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US SEC Highlights Dedicated ICO Guide Amid Ongoing Regulatory Debate

U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a tweet Feb. 10, as efforts to formalize the sector continue.A dedicated section of the regulator’s website now lists five aspects of ICOs the SEC considers essential, as well as a separate section

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New Report Highlights Increasing Decentralization of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin (BTC) mining has become more decentralized and continues to diversify, a new report from Canadian wealth management company Canaccord claimed on Feb. 6.Canaccord, which tracks the blockchain and digital currency sectors along with its other financial operations, highlighted the increasingly wide distribution of Bitcoin’s hash rate over the past

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DApp Survey Highlights Poor User Uptake as Major Pain Point for Developers

Decentralized data aggregator Fluence Labs highlighted user uptake as the number one problem facing decentralized app (DApp) developers in a new survey released on Jan. 29.The DApp industry, which began using the Ethereum blockchain in 2017, has since grown to number around 1,800 products, according to listing resource DappRadar.Fluence notes

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Payment Network RippleNet Exceeds 200 Customers, Garlinghouse Highlights Fiat Volatility

Crypto and blockchain company Ripple has reported today, Jan. 8, that 13 new financial institutions have signed up for the RippleNet payment network, bringing the total number of customers over 200.The new institutions range from locations including Sweden, England and Kuwait, with 40 countries in total across all customers. Ripple’s

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Jimmy Song Highlights Decentralization as Key to Success of Bitcoin Over Altcoins

Perceptions of Bitcoin (BTC) versus altcoins changed forever in 2018, as the largest cryptocurrency separated itself from the rest, Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song wrote in a blog post on Dec. 31.An ardent defender of Bitcoin’s decentralized values, Song, who is also a frequent social media commentator, argued that last year

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Crouching Eagle, Soaring Falcon–LXDX Launch Highlights Fading American Crypto Dream

Crouching Eagle, Soaring Falcon–LXDX Launch Highlights Fading American Crypto Dream December 24, 2018 by Paul de Havilland The December 21st launch of Malta’s LXDX, a crypto derivatives exchange platform, highlights continued crypto drift in the U.S. If the libertarian values that sparked the advent of the crypto era are still alive,

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Gab’s PayPal and Stripe De-Platforming Highlights a Key Use Case for Bitcoin

Gab’s PayPal and Stripe De-Platforming Highlights a Key Use Case for Bitcoin October 28, 2018 by Jon Southurst Social network Gab’s banishment yesterday from payment networks PayPal and Stripe has highlighted a key danger in trusting the mainstream digital economy — its ability to lock individuals and businesses out of the

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FT Highlights Crypto as One of Last 10 Years’ ‘Biggest Changes’ in Financial Markets

The Financial Times (FT) has released a Special Report on global financial markets Monday, October 1. In the report, FT dedicated two out of six sections to the cryptocurrency industry.In their report entitled “Exchanges, Trading and Clearing,” FT names cryptocurrency alongside such phenomena as Brexit and the emergence of new

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