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Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Just Got Acquired

Bitcoin services startup BTCC said it's been acquired by a Hong Kong-based blockchain investment fund. It did not name the buyer or reveal the price.

Kansas Latest US State to Warn on Crypto Investment Risk

The securities commissioner of the U.S. state of Kansas has issued a warning on the risks of cryptocurrency and ICO investments.

In Their Own Words: Real Companies Talk Ripple XRP Pilots

Coming off several weeks of intense criticism enterprise blockchain startup Ripple has revealed several clients using its native cryptocurrency, XRP.

Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments

Major Japanese electronics retailer Yamada Denki is partnering with the BitFlyer exchange to trial bitcoin payment in two of its stores.

Bitcoin Price Looking Heavy As News Turns Negative

Bitcoin's possible upside appears capped by a recent run of negative news, most notably a major Japanese exchange hack.

Coincheck Must Report on Security Failures, Says Finance Watchdog

Following last week's huge hack, Japan's Financial Services Agency has said Coincheck must report on the issues and its plan for improvements.

Texas Halts Crypto Banking Operation over Regulatory Violations

A Texas financial regulator has issued a cease-and-desist order, this time to decentralized banking platform AriseBank.

A Little Lightning Project Has Two Big Implications

A small Japanese startup is paving the way in ideating how bitcoin's experimental Lightning network could take shape on two fronts.

San Francisco Blockchain Startups Partner on Decentralized Insurance

Two San Francisco blockchain startups are teaming up, including one that is aiming to create a kind of decentralized Airbnb.

Can Bitcoin Be Destroyed? 7 (Unlikely) Paths to Irrelevance

How likely is an end-of-days scenario for bitcoin? Not very, according to investor Sebastien Meunier in a piece that outlines the possibilities.

Latest Zcash Ceremony Used Chernobyl Waste

Zcash's latest private Powers of Tau ceremony used nuclear waste in a small aircraft to generate random code, helping to ensure the network's privacy.

NIST Releases Blockchain Report for Business Beginners

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a blockchain report aimed to assist businesses considering adopting the technology.

The Periodic Table of Blockchain

Defining criteria for digital asset will move forward the whole industry and simplify the jobs of investors and regulators, says Pavel Kravchenko.

Tether Confirms Its Relationship With Auditor Has 'Dissolved'

The statement, provided Saturday evening, confirms the suspicions of online sleuths and is likely to raise new questions about the company's finances.

A Haven for Blockchain: The Case for Wyoming

Three bills in the state legislature, combined with zero taxes and cheap power, should make Wyoming a competitive location for blockchain businesses.

The Opportunity for Interoperable Chains of Chains

Just THE blockchain? A world of blockchains for blockchains is coming, and it might be closer than you think.

Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn't Mt. Gox

Though the Coincheck theft may superficially resemble 2014's Mt. Gox hack, the impact on cryptocurrencies is not nearly as significant.

Starbucks Chairman Is Hot on Blockchain, Cold on Bitcoin

Starbucks chairman Howard Shultz said the ubiquitous coffee chain sees the blockchain and digital currencies in its future–but not bitcoin.

Roubini Doubles Down on Crypto Criticism, Calls Blockchain 'Overhyped'

The influential economist has made harsh public remarks about bitcoin before, but his latest piece broadens the attack to include the underlying tech.

Philippines Securities Regulator Orders Halt to ICO

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission hit KropCoin with a cease-and-desist order, on the grounds it was offering unregistered securities.