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UK Watchdog Reports $34 Million Lost in Crypto and Forex Scams Last Year
May 21, 2019 1:05 am

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority reports $34 million lost to crypto and forex scams last year

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain-Based Products, Needs Regulatory Clarity
May 21, 2019 12:00 am

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange wants to introduce blockchain-based products, but needs regulatory clarity according to an executive

Expert: SEC Still In Information-Gathering Mode Regarding Bitcoin ETF
May 20, 2019 11:40 pm

ETF.com managing director Dave Nadig says that the U.S. SEC is "still in information-gathering mode" in terms of a bitcoin ETF

Low Turnout Hinders MakerDAO Vote to Decrease Stablecoin Stability Fee by 2%
May 20, 2019 11:10 pm

A vote about whether to decrease the so-called stability fee by 2% for Maker’s DAI stablecoin

NYSE Arca Seeks Rule Change to List ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills
May 20, 2019 9:57 pm
NYSE Arca has formally applied to the SEC for a rule change that would let it list shares in a proposed bitcoin trust.
Dutch Bank ABN AMRO Launches Blockchain Inventory Tracking Platform ‘Forcefield’
May 20, 2019 9:55 pm

Dutch bank ABN AMRO is launching a blockchain-based inventory tracking platform

US Tax Authority Prioritizes Issuing Guidance on Cryptocurrencies
May 20, 2019 9:40 pm

The U.S. IRS states that the agency “made it a priority” to issue relevant guidance on cryptocurrency taxation

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 20
May 20, 2019 9:15 pm

As investors return to cryptocurrencies, where are major coin prices heading in the near future? Let’s find out

US SEC Postpones Verdict on VanEck ETF Application, Again
May 20, 2019 8:28 pm

The U.S. SEC delayed its decision on a rule change proposal for the VanEck bitcoin ETF

IRS Says It Will ‘Soon’ Issue Crypto Tax Guidance in First Since 2014
May 20, 2019 8:27 pm
The Internal Revenue Service is working on its first tax guidance for cryptocurrency since 2014, the agency's commissioner told a lawmaker Monday.
Austrian Fiber Producer Lenzing to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Tracking in 2020
May 20, 2019 8:03 pm

Major global fiber producer Lenzing Group will apply blockchain tech to its supply chain

White Hat Hackers Earn $32,000 for Finding Crypto Security Exploits in Last Two Months
May 20, 2019 7:46 pm

White hat hackers reportedly earned over $32,000 in bounties for finding security gaps in blockchain- and crypto-related projects in the last two months

Venezuela Tries to Avoid US Sanctions By Trading In Rubles and Crypto
May 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Caracas and Russia are in talks to disconnect from USD and exchange rubles and crypto.
Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech
May 20, 2019 7:13 pm

Honda and GM will work within the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative on research regarding smart grid and electric car interoperability

SEC Delays Decision on VanEck/SolidX Filing in Latest Bitcoin ETF Setback
May 20, 2019 6:50 pm
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again delayed a decision on a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal.
The Cryptopia Hackers Are Moving Funds Into at Least Four Wallets
May 20, 2019 6:00 pm
The thieves who cleared at least $16 million of ether from the Cryptopia exchange appear to have begun moving the stolen crypto into multiple wallets.
Stellar’s Blockchain Briefly Goes Offline, Confirming the Project Lacks Decentralization
May 20, 2019 5:18 pm

Stellar’s network went offline for over an hour, raising questions over how truly decentralized the project is. The scenario was predicted by researchers earlier last month

Coinbase Records Highest Weekly Ethereum Trading Volume Since 2017
May 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Popular ethereum markets exceeded $900 million in trading volume on Coinbase last week, its highest amount since late 2017.
Senior Official in Russian Parliament Says That Cryptos Can Ruin Governments
May 20, 2019 4:57 pm

A senior official in Russia's parliament has argued that cryptocurrencies have the potential to ruin governments

MakerDAO Fee Decrease Stalls Amid Decline in Token Holder Voting Turnout
May 20, 2019 4:37 pm
A decrease to fees on stablecoin DAI failed to activate over the weekend due to a lack of voter turnout.
UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone Switches Entire System to Blockchain
May 20, 2019 4:00 pm

The entire system for fund trade clearing services of London-based global funds network Calastone has been reportedly switched to the firm’s blockchain infrastructure

Seoul to Implement Blockchain in Citizen Cards, the Mayor Reveals
May 20, 2019 3:00 pm

The capital of South Korea plans to implement blockchain tech in an authentication system for citizen cards, the mayor of Seoul has revealed

ABN AMRO Eyes Launch of Blockchain Inventory Platform, Dropping Wallet Plan
May 20, 2019 2:10 pm
As ABN AMRO drops its exploration of a crypto wallet product, the Dutch bank says it's seeking to launch a blockchain platform for trade inventory.
Cash, Coins and Casinos: Japan Struggles to Regulate Online Gambling
May 20, 2019 1:58 pm

“It is a matter of time to grow to a market size that regulators can not ignore”: Increased demand for online gambling puts pressure on Japanese regulators

Ripple CEO: Even the Banking Goliaths Will Have to Embrace Crypto, Blockchain Innovation
May 20, 2019 1:52 pm

Ripple’s CEO has argued that the biggest banks have a strong reason to embrace crypto and blockchain innovation, despite the apparent threat it poses to their current oligopoly

Mutual Funds Network Calastone’s ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Platform Is Live
May 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Calastone, a transactions network for the mutual funds industry, has now moved to its own blockchain-based settlement system.
FedEx Blockchain Strategist Sees Teamwork as Key to Developing Blockchain Business Models
May 20, 2019 1:15 pm

FedEx’s own blockchain specialist is staying conservative on its benefits

Coinbase’s Education Rewards Program ‘Earn’ Expands to Over 100 Countries
May 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Coinbase now lets users in 103 countries earn rewards for learning about cryptocurrency via its Earn program.
Bloomberg: Blockchain-Powered IPO Platform to List First Company in June
May 20, 2019 12:26 pm

SprinkleXchange, a blockchain-powered initial public offering platform, is preparing to list its first company in June

Bitcoin Falls Below the $7,900 Mark as US Stock Market Sees a Minor Downturn
May 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Bitcoin has fallen below the $7,900 mark again as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies report moderate losses on the day

Beyond KYC: Regulators Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges
May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Exchanges will likely have to collect information about their clients' crypto transactions under new global standards expected in June.
Dutch Bank ABN AMRO Abandons Wallie Custodial Bitcoin Wallet Citing Risk Concerns
May 20, 2019 11:14 am

Plans to launch a custodial bitcoin wallet dubbed “Wallie” has been abandoned by Dutch bank ABN AMRO because of risk concerns

Centralized Crypto Exchanges Saw Major Monthly Volume Uptick in April, Report Shows
May 20, 2019 11:09 am

Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges saw a major uptick in traded volume this April, with a solid 85% overall increase among top fiat-to-crypto platforms

Tom Lee Cites 13 Confirmations That the Crypto Winter Is Over
May 20, 2019 11:03 am

Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee has claimed that the Consensus conference has confirmed that the crypto winter is over

First Since 2017: Bitcoin Price Logs Double-Digit Gains for Third Week
May 20, 2019 11:00 am
Bitcoin has registered double digit gains for three consecutive weeks – a feat last seen at the height of the bull market in 2017.
Insured Cryptocurrency Custody Services and Their Potential Impact: The Key to Institutional Investment Growth?
May 20, 2019 10:50 am

A look at what insured cryptocurrency custody services are, why they are important from an institutional point of view, and what the potential impact on the market would be should they lure institutional investors

Bitcoin Has Soared Above Intrinsic Value During Latest Rally, JPM Strategists Claim
May 20, 2019 9:49 am

JPMorgan strategists claim that bitcoin’s new rally has reproduced a pattern from its historic 2017 performance and ostensibly soared past what they judge to be its intrinsic value

Ethereum-Based Stock Exchange Plans First Company Listing in June
May 20, 2019 9:30 am
SprinkleXchange, a Bahrain-basedstock exchange built with blockchain tech, is reportedly listing its first company next month.
Cryptocurrencies Pose No Threat to Financial Stability: EU Central Bank
May 20, 2019 8:20 am
The European Central Bank has said that cryptocurrencies are currently not a threat to financial stability in the euro zone.
Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week
May 19, 2019 7:15 pm

This week in the Hodler’s Digest, Bitstamp gets a very large bitcoin sell order, while the U.S. SEC delays the Bitwise BTC ETF, again.

MakerDAO Token Holders Vote on Whether to Lower DAI Stability Fee by 2%
May 19, 2019 6:14 pm

MakerDAO initiated a vote about whether to decrease the so-called stability fee for its decentralized stablecoin, DAI

Kik CEO Says Firm Spent $5+ Million on Negotiations With US SEC: Report
May 19, 2019 5:48 pm

Startup Kik allegedly spent over $5 million on its negotiations with the U.S. SEC

Bitcoin Approaches $8,000 Again as Top Cryptos See Strong Gains
May 19, 2019 3:24 pm

Bitcoin approaches $8,000 again as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies report moderate to major gains on the day

Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data
May 19, 2019 3:16 pm

Microsoft wants you to take control of your personal data with its new blockchain project called the decentralized identity (DID) network, built on the bitcoin network.

‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change
May 19, 2019 3:00 pm
A New York Blockchain Week ended last Friday we spent time at an ethereum hackathon where developers came together to build blockchain tools with social impact.
I Underestimated Just How Many Subpoenas I Would Get
May 19, 2019 11:30 am
The number of subpoenas early crypto companies got from misinformed government agencies was "staggering," says Bloq's Steve Beauregard.
My Bank Account Was Frozen for Bitcoin – And It Only Made Me Love Crypto More
May 19, 2019 9:30 am
The guy who coined the term "hodl" has a real bitcoin story that only made his interest in the technology stronger.
Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Tangled History of Two Tech Buzzwords
May 19, 2019 9:15 am
The word "blockchain" isn't used in the bitcoin white paper, the document that started it all. So, how did the term take off as a buzzword?
About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos
May 18, 2019 10:20 am
Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? Bitcoin's might have come close.
Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland
May 17, 2019 8:45 pm
More details emerge about Facebook's secretive crypto firm, Libra.