Coinjar Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Supporting AUD Pairings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 01:35

Coinjar Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Supporting AUD Pairings

Coinjar has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange that will exclusively offer AUD currency for fiat pairings. The exchange currently offers AUD and BTC pairings for bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple. Also Read: US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market Coinjar Launches New Australian Cryptocurrency Exchange Australian-founded cryptocurrency company Coinjar has announced that […]

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BCH Payment Processor Bitek Allows Colombian Merchants to Convert to Pesos

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 00:05

BCH Payment Processor Bitek Allows Colombian Merchants to Convert to Pesos

Two Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents, Javier Barrera and Andrés Rivera, believe the evolution of cryptocurrency will be bolstered by the BCH network so they recently developed a payment processor called Bitek.co. The company offers merchant processing with payable invoices, and accounting services as the Bitek platform provides merchants with the ability to accept BCH and […]

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Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 22:35

Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Zimbabwe-based exchange Golix filing a lawsuit over the recent Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) ‘cryptocurrency ban’ that was issued in a financial guidance circular earlier this month. Now, according to numerous regional reports, the Zimbabwe High Court has ruled in favor of the trading platform’s argument because the RBZ […]

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ShipChain Pushes Back Against Securities Violations Claims

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 22:01

ShipChain Pushes Back Against Securities Violations Claims In a statement, ShipChain said it did not violate securities laws or offer its token for sale in South Carolina.

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 21:05

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

It appears Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has been double spend attacked over and over again, totalling something in the neighborhood of $18 million at current prices. BTG forums seem to have been tracking the hack, going as far back as last week, monitoring the controversial coin’s hashrate, ultimately determining a 51% attack was under way. Also […]

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Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 19:40

Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions

The Irish revenue service has published a manual with guidelines aimed at eliminating the uncertainty surrounding the taxation of crypto transactions. Investors and traders of digital coins, businesses working with cryptocurrency and tax advisors, of course, can now find answers to many but not all of their questions. The notice has been issued at a […]

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Payments Platform Uphold Completes XRP Ledger Integration

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2018. May. 24. 19:30

Payments Platform Uphold Completes XRP Ledger Integration Digital payments startup Uphold has completed its integration with the XRP ledger, it announced Thursday.

Bank of Spain Governor: Cryptocurrencies Pose 'More Risks Than Benefits'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 18:30

Bank of Spain Governor: Cryptocurrencies Pose 'More Risks Than Benefits' Spanish central bank governor Luis Maria Linde believes cryptocurrencies are dangerous, but is open to blockchain technology.

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 17:40

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

Have you ever felt that someone is controlling the crypto markets, increasing prices to lure you in and crash it all as soon as you buy? Well, US authorities have apparently heard your whining because they are now reportedly suspicious manipulation is indeed occurring. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Main Street Adopts Bitcoin Ahead of […]

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Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1

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2018. May. 24. 17:30

Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1 Hut 8 Mining Group raised $70 million CAD to invest in mining machines, and mined 828 bitcoins in the first quarter of 2018.

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 16:10

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero A monero cryptominer based on XMRig is hijacking Macs, causing high CPU and fan usage.

Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 15:40

Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth

The Institute for Justice (IJ) bills itself as the national law firm for liberty. IJ works to slow the growth of government in the US in all its forms: economic freedom, education, private property, freedom of speech, not to mention amicus briefs to the Supreme Court. Now bitcoiners can help support IJ’s valuable work, a […]

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Commerzbank Conducts €500k FX Transaction Using R3's Corda

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 15:20

Commerzbank Conducts €500k FX Transaction Using R3's Corda Thyssenkrupp successfully conducted a foreign exchange transaction using R3's Corda blockchain in partnership with Germany's Commerzebank.

Revolut App Adds XRP, Bitcoin Cash to Crypto Options

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 14:35

Revolut App Adds XRP, Bitcoin Cash to Crypto Options Mobile banking app Revolut now lets users buy, sell and hold Ripple's XRP and bitcoin cash, in addition to bitcoin, litecoin and ether.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Verification Is Getting Weird

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 13:50

Cryptocurrency Exchange Verification Is Getting Weird

Back in the day, before cryptocurrency was worth anything, an email address and a password was all you needed to login to an exchange. Then came 2FA, using email verification or Google Authenticator. Then came the third generation of secure sign-in methods, and that’s when things started getting weird. Also read: Darknet Market Rapture Has Been […]

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German Stock Exchange Wants to Launch Bitcoin Products

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 13:00

German Stock Exchange Wants to Launch Bitcoin Products Deutsche Boerse AG is assessing whether to offer cryptocurrency-related products, a company exec has said during an event.

Singapore Warns 8 Exchanges Over Unregistered Securities Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 12:00

Singapore Warns 8 Exchanges Over Unregistered Securities Trading Singapore's central bank has warned eight digital token exchanges and an ICO issuer to stop trading tokens deemed unauthorized securities.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Main Street Adopts Bitcoin Ahead of Wall Street

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2018. May. 24. 11:51

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Main Street Adopts Bitcoin Ahead of Wall Street

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature stories that show how fast and nimble banks that support cryptocurrency-based businesses are benefiting at the expense of the larger players that have yet to enter the market, how more financial institutions want to join and how crypto ventures are making it easier for them. Also […]

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Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 11:00

Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform Two financial institutions are set to test a regulatory platform set up by the Bank of Russia that aims to make ICOs more transparent and secure.

Coinbase Acquires Decentralized ERC-20 Trading Platform Paradex

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 10:40

Coinbase Acquires Decentralized ERC-20 Trading Platform Paradex

On Wednesday, May 23 the San Francisco based exchange Coinbase announced the acquisition of a decentralized digital token relay-trading platform called Paradex. Alongside adding the decentralized exchange (Dex), the firm has also revealed it is retiring the name GDAX and that platform will soon be known as ‘Coinbase Pro.’ Also Read: Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues […]

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US Department of Justice, CFTC Probe Crypto Market Manipulation: Report

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 10:00

US Department of Justice, CFTC Probe Crypto Market Manipulation: Report The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating cryptocurrency traders who may have manipulated the markets using old-school tricks.

PR: Energi Mine Adds to Ecosystem of Energy Saving Partners with Simply EV Partnership

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 09:30

PR: Energi Mine Adds to Ecosystem of Energy Saving Partners with Simply EV Partnership

Partnership announced in same week as Energi Mine launches promotion with OKEx, the world’s biggest exchange

London – Energi Mine, the blockchain platform that financially rewards energy saving behaviour using EnergiTokens (ETK), and Simply EV, a leading provider of EV accessories today, announced a partnership. The partnership will enable those with ETK to spend their currency on electric vehicle charging cables and accessories, as well as earn ETK through a rewards scheme at Simply EV.

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Bitcoin Faces Drop to $7K as Bull Defense Crumbles

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 09:30

Bitcoin Faces Drop to $7K as Bull Defense Crumbles Bitcoin looks set to test $7,000 in the next 24 hours, courtesy of a bear flag breakdown on the technical charts.

Tech Giant GMO to Roll Out World's First 7nm Bitcoin Miner

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 09:00

Tech Giant GMO to Roll Out World's First 7nm Bitcoin Miner Japanese IT giant GMO Internet says it will ship the world's first bitcoin mining device based on 7nm chips before November.

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 08:40

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Russian State Duma has approved its first reading of the long-awaited legislation package regulating crypto-related matters and activities. The legal texts, voted almost unanimously, will open the way for legalization of cryptocurrencies in the Russian Federation, including their exchange and circulation under certain conditions. Deputies now have about two weeks to propose amendments before they […]

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Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 08:00

Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come By deferring questions of trust to a decentralized algorithm, blockchains promise to boost transparency and allow more fluid, dynamic supply chains.

SEC Chairman Applauds ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 06:40

SEC Chairman Applauds ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’

The chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, has issued a statement “applaud[ing]” the efforts of authorities associated with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in executing the current “enforcement sweep targeting fraudulent ICOs and crypto-asset investment products.” Also Read: 70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto Schemes […]

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China's State Council Orders Faster Blockchain Development

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 06:30

China's State Council Orders Faster Blockchain Development China's State Council has ordered local authorities to speed up blockchain development amid a fintech shakeup.

China Orders Faster Blockchain Development in Top-Level Missive

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 06:30

China Orders Faster Blockchain Development in Top-Level Missive China's State Council has ordered local authorities to speed up blockchain development amid a fintech shakeup.

Darknet Market Rapture Has Been Down for a Week — Users Grow Leery

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 04:40

Darknet Market Rapture Has Been Down for a Week — Users Grow Leery

The website Rapture Market has been down for well over a week for users who frequent the darknet, causing concern that another DNM has committed an exit scam. Currently, the market’s customers and some vendors are freaking out as the online marketplace was gaining in popularity and enjoying solid ratings with decent uptime. However, Rapture […]

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Bet vs. Buy? The ICO Market Has a Serious East-West Divide

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 04:01

Bet vs. Buy? The ICO Market Has a Serious East-West Divide A New York event last week showcased how investors in Asia and North America have divergent views on how best to invest in ICOs.

Exchanges Round-Up: Coinbundle Approved for Licensing in PH, MAS to Review Regulations, Okex Suspends Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 02:40

Exchanges Round-Up: Coinbundle Approved for Licensing in PH, MAS to Review Regulations, Okex Suspends Withdrawals

In recent news relating to cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbundle has received approval for licensing in The Philippines, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a consultation paper regarding its intention to update its regulatory apparatus for cryptocurrency exchanges, and Okex has announced that it has remedied the error that caused it abruptly to suspend withdrawals and […]

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UN Division Looks to IOTA Ledger Tech for Higher Efficiency

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 02:30

UN Division Looks to IOTA Ledger Tech for Higher Efficiency The United Nations Office for Project Services will pilot the IOTA Foundation's tangle technology to try and streamline work processes.

Indian Government Considering 18% Retroactive Tax on Crypto Trading, Mining

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 00:40

Indian Government Considering 18% Retroactive Tax on Crypto Trading, Mining

The government of India is reportedly considering levying a type of consumption tax on cryptocurrency trading and even mining. The most grievous part of this proposal is that it may also be a retroactive measure, demanding payments for past actions. Also Read: Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context Crypto Sales Tax The […]

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Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 22:40

Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

The central banks of Norway and England have published reports exploring different models for central bank-issued cryptocurrencies. By contrast, Federal Reserve governor, Lael Brainard, recently expressed her opposition to central bank cryptocurrencies – claiming that such would result in broad “macroeconomic consequences.” Also Read: Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies Decline of Cash Prompts Norwegian Central […]

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Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 20:40

Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’

Circle is going after fresh entrants to the cryptocurrency trading market with a new tool that allows them to invest in multiple coins as once. This feature is different than an index fund in a few crucial ways, perhaps most importantly being available to everyday investors not just the rich and trading professionals. Also Read: Economics […]

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Coinbase Is Rebranding Its Crypto Exchange Service

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 20:26

Coinbase Is Rebranding Its Crypto Exchange Service Coinbase announced Wednesday it was rebranding its GDAX platform as Coinbase Pro. Additionally, the company has acquired Paradex, a relay platform.

AmEx Upgrades Rewards Program with Hyperledger Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 20:15

AmEx Upgrades Rewards Program with Hyperledger Blockchain American Express announced a blockchain-based loyalty rewards program using Hyperledger's technology.

Thai Bank Pilots Cross-Border Transaction Using Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 19:00

Thai Bank Pilots Cross-Border Transaction Using Blockchain Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya successfully piloted a cross-border transaction using its own blockchain interledger, it announced Tuesday.

Blockchain Skills? Hired! $120,000+ Plus Bonus!

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 18:48

Blockchain Skills? Hired! $120,000+ Plus Bonus!

Blockchain this and blockchain that might be so much hype, but no one can deny hundreds of millions of dollars, some say billions, sloshing around the ecosystem in search of advancing technology undergirding cryptocurrencies. There’s a battle in even the broader employment market as Facebook, Amazon, IBM and others search for blockchain development talent, pushing […]

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A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 17:43

A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s the end of the matter. If the first hardware wallet you bought was a Ledger, you’re probably Ledger for life. Likewise if you’re in Team Trezor. Keepkey, which completes the holy trifecta of […]

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PR: Former Huobi CTO Zhang Jian Launches FCoin, Gaining Investments from Top Venture Capital Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 17:30

PR: Former Huobi CTO Zhang Jian Launches FCoin, Gaining Investments from Top Venture Capital Firms

FCoin, a digital assets trading platform, has gained investments from top-notch investment institutions including Danhua Capital, Node Capital, Singer Capital, Timestamp Capital, 8 Decimal Capital, Zipper Fund and other investors.

FCoin was founded by Zhang Jian, former Huobi CTO and author of the book "Blockchain: Defining The Future Finance and Economic Landscape".

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IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 16:50

IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion IBM plans to hire 400 researchers, a portion of which will be focusing on blockchain technology, CEO Virginia Rometty said Wednesday.

Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 16:03

Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders

Over the past few days, cryptocurrency markets have been losing steam as many digital assets have lost a good amount of value. Most coins are down anywhere between 3-15 percent over the past 24-hours. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) values have dipped 10 percent over the last day and prices hover around $1,055 today. Bitcoin Core (BTC) […]

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Norway's Central Bank Mulls Digital Currency as Cash Use Declines

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 15:00

Norway's Central Bank Mulls Digital Currency as Cash Use Declines Norges Bank has released a report suggesting it might one day launch a digital currency as citizens continue to turn away from physical money.

Overstock.com’s t0 to Launch Regulated Security Token Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 14:37

Overstock.com’s t0 to Launch Regulated Security Token Exchange

Overstock.com’s Tzero is planning to launch a regulated exchange for security tokens in collaboration with Box Digital Markets. The companies will seek the approval of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the new exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Security Token Exchange Overstock.com’s fintech subsidiary t0.com Inc (Tzero) and Box […]

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Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 13:01

Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions Rural banks in the Philippines are looking to adopt ConsenSys' Kaleido blockchain platform in bid to boost financial inclusion.

Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions in the Philippines

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 13:01

Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions in the Philippines Rural banks in the Philippines are looking to adopt ConsenSys' Kaleido blockchain platform in bid to boost financial inclusion.

Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 12:30

Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock Vitalik Buterin has suggested experimenting with quadratic voting, a governance model furthered by Dr. Glen Weyl, on the ethereum platform.

South Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Drops XMR, ZEC, DASH, REP, and STEEM

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 12:29

South Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Drops XMR, ZEC, DASH, REP, and STEEM

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit has announced that it will no longer support the trading of five cryptocurrencies: dash, monero, zcash, augur, and steem. This announcement came just days after hacked Japanese exchange Coincheck confirmed the delisting of privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Farewell to Five Cryptocurrencies Korbit, one of […]

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India Considers New Tax on Cryptocurrency Trades

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 11:40

India Considers New Tax on Cryptocurrency Trades India could soon impose goods and services tax (GST) on many digital currency transactions, a report indicates.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Predicts Bull Run as Crypto Markets Dip

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Predicts Bull Run as Crypto Markets Dip

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, internet security expert John McAfee expects bulls to come back to the crypto market, despite recent drops in prices across the board. Billions will be pumped by institutional investors, he predicted in a tweet. Meanwhile, a new study has shown that the mood of investors, rather than economic indicators, actually […]

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China Prosecutes 98 Over Alleged $2 Billion OneCoin Pyramid Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 10:30

China Prosecutes 98 Over Alleged $2 Billion OneCoin Pyramid Scheme China has prosecuted nearly 100 individuals said to be involved with locally operating the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

PR: Essentia Re-Opens Whitelist for 2000 Additional Applications

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 09:30

PR: Essentia Re-Opens Whitelist for 2000 Additional Applications

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 20:00 (SGT), we are planning to open the whitelist for an addition of 2000 applicants.

The KYC/AML procedure was recently opened for applicants interested in taking part in the Essentia ICO. Shortly after the announcement, we received more than 100,000 applications for the whitelist. Due to that fact we had to temporarily close the whitelist application.

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Bitcoin Price Faces Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 09:00

Bitcoin Price Faces Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014 Following bitcoin's recent losses, a key long-term trend indicator is looking increasingly bearish. Notably, the five-month moving average (MA) has rolled over in favor of the bears and looks set to cut the 10-month MA from above - a bearish crossover that hasn't been seen since June 2014. If that occurs it could be a […]

Bitcoin Closing on Long-Term Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 09:00

Bitcoin Closing on Long-Term Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014 Following bitcoin's recent losses, a key long-term trend indicator is looking increasingly bearish. Notably, the five-month moving average (MA) has rolled over in favor of the bears and looks set to cut the 10-month MA from above - a bearish crossover that hasn't been seen since June 2014. If that occurs it could be a […]

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 08:40

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

A small bank from Argentina, Banco Masventas, announced this week that it’s allowing customers to make settlements using BTC as a payment rail. Argentina Banco Masventas says the firm partnered with the exchange Bitex, and believes the service will reduce costs associated with international transfers. Also Read: Tim Draper Advises Argentina’s President to Invest in Bitcoin […]

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Singapore Proposes Regulatory Boost for Decentralized Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 08:15

Singapore Proposes Regulatory Boost for Decentralized Exchanges Singapore's central bank is proposing a change to existing exchange market rules aimed to ease blockchain adoption and decentralization.

Huobi Pro Launches New Crypto Market Index

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 07:18

Huobi Pro Launches New Crypto Market Index Huobi Pro has announced the launch of a market index to measure the overall performance of 10 digital assets on its platform.

Monero's Lead Developer Is Helping Launch a Crypto Trading Protocol

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 06:59

Monero's Lead Developer Is Helping Launch a Crypto Trading Protocol Monero dev Riccardo Spagni and entrepreneurs Naveen Jain and Dan Teree are launching a new digital asset protocol on the privacy token's network.

Chilean Central Bank President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 06:40

Chilean Central Bank President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The Chilean central bank president, Mario Marcel, has made comment seemingly in favor of developing a regulatory apparatus for virtual currencies. The apparent openness to regulating cryptocurrencies contrasts significantly from the recent banking embargo targeting virtual currency recently witnessed in Chile. Also Read: Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies Chilean Central Bank […]

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Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 06:40

Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The Chilean president, Mario Marcel, has made comment seemingly in favor of developing a regulatory apparatus for virtual currencies. The apparent openness to regulating cryptocurrencies contrasts significantly from the recent banking embargo targeting virtual currency recently witnessed in Chile. Also Read: Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies Chilean President Discusses Benefits of […]

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Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 04:40

Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Accident-prone altcoin verge has been crippled by yet another mining attack. A little over a month after being subjected to a 51% attack, the network is once again at the mercy of a malevolent attacker who is rejecting blocks and profiting handsomely off the carnage caused. The repeat attack illustrates the risks faced by low […]

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MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 04:00

MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network A recently completed MIT test showcases how bitcoin might not just scale, but do so in a way where it's transactions are more expressive than today.

MIT Is Testing A Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 04:00

MIT Is Testing A Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network A recently completed MIT test showcases how bitcoin might not just scale, but do so in a way where it's transactions are more expressive than today.

Bitcoin Price Falls to 35-Day Low Below $8K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 02:41

Bitcoin Price Falls to 35-Day Low Below $8K Bitcoin's price is slipping below $8,000 again, reaching its 35-day low within just an hour since the trading entered Wednesday morning session.

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 02:40

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Professor Robert Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel prize in economics and is famous for the Case-Shiller Index, published an article on Monday talking about the way the allure of bitcoin fits previous attempts to reinvent money. Also Read:  Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics Historical Precedents The main question Shiller was trying to answer […]

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Golix Exchange Files Lawsuit Against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 01:15

Golix Exchange Files Lawsuit Against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Cryptocurrency Ban

On May 13 2018, the Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe (RBZ) issued guidelines in a circular that detailed cryptocurrency activities taking place within the country are now banned. The RBZ further stated that domestic digital currency operations had sixty days to become compliant. Local reports now reveal the Zimbabwe-based cryptocurrency exchange Golix plans to take the […]

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Bitcoin Owning Contractors With U.S. Security Clearance May be Flagged ‘Risky’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 00:00

Bitcoin Owning Contractors With U.S. Security Clearance May be Flagged ‘Risky’

According to multiple reports, the Pentagon and the Defense Department are debating on whether or not cryptocurrency ownership is a problem for those who have U.S. security clearances and those applying for these privileges. The U.S. agencies may define digital currency owners as a ‘security risk’ in order to protect foreign and domestic classified information. […]

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CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 22:40

CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an advisory for exchanges and clearinghouses providing guidance pertaining to the assessment and listing of cryptocurrency derivatives. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics CFTC Issues Advisory Regarding Cryptocurrency Derivatives The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing […]

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CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 21:40

CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning

CNBC’s Fast Money hosts and panel were on the defensive during a recent broadcast, as some viewers accused the network of shilling for bitcoin cash (BCH). And, truth be told, CNBC has been showing the decentralized cryptocurrency an inordinate amount of love lately. A segment by a popular analyst, where he forecasts even bigger things […]

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South Carolina Sanctions Startup Over Unregistered Token Sales

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 21:07

South Carolina Sanctions Startup Over Unregistered Token Sales South Carolina securities regulators have ordered ShipChain to cease selling its tokens within the state.

70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto Schemes

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 19:40

70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto Schemes

Forty regulators in the US and Canada are reportedly collaborating in the largest coordinated crackdown on cryptocurrency scams to date by state and provincial officials. The operation has triggered over 70 investigations so far, with 35 cases completed or pending. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Mass Crackdown The North American Securities […]

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Bank of America Patents Blockchain Security Tools

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 19:31

Bank of America Patents Blockchain Security Tools A new Bank of America patent outlines how a permissioned blockchain might restrict users while still helping them access the information they need.

Crypto Scams Comprise 0.6% of Fraud – Australian Consumer Watchdog

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 18:40

Crypto Scams Comprise 0.6% of Fraud – Australian Consumer Watchdog

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a report on trends within the scam economy during 2017. The report identifies cryptocurrency related fraud to comprise less than 1% of the scam activity recorded in Australia last year. Also Read: Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition Cryptocurrency Scams Responsible for […]

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India's Supreme Court to Hold Crypto Lawsuit Hearing in July

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 18:00

India's Supreme Court to Hold Crypto Lawsuit Hearing in July The Supreme Court of India has decided to hear crypto-related cases with respect to the news from RBI stopping banks from dealing with cryptos.

UK 'Cryptoassets' Task Force Plots Path Forward at First Meeting

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 17:00

UK 'Cryptoassets' Task Force Plots Path Forward at First Meeting The U.K.’s new Cryptoassets Taskforce has taken the first step on its mission to "develop thinking and policy" around blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 16:40

Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day

On May 22, the bitcoin community celebrated the second most important date in its calendar. No other date, save for January 3, 2009 when Satoshi mined the genesis block, is more symbolic. It was on May 22, 2010 that Laszlo Hanyecz purchased two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. Eight years on, the occasion has become part […]

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Circle Adds 'Buy the Market' Feature to Crypto Investment App

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 16:00

Circle Adds 'Buy the Market' Feature to Crypto Investment App Circle Invest formally launched the startup's trading platform on Tuesday.

Circle Adds 'Buy the Market' Feature to Its Crypto Investment App

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 16:00

Circle Adds 'Buy the Market' Feature to Its Crypto Investment App Circle Invest formally launched the startup's trading platform on Tuesday.

CFTC Issues Guidance for Firms Offering Cryptocurrency Derivatives

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 14:54

CFTC Issues Guidance for Firms Offering Cryptocurrency Derivatives The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has released new guidance for companies issuing cryptocurrency derivatives products.

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 4 of 4

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 14:40

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 4 of 4

The following opinion piece on Bitcoin Cash was written by Jonald Fyookball We’ve already discussed 3 reasons why the bitcoin project was subverted: lack of education, lack of clarity, and centralized development. Today I will proffer two more: censorship and propaganda were allowed to run rampant; miners didn’t understand their power and responsibility. Last Friday, Coingeek.com held a […]

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Taiwan Eyes Blockchain Growth with New Parliamentary Alliance

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 13:30

Taiwan Eyes Blockchain Growth with New Parliamentary Alliance Taiwanese lawmakers have announced the formation of a parliamentary group aimed to foster the nation's emerging blockchain sector.

The Auto Industry Is Gearing Up for a Blockchain-Powered Future

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:45

The Auto Industry Is Gearing Up for a Blockchain-Powered Future Automotive executives are starting to wake up to the use cases of blockchain in the industry, but there's a way to go.

Johannesburg Gets a New Crypto ATM, Ban Threatened Harare May Lose One

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 12:35

Johannesburg Gets a New Crypto ATM, Ban Threatened Harare May Lose One

A new crypto teller machine is now operational in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. The ATM, which supports several digital coins, has been installed at a supermarket in the north-western part of the city’s metro area. It is the latest addition to a growing number of terminals offering automated crypto-fiat exchange services in the country […]

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He Paid How Much?! CoinDesk Releases 'Bitcoin Pizza Day' Price Tracker

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:00

He Paid How Much?! CoinDesk Releases 'Bitcoin Pizza Day' Price Tracker How much did developer Laszlo Hanyecz pay in the first-ever retail bitcoin transaction? With CoinDesk's new tool, you never have to guess.

He Paid How Much? CoinDesk Releases 'Bitcoin Pizza Day' Price Tracker

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:00

He Paid How Much? CoinDesk Releases 'Bitcoin Pizza Day' Price Tracker How much did developer Laszlo Hanyecz pay in the first-ever retail bitcoin transaction? With CoinDesk's new tool, you never have to guess.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 11:40

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

Before all the Lambo memes, shady no-product ICOs, and get-rich-quick schemes invaded the scene, Bitcoin was meant to disrupt the current economic system. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases how that promise is starting to materialize in different fields, including the future of elections and geopolitics. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU […]

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Seoul Mayor Pledges Blockchain Boost in Re-Election Push

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 11:00

Seoul Mayor Pledges Blockchain Boost in Re-Election Push Seoul mayor Park Won-soon is pledging to focus on blockchain innovation as part of his campaign pitch for potential re-election this year.

ICO Round-Up: Nearly 1 in 5 Offerings Accused of Fraud, Bermuda Passes Regulations, Thai SEC Holds Hearing

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 10:35

ICO Round-Up: Nearly 1 in 5 Offerings Accused of Fraud, Bermuda Passes Regulations, Thai SEC Holds Hearing

A recent “analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings” published by the Wall Street Journal has claimed to have revealed “rampant plagiarism, identity theft, and promises of improbable returns.” In other ICO news, Bermuda’s parliament has passed regulations that will legitimize initial coin offerings as a means of fundraising, and Thailand’s SEC held a hearing regarding its upcoming […]

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Failed Bull Breakout Leaves Bitcoin Eyeing Drop to $8K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 10:00

Failed Bull Breakout Leaves Bitcoin Eyeing Drop to $8K Bitcoin's failed bull breakout on Sunday has left the doors open for the bears to make a comeback.

PR: eToro Announces Expansion Plans

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 09:30

PR: eToro Announces Expansion Plans

- Launch of a crypto exchange and wallet - - Bringing crypto offering to the U.S. market -

Global investment platform eToro has today announced plans to expand its cryptocurrency capabilities and subject to regulatory approvals will launch an exchange and a digital wallet. eToro will also bring its cryptocurrency offering to the United States, launching the platform to U.S. customers later this year under the leadership of the newly appointed U.S. Managing Director Guy Hirsch.

Yoni Assia, Co-founder and CEO of eToro, said: “We believe that in the future all assets will become digitised. This will help to open the markets to everyone and enable them to invest in the assets they want in a simple and transparent way. Crypto is the first step on this journey and we are excited to share our plans to launch an exchange and wallet.”

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China State TV: Token Sales Still 'Rampant' After Central Bank Ban

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 09:00

China State TV: Token Sales Still 'Rampant' After Central Bank Ban China's highest-level state media outlet has said token sales are still common in the country despite a 2017 ban.

Bitcoin Brokerage Denies Tezos ICO Involvement in Court Filing

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 08:00

Bitcoin Brokerage Denies Tezos ICO Involvement in Court Filing Bitcoin Suisse AG, a cryptocurrency brokerage listed as a defendant in a lawsuit against Tezos, has filed a motion to dismiss the case against it.

Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 06:20

Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

On Monday the blockchain research and development firm, Nchain, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the Bitcoin Cash-centric startup Handcash. The Handcash platform allows users to send BCH in a contactless manner using near field communication (NFC) technology. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards Nchain Acquires a […]

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Ohio Could Become Next US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 06:00

Ohio Could Become Next US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data A bill proposed by an Ohio Senator would let the state legally recognize blockchain records and smart contracts.

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 04:20

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

The Ontario Securities Commission has issued a warning against five unlicensed crypto companies involved in schemes to encourage investors to trade or invest in cryptocurrencies. The regulator started gathering information about these platforms after receiving complaints about them. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Warning to Investors The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) […]

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ICOs Are Setting Capital Free. That's Revolutionary

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 04:00

ICOs Are Setting Capital Free. That's Revolutionary ICOs offer a more direct route for both tapping and deploying funds, for matching founders with investors. That turns out to be quite revolutionary.

Initial Coin Offerings Are Setting Capital Free. That's Huge

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 04:00

Initial Coin Offerings Are Setting Capital Free. That's Huge ICOs offer a more direct route for both tapping and deploying funds, for matching founders with investors. That turns out to be quite revolutionary.

Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 03:20

Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on Ross Ulbricht being denied a post-conviction relief extension this past February. Since then Ulbricht’s new legal team and his family continue to fight for Ross’s freedom with a filed a Petition of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block […]

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