Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 14–20: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bakkt has announced their first acquisition, and a New Zealand crypto exchange has been hacked. Top Stories This Week Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Delayed Until February After Vulnerability Found Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork has been delayed until late February after smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity found a security vulnerability allowing a reentrancy attack. The […]

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BitMEX Denies Report of US, Québecois Account Closures and Correlated Volume Decline

BitMEX says there are major inaccuracies in a recent report that alleged the exchange was closing U.S. and Québec residents’ accounts. Major crypto derivatives trading platform BitMEX says there are major inaccuracies in a recent media report that alleged the exchange was closing United States and Québec residents’ accounts due to a regulatory crackdown. Cointelegraph […]

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US Regulators’ Approach to Crypto Is Obstructing Innovation: Ex-Congressman

American politician George Nethercutt claims securities focus in particular is causing unnecessary turbulence for the nascent industry. Former Republican Representative George Nethercutt championed cryptocurrency, but took aim at United States regulators’ approach to it in an article for political news outlet The Hill Jan. 14. Nethercutt — who represented the U.S. state of Washington for […]

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Intercontinental Exchange’s Digital Asset Platform Bakkt Announces First Acquisition

Previously targeting a launch on Jan. 24, Bakkt has acquired certain assets at futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group. Bakkt, the digital assets platform backed by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has acquired certain assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). The acquisition was announced in a Medium post on Monday, Jan. […]

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Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

A series of controversies around specific prediction markets highlight Augur’s governance issues. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The […]

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US Representative Soto: Most Cryptos Need CFTC’s Light Touch, Not SEC Oversight

U.S. congressman Darren Soto has argued that applying federal securities laws to cryptocurrencies can hurt the market. United States congressman Darren Soto has said that most cryptocurrencies should not be regulated under the country’s securities regulator. Soto made his comments in an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on Jan. 10. According to Soto, crypto […]

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Crypto Exchange Seed CX Launches On-Chain Wallet Solution for Institutional Investors

Crypto exchange Seed CX, a Chicago-based platform targeting institutional clients, has launched a new digital asset wallet solution with on-chain settlement. Crypto exchange Seed CX — a Chicago-based licensed platform targeting institutional clients — has launched a digital asset wallet solution with on-chain settlement, according to a press release published Jan. 10.   Seed CX […]

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