Kraken Launches Ether Dark Pool Trading

Kraken has introduced Ether (ETH) Dark Pool trading in its platform, chalking a milestone as the first ever digital currency exchange to do so with the currency powering Ethereum. In a nod to ether’s rapid rise, both in popularity and value, Kraken has become the first virtual currency exchange to offer clients Dark Pool trading […]

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Bitcoin Industry in Japan Awaits Regulation

 The National Diet in Japan (the legislature consisting of the Lower House and the Upper House) is currently deliberating over bills to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies and a keenly contested bitcoin industry in Japan is watching closely. Following the debacle of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox which collapsed in 2014, bitcoin as […]

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Former CFTC Commissioner States Obama “Should Heed the Call” on Bitcoin

Former commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission advised Obama in an op-ed on CNBC today to take a reasonable approach to digital currency and blockchain technology, one that fosters innovation.  Bitcoin and blockchain regulation has been a hot topic at conferences and on the nascent technology’s online forums. Bitcoin, known for its anarchist and […]

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Bitcoin Marketplace OpenBazaar Unveils Several Additions in Major Roadmap

OpenBazaar, a decentralized, unregulated and open-source marketplace that uses bitcoin, has released a roadmap to its second version following a better-than-expected response to its first version in April, according to Medium. OpenBazaar, which opened for business last month, has long-term plans to be a major e-commerce player. Its immediate focus is traditional e-commerce for digital […]

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Ethereum Based Censorship-Immune Social Media Network “Akasha” Unveiled

The AKASHA Project hopes to deliver an Internet where privacy and freedom of expression are embedded into the code, using the Ethereum and the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS). Mihai Alisie, founder and CEO of AKASHA, recently celebrated World Press Freedom Day by inviting people to sign up for its alpha release, according to his blog. Alisie, […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Outs Himself As Craig Steven Wright

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here. – Quentin Tarantino Frustrated, The Man sat there and looked at the effervescence of his computer screen from within a desert of red. Outside of his window, the kangaroo which had been plotting for months to kill […]

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Mt.Gox Trustee Suspends Release of Exchange’s Bitcoin Addresses List

Citing security concerns with the possibility of endangering personal information and the privacy of users in relation to the planned release of the list of bitcoin addresses controlled by now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the trustee has suspended the release. Nobuaki Kobayashi, the Tokyo District Court assigned Trustee, who revealed “significant progress” had been made […]

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ASX Listing Changes Could Dissuade Bitcoin & Fintech Startups

The changes considered by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to its listing regulations could potentially lead to early-stage technology startups including bitcoin and Fintech companies being blocked from listing on Australia’s primary securities exchange. The ASX is notable for its endeavor to explore and implement blockchain technology as its post-trade clearing and settlement solution, replacing […]

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Investigation into Bitcoin Exchange Cryptsy Issues Subpoenas, CEO Remains Missing

The court-appointed receiver for Cryptsy, the defunct, Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange that claims to have lost more than $5 million in investors’ funds to theft, has filed a report that identifies some of the banks and exchanges the defendants used in operating the scheme that left hundreds of investors without access to their accounts. The receiver, […]

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