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Late Confirmation
Tether’s Scribble
Episode #71 00:06:30.55 November 1, 2018, 8:34 PM

Tether, the company behind the controversial stablecoin of the same name, published a letter purporting to be from Deltec Bank and Trust Limited today, confirming that it has about $1.8 billion in its account as of October 31. However, the letter[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Lost Crypto?
Episode #70 00:07:43.37 October 31, 2018, 8:30 PM

The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether from two wallets indirectly linked to the troubled Russian exchange WEX. Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has been gifted a s[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Jail Time
Episode #69 00:06:02.52 October 30, 2018, 8:16 PM

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced $300 million in new funding The developer that formalized the code underlying most initial coin offerings (ICOs) – ethereum's ERC-20 token standard – has proposed a new approac[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bitstamp Acquired
Episode #58 00:06:17.04 October 29, 2018, 9:19 PM

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has been acquired by NXMH, an investment firm based in Belgium and owned by South Korean conglomerate NXC The Korean government made waves last year when it moved to ban initial coin offerings from taking place[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bitcoin Backed
Episode #67 00:05:47.11 October 26, 2018, 8:52 PM

In January, a new token is being launched on the ethereum blockchain that will be backed one-for-one by bitcoin. An advisory committee to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) believes the agency should provide clearer guidelines on how cryp[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bitmain’s IPO Woes
Episode #66 00:07:48.00 October 25, 2018, 9:21 PM

Parties solicited to invest in the pre-initial public offering (IPO) funding round for Bitmain Technologies, Ltd., the leading maker of cryptocurrency mining software and hardware, received pitch decks falsely suggesting the company had secured f[...] Read more

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