The Moscow Exchange Prepares Infrastructure to Conduct ICOs

The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) is preparing infrastructure that will allow companies to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs), which it expects to launch this year, Reuters reported June 8. The exchange is reportedly working on the development of basic infrastructure for companies to participate in ICOs and publish token sale data. According to Moscow Exchange CEO Alexander Afanasiev, the… Read More »

E*Trade Explores Blockchain Despite CIO’s Doubts

“It feels more like a solution waiting for tangible problems to emerge,” said E-Trade CIO Lance Braunstein. “We don’t have a dying need to use blockchain.” E*Trade is reportedly undertaking an aggressive campaign to bring its tech into the 21st century. From AI chatbots to automation, the online stock brokerage platform is determined to revitalize its image. Blockchain… Read More »

Bitmain Doesn’t Have a Secret Crypto Mining Operation: Jihan Wu

Advertisement Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on for just $39 per month. Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu categorically denied that the mining hardware manufacturer secretly uses its newly-developed devices before making them available to the general public. Wu made this claim during an interview with Fortune, hitting back against rumors and reports that, after developing an application-specific… Read More »

Mastercard Files Patent for Blockchain System to Secure Card Payments

Financial services provider Mastercard has filed a patent for a blockchain system to provide faster and more secure payments on their cards, according to US Patent and Trademark Office USPTO patent filing released June 7. The patent application dubbed “Method And System For Payment Card Verification Via Blockchain” describes a public blockchain-assisted conveyance and retrieval of payment processes… Read More »

How LockTrip Is Disrupting the Travel Market with $500,000 Giveaway · June 8, 2018 · 6:00 pm… Airbnb… LockTrip. The booking revolution is here and LockTrip is the only company truly disrupting and decentralizing. By utilizing the power of the blockchain, LockTrip is able to save their users up to 30% more than their popular competitors. With properties in Europe being 20% cheaper on average, now is… Read More »

Bank of Italy Deputy Governor: Gov’t Cryptocurrencies Can Save EU up to €76 Bln

Fabio Panetta, deputy governor of the Bank of Italy, gave a keynote address focused on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) at the SUERF/BAFFI CAREFIN Centre Conference in Milan Thursday, June 7. Unlike cryptocurrencies – “a liability belonging to nobody” – the deputy governor stressed from the outset that a CBDC would be a liability of the central bank,… Read More »

Bithumb Cleared Of Suspicion By Korean Tax Agency

Prominent South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been cleared of concern over possible tax evasion and dubious business practices after a three-month investigation by the country’s National Tax Service. Bithumb, alongside fellow exchange UPbit, was targeted by a number of South Korean government agencies, including the National Tax Service (NTS), the Financial Services Commission (FSC), and the Korea… Read More »

Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3 May Run Out of Money by Next Year: Report

Advertisement Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on for just $39 per month. Enterprise blockchain startup R3 is burning through cash at a breakneck pace and could be out of money by the first quarter of 2019, sources say. R3 Could Be Out of Money by 2019: Report Citing interviews with two former employees, Fortune reports that… Read More »

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, June 08

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. At the beginning of the year, the analysts were very bullish… Read More »

Bitcoin ETF May Come Soon as Prominent Firms Collaborate

Osato Avan-Nomayo · June 8, 2018 · 5:00 pm VanEck and SolidX, two prominent firms in the digital asset space, have agreed to collaborate in launching a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Both companies have previously tried to launch a Bitcoin ETF offering but failed to receive regulatory clearance.  ‘A Clear Understanding of the Potential of Bitcoin’ VanEck and… Read More »