Technology

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking more than $16 million in penalties from ICOBox for selling “ICOS” tokens as unregistered securities. According to a filing in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the SEC seeks a default judgment against Cayman Islands-based ICOBox and founder and CEO Nikolay
China’s digital currency project continues to move ahead aggressively, with a new paper from the People’s Bank of China suggesting that a core design is complete. Whatever stage of development the currency is actually in, it’s clear that China wants the world to see it as ahead of the curve in the digital currency race. 
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland has “hired” smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity’s team, folding the company and its expertise into the Big Four accounting firm, the companies announced earlier this week. In what seems like an acquisition in all but name, the seven technical engineers are joining the accounting firm and to bolster PwC Switzerland’s smart contract
LedgerX announced Friday that co-founder and former chief technology officer Zach Dexter has been named the new CEO of the bitcoin derivatives company. The company suspended CEO Paul Chou and COO/CRO Juthica Chou last month, with no explanation. The two were also co-founders of the company. Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation vice chairman Larry Thompson
At least two entities invoiced Telegram for commissions from selling the company’s tokens in the summer of 2018, months after the company’s initial coin offering (ICO), newly released documents show.  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which filed the documents Friday in its ongoing court case against Telegram, said the evidence of post-ICO sales
It smelled fishy from the start. On Wednesday, MY Sardines, a Luxembourg-based company, announced its intention to launch a cryptocurrency backed by –  are you sitting? – vintage sardines.  Between the novel collateral, a white paper thin on details (who is the unnamed external auditor for the stock of sardines?) and an April 1 (April
LAS VEGAS – There’s a “digital money” section on the show floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but MakerDAO is the only digital money with a booth there. There are a couple of other crypto wallets, security firms and a bitcoin ATM company, but ethereum’s favorite stablecoin is the only cryptocurrency
International crime fighting agency Interpol has taken action to stem a plague of cryptocurrency mining malware afflicting computer routers across Asia. According to a Wednesday blog post from TrendMicro, which assisted the operation, Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore led a five month effort to tackle the epidemic of the Coinhive cryptojacker which
The conversation about whether bitcoin is a safe haven asset continues in the wake of Iranian missile strikes, which saw the price of BTC both surge and retrace in parallel with crude and gold. To help explain what’s going on, we feature comments from Ikigai Asset Management’s Travis Kling.  Also in today’s episode, we look
Stronger privacy is coming to the largest stablecoin, tether, with a recent blockchain-to-blockchain swap of $15 million worth of tokens. At 11:27 UTC on Jan. 7, stablecoin issuer Tether conducted a cross-chain swap of some 15 million USDT reserves from ethereum to Blockstream’s Liquid, a federated sidechain running parallel to the bitcoin blockchain. The technical
Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added a flurry of new fiat funding options since New Year, including Faster Payments for U.K. pounds-bearing customers. The company announced Wednesday that the addition comes via a new partnership with fiat-to-crypto payments provider Banxa, which also allows the firm to offer Australian dollar and euro purchases directly from Binance’s