Singapore Government Agency Backs New Blockchain Accelerator

Enterprise Singapore, a government agency set up to develop the startup ecosystem, is supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Tribe Accelerator. Announced Tuesday by TRIVE Ventures, an early stage Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm based in Singapore, the accelerator is being launched in partnership South Korea’s ICON Foundation, as a technical partner, and PwC […]

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Will Bitcoin Price Snap Three-Year December Winning Streak?

Bitcoin (BTC) may break its three-year December winning streak unless prices convincingly cross key resistance at $4,410 in the next few days. The leading cryptocurrency by market value gained 14 percent, 30 percent and 40 percent in the last month of 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. (BPI). The odds, however, are […]

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Get Ready for Crypto Sanctions Enforcement

Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky of Kobre & Kim LLP are litigators and government enforcement defense attorneys who specialize in disputes and investigations related to digital assets. This article is not intended to provide legal advice. For the past year, the cryptocurrency industry’s attention has focused on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s deliberations over how […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Launches Crypto Index for Investors

Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has launched a new cryptocurrency index as a benchmark for investors. The firm announced Friday that the new Bitmain Crypto Index tracks the performance of some of the “largest and most liquid” cryptocurrencies, and is denominated in U.S. dollars. The index publishes two types of prices, a real-time spot price […]

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ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup that’s working to make ethereum transactions private so financial institutions can comfortably use the second-largest blockchain. Announced Thursday, other investors in the round include Entrepreneur First, Samos Investments, Jeffrey Tarrant (Mov37) and Charlie Songhurst. AZTEC, created by the mathematician Tom Pocock and […]

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South Korea Eyes More Reliable E-Voting With December Blockchain Trial

South Korea is set to test a blockchain system next month in an effort to improve the reliability and security of online voting. The National Election Commission (NEC) announced the news Wednesday, saying it will begin the pilot in December with development assistance from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The NEC’s existing online voting system, K-voting, […]

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Bloomberg: Nasdaq Still Planning Bitcoin Futures Launch in 2019

U.S. stock exchange operator Nasdaq is reportedly sticking with plans to launch bitcoin futures contracts early next year. A Bloomberg report on Tuesday, citing “people familiar with the matter,” said that Nasdaq will likely still list its own bitcoin futures contracts Q1 2019, despite the weak crypto markets over the last year. It’s currently working […]

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Coincheck Has Now Reinstated All Cryptos After January Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $533 million hack in January, has now reinstated services for all listed cryptos on its platform. Monex Group, the Japan-based online brokerage firm that acquired Coincheck following the hack, announced Monday that the exchange has resumed depositing and purchasing services for the XRP and factom (FCT) tokens. The news […]

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