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Auction House Christie’s Trials Blockchain Data Recording in New Partnership

Christie’s, the auction house with a history going back over 250 years, has announced a pilot scheme to use blockchain for auction data. The result of a partnership with blockchain art startup Artory that was revealed Thursday, Oct. 11, the Christie’s will use the technology to provide details and certificates of purchases to buyers. The plans, it says, were “timed ...

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FinCEN Lambasts Iran’s ‘Illicit and Malign’ Use of Crypto to Evade Sanctions

The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is calling on cryptocurrency exchanges to monitor Iranian use of crypto to evade sanctions. The agency requested this in an advisory issued Thursday, Oct. 11. The call comes as part of a wider directive warning of the “systemic” Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) risks Iranian activity poses to the global financial ...

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Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Gets Regulatory Green Light for Litecoin Trading

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, owned by the Winklevoss twins, has sealed regulatory approval to add Litecoin (LTC) custody and trading. The news comes from an official Medium blog post published Friday, Oct. 12. Gemini’s vice president of engineering, Eric Winer, informs Gemini traders that they can begin depositing Litecoin into their exchange accounts as of 9:30 am EDT Saturday, Oct. ...

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TRON’s CEO Tweets of Forthcoming Partnership With ‘Industry Giant’ Valued at ‘$10s of Billions’

Justin Sun, CEO of decentralized internet startup TRON, has hinted at a forthcoming partnership with an unknown firm valued at “tens of billions of dollars.” The tweet, posted Friday, Oct. 12, gives little information, stating that: “Finally, First time to partner with tens of billions USD valuation industry giant. Guess the name.” Twitter followers were quick to join the guessing ...

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FinCEN Lambasts Iran’s ‘Illicit and Malign’ Use of Crypto to Evade Sanctions

The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is calling on cryptocurrency exchanges to monitor Iranian use of crypto to evade sanctions. The agency requested this in an advisory issued Thursday, Oct. 11 The call comes as part of a wider directive warning of the “systemic” Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) risks Iranian activity poses to the global financial ...

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Recently Hacked Adult Entertainment Platform SpankChain Returns Stolen BOOTY, Ethereum

Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain confirmed that it had recovered all the funds lost during a security breach October 6. In a series of tweets Friday, Oct. 12, officials said that after speaking by telephone with the hacker who stole 165 ETH ($32,000) from the project’s smart contract, he had agreed to return the amount in full. SpankChain had notified ...

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Plastic Surgeon and Startup Investor Buys $352 Million Stake in Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb

A group led by one of South Korea’s leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Kim Byung Gun, has made a major investment in crypto exchange Bithumb’s holding company. Bloomberg reported the news Friday, Oct. 12. The surgeon’s BK Global Consortium has closed a deal to acquire “50 percent plus one share” of BTC Holding Co. – the largest investor in Bithumb’s operator ...

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Coinbase Launches First ERC-20 Token on Platform

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has started listing 0x (ZRX) token, according to an announcement published Oct. 11. The move marks the first time Coinbase has added support for an ERC-20 token. ERC-20 tokens are tokens developed and used solely on the Ethereum (ETH) platform, where ERC stands for Ethereum Request for Comment, and 20 is the number assigned to ...

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