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Grayscale Puts Trust to the Test by Pursuing SEC Registration

Analysis On Nov. 19, Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group and the world's largest digital asset manager, filed a voluntary registration statement on Form 10 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. If successf..

Blockchain Security Firm CertiK to Launch Beta for Smart Contracts-Focused Chain

News The CertiK Foundation, an organization that develops security infrastructure for blockchains, will introduce the open beta of its CertiK Chain next week. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 22, CertiK Foundation is about to launch the Testnet 3.0 open beta for CertiK Chain d..

Binance Falls From Top 10 in CryptoCompare’s New Crypto Exchange Rankings

News London-based crypto data provider CryptoCompare has updated its crypto Exchange Benchmark, removing Binance cryptocurrency exchange from the list of the top 10 exchanges. Binance, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trade volume to date, is not included in the CryptoCompare’s list as ..

Grayscale Files Form to Become First Bitcoin Fund to Report to SEC

News Publicly traded Bitcoin (BTC) fund Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) filed Form 10 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become the first crypto fund to report to regulator. Grayscale announced in a blog post published on Nov. 19 that, if the filing will be deemed ef..

Malware on Official Monero Website Can Steal Crypto: Investigator

News The software available for download on Monero’s (XMR) official website was compromised to steal cryptocurrency, according to a Nov. 19 Reddit post published by the coin’s core development team. The command-line interface (CLI) tools available at getmonero.org may have been compromised over th..

Visa Works on Blockchain System for Joint Computation of Large-Scale Private Data

News International payment network Visa is working on a blockchain-based system for joint policy-compliant computation of large-scale private data. Visa Research — the research and development arm of Visa that focuses on data analytics, security and payment innovation — released a paper describing..

Joe Lubin: Ether and BTC Didn’t Face Regulations Unlike New Projects

News Ethereum and Bitcoin (BTC) did not have to comply with regulation, admitted Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin in an interview with industry news outlet Forkast published on Nov. 18. During the interview — which took place at the Hong Kong FinTech Week — Lubin noted that new projects need to co..

Department of Homeland Security Awards $200K to Develop Blockchain Security Tech

News The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Virginia-based Digital Bazaar $199,984 to develop its blockchain security technology, according to a press release, Nov. 14. The Department’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) made the Phase 1 award, as it explores blo..

‘Unknown Fund’ to Donate $75M in Bitcoin to Crypto, Anonymity-Focused Startups

News An anonymous organization dubbed “Unknown Fund” is planning to give away $75 million in Bitcoin (BTC) to startups that are focused on anonymity and the protection of personal data. In a press release on Nov. 13, the organization — which consists of “ordinary, anonymous people from different c..

Ledger Vault Secures $150 Million Crime Insurance Policy for Digital Assets

News Ledger Vault, the custody arm of hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, has procured a crime insurance policy developed with broker and risk advisory firm Marsh and insurance company Arch Insurance Limited. According to an announcement on Nov. 14, the Ledger Vault platform now provides its user..

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