Author: Josiah Wilmoth

$330 Million: EIP-999 Stokes Debate Over ETH Frozen by Parity’s Contract Bug

The debate over a controversial Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) designed to restore a self-destructed smart contract holding hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ETH is heating up. EIP-999, written by Parity Technologies developer Afri Schoedon, calls for Ethereum to adopt a software upgrade that patches the UK-based company’s frozen multi-signature wallet contract library, allowing

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Ethereum(ETH) and Ripple(XRP) are ‘Noncompliant Securities,’: Fmr. CFTC Chairman

The two most valuable altcoins are most likely “noncompliant securities” under US law, claims a former markets regulator. Gary Gensler, a former head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said that he believes Ether and XRP have been issued through unregistered securities offerings and are trading illegally on the hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges that

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Goldman Sachs Hires Crypto Trader to Head Digital Assets Division [But Still Denies it’s Launching Trading Desk]

Goldman Sachs has hired a securities trading veteran to help the firm develop a digital asset strategy, but the investment banking giant continues to deny that it is launching a cryptoasset-focused over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk. According to business news outlet Tearsheet, Goldman Sachs quietly hired Justin Schmidt last week. Schmidt, who now serves as vice

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Circle’s OTC Crypto Desk Doubles Minimum Orders to $500,000 While Clearing $100 Million Trades

‘The market is robust.” That’s how Jeremy Allaire, chief executive of fintech startup Circle, described the nascent institutional cryptocurrency trading market, which he says has grown dramatically in 2018 even as prices entered a bear cycle. Speaking with Business Insider, Allaire said that Circle Trade — the company’s over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk  — has doubled

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