Sixteen cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have formed a new self-regulatory organization, an effort that comes in the wake of the $500 million theft in January. According to a report from Nikkei, the new initiative will see the group of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges, represented by two trade organizations in Japan, working...
Ripple and the custom cryptocurrency it created, XRP, are having a moment. Winning the attention of new investors (so much so that XRP shot up over 1,000 percent earlier this year) as well as new clients (with announcements rolling out at a slow and steady clip), the enterprise blockchain...
PayPal is eyeing a way to boost the speed of cryptocurrency payments, a newly-released patent filing shows. An application for an "Expedited Virtual Currency Transaction System" published on March 1 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) details a method by which private keys - the strings of...
Is ethereum's biggest future upgrade "fundamentally vulnerable?" That was the claim put forward by distributed systems expert and founding principal researcher of VMware Dahlia Malkhi on Friday, who used those exact words to describe ethereum's Casper propocol at Financial Cryptography 2018 in Curacao. During a keynote presentation, Malkhi's covered blockchain through...
The Tezos Foundation announced Friday that it is deploying resources in an effort to hire more developers to be based out of Paris. The new hires will help the Foundation "advance its primary objective" of developing the Tezos protocol, as well as to promote it to potential users, the...
The U.S. government is eyeing the potential confiscation of 500 bitcoin seized from four individuals charged with creating fake identification documents. According to an announcement from the Department of Justice in Ohio, the four individuals - three from Toledo and one from Perrysburg - allegedly produced and transferred fake...
At the beach, they say, all your troubles melt away. But that's not entirely the case for researchers who spent part of this week at the Financial Crypto 2018 conference on the Caribbean island of Curacao, discussing the decentralization of the two largest crypto protocols, bitcoin and ethereum - or where...
A Liechtenstein-based family bank has become one of the first banks in the world that allows clients to directly invest in cryptocurrencies. Making the announcement earlier this week, Bank Frick said that the first batch of cryptocurrencies to be available for trading will include bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin, Ripple...
Tanzeel Akhtar is an independent British journalist whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, FT Alphaville, Investing.com, Forbes, Euromoney and Citywire. Often, when a cryptocurrency tanks, holders of a rival coin will tease them with "SFYL" - sorry for your loss. But the entire industry needs...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly subpoenaed the cryptocurrency investment fund launched last year by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Speaking to CNBC, Arrington confirmed the subpoena, which comes amid what is rumored to be a widening investigation into initial coin offerings (ICOs) by the U.S. securities regulator....