ERC-20 Co-Author Proposes New ICO Model to Protect Investors from Fraudulent Token Sales

The Ethereum (ETH) developer that co-authored the ERC-20 token standard has introduced a new model for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Czech business news outlet Kurzy reports Oct. 31. Speaking at Ethereum’s annual Devcon conference in Prague Oct. 30, Fabian Vogelsteller, also the main developer of decentralized application (DApp) browser Mist, proposed a new approach for …

Crypto Security Company Ledger Opens Branch in Hong Kong

Crypto hardware wallet firm Ledger has announced it is opening a new branch in Hong Kong, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Wednesday, Oct. 31. One of the leading hardware wallet manufacturers with headquarters in Paris and San Francisco, Ledger also reveals that it has assigned Benjamin Soong as head of the Asia …

Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Research Lab

Chinese retail giant JD.com is further gaining a foothold in blockchain technology by launching a research lab for blockchain in partnership with two technology institutes, according to an announcement published Oct. 30. Jingdong Group (JD.com) is a leading Chinese e-commerce company, controlling roughly 30 percent of the business-to-consumer online market in China with 314 million …

Election Commission Head Says ‘Blockchain’ Sounds Like Prison, Suggests ‘Rebranding’

The topic of implementing blockchain technology for voting was discussed at an event hosted by the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC), local state-owned news agency TASS reported Oct. 29. Speaking at the Election Commission’s conference to celebrate 25 years of Russia’s electoral system, participants and officials discussed electronic voting, including blockchain-powered solutions. In a response …

60% of Americans Think Crypto Should Be Treated as Fiat in Political Campaigns

A new survey by blockchain-oriented research firm Clovr showed that 60 percent of respondents think that cryptocurrency should be treated like fiat currency in political elections. In the course of its research, Clovr surveyed 1,023 eligible voters registered in the U.S. for their understanding of what impact virtual currency could exert on the political process. …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 29

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Hackers stole 913 bitcoins from Canadian cryptocurrency exchange MapleChange. …

Hitachi and India’s Largest Gov’t-Owned Bank Partner on Major Digital Payments Platform

Hitachi Payments has partnered with the State Bank of India (SBI) to establish a nationwide digital payments platform, according to a press release published by Hitachi Oct. 29. Under the aegis of the government’s “Digital India” campaign, Hitachi will provide SBI with solutions including its Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform “Lumada,” which was implemented as the base …

EOS, Ripple, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Monero

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Google Expert Developer Joins Ripple to Lead Crypto-Powered Payments Network RippleNet

Ripple has recently hired a former senior developer at Google’s new wireless messaging service as vice president of products, Reuters reports Friday, Oct. 26. The U.S. tech company that backs the third top cryptocurrency by market cap, Ripple (XRP), has confirmed to Reuters that Amir Sarhangi is leaving his position at Google to lead Ripple’s …

We Should Not ‘Scurry to Keep Pace’ With Fintech, Says CFTC Commissioner

A new commissioner at U.S. regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) repeated called for handling fintech – including blockchain and cryptocurrency – with an “open mind” in a speech Thursday, Oct. 25. Speaking at the 2018 International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Annual Japan Conference in Tokyo, Rostin Behnam, who has now held the …