Saturday, July 20, 2019
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Federal Court Orders Duo to Pay Penalties, Restitution for Bitcoin Fraud

In a case brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), two defendants were ordered to pay almost $400,000 in penalties and restitution regarding Bitcoin-related fraud. Read more: crowdfundinsider

NYU Professor Says Politicians and Public “Rightfully Concerned” About Risks of...

New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway has spoken out strongly against Facebook’s plans to create a cryptocurrency. Read more: crowdfundinsider

Bitcoin Dips $1k In 1 Hour as Markets Take a Hit

The cryptocurrency markets fell sharply on July 10 after bitcoin (BTC) suffered another $1000 sell-off Read more: coindesk

Oil Giant Shell Invests in Startup That Uses Blockchain Tech for...

A U.S.-based blockchain startup working to “democratize the energy industry” has raised an undisclosed sum Read more: coindesk

Blockchain Firm Diginex May Soon List on Nasdaq in the US:...

A blockchain and cryptocurrency firm is soon to go public on Nasdaq in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. Read more: coindesk

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Backs New Ethereum Security Token Platform

A new trading platform for security tokens has launched with backing from Singapore Exchange (SGX) Read more: coindesk

Hot Water Gets Hotter: NY Attorney General Claims Bitfinex Operated Unlawfully...

The Attorney General of New York (NYAG) has submitted a memorandum that claims New York authorities have no jurisdiction and that its fraud investigation is impeding business. Read more: crowdfundinsider

Hackers Move $8 Million USD in Bitcoins Stolen From Binance Trading...

Hackers moved more than $8 million USD in Bitcoins July 8th from digital wallets they’d been sitting in since the Malta-registered crypto trading platform Binance was hacked in May. Read more: crowdfundinsider

Inside the Beltway: July is a Busy Month for Fintech in...

Tomorrow, the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will spend a good amount of time in front of the House Financial Services Committee. Read more: crowdfundinsider

Report: China Bankers Concerned Facebook’s Libra Could Fuel Currency Competition and...

Influential bankers convening at an academic conference at Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance this week have expressed serious concerns about Libra, Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency payments network. Read more: crowdfundinsider