Square Earnings Report Records Over $71M in Bitcoin Transactions in 2018

Square Earnings Report Records Over $71M in Bitcoin Transactions in 2018

Square Cash has published its quarterly earnings report, which it is required by law to submit to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The report shows how much Bitcoin it has transacted since launching its Bitcoin buying and selling service and how much profit it has made from it. In the first half of […]

Vanuatu Crypto Exchange Gets Country’s First Stock Exchange License

Vanuatu Crypto Exchange Gets Country's First Stock Exchange License

Vanuatu has approved a stock exchange license to a crypto exchange making it the first such event in the South Pacific island’s business history. The Vanuatu archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometers east of northern Australia, 540 kilometers northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and […]

Company Gets SEC Attention After Adding “Blockchain” to Working Title

Company Gets SEC Attention After Adding "Blockchain" to Working Title

The SEC has subpoenaed Long Blockchain after changing its name and seeing its stock rise dramatically by 289% in December 2017. Long Blockchain Corp is an American corporation based in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC produces ready-to-drink iced tea and lemonade under the “Long Island” brand. The company […]

Philippine SEC Shares Draft ICO Regulations

Philippine SEC Shares Draft ICO Regulations

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a report detailing the country’s proposed initial coin offering (ICO) regulatory guidelines. The 37-page document released by the SEC reportedly comes after consultancy with several Philippine cryptocurrency companies, including Satoshi Citadel Industries and Coins.ph. The proposed rules would require Philippines-based startups and corporations to file applications with the SEC detailing the function […]

Walton College at University of Arkansas Joins Growing List of Blockchain Educators

Walton College at University of Arkansas Joins Growing List of Blockchain Educators

The University of Arkansas (UA) is the latest addition to the growing list of blockchain education proponents having now established a Blockchain Center of Excellence at its Sam M Walton College of Business. Proactive approach UA is seeking to study the nascent technology and prepare its students for a future of blockchain, a technology that […]

Another Blockchain Party, This Time at Sea with 2,500 Cryptolites

Another Blockchain Party, This Time at Sea with 2,500 Cryptolites

A third floating blockchain conference is planned for September of this year with an entire ship reserved for a potential 2,500 cryptocurrency enthusiasts sailing the Mediterranean Sea. The cruise is organized by cryptocurrency exchange CoinsBank taking in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Ibiza as 100 speakers deliver presentations on current developments in the industry. Those at […]

Ripple Books Bill Clinton for Keynote Speech at Fall Conference

Ripple Books Bill Clinton for Keynote Speech at Fall Conference

Global payment blockchain solution Ripple has managed to secure former US President Bill Clinton as a speaker for its autumn technology conference, Swell. Clinton is set to deliver a keynote speech followed by a Q&A at the San Francisco event on 1 October, as outlined in a blog post from Ripple on Tuesday. The post commends Clinton […]

Sharp Spike in French Blockchain Growth Demonstrates Macron Vision

Sharp Spike in French Blockchain Growth Demonstrates Macron Vision

There has been a sharp spike in startups using blockchain technology innovations in France, and much of this is down to the new French president. France struggled through the period under President Francois Hollande’s tenure with his popularity rating hitting as low as 4%. President Macron appears to be breathing much needed new energy into […]

Survey Attests Crypto Exchanges Want Regulations After All

Survey Attests Crypto Exchanges Want Regulations After All

A recent survey from payment company Mistertango indicates that 88% of cryptocurrency exchanges want regulatory standards for the industry, with 55% in favor of know-your-customer (KYC) policies and anti-money laundering checks on users. Protection from market volatility So far, 2018 has seen poor gains compared with the latter half of 2017, while the fear of […]

Sim Card Hijackers Steal $5M in Cryptocurrency

Sim Card Hijackers Steal $5M in Cryptocurrency

A sim card hijacking ring led by Joel Ortiz, a 20-year-old from Boston, has allegedly stolen a total of USD 5 million of cryptocurrency from over 40 victims. They used a technique known as sim swapping, which is when a hacker tricks a mobile phone carrier into giving the hacker control of someone’s sim card. […]