Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A 'Reserve Form Of Money'

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, believes that critics of bitcoin are "underestimating" the cryptocurrency. In remarks made on the third day of the Financial Investment Initiative summit in...
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French Regulator Launches 'UNICORN' ICO Support Project

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France's financial regulator, has launched a new initiative focused on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as it looks to formalize a regulatory framework for the blockchain...
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European Energy Firms Trial Blockchain Trading Marketplace

Two European energy providers tested a new blockchain-based trading platform earlier this month. Italian gas and electricity firm Enel and Germany-based E.On conducted the trial using technology developed by IT...
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Tokenized Tor? A16z, DFJ and More Back Private Internet Project Orchid

Some of the most notable names in venture capital are backing the idea cryptocurrencies could one day power a truly private internet. Announced today, Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Compound VC,...
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Highs on the Radar? Bitcoin Retakes $5,800 as Prices Edge Up



Bitcoin is trading on a firmer note today. At press time, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar ( BTC/USD ) exchange rate is $5,840 across global exchanges. As per CoinMarketCap , the cryptocurrency...
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Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Streaming Token Pre-Sale

A blockchain project aimed at bootstrapping a more equitable video streaming economy has raised $5 million in the pre-sale of a new token. Announced today, Stream's fundraising was led by...
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Templum Raises $2.7 Million in Bid to Launch Regulated Token Trading System

New York-based blockchain startup Templum has raised $2.7 million in a new seed funding round. The round was led by Raptor Group, Galaxy Investment Partners, Blockchain Capital and firstminute.capital, the startup said...
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UK Asset Manager Adds Support for Ethereum Exchange-Traded Product

UK-based asset manager Hargreaves Lansdown is moving to offer its customers access to two ethereum-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs). According to a report by CityWire ,  the asset manager is opening its...
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Blockchain Journalism Platform Civil Receives $5 Million in Funding

Decentralized journalism marketplace Civil has announced $5 million in funding from blockchain development firm ConsenSys. The in-development  blockchain -based news platform said in a  blog post that it plans to...
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Singapore Central Bank Chief: No Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

The chief of Singapore's central bank has indicated it will not regulate cryptocurrencies, but plans to stay watchful on the risks posed by the technology. In an interview  with Bloomberg,...
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Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer

The early history of ethereum was up for discussion at an event debuting a new Quartz and Retro Report video series highlighting the potential of blockchain this week. There, Quartz...
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CDC to Trial Blockchain With IBM in Bid to Manage Medical Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has signed an agreement with IBM Watson Health to research the use of blockchain for storing and exchanging medical data. According to...
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DEA Report: Bitcoin Used for Trade-Based Money Laundering

A new report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that bitcoin is being used to facilitate trade-based money laundering (TBML) schemes. Published by the Department of Justice, the...
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Tezos Founders on ICO Controversy: 'This Will Blow Over'

They didn't take questions from the audience, nor did they say much, but many people in the crowd were amazed that Kathleen and Arthur Breitman took the stage at all....
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Overstock's TØ is Launching an Initial Coin Offering Next Month

Overstock.com subsidiary tØ has formally announced an initial coin offering (ICO), set to begin next month. Debuted at the Money2020 conference in Las Vegas, the ICO will be facilitated via...
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UAE Central Bank Governor: Bitcoin 'Easily Used' for Money Laundering

The head of the central bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is striking a critical tone toward bitcoin. Emirates News Agency reports that governor Mubarak Rashed Al Mansouri recently...
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Malta Proposes Rules for Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

The government of Malta is seeking public feedback on proposed rules for investment funds that focus on cryptocurrencies. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published a proposed rulebook ,...
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BitGo to Use Civic ID Service for Royal Mint's Digital Gold Trial

Blockchain identity startup Civic is to provide know-your-customer (KYC) services for BitGo-hosted wallets used to store Royal Mint Gold  (RMG), a proposed gold-backed cryptocurrency. The arrangement, announced today at the...
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Lawsky: ICO Fever Could Bring Cryptocurrency Backlash

The rise in popularity of the initial coin offering (ICO) funding mechanism, and potential for associated fraud, could lead regulators to come down hard on cryptocurrencies broadly. That's according to...
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Vladimir Putin Mandates New Rules for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mandated new regulations around cryptocurrencies, including registration requirements for miners and the application of securities laws to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Kremlin published five...
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