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Ethereum Foundation Makes A Splash With Wave 4 Grants

ethnews.com | 10-16-2018

Various individuals and organizations within the Ethereum community have received funds for their projects, with a large slice of the pie going to the mobile Dapp browsing provider Status.

Categories: ETH|Technology
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Daily Byte: 10.16.2018

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

Mumbai crypto scam case hits a wall, Coinbase preps for Brexit, Barclays puts crypto trading desk "on ice," and the Ethereum Foundation awards new development grants.

Categories: ETH|Trading|Technology
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Major Art House Christie's To Pilot Blockchain Registration In Upcoming Auction

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

This fall, the leading art business is playing with blockchain technology.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology|Business
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Could Blockchain Upend A Century-Old Global Energy System?

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

The World Energy Council has produced its blockchain-focused World Energy Insights Brief 2018. After consulting with 39 global energy leaders and stakeholders, the report finds that blockchain is in its infancy, but it could have an immediate impact and holds the potential to “upend” the global energy system.

Categories: Blockchain
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Vitalik Buterin and Nouriel Roubini Discuss Blockchain Trilemma, Moderated Debate To Come?

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

The Ethereum co-founder and the economics professor disagree about crypto.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain
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Sit Down, Skeptics. Ropsten Testnet Consensus Issue Solved.

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

No need to panic, folks. Turns out core devs are pretty good at their jobs. Here’s your chill pill. On the other hand, a tweet by President Donald Trump was included in the block that broke Ropsten. Coincidence?

Categories: Regulation|Technology
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Are Investors Losing Faith In Tether’s Stablecoin?

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

There is no shortage of rumors surrounding the reasons for Tether’s sudden decline in price.

Categories: Trading|Business
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Sony Announces Blockchain Platform For Rights Management System

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

Sony is building on its existing blockchain platform. Its new system will allow for easier verification of copyright-related information, particularly for written works.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Daily Byte: 10.15.2018

ethnews.com | 10-12-2018

Roadblocks for Constantinople testing, regulatory insecurity in Britain, and who needs Twitter love when you've got DocuSign?

Categories: Technology
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Parity Signer v2.0 Turns Old Phones Into Hardware Wallets

ethnews.com | 10-12-2018

The project is still in beta, so don't transfer all your crypto just yet. But maybe start digging out that old iPhone with the cracked screen.

Categories: Other
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FinCEN Releases Advisory On Iran

ethnews.com | 10-12-2018

A US Treasury division has released an advisory to financial institutions on avoiding (again illicit) financial interactions with Iran.

Categories: Regulation
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Kyber Network's Newest Moves, Explained

ethnews.com | 10-12-2018

You've probably heard of Kyber. Here's what it's up to.

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Bithumb Purchased By Investment Group

ethnews.com | 10-12-2018

After a turbulent year for Bithumb, a Singapore-based consortium has purchased the Korean exchange.

Categories: Exchange
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Interoperability: The Next Frontier Of Blockchain Development

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

ETHNews looks at one of the cryptospace’s buzzwords and what it could mean for the future of the blockchain ecosystem.

Categories: Blockchain
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G20 Advisory Board Claims Crypto Is A Developing Threat

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

Earlier this month, an IMF report fretted about cryptocurrency's risk to economic systems. Another international body is worried, too.

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Blockchain Startup Coinfirm Aims To Fight Crypto Fraud In Nigeria

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

Coinfirm, a RegTech and blockchain startup, working with KAD ICT Hub, is launching an anti-fraud platform in an African country where digital scams occur all too frequently.

Categories: Blockchain
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SEC Investigating Allegedly Fraudulent ICO By Blockvest

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

For starters, the agency didn't like the company using its logo without permission.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Senate Committee Hears Two Very Different Takes On Blockchain

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

The banking committee today heard blockchain offers “otherwise unattainable benefits.” It also heard it is just a “glorified spreadsheet” that will never produce anything of value.

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation|Technology
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New Blockchain Company Makes Splash Alongside Tesla In Nevada

ethnews.com | 10-11-2018

Nevada made its name on gambling, but for the past eight years the state’s governor has been betting big on tech. His enthusiasm brought Tesla and Google to the state. Now a new company is at the table.

Categories: Technology|Blockchain
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Report: ICOs Kept Regulators Busy This Year

ethnews.com | 10-10-2018

The North American Securities Administrators Association has released its annual report, which shows most enforcement actions are being taken against unregistered entities.

Categories: ICO
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Hacked Japanese Exchange Zaif To Transfer Responsibilities To Fisco

ethnews.com | 10-10-2018

Maybe the best way to protect investors is to give that responsibility to someone else.

Categories: Exchange|Business
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Rain Seeks To Become Persian Gulf's First Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange

ethnews.com | 10-10-2018

'Sandboxed' crypto exchange Rain attempts to be the region's first exchange with central bank approval. Distrust and cultural challenges, however, mean it has a steep hill to climb.

Categories: Exchange|Fiat
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Corporate Records Can Go On Blockchain In California

ethnews.com | 10-10-2018

The governor has signed into law a bill that makes it legal to put certain corporate records on a blockchain.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain
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SEC Investigates Possible Pump And Dump Scheme

ethnews.com | 10-10-2018

Saint James Holding and Investment Company Trust and Cherubim Interests Inc. may not be as trustworthy as their names suggest.

Categories: Regulation
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Asking The Right Questions: On-Chain Governance At San Francisco Blockchain Week

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

In a panel discussion at San Francisco Blockchain Week, leaders from 0x, Tezos, MakerDAO, and Polkadot shared their approaches to managing and eliminating plutocracy.

Categories: Blockchain
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IMF Warns That Cryptocurrencies May Create Vulnerabilities In International Financial System

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

The International Monetary Fund has issued its World Economic Outlook for October 2018. Within the report, the IMF makes a notable but limited warning regarding cryptocurrencies.

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Nearly $1m Granted To UK Telecoms Regulator for Blockchain-Based Phone Number Management

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

Ofcom thinks blockchain technology will succeed where standard databases have failed.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Blockchain And Social Justice: An Unlikely Pair

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

After attending this week's Blockchain for Social Justice Workshop in San Francisco, ETHNews looks at the ways in which the two camps overlap.

Categories: Blockchain
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Binance Drops Handful Of Coins

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

The exchange says the four tokens no longer meet Binance’s “quality standard.”

Categories: Exchange|ICO
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Australia Testing Blockchain Technology For Disability Insurance Payments

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

“Smart Money” could ease confusion over who gets paid and when.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Petition Would Make XRP Official Currency Of 2020 Olympics

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

One man’s petition to make XRP the official cryptocurrency of the next Olympic games has nearly 12,000 signatures … and zero chance of having an effect.

Categories: XRP
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Thai Officials Testing Blockchain For Copyrights And Agriculture Exports

ethnews.com | 10-09-2018

The “feasibility studies” have been initiated by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce.

Categories: Blockchain|Business
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Justin Sun Says Upgraded TRON Will Be Faster Than Ethereum, Cheaper Than EOS

ethnews.com | 10-08-2018

But neither Ethereum nor EOS are stationary targets for the upstart network.

Categories: ETH|Technology
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Bitfinex Responds To Insolvency Rumors

ethnews.com | 10-08-2018

After dissolving its relationship with Noble Bank, rumors swirled about Bitfinex’s imminent implosion. The exchange has now responded to the rumors.

Categories: Exchange|Fiat
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IBM Food Trust Blockchain Goes Live With Carrefour As Member

ethnews.com | 10-08-2018

The blockchain platform is getting bigger with the addition of a European superstore.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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The Petro Is Now The Only Payment Accepted For Venezuelan Passports

ethnews.com | 10-08-2018

Venezuelans wanting to leave the country will soon have to buy passports with a cryptocurrency that may not exist.

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Dubai Lays Groundwork For State Digital Currency Rollout

ethnews.com | 10-08-2018

Is Dubai setting the stage for mass adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology?

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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PwC Partners With Cred To Define Digital Asset Standards

ethnews.com | 10-05-2018

The multinational professional services network (and Big Four accounting firm) is working with the decentralized lending ecosystem.

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Why A Bill To Define Blockchain Could Be ‘Dangerous’

ethnews.com | 10-05-2018

After a bill aimed at establishing a definition for blockchain technology was introduced in Congress, a few in the crypto community raised concerns. Drew Hinkes, lawyer and co-founder of startup investment bank Athena Blockchain, was one of them.

Categories: Blockchain|ICO|Technology|Fiat
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SpankChain Experiments with BOOTY

ethnews.com | 10-05-2018

Don’t worry. If you made it through the title, then the rest of this article is safe for work. The token, however, isn’t.

Categories: ICO
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Dapp Creates And Stores Art On The Ethereum Blockchain

ethnews.com | 10-05-2018

Artists upload visual elements to the Cryptographics Dapp, where users can turn them into original works.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain
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New Malware Targets Fortnite Cheaters' Bitcoin Wallets

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

Want that cheat item? It's going to cost you.

Categories: BTC
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Overstock Subsidiary Invests In Blockchain-Based Wine Platform

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

Medici Ventures allies itself with VinX.

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How Ethereum Mining Pools Validate Empty Blocks For Profit, Explained

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

Reports this week show that two mining pools, Etherdig and F2Pool, are publishing significant numbers of empty blocks and making a lot of money. While they’re not technically breaking any rules, their actions do present a security risk. Here's how they might be doing it.

Categories: Mining|ETH|Business
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US Indictment Alleges Russian Hackers Paid With Crypto

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

An indictment of Russian hackers asserts cryptocurrencies were again used to fund illicit activities.

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Israel Securities Authority To Use Blockchain To Secure Internal Messaging System

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

This time, the securities regulator isn't throwing up roadblocks to crypto's adoption. Instead, it's embracing the underlying technology.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Constantinople Coming To Ropsten A Little Later Than Originally Planned

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

Due to a recently discovered vulnerability in the code of one EIP to be included in Constantinople, the testnet hard fork has been delayed by approximately five days. It should now arrive on (or near to) October 14.

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Major European Airline Wants Blockchain To Cut Out Middlemen

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

Air France-KLM is exploring blockchain technology with Winding Tree.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Prysmatic Labs Releases Shasper Client Demo, Prysm v0.0.0

ethnews.com | 10-04-2018

It’s not a complete shasper implementation, but it’s a significant move and an opportunity for community feedback.

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