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Efforts to Replace Dollar with Gold and Crypto are Underway, Says Former US Presidential...

World financial chaos and the escalation of trade wars are propelling the global economy onto a dangerous trajectory. As a result, calls for reforming the monetary...
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New Analysis Suggests $16 Million in Crypto Stolen in Cryptopia Hack

As much as $16 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) and ERC20 tokens were stolen in the recent hack of...

Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

The co-founders of Stripe, brothers Patrick and John Collison, recently discussed the company’s decision to no longer support bitcoin payments, and expressed a willingness...

BitGo Receives Regulatory Approval to Custody Crypto Assets

Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets. The company, which has spent most...

Hacked Exchange Coincheck Drops Three Anonymity-Focused Coins After FSA Inspection

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will stop handling anonymity-centered cryptocurrencies Monero, Dash, and ZCash in the aftermath of the major January hackwhen $534 mln worth of NEM was stolen from the exchange, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, March...

Gemini Can Freeze its USD-Pegged Cryptocurrency at Any Time

Much has been made in recent days about how Gemini dollar (GUSD), a USD-pegged stablecoin created by the Winklevoss-founded Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, can help regularize cryptocurrency...

Thailand: Stockbroker Indicted in $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud Claims to be a Victim

Prasit Srisuwan, a well known Thai stock investor who has been roped into the ongoing probe over a $24 million bitcoin fraud case has...

CryptoBunnies: China’s Xiaomi Launches CryptoKitties Knock-Off

Xiaomi, one of China's biggest smartphone makers, quietly launched its own CryptoKitties knock-off this morning. Dubbed Jiami Tu, (or CryptoBunnies, in translation), the service allows users...

A16z, Founders Fund Back $28 Million Raise for Tokenized Securities Startup

Tokenized securities startup Harbor has secured $28 million in funding from major Silicon Valley venture capital firms, the company announced on Tuesday. The strategic round...

Texas Orders Suspected ‘Cryptocurrency Bank’ Scam To Leave State

Texas regulators have issued an unconditional cease and desist order to the self-described ‘cryptocurrency bank’ AriseBank on Friday, Jan. 26, ordering it to halt...

ICOs Against the World Economy Bubble?

Miko Matsumura, the founder of Evercoin cryptocurrency exchange, was one of the pioneers of the first wave of internet boom as a Chief Evangelist...

Fmr. Macau Gangster Raises $750 Million in 5-Minute ICO

An initial coin offering (ICO) operated by a little-known company in China and backed by a former Macau gangster raised $750 million in less...

IHS Markit Has a Plan to Tokenize the $1 Trillion Syndicated Loan Market

There's a lot of talk in the financial world these days about putting cash (the fiat kind) on distributed ledgers, but little action beyond...

‘Ebay for CryptoKitties’ Raises $2 Million from All-Star VCs

More money is being poured into crypto cats. Well, cats, and the slew of other non-fungible digital items made possible by new token standards, such...
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Major Swiss Telecoms Firm Swisscom to Distribute Tokenized Artwork

Major Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom announced its plans to distribute tokenized artwork through its Swisscom TV television network. The news was revealed in a...

South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reopen Withdrawals, Deposits for Nine Cryptos

South Korea's leading virtual currency exchange Bithumb is set to reopen withdrawals and deposits today, according to an official announcement August 4. The world's twelfth largest cryptocurrency exchange by...

Kodak soars on crypto-currency plans

Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin. The US firm said it...

Indian Officials Visit Regulators in Japan, UK, Switzerland to Study Crypto

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has sent officials to Japan, the UK, and Switzerland to study cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings from...

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz: A ‘trusted’ digital currency is coming, but it won’t be bitcoin

"One or a few legitimate" cryptocurrencies are coming, but bitcoin is not one of them, according to Starbucks' executive chairman and former CEO, Howard Schultz. "I don't...

Major Korean Exchange Bithumb Expanding into Japan and Thailand

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, is expanding into Japan and Thailand. The exchange is working on obtaining regulatory approval from the...

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Coinbase Admits Putting 3,500 Traders’ Crypto Funds at Risk

A bug could have lost the users of Coinbase a lot of money, confesses the exchange itself in its...