SpankChain Launches Crypto Payments Service for Adult Content Providers

Adult industry-oriented blockchain project SpankChain has launched a cryptocurrency payments platform. Dedicated to helping adult content providers maintain a reliable payments provider in the face of a largely reluctant traditional finance industry, the new SpankPay service allows users to pay with cryptocurrencies including bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and litecoin (LTC), as well as the “privacy…

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UK Financial Watchdog Issues Full Guidance on Crypto Assets

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finalized its guidance on crypto assets, clarifying which tokens fall under its jurisdiction. Most of the rules issued Wednesday were proposed in consultation paper CP19, which was released for public comment in January. As widely expected, the final guidance does not drastically alter the regulatory landscape, instead specifying…

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Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security

Steven Sprague is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. for 14 years before transitioning to the board of directors. Recently, Facebook launched Libra with the stated goal of “transforming the global economy.” It’s a lofty aim. However, after…

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eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is adding support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens. First to be included in the wallet from Tuesday are Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), OmiseGO (OMG), with the others to follow in the “near future,” according to a press release emailed to CoinDesk. ERC-20 is a technical standard that sets rules for tokens…

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Bitcoin Startup Lolli Looks to Global Expansion With Hotels.com Partnership

Hundreds of people are earning bitcoin by taking vacations. The in-browser app Lolli, which allows users to earn bitcoin rewards for online purchases, just added Hotels.com to its list of partners. Now with Booking.com, Priceline, Hilton and Marriott, Lolli CEO Alex Adelman told CoinDesk travel purchases account for 40 percent of sales. “We are leveraging…

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ConsenSys Launches ‘Jobs Kit’ to Help Devs Enter the Blockchain Industry

Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has launched a blockchain “job kit” to guide developers wishing to enter the growing blockchain space. Released Friday, the kit provides a variety of resources, including information on the skills needed to find work as an ethereum blockchain and decentralized application (dapp) developer. JavaScript, Python and Solidity programming languages will help…

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