The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

European Parliament Members, Blockchain Experts Meet to Discuss ICO Regulation
At the recent EU event entitled "Regulating ICOs - Is the Crowdfunding Proposal what we were looking for?" the attendees examined the potential complications currently arising in the ICO industry.
Winklevoss Twins' Company Files New Patent for Securely Storing Digital Assets
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss' company has filed a new patent for "Securely storing digital assets," the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed Tuesday, September 4.
Augur Sold 1 Million Ethereum at $0.7, Why Experts Say It Was the Right Decision
According to cryptocurrency researcher Dovey Wan, the decentralized prediction marketplace Augur sold around 1 million Ethereum at $0.7 immediately following its fundraising round.
How LifeID Will Introduce Self-Sovereign Identity to the Globe [INTERVIEW]
Seattle-based LifeID is aiming to disrupt online identity by enabling individual users and blockchain networks to take ownership of their digital identities through a decentralized platform for managing personal information.
Bull Trap? Bitcoin Price Slides Below $7K Despite Strong Indicators
Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 a few minutes before press time, in a move that warrants caution as a possible bull trap.
Polychain Leads Blockmesh Developer Spacemesh's $15 Million Fundraise
Blockchain development startup Spacemesh has just raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Polychain Capital, the firm announced Wednesday.
Blockchain Startup Founded By Deloitte Vets Unveils Supply Chain Platform
A blockchain startup headed by a group of former Deloitte employees is launching a new supply chain platform.
Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America
Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Argentinian startup Ripio is making peer-to-peer microloans available today to all its 200,000 bitcoin wallet users in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil.
Goldman Sachs Said to Have Sidelined Plans for Crypto Trading Desk
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly dropped plans to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk, for now at least.
China: Central Bank's Digital Currency Lab Launches Research Center in Eastern Province
China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, is extending the activities of its Digital Currency Research Lab beyond the country's capital, local media outlet CNstock reports September 5.
Crypto Markets See Sharp Decline as Total Market Cap Drops $12 Billion in One Hour
Major cryptocurrency Bitcoin has again dipped below the $7,000 point today, according to Cointelegraph's BTC price index.
Bahrain: Government Official Hails Blockchain as 'True Mark of Progress'
The government of Bahrain has stressed the importance of blockchain technology for the country's economy while urging cybersecurity vigilance, local media outlet News of Bahrain reported Tuesday, September 4.
Intel, Software Multinational SAP Partner on Enterprise Blockchain Development Initiative
Intel and software multinational company SAP have announced that they are joining forces to address "Gaps in the market" for solutions that power enterprise blockchain systems, according to an official Intel post September 4.
Australian Firm Aiming for $15 Mln ICO for Crypto Exchange Addresses Regulatory Scrutiny
Byte Power Group, the Australian company aiming to launch the country's first cryptocurrency exchange using an ICO, responded to regulatory pressure with fresh information about its plans Wednesday, September 5.
Malaysia's Watchdog Orders Immediate Stop to Beauty Guru Lavidacoin Promotion
The Securities Commission of Malaysia has ordered an immediate halt to all promotional activities for the recently-launched Lavidacoin pending further review, according to a September 5 notice on the SC's website.
Report: Belgian Think Tank Calls for Ministers to Coordinate EU-Wide Crypto Regulation
Calls to enforce clear and uniform guidelines for crypto across European Union member states are to be made before EU finance ministers this week, Reuters reports September 5.
University of Malta to Launch €300,000 Blockchain Scholarship
Few governments may be pushing harder to cultivate a regulatory blockchain oasis than Malta, whose top-down enthusiasm for the emerging technology now seems to have spread to the world of academia.
Australian Island to Offer $300 Million Worth of Tokenized Shares
A property-backed token, possibly representing the world's largest area yet, will soon come to fruition in Australia, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
ASX Probes Penny Stock Seeking to Raise $15 Million in an ICO
The Australian Securities Exchange has launched a probe into an IT firm behind a listed penny stock seeking to raise $15 million via an initial coin offering for the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange.
R3 Rebuffed In Attempted Bid for Settlement Coin Blockchain Project
R3, one of the most prominent startups in the sector, tried unsuccessfully this summer to muscle in on another blockchain consortium, the Utility Settlement Coin project, which is managed by U.K. technology vendor Clearmatics, CoinDesk has learned.
PBoC's Digital Currency Lab Launches New Research Center Outside of Beijing
The Digital Currency Research Lab of the People's Bank of China is further expanding its ongoing research efforts to several cities outside of Beijing to encourage deployment of fintech, including blockchain, in real-life projects.
Civic to Spend $43 Million In Tokens In Aggressive User Expansion
According to Civic founder Vinny Lingham, while the technology is all in place for the system to work, it's this network of users that the company is still struggling to achieve.
Roger Ver to Talk Bitcoin Cash at Coinsbank's Third Blockchain Cruise
The debate between Bitcoin and its hard-forked Bitcoin Cash continues to stir in the global cryptocurrency community.
EU Lawmakers Weigh 'Standard' for ICOs Under Crowdfunding Rules
Members of the European Parliament held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss a proposal that, if approved, would create new regulations on initial coin offerings held within the economic bloc.
Netcoins Opens 21,000 Virtual Cryptocurrency ATMs Worldwide
Cryptocurrency mass adoption continues to gain traction in countries around the world.
Crypto Exchange ShapeShift to Gradually Introduce Membership Program
Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has introduced a new rewards program, which will eventually become a mandatory membership model for the exchange's users, according to an announcement published September 4.
MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised to Steal Users' Monero
The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can now steal user's Monero in addition to other sensitive information, according to recent posts on Twitter and Reddit.
Abra CEO: SEC Denies Bitcoin ETFs Because Applicants Do Not Fit Industry Archetype
The reason the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission has insofar denied crypto exchange traded funds is because the crypto industry does not fit the applicant archetype, according to the CEO of crypto payment startup Abra, CNBC reported September 4.
Crypto Mining Accepted as an Industry by Iranian Authorities
The Secretary of Iran's Supreme Cyberspace Council revealed that various ministries of the country's government have accepted crypto mining as an industry, local news agency IBENA reports September 4.
Australian Stock Exchange Defers DLT Settlement Plans
The Australian Securities Exchange has pushed back its ambitious plans of launching a full-fledged distributed ledger settlement system from 2020 to Q2 of 2021, according to an official report.