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Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers’ Currency of Choice, U.S. Says Blog,CryptoMarkets

Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers’ Currency of Choice, U.S. Says Lily Katz – Bloomberg Digital coin allegedly used for payments during election; 12 intelligence officers indicted by U.S. special counsel For years, Bitcoin believers have tried to distance the digital coin from the perception that it’s only used for criminal activity. New insights into Russian meddling in the U.S. election aren’t helping. /jlne.ws/2uD8r9Y Hong Kong launches blockchain-based trade finance Don Weinland – Financial Times Hong Kong’s de facto central bank will go live next month with a blockchain-backed trade finance platform set to link up with 21 banks, including HSBC and…

The Fight Over Mt. Gox’s Bitcoin Stash Blog,CryptoMarkets

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The Fight Over Mt. Gox’s Bitcoin Stash; Hundreds of thousands of Bitcoins went missing from the busted exchange. Who gets the leftover digital currency? Tom Redmond, Min Jeong Lee – Bloomberg An April 7, 2017, photo shows a sign informing customers that Bitcoin can be used for payment at a store in Tokyo. PHOTOGRAPHER: TORU YAMANAKA/GETTY IMAGES Mark Karpelès learned in June that he’s probably not going to become a Bitcoin billionaire. He calls that good news. If it had happened, he says, he would have been “one of the most hated people on Earth.” And Karpelès already has plenty…

EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.”  There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers do guide the discussions, there is no reason to expect shifts in today’s slowly evolving bank regulatory…

Nasdaq to Provide Clearing Technology to SIX for Clearing Overhaul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The JLN team is home after a successful day two of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in New York at Nasdaq yesterday. We had 12 speakers who knocked it out of the park. Thank you to Nasdaq for hosting day two and for all our sponsors and speakers. Thank you too to the hard working JLN staff. The videos will start rolling out in the coming days and weeks.~JJL During the merit badge workshop on Tuesday at Nasdaq, Robby Lothian had to give an impromptu two minute speech as part of the badge….

The crypto-currencies that die before they have bloomed Blog,CryptoMarkets

The crypto-currencies that die before they have bloomed Rory Cellan-Jones – BBC It has been the biggest craze in investment of the last two years – the idea that creating your own crypto-currency through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the route to riches. /jlne.ws/2m8IF9J Hackers steal $23.5 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bancor Stan Schroeder – Mashable Hackers attacked cryptocurrency exchange Bancor on Monday, compromising one of the company’s virtual wallets and stealing roughly $23.5 million worth of digital currencies. /jlne.ws/2m7QI6s London School Of Economics launches online certificate course about Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption CryptoCurrency Guide RTT News reports that…

Mobius Says Trade War Is Just a Warm-Up Act for Financial Crisis John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff It was a great day at Nasdaq for the Trading Tech 300 program. Thank you to Nasdaq and Allan Schoenberg for their support for this merit badge clinic that taught public speaking and communications. Today is the second day of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity, this one held at Nasdaq in Times Square. We have a great lineup of speakers, including Oliver Albers, Mike Beller, Kevin McPartland, Maura Cunningham, Sadia Halim, and Bailey Kessing at the 1 PM session. Bruce Morris, Ralf Roth, Jeff Bandman, David Weisberger and Gary DeWaal finish the program…

What’s Next for Bitcoin? Blog,CryptoMarkets

What’s Next for Bitcoin? Sam Mamudi, Olga Kharif, and Matthew Leising – Bloomberg Last year, Bitcoin led a motley pack of so-called cryptocurrencies in one of the great booms in market history, soaring over 2,000 percent to its peak. Since then, it’s led an epic bust that rivals the dot-com era stock market collapse. But there are still plenty of true believers. Here’s a guide for those feeling at sea in these turbulent digital waters. /jlne.ws/2mbBJsx Stacking Up Coin and Equity Offerings Insights.coinigy.com An overwhelming majority of projects selling tokens are not selling cryptocurrencies, but rather cryptoassets. That is, few…

TP ICAP fires chief Phizackerley as it warns on higher costs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers…

China’s The Blockchainer Bags Millions in Fresh Investment Blog,CryptoMarkets

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China’s The Blockchainer Bags Millions in Fresh Investment Komfie Manalo – Cryptovest.com The Blockchainer has raised “tens of millions” of yuan from blockchain-focused fund management firms, with the money intended to support the global expansion the Shanghai-based blockchain services provider plans to undertake this year, the China Money Network reported. /jlne.ws/2KUUVZu World’s Largest Bank Eyes Faster Asset Exchange With Blockchain Wolfie Zhao – Coindesk The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of China’s “Big Four” state-owned commercial banks and one of the world’s largest by total assets, is seeking to patent a blockchain system for the exchange of…