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U.K.'s Financial Regulator Mulls Ban on Sale of Crypto Derivatives
The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has said it will consider whether to ban the sale of cryptocurrency-based derivatives, the Financial Times reported Oct. 29.
A Twitter Analysis of the "100 Most Influential People in Crypto" Exposes the Biggest Bitcoin Cash Haters
A Medium user posted a Twitter analysis of the "100 Most Influential People in Crypto," ranking the influencers on how vocal they are on bashing Bitcoin Cash.
'Halal Coins Only': First Islamic Crypto Exchange to be Launched in 2019
The ADAB Solutions project, based in the United Arab Emirates, is planning to launch FICE - the First Islamic Crypto Exchange which will be operating "According to the principles of Shariah law." The company is expecting to reach $146 million daily trading and $4.4 billion monthly turnover by 2020.Islamic finance as crypto exchange base.
Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty Over Unlicensed Exchange Business
A 21-year-old bitcoin trader from California has pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmission business and now faces a maximum of five years in prison.
Coincheck Reopens New Signups, Deposits and Withdrawals of 'Some' Cryptocurrencies
Monex Group, the Japanese internet broker that purchased hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, announced it had reopened new account signups and limited trading in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 30.
What Bitcoin's White Paper Got Right, Wrong and What We Still Don't Know
The Bitcoin white paper has been, rightfully, recognized as one of the most original and influential computer science papers in history.
Crypto Price Tracking App CoinTicker Installs Backdoors to Control Host Computer: Report
Cybersecurity publications were sounding the alarm over cryptocurrency malware again Monday, Oct. 29 after a Malwarebytes forum user reported a price monitoring app for macOS was a trojan.
Joseph Lubin Goes in to Bat for Blockchain on CNBC, Says Ecosystem "Stronger than Ever"
While blockchain starts to pepper mainstream media with pervasive force, cryptocurrency pricing seems yet to shake its status as the mouthpiece of progress for the entire industry.
The New Effort to Get Bitcoin's Lightning Network In Every Browser
Touted as a way to make the world's most valuable cryptocurrency a more effective payment method, bitcoin's lightning network has a rather large obstacle ahead - it's still challenging, even risky, to set up and use.
Survey: 60% of Americans Think Crypto Should Be Treated as Fiat in Political Campaigns
A new survey by blockchain-oriented research firm Clovr showed that 60 percent of respondents think that cryptocurrency should be treated like fiat currency in political elections.
Bitcoin 'Patient Zero' Says BTC's Current Stage is Like '1992 for The Internet'
Bitcoin "Patient Zero" Wences Casares, the founder of Bitcoin wallet startup Xapo, said that the seminal cryptocurrency may take years to prove successful, in an interview with Bloomberg Oct. 29.In an interview with Bloomberg, Casares argued that BTC is an "Intellectual experiment," and it could be several years before it proves successful.
Russian Diamond Giant Signs Onto De Beers' Blockchain Tracking Platform
The two largest diamond producing groups on the planet are now jointly testing a blockchain platform to track assets.
Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Releases New Specifications
The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance has released a new set of specifications in an effort to provide standards for developers using private iterations of the Ethereum Blockchain, according to statements shared with Cointelegraph.
Israeli Blockchain Startup Concludes $30 Mln Financing Round That Included Intel, Sequoia
Israeli blockchain startup StarkWare Industries has completed a $30 million financing round, generating funds from such industry players as Intel Capital and Sequoia USA, according to an announcement published Oct. 29.Established in 2018, StarkWare Industries develops both software and hardware, with applications including transparent privacy in blockchains, increased transaction throughput, as well as off chain computation.
Malta Sets Sight on "Crypto Capital" as Blockchain Summit Nears
Malta's relevance as a "Blockchain island" is set to increase in the coming weeks, as the small geography plays host to some of the world's premier speakers, evangelists, and ministers as part of the Malta Blockchain Summit 2018.Malta's Blockchain Push.
Planting Bitcoin? Part Three: Soil
Sending the Bitcoin white paper to the cryptography mailing list on October 31, 2008 was the obvious choice.
How One Project is Fighting Fake ICO Reviews Using AI and Blockchain
"Users can see all of the reviews written in the blockchain on a special page," reads the official press release.
UK: Gov't Taskforce Proposes Crypto Regulation Changes, Questions Crypto Definition
The U.K. Cryptoassets Taskforce has released a report Oct. 29 that proposes some changes for cryptocurrency regulation and raises concerns over how digital assets are traded and used.
Ethereum's Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has released its latest round of specifications - the next steps to harmonizing the way large companies use private versions of the second-largest blockchain.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 29
If the price rebounds sharply from the support, it will indicate that there is buying on dips.
UK Government Says It Will Update Crypto Tax Guidance By Early Next Year
UK officials have outlined a range of regulatory steps around cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology in a new report.
Wider Bitcoin Adoption Could Push Global Warming Beyond 2 C Threshold, Report Says
A new report from climate change scientists has raised the alarm over Bitcoin's carbon footprint and its potential future impact on global warming, published on Oct. 29.
German Finance Regulator: International Regulations 'Desirable' for ICOs
Germany's financial regulator wants to see an international effort to regulate Initial Coin Offerings, despite remaining uncertain whether they would ever become more than a "Niche issue," German business outlet Handelsblatt reported Sunday, Oct. 28.
Privacy Crypto Zcash Goes Live With 'Sapling' Network Hard Fork
The privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash has officially implemented its network hard fork, known as Sapling.
ASIC Resistance Is Still Worth the Fight for Egalitarian Mining, This Time With Merkle Tree Proofs
ASIC resistance is worth pursuing egalitarian mining with our new Proof of Work algorithm, Merkle Tree Proofs.
World's Largest Diamond Producer Alrosa Joins De Beers' Blockchain Pilot
The world's largest diamond mining firm, Russia's Alrosa, has joined the pilot of fellow industry giant De Beers' diamond supply chain blockchain platform "Tracr," mining industry news outlet Mining Weekly reports Oct. 29.
Ripple Hires Former Google Exec as VP of Products
Blockchain payments startup Ripple Labs has hired former Google executive Amir Sarhangi as its vice president of products.
Paradigm Leads $30 Million Funding for Crypto Privacy Startup StarkWare
Cryptography startup StarkWare just closed a $30 million equity funding round led by Paradigm and featuring a number of other major investors, according to an announcement Monday.
Bitcoin Price Drops $200 to Hit Two-Week Low
After nearly two weeks stagnating at around $6,400, bitcoin has suddenly dropped out of the trading range.
Crypto Markets See Stirrings of Volatility as Major Coins Tip Into Red
Monday, Oct. 29: Crypto markets are seeing the first momentum in a while after a period of marked stability: virtually all of the major cryptocurrencies are in the red today, with some seeing losses of between a 4-6 percent range, as Coin360 data shows.