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Daily Archives: March 13th, 2018

US bitcoin exchange Gemini proposes Virtual Commodity Association

The U.S. registered bitcoin and ether exchange Gemini today put forth proposals for a new self-regulatory organization which would be called the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA), for the United States virtual currency industry, specifically virtual commodity… US bitcoin exchange Gemini proposes Virtual Commodity Association

EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to Stir

EOS, Cardano and Tezos are cryptocurrency’s big sleepers. The latter project has lain dormant since last summer while its legal troubles played out, while EOS and Cardano have been beavering away, but have yet to produce the goods. With signs that all three projects are now stirring into life, investors might finally see a return. […]

Binance Unveils New Blockchain to Support Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Binance announced Binance Chain, a public blockchain for trading assets, on Tuesday.

Bitmain Explores More Sites for Bitcoin Mining Expansion

Having already expanded its China-based ASIC chip manufacturing into Switzerland and Canada, Bitmain is looking to add a facility to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. According to, the co-founder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, is the sole governing person behind Ant Creek LLC, a company in the Port of Walla Walla, Washington, […]

NEM’s XEM jumps 30% on Coincheck compensation, Binance sets up bounty to catch hackers

Coincheck has honoured its promise and compensated its clients who fell victim to the hack of the exchange’s XEM token wallet. XEM is the token of NEM, the blockchain platform that is one of the successes of the burgeoning Singapore blockchain hub. The XEM token’s price has been rising in what is otherwise a sea […]

Ovato – A Holistic Solution to the Rewards, Marketing and Giving Ecosystems

The Ovato platform seeks to revolutionize the loyalty rewards industry, social media and charitable causes. Its objective is to address the fractures that undermine full-scale participation and lead to a value leak from the existing ecosystem by using a blockchain approach. At the moment, loyalty reward schemes are costly since they impose an unnecessary tax […]

Crypto exchanges in SEC cross-hairs

The SEC has continued its guidance relating to all things crypto with a statement in early March regarding the legality of exchanges. While the statement doesn’t name any specific exchanges, it does make it clear the SEC considers many exchanges to be acting contrary to US securities law by trading assets the SEC considers to […]