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Introducing ’The Breakdown’ With Nathaniel Whittemore - CoinDesk In the debut episode, Nathaniel discusses recent regulatory action, DeFi project on bitcoin, and a new social media protocol initiative from Twitter.

Crypto Custody Firm Trustology Cuts Staff as Banks Delay on Digital Assets Trustology CEO Alex Batlin, photo by Diarmuid Greene / MoneyConf via Sportsfile Digital asset custody firm Trustology has cut seven staffers, including three executives, as the big banks and institutional players that were its target market are taking longer than expected to jump into the crypto space.

Mining Giant Glencore to Trace Cobalt Using 'Responsible Sourcing' Blockchain Consortium Glencore, one of the world’s largest cobalt producers, will use a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to responsibly source its supply chain.

Kraken Job Ad Hints at Plan to Build Special-Purpose Wyoming Bank The cryptocurrency exchange has opened up a position for an operations director to oversee a Wyoming special-purpose depository institution. The job includes building out an operations team, developing systems and operational processes to be an SPDI and integrating that entity into the exchange's platforms.

Development Group: Southeast Asian Consumers Too Bullish on Crypto? Many southeast Asians consumers are interested in establishing or increasing their crypto investments, according to the OECD, but also admit to not really understanding them.

Decentralizing the Web Is More Necessary Than Ever Galen Wolfe-Pauly says the bear market gives developers time and space to do what they do best.

Hold Tight, Here Come the Blockchain Wars Prepare for a shakeout of blockchain projects in 2020 and the start of network-on-network conflict.

Ride 'Em, Cowboy: Bitmain's Marketing Gambit Ups Its Texas-Sized Position on Bitcoin Bitmain's new strategy of giving put options on bitcoin to buyers of its miners amounts to a "Texas hedge" – doubling down on risk, not offsetting it.

Security Token Offerings Are Set for Takeoff in 2020 The 2018 delay in secondary market trading of security tokens on ATSs, as well as the sizable bid-ask spread once they did start trading, put a dent in the high liquidity dreams that had driven many STO projects. Relative liquidity is a benefit, but not a silver bullet reason for STOs.

Croatian Post Now Offers Crypto Exchange Service at 55 Branches Croatian Post, the biggest provider of postal services in the Republic of Croatia, is now offering a cryptocurrency exchange service at 55 post offices throughout the country. Currently, five cryptocurrencies are supported. This follows a successful implementation and positive results of a pilot program at a few branches.

TokenSoft Registers a SEC Transfer Agent to Build 'Automated Investment Bank' Crypto startup TokenSoft has obtained a key regulatory seal of approval as it seeks to build an investment bank for the age of tokenization.

Billion Dollar Returns Removed from Libra White Paper - CoinDesk With markets continuing their decline, we're hunting for billion dollar returns and the Libra Investment Token in a major revision to the Libra white paper.

Planned $1.1B Sale of.Org Angers Many Open Source Crypto Developers The potential sale of the.org top-level domain could mean higher costs for open source crypto projects.

Traders Flock to Safe Haven Bitcoin, Matic's Trading Volumes at 18K BTC Matic token holders had a bad day in office yesterday. With the token nosediving, posting double-digit losses and price action threatening to make an example out of expectant HODLers, fear and panic gripped the market.

2019: The Inflection Point for Data Privacy The law requires businesses to disclose what personal data they collect, what they intend to use the data for, who it will be shared with, and the ability for consumers to opt-out of their personal information being sold or shared. Businesses must also comply with consumer requests for their data to be deleted.

Bitcoin: 220,000 BTC Bought in November 2017 Haven't Moved New research has indicated that over half of bitcoin's circulating supply has not moved in over a year. This narrative suggests that the store of wealth notion is still strong and short term speculation may not be the dominant force on BTC markets.

Bitcoiners Are Building a Sidechain Version of Ethereum's MakerDAO These bitcoiners want to use the RSK sidechain to build out a new DeFi ecosystem, inspired by MakerDAO.

A classic, gone digital. DGLD Now Exclusively Available in The PIT In October we introduced you to DGLD, a network with more than $20M in investment grade gold allocated in Swiss vaults and secured using Bitcoin.

15 Million Debit Cards Exposed as Iranian Banks Fall Victim to Cyber Warfare The private details of 15 million bank debit cards in Iran have been published on Telegram in the largest banking security incident in the country's history. Iranian authorities so far try to blame the breach on common criminals but cyber security experts suspect it was the work of intelligence agencies from the U.S.

Equilibrium's Stablecoin Now Has $17.5M in Insurance That Pays Out Automatically Equilibrium will hold 6.5 million EOS tokens in reserve as an insurance policy for users should its stablecoin lose its peg.

Dutch Bank ING Reportedly Working on Crypto Custody Tech Netherlands-based banking multinational ING is developing technology for the custody of crypto assets, according to Reuters sources.

BitMain Expanding in South America with 2 New Antminer Distributors Crypto mining hardware maker Bitmain on Tuesday has announced the appointment of two digital asset mining consulting firms - Fastblock and Bit5ive - as the official Antminer distributors in South America.

Binance, Paxful partner to bring bitcoin to masses as the latter supports over 300 payment methods - The Block Cryptocurrency exchange Binance and peer-to-peer trading platform Paxful have joined hands to bring bitcoin to masses.

Latest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash is trading at around $206 after falling 3% since last week. Over the past 24 hours, BCH has dropped close to 2% in value. In October, BCH rebounded spectacularly towards the end of the month in response to Bitcoin's positive momentum.

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