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Quantstamp Successfully Audited All of Binance’s ERC20 Tokens
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Quantstamp Successfully Audited All of Binance’s ERC20 Tokens

In the world of smart contracts and ERC20 tokens, independent audits should have been the norm by now. So far, that has not been the case, yet companies such as Quantstamp are trying to make a positive impact in this area. The company recently conducted a secu...
Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister
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Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister

A senior minister from the Iranian government has revealed that an ‘experimental model’ of the country’s domestic cryptocurrency project is ready to take off. Within days of the country’s central bank banning trading of cryptocurrencies and barring domestic...
Bitcoin Has No ‘Visible Impact’ on Financial Crime: Hong Kong Government
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Bitcoin Has No ‘Visible Impact’ on Financial Crime: Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin skeptics often deride cryptocurrency for its supposed associations with criminal networks and illicit activities. However, a new report from the Hong Kong government says that rising consumer interest in bitcoin has not correlated with a “visible impac...
Ethereum Creator Says Sharding is Coming, Significant Improvement in Scaling
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Ethereum Creator Says Sharding is Coming, Significant Improvement in Scaling

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has announced that Sharding, a much awaited scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain protocol, is coming. What is Sharding? In essence, Sharding is a solution that optimizes the process of verifying transactions and smart...
Bitcoin ‘Like Gold’ but Not Ideal as Medium of Exchange: CFTC Chairman
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Bitcoin ‘Like Gold’ but Not Ideal as Medium of Exchange: CFTC Chairman

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said that bitcoin bears several similarities to gold, although it has elements of many different asset classes. Giancarlo, to whom many cryptocurrency enthusiasts affectionately r...
Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Looks to Bring Big Investors to Cryptocurrencies
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Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Looks to Bring Big Investors to Cryptocurrencies

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund is wagering that institutional investors will soon make a splash in cryptoassets. The Wall Street Journal reports that the legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm has made an early-stage investment in Tagomi, a startup that...
Ripple Adds Another Bank to Instant International Payments Blockchain
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Ripple Adds Another Bank to Instant International Payments Blockchain

Ripple’s global enterprise blockchain network has added its latest member in BankDhofar, an Oman-based financial institution. In an announcement on Tuesday, Muscat-based BankDhofar confirmed its move to join RippleNet, an enterprise blockchain that sees ove...
Coinbase to Open Chicago Office & Offer Block Trading to Institutional Clients
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Coinbase to Open Chicago Office & Offer Block Trading to Institutional Clients

Cryptocurrency industry giant Coinbase is preparing to open an office in Chicago and add support for block trading in a bid to attract more institutional clients to GDAX, its professional trading platform. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Business I...
Bitfinex Introduces Fiat Trading Pairs for Stellar (XLM) and Verge (XVG)
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Bitfinex Introduces Fiat Trading Pairs for Stellar (XLM) and Verge (XVG)

Major crypto exchange Bitfinex has listed two new currencies as of today: Stellar (XLM) and Verge (XVG). Both currencies are in the top 30 coins with Stellar in 8th place boasting a market cap of $8 billion while trading at $0.431 and Verge in 23rd place value...

PSA: Vertcoin’s Twitter Account Has Been Hijacked by Scammers

The official Twitter account for cryptocurrency project Vertcoin has been compromised by scammers, developers confirmed on Tuesday. Shortly after 20:00 UTC, Vertcoin’s Twitter account tweeted that the coin’s developers were holding a 10 bitcoin giveaway and...