According to the latest news reports a Ukraine-based social network company, ASKfm, as part of its publicity campaign for its upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO), gave crypto-enthusiasts a challenge to complete. Sadly, this stunt led to the tragic death of one person.
The United States’ Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Bitcoin price manipulation by traders. Four anonymous sources who knew about this matter told the media that this criminal investigation is being run by federal prosecutors as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
There are exciting dreams about self-driving vehicles, and other science-fiction like advances in automobile technology, and people see Blockchain as the technology to make that happen. However, the Consensus 2018 conference revealed a more pragmatic and down-to-earth approach being taken by auto makers with regard to how Blockchain technology can be harnessed.
BlockShow Europe 2018 is one of the most eagerly awaited crypto conferences of the year, with more than 3000 invitees from across the globe expected to attend the event. And now, just about a week before the event, the organizers have sent out a massive update on the schedule.
The venture capital firm Snapchat called Lightspeed wants to up the ante of its investments in the crypto market. Spearheaded by Aaron Batalion, a partner at the said VC, he is responsible for boosting the firm’s investment. And he does this by exploring three methods: carving out a portion of an existing fund, launching a brand new project, and setting up a new fund.
One of the biggest newsmakers has been Jack Dorsey’s interview during the Consensus 2018 conference earlier this week. In his interview, the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter and Square Inc. said he shared other cryptocurrency enthusiasts’ vision about virtual currencies becoming a legitimate method of global payment and also becoming the native currency of the internet.