US Credit Union Blockchain Consortium Joins R3’s Global Ecosystem

US Credit Union Blockchain Consortium Joins R3’s Global Ecosystem CULedger, a credit union service organization (CUSO)-owned blockchainconsortium, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem. The partnership was officially revealed in a press release published Dec. 13. Based in Denver, Colorado, CULedger reportedly delivers blockchain applications to credit unions and their members, using the technology to mitigate cybersecurity…

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US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money A suspected scam which threatens to blow up buildings unless recipients pay a Bitcoin (BTC) ransom caught the attention of the United States’ government Dec. 13. The scam, which centers on anonymous emails demanding payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin or face a “mercenary” detonating a device…

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Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital

Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital Blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused investment firm and hedge fund Pantera Capital has warned that a quarter of its ICO projects could be found to violate the United States’ securities laws. According to the company’s most recent newsletter cited by a Bloomberg article Dec. 13, the ongoing crackdown by U.S. regulators means…

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Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License Crypto-friendly fintech startup Revolut has obtained a banking license in Lithuania, technology news outlet TechCrunch reported Dec. 12. As the report states, the startup obtained a license through the Bank of Lithuania and “is leveraging passporting rules to operate in other European countries.” The mentioned “passport rules” are laws permitting the operation of banks that are part of the European…

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LinkedIn Report: Blockchain Developer Leads List of Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

LinkedIn Report: Blockchain Developer Leads List of Most Rapidly Growing Jobs The role of blockchain developer is the most rapidly growing emerging job in the United States, according to the 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report by LinkedIn released on Dec. 13. In the course of preparing the report, LinkedIn used data from its Economic Graph to analyze the positions that companies are…

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Church’s Chicken Starts Accepting Dash in Venezuela After KFC Confusion

Church’s Chicken Starts Accepting Dash in Venezuela After KFC Confusion American fast food chain Church’s Chicken has started accepting payments in cryptocurrency Dash (DASH) at its locations in Venezuela, according to an official Facebook announcement on Dec. 12. According to Dash News, the cryptocurrency is accepted in all 10 restaurant locations in Venezulea. Dash has also completed its first transaction at…

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STO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

STO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer STO technology platform TokenSoft is launching a regulated broker-dealer as part of its push to offer greater services to token issuers and startups. The firm – which is known for assisting startups with token sale launches – announced the new regulated broker-dealer affiliate, called TokenSoft Global Markets, on Thursday. The…

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