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As Wall Street Bids Up Bitcoin, ICO Tactics Change

Facing new regulation and a run-up in crypto prices, the ICO market is feeling the squeeze of maturity.

DOJ Alleges Bitcoin Involved in Attempted ISIS Funding

Prosecutors have accused a New York woman of using credit cards to purchase bitcoin and then launder those funds to send money to ISIS.

Goodbye Ethereum: Kik Plans to Move Its ICO Tokens to Stellar

Kik founder Ted Livingston announced on Wednesday that his company was moving its Kin token app from ethereum to Stellar.

Malaysia's Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bank Negara Malaysia published draft guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges to report their usage statistics to prevent illicit transactions.

Intel Sees Role for 'Blockchain Mining' in Genetic Sequencing

In a newly released patent application, Intel describes how it could run genetic sequencing operations on a blockchain.

Denmark Could Tap Blockchain For Foreign Aid Delivery, Says Report

Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a new report on the applicability of blockchain to foreign aid.

Yellowing Paper: What's Delaying a Crucial Ethereum Update?

The paper that's meant to provide the rules for computers running ethereum's software is out of date, and agreeing an update may not be so easy.

Gibraltar to Launch License Scheme for Blockchain Startups

Gibraltar will publish guidance explaining how to apply its new blockchain legislation to startups on Friday.

Up 50%: Ripple's XRP Sets Price Record Amid Overstretched Rally

Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency is scaling new heights today, but the rally looks overbought, according to price chart analysis.

It's Time for Governments to Embrace Blockchain

Governments haven't typically been thought of as early blockchain adopters. That could soon change, writes IBM's Marie Wieck.

Bitcoin Looks Lower In Chase for 'Small Cap' Gains

Soon after an all-time-high above $17,630 on the CoinDesk's price index, bitcoin prices are starting to look towards sub-$16,000 levels.

Court Approves U.S. Extradition for Alleged BTC-e Operator

A Greek court has given the green light for the U.S. extradition of Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e.

Japanese Shipping Giant, IBM to Trial Blockchain in Cross-Border Trade

Japanese shipping firm Mitsui OSK Lines and partners including IBM are to undertake a blockchain trial aimed to streamline international trade flows.

India's Tax Department Collects User Data at Multiple Bitcoin Exchanges

The Indian Income Tax Department has visited bitcoin exchanges across the country seeking data on tax avoiding users.

India's Tax Department Raids Bitcoin Exchange Across the Country

The Indian Income Tax Department has conducted raids at major bitcoin exchanges across the country seeking data on tax avoiding users.

Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

What if an ICO is just an ICO? Eva Kaili argues regulations need more imaginative approaches to blockchain.

Walmart, JD.com Back Blockchain Food Tracking Effort in China

Retail giants Walmart and JD.com are among several companies backing a new blockchain effort in China focused on food safety and traceability.

Plan B? Ethereum Innovators Are Reviving the Fight for Net Neutrality

Mesh networks could be finding new life among blockchain enthusiasts as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission gears up to repeal net neutrality.

2018's Big Question: Can Bitcoin Forks Deliver Value?

Forking bitcoin was all the rage in 2017. In 2018, the question might be, what are we getting in return?

Saudi, UAE Central Banks Team Up to Test Cryptocurrency

The central banks of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are reportedly testing a new cryptocurrency for cross-border payments.