The Latest Bitcoin News

March, 2019

  • 16 March

    Ethereum and Similar Cryptos are not Securities: SEC Chairman

    The chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, recently reaffirmed his position on Ethereum and other similar cryptocurrencies, clarifying that they are not securities. This subject has been a controversial one in the crypto space, but Clayton confirmed that those types of digital currencies are not subject to the country’s securities laws. Some cryptos are not securities …

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  • 15 March

    Permissioned Platforms to Lead Blockchain Adoption: EU Report

    A new report by the European Union is of the view that the first wave of blockchain technology adoption will come from permissioned platforms that are focused on specific areas or target a set of user bases. In its paper published last week, the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum talked about the issue of blockchain tech and the various steps needed …

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  • 14 March

    Thai SEC Approves Maiden ICO Portal in the Country

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Thailand has approved the first portal for ICOs in the country, according to reports from local media outlets. The primary purposes of the initial coin offerings portal in the country are to help the agency vet tokens, carry out research on crypto projects, ensure that they follow their whitepaper roadmap, and verify their …

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  • 13 March

    Blockchain ETF Now Available on the London Stock Exchange

    The cryptocurrency community continues to wait for a Bitcoin ETF, but in the meantime, they will get to enjoy a blockchain ETF. A blockchain ETF was recently launched on the London Stock Exchange, and it is expected to target companies using blockchain technology. Invesco introduces a Blockchain ETF Invesco, a large, US-based investment management firm that is traded on the …

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  • 11 March

    Leading Swiss Exchange SIX to Launch XRP Exchange-Traded Product

    Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX, might be listing another crypto-base exchange-traded product (ETP) that would track the price of Ripple’s XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency by total market cap, narrowly trailing Ether (ETH). In an interview with CoinDesk, co-founder and CEO of Swiss company Amun AG, Hany Rashwan, said that his company has received approval from SIX to issue the …

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  • 10 March

    Fidelity’s Digital Asset Now Live With Select Clients

    Leading United States-based financial services firm, Fidelity, has officially launched Fidelity Digital Assets with a small group of clients. This news comes via an announcement made on the company’s Twitter yesterday, with a link to a January 31st post on its Medium blog. The full Tweet read: “We are live with a select group of eligible clients and will continue …

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  • 9 March

    TRC-20-based USDT Stablecoin to Launch Soon

    TRC-20-based USDT Stablecoin to Launch SoDespite the numerous controversies that embroiled it over the past several months, Tether does not seem to want to go away. The cryptocurrency, or stablecoin, continues to be the most valuable stablecoin on the market now and the team is dedicated to ensuring that it retains that position over the long haul. Tether partners with …

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  • 8 March

    Bumble Bee Foods to Employ Blockchain to Track Journey of its Tuna

    Bumble Bee Foods, North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company, has launched a blockchain platform for tracing seafood. The initiative was created in collaboration with multinational software firm SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing), per a press release published today. The announcement was made at South by Southwest Conference (SXSW), a leading conference that spans music, film, and …

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  • 7 March

    Rebranded Bitcoin Mining Company Sells its Previous Iced Tea Business

    Long Blockchain, the company previously named Long Island Iced Tea, has reached an agreement to sell its beverage business to Canadian firm ECC2 Ventures. The news of the deal comes via a document filed yesterday with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Early last year, the company announced they would be rebranding from Long Island Iced Tea to …

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  • 6 March

    Ethereum Foundation Funds Smart Contract Language Research at Columbia and Yale

    The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at American Ivy League universities Columbia and Yale for the creation of a new smart programming language for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This news comes via a press release distributed earlier today. The grant will go directly to a smart contract R&D (research and development) project called DeepSea, lead by …

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  • 5 March

    Widow of QuadrigaCX Founder Asks Court for Repayment of Legal Fees

    The widow of the founder of controversy-embroiled Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX has asked the court for US $225,000 to compensate for legal expenses. This comes via a Bloomberg report published yesterday. Jennifer Robertson, the wife of the late Quadriga founder, Gerald Cotten, is the seeking reimbursement for payments associated with the legal proceedings surrounding the exchange, as well as other payments …

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  • 4 March

    Proposed Utah Bill Would Create Blockchain Task Force and Business Incentives

    Utah is the latest state in the United States to vote on special treatment for blockchain in a bill that will be heard today. The hearing will center on the definition of blockchain technology. Introduced by Republican senator Daniel Hemmert on February 26th, the bill, called the “Blockchain Technology Act” (or, Bill 0213) seeks to make blockchain businesses exempt from …

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  • 3 March

    Bloomberg Report: Crypto Companies Still Often Denied Bank Accounts

    Cryptocurrency companies have difficulty opening bank accounts — this may be a surprising statement, but according to a Bloomberg report earlier today, it’s true. A prime example given by the report is that of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of Berkeley, California-based cryptoasset quant trading firm Alameda Research. “The standard answer of ‘just go to your local Chase branch’ doesn’t work in …

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  • 2 March

    China’s New Blockchain Rating Sees Bitcoin Rank Higher

    The Chinese government released its latest ranking of public cryptocurrency blockchain projects, with the ratings springing a few surprises. The Center for Information and Industry Development in China increased the number of projects captured in its ranking to 35, with Tron debuting close to the top of the list, while Bitcoin has gone up slightly. Tron added to the list; …

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  • 1 March

    Binance Study: JPM Coin Will Not Compete With Ripple (For Now)

    Leading crypto exchange Binance’s research arm published an analysis of JPMorgan’s recently announced stablecoin, JPM Coin. Published earlier today by Binance Research, the study argues that JPM coin offers “minimal direct competition” to Ripple’s XRP in the short term. Two weeks ago, JP Morgan Chase announced they would launch their own stablecoin — a token backed one to one by …

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