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Publicly-Listed Game Developer Releases First-Ever Blockchain Game, CryptantCrab; Pre-Sale Begins On Oct. 25

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Smartphones have made video games more engaging than ever. iCandy Interactive, an Australian listed...

Korean Entrepreneur Seizes Blockchain’s Promise to Benefit Humanity

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. WIZBL, a true dispersion ecosystem that optimizes transaction processes and verification speeds so blocks...

CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in...

London Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinfloor Announces Layoffs amid Prolonged Bear Market

Coinfloor, the oldest bitcoin exchange in the U.K., will lay of most of its 40 employees, according to two sources interviewed by the Financial News. The layoffs at the London-based exchange are in response to “significant” change in market volume,...

China to Drafts for Three Domestic Blockchain Standards in 2018

The China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), a government organization under the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), plans to release three blockchain standards for smart contracts, privacy and deposits as a way to improve the country’s development of...

Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex to Yank Margin Trading, Lending for U.S. Customers

Poloniex, the exchange Circle has been working to revive since acquiring it in February, announced in a blog that it will eliminate its margin and lending products for U.S. customers by year’s end and delist three altcoins. The company noted...

Time Magazine Puts Blockchain Startup in ’50 Most Genius Companies’ List

Bitland, one of the first startups to use blockchain technology to create a land registry, has been named to Time Magazine’s “50 Most Genius Companies” list. Time asked its global network of correspondents to nominate businesses that are inventing the future,...

Bitcoin-Stealing Malware Targets Fortnite Gamers

The release of season six for the popular Fortnite video game has inspired the development of bitcoin-stealing malware disguised as game cheating tools. Malwarebytes Labs has discovered malware disguised as cheat tools that can steal data and bitcoin from Fortnite...

BitMEX Taps Former Hong Kong Regulator as Chief Operating Officer

BitMEX, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, has named Angelina Kwan, formerly managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), as its chief operating officer. Kwan, who joins the company as it...