Telegram Denies All SEC Allegations and Requests Dismissal of Trial

Telegram has refuted allegations by the US Securities and Exchanges Commission in court, which claim that the planned Gram token from the messaging app is a security and, therefore, subject to regulations from the commission and has requested that the trial be dismissed because of this. Last month, the SEC successfully sought an injunction preventing Telegram from launching TON due to the fact that the ICO used to raise funds to develop the network was illegal. As a result of the injunction, investors in two separate ICOs were offered the chance to…

VeChain Price Surges 120% After Chinese Newspaper Mentions the Crypto

China’s largest newspaper refers to crypto asset VeChain as integral in the “From French Farms to Chinese Plates” food safety initiative. In a continuation of pro-blockchain sentiment, the People’s Daily publicize how blockchain is helping to restore consumer confidence in China’s food industry. Food Scandals In China The Chinese food industry is suffering a crisis of confidence. And scandal after scandal continues to highlight the weak controls in place that fail to protect the public. Perhaps the most internationally recognized story relates to melamine found in baby milk powders in…

ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings

The first ever cryptocurrency firm to be listed on a major stock exchange has launched a new bitcoin fund. DigitalX, which debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under its previous name DigitalBTC as far back as 2015, announced the new fund on Wednesday. The firm said it’s offering qualifying wholesale and professional investors such as family offices and high-net-worth individuals exposure to the cryptocurrency via a “standard unlisted fund structure” without the effort and risk of holding it directly. DigitalX executive director Leigh Travers said in the announcement: “DigitalX…

Do Lawmakers Use AML as an Excuse to Centralize Crypto and Blockchain?

Cryptocurrencies came to life as a counterweight to the global financial restrictions that are powered by banks and regulators through the use of fiat. Therefore, it is fitting that Bitcoin (BTC) broke into the limelight in 2009 and raised a lot of controversies right form the start.  By design, all blockchain transactions are recorded on an immutable ledger. Therefore, even though it would take immense work, skilled auditors like Ernst & Young are able to find irregularities — as opposed to fiat, which it is claimed that 99.9% of money…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Eyeing Fresh Monthly Low Below $8.5K

Bitcoin price is trading in a downtrend below $8,800 and $9,000 against the US Dollar. The price is currently declining and it seems to be struggling near the $8,840 level. Yesterday’s major bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,920 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The bulls need to push the price above $8,840 and $8,920 to start a decent recovery. Bitcoin price is struggling to gain ground above $8,800 against the US Dollar. Recently, BTC traded as low as $8,560 and…