Russia’s Digital Economy Bill Supported by State Duma Committee in Move Towards Crypto Regulation

Russian State Duma’s Committee for Legislative Work will support the first reading of an initiative that will add the basic norms of digital economy to the Russian Federation Civil Code.  This is the latest step on the road to regulating cryptocurrency in the country, local news outlet Izvestia reports Wednesday, May 16. Pavel Krasheninnikov of political party United Russia and head of the Legislative Work committee, told Izvestia that the initiative aims to “minimize the existing risks of using digital objects for transferring assets into an unregulated digital environment for…

ICON Blockchain Network Could be Used by 200 Million Users With LINE Partnership

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. ICON, the $1.6 billion blockchain project created by developers from South Korea, has secured an official partnership with LINE, Japan’s largest messaging app that supports more than 200 million monthly active users. LINE’s Entrance Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Market On January 31, CCN reported that LINE is set to launch a cryptocurrency exchange within 2018 with an intent to enter the global cryptocurrency sector and to promote research and development of blockchain technology. Since then, over the…

New Data Storage Platform Intends To Become The Safest Way Of Storing Information Online

A new blockchain-powered data storage platform, Memority, is aiming to provide “the most secure ever developed” solution for anyone looking to safely store sensitive data. The system would be entirely decentralised, self-sufficient, and protected against forgery and data deletion. Memority has also stated that “since we use Proof of Authority mining, there is no need for high computation resources.” No reliance on a centralised system The modern world continues to shift more and more information from physical to online storage. By 2020, it is estimated that over $100 bln will…

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver Talks Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | CNBC

Brian Kelly reports from Consensus on three things to watch. And Roger Ver (Bitcoin Jesus) on the bitcoin civil war. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on…

ICO Project Polymath Is Trying to Buy a Stake In a Real Stock Exchange

If one announcement summarizes the ambitions of crypto project Polymath, it might be Wednesday’s acquisition of the domain “Tokens.com” One of its several this week, it cuts to the heart of the project’s aims to dominate the issuance of tokenized securities. But the plans go beyond just the acquisition of potentially popular domain names. In the run-up to the company’s Wednesday morning appearance at CoinDesk’s Consensus conference, Polymath also revealed it’s in the process of closing a deal to acquire a large stake in the Barbados Stock Exchange and that it’s…

Crypto Company Circle Raising $110 Million In Latest Funding Round | CNBC

Jeremy Allaire, Circle CEO, talks with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about the company’s latest funding round. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Crypto Company Circle…

Bear Revival? Bitcoin Risks Fall Below $8K After 3.5-Week Low

Bitcoin’s (BTC) bears have unraveled the minor rally in prices since Saturday and are now looking to pull the cryptocurrency below the $8,000 mark, the technical charts indicate. The bears’ comeback comes after bitcoin saw minor gains after the May 12 low of $8,204, but the bulls repeatedly failed to cut through the key falling trendline hurdle. As a result, bitcoin fell to a 3.5-week low of $8,100 on Bitfinex earlier today. As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $8,366 – down 4.7 percent in 24 hours. Daily chart The…

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Client Specifications To Facilitate Interoperability

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0 today, May 16, that will enable interoperability for companies that use Ethereum blockchain-based solutions. The EEA, which was formed in March 2017 by Santander, JPMorgan, and a variety of other members, now numbers 500 enterprise members. It focuses on improving the privacy, scalability, and security of Ethereum blockchain applications. At the beginning of May, the EEA’s Enterprise Ethereum Architectural Stack went live, a software stack which standardizes the specifications for business applications based on Ethereum. The next…

President of Chile’s Central Bank Considers Cryptocurrency Regulation, Says It Is Useful for ‘Monitoring Risks’

Mario Marcel, the president of Chile’s Central Bank, is considering regulating cryptocurrencies in the country in order to monitor risks, local news outlet El Economista reported Tuesday, May 15. Cryptocurrencies in Chile are not currently considered as money or securities, but there are no laws in place that prevent citizens from exchanging crypto for goods and services. During a forum of the Finance Commission of Deputies, Marcel said that “incorporating regulation will allow having a registry of participants in these activities and thus have information to monitor the associated risks”:…

Cryptocurrency “Will Play a Role” in Future

JPMorgan co-president Jerry Pinto confirmed the bank was “looking into” the Bitcoin space May 16, saying cryptocurrency “will play a role” in the future. Speaking to CNBC over two interviews, Pinto, who could be in line to succeed CEO Jamie Dimon, said that JPMorgan is able to trade Bitcoin futures but has not yet opted to do so. “We are looking into that space. I have no doubt that in one way or another, the technology will play a role,” he responded when asked about trading Bitcoin-based products. “If we…