CFTC’s Giancarlo: US and Foreign Regulators Teaming Up on Crypto – CoinDesk

U.S. regulators are working with their counterparts overseas to combat cryptocurrency fraud, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said Wednesday. Speaking during a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing on his agency’s forthcoming budget, Giancarlo said he has spoken about the issue with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), as well […]

Civic and Votem’s Partnership Accelerates Blockchain-Based KYC Process

Identity verification is paramount to global freedom and citizen access to public services. We see many examples of this today in terms of how barriers to documentation adversely impact issues like democratic voting processes, especially among homeless communities and refugee settlements.Today’s developments in blockchain technology are now enabling solutions to these and many other verification […]

Bitmain Wants to Invest in Blockchain-Powered ‘Central Banks’ – CoinDesk

Bitcoin mining hardware giant Bitmain announced Wednesday that it intends to invest in as many as thirty startups working to create “private central banks” powered by blockchain. Co-founder Jihan Wu gave the first keynote address at the DC Blockchain Summit, hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and […]

‘All Funds Are Safe’: Binance Denies Crypto Hack Rumors – CoinDesk

UPDATE (7, March 20:10 UTC): Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that the irregular trades have been identified, and will be reversed. He also warned users to learn how to secure their accounts against future phishing attacks. Binance has reassured customers that their money is still in their accounts following hours of speculation that the cryptocurrency exchange had been […]

Messari Raises Seed Funding for ICO Answer to EDGAR – CoinDesk

Messari, the startup aiming to create the crypto-equivalent of Crunchbase or the SEC’s EDGAR system, has raised a new seed funding round. A number of industry firms backed the round – the exact amount of which wasn’t disclosed – including Anthemis Group, Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, Digital Asset Investment Company, Danhua Capital, Kindred Ventures, Rising Tide, Semantic […]

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse | Ripples Growth & Why It Is Different

Cryptocurrencies have represented a revolution in the world of finances and traditional commercial relations. The blockchain is considered by many analysts (stand-out writers of Forbes and Nasdaq) as the “most important technological advance since the arrival of the internet”. having led the total market cap of cryptocurrencies to a bullish trend much higher than any other […]