Catalan separatists have tooled up with a decentralized app for civil disobedience

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Is our age of ubiquitous smartphones and social media turning into an era of mass civil unrest? Two years after holding an independence referendum and unilaterally declaring independence in defiance of the Spanish state — then failing to gain recognition … Continued

Cryptocurrencies Fall as Korean Exchange Says $32 Million of Coins Stolen

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Cryptocurrencies dropped after the second South Korean exchange in as many weeks said it was the victim of a theft, renewing fears about the security of digital-asset trading venues. Bithumb, ranked seventh in the world by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, … Continued

Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia After Funding Deal Goes Awry

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Binance founder Zhao Changpeng sued in Hong Kong court Dispute sheds light on how VC firms have valued the exchange clamping down on digital-asset exchanges around the world amid concern that the venues may be flouting securities laws. Source: Bloomberg … Continued

Asia Stocks Gain After U.S. Rebound on Trade Hopes: Markets Wrap

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S&P 500 index climbs back from 1.6% drop to close up 1.2% Haven demand faded on optimism U.S., China will negotiate left the door open for a negotiated solution to avoid tariff proposals that wouldn’t take effect for months. Federal … Continued

Bitcoin Breaches $7,000 in Downbeat End to Dismal Quarter

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made in Bitcoin, while Twitter Inc. confirmed Monday that it’s banning advertisements for initial coin offerings, joining Facebook and Google. Looming over the market are sales of Bitcoin held by the trustee of Mt Gox, the now-defunct Japanese exchange. The … Continued

How a Billionaire Crypto King Built the No. 1 Exchange in Just 8 Months

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Zhao Changpeng turned Binance into the largest crypto exchange Global regulators are now cracking down on the industry value. He has vaulted from obscurity to the cover of Forbes magazine, steered Binance to a $200 million profit in its second … Continued

World’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Heading to Malta

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Binance to announce banking partnership in Malta: Zhao Move to Europe comes after crackdowns in Japan, China cracking down on cryptocurrency exchanges since last year, making it difficult for venues like Binance to find a permanent base. The company had … Continued

Bitcoin Falls on Fears of Regulatory Trouble for Big Crypto Exchange

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Japan’s FSA warns Binance for operating without a license Biggest cryptocurrency fell 4.5% after news first reported told Bloomberg in January that it was working to acquire a license in Japan, but the warning could complicate those efforts. Zhao said … Continued

Making Sense of the World’s Cryptocurrency Rules

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Getting your head around cryptocurrencies was hard enough before governments got involved. But now that policy makers around the world are drawing up fresh regulations on everything from exchanges to initial coin offerings, keeping track of what’s legal has become … Continued

Bitcoin Rises From Six-Week Low as G-20 Weighs Cryptocurrencies

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A weekend selloff cryptocurrencies subsided, with Bitcoin rallying from a six-week low before Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors discuss digital assets in Buenos Aires. Bitcoin traded at $8,235 as of 11:20 a.m. in Hong Kong, up … Continued