Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

After months of monitoring and observing the “promising and challenging” potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT), the European Union (EU) is finally making a turn into the blockchain industry. How it all started Back in February 2018, the European Commission (EC) launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, aimed to support European cross-border engagement with […]

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After $4M Funding Round, BlockFi Eyes Savings Account, Crypto Credit Cards

BlockFi https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockfi-gives-hodlers-another-option-borrow-against-crypto-assets/ , the New York-based startup that provides crypto collateralized loans, has raised additional funds to expand its services. The startup announced that it has received an additional $4 million in its recent funding round in a company blog post. The recently revealed funding round comes some months after the company raised $52.5 million […]

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Major Crypto Exchange Kraken Values Itself at $8B: is it Too Much?

Amid a multi-month bear market in crypto land, this industry’s leading startups have still shot for the stars. Case in point, leaked documents indicate that a distinguished crypto exchange, Kraken, is seeking to be valued at a jaw-dropping sum, which may place the platform among the ranks of Earth’s foremost startups. While the firm’s appetite […]

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AriseBank Founders to Pay $2.7 Million in Fines to Settle ICO Fraud Charges

  A United States federal court has ordered two executives from crypto firm AriseBank to pay nearly $2.7 million in fines, according to a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement Dec. 12. The ruling follows an investigation by the SEC, which found that AriseBank was  operating a fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO). AriseBank CEO Jared […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bear Pennant Breakout Puts $1,700 Price in Sight

Another week, another low. Bitcoin’s market has been bleeding relentlessly for weeks and now, after falling 50% in value in just one month, the market has managed to break south of a major bearish consolidation pattern called a bear pennant: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, Bear Pennant Breakout This is a massive bear pennant with […]

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ICO Funding Continues to Plummet Amidst Crypto Bear Market

The latest statistics regarding ICO funding in recent months shows that investors continue to turn away from investing in ICO projects amidst the persisting crypto bear market. The statistics, which were reported in the latest issue of the Diar digital asset newsletter, show that ICO fundraising in November plummeted to the lowest level of 2018. The […]

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Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as ‘Rumor and Speculation’

Samsung has refuted rumors that it has plans to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its Galaxy S10 smartphone, in comments to Cointelegraph Dec. 11. The Korean-headquartered transnational tech conglomerate had recently filed three E.U. trademarks for blockchain- and cryptocurrency-software Dec. 10. As reported by Samsung community news sharing site SamMobile today, Dec. 11, the […]

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Bitmain Follows Industry Trend, Shutters Operations in Israel

Chinese-based cryptomining firm Bitmain is shutting down the operations of Bitmaintech Israel, its research and development (R&D) center in Ra’anana, Israel, according to reports from local news outlet Globes. The R&D center, which produced Bitmain’s first Israeli mining pool ConnectBTC, was launched in 2016 to explore meaningful use cases of blockchain technology, as well as […]

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UK Member of Parliament: MPs Have a Duty to Understand Crypto

A member of UK parliament and self-confessed cryptocurrency enthusiast has spoken in favour of the fintech innovation. Eddie Hughes, MP, believes embracing the technology could help Britain thrive in the wake of Brexit and that the public should be able to pay their taxes using Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency Could Help the UK Come Out of Brexit […]

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US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decisions, Changes Deadline […]

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