvestia quoted a government regulator as saying Monday, Oct. 29. The Paris-based FATF is an intergovernmental organization established in 1989 with the aim of developing standards to …

EOS, Ripple, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Monero

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