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A number of blockchain funds, exchanges and startups plan to lobby Washington, D.C. lawmakers with the new Blockchain Association. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that this new organization would focus on both education and legal changes as part of an effort to normalize relations between crypto startups and lawmakers. Coinbase, Circle, Digital Currency Group, Polychain
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Tuesday that it has charged and reached agreements with two companies and their owners that operate in the cryptocurrency space. The securities regulator alleged that Crypto Asset Management LP (CAM) and its principal, Timothy Enneking, had marketed itself under false pretenses, alleging that Enneking raised more than
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Advertisement Bitcoin price on Tuesday depreciated against the US Dollar by almost 3.5 percent as the selling sentiment throughout the crypto-market continued to intensify. The BTC/USD opened today at 6389-fiat after rising from the low near 6218-fiat from the previous day. The pair couldn’t continue the upside correction right from the beginning of the today’s Asian
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Advertisement Bitcoin has found stability in the low range of $6,300 to $6,400, demonstrating decent volume at around $3.8 billion and pushing its dominance index to 56.1 percent. Well performing tokens including WanChain, VeChain, Decentraland, and Waltonchain have recorded large losses against the US dollar in the range of 5 to 10 percent, mostly likely
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Advertisement In July, Sweden’s XBT Provider introduced a Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN) to the US market. This week, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended the ETN for 10 days. On September 10, the SEC released an official statement regarding its decision to suspend the Bitcoin Tracker One ETN for ten days, until Sep.t
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A new report from a Washington, D.C. think tank presented last week argued that cryptocurrencies aren’t well-suited for terrorist financing – while also highlighting the limited success terrorist groups have had attempting to raise funds with the technology. The paper was produced by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and
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Former Ripple general counsel Brynly Llyr is taking on the same role for crypto payments startup Celo. Llyr, who left Ripple last Friday, will take charge of “all aspects of legal strategy at Celo,” the company announced Monday. These include policy, regulation, partnerships and intellectual property. Llyr will also play a role in Celo’s efforts to
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Advertisement The bitcoin price on Monday appreciated versus the US Dollar, boosted by passable buying sentiment near $6,121, July 13 low. The BTC/USD today rose as much as 3.67 percent since establishing its intraday low at 6149-fiat. The pair started the trading session attempting a weak rebound from yesterday’s 100-dollar fall. The Asian morning saw
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Advertisement According to Jonathan Cheesman, a partner at investment firm Distributed Global, Bitcoin has fallen due to five major reasons: macro trend, speculative dominance, regulatory uncertainty, short selling, and scams. But, as the market and cryptocurrencies as an asset class continue to see improvements in infrastructure and regulation, Cheesman explained that a growing number of
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New to crypto trading? Read CoinDesk’s full set of guides. If simple moving averages are your game as a crypto-trader, it’s time to take it to the next level for this week’s Crypto 101 guide.  Last time, we discussed simple moving averages (SMAs), and in this segment, we will look at a strategy utilized by
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Mark Radcliffe and Victoria Lee are partners at the law firm of DLA Piper.  Software licensed under open source licenses (OSS) is fundamental to the success of blockchain projects. Such licenses permit collaborative, decentralized development, encourage swift adoption by users and enable the community to “fork” the project to resolve strategic disputes. In fact, OSS
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French energy company Engie and business consulting group Maltem are launching a new blockchain development spinoff for commercial clients, the companies announced Friday. Dubbed Blockchain Studio, the new venture will target clients in Asia and Southern Europe, Engie said in a press release. Its first product is a software suite that “accelerates and industrializes the
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The number of short orders placed on ether (ETH) reached a new all-time high during Friday’s trading session, according to data from the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. At approximately 10:00 UTC Friday, the number of shorts placed on ETH/USD, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, surpassed the prior mark of 202,854 to ultimately reach
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The EOS blockchain project is hoping to boost the onboarding of new users by reducing the cost of opening accounts. EOS New York, one of the network’s 21 block producers (the entities elected to verify transactions on the network), announced Thursday that 15 block producers had approved a new protocol update which reduces cost of
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Mobile investment app Robinhood that launched a zero-commission cryptocurrency trading service early this year is now searching for a chief financial officer as the startup prepares for an initial public offering (IPO). Speaking at a TechCrunch event on Thursday, Robinhood’s CEO Baiju Bhatt revealed that the firm is “actively looking for a CFO right now” as
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Crypto exchange Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have won a patent for a cold storage method involving air-gapped computers, geographically remote vaults, plastic cards and, possibly, papyrus. Filed under the brothers’ firm Winklevoss IP, LLC, the document – published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – outlines a plan to develop a network of
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U.S. stock brokerage EF Hutton is hoping to educate investors interested in, but “confused” by, cryptocurrencies. The company announced Wednesday that it is to publish research reports that will delve into into cryptocurrencies, specifically focusing on bitcoin, ethereum, XRP, EOS, litecoin, bitcoin cash and cardano. The reports will include a daily crypto market update, 1–5
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