Two Charged With Running ‘Shadow Banking’ Service for Crypto Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has hit two individuals with bank fraud charges in connection to a system for depositing funds to cryptocurrency exchanges. In a statement, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York alleged that Reginald Fowler of Arizona and Ravid Yosef, said to live in Tel Aviv, […]

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English Soccer Club Launches Blockchain Fan Token

English Premier League soccer team West Ham United turns to blockchain to launch its own token. The “fan token,” powered by Socios.com will allow West Ham’s 40 million supporters to vote on club decisions and gain access to exclusive rewards. The fan token initiative has already been adopted by Juventus and Paris St. Germaine and […]

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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Crypto Fund Lost $272.7 Million in 2018

Galaxy Digital Holdings, the crypto merchant bank founded by former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz, lost $97 million in the fourth quarter, according to financials disclosed Monday. The net loss widened from $76.7 million in the third quarter and from about $100,000 a year earlier, according to the filing with Canadian securities regulators. (Last February, […]

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UpExchange: Challenge and Opportunity

In recent times, cyber attacks have been on the rise, and they pose a dangerous threat to businesses and individuals alike. Similarly, cryptocurrency exchanges are getting hacked because it’s easy. We may name some outstanding attacks such as Bithumb attack, a popular cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea. In June 2018, $31.6 million across multiple cryptocurrencies […]

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Murder, Censorship and Syria: Crypto and the Future of Uprisings

Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is part of her ongoing dispatches from Rojava, Syria.  In August 2011, a hackerspace in Damascus, Syria, was stormed by armed guards. Known as Aikilab, the guards stripped the place; televisions, computers and […]

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