Smartbtc Sees the Need for Centralized Python-Based Smart Contracts

Just recently the startup Smartbtc announced the execution of a bitcoin-based smart contract written in the Python codebase. The team intended to grow their Twitter following by creating a contract that...

Italy Completes Consultations on Registration of Crypto Companies

Public consultations on a new regulatory regime for crypto companies in Italy are now closed. Interested parties were invited by the Ministry of Economy and Finance to share suggestions and comments...

Venezuela Says Pre-Sale of Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Has Raised $735 Million

Venezuela has announced that the pre-sale of its oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, has attracted $735 million on the first day. The government has also published a buyer’s manual and confirmed that buyers...

ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private Sales

Despite the quality of this year’s initial crowd offerings being patchy at best, investors’ appetite for them remains unsated. $2 billion has been raised already, placing 2018 on course to comfortably...

SBI Doesn’t Ban Credit Card Crypto Purchases Despite Issuing Warning

SBI Cards & Payments Services Pvt. Ltd, the second largest issuer of credit cards in India, has warned customers of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies. Despite the warning, the company did...

Tim Draper on Bitcoin: “Why Would I Sell the Future for the Past?”

One of the most intriguing things about the cryptocurrency space is the diverse, eclectic, and often eccentric characters it attracts. Everyone from Wall Street brokers to cypherpunks and from industrialists to...

US Federal Authorities Arrest Man for Selling 9.99 Bitcoin

If you are thinking about selling bitcoin for cash inside the Unites States to people you don’t know, caution is advised. A reminder to stay alert for undercover government agents who...

South Korea Supports ‘Normal’ Cryptocurrency Transactions

The director of the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service has announced that the government will support “normal” transactions of cryptocurrencies. Acknowledging that most crypto exchanges are having problems obtaining virtual accounts, he...

Bangladesh Authorities on “Hunt” for Bitcoin Traders

Bangladesh – one of the few countries presently attempting to enforce a ban on cryptocurrency trading and use – has announced that several major state institutions will begin ramping up efforts...

Antminer S5 Disrupts T-Mobile Broadband Network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has demanded that a New York City resident turn off his bitcoin mining hardware after it was discovered that his Antminer S5 was interfering with...