Sirin Labs opened a store for selling blockchain smartphones Finney in London

Swiss-Israeli company Sirin Labs announced the opening of two conceptual retail stores to sell Finney blockchain smartphones. The first one already works in the...

Roscomnadzor started blocking IP addresses again to impede Telegram’s work in Russia

Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications (Roscomnadzor) has recently blocked several thousands of IP addresses allegedly used by Telegram messenger to circumvent the...

SBI invested $15 million in ultra-slim crypto wallets

Japanese financial services giant SBI Group invested $15 million in yet another Swiss startup Tangem, the latter being the developer of ultra-slim hardware crypto...

Opinion: Bitcoin is the only public blockchain to last for the next 100 years

British crypto investor Alistair Milne regards Bitcoin as the only public blockchain network which stands the chance of surviving through the next 100 years....

Next month may see the adoption of the law “On Digital Rights” in Russia

Despite the fact that physical persons an legal entities are routinely fixing digital deals and transactions in Russia, it all yet happens outside the...

Russian Minister of Culture: “In time, we will only be able to go online...

Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Minister of Culture, believes that anonymous Internet will fade away “in our lifetime”: access to the Internet will be provided only...

Huobi Russia has announced a possibility of free listing on their cryptocurrency exchange

Digital assets exchange Huobi Russia is ready to list tokens of new blockchain projects, but only if they fit the requirements. The best ones...

Opinion: despite rapid growth, Lightning Network is still at risk of centralization

Lightning Network has grown significantly in 2018, but the general tendency for its centralization is still there due to a low number of nodes...

State Duma supported the creation of regional sandboxes for testing crypto technologies

Russian Ministry of Economic Development drafted a bill on testing crypto tools in the regions. The State Duma has already supported the said initiative,...

Venezuela’s first Bitcoin ATM will soon open in Caracas

A Panamanian company announced the launch of the first Bitcoin ATM in Venezuela. Meanwhile, the first week of 2019 saw BTC trading volume on...

BTC maintains narrow price range against the background of growing dominance rate

Bitcoin keeps on trading within a narrow range formation, as its volatility stays low. At the same time, the first cryptocurrency’s dominance rate continues...

ShapeShift reported a 175% increase in the number of law enforcement requests

Swiss cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift released a Transparency Compliance report showing a 175% increase in the number of requests from law enforcement agencies in the...

Ross Ulbricht was transferred to another prison

Ross Ulbricht was transferred to USP Tuscon – another high security prison where fewer murderers and gang members but more sex offenders are kept. Since...

Russian Ministry of Finance supports the new definition of digital financial assets

Russian Deputy Minister of Finance Alexei Mosieev supported the new revision of the draft law “On Digital Financial Assets”. Earlier this week, parliamentarian Anatoly...

State Duma expanded the definition of “digital assets”

Russia’s State Duma decided to broaden the definition of “digital financial assets” in the related draft law scheduled for the second reading in January-February...

722 million email addresses and 22 million passwords leaked into the web

A 87GB-large folder dubbed “Collection #1” containing more than 772 million email addresses and 22 million unique passwords was recently hosted on cloud storage...

Research: ICO tokens have shrunk in value by 54%

According to the latest research conducted by cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, the total value of tokens issued by more than a hundred ICO projects have...

Binance has identified and frozen some of the funds stolen from Cryptopia crypto exchange

Some of the funds stolen by hackers from cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia were sent to Binance. The trading platform confirmed this information and froze the...

Bitmain will close its Amsterdam office

China’s leading cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain announced the forthcoming closure of its Amsterdam office. The mining giant had earlier shut down its Israeli development...

Jimmy Song: Bitcoin is the currency of non-violent resistance

Jimmy Song, one of the most prominent Bitcoin developers and evangelists, believes that Bitcoin may be used as a tool for peaceful revolution. In an...