Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

(Sourced from Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain system that enables users to track “micro-culture transactions” on social networks Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

(Sourced from Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff, saying that those roles are “non-essential” to the company’s long-term growth projects Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

(Sourced from French stock market regulator AMF has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for offering investment schemes without proper authorization Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

(Sourced from The European Parliament has released a provisional resolution calling for increased adoption of blockchain technology in trade Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski

Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

(Sourced from New crypto regulations, including license requirements for cryptocurrency service providers, have been drafted by Bahrain’s central bank Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski

Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

(Sourced from Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain with Porsche Holdings, the largest car distributor in Europe Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of

(Sourced from Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

(Sourced from Declarations, partnerships, agreements – Europe is making moves toward blockchain adoption Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski

Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

(Sourced from A Lithuanian banking license has been obtained by Revolut, a banking and cryptocurrency app Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski

Confirmed: Basis CEO Says Project Will Shut Down due to Regulatory Concerns

(Sourced from Basis’ CEO has confirmed the stablecoin will shut down, citing regulatory concerns around its “secondary tokens” Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

PwC Partners With BitFury to Create Blockchain Accelerator in Russia

(Sourced from Global consulting group PwC partners with mining company Bitfury to launch a business blockchain accelerator in Russia Cointelegraph By Ana Berman

PAX Stablecoin Exceeds $5 Billion in Transactions in First 3 Months

(Sourced from USD-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard (PAX) has exceeded $5 billion worth of transaction volume Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

(Sourced from Major algorithmic stablecoin project Basis to shut down operations and return the majority of the $133 million it raised in April, sources report Cointelegraph By Olivia Capozzalo

Report: Court Ruling to Return Mistakenly Sent Cryptocurrency Could Set Precedent

(Sourced from A blog post from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law notes the possible precedent for lost and stolen crypto claims following a recent trial in Canada Cointelegraph By Aaron Wood

Major Ethereum Software Client Upgrades in Preparation for Constantinople Hard Fork

(Sourced from A major Ethereum software client, Geth, has released a code upgrade that includes an activation time for the Constantinople hard fork in January 2019 Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

(Sourced from A Canadian trial court has ruled that a sum of mistakenly transferred Ethereum tokens should be returned to the rightful holder Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain

(Sourced from IBM Research teams up with U.S.-based agritech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain and AI Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

Developers Test Cross-Blockchain Protocol for One-Way ERC20-Bitcoin LN Atomic Swaps

(Sourced from An R&D lab at crypto startup TenX has demoed the use of its cross-blockchain interoperability protocol to transfer ERC20 tokens for Bitcoin using the Lightning Network Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

New Zealand: Financial Authority Blacklists Another Three Crypto Platforms Marked as ‘Suspected Scams’

(Sourced from New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority adds three more suspicious crypto-related companies to its blacklist Cointelegraph By Ana Berman

Binance Tackles Cryptocurrency ‘Misinformation’ With Multilingual Educational Article Bank

(Sourced from New initiative from Binance aims to mitigate the impact of fast-spreading “misinformation” in the cryptocurrency sphere Cointelegraph By William Suberg

Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Proposes to Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

(Sourced from Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that blockchain can help combat corruption in public administration Cointelegraph By Ana Berman

OKEx Crypto Exchange Lists Bitcoin Cash ABC Under Original Bitcoin Cash Ticker

(Sourced from Malta-based crypto exchange OKEx announced it will list Bitcoin Cash ABC under the original Bitcoin Cash ticker, BCH Cointelegraph By Aaron Wood

British Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Now Requires Identity Info From Users

(Sourced from London-based digital currency exchange CEX.IO now requires its users to reveal their identities to “provide users with high-level and reliable service” Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

Bitcoin Dips Below $3,400 as Market Volatility Continues

(Sourced from Bitcoin has dropped below $3,400 soon after challenging $3,700, Ethereum dips below $90 for the first time since May 2017 Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

‘We’re at Home in Crypto Winter’: Winklevoss Twins Launch Crypto Trading App

(Sourced from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have launched mobile crypto trading app for their Gemini exchange, together with a new crypto basket investment vehicle Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

Just Two ASIC Bitcoin Mining Rigs Remain Profitable in Current Markets

(Sourced from Amid the cryptocurrency market crash, even the newest ASIC crypto mining rigs are struggling to seal profits for their operators Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet

Galaxy Digital and Block.One Lead $30 Million Funding Round for US Disruptor Bank

(Sourced from U.S. disruptor bank Good Money gets $30 million in Series A funding from a cryptocurrency-focused VC Cointelegraph By William Suberg

Decentralized Browser Brave Becomes Default on HTC Blockchain Smartphone

(Sourced from HTC’s “first native blockchain phone” will use Brave as its default internet browser Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

Report: Stablecoins See Significant Growth in Adoption Over Recent Months

(Sourced from A recent analysis by Diar has found that stablecoin adoption is increasing based on on-chain transactions Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre

EOS DApps Lose Almost $1 Million to Hackers Over the Last Five Months

(Sourced from From July to November, DApps based on the EOS blockchain saw 27 hacks, nearly $1 million worth of crypto Cointelegraph By Ana Berman