China State TV: Token Sales Still

China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s highest-level government mouthpiece, has hit out at domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs) that it says are still “rampant,” despite a 2017 ban. During its “Financial News” program aired on Monday night, the state media outlet said that the ICO ban...
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Back Above $8,500: Does Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) has bounced back above $8,500, but the rally is not backed by decent trading volumes, the technical charts indicate. The cryptocurrency closed below key technical levels on Thursday, signaling a bearish breakdown, but the sell-off unexpectedly ran out of steam at $7,925 a...
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Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales

A new patent application from retail giant Walmart shows how blockchain could be used to augment its digital offerings for consumers. The document, released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, outlines a blockchain ledger which would track the items that stores sell...
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Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams Last Year

Australian consumers lost more than $2.1 million to cryptocurrency scams in 2017, the country’s Competition and Consumer Commission says. The Commission announced the findings Monday in an annual scams report, also noting that the rise in crypto-related scams corresponded with an increase in coin prices...
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Crypto Tribalism Is Holding Back Blockchain

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The evolution of CoinDesk’s annual Consensus conference mirrors the changing makeup of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community. The inaugural 2015 event’s 500 attendees...
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