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Overstock Leads $2 Million Funding for Blockchain Voting Startup

Medici Ventures, a subsidiary of online retail giant Overstock.com, has led the seed funding round of mobile voting platform Voatz.

Bitcoin Faces Bear Move as Price Drops Toward $15K

Bitcoin is looking weak today after prices failed to hold above $17,000 levels at the weekend.

Indian Lawyer Files Petition Demanding Cryptocurrency Regulations

An Indian lawyer has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to force action on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the country.

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund

IBM and Comcast Ventures are backing a blockchain investment fund aiming to scale early stage start-ups focused on enterprises.

I Love Bitcoin. That's Why I Sue Exchanges

The lawyer who's filed more crypto class actions than any other speaks out on his outlook on the blockchain industry.

Weathering the Altcoin Storm (And Investing for the Next)

The crypto markets may be divorced from fundamentals, but that doesn't they're devoid of patterns and rhythms you can read.

Anti-Virus Token? Polyswarm Seeks Safer Internet With ICO

PolySwarm will be running an initial coin offering for the purpose of enlisting security researchers across the globe in creating a safer internet.

2018's Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

We've bought in, but how much are these assets really worth? Turing Group's top quants talk about a major token challenge ahead.

A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

Last year, lawyers and law firms finally got over themselves and worked together in the blockchain space. In 2018, such teamwork will be critical.

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Crypto Evasion

If the U.S. government just tries to go after each problematic example of crypto on an ad-hoc basis, it'll never get ahead of the issue.

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Herald Future Growth?

Ripple's recent price rise could lead to a self-fulling cycle of appreciation for the cryptographic asset.

What Crypto Didn't Give Us in 2017

The cryptocurrency market may have exceeded expectations in 2017 – but there's plenty of goals left on the industry wishlist.

What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto

Newly discovered computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre could have an impact on cryptocurrency users.

Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale

The Texas State Securities Board ordered BitConnect to halt its upcoming token sale, which the regulator deemed an unregistered securities offering.

Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More

Overstock.com just got a fat chunk of change from a big-name investor, and CEO Patrick Byrne says much of it will fund the company's blockchain work.

Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying Bitcoin Miners Now

The former beverage company is buying $4.2 million of AntMiner gear and setting up a mining facility in a Nordic country, according to an SEC filing.

Visa Cracks Down on Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe, Providers Say

European bitcoin debit card providers say they were told to suspend their services by card network Visa on Friday.

Ripple Claims 3 Big Money Transfer Firms Will Use XRP in 2018

In a tweet late Thursday night, Ripple stated that three of the top five money transfer businesses will begin using its XRP cryptocurrency in 2018.

Ripple Eyes Retreat After Record Price Highs

Ripple's XRP token may have found a short-term top and there's potential for a sustained pullback in prices, price charts suggest.

Altucher-Backed Crypto Exchange Raising $10 Million

A prominent mainstream investor is taking aim at entrance into the cryptocurrency sector with a new business venture.