Costa Rican Workers Can Be Legally Paid in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 17:30

Costa Rican Workers Can Be Legally Paid in Cryptocurrency

Employees in Costa Rica can receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency and that wouldn’t be against the law. Certain provisions in the national legislation allow companies to pay their workers not only with fiat money but also with goods, and some legal experts believe cryptos can fit in this category. Besides, Costa Rican laws […]

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Some Crypto-Mining Operations Are Not What They Say They Are

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 15:35

Some Crypto-Mining Operations Are Not What They Say They Are

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining has become a very competitive industry, and the amount of processing power hashing away to mine these digital assets is truly amazing. However over the years since the inception of GPU and ASIC mining, essentially when home mining turned into an industry, the cryptocurrency mining space has been riddled with fraudulent […]

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Coinbase Gets $20 Billion Prime Client, Ads Back on Facebook

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 13:05

Coinbase Gets $20 Billion Prime Client, Ads Back on Facebook

Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange already valued as high as $8 billion by itself, had a couple more additional positive developments recently. The company reportedly landed a $20 billion prime client and got its ads reinstated on Facebook. Also Read: The Weekly: New Regulations, Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase Gets Into Politics $20 Billion Hedge […]

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Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 22. 11:40

Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day Mastercard suffered an outage last week that led to a hold-up for some transactions – and crypto supporters on social media quickly pounced.

Crypto Trading 101: Stochastic Oscillators and Price Momentum

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 22. 11:00

Crypto Trading 101: Stochastic Oscillators and Price Momentum A leading indicator, the stochastic oscillator can help inform traders of when to enter or exit a market – even in the volatile world of crypto.

The Weekly: New Regulations, Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase Gets Into Politics

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 09:42

The Weekly: New Regulations, Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase Gets Into Politics

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief, we showcased stories about politicians trying to enforce their will on the cryptocurrency ecosystem around the world, thus pushing companies that are big enough to join the money-in-politics game. Also Read: Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens Bitmain Expands R&D in […]

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UK Police Top up Budget With Proceeds From Sale of Seized BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 05:20

UK Police Top up Budget With Proceeds From Sale of Seized BTC

A UK police department has sold 295 BTC which they say were legally seized from a drug dealer. The court ordered him to forfeit his crypto stored in a hardware wallet. The police reportedly get to keep 18.8% of the sale proceeds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space British Police Seized BTC […]

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New BATM Supporting BTC, BCH Launches in Sofia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 01:40

New BATM Supporting BTC, BCH Launches in Sofia

A crypto teller machine exchanging a number of cryptocurrencies with fiat, including bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH), will be operational next week in a Sofia mall. The BATM is a two-way device that will accept euro, dollar and Bulgarian lev deposits. It will also buy cryptos and print paper wallets.   Also read: Eastern […]

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Indian Central Bank Makes a Case Before Supreme Court Against Allowing Crypto Use

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 23:34

Indian Central Bank Makes a Case Before Supreme Court Against Allowing Crypto Use

India’s central bank told the country’s supreme court on Friday that “allowing dealings in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin would encourage illegal transactions.” Other crypto petitions being heard include one asking the government to “take emergency steps to restrain the sale and purchase of illegal cryptocurrencies.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Argument […]

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Altcoins Are Dying

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 21:20

Altcoins Are Dying

Anyone unacquainted with the cryptocurrency market might assume, casually reading the price of bitcoin in their morning paper, that the past seven days have been good for investors. BTC is up 18% in a week and is now hovering around the $7,400 mark. By any reckoning, that’s good going. But bitcoin’s recent show of strength […]

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Bitcoin (Almost) Everywhere: 5 Crypto Debit Cards Worth Checking Out

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 19:20

Bitcoin (Almost) Everywhere: 5 Crypto Debit Cards Worth Checking Out

Mass, mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies might take a route few original cadres of developers and enthusiasts imagined — major payment processing, plastic debit cards. They’re incredibly handy for those wishing to use crypto while merchant adoption works itself out. Here are five such cards to consider: Wirex, Bitpay, Cryptopay, Xapo, and Shift.   Also read: […]

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Wendy McElroy: Other Than the Black Market, a Last Stand for Economic Freedom

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Other Than the Black Market, a Last Stand for Economic Freedom

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 5 Crypto: Other Than The Black Market, A Last Stand For Economic Freedom? Money…is the economic area most encrusted and entangled with centuries of government meddling. Many people, many economists, usually devoted to the free market stop short at […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Debate an Idea Called Pre-Consensus

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 14:00

Bitcoin Cash Developers Debate an Idea Called Pre-Consensus

This past Thursday, the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, Amaury Séchet, published a paper on the social media platform Yours.org about a protocol technique called ‘pre-consensus.’ According to Séchet, and other BCH developers like Bitcoin Unlimited’s Peter Rizun, pre-consensus could improve block propagation time, benefit zero-confirmation reliability and help delegate decisions tethered to consensus conditions. […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee, EY Acquires Crypto Patents

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 11:05

The Daily: Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee, EY Acquires Crypto Patents

In The Daily on Saturday, crypto exchange Coinbase has formed a political action committee to raise funds for US elections. Also, Ernst & Young has announced the acquisition of crypto technology and patents, and Indonesian crypto POS terminal maker Pundi X is looking to expand in South Korea with a new partnership. Also read: Minsk […]

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China's Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 21. 09:30

China's Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad Bitcoin is flowing out of China, into California mansions – and changing global real estate patterns.

Crypto Trading 101: Bull and Bear Flags (And What They Mean for Price)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 21. 08:30

Crypto Trading 101: Bull and Bear Flags (And What They Mean for Price) When it comes to making big money in trading, the trend is your friend. But spotting the trend early is challenging. That's where flags can help.

Big-Name Insurers Stepping Up Their Crypto Game

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 06:05

Big-Name Insurers Stepping Up Their Crypto Game

A growing number of big-name insurers are getting into the crypto space. They are exploring new product options in this area and meeting with cryptocurrency custodians and trading platforms about coverage. However, exclusions can add up fast for crypto businesses and premiums can be more than five times that of a normal business. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Ethereum, Coinbase, Robinhood Led by Under 40 Year Olds Killing It

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 04:02

Ethereum, Coinbase, Robinhood Led by Under 40 Year Olds Killing It

Fortune magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 is out, recently published in print and online, highlighting leaders under forty years of age. This year, the cryptosphere is well represented by Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong, and Robinhood’s Vlad Tenev. Wielding billions and billions in valuations, their average age is just a tender 30 years old. […]

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 21. 03:35

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee Coinbase formed a Political Action Committee, though it is unclear which candidates it plans to support at this time.

Bitcoin ETF Decision Gets an Overwhelming Amount of Public Opinion

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 21. 01:10

Bitcoin ETF Decision Gets an Overwhelming Amount of Public Opinion

A great deal of cryptocurrency proponents are hoping for a positive outcome when the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) decides on whether or not they will approve the latest bitcoin-based ETF application file by Cboe. The US regulator had asked for public opinion concerning the ETF again, and this time around the number of responses […]

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Ukraine’s Financial Stability Council Supports Crypto Regulatory Concept

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 23:10

Ukraine’s Financial Stability Council Supports Crypto Regulatory Concept

Ukraine has taken a positive step towards legalizing cryptocurrencies. A new regulatory concept, one that recognizes coins and tokens as financial instruments, has won support from the members of the country’s Financial Stability Council. The body includes representatives of the National Bank, the Finance Ministry and other government agencies. Also read: Minsk Mulls Rules for […]

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Who's In Control of Tezos? That Answer Is About to Change

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 22:04

Who's In Control of Tezos? That Answer Is About to Change Get ready for a frenzy of community baking.

Malta Says Crypto Rules Aren't Yet In Force

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 21:00

Malta Says Crypto Rules Aren't Yet In Force The latest crypto laws passed on the island of Malta haven't quite taken effect just yet.

Vietnam’s Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 20:32

Vietnam’s Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned

According to regional reports, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has agreed with a proposal to ban imported cryptocurrency mining machines in order to keep the digital currency economy tethered tightly to the government’s regulatory frameworks. The proposal was introduced by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) after the SBV announced that cryptocurrency […]

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Huobi Launches Service to Build Crypto Exchanges in the Cloud

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 19:00

Huobi Launches Service to Build Crypto Exchanges in the Cloud Crypto exchange Huobi is now offering a business arm to help customers build their own digital asset exchanges.

CoinMarketCap Announces Changes to Counter Fake Volume Concerns

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 18:00

CoinMarketCap Announces Changes to Counter Fake Volume Concerns CoinMarketCap explained the difficulties in offering volume data on Thursday, but added it would incorporate new features to reduce this.

$8K In Reach? 4 Barriers Await Emboldened Bitcoin Bulls

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 17:00

$8K In Reach? 4 Barriers Await Emboldened Bitcoin Bulls A break could be imminent as bitcoin has been consolidating for three days. But while the charts say bullish, plenty of resistance awaits.

India's Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Banking Ban Hearing to September

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 16:30

India's Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Banking Ban Hearing to September A Supreme Court decision on the Reserve Bank of India's efforts to bar crypto firms from receiving banking services has been pushed to September.

Samsung Stores in the Baltic States Now Accept Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 16:20

Samsung Stores in the Baltic States Now Accept Cryptocurrencies

On Friday, Samsung stores in the Baltic States have announced they will be accepting seven different cryptocurrencies for merchandise. Through a partnership with the payment processing firm Coppay, customers shopping at the Samsung stores in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Kaunas will be able to pay with BTC, ETH, DASH, NEM, STEEM, XRP, and LTC. Also […]

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South Korea's Finance Watchdog Is Forming a Crypto Division

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 15:30

South Korea's Finance Watchdog Is Forming a Crypto Division South Korea's Financial Services Commission has revealed it is setting up a department dedicated largely to cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

TSMC Says Crypto Mining Demand Will Fall in Q3

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 14:38

TSMC Says Crypto Mining Demand Will Fall in Q3 Semiconductor manufacturing giant TSMC said Thursday that it expects demand for cryptocurrency mining-related products to cool.

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today but RBI Ban Stays

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 14:15

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today but RBI Ban Stays

India’s Supreme Court heard the petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today. After hearing some arguments from both sides, the court decided to set another hearing date, allowing some of the regulators involved to respond to the petitions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Supreme […]

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Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today – RBI Ban Stays

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 14:15

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today – RBI Ban Stays

India’s Supreme Court heard the petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today. After hearing some arguments from both sides, the court decided to set another hearing date, allowing some of the regulators involved to respond to the petitions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Supreme […]

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Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today But RBI Ban Stays

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 14:10

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today But RBI Ban Stays

India’s Supreme Court heard the petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today. After hearing some arguments from both sides, the court decided to set another hearing date, allowing some of the regulators involved to respond to the petitions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Supreme […]

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BitFunder Operator 'Close to' Plea Bargain in SEC Fraud Case

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 13:30

BitFunder Operator 'Close to' Plea Bargain in SEC Fraud Case The operator of defunct bitcoin investment platform BitFunder is negotiating a plea deal over criminal charges laid against him by the SEC.

Bitcoin's Biggest Startups Are Backing a New Effort to Keep Fees Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 12:00

Bitcoin's Biggest Startups Are Backing a New Effort to Keep Fees Low A project called Bitcoin OpTech is launching to ensure companies like Coinbase and Square know the best technologies out there to reduce user fees.

The Daily: Minsk Mulls Rules for Exchanges, Qiwi Awards Employees with Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 11:55

The Daily: Minsk Mulls Rules for Exchanges, Qiwi Awards Employees with Tokens

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, Belarus, which legalized crypto activities this spring, is now turning its attention to adopting standards for companies operating crypto exchanges and issuing tokens. We’ve covered the decision of the Russian payment provider Qiwi to motivate its employees with tokens. The Daily also features crypto news from China and Canada. Also […]

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Police Force Confiscates 295 Bitcoins from Criminal in UK First

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 11:00

Police Force Confiscates 295 Bitcoins from Criminal in UK First A British county police force has become the first in the country to have successfully seized and sold bitcoins obtained in a criminal case.

Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 09:50

Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash Trading

Coinmarketcap (CMC), the web’s most popular cryptocurrency tracker website, has responded to accusations that it is implicit in supporting wash trading. This week, a platform called Crypto Exchange Ranks published detailed allegations of how CMC incentivizes exchanges to report fake volume. In a new blog post, Coinmarketcap has detailed its determination to support “transparency and […]

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Financial Exchange Patent Explores Tamper-Proof Blockchain Bidding

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 09:30

Financial Exchange Patent Explores Tamper-Proof Blockchain Bidding A state-backed financial asset exchange in China is exploring how to build a secure blockchain-based system for online auctions.

Financial Exchange Thinks Blockchain Can Keep Online Auctions Fair

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 09:30

Financial Exchange Thinks Blockchain Can Keep Online Auctions Fair A state-backed financial asset exchange in China has proposed a way of building a secure blockchain-based system for online bidding.

PR: Cozystay Implements Blockchain Technology in the Vacation Rental Sharing Economy

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 09:30

PR: Cozystay Implements Blockchain Technology in the Vacation Rental Sharing Economy

Vancouver, BC, Canada - Cozystay Holdings Inc. (Cozystay™) is excited to announce its partnership with Singapore-based Share Everything Lab Pte. Ltd. (SEL) to bring blockchain technology to the vacation-rental sharing economy. SEL is developing a protocol that will decentralize and revolutionize the sharing economy industry. Cozystay, a vacation rental platform that has been operating since 2015, will be the first adopter of SEL’s blockchain-based trust protocols, which will solve critical problems that have plagued the vacation-rental sharing economy so far. Cozystay now has 60,000 users, 200,000 listings worldwide and offices in Vancouver, Canada and Beijing, China. Cozystay has completed $4M USD in seed funding.

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The 'Dark DAO' Threat: Vote Vulnerability Could Undermine Crypto Elections

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 08:00

The 'Dark DAO' Threat: Vote Vulnerability Could Undermine Crypto Elections According to researchers at Cornell, blockchains utilizing on-chain voting – such as EOS and Tezos – are vulnerable to certain vote buying attacks.

Bitcoin Skeptic Peter Schiff to Joe Rogan: BTC Will Plummet, Voorhees Debate Rigged

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 20. 06:45

Bitcoin Skeptic Peter Schiff to Joe Rogan: BTC Will Plummet, Voorhees Debate Rigged

At the hour and twenty four minute mark, slightly more than half way in their time together, famed bitcoin (BTC) skeptic Peter Schiff brought the conversation back to his favorite foil: cryptocurrencies are bunk. It was Mr. Schiff’s third appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and he took the opportunity to blast the world’s […]

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UK Begins Research on Law Reform for Use of Blockchain Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 06:00

UK Begins Research on Law Reform for Use of Blockchain Smart Contracts The U.K. Law Commission has launched research looking at reforms that would clarify the use of blockchain-based smart contracts under British law.

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 02:00

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology.

Credit Rating Firm Backs $8 Million Fundraise for Crypto Alternative

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 00:00

Credit Rating Firm Backs $8 Million Fundraise for Crypto Alternative A blockchain startup has raised $8 million in a seed funding round with a mission to develop a protocol to serve the unbanked.

Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 23:55

Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents

The UK’s Barclays, arguably the most powerful international corporate bank in the world, filed two crypto-related patents this week. The 300 year-old legacy bank gobbled up exclusivity over cryptocurrency transfers and distributed ledger data storage. There appears to be a trend for companies, both in and out of the ecosystem, aiming to lock up the […]

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Congressman's Call for Crypto Ban Sparks Social Uproar

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 21:30

Congressman's Call for Crypto Ban Sparks Social Uproar In the span of a few hours, it became Crypto Twitter vs U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.

You Can't Ban Math: Crypto Unites to Call Out Clueless Congressman

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 21:30

You Can't Ban Math: Crypto Unites to Call Out Clueless Congressman In the span of a few hours, it became Crypto Twitter vs U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.

You Can't Ban Math: Crypto Unites to Call Out Congressman

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 21:30

You Can't Ban Math: Crypto Unites to Call Out Congressman In the span of a few hours, it became Crypto Twitter vs U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.

BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 21:20

BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols

There’s been a lot happening this week within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, and much of the community’s discussion revolves around tokenization concepts on the BCH chain. Meanwhile, the network has been running smoothly, and BCH markets seem to be reversing their trend after cryptocurrencies values were experiencing bearish sentiment for the past six months. […]

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Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 20:45

Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services Barclays Bank proposed using blockchain to make various banking processes more efficient in a pair of patent applications.

It Took Just A Day for Tron's Founder to Win His Own Blockchain's Election

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 19:37

It Took Just A Day for Tron's Founder to Win His Own Blockchain's Election After announcing his candidacy just one day ago, Tron founder Justin Sun has already been elected to run a node in the network.

Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 19:04

Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises

On July 19, a group of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, with guidance from the esteemed Penn Law professor David Hoffman, published an in-depth study of initial coin offerings (ICOs) that promise innovative concepts like autonomous governance and operate by the belief that ‘code is law’. However, most of the ICOs the group […]

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Malta Stock Exchange Inks Deals to Build Security Token Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 18:00

Malta Stock Exchange Inks Deals to Build Security Token Exchanges A new arm of the Malta Stock Exchange is partnering with Neufund to launch a stock exchange for tokenized securities and crypto assets.

PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 17:30

PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”

SoPay has announced its arrival in three exchanges (CoinEx, Gate.io and BCEX) with an emphatic announcement of the trading contest that will feature 30 million SOP tokens.

SoPay is a new blockchain payment platform that brings a disruptive experience in the money market. Also, it has innovative operating models that it wants to leverage to make the digital asset trading environment more convenient.

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Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 17:05

Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, serving life in prison without parole, has joined Twitter. While denied direct internet access from behind bars, he is now able to communicate with the Twittersphere, in a fashion, with the aid of hand-written notes posted to a Twitter account in his name. It is hoped the account will keep […]

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Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 17:00

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch The team behind the Raiden, which creates payment channels to help ethereum scale, has launched the final testnet before the tech goes live.

Report: Blockchain Spending to Hit Nearly $12 Billion By 2022

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 16:10

Report: Blockchain Spending to Hit Nearly $12 Billion By 2022 Spending on blockchain solutions is forecasted to increase annually at a growth rate of close to 75 percent through 2022, according to a new report.

Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 16:05

Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation

Seiko Noda, Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications, and Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment, was questioned by the Japanese press on Thursday over her involvement with an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange, which was allegedly violating the Japanese fund settlement law. Also read: Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare […]

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Ex-Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Is Making a Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 15:05

Ex-Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Is Making a Cryptocurrency Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that he is working on a cryptocurrency of his own.

US Consumer Finance Watchdog Opens Regulatory Sandbox to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 14:20

US Consumer Finance Watchdog Opens Regulatory Sandbox to Blockchain The CFPB is launching a regulatory sandbox to encourage innovation in new tech such as blockchain, acting head Mick Mulvaney announced Wednesday.

Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 13:55

Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens

The Malta Stock Exchange has separately announced today that MSX, the innovation, digital and fintech arm of the group, will be developing two new platforms for listing and trading security tokens. Neufund is developed in partnership with Binance, and OKMSX in collaboration with Okex. Also Read: No Insider Trading, Market Manipulation and Misleading Ads – […]

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Ethereum's Most Heated Tech Debate Is Proving It's Far From Over

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 13:00

Ethereum's Most Heated Tech Debate Is Proving It's Far From Over A resurgence of debate surrounding fund recovery on the ethereum network shows the topic is still as divisive as ever.

Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 12:00

Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners The country's central bank has agreed to a proposed suspension of cryptocurrency miner imports, a local new source reported on Thursday.

Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 11:05

Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering

The Federal Reserve’s new chairman made his stance on cryptocurrency clear to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. In his view, cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, are not used often as a means of payment, are not a store of value, but are great for money laundering. He also dismisses the idea that cryptocurrencies […]

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Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather Bitcoin's price pullback is seen yielding a more sustainable rally to $8,000, according to technical studies.

PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 09:30

PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

Wednesday Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industry’s leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.

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All 'Big Four' Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial Reporting

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 09:30

All 'Big Four' Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial Reporting The world's four biggest auditing firms will join 20 banks to trial a blockchain service for validating public companies' financial reports.

The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 09:05

The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover an American anti cryptocurrency politician who is financially backed by a credit card firm, a positive change of leadership at Goldman Sachs, Grayscale's performance during first half of 2018 and much more.

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Stablecoins Will Do More Than Just Reduce Crypto Price Volatility

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 08:00

Stablecoins Will Do More Than Just Reduce Crypto Price Volatility Stablecoins will play an important role bridging traditional markets with the programmable financial tools enabled by crypto, argues Abra's CEO.

Government-Backed Blockchain Trade Platform Launches in Singapore

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 06:00

Government-Backed Blockchain Trade Platform Launches in Singapore A digital services firm owned by a Singapore government agency and a major port operator has launched a blockchain platform for cross-border trade.

No Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 05:30

No Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Two more types of BCH tokenization projects have been announced on July 18, giving the BCH community a wider variety of different ideas that can bring forth the concept of representative tokens into reality on the Bitcoin Cash network. Also read: Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks Bitcoin Cash Community Greeted by […]

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These Digital Monsters Live on Ethereum, But They'll Fight on Zilliqa

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 04:30

These Digital Monsters Live on Ethereum, But They'll Fight on Zilliqa A popular decentralized game couldn't take ethereum's slow, costly transactions. But it's not leaving the chain behind entirely.

$20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 03:27

$20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out A week after going live, the crypto-powered prediction market platform Augur is proving that it really works in the wild.

Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to Victims

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 02:30

Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to Victims

The alleged bitcoin Ponzi kingpin, Amit Bhardwaj, has reportedly offered to pay back the initial investments in Indian rupees to those who lost money through his scheme. However, victims want the current value of their cryptocurrencies, not the initial investments. Zebpay, one of India’s largest crypto exchanges, has also been called in to help with […]

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Billionaire Marc Lasry Sees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $40,000

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 02:00

Billionaire Marc Lasry Sees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $40,000 Billionaire investor and fund manager Marc Lasry said the price of bitcoin has the potential to reach $40,000.

Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 01:12

Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened

Eastern European nations have been following closely regulatory developments in the West to better understand where the wind is blowing before addressing the challenges presented by cryptocurrencies. This strategy has proved fruitless, however, as developed western countries, and international organizations, have not been able to come up with a unified approach towards regulating the crypto […]

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Pop Icon Peter Gabriel Has Invested in a Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 00:00

Pop Icon Peter Gabriel Has Invested in a Blockchain Startup Legendary musician and former Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance.

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 23:30

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

Bitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades on a mammoth scale. Crypto Exchange Ranks, which pulls in open source data from exchange APIs, has published a report in which it accuses Bitforex of creating fake volume and Coinmarketcap (CMC) of […]

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Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 22:05

Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low Bulls are back with a vengeance as shown by a 100 percent increase in trading volume from just four days ago.

US Congressman Calls for Ban on Crypto Buying and Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 21:35

US Congressman Calls for Ban on Crypto Buying and Mining A U.S. congressman called for banning all U.S. residents from buying or mining cryptocurrencies during a hearing Wednesday.

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 21:30

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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China Round-Up: Bitcoin ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 21:30

China Round-Up: Bitcoin ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 19:30

Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Mastercard has patented a method to manage cryptocurrency “fractional reserves”. The big idea behind it seems to be that users will be able to pay with fiat on credit cards partly backed by crypto assets using a centralized system offering faster transaction conformation speeds. Also Read: IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold […]

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Fed Chair: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Great' For Money Laundering

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 19:20

Fed Chair: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Great' For Money Laundering The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell criticized cryptocurrencies during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 17:30

Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks

When bitcoin came out, supporters believed that the decentralized cryptocurrency would decimate the banking industry. Years later, as digital currencies became more mainstream, these networks were suddenly commanding billion dollar valuations. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency exchanges, brokerage services, and over-the-counter market makers have started to look into purchasing shares of banks and even becoming the banks themselves. […]

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CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 17:26

CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 16:40

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day

Two days ago, cryptocurrency bulls were attempting to break strong resistance and managed to push digital asset values to much higher price regions. The price of bitcoin core (BTC) was averaging $6,740 per BTC during the early morning trading sessions on July 17, then the digital currency spiked to $7,300 a few hours later. Then […]

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Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 16:15

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report Illicit crypto-miners and ransomware have swapped places in popularity among cybercriminals, says a security firm.

Ethereum Client Parity Drops Wallet Tech in Major Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 15:15

Ethereum Client Parity Drops Wallet Tech in Major Upgrade Parity, the ethereum software client, has announced some major changes, including the stripping away of its graphical user interface (GUI).

Ethereum Client Removes Graphical Interface in Major Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 15:15

Ethereum Client Removes Graphical Interface in Major Upgrade Parity, the ethereum software client, has announced some major changes, including the stripping away of its graphical user interface (GUI).

Baidu's Blockchain Photo App Launches With Its Own Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 14:00

Baidu's Blockchain Photo App Launches With Its Own Token Chinese internet search giant Baidu has created a proprietary token to power its new blockchain-based photo validating and sharing service. 

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 13:45

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio’s upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and $5,000, which can then be invested in cryptocurrencies during the […]

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South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 13:00

South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups South Korea is planning to cut tax for companies developing nascent technologies such as blockchain as part of its push for innovation growth.

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Reveals Plan to Reach Venezuela's Unbanked

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 12:00

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Reveals Plan to Reach Venezuela's Unbanked Paxful says business is surging in developing nations, where mobile phones are abundant and cheap, but access to exchange platforms remains scarce.

The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 11:25

The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

The United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors, Malta now has a two-way bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Price Risks Pullback Before Testing $8K Again

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Risks Pullback Before Testing $8K Again Bitcoin could witness a minor technical correction before rising to the $8,000 mark.

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Chinese Unicorns List for First Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 09:30

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Chinese Unicorns List for First Time For the first time, three bitcoin mining companies have made it onto a list of Chinese startups worth over $1 billion.

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Unicorn List for First Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 09:30

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Unicorn List for First Time For the first time, three bitcoin mining companies have made it onto a list of Chinese startups worth over $1 billion.

IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 09:21

IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD

It seems like a new alternative for Tether (USDT) pops up at least once a week recently. And the latest stablecoin to hit the market involves an interesting supporter, computer technology giant IBM. Stronghold USD is said to be backed one-to-one by fiat US dollars held at the company’s partner bank, Prime Trust. Also Read: […]

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Fiat Currencies Are About to Become Essential to Public Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 08:00

Fiat Currencies Are About to Become Essential to Public Blockchains If we want blockchains to deliver upon their promise, we must be able to transact using traditional fiat currencies, EY's blockchain lead writes.

Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 07:15

Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers

With the international regulatory drive to tackle tax evasion by cryptocurrency users, combined with a lack of clear guidance from authorities in many places, everyday people are concerned about handling reporting themselves. And where there is a need, companies always pop up to tap the demand with various solutions. The latest example of this comes […]

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Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup's $28 Million Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 06:00

Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup's $28 Million Round Blockchain startup Nervos Network just raised $28 million from Sequoia China and Polychain, as well as several token funds and traditional VCs.

Democracy of Two: NEO and the Crypto 'Election' That Wasn't

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 04:00

Democracy of Two: NEO and the Crypto 'Election' That Wasn't Early results from elections on the neo blockchain suggest the world's 12th largest cryptocurrency may be struggling to deliver on promised claims.

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 03:53

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC

Hedge fund Tetras Capital has issued a bearish call on ethereum and opined that bitcoin has more upside potential. The New York-based fund has been blessed with perfect timing, with ETH falling in BTC terms following the publication of its report 24 hours ago, while bitcoin has rallied strongly. Also read: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into […]

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3 Signs Bitcoin's Move Above $7K Might Just Hold

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 02:56

3 Signs Bitcoin's Move Above $7K Might Just Hold Bitcoin is on the rebound entering Wednesday, and three trading indicators suggest the charts are changing in the crypto asset's favor.

Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 00:51

Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses

The Kodak-branded bitcoin mining rigs unveiled at the CES technology trade show this year will no longer be available to mine for customers. Amid scam accusations, the company behind the Kodak Kashminer crypto mining scheme has reportedly confirmed the plan has collapsed, citing intervention by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 22:30

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. Also Read: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for […]

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Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 22:00

Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market Civic secures a high-quality URL from a longstanding internet company, raising the profile of the whole blockchain industry.

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 21:30

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow Two Congressional committee hearings will examine whether crypto is the future of money, as well as what sort of regulation the space may need.

Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 20:15

Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. “The Mining Screensaver” will pool the computing power of the program’s users, with all XMR generated being automatically transferred to the Change.org Foundation. Also Read: Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions “The Screensaver That Mines […]

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Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 20:00

Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services Charlie Lee took to reddit Tuesday to clarify his and the Litecoin Foundation's roles in the new acquisition of nearly 10 percent of a German bank. 

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shot Up $600 in 30 Minutes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 18:13

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shot Up $600 in 30 Minutes Bitcoin's price shot well above $7,000 Tuesday in a dramatic move.

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shoots Up $600 in 30 Minutes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 18:13

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shoots Up $600 in 30 Minutes Bitcoin's price shot well above $7,000 Tuesday in a dramatic move.

RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 17:50

RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

This week the RSK Labs development team launched a new service that provides programmers with a variety of tools to build decentralized applications. According to RSK, the ‘Dapp’ platform will provide developers with a great deal of infrastructure services all in one place. Also read: RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has an Ethereum-Like […]

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Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 16:00

Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments Mastercard is looking to improve crypto by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies.

Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 15:30

Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return transactions alongside a protocol based on the Omni Layer project. Also read: Group or […]

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Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 15:00

Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits The blockchain subsidiary of the Russian e-payments firm Qiwi plans to incentivize staff by giving them tokens tied to the firm's net profits.

Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 14:05

Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

After being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however, the Court denied Ulbricht’s petition on June 28. The fight to […]

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US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 12:30

US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams

The US remains a leading destination for ICO projects according to a new study that also ranks Switzerland and Singapore in the top three. The report notes that authorities in other jurisdictions, like Russia and Estonia, are working to adopt favorable regulations in order to attract more crypto startups. The findings coincide with another study […]

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GMO's New Internet Bank Will Settle Payments With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 12:30

GMO's New Internet Bank Will Settle Payments With Blockchain Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has just launched a new web bank that it says will soon use blockchain to facilitate payments.

IBM Teams With Columbia University to Launch Blockchain Research Center

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:03

IBM Teams With Columbia University to Launch Blockchain Research Center Tech giant IBM is seeking to its widen blockchain research, development and education efforts through a partnership with Columbia University.

IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:03

IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center Tech giant IBM is seeking to its widen blockchain research, development and education efforts through a partnership with Columbia University.

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:00

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC The latest attempt to create a crypto pegged to the U.S. dollar, or stablecoin, combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the 1930s.

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:00

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds The latest attempt to create a crypto pegged to the U.S. dollar, or stablecoin, combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the 1930s.

Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:41

Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up NatWest, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, has joined Marco Polo, a blockchain consortium started by R3 and trade finance specialist TradeIX.

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:30

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens The exchange says it has got the go-ahead to acquire three regulated firms, the first step in a plan to offer tokens deemed as securities in the U.S.

Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 10:30

Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum

CFA Institute, with over 150,000 members, is adding cryptocurrency topics to its curriculum for the first time. The course material will be released in August. A record 227,031 people in 91 countries and territories reportedly registered to take CFA exams this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Added to CFA […]

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Bitcoin Price Retakes Key Moving Average for First Time in Two Months

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Retakes Key Moving Average for First Time in Two Months BTC found acceptance above the 50-day moving average support on Monday, however, a bull reversal is still not confirmed.

Bitcoin Price Retakes 50-Day Moving Average in First Since May

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Retakes 50-Day Moving Average in First Since May BTC found acceptance above the 50-day moving average support on Monday, however, a bull reversal is still not confirmed.

PR: Monfils Sponsorship with eToro

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 09:30

PR: Monfils Sponsorship with eToro

Gaël Monfils, the 31-year-old French tennis star, is known as “Sliderman” for his on-court showmanship. He may take chances when trying to win Grand Slam matches, but when it comes to personal finance Monfils – who reached a career high of No6 in the world in 2016 – says he is risk-averse. His investment platform of his choice? The world’s leading social trading network eToro, which specialises in cryptocurrencies.

Gaël Monfils, the 31-year-old French tennis star, is known as “Sliderman” for his on-court showmanship. He may take chances when trying to win Grand Slam matches, but when it comes to personal finance Monfils – who reached a career high of No6 in the world in 2016 – says he is risk-averse. His investment platform of his choice? The world’s leading social trading network eToro, which specialises in cryptocurrencies.

Monfils has been described by The Sunday Times magazine as “the most interesting guy in tennis” and Britain’s former world No1 Andy Murray reckons the agile Frenchman is the best athlete in the sport. He is not bad when it comes to investing in crypto, either, and began actively trading on eToro in 2017 (https://www.etoro.com/people/lamonf), having heard about the award-winning platform from his brother-in-law. He was drawn to its wide selection of cryptos and innovative investment tools.

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World's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Finally Opens to the Public

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 08:30

World's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Finally Opens to the Public VCTRADE, the new crypto exchange built by financial giant SBI Holdings, is finally open to all Japanese residents after months of delays.

The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 08:20

The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the news that the world’s largest asset manager Blackrock is examining the crypto market, Coinbase is approved to list security tokens, and Bitpay got a New York Bitlicense. Additionally, the BCH exchange rate is now displayed directly on Google. Also Read: UK Mosque Collects Four Times […]

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US Government Backs DLT-Based Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 06:15

US Government Backs DLT-Based Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant A small energy blockchain startup based in Colorado received a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

US Government Backs Decentralized Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 06:15

US Government Backs Decentralized Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant A blockchain-focused solar power startup based in Colorado has received a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Is Pied Piper Serious? How HBO Inspired Crypto's Most Confounding Coin

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 04:06

Is Pied Piper Serious? How HBO Inspired Crypto's Most Confounding Coin What began as a parody quickly became a coin. Soon it might – might – become its own blockchain. What is happening?

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 03:55

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Iran may employ cryptocurrencies as part of its efforts to circumvent the upcoming US sanctions, according to a high-ranking Iranian lawmaker who said the matter will be discussed in parliament soon. The Iranian MP also believes that digital money can help with overcoming the hegemony of the US dollar.    Also read: PBoC: Bitcoin Trading […]

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The CFA Exam Is Getting a Crypto Section Next Year

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 02:00

The CFA Exam Is Getting a Crypto Section Next Year The Chartered Financial Analyst Program Exams are about to add topics on cryptocurrencies as examinable material for candidates in August 2019.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American and Hungarian Volume Surges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 01:55

P2P Markets Report: Latin American and Hungarian Volume Surges

Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen an influx of volume in recent weeks, with the Localbitcoins markets of Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela posting significant spikes in volume. In other news pertaining to international P2P markets, the Hungarian Localbitcoins markets produced near-record volume in recent weeks, whilst Canada’s recent surge in volume appears to have […]

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Augur Betting Volumes Just Topped $1 Million (And They're Accelerating)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 00:15

Augur Betting Volumes Just Topped $1 Million (And They're Accelerating) Data shared with CoinDesk shows a rapid spike in betting on Augur, a decentralized platform that's been live for just a few days.

G20 Watchdog Unveils Framework to Monitor Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 23:55

G20 Watchdog Unveils Framework to Monitor Crypto

A framework has been developed for the G20 countries to “monitor the financial stability implications of crypto-assets markets.” The Financial Stability Board says cryptocurrencies “do not pose a material risk to global financial stability” but supports their “vigilant monitoring.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space G20’s Crypto Monitoring Framework The Financial Stability […]

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CFTC Says Buyer Beware in New ICO Advisory

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 22:00

CFTC Says Buyer Beware in New ICO Advisory The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-assets.

ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 21:55

ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts

According to reports the social media platform Twitter has been deleting millions of fraudulent accounts per day, and stated during the first week of July that it suspended more than 70 million accounts throughout May and June. However, the cryptocurrency industry is still plagued by tons of ‘ETH scam-bots’ pretending to be bitcoin luminaries and […]

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Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 20:00

Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday.

The Kodak KashMiner's Flashy Debut Ends In Failure

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 20:00

The Kodak KashMiner's Flashy Debut Ends In Failure The much-publicized partnership that would have resulted in digital media brand Kodak's name appearing on a series of bitcoin miners is no more.

Crypto Exchange Coinrail Reopens with Offers to Recover 11 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 19:55

Crypto Exchange Coinrail Reopens with Offers to Recover 11 Cryptocurrencies

South Korean exchange Coinrail has resumed service after it was hacked last month. The exchange has offered users some options to recover their cryptocurrencies. Eleven cryptos were stolen, some of which have been fully recovered and are now available for trading and withdrawals. However, some coins were not recovered. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Bitcoin's Road Back to $7K (And the Chart Hurdles In the Way)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 19:15

Bitcoin's Road Back to $7K (And the Chart Hurdles In the Way) Bitcoin is inching its way closer to the $7000 dollar range, but there are key technical hurdles in its way to greener pastures.

Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls Charge Forward

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 18:55

Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls Charge Forward

Cryptocurrencies are seeing some good gains over the past two days after market capitalizations lost billions last weekend. Over the last six days, the entire digital asset economy has seen an increase of around $15Bn and now averages around $268Bn on Monday, July 16. Digital currency proponents are hopeful the past six months of bearish […]

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Court Approves Alleged Bitcoin Money Launder's Extradition to France

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 17:00

Court Approves Alleged Bitcoin Money Launder's Extradition to France In a legal tug-of-war between France, Russia and the U.S., Greek courts have ruled in France's favour to take over custody of Alexander Vinnik.

UK Mosque Collects Four Times More Donations in Crypto Than Fiat

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 16:55

UK Mosque Collects Four Times More Donations in Crypto Than Fiat

A British Mosque has collected four times more donations in cryptocurrencies than fiat, showing another example of the growing importance of the innovative instruments in charity. People from all around the world donated to the mosque using cryptocurrency during Ramadan, including one transaction of over £5,200. Also Read: The Daily: Poloniex Goes Mobile, Cobinhood Adds […]

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Peter Thiel, Bitmain Co-Founder Invest in EOS Developer Block.one

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 16:10

Peter Thiel, Bitmain Co-Founder Invest in EOS Developer Block.one In a fresh round of funding, Block.one has added to its line-up of major investors PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and bitcoin mining giant Bitmain.

Hong Kong's Blockchain Trade Finance Platform to Go Live By September

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 15:01

Hong Kong's Blockchain Trade Finance Platform to Go Live By September The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch a live blockchain trade finance platform within two months.

Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare Tax

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 14:55

Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare Tax

The Japanese NTA (Tax Agency) has announced a new strategic policy put in place by July 15th to promote and improve the environment for people and companies to spontaneously declare their virtual currency income tax returns. Also read: Japan Contemplates Scrapping Its Progressive Crypto Tax Rate NTA to Devise Simplified and Automated Tax Return Filing Method […]

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A Crypto Exchange Is Buying Back $24 Million-Worth of Its Own Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 14:16

A Crypto Exchange Is Buying Back $24 Million-Worth of Its Own Tokens Crypto exchange FCoin is to buy back 100 million of its own tokens to provide capital for a new fund of funds.

Report: World's Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 13:00

Report: World's Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin Global investment management company BlackRock may be mulling a move into bitcoin futures, according to a report.

Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law Enforcement

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 12:40

Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law Enforcement

When the indictment of Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the US election broke, the recriminations were swift. Not only had the 12 allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, but they’d had the temerity to do so using servers paid with cryptocurrency. When politicians and mainstream media began finger pointing, they had only one culprit […]

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G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for 'Vigilant' Monitoring of Crypto Risks

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 10:50

G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for 'Vigilant' Monitoring of Crypto Risks The global Financial Stability Board has published its expected framework for monitoring risk in the cryptocurrency markets.

G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for 'Vigilant' Crypto Monitoring

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 10:50

G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for 'Vigilant' Crypto Monitoring The global Financial Stability Board has published its expected framework for monitoring risk in the cryptocurrency markets.

SA Purple Group Confirms Adding Cryptos to Its Online Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 10:41

SA Purple Group Confirms Adding Cryptos to Its Online Trading Platform

South African financial company Purple Group has confirmed the addition of two cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ethereum, to its online trading platform. According to a representative, the decision came in response to strong demand from clients earlier this year. The move has expanded the trading options for South Africans, many of whom, according to a recent […]

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PR: Changelly’s Partnered with Ledger Live App

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 09:30

PR: Changelly’s Partnered with Ledger Live App

Changelly, a prominent instant exchange, has announced its partnership with Ledger, one of the leading security and infrastructure providers in the crypto industry, to bring a new user experience.

New Ledger App and Changelly

Ledger has released Ledger Live, a multi-asset complimentary wallet application that allows storing and managing cryptocurrencies in one place. Ledger Live is used for all models of Ledger’s hardware wallets, including the bestseller Ledger Nano S.

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Bitcoin Struggles for Gains as Volume Hits 36-Week Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 09:00

Bitcoin Struggles for Gains as Volume Hits 36-Week Low The lowest trading volume since November 2017 is slowing up bitcoin's price recovery.

Bitcoin Price Struggles for Gains as Volume Hits 36-Week Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 09:00

Bitcoin Price Struggles for Gains as Volume Hits 36-Week Low The lowest trading volume since November 2017 is slowing up bitcoin's price recovery.

Bitcoin Eyes Bull Reversal As Volumes Spike From 36-Week Lows

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 09:00

Bitcoin Eyes Bull Reversal As Volumes Spike From 36-Week Lows Bitcoin is solidly bid at six-week highs and could soon witness a short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change.

The Daily: Poloniex Goes Mobile, Cobinhood Adds USD Fiat, Bitmain Expands

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 08:20

The Daily: Poloniex Goes Mobile, Cobinhood Adds USD Fiat, Bitmain Expands

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a new mobile app from Poloniex, the addition of USD fiat at Cobinhood exchange and the expansion plans of Bitmain in Israel. We also report about a triad boss who claims to have raised $750 million in a recent ICO. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: […]

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Sex Workers Have Serious Issues With a Crypto-Powered 'Uber for Escorts'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 08:00

Sex Workers Have Serious Issues With a Crypto-Powered 'Uber for Escorts' Describing itself as the "Uber of escorting," PinkDate is one of several sex industry startups launching a cryptocurrency-fueled booking app.

Thailand Is Planning a 'Bond Coin' for Faster Securities Settlement

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 06:00

Thailand Is Planning a 'Bond Coin' for Faster Securities Settlement A self-regulatory organization in Thailand is planning to create a custom token aimed to speed up corporate bond settlement in the country.

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 04:30

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Whitelist of Crypto Firms The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a […]

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Schnorr Is Looking Poised to Become Bitcoin's Biggest Change Since SegWit

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 04:00

Schnorr Is Looking Poised to Become Bitcoin's Biggest Change Since SegWit Highly-respected bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille unveiled a draft document outlining the technical makeup of bitcoin's likely next major upgrade.

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must Solve

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 02:40

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must Solve

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in a blockchain that link lies in the form of its founders. Getting nodes to achieve consensus is easy compared to the difficulty of getting humans to achieve consensus. The greatest challenge that new blockchains must solve isn’t speed or scaling – it’s governance. […]

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Why Governance is the Greatest Problem for Blockchains To Solve

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 02:40

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem for Blockchains To Solve

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in a blockchain that link lies in the form of its founders. Getting nodes to achieve consensus is easy compared to the difficulty of getting humans to achieve consensus. The greatest challenge that new blockchains must solve isn’t speed or scaling – it’s governance. […]

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American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 01:30

American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments Credit card giant American Express may be looking into developing a new proof-of-payment (PoP) system based on blockchain technology.

Major Korean Exchange Bithumb Expanding into Japan and Thailand

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 00:40

Major Korean Exchange Bithumb Expanding into Japan and Thailand

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, is expanding into Japan and Thailand. The exchange is working on obtaining regulatory approval from the financial regulators of both countries. The new locations are part of the exchange’s global expansion plan. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Expanding into Thailand Bithumb is currently working […]

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BCH Roundup: Steady Development, Market Uptrends, and New Apps

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 22:00

BCH Roundup: Steady Development, Market Uptrends, and New Apps

The anniversary of the blockchain split that took place on August 1, 2017 is just two weeks away. Over the past few months Bitcoin Cash (BCH) infrastructure support and development has been exponential, while BCH proponents have also seen a bunch more announcements during the second week of July. Also read: Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 […]

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Australian Firms Partner to Provide Crypto Custody Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 20:25

Australian Firms Partner to Provide Crypto Custody Services

Decentralised Capital, an Australian advisory firm “specializing in blockchain assets” and “asset management services,” has announced a partnership with Custodian Vaults, an Australian private vaulting company, to offer insured cryptocurrency custody services to the Australasian market. Also Read: Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either Decentralised Capital and Custodian Vaults Partner to Provide […]

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Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 16:20

Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either

Over the past few years, the buzzwords “Blockchain Technology” have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. Cryptocurrencies had a wild year in 2017 and it seems during that time distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the ‘Blockchain 5.0’ era, but there’s a big problem — No one reporting […]

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Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 13:55

Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the courses will be conducted in English and with guest lecturers from Europe, India, and […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: New Exchanges, Bancor Breach, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 11:55

This Week in Bitcoin: New Exchanges, Bancor Breach, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about a couple of new exchanges, a major security breach at Bancor, and why the Binance CEO came out against Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. This week’s most commented-on article covered the Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, who predicted that cryptocurrencies will be “regulated into oblivion.” Also […]

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What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 15. 11:30

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions A much-talked-about deal between a cryptocurrency non-profit and a bank saw cheers and jeers this week, and all sorts of reactions in between.

$13.5 Million Hack Ignites Fresh Debate Over Crypto Project Bancor

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 15. 10:40

$13.5 Million Hack Ignites Fresh Debate Over Crypto Project Bancor The security breach of a well-funded blockchain project renewed critiques against its technology this week.

Chile Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Crypto Exchange Against Bank

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 15. 00:35

Chile Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Crypto Exchange Against Bank

In an ongoing dispute between banks and cryptocurrency exchanges in Chile, an appeals court has finally ruled in favor of one crypto exchange against one of the largest banks in the country. Five major banks have also separately responded to lawsuits against them in court. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Court […]

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One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 22:35

One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

BTC supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some individuals suspected the Build on Bitcoin conference had sparked more LN interest. However, onlookers have found the spike was due to a single node created by the owner of Shitcoin.com. According to […]

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Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings Rally

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 20:30

Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings Rally

The BTC markets are currently attempting to establish a higher low above $6000 after failing to break above resistance at $6800 at the end of June, whilst BCH appears to have bounced off the critical support area of $600 – $650 for the second time in 2018. In recent altcoin market action, Cardano (ADA), Basic […]

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Bitcoin.com Celebrates 2.5 Million Wallets Created in Less Than a Year

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 18:50

Bitcoin.com Celebrates 2.5 Million Wallets Created in Less Than a Year

This week Bitcoin.com reached a milestone of a whopping 2.5 million Bitcoin.com Wallets created in less than a year. Since we started our web portal we’ve focused on providing people with world-class resources that fit every bitcoiner’s needs and our simple-to-use wallet is no different. Also read: Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster Spending Giving New Shoppers $10 […]

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Indian Central Bank Justifies Its Crypto Stance – Outlines Key Areas of Concern

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 16:50

Indian Central Bank Justifies Its Crypto Stance – Outlines Key Areas of Concern

The Reserve Bank of India has justified its crypto banking ban to an industry group which has been trying to convince the central bank to ease crypto restrictions. In response, the central bank outlines key areas of concern and upholds its stance on crypto. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Main […]

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Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 4 Does Your Money Serve the State or You? The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. – Felix Morley Two simple litmus tests determine whether money serves the state (organized force) or whether it serves […]

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Study Finds Cryptocurrency Rebalance Portfolios Outperform ‘Hodling’

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 14:05

Study Finds Cryptocurrency Rebalance Portfolios Outperform ‘Hodling’

Shrimpy cryptocurrency portfolio management is a platform that helps investors curate a portfolio with automated investment strategies. With the company’s portfolio experience, the Shrimpy team published a study that gives an informative technical analysis comparing two types of cryptocurrency investment methods: rebalance against holding (hodl). Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space   […]

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The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 12:05

The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

Russian intelligence officers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential elections in the US have used bitcoin to finance their campaign, cover the tracks and obscure their identities, a new federal indictment suggests. You can check the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also in the daily, billionaire Steven Cohen invests in crypto […]

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PR: W12 – a Platform Raising New Generation of Smart Contracts – Winner at the World Blockchain Forum (NYC)

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 09:30

PR: W12 – a Platform Raising New Generation of Smart Contracts – Winner at the World Blockchain Forum (NYC)

W12 offers a completely new approach to thedevelopment of blockchain technology,smart contracts and the crypto economy, the adoptionof which can massively affectexisting traditional infrastructure in the very near future. Smart contracts are proving effective in the crypto community by eliminating the problem of mistrust between parties in simple operations, but their application in the real world is severely limited. The transition to a new decentralized digital economy requires a reliable and scalable infrastructure that facilitates the rapid implementation of blockchain technologies. In W12, we created a protocol that extends the application of smart contracts, ensuring their introduction into the traditional economy and eliminating the mistrust between all parties of the deal.

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A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 14. 08:50

A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift The revelation bitcoin may have played a role in one of the biggest U.S. elections scandals has crypto supporters and mainstream pundits talking.

Muh Monopoly! How a Banker's Talk Sparked All Kinds of Crypto Mockery

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 14. 08:10

Muh Monopoly! How a Banker's Talk Sparked All Kinds of Crypto Mockery The head of the Bank of International Settlements briefly became the butt of crypto Twitter trolling last week after issuing new comments on the tech.

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 06:55

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation

One of Australia’s oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia. Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 02:30

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove […]

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New York Approves New Electricity Rates for Crypto Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 14. 00:30

New York Approves New Electricity Rates for Crypto Miners

New York is seeking to foster growth in its cryptocurrency mining sector, with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approving new electricity rates for Massena Electric Department. The new provisions will facilitate “high-density load customers, as such cryptocurrency companies” accessing “individual services agreement tariff[s],” including “protect[ion] […] from increased supply costs.” Also Read: Cash […]

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Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 22:30

Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Tether has announced the appointed of Leonardo Real, a former anti-money laundering (AML) quality control manager at Bank of Montreal, as the company’s new chief compliance officer (CSO). The announcement comes just one week after Phil Potter, one of Tether’s directors, announced that he will be leaving sister company, Bitfinex. Also Read: Japanese Police Seize Cryptocurrency […]

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5 Crypto Assets Are Soaring Big on Possible Coinbase Listings

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 21:45

5 Crypto Assets Are Soaring Big on Possible Coinbase Listings Coinbase announced they might add five more cryptocurrencies to their platform, and the market reacted with glee.

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 21:00

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems.

Nchain Group Granted Three New Blockchain Patents

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 20:30

Nchain Group Granted Three New Blockchain Patents

The blockchain technologies research and development firm, Nchain, has acquired three new patents that have been issued by the European Patent Office. The company’s latest intellectual property invented by Nchain’s chief scientist, Dr. Craig Wright, cover “digital rights management using blockchain.” Also read: Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It? […]

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Tezos Is Giving Away Grant Money to Crypto Developers

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 19:00

Tezos Is Giving Away Grant Money to Crypto Developers The Tezos Foundation is launching a grant program to encourage its community to participate on its platform starting next month.

Want to Develop Bitcoin Cash Apps? Bitcoin.com Has You Covered

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 18:30

Want to Develop Bitcoin Cash Apps? Bitcoin.com Has You Covered

This week Bitcoin.com is thrilled to announce a new platform called Developer.bitcoin.com. The web portal is dedicated to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) software developers and provides them with a wide variety of tools that can supercharge their workflow. We want the Bitcoin Cash network to change the world for the better and Bitcoin.com’s suite of developer […]

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PR: Challenging Ethereum – DBX Public Chain Offers a New Business Application Model

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 17:30

PR: Challenging Ethereum – DBX Public Chain Offers a New Business Application Model

As many of new public chains became available on mainnet this year and openly compete with blockchain product like Ethereum , 2018 has been known as ‘the first year of public chains’. Public chains have been drawing lots of attention in blockchain markets. DBXChain might be a main competitor to Ethereum in the near future.

DBXChain, released by an internationally well-known public chain research team named DBX Foundation, is a value-based ecosystem of data based upon blockchain. This new value-based ecosystem is a decentralized data community that provides a platform for users to explore and exchange data. It provides a safe data exchange process and users are able to own their data rights. This new ownership with data is based upon blockchain technology.

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Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 16:55

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations Twelve Russian officials indicted for hacking into Democratic National Committee email accounts allegedly used cryptocurrencies, the DOJ announced.

Japanese Police Seize Cryptocurrency for Parking Violations

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 16:12

Japanese Police Seize Cryptocurrency for Parking Violations

Japanese police have seized cryptocurrency belonging to a man with unpaid parking fines. The police explain that the revised fund settlement law enacted in April last year allows cryptocurrency to be seized like any other asset. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Seized for Parking Violations The Hyogo Prefectural Police traffic guidance […]

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Major League Baseball Collectibles Are Coming to Ethereum

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 16:06

Major League Baseball Collectibles Are Coming to Ethereum Major League Baseball (MLB) is partnering with a blockchain startup to launch a decentralized app trading game.

Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Is Getting into Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 15:10

Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Is Getting into Crypto Billionaire Steven Cohen, once dubbed the "Hedge Fund King," has reportedly invested in a crypto hedge fund.

Binance, Crypto Investors to Launch a Bank in Malta

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 14:30

Binance, Crypto Investors to Launch a Bank in Malta

Crypto exchange Binance is working on a project to launch a decentralized bank bridging the crypto industry with conventional banking. The financial institution will be based in Malta and fundraising will be conducted under German law. Authorities in Valletta have welcomed the initiative that is expected to win support from other crypto investors as well. […]

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Chinese Tech Firm Probed Over Launch of Crypto-Mining Video Console

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 14:00

Chinese Tech Firm Probed Over Launch of Crypto-Mining Video Console Leshi Internet, a video streaming service with a history of financial issues, is being questioned by a stock exchange over its move into crypto. 

US Judge Delays Crypto Fraud Ruling Pending CFTC Response

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 13:00

US Judge Delays Crypto Fraud Ruling Pending CFTC Response A judge in New York has postponed a decision on a crypto fraud lawsuit until the CFTC can explain how it calculated damages.

CoinList's Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 12:00

CoinList's Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets CoinList, arguably the top site for listing token sales, has chosen TrustToken as the fifth ICO to be hosted on its website.

Bitcoin Again Shows Green Shoots After $6K Defense

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 10:59

Bitcoin Again Shows Green Shoots After $6K Defense Bitcoin (BTC) could soon test $6,400, having seen a high-volume reversal from the two-week lows hit yesterday.

Bitcoin Price Shows Green Again After $6K Defense

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 10:59

Bitcoin Price Shows Green Again After $6K Defense Bitcoin (BTC) could soon test $6,400, having seen a high-volume reversal from the two-week lows hit yesterday.

The Daily: Crypto-Inheritance Service, Taiwanese Stablecoin, Bitcoin Gift Cards

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 09:55

The Daily: Crypto-Inheritance Service, Taiwanese Stablecoin, Bitcoin Gift Cards

Featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are a service that allows inheritance of crypto assets and a new stablecoin launched in Taiwan. Also in our daily roundup, crypto terminals have been installed by a restaurant chain in Hong Kong, and a company now offers bitcoin gift cards for easier access to the crypto […]

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PR: genEOS – Blockchain 4.0 for Business Announced – Crowdsale Is Launched

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2018. Jul. 13. 09:30

PR: genEOS – Blockchain 4.0 for Business Announced – Crowdsale Is Launched

Blockchain technology promises to transform business processes, bringing automated record-keeping and turning entirely secure, distributed, decentralized, and scalable applications into a new norm in the business world.

Today, there are technical and commercial obstacles that prevent widespread adoption of decentralized applications (Dapps) in the business community. The genEOS project was created to eliminate the barriers to adoption and build a community of business and technology professionals to deliver on the power of blockchain technology.

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University Researchers Turn to Blockchain to Preserve Cultural Heritage

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2018. Jul. 13. 09:30

University Researchers Turn to Blockchain to Preserve Cultural Heritage A team from China's Tsinghua University is patenting a way to store and share digital versions of culturally important objects using a blockchain.

Robinhood's Plan to Win the Crypto Exchange War? Kill Trading Fees

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 08:00

Robinhood's Plan to Win the Crypto Exchange War? Kill Trading Fees CEO of Robinhood Markets, Vlad Tenev, explains why he thinks fee-based cryptocurrency trading will soon become a relic of the past.

Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to a Network of Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 06:40

Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to a Network of Crypto Companies

The Texas State Securities Board has taken an emergency action to stop a network of crypto-related companies from illegally offering investments in the state. A token offering and a mining firm are among those targeted by the securities board as selling fraudulent “cryptocurrency-related investments.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Emergency Action […]

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OKCoin Exchange Launches in US With Fiat-to-Crypto Trading

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2018. Jul. 13. 06:15

OKCoin Exchange Launches in US With Fiat-to-Crypto Trading Crypto exchange OKCoin has launched a branch in the U.S. market to offer trading services between U.S. dollars and several major cryptocurrencies. 

OKCoin Exchange Launches in US Offering Fiat-to-Crypto Trading

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2018. Jul. 13. 06:15

OKCoin Exchange Launches in US Offering Fiat-to-Crypto Trading Crypto exchange OKCoin has launched a branch in the U.S. market to offer trading services between U.S. dollars and several major cryptocurrencies. 

Why Litecoin's Creator Is Buying Into A Bank (And How It Could Go Wrong)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 04:00

Why Litecoin's Creator Is Buying Into A Bank (And How It Could Go Wrong) If all goes according to plan, TokenPay and Charlie Lee's Litecoin Foundation will transform a tiny German bank into crypto's smoothest on-ramp.

Bitcoin Price Defends $6K As Upside Potential Builds

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 13. 03:00

Bitcoin Price Defends $6K As Upside Potential Builds A charting pattern suggests the bitcoin price might be able to successfully defend $6,000, despite a tug-of-wars between bulls and bears of late.

The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract Bugs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 02:30

The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract Bugs

You can’t have software without bugs. Every major piece of code is subject to extensive debugging, which is an inevitable part of the development process. But when that code controls digital assets worth millions of dollars, ensuring it’s free of critical errors isn’t just desirable – it’s imperative. As this week’s Bancor hack and this […]

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Police Seize $1.5 Million in Crypto During FIFA Gambling Crackdown

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2018. Jul. 13. 02:00

Police Seize $1.5 Million in Crypto During FIFA Gambling Crackdown A Chinese city has recently cracked a cryptocurrency-traded gambling case and confiscated over $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies.

Cash Shuffle’s BCH Mixer Moves Forward with Steady Testing

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 13. 01:05

Cash Shuffle’s BCH Mixer Moves Forward with Steady Testing

Back in December, a new privacy protocol was released for bitcoin cash users called Cash Shuffle. The application has seen steady development since its inception and this week Cash Shuffle developers say that the platform’s alpha testing has been successful and the team has seen lots of testers. After the application is polished up, some […]

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Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It?

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2018. Jul. 12. 23:05

Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It?

A mainstream media assertion made recently implies that cryptocurrency is quite costly in terms of energy consumption. “Bitcoin has been alarming people for years,” the report notes, pointing to the amount of electricity used for its mining – almost as much as a small nation needs. But is that really so? Also read: Japanese Internet […]

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New Power Rates Approved for Crypto Miners in Upstate New York

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 21:05

New Power Rates Approved for Crypto Miners in Upstate New York A municipal utility provider in New York got the green light from state regulators to create a new set of electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners.

Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 21:05

Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Everyone knows that bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have been on a steady decline since the last month of 2017. While digital asset spot prices have been quite volatile, bitcoin futures products provided by two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, Cboe and CME Group, have seen a steady increase in trade volume and more liquidity […]

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Lawmakers to Discuss If Crypto Is 'The Future of Money' Next Week

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2018. Jul. 12. 20:00

Lawmakers to Discuss If Crypto Is 'The Future of Money' Next Week The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will host a crypto hearing focused on its use as a form of money next week.

Korean Government-Backed Researchers File for Blockchain Patent

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2018. Jul. 12. 19:00

Korean Government-Backed Researchers File for Blockchain Patent A South Korean government-funded organization has submitted a blockchain-related patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Only 12 out of 23 Korean Crypto Exchanges Pass Probe – Inspector Under Fire

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 18:51

Only 12 out of 23 Korean Crypto Exchanges Pass Probe – Inspector Under Fire

The self-regulatory inspection of South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges is complete. Fourteen out of 23 exchanges agreed to be inspected. Twelve met the self-regulatory standards despite security flaws, raising questions of how effective the inspection is. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 12 Exchanges Pass Security Checks The Korea Blockchain Association (KBA) held […]

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Tether Hires Former Bank Analyst as Chief Compliance Officer

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2018. Jul. 12. 17:40

Tether Hires Former Bank Analyst as Chief Compliance Officer Tether, the company behind the dollar-tied USDT, has hired a chief compliance officer from the eighth-largest bank in North America.

Robinhood Crypto App Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 16:45

Robinhood Crypto App Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trading

The Robinhood Crypto app now supports bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC) trading. Thanks to adding the cryptocurrency service, the app has achieved rapid growth and is now boasting a user base of 5 million people, up from just 3 million before.     Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Phones, Spy Games, Binance […]

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Report: More Than Three-Quarters of ICOs in 2017 Were Scams

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2018. Jul. 12. 16:05

Report: More Than Three-Quarters of ICOs in 2017 Were Scams In a report by an advisory firm on initial coin offering (ICO) investments, data shows close to 80% of all ICOs in 2017 were scams.

Report: More Than Three-Quarters of ICOs Were Scams

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 16:05

Report: More Than Three-Quarters of ICOs Were Scams In a report by an advisory firm on initial coin offering (ICO) investments, data shows close to 80% of all ICOs in 2017 were scams.

Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster BCH Spending Giving New Shoppers $10

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 15:20

Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster BCH Spending Giving New Shoppers $10

On the last week of June, the cryptocurrency company, Purse.io, announced the platform’s bitcoin cash (BCH) integration, alongside a ‘cashback’ promotion. The Bitcoin.com team has always been fans of Purse because it allows bitcoin users to save 20 percent or more shopping on Amazon. So we’ve collaborated with the Purse team and now Bitcoin.com Wallet […]

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Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster Spending Giving New Shoppers $10 in BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 15:20

Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster Spending Giving New Shoppers $10 in BCH

On the last week of June, the cryptocurrency company, Purse.io, announced the platform’s bitcoin cash (BCH) integration, alongside a ‘cashback’ promotion. The Bitcoin.com team has always been fans of Purse because it allows bitcoin users to save 20 percent or more shopping on Amazon. So we’ve collaborated with the Purse team and now Bitcoin.com Wallet […]

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Binance Exchange Backs First-Ever Decentralized Bank in Malta

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 15:00

Binance Exchange Backs First-Ever Decentralized Bank in Malta Binance is reportedly among a number of investors backing a decentralized, blockchain-based bank to be launched in Malta.

IT Giant Fujitsu Is Launching a 'Ready-to-Go' Blockchain Service

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 14:00

IT Giant Fujitsu Is Launching a 'Ready-to-Go' Blockchain Service Fujitsu has launched a new blockchain consultancy service it claims will deliver a minimum viable product in just five days.

Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash Are Latest Crypto Additions to Robinhood Investing App

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 13:00

Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash Are Latest Crypto Additions to Robinhood Investing App U.S.-based mobile stock trading app Robinhood has added two new cryptocurrencies to its trading service.

100 Tokens By 2020: Ledger Pledges Big Expansion for Crypto Custody

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 13:00

100 Tokens By 2020: Ledger Pledges Big Expansion for Crypto Custody Wallet and custody startup Ledger is ramping up the number of cryptocurrencies it supports to meet demand from institutional investors.  

Bank of Queensland Rules Out Crypto Purchases With Mortgage Funds

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 12:00

Bank of Queensland Rules Out Crypto Purchases With Mortgage Funds The Australian retail bank has revised its loan agreements to prohibit borrowers from using mortgages to purchase cryptocurrency.

Crowdsale KYC is Fueling a Black Market for Fake ID

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 11:55

Crowdsale KYC is Fueling a Black Market for Fake ID

KYC for crowdsales was meant to add oversight and legitimacy to a largely unregulated space. Instead it’s left investors susceptible to data breaches, identity theft and blackmail. Given the hazards, it’s understandable that some ICO investors have resorted to buying fake ID. Also read: A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August KYC Has […]

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Bitcoin Bull Move on Hold as Downside Risks Grow

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Bull Move on Hold as Downside Risks Grow Bitcoin risks falling below $6,000, the bearish continuation pattern seen no the hourly chart indicates.

Bitcoin Price Puts Bull Move on Hold as Downside Risks Grow

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Puts Bull Move on Hold as Downside Risks Grow Bitcoin risks falling below $6,000, the bearish continuation pattern seen no the hourly chart indicates.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Phones, Spy Games, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

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2018. Jul. 12. 09:41

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Phones, Spy Games, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the development of two upcoming crypto phones, the involvement of cryptocurrency in cyber spy games, and why the Binance CEO came out against Etherum-founder Vitalik Buterin. We also cover the latest case of cryptojacking, this time inside a popular video game client. Also Read: Malta-Based Company Launches […]

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Cartier Owner Richemont Plans to Track Diamonds With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 09:30

Cartier Owner Richemont Plans to Track Diamonds With Blockchain A board member at Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont has said the firm will use blockchain to bring transparency to its supply chain.

Code Is Speech: Amir Taaki on Crypto's Debt to Phil Zimmerman

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 08:00

Code Is Speech: Amir Taaki on Crypto's Debt to Phil Zimmerman Fresh from meeting legendary cryptographer Phil Zimmermann, hacktivist and early bitcoin adopter Amir Taaki reflects on the PGP inventor's legacy.

Shanghai Stock Exchange Explores DLT Use In New Research Paper

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 06:00

Shanghai Stock Exchange Explores DLT Use In New Research Paper Shanghai Stock Exchange is pushing for the use of DLT in the securities market but says a lack of regulatory framework is a key hurdle at the moment.

Shanghai Stock Exchange: New Regulation 'Crucial' to Clear Way for DLT

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 06:00

Shanghai Stock Exchange: New Regulation 'Crucial' to Clear Way for DLT Shanghai Stock Exchange sees potential for DLT in the securities market, but says the lack of a regulatory framework is a hurdle to be addressed.

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 04:00

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake? Charles Hoskinson explains cardano's iterative approach to security, and how its interaction with academic gives it an advantage over other designs.

A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 03:40

A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of […]

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85% Of Canadians Are 'Aware' Of Bitcoin, Says Bank of Canada

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 12. 02:00

85% Of Canadians Are 'Aware' Of Bitcoin, Says Bank of Canada The results of a nationwide bitcoin survey conducted December by the Bank of Canada are now in.

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare to Launch in Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 12. 01:40

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare to Launch in Japan

Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has announced its plan to enter the Japanese market pending approval by the country’s financial regulator. The new exchange will be launched under the Dlta21x brand. It will focus on Japan initially but has plans to expand into other Asian markets. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinsquare […]

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Litecoin Foundation and Tokenpay Acquire Stake in German Bank

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 23:40

Litecoin Foundation and Tokenpay Acquire Stake in German Bank

Tokenpay Swiss AG has officially confirmed that it has acquired a 9.9 percent stake in WEG Bank AG in partnership with the Litecoin Foundation. The terms of the agreement will also include options to purchase approximately 90% overall of the bank, pending the customary regulatory approval. Also Read: Stiglitz Predicts Cryptocurrencies Will Be “Regulated Into Oblivion” […]

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Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 22:35

Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case The CFTC is wrapping up its case against accused fraudster Patrick McDonnell – but the hearings in New York this week have been anything but simple.

Indian Central Bank Responds About Crypto Restrictions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 21:40

Indian Central Bank Responds About Crypto Restrictions

India’s central bank has responded to a representation about its crypto banking ban. The Supreme Court gave the central bank seven days to reply following a hearing last week of the petition by the Internet & Mobile Association of India against the ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Response India’s […]

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Trump Task Force to Aid Crypto Crime Investigations

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 21:35

Trump Task Force to Aid Crypto Crime Investigations President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a new task force that targets consumer fraud, including those involving "digital currency."

Crypto Market Downturn Puts Drag on High-End GPU Prices

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 20:45

Crypto Market Downturn Puts Drag on High-End GPU Prices New research suggests that prices for high-end graphics cards – coveted by both cryptocurrency miners and gamers alike – are falling.

OP_Group or Tokeda? A Look at the BCH Color Coin Debate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 19:40

OP_Group or Tokeda? A Look at the BCH Color Coin Debate

This week Andrew Stone, the lead developer of Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), published a 42-page paper that details the evolution of the original OP_Group proposal. OP_Group is a single OP_Code that could be added to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network’s scripting language in order to effectively create colored coins. However, unlike other representative token protocols like […]

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Group or Tokeda? A Look at the BCH Color Coin Debate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 19:40

Group or Tokeda? A Look at the BCH Color Coin Debate

This week Andrew Stone, the lead developer of Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), published a 42-page paper that details the evolution of the original OP_Group proposal. Now simply called ‘Group,’ the proposal involves a single OP_Code that could be added to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network’s scripting language in order to effectively create colored coins. However, unlike […]

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Bitcoin Price Spikes to Nearly $9K on Little-Known Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 19:35

Bitcoin Price Spikes to Nearly $9K on Little-Known Crypto Exchange Crypto exchange WEX – formerly known as BTC-e – saw its BTC/USD market spike to nearly $9,000 on Wednesday.

Malta-Based Company Launches New Euro Backed Stablecoin, EURS

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 17:40

Malta-Based Company Launches New Euro Backed Stablecoin, EURS

With all the controversy and mistrust surrounding Tether (USDT) it’s no surprise that a multitude of new alternatives have popped up recently. The latest example is from Malta where a company seeking a local crypto license has launched a Euro-backed stablecoin, EURS. Also Read: Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet Stasis Launches EURS Stasis, […]

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Report: Korean Political Parties to Propose New Crypto Laws

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 17:30

Report: Korean Political Parties to Propose New Crypto Laws Lawmakers in South Korea are said to be racing to make laws to regulate the sector.

Coinbase Co-Founder Backs Blockchain Startup's $3 Million Seed Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 16:30

Coinbase Co-Founder Backs Blockchain Startup's $3 Million Seed Round DIRT, a startup building an ethereum-based blockchain platform for validating information across datasets, has raised $3 million in seed funding.

Ripple Taps Facebook Payments Exec for Business Development Role

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 16:10

Ripple Taps Facebook Payments Exec for Business Development Role Ripple said today that it will have Kahina Van Dyke, who previously worked at Facebook, as its new senior VP of business and corporate development.

Stiglitz Predicts Cryptocurrencies Will Be “Regulated Into Oblivion”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 15:40

Stiglitz Predicts Cryptocurrencies Will Be “Regulated Into Oblivion”

Joseph Stiglitz, the former chief economist of the World Bank and Nobel laureate, has predicted that cryptocurrencies will be “regulated into oblivion” in future, with Mr. Stiglitz saying that BTC may be “worth just $100 in 10 years.” Also Read: Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses Nobel Laureate Predicts Future Regulatory Onslaught Targeting Crypto In […]

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Litecoin Price Spikes Above $80 on Bank Acquisition News

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 15:00

Litecoin Price Spikes Above $80 on Bank Acquisition News Litecoin is reporting gains on Wednesday, following news that its foundation has acquired a stake in a German bank.

$3 Million Fund to Create 25 Marketplaces for Kik Messenger's Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 13:59

$3 Million Fund to Create 25 Marketplaces for Kik Messenger's Token Kik CEO Ted Livingston created the kin token so people could easily buy and sell digital stuff online. Now he's paying devs to make the stuff.

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in India

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 13:35

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in India

A special investigations unit has been set up in the Indian state of Maharashtra where there is a rise in bitcoin-related scams. The unit will take over the investigation of all cases relating to cryptocurrency in the state that are currently handled by various police departments. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Augur Passes CryptoKitties: Ethereum App Enters Top 5 with $400K Debut

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 11:50

Augur Passes CryptoKitties: Ethereum App Enters Top 5 with $400K Debut With strong first day volumes, newly launched crypto app Augur has surpassed what may be the most popular decentralized application.

Augur Passes CryptoKitties: Ethereum App Sees $400K in First-Day Betting

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 11:50

Augur Passes CryptoKitties: Ethereum App Sees $400K in First-Day Betting With strong first day volumes, newly launched crypto app Augur has surpassed what may be the most popular decentralized application.

The Daily: Google Founder Is a Crypto Miner, Elon Musk Impressed by Scambots

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 11:35

The Daily: Google Founder Is a Crypto Miner, Elon Musk Impressed by Scambots

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover why Google founder Sergey Brin has become a crypto miner, and why Elon Musk is impressed by crypto scambots on Twitter. Additionally covered are a new response from Fcoin regarding recent allegations and a $100 million venture capital fund for blockchain startups in Israel. Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin's Price May Be Charting a Bull Reversal

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 11:00

Bitcoin's Price May Be Charting a Bull Reversal All is not lost for the bulls as BTC could create a major bullish reversal pattern over the next few days.

CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC's Flagship Phone

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 10:00

CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC's Flagship Phone CryptoKitties will first roll out its new mobile application on select HTC devices by the end of this year.

Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 09:35

Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses

The Philippines Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced it granted three cryptocurrency exchanges provisional license to operate. All three are foreign-based, including two from Hong Kong and one from Thailand. To gain annual approval, companies made substantial financial and employment investments in the country. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against […]

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Litecoin Foundation Acquires 9.9% of Bank in Payments Partnership

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 09:01

Litecoin Foundation Acquires 9.9% of Bank in Payments Partnership Litecoin Foundation, the non-profit behind the popular cryptocurrency, says it now owns part of a German bank thanks to a new deal with TokenPay.

UK Financial Regulators Are Preparing for a World of Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 08:00

UK Financial Regulators Are Preparing for a World of Crypto Assets Technology startups Nivaura and 20|30 are shaking up equity crowdfunding with the FCA and LSE.

Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 07:00

Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet

The latest version of the Opera for Android, currently available in a private beta, introduces an easy-to-use and built-in cryptocurrency wallet functionality to the browser. This means that a significant part of Opera’s 322 million user base across all platforms would no longer need to install separate extensions to handle supported crypto payments on mobile […]

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Opera Is Testing a Mobile Browser With a Built-In Crypto Wallet

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 06:59

Opera Is Testing a Mobile Browser With a Built-In Crypto Wallet The web browser Opera is looking to get ahead with changing times by launching its first full-featured browser with a built-in crypto wallet.

The Philippines Wants to Earn $67 Million By Crypto Exchange Licensing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 06:15

The Philippines Wants to Earn $67 Million By Crypto Exchange Licensing A government authority that governs a special economic zone in the Philippines wants to earn $67 million by issuing crypto exchange licenses. 

Philippines Regulator Aims to Make $67 Million From Crypto Exchange Licensing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 06:15

Philippines Regulator Aims to Make $67 Million From Crypto Exchange Licensing The authority that governs a special economic zone in the Philippines plans to reap $67 million by issuing crypto exchange licenses. 

Regulators Are Slowly Starting to Get It: Utility Tokens Are Real

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 11. 04:00

Regulators Are Slowly Starting to Get It: Utility Tokens Are Real Regulators are doing their homework and recognizing there's at least potentially something different going on here from what they're used to seeing.

Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 03:20

Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A Southern Californian Localbitcoins trader has been sentenced to prison for a year for unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering. The trader, Bitcoin Maven, reportedly exchanged between $6 and $9.5 million for customers across the country, according to the notice by the U.S. Department of Justice. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 11. 01:27

Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds

New academic research has concluded that more than 50 percent of crypto projects raising capital through ICOs do not make it through to the fifth month after the token sale. The study also suggests that investors get the best return on their money if they sell the coins within the first month of trading, while […]

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Ledger Live Desktop Wallet Manager Reviewed

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 23:20

Ledger Live Desktop Wallet Manager Reviewed

On Monday, wallet manufacturer Ledger released its eagerly anticipated new desktop software. Ledger Live is meant to be a more reliable and user-friendly version of the Chrome app, which has come in for criticism, not least from this reviewer. To determine whether Ledger Live is an improvement on its predecessor, I put the French firm’s […]

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Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 21:20

Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding

During the second week of May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Akari Global Foundation, a group that aims to bolster bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption through its services. The organization launched Akari-Pay, a one file BCH payment and donate page for BCH merchants and non-profits. This week Akari has launched a free bitcoin cash powered pages builder […]

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Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 20:20

Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding

During the second week of May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Akari Global Foundation, a group that aims to bolster bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption through its services. The organization launched Akari-Pay, a one file BCH payment and donate page for BCH merchants and non-profits. This week Akari has launched a free bitcoin cash powered pages builder […]

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Cryptocurrency Concept Is a 'Fallacy' Says Finnish Central Bank Advisor

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2018. Jul. 10. 20:15

Cryptocurrency Concept Is a 'Fallacy' Says Finnish Central Bank Advisor A paper published by the Bank of Finland explains why cryptocurrencies will never become a form of money.

Cryptocurrency Concept Is a 'Fallacy,' Says Finnish Central Bank Advisor

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 20:15

Cryptocurrency Concept Is a 'Fallacy,' Says Finnish Central Bank Advisor A paper published by the Bank of Finland explains why cryptocurrencies will never become a form of money.

Korean Government Criticized for Crypto Exchange Hacks, Upbit Denies Hack Rumor

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2018. Jul. 10. 19:20

Korean Government Criticized for Crypto Exchange Hacks, Upbit Denies Hack Rumor

The South Korean government has been criticized for not doing enough to help prevent hacking at cryptocurrency exchanges. Data obtained by the regulators show that three crypto exchanges were hacked, with damage of almost $1 billion, after having gone through an inspection by the government. Meanwhile, one of the nation’s largest crypto exchanges, Upbit, has denied […]

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LocalBitcoins Trader 'Bitcoin Maven' Sentenced to Year in Prison

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2018. Jul. 10. 18:10

LocalBitcoins Trader 'Bitcoin Maven' Sentenced to Year in Prison A Los Angeles bitcoin trader was sentenced Monday to one year in federal prison.

PR: DECOIN.IO Crosses Soft Cap with Exciting Developments on the Horizon

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2018. Jul. 10. 17:30

PR: DECOIN.IO Crosses Soft Cap with Exciting Developments on the Horizon

The high growth rates seen in the crypto space over the first half of 2018 have been exceeded in June, a month that saw a spike and tremendous rise in investor interest towards ICO that could offer real potential value to investors. DECOIN—an emerging blockchain-based trading and exchange platform offering redistributed revenues to coin holders—has successfully reached its soft cap fundraising goal.

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Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Drop a Leg Down as Bulls Lose Momentum

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2018. Jul. 10. 17:20

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Drop a Leg Down as Bulls Lose Momentum

Digital asset markets have failed to surpass heavy resistance over the weekend, and during the early morning trading sessions on Tuesday, July 10, as well. The top cryptocurrencies have slid in value once again as Bitcoin Core (BTC) has tumbled to $6,377 after touching the $6,830 region. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices hovered around $785 […]

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Torrent Site Pirate Bay Spells Out Monero Mining Software Use

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2018. Jul. 10. 16:30

Torrent Site Pirate Bay Spells Out Monero Mining Software Use Torrent website The Pirate Bay is doubling down on its plan to use visitors' processing power to mine crypto.

Torrent Site Pirate Bay Warns Users About Monero Mining Software

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 16:30

Torrent Site Pirate Bay Warns Users About Monero Mining Software Torrent website The Pirate Bay is doubling down on its plan to use visitors' processing power to mine crypto.

SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales

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2018. Jul. 10. 15:35

SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales Two Nevada men have settled with the SEC over alleged illicit trading of a claimed blockchain company's stock.

London School of Economics Launches “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” Course

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2018. Jul. 10. 15:20

London School of Economics Launches “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” Course

The London School of Economics, one of the leading academic institutions for higher learning in the world, is the latest university to offer a course on cryptocurrency. For just £1,800, and about sixty hours of learning, you too can be a certified crypto academic. Also Read: The Pirate Bay Is Again Using Users’ CPUs to […]

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More Than Half of ICOs Fail Within 4 Months, Study Suggests

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2018. Jul. 10. 14:51

More Than Half of ICOs Fail Within 4 Months, Study Suggests A new study suggests that, while many ICOs become inactive soon after launch, there are rewards for investors willing to take a risk.

Government Investigator Says “Darwinian” Selection Led to Dominant Cryptocurrencies

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2018. Jul. 10. 13:15

Government Investigator Says “Darwinian” Selection Led to Dominant Cryptocurrencies

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of France, Jean-Pierre Landau, also named  “Mister Bitcoin” by the French government, submitted a report to Bruno Lemaire, the French Minister of Finance and Economy. The report said cryptocurrencies are in a phase of technological and economic experiment. Their future is still uncertain, however, there are few possible scenarios. One […]

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Government Investigator Says ‘Darwinian’ Selection Led to Dominant Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 13:15

Government Investigator Says ‘Darwinian’ Selection Led to Dominant Cryptocurrencies

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of France, Jean-Pierre Landau, also named “Mister Bitcoin” by the French government, submitted a report to Bruno Lemaire, the French Minister of Finance and Economy. The report said cryptocurrencies are in a phase of technological and economic experiment. Their future is still uncertain, however, there are few possible scenarios. One […]

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100 Merchants Can Now Trial Bitcoin's Lightning Network Risk Free

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 12:01

100 Merchants Can Now Trial Bitcoin's Lightning Network Risk Free CoinGate is making Lightning payments accessible for mainstream merchants and reaping research in return.

PBoC Will 'Crush' Foreign ICOs Targeting Chinese Investors: Official

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2018. Jul. 10. 11:30

PBoC Will 'Crush' Foreign ICOs Targeting Chinese Investors: Official Pan Gongsheng, a vice governor of the People's Bank of China, has once more issued strong statements on initial coin offerings.

The Daily: Decentralized Exchanges – New and Hacked, and Some Lost Coins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 11:10

The Daily: Decentralized Exchanges – New and Hacked, and Some Lost Coins

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, we cover two decentralized exchanges – an Irish team that’s launching its Local Token Exchange and the already operating Bancor that has reported a security breach and admitted the loss of $12.5 million worth of coins. Also, hackers in China have mined cryptos worth $2 million using malware […]

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Bitcoin Bull Bias Fades as Price Drops Below $6.5K

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 10:40

Bitcoin Bull Bias Fades as Price Drops Below $6.5K A daily close (as per UTC) below 10-day moving average would abort bitcoin's short-term bullish view.

PR: Bixtrim Launches Innovative Crypto Exchange Platform

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2018. Jul. 10. 09:30

PR: Bixtrim Launches Innovative Crypto Exchange Platform

The One Solution to all of blockchain Issues The cryptographic money industry keeps on developing in 2018, with a groundswell of undertakings helping push cryptos into the standard. Bixtrim is a creative crypto-trade stage with rearranged access for everybody. Here at Bixtrim, we trust everybody ought to have simple and quick access to crypto-money related administrations, that is the reason our group made a stage explaining the present most consuming issues in the crypto world.

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Crypto Tycoon Resigns From Blockchain Fund After Alleged Defamation

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2018. Jul. 10. 09:20

Crypto Tycoon Resigns From Blockchain Fund After Alleged Defamation Li Xiaolai, a Chinese crypto investor, has resigned from a $1 billion blockchain fund following an online spat that led to a defamation lawsuit.

Bitcoin ABC Developers Publish Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Timeline

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 09:05

Bitcoin ABC Developers Publish Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Timeline

Just recently the Bitcoin ABC development team has published the Bitcoin Cash ‘November 15 Upgrade Timeline’ which details what the programmers plan to do before the hard fork. As the upgrade approaches the ABC development team wants to ensure a smooth hard fork by making sure every full node participant and miner is ready with […]

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R3 Launches Corda Enterprise With First-Ever 'Blockchain Firewall'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 08:22

R3 Launches Corda Enterprise With First-Ever 'Blockchain Firewall' Not a traditional firewall, the term denotes how Corda is able to limit communication between blockchain nodes operating in different environments.

Augur Is Live: Decentralized Prediction Market Launches After 2-Year Beta

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 08:01

Augur Is Live: Decentralized Prediction Market Launches After 2-Year Beta A platform for creating decentralized prediction markets, which held one of the first-ever ICOs, has gone live. Finally.

US Financial Authority Asks Brokerage Firms to Disclose Crypto Activities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 07:05

US Financial Authority Asks Brokerage Firms to Disclose Crypto Activities

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued a notice encouraging every firm that sells securities to the public in the U.S. to disclose any activities “related to digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies and other virtual coins and tokens.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Firms Encouraged to Disclose Crypto Involvement The Financial […]

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Benson Oak Raising $100 Million for Blockchain-Focused Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 06:00

Benson Oak Raising $100 Million for Blockchain-Focused Fund Prague-based Benson Oak announced it is raising $100 million to launch an investment fund with a focus on blockchain startups in Israel.

Czech Investment Bank Raising $100 Million for Blockchain Fund

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 06:00

Czech Investment Bank Raising $100 Million for Blockchain Fund Prague-based Benson Oak has announced it is raising $100 million to launch an investment fund with a focus on blockchain startups in Israel.

Crypto Custody Poses Barrier to Institutional Investment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 05:05

Crypto Custody Poses Barrier to Institutional Investment

Cryptocurrency analysts are increasingly arguing that the lack of custody services provided by leading players from within the finance industry pose a significant barrier to institutional investors seeking exposure to the cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea Lack of Crypto Custody Services Comprises Serious Issue for Institutional Investors A number […]

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BitGo Adds 57 Ethereum Tokens In Largest-Ever Custody Service Expansion

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 10. 04:05

BitGo Adds 57 Ethereum Tokens In Largest-Ever Custody Service Expansion Bitcoin veterans are jumping into the token economy with new licenses and custody options.

Tens of Millions View Crypto Tech During World Cup

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 03:05

Tens of Millions View Crypto Tech During World Cup

Hyundai Digital Asset Company (Hdac) paid to air a television commercial for its blockchain solution-based services during this year’s World Cup in Russia. And while it was only a little over half a minute, it’s something of a first. The crypto community generally wow’d at the ecosystem’s arrival, its maturity, in having the idea put […]

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IOTA Tangle Transactions Nosedive as Spammers Create Parasite Chains

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 01:35

IOTA Tangle Transactions Nosedive as Spammers Create Parasite Chains

IOTA Foundation Head, Lewis Freiberg, attempted to explain alleged scalability and transaction issues at the project. The world’s number 9 cryptocurrency by market capitalization is under some pressure to clarify why its answer to traditional blockchain technology, the Tangle, is increasingly having to deal with spammers who create parasite chains or ‘Side Tangles.’    Also […]

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Lenders May Deny Your Mortgage Application if You Sold Bitcoin in the Past

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 10. 00:05

Lenders May Deny Your Mortgage Application if You Sold Bitcoin in the Past

Over the past year, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have gained in value and some people have ‘cashed out’ their digital assets in order to purchase cars or a new home. However, some people who have sold cryptocurrencies in the past may have a hard time getting a home loan even though they have the funds to […]

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The Pirate Bay Is Again Using Users’ CPUs to Mine XMR

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 22:25

The Pirate Bay Is Again Using Users’ CPUs to Mine XMR

The Pirate Bay is again taking over its users’ CPUs in order to mine the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency to generate additional revenue. Unlike previous times, the site now displays a notification on the matter for users to know what is going on with their systems. Also Read: The Daily: Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion, New […]

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$7K Back in Play? Price Indicators Shift In Bitcoin Rally's Favor

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 21:39

$7K Back in Play? Price Indicators Shift In Bitcoin Rally's Favor It's been a standoff between the bitcoin bulls and bears over the past few days, but the bulls might getting ready to take charge.

CBOE Files Application for Bitcoin-Based ETF with SEC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 20:50

CBOE Files Application for Bitcoin-Based ETF with SEC

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has filed an application for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC has requested public feedback regarding CBOE’s prospective ETF. Also Read: Youtube Dragged Into Bitconnect Class Action Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Victims CBOE Files for Bitcoin ETF With SEC […]

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Token Platform Bancor Goes Offline Following 'Security Breach'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 19:50

Token Platform Bancor Goes Offline Following 'Security Breach' Bancor is said to have suffered "a security breach" this morning.

$13.5 Million in Crypto Stolen From Token Platform Bancor

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 19:50

$13.5 Million in Crypto Stolen From Token Platform Bancor Bancor is said to have suffered "a security breach" this morning.

$42 Million In Crypto Is Now Being Airdropped to NEO Investors

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 19:20

$42 Million In Crypto Is Now Being Airdropped to NEO Investors The second half of the Neo Council's airdrop of ONT tokens is finishing up. Now NEP-5 ONT holders need to migrate to Ontology's mainnet.

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Boosts Own Bitcoin Mining Output With 7nm Rigs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 18:50

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Boosts Own Bitcoin Mining Output With 7nm Rigs

Japan’s internet giant GMO has released the latest results of its cryptocurrency mining operation. The company has also started using 7nm rigs for its in-house mining business. News.Bitcoin.com talked to a GMO spokesperson to find out more details. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 1906 BTC and 636 BCH Mined GMO has released its mining […]

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YouTube Accused of Negligence in BitConnect Fraud Lawsuit

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2018. Jul. 09. 17:35

YouTube Accused of Negligence in BitConnect Fraud Lawsuit The drama around the shutdown of the controversial BitConnect's lending and exchange platform continues.

Bitcoin Graffiti: How the Economic Revolution Has Painted the Streets

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2018. Jul. 09. 16:50

Bitcoin Graffiti: How the Economic Revolution Has Painted the Streets

As bitcoin and the idea of decentralized technologies continue to disrupt the economy there’s been a new wave of artists that use the cryptocurrency’s symbolism in many different ways. Some of these creators are fairly unknown and use graffiti to describe the revolutionary aspects of bitcoin in the rebellious form of street art.     […]

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Binance Taps UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador to Lead Charity Effort

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 16:30

Binance Taps UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador to Lead Charity Effort Binance announced today that it has appointed Helen Hai as the new head of its charity foundation.

UK Watchdog Welcomes First Crypto Startups to Regulatory Sandbox

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 15:15

UK Watchdog Welcomes First Crypto Startups to Regulatory Sandbox The U.K.'s financial regulator is allowing startups focused on blockchain and crypto assets into its regulatory sandbox for the first time.

Stop Looking for the Next Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 14:50

Stop Looking for the Next Bitcoin

Did you hear about the next bitcoin? There’s this little-known cryptocurrency that experts are tipping to be bigger than bitcoin. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor and join the next great wealth creation event. You might have missed bitcoin and ethereum, but you haven’t missed the boat, because the next […]

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Metals Exchange Forms Blockchain Group to Modernize Minerals Industry

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2018. Jul. 09. 14:15

Metals Exchange Forms Blockchain Group to Modernize Minerals Industry A Switzerland-based trading platform for metal concentrates is forming a blockchain consortium to streamline mineral industry supply chains.

Block.One Is Taking a Bigger Role With EOS (And That's a Big Deal)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 13:00

Block.One Is Taking a Bigger Role With EOS (And That's a Big Deal) When the company that created EOS starts voting for validators, there will be little chance of winning a spot without earning its support.

Indian Crypto Exchanges Forge Ahead With Solutions to RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 12:53

Indian Crypto Exchanges Forge Ahead With Solutions to RBI Ban

Indian cryptocurrency exchanges are forging ahead with their solutions to the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. A growing number of exchanges have stopped fiat support as they ramp up peer-to-peer and crypto-to-crypto trading. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI Ban in Effect The crypto banking ban by […]

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World's Largest Bank Eyes Faster Asset Exchange With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 12:00

World's Largest Bank Eyes Faster Asset Exchange With Blockchain ICBC, one of China's "Big Four" state-owned commercial banks, is seeking to patent a blockchain system to better execute financial asset transactions.

Bitcoin Price Constrained Below Key Resistance at $6,800

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Constrained Below Key Resistance at $6,800 BTC is showing signs of exhaustion near a key resistance zone, still, the short-term outlook remains bullish.

Bitcoin Price Rally Stalls Below Key Resistance at $6,800

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Rally Stalls Below Key Resistance at $6,800 BTC is showing signs of exhaustion near a key resistance zone, still, the short-term outlook remains bullish.

The Daily: Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion, New US Crypto Exchange Opens for Business

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 10:40

The Daily: Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion, New US Crypto Exchange Opens for Business

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover how Bitmain’s valuation reached $12 billion, the opening of a new US-based crypto exchange, and Binance’s decision to donate $1 million to flood victims in Japan. Additionally, we explore what parts of the current crypto ecosystem Vitalik Buterin hates. Also Read: Youtube Dragged Into Bitconnect Class […]

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A16z Leads $45 Million Raise for Blockchain Startup Oasis Labs

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 10:00

A16z Leads $45 Million Raise for Blockchain Startup Oasis Labs Cloud computing startup Oasis Labs has raised $45 million in a private token pre-sale to develop its blockchain platform.

1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 09:00

1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos Hackers reportedly reaped more than $2 million in different cryptocurrencies after spreading malware across computers in China.

Kumamoto Electric Company and OZ Mining Corporation to Start Mining in Southern Japan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 08:35

Kumamoto Electric Company and OZ Mining Corporation to Start Mining in Southern Japan

Kumamoto Electric Power Company and OZ Mining Corporation have announced that they will start operating a crypto mining farm from August, aiming to install 14,000 mining machines and reach 90 million yen profit by March 2020. Also read: Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner Kumamoto Electric Power Company to Offer Cheap Rates Kumamoto […]

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FINRA Wants to Know All About Member Firms' Crypto Activities

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 08:00

FINRA Wants to Know All About Member Firms' Crypto Activities The U.S. financial self-regulatory body is asking member firms to submit every detail of their existing or future activities in cryptocurrency.

Crypto Bounty Hunting Is Offering A Way Out of Poverty

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 06:01

Crypto Bounty Hunting Is Offering A Way Out of Poverty Completing small tasks by "bounty hunting" for cryptocurrency is becoming a lucrative career for users in less advantaged regions of the world.

Crypto Bounty Hunting Is Becoming A High-Tech Way Out of Poverty

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 06:01

Crypto Bounty Hunting Is Becoming A High-Tech Way Out of Poverty Completing small tasks by "bounty hunting" for cryptocurrency is becoming a lucrative career for users in less advantaged regions of the world.

Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 05:15

Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea

South Korea has been busy revising its cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators plan to ease the rules on crypto assets in line with G20 policies. While a new crypto classification system has been created, another government agency is conducting an on-site inspection of crypto exchanges following multiple hacks. In addition, the Bank of Korea has released […]

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Crypto Custody Poses Barrier to Institutional Investment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 05:05

Crypto Custody Poses Barrier to Institutional Investment

Cryptocurrency analysts are increasingly arguing that the lack of custody services provided by leading players from within the finance industry pose a significant barrier to institutional investors seeking exposure to the cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in South Korea Lack of Crypto Custody Services Comprises Serious Issue for Institutional Investors A number […]

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Filings Link Crypto Exchange Bitstamp to Game Maker Nexon

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 04:00

Filings Link Crypto Exchange Bitstamp to Game Maker Nexon Public filings released in late May establish the strongest link yet between Bitstamp and Korean gaming firm Nexon.

German Bank Offers Special Accounts to Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 03:15

German Bank Offers Special Accounts to Cryptocurrency Firms

The Berlin-based Banking-as-a-Platform (BaaP) institution Solarisbank has recently announced the launch of their new banking service plan that’s focused on clients from the blockchain and digital currency industry. The newly featured resource called the ‘Blockchain Factory,’ will offer financial management services to companies whose business operations deal directly and indirectly with cryptocurrency solutions and blockchain technology. […]

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Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Better Package Tracking

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 09. 02:00

Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Better Package Tracking A new patent filing finds retail giant Walmart seeking to utilize blockchain technology to solve problems when scheduling deliveries.

ATO to Target Crypto Traders Using International Data Agreements

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 09. 01:15

ATO to Target Crypto Traders Using International Data Agreements

Australia’s financial press is expecting that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take a hard stance on cryptocurrency investors this tax season, with the ATO recently vowing to leverage international data-matching agreements in order to track the taxation obligations of Australian cryptocurrency traders. Also Read: The Weekly: Coinbase Custody Opens, Malta Adopts Crypto Law, Bittrex Invades […]

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Youtube Dragged Into Bitconnect Class Action Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Victims

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 23:15

Youtube Dragged Into Bitconnect Class Action Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Victims

Youtube has been dragged into a class action lawsuit against Bitconnect for failure to protect its users from being exposed to the scam’s videos. This case might be used by Google and others to justify their bans on crypto ads, arguing that their algorithms can not distinguish between legitimate projects and frauds.   Also Read: No […]

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Privacy-Centric ‘Bob Wallet’ Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 21:15

Privacy-Centric ‘Bob Wallet’ Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Privacy is important in the cryptocurrency ecosystem to a large number of individuals, and people believe private transactions are needed badly these days in a society watched by the ‘deep state.’ Because people find privacy to be extremely important, some developers have designed bitcoin mixers and tumblers that help obfuscate cryptocurrency transactions recorded on public […]

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PBoC: Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Currency Drops Below 1% of World Total

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 19:15

PBoC: Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Currency Drops Below 1% of World Total

Bitcoin trading in renminbi (RMB) has dropped to less than 1 percent of the global total, the central bank of China announced. The People’s Republic banned yuan-crypto trade last year, prompting the exodus of hundreds of Chinese crypto businesses, including some of the world’s leading trading platforms.     Also read: Crypto Exchange Binance Expects up […]

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Five of the Best Blockchain Explorers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 17:15

Five of the Best Blockchain Explorers

Blockchain explorers have come a long way since bitcoin’s early days. In the beginning there were none. Then there were basic ones that allowed users to search for specific wallet addresses or transactions. Fast forward to today and we’re blessed with a plethora of blockchain explorers that can be used to extract all kinds of […]

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New Cashpay Wallet Feature Replaces BCH After Spending

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 15:10

New Cashpay Wallet Feature Replaces BCH After Spending

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on a new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) centric wallet called Cashpay. The wallet launched last June and allows any user to purchase anything online using BCH. This week the development team has added a new feature called ‘Spend and Replace’ a wallet function that replaces BCH with a BCH buy order from […]

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The Weekly: Coinbase Custody Opens, Malta Adopts Crypto Law, Bittrex Invades Europe

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 13:10

The Weekly: Coinbase Custody Opens, Malta Adopts Crypto Law, Bittrex Invades Europe

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about Coinbase opening the floodgates for institutional money, the new crypto law in Malta, and a move by Bittrex to invade the European market. We also covered, in this week’s most commented-on article, Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman’s trolling of XRP and BTC supporters. Also […]

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Blockchain for IoT: A Big Idea Meets Hard Design Questions

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 08. 13:00

Blockchain for IoT: A Big Idea Meets Hard Design Questions Cut through the tantalizing visions of cars with wallets trading with each other, and you'll find debates taking shape over nitty-gritty details.

What Happened When A Secret Bitcoin Key Went Public

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 08. 12:00

What Happened When A Secret Bitcoin Key Went Public The long-awaited reveal of the private keys – once able to trigger a bitcoin alert system – occurred Monday via email by two Bitcoin Core developers.

What Happened When Secret Bitcoin Keys Went Public

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 08. 12:00

What Happened When Secret Bitcoin Keys Went Public The long-awaited reveal of the private keys, once able to trigger a bitcoin alert system, occurred Monday via an email from Bitcoin Core devs.

Crypto Exchange Binance Expects up to $1 Billion Profit in 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 11:10

Crypto Exchange Binance Expects up to $1 Billion Profit in 2018

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance expects a net profit of up to $1 billion USD this year. The trading platform has already registered about $300 million of revenue in the first half of 2018 and a five-fold increase in the number of users. The data demonstrates a serious growth for Binance which is taking steps to […]

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Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 08:20

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Dark web alleged Silk Road conspirator, Gary Davis of Ireland, agreed recently to be extradited to the United States. Once on US soil, he will face charges levied against him five years ago in connection with the eventual conviction of Ross Ulbricht (who prosecutors claim was the site’s mastermind). Mr. Davis, should he be convicted, […]

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Five Universities Offer Crypto Courses in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

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2018. Jul. 08. 04:25

Five Universities Offer Crypto Courses in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

Five universities across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses. Among major topics of studies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, DAOs, and crypto-economics. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Universidad de Alcalá, Spain Universidad de Alcalá is a public university located in Alcalá de Henares, […]

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Hyperbitcoinization: $100mil Per Coin by 2030

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 01:25

Hyperbitcoinization: $100mil Per Coin by 2030

The ultimate success of bitcoin core (BTC), hyperbitcoinization, contains the possibility of a purposeful and bright future. Inevitable mass adoption will lead to a globally dominant currency. Pushing all other competitors out means, ultimately, mooning prices. At least one theorist believes the above will happen, and further postulates one hundred million dollars per bitcoin could […]

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University Crypto Courses Advance in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 08. 01:20

University Crypto Courses Advance in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

Five universities across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses. Among major topics of studies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, DAOs, and crypto-economics. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Universidad de Alcalá, Spain Universidad de Alcalá is a public university located in Alcalá de Henares, […]

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A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 22:40

A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

Over the past year, there has been a lot of forked coins based on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) codebase in various forms and with all types of interesting names. There are anywhere between 40-70 forked coins in the ecosystem that are worth a few bucks, while some of them are worthless and not worth the […]

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Indian Police Seek to Sell Crypto and Bypass RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 20:40

Indian Police Seek to Sell Crypto and Bypass RBI Ban

Indian police are reportedly facing a challenge of how to liquidate cryptocurrencies they seized since the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has banned banks from providing services to crypto exchanges. The RBI ban is now in effect and a growing number of crypto exchanges have already announced they will no longer […]

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Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Cohort in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 18:30

Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Cohort in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”

In recent regulatory news, U.K. minister, Eddie Hughes has published a report that advocates for the creation of a “Chief Blockchain Officer,” the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced that a number of distributed ledger (DLT) companies have been accepted into cohort 4 of its regulatory sandbox, and Finland’s Central Bank has published a report […]

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US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First Day

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2018. Jul. 07. 16:50

US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First Day

Former Vice Chair of the national Libertarian Party in the United States, Arvin Vohra, announced his candidacy for President. Among keys to his platform is his stated position: “On the first day of my presidency. I will pardon those in prison who have neither harmed anyone nor stolen anything. I will start with @Snowden and […]

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Wendy McElroy: The Free Market Can Provide Law

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 15:00

Wendy McElroy: The Free Market Can Provide Law

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 3 The Free Market Can Provide Law Crypto is the Wild West, and there ought to be a law. I agree. But agreement is the beginning of a vigorous dispute. It comes down to the question of “what is […]

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With Journalists on Ethereum, Will Fake News Meet Its Match?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 07. 13:00

With Journalists on Ethereum, Will Fake News Meet Its Match? The ambitious project thinks token-based governance can tackle not just censorship, but fake news, echo chambers and journalism's other crises.

The Daily: Bitcoin Enters Indian Politics, Blockchain Obsession Grows

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 12:15

The Daily: Bitcoin Enters Indian Politics, Blockchain Obsession Grows

On the backdrop of recent developments concerning the status and the future of cryptocurrencies in India, Bitcoin has been dragged into a political scandal between the country’s two major parties. We’ve covered the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in the daily, check the details around some BCH-related projects and services, as well as […]

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Timing the Crypto Market With RSI (A Beginner's Guide)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 07. 11:50

Timing the Crypto Market With RSI (A Beginner's Guide) Snoozers always lose in the crypto market. This guide to the RSI indicator will assist you in making timely trades so you can walk away with the win.

PR: Titanic Explorer Joins PO8 – a Bahamian Company Using Blockchain to Recover Underwater Artifacts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 09:30

PR: Titanic Explorer Joins PO8 – a Bahamian Company Using Blockchain to Recover Underwater Artifacts

Freeport, Grand Bahama – David Gallo, one of the most respected Oceanographers in the world has joined PO8, a marine archaeology start-up company in The Bahamas utilizing blockchain technology to unearth billions-worth of sunken artifacts and treasures from Bahamian waters dating back to the Spanish Galleon treasure ships of the Spanish Empire.

With the use of blockchain, PO8 will bring full transparency to all stakeholders including the government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which for the last 18 years has held a moratorium over its territorial waters preventing underwater expeditions due to years of looting, corruption and lack of oversight.

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Switzerland’s Main Stock Exchange Dives Deep Into Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 04:20

Switzerland’s Main Stock Exchange Dives Deep Into Crypto

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange has announced that it is building a platform for the trading, settlement, and custody of digital assets. This announcement follows reports of government officials working on giving crypto businesses access to banking services. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space SIX Launching Digital Exchange SIX, the operator of Switzerland’s […]

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Draft Regulating ‘Electronic Money’ Prepared in Romania

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 02:25

Draft Regulating ‘Electronic Money’ Prepared in Romania

A draft ordinance aiming to regulate the issuance of “electronic money” has been presented in Romania. The document authored by the Finance Ministry specifies the entities that can act as issuers and clarifies the conditions under which e-money can be emitted. While it does not specifically mention cryptocurrencies, some of its definitions and provisions can […]

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China Round-Up: Scholar Advocates Permissive Regulations, 3 Million Estimated Chinese HODLers, Xiaolai Recording Leaks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 00:25

China Round-Up: Scholar Advocates Permissive Regulations, 3 Million Estimated Chinese HODLers, Xiaolai Recording Leaks

In recent Chinese cryptocurrency news: a prominent scholar has advocated that China adopt a permissive regulatory apparatus, drawing influence from Japanese and U.S. legislation. Research conducted by the International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China has estimated that the number of Chinese bitcoin investors exceeds 3 million, and an audio recording of famed bitcoin […]

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China Round-Up: Permissive Regulations Advocated, 3 Million Chinese HODLers, Xiaolai Recording Leaks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 07. 00:25

China Round-Up: Permissive Regulations Advocated, 3 Million Chinese HODLers, Xiaolai Recording Leaks

In recent Chinese cryptocurrency news: a prominent scholar has advocated that China adopt a permissive regulatory apparatus, drawing influence from Japanese and U.S. legislation. Research conducted by the International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China has estimated that the number of Chinese bitcoin investors exceeds 3 million, and an audio recording of famed bitcoin […]

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Europe’s Top Speed Trading Firm Flow Traders Joins the Crypto-Economy

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 22:25

Europe’s Top Speed Trading Firm Flow Traders Joins the Crypto-Economy

This week one of Europe’s largest speed trading platforms and exchange-traded fund (ETFs) dealers, Flow Traders NV, announced the firm is entering the cryptocurrency space by offering bitcoin and ethereum exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to its clientele. Also read: Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services Speed Trading Platform Flow Traders Enters the Cryptocurrency Trading […]

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Europe’s Top Speed Trading Firm Flow Traders Join the Crypto-Economy

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 22:25

Europe’s Top Speed Trading Firm Flow Traders Join the Crypto-Economy

This week one of Europe’s largest speed trading platforms and exchange-traded fund (ETFs) dealers, Flow Traders NV, announced the firm is entering the cryptocurrency space by offering bitcoin and ethereum exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to its clientele. Also read: Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services Speed Trading Platform Flow Traders Enters the Cryptocurrency Trading […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound During the First Week of July

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 21:15

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound During the First Week of July

Cryptocurrency markets are doing better this week since our last markets update as the entire digital asset economy is now valued at around $270.4Bn. Most digital currencies are up between 7-25 percent over the last seven days and trade volumes have picked up over the last week as well. The trend reversal has given enthusiasts […]

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Tezos Investors Got a Chance to Sell This Week – And They Took It

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 20:55

Tezos Investors Got a Chance to Sell This Week – And They Took It Tezos' price dropped by a third in its first 24 hours of trading as a real token, rather than an IOU.

Huobi Launches in Australia Offering 10 AUD Pairs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 19:50

Huobi Launches in Australia Offering 10 AUD Pairs

Crypto exchange Huobi has started trading in Australia with 10 pairs against the AUD, including bitcoin cash (BCH). More trading pairs will be added in the future. The platform also plans to partner with local startups through its investment fund and a subsidiary. Also read: Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services Huobi […]

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Cloud Provider Xunlei Launches Blockchain File System

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 19:30

Cloud Provider Xunlei Launches Blockchain File System Xunlei Limited announced that it has launched a distributed file system called ThunderChain File System (TCFS) for its blockchain platform.

Philippines Government Approves Two New Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 17:50

Philippines Government Approves Two New Crypto Exchanges

The central bank of the Philippines has reportedly approved two new cryptocurrency exchanges, bringing the total number of accredited crypto exchanges in the country to five. Meanwhile, crypto transactions have been growing in the country. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Accrediting Two New Crypto Exchanges The central bank of the Philippines, […]

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Crypto Exchange Gemini Hires Former NYSE Tech Chief

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 17:30

Crypto Exchange Gemini Hires Former NYSE Tech Chief Crypto exchange Gemini has hired former NYSE chief information officer Robert Cornish to serve as its first chief technology officer.

Bitcoin's Price Declines Over Q2 for First Time on Record

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 16:35

Bitcoin's Price Declines Over Q2 for First Time on Record CoinDesk's looks at bitcoin's price performance over Q2 2018, finding that the crypto asset underperformed according to historical data.

Heavy Rainfall in China, Thousands of Miners Reportedly Damaged

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 15:50

Heavy Rainfall in China, Thousands of Miners Reportedly Damaged

According to a Chinese language Economic Daily News report, graphics cards and ASIC mining systems are expected to see a short term surge in orders from the crypto mining sector in Sichuan province, where reportedly over seventy percent of the mining systems are located in China. Sichuan province has been hit by continuous heavy rainfalls […]

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Facebook Has a New Director of Engineering for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 15:30

Facebook Has a New Director of Engineering for Blockchain Facebook is getting even more serious about blockchain, appointing a new director of engineering to focus on the technology.

Bernstein: No, Crypto Markets Aren't Like the Dot-Com Bubble

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 14:35

Bernstein: No, Crypto Markets Aren't Like the Dot-Com Bubble Cryptocurrency and blockchain developers are building "parallel financial networks," according to a new report by Alliance Bernstein.

Quebec Mining Drama: Bitmain Money Muscle or Local Sour Grapes?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 13:50

Quebec Mining Drama: Bitmain Money Muscle or Local Sour Grapes?

Tempers are flaring in Quebec, as its climate and relatively cheap electricity have made it a magnet for the burgeoning cryptocurrency mining industry. The provincial government and its energy concern, Hydro-Quebec, have been accused of playing favorites to the likes of mining giants such as Bitmain. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic […]

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The Daily: Bittrex Invades Europe and Blockchain Gets Raunchy

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 11:50

The Daily: Bittrex Invades Europe and Blockchain Gets Raunchy

From the sublime to the smutty, today’s Bitcoin in Brief runs the full gamut of emotions and stories. These include Bittrex’s new foray into Europe, EOS’ quest to offload its billion-dollar warchest and Jackson Palmer’s viral new project, 50 Shades of Blockchain. Also read: Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services Bittrex Teams Up […]

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Stuck Between Key Chart Points, Bitcoin Price Seeks Direction

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 11:00

Stuck Between Key Chart Points, Bitcoin Price Seeks Direction Bitcoin is reporting a $400 trading range and an upside breakout would signal a resumption of the rally.

Bitcoin Awaits Price Breakout As Trading Range Tightens

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 11:00

Bitcoin Awaits Price Breakout As Trading Range Tightens Bitcoin is reporting a $400 trading range and an upside breakout would signal a resumption of the rally.

Global Data Report: Cryptocurrencies are Expensive, Slow, Unspendable, Cannot Scale

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 09:50

Global Data Report: Cryptocurrencies are Expensive, Slow, Unspendable, Cannot Scale

Cryptocurrencies – Thematic Research, a report recently issued by Global Data, is attempting to smash what it views as myths and huge untruths about the hype surrounding crypto. Among their findings, the company concludes cryptocurrencies are expensive, slow, mostly unspendable, and cannot scale to meet their projected demand. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities In New DLT Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 09:30

Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities In New DLT Platform Switzerland's principal stock exchange will build a blockchain-based platform to tokenize traditional securities for further trading and settlement.

Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities With New DLT Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 09:30

Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities With New DLT Platform Switzerland's principal stock exchange will build a blockchain-based platform to tokenize traditional securities for further trading and settlement.

PR: Quoine’s ICO Platform Adds BCH as Funding Currency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 09:30

PR: Quoine’s ICO Platform Adds BCH as Funding Currency

The Bitcoin Cash community can now use their BCH to take part in ICOs and Private Sales on QUOINE’s ICO platform. The global fintech company already allows token sale participants to use BTC, ETH and QASH. The addition of BCH adds a new layer of flexibility to participation in the token sales presented by QUOINE.

ICO Mission Control is a safe and secure platform that sits within QUOINE’s QRYPTOS exchange. ICO participants need only sign up and KYC once in order to access the token sales. The ICO Mission Control platform all but eliminates common risks associated with ICOs, such as hacks, scams, phishing and data leaks.

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Ethereum's Growing Gas Crisis (And What's Being Done to Stop It)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 08:00

Ethereum's Growing Gas Crisis (And What's Being Done to Stop It) The ethereum network is seeing new levels of congestion with rising use, a development that is spurring proposals for technical improvements.

Japanese Man Exploits Free Company Electricity to Make $500 Secondary Income Mining

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 07:25

Japanese Man Exploits Free Company Electricity to Make $500 Secondary Income Mining

Trading isn’t the only way to acquire crypto. Daily SPA, a Japanese media outlet, has reported on a Japanese man using his company dormitory’s free electricity to mine cryptocurrencies without asking permission. Also read: Japan Gives Jail Sentence to Crypto Miner in a Remote Mining Case An Extraordinary Income “Virtual currencies are processed cryptographically,” Sora-san, a Japanese […]

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MakerDAO Pilots Stablecoin With TradeShift to Speed Up Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 07:01

MakerDAO Pilots Stablecoin With TradeShift to Speed Up Payments MakerDAO is partnering with TradeShift to test how its stablecoin DAI can help to speed up the payment process for small businesses.

Tradeshift Pilots Stablecoin to Speed Up Business Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 07:01

Tradeshift Pilots Stablecoin to Speed Up Business Payments MakerDAO is partnering with TradeShift to test how its stablecoin DAI can help to speed up the payment process for small businesses.

Report: Mining Giant Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion in New Funding Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 06:26

Report: Mining Giant Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion in New Funding Round Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has reportedly closed a Series B round funding, which values the firm at approximately $12 billion. 

Mining Giant Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion in New Funding Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 06:26

Mining Giant Bitmain Valued at $12 Billion in New Funding Round Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has reportedly closed a Series B round funding, which values the firm at approximately $12 billion. 

Thailand Officially Announces Rules for Token Issuers, Portals, and Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 04:25

Thailand Officially Announces Rules for Token Issuers, Portals, and Investors

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has officially announced its regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The rules specify requirements for ICO portals, issuers, as well as who can invest in tokens. The Commission has also provided a series of infographics to explain the regulations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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India's Ruling Party Accused of Involvement in 'Mega Bitcoin Scam'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 02:30

India's Ruling Party Accused of Involvement in 'Mega Bitcoin Scam' The largest political party in India is accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of being involved in a bitcoin scam to launder money.

Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 02:25

Switzerland Considers Granting Crypto Businesses Access to Banking Services

Crypto companies based in Switzerland may receive access to regular banking services as early as this year. Political will and economic wisdom seem to be in place as some government officials and bankers are already working to resolve a serious issue. Swiss banks have been refusing accounts to firms from the growing crypto industry. Also […]

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PoWx: The New Effort to Change Bitcoin (And Who's Backing It)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 01:30

PoWx: The New Effort to Change Bitcoin (And Who's Backing It) Technologists unveiled a foundation dedicated to rewriting bitcoin's underlying tech, giving the long-controversial idea new wings.

PoWx: The New Effort to Change Bitcoin Mining Explained

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 06. 01:30

PoWx: The New Effort to Change Bitcoin Mining Explained Technologists unveiled a foundation dedicated to rewriting bitcoin's underlying tech, giving the long-controversial idea new wings.

Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Lighthouse.cash Launches

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 06. 00:25

Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Lighthouse.cash Launches

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the development of a decentralized crowdfunding application powered by the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network called Lighthouse.cash. The project was first initiated by Mike Hearn years ago, but Lighthouse was abandoned after he left the cryptocurrency community. This week the Lighthouse.cash project developers have officially launched the open source platform for […]

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Predicting Bitcoin to Go to Zero Will Send Your Reputation to Zero

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 22:25

Predicting Bitcoin to Go to Zero Will Send Your Reputation to Zero

It’s been a good week for bitcoin (BTC), which is up 8%. But you wouldn’t think so to read the news. Alight on one of several mainstream media (MSM) outlets and you might have learned that bitcoin is crashing and on its way to zero. Taking cheap shots at bitcoin is great for attracting rage […]

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The EU's Biggest ETF Firm Expands Into Crypto Products

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 20:51

The EU's Biggest ETF Firm Expands Into Crypto Products Europe's largest trader of exchange-traded funds(ETF) is entering the crypto world.

No Insider Trading, Market Manipulation and Misleading Ads – Malta’s New Crypto Law

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 20:25

No Insider Trading, Market Manipulation and Misleading Ads – Malta’s New Crypto Law

Malta has enacted three bills into law on Wednesday that are meant to create a clear regulatory framework that will enable the establishment of cryptocurrency businesses on the island. A number of issues that can have an impact on traders and exchanges pop up when examining the new regulations. A prohibition on insider trading, market […]

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Bittrex and Invest.com Partner on New Crypto Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 20:00

Bittrex and Invest.com Partner on New Crypto Trading Platform Bittrex and invest.com announced that they will partner to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform under the invest.com brand name.

Block.one Appoints Former Jefferies Asia CEO to Lead VC Arm

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 18:45

Block.one Appoints Former Jefferies Asia CEO to Lead VC Arm Block.one, the company behind the EOS blockchain, has just hired a former Jefferies Group LLC executive to lead its $1 billion venture capital arm.

Kenya Has Two Weeks to Decide Whether to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 18:25

Kenya Has Two Weeks to Decide Whether to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Kenya’s Treasury Secretary has been tasked with the responsibility of investigating the current state of cryptocurrency adoption in the country, which has so far been growing with no regulations. In a couple of weeks, he is to give his report to parliament, advising them how to proceed with regulating cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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IBM Wants to Track 'Collaborative Coding' Milestones on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 17:51

IBM Wants to Track 'Collaborative Coding' Milestones on a Blockchain A new patent application from IBM suggests that the tech giant is eyeing blockchain as a way to chart programmer contributions for projects.

IBM Wants to Track Code Milestones on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 17:51

IBM Wants to Track Code Milestones on a Blockchain A new patent application from IBM suggests that the tech giant is eyeing blockchain as a way to chart programmer contributions for projects.

Romania Drafts Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 16:30

Romania Drafts Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance to regulate cryptocurrency issuing.

Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 15:34

Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security A third investor in three months is suing Ripple on grounds that the XRP cryptocurrency is a security issued by the firms. 

Unaware Where Bitcoins Are Mined, RBZ Governor Embraces Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 15:20

Unaware Where Bitcoins Are Mined, RBZ Governor Embraces Blockchain

The governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has made several statements about cryptocurrencies that attest to insufficient knowledge of the matter. The central bank, which recently banned financial institutions from working with crypto companies, now wants to study and embrace the blockchain technology that “encompasses all the cryptocurrencies.”    Also read: Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange […]

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Up 50%: Ethos Rallies Big After Crypto Wallet Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 14:30

Up 50%: Ethos Rallies Big After Crypto Wallet Launch A token seeking to power an ecosystem of applications is consolidating gains after a bout of big news this week.

The Daily: Malta Enacts Crypto Bills, Bermuda Wants New Banks, Dotcom Loses Appeal

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 13:20

The Daily: Malta Enacts Crypto Bills, Bermuda Wants New Banks, Dotcom Loses Appeal

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories from various corners of the world. In Malta the parliament has enacted three crypto bills into law, in Bermuda the authorities want to create a new type of crypto friendly banks, and in New Zealand Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition appeal. Also Read: Get […]

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BIS Chief to Crypto Coders: 'Stop Trying to Create Money'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 12:46

BIS Chief to Crypto Coders: 'Stop Trying to Create Money' Agustín Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, made strong comments again on cryptocurrency.

Bitmex Co-Founder is the Youngest British Self-Made Billionaire

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 11:20

Bitmex Co-Founder is the Youngest British Self-Made Billionaire

UK media has reported that 34-year-old Ben Delo, the co-founder of Bitmex, has become the youngest British self-made billionaire. Also Read: Japanese Regulator Responds to Reports of Overhauling Crypto Regulation Bitmex’s Ben Delo is the First British Billionaire From Crypto Industry According to The Sunday Times, Ben Delo’s college yearbook describes him as having been voted […]

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Bitcoin Rally Hits a Speed Breaker at $6,750

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 11:00

Bitcoin Rally Hits a Speed Breaker at $6,750 Bitcoin's short-term bull market has paused at the key technical resistance of $6,750.

Bitcoin's Price Rally Hits Speed Bump in Push to $7K

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 11:00

Bitcoin's Price Rally Hits Speed Bump in Push to $7K Bitcoin's short-term bull market has paused at the key technical resistance of $6,750.

Thailand SEC Reveals Date for Enacting ICO Licensing Rule

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 09:30

Thailand SEC Reveals Date for Enacting ICO Licensing Rule After a months-long process that saw public hearings and legislative debates, Thailand regulators said a rule on ICOs will take effect this month.

Ripple, CEO Face Another Securities Fraud Lawsuit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 09:20

Ripple, CEO Face Another Securities Fraud Lawsuit

A third lawsuit, alleging securities fraud, was filed last week against Ripple Labs Inc, XRPII LLC, and its CEO Bradley Glaringhouse. In 28 pages, the class action suit attempts to make the case XRP is a security: issued, maintained, and supported by Ripple in clear violation of US regulatory laws. Ripple has worked extremely hard […]

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Summer Blues or Crypto Moon? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Survey

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 08:00

Summer Blues or Crypto Moon? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Survey This past quarter saw price declines, hacks, regulatory clarity, and many more.

Florida CFO Advocates Creation of State “Cryptocurrency Chief”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 07:15

Florida CFO Advocates Creation of State “Cryptocurrency Chief”

The Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Jimmy Patronis, has issued a statement calling for Florida’s government to create the post of “cryptocurrency chief” to provide greater oversight to the state’s emerging digital currency sector. Also Read: Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan Florida CFO Advocates Creation of Government Post Overseeing Crypto Jimmy […]

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Romania Drafts Bill to Regulate Electronic Money

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 06:30

Romania Drafts Bill to Regulate Electronic Money Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance to regulate cryptocurrency issuing.

Crypto Exchanges Are Already Adapting to India's Bank Account Ban

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 06:00

Crypto Exchanges Are Already Adapting to India's Bank Account Ban As the Indian Supreme Court declined to end the Reserve Bank of India's crypto curb, exchanges in India are taking different actions.

Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3's Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 04:00

Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3's Blockchain Tech The RiskBlock Alliance, whose members include insurance giants Chubb, Marsh and Liberty Mutual, has decided to build its blockchain on R3's Corda.

Spain's Lawmakers Push for Blockchain Use in Governance

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 05. 02:00

Spain's Lawmakers Push for Blockchain Use in Governance Spain's ruling party submitted a proposal encouraging the government to adopt blockchain technology in managing public services.

Japanese Regulator Responds to Reports of Overhauling Crypto Regulation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 05. 01:40

Japanese Regulator Responds to Reports of Overhauling Crypto Regulation

Japan’s top financial regulator has responded to media reports that it is considering overhauling the way cryptocurrency is regulated in the country. The authority has been under fire for the inadequacy of its crypto exchange registration process after it issued business improvement orders to a number of exchanges it previously approved. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 23:40

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

The executive power in Uzbekistan has advanced towards legalizing cryptocurrencies and implementing blockchain technology in both government and economy. A new decree signed by President Mirziyoyev mandates licensing for trading and other activities related to the circulation of digital coins. The document also calls for regulating crypto mining and smart contracts. Also read: No License […]

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Indian Crypto Exchanges Drop Fiat Support as Banks Close Their Accounts per RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 21:40

Indian Crypto Exchanges Drop Fiat Support as Banks Close Their Accounts per RBI Ban

Cryptocurrency exchanges in India have one by one announced the shut down of their fiat deposits and withdrawals as banks start closing their accounts per RBI’s crypto banking ban. Meanwhile, they are trying to educate the central bank in hopes of easing the ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI Ban […]

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Viber Is Latest Communications App Considering Support for a Native Token

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 19:40

Viber Is Latest Communications App Considering Support for a Native Token

Following the actions of competing communications apps like Telegram, Line and Kik, the latest hoping to enter the cryptosphere is Viber. The firm is considering support for a native token that will be launched by its parent company, Rakuten Coin. Also Read: Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big Traders Viber Rakuten Coin Viber is […]

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Get Yourself a Mustang, American Custom Car Builder Now Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 17:48

Get Yourself a Mustang, American Custom Car Builder Now Accepts Bitcoin

Forget about a Lambo and get yourself a Mustang. An American custom car builder now accepts payments for its built-to-order and officially licensed vehicles in bitcoin and additional cryptocurrencies, including BCH, BTC, LTC, ETH and more. Also Read: Decentral Launches Its New Crypto Wallet Jaxx Liberty in Beta Made in America Muscle Car Classic Recreations […]

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Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big Traders

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 15:48

Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big Traders

Tax agencies around the world keep applying pressure on bitcoin and crypto companies to make their operations transparent to them. The latest example comes from Israel, where a local exchange with over 50,000 clients has been convinced to report its bigger traders to the national tax authority. Also Read: Decentral Launches Its New Crypto Wallet […]

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The Daily: Complicated Crypto Purchasing Puts Off US Investors, Analysis Confirms – ICOs Spike

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 13:37

The Daily: Complicated Crypto Purchasing Puts Off US Investors, Analysis Confirms – ICOs Spike

Some potential investors find the process of acquiring cryptocurrencies rather complicated, according to a new survey conducted among US residents. Despite that finding, and other obstacles, another study confirms the recently reported increase in capital raised through coin offerings this year. Also in today’s Bitcoin in Brief, the Swiss city of Zug concludes successfully its […]

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EU Regulator: DLT In Trade Finance Still Faces Legal Uncertainty

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 12:00

EU Regulator: DLT In Trade Finance Still Faces Legal Uncertainty The European Banking Authority published a report to raise public awareness of the benefits and risks associated with the use of DLT in finance.

Syscoin Hack Disrupts Binance Prompting Temporary Shutdown

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 11:50

Syscoin Hack Disrupts Binance Prompting Temporary Shutdown

Syscoin has been hit by an unusual hack that has manipulated the coin’s total supply. The attackers then sent the fraudulently generated coins to Binance and sold them, pushing the price of 1 SYS to as high as 96 BTC. The BTC they received was then withdrawn, prompting Binance to temporarily cease trading and to […]

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Bitcoin Still Bullish Despite Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 11:00

Bitcoin Still Bullish Despite Price Pullback Bitcoin retains the short-term bullish bias despite the pullback from the 11-day highs.

Bitcoin Remains On Hunt for $7K Despite Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 11:00

Bitcoin Remains On Hunt for $7K Despite Price Pullback Bitcoin retains the short-term bullish bias despite the pullback from the 11-day highs.

Rogue App Wreaks Havoc –Transaction Costs Soar as the Ethereum Network Slows

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 10:05

Rogue App Wreaks Havoc –Transaction Costs Soar as the Ethereum Network Slows

Another month, another almighty congestion on the Ethereum network. Gas prices have soared this week, passing 500 gwai at one stage, before settling on a still-pretty-substantial 56 gwai. As a result, the average transaction cost is $0.49, making it more expensive to send crypto on Ethereum than on other major blockchains such as BTC or […]

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PR: Vertex Launches ICO Aftermarket

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 09:30

PR: Vertex Launches ICO Aftermarket

ICO is a concept that elicits strong reactions form people across the board. After the 2017 ICO craze in which projects with little more than a concept on a white paper were getting millions in funding, this innovative crowdfunding mechanism has left a bad taste in the mouths of countless people around the globe. A lack of investor discipline and hype on one hand, and a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver on the other hand, led to a situation in which funds were wasted. This situation created a void in the market that Vertex seeks to fill with the first ICO aftermarket.

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UK Government Should Have A Chief Blockchain Officer, Lawmaker Says

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 09:30

UK Government Should Have A Chief Blockchain Officer, Lawmaker Says A U.K. lawmaker proposes the government should appoint a public-facing blockchain chief officer in order to boost blockchain adoption in the country.

UK Government Should Appoint 'Chief Blockchain Officer' Says Lawmaker

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 09:30

UK Government Should Appoint 'Chief Blockchain Officer' Says Lawmaker A lawmaker in the U.K. has called for the government to advance the use of blockchain in the public sector.

Among Blockchain-Friendly Jurisdictions, Malta Stands Out

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 08:00

Among Blockchain-Friendly Jurisdictions, Malta Stands Out Malta is writing laws for tomorrow's economy rather than trying to impose yesterday's rules upon it. Consider the way it is legally recognizing DAOs.

EU Report Advises Regulators Not to Ban or Ignore Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 07:40

EU Report Advises Regulators Not to Ban or Ignore Cryptocurrencies

A recent report published by the European Parliament advises policymakers and regulators not to ignore cryptocurrencies or attempt to ban them. It discusses how crypto should be treated, their taxation, as well as their potential impact on financial systems and central banks’ monopolies on money issuance. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Paul Krugman Trolls Ripple, Accidentally Making a Case for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 05:41

Paul Krugman Trolls Ripple, Accidentally Making a Case for Bitcoin Cash

“If a digital currency isn’t actually used for any transactions, is it, you know, actually a currency?” tweeted Nobel laureate economist with the ears of American progressive politicians, Paul Krugman. He was prompted by a colleague’s recent article regarding a push by Ripple’s XRP to urge users to do more than just speculate. Mr. Krugman, […]

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Binance Halts All Trading Over Abnormal Crypto Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 05:15

Binance Halts All Trading Over Abnormal Crypto Transactions Binance has suspended trading services after one token on its platform was reported with abnormal transactions.

Binance Halts Trading Over 'Atypical' Crypto Transactions

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 05:15

Binance Halts Trading Over 'Atypical' Crypto Transactions Binance has suspended trading services after one token on its platform was reported with abnormal transactions.

Crypto Exchanges Are Suddenly Being Censored In Iran

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 04:02

Crypto Exchanges Are Suddenly Being Censored In Iran Iranians using cryptocurrency to hedge against inflation have recently hit a roadblock, an apparent outage of domestic onramps to the market.

Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 04. 03:35

Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Tax enforcement authorities from five nations announced that they have created a united alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, known as “the J5.” The J5 said they are committed to combating transnational tax crime “through increased enforcement collaboration,” in other words: working together to gather information, share intelligence, and conduct joint operations. Also […]

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International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 04. 02:00

International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime Tax authorities from five different nations are coming together to combat international financial crimes, with a focus on cryptocurrencies.

VeChain Revises Roadmap to Address Token Swap Concerns

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 19:45

VeChain Revises Roadmap to Address Token Swap Concerns VeChain has changed its token swap timeline in response to pressure from token holders.

Decentral Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Wallet Jaxx Liberty in Beta

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 18:20

Decentral Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Wallet Jaxx Liberty in Beta

One of the main parts in the vision many Bitcoin supporters have is that the cryptocurrency will become the de facto single currency of the future. But for now its success has brought an explosion of altcoins and ICO tokens. Hoping to tap into the challenge to handle all this crypto cacophony, Decentral developed Jaxx Liberty. […]

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Blockstream Launches Tokenized Assets Tool on Liquid Sidechain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 16:55

Blockstream Launches Tokenized Assets Tool on Liquid Sidechain Blockstream unveiled a new feature that allows users to create custom tokenized assets secured on its Liquid sidechain.

Why Institutional Money Is Coming and What This Means for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 15:35

Why Institutional Money Is Coming and What This Means for Bitcoin

Institutional money is coming. At least that’s been the refrain from desperate cryptocurrency traders for the past six months, praying for an influx of new fiat to shore up prices and float their alt bags. But is it really the case that institutional investors are waiting on the sidelines for the right framework to buy […]

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Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 15:25

Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Tax enforcement authorities from five nations announced that they have created a united alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, known as “the J5.” The J5 said they are committed to combating transnational tax crime “through increased enforcement collaboration,” in other words: working together to gather information, share intelligence, and conduct joint operations. The […]

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Court Says India's Crypto Exchange Bank Account Ban Will Continue

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 15:11

Court Says India's Crypto Exchange Bank Account Ban Will Continue India's central bank won a key victory in court this week.

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petition but Upholds RBI Ban – Effective in 2 Days

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 13:35

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petition but Upholds RBI Ban – Effective in 2 Days

The Indian Supreme Court heard one petition against the crypto banking ban by the country’s central bank today. However, the court did not grant a stay and the ban is set to proceed as planned, prompting crypto exchanges in the country to start implementing their solutions for banking alternatives. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Why Companies Need to Get on the Tokenization Train

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 12:00

Why Companies Need to Get on the Tokenization Train EY's blockchain lead makes the case for enterprises to embrace tokenization and move away from simply treating blockchains like fancy notaries.

The Daily: Coinbase Custody Opens, Hitbtc Hits Back at McAfee, BTCC Relaunches

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 11:35

The Daily: Coinbase Custody Opens, Hitbtc Hits Back at McAfee, BTCC Relaunches

Recent updates about the operations of cryptocurrency exchanges is the main focus in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Stories include the official opening of Coinbase Custody, a spat between Hitbtc and John McAfee, the relaunch of the BTCC exchange and Huobi’s postponement of Hadax voting. Also Read: Luxury Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin […]

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$7K Ahead? Bitcoin Charts Appear Constructive Short-Term

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 11:00

$7K Ahead? Bitcoin Charts Appear Constructive Short-Term The bullish falling channel breakout has opened the doors for a stronger rally towards the $7,000 mark.

Bitcoin Price Builds Momentum for Push to $7K

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Builds Momentum for Push to $7K The bullish falling channel breakout has opened the doors for a stronger rally towards the $7,000 mark.

Smartphone Giant Xiaomi Disavows ICO Token Pegged to Its Stock

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 10:15

Smartphone Giant Xiaomi Disavows ICO Token Pegged to Its Stock An initial coin offering is selling a token that claims to be pegged to smartphone maker Xiaomi's stock price in its IPO next week.

Shapeshift CEO Defeats Peter Schiff in Bitcoin Debate

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 09:50

Shapeshift CEO Defeats Peter Schiff in Bitcoin Debate

“Bitcoin, or a similar form of cryptocurrency, will eventually replace governments’ fiat money as the preferred medium of exchange” was the resolution for a rollicking debate between Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees (affirmative) and Euro Pacific Capital Inc CEO Peter Schiff, prominent cryptocurrency skeptic (negative). In a victory for the crypto community at large, Mr. Voorhees […]

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PR: Boomstarter.Network to Democratize Global Startup Funding with Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 09:30

PR: Boomstarter.Network to Democratize Global Startup Funding with Blockchain

Boomstarter.Network, the biggest platform in Eastern Europe generating pre-sales for startups, moves to blockchain to challenge a number of limitations that constrain existing crowdfunding services.

In contrast to many classical crowdfunding platforms, Boomstarter.Network will allow startups from any country to pre-sell their future products. This becomes possible with blockchain technology and digital currencies. Boomstarter.Network will also provide safe cryptocurrency mining tools, so that anyone can mine and use the digital currency to buy products and services that startups offer on the platform.

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Korea's Oldest Mileage Program May Convert Cash Points to Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 09:00

Korea's Oldest Mileage Program May Convert Cash Points to Cryptos The company behind OK Cashbag, the oldest mileage point program in South Korea, is mulling a plan to convert cash points into cryptocurrency.

Korea's Oldest Mileage Program May Convert Cash Points to Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 09:00

Korea's Oldest Mileage Program May Convert Cash Points to Crypto The company behind OK Cashbag, the oldest mileage point program in South Korea, is mulling a plan to convert cash points into cryptocurrency.

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 08:00

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain London's Blockchain Summit heard banks weigh the possible savings blockchain could bring to global trade – as well as noting the pain points.

Withdrawals Delayed – Bitflyer Scanning for Yakuza Customers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 07:15

Withdrawals Delayed – Bitflyer Scanning for Yakuza Customers

Bitflyer has been delaying deposits and withdrawals of virtual currency in the midst of ongoing KYC verifications. The company received business improvement orders from the Japanese financial watchdog in June as a result of insufficient measures against money laundering. Bitflyer reportedly has delayed resuming business as it is thoroughly verifying its clients’ identities. Bitflyer also […]

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European Banks Complete First Live Blockchain Financial Trades

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 05:00

European Banks Complete First Live Blockchain Financial Trades We.trade, the blockchain-based financial trade platform jointly developed by nine European banks, has completed first live cross-border transactions.

Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 05:00

Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform We.trade, the blockchain-based financial trade platform jointly developed by nine European banks, has completed first live cross-border transactions.

Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 05:00

Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain We.trade, the blockchain-based financial trade platform jointly developed by nine European banks, has completed first live cross-border transactions.

Japan Gives Jail Sentence to Crypto Miner in a Remote Mining Case

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 04:15

Japan Gives Jail Sentence to Crypto Miner in a Remote Mining Case

A Japanese district court has, for the first time, sentenced a man to prison in a remote crypto mining case. The case follows the arrests of Coinhive users by the police in 10 prefectures. However, this case is different from previously discussed cases of mining cryptocurrencies using website visitors’ computers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Tether on Strings? Crypto Debates Fresh Round of Manipulation Claims

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 04:00

Tether on Strings? Crypto Debates Fresh Round of Manipulation Claims An investigative Bloomberg article raising concerns about market manipulation of tether on the Kraken exchange has sparked a social media firestorm.

Voorhees vs Schiff: Bull Meets Bear at NY Bitcoin Debate

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 03. 02:00

Voorhees vs Schiff: Bull Meets Bear at NY Bitcoin Debate Bitcoin will eventually come to replace government-backed fiat currencies, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees argued at a debate Monday.

Meet the Liberty Advisor Helping the Crypto-Rich Avoid Capital Gains

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 03. 01:20

Meet the Liberty Advisor Helping the Crypto-Rich Avoid Capital Gains

Since the incredible bull run last year, early adopters, and even people who invested in cryptocurrencies back in January 2017, have made an incredible amount of financial gains. In the U.S. some people who want to cash out a good chunk of money realize they’ll end up paying the taxman (IRS) a lot of money […]

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Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 23:20

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

Japanese internet giant GMO has launched a new, upgraded model of its bitcoin miner equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The previous model was sold out. The new model can achieve a higher hash rate and has a “hash power optimization function.” It is for sale at the same price as the previous model. Also […]

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Satoshi or Faketoshi? Analysts Assess Crypto’s Latest Messiah

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 21:20

Satoshi or Faketoshi? Analysts Assess Crypto’s Latest Messiah

Stylometry is the study of linguistic style, generally with a view to identifying its author. In the absence of any other meaningful metrics, it’s become the primary means of analyzing the veracity of new writings purporting to be the work of Satoshi Nakamoto. Last week, armchair stylometrists were given a trove of material to sift […]

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Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a 'Success'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 21:05

Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a 'Success' Zug, home of the "Crypto Valley" in Switzerland, has successfully completed its first test of a blockchain-based voting system.

UK Food Watchdog Trials Blockchain for Meat Inspection

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 20:00

UK Food Watchdog Trials Blockchain for Meat Inspection The U.K.'s food watchdog announced its success in a pilot project tracking and monitoring data about meat on the blockchain.

Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin Purchases

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 19:20

Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin Purchases

Bitcoin whales and long term holders are always looking for places they can spend their cryptocurrency without having to touch fiat. Fancy allows just that, with a huge catalog of luxury shoes, high-end gadgets and much more. The site now accepts both BTC and BCH, and offers a special discount for crypto shoppers. Also Read: […]

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Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Charts Show This Rally Could Be Different

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 18:30

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Charts Show This Rally Could Be Different Bitcoin has teased the bulls several times over the past few weeks, but the charts suggest today's rally might hold more weight.

SEC Charges Two In Illicit UBI Blockchain Stock Sale

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 17:55

SEC Charges Two In Illicit UBI Blockchain Stock Sale The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Nevada residents with illegally profiting off stock sales of a self-described blockchain firm.

Gaming PC That Mines While Idling Hits Market in Russia

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 17:20

Gaming PC That Mines While Idling Hits Market in Russia

A hybrid computer, designed to please both gamers and miners, is now selling in Russia. The company offering the new PC promises a quarter ether of monthly income for gaming enthusiasts who would like to mine when their expensive configuration is idling. The premiere coincides with reports of new negative forecasts for hardware manufacturers.  Also […]

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The Russian Military Is Building a Blockchain Research Lab

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 17:05

The Russian Military Is Building a Blockchain Research Lab The Russian Ministry of Defense is launching a blockchain research lab to examine how to combat cybersecurity threats.

Preparations for the Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Day Begin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 16:20

Preparations for the Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Day Begin

Last week news.Bitcoin.com reported on a community-driven Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network stress test, where a group that runs a website called ‘BCH Stress Test Day’ plans to process millions of minimum fee transactions all at once in one day. Furthermore, the team of developers working on the project wants everyone in the BCH community to […]

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For Litecoin's Price, This Week's Close Could Be Pivotal

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 15:25

For Litecoin's Price, This Week's Close Could Be Pivotal Litecoin's close this week will likely set the tone for the next major move in prices, the technical studies indicate.

Markets Update: Coinex Dominates Volume Rankings As Markets Rally to $6,600

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 15:20

Markets Update: Coinex Dominates Volume Rankings As Markets Rally to $6,600

The bitcoin markets have rallied after having produced 48 hours of steady consolidation following the recent bounce off support at approximately $5,800. Looking at the 24-hour volume rankings, Coinex has suddenly emerged as a strong market leader, claiming to have hosted $1.5 billion in trade in single day – over $1 billion of which purportedly […]

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Coinbase's New Custody Service Is Now Live

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 14:30

Coinbase's New Custody Service Is Now Live Having accepted its first deposit last week, Coinbase Custody is officially "open for business," the exchange said Monday.

Indian Crypto Exchanges Launching P2P Trading Services – Bypassing RBI Ban

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 13:20

Indian Crypto Exchanges Launching P2P Trading Services – Bypassing RBI Ban

With the impending banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India, cryptocurrency exchanges in the country are scrambling to find banking alternatives. Two Indian exchanges have announced that they are launching P2P crypto trading services which will allow traders to buy and sell crypto legally even after the central bank’s ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 13:00

Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch With a new cryptocurrency law taking effect soon, a group of traditional securities firms in Thailand plans to jointly launch an exchange.

It's Too Soon for On-Chain Governance

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 12:00

It's Too Soon for On-Chain Governance The EOS governance disaster offers a strong reminder of how entrenched human mistrust can be difficult to overcome.

Report Reveals Phishing Trends Using Japanese Language for the First Time

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 11:20

Report Reveals Phishing Trends Using Japanese Language for the First Time

Reports have confirmed that Japan has been targeted by cybercriminals using phishing, or illegal acquisition of personal information, to steal cryptocurrencies by sending fake emails to crypto exchange users. Fake emails sent in Japanese language reportedly rose to at least 1,500 by last autumn. Also Read: How Michael Richo Stole Bitcoins via Imposter Exchange Sites and […]

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Report Reveals First Crypto Phishing Trends in Japanese Language

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 11:20

Report Reveals First Crypto Phishing Trends in Japanese Language

Reports have confirmed that Japan has been targeted by cybercriminals using phishing, or illegal acquisition of personal information, to steal cryptocurrencies by sending fake emails to crypto exchange users. Fake emails sent in Japanese language reportedly rose to at least 1,500 by last autumn. Also Read: How Michael Richo Stole Bitcoins via Imposter Exchange Sites and […]

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Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Says Bitcoin Book in the Works

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 11:10

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Says Bitcoin Book in the Works An individual claiming to be bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto has announced they are writing a book about the cryptocurrency and its history.

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Says Bitcoin Book in the Works

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 11:10

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Says Bitcoin Book in the Works An individual claiming to be bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto has announced they are writing a book about the cryptocurrency and its history.

Back Above $6K: Bitcoin's Bull Reversal Is a Work in Progress

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 10:00

Back Above $6K: Bitcoin's Bull Reversal Is a Work in Progress Having bounced back over the weekend, bitcoin needs to clear the falling channel resistance before claiming a short-term bullish reversal.

The Daily: Fake Trezor Website, Floods Take Out Mines, and New Crypto Investments

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 09:20

The Daily: Fake Trezor Website, Floods Take Out Mines, and New Crypto Investments

Among the stories from around the cryptosphere featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are a fake Trezor wallet website and floods in China that reportedly took out enough mining farms to make a dent in the global hash rate, as well as a couple of new investments in the field. Also Read: Cryptojacking […]

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Huobi's New Voting Rules Anger Crypto Fund 'Supernodes'

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 09:10

Huobi's New Voting Rules Anger Crypto Fund 'Supernodes' Huobi has set new rules for selecting new tokens on its HADAX exchange, a move that offended several crypto funds and led to a boycott.

Charts: SEC Data Shows Token Filing Figures Just Keep Rising

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 08:00

Charts: SEC Data Shows Token Filing Figures Just Keep Rising Since SAFT came into to use last year, the number of companies reporting to the SEC to work in this framework has increased, CoinDesk finds.

Kraken Goes Savage Against Tether Manipulation Allegations

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 06:20

Kraken Goes Savage Against Tether Manipulation Allegations

Following a Bloomberg News expose, alleging market manipulation of controversial alternative token Tether (USDT) on its exchange, Kraken fires off a savage blog post mocking journalists and defending their business’ integrity. Also read: Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange Kraken Goes Savage On Bloomberg On Tether: Journalists Defy Logic, Raising Red Flags […]

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BTCC Relaunches Exchange Business With Plan for Own Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 06:00

BTCC Relaunches Exchange Business With Plan for Own Token One of the longest-running crypto exchanges is relaunching its trading service nearly a year after China's regulatory clampdown.

BTCC Relaunches Crypto Exchange With Plan for Own Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 06:00

BTCC Relaunches Crypto Exchange With Plan for Own Token One of the longest-running crypto exchanges is relaunching its trading service nearly a year after China's regulatory clampdown.

Crypto Startups Don't Need Sandboxes, They Need Greenhouses

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 04:00

Crypto Startups Don't Need Sandboxes, They Need Greenhouses "Sandbox" is a bad term to describe these regulatory programs, under which financial technology solutions can be safely seeded, fed, and controlled.

Canadian Securities Commission: Over Half a Million Ontarians Currently Holding Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 03:20

Canadian Securities Commission: Over Half a Million Ontarians Currently Holding Crypto

A study by the Ontario Securities Commission reveals that over half a million people, 5 percent of Ontario residents, currently own cryptocurrencies. The report also shows how they invest, how many owned crypto in the past but not anymore, and details of those investing in tokens. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 5% of […]

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'Secret Contracts' Developer Engima Launches Test Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 02:00

'Secret Contracts' Developer Engima Launches Test Blockchain A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing. 

‘Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals Can Co-Exist,’ Explains Ron Paul

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 02. 01:20

‘Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals Can Co-Exist,’ Explains Ron Paul

Just recently the notorious libertarian and Austrian economist, Ron Paul, released a paper that discusses the world’s issues with central economic planning. In the report, Paul goes into vast detail on how precious metals and cryptocurrencies can co-exist in order to prevent current market monopolies from “rigging the economy.” Also Read: US Authorities Seize Over […]

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F1 Champ Alonso Adopts KodakCoin Platform for Image Protection

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 02. 00:00

F1 Champ Alonso Adopts KodakCoin Platform for Image Protection Fernando Alonso, the world's top Formula One racing driver, is tapping a blockchain-secured platform to safeguard his image rights.

Segregated Witness Removes One of Bitcoin’s Data Integrity Checks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 23:20

Segregated Witness Removes One of Bitcoin’s Data Integrity Checks

The following opinion piece on Segregated Witness was written by Jonald Fyookball In 2017, Dr. Peter Rizun noted that Segregated Witness (Segwit) changes the very definition of a Bitcoin as per the whitepaper: “We define an electronic coin as a chain of digital signatures.” In this article, I would like to expand on that topic […]

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Cryptojacking Rises as Ransomware Declines, Cyber Security Researchers Find

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 21:20

Cryptojacking Rises as Ransomware Declines, Cyber Security Researchers Find

Two of the leading international cyber security firms, one from Russia and one from the USA, have both published their finds at the end of June showing an increase in the malware threats market share of cryptojacking at the expense of ransomware. Also Read: Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Embraces Zero Confirmation Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 19:20

Bitcoin Cash Community Embraces Zero Confirmation Transactions

Over the past few weeks, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has been discussing the subject of merchants accepting zero confirmation BCH transactions. Lots of BCH merchants have been accepting zero confirms lately as well, making the discussion topical again as it was a few years ago. Also read: Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain […]

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Philippines’ Economic Zone Creating Crypto Regulations, Licensing 25 Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 17:20

Philippines’ Economic Zone Creating Crypto Regulations, Licensing 25 Exchanges

The authority of the Filipino government-owned economic zone is drafting regulations for cryptocurrencies and planning to limit the number of licenses it issues to 25. Other rules include the requirement for each crypto exchange to invest at least US$1 million within 2 years. The authority has reportedly received about 60 applications from crypto companies so […]

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European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 15:25

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market

It appears that there is an international crackdown on darknet marketplaces trading cryptocurrencies for recreational drugs. Soon after American undercover agents exposed dozens of vendors, European forces conducted what Europol calls “Europe’s biggest ever LSD bust.” Also Read: US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown “Europe’s Biggest Ever LSD Bust” The […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Expanding Exchanges, New Crypto Fund, Patent, and Laws

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 13:20

This Week in Bitcoin: Expanding Exchanges, New Crypto Fund, Patent, and Laws

In this week’s editions of Bitcoin in Brief we’ve covered a number of interesting developments in the crypto space. Several prominent exchanges have announced plans to increase their presence in new markets and locations, while a newly launched platform aims to rate them according to their liquidity, security, and volume. The weekly roundup also mentions […]

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Bitcoin's Unknown 'Kings': The Magazine Mystery That's Got Crypto Guessing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 01. 11:30

Bitcoin's Unknown 'Kings': The Magazine Mystery That's Got Crypto Guessing A recent magazine cover attracted international commentary. After all, it isn't every day that relative unknowns are touted as "Bitcoin Kings."

Mainstream Media Believes Satoshi Nakamoto is Back

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 11:10

Mainstream Media Believes Satoshi Nakamoto is Back

Should Satoshi Nakamoto ever return, it would probably be bad for bitcoin but great for clicks. The mainstream media (MSM) would have a field day, just as they did when they “identified” Craig Wright as bitcoin’s creator. The search for Satoshi and quest for clickbait intensified this week after Bloomberg asserted that bitcoin’s founder is […]

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Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 10:40

Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange

This summer, over 50,000 trades on popular crypto exchange Kraken, concerning the very controversial alternative coin tether (USDT), were analyzed by journalists, an academic, and a former US Federal Reserve regulator. They describe activity monitored as highly unusual in that larger orders of tether failed “to sway prices much.” Red flags were raised due to […]

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EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies 'Unlikely' to Challenge Central Banks

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 01. 09:30

EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies 'Unlikely' to Challenge Central Banks Cryptocurrencies are "unlikely" to shake up the dominance of central banks and sovereign currencies, the EU's newest report says.

What Does Crypto Care if Zooko Is a Millionaire?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 01. 08:45

What Does Crypto Care if Zooko Is a Millionaire? The creator of zcash has prompted controversy after revealing details about his salary at a conference focused on the privacy-centric blockchain tech.

Major Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Shares What to Expect When RBI Ban Begins

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 08:38

Major Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Shares What to Expect When RBI Ban Begins

The banking ban by India’s central bank is set to begin on July 5. One of the largest crypto exchanges in the country, Unocoin, is working on banking alternatives. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with the exchange’s CEO about what to expect when the ban begins, trader sentiment, and possible ways to bypass the ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Crypto Regulatory Framework

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 01:05

Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Crypto Regulatory Framework

The financial authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency activities following the completion of a public consultation. The market’s financial watchdog has also published a guideline explaining how crypto asset activities are now regulated. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Regulatory Framework Launched Abu Dhabi […]

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Regulatory Framework for Crypto Activities

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 01. 00:55

Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Regulatory Framework for Crypto Activities

The financial authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency activities following the completion of a public consultation. The market’s financial watchdog has also published a guideline explaining how crypto asset activities are now regulated. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Regulatory Framework Launched Abu Dhabi […]

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