Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News Summary for the Week of December 16th, 2018

Sources (linked) for this week’s headlines:

Coinspeaker

Ethnews

The Daily Hodl

Forbes

 


Feature Reads

Forbes

Cryptopia In Crisis: Joe Lubin’s Ethereum Experiment Is A Mess. How Long Will He Prop It Up?

DLT And Big Pharma – A Marriage Made On The Blockchain?

As Facebook And Government Erode Our Online Privacy And Trust Decentralized Technology Is Responding

Blockchain And Crypto Leaders Share Their 2019 Industry Predictions


Cryptocurrency

See the full history of cryptocurrency headlines HERE

Tiny Artwork Sold In A Tiny Auction Via Tiny Lightning Network Payments

Bithumb Accused Of Wash Trading

US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Introduces Digital Asset Conversions

Tether Bank Statements ‘Suggest’ Company Has Full Fiat Reserves: Bloomberg

Japanese Giant SBI Adds Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum to New Crypto Exchange, Ripple Partner Plans to Expose 23 Million People to Cryptocurrency

US Lawmakers Look to Exclude Cryptocurrency From Definition of a Security and Limit SEC’s Role in Crypto Regulation

Facebook Aims for the Perfect Crypto Combination With WhatsApp and a New Stablecoin

9th Day of Coinbase Announced Support for Four More Ethereum Tokens

Report: Top Crypto Exchange Bithumb Faking Up To 94% Of Trading Volume; Bithumb Denies Allegations

UPbit accused of placing false orders to inflate trading volume

Coinbase will be accessible to customers in six new European countries

One step closer to decentralization: IOHK rolls out Cardano 1.4

‘Single digital currency’ likely to be issued by Russia FM due to US sanctions

TokenSoft to offer Coinbase Custody services as an alternative custody solution

Brazil supermarket to accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin as crypto payments


Blockchain

See the full history of blockchain headlines HERE

Atari Goes Crypto, Plans to Launch Smash Hit RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch on the Blockchain

Layoffs Galore as ConsenSys cuts startup staff by 60%: Report

Spanish Renewable Energy Operator to Trace Electricity Generation With Blockchain

Russian Region Conducts Blockchain Election With 40K Participants

Having A Gas: This Week In Crypto Pop Culture, December 17-21

JPMorgan Chase Analysts Say Prolonged Crypto Bear Market Is Scaring Off Institutions

SCAMS: LIST OF COMPANIES OPERATING UNLAWFULLY IN BELGIUM

Peter Thiel-Backed Electronic Brokerage Firm Tagomi Launches

Western Union Considers Crypto, Partners with Ripple to Test Blockchain Payments

Wyoming County To Put Land Records On Blockchain

New Alliance Seeks To Steer Blockchain Development In Hollywood

Western Union Says It’s Ready for Crypto, Tests With Ripple and XRP-Based xRapid

Facebook Goes on Blockchain Hiring Spree Ahead of Potential Crypto Product Launch

Maltese Blockchain Bank Set to Start Operations by Mid-2019


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Purchasing Cryptocurrencies

Looking to start purchasing cryptos? Open an account at Coinbase, and you’ll receive $10 in free bitcoin for your first purchase of $100 or more. Link HERE

Binance is a great exchange to buy and sell cryptos. More Info Here

Kucoin is also a good option for coins not listed on Binance.  More Info Here

Changelly is a good option for exchanging coins without having to use an exchange and the fees are reasonable.  More Info Here


Mining Cryptocurrencies on your PC

Are you new to cryptos and want an easy way to mine them? The easiest way to get started is to use the Honeyminer. More Info Here

If you’re a little more technical, Minergate is a good option as well. More Info Here

Need a good, basic crypto wallet? Download the Exodus wallet


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