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...

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay DC Lobbyists in XRP

Ripple is leading a number of organizations launching a lobbying group in Washington D.C., Business Standard reported Friday. Dubbed Securing America's Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV), the group includes, apart from Ripple, the...

US Lawmakers Push for ‘Blockchain’ Definition in New Congressional Bill

A bipartisan bill recently introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives proposes creating a "consensus-based definition of blockchain." Representatives Doris Matsui and Brett Guthrie – both members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees...

Payments Startup Wyre Acquires Bitcoin Smart Contract Developer

Crypto payments startup Wyre has acquired 100 percent of Hedgy, a venture-backed bitcoin smart contract development firm, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Wyre broaden the scope of the services it provides...

‘Turbo Geth’ Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It’s Already in Beta

There's software ready to help ethereum scale – right now. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the raw architecture of Turbo Geth has been completed – and is currently available to early adopters for...

What the Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

Yet another dire security flaw was unveiled Tuesday with potential ripple effects across the tech world, including for cryptocurrency projects seeking to leverage certain hardware devices. Following a pair of bugs unveiled...

Japanese City Trials Blockchain Voting for Social Development Programs

A Japanese city government has become one of the first in the country to have tested a blockchain-based system that lets residents cast votes to decide on local development programs. The government...

A Phone Call Could Change Ethereum’s Future – And It’s Happening Today

Full details of the now concluded developer meeting can be found here. Miners, investors, developers and more. That's a summary of the diverse set of ethereum stakeholders that will be in attendance at...

Apple Watch Series 2 no longer available

Apple has discontinued the Apple Watch Series 2 range of smartwatches, but has kept the original Apple Watch Series 1 on sale via its official website. The move comes after the company...

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup

Medici Ventures, the blockchain accelerator and subsidiary of Overstock.com, has made a seven-figure investment in blockchain startup VinX. Israel-based VinX is developing a supply chain...

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