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Coinbase releases Coinbase Pro which will obsolete GDAX starting June 29. Coinbase Pro will integrate recently purchased DEX Paradex. Paradex will give Coinbase customers the ability to trade hundreds of ICO tokens, but, for now, only outside of the US due to regulatory concerns.
05/23/18
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For the second time in months, Verge XVG is being hacked by generating fake timestamps to lower the difficulty adjustment algorithm so as to monopolize the mining of new coins. Attack is made possible due to the larger attack surface of Verge's relatively sophisticated design.
05/28/18
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The Marshall Islands with a population of 53,066 will recognize their own cryptocurrency, Sovereign (SOV), as official legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
05/28/18
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US Justice Department, consulting with the CFTC, has opened a criminal probe into traders who employ spoofing and wash trading on #crypto exchanges. traders use these techniques to manipulate the sentiment and decision making of rival traders to set up favorable trades.
05/28/18
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SEC obtains a court order to halt the Titanium ICO, led by Michael Stollaire, and put raised funds into receivership. Charged with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities law by fabricating business relationships with corporate clients.
05/30/18
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton argues that #bitcoin is not a security in June 6th CNBC interview: "Cryptocurrencies: these are replacements for sovereign currencies. Replace the dollar, the yen, the euro, with bitcoin. That type of currency is not a security." #usa #regulation
06/16/18
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William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, argues that #ethereum is no longer a security: "putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether... current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions."
06/16/18
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$250 million Tether (USDT) were issued on 6/25 for the first time since 3/20. Critics contend that Tether is a fraudulent scheme used to manipulate the price of #crypto. Defenders see Tether as a necessary tool to circumvent banking restrictions levied against #crypto exchanges.
06/28/18
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June 26, facebook allows #crypto ads but keeps ban on ads for icos.
06/28/18
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The EOS mainnet launched on !date:6/10/18. Immediately EOS' off-chain government felt compelled to freeze allegedly thieving accounts in violation of the EOS constitution. CTO Dan Larimer called for a new one. The episode highlights the advantages of protocol-level governance.
07/16/18
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Augur, a decentralized prediction market launched on !date:7/10/2018. It allows anyone to launch a financial market to incentivize correct predictions and confirmations of any real-world event. Augur is both an example of the power of dApps and the scaling challenges they face.
07/14/18
augur launch !sources
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Augur, a decentralized prediction market launched on !date:7/10/2018. It allows anyone to launch a financial market to incentivize correct predictions and confirmations of any real-world event. Augur is both an example of the power of dApps and the scaling challenges they face.
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07/14/18
augur launch !expand
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Augur, a decentralized prediction market launched on !date:7/10/2018. It allows anyone to launch a financial market to incentivize correct predictions and confirmations of any real-world event. Augur is both an example of the power of dApps and the scaling challenges they face.
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the @augur app is a decentralized prediction market, and one of the first decentralized applications to do an ICO on #ethereum.
07/14/18
mainnet launch shows ambition and limitations of #eos /thread
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The EOS mainnet launched on !date:6/10/18. Immediately EOS' off-chain government felt compelled to freeze allegedly thieving accounts in violation of the EOS constitution. CTO Dan Larimer called for a new one. The episode highlights the advantages of protocol-level governance.
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#EOS is the creation of Dan Larimer (@bytemaster7) who previously launched the #Bitshares and #Steemit blockchains and has ported his learnings to create a blockchain for launching decentralized applications to compete with the #Ethereum platform.
07/16/18
eos launch !sources /thread
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The EOS mainnet launched on !date:6/10/18. Immediately EOS' off-chain government felt compelled to freeze allegedly thieving accounts in violation of the EOS constitution. CTO Dan Larimer called for a new one. The episode highlights the advantages of protocol-level governance.
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EOS dispenses with mining in favor of allowing token holders to elect block producers, with voting power corresponding to the number of tokens an individual or organization holds.
07/15/18
facebook crypto ban reversed !sources
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June 26, facebook allows #crypto ads but keeps ban on ads for icos.
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Facebook has updated its policy to allow cryptocurrencies to once again be advertised, while upholding its ban on the promotion of initial coin offerings (ICOs), in an announcement published Tuesday, June 26.
06/28/18
tether printed sources
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$250 million Tether (USDT) were issued on 6/25 for the first time since 3/20. Critics contend that Tether is a fraudulent scheme used to manipulate the price of #crypto. Defenders see Tether as a necessary tool to circumvent banking restrictions levied against #crypto exchanges.
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Stablecoin Tether (USDT), which is allegedly backed 1:1 by the US dollar, has issued 250 million more tokens today, June 25, according to data from Omni Explorer.
06/28/18
what is tether (usdt)
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$250 million Tether (USDT) were issued on 6/25 for the first time since 3/20. Critics contend that Tether is a fraudulent scheme used to manipulate the price of #crypto. Defenders see Tether as a necessary tool to circumvent banking restrictions levied against #crypto exchanges.
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06/28/18
tether bull case
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$250 million Tether (USDT) were issued on 6/25 for the first time since 3/20. Critics contend that Tether is a fraudulent scheme used to manipulate the price of #crypto. Defenders see Tether as a necessary tool to circumvent banking restrictions levied against #crypto exchanges.
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06/28/18
tether bear case
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$250 million Tether (USDT) were issued on 6/25 for the first time since 3/20. Critics contend that Tether is a fraudulent scheme used to manipulate the price of #crypto. Defenders see Tether as a necessary tool to circumvent banking restrictions levied against #crypto exchanges.
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06/28/18
sec says #ethereum is not a security
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William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, argues that #ethereum is no longer a security: "putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether... current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions."
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Can a digital asset that was originally offered in a securities offering ever be later sold in a manner that does not constitute an offering of a security?” In cases where the digital asset represents a set of rights that gives the holder a financial interest in an enterprise, the answer is likely “no.”
06/15/18
sec says #bitcoin is a commodity
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton argues that #bitcoin is not a security in June 6th CNBC interview: "Cryptocurrencies: these are replacements for sovereign currencies. Replace the dollar, the yen, the euro, with bitcoin. That type of currency is not a security." #usa #regulation
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton states that the SEC will not be bending the rules anytime soon when it comes to cryptocurrencies and that while bitcoin remains a commodity, all initial coin offering (ICO) tokens — or coins offered through a fundraising process — classify as securities.
06/15/18
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SEC obtains a court order to halt the Titanium ICO, led by Michael Stollaire, and put raised funds into receivership. Charged with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities law by fabricating business relationships with corporate clients.
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the enforcement regime against ICOs is beginning to take shape. coins that are classified as securities by regulators are learning the regulatory bounds in which they will be allowed to operate.
05/30/18
what is a receivership?
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SEC obtains a court order to halt the Titanium ICO, led by Michael Stollaire, and put raised funds into receivership. Charged with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities law by fabricating business relationships with corporate clients.
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A court appoints a receiver to protect property controlled by a person sued in a court case. The SEC typically recommends the appointment of a receiver in cases in which the SEC fears a company or an individual may dissipate or waste corporate property and assets. A receiver is a neutral third-party custodian for the property who is granted certain powers by the court. A receiver’s powers generally include taking legal control of and protecting assets, filing claims on behalf of an entity placed into a “receivership,” and, ultimately, distributing assets to defrauded investors, claimants or creditors through a court-approved plan.
05/30/18
titanium ico
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SEC obtains a court order to halt the Titanium ICO, led by Michael Stollaire, and put raised funds into receivership. Charged with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities law by fabricating business relationships with corporate clients.
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SEC obtains a court order to halt the Titanium ICO, led by Michael Stollaire, and put raised funds into receivership. Charged with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities law by fabricating business relationships with corporate clients.
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An SEC complaint unsealed today charges that Titanium President Michael Alan Stollery, a/k/a Michael Stollaire, a self-described “blockchain evangelist,” lied about business relationships with the Federal Reserve and dozens of well-known firms, including PayPal, Verizon, Boeing, and The Walt Disney Company. The complaint alleges that Titanium’s website contained fabricated testimonials from corporate customers and that Stollaire publicly – and fraudulently –claimed to have relationships with numerous corporate clients. The complaint alleges that Stollaire promoted the ICO through videos and social media and compared it to investing in “Intel or Google.”
05/30/18
what is spoofing?
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US Justice Department, consulting with the CFTC, has opened a criminal probe into traders who employ spoofing and wash trading on #crypto exchanges. traders use these techniques to manipulate the sentiment and decision making of rival traders to set up favorable trades.
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05/28/18
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US Justice Department, consulting with the CFTC, has opened a criminal probe into traders who employ spoofing and wash trading on #crypto exchanges. traders use these techniques to manipulate the sentiment and decision making of rival traders to set up favorable trades.
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The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, according to four people familiar with the matter.
05/25/18
what is wash trading?
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US Justice Department, consulting with the CFTC, has opened a criminal probe into traders who employ spoofing and wash trading on #crypto exchanges. traders use these techniques to manipulate the sentiment and decision making of rival traders to set up favorable trades.
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05/27/18
who will be developing the cryptocurrency?
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The Marshall Islands with a population of 53,066 will recognize their own cryptocurrency, Sovereign (SOV), as official legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
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Neema, is an Israeli startup that handles international money transfers via an app. They will be building the technology of the new cryptocurrency using "Yokwe." Yokwe, is a public protocol which is designed to linking accounts to real, government-verified identities.
05/24/18
when was this act passed?
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The Marshall Islands with a population of 53,066 will recognize their own cryptocurrency, Sovereign (SOV), as official legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
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Legislators for the Pacific island nation (2011 population: 53,158) passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
05/24/18
usd still accepted
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The Marshall Islands with a population of 53,066 will recognize their own cryptocurrency, Sovereign (SOV), as official legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
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The government will still accept USD as currency for the tourists that find themselves venturing to the beautiful Marshall Islands.
05/24/18
sovereign ico?
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The Marshall Islands with a population of 53,066 will recognize their own cryptocurrency, Sovereign (SOV), as official legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th.
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The government intends to use the ICO proceeds to create a buffer for when the US government terminates a $30 million / year reparations payment for having used nuclear weapons in 1940s and 1950s.
05/24/18
how did the verge xvg hack work
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For the second time in months, Verge XVG is being hacked by generating fake timestamps to lower the difficulty adjustment algorithm so as to monopolize the mining of new coins. Attack is made possible due to the larger attack surface of Verge's relatively sophisticated design.
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If the protocol were sentient and fluent in English, it would be saying something like “Oh no! Not enough blocks have been submitted recently! Mining must be too difficult — let’s make it easier!” Since timestamps were continuously being spoofed, the protocol continuously lowered the difficulty, until mining got laughably easy.
05/24/18
what is mining difficulty
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For the second time in months, Verge XVG is being hacked by generating fake timestamps to lower the difficulty adjustment algorithm so as to monopolize the mining of new coins. Attack is made possible due to the larger attack surface of Verge's relatively sophisticated design.
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a difficulty target is a value adjusted by crypto client software to regulate the frequency of mined blocks according to the currency protocol. it's typically done by observing the frequency of prior blocks, increasing difficulty if mined too fast, and decreasing it otherwise.
05/24/18
what is verge xvg
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For the second time in months, Verge XVG is being hacked by generating fake timestamps to lower the difficulty adjustment algorithm so as to monopolize the mining of new coins. Attack is made possible due to the larger attack surface of Verge's relatively sophisticated design.
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Verge is a cryptocurrency with a blockchain designed to run over Tor and IP2 protocols so as to obscure the IP and geolocation of transactions rendering them anonymous and private.
05/24/18
united states crypto regulation
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Coinbase releases Coinbase Pro which will obsolete GDAX starting June 29. Coinbase Pro will integrate recently purchased DEX Paradex. Paradex will give Coinbase customers the ability to trade hundreds of ICO tokens, but, for now, only outside of the US due to regulatory concerns.
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Coinbase will only list “pure” cryptocurrencies because they’ve received guidance from the CFTC and SEC that regulators will treat these as commodities instead of securities. Coinbase won’t consider listing any ICO tokens on their exchange until they have regulatory clarity on how these will be treated by regulators: commodities? securities? Something new?
05/23/18
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Coinbase releases Coinbase Pro which will obsolete GDAX starting June 29. Coinbase Pro will integrate recently purchased DEX Paradex. Paradex will give Coinbase customers the ability to trade hundreds of ICO tokens, but, for now, only outside of the US due to regulatory concerns.
what is a decentralized exchange aka dex?
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Coinbase releases Coinbase Pro which will obsolete GDAX starting June 29. Coinbase Pro will integrate recently purchased DEX Paradex. Paradex will give Coinbase customers the ability to trade hundreds of ICO tokens, but, for now, only outside of the US due to regulatory concerns.
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A dex is an app that enables peers to trade #crypto peer-to-peer without giving up custody of their coins. This decreases the third-party risk of loss of funds due to hacking or theft and increases privacy.
05/23/18