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  • Vietnam: Crypto Mining Firm CEO Allegedly Flees With $35 Mln in Investor, Company Funds

    The CEO of Vietnamese cryptocurrency mining firm Sky Mining has reportedly disappeared with investor and company funds worth an alleged $35 million, local media outlet VNExpress reported July 29. According to VNExpress, Sky Mining CEO Le Minh Tam disappeared a week ago, appearing to organize a cleanout of company assets. VNExpress notes that Sky Mining […]
    • by William Suberg
    • July 30, 2018
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  • Kim Kardashian West Raises Stakes With Bitcoin in Charity Poker Night Out

    Kim Kardashian West, the reality television starlet with 114 million followers on Instagram, staked what appeared to be physical Bitcoin (BTC) chips on a charity poker night out in LA yesterday, July 29. Kardashian West, sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, and mom Kris Jenner hosted a table at yesterday’s inaugural “If Only” Texas Hold’em […]
    • by Marie Huillet
    • July 30, 2018
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  • Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’

    The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegram has released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an official statement published July 26. The tool, dubbed Telegram Passport, reportedly encrypts a user’s personal ID information and let’s users securely share their ID data with third parties, which the Telegram post elaborates on as […]
    • by Helen Partz
    • July 30, 2018
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  • Controversial Blockchain Project Tezos to Be Audited by ‘Big Four’ PwC

    The Tezos Foundation has announced that the international professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland (PwC) will conduct an external audit of its finances and operations. In an official announcement Monday, July 23, the Foundation claimed to be the “first large-scale blockchain organization” to be audited by PwC. PricewaterhouseCoopers, headquartered in London, U.K., is one of the […]
    • by Andrew Macdonald
    • July 27, 2018
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  • Joseph Lubin: People Said Ethereum Could Not Be Done, but It Is a Remarkable Success

    “[..]I met Joe. Joe is the CEO of ConsenSys, and he has something about him; he is an inspirational figure, he has this ability to excite people about this future” This is how Ajit Tripathi, a partner at ConsenSys, described Joseph Lubin during the recent interview to Cointelegraph in response to a question about why […]
    • by Catherine Ross
    • July 27, 2018
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  • Crypto Markets Tumble as SEC Rejects Winklevoss Twins’ Second Bitcoin ETF Application

    Crypto markets have taken a sharp downturn, today, July 27, with all of the top ten coins by market cap hit by hefty losses and Bitcoin (BTC) dipping back below the $8,000 psychological price point, as data from Coin360 shows. The grim market picture is likely due to yesterday’s breaking news that the Winklevoss Twins’ […]
    • by Marie Huillet
    • July 27, 2018
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  • Coinbase Internal Investigation Concludes No Insider Trading Took Place

    Coinbase exchange has reportedly concluded that no insider trading of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) took place in December 2017, Fortune reports Tuesday, July 24. Anonymous sources close to Coinbase told Fortune that the exchange and wallet service provider conducted a company-wide meeting last week to discuss the results of an internal investigation. A Coinbase spokesperson revealed […]
    • by Helen Partz
    • July 25, 2018
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  • Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Mln Fundraising Round for Crypto-Lending Firm

    Crypto-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital has recently led a $52.5 million fundraising round for crypto-lending firm BlockFi, according a blog post by the company July 24. Galaxy Digital CEO and founder Mike Novogratz confirmed in a tweet that he is, “excited to get into the crypto lending business.” With the new round of investment, the […]
    • by Helen Partz
    • July 25, 2018
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  • ConsenSys Signs MoU With China’s ‘Smart City’ of Xiongan for Blockchain Consulting

    China’s Xiongan New Area government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ConsenSys to bring blockchain technology to the “smart city,” the South China Morning Post reported July 23. ConsenSys, a blockchain software technology company focusing on Ethereum (ETH) development, has confirmed they will advise the Xiongan government on blockchain and software solutions in […]
    • by Max Yakubowski
    • July 25, 2018
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  • Asian Asset Manager Focusing on Family Offices to Launch Crypto-Custody Solution

    The Fusang Investment Office, an Asia-based fund management firm focusing on family offices, is planning to launch a crypto-custody service in Hong Kong, local news outlet the South China Morning Post reports Sunday, July 22. The custody service, Fusang Vault, will hold digital assets for clients as well as provide periodic audits, according to the […]
    • by Helen Partz
    • July 23, 2018
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