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Mining Pool Returns Half of Accidentally Sent Ether Fee Worth $300K

Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool has recently verified the identity of the user who had previously sent an unusually exorbitant miner’s fee by mistake and has subsequently agreed to split the amount.   

SEC Commissioner Issues Caveats on Proposed Action Plan During Blockchain Summit

Commissioner Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a number of caveats in a recently discussed action plan during the previous Blockchain Summit in D.C.  

Connecticut Lawmakers Propose Legalization of Blockchain Smart Contracts

The U.S. state of Connecticut could soon authorize the utilization of blockchain smart contracts in business.

Revolut Allows Clients to “Auto-Exchange” Fiat and Crypto Through New Feature

U.K.-based mobile finance and payment application Revolut has unveiled a new feature that allows its customers to “auto-exchange” cryptocurrencies and fiat on its platform.

Germany Proposes State-Run Register to Regulate Blockchain and Crypto Industry

The justice and finance ministries revealed a proposal to establish a government-run register to regulate the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in the country.

Report: U.S. Employers Account for the Largest Number of Blockchain-Related Careers

Of the total number of listed blockchain-related jobs in Glassdoor, US employers account for 2,616 vacancies, while the UK offers 1,015 vacancies, with India trailing behind with 257 ads.

Colorado Lawmakers to Study Blockchain Tech Potential in Water Rights Management

Colorado lawmakers want the U.S. state to research about the blockchain tech potential in water rights management.

Blockchain Studio StrongBlock Closes a $4 Million Seed Round

StrongBlock has closed a $4 million seed round led by Pangea Blockchain Fund and its limited partners including Copernicus Asset Management.

Kraken Hires Hollywood Veteran to be Its Chief Marketing Officer

A Hollywood veteran has joined Kraken as its first chief marketing officer.

City of Denver Announces Blockchain Voting App Pilot

The city of Denver is planning to pilot a blockchain voting app in its upcoming municipal elections in May.

Government of Argentina to Invest in Blockchain Startups Backed by Binance, LatamEx

The government of Argentina is going to invest in early-stage blockchain startups backed by the Binance’s venture arm.

SWIFT Partners with SGX, Major Banks to Trial Blockchain Voting

SWIFT announced that it has partnered with the Singapore Exchange and four banks to test a platform for a blockchain-based e-voting.

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to Conduct a Pilot for Central Bank Digital Currency

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is going to trial a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) before fully rolling it out as a legal tender in 2020.

VaultTel Introduces Minuscule Crypto Hardware Wallet

U.S.-based blockchain startup VaultTel has released a minuscule crypto hardware wallet that can be stored in a mobile device’s SIM card slot.

Crypto Community Asks Users to Accept Coinbase’s Apology

Some notable figures in the crypto community are urging forgiveness for Coinbase after it apologizes for the Hacking Team imbroglio.