November 20, 2018

Bitcoin Cash is officially split, market downturn continues, SEC launches enforcement against ICOs.

Lots of news this week in regards to price and legal moves by the SEC!

A criminal investigation is underway as Bitfinex and Tether are accused of price manipulation during last year’s Bitcoin rally.

The SEC has started settling with ICOs that were being sold as unregistered securities. Airfox and Paragon were the first targets of the SEC, which has since settled.

Bitcoin Cash (ABC & Unlimited) and Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) have officially split after the network upgrade on November 15th.

Very cool, even during the recent wipeout of $40 billion in market cap and the drop from ~$200/ETH to current prices of ~$140/ETH, MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin has remained pretty consistent as the system liquidated about 75,000 ETH of bad CDPs.

More news below!


Events

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December 16, 2018 @ 11am: Blockcast Media Workshop

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December 6, 2018 @ 7pm: Block 8: Enterprise Blockchain Radically Simplified

Upcoming Significant Blockchain Events [All times in EST (-4 UTC)]:
Now - End of November: AION Token Swap
January 16, 2019: Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork (Tentative)
January 24, 2018: Bakkt Launch (Delayed until Jan 2019)

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News:

Security

Practical Smart Contract Security Analysis and Exploitation— Part 1

Education

Barnabé Monnot’s Casper CBC spec explainer Part 1 | Part 2 | Twitter thread by Vlad Zamfir
Ethereum in Emerging Economies - Austin Griffith
As public trust in our financial institutions and monetary system continues to erode, future shock will increasingly plague the populace. - Twitter thread by Adam Taché

Legal

Switzerland Green Lights World’s First Crypto ETP to be Listed Next Week

Developers

Introducing the Azure Blockchain Development Kit
The Görli Testnet Has Arrived

General

Crypto's Too Expensive? Binance Sent $600 Million in Bitcoin for Just $7
Vitalik Buterin On the Hard Lessons of Ethereum's First Five Years
Buy and sell crypto collectibles with Dai – OpenSea – Medium


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