Today in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency:
Recent Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News:
Motherboard, Coinbase Ordered to Turn Over Identities of 14,355 Cryptocurrency Traders to the IRS, November 29, 2017
A California federal court has ordered Coinbase to turn over thousands of records to the Internal Revenue Service. Account activity, date of birth, addresses, and names were sought for any users who sold, bought, received, or sent more than $20,000 worth of Bitcoin between 2013 and 2015.
Financial Planning, State Street veterans to launch cryptocurrency trading platform, November 28, 2017
John Burnett and Hu Liang have formed Omniex Holdings. This cryptocurrency trading platform will serve institutional investors to fill a growing demand for trading services as digital currencies gain more traction.
CNBC, Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has more users than stock brokerage Schwab, November 27, 2017
Adding an estimated 300,000 users in the last week, Coinbase has surpassed Charles Schwabs 10.6 million active brokerage accounts, with 11.6 million users.
The Coin Telegraph, Vitalik Lays Out Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap In Taiwan, November 26, 2017
Future plans for the Blockchain technology based platform were discussed in Taipei, Taiwan by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Buterin discussed four areas of improvement for Ethereum, which included privacy, consensus safety, smart contract safety and scalability.