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  • Cointelegraph.com News - 15 December 2018, 3:30 am

    Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13.AT&T’s patent application…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 15 December 2018, 2:45 am

    Ethereum-based mobile app Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff following the crypto market crash. Ethereum (ETH)-based chat platform Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff due to the recent cryptocurrency market decline, according to a post published Dec. 11.Founded in 2017 in Switzerland, Status is an open source Ethereum-based mobile…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 15 December 2018, 2:30 am

    Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee continues to be confident in BTC, insisting that its current price is wrong and should actually be closer to the $15,000 mark. Along with a number of other bulls, Lee has made several overly hopeful predictions this year.  Also read: Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down Fair Value…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 15 December 2018, 2:05 am

    Blockchain Labs has graduated its first blockchain projects from its Incubation Program. Binance Labs, the venture wing of the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has released its first “batch” of blockchain projects from its Incubation Program, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 14.Binance Labs is an initiative that seeks to help early-stage…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 15 December 2018, 1:11 am

    The CEO of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for alleged fraudulent activity. The CEO of Romania’s largest crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested on a warrant from the United States for fraud, organized crime, and money laundering, local news outlet Mediafax reported Dec. 13. Coinflux has subsequently stopped all digital currency exchanges.Founded in…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 15 December 2018, 12:30 am

    The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 and a 12-night stay on the craft will set you back $9.5 million. The space hotel says it has sold out its first six months of…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 15 December 2018, 12:24 am

    U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase enhances its services, introducing cash balance withdrawals to PayPal. Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has introduced free of charge cash withdrawals to online payment system PayPal, according to an announcement published Dec. 14.From now on, Coinbase’s United States-based customers are able to withdraw their cash balances to Paypal. The service for…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 14 December 2018, 11:34 pm

    French stock market regulator AMF blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings. The French stock market watchdog, the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF), has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings, according to an official statement published Friday, Dec. 14.The AMF announcement notes nine companies that are allegedly operating without necessary regulatory approval, including…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 14 December 2018, 10:48 pm

    Circle co-founder Jeremy Allaire believes that crypto valuations will increase, and BTC will be worth “a great deal more” than it is now. Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of crypto finance company Circle, told CNBC in an interview Friday, Dec. 14, that Bitcoin (BTC) will be worth “a great deal more” than it is now.When asked about the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 10:30 pm

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country’s crypto industry. The move aims to establish Bahrain as a regional leader in the fintech sector and restore its role as a major banking hub in the Persian Gulf.   Also read: New Bitcoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 14 December 2018, 9:36 pm

    The Swiss Bundesrat has called for specific adjustments of existing financial laws in relation to the blockchain industry. The Swiss Federal Council (Bundesrat) has said that existing financial law in the country suits the blockchain industry, but needs specific adjustments. The government suggested several amendments in an official statement by the Federal Department of Finance…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 14 December 2018, 8:58 pm

    The European Parliament has called for an increase in the adoption of blockchain technology in trade in a new resolution. The European Parliament has called for measures to increase the adoption of blockchain technology in trade and administration with a provisional resolution published on Dec. 13.The resolution, dubbed “Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy,” generally considers…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 8:55 pm

    Speaking as part of a testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton expressed optimism that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector will “facilitate capital formation.” Clayton also discussed the enforcement actions taken by the SEC in regulating initial…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 14 December 2018, 8:05 pm

    While total market cap threatens to break below $100 billion, new research shows that the amount of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018. Does this signal a recovery in the future? The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 6:00 pm

    Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters reportedly stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February. The company claimed “it fell victim” to an elaborate scam orchestrated in collusion with three of its clients.  Also read: Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 4:00 pm

    Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychological $100 billion market valuation. Furthermore, since our last markets update cryptocurrency global trade volumes are weaker than usual, with only $11.5 billion worth of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 2:45 pm

    Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person or the taste of an orange to someone who’s never peeled one. Two new Bitcoin…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 12:45 pm

    A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides information about bitcoin ATM locations in the city of Moscow but its developers plan to expand its coverage globally. Also read: French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners Cryptocoinmap…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 10:45 am

    In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice of crypto crime concerning “bitcoin bandit” Nicholas Truglia. Also read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 14 December 2018, 8:20 am

    In today’s Chatter Report, Erik Voorhees criticizes cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firms for reneging on their signed term sheet deals. Also, Steve Patterson calls out Amaury Sechet over Chris Pacia’s comment that miners don’t vote. Lastly, imaginary_username contemplates on the different roles of miners and users in Bitcoin.  Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions…Read More

 

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