Author: himanshu

 

Bitcoin [BTC], other cryptocurrencies need stronger regulations, says global financial watchdog

On Friday, October 19, the Financial Action Task Force [FATF] stated that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] need to come under fixed laws and regulations to prevent misuse. The FATF has come down hard on frauds being conducted using digital assets, even threatening to put certain countries in a ‘gray list’ which […]

 

XRP is not a security and the SEC will recognize it, says Ripple’s Chief Market Strategist

Cory Johnson, the Chief Market Strategist for Ripple, recently appeared on an interview to speak about regulations in the cryptocurrency space. Moreover, he also spoke about the status of XRP as a security in the eyes of the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission [SEC]. XRP, as a cryptocurrency, remains in a zone of regulatory […]

 

Ethereum [ETH] still leads over XRP; announcements create excitement in the community

Ethereum [ETH] has been holding steady on the cryptocurrency charts, maintaining a healthy disparity in terms of market cap with XRP. The Ethereum community is also waiting for its proposed hard fork titled, ‘Constantinople’, which has come under the scanner after concerns were raised by an independent Ethereum developer. Lane Rettig had released a report […]

 

NEM [XEM] get one step closer to United Arab Emirates after signing a cooperation pact

NEM Foundation recently signed a cooperation pact with United Arab Emirates [UAE] Ministry of Community Development [MOCD]. The pact will allow NEM to provide its blockchain consultation service to the ministry. Furthermore, the parties have also agreed to exchange valuable information, knowledge and recent updates on the emerging technologies in the blockchain platform. According to the Medium […]

Gibraltar Gov’t Launches Advisory Group to Develop Blockchain-Related Educational Courses

The government and University of Gibraltar have launched an advisory group to address the demand for blockchain-related skills. The Government of Gibraltar in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar have created an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational courses, national news outlet the Gibraltar Chronicle reported Oct. 19. The New Technologies in […]

Russian Draft Bill Lacks Core Crypto Terms After Recent Edits

Deputies of the Russian State Duma have removed a definition for crypto mining from the draft law “On Digital Financial Assets.” Russian deputies have removed the definition of crypto mining from a draft bill on digital currency regulation ahead of its next reading in the State Duma, major local news agency Interfax reports Oct. 19. […]

Financial Action Task Force Adopts Changes to Standards Covering Virtual Currencies

The Financial Action Task Force has introduced changes to its AML standards covering digital currency-related firms. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has adopted changes to its standards regarding digital currencies and firms involved into cryptocurrency-related activities, according to an announcement published Oct. 19. Paris-based FATF, also known as Groupe d’action financière (GAFI), is an […]

Report: North Korea-Sponsored Hacks Comprise 65 Percent of Total Crypto Stolen

Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a recent report reveals. Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a study conducted by cybercrime company Group-IB reveals. Key takeaways from the study […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 19

Following a period of relative calm in the markets, do the charts point to a potential breakout or a breakdown? Let’s find out. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your […]