These Bitcoin Easter Eggs Are Hidden in Plain Sight

Easter eggs are everywhere if you know where to look. Spanning all seasons and all forms of multimedia, these inside jokes, hidden puzzles and cryptic messages typically surface in video games, movies, DVD menus and computer software. For cryptocurrency connoisseurs, Bitcoin-based easter eggs are particularly special. Extremely rare and esoteric, their existence can be traced back to Bitcoin’s very beginning. Also read: Cashshuffle Participants Mix $20K of Bitcoin Cash in One Transaction The Storied History of Easter Eggs Easter eggs, defined as a “message, trick, or unusual behavior hidden inside…

SEC Official Says ‘Plain English’ Guidance On ICOs Is Coming

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to clarify when and how cryptocurrencies may be classified as securities, its director of Corporation Finance said Monday. Speaking at the D.C. Fintech Week conference, SEC director William Hinman said the regulatory agency intends to release “plain English” guidance for developers to refer to when planning token offerings. This guidance will help such developers determine on their own whether any potential token offering may be classified as a security or not, according to Hinman, though it’s not clear when the guidance will…