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Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?

2018-02-24
As the reality of faster, cheaper bitcoin payments approaches via the Lighting Network, concerns are spreading about the privacy it will offer.

How ICOs Can Protect Buyers from Phishing Attacks

2018-02-25
The excitement surrounding ICOs has left investors vulnerable to phishing attacks, diminishing the reputation of the new investment mechanism.

Report: Mutual Funds Could Save Billions With Blockchain

2018-02-23
Shifting to a distributed, blockchain-based infrastructure could bring huge financial benefits to the asset management industry, research indicates.

SEC Advocacy Director Says Crypto Investors Shouldn't 'Flip A Coin'

2018-02-23
A new SEC blog post advises potential cryptocurrency investors to do their research prior to buying a token.

Menendez Hints At US Action on Venezuela's Controversial Crypto

2018-02-23
A U.S. senator who has previously spoken out against Venezuela's newly launched "petro" cryptocurrency isn't done with the issue.

Why Venezuela Should Worry About a National Crypto

2018-02-23
While a lot is still unclear about Venezuela's state-backed "petro" token, what is apparent is that many feel it's potentially harmful for its people.

Japan's Exchanges Report 669 Cases of Suspected Crypto Money Laundering

2018-02-23
Japan's police agency has said hundreds of cases of suspected money laundering were reported from domestic cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017.

Bank of China Moves to Patent Blockchain Scaling Solution

2018-02-23
Bank of China has filed a patent application for a process it says is better able to scale blockchain systems.

Telecoms Blockchain Group Touts Demo Success, New Members

2018-02-23
Several multinational telecoms firms have joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group to advance blockchain use cases in the industry.

Bitcoin Is Back Over $10K, But Rally Looks Weak

2018-02-23
Bitcoin is witnessing a minor corrective rally today, but longer-term gains may be elusive, according to price chart analysis.

High Stakes: Ethereum's Fight Over Lost Funds Explained

2018-02-23
Ethereum is facing what might be its biggest tech crisis in some time, with developers split over whether software changes should recover lost funds.

Nano Goes Giga in Down Week for Crypto Prices

2018-02-23
The majority of the top 25 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on a weekly basis, but the nano token has bucked the trend.

Austria Planning New Regulations for Cryptocurrency, ICOs

2018-02-23
Austria is drawing up cryptocurrency regulations, using as a model existing rules for the trading of gold and derivatives.

Georgia Becomes Latest State to Consider Bitcoin for Tax Payments

2018-02-23
Two state senators in Georgia have proposed a new bill that would allow citizens to pay their tax obligations in bitcoin.

Ethereum Governance 'Not That Bad' Says Buterin Amid Fund Debate

2018-02-23
During an ethereum core developer meeting Friday, Vitalik Buterin argued the protocol's governance isn't functioning poorly, it's just misunderstood.

Video Game Giant Ubisoft Is Exploring Blockchain Use Cases

2018-02-23
Ubisoft, the company behind Assassin's Creed and Just Dance, is exploring applications of blockchain for video games.

Bank of America Now Considers Crypto a Business Risk

2018-02-23
The bank warns its investors that cryptocurrencies could hamper its ability to comply with anti-money-laundering regulations, among other dangers.

Strip Clubs, Lambos and Hackers: A Tale of Two Bitcoins

2018-02-24
A conference in Miami played host to evidence of a growing schism in the crypto community between passionate developers and fly-by-night traders.

New York Lawmakers Open to Revisiting the BitLicense

2018-02-23
Two New York state senators held a roundtable Friday on the controversial BitLicense regulation, and said legislation to reform it may come soon.

What to Look for in ICO Terms and Conditions

2018-02-25
If investing in an ICO, it is imperative to review the T&Cs, not just the white paper. Here's what to be on the lookout for.