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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
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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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June 26, facebook allows #crypto ads but keeps ban on ads for icos.
06/28/18
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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At the same time, if @augur has any kind of success it will quickly run into scaling challenges passed down to it by its host platform ethereum. #ethereum competitors claiming to have a better scaling approach will seek to capitalize as these challenges play out in public.
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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The episode prompted Larimer to question the wisdom of his own Constitution design and to announce that he would propose an amendment that would allow only code-is-law issues to be arbitrated by ECAF. However, such an amendment would require a 15% voting threshold to be reached.
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.
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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Advertisers wanting to run ads for cryptocurrency products and services must submit an application to help us assess their eligibility — including any licenses they have obtained, whether they are traded on a public stock exchange, and other relevant public background on their business.
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
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
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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putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether, based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions.
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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when I look at Bitcoin today, I do not see a central third party whose efforts are a key determining factor in the enterprise. The network on which Bitcoin functions is operational and appears to have been decentralized for some time, perhaps from inception.
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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"Titanium has cooperated with, and fully intends to continue cooperating with the SEC’s investigation in accordance with the terms of the TRO. As is often the case, a receiver was appointed in this matter (Case No. 18-4315 DSF (JPRx))." https://steemit.com/tbis/@tbis/tbis-weely-episode-eight-the-sec
05/30/18
why is it important
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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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this particular charge was fraud. it remains to be seen what other ICO activity the SEC will choose to act against. overly-zealous regulation may hurt innovation in the space as well as the price of ethereum where the majority of ICOs are hosted.
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.
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
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
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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
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
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 sovereign will be launched through an initial coin offering. Supply of the sovereign will be limited to 24 million tokens.
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
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
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 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
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
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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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While we work to integrate with Coinbase, the Paradex app will be temporarily unavailable, starting today, May 23, at 3pm ET. This doesn’t change our commitment to our users. We’re still working hard to build the best relayer, now with a larger team and more resources.
05/23/18
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
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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How a cryptocurrency will be regulated may come down to whether it is treated as a commodity, which have a lighter regulatory burden, or a security, which have a heavier regulatory burden. ICOs are run by developers who make promises. This makes them more likely to be classed as securities than “pure” cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, or Ethereum.
05/23/18