RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 23:25

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision

The Reserve Bank of India has filed an affidavit with the country’s supreme court in response to one of the petitions against its crypto banking ban. The central bank reportedly argues that it has acted within its power and that none of the petitioners have shown reasonable grounds for the supreme court to intervene. Also […]

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The Bitcoin Files Protocol Provides a BCH Secured File Storage System

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 21:25

The Bitcoin Files Protocol Provides a BCH Secured File Storage System

This weekend the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) developers have announced another new feature to the Bitcoin Cash network called the Bitcoin Files Protocol (BFP). The first implementation of the file storage system has been added to the SLP version of the Electron Cash light client. Also read: Simple Ledger Token Creation Platform Launches on the BCH […]

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Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm Exodus

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 19:25

Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm Exodus

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has released a set of guidelines intended to bolster the availability of financial services to cryptocurrency companies. They are in response to the stubbornness of many banks to provide financial services to crypto-related businesses. Also Read: Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise Swiss Bankers Association Publishes Guidelines Intended to […]

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Study Finds “No Evidence” of USDT Price Manipulation

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 17:25

Study Finds “No Evidence” of USDT Price Manipulation

A study examining the widely suspected correlation between Tether issuance and BTC price movement, undertaken by Wang Chun Wei and published by the University of Queensland, has found that USDT grants do not have a “statistically significant” effect on price fluctuations. Despite refuting the correlation between price fluctuations and Tether grants, the study notes a […]

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Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 15:30

Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

A few days ago digital asset markets saw some good gains pushing the entire crypto-economy up past $229 billion. Both bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC) had nice percentage spikes with BCH up 13 percent, and BTC up 3.5 percent over the last week. However, the biggest gainer this week was ripple (XRP) jumping […]

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A Snapshot of Cryptocurrency Forks Shows the Biggest Winners and Losers

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 14:00

A Snapshot of Cryptocurrency Forks Shows the Biggest Winners and Losers

Forking cryptocurrencies, usually Bitcoin or one of its offshoots, was all the rage 12 months ago. Today, the spate of new forks has dwindled to a trickle. With the benefit of hindsight, and armed with over a year’s worth of data, it’s possible to determine which forks succeeded and why. Also read: Six New and Improved […]

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The Daily: New Crypto Bills on Capitol Hill, Russian Banks Face Demand for Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 11:59

The Daily: New Crypto Bills on Capitol Hill, Russian Banks Face Demand for Cryptocurrencies

From Washington to Moscow, cryptocurrencies have entered the agenda of those who share a vocation to rule and regulate. Following the congressional summer vacation, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will enable the Treasury to investigate crypto transactions, while a Congressman plans to introduce three drafts supporting the crypto industry. Also in The […]

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When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 23. 10:00

When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise It used to be that downtime was unheard of on blockchain networks. As new protocols and new trade-offs emerge, that's no longer the case.

China During Crypto Ban: One Woman Tries to Live on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 09:22

China During Crypto Ban: One Woman Tries to Live on Bitcoin

Close to being yet another annoyingly false media piece on how ‘hard’ it is to live on cryptocurrency, the Netflix of China, Iqiyi, followed a woman attempting just that for 21 days. Bitcoiners have been doing so for years through various service providers, exchanges, and, yes, even peer-to-peer, yet the clearly untrue ‘hard’ narrative is […]

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Crypto Trading 101: The Moving Average Convergence Divergence

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 23. 09:00

Crypto Trading 101: The Moving Average Convergence Divergence The MACD is one of the most widely used indicators for gauging trend strength and momentum. Best of all, it's also one of the easiest to master.

UNICEF France Accepts Donations in 9 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 04:55

UNICEF France Accepts Donations in 9 Cryptocurrencies

The French office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has started accepting donations in 9 of the most popular cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). The announcement comes after earlier this year the UN agency launched several other crypto-related initiatives. Also read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them UNICEF […]

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Chechnya to Create Mining Pool for Eurasian Economic Union Countries

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 02:55

Chechnya to Create Mining Pool for Eurasian Economic Union Countries

Chechnya will create a Eurasian crypto mining pool, the press secretary of the head of the Chechen Republic has reportedly confirmed. The project aims to combine the resources of crypto miners from the Eurasian Economic Union countries. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Chechen Mining Pool Alvi Karimov, the press […]

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Six New and Improved Cryptocurrency Analysis Tools

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 23. 00:55

Six New and Improved Cryptocurrency Analysis Tools

Blockchain explorers and cryptocurrency analysis sites just keep getting better. While Coinmarketcap (CMC) still dominates, these days it’s got stiff competition to contend with. Moreover, many of these platforms aren’t simply aspiring to be CMC knock-offs: they’re providing fresh tools for grasping the complexities of the ever-evolving cryptoconomy. Also read: 8 Alternatives to Coinmarketcap Cryptocurrency Tracker […]

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Bitcoin Glyphs Added to Apple’s Shortcuts Application

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 22:55

Bitcoin Glyphs Added to Apple’s Shortcuts Application

Apple recently introduced a new lineup of iPhones and its new operating system iOS 12. Moreover, four days ago the company also updated its Siri extension called the ‘Shortcuts’ application with two new Bitcoin glyphs available. Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument Two New Bitcoin Glyphs Slowly but surely […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 21:00

Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Circle Invest has added Eos, 0x, Stellar, and Qtum to its platform, Stockholm IT, a Frankfurt-listed company that has seen its share value drop over 99% since launch, has announced plans for a cryptocurrency fund, and Btse has launched its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform. Also Read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts […]

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SEC Orders Proceedings to Rule on ETF, Seeks Further Feedback

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 19:00

SEC Orders Proceedings to Rule on ETF, Seeks Further Feedback

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published an “order instituting proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove” the proposed Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The SEC is asking for further public feedback on issues pertaining to concerns regarding the bitcoin market’s perceived vulnerability to manipulation. Also Read: Turkey Finance Minister Embraces […]

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Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 17:00

Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven Upgrade

Lately, there’s been a lot of conversation directed at adding a canonical transaction ordering (CTOR) process to the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Then there’s the topic of whether or not the BCH developers should add the opcode OP_Checkdatasig (CDS) into the codebase. Some believe CDS will be beneficial to Bitcoin scripting applications and allow for all […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to Defame

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to Defame

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 5 Crypto-Idealism is the Future that Crypto-Statists Need to Defame by Wendy McElroy [A]ll those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power […]

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The Daily: Binance Expands, Putin Advisor Visits Huobi, Brazilian Brokerage Goes Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 12:30

The Daily: Binance Expands, Putin Advisor Visits Huobi, Brazilian Brokerage Goes Crypto

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is making good on its promises to expand globally – focusing on emerging markets and fiat-to-crypto trading services. Also in The Daily, Huobi founder and CEO Leon Li meets a Putin adviser in Beijing, a leading Brazilian brokerage firm shares plans to launch a crypto exchange, and digital assets management firm Altonomy caters […]

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Momentum Is Building to Block Ethereum ASICs

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 22. 11:45

Momentum Is Building to Block Ethereum ASICs Several ethereum miners and developers have come forward in the hope of halting ASICs from effectively operating on the ethereum network.

Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 09:50

Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for Bitcoin

Vloggers. Sex workers. Conservatives. Iranians. People from every strata of society, with nothing in common, save for a shared grievance. All have found themselves locked out without warning by their payment provider. Account frozen. Funds seized. Lifeline severed. And for what exactly? For the amorphous crime of failing to comply with the terms of service. […]

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PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 09:30

PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta

The company, founded in Brazil, emerged in 2014 in the digital currency market as an innovative Exchange, working with a platform focused to simplify trades among cryptocurrencies. It is also the first Exchange in Latin America and has announced the opening of an office in Malta which takes with it almost 300 thousand users.

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Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 07:50

Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy

If regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country’s Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press reports so far haven’t mentioned Turkey’s supposed turn toward state-backed crypto products, but they have […]

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Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 03:05

Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them

Using cryptocurrency for political donations has been a hot topic in many societies. Two recent developments demonstrate different views on the matter. A Taiwanese politician who has accepted bitcoin from his supporters believes crypto donations can help keep his country’s political system clean and transparent. At the same time, the California campaign watchdog says cryptocurrency […]

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Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 22. 01:05

Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

Respected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For […]

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Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 23:25

Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking

The following opinion piece on Moonshots and Mushrooms was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  When John F. Kennedy was president, he planted a stark and powerful, technocratic image in the minds of Americans…I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade […]

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The Latest Bitcoin Bug Was So Bad, Developers Kept Its Full Details a Secret

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 22:30

The Latest Bitcoin Bug Was So Bad, Developers Kept Its Full Details a Secret This week's major bitcoin bug was even worse than developers led on – it could have been used to effectively print more bitcoin.

Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a ‘Forced Upgrade’

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 22:05

Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a ‘Forced Upgrade’

This week the cryptocurrency community has been discussing and dealing with the critical vulnerability that was found in the Bitcoin Core (BTC) reference client. Many observers are calling the bug one of the worst issues BTC has had in years, comparing the exploit to the March 2013 mandatory hard fork. In fact, in the eyes […]

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XRP Shot Up 75% During Friday's Bullish Trading Session

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 21:22

XRP Shot Up 75% During Friday's Bullish Trading Session XRP surged over 75% today as it became the world's second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization for a brief period.

Brazil's Largest Independent Broker Is Launching a Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 20:30

Brazil's Largest Independent Broker Is Launching a Crypto Exchange The parent company of Brazil's largest independent broker is setting up a cryptocurrency exchange, Bloomberg reports.

Markets Update: XRP Briefly Dethrones ETH as Second Largest Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 20:05

Markets Update: XRP Briefly Dethrones ETH as Second Largest Crypto

The cryptocurrency markets have produced a significant rally today – with just three of the top fifty crypto markets by capitalization posting losses for the last 24 hours of trade action as of this writing. The most notable gainer has been XRP – gaining over 50% in the last day to overtake ETH as the […]

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US Congressman Drafts Bills to Aid Blockchain Development

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 19:20

US Congressman Drafts Bills to Aid Blockchain Development U.S. Representative Tom Emmer plans to introduce three blockchain-focused bills to Congress in the coming weeks aimed at spurring development.

China Updates Crypto Rankings, Downgrades Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 18:05

China Updates Crypto Rankings, Downgrades Bitcoin

The China Center for Information Industry Development has updated its crypto rankings. The list contains 33 crypto projects, ranked overall and in three separate categories. High up in the overall ranking are EOS, Ethereum, and Bitshares. Bitcoin, however, has been downgraded. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals China’s Fifth Ranking […]

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Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 18:00

Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year A report by a group of cybersecurity researchers found that cryptojacking instances jumped more than 400 percent in a year.

PR: iCoinbay Rolls Out Trading Premium Gain Plan

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 17:30

PR: iCoinbay Rolls Out Trading Premium Gain Plan

iCoinbay released a new trading campaign entitled [Trading Premium Gain]; iCoinbay is a tokenized, community-based digital asset exchange. This new campaign allows traders who use the platform to increase their earnings through normal trading activities. According to publicly released information, the plan can be summarized as follows:

1.Issuance of TPG tokens worth 100% the value of transaction fees According to their released "TPG White Paper", iCoinbay thinks that users’ normal usage of the platform should count as contribution to the community. With each transaction, a corresponding amount of the platform’s token, TPG, will be issued to the trader(s).

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Novogratz Says Crypto Market Showing 'Classic Bottom'

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 17:00

Novogratz Says Crypto Market Showing 'Classic Bottom' Michael Novogratz, the founder of the cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital, believes the market has hit a bottom.

Brave Browser Is Using Civic's Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 16:00

Brave Browser Is Using Civic's Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will use Civic's identity verification services to ensure that publishers are paid for their content.

Bitmain Announces Next-Generation Antminer Equipped With 7nm Chip

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 15:19

Bitmain Announces Next-Generation Antminer Equipped With 7nm Chip

At the World Digital Mining Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia the blockchain firm and mining manufacturer, Bitmain Technologies, announced a new Antminer will be launched soon equipped with 7nm semiconductor technology. The firm’s CEO Jihan Wu reported that Bitmain’s next-generation ASIC BM1391 Finfet chip integrates more than a billion transistors for optimal SHA256 mining performance. Also Read: Japanese […]

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Bitmain CEO Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 15:00

Bitmain CEO Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip Bitman has launched a new 7nm ASIC processor that it says will soon be powering a new range of its Antminer mining machines.

Reports: Taiwan Police Arrest Cody Wilson Following Assault Charges

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 14:06

Reports: Taiwan Police Arrest Cody Wilson Following Assault Charges News reports claim that Taiwan authorities have arrested Cody Wilson after he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the U.S.

US Navy Launches Blockchain Research in Mission to Improve Tracking System

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 13:00

US Navy Launches Blockchain Research in Mission to Improve Tracking System A U.S. Navy command is exploring blockchain tech as part of a plan to reduce paper-based processes in tracking aircraft and weapons parts.

The Daily: Poloniex Drops 8 Coins, New Exchange Licensed in Estonia

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 12:25

The Daily: Poloniex Drops 8 Coins, New Exchange Licensed in Estonia

Cryptocurrency trading platform Poloniex has delisted eight coins with low liquidity, while another US-based exchange, Gemini, is adding litecoin to its offerings. Also in The Daily, Ironx has been licensed to offer exchange services from Estonia, and Bitmain’s Antpool will sponsor NBA team Houston Rockets with bitcoin cash. Also read: Coinbase Denies Self-Trading, Kraken Gets […]

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Tether's Impact on Bitcoin Price Not 'Statistically Significant,' Study Finds

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 12:00

Tether's Impact on Bitcoin Price Not 'Statistically Significant,' Study Finds Issuance of tether (USDT), the controversial stablecoin, has had no meaningful impact on the price of bitcoin, a newly published academic study found.

$6,700: Bitcoin Price Charts Bullish Reversal as Altcoins Surge

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 11:00

$6,700: Bitcoin Price Charts Bullish Reversal as Altcoins Surge BTC has bounced back into bullish territory over $6,700 amid increased investor interest in altcoins.

Review: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Decentralized Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 10:26

Review: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Decentralized Exchanges

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges are getting better. They’ve still some way to go before they match the UX of the best centralized exchanges, or facilitate cross-chain trades for that matter, but they’ve come a long way since the Etherdelta days at least. In a week where Ethfinex Trustless debuted, we review four of the top ERC20 […]

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Venezuela to Adopt Controversial Petro Token in Global Trade

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 09:30

Venezuela to Adopt Controversial Petro Token in Global Trade Venezuela's president is ordering the use of the petro in international trade, despite doubts the token will be widely accepted.

PR: Coinsbit Launches Reliable and Safe Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 09:30

PR: Coinsbit Launches Reliable and Safe Trading Platform

The blockchain technology has recently gained a great popularity and there are unlikely people who haven’t heard about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The more coins enter the market, the more trading opportunities should be provided. In this case, crypto exchanges come into play. CoinMarketCap has over 200 trading platforms in its rating list. In fact, there are over 500 exchanges to choose from. Coinsbit has looked at the existing trading platforms and marked out key features that reliable and safe crypto exchange should have.

Key features of a perfect exchange

The rules for any exchange in the market are simple: registered legal entity, high level of security for transactions and users’ personal data, customer support, low transactions fees, high speed of transactions and more.

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California Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 08:00

California Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns Candidates for public office in California may not receive donations in cryptocurrency, the state's political watchdog has ruled.

Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif’s Hack

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 07:25

Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif’s Hack

Following the hack of Zaif, one of Japan’s regulated crypto exchanges, the country’s financial regulator immediately responded, launching an emergency inspection of the exchange and a survey of all other crypto exchanges. Finance Minister Taro Aso has also commented on the situation. In addition, the recently established self-regulatory body has asked all exchanges to inspect […]

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Robinhood Responds to Accusations of Favoring Wall Street over Its Users

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 05:22

Robinhood Responds to Accusations of Favoring Wall Street over Its Users

Seeking Alpha has published an exposé by Logan Kane regarding free stock and crypto trading smartphone application Robinhood. Mr. Kane alleges the company “takes from the millennial and gives to the high-frequency trader” by accepting payment for order flow and selling order data for “over ten times as much as other brokers who engage in the […]

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'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It's Ready in Private Beta

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 04:00

'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It's Ready in Private Beta Instead of tacking ethereum's transaction costs, developer Alexey Akhunov focused on the blockchain's state, and the software is ready.

'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It's Already in Beta

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 21. 04:00

'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It's Already in Beta Instead of tackling ethereum's transaction costs, developer Alexey Akhunov focused on the blockchain's state, and the software is ready.

US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 21. 01:25

US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

On Wednesday September 19, a committee of US bureaucrats sent an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in regard to the way cryptocurrencies are taxed. The representatives’ letter directed towards IRS commissioner David Kautter wants the taxation office to publish provisional guidelines on how digital currency transactions and investments should be handled when US […]

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A Censorship-Free Version of Bitcointalk? Developer Launches Bitcoincashtalk.org

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 23:25

A Censorship-Free Version of Bitcointalk? Developer Launches Bitcoincashtalk.org

Over the past few years, there’s been a big problem with cryptocurrency related forums and censorship. This week an independent and uncensored version of Bitcointalk has launched called Bitcoincashtalk.org. Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument Bitcoincashtalk.org: Another Uncensored Forum for Bitcoin Proponents to Freely Discuss and Debate This Innovative […]

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Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe for Missing $104M, State Seeks FBI Help

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 21:25

Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe for Missing $104M, State Seeks FBI Help

More than a dozen government officials, including former central bank governor and his deputy, have come under investigation in Liberia after $104 million of newly printed banknotes vanished from the state purse. Liberia has issued a travel ban to Milton Weeks, the ex-Central Bank of Liberia chief, his deputy Charles Sirleaf, son of former president Ellen […]

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SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 20:43

SEC Moves to Make Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now weighing whether to approve the nation's first bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund.

Enigma Delays Release of 'Discovery' Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 19:30

Enigma Delays Release of 'Discovery' Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet The next stage in the privacy protocol's roadmap will no longer occur in Q3, according to the company.

Mining Round-Up: New Bitfury Chip, Anti-Cryptojacking Botnet Discovered

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 19:25

Mining Round-Up: New Bitfury Chip, Anti-Cryptojacking Botnet Discovered

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Bitfury has announced a “suite” of products powered by the company’s new mining chip, a botnet that hunts and destroys XMR mining malware has been discovered by security researchers, and Soluna has announced that it will commence the construction of its Moroccan wind farm in January. Also Read: Weiss […]

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Quick Brew? BitFury's Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 18:00

Quick Brew? BitFury's Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.

Regulations Round-Up: MAS Official Says Tokens Aren’t Securities, SEC on Bookkeeping Obligations

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 17:55

Regulations Round-Up: MAS Official Says Tokens Aren’t Securities, SEC on Bookkeeping Obligations

In recent regulatory news, an official representing the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has stated that no existing crypto tokens meet the regulator’s definition of a security offering; the chief accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has emphasized the “fundamental” bookkeeping responsibilities of firms operating with cryptocurrencies; and the head of […]

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Just a Cycle? Big Bitcoin Miners Stay Positive in Face of Market Slump

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 16:45

Just a Cycle? Big Bitcoin Miners Stay Positive in Face of Market Slump Executives from several bitcoin mining firms have said at Consensus Singapore that they are not concerned by current low crypto prices.

Treasury Committee Criticizes UK Regulators’ “Unsustainable” Crypto Stance

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 15:55

Treasury Committee Criticizes UK Regulators’ “Unsustainable” Crypto Stance

The parliamentary report published by the UK Treasury Committee has advocated for regulation of the “wild west” crypto-assets sector. The report criticizes the “ambiguity” of the current stance of UK regulators, arguing that with effective regulations, the United Kingdom could become a “global center” for the emerging cryptocurrency sector. Also Read: Brazil’s Biggest Banks Under […]

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RBS Blockchain Team Jumps Ship to Build New Startups Using R3's Corda

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 15:35

RBS Blockchain Team Jumps Ship to Build New Startups Using R3's Corda A blockchain team from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has left to start a "venture studio" called Chorum from which full-blown startups an be spun out.

Up 13%: XRP Jumps By Double Digits for Second Time This Week

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 15:24

Up 13%: XRP Jumps By Double Digits for Second Time This Week XRP is a standout performer today in the cryptocurrency market as its price boasts double-digit percent gains for the second time this week.

US Lawmakers 'Strongly Urge' IRS to Update Crypto Tax Guidance

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 14:06

US Lawmakers 'Strongly Urge' IRS to Update Crypto Tax Guidance U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to provide clear guidance on how cryptocurrency-related taxes will be calculated.

Weiss Ratings Backtracks After Tipping Ethereum to Beat Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 14:00

Weiss Ratings Backtracks After Tipping Ethereum to Beat Bitcoin

Weiss, the financial ratings agency that recently took a shine to cryptocurrency, has caught flak over its latest claim. After Weiss Ratings issued a tweet predicting BTC to lose 50% of its market share to ETH, the firm was forced to backtrack in the face of widespread scorn. It’s not the first time Weiss has […]

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Bitfury Reveals New Generation of Bitcoin ASIC Chips

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 13:00

Bitfury Reveals New Generation of Bitcoin ASIC Chips Bitfury Group unveiled a new generation of bitcoin mining ASICs on Wednesday, boasting greater efficiencies than previous models.

One of Investors' Favorite Governance Blockchains Is Handing Over $20 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 12:00

One of Investors' Favorite Governance Blockchains Is Handing Over $20 Million Investors are looking forward to Decred's new approach to blockchain governance – in part, because its devs are opening up $20 million in tokens.

The Daily: Coinbase Denies Self-Trading, Kraken Gets Feisty

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 11:48

The Daily: Coinbase Denies Self-Trading, Kraken Gets Feisty

The dust had barely settled on New York’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative when the exchanges profiled came out swinging. Kraken and Coinbase’s responses to the Attorney General’s report are featured in this edition of The Daily. Also, what can the cannabis bubble teach us about the bitcoin boom? Also read: 8 Surprising Findings from New York’s […]

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Bitcoin Price Sees High-Volume Recovery From Five-Week Lows

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Sees High-Volume Recovery From Five-Week Lows Bitcoin's rebound from the five-week low of $6,100 has saved the day for the bulls and kept range-bound trading conditions intact.

Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 10:00

Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018 Japan's police agency has released data revealing that cyberattacks leading to thefts of cryptocurrency rose sharply earlier this year.

All the money in the world. 

bitcoinful

2018. Sep. 20. 09:56

All the money in the world. 

All the money in the world. 

Danske Bank’s Alleged Money Laundering Now Totals $234 Billion, CEO Quits

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 09:25

Danske Bank’s Alleged Money Laundering Now Totals $234 Billion, CEO Quits

The investigation into Danske Bank’s alleged money laundering has uncovered new funds. The amount of “questionable money” flowing through the bank’s Estonian branch has grown from $150 billion to approximately $234 billion. In response, the CEO of Danske Bank turned in his resignation. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals From […]

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Brazil Moves to Probe Banks After Crypto Exchanges Denied Services

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 09:00

Brazil Moves to Probe Banks After Crypto Exchanges Denied Services Brazil's antitrust watchdog is investigating major banks for potentially collaborating to prevent crypto brokerages from gaining banking services.

Coinbase Refutes Claims in New York Attorney General's Exchange Report

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 07:50

Coinbase Refutes Claims in New York Attorney General's Exchange Report Coinbase and other exchanges have hit back at claims of vulnerability to market manipulation in a report from the New York Attorney General's Office.

Coinbase Disputes Claims in New York Attorney General's Exchange Report

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 07:50

Coinbase Disputes Claims in New York Attorney General's Exchange Report Coinbase and other exchanges have hit back at claims of vulnerability to market manipulation in a report from the New York Attorney General's Office.

Japanese Regulated Exchange Zaif Hacked – Nearly 6000 BTC Stolen

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 07:25

Japanese Regulated Exchange Zaif Hacked – Nearly 6000 BTC Stolen

Japanese government-approved cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has confirmed that it has been hacked. After a preliminary investigation, the exchange says at least 5,966 BTC have been stolen, with an estimated total damage of $60 million. Some of the stolen coins belong to the exchange but the majority belong to customers. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to […]

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Leading Bitcoin Cash Developer Says Future Fork Unlikely

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 06:30

Leading Bitcoin Cash Developer Says Future Fork Unlikely Cryptocurrency forks may slow down in the future, as argued by leaders of several crypto hard fork projects at the CoinDesk Consensus Singapore event.

Russian Law Won’t Mention ‘Cryptocurrency’, Russians Won’t Stop Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 05:25

Russian Law Won’t Mention ‘Cryptocurrency’, Russians Won’t Stop Trading

Russia is preparing for the long-awaited legislation tailored to regulate its crypto space. According to the latest reports from Moscow, the term “cryptocurrency” has been taken out of the legal texts. Nevertheless, Russians have no reasons to doubt the existence of the decentralized electronic cash. They have many options to get involved in cryptocurrency, regardless […]

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Messaging Giant LINE Unveils Ambitious Plan for Crypto Token Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 04:31

Messaging Giant LINE Unveils Ambitious Plan for Crypto Token Ecosystem LINE has revealed new details of its plan to launch a crypto-token economy by the end of this year.

Credit Card Cartels Landed With $6.2 Billion Price-Fixing Bill

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 03:25

Credit Card Cartels Landed With $6.2 Billion Price-Fixing Bill

Visa and Mastercard have run up the mother of all credit card bills. The monopolistic payment providers had been embroiled in a long-running lawsuit instigated by merchants protesting their excessive fees. The credit card giants have now conceded defeat and agreed to settle the price-fixing case for a whopping $6.2 billion. Also read: Raising the Dead: […]

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Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million, 6,000 Bitcoin Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 01:25

Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million, 6,000 Bitcoin Theft Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency, including 6,000 bitcoins.

Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million Bitcoin Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 01:25

Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million Bitcoin Theft Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency, including 6,000 bitcoins.

Brazil’s Biggest Banks Under Investigation For Monopoly In Cryptocurrency Trade

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 20. 01:25

Brazil’s Biggest Banks Under Investigation For Monopoly In Cryptocurrency Trade

Some of Brazil’s biggest banks have come under investigation for alleged monopolistic tendencies in the trade of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense, a transparency and competition body, accuses the financial institutions shutting down accounts of brokers trading cryptocurrency without merit. Also read: Zimbabwe’s Golix Battles To Grow Volume After Breaking Into […]

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Ecash's Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He's Built the Fastest Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 00:30

Ecash's Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He's Built the Fastest Cryptocurrency Famed cryptographer and digital money pioneer, David Chaum, revealed he thinks he's built a "better" cryptocurrency.

Ecash's Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He's Built the Fastest Blockchain Ever

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 20. 00:30

Ecash's Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He's Built the Fastest Blockchain Ever Famed cryptographer and digital money pioneer, David Chaum, revealed he thinks he's built a "better" cryptocurrency.

New App Allows Users to Create a Custodian-Free Bitcoin Trust

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 19. 23:25

New App Allows Users to Create a Custodian-Free Bitcoin Trust

On Wednesday, September 19, a team of developers launched a platform called the Open Savings Initiative. The application allows any Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) user to save funds in a time-locked address that cannot be spent until a specific date and time has passed. Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes […]

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Bitcoin's Price Swings to Nearly $6,500 in Volatile Trading Hour

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 21:25

Bitcoin's Price Swings to Nearly $6,500 in Volatile Trading Hour Bitcoin's volatility was on full display Wednesday when its price swung in a dramatic fashion.

Major Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit Opens in Singapore Next Month

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 19. 21:25

Major Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit Opens in Singapore Next Month

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit will reportedly begin operations in Singapore next month. The new exchange will offer Singapore dollar trading as well as crypto-to-crypto pairs in three markets offered by Bittrex, Upbit’s US-based partner. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Upbit Expands to Singapore Dunamu Inc., the operator […]

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Coinbase Hires Fannie Mae Executive as Chief Legal Officer

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 20:45

Coinbase Hires Fannie Mae Executive as Chief Legal Officer Coinbase has hired former Fannie Mae executive Brian Brooks as its new chief legal officer.

Bitcoin Core Developers Move to Fix Denial-of-Service Software Bug

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 20:01

Bitcoin Core Developers Move to Fix Denial-of-Service Software Bug An abnormally severe bug has been discovered in bitcoin's software, with possible ramifications for lightning users.

Raising the Dead: Is Bitcoin Cash Fiat Currency?

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 19. 19:25

Raising the Dead: Is Bitcoin Cash Fiat Currency?

Since the inception of cryptocurrency, some critics have dubbed it “just another fiat money.” This has been the wail of anti-crypto combatants. They have succumbed to grasping at straws in order to manufacture any rebuttal against the thing they loathe. It doesn’t matter how valid the argument is so long as it satisfies their desire […]

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3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 18:07

3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault Cody Wilson, founder of the 3D printed gun company Defense Distributed and cryptocurrency advocate, has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

Crypto Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 18:07

Crypto Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault Cody Wilson, founder of the 3D printed gun company Defense Distributed and cryptocurrency advocate, has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 19. 17:25

Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument

Over the last 24 hours, the cryptocurrency community has been discussing a critical vulnerability that was found in the Bitcoin Core (BTC) reference client. A bug introduced in Bitcoin Core version 0.14, that also affects all subsequent versions, could have caused a great majority of current Core nodes to crash. According to the developer’s Optech […]

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Commodity Traders, Major Banks Back New Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 17:02

Commodity Traders, Major Banks Back New Blockchain Platform A group of commodity traders and financial institutions have unveiled a new blockchain venture.

Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 16:00

Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report Europol has warned against the rising threats of cryptocurrency hacks and mining malware in a new report.

Art Exhibition in France to Celebrate Bitcoin’s Tenth Birthday

Bitcoin News

2018. Sep. 19. 15:25

Art Exhibition in France to Celebrate Bitcoin’s Tenth Birthday

A group of artists hailing from across the globe will congregate in France to showcase an exhibition celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary of Bitcoin. The art will be available for purchase using several different cryptocurrencies. Also Read: 8 Surprising Findings from New York’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative International Artists Congregate in France to Celebrate Upcoming Tenth […]

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Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 15:00

Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds The Texas State Securities Board has taken emergency action against three crypto investment schemes it alleges are attempting to hoax local investors.

US Banking Giant PNC Becomes Latest to Adopt Ripple's xCurrent

CoinDesk

2018. Sep. 19. 13:59

US Banking Giant PNC Becomes Latest to Adopt Ripple's xCurrent PNC Bank's Treasury Management division is to begin accepting cross-border transactions using Ripple's xCurrent product.

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