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Big Money, Murky Governance: Kicking the Tires of Telegram's Token Sale

In a market that emphasizes trustless systems, the Durov brothers are asking token investors to place a lot of trust in them and the Telegram team.

Bitcoin's Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours

The price of a bitcoin just plummeted by over $1,300, as losses are seen across the wider cryptocurrency market.

Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade

Swift formalizes another major blockchain project by signing a memorandum of understanding with seven Central Securities Depositories.

ViaBTC Increases Cloud Mining Fee Citing China's Mining Resource Scarcity

China's crypto mining pool ViaBTC increases its maintenance fee ratio for AntMiner S9 cloud mining contract, citing mining resource scarcity in China.

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

What's in store for blockchains in 2018? Infosys's Peter Loop offers a diverse selection of forecasts for the year ahead.

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

It may be fair to compare what cryptocurrency and blockchains are going through to the 1990s dotcom bubble, but not to the 2000s housing bubble.

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group

Penske Logistics has become the latest company to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

$400K: Hacker Makes Off With Stellar Lumens in BlackWallet Theft

A hacker stole more than $400,000 in Stellar lumens after compromising the digital wallet provider BlackWallet.

German Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated On a Global Scale

A director of Germany's central bank said at an event that cryptocurrencies must be regulated at a global scale, not just on a national level.

Lithuania's Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Startup Sandbox

The central bank of Lithuania has launched a new regulatory "sandbox" for startups working with blockchain.

Mississippi Doctors Sued Mt. Gox for Bitcoin Loss Now Worth $133 Million

Two former users of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox have brought a lawsuit against the company over the loss of 9,500 bitcoins.

Bitcoin Cash Looking Heavy After Bull Move Fails

Bitcoin cash prices are looking heavy today, courtesy of repeated failures to pass the $2,800 mark in recent days.

End of Inflation? The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency

An expert at software giant SAP has a radical idea for how central banks can eliminate inflation with cryptocurrency assets.

$15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices Gather Upside Traction

Having defended $13,000, bitcoin looks set to explore a move towards $15,000 levels in the next 24 hours.

South Korean Cryptocurrency Investors Face Fines for Anonymous Accounts

South Korean authorities have reportedly said that cryptocurrency investors must attach their IDs to anonymous virtual accounts or face penalties.

Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments 'Not Legitimate'

Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country.

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

Enterprises may have gone quiet toward the end of 2017, but that doesn't mean they won't be players in the year ahead, Accenture's Valiente argues.

Bitmain Reportedly Eyeing Canada for Bitcoin Mining Expansion

After announcing a Swiss branch, Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain is reportedly looking at a second expansion into Quebec.

No, You Don't Have to Buy a Whole Bitcoin

As new enthusiasts enter the cryptocurrency markets, one developer wants to make bitcoin's divisibility really stand out by coining the term "bits."

Don't Use a Blockchain Unless You Really Need One

Blockchains are inefficient, and worth the cost only when censorship-resistance is required. For money, it clearly is; for identity, it just might be.