Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 08:50

Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash

The best use for any currency would be to spend it on things you need or even better, enjoy. And spending has to be easy and inexpensive too. Bitcoin cash has these characteristics and brings them to the digital money world. They have been acknowledged by crypto users who appreciate fast and low cost transactions. […]

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Binance Acquires Major Indian Exchange Wazirx – CEO Explains the Changes

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 05:50

Binance Acquires Major Indian Exchange Wazirx – CEO Explains the Changes

A major Indian cryptocurrency exchange, Wazirx, has been acquired by Binance. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Wazirx CEO Nischal Shetty to find out the implication of this acquisition and the changes users in India can expect. Meanwhile, the “India Wants Crypto” campaign to bring about positive regulation will continue, and Shetty is confident that the Indian government […]

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Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 02:50

Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Regional news outlets from Venezuela have revealed that President Nicolás Maduro plans to dole out petro as a ‘Christmas bonus’ for Venezuelan retirees and pensioners. Moreover, despite the fact that many Venezuelans say average citizens don’t use the petro, Maduro also claims there are 27,000 petro affiliated businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up […]

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Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 23:55

Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

The CEO of Paypal, Daniel Schulman, has revealed in an interview that he personally owns bitcoin. He also talked about Paypal’s plans regarding cryptocurrency, how to achieve mass adoption, and why Paypal decided to leave Facebook’s Libra project. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines Schulman Owns Bitcoin Daniel Schulman, […]

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Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 20:55

Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been introduced to two new concepts that allow people to leverage the BCH network in a variety of innovative ways. On November 15, former Bitpay developer Jason Dreyzehner revealed his recurring payments system for BCH called Cashchannels. A few days later, on November 18, Karol Trzeszczkowski published a plugin for […]

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In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 19:35

In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes What if China’s digital currency undermined U.S. dominance of global finance? Former top Washington officials gamed out the scenarios Tuesday night.

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 19:00

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate As part of the transition, Parity has agreed to build certain business-logic features on Polymesh’s base layer.

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 18:15

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December Trading startup Artificial Intelligence Exchange claims its AI chatbot can replace human brokers in trading.

Cash Games Adds Dozens of New Options for You to Play

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 17:45

Cash Games Adds Dozens of New Options for You to Play

Online gaming is a big global industry and one that had a major role in the early adoption of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin.com has long offered a platform for players to use their digital assets on classic games and recently it greatly expanded the scope of options available. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million […]

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Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 16:13

Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says Despite some headlines, CFTC chief Heath Tarbert didn't actually say Libra is a security, even if it is different from commodity bitcoin.

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 15:00

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It Satoshi’s Treasure, a global hunt for keys to a $1 million bitcoin prize, may offer a model for gamifying token issuance.

Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 14:45

Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund

Bitcoin.com is planning a major step toward promoting the growth of the BCH ecosystem. A $200 million fund will empower developers to offer new capabilities to bitcoin cash users as well as give institutional investors a chance to capitalize on the future of the cryptocurrency. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets […]

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ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 13:00

ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading "Basically, we're trying to get people away from custodial exchanges," said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees.

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 13:00

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says Criminals have used XRP to carry out their illicit activities, though hardly to the same degree as bitcoin, according to a new report from blockchain sleuthing firm Elliptic.

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 12:16

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman Jerome Powell has said his institution is looking into the possibility of developing a digital currency, but the option throws up many policy questions and unclear benefits.

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 11:45

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

The identity of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder is the subject of endless and dedicated speculation among the hardcore crypto crowd, and for good reason: the mystery truly is enticing. While the oft-cited candidates are many, there’s something special about avid runner, cypherpunk and early Bitcoin contributor Harold Thomas Finney II, better known simply as Hal, that […]

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Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 11:24

Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs Bitcoin is looking south after erasing three-quarters of the price rally seen in October. The bearish mood comes as the U.S. equities market is soaring in the opposite direction.

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 10:11

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state's de facto central bank, may soon allow cryptocurrency-based derivatives to be traded on regulated platforms.

Ukraine Plans to Tax Crypto Gains at Low 5% Rate (for a While, Anyway)

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 09:20

Ukraine Plans to Tax Crypto Gains at Low 5% Rate (for a While, Anyway) A draft bill setting out how crypto-related income should be taxed in Ukraine would tax gains at 5 percent for the first five years if passed.

Restrictions Worldwide Show Why It’s Vital to Be Your Own Bank

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 08:44

Restrictions Worldwide Show Why It’s Vital to Be Your Own Bank

As capital controls and banking restrictions continue to affect various populations worldwide, standing in the way of individuals and their hard-earned savings, some are looking to safer options and even cryptocurrencies. Lebanon, Zimbabwe, and India are just a few of the countries to deal with centralized restrictions on access to money in recent times, but […]

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NY Regulator Licenses Fidelity for Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 05:30

NY Regulator Licenses Fidelity for Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Fidelity Investment’s digital currency arm has been licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services to operate a platform on which individuals and institutional investors can store, purchase, sell, and transfer bitcoin. The regulator also revealed that it has to date approved 23 charters or licenses for firms engaged in crypto activities. Also read: […]

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Mega-Utility Token UPT Will Offer Interest and Discounts on Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 02:30

Mega-Utility Token UPT Will Offer Interest and Discounts on Trading

About to make its initial exchange listing, Universal Protocol Token (UPT) will serve as a mega-utility token, offering holders attractive interest rates when lending and borrowing, lower exchange fees, cashback and discounts on trading. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Mega-Utility Token to Debut Wednesday The Universal Protocol Alliance […]

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Why Tokenized Projects Are Building on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 23:30

Why Tokenized Projects Are Building on Bitcoin

Bitcoin is something you hodl. Ethereum is something you build on. At least that has long been the official narrative, with projects favoring dedicated smart contract networks over Bitcoin for spinning out dapps and second layer solutions. Like all crypto narratives, however, this one has started to shift, as projects reappraise the benefits of crafting […]

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Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 23:25

Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer Japanese financial services group Tokai Tokyo is the latest large Asian financial institution to back tokenized securities platform iSTOX.

‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 20:30

‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

Many people like the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto introduced a capped supply of 21 million coins when he created the Bitcoin protocol. However, there’s been a lot of speculation aimed at guessing the number of ‘lost coins’ that will never be spent. On November 19, the digital currency data and research site Coin Metrics published […]

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Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 17:30

Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens

On November 18, Cointext founder Vin Armani published a blog post that describes a new system called the ‘Simple Ledger Postage Protocol.’ The SLP concept allows wallets to send SLP tokens without having to use bitcoin cash (BCH) as ‘gas’ to forward transactions. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana The Simple […]

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Fidelity Digital Assets Gets NY Trust Charter to Custody Bitcoin for Institutions

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 17:25

Fidelity Digital Assets Gets NY Trust Charter to Custody Bitcoin for Institutions The New York Department of Financial Services has granted Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS) a charter to operate as a limited liability trust company to custody digital currencies and execute crypto trading.

FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 17:00

FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What “Just because you say you are a banana doesn’t make you a banana,” said Director Blanco.

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 15:14

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings Galaxy Digital is tapping Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets to store the bitcoin for its two new funds.

Chinese Authorities Scrutinize and Report on Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 14:30

Chinese Authorities Scrutinize and Report on Crypto Exchanges

According to a notice issued on weibo.com, and later confirmed as authentic by business publication Caixin, authorities in Shanghai appear to have dispatched officials for conducting reviews of area businesses engaged in cryptocurrency dealings, and are set to report back to financial regulators by November 22. This comes in conjunction with a recent program on […]

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Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Seeks SEC Reporting Company Status

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 14:00

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Seeks SEC Reporting Company Status Grayscale Investments has filed to register its bitcoin trust as an SEC reporting company, potentially the first crypto vehicle to attain such status.

Blockchain Capital Leads $25M Funding Round for Libra Member Bison Trails

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 14:00

Blockchain Capital Leads $25M Funding Round for Libra Member Bison Trails Bison Trails has secured a $25.5 million Series A round led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firm’s infrastructure services.

When Lambo? Crypto’s Favorite Automaker to Track Cars on Salesforce Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 13:00

When Lambo? Crypto’s Favorite Automaker to Track Cars on Salesforce Blockchain Automobili Lamborghini, the manufacturer of the most craved sports cars in crypto, will trial blockchain tech in its supply chain operations.

PayPal Joins $4.2M Round for Crypto Banking Compliance Startup

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 13:00

PayPal Joins $4.2M Round for Crypto Banking Compliance Startup Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and PayPal Ventures are backing TRM Labs in its effort to help financial firms manage crypto risk.

Canada’s Einstein Exchange No Longer Has Bulk of Users’ Claimed CA$16M: Receiver

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 12:11

Canada’s Einstein Exchange No Longer Has Bulk of Users’ Claimed CA$16M: Receiver The exchange, taken over by a Canadian securities regulator two weeks ago, has just CA$45,000 in crypto and cash left.

Crypto Debit Card Targets Generation Z With a Promise of Financial Freedom

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 11:30

Crypto Debit Card Targets Generation Z With a Promise of Financial Freedom

From video games to fizzy drinks, teens have their own spending agenda. Raised in the digital age, generation Z also has a special sense of freedom, a product of unrestricted access to the internet and mass availability of new technology. Its members are potential natural adopters of cryptocurrency, and fintech companies are beginning to turn […]

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IRS Focusing on Potential Illicit Activities Facilitated by Bitcoin ATMs: Official

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 11:05

IRS Focusing on Potential Illicit Activities Facilitated by Bitcoin ATMs: Official The Internal Revenue Service is looking at bitcoin ATMs and their potential to facilitate illicit activities, its criminal investigation chief said.

Bitcoin Price Faces Deeper Dive as Bear Cross Confirmed

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 09:30

Bitcoin Price Faces Deeper Dive as Bear Cross Confirmed Bitcoin looks set to test support at $7,520 after a bearish cross was confirmed Monday and recent gloomy China news.

Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing for the Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 06:30

Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing for the Year

The Supreme Court of India called on for hearing on Monday the writ petitions challenging the banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After hearing from the RBI’s counsel, the court wrapped up the case for the year. Its decision follows Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, revealing that a […]

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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Discusses His Plan for Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 03:30

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Discusses His Plan for Cryptocurrencies

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has detailed his plans to regulate the digital economy if he were to become the President of the United States. Yang’s recent blog post called “Regulating technology firms in the 21st century,” explains how the candidate believes current American legislators are out of touch with innovative technologies. Also Read: Andrew Yang’s […]

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US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 00:30

US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines

The U.S. government will strictly enforce the rules on cryptocurrencies similar to the standards recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has reaffirmed that its “Travel” rule applies to cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has flagged stablecoin as a potential risk to the U.S. financial system in a new […]

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DAI Is Moving Beyond Ether, But DeFi Isn’t Decentralized Just Yet

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 23:00

DAI Is Moving Beyond Ether, But DeFi Isn’t Decentralized Just Yet MakerDAO may be diversifying the assets it works with, but it has a long way to go to decentralize the power to make key decisions.

Brooklyn ICO Promoter Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 22:15

Brooklyn ICO Promoter Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison The fraudster used diamonds and real estate to whisk away $300,000 in other people's money in 2017.

The SEC Is Reviewing the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 22:05

The SEC Is Reviewing the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Rejection The agency’s five commissioners will review a staff decision to reject the rule-change proposal for a bitcoin ETF made last month.

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 21:30

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions

The Mimblewimble privacy technology used by cryptocurrencies such as Beam and Grin is broken. That’s the claim of researcher Ivan Bogatyy who has published a report documenting his findings. In it, he reveals how he was able to deanonymize 96% of all Grin transactions just by running a node at a cost of around $60. […]

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Andrew Yang Campaign Releases Technology Plan Focused on Rebuilding Public Relationship With Big Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 21:06

Andrew Yang Campaign Releases Technology Plan Focused on Rebuilding Public Relationship With Big Tech The crypto-friendly presidential candidate outlined his tech visions in a blog post to his campaign site.

FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 20:51

FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts The NAC argued that blockchain could improve the speed of payouts communities rely on in the wake of natural disasters.

Bitcoin Tumbles 4.7%, Most in Two Months, as China-Fueled Enthusiasm Wanes

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 20:30

Bitcoin Tumbles 4.7%, Most in Two Months, as China-Fueled Enthusiasm Wanes Bitcoin prices tumbled on Monday by the most in two months, falling below a key threshold of $8,200 not seen since late October.

Nexinter – Profit Sharing Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 18:30

Nexinter – Profit Sharing Crypto Exchange

Today, Nexinter, the digital fiat-crypto and custodian exchange, has announced that it will be the profit sharing digital exchange in the world. 75% of the Nexinter’s profits from any operation or revenue stream on the platform will be returned to the community in a reward system.

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No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 18:01

No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange Contrary to recent media reports, Canada’s largest bank is not opening a crypto exchange.

Coinex Chain Launches Two Tokens Anchored to BTC and BCH

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 17:30

Coinex Chain Launches Two Tokens Anchored to BTC and BCH

On November 15, the digital currency trading platform Coinex announced the launch of two Coinex Chain tokens that are anchored to BTC and BCH. The two collateralized coins will be used for trading on the Coinex Dex and will be traded in the name of the original assets respectively. Also read: Bitcoin.com Joins the Coinex […]

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UK Law Panel Defines Crypto Assets as Property

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 15:30

UK Law Panel Defines Crypto Assets as Property A panel of senior British judges and lawyers has moved to clarify the legal status of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.

With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 14:30

With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto

Traveling for the Christmas holidays is something anyone would enjoy. Dealing with travel arrangements, however, can be a headache. For crypto enthusiasts, being able to pay for airplane tickets, hotel bookings and car rentals with cryptocurrency is a relief, because it’s convenient and it’s safe. Numerous travel sites accept digital coins these days. Also read: […]

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US Crypto Firms Will Soon Have Another Banking Option

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 14:01

US Crypto Firms Will Soon Have Another Banking Option U.K.-based Cashaa, which describes itself as a banking service platform, is about to launch bank accounts for stateside crypto firms denominated in U.S. dollars.

Chinese Army’s Blockchain Provider Approved for New Hyperledger Certification Program

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 12:25

Chinese Army’s Blockchain Provider Approved for New Hyperledger Certification Program Hyperledger green-lit a Beijing-based firm that serves the Chinese army to join its new certification program, as military blockchain use expands.

Crisis Fears Rise as Global Debt Hits a Record $250 Trillion

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 11:30

Crisis Fears Rise as Global Debt Hits a Record $250 Trillion

The world’s total liabilities continue to grow rapidly as a new report reveals global debt is now over a record $250 trillion. For many investors and market watchers this raises the specter of another potential major economic crisis triggered by a collapse of the global financial system. Despite this, the central bankers who are causing […]

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Governments Viewing Crypto as a Threat Will Be Left Behind

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 09:35

Governments Viewing Crypto as a Threat Will Be Left Behind

In recent commentary at a New York blockchain conference, IRS Criminal Investigation Chief John Fort said the agency is now turning its focus to crypto ATMs and kiosks, as well as American users of foreign exchanges. While the continued push to regulate crypto is no surprise, the general narrative espoused by U.S. officials that cryptocurrencies […]

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Visa R&D Arm Develops a Blockchain System That Could Replace Financial Data Aggregators

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 09:30

Visa R&D Arm Develops a Blockchain System That Could Replace Financial Data Aggregators Visa has been quietly developing a blockchain system that could upend how banks transfer data to consumer financial apps like Mint and Credit Karma.

This Tiny Crypto Startup Has Lessons for Libra’s ‘Unbanked’ Dreams

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 08:50

This Tiny Crypto Startup Has Lessons for Libra’s ‘Unbanked’ Dreams If Facebook’s Libra project truly aims to serve the globe’s 1.7 billion unbanked, Hong Kong-based Bitspark might offer some insights.

IRS Dispels Crypto Tax Confusion

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 22:00

IRS Dispels Crypto Tax Confusion

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has cleared up some confusion about how cryptocurrency transactions are taxed, particularly regarding like-kind exchanges and promotional airdrops. As the tax agency intensifies its enforcement efforts, more people are seeking the best tax software to help them. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know Pre-2018 Like-Kind Exchanges […]

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PODCAST: ‘Let’s Talk Bitcoin!’ Hosts Discuss Libra, China and Cargo Cults

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 20:14

PODCAST: ‘Let’s Talk Bitcoin!’ Hosts Discuss Libra, China and Cargo Cults Every Sunday, CoinDesk plays host to deep, nuanced discussions about the complex issues we cover, with the cast of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! podcast.

Introducing the New CoinDesk.com

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 19:53

Introducing the New CoinDesk.com We’ve done a complete rebuild of our website. Our goal is to better integrate the journalism, data streams and events into one cohesive story.

An Army of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades to Privacy and Scaling

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 19:20

An Army of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades to Privacy and Scaling Almost 200 developers are reviewing bitcoin improvement proposals that could usher in enhanced privacy and scalability for the premier cryptocurrency.

Market Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week Downtrend

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 18:00

Market Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week Downtrend

Digital currency markets have been trending downward in a triangular pattern since the 40% spike that took place on October 25. Following the three-week downtrend, cryptocurrency traders are quietly playing positions while patiently waiting for the next market signals. Also Read: The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data Crypto Markets Lose 20% Since the […]

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Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 09:55

Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well

A nascent industry utilizing flared gas to power bitcoin mining units has been developing over the past year or so, in symbiosis with the oil and gas industry in North America. Companies providing services in this promising niche continue to install mobile datacenters at oil wells in the U.S. and Canada, helping producers to save […]

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Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 00:15

Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC

Cryptocurrency traders on Bisq are using Revolut to buy and sell bitcoin without the need for KYC/AML. The decentralized, peer-to-peer marketplace allows anyone to buy or sell cryptocurrency via a range of payment processors and traditional banking services. With Localbitcoins now a twisted nightmare of KYC, privacy-conscious traders have few platforms to which they can […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 21:05

Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana

This week members of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community donated funds to Eatbch South Sudan volunteer Thiong Deng so he could spread the word about the benefits of BCH at the Young African Leaders Summit. According to Deng, his journey to Uganda and Ghana has been fully funded which includes flight, hotel, visa costs, and […]

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The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 14:58

The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data

The multinational technology giant Google has plans to get into the banking industry according to multiple reports that reveal the firm intends to work with Stanford Federal Credit Union and Citigroup. However, analysts assert that Google is not jumping into banking for revenue purposes and the move is simply an acquisition of more customer data. […]

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Crypto Derivatives: A Corner of the Market or the Market Itself?

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 16. 10:00

Crypto Derivatives: A Corner of the Market or the Market Itself? Emmanuel Goh, CEO of skew.com, looks at the evolution of the crypto derivatives market, and what that says about the market overall.

Global Trend Against Cash Intensifies as China Joins the Squeeze

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 10:00

Global Trend Against Cash Intensifies as China Joins the Squeeze

For various reasons, a growing number of nations are experiencing the rapid development of cashless society. Paper money may become extinct in some countries in the not-so-distant future. Prompted by the spread of private and decentralized cryptocurrencies and the threat of losing control over their monetary policies, more and more governments are now working to […]

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How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 16. 09:10

How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages The golden cross and death cross have long helped traders predict and confirm long-term price trends. Here’s a primer for crypto investors.

Royal Bank of Canada Patents Point to Crypto Exchange Launch

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 01:00

Royal Bank of Canada Patents Point to Crypto Exchange Launch

The largest bank in Canada by market capitalization, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), is reportedly opening a cryptocurrency exchange. Patents have been discovered that reveal some of the technology the RBC may implement, which could be used to bring digital currency trading to the bank’s 16 million clients. Also read: Bankers Start to Recognize Bitcoin’s […]

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Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 22:35

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?

The Crypto Companies Reinventing the Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 22:00

The Crypto Companies Reinventing the Wallet

You wouldn’t think there was much to improve about cryptocurrency wallets. Save for a few UX improvements here and there, what’s to reinvent? A surprising amount, it turns out. This year has seen a resurgence in wallet investment and innovation, with VCs throwing funds at startups intent on reinventing the humble wallet. Also read: Bitcoin.com […]

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ConsenSys Strategy Chief Steps Down to Launch Venture Fund

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2019. Nov. 15. 22:00

ConsenSys Strategy Chief Steps Down to Launch Venture Fund ConsenSys CSO Sam Cassatt is stepping down to open a new venture fund focused on "evolutionary changes in human behavior."

German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 21:56

German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations Two more governments have taken action against entities in the Karatbars ecosystem over sales of a purportedly gold-backed cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average as Traditional Markets Hit Record Highs

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2019. Nov. 15. 21:40

Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average as Traditional Markets Hit Record Highs Bitcoin is at risk of another sell-off after its price fell beneath a key moving average on Nov. 15, while traditional markets hit record highs.

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 21:22

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement The administrator of failed crypto exchange WEX has reportedly told Russian police that he was forced to hand over users' holdings to the FSB.

Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report

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2019. Nov. 15. 21:00

Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report The Fed warned that a stablecoin crisis could wreak havoc on the global economy and outlined the steps issuers must take to protect the status quo. 

Tether to File Motion With NYAG to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 20:42

Tether to File Motion With NYAG to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit The company claims that plaintiffs cannot prove Tether transactions caused bitcoin’s surge or that damages were incurred.

Tether to File Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on NYAG Claims

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 20:42

Tether to File Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on NYAG Claims The company claims that plaintiffs cannot prove Tether transactions caused bitcoin’s surge or that damages were incurred.

As Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks, Unknown Mining Pool Continues Old Chain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 18:42

As Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks, Unknown Mining Pool Continues Old Chain A rogue chain has developed following bitcoin cash's planned hard fork and has yet to cease production.

Chainalysis Says BitForex Trading Volumes Could Be Fake

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 18:20

Chainalysis Says BitForex Trading Volumes Could Be Fake The BitForex exchange could be faking its bitcoin trading volume, according to a report by Philip Gradwell, chief economist at Chainalysis.

China Is Poised for Another Crypto Trading Crackdown as Speculative Fever Returns

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 17:17

China Is Poised for Another Crypto Trading Crackdown as Speculative Fever Returns China appears set to crack down on crypto trading again after President Xi Jinping's praise for blockchain tech revived speculation in the sector.

International Law Enforcement Conference Addresses Crypto and the ‘Criminal Economy’

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2019. Nov. 15. 17:15

International Law Enforcement Conference Addresses Crypto and the ‘Criminal Economy’

The 2019 National Proceeds of Crime Conference (NPOCC) held in Brisbane, Australia from November 13-15 addressed “Globalisation and Digitisation of the Criminal Economy,” and featured 200+ delegates hearing from representatives of organizations such as the Australian Federal Police, Singapore and New Zealand police, United States Department of Justice, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The […]

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Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk

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2019. Nov. 15. 14:20

Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk Nestle and Carrefour are using IBM's Food Trust blockchain platform to track organic baby milk products "from dairy to shelf."

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Complete: 2 New Protocol Changes Added

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 14:18

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Complete: 2 New Protocol Changes Added

The Bitcoin Cash network has successfully upgraded the latest ruleset changes to the protocol. The BCH blockchain now features the enforcement of minimal pushdata in script which will make a majority of BCH network transactions non-malleable. Moreover, as an extension to last May’s Schnorr upgrade, the opcode OP_Checkmultisig(verify) will now feature Schnorr signature support. Also […]

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Ukrainian Railways Branch Caught Mining Crypto With State Power

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2019. Nov. 15. 13:30

Ukrainian Railways Branch Caught Mining Crypto With State Power The Lviv branch of Ukrainian Railways has been caught red-handed diverting company electricity to mine bitcoin.

Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill

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2019. Nov. 15. 11:05

Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning […]

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Indian Government Delays Introducing Crypto Bill

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 11:05

Indian Government Delays Introducing Crypto Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning […]

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BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 10:10

BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance The BRICS association of major emerging economies has discussed developing a digital currency to facilitate trade between member nations.

What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 08:15

What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0 Speaking at CoinDesk's Invest: NYC, Heath Tarbert addressed ethereum futures markets and the move to a proof-of-stake model with Ethereum 2.0.

Japan Pushes Cashless Agenda by Rewarding Non-Cash Payments After Tax Hike

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 07:28

Japan Pushes Cashless Agenda by Rewarding Non-Cash Payments After Tax Hike

Japan’s recent October sales tax increase took the rate from 8% to 10%, the previous such hike occurring in April of 2014, when the rate was raised from 5%. The increase is accompanied this time around by new government policy which rewards cashless payments by allowing merchants to provide effective “cash back” of up to […]

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Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains Stagnated

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2019. Nov. 15. 04:00

Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains Stagnated

The German economy, the largest and most influential in Europe, narrowly missed falling into recession last quarter. But with quarterly GDP growth averaging a little over 0% since the third quarter of last year, the Old Continent’s economic powerhouse is facing stagnation. Also read: Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze Dodging Recession by a […]

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Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 01:00

Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Throughout the course of 2019, Iran’s government and the country’s energy officials have been creating new guidelines for bitcoin miners setting up data facilities in the oil-rich nation. On Wednesday, Mostafa Rajabi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Energy Ministry, described a new price model for mining operations and prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will fluctuate during certain […]

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Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 22:00

Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens

Instant cryptocurrency exchange Changelly will start to use digital asset rates from Bitcoin.com’s trading platform. This will ensure better prices for Changelly users and help increase the reach of all SLP tokens that are exclusively listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Changelly to Use Rates […]

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Wyoming’s New Crypto Banking Law Could Defang New York’s BitLicense

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 21:05

Wyoming’s New Crypto Banking Law Could Defang New York’s BitLicense There may be a way for cryptocurrency businesses to get around New York's notoriously hard-to-get BitLicense, and it runs through Wyoming.

US Authorities Arrest Alleged SIM Swappers After Crypto Thefts

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 19:38

US Authorities Arrest Alleged SIM Swappers After Crypto Thefts The FBI has arrested two individuals on charges of stealing and attempting to steal $550,000 in cryptocurrency by SIM swapping 10 victims.

Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 19:00

Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts

On November 14, the leading adult video sharing site on the internet, Pornhub, revealed that payment processor Paypal has blocked the company’s live performer payouts. In a blog post written on Thursday, Pornhub recommended alternative payments like writing a check or using the digital currency verge. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in […]

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Northern Trust Testing Fractionlized Bonds on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 18:45

Northern Trust Testing Fractionlized Bonds on Blockchain The U.S.-based custody bank is working with BondEvalue, a Singapore-based debt markets tech company, to offer fractions of tokenized bonds to retail and small professional investors.

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