Singapore’s First Legal Trial Over Bitcoin Trading Disputes Began Today


(November 21st, 2018) - Singapore’s first cryptocurrency trial over questionable trading practices began today as the market maker and liquidity provider B2C2 sues cryptocurrency exchange Quoine. The charge? B2C2 maintains that Quoine wrongfully reversed seven trades in April 2017 that lead to proceeds being deducted without B2C2’s authorization.

Source: CCN



U.S. Government Funding Blockchain: Department of Homeland Security Accepting Proposals


(November 19th, 2018) - The Department of Homeland Security posted a solicitation for proposals for companies that can improve government processes using the blockchain. Accepted proposals would receive up to $800,000 in government funding.

Source: CryptoSlate



US Justice Department Probes Tether for Bitcoin Price Manipulation: Report


(November 20th, 2018) - The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly opened a probe into whether Tether, the eponymous issuer of the USD-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin tether (USDT), has engaged in illegal market manipulation to prop up the bitcoin price.

Source: CCN



ICE’s Bakkt Delays Bitcoin Futures Launch


(November 20th, 2018) - Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin futures trading platform is delaying its formal launch.

Announced Tuesday via a company blog post, Bakkt’s first product, unveiled in August, has now been postponed to Jan. 24, 2019. Trading and warehouse operations are both expected to begin on that date.

Source: CoinDesk



Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’


(November 18th, 2018) - “Can we stop talking about my bad brother?”

That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies.

Source: CoinDesk



Kraken on Bitcoin SV (BSV): It’s ‘High Risk’ & Doesn’t Meet Listing Requirements


(November 19th, 2018) - As the dust begins to settle from last week’s Bitcoin Cash hard fork, crypto exchanges are now signaling which version will receive the “BCH” ticker symbol, as well as to what extent and on what terms they will support the other blockchain.

Source: CCN



IMF Chief Lagarde: Central Banks Should ‘Consider’ Issuing Digital Currency


(November 14th, 2018) - The Managing Director and Chairperson of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has called on central banks around the world to consider issuing digital currencies.

Source: CCN



Oil Industry Backed Blockchain Energy Platform Launching This Month


(November 13th, 2018) - Some of the biggest names in the energy sector have come together with equally large banks and financial institutions in order to launch a blockchain based energy commodity platform before the end of the year.

Source: NewsBTC



Gregory Maxwell Admits He Emailed Craig Wright to Offer Assistance


(November 11th, 2018) - Gregory Maxwell, co-founder of Blockstream, a for-profit start-up that employs many Bitcoin Core devs, has admitted he has offered tactical assistance to an individual he himself has called a fraud.

Source: TrustNodes



Hackers Infiltrate 600K Websites Through StatCounter in Search of Bitcoin


(November 7th, 2018) - Cybercriminals have hacked one of the largest website traffic analytics platforms on the web, and with it have injected malicious code into over 600,000 websites in an attempt to gain access to Bitcoin held at cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io.

Source: NewsBTC



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