Russian Crypto Criminal Admits Money Laundering and Fraud
Sat, 26 May 2018 07:46:58 +0000
According to Russian media, the alleged BTC-e mastermind Alexander Vinnik has confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. The information on the application was.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain-Based Securities Lending Platform
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:42:11 +0000
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has announced a blockchain platform for securities lending in a unique venture for the country. In partnership with the city’s fintech hub – The Floor, management consultants Accenture and technology giant Intel, TASE will be launching a platform called “Blockchain Securities Lending” (BSL) which.

BlockShow Names Top 10 European Countries for Blockchain Startups
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:45:29 +0000
Blockchain conference, BlockShow Europe 2018 has released a study identifying the Top 10 European countries for starting a blockchain company. Switzerland is number one on the list, due to its positive regulatory dynamics and forward-thinking position on setting government guidelines for crypto startups. The country has been a hotbed for.

SEC Creates Fake ICO Website to Educate Investors
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:43:53 +0000
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a spoof Initial Coin Offering (ICO) website dubbed HoweyCoins in a bid to educate and warn investors of the dangers posed by the ICO Wild West. SEC is currently pursuing a dozen companies for allegedly conducting ICO exit scams. However, the.

Russian Digital Law Bill Will Not Legalize Cryptocurrencies
Thu, 17 May 2018 08:49:37 +0000
A draft bill aimed at protecting the rights of cryptocurrency owners while also regulating them in line with Russian laws was introduced to parliament in March with the biggest expectation being the legalization of cryptocurrency payments. However, as local media outlets report, the expectation of making digital currencies legal may.

CME Group Launches Daily Price Benchmark for Ethereum
Mon, 14 May 2018 16:45:43 +0000
CME Group announced new Ethereum price products that will provide users with an access to a reference rate and a real-time pricing index for the world’s second-largest digital currency. One of the globe’s largest derivatives exchanges, CME Group, has formed a partnership with the UK-based cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto Facilities.

Leading Bitcoin and Blockchain Experts to Gather at UNCHAIN Convention Hamburg
Sat, 05 May 2018 08:35:49 +0000
UNCHAIN Convention Hamburg is a two day Bitcoin and blockchain technology conference featuring some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency experts and entrepreneurs. The event will be held on May 31 – June 1 in Hamburg, Germany. UNCHAIN sees itself as a neutral platform without a political agenda. The views of.

Goldman Sachs to Launch a Bitcoin Trading Desk
Thu, 03 May 2018 05:29:52 +0000
Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a new cryptocurrency market on Wall Street by offering Bitcoin futures contracts, a move that could strengthen institutional adoption of digital assets. In a step that is likely to lend legitimacy to virtual currencies the bank is about to begin using its own money.

BlockShow 2018 to Disrupt Europe with Its Largest Conference Ever
Wed, 02 May 2018 09:01:51 +0000
After the big and successful event in Singapore in November 2017, BlockShow team comes back to BlockShow Europe 2018 – the brand’s third big conference dedicated to discovering the hottest innovations, trends and sensations currently happening in both European and global blockchain scenes. This time the event will be held.

Waves Platform Smart Contracts Launched on Testnet
Tue, 01 May 2018 08:43:50 +0000
Waves, a blockchain-based token creation platform, has launched smart contracts on the Waves Testnet. According to the blog post, the first release of smart contracts will focus on account controls, making Waves more secure, powerful and flexible. Waves Smart Contracts have just been released to Waves’ TestNet: Counting days.