ICOs Go to Washington: What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto – CoinDesk

Cryptocurrencies are heading back to Capitol Hill on Wednesday. On March 14, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” The hearing marks the first time a group within Congress will specifically tackle the question of initial coin offerings (ICOs), an area that […]

No-Fork Guarantee? New Cryptocurrency Touts Resistance to Code Splits – CoinDesk

The team behind a soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency has issued the notable claim that it will be un-forkable. Announced today, Hedera is a public network built on Hashgraph, a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by the software company Swirlds, which has already deployed private versions with several enterprise clients. Hedera Hashgraph, the governing body for the […]

CFTC Official Backs Winklevoss Brothers’ Crypto Self-Regulation Bid – CoinDesk

A proposed cryptocurrency self-regulatory organization (SRO) put forward by Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss has won support from a key government advocate on the issue. CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz has consistently advocated for the creation of a crypto SRO, calling for such a move during last week’s keynote at the DC Blockchain Summit in […]