What Are Lightning Wallets Doing to Help Onboard New Users?

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 26. 15:42

What Are Lightning Wallets Doing to Help Onboard New Users? Andreas M. Antonopoulos rejoins the crew for a look at advances in Lightning technology making new-user adoption easier at a tangible, but minimal cost.

WEF Launches Global Consortium for Crypto Governance

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 26. 15:22

WEF Launches Global Consortium for Crypto Governance The WEF is creating a global consortium to develop a governance framework for cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.

Everybody’s Staking But Who’s Using Proof of Stake Blockchains?

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 26. 13:14

Everybody’s Staking But Who’s Using Proof of Stake Blockchains?

The primary use case for staking blockchains is staking. That is their raison d’être, and thousands of cryptocurrency holders have utilized this provision to increase their holdings by earning staking rewards. As the total amount of staked tokens trends towards 80% for some blockchains, however, it raises questions as to what other utility these chains […]

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Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 26. 10:14

Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court […]

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BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding Proposal

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 26. 07:05

BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding Proposal

Since Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed an infrastructure funding proposal from five major mining pools last week, which would fund BCH devs via redirection of 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards, the Bitcoin Cash community has been understandably bustling with debate, discussion, and suggestions. Reactions have ranged from calling the move a “tax” that is incongruous […]

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Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 26. 02:00

Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges

On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds from centralized digital currency exchanges. However, exchanges holding massive amounts of BTC only saw their reserves grow larger and data shows that Coinbase now holds 1 million BTC ($8.4 billion). Crypto […]

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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 23:00

Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive […]

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The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 20:00

The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors

In late 2019, the remnants of multi-level Ponzi scheme Onecoin crumbled. However, Onecoin’s founder, dubbed the ‘crypto queen,’ Ruja Ignatova, remains on the run and law enforcement haven’t caught up with her yet. Moreover, police are investigating two churches in New Zealand that allegedly have links to the Onecoin operation and founders. Also read: Onecoin […]

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Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products With One That Shorts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 17:00

Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products With One That Shorts Bitcoin

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track the price movements of BCH, BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB, and tezos. Also read: Regulatory Roundup […]

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Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Now Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 17:00

Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Now Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track the price movements of BCH, BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB, and tezos. Also read: Regulatory Roundup […]

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Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 14:00

Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses

The Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces […]

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Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Market Microstructures

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 25. 09:00

Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Market Microstructures Max Boonen, CEO of market maker B2C2, looks at recent trends in crypto market infrastructure.

Bitpay Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Fiat In-App

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 03:50

Bitpay Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Fiat In-App

On January 23, the cryptocurrency payment firm Bitpay announced it will be allowing customers to purchase digital assets using the Bitpay platform. The Atlanta-based company partnered with fiat-to-crypto payment processor Simplex to offer the crypto purchasing experience. Bitpay says the latest feature will provide an “all-in-one solution” for cryptocurrency-related activities. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners With […]

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 25. 00:50

Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned […]

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How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 21:52

How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

Bitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide the Cashfusion team with feedback. News.Bitcoin.com tested the alpha version of Cashfusion so readers can […]

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Major Australian Exchange Expands to Singapore for Crypto-Friendly Regs

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 21:30

Major Australian Exchange Expands to Singapore for Crypto-Friendly Regs Independent Reserve will expand to Singapore to take advantage of its "overwhelmingly positive" regulatory response.

Davos, CBDCs, and the Rise of Bitcoin Art

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 20:00

Davos, CBDCs, and the Rise of Bitcoin Art The word from Davos is blockchain not crypto, cashless futures, and CBDCs, while Brekkie von Bitcoin gives us his take on the emergent field of bitcoin art.

Harmony Kicks Off Migration From Ethereum and Binance Chains to Its Own

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 19:05

Harmony Kicks Off Migration From Ethereum and Binance Chains to Its Own Harmony is rolling out its token swap process, asking holders of its ERC-20 and BEP-2 tokens to switch to its own native asset to participate in staking and other activities.

ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month But Launches Policy Review

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 18:20

ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month But Launches Policy Review

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an extensive review that will examine a wide range of its policies by the end of this year. Under its new president, Christine Lagarde, the bank will try to establish why its monetary stimulus has failed to achieve the Eurozone’s goal of close to 2% inflation. Sharing few […]

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ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month and Launches Policy Review

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 18:20

ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month and Launches Policy Review

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an extensive review that will examine a wide range of its policies by the end of this year. Under its new president, Christine Lagarde, the bank will try to establish why its monetary stimulus has failed to achieve the Eurozone’s goal of close to 2% inflation. Sharing few […]

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Notes From WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 17:30

Notes From WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin Middle Eastern elites at the World Economic Forum are highly skeptical of bitcoin, but there are whispers about its potential for cross-border settlements in the energy sector.

Notes From the WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 17:30

Notes From the WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin Middle Eastern elites at the World Economic Forum are highly skeptical of bitcoin, but there are whispers about its potential for cross-border settlements in the energy sector.

Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 24, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 17:00

Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 24, 2020 Bitcoin's up as Davos ends. This is CoinDesk's Crypto News Roundup for January 24, 2020.

Crypto Exec’s $1.8M SIM-Swap Lawsuit Has ‘Critical Holes,’ Says AT&T

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 16:03

Crypto Exec’s $1.8M SIM-Swap Lawsuit Has ‘Critical Holes,’ Says AT&T AT&T has again argued against allegations it was in part responsible for a SIM-swap hack that cost crypto exec Seth Shapiro $1.8 million.

Your PGP Key? Make Sure It’s Up to Date

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 15:00

Your PGP Key? Make Sure It’s Up to Date Identity thieves now have another tool at their disposal: bitcoin hashing power.

Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade Deal

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 14:30

Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday saying the U.S. and other nations are “forced to compete … with nations that are getting negative rates, something very new.” Trump took direct shots at the U.S. Federal Reserve, claiming they’ve not lowered rates quickly enough. The harsh words echo […]

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Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 14:30

Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday saying the U.S. and other nations are “forced to compete … with nations that are getting negative rates, something very new.” Trump took direct shots at the U.S. Federal Reserve, claiming they’ve not lowered rates quickly enough. The harsh words echo […]

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UK Cricket Club Will Issue this Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 14:00

UK Cricket Club Will Issue this Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain The blockchain-based ticketing solution will be used for all Lancashire Cricket Club's domestic and international fixtures in 2020.

10% of Central Banks Surveyed Close to Issuing Digital Currencies: BIS

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 13:02

10% of Central Banks Surveyed Close to Issuing Digital Currencies: BIS A fifth of the world's population may well have access to a central bank digital currency in as little as three years, according to a BIS survey.

Notes From the WEF: Cash Is Dead, Long Live Digital Cash

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 12:00

Notes From the WEF: Cash Is Dead, Long Live Digital Cash Consensus is building on one issue at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: Cash is dead.

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 11:30

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Hundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also […]

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Continued Losses See Bitcoin Erase 40% of Recent Price Rally

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 11:15

Continued Losses See Bitcoin Erase 40% of Recent Price Rally Bitcoin's price pullback has gathered steam in the last 24 hours, erasing a major portion of the cryptocurrency's recent gains.

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Hints Firm May Seek IPO Within 12 Months

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 10:21

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Hints Firm May Seek IPO Within 12 Months The Ripple CEO said at Davos that an initial public offering is seen as the “natural evolution for the company,” perhaps even this year.

Japanese Lawmakers Will Propose Digital Yen to Counter Libra, China: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 09:52

Japanese Lawmakers Will Propose Digital Yen to Counter Libra, China: Report Around 70 politicians from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party plan to propose the nation issues its own digital currency.

Cypherpunk Harry Halpin Takes on Davos

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 09:00

Cypherpunk Harry Halpin Takes on Davos Nym Technologies CEO Harry Halpin speaks to CoinDesk's Leigh Cuen about the waning power of the Davos elite.

What Is the Ideal Block Size and Fee Cost?

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 08:30

What Is the Ideal Block Size and Fee Cost?

Many of the debates around block size in Bitcoin operate under the false premise that the question can even be properly answered by a central authority. But markets are better at deciding these questions and block sizes and fee costs should be worked out by miners and users, not development committees. Also read: How is […]

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Ripple Reports Selling Just $13M of XRP Last Quarter

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 08:00

Ripple Reports Selling Just $13M of XRP Last Quarter Ripple sold $13 million in XRP last quarter – down 75 percent from its Q3 sales of $66.24 million.

Gift Bitcoin Cash for Chinese New Year With a Limited Edition Red Envelope Paper Wallet From Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 05:30

Gift Bitcoin Cash for Chinese New Year With a Limited Edition Red Envelope Paper Wallet From Bitcoin.com

Giving red envelopes full of money to friends and family is a traditional way to celebrate the Lunar New Year in China and other Asian cultures. This year you can gift your loved ones bitcoin cash with a limited edition Red Envelope BCH paper wallet from Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year […]

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BlockFi Adjusts Interest Rates to Lure Larger Crypto Deposits

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 03:46

BlockFi Adjusts Interest Rates to Lure Larger Crypto Deposits BlockFi, recently announced it would make changes to the interest they pay for bitcoin and ether deposits.

Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 02:30

Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User

Platforms offering debit cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrency have enjoyed growing popularity in the crypto community. They provide a payment solution for those who earn and own digital coins, enabling in-store and online crypto payments. Their expanding user base provides a snapshot of the kind of people who spend crypto on a […]

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Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 24. 00:45

Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles.

Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 24. 00:00

Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models

The porn industry is seen by many as a perfect fit for widespread cryptocurrency usage as it suffers from financial censorship far more than most businesses. When Paypal stopped servicing Pornhub models, the company hinted it might turn to digital currency as an alternative and now this has been accomplished with the Tether stablecoin USDT. […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 21:00

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

On Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been […]

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Hawaiian Bill Would Let Banks Act as Crypto Custodians

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 21:00

Hawaiian Bill Would Let Banks Act as Crypto Custodians Hawaiian lawmakers have submitted a bill that allows banks to provide custody for digital assets.

Ex-CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo on Why He Launched Digital Dollar Project

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 20:21

Ex-CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo on Why He Launched Digital Dollar Project In this video from WEF 2020, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, also known as “Crypto Dad,” discusses his push to digitize the U.S. dollar and the future of global currencies.

Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 20:00

Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed with Free Spins. Also Read: Video Games Giant Ubisoft Is Looking for Blockchain Startups to […]

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Will Mass Adoption Be More PayPal or Pornhub?

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 20:00

Will Mass Adoption Be More PayPal or Pornhub? Bakkt preps consumer app for 2020 launch while Pornhub starts performer payouts in Tether, plus a controversial, obligatory new dev fund in BCH.

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDC Trend at Davos 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 19:52

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDC Trend at Davos 2020 Companies are mainstreaming privacy, says Riccardo Spagni, better known as “Fluffypony."

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDCs at Davos 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 19:52

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDCs at Davos 2020 Companies are mainstreaming privacy, says Riccardo Spagni, better known as “Fluffypony."

Gemini Completes Second Level of Cybersecurity Compliance Exam

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 19:30

Gemini Completes Second Level of Cybersecurity Compliance Exam Gemini has concluded an SOC 2 Type 2 cybersecurity risk examination, evaluating how its security system controls operate across a period of time. The exchange plans to conduct such exams annually.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 18:45

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling Greece's supreme administrative court found that a ruling to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to France was lawful. Vinnik can no longer appeal the decision.

BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 17:00

BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January 23, BCH developers will sit down again to address practicable optimizations […]

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Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 23, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 17:00

Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 23, 2020 In addition our news roundup, we'll hear from former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo, then we'll take a walk with a modern cypherpunk and senior reporter Leigh Cuen.

BitMex to Launch XRP Swaps, Delist 2 Other Derivatives

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 16:29

BitMex to Launch XRP Swaps, Delist 2 Other Derivatives BitMEX is releasing an XRP-U.S. dollar quanto swap targeted at crypto’s budding derivatives market.

Tether Says Its Newest Stablecoin Is Backed by Gold in Swiss Vault

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 16:25

Tether Says Its Newest Stablecoin Is Backed by Gold in Swiss Vault Tether is issuing a new stablecoin as ERC-20 and TRC20 tokens, backing their price with one ounce of gold.

ErisX Adds New Trading Features with Etale Partnership

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 15:00

ErisX Adds New Trading Features with Etale Partnership The partnership will provide clients with machine learning-based order execution.

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Up Voters to Data Sharing

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 14:47

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Up Voters to Data Sharing By signing up for one election campaign, you're often consenting to work with others.

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Voters to Data Sharing

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 14:47

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Voters to Data Sharing By signing up for one election campaign, you're often consenting to work with others.

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 14:05

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto as RBI Divulges Ban Reasons

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 14:05

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto as RBI Divulges Ban Reasons

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto as RBI Defends Its Ban Power

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 14:05

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto as RBI Defends Its Ban Power

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Crypto Custody Provider Ledger Extends Reach in Asia With New Institutional Client

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 14:00

Crypto Custody Provider Ledger Extends Reach in Asia With New Institutional Client Ledger is partnering with dapp provider FLETA, offering legally compliant custody solutions as part of its push to expand in Asia.

CoinDesk Q4 2019 Review: A Year in Suspended Animation

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 13:10

CoinDesk Q4 2019 Review: A Year in Suspended Animation The CoinDesk Quarterly Review surfaces the key data, trends and events shaping the crypto markets. Check it out now.

Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 12:30

Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund The proposed fork will see 12.5 percent of block rewards diverted to a new BCH-specific development fund. Reactions have been mixed.

Bitcoin Faces Move to $8,200 After Dropping Out of Trading Range

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 10:42

Bitcoin Faces Move to $8,200 After Dropping Out of Trading Range Bitcoin's three-day range play has ended with a bear victory. Now prices could visit deeper support at $8,200.

Pornhub Now Lets Models Get Paid With the Tether Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 10:40

Pornhub Now Lets Models Get Paid With the Tether Stablecoin Pornhub has added new performer payment options including the tether (USDT) stablecoin, two months after being apparently dropped by PayPal.

More BS on Lightning: Blockstream Pours Liquid on Thick

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 10:30

More BS on Lightning: Blockstream Pours Liquid on Thick

Blockstream reps have long been pushing for full implementation of the perpetually-delayed Lightning Network as the main solution for BTC scalability. With the recent announcement of “federated sidechain” Liquid’s integration with Btcpay, however, the tune seems to have changed. Past weeks have found Blockstream execs Adam Back and Samson Mow not only pushing Liquid hard, […]

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This Virginia Lawmaker Argues Blockchain Can Boost Local Elections, Economy

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 10:20

This Virginia Lawmaker Argues Blockchain Can Boost Local Elections, Economy House of Delegate member Hala Ayala wants Virginia to seriously consider blockchain for the future of elections and the economy.

Liechtenstein Regulators Approve Ethereum-Based Real Estate Fund

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 09:50

Liechtenstein Regulators Approve Ethereum-Based Real Estate Fund The fund enables investors to gain exposure to a global real estate portfolio through a ERC-20 security token.

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 09:00

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor, is running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada. If elected, she'd like to sit down with President Trump and talk about bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Crypto Asset Firm Amun Launches Inverse Bitcoin ETP

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 08:00

Crypto Asset Firm Amun Launches Inverse Bitcoin ETP Digital asset issuer Amun is launching a new product for bitcoin bears on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 04:55

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies

In this roundup, we cover an exceptionally busy week for crypto regulations around the globe. We start our coverage with the U.S. Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2020, actions by the SEC, Ripple’s lawsuit, India’s supreme court hearings, Australia green-lighting a bitcoin retail fund, Thailand approving a new crypto exchange, and new crypto guidelines […]

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Law Firm Representing Quadriga’s Ex-Users Want Info About ‘Shadow Bank’ Crypto Capital

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 23. 03:24

Law Firm Representing Quadriga’s Ex-Users Want Info About ‘Shadow Bank’ Crypto Capital Miller Thomson, the court-appointed law firm representing former users of the QuadrigaCX exchange, wants information about Crypto Capital and whether it holds any of Quadriga's funds.

Polkadot Will Finally Launch This Year – But Is the Multi-Chain Network too Late to Catch Ethereum?

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 23. 01:55

Polkadot Will Finally Launch This Year – But Is the Multi-Chain Network too Late to Catch Ethereum?

Remember Polkadot? It’s the multi-chain network that raised $145 million in 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. But unlike many of the blockchain projects from that era, Polkadot hasn’t taken the money and run. Its team, led by Ethereum founder Gavin Wood, has been beavering away at the ambitious task it set itself. Two and […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 22:30

Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

A group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, Antpool, and Btc.com plan to give “12.5% of [the] BCH coinbase rewards to a fund […]

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Federal Judge Orders Kik Technical Advisor to Sit for Deposition With SEC

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 21:29

Federal Judge Orders Kik Technical Advisor to Sit for Deposition With SEC Kik technical advisor Tanner Philp must sit for another deposition in the company's ongoing legal fight with the SEC over its 2017 token sale, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Why High-Profile Defections Aren’t Libra’s Biggest Challenge

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 20:00

Why High-Profile Defections Aren’t Libra’s Biggest Challenge Libra has lost another Association member, but according to @nlw that’s likely low on their worries list, plus Square’s LN efforts & TON’s SEC support.

Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME’s Bitcoin Volume Rises

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 19:40

Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME’s Bitcoin Volume Rises

The global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seen considerable demand since launching its options contracts in the wake of the firm’s bitcoin futures. On the first day of swaps, CME’s bitcoin options saw 55 contracts ($2.3 million). By the end of the week, the firm’s bitcoin options volume more than doubled with 122 […]

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SEC Depositions Shed Light on Telegram’s $1.7B Token Sale

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 19:40

SEC Depositions Shed Light on Telegram’s $1.7B Token Sale Newly released transcripts of the SEC’s depositions of Telegram executives offer a rare window into the logic and the mechanics behind its $1.7 billion token sale.

Grayscale to Fund Ethereum Classic Developers for 2 More Years

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 18:00

Grayscale to Fund Ethereum Classic Developers for 2 More Years Grayscale Investments has committed to financially supporting development of the ethereum classic (ETC) cryptocurrency for another two years.

Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 22, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 16:50

Crypto News Roundup for Jan. 22, 2020 Join CoinDesk Podcast Editor Adam B. Levine and Senior Markets Reporter Brad Keoun for a daily, time saving rundown of top news impacting crypto markets today.

6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 16:40

6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail

Former bank employees have received bonuses worth millions of euros in an illegal trading scheme that also involved a tax lawyer, prosecutors in Frankfurt revealed this week. The case is part of multiple investigations carried out across Germany, the hardest hit country in a notorious tax fraud scandal known as the Cum-ex Files. Also read: […]

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Bitcoin’s Lighting ‘Torch’ Reignites, Blazes Through 38 Countries in 3 Days

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 16:30

Bitcoin’s Lighting ‘Torch’ Reignites, Blazes Through 38 Countries in 3 Days It's moving around the world much faster the second time around, already reaching 91 people.

Jack Dorsey’s Square Wins Patent for Fiat-to-Crypto Payments Network

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 16:00

Jack Dorsey’s Square Wins Patent for Fiat-to-Crypto Payments Network Square's newly awarded patent enables seamless transactions between a number of potential asset types including crypto.

Retail Accumulation? Number of Bitcoin Addresses With One or More Coins Sees Solid Rise

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 15:32

Retail Accumulation? Number of Bitcoin Addresses With One or More Coins Sees Solid Rise A key on-chain metric has witnessed solid growth over the past 12 months, possibly indicating steady accumulation of bitcoins by retail traders.

Hacker Noon Is Storing Content on a Blockchain After Ditching Medium

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 15:00

Hacker Noon Is Storing Content on a Blockchain After Ditching Medium Hacker Noon is publishing article annotations onto its new blockchain to save costs and storage space.

Notes From the WEF: The Coming Battle Between Surveilled and Private Money

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 14:00

Notes From the WEF: The Coming Battle Between Surveilled and Private Money Most Davos experts appear to agree that blockchain technology is best for data collection rather than self-sovereign finance.

Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court Today

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 13:05

Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court Today

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: […]

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Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 13:05

Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: […]

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Crypto vs RBI Case Heats Up at Indian Supreme Court as RBI Begins Arguments

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 13:05

Crypto vs RBI Case Heats Up at Indian Supreme Court as RBI Begins Arguments

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: […]

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Hyperledger to Explore How Blockchain Can Help World Meet Climate Goals

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 13:00

Hyperledger to Explore How Blockchain Can Help World Meet Climate Goals The new climate group will allow participants to share ideas for a new distributed database to track emissions.

Sports Live-Streamer Will Reward Viewers With Its Own Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 13:00

Sports Live-Streamer Will Reward Viewers With Its Own Crypto The live-streaming provider is launching its own ethereum-based cryptocurrency to reward viewers and encourage interactions.

Blockchain Association Sides With Telegram Against SEC, Says Grams Are Not Securities

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 12:17

Blockchain Association Sides With Telegram Against SEC, Says Grams Are Not Securities The U.S. advocacy group has come out strongly on the side of Telegram in its ongoing SEC court case.

SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 10:52

SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO The firm is alleged to have conducted a fraudulent and unregistered sale of digital assets called OPP Tokens, raising around $600,000.

Bitcoin Bulls Seek Stronger Move After Bounce to $8.8K Loses Momentum

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 10:29

Bitcoin Bulls Seek Stronger Move After Bounce to $8.8K Loses Momentum Bitcoin continues to defend key support, but a sustained move above $8,750 is needed to revive the short-term bull case.

Digital Chamber Asks Court to Draw Line Between Investment Contracts and Assets in Telegram Case

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 10:00

Digital Chamber Asks Court to Draw Line Between Investment Contracts and Assets in Telegram Case The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group, wants a U.S. court to distinguish between an investment contract and the underlying asset used by Telegram during a 2018 initial coin offering.

Binance Invests in Open-Data Framework Provider Numbers Seeking Product Boost

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 09:23

Binance Invests in Open-Data Framework Provider Numbers Seeking Product Boost The exchange says it's integrated Numbers' data verification app with Binance Chain.

Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 07:30

Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

After a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone’s statement notes it does not rule out the possibility of working with Libra in the […]

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Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

Bitcoin News

2020. Jan. 22. 04:20

Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

A new presidential decree in Uzbekistan envisages the introduction of tax exemptions for income obtained from operations involving crypto assets. The draft document published recently also incorporates proposals for the establishment of a blockchain valley and licensing regime for cryptocurrency miners. The country has just launched its first licensed crypto exchange. Also read: Uzbekistan to […]

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Swiss Banks Enter the Age of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2020. Jan. 22. 01:35

Swiss Banks Enter the Age of Bitcoin An emerging trend in wealth-stashing Switzerland: crypto-friendly banks.

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