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Confirmed: Monex Group To Acquire Coincheck

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Japanese financial services provider Monex Group announced that it will acquire 100 percent of shares of Coincheck Inc., according to a Monex press release April 6. The execution of share acquisition is planned for April 16 at a price of 3.6 bln yen ($33.5 mln). The acquisition price is calculated from the net asset estimate Read More

Cryptocurrency Verge Responds To Hacking Claims By Launching ‘Accidental Hard Fork’

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Anonymity-focused cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) lost 25% of its value April 4 as news surfaced of an apparent hack which developers ‘resolved’ by accidentally initiating a hard fork. According to various press and social media sources, including Verge developer known as Sunok, a bug allowed manipulation of block mining timestamps. This created the potential for illegitimate Read More

Iranian Cyberspace Authority Says Telegram’s Upcoming Crypto Threatens National Currency

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The secretary of Iran’s High Council of Cyberspace (HCC) has publicly supported the potential ban of Telegram within the country, citing the chat app’s recent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as potentially “undermin the national currency of Iran,” local news outlet Al-Monitor reported yesterday, April 3. According to Al-Monitor, the discussion about banning Telegram originally stemmed Read More

Story of Coincheck: How to Rebound After the ‘Biggest Theft in the History of the World’

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Story of Coincheck: How to Rebound After the ‘Biggest Theft in the History of the World’
Those who held Bitcoin through the Mt. Gox hack of 2014 experienced one of the most tumultuous times in cryptocurrency history, having seen some of the darkest days in the ecosystem. However, Mt. Gox has been overtaken as the biggest single exchange hack with Coincheck, also a Japanese exchange, taking the title. While thieves walked Read More

SEC Busts Fraudulent ICO Endorsed By Floyd Mayweather, Founders Defrauded $32 Mln

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on SEC Busts Fraudulent ICO Endorsed By Floyd Mayweather, Founders Defrauded $32 Mln
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two co-founders of a supposed financial services start-up with organizing a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO), the SEC announced in a press release April 2. The SEC says the the co-founders of Centra Tech. Inc., Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas, were arrested and charged after raising $32 Read More

Equity and Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Equity and Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Global Equity Markets: Possible recovery in the works Read More

Thai Finance Ministry Releases Final Version Of Cryptocurrency Tax Framework

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Thai Finance Ministry Releases Final Version Of Cryptocurrency Tax Framework
Thailand’s awaited tax framework for cryptocurrencies has been announced this week by the Thai Finance Minister, local news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday, March 30. Apisak Tantivorawong reported during a March 27 cabinet meeting that crypto trades will be taxed with a 7 percent value added tax (VAT), and returns taxed with a 15 Read More

Cisco Developing Confidential Communications Via Blockchain In Patent Filing

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Cisco Developing Confidential Communications Via Blockchain In Patent Filing
Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and networking, is developing a method of confidential group communications based on Blockchain technology, according to a patent application released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) March 29. In the application, the company describes the way Blockchain can ensure more confidential and secure group messaging, file sharing, Read More

Kik App To Partner With Unity Technologies To Spread Token To Mainstream Gaming

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Kik App To Partner With Unity Technologies To Spread Token To Mainstream Gaming
Canadian mobile chat Kik App recently revealed its plans to partner with Unity Technologies video gaming company in a move towards mainstream adoption of its Kin cryptocurrency by the gaming industry. As a Kik spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the upcoming partnership with Unity will “bring cryptocurrency to millions of gaming developers,” enabling token integration into games Read More

Sierra Leone’s Fake Blockchain Election Hasn’t Damaged the Technology’s Reputation

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Sierra Leone’s Fake Blockchain Election Hasn’t Damaged the Technology’s Reputation
In the wake of seemingly positive news for both Sierra Leone and Blockchain, where it was alleged that the technology formed part of an election process, it later emerged that there was some misinformation. Agora, the company that was at the heart of the miscommunication, was called out for proclaiming that they ran part of the African Read More