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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/telecoms-giant-att-seeks-patent-for-blockchain-enabled-social-media-mapping-system

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-based-chat-platform-lays-off-25-of-staff-due-to-crypto-market-decline

French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) French stock market regulator AMF has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for offering investment schemes without proper authorization Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/french-financial-regulator-blacklists-four-crypto-websites-for-unauthorized-offerings

European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) The European Parliament has released a provisional resolution calling for increased adoption of blockchain technology in trade Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski https://cointelegraph.com/news/european-parliament-calls-for-increased-blockchain-adoption-in-trade

Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) New crypto regulations, including license requirements for cryptocurrency service providers, have been drafted by Bahrain’s central bank Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski https://cointelegraph.com/news/bahrains-central-bank-publishes-draft-regulations-on-crypto-assets

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-spanish-bank-bbva-closes-150-mln-loan-with-porsche-holding-using-blockchain

Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-startup-civic-appoints-apple-veteran-as-executive-director-of-identitycom

Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Declarations, partnerships, agreements – Europe is making moves toward blockchain adoption Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski https://cointelegraph.com/news/europe-takes-serious-steps-towards-blockchain-adoption

Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A Lithuanian banking license has been obtained by Revolut, a banking and cryptocurrency app Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-friendly-banking-app-revolut-obtains-eu-banking-license

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Basis’ CEO has confirmed the stablecoin will shut down, citing regulatory concerns around its “secondary tokens” Cointelegraph By Helen Partz https://cointelegraph.com/news/confirmed-basis-ceo-says-project-will-shut-down-due-to-regulatory-concerns

PwC Partners With BitFury to Create Blockchain Accelerator in Russia

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Global consulting group PwC partners with mining company Bitfury to launch a business blockchain accelerator in Russia Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/pwc-partners-with-bitfury-to-create-blockchain-accelerator-in-russia

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) USD-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard (PAX) has exceeded $5 billion worth of transaction volume Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/pax-stablecoin-exceeds-5-billion-in-transactions-in-first-3-months

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-stablecoin-basis-to-close-return-funds-to-investors-sources

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-court-ruling-to-return-mistakenly-sent-cryptocurrency-could-set-precedent

Major Ethereum Software Client Upgrades in Preparation for Constantinople Hard Fork

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-ethereum-software-client-upgrades-in-preparation-for-constantinople-hard-fork

Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/canadian-court-rules-to-return-mistakenly-sent-ethereum-to-rightful-owner

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/ibm-research-teams-up-with-agritech-firm-to-boost-african-agribusiness-with-blockchain

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/developers-test-cross-blockchain-protocol-for-one-way-erc20-bitcoin-ln-atomic-swaps

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority adds three more suspicious crypto-related companies to its blacklist Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/new-zealand-financial-authority-blacklists-another-three-crypto-platforms-marked-as-suspected-scams

Binance Tackles Cryptocurrency ‘Misinformation’ With Multilingual Educational Article Bank

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) New initiative from Binance aims to mitigate the impact of fast-spreading “misinformation” in the cryptocurrency sphere Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-tackles-cryptocurrency-misinformation-with-multilingual-educational-article-bankc

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that blockchain can help combat corruption in public administration Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/ukraines-former-prime-minister-proposes-to-tackle-corruption-using-blockchain

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Malta-based crypto exchange OKEx announced it will list Bitcoin Cash ABC under the original Bitcoin Cash ticker, BCH Cointelegraph By Aaron Wood https://cointelegraph.com/news/okex-crypto-exchange-lists-bitcoin-cash-abc-under-original-bitcoin-cash-ticker

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/british-crypto-exchange-cexio-now-requires-identity-info-from-users

Bitcoin Dips Below $3,400 as Market Volatility Continues

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-dips-below-3-400-as-market-volatility-continues

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) 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 https://cointelegraph.com/news/were-at-home-in-crypto-winter-winklevoss-twins-launch-crypto-trading-app

Just Two ASIC Bitcoin Mining Rigs Remain Profitable in Current Markets

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) Amid the cryptocurrency market crash, even the newest ASIC crypto mining rigs are struggling to seal profits for their operators Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet https://cointelegraph.com/news/just-two-asic-bitcoin-mining-rigs-remain-profitable-in-current-markets

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) U.S. disruptor bank Good Money gets $30 million in Series A funding from a cryptocurrency-focused VC Cointelegraph By William Suberg https://cointelegraph.com/news/galaxy-digital-and-blockone-lead-30-million-funding-round-for-us-disruptor-bank

Decentralized Browser Brave Becomes Default on HTC Blockchain Smartphone

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) HTC’s “first native blockchain phone” will use Brave as its default internet browser Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/decentralized-browser-brave-becomes-default-on-htc-blockchain-smartphone

Report: Stablecoins See Significant Growth in Adoption Over Recent Months

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) A recent analysis by Diar has found that stablecoin adoption is increasing based on on-chain transactions Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-stablecoins-see-significant-growth-in-adoption-over-recent-months

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

(Sourced from cointelegraph.com) From July to November, DApps based on the EOS blockchain saw 27 hacks, nearly $1 million worth of crypto Cointelegraph By Ana Berman https://cointelegraph.com/news/eos-dapps-lose-almost-1-million-to-hackers-over-the-last-five-months