Thailand’s securities regulator has approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal in the country,  local daily news outlet the Bangkok Post reported on March 12. The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) board of directors has reportedly authorized the first ICO portal that allows to screen ICOs, perform due diligence, confirm smart contract source
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United Kingdom-based asset management company Elwood Asset Management is looking to increase its cryptocurrency offerings after co-launching a blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF), Bloomberg reported on March 12. Elwood, which is owned by billionaire Brevan Howard creator Alan Howard, partnered with Invesco to bring a blockchain ETF to market this week. Now, the company told reporters
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Hollywood already has a sinister opinion about bitcoin, even though few in the movie business probably know much about cryptocurrencies. The new film “Crypto” pushes the bitcoin-money laundering narrative — a stance that’s echoed in the few TV shows that reference virtual currencies. The trailer for “Crypto” was released on March 11. The movie’s tagline
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Key price movement indicators show that Bitcoin (BTC) could be heading for another move downward, according to a recent report from Bloomberg on March 12. The report states, “Technical gauges signaling long-term buying demand for Bitcoin are deteriorating” and as such, buying pressure could increase. Bloomberg notes that the seminal crypto’s Moving Average Convergence Divergence
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The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to allow for broader participation in its network. Discussed Tuesday during a meeting of project managers working on the world’s second-largest blockchain, Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057, also known as Progressive Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW), has been long debated.
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The United States Treasury Department has added Moscow-based bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank to its sanctions list, alleging it was the “primary international financial institution willing to finance” Venezuela’s controversial national oil-backed cryptocurrency, Petro (PTR). The news was announced in an official Treasury press release published on March 11. In its statement, the Treasury accused Evrofinance —
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United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton confirmed that Ethereum (ETH) and cryptocurrencies like it aren’t securities under U.S. law, non-profit crypto research organization Coin Center reports on March 12. Citing a letter written by Clayton, Coin Center reports that the SEC staff has found that ETH is not a security under
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Chinese cryptocurrency mining manufacturer Canaan Creative has completed a multimillion-dollar funding round, local finance news outlet Securities Times reported on March 11. Canaan, which has not officially confirmed the report, is rumored to have raised an unspecified sum from as yet unknown backers. The size of the investment, according to the Times, which cites “informed
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