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2 Crypto Startups Unveil Security Token Issuance and Trading Service

Securitize and OTCXN aim to streamline the process of issuing and trading security tokens with their new all-in-one solution.

TCR Party: The #CryptoTwitter Popularity Contest Everyone’s Talking About

ConsenSys is experimenting with token models to see what could work for enterprise consulting clients.

Why Google Data Scientists Are Interested in Ethereum Classic

Google just added BigQuery support for Ethereum Classic because startups are investing in use cases.

The Next Big Ethereum Conference Will Run Almost Entirely on Blockchains

Everything from applications to attend ETHDenver to the processes for submitting, judging and voting on projects will be supported in some way through blockchain platforms.

Bitcoin ATM Startups Say They’re Booming, Thanks in Part to Venezuela

Bitcoin ATM usage is surging, especially in Latin America, where Venezuelan refugees and others are seeking ad hoc banking solutions.

Coinbase Integrates TurboTax to Help US Clients File Crypto Taxes

TurboTax is partnering with Coinbase and four other crypto startups to help U.S. investors properly file their taxes for 2018.

Lawmakers Pitch New Crypto Tax Payments Bill in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire bill would require state agencies to accept cryptocurrency as payment for fees and taxes.

‘Decentralized Airbnb’ Starts Charging Fees as ICO Model Falters

Airbnb competitor Bee Token, founded by alums of Uber, are pivoting in an effort to boost revenue after conducting an ICO last February.

Bitfury Releases Merchant, Developer Tools for Bitcoin’s Lighting Network

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury has released a suite tools aimed to drive adoption of bitcoin’s lightning network.

What We Learned in 100 Crypto Talks With Institutional Investors

Endowments, family offices, pensions and other institutions are enthusiastic about crypto assets despite an overall pullback in valuations.

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week

The tZERO security token trading platfrom will go live next week, says Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.

Security Token Trades on Regulated Platform in Market First

Regulated broker-dealer SharesPost says it has successfully executed its first secondary trade of security tokens on a blockchain.

Blockchain Water Purifier? New China Mobile Appliance Earns You Tokens

A water purifier launched by China Mobile is connected to the internet of things and will reward usage with crypto tokens.

The Biggest Problem for ICOs? In 2018, It Was Their Own Investors

Hashed CEO Simon Seojoon Kim looks at the inherent limitations of ICOs, in particular the belief that "anyone can invest in an initial project."

The False Promise Blockchains Will Revolutionize Real-World Assets

The promises made for blockchain are a pipe dream that is unsubstantiated and misleading, says Farzam Ehsani.

Ethereum Studio ConsenSys Teams Up With Chip Manufacturer AMD

ConsenSys is partnering with AMD to provide a new cloud computing blockchain infrastructure aimed at large companies and government agencies.

Overstock Will Pay Some of Its 2019 Taxes in Bitcoin

Overstock.com plans to be the first major business to pay state taxes using bitcoin in Ohio.

Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

DX.Exchange, a Nasdaq-powered trading firm, will allow investors to purchase crypto tokens representing shares in major public firms.

Crypto Mom’s Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce Is Putting Up a Fight

Having worked over a decade in government before joining the SEC, commissioner Hester Peirce is well-versed in both rule-making and securities law.

McCaleb’s Comeback: Breakups, Breakdowns and Stellar’s Big Break-Out

CoinDesk profiles Jed McCaleb, the early cryptocurrency evangelist who created Stellar, now the world's sixth-largest coin by market cap.