Indian Exchange Unocoin Launches New Trading Platform with 15 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 23:50

Indian Exchange Unocoin Launches New Trading Platform with 15 Cryptocurrencies

One of India’s major cryptocurrency exchanges, Unocoin, has announced the launch of its new trading platform, “featuring the whole set of tools for hardcore traders in the industry.” Fifteen cryptocurrencies can now be traded using its platforms. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unocoin Launches Unodax Leading Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin announced […]

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Devere Group Adds Bitcoin Cash and EOS to Crypto Exchange App

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 21:50

Devere Group Adds Bitcoin Cash and EOS to Crypto Exchange App

Devere Group, an international financial consultancy boasting well over 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries, has announced that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and EOS have now been added its recently released cryptocurrency exchange app Devere Crypto. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Asus Creates 20-GPU Mining Motherboard Crypto Portfolio Diversification This latest addition to the app […]

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Mastercard Looks to Blockchain to Make Coupons Immutable

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2018. May. 31. 20:30

Mastercard Looks to Blockchain to Make Coupons Immutable A patent application from Mastercard suggests that the payments giant is eyeing blockchain as part of a way to verify the authenticity of coupons.

Apple Sides with Russian Govt, Restricts Telegram, Claims Pavel Durov

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 19:50

Apple Sides with Russian Govt, Restricts Telegram, Claims Pavel Durov

If there’s a sacred line the crypto community insists shouldn’t be crossed, it’s Thou Shalt Never Cooperate with Government Prohibitions. Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, appears to have ventured into such territory, according to Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov. He claims the maker of iPhone, iPad, and other iconic hardware, is purposefully restricting Telegram’s […]

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IMF Official: Central Banks Need to Compete With Crypto

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2018. May. 31. 19:05

IMF Official: Central Banks Need to Compete With Crypto An IMF official believes central banks need to offer "better" fiat currencies in order to fend off potential competition from cryptocurrencies.

Bittrex Launches USD Fiat Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 17:55

Bittrex Launches USD Fiat Trading

Bittrex has finally introduced fiat currency support. The US exchange, which was established in 2013, subsisted with tether as its USD surrogate until recently, before adding another stablecoin, TrueUSD, a couple of months ago. Around the same time, its CEO Bill Shihara revealed that the platform would be adding USD pairs and today they went […]

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Clearing Way for Blockchain Companies

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2018. May. 31. 17:30

Vermont Governor Signs Bill Clearing Way for Blockchain Companies Vermont's governor has signed a bill allowing for the creation of so-called "blockchain-based limited liability corporations," public records show.

PR: MoneyToken to Give out Loans in Stablecoin from Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 17:30

PR: MoneyToken to Give out Loans in Stablecoin from Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle

Following the announcement that Circle, a fintech startup backed by Goldman Sachs, plans to launch a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar, the blockchain-based ecosystem MoneyToken has confirmed the listing of the stablecoin, Circle USDC, on its lending platform and decentralized exchange.

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Money Transfer Firms Join Ripple's Payment Network

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2018. May. 31. 16:00

Money Transfer Firms Join Ripple's Payment Network Two money transfer firms are to open a new payments corridor using RippleNet, while a Kuwaiti bank has also signed up to use the service.

Brisbane International is Now the World’s First Crypto-Friendly Airport

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 15:50

Brisbane International is Now the World’s First Crypto-Friendly Airport

Last January news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Brisbane Airport in Australia preparing to accept cryptocurrencies. Now today all the merchants and airport terminals accept various digital assets such as bitcoin core, dash, ethereum, and steem making it one of the friendliest cryptocurrency airports in the world. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Merchants […]

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$65 Million: Blockchain Assets Platform Paxos Raises Series B Funding

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 14:31

$65 Million: Blockchain Assets Platform Paxos Raises Series B Funding Blockchain startup Paxos has closed a $65 million Series B funding round led by existing investors including Liberty City Ventures and RRE Ventures.

PwC Australia, Port of Brisbane Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Pilot

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 13:41

PwC Australia, Port of Brisbane Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Pilot PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Port of Brisbane are trialling a new blockchain trade solution.

Weiss Ratings Publishes Complete List of 93 Cryptocurrency Ratings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 12:55

Weiss Ratings Publishes Complete List of 93 Cryptocurrency Ratings

US independent rating agency, Weiss Ratings, has published its complete list of 93 cryptocurrency ratings. The company has upgraded its BTC rating to B-. The list shows 14 coins with B ratings including ETH, IOTA, NEO, XRP, STEEM, TRX, and XLM. Fifty-four of the rated cryptocurrencies carry C ratings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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IDG Backs Crypto Wallet imToken with $10 Million Investment

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2018. May. 31. 12:45

IDG Backs Crypto Wallet imToken with $10 Million Investment China-based crypto wallet startup imToken announced on Thursday that it has closed a $10 million Series A round fully funded by IDG Capital.

Watch Out Crypto Exchanges, Decentralization Is Coming

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 12:00

Watch Out Crypto Exchanges, Decentralization Is Coming With regulatory uncertainty looming over the industry, incumbents should not feel too comfortable at the top.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Asus Creates 20-GPU Mining Motherboard

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2018. May. 31. 11:25

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Asus Creates 20-GPU Mining Motherboard

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature news from all over the world. These stories include a new multi-GPU mining motherboard from Taiwan’s Asu; a Singaporean businessman acquiring a Japanese exchange; some ripple-loving alleged Russian hackers shaking down Canadian banks; and a Colombian soccer star launching his own coin. Also Read: Austrian Financial Market […]

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Forex Firm CLS Invests $5 Million in Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 11:15

Forex Firm CLS Invests $5 Million in Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3 U.S.-based FX settlement provider CLS has made a $5 million investment in blockchain software startup R3.

Crypto Exchange Huobi Confirms Move Into Brazilian Market

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 10:36

Crypto Exchange Huobi Confirms Move Into Brazilian Market Huobi, a major cryptocurrency exchange originally from China, has told CoinDesk that it's setting up shop in Brazil.

Philippines’ Crypto Wallet Reaches 5 Million Users, Adds More Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 10:05

Philippines’ Crypto Wallet Reaches 5 Million Users, Adds More Coins

Averaging more than a million onboardings per year, Philippines’ Coins.ph announced it reached a whopping five million users this week for its mobile payments application (app) and hot crypto wallet. Not content with merely adding numbers for their own sake, the company also revealed it would add two new popular coins: bitcoin cash (BCH) and […]

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PR: Mesmr – Revolutionary Decentralized Media Platform Announced

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2018. May. 31. 09:30

PR: Mesmr – Revolutionary Decentralized Media Platform Announced

os Angeles, CA (May 30, 2018) — mesmr™, the blockchain-based new media ecosystem, is announcing the creation of mesmr.tv, a media platform designed for content creators and their audiences.

“mesmr was formed due to a lack of trust in today’s new media platforms. Our goal is to give everyone the power to unleash their creativity, own the rights to their personal data and to leverage the transparency of blockchain, giving brands a visible ROI on their marketing spend. We’re building a consumer-centric blockchain in the hopes that we can bring everyone into the world’s new operating system that is blockchain technology,” Dil-Dominé Leonares, mesmr founder and CEO stated.

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Going Up? Bitcoin Price Sets Sights on New Resistance

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2018. May. 31. 09:20

Going Up? Bitcoin Price Sets Sights on New Resistance Bitcoin's corrective rally is gathering traction and may cross a key resistance hurdle soon, the technical charts indicate.

Stock Trading App Removes Crypto Price Tracking After Debut

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 09:00

Stock Trading App Removes Crypto Price Tracking After Debut A new service for tracking cryptocurrency prices on a popular stock trading app has become unavailable, possibly due to regulatory rumblings.

Localbitcoincash.org Revamps Website and Adds New P2P Features

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 08:35

Localbitcoincash.org Revamps Website and Adds New P2P Features

A few months ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on the platform Localbitcoincash.org growing popular and adding a few new features. Now the website has revamped its user interface and the website’s developer has added services like a direct crypto-to-crypto exchange and a shopping section where users can post items to sell for Bitcoin Cash. Also read: The Exahash […]

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Disillusioned Token Investors Demand Real Talk About Risk

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 08:00

Disillusioned Token Investors Demand Real Talk About Risk Investors who are passionate about blockchain technology are growing frustrated with a lack of tangible progress on risk management at token projects.

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 06:35

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

What’s the difference between Ripple the company and ripple (XRP) the cryptocurrency? Many people would assert “Not a lot” given that the former owns most of the latter and its founders were responsible for creating ripple in the first place. Ripple the company has other ideas though, and is on a mission to separate the […]

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Hong Kong Official Rules Out Plan for Central Bank Digital Currency

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2018. May. 31. 06:03

Hong Kong Official Rules Out Plan for Central Bank Digital Currency Hong Kong's de facto central bank has no plan to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC), a government official said on Wednesday.

Regulations Round-Up: SEC hits Titanium, Israeli Crypto Law Delayed, BTC Trading Legal for Chinese Citizens

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2018. May. 31. 04:35

Regulations Round-Up: SEC hits Titanium, Israeli Crypto Law Delayed, BTC Trading Legal for Chinese Citizens

In recent regulatory news, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against the Titanium Blockchain initial coin offering (ICO) for allegedly making false claims; the enactment of Israel’s cryptocurrency regulations have been delayed; and a Chinese professor has discussed the current legal status of bitcoin trading in China, asserting that it […]

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Crypto's War On Miners? It Might Already Be Over

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2018. May. 31. 04:00

Crypto's War On Miners? It Might Already Be Over Months ago, savvy coders were taking an any-means-necessary approach to keeping big miners off their blockchains. Now, reality is setting in.

Mining Giants May Have Won the Crypto Hardware War

CoinDesk

2018. May. 31. 04:00

Mining Giants May Have Won the Crypto Hardware War Months ago, savvy coders were taking an any-means-necessary approach to keeping big miners off their blockchains. Now, reality is setting in.

Canadian Crypto Exchanges Push for Greater Regulatory Clarity

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 02:35

Canadian Crypto Exchanges Push for Greater Regulatory Clarity

Representatives of Canada’s cryptocurrency industry are urging lawmakers to provide greater clarity regarding the regulatory obligations of cryptocurrency exchanges. In response to the absence of clear guidelines, a number of Canadian virtual currency exchanges have taken it upon themselves to voluntary register and report to Canada’s financial regulator. Also Read: Markets Update: Volume Rankings Report for […]

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Crypto Learning Centers and Courses on the Rise in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 31. 00:35

Crypto Learning Centers and Courses on the Rise in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea

Learning centers, courses, and crypto educational seminars are on the rise in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. Bitcoin no Madoguchi and Bit Station have opened up to offer guidance to Japanese investors. The Cryptoasset Revolution course and Cryptonist’s seminar are happening soon in Thailand. Meanwhile, Decenter University and Koscom have launched training courses in South […]

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Korean Supreme Court Rules Cryptocurrency Is Asset With Economic Value

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 22:35

Korean Supreme Court Rules Cryptocurrency Is Asset With Economic Value

The South Korean Supreme Court has ruled that cryptocurrency is an asset with economic value that can be confiscated. In the case involving a porn site and 191 confiscated BTC, the country’s top court upheld a district court’s ruling. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Supreme Court Has Ruled South Korea’s top […]

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Headphones Maker Monster Is Quietly Planning A $300 Million ICO

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2018. May. 30. 21:00

Headphones Maker Monster Is Quietly Planning A $300 Million ICO A longstanding company in the consumer products business wants to fund its own distribution service with a giant ICO, hoping to lure peers to join it.

Austrian Financial Market Authority Stops ‘Active Managed Mining’ Operation

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 20:35

Austrian Financial Market Authority Stops ‘Active Managed Mining’ Operation

The cryptocurrency industry have created a host of legal questions as old definitions are forced on brand new innovations. Should switching between the most profitable coin to mine at each time be considered some type of fund management? Austrian regulators seem to think so. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: China Fights Impersonators and Fraudsters Unauthorized […]

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New Zcash Software Sets Stage for 'Sapling' Upgrade

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2018. May. 30. 19:00

New Zcash Software Sets Stage for 'Sapling' Upgrade The development team of the zcash cryptocurrency has released new software that contains support elements of the network's planned Sapling upgrade.

Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million

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2018. May. 30. 18:35

Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million

Ukrainian crypto businesses have created 25 digital coins in 2017 and 2018, raising more than $132 million through token sales, according to a new report. Cryptocurrencies are gaining popularity in the country, where the daily trading volume now reaches $1.9 million USD. The growing number of crypto users served by local exchanges has prompted calls […]

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PR: Patientory Stiftung Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 17:30

PR: Patientory Stiftung Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Zug, Switzerland – Patientory Stiftung, a Swiss-based global nonprofit healthcare organization founded to educate and connect adopters of PTOY blockchain, a HIPAA-compliant blockchain that securely stores and manages health information in real time, today announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world's largest open source blockchain initiative.

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May Breaks 2018’s Down-Trend in Monthly Total Raised by ICOs

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 16:35

May Breaks 2018’s Down-Trend in Monthly Total Raised by ICOs

Estimates are indicating that the total sum of capital raised by initial coin offerings (ICOs) in May exceeded the total sum raised in April – comprising the first month-over-month increase in the total sum raised by ICOs in 2018 so far. Also Read: Markets Update: Slight Comeback Shows Cryptocurrencies Press Forward  Month-Over-Month Performance of ICOs Up […]

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$30 Million Crypto Startup Fund Launched By Mobile Game Maker

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 16:35

$30 Million Crypto Startup Fund Launched By Mobile Game Maker A maker of mobile games based in Japan has launched a $30 million investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

EOS Cryptocurrency Lacks Price Direction Ahead of Launch

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 15:39

EOS Cryptocurrency Lacks Price Direction Ahead of Launch EOS' move to its own mainnet is just a couple of days away, yet its native cryptocurrency is looking indecisive on the price charts.

Asus' New Crypto Mining Motherboard Has Space for 20 GPUs

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 15:00

Asus' New Crypto Mining Motherboard Has Space for 20 GPUs Motherboard maker Asus has debuted a new product aimed specifically at cryptocurrency miners.

Bitbay Exchange Moves to Malta After Last Polish Bank Stops Service

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 14:35

Bitbay Exchange Moves to Malta After Last Polish Bank Stops Service

Hostile or just overly cautions countries keep losing cryptocurrency-related businesses to more attractive jurisdictions, along with the jobs and tax money that go along with them. The latest example comes from Poland, which Bitbay has been forced to leave for Malta. Also Read: Dominance of Big Banks in UK Means London Might Miss the Boat on […]

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Hackers Demand $1 Million in XRP After Bank Data Theft

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 14:15

Hackers Demand $1 Million in XRP After Bank Data Theft Hackers who stole personal information on 90,000 Canadian bank users have demanded $1 million in Ripple's XRP to not release the data trove.

Tradeshift Plans Blockchain Push After $250 Million Funding

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 13:00

Tradeshift Plans Blockchain Push After $250 Million Funding Supply chain management firm Tradeshift says it will further expand into blockchain following a $250 million Series E round led by Goldman Sachs.

Markets Update: Volume Rankings Report for May 2018 – EOS Dominates Leading Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 12:35

Markets Update: Volume Rankings Report for May 2018 – EOS Dominates Leading Exchanges

May witnessed sustained bearish action in the cryptocurrency markets, with many markets giving back most of the gains made during April. When looking at trade volume, we can see that BTC was by far the most traded cryptocurrency, followed by Tether and Ethereum. EOS also saw significant action, rising to become the fourth most traded […]

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'Layer 2' Blockchain Tech Is an Even Bigger Deal Than You Think

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 12:00

'Layer 2' Blockchain Tech Is an Even Bigger Deal Than You Think The rise of solutions like the lightning network suggests crypto can have its cake and eat it too. Transactional scaling may just be the icing.

Korea Seizes Bitcoin Worth $1.4 Million Following Supreme Court Ruling

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 11:00

Korea Seizes Bitcoin Worth $1.4 Million Following Supreme Court Ruling South Korea's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that cryptocurrencies can be forfeited in criminal cases, allowing the seizure.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: China Fights Impersonators and Fraudsters

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2018. May. 30. 10:21

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: China Fights Impersonators and Fraudsters

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature stories that show cryptocurrency is still a hot topic in China, for better or worse. Additionally covered are market awareness in Germany, a mosque that accepts bitcoin donations, a new green mining farm and an MMA champ’s love for crypto. Also Read: Dominance of Big Banks in […]

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$7,560: Bitcoin Bulls Fight Back, But Too Early to Call Reversal

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 10:00

$7,560: Bitcoin Bulls Fight Back, But Too Early to Call Reversal Bitcoin regained poised on Tuesday, climbing back to over $7,550, but the bulls still have work to do.

Bitcoin Fights Back, But Too Early to Call Bull Reversal

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 10:00

Bitcoin Fights Back, But Too Early to Call Bull Reversal Bitcoin regained poised on Tuesday, climbing back to over $7,550, but the bulls still have work to do.

PR: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About Essentia

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 09:30

PR: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About Essentia

Here’s ten reasons why Essentia has the potential to break the internet of fragmentation and propel us towards mainstream blockchain adoption.

1: Essentia is not just an application or a simple platform, it’s a protocol. Essentia does front itself with a user-friendly interface to navigate across multiple blockchains and decentralized apps. But its open-source code also means that developers can tuck into the back end and create customized experiences, for anyone to use.

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Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 09:00

Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain India's telecoms regulator plans to leverage blockchain technology to combat unsolicited phone calls and SMS messages.

EOS Is Coming, If Anyone Can Figure Out How to Vote

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 08:00

EOS Is Coming, If Anyone Can Figure Out How to Vote After a roughly year-long initial coin offering (ICO), what has become perhaps the most hotly anticipated blockchain is scheduled to launch on June 2.

China's Xi Endorses Blockchain As 'Breakthrough' in Economic Reform

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 06:00

China's Xi Endorses Blockchain As 'Breakthrough' in Economic Reform Chinese President Xi Jinping acknowledged the potential of blockchain in a speech this week, endorsing the nascent tech for the first time.

China's President Endorses Blockchain as Economic 'Breakthrough'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 06:00

China's President Endorses Blockchain as Economic 'Breakthrough' Chinese president Xi Jinping acknowledged the potential of blockchain in a speech this week, endorsing the nascent tech for the first time.

Chilean Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches in Argentina

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 30. 05:20

Chilean Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches in Argentina

Chilean crypto exchange Buda.com has launched in Argentina, initially supporting four cryptocurrencies. Already operating in three other countries, the exchange says Argentina has the potential to become its most important market in the course of a year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Buda.com Expands into Argentina Chilean cryptocurrency exchange Buda.com started […]

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6 Outrageous Moments In Crypto Twitter Scam History

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 04:00

6 Outrageous Moments In Crypto Twitter Scam History It's getting really strange out there on crypto Twitter.

Bitcoin Gets Sexy: Goodbye Pasty Neckbeards, Hello Vin Armani

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2018. May. 30. 02:40

Bitcoin Gets Sexy: Goodbye Pasty Neckbeards, Hello Vin Armani

Bitcoin cash is beginning to shed its inner nerd, and Vin Armani is one of the leading reasons. He’s lived what most men can only dream as a high class, world renowned escort to wealthy women. More recently, he’s the brain behind Cointext, a revolutionary rebranding of sending crypto without needing an internet connection. If […]

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Ethereum Classic Claims Successful Blockchain Fork

CoinDesk

2018. May. 30. 01:45

Ethereum Classic Claims Successful Blockchain Fork The ethereum classic difficulty bomb has been successfully removed, at least, according to the developers backing the 17th largest blockchain.

80% of the Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges From 2016 Have Been Replaced

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 23:35

80% of the Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges From 2016 Have Been Replaced

In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, 2016 feels like a lifetime ago. For many of the top cryptocurrency exchanges at the time it effectively was; several have fallen by the wayside and eight out of the top ten platforms by trading volume have lost their spot. It’s not just vintage altcoins that time has been […]

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Faast Platform Connects With Popular Wallets Offering Cross-Chain Swaps

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 21:40

Faast Platform Connects With Popular Wallets Offering Cross-Chain Swaps

There’s a new application called Faast, a service that claims to enable secure cross-chain trades by utilizing a few popular wallet clients and two well-known hardware devices Ledger and Trezor. This means users can swap BTC for ETH, and trade various ERC-20 tokens in a secure manner without leaving a trusted environment.  Also read: The Exahash […]

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No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 20:32

No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the company behind an initial coin offering (ICO) and its president with securities fraud.

BitGo Taps New Sales Exec During Crypto Custody Push

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 19:01

BitGo Taps New Sales Exec During Crypto Custody Push BitGo has announced it hired Bloomberg Tradebook head Josh Schwartz as its new vice president of sales.

Dominance of Big Banks in UK Means London Might Miss the Boat on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 17:40

Dominance of Big Banks in UK Means London Might Miss the Boat on Bitcoin

London has enjoyed a status of a global financial hub for centuries and served as a pioneer for brand new trading options for decades. However, some fear it is now in danger of getting left behind by the hottest emerging asset class – cryptocurrency. One of the main reasons for this appears to be the […]

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British FX Firm Currencies Direct Pilots Ripple Tech

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 17:15

British FX Firm Currencies Direct Pilots Ripple Tech Foreign exchange brokerage Currencies Direct successfully completed several international transfers using Ripple's xRapid product.

Nearly $14 Million in Crypto Sold by German Police

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 16:40

Nearly $14 Million in Crypto Sold by German Police

Lul.to, a German audio and e-book pirate platform, trafficked in close to a quarter million titles, serving 30,000 users. Summer of last year, the country’s Cyber Crime Competence Center (SN4C) shut the site down and arrested its operators. A basket of cryptocurrencies were seized in the process. Over a two month period, they were sold […]

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Austrian Regulator Freezes Crypto Mining Firm Amid Investigation

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 16:15

Austrian Regulator Freezes Crypto Mining Firm Amid Investigation The Austrian Financial Market Authority has suspended the operations of cryptocurrency mining firm INVIA GmbH for offering illegal investments.

Markets Update: Slight Comeback Shows Cryptocurrencies Press Forward

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 15:15

Markets Update: Slight Comeback Shows Cryptocurrencies Press Forward

Digital assets are seeing some recovery today on May 29, as cryptocurrency bulls are attempting to press market prices higher. Cryptocurrency values dropped pretty low this weekend once again after being unable to hold steady earlier last week. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) weighted price values are averaging $975-986 at press time, gaining 5.3 percent over the […]

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Kakao: How Korea's Largest Mobile Giant Is Embracing Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 14:30

Kakao: How Korea's Largest Mobile Giant Is Embracing Blockchain Jason Han, CEO of Kakao's blockchain subsidiary Ground X, tells CoinDesk his thoughts on how crypto could impact big business.

Meet Kakao: How Korea's Largest Mobile Giant Is Embracing Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 14:30

Meet Kakao: How Korea's Largest Mobile Giant Is Embracing Blockchain Jason Han, CEO of Kakao's blockchain subsidiary Ground X, tells CoinDesk his thoughts on how crypto could impact big business.

Crypto Payroll Processor Bitwage Launches ICO Advisory Firm

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 13:00

Crypto Payroll Processor Bitwage Launches ICO Advisory Firm Bitcoin payroll firm Bitwage has launched an advisory company aimed to make it easier for companies to launch token sales.

South Korea’s National Assembly Officially Proposes Lifting ICO Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 12:55

South Korea’s National Assembly Officially Proposes Lifting ICO Ban

South Korea’s national legislature has officially proposed to allow domestic initial coin offerings, effectively lifting the ban imposed by the government in September last year. With the lack of proper guidelines, South Korean companies have been migrating abroad to launch their token sales. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space National Assembly’s Proposal […]

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Korean National Assembly Makes Official Proposal to Lift ICO Ban

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 12:10

Korean National Assembly Makes Official Proposal to Lift ICO Ban South Korea's legislative arm of government is pushing for the removal of the country's ban on domestic initial coin offerings.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Positive Predictions Meet Negative Prognosis

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 12:05

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Positive Predictions Meet Negative Prognosis

In times when cryptocurrency markets are experiencing a relatively significant dip, some influential voices continue to sound optimistic. We cover these opinions in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Of course, positive predictions are almost always balanced by some negative expectations; in this case they are part of a short-term prognosis. Also read: Bitcoin in […]

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EOS Forced to Patch 'Epic' Security Loopholes Ahead of Launch

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2018. May. 29. 11:01

EOS Forced to Patch 'Epic' Security Loopholes Ahead of Launch Blockchain platform EOS says serious vulnerabilities reported by an internet security firm just days before its mainnet launch have been fixed.

German Authorities Sold $14 Million in Seized Cryptos Over Price Fears

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 10:00

German Authorities Sold $14 Million in Seized Cryptos Over Price Fears Prosecutors in Germany have made an emergency sale of cryptocurrencies seized in two investigations due to concerns over price volatility.

PR: DIWtoken.com – Alpha Launch on Testnet Before the End of ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 09:30

PR: DIWtoken.com – Alpha Launch on Testnet Before the End of ICO

It has already been three weeks since the launch of DIW’s ICO with just one week left to go – just enough time to seize this rare opportunity and join this unprecedented project! The entire team has been on constant alert for months now with quite a few kilos of coffee consumed on many endless meetings and sleepless nights! It has been a unique and amazing experience thus far and everyone is looking forward to the next stage that the project is about to enter.

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Bitcoin Now Faces Last Major Support Level Before $5K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 09:00

Bitcoin Now Faces Last Major Support Level Before $5K Bitcoin is down again and looks set to test another key support level at $6,900, the technical charts indicate.

Bitcoin Price Faces Last Major Support Level Before $5K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 09:00

Bitcoin Price Faces Last Major Support Level Before $5K Bitcoin is down again and looks set to test another key support level at $6,900, the technical charts indicate.

Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up Operation

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 08:40

Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up Operation

Cease and desist letters have been sent to five crypto companies operating in Alabama, as part of the ongoing “Operation Crypto-Sweep.” The campaign, led by the North American Securities Administrators Association, is targeting ICO projects and blockchain startups suspected of fraudulent activities and violations of existing securities laws. Actions have been taken already by NASAA […]

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Baidu's 'Wikipedia' Now Logs Revisions on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 08:00

Baidu's 'Wikipedia' Now Logs Revisions on a Blockchain Chinese search giant Baidu has turned to blockchain technology in order to make its online encyclopedia more traceable and transparent.

Japan Was the Wake-Up Call: Get Ready to Defend Privacy Coins

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 07:00

Japan Was the Wake-Up Call: Get Ready to Defend Privacy Coins To advocate for regulatory leniency, we must consider the advantages, not the disadvantages, that privacy coins will provide to the greater community.

Japan's Ban Is a Wake-Up Call to Defend Privacy Coins

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 07:00

Japan's Ban Is a Wake-Up Call to Defend Privacy Coins To advocate for regulatory leniency, we must consider the advantages, not the disadvantages, that privacy coins will provide to the greater community.

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 06:11

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has reportedly announced that it will gradually lower the withdrawal limit for any accounts that have not been converted to real-name ones, citing risks of financial crimes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Lowering Withdrawal Limit Bithumb reportedly said on Monday that it has “decided […]

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A New Twist On Lightning Tech Could Be Coming Soon to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. May. 29. 04:00

A New Twist On Lightning Tech Could Be Coming Soon to Bitcoin The lightning network is still new, but a group of its devs are already thinking about an alternative technology to better protect users' funds.

Second Class Citizens or a False Narrative? The Non-Mining Node Debate Heats Up

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 29. 00:40

Second Class Citizens or a False Narrative? The Non-Mining Node Debate Heats Up

Over the past few months, there has been an ongoing theoretical and ideological debate concerning the difference between mining nodes and non-mining nodes, and whether or not one set of nodes is more important than the other. The ongoing argument between BCH proponents and BTC supporters often leads to the node debate as to which […]

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Bitcoin Addicts Crave Risk, Excitement, Escape

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 22:40

Bitcoin Addicts Crave Risk, Excitement, Escape

Corner those experienced within cryptocurrency’s ecosystem, and they’ll admit something akin to addicts exist. That fine line between obsession and irrational exuberance is probably best exemplified in wild price fluxuations, furious buying and selling. At least one historic county in Scotland, Peeblesshire (Siorrachd nam Pùballan), believes they’ve identified bitcoin addicts, and are beginning to treat […]

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The Exahash Era: SHA-256 Mining is a Significant Achievement in Computer Engineering

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 20:40

The Exahash Era: SHA-256 Mining is a Significant Achievement in Computer Engineering

The cryptocurrency economy is nearing the end of 2018’s fifth month after a spectacular year of bullish prices throughout 2017. The past five months have been incredibly bearish as far as market values are concerned but the processing power of digital assets, particularly SHA-256 cryptocurrencies, continues to increase exponentially. Today SHA-256 miners makeup on of […]

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The Exahash Era: SHA-256 Mining a Significant Achievement

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 20:40

The Exahash Era: SHA-256 Mining a Significant Achievement

The cryptocurrency economy is nearing the end of 2018’s fifth month after a spectacular year of bullish prices throughout 2017. The past five months have been incredibly bearish as far as market values are concerned but the processing power of digital assets, particularly SHA-256 cryptocurrencies, continues to increase exponentially. Today SHA-256 miners makeup on of […]

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Bitcoin Core Fees Fall to Their Lowest in Years

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 18:40

Bitcoin Core Fees Fall to Their Lowest in Years

Fees on the bitcoin core network have reached their lowest in seven years, with the median cost of sending BTC currently standing at $0.11. While there are several reasons why BTC fees are low, one of them is obvious: less people are using the network. The number of daily transactions has dropped sharply since last […]

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PR: Former Head of Strategy & Operations Consulting at KPMG Joins XinFin Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 17:30

PR: Former Head of Strategy & Operations Consulting at KPMG Joins XinFin Platform

Singapore, May 27- S. V. Sukumar, the former Partner and Head of Strategy and Operation Consulting at KPMG and a prominent thought leader joined XinFin as a Senior Advisor.

Mr. Sukumar has more than 40 years of diverse experience in industrial and management consulting and has served fortune 500 brands globally. A pioneer in implementing management concepts like TQM, Six Sigma, and Lean, he strategized and improvised performance in Financial Services, Supply Chain, Consumer and Industrial Products, Pharma, Automobiles, etc., helping clients to enhance revenue and reduce costs thereby driving growth in the global competitive market.

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Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients’ Crypto Activites

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 16:40

Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients’ Crypto Activites

The Israeli Ministry of Finance has published draft prohibiting money laundering regulations with provisions specifically pertaining to virtual currencies. The proposed regulations will also introduce a suite of new reporting requirements for financial service providers, including strict conditions regarding the cryptocurrency activities of clients. Also Read: South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries Israeli […]

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Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients’ Crypto Activities

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 16:40

Draft Law Requires Israeli Firms to Report on Clients’ Crypto Activities

The Israeli Ministry of Finance has published draft prohibiting money laundering regulations with provisions specifically pertaining to virtual currencies. The proposed regulations will also introduce a suite of new reporting requirements for financial service providers, including strict conditions regarding the cryptocurrency activities of clients. Also Read: South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries Israeli […]

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Chinese Universities to Build Blockchain DAO for Affordable Education

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 15:10

Chinese Universities to Build Blockchain DAO for Affordable Education A group of top-tier Chinese universities plans to build a distributed organization to make educational resources more accessible and affordable.

Universities to Build Blockchain DAO for Affordable Education

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 15:10

Universities to Build Blockchain DAO for Affordable Education A group of top-tier Chinese universities plans to build a distributed organization to make educational resources more accessible and affordable.

Blockchain Projects Live a Little Over a Year on Average, China Claims

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 14:40

Blockchain Projects Live a Little Over a Year on Average, China Claims

The majority of blockchain projects have a short life span, averaging a little over one year, according to a report by Chinese researchers. Less than a tenth of the examined projects in the study are still active, a local official revealed at a big data expo in the city of Guizhou. Beijing, however, has recently […]

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Blockchain Could 'Revolutionize' Retail and CPG Industries: Deloitte

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 14:30

Blockchain Could 'Revolutionize' Retail and CPG Industries: Deloitte A Deloitte report suggests the retail and consumer packaged goods sectors could see benefits from blockchain integration across a number of use cases.

Chinese Ride-Hailing App Founder Wants to Build a Blockchain 'Uber'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 13:30

Chinese Ride-Hailing App Founder Wants to Build a Blockchain 'Uber' Chen Weixing, founder of Chinese ride-hailing app Kuaidi Dache, is planning to build a blockchain-based application for ride-sharing.

Ridesharing App Founder Wants to Build a Blockchain 'Uber'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 13:30

Ridesharing App Founder Wants to Build a Blockchain 'Uber' Chen Weixing, founder of Chinese ride-hailing app Kuaidi Dache, is planning to build a blockchain-based application for ride-sharing.

Bank of Russia Official: Still Too Early to Gauge Blockchain's Potential

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 13:00

Bank of Russia Official: Still Too Early to Gauge Blockchain's Potential A senior official at Russia's central bank has said blockchain technology is immature but may have industrial-scale applications.

South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 12:33

South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has announced that it will block trading in 11 countries as part of its revised internal regulations aimed to prevent money laundering using its system. Foreign users will also need to undergo a stricter verification process. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Preventing Money Laundering Bithumb announced […]

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Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future Is Being Built

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 12:00

Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future Is Being Built Blockchain can upend – not just the business models of recent decades – but a millennia-old societal practice of deep significance to civilization.

China Poised to Form Blockchain Standards Committee This Year

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 11:05

China Poised to Form Blockchain Standards Committee This Year China expects to form its national blockchain standards committee by the end of 2018, according to an IT ministry official.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Poloniex Responds to Frozen Accounts Complaints

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 10:27

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Poloniex Responds to Frozen Accounts Complaints

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature stories that show the increased focus regulators have placed on companies operating in the cryptocurrency scene and how it can adversely affect clients. FCA revels it is investigating dozens of ventures, and Poloniex tries to reassure legacy clients that their frozen funds are safe. Also Read: Niall […]

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Bitcoin Bears Still in Charge But Indecision Could Open Doors for Rally

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 10:25

Bitcoin Bears Still in Charge But Indecision Could Open Doors for Rally While the odds are still stacked in favor of bitcoin's bears, marketplace exhaustion may have provided a chance for a brief rally.

Bitcoin Bears In Charge But Indecision Could Spur Rally

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 10:25

Bitcoin Bears In Charge But Indecision Could Spur Rally While the odds are still stacked in favor of bitcoin's bears, marketplace exhaustion may have provided a chance for a brief rally.

No Miners? Intel Seeks to Automate DLT Block Verification

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 09:33

No Miners? Intel Seeks to Automate DLT Block Verification A newly released Intel patent application sets out a system for automatically creating and validating blocks on a distributed ledger.

PR: Cryptocurrency Payment Service Platform Sopay Launches Crowdfunding on the LEEKICO Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 09:30

PR: Cryptocurrency Payment Service Platform Sopay Launches Crowdfunding on the LEEKICO Platform

Sydney, Australia - SoPay, a project aiming to develop a fast, private and easy-to-use digital currency payment platform, announced its much anticipated token sale will start on May 29, 2018 and end on June 3, 2018. The sale is managed on the LEEKICO platform and expects to collect a total of ETH 10,000. More information about the sale is available on the LEEKICO platform:

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Prague Subway System Now Has Ten New Bitcoin ATMs

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 08:20

Prague Subway System Now Has Ten New Bitcoin ATMs

One of the largest Bitcoin ATM manufacturers in the world, General Bytes, has recently installed ten new cryptocurrency ATMs throughout the Prague subway in the Czech Republic. Now commuters riding the Prague Metro can purchase digital assets at various locations spread out across the fifth busiest metro system in Europe. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Chinese Blockchain Event Draws Backlash Over Chairman Mao Stunt

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 08:00

Chinese Blockchain Event Draws Backlash Over Chairman Mao Stunt Chinese crypto media firms are boycotting a blockchain event after the organizer used a Chairman Mao imitator to fire up the audience.

What to Expect When Ethereum Classic Diffuses Its 'Difficulty Bomb'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 06:30

What to Expect When Ethereum Classic Diffuses Its 'Difficulty Bomb' The upcoming ethereum classic fork will disable a 'difficulty bomb,' committing the network to a proof-of-work consensus algorithm.

How Lithuania Became a Hub of Cryptocurrency Innovation

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 06:20

How Lithuania Became a Hub of Cryptocurrency Innovation

On the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea lies Lithuania, a country of some 2.8 million. Most most people would struggle to place it on a map, and there are 77 European cities larger than its capital Vilnius, which number just 578,000. Despite this, Lithuania has outperformed nations 20 times its size in the token […]

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South African Asset Management Firm, Sygnia, to Open Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 04:20

South African Asset Management Firm, Sygnia, to Open Crypto Exchange

Johannesburg-based investment management company, Sygnia Ltd., has announced its intention to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, Sygniacoin – which is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2018. Also Read: BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June South African Wealth Management Firm to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange Next Quarter South African investment management firm, Sygnia, has […]

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IHS Markit Has a Plan to Tokenize the $1 Trillion Syndicated Loan Market

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 04:00

IHS Markit Has a Plan to Tokenize the $1 Trillion Syndicated Loan Market IHS Markit is developing a blockchain-based system to handle cash payments in syndicated loans – and eventually, in a wider range of transactions.

IHS Markit Has A Plan to Tokenize A $1 Trillion Loan Market

CoinDesk

2018. May. 28. 04:00

IHS Markit Has A Plan to Tokenize A $1 Trillion Loan Market IHS Markit is developing a blockchain-based system to handle cash payments in syndicated loans – and eventually, in a wider range of transactions.

Chilean Bank Reopens Accounts of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 02:20

Chilean Bank Reopens Accounts of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Following the court order for three major banks in Chile to reopen current accounts of crypto exchanges, Cryptomkt and Buda.com, one bank has complied. Bancoestado has reportedly made arrangements to open an account for Cryptomkt exchange, which expects to resume cryptocurrency transactions in the coming days. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Legacy Poloniex Customers Are Complaining About Frozen Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 28. 00:20

Legacy Poloniex Customers Are Complaining About Frozen Accounts

This past week, many users who patronize the cryptocurrency exchange, Poloniex, have been complaining about their legacy accounts being frozen for not being verified on the exchange. Complaints are piling up on social media and forums over the past couple of days, with reports of even users who have been able to get their account […]

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Got 1 BTC? Another Japanese Exchange Wants to Borrow Your Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 22:20

Got 1 BTC? Another Japanese Exchange Wants to Borrow Your Cryptocurrencies

Another government-approved Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has launched a program to borrow cryptocurrencies from its members. The exchange seeks to borrow 1 BTC or more. Initially, only BTC will be borrowed, but the exchange plans to add other cryptocurrencies including BCH, XRP, ETH, and LTC. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitbank Will […]

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Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 20:20

Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

Central bankers are being warned by researchers that the crypto revolution will overtake the system they are in-charge of preserving. Recently, British economic historian and author Niall Ferguson told the Bank of England that Bitcoin is the financial system of the future. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee’s Bullish Prediction and a Guy Living […]

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Bogs and Wojaks: How Crypto Memes Help Traders Deal with the Downturn

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 18:20

Bogs and Wojaks: How Crypto Memes Help Traders Deal with the Downturn

The altcoin markets might be in freefall, ICOs dead in the water, and bitcoin nursing a fixed scowl, but you wouldn’t know it on crypto Twitter. Over the past 48 hours, its leading lights have been more preoccupied with having their profile pics “bogged” than posting charts. The Bogdanoff twins are one of the many […]

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A London-Based Company Successfully Trademarks the Name ‘Bitcoin’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 16:20

A London-Based Company Successfully Trademarks the Name ‘Bitcoin’

Multiple reports and public filings have shown a UK-based firm called ‘A.B.C. IPHoldings South West’ has successfully acquired a trademark for the name ‘Bitcoin’. According to a merchant on Etsy, IP-Holdings sent a cease and desist order because they were selling Bitcoin-themed t-shirts. Also read: There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’ UK […]

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BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 14:35

BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June

Chinese crypto company BTCC has announced it will launch an upgraded exchange platform next month. Initially, users will be able to trade BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, and USD, with other currencies to be added later. BTCC returns with enhanced liquidity, faster deposits and withdrawals, and zero trading fees for the first three months. Also read: […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee’s Bullish Prediction and a Guy Living in His Car

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 12:25

This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee’s Bullish Prediction and a Guy Living in His Car

This week we learned that Deutsche Börse “Deep at Work” on Bitcoin and John McAfee predicted bulls’ billions will soon be pumped by institutional investors, despite the current cool market. These stories and many more were covered in this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief. And the most commented on story of the week talked […]

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ZombieChain Comes Alive: Can Ethereum Sidechains Save the Dapps?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 27. 10:50

ZombieChain Comes Alive: Can Ethereum Sidechains Save the Dapps? Loom Network, which came up with the idea of dedicated "dappchains" for scalable decentralized apps, is embracing sharing.

Despite 2018 Bear Trend, Top Ten Crypto Markets of 2017 Gain Average of 170% in 12 Months

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 10:11

Despite 2018 Bear Trend, Top Ten Crypto Markets of 2017 Gain Average of 170% in 12 Months

In our latest historic snapshot analysis, we look at the performance of the top ten cryptocurrency markets since May 28th, 2017. Despite suffering heavy losses during 2018, the average price gain of the top ten markets has been 170% when compared with prices from 12 months ago, with only one of the then leading markets […]

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Leadership Shifts to Usher in New Era for Monero Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. May. 27. 09:40

Leadership Shifts to Usher in New Era for Monero Cryptocurrency New leaders with ambitious business strategies are on the rise within monero, seeking "usability for ordinary people."

Bitgrail Exchange Ordered Down Indefinitely as Italian Court Upholds Halt

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 07:54

Bitgrail Exchange Ordered Down Indefinitely as Italian Court Upholds Halt

Earlier this month, Bitgrail’s principal Franceso Firano attempted to reopen the Italian cryptocurrency exchange after $170 million in losses and during their legal sorting out. An inside job or software hack, that hasn’t had an official determination, and fingers are still pointing between the exchange’s charismatic operator and crypto devs. International heavy law firm Bonelli […]

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There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 27. 03:33

There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’

There’s a new card game called ‘Bitcon’ that’s been introduced on Kickstarter that allows people to experience the cryptocurrency investment fever for amusement and laughs. The strategy game was created by two cryptocurrency investors who were tired of hearing about people doing unbelievable things like selling their home or using their student loan money to […]

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Project to Build Satoshi Statue Gains Support in Kiev

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 23:40

Project to Build Satoshi Statue Gains Support in Kiev

An initiative to erect a monument of Satoshi Nakamoto in Ukraine’s capital is gaining momentum and support. The idea is to place the statue right where the red Karelian stone figure of Lenin used to stand, before it was taken down almost five years ago. The project is said to be part of a global […]

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Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 21:21

Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges

This week, a number of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange revealed their plans to enter the crypto exchange business for the first time. They include one of the most popular budget-managing app operators, an entertainment conglomerate, one of the largest music labels, and a medical corporation. These corporations join other public companies that previously […]

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Six Japanese Public Companies Plan to Launch Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 21:10

Six Japanese Public Companies Plan to Launch Crypto Exchanges

This week, a number of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange revealed their plans to enter the crypto exchange business. They include one of the most popular budget-managing app operators, an entertainment conglomerate, one of the largest music labels, and a medical corporation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Money Forward […]

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331 High-Income Traders Declared Crypto Profits in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 19:10

331 High-Income Traders Declared Crypto Profits in Japan

The Japanese tax authority has for the first time revealed the number of high-income taxpayers who declared cryptocurrency profits in the year 2017. Out of the total number of taxpayers with miscellaneous income of 100 million yen or more, excluding public pension, 60% of them reported income from crypto transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Bchpls.io Enables Free Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 17:10

Bchpls.io Enables Free Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Platform

There’s a new Point-of-Sale (PoS) service the Bitcoin Cash community has been talking about called, Bchpls.io, an app that enables any brick n’ mortar merchant to accept BCH with just two devices by providing a customer screen, and a cashier view. Bchpls is currently in open beta which means the public can test the software […]

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Wendy McElroy: The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 15:33

Wendy McElroy: The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 3 The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil First we must realize that all actions are performed by individuals… If we scrutinize the meaning of the various actions performed by individuals we must necessarily learn everything about the actions […]

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Markets Update: Bear Market Adds Cryptocurrency Trading Uncertainty

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 14:55

Markets Update: Bear Market Adds Cryptocurrency Trading Uncertainty

Cryptocurrency markets have had a rough week over the last seven days as many digital assets lost quite a bit of value most had gained two weeks prior. Currently, markets are seemingly consolidating and have remained somewhat stable over the last 24-hours. At the moment Bitcoin Core (BTC) values have been hovering around $7,470-7,560 during […]

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Spending Bitcoin in Europe Is Getting Easier Thanks to Wirex and Paytomat

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 13:41

Spending Bitcoin in Europe Is Getting Easier Thanks to Wirex and Paytomat

European cryptocurrency holders have reason to be cheerful. Slowly but surely it’s becoming easier to spend BTC, BCH, and a range of other cryptos throughout the continent, with payment services like Wirex and Paytomat leading the charge. It’s now possible to spend bitcoin in hundreds of restaurants and stores throughout Eastern Europe, as well as […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Crypto Hiring and Blockchain Welfare, From Down Under

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 11:35

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Crypto Hiring and Blockchain Welfare, From Down Under

Instant crypto-denominated salaries and blockchain-based social security payments feature in Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports about these promising developments in the labor market and the public sector come from Australia. Also, the Slovak tax authority intends to use blockchain technology for more efficient tax collection.   Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap […]

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Blockchain Must Adapt to Build Trust in the Internet of Things

CoinDesk

2018. May. 26. 10:30

Blockchain Must Adapt to Build Trust in the Internet of Things While there is tremendous promise for the tech, blockchain must evolve substantially to meet the unique demands of the internet of things.

Startup Behind Zk-Starks Breakthrough to Seek Cryptocurrencies As Customers

CoinDesk

2018. May. 26. 10:15

Startup Behind Zk-Starks Breakthrough to Seek Cryptocurrencies As Customers Lead scientists behind privacy tech zk-starks have started a business providing the solution to blockchains in exchange for tokens.

Startup Behind Zk-Starks Tech to Seek Cryptocurrencies as Customers

CoinDesk

2018. May. 26. 10:15

Startup Behind Zk-Starks Tech to Seek Cryptocurrencies as Customers Lead scientists behind privacy tech zk-starks have started a business providing the solution to blockchains in exchange for tokens.

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 08:40

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into […]

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DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 05:21

DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

Investigations are all about the crypto ecosystem, but a recent report regarding a US Department of Justice price manipulation crackdown was widely said to be the cause of market caps falling, and by a lot. Fundstrat, the ecosystem’s favorite financial professional crypto bull, is on record as welcoming government regulation, what it calls “adult supervision.” […]

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Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Confesses to Russian Money Laundering Charges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 26. 00:40

Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Confesses to Russian Money Laundering Charges

According to regional publications in Russia, the alleged BTC-e mastermind and prisoner in Greece, Alexander Vinnik, has allegedly confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: This Week in […]

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2 Million Revolut Customers Get More Cryptocurrency Access

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 22:42

2 Million Revolut Customers Get More Cryptocurrency Access

In the heady days of 2017, Revolut Ltd promised it would continue to add cryptocurrency choices for its customer base. The future promise was made after its rollout of onboarding bitcoin core (BTC), litecoin (LTC), and ether (ETH) to eager users. Just this week, the England-based company made good by further adding bitcoin cash (BCH) […]

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ZeppelinOS Software Launch Promises Easier Fix for Ethereum Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 21:59

ZeppelinOS Software Launch Promises Easier Fix for Ethereum Contracts ZeppelinOS wants to incentivize developers to create smart contract libraries which they can then improve, stamping out bugs and standardizing code.

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 21:00

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain The Palazzetto in the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola is being auctioned on a blockchain in a historic moment for the 200-year-old property.

Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 20:40

Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub

Chinese exchange Zb.com has set up a branch in Thailand with a plan to turn it into the regional crypto trading hub in Southeast Asia. The move came as the Thai government finalizes the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Creating Regional Hub […]

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Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% Attacks

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 18:40

Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% Attacks

First it happened to verge. $1.8m of cryptocurrency swiped in a matter of hours. Then to bitcoin gold, plundered in an $18m double spend attack. Then to verge again, this time to the tune of $1.7 million. Along the way, monacoin is also believed to have been hit. Someone is methodically working their way through […]

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BitGo Is Building Its Own Digital Asset Custodian

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 16:45

BitGo Is Building Its Own Digital Asset Custodian Blockchain security startup BitGo has decided to build its own asset custodian, and will no longer proceed with its acquisition of Kingdom Trust.

Singapore Warns Eight Unauthorized Token Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 16:40

Singapore Warns Eight Unauthorized Token Exchanges

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has warned eight digital token exchanges operating in the country over unauthorized securities trading. The regulator also stopped an initial coin offering, prompting its issuer to return all funds received from Singapore-based investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Eight Token Exchanges Warned Singapore’s central bank and financial […]

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CryptoKitties Charity Auction Raises $15K for Children's Hospital

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 16:01

CryptoKitties Charity Auction Raises $15K for Children's Hospital Bella's Kitty Den, a CryptoKitties marketplace, raised over $15,000 by auctioning donated collectible kitties for the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Just One Crypto Bucked the Market Downtrend This Week

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 15:15

Just One Crypto Bucked the Market Downtrend This Week Shadowing the losses in bitcoin, the top-25 cryptocurrencies have all fallen over the last seven days – all bar one, that is.

Just One Top Crypto Bucked This Week's Market Downturn

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 15:15

Just One Top Crypto Bucked This Week's Market Downturn Shadowing the losses in bitcoin, the top-25 cryptocurrencies have all fallen over the last seven days – all bar one, that is.

Caspian Partners With Bitmex to Offer All-In-One Portfolio Services

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 14:51

Caspian Partners With Bitmex to Offer All-In-One Portfolio Services

On May 23 the cryptocurrency portfolio and risk management platform Caspian Tech announced a partnership with the Seychelles based trading platform the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex). The move aims to bring Caspian closer to being an all-in-one platform with access to multiple exchanges. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap Air Tickets Now Offered […]

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Chinese Blockchain Complex Offers Startups Millions in Subsidies

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 14:30

Chinese Blockchain Complex Offers Startups Millions in Subsidies A new blockchain industrial park in China aims to attract talented individuals and startups by offering millions of dollars-worth of subsidies.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels Adds Crypto Rewards to Official Website

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 13:00

Porn Star Stormy Daniels Adds Crypto Rewards to Official Website Adult actress Stormy Daniels has partnered with Vice Industry Token to add cryptocurrency incentives for website users.

Bangkok Bank Joins R3's Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 12:00

Bangkok Bank Joins R3's Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap Air Tickets Now Offered for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 11:46

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap Air Tickets Now Offered for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin in Brief today features a couple of announcements adding to the growing number of bitcoin cash adoptions. A luxury cryptocurrency concierge now accepts BCH for the items it offers to the crypto rich – a logical step, according to its founder. An online travel agency is introducing three new coins to its payment options, […]

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Chinese City to Use Blockchain In Fight Against Tax Evasion

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 11:01

Chinese City to Use Blockchain In Fight Against Tax Evasion Tencent is working with a local tax authority on fintech solutions to tax issues, and already has a blockchain product for invoicing.

Bitcoin Faces First Close Below This Key Long-Term Support in 2.5 Years

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 10:00

Bitcoin Faces First Close Below This Key Long-Term Support in 2.5 Years If bitcoin closes the week below the 50-week moving average it will increase the likelihood of a sell-off to $6,000

Bitcoin Faces Close Below Long-Term Support In First Since 2015

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 10:00

Bitcoin Faces Close Below Long-Term Support In First Since 2015 If bitcoin closes the week below the 50-week moving average it will increase the likelihood of a sell-off to $6,000

Alabama Securities Watchdog Hits 3 ICOs with Cease-and-Desists

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 09:00

Alabama Securities Watchdog Hits 3 ICOs with Cease-and-Desists The U.S. state of Alabama has issued cease-and-desist orders to three ICOs that were allegedly soliciting residents with unregistered securities.

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 08:40

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

One of the largest energy suppliers in the Czech Republic has recently announced plans to start accepting cryptocurrency from its customers. The bitcoin payment option should be available as early as next month, its management said. The company is about to join a growing number of Czech businesses processing crypto payments by introducing them to […]

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Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 08:00

Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO No team, plagiarized white paper, McAfee pump, promises of bitcoin-like returns, brand hijacking, a fake blog. Welcome to ICO-land.

Date Set: Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Will Launch 7nm Bitcoin Miner on June 6

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 06:40

Date Set: Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Will Launch 7nm Bitcoin Miner on June 6

Japan’s GMO Internet announced that it will unveil its flagship bitcoin mining machine, called GMO miner B2, equipped with the 7nm chips on June 6. Interested customers can register now for the upcoming information session. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Launching on June 6 The wait for 7nm bitcoin mining products […]

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Norfolk Southern the Latest Railway to Join Blockchain Transport Group

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 06:08

Norfolk Southern the Latest Railway to Join Blockchain Transport Group Norfolk Southern is the latest railway to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Police Officers in Ukraine Caught Secretly Mining Crypto at Work for Four Months

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 04:40

Police Officers in Ukraine Caught Secretly Mining Crypto at Work for Four Months

Employees of a regional police department in Ukraine were recently caught mining cryptocurrencies using the department’s resources, according to the court document. They had been mining for four months before they got caught and their mining farm seized. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Police Mining Farm Discovered Employees of the National […]

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EY's Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now Live

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 04:00

EY's Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now Live A group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for global shipping industry said the technology is now live in commercial use.

Tezos Community Petitions to End the Class Action Lawsuits

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 03:05

Tezos Community Petitions to End the Class Action Lawsuits

Tezos was conceived as a governance-based blockchain to rival Ethereum, but it’s become more synonymous with protracted legal battles and internecine conflict. As the latest class action lawsuit drags its way through the courts, the Tezos community has petitioned for an end to all the legal turmoil so that everyone can move on. Also read: US […]

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Coinjar Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Supporting AUD Pairings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 01:35

Coinjar Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Supporting AUD Pairings

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

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The Record-Breaking $152 Million Battle Over Blockchain Betting Tool Augur

CoinDesk

2018. May. 25. 00:40

The Record-Breaking $152 Million Battle Over Blockchain Betting Tool Augur An investor and three founders are being sued in a landmark cryptocurrency case centered on the ethereum decentralized application Augur.

BCH Payment Processor Bitek Allows Colombian Merchants to Convert to Pesos

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 25. 00:05

BCH Payment Processor Bitek Allows Colombian Merchants to Convert to Pesos

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

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Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 22:35

Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

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

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ShipChain Pushes Back Against Securities Violations Claims

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 22:01

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

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 21:05

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

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

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Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 19:40

Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions

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

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Payments Platform Uphold Completes XRP Ledger Integration

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 19:30

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 18:30

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

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 17:40

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

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

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Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 17:30

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

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 16:10

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

Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 15:40

Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 15:20

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

Revolut App Adds XRP, Bitcoin Cash to Crypto Options

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 14:35

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

Cryptocurrency Exchange Verification Is Getting Weird

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 13:50

Cryptocurrency Exchange Verification Is Getting Weird

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

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German Stock Exchange Wants to Launch Bitcoin Products

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 13:00

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

Singapore Warns 8 Exchanges Over Unregistered Securities Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 12:00

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 11:51

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

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

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Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 11:00

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

Coinbase Acquires Decentralized ERC-20 Trading Platform Paradex

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 10:40

Coinbase Acquires Decentralized ERC-20 Trading Platform Paradex

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 10:00

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 09:30

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

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

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

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Bitcoin Faces Drop to $7K as Bull Defense Crumbles

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 09:30

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 09:00

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

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 08:40

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

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

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Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 08:00

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

SEC Chairman Applauds ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 06:40

SEC Chairman Applauds ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’

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

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China Orders Faster Blockchain Development in Top-Level Missive

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 06:30

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

China's State Council Orders Faster Blockchain Development

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 06:30

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 04:40

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

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 04:01

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 02:40

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

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

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UN Division Looks to IOTA Ledger Tech for Higher Efficiency

CoinDesk

2018. May. 24. 02:30

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 24. 00:40

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

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

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Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 22:40

Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 20:40

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

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

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Coinbase Is Rebranding Its Crypto Exchange Service

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 20:26

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

AmEx Upgrades Rewards Program with Hyperledger Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 20:15

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

Thai Bank Pilots Cross-Border Transaction Using Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 19:00

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 18:48

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

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

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A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 17:43

A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 17:30

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

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

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

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IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 16:50

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

Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 16:03

Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 15:00

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 14:37

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

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

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Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions in the Philippines

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 13:01

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

Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 13:01

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

Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 12:30

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

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

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2018. May. 23. 12:29

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

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

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India Considers New Tax on Cryptocurrency Trades

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 11:40

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

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

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2018. May. 23. 10:30

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

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

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China Prosecutes 98 Over Alleged $2 Billion OneCoin Pyramid Scheme

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 10:30

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

PR: Essentia Re-Opens Whitelist for 2000 Additional Applications

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2018. May. 23. 09:30

PR: Essentia Re-Opens Whitelist for 2000 Additional Applications

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

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 09:00

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

Bitcoin Price Faces Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 09:00

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

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 08:40

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

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

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#Bitcoin is not a bubble.

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2018. May. 23. 08:30

#Bitcoin is not a bubble.

#Bitcoin is not a bubble.

Singapore Proposes Regulatory Boost for Decentralized Exchanges

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2018. May. 23. 08:15

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

Huobi Pro Launches New Crypto Market Index

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 07:18

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 06:59

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

Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 06:40

Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

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

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Chilean Central Bank President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 06:40

Chilean Central Bank President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

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

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Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 04:40

Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

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

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MIT Is Testing A Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 04:00

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

MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 04:00

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 23. 02:41

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

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

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2018. May. 23. 02:40

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 01:15

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

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 23. 00:00

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

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

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CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 22:40

CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

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

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CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 21:40

CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning

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

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South Carolina Sanctions Startup Over Unregistered Token Sales

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 21:07

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 19:40

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

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

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Bank of America Patents Blockchain Security Tools

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 19:31

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

Crypto Scams Comprise 0.6% of Fraud – Australian Consumer Watchdog

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 18:40

Crypto Scams Comprise 0.6% of Fraud – Australian Consumer Watchdog

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 18:00

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 17:00

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

Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 16:40

Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 16:00

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 16:00

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

CFTC Issues Guidance for Firms Offering Cryptocurrency Derivatives

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 14:54

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 14:40

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

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

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Taiwan Eyes Blockchain Growth with New Parliamentary Alliance

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 13:30

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:45

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 12:35

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

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:00

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 12:00

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

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 11:40

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

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

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Seoul Mayor Pledges Blockchain Boost in Re-Election Push

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 11:00

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

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

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 10:35

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

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

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Failed Bull Breakout Leaves Bitcoin Eyeing Drop to $8K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 10:00

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

PR: eToro Announces Expansion Plans

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 09:30

PR: eToro Announces Expansion Plans

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

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

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 09:00

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

Bitcoin Brokerage Denies Tezos ICO Involvement in Court Filing

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 08:00

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

Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 06:20

Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

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

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Ohio Could Become Next US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 06:00

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

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 04:20

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

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

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

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 04:00

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

ICOs Are Setting Capital Free. That's Revolutionary

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 04:00

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

Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 03:20

Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition

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

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A Bank In Argentina Is Now Using Bitcoin for Cross-Border Payments

CoinDesk

2018. May. 22. 02:30

A Bank In Argentina Is Now Using Bitcoin for Cross-Border Payments Cryptocurrency trading startup Bitex has trialed a cross-border payments system using bitcoin with an Argentinian bank.

Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 01:20

Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies

Spain’s financial regulator has clarified its position on regulated investment funds investing directly in cryptocurrencies. These type of funds are legal under Law 22/2014, and investments can be made through three types of legal entities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Funds Directly Investing in Cryptocurrencies Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV […]

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Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 22. 00:20

Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash

The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (??????) in the city’s financial center is this week’s spot for Roger Ver’s weekly video update, a project started just about a month ago. He’s joined at the five-star retreat for the episode by Ryan X. Charles, CEO of Yours.org. The two men discussed their participation in an international […]

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The Privacy Coin Matrix: A Comprehensive Spreadsheet of Anonymous Digital Assets

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 23:20

The Privacy Coin Matrix: A Comprehensive Spreadsheet of Anonymous Digital Assets

After delving into the world of cryptocurrencies one can see that good majority of digital asset proponents are big fans of privacy and anonymity. Just recently a spreadsheet document was published that lists the top privacy-centric coins and the various differences between them. The paper called “Privacy Coin Matrix,” allows enthusiasts to see a comprehensive […]

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Hebron Resident Accused of Laundering Millions From Stolen Credit Cards With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 21:20

Hebron Resident Accused of Laundering Millions From Stolen Credit Cards With Bitcoin

The Tel Aviv District Court has received today an indictment against Halmi Git, a 33-year-old from the Palestinian city of Hebron, for a wide-ranging affair involving the management of forums for the sharing and sale of stolen credit card details. His forums have allegedly involved about 1,300,000 users from around the world, leading to massive […]

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Onchain Capital Founder Bullish on BCH and ETH

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 19:20

Onchain Capital Founder Bullish on BCH and ETH

The founder of Onchain Capital, and host of CNBC Africa’s ‘Crypto Trader’ show, Ran Neu-Ner, recently discussed his outlook for cryptocurrency regulation, initial coin offering (ICOs), and shared his outlook for several top cryptocurrencies markets. Mr. Neu-Ner described Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum as markets that he intends to ‘HODL’, adding that right now, he is passing […]

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Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 18:06

Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales A newly-released Walmart patent application outlines a digital resale marketplace placed on a blockchain.

PR: Assembling the A Team – The Start of a New Era- INGOT Coin & Trade.io

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 17:30

PR: Assembling the A Team – The Start of a New Era- INGOT Coin & Trade.io

It is no secret that everybody wants to make their own ICOs, raise funds and provide better and more efficient services. With the revolution of Blockchainit seems that we are headed towards a better, more complete and innovative future. Companies across all industries are pushing hard to be the early bird that eats the worm and achieving their legacy and create history.

So why have we not yet gained the momentum we are all waiting for. Don’t you feel like we were supposed to move even faster with all this fund raising and innovative implementations. Can we truly compare this to the revolution of the internet. Masterminds are coming together, creating new projects and ways to adventure into the world of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Smart Contracts, so the real question is, how do we gain the true momentum of this technology and use it to better our lives and our future.

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LMAX Exchange Group Launches Institutional Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 17:20

LMAX Exchange Group Launches Institutional Cryptocurrency Exchange

LMAX Exchange Group, which operates a UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated FX trading venue, has announced today a physical cryptocurrency exchange dedicated to serving only institutional clients. The company says it developed LMAX Digital at the request of its existing clients who asked for a credible, efficient and trusted platform to trade with like-minded […]

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Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams Last Year

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 17:01

Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams Last Year A report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission indicates that Australians lost millions of dollars to crypto-related scams in 2017.

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 16:04

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts If a series of high-profile vulnerabilities weren't enough to persuade you that today's smart contracts are insecure, a group of computer scientists that have been researching the tech since the 1980s just might. Announced Monday, computer scientists Mark Miller, Dean Tribble, Brian Warner and Bill Tulloh have launched a new startup, Agoric, to develop a secure, blockchain-agnostic […]

US, Canadian Regulators Launch Dozens of Crypto Scam Probes

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 15:45

US, Canadian Regulators Launch Dozens of Crypto Scam Probes An "international crackdown" on cryptocurrency scams was launched Monday by a group of securities regulators.

Sleeping in His Car and Working Two Jobs: Man Goes All In on Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 15:15

Sleeping in His Car and Working Two Jobs: Man Goes All In on Crypto

If you had one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, would you capture it or just let it slip? So convinced is one man that cryptocurrency is the future, he’s given up his apartment and is living in his car while putting every spare cent towards his crypto portfolio. Also read: Marvel, The Simpsons Go […]

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Bitcoin Took a Hit Last Week But These Cryptos Fared Worse

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 14:35

Bitcoin Took a Hit Last Week But These Cryptos Fared Worse Bitcoin fell to one-month lows below $8,000 last week, but the lesser-known zilliqa token topped the list of losers.

Poland Backpedals on “Irrational” Crypto Tax After Strong Backlash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 13:30

Poland Backpedals on “Irrational” Crypto Tax After Strong Backlash

Authorities in Poland have realized how inapplicable their decision to tax all crypto transactions really is. A high-ranking official from the Finance Ministry said in an interview that his department “accepts the irrational effect” of the tax it wanted to levy on every purchase and sale of cryptocurrency, regardless of their profitability. Other reports suggest […]

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Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Files for Hong Kong IPO

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 13:00

Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Files for Hong Kong IPO China-based Canaan Creative, one of the largest bitcoin mining hardware makers, has filed for an IPO in Hong Kong.

Blockchain's Killer App? Making Trade Wars Obsolete

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 12:05

Blockchain's Killer App? Making Trade Wars Obsolete A confluence of technologies is poised to dramatically reshape manufacturing and, in the process, render obsolete the international trade regime.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU Rules Kill Another Crypto Venture

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 11:19

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU Rules Kill Another Crypto Venture

The upcoming implementation of a major regulatory push by the European Union to control how companies can operate on the Internet has killed another venture in the cryptocurrency sphere. This story, astrology-based financial investment, and many more feature in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto Parity Shuts Down […]

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Colorado's Politicians Could Soon Accept Crypto Contributions

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 11:00

Colorado's Politicians Could Soon Accept Crypto Contributions Colorado's Secretary of State has proposed allowing political committees to accept contributions in cryptocurrency.

Former OKEx Chief Joins Rival Cryptocurrency Exchange Huobi

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2018. May. 21. 10:00

Former OKEx Chief Joins Rival Cryptocurrency Exchange Huobi The former chief executive of Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKEx has said he is joining rival platform Huobi just a week after his resignation.

PR: ECOMI Partners with tokidoki to Transform Characters into Digital Collectables

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2018. May. 21. 09:30

PR: ECOMI Partners with tokidoki to Transform Characters into Digital Collectables

During Consensus Week in New York, Singapore-based blockchain technology company, ECOMI, announced its first license with tokidoki, the internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand that has amassed cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters.

ECOMI will bring tokidoki’s iconic characters into the digital world with verified ownership by creating digital tokidoki collectables in the form of a non-fungible token available on the ECOMI Collect app.

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Bitcoin Is Back Above $8,500 But Does the Rally Have Legs?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 09:00

Bitcoin Is Back Above $8,500 But Does the Rally Have Legs? Bitcoin has bounced back above $8,500, but the rally is not backed by decent trading volumes, the technical charts indicate.

Back Above $8,500: Does Bitcoin's Rally Have Legs?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 09:00

Back Above $8,500: Does Bitcoin's Rally Have Legs? Bitcoin has bounced back above $8,500, but the rally is not backed by decent trading volumes, the technical charts indicate.

2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China's IT Ministry

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 08:00

2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China's IT Ministry Forty percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new report published by China's IT Ministry

China's IT Ministry: 2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Growth

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 08:00

China's IT Ministry: 2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Growth Forty percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new report published by China's IT Ministry

Crypto Tribalism Is Holding Back Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 07:00

Crypto Tribalism Is Holding Back Blockchain A more united front among all who believe in blockchain tech's sweeping potential could help ensure a more constructive legal environment.

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 06:30

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

Crypto is set for yet another banner year, especially if mainstream portrayals of it are any indication. Marvel Comics’ Hunt for Wolverine – Adamantium Agenda #1 and The Simpsons: Tapped Out video game are both working-in references to cryptocurrency into their respective storylines and quests in attempt to capture some of the excitement regarding money’s […]

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Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 21. 03:20

Canadian Regulator Warns Investors of Five Cryptocurrency Firms

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

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Not Just a Bubble: Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 02:55

Not Just a Bubble: Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype The new digital gold standard? Well, of course. That goes without saying!

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

CoinDesk

2018. May. 21. 02:55

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype The new digital gold standard? Well, of course. That goes without saying!

BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 23:52

BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards

On May 19 a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners met after the Coingeek Conference in Hong Kong to discuss a new proposal which would fund BCH development and professional programmers who work on the protocol. The funding would stem from a portion of the miners block reward, and attendees discussed donating between 1-5 percent […]

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Armchair Detectives Have Another Bitcoin Puzzle to Solve

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2018. May. 20. 19:15

Armchair Detectives Have Another Bitcoin Puzzle to Solve

After the notorious 5 BTC ‘bitcoin puzzle’ was solved last January after years of people trying to crack it, now another bitcoin puzzle was launched this week on forums and social media. On May 19, 2018, a person posted an image which contains a bitcoin puzzle that rewards the solver 1 BTC. Also read: A […]

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PR: Tutellus launches ICO on the Cryptonomos platform

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2018. May. 20. 17:30

PR: Tutellus launches ICO on the Cryptonomos platform

The sooner our education system is digitally disrupted, the better

It's difficult to measure the impact of higher education, either in a monetary sense or otherwise, although a few studies have tried. One recent study, involving 14,780 higher education institutions in 78 countries over six decades, suggested that doubling the number of Universities in a region results in a 4.7% increase in GDP per capita over five years.

Two main reasons were suggested by the authors - a rise in workforce skill levels, and improved research and innovation.

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Move 'Em Out: ICOs Don't Seem So Scary Outside the US

CoinDesk

2018. May. 20. 15:00

Move 'Em Out: ICOs Don't Seem So Scary Outside the US A popular event forged during the token boom of 2017 saw discussion about the changing regulatory environment that has resulted.

Blockchair Feed Reveals Messages Encoded in the BCH, BTC and ETH Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 14:40

Blockchair Feed Reveals Messages Encoded in the BCH, BTC and ETH Blockchains

Blockchain exploration service Blockchair has launched a new analytics tool. Blockchair Feed decodes the messages that are written into the BCH, BTC, and ETH networks. The results can be viewed in a real-time feed comprised of messages that range from the banal to the enigmatic. Also read: A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Smooth Bitcoin Cash Upgrade, BCH and BTC Tax Payments in Florida

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 12:40

This Week in Bitcoin: Smooth Bitcoin Cash Upgrade, BCH and BTC Tax Payments in Florida

A notable week for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – the network successfully upgraded the blockchain protocol by extending the block size to 32MB. The change will allow a greater number of transactions to be processed with inexpensive and consistent transaction fees. Also, Seminole County in Florida will accept tax payments in both Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and […]

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Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 11:25

Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Move over Cryptokitties. The ethereum network has a new batch of games to blame for rising gas fees. Over the past week, the viral success of dapps such as Ether Shrimp Farm, Ether Cartel, and Pepe Farm has congested the ethereum blockchain, questioning its readiness for enterprise adoption. Also read: Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice […]

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Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 08:05

Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Move over Cryptokitties. The ethereum network has a new batch of games to blame for rising gas fees. Over the past week, the viral success of dapps such as Ether Shrimp Farm, Ether Cartel, and Pepe Farm has congested the ethereum blockchain, questioning its readiness for enterprise adoption. Also read: Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice […]

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China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

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2018. May. 20. 05:55

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

People’s Republic of China (PRC) ??????? was one of the first governments to ban bitcoin, cryptocurrency. Now, the PRC is the first country to come out with official government crypto rankings. Its China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) used three filters through which coins would be judged: innovation, technology, application. Rather surprisingly to some […]

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Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 02:20

Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

The Russian Ministry of Justice has taken side in what looks like a lively debate about the status of cryptocurrencies that are still unregulated in the country. A bankruptcy case involving a modest amount of bitcoin has sparked discussions in Russian legal circles. Some say a crypto is nothing more than “a set of characters.” […]

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A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 20. 00:20

A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts take security and storage seriously, and there are a bunch of different hardware solutions out there. One startup has released a different kind of digital asset hardware wallet that is the same size and shape as a credit card. Due to the design of the new ‘Coolwallet S,’ the wallet can be hidden […]

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Crypto Floating Island Project Closer to Realization

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 22:20

Crypto Floating Island Project Closer to Realization

Blue Frontiers has signed a much-publicized memorandum of understanding with French Polynesia. The Floating Island Project is exactly as it reads, only it’s to be an independent government complete with its own cryptocurrency. An idea long thought to be a crazy dream of libertarians is now incredibly close to realization. Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo […]

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Japanese Crypto Exchange Continues Global Expansion – Now in Five Countries

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 20:15

Japanese Crypto Exchange Continues Global Expansion – Now in Five Countries

A Japanese government-approved cryptocurrency exchange has resumed expanding overseas. Already operating in five countries with a plan to launch in more in the near future, the exchange aims to construct a global network of crypto transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Building Global Network Bitpoint Japan was among the first crypto […]

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China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 18:05

China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

A Chinese government-backed industry organization has published a report on fake cryptocurrencies. As of April, its monitoring platform has found 421 fake cryptocurrencies, 60% of which are deployed overseas. The Committee has also outlined major red flags of these cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies The National Committee […]

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Markets Update: Digital Assets Show Recovery After the Past Three Days of Dips

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 17:10

Markets Update: Digital Assets Show Recovery After the Past Three Days of Dips

Digital asset markets are doing some healing during the past 24-hours of trading after touching some lows the day prior. At the moment the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization of all 1,600+ tokens is around $377Bn with around $16Bn worth of 24-hour trade volume. Bitcoin Core (BTC) markets are up 2.3 percent averaging $8,314 per coin […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 19. 17:05

Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter? Bitcoin cash recently hard forked and a little less than 20 percent of nodes didn't upgrade. The industry argues over whether that matters or not.

At Ripple's Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP

CoinDesk

2018. May. 19. 15:05

At Ripple's Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP So what we get drunk? So what we smoke weed? We're just having fun, something something XRP.

Wendy McElroy: Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 2. Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. […]

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Coincheck Delists XMR, DASH, ZEC, REP – Prompted by Japanese Regulator

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 13:20

Coincheck Delists XMR, DASH, ZEC, REP – Prompted by Japanese Regulator

Japanese exchange Coincheck has confirmed that it is delisting three privacy coins: monero, dash, and zcash. Augur’s reputation token will also be delisted next month. The exchange made this decision after receiving a business improvement order from the country’s financial regulator following the NEM hack. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coincheck […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned By Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Banking

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 11:40

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned By Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Banking

In Bitcoin in Brief today, billionaire Warren Buffett has been reminded that he was wrong about Google and Amazon, and told he might be wrong about bitcoin, too. Billboards have appeared outside his office to convey the message of the crypto community. Also, a report suggests that the US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase may apply for […]

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PR: Parsec Frontiers Opens Doors to New Galaxies with Its ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 09:30

PR: Parsec Frontiers Opens Doors to New Galaxies with Its ICO

The popularity of massive multiplayer online games and virtual worlds has grown tremendously during the last 20 years, and some of the largest services have seen tens of millions of users. Now you have the opportunity to take part in the creation of the exciting blockchain universe that opens new galaxies for you.

Last Tuesday, the first Nordic blockchain game ICO commenced following on from a successful pre-sale earlier this year.

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Purse.io Adds Native BCH Support and Launches ‘Bcash’

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2018. May. 19. 07:20

Purse.io Adds Native BCH Support and Launches ‘Bcash’

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the firm Purse.io, the company that enables up to 20 percent savings when users shop on Amazon with Bitcoin Core (BTC), announced native support with Bitcoin Cash. Now users spending Bitcoin Cash can get the same services the firm has been offering since 2014. Additionally, Purse has revealed its own […]

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Japanese Exchange Coincheck Eyes America for Expansion

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 05:20

Japanese Exchange Coincheck Eyes America for Expansion

Coincheck, the Japanese crypto trading platform that found new owners after it was hacked earlier this year, is now planning to offer services on the US market. The exchange expects to be licensed in Japan next month, according to the chief executive of Monex, the online brokerage which bought the troubled company last month.     […]

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Inside the Competitive World of OTC Bitcoin Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 19. 03:05

Inside the Competitive World of OTC Bitcoin Trading

If you work in cryptocurrency and are a member of Linkedin, you’re probably familiar with OTC bitcoin brokers. They’ll message you, out of the blue, asking if you know any private sellers, and will offer to set up a deal for your mutual benefit. The majority of these men (for they are always men) are […]

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Colorado Proposal Aims to Allow Cryptocurrency Donations for Campaigns

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2018. May. 19. 01:00

Colorado Proposal Aims to Allow Cryptocurrency Donations for Campaigns

The state of Colorado is considering giving political candidates the ability to raise funds using cryptocurrencies. This week the Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, presented the proposed guidelines and officials are looking for commentary from Colorado residents. Also read: “Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing Colorado Secretary of State May Allow Politicians to Accept Cryptocurrencies […]

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MMA Fighter Mei Yamaguchi Comes Out Swinging for Bitcoin.com

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2018. May. 18. 22:40

MMA Fighter Mei Yamaguchi Comes Out Swinging for Bitcoin.com

On May 18, 2018, the One Championship fighter, female mixed martial artist (MMA) Mei Yamaguchi sponsored by Bitcoin.com, faced the Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee in a re-match bout called ‘Unstoppable Dreams.’ Also read: US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms Japanese MMA Veteran Mei Yamaguchi Enters the Ring Sporting […]

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Japan Banking Giant Mitsubishi Goes Crypto With Own Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 20:40

Japan Banking Giant Mitsubishi Goes Crypto With Own Coin

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc, one of the top five banks in the world, announced its intention of testing a proprietary cryptocurrency by 2019. The idea is to roll out its coin initially to a relative handful of customers, hoping they’ll participate in finding inevitable bugs as they make typical retail purchases. For Japan, it’s […]

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Coingeek Conference 2018: Bitcoin Cash Innovation Shines in Hong Kong

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 19:40

Coingeek Conference 2018: Bitcoin Cash Innovation Shines in Hong Kong

On May 18, 2018, the blockchain firm Coingeek hosted its inaugural Coingeek Conference held this year in Hong Kong. The event was filled with movers and shakers from the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, alongside hundreds of BCH supporters looking to change the way the world’s money works. Also Read: 5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought […]

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Zcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly Spike

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 18:20

Zcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly Spike In a poor week for the wider markets, a listing on the Gemini exchange put a strong bid under zcash, producing gains of 50 percent.

Trust Token Blames Bots for Volatility of Trueusd Stablecoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 17:40

Trust Token Blames Bots for Volatility of Trueusd Stablecoin

On Wednesday Trueusd, a stablecoin designed to be pegged to the US dollar, experienced a sudden bump in price after Binance announced support. The news caused Trueusd (TUSD) to rise by an unprecedented 40% before eventually subsiding. Trust Token, the coin’s developers, have now explained to news.Bitcoin.com how this sequence of events came to be. […]

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PR: Myidm Launches Post Quantum Computer Security

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 17:30

PR: Myidm Launches Post Quantum Computer Security

Encryption is one of the most important methods for providing data security. Encryption is widely used on the internet to protect user information being sent between a browser and a server, including passwords, payment information and other personal information that should be considered private. However, with recent developments in quantum computers, more powerful and capable than “traditional computers”, the “traditional” data security comes to a threat. Are we prepared for post-quantum era cyber security? IDM service provides today a complete post-quantum protection for tomorrow. With new SIZE algorithm IDM team has developed a security solution to tackle the quantum computer supremacy.

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Five Petitions Pile Up Against India’s Crypto Crackdown – High Courts Ordered to Ignore

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 15:40

Five Petitions Pile Up Against India’s Crypto Crackdown – High Courts Ordered to Ignore

Five writ petitions have now been filed against the order by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banning banks from providing services to entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. The country’s Supreme Court has set a date to hear all petitions but has barred all other courts from accepting any new ones. Also read: US State Issues Emergency […]

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EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to 'Empower' Businesses and Citizens

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 15:01

EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to 'Empower' Businesses and Citizens A committee of the European Parliament believes that small businesses could benefit from integrating blockchain technology.

Santander Conducts Proxy Voting Blockchain Pilot at AGM

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 14:02

Santander Conducts Proxy Voting Blockchain Pilot at AGM Banco Santander has completed a blockchain pilot that it says improves the process of proxy voting during annual general meetings.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 13:40

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

With the bear trend of early 2018 having witnessed losses not seen in the cryptocurrency markets since 2014, it can be easy to lose track of the meteoric gains produced by the leading virtual currency markets over the span of just a few years. When comparing current prices to those listed on Coinmarketcap’s historic snapshot […]

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Bitcoin Hits One-Month Low As $10K Sell-Off Resumes

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 13:20

Bitcoin Hits One-Month Low As $10K Sell-Off Resumes Bitcoin's drop to one-month lows has bolstered the already bearish technical setup.

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 11:30

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

Mathematics questions pertaining to bitcoin have been included in recent high school matriculation examinations in the Netherlands. Approximately 200,000 Dutch students are estimated to have taken the OVW exam, a mandatory test for students seeking tertiary education in the Netherlands, which included five bitcoin-themed questions. Also Read: Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

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2018. May. 18. 10:35

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of harnessing crypto and blockchain technologies to improve quality of life around the world. The United Nations is involved in a crypto-funded project to power Moldova’s Technical University with solar energy. Initiatives in Malta and India will employ blockchain technologies to create more reliable public transportation and land […]

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PR: World Blockchain Forum – New York’s Better Blockchain Conference

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 09:30

PR: World Blockchain Forum – New York’s Better Blockchain Conference

With a new focus on security tokens and financial regulation, Keynote delivers their seventh World Blockchain Forum, the first ever in New York. Final ticket release begins 29th May.

Having produced two of 2018’s biggest bitcoin and blockchain events in Miami and Dubai, Keynote is honored to bring the World Blockchain Forum to the Big Apple as they host the first [WBF: Security Tokens & ICOs] on 12th and 13th June.

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The Use Cases and Applications for Involving Women in Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 08:00

The Use Cases and Applications for Involving Women in Blockchain While women in the blockchain industry want to focus on the technology, a lack of women is hurting the industry.

Switzerland Formally Considers State Backed Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 07:40

Switzerland Formally Considers State Backed Cryptocurrency

Reuters reported Switzerland is formally considering the possibility of a state-backed cryptocurrency. Its government has asked legislators commission a study on the pros and cons of a Swiss “e-franc.” Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech Switzerland Considers State Backed E-Franc Switzerland’s Federal Council explained why it was asking for a formal […]

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Blockstack Launches Decentralized Applications Store

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 05:40

Blockstack Launches Decentralized Applications Store

The project that’s building a network for decentralized applications layer for the internet, Blockstack, has announced the launch of a new universal Dapp (decentralized application) store called App.co. The aggregated list of roughly 138 ecosystem-wide applications that offer utility by harnessing the benefits of decentralized technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, IPFS, Zeronet, and more. Also read: […]

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South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 03:40

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

The South Korean government reportedly plans to soften its crypto regulations in line with the policies set by the G20 nations in an effort to create “unified regulations.” The Korean regulators have also agreed to apply the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force to its crypto policies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 18. 01:40

Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has shed some light on the progress authorities are making towards adopting the long-awaited crypto regulations. Legislators will replace common words like “cryptocurrencies” and “tokens” with legal terms such as “digital money” and “digital rights”, he revealed. Two draft laws have been filed in the Duma. One of the bills […]

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Tea Tokenizers Arrested in China for Alleged $47 Million Crypto Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. May. 18. 01:00

Tea Tokenizers Arrested in China for Alleged $47 Million Crypto Fraud Another cryptocurrency project has been busted by law enforcement in China for allegedly soliciting money from investors with fraudulent claims.

Openbazaar Enables Decentralized Peer-To-Peer Trading of 44 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 23:40

Openbazaar Enables Decentralized Peer-To-Peer Trading of 44 Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies can now be traded on the peer-to-peer online marketplace Openbazaar in addition to physical goods, digital goods, and services. Initially, 44 cryptocurrencies are supported but the development team plans to add more over time. There is no fee for trading cryptocurrencies and no need to register with any service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Emin Gun Sirer Unveils 'Simple Yet Powerful' Consensus Protocols

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 22:30

Emin Gun Sirer Unveils 'Simple Yet Powerful' Consensus Protocols Cornell University professor Emin Gun Sirer announced a new family of consensus protocols at Token Summit on Thursday.

Cornell Professor Unveils 'Simple Yet Powerful' Consensus Protocols

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 22:30

Cornell Professor Unveils 'Simple Yet Powerful' Consensus Protocols Cornell University professor Emin Gun Sirer announced a new family of consensus protocols at Token Summit on Thursday.

Cryptocurrency Brokerage Service Genesis Global Granted Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 21:40

Cryptocurrency Brokerage Service Genesis Global Granted Bitlicense

On May 17 the Digital Currency Group initiative and Over-the-Counter (OTC) cryptocurrency service, Genesis Global Trading, announced that Genesis was recently granted the New York state Bitlicense. The company that provides OTC solutions to institutional buyers can now operate freely in New York — A territory that many call, ‘the financial capital of the world,’ […]

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Infosys Partners with 7 Banks for Blockchain Trade Finance Network

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 21:30

Infosys Partners with 7 Banks for Blockchain Trade Finance Network IT giant Infosys has built a blockchain-based trade finance platform involving seven Indian banks including ICICI and Axis.

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Turns to Blockchain for New Lending Platform

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 20:20

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Turns to Blockchain for New Lending Platform Accenture and Intel are to help develop a Hyperledger-based securities lending platform for the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

Meet Akari-Pay: The BCH-Powered Website Payment Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 19:40

Meet Akari-Pay: The BCH-Powered Website Payment Platform

On May 17 the Akari Global Foundation, an organization that aims to promote the increased adoption of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), launched a payment platform for BCH acceptance called Akari-Pay Advanced. The launch of Akari-Pay reveals a one-file BCH payment/donate page that doesn’t require any coding knowledge to utilize the platform. Also read: Federal Reserve Pres: […]

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Fed Governor Says 'No Compelling Need' for US Central Bank Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 19:40

Fed Governor Says 'No Compelling Need' for US Central Bank Crypto Fed governor Lael Brainard has said that cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat, and there is "no compelling need" for a Fed-issued digital currency.

Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 17:40

Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech

This year it appears crypto is ready for its close up. Hollywood has come knocking in significant ways. Alec Baldwin (The Boss Baby, SNL, Mission Impossible), Antonio Banderas (Shrek, Zorro, Spy Kids), and Oscar-winning filmmaker Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) are presently filming Lamborghini. It’s a biographical movie about Ferruccio Lamborghini, namesake behind the […]

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NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 16:00

NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading The license is has come in for intense criticism, in part because so few firms have been granted one.

NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Genesis Global Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 16:00

NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Genesis Global Trading The license is has come in for intense criticism, in part because so few firms have been granted one.

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Files for Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPO

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 15:40

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Files for Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPO

Canaan Creative Co. Ltd, the Chinese company behind the Avalon lineup of hardware equipment which produces ASIC mining chips and rigs, has officially submitted a listing application to Asia’s third-largest equities market – the Hong Kong stock exchange. Also Read: HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, Exodus $1 Billion IPO Canaan posted a preliminary prospectus […]

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Social Network Adopts Civic's Blockchain ID System

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 13:45

Social Network Adopts Civic's Blockchain ID System Civic has launched a decentralized identity verification system, and crypto social network platform Hilo is the first to use it.

Bitfinex Starts Sharing Customer Tax Data with Authorities

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 13:40

Bitfinex Starts Sharing Customer Tax Data with Authorities

Bitfinex, an exchange famed for its opaque banking arrangements, has begun ordering its users to submit their tax details. The platform, which is registered in the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven, will retain this information and may share it with tax authorities in their customers’ jurisdiction. The news has caused quite a stir. […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: OECD Explores Cryptocurrencies, Central Asian Powerhouse Calls for UN Crypto Rules

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 11:30

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: OECD Explores Cryptocurrencies, Central Asian Powerhouse Calls for UN Crypto Rules

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we’re focusing on developments in the realm of international politics and economics regarding cryptocurrencies. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development is looking into the possible uses of digital coins and the associated technologies. Kazakhstan is calling for the adoption of common crypto rules by the United Nations, […]

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Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 09:00

Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country's first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain.

Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 08:00

Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates Big financial market infrastructure players detailed their progress on blockchain conversions, with real timelines for going live, at Consensus 2018.

Bitcoin Cash Community Sees OP_Code Innovation After Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 05:05

Bitcoin Cash Community Sees OP_Code Innovation After Upgrade

It’s been well over a day since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgraded its protocol, and the consensus rules now come with a 32MB block size. Although the block size increase is quite a feat, BCH developers have also expanded the network’s default data-carrier-size to 220 Bytes and re-enabled some old Satoshi OP_Codes that were […]

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Axoni, Clearmatics Claim Milestone for Blockchain Interoperability

CoinDesk

2018. May. 17. 04:00

Axoni, Clearmatics Claim Milestone for Blockchain Interoperability In a first for interoperability, Axoni and Clearmatics have shown how a derivative contract written on one blockchain can be settled on another.

US Government Launches Scam Crypto Site

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 03:25

US Government Launches Scam Crypto Site

In an effort to get ahead of the next round of scams, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created and published its own version of an initial coin offering (ICO) scam website. It’s a rather innovative way at approaching investor education in the brave new world of cryptocurrency. Also read: Federal Reserve Pres: People […]

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Thailand Waives 7% VAT for Individual Cryptocurrency Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 17. 01:40

Thailand Waives 7% VAT for Individual Cryptocurrency Investors

Thailand’s Revenue Department has announced that it will waive the 7% value-added tax for individual cryptocurrency investors. The country began regulating digital currencies and initial coin offerings on Monday, putting the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in charge of the regulations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space VAT Exemption The decree […]

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Investment Platform Etoro Launches in the US with 10 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 22:40

Investment Platform Etoro Launches in the US with 10 Cryptocurrencies

Social trading platform Etoro is expanding into the US. Pre-registration has already begun. Initially, 10 cryptocurrencies will be offered, but the company plans to add more throughout the year. The company’s crypto business has boomed in recent years, with 70% of its users reportedly trading cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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32MB Blocks Means Bitcoin Cash is Prepared for Mass Adoption

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 20:40

32MB Blocks Means Bitcoin Cash is Prepared for Mass Adoption

On May 15, 2018, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgraded the chain’s base block size from 8MB to 32MB. The software advancement makes blocks big enough to process lots of transactions over time — which gives developers plenty of breathing room to adjust the size if it starts getting closer to its limit. Unfortunately, many misdirected individuals […]

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“Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 18:40

“Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

It’s customary for cryptocurrencies to pump after securing a Binance listing. Every week a handful of tokens enjoy the “Binance bounce”, gaining as much as 50% in a matter of hours. Trueusd (TUSD) was meant to be different though. It’s a stablecoin whose job is to stay as close to the US dollar as possible. […]

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Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become The Web's 'Native Currency'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 18:03

Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become The Web's 'Native Currency' Is bitcoin destined to become the default currency of the Internet? Square's Jack Dorsey hopes so.

Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become Web's 'Native Currency'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 18:03

Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become Web's 'Native Currency' Is bitcoin destined to become the default currency of the Internet? Square's Jack Dorsey hopes so.

The SEC Just Launched a Fake ICO Website to Educate Investors

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 17:17

The SEC Just Launched a Fake ICO Website to Educate Investors The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make sure investors know what a scam ICO looks like. Even if it has to launch its own.

'Internet of Blockchains' Project Polkadot Gets First Proof-of-Concept

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 17:00

'Internet of Blockchains' Project Polkadot Gets First Proof-of-Concept Parity Technologies and Web3 Foundation will soon launch the first proof-of-concept of their blockchain interoperability protocol, Polkadot.

HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, Exodus

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 16:40

HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, Exodus

With HTC entering the race, a second cryptocurrency supporting smartphone created by a major electronics manufacturer is now on its way to the market. Could this be the start of a trend by all device makers to embed features such as hardware wallets into phones to help increase sales among more tech savvy consumers?   […]

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World’s Second Largest Search Engine Bans Crypto Ads

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 15:40

World’s Second Largest Search Engine Bans Crypto Ads

Melissa Alsoszatai-Petheo, of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, announced its advertising arm is banning all cryptocurrency advertisements. This follows market leaders such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter either severely restricting crypto ads or banning them altogether. Also read: Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Bans Crypto […]

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Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles Falsely Used to Promote Crypto Scam

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 15:10

Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles Falsely Used to Promote Crypto Scam Texas' securities regulator has issued a cease-and-desist to a crypto investment scheme that faked endorsements from high-profile individuals.

Markets Update: Mid-May Price Dips Plague Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 14:42

Markets Update: Mid-May Price Dips Plague Cryptocurrency Markets

Cryptocurrency markets are losing some gains today, as most digital assets are down between 3-15 percent during this morning’s trading sessions on May 16, 2018. The overall cryptocurrency market cap has shaved a few billion in losses since our last markets update, leading to the valuation of all 1,600 cryptocurrencies hovering around $374Bn today. During […]

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Nokia Is Letting Consumers Monetize Their Data with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 14:20

Nokia Is Letting Consumers Monetize Their Data with Blockchain The long-anticipated launch of Streamr's real-time data platform was accompanied by two high-profile partnership announcements.

ICO Project Polymath Is Trying to Buy a Stake In a Real Stock Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 13:45

ICO Project Polymath Is Trying to Buy a Stake In a Real Stock Exchange If one announcement summarizes the ambitions of crypto project Polymath, it might be Wednesday's acquisition of the domain "Tokens.com" One of its several this week, it cuts to the heart of the project's aims to dominate the issuance of tokenized securities. But the plans go beyond just the acquisition of potentially popular domain names. In the […]

Blockstack Announces 'Universal' Dapp Store for the Decentralized Web

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 13:18

Blockstack Announces 'Universal' Dapp Store for the Decentralized Web Blockstack announced app.co, a decentralized app store aimed at bringing together all dapps for users' convenience.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Unveils Common Blockchain Standards

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 13:05

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Unveils Common Blockchain Standards The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the release of a common technical specification at Consensus 2018 on Wednesday.

Bear Revival? Bitcoin Risks Fall Below $8K After 3.5-Week Low

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 13:00

Bear Revival? Bitcoin Risks Fall Below $8K After 3.5-Week Low Bitcoin hit a 3.5-week low of $8,100 earlier today and now risks a bear revival, the price chart analysis indicates.

Federal Reserve Pres: People Want Dollar, Not Volatile Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 12:40

Federal Reserve Pres: People Want Dollar, Not Volatile Crypto

St. Louis Federal Reserve President, James Bullard, was recently interviewed at this year’s Consensus conference in New York City. That a top US economic policy maker was in attendance is victory enough; however, he was asked his opinions on cryptocurrency going forward by CNBC Global Markets Reporter Seema Mody. He explained he found the phenomenon […]

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Wall Street Vet Brian Kelly Launches Blockchain ETF

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 12:00

Wall Street Vet Brian Kelly Launches Blockchain ETF Investment manager Brian Kelly is launching a blockchain-focused exchange-traded fund, or ETF, he announced Wednesday.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates Komainu

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 10:50

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates Komainu

The rush of big money into the cryptocurrency market is continuing at full pace and reshaping the global investment landscape. Two recent examples are Coinbase’s new institutional focus and Nomura’s new venture. These stories, and much more, are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin […]

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PR: Essentia Opens KYC Verification Ahead of Public Sale

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 09:30

PR: Essentia Opens KYC Verification Ahead of Public Sale

Essentia, the decentralized protocol framework, has just announced details of its public token sale following the completion of their successful pre-sale. Essentia has implemented KYC/AML verification ahead of the public sale so participants wishing to contribute to the token generation event must follow the verification procedure Essentia has outlined in detail in its project blog.

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Circle Raises $110Mn With Plans to Launch USD-Backed Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 09:20

Circle Raises $110Mn With Plans to Launch USD-Backed Coin

The cryptocurrency based firm Circle announced it has raised $110Mn USD in a Series E fundraising round led by the Chinese firm Bitmain Technologies. Circle now joins Coinbase as one of the most well-funded cryptocurrency companies in the U.S., and the Boston-based firm has announced plans to issue a dollar-backed cryptocurrency called USD-C. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Japan’s GMO Gets Ready to Start Selling 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chips

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 07:20

Japan’s GMO Gets Ready to Start Selling 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chips

Japanese internet giant GMO has updated its plans to manufacture and sell its 7nm bitcoin mining chips as well as for its own mining operations. Interested customers will soon be able to reserve some of these chips. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space GMO Readies 7nm Mining Chips Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet […]

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BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 07:00

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York's cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.

'BitLicense Refugees': ShapeShift, Kraken Talk Escape from New York

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 07:00

'BitLicense Refugees': ShapeShift, Kraken Talk Escape from New York Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York's cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.

Investigation of South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Continues

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 05:20

Investigation of South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Continues

Since the South Korean prosecution started investigating Upbit, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, more events have unfolded. While local media still discuss allegations and raise questions about Upbit’s business practice, some people believe that Upbit is already in the clear. The investigation continues. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The Allegations Local […]

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CNET Founder Closes $50 Million ICO for Video Streaming Token

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 04:00

CNET Founder Closes $50 Million ICO for Video Streaming Token CNET founder and early Salesforce investor Halsey Minor has revealed new details on his latest cryptocurrency project VideoCoin.

CNET Founder Backs $50 Million ICO for Video Streaming

CoinDesk

2018. May. 16. 04:00

CNET Founder Backs $50 Million ICO for Video Streaming CNET founder and early Salesforce investor Halsey Minor has revealed new details on his latest cryptocurrency project VideoCoin.

EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto Users

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 03:20

EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto Users

A directive affecting the crypto sector in Europe has been adopted by the EU Council. The document updates the anti-money laundering legislation of the European Union to address, among other issues, “the risks linked to virtual currencies.” The new rules aim to reduce anonymity for both users and transactions with requirements for know-your-customer procedures that […]

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US Court Indicts Founders of Crypto Company for Fraudulent Scheme

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 16. 01:20

US Court Indicts Founders of Crypto Company for Fraudulent Scheme

A US federal court has indicted three founders of a company purported to offer cryptocurrency-related financial products and have raised $25 million in an initial coin offering. In addition to claiming to have licenses in 38 states, the company also claimed partnerships with Bancorp, Visa, and Mastercard to issue its own cards. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Smart Contract-Based Decentralized Exchange Dex.top Launches This Month

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 23:20

Smart Contract-Based Decentralized Exchange Dex.top Launches This Month

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the team behind a new trading platform called Dex.top — a decentralized exchange built using a smart contract. According to the Dex.top developers the exchange has no access to a user’s private key and assets are never held on the Dex. This means, much like the cryptocurrency wallets out there […]

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Social Investing Platform eToro Expanding Crypto Trading to US

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 21:36

Social Investing Platform eToro Expanding Crypto Trading to US Social investing platform eToro will launch a full-fledged cryptocurrency exchange and mobile wallet and expand to the U.S. this year.

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Rebound By Over 45% in April

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 21:20

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Rebound By Over 45% in April

The bullish market performance experienced across the cryptocurrency markets last month also manifested significant gains for many cryptocurrency hedge funds, with multiple cryptocurrency hedge fund indexes estimating a more than 45% increase in the value of leading funds. Also Read: 5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought Bitcoin, Not Altcoins Cryptocurrency Recovery Rally Drives Impressive Performance […]

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US Regulators Say They Want to Avoid 'Hindering' Blockchain Innovation

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 20:40

US Regulators Say They Want to Avoid 'Hindering' Blockchain Innovation U.S. regulators don't aim to suppress innovation in the blockchain industry, representatives said during a panel at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018.

Circle Becomes 'Bitcoin Unicorn' With Bitmain-Backed Mega-Round

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 19:39

Circle Becomes 'Bitcoin Unicorn' With Bitmain-Backed Mega-Round Bitmain is investing big in blockchain firm Circle as part of an ambitious bid to clean up one of the more gray aspects of the crypto economy.

“Honest Coinmarketcap” Claims to Provide Accurate Cryptocurrency Data

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 19:20

“Honest Coinmarketcap” Claims to Provide Accurate Cryptocurrency Data

In the last 24 hours, $7 billion worth of bitcoin (BTC) was traded globally. That’s according to data provided by Coinmarketcap, the industry’s go-to aggregator of cryptocurrency data. Not everyone agrees with that figure however. “Honest Coinmarketcap” is a new project that aims to set the record straight and do away with inflated trade volumes. […]

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Samourai Wallet Creates App for Transactions Over Mesh Networks

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 18:45

Samourai Wallet Creates App for Transactions Over Mesh Networks

Ever worried about how will you be able to transact if your ISP (internet service provider) will try to prevent you from sending a transaction or will just not be able to due to a disaster bringing down the needed infrastructure? Setting up mesh networks, which can self-organize without a centralized control hub, is one […]

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Blockchain Startup Enigma to Demo 'Secret Contracts' Privacy Tech

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 18:20

Blockchain Startup Enigma to Demo 'Secret Contracts' Privacy Tech Enigma will conduct the first public demonstration of its "secret contracts" protocol, which revamps smart contracts to provide data privacy.

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Milestone Complete: 32MB and New Features

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 17:56

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Milestone Complete: 32MB and New Features

The Bitcoin Cash network has officially upgraded the blockchain protocol at approximately 1:54 EDT by extending the current block size fourfold from 8MB to 32MB. The consensus change is one of the largest block size increases in blockchain history, and the upgrade also adds the great knowledge of understanding Satoshi’s OP_Codes – which could add the […]

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Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 17:50

Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash Gemini exchange has added zcash trading and custody services in New York after receiving authorization from state's Department of Financial Services.

PR: Gaming Platform Game Stars Launches Token Sale. Hurry up and Get 30% Bonus

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 17:30

PR: Gaming Platform Game Stars Launches Token Sale. Hurry up and Get 30% Bonus

On a par with Bitcoin, new currencies are entering the crypto world. Recently multifunctional gaming platform Game Stars have closed a pre-sale stage with complete sold-out of GST tokens and over 51 ETH and 57 BTC raised. The platform and the token caused a lot of buzz in the blockchain market. Moreover, gaming world show great interest for the project - cyber athletes are willing to join the platform.

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HTC Plans to Ship a Blockchain Phone This Year

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 17:14

HTC Plans to Ship a Blockchain Phone This Year HTC was a trailblazer with its move to bring an Android smartphone to market in the late 2000s – and now it wants to do the same with blockchain.

Foxconn Backs Blockchain Identity Startup in $7 Million Series A Round

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 17:00

Foxconn Backs Blockchain Identity Startup in $7 Million Series A Round Identity startup Cambridge Blockchain closed a $7 million Series A funding led by HCM Capital, the investing arm of Foxconn Technology Group.

Ripple Launches 'Xpring' Initiative to Invest in XRP-Focused Startups

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 16:00

Ripple Launches 'Xpring' Initiative to Invest in XRP-Focused Startups Ripple has launched an initiative to provide financial assistance to "serious" startups and projects – as long as they boost its own ecosystem.

Bitmain Hits Back at “Dirty Tricks” Accusations

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 15:20

Bitmain Hits Back at “Dirty Tricks” Accusations

Chinese mining behemoth Bitmain has strongly refuted allegations that it pressurized an ASIC manufacturer into shutting out a foreign competitor. In a widely shared blog post, Siacoin’s lead developer David Vorick lifted the lid on the cutthroat ASIC mining business. In a response, Bitmain praised Vorick’s input to the industry – but took exception to […]

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Global Consultant DNV Invests in Blockchain Startup VeChain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 15:00

Global Consultant DNV Invests in Blockchain Startup VeChain Norway-based registrar DNV GL has invested in blockchain startup VeChain, with plans to become a "Masternode" holder, the firms have said.

Kraken Donates $1 Million to Blockchain Advocacy Group Coin Center

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 14:05

Kraken Donates $1 Million to Blockchain Advocacy Group Coin Center Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, donated $1 million to Coin Center at the blockchain industry advocacy group's annual dinner Monday night.

AWS Partners with ConsenSys to Simplify Enterprise Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 13:40

AWS Partners with ConsenSys to Simplify Enterprise Blockchains Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with ethereum startup ConsenSys to make enterprise blockchains easier to deploy.

AWS Moves to Simplify Production-Grade Business Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 13:40

AWS Moves to Simplify Production-Grade Business Blockchains Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with ethereum startup ConsenSys to make enterprise blockchains easier to deploy.

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See 'Compelling' Case for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 13:30

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See 'Compelling' Case for Blockchain Most big firms find blockchain compelling, but some of those same firms also find it overhyped, according to a new survey.

Bitcoin Price Eyes Breakout As Trading Range Tightens

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 13:25

Bitcoin Price Eyes Breakout As Trading Range Tightens A breakout of bitcoin's current narrow trading range could set the tone for the next big move, price chart analysis indicates.

Thomson Reuters Launches Real Time Rates for Six Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 13:20

Thomson Reuters Launches Real Time Rates for Six Cryptocurrencies

Thomson Reuters is launching a cryptocurrency real-time rates data feed. The new service is expected to provide “reliable, real-time information” for six digital coins across major crypto exchanges. The stated goal is to encourage efficiency and transparency for cryptocurrency investors within the global market place. Also read: Thomson Reuters and Marketpsych Launch Bitcoin Sentiment Index […]

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Coinbase Rolls Out Crypto Custody Product for Institutions

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 12:00

Coinbase Rolls Out Crypto Custody Product for Institutions First announced last year, Coinbase Custody is a cryptocurrency storage service directed specifically at large financial institutions.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 10:46

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin Trading

The slow but steady growth in the limited trading options available to American investors on regulated exchanges is the main focus of today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additionally covered are a surprise resignation, another ransomware attack, and much more. Also Read: Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add? […]

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Bitpay Enables Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) for Tax Payments

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 08:38

Bitpay Enables Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) for Tax Payments

Popular crypto payment processor, Bitpay, announced formal agreement with Florida’s Seminole County Tax Collector, Joel M. Greenberg. Bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) can now both be used for tax payments, beginning this summer. County residents can pay in crypto for driver licenses, ID cards, and even property taxes. Also read: Coinbase Remains the […]

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Founders of ICO Endorsed By Floyd Mayweather Indicted for Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 08:00

Founders of ICO Endorsed By Floyd Mayweather Indicted for Fraud The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has announced that the co-founders of a Floyd Mayweather-backed ICO have been indicted.

Arrest Warrants Issued to Employees of South Korean Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 06:28

Arrest Warrants Issued to Employees of South Korean Crypto Exchange

Arrest warrants have reportedly been issued to three employees of a small South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, including its representative director. The three are “suspected [of] fraud and embezzlement,” according to local media. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Arrest Warrants for Crypto Exchange’s Employees On Monday, local media reported that arrest warrants […]

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Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography 'Resurgence' and Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 06:00

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography 'Resurgence' and Blockchain A pioneer of public-key cryptography said the blockchain boom represents a "resurgence" of the work he helped start in the 1970s.

LedgerX Announces Bitcoin Options Trading Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. May. 15. 04:01

LedgerX Announces Bitcoin Options Trading Upgrade LedgerX announced Tuesday that it is launching a new simplified interface for a bitcoin call options trading platform.

Moldova with New Crypto Exchange and a Token

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 03:35

Moldova with New Crypto Exchange and a Token

Cryptocurrencies have been steadily gaining popularity in Moldova, a former Soviet republic that is economically and politically on a crossroad between East and West. The local crypto community has recently announced developments reflecting this trend – a new exchange and a new token have been presented, both labeled “Made in Moldova”. Add to that an […]

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Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 15. 01:35

Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?

Steve Eisman, the American investor best known for having shorted collateralized debt obligations before the 2008 financial crisis, doesn’t see what is the real value of cryptocurrency. He reportedly holds that the popularity of the phenomena comes down to only two factors, speculation and money laundering. Also Read: Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders […]

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Chinese Miners Are Finding Relocation Difficult in Southeast Asia

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 23:35

Chinese Miners Are Finding Relocation Difficult in Southeast Asia

According to a recent report, cryptocurrency miners from China have been flocking to regions in Southeast Asia like Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia. However, a relocated Chinese miner based in Cambodia says miners trying to find safe havens in other Southeast Asian countries are having difficulties, and losing money every month due to residents complaining and unreliable […]

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Joe Lubin and Jimmy Song Make Bitcoin Bet Over Blockchain 'Magic Dust'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 22:50

Joe Lubin and Jimmy Song Make Bitcoin Bet Over Blockchain 'Magic Dust' The ethereum evangelist and bitcoin maximalist battled it out after Amber Baldet's startup pitch didn't strike the right note.

Crypto Self-Governance Touted as Solution to Regulatory 'Mess'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 22:00

Crypto Self-Governance Touted as Solution to Regulatory 'Mess' With the absence of formal rules leaving gray areas, panelists at Consensus 2018 argued that crypto firms should lead the way with self-regulation.

Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto Industry

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 21:35

Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto Industry

On its 6th birthday, Coinbase received high praise from Shapeshift’s Erik Voorhees. He Tweeted, “Coinbase remains the most successful and important company in the crypto industry.” Arguably, that is very much the case. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange with its barebone menu of offerings, combined with its easy user-interface and relatively smooth onboarding (almost no […]

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GoTenna Launches a Bitcoin Wallet That Works Without the Internet

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 21:10

GoTenna Launches a Bitcoin Wallet That Works Without the Internet The txTenna partnership with Samourai Wallet offers bitcoin transactions via mesh networks.

AlphaPoint Launches Framework for Real Estate Blockchain Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 20:50

AlphaPoint Launches Framework for Real Estate Blockchain Tokens Alphapoint and Muirfield Investments announce partnership to securitize property on the blockchain with a new token standard with built-in compliance.

Amber Baldet's New Startup Is a Blockchain Dapp Store

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 20:30

Amber Baldet's New Startup Is a Blockchain Dapp Store Ex-JPMorgan blockchain lead Amber Baldet has finally revealed her new startup, a decentralized application store.

Grappling With Crypto Miners' Existential Question: ASICs or GPUs?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 20:00

Grappling With Crypto Miners' Existential Question: ASICs or GPUs? ASICs offer security. GPUs offer decentralization. The answer might come down to your view of governments.

Bitgo Launches Institutional Grade Custodial Services Suite

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 19:35

Bitgo Launches Institutional Grade Custodial Services Suite

This weekend the leading cryptocurrency security platform, Bitgo, announced the launch of custodial storage solutions for institutional investors. The new custodial program aims to offer a multi-level suite for digital asset security in partnership with the firm Kingdom Trust. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend Bitgo Offers a Secure Custodial Platform for […]

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Aion Is Launching a 'Token Bridge' to Connect Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 19:30

Aion Is Launching a 'Token Bridge' to Connect Blockchains Aion will ask its token holders to destroy their erc-20 aion tokens so that they can move to the aion mainnet, launched last month.

EU, US Lawmakers Tout 'Sandbox' Approach for Blockchain Development

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 19:15

EU, US Lawmakers Tout 'Sandbox' Approach for Blockchain Development Lawmakers at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 conference today argued that regulatory "sandboxes" may offer the best approach for blockchain innovation.

Deloitte Veterans Are Launching a Tokenized Blockchain for Supply Chain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 18:48

Deloitte Veterans Are Launching a Tokenized Blockchain for Supply Chain A group of former Deloitte blockchain specialists are joining a startup seeking to launch a token for the global supply chain.

US Regulators Need to Move Faster on Crypto, Consensus Panelists Say

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 18:25

US Regulators Need to Move Faster on Crypto, Consensus Panelists Say Early industry investors argued that US regulators must provide clarity in order for investors to capitalize on blockchain opportunities.

Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 17:35

Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck

Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group Inc) announced a partnership with Crypto Facilities Ltd to list the price of ether in real-time dollars. Information from major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken will be used to determine the CME CF reference rate. This could be a hint of things to come for […]

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Banks Ink Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction with Food Giant Cargill

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 17:00

Banks Ink Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction with Food Giant Cargill HSBC and ING have performed a claimed world-first trade finance transaction on a single blockchain system for agri-food firm Cargill.

FedEx CEO: Adopt New Tech Like Blockchain or Be Disrupted

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 15:40

FedEx CEO: Adopt New Tech Like Blockchain or Be Disrupted The chief of logistic giant FedEx has spoken of the need to adopt new technologies like blockchain at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 event.

Korean Regulators Widen Investigation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 15:35

Korean Regulators Widen Investigation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korea’s government is widening its probe on cryptocurrency exchanges, particularly the use of corporate accounts which the regulators say can lead to money laundering. This announcement follows the prosecutors launching an investigation on the country’s largest crypto exchange, Upbit. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Widening the Crypto Probe South Korea’s […]

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St. Louis Fed President on Crypto: 'Currency Competition Is Nothing New'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 15:15

St. Louis Fed President on Crypto: 'Currency Competition Is Nothing New' "The drift to a non-uniform currency could become a serious issue for the us if cryptocurrency reaches a large volume of trade."

Here’s What Happens When You Click on a Spammy Cryptocurrency Ad

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 13:35

Here’s What Happens When You Click on a Spammy Cryptocurrency Ad

As a sensible web user who enables Adblock, you probably don’t encounter many adverts while browsing. And on the rare occasions when you do, you’re smart enough to resist the clickbait’s overtures. But what would happen if you did click to discover “the next bitcoin”? Where would the experience lead you, and could you profit […]

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New York Plans Blockchain Center to Stake Claim as Industry Hub

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 13:29

New York Plans Blockchain Center to Stake Claim as Industry Hub New York's Economic Development Corporation is launching several initiatives to put the Big Apple on the map as a blockchain technology hub.

CME Group Partners to Launch Ether Reference Rate Index

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 13:10

CME Group Partners to Launch Ether Reference Rate Index Derivatives exchange operator CME Group and U.K. firm Crypto Facilities are partnering to create an ether reference rate and real time index.

Florida Tax Collector to Accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Payments

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 13:00

Florida Tax Collector to Accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Payments BitPay has partnered with a Florida county tax collector to facilitate tax payments in bitcoin and bitcoin cash.

Bitcoin Risks Drop Toward $8K After 3-Week Low

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 12:30

Bitcoin Risks Drop Toward $8K After 3-Week Low Bitcoin hit a three-week low over the weekend and may be looking at a deeper sell-off below $8,200, price chart analysis indicates.

CoinDesk Releases Q1 2018 State of Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 12:00

CoinDesk Releases Q1 2018 State of Blockchain Report From bitcoin futures' impact on spot prices to the rise in hash rate and drop in fees, our latest research report sheds light on a tumultuous Q1.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms, Plot to Kill Vinnik Uncovered in Greece

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 11:28

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms, Plot to Kill Vinnik Uncovered in Greece

In Monday’s Bitcoin in Brief, Belgium’s financial watchdog, which earlier this year published a warning about potentially fraudulent platforms promising fast and easy profits to crypto investors, has just expanded its blacklist. In Russia, reports have surfaced of a plot to assassinate Alexander Vinnik in Greece, where he fights an extradition request from US authorities […]

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IoT Startup Filament Hits Milestone for Blockchain Hardware

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 10:48

IoT Startup Filament Hits Milestone for Blockchain Hardware Filament announced Monday that its blockchain-native semiconductor is now available in a USB form factor.

Thailand Commences Cryptocurrency Regulations Today

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 08:35

Thailand Commences Cryptocurrency Regulations Today

The decree to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings in Thailand goes into effect on Monday. The government has also revised the country’s tax code to add crypto taxation. Sellers of digital tokens will face a fine or even jail time if they fail to register with the regulator within 90 days. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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SAP to Launch New Blockchain Supply Chain Initiative

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 08:00

SAP to Launch New Blockchain Supply Chain Initiative Software giant SAP has announced a new food safety-related blockchain pilot and a collaboration with a Swiss supply chain startup.

SAP Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Initiative

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 08:00

SAP Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Initiative Software giant SAP has announced a new food safety-related blockchain pilot and a collaboration with a Swiss supply chain startup.

Research Paper Finds Transaction Patterns Can Degrade Zcash Privacy

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 07:05

Research Paper Finds Transaction Patterns Can Degrade Zcash Privacy

Just recently researchers from the University College London published a paper about the patterns found in “shielded” and “unshielded” Zcash transactions. The study explains when users switch between these types of addresses anonymity is degraded. The team concludes that while Zcash transactions can be private, it’s also possible to diminish privacy if certain usage patterns […]

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First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Sidechain Now Secured By 1 in 10 Miners

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 06:00

First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Sidechain Now Secured By 1 in 10 Miners From miner adoption to a lightning-like network to new partners, RSK, which developed the bitcoin smart contracts sidechain, is building momentum.

Six of the Best Telegram Cryptocurrency Bots

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 05:20

Six of the Best Telegram Cryptocurrency Bots

They say the real riches you make in bitcoin are the friends you make along the way. And on platforms such as the crypto-friendly Telegram, it’s true that you can meet avatars who become acquaintances who become best mates. But the most useful accounts you’ll interact with on Telegram are arguably those devoid of humanity […]

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BitGo Courts Wall Street With New Bitcoin Custody Products

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 04:00

BitGo Courts Wall Street With New Bitcoin Custody Products Following its acquisition of a qualified custodian, BitGo is unveiling a new product suite Sunday designed to appeal to institutional investors.

New Crypto Exchanges Open in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 03:20

New Crypto Exchanges Open in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines

The number of new cryptocurrency exchanges is rapidly growing worldwide. This new crypto exchange roundup features four platforms located in South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space South Korea’s Coinbit South Korean game developer Axia Soft Co. Ltd. has recently launched a crypto exchange called Coinbit. […]

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Pakistanis Find Ways to Trade Bitcoin Rendering Ban Ineffective

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 14. 01:20

Pakistanis Find Ways to Trade Bitcoin Rendering Ban Ineffective

The crypto ban in Pakistan is proving to be not as effective as expected. If anything, the State Bank has barred commercial banks and financial firms from dealing in cryptocurrency which, of course, makes life harder for local exchanges. Individual traders, however, are finding alternative ways to acquire or sell cryptocurrencies, defying the warnings and […]

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Crypto Valley Association Taps VC Firm Lakestar as Strategic Partner

CoinDesk

2018. May. 14. 01:00

Crypto Valley Association Taps VC Firm Lakestar as Strategic Partner The 600-member Crypto Valley Association has added venture capital firm Lakestar as a strategic partner.

Siacoin Developer: ASICS Are “Money Printing Machines” for Manufacturers

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 23:20

Siacoin Developer: ASICS Are “Money Printing Machines” for Manufacturers

ASIC miners are hugely profitable machines – provided you’re the manufacturer. That’s the view of Siacoin lead developer David Vorick, who’s published his thoughts on the monopoly enjoyed by manufacturers such as Bitmain and Halong Mining. In “The State of Cryptocurrency Mining”, Vorick also accuses manufacturers of using the machines themselves, before passing them on […]

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Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders Are Female

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 21:20

Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders Are Female

A new demographic analysis of people trading in cryptocurrencies has brought up some intriguing results such as that only very few are female, most have little to no previous experience, and many are students or working in sales and marketing roles. Also Read: Israel Tax Authority Hunts for Bitcoin Traders on Social Media Understanding Trading […]

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Moral Food: A Fish's Trek From 'Bait to Plate' on the Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 13. 20:00

Moral Food: A Fish's Trek From 'Bait to Plate' on the Ethereum Blockchain During Ethereal Summit, attendees were invited to track the tuna in their sushi from start to finish through the use of the ethereum blockchain.

100+ Crypto Exchanges in South Korea – Government’s Real-Name System Ineffective

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 19:05

100+ Crypto Exchanges in South Korea – Government’s Real-Name System Ineffective

There are reportedly more than 100 exchanges in South Korea, most of which are not using the government’s real-name system. None of the small and medium-sized exchanges can use this system since banks have opted to only provide this service to the country’s largest exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 30% […]

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Losing the Hoodie: Crypto Fashion Gets Loud and Proud In New York

CoinDesk

2018. May. 13. 18:30

Losing the Hoodie: Crypto Fashion Gets Loud and Proud In New York At ConsenSys' Ethereal Summit, the standard crypto garb was offset by some real fashionistas, promoting the idea of individuality over being subdued.

Zimbabwe Bans All Cryptocurrency Activity, Businesses Have 2 Month Grace Period

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 17:20

Zimbabwe Bans All Cryptocurrency Activity, Businesses Have 2 Month Grace Period

Zimbabwe’s central bank issued Circular to Banking Institutions No. 2/2018: Virtual Currencies, effectively banning all crypto activity in the African nation. Businesses dealing in decentralized currencies have 60 days to comply. Also read: India’s Supreme Court Keeps Ban on Banks’ Crypto Services, For Now Zimbabwe Bans Crypto Issued 11 May, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, […]

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Bahrain Hopes to Cut Vehicle Data Storage Costs Using Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 13. 15:40

Bahrain Hopes to Cut Vehicle Data Storage Costs Using Blockchain Bahrain's General Directorate of Traffic has a plan to develop a blockchain-based vehicle registry system.

Remembering Satoshi’s Vision — As it Was Written

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 14:40

Remembering Satoshi’s Vision — As it Was Written

On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto had a vision to share with the world — a protocol he called “bitcoin, a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.” Since that time a whole lot has changed, and there is a vast cryptocurrency landscape with over 1,500 virtual currencies listed on data […]

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5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought Bitcoin, Not Altcoins

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 12:50

5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought Bitcoin, Not Altcoins

With seemingly endless new altcoins claiming that they will change the world whilst generating exorbitant returns for investors, it can be highly informative to sometimes get a bird’s eye view of longer-term altcoin performance by digging through the annals of Coinmarketcap’s historic snapshots. When looking at a historic snapshot from May 12th, 2013, by far […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 11:05

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

This week’s round-up features a colorful selection of bitcoin stories but we’ll start with the possible explanation for recent market dips. Most cryptocurrencies dropped in price over the period, following developments with depressing effect on traders. In Japan, Mt. Gox’s bitcoins stored in court ordered wallets have moved again, while in South Korea, the largest […]

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China Plays Jekyll & Hyde, After Ban It Will Publish Monthly Crypto Report

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 07:11

China Plays Jekyll & Hyde, After Ban It Will Publish Monthly Crypto Report

China’s government is well known as a crypto hater, and its banishments and pronouncements are the stuff of wild market swings. That doesn’t mean, however, they’re not keeping close eye on decentralized currencies. In fact, according to recent press releases, Chinese authorities are set to publish regular monthly analysis of over two dozen crypto assets, […]

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Localbitcoins Updates ToS: ‘Some Situations May Require ID’

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 05:10

Localbitcoins Updates ToS: ‘Some Situations May Require ID’

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on traders who exchanged “significant” trade volume using the peer-to-peer platform, Localbitcoins, by receiving warnings to upload their identity before they could proceed trading. Now the Localbitcoins organization has updated its terms of service agreement which comes with a few new guidelines concerning ID verification and data retention. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies […]

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Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Wants to Borrow BCH, ETH, LTC, XRP From Customers

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 13. 02:15

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Wants to Borrow BCH, ETH, LTC, XRP From Customers

GMO Internet’s cryptocurrency exchange has added four more cryptocurrencies to its loan program which allows customers to lend their cryptocurrencies to the company. The program was originally launched last month for just bitcoin (BTC) but GMO has now added bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC) and ripple (XRP) to the program. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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India’s Supreme Court Keeps Ban on Banks’ Crypto Services, For Now

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 23:55

India’s Supreme Court Keeps Ban on Banks’ Crypto Services, For Now

According to a team of Indian lawyers, the Supreme Court of India refused request for a temporary injunction against restrictions imposed on banks regarding cryptocurrency by the country’s central bank. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular essentially banning crypto services, which will remain in place at least until a formal hearing. Also […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 21:15

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend

Cryptocurrencies have been dropping in value this Saturday, May 12 as most digital assets are down between 3-15 percent. The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is hovering around $1,446 at press time while gaining 3.4 percent today — And Bitcoin Core (BTC) values are averaging roughly $8,473 per BTC and its markets are down 1.4 percent this […]

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A Daily Show Comedian Showed Up to Roast an Ethereum Conference

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 20:56

A Daily Show Comedian Showed Up to Roast an Ethereum Conference "No one knows what the !@#$ is going on."

Congressional Candidate Vows to Gauge Voter Sentiment With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 20:15

Congressional Candidate Vows to Gauge Voter Sentiment With Blockchain Brian Forde, who is running for the California's 45th district seat in the U.S. House, is pitching himself as the crypto candidate.

Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 19:05

Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand

The first initial coin offering (ICO) by a publicly traded company in Thailand has begun trading on a couple of local exchanges. Meanwhile, the regulators are still drafting the legal framework for cryptocurrencies and token sales. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space First Public Company to Launch ICO The launch of an […]

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Ex-JP Morgan Blockchain Lead Hints at Stealth Startup Vision

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 18:00

Ex-JP Morgan Blockchain Lead Hints at Stealth Startup Vision One of the most influential people in blockchain is close to unveiling her next move.

BCH-Powered Social Media Apps Launch New Features

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 17:15

BCH-Powered Social Media Apps  Launch New Features

This week the two popular Bitcoin Cash social media applications, Memo and Blockpress have rolled out a bunch of new features on each platform. Now users on both platforms can upload pictures, video, and even torrent magnets found on the Pirate Bay. Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time and Research  Memo and Blockpress  […]

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At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A High-Tech Future

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 15:25

At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A High-Tech Future At ConsenSys' Ethereal Summit, the focus was on reaching those people that aren't already a part of the blockchain space.

At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A Blockchain Future

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 15:25

At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A Blockchain Future At ConsenSys' Ethereal Summit, the focus was on reaching those people that aren't already a part of the blockchain space.

Wendy McElroy: Crypto – Civil Law Versus Common Law

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto – Civil Law Versus Common Law

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 1. Crypto: Civil Law Versus Common Law “World’s Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency Under Regulatory Scrutiny.” “Bitcoin CRACKDOWN: IMF chief Christine Lagarde calls for cryptocurrency regulation.” “France announces Bitcoin regulations amid cryptocurrency ‘bloodbath’.” 2018 is the year in which cryptocurrency will be […]

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Blockchain Security Takes Spotlight At NYC Innovation Summit

CoinDesk

2018. May. 12. 13:45

Blockchain Security Takes Spotlight At NYC Innovation Summit Blockchain use cases, but also the technologies vulnerabilities, were discussed at length at the CDX Academy's Blockchain forum on Friday.

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: “Social” Coins, Crypto Vending, Blockchain Mileage

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 12:55

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: “Social” Coins, Crypto Vending, Blockchain Mileage

Reports suggest that Facebook may develop its own crypto. The plan is worth a mention, especially on the backdrop of the crypto ban imposed by the social media network. In Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we also cover Telegram’s advance towards implementing its payment system using the Gram token. Some blockchain stories with beers and beamers […]

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5,000 Developers in India Ready to Work on Crypto Projects

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 12:05

5,000 Developers in India Ready to Work on Crypto Projects

According to a recent study, 5,000 Indian software developers currently have the skill sets to work on cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. 10,000 more developers can be easily trained but an additional 30,000 would require extensive training. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 5,000 Developers Qualified A recent study by HR company Belong […]

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Gox Trustee to Flood Market with Thousands of Bitcoin, BTC Price Drops Below $9K

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 09:45

Gox Trustee to Flood Market with Thousands of Bitcoin, BTC Price Drops Below $9K

Notoriously hacked cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox isn’t done with bitcoiners just yet. Just as it appeared the world’s most popular cryptocurrency was ready to strike above the stubborn high nine thousands in price, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Tokyo-based, court appointed trustee of the remaining bitcoin to be distributed among creditors, seems ready to flood another 8,000 coins […]

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How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 3

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 12. 06:57

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 3

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. In parts 1 and 2 of How Bitcoin Cash …, we uncovered the important principles of community education and clarity. Now it is time to turn our attention to one of the most obvious things that went wrong in BTC?—?the centralization of protocol development. Also read:  How Bitcoin […]

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SEC Commissioner Cautiously “Open” to Regulatory Sandbox for ICOs

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2018. May. 12. 05:40

SEC Commissioner Cautiously “Open” to Regulatory Sandbox for ICOs

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner, Hester Peirce, delivered a speech before the Medici Conference earlier this month discussing many issues pertinent to ICOs. Mrs. Peirce indicated that the SEC is open to discussion of developing a regulatory sandbox for ICOs, however, expressed a number of concerns surrounding the legislative model. The commissioner […]

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Nvidia Reports $289 Million Revenue from the Crypto Sector in Q1

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2018. May. 12. 03:45

Nvidia Reports $289 Million Revenue from the Crypto Sector in Q1

Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has announced its revenues for the first quarter, mentioning separately the amount generated from sales to the crypto market. The total includes $289 million related to GPUs for cryptocurrency mining, according to a corporate report. Demand from crypto miners was stronger than expected, the company noted.   Also read: New Player […]

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The Cash Consortium Launches Open Standard Initiative for Bitcoin Cash

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2018. May. 12. 02:15

The Cash Consortium Launches Open Standard Initiative for Bitcoin Cash

This week a Bitcoin Cash organization was founded called the Cash Consortium (C2) that aims to be a technical group framed off of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) open standards. C2 is an international community that intends to bolster open standard development in order to provide long-term Bitcoin Cash growth. Also read: Upgrade Time: Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin’s Anonymous $55 Million Pineapple Fund Gives Final Donation

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2018. May. 12. 00:15

Bitcoin’s Anonymous $55 Million Pineapple Fund Gives Final Donation

It’s a story straight out of cinematic lines: whale cryptocurrency investor rakes in mounds of money, and reaching a “satiety point” decides to give a healthy portion of it to worthy charities. And add to that the spectre of remaining anonymous, the ecosystem, beset by dreams of easy fortunes and Lambos and glory, was given […]

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Sentiment Analysis Is the Best Trading Tool You’re Not Using

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2018. May. 11. 22:15

Sentiment Analysis Is the Best Trading Tool You’re Not Using

Every good trader knows their TA from their FA, and can appreciate the effect that fundamental and technical analysis have on market movements. But what about SA? Sentiment analysis, which involves making decisions based on the emotions of other traders, is arguably just as important, especially in the cryptocurrency market, where a herd mentality prevails. […]

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Bitcoin Moons to $36,000 by End of 2019 According to Fundstrat

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2018. May. 11. 20:15

Bitcoin Moons to $36,000 by End of 2019 According to Fundstrat

Fundstrat Global, a favorite research firm in the cryptosphere with Wall Street-street cred, is once again providing eye-popping bitcoin (BTC) predictions. This time analysis depends largely on what’s known as the mining economy. Hash power and hardware advancement all combine to show a possible $36,000 BTC price by the end of next year, they claim. […]

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'Utility' No More? ConsenSys Pitches 'Consumer Token' Label

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2018. May. 11. 19:00

'Utility' No More? ConsenSys Pitches 'Consumer Token' Label ConsenSys' Brooklyn Project introduced a framework for "consumer token" project standards at the Fluidity Summit on Thursday.

Bitcoin.com Store Adds More Hot New Items and Amazon Gift Cards

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2018. May. 11. 18:11

Bitcoin.com Store Adds More Hot New Items and Amazon Gift Cards

Last month we re-opened our Bitcoin.com Store after some construction and a bit of hiatus. After a month of operation we’ve added even more to the store with hardware wallets, new t-shirts, Cryptomatic watches, and now we’re even selling Amazon gift cards. Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time and Research Crypto-Infused Products for […]

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PR: BitBoost’s Blockchain Marketplace Goes Live in June

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2018. May. 11. 17:30

PR: BitBoost’s Blockchain Marketplace Goes Live in June

he pioneering Ethereum-based e-commerce solution is looking for Sellers and Ambassadors to kickstart its new platform.

BitBoost will launch its decentralised marketplace in June. The project, which is built using Ethereum’s smart contracts, will enable buyers and sellers to connect directly – facilitating free and private online commerce.

Traditional user experience, low fees The marketplace takes the form of a downloadable piece of software that connects to the Ethereum blockchain via either BitBoost’s node or a local node, if preferred. Payments for goods are made in ETH, and all listings cost a flat fee of just $1, payable in the BBT token. The team has worked hard to replicate the look and feel of traditional e-commerce platforms, with instant search and product images hosted on Imgur for anonymity.

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Most Big Cryptos Dropped this Week - These Two Bucked the Trend

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2018. May. 11. 17:00

Most Big Cryptos Dropped this Week - These Two Bucked the Trend The crypto markets are set to end the second week of May on a low note, with all but a few, such as bytecoin and zilliqa, showing significant losses.

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Ideas to Transform Humanitarian Aid

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2018. May. 11. 15:59

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Ideas to Transform Humanitarian Aid IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize donations to humanitarian causes.

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

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2018. May. 11. 15:59

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize donations to humanitarian causes.

Robinhood App Valued at $5.6 Billion – Now Available in 10 US States

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2018. May. 11. 15:58

Robinhood App Valued at $5.6 Billion – Now Available in 10 US States

Trading app Robinhood which started offering bitcoin and ether trading in February has attained a valuation of $5.6 billion after raising $363 million, the company has confirmed. The app is now available in 10 U.S. states. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space $5.6 Billion Valuation Robinhood started out about three years ago […]

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Telefonica, Blockchain Startup Team Up to Secure Smartphone Apps

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2018. May. 11. 15:00

Telefonica, Blockchain Startup Team Up to Secure Smartphone Apps Telecoms giant Telefonica is partnering to build smartphone security solutions for blockchain-based transactions and messaging apps.

Bank of Canada's DLT Trial Shows Instant Securities Settlement Possible

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2018. May. 11. 14:00

Bank of Canada's DLT Trial Shows Instant Securities Settlement Possible The latest "Project Jasper" blockchain trials have shown that DLT is effective at automating securities settlements in real-time, says Bank of Canada.

The 'World's First' Crypto Beer Vending Machine Has Arrived

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2018. May. 11. 13:00

The 'World's First' Crypto Beer Vending Machine Has Arrived Blockchain technology startup Civic will demo how its ID verification services can be used to purchase alcohol via vending machines at Consensus 2018.

This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer

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2018. May. 11. 13:00

This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer Blockchain technology startup Civic will demo how its ID verification services can be used to purchase alcohol via vending machines at Consensus 2018.

Maximalist for Hire: Bitcoin Believer Pierre Rochard Starts Advisory Firm

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2018. May. 11. 12:00

Maximalist for Hire: Bitcoin Believer Pierre Rochard Starts Advisory Firm While other blockchain experts are starting multi-coin hedge funds or consulting for ICOs, Pierre Rochard is advising investors on bitcoin, period.

Justice Department Veteran Backs Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Tool

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2018. May. 11. 11:00

Justice Department Veteran Backs Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Tool A former U.S. Department of Justice section head has been hired to help drive sales of Bitfury's Crystal, a blockchain tracking product.

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Under Investigation for Fraud

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2018. May. 11. 10:48

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Under Investigation for Fraud

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, Upbit, is suspected of fraud and is currently under investigation. The prosecutors have conducted searches at the exchange and confiscated computers and accounting records. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Upbit Under Investigation South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, the Kakao-backed Upbit is suspected of fraud, […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: China Mulls Blockchain Standard, Zcash Fights Chinese ASICs

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2018. May. 11. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: China Mulls Blockchain Standard, Zcash Fights Chinese ASICs

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are covering a number of stories related to China. According to statements by Chinese officials, the People’s Republic is developing a national standard for blockchain technologies, which should be introduced next year. Also, the Zcash Foundation is taking steps to protect the network of the privacy coin from ASIC-based […]

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White Shoe to Wild West: Lawyers to Launch Blockchain-Only Law Firm

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2018. May. 11. 10:00

White Shoe to Wild West: Lawyers to Launch Blockchain-Only Law Firm A former Digital Asset executive and a long-time securities lawyer have started a new law firm that will focus exclusively on blockchain clients.

What’s In a Name? The Identity Crisis for Initial Coin Offerings

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2018. May. 11. 09:45

What’s In a Name? The Identity Crisis for Initial Coin Offerings

Aaron Kaplan, securities attorney and COO of Prometheum, is guest author for this Opinion/Editorial.  Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become the investment du jour while the understanding of what ICOs are has become desperately convoluted. Every huckster, scammer and opportunist has tried to hop on the bandwagon. (I’m talking to you, Casey Ryback) Many of […]

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PR: Bitex Launches Token Pre-Sale to Bring Global Crypto-Banking to the Local Level

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2018. May. 11. 09:30

PR: Bitex Launches Token Pre-Sale to Bring Global Crypto-Banking to the Local Level

Hyper-localized and global crypto-bank Bitex begins token pre-sale on May 8th, 2018

Singapore -- Bitex, the first locally-embedded global crypto-bank, today announced that they are launching their token pre-sale at 3 p.m. UTC, on May 8th. The pre-sale of XBX, Bitex’s utility token, will only be opened to accredited contributors in preparation for the company’s public crowdsale.

Bitex’s goal is to provide crypto-banking services that operate at a local level, supplying regionally-tailored banking services to customers that are currently underserved by the current banking system. Bitex believes that it can make the greatest social impact by starting at the local level and working closely with regional experts in marketing and regulation to broaden its reach over time, giving them an edge to become the first truly global crypto-bank for mainstream consumers.

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Bitcoin Hits Three-Week Low, Eyes Break Below $8,600

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2018. May. 11. 09:30

Bitcoin Hits Three-Week Low, Eyes Break Below $8,600 Bitcoin has dropped to three-week lows and may take a further hit over the weekend, the technical charts indicate.

Korea's Biggest Crypto Exchange Raided Over Suspected Fraud: Report

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2018. May. 11. 08:50

Korea's Biggest Crypto Exchange Raided Over Suspected Fraud: Report Prosecutors in South Korea have raided the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country, UPbit, over suspected fraud, according to a report.

Korea's Biggest Crypto Exchange Raided Over Suspected Fraud

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2018. May. 11. 08:50

Korea's Biggest Crypto Exchange Raided Over Suspected Fraud Prosecutors in South Korea have raided the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country, UPbit, over suspected fraud, according to a report.

Ethereum Futures Go Live on UK Trading Platform

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2018. May. 11. 08:00

Ethereum Futures Go Live on UK Trading Platform Crypto trading platform Crypto Facilities, which helps the CME Group provide bitcoin futures contracts, will be launching ethereum futures today.

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman is Bullish on Cryptocurrencies

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2018. May. 11. 07:35

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman is Bullish on Cryptocurrencies

The chief executive officer of Nasdaq, Adena Friedman, discussed cryptocurrency and blockchain, among a number of subjects, in an interview with CNN. In the interview, Mrs. Friedman expressed bullish optimism for the future of cryptocurrency. Also Read: Xapo Estimated to be Housing 6.25% of Total BTC Supply Nasdaq CEO Bullish on Cryptocurrency In the interview with […]

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Huawei to Offer First Crypto Wallet App on Latest Smartphones

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2018. May. 11. 07:20

Huawei to Offer First Crypto Wallet App on Latest Smartphones Huawei's newly launched mobile app store will feature the tech giant's first cryptocurrency wallet offering, thanks to a partnership with BTC.com.

China-Backed Researchers to Rank the World's Blockchains

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2018. May. 11. 06:00

China-Backed Researchers to Rank the World's Blockchains A scientific institution overseen by China has announced that it will produce monthly assessments of blockchain projects.

Researchers to Create 'Moody's for Blockchain' Global Rankings

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2018. May. 11. 06:00

Researchers to Create 'Moody's for Blockchain' Global Rankings A scientific institution overseen by China has announced that it will produce monthly assessments of blockchain projects.

Upgrade Time: Bitcoin Cash 32MB Fork Activates Tuesday

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2018. May. 11. 05:40

Upgrade Time: Bitcoin Cash 32MB Fork Activates Tuesday

In less than a week on May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be upgrading the base block size from 8MB to 32MB, as well as re-enabling and adding some OP_Codes to the codebase. With just days left there are a few things BCH holders and full node operators should know before the upgrade […]

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Telegram Reportedly Testing Service to Store Data for Identity Verification

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2018. May. 11. 03:50

Telegram Reportedly Testing Service to Store Data for Identity Verification

Telegram has been testing a new service that will store users’ information and documents for verification purposes, according to Russian media reports. Telegram Passport will be used to keep personal details and copies of IDs, banking statements, and utility bills to identify users on Telegram’s blockchain platform TON.  Also read: After Telegram, Viber May Be […]

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Even Joe Lubin Couldn't Stop 'Dr Doom' Roubini from Trashing Crypto

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2018. May. 11. 03:11

Even Joe Lubin Couldn't Stop 'Dr Doom' Roubini from Trashing Crypto On a day when investment professionals gathered in their excitement about decentralized exchanges, Nouriel Roubini showed up to tear apart everything.

Ethereum Co-Founder Battles 'Dr Doom' Roubini to Crypto Debate Draw

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2018. May. 11. 03:11

Ethereum Co-Founder Battles 'Dr Doom' Roubini to Crypto Debate Draw On a day when investment professionals gathered in their excitement about decentralized exchanges, Nouriel Roubini showed up to tear apart everything.

Israel Tax Authority Hunts for Bitcoin Traders on Social Media

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2018. May. 11. 02:40

Israel Tax Authority Hunts for Bitcoin Traders on Social Media

Various local branches of the Israel Tax Authority have sent out letters to those they suspect are trading bitcoin without reporting it. The tax agency demands in those letters that the recipients will divulge all of their involvement in the cryptocurrency market including all past transaction history and current holdings. People are being asked to […]

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Lykke Launches Blockchain Accelerator and Venture Capital 'Spin-Off'

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2018. May. 11. 02:00

Lykke Launches Blockchain Accelerator and Venture Capital 'Spin-Off' Crypto exchange Lykke has started a combined accelerator and venture firm focused on blockchain ventures with two former IBM and UBS executives.

How to Survive a Blockchain Conference Without Getting Hacked

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 11. 00:40

How to Survive a Blockchain Conference Without Getting Hacked

Blockchain conference season is here, the industry’s equivalent of Hollywood’s awards season. It’s an opportunity for crypto celebs to tread the red carpet and for everyone from minnows to whales to mingle, network, and learn. But if you’re not careful, it’s also a chance to get your devices pwned and your cryptocurrency swiped. Also read: Xapo […]

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One Championship MMA Fighter Mei Yamaguchi Sponsored by Bitcoin.com

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2018. May. 10. 23:30

One Championship MMA Fighter Mei Yamaguchi Sponsored by Bitcoin.com

This week the CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver sat down with the One Championship female mixed martial artist (MMA) Mei Yamaguchi from Japan to discuss her fighting career and the innovative technology we all love called bitcoin. Yamaguchi will be fighting on May 18th in Singapore against the Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee for the […]

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Launching an ICO Token on Ethereum in Less Than Thirty Minutes

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2018. May. 10. 22:40

Launching an ICO Token on Ethereum in Less Than Thirty Minutes

Over the past few years since the launch of the Ethereum network and other blockchains that can create tokens, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been all the rage as all of these token projects have raised billions of dollars in ether, bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies. A great majority of the ICOs today are ‘ERC-20 tokens’ […]

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RBI Crackdown Triggers Migration of India’s Cryptocurrency Industry

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2018. May. 10. 20:40

RBI Crackdown Triggers Migration of India’s Cryptocurrency Industry

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s prohibitive policies regarding India’s cryptocurrency industry has reportedly comprised the catalyst for a migration of Indian cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in search of more amenable regulations. Also Read: Indian Ponzi Scheme-Funded Cryptocurrency Mine Raided by Police RBI Crackdown Drives Crypto Businesses Overseas The crackdown on cryptocurrencies initiated by the RBI has reportedly […]

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Ripple: XRP Payment Pilots Cut Fees by 40-70 Percent

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2018. May. 10. 20:00

Ripple: XRP Payment Pilots Cut Fees by 40-70 Percent Ripple's xRapid pilot program results found that customers saved both money and time when compared to traditional cross-border transactions.

Ripple: XRP Pilot Cuts Payment Fees Up to 70%

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2018. May. 10. 20:00

Ripple: XRP Pilot Cuts Payment Fees Up to 70% Ripple's xRapid pilot program results found that customers saved both money and time when compared to traditional cross-border transactions.

Walmart Patent Envisions Blockchain-Powered Delivery Fleets

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2018. May. 10. 18:45

Walmart Patent Envisions Blockchain-Powered Delivery Fleets A patent application submitted by Walmart proposes to use autonomous vehicles with a blockchain-based authentication system for package delivery.

Tipping Point Gala Accepts Crypto Donations, Raises $14 Million

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2018. May. 10. 18:35

Tipping Point Gala Accepts Crypto Donations, Raises $14 Million

A gala held by Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that seeks to invest in efforts aimed at breaking the poverty cycle in the San Francisco Bay Area, has raised more than $14 million USD. The gala comprises the time that Tipping Point has accepted cryptocurrency donations, with the event being attended by the respective chief […]

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Bitcoin Developers Build Prototype for 'Dandelion' Privacy Tool

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2018. May. 10. 17:30

Bitcoin Developers Build Prototype for 'Dandelion' Privacy Tool Developers have proposed testing the Dandelion privacy mechanism on large number of active nodes.

PR: Skrumble Network Crowdfunding Sells out in 1 Hour with the Help of LEEKICO and Announces First Exchange Listing

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2018. May. 10. 17:30

PR: Skrumble Network Crowdfunding Sells out in 1 Hour with the Help of LEEKICO and Announces First Exchange Listing

Sydney, Australia – LEEKICO, a one-stop-service ICO platform, successfully supported Skrumble Network (SKM), a project aiming to solve the data ownership crisis with a secure blockchain and application, in completing its highly anticipated token sale on May 5th, 2018. With LEEKICO’s support, Skrumble Network (SKM) reached their hard cap of 20,000 ETH, securing about $15 Million USD.

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Japan’s GMO Has Mined Over 900 Bitcoins – Hashrate Doubled Last Month

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2018. May. 10. 16:33

Japan’s GMO Has Mined Over 900 Bitcoins – Hashrate Doubled Last Month

The mining operation of Japan’s internet giant GMO has resulted in over 900 bitcoins and 537 bitcoin cash so far, as the company roughly doubled its hashrate last month. Meanwhile, its crypto exchange reported a first-quarter loss after the country’s financial regulator ordered it to improve. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Over […]

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Rapper Mims to Promote 'Tune' Token for Artists

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2018. May. 10. 16:30

Rapper Mims to Promote 'Tune' Token for Artists Award-winning rapper Mims is to talk about his new artist-focused blockchain project, and perform, at a crypto event this month.

Crypto Is the 'People's Revolution,' Says Investor Mike Novogratz

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2018. May. 10. 15:20

Crypto Is the 'People's Revolution,' Says Investor Mike Novogratz Michael Novogratz of Galaxy Digital doesn't think institutional custody of crypto assets can happen soon enough.

$363 Million: Robinhood Raises Big to Build 'Largest Crypto Platform'

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2018. May. 10. 14:45

$363 Million: Robinhood Raises Big to Build 'Largest Crypto Platform' Stock trading app Robinhood has announced a $363 million Series D funding round and plans to expand its crypto trading service across the U.S.

Xapo Estimated to be Housing 6.25% of Total BTC Supply

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 10. 14:43

Xapo Estimated to be Housing 6.25% of Total BTC Supply

It has been estimated that approximately 6.25% of the total bitcoin supply has been deposited with Xapo – a Hong-Kong Based company providing bitcoin wallet, cold storage, and bitcoin-based debit card services. Xapo claims that BTC deposited with company are held in underground vaults located across five continents. Also Read: Ethereum Founder Responds to Charges of […]

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Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million Boost

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2018. May. 10. 14:00

Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million Boost Decentralized web developer Blockstack has set aside $1 million in grants to fund distributed social networking projects.

Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million Boost

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2018. May. 10. 13:59

Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million Boost Decentralized web developer Blockstack has set aside $1 million in grants to fund distributed social networking projects.

Novogratz Launches Benchmark Index of 10 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 10. 12:23

Novogratz Launches Benchmark Index of 10 Cryptocurrencies

Well-known hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz has launched a cryptocurrency benchmark index in partnership with Bloomberg. The index, designed to track the performance of the largest, most liquid coins, consists of 10 cryptocurrencies at its inception. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Crypto Index Galaxy Digital Capital Management and Bloomberg announced […]

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'Ebay for CryptoKitties' Raises $2 Million from All-Star VCs

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2018. May. 10. 11:00

'Ebay for CryptoKitties' Raises $2 Million from All-Star VCs The number of crypto collectables, like CryptoKitties, is growing and investors think a marketplace for their trade is a good bet.

KODAKCoin Fundraising to Begin Later This Month

CoinDesk

2018. May. 10. 10:59

KODAKCoin Fundraising to Begin Later This Month Imaging giant Kodak is now looking at May 21 for the SAFT offering of its KODAKCoin for accredited investors.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

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2018. May. 10. 10:07

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

Good news for American bitcoin companies, someone who wants much lighter Bitlicense regulations is in the running to be the next New York attorney general. And in China, a bitcoin mining hardware producer is planning a $1 billion IPO. These stories and much more in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Stripper Explains […]

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Australian Government Looks to Blockchain for Trade Modernization

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2018. May. 10. 10:05

Australian Government Looks to Blockchain for Trade Modernization Australia's Department of Home Affairs is touting blockchain technology in a push to modernize the country's international trade supply chains.

PR: Energi Mine Launch Phase 1 of EnergiToken Rewards Platform

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2018. May. 10. 09:30

PR: Energi Mine Launch Phase 1 of EnergiToken Rewards Platform

Manchester, UK – 10th May 2018: Energi Mine, the AI-based energy company, today announced the beta launch of its Energi Token rewards platform.

Energi Mine is revolutionising the global energy market through decentralisation and blockchain technology with the ultimate goal of reducing global energy demand and carbon emissions. It is creating a global ecosystem that provides financial incentives for businesses and consumers to save energy with a new rewards system. Energi Mine provides its utility token, EnergiToken (ETK) to consumers in exchange for engaging in energy saving behaviours such as using public transportation, purchasing energy efficient appliances to reducing energy consumption.

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Drop to $9K Still in Play Despite Brief Bitcoin Rally

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2018. May. 10. 09:00

Drop to $9K Still in Play Despite Brief Bitcoin Rally Despite a brief rally yesterday, bitcoin risks falling back below $9,000 amid bearish short-term moving averages.

Bear Mood? $9K Still in Play Despite Bitcoin Rally

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2018. May. 10. 09:00

Bear Mood? $9K Still in Play Despite Bitcoin Rally Despite a brief rally yesterday, bitcoin risks falling back below $9,000 amid bearish short-term moving averages.

Venture Capitalist 'Disciple' of Buffett Condemns His Views On Bitcoin

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2018. May. 10. 08:00

Venture Capitalist 'Disciple' of Buffett Condemns His Views On Bitcoin Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya says billionaire Warren Buffett is wrong about bitcoin, though he calls himself Buffett's "disciple."

Buffett 'Disciple' Condemns Investor's Views On Bitcoin

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2018. May. 10. 08:00

Buffett 'Disciple' Condemns Investor's Views On Bitcoin Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya says billionaire Warren Buffett is wrong about bitcoin, though he calls himself Buffett's "disciple."

Ethereum Founder Responds to Charges of “Insane”, “Plutocratic” Governance

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 10. 07:35

Ethereum Founder Responds to Charges of “Insane”, “Plutocratic” Governance

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s cofounder, is increasingly finding himself target of very public rumors about his role in the project’s supposed love of secrecy. Charges of lacking transparency are equivalent to mortal sins in the cryptocurrency space. Ethereum too is particularly sensitive about accusations along these lines, especially in the ongoing light of a possible US […]

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Investment Advisor Morgan Creek Tokenizes Tech Firm's Paper Shares

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2018. May. 10. 07:00

Investment Advisor Morgan Creek Tokenizes Tech Firm's Paper Shares Morgan Creek Blockchain has helped a tech company turn its paper shares into security tokens as part of a push to raise $40 million.

Bitflyer on Hiring Spree – Discusses Multiple Expansion Plans

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 10. 05:35

Bitflyer on Hiring Spree – Discusses Multiple Expansion Plans

Japanese exchange Bitflyer is on a hiring spree, trying to tap talent from Wall Street. The company says coders can make $100,000, and plenty of employees earn $200,000. Besides already operating in three regions, the exchange is expanding into additional countries and adding more services. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Number […]

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JP Morgan's New DLT Lead: We're Not Done With Blockchain Innovation

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2018. May. 10. 03:39

JP Morgan's New DLT Lead: We're Not Done With Blockchain Innovation Christine Moy, Amber Baldet's successor at JPMorgan, shares her thoughts on the future of enterprise DLT and the role of public blockchain networks.

A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the Bitcoin Blockchain

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2018. May. 10. 03:35

A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the Bitcoin Blockchain

People have been hiding messages in the bitcoin blockchain ever since the genesis block was mined. While most aren’t as famous as Satoshi’s Times headline of January 3 2009, each one will live for as long as bitcoin does, testaments to mankind’s obsession with steganography, spam, and unorthodox marriage proposals. Also read: No, There Isn’t […]

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Ethereum's EIP:0 Attendees Commit to Governance Plan

CoinDesk

2018. May. 10. 02:00

Ethereum's EIP:0 Attendees Commit to Governance Plan Several stakeholders in the ethereum community have pledged support for a governance plan produced by attendees of the EIP:0 Summit.

Ethereum Summit Attendees Commit to Governance Plan

CoinDesk

2018. May. 10. 02:00

Ethereum Summit Attendees Commit to Governance Plan Several stakeholders in the ethereum community have pledged support for a governance plan produced by attendees of the EIP:0 Summit.

Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 10. 01:35

Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

The Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine has indicated the regulator favors a decision to recognize cryptocurrencies as financial instruments. Timur Khromayev thinks it’s time to take the matter to the country’s Financial Stability Council. The point of no return has been passed, he says.   Also read: Ukraine to […]

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Cryptocurrency Projects Aiming to be ‘ASIC Resistant’ Have Little Success

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 23:35

Cryptocurrency Projects Aiming to be ‘ASIC Resistant’ Have Little Success

Just recently the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) developers announced the project’s consensus algorithm Equihash was “threatened” in a blog post called “A Response to the ASIC Threat.” In the post, the BTG project’s team members explain that they might change the cryptocurrency’s current Equihash algorithm due to the recent launch of the Antminer Z9 mining rig. […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Relief After Three Day Losses

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 22:35

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Relief After Three Day Losses

Cryptocurrency prices have dropped significantly over the past 72 hours after reaching new highs on May 5. When Bitcoin Core (BTC) prices touched a high of $9,940 USD this past Saturday buyers met resistance and the price tumbled to a low of $8,975. BTC prices today are hovering along between $9,100 and $9,400. Bitcoin Cash […]

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New Movies Featuring Bitcoin Hitting Theaters Soon

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 21:35

New Movies Featuring Bitcoin Hitting Theaters Soon

Several films featuring Bitcoin are coming out before the summer. The main character in “Superfly”, a remake of the 1972 crime drama “Super Fly”, is now “swapping cash for crypto.” Director X’s debut movie is scheduled for release on July 15. And in Russia, two college students are chasing a hard disk storing a fortune […]

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Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 21:00

Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say Patterns in usage have allowed four researchers to link many supposedly private zcash transactions to mining pools and founders. Zcash has responded.

Messaging Giant WeChat Suspends Third-Party Blockchain App

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 19:35

Messaging Giant WeChat Suspends Third-Party Blockchain App China's social messaging giant WeChat has halted a third-party blockchain mini-tool running inside the application, citing a violation of rules. 

Crypto Youtuber Launching Bitcoin Funded TV Series on CBS

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 19:34

Crypto Youtuber Launching Bitcoin Funded TV Series on CBS

A crypto Youtuber is launching his own television series that is fully paid for by bitcoin. They will air on CBS, the CW, and Roku. The first 13 episodes will air on CBS in selected areas, featuring topics such as crypto security, exchange trading, initial coin offerings, crypto crashes, mining, and the future of cryptocurrency. […]

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This Blockchain Tosses Blocks: Naval, MetaStable Back Twist on Crypto 'Cash'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 18:26

This Blockchain Tosses Blocks: Naval, MetaStable Back Twist on Crypto 'Cash' A new blockchain startup is coming out of stealth Wednesday and boasting a significant cast of investors.

Bloomberg Partners with Novogratz to Launch Crypto Index

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 18:15

Bloomberg Partners with Novogratz to Launch Crypto Index Bloomberg has partnered with Michael Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Capital Management to launch a cryptocurrency index.

New HOB Podcast: Ver’s Sci-Fi Novel Life, Voorhees Buys Tucker’s Tie for $27k

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 17:35

New HOB Podcast: Ver’s Sci-Fi Novel Life, Voorhees Buys Tucker’s Tie for $27k

Humans of Bitcoin (HOB) is off to a rousing start in its second season on the Bitcoin.com Podcast Network, diving deeply into Bitcoin pioneers over two installments. The current episode features crypto evangelist Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director at the American Institute for Economic Research, in a fast-moving interview exploring his intellectual development and discovery of […]

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PR: SPINDLE to Launch Crowdsale – One Week Only (Until May 15)

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 17:30

PR: SPINDLE to Launch Crowdsale – One Week Only (Until May 15)

SPINDLE, which instantaneously became the largest ICO in Japan , will launch its first crowdsale. The crowdsale will be held globally for one week only (except for residents in Japan / USA / China). In this Crowdsale, only ETH and BCH will be accepted from strategic implications.

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Reddit Founder Says Crypto Can 'Fuel a Potential New Internet'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 17:00

Reddit Founder Says Crypto Can 'Fuel a Potential New Internet' Even with their high level of volatility, bitcoin and cryptos are still poised to "fuel a potential new internet," said Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

Zilliqa Becomes Latest Crypto to Break $1 Billion Market Cap

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 16:00

Zilliqa Becomes Latest Crypto to Break $1 Billion Market Cap A cryptocurrency that boasts sharding has broken a key threshold.

US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 15:35

US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms

A U.S. state has issued emergency cease and desist orders to two companies and related persons purportedly engaged in cryptocurrency investment schemes. The first company posted videos of three mining farms composed of online stock images, according to the order. Both companies made numerous materially misleading claims and violated U.S. securities laws. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Sumatra to Pilot Blockchain App for 'Decentralised Decision-Making'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 15:15

Sumatra to Pilot Blockchain App for 'Decentralised Decision-Making' Australian startup Horizon State is launching a blockchain app pilot in Sumatra that could eventually allow citizens to vote in elections.

EOS Looks Poised for a Move Toward Record Highs

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 14:00

EOS Looks Poised for a Move Toward Record Highs EOS, April's best performing cryptocurrency, could soon revisit $20 and above, the technical charts indicate.

Researchers Find Bitcoin Network 3X More ‘Evil’ Than the Public Internet

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 13:40

Researchers Find Bitcoin Network 3X More ‘Evil’ Than the Public Internet

Just recently a research group called Rapid7 published a report that reveals over a year’s worth of research regarding malicious activity tethered to Bitcoin Core (BTC) full nodes. By utilizing data collected from a network called ‘Project Heisenberg,’ and its internet scanner ‘Project Sonar,’ alongside intelligence from Bitnodes, the team had found quite a lot […]

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Crypto Exchange Coinone Taps Ripple for New Remittance Service

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 13:00

Crypto Exchange Coinone Taps Ripple for New Remittance Service A subsidiary of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone is turning to Ripple's xCurrent blockchain network for cross-border payments.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Stripper Explains Bitcoin to Adult Industry, Facebook Explores Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 12:28

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Stripper Explains Bitcoin to Adult Industry, Facebook Explores Blockchain

Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases the continued rapid pace at which the cryptocurrency revolution is disrupting all segments of the business world, from the adult entertainment industry, to stock exchanges and even social networks. Also Read: Details Emerge on Foxconn-Manufactured Ultra-Secure Crypto Phone Stripper Promotes Bitcoin for the Adult Industry Brenna Sparks, the […]

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Bermuda's Blockchain Strategy Goes Beyond Just Winning New Business

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 12:00

Bermuda's Blockchain Strategy Goes Beyond Just Winning New Business Bermuda's efforts to attract the blockchain industry may have started with regulation, but they won't end there, officials say.

San Francisco Fed Says BTC-based Future Markets Played a Role in Price

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 11:40

San Francisco Fed Says BTC-based Future Markets Played a Role in Price

The U.S. Federal Reserve system has been very interested in bitcoin lately and has released a bunch of reports from Federal Reserve leaders and researchers from different offices. This past Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a professor from Stanford University published a paper that concludes that bitcoin-based futures markets affected the […]

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Telecoms Giants BT, Telefonica and Telstra Join Blockchain Settlement Trial

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 11:00

Telecoms Giants BT, Telefonica and Telstra Join Blockchain Settlement Trial Colt and PCCW Global have added notable new members to a blockchain trial that automates normally labor-intensive wholesale settlements.

China's Police Ministry Touts Blockchain for Secure Evidence Storage

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 10:00

China's Police Ministry Touts Blockchain for Secure Evidence Storage China's Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations.

China's Security Ministry Touts Blockchain for Evidence Storage

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 10:00

China's Security Ministry Touts Blockchain for Evidence Storage China's Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations.

Binance’s Coin Listing Policy Raises Questions

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 09:40

Binance’s Coin Listing Policy Raises Questions

As the world’s largest exchange, Binance commands huge amounts of power. It can charge whatever it likes for a listing in the knowledge that altcoin projects will still cough up in return for the liquidity and legitimacy that a Binance listing brings. With great power comes great responsibility however, and some of the exchange’s new […]

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PR: Ubcoin Market Receives Investment from Singapore-Based Amereus Group for the Expansion into the Asian Market

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 09:30

PR: Ubcoin Market Receives Investment from Singapore-Based Amereus Group for the Expansion into the Asian Market

A Singapore-based VC fund specializing in groundbreaking tech projects has become an investor in Ubank’s blockchain ecosystem for selling and buying real goods with cryptocurrency

Ubank, the leading mobile payments app in the Eastern Europe, announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from the Singapore-based VC fund Amereus Group for the further development of its peer-to-peer blockchain platform Ubcoin Market that would allow its users to acquire cryptocurrency in exchange for real goods and its promotion in the booming Asian market.

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Topping Out? Bitcoin Bulls Need to Defend $9K

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 09:00

Topping Out? Bitcoin Bulls Need to Defend $9K Having hit seven-day lows below $9,000 this morning, bitcoin is looking decidedly weak.

SEC Commissioner Cautions Against 'Blanket' ICO Classification

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 08:00

SEC Commissioner Cautions Against 'Blanket' ICO Classification U.S. Securities Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce advocated against blockchain sandboxes and 'blanket' classifications of ICOs.

Indian Ponzi Scheme-Funded Cryptocurrency Mine Raided by Police

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 07:40

Indian Ponzi Scheme-Funded Cryptocurrency Mine Raided by Police

Indian police have raided a cryptocurrency mining operation whose establishment was funded by a nearly $15 million USD ponzi scheme. Police seized hundreds of mining cards. Also Read: Another Indian Company Challenges Ban on Crypto Banking  Ponzi-Financed Ethereum Mine Raided in India Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell has conducted a raid on a cryptocurrency mining operation held […]

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Winklevoss Brothers Win Crypto Exchange Patent

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 06:00

Winklevoss Brothers Win Crypto Exchange Patent Winklevoss IP, the company owned by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has been awarded with a patent that aims to settle ETPs holding cryptos.

Details Emerge on Foxconn-Manufactured Ultra-Secure Crypto Phone

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 05:42

Details Emerge on Foxconn-Manufactured Ultra-Secure Crypto Phone

Bitcoin paranoids rejoice. The technical details have emerged about Sirin Finney, an ultra secure mobile device promising to keep your cryptocurrency transactions private. The phone will feature an embedded cold storage wallet, and will be build by the same company that builds the iPhone. Also Read: Elon Musk Takes on Bitcoin-Bashing Warren Buffett Secure Element […]

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Bitcoin Lightning Payments Are Slowly Becoming Less Reckless

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 04:00

Bitcoin Lightning Payments Are Slowly Becoming Less Reckless With luck, the lightning network will become a part of everyday life no one has to think about. We're not there yet.

$2.5 Billion Sent Out of Iran to Purchase Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 03:52

$2.5 Billion Sent Out of Iran to Purchase Cryptocurrencies

The chairman of the economic committee of Iran’s parliament has revealed that Iranians have sent more than $2.5 billion out of the country to purchase cryptocurrencies with. His statement follows the country’s central bank banning local banks from dealing with digital currencies including bitcoin. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space $2.5 Billion […]

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Former Trump Advisor: 'We Will Have a Global Cryptocurrency'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 02:00

Former Trump Advisor: 'We Will Have a Global Cryptocurrency' The former Goldman Sachs COO, who recently left Trump's National Economic Council, is "not a big believer in bitcoin," but sees promise in blockchain.

Ex-Trump Advisor Predicts 'Global Cryptocurrency'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 09. 02:00

Ex-Trump Advisor Predicts 'Global Cryptocurrency' The former Goldman Sachs COO, who recently left Trump's National Economic Council, is "not a big believer in bitcoin," but sees promise in blockchain.

Tel Aviv Court Forces Bank to Accept Funds From Sale of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 09. 01:52

Tel Aviv Court Forces Bank to Accept Funds From Sale of Bitcoin

The Israeli banking system keeps mounting challenges for bitcoin users, be they exchanges, miners or just traders, and keeps getting slapped for it by the courts. The latest example comes from Tel Aviv where a bank tried to deny incoming transfers from an exchange. Also Read: Israeli Bitcoin Mining Company Sues Bank for Closing Its […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fund and Yeewallet Plan to Airdrop 20 BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 23:45

Bitcoin Cash Fund and Yeewallet Plan to Airdrop 20 BCH

On Tuesday, May 8, the Bitcoin Cash Fund and the Yeewallet team announced a partnership that aims to further spread bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption. The organizations’ plan to bolster BCH adoption by airdropping 20 BCH to Yeewallet users who meet the airdrop requirements. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech […]

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Facebook's David Marcus to Lead New Blockchain Research Unit

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 21:25

Facebook's David Marcus to Lead New Blockchain Research Unit Facebook is reportedly launching a team dedicated to blockchain technology, which will be spearheaded by Messenger's vice president David Marcus. 

Security or Currency? Jury to Decide Next Year in ICO Fraud Case

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 20:16

Security or Currency? Jury to Decide Next Year in ICO Fraud Case A jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) count as securities.

Security or Currency? Jury to Decide In ICO Fraud Case

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 20:16

Security or Currency? Jury to Decide In ICO Fraud Case A jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) count as securities.

The First Version of Ethereum's Casper Upgrade Has Been Published

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 19:30

The First Version of Ethereum's Casper Upgrade Has Been Published Posts on GitHub and Reddit suggest that momentum is building behind he change to ethereum's protocol.

DHS Official Tells Congress Blockchain Uses Are 'Almost Limitless'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 18:30

DHS Official Tells Congress Blockchain Uses Are 'Almost Limitless' Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Maersk and UPS described how blockchain can be used in supply chain in a hearing Tuesday.

PR: ASKfm to Tokenize Social Interactions. 215 Million Users Involved

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 17:30

PR: ASKfm to Tokenize Social Interactions. 215 Million Users Involved

Rumor confirmed Leaks have appeared all over the web for the past month or so, but it’s official now. ASKfm announced its blockchain-based upgrade ASKfm 2.0 claiming to monetize knowledge in all of its forms. No wonder such a move form a major player couldn’t fly under the radar.

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Australia's Government Budgets Over $500K for Blockchain Study

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 17:00

Australia's Government Budgets Over $500K for Blockchain Study Australia's latest budget allocates AU $700,000 to its Digital Transformation Agency for the exploration of government blockchain applications.

Crypto Investment Schemes Hit With Cease-and-Desists in Texas

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 16:00

Crypto Investment Schemes Hit With Cease-and-Desists in Texas A Texas regulator has issued cease-and-desist orders against two cryptocurrency schemes that it alleges are selling unregistered securities.

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Crypto Probe 'Continues' Despite New York AG's Resignation

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 15:00

Crypto Probe 'Continues' Despite New York AG's Resignation Following Eric Schneiderman's abrupt resignation, the New York Attorney General's Office's "work continues," according to a spokesperson.

A Chain of Its Own: Mobile App Kik to Fork Stellar for Fee-Free Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 14:01

A Chain of Its Own: Mobile App Kik to Fork Stellar for Fee-Free Blockchain Kik has decided that fees just won't work for its crypto token mission and has decided to fork stellar to create its own blockchain.

How to Shuffle Your BCH Coins Like a Boss

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 14:00

How to Shuffle Your BCH Coins Like a Boss

There are a bunch of unique bitcoin cash wallets these days and even more interesting clients on the horizon. However, there is one particular bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet called Electron Cash that’s been around since the inception of BCH offering a secure platform and now the ability to shuffle BCH with the Cashshuffle plugin.   […]

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Report: NYSE Owner ICE Weighs Bitcoin Trading Platform Launch

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 13:45

Report: NYSE Owner ICE Weighs Bitcoin Trading Platform Launch Intercontinental Exchange, the firm that owns the New York Stock Exchange, is developing a bitcoin trading platform, according to a report.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 13:01

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

The prospect of transferring an entire national payment system to blockchain technology deserves attention and we are covering the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports that Russia may transform its version of SWIFT as early as next year coincided with the news that the US banking giant JP Morgan has applied for a blockchain […]

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The Economics of Ethereum's Coming Consensus Change Are Taking Shape

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 12:30

The Economics of Ethereum's Coming Consensus Change Are Taking Shape Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has issued new details on his vision for proof-of-stake, ethereum's coming consensus change.

Oracle to Launch Its Blockchain Platform This Month

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 11:00

Oracle to Launch Its Blockchain Platform This Month California-based software giant Oracle will publicly launch its blockchain-as-a-service platform as soon as this month, according to a report.

Startup Raises $3 Million to Build 'Proof-of-Space-Time' Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 10:00

Startup Raises $3 Million to Build 'Proof-of-Space-Time' Blockchains Spacemesh's "proof-of-space-time" (PoST) consensus protocol hopes to do away with mining pools and expensive GPU or ASIC-based miners.

PR: Horizon Communications, an ICO Building Telecommunication Infrastructure, Is Now Live

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 09:30

PR: Horizon Communications, an ICO Building Telecommunication Infrastructure, Is Now Live

Horizon Communications is a ISP startup based in Bermuda. The company plans to deploy a wireless state-of-the-art internet solution in the Caribbean, South and Central America, with an ambitious plan to deploy their services worldwide. Their aim is to provide high speed internet and cell phone services to replace obsolete equipment and technology that is easily disrupted by natural disasters and suffers from aging copper and cable infrastructure.These legacy networks are no longer economically viable.

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Bitcoin Risks Drop Below $9K After 4-Day Low

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 09:10

Bitcoin Risks Drop Below $9K After 4-Day Low Bitcoin risks falling to levels below $9,000, courtesy of the bearish setup on the technical charts.

Cryptocurrency Recognized as Valuable Property by Russian Court

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 08:51

Cryptocurrency Recognized as Valuable Property by Russian Court

A Russian arbitration court of appeals has recognized cryptocurrency as a property with value in its ruling on Monday. This overturned a previous ruling by another court even though Russia currently has no legal framework for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Recognized as Property The Ninth Arbitration Court of […]

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EOS Revisited: Investors Are Taking Another Look at the Longest-Running ICO

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 08:00

EOS Revisited: Investors Are Taking Another Look at the Longest-Running ICO Another blockchain for smart contracts? It turns out the claim is catching the attention of investors as the EOS blockchain heads toward launch.

EOS Revisited: Investors Take Another Look at the Longest-Running ICO

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 08:00

EOS Revisited: Investors Take Another Look at the Longest-Running ICO Another blockchain for smart contracts? It turns out the claim is catching the attention of investors as the EOS blockchain heads toward launch.

Norwegian Court Rules Nordea Bank Can Close Account of Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 07:34

Norwegian Court Rules Nordea Bank Can Close Account of Crypto Exchange

A Norwegian district court has ruled in favor of Norway’s largest bank against a local cryptocurrency exchange. The court says the bank has full rights to close the account of the exchange, citing money laundering risks and criminal activities associated with bitcoin trading. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Court Ruled in […]

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BMW Test Drives Blockchain for Car Mileage Tracking

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 06:00

BMW Test Drives Blockchain for Car Mileage Tracking Blockchain startup Dovu created a pilot program with auto giant BMW to encourage drivers to track their own mileage.

Why the SEC Should Give Amnesty to Illegal ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 03:55

Why the SEC Should Give Amnesty to Illegal ICOs The SEC and ICO participants must work together to find a reasonable market fix to the current royal mess.

'Cryptojacking' Software Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites

CoinDesk

2018. May. 08. 02:05

'Cryptojacking' Software Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites The latest cryptojacking attack affects outdated versions of a major content management system.

Cryptocurrency Communities Just Can’t Get Along

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 08. 00:00

Cryptocurrency Communities Just Can’t Get Along

If there’s one thing that rival cryptocurrency factions can agree on, it’s their mutual dislike of one other. Everything else is up for debate, and not calm, reasonable debate, but the sort of fevered in-fighting that makes the crypto community resemble an unruly rabble. This internecine squabbling has arguably done more to hinder cryptocurrency adoption […]

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Cblocks Moves to Canada Citing Regulatory Hurdles

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 22:00

Cblocks Moves to Canada Citing Regulatory Hurdles

Miami-based Cblocks has announced that it will relocate to Canada, citing a lack of regulatory clarity regarding cryptocurrency in the United States as the principal catalyst for the move. Also Read: South Korean Top Regulator Considers Easing Cryptocurrency Regulations Cblocks to Relocate to Canada Cblocks, a Miami-based company that generated $32,000 in a month through selling […]

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Futures Launch Weighed on Bitcoin's Price, Say Fed Researchers

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 20:50

Futures Launch Weighed on Bitcoin's Price, Say Fed Researchers Researchers from the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank believe that the launch of bitcoin futures played a role in bitcoin's recent price slump.

ICO Round-Up: Analysts Discuss Industry After Advertising Ban, Colorado Takes Action Against Offerings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 20:30

ICO Round-Up: Analysts Discuss Industry After Advertising Ban, Colorado Takes Action Against Offerings

Mike Finch, the co-founder of ICO Alert, has discussed the present state of the initial coin offering (ICO) industry. Mr. Finch shared his assessment that although the social media advertising ban has had a significant adverse effect upon the performance of promotional campaigns for ICOs, the number of new ICOs brought to market has significantly […]

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Binance CEO Blasts VCs and Calls ICOs 'Necessary'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 20:15

Binance CEO Blasts VCs and Calls ICOs 'Necessary' Zhao Changpeng, believes raising money through ICOs are 100 times easier than that through traditional VCs.

Coincheck Resumes Monero Withdrawals and Sales

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 19:13

Coincheck Resumes Monero Withdrawals and Sales

Japanese exchange Coincheck has announced partial resumption of operations with Monero. Its clients will be able to withdraw and sell XMR, but purchases are still unavailable. All previous requests for transactions have been canceled and users will have to initiate new transfers. They will be required to confirm the destination address, and state the purpose […]

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Circle Adds Monero to Crypto Investment App

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 18:30

Circle Adds Monero to Crypto Investment App A week after adding zcash, Circle's trading platform Invest is adding monero.

PR: Acorn Collective – How the Blockchain Is Being Blended with Crowdfunding, and Making Staggering Results

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 17:30

PR: Acorn Collective – How the Blockchain Is Being Blended with Crowdfunding, and Making Staggering Results

Prior to the revolution of the World Wide Web, entrepreneurs with big dreams would have to jump through hoops to secure funding from venture capitalists or bank loans, and local community projects would have to source cash donations or government backing to achieve their goals. Crowdfunding at its core means enabling anyone with a computer and an idea, to see bring it into fruition. Fundraising is a lucrative industry and now, blockchain technologies are taking the market to new heights, as well as shoring up inefficiencies and risks posed by previous models.

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What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tomorrow

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 17:30

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tomorrow Tuesday's blockchain hearing will specifically look at the technology's applications in supply chain management.

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tuesday

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 17:30

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tuesday Tuesday's blockchain hearing will specifically look at the technology's applications in supply chain management.

Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Tools for Azure

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 16:30

Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Tools for Azure Microsoft announced a new "scaffolding" toolkit through its Azure Blockchain Workbench, which can help developers quickly build applications.

Thailand's Top Exchange Plans Blockchain Funding Market

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 16:00

Thailand's Top Exchange Plans Blockchain Funding Market The Stock Exchange of Thailand unveiled a crowdfunding platform built on blockchain technology to widen the access to capital funds for startups.

South Korean Top Regulator Considers Easing Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 13:39

South Korean Top Regulator Considers Easing Cryptocurrency Regulations

The main regulatory body of cryptocurrencies in South Korea has a new chief who has just been approved by the country’s president. He is a known “activist and reformist” and has reportedly announced that he will consider relaxing crypto regulations to help businesses grow in this sector. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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3D Printing Could Be Blockchain's True Game-Changer

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 13:00

3D Printing Could Be Blockchain's True Game-Changer Combined with other emerging tech, blockchain could enable a new paradigm of decentralized, on-demand production and realign global economic power.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Elon Musk Takes on Bitcoin-Bashing Warren Buffett

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 12:10

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Elon Musk Takes on Bitcoin-Bashing Warren Buffett

Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief focuses on a clash between the old guard of the global economy, fearing new innovations they can’t understand, and the young entrepreneurs using them to change the world. We will also show how sometimes well-meaning regulations can backfire and hurt the lawmakers’ own goals. Also Read: Robinhood App Expands […]

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New Korean Financial Watchdog Chief Takes Softer Tone on Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 12:00

New Korean Financial Watchdog Chief Takes Softer Tone on Cryptos The incoming head of a South Korean financial regulator has noted the "positive aspects" of cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Looks for Price Support After Failed $10K Crossover

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 11:00

Bitcoin Looks for Price Support After Failed $10K Crossover Bitcoin is reporting losses today but only a break below $8,650 would signal a bull-to-bear trend change.

Bitcoin ABC Developers Address a Vulnerability Found

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 10:59

Bitcoin ABC Developers Address a Vulnerability Found

On April 26, 2018, the Bitcoin ABC development team were notified of a critical issue that applies to Bitcoin Cash miners who were utilizing the Bitcoin-ABC 0.17.0 client. After analyzing the vulnerability ABC developers created a patch and distributed the new ABC client 0.17.1 and released the software to BCH mining pools.     Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Billionaire Warren Buffett Calls Bitcoin 'Rat Poison Squared'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 10:00

Billionaire Warren Buffett Calls Bitcoin 'Rat Poison Squared' U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett has again hit out at bitcoin, this time comparing it with rat poison

PR: Bitcoin-ABC incident report (26APR2018)

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 10:00

PR: Bitcoin-ABC incident report (26APR2018)

This document contains information regarding the response to a critical vulnerability applicable to miners of Bitcoin Cash using Bitcoin-ABC 0.17.0. Appropriate action has been taken to mitigate the impact of this vulnerability. This document is provided for information purposes only.

Bitcoin ABC 0.17.1 fixes this problem.

On 26APR2016 Bitcoin-ABC developers were notified by unknown person(s) of the vulnerability. If exploited the flaw would have caused an unintended split in the Bitcoin Cash network.

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PR: Bitcoin ABC releases vulnerability fix for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 10:00

PR: Bitcoin ABC releases vulnerability fix for Bitcoin Cash

This document contains information regarding the response to a critical vulnerability applicable to miners of Bitcoin Cash using Bitcoin-ABC 0.17.0. Appropriate action has been taken to mitigate the impact of this vulnerability. This document is provided for information purposes only.

Bitcoin ABC 0.17.1 fixes this problem.

On 26APR2016 Bitcoin-ABC developers were notified by unknown person(s) of the vulnerability. If exploited the flaw would have caused an unintended split in the Bitcoin Cash network.

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Startup That Puts Academic Diplomas On the Blockchain Raises $3 Million

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 09:00

Startup That Puts Academic Diplomas On the Blockchain Raises $3 Million MIT-linked startup Learning Machines has secured $3 million in seed funding to put digital diplomas on the blockchain.

Startup That Puts Diplomas On the Blockchain Raises $3 Million

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 09:00

Startup That Puts Diplomas On the Blockchain Raises $3 Million MIT-linked startup Learning Machines has secured $3 million in seed funding to put digital diplomas on the blockchain.

All Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan Must Comply With Five New Criteria

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 08:50

All Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan Must Comply With Five New Criteria

The Japanese financial regulator has imposed five new criteria for all cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country. These rules apply to existing exchange operators as well as new ones applying for registration for the first time. On-site inspections will be conducted on all exchanges prior to approval. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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NBA Superstar Steph Curry Is Now the First Celebrity CryptoKitty

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 08:00

NBA Superstar Steph Curry Is Now the First Celebrity CryptoKitty NBA star Stephen Curry is launching the first celebrity-branded CryptoKitty, with two more on the way.

The Age of Endless Blockchain Forks Is Coming to an End

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 07:00

The Age of Endless Blockchain Forks Is Coming to an End Real-world assets will force a change in blockchain governance, writes EY's Paul Brody. Forks will still be possible, but will attract fewer users.

The Next Generation of Crypto Exchanges Has One Big Missing Piece

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 04:00

The Next Generation of Crypto Exchanges Has One Big Missing Piece Decentralized exchanges could unlock the potential of blockchains, but they face pragmatic issues today in gaining the marketshare of alternatives.

Sole Seven-Star Hotel in Venezuela to Accept Only Petro

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 03:50

Sole Seven-Star Hotel in Venezuela to Accept Only Petro

A luxury hotel, offering breathtaking views of Caracas and the Caribbean coast, will be accepting only payments in Petro, Venezuela’s national cryptocurrency. According to President Maduro, the renovated Humboldt hotel is going to be the first seven-star property in his crisis-stricken Bolivarian Republic. Also read: Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining Farms […]

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Sole Seven-Star Hotel in Venezuela to Accept Petro

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 03:50

Sole Seven-Star Hotel in Venezuela to Accept Petro

A luxury hotel, offering breathtaking views of Caracas and the Caribbean coast, will be accepting payments in Petro, Venezuela’s national cryptocurrency. According to President Maduro, the renovated Humboldt hotel is going to be the first seven-star property in his crisis-stricken Bolivarian Republic. Also read: Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining Farms Luxury […]

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Washington Utility Increases Security Amid Crypto Mining Moratorium

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 02:06

Washington Utility Increases Security Amid Crypto Mining Moratorium

A utility provider in Washington has ramped up security measures in anticipation of backlash in response to a moratorium recently placed on cryptocurrency miners by the company. Despite the measures, the company has not experienced a single incident requiring police assistance. Also Read: Ripple Sued for Alleged Violations of US Securities Laws Washington Utility Fears Backlash […]

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Iceland's Missing Bitcoin Miners May Be In China

CoinDesk

2018. May. 07. 02:00

Iceland's Missing Bitcoin Miners May Be In China Icelandic police think Chinese authorities may have discovered where its 6,000 missing bitcoin mining computers have gone.

Chinese State Media Accuses ICOs and Exchanges of Defying Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 07. 00:06

Chinese State Media Accuses ICOs and Exchanges of Defying Crackdown

Chinese state media outlet, Voice of China, has published reports criticizing the efforts of Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICOs) to continue operations in spite of the central government’s 2017 crackdown. Also Read: Markets Update: BTC Resistance at $10,000 Holds, Gains Dwarfed by Alternative Markets State Media Criticizes Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Defiance of Crackdown Voice […]

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Robinhood App Expands Cryptocurrency Trading to Two More US States

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 22:06

Robinhood App Expands Cryptocurrency Trading to Two More US States

Almost three months after starting to roll out cryptocurrency trading, Robinhood has expanded the service to another two more American localities. This means that residents of eight US states in total now have access to Robinhood Crypto. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Bacon War, Mining Trucks and Coinbase Salutes Regulator Robinhood Crypto Reaches Eight […]

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Israeli Bitcoin Mining Company Sues Bank for Closing Its Account

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 20:06

Israeli Bitcoin Mining Company Sues Bank for Closing Its Account

Despite already setting a precedent in a previous case, the Israeli courts system is again called upon to stop a bank from shutting down a crypto business. This time, Union Bank tried to refuse operating an account to a mining firm – a service all companies need to legally operate in the country.  Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin Adoption Continues: Parking Lots, Supplies Store, Courses, Boutique Hotel

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 18:05

Bitcoin Adoption Continues: Parking Lots, Supplies Store, Courses, Boutique Hotel

Bitcoin adoption continues to grow rapidly worldwide. This adoption roundup features four merchants that recently started accepting the digital currency – a boutique hotel in Spain, parking lots, an electrical supply store, and online courses in Japan. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Parking Lots Park Realty Co. Ltd., which provides a […]

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Ripple Sued for Alleged Violations of US Securities Laws

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 16:05

Ripple Sued for Alleged Violations of US Securities Laws

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ripple Labs, its CEO, and subsidiary. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants have violated the state and federal securities laws, engaging in schemes to raise hundreds of millions of dollars through the sale of unregistered ripple tokens (XRP). Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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JP Morgan Chase Eats Humble Pie, Applies for Blockchain Patent

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 14:05

JP Morgan Chase Eats Humble Pie, Applies for Blockchain Patent

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed this week JP Morgan Chase applied for a patent related to blockchain back in October of last year. It’s quite the turnaround for the bank, which has been on record as one of bitcoin’s and cryptocurrency’s biggest critics. Also read: Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining […]

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Markets Update: BTC Resistance at $10,000 Holds, Gains Dwarfed by Alternative Markets

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 12:15

Markets Update: BTC Resistance at $10,000 Holds, Gains Dwarfed by Alternative Markets

The BTC markets have rallied to test resistance at the $10,000 area. Despite gaining 60% in just four weeks, BTC’s recent gains have been significantly overshadowed by those produced by many top performing cryptocurrency markets, including Bitcoin Cash – which has gained more than 225% since it’s early April lows. Also Read: Markets Update: BCH Prices […]

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The Mystics May Be Here, But Are Crypto's Cards in Reverse?

CoinDesk

2018. May. 06. 10:30

The Mystics May Be Here, But Are Crypto's Cards in Reverse? Crypto may be seeing an influx of mystics, but that might not be a sign the industry is on the right course, CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel writes.

This Week in Bitcoin: Bacon War, Mining Trucks and Coinbase Salutes Regulator

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 10:10

This Week in Bitcoin: Bacon War, Mining Trucks and Coinbase Salutes Regulator

From a turf war over “the world’s first” bacon-backed coin to mining trucks chasing cheap electricity across Europe, the cryptocurrency world never has a dull day. These stories and many more were covered in this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin […]

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Meetup's Crypto Secret? Blockchain Scams Are Running Rampant

CoinDesk

2018. May. 06. 09:45

Meetup's Crypto Secret? Blockchain Scams Are Running Rampant Long-running groups using the popular social network are finding that separating education from financial advice isn't as easy as it sounds.

Meetup's Crypto Secret? Scams Are Running Rampant

CoinDesk

2018. May. 06. 09:45

Meetup's Crypto Secret? Scams Are Running Rampant Long-running groups using the popular social network are finding that separating education from financial advice isn't as easy as it sounds.

Azerbaijan to Tax Crypto Incomes and Profits

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 02:20

Azerbaijan to Tax Crypto Incomes and Profits

Gains from cryptocurrency transactions will be taxed in Azerbaijan, according to a high-ranking official from the Tax Ministry. Authorities in the energy-rich nation intend to tap into both corporate profits and personal incomes. The country has previously taken a conservative stance on cryptocurrencies but the focus on taxation now signals a change in Baku.  Also […]

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Markets Update: BCH Prices See Uncorrelated Movement Gain 13%

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 06. 00:20

Markets Update: BCH Prices See Uncorrelated Movement Gain 13%

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing some gains today as most digital assets are up over the past 24-hours between 3-15 percent. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) values spiked considerably during the day’s trading sessions on May 5 touching a high of $1,740 per BCH. At the time of publication, the price of BCH is hovering around $1,720 per […]

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Cryptocurrency Bets Surge at Kentucky Derby

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 21:54

Cryptocurrency Bets Surge at Kentucky Derby

Betting with cryptocurrencies has grown significantly, including at the most famous US horse race, the Kentucky Derby. Using them to place bets on some of the web’s largest sportsbooks yields a number of benefits such as no fees and more frequent withdrawals. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rising Trend of Crypto […]

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How to Create a Bitcoin Paper Wallet or Paper Bill

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 20:04

How to Create a Bitcoin Paper Wallet or Paper Bill

Bitcoin might be digital but it’s equally suited to being stored and shared in the analogue world. Whether you’re looking for a way to safely store your coins, to issue paper bills that are made out to a specific bitcoin address and amount, paper is your friend. A printer and a little know-how is all […]

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Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining Farms

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 18:05

Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining Farms

State news agency Telesur reports Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro has announced formation of a youth bank funded by the country’s recently launched cryptocurrency, the Petro. Mr. Maduro also took the opportunity to urge countrymen to continue mining its state-backed digital money, including creation of mining farms. Also read: Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually […]

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Kasireddy: Fund Recovery Ethereum's 'Defining Moment'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 05. 18:03

Kasireddy: Fund Recovery Ethereum's 'Defining Moment' Developer Preethi Kasireddy believes what the ethereum community decides to do in terms of fund recovery will be the network's "defining moment."

Another Indian Company Challenges Ban on Crypto Banking

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 16:05

Another Indian Company Challenges Ban on Crypto Banking

RBI’s ban on crypto-related banking services has been challenged again. Maharashtra-based Flintstone Technologies has turned to the High Court in Delhi to seek withdrawal of the April 6 circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India, calling it “arbitrary, unfair and unconstitutional.” The company points out that the central bank has not provided any reasons […]

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Everyone in This Village Now Owns Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 14:04

Everyone in This Village Now Owns Cryptocurrency

In a small village in Ukraine, all residents are now owners of cryptocurrency, thanks to an initiative by the head of the village council. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, can also be used in the village to purchase items such as eggs, lard, meat, and milk. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Bitcoin Vietnam Faces Losing its Domain from Government

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 12:27

Bitcoin Vietnam Faces Losing its Domain from Government

According to regional reports Vietnam’s oldest Bitcoin Exchange, Bitcoin.vn, is about to lose its domain per order of the Vietnamese Government. The website that has been operating since 2014 has been accused of operating a blog without permission from the Minister of Information & Communications of Vietnam. Also read: Crypto-to-Cash Lending is Growing Quite Popular These Days […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Bulls Test $10,000, Russian Crypto-Millionaire Found Dead, Cobinhood Launches IOTA Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 11:16

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Bulls Test $10,000, Russian Crypto-Millionaire Found Dead, Cobinhood Launches IOTA Trading

Today has seen the price of BTC rally to test $10,000 USD amid the bullish response to the increasing institutional presence in the cryptocurrency markets. In other trading news, fee-free exchange Cobinhood has announced the introduction of trading pairs for the ninth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, IOTA. In international news, Russian cryptocurrency Youtuber Pavel […]

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Code Is Law - But It's Not the Only Law for Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 05. 09:35

Code Is Law - But It's Not the Only Law for Blockchains It's the combination of internal and external rules that ultimately dictates how blockchain-based platforms will operate, says Primavera De Filippi.

Indian Investors Flock to Trade Crypto Ahead of RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 09:05

Indian Investors Flock to Trade Crypto Ahead of RBI Ban

Investors in India are flocking to trade cryptocurrencies before the ban order by the Reserve Bank of India takes effect. There is a positive sentiment in the local crypto community that the Indian government will not outright ban crypto trading. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Investors Rush to Get Into Crypto […]

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Top Ten Surprising US States for Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 07:55

Top Ten Surprising US States for Cryptocurrency

Reward Expert used Google Trends traffic data for keywords such as Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in an effort to gauge US states interest levels for cryptocurrency during a three month period this year. The company then determined a weighted average and ranked US states by interest and usage.   Also read: Only 1% […]

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Richard Branson Speaks Out Against Fake Bitcoin Stories and Scams

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 05. 05:35

Richard Branson Speaks Out Against Fake Bitcoin Stories and Scams

British entrepreneur Richard Branson has spoken out over the “worrying” spread of bitcoin scam stories and ads. Some of the most common are false endorsements and fake binary trading schemes, he warns. Advising everyone to remain vigilant, Branson suggests that users should report fake stories to the platforms which have published them.  Also read: Facebook […]

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When Not If: For Ethereum Believers, Scaling Is Just a Matter of Time

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 22:00

When Not If: For Ethereum Believers, Scaling Is Just a Matter of Time An ethereum conference in Canada this week showcased the depth and variety of projects seeking to scale the world's second largest blockchain.

Thailand Targets New Crypto Taxes While Others Move to Ease Burdens

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 21:15

Thailand Targets New Crypto Taxes While Others Move to Ease Burdens A weekly roundup of regulatory moves by different nations and agencies.

Crypto-to-Cash Lending is Growing Quite Popular These Days

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 19:34

Crypto-to-Cash Lending is Growing Quite Popular These Days

Over the past year, cryptocurrency-backed lending has grown very popular with organizations like Salt Lending, and Unchained Capital trying to capture a piece of this emerging industry. Projects like Salt Lending have issued millions worth of crypto-backed loans so far and the teams behind these digital currency operations believe crypto-to-cash lending is going to be […]

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Investor Sues Ripple Alleging 'XRP Is A Security'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 18:30

Investor Sues Ripple Alleging 'XRP Is A Security' An investor is suing Ripple Labs, claiming that XRP is a security pertaining to the startup.

A 51% Attack on Bitcoin Means Mutually Assured Destruction

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 17:34

A 51% Attack on Bitcoin Means Mutually Assured Destruction

What would happen if bitcoin were to suffer a 51% attack? It’s a hypothetical question, but one that has troubled some of the community’s brightest minds. Just as army generals play out countless war games, enacting doomsday scenarios, bitcoin defenders like to ponder ways in which the decentralized cryptocurrency could be attacked and brought to […]

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Arizona Lawmakers Strip Crypto Mentions From Tax Payments Bill

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 17:15

Arizona Lawmakers Strip Crypto Mentions From Tax Payments Bill Arizona Senate Bill 1091 has been passed by the House and Senate - but no longer mentions cryptocurrencies anywhere.

Virgin's Richard Branson Warns on Bitcoin Scam Sites Using His Name

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 16:10

Virgin's Richard Branson Warns on Bitcoin Scam Sites Using His Name The British tycoon published a post Thursday warning the public to ignore bitcoin scams promoting themselves using his image.

Underperforming Tokens on Kucoin Will Be Sent for a Timeout

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 15:34

Underperforming Tokens on Kucoin Will Be Sent for a Timeout

Kucoin exchange has devised a novel way of dealing with underperforming tokens. Rather than delist them, or leave them to die a slow death, it will send them to a “special treatment area”. Once placed on the token equivalent of the naughty step, they will be given a chance to buck up or risk being […]

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These Crypto Assets Are Pushing the Market Back Toward $500 Billion

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 15:10

These Crypto Assets Are Pushing the Market Back Toward $500 Billion The crypto markets continued to build on April's gains this week, with alternative cryptocurrencies like nano, VeChain and bytecoin leading the way.

Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 14:00

Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports Ethiopia is exploring the use of blockchain technology to track the supply chain for its largest export, coffee.

Samsung Profits Surge on High Demand for Bitcoin Mining Chips

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 13:53

Samsung Profits Surge on High Demand for Bitcoin Mining Chips

South Korean Samsung Electronics saw its operating profits surge in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year. The company attributes the increase to its semiconductor division which manufactures bitcoin mining chips and says that it expects the trend to continue into the second quarter. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Police Mandate Use of Blockchain Hotel Registry in Indian City

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 13:15

Police Mandate Use of Blockchain Hotel Registry in Indian City Police in the Indian city of Vizag have ordered hotels to deploy a new blockchain security solution.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Farms on Wheels, a Hotel, and Even a Simulator for Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 12:36

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Farms on Wheels, a Hotel, and Even a Simulator for Miners

With 80 percent of all bitcoins already mined, and the hashrate of the network reaching all-time highs, in today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are covering some news from the world of crypto mining. An Italian company is developing mobile mining farms, while in Russia a mining hotel offers an opportunity to legally earn cryptocurrency. And, […]

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Venezuelan President Launches Cryptocurrency-Funded Youth Bank

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 12:00

Venezuelan President Launches Cryptocurrency-Funded Youth Bank Venezuela is reportedly launching a youth bank to be funded by the state's controversial cryptocurrency, the petro.

12 Chinese Banks Say They Deployed Blockchain in 2017

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 11:00

12 Chinese Banks Say They Deployed Blockchain in 2017 Nearly half of the 26 publicly listed banks in China said they deployed blockchain applications in 2017.

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 10:16

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

United Kingdom corporate research firm Gartner conducted a survey of nearly 300 Chief Information Officers (CIOs), in an attempt to separate hype from reality. The results are revealing, with a dismal 1% reporting “any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations.” Also read: Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network […]

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Bitcoin Sets Sights Above $10K After Bull Breakout

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 10:00

Bitcoin Sets Sights Above $10K After Bull Breakout Following a bull breakout last night, bitcoin (BTC) looks set to test $10,000 and could possibly move higher over the weekend.

PR: Eth888 Launches Fair Lottery Games on the ETH Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 09:30

PR: Eth888 Launches Fair Lottery Games on the ETH Blockchain

The crypto startup ETH888 has created the most feasible and provably fair lottery games on the Ethereum blockchain where participants can play Status browser or Ethereum wallet enabled environment, with instant result generation.

At similar blockchain-based online casinos, it takes one block time – or even up to several minutes – to generate a random result. It is not only time-consuming for the players but it costs them more since the process requires significant gas consumption. The ETH888 team invested their time to research and to develop a breakthrough off-chain technology for instant random result generation that takes no more than 3 seconds, about 1/8 block time, and also saves at least 50 percent gas consumption. Beta game versions are already live in Ropsten testnet.

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Major Belarusian Bank Starts Offering Bitcoin CFD as Belarus Gets Less Crypto Friendly

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 09:15

Major Belarusian Bank Starts Offering Bitcoin CFD as Belarus Gets Less Crypto Friendly

A well-known bank in Belarus will begin offering a bitcoin contract for difference (CFD) product through its platform, a joint project with a Swiss bank. Meanwhile, Belarus is growing less crypto friendly, reportedly amending its decree to impose strict KYC rules. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Bitcoin CFD Product Mtbankfx is an accredited […]

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Chinese Angel Investor Amassed 10,000 Bitcoins Amid Q1 Price Slump

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 09:00

Chinese Angel Investor Amassed 10,000 Bitcoins Amid Q1 Price Slump Cai Wensheng, a Chinese angel investor, says he bought 10,000 BTC after the price dropped earlier this year.

Angel Investor Amassed 10,000 Bitcoins Amid 2018 Price Slump

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 09:00

Angel Investor Amassed 10,000 Bitcoins Amid 2018 Price Slump Cai Wensheng, a Chinese angel investor, says he bought 10,000 BTC after the price dropped earlier this year.

Bitcoin Smart Banknotes Launched in Singapore

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 08:00

Bitcoin Smart Banknotes Launched in Singapore

A digital asset smart banknote manufacturer has launched bitcoin banknotes at a store in Singapore. Designed to make owning and circulating cryptocurrencies as easy as using paper money, they are currently available in denominations of 0.01 and 0.05 BTC. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitcoin Banknotes Debut in Singapore Digital asset […]

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One of Bitcoin's Biggest Investments Might Finally Be Paying Off

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 08:00

One of Bitcoin's Biggest Investments Might Finally Be Paying Off Old hands aren't quite sure why there's been a spike in new contributors to bitcoin's open-source code, but they’re quite pleased to see it happen.

Reddit Plans to Reinstate Cryptocurrency Payments

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 06:30

Reddit Plans to Reinstate Cryptocurrency Payments

After Reddit removed Bitcoin Core (BTC) as a form of payment for premium membership services this past March, the company seems to be planning to reinstate the digital asset soon. On Thursday, May 3 in an interview with Cheddar, the company’s chief technology officer (CTO), Chris Slowe, revealed it will be adding BTC again and […]

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Fraudsters Take Aim at Investors in Controversial KodakCoin ICO

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 05:45

Fraudsters Take Aim at Investors in Controversial KodakCoin ICO KODAKCoin's backers are calling a crypto exchange's ICO launch claims "fraudulent."

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 2

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 04:30

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 2

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. In part 1 of this series, I highlighted the importance of education. A community that is educated will be less influenced by propaganda. The second principle is that of clarity. The community needs to be “on the same page”. There is never going to be a perfect alignment […]

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These ICO Investors Are Getting Their Money Back - And It's Not Clear Why

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 03:55

These ICO Investors Are Getting Their Money Back - And It's Not Clear Why Seattle-based Dragonchain appears to be catching up with the rest of the blockchain industry as it pivots to cautiousness over U.S. regulation.

After Telegram, Viber May Be Blocked, Russian Minister Says

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 02:32

After Telegram, Viber May Be Blocked, Russian Minister Says

Viber may be treated like Telegram if security services are not able to obtain its encryption keys, Russia’s telecom minister said. The app offers end-to-end encryption, and is the most popular messenger in several Eastern European countries. Recently, its CEO, Michael Shmilov, said the company would not be able to hand over the keys. Also […]

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California City's Blockchain Token Is Definitely Maybe Happening

CoinDesk

2018. May. 04. 02:00

California City's Blockchain Token Is Definitely Maybe Happening The "labyrinth" of city politics defies easy interpretation, but it seems that Berkeley is actually on its way to issue on a bond on the blockchain.

BCH Ecosystem Grows With May 4X Hard Fork Less Than Two Weeks Away

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 01:59

BCH Ecosystem Grows With May 4X Hard Fork Less Than Two Weeks Away

This week there’s a lot going on within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem as markets have been on fire and infrastructure continues to grow. Over the past six months, the price of BCH is up over 139 percent, and the price has jumped 13 percent higher over the last seven days. At the moment the […]

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Tempers Flare at Milken Institute Cryptocurrency Conference

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 04. 00:35

Tempers Flare at Milken Institute Cryptocurrency Conference

Tempers flared during a cryptocurrency panel hosted at the Milken Institute 21st Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, California with discussions degenerating to profanity as Nouriel Roubini, also known as ‘Dr. Doom,’ described bitcoin’s purported decentralization as “bullshit.” In addition to the comedy of Mr. Roubini, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman offered […]

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Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 23:10

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin

This week, Elias Valentin Smith, a 20-year-old man from New Zealand, successfully appealed his prison sentence for drug dealing with bitcoin as a teenager. This was despite the fact that the court system considered the use of bitcoin as a sign of criminal sophistication. Also Read: Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Says Hong […]

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'Belligerent' Crypto Miners Prompt Power Utility to Beef Up Security

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 21:45

'Belligerent' Crypto Miners Prompt Power Utility to Beef Up Security Chelan County's Public Utilities District is enacting new security measures to protect employees from bitcoin miners.

Darknet Markets: Learning How to Get There is Half the Battle

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 21:25

Darknet Markets: Learning How to Get There is Half the Battle

So you’ve recently heard about a place called the Deep Web, and the underground darknet markets (DNM) that reside there offering narcotics like cannabis online. Using these websites and the wares these markets sell may be illegal in your country, so learning to take the necessary precautions before visiting a DNM is an absolute must. […]

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JPMorgan Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Powered Interbank Payments

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 20:45

JPMorgan Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Powered Interbank Payments A patent application by JPMorgan Chase suggests putting financial transaction information on a distributed ledger.

46% of This Year’s ICOs Launched with Nothing More Than an Idea

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 19:45

46% of This Year’s ICOs Launched with Nothing More Than an Idea

They say that everyone has at least one brilliant idea; it’s just that most people never do anything with it. It’s one thing to have a eureka moment, but implementing it requires time, effort, and capital. Thanks to the advent of ICOs, at least one of those problems has now been solved. Almost half of […]

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Arizona's Bid to Accept Crypto for Taxes Suffers Setback

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 19:15

Arizona's Bid to Accept Crypto for Taxes Suffers Setback Arizona's crypto tax bill no longer enables the Department of Revenue to collect taxes in cryptocurrency, but rather directs it to conduct a study.

CFTC Officials Want Close Cooperation With SEC on Crypto Rules

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 18:00

CFTC Officials Want Close Cooperation With SEC on Crypto Rules Two members of the U.S. commodities regulator spoke at a conference. One stressed enforcement, the other working with the industry.

CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 17:55

CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

The chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, recently discussed the challenges associated with assessing the regulatory implications of bitcoin and cryptocurrency according to the CFTC’s “decades[-]old” legislative mandate. Also Read: Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees CFTC Chairman Criticizes 1930’s Legislative Apparatus In a recent interview with CNBC, Mr. […]

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PR: DASHUB Selects Clears for KYC and AML Compliance

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 17:30

PR: DASHUB Selects Clears for KYC and AML Compliance

-DASHUB Inc., signs commercial agreement with Clears as its exclusive KYC/AML user verification solution.-

-Clears provides DASHUB’s users with international compliance, data privacy, security, and frictionless interaction using the blockchain-

NYC-New York- May 03rd 2018 - ?Clears, a revolutionary data-less Know Your Customer [KYC] service, powered by the Ethereum blockchain, and DASHUB, an online automotive marketplace , inked a commercial agreement for the implementation of Clears solution to verify compliance regulation of DASHUB users. Clears will be the exclusive provider of KYC and AML verification for investors and users on DASHUB’s token sale for AXT and their planned future platform called the Automotive eXchange Platform (AXP).. Clears system assures compliance while protecting users personal data. Data given to Clears is encrypted, hashed and cold stored. Clears maintains an unparalleled integrity and security for its users and mitigates its partners liability in the case of audits.

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Bitmain's Latest Crypto ASIC Can Mine Zcash

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 17:10

Bitmain's Latest Crypto ASIC Can Mine Zcash The company announced that it has developed hardware to mine the Equihash algorithm, spelling big changes for zcash and other coins.

Square Made a Meager $0.2 Million From Bitcoin in Q1 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 16:55

Square Made a Meager $0.2 Million From Bitcoin in Q1 2018

Hearing about the whopping figures that bitcoin exchanges are bringing in, one might be led to believe that all businesses in the field are making money hand over fist. Latest figures from Square, however, show that is not necessarily the case. At least not in the short term. Also Read: Bitcoin Is Not Used by […]

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Square Books Small Profit for First Quarter of Bitcoin Sales

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 16:15

Square Books Small Profit for First Quarter of Bitcoin Sales Square made $34.1 million in Q1 revenue through bitcoin sales, according to an SEC filing.

$750: Ether's Price Hits Highest Level Since Early March

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 15:30

$750: Ether's Price Hits Highest Level Since Early March Ether has defied regulatory concerns to regain highs from early March.

Meitu Founder Announces Accumulation of 10,000 Bitcoins in 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 15:30

Meitu Founder Announces Accumulation of 10,000 Bitcoins in 2018

Cai Wensheng, the founder of Meitu Inc., a Chinese technology company that makes smartphones and selfie apps, has announced that his bitcoin holdings have reached a personal milestone of 10,000 BTC. Mr. Wensheng also discussed his investments in alternative cryptocurrencies, and compared the present state of the cryptocurrency sector to that of the internet of […]

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Daily Volatility Decline? Bitcoin Has Seen $1K Range 43 Times In 2018

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 14:55

Daily Volatility Decline? Bitcoin Has Seen $1K Range 43 Times In 2018 Bitcoin's price may be quiet at the moment, but data through April shows it's certainly been one volatile start to 2018.

Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 13:53

Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees

The co-founder of Openbazaar, Washington Sanchez, has taken to Twitter to vent frustration with the high fees associated with BTC. Mr. Sanchez expressed regret for his previous BTC “maximalism,” and reinforced Openbazaar’s desire to place a greater emphasis on alternative cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Australia Cracks Down on Misleading and Deceptive Initial Coin Offerings Washington Sanchez Slams […]

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New Ideas Energize Ethereum Though True Signaling Solution Still Elusive

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 13:30

New Ideas Energize Ethereum Though True Signaling Solution Still Elusive At an invitation-only meeting in Toronto, ethereum developers and companies met to discuss how best to alter the platform given its variety of users.

Majority of Businesses Have No Plans for Blockchain, Gartner Finds

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 12:00

Majority of Businesses Have No Plans for Blockchain, Gartner Finds A survey by research firm Gartner, shows that 77 percent of CIOs from companies are not interested in deploying blockchain within their organization.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 11:52

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief – crypto traders are in trouble due to issues with the trading platforms they have trusted. Hacked Italian Bitgrail exchange is closed again after a brief reopening. It suspended operations on request from the court of Florence, following a petition ?filed on behalf of one of its creditors. Also, beleaguered […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitgrail and Btcxchange Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 11:52

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitgrail and Btcxchange Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief – crypto traders are in trouble due to issues with the trading platforms they have trusted. Hacked Italian Bitgrail exchange is closed again after a brief reopening. It suspended operations on request from the court of Florence, following a petition ?filed on behalf of one of its creditors. Also, beleaguered […]

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Inclusive Insurance? Businesses See Blockchain As Change-Enabler

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 11:15

Inclusive Insurance? Businesses See Blockchain As Change-Enabler A perfect storm of new tech including blockchain, the internet of things and big data analytics is changing the outlook for microinsurance.

Goldman Sachs Launching Bitcoin Trading Operation Within Weeks

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 10:52

Goldman Sachs Launching Bitcoin Trading Operation Within Weeks

Goldman Sachs is reportedly launching a bitcoin trading operation where it will trade bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients using its own money, starting as early as the next few weeks. The Wall Street investment firm will also offer its own bitcoin futures product to clients. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Goldman Sachs Launching Bitcoin Futures Trading Operation Within Weeks

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 10:52

Goldman Sachs Launching Bitcoin Futures Trading Operation Within Weeks

Goldman Sachs is reportedly launching a bitcoin trading operation where it will trade bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients using its own money, starting as early as the next few weeks. The Wall Street investment firm will also offer its own bitcoin futures product to clients. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Sell In May and Go Away? Not for Bitcoin Bulls

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 10:00

Sell In May and Go Away? Not for Bitcoin Bulls While equity bulls fear drops in May, it should not be a cause of worry for the bitcoin market, according to historical data.

Taking the New On-Chain BCH-Powered Social App Blockpress for a Test Flight

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 09:05

Taking the New On-Chain BCH-Powered Social App Blockpress for a Test Flight

On May 2, a new on-chain social media platform for the Bitcoin Cash network was announced called ‘Blockpress.’ According to the Blockpress development team the platform has been under construction for months, and they are pleased to finally release the initial version to the public. Also read: Markets Update: Trading Action Heats Up During the First […]

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Reddit Aims to Relaunch Bitcoin Payments with ETH and LTC Too

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 09:00

Reddit Aims to Relaunch Bitcoin Payments with ETH and LTC Too Reddit is looking to bring back cryptocurrencies as a payment option – and this time bitcoin won't be the only option.

Reddit to Relaunch Bitcoin Payments (And Add More Cryptos)

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 09:00

Reddit to Relaunch Bitcoin Payments (And Add More Cryptos) Reddit is looking to bring back cryptocurrencies as a payment option – and this time bitcoin won't be the only option.

China National Radio Questions Legality of OKEx Bitcoin Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 08:00

China National Radio Questions Legality of OKEx Bitcoin Futures Trading China National Radio, a high-level mouthpiece of the government, has claimed OKEx illegally offered bitcoin futures and OTC trading.

Bitcoin Futures Trading Questioned By Chinese National Media

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 08:00

Bitcoin Futures Trading Questioned By Chinese National Media China National Radio, a high-level mouthpiece of the government, has claimed OKEx illegally offered bitcoin futures and OTC trading.

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 07:55

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

The Wall Street Journal reported Telegram has raised $1.7 billion in anticipation of an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the company has instead decided to scrap its much publicized ICO in favor of beefing up its popular messaging service and expanding into tokenization. Also read: Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew […]

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Australia Cracks Down on Misleading and Deceptive Initial Coin Offerings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 06:20

Australia Cracks Down on Misleading and Deceptive Initial Coin Offerings

Australia’s financial regulator is cracking down on deceptive and misleading initial coin offerings (ICOs), citing “a serious breach of the Australian law.” As a result of the regulator’s inquiries, some issuers have halted their token sales or are modifying their structures. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ASIC Takes Action Against ICOs […]

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The Blockchain Data Problem Is Bigger Than You Think

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 06:15

The Blockchain Data Problem Is Bigger Than You Think Some bitcoin data points seem easy enough to measure, but beware, there's more nuance to those numbers than you might think.

The Blockchain Data Problem Might Be Bigger Than You Think

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 06:15

The Blockchain Data Problem Might Be Bigger Than You Think Some bitcoin data points seem easy enough to measure, but beware, there's more nuance to those numbers than you might think.

Goldman Sachs to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading Within Weeks

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 03:18

Goldman Sachs to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading Within Weeks Goldman Sachs is launching a new operation that will use the firm's own money to trade bitcoin related contracts on behalf of its clients.

Goldman Sachs to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 03:18

Goldman Sachs to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading Goldman Sachs is launching a new operation that will use the firm's own money to trade bitcoin-related contracts on behalf of its clients.

The Most Controversial Bitcoin Forks Yet Are Coming

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 02:29

The Most Controversial Bitcoin Forks Yet Are Coming

Bitcoin forks are invariably contentious, but the latest batch could be the most controversial yet. Bitcoin Prime and Anonymous Bitcoin have been labeled as shameless cash grabs that are little more than pump and dumps orchestrated by opportunistic developers. The projects’ architects of these schemes, naturally, have hit back. Also read: Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment […]

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Asset Freeze Continues for Public Company That Pivoted to Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. May. 03. 02:00

Asset Freeze Continues for Public Company That Pivoted to Crypto The SEC is likely to prove that three defendants associated with fintech firm Longfin took part in the sale of unregistered securities, a judge said.

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 03. 00:10

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief […]

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BRD Wallet ‘Augustus’ Release Features In-App Cryptocurrency Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 22:04

BRD Wallet ‘Augustus’ Release Features In-App Cryptocurrency Trading

This week the company BRD (formally Bread Wallet) released its anticipated ‘Augustus’ wallet release which provides BRD users with a bunch of new features. Not only will the BRD wallet offer BCH, BTC, and ETH balances, users can now store over 100 unique ERC20 tokens as well. Additionally, the BRD development team has added a […]

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Mastercard: Crypto Card Bans A Factor in Q1 Volume Decline

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 22:00

Mastercard: Crypto Card Bans A Factor in Q1 Volume Decline During its quarterly earnings call, Mastercard CFO Martina Hund-Majean said cross-border volume is down due in part to bans on crypto purchases.

Coinbase Discloses Corporate Data In Response to NY Crypto Inquiry

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 21:10

Coinbase Discloses Corporate Data In Response to NY Crypto Inquiry Coinbase's chief legal and risk officer "applauds" the Attorney General's inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges' practices.

South Korean Lawmakers Draft Bill to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 20:30

South Korean Lawmakers Draft Bill to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings

A group of South Korean lawmakers is working on a bill to legalize initial coin offerings (ICOs), providing they meet certain conditions under the supervision of the government. Meanwhile, the current ICO ban in the country has driven many domestic corporations to raise capital overseas. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bill […]

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BlackRock Staffers Depart to Start Blockchain Investment Fund

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 20:00

BlackRock Staffers Depart to Start Blockchain Investment Fund Wall Street and the City are seeing a steady drumbeat of departures for blockchain and cryptocurrency ventures.

A New Facebook Messenger Malware Is Targeting Crypto Users

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 19:00

A New Facebook Messenger Malware Is Targeting Crypto Users FacexWorm, a malicious Chrome extension, has been recast to target cryptocurrency exchanges.

Judge Rules Against Alibaba in Crypto Trademark Case

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 18:00

Judge Rules Against Alibaba in Crypto Trademark Case A U.S. district judge ruled against Alibaba in its trademark lawsuit against crypto startup Alibabacoin.

EOS, TRX, ADA: April's Crypto Winners Saw Over 100% Gains

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 17:05

EOS, TRX, ADA: April's Crypto Winners Saw Over 100% Gains April wasn't exactly a stellar month for crypto assets – that said there were strong gains to be had for those willing to wade into riskier waters.

Interest in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Drives CFD Marketplace’s Revenues up 284%

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 16:35

Interest in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Drives CFD Marketplace’s Revenues up 284%

Derivatives trading platform provider Plus500 posted a 284% increase in revenues in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year, largely due to high levels of interest in its cryptocurrency CFDs offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Triple Digit Rise On Tuesday, contracts for difference (CFDs) market provider […]

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Blockchain Acquires Startup for San Francisco Expansion

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 16:00

Blockchain Acquires Startup for San Francisco Expansion Crypto wallet startup Blockchain.info is opening a San Francisco office as part of its scaling plans.

Markets Update: Trading Action Heats Up During the First Week of May

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 15:30

Markets Update: Trading Action Heats Up During the First Week of May

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing some action today as digital asset values have been fluctuating over the past 72 hours. During yesterday’s trading sessions a lot of digital currencies dropped anywhere between 2-6 percent but many are erasing some of those losses today. On April 28, BTC/USD markets touched a high of $9,538 but dipped below […]

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US Lawmakers to Hear Case for Blockchain Supply Chain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 14:35

US Lawmakers to Hear Case for Blockchain Supply Chain Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are set to hold a hearing on blockchain tech next week.

Unicef Australia Launches Crypto Mining Donation Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 13:58

Unicef Australia Launches Crypto Mining Donation Platform

Unicef Australia has launched a platform through which third-party donations are made in the form of in-browser computing power which is used for cryptocurrency mining. The website, The Hopepage, allows donors to designate a set percentage of computing power to divert to mining Monero on behalf of Unicef. Also Read: Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Thinks Institutional […]

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Dubai Government Unveils Blockchain Business Registry

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 13:40

Dubai Government Unveils Blockchain Business Registry Dubai's Department of Economic Development is using blockchain technology to make it easier for companies to set up and operate in the country.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Is Back - And It's Got a Roadmap to Prove It

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 13:00

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Is Back - And It's Got a Roadmap to Prove It Nearly 18 months since forming, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a guide to the building blocks that will make up its open standards.

Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 12:15

Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew

Cryptocurrencies function in a myriad of ways, from stores of value to mediums of exchange, embedded payment systems, vehicles for smart contracts. A use case perhaps underappreciated is the potential for digital assets to facilitate freer societies. Micro-societies, breakaway camps, isles of autonomy are in various states of construction around the world. One of the […]

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BMW, Ford, GM: World's Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 11:20

BMW, Ford, GM: World's Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition BMW, Ford, GM and Renault have joined with tech providers to form the biggest-ever consortium focused on blockchain for the automotive industry.

Historic Korean Peace Declaration Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 11:00

Historic Korean Peace Declaration Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain The historic moment when the leaders of South and North Korea agreed to end decades of hostility has been recorded on the ethereum blockchain

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Hacker Gets Trolled, Vertcoin Gets Hacked

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 10:30

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Hacker Gets Trolled, Vertcoin Gets Hacked

With all the talk about buying lambos, and some people making serious money, it’s no surprise that the cryptocurrency world attracts hackers looking for rich targets. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases two typical cases and one atypical response. Also Read: Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App Ransomware Hacker […]

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Bitcoin Bulls Seek Breakout to $10K or Higher

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 10:00

Bitcoin Bulls Seek Breakout to $10K or Higher Bitcoin has been trading in a narrowing price range over the past week, but a bullish breakout is looking likely.

PR: Viola.AI Introduces REL – Registry – The World’s First Global Relationship Registry on The Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 09:30

PR: Viola.AI Introduces REL – Registry – The World’s First Global Relationship Registry on The Blockchain

SINGAPORE – Viola.AI, the world’s first blockchain-powered Relationship Registry and Love AI that is created by the team behind dating giant Lunch Actually Group, has introduced REL-Registy?—?a global and transparent relationships and marital registry. REL-Registry protects users through decentralized ID verification with visual recognition and social media accounts and hashes their relationship status on to the blockchain which is immutable and accessible globally.

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US Court Rules Alibaba Powerless to Stop Cryptocurrency Using Its Name

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 09:10

US Court Rules Alibaba Powerless to Stop Cryptocurrency Using Its Name

A U.S. District Court has ruled against Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group in favor of a Dubai-based cryptocurrency foundation, Alibabacoin. The judge says Alibaba Group did not show any jurisdiction in the U.S. and China’s ban on initial coin offerings eliminates any potential confusion. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space No Jurisdiction for […]

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Peter Thiel Fund Moves to Ease Trades for Big Crypto Investors

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 09:00

Peter Thiel Fund Moves to Ease Trades for Big Crypto Investors Peter Thiel's Founders Fund has reportedly invested in a cryptocurrency startup that aims to optimize the bulk trading of cryptocurrencies.

I Would Short Ether Before Bitcoin, Says Citron's Andrew Left

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 08:00

I Would Short Ether Before Bitcoin, Says Citron's Andrew Left Notable short-seller Andrew Left took aim at the world's second-largest cryptocurrency in a new interview.

Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment is Expressed Through Sticker Sets in Chats

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 07:54

Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment is Expressed Through Sticker Sets in Chats

Over the past few years, the cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has become extremely popular as millions of users have patronized the platform. Among them there are lots of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in various channels talking about their favorite digital assets. One particular phenomenon that has swarmed the digital currency space on Telegram are cryptocurrency-themed sticker […]

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Barclays CEO Pushes Back Against Crypto Trading Desk Reports

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 06:00

Barclays CEO Pushes Back Against Crypto Trading Desk Reports The CEO of U.K.'s banking giant Barclays has shot down the rumor that the bank is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency trading desk.

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Thinks Institutional Investors Want In On Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 05:35

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Thinks Institutional Investors Want In On Bitcoin

On Tuesday, reports regarding the notorious Facebook investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel and his Founders Fund was revealed. According to sources familiar with the matter, Thiel’s fund has made an investment in the startup Tagomi, a firm that plans to execute cryptocurrency buy and sell orders as a brokerage service dealing with institutional investors […]

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IOTA Supporters: Tweeting a News Link Is “Spreading FUD”

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 04:14

IOTA Supporters: Tweeting a News Link Is “Spreading FUD”

The list of crimes to earn the opprobrium of IOTA fans is growing by the day. Journalists who fail to pen fawning hagiographies of David Sønstebø and his team are singled out for persecution by IOTA acolytes. But it’s not just reporters who are blacklisted: anyone who tweets a link to an IOTA story – or […]

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Not Just Bitcoin: OpenBazaar Is Gearing Up for a Radical Redesign

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 04:00

Not Just Bitcoin: OpenBazaar Is Gearing Up for a Radical Redesign Now that the likes of Etsy are jumping on the crypto train, decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar is gearing up for its biggest overhaul since launch.

These Are the Most Popular Darknet Marketplaces Right Now

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 02:49

These Are the Most Popular Darknet Marketplaces Right Now

Ever since Reddit pulled the plug on r/darknetmarkets, deep web users have been starved of real time information on trustworthy sites and vendors. Deep Dot Web is one of the few remaining clearnet portals where information on darknet markets (DNMs) can be found. DNMs were bitcoin’s first “killer app”, and to this day provide one […]

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Ripple Scrutinized Over XRP at UK Parliament Hearing

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 02:30

Ripple Scrutinized Over XRP at UK Parliament Hearing A UK parliamentary hearing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies took on a largely negative tone with one panelist dismissing the technology as a fad.

Ripple Put on Defensive at UK Parliament Blockchain Hearing

CoinDesk

2018. May. 02. 02:30

Ripple Put on Defensive at UK Parliament Blockchain Hearing A UK parliamentary hearing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies took on a largely negative tone with one panelist dismissing the technology as a fad.

Bitcoin Cash Wiki Article Suffers From Edit Warring and Vandalism

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 02. 00:20

Bitcoin Cash Wiki Article Suffers From Edit Warring and Vandalism

There’s a constant feud these days between Bitcoin Core (BTC) supporters and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents right down to the nitty-gritty of nearly every topic in the space, and the arguments continue to this day, relentlessly. One such example is the Bitcoin Cash article hosted on Wiki has been page protected for a couple weeks now […]

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Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 22:12

Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App

Japanese brokers already dominate the global online retail FX and CFD market by trading volumes. And it now looks like they will try to leverage their country’s receptive regulatory environment to expand internationally with crypto too. The latest example is an app in the UK created by two groups headquartered in Tokyo. Also Read: Bitcoin […]

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Crypto Exchange Coinsecure Says Theft Probe Is Holding Up Refunds

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 21:45

Crypto Exchange Coinsecure Says Theft Probe Is Holding Up Refunds Cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure said it was not yet legally able to refund its customers due to an ongoing investigation.

Crypto Scammers Hijack Vertcoin's Twitter Account

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 20:57

Crypto Scammers Hijack Vertcoin's Twitter Account Vertcoin's Twitter account was compromised around May 1, according to public messages by the team behind the startup.

Coinbase Valuation Jumps from $1.6 Billion to as High as $8 Billion

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 20:55

Coinbase Valuation Jumps from $1.6 Billion to as High as $8 Billion

The meteoric price rally by bitcoin in 2017 has made a lot of people very rich, and perhaps no one more than the owners of the trading venues themselves. Coinbase, which was valued at around $1.6 billion less than a year ago, is now priced at $8 billion by its investors.   Also Read: Bitcoin […]

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This Guy Is Fighting a Legal Battle with the CFTC over Bitcoin Classification

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 19:45

This Guy Is Fighting a Legal Battle with the CFTC over Bitcoin Classification

A few months ago the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged a Staten Island-based company called Cabbage Tech with ‘fraud and misappropriation’ of funds based in Bitcoin and Litecoin. According to the CFTC, it revealed it had charged Patrick McDonnell and his company Cabbage Tech for crimes associated with allegedly promising big returns on […]

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Up 33%: Bitcoin's Price Just Had Its Best Month of 2018

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 19:00

Up 33%: Bitcoin's Price Just Had Its Best Month of 2018 Bitcoin rallied more than 33 percent in April, making it the coin's best month of the year to date.

Vitalik Releases Partial Proof-of-Concept for Ethereum 'Sharding' Tech

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 18:00

Vitalik Releases Partial Proof-of-Concept for Ethereum 'Sharding' Tech Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin posted the proof-of-concept for adding sharding to ethereum's current mainnet.

SEC Official Criticizes State of ICO Industry, Open to Regulated Future

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 17:45

SEC Official Criticizes State of ICO Industry, Open to Regulated Future

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner, Robert Jackson, has expressed his belief that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be legitimized under existing securities legislation. Despite the optimistic outlook, the commissioner has criticized the current state of the ICO industry. Also Read: Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov  SEC […]

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Google Co-Founder Highlights Crypto Mining Impact

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 17:00

Google Co-Founder Highlights Crypto Mining Impact The search giant's founder commented on the impact ether mining has had on the demand for computing power.

US Credit Unions Will Use DLT to Expand Payments Business

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 16:00

US Credit Unions Will Use DLT to Expand Payments Business CULedger will use the public ledger version of Hedera’s hashgraph to build a global system for cross-border payments.

London-Based LBX Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash to Its Offerings

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 15:58

London-Based LBX Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash to Its Offerings

London Block Exchange has listed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) among its cryptocurrency offerings. The platform dedicated to the UK market now trades six cryptocurrencies against the GBP. LBX opened with OTC trades in November and promised to add multiple new coins in the future. The exchange also offers on-shore UK banking. Also […]

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Crypto Company Sends Bitcoin Mining Into the Stratosphere

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 15:00

Crypto Company Sends Bitcoin Mining Into the Stratosphere

A crypto mining company has sent a balloon into the stratosphere to mine bitcoin on the edge of space, reaching over 35,000 meters in altitude. The company also shared the results of its survey on what the price of bitcoin would be this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Space Launch […]

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Crypto Data Site CoinMarketCap Releases iOS Mobile App

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 15:00

Crypto Data Site CoinMarketCap Releases iOS Mobile App CoinMarketCap, the most popular site for cryptocurrency price data, is celebrating its fifth birthday with an iOS app release.

Ripple's Enterprise Blockchain Network Adds a New Bank

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 13:01

Ripple's Enterprise Blockchain Network Adds a New Bank Muscat-based financial management firm BankDhofar has become the first Oman bank to join RippleNet, a global enterprise blockchain network by Ripple.

An Invitation to CoinDesk's Super-Secret ICO Pre-Launch Party*

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 12:05

An Invitation to CoinDesk's Super-Secret ICO Pre-Launch Party* What good is having immutable record-keeping and shared digital trust if you can’t kick it off with a rip-roaring banger? Amirite?

Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 12:00

Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities

Telegram is great…when it works. Unfortunately, the crypto world’s favorite messaging app is prone to periodically going down due to technical failures and what seems like repeated attempts by the Russian security services to meddle. Over-reliance on Telegram is a classic case of over-centralization. For cryptocurrency projects seeking a fallback alternative, the following options are […]

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Australia's Securities Watchdog Moves to Halt 'Deceptive' ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 11:45

Australia's Securities Watchdog Moves to Halt 'Deceptive' ICOs Yet another global regulator is speaking out about its attempts to fight fraud in the ICO market. This time, it's Australia taking the lead.

Another PayPal Co-Founder Is Embracing Blockchain's 'Seismic Shift'

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 11:00

Another PayPal Co-Founder Is Embracing Blockchain's 'Seismic Shift' Origin has hired Yu Pan, a co-founder of PayPal and the first employee at YouTube, to act as its Research and Development Engineer.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: IOTA Ditched, Bitcoin Taking Over Popular Culture

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 10:15

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: IOTA Ditched, Bitcoin Taking Over Popular Culture

From hit TV shows to viral ads, the bitcoin revolution is inspiring the creative minds who shape modern pop culture. Two recent examples come from HBO’s Silicon Valley and the Oscar Mayer meat company which created its own “bacon-backed cryptocurrency”. These stories and more are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Binance […]

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UNDP Partners With Crypto Startup on Solar Power Pilot

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 08:34

UNDP Partners With Crypto Startup on Solar Power Pilot Individuals who purchase and lease out solar panels will earn bitcoin as payment under a new pilot program with a blockchain startup and the UN.

Japanese Regulator Confirms 8 Crypto Exchanges Want Out, 100 Want In

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 08:18

Japanese Regulator Confirms 8 Crypto Exchanges Want Out, 100 Want In

The Japanese financial regulator has confirmed that so far eight companies have expressed the intention to withdraw their applications to operate cryptocurrency exchanges. Meanwhile, about 100 more companies are seeking to enter the market. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space FSA Confirms Eight Want Out The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) held […]

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How to Fight the ASIC Mining Threat

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 08:00

How to Fight the ASIC Mining Threat Defending cryptocurrencies against the centralizing forces of ASIC mining chips requires more than coding fixes; human governance is also critical.

Crypto Needs More Than Code to Beat the ASIC Mining Threat

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 08:00

Crypto Needs More Than Code to Beat the ASIC Mining Threat Defending cryptocurrencies against the centralizing forces of ASIC mining chips requires more than coding fixes; human governance is also critical.

Online Research Marketplace Adds Blockchain Verification Service

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 06:00

Online Research Marketplace Adds Blockchain Verification Service Online research marketplace Scientist.com has launched a blockchain-based data verification platform for the biopharma industry.

Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 04:30

Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov

Residents of Rostov, the Russian port city on the Don River, are enjoying a growing number of bitcoin-related services. Some crypto-savvy taxi drivers have started accepting Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and several BTC teller machines have been installed in supermarkets. All that happens while officials in Moscow are still mulling over the legislation needed to regulate […]

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Ethereum's Dialogue Divide Is Slowing Answers to Its Toughest Questions

CoinDesk

2018. May. 01. 04:00

Ethereum's Dialogue Divide Is Slowing Answers to Its Toughest Questions In the wake of new growth, developers working on the world's second-largest blockchain are struggling to determine how best to gauge user sentiment.

Indian Exchange Postpones Repaying Stolen Bitcoins – No Permission From Authorities

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 02:00

Indian Exchange Postpones Repaying Stolen Bitcoins – No Permission From Authorities

India’s cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced that it cannot repay customers their stolen bitcoins at this time. The exchange claims that while investigations are underway, permissions are needed from the authorities to start the claims process which it has not yet received. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Repayment Delayed Indian exchange […]

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Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance

Bitcoin News

2018. May. 01. 00:10

Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance

While some governments say they see the potential future benefits of a local cryptocurrency hub, more proactive jurisdictions are already reaping the rewards. The latest example comes from Bermuda, which is rapidly advancing its receptive crypto regulations and strengthening the local economy.   Also Read: Hong Kong Alcohol Company Buys 51% of Bitcoin Miner for […]

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