Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance 'Limitations'

The Russian government has taken a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies, president Vladimir Putin said during an annual "hotline"  on Thursday. Asked if Russia will have its own cryptocurrency one day,...
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NYDFS Chief Defends State Regulator's Crypto Approach

New York Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo defended her office's approach to regulating cryptocurrencies on Thursday. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relation's "Legal Tender? The Regulation of...
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Potcoin Might Sponsor Dennis Rodman's Trip to Trump-Kim Summit

UPDATE (8 June 6:15 UTC): Dennis Rodman confirmed on Twitter that he would be attending the summit in Singapore, pledging support to both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Retired basketball...
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'Just Beware' Is All Jamie Dimon Will Say About Bitcoin

"Just beware." That's Jamie Dimon, CEO of Wall Street investment bank J.P Morgan Chase, who spoke Thursday to CNBC during a segment alongside billionaire investor Warren Buffett. During the joint...
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Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Multinational enterprise software giant SAP has launched a cloud platform that is dedicated to helping corporates develop blockchain-based applications. Announced during an SAP event on Wednesday, the cloud-based solution aims...
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Thailand Trials Central Bank Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement

Bank of Thailand (BoT), the country's central banking authority, is eyeing the adoption of blockchain technology in its interbank clearance and settlement system. In a speech  made at an event...
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Korean Police Allege Coinone's Crypto Margin Trading Is Illegal Gambling

A South Korean police department has said it will recommend bringing charges against cryptocurrency exchange Coinone over its provision of margin trading, according to a report. Yonhap  reported Wednesday that the...
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Where's EOS? Rival Groups Now Competing to Launch Official Blockchain

The ongoing blockchain launch for the hotly anticipated token project EOS is becoming a bit more complicated. No, this isn't the product of a hard fork , whereby users weren't...
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Coinbase Says It's 'On Track' to Become a Regulated Securities Firm

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday that it was making strides toward its goal of operating a federally regulated broker-dealer. Chief operating officer and president Asiff Hirji wrote in a company...
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The UK Government's Official Archive Is Testing Blockchain

The National Archives (TNA), the official record-keeper of the UK government, is investigating the use of blockchain for records sharing. The research project, dubbed Archangel , is being led by...
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Northern Trust Wins Patent for Storing Meeting Minutes on a Blockchain

Financial services firm Northern Trust won a patent Wednesday for a method for backing up records of meetings using blockchain tech. The method utilizes a series of smart contracts to...
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Secret ASICs for the People: Obelisk Reveals Plan to Fight Big Miners

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The age-old idiom may be particularly relevant for David Vorick, the co-founder of the Sia blockchain , whose new project aims to fight...
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SEC's Clayton: 'Come See Us' If You Want to Do an ICO

The SEC won't budge when it comes to how it regulates token sales, the agency's chairman remarked on Wednesday. Speaking to CNBC , Jay Clayton stated that sales of security-like...
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Cryptocurrencies 'Are Not Going Away' Says CFTC Official

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, according to an official from the chief US commodities regulator. Rostin Benham, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), spoke during the...
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CFTC Denies FOIA Request for Bitfinex and Tether Subpoenas

The top U.S. futures regulator has denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for subpoenas reportedly issued to crypto exchange Bitfinex and the closely-linked 'stablecoin' operator Tether, according to records obtained...
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VanEck, SolidX Join Forces in New Bid to Launch Bitcoin ETF

Investment firm VanEck has partnered with financial services company SolidX in their latest attempt to launch the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The companies announced Wednesday that they would list a...
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Binance Coin Hits Record High Against Bitcoin


Binance coin (BNB), the token launched by the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has hit an all-time high against bitcoin. BNB achieved the new milestone of 0.002287 BTC at 10:45...
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Ethereum Software Parity to Update After Critical Bug Detected

A critical consensus bug has been uncovered in a testing environment used by one of the two principal softwares crucial to the operation of the world's second-largest blockchain. Revealed last...
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Crypto Startup Circle to Seek Banking License in US

Cryptocurrency startup Circle is seeking to register as a federally licensed bank in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. In a report published Wednesday, Bloomberg said that alongside the banking license,...
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Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch

Ripple's former CTO Stefan Thomas is going up against Ethereum with the launch of a new smart contracts platform. Well, "new" isn't quite right – the platform Thomas released implementations...
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