Iran Continues to Develop State Cryptocurrency Despite Central Bank Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 22:55

Iran Continues to Develop State Cryptocurrency Despite Central Bank Ban

Iran has been developing its own cryptocurrency, a project which has yielded an experimental local crypto, despite the country’s central bank banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister has shed light on the project, commented on its alleged use to evade sanctions, and clarified the central bank’s action. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won't Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin's Name

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 22:00

Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won't Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin's Name Roger Ver's decision to call bitcoin cash "bitcoin" has dredged up a byzantine debate on how exactly the software should be defined and by whom.

Hungarian and Peruvian Localbitcoins Markets Post Record Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 21:30

Hungarian and Peruvian Localbitcoins Markets Post Record Volume

The Localbitcoins markets of several nations have produced significant spikes in recent weeks, with the peer-to-peer (P2P) markets of Hungary, Peru, and Venezuela establishing new all-time highs for volume when measuring in trade in fiat currency. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Outage Downs Telegram, Bitcoin Shines on a Bank P2P Markets of Latin America Surge […]

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Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 19:30

Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App Circle added zcash to its cryptocurrency storage and investment app, the company announced Monday.

Japanese Regulator Pressures Exchanges to Drop Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 18:45

Japanese Regulator Pressures Exchanges to Drop Privacy Coins

Japan’s Financial Services Agency, tasked with monitoring the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges, has quietly been pressuring platforms to delist privacy coins. Coincheck has already done so in the wake of the $400 million NEM hack. If fellow exchanges follow suit, it could signal the beginning of the end for privacy coins such as zcash and monero […]

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Bring Home the Bacoin? Oscar Mayer Debuts Crypto Campaign

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 18:05

Bring Home the Bacoin? Oscar Mayer Debuts Crypto Campaign Meat manufacturer Oscar Mayer has launched a bacon-backed cryptocurrency, which fans can cash out for real bacon.

PR: Roger Ver Joins Blockchain Accelerator BlockChainWarehouse

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 17:30

PR: Roger Ver Joins Blockchain Accelerator BlockChainWarehouse

Roger Ver, founder of Bitcoin.com, and Mate Tokay join the advisory board of BlockChainWarehouse (BCW). To bring their insight and resources to help grow BCW and the companies that move through its’ accelerator program.

BlockChainWarehouse is an accelerator that helps take companies from an idea to their Token Sale. While providing legal counsel, access to expert advisors, marketing services, token sale platforms and aid with KYC/AML compliance. They want to change the way the world thinks about Blockchain, by ushering in a new era of companies adhering to a higher quality standard than the typical ICO.

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SEC Official: ICO Market Shows Need for Securities Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 17:00

SEC Official: ICO Market Shows Need for Securities Regulation An SEC commissioner warned that initial coin offerings could be fraudulent, but consumers cannot necessarily identify fraud.

Vive la France! Bitcoin Tax Slashed by Republic

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 17:00

Vive la France! Bitcoin Tax Slashed by Republic

According to Le Monde, France’s State Council of taxation has announced a severe lowering of financial penalties on gains from cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The agency is signaling crypto tax will plummet from its current 45% to an across the board flat 19%. It’s a dramatic change in orientation from the government. Could it be […]

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FTC to Host Consumer Protection Workshop on Cryptocurrency Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 16:05

FTC to Host Consumer Protection Workshop on Cryptocurrency Scams The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to host a workshop on cryptocurrency scams and fraud in June.

Buffett: Bitcoin Is More Gamble Than Investment

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 15:00

Buffett: Bitcoin Is More Gamble Than Investment The world's third-richest person, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet, has again made comments critical of bitcoin as an investment.

Meet Bitcoin.com’s Cryptocurrency Market Cap Aggregator — Satoshi Pulse

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 14:55

Meet Bitcoin.com’s Cryptocurrency Market Cap Aggregator — Satoshi Pulse

This week the website Bitcoin.com, the go-to web portal for all things Bitcoin, has launched ‘Satoshi Pulse’ a cryptocurrency market capitalization page that shows total digital asset market valuations, current prices, hourly – daily – weekly percentages, charts and more. Just like the rest of the informative resources and tools hosted on our website, with […]

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Arrington-Backed Startup Launches Crypto-for-Cash Credit Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 14:00

Arrington-Backed Startup Launches Crypto-for-Cash Credit Platform A crypto lending startup backed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington launched a U.S. dollar credit platform on Monday.

CFO Boost? EY Predicts Blockchain Could Change C-Suite Role

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 13:30

CFO Boost? EY Predicts Blockchain Could Change C-Suite Role "Big four" professional services firm EY says that blockchain could transform its finance operations and redefine the role of chief financial officer.

Author William Mougayar to Launch Blockchain Investment Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 12:30

Author William Mougayar to Launch Blockchain Investment Fund Blockchain author William Mougayar is teaming up with Jabre Capital Partners to launch a blockchain investment fund for startups.

UNICEF Is Mining Crypto to Raise Funds for Children

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 11:00

UNICEF Is Mining Crypto to Raise Funds for Children UNICEF Australia has launched a website that harness supporters' computers to raise donations via cryptocurrency mining.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Outage Downs Telegram, Bitcoin Shines on a Bank

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Outage Downs Telegram, Bitcoin Shines on a Bank

Technical Issues, blockchain plans, and bitcoin pranks – we’ve got a colorful selection of news in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. The popular messaging app Telegram was down for some users in Europe and the Middle East over the weekend, but the problem has been resolved. Also, a bitcoin logo appeared on the facade of the […]

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ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 10:00

ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance ANZ bank has partnered with IBM to build a blockchain solution for transparent, secure transfer of data and premiums in the insurance sector.

PR: How Ubex Uses Blockchain to Disrupt the Advertising Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 09:30

PR: How Ubex Uses Blockchain to Disrupt the Advertising Market

Cupertino, CA - Ubex is looking to drastically change the digital marketing global industry which earned $229 billion in 2017 and will reach a stunning $335 billion in 2020. They will do so using a innovate new technology called blockchain. In recent years the digital marketing industry turned its eye to blockchain technology that can potentially alleviate or solve many of the issues present in the space today.

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Enquiries About Cryptocurrencies Tripled in 2017, Japan Regulator Says

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 09:00

Enquiries About Cryptocurrencies Tripled in 2017, Japan Regulator Says Last year, Japanese consumers were asking more questions than ever about cryptocurrency trading and ICOs, new data reveals.

Japanese Regulator Sees Boost In Cryptocurrency Queries

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 09:00

Japanese Regulator Sees Boost In Cryptocurrency Queries Last year, Japanese consumers were asking more questions than ever about cryptocurrency trading and ICOs, new data reveals.

Blockchain Trade Finance Is Breaking Proof-of-Concept Gridlock

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 08:00

Blockchain Trade Finance Is Breaking Proof-of-Concept Gridlock After years of tests and concepts, enterprise blockchain may be having a breakthrough moment, with several notable trials in trade finance advancing.

How Blockchain Trade Finance Is Breaking Proof-of-Concept Gridlock

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 08:00

How Blockchain Trade Finance Is Breaking Proof-of-Concept Gridlock After years of tests and concepts, enterprise blockchain may be having a breakthrough moment, with several notable trials in trade finance advancing.

ICBC's First Blockchain Patent Is Now Public

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 07:00

ICBC's First Blockchain Patent Is Now Public Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a major state-owned bank, is exploring how to verify and share users' certificates on a blockchain.

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues: Crypto Cafebar, Gold Vendor, Concealed-Carry Clothing

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 06:15

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues: Crypto Cafebar, Gold Vendor, Concealed-Carry Clothing

An increasing number of stores have started accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) and a few other cryptocurrencies. This bitcoin cash adoption roundup features five vendors that recently started accepting the digital currency including a brand new cafebar dedicated to 15 cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coins Crypto Cafebar Japan is a […]

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Mastercard Seeks 'Fast Track' Way to Sync Blockchain Data

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 06:00

Mastercard Seeks 'Fast Track' Way to Sync Blockchain Data A Mastercard patent application outlines how nodes could be quickly added to a blockchain.

Banking Giant ING Is Quietly Becoming a Serious Blockchain Innovator

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 03:55

Banking Giant ING Is Quietly Becoming a Serious Blockchain Innovator Dutch bank ING, which made a splash last year with a modification to zero-knowledge proofs, is adding another innovative wrinkle to privacy in DLT.

Venezuela Certifies 16 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 02:22

Venezuela Certifies 16 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced the end of the pre-sale for the Petro, the country’s “cryptocurrency”. He claims it has raised the equivalent of over 3 billion dollars. Maduro has also certified 16 crypto exchanges he hopes will start listing his country’s new currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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ASX Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Settlement System Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 01:15

ASX Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Settlement System Launch The Australian Securities Exchange provided an update on its plans to replace its settlement and clearing system with blockchain technology.

ASX Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Settlement System

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 30. 01:15

ASX Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Settlement System The Australian Securities Exchange provided an update on its plans to replace its settlement and clearing system with blockchain technology.

Japan’s SBI Unveils New Plans to Start an Exchange for Major Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 30. 00:10

Japan’s SBI Unveils New Plans to Start an Exchange for Major Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s SBI Holdings has reportedly unveiled new plans for its cryptocurrency exchange. The company has set a target launch date and is preparing to list major cryptocurrencies. The group’s CEO expects the new exchange to “be number one in the blink of an eye.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Revised Launch […]

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Indian Exchange Launches 23 Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Pairs with Zero Fees

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 23:20

Indian Exchange Launches 23 Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Pairs with Zero Fees

Another Indian cryptocurrency exchange has launched crypto-to-crypto trading. Koinex is offering 23 crypto-to-crypto trading pairs with zero fees. Earlier this week, leading Indian exchange Zebpay also launched crypto-to-crypto trading but with only one trading pair. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Koinex’s Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Indian exchange Koinex announced last week, “We are […]

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Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 21:22

Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

From pump and dump groups to insiders trading on esoteric knowledge, market manipulation is rampant within the cryptocurrency space. While some of it is illegal, most of the activity is either legal or quasi-legal, falling into the sea of grey that separates lawful land from unlawful territory. Everyone knows that market manipulation is endemic. The […]

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New Store Sells Cryptocurrencies for Regular Old Cash in Croatia

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 20:25

New Store Sells Cryptocurrencies for Regular Old Cash in Croatia

A “Bitcoin store” has opened doors in Croatia. It sells bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and even issues receipts. The shop is a welcome addition to the steadily growing crypto sector in the Balkan country. The team behind the project plans to expand to all major Croatian cities and even other countries in the region. Also […]

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Hong Kong Alcohol Company Buys 51% of Bitcoin Miner for $60 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 18:55

Hong Kong Alcohol Company Buys 51% of Bitcoin Miner for $60 Million

Regardless of what the central Chinese government tries to do or say, bitcoin and cryptocurrency remain popular investments among everyday people in China. And a new way to get exposure to the ecosystem just materialized for those with access to the Hong Kong market, a publicly traded company entered the mining industry. Also Read: This Week […]

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PR: LEEKICO helps Blockchain Network Connectivity Project NKN to Close Successful Crowdfunding

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 17:30

PR: LEEKICO helps Blockchain Network Connectivity Project NKN to Close Successful Crowdfunding

Sydney, Australia – LEEKICO, a one-stop-service ICO platform, successfully supported NKN, a project aiming to rebuild the Internet that will be truly open, decentralized, dynamic, safe, shared and owned by the community, completed its highly anticipated token sale on April 19th, 2018. With LEEKICO’s support, NKN collected a total of ETH 24,100.

NKN’s early bird sale, which was only opened to participants who were previously whitelisted for the project, started on April 2nd and was completed on April 8th. The main ICO took place on April 19th and collected 70% of the hard cap in the first 3 minutes, with the cap reached shortly after.

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Bitcoin.org Reverts Back to ‘Fast’ and ‘Low Fee’ Descriptions on Front Page

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 17:06

Bitcoin.org Reverts Back to ‘Fast’ and ‘Low Fee’ Descriptions on Front Page

This week after a few months of controversy, the owners of Bitcoin.org reverted its descriptions about what Bitcoin is on the website’s front page back to “fast peer-to-peer transactions” and “low processing fees” after removing the descriptions this past January. The front page descriptions were changed by the website’s co-owner, a pseudonym called ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Amazon Wants to Track You and TD Ameritrade Plants a Flag

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 13:48

This Week in Bitcoin: Amazon Wants to Track You and TD Ameritrade Plants a Flag

Over the past few days we learned about how Amazon wants to track your bitcoin transactions, why TD Ameritrade planted its flag in the blockchain, and even how close to reality are flying cars. These stories and many more were covered in this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Mining Accounted […]

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The Public-Private Blockchain Singularity May Be Close At Hand

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 29. 13:35

The Public-Private Blockchain Singularity May Be Close At Hand A year ago, enterprise blockchain and cryptocurrency were essentially separate industries. Now come signs that these camps might be slowly converging.

ICO Promoters Can Expect Canada to Be as Tough as the US

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 29. 09:40

ICO Promoters Can Expect Canada to Be as Tough as the US Provincial securities regulators in Canada won't take a radically different approach to the U.S. SEC in analyzing whether tokens are securities.

PR: With MVP and Partnership in Hand, Fixy Network Is Primed to Launch Its Pre-ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 09:30

PR: With MVP and Partnership in Hand, Fixy Network Is Primed to Launch Its Pre-ICO

Lack of adoption in real life is a persistent reality that cryptocurrency has endured in the last 10 years of its existence. With that in mind, Fixy network aims to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies in daily life through its versatile, yet user-friendly app which will be available on Android and IOS. It has two main features : Decentralized exchange and marketplace. Besides its main features, advertising modules and blockchain-based games will be available to engage the community and create a sustainable microeconomic cycle inside the platform.

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Bitcoin Cash Meetups Grow Wildly Across the Globe

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 09:00

Bitcoin Cash Meetups Grow Wildly Across the Globe

Over the past few months, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network has grown immensely as far as infrastructure support, merchant adoption, and the development of interesting on-chain applications. Another metric that’s been growing wildly is the significant increase of BCH focused meetups popping up in countries worldwide as organizers of these groups steadily push bitcoin cash […]

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20MW Solar Farm Set to Power Crypto Mining in Rural Australia

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 05:00

20MW Solar Farm Set to Power Crypto Mining in Rural Australia

Reports have indicated that planning approval has been granted for a 20-megawatt solar farm that will be used to power cryptocurrency mining and a data center in Collie, Western Australia. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Near Term Fortunes: “Inflows of Big Money,” New Indices Emerge  20MW Solar Farm to Power Cryptocurrency Mining in Western Australia The application for […]

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Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 04:30

Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

From pump and dump groups to insiders trading on esoteric knowledge, market manipulation is rampant within the cryptocurrency space. While some of it is illegal, most of the activity is either legal or quasi-legal, falling into the sea of grey that separates lawful land from unlawful territory. Everyone knows that market manipulation is endemic. The […]

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Taiwanese Bitcoin Regulations Expected by November 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 01:50

Taiwanese Bitcoin Regulations Expected by November 2018

Taiwan’s Minister of Justice has indicated that the country is anticipating to have implemented a regulatory apparatus for cryptocurrencies by November 2018. The Minister made comments revealing the expected deadline during a recent anti-money laundering conference. Also Read: Venezuela Shuts Down Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges Cryptocurrency Regulations Expected to be Enacted in Taiwan Before 2019 High-ranking Taiwanese […]

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Chinese Household in Trouble for Chasing a Lost Cause – Mining Bitcoin with Phones

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 29. 00:20

Chinese Household in Trouble for Chasing a Lost Cause – Mining Bitcoin with Phones

A Chinese household has been stealing electricity to mine bitcoin using 50 mobile phones and 15 improvised mining rigs. The home workshop has consumed almost 33,000 kWh of unbilled electricity. That should be enough for a couple of bitcoins, but using a smartphone for the job is not really an option.   Also read: 80% […]

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Chilean Minister Supports Cryptocurrencies After Court Sided With Exchanges Against Banks

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 22:10

Chilean Minister Supports Cryptocurrencies After Court Sided With Exchanges Against Banks

The Chilean Minister of Economy has voiced his support for cryptocurrencies after the country’s anti-monopoly court ordered major banks to re-open the accounts of crypto operators. Three banks out of the 10 sued by local cryptocurrency exchange Buda have been ordered to re-open crypto exchange accounts. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Chilean Minister Supports Cryptocurrencies After Court Sided With Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 22:10

Chilean Minister Supports Cryptocurrencies After Court Sided With Exchanges

The Chilean Minister of Economy has voiced his support for cryptocurrencies after the country’s anti-monopoly court ordered major banks to re-open the accounts of crypto operators. Three banks out of the 10 sued by local cryptocurrency exchange Buda have been ordered to re-open crypto exchange accounts. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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PR: Brock Pierce and 25+ Crypto Whales in the Most Expected Coinsbank Event of the Year

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 21:30

PR: Brock Pierce and 25+ Crypto Whales in the Most Expected Coinsbank Event of the Year

Did you know that the flying cars from The Fifth Element and Blade Runner films have already become reality? Or that using a VR helmet allows you to sit in an office meeting with the world’s leading experts and investors without the traveling hassle? Probably not. Well, here’s a chance.

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Warren Buffett: Bitcoin is Gambling, a Game, Not an Investment

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 20:26

Warren Buffett: Bitcoin is Gambling, a Game, Not an Investment

The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, world renowned investor and head of Berkshire Hathaway, was asked about his views on cryptocurrency, especially that of bitcoin. While not as dour and hateful as his Vice Chairman of just two months ago, Mr. Buffett is not convinced bitcoin is anything more than gambling, a game. Also read: Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 19:30

Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade Volume

Bitcoin prices and cryptocurrency spot markets, in general, have been recovering after the downturn that took place from mid-December 2017 up until three weeks ago. At the time, when BTC derivatives products were introduced to the public, futures contracts got off to a slow start. Now bitcoin-based futures markets from the Chicago Board Options Exchange […]

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Memo Innovation Invigorates Bitcoin Cash Proponents

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 17:53

Memo Innovation Invigorates Bitcoin Cash Proponents

Just recently we reported about the on-chain social media network called Memo, an application that allows people to publish censorship resistant ‘memos’ on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. So far users have sent thousands of on-chain memos, and the platform’s developers have added new features like ‘replies’ which unleashed over 3,000 Memo transactions in 24 […]

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PR: 4NEW – Two Operational Power Plants Secured with Launch Plan to Initiate Onsite Crypto Mining Farm

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 16:30

PR: 4NEW – Two Operational Power Plants Secured with Launch Plan to Initiate Onsite Crypto Mining Farm

London, UK. Today, 4NEW announced that they have secured two operational Waste to Energy power plants that produce over 10 megawatts of electricity per hour in the United Kingdom. The power plants, located in Middlesborough and Hartlepool, utilize the Anaerobic Digestion technology to convert regular household waste and feedstock into electricity that is currently sold to the UK national grid.

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Wendy McElroy: Are You Part of the Revolution or Part of the War?

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Are You Part of the Revolution or Part of the War?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 7, Part 3. Are You Part of the Revolution or Part of the War? by Wendy McElroy What do We mean by the [American] Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. […]

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Venezuela Shuts Down Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 14:00

Venezuela Shuts Down Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The government of Venezuela has taken action against two cryptocurrency exchange operators in the country. Both of them allow customers to convert between a number of cryptocurrencies and bolivars and send remittances abroad. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Operation Paper Hands The Venezuelan government’s “Operation Paper Hands” began a new phase […]

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Bitcoin’s Near Term Fortunes: “Inflows of Big Money,” New Indices Emerge

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 12:00

Bitcoin’s Near Term Fortunes: “Inflows of Big Money,” New Indices Emerge

When Fundstrat Global speaks, the crypto world listens. In recent months it has been a steady font of good news for the ecosystem, with five figure price calls to predicting a very bright future, a crypto future. Resident guru Thomas Lee more-or-less foretold the current after tax season spike in prices when many others were […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Fork-o-Mania and Flying Cars

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Fork-o-Mania and Flying Cars

As author William Gibson memorably observed, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”. Today’s clutch of stories attest to that. Blockchain air taxis, dual forks, and digitally scarce pillow cases may not be the future we dreamed of, but it’s the one we’ve gotten. Welcome to the weekend edition of […]

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The Crypto Community Must Use the Blockchain to Self-Police

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 28. 09:45

The Crypto Community Must Use the Blockchain to Self-Police The everyday crypto user in the future is likely to spend time identifying illicit wallets and transactions to avoid, thanks to the U.S. Treasury.

PR: Mobile Platform Coinseed ICO Streamlines Cypto Investing

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 09:30

PR: Mobile Platform Coinseed ICO Streamlines Cypto Investing

We all heard about bitcoin and the intriguing (more like confusing?) technology behind it. That is great but how do you actually benefit from this new invention without becoming an expert in it?

A lot of people have been turned off by the layers of complexity required to understand the many hard to understand concepts and steps to buying, selling and storing cryptocurrency. Then there’s the memorizing all the passwords and security devices for exchanges, and the many keys and wallets required to ensure that your cryptocurrency is safe. You’re probably thinking to yourself that there must be a solution out there that simplifies this.

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Bank of America Is Closing My Three-Year-Old's Account Over Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 28. 09:00

Bank of America Is Closing My Three-Year-Old's Account Over Crypto My daughter is 3 years old. Bank of America is closing her account because of her “risk profile” and a highly indirect “connection” to cryptocurrency.

Know Your Transaction Is the KYC of Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 28. 02:00

Know Your Transaction Is the KYC of Blockchain

You’ve heard of KYC – Know Your Customer – and possibly also KYT – Know Your Transaction – but have likely yet to experience it in action. KYC have lately become the norm for crowdsale registration and exchange verification. Now, KYT is on the rise, and it threatens to blacklist bitcoiners whose cryptocurrency is deemed […]

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Blockstack and Shapeshift Offer a $50K Bounty for a Universal Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 23:00

Blockstack and Shapeshift Offer a $50K Bounty for a Universal Wallet

Last fall, the company Blockstack launched a Signature Bounties campaign in order to offer rewards for individuals and teams to build decentralized platforms. So far the campaign has helped produce popular apps like the messaging app ‘Stealthy,’ and ‘Graphite’ documents platform. Now Blockstack has announced it is partnering with the peer-to-peer exchange Shapeshift to offer […]

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Binance, Bermuda Ink $15 Million Crypto Investment Agreement

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 20:20

Binance, Bermuda Ink $15 Million Crypto Investment Agreement Bermuda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Binance to develop a global compliance center in the British Overseas Territory.

US State Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Mining Company

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 18:05

US State Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Mining Company

A U.S. state has issued a cease and desist order to a company purportedly engaged in cryptocurrency mining. This order follows a temporary cease and desist order to the company two months ago which it did not respond to. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The U.S. State […]

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5 More Payments Firms to Adopt Ripple's xVia Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 18:00

5 More Payments Firms to Adopt Ripple's xVia Tech Five firms across Europe and Asia plan to adopt Ripple's xVia protocol to bring their payments services to emerging markets.

Prosecutors Charge 'Discount Bitcoin Bandits' With Robbery

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 17:00

Prosecutors Charge 'Discount Bitcoin Bandits' With Robbery The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has charged the "Discount Bitcoin Bandits" with robbery, child abuse and grand theft counts.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Erase Two-Day Losses

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 16:45

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Erase Two-Day Losses

Cryptocurrencies are seeing some relief during today’s trading sessions just before the weekend, as the top ten digital assets are currently up 3-11 percent. Most of the losses that took place two days ago have been erased as the total market capitalization of all digital currencies now tops $420Bn USD. Also read: Court Orders Chilean Banks […]

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Coincheck Recorded Profit Despite the Hack While Victims Hit with Taxes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 16:03

Coincheck Recorded Profit Despite the Hack While Victims Hit with Taxes

Japanese exchange Coincheck is still profitable after suffering one of the biggest hacks in cryptocurrency history. The exchange recorded an estimated writedown of 47.3 billion yen (~US$432.56 million) for the funds used to compensate customers. Victims, however, were slapped with tax bills. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Writedown for Coincheck […]

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SEC Official Defends 'Balanced' ICO Oversight in Congress

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 16:00

SEC Official Defends 'Balanced' ICO Oversight in Congress A hearing at the House financial services committee saw hostility from some reps, sympathy from others, and a "balanced approach" from the SEC.

Court Forces Chile's Banks to Reopen Crypto Exchange Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 15:00

Court Forces Chile's Banks to Reopen Crypto Exchange Accounts A Chilean court has ordered banks to reopen the accounts of crypto exchanges after the institutions announced their plans to close them in March.

Court Orders Chilean Banks to Re-Open Crypto Exchange Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 14:35

Court Orders Chilean Banks to Re-Open Crypto Exchange Accounts

Chile’s anti-monopoly court has ordered two major banks in the country to re-open accounts for a cryptocurrency exchange after it filed a lawsuit against 10 banks accusing them of anti-competitive behavior. The two banks must enter into a new contract with the crypto exchange under the same terms and conditions as before. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Australia's Securities Watchdog Airs Concerns About Overseas ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 14:05

Australia's Securities Watchdog Airs Concerns About Overseas ICOs ASIC is to extend its guidelines on initial coin offerings over concerns about overseas projects targeting local investors.

80% of the 21 Million Bitcoins Have Been Mined Into Existence

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 13:03

80% of the 21 Million Bitcoins Have Been Mined Into Existence

This week cryptocurrency miners had processed the 17 million coins across both Bitcoin (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks, marking a great milestone within the history of blockchain technology. Now there are only 4Mn BCH and BTC left to mine but it’s still a very long time away until the very last coins are mined. […]

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France Is Cutting the Tax Rate for Retail Crypto Traders

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 13:01

France Is Cutting the Tax Rate for Retail Crypto Traders France is about to offer relief to amateur cryptocurrency investors, after a ruling by the country's Council of State.

Bigger Blocks and Smarter Contracts: What's In Bitcoin Cash's Next Fork?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 12:00

Bigger Blocks and Smarter Contracts: What's In Bitcoin Cash's Next Fork? Bitcoin cash's most ambitious hard fork upgrade is coming in May, backed by the promise of taking its "on-chain scaling" philosophy to new heights.

Bitcoin Markets Steady for Another Gox Dump, 16,000 Coins Moved by Trustee

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 11:35

Bitcoin Markets Steady for Another Gox Dump, 16,000 Coins Moved by Trustee

Last time, analysts blamed Mt. Gox and its bankruptcy trustee for pushing hordes of bitcoin onto an already fragile market, crushing its price. Keen monitors of the notorious insolvent exchange’s wallets showed how 16,000 BTC, along with its equivalent in bitcoin cash, were moved, sparking concern the broader market could once again be impacted. Also read: […]

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Alibaba Advances Blockchain Food Fraud Platform to Pilot Phase

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 11:00

Alibaba Advances Blockchain Food Fraud Platform to Pilot Phase Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is trialling a blockchain-based tracking system developed to make its supply chain more transparent.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: World Satoshi Summit Canceled, Pump and Dump Scheme Exposed

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 10:40

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: World Satoshi Summit Canceled, Pump and Dump Scheme Exposed

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we’re covering disappointing news for the crypto community: the World Satoshi Summit in Delhi has been canceled because of “regulatory issues” according to its organizers. Also, an alleged crypto pump and dump scheme has been exposed. There is more than one opinion on the case, as you’ll see below. Also […]

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PBoC Researcher Touts More Centralized Approach to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 10:15

PBoC Researcher Touts More Centralized Approach to Blockchain Giving up full decentralization could solve many of blockchain's existing problems, says Yao Qian, research director at China's central bank.

ETH Round-Up: Parity Unfreeze Shot Down, Casper Code Made Public, Vitalik Slams Greedy Market Sentiment

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 09:55

ETH Round-Up: Parity Unfreeze Shot Down, Casper Code Made Public, Vitalik Slams Greedy Market Sentiment

A number of significant events have occurred pertaining to the Ethereum ecosystem in recent days. Last week, the code for the proposed first step of Ethereum’s technical transition toward the adoption of proof-of-stake mining, Vitalik Buterin made disparaging comments regarding 2017’s explosion in the initial coin offering (ICO) industry in an interview with Financial Times, […]

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PR: Crypto Exchange Changelly partners with Binance

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 09:30

PR: Crypto Exchange Changelly partners with Binance

Changelly, a popular instant cryptocurrency exchange, has partnered with Binance, TOP-1 trading platform, to bring more tokens, faster transactions and better rates to users.

Konstantin Gladych, CEO of Changelly met Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance in Valletta, Malta - on the island recently becoming the new crypto harbor. During the meeting they discussed fundamental industry issues, government regulations and concluded a strategically important partnership.

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Pullback Over? Bitcoin Retakes $9K, Eyes Further Gains

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 09:00

Pullback Over? Bitcoin Retakes $9K, Eyes Further Gains Having recovered from a five-day low hit yesterday, bitcoin has potential for a move higher towards key resistance at $9,880.

Investors from 28 Countries Own Land in Norway’s “Private City” Liberstad

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 08:10

Investors from 28 Countries Own Land in Norway’s “Private City” Liberstad

More than 100 people have bought land plots in the “private city” of Liberstad, Southern Norway. Its founders accept 27 cryptocurrencies. Deals have been sealed already with future residents from Brazil, Sweden and the UK, among other countries. They should be able to move in within two years. Also read: Bitcoin Payments Are on the […]

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The SAFT Is Alive But Who Knows How Well

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 08:00

The SAFT Is Alive But Who Knows How Well A framework that strives to enable compliant U.S. token sales may have come under fire in the press, but it's still widely used by entrepreneurs.

After Millions Raised, the SAFT Is Alive But Who Knows How Well

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 08:00

After Millions Raised, the SAFT Is Alive But Who Knows How Well A framework that strives to enable compliant U.S. token sales may have come under fire in the press, but it's still widely used by entrepreneurs.

Cryptocurrency Mining Accounted for 10% of AMD’s Overall Revenue in Q1 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 06:45

Cryptocurrency Mining Accounted for 10% of AMD’s Overall Revenue in Q1 2018

The cryptocurrency mining industry is spread all over the world and includes everyone from small miners with a few GPUs at home to vast datacenters with both ASICs and racks of endless GPUs. As such, one of the best ways to get an overall view of the market is via the chip suppliers. And the […]

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Singapore to Speed Up Process of Awarding Blockchain Payment Patents

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 06:30

Singapore to Speed Up Process of Awarding Blockchain Payment Patents Singapore's IP Office is shortening the grant process for fintech related patent applications, including those focusing on blockchain payment.

Singapore to Speed Up Blockchain Patent Approvals

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 06:30

Singapore to Speed Up Blockchain Patent Approvals Singapore's IP Office is shortening the grant process for fintech related patent applications, including those focusing on blockchain payment.

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 05:30

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year

Its seems users who frequent the online encyclopedia platform Wikipedia read the ‘Bitcoin’ article hosted on the site a lot. According to statistics, the Wiki Bitcoin page was the ninth most read article on Wikipedia last year. Also Read: Binance Exchange Founder Sued by VC Fund Sequoia Capital Bitcoin Article on Wikipedia Was the Ninth Most […]

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IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT Devices

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 04:00

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT Devices Your smart lightbulb can't crush hashes at the rate of a giant mining farm, so how can it stay secure? The answer might be in the nonce.

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 04:00

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT Your smart lightbulb can't crush hashes at the rate of a giant mining farm, so how can it stay secure? The answer might be in the nonce.

New Data Depicts the Explosion in Token Sales

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 03:55

New Data Depicts the Explosion in Token Sales

It’s no secret that token sales have grown exponentially since the start of last year. The extent to which the industry has mushroomed, however, can be hard to visualize in a space where figures referencing billions in capital are casually tossed around. Newly released data reveals the astronomical growth of ICOs and shows the rise […]

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St. Louis Fed Rejects Notion of Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 02:00

St. Louis Fed Rejects Notion of Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

The St. Louis Federal Reserve has published an essay critically evaluating the notion of cryptocurrencies that are issued by central banks. The article is highly dismissive in presenting what it describes as “the non-case for central bank cryptocurrencies,” concluding that “a central bank will not issue cryptocurrencies in the sense of a truly decentralized and […]

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What Crypto Investors Can Learn from Billionaire George Soros

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 27. 01:55

What Crypto Investors Can Learn from Billionaire George Soros As investors speculate about the impact of George Soros entering crypto, it’s worth taking a look at a theory the billionaire credits for his success.

Revolut Raises $250 Million, Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and XRP

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 27. 00:36

Revolut Raises $250 Million, Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and XRP

The European alternative banking app designed for the globally mobile generation, Revolut, has just secured a major infusion of capital. With the new funding at hand the startup will be expanding to new markets around the world and add new features such as support for BCH and XRP to its crypto service. Also Read: Binance […]

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Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for Whales

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 23:10

Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for Whales

Germany’s VPE Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (VPE) has announced its institutional investor cryptocurrency trading services and claims them to be the first of their kind for the country. Armed with a Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) license, in expanding its brokerage offerings VPE purports to offer “best-in-class technology” to customers, “secure and regulated.” Also read: Facebook to Be […]

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Sony Eyes Blockchain Use for Digital Rights Data

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 21:45

Sony Eyes Blockchain Use for Digital Rights Data Sony believes a blockchain can be used as a digital rights management solution by storing ownership information.

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 21:15

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using Cryptocurrency

DNS attacks can manifest themselves in many ways, all targeted against the Domain Name System that connects the internet. At best they’re an inconvenience, knocking websites offline or preventing access, and at worst they’re costly, as this week’s $150,000 Myetherwallet hijack demonstrated. When you’re interacting in the crypto space, here are a few ways to […]

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CBOE Saw Its Highest-Ever Bitcoin Futures Volumes Yesterday

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 20:00

CBOE Saw Its Highest-Ever Bitcoin Futures Volumes Yesterday Bitcoin futures contracts saw a spike in trading volume Wednesday, according to data from both CBOE and CME.

New Party in Ukraine to Fund Itself Only with Cryptos

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 19:45

New Party in Ukraine to Fund Itself Only with Cryptos

A newly formed party in Ukraine has vowed to rely only on cryptocurrency contributions to sustain its activity and never to accept money from the oligarchs. Weakening state control over economy and expanding civil liberties are among its main political priorities. The party wants to protect the interests of people and companies from the IT […]

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Ripple Says Sales of XRP Cryptocurrency Rose 83% In Q1

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 19:05

Ripple Says Sales of XRP Cryptocurrency Rose 83% In Q1 While XRP's price has fallen since the end of the year, Ripple's sales of the cryptocurrency are stronger than ever.

Romania's Oldest Bitcoin Exchange Is Shutting Down Next Week

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 18:20

Romania's Oldest Bitcoin Exchange Is Shutting Down Next Week BTCxChange announced it was closing its platform on May 1, and advised customers to withdraw all funds before then.

Controversy Looms Over Bithumb Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 17:40

Controversy Looms Over Bithumb Coins

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is reportedly re-evaluating its strategy to launch its own coins through a corporation in Singapore, following news of fraud that could have serious side effects to both companies. Under the current laws, Bithumb coins will still be subject to Korean regulation whether launched abroad or not. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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PR: Keynote Lights up New York with Security Token Conference

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 17:30

PR: Keynote Lights up New York with Security Token Conference

With a new focus on security tokens and financial regulation, Blockchain entrepreneurs and enthusiasts are introduced to the World Blockchain Forum in New York. Early bird ticket release ends May 7th.

Continuing a remarkable year delivering record-breaking events in Miami and Dubai, the Keynote team have set their sights on the Big Apple to host the first WBF: Security Tokens & ICOs. Shifting from the previous theme ‘ICOs and Investments’, this World Blockchain Forum will introduce New York to fintech industry leaders, inspiring speakers, experts and innovators from around the globe, opening up dialogue that explores security tokens in blockchain.

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Crypto Mining Made Up 10% of AMD's Revenue in Q1

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 17:06

Crypto Mining Made Up 10% of AMD's Revenue in Q1 While AMD sees demand for GPUs to process blockchains falling this quarter, CEO Lisa Su believes the technology will have a long-term impact.

More Than $140 Million in Bitcoin Moved from Mt Gox Wallets

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 16:00

More Than $140 Million in Bitcoin Moved from Mt Gox Wallets Approximately $141 million worth of bitcoin was moved from several remaining wallets of former bitcoin exchange Mt Gox on Wednesday.

Malta’s Cabinet Approves Cryptocurrency Bill

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 15:30

Malta’s Cabinet Approves Cryptocurrency Bill

The Cabinet of Malta has approved three bills related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. One bill in particular, the Virtual Financial Assets Bill, provides a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Bill Approved by Cabinet The Cabinet of Malta approved three bills on […]

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OmiseGo Hits Two-Month High Amid Airdrop and Exchange Listings

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 13:45

OmiseGo Hits Two-Month High Amid Airdrop and Exchange Listings OmiseGo's OMG token is reporting double-digit gains today, possibly due to new listings on Asian exchanges and news of an airdrop.

OmiseGo Hits Two-Month High Amid Exchange Listings

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 13:45

OmiseGo Hits Two-Month High Amid Exchange Listings OmiseGo's OMG token is reporting double-digit gains today, possibly due to new listings on Asian exchanges and news of an airdrop.

Another Crypto Exchange Ordered to Improve by Japanese Regulator

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 13:40

Another Crypto Exchange Ordered to Improve by Japanese Regulator

The Japanese financial regulator has targeted another cryptocurrency exchange for improvement after an on-site inspection revealed inadequate standards. The exchange must comply and submit a written report next month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Another Exchange Punished The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued another “administrative punishment order” to a […]

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BBVA Issues $91 Million Loan Using Two Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 12:15

BBVA Issues $91 Million Loan Using Two Blockchains Spanish banking giant BBVA has completed a pilot that issued a $91 million corporate loan using two different blockchain technologies.

Philippines Welcomes Crypto Economic Zone

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 11:45

Philippines Welcomes Crypto Economic Zone

After hemming and hawing in its strange relationship with cryptocurrencies and the businesses they imply, the Philippine government decided to make room for a set aside economic zone. The scheme is offered in hopes of generating more tax income, employment for its people, and perhaps a dedicated crypto university. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane […]

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Samsung Sets Q1 Profit Record with Crypto Mining Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 11:31

Samsung Sets Q1 Profit Record with Crypto Mining Boost Samsung has seen record growth in quarterly operating profits – an increase driven in part by strong demand for cryptocurrency mining chips.

Bitcoin Risks Deeper Pullback After Drop Below $9K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 10:30

Bitcoin Risks Deeper Pullback After Drop Below $9K After hitting a one-week low today, bitcoin risks a deeper pullback if support at $8,459 is breached, the technical charts indicate.

IBM Partners with Jewelry Industry on Hyperledger Supply Chain Project

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 10:00

IBM Partners with Jewelry Industry on Hyperledger Supply Chain Project IBM has teamed up with major jewelry businesses to bring transparency to the industry's supply chain with blockchain technology.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Big Money Wears Big Horns, Claws Are In the Closet

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 09:45

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Big Money Wears Big Horns, Claws Are In the Closet

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we’re talking about big money and big expectations. While the ratio between bulls and bears is constantly changing in the crypto market arena, experts working with venture capital investments and large crypto trades report positive trends and share optimistic sentiments. On that backdrop, “Why is our digital society still using […]

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PR: First Cryptocurrency with an Encrypted Reference Line Can Now Be Traded (RECO)

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 09:30

PR: First Cryptocurrency with an Encrypted Reference Line Can Now Be Traded (RECO)

A new cryptocurrency has recently become available. It is called RECO, which stands for “reference line coin”. It is the first cryptocurrency that offers the ability to send the recipient an encrypted reference line when making transactions. “This is unique and new,” says Christian Kassler, developer of the RECO cryptocurrency and co-owner of CAD-KAS Computersoftware GbR. “We wanted to create a distinct cryptocurrency, based on its own blockchain, that supports a reference line for transactions,” he says. Kassler goes on to explain that the reference line can, of course, be left blank. But he points out that it is sometimes helpful when the line contains the sender from whom the money is coming or similar information.

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Parity Says 'No Intention' To Split Ethereum Over Fund Recovery

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 09:00

Parity Says 'No Intention' To Split Ethereum Over Fund Recovery Parity Technologies has said it has no plans to move forward with a code change that would result in an ethereum blockchain split.

Coincheck Owner Monex Plans Proprietary Blockchain, ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 09:00

Coincheck Owner Monex Plans Proprietary Blockchain, ICO The new owner of Japan's Coincheck exchange, Monex Group, says creating its own blockchain with an ICO to follow is on its radar.

Barclays, Goldman Champion ISDA Standard for Blockchain Derivatives

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 08:00

Barclays, Goldman Champion ISDA Standard for Blockchain Derivatives U.K.-based bank Barclays is pushing hard for a data standard for derivatives, as a foundation for that market to adopt distributed ledger technology.

Georgia Has Become Eurasia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Epicenter

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 07:45

Georgia Has Become Eurasia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Epicenter

Typically when people think of bitcoin mining operations they look to countries like Iceland and mainland China. However, most people do not know that the small country of Georgia, a region of Eurasia, is ranked the second most profitable area in the world for cryptocurrency mining just below China. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to […]

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Binance Exchange Denies Sequoia's Allegation of Exclusivity Breach

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 07:00

Binance Exchange Denies Sequoia's Allegation of Exclusivity Breach Crypto exchange Binance has denied an allegation that its founder breached an exclusivity agreement with VC firm Sequoia Capital.

Binance Exchange Denies Sequoia Allegation of Exclusivity Breach

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 07:00

Binance Exchange Denies Sequoia Allegation of Exclusivity Breach Crypto exchange Binance has denied an allegation that its founder breached an exclusivity agreement with VC firm Sequoia Capital.

Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 05:45

Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug

Ethereum’s smart contract bugs just keep on coming. Exchanges including Okex, Poloniex, Coinone, and Hitbtc today suspended deposits of ERC20 tokens following the discovery of a batch overflow bug written into the smart contracts governing numerous coins. The news comes in the same week that the ethereum community voted against restoring the lost ether that […]

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SBI Backs Token Exchange Templum's $10 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 05:15

SBI Backs Token Exchange Templum's $10 Million Funding Round Japanese investment giant SBI Holdings has added an initial coin offering (ICO) platform startup to its cryptocurrency portfolio company.

The 17 Millionth Bitcoin Is About to Be Mined: What It Means and Why It Matters

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 03:31

The 17 Millionth Bitcoin Is About to Be Mined: What It Means and Why It Matters 17 million done, four million to go.

Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 03:30

Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow

Private security firms in Moscow are offering a new service – protection for people buying and selling cryptocurrency for cash. The companies have also expressed readiness to help investigate crypto-related crimes. Police are still reluctant to work on such cases, as cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Russia. Also read: Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert […]

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Crypto Exchange Gemini to Monitor Trading Using Nasdaq Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 02:30

Crypto Exchange Gemini to Monitor Trading Using Nasdaq Tech Gemini plans to monitor its exchange for potential illicit activities using Nasdaq's SMARTS Market Surveillance technology.

Binance Exchange Founder Sued by VC Fund Sequoia Capital

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 01:30

Binance Exchange Founder Sued by VC Fund Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California is suing the Chinese founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao (better known as CZ). The American VC fund reportedly accuses CZ of allegedly negotiating with another firm while he signed an exclusivity agreement with Sequoia. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Crypto […]

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Fitch Ratings: Blockchain Is a Potential 'Game-Changer' for Insurers

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 26. 01:00

Fitch Ratings: Blockchain Is a Potential 'Game-Changer' for Insurers Fitch Ratings published a report Wednesday noting that blockchain can be a long-term solution to issues facing the insurance industry today.

In the Securities Era, ICOs Pleading Ignorance Have No Place to Hide

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 26. 00:27

In the Securities Era, ICOs Pleading Ignorance Have No Place to Hide

ICOs seeking to crowdfund their big idea have a quandary: should they register their token as a security, complete with the expense, delays, and paperwork this entails, or should they brand it a utility and hope the SEC doesn’t come after them? Last year, virtually everything was labeled a utility and SEC-compliant crowdsales were almost […]

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Digital Currency Group Adds Zcash Offshoot ZenCash to Crypto Investment List

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 22:10

Digital Currency Group Adds Zcash Offshoot ZenCash to Crypto Investment List The fork of a fork of zcash made it onto Digital Currency Group's "conviction list."

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 1

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 21:30

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 1

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. The bitcoin cash (BCH) community understands key principles: Bitcoin should be a peer to peer Electronic Cash system; most users can use SPV wallets instead of running their own node; “second layer” scaling solutions are often unnecessary and problematic. While important, and it places the BCH […]

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The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 20:10

The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

According to the infamous licensed brothel in Nevada, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a sex worker named Lana West was paid for her intimate favors with a few thousand dollars in bitcoin. Since then the Bunny Ranch has announced accepting the digital currency for sexual services. Also read: Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About to Win […]

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Cisco Claims New Patent Could Apply to Bitcoin Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 19:46

Cisco Claims New Patent Could Apply to Bitcoin Mining A Cisco patent suggests that internet customers would be able to create a distributed mining pool through a proprietary cloud application.

System Error at Korean Crypto Exchange Gave Users Free Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 18:55

System Error at Korean Crypto Exchange Gave Users Free Coins

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it suffered an internal system error which affected withdrawals. The exchange claimed that users were able to withdraw five times the number of coins they requested. It is asking for the coins back, and will seek civil liabilities and damages from users who do not voluntarily return the coins. […]

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Markets Update: Bears Return to Crypto Markets for Some Action

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 17:50

Markets Update: Bears Return to Crypto Markets for Some Action

On April 25 digital assets are seeing volatile price declines today across cryptocurrency markets worldwide. Over the past 24-hours, the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has lost more than $30Bn since our last markets update. Bitcoin Core (BTC) market prices are averaging $8,920 right now after tumbling to the $8,700 territories earlier today. Bitcoin (BCH) market […]

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US Congressman: 'Race to Regulate' Won't Solve Crypto Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 17:45

US Congressman: 'Race to Regulate' Won't Solve Crypto Fraud While fraud and 'bad actors' are a concern in the crypto industry, US Rep. Patrick McHenry says Congress should not rush to regulate.

PR: Aramcocoin Launches Crypto Commodity Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 17:30

PR: Aramcocoin Launches Crypto Commodity Coin

Aramco Ltd. is a private company based out of the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. Aramco Coin has created the ARM token in order to allow people to invest in a cryptocurrency that has some intrinsic value and also to allow people to easily trade on the live price of Brent crude oil.

Aramcocoin.io is a digitized interest in equivalent reserve barrels of crude oil and is free from the external risk of governmental intervention affecting the valuation of fiat currencies or the extreme volatility faced by digital currencies due to rapidly changing supply and demand dynamics. Aramcocoin.io offers all of the advantages historically associated with blockchain enabled digital currencies while providing a fully verifiable and audited asset reserve to ensure its value, stability and security as a leading medium of exchange.

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$350 Million Bitstamp Acquisition Negotiations Denied by Nexon CEO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 17:00

$350 Million Bitstamp Acquisition Negotiations Denied by Nexon CEO

The bitcoin exchange industry is widely considered to be in a process of transition, with big players stepping in and acquisitions leading to greater consolidation. As such it is not surprising to hear that Bitstamp is on the shelf, although a rumored buyer now denies it.   Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Crypto Leakers, […]

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Nasdaq 'Would Consider' Creating a Crypto Exchange, Says CEO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 16:45

Nasdaq 'Would Consider' Creating a Crypto Exchange, Says CEO The CEO of Nasdaq suggested Wednesday that the company could open a cryptocurrency exchange in the future.

Facebook to Be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Bitcoin Ads

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 15:55

Facebook to Be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Bitcoin Ads

In what is being referred to as a “groundbreaking lawsuit”, United Kingdom financial guru Martin Lewis is taking aim at Facebook’s lack of vigilance with regard to fake accounts. Mr. Lewis claims his likeness and reputation were used in multiple fraudulent instances, peddling mostly investment advice for assets such as bitcoin. Also read: James Bond-Like […]

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Facebook to Be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Crypto Ads

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 15:55

Facebook to Be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Crypto Ads

In what is being referred to as a “groundbreaking lawsuit”, United Kingdom financial guru Martin Lewis is taking aim at Facebook’s lack of vigilance with regard to fake accounts. Mr. Lewis claims his likeness and reputation were used in multiple fraudulent instances, peddling mostly investment advice for assets such as bitcoin. Also read: James Bond-Like […]

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Crypto Exchanges Pause Services Over Contract Bugs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 15:51

Crypto Exchanges Pause Services Over Contract Bugs A pair recently-published bugs allow an attacker to create an inordinate number of ERC-20 tokens

EOS Is Nearing An All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 14:45

EOS Is Nearing An All-Time Price High EOS is largely bucking the downtrend in the wider crypto market and may hit fresh all-time highs soon, according to technical analysis.

Indian Exchange Zebpay Launches Crypto-to-Crypto Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 14:15

Indian Exchange Zebpay Launches Crypto-to-Crypto Trading

A leading cryptocurrency exchange in India, Zebpay, has introduced crypto-to-crypto trading on its platform. The launch closely follows the Reserve Bank of India banning banks from servicing crypto exchanges. Meanwhile, Zebpay celebrated its 3 millionth app download. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Indian cryptocurrency exchange […]

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Two Big Crypto Startups Are Out to Build One Universal Wallet

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 14:00

Two Big Crypto Startups Are Out to Build One Universal Wallet The two startups are offering developers $50,000 to build a wallet that would support almost any token, even those that haven’t been created yet.

Mempool

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2018. Apr. 25. 13:31

Mempool

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New Self-Regulatory Rules for Crypto Exchanges in South Korea Clarified

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 12:55

New Self-Regulatory Rules for Crypto Exchanges in South Korea Clarified

The majority of South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges are implementing new self-regulatory rules and performing self-inspection. The industry group in charge of leading the efforts has clarified the differences between the new and old self-regulatory rules for its 23 exchange members. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Promoting Safe […]

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Compliant Airdrops: CoinList to Offer Investors Free Crypto Giveaways

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 12:00

Compliant Airdrops: CoinList to Offer Investors Free Crypto Giveaways The company has worked on token distribution and fundraising so far, but its latest product focuses on giving away tokens to spur user adoption.

Compliant Airdrops Are Here: CoinList to Offer Investors Free Crypto Giveaways

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 12:00

Compliant Airdrops Are Here: CoinList to Offer Investors Free Crypto Giveaways The company has worked on token distribution and fundraising so far, but its latest product focuses on giving away tokens to spur user adoption.

$10K on Hold As Bitcoin Sees Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 11:30

$10K on Hold As Bitcoin Sees Price Pullback Having rallied more than 50 percent this month, bitcoin is today witnessing pullback.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Crypto Leakers, Hackers and Rappers

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Crypto Leakers, Hackers and Rappers

Today’s collection of Bitcoin in Brief stories from across the cryptosphere showcases how bitcoin is an unstoppable force. Even if one centralized avenue can be pressured by some governments, others will soon pop up to replace it in the decentralized global ecosystem.   Also Read: 20% of Financial Institutions Examining Starting Cryptocurrency Trading Soon Wikileaks […]

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Bitcoin Miners Arrested for Alleged Power Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 10:30

Bitcoin Miners Arrested for Alleged Power Theft Allegations of electricity theft have reportedly led to the arrest of bitcoin miners and equipment seizures in two Chinese cities.

PR: Utrum to Launch Innovative Blockchain Platform Solving Trust Problems for Crypto Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 09:30

PR: Utrum to Launch Innovative Blockchain Platform Solving Trust Problems for Crypto Investors

Utrum, a decentralized community platform with reputation-based quality reviews of crypto projects and assets, has announced its public token crowd sale to launch May 10, 2018. Utrum will offer OOT, a Privacy Coin and the utility token of the Utrum ecosystem. The crowd sale is the second ever dICO (decentralized Initial Coin Offering) and is being launched on the Komodo Platform (KMD). Komodo is the world leader in Atomic Swap technology and this technology will be utilized in the Utrum dICO App, allowing participants to invest in the ICO in a unique "wallet-to-wallet" transaction, receiving OOT immediately in exchange for their investment with no third-party intermediary.

A grassroots project, Utrum was born out of a Komodo Slack conversation between a few cryptocurrency investors. Founder and Project Lead for Utrum, Sridhar Panasa, had observed the multitude of scams, misinformation, and chaos plaguing the crypto-investment community at large. Having previously run a Threat Intelligence company, Sridhar has a habit of looking at new technologies from a strong security perspective.

"I saw members running around from telegram groups to facebook groups trying to get

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Chinese #Metoo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 09:30

Chinese #Metoo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship Inspired by the #metoo movement, students in China are coding messages into the ethereum blockchain to escape Chinese internet censorship.

#MeToo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 09:30

#MeToo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship Inspired by the #metoo movement, students in China are coding messages into the ethereum blockchain to escape Chinese internet censorship.

Sequoia Sues Crypto Exchange Binance After Investment Deal Collapses

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 08:01

Sequoia Sues Crypto Exchange Binance After Investment Deal Collapses The founder of the Binance exchange is facing a lawsuit in Hong Kong over allegations he breached an exclusivity agreement with a big-name investor.

Quebec Chief Scientist Rejects “Myth” of Widespread Illicit Bitcoin Use

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 06:20

Quebec Chief Scientist Rejects “Myth” of Widespread Illicit Bitcoin Use

The Chief Scientist of Quebec, Rémi Quirion, has published a document rejecting the popular “myth” that illicit transactions are among those for which bitcoin is principally used. Quebec’s Chief Scientist is closely associated with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) – a publicly funded institution dedicated to “providing support for the production and dissemination […]

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Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 06:00

Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute Canadian government-backed Blockchain Research Institute announced the addition of 12 new members today, including cloud computing company Salesforce.

Wisconsin Mulls Guidelines for Campaign Contributions in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 04:30

Wisconsin Mulls Guidelines for Campaign Contributions in Bitcoin

Authorities in the state of Wisconsin have discussed the adoption of guidelines regarding cryptocurrency contributions to political campaigns, as requested by the Libertarian Party. Other states, like California, have urged politicians not to accept bitcoin donations. Kansas is the only state prohibiting such contributions. The Federal Election Commission allows crypto donations to campaigns for federal […]

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MarketWatch Is Tracking Eight More Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 03:27

MarketWatch Is Tracking Eight More Cryptocurrencies MarketWatch is now tracking nine cryptocurrencies in total on its website, with the eight additions announced today.

Ethereum's Top Developers Think A Blockchain Split Might Be Inevitable

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 03:00

Ethereum's Top Developers Think A Blockchain Split Might Be Inevitable Parity is set on implementing their new proposal to recover frozen funds, and ethereum devs are worried there's nothing to stop a blockchain split.

Ethereum Infighting Spurs Blockchain Split Concerns

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 03:00

Ethereum Infighting Spurs Blockchain Split Concerns Parity is set on implementing their new proposal to recover frozen funds, and ethereum devs are worried there's nothing to stop a blockchain split.

SEC Charges Third Centra Co-Founder With Fraud

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 02:55

SEC Charges Third Centra Co-Founder With Fraud

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Centra Tech Inc. co-founder, Raymond Trapani, has been charged with fraud charges resulting from the SEC’s investigations into Centra’s controversial $32 million USD initial coin offering (ICO). Mr. Trapani is the third and final Centra co-founder to be charged for having a role in […]

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China's Official Government Auditor Is Looking at Blockchain Solutions

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 25. 01:35

China's Official Government Auditor Is Looking at Blockchain Solutions China's National Audit Office thinks blockchain streamline its data storage operations.

Cryptocurrency Infused Islamic Microfinance Fund Launches in Central Java

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 25. 00:20

Cryptocurrency Infused Islamic Microfinance Fund Launches in Central Java

This week the firm Blossom Finance announced the open enrollment for an Islamic microfinance fund that will accept multiple cryptocurrencies such as BCH, ETH, and BTC. Investors will focus on socially responsible opportunities, and receive profit sharing from Blossom’s network of microfinance partners in the province of Central Java, Indonesia through a partnership with the […]

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James Bond-Like Villain in $2 Million Bitcoin Heist Caught in Amsterdam

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 22:50

James Bond-Like Villain in $2 Million Bitcoin Heist Caught in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have announced the re-arrest of Sindri Thor Stefansson. He was initially arrested days ago in Iceland in connection with a bitcoin hardware mining caper that included 600 computers worth $2 million. In a James Bond-like villain move, after his first capture he managed to escape, reportedly hitching a ride on a plane carrying […]

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TD Ameritrade Put An Actual Ad on the Bitcoin Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 21:45

TD Ameritrade Put An Actual Ad on the Bitcoin Blockchain TD Ameritrade used bitcoin's "memo" area to plant a digital flag on the cryptocurrency's ledger.

Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three Months

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 20:05

Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three Months

Angellist, a popular website that allows startups to raise money from angel investors, has revealed data about new crypto job listings on its platform. The company details the hiring needs of companies in the crypto space and what jobs are in demand. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales […]

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Arizona's Crypto Tax Payments Bill Clears Hurdle

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 19:31

Arizona's Crypto Tax Payments Bill Clears Hurdle Arizona's revamped cryptocurrency tax bill was approved by a key committee on Monday.

Snoop Dogg to Perform at Ripple's Blockchain Week NYC Party

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 18:25

Snoop Dogg to Perform at Ripple's Blockchain Week NYC Party Snoop Dogg will perform at Ripple's Community Night during this year's Blockchain Week in May.

20% of Financial Institutions Examining Starting Cryptocurrency Trading Soon

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 17:55

20% of Financial Institutions Examining Starting Cryptocurrency Trading Soon

The cryptocurrency trading market is about to receive an influx of more big banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions within the next few months to a year. A new survey shows that while most are keeping quiet in public about their crypto plans, many are preparing to enter the field. Also Read: Barclays Testing […]

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Mutual Fund Giant Bars Employees from Investing in ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 17:45

Mutual Fund Giant Bars Employees from Investing in ICOs One of the world's largest asset managers has updated its code of ethics to account for the blockchain-based fundraising method.

PR: Bitxoxo Exchange Has Launched Its Own ICO Token

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 17:30

PR: Bitxoxo Exchange Has Launched Its Own ICO Token

Token Pre-Sale has begun from Wednesday, April 18th and will be ending on April 30th, 2018. In the first round of presale, the price will be $1.5/XOXO. The company has sold more than 40% token in 24 hours of pre-sale.

Later, coming up with the main sale at May 5th which will last till May 31st, 2018. While the price of xoxo token will be $2/XOXO during main sale.

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 17:00

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

Cryptocurrencies are breaking new price levels this week as markets are seeing gains across the board during the last two weeks of April. Yesterday’s trading sessions saw bitcoin cash touch a high of $1,560 per BCH as the currency has been on a relentless run over the past week. BCH prices are hovering around $1,477 […]

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$150K Stolen From MyEtherWallet Users in DNS Server Hijacking

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 16:35

$150K Stolen From MyEtherWallet Users in DNS Server Hijacking According to MyEtherWallet's CEO, the issue has been resolved.

Hong Kong and Singapore Emerge as New Meccas for Token Sales

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 16:30

Hong Kong and Singapore Emerge as New Meccas for Token Sales

Two countries have recently emerged as the new Meccas for token sales following bans in China and South Korea. The number of initial coin offerings in Singapore and Hong Kong has skyrocketed in recent months, as companies seek a favorable environment to raise funds outside their home countries. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' Suspect Has Been Arrested

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 15:35

Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' Suspect Has Been Arrested Iceland's alleged bitcoin mining computer thief Sindri Thor Stefansson, who escaped from prison last week, was arrested in Amsterdam Monday.

Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS Attack

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 15:26

Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS Attack

Myetherwallet (MEW), the web’s most popular client-side ethereum wallet, has been compromised by a DNS attack. Numerous users are reporting missing funds and Mycrypto, a sister site which spun off from MEW earlier this year, has confirmed as much. The incident highlights the dangers of relying on a centralized interface, even when the funds are […]

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Blockchain Insurance Policy Developed for Hurricane-Prone Puerto Rico

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 14:30

Blockchain Insurance Policy Developed for Hurricane-Prone Puerto Rico A decentralized insurance policy built with blockchain and smart contract technology will provide cover for natural disasters in Puerto Rico.

16 Regulated Crypto Exchanges Unveil Plans to Restore Public Trust in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 13:36

16 Regulated Crypto Exchanges Unveil Plans to Restore Public Trust in Japan

The new Japanese cryptocurrency association comprising of sixteen government-approved exchanges debuted on Monday. The group has unveiled its plans to spearhead self-regulation in order to rebuild the public’s trust in the crypto industry. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Japanese Association Debuts Sixteen fully-licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have formally launched […]

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Everything Ex-CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Said About Cryptos Being Securities

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 13:31

Everything Ex-CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Said About Cryptos Being Securities Here are former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler's full remarks from Monday at the Business of Blockchain event.

Crypto Winter or Spring Revival? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Survey

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 13:00

Crypto Winter or Spring Revival? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Survey A return to normal, rules on the rise, and did you pay the tax, man? Let us know in our latest industry survey.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 12:10

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

For some obvious reasons, but also irrational fears, big players like China, Russia, and the European Union are wary of cryptos like bitcoin. Centralized control doesn’t square with decentralization. However, often that’s not how their own regions and smaller neighbors feel about cryptocurrencies. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover some recent developments mirroring this […]

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War On Miners? Maybe Not On This $2 Billion Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 12:00

War On Miners? Maybe Not On This $2 Billion Blockchain A proposal up for consideration on the ethereum classic blockchain could open the $2 billion network to a controversial type of mining hardware.

Bitcoin Is Facing Stiff Resistance On Road to $10K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 11:00

Bitcoin Is Facing Stiff Resistance On Road to $10K Bitcoin is looking bullish today, but must leap several resistance hurdles on the way to $10,000, chart analysis suggests.

Nchain Launches Nakasendo SDK for Bitcoin Cash Development

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 10:00

Nchain Launches Nakasendo SDK for Bitcoin Cash Development

Earlier this week the blockchain technologies research and development firm Nchain released its 1.0 version of Nakasendo a software development kit (SDK) specifically designed to bolster the Bitcoin (BCH) network. Nchain details that the Nakasendo SDK is available for software programmers focusing their energy and resources towards bitcoin cash application and platform development. Also read: […]

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Korea's SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 10:00

Korea's SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange SK Telecom has announced plans to launch a blockchain-based platform aimed to simplify payment and subscription processes.

PR: CoinFi Partners with HybridBlock to Expand Crypto Intelligence Offerings

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 09:30

PR: CoinFi Partners with HybridBlock to Expand Crypto Intelligence Offerings

HONG KONG – April 24, 2018 - CoinFi, a leading market intelligence platform offering Wall Street-caliber trading tools, signals, and analysis on the cryptocurrency market, today announced a strategic partnership with HybridBlock, a crypto e-learning hub, trading platform, and global exchange. The joint venture enables CoinFi to syndicate HybridBlock research and analysis and integrates smart order routing through HybridExchange, HybridBlock’s web-based trading platform. HybridBlock will incorporate CoinFi’s trading tools and data feeds for its intermediate and advanced users as well as curate original research by CoinFi’s analysts.

The partnership, which is expected to ramp up

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'Enough Is Enough': Finance Guru Sues Facebook Over Crypto Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 09:00

'Enough Is Enough': Finance Guru Sues Facebook Over Crypto Scams Martin Lewis, a British personal finance writer, is suing Facebook for allowing his likeness to be used in scammers' advertisements on the platform.

1 in 5 Financial Institutions Exploring Crypto Trading, Survey Finds

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 08:00

1 in 5 Financial Institutions Exploring Crypto Trading, Survey Finds A survey conducted by Thomson Reuters found that around 20 percent of its financial services clients are mulling trading cryptocurrencies in 2018.

Bitcoin Cash Proponents Prepare for the Largest Block Size Increase Ever

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 08:00

Bitcoin Cash Proponents Prepare for the Largest Block Size Increase Ever

In a little more than three weeks time the Bitcoin (BCH) network will hard fork by upgrading its block size to 32MB and incorporate additional functionalities to the protocol. Currently, the entire community is steadily preparing for the consensus change as development teams release new code, while users and infrastructure providers upgrade their full node […]

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16 Japan Exchanges Pledge to 'Restore Confidence' at Regulatory Group Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 07:00

16 Japan Exchanges Pledge to 'Restore Confidence' at Regulatory Group Launch A just-launched group of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is looking to restore market confidence by adopting self-imposed rules.

16 Exchanges Pledge to Restore Crypto Market Confidence

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 07:00

16 Exchanges Pledge to Restore Crypto Market Confidence A just-launched group of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is looking to restore market confidence by adopting self-imposed rules.

Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation Expert

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 06:00

Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation Expert

Former Obama administration financial regulator Gary Gensler believes cryptocurrencies such as ether and ripple appear as unregistered securities, and in current violation of the law. His comments carry considerable weight in the broader financial community. They also come after venture capitalists and lawyers invested in ether projects met secretly with the US Securities and Exchange […]

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Cboe Exchange Wants to Lower Its Bitcoin Futures Prices

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 05:00

Cboe Exchange Wants to Lower Its Bitcoin Futures Prices The CBOE plans to lower the minimum price change for its bitcoin futures contracts from $10 to $5, according to a newly published letter.

Bitcoin Price Climbs to 40-Day High Above $9,200

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 04:00

Bitcoin Price Climbs to 40-Day High Above $9,200 Bitcoin's price is back at 40-day high, followed by a similar trend seen in the overall cryptocurrency market today.

Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin Extremism

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 03:55

Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin Extremism

One of bitcoin’s leading luminaries, Vinny Lingham has an opinion on everything and an uncanny ability to sense market movements, earning him the moniker of Bitcoin Oracle. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the serial entrepreneur to get his thoughts on bitcoin cash, Lightning Network, token models and more. Also read: Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About […]

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Fear and HODLing at MIT: Blockchain Experts Weigh Impact of SEC Action

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 02:30

Fear and HODLing at MIT: Blockchain Experts Weigh Impact of SEC Action The SEC may cast an even wider net on the crypto space than thought just a week ago, but many remain optimistic about regulators’ growing involvement.

Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to Pyramids

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 02:00

Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to Pyramids

Russian ICOs attracted a total of $300 million last year but half of the funds went to financial pyramids, according to the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. The organization that represents the crypto community in the country is now working on an ICO standard to help investors distinguish real projects from fraudulent schemes. Russian […]

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Another Police Official Arrested In Alleged Bitcoin Extortion Plot

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 24. 01:00

Another Police Official Arrested In Alleged Bitcoin Extortion Plot A police superintendent has been arrested in India on suspicions that he is connected to an extortion scheme against a local businessman.

Bitcoin Miners Unaffected by Price Decline — Hashrates Spiked Exponentially

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 24. 00:00

Bitcoin Miners Unaffected by Price Decline — Hashrates Spiked Exponentially

Despite the multitude of headlines declaring that bitcoin mining was becoming unprofitable over the last four months, the hashrate between both Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) networks has exploded. At the moment both SHA-256 proof-of-work (POW) powered protocols have been maintaining more than 35 exahash per second, becoming one of the most powerful […]

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If You’re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of Interest

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 22:00

If You’re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of Interest

The web’s favorite crowdsourced encyclopedia has just edited its own behavioral guidelines. Wikipedia’s “Conflict of interest” (COI) page outlining etiquette for its 140,000 active editors now includes a reference to cryptocurrency. If you’re editing pages about crypto, the mere act of owning cryptocurrency may preclude you from doing so. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, […]

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Coinbase-Cryptsy Lawsuit Will Head to Jury Trial

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 21:10

Coinbase-Cryptsy Lawsuit Will Head to Jury Trial Coinbase has lost another appeal in a case brought by former customers of the defunct exchange Cryptsy, and the case will now proceed to a jury trial.

India Divided on Whether to Ban Crypto Use

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 20:00

India Divided on Whether to Ban Crypto Use

As India works on the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies, each government department has its own opinion on whether to ban the use of crypto, including bitcoin. The Finance Ministry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Income Tax Department, and the Special Investigation Team have voiced their opinions on the upcoming bill. Also read: Russian Regulators […]

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$125 Million: Orchid Is Raising One of 2018's Biggest Token Sales

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 18:30

$125 Million: Orchid Is Raising One of 2018's Biggest Token Sales A startup with the aim of building a private, peer-to-peer browser using cryptocurrency has told the SEC it plans to hold a $125 million SAFT.

Russian Government Concerned Crypto Bill Inadequate in Many Ways

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 18:00

Russian Government Concerned Crypto Bill Inadequate in Many Ways

The Russian government has officially provided a response to the bill that seeks to outline the legal framework for cryptocurrencies. Many flaws and inadequacies were pointed out including unjustified restrictions on Russian residents and foreign investors. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Response to Crypto Bill The Russian […]

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Amber Baldet: Blockchain Should 'Almost Never' Be Used for Privacy

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 17:35

Amber Baldet: Blockchain Should 'Almost Never' Be Used for Privacy Amber Baldet argued that the blockchain is not a solution for privacy protection in a Monday speech.

Amber Baldet: Blockchain Alone Isn't A Privacy Cure-All

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 17:35

Amber Baldet: Blockchain Alone Isn't A Privacy Cure-All Amber Baldet argued that the blockchain is not a solution for privacy protection in a Monday speech.

PR: aXpire Introduces MatchBX to the Blockchain Community

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 17:30

PR: aXpire Introduces MatchBX to the Blockchain Community

aXpire is excited to introduce its MatchBX product to the blockchain community.

Coming in late Q2, MatchBX will allow blockchain-empowered freelance work, with individuals able to engage with each other or businesses to earn cryptocurrency (AXP) as a full time job. There has never been a better time to learn about cryptocurrency and look to engage in the aXpire community full time. MatchBX also offers a “preferred partnership” group of companies that have been hand picked and verified to serve as the best providers of a particular online service. For example, our latest addition, Kotoba, provides high quality website and white paper translation services, and users will be able to access this group at a special rate through MatchBX.

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California Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Stocks

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 16:30

California Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Stocks California Senate Bill 838 would allow businesses to store, issue and transfer shares information on a blockchain.

Finland Has Identified Thousands of Bitcoin Traders Who Owe Taxes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 16:00

Finland Has Identified Thousands of Bitcoin Traders Who Owe Taxes

The Finnish government has revealed the number of taxpayers who owe taxes from bitcoin-related income. The country’s Tax Administration claims to have “different ways to combine information and identify people” who owe taxes from crypto profits, which are now “well over ten times higher than last year.” Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto […]

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Overbought? Bitcoin Cash Looks Extended After 80% Gain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 15:00

Overbought? Bitcoin Cash Looks Extended After 80% Gain Bitcoin cash has rallied hugely in the approach to a technical upgrade, but a healthy pullback may be in the offing.

Indian High Court to Hear Case Against Central Bank Crypto Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 14:35

Indian High Court to Hear Case Against Central Bank Crypto Ban The High Court of Delhi has recognized a petition over the Reserve Bank of India's ban on banks engaging with cryptocurrency services.

Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 14:00

Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto

Iran’s central bank has issued a statement banning the country’s banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, citing money laundering and terrorism financing risks. However, the local crypto community in Iran believes that the ban will not affect them and some exchanges continue to operate normally. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law […]

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Iran Said to Bar Banks from Bitcoin Market

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 13:30

Iran Said to Bar Banks from Bitcoin Market The Central Bank of Iran is the latest national bank to sound the alarm on the cryptocurrencies, fearing of its misuse in money laundering and fraud.

Messaging Giant Line to Support Dapps on Own Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 13:00

Messaging Giant Line to Support Dapps on Own Blockchain Line, the Japan-based messaging app provider, is planning to build its own blockchain to boost development of decentralized apps.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 12:00

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking Bitcoin

No one likes missing the train. Of course, jumping on the wrong one is sure to delay the arrival even more. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover the latest attempts by big corporations to stay close to the crypto waters without really wetting their feet. Also, do you want to know how Cryptokitties have […]

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Locked Out of Coinbase: Why Are Wyoming's Bitcoin Users Still Waiting?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 12:00

Locked Out of Coinbase: Why Are Wyoming's Bitcoin Users Still Waiting? A month after Wyoming changed a law to let Coinbase restore service in the state, users there are still waiting to regain access to their funds.

Another Chinese City Is Backing a Big Blockchain Investment Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 11:00

Another Chinese City Is Backing a Big Blockchain Investment Fund The city government of Shenzhen, China, is backing an $80 million blockchain investment fund, soon after Hangzhou city supported a similar effort.

Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 10:28

Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested

After a Russian court enacted an immediate ban on the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram, the feisty company began to resist. Founder Pavel Durov insisted there were ways around the prohibition, including proxies and VPNs. It appears to have had some success even though millions of IP addresses have been blocked by the government. In […]

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Bitcoin Struggles Above $9K as Bull Breakout Stalls

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 10:00

Bitcoin Struggles Above $9K as Bull Breakout Stalls Having witnessed a major breakout on Friday, bitcoin is showing signs of bull exhaustion near the key resistance zone.

PR: Decentralized Exchange Decoin Launches Its Initial Coin Offering – Profit Sharing by Proof of Stake

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 09:30

PR: Decentralized Exchange Decoin Launches Its Initial Coin Offering – Profit Sharing by Proof of Stake

Decoin is proud to announce after months of build-up their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is now officially live!

Decoin is a decentralized coin and trading platform exchange that is set to disrupt the current norm in the industry. With plans for a state of the art exchange platform, a decentralized coin that will be utilised to share profits with investors, and D-TEP Credit Cards, the company is looking forward to a successful launch.

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Softbank Eyes Carbon Emissions Cuts with Green Energy Blockchain Pilot

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 09:00

Softbank Eyes Carbon Emissions Cuts with Green Energy Blockchain Pilot A group of Japanese firms is planning a blockchain pilot that would allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy.

Softbank Wants to Cut Carbon Emissions with Green Energy Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 09:00

Softbank Wants to Cut Carbon Emissions with Green Energy Blockchain A group of Japanese firms is planning a blockchain pilot that would allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy.

Down Not Out: Revived Tezos Team Predicts Mega-ICO Will Launch In 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 08:00

Down Not Out: Revived Tezos Team Predicts Mega-ICO Will Launch In 2018 In his first interview since taking over the Tezos Foundation, chair Ryan Jesperson is looking toward the launch of its much-hyped new blockchain.

Travel Booking Site CheapAir Is Switching Bitcoin Payment Processors

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 06:00

Travel Booking Site CheapAir Is Switching Bitcoin Payment Processors CheapAir.com is to switch bitcoin payment processors following a service change by Coinbase, but the new integration poses problems for users.

Monex CEO: Closer Crypto Exchange Oversight 'Common Sense'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 05:00

Monex CEO: Closer Crypto Exchange Oversight 'Common Sense' Oki Matsumoto's comment raises eyebrows, given that his firm just plumped for a crypto exchange of its own.

All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That's Pumping On Porn

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 03:30

All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That's Pumping On Porn Verge may have burst onto the crypto scene seemingly overnight, spurred by a deal with a top porn site, but its history and controversies run deep.

Nasdaq-Listed Company Xunlei Faces Class-Action for Disguising ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 03:30

Nasdaq-Listed Company Xunlei Faces Class-Action for Disguising ICO

Nasdaq-listed technology firm Xunlei has become the subject of multiple class-action lawsuits from investors who purchased the company’s digital token, Linktoken. Xunlei is accused of misleading investors to disguise an initial coin offering (ICO) through which Linktoken was distributed. Also Read: Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased Xunlei CEO […]

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Alleged Bitcoin Miner Thief Says Police Held Him 'Without Evidence'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 23. 02:00

Alleged Bitcoin Miner Thief Says Police Held Him 'Without Evidence' Sindri Thor Stefansson, the alleged thief behind the "Big Bitcoin Heist," says he was free when he escaped from prison and flew to Sweden.

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn’t Currency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 02:00

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn’t Currency

The current president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the man expected to soon be the New York Federal Reserve Bank, John Williams, has rejected the suggestion that cryptocurrencies comprise currency. Also Read: Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement New York Federal Reserve Nominee Rejects Cryptocurrencies as […]

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Do Crypto Trading Bots Really Work?

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 23. 00:00

Do Crypto Trading Bots Really Work?

Bots and talk of bots is endemic within the crypto space, with behavior, good and bad, often attributed to their actions. Mt Gox famously had the Willy Bot manipulating merrily, perennial bear Bitfinexed sees bots everywhere, and crypto traders are prone to boasting about the sick returns they’ve raked in from their proprietary arb bots. […]

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Bitcoin Payments Are on the Rise in the Baltics

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 22:00

Bitcoin Payments Are on the Rise in the Baltics

Cryptocurrencies are gaining popularity in the Baltic states where no comprehensive regulations have been introduced yet. Businesses from multiple sectors, including real estate, online trade, the hospitality industry, and even healthcare, are taking advantage of crypto payments. Some companies from the region are already offering their services globally.    Also read: Blind Denial of Cryptocurrencies […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Taxes, Forks, Pranks and Porn

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 21:30

This Week in Bitcoin: Taxes, Forks, Pranks and Porn

Bitcoin in Brief is your roundup of everything that matters from all over the vast cryptosphere that you might have missed. This week’s daily editions included stories about taxes, forks, pranks, porn and so much more. This weekly edition will bring you up to speed with everything covered; just make sure you keep up. Also […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Prices Up Over 60% This Week

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 21:00

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Prices Up Over 60% This Week

The price of Bitcoin (BCH) has spiked considerably over the past two weeks as the decentralized cryptocurrency’s market has just captured a $20Bn capitalization. The market value of BCH is currently hovering around $1,250 per coin and the digital asset commands close to $1Bn in trades over the past 24-hours. Also read: ‘Coindaddy’ Another Crypto-Rapper Rhymes […]

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Bitcoin Versus Government Money: One is Clearly Superior

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 20:00

Bitcoin Versus Government Money: One is Clearly Superior

Half of nearly all transactions involve money, a medium of exchange (MOE). For almost everyone, one of those halves has always been derived, considered, instituted by governments. Also known as fiat, government money, notes, they appear to us as inevitable, right as rain, plainly self evident. However, for the first time in a long time, […]

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‘Coindaddy’ Another Crypto-Rapper Rhymes About Bitcoin Life

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 18:00

‘Coindaddy’ Another Crypto-Rapper Rhymes About Bitcoin Life

Just last month news.Bitcoin.com chatted with the hip-hop artist ‘Lil’ Windex’ the Canadian rapper who made headlines last month for his rhymes about bitcoin cash. Now there is another rapper, from San Francisco, called ‘Coindaddy,’ an artist who has been coined a “Weird Al Yankovic” of cryptocurrency rap. Also read: An In-Depth Interview With Rob Hustle […]

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PR: Essentia to Become First Blockchain Based Solution from Finnish Government Through Collaboration with MTK

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 17:30

PR: Essentia to Become First Blockchain Based Solution from Finnish Government Through Collaboration with MTK

It hasn’t been long since we offered the Dutch government a blockchain based solution for the border control issue, as we believe that introducing real world use cases is the way towards mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

In March 2018, Essentia attended four meetings with representatives of the Finnish MTK organization, discussing possible ways of utilizing the Essentia framework.

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Bitpay Adds Bitcoin Cash Support to Checkout Point-of-Sale App

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 16:00

Bitpay Adds Bitcoin Cash Support to Checkout Point-of-Sale App

Bitcoin cash is continuing to gather more support among users and service providers, with the latest example coming from Bitpay. The service now allows merchants to accept BCH payments via its Pos app, and settlement is expected soon too so that retailers can keep their proceeds in the cryptocurrency.   Also Read: Robinhood App Expands […]

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Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 14:00

Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

A global study of cryptocurrency purchases made by users of Visa, Mastercard, and Unionpay cards shows that 89% of respondents are knowledgeable about crypto and 53% have purchased some in the past 12 months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Global Study Global payment service provider Worldcore reportedly conducted a study […]

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Robinhood App Expands Cryptocurrency Trading to Another US State

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 12:05

Robinhood App Expands Cryptocurrency Trading to Another US State

Two months after starting to roll out crypto trading, Robinhood has finally expanded the service to another American state. For now, it’s still supporting just bitcoin and ethereum, however the app is expected to add at least another fourteen cryptocurrencies eventually. Also Read: Crypto Funds Drop 29.2% in March Reveals Hedge Fund Data Specialist Robinhood […]

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The Code for Ethereum's Consensus Change Is Now Ready for Review

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 22. 10:15

The Code for Ethereum's Consensus Change Is Now Ready for Review The ethereum network's transition to proof-of-stake is getting closer to reality, beginning with a hybrid system that could soon begin testing.

PR: Bitcoin of America Opening New BTMs in 5 Major U.S. Cities

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 09:30

PR: Bitcoin of America Opening New BTMs in 5 Major U.S. Cities

Chicago, IL: Bitcoin of America is happy to announce that they will be expanding their services in five major U.S. cities during the next four months. The company, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL, will be opening new Bitcoin Teller Machines — also known as BTMs, Bitcoin Kiosks, and Bitcoin ATMs — in Cleveland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The new machines will be in addition to currently available BTMs in Cleveland and Los Angeles. BTMs are designed to allow regular people to buy and sell digital currencies like Bitcoin without the need for an intermediary. Bitcoin of America already operates 32 BTMs in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, and Baltimore.

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'WordPress of Blockchain' Startup Seeks to Solve Enterprise Pain Points

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 22. 09:30

'WordPress of Blockchain' Startup Seeks to Solve Enterprise Pain Points Elemential, which is based in Mumbai, India, seeks to remove the pain of “blockchain administration."

Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About to Win Big

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 09:00

Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About to Win Big

Cryptocurrency markets have started to rebound in value as the spring begins in 2018, but one particular cryptocurrency — bitcoin cash — has been on a relentless upswing as the network approaches another hard fork this May. This year traders and bitcoin cash (BCH) proponents believe the decentralized digital currency and the BCH network has […]

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Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 07:00

Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has taken action against Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman. The Wall Street regulator has fined Mr. Breitman $20,000 USD, banning Tezos from associating with broker-dealers for two years. It’s part of a settlement following FINRA’s accusations that the crypto company’s co-founder made false statements regarding the project whilst employed at […]

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Cheapair.com Considers Bitpay as Coinbase Terminates Merchant Processing Solutions

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 05:00

Cheapair.com Considers Bitpay as Coinbase Terminates Merchant Processing Solutions

Cheapair.com is asking for customer feedback on using Bitpay to process bitcoin payments as its existing processor, Coinbase, is getting out of that business at the end of the month. Cheapair.com has also revealed additional plans for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Problem Travel booking website Cheapair.com has been […]

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Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was Blocked

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 03:00

Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was Blocked

Wikileaks announced that Coinbase has blocked its official Wikileaks shop without notice or explanation. The organization will all for a global blockade of the cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor “as an unfit member of the crypto community.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Quits Wikileaks Wikileaks announced on Friday that “Coinbase […]

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Saxo Investment Bank is Bullish on Crypto Over Next 3 Months

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 22. 01:00

Saxo Investment Bank is Bullish on Crypto Over Next 3 Months

Influential investment bank Saxo released the 35 page, Q2 2018 Quarterly Outlook. In it, the bank’s newly hired Crypto Analyst, Jacob Pouncey, noted the perils of this year’s first financial quarter with regard to digital assets. Taking into account several factors, he believes the next three months could be a breakout time for digital assets, holding […]

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Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital Scarcity

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 23:00

Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital Scarcity

On Friday, April 20th the mining operation Antpool explained that the public may have recently noticed a fraction of bitcoin cash being sent to an unspendable address every time Antpool mines a block. Antpool says that it is burning the funds sent to the “black hole address” voluntarily for the good of the BCH economy. […]

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Revealer Card Visually Encrypts a Cryptocurrency Seed Phrase

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 21:00

Revealer Card Visually Encrypts a Cryptocurrency Seed Phrase

A new startup called Revealer is on a mission to create sound backup solutions for cryptocurrency mnemonic phrases and seeds. Just recently the company launched its first product dubbed ‘Revealer Zero’ – a small card system that visually encrypts and decrypts digital currency seed phrases or any alpha-numerical secret. Also read: German Cops Look Hard at […]

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Markets Update: Altcoins Rally During Week of Bullish Action for Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 19:13

Markets Update: Altcoins Rally During Week of Bullish Action for Crypto

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a strong week, with BTC, BCH, and many altcoins generating significant gains in recent days. There is considerable uniformity shared among major altcoin markets, with many cryptocurrencies recovering to test the 0.236% retracement areas after breaking above descending trendlines. Also Read: Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG […]

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PR: Green Energy Crypto Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 17:30

PR: Green Energy Crypto Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

Credits.Energy, the “crypto with a mobile mining app that supports green energy,” aims to virtually eliminate the cost of supporting renewable energy. We asked Credits.Energy COO, Jared Wells, to explain what the current barri-ers to entry are in the renewable energy market:

"Mainstream adoption of solar and wind power is all about efficiency. Obviously, if I put a solar panel on my house, I need batteries to harness that power overnight, charge controllers to manage wattage and voltage, and a way to integrate that energy into the power system. These same basic components are required whether you have 1 panel or 400 panels . . . 1 turbine or 50 turbines. . . . So while the overall cost per watt in the solar and wind power har-nessing platform decreases incrementally by increasing the number of generation components involved in the sys-tem, it is inversely more expensive per unit of electricity to implement the smaller scale systems that can be afford-ed by an individual homeowner. In addition to that, there are so many people who live in leased or rented housing and are unable to attach solar panels or wind generators to their residences or who maybe just can't afford to have their own system."

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Play Music on Jukebox.cash – a Bitcoin Cash Infused Global Playlist

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 17:00

Play Music on Jukebox.cash – a Bitcoin Cash Infused Global Playlist

Just recently a developer launched a new bitcoin-centric web application called Jukebox.cash, an online Jukebox that features a global playlist shared in real time. Users from all around the world can choose music video selections from Youtube for a fraction of bitcoin cash (BCH), and the video will be played on the Jukebox.cash platform. Also […]

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Wendy McElroy: Here, There Is No State

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Here, There Is No State

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 7, Part 2. Here, there is no State. The core innovation of cryptocurrency is decentralization—the diffusion of functions or power across a broad network. The decentralization of crypto is what yanked financial control away from concentrated authorities, like central banks, and into the […]

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#Bitcoin’s Crash in 2017. 

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2018. Apr. 21. 13:09

#Bitcoin’s Crash in 2017. 

#Bitcoin’s Crash in 2017. 

Testing $10K? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 21. 13:00

Testing $10K? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine Despite the pullback from $9,060, the outlook for bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, remains bullish.

$10K Test? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 21. 13:00

$10K Test? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine Despite the pullback from $9,060, the outlook for bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, remains bullish.

Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 12:34

Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

The stock of cryptocurrency investment firm, Ether Capital, has commenced trading on Toronto-based NEO Exchange. The listing comes days after the company completed its previously announced “reverse takeover transaction” that saw the company rebrand from Ethereum Capital. Also Read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm Ether Capital Shares Commence […]

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Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware's Lunch

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 21. 10:15

Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware's Lunch Delaware's status as a go-to jurisdiction for business can't be taken for granted as tokens take off and issuers flock to blockchain-friendly states.

Korean Customs Service Toughens Regulations on Importing Mining Chips

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 09:55

Korean Customs Service Toughens Regulations on Importing Mining Chips

The Korean Customs Service has added cryptocurrency mining hardware to its list of items required to meet safety requirements in order to be imported into the country. The announcement comes following a $1.2 million USD seizure of mining hardware in recent months, prompting concerns over the potential for poorly manufactured hardware to increase fire risks […]

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PR: Final Opportunity to Participate in the MoneyToken Pre – Sale. Take Part Today in the Development of the Revolutionary Lending Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 09:30

PR: Final Opportunity to Participate in the MoneyToken Pre – Sale. Take Part Today in the Development of the Revolutionary Lending Platform

The MoneyToken Pre-Sale is almost finished. Only 1 week left till the end of the Pre-Sale.

An innovative cryptocurrency-backed lending model of MoneyToken allows users to hold onto their cryptocurrency assets and spend cash at the same time.

MoneyToken has come out with a number of incredible news in the recent time, highlighting their successes:

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Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: In Crypto Coin Game, 'Dope' Names Pay

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 21. 09:20

Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: In Crypto Coin Game, 'Dope' Names Pay A 'Lord of the Rings' reference in several crypto projects illustrates a coming land grab on the finite amount of "cool" names.

Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: The Race for 'Dope' Coin Names Is On

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 21. 09:20

Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: The Race for 'Dope' Coin Names Is On A 'Lord of the Rings' reference in several crypto projects illustrates a coming land grab on the finite amount of "cool" names.

Russia’s Supreme Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 08:00

Russia’s Supreme Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has struck down the ban imposed on the Bitcoininfo.ru portal. The outlet is one several dozens of crypto-related websites that have been taken offline by the Russian authorities in the past few years. The decision sets a precedent which and is likely to determine the faith of many […]

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Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC Bounce

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 21. 03:53

Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC Bounce

The world’s largest independent semiconductor manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record sales during  March 2018. TSMC’s president has attributed the company’s performance in part to demand for the hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD  World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer Reports Record Sales During a recent shareholder conference […]

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No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 23:00

No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

When it comes to measuring the speed of new blockchains, the comparison is always with Visa. Despite not being a blockchain, the 24,000 transactions per second Visa reportedly handles have attained mythical status. That figure is unquestioningly trotted out whenever scaling is discussed. In reality, claims of Visa’s throughput, as well as those of emerging […]

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German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 20:30

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

The same German online news outlet that broke the Savedroid supposed exit scam, turned gotcha publicity stunt, is reporting prosecutors just might have a legal case against the initial coin offering (ICO) outfit. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank German Prosecutors Consider Legal Action Against Savedroid Wirtschafts Woche, the same […]

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Don't Believe What You Read About Quebec's Chief Scientist and Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 20:25

Don't Believe What You Read About Quebec's Chief Scientist and Crypto Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec's Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.

Quebec's Chief Scientist Denies Dismissing Crypto Concerns

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 20:25

Quebec's Chief Scientist Denies Dismissing Crypto Concerns Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec's Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.

Russia's Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 18:50

Russia's Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban Russia's supreme court has ordered a municipal court in St. Petersburg to consider an appeal from a blocked cryptocurrency information site.

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 17:55

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

The infamous former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, is trying to start over with a clean slate in life. Karpeles has revealed to the media that he’s started a new C-level position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media. The technology company invests […]

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DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 17:53

DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against a co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra.

PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer Program

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 17:30

PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer Program

California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program.

The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.

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Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 16:56

Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG

Jessie Powell, the CEO of U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has publicly stated his refusal to answer a questionnaire issued by the New York Attorney General’s office. Mr. Powell has described the questionnaire – which was sent to thirteen virtual currency exchanges operating in the United States – as hostile to both cryptocurrencies and the virtual […]

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LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 16:35

LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX now sees $7.5 million traded weekly in options products, up from $1 million during its first week.

Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 15:45

Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins Bitcoin may be inching up of late but the market for alternative cryptocurrencies remains a choppy sea of big winners and losers.

AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 15:15

AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum The cloud computing giant's offering comes just as Digital Asset, another enterprise blockchain firm, announces a developer kit for smart contracts.

AWS Is Making Hyperledger and Ethereum Easier to Use

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 15:15

AWS Is Making Hyperledger and Ethereum Easier to Use The cloud computing giant's offering comes just as Digital Asset, another enterprise blockchain firm, announces a developer kit for smart contracts.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That Matter

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 15:00

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That Matter

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are focusing on some truths that have been uttered recently in regards to the latest attempt by authorities in New York to cross borders, when it comes to crypto controls and regulations. Also, crypto T-shirts, inspired by digital aesthetics, have been put on sale. Do you want to know […]

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Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 14:36

Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum

Big money venture capitalists and law firms met in secret, roughly a month ago, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to two major media outlets. The SEC has been particularly active this year, causing those with interest in pet coins and projects to lobby the agency for special protection. Top of the […]

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JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 14:00

JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain JPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and others to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance process.

Bitcoin Bull Trap? Not So, Says Lesser-Known Price Indicator

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 13:00

Bitcoin Bull Trap? Not So, Says Lesser-Known Price Indicator A lesser-known bitcoin indicator appears to be undergoing a notable change, one that could signal where the crypto asset's price is heading.

Taiwan Eyes November Deadline for Bitcoin AML Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 12:40

Taiwan Eyes November Deadline for Bitcoin AML Regulation Taiwan will formally regulate bitcoin under anti-money laundering rules by the end of the year, says its minister of justice.

The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 12:32

The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data

Bitcoin.com is a web portal loaded with resources tethered to the heart of the cryptocurrency revolution. Just recently we launched our new blockchain explorer which allows anyone to verify transactions and other data tied to the Bitcoin blockchain. We want to give our readers a little more insight on this awesome tool. Also Read: Indian Exchange […]

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Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 11:19

Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD

Bitcoin cash (BCH) is now trading at $1,000 USD, returning the price to levels not seen since late March of this year. Analysts have attributed the BCH spike to after-tax-season liquidity, strong volume, and a passionate and active community supporting the project. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 […]

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EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 11:01

EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies The European Parliament has voted for regulations to prevent the use of cryptocurrencies in money laundering and terrorism financing.

Bitcoin Resistance Rises to $8,460 After Unconvincing Breakout

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 10:15

Bitcoin Resistance Rises to $8,460 After Unconvincing Breakout Bitcoin saw small gains last night, but the weak move did little to further the bull case.

Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 09:55

Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The European Parliament has voted in favor of stricter regulations in the crypto sector. Crypto exchanges and wallet providers will be required to introduce customer due diligence procedures, including identity verification. The platforms will have to apply for registration in order to offer their services. The new measures come with the latest update of the […]

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PR: Blockchain Enabled Streaming Ecosystem White Rabbit Partners with Media Production Company K5

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 09:30

PR: Blockchain Enabled Streaming Ecosystem White Rabbit Partners with Media Production Company K5

OSLO, Norway — White Rabbit, a blockchain company developing a streaming ecosystem that enables users to reward the films and series they stream, on whatever peer-to-peer platform they choose to stream from, has announced a strategic partnership with K5 International, a subdivision of financing and production company K5 Media Group, which has produced several Oscar-nominated motion pictures.

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Xunlei Launches Blockchain Platform Amid Ongoing 'ICO' Lawsuits

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 09:00

Xunlei Launches Blockchain Platform Amid Ongoing 'ICO' Lawsuits China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO.

Cloud Giant Xunlei Claims Blockchain Advance With 'ThunderChain'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 09:00

Cloud Giant Xunlei Claims Blockchain Advance With 'ThunderChain' China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO.

Coingeek Funds BCH Blockchain Development Training in the Philippines

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 08:30

Coingeek Funds BCH Blockchain Development Training in the Philippines

On Thursday, April 19 the Calvin Ayre-owned blockchain and mining firm, Coingeek, announced it is contributing over $150,000 USD to help fund a blockchain developer training program in the Philippines. Coingeek believes the projects like these will help bolster the global, low-fee peer-to-peer digital currency known as bitcoin cash by improving the blockchain development community. […]

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Tezos Co-Founder Sanctioned By US Financial Watchdog

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 08:20

Tezos Co-Founder Sanctioned By US Financial Watchdog Arthur Breitman, co-founder of cryptocurrency project Tezos, has been barred by FINRA from any association with broker-dealers for two years.

Blockchain Slump? Banks May Be Fatigued But Insurers Are Pumped

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 07:10

Blockchain Slump? Banks May Be Fatigued But Insurers Are Pumped Giving progress reports on their blockchain projects, bankers come across browbeaten and anxious, while their cousins in insurance sound spritely.

Crypto Funds Drop 29.2% in March Reveals Hedge Fund Data Specialist

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 06:31

Crypto Funds Drop 29.2% in March Reveals Hedge Fund Data Specialist

In theory, hedge funds employ complex investment strategies that should allow them to achieve high returns both in bearish and bullish markets. In practice many fail due to short term thinking and over-leveraged trading. These can be especially costly and not suitable for the young and volatile cryptocurrency market as any long time bitcoin HODLer […]

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The Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchange Hodl Hodl Doesn’t Require KYC

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 20. 05:16

The Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchange Hodl Hodl Doesn’t Require KYC

This week as people hear about the peer-to-peer exchange Localbitcoins requiring identification for traders who deal in “significant” trade volumes, many of them are scouring the internet in search of decentralized exchanges that don’t require Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification. One such trading platform called ‘Hodl Hodl’ launched its beta version this past February allowing traders to […]

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Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Allegedly Hoaxed $20 Billion In South Korea

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 05:00

Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Allegedly Hoaxed $20 Billion In South Korea Two suspects from South Korea have allegedly used a pyramid scheme that involves bitcoin to swindle $20 billion from investors in the country.

Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Amassed $20 Million In South Korea

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 05:00

Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Amassed $20 Million In South Korea Two men in South Korea have been sentenced for building a bitcoin pyramid scheme that swindle around $20 million from investors.

Bad Checks: Twitter's Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 03:00

Bad Checks: Twitter's Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin Twitter's blue check mark verification system is falling under the pressure of the complicated crypto world.

€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 20. 01:02

€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project Belgium has contributed €2 Million to support U.N. World Food Programme projects, including its blockchain payments pilot for Syrian refugees.

Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 21:45

Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange Ether Capital is seeking to become a major player in the ethereum ecosystem by investing in startups and holding large amounts of the token.

Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Stock Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 21:45

Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Stock Exchange Ether Capital is seeking to become a major player in the ethereum ecosystem by investing in startups and holding large amounts of the token.

Bitbox Project Hosts Two Bitcoin Cash Hackathons

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 21:00

Bitbox Project Hosts Two Bitcoin Cash Hackathons

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Carlos Cardona from the open source Bitbox toolkit project. Over the next thirty days, Bitbox is hosting two BCH-centric hackathons that aim to bring the bitcoin cash development community together to build innovative applications using the decentralized network. Also Read: Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash Emerging […]

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Smart Contract Pioneer Nick Szabo: Don't Ditch Decentralization

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 20:30

Smart Contract Pioneer Nick Szabo: Don't Ditch Decentralization One of the few cypherpunks in a room full dominated by financial services, Szabo urged blockchain developers not to forget about decentralization.

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Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 19:00

Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain A pair of Walmart patent applications discuss encrypting payment information using a blockchain.

Blythe Masters: Business Blockchain Won't Be 'Winner-Takes-All'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 18:05

Blythe Masters: Business Blockchain Won't Be 'Winner-Takes-All' At the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City, enterprise blockchains heavyweights made it clear they want to build ethereum-like platforms.

Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto Resurges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 17:55

Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto Resurges

Reports are increasingly indicating that bitcoin’s recent drop of 70% from its December record highs of nearly $20,000 has spurred a renewed interest in the BTC and cryptocurrency markets from institutional investors. Also Read: Markets Update: Broken Trendlines and Bullish Bounces Reports Indicate Influx of Institutional Investment Jeffrey Van de Leemput, an analyst working for Cryptocampus, […]

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PR: Introducing Blockchain to the Non – Digital World with Gambling Token RAcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 17:30

PR: Introducing Blockchain to the Non – Digital World with Gambling Token RAcoin

RA Entertainment Inc. is one of the first companies in the world bringing the blockchain and its native cryptocurrency, RAcoin, to the non-digital business sector. Such an ambitious plan has every chance of becoming a revolutionary project, furthering the understanding of blockchain and its applications. RA Entertainment Inc. is currently building a luxury hotel and casino in Palau, a small nation of islands located in the Pacific Ocean. A real paradise, Palau is a perfect place to fully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend an amazing time recharging and replenishing.

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Insurance Giant Allianz Is Testing a Token to Move Money Internally

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 17:00

Insurance Giant Allianz Is Testing a Token to Move Money Internally Allianz is testing a blockchain token to move money between its global affiliates.

Gem Unveils All-In-One Crypto Investment App

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 16:00

Gem Unveils All-In-One Crypto Investment App Blockchain startup Gem has created a one-stop shop crypto services platform comprised of a portfolio tracker, a wallet and a 'discovery tool.'

Major Investors Met with SEC to Discuss Crypto Exemption

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 15:05

Major Investors Met with SEC to Discuss Crypto Exemption VC firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures reportedly met with the SEC in March to request that tokens be exempted from SEC oversight.

Most Britons Won’t Support a Crypto Issued by the Bank of England Says Poll

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 14:55

Most Britons Won’t Support a Crypto Issued by the Bank of England Says Poll

Almost two thirds of British people would not support a cryptocurrency issued by their central bank, according to a survey. Pollsters also found that the majority of Britons have already heard of bitcoin, however, a third of the respondents admitted they would be more likely to invest in cryptocurrencies if they were regulated. Also read: […]

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Pledges 2018 Blockchain Standards Release

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 14:00

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Pledges 2018 Blockchain Standards Release The 450-plus member Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is set to release its common blockchain standards for business users before the end of 2018.

Square Cash Stock Spikes Due to Analyst’s Bitcoin Trading Optimism

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 13:36

Square Cash Stock Spikes Due to Analyst’s Bitcoin Trading Optimism

Whether the markets were going up or down, one segment of the bitcoin industry has been consistently making serious money, trading venues. This has caused more companies to want to join the party and on the way offer stock investors exposure to the bitcoin ecosystem regardless of what some regulators think. This seems to be […]

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$6.3 Billion: 2018 ICO Funding Has Already Outpaced 2017's Total

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 13:00

$6.3 Billion: 2018 ICO Funding Has Already Outpaced 2017's Total Even without Telegram, ICOs are on pace to raise much more in 2018 than last year.

$6.3 Billion: 2018 ICO Funding Has Passed 2017's Total

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 13:00

$6.3 Billion: 2018 ICO Funding Has Passed 2017's Total Even without Telegram, ICOs are on pace to raise much more in 2018 than last year.

The Craigslist of Crypto Is Making Millions Where Bitcoin Is Needed Most

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 12:00

The Craigslist of Crypto Is Making Millions Where Bitcoin Is Needed Most LocalBitcoins, a low-fi exchange launched in 2011, is gaining traction in overlooked markets where people have less access to VC-backed alternatives.

$8,300: Bitcoin Seeks Direction at Key Price Hurdle

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 11:05

$8,300: Bitcoin Seeks Direction at Key Price Hurdle Bitcoin has been struggling to break through the long-term descending trendline, but that could change today.

UBS-Backed Blockchain Platform Completes Live Trade Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 10:00

UBS-Backed Blockchain Platform Completes Live Trade Transactions The Batavia blockchain trade finance platform has completed a pilot that conducted live cross-border transactions involving corporate clients.

Researchers Chart BTC holding Periods Called ‘Hodl Waves’

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 09:55

Researchers Chart BTC holding Periods Called ‘Hodl Waves’

This week Dhruv Bansal the co-founder of Unchained Capital, a cryptocurrency based financial services lending firm released a research study called ‘Bitcoin Data Science: Hodl Waves’ part one. Bansal and his team analyzed the BTC network’s ledger of Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXO) over a few years and discovered how when BTC lost a large share […]

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PR: AI – Based Bibox Digital Asset Exchange Platform Hits 50,000 Active Users per Day in Five Months

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 09:30

PR: AI – Based Bibox Digital Asset Exchange Platform Hits 50,000 Active Users per Day in Five Months

Tallinn, Estonia, April 19, 2018 – Having attracted half a million traders in just five months with an average of 50,000 active users per day, AI-based digital asset exchange platform Bibox today announced average per day trades of US$100 million.

With a super-secure trading platform that applies the latest in big data analytics and AI technology to detect trading anomalies that pose risks in real-time, Bibox has seen a user growth rate of more than 300% per month. Bibox provides functions for professional traders that include Planned, Conditional, Iceberg, TWAP, Stop Loss/Gain orders.

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Crypto Mining Boost Helps Taiwanese Chip Maker Break Sales Record

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 09:00

Crypto Mining Boost Helps Taiwanese Chip Maker Break Sales Record Cryptocurrency mining orders have helped set a new monthly sales record for Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC.

Chip Maker TSMC Breaks Sales Record on Bitcoin Mining Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 09:00

Chip Maker TSMC Breaks Sales Record on Bitcoin Mining Boost Cryptocurrency mining orders have helped set a new monthly sales record for Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC.

Ideas Abound for Business Blockchains, But Who's Going to Pay?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 08:00

Ideas Abound for Business Blockchains, But Who's Going to Pay? With fatigue for trials setting in, business blockchain builders are talking creatively about how to handle the costs of distributed ledger networks.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Another ICO Ghosts with $50 Million – Sends Thanx from Beer Beach

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Another ICO Ghosts with $50 Million – Sends Thanx from Beer Beach

Today we’ve simply given-in to no nutritional value, guilty pleasure, lowest common denominator: bitcoin-related crime news. Start your day with laughs and head scratching, as we examine the Savedroid ICO exit scam, an international bitcoin heist escape, the fury of a scorned woman, a bear spray robbery, and some whole food violence.   Also read: Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank

Today we’ve simply given-in to no nutritional value, guilty pleasure, lowest common denominator: bitcoin-related crime news. Start your day with laughs and head scratching, as we examine the purported Savedroid ICO exit scam, an international bitcoin heist escape, the fury of a scorned woman, a bear spray robbery, and some whole food violence.   Also […]

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South Korea to Toughen Inspections of Crypto Mining Chip Imports

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 06:00

South Korea to Toughen Inspections of Crypto Mining Chip Imports Cryptocurrency miners in South Korea may soon find it more difficult to get foreign-made mining chips imported to the country.

Korea Moves to Limit Crypto Mining Chip Imports

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 06:00

Korea Moves to Limit Crypto Mining Chip Imports Cryptocurrency miners in South Korea may soon find it more difficult to get foreign-made mining chips imported to the country.

Majority of US States Has Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 05:30

Majority of US States Has Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Most US states have adopted some regulatory stance in regards to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the blockchain technologies behind them, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. The study classifies jurisdictions according to their attitude towards digital currencies and the levels of engagement with the underlying technology. Also read: Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption […]

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Majority of US States Have Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 05:30

Majority of US States Have Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Most US states have adopted some regulatory stance in regards to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the blockchain technologies behind them, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. The study classifies jurisdictions according to their attitude towards digital currencies and the levels of engagement with the underlying technology. Also read: Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption […]

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New Ethereum Tech Brings Security to Scalable State Channels

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 04:00

New Ethereum Tech Brings Security to Scalable State Channels Researchers have unveiled a new ethereum scaling project with a focus on security, and even Vitalik Buterin wants to see it grow and succeed.

New Ethereum Tech Calls on Slavic Gods for Security

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 04:00

New Ethereum Tech Calls on Slavic Gods for Security Researchers have unveiled a new ethereum scaling project with a focus on security, and even Vitalik Buterin wants to see it grow and succeed.

The Art of Sedition: Promote Peace and Win Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 19. 02:41

The Art of Sedition: Promote Peace and Win Bitcoin Cash

100 years ago a wartime censorship act passed in the U.S. Congress called the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1918. At the time censorship and propaganda tactics were applied to anyone who cast negative attention on war, and Americans could be jailed if they participated in this behavior. Eventually, the act was repealed but thousands […]

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Dow Jones Media Trials Blockchain With Brave Browser

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 19. 02:30

Dow Jones Media Trials Blockchain With Brave Browser Dow Jones Media Group has partnered with privacy-focused web browser Brave to explore blockchain applications for digital publishing.

Indian Exchange Takes Central Bank to Court Over Bank Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 23:28

Indian Exchange Takes Central Bank to Court Over Bank Ban

The Indian bitcoin community keeps fighting for their rights to operate freely in the country like any other industry. The latest show of defiance is a petition to the court against the actions of the Reserve Bank of India by the operators of a local exchange. Also Read: SPI Solar to Host 5,000 Bitcoin Miners […]

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Scam Twitter Profile Impersonates 6 Different Crypto Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 21:05

Scam Twitter Profile Impersonates 6 Different Crypto Accounts Filmmaker Seif Elsbei's Twitter account has been hacked, and took on the personas of at least six different cryptocurrency developers and exchanges.

Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Reportedly Working on OTC Bitcoin Brokerage

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 20:59

Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Reportedly Working on OTC Bitcoin Brokerage

The OTC bitcoin trading market appears to be attracting big banks and brokers from all over the world who wish to secure a piece of this growing pie for themselves. And the latest company that might create a brokerage specifically for the field is from the largest economy of South America.  Also Read: Barclays Testing […]

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Sharing Economy Startup Origin Raises $28 Million in SAFT Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 20:15

Sharing Economy Startup Origin Raises $28 Million in SAFT Sale Peer-to-peer economy platform Origin raised more than $28 million through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens sale this year, filings reveal.

Kraken CEO: Crypto Exchange Won't Answer New York AG's Inquiry

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 19:31

Kraken CEO: Crypto Exchange Won't Answer New York AG's Inquiry An exchange that left New York in 2015 has been contacted by the state's Attorney General. They're not happy about it.

Markets Update: Broken Trendlines and Bullish Bounces

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 18:58

Markets Update: Broken Trendlines and Bullish Bounces

The cryptocurrency markets have shown early signs of a bullish momentum shift following several months of heavy selling pressure. After losing upwards of 75% to 85% and forming ‘adam-and-eve’ style double bottoms, many leading cryptocurrency markets have produced significant bounces over the course of the last fortnight. The markets now appear poised in ‘open air’ […]

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A 'Yelp for Weed' Startup Is Launching Its Own Ethereum Token

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 18:35

A 'Yelp for Weed' Startup Is Launching Its Own Ethereum Token Cannabis social networking company MassRoots is developing a crypto rewards token and other blockchain applications.

Bank of Japan Turns Back on State-Issued Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 18:22

Bank of Japan Turns Back on State-Issued Cryptocurrency

The Bank of Japan has become the latest government financial institution to recognize the risks of state-issued cryptocurrencies. According to its Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya, a national digital coin may jeopardize the traditional financial system established in developed countries. The Japanese central bank has no plans to issue its own crypto, he said. Also read: […]

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Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 18:00

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison Sindri Thor Stefansson, the alleged culprit behind the theft of 600 cryptomining computers, escaped from prison earlier this week.

Energy Giant BP Says It's Tested 'Internal' Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 17:00

Energy Giant BP Says It's Tested 'Internal' Tokens British Petroleum would consider partnering with startups that conduct initial coin offerings, and it's tested "internal" tokens, an executive said.

Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 16:57

Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC

On Wednesday, April 18, cryptocurrency markets have been bouncing all around over the past twelve hours as a few coins have seen some higher gains than most. Three-day charts show bitcoin core markets took a slight dip after touching a high of $8,425 USD on April 15, as spot prices are up 2 percent today […]

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Craig Wright Moves to Dismiss 'Shakedown' Bitcoin Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 16:08

Craig Wright Moves to Dismiss 'Shakedown' Bitcoin Lawsuit The man who claimed to be bitcoin's founder won't stand for this "attempted shakedown" in U.S. federal court.

Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 14:40

Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal Has Pornhub's decision to accept payments in verge's XVG token boosted the prospects of other privacy-focused cryptocurrencies?

IBM-Backed Blockchain Trial Takes Aim at Advertising's Middlemen

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 14:00

IBM-Backed Blockchain Trial Takes Aim at Advertising's Middlemen Working with IBM and Salon, AdLedger is launching a proof-of-concept to show how ad spend can be managed more transparently on a private blockchain.

SpyCO? Facebook-Linked Cambridge Analytica Planned Its Own Coin Offering

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 13:26

SpyCO? Facebook-Linked Cambridge Analytica Planned Its Own Coin Offering

Cambridge Analytica, the London-headquartered data mining firm responsible for the latest Facebook privacy scandal, has reportedly been working on launching its own initial coin offering (ICO) in recent months. The company has also been linked to helping other shady players market their tokens.   Also Read: SPI Solar to Host 5,000 Bitcoin Miners for Chinese […]

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Crypto Fraudsters Face Jail Time, Warns Philippines Securities Regulator

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2018. Apr. 18. 12:30

Crypto Fraudsters Face Jail Time, Warns Philippines Securities Regulator The Philippines SEC has issued a warning to the public to be cautious on 14 cryptocurrency investment schemes in the country.

Korean Exchange Bithumb Has Reserves Worth $6 Billion in 12 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 12:15

Korean Exchange Bithumb Has Reserves Worth $6 Billion in 12 Cryptocurrencies

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has published its first audit report, detailing its financial performance as well as crypto reserves worth approximately $6 billion kept in 12 cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space $6 Billion Worth of Coins South Korea’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb recently released its […]

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250 Corporates Join ICICI Bank Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 12:03

250 Corporates Join ICICI Bank Blockchain Test Indian private bank ICICI Bank has on-boarded more than 250 corporate firms to undertake trade finance transactions on blockchain network.

Bain, Lightspeed Back First ICO With $133 Million Basis Funding

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 11:29

Bain, Lightspeed Back First ICO With $133 Million Basis Funding There are many stablecoins, but only one that has one investor who busted a central bank and another who used to help run one. Also, Google and Bain.

Yes, You Can Buy Your World Cup Ticket with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 10:45

Yes, You Can Buy Your World Cup Ticket with Bitcoin

Russian crypto-media have asked a meaningful question – why World Cup tickets can’t be bought with cryptocurrency. Credit card payments and bank transfers are currently accepted, but are they an option for every fan who wants to go to the stadium? And, is it really impossible to get a ticket with your bitcoin? Also read: […]

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Cambridge Analytica Planned ICO Before Facebook Controversy: Reports

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2018. Apr. 18. 10:45

Cambridge Analytica Planned ICO Before Facebook Controversy: Reports Cambridge Analytica reportedly planned to launch its own cryptocurrency before the controversy over its misuse of facebook data.

Bitcoin Price Defends $8K But Pullback Still in Play

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Defends $8K But Pullback Still in Play Bitcoin remains on the hunt for a bullish move over $8,400 after recovering from a sharp overnight dip.

Huawei Unveils Hyperledger-Based Blockchain Service Platform

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2018. Apr. 18. 09:00

Huawei Unveils Hyperledger-Based Blockchain Service Platform Huawei has become the latest Chinese tech giant to launch its own blockchain-as-a-service platform, following on the heels of Tencent and Baidu.

Huawei Unveils Hyperledger-Powered Blockchain Service Platform

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2018. Apr. 18. 09:00

Huawei Unveils Hyperledger-Powered Blockchain Service Platform Huawei has become the latest Chinese tech giant to launch its own blockchain-as-a-service platform, following on the heels of Tencent and Baidu.

Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 09:00

Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

On Monday April 16, the Philippines opposition senator Leila M. de Lima asked her fellow bureaucrats to push the passage of the cryptocurrency bills she helped frame. The proposed bills aim to introduce a harsher penalty towards criminals who use cryptocurrencies during illegal activities. Also read: ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce Philippines Lawmaker […]

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Chinese Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Blockchain Pyramid Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 08:01

Chinese Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Blockchain Pyramid Scheme Police in China have arrested the founders of a claimed cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed $13 million from over 13,000 people.

Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 18. 08:01

Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme Police in China have arrested the founders of a claimed cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed $13 million from over 13,000 people.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of Pornhub

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 07:54

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of Pornhub

Bitcoin in Brief for Wednesday is a potpourri of quickies to get your day going: Pornhub, a website we’ve never heard of, has joined the crypto revolution (well, Verge at least); South Korea’s loss is Switzerland’s gain; bitcoin blamed for every crime under the sun; Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin is accused of favoritism; and bitcoin cash […]

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Yours Developer Ryan X Charles Discusses Bitcoin-Powered Social Media

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 06:02

Yours Developer Ryan X Charles Discusses Bitcoin-Powered Social Media

News.Bitcoin.com recently spoke with Ryan X Charles – the creator of the social network Yours.org – to find out what’s been happening with the platform that utilizes bitcoin (BCH) for micropayments. Charles says development is going well and the team is working on a slew of new features for its user base. Furthermore, Charles discusses […]

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Riot Blockchain Has Been Subpoenaed By the SEC

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2018. Apr. 18. 06:00

Riot Blockchain Has Been Subpoenaed By the SEC Riot Blockchain has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Telegram Uses Bitcoin in Effort to Thwart Russian Authorities

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 04:55

Telegram Uses Bitcoin in Effort to Thwart Russian Authorities

Recently, a Moscow court handed a win to Russian security forces. In an effort to combat terrorism, they announced Telegram would be banned immediately. The company refused to hand over user information. A day after the ban going into effect, CEO Pavel Durov announced Telegram would use bitcoin to fund proxies and VPNs as possible […]

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Significant Trade Volume Triggers Localbitcoins KYC Requirement

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 18. 04:40

Significant Trade Volume Triggers Localbitcoins KYC Requirement

According to a recent thread on Reddit, Localbitcoins traders allegedly have to verify their identity if they are trading “significant” volume using the peer-to-peer platform. Also Read: Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash Localbitcoins ‘Error’ Involves Know-Your-Customer Verification Bitcoin users are frantically searching other exchanges today that don’t require Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification. […]

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The New Last-Ditch Effort to Unfreeze a $260 Million Ethereum Fortune

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2018. Apr. 18. 04:00

The New Last-Ditch Effort to Unfreeze a $260 Million Ethereum Fortune A new proposal for unfreezing millions in ether is easier to swallow since it's focused specifically on Parity, but it's still causing a stir.

Crypto Startup Files Petition Against India's Central Bank Ban

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2018. Apr. 18. 02:00

Crypto Startup Files Petition Against India's Central Bank Ban An Indian startup is taking the country's central bank to court over its decision to bar banks from dealing with crypto businesses.

Bitcoiner Runs for Mayor of Taiwan’s Capital

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 23:42

Bitcoiner Runs for Mayor of Taiwan’s Capital

Hacker. Educator. Successful businesswoman. Yi-Ting Cheng, better known as Xdite, shocked the broader cryptocurrency world when she announced her campaign for Mayor of Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan. The native of China is taking a big risk by offering herself up for political leadership, but, then again, as her exclusive interview with Humans of […]

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Coinbase Has a New Chief Financial Officer

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2018. Apr. 17. 22:15

Coinbase Has a New Chief Financial Officer Oz Management Chief Financial Officer Alesia Haas is Coinbase's new CFO effective Tuesday.

What Crypto Exchanges Are Saying About NY's New Inquiry

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 22:00

What Crypto Exchanges Are Saying About NY's New Inquiry Some of the cryptocurrency exchanges named today in the New York Attorney General's "inquiry" into the ecosystem say they welcome the move.

What Crypto Exchanges Are Saying About New York's New Inquiry

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 22:00

What Crypto Exchanges Are Saying About New York's New Inquiry Some of the cryptocurrency exchanges named today in the New York Attorney General's "inquiry" into the ecosystem say they welcome the move.

Want to Build a Killer App for Bitcoin Cash? Look No Further

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 21:53

Want to Build a Killer App for Bitcoin Cash? Look No Further

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is growing relentlessly as far as infrastructure and development are concerned. So far the decentralized cryptocurrency has gained a lot of support from various exchanges and wallet providers, while other developers are building unique protocols around the BCH chain. On the development side of things there are three pretty useful […]

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Amazon Sees Bitcoin Use Case in Data Marketplaces

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 20:00

Amazon Sees Bitcoin Use Case in Data Marketplaces The e-commerce giant describes how merchants and law enforcement could make a bitcoin transaction stream more valuable by splicing it with other data.

IMF Chief Envisages Large-Scale Shift Towards Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 19:54

IMF Chief Envisages Large-Scale Shift Towards Cryptocurrencies

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has dedicated her latest two blog posts on the official IMF website to cryptocurrencies. In her latest post, she outlines multiple benefits of crypto and envisages a large-scale shift away from government-issued currencies towards cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 2 Blog Posts Dedicated to Crypto The […]

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Telegram's CEO Is Using Bitcoin to Bypass Russia's App Ban

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2018. Apr. 17. 18:55

Telegram's CEO Is Using Bitcoin to Bypass Russia's App Ban Pavel Durov is paying network administrators in bitcoin to bypass a Russian ban on Telegram.

SPI Solar to Host 5,000 Bitcoin Miners for Chinese VC Fund 500 IPO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 18:20

SPI Solar to Host 5,000 Bitcoin Miners for Chinese VC Fund 500 IPO

Green bitcoin mining, using renewable energy to produce the cryptocurrency, is in vague across the world. And while generating hydroelectric power from dams have been more widely reported recently, solar power is gaining ground, as exemplified by 500 IPO entering the space.   Also Read: Blockchain Mining Completes Bitfarms Merger, Stock Jumps 49% Sun-Powered Bitcoin […]

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Tanzanian, Venezuelan, and Peru’s P2P Bitcoin Markets Witness Record Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 17:55

Tanzanian, Venezuelan, and Peru’s P2P Bitcoin Markets Witness Record Volume

The trading volume for Tanzanian bitcoin pairings on Localbitcoins has spiked to establish a new record high this week. The sudden spike in volume has occurred after several months of increasing warnings regarding virtual currencies from Tanzania’s central bank. Certain South American markets have also seen spikes in trading activity, with Peru and Vietnam also […]

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PR: Energy Efficient Crypto Robotina and Dubai as a Smart City Project

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 17:30

PR: Energy Efficient Crypto Robotina and Dubai as a Smart City Project

by Faith Obafemi The analog life is no longer appealing. We all now wish for the smart, digital life to make everything easier, less expensive to manage and convenient. In a time when we've got smartphones, smartwatches, smart fridge, smart grids, smart TV and smart homes, why can't we have a smart city?

Dubai will be blazing the trail as it becomes the first smart city running on blockchain and smart contracts. Imagine a city which is not only connected to the internet, but also ‘smart’ enough to process activities like visa applications and reach intelligent decisions. For a frequent business traveler, the long wait at the embassy will become history. Robotina, a Slovenia-based company, providing comprehensive automation solutions with an IoT focus, will be playing some big roles and laying down the tracks in this innovative transformation.

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Binance, Bitfinex and More: New York Launches 'Inquiry' Into 13 Crypto Exchanges

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2018. Apr. 17. 17:09

Binance, Bitfinex and More: New York Launches 'Inquiry' Into 13 Crypto Exchanges New York's attorney general is taking a closer look at some of the most well-known cryptocurrency exchanges.

Binance, Bitfinex and More: NY Launches Inquiry Into Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 17:09

Binance, Bitfinex and More: NY Launches Inquiry Into Crypto Exchanges New York's attorney general is taking a closer look at some of the most well-known cryptocurrency exchanges.

Barclays Testing the Waters for a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 15:55

Barclays Testing the Waters for a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

While the big banks are usually very skeptical of bitcoin in public, below the radar they could all already be making plans to gain a foothold for themselves in the ecosystem. The latest example is Barclays that is reportedly asking clients about a possible move into the crypto trading space.  Also Read: Coinbase Acquires Earn.com […]

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Prosecutors: Options Seller Duped Investors With 'Worthless' Crypto

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2018. Apr. 17. 15:30

Prosecutors: Options Seller Duped Investors With 'Worthless' Crypto A New York resident has been indicted on fraud charges for tricking residents into investing in worthless binary options and a proprietary token.

Sell the News? Verge Token Drops After Porn Partner Reveal

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 15:30

Sell the News? Verge Token Drops After Porn Partner Reveal Verge's XVG token is fast losing altitude post-Porhub partnership announcement.

Blockchain Taps Former Goldman Exec for Institutional Investor Push

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 14:47

Blockchain Taps Former Goldman Exec for Institutional Investor Push Blockchain's new hire oversaw Goldman Sachs' relationships with institutional clients managing $1.49 trillion in assets.

Pornhub Adds Crypto Payment Option With Verge Token

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 14:30

Pornhub Adds Crypto Payment Option With Verge Token Adult entertainment website Pornhub has announced that it will begin accepting the cryptocurrency verge as payment.

Bitcoin Gaining Ground in Zimbabwe with a New Crypto Exchange and an In-Office BTC/USD ATM

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 14:30

Bitcoin Gaining Ground in Zimbabwe with a New Crypto Exchange and an In-Office BTC/USD ATM

Just a few weeks ago, the Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange Golix gained its first national competitor when Styx24 opened its doors online. Almost simultaneously Golix introduced a Bitcoin ATM to its customers, accessible inside their offices in central Harare. Also read: Bitcoin Adoption Continues to Thrive Within Africa’s Borders Need US Dollar Bills In Zimbabwe? Got […]

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Bitcoin Gaining Ground in Zimbabwe with a New Crypto Exchange and a BTC/USD ATM

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 14:30

Bitcoin Gaining Ground in Zimbabwe with a New Crypto Exchange and a BTC/USD ATM

Just a few weeks ago, the Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange Golix gained its first national competitor when Styx24 opened its doors online. Almost simultaneously Golix introduced a Bitcoin ATM to its customers, accessible inside their offices in central Harare. Also read: Bitcoin Adoption Continues to Thrive Within Africa’s Borders Need US Dollar Bills In Zimbabwe? Got […]

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Card Operator Discover Joins Blockchain Trade Group

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 13:45

Card Operator Discover Joins Blockchain Trade Group Discover Financial Services has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce to assist the group's mission of blockchain education and advocacy.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese Market

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2018. Apr. 17. 13:03

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese Market

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is suspending all of its services to Japanese residents. The exchange has been allowed to operate in Japan while its application with the country’s financial regulator is being reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Kraken Pulling Out of Japan Kraken announced on Tuesday the suspension of its services […]

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Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform

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2018. Apr. 17. 13:00

Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform Cognizant has partnered with a group of Indian insurance firms to develop a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing.

The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 12:30

The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing How to make sense of a fast-changing crypto market? Crypto Asset Management's Tim Enneking provides his seven core tenants for investing.

Crypto Hedge Funds Face Tough Choices on Tax Day

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 12:00

Crypto Hedge Funds Face Tough Choices on Tax Day Like elsewhere in crypto taxation, the rules for funds are far from straightforward, and discrepancies may lead to non-intuitive outcomes.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken to Shutter Services in Japan

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 11:25

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken to Shutter Services in Japan U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced it is shutting its doors for investors in Japan, citing operational costs.

A16z, Founders Fund Back $28 Million Raise for Tokenized Securities Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 11:01

A16z, Founders Fund Back $28 Million Raise for Tokenized Securities Startup Tokenized securities startup Harbor has secured $28 million in funding from major Silicon Valley venture capital firms.

$8,500? Bitcoin Eyes Gains with Key Support at $7,900

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 10:30

$8,500? Bitcoin Eyes Gains with Key Support at $7,900 The technical charts remain bullish for bitcoin and point to $7,900 as the key support zone.

Support Forming? Why $7.9K Is Bitcoin's New Price to Watch

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2018. Apr. 17. 10:30

Support Forming? Why $7.9K Is Bitcoin's New Price to Watch The technical charts remain bullish for bitcoin and point to $7,900 as the key support zone.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: The Tax Man Effect

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 10:00

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: The Tax Man Effect

Bitcoin in Brief continues with the second day this week of mostly FOMO news. The biggest economy in the world faces the tax man today, as the United States and its crypto enthusiasts must atone for the sin of last year’s gains. Economists and market bulls are insisting that this fact caused dramatic sell offs, […]

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PR: Innovative Social Network Monoreto Launches Pre-ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 09:30

PR: Innovative Social Network Monoreto Launches Pre-ICO

On May 10, 2018, the pre-ICO of the new social network Monoreto starts. The project introduces a blockchain, which will help social network users to monetize their content and their interactions with each other. This social network can disrupt the media landscape: any user will be rewarded, and influencers will get more opportunities for development.

The revenue of social networks depends on user data: content, history of actions on the network and their interactions with each other. The developers of the network do not produce those products. They just support the platform, store user data and sell network audience to advertisers.

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Philippines Lawmaker Urges Senate to Expedite Crypto Crime Bills

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 09:15

Philippines Lawmaker Urges Senate to Expedite Crypto Crime Bills A Philippines senator is seeking to speed up the passage of legislation that would increase the penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies.

Self-Regulatory Group Hopes to Bring 'Order' to Korea's Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 08:00

Self-Regulatory Group Hopes to Bring 'Order' to Korea's Crypto Exchanges A South Korean blockchain industry organization has proposed a self-regulatory framework to set standards for the cryptocurrency exchange industry.

Industry Group to Bring 'Order' to Korea's Crypto Exchanges

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2018. Apr. 17. 08:00

Industry Group to Bring 'Order' to Korea's Crypto Exchanges A South Korean blockchain industry organization has proposed a self-regulatory framework to set standards for the cryptocurrency exchange industry.

Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Might Just Be Accelerating In Asia

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 07:00

Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Might Just Be Accelerating In Asia Luxury brand Bellatorra Skin Care reports hot demand for crypto payments from both wholesale and retail customers as it expands into China and India.

Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 06:00

Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.

The Government Dilemma: How To Tax Something One Pretends Does Not Exist

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 05:28

The Government Dilemma: How To Tax Something One Pretends Does Not Exist

Cryptocurrencies are often criticized for failing to replicate some of the basic functions of fiat money. Governments are always ready to warn you that you can’t spend, or save, or trade, or make digital coins. This state of mind, however, is slowly but surely changing, as more benefits become apparent. Paying, saving, investing – bitcoin […]

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Japanese Official: No Plans For Central Bank Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 05:00

Japanese Official: No Plans For Central Bank Cryptocurrency The Bank of Japan said it has no plan to issue a central bank digital currency due to concerns over financial stability. 

No Plans for National Cryptocurrency, Bank of Japan Official Says

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 05:00

No Plans for National Cryptocurrency, Bank of Japan Official Says The Bank of Japan said it has no plan to issue a central bank digital currency due to concerns over financial stability. 

Lightning + NFC? The New Plan to Bring Bitcoin to Retail

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 04:00

Lightning + NFC? The New Plan to Bring Bitcoin to Retail A new proposal explores the combination of the lightning network and NFC to move the layer-two bitcoin tech forward.

How Monex Plans to Revive Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 03:23

How Monex Plans to Revive Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck

The hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has officially been acquired by one of Japan’s largest online brokerage firms. Monex Group has outlined its plans of reviving Coincheck and the risks associated with the acquisition. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Acquisition Completed Coincheck has officially become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Monex Group […]

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Why the IRS Should Treat Crypto as a New Asset Class

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 17. 02:00

Why the IRS Should Treat Crypto as a New Asset Class Tax pros in the cryptocurrency space are applying a hodgepodge of rules that historically have been applied to stocks, bonds and various other assets.

Op-Codes and Scripting Capabilities Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 17. 01:30

Op-Codes and Scripting Capabilities Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Over the past few weeks, the bitcoin cash (BCH) community has been discussing the use of ‘op-codes’ with the BCH chain. The technology could allow the creation of different types of metadata implementations like colored coins and representative tokens, alongside the ability to perform smart contracts, but in a more simplified manner as opposed to […]

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Crypto Conference for Women to Be Held in Moscow

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 23:38

Crypto Conference for Women to Be Held in Moscow

A conference dedicated to raising awareness among women about cryptocurrencies is scheduled to take place in the Russian capital this month. The speakers at the event, also women, will share practical information on cryptos, blockchain technologies, and investment opportunities. The event will be live-streamed in 74 countries. Also read: Cryptocurrency Is the Main Income for […]

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What ICO Issuers and Investors Need to Know About Taxes

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 23:00

What ICO Issuers and Investors Need to Know About Taxes There is little guidance from the IRS on how to treat a token offering or SAFT for tax purposes. Determining how to do so is a fact-intensive process.

China’s Position on Crypto Likely to Harden Under New PBOC Governor

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 22:00

China’s Position on Crypto Likely to Harden Under New PBOC Governor

China’s cryptocurrency markets have witnessed a number of significant events in recent weeks, including affirmation from the People Bank of China (PBOC)’s new governor, which will likely intensify the country’s crackdown on cryptocurrency. Also Read: Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert Most of Their Cash to Crypto  New PBOC Governor Reaffirms Stern Position Regarding Cryptocurrencies Whilst attending […]

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Barclays Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading Desk

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 21:35

Barclays Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading Desk A person with knowledge of the situation said all major banks are likely to be weighing the same decision.

Barclays Is Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading Desk

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 21:35

Barclays Is Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading Desk A person with knowledge of the situation said all major banks are likely to be weighing the same decision.

Insurance Broker Marsh Working With IBM on Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 20:46

Insurance Broker Marsh Working With IBM on Blockchain Platform Global insurance company Marsh is piloting a proof of insurance platform on a blockchain with IBM's help.

Tax Time is Here and Lots of Cryptocurrency Holders Don’t Care

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 20:42

Tax Time is Here and Lots of Cryptocurrency Holders Don’t Care

In the U.S. tax season has arrived and many American cryptocurrency proponents are squirming because they have to pay for some of the gains they made last year. However, there are a lot of digital currency holders who could care less about taxes and they strongly believe that taxation is antithetical to cryptocurrencies. While there […]

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Coinsecure May Refund in Rupees, Not Bitcoin After $3.4 Million Heist

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2018. Apr. 16. 19:30

Coinsecure May Refund in Rupees, Not Bitcoin After $3.4 Million Heist Victims of the $3 million theft at bitcoin exchange Coinsecure will receive a refund on their stolen funds, but it may not be in BTC.

Major Korean Exchange Launches in Indonesia with Six Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 19:25

Major Korean Exchange Launches in Indonesia with Six Cryptocurrencies

One of South Korea’s top three cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinone, is launching an exchange in Indonesia. Initially, six cryptocurrencies will be supported but the exchange plans to add more coins. Coinone is also launching an airdrop event for 10,000 pre-registrants. Also read: South Korea Takes Steps To Regulate Digital Currencies Coinone Launching in Indonesia Coinone announced on […]

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Decentralized Exchange Startup 0x Raises $775K in SAFT Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 18:15

Decentralized Exchange Startup 0x Raises $775K in SAFT Sale Decentralized protocol 0x has raised $775,000 through a SAFT sale last week.

Decentralized Exchange Startup 0x Raised $775K in SAFT Sale Last Year

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 18:15

Decentralized Exchange Startup 0x Raised $775K in SAFT Sale Last Year Decentralized protocol 0x has raised $775,000 through a SAFT sale last year.

Coinbase Acquires Earn.com for an Estimated $100 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 17:44

Coinbase Acquires Earn.com for an Estimated $100 Million

Coinbase has completed the acquisition of Earn.com, an app that lets users get cryptocurrency for answering emails and completing tasks. The Earn startup team joins the company and the founder will serve as its first CTO, as part of the deal. Also Read: Blockchain Mining Completes Bitfarms Merger, Stock Jumps 49% Coinbase’s Latest Acquisition San […]

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PR: Huge Bounty Program Announced by E – Commerce Platform BCShop.io

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 17:30

PR: Huge Bounty Program Announced by E – Commerce Platform BCShop.io

To promote the launch of the first feature-full blockchain-based e-commerce and e-payments platform, BCShop.io announces huge community development campaign which will consist of several different activities and reward pools.

Token Holders Promotion

This promotion is dedicated to our early token holders who obtained BCS tokens before actual mainnet release thus helping to make BCShop.io platform into reality. We will make ALL token holders snapshot at 15th of May 2018 and 200k tokens will be reserved for distribution between those token holders in the snapshot. Tokens will be rewarded proportionally to token holdings so 200k tokens will lead to ~60% reward given the current circulating supply of 332k tokens.

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Government of Iran Bans Foreign Fiat Currency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 17:10

Government of Iran Bans Foreign Fiat Currency Exchanges

It appears that the Iranian people are losing trust in the rial as it continues to depreciate in value. In response, the government of Iran is trying to prevent them from getting their hands on foreign currency, providing another example of the need for bitcoin. We should expect to see a growth in local bitcoin […]

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CFTC Chairman: I Am Not a Cryptocurrency Evangelist

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 17:05

CFTC Chairman: I Am Not a Cryptocurrency Evangelist A flood of misplaced Twitter love has pushed the #FUDBuster to set the record straight.

Price wars, bots & undercutting

Bitbargain.com

2018. Apr. 16. 16:40

Price wars, bots & undercutting

One surprise that new sellers on BitBargain face early on in their peer to peer trading experience is the hidden force of collective will originating from other active sellers. The will to try to be at the top of the list at /buy, even if it means asking the bottom unit price for the same coin.

As soon as the unsuspecting seller would create an offer and beat everyone else by a pound thus making it to the top of the list, within seconds the other offers match or even undercut theirs. This is done using bots. Little scripts running all day, updating the unit price on the other seller’s offers.

This article will explain the issue with undercutting, the problems with regulating it and the proposed solution.

The first important thing to remember is: using bots for updating the price is not a problem in itself. BitBargain offers an API to help you manage your offers, update the prices or pause offers.

A bit of history is necessary to understand the pricing wars.

BitBargain used to offer a special price formula function called MINPRICE() which you could use to match against the lowest price in the /buy list based on some supplied parameters (verifications, minimum, maximum, price, bottom price etc). In theory it sounds like a great way for the sellers to stay competitive and for buyers get the lowest possible prices. In practice, it resulted in the /buy page appearing to be full of the same offer by different sellers, typically way over the market’s asking price.

What happened was: sellers configured their offers to ask for the maximum price possible unless there was competition to match. This worked as long as only a few were doing it. But as more sellers adopted the same algorithm there was noone to race with, the prices simply stayed high.

Two things about automation…

1) It is very hard to write the perfect algorithm that considers all the important angles and it becomes next to impossible when you also want to stay competitive with BB sellers while considering those other factors. Most likely you will end up with a mediocre algorithm that kind-of gets it right sometimes.

2) You get used to it. Quickly. You rarely even check the price before accepting the trades. You don’t check if it’s too high compared to other marketplaces, you just accept whatever the computer said. Enthusiasm to get the formula right was strong in the beginning, but after some trading you don’t bother to make changes to it anymore.

A side effect of price wars is that your bots may be preventing a potential customer from starting the trade. Every time they click “Start trade” after ticking all the checkboxes, they are thrown back to the same page to tell them the price is now different. Don’t change the price too often. Once every few minutes should be fine.

Not all sellers are using bots to undercut. Some sellers may align the prices to their own coin purchase rates and other variables that may not be offered by our system. This is perfectly understandable and a valid use of the API. Some sellers just want to use their standard formulas but may still turn on “compete mode” to stay on top, or near it and will match the lowest price. And then some sellers want to be at the very very top of the list and will undercut the offer at the top to get there. We do not believe it makes much of a difference but we recognize that there is indeed a competition and strong intention for all parties to stay on top of the list.

Here are some suggestions to those using bots to change the price:

- Do not try to beat everyone to the top! Name your own price based on how much you value the coin. There are all kinds of offers on the table, their minimum/maximum/verifications could be different from yours. You could be in the middle of the list and make more sales than another seller at the top.

- Missing a variable and using your own formulas? Consider adding a static multiplier to the formulas available here, that way the price can change and be aligned to markets and you rarely have to update it with a bot.

- When using bots, always check the return value of the request. If the rate limit kicks in, a price change you sent may not be applied.

- Always double check the /buy page and make sure your offers are listed the way you want them, at the correct price and in the right configuration.

Based on a quick sampling of price updates, there are a number of sellers whose bots do multiple updates every minute even.To discourage the use of bots that aim to quickly match or undercut other offers, rate limits will be put in place (for both API and on-site updates).

Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin's Best-Funded Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 16:00

Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin's Best-Funded Startups U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has confirmed the acquisition of Earn.com, one of bitcoin's best-funded startups.

Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin's Best-Funded Firms

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 16:00

Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin's Best-Funded Firms U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has confirmed the acquisition of Earn.com, one of bitcoin's best-funded startups.

Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert Most of Their Cash to Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 15:18

Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert Most of Their Cash to Crypto

Chinese traders in Moscow’s huge wholesale bazaars have become the most active buyers and sellers of cryptocurrency in the Russian capital. The retail turnover there is estimated at almost $10 billion a month. Authorities say that most of it is converted to cryptocurrencies and sent back to China where it‘s exchanged to yuan.    Also […]

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What If You Can't Pay Your Crypto Taxes on April 17?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 15:10

What If You Can't Pay Your Crypto Taxes on April 17? Crypto holders willing to take a risk can file an extension, pay their taxes in installments with penalties and interest, and possibly come out ahead.

What If You Can't Pay Taxes on Your Crypto Gains?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 15:10

What If You Can't Pay Taxes on Your Crypto Gains? Crypto holders willing to take a risk can file an extension, pay their taxes in installments with penalties and interest, and possibly come out ahead.

Why Ripple's XRP Outperformed the Other Top Cryptos This Week

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 14:40

Why Ripple's XRP Outperformed the Other Top Cryptos This Week Ripple's XRP is now outperforming its peers and could continue scaling key levels against bitcoin, the technical charts suggest.

Blockchain Mining Completes Bitfarms Merger, Stock Jumps 49%

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 13:45

Blockchain Mining Completes Bitfarms Merger, Stock Jumps 49%

Israeli equity investors seem to maintain a strong appetite for exposure to the bitcoin ecosystem. The value of a public company traded on the TASE has increased by almost half after it officially completed a deal with Canadian miner Bitfarms.    Also Read: How the Government Gave Your Money to the Banks – Again and […]

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Samsung Explores Blockchain for Tracking Global Shipments

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 13:30

Samsung Explores Blockchain for Tracking Global Shipments Electronics giant Samsung is developing a blockchain platform to manage its global supply chains, according to a report.

Hanoi Prohibits Use of Cryptocurrencies in E-commerce Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 12:36

Hanoi Prohibits Use of Cryptocurrencies in E-commerce Transactions

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has prohibited organizations and individuals involved in e-commerce business in the city from using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This follows a directive signed by the country’s prime minister intended to strengthen the legal framework of cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Banning Crypto Use […]

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Vitalik's Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum Inflation

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 12:00

Vitalik's Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum Inflation CoinDesk examines the arguments for and against a proposal that would limit the total number of ether that could ever be issued.

Malta Proposes Test to Define When ICOs Are Securities

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 11:05

Malta Proposes Test to Define When ICOs Are Securities Malta is moving closer to introducing a test that would clearly define when assets derived from initial coin offerings are securities.

Resistance Ahead: Bitcoin Bulls Must Break $8,500

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 10:00

Resistance Ahead: Bitcoin Bulls Must Break $8,500 Bitcoin needs to take out resistance at $8,500 to confirm a long-term bearish-to-bullish trend change, the price charts indicate.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 10:00

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

Bitcoin in Brief today is slanted toward a crypto winter slowly thawing, as Pantera Capital bets on a moonshot price point. Also, the world’s most popular decentralized digital asset has been forked more than a plate of good pasta; there’s a growing list of countries who’re less likely to nab your crypto profits; Yahoo! smashes […]

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PR: Digital Ticks Just Launched First Look of Their Mobile App

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 09:30

PR: Digital Ticks Just Launched First Look of Their Mobile App

Digital Ticks, the hot, new ICO in town is out with their First Look of Mobile app of their exchange well ahead of their schedule!

This is very exciting news as this is no ordinary crypto exchange. Digital Ticks is the first ever Commodity Crypto exchange. Users will be able to trade all the different types of crypto assets as well as commodity to crypto assets.

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Many ICOs May Be Frauds, Says Hong Kong Securities Watchdog

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 09:00

Many ICOs May Be Frauds, Says Hong Kong Securities Watchdog The deputy head of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has taken a skeptical tone in statements on initial coin offerings.

'Downright Fraud': Hong Kong Securities Watchdog Warns on ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 09:00

'Downright Fraud': Hong Kong Securities Watchdog Warns on ICOs The deputy head of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has taken a skeptical tone in statements on initial coin offerings.

Shot Taiwanese Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 08:00

Shot Taiwanese Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China Toughened bitcoin trading rules in mainland China may have led to a Taiwanese bitcoin miner being shot by gangland investors, a report suggests.

Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China for Shooting

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 08:00

Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China for Shooting Toughened bitcoin trading rules in mainland China may have led to a Taiwanese bitcoin miner being shot by gangland investors, a report suggests.

Crypto Tax Dodgers Are Tempting Fate

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 06:00

Crypto Tax Dodgers Are Tempting Fate The ways governments tax cryptocurrency users may be unjust and due for reform, but simply ignoring the law for this reason is a dicey proposition. 

Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 05:30

Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

Something happened this week that rarely occurs, history offered up a side-by-side comparison with a control. Heads of respective social network and messaging platforms Facebook and Telegram were each brought before their home governments, the United States for Mark Zuckerberg, Russia for Pavel Durov. How the two men responded is telling, and should inform everyone […]

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HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Investment Strategy

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 04:00

HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Investment Strategy HODLers may be getting a bad rap, but they're still following the best, most tested investment strategy for market, argues Overstock's COO.

HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Strategy

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 04:00

HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Strategy HODLers may be getting a bad rap, but they're still following the best, most tested investment strategy for market, argues Overstock's COO.

How the Government Gave Your Money to the Banks – Again and Again

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 03:20

How the Government Gave Your Money to the Banks – Again and Again

Bitcoin was created to bring back people’s control over their own hard-earned money. Perhaps no greater example exists of how we don’t currently have real influence over how our capital is being spent than banks getting bailouts from the government at taxpayer expense.  Also Read: Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around Washington DC A […]

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Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 02:30

Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities New patent filings from Mastercard explore a blockchain-based identity data storage system.

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 01:30

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm There are several reasons to discount the contribution of tax-related selling to the Q1 bear market – and thus the chances of a post-April 17 rebound.

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm On It

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 16. 01:30

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm On It There are several reasons to discount the contribution of tax-related selling to the Q1 bear market – and thus the chances of a post-April 17 rebound.

Bermuda Reveals Draft Crypto Regulations, Plans to Embrace ICOs

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 16. 00:48

Bermuda Reveals Draft Crypto Regulations, Plans to Embrace ICOs

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has issued a consultation paper on draft regulations pertaining to “virtual currency businesses” and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The proposed bill seeks to create a framework that encourages and fosters the development of Bermuda’s nascent cryptocurrency industry. Also Read: 16 Government-Approved Crypto Exchanges Have Formed Self-Regulatory Group in Japan Bermuda Reveals Regulatory […]

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Chilean Crypto Exchanges Appeal Against Banking Embargo

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 22:21

Chilean Crypto Exchanges Appeal Against Banking Embargo

A number of Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges have sought to appeal the recent decision by several Chilean banks, including state-owned Banco del Estado de Chile, to suspend the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges. Also Read:Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million Chilean Crypto Exchanges to Receive Appeals Hearing It has been reported […]

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Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 20:30

Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash

There’s a new website bitcoin cash proponents are chatting about called Memo. It’s an on-chain social network built on the Bitcoin Cash network. The creator of Memo says the platform is both a protocol and a front-end application that uses the BCH chain to store written data. Also Read: Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around […]

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Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 18:30

Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has contested media reports that the Japanese financial regulator has deemed its user verification process to be insufficient. Nonetheless, the exchange admitted to being in talks with the authority and has implemented additional measures. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Reports of Financial Regulator’s Concerns The largest […]

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Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 16:30

Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million

The FBI has announced on Friday that Renwick Haddow, a 49-year old UK national, has been extradited to the US from Morocco to face charges at the Southern District Court of New York. He is accused of defrauding more than $36 million from victims by making material misrepresentations and misappropriating investment funds in two companies, […]

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Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet Startup

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 14:35

Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet Startup

Crypto winter? What crypto winter! The exchange arguably most responsible for onboarding bitcoin investors, Coinbase, has not allowed sour price levels to keep them complacent, conservative. Instead, they’ve maintained a breakneck pace, forming a venture capital fund, hiring top executive talent, and now they’re gobbling up competitors such as Cipher Browser. Also read: Russian Court Bans […]

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Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around Washington DC

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 13:50

Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around Washington DC

Buying cryptocurrency has just become easier for all residents of the US capital, as the American bitcoin ATM network, Coinsource, has now expanded into the Washington DC metropolitan area. With this latest installment, the company now boasts of operating almost 200 machines across the US. Also Read: Malta Attracts Cryptocurrency Exchange Okex Crypto Capital Coinsource, […]

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Hobbyist in Hell: Tracking My Crypto Assets for the Taxman

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 15. 11:30

Hobbyist in Hell: Tracking My Crypto Assets for the Taxman The spreadsheet got more and more complicated, until one day it took two minutes to load.

A Hobbyist in Crypto Tax Hell

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 15. 11:30

A Hobbyist in Crypto Tax Hell The spreadsheet got more and more complicated, until one day it took two minutes to load.

A Hobbyist Crypto Trader's Life in Tax Hell

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 15. 11:30

A Hobbyist Crypto Trader's Life in Tax Hell The spreadsheet got more and more complicated, until one day it took two minutes to load.

Why Leading Crypto Devs Don't Work In Silicon Valley

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 15. 10:00

Why Leading Crypto Devs Don't Work In Silicon Valley A recent back-and-forth between Coinbase and a bitcoin developer shows there's still a big gap between the industry and the open-source community.

Louisiana Mayor Proposes Government-Backed Crypto and ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 07:25

Louisiana Mayor Proposes Government-Backed Crypto and ICO

The mayor-president of the Louisiana city of Lafayette, Joel Robideaux, has proposed an ambitious plan that would see the city develop a government-issued cryptocurrency. Mr. Robideaux suggested the launching the cryptocurrency through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Spring Sees Bitcoin Cash Adoption Rise Lafayette Mayor Advocates Government-Issued Cryptocurrency The government of a city in […]

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16 Government-Approved Crypto Exchanges Have Formed Self-Regulatory Group in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 06:55

16 Government-Approved Crypto Exchanges Have Formed Self-Regulatory Group in Japan

A new association has been registered in Japan consisting of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges. The group will focus on establishing self-regulatory rules and will have the authority to investigate and sanction members that do not comply with self-regulation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Japanese Crypto Association A new cryptocurrency organization […]

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Pantera Capital Predicts Record BTC Prices Within 12 Months

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 05:30

Pantera Capital Predicts Record BTC Prices Within 12 Months

Pantera Capital Management, a leading investor in the cryptocurrency sector, has predicted with “strong conviction” that bitcoin has established a local bottom. The fund anticipates that $6,500 will comprise the low of the current bear market, anticipating that the markets are likely to break into new all-time highs within 12 months. Also Read: These Countries Won’t […]

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On the Money Prognosticator Draper’s Bitcoin Price Prediction: $250,000 by 2022

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 03:55

On the Money Prognosticator Draper’s Bitcoin Price Prediction: $250,000 by 2022

The well-known venture capitalist and cryptocurrency investor Tim Draper has revealed his four-year prediction after holding back his statements in a few interviews some weeks ago. Now Draper, who correctly predicted bitcoin’s price would surpass $10,000 USD per coin by 2018, believes in just four years the price will be $250,000. Also read: Coinsecure Announces Repayment […]

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Blind Denial of Cryptocurrencies Leads Nowhere, Bank of Lithuania Says

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 03:15

Blind Denial of Cryptocurrencies Leads Nowhere, Bank of Lithuania Says

The central bank of Lithuania has started discussions on regulations with crypto businesses and commercial banks. The reluctance to understand the world of cryptocurrencies leads nowhere, its fintech coordinator said during a meeting in Vilnius. Lithuanian projects have attracted 10% of ICO investments last year, the local community claims. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin enjoy a growing […]

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Bitcoin Has Now Forked Almost 70 Times

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 15. 01:05

Bitcoin Has Now Forked Almost 70 Times

Forking bitcoin used to be a rarity. Then it became the norm. And then it became a meme, with anyone and everyone forking bitcoin on a weekly basis. There have now been a total of 69 bitcoin forks plus another 18 altcoin forks. Holders of bitcoin, monero, ethereum, and litecoin can claim almost 80 additional […]

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Coinsecure Announces Repayment Plan and Bounty for Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 23:20

Coinsecure Announces Repayment Plan and Bounty for Stolen Bitcoins

Indian exchange Coinsecure has announced its plan to repay customers for stolen bitcoins as well as a 10 percent bounty to anyone who helps recover them. The exchange claims it was an inside job, and suspects its chief security officer of playing a role in siphoning off the money. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

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The Results Are In: Dragonmint T1 Doesn’t Make the S9 Obsolete

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 20:55

The Results Are In: Dragonmint T1 Doesn’t Make the S9 Obsolete

There’s been a lot of skepticism aimed at the company Halong Mining and its machine the Dragonmint T1. The firm announced in November of 2017 that it would be distributing its Dragonmint devices in 2018 and stated its miners would be the most efficient machines on the market. So far, after all the controversy, some […]

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Results Are In: New Bitcoin Miner Dragonmint T1 Doesn’t Make the S9 Obsolete

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 20:55

Results Are In: New Bitcoin Miner Dragonmint T1 Doesn’t Make the S9 Obsolete

There’s been a lot of skepticism aimed at the company Halong Mining and its machine the Dragonmint T1. The firm announced in November of 2017 that it would be distributing its Dragonmint devices in 2018 and stated its miners would be the most efficient machines on the market. So far, after all the controversy, some […]

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German Stock Exchange Subsidiary Announces Crypto Trading App Bison

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 19:40

German Stock Exchange Subsidiary Announces Crypto Trading App Bison

Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, has announced a forthcoming cryptocurrency app. The new app, Bison, is expected to be made available in German during Autumn, with an English version expected soon after. Also Read: Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant Boerse Stuttgart Subsidiary Announces Forthcoming App Cryptocurrency Trading […]

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Wendy McElroy on Decentralization: “Give Power Back to the Individual”

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 15:00

Wendy McElroy on Decentralization: “Give Power Back to the Individual”

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 7: Decentralization Decentralization (Chapter 7, Part 1) A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled […]

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McElroy on the Importance of Decentralization: “Give Power Back to the Individual”

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 15:00

McElroy on the Importance of Decentralization: “Give Power Back to the Individual”

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 7: Decentralization Decentralization (Chapter 7, Part 1) A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled […]

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A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 14. 10:20

A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest? Coinbase's new VC arm raises thorny questions about the influence the startup wields across the crypto market and potential conflicts of interest.

Russian Court Bans Telegram, CEO Pavel Durov Defiant

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 09:57

Russian Court Bans Telegram, CEO Pavel Durov Defiant

Russian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves […]

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Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 09:57

Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant

Russian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves […]

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IOTA: The $2.7 Billion Cryptocurrency Developers Love to Hate

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 14. 09:40

IOTA: The $2.7 Billion Cryptocurrency Developers Love to Hate One of the largest crypto assets has been under fire for its technical decisions, with some developers even branding IOTA the coin they love to hate.

IOTA: The $3.7 Billion Cryptocurrency Developers Love to Hate

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 14. 09:40

IOTA: The $3.7 Billion Cryptocurrency Developers Love to Hate One of the largest crypto assets has been under fire for its technical decisions, with some developers even branding IOTA the coin they love to hate.

IOTA: The $3.7 Billion Crypto Developers Love to Hate

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 14. 09:40

IOTA: The $3.7 Billion Crypto Developers Love to Hate One of the largest crypto assets has been under fire for its technical decisions, with some developers even branding IOTA the coin they love to hate.

Place Your Bets! Bitcoin Core Lightning Network Fails to Complete Basic Transaction

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 08:50

Place Your Bets! Bitcoin Core Lightning Network Fails to Complete Basic Transaction

Wagers really don’t settle matters, but they are a lot of fun and force advocates to have some skin in the game. In the ongoing debate about scaling, network fees, congestion and mempools, the Lightning Network is Bitcoin Core’s answer. Some in the ecosystem have doubted its efficacy. A bet was placed. If a payment […]

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These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too Much

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 05:30

These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too Much

A growing number of governments can’t resists the temptation to get their hands on some of the bitcoins their citizens are making. Several states, however, think that leaving some breathing space for crypto users and entrepreneurs is a better idea in the long run. Crypto-friendly tax regimes can still be found around the world. Also […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Hide Your Seed

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Hide Your Seed

Today’s Bitcoin in Brief is all about you. Specifically, it’s about how you should be hiding your wallet seed and locking down your op-sec to prevent any fools from jacking your crypto. We’ve got all that, plus a cornucopia of other juicy morsels in your daily roundup of the last 24 hours in bitcoin. Also […]

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NYDFS Superintendent Was Wrong — Bitlicense Severely Damaged Bitcoin Businesses

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 14. 02:28

NYDFS Superintendent Was Wrong — Bitlicense Severely Damaged Bitcoin Businesses

This week the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Superintendent, Maria Vullo, discussed the controversial state Bitlicense, a set of regulations aimed at monitoring and regulating cryptocurrency operations. According to Vullo, the regulatory policies enacted by the former Superintendent Ben Lawsky and the NYDFS has stimulated greater interest towards licensed companies in the […]

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Craig Wright Shrugs Off Plagiarism Accusations

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 23:00

Craig Wright Shrugs Off Plagiarism Accusations

Nchain chief scientist Craig Wright is a prolific blockchain researcher, with dozens of papers and patents to his name. He’s also a controversial and outspoken figure who has ruffled numerous figures in the crypto space. Some of these opponents have taken it upon themselves to scrutinize his work, and claim to have found incidents of […]

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Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 21:50

Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation A Washington state county has agreed to allow Bitmain subsidiary Ant Creek LLC to lease 10 acres of land with an option to buy.

Spring Sees Bitcoin Cash Adoption Rise

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 21:00

Spring Sees Bitcoin Cash Adoption Rise

After dropping in value with the rest of the cryptocurrency ecosystem the digital asset bitcoin cash (BCH) is making a comeback over the past 72 hours. BCH reached a low of $620 per coin on April 6 and a week later the price has increased over ten percent. At the moment during today’s trading sessions […]

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BitGo Co-Founder Ben Davenport Is Stepping Down

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 20:30

BitGo Co-Founder Ben Davenport Is Stepping Down BitGo co-founder and CTO Ben Davenport will step down from his position next week, he announced Friday.

Credit Karma: Almost No One Is Reporting Crypto Tax Gains

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 19:55

Credit Karma: Almost No One Is Reporting Crypto Tax Gains Tax firm Credit Karma reported that less than 1 in 250 users reported cryptocurrency gains or losses on their tax forms.

Japan’s GMO Wants to Borrow Bitcoins from Customers

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 19:30

Japan’s GMO Wants to Borrow Bitcoins from Customers

Japanese internet giant GMO has launched a service to allow customers to lend their bitcoins to the company. Customers’ bitcoin balances will be debited from their GMO Coin trading accounts once loan agreements have been reached. This program is similar to the one launched by the hacked exchange Coincheck last year. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin […]

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Yahoo Japan Buys Stake in Cryptocurrency Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 19:00

Yahoo Japan Buys Stake in Cryptocurrency Exchange Yahoo Japan confirmed that it has invested in Japanese crypto exchange BitArg through a subsidiary.

Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 18:15

Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Yahoo! Japan has confirmed that it is entering the crypto space by acquiring a stake in a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that is already licensed by the country’s financial regulator. The company plans to launch a crypto exchange in the fall of this year. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Yahoo! […]

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Coinbase Acquires Ethereum Wallet Startup Cipher Browser

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 17:56

Coinbase Acquires Ethereum Wallet Startup Cipher Browser Decentralized app browser and ethereum wallet Cipher Browser is joining Coinbase and Toshi.

Morocco Extradites Alleged 'Bitcoin Store' Fraudster to U.S.

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 17:00

Morocco Extradites Alleged 'Bitcoin Store' Fraudster to U.S. Moroccan authorities have extradited a British national to the U.S. on fraud charges for running the "Bitcoin Store" exchange under false pretenses.

Meet the Stablecoins Taking on Tether

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 16:58

Meet the Stablecoins Taking on Tether

Stablecoins aren’t exciting. They don’t pump, moon, or 10x. And yet they have the potential to make traders more money than any other cryptocurrency. These stabilized tokens – usually pegged to the US dollar – scarcely move in price, and yet they’re pivotal in anchoring the crypto markets. Here’s everything you should know about the […]

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Germany's No. 2 Stock Exchange Unveils Crypto Trading App

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 16:45

Germany's No. 2 Stock Exchange Unveils Crypto Trading App Boerse Stuttgart's fintech subsidiary is rolling out a no-fee app to trade bitcoin, ether, litecoin and ripple.

Mayor of Cash-Strapped Louisiana City Pitches ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 15:45

Mayor of Cash-Strapped Louisiana City Pitches ICO The mayor-president of Lafayette thinks the local government needs a cryptocurrency, but is vague about what purpose it would serve.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Directs Central Bank to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Framework

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 15:30

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Directs Central Bank to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Framework

The Prime Minister of Vietnam has signed a directive for the country’s central bank and the Ministry of Finance to strengthen the management of cryptocurrency-related activities. This follows an alleged fraud involving a cryptocurrency that scammed 32,000 Vietnamese out of VN?15 trillion. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Prime Minister’s […]

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Framework

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 15:30

Vietnam’s Prime Minister to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Framework

The Prime Minister of Vietnam has signed a directive for the country’s central bank and the Ministry of Finance to strengthen the management of cryptocurrency-related activities. This follows an alleged fraud involving a cryptocurrency that scammed 32,000 Vietnamese out of VN?15 trillion. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Prime Minister’s […]

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Zcash Completes 'Powers of Tau' Privacy Ceremony

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 14:50

Zcash Completes 'Powers of Tau' Privacy Ceremony The zcash community has finished its Power of Tau ceremony in anticipation of the Sapling hard fork, which will occur later this year.

P2P Trade Spikes in Canada Amid Bank Restrictions on Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 13:50

P2P Trade Spikes in Canada Amid Bank Restrictions on Crypto Transactions

The volume of P2P bitcoin trade in Canadian dollars has increased significantly since leading banks in the country imposed bans on crypto-related transactions. Toronto-Dominion Bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, and more recently the Bank of Montreal have limited or prohibited the use of their services and products to acquire cryptocurrencies. As a result, the […]

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XVG, EOS, ONT: These 3 Cryptos Are Leading the Market Recovery

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 13:45

XVG, EOS, ONT: These 3 Cryptos Are Leading the Market Recovery Lesser-known cryptocurrencies such as XVG, EOS, and ONT continue to outperform the majors.

XVG, EOS, ONT: 3 Cryptos Leading the Market Recovery

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 13:45

XVG, EOS, ONT: 3 Cryptos Leading the Market Recovery Lesser-known cryptocurrencies such as XVG, EOS, and ONT continue to outperform the majors.

Bitcoin Thief Could Be Caned for $300K Robbery in Singapore

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 13:00

Bitcoin Thief Could Be Caned for $300K Robbery in Singapore Two bitcoin brokers in Singapore were assaulted and robbed by nearly $300,000 in cash while meeting with a prospect bitcoin seller offline.

CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves Stolen Bitcoin Into Script, LL Cool J Is on the Case

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 12:33

CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves Stolen Bitcoin Into Script, LL Cool J Is on the Case

Bitcoin’s ubiquity is almost sealed, as more and more entertainment shows weave the world’s most popular cryptocurrency into plotlines. A current example is CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles, starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, where the digital asset plays a leading role. $10 million of it are stolen from a mining farm, and agents are […]

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Kenya's Central Bank Chief Warns Again On Crypto Risks

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 12:30

Kenya's Central Bank Chief Warns Again On Crypto Risks Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is now in line with other banks in blacklisting digital currencies and warns customers and banks dealing with it.

Bermuda Wants Crypto Regulation to Fuel 'Phenomenal' Business Growth

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 12:00

Bermuda Wants Crypto Regulation to Fuel 'Phenomenal' Business Growth The Bermuda Monetary Authority has published a consultation paper that is seeking public feedback on a proposed regulation on cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Exchange Names Security Officer Suspect In $3.3 Million Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 11:30

Bitcoin Exchange Names Security Officer Suspect In $3.3 Million Theft Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced the theft of nearly $3.3 million in bitcoin.

Bitcoin Exchange Implicates Employee In $3 Million Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 11:30

Bitcoin Exchange Implicates Employee In $3 Million Theft Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced the theft of nearly $3.3 million in bitcoin.

Blockchain Motor Insurance Trial Moves Ahead in Hong Kong

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 11:00

Blockchain Motor Insurance Trial Moves Ahead in Hong Kong A financial industry self-regulator in Hong Kong is developing a blockchain powered platform for the city's motor insurance sector.

Nine Japanese Crypto Exchanges Have Suspended Operations So Far

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 10:13

Nine Japanese Crypto Exchanges Have Suspended Operations So Far

A total of nine cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have suspended their operations so far. This includes the latest two, one of which was sanctioned by the Japanese financial regulator on Wednesday while the other voluntarily withdrew its license application. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Blue Dream Japan The Japanese […]

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Above $8K: Bitcoin Aims Higher After Price Breakout

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 10:00

Above $8K: Bitcoin Aims Higher After Price Breakout Bitcoin looks north following a bullish technical breakout.

Banking Giant SBI Subsidiary Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 09:00

Banking Giant SBI Subsidiary Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium SBI Bank LLC, a commercial bank owned by Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, is joining blockchain banking consortium R3.

Latvia Recognizes Cryptocurrencies in Order to Tax Them

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 08:55

Latvia Recognizes Cryptocurrencies in Order to Tax Them

Trying to take its share of the profits, the government of Latvia may accept cryptocurrencies as a legal means of exchange. This year’s tax filing campaign is underway and officials don’t have much time. Two parliamentary commissions and the Ministry of Finance have expressed their views on the matter this week. Latvians may very soon […]

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Beyond Banking: R3 Is Expanding Its Vision for Global Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 08:00

Beyond Banking: R3 Is Expanding Its Vision for Global Blockchain R3 is now proposing that its DLT platform, known as Corda, could link together a wide range of businesses, not just financial ones, across the globe.

Beyond Banking: R3's Expanding Vision for Global Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 08:00

Beyond Banking: R3's Expanding Vision for Global Blockchain R3 is now proposing that its DLT platform, known as Corda, could link together a wide range of businesses, not just financial ones, across the globe.

74 Beauty Clinics in Japan Now Accept Payments in BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 07:35

74 Beauty Clinics in Japan Now Accept Payments in BTC

This week the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor, Bitflyer, announced its partnership with SBC Medical Group the parent company of the popular Shonan Beauty Clinic. The union between both firms means that 74 clinics nationwide will allow patients to settle their bills in cryptocurrency. Also read: Markets Update: BTC Price Jumps Over $1000 in Less […]

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Another Washington County Puts Freeze on Bitcoin Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 07:01

Another Washington County Puts Freeze on Bitcoin Mining Public utility officials in yet another county in the U.S. state of Washington have placed a moratorium on new crypto mining operations Wednesday.

Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin Missing

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 06:19

Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin Missing

In what appears to be an attempt to test their ability to distribute Bitcoin Gold (BTG), a Coinsecure weakness was apparently exposed, and over 3 million dollars worth of bitcoin were stolen as a result. The large crypto exchange based in India filed a First Information Report (FIR) with police, alleging their own Chief Scientific […]

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Mastercard Is Hiring More Blockchain Developers

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 06:00

Mastercard Is Hiring More Blockchain Developers The credit card giant announced that it would hire 175 people at its Leopardstown office, including blockchain and AI experts.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: That Green Candle

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: That Green Candle

It’s amazing what a fat green wick can do. In just 30 minutes on Thursday, bitcoin rose by $1,000, sparking ear-to-ear smiles and mass euphoria throughout the crypto space. In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, we explore the ramifications of the BTC breakout plus a whole lot more. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: That Green Candle (Fomonomics)

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: That Green Candle (Fomonomics)

It’s amazing what a fat green wick can do. In just 30 minutes on Thursday, bitcoin rose by $1,000, sparking ear-to-ear smiles and mass euphoria throughout the crypto space. In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, we explore the ramifications of the BTC breakout plus a whole lot more. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto […]

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Kindred Spirits: Why Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 04:00

Kindred Spirits: Why Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO Wednesday in New York, Kik gathered up the strongest believers in its plan to create a new revenue model for services online using its kin token.

Kindred Spirits: These Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 04:00

Kindred Spirits: These Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO Wednesday in New York, Kik gathered up the strongest believers in its plan to create a new revenue model for services online using its kin token.

Why Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 04:00

Why Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO Wednesday in New York, Kik gathered up the strongest believers in its plan to create a new revenue model for services online using its kin token.

Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 13. 04:00

Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO Wednesday in New York, Kik gathered up the strongest believers in its plan to create a new revenue model for services online using its kin token.

The Challenge of Conforming Crypto to the Language of Regulation – or Vice Versa

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 03:00

The Challenge of Conforming Crypto to the Language of Regulation – or Vice Versa

An often overlooked hurdle in the formulation of legislative apparatus for cryptocurrency is the challenge of adapting cryptocurrency to the classifications and language of financial regulations. Also Read: Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law Language Barrier Between Regulators and Crypto Community A recent article authored by Jonathan Chester, the chief executive officer of Bitwage, […]

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Luxury Pen Manufacturer Ancora1919 Offers Bitcoin and Ethereum Fountain Pens

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 13. 01:01

Luxury Pen Manufacturer Ancora1919 Offers Bitcoin and Ethereum Fountain Pens

Ancora1919, an Italian company that has produced luxury pens since the early 20th century, has announced that it will soon accept pre-production orders for limited edition Ethereum pens. The company also sells limited number of bitcoin pens. Also Read: Markets Update: BTC Price Jumps Over $1000 in Less Than an Hour Italian Pen Manufacturer Reveals ETH […]

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Bitmex Research: We Doubt Ethereum’s Ability to Reduce Reliance on PoW

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 23:30

Bitmex Research: We Doubt Ethereum’s Ability to Reduce Reliance on PoW

The proposed and upcoming changes to the operation of the ethereum cryptocurrency have been a matter of debate recently, with questions like employing ASIC resistance mining, capping and others splitting the community. Now an outside party is also taking issue with the concept of ethereum shifting away from PoW. Also Read: Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency […]

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Nchain to Offer Smart Contract Patents Exclusively to the Bitcoin Cash Community

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 21:30

Nchain to Offer Smart Contract Patents Exclusively to the Bitcoin Cash Community

According to the blockchain firm Nchain and its CEO Jimmy Nguyen, the company has secured its first approved patent recognized by the European Patent Office. The patent involves an invention that provides a method for an automated management and blockchain-enforced smart contracts. Also Read: Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund   Blockchain Firm Nchain Gets an […]

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Digital Asset Taps Former JP Morgan Exec for ASX Project

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 21:01

Digital Asset Taps Former JP Morgan Exec for ASX Project Digital Asset has hired Stewart Cowan to work on its clearing and settlement blockchain system for the Australian Securities Exchange.

Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 20:10

Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest An Australian tech company recommissioned an old coal power plant to provide cheap energy for cryptocurrency mining.

Long Blockchain Corp Receives Delisting Determination From Nasdaq

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 19:55

Long Blockchain Corp Receives Delisting Determination From Nasdaq

Long Blockchain Corp., the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp., has announced that it has received a delisting determination from Nasdaq. The U.S.-based company made headlines in December after its name change triggered a 432% gain in the price of its shares over the course of a single day. Also Read: Bitcoin in […]

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Bank of America Sees Blockchain As Way to Replace Internal Ledgers

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 19:00

Bank of America Sees Blockchain As Way to Replace Internal Ledgers A newly released Bank of America patent application proposes securing health records on a permissioned blockchain.

Bank of America Envisions Blockchain As Internal Ledger

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 19:00

Bank of America Envisions Blockchain As Internal Ledger A newly released Bank of America patent application proposes securing health records on a permissioned blockchain.

Malta Succeeds in Attracting Another Cryptocurrency Exchange, Okex

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 18:05

Malta Succeeds in Attracting Another Cryptocurrency Exchange, Okex

The Maltese government’s plan to bring more international cryptocurrency business to booster the local economy, by positioning itself as a hospitable jurisdiction within the EU, appears to be paying off. Following Binance moving to the island just last month, Malta has now succeeded in attracting yet another exchange, Okex. Also Read: Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency […]

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Malta Attracts Cryptocurrency Exchange Okex

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 18:05

Malta Attracts Cryptocurrency Exchange Okex

The Maltese government’s plan to bring more international cryptocurrency business to booster the local economy, by positioning itself as a hospitable jurisdiction within the EU, appears to be paying off. Following Binance moving to the island just last month, Malta has now succeeded in attracting yet another exchange, Okex. Also Read: Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency […]

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CabbageTech CEO Concedes in CFTC Crypto Fraud Suit

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 17:50

CabbageTech CEO Concedes in CFTC Crypto Fraud Suit CabbageTech CEO Patrick McDonnell has ceased his fight with the CFTC, potentially affirming the regulator's power to oversee cryptos as commodities.

Markets Update: BTC Price Jumps Over $1000 in Less Than an Hour

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 17:07

Markets Update: BTC Price Jumps Over $1000 in Less Than an Hour

The price of bitcoin and a wide range of other digital assets have seen some significant gains today. Earlier during the morning trading sessions (EDT) BTC/USD markets spiked over $1,000 in less than 60 minutes gaining 10 percent and reaching a high of $8,060 per coin. Following the phenomenal jump in value, buyers met some […]

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NY Regulator Argues BitLicense Regulation Boosted Businesses

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 16:30

NY Regulator Argues BitLicense Regulation Boosted Businesses Maria Vullo highlighted the state's early involvement in cryptocurrency. But many think New York's BitLicense desperately needs an overhaul.

Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Mining Operations During Winter

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 15:55

Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Mining Operations During Winter

The migration of cryptocurrency miners to hydro-power abundant Quebec has been received cautiously lately, following an initial period over-exuberance on the part of local officials. The future for Quebec’s mining industry has since encountered a number of hurdles, from the province’s ability to supply power during the dry winter season to the often overlooked environmental […]

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Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Cryptocurrency Mining Operations During Winter

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 15:55

Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Cryptocurrency Mining Operations During Winter

The migration of cryptocurrency miners to hydro-power abundant Quebec has been received cautiously lately, following an initial period over-exuberance on the part of local officials. The future for Quebec’s mining industry has since encountered a number of hurdles, from the province’s ability to supply power during the dry winter season to the often overlooked environmental […]

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Russian Police Arrest Two for Illegal Crypto Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 15:35

Russian Police Arrest Two for Illegal Crypto Mining Russian police have reportedly apprehended two suspects in connection with an illegal crypto mining farm.

Indian Crypto Exchanges Strategize to Challenge RBI Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 14:25

Indian Crypto Exchanges Strategize to Challenge RBI Crackdown

Indian crypto exchanges are devising strategies to challenge and respond to the Reserve Bank of India’s order to prohibit banks from servicing businesses dealing in cryptocurrencies. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO of a leading Indian exchange Unocoin, to find out more details. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Going International […]

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IT Giant Tech Mahindra Joins India's Early Blockchain 'Bulls'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 13:30

IT Giant Tech Mahindra Joins India's Early Blockchain 'Bulls' Blockchain startup ChromaWay and India-based Tech Mahindra have partnered to bring new solutions to the Indian market.

Cryptocurrency Is the Main Income for 12% of Russian Crypto Users

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 13:10

Cryptocurrency Is the Main Income for 12% of Russian Crypto Users

Cryptocurrency is the main source of income for 12% of Russian speaking crypto users, according to a new survey. More than 90% of the respondents say they want to use digital coins as a means of payment, and a quarter of those interviewed are already doing that. 40% of the participants view cryptos like bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Breakout: Price Jumps $1K in 60 Minutes

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 12:40

Bitcoin Breakout: Price Jumps $1K in 60 Minutes Bitcoin rallied over $1,000 in an hour this morning, having spent a better part of the last two weeks trading sideways.

Carbon 'Stablecoin' Project Raises $2 Million in Seed Round

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 12:00

Carbon 'Stablecoin' Project Raises $2 Million in Seed Round Cryptocurrency startup Carbon has raised $2 million in seed funding, the company revealed to CoinDesk, Thursday.

Moody's: Blockchain Could Save US Mortgage Industry $1 Billion

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 12:00

Moody's: Blockchain Could Save US Mortgage Industry $1 Billion Blockchain could boost efficiency and cut costs in a housing sector that's due for a digital overhaul, says Moody's.

Pakistan’s Urdubit Exchange Shuts Down After Crypto Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 11:55

Pakistan’s Urdubit Exchange Shuts Down After Crypto Ban

Urdubit, a leading Pakistani bitcoin exchange, has closed down permanently. The news came after the central bank of Pakistan announced a ban on dealings with cryptocurrencies. The trading platform urged customers to withdraw their funds “as fast as possible”. Its team confirmed on social media its operations had been suspended due to the prohibition of […]

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Santander Launching Blockchain Payment App This Week

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 11:10

Santander Launching Blockchain Payment App This Week Banking giant Santander Group is reportedly launching a blockchain-based application for cross-border foreign exchange on Friday. 

Santander to Launch Ripple Payment App This Week

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 11:10

Santander to Launch Ripple Payment App This Week Banking giant Santander Group is reportedly launching a blockchain-based application for cross-border foreign exchange on Friday. 

$7.5K Ahead? Bitcoin Price Charts Hint at Bull Move

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 10:30

$7.5K Ahead? Bitcoin Price Charts Hint at Bull Move Although still stuck in a narrow range, bitcoin could rise back toward $7,500 in the next 24 hours, the technical charts indicate

Blockchain Startup Kadena Raises $12 Million in SAFT Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 10:00

Blockchain Startup Kadena Raises $12 Million in SAFT Sale Blockchain startup Kadena has raised $12 million for its upcoming Chainweb protocol.

JP Morgan Chase Hit With Million Dollar Class Action Crypto Lawsuit

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 09:55

JP Morgan Chase Hit With Million Dollar Class Action Crypto Lawsuit

The largest bank in the United States, JP Morgan Chase, found itself the subject of a federal class action lawsuit this week. The complaint alleges that after hindering customers from buying cryptocurrencies, the bank charged enthusiasts extra fees and higher interest rates. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama JP Morgan Chase Subject of […]

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PR: Gamble.io Weighs in on Another High – Flying Gambling Operator

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 09:30

PR: Gamble.io Weighs in on Another High – Flying Gambling Operator

12th of April - The leading Bitcoin & crypto gambling site Gamble.io has completed its review on Cloudbet. Cloudbet is known as one of the top destinations for Bitcoin-based sports betting.

The review revealed that Cloudbet's solid reputation is no fluke. The company's sportsbook department has done a great job covering almost every sport under the sun - and with surprisingly high betting limits. "We were extremely happy to see their high betting limits, which cater to high rollers better than any crypto sportsbook out there," spokesperson of Gamble.io Matt Beardsley highlights.

The online casino at Cloudbet is almost as

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Police Abruptly Halt Chinese Blockchain Conference

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 09:10

Police Abruptly Halt Chinese Blockchain Conference A blockchain-themed conference in Shanghai was suspended by police on Thursday for so-far unclear reasons.

Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 08:55

Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are intriguing because they are very different from the traditional financial systems we use today. One particular subject people have pondered is whether or not bitcoin complies with the religious law that forms a part of Islamic tradition — otherwise known as Shariah Law. This week a microfinance firm based in Indonesia, Blossom Finance, […]

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The Anti-ASIC Revolt: Just How Far Will Crypto's Hardware War Go?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 08:30

The Anti-ASIC Revolt: Just How Far Will Crypto's Hardware War Go? The arrival of more powerful mining hardware is splitting sentiment in major cryptocurrencies, with users taking sides over how best to respond.

The Anti-ASIC Revolt: Just How Far Will Crypto's War On Miners Go?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 08:30

The Anti-ASIC Revolt: Just How Far Will Crypto's War On Miners Go? The arrival of more powerful mining hardware is splitting sentiment in major cryptocurrencies, with users taking sides over how best to respond.

How Far Will Crypto's War On Miners Go?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 08:30

How Far Will Crypto's War On Miners Go? The arrival of more powerful mining hardware is splitting sentiment in major cryptocurrencies, with users taking sides over how best to respond.

BitFlyer Exchange Toughens User Verification Amid Watchdog Scrutiny

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 08:00

BitFlyer Exchange Toughens User Verification Amid Watchdog Scrutiny Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer says it will revise its know-your-customer procedures after criticism from a financial regulator.

Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining Participants

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 07:40

Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining Participants

This week the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed to the public that it plans to enforce securities regulations against cloud mining operations. According to the SEC’s statement, the regulatory agency believes these types of contracts should be defined as “securities.” Also read: ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce Philippines Securities and Exchange […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Winter Is Almost Over

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 06:41

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Winter Is Almost Over

Could this year’s crypto winter be nearing an end? That’s the opinion of some experts, and while bullish predictions are easy to come by, there are signs that a thaw could be underway. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we examine the market forecast for the weeks ahead. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Buy the Rumor, […]

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Search Giant Baidu Unveils Blockchain Stock Photo Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 06:00

Search Giant Baidu Unveils Blockchain Stock Photo Platform Chinaese search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.

Search Giant Baidu Unveils Blockchain Photo Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 06:00

Search Giant Baidu Unveils Blockchain Photo Platform Chinaese search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.

Blockchains Alone Won’t Fix the Facebook Problem

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 12. 04:00

Blockchains Alone Won’t Fix the Facebook Problem The root problem of social media is centralization of control over data. The ideas that underpin blockchain tech offer glimpses of a path forward.

The Number of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Has Exploded

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 03:01

The Number of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Has Exploded

In bitcoin’s earliest days, you could count the number of cryptocurrency exchanges on two hands: Mt Gox, Bitstamp, Btc-e, Vircurex and a handful of others, as well as P2P exchange Localbitcoins. Today, the landscape has changed dramatically. There are now over 500 exchanges to choose from – and that number is growing with every passing […]

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Scam Round-Up: Asian Investment Schemes and Snail Mail Extortion

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 01:34

Scam Round-Up: Asian Investment Schemes and Snail Mail Extortion

Unfortunately, as with any industry, scams of all shapes and sizes persist within the cryptocurrency sector. This past week has seen a Filipino couple arrested after amassing over $17 million USD through a bitcoin investment scam, and protests held outside the office of a Vietnamese company that swindled $660 through two multi-level marketing (MLM) initial […]

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Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 12. 00:00

Australia’s Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Traditional Australian investors have gotten a new alternative for investing in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. A publicly listed firm has launched a fund focusing on the field. Additionally, Digitalx has created a new educational video platform about cryptocurrency. Also Read: Australia’s Blockbid Exchange Granted Cryptocurrency License by Austrac Digitalx Investments Digitalx Ltd (ASX: DCC), […]

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Crypto Tax Support Is Coming Slowly to India

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 23:59

Crypto Tax Support Is Coming Slowly to India A partnership finds two India-based startups seeking to provide tools to crypto users who may need to report gains and losses on their 2018 taxes.

How an OTC Bitcoin Scammer Almost Stole $600 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 22:30

How an OTC Bitcoin Scammer Almost Stole $600 Million

OCT trading involves high value deals that can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Whales want privacy and zero slippage, which isn’t possible on a cryptocurrency exchange, while buyers want large quantities of bitcoins at below market rates. It’s an arrangement that suits both parties, but for it to work, trust is essential […]

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The Winklevoss Brothers Just Won a Crypto Patent

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 22:00

The Winklevoss Brothers Just Won a Crypto Patent A company owned by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss has won a crypto-related patent.

Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 21:00

Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme

A major Sao Paulo institution is launching what has been reported as Brazil’s first Master’s degree in cryptofinance. The course comes amid an increasing embracement of virtual currencies on the part of the Brazilian universities, with themes pertinent to cryptocurrency increasingly being incorporated into mainstream tertiary finance studies. Also Read: FSA Study Reveals 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency […]

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Nasdaq to Delist Long Blockchain After Appeal Fails

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 20:35

Nasdaq to Delist Long Blockchain After Appeal Fails Shares of the beverage manufacturer that pivoted to cryptocurrency will no longer trade on the Nasdaq, beginning Thursday.

Nasdaq Exchange to Delist Long Blockchain Stock

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 20:35

Nasdaq Exchange to Delist Long Blockchain Stock Shares of the beverage manufacturer that pivoted to cryptocurrency will no longer trade on the Nasdaq, beginning Thursday.

Lawsuit Alleges JPMorgan Chase Overcharged Crypto Buyers

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 19:24

Lawsuit Alleges JPMorgan Chase Overcharged Crypto Buyers An Idaho resident has sued the bank on behalf of "hundreds or thousands" of affected cryptocurrency investors.

Caribbean Nations Introduce Crypto Payments in the Travel Industry

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 18:59

Caribbean Nations Introduce Crypto Payments in the Travel Industry

The Caribbean Tourism Organization is going to introduce cryptocurrency payments for tourism services and products offered in the region. In partnership with a local company, CTO wants to implement crypto-based merchant applications in the travel industry and other related sectors. Another goal is to further integrate the region’s economies through more cryptocurrency transactions. Also read: […]

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Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 18:40

Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund Ripple has invested $25 million of its XRP token into a fund created by notable industry venture capital firm Blockchain Capital.

Corporations Bypassing Korean ICO Regulations With Overseas Subsidiaries

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 17:55

Corporations Bypassing Korean ICO Regulations With Overseas Subsidiaries

Major corporations in South Korea are increasingly establishing cryptocurrency subsidiaries and launching initial coin offerings outside of the country due to prohibitive regulations. They are seeking opportunities in countries like Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, and Gibraltar. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Regulations Driving Away Businesses An increasing number of corporations in […]

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EU Agencies to Offer €100K Prize at Blockchain Hackathon

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 17:30

EU Agencies to Offer €100K Prize at Blockchain Hackathon The EU Commission and the EU Intellectual Property Office will host a hackathon to explore blockchain use cases for intellectual property protection.

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 16:45

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported A team that conducted two token sales involving thousands of investors has gone dark.

Bithumb’s Revenue Last Year Jumps 171-Fold Compared to 2016

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 16:30

Bithumb’s Revenue Last Year Jumps 171-Fold Compared to 2016

According to local reports, the South Korean exchange Bithumb has released the firm’s 2017 revenue and the exchange made 171 times more than the previous year. Also read: Japan Revises Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Bithumb’s revenue has increased 171-fold One of South Korea’s largest digital asset trading platforms has seen an increase in revenue that […]

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EOS Leads Pack As Top 10 Cryptos See Price Upticks

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 15:41

EOS Leads Pack As Top 10 Cryptos See Price Upticks Prices for the largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization have risen during Wednesday's trading session.

Bittrex Exchange is Back! Annnnnnd It’s Gone Again

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 15:29

Bittrex Exchange is Back! Annnnnnd It’s Gone Again

After nearly four months of being purposefully offline, popular crypto exchange Bittrex announced its reboot, complete with a new website. Within an hour, the company had to once again cease onboarding customers. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama Bittrex Reemerges Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara explained, “We’ve spent the past four years building […]

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A Q2 Price Boost? History Is On Bitcoin's Side

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 15:00

A Q2 Price Boost? History Is On Bitcoin's Side A study of historical bitcoin data makes a strong case in favor of the bulls for Q2 2018.

22 European Nations Form New Blockchain Partnership

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 13:30

22 European Nations Form New Blockchain Partnership Over 20 European countries have jointly established a new blockchain group to share technical and regulatory expertise.

The Wait for Grams: Why Telegram Might Just Cancel Its Public ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 12:45

The Wait for Grams: Why Telegram Might Just Cancel Its Public ICO The first leaks about Telegram Open Network's "grams" token indicated a $600M public sale. Today, insiders say the public will get no sale at all.

Taiwan Moves to Capture Bitcoin Under Money Laundering Laws

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 12:00

Taiwan Moves to Capture Bitcoin Under Money Laundering Laws The government of Taiwan has moved a step closer to regulating bitcoin under existing anti-money laundering (AML) rules.

Cloud Mining Contracts Are Securities, Says Philippines SEC

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 11:00

Cloud Mining Contracts Are Securities, Says Philippines SEC The Philippines securities watchdog has warned that it will regulate cryptocurrency cloud mining contracts under existing securities rules.

Trapped Below $7K: Is Bitcoin Prepping for a Big Breakout?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 10:05

Trapped Below $7K: Is Bitcoin Prepping for a Big Breakout? Bitcoin continues to trade sideways in an increasingly tight range, but could be setting up for a major move in either direction.

PR: Crypto with Mobile Mining App Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 09:30

PR: Crypto with Mobile Mining App Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

CRED (CX) is a new state of the art universal cryptocurrency with its own mobile app that is dedicated to supporting renewable energy and solving the pesky issues posed by other cryptocurrencies.

Denver, CO. April 2018. A new unique cryptocurrency is set to introduce a historic chapter in the digital currency space. For the first time it will not just be about an investment—rather, it’s an “investment with a purpose.” Titled as “CRED” with CX as the ticker, the state-of-the-art cryptocurrency is on a futuristic mission to support GREEN energy and provides app-based mobile mining.

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Bank of England Eyes Regulatory Oversight of Private Blockchain Data

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 09:02

Bank of England Eyes Regulatory Oversight of Private Blockchain Data The Bank of England is examining how to maintain data privacy over a DLT network while still allowing a regulatory window into transactions.

Bank of England Eyes Private Blockchain Oversight

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 09:00

Bank of England Eyes Private Blockchain Oversight The Bank of England is examining how to maintain data privacy over a DLT network while still allowing a regulatory window into transactions.

Bitcoin Hodlers Be Like…

bitcoinful

2018. Apr. 11. 08:52

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Blockchain Startup Protocol Labs Launches $5M Research Grant Program

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 08:02

Blockchain Startup Protocol Labs Launches $5M Research Grant Program Protocol Labs, the company behind Filecoin and other projects, has announced a research grant program worth $5 million initially.

Filecoin Creators Launch $5 Million Crypto Grant Program

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 08:00

Filecoin Creators Launch $5 Million Crypto Grant Program Protocol Labs, the company behind Filecoin and other projects, has announced a research grant program worth $5 million initially.

Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto, ICO Services In Policy Update

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 07:00

Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto, ICO Services In Policy Update Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce site has updated its list of prohibited goods and services on the platform, which now includes those related to cryptos.

Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto and ICOs in Policy Update

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 07:00

Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto and ICOs in Policy Update Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce site has updated its list of prohibited goods and services on the platform, which now includes those related to cryptos.

Australia’s Blockbid Exchange Granted Cryptocurrency License by Austrac

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 06:00

Australia’s Blockbid Exchange Granted Cryptocurrency License by Austrac

Blockbid is now registered with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac). This makes it only the third company granted permission to legally operate as a cryptocurrency exchange in Australia since new regulations came about last week. Also Read: Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes Cyber Insurance Austrac has approved an application […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 04:35

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, your daily roundup of crypto news, we take a look at the best performing coins of the last 24 hours. Can they sustain their momentum, or is it a classic case of “Buy on the rumor, sell on the news?” Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Breakouts and Fakeouts […]

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Bitcoin Dust: How to Tell If You Have It And Why You Should Get Rid of It

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 04:00

Bitcoin Dust: How to Tell If You Have It And Why You Should Get Rid of It It's time to get rid of your bitcoin "dust," some developers argue. CoinDesk explains why.

Bitcoin Dust: What It Is and Why You Should Get Rid of It

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 04:00

Bitcoin Dust: What It Is and Why You Should Get Rid of It It's time to get rid of your bitcoin "dust," some developers argue. CoinDesk explains why.

India Bitcoin Caper: 10 Cops Busted Over Kidnapping and Extortion

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 03:30

India Bitcoin Caper: 10 Cops Busted Over Kidnapping and Extortion

According to Indian media, eleven people were involved in a kidnapping and bitcoin extortion ring, and of the accused ten are police officers, including an Inspector. Three victims were abducted and beaten until they allegedly gave up 200 bitcoin worth over one million dollars USD. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama Police Arrested […]

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Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already Popping

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 11. 02:00

Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already Popping In an analytical note, Bank of America researchers called bitcoin one of the greatest bubbles in history.

FSA Study Reveals 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Traders in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 01:55

FSA Study Reveals 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Traders in Japan

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has been investigating a variety of cryptocurrency trading platforms to make sure they are following Japan’s digital currency regulatory policy. Just recently the FSA published a report stemming from their investigations that reveals a lot of statistics about how many cryptocurrency traders reside in Japan, and other types of […]

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Ledger Wallet Users Unable to Access BCH Accounts for Over 24 Hours

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 11. 00:15

Ledger Wallet Users Unable to Access BCH Accounts for Over 24 Hours

According to reports, bitcoin cash users are frustrated with the Ledger hardware wallet as users have complained they cannot access their accounts. The firm’s chief technical officer, Nicolas Bacca, explained on Reddit forums that the team was still investigating the matter. Also Read: Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes Ledger Wallet BCH Accounts […]

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Poles Protest Unfair Taxation of Crypto Incomes and Profits

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 23:20

Poles Protest Unfair Taxation of Crypto Incomes and Profits

A decision by the Polish government to tax crypto transactions, even those that do not return profit, has provoked discontent among traders in the country. The local crypto community has decided to protest against the official stance of the Finance Ministry with an online petition which is gathering support. Taxes on crypto-related income in Poland […]

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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Denounces Fund Freeze Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 21:30

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Denounces Fund Freeze Claims Bitfinex is pushing back against reports that Polish authorities froze $400 million of its funds.

Bitfinex Denies Money Laundering Claims After 'Internal Investigation'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 21:30

Bitfinex Denies Money Laundering Claims After 'Internal Investigation' Bitfinex is pushing back against reports that Polish authorities froze $400 million of its funds.

Bear Market 'Largely Over,' Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 20:20

Bear Market 'Largely Over,' Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Claims Cryptocurrency fund manager Timothy Enneking believes all factors impacting the market have been priced in, and it should soon rebound.

Bear Market 'Largely Over,' Crypto Fund Manager Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 20:20

Bear Market 'Largely Over,' Crypto Fund Manager Claims Cryptocurrency fund manager Timothy Enneking believes all factors impacting the market have been priced in, and it should soon rebound.

Ledger Wallet Users Can't Access Their Bitcoin Cash

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 19:20

Ledger Wallet Users Can't Access Their Bitcoin Cash Ledger hardware wallet users are still unable to access their bitcoin cash.

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 18:00

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking' The UK National Cyber Security Centre highlighted the rising number of browser apps which force computers to mine cryptocurrencies in a new report.

Automated Telegram Bots Are Swamping Crypto Groups and Taking Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 17:55

Automated Telegram Bots Are Swamping Crypto Groups and Taking Tokens

We were warned that robots would take our jobs. Now that the future is here, the reality is more mundane, but no less terrifying: the bots are here to take our tokens. Automated bots are swamping ICO groups on Telegram and helping themselves to a share of the tokens being discussed, while other bots are […]

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PR: ORS GROUP’s First Reservation Contract for Authorized Communities Proves an International Hit within Crypto Community

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 17:30

PR: ORS GROUP’s First Reservation Contract for Authorized Communities Proves an International Hit within Crypto Community

irst Reservation Contract generates 2,500 ETH within a week

London -- Since becoming live, ORS GROUP’s first Reservation Contract has successfully generated vast national interest, welcoming Italian entrepreneurs, developers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to their rapidly expanding global network of authorized communities.

For over 20 years the company has delivered sophisticated software solutions using proprietary Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics algorithms, saving its clients over $1 billion yearly. Their large international client base includes that of Fortune 2000 enterprises and encompasses industries within retail, energy, finance, and manufacturing. ORS GROUP now intends to share their wealth of algorithms on the Blockchain, and build upon their global community that is already approaching 8,000 members, and expeditiously continues to grow.

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Crypto Exchange Bittrex Is Taking New Customers Again

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 17:00

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Is Taking New Customers Again Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex began accepting new users today after temporarily halting registrations last December.

Europol Nabs 11 in Crypto Drug Money Laundering Case

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 16:30

Europol Nabs 11 in Crypto Drug Money Laundering Case Europol has shut down an alleged drug trafficking operation that used cryptocurrencies to launder money from Spain to Colombia.

Blockchain Is 'Going Mainstream' Says European Commission Official

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 15:35

Blockchain Is 'Going Mainstream' Says European Commission Official European Commission vice president Andrus Ansip stressed the need for governments and private firms to invest in blockchain technology.

Japan Revises Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 15:10

Japan Revises Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Japanese financial regulator has revised its rules and procedures for registering cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck and the inspections that revealed many inadequate security measures of multiple exchanges. The regulator says its aim is to rebuild the crypto industry. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Strengthening Exchange […]

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Indian Government Think Tank Trials Blockchain to Combat Fake Meds

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 14:30

Indian Government Think Tank Trials Blockchain to Combat Fake Meds An Indian government think tank is working on a blockchain solution aimed to combat the country's roaring counterfeit drugs trade.

Below $400: 'Death Cross' Hits Ether But Damage May Be Done

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 14:00

Below $400: 'Death Cross' Hits Ether But Damage May Be Done Ether will likely shrug off today's lagging "death cross" indicator and could even rise toward $475.

US Authorities Charge Backpage.com Operators with Laundering $500 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 13:10

US Authorities Charge Backpage.com Operators with Laundering $500 Million

US authorities have accused the operators of Backpage.com of earning $500 million in prostitution-related revenue since the site’s establishment, and allegedly converting some of these proceeds into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as part of their money laundering efforts. Also Read: Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes The Dominant Marketplace for Commercial Sex The […]

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'Big Four' Firm Deloitte Appoints New Head of Blockchain Services

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 13:01

'Big Four' Firm Deloitte Appoints New Head of Blockchain Services Deloitte has announced Linda Pawczuk as its new blockchain lead, following the departure of Eric Piscini from the role.

Crypto Portfolio Tracker Raises $1.5 Million in Funding

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 13:00

Crypto Portfolio Tracker Raises $1.5 Million in Funding Cryptocurrency investment management startup CoinTracker has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from some heavyweight investors.

Golem Arrives: One of Ethereum's Most Ambitious Apps Is Finally Live

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 12:30

Golem Arrives: One of Ethereum's Most Ambitious Apps Is Finally Live A long-awaited ICO project for allowing people to get paid for their extra CPU power launched on ethereum's mainnet today.

What You Don't Know About Crypto Taxes Can Hurt You

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 12:00

What You Don't Know About Crypto Taxes Can Hurt You There has been no new cryptocurrency tax guidance from the IRS since 2014. Consequently, few investors fully understand how to treat 2017 gains.

23 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Self-Regulate, 10 Opt-Out

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 11:30

23 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Self-Regulate, 10 Opt-Out

The need for cryptocurrency self-regulation in South Korea is rising as banks still refuse to issue new virtual accounts for most crypto exchanges. The Korean Blockchain Association is preparing self-regulatory standards. Thirty-three exchanges were asked to undergo a review; twenty-three agreed but ten refused, according to local media. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

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China Needs Better Regulation for Blockchain Growth, Experts Say

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 11:00

China Needs Better Regulation for Blockchain Growth, Experts Say Industry experts spoke of the need for regulations and standards to boost blockchain growth at a Chinese event on Tuesday.

Rangebound: Bitcoin Bulls Need Break Above $7.5K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 10:00

Rangebound: Bitcoin Bulls Need Break Above $7.5K Bitcoin lacks clear bias today, but a decisive session in either direction would likely define the trend going forward.

Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 09:58

Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama

Fallout from the $170 million hack earlier this year of the Bitgrail exchange continues to mount, and this time lawyers are involved. A class action lawsuit was announced against Bitgrail’s Nano core development team, seeking damages and a “rescue fork” to recover funds. In response, a group calling itself Nano Foundation fired back, insisting blame […]

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PR: Cryptagio Exchange Launches with 0% Trading Fee and Bonuses in Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 09:30

PR: Cryptagio Exchange Launches with 0% Trading Fee and Bonuses in Tokens

April 10th, Tallinn, Estonia — Cryptagio exchange has officially announced its launch with the support of 7 demanded cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), EOS (EOS), Tron (TRX), VeChain (VEN), OmiseGo (OMG), and Icon (ICX). Within the first month, new users are welcome to try out the exchange’s features with 0% trading fee, as well as receive bonuses in Cryptagio Tokens (CPG).

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China's State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain to Decentralize Data Sharing

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 09:00

China's State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain to Decentralize Data Sharing China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned power utility, is looking to blockchain to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."

China's State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain for Internet of Energy

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 09:00

China's State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain for Internet of Energy China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned power utility, is looking to blockchain to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."

Bank-Backed Hyperledger Is Slowly Opening to ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 08:00

Bank-Backed Hyperledger Is Slowly Opening to ICOs Amidst a broad uptick in interest in crypto tokens, a technology platform built by some of the world's biggest enterprises is adapting to the trend.

3.5 Million Traders: Japan Releases Domestic Cryptocurrency Statistics

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 07:00

3.5 Million Traders: Japan Releases Domestic Cryptocurrency Statistics Japan's Financial Services Agency has published domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time.

Japan Could Have More Than 3 Million Crypto Traders

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 07:00

Japan Could Have More Than 3 Million Crypto Traders Japan's Financial Services Agency has published domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time.

ICE CEO Won't 'Rule Out' Crypto Futures Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 04:00

ICE CEO Won't 'Rule Out' Crypto Futures Launch Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher said cryptocurrency futures contracts may be offered in the future.

14-Year-Old Developer Builds Uncensorable Voting Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 03:58

14-Year-Old Developer Builds Uncensorable Voting Platform

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Alex Pasfield a fourteen-year-old developer who created a new tool called ‘Bitcoin Voice,’ a platform that enables uncensorable voting for subjects within the bitcoin cash community. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Tip Bots Are Making Rounds Across Social Media Bitcoin Voice: A Verifiable Voting Record of Blockchain Users Weighted by Their Transaction […]

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Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan May Seek an IPO in Hong Kong or the US

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 02:30

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan May Seek an IPO in Hong Kong or the US

Securities investors may be able to get more exposure to the bitcoin market soon as one of the leading mining producers, Canaan, is thinking about going public. Everyday people may soon be able to mine cryptocurrency right on their smart TVs, if the company has its way. Also Read: Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin […]

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'Bitcoin Day' Proves Argentina's Crypto Love Is Alive and Well

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 02:00

'Bitcoin Day' Proves Argentina's Crypto Love Is Alive and Well Argentina saw one of its largest-ever bitcoin events last week, one that showcased how it's still a regional leader in promoting the technology.

'Bitcoin Day' Proves Crypto Is Thriving in Argentina

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 02:00

'Bitcoin Day' Proves Crypto Is Thriving in Argentina Argentina saw one of its largest-ever bitcoin events last week, one that showcased how it's still a regional leader in promoting the technology.

Over 50 Teams Enter £5 Million Bitcoin Cash Tokenization Contest

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 10. 00:48

Over 50 Teams Enter £5 Million Bitcoin Cash Tokenization Contest

A great multitude of groups have entered the race to tokenize bitcoin cash (BCH). Developers are energized by a £5 million prize to bring this functionality to the cryptocurrency’s ecosystem, which means we might soon see smart contracts implemented with BCH. Also Read: Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes £5 Million in Bitcoin […]

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Crypto Exchange Gemini to Roll Out Bitcoin and Ether Block Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 00:00

Crypto Exchange Gemini to Roll Out Bitcoin and Ether Block Trading The exchange's new feature will allow institutional investors to place large trades without driving prices up or down.

Gemini to Roll Out Bitcoin and Ether Block Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 10. 00:00

Gemini to Roll Out Bitcoin and Ether Block Trading The exchange's new feature will allow institutional investors to place large trades without driving prices up or down.

Venezuela Approves Decree on the Use of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 22:55

Venezuela Approves Decree on the Use of Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly has approved the decree on the use of cryptocurrencies and the country’s new “oil-backed” currency, after repeatedly declaring the Petro illegal. The new currency began its initial coin offering last month as the Venezuelan president continues to strongly push its use. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 […]

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Coinbase Hires Facebook, Twitter Vet As Communications VP

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 21:45

Coinbase Hires Facebook, Twitter Vet As Communications VP The cryptocurrency exchange's hiring spree continues with the naming of a new vice president of communications.

The @Bitcoin Twitter Account Is Back

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 21:30

The @Bitcoin Twitter Account Is Back

The suspension on Sunday of @Bitcoin, one of the oldest and most popular Twitter accounts, has raised a raft of questions. Suspensions of high profile Twitter accounts are rare and are usually accompanied by some sort of official explanation, with doxxing or harassment usually cited. With no official word on why @Bitcoin was suspended and […]

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500 Startups Backs $500k Seed Round for Stablecoin Project

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 20:41

500 Startups Backs $500k Seed Round for Stablecoin Project Blockchain startup Stably has garnered $500,000 in seed funding to launch its stablecoin.

Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 19:55

Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

On April 6 the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) forked the protocol in order to make the digital asset’s mining ecosystem egalitarian. However, the hard fork has led to the birth of four monero-based blockchain branches all claiming to be the “original monero.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue The […]

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$125 Million Raised in Basecoin SAFT Sale, SEC Filing Shows

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 19:35

$125 Million Raised in Basecoin SAFT Sale, SEC Filing Shows Basecoin developer Intangible Labs raised $125 million in a SAFT sale, SEC filings show.

Korean Crypto Exchange Launching Social Media P2P Payment System

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 18:50

Korean Crypto Exchange Launching Social Media P2P Payment System

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is launching a P2P payment platform for social media including social networking sites and blogs. The exchange is also preparing to sell 12,500 kinds of mobile vouchers from 600 brands. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Social Media Crypto Payment System The second largest crypto […]

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Police Officers Charged in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 18:30

Police Officers Charged in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion Scheme Ten Indian police officials have been charged with kidnapping and attempted extortion after allegedly forcing a victim to transfer 200 bitcoins.

Chile Is Using Ethereum's Blockchain to Track Energy Data

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 18:00

Chile Is Using Ethereum's Blockchain to Track Energy Data The new energy minister has announced a project to commit a number of data sets to the public ledger, where they will be much harder to hack.

PR: Nimses – Crypto That Pays You for Your Time

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 17:30

PR: Nimses – Crypto That Pays You for Your Time

Humanity is facing its biggest challenge since the Ice Age. No jokes. Economical progress, technological expansion and exponential growth made the Earth a comfortable however highly insecure, unstable and exposed place to dwell. Insecurity, instability and exposure derive from the fact that the world is full of strangers melted into one united global society. Glocalization, thus, brings forward dangerous clashes between competing identities on a high speed within a huge scale. To put it simply, human diversity, multiplied by quantity and speed came to be the real threat to global safety. Humanity has to deal with real plurality drama.

Paradoxically, the only solution to the global plurality drama is Singularity. That is the universal state to which global life gravitates. Singularity is the principle of unity applied to the whole human population. The singular system that has already managed to build a technical solution for global plurality crisis is called Nimses. Its technical core is called the Global Treasury. The Global Treasury solves the global insecurity problem by means of the biggest Blockchain of all times. It implies three classical unities: the unity of time, the unity of place, and the unity of action protected by the decentralized control of unprecedented scale.

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Samoa's Central Bank Investigates OneCoin Investment Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 17:00

Samoa's Central Bank Investigates OneCoin Investment Scheme The Central Bank of Samoa is investigating the OneCoin crypto investment scheme and has issued a warning about the business to investors.

Overstock's tZero Unveils Token Trading Platform Prototype

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 16:15

Overstock's tZero Unveils Token Trading Platform Prototype Overstock announced its prototype trading platform on Monday, saying the full product would launch in May.

Remitano Becomes Latest Crypto Company to Introduce BCH Support

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 15:35

Remitano Becomes Latest Crypto Company to Introduce BCH Support

Remitano, an escrowed peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency marketplace and remittance services providers, has recently integrated support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) across its platform. Remitano currently operates in over half a dozen different countries. Also Read: ASIC Resistance Increasingly Hot Topic in Crypto as Monero Forks Bitcoin Cash now Supported by Remitano Seychelles-based peer-to-peer trading platform and […]

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Salesforce Working on Blockchain Product, Says CEO Benioff

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 15:30

Salesforce Working on Blockchain Product, Says CEO Benioff Salesforce is working on a product based on blockchain and cryptocurrency, the cloud computing company's CEO has revealed.

Relief Rally Ahead? Oversold Ether Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 15:00

Relief Rally Ahead? Oversold Ether Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin With a relief rally in the offing, ether could outperform bitcoin in the short-run, according to ETH/BTC technical charts.

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Teams with Wall Street Legend Ranieri

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 14:00

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Teams with Wall Street Legend Ranieri The firm founded by the "father" of mortgage-backed securities has partnered with blockchain startup Symbiont to shake up the mortgage industry.

Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 13:55

Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue

Researchers from Switzerland published a twenty page study on the predictability of bitcoin bubbles, using Metcalfe’s law and Log-Periodic Power Law Singularity (LPPLS), and determined bitcoin’s market capitalization might fall as much as $44 billion, or 35% (at the time of writing), by the end of 2018. Also read: More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge […]

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Dear Students, Everything In Bitcoin's Way Is Your $1 Billion Opportunity

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 13:01

Dear Students, Everything In Bitcoin's Way Is Your $1 Billion Opportunity Blockchain luminaries descended on the University of Pennsylvania's business school in what seemed like a recruiting session for the crypto-ecosystem.

$1 Billion Blockchain Fund Launches with Chinese Government Backing

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 12:35

$1 Billion Blockchain Fund Launches with Chinese Government Backing China now has a new blockchain fund with $1.6 billion available – 30 percent of that backed by the Hangzhou city government.

Normal Tax Rules Apply to Crypto Income, Says South Africa

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 12:00

Normal Tax Rules Apply to Crypto Income, Says South Africa The South African Revenue Service has clarified its stance on the treatment of cryptocurrency tax, saying current rules suffice.

Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 12:00

Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown Expand Bitcoin Business Classes

2018 is shaping up to be the year of bitcoin in academia as more and more institutes for higher education enter the field. The latest example comes from a number of top ranked business schools in the US that are expanding their offering due to student demands. Also Read: Over 16,000 Indians Sign Petition Against […]

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Singapore Plans Blockchain Push to Boost ASEAN Financial Inclusion

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 11:00

Singapore Plans Blockchain Push to Boost ASEAN Financial Inclusion The Singapore government is looking to boost blockchain development in an effort to improve financial inclusion across Southeast Asian countries. 

Singapore Plans Blockchain Push to Boost Financial Inclusion

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 11:00

Singapore Plans Blockchain Push to Boost Financial Inclusion The Singapore government is looking to boost blockchain development in an effort to improve financial inclusion across Southeast Asian countries. 

Bitcoin Teases Bullish Reversal with Rise Above $7K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 10:00

Bitcoin Teases Bullish Reversal with Rise Above $7K Bitcoin is on the rise, but only a move above $7,510 would confirm a bullish trend reversal

Bitcoin Teases Bull Reversal with Rise Above $7K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 10:00

Bitcoin Teases Bull Reversal with Rise Above $7K Bitcoin is on the rise, but only a move above $7,510 would confirm a bullish trend reversal

Bitcoin Cash Tip Bots Are Making Rounds Across Social Media

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 09:55

Bitcoin Cash Tip Bots Are Making Rounds Across Social Media

At the moment, there are a few bitcoin cash (BCH) based tipping bots allowing the transfer of micropayments between Reddit users, Twitter feeds, and Telegram conversations. Over the past few months, the BCH community has been utilizing two micro-tipping bots that can transfer BCH on all three of these platforms. Also Read: ADS Securities Adds […]

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PR: Decentralized Mobile Game Platform BGX Launches ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 09:30

PR: Decentralized Mobile Game Platform BGX Launches ICO

One of the most anticipated token crowdsales is coming this May. BGX - a multi-functional financial platform that will bring the entire economy of mobile games into the age of decentralized effectiveness.

The mobile games market is phenomenal. One of the most technologically adaptive and high spending sectors, it is comprised of over two billion players. By 2020, it will reach the threshold of $60 billion annual revenues. Yet, lack of recent innovation limits the earnings of its participants and threatens to decrease its astounding growth rates. Several critical inefficiencies hold back the full potential of this industry.

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Making the Most of Crypto Mining Tax Breaks

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 09:00

Making the Most of Crypto Mining Tax Breaks From depreciation of rig equipment to a second reporting and tax requirement after mined coins are sold, tax rules for miners can get complicated.

Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange AML Compliance

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 08:10

Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange AML Compliance Three South Korean banks are to be inspected over their compliance with new anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrency exchange accounts.

Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange Connections

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 08:10

Korea to Inspect 3 Banks Over Crypto Exchange Connections Three South Korean banks are to be inspected over their compliance with new anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrency exchange accounts.

Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs Away

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 07:25

Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs Away

Ever since ICO mania exploded in early 2017, Switzerland has served as Europe’s de facto crowdsale launchpad. Financial authorities have welcomed crypto startups, and the likes of Tezos, Mysterium, and Arcblock have all heeded that call. Guidelines laid out by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in February were meant to add clarity for ICOs. […]

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Japanese Regulator Suspends Two Crypto Exchanges Over KYC Failings

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 06:00

Japanese Regulator Suspends Two Crypto Exchanges Over KYC Failings Japan's financial regulator has ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to halt operations for two months due to insufficient KYC procedures.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Twitter Wields the Banhammer

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 05:42

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Twitter Wields the Banhammer

The cryptocurrency space is rarely short of drama, but there’s something about Twitter drama in particular that sets tongues wagging and crypto influencers crossing swords. The suspension of the popular @Bitcoin account on Sunday has sparked furious debate. In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s all that plus some ludicrous claims from new blockchains. […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Twitter Wields the Banhammer – Shuts Down @Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 05:42

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Twitter Wields the Banhammer – Shuts Down @Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency space is rarely short of drama, but there’s something about Twitter drama in particular that sets tongues wagging and crypto influencers crossing swords. The suspension of the popular @Bitcoin account on Sunday has sparked furious debate. In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s all that plus some ludicrous claims from new blockchains. […]

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The Anti-Petro? Zcash Is Throwing Venezuelans a Lifeline

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 04:00

The Anti-Petro? Zcash Is Throwing Venezuelans a Lifeline The creator of zcash has partnered with a startup called AirTM to help Venezuelans turn their inflated local currency into U.S. dollars, undetected.

The Anti-Petro? Zcash Throws Venezuelans a Lifeline

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 04:00

The Anti-Petro? Zcash Throws Venezuelans a Lifeline The creator of zcash has partnered with a startup called AirTM to help Venezuelans turn their inflated local currency into U.S. dollars, undetected.

Bitfinex Introduces Trading for 12 Altcoins Including Tether Competitor

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 02:58

Bitfinex Introduces Trading for 12 Altcoins Including Tether Competitor

Bitfinex has announced the introduction of 12 new ERC-20 tokens. Among the tokens listed is Dai – a stablecoin competitor to Tether. Also Read: First Soros, Now Rockefellers Move into Cryptocurrency Bitfinex Announces Trading Pairs for 12 New Altcoins On April 7th, Bitfinex announced via Medium the introduction of 12 new altcoins on its trading platform. All […]

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Ontario Regulator 'Gathering Information' on Crypto Trading Platforms

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 09. 02:00

Ontario Regulator 'Gathering Information' on Crypto Trading Platforms The province's securities regulator is gathering information after receiving numerous complaints.

South Africa Puts Onus on Taxpayers to Declare All Cryptocurrency Income

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 09. 01:39

South Africa Puts Onus on Taxpayers to Declare All Cryptocurrency Income

The tax authority of South Africa has warned taxpayers in the country against forgetting to report all their cryptocurrency transactions. However, it also presented a framework with a few positive points for those trading cryptocurrencies such as the ability to claim expenses and losses. Also Read: ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple CFDs […]

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Pakistan’s Central Bank Prohibits Crypto Dealings with a Circular

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 23:14

Pakistan’s Central Bank Prohibits Crypto Dealings with a Circular

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a circular on the “prohibition of dealing in virtual currencies”. The measure comes right after a similar move by the central bank of neighboring India. Commercial banks and payment providers have been told to stay away from crypto operations. They should not facilitate transactions of virtual currencies […]

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Bitcoin Forks and Livestock Law? Tax Day 2018 Is a Different Animal

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 08. 22:01

Bitcoin Forks and Livestock Law? Tax Day 2018 Is a Different Animal U.S. income tax treatment of forks is unclear. A conservative approach would be to treat the receipt of new cryptocurrency as taxable ordinary income.

Over 16,000 Indians Sign Petition Against “Irrational” RBI Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 20:35

Over 16,000 Indians Sign Petition Against “Irrational” RBI Crackdown

Cryptocurrency users in India are using the internet to voice their protest over a recent crackdown by the country’s central bank. Instead of allowing it to be stifled, petitioners call on the government to help cultivate the new ecosystem which can benefit India in various ways.    Also Read: ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, […]

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More Communities Join the Legal Action against Crypto Ads Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 18:50

More Communities Join the Legal Action against Crypto Ads Ban

Cryptocurrency associations and businesses from Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Armenia have joined the initiative to sue Internet corporations over restrictions on crypto-related advertisements. The class action lawsuit will be filed in New York. Legal costs will be covered with funds raised through donations to a wallet registered in Estonia.   Also read: Twitter Confirms Restrictions on ICOs […]

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PR: Dynatiq Announces ICO for Their Blockchain Based Domains & Websites Marketplace

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 17:30

PR: Dynatiq Announces ICO for Their Blockchain Based Domains & Websites Marketplace

Dynatiq, a decentralized domain and website marketplace, announces token event starting 25th April 2018. Dynatiq is set to be the backbone of the domain industry.

Dubai, UAE: As of January 1, 2018, a total of global internet users was approximated to be 3,812,564,450 as compared to 3.42 billion that was recorded in 2016. Asia has always been the continent with the highest number of internet users in the world however their recent percentage dropped from 50.1% to 49.7%. Europe has 17.0%. Latin America has 10.4% and Africa has 10%. North American only has 8.2%.

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PBOC Plans to Continue “Rectifying Cryptocurrency Activity” in China

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 17:05

PBOC Plans to Continue “Rectifying Cryptocurrency Activity” in China

Last year the Chinese government cracked down on initial coin offerings (ICO) and stopped all domestic cryptocurrency exchanges from dealing with the renminbi. According to local reports and the central bank’s recent ‘2018 agenda,’ the People’s Bank of China aims to finish what it started in 2017 by “rectifying” all virtual currency operations, introducing new […]

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ASIC Resistance Increasingly Hot Topic in Crypto as Monero Forks

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 15:11

ASIC Resistance Increasingly Hot Topic in Crypto as Monero Forks

Monero, a leading privacy-centric cryptocurrency, has undergone a hard fork in recent days – producing a new Monero chain in addition to the now renamed ‘Monero Classic’. The fork was initiated to protect Monero against mining centralization, as Bitmain had developed ASIC units purpose-built for mining XMR tokens. Also Read: “Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, […]

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Is XRP a Security? That And Other Ripple Debates Explained

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 08. 11:30

Is XRP a Security? That And Other Ripple Debates Explained Ripple has been on a tear this year, but it's popularity is bringing back old debates around what its distributed ledger tech is all about.

Is XRP a Security? Major Ripple Debates Explained

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 08. 11:30

Is XRP a Security? Major Ripple Debates Explained Ripple has been on a tear this year, but it's popularity is bringing back old debates around what its distributed ledger tech is all about.

First Soros, Now Rockefellers Move into Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 10:50

First Soros, Now Rockefellers Move into Cryptocurrency

First, if reports are to be believed, legendary investor George Soros was found to be investing in cryptocurrency. Now, Venrock, a 3 billion USD venture capital firm owned by storied American family, the Rockefellers, have taken to crypto.  Also read: George Soros Is Rumored to Be Investing in Cryptocurrency First Soros, Now Rockefellers’ $3 Billion Firm […]

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Five Steps to Stress-Free Crypto Tax Accounting

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 08. 10:15

Five Steps to Stress-Free Crypto Tax Accounting The prudent individual or business must keep up with regulation and develop a process to organize data related to trading cryptocurrency. Here's how.

5 Steps to Stress-Free Crypto Tax Accounting

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 08. 10:15

5 Steps to Stress-Free Crypto Tax Accounting The prudent individual or business must keep up with regulation and develop a process to organize data related to trading cryptocurrency. Here's how.

PR: Ready, Set, Lend! FinCryption.com Launches Its Secure Crypto Solution at Lendit Fintech USA 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 09:30

PR: Ready, Set, Lend! FinCryption.com Launches Its Secure Crypto Solution at Lendit Fintech USA 2018

With hundreds of billions of USD in the crypto market cap, an historic asset-based lending opportunity exists. Nevertheless, only a handful of companies currently accept crypto as collateral for loans. Why? Crypto security concerns and hack attacks are keeping all but the boldest away. Enter FinCryption and its secure SaaS software suite for lenders. Crypto lending: get ready to go mainstream.

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Bitcoin Prediction Market Fairlay Sees Sizable Volumes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 08:00

Bitcoin Prediction Market Fairlay Sees Sizable Volumes

In the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the concept of prediction markets is a topical subject. There are a few projects in the works hoping to build decentralized prediction markets such as Augur and Hivemind. One particular project, although not fully ‘trustless’ at the moment, Fairlay, has been moving a staggering amount of volume over the past few […]

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Coindcx Launches Indian Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange Amid Regulations

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 05:55

Coindcx Launches Indian Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange Amid Regulations

This week the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, has banned banks from dealing with cryptocurrency businesses. Indian financial institutions have three months to cease doing business with digital asset operations but some of them may stop facilitating INR settlements. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Sumit Gupta the founder and CEO of a new […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Sunday: Stablecoin v Stablecoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Sunday: Stablecoin v Stablecoin

Today’s Bitcoin in Brief provides some leisurely Sunday reading for anyone who has a life to live outside of crypto. We curate the best stories from the past 24 hours and condense them into a daily digest so you can stay in the loop in less time than it takes to boil a kettle. In […]

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Here’s Why Kazakhstan Won’t Ban Mining and Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 02:30

Here’s Why Kazakhstan Won’t Ban Mining and Cryptocurrencies

This is an Op-ed article. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support views, opinions or conclusions drawn in this post. Over the past few days, crypto media have been stirred up by the news that the government of Kazakhstan is considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining. […]

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These Are the Best Performing Cryptocurrencies of 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 08. 01:00

These Are the Best Performing Cryptocurrencies of 2018

Picking a winner in this year’s crypto markets has been a tough task. With assets deprecated across the board, even the best performing coins are in the red. To put it more accurately then, these are the least worst performing cryptocurrencies of 2018. Also read: Eight Ways to Profit in a Crypto Bear Market None of […]

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“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 17:55

“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says

Private digital currencies are better than any state-issued version, admitted a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank. Cryptocurrencies are also less risky, according to Andrea Maechler, member of the central bank’s governing board. Her comments indicate that Switzerland has no intentions to emit a state-sponsored crypto.   Also read: Centralized Cryptoruble Not Possible, Minister […]

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Wendy McElroy: Do Not Passively Nationalize Your Privacy

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Do Not Passively Nationalize Your Privacy

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 2: The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 6: Privacy is a Prerequisite for Human Rights Do Not Passively Nationalize Your Privacy. Chapter 6, Part 7 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would […]

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Tax Paying Americans Owe $25 Billion in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 12:51

Tax Paying Americans Owe $25 Billion in Cryptocurrency

Tax season in the U.S. is here, and many citizens who use or hold cryptocurrencies are clamoring around trying to figure out how to file their capital gains taxes. According to reports from Fundstrat’s analyst Tom Lee, cryptocurrencies represent roughly 20 percent of last years U.S. capital gains. Also Read: Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency Academics […]

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How to Defend Yourself Against Pump-and-Dump Crypto Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 07. 11:00

How to Defend Yourself Against Pump-and-Dump Crypto Scams Until regulators come up with rules to curb pump-and-dump schemes, investors need to be extra cautious so they don’t get taken for a ride.

How to Defend Yourself Against Pump-and-Dumps

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 07. 11:00

How to Defend Yourself Against Pump-and-Dumps Until regulators come up with rules to curb pump-and-dump schemes, investors need to be extra cautious so they don’t get taken for a ride.

More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 10:30

More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge

The cryptocurrency ecosystem was sent abuzz this week as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a report of two new applications for bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca. Will the crypto gods finally answer some enthusiasts’ prayers for mainstream adoption? Also read: Help Wanted! […]

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Hating On Craig Wright Has Become Crypto's Feel-Good Uniting Force

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 07. 10:15

Hating On Craig Wright Has Become Crypto's Feel-Good Uniting Force A developer who's never been shy about claiming he created bitcoin is facing overwhelming backlash from notable crypto industry leaders.

Hating On Craig 'Satoshi' Wright Has United Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 07. 10:15

Hating On Craig 'Satoshi' Wright Has United Crypto A developer who's never been shy about claiming he created bitcoin is facing overwhelming backlash from notable crypto industry leaders.

England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 08:55

England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences

In a statement released 6 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of England attempted to clarify its jurisdiction in the ever-booming cryptocurrency industry. While acknowledging cryptos are “not currently” regulated by the bureau, crypto futures, contracts for difference (CFDs), options, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) do indeed fall under their purview. Furthermore, crypto firms […]

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Two Crypto Exchanges Suspended by Japan’s Financial Regulator

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 07:30

Two Crypto Exchanges Suspended by Japan’s Financial Regulator

The Financial Services Authority of Japan has imposed penalties on three cryptocurrency exchanges following inspections of trading platforms in the country. Two of them have been ordered to suspend operations. Officials are not satisfied with the measures implemented to prevent money laundering and systemic risks.    Also read: CEO of Korean Exchange Coinnest among Four […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Forks and Fights

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 05:40

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Forks and Fights

Bitcoin in Brief is your daily roundup of the stories that matter from the cryptosphere. Drama; in-fighting; hacks; humor; it’s all here. In today’s edition, Vitalik Buterin gets catty, Coinbase meets “coinbase”, and Tim Draper has an audacious suggestion for India. Also read: Help Wanted! Japan Needs Crypto Engineers Coinbase and “coinbase” Are Not the Same […]

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Is Ripple About to Become Another Ethereum?

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 07. 02:30

Is Ripple About to Become Another Ethereum?

For only the second time in its history, an attempt at tokenizing Ripple’s XRP ledger through an initial coin offering (ICO) is being seriously offered by a group not formally associated with the company. It’s an interesting juxtaposition for a project widely believed to be actively separating itself from the messiness of the cryptocurrency world. […]

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Check Out Bitcoin.com’s Exclusive Video Interviews from Satoshi’s Vision Conference

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 23:30

Check Out Bitcoin.com’s Exclusive Video Interviews from Satoshi’s Vision Conference

On March 23-25 in Tokyo Japan, the Satoshi’s Vision Conference took place with a view to promoting the worldwide adoption of bitcoin cash (BCH). The conference was the largest cryptocurrency-infused event to date and hundreds of people visited Tokyo to discuss BCH and on-chain scaling. Also read: Upgrade Time: Bitcoin Cash Plans a 32 MB Hard […]

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Pakistan Bars Banks from Crypto and ICO Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 21:36

Pakistan Bars Banks from Crypto and ICO Trading A long-running cryptocurrency exchange in Pakistan is closing its door following a new advisory from the country's central bank.

Arizona's Crypto Tax Payments Bill Is Being Revamped

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 20:50

Arizona's Crypto Tax Payments Bill Is Being Revamped Arizona's crypto tax bill is still moving forward, despite seeming to have stalled in the Senate last month.

Help Wanted! Japan Needs Crypto Engineers

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 20:00

Help Wanted! Japan Needs Crypto Engineers

The half billion dollar Coincheck exchange hack is still working its way through the ecosystem, carrying implications of all sorts. Rarely mentioned is how, at least in part, the exchange’s problems were due to a lack of crypto engineers in Japan. A dearth of engineering know-how is a perfect recipe for security gaps to be […]

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Crypto and Cannabis Investment Promoter Hit With Cease-and-Desist

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 19:35

Crypto and Cannabis Investment Promoter Hit With Cease-and-Desist The Texas State Securities Board filed an emergency cease and desist against a cryptocurrency and weed investment platform on alleged fraud charges.

Markets Update: BTC and BCH Prices Continue to Slide

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 19:00

Markets Update: BTC and BCH Prices Continue to Slide

Cryptocurrency values are still slumping downwards as they have been for the past three consecutive months. Currently, the overall cryptocurrency market valuation of all 1,500+ digital assets is $248Bn after losing billions over the past few days. BTC/USD markets are below the $7K territory and recently touched a low of $6,510 per coin. Also read: Huobi’s […]

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Crypto Self-Regulation Deemed Likely in South Africa

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 18:00

Crypto Self-Regulation Deemed Likely in South Africa

A “self-regulatory approach” has been mentioned as a likely solution for the South African crypto sector. A non-government body could adopt rules and implement industry standards. The central bank in Pretoria is expected to formulate the policy framework. Also read: Steps towards Self-Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia Premature Regulation Throttles Growth The South African Reserve […]

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India's Exchanges Want to Challenge Central Bank's Crypto Crackdown

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 17:35

India's Exchanges Want to Challenge Central Bank's Crypto Crackdown India's cryptocurrency exchanges plan to fight back against the Reserve Bank's decision to cut them off from financial services.

PR: Ubank Receives Investment from Inventure Partners to Develop a Blockchain Marketplace

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 17:30

PR: Ubank Receives Investment from Inventure Partners to Develop a Blockchain Marketplace

Ubank announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Inventure Partners, a major investment fund specializing in cutting-edge tech projects

The mobile payments app Ubank received funding from Inventure Partners for the further development of Ubcoin Market, a blockchain ecosystem that would allow its users to become crypto investors simply by selling real goods and receiving cryptocurrency in exchange.

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Chainalysis Raises $16Mn – Plans to Monitor Multiple Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 16:55

Chainalysis Raises $16Mn – Plans to Monitor Multiple Blockchains

The blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis has announced it has raised $16 million USD in a Series A funding round from the firm Benchmark. Chainalysis also reveals it will be stretching its monitoring software efforts towards the bitcoin cash network and hopes by the year-end the platform will cover ten different public blockchains. Also read: Russians […]

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Vitalik Opposes Fork to Disable Ethereum ASICs

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 16:35

Vitalik Opposes Fork to Disable Ethereum ASICs The creator of ethereum is coming out against a proposal that would find the network altering its software to defend against powerful new miners.

George Soros Is Rumored to Be Investing in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 15:59

George Soros Is Rumored to Be Investing in Cryptocurrency

Billionaire octogenarian George Soros is reportedly taking an interest in cryptocurrency trading. If true, the move would be a remarkable turnaround for the business magnate, who’s previously been scathing of bitcoin, calling it a bubble and a tool of dictators. Also read: George Soros: Bitcoin is Propped Up by Dictators Soros Eyes an Entry into […]

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India Orders Banks to Drop Cryptos, Studies Issuing its Own Digital Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 15:34

India Orders Banks to Drop Cryptos, Studies Issuing its Own Digital Coin

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, has directed all regulated entities including banks not to provide services to businesses dealing in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. RBI is doing so to protect consumer interest and to slow money laundering, the bank’s press release stressed. RBI also announced formation of an official study […]

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SEC Sues Public Company That Saw Crypto Stock Price Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 15:25

SEC Sues Public Company That Saw Crypto Stock Price Boost A publicly traded company that saw its stock price soar after announcing a crypto startup acquisition has been sued by the SEC.

Verge Stole the Limelight in a Lackluster Week for the Crypto Markets

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 14:15

Verge Stole the Limelight in a Lackluster Week for the Crypto Markets This week, Verge was the best performing cryptocurrency among top 25 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

Bearish Sentiment Pervades Among Bitcoin Analysts

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 13:30

Bearish Sentiment Pervades Among Bitcoin Analysts

Three months since the peak of bitcoin’s meteoric multi-year bull trend, many analysts are predicting a bearish outlook for the BTC markets. Prominent Chinese trader, Zhao Dong, has described bitcoin as exhibiting four-year market cycles that resemble the seasons in a year, forecasting that the “winter” of cryptocurrency will set-in during 2019. Harvard professor, Kenneth […]

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UK Finance Watchdog Issues Warning on Crypto Derivatives

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 13:10

UK Finance Watchdog Issues Warning on Crypto Derivatives The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that firms offering services around crypto derivatives and ICOs "likely" need to be authorized.

Coincheck Accepts Monex Acquisition Bid Which Will Inject It With Billions of Yens

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 12:00

Coincheck Accepts Monex Acquisition Bid Which Will Inject It With Billions of Yens

The team behind the troubled Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has decided to sell the company to one of the largest securities trading companies in the country. Monex will provide much needed capital but will decapitate the exchange and replace its head with a more trusted figure from among its own.   Also Read: Japanese Police […]

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How to Mount a Tax Defense for Unreported Crypto Income

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 11:55

How to Mount a Tax Defense for Unreported Crypto Income Most individuals with unreported cryptocurrency income have options available to mitigate and defend against civil penalties and criminal prosecution.

Monex Confirms Coincheck Exchange Acquisition, Plans Future IPO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 11:15

Monex Confirms Coincheck Exchange Acquisition, Plans Future IPO Japanese online brokerage Monex Group has confirmed a deal to acquire cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, which suffered a major breach in January.

Bitcoin Eyes $6K After Key Resistance Fails to Hold

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 10:30

Bitcoin Eyes $6K After Key Resistance Fails to Hold Bitcoin's retreat from the weekly highs may have set the tone for a drop to $6,000 over the next 24 hours.

Monero Fork Underway In Bid to Block Big Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 10:00

Monero Fork Underway In Bid to Block Big Miners A planned hard fork of privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero has just executed and the community is keenly observing the results.

Upgrade Time: Bitcoin Cash Plans a 32 MB Hard Fork

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 09:50

Upgrade Time: Bitcoin Cash Plans a 32 MB Hard Fork

This week the Bitcoin ABC developers officially announced the much anticipated Bitcoin Cash network hard fork on May 15. In addition to the statement from the development team, the codebase for the client Bitcoin ABC 0.17.0 has also been made available with the newly added consensus rules. Also read: New Karate Combat League Arena Features Bitcoin […]

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PR: Bitcoin Depot – Expands Bitcoin Atm Network to 15 States to Provide Cryptocurrency Access to 85 Million People

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 09:30

PR: Bitcoin Depot – Expands Bitcoin Atm Network to 15 States to Provide Cryptocurrency Access to 85 Million People

Bitcoin ATMs are becoming increasingly popular as the adoption of cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream. They make buying and selling cryptocurrency much more accessible than ever before.

The company leading the way to mainstream adoption is Bitcoin Depot.

Bitcoin Depot has recently installed its 125th ATM, adding to the company`s rapidly growing Bitcoin ATM network. Its convenient physical locations are making a significant impact on cryptocurrency adoption and usage. All Bitcoin Depot ATMs now support Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum which are much quicker to transact with and have lower-fees than Bitcoin. Bitcoin Depot currently provides cryptocurrency access to 85 million in 15 states nationwide.

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ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple CFDs

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 09:05

ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple CFDs

Cryptocurrency CFDs are now a must-have feature for all online retail brokers in order to retain clients judging by the scope of the industry that is adding the instrument. The international brokerage ADS securities is now offering five different cryptocurrencies to its traders.  Also Read: Bitcoin Mules Flood China as OTC Cryptocurrency Trading Flourishes ADS […]

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Most Cryptos Aren't Commodities, Defendants Claim in CFTC Case

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 09:00

Most Cryptos Aren't Commodities, Defendants Claim in CFTC Case Defendants from My Big Coin Pay, which is being sued by the CFTC for fraud, argue that the agency lacks jurisdiction over the case.

SBI Bits Jerry Chan Discusses the Lightning Network and Colored Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 08:05

SBI Bits Jerry Chan Discusses the Lightning Network and Colored Coins

At the Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Japan Bitcoin.com’s Jake Smith interviewed Jerry Chan the lead executive for SBI Group’s fintech arm ‘SBI Bits.’ Chan explains what SBI Bits is involved in and how it had embraced blockchain technology and cryptocurrency solutions. The firm has recently launched a mining pool that’s processing bitcoin cash blocks alongside […]

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Imperfect Pictures: Bitcoin Lightning Images Aren't What They Seem

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 08:00

Imperfect Pictures: Bitcoin Lightning Images Aren't What They Seem People love lightning network visualizers as a way to track the technology's growth, but the images produced might not be as trustworthy as they seem.

Why Bitcoin Lightning Visualizers Aren't Quite What They Seem

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 08:00

Why Bitcoin Lightning Visualizers Aren't Quite What They Seem People love lightning network visualizers as a way to track the technology's growth, but the images produced might not be as trustworthy as they seem.

Hyperblock to Acquire Cryptoglobal for $106m and Create Mining Behemoth

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 07:30

Hyperblock to Acquire Cryptoglobal for $106m and Create Mining Behemoth

The cryptocurrency mining market in North America is facing a major consolidation as one of the biggest players is taking over another. The resulting combined company will be publicly traded and control over 21,000 rigs, consuming 28 MW of power and with an ability to grow to over 90 MW.    Also Read: Bitcoin Mules […]

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New Bitcoin-Only Shop Open in New Hampshire

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 06:26

New Bitcoin-Only Shop Open in New Hampshire

Derrick J. Freeman and Steven Zeiler founded what they claim is the first crypto-only brick and mortar retail establishment in the US, the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe. Visitors pay for merchandise with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. If they don’t have cryptocurrency, the store clerk helps them download and fund their first wallet. They checkout using an […]

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Former Core Developer Mike Hearn Returns for Some Bitcoin Cash Q&A

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 06:01

Former Core Developer Mike Hearn Returns for Some Bitcoin Cash Q&A

On April 5 the former bitcoin core developer Mike Hearn came back to do an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) on the Reddit forum /r/btc. It’s been a while since Hearn has chatted with the bitcoin community, and one could say he left the development scene a few years ago due to the vitriolic strife over the scaling […]

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Spain's Tax Authorities Seek Crypto User Names and Bank Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 06:00

Spain's Tax Authorities Seek Crypto User Names and Bank Accounts The move comes after the Spanish finance ministry called the use of cryptocurrencies in organized crime a "pressing challenge."

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Satoshi’s Birthday and Tezos Turmoil

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Satoshi’s Birthday and Tezos Turmoil

Welcome to the Friday edition of Bitcoin in Brief. The fourth instalment of this new feature from news.Bitcoin.com is the most eclectic yet, encompassing everything from Satoshi Nakamoto’s faux birthday to juicy snippets from the Tezos lawsuit. According to court documents, the project’s co-founder, Kathleen Breitman is a “one woman band”. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief […]

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Mike Hearn: Bitcoin Cash Is Repeating Bitcoin's Mistakes

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 04:00

Mike Hearn: Bitcoin Cash Is Repeating Bitcoin's Mistakes Early bitcoin developer Mike Hearn offered new insights into his outlook on the project and its rival implementations in a Reddit AMA Wednesday.

Centralized Ripple Is Probably a Security Token

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 03:55

Centralized Ripple Is Probably a Security Token

A primary attraction of decentralized cryptocurrencies is that they’re censorship-resistant. The more centralized a coin is, the easier it is for its supply to be controlled. But there’s another problem with overly-centralized cryptocurrencies such as ripple: they risk being classified as a security, which brings all kinds of problems. Also read: Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency […]

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Danske Bank Bans Investments in Cryptocurrency-Related Instruments

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 06. 03:00

Danske Bank Bans Investments in Cryptocurrency-Related Instruments

Leading Danish bank, Danske Bank, has published a document announcing that the company does not wish to “support the investment environment surrounding cryptocurrencies.” Danske bank will “phase out the possibility of” its customers purchasing financial instruments comprising cryptocurrency derivatives. Despite the bank’s concerns pertaining to the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, Danske customers will still be […]

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There's a Facebook Alternative, It's Called Self-Sovereign Identity

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 06. 02:01

There's a Facebook Alternative, It's Called Self-Sovereign Identity The answer to Facebook's fiasco isn’t a new platform. It’s an open standards-based infrastructure that centers on people and fosters a new ecosystem.

BitFlyer Adds Computer Language Co-Creator as Advisor

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 23:00

BitFlyer Adds Computer Language Co-Creator as Advisor Blockchain company bitFlyer has tapped Tom Love to assist with its global expansion and enterprise blockchain initiatives.

Coinbase to Let Users Withdraw Funds from Bitcoin Forks

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 22:00

Coinbase to Let Users Withdraw Funds from Bitcoin Forks Coinbase announced Thursday it would enable customers to withdraw bitcoin forks, though it is not adding any specific assets yet.

Is Every ICO a Fraud? 'Absolutely Not' Says SEC Chief

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 20:16

Is Every ICO a Fraud? 'Absolutely Not' Says SEC Chief U.S. SEC chairman Jay Clayton addressed ICOs and enforcement actions taken against them during a talk at Princeton University.

SEC Chief Touts Benefits of Crypto Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 20:16

SEC Chief Touts Benefits of Crypto Regulation U.S. SEC chairman Jay Clayton addressed ICOs and enforcement actions taken against them during a talk at Princeton University.

Swiss Central Banker: State-Backed Crypto Would Pose 'Incalculable Risks'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 19:00

Swiss Central Banker: State-Backed Crypto Would Pose 'Incalculable Risks' Swiss National Bank Governing Board member Andrea Maechler sees value in blockchain, but argues central banks should stay out of consumer payments.

Japanese Research Group Calls for 'Appropriate' ICO Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 17:30

Japanese Research Group Calls for 'Appropriate' ICO Rules A research group led by members of Japan's private and public sectors called for ICO regulation and published its recommendations in a report today.

Malta Finance Regulator Warns Against Crypto Margin Trading Site

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 16:40

Malta Finance Regulator Warns Against Crypto Margin Trading Site The MFSA issued a warning against Stocksbtc, denying claims that the startup is registered with the regulator and based in Malta.

Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency Academics and Proof-of-Stake

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 16:30

Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency Academics and Proof-of-Stake

At the Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Tokyo, our Bitcoin.com video host Mike Malley chatted with the Cornell CS professor Emin Gün Sirer about on-chain scaling and the Bitcoin Cash network.   Also Read: ABC Developer Amaury Séchet on the Future of Bitcoin Cash The Academic Side of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Solutions Emin Gün Sirer is […]

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RBI Bars Banks From Doing Business With Crypto Firms

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 15:31

RBI Bars Banks From Doing Business With Crypto Firms The Reserve Bank of India announced today that the entities it regulates will be banned from dealing with cryptocurrency.

Korean Police Detain 4 Crypto Exchange Execs Over Alleged Embezzlement

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 15:01

Korean Police Detain 4 Crypto Exchange Execs Over Alleged Embezzlement South Korean police on Thursday detained four executives from two cryptocurrency exchanges over alleged embezzlement.

Hacked Verge Token Takes Price Hit But Bull Outlook Remains

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 14:35

Hacked Verge Token Takes Price Hit But Bull Outlook Remains Privacy-focused cryptocurrency verge has suffered a hack in the last 24 hours, but the charts indicate better times may lie ahead.

Hacked Verge Token Takes A Price Hit

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 14:35

Hacked Verge Token Takes A Price Hit Privacy-focused cryptocurrency verge has suffered a hack in the last 24 hours, but the charts indicate better times may lie ahead.

CEO of Korean Exchange Coinnest among Four Arrested for Fraud

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 14:05

CEO of Korean Exchange Coinnest among Four Arrested for Fraud

South Korean police have arrested four high-ranking representatives of two cryptocurrency exchanges, including Coinnest’s CEO. They were detained on arrest warrants issued after a fraud investigation, prosecutors said. The executives are accused of embezzling funds belonging to customers and may face additional charges. Also read: Three South Korean Crypto Exchanges Raided for Diverting Funds Suspects […]

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Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 14:00

Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance Blockchain startup Chainalysis has today announced a $16 million funding round and a new real-time transaction analysis tool.

An XRP ICO? It's Happening Whether Ripple Likes It or Not

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 13:00

An XRP ICO? It's Happening Whether Ripple Likes It or Not Turns out you can launch an ICO on Ripple's distributed ledger, and one small Brazilian company is ready to test it out.

An XRP ICO? It's On Whether Ripple Likes It or Not

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 13:00

An XRP ICO? It's On Whether Ripple Likes It or Not Turns out you can launch an ICO on Ripple's distributed ledger, and one small Brazilian company is ready to test it out.

IBM Envisions App Testing Powered By Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 12:30

IBM Envisions App Testing Powered By Blockchain A recently released patent filing shows that IBM has dreamed up a blockchain-based system for distributed software application testing.

Iranian Officials Issue Contradictory Statements Regarding Telegram Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 12:24

Iranian Officials Issue Contradictory Statements Regarding Telegram Ban

Telegram’s initial coin offering has been the catalyst of confusion among Iran’s leadership, with conflicting statements regarding a potential ban on Telegram being made by officials. A few days ago, Iranian parliamentarian, Alaeddin Boroujerdi told media that Iran’s “highest level” officials wish to ban Telegram by April 20 due to the app’s monopoly position within […]

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US Crypto Tax Policy Isn't Just Crazy, It's Cruel

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 12:00

US Crypto Tax Policy Isn't Just Crazy, It's Cruel There is something extraordinarily cruel, crazy even, in the IRS’s approach of treating virtual currencies as property for tax purposes.

Electronics Giant Foxconn to Build Sirin Labs' Blockchain Phone

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 11:00

Electronics Giant Foxconn to Build Sirin Labs' Blockchain Phone Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn is to help develop and build a blockchain phone from Sirin Labs, a news report indicates.

Make or Break? Bitcoin Risks Bear Revival Below $6.5K

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 10:00

Make or Break? Bitcoin Risks Bear Revival Below $6.5K A decline in bitcoin prices to $6,400 would turn the market in favor of the bears, technical analysis suggests.

New Local Crypto Street Exchange Shop Trades Bitcoin for Cash in Central Moscow

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 09:45

New Local Crypto Street Exchange Shop Trades Bitcoin for Cash in Central Moscow

A change bureau trading bitcoin has been opened in the Russian capital. According to local media, this is the only currency exchange in Moscow buying and selling cryptos for cash. Lawyers say nothing in the law prohibits this kind of service, and the business is legal.  Also read: Russians Owe 13% Tax on Their Crypto […]

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PR: Smart Contract Template Company Smart Startup Looking to Bring Blockchain to the Masses

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 09:30

PR: Smart Contract Template Company Smart Startup Looking to Bring Blockchain to the Masses

The startup economy is worth trillions of dollars but a large majority of these startups and small businesses do not yet have the resources or access to the technological advancements of blockchain technology and the benefits that smart contracts provide.

UK based Smart Startup Company, founded by social and technology entrepreneur Simon Krystman aims to make it simple for ordinary businesses to benefit from the transparency and security provided by the blockchain, by launching SMRT (Smart Startup Token) contracts. The aim is to create a frictionless trade platform for startups and SMEs.

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Hacked Coincheck Exchange to Accept Takeover Bid, Report Says

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 09:00

Hacked Coincheck Exchange to Accept Takeover Bid, Report Says Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is to accept a takeover offer from online brokerage Monex Group, a news report indicates.

Arizona's Governor Signs Latest Blockchain Bill Into Law

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 08:00

Arizona's Governor Signs Latest Blockchain Bill Into Law Arizona's governor has signed a new bill into law, enabling corporations to legally store information on a blockchain-based platform.

New Karate Combat League Arena Features Bitcoin Symbol

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 07:59

New Karate Combat League Arena Features Bitcoin Symbol

Just recently the web portal Karate.com owned and operated by a company called Karate Combat recently launched a professional combat league. The new league is meant to promote fighters from all around the world and showcase their fighting skills. One unique thing about the event, ‘Karate Combat: Inception’ is the fact there is a giant […]

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AngelList ICO Spin-Off CoinList Raises $9.2 Million in Funding

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 07:01

AngelList ICO Spin-Off CoinList Raises $9.2 Million in Funding A platform for connecting accredited investors to highly vetted ICOs has raised new funding from a notable cast of crypto industry backers.

AngelList ICO Spin-Off CoinList Raises $9.2 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 07:01

AngelList ICO Spin-Off CoinList Raises $9.2 Million A platform for connecting accredited investors to highly vetted ICOs has raised new funding from a notable cast of crypto industry backers.

Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 06:50

Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack

Verge, a ”privacy coin” famed for the zealotry of its community, has fallen prey to a 51% attack. A malevolent miner gained majority control of the network hashrate, a feat that makes it possible for the controlling entity to modify transactions, calling the integrity of the entire blockchain into question. Around 250,000 verge were stolen […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 04:55

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s a lot to chew over. The crypto-coaster dazes Asian millennials, Kucoin asks some awkward questions, everyone wants to own an exchange, and why do so many bitcoiners get busted in Bangkok? Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Satoshi’s Millions and the Price of Publicity Kucoin Has a Question […]

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India Searches for Ethereum Over Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 04:15

India Searches for Ethereum Over Bitcoin

For nearly half a year, India’s crypto enthusiasts have been searching for the cryptocurrency ethereum (ETH) over bitcoin (BTC). At the end of February, researchers confirmed ETH searches were twice as likely over BTC. Could the world’s second most populated country be souring on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency? Also read: Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash […]

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Mexico Tests Blockchain to Track Public Contract Bids

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 04:00

Mexico Tests Blockchain to Track Public Contract Bids A Mexican government announced a blockchain-based project intended to reduce corruption in bidding for government contracts.

Bitcoin vs Oil and Gold: There Is a Difference

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 03:10

Bitcoin vs Oil and Gold: There Is a Difference

It’s an easy comparison to make: Bitcoin mining versus gold and oil extraction. All – in the abstract sense for bitcoin – involve unearthing resources, all have had bumpy price histories, and all have been labeled as disruptive in their time. Also read: Crypto Exchanges Charging Up To $3 Million To List Tokens Gold vs […]

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R3 Researcher: Central Bank Blockchain Could Go Live In 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 05. 02:15

R3 Researcher: Central Bank Blockchain Could Go Live In 2018 South Korea's first major blockchain conference saw discussion of the possibility of a central bank cryptocurrency Wednesday.

Ken Shishido Wants Everybody to Use the ‘Cash’ Denomination for Fractions of BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 05. 01:10

Ken Shishido Wants Everybody to Use the ‘Cash’ Denomination for Fractions of BCH

Just recently at the Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Japan the co-founder of the Tokyo Bitcoin Cash Meetup, Ken Shishido, discussed how he has been promoting BCH adoption in the country. Further, Shishido has been promoting a new BCH branding idea within the community by calling smaller fractions of BCH ‘Cash’ instead of ‘Bits’ and so […]

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Bitcoin Mules Flood China as OTC Cryptocurrency Trading Flourishes

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 23:00

Bitcoin Mules Flood China as OTC Cryptocurrency Trading Flourishes

After the Chinese government banned local bitcoin exchanges from operating in the country some industrious people have begun going abroad to buy the cryptocurrency and reselling it in China for a premium. There are now so many of these ‘bitcoin mules’ that their profit margins are rapidly declining.   Also Read: Okex Fights Market Manipulation […]

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Japanese Police Arrest Chinese Man for Selling Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 21:30

Japanese Police Arrest Chinese Man for Selling Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts

During the height of the cryptocurrency trading mania, when major exchanges closed their doors to new clients in an effort to cope, it was not uncommon to see people offering big amounts to buy existing accounts. The following case should serve as a warning to anyone considering selling accounts, as you can never know what […]

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Bank of Montreal Expands Crypto Purchase Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 20:45

Bank of Montreal Expands Crypto Purchase Ban Canada's Bank of Montreal will prohibit customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies using Interac debit cards, on top of an existing Mastercard ban.

ICOs Can Pose 'Fundamental Issues' Says Ontario Securities Regulator

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 19:55

ICOs Can Pose 'Fundamental Issues' Says Ontario Securities Regulator Canada's most populous province wants to retain its image as an "innovation hub," but worries that investors don't "understand what they're buying."

Cryptocurrency Mining Industry Sees Influx of New Hardware

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 19:49

Cryptocurrency Mining Industry Sees Influx of New Hardware

On April 3, 2018, the Chinese based firm Bitmain Technologies had launched it’s latest miner the Antminer E3. The new pre-manufactured mining rig processes the hashing algorithm Ethhash, the PoW consensus protocol for the Ethereum network. Lately, Bitmain has been releasing a bunch of new products including the Antminer X3 which mines Cryptonight algorithms for […]

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Korean Regulator Tells Crypto Exchanges to Revise User Agreements

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 18:45

Korean Regulator Tells Crypto Exchanges to Revise User Agreements South Korean regulators, whose decisions have shaken cryptocurrency markets in the past, are reportedly cracking down on exchanges' contract terms.

Venezuela to Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from Russia

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 17:55

Venezuela to Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from Russia

Venezuelan government intends to purchase Russian auto parts with its state-issued cryptocurrency. Ministers from both countries have discussed the use of the petro in bilateral transactions during a high-level meeting in Caracas. Possible Russian crypto investments are also on the agenda. Also read: Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency Caracas to Build […]

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'Lack of Understanding' Derails Georgia's Bitcoin Tax Bill, Says State Senator

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 17:31

'Lack of Understanding' Derails Georgia's Bitcoin Tax Bill, Says State Senator A Georgia bill to enable tax payments through cryptocurrencies failed to get out of committee, one of the measure's sponsors said.

'Lack of Understanding' Derails Georgia's Bitcoin Tax Bill

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 17:31

'Lack of Understanding' Derails Georgia's Bitcoin Tax Bill A Georgia bill to enable tax payments through cryptocurrencies failed to get out of committee, one of the measure's sponsors said.

PR: Blockchain Games Operator True Flip Enters the Slot Market with Chain’s Code

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 17:30

PR: Blockchain Games Operator True Flip Enters the Slot Market with Chain’s Code

True Flip, the blockchain fair games operator, has developed and launched its first slot game. Chain’s Code is available now at cc.trueflip.io with bets starting at 0.000020 BTC and up to 5 BTC as the Superprize.

Costa Rica Chain’s Code features a single-line slot machine with a centralized play button for speed, ease of use and substantial replayability. Draws take place every 10-15 seconds, making Chain’s Code the fastest game from True Flip so far.

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Washington State County Shuts Down 'Unauthorized' Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 16:40

Washington State County Shuts Down 'Unauthorized' Crypto Miners Washington State's Chelan County shut down three rogue cryptocurrency mining operations due to the power draw and safety risk.

“I don’t want this” says Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles in Surprise ‘Ask-Me-Anything’

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 16:30

“I don’t want this” says Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles in Surprise ‘Ask-Me-Anything’

On April 4, 2018, the notorious former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox started an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) post on the Reddit forum /r/bitcoin. Mark Karpeles (AKA Magical Tux) explained that he’s willing to answer questions concerning the controversial bankruptcy process that’s taking place in Japan within the Tokyo court system. Karpeles writes […]

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ABC Developer Amaury Séchet on the Future of Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 15:20

ABC Developer Amaury Séchet on the Future of Bitcoin Cash

At the bitcoin cash-focused Tokyo event, Satoshi’s Vision Conference, many movers and shakers and cryptocurrency luminaries got together with Bitcoin.com’s product manager Mike Malley to discuss on-chain scaling and spreading BCH adoption worldwide. During this particular video, Malley chats with Amaury Séchet (Deadalnix) the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, and the man who revealed the […]

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Ether's Start to 2018 Has Broken Records (In a Bad Way)

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 15:00

Ether's Start to 2018 Has Broken Records (In a Bad Way) Ethereum's ether token fell 47.5 percent in the first three months of 2018 – its worst quarterly drop on record.

Bitcoin’s Latest ”Crash” Is Nothing New

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 14:58

Bitcoin’s Latest ”Crash” Is Nothing New

The first quarter of 2018 is on record as the worst in bitcoin’s price history. Just shy of 115 billion USD in market capitalization has been erased. Nearly half of its price from the start of this year is gone. For those relatively new to the ecosystem, it might seem like the time to panic […]

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Fed Governor Calls Out Crypto Market Over 'Extreme Volatility'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 14:30

Fed Governor Calls Out Crypto Market Over 'Extreme Volatility' Lael Brainard, a governor at the U.S. Federal Reserve, has said bitcoin and its peers raise investor protection and money laundering concerns.

Fed Governor Calls Out Crypto Market 'Volatility'

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 14:30

Fed Governor Calls Out Crypto Market 'Volatility' Lael Brainard, a governor at the U.S. Federal Reserve, has said bitcoin and its peers raise investor protection and money laundering concerns.

Why the Time Is Right for the First Blockchain Governor

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 14:00

Why the Time Is Right for the First Blockchain Governor The value propositions of blockchain tech are central to the business of public institutions, argues Alec Ross, a candidate for governor of Maryland.

Okex Fights Market Manipulation Rumors Following Painful Futures Contracts Rollback

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 13:00

Okex Fights Market Manipulation Rumors Following Painful Futures Contracts Rollback

Okex has made another announcement regarding its decision to roll back futures contracts after clients were hurt by massive liquidations. The company apologized again for the inconvenience, tried to address rumors regarding the incident and threatened to sue anyone spreading them. Also Read: OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype BTC Futures Manipulated Okex, the […]

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Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 13:00

Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions Mark Karpeles has again apologized for his role in the firm's 2014 collapse and said he doesn't want any of the remaining Mt. Gox funds.

Vitalik: Ethereum App Builders Are Being 'Screwed' By Scaling Limits

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 12:15

Vitalik: Ethereum App Builders Are Being 'Screwed' By Scaling Limits At a conference in South Korea Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sought to raise awareness of the platform's technical limitations.

Vitalik: Ethereum Apps Are Being 'Screwed' By Scaling

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 12:15

Vitalik: Ethereum Apps Are Being 'Screwed' By Scaling At a conference in South Korea Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sought to raise awareness of the platform's technical limitations.

Iran's Government is Debating a Ban on Telegram Over Its ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 11:30

Iran's Government is Debating a Ban on Telegram Over Its ICO Iran's president has spoken out against aired plans to ban Telegram's messaging app over fears its new token may undermine the national currency.

South Korea Orders 12 Crypto Exchanges to Revise Consumer Contracts

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 11:20

South Korea Orders 12 Crypto Exchanges to Revise Consumer Contracts

South Korea’s financial watchdog today ordered a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges to update their adhesion contracts, which the agency claims causes problems for users in withdrawals, and generally puts the businesses way ahead of consumers on all levels. Also read: Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses South Korea Orders Exchanges to Revise Adhesion Contracts The Republic of […]

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Bitcoin Bulls Need to Defend $7K as Corrective Rally Stalls

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 10:00

Bitcoin Bulls Need to Defend $7K as Corrective Rally Stalls Bitcoin's corrective rally has run out of steam in the last 12 hours, but only a clear break below $7,000 would kill the odds of a move higher.

PR: Ubcoin Raises More Than $1 Million at Pre-Sale and Starts Main Token Sale Event

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 09:30

PR: Ubcoin Raises More Than $1 Million at Pre-Sale and Starts Main Token Sale Event

Ubcoin Market, a peer-to-peer ecosystem that would allow its users to become crypto investors by selling real goods and receiving cryptocurrency in exchange, announces the start of the main stage of its Token Sale.

The team behind the mobile payments app Ubank launches the Token Sale for its blockchain ecosystem called Ubcoin Market whose participants would be able to easily sell and buy real goods in exchange for cryptocurrency. The Token Sale is listed and favorably reviewed on foundico.com, icobazaar.com, and other platforms. During the Pre-Sale stage, the project has already raised more than $1 million.

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Russia's Central Bank Mulls Ethereum System for Pan-Eurasian Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 09:00

Russia's Central Bank Mulls Ethereum System for Pan-Eurasian Payments The Central Bank of Russia may use its ethereum-based Masterchain software to communicate financial messaging across the Eurasian Economic Union.

Crypto Exchanges Charging Up To $3 Million To List Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 08:10

Crypto Exchanges Charging Up To $3 Million To List Tokens

Cryptocurrency trading exchanges are charging as much as ten times the amount traditional exchanges request for securities, according to a paper released by Autonomous Research, a fintech analysis firm. Also read: Taiwan Looks to Regulate Bitcoin Under Anti-Money Laundering Laws ICO Listing Exchanges Charging Huge Fees Infrastructure providers of crypto listings have realised that there’s […]

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What the Taxman Can Learn from Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 08:00

What the Taxman Can Learn from Crypto Cryptocurrency reminds us that tax and other rules need to be fluid, as inaction or inappropriate responses can halt or slow technological advances.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Satoshi’s Millions and the Price of Publicity

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 06:40

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Satoshi’s Millions and the Price of Publicity

Welcome to the second instalment of Bitcoin in Brief, a daily feature from the news.Bitcoin.com team. In today’s roundup: examining the ownership of pre-2010 bitcoins, Vitalik Buterin calls out Craig Wright, and John McAfee’s price per tweet sets tongues wagging. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears Vitalik Buterin Takes […]

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Motherboard Maker ASRock Confirms Plan to Sell Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 06:00

Motherboard Maker ASRock Confirms Plan to Sell Crypto Miners Taiwan-based motherboard producer ASRock confirmed that some of its new GPUs are meant for cryptocurrency mining.

Motherboard Maker Confirms Plan to Sell Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 06:00

Motherboard Maker Confirms Plan to Sell Crypto Miners Taiwan-based motherboard producer ASRock confirmed that some of its new GPUs are meant for cryptocurrency mining.

Meet the Charity ‘eat BCH’ – the P2P Electronic Cash-to-Food System

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 04:30

Meet the Charity ‘eat BCH’ – the P2P Electronic Cash-to-Food System

Over the past few months of 2018 flying under the radar, there’s  a new charity aimed at feeding Venezuelan citizens and their children — a group called ‘eat BCH.’ The group has been getting a lot of bitcoin cash (BCH) donations towards feeding the hungry from within the country’s troubled economy. The donations are proving […]

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What If They ICO? Investors Seek Veto Power Over Future Token Sales

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 04:00

What If They ICO? Investors Seek Veto Power Over Future Token Sales Venture capitalists are grappling with the complexity of initial coin offerings, adding language to their term sheets and hoping for the best.

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Experience Poor Performance and Shutterings

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 04. 02:30

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Experience Poor Performance and Shutterings

The violent crypto bear trend of 2018 has proved too much for many cryptocurrency hedge funds. The average performance of crypto funds has been a loss of over 20% so far this year, with at least nine crypto hedge funds having been reported to have ceased operations. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Some Slight […]

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Crypto Data Startup BitKan Raises $10 Million in New Funding

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 04. 01:20

Crypto Data Startup BitKan Raises $10 Million in New Funding After closing its OTC trading service, Chinese bitcoin startup BitKan is looking to expand its business with $10 million in a Series B round.

Australian Regulations for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Introduced

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 23:48

Australian Regulations for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Introduced

Australia’s new legislative guidelines for the operation of cryptocurrency exchanges were introduced on the 3rd of April 2018. From now on, Australian digital currency exchange businesses will be required to register and comply with anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws. Also Read: Companies Outsource Marketing to India Amid Ban on Crypto Ads  Australia Introduces AML/CTF Requirements for […]

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Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What It Means and What's Next

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 22:04

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What It Means and What's Next After weeks of speculation, Bitmain has announced an ASIC for ethereum mining, spurring the developer community into action to try and block its use.

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What Happens Next?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 22:04

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What Happens Next? After weeks of speculation, Bitmain has announced an ASIC for ethereum mining, spurring the developer community into action to try and block its use.

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What's Next?

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 22:04

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What's Next? After weeks of speculation, Bitmain has announced an ASIC for ethereum mining, spurring the developer community into action to try and block its use.

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What the New Miners Mean and What's Next

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 22:04

Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What the New Miners Mean and What's Next After weeks of speculation, Bitmain has announced an ASIC for ethereum mining, spurring the developer community into action to try and block its use.

Our Love and Hate Relationship with Bitcoin Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 21:55

Our Love and Hate Relationship with Bitcoin Miners

It’s coming close to a decade since the creation of the bitcoin network and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The protocol has produced a great deal of users, infrastructure, businesses and influential parties like developers and miners. Since the beginning of bitcoin’s mining history, individuals mined lots of coins with central processing units (aka home computers). Later, […]

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US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 21:00

US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot Two of the nation's largest health insurers are looking to blockchain technology to reconcile data in the health care system.

OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 20:00

OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype

Big players in the cryptocurrency space have set up their own private network for OTC trading, buying and selling billions every month among their little club. And instead of using Bloomberg, Symphony or anything of that caliber usually employed by traders on Wall Street, they just Skype it. Also Read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin […]

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OKEx Denies Manipulation Claims After Bitcoin Futures Rollback

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 19:36

OKEx Denies Manipulation Claims After Bitcoin Futures Rollback Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKEx is saying it had no role in its exchange's irregularity from last week.

E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Blasts 'Alibabacoin' in Trademark Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 18:35

E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Blasts 'Alibabacoin' in Trademark Lawsuit Chinese multinational Alibaba is suing a Dubai-based firm who allegedly used the company's branding to promote and profit from an ICO.

Never Miss Any Critical Bitcoin Related News Again With This Easy Guide

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 17:58

Never Miss Any Critical Bitcoin Related News Again With This Easy Guide

A number of social media networks, forums and platforms have been cracking down on bitcoin-related news stories recently. This desire to protect users against cryptocurrency scams is also hurting legitimate voices. So join the hundreds of thousands of dedicated news.Bitcoin.com followers – using a variety of tools – to make sure no monopoly can ever […]

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Justice Department Charges Founders of Mayweather-Backed ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 17:30

Justice Department Charges Founders of Mayweather-Backed ICO Federal authorities have charged the founders of Centra Tech with securities and wire fraud, shortly after their ICO was shut down by the SEC.

PR: Spare Change Investment in Cryptocurrency App Coinseed Raises $1 Million Through ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 17:30

PR: Spare Change Investment in Cryptocurrency App Coinseed Raises $1 Million Through ICO

Cryptocurrency investment startup Coinseed, announced that it had raised $1 million in the first 12 hours of its ICO. They also recently announced their global release of their mobile app - that lets its users invest their spare change in user-created cryptocurrency portfolios.

The Coinseed app rounds up user’s purchase amounts to the next dollar on the connected credit cards and bank accounts, then invests it in the user’s cryptocurrency portfolio. Setup can be done in a minute - simply connect a bank account and choose or create a cryptocurrency portfolio.

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Korea's Crypto Exchanges Pledge Market Cleanup

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 16:30

Korea's Crypto Exchanges Pledge Market Cleanup While the crypto market has seen a major correction recently, Korean exchanges show future optimism and double down on self-regulation efforts.

Companies Outsource Marketing to India Amid Ban on Crypto Ads

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 16:30

Companies Outsource Marketing to India Amid Ban on Crypto Ads

The outsourcing of advertising is becoming a promising opportunity for many marketing firms in India. Restrictions on crypto ads, imposed by giants like Facebook and Google, are forcing crypto businesses to seek alternative ways to reach customers and investors. The high cost of these services globally is pushing more companies towards the Indian market.  Also […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Some Slight Recovery

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 16:04

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Some Slight Recovery

The price of bitcoin and a slew of other cryptocurrencies have started to see some slight recovery on Tuesday, April 3rd’s morning (EDT) trading sessions. The entire economy of over 1,500 different cryptocurrencies has increased in value surpassing a $278 billion market capitalization with 5-20 percent gains. Also read: Huobi’s Sentiment Index Shows Cryptocurrency Investors Still […]

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Bitmain Confirms Release of First Ethereum ASIC Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 15:21

Bitmain Confirms Release of First Ethereum ASIC Miners Bitcoin mining hardware firm Bitmain unveiled its long-rumored ethereum mining tech on Monday.

Monex Shares Jump Following News of Coincheck Acquisition

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 14:26

Monex Shares Jump Following News of Coincheck Acquisition

Monex Group, a Tokyo-based financial services group, is considering buying Coincheck. Shares in Monex jumped 23% off news that the retail investor was eyeing the Japanese exchange that was notoriously hacked this year. The move would benefit both parties, giving Monex an entry into the burgeoning crypto markets and granting Coincheck’s owners a way out. […]

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Down 50%: Q1 Was Bitcoin's Second Worst Quarter Ever

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 14:15

Down 50%: Q1 Was Bitcoin's Second Worst Quarter Ever Bitcoin fell by 50 percent in the first three months of 2018 – a drop that marks the cryptocurrency's worst Q1 performance on record.

Chile: Three Crypto Exchanges Dropped by State Bank

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 13:28

Chile: Three Crypto Exchanges Dropped by State Bank

Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges Buda, Orionx, and Cryptomkt were given notice their accounts will be closed by Banco del Estado de Chile. This comes after the three were also targeted with account closings by Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. of Brazil and The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank of Canada). Also read: Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses […]

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Liechtenstein to Avoid 'Excessive' Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 13:05

Liechtenstein to Avoid 'Excessive' Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister Liechtenstein's government is drafting blockchain legislation, but will not be heavy-handed, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler has told CoinDesk.

Don't Forget the 'Other' Cryptocurrency Tax

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 12:00

Don't Forget the 'Other' Cryptocurrency Tax If cryptocurrency gains acceptance as a means of exchange, it’s sure to raise the ire of governments hungry for revenue from sales taxes.

Taiwan Looks to Regulate Bitcoin Under Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 11:51

Taiwan Looks to Regulate Bitcoin Under Anti-Money Laundering Laws

??? Yang Chin-long, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan), has suggested to the country’s lawmakers that bankers are watching cryptocurrency prices closely, and that it has recommended bitcoin should be regulated under existing anti-money laundering laws. Also read: Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses Taiwan Set to Regulate Bitcoin Under Anti-Money […]

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Japanese Brokerage Firm May Acquire Hacked Coincheck Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 11:00

Japanese Brokerage Firm May Acquire Hacked Coincheck Exchange Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, which suffered a major hack early this year, may soon be under new management, reports say.

Floyd Mayweather-Backed ICO Co-Founders Arrested for Fraud

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 10:32

Floyd Mayweather-Backed ICO Co-Founders Arrested for Fraud

In what is turning into a real cautionary tale for the cryptocurrency community about the need to be wary of celebrity’s power, along with skepticism about most initial coin offerings (ICOs), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an ICO endorsed by champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has officially been deemed a fraud. Also read: Trezor […]

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Acid Test: Bitcoin Must Break $7,800 for Bull Reversal

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 10:00

Acid Test: Bitcoin Must Break $7,800 for Bull Reversal Bitcoin's recovery is gathering pace, but only an upside break of the falling channel would confirm a bullish trend reversal

Google Moves Against Cryptojacking, Bans Chrome Mining Extensions

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 09:42

Google Moves Against Cryptojacking, Bans Chrome Mining Extensions

James Wagner, Extensions Platform Product Manager of Google, took to the behemoth’s Chromium Blog on Monday in a post titled, Protecting Users from Extension Cryptojacking. “Starting today,” Mr. Wagner explained, “Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in […]

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PR: Lavenir, the Cryptocurrency Lending Platform Will Launch Its ICO on April 4th

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 09:30

PR: Lavenir, the Cryptocurrency Lending Platform Will Launch Its ICO on April 4th

Lavenir is the latest addition to the cryptocurrency world that is going to begin its ICO on April 4th and conclude on May 4th. It is all set to bring a new revolution into the market by digitizing the lending process.

Lavenir, the newly launched cryptocurrency lending platform is going to launch its ICO on April 4th, 2018, that will last until May 4th, 2018. The value of one Ethereum (ETH) is equal to 1000 Lavenir (LVR) and early investors will be able to receive a variety of bonuses through the ICO. The Lavenir platform will allow the individuals to deposit cryptocurrencies onto the site and lend them to the site for interest payments. It is created with an aim to provide a more sustainable approach over fraudulent cryptocurrency investment sites.

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New AML Rules for Australia's Bitcoin Exchanges Kick In Today

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 08:55

New AML Rules for Australia's Bitcoin Exchanges Kick In Today Australia’s cryptocurrency exchanges must now follow new rules aimed to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.

Bitcoin's Lightning Network Is Being Attacked for Its Own Good

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 08:00

Bitcoin's Lightning Network Is Being Attacked for Its Own Good The lightning network is under attack. But it's not money attackers are after, they say, but a robust, secure lightning network for the future.

Lightning Is Being Attacked for Its Own Good

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 08:00

Lightning Is Being Attacked for Its Own Good The lightning network is under attack. But it's not money attackers are after, they say, but a robust, secure lightning network for the future.

Messaging Giant Line to Launch South Korean Blockchain Subsidiary

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 03. 06:05

Messaging Giant Line to Launch South Korean Blockchain Subsidiary Japan-based social messaging platform Line is launching a blockchain-focused subsidiary in South Korea.

Japan Gathers 500 Agents to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Theft

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 05:37

Japan Gathers 500 Agents to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Theft

Japan has decided to set up a new agency to better address cybercrime. The Tokyo-based center gathers 500 analysts and investigators who will also combat cryptocurrency theft. Over 3 million attempts to steal digital information have been registered last year. Hackers have stolen funds worth over 17 billion Japanese yen.   Also read: Hackers Target […]

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Bitcoin in Brief: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

Welcome to Bitcoin in Brief, a new feature debuting today. Breaking stories, crypto drama, exchange updates, and other talking points from the fast-paced cryptocurrency world can all be found in this daily roundup. Bitcoin in Brief is for everyone who’s long on bitcoin but short on time. Also read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 04:30

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

Welcome to Bitcoin in Brief, a new feature debuting today. Breaking stories, crypto drama, exchange updates, and other talking points from the fast-paced cryptocurrency world can all be found in this daily roundup. Bitcoin in Brief is for everyone who’s long on bitcoin but short on time. Also read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin […]

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How Active Crypto Traders Can Save on US Taxes

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2018. Apr. 03. 04:00

How Active Crypto Traders Can Save on US Taxes Active crypto traders can qualify for trader tax status (TTS) to deduct business and home-office expenses. And there might be an additional benefit.

Bitcoin.com Store Reopens With New Bitcoin Cash Swag

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 02:39

Bitcoin.com Store Reopens With New Bitcoin Cash Swag

This week our team launched the newly designed Bitcoin.com Store after some prior construction and updates. Now the Bitcoin.com Store is open to the public once again with the hottest bitcoin cash merchandise and cryptocurrency swag available for purchase with BCH. Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time and Research BCH Swag PLS Do […]

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Report: 9 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Have Closed in 2018

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2018. Apr. 03. 02:30

Report: 9 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Have Closed in 2018 Bloomberg reported Monday that nine cryptocurrency hedge funds have shut down in the first quarter of 2018.

Huobi’s Sentiment Index Shows Cryptocurrency Investors Still Bullish

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 03. 01:33

Huobi’s Sentiment Index Shows Cryptocurrency Investors Still Bullish

This week the cryptocurrency exchange Huobi’s educational subsidiary ‘Huobi Research’ conducted a survey with close to 2,000 individuals from 23 different countries to get a visual of what cryptocurrency sentiment looks like today. As cryptocurrencies have slid in value over the past three months according to the report, 77.9 percent of those polled were still […]

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Ethereum Developers Advocate Anti-ASIC Fork and Hard Cap on Supply

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2018. Apr. 02. 23:02

Ethereum Developers Advocate Anti-ASIC Fork and Hard Cap on Supply

Ethereum’s Github has recently seen several significant proposals made for development. On April 1st, Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, proposed the introduction of a hard fork on the supply of ETH tokens at approximately 120 million. Several days prior, developer Piper Merriam advocated that Ethereum conduct a hard fork in order to “demonstrate a willingness” to […]

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SEC Halts Mayweather-Backed ICO Over Alleged Fraud

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2018. Apr. 02. 23:00

SEC Halts Mayweather-Backed ICO Over Alleged Fraud The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has halted the Floyd Mayweather-supported Centra Tech initial coin offering.

SEC Halts Mayweather-Endorsed ICO, Charges Founders With Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 02. 23:00

SEC Halts Mayweather-Endorsed ICO, Charges Founders With Fraud The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has halted the Floyd Mayweather-supported Centra Tech initial coin offering.

Amber Baldet Leaving JPMorgan Blockchain Team to Start New Venture

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2018. Apr. 02. 22:00

Amber Baldet Leaving JPMorgan Blockchain Team to Start New Venture Amber Baldet, who led development of JPMorgan's permissioned blockchain platform Quorum, is leaving to start her own project.

Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own Company

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 02. 21:29

Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own Company

Who Watches the Watchmen? An engineer from Beijing has been arrested after allegedly discovering a failed hacking attempt to his company and taking advantage of the situation to steal some of the money for himself. 90% of the loot has been returned but he can still go to jail for as much as seven years. […]

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Google Bans Crypto Mining Browser Extensions from Chrome

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2018. Apr. 02. 20:35

Google Bans Crypto Mining Browser Extensions from Chrome Google said Monday it is banning cryptocurrency mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store after a flood of submissions that violated its policies.

Google Bans Crypto Mining Browser Extensions

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 02. 20:35

Google Bans Crypto Mining Browser Extensions Google said Monday it is banning cryptocurrency mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store after a flood of submissions that violated its policies.

Bitcoin Cash Community Bolsters Instant Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 02. 20:09

Bitcoin Cash Community Bolsters Instant Transactions

Over the past few weeks, the bitcoin cash (BCH) community and developers have been discussing ‘zero-confirmation’ or ‘instant transactions.’ Many BCH supporters believe if the concept was broadly accepted, payments and transaction speed would be extremely fast bringing a significant competitive edge to the BCH network. Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time and […]

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Report: Russia's Gazprombank to Test Cryptocurrency Service

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2018. Apr. 02. 19:30

Report: Russia's Gazprombank to Test Cryptocurrency Service Russia's state-owned Gazprombank is reportedly looking into facilitating cryptocurrency transactions through a Swiss subsidiary.

Bitpay Raises $40 Million in Series B Round

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2018. Apr. 02. 18:45

Bitpay Raises $40 Million in Series B Round Bitpay has raised $40 million in a traditional funding round led by Aquiline Technology Growth.

Canadian and European Bitcoin P2P Markets Set Record Trading Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 02. 18:38

Canadian and European Bitcoin P2P Markets Set Record Trading Volume

Localbitcoins trading volume has witnessed volume spikes across miscellaneous markets in recent weeks, with global volume bouncing to $75 million USD this past week. The Canadian and European markets both produced record volume this past week – after both markets produced seemingly anomalous spikes in trading activity. Also Read:Capitalization of Cryptocurrency Markets Loses 59% in […]

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South Korea's Capital Is Planning to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 02. 17:31

South Korea's Capital Is Planning to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency The South Korean city of Seoul is developing the 'S-Coin,' a cryptocurrency that could be used in social benefits programs.

PR: Pablo Escobar’s Brother Sells out ICO Round 1 of Dietbitcoin (DDX) Cryptocurrency in Just 1 Week, Starts ICO Round 2

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 02. 17:30

PR: Pablo Escobar’s Brother Sells out ICO Round 1 of Dietbitcoin (DDX) Cryptocurrency in Just 1 Week, Starts ICO Round 2

Pablo Escobar’s biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has just sold over 300,000 dietbitcoins, selling out Round 1 of the Pre-ICO in just 1 week. Round 2 is now live at www.dietbitcoinICO.org and currently discounted to only $3.50 per coin. “My coin will sell out completely, of course. All of my early followers will thank me in the end. When my coin becomes very valuable. It will. When you wait, you lose. I do what I say. I am a man of action. I created dietbitcoin for the people.” Says Roberto Escobar, Founder of Escobar Inc.

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Telegram’s ICO Has Raised $1.7 Billion – But Not Everyone Is Impressed

Bitcoin News

2018. Apr. 02. 16:30

Telegram’s ICO Has Raised $1.7 Billion – But Not Everyone Is Impressed

ICOs that can raise over $1 billion are the unicorns of the crowdfunding space. To date, only EOS and Telegram have achieved that feat. Any project of that magnitude is bound to cause controversy, and while the headlines have focused on the $1.7 billion Telegram has raised, some investors have steered well clear of the […]

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Vitalik: Ether Cap Is a 'Joke' Worth Taking Seriously

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 02. 16:30

Vitalik: Ether Cap Is a 'Joke' Worth Taking Seriously Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin said he wrote a proposal to cap ether at 120 million tokens as an "April Fool's meta-joke" to stimulate debate.

Vitalik: Ether Limit Is a 'Joke' Worth Taking Seriously

CoinDesk

2018. Apr. 02. 16:30

Vitalik: Ether Limit Is a 'Joke' Worth Taking Seriously Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin said he wrote a proposal to cap ether at 120 million tokens as an "April Fool's meta-joke" to stimulate debate.