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Meet 0x: The Protocol That Lets You Trade Ethereum Tokens For Free

A decentralized exchange protocol called 0x has raised an undisclosed sum as part of a bid to serve the rapidly growing economy of tokens being created on the ethereum blockchain. Polychain Capital, Blockchain Capital and Pantera Capital, along with Chinese investment firms Jen Advisors and FBG Capital, all participated in …

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Digital Currency Exchange Celery Freezes Deposits And Withdrawals

New York-based digital currency exchange Celery has suspended its services, but has thus far declined to comment on the reason why. The exchange – which was launched in mid-2014 by trading platform provider BTX Trader with the aim of appealing to consumers – has frozen withdrawals, deposits and orders, according …

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Service Freeze Continues at Digital Currency Exchange Celery

Services remain halted on digital currency exchange Celery, a week after the freeze was first announced. On 4th May, the New York-based exchange posted an update to its website, stating that it was suspending withdrawals, deposits and existing orders. Yet the statement was short on details, and as of today, …

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Ethereum Client Update Issue Costs Cryptocurrency Exchange $14 Million

A Canadian digital currency exchange is out as much as $14m worth of the cryptocurrency ether. According to social media posts and a subsequent statement from Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX, the issue arose through its use of a “splitter contract” which was utilized to separate incoming ethers and classic ethers (another cryptocurrency …

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Hong Kong ‘Needs to Commit to DLT’, Advisory Group Says

The government of Hong Kong should lead the way on blockchain, a financial services advisory group said today. The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), formed in 2013 to provide guidance on industry issues, put out a new discussion paper published this morning that calls for government action in several key …

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Vermont Lawmakers Eye Jobs, Tax Revenue in Blockchain Push

Vermont is close to approving a study of how blockchain could help the state. State lawmakers want to see how they could attract startups working with the tech, and by consequence, boost employment and drive new revenue sources, according to the text of Senate Bill 135. Agencies such as the …

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Hungary’s Central Bank Organizes Task Force Against OneCoin

Hungary’s government has set its sights on OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent. The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), the country’s central bank, announced today that it is part of a wide-ranging task force aimed at cracking down on “certain elements of the alleged pyramid scheme”. …

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France’s Government is Beginning a Blockchain Research Effort

The French government has convened a new working group focused on blockchain. The effort is being spearheaded by France Stratégie, a commission that reports to the office of French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Founded in 2013, France Stratégie acts as a kind of research and strategy development office on socioeconomic …

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UN Agency Launches Cryptocurrency Cybercrime Training

The United Nations agency dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and organized crime has developed a new cryptocurrency training program. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed its “Cryptocurrency Investigation Train-the-Trainers” this week, partnering with law enforcement officials from 22 countries on the sessions. What’s happening: According to UNODC …

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Blockchain Regulation: Is Europe Getting It Right?

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. What do we mean by ‘blockchain regulation’? It’s something we hear governments, incumbents …

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SEC Petition Calls for Blockchain Token Rules

A New York-based broker-dealer has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to propose rules to cover blockchain-based assets. According to the petition, Ouisa Capital wants the SEC to weigh in on the use of crypto tokens and resolve “the lack of regulatory clarity with respect to the regulation of …

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Coinbase Users Ask Court to Stop IRS Bitcoin Tax Hunt

Two unnamed Coinbase customers are seeking to stop the IRS from obtaining records on the digital currency exchange’s user base. On 15th May, law firm Berns Weiss LLP filed a motion seeking to quash – legal-speak for rendering invalid – the IRS summons, which it first submitted in November. At …

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Just 7 People Complained to the CFPB About Bitcoin in 2016

New data shows American consumers filed a total of just seven complaints with the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2016. The CFPB was created in the wake of the financial crisis of the late 2000s as part of a bid to more closely scrutinize financial products and services …

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3 Dead Cats And A Moon: A Guide to Bitcoin’s Price Consolidation

Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, angel investor, derivatives trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest feature, Woo takes a tongue-in-cheek look at bitcoin’s historical market performance, ultimately proposing a bitcoin-specific macroscopic trading pattern he believes can predict the price. Here at Woobull Labs, we take data driven analysis very seriously. …

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