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The SEC rejects the proposal for first Bitcoin ETF again, but there’s a silver lining

Image: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesThe SEC has rejected a second proposal to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on the Bats BZX Exchange, which would essentially be the launch of the first Bitcoin ETF. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the...

These startups are aiming to become the next big thing in blockchain tech

Billions of dollars are being spent, right now, to solve a problem we didn’t know existed a few years ago.  The problem boils down to creating a decentralized app platform that’s secure, scalable and governed in a fair, transparent way. And the solution might...

Bancor loses $23.5 million worth of cryptocurrency due to a hack

Image: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty ImagesHackers attacked cryptocurrency exchange Bancor on Monday, compromising one of the company's virtual wallets and stealing roughly $23.5 million worth of digital currencies. According to Bancor, no user wallets have been compromised. The site has been taken down...

Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto is writing a memoir

Image:  Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty ImagesSatoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin, appears to be writing a memoir.  The post announcing the book (which may or may not be finished) appeared on June 29 on the site nakamotofamilyfoundation.org, along with an...

Stratis had one of the biggest ICOs ever. Now it lets you launch your own.

Image: Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesWhen it comes to initial coin offerings or ICOs — crowdfunding events in which participants buy digital tokens from a startup — the London-based Stratis is one of the original gangsters. The company launched a successful ICO in June 2016,...

CoinMarketCap gets iOS app, Watchlist feature

Image: CoinmarketcapFor many cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts, CoinMarketCap is the first site they open each day. It tracks the prices and market capitalizations of more than 1,500 cryptocurrencies and is somewhat of a standard in the space. Now, to celebrate its fifth birthday,...