Augur (REP) Backtracks to 16-Month Lows; Aurora (AOA) Falls Away

Augur (REP) fell 24% throughout Tuesday on its way to a token valuation last seen in April of last year. Daily volumes have halved for the decentralized prediction market platform as today’s sell-off accelerates the process that began on August 7th with the Bitcoin drop-off. Augur Backtracks to April 2017 In one of the most elongated price […]

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Blockchain Records Now Recognized in Ohio Law

Lately, politicians from many of the states in the US have been talking about how to handle blockchain technology and cryptocurrency transactions. About a month ago bureaucrats from Ohio ushered in a new bill (SB300) that would acknowledge blockchain ownership. Since then a fraction of the bill made its way into the state’s Uniform Electronic Transactions […]

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US Blockchain Investment in 2018 to Date has Outstripped 2017’s Total

Fresh analysis from KPMG shows that blockchain investment in the U.S. in the first half of 2018 has exceeded the overall total seen in 2017, according to its biannual “The Pulse of Fintech” report released today, July 31. KPMG is one of the world’s largest auditing firms, collectively known as “The Big Four” — alongside […]

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Crypto Innovation Should Be Fostered, Not Smothered

Until U.S. lawmakers have a clear handle on the mechanics of cryptocurrencies and the decentralized ledger, it appears that regulation has to wait. The good news is that Congress is earmarking the time for these discussions, most recently at a hearing on Capitol Hill where lawmakers and cryptocurrency authorities alike convened to delve into the […]

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MasterCard Wins Blockchain Payments Patent

MasterCard has moved one step closer to developing a cryptocurrency-backed credit card after one of its patents was approved by U.S. regulators. Patent Approved According to the filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MasterCard has received the green light to develop a proprietary method for “managing fractional reserves of blockchain currency.” The new […]

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