- BTC China on Twitter: “After carefully considering the announcement published by Chinese regulators on 09/04, BTCChina Exchange will stop all trading on 09/30.” (Announcement in Chinese on QQ.) Other products are not affected. This is the end of an era — BTCC was the first Chinese exchange, and presently handles over 10% of global Bitcoin trade volume. The Shanghai Financial Office has apparently issued a “verbal order” (translation) to local exchanges to stop trading by the end of the month.
- It’s the fashion: even the Dubai Financial Services Authority is warning about ICOs.
- An interview with me about why smart contracts are an ill-conceived idea, in Heise Technology Review, Oktober 2017 (in German, paywalled for now). I’ll post my original answers in English when it goes off sale. Well done to the designer for that bubble-popping graphic! I like to think I’m doing my part. Update: Original interview in English.
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