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Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin's $157 Million ICO

Sirin says its Finney phone will fill a gap in the crypto market. But as the adage goes, "hardware is hard," and in blockchain it may be even harder.

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K

Bitcoin is back around $14,000 and could be in for a phase of rangebound trading as the markets come to terms with regulatory noises from South Korea.

Search Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Chinese web search giant Baidu has launched its own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform based on its own technology.

Russia's Sberbank Has Launched a Blockchain Lab

Sberbank, one of the largest banks in Russia, has built a blockchain laboratory to develop and test blockchain-based solutions.

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge

Cryptocurrencies emerged as a leading tech in 2017, but 2018 may find them merging with other technologies to become even more ubiquitous.

Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

Bitcoin Core contributor and maintainer Jonas Schnelli is on a mission to make running full nodes easier for non-geeks. Decentralization is at stake.

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin for a limited time for a so-called "Bitcoin Bucket."

Ukraine Forms Cryptocurrency Oversight Working Group

Ukraine's national defense chief called for legislation regulating cryptocurrencies at a recent meeting on cybersecurity.

Arizona Lawmakers Want to Let People Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

A new bill submitted to the Arizona Senate would, if approved, let people pay their state tax liabilities using bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

US State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist

North Carolina became the second state to halt BitConnect's ICO after issuing a temporary cease-and-desist.

White Paper Published for Blockchain Privacy Tech Zk-starks

The highly-anticipated white paper for zk-starks, which does away with the so-called trusted setup made famous by zcash, is out.

Defying Wider Market Downtrend, Bitcoin Cash Eyes $3K

Bitcoin cash looks set for a gravity-defying move, with chart analysis suggesting gains to above $3,000 may be in order.

US Marshals Service to Auction Off $54 Million in Bitcoin

The U.S. Marshals Service has announced that it will auction off more than 3,800 bitcoins later this month.

MoneyGram to Pilot Ripple's XRP Token

International money-remittance firm MoneyGram is partnering with Ripple to test the startup's XRP token for international payments.

Korean Official: Cryptocurrency Exchange Ban 'Not Finalized'

South Korea's Presidential Office said today that a plan to ban trading cryptocurrencies via exchanges in the nation is still not set in stone.

Japan's Fisco Launching $2.66 Million Cryptocurrency Fund

Japanese Corporate analyst and bitcoin exchange operator Fisco has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency fund this month.

Bitcoin Price Stays Heavy Amid Korean Regulatory Reports

Despite the two-way action on the price of bitcoin over the last 24 hours, the bears still appear to have the upper hand.

SETL's Fund Record-Keeping Platform Trials Live Blockchain Transactions

An asset manager has carried out live blockchain transactions on the IZNES fund record-keeping platform built on blockchain tech from startup SETL.

Korea's Central Bank Forms Task Force to Study Cryptocurrency Impact

The Bank of Korea, South Korea's central bank, has launched a cryptocurrency task force to explore the technology's effects on the financial system.

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

Global regulators have staked out a diverse set of rules for blockchain, but entrepreneurs may be better off playing arbitrage until the dust settles.