Indonesian Unicorn Go-Jek Acquires Majority Stake in Filipino Crypto Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 18:30

Indonesian Unicorn Go-Jek Acquires Majority Stake in Filipino Crypto Wallet

Indonesian unicorn Go-Jek has announced a partnership between the company’s payments platform, Go-Pay, and Filipino cryptocurrency wallet Coins.ph. Local media has reported that the deal will see Coins.ph continue to run as usual, despite Go-Jek now owning a majority stake in the company. Also Read: Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes Go-Jek […]

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Blame Banks for Damaging the Environment – Not Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 17:12

Blame Banks for Damaging the Environment – Not Bitcoin

Another mainstream media outlet has published a piece warning of the dangers Bitcoin poses to the environment. We’ve heard these overly simplistic arguments countless times before. But even if one was to accept that Bitcoin’s energy consumption is substantial, the figure still pales in significance to traditional financial institutions, whose carbon footprint is colossal. Also […]

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US Crypto Investors Incurred $5.7 Billion in Unrealized Losses Last Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 16:42

US Crypto Investors Incurred $5.7 Billion in Unrealized Losses Last Year

The results of a survey published by Credit Karma estimate that crypto investors in the U.S. realized losses of approximately $1.7 billion during the previous tax season. Additionally, the report finds that U.S. investors incurred a further $5.7 billion in unrealized losses. Also Read: Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M US Cryptocurrency […]

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The Daily: Coinspot Launches OTC Desk, Bitdeer Expands in Eastern Europe

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 11:35

The Daily: Coinspot Launches OTC Desk, Bitdeer Expands in Eastern Europe

Crypto exchange Coinspot has launched an over-the-counter trading desk in Australia and you’ll find more about the platform in this edition of The Daily. Elsewhere, computing power-sharing platform Bitdeer.com is focusing on Eastern Europe through a partnership with the largest digital asset trader in the region, Exmo. And in the U.S., expired Mccoins will get […]

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Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 20. 11:00

Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU The differences between U.S. and EU approaches to crypto asset regulation are even more complicated than they appear, writes Noelle Acheson.

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 04:00

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of South […]

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8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 02:05

8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable payment option across a range of markets and jurisdictions. If there is a tool that significantly expands the usability of digital coins in a world still dominated by traditional payment systems, it’s the crypto debit card. A growing number of reliable platforms offer the fintech product to bitcoin enthusiasts. […]

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Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 20. 00:01

Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

A blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol. According to Tadge Dryja’s recently published description of research, the software engineer is working on a dynamic accumulator called Utreexo. The project could theoretically allow network participants to verify the state of the chain’s […]

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Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 21:58

Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019

Chile is to start taxing cryptocurrencies in April, when taxpayers pay their yearly income taxes, but it’s unclear at what rate. According to local media reports, the country’s revenue authority has included crypto assets in the Annual Income Tax Returns form, which will be declared as “other own income and/or third-party income from companies that […]

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Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 20:00

Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

The plaintiff in a $224M lawsuit against wireless carrier AT&T has turned his attention to a new target. Michael Terpin’s legal team have filed a second suit, this time against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, dubbed the “bitcoin bandit” by the New York press. The Manhattan resident, who was arrested on unrelated SIM-swapping charges in November, now […]

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Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 18:03

Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Huobi has announced that its cryptocurrency derivative platform, Huobi DM, has surpassed $20 billion in cumulative trading volume. The announcement comes just one month after the platform exited beta mode. Also Read: Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months  Huobi DM Cumulative Trade Volume Doubles in 2 Weeks Huobi Derivative Market […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Follow Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 16:00

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Follow Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance

Digital currency markets have seen some gains during the early morning trading sessions on Saturday. Since our last markets update, the entire cryptocurrency economy has gained $4 billion and a slew of the top digital assets are up between 2-6% over the last 24 hours. Also read: Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy […]

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The Daily: Sapphire Develops GPU for Grin, TSMC Sees Drop in Mining Revenue

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 13:05

The Daily: Sapphire Develops GPU for Grin, TSMC Sees Drop in Mining Revenue

In The Daily this Saturday, Sapphire has designed a new graphics card suitable for mining the recently launched Mimblewimble cryptocurrency Grin. In other news related to the minting of digital coins, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reported a significant decrease in its revenues from the mining segment, and some Ethereum miners have switched to Constantinople […]

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CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 19. 11:59

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub CoinDesk will now use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 11:10

Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months

Eastern European peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a spike in trading activity, with the Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Kazakh Localbitcoins markets posting the strongest volume in over 12 months when measured in cryptocurrency. Also Read: Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in 2018 Russian P2P Markets Post Strongest Trade in 19 Months During the […]

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Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 19. 10:35

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps We are way too early for “mainstream adoption” to be a sensible success metric for dapps, says Coleman Maher.

Chatter Report: Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Explains Stablecoin Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 07:05

Chatter Report: Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Explains Stablecoin Regulation

In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Luke Dash Jr. voices concerns that segwit is bad for BTC because it leads to centralization. Also, Brad Mills shares his insight after using Cointext. Lastly, Lawson Baker, Blake Moore and Andreas Brekken discuss how regulation affects stablecoins. Also read: Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in […]

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Report: Bitcoin Use on Darknet Markets Doubled in 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 19. 01:10

Report: Bitcoin Use on Darknet Markets Doubled in 2018

Bitcoin use on darknet markets (DNMs) doubled in 2018, a study has shown, rising to an average of $2 million per day. Bitcoin has long been used to buy goods on the darknet due to its relative anonymity, and looks set to remain a favorite on DNMs, despite the existence of more privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. Also […]

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Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 21:01

Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in 2018

2018 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as markets dropped significantly in value, but there were still plenty of sensational headlines to capture attention in a period when digital currency news coverage changed drastically. According to statistics from Cryptocompare and alternative research from other sources, media crypto narratives have evolved rapidly. Also read: Openbazaar’s New […]

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How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 20:30

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year BlockEx, a London-based platform for launching and exchanging tokens, was beset by a series of setbacks that led to downsizing.

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 19:30

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week The tZERO security token trading platfrom will go live next week, says Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.

Crypto Cards Are Legal in Russia, According to the Finance Ministry

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 19:01

Crypto Cards Are Legal in Russia, According to the Finance Ministry

Using cryptocurrency debit cards to pay for goods and services does not contradict Russian law, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev was quoted as saying by local media. He believes these transactions are legal as the seller receives the money in Russian rubles.   Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says Buying […]

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Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 17:00

Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board French economist and former central bank head Christian Noyer is joining blockchain-based financial services startup SETL's board of director.

Demystifying Bitcoin Futures Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 16:58

Demystifying Bitcoin Futures Trading

Bitcoin is still a young and inefficient market, as evidenced by its many peculiarities. For example, contracts for bitcoin futures on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) have been trading in backwardation, which means contracts with a later expiration are trading consecutively lower. This is not a bearish indicator for prices, however, analysts explain. Also […]

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Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 15:10

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February After a security vulnerability was found in ethereum's next system-wide upgrade just days prior to activation, core developers now hope to execute the upgrade at the end of February.

OECD: ICOs Have Business Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 15:00

OECD: ICOs Have Business Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development thinks ICOs may be a beneficial fundraising tool, but not yet for "mainstream" firms.

OECD: ICOs Have Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 15:00

OECD: ICOs Have Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development thinks ICOs may be a beneficial fundraising tool, but not yet for "mainstream" firms.

Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 14:50

Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy

On Thursday, during the first day of the North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), Openbazaar founder and CEO Brian Hoffman announced a new service called Haven Privacy. The product is a multi-faceted application for Openbazaar’s mobile and full node clients allowing users to chat, shop, and send cryptocurrencies in a private fashion. Also read: Report From Within […]

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Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 14:00

Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise A roundup of notable recent departures and hirings at Coinbase, one of the most coveted places to work in the crypto industry.

Thai Stock Exchange Plans to Launch a Token Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 13:30

Thai Stock Exchange Plans to Launch a Token Trading Platform The Stock Exchange of Thailand is looking to capitalize on investor interest in cryptos by offering a new digital assets exchange.

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 12:45

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

A shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 12:00

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers In an apparent first, a relatively new form of malware uninstalls security programs to avoid detection and mine crypto on cloud servers.

Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case Bitcoin's eight-day stretch of consolidation looks to have weakened the prospects of a drop back to December lows near $3,100.

Chip Maker TSMC Reports ‘Big Drop’ in Crypto Mining Revenue

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 09:30

Chip Maker TSMC Reports ‘Big Drop’ in Crypto Mining Revenue Chip-making giant TSMC has reported a significant drop in revenue for its crypto mining segment in 2018.

Stock Exchange of Thailand Unveils Plan to Enter the Crypto Space

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 08:32

Stock Exchange of Thailand Unveils Plan to Enter the Crypto Space

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The securities companies that are members of the exchange will also apply for cryptocurrency broker-dealer licenses with the country’s regulator. Thailand currently has three licensed crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations SET Planning to […]

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Grayscale’s Newest Crypto Investment Trust Will Hold Stellar Lumens

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 07:11

Grayscale’s Newest Crypto Investment Trust Will Hold Stellar Lumens Grayscale Investments is launching a new single-asset trust for Stellar lumens, allowing accredited investors to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency.

Mining Closures Reveal Recurring Bitcoin Bear Market Trend

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 06:35

Mining Closures Reveal Recurring Bitcoin Bear Market Trend

Another bitcoin miner this week shut down its operations, though the news didn’t come as much of a shock. The latest closure, of U.S.-based Giga Watt which went bankrupt last year, follows a trend among large mining operations that stretches back years. Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says Bankruptcy to […]

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You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Grocery Stores in the US

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 18. 05:00

You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Grocery Stores in the US Supermarket kiosk chain Coinstar will allow consumers to buy up to $2,500 in bitcoin at select grocery stores.

18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 18. 04:25

18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns about centralization, routing issues, and creating a usable mainstream-friendly interface. The ongoing joke that the network is “18 […]

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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 23:30

Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets […]

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ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 22:45

ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem ConsenSys just invested $1 million in crypto trading platform Coinhouse and an undisclosed amount in privacy-centric browser Tenta. It's part of a broader strategy.

South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 21:25

South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers

A regulatory working group in South Africa, which includes the country’s central bank, has released a consultation paper on crypto assets this week. According to the document, all exchanges, wallet providers, Bitcoin ATMs and payment processors will have to register with the government in 2019.  Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in […]

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No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 19:25

No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says

Last year’s falling prices are not a good enough reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a high-level economic conference. He believes Russia should carefully follow the developments around digital coins.   Also read: Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again Russia Should Watch Carefully Medvedev thinks the […]

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Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Board of Crypto Futures Platform ErisX

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 19:00

Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Board of Crypto Futures Platform ErisX ErisX is expanding its board as it prepares to launch spot and derivatives markets for bitcoin and, eventually, ethereum.

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 18:05

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways While Traders Remain Uncertain

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 17:15

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways While Traders Remain Uncertain

A lot has changed since our last markets update as digital asset prices have been consolidating after the cryptoconomy’s last big drop in value. The entire ecosystem’s market valuation has lost about $10 billion over the last week, but stronger global trade volumes have managed to keep values afloat at current prices as traders await […]

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OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 16:46

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million OKCoin founder Star Xu may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company.

QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Users Still Can’t Get Their Money Out

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 16:00

QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Users Still Can’t Get Their Money Out QuadrigaCX users' concerns were compounded by the exchange's announcement that its CEO had died more than a month earlier.

American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 15:57

American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage

International cryptocurrency payroll service provider Bitwage has announced that it has partnered with Texas-based Simply Efficient HR. The move will allow companies to pay W2 employee and payroll taxes in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico, using BTC and ETH. Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018 Bitwage and Simply […]

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South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 15:00

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.

The Daily: Crypto’s Latest VR World, New Blockchain Analytics Tools

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 13:55

The Daily: Crypto’s Latest VR World, New Blockchain Analytics Tools

As the maxim goes, bear markets are good for building out cryptocurrency infrastructure – or “buidling” as the meme of the meme goes. Thursday’s installment of The Daily is rich in examples of the sort of development work being undertaken across the industry. From dapp trackers to virtual worlds, there’s a little bit of everything […]

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BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 13:30

BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year U.S.-based crypto payments processor BitPay says it processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions last year.

Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Fully Dollar Backed, Says Latest Auditor’s Report

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 12:15

Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Fully Dollar Backed, Says Latest Auditor’s Report Crypto finance startup Circle’s USDC stablecoin was fully backed with fiat reserves at the close of 2018, according to auditing firm Grant Thornton.

Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 11:53

Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

The case against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was unexpectedly heard at the country’s supreme court on Thursday. However, senior advocates for the parties were reportedly absent, so a new date has been set and the crypto case will be “top of the list” on that date. Also read: Indian […]

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Bitcoin Price Volatility is Down 98% Year-on-Year

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Volatility is Down 98% Year-on-Year Bitcoin's daily price volatility has plummeted in the last 12 months as the bear market killed off the speculative frenzy.

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 10:06

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation proposing the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech.

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 10:05

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation proposing the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech.

Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 09:55

Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018

Popular cryptocurrency payment processor Bitpay has released figures showing that the company maintained strong performance during 2018, despite the downturn in the market. For example, while other ventures had to downsize recently, Bitpay’s staff increased by 78 percent from the previous year. Also Read: Binance Launches Euro and Pound Fiat-to-Crypto Platform in Jersey B2B Business […]

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Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 09:00

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other U.K. bank Barclays and startup Clearmatics will hold a hackathon next month to spur ideas for blockchain interoperability.

Thai Crypto Exchange Determined to Stay Open After SEC Orders Shutdown

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 17. 05:25

Thai Crypto Exchange Determined to Stay Open After SEC Orders Shutdown

The Thai Ministry of Finance has rejected the last cryptocurrency exchange application it had been reviewing. The exchange, which has been ordered to close down business and return customer funds, is determined to stay operational. “Shutting down is not an option for us,” its chief strategy officer reportedly said. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto […]

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One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 17. 03:05

One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin? The scaling upgrade known as segregated witness, or SegWit, was activated on the bitcoin network over a year ago. But only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are using it. Why?

Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 23:50

Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a “luxury” aerospace-grade titanium hardware […]

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Custodial Bitgo Clients Can Now Access Genesis Global’s OTC Pools

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 21:48

Custodial Bitgo Clients Can Now Access Genesis Global’s OTC Pools

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency custodial service Bitgo and over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage house Genesis Global announced a partnership to provide fast and secure trades directly from Genesis’ cold storage solution. Essentially, institutional investors who store their assets with Bitgo will be able to access cryptocurrency quotes in a high-frequency fashion similar to acquiring stocks or equities from […]

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Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 20:00

Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors Investment firms joined the fray in yesterday's launch of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency known as Grin.

What UK Bitcoin Investors Should Know as Tax Deadline Approaches

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 19:53

What UK Bitcoin Investors Should Know as Tax Deadline Approaches

The deadline for submitting tax returns in the UK is Jan. 31, 2019. If you hold investments in bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency it is important to be aware you may owe corporation tax, income tax, or capital gains tax depending on your activities. The U.K.’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has shared its most recent […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 17:50

Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

In the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted […]

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‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Put Funds At Risk, Developers Say After Fix

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 17:45

‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Put Funds At Risk, Developers Say After Fix The "critical vulnerability" found by developers of the mimblewimble privacy coin Beam is said to have put user funds directly at risk of being stolen.

‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Could Have Put Funds At Risk, Devs Say After Fix

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 17:45

‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Could Have Put Funds At Risk, Devs Say After Fix The "critical vulnerability" found by developers of the mimblewimble privacy coin Beam is said to have put user funds at possible risk of being stolen.

US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 17:00

US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups Rep. Tom Emmer has re-introduced a bill hoping to provide crypto startups which do not store users' tokens exemptions from state-level money transmission laws.

Binance Launches Euro and Pound Fiat-to-Crypto Platform in Jersey

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 15:50

Binance Launches Euro and Pound Fiat-to-Crypto Platform in Jersey

European and British investors looking for a gateway to covert their fiat into cryptocurrency have just gotten another venue to trade on. Popular digital exchange Binance has launched a euro and pound fiat-to-crypto trading platform in the British Crown dependency of Jersey. Also Read: The Daily: New Platform to Offer Tokenized Securities, Ledgerx Launches Volatility […]

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New WordPress Publishing Platform Will Offer Blockchain Features

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 15:00

New WordPress Publishing Platform Will Offer Blockchain Features WordPress is launching a news publishing platform backed by Google and ConsenSys, with blockchain tools on offer from Civil.

Chatter Report: Pacia Shows Avalanche Regtest Data, Powell Advocates Hardware Wallets

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 13:50

Chatter Report: Pacia Shows Avalanche Regtest Data, Powell Advocates Hardware Wallets

In today’s chatter report, Chris Pacia reveals his BCH transaction using Avalanche on regtest finalized in just 185.822377 milliseconds. Also, Changpeng Zhao advocates storing crypto on reputable exchanges while Jesse Powell advises his followers to store crypto on hardware wallets. Lastly, Eric Wall proposes targeting children to spread crypto adoption.  Also Read: Jason Cox Extends Open […]

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Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 13:30

Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto A new product from Bitwage makes it easier to handle payroll taxes when paying employees in bitcoin or ether.

New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 13:00

New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack New Zealand Police says the investigation into the hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it's keeping an "open mind" on all possibilities.

Genesis, BitGo Team Up to Enable High-Frequency Crypto Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 12:30

Genesis, BitGo Team Up to Enable High-Frequency Crypto Trading BitGo and Genesis Global Trading are targeting Wall Street institutions with a new high-speed crypto trading service.

Genesis, BitGo Team Up to Ease Crypto Trading for Institutions

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 12:30

Genesis, BitGo Team Up to Ease Crypto Trading for Institutions BitGo and Genesis Global Trading are targeting Wall Street institutions with a new high-speed crypto trading service.

The Daily: New Platform to Offer Tokenized Securities, Ledgerx Launches Volatility Index

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 11:50

The Daily: New Platform to Offer Tokenized Securities, Ledgerx Launches Volatility Index

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that are of importance to cryptocurrency traders. A new trading platform is set to offer tokenized securities, Ledgerx releases a volatility benchmark based on U.S. BTC options, and the police investigate an exchange that suffered a significant security breach. Also Read: Bitwise Asset […]

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Will Bitcoin’s Price Extend Its Four-Year January Losing Streak?

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 11:20

Will Bitcoin’s Price Extend Its Four-Year January Losing Streak? Bitcoin has reported losses in January for the last four years, and a fifth now looks on the cards.

Bankrupt Bitcoin Miner Giga Watt Forced to Cease Daily Operations

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 10:10

Bankrupt Bitcoin Miner Giga Watt Forced to Cease Daily Operations Bankrupt bitcoin mining firm Giga Watt has said it's shutting down operations after its power was cut and facility access was blocked.

Review: HTC’s Exodus 1 Is an Impressive Phone With a Basic Crypto Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 09:45

Review: HTC’s Exodus 1 Is an Impressive Phone With a Basic Crypto Wallet

After weeks of delays and hundreds of frustrated customer messages in its Telegram channel, HTC finally shipped its “blockchain phone” on Jan. 14. The HTC Exodus 1 promises an array of features for cryptocurrency users, but the manufacturer couldn’t keep its promise to ship the devices in December. With the phones finally rolled out, news.Bitcoin.com […]

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Binance Targets EU, UK Traders With New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 09:00

Binance Targets EU, UK Traders With New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange Binance has launched a new fiat-to-crypto exchange on the self-governing British island of Jersey.

How Indian Cryptocurrency Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 05:25

How Indian Cryptocurrency Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

Banks in India have been closing the accounts of customers they believe have made transactions involving cryptocurrencies. The majority of crypto users in the country, however, have reportedly found a way to avoid their accounts being closed by their banks which are complying with the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also […]

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How Indian Crypto Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 05:25

How Indian Crypto Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

Banks in India have been closing the accounts of customers they believe have made transactions involving cryptocurrencies. The majority of crypto users in the country, however, have reportedly found a way to avoid their accounts being closed by their banks which are complying with the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also […]

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Ford, LG to Pilot IBM Blockchain in Fight Against Child Labor

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 05:05

Ford, LG to Pilot IBM Blockchain in Fight Against Child Labor A new blockchain project will track cobalt from a mine in Africa to a Ford Motor plant in the U.S.

Venezuelan President Raises Petro’s Value Again in Bid to Create ‘New System’

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 02:53

Venezuelan President Raises Petro’s Value Again in Bid to Create ‘New System’

For the second time in a little over a month, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has hiked up the value of the national cryptocurrency, the petro, this time to 36,000 sovereign bolivars. The move has again been met with criticism.  Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It ‘A New Monetary System’ […]

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Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 16. 00:45

Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

One of the Cashshuffle development team contributors, Josh Ellithorpe, revealed on Jan. 14 that the BCH-focused privacy shuffling protocol is near completion. The developers are planning to run a security audit on the code and have launched a fundraiser on the Bitbacker.io platform to help secure funding for the audit. Also read: Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers […]

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Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 16. 00:00

Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War Here's why several stablecoins saw sudden bursts of activity over the past three months.

Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 23:08

Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay Major ethereum clients are releasing new versions of their software to prevent the now-delayed Constantinople hard fork from triggering.

French ATM Glitches and Bank Closures Reported After Scheduled Bank Run

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 22:45

French ATM Glitches and Bank Closures Reported After Scheduled Bank Run

The grassroots yellow vest movement in France has been participating in protests for weeks on end. Just recently, high profile yellow vest members have been promoting a “bank run” on financial institutions and automated teller machines in Paris. According to reports, the scheduled bank run began in phases, the first of which started on Jan. […]

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Venezuela Files Complaint With WTO Regarding US Sanctions Targeting Petro

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 20:50

Venezuela Files Complaint With WTO Regarding US Sanctions Targeting Petro

On Jan. 8, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a dispute settlement request that was filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with regards to executive orders and sanctions maintained by the United States that target Venezuela and the nation’s cryptocurrency, the petro. The document was filed with the WTO on Dec. 28. Also Read: Malaysia […]

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Faces Delay Due to Security Vulnerability

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 20:19

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Faces Delay Due to Security Vulnerability Ethereum's major Constantinople upgrade was delayed after blockchain audit firm ChainSecurity discovered a security issue with one of the changes.

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 19:12

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 19:12

Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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First Grin Block Mined as Mimblewimble Privacy Crypto Goes Live

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 17:44

First Grin Block Mined as Mimblewimble Privacy Crypto Goes Live Grin, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency built on "mimblewimble" tech has gone live on mainnet.

St. Louis Federal Reserve Predicts ‘Flood’ of Altcoins Will Drive Down BTC Prices

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 16:50

St. Louis Federal Reserve Predicts ‘Flood’ of Altcoins Will Drive Down BTC Prices

The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve bank has published a report seeking to examine the long-term prospects of BTC as an investment. The paper is highly critical of bullish outlooks for bitcoin, asserting that a “flood” of altcoins will deflate the price of all cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currencies over time. Also Read: Marshall […]

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Bitcoin Futures Now Trading At Discount to Exchange Prices

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 16:45

Bitcoin Futures Now Trading At Discount to Exchange Prices Bitcoin futures are trading below the cryptocurrency's spot price, signaling market participants have a bearish outlook on bitcoin over the coming months.

Analysis: Using Technical Indicators to Trade Crypto in 2019

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 14:50

Analysis: Using Technical Indicators to Trade Crypto in 2019

Technical analysis (TA) has been used to trade crypto since its inception. Traders claim that through careful analysis of historical data and focus on price, volume, and related indicators it is possible to identify patterns and predict outcomes. Here are a number of key indicators and mechanics commonly used for trading crypto.  Also read: Everything You Need […]

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European Blockchain Startup Launches Trading in Tokenized Securities

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 14:00

European Blockchain Startup Launches Trading in Tokenized Securities Belarus-based blockchain startup Currency.com has launched a trading platform for tokenized securities.

Chatter Report: Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit Cards

Bitcoin News

2019. Jan. 15. 12:50

Chatter Report: Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit Cards

In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Andreas Antonopoulos explains rolling checkpoints and how consensus is achieved between miners, developers, exchanges, merchants, and wallets. Chris DeRose believes new Bitcoin pundits are toxic compared to the old ones. Also, Tone Vays defends Jimmy Song’s position on using credit cards over bitcoin.   Also read: Hash Wars: A Successful BCH […]

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Adoption of Blockchain to Secure IoT Doubled in 2018, Says Gemalto

CoinDesk

2019. Jan. 15. 12:30

Adoption of Blockchain to Secure IoT Doubled in 2018, Says Gemalto The use of blockchain technology to help secure internet of things data, services and devices doubled last year, Gemalto research suggests.

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