Recap | Bitcoin whitepaper and software copyrighted by Craig Wright | Investors snap up Kraken stock in $10.2 million tokenized equity offering | JPMorgan finally admits Bitcoin has value
|CryptoSlate||May 21, 2019|| 7|
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Kraken, one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, reached out to its customers via email offering them tokenized stock in the company. The stock, which can be bought in chunks as small as $1,000, will be sold through a regulated investment company called “Bnk to the Future.”
Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, filed copyright registrations for the Bitcoin whitepaper and the original Bitcoin code with the US Copyright Office. The office ‘recognized’ Wright as the author, making it the first government agency to do so.
Previously, ethereum.org featured a peculiar yellow canary on the footer of its website. The easily overlooked avian emblem served an important purpose—until it went missing. On Apr. 30th, ethereum.org was overhauled with a new minimalist design. As part of the update, the Ethereum Foundation’s canary has gone missing. This was no ordinary songbird.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency has surged beyond its “intrinsic value,” mirroring a similar move in 2017 which preceded the industry’s biggest slump, JPMorgan Chase strategists wrote in a note on Friday.
CryptoCompare, a leading provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, found that the top 15 exchanges all experienced an increase in monthly volume. FCoin exchange led the way with a 300 percent increase in trading, beating much larger and more established exchanges such as Binance, OKEx, and UpBit.
Worldwide crypto acceptance is within reach thanks to Coinbase Commerce’s USDC stablecoin integration
Crypto as a method of payment has just gotten easier. Coinbase Commerce has expanded to include USD Coin as a settlement option, allowing merchants to accept crypto without transaction fees, chargebacks, or price volatility.
The Ethereum Foundation shares its plans for the next year.
The European Central Bank shares its thoughts on crypto assets.
Circle is laying off 30 employees, or about 10 percent of its workforce.
Bitfinex announces an IEO platform.
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