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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bitcoin mania is cooling off, and with it, changes are happening in its global market. Indeed, the price furor that began in early November when talk that bitcoin futures listings would go live in the U.S. triggered a wave of speculation - bitcoin, which traded at $6,500 on Nov. 1, rose...
The biggest operator of automated teller machines (ATMs) has joined the growing chorus of financial firms that are warning about the competitive impact of cryptocurrencies. Cardtronics noted the potential impact of cryptocurrencies on its business prospects in its most recent 10-K annual report to shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)....
The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has won an award for its Dubai Blockchain Strategy initiative. Announced during the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress that took place in Barcelona last week, the City Project Award recognizes...
The head of the U.K.'s central bank has said that the institution will step up its efforts to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in illegal financial activities. During a speech at the Scottish Economics Conference in Edinburgh on Friday, Mark Carney, governor of Bank of England, said he thinks...