Ethereum 

Telegram Hit By New SEC Evidence Showing Token Trading After ICO

The SEC has produced new evidence in its case against Telegram, which shows that the company was engaged in trading Gram tokens several months after its initial coin offering (ICO). Messaging app Telegram has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from the sale of Gram tokens between January and March 2018 should have been registered with the authority because the tokens constitute a security. Telegram has consistently refuted these claims and published a statement last week to address…

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Blockchain 

Here are the Key Drivers

The crypto space is again back in the news after having had a turbulent period in the second half of 2019 and one of the crypto tokens that has come to attention recently is Chainlink (LINK). Key Drivers Some market analysts now believe that this little-known cryptocurrency is actually doing much better than Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap. At the start of the year, Bitcoin had been in the doldrums but the turmoil in the Middle East due to the assassination of an Iranian general…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex and Tether Lawsuit Revised After Plaintiffs Drop Action

Controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its sister stablecoin issuer Tether have had a lawsuit against them withdrawn by two plaintiffs and re-filed with the addition of a new plaintiff. The two companies were accused of creating “the largest bubble in human history” in a lawsuit filed in New York in October, which alleged that Bitfinex and Tether manipulated the crypto market out of up to US$1.4 trillion. A second, similar case was then brought against the two companies by Eric Young and Adam Kutz, who claimed that Bitfinex and Tether…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Jumps Another 28%

The crypto space has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the course of the past year, during which many cryptocurrencies have had their time in the sun, and one of the more notables tokens to considers in this regard is Bitcoin SV (BSV). Key Drivers In a development that will come as a major boost for investors in the token, Bitcoin SV has managed to break out into a rally on a day on when the wider market has remained largely stagnant. BSV has been in the middle…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum Dev Indicted By Grand Jury Over North Korea Appearance

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) after speaking at a cryptocurrency conference hosted by the North Korean government last April. Griffith was initially arrested on Thanksgiving at Los Angeles Internation Airport after FBI Special Agent Brandon M. Cavanaugh alleged that the Ethereum dev had breached the IEEPA in traveling to North Korea without authorization and providing knowledge on how the country can utilize blockchain technology to launder money and evade sanctions. The case was…

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Ethereum 

BlockFi Includes Litecoin and USDC in Lending Portfolio

Cryptocurrency has gone through a lot of new developments over the past few months and today, cryptocurrency lending company BlockFi made a major new announcement. The company, which operates its own platform, announced today that it has added support for two more digital assets. Major Expansion The company announced that from now on, loans can be disbursed in the form of Litecoin as well as in the stablecoin USDC. USDC is backed by the United States Dollar. This is a significant development for Litecoin and USDC, as both those cryptocurrencies…

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Blockchain 

Libra Exec Boasts Project’s Benefits Over Bitcoin at CES 2020

The vice-chairman of the Libra Association has been touting the benefits of the project over Bitcoin at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Dante Disparte, the vice-chairman of the non-profit organization overseeing the proposed digital currency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), was speaking at the Digital Money Forum of the CES, where he emphasized Libra’s advantages over Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency in the world. “Bitcoin as an asset class has proven that mathematical scarcity can support an incredibly exciting asset,” said Disparte, before adding, “It’s not a means of…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin (BTC) Soars Above $8K Mark on Geopolitical Concerns

One of the most remarkable events in the crypto space took place in the first half of 2019 when Bitcoin (BTC) went on a remarkable rally that almost mirrored the rally from 2017. However, the rally soon fizzled out, and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap. That being said, BTC has managed to make a remarkable comeback in 2020, and today it breached the psychologically important level of $8,000. It should also be noted that the token hit its…

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Blockchain 

Telegram Releases Eagerly Awaited Update on Future of TON

Messenger app Telegram has released a long-awaited update on the future of its TON blockchain and its native Gram tokens, clarifying certain aspects of the project as it remains embroiled in a lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission as to whether two ICOs conducted in 2018 should have been registered with the commission. Telegram messenger is an immensely popular platform in the world of crypto, central to the discourse on the topic, and has been working on developing its own blockchain since 2017. Multiple rumors have been spreading…

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Blockchain 

BDeFi Invites Government Partnerships to Create a Singular and Global Stablecoin Platform with Integrated KYC

(November 30, 2019) – When it comes to onboarding new customers, whether by banks, financial institutions, or crypto exchanges, there is currently no one global KYC system or platform, leading to a very costly and chaotic situation. One venture, BDeFi, is working to revolutionize the global KYC system with a stablecoin-based blockchain platform. A recent global survey of crypto exchanges found that nearly 70% of these did not have a ‘complete and transparent’ KYC procedure, and only 26 percent could ensure high anti-AML procedures. The global KYC costs are around…

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