Monthly Archives: July 2017

Op Ed: Launching an ICO? Follow This Advice from the SEC

Lost in the headlines over the SEC’s recent pronouncements on cryptocurrency was important practical advice for both promoters of and participants in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Most coverage was rightfully garnered from the Report by the SEC’s enforcement division which deemed that DAO Tokens are securities, after subjecting the offering to the Howey test. However, the simultaneously issued Investor Bulletin should also be closely read by issuers of ICOs and their counsel. Advice for Issuers and Counsel Even though the bulletin was prepared as a cautionary statement […]

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Bloq Outlines Blockchain Solutions for Trade Finance and Supply Chain Management

Bloq, a Chicago-based blockchain developer and software startup, is now developing blockchain platforms and best practices for one of the most promising use cases for blockchain technology: trade finance and supply chain management. Interest in the use of blockchain for trade is growing rapidly as companies and organizations like IBM, Microsoft, Hyperledger, JP Morgan and Walmart recognize that antiquated trade systems are long overdue for a complete restructuring and that blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the systems that make up global trade. A common problem […]

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Blockstack Summit Tackles the Future of Decentralization

Following a week of bombshell developments in the industry, from the SEC classifying the DAO Tokens as securities to the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for allegedly laundering 4 billion dollars through BTC-E, the inaugural Blockstack Summit kicked off on the morning of July 27th with an eye toward innovative layered protocols that can exist on top of existing blockchains. Hosted at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, CA, the conference began with a discussion of transitions between the “terminal model” of computing and the personal computer […]

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PR: Top Blockchain Companies AlphaPoint, Bloq and RSK Labs Show Support for Exchange Union

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. July 31th, Shanghai, China – Exchange Union has attracted the support of high profile blockchain companies AlphaPoint, Bloq and RSK Labs ahead of its crowd sale on Aug 7. Exchange Union aims to bridge digital currency exchanges via XUC, an inter-exchange token that […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Sued for 3085 Bitcoins After Reversing Bitcoin-Ether Trades

A major bitcoin exchange with a strong presence in Japan, Quoine, is being sued for reversing bitcoin-ether trades after it allegedly suffered from a system glitch. Cryptocurrency trades on the platform are supposed to be irreversible, so the plaintiff claims Quoine acted fraudulently and seeks the return of 3,085 bitcoins. Also read: Indian Bitcoin Exchanges Will Not Support Bitcoin Cash Quoine Sued for Reversing Trades One of Asia’s largest bitcoin exchanges, the Singapore-based Quoine, is reportedly being sued over the reversal of bitcoin-ether trades. This lawsuit is the […]

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How Airbitz Hopes to Keeps Bitcoin Decentralized on Mobile Wallets

Airbitz is one of the more popular mobile bitcoin wallets among those who believe in the digital asset’s core tenet of decentralization. Recently, Bitcoin Magazine caught up with Airbitz CEO Paul Puey to get his thoughts on preserving Bitcoin’s decentralization in a smartphone environment. “Decentralization has always been a key goal of our wallet, but of course balanced with usability,” Puey told Bitcoin Magazine. “While we present a login interface that mirrors a centralized, hosted solution, our wallet can still function even if Airbitz servers are 100% […]

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PR: Former PayPal Exec and Leading Online Reputation Expert Join Monetha As ICO Date Approaches

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Monetha, an innovative blockchain enterprise committed to revolutionising global commerce with their simple, trustful payment solution, is proud to welcome two highly-experienced new team-members to their expanding company. Eric Duprat and Dr. Jean-Marc Seigneur bring incredible expertise and skills to Monetha. They will […]

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BTC-e on Refunds, the FBI and Alexander Vinnik

On July 31 the bitcoin exchange BTC-e sent a message over Twitter and on the forum Bitcointalk concerning the company’s recent website seizure by U.S. law enforcement. Additionally, the statement claims that Alexander Vinnik was not the head operator of BTC-e and further states the detained Russian was never an employee. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Indicted and Connected With Missing Mt Gox Funds BTC-e Reveals Information on FBI Takedown Bitcoin.com recently reported on the recent takedown of the exchange BTC-e and the arrest of its alleged operator […]

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PR: LAToken Implements Blockchain to Sell Fractions of Any Assets — From Real Estate to Art Objects

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Through the creation of digital tokens, any asset can be bought, sold, or traded in fractional shares on a secondary market, enabling asset owners to more effectively leverage the value of their previously illiquid holdings. London, July 27, 2017 – LAToken (Liquid Asset […]

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Blockchain Education Network to Conduct Multi-City ‘Bitcoin Airdrop’

The Blockchain Education Network will be conducting a global ‘Bitcoin Airdrop’ in partnership with Bitjob. It has been announced that fintech universities and cryptocurrency communities from 7 countries will participate in the airdrop, with the first event commencing on August 11 in Colombia. The events will distribute free bitcoin to young adults, and is set to see participation from many significant entities within the cryptocurrency industries. Also Read: BEN Pays Students Bitcoin to Create Blockchain Course The Airdrop Will Explore a Wide Range of Topics and Themes Pertinent […]

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