Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will use Civic’s identity verification services to ensure that publishers are paid for their content. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/brave-browser-is-using-civics-blockchain-platform-to-verify-publishers/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now weighing whether to approve the nation’s first bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sec-seeks-more-input-as-it-weighs-vaneck-solidx-bitcoin-etf/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/quick-brew-bitfurys-coffee-machine-accepts-bitcoin-via-lightning-network/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to provide clear guidance on how cryptocurrency-related taxes will be calculated. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-lawmakers-strongly-urge-irs-to-update-crypto-tax-guidance/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Brazil’s antitrust watchdog is investigating major banks for potentially collaborating to prevent crypto brokerages from gaining banking services. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/brazil-moves-to-probe-banks-after-crypto-exchanges-denied-services/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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PNC Bank’s Treasury Management division is to begin accepting cross-border transactions using Ripple’s xCurrent product. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-banking-giant-pnc-becomes-latest-to-adopt-ripples-xcurrent/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close. This article is originally written and posted…

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The NY Attorney General’s Office stated that many crypto exchanges cannot monitor abusive trading activity, and referred 3 for potential violations. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-york-ags-office-takes-aim-at-crypto-exchanges-in-new-report/. …

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High Times has removed bitcoin as a payment option for its IPO, just days after admitting it was accepting the cryptocurrency. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/high-times-quietly-removes-crypto-payment-option-from-ipo-website/. …

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Municipal government websites in Andhra Pradesh are running cryptojacking scripts, a group of security researchers found earlier this month. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/cryptojacking-scripts-found-on-local-indian-government-sites/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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South Korean telco LG Uplus is to trial a blockchain-based mobile payment service aimed to let travelers save fees when shopping abroad. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/lgs-mobile-arm-to-trial-blockchain-payments-for-overseas-travelers/. …

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A group of Mastercard patent applications outline how blockchain technology can be used to securely record transaction information. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-patent-filings-tout-blockchain-for-immutable-data-records/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Crypto industry unicorn Coinbase has aggressive growth plans for its newly opened New York office, which caters to institutional clients. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-crypto-jobs-hiring/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Bitsy, a Medici Ventures portfolio firm, wants to spur crypto adoption with the launch of an ultra-simple, beginner-friendly wallet. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/medici-backed-bitsy-launches-user-friendly-crypto-wallet-to-boost-adoption/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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R3’s annual Corda event appeared to be in rude health this year, with packed presentations and some notable news announcements. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-developers-and-converts-swarm-r3s-cordacon/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Chen Min, formerly Canaan’s chief chip maker, is releasing a line of ethereum ASICs through her new venture, Linzhi. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/a-new-line-of-powerful-asic-miners-is-coming-to-ethereum/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Vault wants to boost crypto adoption with its new iOS wallet that stores non-fungible tokens and other crypto collectibles. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/vault-launches-crypto-collectibles-wallet-on-apples-app-store/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-receives-regulatory-approval-to-custody-crypto-assets/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The Avaí Futebol Clube is hoping to raise $20 million in the coming months with an initial coin offering. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/brazilian-soccer-club-seeks-20-million-in-upcoming-ico/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Crypto exchange Binance is working with the Malta Stock Exchange to develop and launch a security token trading platform. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/binance-partners-with-malta-to-launch-security-token-trading-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/softbank-completes-blockchain-poc-for-cross-carrier-mobile-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A number of major cryptocurrency firms are forming the Blockchain Association to lobby Washington, D.C. lawmakers on regulations in the space. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/major-crypto-companies-form-dc-lobbying-group/. …

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Crypto exchange Gemini is set to issue a dollar-backed, NYDFS-approved stablecoin – the second to launch in New York today. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/gemini-launches-nydfs-regulated-crypto-pegged-to-the-dollar/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Blockchain startup Paxos is launching a regulated, dollar-backed stablecoin to facilitate instant transaction settlements for crypto investors. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/paxos-unveils-dollar-backed-stablecoin-approved-by-new-york-regulator/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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An acquisition that finds two of crypto’s leading entrepreneurs teaming to back the world’s sixth-largest blockchain has been confirmed. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/interstellar-arrives-visa-citi-backed-chain-acquired-by-stellar-startup/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Australia’s New South Wales government is adopting blockchain in a state-wide test of a driver license digitalization program slated for November. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/australian-state-to-pilot-blockchain-in-digital-driver-license-scheme/. …

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One European lawmaker wants to standardize ICO regulations, thereby making it easier for projects to raise funding across the EU. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/eu-lawmaker-wants-standard-regulations-to-allow-passport-for-icos/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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French energy firm Engie announced Friday that it will help commercial customers build blockchain platforms with its new “Blockchain Studio” spinoff. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/energy-giant-engie-maltem-back-new-blockchain-studio-with-2-3m/. …

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E-payment startup Wyre has acquired bitcoin smart contract developer Hedgy to broaden the scope of its offerings. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/payments-startup-wyre-acquires-bitcoin-smart-contract-developer/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Winklevoss IP, LLC has won a patent outlining how it may use air-gapped computers to protect cryptocurrency keys from theft. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/winklevoss-brothers-win-patent-for-crypto-key-storage-system/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Uzbekistan’s government is looking to attract crypto exchanges with a number of tax and regulatory benefits, according to a presidential order. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/uzbekistan-looks-to-lure-crypto-exchanges-with-new-tax-benefits/. …

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