Blockchain Identity Ecosystem For Digital Assets Holders Launched By Tokeny In Europe

Tokenization platform Tokeny has launched its blockchain-powered identity ecosystem for digital assets holders in Europe. Based in Luxembourg, Tokeny is FinTech company that aims to deliver an institutional grade, secure end-to-end platform that allows for the issuance and servicing management of tokenized securities. The firm is leveraging blockchain technology, coupled with decades of experience from…

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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets…

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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. The…

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US Congressman: CFTC, Not SEC, Should Regulate Crypto

In the United States, there is tension between the Securities and Exchanges Commision (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as both the agencies are claiming their authority on digital assets. Congressman Darren Soto, D-Florida, in a recent interview with Cheddar, said that it is better if the CFTC regulates the digital assets in…

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These Developers Claim They Can Crack Any Hardware Wallet

On Dec. 27 at the 35th Annual Chaos Communication Congress (35C3) event, three individuals from a startup called Wallet Fail allegedly hacked the most popular hardware wallets and revealed their secrets on stage. According to Trezor, however, the hackers at 35C3 did not follow the standard responsible disclosure protocol and Ledger Wallet developers claim the…

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Year in Review: 2018's Top Cryptocurrency Stories

After an intense 2017, filled with cryptocurrency market spikes, the following year was loaded with letdowns as a great majority of digital assets plunged well over 80 percent in value since their all-time highs. 2018 was also filled with lots of headlines about digital currency regulations, exchange hacks, and postponed exchange-traded funds. 2018 Saw Hundreds…

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BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

A good portion of cryptocurrency supporters are against purging important information and many of them hope that blockchain technology will help boost censorship resistance. A new project in the works called Bookchain aims to record essential books on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain so the written words cannot be silenced, banned, or purged. Also read: A…

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SEC Issues Statement On Tokenization And Securities Compliance Requirements

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a statement regarding its position on what tokens constitute securites and require registration. In recent years, we have seen significant advances in technologies – including blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies – that impact our securities markets. This statement[1] highlights several recent Commission enforcement actions involving the…

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KPMG: Cryptocurrency Still Far Away From a Store of Value

When Moon? Not soon according to the talking heads at KPMG. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will require a bit more time before they truly function as a reliable store-of-value. We Ain’t There Yet, Says KPMG Whereas in August, KPMG reported that the blockchain industry was maturing and moving beyond experimentation, the latest study authored by KPMG,…

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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel For Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also…

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Yenom Developers Propose a New BCH Payment Protocol

The developers who created the Bitcoin Cash-centric wallet Yenom have revealed the team has been working on an interesting protocol for the BCH ecosystem. On Oct. 21, Yenom developer Shun Usami published a wallet scheme called the Deep Link Payment Protocol, a communication system that allows users the ability to simply click a link on…

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Gemini Bolsters Security Measures with Digital Asset Insurance

Virtual currency exchange Gemini has arranged insurance coverage for the digital assets it holds on customers’ behalf. Gemini has secured insurance coverage for the digital assets it holds in custody. US-based cryptocurrency exchange, founded by entrepreneur twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, said in a blog post on Wednesday the new security measures would be provided…

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Crypto Exchange IronX Gets Operating License in Estonia

IronX, a cryptocurrency exchange platform developed by Cardano blockchain creator Emurgo HK and Iron FX, was given a license by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit. Estonia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has granted IronX a full regulatory license to operate a cryptocurrency exchange in the region, the company said in a statement sent to Cryptovest. IronX…

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Lloyd's of London Insures Cryptocurrency Custody Service Kingdom Trust

According to the institutional cryptocurrency storage platform Kingdom Trust, the company is now insured by the world’s largest insurance marketplace, Lloyd’s of London. The Kentucky-based alternative asset custody service, Kingdom Trust, claims to hold assets worth $12B that consist of 30 digital currencies under its wing. Also Read: Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in…

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High Times Becomes the First IPO to Accept Cryptocurrencies

On Thursday, the well-known cannabis culture brand and publication High Times announced it’s holding an initial public offering (IPO) and that it will be the first regulated A+ stock offering to accept cryptocurrencies. High Times Takes Another Step Into the Future by Accepting Cryptocurrencies for its IPO The firm High Times is a popular cannabis-focused…

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BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols

There’s been a lot happening this week within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, and much of the community’s discussion revolves around tokenization concepts on the BCH chain. Meanwhile, the network has been running smoothly, and BCH markets seem to be reversing their trend after cryptocurrencies values were experiencing bearish sentiment for the past six months….

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Malta Unveils World’s First Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Stock Exchange

Malta just rolled out the world’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency stock exchange. Operations are slated to commence in January 2019. Malta on Thursday unveiled the world’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency stock exchange as the Malta Stock Exchange (MSX) created a new subsidiary to take charge of the archipelago’s digital asset and fintech transactions. MSX’s Fintech…

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Study Finds Cryptocurrency Rebalance Portfolios Outperform 'Hodling'

Shrimpy cryptocurrency portfolio management is a platform that helps investors curate a portfolio with automated investment strategies. With the company’s portfolio experience, the Shrimpy team published a study that gives an informative technical analysis comparing two types of cryptocurrency investment methods: rebalance against holding (hodl). Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space  …

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Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding

During the second week of May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Akari Global Foundation, a group that aims to bolster bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption through its services. The organization launched Akari-Pay, a one file BCH payment and donate page for BCH merchants and non-profits. This week Akari has launched a free bitcoin cash powered pages builder…

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Bitcoin ABC Developers Publish Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Timeline

Just recently the Bitcoin ABC development team has published the Bitcoin Cash ‘November 15 Upgrade Timeline’ which details what the programmers plan to do before the hard fork. As the upgrade approaches the ABC development team wants to ensure a smooth hard fork by making sure every full node participant and miner is ready with…

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