- CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2019 ;
- US SEC Imposes $250,000 Penalty, Requires Return of up to $13M for Unregistered ICO ;
- ‘Stacking Sats’ vs. ‘ETH Is Money’ – The Memes That Shaped 2019 ;
- Justin Sun Riles Community With $1 Million Donation to Greta Thunberg ;
- Gaming Is Key to the Mass Adoption of Crypto ;
- 🗞 Daily Crypto News, December, 19th 💰
- STEEM Trading Update
Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!
One of the great things about reporting on the blockchain/crypto industry is the infinite variety of interesting, smart people doing bold, crazy things. From daring entrepreneurs and builders, to inspired thinkers and communicators, this space has no shortage of colorful characters pushing the envelope.
It’s in this spirit that we present this year’s Most Influential, a selection of people who did exceptional things in 2019. >Whether it was Caitlin Long establishing Wyoming as the “blockchain state,” or Rune Christensen corralling MakerDAO, or David Marcus launching Libra, these people made an impact and shaped the conversation, for better or for worse.
The selection (click here) was made in a three-step process. First, CoinDesk staff drew up a long-list. Then, we asked readers to vote for their favorites in a survey. Then, based on all opinions, CoinDesk made a final choice.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a settlement with New York-based startup Blockchain of Things Inc. (BCOT) for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO).
On Dec. 18, the SEC announced in a press release that the charges were settled in the form of an order that requires BCOT to cease and desist from committing any violation of the registration provisions of the federal securities laws. The blockchain company also agreed to pay a $250,000 penalty, without admitting or denying the findings.
According to the SEC’s order, BCOT raised nearly $13 million while conducting an unregistered ICO to develop and implement a blockchain-based platform that allowed for third-party developers to build applications for message transmission, digital asset generation, and digital asset transfer.
From “digital gold” to “stacking sats” to “ETH is money,” 2019 was a year of narrative battlegrounds and meme warfare. And when every narrative is competing for scarce resources and attention, things are sure to get contentious.
This special episode breaks down Ryan Selkis’ recent list of top ten crypto narratives and adds a few more worthy of note. Does “The Revolution Need Rules”? Is “Dissident Tech” the newest important area of focus?
Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun has publicly pledged to donate $1 million to efforts by the young Swedish activist Great Thunberg to raise global awareness of the climate crisis.
Responding to the watered-down results of last week’s COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid, Sun tweeted on Dec. 18:
“As a young entrepreneur, I share @GretaThunberg’s passion to change the world. Crypto will contribute immensely on reducing carbon footprint by implementing decentralized settlement. I would like to personally commit USD$1 Mil to @GretaThunberg ’s initiative. #cop25”
A whole new exciting world of value is being coded into life right now by gamers. While it may be a far cry from the lofty ideals of banking the unbanked and taking down the global banking system, gaming is gearing up to be a massive force in the crypto space.
Addictively fun games will draw a whole new base of users into the crypto economy. Gamers are an excellent target market for adoption because many gamers are a touch more tech savvy than the average internet user and tend to be a bit more open to new ideas.
Just imagine this — a gamer beating a monster, picking up a rare item, selling that item for Ether (ETH) on a secondary market, and then using that Ether to buy a new hat online. This creates a whole new network of value that is liquid, fast and global — and most importantly, taps into gamers’ existing behavior: playing games.
🗞 Daily Crypto News, December, 19th 💰
- Fetch.ai (FET)
"We have a HUGE partnership announcement on December 18th."
- 3DCoin (3DC)
At 850k block fork 3DC will activate new features for Proof Of Sync consensus, masternodes collateral increase, new Primenodes introduction.
- Constellation (DAG)
"We are excited to share with you all that @BenJorgensen will be providing a State of the Union which will capture a year in review..."
- POA (POA)
The POA Core Network will upgrade to Istanbul.
- Horizen (ZEN)
Team updates at 4:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.
STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion
Here is the chart of my last analysis :
Here is the current chart :
Today, we tested one of the last big support on the 0.115$ level and it create a nice bounce with the help of the BTC. We arleady over 0.124$ so I don't think we will test again the low at the short term. This bounce could be a nice opportunity to start a short term up trend. Let's hope the market will have the same idea than me.
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