Year: 2018

Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With 2.5 Million Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $ 182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide […]

The Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract Flak

The Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract Flak Welcome to the final installment of The Daily for 2018. It seems fitting that the year’s ultimate edition should focus on one of 2018’s overarching themes within the cryptoconomy – stablecoins. We’ve also got space to squeeze in a critique of […]

Chatter Report: Troutner Proposes Stablecoin on BCH, Sztorc: Austrian Economics ’Unnecessary’

Chatter Report: Troutner Proposes Stablecoin on BCH, Sztorc: Austrian Economics ’Unnecessary’ In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Chris Troutner and Andreas Brekken play around with the idea of building an algorithmic stablecoin on BCH. Vin Armani debates with Painted Frog on Bitcoin’s similarities to Visa. Also, Paul Sztorc thinks that understanding Austrian […]

Indian Exchanges End Year With Improved Services, Optimism About Regulation

Indian Exchanges End Year With Improved Services, Optimism About Regulation As the Indian government deliberates over cryptocurrency regulation, positive sentiment grows among local crypto exchanges regarding their government’s eventual decision. A number of them have also added new features and improved services such as offering interest on crypto deposits, increased […]

Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing Reviews

Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing Reviews Securities commissioners and trade experts have refused Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger a clean bill of ethical health after it emerged that the company paid rogue “bounty hunters” to shore up interest in its cryptocurrency. The project’s “powr” crypto […]

South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Crypto Industry

South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Crypto Industry South Korea’s top financial regulator has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com information about six cryptocurrency-related bills that have been submitted to the National Assembly. The most recent bill seeks to protect the rights of crypto owners and to ensure the […]

UAE to Become Leading Destination for Blockchain-Related Businesses in 2019, Experts Say

UAE to Become Leading Destination for Blockchain-Related Businesses in 2019, Experts Say As the UAE’s government is elaborating on crypto-friendly regulation, the country is entering the list of the most promising places for startups, experts say Cointelegraph.com News