Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 23:00

Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

Paul Krugman, the famed economist who’s made a career out of being wrong about things, is wrong again. That in itself is no more surprising than the fact that his latest op-ed takes aim at his favorite bête noire – bitcoin. The surprising part is that Krugman has resorted to the same hackneyed arguments he […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year Later

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 22:05

Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year Later

Today is the one-year anniversary of the ‘Bitcoin Independence Day’ that took place on August 1 2017. Since that day the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have had a very productive year as the decentralized cryptocurrency has celebrated a ton of milestones including successful network upgrades, massive merchant adoption, and a wide variety of […]

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Stellar Month: July's Top Performing Crypto Asset Saw 40% Gains

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2018. Jul. 31. 21:50

Stellar Month: July's Top Performing Crypto Asset Saw 40% Gains Stellar (XLM) was the best performing cryptocurrency amongst the 25 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization during the month of July.

Ripple Partners With Madonna to Fundraise for Orphans in Malawi

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2018. Jul. 31. 21:00

Ripple Partners With Madonna to Fundraise for Orphans in Malawi Cryptocurrency payments startup Ripple is partnering with Madonna to raise funds for orphans in the African nation of Malawi.

Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a Threat

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2018. Jul. 31. 20:15

Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a Threat

The majority of crypto exchanges want to see the industry regulated, although many consider excessive regulation to be the biggest threat, according to a new study. A third of the platforms in the poll also fear a market crash that could suddenly devalue digital assets. A fifth of the exchanges dislike anonymity.     Also read: Huobi […]

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Korean Officials Probe Shipwreck ICO for Possible Fraud

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2018. Jul. 31. 19:20

Korean Officials Probe Shipwreck ICO for Possible Fraud Korean police are investigating a cryptocurrency startup claiming to be selling treasure from a sunken ship, the Korea Joongang Daily reported.

75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

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2018. Jul. 31. 18:45

75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

A recently conducted study has reportedly found that 75% of millennials would be more likely to date someone who possesses knowledge about cryptocurrencies. The survey comes amid apparently increasing fascination with millenials’ views regarding cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Kim Kardashian Receives Her First Bitcoin Surveys Probe Millennials’ Views on Crypto An increasing number of companies have published […]

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US Lawmakers Seek Blockchain Solution in Fight Against Fungal Disease

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2018. Jul. 31. 18:15

US Lawmakers Seek Blockchain Solution in Fight Against Fungal Disease A group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed the creation of a blockchain pilot as part of a wider effort to combat infectious fungal diseases.

PR: Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to London

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2018. Jul. 31. 17:30

PR: Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to London

The world’s largest blockchain conference explores the promise of blockchain technology, trends and investments.

Keynote is excited to announce the program agenda for their next endeavour, the world’s largest two-day blockchain coming to London this September. The conference will feature a star-studded lineup of over 100 world class presenters including a special fireside chat with influencers who have been part of some of the largest ICOs to date. The focus is on blockchain technology; specifically investments, successful past and future ICOs within the industry, legal implications and regulations, and how decentralization is disrupting the banking industry.

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Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on 50 Cryptocurrencies From Cryptocompare

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 17:16

Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on 50 Cryptocurrencies From Cryptocompare

Institutional financial traders are about to receive access to new data feeds on fifty cryptocurrencies supplied by Cryptocompare. These will be added to Eikon, Thomson Reuters’ flagship financial information platform which was launched back in 2010. Also Read: Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All Increasing Demand for Crypto Coverage […]

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Ripple Taps Bill Clinton to Give Keynote at Upcoming Conference

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2018. Jul. 31. 16:55

Ripple Taps Bill Clinton to Give Keynote at Upcoming Conference Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will headline Ripple's Swell conference later this year, the cryptocurrency payments startup announced Tuesday.

Binance Acquires Anonymous Mobile Wallet for Ethereum Tokens

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2018. Jul. 31. 15:55

Binance Acquires Anonymous Mobile Wallet for Ethereum Tokens Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired the open-source and anonymous mobile ethereum wallet Trust Wallet, it was announced Tuesday. 

Regulations Round-Up: Holland Targets Electricity Theft, MI Republican Wants More Oversight

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 15:35

Regulations Round-Up: Holland Targets Electricity Theft, MI Republican Wants More Oversight

In recent regulatory news, Dutch police have reported an increase in electricity fraud associated with crypto mining, a Michigan Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee has urged Congress to make the development of clear guidelines overseeing the cryptocurrency industry a top priority, and digital currency advocacy group, Chamber of Digital Commerce, has published […]

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Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations

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2018. Jul. 31. 15:00

Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations Video game marketplace Steam removed an alleged crypto miner from its platform Monday amid user complaints.

Bitprim Launches Keoken — A Token and Smart Contract Platform for BCH

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 14:15

Bitprim Launches Keoken — A Token and Smart Contract Platform for BCH

Over the past few months, many Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have been discussing ideas such as representative tokens and smart contracts powered by the BCH network. Further, a few well-known organizations like Bitmain, Cryptonize.it and other BCH developers have introduced their own tokenization ideas. Now the firm Bitprim has announced the launch of a new […]

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Bitcoin Price Hits One-Week Low In Drop Below $8K

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2018. Jul. 31. 14:14

Bitcoin Price Hits One-Week Low In Drop Below $8K The price of bitcoin fell below $8,000 for the fourth time in seven days as the cryptocurrency's value sank to its lowest level since July 23rd.

China's Government Censorship Agency Is Hiring a Crypto Expert

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2018. Jul. 31. 13:30

China's Government Censorship Agency Is Hiring a Crypto Expert A high-level government media censor in China wants to hire a cryptographer with expertise in blockchain technology.

Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Planning Several Trading Restrictions: Report

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 12:45

Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Planning Several Trading Restrictions: Report

The association of 16 government-approved bitcoin exchanges is reportedly working on imposing a number of trading restrictions. Jiji Press reported that there is a plan to impose trading limits for all users and additional restrictions for minors and the elderly. This follows recent reports of the association introducing margin trading limits as part of its […]

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Thomson Reuters Is Adding 50 Crypto Assets to Finance Data Feed

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2018. Jul. 31. 12:10

Thomson Reuters Is Adding 50 Crypto Assets to Finance Data Feed Thomson Reuters will soon track 50 crypto assets on one of its desktop finance feeds, thanks to a new deal with market data aggregator CryptoCompare.

The Daily: Bitcoin Sceptics, Bitmain Gets Richer, Twitter Bots Subside

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 11:15

The Daily: Bitcoin Sceptics, Bitmain Gets Richer, Twitter Bots Subside

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief it seems that Twitter is starting to get a grip on the impersonator bots that have dogged the platform all year. We’ve also got news of a crypto meetup that’s only for sceptics, and it turns out that Bitmain is even richer than anyone thought. Also read: Bitcoin ETF […]

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Bitcoin's Price Moves Below $8K as Bull Case Weakens

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2018. Jul. 31. 10:59

Bitcoin's Price Moves Below $8K as Bull Case Weakens Bitcoin's price faces the risk of a deeper drop as an extended period of low volatility action has ended up making way for a downside move.

National Football League Union Partners With Blockchain Startup

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2018. Jul. 31. 10:00

National Football League Union Partners With Blockchain Startup The National Football League Player's Association is partnering with a blockchain startup to help its athletes license products in return for tokens.

NFL Players Union Strikes Deal to Help Athletes Earn Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 31. 10:00

NFL Players Union Strikes Deal to Help Athletes Earn Crypto The National Football League Player's Association is partnering with a blockchain startup to help its athletes license products in return for tokens.

Coinbase Taps Regulation Veteran for First-Ever Crypto Compliance Chief

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2018. Jul. 31. 09:59

Coinbase Taps Regulation Veteran for First-Ever Crypto Compliance Chief Coinbase has announced the appointment of its first-ever chief compliance officer as it moves to become a licensed broker-dealer.

Coinbase Taps Regulation Veteran for Crypto Compliance Chief

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 31. 09:59

Coinbase Taps Regulation Veteran for Crypto Compliance Chief Coinbase has announced the appointment of its latest chief compliance officer as it moves to become a licensed broker-dealer.

Kim Kardashian Receives Her First Physical Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 09:50

Kim Kardashian Receives Her First Physical Bitcoin

Social media personality and global superstar Kim Kardashian West was given her first bitcoin – in physical form. The entertainment mogul promptly featured her new asset for all the world to see, much to the excitement and amusement of the cryptocurrency community. Also read: Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public Protest Kim Kardashian West Given […]

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Another US County Hits Pause on Crypto Mining Power Requests

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2018. Jul. 31. 09:00

Another US County Hits Pause on Crypto Mining Power Requests Franklin, Washington State, is the latest U.S. county to have suspended new utility applications from crypto mining farms over spiking power demands.

BBVA Can't Hold Cryptocurrency – And That's a Problem

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2018. Jul. 31. 08:00

BBVA Can't Hold Cryptocurrency – And That's a Problem The bank wants to use ethereum as a notary, but regulators discourage holding even the tiny bit of ether needed to put data on the public blockchain.

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 07:45

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

About four days ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on a dispute concerning the removal of the owner of Bitcoin.org, an anonymous figure known as ‘Cobra.’ At the time a Github contributor opened an issue on the website’s repository, saying that Cobra had become untrustworthy for showing support towards the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Then the CEO of […]

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Chinese Banking Giant Trials Blockchain to Issue Land-Backed Loans

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2018. Jul. 31. 06:00

Chinese Banking Giant Trials Blockchain to Issue Land-Backed Loans One of the "Big Four" commercial banks in China has completed the issuance of a loan worth of $300,000 using a blockchain system. 

Banking Giant Trials Blockchain for Issuance of Land-Backed Loans

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2018. Jul. 31. 06:00

Banking Giant Trials Blockchain for Issuance of Land-Backed Loans One of the "Big Four" commercial banks in China has completed the issuance of a loan worth $300,000 using a blockchain system. 

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes – 17 Firms Paid in Full

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2018. Jul. 31. 05:45

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes – 17 Firms Paid in Full

The Philippines government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is in the process of issuing more crypto licenses. Interest for the license by offshore companies “surpassed all our expectations,” Ceza administrator said. Seventeen firms have already paid in full; 19 more are in the pipeline. Ceza expects to earn about $68 million from crypto licensing. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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HTC ‘Exodus’ Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise Project

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 04:15

HTC ‘Exodus’ Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise Project

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin (LTC), has been announced as an adviser to the development of HTC’s “Exodus” blockchain phone following Mr. Lee’s recent tweet that stated he had met with the HTC team and that the Exodus phone will natively support LTC. Also Read: Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency […]

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Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto)

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2018. Jul. 31. 03:30

Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto) The first developer to code alongside Satoshi couldn't stay away from crypto for long. He's now helping to launch a new token.

Exchanges Round-Up: Dcex Uses XRP as Base Currency, Blocktrade Enters Beta

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 02:45

Exchanges Round-Up: Dcex Uses XRP as Base Currency, Blocktrade Enters Beta

In recent news regarding bitcoin exchanges, Dcex has launched a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange that will use XRP as its base currency, ESMA regulated exchange, Blocktrade, has opened for beta testing, and Coinfield has announced a partnership with fee-free trading app Moongo. Also Read:Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All  Dcex […]

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AlphaPoint Helps Launch XRP-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange

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2018. Jul. 31. 02:00

AlphaPoint Helps Launch XRP-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptocurrency services firm AlphaPoint is powering a new decentralized exchange, the company announced Monday. 

Gaining Admission to ICOs is Literally a Lottery

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 31. 01:15

Gaining Admission to ICOs is Literally a Lottery

It’s no secret that public tokensales are on the decline. The trend, which has been accelerating all year, has seen the bulk of the action transition to private and pre-sale rounds, leaving the public to fight over the scraps. To compound the woes of retail investors, gamification has made entry into the most coveted ICOs […]

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Mining Round-Up: Steam Game Allegedly Cryptojacks Users, Mining Could be “New Oil” for Kazakhstan

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 23:45

Mining Round-Up: Steam Game Allegedly Cryptojacks Users, Mining Could be “New Oil” for Kazakhstan

In recent mining news, indie Steam game, Abstractism, has been accused of installing malicious software on its users’ devices to mine XMR; the vice president of the Blockchain and Crypto Technology Association of Kazakhstan has advocated that the country’s administration seeks to foster the local mining industry; and the commissioners of the Franklin Public Utility […]

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Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public Protest

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 22:15

Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public Protest

Smarting from its bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) denial by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Van Eck is pushing back in a formal letter of protest. A public response published on the SEC’s site methodically addresses each concern the regulator used in its rejection: valuation, liquidity, custody, arbitrage, and manipulation. Also read: […]

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Gallup Poll: 75% of US Investors Think Bitcoin Is 'Very Risky'

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2018. Jul. 30. 21:10

Gallup Poll: 75% of US Investors Think Bitcoin Is 'Very Risky' Three-quarters of U.S. investors think bitcoin is too risky to invest in, a new poll by Gallup and Wells Fargo showed Monday.

Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin Predecessor

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 20:45

Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin Predecessor

Archaeologists are arguing that a pre-modern stone money used by Micronesian islanders resembles a precursor to bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. Also Read: Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments Archaeologists Highlight Similarities Between Micronesian Stone Money and Bitcoin Scott Fitzpatrick, an archaeologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, has argued that […]

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Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Will Start Trading on a Stock Exchange This Week

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2018. Jul. 30. 19:25

Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Will Start Trading on a Stock Exchange This Week Cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital will begin trading on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange this week.

Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 19:15

Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency

Gibraltar just scored a major unexpected goal in the great tournament to be known as the most Bitcoin-friendly jurisdiction in Europe. A local football team made international sports headlines for deciding to pay its players with cryptocurrency. Also Read: Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All Gibraltar United to Pay […]

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July 2018 Volume Rankings Report: BTC Extends Dominance

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2018. Jul. 30. 17:40

July 2018 Volume Rankings Report: BTC Extends Dominance

During July, the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets have produced stagnant or declining volume month-over-month. BTC, USDT, and DASH were the sole top ten markets able to buck the trend, with BTC’s trade volume notably increasing by 4.6%. Also Read: Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners BTC Extends Lead Relative […]

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PR: Dstoq Releases MVP of Fully Licensed, Decentralized Stock Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 17:30

PR: Dstoq Releases MVP of Fully Licensed, Decentralized Stock Exchange

DSTOQ, a decentralized stock exchange for trading security tokens, has launched their MVP. The first version of the DSTOQ platform, which enables investments in real-world assets using cryptocurrency, runs on the Stellar Blockchain test-net. The product demonstrates a paradigm shift in security token trading, with trade execution and settlement times between 2-5 seconds.

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HTC Says Its Crypto-Friendly Smartphone Will Support Litecoin

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2018. Jul. 30. 17:16

HTC Says Its Crypto-Friendly Smartphone Will Support Litecoin Litecoin creator Charlie Lee revealed Monday he will serve as an advisor to HTC's Exodus, the blockchain-powered smartphone.

Crypto Mining CEO Said to Disappear With $35 Million In Funds

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2018. Jul. 30. 16:15

Crypto Mining CEO Said to Disappear With $35 Million In Funds Crypto mining firm Sky Mining's CEO Le Minh Tam has reportedly stolen $35 million from investors and fled to America.

A Look at What It Was Like to Operate the Lightning Network’s Largest Node

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 15:40

A Look at What It Was Like to Operate the Lightning Network’s Largest Node

About two weeks ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on one guy who controlled the Lightning Network’s (LN) biggest node when he commanded 49 percent of the total funds held within the network. Since then, Andreas Brekken, the owner of the blockchain review website Shitcoin.com, wrote four reviews about his node that held 35.24 BTC and his daily […]

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Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 13:05

Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All

It seems that whenever members of the legacy financial establishment talk about Bitcoin these days its only to bash it in comparison to ‘Blockchain’, claiming that they can usurp the technology while ditching the cryptocurrency. However, when given a chance to actually use a blockchain-based product, the banks are also reluctant to do so. Also […]

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Dubai Plans to 'Disrupt' Its Own Legal System with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 13:00

Dubai Plans to 'Disrupt' Its Own Legal System with Blockchain Dubai is planning to develop what it calls a "Court of the Blockchain" as part of a wider push for smart government operations.

Draper Dragon Backs $20 Million Raise for Alibaba Vets' Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 12:00

Draper Dragon Backs $20 Million Raise for Alibaba Vets' Blockchain Startup A public blockchain project founded by former members of Alibaba's blockchain arm has raised over $20 million in a combined token and equity sale.

A Blueprint for Reforming the Crypto Token Market

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 11:00

A Blueprint for Reforming the Crypto Token Market The Token Alliance, a Chamber of Digital Commerce initiative, has laid out guidelines for how token sponsors and regulators can meet in the middle.

Bitcoin's Price Needs Move Above $8,350 to Regain Bull Bias

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 11:00

Bitcoin's Price Needs Move Above $8,350 to Regain Bull Bias Bitcoin bulls could make a strong comeback if prices find acceptance above the key resistance at $8,300.

The Daily: Secret Nasdaq Meeting, SALT Takeover Offer, Vitalik Wants More Cards

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 10:45

The Daily: Secret Nasdaq Meeting, SALT Takeover Offer, Vitalik Wants More Cards

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a secret meeting at Nasdaq, a takeover bid for crypto-as-collateral loan platform SALT, Vitalik Buterin’s thoughts on the importance of enabling small retail transactions, and why Chinese investors come to Israel to find blockchain startups. Also Read: Largest Cannabis Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments […]

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Blockstack's First Business App Wants to Help Employees Earn More Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 10:00

Blockstack's First Business App Wants to Help Employees Earn More Crypto Misthos' new multi-signature bitcoin wallet for businesses aims to empower workers and democratize the setting of wages.

PR: OpenLedger Launches Rebranding

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 09:30

PR: OpenLedger Launches Rebranding

OpenLedger ApS, a company behind OpenLedger DEX and a blockchain solutions vendor, announced the launch of the company’s rebranding.

Why rebrand OpenLedger

The former OpenLedger design and numerous online assets became unfit for the reshaped company image, as well as the evolving products and services it is offering. That is why, the OpenLedger team initiated the process of rebranding, which covered virtually every part of its online presence.

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Korean Government Seeks to Strip Tax Perks From Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 09:00

Korean Government Seeks to Strip Tax Perks From Crypto Exchanges Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea may soon lose eligibility for tax benefits currently granted to smaller companies and startups.

IBM, Barclays and Citi Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 08:00

IBM, Barclays and Citi Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks Announced Monday, LedgerConnect is the offspring of bank-owned currency trading utility CLS and enterprise software giant IBM.

IBM and FX Giant CLS Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 08:00

IBM and FX Giant CLS Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks Announced Monday, LedgerConnect is the offspring of bank-owned currency trading utility CLS and enterprise software giant IBM.

Analysts: China’s Cryptocurrency Could Be Bigger Than Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 07:30

Analysts: China’s Cryptocurrency Could Be Bigger Than Bitcoin

Experts believe China is far from uninterested in cryptocurrency despite its overt efforts at bans of one kind or another. In fact, it is widely believed the communist government is contemplating its own version of a state backed cryptocurrency. Should that be the case, analysts assume it could potentially be bigger than Bitcoin. Also read: […]

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Commonwealth Bank Claims Success in Global Trade Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 06:00

Commonwealth Bank Claims Success in Global Trade Blockchain Trial Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced the completion of a cross-border shipment that was tracked with blockchain.

Mount Sinai Hospital to Explore Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 30. 04:00

Mount Sinai Hospital to Explore Blockchain Applications The Medical School of the Mount Sinai hospital system announced it will explore the use of blockchain in healthcare on Tuesday.

Largest Movie Theater Chain in Thailand Going Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 02:57

Largest Movie Theater Chain in Thailand Going Crypto

Thailand’s largest movie theater chain, Major Cineplex, is reportedly integrating crypto payments to allow customers to pay for its services and products with cryptocurrency, including movie tickets and popcorn. Thailand recently began regulating crypto businesses. This week, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission started accepting license applications from crypto operators. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Largest Movie Theater Chain in Thailand to Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 02:57

Largest Movie Theater Chain in Thailand to Accept Bitcoin

Thailand’s largest movie theater chain, Major Cineplex, is reportedly integrating crypto payments to allow customers to pay for its services and products with cryptocurrency, including movie tickets and popcorn. Thailand recently began regulating crypto businesses. This week, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission started accepting license applications from crypto operators. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 30. 00:20

Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners

In recent mining news, it has been alleged that the CEO of Vietnam-based Sky Mining has fled the country with $35 million USD in investor funds in his possession. Meanwhile, in the US, Tmgcore has acquired a 100-megawatt data center in Dallas, Texas, and local media have reported that Bitmain will open a mining facility […]

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Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 22:55

Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Before it was turned into an investment asset, the invention of Bitcoin promised to usher in a world where anyone can pay for anything they like without a need for getting prior approval from the powers that be. The demand for uncensorable transactions still exists, and the latest example of this comes from Israel where […]

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Arrington XRP Capital Owns More BTC Than Ripple

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 21:20

Arrington XRP Capital Owns More BTC Than Ripple

During a recent interview with CNBC Crypto Trader’s Ran Neu-Ner, Michael Arrington of Arrington XRP Capital revealed that his fund owns more BTC than XRP, and discussed the company’s decision to denominate in XRP. Also Read: Huobi Informs Users on Decision to Launch P2P Trading in India Arrington XRP Capital’s Exposure to XRP is “3 – […]

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Flow and Cryptomkt Enable Crypto Payments at 5000+ Stores

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 19:30

Flow and Cryptomkt Enable Crypto Payments at 5000+ Stores

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptomkt has partnered with Chilean payment platform Flow to allow customers to pay with three cryptocurrencies at over 5,000 stores. The announcement follows two Chilean courts ruling that banks must reopen the accounts of crypto exchanges they previously closed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 5,000+ Stores Accept Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency […]

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Binance Labs Announces Partnership With Libra Credit

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 17:50

Binance Labs Announces Partnership With Libra Credit

Binance Labs, the investment wing of the leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced that it has invested in Libra Credit – “a decentralized digital asset financial services platform.” The partnership will allow holders of Binance’s native token, Binance Coin (BNB), to use their BNB as collateral for loans in crypto of fiat currency. Also Read: Pantera […]

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Market Caps for Privacy-Centric Currencies Have Dropped Significantly

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 16:50

Market Caps for Privacy-Centric Currencies Have Dropped Significantly

Over the past few years, a few privacy-centric cryptocurrencies have gained both in popularity and value. Many of these coins like monero, dash, pivx, zcash, and more were at one time top ten digital asset contenders as far as market valuation is concerned. Now even though a few of these specific digital assets have dropped […]

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Huobi Informs Users on Decision to Launch P2P Trading in India

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 14:47

Huobi Informs Users on Decision to Launch P2P Trading in India

Following several announcements of plans for global expansion, this week crypto exchange Huobi has reportedly informed Indian users of its intentions to present them with a P2P platform that allows trading in Indian rupee. The email notice published by local media promises zero transaction fees for exchanging BTC, ETH, and USDT. Also read: 3 Million […]

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A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 29. 10:00

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake Even though it's yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.

The Weekly: Musk Bots Blocked, US Crypto Candidate, a Herd of Institutional Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 09:40

The Weekly: Musk Bots Blocked, US Crypto Candidate, a Herd of Institutional Investors

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief, we reported about Twitter blocking ETH scambots mimicking Elon Musk, a US presidential candidate who accepts crypto donations, the expected arrival of a ‘herd of institutional investors’ and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the latest development of the ongoing legal battle […]

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The Weekly: Muskbots Blocked, US Candidate Accepts Bitcoin, Herd of Institutional Investors

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 09:40

The Weekly: Muskbots Blocked, US Candidate Accepts Bitcoin, Herd of Institutional Investors

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief, we reported about Twitter blocking ETH scambots mimicking Elon Musk, a US presidential candidate who accepts crypto donations, the expected arrival of a ‘herd of institutional investors’ and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the latest development of the ongoing legal battle […]

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A Solution to China's Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 29. 09:00

A Solution to China's Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away Could blockchain help China avoid its next vaccine scandal – or at the very least, allow for more conversation about such issues?

Russian Shipwreck and ‘Treasure’ Linked to Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 05:45

Russian Shipwreck and ‘Treasure’ Linked to Crypto Exchange

A South Korean firm claimed to have found the wreck of a Russian warship sunk in 1905 with $130 billion worth of gold on board. The cruiser and its treasure are linked to a crypto exchange and token which the firm reportedly promised to distribute to anyone signing up with the exchange. As the country’s […]

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Rare: Bitcoin Mining Company Cleared of Wrongdoing by Regulator

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 03:45

Rare: Bitcoin Mining Company Cleared of Wrongdoing by Regulator

The Securities Commissioner of South Carolina dismissed its previous order of nearly half a year ago against Genesis Mining. It’s rare, and some say this is a first for the state, as the Commissioner hasn’t previously withdrawn such an order. The company plans to resume services in the United States as a result. The case also […]

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Bitflyer Cracks Down on Market Manipulation – Coincheck Eyes August Relaunch

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 02:15

Bitflyer Cracks Down on Market Manipulation – Coincheck Eyes August Relaunch

Japan’s largest crypto exchange, Bitflyer, may freeze accounts caught manipulating prices. Meanwhile, GMO Internet has released quarterly earnings for its crypto exchange subsidiary, currently looking to borrow some BTC from customers. In addition, Coincheck plans to reopen next month after it was hacked earlier this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Libertarian Hotspot the Free Keene Project Bolsters More Crypto-Adoption

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 29. 00:45

Libertarian Hotspot the Free Keene Project Bolsters More Crypto-Adoption

The Free Keene Project, a growing community of libertarians and cryptocurrency proponents, has announced the region now has a dentist, Indian restaurant, hair salon, and vape shop that accept cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip The Free Keene Project Manages to Persuade a Slew of Mom-n-Pop Shops to Accept Cryptocurrencies […]

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The Story of How Bitcoin Was Compromised

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 23:15

The Story of How Bitcoin Was Compromised

Cryptocurrency is to money what the internet is to information. It is a powerful and potent technology, with the power to transform the world. It is an evolutionary tool in the sense that it is already propelling humanity forward. Crypto will help human beings abolish banks, governments, and other organizations with single points of failure. […]

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Deep Web Roundup: BCH Adoption Increases and Dread Rises

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 21:45

Deep Web Roundup: BCH Adoption Increases and Dread Rises

The specter of the deep web looms large over everything bitcoin does. You won’t hear it mentioned by VCs funding blockchain startups, or by options exchanges applying for bitcoin ETFs, but the darknet is the reason we’re all here. A periodic glance into the latest from the deep web provides an insight into the underbelly […]

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Report: 3 Million Brits Invested in Crypto via Exchanges, Few Sought Advice

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 20:15

Report: 3 Million Brits Invested in Crypto via Exchanges, Few Sought Advice

According to a new study, about 3 million British investors have put money into crypto through online trading platforms and only 5 percent of them have been advised by professionals. The survey also found that 2.5 million Brits have casually invested in cryptocurrency without fully understanding it. Also read: Crowd Psychology Driving BTC Prices, Finance […]

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Pantera Capital Reports Lifetime Return of More Than 10,000%

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 18:45

Pantera Capital Reports Lifetime Return of More Than 10,000%

Major cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, has reported a lifetime return of more than 10,000% on its fund. The company has announced the impressive return in celebration of its five-year anniversary. Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip Pantera Reports Fund has Generated 10,000% Return Over 5 Years It has been reported […]

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Remittance Firm Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 16:45

Remittance Firm Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading

In a recent interview, Daumantas Dvilinskas, the founder and chief executive officer of Transfergo, a U.K.-based remittance firm that processes 1 million transactions each year on average, discussed the company’s decision to launch a cryptocurrency trading facility. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining News: Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco, Québec Increases Rates Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading […]

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Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 15:00

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Digital assets, this weekend, have recovered a touch after a temporary price dip that started roughly 48 hours ago but crypto-values have rebounded once again on July 27. This Saturday, all 1600+ digital currencies are seeing slight gains as the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization at the start of the weekend is around $297.9Bn USD, with […]

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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 13:55

The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

US presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the KICKICO project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due […]

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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Bitcoin, Kickico Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 13:55

The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Bitcoin, Kickico Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

US presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the Kickico project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due […]

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Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 28. 11:30

Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating Despite the rejection of a bid for a bitcoin ETF, the crypto market remains confident other proposals will persevere.

Bitcoin Mining News: Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco, Québec Increases Rates

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 10:45

Bitcoin Mining News: Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco, Québec Increases Rates

In recent mining news, Brookstone Partners has announced its intention to build a 900-megawatt wind farm in Dakhla, Morocco, Hydro-Québec has been given permission to charge cryptocurrency miners increased rates, and DMG has begun installing its 85-megawatt substation in Canada. Also Read: Crowd Psychology Driving BTC Prices, Finance Experts Say Brookstone Partners Plans 900 MW Wind […]

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Monero-Style Privacy Is Ready for Ethereum – Who Will Implement It?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 28. 10:40

Monero-Style Privacy Is Ready for Ethereum – Who Will Implement It? A new white paper contends that monero-style privacy can be implemented on ethereum without much work.

PR: Coinloan Opens Platform to Bridge Gap Between Lenders and Borrower

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 09:30

PR: Coinloan Opens Platform to Bridge Gap Between Lenders and Borrower

CoinLoan, an Estonia-based startup, has launched a crypto-to-fiat lending platform where cryptocurrency is used as collateral. From now on, crypto-backed loans are available for users all over the world. On CoinLoan, everyone can become a lender or a borrower, on his or her own terms. The platform’s primary objective is to link counteroffers and ensure the safety of the deal.

“A user-centric approach has always been a priority for us. It makes us unique in comparison with other fintech startups popping up these days. At the moment, CoinLoan offers the most flexible conditions in the lending market. The main advantage of the project is that it is based on the P2P economy. It means anyone can lend or borrow controlling the terms individually.” said Alex Faliushin, Founder & CEO at CoinLoan.

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Giant Bitcoin Merchant Bank Posts Losses Over $130 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 08:45

Giant Bitcoin Merchant Bank Posts Losses Over $130 Million

Galaxy Digital, one of the earliest and largest cryptocurrency merchant banks in the space, founded by billionaire Mike Novogratz, posted first quarter earnings. Published accounts suggest the firm has lost $134 million due to a combination of an extended bear market and the usual course of starting a large company. Many analysts wonder aloud what […]

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South Korean Regulator Presses Lawmakers to Pass Crypto Bill Urgently

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 06:45

South Korean Regulator Presses Lawmakers to Pass Crypto Bill Urgently

South Korea’s top financial regulator has urged lawmakers to pass the country’s first crypto bill quickly, citing the urgent need from rising incidents at crypto exchanges. There are currently several crypto-related laws pending at the National Assembly. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Law Urgently Needed South Korea’s top financial regulator, […]

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Openbazaar Users Can Now Trade 1500 Cryptocurrencies With No KYC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 05:15

Openbazaar Users Can Now Trade 1500 Cryptocurrencies With No KYC

This Friday the decentralized marketplace Openbazaar announced the release of its 2.2.2 version which adds a variety of new features and improvements. One particular feature added to the latest Openbazaar release allows users to trade 1,500+ cryptocurrencies with no fees. Moreover, all the swaps are peer-to-peer trades between two parties with no KYC process.  Also […]

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Research Finds Number of Crypto Funds has Exceeded 300

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 03:45

Research Finds Number of Crypto Funds has Exceeded 300

According to analytics firm Autonomous Next, the number of active crypto funds has reached 312 – a 24% increase from the end of 2017. Also Read: You Can Become a Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda for Less Than 13 BTC Number of Active Crypto Funds Reaches 312 The number of cryptocurrency funds has significantly expanded in […]

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US Gallup Poll Shows Only 2% of American Investors Own Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 02:15

US Gallup Poll Shows Only 2% of American Investors Own Bitcoin

According to a Wells Fargo Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index poll, just 2 percent of Americans surveyed own bitcoin. The poll is based on US adults who have at least $10,000 or more invested in things like mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. The Gallup survey also reveals that 26 percent of the US residents […]

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Crowd Psychology Driving BTC Prices, Finance Experts Say

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 28. 00:45

Crowd Psychology Driving BTC Prices, Finance Experts Say

According to a survey conducted among finance professionals, ‘crowd psychology’ is the main factor determining the movements of bitcoin market prices. More than half of the polled experts shared this opinion. Many of the individuals surveyed also expressed concerns about the issue with crypto custody, saying that the way cryptocurrency is stored now prevents BTC from becoming […]

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Airbnb, Uber Investor Believes “Everybody Should Put Something Into Crypto”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 23:45

Airbnb, Uber Investor Believes “Everybody Should Put Something Into Crypto”

Jeffrey Wernick, an independent investor who claims to have begun purchasing bitcoin as early as 2009, recently advocated that “everybody should put something into crypto.” The investor also criticized the current financial system, describing cryptocurrency investment as sole viable means through which “a typical middle-class person [can] accumulate wealth.” Also Read: Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Rejects Altcoins, Waves DEX Hacked on Launch

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 22:15

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Rejects Altcoins, Waves DEX Hacked on Launch

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, the CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has indicated that the company has no intentions of introducing derivative markets for alternative cryptocurrencies in the near futures; Waves’ decentralized exchange was hacked upon launch; and the founder Pakcoin has attributed Pakistan’s slow rate of cryptocurrency adoption to low literacy […]

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Officials in South Africa Propose VAT-Exemption for Bitcoin Trades

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 20:45

Officials in South Africa Propose VAT-Exemption for Bitcoin Trades

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more prevalent to residents living in South Africa and over the past year bitcoin interest stemming from the region has grown exponentially. Furthermore, just recently the South African Treasury has proposed a few amendments that apply to the country’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and how cryptocurrencies are taxed. According to regional […]

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10,000%: Pantera Reports Massive 5-Year Crypto Investment Return

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 20:36

10,000%: Pantera Reports Massive 5-Year Crypto Investment Return Pantera Capital announced it had seen a lifetime return of more than 10,000 percent in its first five years.

Telegram Launches Passport Service for ICO Verification

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 19:15

Telegram Launches Passport Service for ICO Verification

Messaging service Telegram launched a new crypto-oriented feature on Thursday. Telegram Passport is a “unified authorization method for services that require personal identification”. KYC for ICOs in other words, which the Russian chat platform names as one of its intended use cases for Passport. Documents will be secured by end-to-end encryption, and Telegram has promised […]

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What Volatility? How Facebook's Historic Loss Became Crypto's Gain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 19:00

What Volatility? How Facebook's Historic Loss Became Crypto's Gain Facebook had a bad day in the market this week – and the crypto community quickly pounced.

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Play Store

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 17:45

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Play Store

In the Google’s latest move against virtual currencies, cryptocurrency mining apps have been banned from the Google Play Store. Despite the ban, Google has indicated that it will continue to permit mining apps that mine for cryptocurrency from outside of a device, such as cloud-based mining. Also Read: Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts […]

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PR: Bringing the Blockchain Conference and Luxury Cruising Together – Coinsbank’s 3rd Blockchain Cruise

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 17:30

PR: Bringing the Blockchain Conference and Luxury Cruising Together – Coinsbank’s 3rd Blockchain Cruise

If you thought blockchain events were all skinny men in dark, dusty rooms, think again. Coinsbanks is once more bringing luxury travel and blockchain together on Coinsbank’s third Blockchain Cruise from September 7-11th, 2018. The cruise, which has previously sailed the crystal waters of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, this time takes passengers to the ultimate Old World summer destinations - the vessel departs exciting Barcelona, makes stops in glamorous Monte Carlo and of course, tops it off with a beach party in the destination to end all beach parties, Ibiza, before making its way back to Monte Carlo. Passengers can also rest easy at the height of glamour knowing that Coinsbank has spared no expense and the entire vessel is reserved for the cruise.

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Ethereum Is Testing Code for Its Next Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 17:30

Ethereum Is Testing Code for Its Next Hard Fork Ethereum developers are already implementing code that's set to be activated in Constantinople, the network's next system-wide upgrade.

You Can Become a Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda for Less Than 13 BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 16:15

You Can Become a Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda for Less Than 13 BTC

The parliament of Antigua and Barbuda has amended the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme Act to accept payments in the form of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by way of investment into its National Development Fund having been reduced to a cost of $100,000 USD last year, the price of citizenship […]

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ICO Platform Promises Full Refund Following $7 Million Hack

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 16:00

ICO Platform Promises Full Refund Following $7 Million Hack Initial coin offering support platform KickICO lost $7.7 million in KICK tokens in a hack on Thursday, the company reported. 

New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 15:00

New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries.

BCH PLS: Lil Windex Earns 1 Million Views for “Bitcoin Ca$h” Video

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 14:45

BCH PLS: Lil Windex Earns 1 Million Views for “Bitcoin Ca$h” Video

Canadian rap artist Lil Windex has scored a legitimate, platinum hit with his track “Bitcoin Ca$h”. In only four months since its drop, the video has passed 1,000,000 views on Youtube alone – not counting downloads or streams. His accomplishment is particularly impressive because he managed to succeed in an extended crypto bear market.  Also […]

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Google Bans Crypto Mining Apps from Play Store

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 14:00

Google Bans Crypto Mining Apps from Play Store Google has now joined Apple in banning cryptocurrency mining applications from its mobile app store. 

Indian Government-Appointed Commission Recognizes Crypto as Means of Payment

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 13:15

Indian Government-Appointed Commission Recognizes Crypto as Means of Payment

The law commission established by the order of the Indian government has issued a report recognizing cryptocurrency as a means of payment. This is reportedly the first time that a body appointed by the government admitted cryptocurrencies have value and can be used in transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government-Appointed Body […]

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Crypto Wallet to Replace Private Keys With Encrypted QR Codes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 13:00

Crypto Wallet to Replace Private Keys With Encrypted QR Codes Decentralized crypto wallet SafeWallet is launching a new QR code-based user identification system to replace mnemonic phrases and private keys.

Why Blockchain Is Becoming the 'New Normal' In Enterprise

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 12:00

Why Blockchain Is Becoming the 'New Normal' In Enterprise Markets are decentralized, so they need decentralized software. After years of discussion and planning, blockchain is delivering, writes R3's CTO.

The Daily: Twitter Blocks Bots Mimicking Musk, Coinvault Hackers Sentenced

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 11:25

The Daily: Twitter Blocks Bots Mimicking Musk, Coinvault Hackers Sentenced

In Friday’s edition of The Daily, Twitter has taken measures against crypto scammers imitating the profile of Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and a Dutch court has sentenced the operators of the Coinvault ransomware. Also, crypto has been labeled as ‘junk’ by Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, and Wirex has reported $2 million worth of XRP deposited […]

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Bitcoin Retains Bull Bias Despite Price Drop to Below $8K

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 11:00

Bitcoin Retains Bull Bias Despite Price Drop to Below $8K The bitcoin charts retain a bullish bias today, despite a pullback in prices to a three-day low of $7,848.

Central Bank Crypto Could Bring Economic Gains: Bank of Canada Paper

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 09:30

Central Bank Crypto Could Bring Economic Gains: Bank of Canada Paper Central bank-issued cryptocurrency could bring economic welfare gains for Canada and the U.S., according to a researcher from Canada's central bank. 

Bitcoin Cash Fund to Help Promote Future r/MillionaireMakers Drawings

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 09:15

Bitcoin Cash Fund to Help Promote Future r/MillionaireMakers Drawings

Back in early 2015 a Reddit forum was created called r/millionairemakers which is a subreddit that tries to create a millionaire by getting one million Reddit users to donate $1 each and the forum subscribers give the money to a random person in hopes they can create a millionaire. Now the lottery-style forum is allowing […]

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There's a Bigger Scam Than Anything in Crypto, It's Called KYC/AML

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 08:00

There's a Bigger Scam Than Anything in Crypto, It's Called KYC/AML Anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer practices have cost many billions more than all ICO scams put together – yet, what they have produced?

FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 07:45

FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO

Switzerland’s financial regulator, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has announced that it has launched proceedings against initial coin offering (ICO) issuer, Envion AG. Also Read: Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro Says FINMA Launches Proceeding Against $100 Million ICO A press release published by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory […]

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Japanese Class Action Against Gambling Coin Claims $12m Damages

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 06:15

Japanese Class Action Against Gambling Coin Claims $12m Damages

Withcoin, a virtual currency reportedly designed for casinos, and listed on the Hitbtc exchange around May, is accused of selling coins using a promotional video propagating alleged lies and misleading information. In April 2018, a video promoting Withcoin went viral on the internet, inviting investors to purchase in advance a coin that was going to […]

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$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 06:00

$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out A major Chinese blockchain fund launched in April has denied a report that the local government will withdraw its financial support.

More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Have Related to ICOs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 04:45

More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Have Related to ICOs

Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting company, has published a report finding that more than 6% of the securities class action filings made in 2018 have related to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation 6% of Securities Filings in 2018 Have Related […]

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More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Related to ICOs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 04:45

More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Related to ICOs

Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting company, has published a report finding that more than 6% of the securities class action filings made in 2018 have related to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation 6% of Securities Filings in 2018 Have Related […]

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No, Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 04:00

No, Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore The crypto community is more ideologically diverse than you might think, according to survey results in CoinDesk's Q2 2018 State of Blockchain report.

Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 04:00

Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore The crypto community is more ideologically diverse than you might think, according to survey results in CoinDesk's Q2 2018 State of Blockchain report.

Left, Right and Center: Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 04:00

Left, Right and Center: Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore The crypto community is more ideologically diverse than you might think, according to survey results in CoinDesk's Q2 2018 State of Blockchain report.

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 03:45

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has revealed that trading volume on its bitcoin futures markets nearly doubled during Q2; lawyer Jake Chervinsky has predicted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may postpone its determinations regarding Vaneck’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until March 2019; and Bitmex […]

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Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by SEC: One Commissioner Disagrees Publicly

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 02:30

Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by SEC: One Commissioner Disagrees Publicly

Thursday, July 26 might go down as a severe setback for the prospect of bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For the second time, the same major trust applying for bitcoin ETF approval was rejected by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC Release No. 34-83723, File No. SR-BatsBZX-2016-30 formally denied the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust […]

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Accenture May Use Blockchain to Track the Quality of Shipments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 27. 02:01

Accenture May Use Blockchain to Track the Quality of Shipments Professional consulting giant Accenture Global Solutions may be considering using blockchain technology to streamline shipping logistics.

The Iranian Government Is Preparing to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 01:45

The Iranian Government Is Preparing to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

The government of Iran is preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to state-controlled media reports. The intended purpose of the new Iranian govcoin is to help the country skirt the international financial sanctions meant to cut its access to the global economy. Also Read: The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $100M […]

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Mining Round-Up: AMD GPU Sales Decline, Hut 8 Claims to be Largest Miner in Canada

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 27. 00:15

Mining Round-Up: AMD GPU Sales Decline, Hut 8 Claims to be Largest Miner in Canada

In recent mining news, AMD has reported declining sales of mining hardware during the second quarter of 2018, Hut 8 has claimed to now comprise the largest bitcoin mining company in Canada by operating power following the construction of its second facility, and Chinese authorities have shut down what they have described as “illegal” mining […]

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Dispute Erupts Over the Ownership of Bitcoin.org

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 22:45

Dispute Erupts Over the Ownership of Bitcoin.org

Bitcoin.org, the first bitcoin website ever created, is at the center of a new dispute. Since being established by Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi, long before the world had ever heard of bitcoin, the site has changed hands and roles a number of times, whilst still serving as a primer on bitcoin core. Now, moves […]

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Winklevoss Brothers Bitcoin ETF Rejected By SEC for Second Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 21:33

Winklevoss Brothers Bitcoin ETF Rejected By SEC for Second Time The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again rejected an effort by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to list a bitcoin ETF.

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 21:15

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

In recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]

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South Carolina Ends Cease & Desist Orders Against Crypto Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 20:14

South Carolina Ends Cease & Desist Orders Against Crypto Startups South Carolina's securities regulator has ended cease-and-desist orders against two blockchain startups, public documents revealed Thursday.

Canada Central Bank: Bitcoin Safe From 51% Attack, Double Spending

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 19:45

Canada Central Bank: Bitcoin Safe From 51% Attack, Double Spending

Canada’s Central Bank (BOC) released a working paper this month, Incentive Compatibility on the Blockchain. In it, BOC seems to argue the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is safe from a 51% attack, double spend scenario through the right incentive structure and proof of work (POW). Also read: Coinbase Flexes Muscle, Creates Political Action Committee […]

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Google Yanked MetaMask From the Chrome Store, Left a Phishing Scam Up

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 19:31

Google Yanked MetaMask From the Chrome Store, Left a Phishing Scam Up Scams are an epidemic in the crypto space, and clumsy actions by big tech companies can open up the opportunities, as MetaMask learned recently.

Court Sentences Bitcoin Ransomware Creators to Community Service

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 19:00

Court Sentences Bitcoin Ransomware Creators to Community Service The developers behind the CoinVault and BitCryptor ransomware were sentenced to 240 hours of community service in a Dutch court on Thursday.

Bitcoin Unlimited Merges Graphene Block Propagation Technology

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 18:45

Bitcoin Unlimited Merges Graphene Block Propagation Technology

Over the past week, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have been discussing ideas like pre-consensus and faster block times. Now, on July 25, the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team has announced merging a block propagation concept called ‘Graphene’ into the BU client. Graphene is a technology that is a fraction of the size of current methods […]

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Crypto Bank Galaxy Digital Loses $134 Million in Q1

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 18:05

Crypto Bank Galaxy Digital Loses $134 Million in Q1 Crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital lost $134 million in the first quarter of 2018, largely due to declining cryptocurrency prices.

Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro Says

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 17:45

Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro Says

A new Venezuelan fiat currency, ‘anchored’ to the nation’s crypto, the Petro, is expected to start circulating in the second half of August. The news was announced by president Maduro himself, along with other measures intended to improve the economic situation in the country. The ‘Sovereign Bolivar’ will have less zeros than the inflated ‘Strong […]

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PR: 1+1>2 – Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 17:30

PR: 1+1>2 – Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent

Few people know about the two failed attempts made by BitTorrent, former P2P leader, to transform itself into a media company after its decline from the height of BT download. Obviously, though once a technological game-changer, BitTorrent is no longer a favorite of the Internet industry. Its rebirth backed by Tron drew a period to its past decade of adversity. Now in a new jack of the classical Internet, Tron is also turning a new page.

A week before Tron's mainnet launch, the news that Justin Sun and his blockchain startup acquired the developer of BitTorrent, a decentralized P2P protocol, for USD$140 million drifted across the Pacific. For a long time, BitTorrent has been looking for a buyer. It finally made the decision to join Tron, a star project in the rising tide of blockchain technology.

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BRICS Bank Consortium to Research Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 16:50

BRICS Bank Consortium to Research Blockchain Applications BRICS nations' state-owned development banks plan to research blockchain technology for international transactions and other products.

Korean Regulator Urges Haste on Crypto Bill After Exchange Hacks

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 16:00

Korean Regulator Urges Haste on Crypto Bill After Exchange Hacks An executive at the Financial Services Commission has called on politicians to pass a bill regulating cryptocurrency exchanges "as soon as possible."

Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 15:30

Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation

The BTC markets have gained approximately 30% in two weeks, with prices currently sitting at $8,300 USD after roughly 48 hours of consolidation above $8,000. After producing gains against the dollar, many other leading cryptocurrency markets have continued to produce inverse correlation when measured against BTC. Also Read: Japanese Crypto Exchanges Working on Lowering Margin Trading […]

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Vietnam's Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 15:05

Vietnam's Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities Vietnam's securities regulator has warned industry companies and funds in the country to avoid activities related to cryptocurrencies.

Swiss Markets Authority Investigates Troubled $100 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 14:00

Swiss Markets Authority Investigates Troubled $100 Million ICO Swiss watchdog FINMA announced Thursday that it is investigating Envion AG for potentially breaking financial market rules with its ICO.

Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s Crypto Platform Opens to Public With 6 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 13:45

Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s Crypto Platform Opens to Public With 6 Cryptocurrencies

The crypto exchange platform subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange is now open to the public with six cryptocurrencies. Users can fund their accounts in USD. Meanwhile, its token sale platform, GBX Grid, has already completed its first token sale with three new projects planned. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space GBX […]

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Vaccine Blockchain Plan Prompts Enquiries Amid China Pharma Scandal

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 13:30

Vaccine Blockchain Plan Prompts Enquiries Amid China Pharma Scandal Following China's pharma scandal, investors are buying into a firm's claim to be developing a vaccine-tracking blockchain, but not everyone is happy.

Bitcoin's Cutting-Edge 'Coin Selection' Tech Gets First Major Integration

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 12:00

Bitcoin's Cutting-Edge 'Coin Selection' Tech Gets First Major Integration BitGo is taking advantage of a long-promised scaling tech that should see user's transaction fees slashed by up to one-third.

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $100M Transactions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 11:55

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $100M Transactions

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories about Skrill launching crypto buying and selling, luxury marketplace The White Company reaching $100 million in transactions, Bitmex setting a trading record, and weak mining-related sales hurting AMD. Also Read: Bitmain Reveals the Total Hashrate of Its Mining Hardware Skrill Launches Crypto Trading Skrill, the […]

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Venezuela's New National Currency Will Be Tied to the Petro, Says President

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 11:30

Venezuela's New National Currency Will Be Tied to the Petro, Says President Venezuela is replacing its national currency, the bolivar, with a new one that will reportedly be tied to its controversial "petro" token.

Up 45%: Is Bitcoin's Price Preparing for a Long-Term Bull Market?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 11:00

Up 45%: Is Bitcoin's Price Preparing for a Long-Term Bull Market? Bitcoin's price has rallied 45 percent in the last four weeks, setting the stage for a long-term bull market, according to technical charts.

Up 45%: Is Bitcoin's Price Preparing for a Bull Market?

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 11:00

Up 45%: Is Bitcoin's Price Preparing for a Bull Market? Bitcoin's price has rallied 45 percent in the last four weeks, setting the stage for a long-term bull market, according to technical charts.

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Working on Lowering Margin Trading Limits

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 10:25

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Working on Lowering Margin Trading Limits

Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges may soon set a strict limit on the leverage they offer for margin trading in order to better protect investors. The association comprised of 16 government-approved crypto exchanges is reportedly imposing a leverage limit as part of its self-regulatory rules. There will be a grace period and exceptions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 09:30

Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency in a move aimed to bypass economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

PR: Propy – This California Property Was Sold On The Blockchain Without Using Banks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 09:30

PR: Propy – This California Property Was Sold On The Blockchain Without Using Banks

PALO ALTO, California — Propy, the global real estate store with a decentralized title registry, announced the successful execution of a historic real estate deal on the Blockchain in the State of California. With Propy’s Transaction Platform, every step of the deal was executed via Ethereum smart contracts, making this the first comprehensive blockchain-recorded property deal in the state of California and only the second in the world.

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The Bitcoin Cash Pre-Consensus Debate Continues

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 09:05

The Bitcoin Cash Pre-Consensus Debate Continues

A few days ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on the debate between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members concerning an idea called ‘pre-consensus.’ Some developers believe pre-consensus could help with bock time speeds, zero-confirmation transactions, and consensus in general. Since then there’s been a lot of discussion about this topic, and some members of the BCH […]

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Reflections on a Swatting: Inside One Bitcoin Engineer's Security Battle

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 08:00

Reflections on a Swatting: Inside One Bitcoin Engineer's Security Battle Bitcoin developer and Casa wallet engineer Jameson Lopp recounts his 2017 swatting, and his fight to find his harasser.

Binance Prepares to Enter the South Korean Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 07:15

Binance Prepares to Enter the South Korean Market

Binance is preparing to expand into South Korea, having already hired Koreans for some local positions. CEO Changpeng Zhao has stressed the importance of the Korean market, noting that some Koreans are already using Binance, especially to trade newer coins. However, the exchange is reportedly waiting for the country’s crypto regulatory framework to be fine-tuned […]

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Hitachi Trials Blockchain to Settle Retail Payments Using Just Fingerprints

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 06:00

Hitachi Trials Blockchain to Settle Retail Payments Using Just Fingerprints Tech conglomerate Hitachi and teleco giant KDDI are piloting a blockchain payments system that can identify shoppers via their fingerprints alone.

Altcoins Round-Up: Bitgo Adds ZEC, Wirex Supports XRP, PwC to Audit Tezos

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 05:30

Altcoins Round-Up: Bitgo Adds ZEC, Wirex Supports XRP, PwC to Audit Tezos

In recent news pertaining to altcoins, Bitgo has announced the addition of Zcash to the roster of cryptocurrencies supported by the cryptocurrency custody firm; Wirex has enabled XRP support for its cryptocurrency debit card; and Tezos has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to audit the Tezos foundation’s finances and operations. Also Read: Bitmain Reveals the Total Hashrate of […]

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The Best and Worst Cryptocurrency Investments for the First Half of 2018

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 04:05

The Best and Worst Cryptocurrency Investments for the First Half of 2018

As far as cryptocurrency markets are concerned the last six months of 2018 has been the exact opposite of the 2017 bull run last year. A great majority of digital assets have lost between 60-90 percent of their values since the beginning of the year. Today we’re going to look at which crypto-markets performed the […]

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Decentralized Exchange Waves Scored a $6 Million Debut. Then It Got Hacked

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 04:00

Decentralized Exchange Waves Scored a $6 Million Debut. Then It Got Hacked This booming crypto platform could hardly be described as institutional, but it isn't fully decentralized either.

Waves' Decentralized Exchange Had a $6 Million Debut. Then It Got Hacked

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 26. 04:00

Waves' Decentralized Exchange Had a $6 Million Debut. Then It Got Hacked This booming crypto platform could hardly be described as institutional, but it isn't fully decentralized either.

Vietnamese Regulator Tells Firms and Funds to Stay Away From Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 02:35

Vietnamese Regulator Tells Firms and Funds to Stay Away From Crypto

Vietnam’s securities watchdog has required local businesses not to engage in transactions with cryptocurrencies. The announcement follows a directive issued by the country’s prime minister earlier this year aimed at tightening what Vietnamese regulators call the management of crypto activities. Also read: China Releases Ranking of 31 Crypto Projects Securities Watchdog Asks Companies to Obey […]

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Novogratz’ Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Million Blockfi Fundraiser

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 26. 01:05

Novogratz’ Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Million Blockfi Fundraiser

Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank founded by famed bitcoin investor and president of the Fortress Investment Group, Michael Novogratz, has led a $52.5 million investment round for cryptocurrency-backed USD lending platform, Blockfi. Also Read: Coinbase Now Offers Crypto?currency Gift Cards in Europe and Australia Novogratz’ Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Mn Fundraiser for Crypto-Backed Lending Platform In […]

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Coinbase Inquiry Finds No Improper BCH Trading Took Place Prior to Launch

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 23:35

Coinbase Inquiry Finds No Improper BCH Trading Took Place Prior to Launch

An inquiry by leading United States-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has found that no improper trading took place last December surrounding the launch of its Bitcoin Cash pairings. Also Read: SEC Postpones Deliberations on NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs Coinbase Inquiry Finds No Insider Trading on BCH Markets A Coinbase spokesperson has confirmed that the investigations into potential […]

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Start-Up Backed by Uber Co-Founder to Launch Fee-Free Crypto Trading

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 22:05

Start-Up Backed by Uber Co-Founder to Launch Fee-Free Crypto Trading

Voyager, a startup backed by Uber co-founder, Oscar Salazar, has announced that it will launch a commission-free cryptocurrency trading platform. It is intended to function as an aggregation engine for cryptocurrency prices across more than a dozen trading venues.  Also Read: J-Pop Star GACKT Caught Between Crypto Company Spindle and Minister’s Gaffe Startup Founded by Uber […]

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AMD Sees Q2 Drop in GPU Sales to Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 21:33

AMD Sees Q2 Drop in GPU Sales to Crypto Miners GPU sales for cryptocurrency mining fell quarter-over-quarter, AMD announced in its Q2 report on Wednesday.

US Lawmakers Want FinCEN Mandate to Explicitly Cover Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 21:00

US Lawmakers Want FinCEN Mandate to Explicitly Cover Crypto A new bill facing the U.S. Congress would have FinCEN more closely examine the cryptocurrency space, according to public documents.

Bitmain Reveals the Total Hashrate of Its Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 20:20

Bitmain Reveals the Total Hashrate of Its Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware

Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has revealed the total hashrate of all its cryptocurrency mining hardware. This was done as part of a larger push towards greater business transparency by the company ahead of its rumored massive IPO.  Also Read: The Daily: Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty, Scammer Fined Over $1.9 Million Bitmain Transparency Policy Bitmain […]

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Rogue Employee Mined 500K Bitcoins in 2011, Qiwi CEO Says

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 19:30

Rogue Employee Mined 500K Bitcoins in 2011, Qiwi CEO Says An employee at Qiwi reportedly mined roughly 500,000 bitcoins in 2011 by hijacking the company's payment terminals, CEO Sergey Solonin said Wednesday.

SEC Postpones Deliberations on NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 18:20

SEC Postpones Deliberations on NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed deliberations on five bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) that were filed with the SEC by NYSE Arca, Inc. Also Read: PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary SEC Consideration of NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs Postponed The SEC has announced that will […]

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CFTC Chair Says Regulator Is 'Behind' on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 18:00

CFTC Chair Says Regulator Is 'Behind' on Blockchain The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is "falling behind" in understanding blockchain technology, chairman Christopher Giancarlo said.

PR: The Internet of People (IoP) Is Creating a New Internet for Decentralization and Censorship

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 17:30

PR: The Internet of People (IoP) Is Creating a New Internet for Decentralization and Censorship

New York, NY Internet of People (IoP) is a digital cooperative using blockchain and revolutionary peer-to-peer technology to help everyone connect and do business free from censorship or obstruction and without compromising their digital privacy.

The modern Internet has transformed all our lives, but rapid advancement has come with huge costs. “Move fast and break things” has been the driving motto of online tech development over the past decade.

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Bitcoin Price Awaits Possible Spoiler Ahead of July Futures Close

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 16:30

Bitcoin Price Awaits Possible Spoiler Ahead of July Futures Close Bitcoin has historically performed poorly leading up to CME futures expiry, a correlation traders might not want to ignore.

Uber, E*Trade Vets to Launch No-Fee Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 15:50

Uber, E*Trade Vets to Launch No-Fee Crypto Exchange A new cryptocurrency exchange is set to launch with no-feed trading – and it's got some notable backers behind it.

Tron Foundation Officially Completes Acquisition of BitTorrent

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 15:00

Tron Foundation Officially Completes Acquisition of BitTorrent File sharing software provider BitTorrent announced Tuesday that its acquisition by the Tron Foundation is now officially complete.

PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 14:05

PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary

Around 70,000 people are currently employed in the young and growing crypto industry in the Russian Federation. The average salary in the space has fallen by 40 percent this year, along with cryptocurrency prices. Nevertheless, the monthly remuneration for certain skills remains very high for Russian standards.   Also read Three Russian Universities Add Crypto […]

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China's Answer to Reddit Is Launching a Crypto Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 13:30

China's Answer to Reddit Is Launching a Crypto Token One of the oldest social networking platforms in China is launching its own crypto token in an apparent bid to boost declining user activity.

Crypto Security Startup BitGo to Custody Zcash

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 12:00

Crypto Security Startup BitGo to Custody Zcash Cryptocurrency security startup BitGo says it is adding privacy coin zcash to its supported crypto assets.

The Daily: Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty, Scammer Fined Over $1.9 Million

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 11:58

The Daily: Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty, Scammer Fined Over $1.9 Million

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a number of stories related to crime from around the cryptosphere: an exchange operator pleads guilty to securities fraud, a scammer is fined over $1.9 million for bitcoin and binary options fraud, police get a crypto course and a new type of ransomware attack is discovered. […]

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Bitcoin Seeks Bargain Buyers As Price Retreats Back Toward $8K

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 11:30

Bitcoin Seeks Bargain Buyers As Price Retreats Back Toward $8K Bitcoin price pullback could find bargain hunters at key support levels.

CoinDesk Releases Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 10:00

CoinDesk Releases Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report To use crypto parlance, Q2 was a painful time if you were HODLing – but a productive one if you were BUIDLing, our quarterly research report shows.

J-Pop Star GACKT Caught Between Crypto Company Spindle and Minister’s Gaffe

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 09:58

J-Pop Star GACKT Caught Between Crypto Company Spindle and Minister’s Gaffe

Spindle, Japan’s largest ICO officially promoted by a J-Pop star, Gakuto Oshiro, (45) better known by his stage name GACKT, was the unnamed crypto company allegedly slammed by the FSA earlier this year, a weekly Japanese magazine revealed. The company, which began dealing its own cryptocurrency, “Spindles,” aka “GACKT Coins,” in October 2017, received administrative […]

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PR: ABCC Announces the Trading Date for Its New Token (AT)

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 09:30

PR: ABCC Announces the Trading Date for Its New Token (AT)

AT trading began on July 25, 2018 and the ABCC team is continuing efforts to support the community.

ABCC, being one of the world's emerging cryptocurrency exchanges, begins trading its native token as the ABCC team had promised.

It is no news that the Trade-to-Mine (ToM) exchange created a boon in the Blockchain community and since its issuance has performed as excellently as expected. The mining performance since AT issuance on 9th July 2018 was outstandingly successful, trade volume spiked to global rank no. 5 once and now trading volume is growing steadily.

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The First Augur Assassination Markets Have Arrived

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 09:00

The First Augur Assassination Markets Have Arrived People are now placing bets on whether public figures will be assassinated on decentralized prediction market Augur.

Coinbase Launches Crypto Gift Card Service in Europe

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 08:00

Coinbase Launches Crypto Gift Card Service in Europe Coinbase now offers a way for users to purchase retail goods and services with cryptos, thanks to a deal with a digital gift card service in Europe.

Bitcoin Dominates Fortune’s Most Impressive, Young Superstars List

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 07:55

Bitcoin Dominates Fortune’s Most Impressive, Young Superstars List

“For the first time ever,” Fortune magazine announced, it “has assembled a supplementary honor roll of the most impressive, young superstars who are transforming business at the leading edge of finance and technology.” They’ve selected forty representatives from all over fintech, and each is under forty years old. Among them are many cryptosphere leaders finally […]

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China Releases Ranking of 31 Crypto Projects

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 06:05

China Releases Ranking of 31 Crypto Projects

China’s Center for Information Industry Development has released its third ranking of crypto projects. Out of 31 projects, EOS remains at the top of the list while both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash have improved slightly from the previous month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Third Ranking The Center for Information Industry […]

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Japanese Crypto Exchanges Push for Limit on Margin Trading Borrowing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 06:00

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Push for Limit on Margin Trading Borrowing A self-regulatory organization formed by crypto exchanges in Japan is proposing a limit on how much investors can borrow when margin trading

Why Is Blockstream Working With National Spies (SIGINT/HUMINT)?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 05:05

Why Is Blockstream Working With National Spies (SIGINT/HUMINT)?

Blockstream is working with former national spies. The question is, why on earth would a cryptocurrency company have the need to employ former spies? On October 23, 2014, Blockstream goes public and announces funding and the formation of their company. Shortly after Blockstream was incorporated, they received $50 million in venture capital from AXA, Khosla Ventures, […]

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Why Is Blockstream Working With Former Spies?

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 05:05

Why Is Blockstream Working With Former Spies?

Blockstream is working with former national spies. The question is, why on earth would a cryptocurrency company have the need to employ former spies? On October 23, 2014, Blockstream goes public and announces funding and the formation of their company. Shortly after Blockstream was incorporated, they received $50 million in venture capital from AXA, Khosla Ventures, […]

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What Scams? Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 04:00

What Scams? Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder Popular Ponzi dapps aside, for ethereum developers, there's plenty of work being done to make legit dapps an integral part of web 3.0.

Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 04:00

Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder Popular Ponzi dapps aside, for ethereum developers, there's plenty of work being done to make legit dapps an integral part of web 3.0.

Index ETF Tracking 10 Cryptocurrencies Filed With SEC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 03:30

Index ETF Tracking 10 Cryptocurrencies Filed With SEC

Bitwise Asset Management has announced its plan to launch “the first publicly-offered cryptocurrency index exchange-traded fund (ETF).” A registration statement has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund will track the returns of the company’s Hold 10 Index which aims to capture 80% of the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency […]

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Ross Ulbricht Murder-for-Hire Indictment to Be Dismissed

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 02:05

Ross Ulbricht Murder-for-Hire Indictment to Be Dismissed

Robert K. Hur, United States Attorney from the Maryland district, filed a motion on July 20, 2018 to dismiss a 2013 three-count indictment against Ross Ulbricht which included murder-for-hire allegations. Mr. Ulbricht, 34, was prosecuted under a separate indictment out of the New York district as Dread Pirate Roberts, principal operator of underground online marketplace […]

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Vigilantes Are Outing Crypto Shillers and Scammers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 25. 00:35

Vigilantes Are Outing Crypto Shillers and Scammers

Hunting crypto scammers and shillers is now a sport. Armchair sleuths have taken it upon themselves to chase down perceived bad actors, and to publicly out them for their crimes. Crypto influencers who conceal promoted tweets and conflicts of interest are liable to be outed and shamed. Also read: ICOs Have Become a Parody of Themselves […]

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Singapore Airlines' Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program Takes Off

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 25. 00:00

Singapore Airlines' Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program Takes Off Singapore Airlines has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty program for frequent customers.

Regulations Round-Up: Malta Clarifies Law, UK Wealth Managers Urge FCA Action

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 23:05

Regulations Round-Up: Malta Clarifies Law, UK Wealth Managers Urge FCA Action

In recent regulatory news, Malta’s financial regulator has sought to clarify the nation’s cryptocurrency regulations following the passing of an act pertaining to crypto assets, UK-based wealth managers have called for the FCA to take a strong stance regarding cryptocurrencies, and the deputy governor of Bank of Israel has predicted that cryptocurrencies will contribute to […]

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Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 21:25

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

There’s a new bitcoin cash (BCH)-focused wallet called Centbee that recently launched its alpha testing version on the Google Play store. The Johannesburg-based Centbee’s wallet is a bit different than most light clients as it offers a simplistic user interface, with plans to provide an in-wallet buy and sell feature, and merchant payments service that […]

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FINMA Seeks to Stem Exodus of Swiss Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 19:45

FINMA Seeks to Stem Exodus of Swiss Cryptocurrency Firms

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has met with representatives of the country’s banking sector in the hopes of stemming a nascent exodus among cryptocurrency companies from Switzerland. The companies’ departures have been attributed to two Swiss banks’ decisions to no longer provide financial services to businesses dealing with virtual currencies. Also Read: India Exchange […]

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Tezos Hires 'Big Four' Firm PwC to Conduct External Audit

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 19:20

Tezos Hires 'Big Four' Firm PwC to Conduct External Audit "Big Four" financial firm PriceWaterHouse Coopers Switzerland will audit the Tezos Foundation, the latter announced Monday.

Investment Startup Bitwise Proposes ETF for Top 10 Cryptos

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 18:01

Investment Startup Bitwise Proposes ETF for Top 10 Cryptos Crypto investment startup Bitwise announced it filed to offer a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) Tuesday. 

A Look at Leverage Trading: Learn to Run With the Bears and Ride the Bulls

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 17:50

A Look at Leverage Trading: Learn to Run With the Bears and Ride the Bulls

Cryptocurrency markets are volatile and people can make a lot of money from the up and down price variances. When digital assets touched all-time highs this past December, a great majority of digital currencies lost more than 70 percent of their value. Now some traders were able to call the top, while others ‘hodled’ in […]

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BlockFi Raises $52.5 Million in Round Lead by Novogratz's Galaxy Digital

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 17:35

BlockFi Raises $52.5 Million in Round Lead by Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Crypto-lending firm BlockFi raised $52.5 million in a fundraising round led by Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital.

PR: EarthCycle (ECE) Coin Dissipates Effects of Economic Monopolies via a Decentralized Funding Pool

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 17:30

PR: EarthCycle (ECE) Coin Dissipates Effects of Economic Monopolies via a Decentralized Funding Pool

As part of their corporate responsibility, private firms take steps of supporting policies in high-income countries that will make it easier for poor people and poor countries to share in the benefits of globalization—policies such as easing barriers to market access for poor countries and increasing foreign aid. Ventures on the blockchain are enabling the same access, thereby dissipating effects of economic monopolies by removing geographical boundaries.

Earth Nation has released the EarthCycle (ECE) Coin on a decentralized platform backed by the exponential growth rate of real world business revenues. How important is EarthCycle to the world’s booming population?

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Ripple Report: XRP Sales Dropped 54% in Q2, But Customer Base Grew

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 16:10

Ripple Report: XRP Sales Dropped 54% in Q2, But Customer Base Grew Ripple's sales of the XRP cryptocurrency fell 54 percent to $75.53 million in Q2, but the firm gained more customers, its latest report says.

Ripple Report: XRP Sales Dropped 56% in Q2, But Customer Base Grew

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 16:10

Ripple Report: XRP Sales Dropped 56% in Q2, But Customer Base Grew Ripple's sales of the XRP cryptocurrency fell 56 percent to $73.53 million in Q2, but the firm gained more customers, its latest report says.

Bitcoin's Price Is Nearing $10K On a Single, Troubled Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 15:50

Bitcoin's Price Is Nearing $10K On a Single, Troubled Exchange Crypto exchange WEX continues to see prices well out of step with the rest of the market amid the continuation of a near-total freeze on withdrawals.

Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 15:00

Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing A Hubble Space Telescope researcher is testing a blockchain network for processing the vast amounts of data produced.

SEC Delays Decision on Asset Manager's Bitcoin ETFs Until September

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 14:10

SEC Delays Decision on Asset Manager's Bitcoin ETFs Until September The SEC has delayed a decision on whether to approve five bitcoin-related ETFs, public documents reveal.

Meet Honeyminer: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Laptop Again

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 13:00

Meet Honeyminer: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Laptop Again Honeyminer's downloadable app isn't the most profitable way to mine cryptocurrency, but it may be one of the easiest methods to date.

South Korean Telecoms Giant KT Has Built Its Own Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 12:00

South Korean Telecoms Giant KT Has Built Its Own Blockchain The second largest mobile carrier in South Korea has launched its own blockchain network and aims to apply the tech across several sectors.

The Daily: Crypto Vault in Hong Kong, ‘Herd of Institutional Investors’ in Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 11:55

The Daily: Crypto Vault in Hong Kong, ‘Herd of Institutional Investors’ in Crypto

A Hong Kong-based investment firm is planning to launch a new crypto-custody service to address the growing interest from institutional clients, and we’ve covered the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, billionaire Mike Novogratz expects an influx of institutional investors into the crypto space; a new survey claims 30 percent of […]

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Indicator Suggests Bitcoin's $8K Rally Is Overstretched

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 11:00

Indicator Suggests Bitcoin's $8K Rally Is Overstretched Bitcoin bulls could have a breather after 40 percent month-on-month rally.

Indicator Suggests Bitcoin's $8K Price Rally Could Be Overstretched

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 11:00

Indicator Suggests Bitcoin's $8K Price Rally Could Be Overstretched Bitcoin bulls could have a breather after 40 percent month-on-month rally.

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Submit Business Improvement Plans

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 09:30

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Submit Business Improvement Plans

Six government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have submitted their business improvement plans to the country’s top financial regulator. While improving their internal systems, most have also engaged in different areas of business expansion. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Six Business Improvement Plans Submitted Six of Japan’s 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges have […]

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Another $1 Billion Blockchain Fund to Launch With Government Backing

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 09:30

Another $1 Billion Blockchain Fund to Launch With Government Backing The Chinese city of Nanjing is launching a fund worth over $1 billion to support development of blockchain projects.

Scam or Be Scammed? Ponzi Games Are Breaking Out on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 08:00

Scam or Be Scammed? Ponzi Games Are Breaking Out on Ethereum Two dapps on ethereum that bear all the hallmarks of Ponzi schemes are the most popular games on the site now.

Ponzi Games Are Breaking Out on the Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 08:00

Ponzi Games Are Breaking Out on the Ethereum Blockchain Two dapps on ethereum that bear all the hallmarks of Ponzi schemes are the most popular games on the site now.

India Exchange Unocoin Suspends Withdrawals Following Central Bank Demands

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 07:30

India Exchange Unocoin Suspends Withdrawals Following Central Bank Demands

“Deposits/Withdrawals Notice,” came the post title from popular Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin this week. “As per orders from RBI,” the exchange explained, “bank INR withdrawals and INR Deposits have temporarily been disabled. Once an alternative method of funding is identified and deployed, we will resume the deposit and withdrawal services.” Also read: Cryptowhispers: DDoS Attacks, […]

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Bitcoin Price Climbs Back Above $8k to Reach 60-Day High

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 06:15

Bitcoin Price Climbs Back Above $8k to Reach 60-Day High Bitcoin's price jumped by $200 within two hours on Wednesday and passed $8,000 for the first time in two months, data shows.

Coinbase Flexes Political Muscle, Beating While Joining Them

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 05:25

Coinbase Flexes Political Muscle, Beating While Joining Them

Widespread reporting revealed the United States’ largest cryptocurrency bank, Coinbase, has formed a political action committee (PAC). This is the debate. Is onboarding broader sectors, mainstream folks, coming at too grave a cost? Is crypto’s philosophical soul worth greater adoption? One company is threading between those tensions, siding on the venial sin of being in […]

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Coinbase Flexes Muscle, Creates Political Action Committee

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 05:25

Coinbase Flexes Muscle, Creates Political Action Committee

Widespread reporting revealed the United States’ largest cryptocurrency bank, Coinbase, has formed a political action committee (PAC). PACs are a particular way most politicians in the United States are funded. Entry into federal campaign finance by a well-regarded member of the ecosystem is a first.  Also read: Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses Coinbase […]

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A New Bitcoin Wallet Fulfills an Old Privacy Promise

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 04:00

A New Bitcoin Wallet Fulfills an Old Privacy Promise These cypherpunk crypto wallet projects want to bring fungibility to bitcoin.

UK Central Bank Says New Payments System Will Be Blockchain Friendly

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 24. 02:00

UK Central Bank Says New Payments System Will Be Blockchain Friendly The Bank of England confirmed it is going to update its Real-Time Gross Settlement system to potentially interact with blockchain-based forms.

Tie a Message to Any Location Using the BCH-Powered Member Client

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 24. 00:40

Tie a Message to Any Location Using the BCH-Powered Member Client

There’s an interesting platform for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network called ‘Member,’ which allows users to post censorship resistant messages tied to specific locations around the world. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Member: Tethering Censorship Resistant Memos to Any Geographical Location With Bitcoin Cash   Over the past few weeks, since […]

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$46 Million of Ether is Locked in a Pair of Ponzi Dapps

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 22:40

$46 Million of Ether is Locked in a Pair of Ponzi Dapps

The ethereum network has another pair of smash hit dapps. The decentralized applications have proven to be a viral success over the past week, amassing more transactions than IDEX and accruing seven-day trading volume of 180,000 ETH. There’s just one problem: both dapps are ponzi schemes in which virtually everyone who plays will lose. Also […]

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Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 20:54

Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud Jon Montroll, who ran the now-defunct bitcoin investment platform BitFunder, has plead guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges.

EU Study: International Nature of Cryptocurrency Markets Is a Challenge for Regulators

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 20:40

EU Study: International Nature of Cryptocurrency Markets Is a Challenge for Regulators

An EU study claims that the international nature of the cryptocurrency markets is a challenge for European regulators because many players, especially miners, are outside their reach. The researchers also expect that bank-issued coins could reshape the balance of power among cryptos, with commercial banks using underhanded tactics to stifle the competition. Also Read: The […]

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US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Clarity on ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 20:00

US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Clarity on ICOs The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the SEC and CFTC to provide clear guidance on initial coin offerings to encourage more token sales to launch.

Crypto Really (Really) Wants a Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 19:00

Crypto Really (Really) Wants a Bitcoin ETF The crypto universe has spoken. They want an SEC-approved bitcoin ETF and they want it now.

G20 Asks FATF to Clarify AML Standards for Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 18:40

G20 Asks FATF to Clarify AML Standards for Cryptocurrencies

Financial ministers and central bankers from the G20 states met over the weekend in Argentina to discuss the challenges for the global economy. They reiterated their position that cryptocurrencies do not pose a risk to the financial stability. The officials also called on the Financial Action Task Force to clarify by October how its anti-money […]

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EU Study: International Nature of Cryptocurrency Markets Is a Challenge for Regulators

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 18:40

EU Study: International Nature of Cryptocurrency Markets Is a Challenge for Regulators

An EU study claims that the international nature of the cryptocurrency markets is a challenge for European regulators because many players, especially miners, are outside their reach. The researchers also expect that bank-issued coins could reshape the balance of power among cryptos, with commercial banks using underhanded tactics to stifle the competition. Also Read: The […]

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Wanchain's Bridge to the Ethereum Blockchain Is Now Open

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 18:20

Wanchain's Bridge to the Ethereum Blockchain Is Now Open Wanchain announced the release of version 2.0 Monday, allowing for cross-chain transactions between its platform and ethereum.

PR: FuzeX Partners with Bitcoin.com – Adds BCH to FuzeX Cards, Drops BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 17:30

PR: FuzeX Partners with Bitcoin.com – Adds BCH to FuzeX Cards, Drops BTC

Global cryptocurrency payment card project FuzeX revealed today (23rd) that they signed a partnership with Bitcoin.com, thereby adding Bitcoin Cash to the FuzeX card.

FuzeX official stated that "Considering the issues of transaction speed and fee, we decided that Bitcoin Core did not fit the philosophy of FuzeX. So we decided to drop BTC and replace it with Bitcoin Cash, which has a much faster transaction speed and a cheaper transaction fee."

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Bulls Continue to Charge

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 16:40

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Bulls Continue to Charge

Over the past few days, cryptocurrency markets have been showing bullish gains after a few small retractions during the weekend. At the moment the entire digital asset economy is valued at $285Bn while $14.3Bn worth of trades were swapped over the past 24-hours. Today on July 23 bitcoin core (BTC) markets are holding an average […]

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Decentralized Exchanges Aren't Living Up to Their Name – And Data Proves It

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 16:00

Decentralized Exchanges Aren't Living Up to Their Name – And Data Proves It "DEX" is a hot buzzword in crypto trading, but the current models actually offer a spectrum of technologies with varying degrees of centralization.

Google Cloud Inks Deal With Blythe Masters' Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 15:00

Google Cloud Inks Deal With Blythe Masters' Blockchain Startup Google Cloud is teaming up with distributed ledger startup Digital Asset to provide development tools for blockchain apps.

Indian Crypto Regulation Ready by September: Official

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 14:35

Indian Crypto Regulation Ready by September: Official

The Indian government is expected to issue detailed cryptocurrency guidelines by September, a senior official from the country’s Ministry of Finance reportedly said. Consultations with all stakeholders including the central bank have already begun. This announcement is independent of the supreme court’s hearing of petitions relating to crypto regulation in India. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Pharma Scandal Prompts Calls to Put Vaccine Data on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 13:30

Pharma Scandal Prompts Calls to Put Vaccine Data on a Blockchain Blockchain technology could help track vaccine data and help avoid safety scandals like the one currently causing uproar in China.

Chinese Region to Shut Down 'Illegal' Bitcoin Miners By September

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 12:02

Chinese Region to Shut Down 'Illegal' Bitcoin Miners By September China's Xinjiang autonomous region is set to halt "illegal" bitcoin mining operations by the end of August, a government agency has confirmed. 

Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High as Dominance Rate Spikes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High as Dominance Rate Spikes Bitcoin's rally to two-month highs has more substance than initially thought, the BTC dominance rate indicates.

The Daily: TCAP Explores Market, Tutanota Accepts Cryptos, Huobi Launches Cloud

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 09:52

The Daily: TCAP Explores Market, Tutanota Accepts Cryptos, Huobi Launches Cloud

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories about one of the largest inter-dealer brokers in the world exploring the cryptocurrency market, a privacy-focused email service that now accepts several cryptos, a new white label exchange offering and a cloud mining service that abruptly ended BTC contracts. Also Read: Coinbase Gets $20 Billion […]

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PR: Vaultbank to Bring Free Stock Trading with Margin, Top 20 Cryptos, 120+ Fiat Currencies

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 09:30

PR: Vaultbank to Bring Free Stock Trading with Margin, Top 20 Cryptos, 120+ Fiat Currencies

SAN FRANCISCO -- Vaultbank announces the addition of free stock trading to its October Launch. This is in addition to crypto trading and issuance of security tokens. With all of these services on one platform, users will have a single platform solution to invest globally, trade digitally, and cash out locally.

The Vaultbank Platform is currently in beta testing. A tiered global rollout is scheduled to begin in October 2018. Prospective users are invited to join the waitlist on Vaultbank’s homepage at vaultbank.io.

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Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 09:30

Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation Lufthansa has partnered with software giant SAP to launch a blockchain competition seeking ideas for blockchain applications in the airline industry.

Don't Let the Crypto Circus in Congress Fool You

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 08:00

Don't Let the Crypto Circus in Congress Fool You Washington understands cryptocurrency better than this week's circus on Capitol Hill suggests, writes Michael J. Casey.

Cryptowhispers: DDoS Attacks, Major Exec in Serious Crash, Twitter Drama

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 06:20

Cryptowhispers: DDoS Attacks, Major Exec in Serious Crash, Twitter Drama

Cryptowhispers explores the wildcatting world of direct denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and why the socially maladjusted tend to flock to that particular vector … especially for coin projects they hate; a popular cryptocurrency trading application executive was involved in a serious car accident on the eve of an anticipated cross promotion at Comic Con; […]

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G20 Eyes October Deadline for Crypto Anti-Money Laundering Standard

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 06:00

G20 Eyes October Deadline for Crypto Anti-Money Laundering Standard G20 member countries are looking at an October deadline for reviewing and implementing a global AML standard on cryptocurrency assets.

An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What's Next Is Anyone's Guess

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 04:33

An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What's Next Is Anyone's Guess What can a blockchain startup do when it runs out of its own tokens? According to U Network, buy back tokens from its ICO investors.

An $8 Million Airdrop Ran Out of Tokens – What's Next Is Anyone's Guess

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 04:33

An $8 Million Airdrop Ran Out of Tokens – What's Next Is Anyone's Guess What can a blockchain startup do when it runs out of its own tokens? According to U Network, buy back tokens from its investors.

South Korea’s Crypto Regulation Shakeup: New Bureau, Agreement With China

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 03:45

South Korea’s Crypto Regulation Shakeup: New Bureau, Agreement With China

South Korea’s top financial regulator is planning a major organizational restructuring that includes introducing some new crypto policy initiatives. A bureau dedicated to financial innovations that include cryptocurrencies is being set up. In addition, an agreement with Chinese authorities relating to crypto and initial coin offerings has also been reached. Meanwhile, the contracts between Korean […]

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Bitcoin's Price Sets Sights on $8K After Sunday Sell-off

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 23. 02:46

Bitcoin's Price Sets Sights on $8K After Sunday Sell-off Bitcoin continues to hold ground amid market sell-off with growing momentum to take out its next target of $8,000.

Mainstream Media and Its Strange Love-Hate Affair with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 02:25

Mainstream Media and Its Strange Love-Hate Affair with Bitcoin

Mainstream media (MSM) loves bitcoin. It is the Donald Trump of money, certain to generate guaranteed clicks with minimum effort. As cryptocurrency has risen, over the past 18 months, so has its profile in MSM publications. But don’t mistake this prolific coverage for affection. Mainstream media has always hated, feared, and misunderstood bitcoin. BTC might […]

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A Discussion With the Prolific Bitcoin Developer Unwriter

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 23. 00:10

A Discussion With the Prolific Bitcoin Developer Unwriter

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with one of the most prolific developers working with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Over the past few months, the developer Unwriter has created a large swathe of censorship-resistant applications that are tethered to the BCH blockchain. We decided to get an inside glimpse of all the interesting platforms Unwriter has […]

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Over 500 BTC Belonging to Iranians Seized by US Government: Report

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 22. 19:42

Over 500 BTC Belonging to Iranians Seized by US Government: Report

According to the head of Iran’s Blockchain Association, over 500 BTC belonging to Iranians were confiscated by the U.S. government last year, and the number is still rising. He explains that Iranians are unable to take action through proper channels from within their country due to Iran’s legal status of cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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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