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Antpool Adds Support for Siacoin Mining Amid Bitmain Miner Launch

AntPool adds support for the siacoin token, as the mining pool's parent firm, Bitmain, launches a device that can mine it.

Bull Run or Just Bull? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Sentiment Survey

Do you care about prices? Which innovations have you most excited? If you've strong opinions on the state of the industry, make your voice heard.

Bitcoin Is Back Above $11,500, But Bulls Not Out of the Woods Yet

Despite a sharp recovery to over $11,500 today, bitcoin's price is still on shaky ground, the charts suggest.

Korean Regulator Investigating Staff Insider Trading of Cryptocurrencies

A Korean financial regulator has reportedly indicated it is investigating possible insider trading of cryptocurrencies by its own staff.

Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Nets $75 Million in Series B Funding

Ledger, the maker of hardware cryptocurrency wallets, has raised $75 million in Series B funding.

Dept of Veterans Affairs Wants Industry to Propose Use Cases for Blockchain

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will consider any blockchain use cases that can help solve its problems, its CTO said Tuesday.

Enterprise Blockchain Is Ready to Go Live in 2018

2018 will be the year enterprise blockchain goes live and businesses can move from experimenting to production, says Oracle's Mark Rakhmilevich.

New Bill in Colorado Encourages State to Adopt Blockchain for Data Security

A new state bill introduced to the Colorado Senate is looking at using blockchain technology to secure private data from cyberattacks.

Report: South Korea Could Decide This Week on Crypto Exchange Regulation

South Korea will make a decision on Thursday over its stance on cryptocurrency exchange regulation, according to a report by Reuters.

Report: South Korea Mulls Closure of Domestic Crypto Exchanges

South Korea is considering to ban all cryptocurrency exchanges or just those that have violated the law, and vows to make a decision today.

Blockchain Bloat: How Ethereum Clients Are Tackling Storage Issues

With long-term fixes like sharding a ways off, ethereum developers are making the software run more efficiently to ease growing storage requirements.

3 (Possible) Reasons the Crypto Markets Tanked This Week

What do you get when you mix regulatory threats, an immature market infrastructure and an influx of new investors? Lots of red on the trading screens.

Milestone: Cboe's First Bitcoin Futures Contract Expired Today

The first bitcoin futures contract listed by Cboe has expired, a move that came amid a turbulent day of trading that saw the cryptocurrency's price drop below $10,000.

Treasury Official: Department Working With IRS to Police Crypto Exchanges

U.S. Treasury Department Deputy Sigal Mandelker explained how the department would regulate cryptocurrency exchanges in testimony before the Senate.

Goldman's Jafari: Watch For Signs of Price Base Just Below $10K

A new analysis by Goldman Sachs technician Sheba Jafari released a new paper claiming bitcoin could recover just below $10,000.

Israel Releases Draft Plan for Taxing ICOs

Israel's government has published draft circular outlining possible approaches to taxing the proceeds of initial coin offerings (ICOs).

BitConnect Investors Left in the Lurch as Token's Price Drops 90%

Numerous users complained on social media they couldn't cash out their BCC tokens on BitConnect's site following the shutdown of its lending platform.

The First Blockchain ETFs Launched on Nasdaq, NYSE Today

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds on Nasdaq today.

Bitcoin's Price Drops Below $10,000 for First Time Since Early December

The price of bitcoin has fallen below $10,000 for the first time since early December.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Appoints First Executive Director

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced the appointment of its first executive director.