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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain system that enables users to track “micro-culture transactions” on social networks

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Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

The Binance Labs Incubation Program has graduated its first “batch” of eight blockchain projects

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Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

The CEO of crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for fraudulent activity on a warrant from the U.S.

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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase introduced cash balance withdrawals to PayPal; the exchange will roll out the service in other countries sometime in 2019

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AT&T Wants to Create a Blockchain ‘Map’ of Your Social Media History

ccn | 12-14-2018

Telecom giant AT&T has filed a blockchain-oriented patent application to “map” social media histories. Titled “Blockchain-Based Social Media History Maps,” and published on Thursday, it describes a system of tracking social media history “on behalf of” subscribers. Presumably, such a service would be most useful to employers and prospective employers. AT&T Eyes Blockchain for SocialThe post AT&T Wants to Create a Blockchain ‘Map’ of Your Social Media History appeared first on CCN

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The Crypto Markets May be in a Rout, But the Blockchain Job Market is in Full Swing

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Although the crypto markets are caught in a persisting bear market, blockchain jobs are in a raging bull market, with blockchain developer job growth topping this year’s LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report. The report, which was released by LinkedIn on December 13th, analyzes the fastest growing jobs in the US, and notes that the blockchain industry...The post The Crypto Markets May be in a Rout, But the Blockchain Job Market is in Full Swing appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Opera Adds Cryptocurrency Wallet To Its Android Browser

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The browser could help cryptocurrency adoption, starting with Ethereum.

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EU Blockchain Observatory: Digital Identity Is ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Blockchain’s Potential

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

A recent study from the European Union blockchain initiative investigates the importance of digital identity and provides recommendations for Europe.

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Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The Swiss Bundesrat said that existing financial law in the country suits the blockchain industry, but needs some tech-specific adjustments

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BBVA Issues Porsche Corporate Loan Via Blockchain

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The bank has used blockchain tech to facilitate various types of corporate loans in the past.

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Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire

ccn | 12-14-2018

The bitcoin price will rocket over the next three years, and cryptocurrency valuations will spike accordingly, says Jeremy Allaire, the co-founder and CEO of Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company backed by Goldman Sachs. While Allaire was reticent to set a specific bitcoin price target, he predicts that its value will unquestionably be a lot higher inThe post Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire appeared first on CCN

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25% of Pantera Capital ICO Projects May Have to Refund Investors

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital says that as much as one-quarter of the projects its ICO fund invested in may be in violation of US securities laws after the SEC decision.  Things keep going from bad to worse for US blockchain companies that held ICOs without registering with the SEC. One of crypto’s largest hedge funds Pantera Capital told Bloomberg that around 25 percent of the digital currency projects in its portfolio may have toRead MoreThe post 25% of Pantera Capital ICO Projects May Have to Refund Investors appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The European Parliament has released a provisional resolution calling for increased adoption of blockchain technology in trade

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SEC Chair ‘Optimistic’ DLT and Crypto Will Drive Investment Opportunities

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Speaking as part of a testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton expressed optimism that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector will “facilitate capital formation.” Clayton also discussed the enforcement actions taken by the SEC in regulating initial […]The post SEC Chair ‘Optimistic’ DLT and Crypto Will Drive Investment Opportunities appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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European Parliament Looks To Blockchain Adoption In Trade Policies

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The European Commission is asked to further its analysis of blockchain technology and how it can help European importers and exporters take advantage of preferential trading agreements.

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Robinhood Didn’t Consult Regulators on New Checking & Savings Account Products

ccn | 12-14-2018

Robinhood, the crypto-friendly stock trading application, recently launched a plan to offer checking and savings accounts. The accounts have a minimum 3% interest. It is part of their plan to become the world’s most used financial technology application. Co-CEO Baiju Bhatt said to CNBC at the time of the announcement: “If we roll this productThe post Robinhood Didn’t Consult Regulators on New Checking & Savings Account Products appeared first on CCN

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Op Ed: Bitcoin Is a Declaration of Our Monetary Independence

bitcoinmagazine | 12-14-2018

Nick Spanos is an early adopter and innovator in the blockchain space. He is best known for launching Bitcoin Center NYC, the world’s first live cryptocurrency exchange, in 2013, right next to the New York Stock Exchange — as immortalized in the Netflix documentary “Banking on Bitcoin.” As part of Bitcoin Magazine’s series of interviews and op eds leading up to the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin, Nick shares his thoughts an early Bitcoin adopter.Before Bitcoin, I worked tirelessly for liberty-minded political candidates for many years. These candidates, the most prominent of whom was Dr. Ron Paul, spoke out against the Federal Reserve Bank because of its role in inflating the money supply which devalued the life savings of hard-working people. In almost every case, the mass media would sharply (and often unfairly) attack the image of the candidate with half-truths and misinformation, decimating our poll numbers, until they were sure that we would be defeated on Election Day. No matter how hard we worked or how much money we raised, we were no match for what I call the political bosses of today, the mainstream media.After two decades of struggle, I thought I had wasted my life fighting unwinnable battles. Then one day, I read the Bitcoin white paper. I read it half a dozen times and I thought, “Finally, I have a weapon that cannot be destroyed on Election Day.”Bitcoin for me is not an instrument for financi...

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Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security?

cryptoinsider | 12-14-2018

Ethereum (ETH) and NEO are among the most dominant decentralized application (dApp) development platforms. In this second part of our comparison of these two blockchain networks, we shall examine in detail the different approaches taken by developers of both Ethereum and NEO to upgrade their respective networks. Readers who would first like a broad overview […]The post Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security? appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

New crypto regulations, including license requirements for cryptocurrency service providers, have been drafted by Bahrain’s central bank

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Decentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop Event

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerDecentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop EventWORBLI, a blockchain-based financial service network designed to bridge traditional finance and the blockchain, launches its ShareDrop event.Decentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop Event

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Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceOver the last year, there has been considerable discussion over the tokenization of physical assets. That is, having something tangible, like a bar of gold, represented by a token on a blockchain, like Ethereum or Bytom, so that there is an immutable record of ownership of the asset. This asset can then be traded or […]The post Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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CoinShares Exec: China Crypto Plan Could Make Dystopian Future a Reality

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Bitcoin was designed in the wake of the 2008 global economic crisis as a way to take control over money away from central authorities such as governments, banks, and other traditional systems. The decentralized design could also prevent communist countries like China from establishing control over their citizen’s money. However, the very technology powering crypto...The post CoinShares Exec: China Crypto Plan Could Make Dystopian Future a Reality appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Bitcoin Cash falling to 0? Is BCH worthless?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceBitcoin Cash has been falling sharply since the hard fork happened last month which led to the generation of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision. Today, Bitcoin Cash price fell below Ethereum and this is for the very first time that BCH has fallen below ETH since its inception. Bitcoin Cash is currently trading around $79 while ETH […]The post Bitcoin Cash falling to 0? Is BCH worthless? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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BitMart Launches International Blockchain Incubation Platform BitMart Labs

ccn | 12-14-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post BitMart Launches International Blockchain Incubation Platform BitMart Labs appeared first on CCN

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Crypto ICO Price Continues to Fall, Likely Due to Growing Regulatory Pressure

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Blockchain and crypto projects that raised millions of dollars via tokenized crowdfunding means are now lining up to return their capital to their original investors. Because apparently, they were not allowed to raise funds in the first place. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gone after these startups for reportedly violating existing securities laws. The...The post Crypto ICO Price Continues to Fall, Likely Due to Growing Regulatory Pressure appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Ripples’ XRP Trades Near Bottom of Range – New 2018 Low Upcoming?

blokt | 12-14-2018

Ripple’s XRP has been trading in a range from $0.29 to $0.31 since the market leader Bitcoin met support around $3300. Bitcoin has since broken below this support and Ripple’s XRP has begun trading near the bottom of the range it has been forming. $0.25 is the next significant area of support to monitor for […]Ripples’ XRP Trades Near Bottom of Range – New 2018 Low Upcoming? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Porsche Arranges $170m Loan Using BBVA’s Blockchain Platform

ccn | 12-14-2018

Prestige car-maker Porsche has arranged a loan to back its proposed strategic acquisitions using Spanish-bank BBVA’s ever-developing distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The loan, valued at €150 million (the equivalent of nearly $170 million USD) is, says a press release from BBVA: “The first acquisition term loan ever arranged through blockchain technology.” Acquisition term loansThe post Porsche Arranges $170m Loan Using BBVA’s Blockchain Platform appeared first on CCN

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US Credit Union Blockchain Consortium Joins R3's Global Ecosystem

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

CULedger, a U.S. credit union service organization-owned blockchain consortium, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem

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Bitcoin [BTC] Breaks Below Key Support Level Creating New 2018 Low

blokt | 12-14-2018

There had been slightly more bullish conditions in the cryptocurrency market recently. Bitcoin had reached a support level at $3300 and continued to respect this support level for around one week. Although there were drops below, each drop was followed up with a rise back above the level. However, yesterday price action dropped below the […]Bitcoin [BTC] Breaks Below Key Support Level Creating New 2018 Low was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade

coindesk | 12-14-2018

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

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Ripple’s VP of Product Management Talks About XRP Price, Blockchain, xRapid, and More With PCMag

blokt | 12-14-2018

Ripple isn’t deterred by short-term price volatility and looks at the long-term view of the market, says senior VP of Product Management Asheesh Birla. In a recent interview with PCMag, Birla detailed Ripple’s work in blockchain and his view on cryptocurrencies as a new year soon unfolds. Does the Price of XRP Bother Ripple? Ripple’s XRP and […]Ripple’s VP of Product Management Talks About XRP Price, Blockchain, xRapid, and More With PCMag was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person or the taste of an orange to someone who’s never peeled one. Two new Bitcoin […]The post These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain with Porsche Holdings, the largest car distributor in Europe

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While Several VCs Exit, Binance Expands Crypto Incubator to 5 Regions

ccn | 12-14-2018

Many venture capital firms have broken deals with companies in the crypto sector over the past several months. Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a major cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm that has invested in large-scale cryptocurrency businesses in the likes of Coinbase, bitFlyer, and Blockchain, has said that amidst falling cryptoThe post While Several VCs Exit, Binance Expands Crypto Incubator to 5 Regions appeared first on CCN

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XYO Network Partners With Esri For Blockchain Enabled Geographic Information System

ccn | 12-14-2018

XYO Network, a blockchain-based geographic information system (GIS) with an Ethereum token and its own blockchain network, announced today a partnership with Esri, one of the world’s oldest and largest GIS systems and mapmakers, a company founded in 1969. The partnership came about when XYO hired a former Esri employee and the partnership became anThe post XYO Network Partners With Esri For Blockchain Enabled Geographic Information System appeared first on CCN

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Coinbase’s New Watchlist Feature Lets Users Customize Their Dashboards

blokt | 12-14-2018

On Day 4 of ’12 Days of Coinbase,’ the exchange announced that users can now make use of the watchlist feature. The new feature allows users to track a cryptocurrency in their custom watchlist by simply clicking a star next to the cryptocurrency on the dashboard. This new feature comes as Coinbase begins ramping up the number […]Coinbase’s New Watchlist Feature Lets Users Customize Their Dashboards was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Blockchain Hires a CFO as It’s Reportedly Preparing to Go Public ‘in the Next Few Years’

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain has recently hired its first chief financial officer (CFO), according to the LinkedIn profile of Macrina Kgil, who joined the company in November of this year.

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Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee Is Sick of People Asking About Price Targets

blokt | 12-14-2018

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee has been answering questions about Bitcoin for months now, but he suggests that he is growing tired of giving price targets for cryptocurrencies. In a recent note to clients, the Wall Street crypto bull suggested that Bitcoin’s fair value lies between $13,800 and $14,800. No Short-term Price Targets The Fundstrat Global Advisor recently […]Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee Is Sick of People Asking About Price Targets was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Blockchain Development Is Linkedin’s Biggest Growing Job Sector

ccn | 12-14-2018

Today, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn released its top 5 emerging careers, where it listed  “Blockchain Developer” as its biggest growing job sector for 2018. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, job listings for engineers who can develop distributed ledgers with P2P technology have grown 33 times this year. In the second place, and by quiteThe post Blockchain Development Is Linkedin’s Biggest Growing Job Sector appeared first on CCN

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Blockchain Developer Role Tops LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs List

coindesk | 12-14-2018

The role of blockchain developer has leaped straight to the top of LinkedIn's list of emerging jobs for 2018.

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Bitcoin Scammers Target Schools and Businesses With Fake Bomb Threats

blokt | 12-14-2018

Numerous bomb threat reports surfaced on Tuesday where Bitcoin scammers asked schools, businesses, and other organizations to pay $20,000 in BTC to ensure that the bombs are not detonated. The threats were sent via emails in multiple countries. The authorities have claimed that no actual bombs have been found in connection yet. A New Spin on […]Bitcoin Scammers Target Schools and Businesses With Fake Bomb Threats was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform

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PwC and Bitfury Group Partner to Deliver Blockchain Solutions in Russia

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

On Thursday (13 December 2018), one of the world's largest consulting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (trading as "PwC"), announced that it was joining forces with blockchain company Bitfury Group to build a blockchain accelerator in Russia with the goal of meeting the needs of PwC's Russian enterprise clients.

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Rumor: Softbank selling its Nvidia Shares. Losing hope in crypto

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceThe rumor is growing al over the share market that Softbank, the 4th largest shareholder of Nvidia is soon going to sell its Nvidia shares. The price of each share of Nvidia fell by more than 48% from October this year. Previously, Nvidia shares experienced a boom due to the rise of the price of […]The post Rumor: Softbank selling its Nvidia Shares. Losing hope in crypto appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Tron [TRX] Analysis: Price Trying to Find a Bottom With No Support Area in Sight

blokt | 12-14-2018

A look at the weekly chart for TRX shows us that after the highs of January 2019 at $0.35, TRX has lost 97% of its value, and is now trading at around $0.01. While this is the lowest price has been after the fall, it is not clear if we have made a bottom. The […]Tron [TRX] Analysis: Price Trying to Find a Bottom With No Support Area in Sight was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Kakao Invests Undisclosed Amount in Blockchain Startup Orbs

blokt | 12-14-2018

South Korea’s internet conglomerate Kakao has invested in blockchain firm Orbs via its venture arm Kakao Investments. The Israeli blockchain startup Orbs became the receiver of an undisclosed amount of funding from the Korean company. Kakao made its intentions clear earlier this year when it said it would focus on blockchain technology by establishing a specialized unit. Details of […]Kakao Invests Undisclosed Amount in Blockchain Startup Orbs was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Crypto and Blockchain Smartphones Will be The Next Big Thing

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

This week the crypto-sphere has been awash with talk about Samsung and its next generation flagship phone coming loaded with crypto goodies. While the company itself has dismissed the story according to reports, rivals are shipping out products that will no doubt keep Samsung on its toes. Samsung Rumors Aplenty The hype was instigated by...The post Crypto and Blockchain Smartphones Will be The Next Big Thing appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Crypto Roundup - France: €500 million for Blockchain projects & New AML/KYC Dutch regulations

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume showed negative changes, ranging from 0.78% to 12.44%. French parliamentarians recommend €500 million budget for Blockchain projects. New AML/KYC regulations coming to Dutch crypto Exchanges and Wallets.

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Pantera: Most Projects in Our Portfolio Not Affected by SEC’s View of ICOs

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

On Thursday (13 February 2018), Pantera Capital, one of the leading investment firms focused on blockchain technology and cryptoassets, said that the vast majority of the crypto projects it had invested in should not be affected by the U.S. SEC's negative stance towards ICOs.

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Blockchain Token Projects Can Bypass U.S. Securities Registration Requirements, Says SEC Official

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerBlockchain Token Projects Can Bypass U.S. Securities Registration Requirements, Says SEC OfficialGood news for blockchain token projects concerning their ability to bypass U.S. securities registration requirements. While before they had to stand in the queue to fill out all the documents, now they can obtain so-called no-action letters from the SEC.Blockchain Token Projects Can Bypass U.S. Securities Registration Requirements, Says SEC Official

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