💠 ethereum core developers discussed an update to the network’s hashing algorithm that would reduce the incentive to mine ether with asic devices.
via the block

🇯🇵 japan’s financial services agency (fsa) is considering allowing bitcoin exchange-traded funds (etf).
via bloomberg

👩‍⚖️ u.s.-d cryptocurrency exchange kraken received about three times more law enforcement requests in 2018 compared to the preceding year.
via ccn

the state of colorado submitted a new bill on crypto regulation, proposing to make cryptocurrencies exempt from certain state securities laws.
via bitcoin.com

the state of texas may oblige the issuers of stablecoins to obtain specific licenses, updated guidance from the state department of banking says.

The Block
Ethereum Core Devs greenlight ASIC-resistant update, but launch timeline still uncertain
Friday’s Ethereum Core Dev Meeting agenda discussed the approval of a proposal to update the current Ethereum hashing algorithm. The proposal, referred to as ProgPoW, aims to reduce the incentive to mine ETH with ASICs — a specialized mining chip — by optimizing GPU efficiency and minimizing the ..