<h1>University Of Nevada, Reno Works With Local Blockchain Startup</h1>

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Reno, Nevada-based blockchain company Filament is working with the University of Nevada, Reno, to research autonomous vehicle technology. The research is intended to help develop new standards for the internet of things as it relates to self-driving vehicles.

<h1>The Future Of Bitcoin</h1>

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New York Times writer Nathaniel Popper discusses how bitcoin is currently being used, who is using it, and how the technology will eventually fit into the lives of everyday people.

<h1>Japanese Officials Investigate 2 Crypto Exchanges</h1>

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency paid a visit to cryptocurrency exchanges Huobi and Fisco last week. The investigations were sparked by changes in management at both companies and intended to ensure that the exchanges were adhering to customer protection and anti-money laundering regulations.

<h1>Some Mt. Gox Users Receive Compensation Letter</h1>

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Although there is no indication as to when or how Mt. Gox users will be compensated, some users received an email stating that the parties which objected to rehabilitation claims had withdrawn their complaints and that the claims are now moving forward. Some users who failed to file a claim received the letter as well, potentially meaning they could also receive compensation.

<h1>The Rise Of Tokenized Securities Exchanges</h1>

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Juan Hernandez, CEO of security token trading platform OpenFinance, talks about the importance of security tokens and security token exchanges, as well as the mounting competition between exchanges.

<h1>White Paper Writer Speaks Out</h1>

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A white paper writer talks about cryptocurrency and blockchain startup companies forcing writers to fabricate business models, make up false funding budgets, and blatantly plagiarize patented technology.

<h1>Vitalik Suggests Raising Stake Rewards</h1>

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Vitalik proposes that rewards for stakers be raised from 2.5 percent to almost 6 percent, as long as at least 10 million ETH has been staked. Vitalik thinks this increase will improve the health of the Ethereum platform, help boost its security, and reduce inflation rates.

<h1>Venezuelans Starting To Use Petro</h1>

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Nicolás Maduro’s petro cryptocurrency is still viewed by many as a scam, but with the launch of crypto exchanges such as Amberes, Venezuelans are starting to buy and trade the token for a variety of reasons.

<h1>What Went On At The Odyssey Hackathon?</h1>

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The Odyssey Hackathon, purportedly the “world’s biggest blockchain & AI hackathon,” took place in the Dutch city of Groningen last week. The hackathon included 1,500 participants from 29 different countries. Projects focused on using blockchain technology to help solve societal challenges, such as finding alternatives to fossil fuel, inclusive banking, and international travel.

<h1>Interview With CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo</h1>

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo talks about how the CFTC is using its 80-year-old protocol to regulate new technology and the risks of a clearinghouse holding its own digital currency. He also alludes to some of the reasons that may be contributing to the delay in a Bakkt bitcoin futures exchange.