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India's Supreme Court Prods Government on Bitcoin Regulation

The court asked India's central bank and several government agencies to respond to a petition that expressed concern about tax dodges and ransomware.

Tezos Founders Hit With Second Class Action Suit

A second class action lawsuit has been filed against the founders of blockchain startup Tezos, alleging violation of U.S. securities law.

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group's plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month.

Fujitsu Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading With Cross-Blockchain Payments Tech

Japanese IT firm has unveiled a new payments technology designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains.

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month

An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.

Wealth Manager Canaccord: ICOs Could Become Commonplace

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) could one day come to be seen as similar to inital public offerings (IPOs), according to a new report.

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze

Parity has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether.

Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore

Insurance giant Prudential has partnered with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a new blockchain-based digital trade platform for enterprises.

You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork

The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.

Code Name Babylon: Cobalt Is Spinning Off a New Blockchain Subsidiary

Distributed ledger startup Cobalt is seeking to spin off part of its technology in a bid to win ground in a wider variety of enterprise use cases.

Turning Tide? Bitcoin Tops $7,000 As Price Pushes Up

Analysis of the bitcoin price charts suggests the tide is slowly turning in favor of the bulls, although $7,000 could be a stumbling block.

Square's Cash App Pilots Bitcoin Buying and Selling

Some users of Square's Cash App have quietly been given the option to buy or sell bitcoin within their accounts, according to reports.

SecureKey Taps IBM Blockchain for Digital Identity System Launch

Canadian startup SecureKey has revealed it will soon launch an ID verification system built with IBM Blockchain.

'Shitshow' to Success? Bitcoin Gold's Launch Has Been Anything But Smooth

Following user confusion and controversy, many in the bitcoin gold community, including developers, think the new cryptocurrency is running smoothly.

Blockchain Advocacy Group Launched in Wyoming

The Wyoming Blockchain Coalition launched on Tuesday, aiming to boost adoption of the technology in the Equality State.

UK Hedge Fund Man Group Mulls Bitcoin Futures Offering

British hedge fund Man Group's CEO Luke Ellis told Reuters Tuesday that the company would add bitcoin to its investment portfolio.

UK Hedge Fund Eyes Cryptocurrencies On Heels of CME Futures Plan

British hedge fund Man Group's CEO Luke Ellis told Reuters Tuesday that the company would add bitcoin to its investment portfolio.

Singapore's Central Bank Outlines When ICOs Are and Aren't Securities

Singapore Central Bank issued guide to digital token offerings providing general guidance on the application of securities laws administered by MAS.

Bitcoin Bulletproofed: Wuille, Maxwell and More Propose Scalable Privacy Tech

A paper outlining "Bulletproofs" contends to cut the down the size of confidential transactions, a long-anticipated privacy technology for bitcoin.

UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority warned against investing in cryptocurrency-based contracts in a post published Tuesday.