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When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

Berniesanders (not to be confused with former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) is an institution on blockchain-based blogging platform Steemit. Steemit allows content creators to earn crypto – at least, crypto that’s native to the Steem blockchain, of which there are three – for popular posts. While recent successes include waffle recipes, romantic […]

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Alternative Cryptocurrency Regulation Bills Introduced in Ukraine and Russia

16.09.2018 A draft bill that leaves crypto-to-crypto trading outside the state regulation has been filed this week in the Ukrainian parliament. The news was announced during BlockchainUA conference in Kyiv by Ukrainian MP Alexey Mushak. The legislative proposal has been prepared in cooperation with representatives of the cryptocurrency industry and signed by 23 MPs of […]

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SEC Suspends Exchange-Traded Bitcoin and Ether Investment Vehicles

A highly touted investment instrument that sought to appeal to U.S. public markets investors looking for cryptocurrency exposure has just seen a setback. Announced on Sunday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an order seeking to suspend the trading of the Bitcoin Tracker One and Ether Tracker One exchange-traded notes, issued by […]

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SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

UPDATE: The SEC has also disapproved two bitcoin ETFs from GraniteShares. The order can be found here. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued rejections to bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, Direxion and GraniteShares. In three orders published on August 22, the rejections came ahead of previously reported deadlines arising from the SEC’s […]

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Despite Decline in Bitcoin Prices Mining Hash Rate Keeps Rising

18.08.2018 Despite the significant decline in Bitcoin prices since the beginning of 2018, the network’s hash rate continues to increase showing a complex nature of economics of cryptocurrency mining. A growing hash rate means Bitcoin mining is still profitable enough for many players to stay put, defying speculation that prices have fallen past break-even points. […]