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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Bitcoin 

Examining Australia’s Updated Regulations for ICOs and Crypto Trading

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on May 30, 2019 published an updated guideline for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency trading. These new guidelines are aimed at helping cryptocurrency-related businesses understand their compliance requirements vis-à-vis existing laws contained in the Australian Corporations and ASIC Acts. The ASIC’s revampled ICO and cryptocurrency trading framework does not, however, cover guidelines for other regulators like the country’s tax agency and consumer protection group. The securities regulator say crypto businesses will have to refer to the published laws by those respective bodies. By updating its ICO…

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Bitcoin 

Ampleforth Publishes Updated White Paper for Non-Correlated, Price-Stable Digital Asset

Ampleforth — the developer of a new synthetic commodity designed to diversify risk — has released an updated white paper for its digital asset protocol. The paper was shared with Cointelegraph in an email on May 13. Citing prior researchers, the white paper’s co-authors define a synthetic commodity as “money that has absolute scarcity but lacks non-monetary use value” — whose possibility was heralded by the innovation of blockchain technology back in 2008. According to the press release, the design for the Ample token — expected to be traded under…

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