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SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering (ICO) tokens as securities after settling charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s Friday announcement centered on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon Coin Inc., both of which conducted token sales last …

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Crypto Job Interest ‘Still Strong’ Despite Decline, Says Indeed

Interest from both employers and job seekers in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related jobs has declined in the past year, new data indicates. According to figures provided to CoinDesk from one of the largest jobs sites, Indeed.com, searches for roles involving bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency dropped by 3.06 percent from October 2017 …

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Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million

One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game aimed at mainstream audiences. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Marguerite deCourcelle’s startup Blockade Games Inc. raised a $833,000 seed equity round the first week of November from investors including BlockTower Capital Partners and Horizon Digital, …

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Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Bounce May Be Coming

If past events are a guide, bitcoin (BTC) could in for a recovery rally in the short-term. Following Wednesday’s 10 percent slump, the leading cryptocurrency printed an intraday low of $5,188 on Thursday, before closing largely unchanged on the day (as per UTC) at $5,580. The price swing formed what’s …

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Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Blockchain Gaming Startup Valued at $13 Million

One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game aimed at mainstream audiences. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Marguerite deCourcelle’s startup Blockade Games Inc. raised a $833,000 seed equity round the first week of November from investors including BlockTower Capital Partners and Horizon Digital, …

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Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens

After yesterday’s split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens. While the scheduled hard fork was originally intended as an upgrade to the network, the long-standard Bitcoin ABC version found itself with a rival network and token, Bitcoin SV, after it managed …

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Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Bounce Coming

If past events are a guide, bitcoin (BTC) could in for a recovery rally in the short-term. Following Wednesday’s 10 percent slump, the leading cryptocurrency printed an intraday low of $5,188 on Thursday, before closing largely unchanged on the day (as per UTC) at $5,580. The price swing formed what’s …

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Bitcoin Price Pattern Suggests a Bounce May Be Coming

If past events are a guide, bitcoin (BTC) could in for a recovery rally in the short-term. Following Wednesday’s 10 percent slump, the leading cryptocurrency printed an intraday low of $5,188 on Thursday, before closing largely unchanged on the day (as per UTC) at $5,580. The price swing formed what’s …

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Bitfinex’s Parent Company Has a New Offshore Services Provider

iFinex, the parent company of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, appears to have hired a new offshore corporate services provider. A trademark application dated Oct. 31 gives iFinex’s address as care of SHRM Trustees (BVI) Ltd., marking a change from prior trademark applications – including one filed in June 2017 – …

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What We Know About Bitcoin Cash’s Two Blockchains

At 18:02 UTC, the bitcoin cash blockchain officially split in two. With one iteration of the bitcoin cash protocol called Bitcoin “Satoshi’s Vision” or Bitcoin SV directly opposing the upgrades introduced through another implementation called Bitcoin ABC, the blockchain forked into two distinct networks. And while a so-called “hash war” …

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Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions

Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with international sanctions. “If you have an account with Binance and fall into that [sanctions] category, please withdraw your assets from Binance as soon as possible,” reads an email received in …

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Bitcoin Cash Just Split Into Two Blockchains

The code for Bitcoin cash’s hard fork has been activated. With neither side of the contentious debate leading up to the hard fork willing to come to a compromise, two competing implementations of the protocol have now been activated. However, it’s unclear at this juncture which of the two will …

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Bitcoin Cash’s Blockchain Hard Fork Just Went Live

The code for Bitcoin cash’s hard fork has been activated. With neither side of the contentious debate leading up to the hard fork willing to come to a compromise, two competing implementations of the protocol have now been activated. However, it’s unclear at this juncture which of the two will …

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Coinbase-Backed ‘Gods Unchained’ Releases Gameplay Trailer

The blockchain-based card game Gods Unchained is giving would-be players a glimpse of what it will actually look like in action. The fantasy-themed trading card game, which draws inspiration from Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone, uses the ethereum blockchain to house cards in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). It …

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Ahead of Bitcoin Cash Fork, Mining Power Still Favors SV

Bitcoin cash is expected to execute its scheduled hard fork in the next few hours, but warring mining-pool factions continue to duke it out over control of the network. According to Coin Dance, mining pools supporting Bitcoin SV lost some of their relative hash power over the past 24 hours, …

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