Cboe Pulls Its Proposal for SolidX/VanEck Bitcoin ETF

The Chicago Board of Exchange (Cboe) is pulling the plug on the SolidX and VanEck bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) proposal, adding another twist to a regulatory saga that can’t seem to find an ending. According to a January 23, 2019, statement from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

Blockchain.com Launches New Educational Resource With Bitcoin Cash Report

Wallet provider Blockchain.com has created a new educational tool to help newcomers to the cryptocurrency ecosystem access information on digital assets. The first report issued on its Blockchain Primers is an introduction to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Also Read: The Daily: Huobi Downsizes, New OTC Desk to Launch in US...

CBOE Withdraws Rule Change Request to List Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an official notice published on Jan. 23, BZX withdrew a proposed rule change that would allow it to list a...

Enterprise Blockchain Platform Records 10K Transactions per Second in Testnet Launch

Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar (INS) has successfully launched its testnet on Jan. 22, recording over 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), according to data from its block explorer Insolar Explorer. As the company announced on Sunday, Insolar set up its private testnet launch in order to prove its scalability and...

ZB.Com User Accuses Crypto Exchange of Reporting Him to Police

A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com said that the exchange reported him to local police in a post on the 8btc forum, a major Chinese crypto community, on Jan. 21. In the post, which has been viewed over 12,000 times with 135 comments, the user claims that...

Top 10 Messenger App Telegram Plans Blockchain Platform Launch in March: Sources

Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based Telegram Open Network (TON) platform as early as March 2019. The news was revealed to Cointelegraph by a source close to Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov today, Jan. 23. Telegram — which reportedly counts...

Money Transmitter License Not Required for Crypto Businesses in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) published guidance for virtual currency businesses operating in the state. The state’s financial agency has decided a money transmission license for cryptocurrency operations is not required. Also Read: Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While...

Crypto Could Take 10+ Years to Regain 2017 High, But Then Will Be Mature: Cardano Founder

Crypto markets might need more than a decade to regain 2017’s price highs, but the industry will a “dramatically different ecosystem at that point,” according to top altcoin Cardano’s (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson. The industry expert made his comments in an interview with Cointelegraph at the Crypto Finance Conference,...

Elections Canada Consults With Political Parties on Crypto Donations

According to Elections Canada, the agency that runs federal elections in Canada, there has been “a growing interest” in cryptocurrency donations. This trend has prompted some political parties to ask for a ruling on how best to manage bitcoin and other cryptocurrency political donations and how to navigate the...

BloqLabs Introduces Cryptocurrency Mining Management System

BloqLabs has opened up the beta waitlist for Titan, a fully integrated software suite for managing cryptocurrency mining. The project was introduced by Bloq CEO and co-founder Jeff Garzik onstage during a brief speech at Binance Fair in Singapore in an overview discussion of BloqLabs. Cryptocurrency mining can be...