Joe Rogan Discusses Ethereum-Based Twitter, in Light of Alex Jones

On the Joe Rogan podcast (JRE podcast), American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings and Joe Rogan discussed Ethereum-based Twitter alternative Peepeth, which allows anyone to release permanent tweets embedded into the blockchain, without censorship. Throughout the podcast, Rogan and Jennings went back and forth on the Alex Jones situation, sharing the general sentiment that Facebook, YouTube, and […]

Factom Seeks Patent for Secret Data Sharing on a Blockchain

Factom, a system for auditing and securing millions of real-time records using blockchain technology, has filed another blockchain patent application for the advancement of its operations this year. CCN reported earlier this month that the data distribution company had filed a patent application for a system enabling document validation on the blockchain, a feature likely […]

Indiegogo Expansion Allows Firms to Sell Securities Tokens

Successful crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is looking to expand its cryptocurrency and blockchain-based operations. The company is launching a new service which will allow companies to sell digital tokens that are backed by assets. Indiegogo’s New Service Expands on Earlier Efforts into Crypto Space The latest service from Indiegogo will first offer investors the chance to […]

Not a Done Deal: U.S. SEC “Will Review” Most Recent ETF Decisions

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission will reevaluate its recent round of bitcoin ETF rejections. This Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the SEC denied 9 ETF proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion in three separate orders. But consistent with a rule that allows the SEC’s Chairman and Commissioners to review decisions delegated to its staff, […]

New Research Claims Satoshi Mined Far Fewer Bitcoins Than Previously Thought

Based on five-year-old research, Bitcoin enthusiasts and critics alike have often held that Satoshi Nakamoto originally mined some 1,000,000 bitcoin in the early days of the network. New numbers from BitMEX Research, however, demonstrates this number could be off by 300,000-400,000 total bitcoin. Breaking Down Lerner’s Research The oft-cited 1,000,000 coins estimation comes from research […]

China Blocks Access to Over 120 Offshore Digital Currency Exchanges

China is continuing its crackdown on bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related ventures. The country is now blocking access to more than 120 offshore cryptocurrency exchanges utilized for trading purposes by mainland customers. In addition, officials are also looking to shut down websites pertaining to both cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and to prevent businesses from accepting […]

Newsflash: SEC Stays Wednesday Decision Denying Bitcoin ETF Applications, Commission Will Review

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday stayed three orders denying bitcoin ETF applications that sought to list a total of nine such funds on regulated exchanges including NYSE Arca. Those orders, as CCN reported, were issued on Wednesday, further confirming the agency’s hesitancy to make cryptocurrency more accessible to retail investors through […]

New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites

Cryptocurrency investors have a lot to worry about these days. Not only has crypto-related cybercrime tripled over the last year, but prices have continued to drop, and many tokens picked up during initial coin offerings (ICOs) are turning out to be nothing more than scams. A new Google Chrome extension aimed at detecting potential scams, […]