Six EU Nations Sign Agreement to Regulate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Government of Malta this week announced the signing of a joint declaration of cooperation on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). They joined a group of six other Southern European countries; France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Transformative Technology The countries released a joint-statement noting a shared view that the digital sphere is an ideal …

Report: The Biggest Crypto Bears Are Selfish Chinese Miners

Many have been wondering which group represents the majority of crypto bears recently as prices keep plummeting. Those that got into crypto within the last year have likely fled the scene with tails between their legs and burnt fingers. That leaves long term hodlers, institutional investors, and Chinese crypto miners. Chinese Miners Playing the Short …

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Crypto Winter is Getting Colder

Cryptocurrency markets still falling; Bitcoin Cash is almost dead, Maker and Tezos in pain. Red is the dominant colour on crypto markets for yet another day as Bitcoin and its brethren continue their downward slide. There has been no letup in bearish pressure as market capitalization falls back to around $120 billion. More stories of …

Congressman Finalizing Bill to Exempt ICOs from Securities Laws

Republican Congressman Warren Davidson, an avowed bitcoin adn blockchain fan, plans to introduce federal legislation that will regulate initial coin offerings (ICO) and cryptocurrencies. The bill would create an “asset class” for tokens, which would prevent them from “being classified as securities, but would also allow the federal government to regulate initial coin offerings more …

Bitfury Is Implementing Lightning Into Crypto Payment Platform Paytomat

The Bitfury Group has recently announced a partnership with crypto payment processing system Paytomat, working to bring the Lightning Network to Paytomat’s participating merchants. According to a recent Medium post made by LightningPeach, “Bitfury’s in-house specialized Lightning Network engineering team,” the Bitfury Group is pouring its resources into Paytomat’s wallet and vendor system, enabling “users …

Nearly Every Major Cryptocurrency is Down at Least 90% from its Peak

Earlier this year, in February, Tom Lee — co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, the first Wall Street strategy firm to embrace bitcoin — opined that the crypto market had turned a corner and would see new highs in July. Nine months and several year-end price target reductions later, cryptocurrency assets remain firmly in the red. …

OKEx Launches a ‘Timeless’ Bitcoin Derivatives Product

On Monday, Malta-based Crypto Exchange, OKEx, launched a product which it says, ‘perfects’ its derivatives product suite. The ‘Perpetual Swap’ is a peer-to-peer virtual derivative with no expiry date, and daily settlement. Letter Swap In a fancy South Korean hotel ballroom, rife with media and guests shipped in from around the world, OKEx excitedly launched …