The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains The EU has recently been very active in attempting to regulate digital currencies, including bitcoin. Last week, Bitcoin.com reported on the European Parliament’s proposal to amend the EU’s fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), tackling digital currency anonymity. Now, a different proposal submitted by Parliament members is targeting specific areas…

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Bitcoin Developers Propose Changing Proof-of-Work Algorithm

Bitcoin Developers Propose Changing Proof-of-Work Algorithm As the Bitcoin’s scaling debate intensifies, many people are choosing sides and thinking of solutions that best suit their subjective opinions of how the network should operate. Now discussions on Bitcoin’s blockchain possibly forking has caused some people to consider trying to change the digital currency’s Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism. Bitcoin…

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Australia’s Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups

Australia’s Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups Australia’s top securities watchdog is looking to boost its engagement with companies working with blockchain by publishing new materials related to the tech. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) published an “information sheet” today that offers a way for businesses and startups to assess whether their…

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Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps

Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps Ethereum developers had to shutter a highly anticipated app last week when two critical bugs provoked security concerns shortly after launch. Armed with a countdown clock and a big vision, the Ethereum Name System (ENS) was perhaps one of the most-anticipated projects on the network to date –…

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After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading

After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading Following a string of new all-time highs last week, the price of ether has returned to a tighter trading range to begin the week. The price of ether, which powers the smart contract-based blockchain ethereum, reached an all-time high of $55.11 on 17th March, nearly 100% higher than…

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