Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

The Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine has indicated the regulator favors a decision to recognize cryptocurrencies as financial instruments. Timur Khromayev thinks it’s time to take the matter to the country’s Financial Stability Council. The point of no return has been passed, he says.   Also read: Ukraine to…
Cryptocurrency Projects Aiming to be ‘ASIC Resistant’ Have Little Success

Cryptocurrency Projects Aiming to be ‘ASIC Resistant’ Have Little Success

Just recently the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) developers announced the project’s consensus algorithm Equihash was “threatened” in a blog post called “A Response to the ASIC Threat.” In the post, the BTG project’s team members explain that they might change the cryptocurrency’s current Equihash algorithm due to the recent launch of the Antminer Z9 mining rig.…
Ethereum’s EIP:0 Attendees Commit to Governance Plan

Ethereum’s EIP:0 Attendees Commit to Governance Plan

Several stakeholders in the ethereum community have pledged support for a governance plan produced by attendees of the EIP:0 Summit.
Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say

Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say

Patterns in usage have allowed four researchers to link many supposedly private zcash transactions to mining pools and founders. Zcash has responded.
Messaging Giant WeChat Suspends Third-Party Blockchain App

Messaging Giant WeChat Suspends Third-Party Blockchain App

China's social messaging giant WeChat has halted a third-party blockchain mini-tool running inside the application, citing a violation of rules. 
Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: Zilliqa surges on OKEx Listing

Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: Zilliqa surges on OKEx Listing

FOMO Moments Following a day of what appeared to be signs of a recovery, crypto markets have fallen once again. The selloff has continued and total market capitalization is below $420 billion and falling, a sea of red is currently dominating all cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin never made it back and has lost 3% on the day…
Australian Government Budget Injects $700,000 for Blockchain Research

Australian Government Budget Injects $700,000 for Blockchain Research

The government of Australia has allocated AUD $700,000 (approx. $520,000) from its federal budget to its Digital Transformation Agency to research blockchain applications in government services. Announced as a part of its 2018-19 federal budget, the government will use the funds from the Agency’s existing resources over the next four years. An excerpt from the…
Thailand’s National Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain Crowdfunding Platform

Thailand’s National Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain Crowdfunding Platform

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has officially launched a blockchain-powered crowdfunding platform for startups in the country. Dubbed LiVE, the new crowdfunding marketplace from the SET is built on a blockchain that enables startups and small enterprises to access funding from venture capital funds and institutional investors directly via peer-to-peer trading. According to an…
$2.5 Billion Sent Out of Iran to Purchase Cryptocurrencies

$2.5 Billion Sent Out of Iran to Purchase Cryptocurrencies

The chairman of the economic committee of Iran’s parliament has revealed that Iranians have sent more than $2.5 billion out of the country to purchase cryptocurrencies with. His statement follows the country’s central bank banning local banks from dealing with digital currencies including bitcoin. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space $2.5 Billion…
Tel Aviv Court Forces Bank to Accept Funds From Sale of Bitcoin

Tel Aviv Court Forces Bank to Accept Funds From Sale of Bitcoin

The Israeli banking system keeps mounting challenges for bitcoin users, be they exchanges, miners or just traders, and keeps getting slapped for it by the courts. The latest example comes from Tel Aviv where a bank tried to deny incoming transfers from an exchange. Also Read: Israeli Bitcoin Mining Company Sues Bank for Closing Its…
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