JANUARY 2019 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain and ICO weekly news headlines

Can’t keep up with the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top news headlines for the weeks in January 2019… watch the short videos below!     #2 Week ending 13 January 2019 Bitcoin’s 10 year milestone, Bitcoin tests $3500 level, Ethereum 51% attack and new ETF filed     12 January 2019 was the 10th anniversary of the very first transaction involving Bitcoin. On January 12, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent 10 bitcoins to a…

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DECEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain and ICO weekly news headlines

Can’t keep up with the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top news headlines for the weeks in December 2018… watch the short videos below!   #4 Week ending 28 December 2018 EXchange Hacks, More Government adoption and BAnk patent for blockchain ATM filed     2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks – This amounts to $2.7 million in crypto assets being stolen every day, or $1,860 each minute. National Bank of Kuwait…

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G20 call for Crypto taxation

  The latest G20 meeting took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend, and this meeting saw G20 leaders call for the taxation of cryptocurrency.     A document jointly delivered by G20 leaders called for “a taxation system for cross-border electronic services”, with a final version of regulations expected to be in place by 2020 which will be in line with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards.  Is this a positive move?  We hear from industry leaders on this call for action.   Brent Jaciow, Head of Blockchain Affairs…

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Key Blockchain Developments in 2018 missed due to focus on Crypto values

Significant steps have been taken toward building mainstream infrastructure around blockchain and digital assets, writes Block.one President Rob Jesudason     The recent dramatic fall-off in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has sparked considerable debate about their future. Compounding an earlier sharp retrenchment at the beginning of the year, the decline has been seized on by detractors as further evidence of a more permanent demise in cryptocurrencies.   This has caused real consternation in the market and 2018 may well go down in history as the year that…

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NOVEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain, ICO Weekly News Headlines

Can’t keep up the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top headlines for the week… watch the short videos below! #5 Week ending 30 November 2018 Bitcoin has it’s worst month, the ETF battle continues and Blockchain applications surge ahead     Bitcoin just ended its worst-performing month in seven years (36%) in terms of month-over-month price declines The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer…

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SEC FinHub Key To Compliant ICOs states Republic CEO Ken Nguyen

  Last week, the SEC announced the creation of FinHub in an effort to foster greater communication and understanding with emerging technology startups, such as blockchain companies going through ICOs.     Ken Nguyen, CEO of AngelList-backed Republic, believes that this move will bring greater clarity in what constitutes in as a compliant ICO without compromising investor protection. Republic has so far been the only compliant way for retail non-accredited investors to back and invest in the blockchain projects that they love.       Kendrick Nguyen, CEO of Republic:…

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BitMEX Announces Regulatory Expert Angelina Kwan as COO

  BitMEX Appoints Leading Regulatory Expert Angelina Kwan as COO – Former Managing Director of HKEX to advance global crypto trading platform’s growth   Seychelles — October 2, 2018 — BitMEX, one of the world’s leading crypto-coin trading platforms, has appointed leading regulatory expert Angelina Kwan to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Kwan previously served as Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). She will be responsible for overseeing and driving the company’s growth, while guiding BitMEX on its mission to…

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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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Top Bitcoin Jobs go to Banking Cops

According to Bloomberg, top Wall Street enforcers, are getting top COP jobs in the new cryptocurrency world.  As the need for regulation is stepping up, more cryptocurrency and blockchain startups are looking for government authorities, prosecutors, security officials and even senior diplomats to join their ranks.       Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network added Ben Lawsky, a New York’s top financial watchdog, to its board.  Lawsky introduced BitLicience, which is a requirement for digital currency companies who want to operate in New…

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Stripe draws a line through Bitcoin

  Payment processor stripe announced on Tuesday that it will end support for bitcoin as a payment method in April.     Product manager Tom Karlo writes in a blog post:   “Our hope was that Bitcoin could become a universal, decentralized substrate for online transactions and help our customers enable buyers in places that had less credit card penetration or use cases where credit card fees were prohibitive. Over the past year or two, as block size limits have been reached, Bitcoin has evolved to become better-suited to being…

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