Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Telegram, which was surprised with a last minute restraining order on the sale of its tokens in the U.S., is now ready to delay the launch of the TON network until the spring of next year. The company has informed the New York court reviewing the case that it can suspend all operations with grams until the legal issues around the coin offering are resolved. Also read: 104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals Messenger to Halt Operations With Grams Lawyers representing Telegram Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ton…

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Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support

On October 16, the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced multi-currency support and integration with 15 platforms and wallets. The fusion will provide users with the ability to use a single ENS name across a wide spectrum of crypto applications alongside leveraging a variety of digital assets. Also read: Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash 15 Wallets and Platforms Pledge to Support the Ethereum Name Service Anyone who has used a cryptocurrency like bitcoin cash (BCH) or ethereum (ETH) knows that long alphanumeric addresses can be awkward,…

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CME Bitcoin Futures Sees Institutional Interest and Demand from Asia

Global markets business CME Group said that institutional interest toward the firm’s Bitcoin futures is thriving and 2019’s third-quarter data showed a record number of open interest. Moreover, despite the lackluster start, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has seen an increase in interest with the company’s physically-settled bitcoin futures product. Also read: Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures Continue to Prosper Since going live with its bitcoin futures in December 2017, CME Group’s BTC derivatives has allowed individuals and organizations the…

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Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically supported by the IMF itself. Also Read: IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR Flip-Flopping The six-chapter, 109-page report breaks down the ominous state of global finance…

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SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. Also read: SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal ETF Order Stayed The SEC has sent a letter dated Oct. 15 to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the NYSE, concerning its recent order…

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Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi

A Las Vegas man is charged with raising at least $11 million from cryptocurrency investors he promised to trade binary options for, and make gains of up to 300%. According to the charges the money was sent from new clients to previous ones in a classic Ponzi scheme manner. Also Read: Binance to Add Bitcoin Cash to Its Decentralized Exchange CFTC Charges Las Vegas Man in $11 Million Fraud The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced it has filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court…

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SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has come a long way since its inception and more than 4,900 SLP tokens have been created to date. During the last few months, SLP usage has grown significantly with people constructing various types of unique ideas that create more use cases for these token concepts. Also read: SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About Digital Assets Despite Recent Enforcement Flurry Close to 5,000 SLP Tokens Created and Dividend Payments Lots of individuals have been creating SLP tokens on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Using the SLP…

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

The ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the persistent critique that the coin isn’t backed one-to-one with U.S. dollars as previously claimed. Also read: Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token Sale $2.8 Billion of USDT Held by a Handful…

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Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises Questions About Traveling With Crypto

Miami based bitcoin ATM maker Bitstop has recently installed Miami International Airport’s first crypto ATM, according to a press release issued October 15. The installation adds to the 106 machines the company has already placed across the U.S. Further, it raises important questions about the benefits and legality of traveling with crypto in lieu of cash, when it comes to declaration of assets. Also Read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency Traveling Privately With Crypto While the installation of another crypto ATM doesn’t exactly herald groundbreaking change in the crypto…

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Smart Contract Blockchains Are Struggling to Scale

Second generation blockchains were presented as being faster, cheaper, and more scalable than Bitcoin. Third generation chains (basically anything that came after Ethereum) promised even greater optimizations. In the event, these networks have run into the same difficulties as Bitcoin, with competition for scarce resources leading to mounting costs and congestion. To tackle these problems, an array of scaling solutions has been proffered – some of which could also benefit UTXO blockchains such as BCH and BTC. Also read: 80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain Surveillance The Great…

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