New York Regulators Have Granted Their 14th Crypto License

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 17:20

New York Regulators Have Granted Their 14th Crypto License New York's latest BitLicense has been granted to the New York Digital Investment Group, along with a limited purpose trust charter.

Below $5,700: Bitcoin Plunges to Lowest Price in Over 12 Months

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 16:49

Below $5,700: Bitcoin Plunges to Lowest Price in Over 12 Months Bitcoin fell to its lowest price in over 12 months on Wednesday amid a broader cryptocurrency market sell-off.

CoinDesk Launches the Crypto-Economics Explorer, A New Way to Visualize Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 16:25

CoinDesk Launches the Crypto-Economics Explorer, A New Way to Visualize Crypto CoinDesk is pleased to announce the launch of our new data product, the Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Announcing the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 16:25

Announcing the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer CoinDesk is pleased to announce the launch of our new data product, the Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Crypto Traders Now See No Winner in Bitcoin Cash Fork

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 16:15

Crypto Traders Now See No Winner in Bitcoin Cash Fork Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV are now valued the same in advanced trading.

IMF: Central Banks Could Issue Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 16:10

IMF: Central Banks Could Issue Digital Currency

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said central banks throughout the world should consider issuing digital currency to make transactions more secure. At a recent conference in Singapore, Lagarde argued that state-backed cryptocurrencies could satisfy public policy goals related to financial inclusion, consumer protection, privacy and fraud prevention. Also […]

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Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 15:15

Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch "One Kin on one blockchain," said CEO Ted Livingston. "That's our vision."

Bitcoin Veteran Jameson Lopp Named CTO of Crypto Startup Casa

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 15:01

Bitcoin Veteran Jameson Lopp Named CTO of Crypto Startup Casa Casa has boosted Jameson Lopp to CTO eight months after he joined the crypto custody solutions startup as an infrastructure engineer.

Preparing for the Looming Bitcoin Cash Fork

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 14:30

Preparing for the Looming Bitcoin Cash Fork

On Nov. 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious fork and many BCH users have been wondering what to do with their funds before the consensus changes. In order to address some questions concerning the upcoming fork, news.Bitcoin.com has outlined some of the options available for BCH proponents. Also read: A Look at […]

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Crypto Exchange KuCoin Raises $20 Million From IDG, Matrix, Neo Global

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 14:00

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Raises $20 Million From IDG, Matrix, Neo Global Singapore-based crypto exchange KuCoin has raised $20 million in Series A funding backed by IDG Capital, Matrix Partners and Neo Global Capital.

The $799 Coinmine One Will Look Like an Xbox and Mint Crypto Money

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 14:00

The $799 Coinmine One Will Look Like an Xbox and Mint Crypto Money A new firm called Coinmine has announced a device aimed at enthusiasts who'd like to mine crypto, but don't want to learn a new technical skill set.

Official Google Account Hacked in Latest Twitter Crypto Scam

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 13:20

Official Google Account Hacked in Latest Twitter Crypto Scam An official, verified Twitter account owned by Google has become the latest to be hacked to host a crypto "giveaway" scam.

The Growth of Security Tokens in 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 13:00

The Growth of Security Tokens in 2018

2018 was meant to be the year of security tokens. The number of projects seeking to launch security token offerings (STOs) would mushroom, we were told, and a string of accredited trading venues would emerge where these instruments could be exchanged. The release of two new reports into the STO market provides an opportunity to […]

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Bain Capital Backs $2.25 Million Round for Bitcoin Rewards Startup Lolli

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 12:30

Bain Capital Backs $2.25 Million Round for Bitcoin Rewards Startup Lolli Bitcoin rewards platform Lolli has raised $2.25 million in seed funding from investors including Bain Capital Ventures.

Bitcoin Price Charts ‘Death Cross’ In First Since 2014

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 12:00

Bitcoin Price Charts ‘Death Cross’ In First Since 2014 Bitcoin’s (BTC) price woes may not be over just yet, as a specific "death cross" indicator is about to reoccur for the first time in four years.

Bitcoin Price Is Charting This ‘Death Cross’ for First Time Since 2014

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 12:00

Bitcoin Price Is Charting This ‘Death Cross’ for First Time Since 2014 Bitcoin’s (BTC) price woes may not be over just yet, as a specific "death cross" indicator is about to reoccur for the first time in four years.

The Daily: Coincheck Relists Nem, Okex Adds Dong

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 11:25

The Daily: Coincheck Relists Nem, Okex Adds Dong

In this edition of The Daily, we report on Coincheck’s decision to resume nem (XEM) trading and relist two other coins — ether (ETH) and lisk (LSK). Also, Digital asset exchange Okex has added support for the Vietnamese fiat currency on its C2C platform and we cover the reasoning behind the move. Also in The […]

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PR: Bithumb Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary with BTC Air Drops

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 10:30

PR: Bithumb Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary with BTC Air Drops

The global cryptocurrency stock exchange Bithumb is holding its third commemorative event in celebration of its fifth anniversary.

The ‘Super Airdrop Festival’ event has two parts, the Login Event and Air Drop Event, and is open to participation for anyone who is a Bithumb member.

Members can participate in the Login Event until December 11th by logging into Bithumb and clicking on the enter event button. In this event, 15 Bitcoins (valued at USD 97,789 as of today) are provided to one winner, who is selected by lottery after the event is concluded. The winner is scheduled to be announced on December 24th.

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IMF Chief Calls for Exploration of Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 09:00

IMF Chief Calls for Exploration of Digital Currencies Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, encouraged the exploration of central bank digital currencies in a speech on Wednesday.

IMF Chief Lagarde Calls for ‘Exploration’ of State-Backed Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 09:00

IMF Chief Lagarde Calls for ‘Exploration’ of State-Backed Digital Currencies Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, encouraged the exploration of central bank digital currencies in a speech on Wednesday.

Bank of America Wins Crypto Storage Patent

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 05:00

Bank of America Wins Crypto Storage Patent A Bank of America patent awarded Tuesday describes how an enterprise-level institution may store cryptocurrencies for customers.

Bank of America Patent Details How Enterprises Could Store Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 14. 05:00

Bank of America Patent Details How Enterprises Could Store Crypto A Bank of America patent awarded Tuesday describes how an enterprise-level institution may store cryptocurrencies for customers.

GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Equipment

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 01:45

GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Equipment

Japan’s GMO Internet has postponed the shipments of its two lines of 7nm bitcoin mining rigs. A representative of the company has clarified the situation to news.Bitcoin.com, noting that some refunds have already been issued. In addition, the company is planning to relocate its mining operations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 14. 01:45

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Japan’s GMO Internet has postponed the shipments of its two lines of 7nm bitcoin mining rigs. A representative of the company has clarified the situation to news.Bitcoin.com, noting that some refunds have already been issued. In addition, the company is planning to relocate its mining operations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 21:45

Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel

Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also […]

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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 21:45

Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also […]

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Court Takes Control of Funds Amid Crypto Exchange’s Banking Dispute

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 21:00

Court Takes Control of Funds Amid Crypto Exchange’s Banking Dispute A Canadian judge ruled that CIBC, which froze some $26 million CAD claimed by QuadrigaCX, must transfer the funds under dispute to the court.

Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 19:45

Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

In recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan Secretary of State’s ban on crypto-based political donations, as well as the recent certification of X8’s stablecoin for Shariah compliance. In addition, […]

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Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 19:45

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

In recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan Secretary of State’s ban on crypto-based political donations, as well as the recent certification of X8’s stablecoin for Shariah compliance. In addition, […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes Hard

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 18:10

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes Hard

There are less than two days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious hard fork and BCH markets are showing some unusual activity. They are being driven by heavy trading volumes that have doubled in the last two days, while BCH/USD short positions on Bitfinex have touched an all-time high. At the […]

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Traders Now Betting 2-to-1 Bitcoin Cash Fork Will Cause Price Decline

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 17:25

Traders Now Betting 2-to-1 Bitcoin Cash Fork Will Cause Price Decline New data is offering insight into how crypto traders are pricing in a coming technical update to bitcoin cash, one that could cause the world’s fourth most valuable blockchain to split into two competing networks. At press time, there are now almost twice as many open short positions betting that the price of bitcoin cash […]

Bitcoin Cash’s ‘Mining War’ Escalates as Blockchain Hard Fork Approaches

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 17:00

Bitcoin Cash’s ‘Mining War’ Escalates as Blockchain Hard Fork Approaches Over the past day, bitcoin cash mining pools supporting Craig Wright's Bitcoin SV have consolidated even more of the relative amount of hash power.

Bitcoin Cash’s ‘Hash War’ Solidifies as Network Hard Fork Approaches

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 17:00

Bitcoin Cash’s ‘Hash War’ Solidifies as Network Hard Fork Approaches Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin cash mining pools supporting Craig Wright's Bitcoin SV have consolidated even more of the relative amount of hash power.

Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3 Million Customers

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 16:30

Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3 Million Customers

U.K. startup Revolut has announced that its customer base has surpassed three million users. The fintech platform, which has quickly become a viable online alternative to traditional banking, was established in 2015. It currently offers payment and exchange services for a growing number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Huobi Opens in Russia, Plans […]

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The Daily: Coffee Company to Pay Farmers in Bitcoin, Bitfury’s Latest Investment

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 14:55

The Daily: Coffee Company to Pay Farmers in Bitcoin, Bitfury’s Latest Investment

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature an upcoming bitcoin cash token backed by physical diamonds and an American coffee company that has decided to add cryptocurrencies to its payment options. Additionally, we look at a public mining company that may get a dual listing in Canada, as well as the latest investment by […]

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GMO Reports $5.6 Million Q3 Loss on Crypto Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 14:00

GMO Reports $5.6 Million Q3 Loss on Crypto Mining Japanese IT giant GMO has reported a loss from crypto mining in Q3, but there was more positive news for its exchange business.

GMO Reports $5.6 Million Q3 Loss on Crypto Mining Business

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 14:00

GMO Reports $5.6 Million Q3 Loss on Crypto Mining Business Japanese IT giant GMO has reported a loss from crypto mining in Q3, but there was more positive news for its exchange business.

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency Plan

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 13:30

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency Plan

The president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote. One of the principal catalysts for the challenge to Heine’s leadership has been opposition to her plan to introduce a national virtual currency. Also Read: Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted to Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year Heine Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote […]

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Shell, BP Back Blockchain Platform to Modernize Commodities Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 12:30

Shell, BP Back Blockchain Platform to Modernize Commodities Trading Oil giants Shell and BP are among a group of firms planning to launch a blockchain platform to automate post-trade processes in the energy industry.

Sompo Holdings Acquires 10% Stake in Kenyan Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitpesa

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 12:10

Sompo Holdings Acquires 10% Stake in Kenyan Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitpesa

Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings has acquired a 10 percent stake in Bitpesa, a Kenyan digital currency exchange and payments company, for 570 million yen ($5.02 million). The deal is expected to further digitize the insurer’s international remittance service. Also Read: Namibian Bitcoin Trading Platform BTN Persevered Despite Crypto Ban Crypto-Backed Remittances Sompo Holdings said in […]

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Bitcoin Back on the Defensive After Price Hits Two-Week Low

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 11:00

Bitcoin Back on the Defensive After Price Hits Two-Week Low Bitcoin's price dropped to two-week lows earlier today and could extend the decline to key support near $6,100.

PR: IXE Token Backed by Blockchain Powered Education Platform Little Detective

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 10:30

PR: IXE Token Backed by Blockchain Powered Education Platform Little Detective

Little Detective will be launched in various stages, starting from China, followed by South-East Asian countries and Europe

November 13, 2018: After immense success with ICO and now listed in LAToken, Exrates and Idex, Little Detective is finally on its development and production stage and announced about prospective discussions with some European countries for the distribution of its next-generation blockchain edutainment platform. As the first blockchain powered edutainment portal, Little Detective is especially targeting the developing countries that suffer from limited access to quality education, teachers and teaching supplies. “We have devised a self-learning and exploratory edutainment platform which aims to effectively address the shortage of teaching supplies and lack of access to quality education in countries around the world. We are on our way to discuss the distribution of our innovative platform in some European countries.”

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What Fork? Asian Traders Are Buying Bitcoin Cash

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 10:10

What Fork? Asian Traders Are Buying Bitcoin Cash While bitcoin cash is seeing an internal war ahead of Thursday's hard fork, traders in Asia are betting that the upgrade will result in "free money."

Free Money? Traders In Asia Are Buying Bitcoin Cash Ahead of Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 10:10

Free Money? Traders In Asia Are Buying Bitcoin Cash Ahead of Hard Fork While bitcoin cash is seeing an internal war ahead of Thursday's hard fork, traders in Asia are betting that the sum of the parts will be worth more than the whole.

Australia’s CSIRO, CommBank Complete ‘Smart Money’ Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 09:00

Australia’s CSIRO, CommBank Complete ‘Smart Money’ Blockchain Trial Australia's federal science agency CSIRO and CommBank have trialed a blockchain payments prototype they say could save "hundreds of millions" a year.

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 05:25

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year

The Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of purchase. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ‘Special Period’ Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, visited […]

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Bitmain Sues Alleged Bitcoin Thief in US Federal Court

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 13. 05:01

Bitmain Sues Alleged Bitcoin Thief in US Federal Court Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against an anonymous thief in a US federal court, who allegedly stoled 617 bitcoin from the crypto mining giant.

Namibian Bitcoin Trading Platform BTN Perseveres Despite Partial Crypto Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 13. 00:15

Namibian Bitcoin Trading Platform BTN Perseveres Despite Partial Crypto Ban

Bitcoin Trade Namibia (BTN), an emerging bitcoin marketplace, is trying to make things work for Namibians keen on investing in digital assets, even though it could take up to three days before buy orders are settled. However, in an industry where government forces crave control, the delay looks like it should be worth the wait. […]

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Cryptocurrency ATM Growth Spikes Exponentially to 4,000 Machines Worldwide

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 22:15

Cryptocurrency ATM Growth Spikes Exponentially to 4,000 Machines Worldwide

According to global statistics provided by Coinatmradar.com, there are now close to 4,000 cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs). Moreover, there’s been a huge influx of bitcoin cash ATMs over the past year as there are now 1,200 BCH dispensing devices located around the world. Also read: Markets Update: All Eyes on Bitcoin Cash Prices Before the […]

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Michigan Secretary of State Nixes Crypto for Political Donations

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 21:30

Michigan Secretary of State Nixes Crypto for Political Donations A letter from the Michigan Secretary of State's office states that cryptocurrencies cannot be used for political donations.

Combined Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ripple Moves to Federal Court

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 19:00

Combined Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ripple Moves to Federal Court Is XRP a security? The question is now sitting before the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

GMO Internet Reports Cryptocurrency Exchange Profit Rose Over 34% in Q3 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 18:45

GMO Internet Reports Cryptocurrency Exchange Profit Rose Over 34% in Q3 2018

GMO Internet, the Japanese technology and online finance conglomerate, presented its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on Nov. 12. The presentation included new details about the performance of the Tokyo-listed group’s cryptocurrency-related businesses. Also Read: The Daily: US Museum to Accept Bitcoin, Estonia Grants License to B2BX Exchange Record Performance by Quarter […]

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Hash Power Favors Craig Wright Camp in Looming Bitcoin Cash Fork

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 17:15

Hash Power Favors Craig Wright Camp in Looming Bitcoin Cash Fork Early data suggests that the Bitcoin SV implementation of the bitcoin cash fork may enjoy more hash power than Bitcoin ABC.

Bitcoin Cash Association Bounty Spreads Merchant Adoption in Latin America

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 17:10

Bitcoin Cash Association Bounty Spreads Merchant Adoption in Latin America

The Bitcoin Cash Association (BCA) and Spendbch.io recently started a bounty to spread bitcoin cash (BCH) merchant acceptance in several Latin American countries. On Nov. 11, the BCA announced that more than 250 new businesses in Venezuela and Colombia are now being on-boarded to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR […]

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NEM Price Climbs to 9-Week High As Coincheck Brings Back Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 16:20

NEM Price Climbs to 9-Week High As Coincheck Brings Back Trading NEM surged 25 percent today to reach its highest price since early September while accumulating its most 24-hour trading volume in over three months.

Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO Discusses Investment, Etoro Starts Rollout of Wallets

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 14:55

Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO Discusses Investment, Etoro Starts Rollout of Wallets

In recent exchange news, the chief executive officer of Revolut has expressed doubt regarding the institutional appetite for cryptocurrency exposure, Binance has launched a new research division, and Etoro has begun the gradual rollout of its wallet for Android and iOS users. Also Read: Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia Revolut CEO […]

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Singapore’s Central Bank, SGX Develop Blockchain Settlement System

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 14:30

Singapore’s Central Bank, SGX Develop Blockchain Settlement System The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the nation's stock exchange have developed a blockchain-based settlement system for tokenized assets.

Singapore's Central Bank, SGX Develop Blockchain Settlement System

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 14:30

Singapore's Central Bank, SGX Develop Blockchain Settlement System The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the nation's stock exchange have developed a blockchain-based settlement system for tokenized assets.

The Daily: US Museum to Accept Bitcoin, Estonia Grants License to B2BX Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 13:20

The Daily: US Museum to Accept Bitcoin, Estonia Grants License to B2BX Exchange

In today’s edition of The Daily, we report on the latest U.S. museum to open up to cryptocurrency payments, as well as several new lawsuits that have been filed over simjacking. Additionally, the government of Estonia has granted a license to B2BX Exchange, which will allow the company to attract traders from across Europe. Also […]

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Accenture Puts Software License Management on a Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 13:15

Accenture Puts Software License Management on a Blockchain Platform Accenture has rolled out a new software license management application built with distributed ledger tech from Digital Asset.

Japanese Firms Claim Success in Marine Insurance Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 12:20

Japanese Firms Claim Success in Marine Insurance Blockchain Trial NTT DATA and a major Japanese insurer have completed a blockchain trial that speeds up marine cargo insurance claims.

DMG Starts Operating 60MW Bitcoin Mine in British Columbia

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 12:00

DMG Starts Operating 60MW Bitcoin Mine in British Columbia

DMG Blockchain Solutions has announced that it has started generating up to 60 megawatts (MW) of electricity at an 85MW substation it owns in western Canada. It will use the substation to power its flagship cryptocurrency mining facility, which is one of the largest such sites in the country by power output.  Also Read: Vietnam at Crossroads on […]

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Bitcoin Teases Bull Move After Defense of Key Price Support

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Teases Bull Move After Defense of Key Price Support Bitcoin could be in for a recovery rally, having defended a key support level over the weekend.

CFTC Fines Bitcoin Trader $1.1 Million for Crypto Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 10:10

CFTC Fines Bitcoin Trader $1.1 Million for Crypto Fraud A bitcoin trader has been jailed and fined over $1.1 million for stealing bitcoin and litecoin, and then defrauding investors to repay the loss.

Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (And That’s OK)

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 09:00

Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (And That’s OK) A currency is nothing if not widely used, and that can't be achieved unless people make some cost-incurring effort to encourage widespread usage.

Crypto Token Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (and That’s OK)

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 09:00

Crypto Token Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (and That’s OK) A currency is nothing if not widely used, and that can't be achieved unless people make some cost-incurring effort to encourage widespread usage.

Crypto Token Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (and That's OK)

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 09:00

Crypto Token Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (and That's OK) A currency is nothing if not widely used, and that can't be achieved unless people make some cost-incurring effort to encourage widespread usage.

South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 05:45

South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has reportedly started marketing new crypto exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia as part of its global expansion plans. The company recently launched an exchange in Singapore. Over 130 coins and 240 trading pairs will be offered on both of the new Upbit exchanges, according to their websites. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 12. 05:45

South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has reportedly started marketing new crypto exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia as part of its global expansion plans. The company recently launched an exchange in Singapore. Over 130 coins and 240 trading pairs will be offered on both of the new Upbit exchanges, according to their websites. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 05:00

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing A patent application from Big Blue hints at a blockchain solution for scientific research.

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power 'Open Scientific Research' in New Patent Filing

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 12. 05:00

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power 'Open Scientific Research' in New Patent Filing A patent application from Big Blue hints at a blockchain solution for scientific research.

Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 19:00

Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Vietnamese authorities are still considering their approach to regulating the cryptocurrency space. The Ministry of Justice has put forward several alternative solutions and the Ministry of Industry and Trade has expressed its opposition to the ban on imports of mining equipment. Also read: Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses Justice Ministry Reports […]

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Markets Update: All Eyes on Bitcoin Cash Prices Before the Pending Fork

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 16:50

Markets Update: All Eyes on Bitcoin Cash Prices Before the Pending Fork

Since our last markets update five days ago, a lot has changed as a good chunk of the top cryptocurrency markets have dipped in value over the last three and a half days. Bitcoin cash markets touched a high of $638 on Wednesday, Nov. 7, but now prices are hovering around $544 per BCH on […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Binance ‘Very Healthy’ Despite Volume Drop, Gate.io Breached

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 13:00

Exchanges Roundup: Binance ‘Very Healthy’ Despite Volume Drop, Gate.io Breached

In cryptocurrency exchange news, Binance’s CEO has described the exchange as “very healthy” despite the dramatic reduction in trade volume compared with early 2018, and Gate.io was recently breached via a malicious script added to web analytics provider Statcounter. Also, a South Korean ICO raising money for a crypto exchange desk appears to have pulled […]

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Why Traders Should Chart the Entire Crypto Market Cap

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 11. 11:40

Why Traders Should Chart the Entire Crypto Market Cap The capitalization of the cryptocurrency market can be charted like any other asset and provides unique insight into the bias of the broader market.

A 7-Year Legal Fight Led This Dev to Build Unstoppable Ethereum Storage

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 11. 11:30

A 7-Year Legal Fight Led This Dev to Build Unstoppable Ethereum Storage Developer Daniel Nagy's legal battle over a file-sharing node led him to develop ethereum's storage layer, Swarm.

The Daily: Shatner Dives Deep Into Crypto, Bank to Launch Digital Deposit Box

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 11:00

The Daily: Shatner Dives Deep Into Crypto, Bank to Launch Digital Deposit Box

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a story about William Shatner flaunting his vast crypto knowledge, from Tether to Kitties. Additionally covered are a bank which wants to offer a digital deposit box for exchanges and investment funds, a new development in the Charlie Shrem lawsuit and more. Also Read: Marshall Islands President […]

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Korean Exchange Terminating After Regulator Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 07:10

Korean Exchange Terminating After Regulator Crackdown

Cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex has announced that it is terminating all services after South Korea’s financial authorities started cracking down on unauthorized crypto funds. The exchange is asking its customers to withdraw their cryptocurrencies before the end-of-service date. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Terminating Services and Fund Zeniex, an exchange launched in May, […]

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Korean Exchange Shuts Down as Regulators Crack Down on Its Cryptocurrency Fund

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 07:10

Korean Exchange Shuts Down as Regulators Crack Down on Its Cryptocurrency Fund

Cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex has announced that it is terminating all services after South Korea’s financial authorities started cracking down on unauthorized crypto funds. The exchange is asking its customers to withdraw their cryptocurrencies before the end-of-service date. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Terminating Services and Fund Zeniex, an exchange launched in May, […]

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Regulations Roundup: CFTC to Embrace DLT, SIM Swapping Task Force

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 03:45

Regulations Roundup: CFTC to Embrace DLT, SIM Swapping Task Force

In recent regulatory news, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has predicted that distributed ledger technology will soon be adopted by the CFTC to monitor the financial markets, and a supervisor of the REACT Task Force has emphasized the priority placed on policing SIM swapping in Northern California. In addition, Germany’s […]

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Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 11. 01:15

Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National Cryptocurrency

Iran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas […]

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Colorado Takes Action Against Four More ICOs – 12 in Total

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 23:15

Colorado Takes Action Against Four More ICOs – 12 in Total

The Division of Securities of the U.S. state of Colorado has issued four new cease-and-desist orders to stop as many companies from promoting their tokens to residents of the state. So far, action has been taken against a total of 12 initial coin offerings by the state’s securities commissioner. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Bitmain Files ‘John Doe’ Lawsuit in the State of Washington

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 21:15

Bitmain Files ‘John Doe’ Lawsuit in the State of Washington

According to court documents filed in Seattle, Washington, the mining rig manufacturer Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against an unidentified suspect who hacked the company’s Binance account. Bitmain hopes to identify the defendant “John Doe” and recover the stolen BTC siphoned from the organization’s cryptocurrency holdings held on the exchange. Also Read: Fork Watch: List of […]

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Bahamas Releases Discussion Paper on Crypto-Asset Regulation

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 19:15

Bahamas Releases Discussion Paper on Crypto-Asset Regulation

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) has released a discussion paper proposing how it intends to regulate digital assets. This includes initial coin offerings as part of efforts to eliminate the alleged threat of tax evasion, fraud and money laundering. However, when regulation eventually comes, it is likely that only a state-issued cryptocurrency will […]

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PR: Geeba Token Sale Lists on Latoken Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 18:30

PR: Geeba Token Sale Lists on Latoken Exchange

Geeba is going to usher in a new futuristic age of delivery service through the use of robots and blockchain to make last mile delivery faster, more efficient and cheaper.

Next-gen blockchain-based delivery platform Geeba is proud to announce its listing on the esteemed Latoken Exchange during its Pre-ICO and ICO stages. The company has just launched its pre-ICO and its users will be able to purchase tokens via the Latoken platform during the Pre-ICO and ICO. Geeba will also have a listing on the same prestigious exchange after the ICO completion.

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Break Records Processing Multiple 32 MB Blocks

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 16:55

Bitcoin Cash Miners Break Records Processing Multiple 32 MB Blocks

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the operation BMG mining pool mined multiple 32 MB blocks on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The first block at height 556034 was the biggest block ever mined on the BCH chain and the process confirmed over 166,000 transactions. A couple of hours later, BMG pool mined 4 more 32 MB […]

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Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 15:15

Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses

Following in the footsteps of Russia, Uzbekistan has announced plans to implement arbitration mechanisms to resolve disputes in the cryptocurrency space. A new presidential decree mandates the establishment of a body of arbitrators that will deal with cases involving entities from various jurisdictions.  Also read: Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus Arbitrators to […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Market Vendors Monitored, Darknet Benefits Revealed

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 13:15

Deep Web Roundup: Market Vendors Monitored, Darknet Benefits Revealed

The internet layer that’s accessible via the Tor browser was instrumental in the growth of Bitcoin in its early years. Since then, darknet marketplaces have proliferated, but have come to play a lesser role in the development of cryptocurrencies. In this roundup we consider two recent research papers that provide an insight into features, benefits, […]

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Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 10. 12:20

Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously Cryptocurrency is helping women who've suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while protecting their privacy.

Crypto Exchanges Should Take a Hard Look at IP Address-Masking Services

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 10. 12:00

Crypto Exchanges Should Take a Hard Look at IP Address-Masking Services Cryptocurrency exchanges will likely have to reckon with VPN access as part of any regulatory or law enforcement actions for market manipulation.

The Daily: BCH Outpaces LTC, Where Next for DEXs?

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 11:15

The Daily: BCH Outpaces LTC, Where Next for DEXs?

Saturday’s edition of The Daily builds upon some of the stories that have been developing all week. The last few days have been action-packed, with the coming Bitcoin Cash upgrade dominating the news cycle. We’ll take a look at how BCH has been faring as a payment network compared to Litecoin, and also check in […]

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Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 09:15

Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus

A number of cryptocurrency businesses are now based in the Belarus Hi-Tech Park after the government in Minsk legalized crypto-related activities for its residents. Registering an entity in the special economic zone was supposed to be a straightforward process, but clearer guidelines and detailed regulations are still needed to attract more investors. Also read: Huobi […]

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‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 10. 01:35

‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10 […]

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Nigerian Startups Call for Cryptocurrency Regulation to Stem Investment Outflows

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 09. 23:15

Nigerian Startups Call for Cryptocurrency Regulation to Stem Investment Outflows

Nigeria’s financial technology startups have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide legal guidelines for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. A lack of regulation is driving investment out of Africa’s biggest economy to areas like Rwanda and Europe while fomenting uncertainty, according to the Electronic Payment Practitioners Association of Nigeria (E-ppan). Also […]

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Colorado Regulators Crack Down on Four More ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 09. 20:15

Colorado Regulators Crack Down on Four More ICOs The state's "ICO Task Force" has now issued 12 cease-and-desist orders since May of this year.

Canadian Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Reports Q3 Loss of $8.7 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 09. 20:10

Canadian Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Reports Q3 Loss of $8.7 Million

Hut 8 Mining Corp., a Canadian bitcoin mining company, has released its third quarter earnings report, which shows a net loss of US $8.7 million on higher depreciation costs. Depreciation spiked to $13.3 million, wiping out mining profit which came to $6.7 million. Also Read: Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading  Revenue […]

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The ‘Coinbase Effect’ Turns Bearish After BAT Prices Drop Post-Listing

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 09. 18:22

The ‘Coinbase Effect’ Turns Bearish After BAT Prices Drop Post-Listing The price of browser startup Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT) fell by as much as 20 percent in the past 24 hours.

The 'Coinbase Effect' Turns Bearish After BAT Prices Drop Post-Listing

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 09. 18:22

The 'Coinbase Effect' Turns Bearish After BAT Prices Drop Post-Listing The price of browser startup Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT) fell by as much as 20 percent in the past 24 hours.

Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 09. 18:10

Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support

The Bitcoin Cash community have been heavily discussing and preparing for a possible network split due to two development teams competing on which featured consensus changes will be added to the next upgrade. Additionally, over the last two weeks, Bitcoin Cash infrastructure providers such as exchanges and wallet services have been revealing their contingency plans […]

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Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support and Network Monitoring Tools

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 09. 18:10

Fork Watch: List of BCH Services Providing Fork Support and Network Monitoring Tools

The Bitcoin Cash community have been heavily discussing and preparing for a possible network split due to two development teams competing on which featured consensus changes will be added to the next upgrade. Additionally, over the last two weeks, Bitcoin Cash infrastructure providers such as exchanges and wallet services have been revealing their contingency plans […]

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