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    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Media,  Tether

    Must-reads for October 24, 2018: New cryptophone, ETF advocates meet SEC, and more Tether drama

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency (CNBC) The new Exodus 1 phone ban be bought for 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH—but you can’t buy it with fiat. “The Exodus 1 comes with a secure enclave — a secluded area on the phone’s chip kept separate from the Android operating system (OS) it runs on — that uses technology made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings to keep a customer’s cryptocurrency safe,” writes CNBC’s Ryan Browne.   SEC Publishes Memorandum From Meeting on SolidX, VanEck BTC ETF Proposal (CoinTelegraph) The meeting occurred October 9. Besides SolidX and VanEck, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) was also…

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    Must-reads for September 23, 2018: Big Bitcoin bugs, big oil, big hacks, and other big wastes of time

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching this weekend

    A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency (Motherboard) “On Tuesday, the developers of Bitcoin Core—the software that effectively powers the Bitcoin blockchain—released a new version that patched a vulnerability that allowed a malicious user to crash the network, making everyone’s digital coins effectively useless. The bug has been variously described as ‘very scary,’ ‘major,’ and one of the ‘top three or four’ most serious bugs ever discovered in Bitcoin,” writes Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson. But it’s okay. Everything’s fine now. No need to ever worry about anything ever again. Now where’s our Xanax?   These Oil Traders Are Trying to Overhaul the Industry With a Blockchain Venture…