Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place'

Josh Brown, the money manager and bitcoin bear-turned-bull, had some harsh words for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a new blog post: in his words, the funding model is "where...
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EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget. Public documents published yesterday reveal a proposal to use blockchain as...
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Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing

The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" upgrade is being postponed by just over a week. The hard fork for Byzantium – the first leg in ethereum's Metropolis update –...
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Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail

Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money – even he's not sure it'll last in the long term. In an interview published yesterday , the...
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CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based man and his company for allegedly running a bitcoin-based Ponzi scheme. Nicholas Gelfman and his...
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Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower



The litecoin-U.S. dollar (LTC/USD) exchange rate is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high just below $100. While the sell-off is in line with...
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Mastercard Hints at Plans for Blockchain Settlement System

Mastercard may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a  new application  from the financial giant this week that outlines...
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Uruguay's Central Bank Announces New Digital Currency Pilot

Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements. The Banco Central del Uruguay (BDC) announced Wednesday that a...
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Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on 'Worthless' Cryptocurrency

Jamie Dimon is at it again. Expanding on his recent criticism of bitcoin, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase bank is again out in the media warning "it will end badly"...
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Radical Academy: Amir Taaki's New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria

Lugging an AK-47, fighting ISIS  in Syria – Amir Taaki has seen some shit. But, through it all, the hacker – best known for writing crypto code in abandoned London flats...
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Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading

One of Australia's largest utility providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger to test a new energy trading platform. Origin Energy works in a number of energy fields, including...
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Bitcoin Developers Reveal Roadmap for 'Dandelion' Privacy Project

The developers behind a bitcoin privacy solution called Dandelion have unveiled a new roadmap that addresses previously discovered code issues. Originally launched in January, Dandelion modifies the bitcoin network's payment protocol...
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Raiden ICO: Ethereum Scaling Solution to Launch Publicly Traded Token

One of ethereum's most highly anticipated scaling projects is preparing to launch a token sale. To be held this October, the  initial coin offering (ICO) for Raiden Network will seek...
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Former CFTC Commissioner: Regulation Would Solve Bitcoin Volatility

A former US markets regulator says he is concerned by the volatile prices seen in cryptocurrency markets – and that he believes regulation can solve the issue. Writing for CNBC...
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Nebraska Lawyers Accept Bitcoin Following Ethics Board Approval

The lawyer who asked a Nebraska state legal ethics board about accepting bitcoin as payment says his practice will soon begin taking the cryptocurrency. As CoinDesk previously reported, the Nebraska...
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Zcash Audit Finds No Serious Issues in Launch Ceremony Security

In preparation for the launch of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency, zcash, the project's developers performed an elaborate ceremony. No small feat, the proceedings would determine not only the viability and security...
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Gold Investor John Hathaway: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Garbage'

A notable asset manager who focuses primarily on gold had a harsh word for the cryptocurrency market craze this week: "garbage." Speaking with Kitco.com , a precious metals news and...
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Y Combinator President Calls ICOs A 'Bubble' – But His Firm Might Use Blockchain

Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator, is looking at blockchain as a possible way to boost access for investors. Sam Altman, who serves as president of the accelerator, highlighted...
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Germany's Central Bank: Consumers Won't Use Blockchain for Payments

Germany's central bank has published a new research paper centered on distributed ledger tech (DLT), exploring its use for payments, securities settlement and more. Researchers from the Deutsche Bundesbank wrote...
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Weak Demand? Bitcoin's Price Rebound May Be Starting to Fade


The rebound in the bitcoin-U.S. dollar ( BTC/USD ) exchange rate appears to be stalling out. After rising from a recent low of $2,980 earlier this week, bitcoin is again...
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