U.S. securities regulator unveils proposal to ease ETF approvals


(June 28th, 2018) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday voted unanimously to propose easing its rules for approving low-risk exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in what could potentially be a major win for the $3.5 trillion market.

Source: Reuters



Microsoft Introduces Blockchain Payment System for Xbox, With Billion-Dollar Game Developer on Board


(June 29th, 2018) - Microsoft is planning to slash operational costs by introducing a new blockchain to manage royalty payments for gaming developers. 

Source: DailyHodl



Kenya Gets Its First Bitcoin ATM As Interest Rises in the Country


(June 29th, 2018) - Kenya has seen the installation of its first Bitcoin ATM amid the currency’s rising popularity in the East African nation and despite market prices taking a tumble in recent months.

Source: LiveBitcoinNews



European Authorities Seize $5.2 Million in Cryptocurrency in Continent’s Largest LSD Bust


(June 29th, 2018) - European law enforcement agency Europol and the Spanish Civil Guard recently seized $5.2 million in bitcoin other cryptocurrencies, along with 800,000 doses of LSD, in what’s being described as the largest LSD bust the continent has ever seen.

Source: CryptoGlobe



Mt Gox has been ordered to pay back the money – totally in Bitcoin


(June 29th, 2018) - The once-flourishing cryptocurrency trading exchange has been issued with a court order to repay the money back to victims who lost funds in the 2014 Bitcoin hack. The order is now under the civil rehabilitation and not under bankruptcy charges.

Source: CoinInsider



EOS Transaction Costs Stall Airdrops, One Individual Might Control Half of BPs, Plus Dan Larimer Throws Out the Constitution


(June 27th, 2018) - A sybil attack is where one individual pretends to be 100 different accounts, with eos seemingly having no defense against it where it concerns Block Producers (BP) which effectively run and control the network.

Source: TrustNodes



Facebook reverses its crypto ad ban


(June 26th, 2018) - As there’s clearly too much ad revenue potential to ignore, Facebook today announced it’s reversing its cryptocurrency ad ban effective immediately. The decision comes with a few caveats, however. The company says it will allow ads and related content from “pre-approved advisers,” but will still not allow ads promoting binary options and initial coin offerings.

Source: Tech Crunch



EU Report: State Cryptocurrencies Could Create a Stable Financial System


(June 26th, 2018) - An EU report has concluded that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could pave the way towards a more stable financial system due to their ‘disruptive’ ability. It also recognised the opportunities for oppressed countries to use cryptocurrencies, but highlighted the risks of volatility in the crypto market.

Source: NewsBTC



EOS Block Producer Faces Legal Action After Goof-Up


(June 26th, 2018) - EOS is once again in the limelight after a block producer failed to comply with an ECAF order to update their config and block 27 accounts. The block producer responsible for the fiasco now, apparently, faces legal action.

Source: Blokt



Korean Crypto Exchange Comically Trashes $650,000 by Leaking Users’ Private Keys


(June 26th, 2018) - Hani, a mainstream media outlet in South Korea, has reported on Sunday that Bitkoex, a small crypto exchange in the country, absurdly released $650,000 worth of user data in a group chat.

Source: CCN



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