US SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder Over Operating Unregistered Exchange

Zachary Coburn, the founder of crypto trading platform EtherDelta, has settled charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over operating an unregistered national securities exchange.   

Plasma Slows Down; SNARKs Becomes New Scaling Solution for Ethereum

But now that Plasma is slowing down, attention shifts to zk-SNARKs, a type of cryptography led by privacy-focused digital currency Zcash.

BBVA Completes €150M Syndicated Loan via Ethereum

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and France's BNP Paribas join BBVA in this syndicated loan endeavor, which has already seen the financial institutions collectively lending Spain's national electrical grid operator Red Eléctrica Corporation with €150 million.

U.S. Elections Increase Augur’s Total Ether Wagers to Over $2M

Data from Predictions.Global indicates that the market for “Which party will control the House after 2018 U.S. Midterm Election?” has generated 3,517 Ether or close to $727,000.

JP Morgan Builds Blockchain-Based Platform for Tokenizing Gold

New York-based investment bank JP Morgan has developed an enterprise version of the Ethereum blockchain for tokenizing gold in an effort to allow sustainable miners to earn a premium on global markets.

Tether Declares $1.8B Balance in Account; Releases Letter from New Partner as Proof

The stablecoin Tether has released a letter from its banking partner which verifies the availability of over $1.8 billion in the company’s account.

Ledger Appoints Benjamin Soong As Part of Expansion to Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency and blockchain security provider Ledger is expanding its services to Hong Kong and has appointed Benjamin Soong as the company’s new head for the Asia Pacific operations.  

Ethereum’s Largest Blockchain Consortium Launches New Software Specs

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) launches its newest suite of specifications, which are the latest trend at synchronizing the way huge companies use private versions of the second-largest Blockchain.

Tether “Burns” 500M USDT Stablecoins

Tether, the company behind a dollar-pegged stablecoin, has revealed in a Twitter post that it has burned 500 million Tether (USDT) tokens.

International Charitable Organization Oxfam to Apply Blockchain Technology to Microinsurance

Oxfam, a confederation of independent charitable institutions organized to alleviate global poverty, has partnered with blockchain based insurance platform Etherisc to provide inexpensive insurance to Sri Lanka’s paddy rice farmers.

Bitfinex Publishes Data for Non-Existent Tether Market

CoinMarketCap’s global head of marketing Carylyne Chan states that the data come from Bitfinex’s very own application program interface (API), which transmits exchange data to outside applications.

Bithumb Rolls Out Decentralized Exchange Built on Ethereum Network

In a Twitter post, the South Korean crypto exchange says that in celebration of the event, customers will get to enjoy an airdrop and free transaction fees until November 15.

Netherlands’ Central Bank President: Cryptos “Attract Certain Types of People”

In a speech, Klaas Knot talked about Blockchain and digital currencies, emphasizing the benefits and risks the two technologies could introduce to finance.

TrueUSD Sees 30% Surge in Trading Volume as USDT Tanks

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange HBUS reportedly saw a massive surge in trading volume between Tether (USDT) and another USD-backed stablecoin TrueUSD.

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of ZRX Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase has launched full trading of ZRX on its professional investor platform, enabling retail investors to buy, sell, trade, or store the ERC-20 token.