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ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

Despite recent belt-tightening at Brooklyn-based ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, the company’s investment arm is ramping up outreach to independent startups.ConsensSys...

Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported the...

MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” according to a press...

Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Board of Crypto Futures Platform ErisX

Crypto trading startup ErisX is expanding its board of directors as it prepares to launch spot and derivatives markets for digital assets, including bitcoin and eventually...

Huobi Resumes Trading in Japan as FSA-Licensed Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi — currently the world’s 7th largest by daily traded volume — has relaunched as a fully licensed platform in Japan after merging with...

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase."Joining Coinbase was a no-brainer for a number reasons including...

ErisX Brings Ethereum Co-founder Joseph Lubin to Board

ErisX has recently concluded a funding round raising more than $27 million from major financial institutions.

Exploring The Upside to 2018’s Bitcoin Trading Losses for Americans

Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will agree the year 2018 is best forgotten quickly. A lot of financial losses were sustained during this period. That is only normal, after the...

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

Star Xu, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin, may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO for his firm by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company.On Jan. 10, Xu...

QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Users Still Can’t Get Their Money Out

QuadrigaCX customers are complaining they still can't get their money out more than a month after the cryptocurrency exchange won a court dispute that had held up $19 million of...

Wyoming Introduces Bill Permitting Tokenization of Stocks

A bill allowing corporations to issue blockchain-based tokens that represent stocks was introduced in Wyoming on Jan. 16, according to the official state legislature site.House...

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.In a consultation paper published Wednesday,...

BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year

U.S.-based crypto payments processor BitPay says it processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions last year.Announcing the news on Wednesday, the firm said this the second...

Cryptos Fall as Ethereum Delays Spark Security Concerns

Investing.com - Cryptocurrency prices were lower on Thursday, as news of a delay in a planned hard fork in Ethereum due to security concerns spooked investors. The hard fork,...

Cryptos: Bitcoin prices steady, holds within medium-term range

Cryptocurrency prices are trading sideways on Thursday, in what has been a quiet start to the day for the digital currency market.

UPS Unveils Equity Investment and Partnership With Blockchain B2B Firm Inxeption

The investment arm of logistics giant UPS has made an undisclosed equity investment in United States enterprise blockchain company Inxeption, the firm confirmed in a press release...

Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Fully Dollar Backed, Says Latest Auditor’s Report

Crypto finance startup Circle’s USDC stablecoin was fully backed with fiat reserves at the close of 2018, according to auditing firm Grant Thornton.The auditor published an...

MIT and Stanford Professors Are Designing a Cryptocurrency to Top Bitcoin: Unit-e

Some of the brightest minds in America are pooling their brain power to create a cryptocurrency.

I think Bitcoin could finally reach zero in 2019. Here’s what I’d do

Bitcoin lost around 80% of its value in 2018. Here's why I think it could repeat that feat in 2019.

Bitcoin Price Volatility is Down 98% Year-on-Year

Bitcoin price volatility has crashed in the last 12 months as the bear market killed off the speculative frenzy.The daily volatility, as represented by the spread between the price...

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech.On Wednesday,...

Cryptos: Bitcoin prices steady, holding inside medium-term range

Cryptocurrency prices are trading sideways on Thursday, in what has been a quiet start to the day for the digital currency market.

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays (LON:BARC) and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as...

WWF Launches Blockchain Tool to Track Food Along Supply Chain

World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF-Australia) has announced the launch of a supply chain tool that uses blockchain to allow businesses and consumers to track food items, according...

Reasons Why 2019 May Be A Great Year For Crypto

The new year was always considered to be a time of new beginnings, where people can reflect on the past and learn from their mistakes in order to be better in the future. The same...

Ethereum Price Drops Further Following Constantinople Being Postponed

It is a very interesting week for all cryptocurrencies, albeit not necessarily for the most obvious reasons. A fresh wave of bearish momentum appears to affect all of the top...

Bitcoin Slips; Belarus to Allow Traders to Buy Shares with Digital Coin

Investing.com - Bitcoin and other major digital coin prices slipped on Thursday in Asia after trading slightly higher earlier in the day following the news that Belarus is allowing...

Why BlocPal Is the Easiest Way to Accept Cryptocurrency

The face of the retail industry is always changing. E-commerce is one of the fastest growing trends worldwide, and for good reasons. It’s convenient, secure, and is effective at...