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Price of Tether Stablecoin Tanks to 18-Month Low

coindesk | 10-15-2018

The price of the tether stablecoin (USDT) has fallen to an 18-month low, despite a general rise in the wider crypto markets.

Categories: USDT|Market|Trading
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Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG's New Strategy Focuses on Customs

coindesk | 10-15-2018

Big Four consultancy KPMG is expanding its blockchain activities beyond pure financial services work to explore a less-traveled path.

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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Bitcoin Price Jumps by 11% to Reach One-Month High Above $6.9k

coindesk | 10-15-2018

Bitcoin's price spiked by 11 percent in just two hours on Monday, climbing above $6,900 for the first time in a month.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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How a Left-for-Dead, $0.22 Crypto Asset Became a Lifeline for Activists

coindesk | 10-15-2018

A tiny cryptocurrency named faircoin is providing an underground economy across the world.

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Not So Safe Haven? Signs Suggest Bitcoin Might Still Be a Risk Asset

coindesk | 10-14-2018

Bitcoin and the equities markets both took a tumble this week, leaving many to wonder if BTC is more safe haven or risk asset.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

coindesk | 10-14-2018

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token boom, the pride that came before the bear-market fall.

Categories: Blockchain|ETH|ICO
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Ethereum's Constantinople Upgrade Stalls on Testnet

coindesk | 10-13-2018

Constantinople, ethereum's next system-wide upgrade, also called a hard fork, did not activate on the Ropsten testnet as planned.

Categories: ETH
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Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin's 'Time Warp Attack' – Here's Why

coindesk | 10-13-2018

A bit of a debate has revved up about bitcoin's "time warp attack" and whether it's an exploit or an unintended advantage.

Categories: BTC|Sponsored
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Blockchain Startup Blockstack Unveils Plan to Decentralize Itself

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Blockstack announced a plan to decentralize the network's corporate structure on Friday.

Categories: Blockchain
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North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

coindesk | 10-12-2018

North Dakota's securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Constantinople Nears: Ethereum's Next Hard Fork Is On Track for 2018

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Highlighted in a developers meeting today, developers say Constantinople is on track for release before the end of the year.

Categories: ETH
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Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There's Pushback, Too)

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line, with two products in the works.

Categories: Blockchain|Business
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Coinbase Confirms Shutdown of Crypto Index Fund Product

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Coinbase is shutting down its index fund just four months after first offering it to institutional investors.

Categories: Market|ICO|Business
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Former Trump Advisor Gary Cohn Joins Blockchain Startup

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Gary Cohn, a former chief economic advisor to the U.S. president and Goldman veteran, has just joined a financial data-focused blockchain startup.

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto 'Mature'

coindesk | 10-12-2018

CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo said the cryptocurrency market will mature as institutional investors enter the space.

Categories: Regulation|Business|BTC|Market
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Gemini Adds Litecoin Trading With New York Watchdog Approval

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Winklevoss-founded crypto exchange Gemini is adding litecoin trading in the coming week, with permission from the NYDFS.

Categories: LTC|Trading|Exchange
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Leading Auction House Christie's to Record Art Sales on a Blockchain

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Christie's auction house is launching a pilot program to record art sales and provenance on a blockchain.

Categories: Blockchain
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3 Bitcoin Price Factors That Suggest Bears Are in Charge

coindesk | 10-12-2018

After Thursday's range breakdown, the prospects of a deeper drop in BTC prices have increased, the price-volume analysis indicates.

Categories: Market|BTC|Trading
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FinCEN Blasts Iran's 'Malign' Use of Crypto to Bypass Economic Sanctions

coindesk | 10-12-2018

U.S. regulator FinCEN is urging domestic exchanges to prevent Iran from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions.

Categories: Regulation
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Fake News Site Used New Zealand Prime Minister to Pump Bitcoin Startup

coindesk | 10-12-2018

A fake news site used images of New Zealand's prime minister in sponsored posts on Facebook to promote a bitcoin firm.

Categories: BTC|Sponsored
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Nevada's Utilities Agency Eyes Blockchain for Energy Credit System

coindesk | 10-12-2018

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, a government agency, is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system.

Categories: Blockchain
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EOS' Grand Governance Experiment Has a New Enemy: China's Great Firewall

coindesk | 10-12-2018

English or Mandarin? Telegram or WeChat? EOS is finding governance isn't just about code.

Categories: Market|Asia|Sponsored
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Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Sells Stake in $350 Million Deal

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Bithumb, the largest crypto exchange in South Korea by trading volume, just confirmed it has sold over 38 percent of its shares for $350 million.

Categories: Exchange|BTC|Asia|Trading
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SpankChain Says Hacker Returned Stolen Crypto Funds

coindesk | 10-12-2018

SpankChain reported Thursday night that a hacker who stole 165 ETH from its payment platform had returned the funds.

Categories: ETH
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Crypto Defender Spars With Famed Critic During US Senate Hearing

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Peter Van Valkenburgh explained the potential benefits from cryptocurrency and blockchain while Nouriel Roubini called it "the mother of all scams."

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain
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Coinbase Adds Its First Ethereum Token to Professional Trading Platform

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Coinbase announced it was listing the 0x Protocol token on its professional trading platform Thursday.

Categories: ICO|Trading|ETH|Market|Blockchain
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Nearly $1 Billion Stolen In Crypto Hacks So Far This Year: Research

coindesk | 10-11-2018

The losses related to crypto hacks continue to rise sharply, with nearly $1 billion stolen in the first nine months of 2018, research suggests.

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Regulators Sue ICO Company That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

coindesk | 10-11-2018

The SEC is suing an ICO organizer and his company, alleging that they claimed the agency had approved its sale.

Categories: Regulation|ICO
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Twitter Promoted a Fake Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scam

coindesk | 10-11-2018

A verified Twitter account masquerading as Elon Musk was used to publish and circulate a promoted tweet for a crypto scam Thursday.

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Wealth List Reveals China's 13 Biggest Crypto Billionaires

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Chinese entrepreneurs behind some of the biggest crypto firms in the world have made the country's billionaires list for the first time.

Categories: Asia|Business
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PBoC Is Seeking Blockchain Talent to Help Build Its Central Bank Crypto

coindesk | 10-11-2018

China's central bank is looking to recruit blockchain tech and legal experts as it continues development of a yuan-based digital currency.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Fiat|Asia|Technology
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4 Reasons Why Bitcoin's Price Could Now Drop to $6K

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Bitcoin's sudden drop to three-week lows has turned the tide in favor of the bears. So is $6,000 the next stop?

Categories: Market|BTC|Trading
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Wallet Provider Blockchain Hires Bank Exec for Global Regulatory Push

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Blockchain.info has hired former Noble Bank chief compliance officer Ben Melnicki as its new global regulatory counsel.

Categories: Fiat|Regulation|Blockchain
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'Doctor Doom' vs Crypto: Here's What to Expect in Congress Today

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Economist Nouriel Roubini and Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh will testify about crypto and blockchain before a U.S. Senate committee today.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain
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US Customs Agency Hopes to Evaluate Blockchain Pilot by December

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they hope to evaluate its blockchain tech trial and produce recommendations by December.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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South Korea to Decide on ICO Permission in November, Official Says

coindesk | 10-11-2018

The South Korean government will decide in November on whether it will allow initial coin offerings again in the country, an official has said.

Categories: ICO|Asia
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Zaif Exchange Reveals Refund Plan for $60 Million Crypto Hack

coindesk | 10-11-2018

After some $60 million worth of cryptocurrencies got hacked on the Zaif exchange, its operator Tech Bureau has now revealed a compensation plan.

Categories: Exchange|Market|Technology
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Bitcoin Drops $400 in 30 Minutes As Price Volatility Returns

coindesk | 10-11-2018

Bitcoin, the world's largest crypto by market capitalization has dropped 4.77 percent, pushing prices well below $6,400 for the first time in weeks.

Categories: BTC|Market|XRP|Trading
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A War-Torn Country in Syria Will Use Crypto to Power an Anarchist State

coindesk | 10-11-2018

A region in Northern Syria named Rojava is looking to implement cryptocurrency to overcome economic sanctions.

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One Big Backer Is Propping Up Media Startup Civil's Struggling ICO

coindesk | 10-10-2018

The token sale for Civil has brought in $1.34 million toward its $8 million minimum goal.

Categories: ICO
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1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which had its website seized after being charged with violating a number of U.S. federal laws, will reopen withdrawals.

Categories: Regulation|BTC
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2017 to Today: Ethereum Predictions Are Aging (But Not Well)

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Enthusiasm for ethereum continues to wane just as bitcoin sentiment begins to shine brighter.

Categories: ETH|BTC|Sponsored
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BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech

coindesk | 10-10-2018

The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge kicks off on October 12, with prizes in the form of tokens donated by Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol.

Categories: Blockchain|ICO|Technology
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Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream's First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Three years in the making, bitcoin's first sidechain "Liquid" is now live, but it's not as decentralized as you might think.

Categories: BTC
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Crypto Assets Don't Pose Threat to Financial Stability Today, Says FSB

coindesk | 10-10-2018

A new report by the Financial Stability Board found that crypto assets pose no threat to financial stability at present, but should be monitored.

Categories: Regulation
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Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Are Soaring to Record Levels This Year

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Despite the bear market in cryptocurrencies, crypto hedge funds are expected to comprise 20% of all hedge fund launches this year, research indicates.

Categories: Market|Trading
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SEC Asks Court to Enforce Subpoena in ICO Inquiry

coindesk | 10-10-2018

The SEC is trying to subpoena an investment trust company as part of a probe into alleged fraud involving claims of a $100 million ICO.

Categories: Regulation|ICO
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A Solution to Crypto's 51% Attack? Fine Miners Before It Happens

coindesk | 10-10-2018

After losing money during a 51 percent attack earlier this year, crypto project Horizen claims to have a solution to crypto's famed vulnerability.

Categories: Mining
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Gemini Taps Wall Street Exec to Attract Institutional Crypto Investors

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has hired an executive from a Nasdaq company as it seeks to attract more institutional clients.

Categories: Exchange|Market|Business
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Bitcoin Price is Stuck Below Key Hurdle For Fourth Week

coindesk | 10-10-2018

Bitcoin's ascent has again been cut short by a key moving average, which has been suppressing bull action since mid-September.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading