Norwegian Man Brutally Murdered Following In-Person Bitcoin Trade

A Norwegian man was brutally stabbed to death shortly after completing an in-person cash-for-bitcoin exchange, and investigators believe that the two events may be linked. According to Norwegian news organization TV 2, the stabbing occurred on Monday morning at the 24-year-old victim’s apartment in Majorstuen, an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, likely between 7:50 am and …

‘Yes, You’ Need a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet: Ledger Reveals 1.3 Million Units Sold

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has sold over 1.3 million units as of this month, the company revealed in a blog post October 10. Wallet Manufacturers Target The Millions Discussing whether or not cryptocurrency investors “need” hardware wallets, CEO Eric Larchevêque disclosed the figure, which potentially makes Ledger the biggest-selling hardware wallet on the market. …

85 Percent of Developers Can Alter Their Cryptoassets’ Protocol, Research Shows

Cryptocurrency tracking resource CryptoCompare’s recent study has shown that 85 percent of crypto assets allow development teams to alter their platforms. The report was published Wednesday, Oct. 17, on CryptoCompare’s website. To create the report, CryptoCompare reviewed hundreds of crypto and blockchain projects, with experts detecting a tendency towards centralization set by utility tokens that …

Indian Govt. Panel Could Propose Illegalizing Holding of Unregulated Crypto Assets: Report

It could soon be illegal in the world’s largest democracy to hold cryptocurrencies that lack the government’s seal of approval. According to Moneycontrol, a report which is being prepared by a committee headed by India’s Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg, may propose amendments to the existing laws with a view of making it illegal …

US CFTC Official Tackles Accountability in an Era of Smart Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s Brian Quintenz has addressed the question of accountability in an era of disintermediated finance and smart contracts. The commissioner made his remarks at the 38th Annual GITEX Technology Week Conference in Dubai Tuesday, Oct. 16. Broadly, the commissioner proposed that when it comes enforcement actions, not only users, …

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DLT Can Support Daily Trading Volume of US Equity Market

A recent study by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a post-trade financial services firm, has found that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is scalable enough to support daily trade volumes of the U.S. equity market, according to a press release published Oct. 16. The blockchain scaling problem is growing along with the increasing popularity …

Apple Pioneer Steve Wozniak Joins Blockchain Fund as Co-Founder

Steve Wozniak, the tech entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Apple, has joined EQUI Global, a venture capital fund built using blockchain technology, as a co-founder. In a Medium post published by the company, Wozniak said that he will scout for technology companies to find the “tech stars” of the future. He also said that …