UK MPs Urge Regulation for ‘Wild West’ Crypto Industry

The UK Treasury Committee published a report on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies inquiry. In the report, they seem keen on pushing a ‘Wild West’ analogy. Time Flies… The Digital Currencies inquiry was launched in February of this year, with a remit to “cover the role of digital currencies in the UK.” This includes the opportunities and …

International AML Task Force to Close “Gaps” Created by Virtual Currencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to combat anti-money laundering (AML), may be about to agree with a set of standards to apply to virtual currencies. President Marshall Billingslea is optimistic that the discussions scheduled for October will result in a revised AML methodology. …

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fall Short in Safeguarding Funds: Report

In April 2018, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent off inquiries to more than a dozen cryptocurrencyexchanges to learn more about their internal operations. Now, after months of investigation, the New York Attorney General’s office has made its findings public. A report titled “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” released on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, …

‘HODLers Be HODLing’: 55% Of Bitcoin Sits in Multimillion Dollar Wallets

Over half the Bitcoin supply sits in wallets holding over 200 coins ($1.25 million), indicating faith among major bagholders remains, new research released September 17 suggests. Diar: Investors ‘Keeping The Faith’ The data, compiled by cryptocurrency market research newsletter Diar in its latest weekly edition, echoes similar findings from industry researchers appearing throughout 2018. Despite …

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Bearish Wedge Breakout

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price recently broke below a rising wedge pattern to signal that further losses are in the cards. Price might still pull back to the broken support area, which lines up with Fib levels, to gather more selling pressure. Technical indicators are showing that there is still some bullish momentum left. …

Innovation Hungry Oregon Leaders Look to Upcoming Blockchain Venture

Many leaders in Oregon are bullish towards blockchain. They’re hoping Oregon can become a prime location for digital innovation and entrepreneurship. A number of influential Oregonians across the educational, business, and technological fields are eager to see their state play a leading role in the blockchain world. This month a partnership between a number of entities …

Block School: Satoshi’s Vision | NewsBTC

Here at NewsBTC we believe that education and knowledge is fundamental to the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and growth of the blockchain industry. We will be expanding our education section by delving deeper into some of the machinations and technology behind the blocks. Our weekly articles aim to provide a greater understanding of how things …

New Mining Manufacturer Linzhi Announces Ethereum ASIC Miner

Chen Min, the former chief chip maker at Bitcoin mining chip developer Canaan Creative, is turning her attention to Ethereum. Announcing her venture at the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Chen’s new company, Linzhi, will focus on building cryptocurrency mining devices, and its first official products are a series of application-specific integrated circuit …

SEC and Institutional Investor Backing: A Question of Custody

One of the last major hurdles to the widespread institutional adoption of cryptocurrency is the issue of custody — where to securely store all those high-paying clients’ assets. Fortunately, several companies are currently working on a solution to this piece of the puzzle. A Universal Question Custody is a question that perhaps anyone who has …