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The Digital Asset Review
APRIL 16, 2019
Could the IEO be the New ICO?

"Simply put, initial exchange offerings are ICOs that are closed off to the public. Instead of marketing new cryptocurrencies to everyone, companies are now using crypto exchanges to preview projects and offer tokens to their customers. The project teams behind the new coins need to comply with the exchange’s requirements. The exchange, in return, protects the contributors to the project."

'Satoshi's Treasure' Is a Global Puzzle With a $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

"Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the keys to this bitcoin wallet were divided into 1,000 fragments, requiring a minimum of 400 key fragments to move the funds. Players can collect and unravel clues any way they want, even selling leads if they choose. Meltzer himself donated a significant portion of the bitcoin loot, with unnamed angel investors capping it off. The game itself has no rules."
Craig Wright Ratchets up Legal Fight, Issues Threats to Critics

Craig Wright continued his campaign of serving legal threats to those claiming he is a fraud. Today, legal notices were served to Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and popular podcaster Peter McCormack.

Craig Wright is an Australian computer scientist who claims, in the face of widespread skepticism, that he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. "

IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

"The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break. The IRS’s proposed regulations make it clear that the agency considers a planning technique known as “crack and pack” to be abusive. The move had been eyed by professional service providers, such as law and accounting firms, to get around income limits set for pass-through businesses, whose income is reported on their owners’ personal returns."

Financial Stability Board Publishes Crypto Assets Regulators Directory

"The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a “Crypto Assets Regulators Directory.” The document was recently distributed at the April G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting.

The purpose of the Crypto Assets directory is to provide information on the relevant regulators and other authorities in FSB jurisdictions and international bodies who are attempting to manage or regulate emerging digital assets."

Opera Announces Brand New Browser with Native Crypto Wallet

Norwegian company Opera is releasing the first major computer browser which will include a native crypto Wallet and Web 3 explorer. With the new browser the company is seeking to improve the quality of people’s digital lives through increased privacy and security features, as well as a new design of its interface. The new feature, called the Reborn 3, lets people make transactions and interact with the Blockchain-based internet of the future, also known as Web 3. "

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