• CFTC says cryptocurrency ether is a commodity, and ether futures are next
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    CFTC says cryptocurrency ether is a commodity, and ether futures are next

    CFTC chairman Heath Tarbert believes ether (ETH) is a commodity and falls under the jurisdiction of the CFTC—and he expects to see ether futures contracts.

  • Tether and Bitfinex decry expected “meritless and mercenary” cryptocurrency market manipulation lawsuit
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    Tether and Bitfinex decry expected “meritless and mercenary” cryptocurrency market manipulation lawsuit

    Tether claimed in a company post today  that the firm expects a self-described "meritless and mercenary lawsuit" based on a study that states, according to Tether, "that Tether issuances are responsible for manipulating the cryptocurrency market." Bitfinex, Tether's affiliated company, issued a similar company statement today, with the word "Bitfinex" replacing "Tether" through much of […]The post Tether and Bitfinex decry expected "meritless and mercenary" cryptocurrency market manipulation lawsuit appeared first on The Block.

  • SEC reaches settlement with the firm behind Sia Network
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    SEC reaches settlement with the firm behind Sia Network

    Nebulous Inc, the firm behind the Sia decentralized cloud storage network, has entered a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).The post SEC reaches settlement with the firm behind Sia Network appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance adds staking support for TRON; becomes super representative with over 59% of votes
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    Binance adds staking support for TRON; becomes super representative with over 59% of votes

    Binance has added support for TRON staking to its recently launched staking platform, the exchange announced on Monday. Starting Oct. 1, Binance users with TRX on the exchange will begin receiving their share of the block rewards produced by Super Representatives on the TRON network.The post Binance adds staking support for TRON; becomes super representative with over 59% of votes appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance launches staking platform with 8 assets
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    Binance launches staking platform with 8 assets

    Binance unveiled its new cryptocurrency staking platform on Thursday. The exchange will initially support eight assets: NEO, ONT, VET, XLM, KMD, ALGO, QTUM, and STRAT.The post Binance launches staking platform with 8 assets appeared first on The Block.

  • XRP-focused crypto exchange Bitrue entering into lending space
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    XRP-focused crypto exchange Bitrue entering into lending space

    Bitrue, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange focused on serving the XRP community as it supports over 50 XRP pairs, is entering into the lending market.The post XRP-focused crypto exchange Bitrue entering into lending space appeared first on The Block.

  • Crypto exchange OKEx eyeing launch of Tether margin futures in October
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    Crypto exchange OKEx eyeing launch of Tether margin futures in October

    Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has been preparing to launch Tether (USDT) margin futures next month. An OKEx spokeswoman told The Block on Monday that the product is currently scheduled to launch in October, but the exact launch schedule is yet to be determined.The post Crypto exchange OKEx eyeing launch of Tether margin futures in October appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance.US adding 7th coin to its platform – native token BNB
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    Binance.US adding 7th coin to its platform – native token BNB

    Crypto exchange Binance’s U.S. platform is launching with seven coins, instead of six as previously announced. Binance.US has now also added its native token BNB to its platform in the “first phase,” several users posted screenshots of the development on Twitter.The post Binance.US adding 7th coin to its platform - native token BNB appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance Futures going live; offering 50% discount on trading fees
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    Binance Futures going live; offering 50% discount on trading fees

    Binance Futures, the futures trading platform from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, is officially going live tomorrow. The platform had previously been in beta mode.The post Binance Futures going live; offering 50% discount on trading fees appeared first on The Block.

  • In first, Tether pledges to donate $1M for Hurricane Dorian relief
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    In first, Tether pledges to donate $1M for Hurricane Dorian relief

    Stablecoins issuer Tether has pledged to donate $1 million to help support victims of Hurricane Dorian that devastated the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the Southeastern U.S.The post In first, Tether pledges to donate $1M for Hurricane Dorian relief appeared first on The Block.

  • DappRadar raises $2.3M from Naspers and Blockchain.com Ventures
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    DappRadar raises $2.3M from Naspers and Blockchain.com Ventures

    DappRadar, a decentralized app data and analytics platform, has raised $2.3 million in funding led by Naspers Ventures with participation from Blockchain.com Ventures and Angel Invest Berlin.The post DappRadar raises $2.3M from Naspers and Blockchain.com Ventures appeared first on The Block.

  • Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault denies setting up a firm in Belgium to invest in crypto
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    Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault denies setting up a firm in Belgium to invest in crypto

    Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton (LVMH), has denied media reports that he had set up a firm in Belgium to invest in cryptocurrencies.The post Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault denies setting up a firm in Belgium to invest in crypto appeared first on The Block.

  • Coinbase backs $4.3M seed round for upcoming crypto derivatives exchange Blade
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    Coinbase backs $4.3M seed round for upcoming crypto derivatives exchange Blade

    Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has backed a $4.3 million seed funding round for upcoming cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Blade. The round also saw participation from venture firms SV Angel, A.Capital and Slow Ventures, among others, according to a report from TechCrunch on Monday.The post Coinbase backs $4.3M seed round for upcoming crypto derivatives exchange Blade appeared first on The Block.

  • Justin Sun too sick for Warren Buffett lunch, but OK for Tron party
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    Justin Sun too sick for Warren Buffett lunch, but OK for Tron party

    Tron CEO Justin Sun couldn’t attend his much hyped lunch on Thursday with Warren Buffett due to kidney stones, he claimed. But that didn’t stop him from rocking up at a Tron-organised party in San Francisco on the same day. Tron party with @justinsuntron & @CryptoWendyO It’s been a fun trip. I’ve got a lot of cool stuff for the channel coming soon. pic.twitter.com/toejAdeOdC -- ₿it₿oy (@Bitboy_Hodl) July 26, 2019 The appearance followed on from Sun penning an apology to the media, public and regulators for “over-marketing” the Buffett lunch. “I experienced unprecedented storms, doubts, and pain. I stayed up all night, and I deeply reflected on my past words and deeds and over-marketed myself," he wrote. “My words and deedsThe post Justin Sun too sick for Warren Buffett lunch, but OK for Tron party appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Crypto wallet Abra restricting US services due to regulatory uncertainty
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    Crypto wallet Abra restricting US services due to regulatory uncertainty

    Cryptocurrency wallet provider Abra has announced some major changes for its U.S. users due to “continued" regulatory uncertainty in the country.The post Crypto wallet Abra restricting US services due to regulatory uncertainty appeared first on The Block.

  • Tron’s Justin Sun apologizes for ‘vulgar’ self-promotion ahead of Warren Buffett lunch
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    Tron’s Justin Sun apologizes for ‘vulgar’ self-promotion ahead of Warren Buffett lunch

    Tron founder Justin Sun today publicly apologized for “over-marketing” his scheduled lunch date with Warren Buffett and his previous disregard to Chinese regulators, amidst speculation that he is currently under border control imposed by the Chinese government. The post Tron's Justin Sun apologizes for 'vulgar' self-promotion ahead of Warren Buffett lunch appeared first on The Block.

  • Tron crypto founder Justin Sun apologizes for conduct, denies reports of China travel ban
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    Tron crypto founder Justin Sun apologizes for conduct, denies reports of China travel ban

    Crypto entrepreneur Justin Sun publicly apologized for what has played out after he bid $4.56 million on a charity lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • Report: Chinese government restricts Justin Sun’s travel, scuttling his lunch with Warren Buffett
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    Report: Chinese government restricts Justin Sun’s travel, scuttling his lunch with Warren Buffett

    Chinese news site Caixin reported that TRON founder Justin Sun has been subjected to border control by the Chinese government, effectively nixing his much-anticipated lunch with Warren Buffett.The post Report: Chinese government restricts Justin Sun's travel, scuttling his lunch with Warren Buffett appeared first on The Block.

  • Margin trading at Binance goes live
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    Margin trading at Binance goes live

    The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has today officially launched margin trading for “evolving cryptocurrency traders.” Margin trading is trading with borrowed money, which comes with higher profit potential and greater risk.The post Margin trading at Binance goes live appeared first on The Block.

  • Poloniex introduces new asset pairs for Tether and USDC
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    Poloniex introduces new asset pairs for Tether and USDC

    Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced the introduction of seven new asset pairs, with three markets tied to USD Coin (USDC) and four tied to Tether (USDT). The post Poloniex introduces new asset pairs for Tether and USDC appeared first on The Block.

  • Chin-chin: Justin Sun reveals Warren Buffett lunch details
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    Chin-chin: Justin Sun reveals Warren Buffett lunch details

    As we're sure you're aware, Justin Sun has a lunch date with Warren Buffett. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Sun is milking the auction prize for all it’s worth, announcing on Twitter that he’s selected San Francisco’s Quince, a “three-Michelin starred restaurant in the historic Jackson Square,” for the 25th July, $4.5 million meal. I'm pleased to announce that this years eBay PowerOfOneLunch with @WarrenBuffett will be held July 25 at @quincesf, a three-Michelin starred restaurant in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square. TRON TRX https://t.co/XZCt3lY8oI -- Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) June 27, 2019 "My team looked at many restaurants in the city, on the hunt for an intimate and amazing setting for me and up to seven guests (including Litecoin creator Charlie Lee) toThe post Chin-chin: Justin Sun reveals Warren Buffett lunch details appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Tron and BitTorrent’s $1 billion hype-fuelled pump and dump
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    Tron and BitTorrent’s $1 billion hype-fuelled pump and dump

    Traders who bought the rumour and sold the news of Justin Sun's May 26 teaser tweet could have effectively participated in an epic pump and dump for the TRX and BTT digital tokens. Following the so-called master marketer's tweet, Tron immediately saw its market cap rise from $1.8 billion to $2.6 billion, with BitTorrent also seeing $200 million worth of gains. However, both projects have since seen $600 million and $100 million wiped off their respective valuations over the last few weeks. Something huge and amazing going about TRON and BitTorrent. I will share with you after June 1. I think I have 70% to win and nail it. Fingers crossed! $TRX $BTT -- Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) May 26, 2019The post Tron and BitTorrent's $1 billion hype-fuelled pump and dump appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Cryptocurrency CEO who paid $4.6M for lunch with Buffett: 'It might be unrealistic'
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    Cryptocurrency CEO who paid $4.6M for lunch with Buffett: 'It might be unrealistic'

    Justin Sun will try to bridge the gap between the cryptocurrency community and the traditional investor when he has lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • Money 2.0 Stuff: Is that $4.57M before or after tip?
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    Money 2.0 Stuff: Is that $4.57M before or after tip?

    Lunch Last week we discussed Kik and the launch of the DefendCrypto legal defense fund. Kik seeded the fund with $5 million of its own money.The post Money 2.0 Stuff: Is that $4.57M before or after tip? appeared first on The Block.

  • Tron price soars as Justin Sun claims ‘big win for blockchain community’
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    Tron price soars as Justin Sun claims ‘big win for blockchain community’

    The price of Tron (TRX) has skyrocketed after founder Justin Sun teased a big reveal about the cryptocurrency. In a tweet dated 1st June, he referred to a project involving Tron and BitTorrent. “I think I will have a 70% chance to win and nail it,” he said. I did it! Big win for the #blockchain community! Big reveal June 3. Stayed tuned! #TRX $TRX $BTT #BTT https://t.co/C2ZcINfcKb — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) June 1, 2019 The Tron price predictably surged in the aftermath of the announcement, leaping more than 20%. BitTorrent Token (BTT), meanwhile, was up 10%. No partnership for you! In May, Liverpool Football Club denied agreeing a partnership with the Tron Foundation, the company behind Tron. This followed The post Tron price soars as Justin Sun claims ‘big win for blockchain community’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.