The DLT licensed exchange Covesting announces a Trading Competition with a prize fund of $5000.
Late last month, after Telcoin completed all required documentation for the Virtual Currency Exchange (VCE) license for the Philippines regulator, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and successfully submitted to them, Claude and Eric traveled to Manila to meet with Philippines regulators and conducted a presentation and demo about how Telcoin will serve Filipino users and their relatives.
Telcoin is moving forward and we are happy to announce that recently the BSP concluded that Telcoin’s business model and technology met or exceeded the rigorous standards for required licensing, and have issued the company a formal
“Letter of No Objection” – opening the door for full Telcoin operations in the Philippines in the very near future.
Read more about the latest updates here!
What’s the situation with the Ethereum logo assets? Up until January 2018, the official website had this text on the [assets page](https://web.archive.org/web/20180129172257/https://www.ethereum.org/assets):
>We have a more open approach towards the use of the Ethereum logo that is more community-friendly and supports the greater Ethereum and crypto innovation ecosystem. All current Ethereum logos are under Creative Commons attribution 3.0.
The last sentence that states the license is **not** on the [current version](https://www.ethereum.org/assets) of the page. Anyway, the page instructs to read the [branding page](https://www.ethereum.org/brand) instead if the use is not for an article. That page states:
>We are revising those guidelines in order to have a more open approach towards the use of the Ethereum logo that is more community-friendly and supports the greater Ethereum and crypto innovation ecosystem.
>The Ethereum Foundation may be releasing a special seal for use by approved people or entities for foundation specific advocacy, fundraising, and mission-related efforts; more details will be announced.
This makes it seem like *nobody* is currently allowed to use the logos outside of news articles, before they have revised their guidelines. The PDF on the page doesn’t say anything useful on the matter. I did send a message to the brand email address, but haven’t received a response yet.
I also found out that the logo (without text) has been redistributed on [Wikimedia](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ethereum_logo_2014.svg) a couple of years ago, under the CC Attribution 3.0 Unported license. The [Creative Commons FAQ](https://creativecommons.org/faq/#what-if-i-change-my-mind-about-using-a-cc-license) states:
>CC licenses are not revocable. Once something has been published under a CC license, licensees may continue using it according to the license terms for the duration of applicable copyright and similar rights. As a licensor, you may stop distributing under the CC license at any time, but anyone who has access to a copy of the material may continue to redistribute it under the CC license terms.
If I’m interpreting this right, it means I can use the logo on my website because it was once distributed with the aforementioned license. Although, the logo on Wikimedia doesn’t actually match exactly with the current logo on the assets page, since the colors are a bit different (I checked this via GIMP).
Any thoughts or (official) information on this?
David Jevans: Careful Where You Buy Crypto From! Regulation of crypto assets is a big topic in the current flow of news, with a recent report by The WSJ accusing Shapeshift of money laundering through Monero, a privacy coin that licensed exchanges in Japan were banned from listing.