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Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto, One Step Closer to ICO and STO

[ad_1] Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups.On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it will take appropriate legal action against companies that attempt to distribute STOs created in Thailand
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A New Crypto Paradigm or a Glorified Voucher Program?

[ad_1] Facebook is controversial, if nothing else. The world's fifth-biggest company by market cap, it's also the biggest social network by a comfortable margin. Yet, despite the fact that most of us use it, we've become increasingly suspicious of what it's been doing with our personal data. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal (and probably long before), we've feared that such data isn't particularly secure or private, so we've been pushing back against
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Bitcoin and Ethereum Show New Momentum After 20% Gain, Is a New Rally in the Works?

[ad_1] Year-to-date, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is up 40% against the United States dollar, and other major cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Litecoin have also demonstrated strong gains in the past four months.Performance of crypto assets in the past month. Source: coin360.ioLitecoin, for instance, recorded a staggering 208% increase in value since January — outperforming most crypto assets apart from a handful, including Binance Coin and Enjin Coin.From April
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Smart Cities Offer Promises and Concerns Over Privacy

[ad_1] The promise is great for so-called smart cities, which will deploy a network of interactive sensors to achieve efficiency and innovation. The smart city vision includes driverless cars, renewable energy to aid a city’s power consumption, energy-efficient buildings, and communications systems that work with the location’s infrastructure to avoid waste, among other features.  A report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that spending on smart city technology is expected
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Bitcoin Wash Trading: Sifting Facts From Fears

[ad_1] In mid-March, Bitwise Asset Management issued a damning report on Bitcoin (BTC) trading figures. The San Francisco-based index fund provider declared that up 95 percent of Bitcoin trading volume as seen on CoinMarketCap (CMC) was due to so-called wash trading.Wash trading is a type of market manipulation where sell and buy orders are simultaneously placed on the same asset to create false and misleading trading activity in the market.
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A Brief History of the SEC’s Reviews of Bitcoin ETF Proposals

[ad_1] It may span only a couple of years, but the history of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is already a long one. Back in March 2017, the SEC rejected the application for a Bitcoin ETF put forward by the Winklevoss twins, claiming that the underlying Bitcoin market was still too manipulable, volatile and resistant to surveillance. Fast forward to March 2019 and
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Indian Street Protests for Cryptocurrency

[ad_1] The fourth and largest of a series of blockchain supporter rallies is set for Bangalore on March 30, and is anticipated to have a huge public impact because of the planned participation of numerous developers — the key to India’s blockchain growth.Previous rallies this month in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad saw thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts and professional stakeholders take to the streets.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
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Georgia as a Crypto Powerhouse

[ad_1] The former Soviet republic of Georgia, which occupies picturesque mountain valleys and rugged ridges of the Southern Caucasus, has roughly the same population as the state of Connecticut. It is renowned as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, as well as for being one of the oldest wine regions in the world, its rich and eclectic cuisine, and, more recently, for hosting the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency mining operation.Additionally, an estimated 5%
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How Iced Tea Company Went Blockchain and Failed Despite a 289 Percent Stock Rise

[ad_1] On March 6, Long Blockchain Corp., previously known as Long Island Iced Tea, reached an agreement to sell its beverage business.In December 2017, the firm rebranded itself to focus on blockchain development and enjoyed a 289 percent boost in its stock. Since then, it has been delisted from Nasdaq, hit with a subpoena by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), made (and then cancelled) mining-related plans, and limited its