US State Department to Host Blockchain Forum Next Month

The US State Department will host a forum on blockchain on October 10, according to a new announcement.

Swiss Finance Regulator Is ‘Investigating ICO Procedures’

Switzerlands financial regulatory agency is investigating initial coin offerings to determine whether they follow banking and securities laws.

VanEck’s Bitcoin Futures ETF Effort Dealt Blow By SEC

VanEck's proposed bitcoin futures ETF is in doubt following a call with SEC officials earlier this month, according to a new letter.

Edward Snowden Zcash Is ‘Most Interesting Bitcoin Alternative’

Noted whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that the privacy oriented cryptocurrency zcash is the most interesting alternative to bitcoin.

Holding Strong Ether Prices Dip to $280 as Korea Bans ICO Use Case

The price of ether stayed mostly in range on Friday despite news one of the industry's most active markets would outlaw one of its...

DJ Khaled Is the Latest Celebrity to Promote an ICO

Music producer DJ Khaled has become the latest in a line of celebrities promoting initial coin offerings on social media.nn

Prime Minister’s Son to Head Barbados Blockchain Startup

Barbados-based payments startup Bitt has hired Rawdon Adams, the son of an ex-prime minister, as its new CEO.

Japan Issues Licenses for 11 Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan's Financial Services Agency has issued operating licenses to 11 bitcoin exchanges, the regulator announced today.

US Bank Regulator Opens Door to National License for Bitcoin Firms

The acting U.S. Comptroller of Currency made remarks at an event yesterday that supported new cryptocurrency licensing and regulation.

South Korean Regulator Issues ICO Ban

South Koreas financial regulator has prohibited blockchain token sales today, as well as ordering a halt to cryptocurrency margin trading.