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

CoinDesk

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'

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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 70% of the company’s […]

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One Mathematician's Mission to Boost Bitcoin's Privacy (And Soon)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 03:51

One Mathematician's Mission to Boost Bitcoin's Privacy (And Soon) Blockstream researcher Andrew Poelstra's efforts to create a more private bitcoin aren't about extremes, but about protecting the everyman.

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 03:10

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact […]

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UBS CEO: Blockchain Is 'Almost A Must' for Business

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 19. 02:00

UBS CEO: Blockchain Is 'Almost A Must' for Business The CEO of UBS Group AG endorsed blockchain technology in an interview, suggesting that it is "almost a must" for business.

Chainbet Protocol Adds Trustless Multiplayer Bets, Auctions, and Dice Rolls

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 01:10

Chainbet Protocol Adds Trustless Multiplayer Bets, Auctions, and Dice Rolls

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Chainbet protocol created by the developer Jonald Fyookball, designed to add trustless betting features to the Bitcoin Cash network. Following the launch of this concept, the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia messed around with the idea and completed the first on-chain atomic bet. Now, this week the Chainbet contributors Fyookball, […]

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Strong Demand for Crypto Experts on the Russian Labor Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 19. 00:10

Strong Demand for Crypto Experts on the Russian Labor Market

Statistics from leading job search platforms indicate that the demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain specialists in Russia remains strong. Most employers offering these vacancies are either IT companies or banks. The competition for crypto expertise is getting tougher, as the country is preparing to finally regulate the fintech sector.   Also read: Crypto Incomes Declared […]

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Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Were Down 12% to 19% in May 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 22:10

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Were Down 12% to 19% in May 2018

No need to beat yourself up if your cryptocurrency portfolio exhibited less than stellar performance in May. Even the professional traders employed by the big hedge funds active in the space have suffered double digit declines during the previous month.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market Crypto Hedge […]

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Cold Reception? Crypto Critics Ignite After EOS Blockchain 'Freeze'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 22:00

Cold Reception? Crypto Critics Ignite After EOS Blockchain 'Freeze' Over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. 

This Japanese Village Is Planning Its Own ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 21:10

This Japanese Village Is Planning Its Own ICO A Japanese village is launching the country's first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the municipal level.

Financial Services Provider Square Acquires New York Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 20:10

Financial Services Provider Square Acquires New York Bitlicense

The company Square announced on Monday the firm has been granted the Bitlicense from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). The firm and its ‘Cash App’ are now legally allowed to operate and utilize cryptocurrency solutions in the state of New York. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Brokerage Service Genesis Global Granted Bitlicense Square Has Obtained […]

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US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 18:53

US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.

Ukraine Arrests Suspects Tied to Fraudulent Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 18:20

Ukraine Arrests Suspects Tied to Fraudulent Crypto Exchanges Ukrainian authorities have arrested four individuals suspected of operating fake cryptocurrency exchanges.

Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 18:15

Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering

Last summer, ICOs could do no wrong. But by 2018, the acronym had been relegated to the realm of the unmentionables, a place normally reserved for the most offensive cuss words and the name of Harry Potter’s antagonist, Voldemort. In many circles, “ICO” has become a dirty word. In its place has come a range […]

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PR: GIN Hits Three Milestones in One Week – Cryptopia Listing, PIVX Addition and Investor Dashboard Debut

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 17:30

PR: GIN Hits Three Milestones in One Week – Cryptopia Listing, PIVX Addition and Investor Dashboard Debut

The still young GINcoin cryptocurrency continues its ascension in the crypto market. With its rapid development, the project is ticking three important boxes last week: getting listed on Cryptopia, adding PIVX to the turnkey masternode deployment platform, and launching an all-in-one Investor Dashboard, where masternode owners can keep a close eye on all of their masternode investments.

PIVX masternodes can now be deployed on GIN’s masternode platform

Since its launch, the GINcoin platform has become the go-to utility tool for anyone looking to set up a masternode, regardless of their technological knowledge. By constantly adding coins to the platform, they enabled masternode enthusiasts to easily diversify their portfolio.

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Binance Backs Malta Stock Exchange's Startup Accelerator

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 17:00

Binance Backs Malta Stock Exchange's Startup Accelerator The Malta Stock Exchange announced today that Binance is backing the exchange's newly launched program to support fintech startups and entrepreneurs.

Bank of Korea: Central Bank Cryptocurrencies Pose 'Moral Hazard'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 16:15

Bank of Korea: Central Bank Cryptocurrencies Pose 'Moral Hazard' South Korea's central bank has announced that it does not plan to launch its own digital currency over fears it could destabilize the economy.

With No One Price Law for Bitcoin, Japan’s FSA Debates Restrictions on Leverage

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 16:15

With No One Price Law for Bitcoin, Japan’s FSA Debates Restrictions on Leverage

The different prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies between countries and exchanges have led investors to seek arbitrage opportunities, a trend noticed by financial regulators around the world. Discussions are underway at the Japanese Financial Services Agency on restricting leverage. Also read: This Village Decided to Launch Japan’s First Municipal ICO Value of Bitcoin up 10% After […]

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Payments Firm Square Receives BitLicense From New York

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 15:30

Payments Firm Square Receives BitLicense From New York Digital payments startup Square has received a BitLicense through the NY Department of Financial Services.

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Donations in 5 Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 15:00

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Donations in 5 Cryptos The Freedom of the Press Foundation has expanded its donation methods to include five cryptocurrencies, calling the move a "natural fit."

Japan’s SBI Crypto Exchange Adds Two Major Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 14:14

Japan’s SBI Crypto Exchange Adds Two Major Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s SBI Virtual Currencies has added support for two major cryptocurrencies in addition to the one trading pair that its crypto exchange service, Vctrade, launched with. Users who pre-registered prior to the launch can now trade BTC, BCH, and XRP against the Japanese yen. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space BTC and […]

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Origin Token to Raise $6 Million in CoinList Investor ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 13:00

Origin Token to Raise $6 Million in CoinList Investor ICO Decentralized marketplace startup Origin Protocol is looking to raise $6.6 million via a token sale with help from CoinList.

UK Financial Game Show Uses Comedy & Bitcoin to Entertain, Inform

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 12:15

UK Financial Game Show Uses Comedy & Bitcoin to Entertain, Inform

Who is the richest person in the world? Who said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap?” Where do they drink the most alcohol per capita? Ireland, Scotland, Russia or France? Readers who immediately answered just might be perfect guests on Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show, launching in the United Kingdom. Prizes […]

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Not Sold On Blockchains for Business? Just You Wait

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 12:00

Not Sold On Blockchains for Business? Just You Wait The seemingly banal enterprise applications for blockchain we're seeing, like food traceability, are actually a big deal and worth celebrating.

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Tokenized Assets Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 11:30

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Tokenized Assets Platform TrustToken, which aims to put tokenized assets on a blockchain, raised $20 million in a strategic token sale with help from Andreessen Horowitz.

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 11:30

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform TrustToken, which aims to put tokenized assets on a blockchain, raised $20 million in a strategic token sale with help from Andreessen Horowitz.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 10:10

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: From New York to Historic Istanbul Market

The stories covered in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief hail from all across the globe. In New York a major cold storage company has received a Bitlicense, in China there are new signs of crypto mania, and in Turkey bitcoin has made an appearance at a historic Istanbul market. Also Read: Etoro Is Launching […]

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Bitcoin Recovery Stalls Raising Risk of Price Drop

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 10:00

Bitcoin Recovery Stalls Raising Risk of Price Drop Bitcoin will likely drop below $6,000 this week, with bearish indicators still littering short- and long-term charts.

Factom Blockchain Project Wins Grant to Protect US Border Patrol Data

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 09:00

Factom Blockchain Project Wins Grant to Protect US Border Patrol Data The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a grant to blockchain project Factom for live testing a platform for securing camera and sensor data.

Insurance Group B3i Endorses R3's Corda Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 08:00

Insurance Group B3i Endorses R3's Corda Blockchain Platform Blockchain insurance consortium B3i announced Monday it would use R3's Corda platform to develop its products.

Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 07:40

Regulation Round-Up: Shapeshift COO Says U.S. Regulations Worsen, Germany to Protect Financial Stability not Individual Investors

In recent regulatory news, the Shapeshift co-founder and chief operating officer, has given a damning appraisal of the current regulatory climate surrounding cryptocurrencies in the United States. The president of Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Felix Hufeld, has indicated that the principal concern of German regulators regarding cryptocurrency will be seeking to ensure financial stability, […]

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Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 07:00

Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims The Bank of International Settlements harshly reviewed the idea of cryptocurrencies, though it was more accepting of the idea of distributed ledgers.

As Korean Crypto Exchanges Step Up AML Compliance, Banks Are Failing

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 05:40

As Korean Crypto Exchanges Step Up AML Compliance, Banks Are Failing

As the South Korean government steps up its anti-money laundering (AML) oversight, major crypto exchanges in the country are voluntarily complying while banks are reportedly failing to meet the guidelines for compliance. South Korea has also been discussing ways to boost crypto-related AML measures with the U.S. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Russia's Largest Banks Are Piloting Bitcoin and Crypto Portfolios

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 05:00

Russia's Largest Banks Are Piloting Bitcoin and Crypto Portfolios Two of Russia's largest banks are planning to launch a cryptocurrency portfolio product for their private banking clients, Kommersant reported.

An Inside Look at the Electron Cash Wallet Coming to iOS

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 18. 03:45

An Inside Look at the Electron Cash Wallet Coming to iOS

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the unique Electron Cash wallet alongside using the Cashshuffle plugin. Two weeks ago we were granted access to the Electron Cash iOS beta testing period, and we wanted to give our readers a sneak peek at what to expect when this bitcoin cash-centric light client launches. Also Read: How to Shuffle […]

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Metropolitan Bank Is Handling Millions for Crypto Clients (And It Wants More)

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 03:30

Metropolitan Bank Is Handling Millions for Crypto Clients (And It Wants More) To most banks in the United States, cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank in New York, they're "pioneers."

Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to Incubator

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 18. 00:30

Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to Incubator Nvidia is supporting a blockchain startup as part of its Inception Program, which seeks to support artificial intelligence development.

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 23:20

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

While the major banks are taking their time with offering OTC crypto trading, new entrants to the space are stepping up to fill the void. Social investing platform Etoro, which focuses mainly on retail traders, is now expanding into the institutional segment with a new cryptocurrency offering. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: An End […]

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This Village Decided to Launch Japan’s First Municipal ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 21:20

This Village Decided to Launch Japan’s First Municipal ICO

A village in Japan has announced its decision to launch an initial coin offering in order to secure funds for creating a sustainable region. This will be the first time in Japan for a municipality to use a token sale to raise funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Local Government Launching […]

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EOS Has Issues

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 19:20

EOS Has Issues

The EOS mainnet is less than a week old but already the much-vaunted blockchain has ran into a spate of issues ranging from the minor to the critical. Teething problems with new blockchains are to be expected, but the numeracy of these, coupled with a series of other anomalies, have had EOS critics scratching their […]

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The Reasonable Network

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 17:20

The Reasonable Network

This article is my advice on how reasonable people can have a public discussion that is strong enough to avoid being derailed by trolls, no matter who they are. I believe the key is the conviction that if there were such a thing as a reasonable public discussion, everyone else would depend on the conclusions […]

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Six Fake Crypto Exchange Sites Busted by Ukraine’s Cyberpolice

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 15:20

Six Fake Crypto Exchange Sites Busted by Ukraine’s Cyberpolice

The cybercrime combating unit of the Ukrainian police has uncovered a network of fraudulent crypto trading websites. Four people are suspected of offering the fake online exchange services. They have maintained at least six platforms luring cryptocurrency traders with deceptive messages. Also read: Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies Police on the Lookout for More […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: An End to 51% Attacks and Who Controls Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 13:15

This Week in Bitcoin: An End to 51% Attacks and Who Controls Bitcoin?

This week we reported about a suggested solution to 51% attacks, a hacked exchange that was blamed for tanking the market and a cannabis-themed cryptocurrency bringing peace to the world. We also learned, in this week’s most commented-on article, who really controls Bitcoin and why it won’t become a global currency, according to the CEO of Ripple. […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search Intensifies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 10:20

Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search Intensifies

The “request has been rejected,” came response from the CIA, “with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.” A tech writer petitioned ‘the agency’ to see what it had on the subject of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name credited with founding Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. […]

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How to Explain Crypto Collectibles to Your Banker

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 17. 10:00

How to Explain Crypto Collectibles to Your Banker When Wells Fargo thinks your video game company is a money services business, it's time to start educating people in other fields about blockchain.

In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 17. 09:35

In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch Digital identity is scattered and insecure. ConsenSys' uPort project wants to rework the internet to make "self-sovereign identity" a reality.

Canadian Accused of Assisting Ross Ulbricht Extradited to U.S.

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 07:35

Canadian Accused of Assisting Ross Ulbricht Extradited to U.S.

A fifty-nine-year-old Canadian man accused of advising Ross Ulbricht, the creator and operator of the first anonymous free market, Silk Road, has been extradited to the United States from Thailand. Roger Thomas Clark has been charged by federal prosecutors for a number of crimes relating to the operations of Silk Road, including narcotics trafficking, computer […]

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Mining Consumes Half as Much Power as BECI Estimates – Coinshares

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 04:20

Mining Consumes Half as Much Power as BECI Estimates – Coinshares

Embellished estimates as to the total electricity consumed through bitcoin mining have again made the rounds in the media recently, with many stories claiming that energy consumed by mining annually is comparable to that which is consumed by the entire nation of Ireland. Said stories appear to have been triggered by research published by Alex […]

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Markets Update: SEC Adds a Brief Market Spike — But Will It Last?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 02:20

Markets Update: SEC Adds a Brief Market Spike — But Will It Last?

Cryptocurrency markets are steadily coasting along after suffering from some volatile low swings last week. Over the past 24 hours, most cryptocurrencies are still in the red nurturing losses between 1-3 percent, and a few are in the green by a few percentages. At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin cash (BCH) is […]

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Dutch AFM on Licensing Requirements for Institutions Invested in Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 17. 00:20

Dutch AFM on Licensing Requirements for Institutions Invested in Crypto

The Dutch financial regulator, The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has published a letter addressed to new and currently existing institutions invested in cryptocurrencies. The letter seeks to inform that certain cryptocurrency investment activities may require licensing from the AFM, however, expresses “serious doubts” as to “whether managers of investment institutions in cryptos […]

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Bitgrail Bitcoin Assets Taken by Italian Government, Victims Still Fuming

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 22:20

Bitgrail Bitcoin Assets Taken by Italian Government, Victims Still Fuming

Embattled cryptocurrency exchange, Bitgrail, announced ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in Italy have turned full force, as the court seized the exchange’s bitcoin wallets. The ecosystem seems decidedly torn between addressing the fundamental cause, a hack that drained $170 million, and making victims whole.   Also read: William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite […]

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BIS GM Argues New Cryptos Are “the Alchemy of the Age of Innovation”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 20:20

BIS GM Argues New Cryptos Are “the Alchemy of the Age of Innovation”

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), a transnational institution owned by and comprised of central banks that seeks to “fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” recently published its quarterly review of “International banking and financial market developments” for June 2018. The report includes an op-ed written by […]

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Japanese Police Arrest Coinhive Users for Violating Law Banning Computer Viruses

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 18:05

Japanese Police Arrest Coinhive Users for Violating Law Banning Computer Viruses

Japanese police from 10 prefectures have arrested website operators using Coinhive to tap into the computer power of their site visitors to mine cryptocurrencies without consent. They are accused of violating the law banning the use of computer viruses. Some people have already been fined. The police have been monitoring the Coinhive program since it […]

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Censorship, Bans, and ETH Scams: Twitter Suspends Bitmain’s Official Account

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 16:40

Censorship, Bans, and ETH Scams: Twitter Suspends Bitmain’s Official Account

This week the Twitter handle @Bitmaintech was locked down because Twitter administrators claimed the account belongs to a 4-year-old. The Twitter handle’s owner and Bitmain’s head of marketing have complained to the social media company’s support team and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey. The account lockdown marks the second high profile bitcoin-related account that’s been banned […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto Can Create a “Perfect” Political System

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto Can Create a “Perfect” Political System

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 6 Crypto Can Create a “Perfect” Political System The anarchists…work not for a perfect social state, but for a perfect political system. A perfect social state is…totally free from sin or crime or folly; a perfect political system is merely a […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Coins for Drivers, Prisoners, and Conservationists

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 12:36

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Coins for Drivers, Prisoners, and Conservationists

Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of digital coins entering all spheres of life. A leading German auto manufacturer has revealed its cars may soon be fitted with onboard cryptocurrency wallets. A company now offers crypto payments for inmates in prisons across America. And in South Africa, a new token will support rhino conservationists, […]

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EOS May Be Live But the Debate with Crypto Critics Continues

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 16. 12:10

EOS May Be Live But the Debate with Crypto Critics Continues The EOS blockchain went live this week, sparking debate and commentary from cryptocurrency's avid social media users.

EOS May Be Live But It's Still Got Crypto Critics Debating

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 16. 12:10

EOS May Be Live But It's Still Got Crypto Critics Debating The EOS blockchain went live this week, sparking debate and commentary from cryptocurrency's avid social media users.

Token Swaps: What Are They, How They Work & Why They're Happening Now

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 16. 11:50

Token Swaps: What Are They, How They Work & Why They're Happening Now Token swaps are becoming common, but what do they mean for users and investors? CoinDesk explores the evolving art of blockchain migrations.

New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 10:50

New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability

Hacken has launched a new website that provides an all-in-one tool for rating cryptocurrency exchanges. Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) allows for side by side comparisons of well over a dozen exchanges, including real-time arbitrage data and ratings for liquidity, compliance, reliability, and security. Also read: Hollywood Stars in Movie About Crypto Money Laundering CER Aims to […]

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Freedom Fest 2018: Cryptocurrency Speakers, Debates, & Growing Interest Among Attendees

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 08:45

Freedom Fest 2018: Cryptocurrency Speakers, Debates, & Growing Interest Among Attendees

For more than a decade, Freedom Fest has been a top attraction on the conference circuit for those leaning toward freer markets. Through the years, it has grown to include speakers and topics well beyond economics. In doing so, it has attracted some of the most interesting minds in the world.  Also read: William Shatner […]

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Hollywood Stars in Movie About Crypto Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 05:15

Hollywood Stars in Movie About Crypto Money Laundering

A crime thriller called Crypto is reportedly being filmed, featuring a money laundering agent and a case involving cryptocurrency. Among the cast of the movie are Hollywood actors Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Beau Knapp, Jeremie Harris, and Vincent Kartheiser. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Crypto Thriller An upcoming […]

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Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 02:40

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Ukrainians are increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, and 13 percent of those using the Internet own digital coins, according to a new survey. The total of the daily turnover on the three leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the country currently reaches $2 million USD.   Also read: Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million Majority of […]

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UK Company Launches Crypto Mining Electric Bicycle

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 16. 00:40

UK Company Launches Crypto Mining Electric Bicycle

50cycles, a specialist electric bicycle manufacturer, has revealed what it has described as the world’s first range of cryptocurrency mining e-bikes. Toba, the new series of crypto mining bikes, are estimated to generate approximately £20 (approximately $26.5 USD) worth of ‘Loyalcoin’ per 1,000 miles ridden. Also Read: Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash […]

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Overstock Generates “Between $68,000 and $120,000” in Crypto Weekly

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 22:45

Overstock Generates “Between $68,000 and $120,000” in Crypto Weekly

During a recent address to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Johnson, the former chairman and current member of the board for Overstock, sought to emphasize that payments in the form of bitcoin comprise a steadily growing source of revenue for the company. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Games Have Invaded the Most Popular App Stores Former […]

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Bank of International Settlements to Publish New Crypto Research

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 20:00

Bank of International Settlements to Publish New Crypto Research The Bank of International Settlements intends to publish two cryptocurrency-focused chapters of its annual report this weekend.

Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining Hashrate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 19:45

Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining Hashrate

This week the Zcash Foundation and researchers from the University of Luxembourg have released a study that finds the presence of ASIC and FPGA miners may be controlling around 30 percent of the overall Equihash mining hashrate. The study speaks volumes to cryptocurrency developers and communities who have attempted to produce proof-of-work mechanisms that were […]

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Quantstamp Defends QSP, Says Dollars, Ether Accepted Out of 'Necessity'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 18:07

Quantstamp Defends QSP, Says Dollars, Ether Accepted Out of 'Necessity' A smart contract auditing startup is trying to quell a community uproar a week after token-holders began raising concerns about the project.

Proposed Ethereum Roadmap Would Activate Its Biggest Upgrades Together

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 18:05

Proposed Ethereum Roadmap Would Activate Its Biggest Upgrades Together A developer meeting Friday saw ethereum's developers discuss a proposal that would see two of its most anticipated upgrades update together.

Cryptocurrency Games Have Invaded the Most Popular App Stores

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 17:45

Cryptocurrency Games Have Invaded the Most Popular App Stores

Bitcoin and the vast array of cryptocurrencies within the digital asset economy have become extremely popular these days, and one reflection of this metric is how many games can be found trending on the most popular app stores. There are many games available that allow gamers to create their own virtual mining farms, simulate trading […]

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Kurt Russell Is Going to Be in a Cryptocurrency Movie

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 17:15

Kurt Russell Is Going to Be in a Cryptocurrency Movie One of America's most beloved Hollywood actors will be starring in a movie about cryptocurrencies. 

Sweden's Land Registry Demos Live Transaction on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 16:05

Sweden's Land Registry Demos Live Transaction on a Blockchain Swedish Land Registry and Blockchain project have concluded their third phase of testing with a full demonstration.

Malicious Monero Miners Made Off with 5% of Coins in Circulation, Over $175 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 15:45

Malicious Monero Miners Made Off with 5% of Coins in Circulation, Over $175 Million

‘Fair’ mining and privacy altcoin, Monero (XMR), shed $175 million as a result of malicious miners hijacking what amounts to an eye-popping 5% of XMR in circulation. The findings come by way of a cyber security researcher in Northern California, investigating a noticeable trend uptick in mining thievery generally.   Also read: William Shatner Joins […]

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SEC Has Removed 'Stumbling Block' for Ether Futures, Says Cboe

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 15:16

SEC Has Removed 'Stumbling Block' for Ether Futures, Says Cboe The doors may be open for Cboe to launch an ether futures product, following a recent comment from the SEC that the cryptocurrency is not a security.

Estonia Grants License to Crypto Trading Software Provider Ibinex

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 13:45

Estonia Grants License to Crypto Trading Software Provider Ibinex

Ibinex, a company that specializes in white-label solutions for cryptocurrency exchanges, has obtained a license to operate in Estonia. Besides exchange services, it also plans to offer both hot and cold wallets within the regulatory framework of the tech-savvy, crypto-friendly Baltic nation. Also read: Estonia Grants Licenses for Wallet and Exchange Services to Coinmetro EU […]

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What Crypto Thinks About the SEC Saying Ether Isn't a Security

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 12:50

What Crypto Thinks About the SEC Saying Ether Isn't a Security CoinDesk compiles the best comments from crypto Twitter's reaction to the news ether, ethereum's cryptocurrency, might not be a security.

Montana County Delays Decision on Bitcoin Mining Suspension

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 12:01

Montana County Delays Decision on Bitcoin Mining Suspension A county in the U.S. state of Montana has postponed a decision on whether it should temporarily ban new bitcoin mining projects.

Walmart Patent Eyes Crypto Payments for Power Supply Precision

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 11:30

Walmart Patent Eyes Crypto Payments for Power Supply Precision Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills with prepayments in cryptocurrency.

Venezuela Begins Monitoring Bank Accounts for Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 10:50

Venezuela Begins Monitoring Bank Accounts for Crypto Transactions

The government of Venezuela has started monitoring the bank accounts of its citizens for cryptocurrency-related transactions. Accounts found to contain crypto transactions at prices which the government considers to be “undermining the national currency” will be “severely punished,” Vice President Tareck El Aissami said. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Next Phase […]

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Bitcoin Price Recovery In Play If Key Support Holds

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 10:10

Bitcoin Price Recovery In Play If Key Support Holds Bitcoin is still in recovery mode, but the bulls must keep prices above key support to maintain momentum.

Felines to Futbol: NFTs Are Crypto's Hottest New Buzzword

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 09:00

Felines to Futbol: NFTs Are Crypto's Hottest New Buzzword The crypto industry is buzzing about NFTs, non-fungible tokens, because it's clear CryptoKitties and its clones just might make the tech mainstream.

Bitcoin in Brief: Halting 51% Attacks and Where Now for Ripple?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 08:50

Bitcoin in Brief: Halting 51% Attacks and Where Now for Ripple?

The last 24 hours have been action-packed for the cryptocurrency markets, with digital assets rising off the SEC’s pronouncement that ethereum is not a security. But while most hodlers were toasting the agency’s announcement, one top five coin that failed to respond favorably was ripple. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we consider where the SEC’s […]

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Chinese City Causes Confusion with Digital Asset Exchange Proposal

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 08:00

Chinese City Causes Confusion with Digital Asset Exchange Proposal A city government in China is mulling the creation of a "blockchain digital asset exchange," but no one is quite sure what it means.

Crypto Incomes Declared on Tax Returns in Russia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 06:50

Crypto Incomes Declared on Tax Returns in Russia

Taxpayers in Russia have started declaring incomes and profits from crypto transactions even before cryptocurrencies are legalized in the country, results from this year’s tax campaign show. The Finance Ministry has again clarified the applicable tax rules, while the State Duma is still fine-tuning the upcoming regulations. Also read: Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, […]

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Ripple to Invest $2 Million in Texas University's Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 05:00

Ripple to Invest $2 Million in Texas University's Blockchain Research Ripple is funding a blockchain research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business.

Mining Hardware Supply Chain Seeks Alternative Revenue Streams Amid Declining Demand

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 04:50

Mining Hardware Supply Chain Seeks Alternative Revenue Streams Amid Declining Demand

With demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware having sharply declined following the onslaught of 2018’s bear market, reports are indicating the companies operating in the supply chain behind mining hardware are increasingly seeking alternative revenue streams to offset falling demand from the mining industry. Also Read: SEC Executive: ‘Cryptocurrencies with Decentralized Structures Not Securities’ Cryptocurrency Bubble Pops […]

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A Real-Time Fight Over Shitty Art Is Becoming a Big Deal for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 04:00

A Real-Time Fight Over Shitty Art Is Becoming a Big Deal for Bitcoin A new digital art project, covered in crypto politics and penises, displays a serious use for bitcoin's layer-two tech, the lightning network.

A Real-Time Battle Over Trashy Art Is Becoming a Big Deal for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 15. 04:00

A Real-Time Battle Over Trashy Art Is Becoming a Big Deal for Bitcoin A new digital art project, covered in crypto politics and penises, displays a serious use for bitcoin's layer-two tech, the lightning network.

Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four Years

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 02:50

Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four Years

Research has indicated that Irish attitudes regarding cryptocurrency are increasingly positive, with the Irish cryptocurrency user base estimated to have quadrupled in last four years. Also Read: Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions Study Finds Irish Crypto Sentiment to be Moving “From Suspicion to Curiosity” A study carried out by Amárach Research in partnership with communications […]

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South Korean Government Agency Seeks Direct Supervision Over Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 15. 00:50

South Korean Government Agency Seeks Direct Supervision Over Crypto Exchanges

The South Korean government is reportedly seeking to bring cryptocurrency exchanges under the direct supervision of the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit. This will obligate crypto exchanges to follow anti-money laundering directives like banks do. This is the first time a government agency has said it will oversee crypto exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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A Look at a Few Exchanges That Use Bitcoin Cash as a Base Currency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 22:52

A Look at a Few Exchanges That Use Bitcoin Cash as a Base Currency

Over the past ten months, the Bitcoin Cash network has received a lot of support from cryptocurrency companies that provide infrastructure support including exchanges. Even though other digital currencies have yet to obtain such success in so little time, some BCH proponents are in search for an exchange that uses bitcoin cash as the base […]

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Russian Treasurers Association Joins Masterchain Banking Pilot

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 22:00

Russian Treasurers Association Joins Masterchain Banking Pilot The Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers is joining the nation's central bank in trialing the government-run Masterchain blockchain platform.

Get Them While You Can Gamers, Graphics Cards Prices Have Crashed

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 21:20

Get Them While You Can Gamers, Graphics Cards Prices Have Crashed

As the exchange rates for all cryptocurrencies declined this year, so did the attraction of GPU mining using graphics cards. As a result, the prices of cards that can be used for both gaming and mining have been cut drastically and leveled off, bringing them back into more affordable territory.    Also Read: Censorship of […]

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AlphaPoint Raises $15 Million In First Major Funding Round

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2018. Jun. 14. 20:00

AlphaPoint Raises $15 Million In First Major Funding Round Crypto services company AlphaPoint announced it raised $15 million in its first major round of venture capital funding from Galaxy Digital.

Despite Court Order Tokyo Exchange Says It’s ‘Technically Difficult’ to Close Accounts

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2018. Jun. 14. 19:50

Despite Court Order Tokyo Exchange Says It’s ‘Technically Difficult’ to Close Accounts

A court order to freeze assets stored in an account on a cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo could not be enforced, it was learned on June 13. The exchange said it was ‘technically difficult’ to foreclose the account. A mechanism for freezing accounts on the platform has apparently not been developed yet. Experts urge crypto exchanges […]

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Things I Did... Bitcoin Braces for Bear Market With Feel-Good Tweets

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2018. Jun. 14. 19:35

Things I Did... Bitcoin Braces for Bear Market With Feel-Good Tweets Crypto Twitter isn't letting the prospect of a downturn in prices get them down, rather they've turned a bitter price run into a digital kumbaya.

SEC Executive: ‘Cryptocurrencies with Decentralized Structures Not Securities’

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 18:50

SEC Executive: ‘Cryptocurrencies with Decentralized Structures Not Securities’

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s head of the Division of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, stated during the Yahoo All Markets Summit today in San Francisco that cryptocurrencies like BTC and ETH are not securities. Soon after the SEC executive made the statements, cryptocurrency markets saw some gains as BTC rose $350 immediately after the news […]

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William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite Get It

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 18:10

William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite Get It

Solar Alliance announced Star Trek icon, actor William Shatner, as their celebrity spokesperson for the startup using the sun’s energy to power bitcoin mining. This isn’t Mr. Shatner’s first encounter with cryptocurrency, and even still he readily admits not understanding what it is he’s shilling. Also read:  Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s […]

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The EOS Blockchain Is Now Officially Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 17:56

The EOS Blockchain Is Now Officially Live EOS holders elected their first set of block producers, so the hotly anticipated blockchain is now live.

PR: Blockchain Comes to the Real World with EnergiToken

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2018. Jun. 14. 17:30

PR: Blockchain Comes to the Real World with EnergiToken

Energi Mine is using ETK to revolutionise the global energy market through decentralisation and blockchain technology. The ultimate goal is to reduce global energy demand and carbon emissions by creating a system of financial incentives for businesses and consumers to save energy.

Energi Mine will provide ETK to consumers in exchange for engaging in energy saving behaviours such as using public transportation, purchasing energy efficient appliances to reducing energy consumption.

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SEC Official Pushes Back on Claims Ether Is a Security

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 17:00

SEC Official Pushes Back on Claims Ether Is a Security SEC official William Hinman said the regulatory agency is not classifying ethereum as a security.

US Regulator’s Power Over Crypto Challenged in Court

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 15:10

US Regulator’s Power Over Crypto Challenged in Court

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is being challenged in court over its oversight of cryptocurrencies. The defendants argue that their tokens are not commodities, with no futures contracts, which the CFTC regulates. The outcome of this case could affect the Commission’s ability to police all future crypto frauds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Steve Bannon May be Eyeing a Move into the ICO Space

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 15:00

Steve Bannon May be Eyeing a Move into the ICO Space Not content with disrupting U.S. politics, Steve Bannon now wants to disrupt the financial system with a move into the crypto space.

Final Frontier? William Shatner Boldly Goes into Bitcoin Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 13:55

Final Frontier? William Shatner Boldly Goes into Bitcoin Mining Star Trek actor William Shatner is now representing Solar Alliance in its move to build a solar-powered bitcoin mining facility in Illinois.

Regulated Crypto Exchange Itbit Adds BCH, ETH, LTC, and XLM Products

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 13:10

Regulated Crypto Exchange Itbit Adds BCH, ETH, LTC, and XLM Products

Regulated cryptocurrency exchange Itbit announced today that it has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services to add more cryptocurrencies to its product offerings. The company will begin offering custody, escrow, OTC trading, and exchange services for BCH, ETH, LTC, and XLM, in addition to its existing BTC offerings. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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ItBit Exchange Adds 4 New Cryptos for Investors

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 13:00

ItBit Exchange Adds 4 New Cryptos for Investors ItBit says it has received approval in New York state to expand its trading and custody services to include four more cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Tycoons Spar Over Alleged 30,000 Bitcoin Debt

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 12:05

Crypto Tycoons Spar Over Alleged 30,000 Bitcoin Debt Li Xiaolai, a noted Chinese bitcoin investor, has said he may take legal action against another Chinese entrepreneur over claims about a bitcoin fund.

Add Crypto to Investment Portfolio: Enhance Return, Reduce Risk/Volatility

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 11:40

Add Crypto to Investment Portfolio: Enhance Return, Reduce Risk/Volatility

As an emerging asset class, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology related investments are gaining begrudging respect among finance professionals. Market slides aside for the moment, a study released by Grayscale Investments attempts to make the case investors should seriously consider adding crypto to their respective portfolios, as they bring better returns and, counterintuitively, reduce risk and […]

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Bitcoin Prices Stabilize Above $6K – But Will They Stay?

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 11:00

Bitcoin Prices Stabilize Above $6K – But Will They Stay? Bitcoin has made a 6 percent recovery from the 90-day low hit yesterday, but what happens next?

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Thomson Reuters to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 10:10

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Thomson Reuters to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data tracking service to cover the top 100 cryptocurrencies. You can find details about the TRMI 3.1 crypto sentiment package in our daily rubric, Bitcoin in Brief. Today’s edition also features other announcements crypto investors may find interesting. Some useful tools can help them develop dynamic strategies on the […]

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Thailand's SEC Expects to Approve 5 ICOs This Month

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 10:00

Thailand's SEC Expects to Approve 5 ICOs This Month Thailand's securities regulator is reportedly about to make the country one of the first to register token sales in a regulated environment.

PR: The Masternode Foundation Helps Crypto Investors and Gives Back to Charity

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 09:30

PR: The Masternode Foundation Helps Crypto Investors and Gives Back to Charity

The Masternode Foundation (MANO) is proud to announce that Charity: Water was the most voted non-profit organization by its community and as a result it received a 1 BTC donation.

This donation was pledged before MANO’s launch, on June 4th, and the core team asked its community on discord to suggest and vote for their favorite non-profit organization.

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Jim Chanos Is Out of His Depth Trashing Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 09:00

Jim Chanos Is Out of His Depth Trashing Crypto Assets Like Warren Buffett, Jim Chanos is an expert in his domain, which is traditional finance, not crypto. And he's getting it wrong too.

Chinese Banks to Put Credit Blacklist on a Shared Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 08:00

Chinese Banks to Put Credit Blacklist on a Shared Blockchain The banking arm of Chinese retail giant Suning is testing a blockchain that would allow banks to share a ledger of users with bad credit scores.

Thailand Expects to Approve Five ICO Projects out of 50

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 06:10

Thailand Expects to Approve Five ICO Projects out of 50

The Thai financial regulator is expected to approve five ICO projects once the new regulatory framework takes effect this month. Out of 50 ICO projects in the country, only five satisfy the registration requirements set out by the regulator this week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Five ICO Projects Expected to […]

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Censorship of Cryptocurrency Discussions on Reddit Gets Kafkaesque

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 04:10

Censorship of Cryptocurrency Discussions on Reddit Gets Kafkaesque

The continued censorship of cryptocurrency discussions on some of the larger sub-forums of Reddit has gotten to new levels recently. People are not only getting banned for any comment that might challenge the moderators’ enforced opinions in one forum, but complaints are also silenced in competing forums as well. Also Read: Company Asks Israeli Authorities […]

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There's A New Bitcoin Core in Town – And It's Out to Troll Bitcoin Cash

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 03:50

There's A New Bitcoin Core in Town – And It's Out to Troll Bitcoin Cash Troll cryptocurrency Bitcoin Core is the next step of bitcoin's ongoing naming wars.

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 02:10

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

A Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly become the first crypto exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive a regulatory sandbox license. The license was granted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and will take effect this week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Exchange Received Sandbox […]

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Crypto Tracking Site CoinMarketCap Gets an Update

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 14. 00:15

Crypto Tracking Site CoinMarketCap Gets an Update You can now track up to 250 of your favourite cryptocurrencies on coinmarketcap.com for free.

Bitcoin Cash Researchers Propose a New Transaction Ordering Rule

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 14. 00:10

Bitcoin Cash Researchers Propose a New Transaction Ordering Rule

This week four Bitcoin Cash (BCH) researchers and developers proposed a different transaction sorting process for the BCH protocol called ‘canonical transaction ordering.’ The proposed method would sort transactions against their identifiers, rather than the current topological transaction ordering rule, making it easier to for the network to process very large blocks. Also read: Crypto […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Markets Tests Key Support Levels

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 23:20

Markets Update: Crypto Markets Tests Key Support Levels

Bearish momentum appears to be accelerating across the cryptocurrency markets following the failure of BTC to hold above the long-term ascending trendline dating back to July 2017. As of this writing, the BTC markets appear to be falling to test support at the $6,000 USD area after forming a large descending triangle. The leading alternative […]

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New Report Blames Tether for Bitcoin’s Bull Run

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 22:10

New Report Blames Tether for Bitcoin’s Bull Run

Tether is back in the news thanks to a new report alleging it played a pivotal role in bitcoin’s mega-bull run last year. This isn’t the first time the dollar-pegged stablecoin has been blamed for market manipulation, but is the most compelling evidence to date that 2017’s record highs may not have been entirely organic. […]

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Sell-Off Over? Bitcoin's RSI Just Hit Its Lowest Level Since 2016

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 21:15

Sell-Off Over? Bitcoin's RSI Just Hit Its Lowest Level Since 2016 An indicator meant to measure the rate at which an asset is being bought or sold may foretell a future bump for the price of bitcoin.

Former Telegram Employee to Launch Crypto Token Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 20:30

Former Telegram Employee to Launch Crypto Token Platform Former Telegram director of special projects Anton Rosenberg is launching Mikado, a crypto derivatives trading platform.

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 20:10

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoin

Paxful, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, has announced new developments in its #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative. The company has granted scholarships to female Afghan refugees in the U.S., and provided additional resources for the Rwandan nursery school that it helped construct. Also Read: Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in Bitcoin Helping Afghan Women […]

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Dennis Rodman and Potcoin: How Crypto Gatecrashed a Historic Summit

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 19:30

Dennis Rodman and Potcoin: How Crypto Gatecrashed a Historic Summit One of the oldest cryptocurrencies teamed up with a former NBA star this week to make a splash at a historic summit between world leaders.

Coinbase's New Index Fund for Investors Is Now Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 18:35

Coinbase's New Index Fund for Investors Is Now Live Coinbase formally launched its Index Fund on Wednesday. The new product allows investors to invest in every asset listed on the exchange.

As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade Dealers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 18:10

As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade Dealers

This past April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Bitcoin futures markets offered by the two derivatives giants Cboe and CME Group and how contract volumes were steadily rising. This month, while BTC-spot prices slide to significant lows, both futures products from these two companies are still seeing increased demand for contracts. Also Read: A New Cryptocurrency Radio […]

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Coinbase, Ripple Blast Company Creating Equity Tokens in Their Name

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 17:25

Coinbase, Ripple Blast Company Creating Equity Tokens in Their Name Coinbase and Ripple are pushing back against the equity tokens the Swarm fund announced Wednesday.

Coinbase, Ripple Blast Company Creating Tokens in Their Name

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 17:25

Coinbase, Ripple Blast Company Creating Tokens in Their Name Coinbase and Ripple are pushing back against the equity tokens the Swarm fund announced Wednesday.

Michigan Bill Would Make It Illegal to Counterfeit Blockchain Data

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 16:30

Michigan Bill Would Make It Illegal to Counterfeit Blockchain Data A pair of bills submitted to Michigan's state legislature would make it a crime to illegally alter a blockchain record.

Coinbase Cryptocurrency Index Fund Now Open For Investment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 16:10

Coinbase Cryptocurrency Index Fund Now Open For Investment

Coinbase has opened up its index fund for accredited US investors, giving them exposure to all cryptocurrencies listed on its exchange GDAX. The company is now working on “launching more funds which are accessible to all investors and cover a broader range of digital assets.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase […]

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Relief Rally Ahead? Litecoin Looks Oversold Below $100

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 15:27

Relief Rally Ahead? Litecoin Looks Oversold Below $100 Litecoin hit fresh 2018 lows in the Asian hours, but could be in for corrective rally courtesy of oversold conditions.

Ripple CEO: Bitcoin Controlled by Chinese, Absurd to Think it Could be Primary World Currency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 14:11

Ripple CEO: Bitcoin Controlled by Chinese, Absurd to Think it Could be Primary World Currency

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO, answered candidly during an interview about crypto’s prospects for the future. Among other criticisms, he stressed blockchain technology is mostly hype, and that bitcoin core (BTC) is controlled by Chinese miners and has no hope of being a world currency. Also read: Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s Science […]

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Tether Manipulation Pushed Up Bitcoin's Price, Researchers Find

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 14:06

Tether Manipulation Pushed Up Bitcoin's Price, Researchers Find A new study by the University of Texas at Austin claims that the Tether stablecoin is used to increase bitcoin's price during market downswings.

Banks' Blockchain Budgets Spiked 67% in 2017, Survey Finds

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 13:01

Banks' Blockchain Budgets Spiked 67% in 2017, Survey Finds Blockchain budgets at global banks' increased sharply in 2017, pushing combined annual spending to $1.7 billion, according to a new survey.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 12:12

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs

The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, will invite its residents to take part in an experimental blockchain-based vote. They are expected to share opinions on several questions of local importance, including the fireworks display during the annual Lakeside Festival and the use of digital IDs to borrow books and pay parking […]

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Surprise KYC: Investors in Tezos' Troubled ICO Might Finally Be Fed Up

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 12:00

Surprise KYC: Investors in Tezos' Troubled ICO Might Finally Be Fed Up After infighting brought months of delays, Tezos investors finally seemed about to receive their crypto tokens. Then something unexpected happened...

Blockchain Is 'Revolutionary,' Says German Finance Regulator Chief

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 11:00

Blockchain Is 'Revolutionary,' Says German Finance Regulator Chief The president of BaFin thinks blockchain-based applications are "revolutionary" and could turn the entire financial sector "upside down."

Bitcoin Bulls Eye $6,400 Defense After Four-Month Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 10:25

Bitcoin Bulls Eye $6,400 Defense After Four-Month Low Short-term oversold conditions may give the bulls a brief reprieve, but the bitcoin market is still generally bearish.

Bitcoin Bulls Eye $6K Bottom After 4-Month Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 10:25

Bitcoin Bulls Eye $6K Bottom After 4-Month Low Short-term oversold conditions may give the bulls a brief reprieve, but the bitcoin market is still generally bearish.

Internet Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 10:10

Internet Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in Bitcoin

The Israeli high-tech sector is currently undergoing a severe talent squeeze, with companies having to compete over employees with higher salaries, stock options and better perks. One such company might have found a new way to attract and retain tech-savvy staff in this environment: offer to pay salaries in bitcoin. Now it only remains to […]

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PR: GigTricks Launches Global on Demand Platform for the Gig Industry

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 09:30

PR: GigTricks Launches Global on Demand Platform for the Gig Industry

Have you ever wondered why, even though the freelance industry has grown tremendously in the past decades, it failed to acknowledge the recession issue at so many levels? We will come to that but let’s first explore the growing industry a little.

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JD.com's Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 09:00

JD.com's Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain JD Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has announced a pilot issuance of asset-backed securities over a blockchain.

EOS's Experimental Launch Might Be Putting Investor Money at Risk

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 08:00

EOS's Experimental Launch Might Be Putting Investor Money at Risk Many point to the potential security threats as a reason votes have been trickling in (instead of rushing in) on the EOS blockchain.

Beyond Bitcoin: Reuters Expands Data Service to Top 100 Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 06:59

Beyond Bitcoin: Reuters Expands Data Service to Top 100 Cryptos The Canadian mass media and information giant, Thomas Reuters, is expanding its sentiment analysis to track 100 of the world's top cryptocurrencies.

Beyond Bitcoin: Thomson Reuters Data Now Tracking Top 100 Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 06:59

Beyond Bitcoin: Thomson Reuters Data Now Tracking Top 100 Cryptos The Canadian mass media and information giant, Thomson Reuters, is expanding its sentiment analysis to track 100 of the world's top cryptocurrencies.

Japan Cracks Down on Illegal Use of Computers to Mine Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 06:40

Japan Cracks Down on Illegal Use of Computers to Mine Crypto

The police in Japan are cracking down on the illegal use of personal computers for cryptocurrency mining. Multiple prefectural police departments are currently investigating one particular case and pursuing criminal charges, which would make it the first criminal case in Japan where computers are illegally used for mining cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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$97: Litecoin Price Hits Fresh 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 05:02

$97: Litecoin Price Hits Fresh 2018 Low The price of litecoin falls below $100 again today to reach a 2018 low so far.

Under $100: Litecoin Price Hits Fresh 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 05:02

Under $100: Litecoin Price Hits Fresh 2018 Low The price of litecoin falls below $100 again today to reach a 2018 low so far.

Crypto Exchange Buda Subject of Sudden Banking Embargo in Colombia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 04:40

Crypto Exchange Buda Subject of Sudden Banking Embargo in Colombia

Major Latin American bitcoin exchange, Buda, recently suddenly become the subject of a banking embargo in Colombia, according to local reports. Buda similarly experienced the termination of its Chilean banking services in March of this year. Also Read: Six Major Banks in Chile Sued by Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Buda Suffers Termination of Banking Services in Colombia […]

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Quantstamp Under Fire: Buyers Say Faith Shaken In $65 Million Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 04:00

Quantstamp Under Fire: Buyers Say Faith Shaken In $65 Million Token Blockchain startup Quantstamp is feeling the heat from community members accusing it of misleading them on its QSP token and proprietary technology.

A 'Crypto Shopping Mall' Is Being Tested in Slovenia

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 13. 03:00

A 'Crypto Shopping Mall' Is Being Tested in Slovenia First shopping center in Slovenia started accepting cryptocurrencies.

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 02:40

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

The former chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, recently published an article imploring the U.S. Federal Reserve to explore central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). In the article, Mrs. Bair argues that the development of a state-issued cryptocurrency could “reduc[e] the risk of financial crises” and “improv[e] monetary policy tools.” Also […]

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Report: Suspicious Transactions at Korean Exchange Coinrail Months Before Hack

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 13. 00:40

Report: Suspicious Transactions at Korean Exchange Coinrail Months Before Hack

Following the announcement by South Korean crypto exchange Coinrail that it has been hacked, a local publication reported that some banks had identified suspicious transactions at the exchange and stopped providing services to company months before the incident. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Suspicious Transactions Detected South Korea’s seventh-largest cryptocurrency exchange, […]

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A New Cryptocurrency Radio Broadcast Launches on Boston’s FM 104.9

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 22:50

A New Cryptocurrency Radio Broadcast Launches on Boston’s FM 104.9

Over the past six months, cryptocurrencies have been steadily entering the mainstream world more and more by being featured on billboards, newspapers, radio broadcasts and television shows. Now, this July residents from the New England region will be able to hear a weekly radio broadcast called Cryptomania which aims to educate the masses about the […]

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Founder of Tron Altcoin Justin Sun Takes Over Bittorrent Inc

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 21:19

Founder of Tron Altcoin Justin Sun Takes Over Bittorrent Inc

Justin Sun, the founder of “decentralized web” altcoin Tron, has reportedly taken over Bittorrent Inc, the San Francisco-headquartered company founded in 2004 to manage the ongoing development of the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: POT Saves World, Coinbase Pumps ETC, Binance Wants EUR TRX Founder Buys Bittorrent Justin Sun, a former […]

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Twitter Reacts to Coinbase's Surprise Ethereum Classic News

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 21:15

Twitter Reacts to Coinbase's Surprise Ethereum Classic News Some members of the crypto community were surprised Tuesday when the U.S.-based exchange startup Coinbase announced that it plans to list ETC.

What People Are Saying About Coinbase's Surprise ETC Listing

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 21:15

What People Are Saying About Coinbase's Surprise ETC Listing Some members of the crypto community were surprised Tuesday when the U.S.-based exchange startup Coinbase announced that it plans to list ETC.

What Twitter Is Saying About Coinbase's Surprise ETC Listing

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 21:15

What Twitter Is Saying About Coinbase's Surprise ETC Listing Some members of the crypto community were surprised Tuesday when the U.S.-based exchange startup Coinbase announced that it plans to list ETC.

Bitcoin's Price Slides Below $6.5K to Hit 70-Day Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 20:08

Bitcoin's Price Slides Below $6.5K to Hit 70-Day Low The price of bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell to its lowest point since April 1 on Tuesday.

Satoshi’s Place Is the New Battleground for Bitcoin Core and Cash Supporters

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 19:40

Satoshi’s Place Is the New Battleground for Bitcoin Core and Cash Supporters

There aren’t many things that bitcoin core and bitcoin cash supporters can agree on. If the two camps were a couple, they could reasonably be described as having irreconcilable differences. When Satoshi’s Place, a virtual graffiti wall powered by the Lightning Network (LN) sprang up, it was inevitable that the BTC and BCH factions would […]

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Congressional Bill Calls for Study of Crypto Use in Sex Trafficking

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 18:35

Congressional Bill Calls for Study of Crypto Use in Sex Trafficking The House of Financial Services Committee is introducing a bill that would launch an investigation into how cryptocurrencies enable sex trafficking.

Reserve Bank of India Admits Issuing Crypto Ban Without Research

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 17:58

Reserve Bank of India Admits Issuing Crypto Ban Without Research

RBI, the central bank of India, has not made a proper effort to thoroughly research the nature and usage of cryptocurrencies before issuing its crypto ban. This is according to a reply sent by the bank to a Right to Information query filed by a lawyer. Copies of the communication have been distributed on social […]

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India's Central Bank Stays Mum on Crypto Ban Reasoning

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 17:30

India's Central Bank Stays Mum on Crypto Ban Reasoning The RBI has responded to a query about why it moved to block banks from dealing with crypto businesses earlier this year.

Apple Blocks Crypto Mining Apps On Its Products

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 16:10

Apple Blocks Crypto Mining Apps On Its Products In a recent update, Apple expanded their initial guidelines on cryptocurrencies to include policies on wallets, mining, exchanges, ICOs, and more.

Korean Firm Keypair Launches Credit Card-Shaped NFC Hardware Wallet

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2018. Jun. 12. 15:40

Korean Firm Keypair Launches Credit Card-Shaped NFC Hardware Wallet

A new hardware wallet has been launched by the South Korean financial tech firm Keypair. The company’s Keywallet Touch has an interesting design as it’s shaped like a credit card and utilizes NFC technology. The company says the device’s smart card chipset supports cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core and litecoin, while also providing […]

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UN Trade Body Examines Blockchain's Potential in Supply Chains

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2018. Jun. 12. 15:35

UN Trade Body Examines Blockchain's Potential in Supply Chains A United Nations body that facilitates global trade is examining blockchain and smart contracts to see if they could play a role in its mission.

Money-Laundering Task Force Wants Binding Rules for Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 13:25

Money-Laundering Task Force Wants Binding Rules for Crypto Exchanges The Financial Action Task Force reportedly aims to develop compulsory rules for the world's cryptocurrency exchanges.

Regulations Round-Up: SEC “Underwhelmed” by Exchanges’ Reporting, Quebec Halts New Mining Operations Again

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2018. Jun. 12. 13:24

Regulations Round-Up: SEC “Underwhelmed” by Exchanges’ Reporting, Quebec Halts New Mining Operations Again

In recent regulatory news, Brett Redfearn, the director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Division of Trading and Markets, has described the self-reporting efforts of cryptocurrency exchanges as “underwhelm[ing],” Hydro-Quebec has again suspended new applications from mining companies seeking to operate in the province, and the SEC has published a new page […]

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Forget Prices, Ethereum Is Offering a Different Value in Afghanistan

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2018. Jun. 12. 12:00

Forget Prices, Ethereum Is Offering a Different Value in Afghanistan According to Fereshteh Forough, the founder of Code To Inspire, ether bounties can be a tool for teaching Afghan women about financial empowerment.

Twitter Experience Worsens, Ether Fake Giveaways Taking Over

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 11:15

Twitter Experience Worsens, Ether Fake Giveaways Taking Over

Fake ether token giveaways are clogging Twitter threads, and seemingly by the second. Targeting well-known ecosystem figures, doppelganger accounts are created, complete with matching avatars. A particularly active post can almost assuredly be counted on to receive seemingly organic calls for participation in free crypto programs hosted by the respective personality. And now they’re incorporating […]

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Kakao, Korean Government Plan to Solve Social Problems with Blockchain

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2018. Jun. 12. 11:00

Kakao, Korean Government Plan to Solve Social Problems with Blockchain Kakao's blockchain subsidiary has announced it will work with a government-backed agency to develop blockchain projects focused on social services.

Kakao, Korean Government to Solve Social Problems with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 11:00

Kakao, Korean Government to Solve Social Problems with Blockchain Kakao's blockchain subsidiary has announced it will work with a government-backed agency to develop blockchain projects focused on social services.

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin May Struggle to Hold Above $7K

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2018. Jun. 12. 10:00

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin May Struggle to Hold Above $7K A corrective rally may lift bitcoin over $7,000, but holding on to gains won't be easy, the technical charts suggest.

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Price Recovery Could be Short-Lived

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2018. Jun. 12. 10:00

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Price Recovery Could be Short-Lived A corrective rally may lift bitcoin over $7,000, but holding on to gains won't be easy, the technical charts suggest.

PR: Essentia.One to Release an Interoperable Multi-Chain dAppstore

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 09:30

PR: Essentia.One to Release an Interoperable Multi-Chain dAppstore

The first step towards blockchain interoperability

The crypto world took a giant leap forward this week with Essentia announcing their multi-chain passwordless dAppstore. This innovation has led many to believe the future of interoperability between blockchains and decentralized services is not as far off as originally estimated, here’s why...

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Korean Banks Can Use Blockchain to Verify Customer IDs from July

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2018. Jun. 12. 09:00

Korean Banks Can Use Blockchain to Verify Customer IDs from July A national banking group from South Korea is to roll out a blockchain-based ID verification system for domestic banks next month.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: POT Saves World, Coinbase Pumps ETC, Binance Wants EUR

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 08:50

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: POT Saves World, Coinbase Pumps ETC, Binance Wants EUR

The big story of the day is that a cannabis-themed cryptocurrency has been able to stage an international media coup, capturing the attention of news organizations around the world during a historic moment. Additional stories covered in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief include Coinbase pumping ETC and Binance’s plans to add EUR. Also Read: Canadian […]

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Polychain, Outlier Ventures Back Blockchain Startup's Plan for Web 3.0

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2018. Jun. 12. 08:00

Polychain, Outlier Ventures Back Blockchain Startup's Plan for Web 3.0 Haja Networks aims to create a new set of database protocols which will help build an infrastructure for the Web 3.0.

Lithuania Unveils Comprehensive Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 06:20

Lithuania Unveils Comprehensive Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines

Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance has published comprehensive guidelines for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings, covering four areas including regulations, accounting, and taxation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Ministry of Finance’s Guidelines The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania has published guidelines for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs). They […]

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Lithuania Unveils Detailed Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 06:20

Lithuania Unveils Detailed Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines

Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance has published comprehensive guidelines for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings, covering four areas including regulations, accounting, and taxation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Ministry of Finance’s Guidelines The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania has published guidelines for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs). They […]

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The EU Wants to Hear Your Questions About Blockchain

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2018. Jun. 12. 06:10

The EU Wants to Hear Your Questions About Blockchain The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum is hosting a live AMA session to let the general public ask any questions they have about blockchain.

Tezos Will Fork Before It’s Even Launched

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 04:20

Tezos Will Fork Before It’s Even Launched

Tezos, a blockchain best known for its off-chain drama rather than its on-chain utility, is set to fork. Internecine conflict has riven the Tezos community for months, spilling over into the courtroom and leading to the dismissal of foundation members. On the eve of its mainnet launch, another twist will see nTezos created as a […]

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Ethereum Classic Spikes 25% on Coinbase Listing News

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2018. Jun. 12. 03:15

Ethereum Classic Spikes 25% on Coinbase Listing News The price of ethereum classic has surged for 25% in half an hour on Tuesday, following the news that it is being added to Coinbase for trading.

Russians To Mine Bitcoin Close to a NATO Exercise in Norway

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 02:20

Russians To Mine Bitcoin Close to a NATO Exercise in Norway

A serious Russian investment in a new mining facility in Norway has sparked questions – why here, why now? Russians are throwing a billion kroner into a project to install thousands of powerful computers mere kilometers from the scene of a large NATO exercise. The construction of the farm is expected to begin this summer, […]

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EOS Is Launched But Not Yet Live – Why?

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 01:55

EOS Is Launched But Not Yet Live – Why? EOS still needs millions on tokens staked before its mainnet can officially go live, unlocking its tokens for holders to trade and use.

Mystery Startup Tells the SEC It's Raising A $180 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 12. 00:30

Mystery Startup Tells the SEC It's Raising A $180 Million ICO A little-known company in Estonia is looking to raise as much as $180 million in a SAFT sale, public records show.

Korean Exchange Upbit Paid Six People for Reporting Fraudulent Crypto Schemes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 12. 00:20

Korean Exchange Upbit Paid Six People for Reporting Fraudulent Crypto Schemes

A major South Korean exchange, Upbit, has paid six people for reporting fraudulent crypto-related schemes. Ten cases were reported to the exchange and six of them were selected. Upbit also recently partnered with Thomson Reuters to operate a system to support transparent crypto transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Upbit Paid […]

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Another US Bitcoin Trader Faces Prison for Illegal Money Transmission

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 22:20

Another US Bitcoin Trader Faces Prison for Illegal Money Transmission

This week in Southern California a Los Angeles woman who called herself the ‘Bitcoin Maven’ will be sentenced this Monday after pleading guilty for illegal money transmission. According to law enforcement, the woman made close to $300,000 USD annually by selling BTC on the peer-to-peer exchange Localbitcoins.   Also read: Bitcoin Cash Innovation Continues with the […]

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AmEx Is Hiring to Help Sell a Ripple Powered Blockchain Product

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2018. Jun. 11. 21:40

AmEx Is Hiring to Help Sell a Ripple Powered Blockchain Product The partnership between American Express, Ripple and Santander Bank that began back in November of last year is reaching new heights.

Canadian Exchanges to Report Transactions Over $10k per Proposed Regulations

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 20:20

Canadian Exchanges to Report Transactions Over $10k per Proposed Regulations

Canadian bitcoin investors and cryptocurrency traders are going to be subjected to an increased level of market surveillance soon if the government has its way. Once the proposed regulations are implemented, every transaction above $10,000 CAD will have to be reported. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Korean Exchange Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets […]

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Bitcoin's Price Is Below $7K And (Some) Hodlers Aren't So Happy About It

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2018. Jun. 11. 19:45

Bitcoin's Price Is Below $7K And (Some) Hodlers Aren't So Happy About It The price of bitcoin hit a two-month low over the weekend – and social media is alight with speculation about it.

Number of Japanese Bitcoin Spenders Slowly but Steadily Increasing Says Bic Camera

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 19:00

Number of Japanese Bitcoin Spenders Slowly but Steadily Increasing Says Bic Camera

A year after the Japanese government recognized cryptocurrency as a legal form of money, bitcoin payments are steadily going mainstream. Bic Camera is one of the most profitable electronic, cosmetic and duty-free goods stores in Japan. It has now revealed that even though less than 1% of payments have been made in BTC since it […]

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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Continues with the First On-Chain Atomic Bet

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 17:48

Bitcoin Cash Innovation Continues with the First On-Chain Atomic Bet

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com wrote about a trustless betting protocol designed by Jonald Fyookball called Chainbet, a protocol that enables simple coin flip wagers using the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Since then the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia performed the first atomic bet utilizing the BCH network’s re-enabled OP_Codes and Fyookball’s Chainbet concept. Also read: Chainbet Protocol Proposes […]

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PR: trade.io Announces Massive Airdrop Campaign

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 17:30

PR: trade.io Announces Massive Airdrop Campaign

trade.io has announced the upcoming launch of an unprecedented ongoing airdrop campaign, which will enrich the portfolio of existing Trade Token (TIO) holders with potentially hundreds of different Alt Coins.

With this campaign, any TIO holder is automatically qualified to benefit from ongoing token airdrops from high potential ICOs. Such ICOs have undergone an extensive vetting process by the experienced trade.io consulting team for AML processes, technical viability and longevity, and as a result have been verified as high potential projects by the company.

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KODAKCoin Inks Arena Partnership to Store NBA, NHL Photos

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2018. Jun. 11. 17:30

KODAKCoin Inks Arena Partnership to Store NBA, NHL Photos Created by WENN Digital, KODAKOne and the KODAKCoin is announced to launch at 6 major OVG sports venues reaching over 10 million fans per year.

UK's Financial Watchdog Issues Letter to Banks on Crypto Risks

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 15:35

UK's Financial Watchdog Issues Letter to Banks on Crypto Risks The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has written to bank CEOs over the risks of "facilitating financial crimes which are enabled by cryptoassets."

Large Passenger Bus Companies in Brazil Start Accepting Three Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 15:20

Large Passenger Bus Companies in Brazil Start Accepting Three Cryptocurrencies

Two major passenger bus companies in Brazil have started accepting cryptocurrency payments for ticket sales. The companies say they are the first in the sector to accept crypto payments in the country. One of them has more than 800 buses; the other claims to have the newest and most modern fleet in Brazil. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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LA Bitcoin Trader Faces 30 Months in Jail for Illegal Money Business

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 14:45

LA Bitcoin Trader Faces 30 Months in Jail for Illegal Money Business A 50-year-old woman, who traded bitcoin as "Bitcoin Maven," faces 2.5 years in jail for having run an illegal money transmitting business.

Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s Science Fiction

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 13:20

Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s Science Fiction

Science fiction writer Ken Liu has written an important short story, Bizantine Empathy, weaving as central to the narrative cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology. Finally, crypto breaks out of its ghettoization in popular fiction, where it has been the plaything of terrorists and drug dealers, and instead has been used as an elegant background to […]

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What Would Happen to Crypto In a Global Market Meltdown?

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 13:00

What Would Happen to Crypto In a Global Market Meltdown? CoinDesk advisory board director Michael Casey takes a look at the state of investor psychology as it relates to the crypto markets today.

Swiss City Plans Blockchain Voting Pilot Using Ethereum-Based IDs

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 12:00

Swiss City Plans Blockchain Voting Pilot Using Ethereum-Based IDs The Swiss City of Zug is launching a pilot that will allow residents to vote electronically, with both polling system and IDs based on blockchain.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Korean Exchange Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 11:20

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Korean Exchange Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets

The news of another hacked South Korean crypto exchange, widely blamed for the drops across the markets, is the main story in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Other subjects covered include a hospital where you can pay with tokens and a “blockchain” based cultural center established by a gangster. Also Read: Women’s Interest in Crypto […]

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CFTC Demands Crypto Exchange Data In Market Investigation

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 11:00

CFTC Demands Crypto Exchange Data In Market Investigation The U.S. regulator has subpoenaed four crypto exchanges to submit trading data as part of an investigation into market manipulation.

$6K Next? Bitcoin Bear Market Back After 10% Drop

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 10:00

$6K Next? Bitcoin Bear Market Back After 10% Drop Bitcoin's drop below $7,000 signals a resumption of the sell-off from the record highs in December, according to technical studies.

PR: Viola.AI, AI Singapore and Singapore Management University Announced Strategic Partnership

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 09:30

PR: Viola.AI, AI Singapore and Singapore Management University Announced Strategic Partnership

SINGAPORE - Viola.AI, the blockchain-powered dating and relationships AI has announced its strategic partnership with AI Singapore, a Singapore government initiative to catalyse, synergise and boost the nation's AI capabilities, and Singapore Management University (SMU) to provide dating and relationship solution for singles, couples and married couples with quality matches, date arrangements, helpful relationship advice and recommendation of goods and services.

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Lithuania Issues Guidelines for When ICO Tokens Are Securities

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 09:00

Lithuania Issues Guidelines for When ICO Tokens Are Securities Lithuania's Ministry of Finance has published guidance on ICOs, outlining how different aspects of token offerings should be regulated.

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 08:00

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments Wala is using microraiden for high volume, low-value transactions off-chain.

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 08:00

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Africans with Ethereum Micropayments South Africa startup Wala is using microraiden for high volume, low-value, off-chain ethereum transactions. And people are using it in the thousands.

Bitmex to VIPs: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Fiat, Just a ‘Useful Niche,’ Enthusiasts ‘Naive’

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 07:30

Bitmex to VIPs: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Fiat, Just a ‘Useful Niche,’ Enthusiasts ‘Naive’

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) released proprietary research reportedly geared toward their VIPs. Researchers find bitcoin core’s (BTC) deflationary aspects interesting for speculation and as a “payment system,” but predict it will ultimately not usurp government paper, describing the BTC phenomenon as simply a “useful niche,” and those who “think Bitcoin would result in a more […]

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Coinrail Exchange Hacked, Loses Possibly $40 Million in Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 06:32

Coinrail Exchange Hacked, Loses Possibly $40 Million in Cryptos South Korea-based Coinrail has not disclosed the exact amount lost in the breach, but data suggests the damage could be $40 million.

The Fed Should 'Get Serious' About Crypto, Says Former FDIC Chair

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 05:00

The Fed Should 'Get Serious' About Crypto, Says Former FDIC Chair Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, writes on the viability of CBDCs and their need for further investigation.

Just Diversify? With Crypto Portfolios, It's Not So Simple

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 04:00

Just Diversify? With Crypto Portfolios, It's Not So Simple It's debatable whether investing in a range of coins limits downside as Markowitz's MPT framework would suggest, but it might help capture upside.

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 03:40

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

Following reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto […]

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This Russian County's Website Was Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 03:02

This Russian County's Website Was Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency A Russian county website was hijacked, redirecting visitors to a cryptocurrency mining malware site.

P2P Markets Round-Up: Record Volume Across Canadian and Latin American Markets

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 02:05

P2P Markets Round-Up: Record Volume Across Canadian and Latin American Markets

In recent weeks, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin markets of several Latin American markets have produced record-breaking volume, with the Localbitcoins markets of Chile, Peru, and Venezuela producing all-time highs for trade volume in recent weeks when measured in local fiat currencies. The Canadian markets have also produced a dramatic spike in volume – recently setting […]

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Bitcoin Price Dips to Two-Month Low Below $7K

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 11. 01:50

Bitcoin Price Dips to Two-Month Low Below $7K The price of bitcoin is now trading at its lowest total since April, hours after dropping roughly $500 according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.

Russian Court and Customs Prevent Import of Crypto Mining Equipment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 11. 00:00

Russian Court and Customs Prevent Import of Crypto Mining Equipment

A Russian cryptocurrency miner got into trouble with the customs office when trying to import mining equipment purchased online for personal use. After an appeal, the court sided with the customs office and barred the import of the mining equipment. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Importing Crypto Mining Equipment The Russian […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Take a Weekend Beating

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2018. Jun. 10. 23:00

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Take a Weekend Beating

Cryptocurrency markets are suffering from deep losses today, on June 10, 2018, as most digital assets are seeing 24-hour declines between 9 and 25 percent. The number one position, held by Bitcoin Core (BTC), dropped more than a $1,000 just a few hours ago, from $7,600 to $6,600, but prices have rebounded back to $6,787 […]

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CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading Data

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 19:40

CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading Data

According to anonymous sources cited by The Wall Street Journal, The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is coordinating with the U.S. Justice Department in conducting investigations into price manipulation in the spot BTC markets. The report claims that the CFTC launched a criminal probe into BTC price manipulation after several cryptocurrency exchanges rejected […]

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ICOs Have Become a Parody of Themselves

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 17:40

ICOs Have Become a Parody of Themselves

Watchdog ICOs exit scamming; ERC20 token wallets getting emptied via smart contract bugs; people dying in token sale publicity stunts: the world of ICOs has become so bizarre it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s satire. As a glimpse into the events of the past week shows, there’s never a dull day in ICO […]

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Women’s Interest in Crypto Trading Has Doubled, UK Exchange Reveals

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 15:40

Women’s Interest in Crypto Trading Has Doubled, UK Exchange Reveals

While women remain a minority among cryptocurrency traders and investors by all accounts, new data reveals that their interest in joining the field is growing fast. This increased openness to crypto is especially true among the young generation of women. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, Satoshi Revealed? […]

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Matter App Provides a Long-Form Blogger Platform Powered by BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 13:55

Matter App Provides a Long-Form Blogger Platform Powered by BCH

Just recently a new on-chain social media application has entered the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem called Matter — another decentralized blogging community that’s fueled by the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Matter is the third social media platform that follows behind Blockpress and Memo, allowing users to store arbitrary data on the BCH chain. Also read: Paid in […]

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Sex Workers Are Using Crypto to Save for Retirement

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 10. 10:30

Sex Workers Are Using Crypto to Save for Retirement Rather than simply an expedient way for porn performers and other sex workers to get paid, crypto has become a part of their retirement savings plan.

The Top 5 Ethereum Dapps By Daily Active Users

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 10. 09:40

The Top 5 Ethereum Dapps By Daily Active Users Dapps have not achieved anything like the userbases of centralized applications, but a few have made a promising start.

This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, Satoshi Revealed?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 09:00

This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, Satoshi Revealed?

This week we learned that there are still ways to make a quick fortune in crypto even when the market isn’t booming and that American universities are now investing in crypto hedge funds. We also reported that researchers think they found out the real identity of the inventor of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, in this week’s […]

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Crypto Manga – Comic Book Series to Spread Cryptocurrency Awareness

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 02:40

Crypto Manga – Comic Book Series to Spread Cryptocurrency Awareness

The first issue of a crypto comic book series called Shonen Crypto has been released. Readers can learn about various aspects of cryptocurrencies as they follow the characters in this manga which aims to be both educational and entertaining. News.Bitcoin.com talked with the comic book’s Editor-in-Chief to learn more. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Blockchain Games Have Got a Long Way to Go

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 10. 00:40

Blockchain Games Have Got a Long Way to Go

No one said making blockchain games would be easy. But when Crypto Kitties went viral in December, briefly crippling the Ethereum blockchain in the process, it was believed to have cracked it. The $12 million in seed funding that the project secured, three months later, was seen as validation of this. But as the subsequent […]

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Chainbet Protocol Proposes a Trustless Bitcoin Cash Betting Mechanism

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 22:43

Chainbet Protocol Proposes a Trustless Bitcoin Cash Betting Mechanism

On Saturday June 9, the founder of the bitcoin cash-centric wallet Electron Cash, Jonald Fyookball, revealed that he had created an on-chain betting protocol called Chainbet. The 255 lines of code form a proposal that allows a simple coin flip type of bet, but the software could be designed to handle more complex on-chain betting […]

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Bitcoin.Org’s New Look to Entice: Purges Bitpay, Coinbase, Blockchain References

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 20:20

Bitcoin.Org’s New Look to Entice: Purges Bitpay, Coinbase, Blockchain References

A foundational crypto ecosystem website, Bitcoin.org, promoted its new look this week. Designed to be more enticing and up-to-date, the site’s changes involve more than just cosmetics and graphics. For example, it has removed references to incredibly popular resources such as Coinbase, Blockchain.com, and Bitpay.   Also read: Russian Farming Village: Local Crypto, Bitcoin Reserves, […]

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South Korea Mulls Over How to Cash Out State-Owned Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 18:20

South Korea Mulls Over How to Cash Out State-Owned Cryptocurrency

The South Korean government is mulling over how to cash out the cryptocurrency it recently confiscated. While the most likely option is to auction the coins off using the government-owned auction platform, various concerns have been raised. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cashing Out BTC The South Korean government is contemplating […]

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Paid in Bitcoin? Learn How to Survive Off a Crypto-Income

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 16:20

Paid in Bitcoin? Learn How to Survive Off a Crypto-Income

Cryptocurrencies have become very popular, and over the past few years, and due to new applications and infrastructure they’ve become easier to spend compared to the early days. Nowadays, individuals are starting to be paid for their services in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash or other digital assets, and living off of cryptocurrencies is the next […]

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Wendy McElroy: A Dazzling Explosion of Spontaneous Order

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: A Dazzling Explosion of Spontaneous Order

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 5 Crypto: A Dazzling Explosion of Spontaneous Order “Our civilization depends, not only for its origin but also for its preservation, on what can be precisely described only as the extended order of human cooperation, an order more commonly, if somewhat […]

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Thailand Unveils Details of Crypto Regulations, Legalizing 7 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 13:40

Thailand Unveils Details of Crypto Regulations, Legalizing 7 Cryptocurrencies

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand has unveiled the details of the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, including licensing requirements, fees, and a list of seven approved cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Approved Cryptocurrencies The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Friday the […]

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The Daily: Swiss Vote on “Sovereign Money”, Russian Banker Against Crypto Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 11:35

The Daily: Swiss Vote on “Sovereign Money”, Russian Banker Against Crypto Ban

Swiss voters will decide this Sunday whether to turn back on fractional-reserve banking and support a “sovereign money” concept for the nation’s finances. Proponents of the initiative prescribe deeper centralization to remedy the shortcomings of the traditional financial system – a vision quite different from the decentralization that came with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, following the […]

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How Blockchain Can Finally Fulfill Its Promise in Global Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 09. 11:30

How Blockchain Can Finally Fulfill Its Promise in Global Payments Several leading institutions are working towards producing tokenized digital central bank money, a more viable approach than unbacked crypto-assets.

Four Projects Seek to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 09. 10:15

Four Projects Seek to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox Ethereum uses transparency as part of its security but potential problems with data exposure are now being addressed.

4 Projects Seeking to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 09. 10:15

4 Projects Seeking to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox Ethereum uses transparency as part of its security but potential problems with data exposure are now being addressed.

PR: Ontology Launches Ecosystem Accelerator – Ontology Olympus Accelerator (OOA)

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 09:30

PR: Ontology Launches Ecosystem Accelerator – Ontology Olympus Accelerator (OOA)

Ontology, a new high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, announced the Ontology Olympus Accelerator (OOA). The program invites technology and product experts across fields to collaborate in entrepreneurship and build new distributed business applications based on Ontology’s next-generation public chain infrastructure to build an open-source, open-minded, and collaborative distributed trust ecosystem. The Ontology Olympus Accelerator program will provide complete technical, marketing, funding, talent, and legal compliance support. The Ontology Foundation will invest approximately 1.5 billion USD worth of tokens, all of which will be used to support the future development of existing startups and teams chosen.

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Flash Transfer: Bitcoin Hodlers Dumped $30 Billion Since December

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 09. 06:32

Flash Transfer: Bitcoin Hodlers Dumped $30 Billion Since December

Leading crypto research firm, Chainalysis, revealed staggering wealth transfer numbers, as reported by legacy news outlet Financial Times, concerning bitcoin core (BTC). From its price high in December of last year through April of 2018, BTC hodlers (supposed longer term investors) dumped $30 billion onto the market, shedding about half their collective positions just in […]

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The Yes Votes Are In: EOS Blockchain to Launch Imminently

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 09. 01:59

The Yes Votes Are In: EOS Blockchain to Launch Imminently The candidates for EOS's equivalent of "miners" have voted tonight to move the hotly anticipated blockchain to its next launch phase.

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 22:20

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned the […]

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Apple’s App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App Rules

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 20:20

Apple’s App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App Rules

Just recently the tech giant Apple has revised its App Store policies concerning cryptocurrency applications offered within the platform marketplace. The new rules are a bit stricter and apply to cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and platforms that facilitate Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Also Read: Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro […]

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The Crypto Community Isn't Sad or Surprised By R3's Reported Woes

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 20:18

The Crypto Community Isn't Sad or Surprised By R3's Reported Woes R3 is reportedly running low on cash – and judging by the social media response, the crypto-community isn't showing much sympathy.

Bank of Italy Official: Central Banks Not Ready to Issue Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 19:20

Bank of Italy Official: Central Banks Not Ready to Issue Digital Currencies The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy believes that central banks are not yet ready to issue institute-backed digital currencies.

Inside the Sprawling (Ongoing) Vote That Will Decide When EOS Launches

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 18:30

Inside the Sprawling (Ongoing) Vote That Will Decide When EOS Launches At a vote of the coalition launching EOS last night, process troubles and a visit by the software's creator seemed to cause the latest delay.

Bitcoin Cash Roundup: New Apps, Announcements and Developments

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 18:20

Bitcoin Cash Roundup: New Apps, Announcements and Developments

This week, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash has seen some market gains and there’s also been a slew of new announcements and development over the past couple of weeks. Currently, the price per BCH is around $1,120 after dropping below the $1K range the week prior. Moreover, since the fork this past May the BCH-ecosystem […]

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PR: EO Obtains Licenses for Crypto-Fiat Exchange and Wallet as Its Initial Coin Sale Continues

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 17:30

PR: EO Obtains Licenses for Crypto-Fiat Exchange and Wallet as Its Initial Coin Sale Continues

EO, a four-platform-ecosystem has obtained two licenses to for its upcoming crypto fiat exchange and wallet. This makes it one of the first crypto-based companies to receive a license prior to launching of its crypto products and it can officially allow the use of fiat on its upcoming crypto exchange, crypto wallet and online trading platform, as well as the exchange of its own coin, EO, with fiat.

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Another Investor Lawsuit Claims XRP Is a Security

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 17:01

Another Investor Lawsuit Claims XRP Is a Security A new lawsuit claims XRP is a security controlled by Ripple.

Moscow Stock Exchange to Publish ICO Data

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 16:00

Moscow Stock Exchange to Publish ICO Data The Moscow Exchange wants to list information about token sales, its CEO said Friday. However, the exchange won't directly sell tokens.

Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 15:20

Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro

This week three luxury apartments located in Budva, Montenegro sold for 420 BTC (3.2Mn USD) according to Notary Office and the firm Astra Montenegro Investment Association (AMIA). Furthermore, the AMIA has been successfully promoting the use of digital currencies in Budva and has convinced the neighboring Dukley hotel, Beach Lounge, and Marina to accept BTC. […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hit With Bill After Tax Investigation Ends

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 15:00

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hit With Bill After Tax Investigation Ends South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been found not guilty of tax evasion, but now faces a massive tax bill, according to reports.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Bitpanda Offers New Coins, Microsoft Dips Data Center in the Sea

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 13:30

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Bitpanda Offers New Coins, Microsoft Dips Data Center in the Sea

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover a recent announcement by a leading European crypto exchange – Bitpanda is adding two new coins, IOTA and Komodo. While on the Old Continent, Microsoft has immersed a whole data center off the coast of Scotland. And in Japan, a startup uses artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain […]

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Mizuho Financial's Blockchain Lead Is Leaving the Firm

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 12:35

Mizuho Financial's Blockchain Lead Is Leaving the Firm The blockchain lead at Mizuho Financial Group has revealed he is leaving the firm for a new role in Singapore.

Mastercard Patent Would Put Credit Cards on a Public Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 11:25

Mastercard Patent Would Put Credit Cards on a Public Blockchain A patent filing from Mastercard explores how to use public blockchains to securely verify card credentials at the point of sale.

Six Major Banks in Chile Sued by Another Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 11:05

Six Major Banks in Chile Sued by Another Cryptocurrency Exchange

A local cryptocurrency exchange in Chile has reportedly filed a lawsuit against six major banks in the country for abusing their power and quashing its crypto payment business. This lawsuit follows another one filed in Chile against ten banks by a different crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Six Banks […]

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Which Way? Bitcoin's Low Volatility May Force Big Move

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 10:41

Which Way? Bitcoin's Low Volatility May Force Big Move Bitcoin could be in for a big move as the daily trading range tightens, but will the bulls or the bears gain the upper hand?

PR: How Edgar Allan Poe Inspired a Composer to Build Qravity – a Blockchain Platform for Creatives

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 09:30

PR: How Edgar Allan Poe Inspired a Composer to Build Qravity – a Blockchain Platform for Creatives

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

Lifestyles of the Poor & Famous

On January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe became an overnight sensation with the New York Evening Mirror’s publication of a poem that still thrills and haunts readers, listeners, and viewers to this day.

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Switzerland Shows the Way: Bank First to Offer Crypto Business Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 09:20

Switzerland Shows the Way: Bank First to Offer Crypto Business Accounts

Switzerland’s legacy bank, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, announced this week it was accepting cryptocurrency related businesses as account holders, something many legacy financial institutions outright refuse. Long viewed as a progressive society way ahead of its time, the Swiss are once again leading, … this time it’s doing so in the crypto revolution. Also read: Fidelity Investments […]

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Search Giant Baidu Is Launching a Blockchain Space Game

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 09:00

Search Giant Baidu Is Launching a Blockchain Space Game The Chinese search giant is this week launching a blockchain game aimed to educate people about possibilities of crypto technology.

Apple’s App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App Rules

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 08:20

Apple’s App Store Revises Cryptocurrency App Rules

Just recently the tech giant Apple has revised its App Store policies concerning cryptocurrency applications offered within the platform marketplace. The new rules are a bit stricter and apply to cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and platforms that facilitate Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Also Read: Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro […]

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Binance Leads $12 Million Investment In AngelList Crypto Spin-Off Republic

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 08:00

Binance Leads $12 Million Investment In AngelList Crypto Spin-Off Republic A platform for managing token sales, spun out of the famed investment platform AngelList, has raised funds from a notable cast of investors.

Binance, NEO Lead $12 Million Investment In AngelList Crypto Spin-Off Republic

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 08:00

Binance, NEO Lead $12 Million Investment In AngelList Crypto Spin-Off Republic A platform for managing token sales, spun out of the famed investment platform AngelList, has raised funds from a notable cast of investors.

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 07:40

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

A study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digital assets. Crypto fluctuations are not believed to affect consumption either. Russian residents have controlled cryptocurrency worth between $7.5 and $14 billion in the […]

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Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals As New Rules In Progress

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 07:00

Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals As New Rules In Progress Quebec announced on Thursday that it has halted approvals for new cryptocurrency mining operations and may raise energy costs for firms.

Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals Pending New Restrictions

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 07:00

Quebec Halts Crypto Mining Approvals Pending New Restrictions Quebec has halted approvals for new cryptocurrency mining operations while it draws up new rules and may raise energy costs.

BTC Markets Update: Major Symmetrical Triangle Set to Break

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 06:20

BTC Markets Update: Major Symmetrical Triangle Set to Break

The BTC markets are currently testing two major trendlines comprising a major symmetrical triangle. As of this writing, bitcoin appears to be following a major ascending trendline that dates back to mid-2017, whilst simultaneously testing a descending trendline that runs from December’s all-time high of nearly $20,000 USD to the local high of approximately $10,000. […]

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Alibaba Affiliate Boosts Blockchain Tech In $14 Billion New Funding

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 05:30

Alibaba Affiliate Boosts Blockchain Tech In $14 Billion New Funding Alibaba's Ant Financial has raised $14 billion in a new funding, part of which will be used to continue its development of blockchain technology.

Alibaba Affiliate to Boost Blockchain Development After $14 Billion Raise

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 05:30

Alibaba Affiliate to Boost Blockchain Development After $14 Billion Raise Alibaba's Ant Financial has raised $14 billion in a new funding, part of which will be used to continue its development of blockchain technology.

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 05:20

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

In recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies. […]

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Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 04:00

Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with a 51% attack, a vulnerability users used to scoff at.

Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone and 20 Traders to Face Charges Over Margin Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 03:20

Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone and 20 Traders to Face Charges Over Margin Trading

The South Korean police are reportedly preparing to charge Coinone’s executives, including its CEO, and 20 of the exchange’s members. This follows a 10-month investigation on allegations that the exchange provided gambling services through its crypto margin trading program. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinone’s Investigation Concludes South Korea’s Cybercrime Investigation […]

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Registration for Dfinity's 'Biggest Airdrop Ever' Is Closing Soon

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 08. 03:00

Registration for Dfinity's 'Biggest Airdrop Ever' Is Closing Soon Startup DFINITY claims to be carrying out the largest airdrop ever.

Mike Hearn’s Crowdfunding Project Has Been Resurrected — Meet Lighthouse.cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 08. 01:20

Mike Hearn’s Crowdfunding Project Has Been Resurrected — Meet Lighthouse.cash

Back in January 2015, Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn launched a BTC-powered crowdfunding application called Lighthouse, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts were very excited about beta version release. Following the launch, Mike Hearn had left the Bitcoin community because he predicted BTC was headed for serious scaling issues, and he was upset with the Core development team’s willingness […]

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Virtual Currencies to Become “Part of the Economic Practices” of All Nations – CFTC Commissioner

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 23:20

Virtual Currencies to Become “Part of the Economic Practices” of All Nations – CFTC Commissioner

United States Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner, Rostin Behnam recently gave a speech in which he predicted that “virtual currencies […] will become part of the economic practices of any country.” The CFTC commissioner predicted that cryptocurrencies will have a transformative effect in providing financial services to unbanked populations, and undermine corruption through increasing […]

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Estonia Grants Licenses for Wallet and Exchange Services to Coin Metro

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 21:20

Estonia Grants Licenses for Wallet and Exchange Services to Coin Metro

It isn’t just Malta that is attracting crypto business these days, other small and fast moving countries on the European continent are joining the action. The latest example comes from Estonia, which recently granted licenses for offering wallet and exchange services to the cryptocurrency trading platform Coin Metro. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: New Tech […]

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Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance 'Limitations'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 20:51

Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance 'Limitations' Russian president Vladimir Putin is still skeptical about cryptocurrencies, he said Thursday.

NYDFS Chief Defends State Regulator's Crypto Approach

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 19:25

NYDFS Chief Defends State Regulator's Crypto Approach New York Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo defended regulators' actions in the crypto space during a panel discussion.

Data Prediction Sites Show More Conservative Cryptocurrency Price Forecasts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 19:20

Data Prediction Sites Show More Conservative Cryptocurrency Price Forecasts

There are a lot of members within the cryptocurrency industry who have tried to predict the price of digital assets like Bitcoin Core (BTC). Furthermore, there are also a ton of bigwig Wall Street types who also try to predict the price of cryptocurrencies — While some of their BTC forecasts predict the currency’s value […]

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PotCoin Might Sponsor Dennis Rodman's Trip to Trump-Kim Summit

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 17:46

PotCoin Might Sponsor Dennis Rodman's Trip to Trump-Kim Summit Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in talks with cryptocurrency startup PotCoin to have the latter sponsor a trip to the U.S.-North Korea summit.

Mining Manufacturer Obelisk Announces ASIC-Friendly Launchpad

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 17:20

Mining Manufacturer Obelisk Announces ASIC-Friendly Launchpad

Obelisk, a new ASIC manufacturer led by Siacoin developer David Vorick, has released plans for an ASIC launchpad for Proof of Work coins. Its aim is to provide new and existing cryptocurrencies with an ASIC-friendly algorithm that will mitigate the rising threat of 51% attacks. Although initially devised with the company’s own ASIC miner in […]

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'Just Beware' Is All Jamie Dimon Will Say About Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 17:10

'Just Beware' Is All Jamie Dimon Will Say About Bitcoin Jamie Dimon once called bitcoin a fraud – now he's saying "just beware."

'Dungeon Defenders' Game Maker to Integrate Blockchain In Sequel

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 15:59

'Dungeon Defenders' Game Maker to Integrate Blockchain In Sequel The developer behind Dungeon Defenders II will integrate a blockchain with the game's rewards system.

Coinbase Acquires Investment Firms to Offer Regulated Crypto Securities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 15:20

Coinbase Acquires Investment Firms to Offer Regulated Crypto Securities

Coinbase is seeking to become a fully licensed broker-dealer through its acquisition of three federally regulated firms. The company is confident that it will get the approvals necessary to start offering fully-regulated crypto securities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase as Regulated Broker-Dealer One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency companies, Coinbase, […]

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Japan Blasts Crypto Exchange Execs in First-Ever License Rejection

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 13:45

Japan Blasts Crypto Exchange Execs in First-Ever License Rejection Japan's financial regulator has formally issued its first denial to a business registration application filed by cryptocurrency exchange FSHO.

Fidelity Investments Hints at Entering Cryptocurrency Exchange Space

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 13:20

Fidelity Investments Hints at Entering Cryptocurrency Exchange Space

Fidelity Investments is reportedly taking steps to offer a variation on the cryptocurrency exchange theme. Without an official public announcement, enthusiasts have precious few concrete details on which to hang hope. However, combine the retail legacy asset management company’s long time bullish attitude on bitcoin with what has been revealed this week through internal documents, […]

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FOAM and the Dream to Map the World on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 12:00

FOAM and the Dream to Map the World on Ethereum CryptoKitties meets Pokemon Go? That's FOAM's initial goal, but the team thinks its decentralized location-tracking tech has more serious potential.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: New Tech and a Quick Way to Make a Fortune in Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 11:20

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: New Tech and a Quick Way to Make a Fortune in Crypto

The most important thing about bitcoin is the new freedom-enhancing innovations that the technology enables, but we know that’s not what everyone is looking for these days. So in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we also feature a surefire way to make a quick fortune in cryptocurrency. Also Read: Coinmint to Invest up to $700 […]

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Bullish Signals Hint at Bitcoin Price Breakout

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 11:10

Bullish Signals Hint at Bitcoin Price Breakout Still stuck in a narrowing price range, BTC could rise to $8,870 if the bulls are able to beat the 50-week moving average resistance.

Dutch Central Bank: Blockchain 'Promising' But 'Inefficient' in Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 10:35

Dutch Central Bank: Blockchain 'Promising' But 'Inefficient' in Payments Blockchain technology isn't yet a beneficial addition to the payment system in the Netherlands, according to the country's central bank.

Dutch Central Bank: Blockchain 'Promising But Inefficient' in Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 10:35

Dutch Central Bank: Blockchain 'Promising But Inefficient' in Payments Blockchain technology isn't yet a beneficial addition to the payment system in the Netherlands, according to the country's central bank.

Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 09:00

Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform SAP is the latest tech giant to have rolled out a technology framework aimed to let enterprise build blockchain-based applications.

Thailand Trials Central Bank Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 08:00

Thailand Trials Central Bank Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement Thailand's central bank is examining how a blockchain-based digital currency could make interbank settlement both faster and cheaper.

Indian Crypto Exchanges Engage with RBI to Offer Banking Ban Alternatives

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 07:20

Indian Crypto Exchanges Engage with RBI to Offer Banking Ban Alternatives

Indian cryptocurrency exchanges have followed the Supreme Court’s suggestion for them to present their cases to the Reserve Bank of India. They have sent letters to the central bank, offering alternatives to the RBI’s banking ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Supreme Court’s Suggestion Cryptocurrency exchanges in India have reportedly sent […]

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Crypto Margin Trading Could Be Illegal Gambling, Says Korean Police

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 06:00

Crypto Margin Trading Could Be Illegal Gambling, Says Korean Police A South Korean police department is alleging the crypto margin trading offered by exchange Coinone is in effect illegal gambling.

Korean Police Allege Coinone's Crypto Margin Trading Is Illegal Gambling

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 06:00

Korean Police Allege Coinone's Crypto Margin Trading Is Illegal Gambling A South Korean police department says execs at crypto exchange Coinone will be charged over claims its margin trading service is illegal gambling.

Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical Issue

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 05:20

Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical Issue

On June 6 the company Parity Technologies, the firm that maintains the Ethereum Parity full node client, issued a mandatory update for individuals and businesses who use the Parity software. According to the latest security alert, the client versions, 1.10.6-stable and 1.11.1-beta, had a consensus issue with the public test network Ropsten that could possibly […]

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Where's EOS? Rival Groups Now Competing to Launch Official Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 07. 04:00

Where's EOS? Rival Groups Now Competing to Launch Official Blockchain There are now two EOS blockchains being tested by rival groups. And while that might be worrisome, the groups say they'll work together in the end.

Latin American NGOs Embark Upon Tour to Promote Bitcoin in Argentina

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 03:20

Latin American NGOs Embark Upon Tour to Promote Bitcoin in Argentina

“Bitcoineta”, a cryptocurrency awareness program conceived by non-profit organizations, Bitcoin Argentina, and Bitcoin Americana has commenced. The campaign will comprise a minivan boldly donning the bitcoin logo embarking on a road trip across Argentina and Latin America with the goal of spreading knowledge and fostering bitcoin adoption. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Drowning in Tokens Latin […]

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Nchain & Coingeek Reveal ‘Miners Choice’ Initiative for BCH Dust Limit and Fees

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 07. 01:20

Nchain & Coingeek Reveal ‘Miners Choice’ Initiative for BCH Dust Limit and Fees

On Tuesday the blockchain firms Nchain and Coingeek announced a ‘Miners Choice’ initiative that aims to promote lowering minimums for mining fees and transaction values. The company’s mining operations plan to lead the effort by adjusting their pool’s settings in order to remove the minimum ‘dust limit’ as well as accept some zero mining fee […]

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Circle to Seek Federal Banking Licensing with U.S. OCC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 23:20

Circle to Seek Federal Banking Licensing with U.S. OCC

Circle Internet Financial Ltd has revealed that it is currently seeking to obtain a federal banking license with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in order to expand the services available to the company’s customers. It also hopes to pursue registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a […]

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Coinbase Says It's 'On Track' to Become a Regulated Securities Firm

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 23:20

Coinbase Says It's 'On Track' to Become a Regulated Securities Firm Coinbase announced Wednesday that it was acquiring three financial services firms in a bid to receive a federal securities license.

Coinbase 'On Track' to Become a Regulated Securities Firm

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 23:20

Coinbase 'On Track' to Become a Regulated Securities Firm Coinbase announced Wednesday that it was acquiring three financial services firms in a bid to receive a federal securities license.

The UK Government's Official Archive Is Testing Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 21:30

The UK Government's Official Archive Is Testing Blockchain The official archive of the UK government is investigating blockchain technology in order to answer pressing questions related to archive management.

100+ Coders Gather in China to Build Apps Tied to the Bitcoin Cash Network

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 21:20

100+ Coders Gather in China to Build Apps Tied to the Bitcoin Cash Network

On June 1-3, 100+ coders gathered together for the ‘BCH Geek’ in Hangzhou, China, an event that focused on developers creating BCH-based apps in order to make “bitcoin cash available to all.” According to regional reports, the event was quite successful and there were a lot of cool applications built specifically to enhance the BCH […]

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Northern Trust Wins Patent for Storing Meeting Minutes on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 20:30

Northern Trust Wins Patent for Storing Meeting Minutes on a Blockchain Northern Trust Corporation has been granted a patent for a system to create immutable records of meetings on a blockchain.

Industry Representatives Criticize Google’s Crypto Ad Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 19:20

Industry Representatives Criticize Google’s Crypto Ad Ban

With Google’s ban on cryptocurrency advertising set to formally come into full effect this month, many representatives of the cryptocurrency and investment industries have spoken out against the company’s move. Also Read: Russian Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website Google Ban Expected to Come Into Effect This Month Google announced that it would ban cryptocurrency […]

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Secret ASICs for the People: Obelisk Reveals Plan to Fight Big Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 18:59

Secret ASICs for the People: Obelisk Reveals Plan to Fight Big Miners Chip manufacturers are making ASICs in secret, argues David Vorick. He wants new coin projects do the same – and to give those chips to the community.

SEC's Clayton: 'Come See Us' If You Want to Do an ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 18:31

SEC's Clayton: 'Come See Us' If You Want to Do an ICO The SEC won't budge when it comes to how it regulates token sales, the agency's chairman remarked on Wednesday.

Bitcoin ETF: Firms Team, Reapply, $200,000 Price Targets Wall Street Institutions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 18:20

Bitcoin ETF: Firms Team, Reapply, $200,000 Price Targets Wall Street Institutions

Van Eck and Solid X have teamed, after both failed previously to gain formal regulatory approval for their respective bitcoin core (BTC) exchange traded fund (ETF) proposals, reapplying to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today. They’re proposing a physically backed bitcoin ETF, the Van Eck Solid X Bitcoin Trust, and it just might […]

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Coinmint to Invest up to $700 Million in New York Mining Center

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 17:44

Coinmint to Invest up to $700 Million in New York Mining Center

Coinmint has announced it commenced operations at its newest crypto mining facility in New York. Operated via its wholly owned subsidiary, North Country Data Center Corporation, it is already mining several cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, dash and ether. Also Read: Police Forces Bust Alleged “New Age Cryptocurrency” Scam in India Mining Operations Come Online Located at a […]

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PR: Penta Global Foundation Launches New Dynamic Stake Consensus Algorithm

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 17:30

PR: Penta Global Foundation Launches New Dynamic Stake Consensus Algorithm

One of the interesting features of blockchain is that it is not just about technology, it is also about social ecosystems. Blockchain platforms are true ecosystems, where things of value are exchanged through peer-to-peer transactions and validated by the ecosystem community, instead of centralized banking and credit card company services. Blockchain has the potential to change the way we interact in the global, digital economy, and establish trust within communities.

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Cryptocurrencies 'Are Not Going Away' Says CFTC Official

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 17:25

Cryptocurrencies 'Are Not Going Away' Says CFTC Official Commissioner of the CFTC, Rostin Behnam, gave an address emphasizing the potential of blockchain to address issues in all sectors.

CFTC Denies FOIA Request for Bitfinex and Tether Subpoenas

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 16:16

CFTC Denies FOIA Request for Bitfinex and Tether Subpoenas The top U.S. futures regulator has denied a FOIA request related to cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and the closely-linked 'stablecoin' operator Tether.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Drowning in Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 15:20

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Drowning in Tokens

It’s hard to put a finger on the precise point at which token overload kicked in. Token fatigue has been brewing for some time, as the spate of new coins, mostly launched by ICOs, has  turned into an unstoppable torrent. Every day, cryptocurrency exchanges are barraged with listing applications by ICOs, and they do their […]

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VanEck, SolidX Join Forces in New Bid to Launch Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 14:30

VanEck, SolidX Join Forces in New Bid to Launch Bitcoin ETF VanEck and SolidX have teamed up to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, despite regulatory obstacles that stymied prior attempts.

Binance Coin Hits Record High Against Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 14:15

Binance Coin Hits Record High Against Bitcoin Binance coin, the token launched by the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, has hit an all-time high against bitcoin.

Ethereum Software Parity to Update After Critical Bug Detected

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 14:03

Ethereum Software Parity to Update After Critical Bug Detected A critical bug was found in Parity's software within a testing environment and users are hurrying to update so it doesn't affect the mainnet.

Crypto Startup Circle to Seek Banking License in US

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 13:35

Crypto Startup Circle to Seek Banking License in US Cryptocurrency startup Circle is in talks to become registered in the U.S. as a licensed bank and brokerage, according to a report.

Russian Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 13:20

Russian Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

A Russian court has overturned a previous court decision to block a bitcoin-related website because it contains information about cryptocurrencies. The Supreme Court ordered the city court to hear the appeal. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Russian Court Overturned Previous Decision The St. Petersburg City Court has overturned the ruling of […]

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Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 13:00

Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch Three years after Ripple shelved Codius, Stefan Thomas is bringing the smart contract platform back to life with his eyes set on disrupting Ethereum.

Japan to Deny Crypto Exchange Application in Regulatory First

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 11:40

Japan to Deny Crypto Exchange Application in Regulatory First The Financial Service Agency is reportedly planning to deny a registration application filed by a crypto exchange over KYC failings.

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: German Banks Trade Cryptos, US Universities Invest in Crypto Hedge Funds

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 11:15

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: German Banks Trade Cryptos, US Universities Invest in Crypto Hedge Funds

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, regulators in Berlin have revealed that at least six German financial institutions are involved in cryptocurrency trading. Also, it has been reported that American universities have started investing in crypto hedge funds. The investments are on a limited scale but nevertheless indicate a growing interest from academic institutions. And, authorities […]

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Treading Water: Bitcoin Bulls Await Break Above $7,780

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 11:10

Treading Water: Bitcoin Bulls Await Break Above $7,780 Still in bearish territory, bitcoin need to clear resistance at $7,780 in order to regain a bullish bias.

Huobi to Offer $166 Million In Funding to Fuel New Blockchain Creation

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 10:00

Huobi to Offer $166 Million In Funding to Fuel New Blockchain Creation Huobi wants to create its own blockchain and decentralized organization – and is offering $166 million in tokens for help on their development.

Huobi to Offer $166 Million Prize for Own Blockchain Creation

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 10:00

Huobi to Offer $166 Million Prize for Own Blockchain Creation Huobi wants to create its own blockchain and decentralized organization – and is offering $166 million in tokens for help on their development.

PR: Tron Mainnet Launched – Young Team Dispelled Rumors with Sweat, Perseverance and Success

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 09:30

PR: Tron Mainnet Launched – Young Team Dispelled Rumors with Sweat, Perseverance and Success

TRX made a hit as the first cryptocurrency whose value exceeded a hundred times of its issuance price in 2018 when the New Year had been only a few days away. In a flash, it squeezed itself into the Top 20 list of cryptos with highest market capitalization. Since then, TRON has recruited a mighty tech team and released a series of iterations. Albeit good news now and then, TRON is never short of controversaries and even rumors.

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South Africa's Central Bank Claims Success in Blockchain Payment Trial

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 09:00

South Africa's Central Bank Claims Success in Blockchain Payment Trial South Africa Reserve Bank indicates that tests of a blockchain-based system for interbank clearance and settlement produced astonishing results.

Fujitsu Rolls Out System That Turns Reward Points into Blockchain Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 08:00

Fujitsu Rolls Out System That Turns Reward Points into Blockchain Tokens Fujitsu is launching a blockchain data processing system for retail merchants that tokenizes traditional promotion tools like coupons and stamps. 

IMF Says Bitcoin Could Create Less Demand for Regular Debt-based Fiat Money

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 07:40

IMF Says Bitcoin Could Create Less Demand for Regular Debt-based Fiat Money

This month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report on global monetary policy in the digital age which explains that “crypto assets may one day reduce demand for central bank money.” The IMF study was written after an IMF staff discussion that details that cryptocurrencies could someday lower the demand for fiat currencies by […]

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The Real Reason Token Issuers Are Fleeing the US

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 07:00

The Real Reason Token Issuers Are Fleeing the US No, it's not a "race to the bottom." Reputable token issuers seek jurisdictional quality and clarity, and they're not finding it in the U.S.

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 05:40

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection […]

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Japan to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 05:40

Japan to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection […]

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Testing for Ethereum's Coming Consensus Change Is Moving Ahead

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 06. 04:00

Testing for Ethereum's Coming Consensus Change Is Moving Ahead Less than a year since Casper was formalized, ethereum clients are starting to test a smart contract for the network's big consensus change.

Cryptocurrency Baskets Are Growing in Popularity

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 03:40

Cryptocurrency Baskets Are Growing in Popularity

For investors who lack the time, knowledge, or patience to sift through hundreds of cryptocurrencies, there’s an easier way. Crypto baskets allow traders to snap up a horde of digital assets in one go, without the need to independently manage them. The number of platforms offering token baskets has grown significantly this year. But are […]

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Vietnam Proposes Import Ban on Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 01:40

Vietnam Proposes Import Ban on Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has officially proposed that the country bans the import of cryptocurrency mining equipment. Bitcoin mining rigs are currently easily imported into Vietnam. This proposal follows the largest crypto fraud case in the country involving over $656 million and more than 32,000 victims. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Ministry […]

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Markets Update: Leading Cryptocurrencies Break Above Bear Channels

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 06. 00:40

Markets Update: Leading Cryptocurrencies Break Above Bear Channels

The bullish action witnessed by the cryptocurrency markets last week has seen many leading markets break above the bearish descending channels which have guided price action in recent weeks. The last couple of days has seen the many markets retrace – with many traders closely watching to see if the markets can hold up and […]

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Research: Majority of EU, US Exchanges and Wallets Fail to KYC Users

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 23:40

Research: Majority of EU, US Exchanges and Wallets Fail to KYC Users

More than two thirds of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers on both sides of the Atlantic fail to conduct proper identity verification checks. According to new research into their onboarding practices, most of the studied platforms do not meet the requirements of the upcoming regulations under the updated EU anti-money laundering directive. Also […]

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Judge Reopens Cryptsy Customer Class Action Against Coinbase

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 21:56

Judge Reopens Cryptsy Customer Class Action Against Coinbase A U.S district judge has reopened a case involving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase and the now-defunct exchange service Cryptsy. 

Police Forces Bust Alleged “New Age Cryptocurrency” Scam in India

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 21:40

Police Forces Bust Alleged “New Age Cryptocurrency” Scam in India

Police in the Indian city of Thane have raided the offices of an alleged multi-million cryptocurrency scam on Monday. According to its promoters, Money Trade Coin (MTC) “provides a safer, more secure and superior alternative of storing wealth in the form of digital currency, to investors as well as commoners.” Investigators, however, accuse it of […]

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Lawmaker Wants New York State to Pilot Local Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 20:15

Lawmaker Wants New York State to Pilot Local Cryptocurrencies A bill introduced by New York Assemblyman Ron Kim would launch pilot programs testing cryptocurrencies as a community monetary system.

Twitch Streamers Can Now Tip With Four Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 19:40

Twitch Streamers Can Now Tip With Four Cryptocurrencies

Users of the popular video game streaming application Twitch can now tip each other using a variety of cryptocurrencies. The integration is made possible by a firm called Streamlabs who have built a protocol that can send tips through a user’s Coinbase account. Also Read: Decentralized Exchange Compendium ‘Index’ Lists Over 200 Dex Platforms Twitch Users […]

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Belgian Government Launches Site to Warn Crypto Investors About Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 18:00

Belgian Government Launches Site to Warn Crypto Investors About Scams A new website launched by Belgian government agencies outlines different ways to avoid crypto fraud.

Japan’s GMO Unveils Specs and Price of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Rigs – On Sale Tomorrow

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 17:40

Japan’s GMO Unveils Specs and Price of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Rigs – On Sale Tomorrow

Japan’s GMO Internet has unveiled the price and specs of the GMO miner B2 equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The mining capacity is 24 TH/s and the price of the machines will be adjusted monthly according to demand. Using GMO’s mining rigs, the power consumption can be reduced up to 20% and the cost […]

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PR: GANA Technologies Offers 10% Bonus for Joining Cannabis Industry Revolution

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 17:30

PR: GANA Technologies Offers 10% Bonus for Joining Cannabis Industry Revolution

In May, GANA Technologies, introducing how to adopt artificial intelligence technology to the cannabis industry, announced the start of its token public sale. However, there is still the chance to get 10% bonus even during the core sale. The project team offers you the opportunity to get more tokens if you join the ICO before 15,000 ETH raised.

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Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Trading Volume Soars But Ripple Keeps Falling

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 16:41

Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Trading Volume Soars But Ripple Keeps Falling

May was a bumper month for bitcoin cash and ethereum. Both digital assets saw a major increase in global trading volume compared to the month prior. BTC held steady, averaging $200 billion a month, but ripple didn’t fare so well, recording trading volume that was down 86% since January, mirroring its decline in price. Also […]

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U.S. Telecom Agency Wants Blockchain Policy Suggestions

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 16:20

U.S. Telecom Agency Wants Blockchain Policy Suggestions The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has asked industry members to provide suggestions for blockchain policy.

US Telecom Agency Seeks Blockchain Policy Suggestions

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 16:20

US Telecom Agency Seeks Blockchain Policy Suggestions The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has asked industry members to provide suggestions for blockchain policy.

$1,999: GMO Reveals Details of Its New 7nm Bitcoin Miner

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 15:20

$1,999: GMO Reveals Details of Its New 7nm Bitcoin Miner Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has revealed prices and specs for its new-from-the-ground-up bitcoin miner – the world's first based on a 7nm chip.

Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South Africa

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 14:32

Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South Africa

Crypto exchange Golix is entering three other African markets in an effort to survive the ban imposed by the central bank in its home country – Zimbabwe. Moreover, the troubled trading platform claims the move is part of a strategy to offer its services across the whole continent. Golix says the shortage of infrastructure has […]

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Magic Number? Chart Data Hints at June 6 Bitcoin Boost

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 14:00

Magic Number? Chart Data Hints at June 6 Bitcoin Boost A major reprieve just may be in the offing for the battered bitcoin bulls in the next 36 hours – if, that is, historical patterns repeat themselves.

HSBC Exec Warns 'Digital Islands' Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 13:00

HSBC Exec Warns 'Digital Islands' Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade Blockchains should do for the global value chain what shipping containers did for transport of goods, says HSBC trade finance expert Vinay Mendonca.

Russian Farming Village: Local Crypto, Bitcoin Reserves, No Govt Money

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 12:28

Russian Farming Village: Local Crypto, Bitcoin Reserves, No Govt Money

Mikhail Shlyapnikov, cancer survivor turned quaint Russian farmer and cryptocurrency revolutionary, is well known within the ecosystem. He’s about as eccentric as imagined, defiantly taking on his government through the issuance of a proprietary, local money. It was a way to get out from under gouging state-backed banks. Close to half a decade later, and […]

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China Has Built a Blockchain System That Could Replace Paper Checks

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 12:20

China Has Built a Blockchain System That Could Replace Paper Checks China's central bank has completed a blockchain-based system that digitizes checks in a move to counter fraud in the country.

Telecoms Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 11:00

Telecoms Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain China Mobile, one of China's three state-owned telecoms giants, is exploring moving part of its mobile data business to a distributed ledger.

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Exchange ETF Action and Wozniak Wants Bitcoin to Rule World

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 10:24

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Exchange ETF Action and Wozniak Wants Bitcoin to Rule World

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we feature news about a Dubai-based exchange returning to accept local fiat deposits, another exchange launching an ETF-like product and the response by a popular wallet to a cyber attack. But the big story, without a doubt, is Woz’s undying commitment to the idea of bitcoin. Also Read: Crypto […]

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Failed Breakout Revives Bitcoin's Bull-Bear Tug-of-War

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 10:00

Failed Breakout Revives Bitcoin's Bull-Bear Tug-of-War Bitcoin's retreat from Sunday's high of $7,779 has poured cold water over the bull mood generated by the weekend's positive price action.

PR: Ethbay, the New Decentralized Ethereum Marketplace Will Launch Their ICO on June 7th

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 09:30

PR: Ethbay, the New Decentralized Ethereum Marketplace Will Launch Their ICO on June 7th

Ethbay is the newly launched blockchain based platform that aims to disrupt the traditional online marketplaces using the power of decentralization. It is an online marketplace much like eBay that allows users to buy or sell tangible and non-tangible products using Ethereum charging only a 1% fee, which is significantly lower than fees charged by eBay and other such marketplaces. Ethbay is all set to launch their official ICO on June 7th and offer their EBY tokens at a price of 5000 tokens for 1 Ethereum. Out of 100 million EBY tokens that will be produced, 80% will be available for sale to the general public.

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Russian Court Overturns Cryptocurrency Media Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 09:00

Russian Court Overturns Cryptocurrency Media Ban A city-level court in Russia has revoked a ban issued in 2016 that blocked cryptocurrency media site bitcoininfo.ru, among others.

Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed: Stylometry & Bootstrapping Proof, Claims UK Nonprofit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 08:20

Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed: Stylometry & Bootstrapping Proof, Claims UK Nonprofit

Self-described informative and interactive crypto website, Zy Crypto, a nonprofit based in England, believes it has struck ecosystem gold by discovering Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity. It’s the second attempt by the outfit, and both times they’ve relied upon stylometry before concluding that Bitcoin Cash developer Gavin Andresen is Satoshi hiding in plain sight. This go-round […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed (Again): Stylometry & Bootstrapping Proof, Claims UK Nonprofit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 08:20

Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed (Again): Stylometry & Bootstrapping Proof, Claims UK Nonprofit

Self-described informative and interactive crypto website, Zy Crypto, a nonprofit based in England, believes it has struck ecosystem gold by discovering Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity. It’s the second attempt by the outfit, and both times they’ve relied upon stylometry before concluding that Bitcoin Cash developer Gavin Andresen is Satoshi hiding in plain sight. This go-round […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Says UK Nonprofit – Stylometry & Bootstrapping ”Proof”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 08:20

Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Says UK Nonprofit – Stylometry & Bootstrapping ”Proof”

Self-described informative and interactive crypto website, Zy Crypto, a nonprofit based in England, believes it has struck ecosystem gold by discovering Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity. It’s the second attempt by the outfit, and both times they’ve relied upon stylometry before concluding that Bitcoin Cash developer Gavin Andresen is Satoshi hiding in plain sight. This go-round […]

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Verge's Blockchain Attacks Are Worth a Sober Second Look

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 08:00

Verge's Blockchain Attacks Are Worth a Sober Second Look Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency verge has dealt with several attacks recently, displaying how difficult it is to code blockchains without exploits.

Chinese Wallet Imtoken Holds $20 Billion in Coinbase Customer Assets

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 06:20

Chinese Wallet Imtoken Holds $20 Billion in Coinbase Customer Assets

In a recent interview, Ben He, the founder of major Chinese Ethereum wallet provider, Imtoken, discussed his company’s growth. $35 billion worth of crypto assets are currently held in Imtoken wallets – including funds owned by major cryptocurrency companies such as Coinbase. Imtoken also recently announced that it has received $10 million USD from IDG […]

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Another Crypto Exchange Is Rolling Out A Token-based ETF

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 06:00

Another Crypto Exchange Is Rolling Out A Token-based ETF Hong Kong-based OKEx has also launched a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund, following a similar move by its rival trading platform Huobi Pro.

Decentralized Exchange Compendium ‘Index’ Lists Over 200 Dex Platforms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 04:20

Decentralized Exchange Compendium ‘Index’ Lists Over 200 Dex Platforms

Since the creation of bitcoin and the hundreds of other cryptocurrencies in existence individuals have been trading their assets for profit or for other coins. A great majority of people use centralized exchanges, even though many of them require strict identification policies or have lost funds due to hackers infiltrating their platforms. Over the past […]

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When It's Time to Rebalance Your Crypto Asset Portfolio

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 04:00

When It's Time to Rebalance Your Crypto Asset Portfolio Crypto trader Willy Woo gives a quick take on his portfolio strategy, one he's modified uniquely for the new world of crypto assets.

Indonesia to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 02:20

Indonesia to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

Cryptocurrencies in Indonesia will be regarded as commodities, according to a new decision by the country’s futures market regulator. It comes after a study concluding that digital coins deserve the commodity status. The government is expected to prepare a broader regulation covering other aspects of the crypto sector including trading and taxation. Also read: Crypto […]

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Apple Co-Founder Backs Dorsey: Bitcoin Should Become Web's Currency

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 05. 02:00

Apple Co-Founder Backs Dorsey: Bitcoin Should Become Web's Currency Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a big believer – though not an investor currently – in bitcoin.

Blockchain Developers Abandon Github Following Microsoft Acquisition

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 05. 00:20

Blockchain Developers Abandon Github Following Microsoft Acquisition

Microsoft’s acquisition of open source code repository Github has provoked protest from members of the crypto community. Developers of bitcoin core and other blockchains have expressed disquiet at the corporate takeover, with several stating their intent to migrate to an alternative platform at the earliest possible convenience. Also read: Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia […]

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VC Funding Round-Up: Money Keeps Flowing to Crypto Exchanges and Wallets

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 23:20

VC Funding Round-Up: Money Keeps Flowing to Crypto Exchanges and Wallets

A collection of recent funding news from the cryptocurrency ecosystem shows that despite record amounts of money raised by ICOs, the traditional route of raising funds from venture capital firms is still going strong. And cryptocurrency exchanges are involved both as investment targets and investors.  Also Read: Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia Despite Ban […]

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The EOS Blockchain Isn't Live Yet, But It's Getting Closer

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 23:00

The EOS Blockchain Isn't Live Yet, But It's Getting Closer Longer than hours, but maybe less than days – that's about the best estimate for when the EOS blockchain, years in the making, will finally launch.

Days After Launch, the EOS Blockchain Still Isn't Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 23:00

Days After Launch, the EOS Blockchain Still Isn't Live Longer than hours, but maybe less than days – that's about the best estimate for when the EOS blockchain, years in the making, will finally launch.

The EOS Blockchain Isn't Live Yet, But It's Getting Close

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 23:00

The EOS Blockchain Isn't Live Yet, But It's Getting Close Longer than hours, but maybe less than days – that's about the best estimate for when the EOS blockchain, years in the making, will finally launch.

Coinbase Unveils Plans to Enter the Japanese Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 22:10

Coinbase Unveils Plans to Enter the Japanese Market

One of the largest US cryptocurrency companies, Coinbase, has unveiled its plans to enter the Japanese market in order “to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency.” The company has been in talks with the country’s financial regulator to ensure compliance. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Opens Office in Japan Coinbase […]

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Former SEC Chair to Represent Ripple in XRP Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 22:00

Former SEC Chair to Represent Ripple in XRP Lawsuit Court records show that distributed ledger startup Ripple is being represented by two former SEC officials – including its former chairwoman.

New Cashpay Wallet Allows Purchases With Any Online Retailer Using BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 20:20

New Cashpay Wallet Allows Purchases With Any Online Retailer Using BCH

On Saturday, June 2 a new cryptocurrency wallet focused exclusively on bitcoin cash launched called Cashpay. The beta release is now available for Android and iOS devices but the wallet also offers an interesting feature — Cashpay comes with the ability to purchase anything from any online retailer using bitcoin cash. Also Read: Markets Update: Digital […]

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The SEC Just Appointed Its First-Ever Crypto Czar

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 19:54

The SEC Just Appointed Its First-Ever Crypto Czar One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's leading officials on the cryptocurrency and token sale front just got a promotion.

Crypto Startup Coinbase Names CEO for Japanese Subsidiary

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 18:50

Crypto Startup Coinbase Names CEO for Japanese Subsidiary Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase is officially headed to Japan.

TASE Shell Company Switches Plans From “Blockchain” to Cannabis

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 18:20

TASE Shell Company Switches Plans From “Blockchain” to Cannabis

After delistings, warnings and even regulatory actions in different markets around the world, we are now getting another indication that the “blockchain” stocks hype is dying out. A TASE shell company has switched its focus from trying to enter the blockchain racket to newer trends like the legal cannabis business.  Also Read: Huobi Creates Its Own […]

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Vermont Regulators Hit ICO With Cease-and-Desist Notice

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 17:45

Vermont Regulators Hit ICO With Cease-and-Desist Notice A company behind an ongoing initial coin offering (ICO) has been issued a cease-and-desist notice from the U.S. state of Vermont.

PR: Viola.AI To Gather Larger Single Women Database

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 17:00

PR: Viola.AI To Gather Larger Single Women Database

SINGAPORE ?-? With its Identity and Relationship Verification known as REL-Registry, Viola.AI is set to create the world's largest single women database on the blockchain for a transparent and safe platform for ladies to meet their potential partners.

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Decentralizing Cryptocurrency Is Hard

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 16:20

Decentralizing Cryptocurrency Is Hard

“Decentralization shaming” is a popular way for cryptocurrency tribes to laud their anointed altcoin at the expense of the rest. The degree to which a cryptocurrency is free from control by any one entity has become a stick with which to beat projects that don’t measure up to bitcoin, which is all of them. Such […]

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Is Raising $20 Million for Token Project

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 16:15

LinkedIn Co-Founder Is Raising $20 Million for Token Project Newly published public documents indicate that one of the co-founders of LinkedIn is raising as much as $20 million in a SAFT sale.

Ripple Pumps $50 Million Into Academic Research on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 14:45

Ripple Pumps $50 Million Into Academic Research on Blockchain Ripple is setting aside millions of dollars to fund university-based research into blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.

Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia Despite Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 14:30

Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia Despite Ban

A network of cryptocurrency enabled Point-of-Sale (POS) payment devices has begun to spread in Indonesia, despite the ban by the central bank. Pundi X is laying the groundwork for Indonesian merchants to accept cryptocurrencies immediately after the rules are changed.    Also Read: Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) POS Roll-Out Begins Pundi X, […]

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Crypto and Twitter: A Toxic Combination, a Troubling Future

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 13:00

Crypto and Twitter: A Toxic Combination, a Troubling Future Cryptocurrencies may offer solutions to a host of big problems, but for now, they're making issues with social media echo chambers worse.

Japan’s SBI Cryptocurrency Exchange Now Live for 20,000 Users

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 12:30

Japan’s SBI Cryptocurrency Exchange Now Live for 20,000 Users

SBI Holdings’ cryptocurrency exchange is now live for a limited number of customers and with one cryptocurrency supported so far. Starting today, the mega corporation’s crypto spot trading service is available for approximately 20,000 users. Its full crypto exchange launch for the general public is set for next month with two additional cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Hyperchain Blockchain Creator Completes $234 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 12:00

Hyperchain Blockchain Creator Completes $234 Million Funding Round Blockchain platform developer Qulian Technology has closed one of the biggest blockchain-focused VC rounds ever.

Chinese Firm Reportedly Nets $18 Million in 'Questionable' Token Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 11:00

Chinese Firm Reportedly Nets $18 Million in 'Questionable' Token Sale Despite China's 2017 ban on ICOs, a Chinese firm still appears to have openly promoted a token sale that reportedly raised $18 million.

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Zencash Targeted in 51% Attack, Ticketfly Hijacked for Ransom

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 10:50

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Zencash Targeted in 51% Attack, Ticketfly Hijacked for Ransom

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief – Zencash has lost $550,000 in two double-spend transactions following a 51% attack on the network. Developers have taken measures to increase the difficulty of future attacks. The event-ticketing platform Ticketfly is also trying to recover from a hijack. 26 million accounts have been reportedly compromised by a hacker who […]

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Bitcoin's Low Volume Breakout Could Be a Bull Trap

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 10:00

Bitcoin's Low Volume Breakout Could Be a Bull Trap Bitcoin looks primed for a move to $8,000, but low trading volumes point to the risk of a bull trap.

PR: Bcshop.io Launches Ethereum Based E-Commerce and Payments Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 09:30

PR: Bcshop.io Launches Ethereum Based E-Commerce and Payments Platform

In rapidly developing blockchain industry the lack of useful dApps is a vivid stopping factor for cryptocurrency mass adoption. There are little to no ways to use BTC, ETH or other crypto except for investments or speculations. Targeting exactly this problem, BCShop.io releases the platform where Ethereum ecosystem is provided with real utility value. Being available in test network for months, the product is finally launched in main network at https://bcshop.io/.

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Indonesian Regulator Gives Green Light for Crypto Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 09:00

Indonesian Regulator Gives Green Light for Crypto Futures Trading Indonesia's futures watchdog has reportedly ruled that cryptos are commodities that can be traded on the country's futures exchange. 

Meet the Dapp Market: A Twist On Open Source Is Winning Developers

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 08:00

Meet the Dapp Market: A Twist On Open Source Is Winning Developers Two ethereum-based bounty marketplaces are beginning to take off, and are hoping to take the decentralized application (dapp) space with them.

China State TV: Blockchain Is '10 Times More Valuable Than the Internet'

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 07:30

China State TV: Blockchain Is '10 Times More Valuable Than the Internet' China Central Television aired an hour-long program on Sunday aimed to educate the public about the concept, potential and risks of blockchain.

BTC City – Slovenia’s Largest Shopping Center to Become a ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 07:20

BTC City – Slovenia’s Largest Shopping Center to Become a ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’

Slovenia’s largest shopping destination is implementing strategies to become a “genuine Bitcoin City.” Coincidentally named BTC City already, the complex stretches 475,000 square meters and is filled with 500 retail stores. It was recently visited by the country’s prime minister who got acquainted with its bitcoin strategy. During his visit, the state secretary bought him […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Hitbtc Suspends Services in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 05:20

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hitbtc Suspends Services in Japan

Hitbtc has suspended its services for Japanese residents to avoid any trouble with the country’s financial regulator since it is not authorized to operate in Japan. Users with Japanese IP addresses will be asked to provide their residency information within the exchange’s know-your-customer (KYC) procedure to prove they are not residents of Japan. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 04:00

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion "Convergence" means different things to different people in the blockchain space. But it's a word that's cropping up again and again.

Newly Launched Keyport Platform Enables BCH-Powered Encrypted Messaging

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 03:40

Newly Launched Keyport Platform Enables BCH-Powered Encrypted Messaging

The application Keyport is a platform that utilizes the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network’s OP_Codes and allows users to send and accept encrypted messages built on top of the BCH chain and the Toku protocol. The new platform Keyport was created by Atlantislabs and it allows anyone to message each other in an encrypted fashion while […]

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SBI Launches Japan's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 04. 03:21

SBI Launches Japan's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings announced on Monday that its in-house cryptocurrency exchange is now live.

Mining Round-Up: Venezuelan Authorities Raid Miners, Taiwanese Miner Shot for Debt to Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 04. 01:20

Mining Round-Up: Venezuelan Authorities Raid Miners, Taiwanese Miner Shot for Debt to Investors

In recent mining news, Venezuelan authorities are cracking down on mining operations – with one Venezuelan telling reporters that he was forced to leave his home country after becoming the victim of extortion. In other news, a Taiwanese miner was shot by gangsters after failing to deliver on returns on the gang’s investment into his […]

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Japanese Crypto Center Launches Investment Course for Seniors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 23:20

Japanese Crypto Center Launches Investment Course for Seniors

In Japan, seniors and middle-aged adults are increasingly interested in investing in cryptocurrencies. The Japanese Cryptocurrency Support Center has launched an intensive course for seniors to help them learn and invest in cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Intensive Crypto Course for Seniors Japan’s Cryptocurrency Support Center has launched an intensive […]

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Coastal Town Claims to be First “Digital Currency-Friendly” in Australia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 21:20

Coastal Town Claims to be First “Digital Currency-Friendly” in Australia

Agnes Water, a beach town situated five hours north of Brisbane International Airport, has proclaimed itself to be the first “digital currency-friendly” tourist town in Australia. Over 30 businesses now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment in Agnes Water – despite being home to just over two thousand residents. Also Read: Markets Update: Digital Currency […]

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Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 19:20

Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo

Russian railway company RZD may turn out to be a state-owned giant that does not shy away from technological advances brought about by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. According to media reports, Russian Railways is planning to implement blockchain applications, smart contracts and ticket sales in crypto. Both company officials and independent experts have spoken about the […]

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PR: The Masternode Foundation Launches MANO, Its Exclusive Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 17:30

PR: The Masternode Foundation Launches MANO, Its Exclusive Cryptocurrency

Since late 2017, several crypto specialists have been stating that masternode coins “will be huge in the upcoming years”.

After only five months into 2018, we can already see they were correct, masternodes are becoming the new mining.

Crypto investors are starting to realize that, by investing in masternodes, they are building a portfolio of passive income generating assets.

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Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 17:20

Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Why wait for Wall Street to launch exchange traded funds following the crypto markets? Huobi, the Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange, has decided to create its own ETF style instrument based on its recently launched index of ten digital assets.  Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round Huobi Index Tracker Fund The […]

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Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 15:25

Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

Bitcoin tumbling service Bestmixer has added a slew of new features designed to enhance anonymity. A triple-tier service provides varying levels of privacy, all geared around outsmarting the blockchain forensic tools deployed by companies such as Chainalysis. Also read: Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market Bestmixer Ups Its Privacy Game Bitcoin tumbler […]

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An Upcoming Cryptocurrency Is Trialling a Trio of Bitcoin Tech Advances

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 03. 14:00

An Upcoming Cryptocurrency Is Trialling a Trio of Bitcoin Tech Advances As grin inches toward launch, the team is incorporating three bold scalability and privacy technologies originally created for bitcoin.

Markets Update: Digital Currency Market Bulls Push Back After Decline

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 13:20

Markets Update: Digital Currency Market Bulls Push Back After Decline

Cryptocurrency prices are making some headway today after suffering from a bearish onslaught last week. Since our last markets update the digital asset economy has gained $26 billion over the last five days. The price of bitcoin cash (BCH) touched a high of $1,160 earlier today but now hovers around $1,140 per BCH. Bitcoin core […]

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How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 03. 12:00

How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts In an era where many startups are taking more complex transactions to other blockchains, Hodl Hodl is focused on making them work on the bitcoin.

This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 11:30

This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round

This week we saw that despite some countries being less open to cryptocurrency than we would have wanted to, this amazing innovation continues to fascinate the whole world. This was evident in stories from all over the globe that were covered in this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Devere Group Adds Bitcoin […]

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Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 07:35

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

An established Japanese corporation has begun offering loans secured by cryptocurrency. The company says this is the first service in Japan where loans in Japanese yen can be obtained with cryptocurrency as collateral. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Loan Program Abic Corporation announced Friday the launch of its bitcoin loan […]

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Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 05:43

Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market

In polite pockets of society, acceptable and positive crypto talk revolves around its amazing tech and what the future might hold. At least one bitcoiner has tossed aside such niceties, and examined the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as a potential offshore tax avoidance haven. Depending on the study, as much as $20 trillion is hidden […]

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BCH Powered Charity ‘Eat BCH’ Starts Feeding People in South Sudan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 03. 01:20

BCH Powered Charity ‘Eat BCH’ Starts Feeding People in South Sudan

Back in April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a charity called Eat BCH that’s been feeding the hungry in Venezuela with food purchased with bitcoin cash (BCH) donations. Since then the group has also started feeding people in South Sudan where citizens in the East-African region are suffering from economic turmoil and a lack of daily nourishment. […]

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Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrency Round Up: IMF, BoE, Hong Kong

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 23:20

Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrency Round Up: IMF, BoE, Hong Kong

In recent days, central banks from the around the world have been actively exploring the prospect of issuing digital currencies. The Bank of England (BOE) has continued to press forward with research into models for central bank-issued currencies, with BOE governor Mark Carney expressing his openness to the idea of issuing a digital currency in […]

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Zimbabwe Exchange Granted “Interim Relief,” Ban Appeal Still Ongoing

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 21:20

Zimbabwe Exchange Granted “Interim Relief,” Ban Appeal Still Ongoing

Despite reports of the Zimbabwe High Court’s reversal of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) recently issued cryptocurrency ban, the country’s leading bitcoin exchange, Golix, is yet to restore trading on its platform. In an email recently sent to customers of the exchange, Golix sought to clarify that it has been granted “an interim relief,” […]

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The Bitcoin Cash Chain Has Less Than Two Years Until the Reward Halving

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 19:14

The Bitcoin Cash Chain Has Less Than Two Years Until the Reward Halving

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain is now less than two years away from its next block reward halving. Current statistics show the BCH chain will halve its reward from 12.5 BCH to 6.25 BCH on or around April 6, 2020, and with more than 80 percent of BCH now in circulation, when the next halving […]

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PR: Ontology Announces Triones Seed Node Recruitment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 17:30

PR: Ontology Announces Triones Seed Node Recruitment

Today Ontology, a new high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, officially announced the Ontology Triones seed node recruitment plan and rules, and opened recruitment for the first cycle of seed nodes. The recruitment begins on June 1st, 2018, and the full list of candidates for the first cycle will be announced on July 16th. Candidates can register through the Ontology official website. In addition to receiving ONG from basic consumption of the entire chain network system (network fees, storage fees, smart contract fees, and fees from other services), to encourage participation in consensus participating nodes will also receive an additional 1% ONG per year from the community incentives allocation.

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Most Masternode Coins Are a Scam

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 17:10

Most Masternode Coins Are a Scam

Long before Proof of Stake entered crypto consciousness, people were staking Proof of Work coins. In return for locking up a portion of tokens and running a masternode, you can earn verification rewards. Earning a passive income while helping to secure a network sounds as comfortable as it does noble. The reality, however, is that […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 4 Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning Bitcoin…is better understood using the conceptual lens of the Catallaxy: participants in Bitcoin spontaneously form a decentralized monetary and financial ecosystem, collectively choosing Bitcoin as a medium of exchange and store of […]

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Korean Government Clarifies Position After Supreme Court Crypto Ruling

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 13:35

Korean Government Clarifies Position After Supreme Court Crypto Ruling

The South Korean government has clarified its position in response to the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court stating that cryptocurrency is an asset with measurable value that can be confiscated. The government says its position should be viewed separately from that of the Supreme Court. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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How to Watch the EOS Blockchain Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 02. 13:29

How to Watch the EOS Blockchain Launch CoinDesk gives our best guess of how the distributed launch of the much-anticipated EOS software can be expected to unfold.

Save the World? Blockchain's Big Dreams Come Back to Earth in DC

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 02. 12:55

Save the World? Blockchain's Big Dreams Come Back to Earth in DC "It's about being demand driven instead of supply driven."

Crypto Exchange for Institutional Traders Launches in Gibraltar

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 12:30

Crypto Exchange for Institutional Traders Launches in Gibraltar

A new crypto trading platform providing services to institutional investors has made a soft launch in Europe. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has introduced 300 retail account holders and a select number of institutional participants to its platform. GBX, a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), aims to become one of the first licensed […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Spanish Parties Back Crypto Draft, Slovenia Adopts Crypto Action Plan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 11:35

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Spanish Parties Back Crypto Draft, Slovenia Adopts Crypto Action Plan

All parties represented in the Spanish Congress have voiced support for a new draft legislation introducing favorable crypto regulations in the country. We’ve covered the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also, Slovenia adopts a crypto action plan, Estonia drops plans to issue a national cryptocurrency, and Hungary claims it’s ready to join […]

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PR: Particl Releases Their Privacy Focused Decentralized Marketplace

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 09:30

PR: Particl Releases Their Privacy Focused Decentralized Marketplace

Zug, Switzerland - Particl, an open-source project building privacy focused decentralized applications, has released the Alpha MVP version of their Particl Marketplace - a disruptive way to buy and sell goods online. Released May 31st, 2018, the marketplace is a new featured application within the project’s flagship application, Particl Desktop.

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Flippening? Bitcoin (BTC) Passed by 35mil Ethereum Unique Addresses

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 09:20

Flippening? Bitcoin (BTC) Passed by 35mil Ethereum Unique Addresses

Is the flippening upon us? Ethereum (ETH) advocates are citing block explorer Etherscan claim to passed 35 million unique addresses, a doubling in something like five months, averaging reportedly 100K a day. The last available figures for bitcoin core (BTC) addresses had them at roughly 25 million as of spring this year. ETH enthusiasts are […]

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Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 07:20

Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

The co-founders of Stripe, brothers Patrick and John Collison, recently discussed the company’s decision to no longer support bitcoin payments, and expressed a willingness to reverse this decision in future. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Declining Use of BTC as Means of Payment In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Stripe co-founders […]

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Blockchain Conferences Are the New Music Festivals

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 05:20

Blockchain Conferences Are the New Music Festivals

Cryptocurrency conferences provide a chance to absorb seminars, panel discussions, and keynote speeches from leading industry figures, and to conduct business face-to-face. At least that’s their official purpose. Unofficially, they’re an experiential extravaganza that puts some of the world’s most famous music festivals to shame. Also read: Japan’s GMO Upgrades Margin Services, Launches Wallet and In-Game […]

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Adult Film Star Brenna Sparks Discusses Transforming the Sex Industry With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 03:20

Adult Film Star Brenna Sparks Discusses Transforming the Sex Industry With Bitcoin

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the adult film star Brenna Sparks about how she’s been relentlessly promoting cryptocurrencies to her co-workers and peers throughout the sex industry. Sparks is a big believer in Bitcoin technology and thinks that someday in the future it will revolutionize the entire adult industry. Furthermore, Sparks is planning to film […]

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Early Bitcoin Developer Recounts “Weird” Interactions with Satoshi

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 02. 01:20

Early Bitcoin Developer Recounts “Weird” Interactions with Satoshi

Laszlo Hanyecz, a developer who worked on bitcoin as early as 2010, has discussed his interaction with the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. Mr. Hanyecz describes his dealings with Satoshi as having been “kind of weird.” Also Read: Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day Early BTC Developer Discusses Email Exchanges with […]

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How to Fight Cryptocurrency Cults

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 23:20

How to Fight Cryptocurrency Cults

When I first got into bitcoin, I tried to imagine what could go wrong and could never really think of anything. I never thought that it would turn into a cult. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. Bitcoin is an imaginary good. Thus, it is vulnerable to mind-control. Also read: Bitcoin Developers Must Do What […]

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Huobi Expected to Enter Brazilian Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 21:20

Huobi Expected to Enter Brazilian Cryptocurrency Market

The third largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Huobi, appears poised to enter the Brazilian market – with local reports indicating that the company has established an office in São Paulo, in addition to seeking to hire local talent. The interest in Brazil’s market comes at a time of peak interest in cryptocurrency among Brazilian citizens, […]

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The Top Ten Altcoin Markets of 2014 – How Are They Faring Now?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 19:35

The Top Ten Altcoin Markets of 2014 – How Are They Faring Now?

With the number of altcoins listed on Coinmarketcap reaching 1,640 as of this writing, the question begs – how will all of these altcoin markets perform in the long term? When looking back four years at a historic snapshot of the leading markets from June 1st, 2014, one can see that only two of the […]

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Meet Cryptocribs a Rental Service That Aims to Decentralize Airbnb

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 17:50

Meet Cryptocribs a Rental Service That Aims to Decentralize Airbnb

Airbnb is one of the most popular online property rental businesses in the world, but unfortunately they don’t accept cryptocurrencies. Now there’s a new startup called Cryptocribs that provides a peer-to-peer short-term rental system that utilizes digital assets like bitcoin cash and ethereum for payments. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Cryptocribs: A Cryptocurrency-based Airbnb […]

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PR: True Flip Strengthens Business by Obtaining the Curaçao Gaming License

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 17:30

PR: True Flip Strengthens Business by Obtaining the Curaçao Gaming License

lockchain Games N.V. (Curaçao, operates Trueflip.io) has been granted a permit by the Government of Curaçao to work under License No. 8048/JAZ.

28th May 2018 – Curaçao True Flip, a blockchain fair games developer and operator, has verified its compliance with the strict standards of the international iGaming market by obtaining a Curaçao Gaming License. The advantages of the Curaçao Gaming License will be used to support the platform’s rapid growth.

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Crypto Candy? Expect Free Giveaways When the EOS Blockchain Launches

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 01. 16:45

Crypto Candy? Expect Free Giveaways When the EOS Blockchain Launches Airdrops are well established idea here at the launch of the EOS mainnet, so its startups are way ahead of being the first to give free tokens away.

New Binance Listings Are Losing Their Luster

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 16:32

New Binance Listings Are Losing Their Luster

As one of the most liquid and globally accessible exchanges, Binance wields a lot of power. Listings are a big deal to cryptocurrency teams, representing a validation of their coin, and they’re also a big deal to investors, who can profit off the price boost that invariably ensues. Lately though, those pumps have been diminishing […]

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Bitcoincashers.org a New Web Resource Dedicated to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 15:30

Bitcoincashers.org a New Web Resource Dedicated to Bitcoin Cash

The Bitcoin Cash Fund has launched a new web portal that’s focused on educating the masses about the many benefits of Bitcoin Cash. The new website Bitcoincashers.org plans to bring “everything Bitcoin Cash under one roof” showcasing the cryptocurrency as a fast and reliable payment method. Also read: Brisbane International is Now the World’s First Crypto-Friendly […]

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Huobi Partners on $93 Million China-South Korea Blockchain Fund

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2018. Jun. 01. 15:01

Huobi Partners on $93 Million China-South Korea Blockchain Fund Crypto exchange Huobi has teamed up with NewMargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities to launch a blockchain fund focused on China and South Korea.

Japan’s GMO Upgrades Margin Services, Launches Wallet and In-Game BTC Rewards

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2018. Jun. 01. 14:30

Japan’s GMO Upgrades Margin Services, Launches Wallet and In-Game BTC Rewards

Japanese giant GMO Internet has made several announcements over the last two days. The first is the addition of four cryptocurrencies to its crypto exchange margin services. The second is the launch of the GMO crypto wallet for both iOS and Android platforms. The third is the launch of Cryptochips, which enables the distribution of […]

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Up 24%: Bytecoin Only Gainer In Bad Month for Big Cryptos

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2018. Jun. 01. 14:15

Up 24%: Bytecoin Only Gainer In Bad Month for Big Cryptos While most top-25 cryptocurrencies took a hit last month, lesser-known cryptocurrency bytecoin scored decent gains.

Lawsuit Brewing Against Crypto Exchanges in Japan Over Withheld Forked Coins

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2018. Jun. 01. 12:30

Lawsuit Brewing Against Crypto Exchanges in Japan Over Withheld Forked Coins

A class action lawsuit is being prepared by a group of lawyers in Japan over forked coins that cryptocurrency exchanges are not granting to their customers. Citing that these coins belong to the customers, the group seeks to change the business practices of crypto exchanges and obtain the forked coins for the plaintiffs. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Binance Reveals Plan for $1 Billion Blockchain Startup Fund

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2018. Jun. 01. 12:00

Binance Reveals Plan for $1 Billion Blockchain Startup Fund Binance has announced it is launching a $1 billion "Social Impact Fund" to foster the growth of startups in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

GMO Launches Mobile App That Lets Gamers Earn Bitcoin

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2018. Jun. 01. 11:25

GMO Launches Mobile App That Lets Gamers Earn Bitcoin Japan's GMO Internet Group has developed a new mobile app that aims to introduce the public to bitcoin simply by playing games.

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Expanding Horizons in a Bearish Month

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2018. Jun. 01. 11:01

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Expanding Horizons in a Bearish Month

With banks in Europe, America and Asia doing “everything to crush cryptocurrencies,” Binance CEO CZ says Africa can become a leader in their implementation. The major crypto exchange is thinking about opening an office in Uganda and we have covered the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also, online trade with cryptos spikes in Bahrain, […]

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Former Reuters Risk Intelligence Exec Joins Crypto Compliance Startup

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2018. Jun. 01. 10:15

Former Reuters Risk Intelligence Exec Joins Crypto Compliance Startup Thomson Reuters's former head of World-Check, Greg Pinn, is the new head of product strategy for iComply.

Former Reuters Risk Exec Joins Crypto Compliance Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 01. 10:15

Former Reuters Risk Exec Joins Crypto Compliance Startup Thomson Reuters's former head of World-Check, Greg Pinn, is the new head of product strategy for iComply.

This Long-Term Indicator Could Complicate Bitcoin's Price Recovery

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 01. 10:00

This Long-Term Indicator Could Complicate Bitcoin's Price Recovery A long-term moving average has turned bearish for the first time in four years, threatening to impede continued gains in bitcoin's price.

PR: Publishing Platform Authorship Is Proud to Announce Their Platform Will Open on June 1st

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2018. Jun. 01. 09:30

PR: Publishing Platform Authorship Is Proud to Announce Their Platform Will Open on June 1st

One year after their successfully run $4M ICO, Authorship is proud to announce their platform is ready to be launched as per their scheduled roadmap on June 1st.

Authorship aims to simplify the book publishing process by giving all the authorities to the author. When an author publishes a book at the platform, he/she enjoys all the rights and does not have to comply with the complex policies of publishers, worry about the distribution or share the major chunk of royalties with the publishing company.

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Bitmain's New AntMiner Is Drawing Criticism From Early Chinese Users

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2018. Jun. 01. 09:00

Bitmain's New AntMiner Is Drawing Criticism From Early Chinese Users Bitmain has been criticized over one of its mining products, the AntMiner B3, with users making allegations about its marketing and quality control.

Bitmain's New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users

CoinDesk

2018. Jun. 01. 09:00

Bitmain's New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users Bitmain has been criticized over one of its mining products, the AntMiner B3, with users making allegations about its marketing and quality control.

Taking Back Power: An Upstart Government Plans to Tokenize Energy

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2018. Jun. 01. 08:00

Taking Back Power: An Upstart Government Plans to Tokenize Energy The plan is to incentivize solar power generation by circumventing rules inhibiting its adoption made by Madrid.

Huobi Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund

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2018. Jun. 01. 06:00

Huobi Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund The Huobi exchange announced on Friday that it is launching a cryptocurrency-related exchange-traded fund.

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 05:40

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

The government of India has formally rejected Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, despite an attempt to entice India with a 30% discount. Dependent on the Latin American country’s oil, a steady, uninterrupted supply is key to growing one of the world’s most populous nations. Venezuela is in the midst of dramatically bad economic fortune compounded […]

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Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 03:50

Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty

There are a lot of people people who own cryptocurrencies, and then there are those who think they own these digital assets, but in actuality don’t possess the private keys because they are held with a third party. Learning how to securely archive records that hold private keys like a JSON file or exporting, importing, […]

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The EOS Blockchain Launch: What Should Happen (And What Could Go Wrong)

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2018. Jun. 01. 02:30

The EOS Blockchain Launch: What Should Happen (And What Could Go Wrong) One of the most widely anticipated blockchain project, EOS, is expected to release its software this Saturday.

Review: Ledger Nano S Put to the Test

Bitcoin News

2018. Jun. 01. 01:50

Review: Ledger Nano S Put to the Test

With over one million units sold, the Nano S is the world’s most popular hardware wallet. A combination of first mover advantage – until recently Ledger had only really had Trezor to compete with – coupled with excellent security and usability have made the Nano S ubiquitous. This week, news.Bitcoin.com took delivery of a brand […]

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