UK’s Oldest Exchange to Delist Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash + More News

Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu, courtesy of GBC News/YouTube

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Listings news

  • Coinfloor, Britain’s longest-running crypto exchange, will delist Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash in January 2020, and says it will focus exclusively on Bitcoin. Per media outlet CoinDesk, the exchange’s CEO Obi Nwosu says Coinfloor said that the “unclear future of hard forks and the need for onerous technical support for the second biggest coin by market capitalization” sparked its ETH delisting move.

Blockchain news

  • The board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a group that regulates global securities and futures markets, has released a discussion paper, and asked for public comment on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in bond issuances. IOSCO says it wants to hear about the potential benefits and risks of using blockchain technology. It especially wants to hear about possible conflicts of interest cases during debt capital raising, the organization said. IOSCO says that it is possible that the transparency offered by blockchain will incentivize syndicate banks to manage their allocation process in a fair manner.
  • EOS VC, the venture capital arm of blockchain software company Block.one announced today that its Grants Program has begun accepting applications. Recipients who qualify will be awarded the equivalent of USD 50,000 each when they pass milestones related to the advancement of the EOSIO ecosystem. Grants will be awarded to active EOSIO community members as well as up-and-coming projects using the protocol, says Block.one.
  • The codebase and maintenance of the advanced Ethereum client Parity Ethereum will be transitioned to a DAO ownership and maintainer model, per an official announcement. The goal of the new model is to provide the basis for cross-organization…

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