Delays Be Damned: Tezos Blockchain Tech Enters Beta Testing

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 30. 20:44

Delays Be Damned: Tezos Blockchain Tech Enters Beta Testing A nearly year-long wait appears to be over for investors in the embattled block chain project Tezos.

Expedia Drops Bitcoin Payments, Official Confirms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 20:40

Expedia Drops Bitcoin Payments, Official Confirms

Travel booking platform Expedia has stopped accepting bitcoin (BTC). A company representative confirmed the policy change, while stating that various payment options are being continuously evaluated without elaborating on the details. Expedia has been supporting bitcoin payments since 2014.  Also read: Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo Expedia Confirms Suspension of BTC […]

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Bitcoin Cash Sees More Infrastructure, Applications, and Protocol Innovation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 18:45

Bitcoin Cash Sees More Infrastructure, Applications, and Protocol Innovation

Over the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has seen a lot of new infrastructure support, applications, and protocol innovation. While everyone has been watching the bearish markets across the digital currency economy, in general, there’s a lot of action happening within the BCH ecosystem that supersedes its current price speculation. Also read: Crypto […]

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Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto Markets

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 16:50

Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto Markets

Market action during June has seen a significant slump in trade volume, with the majority of the ten most traded cryptocurrencies experiencing a drop in volume of between roughly 17% and 57% when compared with May. Also Read: ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities Month-Over-Month 30-Day Trade Volume Declines Across […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 2 Crypto, and the Structure of Class Warfare The wall separating state and society is crumbling. Or, rather, the state is taking a jackhammer to it in an aggressive attempt to control every aspect of productive and cooperative life…The […]

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The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto Bills

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 12:59

The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto Bills

In Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover some of the new expansion plans of leading cryptocurrency trading platforms. Singapore-based Huobi has confirmed its intentions to open an office in London, and US exchange Coinbase is about to do the same in Portland, Oregon. Also, a new crypto vault in Switzerland offers safe storage for cryptocurrencies, […]

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27% of England’s Male Millennials Say Bitcoin Better Investment Than Property

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 09:42

27% of England’s Male Millennials Say Bitcoin Better Investment Than Property

Millennial Living in 2018: Insights for the UK ‘Build-to-Rent’ Sector, a study in conjunction with FTI Consulting, commemorates real estate group Get Living’s 5th anniversary. Focusing on millennials, it found significant portions turning away from traditional stores of value, such as property and home ownership, in favor of crypto assets.   Also read: Bitlicense Should […]

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Payments Giant Qiwi Unveils Crypto Investment Bank

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 30. 08:50

Payments Giant Qiwi Unveils Crypto Investment Bank Russian epayment giant Qiwi is launching a crypto investment bank to advise ICO investors and help companies tokenize their assets.

Managers at Payments Giant Qiwi Unveil Crypto Investment Bank

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 30. 08:50

Managers at Payments Giant Qiwi Unveil Crypto Investment Bank Managers of Russian epayment giant Qiwi are launching a crypto investment bank to advise ICO investors and help companies tokenize their assets.

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 30. 08:50

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank Senior staff at a Qiwi subsidiary are launching a crypto investment bank to advise ICO investors and help companies tokenize their assets.

Horrific #Bitcoin Crashes

bitcoinful

2018. Jun. 30. 08:33

Horrific #Bitcoin Crashes

Horrific #Bitcoin Crashes

VeChain Arrives: What to Know About the $1.5 Billion Blockchain for Business

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 30. 05:30

VeChain Arrives: What to Know About the $1.5 Billion Blockchain for Business After amassing more than $1 billion in investment, the VeChain blockchain is officially operational, marking the latest milestone for the project.

ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 04:05

ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

Three stories dominate this week’s initial coin offering (ICO) round up: It appears many ICO projects are reaching out to social media influencers in an effort to thwart advertising bans across leading platforms. A study published by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) suggested that the country develop a licenced-based regulatory apparatus that permits cryptocurrency […]

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Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 02:30

Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results

Initial Coin Offerings in the first half of 2018 have attracted nearly double the amount of funds raised last year, a new report reveals. Researchers point out, however, that the majority of ICOs have largely failed, with only a third of the projects closed successfully. According to the study, the US remains the major destination […]

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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 30. 00:30

Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court revealed it would not re-evaluate Ross Ulbricht’s court case and double life sentence tied to his charges of operating the Silk Road marketplace. Ulbricht’s legal team and family were hoping the recent Carpenter Vs. US Supreme Court case would spur court officials to reconsider Ulbricht’s conviction. However, […]

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Indian Exchange Zebpay Boosts Trading Support for 19 Cryptos Ahead of RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 22:30

Indian Exchange Zebpay Boosts Trading Support for 19 Cryptos Ahead of RBI Ban

Leading Indian cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay has added new cryptocurrencies to its crypto-to-crypto trading platform. The exchange now supports 19 cryptocurrencies and over 35 trading pairs, as it prepares for the banking ban by the country’s central bank to go into effect next week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 19 Cryptocurrencies, 35+ […]

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Mastercard Latest Crypto Patent: Anonymous Third Party Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 21:30

Mastercard Latest Crypto Patent: Anonymous Third Party Transactions

This week marks another set of patents granted Mastercard, which is part of a many years attempt by the payments behemoth to employ technology underpinning most cryptocurrencies. The latest turn involves anonymous distributed ledger transactions via a third party processor. Also read: Bitlicense Should be Smashed, Candidate for New York Governor Urges Mastercard Granted Still […]

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Bitcoin Cash Support is Now Live on Purse.io

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 20:35

Bitcoin Cash Support is Now Live on Purse.io

This week the well-known Purse.io, a firm that allows people to purchase items on Amazon and save 15 percent or more, has announced that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support is now live. Furthermore, due to a partnership with the Bitcoin Cash Fund, the company is offering $10 cash back to Purse shoppers who shop and earn […]

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Below $0.50: XRP Prices Fall to New 2018 Lows

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 20:25

Below $0.50: XRP Prices Fall to New 2018 Lows XRP and other well-known crypto assets are sitting on dangerous grounds as they print new price lows not seen since 2017.

Tron's Election Is Underway, But Who's In Control of the $2 Billion Code?

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 19:15

Tron's Election Is Underway, But Who's In Control of the $2 Billion Code? Tron is in the process of electing "super representatives," but who's behind the wheel until the votes are in?

Startup Raises $600K to Build Bitcoin Cash Mobile Wallet

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 18:25

Startup Raises $600K to Build Bitcoin Cash Mobile Wallet CoinText.io,a blockchain startup developing a way of conducting offline bitcoin cash transactions, closed a $600,000 seed funding round.

PR: Finland Government and Essentia.One Reveal Plans for International Blockchain Logistics Hub

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 17:30

PR: Finland Government and Essentia.One Reveal Plans for International Blockchain Logistics Hub

Essentia.One - the decentralized interoperability protocol - has announced it’s partnership with the Finland Govt. to develop a second pilot. This time Essentia will focus on building blockchain based solutions in the field of smart logistics.

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices at the Crossroads

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 17:00

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices at the Crossroads

Cryptocurrency prices have once again dipped some more as most digital assets are seeing 24-hour losses of around 2-10 percent today. Bitcoin Core (BTC) markets have dipped below the $6K region to a low of $5,774 per coin but have since rebounded a hair to $5,907. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) markets dropped to a low of […]

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Huobi Partners With JD Cloud to Explore Blockchain Tech Applications

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 16:40

Huobi Partners With JD Cloud to Explore Blockchain Tech Applications JD Cloud has signed a partnership contract with Huobi to conduct research in several fields related to cloud computing and blockchain technology.

Huobi Partners With JD Cloud to Explore Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 16:40

Huobi Partners With JD Cloud to Explore Blockchain Tech JD Cloud has signed a partnership contract with Huobi to conduct research in several fields related to cloud computing and blockchain technology.

Tether Code 'Flaw' Was Actually an Exchange Integration Error

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 15:16

Tether Code 'Flaw' Was Actually an Exchange Integration Error A suspected vulnerability in Tether's code for its USDT stablecoin has been confirmed as an exchange integration issue, not a protocol bug.

Tether Code 'Flaw' Was Actually an Exchange Error

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 15:16

Tether Code 'Flaw' Was Actually an Exchange Error A suspected vulnerability in Tether's code for its USDT stablecoin has been confirmed as an exchange integration issue, not a protocol bug.

Polish Bitcoin Association Challenges Banks Over Crypto Account Refusals

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 14:10

Polish Bitcoin Association Challenges Banks Over Crypto Account Refusals An industry group in Poland is attempting to challenge banks that have allegedly denied services for firms working with cryptocurrencies.

South Korea Thinks Real-Name System is Working – Stepping Up Crypto Monitoring

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 13:55

South Korea Thinks Real-Name System is Working – Stepping Up Crypto Monitoring

South Korea’s top financial regulator recently told 23 other countries’ regulators that the kimchi premium has fizzled since the anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies was banned in the country. Now, the government is introducing a new guideline to prevent local crypto exchanges from buying cryptocurrencies at foreign exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Major Banks, Regulators Trial 'Know Your Customer' App on R3's Corda

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 13:00

Major Banks, Regulators Trial 'Know Your Customer' App on R3's Corda Around 40 participants have trialed a "self-sovereign" know-your-customer application that gives customers more control over their data.

Keeping Ethereum's Promise: CryptoKitties Is Embracing Open-Source

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 12:01

Keeping Ethereum's Promise: CryptoKitties Is Embracing Open-Source By moving to open-source more of the CryptoKitties codebase, the ethereum-based startup is making its project more of a true decentralized app.

Polish Bitcoin Association Seeks Protection from Alleged Banking Embargo

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 11:55

Polish Bitcoin Association Seeks Protection from Alleged Banking Embargo

The Polish Bitcoin Association has reportedly appealed to Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) to protect the country’s cryptocurrency sector from what it perceives as a growing embargo targeting virtual currency businesses on the part of Polish financial institutions. Also Read: The 2018 Crypto-Bear Market Less Severe Than 2014, At Least for Now Polish […]

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Alibaba Seeks to Eliminate Middlemen in Blockchain Payments Patent

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 11:00

Alibaba Seeks to Eliminate Middlemen in Blockchain Payments Patent A new patent filing reveals Chinese e-commerce giant has been exploring the use of blockchain technology to speed up international payments.

Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether ”Double Spent”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 09:55

Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether ”Double Spent”

If you thought that only proof of work coins were susceptible to double spending attacks, you haven’t met tether. The world’s ninth largest crypto by market cap and second largest by volume is meant to be a haven in a sea of uncertainty, but even it’s not immune to jiggery-pokery, as we’ll learn in today’s […]

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Bitcoin Price Risks Further Drop After Close Below $6K

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 09:50

Bitcoin Price Risks Further Drop After Close Below $6K Bitcoin could drop to fresh 2018 lows below $5,755, having closed below the key support of $6,000 yesterday.

PR: trade.io Announces Official Launch of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 09:30

PR: trade.io Announces Official Launch of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

Friday 29th June 2018, Lugano, Switzerland - trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler today announced during his keynote speech at the trade.io sponsored, Bloomberg event in London, England, that the Exchange, the flagship product of trade.io, will be launched on July 17th, 2018. The announcement comes after months of anticipation across the crypto world where they have eagerly prepared for the launch of trade.io’s live Exchange, and later its Liquidity Pool.

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Mobiles Next? Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 09:00

Mobiles Next? Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners Kaspersky Lab says crypto-mining malware is quickly replacing ransomware, warning that mobiles could be the next big target.

Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 09:00

Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners Kaspersky Lab says crypto-mining malware is quickly replacing ransomware, warning that mobiles could be the next big target.

Reinsurance Giants Tap Blockchain for Data Transparency Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 08:00

Reinsurance Giants Tap Blockchain for Data Transparency Boost A group of reinsurance giants in China are jointly developing a blockchain system aimed to reduce data disparities in the industry.

NBA Team Mines Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 07:55

NBA Team Mines Ethereum

The Sacramento Kings are now mining Ethereum, the team announced on Wednesday. They are the first sports team entering the crypto space, and in doing so are introducing crypto to sports fans and offering a local group that supports black communities to buy and sell ether. Also read: Coinbase Founder Launches Cryptocurrency Fueled Charity ‘Givecrypto’ Tech-Savvy […]

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Regulator Survey Prompts Concerns Over Public Knowledge of Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 06:00

Regulator Survey Prompts Concerns Over Public Knowledge of Crypto Hodling but ignorant? An Ontario regulator is concerned the public still lacks knowledge about crypto and its regulation – even if they own assets.

Consumers Fail Basic Q&A in Canadian Regulator's Crypto Quiz

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 06:00

Consumers Fail Basic Q&A in Canadian Regulator's Crypto Quiz An Ontario regulator is concerned the public still lacks knowledge about crypto and its regulation – even if they own assets.

Japanese Economist Explains Why Another Bitcoin Price Surge Is Unlikely

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 05:13

Japanese Economist Explains Why Another Bitcoin Price Surge Is Unlikely

Yukio Noguchi, a famous economist in Japan and an advisor to Waseda University’s Business and Finance Research Center argues we can’t expect Bitcoin’s prices to rapidly surge again. In his books and in recent articles, Noguchi makes his case eloquently. He wrote a recent article in Diamond Weekly clarifying his position but has been making […]

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Neo's Next Act? $700 Million Crypto Ontology Is About to Go Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 04:03

Neo's Next Act? $700 Million Crypto Ontology Is About to Go Live The project, closely tied to Neo, has big plans for enterprise applications and digital identity.

A $700 Million Blockchain Built By Neo's Creators Is Going Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 04:03

A $700 Million Blockchain Built By Neo's Creators Is Going Live The project, closely tied to Neo, has big plans for enterprise applications and digital identity.

A $700 Million Cryptocurrency Called Ontology Is About to Go Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 04:03

A $700 Million Cryptocurrency Called Ontology Is About to Go Live The project, closely tied to Neo, has big plans for enterprise applications and digital identity.

The 2018 Crypto-Bear Market Less Severe Than 2014, At Least for Now

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 03:45

The 2018 Crypto-Bear Market Less Severe Than 2014, At Least for Now

Bitcoin prices back in 2013 touched a high of $1,236 per BTC on December 4, and following that spike the price dropped for more than a year, all the way to $225 per coin on June 1, 2015. Last year in 2017 the price of BTC ran up higher, but this time reached $19,600 per […]

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Binance Opens Its First Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Uganda

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 29. 02:00

Binance Opens Its First Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Uganda Binance announced Thursday it was launching a crypto-fiat exchange in Uganda, along with its first fiat-crypto exchange in general.

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 29. 01:55

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has announced the 11 cryptocurrencies stolen in last week’s theft and the amount of each coin missing. A compensation plan has also been unveiled for the equivalent value of the lost coins in an undetermined cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Only Half As Much Crypto […]

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Japan’s Line Launching Exchange With 30+ Cryptocurrencies in All but Two Countries

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 23:55

Japan’s Line Launching Exchange With 30+ Cryptocurrencies in All but Two Countries

The operator of Line, Japan’s most popular chat app with approximately 200 million users worldwide, has confirmed the upcoming launch of its cryptocurrency exchange called Bitbox. The new platform will list more than 30 of the most popular cryptocurrencies, offering “low trading fees”. Supporting 15 languages, the new exchange will launch globally, except for two […]

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Japan’s Line Launching Exchange With 30+ Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 23:55

Japan’s Line Launching Exchange With 30+ Cryptocurrencies

The operator of Line, Japan’s most popular chat app with approximately 200 million users worldwide, has confirmed the upcoming launch of its cryptocurrency exchange called Bitbox. The new platform will list more than 30 of the most popular cryptocurrencies, offering “low trading fees”. Supporting 15 languages, the new exchange will launch globally, except for two […]

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Bitlicense Should be Smashed, Candidate for New York Governor Urges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 21:55

Bitlicense Should be Smashed, Candidate for New York Governor Urges

Since the infamous Bitlicense was put into effect, the ecosystem has fought for its removal. It turns out to be much harder in practice than in theory to oust a law once it’s put into effect. The good news is groups like Startup Cities are on the case. They’ve snagged a candidate for governor to […]

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Akoin For Africa? Hope, Cynicism Collide As Singer's Coin Catches Fire

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 21:45

Akoin For Africa? Hope, Cynicism Collide As Singer's Coin Catches Fire Akon is creating a new cryptocurrency founded to empower youth all over the African continent which has some hopeful and others skeptical.

Akoin For Africa? Hope, Cynicism Collide As Singer Announces Coin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 21:45

Akoin For Africa? Hope, Cynicism Collide As Singer Announces Coin Akon is creating a new cryptocurrency founded to empower youth all over the African continent which has some hopeful and others skeptical.

Love It or Hate It, Akon's 'Crypto Wakanda' Is Coming

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 21:45

Love It or Hate It, Akon's 'Crypto Wakanda' Is Coming Akon is creating a new cryptocurrency founded to empower youth all over the African continent which has some hopeful and others skeptical.

Trustless Bitcoin Cash Betting is Coming — Chainbet Reveals Working Prototype

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 19:55

Trustless Bitcoin Cash Betting is Coming — Chainbet Reveals Working Prototype

Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the trustless betting concept called Chainbet designed by the Electron Cash lead developer Jonald Fyookball. Since then, Chris Pacia performed the first atomic bet on the Bitcoin Cash network and now the project is seeing contributions from other developers as well. Now the programmers have revealed they have developed a […]

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Crypto Wallet Startup Blockchain Launches Institutional Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 19:05

Crypto Wallet Startup Blockchain Launches Institutional Platform Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain (formerly known as Blockchain.info) launched an institutional advisory platform, the company announced Thursday.

Indian Women More Bullish On Crypto than Men, Invest Twice As Much

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 17:55

Indian Women More Bullish On Crypto than Men, Invest Twice As Much

Despite being a minority among crypto investors, just like anywhere else, women in India actually spend on cryptocurrency twice more than men do. A newly released survey also found that the majority of Indian crypto users live in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The study comes out while Indians expect new regulations within […]

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Block.one Wants to Rewrite the Entire EOS Constitution

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 17:45

Block.one Wants to Rewrite the Entire EOS Constitution Attempts to sort out the results of hacks and scams have resulted in a constitutional crisis.

PR: AVINOC the Blockchain Solution Disrupting the Global Aviation Business

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 17:30

PR: AVINOC the Blockchain Solution Disrupting the Global Aviation Business

AVINOC: What is AVINOC? The original name is Aviation Network Operation Chain. It is a platform for the global General Aviation (GA) business, using a new concept and innovative Blockchain technology. It aims to bring the power of decentralization and the speed of blockchain systems into the GA, especially into the Business Aviation (BizAv) sector and as a second step consequently into the Airline Business.

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Zcash Governance Panel Shoots Down Research on ASIC Resistance

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 17:02

Zcash Governance Panel Shoots Down Research on ASIC Resistance Members of the zcash community have voted not to prioritize ASIC resistance.

Zcash Votes Against ASIC Resistance In Boon for Big Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 17:02

Zcash Votes Against ASIC Resistance In Boon for Big Miners Members of the zcash community have voted not to prioritize ASIC resistance.

France Wants to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 16:30

France Wants to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer France, joined United States and Russia, is seeking the extradition of the alleged bitcoin money launder Alexander Vinnik.

Uphold to Acquire JNK Securities, Opening Door for US-Regulated ICO Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 15:55

Uphold to Acquire JNK Securities, Opening Door for US-Regulated ICO Trading

It seems that a race to take over US-licensed brokerages has begun among crypto companies. Soon after Coinbase revealed it is buying up a securities firm, Uphold has now followed the move with its own acquisition. JNK Securities’ licenses could possibly open the door for the company to offer trading on ICO tokens deemed securities […]

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Registered Broker Templum Plans Security Identifiers for Tokenized Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 15:30

Registered Broker Templum Plans Security Identifiers for Tokenized Assets Regulated token trader Templum Markets is partnering with CUSIP Global Services (CGS) to bring securities identification numbers to tokenized assets.

Bank of England Warns Finance Firms Over Crypto Risks

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 15:00

Bank of England Warns Finance Firms Over Crypto Risks A Bank of England official has warned banks and other financial firms about exposure to cryptocurrency-related assets in a letter.

Industrial Giant GE Eyes Blockchain in Fight Against 3D-Printing Fakes

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 14:00

Industrial Giant GE Eyes Blockchain in Fight Against 3D-Printing Fakes General Electric wants to use a blockchain to verify 3D-printed parts in its supply chain, according to a recently published patent filing.

Why 70% of ICO Tokens Are Not Exchange Listed and Probably Never Will Be

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 13:55

Why 70% of ICO Tokens Are Not Exchange Listed and Probably Never Will Be

“When Binance?” is the refrain from impatient bag-holders in ICO Telegram groups. For investors eager to flip their tokens and move onto the next thing, a major exchange listing is the big event, and the sooner the better. But for beleaguered project teams, with a community to manage, workforce to recruit, and decentralized solution to […]

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Messaging Giant Line to Launch Crypto Exchange in July

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 13:15

Messaging Giant Line to Launch Crypto Exchange in July Line, the company behind a popular chat app in Japan, announced Thursday that will open a cryptocurrency exchange in July. 

Bittrex CEO to Advise Cuban-Backed Crypto Gaming Platform Unikrn

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 13:00

Bittrex CEO to Advise Cuban-Backed Crypto Gaming Platform Unikrn Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara will help guide the crypto eSports betting platform as it works to improve the security and adoption of its crypto token.

Bittrex CEO to Advise Cuban-Backed Crypto Gaming Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 13:00

Bittrex CEO to Advise Cuban-Backed Crypto Gaming Platform Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara will help guide the crypto eSports betting platform as it works to improve the security and adoption of its crypto token.

Blockchain Can Legally Authenticate Evidence, Chinese Judge Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 12:35

Blockchain Can Legally Authenticate Evidence, Chinese Judge Rules A court in China's Hangzhou city has ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology can be presented in legal disputes.

The Daily: Pornhub Adds New Tokens, Fcoin Defends Trans-Fee, Coinbase Goes Pro

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 11:55

The Daily: Pornhub Adds New Tokens, Fcoin Defends Trans-Fee, Coinbase Goes Pro

Among the interesting stories featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are the new crypto tokens added by Pornhub, Fcoin founder’s defense of the controversial trans-fee mining practice and an update on the upcoming launch of Coinbase Pro. Also Read: Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transactions Remain High in the Philippines Bigwigs Talking Bitcoin vs Blockchain […]

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Bithumb Claims to Have Retrieved $14 Million in Hacked Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 11:00

Bithumb Claims to Have Retrieved $14 Million in Hacked Cryptos The Korean exchange says it has clawed back some of the millions lost in a theft of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, XRP and bitcoin cash.

Bitcoin Price Defends $6K as Traders Go Long

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Defends $6K as Traders Go Long Bitcoin's technical charts continue to call a drop below $6,000, yet investor activity indicates a corrective rally could be on the cards.

Mining Round-Up: Ebang Files for IPO in HK, Miner Arrested in China

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 09:55

Mining Round-Up: Ebang Files for IPO in HK, Miner Arrested in China

In recent mining news, major mining chip manufacturer Ebang Communications has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a Chinese miner has been arrested for allegedly stealing 150,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in roughly one month, and a report has provided unique insight into the state of mining in the Russian exclave […]

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PR: Cryptagio Obtains Licences – Is Half Way to Becoming a Crypto Fiat Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 09:30

PR: Cryptagio Obtains Licences – Is Half Way to Becoming a Crypto Fiat Exchange

Tallinn, Estonia, — On its way to supporting fiat currencies, Cryptagio digital asset exchange is halfway through. The company has recently obtained licences for providing its users with a crypto-fiat exchange as well as wallet services.

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Crypto Venture Firm to Invest 200K Ether in US Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 09:00

Crypto Venture Firm to Invest 200K Ether in US Startups A China-based venture firm focused on the crypto industry aims to invest 200,000 ethereum in U.S. startups

A Plan to Send Millions in Bitcoin to Venezuela Is Moving Ahead

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 08:00

A Plan to Send Millions in Bitcoin to Venezuela Is Moving Ahead Developer Jonathan Wheeler plans to airdrop bitcoin across Venezuela, in an ambitious attempt at quelling the country's ongoing economic crisis.

FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 07:10

FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly revealed that it is working on 130 cryptocurrency-related investigations, citing an increase in illegal activity facilitated by crypto payments. These cases “encompass crimes such as human trafficking, illicit drug sales, kidnapping and ransomware attacks.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space FBI’s 130 Crypto-Related Cases The […]

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Bank Regulator Proposes Chinese Crypto License In Research Paper

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 06:17

Bank Regulator Proposes Chinese Crypto License In Research Paper A research paper from China's banking regulator suggests the country should let ICOs operate legally under a financial regulatory framework.

Associations Challenging Crypto Ads Ban to Proceed with Lawsuit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 05:10

Associations Challenging Crypto Ads Ban to Proceed with Lawsuit

Facebook’s recent decision to partially lift the ban on crypto ads will not stop a planned legal action against the measure. Crypto associations and businesses from several countries announced earlier this year their intentions to sue internet giants imposing such restrictions. The claimants want to proceed with filing the lawsuit, despite the policy update. Also […]

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Decentralizing Popular Dapps Isn't Just a Scaling Problem

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 04:00

Decentralizing Popular Dapps Isn't Just a Scaling Problem The most popular dapps face unique barriers to full decentralization that don't have much to do with the normal scaling complaints about ethereum.

Coinbase Founder Launches Cryptocurrency Fueled Charity ‘Givecrypto’

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 03:10

Coinbase Founder Launches Cryptocurrency Fueled Charity ‘Givecrypto’

On June 27 the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency powered charity called Givecrypto.org. Armstrong says he’s always believed in the power of cryptocurrency funded philanthropy and explains the new nonprofit is all about empowering, educating, and elevating global communities.   Also read: Cryptocurrency Firm Circle Sees Institutional […]

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US Judge Says Boxer-Backed ICO Token Is a Security

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 03:00

US Judge Says Boxer-Backed ICO Token Is a Security A Florida district court has published an analysis explaining how Centra Tech's CTR token is a security. 

FBI Agent Confirms 130 Crypto-Related Investigations

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 02:05

FBI Agent Confirms 130 Crypto-Related Investigations The FBI is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

FBI Agent Estimates 130 Crypto Investigations Underway

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 28. 02:05

FBI Agent Estimates 130 Crypto Investigations Underway The FBI is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 28. 01:06

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

Crypto exchange Huobi notified its Japanese customers via e-mail on Wednesday that it will be closing accounts of users who are residents of Japan. According to Huobi, their decision came up as a result of compliance issues with the Japanese law. Also read: Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) No Japanese Traders on Huobi […]

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US House Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Fight Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 21:35

US House Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Fight Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to help prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, dash, zcash, and monero. This bill follows a testimony by the Secret Service asking Congress for help stopping these activities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space H.R. 6069 Bill Passed The U.S. […]

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But Why? Crypto Looks for Answers As Facebook Eases Ad Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 21:35

But Why? Crypto Looks for Answers As Facebook Eases Ad Ban Facebook recently announced they would lift a ban on crypto advertisements causing widespread speculation on social media over potential next steps.

Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transactions Remain High in the Philippines

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 20:35

Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transactions Remain High in the Philippines

The Filipino central bank has revealed that the trade between fiat and cryptocurrencies on authorized bitcoin exchanges in the Philippines has maintained its high level for the country from the boom time of late 2017 during the first quarter of this year.   Also Read: US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown […]

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Coinbase CEO Unveils Crypto Charity for the Unbanked

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 19:30

Coinbase CEO Unveils Crypto Charity for the Unbanked Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to help the unbanked access financial services with a new charity, GiveCrypto.org.

Cryptocurrency Firm Circle Sees Institutional Interest Spike 30%

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 18:35

Cryptocurrency Firm Circle Sees Institutional Interest Spike 30%

This week the cryptocurrency firm Circle revealed it has seen a significant uptick in institutional interest. According to Circle CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Allaire says even though cryptocurrency markets were down in during the month of May the company saw a 30 percent spike from institutional clients last month. Also read: Meet Three More Applications That […]

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The SEC is Seeking Comment on Yet Another Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 18:35

The SEC is Seeking Comment on Yet Another Bitcoin ETF The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is once again seeking comments on potential bitcoin-based exchange traded funds (ETFs). 

Dan Larimer: EOS Arbitrator 'Damage to Community' Worse Than Thefts

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 17:30

Dan Larimer: EOS Arbitrator 'Damage to Community' Worse Than Thefts The CTO of Block.One wants to curtail the controversial EOS arbitrator's role – if not eliminate it entirely.

Block.One CTO: Arbitrator Controversy Damaged EOS Community

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 17:30

Block.One CTO: Arbitrator Controversy Damaged EOS Community The CTO of Block.One wants to curtail the controversial EOS arbitrator's role – if not eliminate it entirely.

PR: Byzantium Launches All Star Blockchain Event – Top 10 Point of Trust

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 17:30

PR: Byzantium Launches All Star Blockchain Event – Top 10 Point of Trust

Ten blockchain colossi in one place Barcelona welcomes quite an unusual blockchain event on October 11th this year. Ambitious Top10 Point of Trust conference revolves around ten companies that have shaped the industry. A panel of eminent speakers will deliver their TED-inspired speeches to an invite-only audience.

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Chat App Kik Launches 'Crypto-Economy' With Kin Token Integration

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 17:00

Chat App Kik Launches 'Crypto-Economy' With Kin Token Integration Messaging app Kik's users can now begin earning and spending its kin token with the launch of its "crypto-economy," the company said Wednesday.

Make Bitcoin Great Again via Viral Videos: a Tale of Two Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 16:35

Make Bitcoin Great Again via Viral Videos: a Tale of Two Coins

Hayden Otto has taken his enthusiasm for bitcoin as a form of currency and peer-to-peer electronic cash to new levels. He’s gone from a curious admirer to full on defender, in fact, producing two compelling videos. They’re both slick, a little tongue-in-cheek, and smuggle in some education and history without hitting viewers over the head. […]

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Pornhub Adds Tron, ZenCash as Crypto Payment Options

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 16:00

Pornhub Adds Tron, ZenCash as Crypto Payment Options Pornhub, the largest pornography site in the Internet world, announced today that it will accept TRON(TRX) and ZenCash soon as payment methods.

Risk Flight? Bitcoin 'Dominance Rate' Hits 9-Week High

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 15:15

Risk Flight? Bitcoin 'Dominance Rate' Hits 9-Week High Bitcoin's percentage of the crypto market is up – a sign that investors are likely switching their money from alternative cryptocurrencies.

Risk Flight? Bitcoin 'Dominance Index' Hits 9-Week High

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 15:15

Risk Flight? Bitcoin 'Dominance Index' Hits 9-Week High Bitcoin's percentage of the crypto market is up – a sign that investors are likely switching their money from alternative cryptocurrencies.

Risk Flight? Bitcoin Dominance Hits 9-Week High

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 15:15

Risk Flight? Bitcoin Dominance Hits 9-Week High Bitcoin's percentage of the crypto market is up – a sign that investors are likely switching their money from alternative cryptocurrencies.

Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of 'Blockchain Island' Plan

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 14:45

Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of 'Blockchain Island' Plan Malta's parliament has passed three bills on crypto assets and blockchain, in a big step toward its plan to become a "Blockchain Island."

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 14:35

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

US authorities have revealed that their agents had been operating undercover on the Darknet for the past year. The massive operation uncovered the true identity of over fifty vendors on sites such as Silk Road, Alpha Bay, Hansa, Dream, and more. Over 35 people have already been arrested and goods worth over $23.6 million have been […]

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Zeroing In: Zcash Sets 2-Year Course for Better Crypto Privacy

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 14:00

Zeroing In: Zcash Sets 2-Year Course for Better Crypto Privacy Nearly two years after launch, Zcash is entering what could be a crucial period, one that could expand the core features of its technology.

The Daily: Study Links Social Media Posts to Bitcoin Prices, New BATMs Pop Up Around the World

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 12:35

The Daily: Study Links Social Media Posts to Bitcoin Prices, New BATMs Pop Up Around the World

Quite naturally, social media comments exert influence over cryptocurrency prices but according to a new study, the vocal minority of frequent posters do not have the most influential voices. You’ll find the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also, a new coin will be airdropped to football fans and players at the World […]

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Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 12:10

Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer Digital money platform Uphold is looking to become a Finra-registered broker-dealer following a new acquisition, the company says.

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 11:00

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts Banks in South Korea are now required to monitor all accounts held by crypto exchanges following a tightening of anti-money laundering measures.

Facebook Unbans Cryptocurrency Ads

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 10:30

Facebook Unbans Cryptocurrency Ads

Facebook is lifting its ban on cryptocurrency ads which went into effect in January. After months of evaluation, the company decided to allow some crypto ads on its platform. Advertisers must submit a request form with details of their businesses and the types of crypto content to be promoted. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Bitcoin Price Risks Another Fall Below $6K, Charts Say

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Risks Another Fall Below $6K, Charts Say After yesterday's drop, bitcoin could fall below the $6,000 mark, but will likely fare better other cryptocurrencies.

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 09:40

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts Banks in South Korea are now required to monitor all accounts held by crypto exchanges following a tightening of anti-money laundering measures.

PR: International Award Winning Singer Joins Experty.io

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 09:30

PR: International Award Winning Singer Joins Experty.io

It looks like singers and celebrities are getting into the blockchain. It recently came to our attention that Experty.io, a blockchain based platform for experts and influencers, announced that they are bringing international award-winning singer and producer Claydee on board as an official ambassador. Claydee has topped music charts with hits such as “Hey Ma” and “Mamacita Buena” pulling in over 60 million views each. He plans to use the Experty app to connect with his fans, and has deep connections in the entertainment industry.

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Huobi Pro Exchange to Suspend Crypto Trading in Japan

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 09:30

Huobi Pro Exchange to Suspend Crypto Trading in Japan Huobi Pro is to stop offering trading services to investors living in Japan, reportedly over its lack of a license in the country.

The EOS Arbitrator Problem: A Crypto Governance Breakdown Explained

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 09:00

The EOS Arbitrator Problem: A Crypto Governance Breakdown Explained Dispute settlement in EOS is being handled by a group called ECAF, but its role – and how it should communicate – still needs to be figured out.

US State Seeks to Confiscate $24 Million in Dark Web Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 08:01

US State Seeks to Confiscate $24 Million in Dark Web Bitcoin The crackdown of vendors on darkweb marketplaces lets the U.S. government seize 4,000 bitcoins and now it wants to confiscate all of them.

Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 06:40

Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

The scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made bitcoin too is volatile, it actually isn’t comparatively. With access to peer-to-peer exchanges such as […]

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Nigeria Finds Bitcoin is a Way to Hedge Against its Naira

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 06:40

Nigeria Finds Bitcoin is a Way to Hedge Against its Naira

The scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made bitcoin too is volatile, it actually isn’t comparatively. With access to peer-to-peer exchanges such as […]

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Hong Kong Seeks to Widen DLT Use in Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 06:00

Hong Kong Seeks to Widen DLT Use in Trade Finance Hong Kong's banking regulator is planning to widen its works on cross-border trade finance using distributed ledger technology.

Crypto Exchange Resumes Trading in India Despite Problems with Banks and RBI

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 04:25

Crypto Exchange Resumes Trading in India Despite Problems with Banks and RBI

Cryptocurrency exchange Belfrics has resumed trading operations in India after halting earlier this year due to banks refusing to provide payments solutions to the exchange. Belfrics has also added four more cryptocurrencies to its platform, with 20 more planned for the next six months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Belfrics Resumes […]

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FOMO for Dogecon: What You Missed At the Gathering of the 'Shibes'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 04:00

FOMO for Dogecon: What You Missed At the Gathering of the 'Shibes' Dogecon, a conference about "the social layer of crypto culture", took place last weekend and people on social media have only good things to say.

Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 02:35

Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes

Over the past month or so since the most recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade, a lot of developers have created platforms and extensions that utilize the re-enabled Satoshi OP_Codes. There’s been a bunch of social media applications like Memo and Blockpress that allow users to submit data that’s tied to the BCH protocol in […]

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Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Return Data

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 02:35

Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Return Data

Over the past month or so since the most recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade, a lot of developers have created platforms and extensions that utilize the re-enabled Satoshi OP_Codes and updated OP_Return transactions. There’s been a bunch of social media applications like Memo and Blockpress that allow users to submit data that’s tied to […]

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Japan's Finance Minister Balks at Changing Crypto Tax Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 27. 02:00

Japan's Finance Minister Balks at Changing Crypto Tax Rules Japan's top financial official is cautious about the idea of his nation changing how it taxes gains from cryptocurrencies.

Interest in Bitcoin Set to Double in Europe, New Survey Suggests

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 27. 00:50

Interest in Bitcoin Set to Double in Europe, New Survey Suggests

People hear and know more about cryptocurrencies with every passing day, and according to a new survey, interest in Bitcoin is expected to increase twofold in Europe. The poll gauges the awareness of cryptocurrencies and the expectations for their future. The research covers over a dozen European nations, but also the United States and Australia, […]

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This New Trick Helps Exchanges Artificially Pump Up Their Trade Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 22:20

This New Trick Helps Exchanges Artificially Pump Up Their Trade Volume

Some exchange operators have found a new trick to artificially pump up their trade volume. They are directly rewarding users with their own issued tokens for generating transactions, something critics call a backdoor ICO ripe for manipulation. Also Read: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – Bitcoin Is Hiring Regulators Trading as Mining High […]

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Coinsecure Exchange Reveals Compensation Plan With a Catch

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 20:20

Coinsecure Exchange Reveals Compensation Plan With a Catch

The Delhi-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinsecure has officially announced its claims process for customers who were affected by the culprit who stole 438 BTC from exchange this past April. The firm plans to compensate Coinsecure users with Indian rupee as long as they sign an agreement that releases the company from any future liability. Also […]

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Senator: Cryptos Pose 'Host of Challenges' for Congress

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 20:15

Senator: Cryptos Pose 'Host of Challenges' for Congress DarkTower director Scott Dueweke said cryptocurrencies are "tailor made" for foreign powers hoping to influence American elections.

US Senators Discuss Crypto Threat to Domestic Elections

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 20:15

US Senators Discuss Crypto Threat to Domestic Elections DarkTower director Scott Dueweke said cryptocurrencies are "tailor made" for foreign powers hoping to influence American elections.

Facebook Relaxes Ban, Accepts Some Crypto Ads

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 19:14

Facebook Relaxes Ban, Accepts Some Crypto Ads Now, at least some, crypto advertisers will find that they can post crypto ads on Facebook - if they are approved through an application process.

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – Bitcoin Is Hiring Regulators

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 18:20

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – Bitcoin Is Hiring Regulators

While everyone is looking for an indication that institutional money is about to flood into bitcoin and revive the market, we just got another conformation that crypto has indeed entered the big leagues. Companies in the industry are now putting former regulators on their payroll, as is common for Wall Street mega banks, government-supported telecom […]

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Florida Is Creating Its Own Crypto Czar

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 18:15

Florida Is Creating Its Own Crypto Czar Florida's chief financial officer has created a new "crypto czar" to oversee regulation of the cryptocurrency and ICO space.

Korea's Exchange Hacks: What the Country's Crypto Scene Is Saying

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 17:35

Korea's Exchange Hacks: What the Country's Crypto Scene Is Saying Koreans have been up in arms on social media ever since two popular South Korean crypto exchanges were hacked only weeks a part from each other.

PR: Noah Project Partners with Dakak Beach Resort

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 17:30

PR: Noah Project Partners with Dakak Beach Resort

The travel industry is considered as the fastest-growing economic sector in the world. According to the report of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), it provides about 10% of the global GDP and 30% of total export of services. For some countries, for example, Aruba, Malta, the Maldives, Cape Verde and others, tourism has become the main driver of socio-economic development through the creation of jobs, infrastructure and export revenues.

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Are You Ready for What Happens If Satoshi’s Coins Move?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 16:20

Are You Ready for What Happens If Satoshi’s Coins Move?

There’s nothing remarkable about a bitcoin transaction; it happens hundreds of thousands of times a day. But there’s one set of addresses whose contents are watched with hawk eyes. Should so much as a satoshi move from one of those wallets, it will spark global headlines and make the markets go loco. That’s because those […]

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Congress Advances Bill to Study Crypto Use in Drug, Sex Trafficking

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 16:00

Congress Advances Bill to Study Crypto Use in Drug, Sex Trafficking Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have passed a bill that would approve a study of the use of cryptocurrencies in the sex and drug trades.

Overwinter Is Here: Zcash Claims 'Successful' First Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 15:00

Overwinter Is Here: Zcash Claims 'Successful' First Hard Fork Zcash has successfully activated its Overwinter hard fork, setting the privacy-focused cryptocurrency up for its major Sapling upgrade in the autumn.

Six Japanese Crypto Exchanges Respond to Regulator’s Improvement Orders

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 14:20

Six Japanese Crypto Exchanges Respond to Regulator’s Improvement Orders

Six fully-licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have responded to the business improvement orders issued by the country’s top financial regulator. Two executives have also resigned from their positions as vice presidents of the recently formed crypto exchange association. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), […]

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PBoC Filings Reveal Big Picture for Planned Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 13:00

PBoC Filings Reveal Big Picture for Planned Digital Currency The continuing efforts by China's central bank to build a fully-featured digital currency product are revealed in its many patent filings.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: New Patents, Research Centers and a $300M Fund

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 12:20

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: New Patents, Research Centers and a $300M Fund

While short term investors and speculators might not be in the best of shape right now, the long term development of the ecosystem is still advancing on pace. Companies and institutions are continuing to invest time and money for furthering cryptocurrency research as can be seen by the stories featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin […]

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Privacy Is Vital to Crypto – And the Global Economy

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 12:00

Privacy Is Vital to Crypto – And the Global Economy Privacy is needed to enhance the "moneyness" of cryptocurrency. As it is, our entire global system of money has also seen its fungibility deteriorate.

2 APAC Nations Have Ruled Out Central Bank Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 11:00

2 APAC Nations Have Ruled Out Central Bank Digital Currencies The central banks of both Australia and New Zealand have said they do not plan to create their own digital currencies – at least for now.

Gramatik Lays Down Funky Crypto, Netflix Sucks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 10:25

Gramatik Lays Down Funky Crypto, Netflix Sucks

Electronic music futurist, Gramatik, released a groundbreaking song and accompanying video, highlighting the development of money. With all the trash in popular culture when it comes to cryptocurrency (drugs, terrorism, etc.), his ‘Future Crypto’ is a welcome respite. Speaking of trash, Netflix greenlights Vox’s horrible episode five in its first season of ‘Explained,’ where it […]

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Artist Gramatik Lays Down Correct Crypto, While Netflix Fails To Explain Even Basics

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 10:25

Artist Gramatik Lays Down Correct Crypto, While Netflix Fails To Explain Even Basics

Electronic music futurist, Gramatik, released a groundbreaking song and accompanying video, highlighting the development of money. With all the trash in popular culture when it comes to cryptocurrency (drugs, terrorism, etc.), his ‘Future Crypto’ is a welcome respite. Speaking of trash, Netflix greenlights Vox’s horrible episode five in its first season of ‘Explained,’ where it […]

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Bitcoin Price Building Relief Rally, But Resistance Hurdles Await

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Building Relief Rally, But Resistance Hurdles Await Currently trading sideways, bitcoin still looks set for a corrective rally as long as prices remain above $6,000.

PR: Vestchain Starts Airdrop

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 09:30

PR: Vestchain Starts Airdrop

Nowadays there are many challenges inherent to the existing blockchains. Among them the following main problems may be distinguished: • Low capacity level caused by permanent data calculation. • Progressively growing blockchain data volume, which in its turn causes troubles when there is a full synchronization. • High transaction costs.

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A New Business Model Is Shaking Up the Crypto Exchange Rankings

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 09:00

A New Business Model Is Shaking Up the Crypto Exchange Rankings The recently introduced, and controversial, "trans-fee mining" revenue model is starting to change the cryptocurrency exchange landscape.

Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 08:00

Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech Stealth project Cordite, led by the Royal Bank of Scotland, promises the equivalent of an ERC-20 token standard for R3's open-source Corda platform.

Japan Wants to Scrap Its Progressive Crypto Tax Rate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 07:35

Japan Wants to Scrap Its Progressive Crypto Tax Rate

Cryptocurrency traders in Japan currently can be taxed as high as 55% on their profits. However, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, wants to change how crypto transactions are taxed, from a progressive rate to a uniform rate. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Aso Wants to Change Crypto Taxation The Japanese […]

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Exchange Leak Puts $620K Worth of Customer Crypto At Risk

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 06:00

Exchange Leak Puts $620K Worth of Customer Crypto At Risk A new exchange from South Korea leaked critical information about 19 of its users, potentially putting some $620,000 worth of cryptocurrency at risk.

Exchange Leak Puts $620K-Worth of Customer Crypto at Risk

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 06:00

Exchange Leak Puts $620K-Worth of Customer Crypto at Risk A new exchange from South Korea leaked critical information about 19 of its users, potentially putting some $620,000 worth of cryptocurrency at risk.

A Character Called Bitpico Thinks He Can Stress-Test the BCH Network

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 26. 05:35

A Character Called Bitpico Thinks He Can Stress-Test the BCH Network

This Sunday news.Bitcoin.com reported on a community-driven Bitcoin Cash network stress test taking place this September. However, allegedly another stress test is in the works with malicious intent, according to a lesser known developer named Bitpico. The anonymous person claims the attack has already started, and emphasizes his blitz of spam will amplify over time. […]

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A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Finally Be Revealed

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 04:00

A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Finally Be Revealed A long-held bitcoin secret is about to come out - and for good reason - but it could cause problems for older altcoins.

A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Be Revealed

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 04:00

A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Be Revealed A long-held bitcoin secret is about to come out - and for good reason - but it could cause problems for older altcoins.

US Official Says 'Congressional Attention' Needed on Privacy Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 02:10

US Official Says 'Congressional Attention' Needed on Privacy Cryptos U.S. Secret Service are looking at privacy-centered cryptocurrencies.

Secret Service Calls for 'Congressional Attention' on Privacy Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 26. 02:10

Secret Service Calls for 'Congressional Attention' on Privacy Cryptos An official for the U.S. Secret Service has called on Congress to consider legislative action over privacy-enhancing cryptocurrencies.

Indian Crypto Regulations Ready in July, Official Reveals

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 23:35

Indian Crypto Regulations Ready in July, Official Reveals

If you thought crypto in India was over, you were probably wrong. According to a recent statement by a high-ranking official, the long-awaited regulations are on the way. A draft framework has been prepared, and authorities in Delhi hope to “wrap this up” as early as the first half of next month. Meanwhile, the Supreme […]

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$3 Billion: FTC Warns Consumers Could Pay High Price for Crypto Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 21:50

$3 Billion: FTC Warns Consumers Could Pay High Price for Crypto Scams Regulators, lawyers and cryptocurrency experts discussed ways of protecting investors at the FTC's "Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams" workshop Monday.

Looking Beyond the Lightning Network Hype: Every Day Users Experience Issues

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 20:40

Looking Beyond the Lightning Network Hype: Every Day Users Experience Issues

Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of headlines and new wallets created for the notorious Lightning Network — The second layer payment protocol that’s being touted as a solution to the BTC chain’s scaling issues. The project is in its very early stages as the technology is still in beta, but people are […]

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Andreessen Horowitz Has Launched a $300 Million Crypto Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 20:28

Andreessen Horowitz Has Launched a $300 Million Crypto Fund Silicon Valley investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched a new $300 million fund focused on cryptocurrencies.

Tron Claims Its Blockchain Is Live, But Its Token Migration Isn't Over

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 19:00

Tron Claims Its Blockchain Is Live, But Its Token Migration Isn't Over Tron says its technology officially went live today, but the migration of its users funds from ethereum to its mainnet has yet to be fully completed.

Alleged Fraudster Arrested in China Over $15M Mining Hardware Con

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 18:40

Alleged Fraudster Arrested in China Over $15M Mining Hardware Con

When making investment decisions it is always important to remember the old saying, “If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.” This is especially true if anyone promises you a bitcoin mining rig, which people wait for months in advance, at just a third of the retail price. Also Read: Silicon Valley […]

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PR: Ingot Leads the Formation of Komorebi Alliance

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 17:30

PR: Ingot Leads the Formation of Komorebi Alliance

It is no secret that the recent volatility in the market has been extreme with Bitcoin and Ethereum prices in freefall. Market participants are suffering losses but also given the opportunity to invest at lower prices to gain if the market pulls up.

Cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly, states on CCN “Referring back to the basic rule of investing, Kelly noted that during a period in which the market is extremely bullish and optimistic, it is better to sell and eye a timely opportunity to enter and when the market is overly pessimistic, it is wise to look for a position to enter.”

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Pharma Giant Merck Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Counterfeit Meds

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 17:15

Pharma Giant Merck Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Counterfeit Meds International shipping giant Merck may be looking to blockchain technology to protect against counterfeit goods, according to a patent application.

Abandoned Intel Manufacturing Complex Bought for $13M to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 16:40

Abandoned Intel Manufacturing Complex Bought for $13M to Mine Bitcoin

Following such places as Quebec and New York, the latest location in North America to attract large Bitcoin mining operations with a cheap supply of electricity is Colorado Springs. A miner has paid $13 million to convert an abandoned Intel chip manufacturing complex into an industrial mining farm.    Also Read: Silicon Valley Whales Buy […]

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Spain's Securities Market Watchdog Completes Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 16:20

Spain's Securities Market Watchdog Completes Blockchain Test A pilot test was successfully conducted for a Spanish-backed blockchain project to increase the efficiency of registering issuances.

China's Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 14:45

China's Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin China's Global Public Chain Assessment Index has released its second monthly evaluation of blockchain networks – with perhaps surprising results.

Here Are Some More Things That Really Don’t Need Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 14:40

Here Are Some More Things That Really Don’t Need Blockchain

Every week, the news.Bitcoin.com inbox, and that of every other crypto newsdesk, fills up with press releases festooned with gratuitous use of the word ‘blockchain’. We’re not against blockchain technology – all of our favorite cryptocurrencies are reliant on it – but we’re vehemently against things being given blockchain that have no right to that […]

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Tezos, A Launch Story: What's Left Before the $232 Million Tech Goes Live?

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 14:00

Tezos, A Launch Story: What's Left Before the $232 Million Tech Goes Live? Tezos announced its handing the blockchain over to the community after launch. And that's not the only way the project is similar to EOS.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Chief Strategist Quits Bitfinex, Cryptos Climb Capitol Hill

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 12:35

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Chief Strategist Quits Bitfinex, Cryptos Climb Capitol Hill

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, “U.S. person” Phil Potter, Chief Strategy Officer at crypto exchange Bitfinex, is departing the company as it pivots away from the United States. In America, the Supreme Court mentions Bitcoin and cowrie shells in the context of money. On Capitol Hill, congressmen have been warned to disclose their […]

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Crypto Exchange Huobi Poaches App Exec to Lead New US Branch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 12:00

Crypto Exchange Huobi Poaches App Exec to Lead New US Branch A senior executive from the provider of China's top photo-retouching app will now lead HBUS – the U.S. arm of crypto exchange Huobi.

AlipayHK Opens Blockchain Remittance Corridor to the Philippines

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 11:01

AlipayHK Opens Blockchain Remittance Corridor to the Philippines The payment affiliate of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched a blockchain-based remittance service between Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Pairings of 6 Cryptocurrencies Comprises 69% of Total Crypto Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 10:10

Pairings of 6 Cryptocurrencies Comprises 69% of Total Crypto Volume

Analysis conducted by Diar has indicated that only a minority of cryptocurrencies represent the vast majority of trading volume in the virtual currency markets – with only 0.36% of tradable cryptocurrencies found to have comprised 69% of the total trade volume of the entire cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: The Poor Flip, the Rich Hodl, Startup Finds […]

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Bitcoin's Defense of $6K Raises Odds of Relief Rally

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 10:00

Bitcoin's Defense of $6K Raises Odds of Relief Rally Bitcoin could trade on a positive note for the rest of the week, if prices close today above Sunday's high of $6,250.

PR: Tron Celebrates It’s Independence from Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 09:30

PR: Tron Celebrates It’s Independence from Ethereum

“June 25th marks the day of TRON’s independence from Ethereum.”

TRON had its Independence Day press conference on June 25th 2018, 10:00 (GMT+8). Founder and CEO of TRON Justin Sun announced: “TRON has completed token migration from ERC20 to mainnet. The community consensus initiated the TRON network and generated the Genesis block, which signifies TRON’s official independence. TRON is now one of the most competitive major public chains in the world.”

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PR: Tron Celebrates Its Independence from Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 09:30

PR: Tron Celebrates Its Independence from Ethereum

“June 25th marks the day of TRON’s independence from Ethereum.”

TRON had its Independence Day press conference on June 25th 2018, 10:00 (GMT+8). Founder and CEO of TRON Justin Sun announced: “TRON has completed token migration from ERC20 to mainnet. The community consensus initiated the TRON network and generated the Genesis block, which signifies TRON’s official independence. TRON is now one of the most competitive major public chains in the world.”

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Bitcoin Miner BTCC to Sell Stake in Pool for $17 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 09:00

Bitcoin Miner BTCC to Sell Stake in Pool for $17 Million BTCC's mining pool has provisionally agreed to sell a large portion of its equity to a Hong Kong-based financial service firm for $17 million.

Bitcoin and Mnemonics: The Art of the Secret Phrase

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 08:15

Bitcoin and Mnemonics: The Art of the Secret Phrase

As more new people adopt cryptocurrencies, lots of newbies are creating mnemonic recovery phrases in order to make sure their digital assets are kept secure. It is very important to understand how your private keys are stored just in case there is an issue with your wallet client or device that holds your funds. Not […]

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How Commerzbank Is Throwing Out the Business Blockchain Playbook

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 08:00

How Commerzbank Is Throwing Out the Business Blockchain Playbook The German bank is building on five different blockchains, and not just to hedge its bets – it sees a multi-chain future.

Another Bitcoin Miner Maker Is Seeking to Go Public in Hong Kong

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 06:30

Another Bitcoin Miner Maker Is Seeking to Go Public in Hong Kong Ebang, one of the largest bitcoin mining chip makers from China, has filed for an initial public offering with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China’s New Crypto Rankings – EOS First, Ethereum Second, Bitcoin Drops to 17th

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 06:10

China’s New Crypto Rankings – EOS First, Ethereum Second, Bitcoin Drops to 17th

The ranking of cryptocurrency projects by the Chinese government has been revised with two new crypto projects added. EOS tops the overall list of 30 crypto projects; Ethereum fell to second place while Bitcoin dropped to 17th place. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space China Now Ranks 30 Crypto Projects China’s Center […]

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Tron Independence Day Explained: What's at Stake for a $3 Billion Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 04:00

Tron Independence Day Explained: What's at Stake for a $3 Billion Crypto Valued at nearly $3 billion, the Tron blockchain is set to go live in the coming days, finally putting the much-debated technology to test.

Tron Independence Day Explained: What's at Stake for a $3 Billion Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 04:00

Tron Independence Day Explained: What's at Stake for a $3 Billion Blockchain Valued at nearly $3 billion, the Tron blockchain is set to go live in the coming days, finally putting the much-debated technology to test.

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot Com

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 25. 03:59

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot Com

One of the oldest, most respected sites in the cryptosphere, Blockchain.info (Info), is moving domains. For many ecosystem veterans, Info was where it all started. First wallets. First block exploration. First real interaction with cryptocurrency. Recently, the group announced its move and plans for the future. It’s also a change signaling maturation of the space. […]

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Ethereum Price Drops to 2.5-Month Low Below $430

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 03:31

Ethereum Price Drops to 2.5-Month Low Below $430 Ethereum, the world's second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization dropped to a 74-day low below $430 - a level not seen since April 12.

Ether Price Drops to 10-Week Low Near $400

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 03:31

Ether Price Drops to 10-Week Low Near $400 Ethereum, the world's second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dropped to a 74-day low below $430 Sunday.

Quebec Is Weighing A Plan to Sell 500 Megawatts to Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 02:00

Quebec Is Weighing A Plan to Sell 500 Megawatts to Crypto Miners Hydro-Quebec has submitted to the Quebec government the main guidance to select crypto companies to work with.

Quebec Weighs Plan to Sell 500 Megawatts to Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 02:00

Quebec Weighs Plan to Sell 500 Megawatts to Crypto Miners Hydro-Quebec has submitted to the Quebec government the main guidance to select crypto companies to work with.

Chinese Police Arrest Crypto Miner for Power Theft

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 25. 00:00

Chinese Police Arrest Crypto Miner for Power Theft Chinese police have arrested a suspect on charges of alleged power theft, seizing 200 bitcoin and ethereum mining computers in the process.

Coinhive Users Speak Up After Being Investigated by Japanese Police

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 23:35

Coinhive Users Speak Up After Being Investigated by Japanese Police

The Japanese Police have been cracking down on users of remote mining software apps, such as Coinhive, without their website visitors’ consent. After being investigated and having their property impounded, users are speaking up about the unfairness of the investigation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Problems with the Investigations and Arrests […]

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The Poor Flip, the Rich Hodl, Startup Finds Out Tracing Its Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 20:50

The Poor Flip, the Rich Hodl, Startup Finds Out Tracing Its Tokens

The team of a young Ukrainian crypto company has made an effort to collect some interesting data about what happened with their tokens after the sale. It turns out investors from developing countries are inclined to sell the coins within months after their listing, while buyers from developed nations tend to hold them longer. Also […]

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Silicon Valley Whales Buy Diamonds in the Millions With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 18:50

Silicon Valley Whales Buy Diamonds in the Millions With Bitcoin

2018 might not be the best year for crypto investors so far, but a lot of wealth is still in the hands of long-term holders. The latest example of this comes from Silicon Valley where some people are using bitcoin to buy millions worth of expensive timepieces, diamonds and other luxury items. Also Read: This […]

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Markets Update: Triple Bottom Confirmed, but Where Will It Lead?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 16:50

Markets Update: Triple Bottom Confirmed, but Where Will It Lead?

Cryptocurrency bears are still clawing away at digital asset prices on Sunday, June 24 as most of the digital currency market values are down between 3-12 percent over the last 24-hours. The top cryptocurrency market held by bitcoin core (BTC) has touched a triple bottom at $5,832 during the early morning June 24 trading sessions. […]

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Can Bitcoin Cash Live Up to Its Hype? Real World Stress Test Is Coming

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 14:40

Can Bitcoin Cash Live Up to Its Hype? Real World Stress Test Is Coming

Bitcoin cash (BCH) is being called out, essentially asked if its blockchain and algorithmic infrastructure can hang while bombarded with millions of transactions thrown its way. It’s an effort by enthusiasts to demonstrate BCH resilience in the face of massive adoption and usage, and they’re inviting even haters to participate. Also read: Supremes Uphold Cell […]

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Since Twitter Won’t Stop Crypto Scammers, These Services Will

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 12:29

Since Twitter Won’t Stop Crypto Scammers, These Services Will

One of the most maddening things about lookalike Twitter scammers has been Twitter’s unwillingness to do anything about them. It’s not a complex problem to solve, and yet for months the micro-blogging service has prevaricated while the gullible public has given their ether away to flagrant scammers. A couple of third party services have now […]

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Overwinter Ahead: What Should Happen When Zcash's First Hard Fork Hits

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 24. 11:20

Overwinter Ahead: What Should Happen When Zcash's First Hard Fork Hits With its community aligned, Zcash's first hard fork, Overwinter, might not be exciting. But as always, you never really rule out a blockchain split.

Crypto Tourism Is Growing – For Better or Worse

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 24. 10:30

Crypto Tourism Is Growing – For Better or Worse From luxury cruises to Middle East startup tours, crypto enthusiasts are traveling the world, but it's not always seen in a positive light.

This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee Backs Off, Crypto World Cup and the Mystery of 21e8

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 10:28

This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee Backs Off, Crypto World Cup and the Mystery of 21e8

In this week’s daily Bitcoin in Brief editions we reported about McAfee’s decision to stop shilling ICOs, crypto businesses’ involvement in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and much more. We also explored, in this week’s most commented-on article, a secret mathematical code that tantalizes the imagination of many bitcoiners. Also Read: Exchanges, Payment and Wallet Firms […]

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No License Needed to Mine Cryptocurrencies in Ukraine

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 07:55

No License Needed to Mine Cryptocurrencies in Ukraine

Companies mining cryptocurrencies are not required to obtain a license, the Ukrainian state agency responsible for licensing regimes said this week. The annual revenue generated by the Ukrainian crypto mining industry amounts to over $100 million, according to recently published data. The country remains attractive to miners while mining costs in many other corners of […]

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Bitcoin Funded Silk Road Performance Earns a Residency at Trafalgar Studios

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 24. 01:24

Bitcoin Funded Silk Road Performance Earns a Residency at Trafalgar Studios

Last December news.Bitcoin.com reported on the theatrical version of people using the deep web in a play called the “Silk Road: How to Buy Drugs Online.” Since then the play got rave reviews after appearing at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe and the Vault festival. Now due to the show’s popularity, the performance is hosting the […]

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Indian Crypto Exchanges Prepare for RBI Ban – New Trading Tools, No Fiat

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 23:35

Indian Crypto Exchanges Prepare for RBI Ban – New Trading Tools, No Fiat

As the start of the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India approaches, cryptocurrency exchanges in the country are preparing to stop fiat deposits and withdrawals while boosting crypto-to-crypto trading. Zebpay plans to continue crypto-INR trading pairs even after the ban. Unocoin has launched a weighted basket order tool to simplify crypto investing. […]

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The Bitcoin-Culture Invasion: T-Shirts, Hats, Candles, Mugs, and More

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 18:50

The Bitcoin-Culture Invasion: T-Shirts, Hats, Candles, Mugs, and More

Over the past year and a half bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have caused a serious hype that’s stretched a bit into the mainstream. These days people hear about digital currencies more often and one reason is due to all the fantastic crypto-infused products that have invaded pop culture. Cryptocurrency clothing, knitted sweaters, socks, coffee mugs, and […]

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US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 16:50

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws Deputy […]

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4 Blockchain Entrepreneurs Win $100K Thiel Awards

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 23. 16:00

4 Blockchain Entrepreneurs Win $100K Thiel Awards Entrepreneurs and developers behind four different blockchain startups can add their names to the list of Thiel Fellowship awardees.

Wendy McElroy: Crypto as Class Warfare

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto as Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 1 Crypto as Class Warfare “Antagonism between the classes will be removed. I do not envisage a dead and artificial level among the people. There will be a variety among them as there is among the leaves of a […]

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Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 13:40

Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht

The United States Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision for the case Carpenter v. United States, ruled cops cannot access cell phone tracking information without a warrant. Around the country, privacy advocates and the mainstream media are hailing it as a “landmark” case. We’re told it has implications, “significance” for not only Fourth Amendment searches […]

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Crypto Non-Profits Are Flawed – Zcash Thinks It Can Change That

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 23. 12:20

Crypto Non-Profits Are Flawed – Zcash Thinks It Can Change That Ahead of the Zcash Foundation's first big gathering, crypto aficionados are watching to see if the non-profit can redeem a maligned governance model.

Crypto Trading 101: A Beginner's Guide to Candlesticks

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 23. 11:45

Crypto Trading 101: A Beginner's Guide to Candlesticks If you have ever been confused by patterns flashing on crypto charts, this crash course on candlesticks will help clear a few things up.

The Daily: Analysts Predict Bitcoin Will Rebound, Enthusiasm for State Coins Lost

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 11:35

The Daily: Analysts Predict Bitcoin Will Rebound, Enthusiasm for State Coins Lost

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we mention some optimistic mid to long term predictions for crypto markets. And while decentralized currencies are hurting in a bearish month, the prospects for state-issued virtual money look even dimmer. Another senior Swiss central banker has noted the diminishing enthusiasm of governments to mint digital coins. Venezuela gives an […]

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PR: Propy to Hold Real Estate Auction on Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 09:30

PR: Propy to Hold Real Estate Auction on Blockchain

Global property store with a decentralized registry Propy in collaboration with Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, a leading luxury brokerage are selling ownership for Rome’s architectural Masterpiece el Palazzetto Mansion in a historical blockchain auction. Set to begin on June 28th, 2018 at noon PST, the event will accept offers both in USD and in cryptocurrency.

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PR: Propy to Hold Historical Real Estate Auction on Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 09:30

PR: Propy to Hold Historical Real Estate Auction on Blockchain

Global property store with a decentralized registry Propy in collaboration with Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, a leading luxury brokerage are selling ownership for Rome’s architectural Masterpiece el Palazzetto Mansion in a historical blockchain auction. Set to begin on June 28th, 2018 at noon PST, the event will accept offers both in USD and in cryptocurrency.

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Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 02:40

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility Hydro-Quebec with requests for mining operations. In addition, several crypto-related proposals have been submitted including one that requires crypto firms to bid for power. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Crypto Markets, Weak Demand from Miners Hurt GPU Producers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 23. 00:42

Crypto Markets, Weak Demand from Miners Hurt GPU Producers

Dipping cryptocurrency markets are hurting not only crypto holders but also a number of related businesses and sectors. Manufacturers of hardware that can be used in mining applications, like GPU makers Nvidia, AMD and their OEM partners, are also hit by weak demand in the sector which is pushing inventories up. Also read: Bitcoin Businesses […]

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Bithumb Lowers Theft Estimate – Will Fully Repay Customers Despite Deficient Insurance

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 22:40

Bithumb Lowers Theft Estimate – Will Fully Repay Customers Despite Deficient Insurance

South Korean exchange Bithumb has lowered its theft estimate from the original amount after undergoing some of the recovery process. The exchange promises to fully repay customers using its own fund even though its insurance is unlikely to cover the loss. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Theft Amount Reduced South Korea’s […]

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EOS' Blockchain Arbitrator Orders Freeze of 27 Accounts

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 22:15

EOS' Blockchain Arbitrator Orders Freeze of 27 Accounts For the second time in EOS' infancy, transactions are being censored. For some, it's a way to stop scammers. For others, it's centralized overreach.

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $6,000 to Hit New Low for 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 21:55

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $6,000 to Hit New Low for 2018 The price of bitcoin slid below $6,000 on Friday, hitting a new low for 2018.

Bitcoin Price Falls to New 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 21:55

Bitcoin Price Falls to New 2018 Low The price of bitcoin slid below $6,000 on Friday, hitting a new low for 2018.

Introducing Gitcash.io the Bitcoin Cash Powered Github Tipping App

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 20:40

Introducing Gitcash.io the Bitcoin Cash Powered Github Tipping App

On Friday, June 22 a new bitcoin cash tipping application has been announced called Gitcash.io. The new platform allows registered Github users to tip each other with BCH using the web-based hosting service tethered to the Gitcash.io service. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Football: Multiplayer World Cup App Powered By BCH Gitcash.io Allows Github Users to Tip […]

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Bitcoin's Price Hit Its Lowest Point Since Early February

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 19:21

Bitcoin's Price Hit Its Lowest Point Since Early February The price of bitcoin fell to levels last seen on February 6th of this year following news of security concerns with Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges.

Bitcoin Price Drops to Within $100 of 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 19:21

Bitcoin Price Drops to Within $100 of 2018 Low The price of bitcoin fell to within $100 of its 2018 low Friday morning as last weeks rally proved to be short-lived.

Bitfinex's Chief Strategy Officer Leaves Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 18:57

Bitfinex's Chief Strategy Officer Leaves Crypto Exchange Crypto exchange Bitfinex's chief strategy officer Phil Potter is leaving the firm, Reuters reported Friday.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Tumble Before the Weekend

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 18:40

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Tumble Before the Weekend

Cryptocurrency markets are slumping today as most digital asset markets are seeing losses between 8-20 percent over the past 24-hours. Lots of speculators are attributing the dump to the recent measures taken by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), asking cryptocurrency exchanges like Bitflyer to make improvements to the Japanese trading platforms’ anti-money laundering practices. Also […]

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US Senate Hearing Will Look at Crypto's Impact on Elections

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 17:10

US Senate Hearing Will Look at Crypto's Impact on Elections The U.S. policymakers will look into potential risks that digital currencies could pose to the American democracy.

Bitcoin Cash Football: Multiplayer World Cup App Powered By BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 16:39

Bitcoin Cash Football: Multiplayer World Cup App Powered By BCH

This week as the world watches the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a new online game called Bitcoin Cash Football has been launched where users can play as managers or players within a season of matches. Players earn fractions of bitcoin cash (BCH) by playing the game, but Bitcoin Cash Football is also having a World […]

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Litecoin Sinks to Lowest Price in 7 Months

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 15:50

Litecoin Sinks to Lowest Price in 7 Months Litecoin's (LTC) price hit a seven-month low on Friday as the cryptocurrency markets turned risk-averse.

US Congressman: SEC's Stance on Ether Is 'Encouraging'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 15:00

US Congressman: SEC's Stance on Ether Is 'Encouraging' Republican Congressman Tom Emmer has praised the SEC for its recent comment indicating that ether is not a security.

US Federal Reserve Launches Cryptocurrency Index

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 14:42

US Federal Reserve Launches Cryptocurrency Index

This week the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis added cryptocurrency to their Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database. It’s a seemingly small gesture, but one that signals to most observers crypto’s maturation, at least in the eyes of arguably the most important central banking institution in the world.   Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek […]

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Mt Gox to Enter Civil Rehabilitation in Major Win for Creditors

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 13:48

Mt Gox to Enter Civil Rehabilitation in Major Win for Creditors Mt. Gox's bankruptcy proceedings have been halted and its bitcoin holdings could soon be distributed to creditors seeking reimbursement.

Mt. Gox Creditors’ Legal Victory: “Enormous Assets” to be Returned

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 13:30

Mt. Gox Creditors’ Legal Victory: “Enormous Assets” to be Returned

The Mt. Gox Creditor (mtgoxcreditor) posted Commencement of Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings of Mt. Gox today, indicating a victory for creditors long wondering if an attempt would be made at making them financially whole. The Tokyo District Court ordered commencement of civil rehabilitation proceedings, and as such “enormous assets, which were to be distributed to Mt. […]

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Taiwan’s Financial Regulator to Conduct Limited Oversight of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 12:40

Taiwan’s Financial Regulator to Conduct Limited Oversight of Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan has indicated its intentions to maintain only a limited oversight of cryptocurrencies. The regulator said it’s going to focus mainly on the enforcement of anti-money laundering policies, while remaining open towards innovations like those coming from the crypto sector. Also read: Bitcoin Businesses Denied Banking Services in Ireland Not […]

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Fur Real? Businesses Test CryptoKitties-Inspired Ethereum Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 12:00

Fur Real? Businesses Test CryptoKitties-Inspired Ethereum Tech Startup Arianee believes the token technology can be used to help luxury brands create unique identities for bespoke handbags and expensive watches.

New Crypto Exchange Draws Fire Over Controversial Business Model

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 11:01

New Crypto Exchange Draws Fire Over Controversial Business Model FCoin has launched to spiking trading volumes by utilizing a new revenue model called "trans-fee mining," but the method has been likened to an ICO.

FCoin Crypto Exchange Draws Fire for New 'Trans-Fee Mining' Model

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 11:01

FCoin Crypto Exchange Draws Fire for New 'Trans-Fee Mining' Model FCoin has launched to spiking trading volumes by utilizing a new revenue model called "trans-fee mining," but the method has been likened to an ICO.

FCoin Crypto Exchange Draws Fire for Controversial Business Model

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 11:01

FCoin Crypto Exchange Draws Fire for Controversial Business Model FCoin has launched to spiking trading volumes by utilizing a new revenue model called "trans-fee mining," but the method has been likened to an ICO.

Japan Penalizes Crypto Exchanges – Yakuza Involvement Confirmed

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 10:45

Japan Penalizes Crypto Exchanges – Yakuza Involvement Confirmed

The Japanese regulator has issued business improvement orders to six of the country’s 16 fully-licensed crypto exchanges including Bitflyer, Quoine, and Tech Bureau. The agency confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com that at least one of the six exchanges has some form of involvement with the Yakuza. Responding to the improvement order, Bitflyer has halted new account registrations. […]

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Only a Third of the Richest Informed on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 10:05

Only a Third of the Richest Informed on Bitcoin

Despite seeing their investment return above 20% in 2017 for two consecutive years, the richest people in the world say they are not fully satisfied with their asset managers and want to learn more about crypto. Also read: At Least $20 Billion in Crypto Investment Awaits Custody Streamlining, Approval Only a Third of the Richest Were […]

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Bitcoin Eyes Bear Revival After Key Support Breached

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 10:05

Bitcoin Eyes Bear Revival After Key Support Breached Bitcoin's bears have seized the upper hand and forced a rising wedge breakdown, the technical charts indicate.

Japan's Financial Watchdog Orders AML Shake-Up at 6 Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 09:00

Japan's Financial Watchdog Orders AML Shake-Up at 6 Crypto Exchanges Japan's Financial Services Agency has issued business improvement orders to six licensed crypto exchanges operating in the country.

Bitcoin in Brief: Plagiary, Numerology, and Nano Does a No-No

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 08:05

Bitcoin in Brief: Plagiary, Numerology, and Nano Does a No-No

From the serious to the ridiculous, today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief has got it all, and by “all” read “a varied selection of crypto-related topics numbering no less than four and no more than six.” That doesn’t sound nearly as alluring though, does it? All it is then. Take a deep breath and let’s […]

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The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 08:00

The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance) Introducing on-chain governance to crypto networks is likely to make them more like nation-states with the inefficiencies that entails.

Korean Government to Lead 6 Blockchain Pilots With $9 Million Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 06:03

Korean Government to Lead 6 Blockchain Pilots With $9 Million Fund A South Korean government agency has announced a plan to boost blockchain adoption in the country.

Zcash Pays Off Disgruntled Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 04:00

Zcash Pays Off Disgruntled Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split After spending his time developing zcash's most popular wallet software, the developer threatened a hard fork in an effort to secure more funds.

Zcash Pays Off Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 04:00

Zcash Pays Off Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split After spending his time developing zcash's most popular wallet software, the developer threatened a hard fork in an effort to secure more funds.

Investigation Underway: Korean Government Seeks Cause of Crypto Hacks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 03:20

Investigation Underway: Korean Government Seeks Cause of Crypto Hacks

Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities will also perform security checks on all crypto exchanges’ systems. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government’s Response The South Korean government announced on Wednesday, June 20, that it […]

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Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 03:20

Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities will also perform security checks on all crypto exchanges’ systems. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government’s Response The South Korean government announced on Wednesday, June 20, that it […]

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Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 02:00

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks Technology giant Tencent said it was teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security problems and crimes.

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner to Fight Blockchain Crime

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 02:00

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner to Fight Blockchain Crime Technology giant Tencent said it was teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security problems and crimes.

At Least $20 Billion in Crypto Investment Awaits Custody Streamlining, Approval

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 22. 01:20

At Least $20 Billion in Crypto Investment Awaits Custody Streamlining, Approval

Rumor has it vaunted, long awaited institutional money, big investment in crypto is coming. One of the many holdups involves custody regulation, as both large funds and those ecosystem companies best poised look for a smooth way to guard cryptocurrency holdings securely, alleviating whales’ greatest fears: theft and loss. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill […]

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ICON Token Swap Underway With 'No Issues,' Foundation Says

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 22. 00:00

ICON Token Swap Underway With 'No Issues,' Foundation Says ICON's token migration, from ethereum to its own blockchain, is underway - and off to a smooth start, according to its Foundation.

License Needed for Crypto Trading, Circulation, and Settlement in Cambodia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 23:20

License Needed for Crypto Trading, Circulation, and Settlement in Cambodia

Three Cambodian government bodies have jointly announced that the propagation, circulation, buying, selling, trading, and settlement of cryptocurrencies without obtaining a license are illegal activities. The agencies have also outlined four main risks associated with crypto trading or investing. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space License Needed The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), […]

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Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 21:20

Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook

According to reports a Chinese economics textbook that’s used in some of China’s leading universities states that the notorious Dr. Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. The university textbook authored by Frederic Mishkin calls Wright an “Australian geek” who invented the cryptocurrency bitcoin almost ten years ago. Also Read: “I Am the Real […]

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21e800: Bitcoin, Satoshi and the Mystery Twitter Is Obsessing Over

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 21:00

21e800: Bitcoin, Satoshi and the Mystery Twitter Is Obsessing Over The hash value of bitcoin block 528249 unlocked on Tuesday has the crypto community in wonder about the potential hidden meaning behind "21e800".

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration Today

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 19:35

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration Today Tron, a top ten cryptocurrency, will embark on a token migration from ethereum to its new mainnet on Thursday.

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 19:35

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration Tron, a top ten cryptocurrency, will embark on a token migration from ethereum to its new mainnet on Thursday.

Crypto Exchanges, Payment and Wallet Firms Join EU Police to Fight Privacy

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 19:20

Crypto Exchanges, Payment and Wallet Firms Join EU Police to Fight Privacy

About sixteen major cryptocurrency exchanges, payment processors and digital wallet providers have joined the EU’s law enforcement agency for an event about preventing money laundering. The three-day conference on digital currencies and cyber crime began on Tuesday in the Hague. Also Read: The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land with Bitcoin “Tracing and […]

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Ex-FDIC Chair Bair: 'I Welcome' New Rules for Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 19:01

Ex-FDIC Chair Bair: 'I Welcome' New Rules for Crypto Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair thinks the U.S. needs to create an entirely new regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Businesses Denied Banking Services in Ireland

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 17:20

Bitcoin Businesses Denied Banking Services in Ireland

Leading companies from the crypto sector in Ireland have complained they are being denied services by some of the country’s major financial institutions. Among the affected businesses are bitcoin exchange Bitcove, winner of the bank-sponsored “Best Business Startup” award, and Ireland’s “longest running” bitcoin broker, Eircoin.   Also read: Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to […]

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Ripple CEO Defends XRP Token's Utility at Fintech Conference

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 17:00

Ripple CEO Defends XRP Token's Utility at Fintech Conference "Let's be clear: Ripple is different than XRP," said Ripple head Brad Garlinghouse during day two of CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference.

Ripple CEO Defends XRP's Utility at Fintech Conference

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 17:00

Ripple CEO Defends XRP's Utility at Fintech Conference "Let's be clear: Ripple is different than XRP," said Ripple head Brad Garlinghouse during day two of CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference.

Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 16:05

Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center Stanford University launches the Center for Blockchain Research and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is one of the sponsors.

Why the Cryptosphere Is Losing Its Mind Over This 18-Digit Number

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 15:20

Why the Cryptosphere Is Losing Its Mind Over This 18-Digit Number

00000000000000000021e800 – that’s 18 zeros followed by 21e8 and another two zeros – doesn’t look particularly remarkable. Nor does 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a, which is the complete hash it’s associated with. And yet this series of numbers and letters has sent the cryptosphere into overdrive, sparking talk of quantum computing breakthroughs, time travel, Satoshi’s return, and the hidden […]

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Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 15:13

Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion That's not something you see every day: an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that makes a reference to cryptocurrencies.

IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With $50 Million Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 14:00

IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With $50 Million Fund Bluehill, a startup incubator for global blockchain projects, launched on Thursday after raising $50 million to support the IOST ecosystem.

Bithumb Working With Other Crypto Exchanges to Recover Hacked Funds

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 13:46

Bithumb Working With Other Crypto Exchanges to Recover Hacked Funds South Korea's Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange said Thursday that it may be able to reduce the losses arising from a major hack earlier this week.

A Hands On Review of the New Card-Shaped Hardware Device Coolwallet S

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 13:22

A Hands On Review of the New Card-Shaped Hardware Device Coolwallet S

This week news.Bitcoin.com received the new Coolwallet S — the cryptocurrency hardware wallet shaped like a credit card. As we previously reported, the interesting digital asset storage card started shipping last month so we decided to give the wallet a hands on review. Also read: North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements […]

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Ethereum Accelerator to Offer Crypto Coders Resources and 'Reality Check'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 12:59

Ethereum Accelerator to Offer Crypto Coders Resources and 'Reality Check' A blockchain company known as a hub of startups is expanding its reach, launching a new San Francisco-based startup accelerator.

Cheetah's New App Lets Crypto Investors Track Portfolios on the Go

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 12:00

Cheetah's New App Lets Crypto Investors Track Portfolios on the Go Beijing-based app developer Cheetah Mobile is releasing an app that lets investors monitor cryptocurrency portfolios over multiple platforms.

The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 11:20

The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land with Bitcoin

A musician who wants to use cryptocurrency to create a “real-life Wakanda” in Africa is the main feature in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additional stories include an ICO mogul who bought land worth $19 million with bitcoin, a massive trove of Coinbase customers’ complaints and more. Also Read: Control of Highly Demanded Crypto […]

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This $575 Million ICO With Royal Backing Is So Crazy, It Might Be Real

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 11:00

This $575 Million ICO With Royal Backing Is So Crazy, It Might Be Real A video-on-demand service that shares ad revenues with viewers and creators has raised more than half a billion bucks in a private token sale.

$7K Resistance Is Capping Bitcoin's Upside Price Potential

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 10:01

$7K Resistance Is Capping Bitcoin's Upside Price Potential Bitcoin's bulls are struggling to force a rally, despite a still-favorable short-term set-up on the technical charts.

New Resistance Could Cap Bitcoin's Upside Price Potential

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 10:01

New Resistance Could Cap Bitcoin's Upside Price Potential Bitcoin's bulls are struggling to force a rally, despite a still-favorable short-term set-up on the technical charts.

PR: StreamDesk Starts the 2 Phase of ICO And Offers to Test Beta-Version

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 09:30

PR: StreamDesk Starts the 2 Phase of ICO And Offers to Test Beta-Version

Cryptocurrency trading completely free of intermediaries will be very soon available with the advent of StreamDesk Service. A beta-version of the decentralized platform based on the smart-contract architecture will be launched on June 25 along with the phase #2 of its ICO campaign, the project’s team reveals. According to the announcement, early birds will be able to use the service free of commission.

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Amsterdam's Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 09:00

Amsterdam's Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Cryptos Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has launched an ATM that allows departing travelers to exchange their remaining euros for bitcoin or ethereum.

Amsterdam Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 09:00

Amsterdam Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Crypto Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has launched an ATM that allows departing travelers to exchange their remaining euros for bitcoin or ethereum.

St Louis Fed Now Tracks Crypto Prices on Its Research Database

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 08:00

St Louis Fed Now Tracks Crypto Prices on Its Research Database The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank is now tracking the prices of four top cryptos in its economic research database, FRED.

Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 07:10

Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services

Unnamed sources suggest popular free crypto and stock trading application (app), Robinhood, is negotiating with US regulators about prospects for it becoming a bank, complete with traditional services such as savings accounts. It’s still early going, and very preliminary, but such an arrangement could well be the future of banking. Also read: Bitcoin More Influential […]

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National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 07:00

National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab China's federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is eyeing blockchain technology, the school announced this week. 

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency Market Index

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 06:00

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency Market Index The Huobi Pro exchange has announced that Bloomberg now provides the HUOBI10 crypto market index on its terminal service. 

Amid Crypto Bear Market, Attention Turns to Small-Time Investors

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 04:00

Amid Crypto Bear Market, Attention Turns to Small-Time Investors When it came to crypto, the focus was on retail investors – not only on protecting them but also on giving them a chance – during CB Insights' event.

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 21. 03:10

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Following multiple hack reports, the South Korean government explains how it will strengthen the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges. A bill has already been submitted which imposes multiple new obligations on crypto exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Korean Government’s Solution Following recent reports of multiple security breaches at cryptocurrency exchanges, […]

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Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 21. 02:00

Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, just won another crypto-related patent.

North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 23:40

North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements

The state of North Carolina has pushed the passage of House Bill 86 and some digital currency advocates and firms like Coinbase believe the bill makes the state more friendly towards cryptocurrency businesses. At the moment North Carolina’s House Bill 86 has been presented to Governor Roy Cooper and awaits his signature. Also read: Major Korean […]

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Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 21:55

Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report Tether announced its tokens are fully-backed by real cash according to a third-party review but the crypto community doesn't seem convinced.

France Warns of Several Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Platforms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 21:40

France Warns of Several Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Platforms

France’s financial markets regulator has issued a new warning against unauthorized platforms offering cryptocurrency investments. The regulator has added four websites to its list of blacklisted domains offering crypto investments without authorization. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space French Regulator’s Warning The French financial markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), […]

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Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto Regulation

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 20:15

Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto Regulation The U.S. government needs to develop reasonable regulations around the nascent cryptocurrency space, said OMB director Mick Mulvaney.

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 19:42

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K Members of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, must begin disclosing cryptocurrency investments that exceed $1,000.

Control of Highly Demanded Crypto Classes May Spark Turf War at Universities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 19:40

Control of Highly Demanded Crypto Classes May Spark Turf War at Universities

Can only a law professor teach about smart contracts? Universities have faced several challenges with adding crypto classes to their curriculum such as a scarcity of knowledgeable lecturers and an ecosystem that develops much faster than they can reprint books. Now they also have to worry about different departments bickering over control of the multifaceted […]

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Tether Shows Law Firm Its Funds But Stops Short of an Audit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 18:10

Tether Shows Law Firm Its Funds But Stops Short of an Audit

Tether has released a surprise “Transparency Update” that purports to show it has enough funds in the bank to cover the $2.6 billion of USDT in circulation. The company has stopped short of a full audit, however, leaving critics bemoaning  Tether’s inability to settle the solvency debate once and for all. Also read: Major Korean Crypto […]

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PR: Essentia.one Earmarks $11m to Foster Development of Projects Based on Its Protocol

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 17:30

PR: Essentia.one Earmarks $11m to Foster Development of Projects Based on Its Protocol

The decentralized interoperability protocol Essentia is set to launch a fund valued at over $11 million to expand their ecosystem and incentivize projects to be built on top of the platform.

The fund will drive development of a thriving program to accelerate real world adoption of blockchain technology, based around Essentia’s enterprise-oriented solutions, while forging close ties with the community, without whom we could not have reached this stage. Over the last few months, we’ve been privileged to meet many of you at conferences and blockchain events around the world, and have relished the sense of camaraderie and the enthusiasm you’ve shown for the decentralized systems we’re building. Your interest is clearly visible in the dAppstore as well, where you keep voting for the best applications to be integrated to the framework. We’ve also been grateful of your support in participating in the Essentia pre-sale and forthcoming public sale, which commences on June 25. In the meanwhile check out 10 reasons why Essentia is worth the wait!

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Robinhood CEO: It's 'Very Foolish' to Rule Out Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 16:25

Robinhood CEO: It's 'Very Foolish' to Rule Out Bitcoin More than a million people signed up to trade cryptocurrencies after Robinhood first announced the feature, co-CEO Vlad Tenev said Wednesday.

Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 16:00

Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems Smart contracts project Enigma will use Intel tech to help secure one of the first public blockchains utilizing privacy-preserving "secret contracts."

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 15:40

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

On June 17, 2018, the 21 block producers or nodes that run the EOS network chose to freeze seven accounts that were allegedly stolen from EOS community members. According to reports, all 21 block producers unanimously decided to freeze the compromised assets but the decision was met with controversy from the EOS community, and possibly […]

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The SEC Just Froze One ICO's Accounts for A Second Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 15:31

The SEC Just Froze One ICO's Accounts for A Second Time The SEC is once more taking action against a co-founder of the PlexCoin ICO project, having already sued him over securities violations and fraud.

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans for Real-Life 'Wakanda'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 14:45

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans for Real-Life 'Wakanda' Add Akon to the list of celebrities who are launching their own cryptocurrencies.

You Can Now Exchange Your Leftover Euros for Crypto at Schiphol Airport

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 13:30

You Can Now Exchange Your Leftover Euros for Crypto at Schiphol Airport

One of the most inconvenient things about international travel is getting stuck with foreign money that can’t be accepted in your home country. Luckily for passengers and visitors to Schiphol Airport, they now have the chance to experience the benefits of a truly global currency first hand and get rid of their fiat at the […]

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Tether Review Claims Crypto Asset Fully Backed – But There's a Catch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 13:00

Tether Review Claims Crypto Asset Fully Backed – But There's a Catch Tether has finally produced a third-party report proclaiming that its cryptocurrency, USDT, is fully backed by U.S. dollars – with some big caveats.

Brazil's Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

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2018. Jun. 20. 12:00

Brazil's Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators Banco Central do Brasil is building a blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of data exchanged between financial authorities.

Bitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:30

Bitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange Hack Bitcoin remains on the hunt for $7,000 despite news that the a South Korean crypto exchange has been hacked.

Bitcoin Price Steady Above $6K Despite Bithumb Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:30

Bitcoin Price Steady Above $6K Despite Bithumb Hack Bitcoin remains on the hunt for $7,000 despite news that the a South Korean crypto exchange has been hacked.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning Nears

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 10:13

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning Nears

John McAfee’s decision to stop shilling ICOs as a regulatory day of reckoning draws near is the top item in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additional stories include Bittorrent trying to reassure users it wont cryptojack them to mine tron, Binance’s latest venture in Malta, a tether replacement getting VC backing, and Paris Hilton’s dad […]

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A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 10:00

A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading A month after listing ethereum-based futures for trading, U.K exchange Crypto Facilities is now launching a derivative product for litecoin.

PR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain Environment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 09:30

PR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain Environment

DECOIN’s 2nd pre-sale stage, featuring a 39% bonus, ends Friday, June 22nd.. A Community-Driven Development Solution

DECOIN, a revenue-sharing exchange and trading platform, has a simple, albeit ingenious solution to the problems hampering cryptocurrency exchanges. They use proof-of-stake (PoS) as a means of validating DECOIN wallet transactions and sharing the value created by the exchange. Instead of requiring a MasterNode, users with a minimum amount of DECOIN are entitled to a proportionate return on their investment.

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Bithumb Exchange's $31 Million Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 09:10

Bithumb Exchange's $31 Million Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know) Hours after an exchange breach that saw $31 million stolen from Bithumb, more details have surfaced, but some questions still remain unanswered.

Bithumb $31 Million Crypto Exchange Hack: What We Know (And Don't)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 09:10

Bithumb $31 Million Crypto Exchange Hack: What We Know (And Don't) Hours after an exchange breach that saw $31 million stolen from Bithumb, more details have surfaced, but some questions still remain unanswered.

Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 08:20

Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has leased a chapter from its forthcoming annual report that delivers a critical appraisal of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The report attacks virtual currencies from several main standpoints: claiming that cryptocurrencies do not effectively perform monetary functions due to price volatility, that the retail adoption of blockchain-based payment mechanisms would […]

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EOS Locked 7 Accounts and It Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 08:00

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and It Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto Seven EOS accounts were frozen to prevent token theft. But does this seemingly moral decision spell havoc for the broader crypto market?

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and This Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 08:00

EOS Locked 7 Accounts and This Has Implications for Everyone in Crypto Seven EOS accounts were frozen to prevent token theft. But does this seemingly moral decision spell havoc for the broader crypto market?

Major Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million Vanishes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 06:20

Major Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million Vanishes

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange announced on its website that between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, Korean time, 35 billion won (about 31.5 million USD) worth of cryptocurrencies vanished. Just a few hours later, the announcement was taken down, along with promises of compensation. At press time, it appears Twitter announcements of the heist […]

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Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls 'in Minutes'

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2018. Jun. 20. 06:00

Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls 'in Minutes' A group of industry stakeholders is trialing a blockchain system designed to more efficiently cover margin calls in securities trading.

Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 20. 04:40

Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever

US Senate candidate Austin Petersen revealed his campaign received, and promptly returned, a giant amount of bitcoin this week, as the donation ran afoul of financing laws. Leading candidate for the Libertarian Party’s national chair, Joshua Smith, has made cryptocurrency a key part of his platform heading into the convention. Candidate for congress, coder Brian […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals Amid $31 Million Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 02:01

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals Amid $31 Million Hack Bithumb, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea by trading volume, confirmed a hack of $31 million worth of cryptos on its platform today.

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals After $31 Million Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 02:01

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals After $31 Million Hack Bithumb, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea by trading volume, confirmed a hack of $31 million worth of cryptos on its platform today.

$800 Million ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 00:05

$800 Million ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours ICON is gearing up for its token swap which will see its ERC20 tokens exchanged for mainnet ICX coins.

$800 Million: ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 20. 00:05

$800 Million: ICON's Token Swap to Take Place Within 24 Hours ICON is gearing up for its token swap which will see its ERC20 tokens exchanged for mainnet ICX coins.

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 22:50

Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions

Turkey’s so called “national” crypto, Turcoin, has turned out to be a classical example of a Ponzi scheme, local media reported. The founders of the “alternative” digital currency are believed to have fled the country with millions of dollars collected from defrauded investors. The company behind the Turkish token stopped distributing dividends earlier in June. […]

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Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:50

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking The founder of a smaller cryptocurrency called Tron is acquiring BitTorrent for $120 million and social media is alight over the real reason "why."

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking About It

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:50

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking About It The founder of a smaller cryptocurrency called Tron is acquiring BitTorrent for $120 million and social media is alight over the real reason "why."

Bitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 21:15

Bitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO For Lloyd Blankfein, bitcoin just isn't his thing.

“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 20:50

“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

This week the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community had found that two trademark filings for the phrase ‘Bitcoin Cash’ were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) over the past year. One trademark filing was registered with the USPTO on May 18, 2018, but the individual who registered it may be an accused […]

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BitTorrent Has 'No Plans to Change' After $120 Million Tron Acquisition

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 20:32

BitTorrent Has 'No Plans to Change' After $120 Million Tron Acquisition BitTorrent said it has "no plans to enable mining of cryptocurrency now or in the future" in a statement on Tuesday.

The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 19:20

The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization

There’s been a lot of controversy over the past few weeks stemming from the anonymous Twitter handle and co-owner of Bitcoin.org, ‘Cobra Bitcoin.’ The well-known BTC community member has been at the forefront of contentious subjects for many years now, and this week Cobra is claiming that one man has control of more than 51 […]

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The World's Largest Brewer Is Using Ethereum to Track Ad Data

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2018. Jun. 19. 19:05

The World's Largest Brewer Is Using Ethereum to Track Ad Data Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to make a splash in the digital advertising supply chain with the help of blockchain technology.

Crypto Startup Circle Reveals How It Chooses New Token Listings

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 17:55

Crypto Startup Circle Reveals How It Chooses New Token Listings Blockchain startup Circle released its cryptocurrency listing criteria for its trading and investment platforms on Tuesday.

PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 17:30

PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”

On June 29, 2018, Bloomberg will host a half-day, invitation-only "The Future of Cryptocurrencies" event at Bloomberg’s offices in the heart of London, England. The event will focus on the future of cryptocurrencies, where subject-matter experts and leading industry players from the virtual currency market will discuss crypto's regulatory future, the factors driving its volatility and potential trading strategies. More than 200 industry executives, including attendees from such global giants as UBS, Societe Generale and IBM to name a few, are expected to attend.

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Medium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 17:20

Medium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto Companies

Cryptocurrency, a technology based upon principles of transparency, accountability, and censorship-resistance, is facing further censorship. Blogging service Medium joins a long list of platforms to have clamped down on crypto content together with Facebook, Google, and Mailchimp. As a service that’s meant to support free speech, Medium’s crackdown is all the more mystifying. Also read: Freedom […]

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John McAfee Won't Promote ICOs Anymore Because of 'SEC Threats'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 17:10

John McAfee Won't Promote ICOs Anymore Because of 'SEC Threats' John McAfee said in a tweet early this morning that he is "no longer working with ICOs" nor promoting them because of "threats" from SEC.

Tron Price Spikes After Blockchain Founder Acquires BitTorrent

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 16:00

Tron Price Spikes After Blockchain Founder Acquires BitTorrent Tron saw double-digit gains Tuesday after announcing it acquired BitTorrent for $140 million.

IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 15:16

IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain IBM iX and ad software provider Mediaocean are forming a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues in advertising.

Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 15:10

Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail has unveiled its plan to resume service despite surrounding controversies. The exchange reportedly removed a key part of its terms of service right before it was allegedly hacked, arousing suspicions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Service Could Resume Around July 15 South Korea’s seventh largest crypto […]

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Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 13:10

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies

On June 18 the non-profit organization the Freedom of the Press Foundation announced people can now donate five different cryptocurrencies to the organization that supports free speech, whistleblowers and the freedom of the press. The foundation details cryptocurrency donations in BCH, LTC, ZEC, ETH, and BTC will help fund the various projects that promote freedom […]

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Crypto Trading Without License Is 'Illegal,' Cambodian Regulators Say

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 13:00

Crypto Trading Without License Is 'Illegal,' Cambodian Regulators Say Buying, selling, trading and settlement of cryptocurrencies is now illegal without a license, according to a statement from Cambodian authorities.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Bets, Viruses, Messages, All Because of Football

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 12:20

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Bets, Viruses, Messages, All Because of Football

The world loves football (or soccer) and crypto companies won’t let the craze expire without tapping into it. Fans can now make predictions and place bets on a blockchain-based platform with a prize fund in cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, not only legitimate businesses, but also scammers have been trying to take advantage of the emotions surrounding the […]

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Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledgers: A Central Banker's View

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 12:00

Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledgers: A Central Banker's View The man in charge of China's quest to research and deploy distributed ledgers outlines his view on the breakthroughs of bitcoin and potential of DLT.

Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 11:10

Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation

What is a proud college dropout, world traveler, Ayn Rand devotee, and son of an international arms dealer doing artfully, doggedly defending bitcoin as a form of cash? Not even out of his 20s, Derek Magill is many times wiser than his chronological age lets on. In fact, he’s arguably the most important apologist around […]

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Former Indian Lawmaker Declared 'Offender' in Bitcoin Extortion Case

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 11:00

Former Indian Lawmaker Declared 'Offender' in Bitcoin Extortion Case A former Indian politician allegedly involved in a $1.3 million bitcoin extortion case has been declared a "proclaimed offender" by a local court.

$7k? Bitcoin Price Looks North After Six-Day High

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 09:45

$7k? Bitcoin Price Looks North After Six-Day High Despite the bearish chart setup, bitcoin rose to a six-day high on Monday, putting a corrective rally to $7,000 back on the map

PR: Introducing Socios 2.0 – Football on the Blockchain Socios.com

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:30

PR: Introducing Socios 2.0 – Football on the Blockchain Socios.com

New Platform Digitizes The ‘Socios’ Model, Fusing Crowd-Management With Blockchain Technology To Create A New Era Of Fan Engagement & Monetization In Football

Mediarex, the Malta-based, Binance-backed fintech and sports company, who recently raised more than $65 million through a private token sale for its blockchain-based sports platform, will launch the world’s first fan engagement and fan monetization platform for the football industry through Socios.com.

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Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 09:10

U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority […]

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Major Crypto Exchanges Face Action Over Money-Laundering Fears

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 09:00

Major Crypto Exchanges Face Action Over Money-Laundering Fears Japan's Financial Service Agency is further cracking down on what it considers lax compliance with AML rules at larger, licensed exchanges.

Central Banks Will Jump-Start the Decentralization of Money

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 08:00

Central Banks Will Jump-Start the Decentralization of Money While the thought may disappoint cypherpunks, the first step of a transition toward a true "money of the people" will be implemented by central banks.

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Self-Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 07:10

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Self-Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

The association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given […]

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All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 07:10

All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

The association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given […]

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Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800,000 in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 06:00

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800,000 in Siacoin Cryptocurrency A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to hack into computers owned by internet cafes to mine cryptos.

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 06:00

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to place malware on internet cafe computers to mine cryptos.

Brave Browser Launches Trial for Advertising Program

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 05:10

Brave Browser Launches Trial for Advertising Program

Brave Software, the publisher of an open-source web browser boasting enhanced privacy features, built-in ad blocker, and built-in cryptocurrency (Basic Attention Token [BAT]), has commenced the trial phase of its ad program. Brave users who participate in the trial for the program will be paid a sum of BAT proportional to