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Code Name Babylon: Cobalt Is Spinning Off a New Blockchain Subsidiary

Distributed ledger startup Cobalt is seeking to spin off part of its technology in a bid to win ground in a wider variety of enterprise use cases.Powered by WPeMatico

American Express Opens First Blockchain Corridor With Ripple Tech

American Express just had its “Charles Lindbergh moment,” using Ripple’s blockchain to connect Santander clients in Europe and the U.S.Powered by WPeMatico

New Highs in Sight? Bitcoin Moves Back Above $7,500

Bitcoin is showing no signs of stopping its recent upwards surge. As prices climb once again, are new highs on the horizon?Powered by WPeMatico

Kik Might Just Move Its ICO Tokens to a New Blockchain

A high-profile ICO project is re-evaluating whether it will stick with the ethereum network or shift to a more scalable and lower-cost solution.Powered by WPeMatico

Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking

Moldova is considering teaming with a U.N. blockchain identity project to help combat child trafficking in the country, according to a report.Powered by WPeMatico

Morgan Stanley CEO: Bitcoin Is ‘By Definition Speculative’

Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman has added to recent criticism of bitcoin in new comments.Powered by WPeMatico

Lightning Only? Scaling Bitcoin Might Require A Whole ‘Nother Layer

A new paper outlines an additional layer to the Lightning Network that would make payment channels even more scalable.Powered by WPeMatico

‘Big Four’ Firm KPMG Joins Blockchain Advocacy Group

‘Big four’ consulting firm KPMG has announced it is joining the industry trade group, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.Powered by WPeMatico

India’s Supreme Court Prods Government on Bitcoin Regulation

The court asked India’s central bank and several government agencies to respond to a petition that expressed concern about tax dodges and ransomware.Powered by WPeMatico

Tezos Founders Hit With Second Class Action Suit

A second class action lawsuit has been filed against the founders of blockchain startup Tezos, alleging violation of U.S. securities law.Powered by WPeMatico

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group’s plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month.Powered by WPeMatico

Fujitsu Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading With Cross-Blockchain Payments Tech

Japanese IT firm has unveiled a new payments technology designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains.Powered by WPeMatico

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month

An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.Powered by WPeMatico

Wealth Manager Canaccord: ICOs Could Become Commonplace

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) could one day come to be seen as similar to inital public offerings (IPOs), according to a new report.Powered by WPeMatico

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze

Parity has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether.Powered by WPeMatico

Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore

Insurance giant Prudential has partnered with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a new blockchain-based digital trade platform for enterprises.Powered by WPeMatico

You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork

The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.Powered by WPeMatico

Singaporeans Turn to Bitcoin Mining, Phenomenal Increase in Mining Rig Sales

Increasing number of Singaporeans turn to mining for passive income which led to a high demand for mining hardware in Singapore. Many Singaporeans have recently caught up with the Bitcoin craze, they turn to Bitcoin mining for ‘passive income,’ causing...

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Guidelines on ICOs

Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued new guidelines that outline how ICOs would be treated under the country’s securities laws. Despite the assurances that Singapore will not regulate cryptocurrencies, its Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued new guidelines that outline...

UK Financial Authority Warns Investors Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives

British regulator, the FCA, has issued a warning to investors against venturing into cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences. British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has issued a warning to investors against venturing into cryptocurrency contracts for differences (CFDs). The agency claimed that digital...