LastWeek Blockchain December 25th, 2017

L A S T W E E K B L O C K C H A I N  - DEC 25th 2017

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  • CoinCenter discusses SEC's analysis of the Munchee Settlement, providing new precedent for considerations around what constitutes a "Utility Token".
  • HackerNoon.com suggests "take ownership of your Bitcoin", and not to leave your money (beyond liquid day-trading capital) on exchanges.
  • The Financial Regulatory Information Authority cautions investors about investing in traditional stocks just because they have 'something to do with cryptocurrency or blockchain'. Other advice includes: be wary of cold callers, be suspect of anyone suggesting urgency, use FINRA broker check to vet companies and sellers, check SEC listings to see which companies are currently compliant, be wary of stocks with huge spikes as this may be 'an indicator of fraud'. 
  • Seeking Alpha calls Vancuver based company BTL Limited Group, 'A First Mover in Blockchain Technology'. 
  • Coindesk reports Senior Russian Government Official says cryptocurrency laws to be introduced to national legislature on December 28th, 2017. 
  • CoinTelegraph reports that Israel is considering a national cryptocurrency.

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LastWeek Blockchain December 18th, 2017

L A S T W E E K B L O C K C H A I N  - DEC 18th 2017

LastWeek Blockchain - December 18th, 2017  

  • CoinTelegraph reports France will enable FinTech companies to trade unlisted currencies on Blockchain Technology. Finance Minister Bruno LeMaire says, "The use of this new technology will allow fintech firms and other financial actors to develop new ways of trading securities that are faster, cheaper, more transparent and safer.”
  • Fortune.com reportsWinklevoss Twins bought 11 Million dollar's of Bitcoin 4 years ago, today that investment is worth over 1 Billion.
  • TechCrunch points out that Ethereum "Virtual Cats" are behaving similar to the beanie babies craze, amounting to over 1 M in transactions. 
  • Coindesk reports Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Bitcoin Futures open Bullish, set above 20K for Jan 18th, 2018, with 200 orders in the first hour. 
  • S. Korea's financial regulators consider limiting Cryptocurrency trading. 
  • Coindesk reports HongKong Securities and Futures Commission designate Bitcoin Futures as a Type 2 regulated activity, essentially reducing the number of companies who can sell Bitcoin Futures to citizens of HongKong. 
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) files lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn, New York against scammy ICO, "PlexCoin", which "promised 1,354% profit in less than 29 days".
  • SEC Chairman says most but not all ICO's, are in fact a securities offering.
  • German Company, Deutsche Boerse considers listing Bitcoin Futures on Eurex, which is Europe's largest future's market. 
  • Facebook Messenger VP joins Coinbase's Board of Directors.

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CryptoPulse Weekly December 11th, 2017

C R Y P T O P U L S E  - WEEK TWO - DEC 11 2017

 CryptoPulse* - Blockchain Weekly Summary December 11th, 2017.

CryptoPulse* - Blockchain Weekly Summary December 11th, 2017.

  • Bloomberg reports Goldman Sachs will enable Bitcoin futures contracts for certain client in upcoming days.
  • Coindesk reports Bank of America wins patent for proposed Cryptocurrency Exchange 
  • NiceHash Bitcoin Marketplace Hacked for 78 Million, NiceHash CEO confirms theft of 4,700 BTC.
  • Similar to the NASDAQ or S&P 500, meet MVIS's new Cryptocurrency Top 10 Index 
  • A spokesperson from Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. (TFX), whom has clients such as JP Morgan Chase, stated, "Once the Financial Securities and Exchange Act recognizes cryptocurrencies as financial products, we will list the futures as quickly as possible." This could possibly be a response to Chicago Mercantile Exchange's (CME Group) decision to enable Bitcoin futures
  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) confirms Bitcoin Future's trading begins at 5PM CT on Sunday December 10th, 2017. 

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