Telegram Aims to Delay TON Launch Deadline Ahead of SEC Meeting October 17, 2019

Encrypted messaging service Telegram wants to postpone the launch date of its Telegram Open Network (TON) following issues with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an investor message seen by Cointelegraph on Oct. 16, Telegram told investors that it wants to push back the deadline to April 30, 2020. The launch […]

Grayscale: Q3 Saw Record High Inflows, Growing Institutional Interest October 16, 2019

Digital asset management giant Grayscale registered over $254 million in total investment into its products in the third quarter of 2019. In its Digital Asset Investment Report for Q3 2019, Grayscale provided details on the inflows into its products for the period from July 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2019. The third quarter of the […]

Bitcoin Price Touches $8,400 While 0x Jumps 16% October 15, 2019

Monday, Oct. 14 — Bitcoin (BTC) started the week with little to no movement in price, touching the $8,400 price mark, while most of the top-20 coins are reporting slight gains. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 After a weekend of little excitement, the top-20 cryptocurrencies are mostly in the green. As Cointelegraph reported earlier, traders and […]

Telegram Bombshell, Zuckerberg to Testify, Ripple Row: Hodler’s Digest, Oct 7–13 October 14, 2019

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week U.S. SEC deems $1.7 billion Telegram offering illegal, orders halt […]

Crypto and Blockchain News From Brazil: Oct. 6-12 in Review October 13, 2019

The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Original sponsors a crypto-related event Brazil’s Banco […]

Bitcoin Price Rejected at Key Level Near $9,000 October 12, 2019

Over the past five days, Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied more than $1,000, from $7,770 to $8,835, giving the crypto space hope of further upside. Bitcoin’s Oct. 11 daily candle, however, faced rejection near a few key levels, showing that crypto’s largest asset is still struggling to hit the $9,000 mark.  Daily crypto market data. Source: […]

Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant October 11, 2019

New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the grant as part of its Small Business Programs, which contributes $200 million annually to innovative startups and small businesses, according […]

BitGo to Provide Custody for Crypto Assets Under Bitstamp Management October 10, 2019

Digital asset financial services firm BitGo will provide secure storage for crypto assets under management at major cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp. $100 million insurance policy In a press release on Oct. 9, the Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange announced that BitGo will offer custodianship of its digital assets. The Bitcoin (BTC) exchange will start transferring assets to BitGo’s […]

Student May Have Tried to Hack West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting App October 9, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether a student at the University of Michigan attempted to hack the West Virginia’s voting app. “Not one single vote was changed”  On Oct. 5, according to CNN, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, wrote that the FBI is investigating […]

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Reward Token System Backed by Microsoft, Intel October 8, 2019

Microsoft and Intel are backing a new system of reward tokens created by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). EEA creates new reward token system The EEA, which sets standards for Ethereum-based blockchain applications in business, shared the developments in a statement with Cointelegraph on Oct. 7. The organization said that it has created a new […]

Bitcoin, Altcoin Prices Slip Downward While XRP Stays Stable October 7, 2019

Sunday, Oct. 6 — Cryptocurrency markets are slipping downward today, with Bitcoin (BTC) trading under $8,000 and altcoins seeing notable losses on the day. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 After slipping below the $8,000 price point, Bitcoin has continued to slide down and is now trading at $7,824.37, down 3.22% on the day. Bitcoin 7-day […]

Liechtenstein’s Parliament Unanimously Approves New Blockchain Act October 6, 2019

Liechtenstein’s Parliament has unanimously passed the Act on Tokens and Entities Providing Services Based on Trusted Technologies (TVTG), also known as the Blockchain Act. Pioneer in comprehensive regulation On Oct. 3, the Parliament of Liechtenstein approved the Blockchain Act, which aims to improve investor protection, combat money laundering and establish clarity. The new law will […]

Crypto Rating Council Is Out to Help Change US Regulatory Landscape October 5, 2019

At the end of September, a number of established crypto firms (including Kraken, Bittrex and Coinbase) that are currently operating in the United States came together to establish a new governance body called the Crypto Rating Council (CRC) so as to jointly provide more clarity on the definition of various cryptocurrencies — that is, establish […]

Hackerone User Reveals Critical Bug Through MakerDAO Bounty Program October 4, 2019

MakerDAO, the decentralized organization that runs on Ethereum, has fixed a critical bug that could have resulted in a complete loss of funds for all Dai users. $50,000 bounty On Oct. 1 HackerOne user lucash-dev disclosed a report that revealed a critical bug in MakerDAO’s planned Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) upgrade. The bug could have allowed […]

Samsung-Backed Blockchain Firm Launches in UAE After Securing $16M October 3, 2019

Blocko, a South Korean blockchain provider, launched in the United Arab Emirates after securing $16 million in funding. Building full-scale enterprise blockchain solutions On Oct. 2, Middle Eastern business publication Arabian Business reported that Blocko has partnered with SEED Group, a member of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum in the […]

BitShares DEX Gateway CryptoBridge Implements Mandatory KYC for Users October 2, 2019

BitShares Decentralized Exchange (DEX) gateway CryptoBridge announced on Oct. 1 that it has implemented mandatory user Know Your Client (KYC) verification. European regulation is responsible Per the announcement, the reason for the upcoming mandatory KYC is the 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5). Interestingly, CryptoBridge also noted that the company wants to challenge international financial […]

Court Orders Purported Crypto Company Longfin to Pay $6.7M Penalty October 1, 2019

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has ordered purported cryptocurrency company Longfin to pay a total of $6,755,848 million in penalties. Falsely obtained qualification for Regulation A+ offering On Sept. 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that a New York federal court entered a default ruling against […]

Crypto News From Japan: Sept. 22–29 September 30, 2019

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, Bitflyer adds the Ether (ETH)/yen pair to its trading platform, the official website Ethereum.org adds a Japanese language version, while Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto says that Facebook opened Pandora’s box with its stablecoin project, Libra. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain […]

ConsenSys and WWF Roll Out Platform for Transparency in Philanthropy September 29, 2019

ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum’s (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have jointly launched the Impactio platform to bring transparency into philanthropy. Per an announcement made on Sept. 24, a new partnership between ConsenSys and the WWF resulted in an Ethereum blockchain-based platform dubbed Impactio designed to supervise and […]

Employee Fined For Mining BTC on Nuclear Research Center Supercomputer September 28, 2019

An employee at a nuclear research center in the closed town of Sarov in Russia was fined for illegally mining Bitcoin (BTC). Convicted to pay $7,000 fine According to a Sept. 27 article by Russian news outlet Meduza, a man was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for trying to mine Bitcoin by using a petaflop-capable supercomputer […]

Altcoins Continue to Tumble, With Top-20 Showing a Sea of Red September 27, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 26 — After Tuesday’s sudden crash, altcoins seemingly entered a consolidation phase yesterday and for the better part of today, until signs of a new downward price trend reared its ugly head. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Altcoins are still reeling from Tuesday’s painful correction, which saw double-digit losses. Bitcoin SV (BSV) […]

US House Financial Services Committee and SEC: Whose Move on Crypto? September 26, 2019

Yesterday, Sept. 24, Cointelegraph reported from the United States House Financial Services hearing with the chairman and four commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The hearing was informational and touched on a number of issues that have been plaguing the conversation in the U.S. about regulating cryptocurrencies — a conversation that the release […]

BitFlyer Adds 5 Altcoins to Its Trading Platforms in Europe and the US September 25, 2019

BitFlyer, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, is adding 5 new altcoins to its platforms in Europe and the United States. Five new altcoins added in Europe, three in US On Sept. 23, cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced that it is adding five new altcoins in Europe: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Lisk (LSK) and […]

Kik Shutting Down Popular Messaging App Due to ICO Legal Battle September 24, 2019

Disclaimer: This report previously stated that Kik was only considering shutting down its app and has been updated following new information from Kik. The Canadian social media and messaging app company Kik is considering shutting down its popular Kik messaging app. 70 reported layoffs at Kin subsidiary  In a Sept. 23 article, Israeli tech publication […]

Hours Before Bakkt: Top-20 Cryptos See Major Losses, but Bitcoin Is Up September 23, 2019

Sunday, Sept. 22 — crypto markets are seeing a wave of red amid the approaching launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Monday. Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency out of the top 20 that is attempting to gain momentum today, while the rest are seeing major losses, with some dropping over 7% in […]