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Pomp’s Morgan Creek Raises $61M For Blockchain Fund, Targets $250M

Morgan Creek Capital Management firm has raised $61 million for second blockchain fund, with the ultimate goal of raising $250 million. Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Capital Management firm established a blockchain fund to explore opportunities using distributed ledgers. On Oct. 18, the cryptocurrency asset management firm Morgan Creek submitted a filling for its second blockchain fund to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has so far raised nearly $61 million from 11 investors. The filing — a Form D, that requests an exemption for the offering —…

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Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained

Crypto worth billions upon billions of dollars has been lost to fraud. But what are the most common scams, and can they be stopped? How can payment fraud be avoided? Introducing better verification measures can go a long way to protecting consumers. Amazon and eBay are often held up as good examples of how transactions should be handled in the wider economy. These sites often deliver impartial reviews based on the past activities of buyers and sellers, meaning it is easier for consumers to find someone reputable. Measures are also…

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Yale Prof and Goldman Sachs Veteran Design DLT-Based Facebook Rival

Mirror Worlds creator David Gelernter and 19-year Goldman Sachs veteran Rob Rosenthal team up for a new social network. A Yale professor and Goldman Sachs veteran are planning to complete a new project of a blockchain-based Facebook rival in 2020. Returning control of data to users David Gelernter, a Yale’s professor of computer science and Mirror Worlds creator, and Rob Rosenthal, a 19-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, are collaborating on a new social network called Revolution Populi, Business Insider reports Oct. 22. Gelernter and Rosenthal are planning to ensure user…

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Germany Warns of Privacy Token Usage in Money Laundering and Terrorism

The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about using privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties to track them down. The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about rising use of privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties in tracking them. Published on Oct. 19, the ministry’s “First Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing National Risk Assessment” for 2018-2019 provided analysis aimed at the identification of existing and future risks in the field of anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism…

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Credit Suisse Is Latest Bank to Charge Clients for Cash Deposits

In a normal world savers are expected to receive compensation for giving their money to the bank. Instead, due to negative interest rates, we are now seeing more financial institutions actually charging their clients for fiat cash deposits, with Credit Suisse the latest big bank to join in on this practice. Also Read: Banking Giant HSBC Set to Fire 10,000 More Employees Credit Suisse to Punish Big Savers Zürich-headquartered multinational investment bank Credit Suisse has recently announced that it will soon begin offering negative interest rates on Swiss franc accounts…

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Ripple Adds Four Members to Regulatory Team, Joins Blockchain Association

San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced four new appointments to its global regulatory team. San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced three new appointments to its global regulatory team and that the company will be joining the Blockchain Association. Per an Oct. 22 blog post, Ripple has onboarded four new members — Craig Phillips, Michelle Bond, Ron Hammond and Susan Friedman — to its global regulatory team based in Washington D.C. Michelle Bond will also sit on the board of the Blockchain Association. Execs with financial sector regulation backgrounds…

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Living on Bitcoin in Europe: From Amsterdam to Prague, No Cash Required

Bitcoin Magazine supplied reporter Colin Harper with a fistful of sats and set him loose in Europe. This is the first installment of his “Living on Bitcoin in Europe” series. Continue reading his adventures over the coming days. Amsterdam and the 40-Hour Day I landed in Brussels with a rucksack filled with the usual miscellany: a 30-gallon hiking pack of clothes and essentials, 3.5 million sats, a belly full of airline food and a constitution that was shrugging off the sluggish comedown of clonazepam and Ambien. This is how the…

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Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

Author of the Token Taxonomy Act and member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Rep. Davidson speaks with Cointelegraph ahead of Zuckerberg hearing. In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the crypto world for his role in authoring the Token Taxonomy Act,…

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Banks May Cut Ties With Facebook if Libra Is Launched: ING CEO

Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers. Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers. Bank can choose to “not accept the client” Financial news outlet Financial Times reported on Hamers’ remarks on Oct. 22. Per the report, he explained that institutions like ING have to guard the financial system to prevent criminal activity. Because…

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New Research: Energy DLT Apps’ CAGR to Surge 67% Over the Next Decade

Global blockchain apps to generate $19 billion in cumulative revenue over the next decade, hitting an annual market size of $7.7 billion in 2028. Energy blockchain applications are expected to see a 67% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next ten years, according to new research. Annual market size to reach $7.7 billion in 2028 Navigant Research, Colorado-based market research and consulting team, has released a report devoted to the development of blockchain applications in the energy industry on Oct. 22. Titled “Energy Blockchain Applications Overview,” the research provides…

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