Missed last week’s top blockchain/crypto stories? Check out our quick round-up

We know you're extremely busy and it's sometimes tough to keep up with what's going on in the crazy world of blockchain and crypto. So we have put together a round-up of the most important stories from the past week - and where to read more about them on Coin Rivet

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled hit with SEC ICO charges

These are the SEC’s first cases to charge touting violations involving ICOs.

Vakt Global claims a bit of blockchain history

Vakt Global has launched its enterprise grade blockchain platform in its first market, oil and gas.

ConsenSys Labs backs AZTEC

ConsenSys’ Ethereum incubator, ConsenSys Labs, has led a $2.1 million seed investment into AZTEC.

Veteran tech VC heads up Foundation for Interwallet Operability and FIO Protocol

Tech venture capitalist David Gold has brought together several crypto wallets and exchanges for the launch of the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) and FIO Protocol. 

Nasdaq moves ahead with plan to list Bitcoin futures despite falling price

Nasdaq has plans to list Bitcoin futures despite tumbling prices this month, according to insiders.

“The important thing to remember is that the fundamentals haven’t changed. If you look at historical analysis, these bear markets tend to get deeper and deeper. We’ve had two of them recently and this one looks like it could go down to $3,350 but people shouldn’t be surprised if that happens, although it doesn’t change the long-term outlook”

Binance to add PAX as base currency

The Paxos Standard Token (PAX) is being added as a base currency on the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance.

Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is keeping the crypto faith

Times are tough right now but Bitcoin will reach up to $20,000 in 2019, according to Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital.

Ohio scores a crypto first with Bitcoin/tax bills move

Ohio has become the first US state to accept Bitcoin for tax bills.

Starting this week, local businesses can visit OhioCrypto.com and register to pay some taxes with the cryptocurrency. The initiative will eventually expand to individuals.

Overstock boss preps big bet on blockchain

Patrick Byrne, Founder and CEO of Overstock, is looking to sell the retail arm of his company in the next few months and devote his time to blockchain projects.

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