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Updated August 03, 2018 at 11:08 pm EDT
August 3, 2018
  • Microsoft and Starbucks join NYSE to launch Bitcoin futures contract in November

    • August 3, 2018
    • 10:10 am ET

    Microsoft and Starbucks are teaming up with the NYSE to launch a one-day bitcoin futures contract in November. Several other partners will join ICE to make competition for the existing contracts on the CBOE and CME.

  • Mt Gox Creditors lay out rehabilitation Bitcoin repayment plan

    • August 3, 2018
    • 10:09 am ET

    The Mt. Gox Creditors, the legal team for the defunct crypto exchange, have released a detailed proposal to repay the stolen Bitcoin. The outlined plan includes paying back victims in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, instead of fiat.

  • OKEx releases statement regarding $400M+ forced liquidation

    • August 3, 2018
    • 7:20 am ET

    OKEx will be injecting 2500 BTC into its insurance fund after a $460M+ forced liquidation left a massive unsettled overhang.

August 2, 2018
  • Coinbase Commerce announces WooCommerce plugin, ability to send Bitcoin and Litecoin, and more

    • August 2, 2018
    • 9:02 pm ET

    Coinbase has just announced a new WooCommerce plugin that will open the door to crypto payments on millions of websites, the ability to send BTC and LTC from Coinbase Commerce, a new React component, and a Python library for the Coinbase Commerce API.

  • Telegram Passport could be vulnerable to brute force attack

    • August 2, 2018
    • 5:56 pm ET

    Telegram announced a new identity verification app called Passport that may be vulnerable to brute force attacks. Virgil Security announced its findings in a recent blog post.

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  • CoinMarketCap quarterly update includes API upgrade and new features

    • August 2, 2018
    • 10:31 am ET

    CoinMarketCap announced in its quartely update that it will be adding new features that include a professional API update. Users will also see derivates pricing, an iOS app update, and a revamped blog.

August 1, 2018
  • VeChainThor mobile wallet upgrade will enable offline storage of private keys

    • August 1, 2018
    • 5:53 pm ET

    The VeChain foundation has announced the release of v1.1.0 of their mobile wallet which offers users the ability to store private keys in an offline cold wallet.

  • McDonald’s MacCoin is NOT cryptocurrency

    • August 1, 2018
    • 1:41 pm ET

    Despite headlines everywhere and MacCoin’s phonetic similarities to Bitcoin, it is not a cryptocurrency. The token is not tradeable and can only be redeemed for a free Big Mac before the end of the year.

  • Bithumb issues freeze on new account signups as Shinhan Bank terminates contract

    • August 1, 2018
    • 11:22 am ET

    Bithumb has immediately frozen access to new bank-linked accounts in South Korea. The move is due to a fallout in its talks to renew its contract with Shinhan Bank and never reached an agreement with Nonghyup Bank.

  • Trust Wallet acquired by Binance

    • August 1, 2018
    • 7:45 am ET

    In an ongoing effort to provide better service and to enhance the safety of their customers, Binance has announced the acquisition of mobile wallet application Trust Wallet and will add on-chain mobile wallets to the list of services they currently offer.

July 31, 2018
  • Northern Trust expands blockchain operability amid work with crypto hedge funds

    • July 31, 2018
    • 5:57 pm ET

    As part of a more widespread adoption of blockchain, Northern Trust confirmed its plans to work with crypto hedge funds. The firm will also expand on its use of distributed ledger tech in its private equity workflow.

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