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Italian Parliament approves blockchain bill

As reported by Cointelegraph, the lower house of the Italian parliament has now adopted the bill on distributed ledger technologies. This bill,...

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Facebook: Summary and thoughts on the Libra whitepaper

This morning, Facebook has finally released its long-awaited whitepaper describing its blockchain and stablecoin project codenamed Libra, as well as more detailed...

Long-awaited Tzero platform launches

In an important development for the blockchain industry in general and the security token industry in particular, Overstock’s security token trading platform...

A project aiming at boosting liquidity for stablecoins

As reported by The Block, the Stablehouse.io project seeking a Bermuda license, is building a clearing house for stablecoins like USDT, USDC...

Wyoming Senate recognizes some cryptocurrencies as money but fails to lead on utility tokens

According to The Block, on February 2, the Senate of the state of Wyoming passed a bill (the text available here) classifying...

The surprising richness of the Ethereum development infrastructure

One of the predominant narratives around the blockchain space has been that, while there are positive exceptions, as far as projects go,...

Dfinity, part 3. The economic and governance challenges for the project

In the previous two articles in this series, we have discussed the core ambitious objectives the Dfinity project is trying to achieve...

Arwen may allow trustless off-chain trading of cryptos

Exchanges are arguably the weakest element of the nascent blockchain ecosystem. Their centralized nature creates all kinds of risks for users: from...

New Hampshire may allow state payments in Bitcoin

A bill has been introduced in the New Hampshire state legislature whose aim is to allow for payments of state fees and...

Brighter prospects for digital lending on Ethereum

Many experts believe that, despite a multitude of possible uses, one of the most promising applications of the blockchain (if not the...

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Questions answered on Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum research team working on the so-called Ethereum 2.0 (also called Serenity), a thoroughgoing update of the platform that will introduce...

How useful have Bitcoin and other cryptos been in Venezuela?

Most people who have heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies associate them with anything but humanitarian relief, yet, that is exactly what...

The ProgPOW vote and the feasibility of voting-based blockchain governance

While it appears that the majority of the Etrereum community has not been paying too much attention to the issue, the vocal...

The QuadrigaCX drama

In the last few days, the crypto world has been fascinated by the dramatic events around the Canadian QuadrigaCX crypto exchange.

Security Alert! Parity patches vulnerability in its Ethereum client

Parity, the provider of one of the two main Ethereum clients, has discovered and patched a vulnerability in its software. It would...

Long-awaited Tzero platform launches

In an important development for the blockchain industry in general and the security token industry in particular, Overstock’s security token trading platform Tzero that will function in compliance with the U.S. regulations went...

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Kik will contest the potential SEC action against its ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has so far not met any pushback in its dubious and archaic effort to squeeze...

Pyrofex claims to have developed a better consensus protocol than Ethereum’s Casper

Pyrofex is a U. S.-based company that has, among other projects, been working together with RChain Cooperative on the RChain project. Like...

Plasma Group allows developers to easily deploy plasma chains

Plasma Group, an open-source project powered by individual donations, has announced a toolbox allowing developers to easily deploy, and interact with, plasma...

Binance will allow to buy cryptos with credit cards

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance now accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards for crypto purchases, according to Coindesk. At present, clients...

Ripple’s market cap may be inflated by $6.1 billion

In a bombshell report, a respected cryptocurrency research firm Messari claims that the reported market cap of the second biggest cryptocurrency XRP...

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What Stiglitz does not get about crypto

There are many valid reproaches that may be made to the still young, but, hopefully, quickly maturing, blockchain industry. There is still not a single...

What Whiteblock revealed about Syscoin

Today, as expected and discussed in my previous article on the subject, performance testing company Whiteblock released the results of its testing of the Syscoin...

Security tokens: neither an immediate bonanza, nor a fluke

With the stagnation, if not an outright crash of the ICO market in 2018, the focus of hype in the blockchain space has...

Long-awaited Tzero platform launches

In an important development for the blockchain industry in general and the security token industry in particular, Overstock’s security token trading platform Tzero...

A conflict of crypto visions?

The nascent blockchain ecosystem has already seen many fierce debates characterized by two well-defined camps in each case. Whether it is a good...

New Samsung Galaxy may feature a blockchain keystore

According to the leaked photos posted by Twitter user Ben Genskin (@venyagenskin1), the new flagship Samsung smartphone Galaxy S10 will come with a...

Security Alert! Parity patches vulnerability in its Ethereum client

Parity, the provider of one of the two main Ethereum clients, has discovered and patched a vulnerability in its software. It would allow...

Week in crypto, 04/02/2019 – 10/02/2019

In this weekly feature, we provide a synthesis of the prominent developments in the world of crypto, blockchain gaming and related areas that...

SEC to clarify its stance on digital tokens

The threat of legal repercussions for token-issuing projects from the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may be one of the largest...