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BitGo Is Building Its Own Digital Asset Custodian

Blockchain security startup BitGo has decided to build its own asset custodian, and will no longer proceed with its acquisition of Kingdom Trust.

CryptoKitties Charity Auction Raises $15K for Children's Hospital

Bella's Kitty Den, a CryptoKitties marketplace, raised over $15,000 by auctioning donated collectible kitties for the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Just One Top Crypto Bucked This Week's Market Downturn

Shadowing the losses in bitcoin, the top-25 cryptocurrencies have all fallen over the last seven days – all bar one, that is.

Chinese Blockchain Complex Offers Startups Millions in Subsidies

A new blockchain industrial park in China aims to attract talented individuals and startups by offering millions of dollars-worth of subsidies.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels Adds Crypto Rewards to Official Website

Adult actress Stormy Daniels has partnered with Vice Industry Token to add cryptocurrency incentives for website users.

Bangkok Bank Joins R3's Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative

Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX.

Chinese City to Use Blockchain In Fight Against Tax Evasion

Tencent is working with a local tax authority on fintech solutions to tax issues, and already has a blockchain product for invoicing.

Bitcoin Faces Close Below Long-Term Support In First Since 2015

If bitcoin closes the week below the 50-week moving average it will increase the likelihood of a sell-off to $6,000

Alabama Securities Watchdog Hits 3 ICOs with Cease-and-Desists

The U.S. state of Alabama has issued cease-and-desist orders to three ICOs that were allegedly soliciting residents with unregistered securities.

Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO

No team, plagiarized white paper, McAfee pump, promises of bitcoin-like returns, brand hijacking, a fake blog. Welcome to ICO-land.

Norfolk Southern the Latest Railway to Join Blockchain Transport Group

Norfolk Southern is the latest railway to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

EY's Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now Live

A group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for global shipping industry said the technology is now live in commercial use.

The Record-Breaking $152 Million Battle Over Blockchain Betting Tool Augur

An investor and three founders are being sued in a landmark cryptocurrency case centered on the ethereum decentralized application Augur.

ShipChain Pushes Back Against Securities Violations Claims

In a statement, ShipChain said it did not violate securities laws or offer its token for sale in South Carolina.

Payments Platform Uphold Completes XRP Ledger Integration

Digital payments startup Uphold has completed its integration with the XRP ledger, it announced Thursday.

Bank of Spain Governor: Cryptocurrencies Pose 'More Risks Than Benefits'

Spanish central bank governor Luis Maria Linde believes cryptocurrencies are dangerous, but is open to blockchain technology.

Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1

Hut 8 Mining Group raised $70 million CAD to invest in mining machines, and mined 828 bitcoins in the first quarter of 2018.

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

A monero cryptominer based on XMRig is hijacking Macs, causing high CPU and fan usage.

Commerzbank Conducts €500k FX Transaction Using R3's Corda

Thyssenkrupp successfully conducted a foreign exchange transaction using R3's Corda blockchain in partnership with Germany's Commerzebank.

Revolut App Adds XRP, Bitcoin Cash to Crypto Options

Mobile banking app Revolut now lets users buy, sell and hold Ripple's XRP and bitcoin cash, in addition to bitcoin, litecoin and ether.