Korean ICO Project Shuts Down, Says ‘Negative Perceptions’ of Crypto Made Business Impossible – CoinDesk

An $8 million ICO project is shutting down, citing regulatory uncertainty and difficulties in onboarding new users. Content-sharing platform Contents Protocol announced Wednesday that following numerous attempts to turn its business into a success, the firm is closing down and refunding investors as much as $7.5 million-worth of the ether (ETH) raised in its initial […]

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ConsenSys Project Launches ‘Proof-of-Use’ Network to Discourage Speculation – CoinDesk

A ConsenSys-built platform launching its first project Tuesday aims to support ethereum projects while discouraging speculative investing and trading in the projects’ tokens. Activate – a decentralized token network that actively polices speculative token making – announced it was going live with SKALE, an ethereum scaling project, as its first partner. The project is also […]

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Libre Not Libra – Thinking Critically About Facebook’s Blockchain Project – CoinDesk

In “Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project,” Andreas answers the burning question… Has he tried haggis? Just kidding… He shares his thoughts on the recently released Libra whitepaper, as part of a permissioned blockchain project spearheaded by Facebook. Years of jokes about “FaceCoin” and “ZuckBucks” have finally come to life – sort of. In a […]

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‘Key Milestone’ for Hyperledger as Fabric Blockchain Platform Reaches 2.0 Release – CoinDesk

Enterprise blockchain project Hyperledger has released the most significant update of its DLT framework Fabric since launch in July 2017. The Hyperledger Foundation announced Thursday that Fabric 2.0 is designed to improve the usability and performance for the end user, with updates including new features such as decentralized governance for smart contracts and several enhancements […]

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Alleged Crypto Ponzi OneCoin May Have Used Flood of Fake Reviews to Boost Ailing Image – CoinDesk

The OneCoin cryptocurrency project – accused by authorities of being a Ponzi scheme – may have attempted to boost its fortunes by using “inauthentic” accounts to place favorable reviews on TrustPilot and Quora, according to new research. The Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), an entity under U.S. think tank The Atlantic Council, said in a […]

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