Fake News Site Used New Zealand Prime Minister to Pump Bitcoin Startup

A fake news site has used the likeness of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to promote articles on Facebook aimed to pump a crypto startup. Local media source Stuff reported Friday...

FinCEN Blasts Iran’s ‘Malign’ Use of Crypto to Bypass Economic Sanctions

A U.S. regulator is urging domestic exchanges to help prevent the Iranian regime from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advisory Friday, stating that...

3 Bitcoin Price Factors That Suggest Bears Are in Charge

The prospect of a deeper drop in bitcoin prices has increased, price-volume analysis indicates. The world's most valuable cryptocurrency, which had been trading sideways since September 22, fell sharply to a three-week...

Leading Auction House Christie’s to Record Art Sales on a Blockchain

London-based Christie's, one of the oldest and most noted art auction houses in the world, is turning to blockchain tech to securely store sales and provenance data. The firm, which has a...

Gemini Adds Litecoin Trading With New York Watchdog Approval

Investors will soon be able to trade litecoin on the Winklevoss brothers-founded cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. The exchange announced Friday that it would soon enable deposits and trading for litecoin (LTC), adding the...

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto ‘Mature’

An influx of institutional investors to the cryptocurrency markets may help the space "mature," U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair J. Christopher Giancarlo said Friday. The regulator discussed the cryptocurrency space and...

Former Trump Advisor Gary Cohn Joins Blockchain Startup

Gary Cohn, a former chief economic advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, has just joined a blockchain startup. Spring Labs, a firm developing a blockchain network for sharing financial data, said in...

Crypto Assets Don’t Pose Threat to Financial Stability Today, Says FSB

Cryptocurrencies and digital assets are not currently a threat to global financial stability, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) states in a report published Wednesday. Titled "Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial...

Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream’s First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived

Three years in the making, bitcoin's first sidechain "Liquid" is now live. Launched by San Francisco startup Blockstream, Liquid is arguably the most advanced implementation of a technology called sidechains that's long...

BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has launched a development "tournament" to explore how vehicles will communicate, co-operate and transact in the smart cities of the near-future. The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge...

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A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It...

With bitcoin cash developers at each other throats, the year-old cryptocurrency might just split into two. Created from a hard fork off the original bitcoin...

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