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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Offering $800k for Anti-Forgery Solutions

  • The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the DHS announced in a press release earlier this week that they will be seeking counterfeiting solutions from startups with funding for start ups of up to $800,000 in non-dilutive funding.
  • The new funding program will be rolled out in four phases, with startups getting between $50,000 and $200,000 in funding for each phase.

U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority is Considering Bans on Some Crypto Derivatives

  • he FCA also plans, by the end of the year, to consult on which crypto assets fall within their regulatory framework and which don't.
  • A secondary consultation will then determine whether or not the agency needs a broader regulatory remit.

Crypto Mining Faced with Higher Electrical Bills in Chelan County

  • A new electricity pricing structure has been proposed by the Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District during a Public Information meeting earlier this month.
  • The state of Washington is one of the biggest producers of hydro-electric power in the United States, which in itself keeps the price of electricity to one of the lowest in the country.

Bullish KPMG Report: “Cryptoassets are now impossible to ignore.”

  • The report states that, in order for the crypto ecosystem to "realize its potential", institutional investors need to join the industry.
  • It also focuses on the way institutional investors can join the crypto world and why that is of imperative importance.

ICOs Have Raised More Than $30 Billion, But Most Have Nothing to Show

  • "After $30 billion invested in the past two years in ICOs there still isn’t a single crypto app with a real user base for anything other than speculating on crypto."
  • The bad news is that, it seems that regulations will get tighter around the crypto industry (and especially ICOs), so it will become even more difficult for projects to raise funds and then deliver on their promises.

Crimea Suggests an International Training Center for Sanctioned Countries

  • The goal of said center will be the training of experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions.
  • The idea is to use technologies related to cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors and circumvent sanctions.

Bounty0x Announce Launch Date for Sheriff Staking

  • While Bounty0x is mostly known about the peculiar price movements of the BNTY token, their development team has apparently been doing steady progress behind the scenes.
  • Plenty of promised features have been delivered, such as NEO support, community-requested UI improvements and many more.

Bitcoin Favored Over Gold as a Long-Term Investment in Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul’s Twitter Survey

  • On the 15th of November, former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, asked Twitter users in what form they would prefer to receive $10,000 over a period of 10 years.
  • A similar survey was conducted by Ran NeuNer, the Founder and CEO Onchain Capital - a crypto investment and advisory business.

Bitcoin Cash Chain Split Seems Inevitable

  • While things are all but settled in BCH-land, some hints of what the future holds have been presented by both sides of the argument.
  • Rumors and threats of a so-called “reorganisation attack” have been circulating ever since the Bitcoin ABC camp took a massive hash lead on November 15th.

SEC: “We continue to be on the lookout for violations.”

  • The SEC has imposed civil penalties against two crypto companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules.
  • Both firms, Carrier EQ (also known as Airfox) and Paragon Coin Inc., sold digital tokens through ICOs in 2017 after the SEC had already “warned” that ICOs could be deemed securities offerings in its July 2017 DAO report of investigation.