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Crypto Is Among SEC’s Top Examination Priorities for 2019

Cryptocurrencies are one of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) top examination priorities this year, according to an official statement announced by the commission Dec. 20.In the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recent report, digital assets — specified as  cryptocurrencies, coins and tokens — are

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As Turf Wars Mark the End of 2018, Crypto Interest Set to Rise Among Institutional Investors

As Turf Wars Mark the End of 2018, Crypto Interest Set to Rise Among Institutional Investors January 2, 2019 by Paul de Havilland 2018 ended with thought leaders hurling abuse at each other and rival projects even as institutional investors eye increased crypto holdings in 2019. Is the crypto space actually

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Wall Street Journal Finds Whitepaper Fraud Among 16 Percent of Crypto Projects. So What?

Wall Street Journal Finds Whitepaper Fraud Among 16 Percent of Crypto Projects. So What? December 29, 2018 by Paul de Havilland The Wall Street Journal has reported that 16 percent of cryptocurrency projects engaged in whitepaper fraud. In a December 27th article, the storied news outlet has reported findings likely to

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PayPal Gets into Blockchain, But Only Internally Among Employees for Now

Payments platform PayPal has so far avoided Bitcoin acceptance and, at least visibly, not considered blockchain for its platform. Now, it has launched an internal blockchain-based employee incentive program. A production of PayPal’s innovation lab, in San Jose, California, the platform took 25 strong team six-months to build and went live

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US Futures Exchange Turns to Crypto Trading, Finds Support Among Trading Giants

ErisX, a crypto exchange has completed a Series B funding round with support from leading firms including Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures, and Monex Group.ErisX Will Operate as Crypto Futures Exchange, Clearing Organization, and Spot MarketThe crypto trading platform, with a pending license as a clearing organization with the U.S. Commodity

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CoinShares CSO Demirors Urges Calm Among Bitcoin Investors as Prices Slide 12 Percent

Institutions “taking money off the table” was a major factor contributing to Bitcoin’s (BTC) and altcoins’ sudden price drop, the CSO of CoinShares told CNBC Nov. 14.Speaking on the network’s Fast Money Segment, the cryptocurrency exchange-traded products firm’s Meltem Demirors said volatility was a given in the run-up to the

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Interest in Crypto as Payment Method Makes Small Inroads Among Moscow Residents

Five percent of Moscow residents who use non-cash methods of payment are open to using cryptocurrencies, according to a recently conducted survey, Forbes Russia reported Nov. 13.The investigation into the e-payment market in Moscow was carried out by Russian payment service Yandex.Money and the Moscow Information Technology Department (ITD). The

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Crypto Markets Keep Trading Sideways, With Slight Gains Among the Top 20 Coins

Nov. 2: Cryptocurrency markets have continued trading slightly in the green today, remaining relatively quiet with moderate gains throughout the top 20 coins. Most of the top 100 digital currencies have experienced humble gains over the past 24 hours.Market visualization from Coin360The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is up only 0.06

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