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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Is Moving Away From Its No-Account Model

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has launched a new membership program that will eventually become mandatory for its users. Positioned as a loyalty program, the initiative...

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...

Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of...

After news broke yesterday of yet another hack of a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, the country's police authority has released figures revealing the...

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...

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...

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi’s Cryptocurrency Market Index

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has announced that financial data firm Bloomberg now provides the HB10 crypto market index on its terminal service. In a release...

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...

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...

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