💩 June 30, 2018 💩

VeChain arrives, SEC seeks comments, Huobi gets a new domain and more in today’s crypto news Dump.

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    VeChain’s Genesis block has been mined

    The genesis block of the VeChain blockchain has been mined as of 0:00 UTC Saturday, June 30th. This project, founded by former CIO of Louis Vuitton China, Sunny Lu, aims to build a trust-free and distributed business ecosystem. VeChain uses a twin token system consisting of VET and VeThor, much like the Neo blockchain uses […]

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    SEC seeks comments on CBOE Bitcoin ETF Proposal

    The CBOE has provided a proposal to the Securities Exchange and Commission (SEC) to list and trade SolidX Bitcoin shares as a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The shares would be backed by VanEck asset management. While all other proposed Bitcoin Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs) would trade bitcoin futures regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), […]

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    • Bloomberg covers SEC ETF proposal

      Critics say that the system in place for approving new Exchange-Traded Funds is unfair and gives preference to well-rooted firms, making it next to impossible for new funds to get regulator-approval.

      Via Bloomberg h/t

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    Huobi Pro gets a new domain

    Huobi Pro, the number four exchange by trading volume, can now be found at a new address: https://www.hbg.com/. Huobi has gained in popularity this year and offers 250 BTC, ETH and Tether pairs, as well as OTC and margin trading.

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    Tezos betanet is now live

    The Tezos community can now connect to the betanet, although no block rewards will be issued for about three weeks. Tezos warns to take all necessary safety precautions before using the beta, as they will not be able to help if tokens are lost or stolen. Link to proposed genesis block.

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    Via Tezos

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    Is Satoshi writing a book?

    Satoshi Nakamoto, the alias for the person or group who originally released the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008, has hinted at publishing a tell-all series in a message discovered today. The message contains a cryptogram which reveals the title to the two series of the books and even shares a selection from the series titled “Duality: […]

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    • Highlights from “Duality: An excerpt”

      Bloomberg has selected some key passages from “Duality: An excerpt” purportedly authored by Satoshi Nakamoto.

      Via Bloomberg h/t

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    Tron burns 50B tokens

    Blockchain-based operating system Tron launched its mainnet few days ago and already has 493 nodes running all across the globe. Their token migration is still in process, but they have made a big step today and burned TRX tokens which were operating on the Ethererum network.

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