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Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela is set to begin using its "petro" cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit, according to the country's president. ABC International reported the development on...
Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup

Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup

Adult entertainment publisher Playboy is suing a Canadian blockchain startup for fraud and breaching a contract the two companies signed earlier this year. According...
Pot Publication High Times Now Says It Won't Accept Bitcoin in IPO

Pot Publication High Times Now Says It Won’t Accept Bitcoin in IPO

Marijuana advocacy publication High Times is walking back a previous announcement indicating that it would accept bitcoin when it launches its initial public...
Judge Denies Effort to Move XRP Investor Lawsuit to Lower Court

Judge Denies Effort to Move XRP Investor Lawsuit to Lower Court

A U.S. district judge has denied an investor's effort to move a lawsuit against payments firm Ripple to a lower court. Judge Phyllis Hamilton of...
Coders Renew Efforts to Fork Mining Giant Bitmain Off Siacoin Blockchain

Coders Renew Efforts to Fork Mining Giant Bitmain Off Siacoin Blockchain

New code is set to be released that would make obsolete the mining hardware designed by chip maker Bitmain for the decentralized storage...
The SEC Will Decide on 9 Bitcoin ETFs in the Next 2 Months

SEC Slaps ‘Fraudulent’ ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that it had secured new prohibitions against the founder of a company behind an...
Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO

Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO

A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football. Called the Crown League, the project's...
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Invest in Axoni's $32 Million Funding Round

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Invest in Axoni’s $32 Million Funding Round

Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has completed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs and Nyca Partners. Also participating in the...
Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon be offer cryptocurrencies as tradeable assets for clients. The company said Tuesday that it had signed a...
Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Mobile payments firm Square now lets customers buy and sell bitcoins via its Cash App in all 50 U.S. states. The company – which...

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Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Token Venture Fund

Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Token Venture Fund

Japanese messaging giant LINE has launched a token venture fund with a capital commitment of $10 million via its recently established subsidiary called...
Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing's Standing In The Way

Bitcoin’s Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing’s Standing In The Way

Bitcoin's privacy is pretty abysmal – after all, what else can you say when anyone in the world can look up any transaction...
Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab. In...