Blockchain 

Crypto Rating Council Is Out to Help Change US Regulatory Landscape

  At the end of September, a number of established crypto firms (including Kraken, Bittrex and Coinbase) that are currently operating in the United States came together to establish a new governance body called the Crypto Rating Council (CRC) so as to jointly provide more clarity on the definition of various cryptocurrencies — that is, establish which digital assets can be classified as securities and those that can not.  This development comes as an effort to provide investors (as well as casual enthusiasts) with a clear outlook on which tokens…

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Bitcoin 

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Investment Landscape

David Hodge is the director of European operations for AEI Consultants, an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies and insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1992, AEI is based in the San Francisco Bay area, with offices across the United States and Europe.  The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. An increasing number of countries have begun the process…

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Ethereum 

Ethfinex Launches DAO as Executives Consider Regulatory Landscape

Cryptocurrency exchange Ethfinex, the sister exchange of Bitfinex, has launched a test decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), the company confirmed in a blog post on June 12. Ethfinex — which earlier this month launched a decentralized over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform — said it wants to decentralize control of its operations. The DAO was built by DAOstack and is known as efxDAO, with an initial funding budget of $5,000. “Today we reach an important milestone in our path to decentralised governance of Ethfinex,” the exchange’s community lead, Ben Wilson, wrote in the…

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Blockchain 

Digital Currency Group Data Reveals Turbulent Crypto Investment Landscape

United States blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused venture capital company Digital Currency Group (DCG) has made almost 130 investments in the industry to date, the firm revealed in a blog post on April 1. Summarizing its performance since 2016, DCG, which is headed by well-known cryptocurrency advocate Barry Silbert, invested in 127 startups, the majority of funding coming in the form of seed rounds. While not exhaustive, the company suggested the data was useful for gaining a comparison between the blockchain and crypto market in 2016 and at the end of 2018.…

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