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Crypto Security Company Ledger Opens Branch in Hong Kong
Crypto hardware wallet firm Ledger has announced it is opening a new branch in Hong Kong, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Bitcoin White Paper's Birth Date Should Give Us All a Scare
This month marks not only the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakomoto's now famous white paper, but it also marks a decade since the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis.
19 Words Prove Just How Audacious Bitcoin Really Was
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the email that announced the birth of bitcoin, I have been reflecting on the prevalence of cargo-cults in the blockchain industry, what caused them and what we should do about it.
Crypto Price Tracker Poses Malware Threat for Macs: Report
A cryptocurrency ticker application called CoinTicker appears to be installing two backdoors on Apple Macs, cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes warned Monday.
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.
Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether
Ledger, the hardware cryptocurrency wallet maker, plans to add support soon for more stablecoins, including expanding tether's usability across all its products and services, executives said.
Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Research Lab
Chinese retail giant JD.com is further gaining a foothold in blockchain technology by launching a research lab for blockchain in partnership with two technology institutes, according to an announcement published Oct. 30.Jingdong Group is a leading Chinese e-commerce company, controlling roughly 30 percent of the business-to-consumer online market in China with 314 million active users, according to Financial Times.
Bitstamp Is Looking Towards 'Global Expansion' After Being Acquired by South Korean Investors
On October 29, the cryptocurrency exchange, Bitstamp, was acquired by Belgium-based investment firm NXMH, which in turn, is owned by South Korean media conglomerate NXC Corp. The Luxembourg-registered exchange is now controlled by the same company that bought the majority stake in the South Korean crypto exchange, Korbit, last year, while its CEO remains in office to continue with Bitstamp's "Global expansion."
Microsoft to Integrate Blockchain Offering Into Nasdaq Services Following New Partnership
American software corporation Microsoft will integrate its Azure Blockchain technology into stock exchange Nasdaq Inc.'s Financial Framework, according to an Oct. 30 press release.
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.
Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange
The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether from two wallets indirectly linked to the troubled Russian exchange WEX. The accounts were frozen on October 25, Leah Li, a spokeswoman for Binance, told CoinDesk.
J.P. Morgan to Use Ethereum-Based Quorum for Tokenizing Gold Bars in Pilot Experiment
J.P. Morgan's Quorum blockchain, an enterprise-grade DLT solution built on Ethereum, is being deployed for tokenizing traditional assets to test the robustness of blockchain technology, reported Financial Review on Oct. 29, 2018.Tokenizing Gold Bars.
Crypto Exchange Service Helps Bithumb Recover 1 Million XRP After Massive June Hack
Hong Kong-based crypto exchange service Changelly has announced that it helped South Korean exchange platform Bithumb recover 1,063,500 Ripple in stolen assets following a massive hack in June, a press-release stated, Oct. 26.
New Bank of America Patent Hints at Plan to Store Cryptocurrency Keys
Bank of America was awarded a patent for a device that stores cryptographic keys on Tuesday, and the document's details hint at applications for cryptocurrencies.
Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Is 'Not A Fan' of Bitcoin
Former U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is "Not a fan" of bitcoin.
Bittrex Launches Malta-Based 'International' Trading Platform, Minus U.S. Customers
Bittrex International is launching a digital trading platform that will feature a "Streamlined" token approval process and focus on international customers, the company's blog revealed Monday, Oct. 29.
Venezuela Officially Launches Sale of Controversial Petro Coin for Fiat, Crypto
Venezuela's controversial state-owned cryptocurrency the Petro is now available for purchase for fiat and crypto, Venezuelan Economy Department announced on Twitter Monday, Oct. 29.
The Godfather of Ethereum ICOs Wants to Let Investors Take Their Money Back
The developer that formalized the code underlying most initial coin offerings - ethereum's ERC-20 token standard - has proposed a new approach in a bid to make the funding schemes more safe for would-be investors.
Is Tether Quietly Exiting the Market?
The stablecoin Tether has been the subject of controversy, speculation, and what some are calling "Weaponized FUD" in recent weeks.
Warren Buffett's Holding Invests $600 Mln in Fintech Firms Focused on Emerging Markets
Multinational holding conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway - which counts outspoken crypto critic Warren Buffett as its CEO and chairman - has invested around $600 million in two fintech payment firms focused on emerging markets, the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 29.
Russia: Election Commission Head Says 'Blockchain' Sounds Like Prison, Suggests 'Rebranding'
The topic of implementing blockchain technology for voting was discussed at an event hosted by the Russian Central Election Commission, local state-owned news agency TASS reported Oct. 29.
Coinbase Raises $300 Million in New Funding Round to 'Accelerate' Cryptocurrency Adoption
Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has raised $300 million in a fresh funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $8 billion, according to an official blog post published today, Oct. 30.
ETH, LTC, DASH and NEO Just Erased Their 2018 Price Gains
Alternative cryptocurrencies have begun to feel the crypto winter as major names start dropping below previous year-on-year price levels.
Major Accountancy Firms Race to Offer Auditing Services for Crypto and Blockchain Companies
Top professional services firms, including EY, PwC, and KPMG, are currently hiring hundreds of blockchain and cryptocurrency experts to offer auditing services to companies involved in the loosely regulated sector, the Financial Times reported on Oct. 29.Auditors Grapple with Crypto and Blockchain.
This New Ethereum Software Client Is Built With Enterprises in Mind
Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Pantheon is a suite of ethereum-based services built by PegaSys, a 50-strong engineering team at the ethereum design studio ConsenSys.
Coinbase Hits $8 Billion Valuation After $300 Million Raise
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced $300 million in new funding.
Parity to Help Zcash Gain Independence From Zcash
The privacy-centric zcash cryptocurrency just took a small step toward greater decentralization.
Bitcoin Is 'Anything but Useful' Says Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Bitcoin is "Anything but" a useful store of value, former U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen stated in a speech Monday, Canadian financial news outlet Kitco reported Oct. 29.
U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for 'Unlicensed' Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins
A U.S. citizen has pled guilty before a federal court to operating an "Unlicensed money transmitting business" via LocalBitcoins.com, according to a Department of Justice press release published Oct. 29.
Bitcoin Price Faces Drop to $6.1K After Range Breakdown
Bitcoin's downside break of a recent trading range has likely opened the doors for a drop to key support at $6,100, technical charts indicate.
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