Ethereum Foundation Announces Details on $30 Million Network Development

The Ethereum Foundation has announced a three-pronged approach to allocating the $30 million it has designated for developing the Ethereum network over the next year, in an official blog post on May 21.The breakdown for the three categories is future projects at $19 million, current projects at $8 million, and developer supports at $3 million.…

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

news Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams in the U.K. grew threefold in the last financial year – spiking to 1,834 from 530 in the previous year, according to the country’s financial watchdog. Citing data from Action Fraud, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, although the number of reported cases has increased, total reported…

UK Watchdog Reports $34 Million Lost in Crypto and Forex Scams Last Year

The primary financial regulator of the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), reports that crypto investors in the country lost over $34 million due to cryptocurrency and forex scams from 2018–2019 the Financial Times reports on May 20.According to the data, which the FCA gathered from the U.K. national fraud and cybercrime reporting center,…

Cryptocurrencies Pose No Threat to Financial Stability: EU Central Bank

news The European Central Bank (ECB) has said that cryptocurrencies are currently not a threat to financial stability in the euro zone. In its latest paper on the subject, published Friday, the ECB said the combined value of crypto-assets is small relative to the financial system, and “linkages” to the financial sector are still limited. Further,…

Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This WeekComing every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Bitstamp Starts Investigation After Large BTC Sell Leads to $250 Million…

Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria

Austria is Europe’s leader in terms of applying modern day technology to better the all-around welfare of its citizens. Making cities “smart” and digital is a key part of transforming public goods and services in order to reach that goal. Vienna is especially keen on innovation, trying to find new solutions by way of digitization. Easy…

Goxtrade Advertises Unaffiliated Staff and Misleading Contact Information

Purported bitcoin (BTC) exchange Goxtrade has been accused of being a scam, technology news publication TechCrunch reported on May 17.Chief among the report’s revelations is that Goxtrade takes photos of unaffiliated people from social media sites and compiles them to make its online staff gallery. Goxtrade reportedly even retains some of their real names.Amber Baldet,…

Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland

news According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal cryptocurrency that will define the company’s first foray into blockchain technology. Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, according to Reuters, “provide…