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Judge Sends Owner of Crypto Trading Platform Bitfunder to 14 Months in Prison

Recently, one cryptocurerncy scammer was sentenced to 14 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. Jon Montroll who had been operating cryptocurrency related services is about to face 14 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice, as reported by the US

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Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Owner Unveils Blockchain Platform to Verify Luxury Goods

ConsenSys has teamed up with LVMH and Microsoft to build a blockchain-powered platform that allows consumers to verify the authenticity of luxury goods, according to a news release on May 16.The consortium says the system, known as Aura, is designed to “serve the entire luxury industry with powerful product tracking and tracing

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Ex-Minnesota Vikings Owner Ensnared in Massive Bitcoin Scandal

By CCN: One of bitcoin’s biggest scandals just keeps growing more bizarre, as reports now indicate that former Minnesota Vikings co-owner Reginald “Reggie” Fowler finds himself ensnared by the scheme.The U.S. Justice Department charged Fowler – who also helped bootstrap the now-defunct Alliance of American Football – over his role

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NYSE Owner is Buying Bitcoin at Cheap Prices Ahead of Bakkt Launch

By CCN.com: The bitcoin bear market of 2018 was a disaster for most crypto fans, but it was a boon for the highly-anticipated cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt. That’s the opinion of NYSE chairman Jeffrey Sprecher, the CEO of Bakkt’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).Sprecher’s ICE — along with Microsoft, Starbucks,

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BitMEX Owner Partners With Trading Technologies to Expand Crypto Trading Base and Tools

United States-based professional trading infrastructure firm Trading Technologies International (TT) has partnered with the parent company of Hong Kong cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX to open up its products to crypto derivatives traders. TT announced the news in a press release on April 17.As the press release notes, the

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Nimiq Acquires 9.9% Stake in Germany’s WEG AG to Become Bank’s Third Crypto Firm Owner

Browser-based blockchain payments system Nimiq has acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Germany’s WEG Bank AG, according to an official announcement published on April 3.The stake acquisition comes as part of Nimiq’s new strategic partnership with WEG Bank AG and Swiss-Maltese decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) Agora.Trade.The three partners are

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Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Owner Develops DLT Project With ConsenSys and Azure

French luxury goods giant Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH) is reportedly working with ConsenSys and Microsoft Azure to develop a blockchain platform for tracking its products, crypto media agency CoinDesk reports on March 26.Dubbed AURA, the blockchain-powered platform is reportedly scheduled to go live in May or June

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