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As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm's Headcount Fell From 120 to 50 Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.
Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for 'Clear Guidelines' on Crypto CoinDesk contacted the Yang campaign earlier this week for comment regarding its position on cryptocurrencies as well as data on its crypto-related fundraising to date, but has not heard back as of press time. Andrew Yang photo via lev radin / Shutterstock.
NYDFS: Why We Rejected Bittrex's Application for a BitLicense Bittrex purportedly aims to get the facts straight about the denial of its license applications by the New York State Department of Financial Services in recent statements to the media.
PayPal Wins Patent for Ransomware Detection Solution "If the user does not pay, then the files may remain encrypted and inaccessible." The patent details how the company, and by extension computer users, can detect and prevent ransomware from locking up certain files with the use of existing system data.
MakerDAO Voters Divided on How Much to Hike Fee for DAI Stablecoin MakerDAO token holders approved a 3 percent fee increase on the programmatic loan system issuing DAI tokens. Yet token holders appear to be more divided on how high of an increase is warranted for the MakerDAO system.
Crypto For All: What the Coinbase team built during our spring hackathon At Coinbase, hackathons are a crucial part of our company culture. Each hackathon is a chance to take a break from our day-to-day work, explore new ideas, and build effective prototypes. Hackathons stimulate the creativity of participants and foster problem-solving and risk-taking in a casual and collaborative environment.
Are you ready for the 2nd Bitcoin SV Meetup Manila on April 20? Attendees to the 2nd Bitcoin SV Meetup Manila on Saturday are encouraged to download the HandCash or Centbee wallet apps so you can receive free BSV and pay for your beers at the meetup. Make sure that you have your BSV wallets on hand because there are special PHP1 drinks available at the bar, which are payable only with BSV.
Bitcoin could combat money laundering & cross-border terrorism, says Tunisian Central Bank Guv Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has grabbed the attention of Afghanistan, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan, as the countries march towards becoming the first to ever launch a state-issued Bitcoin bond.
PR: MoneyToken Launches VIP Services for Big Crypto Investors Some great news today for all crypto-holders and investors: top crypto-lending platform MoneyToken has just released a unique VIP Customer Service Program for major asset holders and institutions.
Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.
Ledger and Nomura's Crypto Custody Launch May Be Delayed to 2020 Ledger's partnership with Japanese bank Nomura is still in full swing, but launching the institutional-grade custody solution for digital assets may take longer than expected, the crypto startup's president said. Speaking to CoinDesk on Wednesday, Pascal Gauthier preemptively scotched rumors that the partnership was off.
Dark Web Drug Dealers Indicted for Laundering $2.3 Million in Bitcoin The trio was also charged with operating bogus storefronts on the dark web that sold illegal drugs, including counterfeit Xanax tablets, the DA's Office announced in a statement.
Darwinos Burger Joint Hosts Colombia's Second Point of Sale and Crypto ATM On April 17, Panda announced the installation of its second digital currency PoS terminal at Cúcuta's most popular burger restaurant, Darwinos. Also read: Strong Evidence Suggests a Single Entity Mined More Than 1 Million Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs - But Why? The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again. After hovering steadily around the $0.50 mark over the last six months, data shows average fees hit their highest level in nearly a year in early April, according to data from Bitinfocharts.
Five Years in the Making, Bisq Exchange Launches Its Bitcoin DAO Bisq, one of the Bitcoin community's only truly decentralized exchanges, introduced version 1.0 of its software this week. Along with other ancillary upgrades, the release dropped a bombshell by furnishing Bitcoin with its first DAO.
Bitcoin based Bakkt Platform Moves to Acquire Bitlicense in New York: Bloomberg Report Intercontinental Exchange Inc., the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, had announced the Bakkt Platform which was supposed to be launched in December 2018. However, due to delay in regulatory approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the US, the launch has been delayed ever since.
Speak Out: Unmasking the True Creator of Bitcoin Who do you think Satoshi Nakamoto really is? Share your opinion in the comments!
A conversation with Jamie Burke, CEO & founder of Outlier Ventures, on state of blockchain investments, Big Tech's future & way to build next Internet Jamie Burke believes that the Internet is broken. The FAANGs have a monopoly on market power in the form of proprietary platforms, Data and now AI monopolies. What's needed is top-down response from government and a bottom-up movement from the crypto space.
Coinbase Provides Wider Support for Crypto-to-Crypto Conversions Crypto exchange platform Coinbase has announced that it will be expanding its crypto-to-crypto trading service to more countries. In the announcement, Coinbase explains that cryptocurrencies are in a transition period, which will see them move from being investment options to utilities.
Bitcoin and Litecoin Price Analysis: Prices hold steady valuations as market moves towards a neutral trend Bitcoin and it's silver counterpart Litecoin managed to hold off major price decline over the trend period as the coins witnessed a standstill. At press time, Bitcoin raised its valuation by 3.30 percent in comparison to the US dollar and the trade volume garnered about $11.7 billion.
This Billionaire Investor is 'More and More Bullish' in Crypto and Bitcoin Michael Novogratz, the billionaire founder of Galaxy Digital formerly of Fortress Investment Group, has said he has become much more bullish in bitcoin and crypto in recent months. "I am more and more bullish BTC and our whole space," he said despite the bitcoin price being down about 74 percent from its all-time high.
Bakkt Exchange May Be Seeking New York License for Crypto Custody: Report The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange, is reportedly eyeing a New York license for its long-delayed crypto exchange Bakkt.
SMALL CAP MOVERS: Online Blockchain taps gamers in bid to boost Bitcoin mining profits Bitcoin mining works by having computers solve algorithms, essentially maths problems, in order to make sure transactions on blockchain are valid. When computers solve these problems, their owners are rewarded with Bitcoin, and the more computing power they have the faster they can mine.
Inflation Growth Forces Argentines To Adopt Bitcoin The acute hyperinflation that is ranging in Argentina has made its citizens to adopt the Bitcoin usage. The inflation which is at the highest level since 1992 persists after several efforts of the central bank of Argentina to salvage the economy. In the last month, the central bank of Argentina has already tightened monetary policy three times.
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