What Is Cryptocurrency? “Jeopardy!” Features Entire Category on Crypto

Is cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream? It could be if one of America’s most prominent game shows features an entire category devoted to it. The November 29, 2018, episode of “Jeopardy!” — which has been on the air since 1964 — offered five unique questions centered around cryptocurrencies and their technology to test out its contestants’ ...

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EU Workers Now Have the Option to Take Their Pay in a Euro Stablecoin

Blockchain Payroll Platform WorkChain.io has partnered with tokenization platform STASIS to enable euro-backed crypto paychecks for its European Union (EU) users with the EURS stablecoin.  EURS becomes the second stablecoin selected for use on the WorkChain.io platform but the first one collateralized in euros. The platform also supports TrustToken’s TrueUSD stablecoin, which is a fiat-collateralized stablecoin pegged to the U.S. ...

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Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Receives Honorary Doctorate

Vitalik Buterin left academia four years ago to pursue a career in crypto. Now, the Ethereum founder’s contributions to the industry (and the computer science field at large) have earned him an honorary Ph.D. — in the same year he might have eventually completed his undergrad degree. In 2014, disenchanted with academics, Buterin accepted a Thiel Fellowship for his preliminary ...

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Coinbase Launches Zcash Trading Services on Coinbase Pro

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching Zcash (ZEC) trading on its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro. The announcement made via Coinbase’s blog page states that inbound transfers of the currency will begin at 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, November 29, 2018, though early deposits have already begun. The blog reads, “Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the ZEC/USDC order ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Wait and See Where Recent Signs of Strength Lead

This week realized a big gain as bitcoin enjoyed a 25% rally from its local bottom before topping out around $4,400. Support currently appears to be established in the mid-$3,000s as the market remains indecisive over its next move: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Current Support Level Figure 1 shows the relevance of the current support level as it represents ...

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U.S. District Judge Turns Back SEC Request Regarding ICO

A new development has arisen in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) efforts to regulate ICOs: a District Judge has turned back a request for an injunction. According to a recent legal briefing, San Diego District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has been presiding over a case between the SEC and the startup company Blockvest. On November 27, 2018, although Judge ...

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AriseBank CEO Charged in $4 Million Alleged ICO Scam

Jared Rice Sr., CEO of the Dallas-based bank AriseBank, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and charged with six counts of securities fraud and wire fraud. Rice is accused of scamming investors out of more than $4 million through a cryptocurrency scam that promised federally insured accounts and brand-name credit cards. Earlier ...

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Report: Crypto Exchanges Are Recording Impressive Revenues

Cryptocurrency exchanges are catching up to their traditional counterparts, a new study suggests. According to a report released by global professional services company Accenture, revenue from cryptocurrency exchanges is now matching that of traditional exchanges. Some of the changes discussed in the document, “Capital Markets Vision 2022,” include the rise and growth of cryptocurrencies, and how blockchain technology could potentially ...

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Coinbase Launches OTC Trading for Institutional Investors

Major U.S. digital asset platform Coinbase has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk dedicated to institutional investors, live-streaming site Cheddar reports. From Coinbase Prime to its Custody service, the exchange has been laying the groundwork for institutional investors for a while now. Earlier this year, Coinbase announced it was on track to be a broker-dealer regulated by the U.S. Securities ...

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Huobi Is Rolling Out Futures Trading on a New Platform

At this year’s CryptoFrontiers Conference in New York City, digital currency exchange Huobi announced that it will begin offering derivatives contract trading. The service will be available via Huobi’s Derivative Market (Huobi DM) to customers of select countries and will allow them to open both short and long positions for a handful of coins. In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, ...

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