Chinese Bank Issues Securities Worth $66 Million on a Blockchain

One of the largest privately held commercial banks in China has completed the issuance of securities worth $66 million via blockchain.

Markets  ·  21 August 2018

Senior BitConnect Promotor Arrested by Indian Authorities

Former BitConnect India head Divyesh Darji was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Sunday.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

Crypto Exchanges Join Winklevoss Backed Self-Regulatory Group

Bitstamp, bitFlyer, Bittrex and Gemini launched a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for crypto exchanges on Monday.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

Bakkt CEO: Crypto Trading Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading

Two weeks after ICE introduced Bakkt, a new digital assets platform, the latter's CEO has set out to explain what the service will offer consumers.

Business  ·  20 August 2018

District Judge Forms Blockchain Law Study Group in South Korea

A group of judges, lawmakers and industry experts in South Korea are forming a new law society to discuss legal issues surrounding blockchain.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

SBI Holdings Again Invests in Crypto Exchange Under Scrutiny

SBI Holdings is making a new round of investment in a cryptocurrency exchange that's under increased scrutiny from the country's financial regulator.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

21-Year-Old Trader Prosecuted Over Bitcoin Money Laundering

A cryptocurrency dealer is being prosecuted in the U.S. for allegedly committing 30 counts of money laundering involving bitcoin.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

Police Arrest Hackers Suspected of Stealing $87 Million in Crypto

Chinese police have arrested three individuals who allegedly stole bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies worth around 600 million yuan, or $87 million.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 August 2018

Pornhub Subsidiary to Reward Viewers With Crypto Tokens

Tube8 has partnered up with with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to pay viewers for interacting with its services.

Business  ·  17 August 2018
Supply Chain

US Border Officials to Test Blockchain for Certificate Tracking

CBP plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement and Central American Free Trade Agreement certificates.

Business  ·  17 August 2018

Crypto Mining Firm Receives Bomb Threat Over Noise Level

A bomb threat was sent on Saturday to Kryptovault, a Norwegian cryptocurrency mining company, for disturbing the peace.

Business  ·  17 August 2018
Hard Forks

Zcash Sets Stage for ‘Sapling’ Upgrade With New Software Release

Privacy coin zcash is gearing up for its upcoming "Sapling" hard fork with the first release of compatible network software.

Tech  ·  17 August 2018
Insurance Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App

Chinese e-commerce giant has launched a blockchain platform along with its first application – one for tracking invoices.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 August 2018
Bitcoin Mining

Genesis Mining to End Unprofitable Crypto Contracts

Cloud mining service Genesis Mining is forcing some clients to upgrade to a five-year subscription or else lose services, it announced Thursday. 

Business  ·  16 August 2018

ASX Head Says New DLT System Could Save Billions

The Australian Securities Exchange is looking to blockchain technology as a potential replacement for its clearing and settlement services.

Business  ·  16 August 2018