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Japan's Fisco Launching $2.66 Million Cryptocurrency Fund

Japanese Corporate analyst and bitcoin exchange operator Fisco has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency fund this month.

Bitcoin Price Stays Heavy Amid Korean Regulatory Reports

Despite the two-way action on the price of bitcoin over the last 24 hours, the bears still appear to have the upper hand.

SETL's Fund Record-Keeping Platform Trials Live Blockchain Transactions

An asset manager has carried out live blockchain transactions on the IZNES fund record-keeping platform built on blockchain tech from startup SETL.

Korea's Central Bank Forms Task Force to Study Cryptocurrency Impact

The Bank of Korea, South Korea's central bank, has launched a cryptocurrency task force to explore the technology's effects on the financial system.

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

Global regulators have staked out a diverse set of rules for blockchain, but entrepreneurs may be better off playing arbitrage until the dust settles.

Florida Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Signatures, Smart Contracts

A new bill introduced to the Florida House of Representatives aims to legally recognize blockchain records and smart contracts.

Atomic Action: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Cross-Blockchain Swap?

Atomic swaps herald a way to greatly expand the capabilities of blockchain – but how soon will users be tapping the tech for trading?

South Korea Reportedly Expands Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges

New reports suggest that the South Korean government is intensifying its moves against the country's bitcoin exchanges.

Mike Novogratz Unveils Plan for Cryptocurrency 'Merchant Bank'

Billionaire and ex-fund manager Mike Novogratz has unveiled the launch of a cryptocurrency "merchant bank."

Bitmain Looks to Europe as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners

Bitmain, the China-based bitcoin mining giant, has set up a new subsidiary in Switzerland.

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Could Be Viable Money In Troubled Economies

A new report published by Goldman Sachs highlights how bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could serve as alternative forms of money in troubled economies.

Kodak's Cryptocurrency Is Already Being Presold

The company licensed by Kodak to use its name in conjunction with a new cryptocurrency has already begun pre-selling it ahead of a public initial coin offering (ICO).

Kodak Debuts Bitcoin Miner as Blockchain Pivot Juices Stock Price

Kodak has licensed its name to a new bitcoin mining product.

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a 'Bad Ending'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said cryptocurrencies would come to a "bad ending" in a new interview Wednesday.

Down Not Out? Ripple Bulls May Regain Momentum

The 50 percent decline of Ripple's XRP token from the record highs may have strengthened the bears, but further downside may be limited.

Coinbase: Massive Buy Demand Caused Bitcoin Cash Launch Hiccups

Coinbase has blamed overwhelming demand from buyers for issues experienced during its launch of bitcoin cash trading last month.

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

The landscape for tokens and ICOs will change this year, but the effects might be farther reaching and more impactful on society than you'd think.

Overstock Payments Glitch Mixes Up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash: Report

Online retail giant Overstock.com has reportedly experienced a bug that meant it mixed up payments made in two different cryptocurrencies.

Downside Exposed? Bitcoin Continues Slide to Below $14K

Bitcoin is looking weaker on charts today, courtesy of a three-day losing streak, and could drop even lower in coming days.

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over 'Instability'

Tech giant Microsoft is once more accepting bitcoin payments after it halted transactions in the cryptocurrency last week.