Coinhive Mints Quarter Million Dollars in Monero a Month, Report Reveals

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 20:15

Coinhive Mints Quarter Million Dollars in Monero a Month, Report Reveals

?he profitability of cryptocurrency mining is decreasing on the backdrop of this year’s persistently bearish markets but Coinhive seems to be doing pretty well. The browser-based miner has earned a quarter million dollars worth of monero in just one month, according to a new study conducted by German researchers.    Also read: New Player to […]

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Crowd Source or Complete Tasks With Bitcoin.com’s Bounty Hunter Portal

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 18:35

Crowd Source or Complete Tasks With Bitcoin.com’s Bounty Hunter Portal

Ever since the Bitcoin network was launched the online world of digital bounty hunting began to prosper significantly, allowing individuals the ability to scour the web for jobs that pay in cryptocurrency. Just recently Bitcoin.com revamped its portal, Bitcoin Bounty Hunter, a service that allows anyone to anonymously crowd source bounties to complete tasks. Armchair […]

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Coinbase Acquires Digital Identity Startup Distributed Systems

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2018. Aug. 15. 18:15

Coinbase Acquires Digital Identity Startup Distributed Systems Coinbase is advancing its push into developing a secure digital identity platform by acquiring San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems.

AT&T Sued for $224 Million After Phone Hackers Rob Crypto Investor

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 17:45

AT&T Sued for $224 Million After Phone Hackers Rob Crypto Investor Michael Terpin is suing AT&T, claiming the company's failure to protect his cell phone data lead to hackers stealing $24 million in cryptocurrencies.

Bitwise Launches Three New Cryptocurrency Market Index Funds

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 17:05

Bitwise Launches Three New Cryptocurrency Market Index Funds

Why wait for an ETF? Bitwise Index Services, a subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management, has announced the launch of three new indexes covering the mid-cap, small-cap, and total-market segments of the crypto market, as well as the renaming of its HOLD 10 Index as the 10 Large Cap Crypto Index. Also Read: The Daily: Stoners […]

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SEC Expands Inquiry Into Riot Blockchain, Filing Reveals

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2018. Aug. 15. 16:25

SEC Expands Inquiry Into Riot Blockchain, Filing Reveals The legal woes of biotech company-turned-crypto miner Riot Blockchain don't appear to be slowing down.

Bitcoin Illegal: Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 16:05

Bitcoin Illegal: Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (??????? ??????? ????????) regulators issued a statement this week through its monetary authority. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are illegal in the country. Citing “negative consequences” and “high risk,” the government believes it must protect subjects from themselves.   Also read: Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority […]

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Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

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2018. Aug. 15. 14:59

Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting The American Association of Insurance Services is turning to IBM Blockchain to support a new automated insurance reporting tool.

SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration Token

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 13:50

SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration Token

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against an oil and gas exploration company and its founder who “perpetrated a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) to fund oil exploration and drilling in California.” The token sale failed to raise money but the tokens were issued as part of a bounty program, which […]

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30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 13:30

30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research.

Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 12:00

Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits Several blockchain associations in South Korea are pushing back against a government proposal they fear will stifle industry innovation.

Playboy Sues Wallet Developer for Failing to Integrate Crypto Across Its Platforms

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 11:53

Playboy Sues Wallet Developer for Failing to Integrate Crypto Across Its Platforms

Playboy is reportedly suing a Canadian cryptocurrency firm for allegedly failing to integrate a “wallet that would support a range of cryptocurrencies across the company’s online media, digital and casual gaming businesses.” Playboy.tv was supposed to be the first of the company’s platforms to feature the new crypto wallet and payment options. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Breakdown Over? Bitcoin Indicators Suggest Price Outlook Is Improving

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 11:00

Breakdown Over? Bitcoin Indicators Suggest Price Outlook Is Improving Bitcoin looks to have fought off recent bear attacks that saw prices landing just above the yearly low of $5,755.

The Daily: Stoners Drop Crypto From IPO, Binance Launches Academy

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 09:56

The Daily: Stoners Drop Crypto From IPO, Binance Launches Academy

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories about the stoners’ magazine High Times which dropped cryptocurrencies from its IPO, Binance launching its own academy, an institutional investors program by Kucoin and the Cash App expanding its crypto buying service across America. Also Read: An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a […]

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Y Combinator's New China Chief Is Bullish on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 09:30

Y Combinator's New China Chief Is Bullish on Blockchain Lu Qi, the head of Y Combinator's new China division, believes blockchain has great potential for entrepreneurship in the long run.

Prime Trust Enters Crypto Custody Race, Will Hold 'Any' Ethereum Token

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 08:00

Prime Trust Enters Crypto Custody Race, Will Hold 'Any' Ethereum Token Prime Trust, a Nevada trust company, says it can handle custody for bitcoin, ether and any token issued on ethereum under the ERC-20 standard.

Trader Gets Six-Figure Loan to Buy Crypto, Holdings Drop by 85%

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 07:55

Trader Gets Six-Figure Loan to Buy Crypto, Holdings Drop by 85%

An Abu Dhabi-based cryptocurrency investor has shared his story of having taken out a six-figure loan to finance virtual currency investments only to watch his portfolio lose 85 percent of its value. The investor has shared his story in the hope that it can serve as a lesson to others. Also Read:High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: […]

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Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Token Venture Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 06:00

Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Token Venture Fund LINE has announced yet another move into the cryptocurrency space with the launch of a $10 million token venture fund.

New Player to Offer Next Generation ASIC Chips This Year

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 05:55

New Player to Offer Next Generation ASIC Chips This Year

A new competitor is advancing on plans to enter the mining hardware market by the end of the year. Canadian company Squire Mining has raised almost $20 million to finance the design, development, and testing of a new ASIC chip and bitcoin mining rig. Squire also wants to set up its own crypto mining facilities. […]

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Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing's Standing In The Way

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 04:02

Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing's Standing In The Way Bitcoin could get better privacy with Taproot, but there's one big obstacle - it can't be deployed until another technology goes through.

Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But There's a Catch

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 15. 04:02

Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But There's a Catch Bitcoin could get better privacy with Taproot, but there's one big obstacle - it can't be deployed until another technology goes through.

Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 03:55

Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

Many people lust for control. They need to control objects, animals, and people. This need for domination leads some to use violence to sate their urges. Their blind obedience to control unlocks a pathology that destroys their thinking faculties. It turns them into animals, driven by a fetish for control. In some ways, this need […]

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Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

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2018. Aug. 15. 02:00

Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2 Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, a new study reports.

High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: Bitcoiner Lost Over 5,500 BTC – Ringleader Fled to US

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 15. 01:50

High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: Bitcoiner Lost Over 5,500 BTC – Ringleader Fled to US

A high-profile crypto case involving a well-known actor and model has come to public attention in Thailand following the enforcement of the country’s crypto regulations. Over 5,564 BTC were reportedly stolen from a bitcoin millionaire. The alleged ringleader has fled to the U.S. Thailand’s main crypto regulator is cooperating with the police on the case. […]

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An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed Company

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 23:55

An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed Company

Could we soon see a token-backed project listed on one of the biggest equity venues in the world? An Asian ICO venture is reportedly trying to take over a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed firm, which would effectively make it a public company. Also Read: Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space ‘Hash House’ Established in Xi’an, China […]

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Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 23:30

Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency Venezuela is set to begin using its "petro" cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit, according to the country's president.

Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 21:55

Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin

A growing number of governments and central banks around the world are looking to the possibility of issuing their own digital coins these days. The latest financial institution to join this trend is the Caribbean central bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Also Read: Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space ‘Hash House’ Established in Xi’an, China […]

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Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 20:55

Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced it plans to allow investors the ability to trade cryptocurrencies through the regulated stock exchange. According to the JSE, the Canadian-based Blockstation will help facilitate the crypto-trading services. Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Facilitate Crypto-Asset Trades in […]

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Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 20:30

Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup Playboy is suing Canadian blockchain company Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) for fraud and breach of contract.

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 19:30

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live A private version of the crypto protocol lightning network is headed to zcash, with the potential it could be added for other blockchains soon.

ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 18:55

ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

In recent news pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICO) regulations, an EU report has advocated the regulation of ICOs according to crowdfunding legislation, the governor of Korea’s Jeju Island wants his jurisdiction to become a special economic zone regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the U.S. SEC has warned consumers regarding the risks of self-directed Individual […]

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Judge Denies Effort to Move XRP Investor Lawsuit to Lower Court

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 18:00

Judge Denies Effort to Move XRP Investor Lawsuit to Lower Court A district judge has slapped down an investor's effort to move a lawsuit against payments firm Ripple to a lower court.

PR: Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry

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2018. Aug. 14. 17:30

PR: Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry

Keynote Launches a new fund to support diversity and inclusion in the development and use of blockchain technology.

Keynote? is thrilled to launch a new $6 million Fund to support diversity and inclusion in the blockchain industry. The fund exists to ensure everyone has the opportunity to play an active role in the development and evolution of blockchain and opportunities to work and develop in blockchain are open to all regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

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Pot Publication High Times Now Says It Won't Accept Bitcoin in IPO

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 17:00

Pot Publication High Times Now Says It Won't Accept Bitcoin in IPO High Times, which announced last week that it would accept bitcoin and ether for its coming IPO, said in an SEC filing Monday that this was an "error."

Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 16:55

Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

President Maduro’s Venezuela is preparing to effectively adopt next week two official units of account – the nation’s crypto, El Petro, and the new petro-pegged bolivar that will replace the inflated national fiat. New salary and pricing mechanisms will be implemented as well, the country’s leftist leader promised.   Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto […]

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SEC Slaps 'Fraudulent' ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 15:49

SEC Slaps 'Fraudulent' ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist along with a $30,000 penalty to the founder of a token sale it called "fraudulent."

Coders Renew Efforts to Fork Mining Giant Bitmain Off Siacoin Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 15:00

Coders Renew Efforts to Fork Mining Giant Bitmain Off Siacoin Blockchain Coders on a smaller cryptocurrency protocol are showing why expansion might not be so easy for Bitmain, a mining giant that's soon to file for an IPO.

Crypto Coders Renew Efforts to Disable Bitmain's Siacoin Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 15:00

Crypto Coders Renew Efforts to Disable Bitmain's Siacoin Miners Coders on a smaller cryptocurrency protocol are showing why expansion might not be so easy for Bitmain, a mining giant that's soon to file for an IPO.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 14:55

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Leading up until this Tuesday a great majority of cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value over the past few days. Since our last markets update this past Saturday, the overall cryptocurrency capitalization as a whole has dropped significantly by losing $20 billion USD. All eyes will surely be fixed on digital asset charts this week […]

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Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Invest in Axoni's $32 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 13:50

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Invest in Axoni's $32 Million Funding Round Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has completed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs.

Firm Behind Japanese Cryptocurrency ‘Spindle’ to Relocate to London Amid Investigation

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 13:05

Firm Behind Japanese Cryptocurrency ‘Spindle’ to Relocate to London Amid Investigation

The Japanese cryptocurrency Spindle, known for being promoted by the Japanese popular singer, actor and talent Gakuto Oshiro (45), aka GACKT, has announced it’s withdrawing from Tokyo to relocate its headquarters in London, amidst rumors that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police is investigating unregistered sales of cryptocurrencies made by the company. Also read: J-Pop Star GACKT Caught […]

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Crypto-Powered Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 12:40

Crypto-Powered Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in ICO A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football aimed to bring fans together.

Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 12:40

Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football aimed to bring fans together.

AirSwap Decentralized Exchange Upgrades for Any-Size Ethereum Trades

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 12:00

AirSwap Decentralized Exchange Upgrades for Any-Size Ethereum Trades The decentralized exchange is adding messaging and ID verification features to address the worries that have kept institutional investors at bay.

Reports: India’s Crypto Regulations Delayed, Government Considers ‘Crypto Tokens’

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 11:00

Reports: India’s Crypto Regulations Delayed, Government Considers ‘Crypto Tokens’

The Indian government previously planned to submit the proposal for crypto regulations in July. However, a senior official has revealed that the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in India has been delayed and will likely be ready by the year’s end. Meanwhile, the government is reportedly considering “launching crypto tokens for financial transactions.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Under Pressure: Bitcoin Price Could Defend $5.6K, Charts Say

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 11:00

Under Pressure: Bitcoin Price Could Defend $5.6K, Charts Say Bitcoin risks printing fresh 2018 low below the June low of $5,755, but will likely defend the support at $5,650 in the short-run.

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 10:59

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018 The Jamaica Stock Exchange will be adding cryptocurrency trading for its clients later this year.

PR: GaxCoin ICO Launches Private Sale

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 09:30

PR: GaxCoin ICO Launches Private Sale

We are pleased to announce the start of the sale of GaxCoin. The launch of our Initial Coin Offering is scheduled for 11 August 2018; a fundamental date for all those who wish to contribute to our Startup Blockchain project, to the creation of the Platform and its innovative and completely autonomous Ecosystem, which continues to be developed and which has its cardinal points in stability, simplicity and reliability.

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Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 09:30

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States Residents in all 50 U.S. states can now use Square's Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin, the company has announced.

The Daily: Altcoin Panic, Stablecoin Takeover

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 09:05

The Daily: Altcoin Panic, Stablecoin Takeover

There’s blood in the streets, the water and everywhere else you may care to look today as the cryptocurrency market plunges below $200 billion with a vengeance. We’ve got the reaction from across the web in today’s Bitcoin in Brief, as well as the latest developments from the realm of stablecoins, which have been an […]

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A New Way to Compare Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 08:00

A New Way to Compare Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin Obviously a coin's price matters, but it's only one of several measures of a blockchain's value. Looking at them together gives you a fuller picture.

Introducing Bitcoin Cash Charts a Graphical Constellation of BCH Data

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 07:50

Introducing Bitcoin Cash Charts a Graphical Constellation of BCH Data

Since we launched Bitcoin.com back in 2015 all of us have been extremely busy building our website to be the number one go-to source for all things Bitcoin related. These days we have forums, a non-custodial wallet, games, educational resources, a crypto-market data portal called Satoshi Pulse, a newsdesk, and so much more. This week […]

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Introducing Bitcoin Cash Charts – a Graphical Constellation of BCH Data

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 07:50

Introducing Bitcoin Cash Charts – a Graphical Constellation of BCH Data

Since we launched Bitcoin.com back in 2015 all of us have been extremely busy building our website to be the number one go-to source for all things Bitcoin related. These days we have forums, a non-custodial wallet, games, educational resources, a crypto-market data portal called Satoshi Pulse, a newsdesk, and so much more. This week […]

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Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become an ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 06:45

Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become an ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban Korea's Jeju island is eyeing a plan to allow crypto projects to conduct initial coin offerings in the self-governing province despite a domestic ban.

Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 06:45

Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban Korea's Jeju island is eyeing a plan to allow crypto projects to conduct initial coin offerings in the self-governing province despite a domestic ban.

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Unveils New Crypto Priorities, Exchange Profits Up 7-Fold

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 05:50

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Unveils New Crypto Priorities, Exchange Profits Up 7-Fold

Japan’s GMO Internet has unveiled new priorities for its cryptocurrency business along with the performances of its crypto exchange and mining operations. The changes going forward result from the bear market and increased total hash rate. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space GMO Coin Profits Up 7.3-Fold Japanese internet giant GMO published […]

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You Can Now Get Paid (A Little) For Using Bitcoin's Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 04:00

You Can Now Get Paid (A Little) For Using Bitcoin's Lightning Network Lightning nodes are making money – albeit not much – displaying the potential for a growing fee market on the layer two tech.

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Drafts Law to Create Central Bank for Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 03:50

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Drafts Law to Create Central Bank for Crypto

A member of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly has reportedly revealed that the assembly is preparing a reform to the country’s Constitution that includes a central bank for cryptocurrencies. This follows the Venezuelan government’s latest effort to tie the new bolivar currency to the petro. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Central […]

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Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $6K to Near 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 03:07

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $6K to Near 2018 Low Bitcoin fell below $6,000 on Tuesday, a decline that brings the price of the world's largest cryptocurrency to within 2 percent of its 2018 low.

Below $200 Billion: Crypto Market Sinks to New 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 02:20

Below $200 Billion: Crypto Market Sinks to New 2018 Low Falling prices have sent the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies below $200 billion.

XRP Cryptocurrency Now Down 90% From 2018 Price High

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 14. 02:05

XRP Cryptocurrency Now Down 90% From 2018 Price High XRP, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell to its lowest price of 2018 on Tuesday.

Bitcoin is a Permissionless, Decentralized Firearm: Cody Wilson is Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 14. 01:50

Bitcoin is a Permissionless, Decentralized Firearm: Cody Wilson is Satoshi Nakamoto

The path to a cryptocurrency revolution might just run through a sleepy Austin, Texas industrial park, home to offices of Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed in the United States. Parallels exist between downloadable files from a website, allowing users access to 3D printable firearms, and a permissionless, decentralized, censorship-resistant medium of exchange. If […]

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Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the Lira

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 23:50

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the Lira

Trading volume on Turkish cryptocurrency exchanges has soared over the last 24 hours as citizens have sought refuge from the weakened lira. Turkey’s national currency has faced a torrid time on a day when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of trying to “stab it in the back”. Trade volume on domestic exchange Btcturk […]

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Silk Road Questions Unanswered as Ulbricht Gathers 60K Clemency Signatures

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 21:50

Silk Road Questions Unanswered as Ulbricht Gathers 60K Clemency Signatures

Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison back in 2015 for operating the Silk Road marketplace but many people believe he should be set free. The Ulbricht family, aided by his new Twitter account @RealRossU, has managed to gather close to 60,000 signatures in a petition for his clemency. Meanwhile, many questions surrounding the […]

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EU Lawmaker Wants to Include ICOs in New Crowdfunding Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 21:15

EU Lawmaker Wants to Include ICOs in New Crowdfunding Rules A draft proposal by the EP's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs suggests creating new regulations for public initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 19:50

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

News.Bitcoin.com feature ‘Cryptowhispers’ reported on what has turned from rumor to an all-out verbal war between two well-known figures in the cryptoverse. It began last week when Christopher Franko, co-founder of the Expanse project, took to Twitter and accused popular exchange Binance of quoting 400 bitcoin to list a token. The exchange’s head, Changpeng Zhao, […]

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Below $300: Ether Price Hits New Low for 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 17:52

Below $300: Ether Price Hits New Low for 2018 The price of Ethereum (ETH) just fell below $300 for the first time since November 12 of last year.

Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space ‘Hash House’ Established in Xi’an, China

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 17:50

Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space ‘Hash House’ Established in Xi’an, China

A new crypto cafe and coworking space, called Hash House, has been established in the city of Xi’an, China. It seems like a cool place to go whether you want to learn about the latest trends, develop your own project, or just grab a coffee for BCH. Also Read: The Daily: Huobi OTC to Support […]

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PR: BITTECH Offers Two Mining Machines, Equipped with Mining Chips Using a Cutting-Edge 10 Nm Process Technology

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2018. Aug. 13. 17:30

PR: BITTECH Offers Two Mining Machines, Equipped with Mining Chips Using a Cutting-Edge 10 Nm Process Technology

BITTECH starts selling a new range of cryptocurrency mining hardware powered by 10 nm semiconductor chips (10 nm BT0010a and BT0010La mining chips). It is to be recalled that BITTECH introduced its first ASIC miner as early as mid-May, 2018. Bittech One based on 14 nm ASIC chip BT0014 is characterized by 28TH/s hashing power, while energy consumption makes 2200W.

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Marvel Weighs Legal Move Against Crypto Startup's 'Wacoinda' Plans

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 17:00

Marvel Weighs Legal Move Against Crypto Startup's 'Wacoinda' Plans Marvel Characters is not yet sure if it will oppose a cryptocurrency startup playing off the name of the fictional nation Wakanda from Black Panther.

Bitt Inks Blockchain Deal With Another Caribbean Central Bank

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 16:00

Bitt Inks Blockchain Deal With Another Caribbean Central Bank Bitt is partnering with the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten to look into issuing a central bank-backed digital currency for the two nations.

Coingeek Speaks on Consensus Changes and Next-Gen ASIC Chip

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 15:50

Coingeek Speaks on Consensus Changes and Next-Gen ASIC Chip

Last week, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the proposed consensus changes published by the Bitcoin ABC development team, and the opposition towards certain elements of that proposal from a few BCH community members. Now the blockchain firm and mining organization Coingeek, led by the billionaire tycoon Calvin Ayre, has revealed some different proposed changes to the BCH […]

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Bitcoin Price Hits 7-Month High Against Turkish Lira

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 15:20

Bitcoin Price Hits 7-Month High Against Turkish Lira Turkey's economic crisis looks to have boosted bitcoin's appeal as a safe-haven asset, pushing it to seven-month highs against the lira.

Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 14:00

Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup Regtech and compliance startup iComply has just completed a seed funding round led by former Standard and Poor's chief Deven Sharma.

Bitcoin Trading Is Illegal in Saudi Arabia, Warn Watchdogs

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 13:00

Bitcoin Trading Is Illegal in Saudi Arabia, Warn Watchdogs A governmental committee comprised of Saudi Arabian regulators has issued a statement warning that cryptocurrency trading is illegal in the kingdom.

Blockchain Social Network Minds Is Migrating to Ethereum for Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 12:00

Blockchain Social Network Minds Is Migrating to Ethereum for Launch Blockchain-based social network Minds is moving its platform to the ethereum mainnet, the startup announced Monday. 

Create an Unforgettable Wallet Seed by Building a Memory Palace

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 11:50

Create an Unforgettable Wallet Seed by Building a Memory Palace

A 12 or 24-word recovery seed is the key to your cryptocurrency wallet. That’s why, upon creating it, you’re prompted to write it down and store it in a safe place. But what if you didn’t have to write it down? What if there was a virtually failsafe means of committing those words to memory, […]

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Bitcoin Price Move Past $6.5K Would Boost Upside Potential

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Move Past $6.5K Would Boost Upside Potential Bitcoin's corrective rally could gather steam above the key descending trendline hurdle of $6,480.

Exchanges Round-Up: Chinese Court Backs Coinnice Repatriation, CZ Demos Binance DEX

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 09:50

Exchanges Round-Up: Chinese Court Backs Coinnice Repatriation, CZ Demos Binance DEX

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrencies, a Chinese court has rejected an appeal from a trader disputing a previous decision that mandated he repay the value of 5 BTC accidentally credited to his Coinnice account, the CEO of Binance has demonstrated the company’s upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX), and Okex’s head of operations has discussed the […]

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China's Communist Party Publishes Blockchain Tech 101 for Officials

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 09:30

China's Communist Party Publishes Blockchain Tech 101 for Officials China's Communist Party is moving to make blockchain literacy the norm with the publication of a guide book for officials and members.

China's Communist Party Publishes Blockchain Tech 101

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 09:30

China's Communist Party Publishes Blockchain Tech 101 China's Communist Party is moving to make blockchain literacy the norm with the publication of a guide book for officials and members.

PR: NEM and Unibright Are Announcing a Strategic Partnership

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 09:30

PR: NEM and Unibright Are Announcing a Strategic Partnership

NEM (“out-of-the-box”, enterprise-grade blockchain platform”) and Unibright (“blockchain agnostic integration framework”) are teaming up and start an official strategic partnership.

NEM and Unibright start a strategic partnership by adding NEM oriented code generation to the Unibright framework and adding Unibright to the NEMsp Program. Through this relationship, Unibright developers will receive blockchain training and certification through the Global NEMsp Network. The NEMsp (NEM Service Partner) Network provides qualified partners like Unibright with the technical skills and business benefits to integrate clients on the NEM Blockchain and scale regardless of industry, specialization or experience

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Where Roads Can't Reach, Blockchain Drones Just Might Travel

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 08:00

Where Roads Can't Reach, Blockchain Drones Just Might Travel A team of Russian engineers and entrepreneurs wants to link heavy-duty delivery drones using blockchain.

Crypto Millionaire Lost 5,500 Bitcoins in Alleged Investment Scam

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 06:00

Crypto Millionaire Lost 5,500 Bitcoins in Alleged Investment Scam A 22-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire has lost more than 5,500 bitcoins in an alleged investment scam in Thailand.

In Rare Decision, ICO Founders Will Delay Crypto Paydays – For a Decade

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 04:00

In Rare Decision, ICO Founders Will Delay Crypto Paydays – For a Decade Nebulas raised $60 million in an ICO in December, but in order to help its team focus on completing its tech, it's extending its team's token lockup.

Vietnamese Stop Importing Bitcoin Mining Rigs as Import Ban Looms

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 02:50

Vietnamese Stop Importing Bitcoin Mining Rigs as Import Ban Looms

Vietnamese businesses and individuals have stopped importing bitcoin mining equipment into the country since the beginning of July, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department. This follows the government’s efforts to pass a law banning the import of bitcoin mining rigs into Vietnam. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Mining […]

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Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 02:00

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security The phrase "trusted execution environment" is identified in two Microsoft patent applications to be a key component in future blockchain projects.

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Blockchain Security Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 13. 02:00

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Blockchain Security Boost The phrase "trusted execution environment" is identified in two Microsoft patent applications to be a key component in future blockchain projects.

An In-Depth Look at the Cryptocurrency Economy’s ‘Stablecoin’ Trend

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 13. 00:10

An In-Depth Look at the Cryptocurrency Economy’s ‘Stablecoin’ Trend

Back in the early days, cryptocurrency enthusiasts used to laugh at the thought of a stable cryptocurrency pegged to a specific fiat currency like the US dollar. Although nowadays things have changed and the digital currency tether (USDT) captures more cryptocurrency trade volume than most of the leading nation-state issued fiat currencies like the USD […]

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Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s Impact

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 22:10

Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s Impact

A growing number of cryptocurrency exchanges in India are adding stablecoins such as trueusd (TUSD) and tether (USDT) to their platforms. They are part of the solutions exchanges have come up with in order to minimize the impact of the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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US Government to “Aggressively Pursue” Unregulated Services Around the World

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 18:20

US Government to “Aggressively Pursue” Unregulated Services Around the World

Two common complaints among crypto traders are that platforms which didn’t before are now demanding identification documents and that more venues close their doors to residents of some countries. While users naturally lash out at the companies, it is important to remember that this is often done under coercion or threat by regulators. The US […]

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Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 16:10

Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Jurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty […]

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Which Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is Best for You?

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 14:10

Which Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is Best for You?

The number of hardware wallets has proliferated with the number of cryptocurrencies in recent years. Today, consumers enjoy an unprecedented choice of hardware devices on which to store their bitcoin and altcoins, though market-leaders Ledger and Trezor still dominate. For anyone agonizing over the best device for their needs, the following models are worthy of […]

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Crypto Trading 101: Simple Charting Patterns Explained

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 12. 13:30

Crypto Trading 101: Simple Charting Patterns Explained Are you good at spotting anomalies in complex problems? Charting just might be for you. CoinDesk offers its basic guide for eager intro traders.

Regulations Round-Up: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies, Regulatory Clarity

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 12:58

Regulations Round-Up: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies, Regulatory Clarity

In recent regulatory news, Spain’s Central bank has issued a report favoring the development of a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC), the president of Taiwan’s central bank has advocated caution regarding CBDCs, the Blockchain Research Institute has published a summary of recent roundtable discussions calling for great regulatory clarity, and a Russian court has a […]

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How Crypto Reacted to This Week's SEC Bitcoin ETF Delay

CoinDesk

2018. Aug. 12. 12:30

How Crypto Reacted to This Week's SEC Bitcoin ETF Delay While the market didn't like the SEC's bitcoin ETF delay decision, observers on social media weren't surprised at all.

The Weekly: Coinbase Increases Limits, Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract, Okex Launches Coinall

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 10:40

The Weekly: Coinbase Increases Limits, Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract, Okex Launches Coinall

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about Coinbase increasing trading limits, Shapeshift acquiring Bitfract, Okex launching a white label platform called Coinall, and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author, Robert Kiyosaki, which came out in favor of cryptocurrencies. Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin’s Return to Innovation: Changing the World Through Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 06:50

Bitcoin’s Return to Innovation: Changing the World Through Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash

Developer Gabriel Cardona was personally recruited to fast track development of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Open source, full featured development kit, Bitbox, his creation, has taken the community by storm, and it is now part of the Bitcoin.com developer universe. Money, Mr. Cardona likes to say, is critical to the human condition. And BCH and its […]

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Brazil’s Pro Bitcoin Presidential Candidate: É Boa Pra Caramba!

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 12. 00:45

Brazil’s Pro Bitcoin Presidential Candidate: É Boa Pra Caramba!

É Boa Pra Caramba! roughly translated means ‘amazing’ in Brazilian Portuguese. Regional Bitcoiners might be using the expression more these days after Brazil New Party presidential candidate João Amoêdo came out recently as very pro-bitcoin. Mr. Amoêdo is heading into a contentious election this October. In an interview, when asked about cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, […]

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Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

Bitcoin News

2018. Aug. 11. 23:45

Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

The number of crypto hedge and venture capital funds is increasing at a fast pace this year, already reaching a total of 466, despite the bearish market trend and continuing regulatory uncertainty. 96 new funds have been founded by the end of July, according to a new study whose authors believe this year’s number will […]

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