The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Korean Blockchain Association Reveals Self-Regulatory Rules For 14 Member Exchanges
The Korean Blockchain Association has recently revealed a self-regulatory framework for its member cryptocurrency exchanges to boost trading transparency, The Korea Times reports on Tuesday, April 17.
LocalBitcoins User Claims Traders Must Submit ID For 'Significant' Volumes, Reddit Reacts
Social media users were rethinking patronage of peer-to-peer trading platform LocalBitcoins today, April 17, after a trader produced evidence that personal ID was now required to buy and sell Bitcoin for some trade volumes.
Data, Security, Insurance: How Blockchain Is Disrupting The Health Industry
The health industry's potential for Blockchain has been outlined numerous times, and new startups continue to emerge in 2018.
Philippine Senator Demands Harsher Penalties For Crypto-Involving Crimes After Local Scam
Philippine opposition Senator Leila de Lima is pushing fellow senators to move forward with her bill to impose stricter penalties for cryptocurrency-related crimes, according to a press release from the Philippine Senate published April 16.
A16z, Founders Fund Back $28 Million Raise for Tokenized Securities Startup
Tokenized securities startup Harbor has secured $28 million in funding from major Silicon Valley venture capital firms, the company announced on Tuesday.
Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken to Shutter Services in Japan
San Fransisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced it is shutting its doors for investors in Japan.
Crypto Hedge Funds Face Tough Choices on Tax Day
Like so much else in cryptocurrency taxation, the rules for crypto funds - pooled investment vehicles that seek above-market returns from digital asset investments - are far from straightforward.
The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing
In addition to the hundreds of ICOs being launched every month, our management company Crypto Asset Management, also receives around a dozen emails per day from new companies planning on launching crypto tokens to raise capital.
Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform
Cognizant has teamed up with 14 Indian insurance firms on the development of a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing.
Card Operator Discover Joins Blockchain Trade Group
Global payments giant Discover Financial Services has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce to assist the group's mission of blockchain education and advocacy.
Pornhub Adds Crypto Payment Option With Verge Token
Adult entertainment website Pornhub has announced that it will begin accepting the cryptocurrency verge as payment.
Swiss Banking Industry To Be Hurt The Most By Blockchain, Says New Moody's Report
Credit rating giant Moody's Investor Service said in a recent report that Blockchain technology for cross-border transactions could potentially hurt banks in Switzerland more than in any other country, CNBC reported yesterday, April 16.
Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone To Launch In Indonesia
South Korea's third largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinone, has announced plans to launch an exchange in Indonesia, according to a press release published on its site Monday, April 16.
Dividend Tokens, Explained
Due to the cryptocurrency boom, the terms "Token", "Coin", "Initial coin offering" and many others have become an integral part of the vocabulary of every trader and investor.
Bank Of Japan: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Destabilize Existing Financial System
The Bank of Japan's deputy governor spoke negatively about the effects of central bank-issued digital currencies on the current financial system in closing remarks at a fintech conference, published yesterday, April 16.
Former Goldman Sachs VP Joins Crypto Wallet Blockchain To Attract Institutional Clients
Info has hired former Goldman Sachs executive Breanne Madigan as the head of institutional sales and strategy, CNBC reports today, April 17.
NFC and the Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Payments Practical Again
Advancements on the new Lightning Network could allow for fast, inexpensive, and convenient retail transactions.
Converging Blockchain, AI and IOT to Push New Frontiers in Transportation
The intersection of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain technology are of particular interest when it comes to revolutionizing the future of transportation.
Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Might Just Be Accelerating In Asia
Not only is bitcoin a sought-after choice for business-to-business payments, but for retail payments, other cryptocurrencies are finding a foothold as well.
Self-Regulatory Group Hopes to Bring 'Order' to Korea's Crypto Exchanges
Update: This article has been amended to include comment from two domestic exchanges.
Philippines Lawmaker Urges Senate to Expedite Crypto Crime Bills
A Philippines lawmaker is seeking to speed up the passage of legislation that would increase the penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies.
$8,500? Bitcoin Eyes Gains with Key Support at $7,900
Bitcoin remains in a bullish territory for now and is looking at further gains, though a pullback is possible if support at $7,900 is breached, according to technical studies.
Crypto Exchange Kraken To End Services In Japan, Cites Rising Costs Of Business
Crypto exchange Kraken will end its services in Japan, according to an emailed statement, Bloomberg reports today, April 17.
Blockchain Platform Prepares To Test Cryptocurrency Payment System In Major Shopping Mall
A Blockchain-driven platform has announced it will begin testing a brand-new transaction system for cryptocurrency payments within the coming days.
IMF's Lagarde Counters Crypto Warnings With New Praise Of 'Potential Benefits'
The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde was buoyant about cryptocurrency in a blog post in support of the technology, published Monday, April 16.
Ripple Urges UK Regulators to Establish a Consistent Cryptocurrency Framework
In another push to uniformly manage the UK alt-coin market, executives over at Ripple, the world's third largest digital currency, have requested British regulators to put an end to the financial unpredictability that engulfs their cryptocurrency sector.
Lightning + NFC? The New Plan to Bring Bitcoin to Retail
Imagine a way to expand bitcoin payments to millions per second.
Japanese Official: No Plans For Central Bank Cryptocurrency
Bank of Japan, the country's central banking authority, currently has no plans to issue a central bank digital currency, citing financial stability concerns.
Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper
Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.
A Digital Asset Layer Protocol
Described as an "Interpretational protocol for multiple assets," Bytom intends to bridge the physical world and the blockchain, creating a digital asset layer protocol that establishes the infrastructure of the "Asset internet."
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