Judge Rejects Multimillion Dollar Asset Plea in Crypto Fraud Case August 20, 2019

A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia (BC), Canada, has denied a motion to set aside an asset freeze, which was requested by the defendants in a multimillion dollar cryptocurrency fraud case. The defendants had filed to set aside an interim preservation order that was issued by the British Columbia Civil Forfeiture Office in order […]

Why Is the US Not Yet a Leader in Crypto Regulation? — Experts Answer August 5, 2019

Regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies have developed differently around the globe, ranging from outright bans to so-called “crypto-friendly” legislation. Despite being an economic leader, many within the crypto industry argue that the United States in particular has not yet gained a leading position among governments actively working to regulate this new technology.  […]

Elliptic Launches Data Set to Identify Crypto Money Laundering August 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has released the Elliptic Data Set, geared toward identifying cryptocurrency transactions associated with money laundering (AML). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2. Making the crypto world more transparent Having developed a data set of 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with a total value of […]

Croatian Post Launches Pilot Program for Crypto-to-Fiat Exchange July 25, 2019

The Croatian Post has partnered with Electrocoin to run a pilot program for a crypto-to-fiat exchange in the city of Zadar. The pilot service will reportedly enable crypto holders to convert Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Stellar (XLM), XRP and EOS to cash in one of the Croatian Post’s local offices, according to an announcement by […]

Roubini: BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer July 18, 2019

Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in the crypto space.  Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, also took aim specifically at the compliance policies of crypto exchange BitMEX in an essay entitled “The Great Crypto Heist.” The essay was […]

Vanuatu Extradicts Six Chinese Citizens Allegedly Involved in Crypto Scheme July 10, 2019

Vanuatu, a Pacific Island country, has extradited six Chinese citizens to the mainland, according to a report by Odaily Planet Daily on July 10.  The suspects were reportedly arrested in the course of an ongoing investigation of the PlusToken cryptocurrency platform which, according to the Yancheng Public Security Bureau, is a pyramid scheme.  As per […]

Chia Releases Green Paper Detailing Eco-Friendly Means of Crypto Mining July 9, 2019

San Francisco-based tech firm Chia Network has released a green paper that describes an eco-friendly means of mining cryptocurrencies. The green paper provides a description of how proof of space and proof of time create a “Nakamoto-style” consensus algorithm for Chia’s blockchain. Specifically, Chia proposes to “farm” rather than mine to verify blockchains that issue […]

Tether Stablecoin: Can the Crypto Market Live Without It? July 4, 2019

There is perhaps no other crypto asset more subject to scrutiny and accusations of impropriety than the Tether stablecoin. The startup behind the coin has been blamed for market manipulation while its business dealings and accounting practices have stirred up many concerns. Critics argue that Tether lacks transparency, possibly engages in criminal activity and does […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Repaid $100 Million to Stablecoin Operator Tether July 2, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced that it repaid $100 million of outstanding loan facility to stablecoin operator Tether in a post on its official blog on July 2. Per the announcement, Bitfinex made the repayment via wire transfer to Tether’s bank account and the amount was not yet due to be paid to the operator under […]

Kik Hands Off Defend Crypto Frund to The Blockchain Association June 28, 2019

The Blockchain Association, a collective of advocates involved with the blockchain industry, has taken over the Defend Crypto fund set up by Kik According to an official blog post on June 28, Kik — the company behind Kik Messenger and the kin (KIN) cryptocurrency — believes that the Blockchain Association “will be in the best […]

Crypto Exchange With 2 Million Users Launches Apps for Apple and Android Devices June 7, 2019

A crypto exchange that claims it has amassed more than 2 million registered users in the space of four months has released new apps for Android and Apple smartphones. As well as supporting transactions in a multitude of cryptocurrencies, Bitsdaq says its app offers real-time updates on movements in the markets — and enables users to […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers: BSV, BNB, LTC, BCH, DASH May 26, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Instant messaging service Telegram reportedly plans to launch […]

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Media Firm Secures $100 Million Investment for Crypto Project May 23, 2019

United States-based film producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media has unveiled a $100 million investment for a cryptocurrency-based film funding tool, entertainment industry news outlet TheWrap reported on May 23. Per the report, Proxima Media — which Kavanaugh founded and owns — announced plans for a new crypto-enabled financing tool for film, TV, music and other […]

White Hat Hackers Earn $32,000 for Finding Crypto Security Exploits in Last Two Months May 20, 2019

White hat hackers have earned $32,000 in bounties over the last two months by reporting security holes in crypto and blockchain projects, according to a report by Hard Fork on May 20. This lump sum of over $30,000 was distributed by 15 firms from March 28 to May 16 and documented in 30 public bug […]

Cybercriminals Sneak in Crypto Mining Malware via Confluence Software Exploit May 7, 2019

Cybercriminals are now reportedly exploiting known vulnerability CVE-2019-3396 in the software Confluence, a workspace productivity tool made by Atlassian, according to a report by security intelligence firm Trend Micro Inc. on May 7. The exploit that has been developed allows cybercriminals to stealthily install and run a monero (XMR) miner on a vulnerable computer, as […]

Cobinhood Crypto Exchange Co-Founder Ceases to Participate in Firm Following Disputes May 6, 2019

Co-founder of Taiwan-based crypto exchange Cobinhood has been removed from corporate affairs since late April 2019, the firm announced on its Telegram group on May 6. Tai-yuan Chen, also known as Popo Chen, has “ceased to participate” in the firm due to “personal and investor disputes,” the announcement says. Specifically, Cobinhood wrote that their team […]

Crypto Wallet Startup Ledger Detects Phishing Malware Targeting Desktop App April 26, 2019

Hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger has detected malware targeting its desktop application, according to a tweet on April 25. Ledger warned its users that the malware locally replaces the Ledger Live desktop app with a malicious one, and advised to follow security practices published on its blog. The company’s Twitter announcement specifically reads: “WARNING: we’ve […]

Digital Pet for Auction: ‘The Cutest Crypto Game’ to Support Online Education for Kids April 22, 2019

A decentralized crypto collectible game Blockchain Cuties Universe has put its unique digital pet named DartaNyan up for auction, which was specially created for it. The team says that all the raised funds will be spent on an education online platform, where kids and teens can start their own project. Online education for youth as […]

Cambridge Study: Lack Of Standard Terms for Crypto Hampers Global Regulatory Response April 17, 2019

The lack of standard global terminology for crypto assets is a major impediment for the adoption of clear regulatory policies in the industry, according to a study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released on April 16. According to the report, a variety of major terms in the crypto industry is often used […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, EOS, METAHASH, ETH, TRX, ETC April 14, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BCH, LTC, DASH, NEO, XEM April 6, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The surge in Bitcoin on April 2 pulled […]

US SEC Seeks Crypto Specialist Attorney Advisor to Develop Plan for Crypto Securities April 1, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to hire a crypto specialist attorney advisor for its Division of Trading and Markets (TM). The new job listing was posted on March 29 to the official government employment portal, USAJobs. The successful candidate will reportedly be tasked with establishing “a comprehensive plan to address […]

Russian Social Media Giant VK Eyes Launching its Own Crypto: Report March 31, 2019

The most popular social media platform in Russia, VKontakte (VK), is considering developing its own cryptocurrency, local news outlet RNS reported on March 28. Per the report, an unspecified person familiar with the company’s plans told the outlet that the project involves the creation of individual cryptocurrency accounts for all the users of the platform. […]

Major Crypto Exchanges Huobi Global and OKEx Launch Support for Tron-Based USDT March 22, 2019

Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin Tether. The developments were announced in two official announcements, both published on March 21. In early March, blockchain protocol Tron (TRX) and Tether, issuer of stalwart stablecoins USDT and EURT, announced their partnership […]

Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Users March 15, 2019

A Google Chrome browser extension tricking users into participating in a fake airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi claimed over 200 victims, a security researcher reported in a blog post on March 14. The extension for Chrome web browser, with the name NoCoin, gained 230 downloads before Google deleted it, according to Harry Denley, who runs […]