Aussie Crypto Startup Power Ledger Brings P2P Energy Trading to Largest US Market

News today sees notable blockchain project Power Ledger launching its peer-to-peer trading product for renewable energy. Power Ledger will launch with American PowerNet at their home base in Pennsylvania. Power Ledger Power Ledger is a blockchain-based solution for renewable and cost-effective energy. (Power Ledger also has their own cryptocurrency – POWR token.) According to their

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Lawyer: Phase Two of SEC’s Enforcement is Slow, Painful Grind For Crypto

According to Kobre & Kim government enforcement defense and securities litigation attorney Jake Chervinsky, the second phase of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s enforcement on crypto is a painful and slow grind for the sector. Earlier this week, the US SEC cracked down on Paragon and AirFox, two initial coin offering (ICO) projects

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Monero: Unsung Crypto Developer Wins Prestigious Award

Professor Joseph Liu received an award at the end of October 2018 from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognising his recent achievements with the title “ICT Researcher of the Year.” Liu is the creator and development leader of the ring signature algorithm — a crucial technology used in Monero — which he initially conceived of

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Crypto’s Too Expensive? Binance Sent $600 Million in Bitcoin for Just $7

Crypto exchange Binance has been moving bitcoin funds to cold storage the past couple of days, and, of course, such large transfers don’t go unnoticed. Two transactions destined for Binance’s cold wallet come to the fore and demonstrate both the power and irony of the blockchain. A transaction in block 550211 was a transfer of just

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Litecoin’s Franklyn Richards Says Cryptocurrency Will Be Institutionalized — And That’s OK

Everyone’s heard of Litecoin. Not to mention its charismatic creator Charlie Lee who sold all his LTC at the end of last year. A surprise move. Yet one that was meant to remove any conflict of interest between his active social media presence and the price of the coin he created. But did you know

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New York: DFS Grants BitLicense to Crypto Custodian

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has issued a BitLicense to NYDIG Execution LLC, a subsidiary of New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG LLC). In a statement published this week, the regulator revealed that the crypto custodian had been granted a virtual currency license and a money transmission license. In addition, another NYDIG subsidiary, NYDIG

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$50 Million ICO Lands Crypto Lender SALT in Hot Water with SEC: WSJ

SALT Lending, a cryptocurrency loan provider who raised tens of millions of dollars during through an initial coin offering (ICO) with support from crypto pioneer Erik Voorhees, has become the latest blockchain firm to attract the attention of US securities regulators. Crypto Loan Provider SALT under SEC Investigation The Wall Street Journal reports that the

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Hash Wars: Calvin Ayre & CoinGeek Refuse to Concede Defeat in Bitcoin Cash Fork Fight

Shots were fired Thursday afternoon, as CCN received a press release from Calvin Ayre’s CoinGeek which contained some interesting words that are sure to heat up the discussion around the chainsplit and intentional hard fork in Bitcoin Cash. One of the quotes from Calvin Ayre elucidates his feeling that all is not well on the

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Crisis: After $30 Billion Invested, Most Crypto ICOs Have Nothing to Show

Over the past two years, initial coin offering (ICO) projects in the crypto market have raised more than $30 billion. Yet, most ICO projects have little to show, especially pertaining to user growth, blockchain adoption, and overall user activity on decentralized systems. It Will Only Get Worse A handful of tokens have demonstrated success in

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Debunked: Top European Central Bank Official’s False Arguments Against Bitcoin

Benoît Cœuré, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, condemned Bitcoin (BTC), describing it a bubble, ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster. “Lightning may strike me for saying this in the Tower of Basel — but bitcoin was an extremely clever idea. Sadly, not every clever idea is a good idea.

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