Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Cryptocurrency Recommendations

The Indian government panel appointed to recommend cryptocurrency measures has reportedly submitted its report to the country’s finance minister, suggesting a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies. The actual content of the report has yet to be announced publicly. Industry participants weigh in on speculation about the report’s content. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own Death

A former administrator from the now-defunct Silk Road marketplace is recounting his story in a tell-all book and movie deal. After being arrested in 2013, darknet moderator Curtis Green was involved in a bizarre conspiracy with corrupt Silk Road investigators and was later told to fake his own death. Also read: Tales From A Dead Man: […]

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Report: Swiss City of Zug Named Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe

The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, has been named the fastest growing technology community in Europe. Zug ranked atop the “State of European Tech” report by London-based global investment firm Atomico last week, on the strength of its year-on-year growth of attendees to tech-related meetup events. Also read: Malaysian Financial Regulators to […]

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Cherry on Top Bitcoin ABC, Bitmain, Ver Target of Suit Following BCH Split

n nn nn As if the drama surrounding the recent Bitcoin Cash split needed a sequel, the vaudevillian sideshow has reached a new stage the legal arena.A suit spearheaded by United American Corporation UnitedCorp, a telecom company with a little-known blockchain subsidiary, BlockNum, is taking legal aim at Bitmain and its cofounder Jihan Wu Bitcoin.com […]

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Cherry on Top: Bitcoin ABC, Bitmain, Ver Target of Suit Following BCH Split

As if the drama surrounding the recent Bitcoin Cash split needed a sequel, the vaudevillian sideshow has reached a new stage: the legal arena. A suit spearheaded by United American Corporation (UnitedCorp), a telecom company with a little-known blockchain subsidiary, BlockNum, is taking legal aim at Bitmain and its cofounder Jihan Wu; Bitcoin.com and its […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bounces But Bears Still in Control

Bitcoin price just pulled off a nice 10% bounce with the next level of resistance at $3,700. Let’s take a look at what can happen next? Bitcoin Price: Market Overview Bitcoin price 00 dropped to a new yearly low at $3,210 and the overall market cap now rests at $110.6 Billion. Clearly, bears are still running the […]

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Text-Enabled BCH Payments Now Available in 35 Countries With Cointext

Cointext has announced that its bitcoin cash wallet service has just launched in the Ukraine and Italy. Cointext is now connected to 35 countries worldwide and the wallet works on any smartphone as well as basic feature phones. Also read: Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure Cointext Connects to the Ukraine and […]

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New Report Updates Cryptocurrency Exchange Ratings

A quarterly ratings report has upgraded the score previously given to seven cryptocurrency exchanges, while downgrading four. It has also added seven new exchanges, rating them on such metrics as trading volume, security, and compliance. In related news, Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) has begun tracking the hot and cold wallets of exchanges as part of […]

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The Daily: Trustology Raises $8 million, SEC Fines Crypto Fund Coinalpha

U.K.-based startup Trustology, which develops storage solutions for digital assets, has raised $8 million in funding and we’ve got the news in this edition of The Daily. We also look at the SEC’s decision to fine another crypto company for breaching U.S. securities laws and HTC’s decision to have Brave as the default web browser […]

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Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has beta launched a public voting system for screening new coins to be listed on its exchange. The platform, Pickthumb, aims to boost transparency and fairness in Bithumb’s listing process. Five coins are currently being evaluated with the current voting round ending in nine days. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides […]

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Korean Court Case Alleges Government’s ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

A constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional. It has been more than a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any regulations for them, causing problems for startups. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies

A Melbourne-based company is now offering crypto-backed loans. Helio operates under an Australian Credit License (ACL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In the current bear market, cryptocurrency holders can borrow fiat money and keep their digital coins for better times.    Also read: Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors Helio […]

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Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure

In late November, the creators of the Simple Ledger Protocol announced the launch of Ledger Treasure, a contest in which contestants must solve a puzzle to win over $100 worth of bitcoin cash (BCH). On Dec. 6, Simple Ledger developer James Cramer revealed the winner of the first puzzle solved by gaining access to the […]

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Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

South Korea will push for major cryptocurrency adoption, claims a new report, strengthening the spotlight on the tech hub which forms one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world.  Also read: Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Crypto Taxation Plans South Korea’s Enthusiasm for Tech As one of the most innovative countries in the world, it’s no […]

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Malaysian Financial Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

Malaysia’s securities regulator and central bank are to strengthen their scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs) through new rules meant to eliminate issues of unfair trade practices and alleged risk of money laundering and terrorism financing. The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said they will also tighten regulation in the trade […]

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BCH App ‘Honest Cash’ Sees Significant Growth and Adds Native Wallet

Social media platform Honest Cash has activated 200 new users and added a few new features, according to its creator Adrian Barwicki. News.Bitcoin.com reported on its initial launch during the last week of November, when the blogging platform started with the first 100 registrants. Also read: ‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last […]

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Wendy McElroy: Avoiding Fraud by Going Crypto-Anarchist

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 8 Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-Anarchist A transfer on the blockchain is a simplistic peer-to-peer contract, which memorializes the terms for those involved and is seen to be valid by the surrounding community through transparency. It is […]

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The Daily: Binance Offers Multiple Accounts, Huobi Plans Institutional Exchange

In this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced support for multiple accounts and we’ve got all the details. Elsewhere, digital asset exchange Huobi wants to launch a regulated platform for institutional investors under its Gibraltar license. Finally, we cover a warning about an unauthorized crypto brokerage that has been issued by regulators […]

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Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

With no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy. You either mined them or begged someone on the Bitcointalk forum to sell to you OTC. Then, along came a developer called Gavin Andresen who created a faucet that allowed anyone to claim free BTC. Also read: Bitcoin History […]

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Bipartisan Bitcoin Bills to Step up Consumer Protection in the U.S.

Two United States congressmen have introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent alleged cryptocurrency price manipulation while aiming to position the U.S. at the forefront of innovation within the digital asset industry. Also read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing Bank Accounts of Crypto Exchange Orionx Protection From Price Manipulation The Virtual Currency Consumer […]

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Brazillian Bitcoin Exchange Sends User $35M in Bug-Induced Error

Accidental millionaire Kaique Nunes has a bug to thank after his withdrawal request of 500 reals ($128) erroneously returned a cool 137 million reals ($35.13 million) from Brazilian bitcoin exchange Bitcambio. Nunes was not too eager to part with his overnight millions when Bitcambio started contacting to effect a reversal of the transaction, suspecting an […]

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‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

In October, an early access game called Crypto Crisis was released on the digital distribution platform Steam. The recently launched title rewinds time to the year 2009 and lets players mine coins on a simulation of the Bitcoin network by utilizing historical data from the last decade. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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U.S. SEC Delays Decision on VanEck's Bitcoin ETF Until February 2019

n nn nn The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission SEC has postponed its decision to approve or disapprove the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin exchange-traded fund ETF. Per an official document published by the agency, the new deadline to review the VanEck proposal has been shifted to February 27, 2019, which the regulator claims would afford it the […]

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TrueUSD Is Now a Base Pair on Binance

n nn nn Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added TrustTokens TrueUSD TUSD as a base currency, expanding the stablecoins available trading pairs.Adding to TUSDs original BTC pair, Binance will add the following trading pairs BNB/TUSD, ETH/TUSD, XRP/TUSD, EOS/TUSD and XLM/TUSD. The pairs, however, have not been integrated yet, and representatives from TrustToken told Bitcoin Magazine […]

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BitGo Hires Trust Company Veteran as CEO of Its Custody Arm

n nn nn BitGo has a new CEO for its custody business.The cryptocurrency solution provider has recruited Richard Corcoran as its new chief executive officer. Having retired some years back after over 30 years in the traditional banking and finance industry, Corcoran has come out of retirement to lead the BitGo Trust Company, BitGo’s crypto […]

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World of Ether is Now Live! Game on

The highly anticipated crypto-collectibles dApp, World of Ether (WoE), has officially launched its mainnet! World of Ether is LIVE!! Start exploring at https://t.co/gzqosL76JV pic.twitter.com/cxM9p7ZYyN — World of Ether (@WorldofEther) November 24, 2018 World of Ether World of Ether is a blockchain-based game that is centered around collecting, breeding, fighting, and selling monsters. The developers behind […]

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Bitcoin Address Illuminates Amsterdam’s Lights Festival

Residents of the Herengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous canalside streets, have been confronted by a curious combination of illuminated letters and numbers. The large 34-character display has provoked curiosity and more than a little confusion. Part of Amsterdam Light Festival, the gaudy installation is in fact a bitcoin address with a benevolent cause attached. […]

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USDT Volume Up Despite Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Dropping

The ongoing drama surrounding the opaque operations of Tether throughout 2018 has driven the proliferation of similar pegged currencies, leading to USDT’s dominance over the stablecoin markets waning. Despite this shift, USDT trade volume has risen 100 percent since tether’s dramatic decoupling from its dollar peg in October. Also Read: Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers […]

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Coinbase Opens the Door to More Than 30 New Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase has announced that it plans to list over 30 cryptocurrencies, with many more to follow. In its largest listing spree to date, the California-based exchange will add dozens of cryptocurrencies in the coming months, including dai, mana and neo. Moving forward, Coinbase ultimately plans to add over 90 percent of “all compliant digital assets.” […]

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Cryptocurrency Downturn: A Tough December All Around

The cryptocurrency market is taking a tumble again today, marking another crypto downturn for what has been a tough December. BTC has fallen another 11% in the last 24 hours. It had previously fallen 8% only one week ago today. At the time of writing, the world’s largest coin is selling for $3,287 USD. Cryptocurrency […]

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BitGo Hires Trust Company Veteran as CEO of Its Custody Arm

BitGo has a new CEO for its custody business. The cryptocurrency solution provider has recruited Richard Corcoran as its new chief executive officer. Having retired some years back after over 30 years in the traditional banking and finance industry, Corcoran has come out of retirement to lead the BitGo Trust Company, BitGo’s crypto custody arm. […]

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Signature Bank Launches Ethereum-Based Payments Solution for Institutional Clients

The New York-based commercial bank has created a payments solution that is powered by a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain. Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial bank, has partnered with trueDigital Holdings, LLC, a New York-based global financial technology firm, to launch a new digital payments platform. The new platform is dubbed “Signet” […]

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After Year-Long Wait New York-Based Exchange Gemini Lists Bitcoin Cash

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini announced the launch of bitcoin cash (BCH) support and detailed that BCH will be available for trading on the platform this weekend. Bitcoin cash supporters have been waiting for Gemini to list BCH since the fork on Aug. 1, 2017. Beginning Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. EST, customers will be able to deposit […]

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Six EU Nations Sign Agreement to Regulate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Government of Malta this week announced the signing of a joint declaration of cooperation on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). They joined a group of six other Southern European countries; France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Transformative Technology The countries released a joint-statement noting a shared view that the digital sphere is an ideal […]

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TrueUSD Is Now a Base Pair on Binance

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added TrustToken’s TrueUSD (TUSD) as a base currency, expanding the stablecoin’s available trading pairs.  Adding to TUSD’s original BTC pair, Binance will add the following trading pairs: BNB/TUSD, ETH/TUSD, XRP/TUSD, EOS/TUSD and XLM/TUSD. The addition of TrueUSD as a quote currency offers more options to traders on the platform, who […]

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U.S. SEC Delays Decision on VanEck's Bitcoin ETF Until February 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision to approve or disapprove the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Per an official document published by the agency, the new deadline to review the VanEck proposal has been shifted to February 27, 2019, which the regulator claims would afford it the time needed to […]

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Linux Rabbit Attacks IoT Devices to Secretly Mine Monero

The global cryptocurrency mining malware trend isn’t coming to an end anytime soon. A newly discovered malware strain specifically targets Linux and IoT devices. This is a different approach as most of these attacks focus on Windows devices. Researchers are concerned this new mining software will only make cryptojacking an even bigger problem. Known as […]

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SEC to Decide Fate of Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF by Late February

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), which will trade on Cboe BZX Exchange. The SEC has received more than 1,600 comments and will make a decision by February next year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Adds Paypal Withdrawals, Gazprombank to Manage Crypto Assets

In this edition of The Daily, Coinbase customers in certain regions can now link their Paypal accounts to withdraw fiat and sell cryptocurrencies. Also, Russia’s third-largest bank is working to launch a digital asset management service in Switzerland, and Koinex, India’s leading crypto exchange, has set up a new development center in Bengaluru, the country’s […]

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‘Buffett Bet 2.0’ – Investment Fund Puts $1M on Bitcoin to Outperform S&P 500

Asset manager, Morgan Creek Digital, is offering an interesting wager if anyone is willing to take it. It’s willing to bet $1 million, that its Bitcoin-focused Digital Asset Index Fund outperforms the S&P500 over the next ten years. Buffett Bet 2.0 The fund tracks ten major cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, although the […]

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Cryptocurrency Scams in Singapore Net $78,000 in Just 3 Months

Cryptocurrency scams can be pretty lucrative as a string of them in Singapore has netted $78,000 in just three months. As P.T. Barnum is reported to have said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The reality is that many people are quite susceptible to get-rich-quick pitches from unscrupulous actors. A number of cryptocurrency scams in […]

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Markets Update: Leading Cryptos Grind to New Lows for 2018

In the last 24 hours, many leading cryptocurrency markets have broken down to post new lows for 2018. The bloodshed has seen BCH fall below $100 for the first time ever, while the market cap of ETH has fallen below $10 billion for the first time in over a year. The total capitalization of the […]

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Bitmain, Roger Ver, Kraken Sued as Bitcoin Cash Nightmare Continues

Roger Ver, Bitcoin.com, Bitmain, and Kraken are all sued by UnitedCorp over an alleged complot to hijack the Bitcoin Cash network for their own personal gain. United Corp. Sues Bitcoin.com, Bitmain, Kraken If the Bitcoin Cash fork fall-out that made November one of crypto’s most volatile months on record wasn’t bad enough, the nightmare continues. Although, […]

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Bitcoin SV Price Analysis: BSV/USD Enjoying Gains While Rivals Slump

Bitcoin SV is a rose among the thorns as it seems able to withstand major losses in the crypto market to spark and upside break from consolidation. Price was previously stuck inside a descending triangle pattern and the break higher suggests that further rallies are due. However, the price is hitting resistance at the 115.00 […]

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International Cooperation ‘Critical’ to SEC Action Against ICOs

Steven Peikin, co-director of the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently described international cooperation as playing a critical role in facilitating investigations in the initial coin offering (ICO) sector. Also Read: Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling Prices  ‘Daunting Task’ of Identifying Misconduct Speaking at Harvard Law School, […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Another Key Support Breakdown

Bitcoin is resuming its slide after consolidating close to the top of the descending channel on the 1-hour time frame. Price broke below a short-term falling wedge previously highlighted, as well as the yearly lows to create new ones. Price could be due to test the mid-channel area of interest on the descending channel around […]

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Ways to Track Monero and Zcash Sought by U.S. Government

The U.S. government is seeking development of ways to forensically track privacy-focused cryptos like Monero and Zcash. One of the main traits of cryptocurrency is its supposed anonymity. However, Bitcoin and other major virtual currencies can be easily traced, which has led to the creation of privacy-focused coins like Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR). Such […]

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SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last Delay In July Bitcoinist reported that the SEC’s decision on the commodity-backed […]

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Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers Cryptocurrency Fund Will Beat S&P 500

Cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital is betting $1 million that its crypto fund will outperform the S&P 500, calling the challenge Buffett Bet 2.0 to mimic the billionaire investor’s famous bet. The wager is expected to be taken by “someone who is bullish on the S&P 500, or someone who thinks cryptocurrencies are worthless […]

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Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling Prices

The price of bitcoin core (BTC) has dropped considerably over the past few months, significantly affecting individuals and organizations that mine the cryptocurrency. According to recent reports, many miners in China are now short selling bitcoins to hedge against falling digital asset prices. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Are Still Blood Red Some Chinese Miners Are […]

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Cryptocurrency Still a Minute Portion of Money Laundering Crimes, Says Police in Japan

Law enforcement in Japan says cryptocurrency money laundering constitutes only a minor portion of the total cases of money laundering in the country. This assertion comes even as police authorities say instances of virtual currency-related money laundering are on the rise. Two Percent According to the Japan Times, the country’s National Police Agency (NPA) announced […]

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Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New Owner

Cryptocurrency exchange Wex, successor of the infamous BTC-e, has a new owner. Dmitry Havchenko, a former Ukrainian entrepreneur turned separatist fighter, has reportedly bought the coin trading platform through a family member. He now wants to restore it and also to track down the lost “Vinnik’s treasure.” Also read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go […]

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Bithumb Overtook Binance as Largest Spot Exchange by Daily Volumes in November

Cryptocompare, the cryptocurrency market data aggregator, has published its monthly exchange review for November 2018, offering insights about the latest changes in the global market using transaction data from over 70 trading venues. Also Read: IRS to Face Record Number of Crypto-Related Loss Claims Key Findings in the Report The authors of the report found that […]

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Extensive Bear Trend Forces ConsenSys to Slightly Pivot its Business Model

The ongoing cryptocurrency market pressure causes many side effects. For Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, tough decisions have to be made. His company, ConsenSys, will undergo a restructuring in the near future. This change will help the firm avoid unnecessary friction from this extended bear market. ConsenSys Feels the Market Pressure Every company involved in cryptocurrency […]

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Crypto Playing Cards: New Cards that Will Help Crypto Adoption

Crypto wants to switch up the financial sector. Why not do so while playing cards!? A Switzerland-based company is now selling Crypto Playing Cards online. Crypto Playing Cards There are no Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, or Hearts in this deck. Rather, the cards are all about cryptocurrency. Players will play their hand with the specially designed crypto […]

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The US Department of Homeland Security Offers $800K for Blockchain-Based Anti-Forgery Software Development

The US Government has just released an announcement that it is offering grants up to $800 thousand for the development of a blockchain-based anti-forgery solution. The US Department of Homeland Security is focusing its blockchain efforts on enhancing its capabilities of spotting fake documentation. US Department of Homeland Security and Blockchain The DHS, through its […]

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Crypto Accounting Firm Predicts Massive Loss Claims in IRS Tax Filings for 2019

With more people rushing into the cryptocurrency market since late 2017 and the subsequent year-long bear market in 2018, one accounting envisages a barrage of loss claims in cryptocurrency and Bitcoin tax filings next year. Record Loss Claims in Cryptocurrency Tax Filings In a press release by NODE40 – a cryptocurrency accounting firm, the company […]

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What Grin and Mimblewimble Mean for the Future of Bitcoin Privacy

In a little over a month, one of the most eagerly anticipated cryptocurrency projects in recent times will launch. There will be no ICO or premine, and, like the transactions themselves, the project team are highly private. Grin, the first network to utilize Mimblewimble cryptography, has wide-ranging implications for privacy that could ultimately shape the […]

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R3 Launches Corda Settler; Selects Ripple’s XRP as Its First Supported Cryptocurrency

R3 – a blockchain solutions developer for businesses – has launched its new Corda Settler application and chosen Ripple’s XRP to be its first supported cryptocurrency. So, What Does the Platform Do? The platform is designed to allow financial obligations raised on the Corda blockchain to be made through virtually any of the world’s global […]

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Binance Showcases Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

n nn nn Binance just offered its users an in-depth sneak peek of its forthcoming decentralized exchange DEX. Announced in March of 2018, the decentralized exchange will be built on Binances own Binance chain, the soon-to-be base layer for BNB, Binances trading currency that is currently an ERC-20 token.A December 4, 2018, YouTube video posted […]

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Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation Using the Blockchain for Good

n nn nn As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation SAF, Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking.Zhang earned her bachelor’s degree in […]

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Previously Inactive Whales Are Moving Large Amounts of BTC

Earlier this week, armchair sleuths began pointing out that large amounts of cryptocurrency from long-dormant addresses have been on the move. For instance, one wallet that’s been inactive since its inception in 2013 moved 66,452 BTC — worth around $245 million — to an unknown address. Hours later, a few more addresses from the top […]

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Where Will Bitcoin Price Go as It Nears November Lows?

The Bitcoin price was hovering near its lowest levels in 14 months December 6 a fresh downturn continued to take its toll on investors. Another Grim Day For Bitcoin Traders Having lost support at $4000 Tuesday, 00 slipped further towards lows set last month around $3500, reaching $3680 before appearing to claim new support at […]

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Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing […]

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Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking. Zhang earned her bachelor’s degree in art history […]

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Tech Expert Predicts Resurgence of Cryptocurrencies in 2019

The economic slowdown will trigger traction for cryptocurrencies again in 2019, believes the co-founder of Thomas Crown Art. Are Cryptos Dead? Cryptocurrencies have had a terrible year so far. After reaching an all-time high of over $800 billion in market capitalization in January 2018, the cryptocurrency market has lost over $700 billion throughout the year. […]

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IRS to Face Record Number of Loss Claims, Says Crypto Accounting Firm

Node40, a developer of bitcoin tax-reporting software, expects the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive a record number of cryptocurrency-related tax return claims this year, as it predicts that many investors will decide to declare their losses. Also Read: G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets Pros and Cons of Reporting Cryptocurrency traders […]

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Quadruples Since November

Lightning Network continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with capacity now topping 460 BTC, and a reported 16,000+ channels. Lightning Network Sees Accelerating Growth It feels like Lightning Network (LN), bitcoin’s energetic, frugal young apprentice, is in the news every other week. Certainly, LN is regularly breaking fresh milestones, although to be fair, there are […]

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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Steeper Decline in the Works?

Bitcoin Cash seems to be unstoppable in its decline as it currently trades inside a descending channel and attempts to break below support. If this does push through, a steeper slide could be seen. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. […]

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Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing Bank Accounts of Crypto Exchange Orionx

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of Chile has ruled that state-owned Bancoestado was justified in closing the accounts of cryptocurrency exchange Orionx without explanation. The judges ruled that the bank acted in compliance with laws on money laundering and terrorist financing, a threat allegedly posed by censorship-resistant, decentralized cryptocurrencies. Also read: Finma: Crypto Startups […]

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Denmark Has Over 1,500 Restaurants That Accept Bitcoin

Strapped for cash with a bad case of the munchies? You’re in luck. If you live in Denmark, that is. You can now use your bitcoins again at Hungry.dk to order online takeaway from over 1,500 restaurants. Denmark may be more famous for its pastries and its Vikings, but it seems the small Northern European […]

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The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now offering institutional accounts and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also, Okex is launching a new derivative product, while crypto derivatives exchange Erisx has raised $27.5 million and Nasdaq has confirmed that it’s planning to launch bitcoin futures next year.   Also read: Binance Shows DEX Preview, Ohio to […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Bears Regaining the Upper Hand?

Bitcoin has broken below its symmetrical triangle consolidation pattern to signal that further losses are likely. In addition, the price is trading inside a short-term descending channel and looks prime for a test of resistance. This resistance is around the broken triangle bottom, which might serve as an area of interest, and also the 100 […]

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Nasdaq Bitcoin Futures Confirmed for 2019 Launch

Nasdaq recently confirmed reports of its Bitcoin futures launch set for 2019. The US stock exchange operator says that it is committed to its investments in the emerging cryptocurrency market. Nasdaq Bitcoin Futures According to Joseph Christinat, the Vice President of the exchange’s media team, the Nasdaq Bitcoin futures launch will happen in 2019. This […]

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Bitwise Launches Bitcoin Fund, Driven by Client Interest

Bitwise Asset Management has launched two new cryptocurrency funds, one of which only invests in BTC. The launch “is driven by inbound client interest and investor dissatisfaction with existing options,” the company says. The market downturn has also given investors “a unique opportunity to enter the market at prices many thought we’d never see again.” […]

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Report: Bitcoin Will Reclaim Dominance in 2019 as Altcoins Lose Out

Bitcoin will regain its market dominance in 2019 as altcoins lose their attractiveness to investors, according to a new report. Bitcoin to Gain Dominance Again The report was published by A.T. Kearney, an American global management consulting firm. In a report from Forbes, the report noted: By the end of 2019, Bitcoin will reclaim nearly two-thirds of […]

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CryptoCompare Adds Commercial API Market Data Service to Existing Free Service

New API service launched in response to customer demand for commercially scalable and customizable cryptocurrency data solutions. London, 4 December 2018: CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces the launch of its new API service in response to customer demand for more complex and highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions. CryptoCompare provides real-time, high-quality […]

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CryptocCompare Adds Commercial API Market Data Service to Existing Free Service

New API service launched in response to customer demand for commercially scalable and customizable cryptocurrency data solutions. London, 4 December 2018: CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces the launch of its new API service in response to customer demand for more complex and highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions. CryptoCompare provides real-time, high-quality […]

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R3 Announces Global Payment App With XRP as Base Currency

n nn nn R3 has unveiled a new app on their international blockchain, a global payment platform that uses Ripples XRP as its initial base currency.The app, dubbed Corda Settler, continues R3s track record for pursuing ambitious blockchain projects, and it is allegedly purpose-built to allow for payment obligations raised on the Corda blockchain platform […]

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Digital Natural Selection

Just as the recent slide in crypto and tech stocks has put pressure on investors, it is also testing the business models of tech businesses across the board.  When the system is flush with cash it’s much easier for entrepreneurs and investors to test ideas, but when the money starts tightening up, market prices fall, and […]

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Venezuelans Remain Skeptical After President Maduro Raises Petro’s Value

Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency designed to counter inflation, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the Venezuelan president’s decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by President’s Latest Proclamation Venezuelans have blasted […]

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Conflux Raises $35 Million to Boost Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Bitcoin may be the king of crypto, but it’s technology is often considered too slow to compete with the likes of Tron and Ethereum. That’s why a company called Conflux is working to speed it up. Some of Bitcoin’s Weaknesses The venture recently announced the end of a $35 million funding round led predominantly by […]

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R3 Announces Global Payment App With XRP as Base Currency

R3 has unveiled a new app on their international blockchain, a global payment platform that uses Ripple’s XRP as its initial base currency. The app, dubbed Corda Settler, continues R3’s track record for pursuing  ambitious blockchain projects, and it is allegedly “purpose-built to allow for payment obligations raised on the Corda blockchain platform to be […]

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Binance Showcase Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

n nn nn Binance just offered its users an in-depth sneak peek of its forthcoming decentralized exchange DEX. Announced in March of 2018, the decentralized exchange will be built on Binances own Binance chain, the soon-to-be base layer for BNB, Binances trading currency that is currently an ERC-20 token.A December 4, 2018, YouTube video posted […]

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Coinmarketbook Gauges Cryptocurrencies by Buy Support Rather Than Market Cap

A lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and market observers reference websites that measure the digital asset economy by market capitalization. Now there’s a new data website, Coinmarketbook.cc, that calculates a cryptocurrency’s buy support based on order books held on various exchanges. Also read: US Law Enforcement Wants Surveillance Tools for Privacy Coins   ‘Market Cap is a […]

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Will the US Air Force Soon Be Using Blockchain for Supply Chain?

The grad school for the United States Air Force just developed a tool to help supply chain professionals learn about blockchain. The US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) released its free tool in hopes of advancing the current infrastructure built around supply chain management. This news was released by the US business journal Modern […]

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A Blockchain for Europe: A New Association Sets Out to Educate

It seems that blockchain ventures are popping up almost by the day. In order to promote understanding and regulation of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), a ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association has formed. The latest endeavor comes from four already pretty major and renowned blockchain companies that have joined forces to establish the Association. Blockchain for Europe […]

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‘Market Cap is a Lie’ – Bitcoin Buy Support Dwarfs Ethereum, Altcoins

Bitcoin buy support is a superior metric to coin market capitalization for measuring the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, according to a new monitoring resource. ‘Market Cap Is A Lie’ CoinMarketBook, deliberately named to shadow the current ‘go-to’ directory for cryptocurrency statistics Coinmarketcap, launched in October – but its mission is markedly different. “Market cap […]

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Blockland Solutions Conference in Cleveland Touches on the Future of Disruptive Technology

The recent Blockland Solutions Conference held in Cleveland touched on ways in which the technology could be integrated into our everyday lives. U.S. Representative Warren Davidson definitely appears to be a man on a crypto mission. Live Bitcoin News previously reported that the Ohio congressman had hosted a roundtable discussion with attendees from the crypto industry alongside those from […]

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Binance Showcase Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

Binance just offered its users an in-depth sneak peek of its forthcoming decentralized exchange (DEX). Announced in March of 2018, the decentralized exchange will be built on Binance’s own Binance chain, the soon-to-be base layer for BNB, Binance’s trading currency that is currently an ERC-20 token. A December 4, 2018, YouTube video posted by Binance’s […]

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Bitfury Is Implementing Lightning Into Crypto Payment Platform Paytomat

n nn nn The Bitfury Group has recently announced a partnership with crypto payment processing system Paytomat, working to bring the Lightning Network to Paytomats participating merchants.According to a recent Medium post made by LightningPeach, Bitfurys in-house specialized Lightning Network engineering team, the Bitfury Group is pouring its resources into Paytomats wallet and vendor system, […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Are Still Blood Red

As 2018 nears an end, cryptocurrency prices are dipping once again, having seen significant losses since the start of the year. This Wednesday, Dec. 5, the entire digital asset economy is valued at roughly $120 billion and most of the top 10 coins have lost 6-15% in value over the last 24 hours and 15-35% […]

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Bitfury Is Implementing Lightning Into Crypto Payment Platform Paytomat

The Bitfury Group has recently announced a partnership with crypto payment processing system Paytomat, working to bring the Lightning Network to Paytomat’s participating merchants. According to a recent Medium post made by LightningPeach, “Bitfury’s in-house specialized Lightning Network engineering team,” the Bitfury Group is pouring its resources into Paytomat’s wallet and vendor system, enabling “users […]

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Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors

Three Ukrainian companies have developed an English-language chat bot that provides consulting services to businesses and investors in the crypto industry. The AI-based platform, Ailo, offers a range of automated services but it can also deal with cases that require human intervention and professional legal advice. Also read: Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items […]

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BitGive Launches Bitcoin Donation Platform GiveTrack 1.0 on Mainnet

n nn nn Having announced the beta version of its blockchain-based donation platform GiveTrack in 2017, the BitGive Foundation has now launched the GiveTrack 1.0 on the mainnet.The GiveTrack platform was created to bring transparency to the donation process. Using the platform, donations can be made with bitcoin, allowing donors to track the progress of […]

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Tether Dominance Of Stablecoin Market Falls To 74%

As 2018 began, with only two competitors, Tether commanded 94 percent of the stablecoin market. With the year seeing the emergence of 8 new players in the space, that dominance has fallen to 74 percent. Flood Waters It seems that the cryptocurrency du jour is the US Dollar, or at least the stablecoins pegged to it. […]

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Crypto Exchange ErisX Gets Backing from Fidelity and Nasdaq Ventures

The investment arms of the multinational financial services firm and the second largest stock exchange in the world have invested in the digital asset platform. ErisX, a Chicago-based derivatives exchange and clearing organization, has raised $27.5 million from investors, including Fidelity Investments and Nasdaq Ventures. The new platform offers fully regulated digital asset futures and […]

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BitGive Launches Bitcoin Donation Platform GiveTrack 1.0 on Mainnet

Having announced the beta version of its blockchain-based donation platform GiveTrack in 2017, the BitGive Foundation has now launched the GiveTrack 1.0 on the mainnet. The GiveTrack platform was created to bring transparency to the donation process. Using the platform, donations can be made with bitcoin, allowing donors to track the progress of the funds […]

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Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token Offerings

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new guidelines pertaining to digital token offerings. The document provides additional clarity on the regulatory requirements for intermediaries that facilitate them, while highlighting the reporting obligations of entities offering capital markets products that are not classified as securities. Also Read: P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin […]

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MikroTik Cryptojacking Threat Now Affects Over 415,000 Routers Worldwide

The number of threats against cryptocurrency users continues to increase. Cryptojacking has been a big problem which only grows worse. New statistics confirm over 415,000 routers globally now mine cryptocurrencies. A very worrisome trend which seemingly can’t be stopped at this time. The Growing Popularity of Cryptojacking Not too long ago, initial reports of cryptojacking […]

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Three Bitcoin Lies That Just Won’t Die

Did you hear that China’s just banned Bitcoin? Or that mining is killing the planet? Course you did. It’s hard to ignore the FUD when it’s all around you, like a thick fog that just won’t shift. Some Bitcoin falsehoods are so pernicious and pervasive they they refuse to die, despite all efforts to set […]

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New Data Shows Grayscale Fund Quietly Buying Bitcoin – Now Controls 1% of Supply

Grayscale investors and a few Ethereum whales have reportedly been accumulating more Bitcoin and Ethereum as the price is at yearly lows. Grayscale Has 1%  of Bitcoin Circulating Supply While 2018 continues to be a challenging year for cryptocurrencies, some big-money players are taking advantage of lower prices to increase their virtual currency holdings. According to […]

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NAGA integrates Binance to broaden the opportunities for BNB holders

BNB holders can now invest in more than 800 financial instruments via NAGA Trader! NAGA, one of Germany’s fastest-growing fintech firms, has announced an integration with Binance, the world’s major cryptocurrency exchange so that the holders and investors of Binance Coin (BNB) can enjoy the services NAGA has to offer with its comprehensive financial ecosystem. […]

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The Daily: Binance Shows DEX Preview, Ohio to Attract Blockchain Startups With Big Investment

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover Binance’s second preview of its upcoming decentralized exchange and how the state of Ohio plans to attract blockchain startups with big investments and tax breaks. We also look at the lifting of a mining moratorium in Washington state and an update on the financial performance of the […]

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XRP Army Blocked on Twitter by Dogecoin Creator

The creator of Dogecoin, Jackson Palmer, has written a script to block the XRP Army on Twitter. There is often nothing as endearing as a dedicated fan. A fan is willing to spread their love and knowledge of their chosen passion near and far. However, there are those who become overzealous and irritate others with […]

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Blockchain Cryptography and the Quantum Threat

Сryptography is a complex science based on information protection. Most of the contemporary internet services such as internet banking, private messaging and personal data protection would not be possible without modern cryptography. A lot of today’s blockchain projects use additional cryptographic solutions, but most of them are not quantum-resistant. However, there are several projects, for […]

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NASDAQ, Fidelity Invest in New Cryptocurrency Exchange

New cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly raised $27.5 million from investors which include NASDAQ Ventures and Fidelity Investments. The platform will offer cryptocurrency trading on spot and future markets starting next year.  Nevermind the Bear Market Seemingly unphased by the current bleeding conditions of the cryptocurrency market, Fidelity Investments and NASDAQ Ventures have reportedly taken part […]

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P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin America and Asia

The heavy selling pressure that has dominated the cryptocurrency markets in recent weeks has coincided with a surge in peer-to-peer (P2P) trade volume across the Localbitcoins markets in Asia and South America. Globally, higher trade activity over the past two weeks has also driven the strongest volume since September 2017, with roughly 12,116 BTC changing […]

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Chatter Report: Pompliano Praises Bitcoin Performance, Antonopoulos Says Death Spiral ‘Unlikely’

In today’s Chatter Report, we explore the different ways crypto influencers have been responding to the low prices of 2018. Some are unfazed like Anthony Pompliano, who still believes that bitcoin is the best performing asset. Others are reassuring like Andreas Antonopoulos, who has been busy addressing concerns about bitcoin being in a death spiral. The rest […]

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Bitmain IPO in ‘Death Spiral’? Rumors Of $740M Q3 Loss as Bitcoin Cash Crashes

Fresh rumors over the financial health of Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain cast a shadow over the company again this week, suggesting it faces losses close to $1 billion. Bitmain’s Worst Quarter? Originally reported by the Twitter account known as BTCKING555 December 3, the author of which almost exclusively tweets about Bitmain, unreleased quarterly earnings data […]

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Japan’s Money Forward Announces Details of Upcoming Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japanese public company Money Forward, operator of a personal budgeting app with 7 million users, is preparing to launch a crypto exchange. Three cryptocurrencies will be supported. A representative of the company has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com about the platform and the company’s future crypto projects. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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