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What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow

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It’s a crypto doubleheader on Capitol Hill tomorrow. Two U.S. House of Representatives Committees will be hosting hearings on Wednesday to look at the topic from two distinct angles. The House Committee on Agriculture will focus on the emergence of “digital assets” while the Financial Policy Subcommittee hearing will examine “the extent to which the United States government Read More

Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

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Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday. Last week, CoinDesk reported that the House Committee on Financial Services will gather this week to discuss the subject, with this particular hearing honing in on the question of crypto as a new form of money. A memo published since Read More

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX

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Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems, raising new questions about an already mysterious trading platform. “‏Dear Wex, when withdraws will enable ??” asked Twitter user Alireza Moosavi on Friday, joining a crowd of Wex customers complaining they couldn’t withdraw funds for the second day in a Read More

Cartier Owner Richemont Plans to Track Diamonds With Blockchain

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods giant that owns Cartier, is turning to blockchain in a move aimed to bring transparency to its supply chain. Jin Keyu, a renowned economist and an associate professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) who was appointed by Richemont as a board member last year, said during a speech Read More

Coinbase Co-Founder Backs Blockchain Startup’s $3 Million Seed Round

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A startup that is developing a protocol based on the ethereum blockchain to allow users to validate information across different datasets has raised $3 million in seed funding. Called DIRT, the San Francisco-based company said Wednesday that notable investment firms taking part in the round include Digital Currency Group, Pantera Capital, China-based Zhenfund and InBlockchain. Individual Read More

CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC’s Flagship Phone

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CryptoKitties, the virtual cat breeding game that became so popular it clogged the ethereum network, is to roll out a version for mobile devices through a partnership with Taiwanese phone maker HTC. CryptoKitties announced the partnership in a release on Tuesday, indicating that the mobile app will first be available on HTC’s flagship phone, the U12+, Read More

BTCC Relaunches Crypto Exchange With Plan for Own Token

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BTCC, one of the longest-running and once top-three trading platforms in China, has announced that it’s relaunching its exchange business with a plan to issue its own tokens. The company said on Monday its revamped crypto exchange is now up and running with new trading pairs including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum and litecoin against the Read More

Charts: SEC Data Shows Token Filing Figures Just Keep Rising

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Regulatory uncertainty or not, data from the SEC indicates the number of filings related to token sales continues to trend upward. Indeed, a review of SEC data through June indicates that the SEC has received nearly 100 filings for token sales (93) in the past year, beginning with four in August 2017 and building to an Read More

EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies ‘Unlikely’ to Challenge Central Banks

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Cryptocurrencies will not challenge the economic power of central banks, the European Parliament said last week. In the latest Monetary Dialogue report issued on June 26, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs said that while cryptocurrencies have made financial transactions “relatively safe, transparent, and fast,” they pose no threat to sovereign currencies Read More

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank

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Executives at the blockchain arm of Qiwi, one of the largest e-payment providers in Russia, are launching a crypto investment bank, called HASH, to advise investors and help domestic companies tokenize their assets once appropriate regulations are in place. The new enterprise is being launched by senior staff at Qiwi Blockchain Technology – a Qiwi subsidiary formed in Read More