Experts Caution Investors Against Cash Grab ICOs, Buterin Speaks Out

Experts Caution Investors Against Cash Grab ICOs, Buterin Speaks Out This week several prominent venture capital investors, experts and developers including Jason Calacanis and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin spoke out against initial coin offering (ICO) pump and dump schemes. Calacanis, who has invested in more than 500 successful startups including Uber and Evernote, revealed that…

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Even Investors with Access Want ICO Presale Reform

Even Investors with Access Want ICO Presale Reform Stakeholders in the burgeoning market for initial coin offerings (ICOs) have reached consensus: the practice of presales needs to be reformed. Originally conceived as a way to bootstrap new tokens by covering their legal and marketing expenses, some ICO issues are now offering crypto-insiders steep discounts on…

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The Gentrification of ICOs Is Underway

The Gentrification of ICOs Is Underway Dr. Paul Ennis is an assistant professor at The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organization at University College Dublin, specializing in bitcoin and blockchain studies. In this opinion piece, Dr. Ennis takes readers on a tour of the cryptocurrency metropolis, comparing ICOs to a neighborhood, once hardened, that is…

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First Long-Term LedgerX Bitcoin Option Pegs Price at $10,000

First Long-Term LedgerX Bitcoin Option Pegs Price at $10,000 LedgerX just initiated its first long-term bitcoin futures option. Called a Long-Term Equity Anticipation Security (LEAPS), the trade was matched by the platform this morning and is set to expire on December 28, 2018. Under the terms of the deal, the buyer has the right to…

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Millions Gone? Broker Takes Fire for Bitcoin Cash Trading Freeze

Millions Gone? Broker Takes Fire for Bitcoin Cash Trading Freeze Editor’s note: The author, a freelance writer in the U.K., has an account at Trading 212 and was in the BCH market on Nov. 12. As the cryptocurrency bitcoin cash surged to a high of $2,500 last weekend, clients of Trading 212, a brokerage based…

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Gox ICO? CEO Karpeles Floats Token Sale to Revive Bitcoin Exchange

Gox ICO? CEO Karpeles Floats Token Sale to Revive Bitcoin Exchange A Mt Gox initial coin offering (ICO)? It’s not unthinkable, according to the defunct bitcoin exchange’s controversial CEO. In a blog post published yesterday, Mark Karpeles detailed possible avenues for reviving Mt Gox, the once-dominant Japanese bitcoin exchange that collapsed amid allegations of fraud…

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UBS CIO: We Aren't Getting Involved With Bitcoin

UBS CIO: We Aren't Getting Involved With Bitcoin Financial services giant UBS has no plans to get involved with bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, according to one of its senior executives. In an interview with Bloomberg, UBS chief investment officer Mark Haefele said that a lack of government oversight and “critical mass” around cryptocurrencies is keeping…

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No Fork, No Fire: Segwit2x Nodes Stall Running Abandoned Bitcoin Code

No Fork, No Fire: Segwit2x Nodes Stall Running Abandoned Bitcoin Code The Segwit2x bitcoin fork may have been formally called off, but as many as 150 nodes still running its code have stopped accepting transaction blocks. Data from Bitnodes shows that 95 nodes are currently running 2x software and are stuck at block number 494,782.…

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ECB Council Member: Central Banks Considering Crypto Regulation

ECB Council Member: Central Banks Considering Crypto Regulation A European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member said yesterday that lawmakers and central banks are examining whether they should regulate cryptocurrencies. According to a Reuters report, Ewald Nowotny, president of the National Bank of Austria, said: “We’re asking ourselves if legislators or central banks should intervene.” Nowotny…

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Internet Archive Adds Bitcoin Cash, Zcash to Donation Options

Internet Archive Adds Bitcoin Cash, Zcash to Donation Options The Internet Archive, the digital library of internet artifacts and webpages, has added new cryptocurrency payment options for supporters wanting to help keep their servers running. In a blog post published Thursday, the non-profit host of the Wayback Machine – a service which takes snapshots of…

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