Daily Byte: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

DOJ refocuses bitcoin price pumping investigation, university offers digital diplomas, Make-A-Wish hit by hackers, and North Dakota goes after fraudulent ICO. Here is some of what’s happening, for Tuesday, November 20, 2018: DOJ Focuses Bitcoin Price-Rigging Investigation of Tether Bloomberg is reporting that the US Justice Department is investigating whether the 2017 bitcoin price increases […]

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The Görli Testnet Has Arrived

November 19, 2018 11:16 PM In September, after the ETHBerlin hackathon, a project began to create a more reliable, universal testnet. That testnet is now here, and her name is Görli. At the ETHBerlin back in September, a team of hackers from ChainSafe, along with Parity’s Afri Schoedon, began work on Görli, a universal proof-of-authority […]

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KEPCO Looks To Blockchain Technology For New Microgrid In Korea

November 19, 2018 8:04 PM The South Korean power company says its open microgrid will replace the current microgrid, store hydrogen, and stabilize the country’s power system. As energy usage and storage continues to be a popular use case for blooming blockchain technology, Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) announced on November 18 that it plans […]

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Huobi Subsidiary Sets Up Communist Party Committee

November 20, 2018 12:22 AM It joins the likes of Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba Group as private companies that have set up committees to improve relations with the Chinese government. After China’s crypto crackdown last September, Huobi, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, moved its exchange business to the more crypto friendly Singapore. Now, […]

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0x Launch Kit Lets Users Start A Relayer In Under A Minute

November 19, 2018 7:00 PM The exchange protocol’s newest offering should help people get started with 0x. This past Friday, November 16, 0x software engineer Leonid Logvinov announced the release of the 0x Launch Kit, a “highly requested” set of tools containing a simple codebase for developers to use as a starting point as they […]

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FEC Draft Advisory Opinion Says Crypto Mining For Campaigns Acceptable, With Stipulations

November 20, 2018 12:51 AM The FEC outlines the difference between volunteering and contributing. On November 13, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) issued a draft advisory opinion stating its belief that contributing one’s computational power to mine cryptocurrency to raise funds for political campaigns “is permissible,” but will still be classified as a contribution rather […]

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Daily Byte: Monday, November 19, 2018

Switzerland moves forward with crypto ETP, US Air Force goes full in with blockchain for supply chain, Thailand records primary election on blockchain. Plus, more Bitcoin Cash nonsense. Here is some of what’s happening, for Monday, November 19, 2018: Switzerland Set to Approve First Crypto ETP Financial Times is reporting that Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, […]

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Havven, Already On Ethereum, Readying Stablecoin For Use On EOS

Havven, an Ethereum blockchain-based cryptocurrency payment network designed to function like PayPal or credit card networks, is now attempting to gain traction with its stablecoin. While Havven’s existing coin (HAV) isn’t yet on many exchanges, the payment network is gearing up to put its Havven token and Nomin stablecoin on the EOS blockchain. (It’s already […]

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‘Bitcoin For Any Party’ Channels Warhol, Demonstrates The Ideological Diversity Of Crypto

November 16, 2018 10:02 PM The art series shows the “selling points” of bitcoin for six different political viewpoints. A new project from cryptocurrency artist and propagandist Hodl Crypto called “Bitcoin for Any Party” takes inspiration from Andy Warhol’s famous work “Campbell’s Soup Cans.” The series features six bitcoin soup labels detailing qualities of the […]

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