October 30

“Following a series of private meetings in October, France is reportedly leading the anti-Libra effort with Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Politico states that the countries’ deputy finance ministers have presented their unified position against Libra to other EU ministers.

According to the report, the group intends to prevent Libra from launching in Europe as well as increase pressure on Facebook and other members of the Libra Foundation to give up on the project.  Officials confirmed the coalition is encouraging EU governments to consider banning Libra altogether.

Officials are working on a statement that will come out in December.”


“3iQ received initial approval on its long road to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund on the Ontario Stock Exchange later this quarter. New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust Company LLC will provide custody services to manage the bitcoin in the fund.

3iQ claims its entrant is ‘the first regulated, major exchange-listed‘ bitcoin fund in the world.”


“Decentralized video-streaming startup Livepeer debuted its Streamflow testnet on Tuesday, and miners and developers are working with the company to test video transcoding using idle chips already built into graphics processing units (GPUs).

The millions of GPUs out there that are mining cryptocurrency, ethereum, zcash, grin, monero, they have video encoding on those chips that can’t hash cryptocurrency. They are sitting there doing absolutely nothing.

In other words, if a mining farm is mining monero, it can keep doing that. Once Streamflow goes live on the ethereum mainnet, however, the GPUs in that farm will be able to also earn both ETH in fees and Livepeer’s LPT token in block rewards for using the currently untapped video transcoders.

For miners, it’s additional revenue that comes at almost no opportunity cost.”


“This article explains how someone will be able to become a validator in Ethereum 2.0.

ChainGuardian is a Windows/Linux/Mac app that will be a one stop shop for validators. As a user, you will be able to fully onboard as a validator which includes: making an ETH deposit, generating or importing your required key pairs (which only you own!), running a validator client and a Beacon node.

Most importantly, you will be able to observe the performance of your node, return of investment and get notified if your node is down so you don’t lose your earnings!”


“This milestone is a really cool milestone just because it shows how much people value block space.

Over the long run, the transaction fees will eventually have to replace the block [subsidy]. The understanding all along is that this subsidy via inflation will have to be replaced by the people who are paying to use the network via transaction fees.”


“The app uses a cryptographic technique called Shamir’s Secret Sharing. Customers select a group of individuals, referred to as “guardians,” who each possess parts of users’ seed phrases. If app-users lose access to their crypto assets, they can combine portions of their guardians’ keys to recover their funds. Users can pay guardians ether to protect their key portions.

Vault12 has no access to users’ seed phrases and assets. The app is ‘decentralized'”


“The digital securities will automatically have the same regulation guarantee as Deutsche Börse’s regular offerings.

With this new offering from our partner, we are able to simplify the process of raising capital for startups on our network, and all within an existing regulatory framework.”

See Also: US Congressman to Introduce Bill Clarifying Digital Asset Issuance


“Kim Dotcom has revealed his new company K.im is directly supporting WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Dotcom said 10% of K.im’s transaction fees were going towards helping Assange’s ongoing legal battle. 

This may provide sufficient Bitcoin for his defense and enable Wikileaks to increase its truth-telling capabilities. Stay strong!


“The Tezos protocol will serve as the base infrastructure to ‘deploy, transfer and store the digital assets and smart contracts,’ which will then be offered for secondary trading on the PRO Securities alternative trading system, an SEC-registered subsidiary of tZERO.

Raising funds through an STO is more efficient, cost-effective, autonomous and democratic than traditional financing. We believe that we are at the forefront of a technological change that can disrupt the current funding paradigm.”


“A Russian aluminum plant is pivoting to bitcoin mining after U.S. sanctions forced the plant to shut down in 2018. The company plans to capture 20 percent of the current bitcoin mining market.”


“The new DAO will allow participants to vote on where to best earn rewards as validators in a given network. At the beginning of each year, STKR token holders will elect five council members to make governance decisions on what projects and DeFi applications to build.

StakerDAO will live on the Tezos blockchain. STKR tokens will be offered as a security, Lamis stressed, wholly-compliant with U.S. securities law.

When you start dealing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, you have to be very conservative in your vision

The lead investor in the project is crypto hedge fund Polychain Capital. Other participants were not disclosed, nor was the amount invested.”


CoinGecko has added a new service tracking the growing number of crypto derivatives products.

The firm’s derivatives tracker currently lists some 100 products such as perpetual swaps and futures from over 20 derivatives exchanges, and covers data points such as price, interest, basis, funding rates, expiry dates and trading volume.”