SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday that it has begun proceedings to decide whether to approve a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The SEC published an "order instituting...

Quick Brew? Bitfury’s Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

Blockchain firm Bitfury has come up with a novel product aimed at making it easier to pay for products with bitcoin. A specialized engineering team within the company has developed a...

Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

After news broke yesterday of yet another hack of a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, the country's police authority has released figures revealing the rise in such attacks this year. According to...

High Times Quietly Removes Crypto Payment Option From IPO Website

Cannabis advocacy publication High Times is no longer accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment option for its ongoing initial public offering (IPO), CoinDesk has learned. The twist marks the latest in the...

3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault

Cody Wilson, founder of the 3-D printed gun company Defense Distributed and cryptocurrency advocate, has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. According to an affidavit obtained by CoinDesk, Wilson was...

US Banking Giant PNC Becomes Latest to Adopt Ripple’s xCurrent

American banking giant PNC has joined the growing number of financial institutions using payments products from blockchain startup Ripple. The bank's Treasury Management division will begin accepting cross-border transactions using the...

New York AG Report Faults Crypto Exchanges for Manipulation Risks

The New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released a report on cryptocurrency trading platforms, finding that many are vulnerable to market manipulation and referring several exchanges to...

Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites

Official government websites in India ran cryptomining scripts without their owners' knowledge, the Economic Times reported Monday. Municipal government websites in the state of Andhra Pradesh, among others, were infected by...

LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers

LG Uplus – a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the nation's fourth largest conglomerate, LG Corporation – is launching a blockchain-based overseas payment service. Announced Sunday, the trial effort will...