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Crypto Weekly #3, 2019: Our Top Picks

bitfudge news highlights from the past week. Good blockchain adoption and development in the corporate world, and, unfortunately more hacks. Take a read here: Cryptopia Hack: At Least $3.6 Million Lost IBM and Ford Pilot Blockchain for Cobalt Supply Chain HSBC settled $250B of Forex Trades with Blockchain in 2018 Bakkt Acquires Assets from Futures […]

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Overstock’s Blockchain Tzero is Looking to Launch Next Week, Jan 2019

Overstock, known to many as an online retailer, is ready to launch its own blockchain security token called Tzero (t0), next week. Tzero (t0) is a platform that integrates cryptographically secure distributed ledgers with existing market processes. It reduces costs and increases transparency to efficiently trade, issue and settle digital securities. Overstock’s CEO, Patrick Byrne, spoke […]

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Cryptopia Hack: At Least $3.6 Million Lost

Cryptopia is the latest exchange to be hacked, losing at least $3.6 million in cryptocurrency on 14th January 2019. In a statement acknowledging the breach, Cryptopia staff have handed investigations over to the local authorities. In the meantime, the site has been taken offline, into maintenance mode. Understandably for some, this is a tense moment. […]

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Bakkt Acquires Assets from Futures Merchant RCG

While the launch of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt has been delayed, they are not standing still. In a first, Bakkt, have acquired assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). Announced on Medium, by Bakkt’s CEO Kelly Loeffler, the move is significant as they are potentially looking to become […]

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Crypto Weekly #2, 2019: Our Top Picks

bitfudge news highlights from the past week: Featured Article: 2018: the FUD Before the Fudge CoinFLEX: First Crypto Futures with Physical Delivery Announced Ethereum Classic Under 51% Attack, Possible Double Spends of $1.1M ShapeShift Lays Off Third Of Staff Bitwise Files Another ETF Application with the SEC Bitmain Owners Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan Step […]

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Zcash Now Available OTC @ Galaxy Digital

ZCash (ZEC) has announced that Galaxy Digital, is now offering the privacy-protecting digital currency Zcash (ZEC), for trading over the counter (OTC). Galaxy Digital was founded by ex Goldman Sachs executive Mike Novogratz in 2018. Galaxy Digital is a merchant bank that is dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry. The global head of […]

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Bitwise Files Another ETF Application with the SEC

The San Francisco asset management firm Bitwise, has submitted another application to the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), for a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). The Bitwise Asset Management Bitcoin (BTC) ETF would track its own Bitcoin (BTC) Total Return Index, which would capture the total value of an investment in the decentralised asset, including […]

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ShapeShift Lays Off Third Of Staff

ShapeShift has just announced that it will be laying off a third of its staff, 37 employees. In what was clearly a pained decision, CEO and cryptomaniac Eric Voorhees explained the circumstances and path going forward on Medium: The latest crypto winter is upon us, and today ShapeShift felt the bitter frost. Today, we let […]

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Ethereum Classic Under 51% Attack, Possible Double Spends of $1.1M

Coinbase has released a story stating that Ethereum Classic (ETC) is under 51% attack and that blockchain reorganisation and double spending had taken place multiple times recently. Initially to the tune of $460K, the figure has now increased to a possible $1.1M of double-spent ETC. Ethereum Classic (ETC) initially responded with scepticism and at one point put […]

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Kraken tops Exchanges for Security

ICO Rating’s Exchange Security Report v2.0 is now out, providing an updated list of cryptocurrency exchanges ranked by security. The updated report includes additional security checks not known to them on initial release. Exchanges are scored based on: User Security Domain & Registrar Security Web Security DoS Protection Top on the list is Kraken although […]

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CoinFLEX: First Crypto Futures with Physical Delivery Announced

In a world first, Coinfloor’s subsidiary CoinFLEX, Coin Futures and Lending EXchange, have announced they will be offering Bitcoin (BTC) futures with physical delivery of the asset. Previously known as CoinfloorEX, it has now rebranded to CoinFLEX and split off from its parent Coinfloor, which will continue to own an equity stake. In a competitive […]

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Crypto Weekly #1, 2019: Our Top Picks

bitfudge news highlights from the past week: Bitcoin Turns 10 DX.Exchange to Offer Stocks on its Blockchain Platform Bakkt Raises $182.5 Million in First Round Consensys Partner up with AMD and Halo for Scaling Development Overstock.com Becomes First US Company to Pay Taxes via Cryptocurrency

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DX.Exchange to Offer Stocks on its Blockchain Platform

On the 7th January 2019, a digital exchange based in Estonia called DX.Exchange, will offer tokens that are backed by equity stocks listed on the Nasdaq. Each holder of the token will be entitled to the same cash dividends as holding a traditional stock. Stocks that will be listed include: Tesla Google Facebook Intel Amazon […]

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Bakkt Raises $182.5 Million in First Round

In the first round of funding, Bakkt, has announced that they have raised $182.5 million from twelve investors. The investors include the following: Boston Consulting Group CMT Digital Eagle Seven Galaxy Digital Goldfinch Partners Alan Howard Horizons Ventures Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Microsoft’s venture capital arm M12 Pantera Capital PayU Protocol Ventures For 2019 Bakkt are […]

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