SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

The SEC has issued rejections to bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 August 2018

UK Crypto Futures Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash Contract

U.K.-based cryptocurrency futures exchange Crypto Facilities is adding a bitcoin cash product to its offerings.

Business  ·  17 August 2018

Ripple Endorses ‘Preferred’ Crypto Exchanges for XRP Payments

Ripple is recommending three cryptocurrency exchanges as the "preferred partners" for transacting on its xRapid payments platform.

Business  ·  16 August 2018

Airbnb Co-Founder Backs $22 Million Funding for Crypto Dealer SFOX

A cryptocurrency dealer for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals has closed a Series A funding round of $22.7 million.

Business  ·  16 August 2018

Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

The American Association of Insurance Services is turning to IBM Blockchain to support a new automated insurance reporting tool.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 August 2018

Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO

A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football aimed to bring fans together.

Business  ·  14 August 2018

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

The Jamaica Stock Exchange will be adding cryptocurrency trading for its clients later this year.

Business  ·  14 August 2018

Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup

Regtech and compliance startup iComply has just completed a seed funding round led by former Standard and Poor's chief Deven Sharma.

Business  ·  13 August 2018

Blockchain Social Network Minds Is Migrating to Ethereum for Launch

Blockchain-based social network Minds is moving its platform to the ethereum mainnet, the startup announced Monday. 

Tech  ·  13 August 2018

Facebook’s Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase Board

David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at crypto exchange Coinbase, citing his new role at Facebook leading blockchain strategy.

Business  ·  10 August 2018

Wikipedia Competitor Everipedia’s Blockchain Is Now Live

Blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor Everipedia launched its mainnet on Thursday, based on the EOS network.

Business  ·  9 August 2018

Blockchain for Music Startup Raises $5.5. Million in New Funding

Decentralized music-sharing protocol Audius successfully raised $5.5 million as part of its mission to hand back more control to artists.

Business  ·  8 August 2018

ShapeShift Acquires Tool That Quickly Swaps Bitcoin for Other Cryptos

Cryptocurrency asset company ShapeShift has acquired blockchain startup Bitfract, the firms announced Wednesday.

Business  ·  8 August 2018

Tezos ICO Class Action Looms After Motion to Dismiss Denied

A motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Tezos' $232 million ICO was denied on Tuesday by a U.S. judge.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 August 2018

Crypto-Backed Loan Provider SALT Expands to 35 US States

Cryptocurrency-backed loan provider SALT Lending announced it will now serve customers in 20 new U.S. states on Wednesday.

Markets  ·  8 August 2018