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Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views …

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Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch

Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop …

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WeChat, Alipay to Block Crypto Transactions on Payment Platforms

WeChat, Alipay to Block Crypto Transactions on Payment Platforms Chinese mobile payment platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay are scrambling to keep up with regulators after recent announcements regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Both payment giants have said that they will work with the government agencies closely to monitor …

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FinCEN Says It Now Receives 1,500 Crypto Complaints a Month

FinCEN Says It Now Receives 1,500 Crypto Complaints a Month The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) receives more than 1,500 reports every month from financial institutions regarding cryptocurrencies, a top official said Thursday. FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco, speaking at the Chicago-Kent Block (Legal) Tech Conference, discussed the role his agency …

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Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security

Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security The number of Tezos bakers is on the rise. The protocol’s term for a validator (its equivalent of bitcoin’s miners), bakers are crucial to ensuring the nascent network’s security. And that’s all the more necessary given the …

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Telegram Tech Promised In ICO Vulnerable to Attack, Researchers Say

Telegram Tech Promised In ICO Vulnerable to Attack, Researchers Say With $1.7 billion in the bank following its initial coin offering (ICO), Telegram has released its first crypto-friendly feature – but security researchers are skeptical. As detailed in a blog post published today, Virgil Security, a U.S.-based startup, has identified …

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An $8 Million Airdrop Ran Out of Tokens – What’s Next Is Anyone’s Guess

An $8 Million Airdrop Ran Out of Tokens – What’s Next Is Anyone’s Guess “Scarcity” may be a crypto buzzword, but “shortage” has hardly made the footnotes – until now. In early July, the developers behind U Network, a blockchain publishing protocol valued at around $8 million, abruptly announced that …

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An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What’s Next Is Anyone’s Guess

An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What’s Next Is Anyone’s Guess “Scarcity” may be a crypto buzzword, but “shortage” has hardly made the footnotes – until now. In early July, the developers behind U Network, a blockchain publishing protocol valued at around $8 million, abruptly announced that it had …

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Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange – TechCrunch

Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange – TechCrunch Malta AKA “Blockchain Island” has been making waves lately in the world of cryptocurrency and governance. Their latest move involves the crypto exchange Binance and the ICO builders at Neufund. The plan is simple: Neufund will help MSX, the …

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