Ocasio-Cortez Could Land Banking Post, How Will Stock Market Respond?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress. She now looks set to make waves by joining the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the Wall Street regulatory regime. Peeling Back Trump’s Years of Deregulation Reports indicate the Democratic congresswoman has a strong chance of the appointment and could be an ally to Financial… Read More »

Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bisq has upgraded its open source software. The revamped platform includes a new user interface in addition to marking the launch of the Bisq Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on testnet. Bisq Launches Decentralized Autonomous Organization on Testnet The latest version of Bisq’s software, v0.9, has seen the decentralized exchange launch its DAO on testnet. The… Read More »

Bitmain Puts Its Mega Mining Facility Project in Texas on Ice

Bitmain Technologies is shelving its plans to create a mega Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas. The news comes as the Bitcoin mining behemoth continues to downsize both the scale of its operations as well as its staff numbers. $500 Million Bitcoin Mining Project on Hold According to Texas Public Radio (TPR), Bitmain his suspending its plans to build… Read More »

Ex-BitTorrent Exec Says There’s ‘No Way’ Tron Will Manage BitTorrent’s Token

According to Simon Morris, former chief strategy officer at BitTorrent, Tron will not be able to manage the transaction volume needed to tokenize BitTorrent. Blockchain news website BreakerMag published its interview with Morris on Jan. 11. According to the interview, Morris noted that when he worked at BitTorrent, he and his team discovered that bringing a token and… Read More »

After Cancelling ICO, Crypto Startup Zwoop Filed for Administration: Report

The board of directors of cryptocurrency and e-commerce startup Zwoop reportedly filed for administration at the end of November last year. The news was revealed in an exclusive article by major United Kingdom-based newspaper The Telegraph, Jan. 11. According to anonymous sources cited in a report by tech news outlet The Next Web, this move has left employees… Read More »

NYC Economic Development Corporation Opens Blockchain Education Center

January 11, 2019 10:16 PM The NYCEDC opens an educational resource for developers and the general public – and shakes up this year’s NYC BigApps Blockchain Challenge. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced a partnership with venture capital fund Future\Perfect Labs and trade organization Global Blockchain Business Council to help launch the NYC Blockchain… Read More »

US: Crypto Is Among SEC’s Top Examination Priorities for 2019

Cryptocurrencies are one of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) top examination priorities this year, according to an official statement announced by the commission Dec. 20. In the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recent report, digital assets — specified as  cryptocurrencies, coins and tokens — are included among the six “themes for OCIE’s… Read More »