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France's Watchdog Warns Against Fraudulent Crypto and Diamond Investment Schemes

cryptoglobe | 12-15-2018

France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), issued a warning on December 12th in which it stated that there are a number of companies who’ve been offering services in the country without obtaining regulatory approval. The AMF published a list of nine different firms that were operating without a license. Four of the companies identified by the French regulator were crypto-related businesses.

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Decentralized Crypto Exchange DDEEX to Fork 0x Protocol, Remove ZRX Token

cryptoglobe | 12-15-2018

DDEX, a prominent decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, has recently revealed that it plans to fork the 0x protocol and, in the process, remove the ZRX token from its platform, in an attempt to better serve its users.

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Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Increasingly frequent action taken by the SEC against initial coin offerings is expected to lead to more cryptocurrency projects being forced to refund investors. Among those expected to be affected is the first U.S.-based cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, with the company bracing to receive refunds on a quarter of its ICO investments. Also Read: BTI […]The post Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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What Crypto Winter? It’s Perfectly Sunny for Luno with 40 New Jobs Open

ccn | 12-15-2018

Bitcoin tumbled to a 15-month low today. Ethereum has all-but petered out. Heavyweights like ConsenSys are laying off staff, and many ICO startups are running out of cash before launching their products. You have to admit, things don’t look particularly good from any angle. But while crypto investors are getting used to bracing before theyThe post What Crypto Winter? It’s Perfectly Sunny for Luno with 40 New Jobs Open appeared first on CCN

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PayPal Launches New Blockchain-Based Token System for It’s Employees

coinspeaker | 12-15-2018

CoinSpeakerPayPal Launches New Blockchain-Based Token System for It’s EmployeesPaypal, an online payment system platform has mostly avoided Bitcoin implementation till now. But, recently it has rolled out an internal employee incentive program that is based on Blockchain technology.PayPal Launches New Blockchain-Based Token System for It’s Employees

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WORBLI Merges Traditional Banking With Blockchain as it Announces Commencement of Token Airdrop

ccn | 12-15-2018

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Hailed as the next revolution, blockchain certainly has its merits. The technology is extremely adaptable, efficient, secure and low cost. However, when it comes to banking and financialThe post WORBLI Merges Traditional Banking With Blockchain as it Announces Commencement of Token Airdrop appeared first on CCN

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Digital Assets Management Platform, Membrana.io, Announces Token Sale

ccn | 12-15-2018

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Membrana, the blockchain platform for digital asset management, has announced the start of its highly anticipated public Token Generation Event (TGE). The event seeks to put the powerThe post Digital Assets Management Platform, Membrana.io, Announces Token Sale appeared first on CCN

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Can France become the Blockchain Nation?

coinnounce | 12-15-2018

Published on CoinnounceFrench MPs have recently put our a proposal trying to make France become the Blockchain Nation. This is a raft of 20 different proposals all aimed at trying to make France the number 1 Blockchain Nation specifically citing that they do not want to miss the train on this like they did the internet. MPs […]The post Can France become the Blockchain Nation? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week

ccn | 12-15-2018

The TRON Foundation launched its TRC20 exchange this week. It is a place for people to exchange tokens issued on the TRON platform. The TRC20 exchange is located at TRX.market. The TRC10 token exchange is still on Tronscan, the primary block explorer and information service for the Tron ecosystem. TRC20 and TRC10 tokens can beThe post Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week appeared first on CCN

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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

French stock market regulator AMF has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for offering investment schemes without proper authorization

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Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund Could be Securities

ccn | 12-14-2018

In a newsletter to clients sent on Thursday, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead revealed that one in four initial coin offering (ICO) projects the firm has invested in could be considered as securities under U.S. regulations. Morehead wrote: “While we believe the vast majority of the projects in our portfolio should not be affected, approximatelyThe post Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund Could be Securities appeared first on CCN

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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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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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0x Announces Token Grant Program Within The Snowstorm Of Crypto Winter

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

0x believes it can warm up development with its grant program.

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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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Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto 'Fan Tokens'

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

A soccer club from the Brazilian premier league, Atletico Mineiro, joins Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in launching its own “fan token”

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Circle CEO: Cryptographic Tokens Will Represent Every Form of Financial Asset

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of FinTech startup Circle, in an interview on Friday (14 December 2018) on CNBC's morning show "Squawk Box", made some very interesting comments about the future of the cryptocurrency sector.

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Blockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale Event

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerBlockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale EventBlockchain-based trust management platform Membrana has announced its token sale event open to investors and early backers of the project.Blockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale Event

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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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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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Russia Says Venezuela’s Petro Acceptance ‘Not Happening’

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

Russia has not discounted the idea of using state-issued cryptocurrency Petro in commercial operations with Venezuela. Russia: No Petro Payments ‘Yet’ Those were the words of deputy finance minister Sergey Storchak speaking to reporters this week, local news outlet RIA Novosti reported December 13. Petro, which the Venezuelan government hopes to use to shore up its rapidly failing economy and bypass western sanctions, formally launched in October. President Nicolas Maduro has since artificially raised itsRead MoreThe post Russia Says Venezuela’s Petro Acceptance ‘Not Happening’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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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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Crypto Platform Revolut Receives Banking License from European Central Bank

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Revolut, a UK-based financial firm that allows users to buy, sell, and store digital currencies such as bitcoin (BTC), XRP, and ethereum (ETH), has announced that it has received a banking license from the European Central Bank. Established in 2015, Revolut has managed to raise $336 million in order to develop its suite of financial products. The new banking license will allow Revolut to provide a broader range of regulated financial services to its clients. According to Revolut’s management team, there is some “behind the scenes” work that needs to be done, before the company can start offering full current accounts, overdraft protection, and various other traditional financial services.

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Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Ongoing compliance crackdown in the U.S. sparks warning from Pantera Capital, with 25 percent of its ICO portfolio at risk

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Robinhood Disrupts Traditional Banking Offering 3% Interest on Saving Services

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerRobinhood Disrupts Traditional Banking Offering 3% Interest on Saving ServicesThe traditional banking system has ‘fleeced’ their unsuspecting customers through hidden charges on most services. Robinhood has intervened to salvage the deteriorating situation.Robinhood Disrupts Traditional Banking Offering 3% Interest on Saving Services

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AMF Adds Crypto and Wine Trading Scams to its Warning List

financemagnates | 12-14-2018

The French regulator says the companies have been offering their services without proper licensing

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Dallas Crypto Startup Ordered to Repay Investors $2.7 Million on Defrauding Charges

ccn | 12-14-2018

The Dallas-based crypto startup AriseBank has been ordered to repay investors to the tune of $2.7 million to fix allegations that the firm was defrauding their investors. Authorities have finally put an end to the ongoing AriseBank saga that has been hanging over the heads of the startup’s founders Stanley Ford and Jared Rice forThe post Dallas Crypto Startup Ordered to Repay Investors $2.7 Million on Defrauding Charges appeared first on CCN

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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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Industry’s first atomic swap between ERC-20 token and Bitcoin takes place

cryptonewsreview | 12-14-2018

A native asset and a non-native asset have taken part in the industry’s maiden atomic swap of its kind… By Manoj Sharma for CNR The TenX Summit witnessed an industry first last week. It happened when a developer’s group from a TenX research and development lab, CoBIoX, showcased an atomic swap between a native asset, […]The post Industry’s first atomic swap between ERC-20 token and Bitcoin takes place appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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More Products, Fewer ICOs: Cryptocurrency in 2019

financemagnates | 12-14-2018

Finance Magnates headed to the Next Block conference to see what the industry expects in the coming 12 months

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Ethereum Price Analysis: Ether Burns to a Crisp

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

Ethereum has turned into an unattended dumpster fire. Let’s take a look at the Ethereum price analysis and see what it will take to turn the price around. Ethereum Price: Market Overview 2018 has been a rough year for Ethereum price and at the moment it doesn’t look like the situation will improve. Of the top 5 cryptocurrencies, ETH price disintegration has been nothing short of harrowing and with the ICO market being declared dead byRead MoreThe post Ethereum Price Analysis: Ether Burns to a Crisp appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Prices of Crypto ICO Projects Fell by 95% on Average, and They Could Keep Falling

livebitcoinnews | 12-14-2018

According to new data, initial coin offerings (ICOs) aren’t as popular as they once were in the crypto arena, and prices of respective ICO projects have fallen by approximately 95 percent or more. From Crypto Riches to Rags There was a time when the crypto space was wrought with ICOs, and their popularity was at...The post Prices of Crypto ICO Projects Fell by 95% on Average, and They Could Keep Falling appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Violent Delights Lead to Violent Ends: Rebuilding After the Crypto Crash

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Dovey Wan is a founding partner of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain. You can follow her on Twitter at @doveywan.  The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  While emerging assets are always turbulent, 2018 has been an especially violent year for the crypto markets. Many […]

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SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

coindesk | 12-14-2018

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

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South Korean Tech Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Project Orbs

ccn | 12-14-2018

Israeli hybrid blockchain platform Orbs has announced that it is entering an investment partnership with the venture arm of South Korean internet group Kakao. Created to serve as a pioneering public blockchain system offering unprecedented flexibility and utility, Orbs permits business dApp developers to deploy over a highly secure and liquid network that comes with … ContinuedThe post South Korean Tech Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Project Orbs appeared first on CCN

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French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Two French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have […]The post French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Security Token Platform TokenSoft Invests in SEC-Regulated Broker-Dealer

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Security token firm TokenSoft has acquired a stake in an SEC-compliant broker-dealer to expand the range of its services

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After $4M Funding Round, BlockFi Eyes Savings Account, Crypto Credit Cards

bitcoinmagazine | 12-13-2018

BlockFihttps://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockfi-gives-hodlers-another-option-borrow-against-crypto-assets/, the New York-based startup that provides crypto collateralized loans, has raised additional funds to expand its services. The startup announced that it has received an additional $4 million in its recent funding round in a company blog post.The recently revealed funding round comes some months after the company raised $52.5 million in a round led by Galaxy Digital, including $1.55 million in funding from ConsenSys Ventures and PJC prior.Akuna Capital led today's funding round, with participation from other investors, including Digital Galaxy Ventures, Susquehanna Government Products, Morgan Creek Digital and others. The startup, who recently expanded overseas, says the funding would be used to grow its workforce and launch exciting new products, including a crypto savings account that earns interest and crypto-backed credit cards.Zac Prince, BlockFi CEO, spoke with Bitcoin Magazine, on the funding and the new product lines.He said the company plans to launch two separate credit cards. One would be similar to a prepaid card, where users will be able to spend funds that they receive from taking out a crypto-backed loan from BlockFi’s platform.“[The first] is like a debit or prepaid card where users can receive and spend loan proceeds from BlockFi. The amount they have access to will vary based o...

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Confirmed: Basis CEO Says Project Will Shut Down due to Regulatory Concerns

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Basis’ CEO has confirmed the stablecoin will shut down, citing regulatory concerns around its “secondary tokens”

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Membrana.io – A Trust Management of Digital Assets Platform Announces Start of Token Sale

ccn | 12-13-2018

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 Membrana.io – A Trust Management of Digital Assets Platform Announces Start of Token Sale appeared first on CCN

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Binance Is Expanding Its Crypto Incubator to 5 New Cities

coindesk | 12-13-2018

One goal of the incubator is to foster projects that could get their tokens listed on Binance's exchange.

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SEC Settles ICO Fraud Lawsuit With Former AriseBank CEO And COO

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

Jared Rice, Sr. and Stanley Ford settle with the SEC, but Rice’s days in court are hardly over.

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Tokenized securities and the emerging token economy

cointelligence | 12-13-2018

Today, we are witnessing the dawn of the global era of tokenization. It has silently but surely started impacting various aspects of our lives, whether we choose to accept it or not. One area that stands to benefit immensely from this formidable form of new-age disruption is the world of Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets. This year is quickly shaping up to be the year we put real-world assets into fractional ownership on the blockchain, using smart contracts.The post Tokenized securities and the emerging token economy appeared first on Cointelligence.

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ICO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

coindesk | 12-13-2018

ICO facilitator TokenSoft has acquired interest in a regulated broker-dealer to provide services that were previously impossible for the firm.

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Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

A new study confirms the crypto industry has a lot of progress to make to bridge the gender gap. It shows that startups conducting ICOs are still markedly male-dominated – over 85 percent of the team members in the surveyed companies are men. The data also suggests women are even less likely to hold executive […]The post Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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TronBet Clocked Nearly 1 Billion in TRX Volume

blokt | 12-13-2018

The dApp ecosystem on Tron is thriving, and TronBet recently raised the stakes regarding TRX transaction volume. DappReview announced on Twitter that TronBet almost hit 1 billion in TRX volume in 24 hours. This comfortably beat a rival dApp TronDice 10.7 million transactions. ‘Amazing Milestone’ Reached for TRONbet DappReview in an announcement on Twitter wrote: “An amazing […]TronBet Clocked Nearly 1 Billion in TRX Volume was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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South Korea’s Kakao Leads $15 Million Raise for Public Blockchain Startup Orbs

coindesk | 12-13-2018

South Korean messaging giant Kakao has led an over-$15 million investment in Israeli-based blockchain project Orbs.

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Top Stablecoin ‘Basis’ May Shut Down Due to Regulation, What Went Wrong?

ccn | 12-13-2018

On December 13, Frank Chapparo at The Block reported that Basis, a crypto stablecoin project that raised around $133 million in April, is terminating its operations and is in the process of returning the capital it raised to its investors. The project was funded by some of the largest venture capital firms in the technology spaceThe post Top Stablecoin ‘Basis’ May Shut Down Due to Regulation, What Went Wrong? appeared first on CCN

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