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‘Ethical Company’ Ripple Donates $4 Million to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund

‘Ethical Company’ Ripple Donates $4 Million to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund

On behalf of Ripple, co-founder of Sound Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, made a $4 million donation in XRP to Ellen DeGeneres’ wildlife fund live on her show. This large charitable donation comes after Ripple’s reputation was hit by another lawsuit. Digital Donation Replaces ‘Big Giant Check’ On the show, Ashton Kutcher said: “Usually people come out with the […]

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts

If a series of high-profile vulnerabilities weren’t enough to persuade you that today’s smart contracts are insecure, a group of computer scientists that have been researching them since the 1980s just might. Announced Monday, computer scientists Mark Miller, Dean Tribble, Brian Warner and Bill Tulloh have launched a new startup, Agoric, to develop a secure, blockchain-agnostic programming language based […]

Kraken Donates $1 million to Coin Center, Backing Blockchain Research

Kraken Donates $1 million to Coin Center, Backing Blockchain Research

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken donated $1 million to Coin Center and pledged they will match donations made up to $1 million. After slamming a fact-finding inquest into crypto-exchanges, this shows their support for research designed to help regulators. Kraken Backs Blockchain Think Tank Executive Director of Coin Center, Jerry Brito, made the surprise announcement at the […]

Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln

Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln

May 20: Crypto markets saw some growth over the past 24 hours, with all of the top ten cryptocurrencies listed on Coinmarketcap currently in the green and total market capitalization approaching $392 bln. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up around 3 percent in 24 hours to press time, currently trading at $8,520. Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index Ethereum (ETH) […]

Hodler’s Digest, May 14-20: Crypto Ban FUD And Blockchain Adoption Galore

Hodler’s Digest, May 14-20: Crypto Ban FUD And Blockchain Adoption Galore

Top Stories This Week Circle Partners With Bitmain For Planned Release Of USD-Backed Stable Coin Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has finished a $110 mln investment round with led by Chinese mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain as part of their project to create a US-dollar backed stable coin. The Circle USD Coin, which will function as an ERC-20 token on […]

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Recently hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will end trading for four privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies, Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash (DASH), and Augur (REP), Cointelegraph Japanreported May 18. Following reports from back in March, the exchange has now officially confirmed the removal of the four anonymity-focused coins will come into effect June 18. According to Coincheck’s blog, the exchange will remove the four cryptocurrencies to comply with counter-terrorist financing (CFT) and anti-money […]

Malta Partners With Blockchain Startup to Improve Public Transportation

Malta Partners With Blockchain Startup to Improve Public Transportation

The Transport Minister of Malta has announced a partnership with UK middleware blockchainstartup Omnitude to improve the Maltese Public Transport Service, local news outlet The Malta Independent reported May 17. Malta has expressed the aim of becoming the “Blockchain island,” a goal helped by major crypto exchange Binance – the world’s second largest crypto exchange by trading volume, according to CoinMarketCap  – announcing plans this March to open an office in the […]

US: Seminole County Florida To Accept Crypto For Tax Payment

US: Seminole County Florida To Accept Crypto For Tax Payment

The Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel M. Greenberg announced May 14 that the county will begin accepting cryptocurrency for payment for various services this summer in order to eliminate heavy fees and improve payment accuracy and efficiency. According to a press release, the county will begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to pay for services, including property taxes, driver license […]

South Korea’s Top Financial Watchdog Joins Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korea’s Top Financial Watchdog Joins Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korea’s top financial regulator the Financial Services Commission (FSC) joined the ongoing probe into local cryptocurrency exchanges Sunday, May 13. The FSC will now be taking part in the anti money laundering investigation, hitherto led by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), in order to help expand its scope, news outlet Korea Timesreports. Commenting on the agency’s move, Vice Chairman of the […]