Crypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600 million in investments
Crypto asset management giant Grayscale Investment brought in more than $600 million from investors during 2019.
Blockchain companies awarded nearly $1M in bug bounties through HackerOne in 2019
Cryptocurrency and blockchain companies awarded hackers nearly $1 million through the security vulnerabilities platform HackerOne in 2019.
Incognito now lets you make private transactions with Zilliqa and BNB
Binance is now helping fund the Incognito project, to bring privacy to more cryptocurrencies. This week, Zilliqa and Binance, took their initial steps towards complete anonymity as the firms entered into partnerships with the privacy-centric platform Incognito.
PwC Switzerland Incorporates ChainSecurity Team to Expand Blockchain Audit Tools
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland has taken over smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity, folding the company's technology and its expertise into the Big Four accounting firm, the companies announced earlier this week.
Samsung SDS and Syniverse Launch Blockchain-based Mobile Payments System
Samsung SDS, the ICT arm of South Korean electronics company Samsung Group, and Syniverse, a telecommunication services company, have collaborated to develop a blockchain-based platform to enable seamless mobile payments between mobile carriers and enterprises, according to a Ledger Insights report on January 10, 2020.
Nervos Network commits $30M in grants fund to support community developers
Chinese blockchain network Nervos has committed $30 million in grants fund to support infrastructure development on its permissionless layer one blockchain.
Crypto lender BlockFi adds support for USDC and Litecoin
Crypto lender BlockFi has added support for USD Coin (USDC) and Litecoin (LTC) across all of its offerings.
Apple recommends Brave browser as one of the "new apps we love"
Apple yesterday recommended the privacy-focused, blockchain-friendly browser Brave as one of its “New Apps We Love” on its Hong Kong app store, just days after it pressured cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to remove the ability to browse for decentralized apps from its Coinbase Wallet iOS app.
Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Onboards Six Virtual Banks as Members
The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) has onboarded six virtual banks as corporate members, according to a Jan. 2 press release.
Bitmain to Further Cut Half of Its Personnel
Bitmain has launched its ‘personnel optimization program’ by the end of 2019. At the end of last week, Jihan Wu, CEO of Bitmain held a meeting to ask all department managers to submit the ‘optimization list’. Bitmain will hold its annual meeting on January 17, and the optimization plan is expected to be completed before the annual meeting.
CoinField CEO: I Love to Think XRP Would Soon Become Global Reserve Currency
Exclusive interview with the Bob Ras, CoinField CEO, a Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange that recently launched an XRP validator and Sologenic, a platform facilitating trading of on-demand tokenized assets on XRP ledger (XRPL).
AMD Skyrocketed 152% This Year. 2020’s Xbox and PlayStation 5 Can Supercharge Stock Further
The semiconductor giant’s stock has increased by 152 percent year-to-date, re-establishing its dominance as a semiconductor powerhouse. Even after such a large rally in 2019, the company is expected to perform stronger in 2020.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange releases “Blockchain 50 Index”
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has released a new index called “Blockchain 50 Index.”
BitOoda Closes $7 Million Seed Round with Growing Investor
BitOoda Holdings, LLC (“BitOoda”), a digital asset financial services platform that blends digital finance and applied science, today announced that it closed a $7 million seed round.
Speculation Abounds Regarding Youtube's Removal of Crypto Content
At least six crypto Youtube channels have reported in recent hours that their content is being removed under the site’s “harmful and dangerous” policy, with one popular channel claiming Youtube pointed to a “sale of regulated goods.” Chris Dunn is one of these, whose channel has over 200k subscribers and has had multiple videos removed in one fell swoop. There are at least five other channels reporting similar issues and even bans, as the space speculates about possible reasons for the new Youtube crypto purge.
Confirmed: BitPay Experienced 3-Hour Bitcoin Payment Outage
Major cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay has confirmed that its service had a temporary outage of Bitcoin (BTC) payments on Dec. 22.
Ethereum Foundation urges upgrading nodes before Muir Glacier activation
Ethereum Foundation officially announced that the network will be undergoing a scheduled upgrade on block number 9,200,000 for Muir Glacier. This upgrade which follows Istanbul is expected to be activated on the mainnet around January 01, 2020, at Block number 9,200,000.
Public securities and assets aren't ripe for the tokenizing, says Fidelity Digital Asset's Jessop
In a recent conversation with The Block, Tom Jessop, the president of Fidelity Digital Assets, contended that the push to tokenize a range of assets may have its limits.
Chinese Bitcoin Miner Maker Ebang was Involved in Criminal Case
On December 9, Ebang, a Chinese bitcoin miner maker, received the notice of filing the case and now is under investigation of Beijing police Bureau.
German Stock Exchange Plans International Digital Asset ‘Ecosystem’ Through New Partnership With SBI
German stock exchange owner Boerse Stuttgart Group and Japanese financial giant SBI Group are teaming up on a joint initiative to expand their digital assets businesses internationally.
CEO: Bitcoin Halving Will Hugely Push The Entire Cryptocurrency Market Upwards
Plaintiffs Move to Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether
Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online
Bitcoin miners made an estimated $5 billion in revenue during 2019
US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO
Oklahoma lawmaker proposes state-chartered crypto depository
Confirmed: Craig Wright doesn’t have keys to $8 billion of Bitcoin
Blockchain Dispute Resolution Firm to List On London Stock Exchange
CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case
Why Bitcoin Won’t Be Dethroned As Crypto Market King
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How blockchain copyright protection will thwart pirates