GECKO Governance Announces Strategic Partnership with TrustedIn Trading

Partnership will witness TrustedIn Trading incorporate GECKO Crypto1 regulatory solution to manage ICOs launched on the platform   Dublin, Ireland, 25 July 2018 – GECKO Governance, which recently launched its new ICO compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, has announced a strategic partnership with TrustedIn Trading, a custom-built social media platform for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The partnership will see TrustedIn Trading using GECKO Crypto1 to manage ICO projects on the platform, in turn offering GECKO Crypto1 users and investors access to the social media platform.     “At GECKO, we…

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1 Year After SEC Issues ICO Warning: Former SEC Lawyer Says Compliance Will Soon Be Baked Into Business Models

  Today is the one-year anniversary of the SEC releasing a warning to consumers on investing in ICOs and revealing its investigation into the DAO – the first investigation into a blockchain organization of its kind. Zach Fallon, a former SEC lawyer, Principal at blockchain law firm Blakemore Fallon & Co-founder of Ketsal Consulting, reflects on how far the industry has come in the past year.     “There have been at least twenty instances of formal public commentary by the SEC, its Chairman, Commissioners, and staff on digital asset-related…

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PwC Strategy& Collaborates with Crypto Valley Association to Produce Second Quarterly Global ICO Report

  Report highlights maturation of the global ICO marketplace; New jurisdictions seek to emulate the success of traditionally ICO-friendly hubs such as Switzerland     Zug, Switzerland, June 28, 2018 — Strategy&, PwC’s strategy and consulting division, in collaboration with the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a not-for-profit established to foster the growth of the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland, have launched the June 2018 edition of their quarterly reports on the global Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market.   The report, the second in its series, provides a comprehensive overview of ICO…

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Bithumb hack emphasizes need for Security in Crypto Industry

Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb lost more than $30 million in the most recent crypto hack, further emphasizing the need for security in the industry. With blockchain technologies, the repercussions of a hack are much greater than in traditional technology.  Bloomberg reported that Exchanges are a juicy target for hackers, with more than a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen.     In response to the latest hack, industry leaders highlight the importance to build confidence in the industry, follow best practice, implement a regulatory framework as well as decentralise…

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Hack the DAO: Blockchain Startup Daox to Announce a $100K Hacking Contest

  Daox, a blockchain startup that is developing a platform and ecosystem for ICOs based on the concept of a decentralized autonomous organization, has announced the $100k hacking contest to prove that their DAOs are safe.     According to the rules, participants should either find a way to completely freeze or steal the funds that reside on a DAO’s Ethereum smart contract. The first person to complete the objective would be unconditionally rewarded with a $100k prize in bitcoins and get an offer to join their team.   The…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

  Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the Consensus…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

  Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be supported…

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How to trade Altcoins for Bitcoin and Vice Versa

We have received many questions from readers regarding the trading of Altcoins and specifically how to trade Altcoins for Bitcoins. Our best suggestion here is an exchange called Changelly.     What is Changelly?   Changelly is an instant cryptocurrency exchange providing instant crypto-to-crypto rates and exchange platform.   How does Changelly work?   Changelly’s robot is integrated into the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, including Poloniex and Bittrex. In the span of milliseconds, the robot makes bids and asks on the trading platforms, then selects and suggests the best available rate…

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Trump vs McAfee – POTUS 2020

Crypto Twitter went into a frenzy on Sunday night as crypto maverick, John McAfee announced that he will run for the position of US President in the 2020 elections.   In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018  …

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Binance from nowhere to Billions in 7 months – A crypto miracle story

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is the world’s largest Crypto exchange by volume and has attracted millions of users, yet just over a year ago, Binance did not exist.     In its July 2017  initial coin offering, a Binance token BNB has soared from about 10 cents to $14.77, giving it a market capitalization of over $1.5 billion.   Have a look at the stats here: – https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/binance-coin/   Why and How did Binance grow so fast? Most market participants agree that Binance has a quality platform and business practices and…

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