A Bug Making Ethereum Transactions on Exchanges Vulnerable Has Been Fixed

A bug centering around a new Ethereum token, GasToken, which was enabling abuse on cryptocurrency exchanges, appears to have been resolved. The details are provided in a report originally published on November 13, 2018, that discussed how the bug was exploited by attackers, and what digital platforms could do if they wished to protect their ...

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BitPay Integrates PAX Stablecoin Into Cryptocurrency Payment Platform

Bitcoin payment platform BitPay is now going to allow payments with the Paxos Standard token (PAX), which it calls “the fastest growing stablecoin and the highest trading volume of any U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin.” Although BitPay has previously integrated a number of different cryptocurrencies in its platform, such a widely trafficked stablecoin (the first of its kind to see support from ...

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Top 5 CPA Firm Confirms Funds in First Attestation of Circle’s USDC

Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) has released an independent, third-party attestation of its bank account, and according to a top 5 public accounting firm, the stablecoin has its funds in order. The attestation was performed by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. and is the first of what is to become a monthly occurrence for ...

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Colorado State Commissioner Issues New Cease-and-Desist Orders Against Four Crypto Firms

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a new batch of cease-and-desist orders against unregistered Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) operating in the state, taking the total number of signed orders against ICOs in Colorado to 18. Today’s orders follow last week’s order issued by the North Dakota’s financial regulators against a Russian-based ICO that promoted unregistered securities by impersonating Liechtenstein-based ...

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Price Dip Aside, Paxful Anticipates Big Week of Gift Card-to-Bitcoin Trades

That special time of year is coming up — the time when individuals trade in their unwanted or unusable gift cards for bitcoin. And with the price of bitcoin dropping, peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful is making it possible to use these gift cards to “buy the dip.” Ray Youssef, Paxful’s CEO and co-founder, explained that, over the past few ...

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Bakkt Delays Platform Launch; Announces January as Tentative Roll Out Date

Bakkt, an upcoming crypto retail payment system and futures platform, is delaying its launch to better ensure the platform’s success at release. On November 20, 2018, the CEO of Bakkt released an update on Medium, outlining the future business plans for the company, describing some of the progress in implementing new features and declaring that the company’s initial launch is ...

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Op Ed: SEC’s Latest Declaration Creates Legal Minefield for Digital Assets

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a public statement clarifying its intent to regulate activities involving the issuance and trading of digital assets. The SEC’s Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading pronounces that three categories of financial services that utilize blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are within the purview of ...

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Op Ed: It’s Time to Reject Mediocrity, #ExitFiat and Embrace Bitcoin

When the towers in New York fell, I became obsessed with economics. I wanted to follow the money to understand what happened on that dreadful day. During that time of inquiry, I found myself very interested in Austrian economic theory. Soon enough, I realized that the reserve banking system was systemically corrupt. How can you have money based only on ...

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New Cryptocurrency-Based ETP Arrives in Switzerland

Amun AG, a startup in Zug, Switzerland, has received a license from Swiss authorities to offer a new cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP). An ETP is a blanket term to denote a security that derives its price from an underlying asset (e.g. a currency, commodity, stock) and is traded on a regulated stock exchange. It could refer to a number of ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Another Red Day Pushes BTC Into Deeper Support Test

Bitcoin has tumbled again today as the market continues to see further downward movement shortly after breaking two areas of market support. So far, bitcoin is down 15% on the day — 25% in 1 week: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Downward Continuation This drop below support is starting to display hallmarks of market capitulation. After most of the sellers ...

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