Denver Post Exiles Launch Blockchain-based Newspaper

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. A group of journalists who left The Denver Post over conflicts with the paper’s owner has joined a blockchain based startup that hopes to operate 1,000 publications this year, according to The New York Times. The former Denver Post staffers will partner with a startup called Civil Media Company, whose sole investor is ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company founded by Joseph Lublin, co-founder of Ethereum. The new publication will have a website with data written into a blockchain. Civil Media…

Federal Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings Following New Guidance

The US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has ordered federal employees to report their holdings of virtual currency, according to new guidance issued June 18. The guidance will affect around 2 million federal executive branch employees, including the Departments of Homeland Security, the Army, Justice, Veterans Affairs, and others. According to the notice, the OGE “does not consider virtual currency a ‘real’ currency or legal tender.” The reporting and conflict principles set out in the guidance will apply equally to digital assets like “coins” and “tokens,” which were received within…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, June 18

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Every bear market tests the patience of the investors. The ones who stick around reap the maximum benefits when the new bull market starts. Most retail investors are easily influenced by the wild forecasts and end up buying near the peaks and selling…

Spanish Bank Group to Develop Blockchain Platform to Identify Clients

Major Spanish banking consortium Niuron announced they are developing a blockchain platform for client digital identification verification, EuropaPress reports Monday, June 18. The group of banks reportedly plans to create the platform by the end of 2018, with the goal of developing a blockchain technology-based system to identify and record clients when they open an account for the first time. Niuron believes that the new blockchain platform will improve the speed of operations, reduce fraud, and prevent money laundering. The platform will reportedly benefit clients in that it will decrease…

Square Receives NY BitLicense, Cash App Now Offers BTC Trading for New York Users

Financial services provider Square has received a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), according to a press release published today, June 18. As a result, Bitcoin (BTC) trading is now available to New York users of Square’s Cash App, according to Cash App’s Twitter. Cash App released a Bitcoin option at the end of January to almost all of its users, originally excluding those in New York, Georgia, and Hawaii. With Square’s Point of Sale (PoS) network, adding a Bitcoin option means that merchants using Square…

Blockchain Gaming Company Launches Free Fantasy World Cup Tournament with $135K Prize Pool

A blockchain-based gaming company which offers its own cryptocurrency for in-game purchases has announced it is collaborating with a fantasy sports giant and offering free tournaments to mark the World Cup. GameCredits is teaming up with FanDuel, a large daily fantasy sports company, and says the competitions will run throughout the major sporting event. As well as $35,000 in cash, the prize pool also offers $100,000 worth of GAME – the platform’s cryptocurrency. It is hoped that the fantasy football tournaments, which commence on June 14 and run until July…

Japan’s Self-Regulatory Crypto Exchange Body to Release Voluntary Rules, Report Says

Japan’s Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) will reportedly be releasing new voluntary rules next week, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, June 18. The official announcement of the regulatory guidelines, set for June 27th, will reportedly include a ban on insider trading, penalizing cryptocurrency exchange employees if they engage in “inappropriate” trading due to their firsthand knowledge. In order to conform to anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, the voluntary regulation proposal will also prohibit the trading of anonymity-oriented cryptocurrencies, such as Monero and Zcash, on exchanges. Formed at the end of April following…

Freedom of the Press Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations – Crypto Currency News

As of this Monday, June 18, 2018, the Freedom of the Press Foundation accepts cryptocurrency donations. But what tokens is it accepting? Freedom of the Press Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations The non-profit helps journalists to report on issues such as the “mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government.” The foundation has announced that it is accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Zcash (ZEC). The foundation hopes to add more cryptocurrencies in the future, but currently, donations can be made to the digital wallets that have been added to…

EOS Mainnet’s Road to Launch

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Decentralized governance is hard, as we have already learned from the notorious Bitcoin community standoffs. But as the saga around the EOS mainnet’s onerous drag toward going live illustrates, it might be challenging to make things work collegially, even in a quasi-decentralized system where the number of stakeholders is limited. Although the long-anticipated EOS blockchain technically took off on June 10, it was not…

Crypto Markets See $13 Bln Price Spike in One Hour, Despite Negative BIS Report

Most of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap are seeing gains today, June 18, with both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) up about 4 percent on the day to press time, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 Total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is around $289.2 bln at press time, spiking up $13 bln in one hour and reaching levels only slightly less than its weekly high around $300 bln on June 12. Total market cap of all cryptocurrencies from CoinMarketCap Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around…