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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift’s CEO Says Move to Collect IDs Was ‘Proactive’

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift's controversial decision to require user identities wasn't forced upon it but signified a "proactive" step to reduce legal risks, according...

Litecoin Foundation Acquires 9.9% of Bank in Payments Partnership

Litecoin Foundation, the non-profit that supports the popular cryptocurrency, has acquired a near 10 percent stake in a German bank. The deal comes as...

Rakuten Seeks to Acquire Bitcoin Exchange in $2.4 Million Deal

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange. The company said in...

3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault

Cody Wilson, founder of the 3-D printed gun company Defense Distributed and cryptocurrency advocate, has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. According to...

CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC’s Flagship Phone

CryptoKitties, the virtual cat breeding game that became so popular it clogged the ethereum network, is to roll out a version for mobile devices...

UK Financial Regulators Are Preparing for a World of Crypto Assets

Blockchain crowdfunding ideas may be ten-a-penny these days, but seeing the concept tested out by a financial regulator and a major stock exchange...

Former SEC Chair to Represent Ripple in XRP Lawsuit

Court records show that distributed ledger startup Ripple is being represented by two former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials – including its...

Mastercard Patent Would Put Credit Cards on a Public Blockchain

Payments giant Mastercard is exploring the use of public blockchains in securely verifying payment cards at the point of sale, public documents show. According...

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Services Amid $31 Million Hack

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, is halting asset deposit and withdrawal services after a hack...

Indonesian Regulator Gives Green Light for Crypto Futures Trading

Indonesia's Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti), a commodities market regulator under the country's Ministry of Trade, has reportedly ruled that cryptocurrencies are commodities...

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