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CBOE To Discontinue Bitcoin Futures Trading
CBOE Global Markets announced last week that it does not intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading, according to The Wall Street Journal. What Happened XBT is the symbol for bitcoin futures listed by CBOE. Monthly futures contracts expire every month; since CBOE will not list new futures going forward, the market will wind down with the expiration
Video: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Britanny Kaiser at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
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Hong Kong Blockchain Week played host to a stellar group of speakers, including Brittany Kaiser, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and Digital Asset Trade Association founder. The star speaker of the event, Kaiser took the stage to talk about the #ownyourdata campaign and how she works with U.S. legislators to protect consumer data: “before our wallpapers start producing data about how
Video: Dušan Stojanović at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong’s largest blockchain event – Hong Kong Blockchain Week – brought together more than 4,000 people from across the globe to network and explore the various developments in the ever-advancing world of blockchain technology. Among the event’s many, notable speakers was Dušan Stojanović, founder of the international early-stage venture capital firm True Global Ventures. Stojanović shared his thoughts on
Pakistan To Soon Make Bitcoin Trade Legal [REPORT]
vjkombajn / Pixabay Reports have surfaced that Pakistan will soon make Bitcoin a legal currency. The crypto-currency has provided a way for individuals to avoid paying taxes on income and allowed organizations to launder their money without being tracked by the Pakistani government. In a report released on Sunday, Business Recorder noted that Asad Umar, Pakistan’s Finance Minister, has been
College Admissions Fraud – Are Blockchain Credentials The Answer?
The college admissions scandal: until we rethink verification, fraud will remain a way of life Earlier this week, news broke of a massive college admissions scam that implicates dozens of wealthy parents and other parties, exposing a web of corruption, bribery and falsified student information. While influence-peddling in higher education is nothing new, the depth and brazenness of the acts
Video: SWIFT’s Lisa O’Connor on the Company’s DLT Dreams Plus a Panel on the Practical Applications of Blockchain in Finance
Hosted by the NexChange Group, the 2019 Hong Kong Blockchain Week gathered over 4,000 attendees and more than 175 speakers from around the globe to explore the latest in the ever-evolving world of blockchain. Among the event’s array of noteworthy speakers was SWIFT Managing Director Lisa O’Connor. O’Connor opened the kimono on what SWIFT plans to do through DLT and
STOs And ICOs Are Growing Less, But Growing Up
PwC Strategy& and Crypto Valley Association (CVA) recently published the 2019 ICO/STO report, which illustrates that the overall ICO and STO landscape is entering a new phase of maturity. TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay In the second half of 2018, the number and volume of ICOs and STOs decreased considerably for various reasons however, the amount raised increased, and the amount of
Video: Everipedia CIO Dr. Larry Sanger at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong Blockchain Week – Hong Kong’s largest blockchain event – played host to a multitude of noteworthy speakers, including Everipedia CIO Dr. Larry Sanger. The Wikipedia co-founder took the stage at the Hybrid Summit to talk about decentralization; why it needs to be done, and more importantly, how to do it. He relates this with how he thought his
SEC Chairman Confirms Ethereum Is Not a Security
In response to the news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Jay Clayton, has confirmed that Ethereum is not a security, we wanted to share some initial reactions from executives in the space. In correspondence analysing a report from the Division of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, Clayton reiterated that “if the network on which the token or coin
Video: IOHK CEO and Ethereum Co-Founder Charles Hoskinson at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
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Hong Kong Blockchain Week gathered over 4,000 attendees from across the globe to network and explore the latest developments in the continuously-evolving world of blockchain. Delegates also got to hear from the technology’s foremost experts, with IOHK CEO and Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson taking the stage on day three’s Hybrid Summit. Hoskinson, fresh from a 22-hour flight from Colorado, spoke