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More Bitcoin ETF hopes dashed after SEC says it’s ‘inappropriate’

According to a note from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) put forward by Blockforce Capital’s Reality Shares ETF Trusts has been withdrawn. Reality Shares has requested its application to obtain the SEC’s approval of its ETF to be rescinded on the advice of the commission. A lawyer representing Reality […]

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The pros, cons, and taboo nature of enforcing smaller Bitcoin blocks

The Bitcoin BTC network is a behemoth, and much of its strength is defined by the number of machines validating transactions on the network. Its code is also highly calibrated. Very specific variables were set throughout its development, and dogmatic allegiance to certain settings has defined much of what Bitcoin‘s blockchain is today. This means altering […]

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Coinbase handed out a $30K bounty for a critical bug in its systems

Another day, another bug. Cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has handed out a massive $30,000 bug bounty for a critical vulnerability in its systems. The flaw was logged on February 12 via Coinbase‘s vulnerability disclosure program on HackerOne. A Coinbase spokesperson confirmed to Hard Fork the vulnerability has since been fixed, but could not provide any […]

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Intel takes on IBM and Microsoft with its own ‘off-the-shelf’ blockchain packages

Intel is expanding its blockchain offering even further to make it easier for businesses to get into the blockchain game. According to marketing materials published earlier this month, the computer hardware and infrastructure manufacturer has launched what it’s calling ‘Intel Select Solution for Blockchain: Hyperledger Fabric.’ Under the surface this actually isn’t a change to […]

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How Twitter’s Jack Dorsey became Bitcoin’s unlikely champion

Blockchain has a new unexpected hero: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Although up until recently the cryptocurrency community would routinely grill Dorsey over Twitter’s notorious Bitcoin giveaway scam epidemic, the micro-blogging service’s chief has found a new fandom among staunch Bitcoin BTC supporters; and it all began on the Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Following a […]

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Blockchain investment still lags behind fintech despite record-breaking 2018

European blockchain technology companies had a record year in terms of VC investment in 2018, although overshadowed by funding going into financial technology (fintech) companies. According to Innovate Finance’s ‘2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape‘ report , the European blockchain and cryptocurrency industry witnessed a series of significant deals, but notably just four deals amounted to over […]

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Public pensions back new $40M blockchain fund raised by Morgan Creek

A prominent digital asset firm has revealed it successfully closed a new $40 million blockchain-specific venture capital fund, thanks largely to contributions made by two public pensions. Morgan Creek Digital, a hedge fund backed by institutional powerhouse Morgan Creek Capital, has launched what it calls the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund, geared entirely toward investing […]

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12 Bitcoin scammers extradited to US for selling fake cars on eBay

An international cryptocurrency fraud cartel has been busted by a joint investigation between US and foreign authorities. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that it has charged 20 people, including 16 foreigners for being part of an international organized crime syndicate that saw American citizens defrauded for millions of dollars. “The defendants […]

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We tagged Amsterdam Central Station with LONG BITCOIN SHORT THE BANKERS

The White House has been tagged with digital Bitcoin BTC graffiti, thanks to a new augmented reality platform powered by cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s World allows anyone in the world to add text, images, and GIFs to real world settings for a small Bitcoin fee. Posts are made viewable through a special Google Maps feed. It was launched […]

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A primer on QuadrigaCX, the curious $134M cryptocurrency mystery

QuadrigaCX, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, made headlines all over the world after the sudden death of its founder resulted in the loss of $134 million of users’ funds. The news came months after the troubled exchange had been complaining about banking issues, with some users describing problems with fiat and crypto withdrawals. Given […]

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Hype is killing blockchain technology

I started covering blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in 2015. At that time, Bitcoin was being increasingly dismissed by mainstream finance, but its underlying decentralized ledger technology was beginning to pique the interest of most innovators in that space. After a three-year hiatus, I’m back writing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and it’s fair to say […]

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This startup is putting degrees on the blockchain to beat fake diplomas

Fake diplomas and embellished work experience are a bigger problem than you might realize. There are a growing number of websites offering counterfeit degree certificates, from made-up universities. BBC research found one website had made over 200,000 fake certificates in 2015, making over £37 million in the process. What’s more, the e-learning market is booming. It’s […]

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