Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Decentralized Social Network

Overstock’s venture capital subsidiary Medici Ventures has invested in decentralized social network Minds, Inc. (Minds.com), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Oct. 22. Founded in 2011, Minds is a decentralized social networking platform that rewards users for their activity online via cryptocurrencies, revenue, and views of their content. Recently, Minds launched its native …

New Version of Crypto Bill Will Let Privately Held Firms ‘Digitize’ Shares

The long-awaited Russian draft bill on cryptocurrency and blockchain regulation will let privately held businesses and legal entities “digitize” their shares and store them via blockchain, local media outlet Vedomosti reported Oct. 21. As per the new edition of the draft bill “On Digital Financial Assets,” obtained by Vedomosti, the Russian State Duma is planning …

Ephrata, Washington Imposes Year-Long Ban on New Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

The city of Ephrata, Washington, will halt new crypto mining developments in the city for the next 12 months, Eastern Washington and North Idaho daily newspaper The Spokesman Review reports Friday, Oct. 19. The recently announced suspension will only affect new crypto operations from being established in Ephrata, while the existing four businesses already there …

Crypto Markets See Little Movement, Bitcoin Continues to Trade Just Below $6,500

Saturday, Oct. 20: Crypto markets are seeing little momentum, with virtually all of the major cryptocurrencies seeing slight growth and losses between a 1-2 percent range, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Tether (USDT) has mostly settled back in to its characteristic trading pattern. Having briefly lost its U.S. dollar peg last week, …

The Rumors of “Insolvency”, Banking Partners’ Escape, and the Suspension of Fiat Deposits

On October 8, Hong-Kong-based exchange Bitfinex has announced that it is not under the immediate threat of insolvency and the related rumors are unsubstantiated, as well as false. According to the company’s press release, all cryptocurrency and fiat withdrawals are and have been processing as usual without the slightest interference. After some mild clarifications, tension …

Gibraltar Gov’t Launches Advisory Group to Develop Blockchain-Related Educational Courses

The Government of Gibraltar in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar have created an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational courses, national news outlet the Gibraltar Chronicle reported Oct. 19. The New Technologies in Education (NTiE) group is reportedly a joint initiative between the government, the University of Gibraltar, and a number …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 19

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Retail investors tend to run for cover when …