Report Cryptocurrencies Should Be Governed by Current EU Financial Laws

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n nn nn The Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group SMSG has released a new report suggesting that the European Securities and Markets Authority ESMA recommend to the European Commission that it regulate the cryptocurrency space with existing legislation rather than instilling new rules and laws.The report specifies that most crypto assets are covered by the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, which regulates unfair business practices in the European Union and

Bakkts Futures Platform Slated to Begin Trading in December

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n nn nn Almost a year to the day after the CBOE and CME launched their own bitcoin futures products, the Intercontinental Exchanges Bakkt platform is heralding the launch of its own futures on December 12, though the platform is still pending approval from the Commodity Futures Trade Commission.Originally slated for November, Bakkt was announced in August 2018 as a scalable on-ramp for institutional, merchant and consumer participation in digital assets. The platf

Bitmain Releases Overt AsicBoost Firmware for Antminer S9

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n nn nn Bitmain has finally released its firmware for the popular Antminer S9 to enable what is called overt AsicBoost.In a recent blog post, Bitmain explains their rationale for the firmware release, citing that they originally decided against activating this mathematical function in mining hardware due to the uncertainty surrounding the use of AsicBoost. Bitmain previously released support for AsicBoost back in March 2018 by adding support for it on their mining

Op Ed Why Satoshi Nakamoto Deserves a Nobel Prize

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n nn nn Alfred Nobel died with regrets. After making a fortune off of explosives, he indicated in his will that his fortune should be used to make a prize awarded each year to those who conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. By all accounts, his namesake award has been a success winners are curing cancer, ending wars and discovering exotic bosons. Only a handful of humanity has won a Nobel Prize be it in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, economics o

Monero Transaction Fees Reduced by 97 After Bulletproofs Upgrade

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n nn nn After the recent hard fork upgrade of its protocol, Monero has seen its transaction fees shrink by approximately 97 percent, dropping from 60 cents to just 2 cents. Crypto analytics firm Coinmetrics shared a tweet confirming the drop in fees and their corresponding reduction in transaction size, falling from 18.5kb pre-fork to 3kb an 80 percent change.The upgrade, called Monero 0.13.0 Beryllium Bullet, implements bulletproofs. First introduced by research

Civic Looks to Expand Adoption With App-to-App Developer Tool

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n nn nn If blockchain-based identity platform Civic is to go mainstream, then making it simple for as many businesses and consumers as possible to start using its app will be key.Consumer adoption may take a while. Hopefully we have a hit that takes off, Vinny Lingham, CEO and founder at Civic, said on stage at Money 20/20, in a fireside chat with Bruce Silcoff, CEO of blockchain-based ID company Shyft, and moderator James Mirfin, global head of digital identity a

Minting the Future of Cryptocurrencies - BTC Media Sponsor

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n nn nn In 2009, Bitcoin was ushered in as an alternative to fiat currency, promising to revolutionize the future of peer-to-peer spending. Since then, it has spawned scores of other cryptocurrencies with various value propositions and potential.The meteoric growth of cryptocurrencies underscores the role of tech innovation in fueling the future of value exchange. Now, theres talk of a new era of blockchain tools to assist individuals in creating their own digital
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