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Having A Gas: This Week In Crypto Pop Culture, December 10-14

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

Roger Ver can’t catch a break, bitcoin is an ancient piece of music, and Honey Nut Cheerios has the perfect crypto winter solution.

Categories: BTC
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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.

Categories: ETH|Technology
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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.

Categories: Blockchain
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Despite Downsizing, Status Maintains Commitment To Building Core Ethereum Infrastructure

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

Status recently laid off 25 percent of its staff and reduced wages for other employees. It says it's committed to delivering on its white paper, improving the app, and building core infrastructure.

Categories: ETH
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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.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology|Fiat
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Many Fisheries Aren’t Sustainable, But Ethereum Might Help

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

A new blockchain project called Fishare aims to improve fisheries management.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain
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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.

Categories: Blockchain|Market|Trading|Technology
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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.

Categories: ICO
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Global Email Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The recent rash of bitcoin bomb threats is a new way of scaring people into coughing up their money. Thus far, it seems to have been unsuccessful.

Categories: BTC
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Daily Byte: Friday, December 14, 2018

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

A stablecoin shuts down, crypto scammers resort to bomb threats, crypto users are horrible with passwords, and "blockchain developer" is top-growing job. Plus, there are more ID-verified crypto users this year.

Categories: Blockchain
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Börse Stuttgart And solarisBank Team Up To Bring Crypto Services To Germany In 2019

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

It’s been a busy year for Germany's crypto and blockchain industry.

Categories: Blockchain
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Could New Zealand’s Blockchain Opportunity Lie In Digital Identities?

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

A new report commissioned by New Zealand's innovation agency suggests the country is fertile ground for blockchain tech.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Razer Wants Gamers To Mine Crypto For Them

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

Good for them, (probably) bad for you.

Categories: Other
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French MPs Want To Invest Over $500 Million In Blockchain

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

A French member of parliament (MP) says 2019 must be the year of blockchain in France, recommending that the equivalent of around $568 million USD in government funding be diverted to the new technology.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Activists Mining Monero For Detained Migrants Bail Fund

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

Bail Bloc allows people to donate their computing power to mine Monero on behalf of detained migrants.

Categories: XMR|Mining
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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.

Categories: Regulation|ICO
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OpenSea Acquires Atomic Bazaar To Expand NFT Trading

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

The P2P cryptocollectible marketplace is growing.

Categories: Trading
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Daily Byte: Thursday, December 13, 2018

ethnews.com | 12-13-2018

Ethereum may be under attack, the Netherlands sets up crypto licensing scheme, and Allianz chief has no time for crypto.

Categories: ETH
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MtGox's Karpelès Could Face 10 Years In Jail For Embezzlement

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

Court proceedings may have stalled his prospects for employment as well as his own development project.

Categories: Other
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KFC Venezuela Hasn’t Joined The Crypto Coop Yet, But Church’s Chicken Just Laid Its Golden Egg

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

After a clarification from KFC Venezuela’s CEO, and an apology from Dash, Church’s Chicken makes a big announcement.

Categories: DASH
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Gemini Launches Mobile App

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

The cryptocurrency exchange goes mobile ... and catches up with its competitors.

Categories: Exchange
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UK Crypto Trading Platform Cubits Goes Under, User Funds Blocked

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

The exchange claims that its payment processor swindled it out of a small fortune.

Categories: Exchange|Trading
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IBM Hopes To Strengthen 'Do Not Call' Registries With Blockchain

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

Wouldn't it be nice if your requests to be left off of telemarketers' lists were immutable, rather than just ignored?

Categories: Blockchain
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Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark As It Investigates Taxes Owed On Bitcoin Gains

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

The Danish tax agency says it has identified 2,700 individuals who owe, but whether the bitcoin gains are taxable is unclear.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Daily Byte: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ethnews.com | 12-12-2018

Spain proposing crypto guidelines, FinTech may be a threat to global markets, and UAE and Saudi Arabia team up with crypto.

Categories: Market
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Ethereum Community Educates The CFTC

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

Yesterday, the CFTC asked for information to help it understand Ethereum. The community has been quick to respond.

Categories: ETH
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Where’s The Beef? Australian Insurer Joins BeefLedger’s Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Trial

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

National Transport Insurance is participating in a blockchain pilot to track Australian beef’s journey abroad.

Categories: Blockchain
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UNICEF’s Innovation Fund Reveals First Round Of Blockchain Technology Investments

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

The six initial companies will begin their 12-month development period in January 2019, and as the projects develop, the Innovation Fund hopes to bring in more investments and establish a larger blockchain community.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Financial Action Task Force Says UK Must Improve AML/CTF Strategies For Crypto

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

While the risk of cryptocurrency being used for money laundering or terrorist financing in the UK may be low, the regulatory body nonetheless asks that the country improve its crypto regulations.

Categories: Other
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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange To Offer Crypto Insurance

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

The policy will insure hot and cold wallets and all forms of professional indemnity.

Categories: Exchange|Blockchain
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Daily Byte: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

Samsung jumps into the blockchain phone game, UNICEF backs blockchain startups, and State Farm looks to embrace blockchain. Plus, Calgary gets its own digital currency.

Categories: Blockchain
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To Alleviate Ethereum State Bloat, Developers Consider Charging Rent

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

The Ethereum development community is facing some hard decisions regarding network usability.

Categories: ETH
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Indian Finance Minister Receives Government Recommendations For Crypto Regulations

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

With the submission of a government report to India’s finance minister, the country may be closer to regulating cryptocurrency.

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Swiss Bank Developing Cryptocurrency-Linked Services

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

Plus, Gazprombank has partnered with Avaloq and METACO to launch safe storage and investment amenities.

Categories: Fiat
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FOMO: Blockchain At Miami Beach’s Art Basel 2018

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

A variety of blockchain events coincided with Miami Beach’s annual art show last week. The intersection of crypto and art, though innovative, may not be as contrarian as it seems.

Categories: Blockchain
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Facebook’s Blockchain Project And The Social Network’s Adoption Of New Technologies

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

What blockchain technology might look like on the world’s most popular social network, and who might want it.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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South Korea Wants To Develop A Blockchain-Powered Virtual Power Plant

ethnews.com | 12-10-2018

The virtual power plant will be a network of interconnected power sources controlled by a central IT system.

Categories: Asia
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Mining Company Sues Group Behind Bitcoin ABC

ethnews.com | 12-07-2018

United American Corp. maintains Roger Ver, Jesse Powell, Jihan Wu, and Bitcoin ABC all colluded to manipulate the Bitcoin Cash market. Voodoo may also be to blame.

Categories: BTC|Mining|Market
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To Mitigate Harm Amid Crypto Winter, We Need To Talk About Price

ethnews.com | 12-07-2018

Discussing the price of Ether is somewhat taboo, but in light of its recent drastic drop, it’s time we changed that.

Categories: Trading
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Lost Your Crypto Job? The Ethereum Community Is Here

ethnews.com | 12-07-2018

In times of need, the community comes together.

Categories: ETH
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Bipartisan Bills Seek To Prevent Crypto Price Manipulation And Boost Tech Adoption

ethnews.com | 12-07-2018

As US regulators work to legislate the crypto industry, two US representatives want to task the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with recommending new practices to Congress.

Categories: Trading|Technology
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SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decision Until Next Year

ethnews.com | 12-07-2018

The commission wants crypto to be free from the threat of price manipulation before it approves a bitcoin exchange traded-fund.

Categories: BTC|Exchange|Regulation|Trading
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Daily Byte: Friday, December 7, 2018

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

Atlanta declines ransom request, Congress takes on crypto … again, Mastercard exploring transaction anonymity, and Facebook toothless against ad scams.

Categories: Other
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0x Instant: Buy Tokens Across Apps, Websites

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

The new tool allows developers to integrate token purchasing into their product experiences.

Categories: ICO|Technology
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ConsenSys Sacrifices 13 Percent Of Its Employees In New Business Strategy

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

Amid Crypto Winter, many projects are cutting back. ConsenSys has historically bragged about its almost infinite funding, but apparently even it isn’t immune.

Categories: Business
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Kyber Introduces Proof-Of-Payment Standard

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

The network aims to “foster collaboration to improve payment flows within the ecosystem” with its ERC1257 implementation.

Categories: Other
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Coinbase Wants To Trademark Crypto Jargon

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

The exchange is seeking ownership of the term BUIDL, though its CTO claims it's a "defensive filing."

Categories: Exchange
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Australia Passes Law Allowing Government Access To Encrypted Messages

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

The new law, which critics say was rushed through Parliament, gives the government broad powers to request user data from tech companies.

Categories: Regulation|Technology
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The Exodus 1 And The FINNEY: A “Quiet Revolution” Or Just Quiet?

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

HTC and Sirin Labs look to increase mainstream adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency through smartphones.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Thunderstruck: Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Experiences ‘Explosive’ Growth

ethnews.com | 12-06-2018

The Bitcoin scaling solution has gotten bigger.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain