Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 23. 01:33

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight […]

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Tron’s Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 23:11

Tron’s Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet Tron founder Justin Sun's hotly-anticipated lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been postponed.

Tron Founder Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet

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2019. Jul. 22. 23:11

Tron Founder Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet Tron founder Justin Sun's hotly-anticipated lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been postponed.

Bitfinex Claims ‘New York’ Customers Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities

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2019. Jul. 22. 22:10

Bitfinex Claims ‘New York’ Customers Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities Supposed New York residents and companies that used Bitfinex's trading platform were actually "foreign entities," according to a new filing by the exchange's attorneys.

Bitfinex: ‘New York Customers’ Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 22:10

Bitfinex: ‘New York Customers’ Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities Supposed New York residents and companies that used Bitfinex's trading platform were actually "foreign entities," according to a new filing by the exchange's attorneys.

Daimler to Produce Crypto Hard Wallet for Automotive Industry

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2019. Jul. 22. 20:30

Daimler to Produce Crypto Hard Wallet for Automotive Industry The wallet has implications for ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, and on-the-go payments, according to the company.

Iran Legalizes Crypto Mining

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 19:20

Iran Legalizes Crypto Mining Iran is officially recognizing bitcoin mining as an industry it will regulate and for which it will set electricity rates.

Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 19:00

Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash

On June 12, the Honestnode team announced the release of a new stablecoin project built on top of the Bitcoin Cash network called Honestcoin (USDH). The new token was made using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and recently launched on the cryptocurrency trading platform Coinex. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the founder of Honestnode, Jian […]

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Domain Name Registrar EnCirca Starts Pre-Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

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2019. Jul. 22. 18:00

Domain Name Registrar EnCirca Starts Pre-Registrations for Ethereum Addresses Like a traditional DNS, the ethereum naming service will allow .eth names to propagate on the internet.

Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

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2019. Jul. 22. 18:00

Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses Like a traditional DNS, the ethereum naming service will allow .eth names to propagate on the internet.

Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital

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2019. Jul. 22. 17:00

Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital The $323 million in funding from crypto notables, including Ribbit Capital and Sequoia, brings Robinhood's valuation to $6.7 billion.

Circle Moves Exchange Operations Offshore With New Bermuda Office

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2019. Jul. 22. 16:20

Circle Moves Exchange Operations Offshore With New Bermuda Office Circle is moving the majority of its Poloniex exchange operations offshore, citing a "lack of regulatory frameworks" in the U.S.

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 16:00

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has once again weighed in on bitcoin, claiming the U.S. dollar has not been used to finance “nefarious” activity on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters also dropped a tasty nugget of a soundbite as well, sharing her thoughts on “bitcom” and the need […]

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Bakkt Is Scheduled to Start Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Today

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2019. Jul. 22. 15:15

Bakkt Is Scheduled to Start Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Today Bakkt is scheduled to begin testing its bitcoin futures contracts Monday, more than six months after its originally planned launch date.

Ugandan President Backs Bid to Tackle Fake Meds With Blockchain

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2019. Jul. 22. 13:40

Ugandan President Backs Bid to Tackle Fake Meds With Blockchain Uganda's government is supporting a project using blockchain tech to fight the problem of counterfeit medicines.

How Big Hydro Power Partners With Bitcoin Miners to Prevent Energy Waste

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 13:00

How Big Hydro Power Partners With Bitcoin Miners to Prevent Energy Waste

We are often told that the verification of bitcoin transactions eats a lot of energy. The largely inaccurate comparison to a small country, the size of Ireland or Denmark, is evoked thanks to numerous clickbait headlines. What mainstream media fails to explain, however, is that bitcoin mining is actually helping electricity producers prevent energy waste. […]

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A New Platform Called AFOX Will Tokenize Media Buying Contracts

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2019. Jul. 22. 13:00

A New Platform Called AFOX Will Tokenize Media Buying Contracts The Advertising Futures and Options Exchange (AFOX) platform will allow for the tokenization of media contracts and the selling of advertisements in the futures and options markets.

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud Concerns

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2019. Jul. 22. 12:00

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud Concerns A parliamentary committee worries about Facebook holding financial details on its potentially billions of Libra users.

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud

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2019. Jul. 22. 12:00

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud A parliamentary committee worries about Facebook holding financial details on its potentially billions of Libra users.

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach That May Impact 300,000 Users

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2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach That May Impact 300,000 Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users

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2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Bitcoin Price Ends Longest Losing Streak Since December

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Ends Longest Losing Streak Since December Bitcoin ended its longest losing streak in seven months over the weekend, but the outlook still remains bearish.

Crypto Bank FairX Shuts Down Citing Lack of Funds, Bleak Future

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 10:00

Crypto Bank FairX Shuts Down Citing Lack of Funds, Bleak Future FairX, a crypto bank that planned to run on the Stellar network, ran out of steam.

FINRA Extends Deadline for Firms to Report Crypto Activity

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 09:40

FINRA Extends Deadline for Firms to Report Crypto Activity The self-regulatory body for brokers and exchanges has quietly extended its deadline for member firms to report their crypto activity.

PR: Folgory Launches Mobile App and Regulated Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 09:30

PR: Folgory Launches Mobile App and Regulated Crypto Exchange

Folgory, the fully integrated app and trading exchange launches to bring a range of services to crypto users.

The intellectual and logistical demands of trading crypto currency have hitherto been tricky at best, complex at worst. Folgory has created an easy to integrate and manage solution designed for the crypto trader looking for speed, ease of use and the highest levels of security.

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South Korea Estimates 2-Year Losses from Crypto Crimes at $2.3 Billion

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 08:10

South Korea Estimates 2-Year Losses from Crypto Crimes at $2.3 Billion Nearly 2.7 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) have been lost to cryptocurrency crimes in the last two years, not including exchange hacks.

Libra’s Biggest Problem

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 04:00

Libra’s Biggest Problem Facebook's Libra is trying to simultaneously be pro-privacy and pro-KYC; this forms an inherent contradiction.

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 02:00

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Money is one of the most important but least understood manmade tools in existence. For more than 5,000 years humans have used a tool of exchange called money to facilitate trade. During this timespan, the evolution of money has evolved into a system of information, a social contract, and a ranking system. Also Read: IRS […]

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Deutsche Bank Collapse Could Crash Global Financial Markets

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 17:00

Deutsche Bank Collapse Could Crash Global Financial Markets

German financial services giant Deutsche Bank AG is one of the largest and most important economic institutions in the world. Mainly due to self-imposed scandals, the bank is now having to taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Investors everywhere should note that if such a critical piece of the too-big-to-fail banking system falters, it could […]

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Tron’s Justin Sun Invites eToro Founder to Lunch With Buffett

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2019. Jul. 21. 16:57

Tron’s Justin Sun Invites eToro Founder to Lunch With Buffett Sun will sit down with Buffett, Circle's Jeremy Allaire, and Yoni Assia, founder and CEO of eToro.

How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 13:45

How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

Online casinos and betting sites have proliferated since the first of their kind came on the scene in 1994. Thanks to the convenience of playing from home, the allure of winning real money, and a degree of privacy, these popular sites continue to evolve. There have been major problems, though, regarding perceived fairness and randomness […]

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Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals

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2019. Jul. 21. 11:00

Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals While some traders prefer to watch multiple indicators for buy signals on their charts, others prefer a simpler setup like the Awesome Oscillator.

Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 10:45

Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

U.S. Congress has shown that it is starting to care about cryptocurrency as a number of lawmakers spoke up in favor of it this week. “The world Satoshi Nakamoto had envisioned is an unstoppable force” and “there’s no capacity to kill bitcoin” are some of the comments made by lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Fed chair said […]

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A Suspect Crypto Site Stole My Identity – and I’m Furious

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2019. Jul. 21. 10:00

A Suspect Crypto Site Stole My Identity – and I’m Furious A site called "US Veteran Token" looks to be using goodwill toward military vets to scam investors. And one of our bios was stolen to promote it.

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 21:30

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Since the dawn of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency landscape has seen a lot of digital currency gaming websites where users can wager their coins in games like poker, dice, blackjack and slots. Because public blockchains are transparent, the protocols have made online gaming provably fair. However, throughout most states in the U.S., residents cannot participate in […]

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Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon

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2019. Jul. 20. 19:30

Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon The cadastral map will offer a chance for everyone to claim a stake in the moon before Jeff Bezos claims it.

Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why

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2019. Jul. 20. 10:00

Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why After a $40 million Series B, buzzy crypto startup Anchorage is setting up a new subsidiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 10:00

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their […]

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Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin?

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 20. 08:45

Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin? He can try, argues Noelle Acheson – but the risk he might succeed is outweighed by the benefits of the heightened conversation.

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 04:30

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) platform and protocol development have seen a lot of delivered code and projects over the last two years. The upgrades will help Bitcoin Cash scale to the masses, and many of the added features are protocol developments that are unique to BCH. Also read: Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation BCH […]

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7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 01:30

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extracting bitcoin ever conjured. Also read: […]

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Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 22:30

Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

Born in 1899 in Vienna, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek is a legend of sorts in voluntaryist, libertarian, and crypto-economic circles. Freshly rediscovered video footage of the Austrian School philosopher and social theorist from 1984 is now making the rounds on crypto Twitter. In a stunning soundbite of an already well-known quote, Hayek declares that […]

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Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million

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2019. Jul. 19. 21:30

Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million The former head of a ConsenSys-incubated startup filed paperwork to sue the venture studio and its founder, Joe Lubin.

Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain

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2019. Jul. 19. 21:00

Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain KPMG is piloting a way to handle massive amounts of telecom data prior to the full implementation of 5G service. They're trying blockchain.

R3 Taps Software Sales Vet to ‘Evangelize’ Paid Version of Corda

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 18:45

R3 Taps Software Sales Vet to ‘Evangelize’ Paid Version of Corda R3 has hired software sales pro Cathy Minter as chief revenue officer to grow the user base for its paid DLT product, Corda Enterprise.

Ethereum’s Wrapped Bitcoin Set to Eclipse Lightning Network Capacity

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 15:45

Ethereum’s Wrapped Bitcoin Set to Eclipse Lightning Network Capacity

Since the project launched a little over six months ago, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) has roughly $5.9 million or 558 BTC locked into the system. At the rate WBTC’s token contract is climbing, the project is close to surpassing the Lightning Network’s capacity in the near future. Also read: The ”Wrapped Bitcoin” Project Has Now Officially […]

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Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy

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2019. Jul. 19. 15:00

Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy Dmitri Vasilev, the former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, has reportedly been arrested in Italy.

Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Natural gas acquired as a byproduct of oil extraction has become synonymous with wasted energy. In certain areas, drilling companies are unable to find a profitable market for the excess fuel. It’s often vented into the atmosphere. Startups are now offering on-site systems that utilize the surplus to mine cryptocurrencies. This new business is growing […]

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Trademark Troll? Someone Is Trying to Register ‘Samsung Coin’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Trademark Troll? Someone Is Trying to Register ‘Samsung Coin’ Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung's blockchain efforts by nabbing the "Samsung Coin" trademark.

Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung's blockchain efforts by nabbing the "Samsung Coin" trademark.

UK Thieves Burgle Bitcoin Center, Find Zilch

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 12:30

UK Thieves Burgle Bitcoin Center, Find Zilch A bold maneuver in the dark nets a group of wannabe crypto thieves in Birmingham, U.K., very little.

Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin

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2019. Jul. 19. 12:11

Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin The Jersey arm of Binance has listed the cryptocurrency exchange's own British pound-backed stablecoin, BGBP.

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 12:00

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code CoinDesk dives deep into the complex process of reviewing code for the Bitcoin Core software.

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Still Leaves Bear Bias Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 11:01

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Still Leaves Bear Bias Intact Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied sharply in the last 24 hours, but the bulls must still beat key resistance just over $11,000.

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Leaves Bear Bias Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 11:01

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Leaves Bear Bias Intact Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied sharply in the last 24 hours, but the bulls must still beat key resistance just over $11,000.

New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 10:40

New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale The U.S. state of New Jersey is taking legal action over alleged securities violations by blockchain rental marketplace Pocketinns.

US Treasury Secretary Mnunchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies

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2019. Jul. 19. 10:00

US Treasury Secretary Mnunchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies “There was a clear agreement ... that Libra in particular raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly," said Mnuchin.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 10:00

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies “There was a clear agreement ... that Libra, in particular, raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly," said Mnuchin.

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg

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2019. Jul. 19. 09:25

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over client trades, Bloomberg says.

Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 08:21

Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta The Apple co-founder has joined his second blockchain enterprise, one targeting more efficient use of energy.

Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 07:05

Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

The Indian government has finally spoken up about the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency it has been deliberating, providing answers to questions presented in the upper house of the Parliament of India. The government also confirmed that the report with the recommended crypto regulation has already been submitted by the interministerial committee tasked with drafting the […]

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Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 01:38

Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge The crypto markets are once again back on the rise with litecoin (LTC) leading the way in the top 10 cryptocurrencies at CoinMarketCap.

WATCH: ‘Mother of Blockchains’ Defends Facebook’s Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 23:00

WATCH: ‘Mother of Blockchains’ Defends Facebook’s Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar sees Libra as a turning point in the march to mass adoption. "Facebook didn't come to congress," she said. "Congress came to Facebook."

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook’s Crypto Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:35

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook’s Crypto Project A coalition of consumer advocacy groups urged the Libra Association's 28 member firms to quit the Facebook-led project.

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:35

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook Crypto A coalition of consumer advocacy groups urged the Libra Association's 28 member firms to quit the Facebook-led project.

Privacy Coin Zcash Will Soon Undergo Its First ‘Friendly’ Fork – Meet Ycash

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:10

Privacy Coin Zcash Will Soon Undergo Its First ‘Friendly’ Fork – Meet Ycash A new privacy coin, Ycash, will be created in a matter of hours. Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off.

Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:10

Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork A new privacy coin, Ycash, will be created in a matter of hours. Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off.

WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees ‘Mistrust’ as Libra’s Fatal Flaw

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:00

WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees ‘Mistrust’ as Libra’s Fatal Flaw Scandal after scandal hasn't done Facebook any favors, says former CTFC advisor Jeff Bandman.

Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 18:00

Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China Bounties demanded by the Ryuk hackers reach upwards of $5 million to be paid in bitcoin, according to the FBI.

Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 17:55

Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Since July 13, digital currency prices have dropped in value significantly, but most coins have since experienced some recovery. While many crypto supporters are optimistic on where the markets are headed, traders and analysts have noticed a bullish-to-bearish trend. BTC and a slew of other currencies spiked more than 10% at 11 a.m. EST on […]

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WATCH: A FinTech Lawyer Breaks Down Libra’s Legality

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 17:00

WATCH: A FinTech Lawyer Breaks Down Libra’s Legality Joel Telpner is chair of the Fintech and Blockchain Practice Group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP and sees Libra's creation as setting a fascinating - and potentially treacherous - precedent.

Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K In 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 15:16

Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K In 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again Bitcoin surged $1,000 in just 30 minutes during U.S. trading hours Thursday, a move that found the leading cryptocurrency rising to $10,400.

WATCH: Lukka CEO Believes in a Future Full of Corporate Tokens

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 13:00

WATCH: Lukka CEO Believes in a Future Full of Corporate Tokens Lukka CEO and investor Jake Benson sees Libra's real value as a guinea pig that will allow regulators to test the limits of crypto.

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 12:55

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s asset management arm, and the operator, Mediterranean […]

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Money Laundering Fines Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 12:55

Money Laundering Fines Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution

The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s asset management arm, and the operator, Mediterranean […]

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Facebook Libra Risks to Financial Stability Demand ‘Highest’ Regulatory Standards, Says G7

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 12:00

Facebook Libra Risks to Financial Stability Demand ‘Highest’ Regulatory Standards, Says G7 The G7 group of nations has warned of the threat posed by stablecoins such as Facebook's Libra and set out draft recommendations for regulation.

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the U.S.

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:30

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the U.S. The first crypto ATM provider in the U.S. passed this milestone after expanding to 90 new locations in Arizona and Nevada.

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the US

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:30

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the US The first crypto ATM provider in the U.S. passed this milestone after expanding to 90 new locations in Arizona and Nevada.

Bitcoin Bounce Capped by $10K Price Resistance

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Bounce Capped by $10K Price Resistance Bitcoin's recovery from one-month lows looks to have stalled near $10,000 and may be short lived.

WATCH: Investor Nisa Amoils Expects Libra to Reduce Regulatory Risk

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 10:30

WATCH: Investor Nisa Amoils Expects Libra to Reduce Regulatory Risk Nisa Amoils believes that Facebook's Libra is a platform play.

Web Search Data Indicates Soaring Interest for Facebook Libra in China

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 10:00

Web Search Data Indicates Soaring Interest for Facebook Libra in China China has emerged as a perhaps surprising leader when it comes to public interest in Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create ‘SWIFT Network’ for Crypto: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 08:30

Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create ‘SWIFT Network’ for Crypto: Report Japan is said to be leading the creation of an international cryptocurrency payments network similar to banking network SWIFT.

For $15K, He’ll Fake Your Exchange Volume – You’ll Get on CoinMarketCap

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 08:00

For $15K, He’ll Fake Your Exchange Volume – You’ll Get on CoinMarketCap A 20-year-old college student explains how he made a business of faking trade volumes at crypto exchanges.

WATCH: Former ConsenSys Fintech Lead Says Facebook Will Rule Crypto Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 07:45

WATCH: Former ConsenSys Fintech Lead Says Facebook Will Rule Crypto Payments Llanos sees Facebook's rise in the payments space as nearly inevitable. So how can startups compete? He has some ideas.

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 04:00

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin's test network.

Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 03:30

Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

For the uninitiated, voluntaryism is a philosophy based on consent. In the simplest terms it says: “If it’s not voluntary, it’s not moral.” This basic statement is often countered with “Yes, but not everyone agrees on that, some people use violence to get what they want.” This is 100% true. And this is why voluntaryists […]

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Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 23:30

Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Crypto Twitter (CT) is filled with half-witted commentary and price predictions by so-called luminaries, maximalists, and influencers. As the price of BTC has dropped to four figures, the usual tweets from CT thought leaders has insisted that this is the last chance to buy bitcoin for under $10,000. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Update: Multi-Party Escrow, […]

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Coinbase Releases New Data Tools for ‘First-Time’ Crypto Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 23:01

Coinbase Releases New Data Tools for ‘First-Time’ Crypto Investors A new suite of tools from Coinbase shows how the crypto exchange's top traders are managing their assets.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Emerge Against Bitcoin Coder Peter Todd

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 21:40

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Emerge Against Bitcoin Coder Peter Todd New court filings have accused former Bitcoin Core contributor Peter Todd of sexual misconduct.

Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 20:00

Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses These anticipatory steps have been taking in face of a "maturing" regulatory environment, as the firm plans to expand its crypto-related financial services.

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 19:58

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the […]

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Grin Network Executes First Hard Fork in Bid to Decentralize Mining Power

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 19:00

Grin Network Executes First Hard Fork in Bid to Decentralize Mining Power Wednesday's planned system upgrade for the Grin blockchain tweaked a mining algorithm.

Grin Cryptocurrency Executes First Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 19:00

Grin Cryptocurrency Executes First Hard Fork Wednesday's planned system upgrade for the Grin blockchain tweaked a mining algorithm.

Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure on Facebook to Halt Libra Cryptocurrency Development

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 17:07

Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure on Facebook to Halt Libra Cryptocurrency Development U.S. lawmakers repeatedly pressed Facebook's top blockchain exec to halt development of the Libra cryptocurrency in Tuesday's hearing.

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon: Facebook’s Crypto Isn’t a Short-Term Concern

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 16:30

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon: Facebook’s Crypto Isn’t a Short-Term Concern “We’re going to be talking about Libra three years from now," JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday.

The Case $7.5K Could Become Bitcoin’s New Price Support

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 16:15

The Case $7.5K Could Become Bitcoin’s New Price Support The world's most valuable cryptocurrency could find price support at $7,500 – that is if it follows past patterns on the charts.

Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Leads $3.75 Million Round in ‘Hearthstone’ Competitor

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 14:03

Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Leads $3.75 Million Round in ‘Hearthstone’ Competitor Horizon Games is announcing a seed round from leading crypto investors as it ramps up production on its flagship game, "Skyweaver."

Huobi Revamps HUSD Stablecoin to Help Power ‘Fiat On-Ramp’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 14:00

Huobi Revamps HUSD Stablecoin to Help Power ‘Fiat On-Ramp’ Huobi is overhauling its HUSD stablecoin in a new partnership with Paxos and Stable Universal.

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 13:50

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee Watch the live webcast of the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

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