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Tesla is about to make its first delivery with its all-electric Semi (TSLA)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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  • Elon Musk posted a picture showing Tesla's electric semi-truck before it set out on its first cargo delivery on Wednesday.
  • The Semi was unveiled in November and wowed observers with its specs, like a range of 500 miles per charge.
  • Since November, a number of major companies have ordered Semis, including Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch.


Tesla's electric semi truck, the Semi, impressed observers when it was unveiled in November. CEO Elon Musk had hinted that the truck's specs would top analyst expectations and delivered with a truck that's fast (it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached), efficient (it boasts 500 miles of range per charge), and stylish. 

The Semi won't go into production until 2019, but what appear to be prototypes of the truck have popped up near Tesla's headquarters in California. And on Wednesday, Musk posted a picture of the Semi in an Instagram post before it set out to make its first delivery. 

According to Musk, the trucks were making their "first production cargo trip," transporting battery packs from Tesla's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada to the company's car-assembly factory in Fremont.

Since November, a number of major companies have ordered Semis, including Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch. But while big-name customers could quicken Tesla's entrance into the trucking industry, they'll likely put more pressure on Tesla to hit production deadlines than the over 400,000 Model 3 reservation holders.

Semi customers will also expect Tesla to hit the impressive specs the company announced in November. The most important feature is the truck's 500-mile range per charge, which some competitors have claimed is impossible and analysts have said will rely on improvements in battery technology between now and 2019.

The Semi will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer and in 20 seconds while carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo. The cabin features a unique design made possible by the lack of a diesel engine. Drivers will be positioned in the center of the vehicle to increase visibility and have enough room to stand in the cabin.

Like Tesla's consumer cars, the Semi will have the company's Autopilot software, which will allow the truck to brake and stay in its lane without driver input. Musk envisions Semis eventually moving in semi-autonomous convoys, which would save fuel costs by reducing wind resistance for some of the trucks.

 

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St. Petersburg Court Overturns Ruling to Block Bitcoin-Related Websites

CryptoCoins News, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

The St. Petersburg City Court on Tuesday canceled a decision of the court of first instance to block Internet sites that post information about bitcoin, the joint press service of the city courts reported, according to Russia Today. The regulation of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies continues to draw conflicting actions among Russian government officials. In May,

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Civic and Votem’s Partnership Accelerates Blockchain-Based KYC Process

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Identity verification is paramount to global freedom and citizen access to public services. We see many examples of this today in terms of how barriers to documentation adversely impact issues like democratic voting processes, especially among homeless communities and refugee settlements.

Today’s developments in blockchain technology are now enabling solutions to these and many other verification issues. The use of distributed technology shows promise as a more robust, cost-effective mechanism for advancing identity trust and governance.

Civic, a provider of blockchain identity-verification technology, recently announced a partnership with technology platform Votem to launch the first Know-Your-Customer (KYC) system powered by its CVC token. This, according to leaders at both companies, signals a major leap forward in ensuring the security and transparency of the KYC and accreditation processes.

Votem’s platform provides citizens, organizations and governments around the world with the ability to easily manage or participate in online voting. It is designed to improve the effectiveness of voting by ensuring the integrity of the process, including the confidentiality of the voters’ choices and the validity of results, for both private- and public-sector elections.

Through this partnership, Civic will provide Votem with trusted identity protocols, enabling a secure and transparent environment, without the risks and costs associated with collecting and storing personal identity information.

An Early Use Case

For Votem’s public token presale for accredited investors, which commenced on February 27, 2018, Civic is registering and authenticating the presale participants without the need for usernames and passwords. They are also verifying the identity of each person using blockchain-powered attestations.

This process begins with users storing their identity documents using the Civic app. Civic, in turn, verifies the identity of each potential participant in the Votem presale and, where necessary, conducts advanced Accredited Investor checks for users in the U.S.

Through the use of this new model, Civic’s decentralized ID verification and KYC protocol is laying the groundwork for security and professionalism in the token sale effort, ensuring that Votem’s process is secure from start to finish.

Civic CTO Jonathan Smith said, “This collaboration marks another milestone for Civic’s ecosystem and for on-demand, secure and low-cost access to identity verification services. This partnership is especially impactful, not only because it is the first CVC-powered KYC, but because Votem also falls squarely in line with Civic’s long-term vision of bringing decentralized democracy to life through blockchain technology. With Civic and Votem coming together, fair and secure digital voting starts now.”

Pete Martin, CEO of Votem, concurred: “We believe this will set a new standard for token sales and are honored to be working with them in this regard. We also think this sets the groundwork for a long-term strategic partnership around the secure and accurate authentication of voters since we share a common vision of making voting more secure, accessible and verifiable. Votem was founded to improve free and fair elections around the globe and with our partnership with Civic, we know that we have a solid partner to help us achieve our mission.”

Orchestrating the Path Forward

In a phone interview with Bitcoin Magazine, while navigating through the traffic gridlock in San Francisco, Smith said that Civic is very excited about this being the first KYC/ICO project that’s actually powered by the Civic token, a very important milestone for their platform.

“Votem has always been very close to the heart and core of our mission involving the empowerment of democracy through blockchain-based identity. This project highlights the importance of identity as a fundamental building block in which voting can occur whether in a corporate system or an international government election.”  

In light of Civic’s belief that democracy is a hugely important element in uplifting citizens, Smith noted that Civic has had conversations with various government entities throughout the world. “At the end of the day, the entity has to decide what and in whom they will trust. That’s a big thing to leap over — how do I trust the data I’ve been given? Blockchain [technology] is a much better solution in terms of facilitating a strong measure of trust in the KYC provisioning of an identity. Our partnership with Votem offers a great way to demonstrate this.”

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Stablecoin TrueUSD Is Now Trading on Bittrex

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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TrustToken has launched trading for TrueUSD, “the first independently verified asset-backed stablecoin on the market that fixes its value to the U.S. Dollar.” TrueUSD (TUSD) is live on the cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex.

“TrustToken is proud to launch TrueUSD so that traders can easily and quickly trade into a stablecoin that is 100 percent USD collateralized and independently verified by third-party accountants,” said Danny An, co-founder and CEO of TrustToken. “The market has demonstrated that there is strong demand for a trustworthy trading pair between cryptocurrencies and U.S. Dollars. TrueUSD’s presence on Bittrex meets that need."

Stablecoins are price-stable cryptocurrencies, meaning the market price of a stablecoin is pegged to another stable asset, like the U.S. dollar. A recent review explores the conceptual and technical aspects of stablecoins, discussing current implementations including TrueUSD.

TrustToken, founded in 2017 by a team from Stanford and UC Berkeley universities, Palantir and Google, has developed a legal framework for collateralized cryptocurrencies and a technical platform to tokenize real-world currencies and assets. TrueUSD is an ERC20 stablecoin that is claimed to be “fully collateralized, legally protected and transparently audited.” It is issued only against existing fiat reserves held by a central issuer, using multiple escrow accounts to reduce counterparty risk and to provide token holders with legal rights to the funds.

An interesting question is: Why would one want to buy a stablecoin? Instead of spending, say, U.S. dollars to buy a cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to the U.S. dollar, why not just keep the U.S. dollars in the bank? An answer is that a stablecoin can offer the best of both worlds: the stability of a fiat currency and the efficiency of a blockchain-based cryptocurrency with fast, cheap and traceable transactions.

Therefore, while stablecoins don’t offer value to speculators, they do offer value to digital cash users. “Normal people and businesses can enjoy the benefits of digital currencies (faster transaction speed than ACH [Automated Clearing House], global reach) without the volatility of Bitcoin,” notes the TrustToken FAQ. “Now you can pay a salary, take out a loan, or buy coffee with a cryptocurrency, enabling a new economy of cryptocurrency financial applications.”

According to a TrustToken blog post, TrueUSD launched on Bittrex first because it is the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in the United States, has solid Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance practices, and is frequently used by institutional traders.

“Bittrex is committed to providing our customers with an extensive selection of blockchain technologies and digital tokens,” said Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara. “Our rigorous listing review not only identifies tokens that have innovative features, but also passes our robust compliance process. We look forward to having TrueUSD on the Bittrex exchange.”

At this moment, there is only a BTC/TUSD pair, and traders who want to exchange other coins or tokens for TUSD need to go through Bitcoin first. The TrustToken team is working toward developing more trading pairs to be implemented in the future.

Anyone with a Bittrex account can use the exchange to trade TrueUSD for BTC. To exchange TUSD for U.S. dollars, TUSD holders should follow the redeeming procedure outlined in TrustToken’s guide for traders. “If you hold TrueUSD tokens, pass a KYC/AML check, and comply with our terms of use, you have a legally enforceable right to redeem those tokens for the money in the TrueUSD escrow accounts,” ensures the guide. The redeeming process, partly implemented through Ethereum smart contracts, burns — deletes from circulation — the TUSD tokens and wires U.S. dollars to a previously indicated bank account.

The TrustToken team takes compliance seriously and intends to work with regulatory authorities. The introductory TrustToken post notes that smart contracts that issue tokens can help enforce compliance, for example, by ensuring that buyers are accredited investors or are citizens of certain countries.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Bitmain Wants to Invest in Blockchain-Powered 'Central Banks'

CoinDesk, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu said the bitcoin mining hardware giant intends to invest in as many as 30 startups working to create "private central banks."

Bitcoin price drops 10% as hackers exploit Binance’s API keys

TechCrunch, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

 Welcome to another rollercoaster day for the cryptocurrency community. In just a few minutes, bitcoin price crashed from $10,740 to $9,690, which represents a 10.8 percent crash. As always, it’s a bit hard to know for sure what’s happening. But one company in particular is having a bad day. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has spotted some unusual activities and halted… Read More

What is Bitcoin mining?

Fox News, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Cryptocurrencies are not the easiest of topics to get your head around, but one of the most confusing aspects is "mining." What is Bitcoin mining? It's a big part of what helps the cryptocurrency work as intended.

Binance Users Report Unauthorized Transactions Linked to Viacoin Pump

CryptoCoins News, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Several traders at popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance are reporting that the platform executed unauthorized orders through their accounts, triggering a 400 percent pump for lesser-known altcoin Viacoin. On Wednesday, Binance users began flooding the exchange’s Reddit page with reports that their accounts had executed unauthorized buy and sell orders. “WTF is happening!,” one exasperated user

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AMD spikes as new takeover rumors surface (AMD)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Sinks 10% amid Binance Hack Rumors

CryptoCoins News, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Bitcoin price hit a 10-day low of $9,400 (Bitfinex) as major cryptocurrency exchange Binance froze withdrawals due to “unauthorized market sells.” Bitcoin shed some of its recent gains today, dropping over 10% on the back of rumors that Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges by trading volumes, has been hacked. “WTF is happening!

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What you need to know on Wall Street today

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Gary Cohn's announcement Tuesday that he would step down as President Donald Trump's top economic adviser not only signals the end to an up-and-down tenure in the administration but also creates a void that could have serious implications for the broader US economy. Here's the latest:

In other news, we talked to UBS chairman Axel Weber about market risks, cryptocurrencies and the bank's whistleblowing hotline. The CEO of JPMorgan's giant investment bank says a 40% correction could be on the horizon — here's how it could happen.

Amazon has the potential to upend a booming investment business, and it's keeping industry insiders up at night. And Bank of America's new head of prime brokerage was an actress, model, writer and MTV VJ before Wall Street

Lastly, in crypto news: 

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What you need to know on Wall Street today

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox.

Gary Cohn's announcement Tuesday that he would step down as President Donald Trump's top economic adviser not only signals the end to an up-and-down tenure in the administration but also creates a void that could have serious implications for the broader US economy. Here's the latest:

In other news, we talked to UBS chairman Axel Weber about market risks, cryptocurrencies and the bank's whistleblowing hotline. The CEO of JPMorgan's giant investment bank says a 40% correction could be on the horizon — here's how it could happen.

Amazon has the potential to upend a booming investment business, and it's keeping industry insiders up at night. And Bank of America's new head of prime brokerage was an actress, model, writer and MTV VJ before Wall Street

Lastly, in crypto news: 

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Bitcoin's Price Drops $1K in Sharp Break Below $10K

CoinDesk, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Bitcoin's price fell more than $1,000 on Wednesday, dropping below $9,500 before recovering back above that level.

Crypto-Activists Experiment with Voluntary Nations

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Amazon has the potential to upend a booming investment business, and it's keeping industry insiders up at night

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Amazon brings a few things to mind for most users. Today's deals. Gift cards. But could that soon include investments?

Amazon has shaken up industry after industry from bookselling to cloud computing to groceries. It's now reportedly in early talks with banks to launch a checking-account product. And that, as well as the threat of platform companies to big finance more generally, has some wondering whether the tech giant could go head-to-head with Wall Street.

What would happen if Amazon decided to launch a roboadviser, for example? Roboadvisers, a blanket term used to describe automated financial advisers, have become a red-hot market.

It's a question Cynthia Loh, a vice president at Charles Schwab, which manages more than $20 billion in assets through its roboadviser Schwab Intelligent Advisory, has on her mind. She told Business Insider she saw Amazon as a bigger threat to existing roboadvisers than the big banks.

"A Google or Amazon robo would keep me up at night more than Morgan Stanley's new robo," Loh said. 

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Betterment, the largest independent roboadviser, launched in 2013 and now has more than $11 billion in assets. Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo have launched roboadvice platforms. And JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are expected to launch their own robos shortly.

Business Insider Intelligence estimates that 10% of all global assets, or $8 trillion, will be managed by robos by 2020. That would be up from $200 billion in 2016.

But despite the proliferation of providers, roboadvisers by and large all do the same thing: build a portfolio out of exchange-traded funds. The key differentiator is the user experience and the ability to scale, according to David Goldstone of BackEnd Benchmarking, the analytics firm behind the roboadviser tracker The Robo Report.

"I think an Amazon robo would be compelling," he told Business Insider.

"I could see an Amazon product doing well among those people who have never invested before," Goldstone added. "It doesn't have the rich experience of capital markets that Schwab and Morgan Stanley has, but in a passive world a rich legacy in investing and capital markets is not so important."

Customer acquisition, which is one of the most significant costs for roboadvisers, would be close to zero for Amazon. That's because it could use its massive e-commerce platform, which is used by hundreds of millions of people, to push the product. It could be as simple as adding a word to the navigation bar on Amazon's website. 

In the US, a plurality of millennials list Amazon as an app they can't live without, while 73% of millennials say they would be more excited about a new financial-services offering from Google, Amazon, Paypal, or Square than from their bank.

"Amazon and Google have the tech expertise, they have the distribution network, they have this kind of focus on sleek user interface, and people trust them," Schwab's Loh said. 

But just because Amazon could launch a robo, it doesn't mean it would want to. One industry insider told Business Insider the launch of a roboadviser wouldn't fit into Amazon's strategy. 

"Everything Amazon has done in financial-services is connected to one thing: getting people to buy more stuff on Amazon. Checking accounts would get the money from people's pockets to Amazon faster. Loans for merchants get more goods on the site. But it's not clear how a robo-product could get people to spend more on Amazon goods," the person said. 

Still, as JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon recently noted, Amazon's surprised everyone before. 

"Who thought Jeff Bezos would go into movies?" Dimon asked the audience at JPMorgan's investor day. "And he just gives it away for free to Prime because Prime pays for itself and he's just trying to make you a happy Prime customer."

He added: 

"That's why when we do online investing, we're going to be thinking about 'How are we going to add that to the product set in a simple way ... that the customer wants, so that they'll say 'I love this.'' Remember, if you're a great client, we can do it for free."

Maybe Amazon could do the same. 

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Inside the lavish lifestyles of people who made a fortune off cryptocurrencies

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Since the creation of bitcoin in 2009, the world of cryptocurrency has seen plenty of drama: huge price increases, followed by sharp drops — all while believers and cynics frequently clash over whether it has a future. 

Still, nearly ten years later, some people have managed to turn an impressive profit on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ripple, and ethereum. Some of them are millionaires, and perhaps even billionaires.

As these photos highlight, many of those who profited early from cryptocurrencies are men. Today, it's estimated that 71% of digital coin owners are male. However, there's a concerted effort among many women in tech to actively engage more women in cryptocurrencies and offer resources for those looking to break into the male-dominated culture surrounding it.

While cryptocurrency investors typically lay low and avoid flaunting their earnings out of fear of being targeted, there's a few displays of wealth and luxury that can be glimpsed on Instagram revealing the newly acquired affluence of the crypto nouveau riche.

Here's an inside look into the lavish lives led by people who invested in cryptocurrencies, made their fortunes, and took to Instagram to show it off:

Daniel Colosi first invested in cryptocurrencies in 2017 with a friend. His initial investment of $5000 snowballed into $200,000 in just a few short months.

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Colosi expects that his cryptocurrency investment will make him a millionaire by 2019.

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Colosi, a former construction worker, has used some of the cash he made on cryptocurrencies to travel the world. In January, he told the Daily Mail that he has plans to relocate to Thailand.

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Inside the lavish lifestyles of people who made a fortune off cryptocurrencies

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Erik Finman

Since the creation of bitcoin in 2009, the world of cryptocurrency has seen plenty of drama: huge price increases, followed by sharp drops — all while believers and cynics frequently clash over whether it has a future. 

Still, nearly ten years later, some people have managed to turn an impressive profit on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ripple, and ethereum. Some of them are millionaires, and perhaps even billionaires.

As these photos highlight, many of those who profited early from cryptocurrencies are men. Today, it's estimated that 71% of digital coin owners are male. However, there's a concerted effort among many women in tech to actively engage more women in cryptocurrencies and offer resources for those looking to break into the male-dominated culture surrounding it.

While cryptocurrency investors typically lay low and avoid flaunting their earnings out of fear of being targeted, there's a few displays of wealth and luxury that can be glimpsed on Instagram revealing the newly acquired affluence of the crypto nouveau riche.

Here's an inside look into the lavish lives led by people who invested in cryptocurrencies, made their fortunes, and took to Instagram to show it off:

Daniel Colosi first invested in cryptocurrencies in 2017 with a friend. His initial investment of $5000 snowballed into $200,000 in just a few short months.

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Colosi expects that his cryptocurrency investment will make him a millionaire by 2019.

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Colosi, a former construction worker, has used some of the cash he made on cryptocurrencies to travel the world. In January, he told the Daily Mail that he has plans to relocate to Thailand.

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Bitcoin is plummeting as rumors of a Binance hack swirl

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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  • Bitcoin plunged as much as 9% Wednesday morning, bottoming out below $10,000 for the first time in over a week, after rumors began to swirl on Twitter and Reddit that major cryptocurrency exchange Binance had been hacked.
  • "WTF is happening! Binance just sold all my alts at market ‎rate and I have got just the Bitcoin now," one Reddit user said. "Is it because of account getting hacked or binance ‎bot issue?"
  • Other users said they had experienced a similar issue with their cryptocurrencies being sold for bitcoin. 
  • A finance representative responded to the thread, saying  "We are investigating reports of some users having issues with their funds. Our team is aware and investigating the issue as we speak. Please remain patient and we will provide an update as quickly as possible."
  • You can follow the price of bitcoin in real-time here>>
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CRYPTO INSIDER: Coinbase launches an index fund

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform, announced Tuesday the launch of an index fund that will allow investors to put money into a basket of four of the largest cryptocurrencies.

The so-called Coinbase Index Fund will give investors access to the digital currencies listed on GDAX, the exchange operated by Coinbase. It will be weighted by market capitalization and will adjust when new coins are added to the exchange.

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CRYPTO INSIDER: Coinbase launches an index fund

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform, announced Tuesday the launch of an index fund that will allow investors to put money into a basket of four of the largest cryptocurrencies.

The so-called Coinbase Index Fund will give investors access to the digital currencies listed on GDAX, the exchange operated by Coinbase. It will be weighted by market capitalization and will adjust when new coins are added to the exchange.

Here are the current crypto prices:Crypto prices today

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FinCEN Deals Major Regulatory Blow to ICOs and Exchanges

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been proclaiming for a while that initial coin offerings (ICOs) are securities. Now, in the latest regulatory backlash against ICOs, the federal bureau charged with enforcing the nation's laws against money laundering has decided that, effectively, anyone who sells tokens is an unregistered money transfer business.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) made public a letter on March 6, 2018, that Drew Maloney, FinCEN's assistant secretary for legislative affairs, sent to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden last month.

The letter summarizes FinCEN’s interpretation of the current laws and regulations as they relate to ICOs. According to FinCEN, anyone issuing an ICO is a money transmitter subject to the Bank Secrecy Act. As such, they are required to register with the federal government, collect information about their customers, and take steps to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism by their customers.

The letter reads, “... a developer that sells convertible virtual currency, including in the form of ICO coins or tokens, in exchange for another type of value that substitutes for currency is a money transmitter ….”

Exchanges also qualify as money services businesses (MSBs) according to FinCEN. “An exchange that sells ICO coins or tokens, or exchanges them for other virtual currency, fiat currency, or other value that substitutes for currency, would typically also be a money transmitter,” wrote Maloney.

An ICO registered as a security, however, would not be considered a money transmitter. Maloney stated that FinCEN was working closely with the SEC and the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to “clarify and enforce” the legal and reporting obligations of businesses involved in ICO activities.

It is worth noting that according to February 6, 2018, senate testimony by SEC Chair Jay Clayton, no ICOs that raised capital in 2017 had so far registered or made clear that they had any plans to register with the SEC.

FinCEN’s letter comes less than a week after reports surfaced that the SEC sent a wave of subpoenas to ICO projects demanding details of the structures of ICO sales and pre-sales. If ICOs are deemed securities, all ICO issuers that sold to U.S. citizens could be criminally guilty of a felony for violating U.S. securities laws and possibly subject to five years in prison.

Now, with FinCEN jumping into the regulatory landscape, things are getting even stickier for ICOs. If what FinCEN is saying holds merit, anyone who sells tokens to U.S. residents while, at the same time, failing to register with FinCEN as an MSB and failing to perform the know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance obligations could also face several years in prison under a felony conviction.

Employees and investors of ICO companies could be held criminally liable, too. Worse, the federally related offense of wire fraud, which includes sending money over the internet to avoid reporting requirements, could easily be tacked on to all the above. (In November 2017, Western Union, the world’s biggest money transfer company, had to pay $586 million on charges of wire fraud.)

In a blog post response, blockchain advocacy group Coin Center, who published the FinCEN letter, took issue with FinCen’s assessment, including the way in which FinCEN classifies the roles of miners (those who create virtual currency) and developers.

Coin Center called for more clarity on the issues through open consultation and discussion: “This is a complicated and consequential legal interpretation, and one that should be discussed, unpacked, and eventually finalized in a more formal and transparent setting ...”

It is likely that regulatory laws surrounding ICOs will only be settled in court, perhaps even the Supreme Court. In the meantime, any projects considering raising funds through an ICO will have to think carefully about how they structure that ICO and whether they even want to sell tokens to U.S. citizens to begin with.  

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Halong Mining Is the First Bitcoin Mining Hardware Producer to Implement Overt AsicBoost

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Halong Mining announced today, March 7, 2018, that it is embedding AsicBoost in its DragonMint mining hardware. Halong Mining is able to do so because it joined the Blockchain Defensive Patent License (BDPL), giving them access to the patent-pending technology, which utilizes a trick called “version rolling.” With AsicBoost, the DragonMint machines should be up to 20 percent more energy efficient than they would otherwise be.

“We have produced and will continue to produce a significant amount of version-rolling AsicBoost enabled miners, enough to incentivize other manufacturers to follow suit, which they are now freely able to do if they join the blockchain defensive patent initiative to help protect the industry from patent aggression,” the hardware producer writes in its announcement.

As far as publicly known, no other mining hardware producer has implemented the overt version of AsicBoost in its application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips so far.

AsicBoost

AsicBoost was invented by former CoinTerra CTO Timo Hanke in 2016. The technology takes advantage of a quirk in Bitcoin’s proof-of-work algorithm, which lets miners take a sort of “shortcut” to find a new block. This can be done both overtly as well as covertly — though the latter variant is currently not as effective on Bitcoin and has negative side effects, such as an incentive to limit the total number of transactions that are included in a block.

“Unlike covert forms of merkle grinding, [overt AsicBoost] has no incentives to create smaller blocks, nor does it interfere with upgrades to the Bitcoin protocol,” Halong Mining writes.

The Halong Mining announcement is the latest in a series following the introduction of the BDPL, an open initiative to share patents between licensees. Last week, California-based Little Dragon Technology LLC, the current holder of the pending AsicBoost patent, announced its intention to join the BDPL. This was followed yesterday by an announcement from Bitcoin mining pool Slush Pool that its pool software is now AsicBoost compatible. According to Halong Mining, mining pools ckpool.org and Bitcoin India have since enabled AsicBoost support as well.

“After Little Dragon Technology LLC acquired the patent from the original inventors, we negotiated a license to use AsicBoost in our miners on the understanding that AsicBoost would be opened up to everyone to use, under some form of defensive patent license, in the hopes it can help protect decentralization of Bitcoin mining,” the Halong Mining announcement states.

Regarding the timing of the announcement, Halong Mining said, “Whilst this was being arranged, we were unable to announce our intended use of AsicBoost technology until the patent holder fully opened the patent for all to use under defensive licensing terms which occurred on March 1, 2018.”

Patent Controversy

While AsicBoost has been subject to much controversy in the past, most of that controversy surrounded the patent on the technology — which could skew competition by state enforcement — and the alleged covert use of it. By making the technology equally available to any company that joins the BDPL, Little Dragon Technology hopes this controversy will come to an end.

Halong Mining shares this sentiment:

“It’s been a long road, but we believe overt version-rolling can create the right incentives for other patent holders in the industry to join the BDPL and create a strong, defensive pool of patents in exchange for access to the technology for energy efficient optimization of the Bitcoin mining process.”

Furthermore, both Little Dragon Technology and Halong Mining said that they hope the Blockchain Defensive Patent License, with AsicBoost now included, will provide a strong incentive for all other mining hardware manufacturers to join the initiative. This would require competing hardware manufacturers to share any patents under the same license, potentially rendering mining hardware patents altogether obsolete.

“The more widely deployed version-rolling is used, the stronger the incentives will become, since version-rolling is the most efficient form of AsicBoost and will deliver efficiency gains in addition to any hardware optimizations or silicon process node,” Halong Mining stated.

BtcDrak, the pseudonymous Bitcoin developer behind Halong Mining, also proposed a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) on the Bitcoin development mailing list referencing AsicBoost. The proposal itself is more generic, however, as it creates a future-proof space for mining optimizations that miners may come up with in the future.

While overt use of AsicBoost does not require a Bitcoin protocol change, it may interfere with the established soft fork activation process. More specifically, AsicBoost interferes with how some software clients interpret potential soft fork activation on the network, which could result in false positives. To mitigate this risk, software clients might need to be updated to allow for fewer soft fork upgrades simultaneously.

“I apologise for the inconvenience in advance, but this is the unfortunate result of restraints while negotiating to get the patent opened and licensed defensively in the first place,” BtcDrak wrote.

Halong Mining told Bitcoin Magazine it expects to start shipping DragonMint machines before the end of March 2018.


For more background and information on the Blockchain Defensive Patent License and Little Dragon Technology’s decision to join the initiative, read Bitcoin Magazine’s cover story for this month: There Is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On, but This Initiative Could End It.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Mt Gox Trustee Sells $400 Million in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

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Mt Gox's bankruptcy trustee has sold $400 million worth of cryptocurrencies in the past few months.

Cryptocurrency Market Sheds $22 Billion as Every Major Currency Dips

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, and other major cryptocurrencies with the exception of Monero have experienced a decline in value, as the cryptocurrency market fell by yet another $22 billion after a seeing a drop on March 6. Monero Over the past 24 hours, Monero has been the only major cryptocurrency to record

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Cryptocurrency Market Sheds $22 Billion as Every Major Currency Dips

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, and other major cryptocurrencies with the exception of Monero have experienced a decline in value, as the cryptocurrency market fell by yet another $22 billion after a seeing a drop on March 6. Monero Over the past 24 hours, Monero has been the only major cryptocurrency to record

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Cryptocurrency Market Sheds $22 Billion as Every Major Currency Dips

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, and other major cryptocurrencies with the exception of Monero have experienced a decline in value, as the cryptocurrency market fell by yet another $22 billion after a seeing a drop on March 6. Monero Over the past 24 hours, Monero has been the only major cryptocurrency to record

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Coinbase Launches Cryptocurrency Index Fund, and Yes, You Can Invest with Bitcoin

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Cryptocurrency brokerage platform and exchange operator Coinbase is launching a cryptocurrency index fund, and yes, you can invest with Bitcoin. Coinbase to Launch Cryptocurrency Index Fund Coinbase President and COO Asiff Hirji announced the new product on Tuesday during an appearance on CNBC’s “Fast Money.” Hirji said that the Coinbase Index Fund — which will

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Litecoin Hits 12-Day Low in Fall Below $200

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Litecoin is trading in the red today and could see further losses, according to the technical charts.

The CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt Gox described what it was like to discover he had been hacked: 'It felt like I was about to die'

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Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo February 28, 2014.

  • The CEO of hacked bitcoin exchange Mt Gox said that discovering he had lost £4.5 billion worth of customer money "felt like I was about to die."
  • Karpeles told the BBC that running the bitcoin exchange was a "daily nightmare" and a "constant race."
  • Karpeles has been released on bail from a prison in Japan.


Mark Karpeles, the CEO of hacked bitcoin exchange Mt Gox which lost £4.5 billion of its customers' cryptocurrency, described in a new interview what it was like to realise that his exchange had been hacked.

"I would say it's probably very close to like when you're falling from a building," Karpeles told BBC Radio 4's "File On 4" show. "Obviously, the floor [was] getting close. It felt like I was about to die."

Mt Gox was the world's most popular bitcoin exchange, but Karpeles was unaware that hackers had infiltrated the company's servers for over a year and exploited a weakness in order to siphon off bitcoins. Eventually, the hack was discovered in February 2014, and the company eventually went bankrupt, with customers still waiting to receive compensation for their lost bitcoin.

Karpeles said that running the bitcoin exchange, which started as a way to buy and sell "Magic: The Gathering" cards, was a "daily nightmare of dealing with banks, governments, people I never knew existed. Running Mt Gox was basically a constant race."

The CEO was arrested by Japanese police and charged with embezzlement of Mt Gox company money and manipulation of data. The charge is over payments worth £1.7 million, BBC News reported. Karpeles denies the charges and claims the payments were legitimate loans. He has since been released on bail.

Elsewhere in the BBC Radio 4 show, former Mt Gox employee Thomas Glucksmann criticised Karpeles for obsessing over quiche, not bitcoin.

"He had an interesting passion for quiche,"  Glucksmann said. "Quiche as in mushroom and onion quiche, or something ... in the building that we moved to, Mark had also purchased space at the bottom of the building that was going to be the bitcoin cafe. And initially the concept was for that to be a showpiece for bitcoin where you’d come in, you’d buy your coffee with bitcoin."

"But then he actually hired a chef who was a specialist in making quiches. He invested quite a large amount of money in an oven that was specifically built to cook quiche. It's quite a big distraction from the whole story of Mt Gox."

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2014 that Karpeles had spent $35,000 (£25,200) on a Backen pastry oven and $23,000 (£16,500) on a La Marzocco coffee machine for the cafe, which never opened.

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Mt. Gox Trustee Sells $400 Million in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash in 6 Months

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The Tokyo lawyer and trustee for defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has disclosed the sale over $400 million in Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash since September 2017. In an announcement [PDF] today, Tokyo District Court-assigned Trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi who is overseeing the Mt. Gox creditors’ claims investigation said he sold approximately $406.6 million (JPY 42,988,044,343) in

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, KO, CVS, BA, HA)

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Gary Cohn resigns as Trump's top economic advisorCohn’s resignation comes as President Donald Trump forges ahead with his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Stock markets around the world are slidingThe Dow Jones industrial average is set to open lower by 350 points, or about 1.4%. Australia's ASX (-1.07%) saw the biggest overnight loss and France's CAC (-0.49%) trails in Europe.  

The US may ramp up restrictions on Chinese imports and foreign investmentThe Trump administration is considering imposing an import tax on a range of Chinese goods, from clothing to electronics, and cracking down on Chinese foreign investment in retaliation for the alleged theft of US intellectual property, Bloomberg says.

Bank of America says 2 charts suggest the stock market could soar over the next 2 months "Seasonality tends to improve in March and April," Stephen Suttmeier, a technical research analyst at BAML, wrote in a client note. "The next month with more challenging seasonality is May."

Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrencyThe cryptocurrency exchange is launching an index fund made up of  62% bitcoin, 27% ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin. 

CVS is borrowing a near-record $40 billion to bankroll a deal that hasn't even been approvedThe offering, which will be the third-biggest on record, is being done now because CVS wants to avoid the higher interest rates expected later in 2018.

Boeing just won a major victory over Airbus by poaching one of its key US customersHawaiian Airlines canceled its order for six Airbus A330-800neo airliners and has instead placed an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth as much as $2.82 billion at list prices.

Coca-Cola is launching its first alcoholic drinkCoca-Cola Japan is launching a Chu-Hi drink, or local beverage made by mixing carbonated water with the spirit shōchū and some flavoring such as lemon or lime, according to the Financial Times. 

Earnings reports keep comingAbercrombie & Fitch and Dollar Tree report ahead of the opening bell while Costco releases its quarterly results after markets close.

US economic data flowsADP Employment Change will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET and the trade balance crosses the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. Lastly, the Fed's Beige Book is due out at 2 p.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 4 basis points at 2.85%.

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, KO, CVS, BA, HA)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Car on fire

Here is what you need to know. 

Gary Cohn resigns as Trump's top economic advisorCohn’s resignation comes as President Donald Trump forges ahead with his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Stock markets around the world are slidingThe Dow Jones industrial average is set to open lower by 350 points, or about 1.4%. Australia's ASX (-1.07%) saw the biggest overnight loss and France's CAC (-0.49%) trails in Europe.  

The US may ramp up restrictions on Chinese imports and foreign investmentThe Trump administration is considering imposing an import tax on a range of Chinese goods, from clothing to electronics, and cracking down on Chinese foreign investment in retaliation for the alleged theft of US intellectual property, Bloomberg says.

Bank of America says 2 charts suggest the stock market could soar over the next 2 months "Seasonality tends to improve in March and April," Stephen Suttmeier, a technical research analyst at BAML, wrote in a client note. "The next month with more challenging seasonality is May."

Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrencyThe cryptocurrency exchange is launching an index fund made up of  62% bitcoin, 27% ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin. 

CVS is borrowing a near-record $40 billion to bankroll a deal that hasn't even been approvedThe offering, which will be the third-biggest on record, is being done now because CVS wants to avoid the higher interest rates expected later in 2018.

Boeing just won a major victory over Airbus by poaching one of its key US customersHawaiian Airlines canceled its order for six Airbus A330-800neo airliners and has instead placed an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth as much as $2.82 billion at list prices.

Coca-Cola is launching its first alcoholic drinkCoca-Cola Japan is launching a Chu-Hi drink, or local beverage made by mixing carbonated water with the spirit shōchū and some flavoring such as lemon or lime, according to the Financial Times. 

Earnings reports keep comingAbercrombie & Fitch and Dollar Tree report ahead of the opening bell while Costco releases its quarterly results after markets close.

US economic data flowsADP Employment Change will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET and the trade balance crosses the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. Lastly, the Fed's Beige Book is due out at 2 p.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 4 basis points at 2.85%.

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, KO, CVS, BA, HA)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Car on fire

Here is what you need to know.

Gary Cohn resigns as Trump's top economic adviser. Cohn's decision to resign comes as President Donald Trump forges ahead with his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Stock markets around the world are sliding. The Dow Jones industrial average is set to open lower by 350 points, or about 1.4%. Australia's ASX (-1.07%) saw the biggest overnight loss, and France's CAC (-0.49%) trails in Europe.

The US may ramp up restrictions on Chinese imports and foreign investment. The Trump administration is considering imposing an import tax on a range of Chinese goods, from clothing to electronics, and cracking down on Chinese foreign investment in retaliation for the alleged theft of US intellectual property, Bloomberg says.

Bank of America says 2 charts suggest the stock market could soar over the next 2 months. "Seasonality tends to improve in March and April," Stephen Suttmeier, a technical research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, wrote in a client note. "The next month with more challenging seasonality is May."

Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency exchange is launching an index fund made up of 62% bitcoin, 27% Ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin.

CVS is borrowing a near-record $40 billion to bankroll a deal that hasn't even been approved. The offering, which will be the third-biggest on record, is being done now because CVS wants to avoid the higher interest rates expected later in 2018.

Boeing just won a major victory over Airbus by poaching one of its key US customers. Hawaiian Airlines canceled its order for six Airbus A330-800neo airliners and has instead placed an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth as much as $2.82 billion at list prices.

Coca-Cola is launching its first alcoholic drink. Coca-Cola Japan is launching a Chu-Hi drink, or local beverage made by mixing carbonated water with the spirit shochu and some flavoring such as lemon or lime, according to the Financial Times.

Earnings reports keep coming. Abercrombie & Fitch and Dollar Tree report ahead of the opening bell, while Costco releases its quarterly results after markets close.

US economic data flows. ADP Employment Change will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET, and the trade balance crosses the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Fed's Beige Book is due out at 2 p.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 4 basis points at 2.85%.

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, KO, CVS, BA, HA)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Car on fire

Here is what you need to know.

Gary Cohn resigns as Trump's top economic adviser. Cohn's decision to resign comes as President Donald Trump forges ahead with his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Stock markets around the world are sliding. The Dow Jones industrial average is set to open lower by 350 points, or about 1.4%. Australia's ASX (-1.07%) saw the biggest overnight loss, and France's CAC (-0.49%) trails in Europe.

The US may ramp up restrictions on Chinese imports and foreign investment. The Trump administration is considering imposing an import tax on a range of Chinese goods, from clothing to electronics, and cracking down on Chinese foreign investment in retaliation for the alleged theft of US intellectual property, Bloomberg says.

Bank of America says 2 charts suggest the stock market could soar over the next 2 months. "Seasonality tends to improve in March and April," Stephen Suttmeier, a technical research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, wrote in a client note. "The next month with more challenging seasonality is May."

Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency exchange is launching an index fund made up of 62% bitcoin, 27% Ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin.

CVS is borrowing a near-record $40 billion to bankroll a deal that hasn't even been approved. The offering, which will be the third-biggest on record, is being done now because CVS wants to avoid the higher interest rates expected later in 2018.

Boeing just won a major victory over Airbus by poaching one of its key US customers. Hawaiian Airlines canceled its order for six Airbus A330-800neo airliners and has instead placed an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth as much as $2.82 billion at list prices.

Coca-Cola is launching its first alcoholic drink. Coca-Cola Japan is launching a Chu-Hi drink, or local beverage made by mixing carbonated water with the spirit shochu and some flavoring such as lemon or lime, according to the Financial Times.

Earnings reports keep coming. Abercrombie & Fitch and Dollar Tree report ahead of the opening bell, while Costco releases its quarterly results after markets close.

US economic data flows. ADP Employment Change will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET, and the trade balance crosses the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Fed's Beige Book is due out at 2 p.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 4 basis points at 2.85%.

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61 Japanese Banks Tap Ripple Blockchain Consumer Payments App

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A consortium of 61 Japanese banks, comprising over 80% of the country’s banking assets, are gearing toward the launch of a retail consumer payments app using Ripple blockchain technology. Titled “MoneyTap”, the new smartphone application will enable customers of 61 banks to settle instant domestic transactions in Japan using San Francisco-based FinTech startup Ripple’s blockchain … Continued

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Premier Cloud Mining Provider Hashflare Slashes Scrypt Contract Rates

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Bitcoin Eyes $10K After High Volume Drop

CoinDesk, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Bitcoin is looking increasingly heavy and could test the $10,000 mark in the next 24 hours, the price charts indicate.

Japanese Banks to Harness Ripple DLT for Consumer Payments App

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A group of Japanese banks is planning to use Ripple's blockchain-based payments technology in a smartphone app aimed at general consumers.

10 things you need to know in markets today

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FILE PHOTO - Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn speaks during an event to introduce the Republican tax reform plan at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Good morning! Here's what you need to know.

1. Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council and President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, is leaving his post at the White House. The move comes after an up-and-down year in the administration that included public spats with the president and a large legislative success in the form of a tax-code overhaul.

2. Royal Bank of Scotland reached a $500 million settlement with New York state to resolve claims over its sale of risky residential mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the 2008 global financial crisis. The deal includes a $100 million cash payment to the state, plus $400 million of consumer relief for homeowners and communities.

3. Ibuprofen is better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, an experiment suggests. Opioids are no better than over the counter drugs at reducing how much pain interferes with daily activities like walking, working, sleeping or enjoying life.

4. Britain and the EU are closea deal guaranteeing the rights of expatriate citizens after Brexit. The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, made the announcement after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May.

5. Research and development of the next electric Mini will take place in China, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer said. The move will see the German group's first Mini assembly site outside Europe.

6. US consumers have filed a lawsuit against Kobe Steel and Toyota accusing the companies of fraud by concealing the use of sub-standard metal components in vehicles. The issue has been dogging Japan's third-largest steelmaker for nearly five decades.

7. US prosecutors urged a federal judge to sentence former drug company executive Martin Shkreli to at least 15 years in prison for securities fraud. They cited the defendant's lack of remorse and respect for the law.

8. BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against social media platforms Facebook Incand its units WhatsApp and Instagram. BlackBerry said Facebook and its companies developed "competing applications that improperly used BlackBerry's mobile messaging intellectual property."

9. Citigroup will launch of a national digital consumer bank sometime within the next three years, its chief financial officer said. "I am not making an announcement right now, but I would be really disappointed if it was anything close to being three years away," CFO John Gerspach said.

10. A German trade union accused by rivals of harboring neo-Nazis has expanded its presence on the works council of a key plant operated Daimler. The Daimler works council at the Untertuerkheim plant in southern Germany last month accused neo-Nazis of using the Zentrum Automobil union as a base, with the aim of turning the factory into a showcase for their views.

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Slush Pool is Now Compatible With AsicBoost Bitcoin Miners

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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Slush Pool, Bitcoin’s first and oldest mining pool, announced support for AsicBoost today, March 6, 2018. Slush Pool users that have the technology embedded in the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips in their mining hardware can connect to the pool to mine more efficiently and, thus, more profitably.

“The protocol extension we propose and already implemented allows [miners] to use overt AsicBoost over stratum protocol, which was not yet possible,” Slush Pool CTO Pavel Moravec told Bitcoin Magazine. “Mining can now get even closer to the theoretical lower limit on power consumption so that there is less space for finding optimization.”

AsicBoost was invented by former CoinTerra CTO Timo Hanke in 2016. The technology takes an advantage of a quirk in Bitcoin’s proof-of-work algorithm, which lets miners take a sort of “shortcut” to find a new block. This can be done both overtly as well as covertly — though the latter variant is currently not as effective on Bitcoin.

The update to the Slush Pool software is technically modest. It essentially allows Slush Pool miners (or “hashers”) to slightly change what a Bitcoin “block header” looks like: the part of the block that includes data about the block itself. Similar data has been used to signal readiness for soft fork upgrades, but it can be also used for AsicBoost and potentially for less obvious things (like internal accounting).

Although Slush Pool, which currently claims about 11 percent of total hash power on the network, is compatible with AsicBoost starting immediately, there is currently no known mining hardware that takes advantage of the technology — yet.

Patent Controversy

Earlier this week, Little Dragon Technology LLC, the current holder of the patented AsicBoost technology, publicly announced that it would be the first company to join the Blockchain Defensive Patent Licence (BDPL) initiative. This commitment makes the AsicBoost patent available to any company that also joins the BDPL — on condition that these companies share their own patents under the same license.

“We knew that the AsicBoost licence would be available within a defensive patent pool, so we started to prepare the extension some time ago,” said Moravec on the timing of the Slush Pool announcement. “We didn't want to publish anything before the AsicBoost patent is really out and available.”

While AsicBoost has been subject to much controversy in the past, most of that controversy surrounded the patent on the technology — which could skew competition — and the alleged covert use of it. By making the technology equally available to any company that joins the BDPL, Little Dragon Technology hopes this controversy will come to an end.

Slush Pool, too, believes the BDPL could play a key role here.

“Patents are a problem if they’re not available to all equally,” Moravec said. “Mining is about having an edge. A participant with significant advantage leads to single dominant miner. So it’s actually better if everyone uses AsicBoost. If the patent exists and is made available, then it is fine. It equals the playing field.”

Furthermore, Little Dragon Technology believes that the AsicBoost patent is so powerful that all mining hardware producers must join the BDPL if they wish to remain competitive. As such, these hardware producers must then also share their own patents with other licensees, effectively rendering mining hardware patents altogether obsolete.

“We definitely expect that all manufacturers will use AsicBoost in future. It’s just more efficient and if it is available, then it would be bad for them to not use it,” Moravec said. “The only reason not to use it would be a desire to engage in patent wars.”

For more background and information on the Blockchain Defensive Patent License and Little Dragon Technology’s decision to join the initiative, read Bitcoin Magazine’s cover story for this month: There Is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On, but This Initiative Could End It.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Ex-IMF Economist: Bitcoin Could Drop to $100 in the Next Decade

CoinDesk, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Economist Kenneth Rogoff said Tuesday that he expects bitcoin's price will decrease by 2028.

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Rockets Ahead for Signing

Bitcoin Magazine, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

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In a landmark development for blockchain advancement, Wyoming’s state legislature has cleared what is known as House Bill 70 (HB 70), which exempts various types of crypto assets from securities laws. The bill was originally passed by Wyoming’s House of Representatives last month on February 20. It is now headed to Governor Matt Mead for signature.

According to public records, it passed by a vote of 27–3, with no senators abstaining. This final vote, which was expected to occur last week, was held up at the last minute for further discussion. Nevertheless, lawmakers completed work on legislation to exempt cryptocurrencies from state money transmission laws. They also approved the use of blockchain-based records for corporations.

Through this legislation, lawmakers hope to establish carve-out space for tech developers involved in the creation of what are known as “utility tokens.” The exemption would be directed at these utility tokens, which are not marketed or promoted as investments, and are able to be exchanged for goods and services.

The first of its kind, HB 70 provides legal guidelines on how certain types of cryptographic tokens are accounted for. And in a similar development, HB 19, a Bitcoin-friendly bill, is also steadily making its way through the Wyoming legislature. Also unanimously passed in the House, it exempts cryptocurrencies from the state’s money transmission laws.

Wyoming’s History of Setting Precedence

Wyoming is a state known for its rugged individualism with the desire to achieve “first mover advantage” on a number of key legislation. It is often dubbed the “Equality State,” the first state to grant women voting rights and the first state to elect a female governor.

With respect to business and commerce, it originated the Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) in 1977. Today, nearly two-thirds of businesses formed throughout the U.S. choose the LLC corporate entity format. LLCs formed in the state of Wyoming are on par with better-known Nevada and Delaware corporations in offering stellar asset protection.

A Wyoming native and former Wall Streeter, Caitlin Long, the co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition and former chairman and president of enterprise blockchain company Symbiont, has been an enthusiastic champion of this blockchain legislation.

Long said in an email response to Bitcoin Magazine: “HB 70 is one of five blockchain bills supported by the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, and four are already in the Governor’s inbox (the fifth is likely to pass tomorrow). The Governor has three days to sign the bills, and most of them take effect immediately after he signs. All five are designed to attract software companies to move to Wyoming, as well as to attract businesses to register in Wyoming even if they don’t move there.”

According to Long, HB 70, coined the utility token bill, represents the first time in the world that an elected body has recognized utility tokens as a distinct asset class that is neither a security nor money. She said that while the bill gives the industry a friendly state in which to base their operations, it does not resolve the federal regulatory questions for utility token issuers. Regardless, she said it can help set precedence in litigation and influence federal policy.

Long said that two of the other five bills are designed to be cryptocurrency-friendly, exempting cryptocurrencies from both Wyoming’s money transmitter laws and property taxes. Wyoming, she explained, already has zero income taxes or franchise taxes, so these bills are quite friendly to crypto businesses and crypto owners who want to move to the state.

Finally, she pointed to the last two bills aimed at attracting more businesses to register in Wyoming, which ranks third behind Delaware and Nevada in the number of new business registrations. She concludeed: “The race is on to see which state, Wyoming or Delaware, will be the first to accept registrations in blockchain form. Game on, Delaware!”

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

Boeing just won a major victory over Airbus by poaching one of its key US customers (HA, BA, GE)

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

Hawaiian Airlines boeing 787 Dreamliner

  • Hawaiian Airlines has ordered 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth as much as $2.82 billion at list prices.
  • Boeing and Hawaiian also agreed to an option for 10 additional Dreamliners.
  • Hawaiian confirmed that it has canceled its order for six Airbus A330-800neo airliners.

Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to order 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth up to $2.82 billion at list prices. The airline also announced that it has selected General Electric's GEnx engines to power its fleet of Dreamliners.

"The Dreamliner combines excellent comfort for our guests with fantastic operational performance and will allow us to continue modernizing our fleet into the next decade," Hawaiian's new president and CEO Peter Ingram said in a statement. "It has more seating capacity than Hawaiian’s current wide-body fleet, which will allow us to further build upon our successful growth in Asia."

The Hawaiian order comes at the end of an aggressive and highly contentious sales between Airbus and Boeing. Although small in scale relative to the orders coming from Asia and the Middle East, the Hawaiian order marks a significant victory for Boeing.

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330As important as selling Dreamliners to Hawaiian Airlines may be to Boeing, the blow it dealt to Airbus' already struggling A330neo is of greater significance.

Years ago, Hawaiian placed an order for six Airbus A330-800neo widebody airliners on order. Even with the prototype gearing up for test flights, it remained the only six orders Airbus had for the plane. On Tuesday, Hawaiian Airlines confirmed to Business Insider that the A330-800neo order has been canceled.

Tuesday order marks a dramatic turn of fortune for Boeing.

Airbus A330 800neo HawaiianEven though Hawaiian flies Boeing 717-200s on routes within the Island, its long-haul fleet is dominated by Airbus. This includes Hawaiian flagship fleet of 24 Airbus A330-200 and an incoming fleet of 16 Airbus A321neos. At the same time, Hawaiian had been expediting the retirement of its Boeing 767-300ER fleet and replacing them with new Airbus aircraft.

Hawaiian and Boeing also agreed to an option for 10 additional 787s, which could push the value of the 20-plane deal past the $5.5 billion. However, it should be noted that it is customary for highly sought after airline customers receive heavy discounts from manufacturers, sometimes at a rate of more than 50%.

The Honolulu-based airline is expected to receive the first of its Dreamliners during the first quarter of 2021.

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Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrency

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  • Coinbase announced Tuesday that they will launch an index fund product. 
  • The fund will allow accredited investors to invest in a basket of cryptocurrencies listed on GDAX, Coinbase's exchange.

Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform, announced Tuesday the launch of an index fund which will allow investors to put money into a basket of four of the largest cryptocurrencies.

The so-called Coinbase Index Fund will give investors access to the digital currencies listed on GDAX, the exchange operated by Coinbase. It will be weighted by market capitalization and will adjust when new coins are added to the exchange.

The breakdown of the fund is as follows: 62% bitcoin, 27% ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin. Investors can start signing up for the product, but it won't be live for a couple of months, according to a spokesperson for Coinbase. 

The index fund wouldn't be the first one to hit the market. Bitwise Asset Management, for instance, operates a crypto index fund, holding ten cryptocurrencies weighted by market capitalization. 

screenshot am internal test ytrnc.coinbase.com 2018.03.06 17 05 20Coinbase product manager Reuben Bramanathan told Business Insider in a phone interview that the product reflects the growing demand on the part of institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals looking to dive into the market for digital coins, which stands at about $500 billion in value. 

"We are seeing new investors coming to the market because they see an asset that is not correlated and outperforms, but they don't know which ones to buy," Bramanathan said. 

At this point, the product is open to only accredited investors because the company wants to wait on more clarity from the Securities and Exchange Commission on bitcoin-linked financial products, which the SEC pumped the brakes on. 

In a letter signed by Dalia Blass, the SEC's director of the division of investment management, the agency said: "There are a number of significant investor protection issues that need to be examined before sponsors begin offering these funds to investors."

Bramanathan expects there is strong retail demand for an index fund product. 

The move is a slight departure from Coinbase's main business of facilitating trading in the cryptocurrency market. 

But the company's general manager Dan Romero told Business Insider's Becky Peterson that he is trying to build Coinbase into the Google of cryptocurrency. As Peterson pointed out recently, if there is one thing we know about Google, it is that they are always gate-crashing new markets.

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Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrency

Business Insider, 1/1/0001 12:00 AM PST

A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  • Coinbase announced Tuesday that they will launch an index fund product. 
  • The fund will allow accredited investors to invest in a basket of cryptocurrencies listed on GDAX, Coinbase's exchange.

Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform, announced Tuesday the launch of an index fund which will allow investors to put money into a basket of four of the largest cryptocurrencies.

The so-called Coinbase Index Fund will give investors access to the digital currencies listed on GDAX, the exchange operated by Coinbase. It will be weighted by market capitalization and will adjust when new coins are added to the exchange.

The breakdown of the fund is as follows: 62% bitcoin, 27% ethereum, 7% bitcoin cash, and 4% litecoin. Investors can start signing up for the product, but it won't be live for a couple of months, according to a spokesperson for Coinbase. 

The index fund wouldn't be the first one to hit the market. Bitwise Asset Management, for instance, operates a crypto index fund, holding ten cryptocurrencies weighted by market capitalization. 

screenshot am internal test ytrnc.coinbase.com 2018.03.06 17 05 20Coinbase product manager Reuben Bramanathan told Business Insider in a phone interview that the product reflects the growing demand on the part of institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals looking to dive into the market for digital coins, which stands at about $500 billion in value. 

"We are seeing new investors coming to the market because they see an asset that is not correlated and outperforms, but they don't know which ones to buy," Bramanathan said. 

At this point, the product is open to only accredited investors because the company wants to wait on more clarity from the Securities and Exchange Commission on bitcoin-linked financial products, which the SEC pumped the brakes on. 

In a letter signed by Dalia Blass, the SEC's director of the division of investment management, the agency said: "There are a number of significant investor protection issues that need to be examined before sponsors begin offering these funds to investors."

Bramanathan expects there is strong retail demand for an index fund product. 

The move is a slight departure from Coinbase's main business of facilitating trading in the cryptocurrency market. 

But the company's general manager Dan Romero told Business Insider's Becky Peterson that he is trying to build Coinbase into the Google of cryptocurrency. As Peterson pointed out recently, if there is one thing we know about Google, it is that they are always gate-crashing new markets.

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