US CFTC Official Tackles Accountability in an Era of Smart Contracts

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) CFTC commissioner Brian Quintenz addressed the question of accountability in an era of disintermediated finance and smart contracts, arguing against “code as law” Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-cftc-official-tackles-accountability-in-an-era-of-smart-contracts

Pantera Capital Exec: Cryptocurrency Market Prices Could Increase Tenfold by 2020

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Real adoption is the key to driving crypto higher, says Pantera Capital co-CIO Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/pantera-capital-exec-cryptocurrency-market-prices-could-increase-tenfold-by-2020

Ethereum Foundation Releases Fourth Wave of Grants

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The Ethereum Foundation has announced the recipients of its fourth wave of grants to organizations and individuals developing the ecosystem Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-foundation-releases-fourth-wave-of-grants

Scalability Study: DLT Can Support Daily Trading Volume of US Equity Market

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A recent study by DTCC, Accenture, and R3 has found that blockchain technology is scalable enough to support an entire day’s trading volume of the U.S. equity market Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/scalability-study-dlt-can-support-daily-trading-volume-of-us-equity-market

Report: Bitfinex Shifts Its Banking Business to Hong Kong-Based Bank of Communications

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Bitfinex has reportedly shifted its banking business to Hong Kong, with U.S.-based Citibank as the intermediary bank for U.S. dollar wire transfers Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-bitfinex-shifts-its-banking-business-to-hong-kong-based-bank-of-communications

Russian Accused of Hacking Public Servers to Mine Bitcoin Faces up to Five Years in Prison

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A Russian man is facing up to five years in prison for allegedly hacking multiple state servers and using them to mine Bitcoin Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/russian-accused-of-hacking-public-servers-to-mine-bitcoin-faces-up-to-five-years-in-prison

Australian State of New South Wales Mandates Land Registry Shift to Blockchain by 2019

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The Australian state of New South Wales is set to complete a proof-of-concept for a blockchain-based land registry system by summer 2019 Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/australian-state-of-new-south-wales-mandates-land-registry-shift-to-blockchain-by-2019

AI-Driven Platform ‘Outperformed Stock Markets’ – And Now, It Is Focusing On Crypto

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) An established fintech company is launching an AI-driven trading platform for crypto that aims to “ignore hype and avoid boom and bust cycles” #SPONSORED Cointelegraph By Connor Blenkinsop https://cointelegraph.com/news/ai-driven-platform-outperformed-stock-markets-and-now-it-is-focusing-on-crypto

Report: Baidu-TRON ‘Partnership’ Involves Cloud Computing Provision, Not Blockchain

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Report: unconfirmed “partnership” between TRON and Chinese search giant Baidu will center on cloud computing, not blockchain Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-baidu-tron-partnership-involves-cloud-computing-provision-not-blockchain

Mike Novogratz: Institutions Will Get Into Bitcoin in Q1-Q2 2019 Bringing ‘New Highs’

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The next six months will see a Bitcoin investment push after a delay, says Mike Novogratz Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/mike-novogratz-institutions-will-get-into-bitcoin-in-q1-q2-2019-bringing-new-highs

Coinbase Opens Office in Ireland as Part of Brexit Contingency Plan

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Coinbase has opened a new office in tech-friendly Dublin, which will serve as a “plan B” for when the U.K. leaves the European Union Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-opens-office-in-ireland-as-part-of-brexit-contingency-plan

Crypto Payment Platform BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stablecoins

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Crypto payment platform BitPay has started accepting settlements in stablecoins GUSD and USDC Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-payment-platform-bitpay-introduces-settlement-in-stablecoins

Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Major South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group has sealed a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-korean-financial-holding-company-wins-blockchain-patent-for-improved-fintech-security

Investment Giant Fidelity Launches Digital Assets Services Targeting Institutional Investors

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Fidelity Digital Asset Services will offer custody and trade execution services for digital assets, targeting institutional investors Cointelegraph By Molly Jane Zuckerman https://cointelegraph.com/news/investment-giant-fidelity-launches-digital-assets-services-targeting-institutional-investors

Confirmed: Coinbase Veteran Adam White Joins ICE’s Crypto Platform Bakkt

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Officially confirmed: former head of institutional products at Coinbase Adam White will be joining Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming platform Bakkt Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/confirmed-coinbase-veteran-adam-white-joins-ices-crypto-platform-bakkt

Sony Develops Blockchain Solution for Rights Management with Internal Partnerships

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Sony’s internal partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Global Education will work on solving rights management falsification through blockchain Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/sony-develops-blockchain-solution-for-rights-management-with-internal-partnerships

Hong Kong’s Security Watchdog to Propose Crypto Regulation, Chairman Says

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The chairman of Hong Kong’s securities watchdog — who is about to retire — announces possible regulation for crypto exchanges Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/hong-kongs-security-watchdog-to-propose-crypto-regulation-chairman-says

Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Faces ‘Consensus Issue’ in Testing

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork reportedly saw a “consensus issue” in testing this weekend, devs report launch to be postponed until 2019 Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereums-constantinople-hard-fork-faces-consensus-issue-in-testing

Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini: “99 Percent of Cryptocurrencies are Worth Zero”

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Mr. Roubini on why he doesn’t believe in smart contracts, Ethereum is a scam, and the fact that he might want to give the industry another try Cointelegraph By Catherine Ross https://cointelegraph.com/news/nouriel-dr-doom-roubini-99-percent-of-cryptocurrencies-are-worth-zero

Crypto Market Keeps Its Balance After Recent Sell-Off, Bitcoin Above $6,300

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Crypto markets keep their balance after the recent sell-off, most of the top 20 coins by market cap see slight growth today, with Bitcoin above $6,300 Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-market-keeps-its-balance-after-recent-sell-off-bitcoin-above-6-300

The European Blockchain Partnership Finds Europe Getting Serious About Distributed Ledger Technology

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Here’s why the European Blockchain Partnership is a big step towards widespread blockchain adoption Cointelegraph By Simon Chandler https://cointelegraph.com/news/the-european-blockchain-partnership-finds-europe-getting-serious-about-distributed-ledger-technology

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: TRON, Bitcoin, Litecoin, EOS, Cardano

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Take a look at top 5 performers of this week and check what to do with them next Cointelegraph By Rakesh Upadhyay https://cointelegraph.com/news/top-5-crypto-performers-overview-tron-bitcoin-litecoin-eos-cardano

Amidst Mixed Price Action, Half of Top Ten Cryptos See Green

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Crypto markets are seeing a mix of red and green, with 10 out of top 20 coins by market cap growing by less than 2 percent each Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/amidst-mixed-price-action-half-of-top-ten-cryptos-see-green

Unconfirmed: TRON to Partner with ‘China’s Google,’ Baidu

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) News service Coinness claims that crypto platform TRON is about to partner with China’s Internet giant Baidu, citing private correspondence with the former’s team Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/unconfirmed-tron-to-partner-with-chinas-google-baidu

South Korean Financial Regulator Reaffirms Negative Stance on ICOs and Crypto

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The chairman of Korea’s Financial Services Commission has reiterated his negative position on ICOs and digital currencies, though he does not deny the potential of blockchain Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/south-korean-financial-regulator-reaffirms-negative-stance-on-icos-and-crypto

US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Orders Against Three Crypto Promoters

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A North Dakota Securities Commissioner issued enforcement actions against three crypto promoters for violating securities law Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-regulator-issues-cease-and-desist-orders-against-three-crypto-promoters

Prime Suspect in $24 Million Bitcoin Scam Arrested in Thailand

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The top suspect in a $24 million Bitcoin scam has been detained by Thai authorities at a Bangkok airport after being on the lam for 2 months Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/prime-suspect-in-24-million-bitcoin-scam-arrested-in-thailand

Auction House Christie’s Trials Blockchain Data Recording in New Partnership

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Blockchain is coming to one of the world’s best-known auction houses this month in a trial by Christie’s Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/auction-house-christies-trials-blockchain-data-recording-in-new-partnership

Markets See Piecemeal Price Action, Some Stability After Yesterday’s Plummet

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) After yesterday’s plummet, crypto markets are seeing relative calm, with the top cryptocurrencies by market cap seeing moderate movement – some up and some down Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/markets-see-piecemeal-price-action-some-stability-after-yesterdays-plummet

Plastic Surgeon and Startup Investor Buys $352 Million Stake in Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A group led by one of South Korea’s leading plastic surgeons has reportedly made a $352 million investment in crypto exchange Bithumb’s holding company Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/plastic-surgeon-and-startup-investor-buys-352-million-stake-in-korean-crypto-exchange-bithumb