(May 9th, 2018) - A U.S. state has issued emergency cease and desist orders to two companies and related persons purportedly engaged in cryptocurrency investment schemes. The first company posted videos of three mining farms composed of online stock images, according to the order. Both companies made numerous materially misleading claims and violated U.S. securities laws.
(May 9th, 2018) - Trump appointed SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has become the first senior official at the SEC to thoroughly address the role of SEC in the tokens and ICO space during a speech at the Medici Conference in Los Angeles.
(May 8th, 2018) - Facebook just announced it’s creating a new team dedicated to exploring how the social media giant can use blockchain technology.
(May 8th, 2018) - An independent security researcher found that sites running outdated Drupal versions are getting hit with cryptojacking scripts from Coinhive.
(May 8th, 2018) - A Russian court yesterday recognised cryptocurency as valuable property in bankruptcy proceedings - in a significant ruling for the industry.
(May 8th, 2018) - Virtual Currency charities are growing in the crypto space. In San Francisco, a charity was able to raise $14 million dollars in donations gathered in Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple. The intention is to give a solution to homeless people living on the nearby area.
(May 7th, 2018) - Last December’s introduction of Bitcoin futures, which gave investors an opportunity to bet against the value of the coin, played a large role in the late-2017 and early-2018 price decline, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
(May 7th, 2018) - The anonymity focused Monero cryptocurrency with a market cap of some $3.5 billion seems to be under attack following an asics hardfork which wiped out much of their hashrate.
(May 6th, 2018) - Vietnam’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Vietnam, recently saw the government seize its domain – Bitcoin.vn – and fine it as it was “operating a blog without a proper license.” The exchange has been operating since 2014, and has played an important role in getting the country’s bitcoin scene off the ground.
(May 6th, 2018) - Secondary ticketing in the UK is a billion-dollar problem, one that Aventus hopes to solve with blockchain technology.