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UK Government Lures Distributed Ledger Projects With $26 Million Fund

Innovate UK, the United Kingdom's innovation arm, plans to invest more than $26 million in emerging tech projects, including distributed ledgers.

MakerDAO and More: The Quest for a Stable Stablecoin Continues

Even with a tumultuous past and harsh critics, stablecoin projects keep popping up, aiming to relieve some of the volatility in the crypto markets.

Amazon User Orders Bitcoin Miner, Gets 'Boss Baby' DVD Instead

An Amazon UK customer is relieved after finally receiving a refund for an Antminer S9 which he paid for but never received.

Payment Processor Stripe to End Support for Bitcoin

Payments processor Stripe announced it would end support for bitcoin in April, citing rising transaction costs and times as two reasons for the move.

EU Commissioner to Host 'High Level' Crypto Roundtable

A European Union commissioner plans to hold a meeting of public and private sector stakeholders to discuss the impact of cryptocurrencies.

Virginia Lawmaker Calls for Crypto Impact Study

A new bill introduced to the Virginia state legislature calls for a study on the impact of cryptocurrencies.

Malta Finance Watchdog Pushes Ahead With Crypto Fund Rules

The Malta Financial Services Authority published the feedback it received on its proposed rules for cryptocurrency investment schemes.

TD Ameritrade Cites Blockchain Stock Interest in Q1 Results

TD Ameritrade said that the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was a strong one, buoyed in part by interested in stocks related to blockchain.

Goldman Sachs Report Warns Investors of Bitcoin 'Bubble'

Goldman Sachs analysts have claimed bitcoin is in a bubble bigger than the dot-com era and the famous Dutch tulip mania.

Ether Price Outlook Gloomy After Again Falling Below $1K

The price of ether is likely to head south unless the bulls can quickly pull the price back over $1,100, price chart analysis indicates.

UN Forms Blockchain Coalition to Fight Climate Change

The United Nations has formed a new coalition to research and adopt applications of blockchain technology to further action on climate change.

Just Because It's Bad for Your Coin Doesn't Mean It's FUD

Not all unwelcome tidings can be dismissed as attempts to sow "fear, uncertainty and doubt," and shooting the messenger won't make the message untrue.

Bear Grip Strengthens as Bitcoin Price Nears $10K

Bitcoin prices look set to explore sub-$10,000 levels, leaving the bulls an uphill task to achieve a reversal.

Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger and others have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance.

China's Banking Regulator Pushes Blockchain Adoption for Credit Market

China's banking regulator, the CBRC, thinks the country should double down on its adoption on blockchain technology to improve the credit market.

Cryptocurrency Exchange BitFlyer Launches New EU Branch

Japan-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has opened a new EU branch after receiving regulatory approval in Luxembourg.

What's a Former CIA Lawyer Doing in Crypto?

After decades at a white-shoe law firm, Russell Bruemmer is now advising blockchain startup Applied Philosophy Labs on token sales and governance.

South Korea Reveals Deadline for Anonymous Crypto Trading Halt

South Korea's financial watchdog has set a date for the introduction of a new rule barring anonymous virtual cryptocurrency trading accounts.

South Korea Announces Date for Ban on Anonymous Crypto Trading

South Korea's financial watchdog has set a date for the introduction of a new rule outlawing anonymous virtual cryptocurrency trading accounts.

Vermont City Pilots Land Registry Record With Blockchain Startup

The City of South Burlington in Vermont is partnering with a blockchain startup to pilot a land registry ledger based on the tech.