Cryptocurrency & Blockchain breaking news

Jan 17, 2019 at 15:21
Bakkt Stretches Compliance, Risk Mgt & Treasury Operations Scope with its First Acquisition
Fresh from accomplishing its maiden funding round, Bakkt declared its first acquisition on January 14. The daughter firm of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also considering the feasibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market.
Jan 17, 2019 at 12:27
New Zealand: Over 40 Users Demand Refund from Hacked Cryptopia Exchange
After the heavy loss from the hacked Cryptopia cryptoasset exchange, around 40 individuals have come out to reclaim their funds, according to Radionz, a New Zealand-based news outlet. Cryptopia is the first crypto exchange platform to endure hack crises in this very year. After the distinct event, police have started looking into the matter and the total amount of money that has been stolen.
Jan 16, 2019 at 17:07
Hard Fork Countdown: Ethereum’s Thirdening Draws Nearer
Ethereum’s (ETH) trading range reduced on January 15, as concentration shifted to the keenly awaited Constantinople upgrade expected in the next 24 hours. The hard fork, also known as the “thirdening” for trimming down the amount of new Ethereum discharged into circulation, is anticipated to bring technical changes to the globe’s third-biggest blockchain.
Jan 16, 2019 at 16:29
Blacklisted: Ethereum No Longer a Google Ad Keyword
Google (Alphabetic Inc.) purportedly blacklisted keywords referencing Ethereum (ETH) on its Google Ads advertising platform on Thursday, January 10, 2018.
Jan 16, 2019 at 15:45
Electric Scooters Ready to Travel Through Italy Via Blockchain Technology
The engines of electric scooters are now available and ready to move through the streets of the major Italian cities, with Milan in the lead. Milan is the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages. The go-ahead for the launch of sharing services for this kind of vehicles is anticipated in few weeks, before January ends, after the amendment to the Budget Law sanctioned by the Chamber last month, that enforces a ministerial decree to regulate the Infrastructure and Transport Ministry the potential of testing on the road routes.
Jan 16, 2019 at 13:33
Imminent Bitcoin Price Increase is Here Again - Crypto Analyst & History Indicate
Since early last year, cryptoasset investors have been caught in prices declines, fake news, accounts of fraud etc. which have weeded out the weak speculators.  Eventually, this has created a community of investors that more likely believe in the nascent technology or doubt that another wave of speculators will push the markets back to or above their antecedently accomplished all-time-highs.
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:56
Denmark’s Tax Authorities to Gather Data about Crypto Traders, Clamps Down on Digital Asset Traders
The Danish Tax Agency, Skattestyrelsen, announced on January 14 via their website, that it will be gathering trader data from 3 digital currency exchanges including localbitcoins to guarantee that clients are fully paying the right taxes. Data about foreign citizens, companies and organizations will be shared with other nations.
Jan 15, 2019 at 18:17
Latin American P2P Crypto & Blockchain Markets Set New World Record
Digital currencies have gained much momentum globally, including in South America. The World Bank recently issued a report and indicated that only 49% of adults in S. America have access to banks. Overall, it is difficult to create a new bank account since it involves multiple processes (bureaucracy) and weighty maintenance costs.
Jan 15, 2019 at 17:09
Malaysia to Launch Rough New ICO & Crypto Laws, Acknowledges Cryptoassets as Securities
The government of Malaysia will regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptoasset trading, according to what the minister of finance said on January 14.
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