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SEC 'Looking Closely' at Public Company Blockchain Pivots, Says Chairman

The SEC is investigating companies that have made recent waves in markets with their public pivots toward blockchain.

Coinbase Taps Twitter Vet to Bolster Customer Support

Coinbase has added Twitter's former vice president of operations and user services to its team in an effort to improve its customer service.

Commodity Merchant Louis Dreyfus Trials Blockchain for Soybean Trade

Louis Dreyfus, a major commodities trading company, has announced that it has piloted a blockchain-based transaction system developed by a group of financial institutions including ING.

China Moves to Crack Down on Digital Currency Pyramid Schemes

China's public security ministry says it will take aim at pyramid schemes in the country, including those that purportedly involve cryptocurrencies.

Canadian Research Body Pilots Ethereum in Transparency Push

The National Research Council of Canada is trialing the ethereum blockchain for recording government contracts.

Huobi Is Launching a Token, But It's 'Not an ICO'

China-based crypto exchange Huobi has announced that it will issue its own token based on the ethereum ERC-20 standard.

What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really wants to experiment with decentralized systems, a publicly issued crypto-token would be hell of a way to do it.

Bitcoin Defends $11,000 Mark and Eyes Move Higher

Bitcoin is stuck in a narrow range currently, but a breakout may lie ahead, the price charts indicate.

Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Halting Deposits from Non-Citizens

South Korea's Korbit exchange has informed users that non-citizens will soon not be able to deposit Korean won for trading.

Korean Exchange Korbit Halting Deposits from Foreigners

South Korea's Korbit exchange has informed users that non-citizens will soon not be able to deposit Korean won for trading.

IMF Calls for International Cooperation on Crypto

The IMF has voiced concerns over the risks involved with cryptocurrencies and has called for global talks and cooperation.

Opera Browser Adds Cryptocurrency Miner Protection for Smartphones

The Opera web browser is now protecting smartphones from cryptocurrency miners embedded in websites, the company says.

Don't HODL, BUIDL: How Blockchain Tech Will Add Value in 2018

The question is what can we solve, enhance, or deliver that will make individuals or organizations produce more, be more efficient or enjoy life more?

Indian State Partners With Fund To Launch Blockchain Ecosystem

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh announced a partnership with Covalent Fund to kickstart a blockchain ecosystem at its Fintech Valley Vizag.

Opening Hyperledger: Consortium to Create Experimental Labs for Startups

An effort to connect startups with companies formally recognized by Hyperledger, the measure may accelerate the rate at which new ideas find traction.

Contortions for Compliance: Life Under New York's BitLicense

New York passed the BitLicense in a vacuum. Now state and federal laws are catching up, often with poor coordination, causing a compliance nightmare.

Public Blockchains' Lure Will Become Irresistible for Enterprises in 2018

Decentralized public blockchains are the only way enterprises will commit to digitizing services in an interoperable manner, says EY's Paul Brody.

Lightning Network May Not Solve Bitcoin's Scaling 'Trilemma'

It isn’t possible to have decentralization, a fixed money supply and sufficient liquidity for an efficient payments system, says Frances Coppola.

Battle-Testing Lightning: Schools Start Contest to Secure Bitcoin’s Layer 2

Organizers hope a new competition will spur security advances for Lightning, but also steer bitcoin debates in more constructive directions.

Venezuela Blasts 'False' White Paper for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan officials have denied claims that the petro token's white paper has been released, calling such claims "false information."