Blockchain 

Updated Steemit Now Allows Steem Proposal Voting on Steemitwallet.com

Steemit, a blogging and social networking website that uses its Steem blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers, announced their fellow-Steemians that they can now vote for their favorite Steem proposals without leaving the safety of Steemitwallet.com. Vote for proposals to receive funding On Sept 10, Steemit announced that their user interface for the Steem.DAO UI had gone live and that Steemians can now vote for their favorite Steem proposals without leaving the safety of Steemitwallet.com. The changes reportedly saw extensive testing in Steemit’s development environment to ensure the user interface is…

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Blockchain 

Proposal to Lower DAI Stability Fee by 2% Executed

The decision to lower the so-called stability fee for MakerDAO’s Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized stablecoin DAI by 2% has been executed on May 28. The original vote for Maker (MKR) token holders was announced on the organization’s blog on May 17, with a proposal to decrease the stability fee by 2% to 17.5% per year. According to the announcement, the need to decrease the fee was discussed during the MakerDAO governance call that took place on May 16. However, the proposal originally failed, as it did not get the number of votes required to reach…

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Bitcoin 

SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Feb. 11, according to an official document published today, Feb. 15. According to the notice, the NYSE Arca exchange filed a rule change proposal to list and trade shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust under its NYSE Arca Rule 8.201-E on Jan. 28. The SEC is now expected to provide an initial decision to approve or reject the proposal within 45 days starting from the day…

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Bitcoin 

Proposal for ETF Following Bitcoin Futures, Sovereign Debt Withdrawn by SEC Request

The United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested the withdrawal of a proposed exchange-traded-fund (ETF) submitted by Reality Shares ETF Trust, according to a letter published by the SEC on Feb. 12. In the document, the SEC specifies that the withdrawal was “at the request of the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. No securities have been sold in connection with the offering of the Fund.” Reality Shares ETF Trust — which is a unit of crypto-focused fintech firm Blockforce Capital — initially filed a…

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Blockchain 

NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed an air traffic management blockchain, according to a paper published on the agency’s official website on Jan. 10. The proposed system would employ an open-source permissioned blockchain to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services. The document notes: “This framework features certificate authority, smart contract support, and higher-bandwidth communication channels for private information that may be used for secure communication between any specific aircraft and any particular authorized member.” The engineering prototype of the system reportedly…

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