About Pratik Makadiya

Mycelium Becomes the Latest Crypto Wallet to Join the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO)

On January 3, 2018, Mycelium, one of the most popular and well-established mobile Bitcoin wallets, announced on its blog that it was joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The move comes as proof that the FIO Protocol is making...

BitTorrent to Launch Tron-Based Native Token, BTT

The peer-to-peer protocol, BitTorrent announced on January 3, 2018, that it was set to introduce their native token  BitTorrent (BTT) which would enable users to experience faster downloads. The company which was taken over by Tron mid-2018 has been selected...

What Is the Howey Test and its Impact on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

The year 2017 was a seminal year for the cryptocurrency industry, where markets were bullish pushing the cryptocurrency prices to all-time highs. Many emerging altcoin projects were launched, and the industry saw real growth and development. Tucked in between the...

Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Electronics giant Samsung has filed for three blockchain-related trademark applications in the European Union on December 10, 2018. Some tech websites suggest these applications are related to the company’s plan to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its phones. Details on...

Blockchain Ecosystem ARK Joins Hands with Crowdsourced Security System Bugcrowd

ARK, a blockchain ecosystem, announced that it has sought out security and penetration testing services from world’s leading crowdsourced security platform Bugcrowd on December 11, 2018. The move makes up a part of a precautionary measure to find out vulnerabilities...

Binance Launches Subsidiary Account for Institutional Investors

On December 6, 2018, cryptocurrency exchange heavyweight Binance announced the launch of its sub-account support, exclusively for institutional traders. Binance revealed that multiple requests put forward by Binance users prompted the exchange to introduce the feature. A Look into the...

SEC Slaps $50,000 Fine on Delaware-Based Crypto Investment Fund

On December 7, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease and desist order and a penalty of $50,000 against Delaware-based crypto assets fund firm CoinAlpha Advisors LLC. SEC Hits Crypto Fund for Violating Securities Law...

Lawsuit Filed Against Roger Ver, Bitmain, Kraken Over ‘Hijacking Bitcoin Cash Network’

On December 6, 2018, publicly listed American internet services company UnitedCorp filed a lawsuit against Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver, the founder of bitcoin.com, bitcoin mining giant Bitmain and cryptocurrency exchange Kraken for allegedly hijacking Bitcoin Cash network unlawfully for...

Grin Implementation of MimbleWimble Looks to improve Bitcoin Privacy and Scalability

Whenever commentators speak about cryptocurrencies and blockchain, a recurring theme is privacy. This feature is becoming more and more growing population wish their information to be available onto a public ledger that accessible by governments, regulators or even close-knit associates...