The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 23. 20:50

The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation

On March 20, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to keep federal interest rates unchanged. Critics believe that the central bank’s policy of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) has corrupted the U.S. economy for nearly a decade and spawned a generation of socialists. Also read: Bitcoin and the Agora: Every […]

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Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 23. 14:44

Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory

The cryptoconomy means many things to many people. For example, since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, some individuals have used digital currencies as a form of agorism otherwise known as counter-economics. These people believe that using bitcoin as a tool to avoid state harassment is one of the technology’s key features with the potential […]

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UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 23. 12:21

UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business sales into the digital age.

The Crypto ‘Trichotomy’

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 23. 11:30

The Crypto ‘Trichotomy’ The crypto space has split into three different areas, and the term “crypto” no longer applies to all of them, argues Tim Enneking.

Satoshi Square: How Bitcoin Took Over a Park (And Then the World)

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 23. 10:15

Satoshi Square: How Bitcoin Took Over a Park (And Then the World) Before we knew whether bitcoin was legal or illegal, a group on New Yorkers created an in-person meetup for people to buy, sell and trade the cryptocurrency.

The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bizlato Offers P2P Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 23. 10:05

The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bizlato Offers P2P Trading

There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options. Bitzlato is a Russian platform integrated with a P2P exchanger that features a web-based version and a Telegram bot buying and selling six cryptocurrencies. Also read: BCH Is Now Supported by a […]

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The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 23. 10:05

The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options. Bitzlato is a Russian platform integrated with a P2P exchanger that features a web-based version and a Telegram bot buying and selling six cryptocurrencies. Also read: BCH Is Now Supported by a […]

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New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 23. 10:05

New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options. Bitzlato is a Russian platform integrated with a P2P exchanger that features a web-based version and a Telegram bot buying and selling six cryptocurrencies. Also read: BCH Is Now Supported by a […]

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You Can Now Donate to the Tor Project in 9 Different Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 21:40

You Can Now Donate to the Tor Project in 9 Different Cryptocurrencies The Tor Project is now accepting crypto donations directly, taking bitcoin, ether, monero, zcash and 5 others.

Duke University Partners for Blockchain Lab, Education Program

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 19:25

Duke University Partners for Blockchain Lab, Education Program Duke University is teaming up with Citizens Reserve to help students learn about blockchain tech and get hands-on with real projects.

Duke University Collaborates for Blockchain Lab, Education Program

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 19:25

Duke University Collaborates for Blockchain Lab, Education Program Duke University is teaming up with Citizens Reserve to help students learn about blockchain tech and get hands-on with real projects.

Bitcoin Futures Volume Is More Significant Than You Think, Bitwise Says

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 18:10

Bitcoin Futures Volume Is More Significant Than You Think, Bitwise Says The bitcoin futures market is far larger, relative to the spot market, than previously thought, says Bitwise Asset Management.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 17:00

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders Just weeks after launching the product, BlockFi has cut the interest rate paid to large customers on its crypto deposit account.

Mercado Livre Bans Cryptocurrency Listings Following $750 Million Investment From Paypal

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 22. 15:55

Mercado Livre Bans Cryptocurrency Listings Following $750 Million Investment From Paypal

Cryptocurrency listings have been prohibited from publication on Mercado Livre, also known as Free Market, following a $750 million investment into the platform from Paypal. Just prior to the announcement, more than 10,000 listings relating to virtual currencies were identified on the platform. Also Read: Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption Latin […]

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Bain-Backed Crypto Exchange Seed CX Is Expanding to Asia

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 14:20

Bain-Backed Crypto Exchange Seed CX Is Expanding to Asia Chicago-based cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX, which Bain Capital backed last year, is expanding to Asia via a local partnership.

Markets Update: BCH Holds Above $150, RVN and XTZ Explode

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 22. 13:45

Markets Update: BCH Holds Above $150, RVN and XTZ Explode

In recent market action, bitcoin core (BTC) has struggled to hold above $4,000 following four consecutive green weekly candles, while bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to be consolidating above $150 after comprising the best performing of the 10 largest crypto assets by market cap of the last seven days. In other news, ravencoin (RVN) and tezos […]

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Mt Gox Creditors Warn Mass Sale Could Put Bitcoin Fork Prices At Risk

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 13:10

Mt Gox Creditors Warn Mass Sale Could Put Bitcoin Fork Prices At Risk A group of Mt. Gox creditors has warned of a market risk to forks of bitcoin in a draft plan for the collapsed exchange's civil rehabilitation.

In the Daily: Mt. Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss Regulations

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 22. 12:01

In the Daily: Mt. Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss Regulations

Mt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies. […]

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Blockchain Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins New Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 12:00

Blockchain Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins New Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back Blockchain lawyer Andrew Hinkes has joined has joined legal services firm Carlton Fields, where he will focus on litigating cases for token sellers.

Crypto Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 12:00

Crypto Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back Blockchain lawyer Andrew Hinkes has joined has joined legal services firm Carlton Fields, where he will focus on litigating cases for token sellers.

Bitcoin Price Drops Back Below $4K But Bull Outlook Still Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 11:10

Bitcoin Price Drops Back Below $4K But Bull Outlook Still Intact Bitcoin's short-term outlook will remain bullish as long as prices hold above key support at $3,920.

China Favors Tron and EOS in New Crypto Ranking But Downgrades Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 22. 10:05

China Favors Tron and EOS in New Crypto Ranking But Downgrades Bitcoin

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest crypto project ranking. Tron and EOS top the list out of the 35 crypto projects evaluated while Bitcoin has been downgraded slightly. The center also evaluated the projects independently based on basic technology, applicability, and creativity. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed […]

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SBI Holdings Latest Crypto Venture Will See It Make Mining Chips

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 10:00

SBI Holdings Latest Crypto Venture Will See It Make Mining Chips Japan's SBI Holdings has teamed with an unnamed “large” semiconductor firm in the U.S. to make crypto mining chips and systems.

Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 09:00

Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for buying and selling bitcoin and, possibly, ether.

ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 22. 04:04

ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the agtech giant formerly known as Monsanto, on custom blockchain solutions.

Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 22. 01:50

Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption

Africa continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobile money on the continent. Also read: Report: […]

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8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 23:30

8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users

Extensions, also known as plugins, provide a one-click way to customize your web browser. From filtering out offensive words to blocking unwanted ads, there’s a browser extension for that. Cryptocurrency users have a particular need for plugins to enhance their privacy, perform crypto payments in-browser, and check market prices. Whether you use Chrome, Brave, Firefox, […]

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AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 22:15

AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO Jared Rice, former AriseBank CEO, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and could face as much as 20 years in prison.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 20:40

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright Claims to Have Filed 666 Blockchain Patents

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 20:10

Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright Claims to Have Filed 666 Blockchain Patents

The race to file blockchain patents has accelerated lately with one specific firm, Nchain Holdings, attempting to capture hundreds of distributed ledger-related patents. According to reports, self-proclaimed Satoshi – Craig Wright – and his Nchain business claim to have filed 666 patent applications to date, capturing a gigantic portfolio of intellectual property. Also Read: Jeff […]

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MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 18:10

MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI Users of the dollar-backed stablecoin DAI have staked MakerDAO governance tokens in favor of supporting a 4 percent raise to stablecoin fees.

Not Just BNB: Up 120%, Huobi’s Crypto Exchange Coin Is Breaking Out

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 17:35

Not Just BNB: Up 120%, Huobi’s Crypto Exchange Coin Is Breaking Out Huobi Token (HT) is the latest native exchange cryptocurrency to flash more than 100 percent price growth year to date.

New Document Details Ex-QuadrigaCX Law Firm’s Conflict of Interest

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 16:30

New Document Details Ex-QuadrigaCX Law Firm’s Conflict of Interest Law firm Stewart McKelvey had a conflict in representing both QuadrigaCX and its CEO's widow, a new document says.

A Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Is Coming to Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 15:09

A Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Is Coming to Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com is always been on a quest to promote Bitcoin adoption. Our educational resources, forums, newsdesk, and other services reflect that mission on a daily basis. Now our web portal is introducing a feature called Local Bitcoin Cash, a service that facilitates the peer-to-peer trading of local currency for bitcoin cash (BCH). The new service […]

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Bitmain Set to Deploy $80 Million Worth of Bitcoin Miners, Sources Say

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 15:05

Bitmain Set to Deploy $80 Million Worth of Bitcoin Miners, Sources Say Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of crypto mining equipment, is scaling up its capacity to mine bitcoin itself.

Sirin Labs, MyEtherWallet Team Up for Finney Phone Integration

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 14:00

Sirin Labs, MyEtherWallet Team Up for Finney Phone Integration Sirin Labs, developer of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet for an integration aimed to benefit both companies.

Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 13:00

Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory  

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 11:48

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory  

In this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining […]

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Bitcoin Price Charts Echo Pattern Seen Before 2015 Bull Market

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 11:20

Bitcoin Price Charts Echo Pattern Seen Before 2015 Bull Market Bitcoin's 14-month bear market has ended up creating a similar price pattern to one that paved the way for a bull run in 2015.

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 11:00

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.

Mt. Gox Is Taking a Step Towards Paying Out Creditors

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 10:05

Mt. Gox Is Taking a Step Towards Paying Out Creditors The long-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is finally moving toward settling creditors’ accounts in cryptocurrency or cash.

Mt Gox Trustee Approves Creditor Claims Worth Billions

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 10:05

Mt Gox Trustee Approves Creditor Claims Worth Billions The trustee of collapsed crypto exchange Mt. Gox has approved creditors' claims amounting to billions of dollars, but there's a catch.

Ex-NATO Chief, Danish PM Now Advises Blockchain Firm Concordium

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 09:01

Ex-NATO Chief, Danish PM Now Advises Blockchain Firm Concordium A former prime minister of Denmark and secretary-general of NATO has joined blockchain identity startup Concordium as a strategic advisor.

Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 04:35

Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels California startup Lightning Labs released today a new feature to improve usability of the bitcoin payment channel network, lightning.

Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 04:15

Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies

An Indian crypto exchange has launched a program that allows its users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange. Initially, users can lend BTC, USDT, BNB, XRP, and ETH. The CEO of the exchange has shared details about this new offering with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 21. 02:30

Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products Facebook is looking to hire a lead commercial counsel for blockchain to negotiate "partnerships needed to launch new products."

This Short Animation Might Make You Think Twice About Taxes

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 01:30

This Short Animation Might Make You Think Twice About Taxes

A Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporter recently noted that the biggest hindrance to cryptocurrency adoption is tax laws and reporting taxes on digital currency usage. After reading the commentary, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver shared a four-minute video about the subject of taxes in order to spark questions in the minds of people who might not understand […]

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Borderless From Block Collider Is a High-Speed DEX That Unites 5 Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 21. 00:00

Borderless From Block Collider Is a High-Speed DEX That Unites 5 Blockchains

Borderless isn’t like other decentralized exchanges (DEXs). For one thing, it comes with its own blockchain – or rather the Block Collider chain comes with its own DEX. Throw in the ability to perform cross-chain transfers, block times that are 3x faster than Ethereum and no limits on order size, and Borderless would appear to […]

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Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 22:30

Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin Payments startup Square wants to bring on crypto-focused engineers and designers, and may pay them in bitcoin.

WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Money Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 22:00

WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Money Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says Blockchain analytics firms say money laundering accusations against ShapeShift don't match up.

Creditors Committee Formed for Collapsed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 21:15

Creditors Committee Formed for Collapsed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX A creditors' committee has been formed for users of the failed QuadrigaCX exchange, and it includes a former Mt Gox customer.

BCH Is Now Supported by a Large Crypto ATM Network in Switzerland

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 20:55

BCH Is Now Supported by a Large Crypto ATM Network in Switzerland

Cryptocurrency ATM operator Värdex Suisse has introduced BHC support to its devices. The company is a financially regulated entity that provides access to digital assets through its teller machines, POS services and partnerships with retailers in Switzerland and abroad. Also read: American Electronics Giant Avnet Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Bitcoin Cash Available on All […]

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Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 20:30

Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote Tezos – one of the 25 ranking cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – has just concluded its first round of on-chain governance voting.

It’s 2019 and IBM Is Still Trying to Find a Use Case for Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 18:50

It’s 2019 and IBM Is Still Trying to Find a Use Case for Blockchain

IBM claims that six banks will issue stablecoins using its World Wire protocol which is based on the Stellar network. According to the tech giant, three banks have publicly committed to the initiative, and the remainder will reveal themselves soon. The announcement joins the resurgence of blockchain razzmatazz this year that feels eerily similar to […]

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‘I’m Freaking Out’: How It Feels to Hold the Bitcoin Lightning Torch

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 18:00

‘I’m Freaking Out’: How It Feels to Hold the Bitcoin Lightning Torch How does it feel to hold the famous bitcoin lightning torch? Diana Aguilar explains.

Bitcoin-Friendly US Bank Silvergate Now Serves Over 500 Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 16:47

Bitcoin-Friendly US Bank Silvergate Now Serves Over 500 Crypto Companies

Silvergate Bank, headquartered in San Diego as a California state-chartered bank, started its cryptocurrency-related business in 2013. Now over 500 companies from the digital assets industry are using its services as one of the very few “bitcoin-friendly” banks based in the U.S. Also Read: American Electronics Giant Avnet Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Silvergate Files […]

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1confirmation, Canaan Partners Back Startup Pushing New Spin on Airdrops

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 16:00

1confirmation, Canaan Partners Back Startup Pushing New Spin on Airdrops Governance startup Commonwealth, which offers a new twist on token airdrops, has raised $2 million from a group of notable investors.

Lock Up Ether, Get Free Crypto: Twist on Airdrops Attracts Top VCs

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 16:00

Lock Up Ether, Get Free Crypto: Twist on Airdrops Attracts Top VCs Governance startup Commonwealth, which offers a new twist on token airdrops, has raised $2 million from a group of notable investors.

Cryptopia Exchange Resumes Crypto Trading Amid Banking Issues

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 15:00

Cryptopia Exchange Resumes Crypto Trading Amid Banking Issues Cryptopia, the cryptocurrency exchange hit by a major hack in mid-January, has restarted trading of 40 pairs deemed secure.

Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 14:30

Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume

At least 87 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges may have falsified their reported trade volumes, a new study claims. According to a review of the top 100 exchanges by analytics company The Tie, most of the trading volume on the world’s largest crypto trading platforms is suspect. Also read: Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster Suspicious Trading […]

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Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 14:00

Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection Casa has just rolled out radio wave-screening "Faraday bags" as the ultimate cypherpunk accessory for bitcoin hardware wallets.

Blockstream Revamps ‘Green’ Wallet, Adding Security Features and Sidechain Support

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 13:00

Blockstream Revamps ‘Green’ Wallet, Adding Security Features and Sidechain Support Blockchain technology startup Blockstream has revamped its wallet app, adding features that make storing bitcoin more secure and flexible.

Up & Down: BTCP and ABBC Plummet Amid Controversy

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 12:40

Up & Down: BTCP and ABBC Plummet Amid Controversy

Liquidity has shifted away from the top gaining crypto assets, with only six of the week’s 30 top performing markets currently riding 24-hour volume of seven figures or higher in USD. ABBC comprises the most liquid of the week’s top losers, currently ranking as the sixth poorest performing market of the last seven days after […]

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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 12:00

CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters Two crypto benchmark indices from CoinMarketCap launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters and Börse Stuttgart today.

Galaxy Capital-Backed Caspian to Offer Crypto Derivatives Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 11:31

Galaxy Capital-Backed Caspian to Offer Crypto Derivatives Trading Institutional trading and portfolio management platform Caspian is launching trading in cryptocurrency derivatives.

Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Key Price Resistance Over $4K

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 11:00

Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Key Price Resistance Over $4K Bitcoin's bulls need to break key resistance at $4,040 to force a continued rally, the three-day chart indicates.

In the Daily: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office Closed

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 10:35

In the Daily: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office Closed

Intercontinental Exchange has added new coins to its cryptocurrency data feed and we’ve got the details in this installment of The Daily. This edition also features Coincheck’s announcement that it plans to sell its BSV holdings and reimburse users with Japanese fiat currency. Also, Chinese mining giant Bitmain has closed its office in Norway. Also […]

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Polymath, SeriesOne Team Up to Simplify Security Token Issuance

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 10:00

Polymath, SeriesOne Team Up to Simplify Security Token Issuance Polymath has partnered with digital securities fundraising platform seriesOne to offer an “end-to-end” solution for security token issuance.

Binance Now Lets Australians Buy Bitcoin With Cash at Over 1,300 Stores

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 09:00

Binance Now Lets Australians Buy Bitcoin With Cash at Over 1,300 Stores Binance has unveiled a new platform in Australia that allows users to buy bitcoin with cash from 1,300-plus newsagent stores.

American Electronics Giant Avnet Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 20. 08:33

American Electronics Giant Avnet Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a Phoenix, Arizona headquartered technology solutions company, has announced on Tuesday that it is now working with Bitpay to accept cryptocurrency payments for its products and services including bitcoin cash (BCH). Also Read: Bitmain Releases Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor One of the Largest Global Technology Solution Providers on the […]

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$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin, Ether Investors Seek Interest

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 03:55

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin, Ether Investors Seek Interest BlockFi CEO Zac Prince explains in depth how the startup manages the myriad risks of lending and borrowing crypto.

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Crypto Investors Seek Interest

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 03:55

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Crypto Investors Seek Interest BlockFi CEO Zac Prince explains in depth how the startup manages the myriad risks of lending and borrowing crypto.

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin and Ether Investors Seek Interest

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 20. 03:55

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin and Ether Investors Seek Interest BlockFi CEO Zac Prince explains in depth how the startup manages the myriad risks of lending and borrowing crypto.

Switch Between BCH and BTC Effortlessly With the Bitcoin.com Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 23:38

Switch Between BCH and BTC Effortlessly With the Bitcoin.com Wallet

The Bitcoin.com Wallet is a simple cryptocurrency light client that supports bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Since the initial release of the software, there have been 3.7 million noncustodial wallets created and climbing. Now, the latest version of the Bitcoin.com Wallet not only allows users to manage digital assets, but also provides the […]

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Quadrigacx Co-Founder Michael Patryn Is Actually Convicted Fraudster Omar Dhanani

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 21:40

Quadrigacx Co-Founder Michael Patryn Is Actually Convicted Fraudster Omar Dhanani

Quadrigacx co-founder Michael Patryn is actually a convicted criminal who went by the name Omar Dhanani, a Bloomberg report alleges. Dhanani has been previously convicted of identity theft linked to bank and credit card fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. federal prison. He was later deported to Canada. Also read: Spain’s 2gether […]

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Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 21:40

Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster

Quadrigacx co-founder Michael Patryn is actually a convicted criminal who went by the name Omar Dhanani, a Bloomberg report alleges. Dhanani has been previously convicted of identity theft linked to bank and credit card fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. federal prison. He was later deported to Canada. Also read: Spain’s 2gether […]

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This Version of Lode Runner Is Fueled by BCH-Powered SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 19:36

This Version of Lode Runner Is Fueled by BCH-Powered SLP Tokens

On March 18, Portuguese programmer Cláudio Gil revealed the launch of an old 80s video game that uses Bitcoin Cash-based Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens for interactive play. The Lode Runner SLP version is a port of the classic 1983 puzzle-oriented action game that allows people to play using the Badger wallet and non-fungible SLP […]

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Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million in Q4

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2019. Mar. 19. 19:05

Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million in Q4 Silvergate Bank added 59 crypto clients in the fourth quarter, but its deposits from the industry shrank by $123 million.

Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million

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2019. Mar. 19. 19:05

Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million Silvergate Bank added 59 crypto clients in the fourth quarter, but its deposits from the industry shrank by $123 million.

UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications

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2019. Mar. 19. 18:10

UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications The U.K. Parliament has been presented demos of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers.

Nash Is a Decentralized Exchange for Cross-Chain Trading With Fiat Integration

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 17:30

Nash Is a Decentralized Exchange for Cross-Chain Trading With Fiat Integration

90% of all cryptocurrency trading takes place on centralized exchanges. Nash is part of a new breed of exchanges determined to change that. The next generation of decentralized exchanges (DEXs) promise to improve the UX and simplify the trading experience, empowering users to retain custody of their funds without suffering the trade-offs that are normally […]

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Bitcoin’s Share of Total Crypto Market Slips Back Toward 50%

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 15:35

Bitcoin’s Share of Total Crypto Market Slips Back Toward 50% Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of falling below 50 percent for the first time in over 7 months.

Switzerland’s Largest Online Retailer Starts Accepting 10 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 15:20

Switzerland’s Largest Online Retailer Starts Accepting 10 Cryptocurrencies

The largest Swiss online retailer, Digitec Galaxus, has started accepting crypto payments at its two stores. Customers can choose from 10 cryptocurrencies to pay with including BTC, BCH, BNB, ETH, TRX, OMG, and XRP. One of the stores specializes in consumer electronics while the other focuses on everyday needs. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Fortune 500 Tech Firm Avnet Now Accepts Crypto Payments via BitPay

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2019. Mar. 19. 15:00

Fortune 500 Tech Firm Avnet Now Accepts Crypto Payments via BitPay Avnet, one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and services, is now accepting crypto payments through BitPay.

Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 13:28

Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor

Bitmain, the Beijing-headquartered cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially released the Antminer Z11 machine on Tuesday March 19. The new device is designed to mine coins that are based on the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm such as the privacy-focused altcoin zcash (ZEC). Also Read: In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job […]

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Digital Asset Names New CEO to Succeed Blythe Masters

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 13:00

Digital Asset Names New CEO to Succeed Blythe Masters Enterprise blockchain startup Digital Asset has named co-founder Yuval Roos as the company’s new chief executive officer.

BitGo Adds Custody Support for Blockchain Capital’s Security Token

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 12:00

BitGo Adds Custody Support for Blockchain Capital’s Security Token Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo now lets clients compliantly store the BCAP security token from venture capital firm Blockchain Capital.

Bitcoin Faces Minor Price Retreat Amid Increasing Bull Exhaustion

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2019. Mar. 19. 11:00

Bitcoin Faces Minor Price Retreat Amid Increasing Bull Exhaustion Bitcoin is showing signs of buyer exhaustion and could see a minor pullback unless resistance at $4,000 is scaled soon.

In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job

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2019. Mar. 19. 10:55

In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job

In this edition of The Daily we cover the resumption of trading on the hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia, the American digital assets industry’s increased lobbying of politicians, and a wanted ad by the Visa Crypto team. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account Cryptopia Resumes Trading, Plans Rebate The […]

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Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 10:00

Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.

Galaxy Digital Backs $5.25 Million Round for Blockchain Staking Startup

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2019. Mar. 19. 09:00

Galaxy Digital Backs $5.25 Million Round for Blockchain Staking Startup Blockchain staking startup Bison Trails has raised $5.25 million in a series seed funding round backed by investors including Galaxy Digital.

Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 19. 06:55

Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin

A major Australian real estate group is holding a luxury home auction that can be paid for with two cryptocurrencies. There will be a live auctioneer who will call out bids in BTC. The property owner says he wants to keep as many coins as possible. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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Bitmain Launches New Zcash Miner Touting 3 Times More Hashing Power

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 06:00

Bitmain Launches New Zcash Miner Touting 3 Times More Hashing Power Bitmain has unveiled a new miner for the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash, which it says, has three times more hashing power than its predecessor.

Bitmain’s Latest Zcash Miner Claimed to Have Tripled Hashing Power

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 19. 06:00

Bitmain’s Latest Zcash Miner Claimed to Have Tripled Hashing Power Bitmain has unveiled a new miner for the privacy-oriented crypto zcash, which it says, has three times more hashing power than its predecessor.

CNY Inflows Into Crypto Markets Surge After Shanghai Composite Spike

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2019. Mar. 19. 04:45

CNY Inflows Into Crypto Markets Surge After Shanghai Composite Spike

Back in January 2017, China’s financial authorities initiated their first crackdowns against domestic bitcoin exchanges, with a ban on mainland exchanges cryptocurrencies against the yuan coming shortly thereafter. Now, close to two years and three months later, a surge of CNY has been flowing back into the digital currency economy after the Shanghai Composite posting […]

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Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed Over Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claim

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2019. Mar. 19. 02:50

Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed Over Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claim Jeff Garzik has been served a subpoena relating to the ongoing Craig Wright vs. Ira Kleiman lawsuit.

Spain’s 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Is Forced to Cancel Its Mastercard

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2019. Mar. 18. 23:15

Spain’s 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Is Forced to Cancel Its Mastercard

2gether, a Spanish banking platform, has announced the launch of its prepaid Visa debit card that allows holders to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrency. Customers can use the card to make payment in euros or via bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, ethereum, EOS, litecoin and stellar. Also read: Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for […]

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5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 18. 21:10

5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today

Over the last few years, cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs) have proliferated. According to statistics, there are now over 4,400 digital currency dispensing machines worldwide with new models under development. The following ATMs can be purchased today, allowing anyone to deploy a crypto-dispensing kiosk at their local convenience store or tavern. Also read: Why Colombia […]

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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

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2019. Mar. 18. 20:30

CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades Flipside Crypto aims to make its Fundamental Crypto Asset Score as widespread as price-to-earnings ratios for stocks.

Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reduce Staff By Up to 50%

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2019. Mar. 18. 19:21

Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reduce Staff By Up to 50% Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, is halving its staffing levels through voluntary redundancies.

Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing

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2019. Mar. 18. 19:05

Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing

No sooner had the victims of the Christchurch attack fallen than governments were clamoring to mine the tragedy for political capital. Despite the shooting having been live streamed on Facebook, antipodean officials have directed their ire against fringe websites in a desperate bid to control the narrative and criminalize curious civilians. Also read: Bitcoin Cash […]

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Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

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2019. Mar. 18. 17:25

Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures Overstock has put off plans to sell its retail business, delaying a cash infusion for its blockchain ventures.

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 18. 16:53

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims

In January, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the so-called ‘XRP army’ harassing Ryan Selkis, the cofounder of cryptocurrency data startup Messari. A recent data analysis has now alleged that the XRP army of shills is compromised of thousands of bots trying to sway market sentiment across social media channels like Twitter. Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in […]

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IBM Signs 6 Banks to Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar’s XLM Cryptocurrency

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2019. Mar. 18. 16:00

IBM Signs 6 Banks to Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar’s XLM Cryptocurrency Six banks have signed up to issue stablecoins through World Wire, an IBM network built on the Stellar blockchain.

A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 18. 15:00

A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched An experimental service that allows users to pay for futures data from exchanges Kraken and BitMEX via the lightning network is now live.

While Tether Withdraws Claim of USD Backing, Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

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2019. Mar. 18. 14:48

While Tether Withdraws Claim of USD Backing, Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

The controversy surrounding the backing of Tether’s USDT tokens has resurfaced following a recent alteration to the company’s terms of service that now state the reserves backing USDT comprise “traditional currency and cash equivalents and … other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties.” Despite tether’s dominance among stablecoins by market […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

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2019. Mar. 18. 14:30

Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.

Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

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2019. Mar. 18. 13:05

Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows eurozone-based users to spend cryptocurrencies.

In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry

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2019. Mar. 18. 12:45

In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry

In this edition of The Daily we feature two countries that want to promote their positions in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. In the UAE a top banker has stated that keeping up with crypto is crucial to become an international financial hub and in Australia the government is investing in the local industry. Additionally, […]

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Coinbase Pro Has Good and Bad News Regarding Fees for Traders

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 18. 12:25

Coinbase Pro Has Good and Bad News Regarding Fees for Traders Coinbase Pro is changing its fee structure later this week, with bottom tier traders seeing a hike and higher value clients paying less.

An Old Resistance Hurdle Is Back and Could Stall Bitcoin’s Price Rally

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2019. Mar. 18. 11:01

An Old Resistance Hurdle Is Back and Could Stall Bitcoin’s Price Rally Bitcoin's four-week price rally now faces a former support-turned-resistance level that repeatedly capped gains in 2018.

Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account

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2019. Mar. 18. 10:01

Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account

A court in Israel has once again ruled against a local bank which tried to close the account of a cryptocurrency related business without any due cause. This time a Tel Aviv court has determined that a bank can’t refuse to operate an account on behalf of a crypto miner. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court […]

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Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

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2019. Mar. 18. 10:00

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade's mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.

Citi Scraps Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 18. 09:00

Citi Scraps Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency Several years back Citi tested a bank-backed cryptocurrency similar to JPMCoin. The lesson it learned? It's easier to rely on SWIFT.

Citi Has Scrapped Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 18. 09:00

Citi Has Scrapped Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency Several years back Citi tested a bank-backed cryptocurrency similar to JPMCoin. The lesson it learned? It's easier to rely on SWIFT.

Bitcoin’s Price and Network Activity: One is Outpacing the Other

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 18. 06:11

Bitcoin’s Price and Network Activity: One is Outpacing the Other Active addresses on bitcoin's blockchain have increased 20 percent in recent weeks. So, why is the BTC price trading sideways?

Bank of Mexico’s Attempt to Regulate Crypto ‘Is a Disaster,’ Exchange CEO Explains

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2019. Mar. 18. 04:03

Bank of Mexico’s Attempt to Regulate Crypto ‘Is a Disaster,’ Exchange CEO Explains

The long-awaited rules on crypto assets recently published by the central bank of Mexico have caused quite a stir. A local cryptocurrency exchange’s CEO explains to news.Bitcoin.com that “the impact goes beyond the crypto industry.” Calling it “a disaster,” he asserts that the people within the central bank “have really shown their ignorance” about cryptocurrency. […]

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When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

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2019. Mar. 18. 02:00

When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Stablecoins Are Threatened by These Two Major Issues

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2019. Mar. 17. 20:54

Stablecoins Are Threatened by These Two Major Issues

On the heels of recent commentary from the published correspondence between Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd, SEC senior advisor Valerie Szczepanik explained at Austin’s SXSW conference that stablecoins may be violating current securities laws. Also read: Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards Stablecoins May […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrino

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 17. 16:58

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch  Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrino

The developers behind the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) full node Bchd have announced the beta release of the lightweight client Neutrino which is now available for Android phones. The Neutrino protocol is not only exceptionally fast, but the client is considered a privacy-preserving light wallet because it uses a concept called client-side filtering. Also read: New […]

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Crypto Investment App Donut Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 17. 12:30

Crypto Investment App Donut Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding Crypto investment app startup Donut has raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round as the firm prepares to take its beta product live.

In the Daily: Riotx Exchange, Monacoin Hacker, Coinflex Investors

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2019. Mar. 17. 12:01

In the Daily: Riotx Exchange, Monacoin Hacker, Coinflex Investors

In this edition of The Daily we cover a planned U.S. regulated cryptocurrency exchange from Riot Blockchain, the arrest of a hacker in Japan who allegedly stole 15 million yen of monacoin, and a couple of new investors in Coinflex. Also Read: US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro Riotx Exchange Details Riot […]

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How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 17. 11:45

How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool from Amberdata to help avoid costly errors from smart contracts.

PR: CoinAll Lists Fetch.AI and Offers a 350,000 FET Giveaway

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 17. 09:30

PR: CoinAll Lists Fetch.AI and Offers a 350,000 FET Giveaway

On March 2019, CoinAll, the famous cryptocurrency exchange, announced the listing of Fetch.AI and will hold a 7-day celebration to give away 350,000 FET tokens. Fetch.AI has gathered a lot of attention of crypto world since their $6 million token sale in 22 seconds on Binance Launchpad.

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These Cryptocurrency Exchanges Offer Futures Markets on Unreleased Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 17. 04:30

These Cryptocurrency Exchanges Offer Futures Markets on Unreleased Tokens

Officially, Cosmos atoms have yet to reach a cryptocurrency exchange, and until the Cosmos network votes to approve their listing, atoms aren’t tradable anywhere. Unofficially, you can buy and sell Cosmos tokens on half a dozen exchanges already, where the spot prices differ wildly. Welcome to the world of cryptocurrency derivatives, where futures markets can […]

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New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 16. 22:28

New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash

The crypto community has been discussing a new tasking platform fueled by bitcoin cash (BCH) called Lazyfox.io. The platform, developed by Tobias B, a programmer headquartered in Berlin, gives users incentives to answer questions, participate in surveys, and obtain BCH by completing bounties. Also read: Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets Lazyfox Rewards […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Show Improvement and BCH Rallies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 16. 16:18

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Show Improvement and BCH Rallies

Cryptocurrency markets have seen fresh gains over the last 48 hours and digital asset trade volume has spiked considerably. On Saturday, March 16, the entire cryptoconomy has a valuation of roughly $139 billion and global trade volumes are hovering around $33.7 billion. Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright After […]

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In the Daily: $4K Bitcoin, Grin Fund Grows, Cryptopia Wallets Return

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2019. Mar. 16. 13:28

In the Daily: $4K Bitcoin, Grin Fund Grows, Cryptopia Wallets Return

In the first weekend despatch of The Daily, we share some of the exuberance that’s greeted BTC passing the symbolic $4K threshold. We also check up on how the Grin developer fund is going and the progress that Cryptopia exchange is making in returning to full strength in the wake of its hack. Also read: […]

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Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 16. 10:30

Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated exchange in the U.S. to offer crypto banking and trading services.

Caution and Crypto Custody: Convenient Companions

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 16. 09:30

Caution and Crypto Custody: Convenient Companions Crypto custody is more complex than most of us realize, explains Noelle Acheson. Caution is wise, even if it slows institutional involvement.

Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 16. 08:10

Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

A community roadshow has been uniting crypto enthusiasts in several cities in India to share their ideas on the country’s crypto regulation. “The best ones will be included in the report to be submitted to the decision makers amongst the government,” the organizer of the events explained. Also read: Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in […]

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How to Create Your Own Decentralized Prediction Market

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 16. 01:00

How to Create Your Own Decentralized Prediction Market

The decentralized web is hard to use, complain its critics. And to be fair, they’ve had a point up until recently. With improved UX and new layer two solutions built on top of Web3 protocols, however, interacting with these technologies is getting easier. This is particularly evident in the case of prediction markets, where new […]

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Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 22:57

Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright

On March 15, well-known Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik revealed he was subpoenaed by the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida in the infamous Kleiman vs Wright bitcoin lawsuit. The Kleiman family is suing the self-proclaimed Satoshi for roughly 300,000 BTC and Garzik has been served by the court and asked to submit assorted documents and […]

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SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 22:25

SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come The SEC's crypto czar spoke at SXSW, advising blockchain entrepreneurs to engage with regulators early and often.

Paradigm Leads $9 Million Round for Cosmos Creator Tendermint

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 21:01

Paradigm Leads $9 Million Round for Cosmos Creator Tendermint Blockchain interoperability project Tendermint has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round led by tech-focused VC firm Paradigm.

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 20:56

Bchpls.io Platform and a Telegram Tip Bot Now Support SLP Tokens

Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans have been creating and sharing a bunch of customized Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. There’s now a Telegram tip bot, a Twitter tip bot, Badger wallet logo integration, and SLP token support on the payment platform Bchpls.io. Also Read: Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings […]

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‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 19:59

‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back CME says it has "no changes" in store for its bitcoin futures contract, following retrenchment by rival Cboe.

Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 19:10

Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear Ethereum core developers reaffirmed during a meeting today that mining algorithm change "ProgPoW" would be added to a coming hard fork.

Bitcoin Volumes in Venezuela Plummet During Nationwide Blackout

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 18:29

Bitcoin Volumes in Venezuela Plummet During Nationwide Blackout

Venezuelans are having a difficult time as the country’s power grid shut off on March 7, leaving the majority of Venezuelan states with no electricity for well over a week. According to reports on March 14, electricity has been restored throughout most states within the country. However, during the week-long blackout, bitcoin trades on the […]

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I Got the Mark of the Beast – And It Will Hold My Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 17:15

I Got the Mark of the Beast – And It Will Hold My Bitcoin There's a lot of overlap between bitcoiners and body hackers. CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel traveled to Austin, Texas to explore that crossroads and become a bitcoin holding (literally) cyborg.

Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for Now

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 16:38

Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for Now

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has announced that it is dropping any new bitcoin futures contracts this month. The decision may have been necessitated by low trading volumes. Cboe indicated that its CFE futures platform was currently pondering its position on cryptocurrency derivatives trading. Also read: Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules […]

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Bittrex Exchange Nixes RAID Token Sale at 11th Hour

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 16:05

Bittrex Exchange Nixes RAID Token Sale at 11th Hour Bittrex has canceled a $6 million "initial exchange offering" by a crypto project called RAID hours before launch.

Bitcoin Trading Volume Tops $11 Billion For First Time In Nearly a Year

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 14:45

Bitcoin Trading Volume Tops $11 Billion For First Time In Nearly a Year Daily bitcoin trading volumes topped $11 billion Friday, the most seen since April 2018.

In the Daily: Cosmos Expands, Crypto Crime Network, Bittrex Cancels Raid Sale

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 14:34

In the Daily: Cosmos Expands, Crypto Crime Network, Bittrex Cancels Raid Sale

In Friday’s edition of the daily, we begin by examining the rise of Cosmos, which in terms of sheer hype and expectation is this month’s Grin. We also check out anonymous crime reporting system Intelli Network and consider Bittrex International’s decision to cancel its first token sale hours before it was scheduled to start. Also […]

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Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 14:30

Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country's first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft.

Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 12:59

Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules

Capital market regulators in Canada are planning to establish new rules to curb the risks associated with cryptocurrency trading platforms. This follows the sudden death of Gerald Cotten, founder and chief executive officer of crypto exchange Quadrigacx, which led to about $145 million in frozen or missing cryptocurrencies. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down […]

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Strong Bitcoin Volumes Bode Well for Price Breakout

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 11:00

Strong Bitcoin Volumes Bode Well for Price Breakout Bitcoin's current period of price consolidation may end with a bull breakout, price-volume analysis indicates.

Canada Proposes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 10:00

Canada Proposes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Canadian financial regulatory authorities have called for public comment on rules for cryptocurrency exchanges in the country.

Decentralized or Nothing: Song Slams IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW

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2019. Mar. 15. 09:00

Decentralized or Nothing: Song Slams IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW An event at SXSW pitted Blockchain Capital's Jimmy Song against IBM's Chris Ferris in a debate over permissioned vs. permissionless blockchains.

Decentralized or Nothing: Song Duels IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 09:00

Decentralized or Nothing: Song Duels IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW An event at SXSW pitted Blockchain Capital's Jimmy Song against IBM's Chris Ferris in a debate over permissioned vs. permissionless blockchains.

Stellar Foundation Hires Mozilla Exec as Its New CEO

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 08:00

Stellar Foundation Hires Mozilla Exec as Its New CEO The Stellar Foundation has hired former Mozilla exec Denelle Dixon to be its new CEO as founder Jed McCaleb moves to a tech role.

Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty, Given 2.6-Year Suspended Sentence

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2019. Mar. 15. 07:00

Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty, Given 2.6-Year Suspended Sentence Mark Karpeles, former CEO of now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been found guilty and given a suspended sentence of 2.6 years.

Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 15. 07:00

Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was found innocent of embezzlement in a Tokyo court, but received a suspended sentence for manipulating data.

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 06:25

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Mark Karpeles, CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been sentenced by the Tokyo District Court. The court convicted him of record tampering but found him not guilty of embezzlement. He received a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency: Separating Hype from Reality

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 04:30

Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency: Separating Hype from Reality

Pick an industry – any industry – and you can virtually guarantee that AI will have been hailed as its next big thing. The cryptocurrency sector is no different, with many of 2017’s ICOs shoehorning the concept into their whitepapers somewhere in a bid to appear “cutting edge” and in touch with the zeitgeist. But […]

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 03:12

Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]

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How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 15. 01:45

How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

Bitcoin transactions are not anonymous but users can still add a layer of privacy by using different addresses and other techniques to confuse blockchain surveillance. However, a de-anonymization method known as a dust attack is on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterize a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify […]

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Gatecoin Crypto Exchange to Shut Down on Court’s Orders

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2019. Mar. 15. 01:00

Gatecoin Crypto Exchange to Shut Down on Court’s Orders Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin will shut down and enter liquidation.

Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected

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2019. Mar. 15. 00:15

Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected

A statement issued by the People’s Government of Yiling District, Yichang has revealed that Chinese officials have been the target of a ransomware email attack in recent days. Also Read: Late Quadrigacx CEO Used Personal Funds to Fulfill Withdrawals Chinese Government Officials Face Ransomware Attack A statement issued by a Chinese provincial government website has […]

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Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Some Fascinating Findings

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 22:45

Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Some Fascinating Findings

Cryptocurrency supporters have been discussing an early version of the original Bitcoin source code that surfaced this week. An old forum post and mailing list letter written by Satoshi suggests there was a private version of the code distributed to a few people before the launch of the network on Jan. 3, 2009. Also Read: […]

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Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 22:45

Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings

Cryptocurrency supporters have been discussing an early version of the original Bitcoin source code that surfaced this week. An old forum post and mailing list letter written by Satoshi suggests there was a private version of the code distributed to a few people before the launch of the network on Jan. 3, 2009. Also Read: […]

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Cboe Puts Breaks on Bitcoin Futures Listing

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2019. Mar. 14. 22:34

Cboe Puts Breaks on Bitcoin Futures Listing Cboe said it would not add a new bitcoin futures market for March, citing a need to review how it approaches the space.

Cboe Exchange Puts Breaks on Bitcoin Futures Listing

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 22:34

Cboe Exchange Puts Breaks on Bitcoin Futures Listing Cboe said it would not add a new bitcoin futures market for March, citing a need to review how it approaches the space.

Cboe Exchange Puts Brakes on Bitcoin Futures Listing

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 22:34

Cboe Exchange Puts Brakes on Bitcoin Futures Listing Cboe said it would not add a new bitcoin futures market for March, citing a need to review how it approaches the space.

Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial Difficulty

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 21:15

Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial Difficulty

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has said it is shutting down citing financial difficulty. The exchange suffered a $2 million hack in 2016 and hasn’t been able to recover the funds. However, Gatecoin blames a registered French payment service provider for paralyzing its operations. The payments company allegedly duped the exchange out of an unspecified […]

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Digital Asset Loses Another Exec and a High-Profile Board Member

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 20:45

Digital Asset Loses Another Exec and a High-Profile Board Member Wall Street superstar Sallie Krawchek has quietly left the board of Digital Asset, and the manager of the firm's DAML product has returned to banking.

Digital Asset Loses a Manager and a High-Profile Board Member

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 20:45

Digital Asset Loses a Manager and a High-Profile Board Member Wall Street superstar Sallie Krawchek has quietly left the board of Digital Asset, and the manager of the firm's DAML product has returned to banking.

IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 19:45

IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies' legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.

Tel Aviv Court Gives Moshe Hogeg 30 Days to Settle $4M Lawsuit

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 19:45

Tel Aviv Court Gives Moshe Hogeg 30 Days to Settle $4M Lawsuit

Moshe Hogeg, the co-founder and chairman of venture capital investment fund Singulariteam, and the alleged head of Stox Technologies, has been given 30 days to settle with a Chinese investor. The disgruntled investor has brought a 17 million Israeli new shekels (approximately $4.23 million) lawsuit against Hogeg for allegedly misappropriating several million dollars worth of […]

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MakerDAO Weighs Fourth Fee Hike as DAI Stablecoin Remains Below $1

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 19:15

MakerDAO Weighs Fourth Fee Hike as DAI Stablecoin Remains Below $1 MakerDAO token holders could soon be voting on another proposal to increase fees on the loans that issue new holdings of the stablecoin DAI.

Quoine Found Liable for Wrongfully Reversing BTC Trades in Singaporean First

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 18:15

Quoine Found Liable for Wrongfully Reversing BTC Trades in Singaporean First

In the first Singaporean legal dispute involving BTC, Singapore-registered cryptocurrency exchange Quoine has been found to have wrongfully reversed seven trades placed by market maker B2C2 during April 2017. The ruling has been made following four months of proceedings. Also Read: Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal Quoine Held Liable for Reversing Trades Selling 309 […]

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US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 16:45

US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank. The Russian bank was allegedly involved in Venezuela’s attempts to bypass financial sanctions using the petro. Also Read: In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates US Sanctions Evrofinance The […]

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Spanish Stock Exchange to Go Live With Blockchain Collateral Pledge Certificates

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 16:29

Spanish Stock Exchange to Go Live With Blockchain Collateral Pledge Certificates Spain's largest stock exchange expects to go live by the end of 2019 with a blockchain-based system for certifying collateral pledges.

Bitfury Integration to Bring Bitcoin Lightning Payments to More Merchants

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2019. Mar. 14. 15:30

Bitfury Integration to Bring Bitcoin Lightning Payments to More Merchants Bitfury Group has partnered with business payments processor HadePay to bring lightning network-based bitcoin payments to merchants.

Suite of Crypto Services to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 15:20

Suite of Crypto Services to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Nasdaq and Bcause have announced that a suite of new cryptocurrency services will be offered via the Nasdaq Financial Framework. These services include crypto mining and custody solutions, as well as spot and derivatives trading. They are expected to attract a broad range of users including “a new breed of investors wanting to participate in […]

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Republican Leader McCarthy Proposes Blockchain Transparency in Government

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2019. Mar. 14. 14:30

Republican Leader McCarthy Proposes Blockchain Transparency in Government Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has called for an exploration to see if blockchain can make the U.S. government more efficient and transparent.

Late Quadrigacx CEO Used Personal Funds to Fulfill Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 13:45

Late Quadrigacx CEO Used Personal Funds to Fulfill Withdrawals

Jennifer Robertson, the widow of late Quadrigacx chief executive officer Gerry Cotten, has revealed that customer withdrawals were processed using personal funds in a statement published yesterday. The document also indicates that law firm Stewart McKelvey has withdrawn from representing Quadrigacx during the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act process due to “potential” conflicts of interest. Also […]

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Tether Says Its USDT Stablecoin May Not Be Backed By Fiat Alone

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 13:20

Tether Says Its USDT Stablecoin May Not Be Backed By Fiat Alone Tether has updated the terms on its website, saying that its dollar-pegged USDT stablecoin may not be backed 100 percent by fiat reserves.

Thai Stock Exchange Building Digital Assets Platform for 2020 Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 13:00

Thai Stock Exchange Building Digital Assets Platform for 2020 Launch The Stock Exchange of Thailand has confirmed it's building a digital assets platform that it expects to launch next year.

Azure Integration Opens Blockchain Firm Kaleido to 80% of Cloud Market

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2019. Mar. 14. 12:00

Azure Integration Opens Blockchain Firm Kaleido to 80% of Cloud Market Kaleido's blockchain solution now works on Microsoft Azure as well as AWS, giving it access to most of the cloud infrastructure market.

In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 11:50

In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates

In this edition of The Daily we cover a regulated exchange that is starting to list security tokens, a new tool for accountants serving cryptocurrency users, and Coinbase linking its platform and wallet app in addition to adding XLM trading on Coinbase Pro. Also Read: Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use It for Payments […]

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Bitcoin Trades Flat While Altcoins Tease Bull Breakout

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2019. Mar. 14. 11:10

Bitcoin Trades Flat While Altcoins Tease Bull Breakout Bitcoin's struggle for direction continues amid growing signs of a bull reversal in alternative cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrencies Pose Risks to Banks, Warns Basel Committee

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 10:01

Cryptocurrencies Pose Risks to Banks, Warns Basel Committee The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has warned that the growth of cryptocurrencies poses a number of risks to banks.

Markets Update: BTC Longs Hit New Low for 2019, ETH Longs Test ATH

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 09:41

Markets Update: BTC Longs Hit New Low for 2019, ETH Longs Test ATH

In recent market action, BTC shorts have increased by 20% during the last two weeks, while longs have continued to slide for the fourth straight week to consistently post lower lows for 2019 so far. In other markets, ETH shorts have dropped by nearly 50% while longs have pushed into new all-time highs, and LTC […]

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Court Rules Quoine Exchange Liable for Reversing Bitcoin Trades Worth Millions

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 09:30

Court Rules Quoine Exchange Liable for Reversing Bitcoin Trades Worth Millions A Singapore court has ruled crypto exchange Quoine liable for reversing trades for a total of 3,092 bitcoin by market maker B2C2.

Crypto Platform DX.Exchange Adds Secondary Trading of Security Tokens

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 08:15

Crypto Platform DX.Exchange Adds Secondary Trading of Security Tokens DX.Exchange, a crypto platform that soft-launched in January, has added support for secondary trading of security tokens. 

Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 05:00

Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer The community behind privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has recently decided to fund its third full-time developer.

Crypto Mogul Moshe Hogeg’s ICOs Have Unusual Patterns, Analysis Finds

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 14. 03:20

Crypto Mogul Moshe Hogeg’s ICOs Have Unusual Patterns, Analysis Finds Controversy looms overhead as Israeli entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg promote's Sirin Labs' blockchain phone.

Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 14. 01:54

Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly approved the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The main purposes of these portals are to screen tokens, perform due diligence, ensure project consistency with its whitepaper, and verify the know-your-customer process. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval First […]

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A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Now Officially Live

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 23:10

A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Now Officially Live A new proof-of-stake blockchain called the Cosmos Hub has just launched on mainnet.

A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Officially Live

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 23:10

A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Officially Live A new proof-of-stake blockchain called the Cosmos Hub has just launched on mainnet.

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 22:20

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Over the last few months, a number of cryptocurrency wallet and exchange providers have joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The foundation aims to improve digital currency operability because it believes the user experience (UX) for cryptocurrencies is poor and the majority of wallets cannot handle payment requests between wallets. On March 12, a […]

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Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 21:30

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro Coinbase Pro has added support for Stellar lumens, the payments-oriented cryptocurrency started by Ripple co-founder Jed McCaleb.

You Can Now Pre-Order This $15,000 Crypto-Powered Beer Vending Machine

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 20:30

You Can Now Pre-Order This $15,000 Crypto-Powered Beer Vending Machine Decentralized identity startup Civic is rolling out a new product: beer vending machines that can verify ID.

You Can Pre-Order This $15,000 Crypto-Powered Beer Vending Machine

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 20:30

You Can Pre-Order This $15,000 Crypto-Powered Beer Vending Machine Decentralized identity startup Civic is rolling out a new product: beer vending machines that can verify ID.

Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto Market

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 20:15

Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto Market

The Basel Committee has laid out guidelines for banks that plan to enter the cryptocurrency market. While outlining the supposed threats posed by crypto assets in terms of financial stability, the committee has said it expects banks that are going to have direct exposure to the crypto industry to be prudent in their approach. As […]

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QuadrigaCX Widow: CEO Mixed Personal Funds with Failed Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 19:49

QuadrigaCX Widow: CEO Mixed Personal Funds with Failed Crypto Exchange The late CEO of QuadrigaCX used his own cash to make exchange customers whole during a legal dispute with a bank, his widow said.

QuadrigaCX Widow: CEO Mixed Personal Funds with Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 19:49

QuadrigaCX Widow: CEO Mixed Personal Funds with Crypto Exchange The late CEO of QuadrigaCX used his own cash to make exchange customers whole during a legal dispute with a bank, his widow said.

Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use Crypto for Payments

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 18:10

Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use Crypto for Payments

A recent survey has found that the majority of cryptocurrency owners rarely use it for making payments. One somewhat unexpected reason postulated for this is that some people are still nervous about making cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Only 30% Use Crypto as Currency The Foundation […]

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Coinbase Completes First OTC Crypto Trade Directly From ‘Cold’ Storage

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 18:00

Coinbase Completes First OTC Crypto Trade Directly From ‘Cold’ Storage Coinbase Custody has just completed its first over-the-counter (OTC) trade directly out of cold, or offline, storage.

The Long Relationship Between In-Game Gold and Bitcoin Continues to Thrive

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 15:40

The Long Relationship Between In-Game Gold and Bitcoin Continues to Thrive

Most people understand that cryptocurrencies like BTC can be traded for dollars, euros, yen, and a wide variety of nation-state issued currencies. However, they may not realize that virtual items like in-game gold from popular role-playing games (RPGs) like Runescape, Guild Wars, and World of Warcraft have been sold for bitcoins since 2012. Also read: […]

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The New York Times Is Planning to Experiment With Blockchain Publishing

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 15:00

The New York Times Is Planning to Experiment With Blockchain Publishing According to a new job posting, the Times is looking for someone to help "design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers."

Thailand’s Securities Watchdog Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 15:00

Thailand’s Securities Watchdog Approves Country’s First ICO Portal The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light to the country's first portal for scrutinized token sales.

Nasdaq Licenses Tech to a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Crypto Trading and Mining

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 14:35

Nasdaq Licenses Tech to a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Crypto Trading and Mining Bcause LLC, a "full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem" startup, will use Nasdaq tech to support spot and derivatives markets.

DTCC: Security Tokens Should Be Made to Meet Existing Regulatory Rules

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 14:15

DTCC: Security Tokens Should Be Made to Meet Existing Regulatory Rules The DTCC has laid out guidelines for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities, aimed at market participants and regulators.

US Treasury Sanctions Russian Bank Over Links to Venezuela’s Petro

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 13:00

US Treasury Sanctions Russian Bank Over Links to Venezuela’s Petro The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Moscow-based bank over its role in financing Venezuela’s controversial petro token.

Polychain, DCG Invest in Crypto Futures Exchange CoinFLEX

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 12:15

Polychain, DCG Invest in Crypto Futures Exchange CoinFLEX Venture capital firms Polychain and Digital Currency Group have invested an undisclosed sum in cryptocurrency futures exchange CoinFLEX.

Bitcoin Price Trapped in Key Make-or-Break Trading Range

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Trapped in Key Make-or-Break Trading Range Bitcoin is trapped in a key trading range for the 13th week, with a break above the upper edge needed to confirm a longer-term bull reversal.

Don’t Count on Decentralization to Rule Crypto Out as Security: VanEck Exec

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 10:30

Don’t Count on Decentralization to Rule Crypto Out as Security: VanEck Exec VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs has questioned whether being "sufficiently decentralized" means a crypto is not a security, as suggested by SEC execs.

Coinbase.com Users Can Now Send Crypto Directly to Firm’s Wallet App

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 09:05

Coinbase.com Users Can Now Send Crypto Directly to Firm’s Wallet App Coinbase.com is now allowing users to directly transfer their cryptocurrency holdings to accounts in the firm’s Wallet app.

It’s Getting Harder to Send Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch – Here’s Why

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 08:00

It’s Getting Harder to Send Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch – Here’s Why An experiment pushing the boundaries of crypto payments, bitcoin's Lightning Torch is suffering liquidity issues due to its success.

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 07:55

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

The Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for grams, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this […]

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Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 05:45

Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Crypto Exchanges

The central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. They “essentially stipulated that they wouldn’t authorize any cryptocurrency to be offered by regulated financial companies.” Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for […]

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4 Crypto Assets Break Above Key Moving Average, Leaving Bitcoin Behind

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 05:30

4 Crypto Assets Break Above Key Moving Average, Leaving Bitcoin Behind A few well-known cryptocurrencies are currently trading above their 200-day moving averages, which is widely considered to be a sign of a healthy market, yet the long lime market leader bitcoin is not.

Auscoin Exchange Suspended After Arrest of Sam Karagiozis

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 03:58

Auscoin Exchange Suspended After Arrest of Sam Karagiozis

27-year-old Sam Karagiozis has been named as the individual arrested on March 7 following raids carried out by the Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and Australian Federal Police. The arrest resulted in the suspension of the licenses of two cryptocurrency exchanges that Karagiozis is involved with including his controversial nationwide cryptocurrency ATM network, […]

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73-Year-Old Investor Marc Faber Makes First Ever BTC Purchase

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 02:15

73-Year-Old Investor Marc Faber Makes First Ever BTC Purchase

In a recent interview with Cash, renowned stock market analyst and investor Marc Faber revealed that he purchased BTC for the first time during late February. The 73-year-old noted that a conversation with the chief executive officer of Xapo, Wences Casares, sealed the deal. Also Read: Up & Down: Large Volume for Today’s Gainers, ENJ […]

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Abra Crypto Wallet Now Stores Real Ether, Not Just ‘Synthetic’ Version

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 13. 01:05

Abra Crypto Wallet Now Stores Real Ether, Not Just ‘Synthetic’ Version Cryptocurrency wallet provider Abra is now letting users deposit and withdraw ether directly from its app.

Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 13. 00:10

Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding

The sustained bear market has hit cryptocurrency miners hard and stalled the incredible growth experienced by hardware manufacturers that service the industry. It seems that investors are still willing to pour significant money into the business, however, judging by Canaan Creative’s latest raise. Also Read: In the Daily: Amun Funding, Coinsource ATM, Etoro Wallet Canaan […]

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Developer Launches Mturk Alternative ‘Taskopus’ Powered by Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 22:05

Developer Launches Mturk Alternative ‘Taskopus’ Powered by Bitcoin Cash

On March 11, the creators of the Freelanceforcoins platform announced the launch of a new crowdsourcing market called Taskopus. The standalone application is similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace but anyone can participate, payouts are near instantaneous and bitcoin cash (BCH) is used for settlement due to the chain’s low network fees. Also read: Ledger […]

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Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 20:20

Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock Exchange

Invesco, an American investment management company that is traded on the S&P 500, has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting companies operating in the distributed ledger technology sector. The blockchain ETF will track nearly 50 companies that stand to benefit from growth in the distributed ledger technology industry including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Apple. […]

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 20:15

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to allow for broader participation in its network. Discussed Tuesday during a meeting of project managers working on the world’s second-largest blockchain, Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057, also known as Progressive Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW), has been long debated. […]

Ripple’s Xpring Helps Launch a $100 Million Fund for Game Developers

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 18:50

Ripple’s Xpring Helps Launch a $100 Million Fund for Game Developers Xpring, Ripple's grant network for developers, has partnered with gaming startup Forte to create a $100 million fund to support game devs.

Ripple’s Xpring Helps Launch $100 Million Fund for Game Developers

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 18:50

Ripple’s Xpring Helps Launch $100 Million Fund for Game Developers Xpring, Ripple's grant network for developers, has partnered with gaming startup Forte to create a $100 million fund to support game devs.

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 18:45

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

On March 12, the cryptocurrency and blockchain legislative advocacy group Coincenter published correspondence between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd. The letter explains that Clayton and the SEC’s staff analysis confirms that Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies are not subject to securities laws. Also read: Cointext Adds the Ability […]

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Up & Down: Large Volume for Today’s Gainers, ENJ and COSM Among Losers

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2019. Mar. 12. 16:30

Up & Down: Large Volume for Today’s Gainers, ENJ and COSM Among Losers

In today’s market action, several of the day’s top 20 gainers have seen eight-figure trade volume over the last 24 hours including GRS, VIA, DMT, and CVC. When looking at the worst performing markets, ENJ and COSM command the largest volume of the day’s top losers. Also Read: Old School Altcoins Can’t Stop Popping High […]

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IBM Quietly Enters Crypto Custody Market With Tech Designed for Banks

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2019. Mar. 12. 16:30

IBM Quietly Enters Crypto Custody Market With Tech Designed for Banks IBM and Shuttle Holdings will launch a digital asset custody service this month for banks and enterprises that want to store crypto for their clients.

Binance’s Trust Wallet Adds Support for XRP, Credit Card Payments

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2019. Mar. 12. 16:02

Binance’s Trust Wallet Adds Support for XRP, Credit Card Payments Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s official wallet, Trust Wallet, has added support for XRP and credit card payments.

Active Development for Most Bitcoin Forks Evaporates

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 14:42

Active Development for Most Bitcoin Forks Evaporates

A report published by Electric Capital has estimated that the number of developers working on public cryptocurrencies has doubled since January 2018. The research found that Ethereum has the largest development team of all established crypto assets, with 216 developers contributing to its codebase each month on average. Also Read: EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has […]

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SEC Chair Clayton Affirms Agency’s Stance Ether Is No Longer a Security

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2019. Mar. 12. 14:32

SEC Chair Clayton Affirms Agency’s Stance Ether Is No Longer a Security In a new letter, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his view that some digital assets may not qualify as securities anymore, even if they might have once.

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 13:30

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its digital asset industry.

In the Daily: Amun Funding Round, Coinsource Two-Way ATM, Etoro Wallet

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2019. Mar. 12. 12:35

In the Daily: Amun Funding Round, Coinsource Two-Way ATM, Etoro Wallet

In this edition of The Daily we cover a funding round by a Swiss startup that lists crypto instruments on the SIX exchange, an expansion of the Coinsource ATM network using a new business practice, and a new feature added to the Etoro wallet. Also Read: Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Services Amun […]

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EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 12:30

EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms Blockchain adoption will be led by permissioned platforms focused on specific use cases or user bases, according to a new EU report.

Bitcoin Will Soon See ‘Bull Cross’ in First Since Since August 2018

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Will Soon See ‘Bull Cross’ in First Since Since August 2018 A widely-followed bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time in seven months.

Bitcoin Will Soon See ‘Bull Cross’ in First Since August 2018

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Will Soon See ‘Bull Cross’ in First Since August 2018 A widely-followed bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time in seven months.

Old School Altcoins Can’t Stop Popping

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2019. Mar. 12. 10:40

Old School Altcoins Can’t Stop Popping

Viacoin. Groestlcoin. Steem. Enjin. Civic. Long forgotten altcoins and dormant shitcoins have been having a fun week. Left, right, and center altcoins have been popping off, producing 100%+ gains for those fortunate to have been holding a bag. The question on many traders minds is whether these movements are isolated events or evidence of something […]

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Top Korean Actor Invests in Blockchain Seafood Trade Startup

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 10:20

Top Korean Actor Invests in Blockchain Seafood Trade Startup South Korean actor and businessman Bae Yong-joon has invested an undisclosed sum in blockchain-based seafood trade startup Seamon.

Korean Actor Invests in Blockchain Seafood Trade Startup

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 10:20

Korean Actor Invests in Blockchain Seafood Trade Startup South Korean actor and businessman Bae Yong-joon has invested an undisclosed sum in blockchain-based seafood trade startup Seamon.

Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 09:00

Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, has acquired a 5.1 percent equity stake in blockchain banking startup Bankorus.

Bitcoin Mining Firm Canaan Raises Funds in ‘Hundred Million Dollars’

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 07:00

Bitcoin Mining Firm Canaan Raises Funds in ‘Hundred Million Dollars’ Canaan Creative, the maker of Avalon miners has raised hundred million U.S. dollars in a new funding round, which values the firm at over $1 billion.

Avalon Miner Maker Raises Funds in ‘Several Hundred Million Dollars’

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 07:00

Avalon Miner Maker Raises Funds in ‘Several Hundred Million Dollars’ Canaan Creative, the maker of Avalon miners has raised hundred million U.S. dollars in a new funding round, which values the firm at over $1 billion.

Avalon Miner Maker Canaan Raises ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in New Funding

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 07:00

Avalon Miner Maker Canaan Raises ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in New Funding Canaan Creative, the maker of Avalon miners, has closed a significant funding round, valuing the firm at over $1 billion, according to a report.

EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in India

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 06:40

EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in India

An EY executive who recently visited India and met with a number of government agencies has voiced his opinion about the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. He believes that bitcoin has no practical use, is just another “foreign” currency, and its widespread adoption could be “very damaging to the global economy.” Also read: SEC […]

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The SEC’s Crypto Czar Is Hitting the Road – And She Wants to Meet You

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 12. 03:05

The SEC’s Crypto Czar Is Hitting the Road – And She Wants to Meet You The SEC is visiting cities around the U.S. to meet with crypto startups about token offerings and solicit feedback on existing regulations.

Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 02:30

Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

The battle of the hardware wallets is heating up. At this weekend’s MIT Bitcoin Expo in Boston, Charles Guillmet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, presented a number of physical attacks that could be executed against Trezor hardware wallets. He also outlined an attack on their rival’s device that Ledger has refrained from making public because […]

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Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 12. 00:01

Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto Transactions

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has appointed U.S. cybersecurity company Ciphertrace to help with compliance monitoring of crypto assets. Ciphertrace will be expected to keep track of transactions that pass through local crypto exchanges and digital wallets including ICOs, screening for potential money laundering and terrorism financing violations. Also read: Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts […]

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How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 21:50

How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Year

Some of the most well known banks in the world are also the biggest money launderers. The recent Troika Laundromat affair added another $8 billion to the trillions financial institutions wash every year. Over $2 trillion is laundered annually by criminals who utilize various ways to hide money in banks, which are often complicit or […]

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IBM Scores Deal With US Credit Union Group to Use Hyperledger Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 20:45

IBM Scores Deal With US Credit Union Group to Use Hyperledger Blockchain Credit union consortium CULedger will use IBM's Hyperledger Fabric, in addition to several other blockchains it's been working with.

‘Facebook Coin’ Could Generate Billions in Revenue: Barclays Analyst

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 19:45

‘Facebook Coin’ Could Generate Billions in Revenue: Barclays Analyst A note from Barclays analyst Ross Sandler sketches out how much Facebook might gain from developing its own cryptocurrency.

Cointext Adds the Ability to Pay Bitpay Invoices Using SMS

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 17:22

Cointext Adds the Ability to Pay Bitpay Invoices Using SMS

Cointext, the cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to send bitcoin cash (BCH) by SMS, has been steadily adding regional support and so far has captured 42 countries. Now Cointext has added the ability to utilize the BIP70 protocol so users can pay Bitpay invoices using the wallet’s text messaging capabilities. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Fans […]

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Owner of Burj Khalifa, World’s Largest Building, Plans ICO

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 16:30

Owner of Burj Khalifa, World’s Largest Building, Plans ICO Emaar Group, which owns the Burj Khalifa, is developing a "community token" for a loyalty program, with an ICO planned next year.

Owner of Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building, Plans ICO

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 16:30

Owner of Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building, Plans ICO Emaar Group, which owns the Burj Khalifa, is developing a "community token" for a loyalty program, with an ICO planned next year.

Mining Pool Splits $300K Ether Fee With Accidental Sender

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 15:30

Mining Pool Splits $300K Ether Fee With Accidental Sender Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool has verified the accidental sender of an unusually high miners' fee and agreed to split the amount.

Deutsche Börse, Swisscom Team Up to Build Digital Asset ‘Ecosystem’

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 14:40

Deutsche Börse, Swisscom Team Up to Build Digital Asset ‘Ecosystem’ Deutsche Börse has partnered with telecoms and IT provider Swisscom and fintech firm Sygnum to build solutions for the digital assets space.

A Blockchain ETF Is Launching on the London Stock Exchange Today

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 13:45

A Blockchain ETF Is Launching on the London Stock Exchange Today Investment management firm Invesco is launching a blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the London Stock Exchange on Monday.

In the Daily: Monero Upgrade, Revolut Auto Exchange, SETL Administration

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 13:20

In the Daily: Monero Upgrade, Revolut Auto Exchange, SETL Administration

In this edition of The Daily we cover the latest protocol upgrade to privacy coin monero (XMR), a new feature for traders using Revolut, and the blockchain-based corporate settlements platform SETL appointing administrators for the business. Also Read: Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Services Monero Undergoes Protocol Upgrade The Monero development team has […]

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Kakao’s Blockchain Arm Raises $90 Million in Private Token Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 12:30

Kakao’s Blockchain Arm Raises $90 Million in Private Token Sale Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of South Korea's Kakao, has raised $90 million in a private coin offering, Bloomberg says.

Indian Crypto Exchange Wazirx Taking Auto-Matching P2P Services Global

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 11:25

Indian Crypto Exchange Wazirx Taking Auto-Matching P2P Services Global

Cryptocurrency exchange Wazirx is expanding globally. “While India has a banking ban,” the CEO of the exchange told news.Bitcoin.com, “we realized there’s banking trouble in a lot more countries.” Over 40 cryptocurrencies will be available to all major countries, with the exchange’s auto-matching P2P services to launch one country at a time based on user […]

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A Bitcoin Bull Market Is Still $350 Away

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 11:00

A Bitcoin Bull Market Is Still $350 Away Bitcoin needs to print a higher high above $4,236 to confirm a long-term bullish reversal, technical charts suggest.

SIX Exchange May List XRP Exchange-Traded Product in Two Months

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 10:00

SIX Exchange May List XRP Exchange-Traded Product in Two Months Swiss stock exchange SIX will soon list an XRP-based ETP from Amun AG, with other crypto products planned for later in 2019.

Swiss Exchange to List XRP Exchange-Traded Investment Product

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 10:00

Swiss Exchange to List XRP Exchange-Traded Investment Product Swiss stock exchange SIX will soon list an XRP-based ETP from Amun AG, with other crypto products planned for later in 2019.

Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Service

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 09:55

Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Service

Lack of access to custodians that institutional investors know and trust is seen as a major hurdle for growing the sector. Thankfully, the demand has caused a flurry of companies to enter the business, with the latest being online bank Swissquote. Also Read: UK Regulator: 3% of Brits Have Bought Cryptocurrency Swissquote to Use Services […]

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PR: Blockchain Day at RISK 2019

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2019. Mar. 11. 09:30

PR: Blockchain Day at RISK 2019

The international conference RISK 2019 to give host to Blockchain enthusiasts and experts on the second day of the conference in Laško, SloveniaREAL security d.o.o. the organizer of annual RISK conference 2019, the largest IT security event in Adriatics is proud to present their first blockchain technology event – Blockchain Day, which will be held on the second day of the conference on 21st of March 2019, at the congress center of Thermana Park Lasko in Slovenia.

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Samsung Unveils Cryptocurrency Wallet, Dapps for Galaxy S10 Phone

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 09:00

Samsung Unveils Cryptocurrency Wallet, Dapps for Galaxy S10 Phone Samsung Electronics has revealed the cryptocurrency wallet and first official dapps for the S10 phone, and there's a notable absentee.

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 08:00

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole Ethereum's ProgPoW proposal may appear to minimize the ASIC advantage, but it isn't as democratizing as claimed, argue Dovey Wan and Martina Long.

Markets Update: BNB, LTC, and XLM Pop, Top Cryptos Consolidate

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 07:30

Markets Update: BNB, LTC, and XLM Pop, Top Cryptos Consolidate

This past week’s action has seen most leading markets produce little volatility, with the cryptocurrency meta-trend appearing to comprise consolidation while traders wait to see whether BTC can break above $4,000 for the third time in 2019. However, among the top 10 crypto assets by market cap, LTC, XLM, and BNB have been able to […]

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Niall Ferguson Retracts Critical Appraisal of Crypto and DLT

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 06:45

Niall Ferguson Retracts Critical Appraisal of Crypto and DLT

Prominent British historian and author of ‘The Ascent of Money,’ Niall Ferguson, has retracted the pessimistic assertions that he had previously made with regards to the prospective utilities for Bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. The comments come one month after Ferguson was announced as an advisor to the stablecoin Ampleforth. Also Read: How to Use […]

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Texas Representative Wants to Ban the Anonymous Use of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 11. 04:20

Texas Representative Wants to Ban the Anonymous Use of Cryptocurrency

A Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, Phil Stephenson, has just introduced a bill that would require residents of the state to identify themselves if they wish to use cryptocurrencies. H.B. No. 4371 details that individuals who send and receive digital currencies must be known. Although, if the user happens to use a […]

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Venezuelan Economist: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Good’ Money, Bolivars Are Not

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 11. 01:00

Venezuelan Economist: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Good’ Money, Bolivars Are Not The adoption of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela could contribute to economic recovery, argues one local economist.

Bitcoin Cash Fans Start ‘Torch Passing’ Ceremony With a Non-Divisible Token

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 20:50

Bitcoin Cash Fans Start ‘Torch Passing’ Ceremony With a Non-Divisible Token

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been passing around a different kind of ‘LN Trust Chain’ across forums and social media. The social experiment for passing digital value has taken a different path to the Lightning Torch because people can share the non-divisible SLP Torch onchain for fractions of a penny. Also read: How to Use […]

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How to Use Bitcoin When the Apocalypse Hits

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 17:45

How to Use Bitcoin When the Apocalypse Hits

When the world collapses and society splinters into factions fighting for the scraps, you’ll want to keep your friends close and your crypto closer. Whatever the cause of the fallout, economic disaster is certain. Fiat currency will be the first to falter, leaving gold, bitcoin and barter as the only surviving means of exchange. Here’s […]

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China’s Wenzhou Residents Bolster the Idea of a ‘Blockchain Village’

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 15:20

China’s Wenzhou Residents Bolster the Idea of a ‘Blockchain Village’

According to regional reports from China, a village located within the Wenzhou, Zhejiang region called Yuedong has been gathering attention due to its receptiveness toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In consonance with social media posts on Weibo, roughly 60 percent of the residents in Yuedong know about cryptocurrencies and many of the villagers have invested […]

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In the Daily: Colorado Digital Token Act, ITI Funds Crypto Index, Fortress Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 12:40

In the Daily: Colorado Digital Token Act, ITI Funds Crypto Index, Fortress Blockchain

In this edition of The Daily we cover new legislation that could make Colorado more attractive to digital businesses and token issuers, the launch of a new cryptocurrency index fund, and the latest miner to succumb to crypto winter. Also Read: UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency Colorado Digital Token Act The […]

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Up and Down: RVN Plateaus, ENJ and COSM Surge

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 10:40

Up and Down: RVN Plateaus, ENJ and COSM Surge

RVN currently comprises the 23rd top gaining asset of the past week following a dramatic rally to test resistance at the prior all-time high (ATH). In other market action, a dramatic influx of volume has propelled COSM and ENJ to top of the gainers list. Meanwhile, the week’s top losers appear to predominantly comprise illiquid […]

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The Virtuous Circle of Market Data

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 10. 09:30

The Virtuous Circle of Market Data The growth of data analytics is about more than extracting insights from bits and bytes – it’s about the role of markets, argues Noelle Acheson.

Bitcointopia Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 10. 07:15

Bitcointopia Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners

The founder of a scheme called Bitcointopia to sell land in the U.S. state of Nevada to bitcoiners has admitted in a federal court that some land was not his to sell. Previously arrested for selling BTC to an undercover agent through Localbitcoins, he also pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed money transmitting business. Also […]

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US Marshals Seeks New Recruit to Dispose of Seized Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 23:40

US Marshals Seeks New Recruit to Dispose of Seized Crypto

The U.S. Marshals is looking to hire an individual who can manage cryptocurrencies for the Asset Forfeiture Division. Over the last few years, the law enforcement agency has seized thousands of bitcoins from a variety of investigations. Now the Marshals are in need someone who is competent enough to handle matters like wallet creation, managing […]

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Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone Awry

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 21:30

Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone Awry

Market making and over-the-counter trading firm GSR Markets is taking legal action against lawyer Diana McDonald, who is accused of pocketing $2 million from a $4 million BTC transaction in which she acted as an escrow. Also Read: In the Daily: Bitcoin Begging, NEM Foundation Fights to Survive, Huobi Prime GSR Markets Sues Lawyer Over […]

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Two Australian Crypto Exchange Licenses Suspended Following Arrest

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 19:22

Two Australian Crypto Exchange Licenses Suspended Following Arrest

Two Australian cryptocurrency exchanges have been suspended by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) following raids conducted by the Australian Federal Police in Melbourne. The raids resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old who has been described as a “key member” of both exchanges. Also Read: P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela […]

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Nakamoto Game Brings Transparent Blockchain Lottery to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 17:20

Nakamoto Game Brings Transparent Blockchain Lottery to Bitcoin Cash

There’s a new bitcoin cash lottery that uses the BCH blockchain as an oracle to provide true provable fairness in the game. Participants toss BCH into a pot and if the last few digits of the user’s transaction ID matches the target block’s hash they win the jackpot. Also read: UN Panel: North Korea Hacked […]

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In the Daily: Bitcoin Begging, NEM Foundation Fights to Survive, Huobi Prime

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 15:07

In the Daily: Bitcoin Begging, NEM Foundation Fights to Survive, Huobi Prime

In the first weekend edition of The Daily, we examine the biting effects of crypto winter, which might have frozen out ETH scambots, but hasn’t prevented the penurious from panhandling for crypto by more direct means. We also look at the latest restructuring of the NEM Foundation, which has faced the full force of the […]

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Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts Offering Institutional Investor Services

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 13:20

Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts Offering Institutional Investor Services

Fidelity Investments’ new cryptocurrency arm is now up and running. The unit, Fidelity Digital Assets, began operations earlier this quarter but didn’t make any noise about it. It has already started offering trade execution and crypto custody services to institutional investors such as hedge funds and private wealth management firms. Also read: UN Panel: North […]

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Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for Operating ‘Fraudulent Pyramid Scheme’

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 11:25

Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for Operating ‘Fraudulent Pyramid Scheme’

On March 8, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced that officials have indicted two of the top leaders of the notorious Onecoin project. The prosecutors charged Onecoin cofounders Konstantin Ignatov and Ruja Ignatova with a slew of charges in connection with defrauding investors. Konstantin Ignatov […]

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JP Morgan’s Stablecoin: A Feat of Engineering or Marketing?

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 09. 10:40

JP Morgan’s Stablecoin: A Feat of Engineering or Marketing? Upon first examination, JPM coin is an exciting Wall Street development, but the reality is more complicated, writes Kadena's Ben Jessel.

Most Popular Cryptocurrencies in India According to Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 09. 03:10

Most Popular Cryptocurrencies in India According to Exchanges

Several Indian crypto exchanges have shared data with news.Bitcoin.com on the most traded cryptocurrencies on their platforms so far this year. Crypto enthusiasts in India have been buying and selling a wide range of cryptocurrencies despite the central bank’s roadblock which stops crypto exchanges from accessing banking services. Also read: Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation […]

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NEM Foundation Charts Path Forward After $8 Million Rescue, Major Cutbacks

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 23:15

NEM Foundation Charts Path Forward After $8 Million Rescue, Major Cutbacks The NEM Foundation is mapping out its survival plans in real time after a funding injection of roughly $8 million last month.

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 08. 22:30

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade

On March 8, London-based exchange Voltaire announced a new incentive for registered traders that provides the ability to earn BCH during each trade executed on the platform. According to Voltaire, which bases all of its exchange paired denominations in BCH, users will earn 0.2 percent of each trade and will be paid in bitcoin cash. […]

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German Finance Ministry Calls for Regulated Blockchain Securities Market

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 22:00

German Finance Ministry Calls for Regulated Blockchain Securities Market The German Ministry of Finance has recommended that the country recognize and regulate blockchain securities.

SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Sees No Need for National Blockchain Policy

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 20:45

SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Sees No Need for National Blockchain Policy SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has pushed back on the Digital Chamber of Commerce's "national action plan" for blockchain.

SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Sounds Note of Caution About National Action Plans

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 20:45

SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Sounds Note of Caution About National Action Plans Commissioner Hester Peirce offered caveats about nationally coordinated efforts at a D.C. blockchain conference.

UN Panel: North Korea Hacked $571M From Asian Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 08. 20:25

UN Panel: North Korea Hacked $571M From Asian Crypto Exchanges

The U.N. Security Council has heard that North Korea uses cyberattacks and blockchain technology to evade economic sanctions and obtain foreign currency. Through hacking, the reclusive Republic has raked in around $670 million in foreign exchange and cryptocurrency, a panel of experts told the Security Council’s North Korea sanctions committee, ahead of the council’s annual […]

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Your Guide to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Events at SXSW 2019

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 20:00

Your Guide to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Events at SXSW 2019 There's an official blockchain and cryptocurrency track at SXSW this year. Here are the events that stand out.

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Developers

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 18:30

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Developers The creator of the world's second largest blockchain proposed today on Twitter a new norm for the ecosystem – a flat wallet fee of 1 gwei.

P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 08. 18:30

P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

During the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela. Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Struggle to Surpass Upper Resistance

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 08. 16:30

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Struggle to Surpass Upper Resistance

Cryptocurrency markets have been looking more optimistic but many digital assets are still struggling to surpass upper resistance in order to move forward. On Friday, March 8, trade volumes have increased, showing a quick spurt of renewed energy but market indicators suggest there a few more hurdles ahead. Also read: An In-Depth Look at Ethereum’s […]

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A Multibillion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Based on ‘Lies’: US Arrests Alleged OneCoin Leader

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2019. Mar. 08. 16:28

A Multibillion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Based on ‘Lies’: US Arrests Alleged OneCoin Leader Konstantin Ignatov, one of the heads of the infamous OneCoin pyramid scheme, has been arrested on wire fraud charges.

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Blockchain Smart Contracts

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2019. Mar. 08. 15:30

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Blockchain Smart Contracts The Commerce Committee of the U.S. state of Connecticut has filed a new bill that would authorize the commercial use of blockchain smart contracts.

Universal Protocol Alliance Launches Interest-Paying Stablecoin UPUSD

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2019. Mar. 08. 15:00

Universal Protocol Alliance Launches Interest-Paying Stablecoin UPUSD

A consortium of blockchain companies including Bittrex International, Brave, Cred, and Bitgo is launching a new stablecoin. Universal Protocol Alliance’s Universal Dollar (UPUSD) is a dollar-pegged token whose holders will earn interest, just like a regular savings account. The consortium has announced ambitious plans to launch UPUSD in Africa and Latin America first, to attract […]

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Swissquote Bank Launching ‘Nuke Proof’ Crypto Custody

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2019. Mar. 08. 14:00

Swissquote Bank Launching ‘Nuke Proof’ Crypto Custody Online banking group Swissquote is launching a custody service that will see crypto keys stored in an ex-military bunker.

In the Daily: Pro-Crypto Presidential Candidate, Kleros and Ethfinex Partner, Hardware Wallet Updates

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2019. Mar. 08. 13:12

In the Daily: Pro-Crypto Presidential Candidate, Kleros and Ethfinex Partner, Hardware Wallet Updates

In Friday’s roundup of news from across the cryptosphere, we look at the rise of U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his acceptance of cryptocurrency donations. We also detail a new partnership between Kleros and Ethfinex that will see the Ethereum-based exchange utilize crowdsourced jurors to govern token listings. Finally, we round up news from […]

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Facebook Blockchain Job Openings Top 20 Amid Staffing Spree

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2019. Mar. 08. 13:00

Facebook Blockchain Job Openings Top 20 Amid Staffing Spree Facebook's careers website now lists 20 open positions related to blockchain technology in a wide range of areas.

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 12:15

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel A U.N. Security Council panel has linked North Korea to millions lost in cryptocurrency hacks, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Bulls Need Progress Soon as Bitcoin Stalls at Price Hurdle

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2019. Mar. 08. 11:00

Bulls Need Progress Soon as Bitcoin Stalls at Price Hurdle Bitcoin's repeated failure to beat resistance at $3,900 is a slight cause of concern for the bulls.

Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Price Hurdle But Bull Outlook Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 11:00

Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Price Hurdle But Bull Outlook Intact Bitcoin's repeated failure to beat resistance at $3,900 is a slight cause of concern for the bulls.

Revolut App Now Lets Users Auto-Trigger Cash and Crypto Exchanges

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2019. Mar. 08. 10:30

Revolut App Now Lets Users Auto-Trigger Cash and Crypto Exchanges Mobile finance app Revolut has launched a new feature allowing users to preset automatic cash and crypto exchanges at a target rate.

Japanese Finance Giant Nomura Invests in Smart Contract Auditing Startup

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2019. Mar. 08. 09:00

Japanese Finance Giant Nomura Invests in Smart Contract Auditing Startup Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.

Enjin coin Crypto Soars 70% on Samsung Partnership Confirmation

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2019. Mar. 08. 07:00

Enjin coin Crypto Soars 70% on Samsung Partnership Confirmation Gaming crypto Enjincoin (ENJ) is up 78 percent after news reports earlier today that confirmed a partnership with Samsung Electronics.

Enjin Coin Crypto Soars 70% on Samsung Partnership Reports

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 07:00

Enjin Coin Crypto Soars 70% on Samsung Partnership Reports Gaming crypto Enjincoin (ENJ) is up 78 percent after news reports earlier today of a confirmed partnership with Samsung Electronics.

Enjin Coin Soars 70% After Crypto Project Says It’s a Samsung Partner

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 08. 07:00

Enjin Coin Soars 70% After Crypto Project Says It’s a Samsung Partner Enjincoin (ENJ) is up 78 percent after the crypto gaming project said it has an official partnership with Samsung for its new S10 phone.

Former Bitmain Employees May Find Refuge in a Spinoff Startup Called Matrix

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 08. 06:20

Former Bitmain Employees May Find Refuge in a Spinoff Startup Called Matrix

According to regional reports, members of Bitmain Technologies and other connected subsidiaries like Copernicus are starting an offshoot company called Matrix. It is not officially known yet just what Matrix will do but some sources allege that the new spinoff will offer cryptocurrency lending services, an over-the-counter (OTC) desk, and custody solutions. Also read: Survey […]

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Ethereum Block Count Spikes As Difficulty Bomb Diffuses on Schedule

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2019. Mar. 08. 05:00

Ethereum Block Count Spikes As Difficulty Bomb Diffuses on Schedule Block creation numbers on the ethereum blockchain are back on the rise after a successful roll out of the Constantinople and St. Petersburg hard forks.

Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 23:05

Social Investment Platform Etoro Launches in 30 US States

Social investment and trading platform Etoro has announced the launch of its platform and cryptocurrency wallet in 30 U.S. states and two territories. In America, users will have access to invest in BTC and 12 other cryptocurrencies at launch, with more to be added throughout the year. The Etoro wallet will initially support bitcoin core, […]

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LedgerPrime Raises $12 Million for Crypto Quant Trading

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2019. Mar. 07. 22:30

LedgerPrime Raises $12 Million for Crypto Quant Trading LedgerPrime, a crypto trading firm led by ex-Wall Street whizzes, has closed on $12 million of capital and secured commitments for another $8 million.

Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish on the Future of Cryptos

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 21:00

Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish on the Future of Cryptos

It’s been a long crypto winter, but according to a recent survey, consumers and investors are still positive about the long term value of leading cryptocurrencies. Researchers from the FINRA-registered broker Sharespost emphasize that people have recently become more optimistic about digital assets and plan to increase their holdings. Also read: An In-Depth Look at […]

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Fidelity Crypto Chief Says Hard Fork May Delay Firm’s Support for Ethereum

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 19:15

Fidelity Crypto Chief Says Hard Fork May Delay Firm’s Support for Ethereum Fidelity's crypto trading and custody business is live and supporting bitcoin, but adding ether might take a while.

MakerDAO Token Holders Approve Cost Increase for DAI Stablecoin Users

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 18:55

MakerDAO Token Holders Approve Cost Increase for DAI Stablecoin Users Votes have been cast in overwhelming support of increasing borrowing fees to the dollar-backed stablecoin dai.

MakerDAO Token Holders Approve Fee Increase for Ethereum Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 18:55

MakerDAO Token Holders Approve Fee Increase for Ethereum Stablecoin Votes have been cast in overwhelming support of increasing borrowing fees to the dollar-backed stablecoin dai.

UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 17:30

UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two reports on consumer attitudes and awareness to crypto assets in the country. The research includes qualitative interviews and a national survey of 2,132 British consumers. Also Read: In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina 3% of Brits Report Buying Crypto Assets The number of […]

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Ex-Bitmain Bitcoin Cash Staffers Form Startup to Lend and Trade Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 17:00

Ex-Bitmain Bitcoin Cash Staffers Form Startup to Lend and Trade Crypto A startup formed by former Bitmain employees will offer crypto custody, OTC trading and lending.

73% of UK Consumers Say They Don’t Know What Cryptocurrency Is

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 16:00

73% of UK Consumers Say They Don’t Know What Cryptocurrency Is Three-quarters of U.K. consumers don't know what a cryptocurrency is or can't define it, according to a survey by the nation's financial regulator.

This New Hardware Wallet Fits Into a Smartphone SIM Tray

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 15:20

This New Hardware Wallet Fits Into a Smartphone SIM Tray

On March 5, a new hardware wallet was unveiled by U.S. tech startup Vaulttel that fits inside a mobile phone’s SIM tray. According to the manufacturer, the Intellichip SIM card uses state of the art encryption while also providing biometric authentication. Also read: 4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs to Accept Bitcoin Cash The Vaulttel Intellichip […]

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Kraken Crypto Exchange Poaches a Sony Studio Head for Marketing Push

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 15:00

Kraken Crypto Exchange Poaches a Sony Studio Head for Marketing Push Kraken has hired Matt Mason, most recently a studio head at Sony Pictures, as the crypto exchange's first chief marketing officer.

Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 31 US States

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 14:00

Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 31 US States eToro has launched a new platform that allows users in the U.S. to trade 13 cryptocurrencies, with a full exchange to come later in the year.

Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 32 US States

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 14:00

Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 32 US States eToro has launched a new platform that allows users in the U.S. to trade 13 cryptocurrencies, with a global exchange to come later in the year.

City of Denver to Pilot Blockchain Voting App in Coming Elections

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 14:00

City of Denver to Pilot Blockchain Voting App in Coming Elections The U.S. city of Denver plans to utilize a blockchain system from a firm called Voatz to store and track votes in its May municipal elections.

Canada Tax Agency Poses Probing Questions to Cryptocurrency Owners

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 13:15

Canada Tax Agency Poses Probing Questions to Cryptocurrency Owners

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has sent an extremely detailed questionnaire to citizens it believes to be in possession of cryptocurrency. Those suspected of failing to disclose the full extent of their holdings have been asked whether they use a cryptocurrency mixing service, and if so, why. They’ve also been asked to provide the full […]

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EOS-Powered Private Blockchain Studio StrongBlock Raises $4 million

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 13:00

EOS-Powered Private Blockchain Studio StrongBlock Raises $4 million Private blockchain studio StrongBlock – founded by former execs from Block.one, the company behind EOS – has raised $4 million.

Three Price Resistance Levels to Beat for Bitcoin’s Bulls

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 11:30

Three Price Resistance Levels to Beat for Bitcoin’s Bulls Bitcoin still needs to beat several key resistance levels to confirm a longer-term bull reversal.

ConsenSys Targets Crypto Privacy and Adoption With New Investments

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 11:00

ConsenSys Targets Crypto Privacy and Adoption With New Investments ConsenSys Ventures has invested $1.15 million in blockchain privacy startup Ligero and an undisclosed amount in crypto exchange PDAX.

PR: ClinicAll Revolutionizes the Healthcare Industry With Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 10:30

PR: ClinicAll Revolutionizes the Healthcare Industry With Blockchain

These days, the most revolutionary and demanded invention with many ways of application is Blockchain. Many people believe Blockchain is only about cryptocurrencies and the methods we deal with money. But what if we told you it is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of medicine? Large enterprises, growing businesses, and ambitious startups are continually introducing Blockchain solutions into healthcare, making great progress in this industry. The fact is, this technology doesn’t heal patients and isn’t used as a remedy against incurable diseases, but it excellently solves crucial problems found in the modern healthcare system.

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Blockchain Settlement Startup SETL Has Filed for Bankruptcy

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 10:01

Blockchain Settlement Startup SETL Has Filed for Bankruptcy Blockchain infrastructure provider SETL has filed for bankruptcy in the U.K., CoinDesk has learned.

Blockchain Firm SETL Seeks Buyer After Filing for Insolvency

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 10:01

Blockchain Firm SETL Seeks Buyer After Filing for Insolvency Blockchain infrastructure provider SETL has filed for insolvency in the U.K., saying it's seeking a buyer for its CSD business.

Colorado Lawmakers Eye Blockchain Tech for Water Rights Management

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 09:00

Colorado Lawmakers Eye Blockchain Tech for Water Rights Management Lawmakers in Colorado want the state to study the potential of blockchain technology in water rights management.

Binance’s Crypto BNB No Longer Tracks Bitcoin – And That’s a Big Deal

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 08:10

Binance’s Crypto BNB No Longer Tracks Bitcoin – And That’s a Big Deal The price trend of Binance Coin is significantly deviating from that of bitcoin and other well known cryptos as it continues to see rapid gains.

In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 08:01

In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina

In this edition of The Daily we cover an exchange that offers cryptocurrency investors access to tokenized ETFs based on major indices, a response from Chainalysis to the recent outcry against blockchain surveillance services abusing customer data, and a program to support startups by Binance Labs in Argentina. Also Read: Israel Securities Authority Wants a […]

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1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 05:25

1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

A new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created by a prestigious financial institution.” Also […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Will Tokenize Equity on R3’s Corda Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 07. 01:59

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Will Tokenize Equity on R3’s Corda Blockchain Swiss stock exchange operator Six Group has selected R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain platform for the security token market it is building.

Kaspersky: Bitcoin Needs Less Government Control and More Collaboration

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 07. 01:11

Kaspersky: Bitcoin Needs Less Government Control and More Collaboration

Russian cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky has said cryptocurrencies can be a success, but only if governments stop trying to control them or alternatively when all countries unite under a single global government. However, the billionaire does not believe Bitcoin will replace the existing financial system despite the currency’s “great” qualities. Also read: Startup Company Sets […]

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Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses for BTC

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 22:55

Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses for BTC

Turkish real estate agency Antalya Homes has sold nine properties to date using bitcoin core, mostly to foreign buyers. The houses cost a minimum of €30,000 each (~$33,900) said the agency, which also accepts bitcoin cash, ethereum, stellar, ripple, litecoin and tether. Also read: Nordea Bank Faces Allegations of Laundering Russian Millions ‘Crypto Purchases of […]

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse on JPM Coin: Other Banks Won’t Use It

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 21:45

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse on JPM Coin: Other Banks Won’t Use It Ripple's CEO gave JPMorgan qualified praise for developing its own cryptocurrency before dismissing the product's usefulness.

4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 20:50

4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Japan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, […]

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4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 20:50

4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Japan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, […]

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Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners’ Gross Margins Grew 39% in February

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 18:39

Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners’ Gross Margins Grew 39% in February

Mining operations that process SHA-256 coins like BTC and BCH saw revenues slashed due to the bear market lows at the end of 2018. Revenues continued to fall into the new year, but over the last few weeks, network hashrates have been climbing again. A report published on March 4 details that even though mining […]

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UNICEF Explores Blockchain to Improve Internet for ‘Every School’ in Kyrgyzstan

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 18:30

UNICEF Explores Blockchain to Improve Internet for ‘Every School’ in Kyrgyzstan International children's charity UNICEF is exploring how blockchain technology could be used to help connect local schools in Kyrgyzstan to the Internet.

ConsenSys-Backed Civil Tries Again on Newsroom Token Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 17:00

ConsenSys-Backed Civil Tries Again on Newsroom Token Launch The ConsenSys-backed ethereum startup Civil is launching its CVL token today to kickstart an ambitious journalism project.

Israel Securities Authority Wants a Dedicated Token Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 16:36

Israel Securities Authority Wants a Dedicated Token Exchange

An Israel Securities Authority (ISA) committee tasked with examining the regulation of crypto coin offerings has submitted its final recommendations today, March 6. They include the option of creating a dedicated platform for trading digital assets. Also Read: In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange Regulating Coin Offerings in Israel The […]

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to Test Blockchain Legal Tender

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 16:10

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to Test Blockchain Legal Tender The ECCB is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency in preparation for a planned full rollout.

SWIFT Teams Up With Major Banks, SGX to Trial Blockchain Voting

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 15:00

SWIFT Teams Up With Major Banks, SGX to Trial Blockchain Voting Financial messaging giant Swift has teamed up with Singapore Exchange and several major banks to trial a DLT platform for shareholder voting.

Onchain Stablecoin Transactions Remain Low Despite Surge in Trade Volume

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 14:40

Onchain Stablecoin Transactions Remain Low Despite Surge in Trade Volume

Despite many stablecoins ranking among the top 20 most traded crypto assets by monthly volume, a recent report has shown that there are few onchain transactions conducted using these fiat-pegged tokens. Also Read: Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP DAI Sees Significant Onchain Usage Of the established stablecoins, DAI has recorded the largest […]

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New Crypto Hardware Wallet Fits Your Phone’s SIM Card Slot

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 13:00

New Crypto Hardware Wallet Fits Your Phone’s SIM Card Slot U.S.-based startup VaultTel has launched a tiny cryptocurrency hardware wallet that sits in the SIM tray of mobile phones.

Argentinian Government to Invest in Binance-Backed Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 12:00

Argentinian Government to Invest in Binance-Backed Blockchain Startups The government of Argentina is set to match investments in local blockchain startups taking part in Binance Labs' incubator program.

Argentinian Government to Invest in Blockchain Projects Backed by Binance Labs, LatamEx

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 12:00

Argentinian Government to Invest in Blockchain Projects Backed by Binance Labs, LatamEx The government of Argentina is set to match investments in local blockchain startups taking part in Binance Labs' incubator program.

In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 11:15

In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange

In this edition of The Daily we cover the next step in the crypto strategy of the Opera browser, a new tax reporting tool for major cryptocurrency investors from EY, a response from Coinbase’s former surveillance partner Elliptic, and an update on hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia. Also Read: Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash […]

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Bitcoin Eyes $4K After Erasing Monday’s Price Losses

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 11:00

Bitcoin Eyes $4K After Erasing Monday’s Price Losses With bitcoin's quick reversal of the losses seen on Monday, the technical charts are again pointing to a rally to $4,000.

New Security Token Exchange ABE Wants to Bring Back Small-Cap IPOs

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 10:00

New Security Token Exchange ABE Wants to Bring Back Small-Cap IPOs A new security token trading venture is coming out of stealth mode with a novel strategy to help small U.S. companies go public at a lower cost.

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Ethereum ETP for Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 09:00

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Ethereum ETP for Trading Swiss stock exchange SIX Group has listed an ethereum-based exchange-traded product (ETP) backed by Amun.

Ethereum Investment Vehicle Now Live on Swiss Stock Exchange SIX

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 09:00

Ethereum Investment Vehicle Now Live on Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Swiss stock exchange SIX Group has listed an ethereum-based exchange-traded product (ETP) backed by Amun.

Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 06:40

Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP

Switzerland’s SIX stock exchange has announced the launch of an ETH exchanged-traded product. March 5 comprised the first trading day for the ETP, which is backed by Swiss company Amun AG. The launch comes one month after SIX announced its intention to launch a blockchain-powered exchange during the second half of this year. Also Read: […]

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A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance Companies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 04:20

A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance Companies

Blockchain analysis is big business. The U.S. government alone has spent $6 million on transaction mapping tools, while cryptocurrency exchanges routinely partner with compliance companies that promise to track and trace the origin of customer funds. Hated by many bitcoiners, blockchain forensics is a controversial field with a plethora of players. The following analysis shines […]

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Coinbase Now Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 03:15

Coinbase Now Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data The Coinbase reputation crisis continues, this time with questions related to how the company plans to use customer data.

Coinbase Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 03:15

Coinbase Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data The Coinbase reputation crisis continues, this time with questions related to how the company plans to use customer data.

Markets Update: Top Cryptos Reclaim Support as RVN Rallies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 06. 01:20

Markets Update: Top Cryptos Reclaim Support as RVN Rallies

The leading cryptocurrency markets are attempting to reclaim the losses incurred during Tuesday’s dip, with many crypto assets having rebounded to currently trade above last week’s support zone. In other market action, RVN has been among the top performing markets of the last fortnight, up 145% since Feb. 24. Also Read: Blockfi Launches Interest Bearing […]

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People Are Paying Bitcoin to Send Weird and Wild Messages Into Space

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 06. 00:40

People Are Paying Bitcoin to Send Weird and Wild Messages Into Space You’re not sure where it will end up exactly or who will actually read it. But you type up a message, pay a couple of cents in bitcoin and click the “send” button. Your message zips through space – yes, space – then is broadcast out of a satellite, blanketing the world. The result? A […]

Blockfi Launches Interest Bearing Savings Accounts for Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 20:40

Blockfi Launches Interest Bearing Savings Accounts for Cryptocurrencies

On March 4, cryptocurrency-backed USD lending platform Blockfi announced the launch of a new savings program called the Blockfi Interest Account (BIA). Having started as a private beta service, BIAs are now available to the public who can store bitcoin core (BTC) and ethereum (ETH) and receive 6 percent annual interest, paid monthly in cryptocurrency. […]

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MakerDAO Opens Token Holder Vote on Fee Hike for Ethereum Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 19:20

MakerDAO Opens Token Holder Vote on Fee Hike for Ethereum Stablecoin With the DAI's dollar-peg "almost at a breaking point," governance token holders are considering whether to raise the "Dai Stability Fee."

PR: Austrian ANON Blockchain Summit Attracts Billion Dollar Businesses

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 18:30

PR: Austrian ANON Blockchain Summit Attracts Billion Dollar Businesses

The inaugural ANON Blockchain Summit Austria will be held April 2-3, featuring Microsoft, IBM, Alibaba Cloud and Accenture plus other big names, with the aim of putting Vienna’s vibrant blockchain scene on the map.

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How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 18:05

How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

Since the latest Electron Cash SLP version release and the newly published Badger Wallet extension, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been creating an abundance of tokens. Because the tokens are so simple to develop, BCH enthusiasts have created tokens for fun, giving them names like ‘XRP Cash,’ ‘Doge Cash,’ and even ‘BSV Cash.’ The following […]

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Court Gives QuadrigaCX 45-Day Extension in Search for Crypto Millions

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 17:55

Court Gives QuadrigaCX 45-Day Extension in Search for Crypto Millions A judge has given QuadrigaCX another month and a half to locate the $140 million of crypto owed to the exchange's customers.

TrueUSD Stablecoin to Add ‘Real Time’ Monitoring of Dollar Backing

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 17:00

TrueUSD Stablecoin to Add ‘Real Time’ Monitoring of Dollar Backing TrustToken has announced a new partnership that it says will allow a "real-time" view of the U.S. dollars backing its TrueUSD token.

BlockFi Now Offers a Crypto Deposit Account With Compound Interest

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 13:45

BlockFi Now Offers a Crypto Deposit Account With Compound Interest Cryptocurrency lending startup BlockFi has launched a deposit account that it says provides 6.2 percent compound interest annually.

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 12:40

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, formerly called BTC-e, may have been used to launder illicit gains from the SamSam ransomware, according to PwC.

In the Daily: Circle Acquisition, Tagomi Funding Round, Tradingview Crypto Index

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 11:40

In the Daily: Circle Acquisition, Tagomi Funding Round, Tradingview Crypto Index

In this edition of The Daily we cover a few examples of the evolving institutional crypto investment world. Circle has completed an acquisition of a regulated broker, cryptocurrency prime brokerage Tagomi closed a $12 million funding round, and charting portal Tradingview added a crypto index. Also Read: Tron Partners With Tether to Launch TRC20-Based Stablecoin […]

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Bitcoin Seeking Gains After Retaking Key Price Support

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 11:10

Bitcoin Seeking Gains After Retaking Key Price Support Bitcoin has returned above crucial support at $3,700 and could bounce higher if it can defend that level going forward.

Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month at Kraken Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 11:00

Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month at Kraken Crypto Exchange Crypto Facilities, which provides futures data to CME, saw its own trading volume jump five-fold after being acquired by Kraken.

EY Aims to Make It Easier to Calculate Crypto Taxes With New Tool

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 10:00

EY Aims to Make It Easier to Calculate Crypto Taxes With New Tool The professional services giant has launched a product to help clients automate their cryptocurrency accounting and tax calculations.

Coinbase Severs Ties With Hacking Team Members While Data-Sharing Backlash Intensifies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 09:35

Coinbase Severs Ties With Hacking Team Members While Data-Sharing Backlash Intensifies

Coinbase has been trending on crypto Twitter all week, but for all the wrong reasons. The #DeleteCoinbase hashtag has circulated on account of the dubious practices of Neutrino, the blockchain surveillance team it acquired. Now, the California-based exchange has bowed to public pressure and severed ties with key members of the Neutrino team. Also read: […]

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Dash Core Group to Lay Off Staff in ‘Crypto Winter’ Cost-Cutting Effort

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 09:15

Dash Core Group to Lay Off Staff in ‘Crypto Winter’ Cost-Cutting Effort The company behind cryptocurrency project Dash is to reduce its staffing levels in a cost-cutting effort brought on by the bear market.

Crypto Custodian BitGo Exaggerated Insurance Coverage, Underwriter Claims

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 08:10

Crypto Custodian BitGo Exaggerated Insurance Coverage, Underwriter Claims An underwriter of BitGo’s $100 million crypto insurance policy says the custodian described it in a misleading way.

Underwriter Claims Crypto Custodian BitGo Exaggerated Insurance Coverage

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 08:10

Underwriter Claims Crypto Custodian BitGo Exaggerated Insurance Coverage An underwriter of BitGo’s $100 million crypto insurance policy says the custodian described it in a misleading way.

Indian Supreme Court Advocate Says Cryptocurrencies Cannot Be Regulated

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 07:35

Indian Supreme Court Advocate Says Cryptocurrencies Cannot Be Regulated

A supreme court advocate has explained the limitations of the Indian government’s power to regulate cryptocurrency, determining that the court should not get involved. Meanwhile, the crypto community awaits the government’s regulatory framework and the supreme court hearing of the petitions against the banking ban by the central bank. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Bitcoin Miners Are Investing Again, Expecting a Cheap Power Boom Soon

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 05:30

Bitcoin Miners Are Investing Again, Expecting a Cheap Power Boom Soon Bitcoin miners in China are betting that abundant water this summer will make their business profitable again.

Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 05. 02:14

Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar Coinbase is parting ways with Neutrino employees who worked at Hacking Team following a customer backlash.

Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash, Claims Founder

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 05. 00:40

Tribeos Ad Platform Will Bring Commerce to Bitcoin Cash, Claims Founder

A new digital advertising marketplace called Tribeos aims to launch during Q3 of 2019 with ambitious plans to leverage the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Matt Gallant, chief executive officer of Tribeos, who explained that the platform will provide the BCH chain with a “ton of commerce.” Also read: An In-Depth […]

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Bitcoin’s MACD Prints Strongest Bull Signal In Over a Year

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 23:00

Bitcoin’s MACD Prints Strongest Bull Signal In Over a Year Bitcoin's MACD histogram is registering its highest value since January of 2018, which suggests bitcoin's price may have already bottomed out.

Tron Partners With Tether to Launch TRC20-Based Stablecoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 22:30

Tron Partners With Tether to Launch TRC20-Based Stablecoin

Tether (USDT), the seventh most valuable crypto asset by market cap, has shrugged off attempts by newer stablecoins to usurp it. Now, a new version of tether is coming to the Tron network. Also Read: Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash Fiat Trading Pairs Tether to Trade on Tron Tron is officially partnering with Tether […]

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Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 21:15

Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, developers have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves.

Travala.com’s Cryptocurrency Gateway Provides Travel to 82,000 Destinations

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 20:25

Travala.com’s Cryptocurrency Gateway Provides Travel to 82,000 Destinations

Members of the cryptocurrency community can now book rooms in over 550,000 properties worldwide by utilizing the accommodation and hotel booking service Travala.com. The company’s crypto payment gateway accepts a myriad of cryptocurrencies so individuals and organizations can travel to 82,000 destinations and pay with their favorite digital asset. Also read: An In-Depth Look at […]

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Crypto ‘Prime Broker’ Tagomi Raises $12 Million in Round Led by Paradigm

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 20:00

Crypto ‘Prime Broker’ Tagomi Raises $12 Million in Round Led by Paradigm Tagomi, a startup billing itself as crypto's answer to Wall Street prime brokerages, has raised another $12 million.

Circle Completes SeedInvest Purchase, Paving the Way for Tokenized Equities

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 19:10

Circle Completes SeedInvest Purchase, Paving the Way for Tokenized Equities Cryptocurrency exchange startup Circle has closed its acquisition of equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest.

Nordea Bank Faces Allegations of Laundering Russian Millions

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 18:30

Nordea Bank Faces Allegations of Laundering Russian Millions

Finnish public broadcaster YLE will air a damning program on March 4 that reveals Nordea Bank’s alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar money laundering scheme. The program will show how dirty money, mostly from Russian criminals, passed through Nordea, the biggest lender in the Nordic region. Also read: Startup Company Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana […]

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Tether to Launch New Version of USDT Stablecoin on Tron Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 17:01

Tether to Launch New Version of USDT Stablecoin on Tron Blockchain Tether is gearing up to launch its controversial stablecoin as a native token on the Tron blockchain.

Buzzworthy Bitcoin Betting Game Hxro to Add Thousands of Waitlisted Users

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 17:00

Buzzworthy Bitcoin Betting Game Hxro to Add Thousands of Waitlisted Users In beta since January, bitcoin betting game Hxro is adding thousands of waitlisted users today.

Bitcoin Betting Game Hxro to Add Thousands of Waitlisted Users

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 17:00

Bitcoin Betting Game Hxro to Add Thousands of Waitlisted Users In beta since January, bitcoin betting game Hxro is adding thousands of waitlisted users today.

Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash Fiat Trading Pairs

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 16:20

Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash Fiat Trading Pairs

A Gibraltar insured and regulated digital asset exchange is set to list bitcoin cash (BCH) versus fiat trading pairs. Users of the platform, that also features fiat onboarding capabilities, will soon be able trade the popular cryptocurrency against the U.S. dollar, British pound and the euro. Also Read: Bitcoin Early Adopters Build Seasteading Home off […]

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Enters Iran as Payment Experiment Blazes On

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 15:30

Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Enters Iran as Payment Experiment Blazes On Bitcoin's lightning torch has made it to Iran – a milestone participants feel shows the payment network's censorship resistance.

TradingView Adds First Crypto Index to Charts and Analysis Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 14:30

TradingView Adds First Crypto Index to Charts and Analysis Platform TradingView, the U.S.-based provider of financial markets data charts and analysis, has added Huobi's HB10 cryptocurrency index to its platform.

In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi Symbol

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 14:15

In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi Symbol

In Monday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Facebook’s latest security scare, and what this means for cryptocurrency users. We also take a look at classic snake game Slither.io which is coming to the Tron blockchain, and consider some potential design for Bitcoin’s satoshi symbol. Also read: Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana […]

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PwC Blockchain Principal Grainne McNamara Moves to Rival EY

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 13:30

PwC Blockchain Principal Grainne McNamara Moves to Rival EY Grainne McNamara, formerly PwC's blockchain principal, has moved to rival Big Four consulting firm EY, where she will have a broader focus.

A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 12:30

A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto LGO Markets, a new crypto exchange for institutional investors with an unusual approach to custody, will launch spot trading on March 11.

Venezuelan Government Launches Cryptocurrency Remittance Service

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 12:10

Venezuelan Government Launches Cryptocurrency Remittance Service

The government of Venezuela has begun offering a cryptocurrency remittance service. Remittances can be sent using two types of cryptocurrency. The service was launched by the Superintendency of Cryptoassets and Related Activities, the country’s main crypto regulator, which has also set a monthly limit and a commission per transaction. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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Venezuelan Government Launches Crypto Remittance Service

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 12:10

Venezuelan Government Launches Crypto Remittance Service

The government of Venezuela has begun offering a cryptocurrency remittance service. Remittances can be sent using two types of cryptocurrency. The service was launched by the Superintendency of Cryptoassets and Related Activities, the country’s main crypto regulator, which has also set a monthly limit and a commission per transaction. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key […]

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3% Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 11:20

3% Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook Bitcoin has taken a knock Monday and the sell-off could intensify if key support near $3,650 is breached.

Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 11:20

Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook Bitcoin has taken a knock Monday and the sell-off could intensify if key support near $3,650 is breached.

Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 10:15

Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana

Express Minds Ltd has set up a bitcoin automated teller machine (BATM) in Gaborone, Botswana, increasing the number of the machines on the continent to 10. The fiat-to-crypto machine allows users to purchase bitcoin by scanning a QR code for their wallet address, feed money into the machine and get the crypto equivalent automatically assigned […]

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Crypto Finance Startup Circle Seeking Further $250 Million in Funding: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 10:10

Crypto Finance Startup Circle Seeking Further $250 Million in Funding: Report Circle Internet Financial is reportedly looking to raise a further $250 million in funding to counter the bear market slump.

Utah Bill Would Exempt Blockchain Firms from Money Transmitter Act

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 09:05

Utah Bill Would Exempt Blockchain Firms from Money Transmitter Act A senator from the U.S. state of Utah has introduced a bill to exempt blockchain firms from being classed as money transmitters.

Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With Government

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 05:15

Bahrain Courts Indian Crypto Businesses in Collaboration With Government

The Bahrain Economic Development Board is inviting Indian firms to take advantage of the opportunities its country has to offer including for crypto businesses. The board has been collaborating with the Indian government on a number of issues. The Central Bank of Bahrain recently published its final rules on crypto assets. Also read: SEC Chair […]

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Another Bitcoin Indicator Signals Price Bottom May Be Forming

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 05:00

Another Bitcoin Indicator Signals Price Bottom May Be Forming A technical indicator, which incorporates both bitcoin's price and trading volume, is signaling the cryptocurrency may have bottomed in December.

Coinbase, Neutrino and Questions of Trust

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 03:20

Coinbase, Neutrino and Questions of Trust Once you have to trust someone, it really does matter who they are, as Coinbase's recent PR debacle illustrates.

What Coinbase Needs to Learn from the Neutrino Scandal

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 04. 03:20

What Coinbase Needs to Learn from the Neutrino Scandal Once you have to trust someone, it really does matter who they are, as Coinbase's recent PR debacle illustrates.

An In-Depth Look at Ethereum’s Maker and Dai Stablecoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 04. 02:55

An In-Depth Look at Ethereum’s Maker and Dai Stablecoin

Since tether (USDT) bolstered the idea of a working stablecoin over the last few years, there’s been a variety of different types of stable cryptocurrencies that are usually pegged to the U.S. dollar. However, there’s one particular stablecoin that’s been a hot topic of discussion lately called dai, a coin that’s backed by ethereum locked […]

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Cash Accounts Developer Publishes User-Friendly Cashual Wallet Concept

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 21:25

Cash Accounts Developer Publishes User-Friendly Cashual Wallet Concept

On March 2, Jonathan Silverblood, the creator of the Bitcoin Cash name system Cash Accounts, published a user-friendly wallet design he’s been working on for a long time. The Cashual Wallet concept is a BCH client specifically designed for ease of use and features the Cash Accounts name system integration. Also read: Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency […]

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Bitcoin Early Adopters Build Seasteading Home off the Coast of Thailand

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 19:40

Bitcoin Early Adopters Build Seasteading Home off the Coast of Thailand

Interest in cryptocurrency is often interlinked with a passion for personal freedom and a desire to shape the future for the better. A recent example of this is a team of Bitcoin early adopters who are building a seasteading home off the coast of Thailand. Also Read: In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH […]

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Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 17:30

Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

For many leading markets, February produced the largest monthly volume since the first quarter of last year, with 30-day BTC trade activity surpassing $200 billion, and ETH exceeding $100 billion. Also Read: Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018 BTC Volume Surpasses $200 Billion for February February saw the highest […]

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Malta Might Be ‘Blockchain Island’ But Don’t Try Opening a Crypto Bank Account

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 14:02

Malta Might Be ‘Blockchain Island’ But Don’t Try Opening a Crypto Bank Account

Malta has been hyped up as the happy ending for crypto business who have trouble operating elsewhere, but there’s a problem: banks are reluctant to grant crypto startups business accounts until they’re properly licensed with the MFSA. This process can take up to six months for a first-round response, leaving many businesses unable to operate […]

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In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 12:10

In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos

In this edition of The Daily we cover a trading competition and giveaway promoting Binance’s new platform, new mining plans from Bitdeer and the merger of cryptocurrency wallet startup Ethos by the digital assets brokerage Voyager. Also Read: Top Business School in India to Offer Advanced Blockchain Program Binance DEX Trading Competition Popular crypto trading […]

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The Right Way to Do Blockchain Consortiums

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 03. 11:00

The Right Way to Do Blockchain Consortiums Deloitte's Randy Wilson looks at the challenges for blockchain consortia, and offers advice on how to overcome them.

Ethereum Foundation Director Sets New Vision for Blockchain Non-Profit

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 03. 10:00

Ethereum Foundation Director Sets New Vision for Blockchain Non-Profit The Ethereum Foundation may shift its role toward propelling – as opposed to creating – a larger, more decentralized ethereum ecosystem.

Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 10:00

Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards

While there’s been a lot of news of cryptocurrency debit cards closing shop over the last two years, a company called Payglobal offers cryptocurrency to fiat transfers onto a user’s existing bank card. The U.K. based e-wallet service licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) aims to provide a variety of end-to-end solutions for people […]

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How to Use Multisig to Keep Your Coins Ultra-Safe

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 03. 02:20

How to Use Multisig to Keep Your Coins Ultra-Safe

Multi-signature, or multisig, is a wallet configuration that requires at least two keys to authorize a transaction. Commonly used by cryptocurrency exchanges to ensure funds can’t be moved by a rogue employee, multisig also has applications for end-users. If you’re seeking to enhance the security of your noncustodial bitcoin wallet, multi-signature might be the answer. […]

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Bitcoin Cash Supporter Convinces Chess.com to Accept BCH for Memberships

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 22:40

Bitcoin Cash Supporter Convinces Chess.com to Accept BCH for Memberships

The popular website Chess.com used to accept bitcoin, but like many other well-known merchants it dropped the BTC payment option. Now after some discussion with an avid Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent, the website is accepting BCH for payments for its diamond, platinum and gold memberships. Also Read: Report: Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning […]

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Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 19:43

Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018

Ernst & Young, the court-appointed monitor in the Quadrigacx saga, released a report on March 1 which shows that cold wallets known to have been used by the Canadian exchange have been without funds since April 2018. The latest twist adds some clarity to a mystery that has held Quadrigacx customers spellbound, hoodwinked into believing […]

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The History of HODL

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 02. 17:06

The History of HODL

Markets Update: Diminished March Trade Volume Mirrors Previous Patterns

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 16:05

Markets Update: Diminished March Trade Volume Mirrors Previous Patterns

Over the last few days, cryptocurrency markets have been holding steady and consolidating after the correction on Feb. 24. Currently, the entire market capitalization is hovering around $129 billion and trade volume has started to diminish slightly with $24.9 billion traded over the last 24 hours. The top contenders capturing most of today’s daily gains […]

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Will Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Pass Legal Muster With the SEC and CFTC?

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 02. 11:00

Will Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Pass Legal Muster With the SEC and CFTC? As stablecoins see greater capital inflows and adoption, regulators will likely take a harder look at their compliance status.

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 10:28

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

In this edition of The Daily, Bitmex has updated its Terms of Service. The revised rules prohibit residents of certain countries, including the U.S., from trading digital assets on the platform. Also, the native token of the leading crypto exchange Binance, BNB, has hit a record price against BTC. And in Malta, companies from the […]

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Long the Bankers! Why Security Tokens Need Trusted Middlemen

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 02. 10:00

Long the Bankers! Why Security Tokens Need Trusted Middlemen Ami Ben David argues that the security token sector is not about replacing trusted middlemen. Rather, it needs them to support trust in the assets.

Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in Final Stages

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 06:30

Indian Government Confirms Cryptocurrency Regulation in Final Stages

The government of India has told the country’s supreme court that the committee tasked with drafting crypto regulation is in the final stages of deliberations. The court plans to hear the petitions against the banking ban by the central bank after the government produces crypto regulation. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Gives Government 4 Weeks […]

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America’s Signature Bank to Offer Services to Bermuda Crypto Companies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 03:40

America’s Signature Bank to Offer Services to Bermuda Crypto Companies

U.S. commercial bank Signature will start to offer a full range of banking services to licensed fintech companies in Bermuda, including those in the digital asset industry. The bank has reached an agreement with the government to provide the service, moving in to fill the gap left by local banks, which have been reluctant to […]

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Economics Professor on Ripple Board Misrepresents Bitcoin During Stanford Lecture

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 02. 01:35

Economics Professor on Ripple Board Misrepresents Bitcoin During Stanford Lecture

A Stanford student has submitted a letter of complaint to the Graduate School Board stating that a resident economics professor grossly misrepresented Bitcoin during a guest lecture on blockchain and the future of finance, while openly promoting Ripple as a better alternative. Also read: Warren Buffett Calls Bitcoin a Delusion – But an Ingenious One […]

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Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes Viral

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 23:25

Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes Viral

A business owner who runs a media company in Australia and pays employees remotely in the Philippines has given his honest opinion on what it’s like to use the Lightning Network (LN). Jason Smith’s experience of attempting to use LN for payments was filled with frustration. He reports that the fundamental structure of the offchain […]

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$100 Million Short: QuadrigaCX Audit Can’t Account for 26K Missing Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 23:19

$100 Million Short: QuadrigaCX Audit Can’t Account for 26K Missing Bitcoin QuadrigaCX's court-appointed monitor has finally provided blockchain addresses for the exchange's cold bitcoin wallets. They're nearly empty.

Binance Dangles $100K in Tokens to Get Users Testing Decentralized Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 21:30

Binance Dangles $100K in Tokens to Get Users Testing Decentralized Exchange Crypto exchange Binance aims to entice users to test its upcoming decentralized exchange by giving away $100,000 in tokens.

Binance Dangles $100K in Crypto to Get Users to Test Its DEX

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 21:30

Binance Dangles $100K in Crypto to Get Users to Test Its DEX Crypto exchange Binance aims to entice users to test its upcoming decentralized exchange by giving away $100,000 in tokens.

P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 21:30

P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

The peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a dramatic increase in Iranian and Indonesian trade activity, with both markets posting triple-digit volume gains in recent weeks. Localbitcoins volume has also surged in select Latin American markets this past week, with the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Venezuela posting some of their strongest trade on record. Also Read: […]

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Ripple Scores Minor Victory in US Securities Class Action

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 20:30

Ripple Scores Minor Victory in US Securities Class Action A judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Ripple must remain in federal court, potentially giving the firm a slight advantage.

Angry Bitcoin Fans Delete Coinbase Accounts to Protest Neutrino Acquisition

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 19:30

Angry Bitcoin Fans Delete Coinbase Accounts to Protest Neutrino Acquisition Upset Coinbase users are closing their accounts after the crypto exchange acquired an analytics startup with a controversial past.

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 19:20

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict

Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been denied a motion to stay in a class action lawsuit in the U.S. The Northern District of Illinois lawsuit originally filed by Anthony Motto and Gregory Greene accuses Karpeles of criminal conversion and fraud. Also read: Kraken Offers $100K Reward […]

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Ethereum Developers Start Search for New Hard Fork Coordinator

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 17:30

Ethereum Developers Start Search for New Hard Fork Coordinator Developers in the ethereum community are seeking a new specialist to help coordinate major software upgrades in wake of a recent departure.

Researcher Claims to Have Sleuthed $90M of Quadrigacx Funds

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 17:01

Researcher Claims to Have Sleuthed $90M of Quadrigacx Funds

A new research report links a trail of 12 wallets holding Quadrigacx funds worth $90M of ethereum to Kraken, Bitfinex, and Poloniex exchanges. With Kraken confirming that it no longer holds any active Quadriga wallets, the onus is now on the other two exchanges to confirm or deny that the coins are still in their […]

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Blockstream Releases Lightning Upgrade With New ‘Plugin’ Functionality

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 17:00

Blockstream Releases Lightning Upgrade With New ‘Plugin’ Functionality New improvements to an existing code repository are set to make it easier for developers to build their own features into bitcoin's lightning network.

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment By 75%

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 15:50

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment By 75% A long-awaited capital infusion for Overstock and its tZERO security token platform has been delayed again – and significantly downsized.

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment 75%

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 15:50

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment 75% A long-awaited capital infusion for Overstock and its tZERO security token platform has been delayed again – and significantly downsized.

Auction of Seized Bitcoin Draws Interest From 110 Countries

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 15:10

Auction of Seized Bitcoin Draws Interest From 110 Countries

Wilsons Auctions on Feb. 28 successfully sold off 315 bitcoin seized by the Belgian police from dark web drug dealers. The 24-hour online auction attracted interest from buyers from 110 countries. Also read: Europe’s Regulatory Head Seeks Further Control of Crypto Assets Wilsons Sells Off $420k of Confiscated Crypto Irish auctioneer Wilsons won the contract […]

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US State Moves to Exempt Some Blockchain Tokens from Securities Rules

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 13:30

US State Moves to Exempt Some Blockchain Tokens from Securities Rules Rhode Island lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill to exempt blockchain tokens with a "consumptive purpose" from securities laws.

In the Daily: Coinhive Closedown, Eos Heist, Crypto Entrepreneur Arrested

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 13:05

In the Daily: Coinhive Closedown, Eos Heist, Crypto Entrepreneur Arrested

In this edition of The Daily, the creator of the in-browser crypto mining software Coinhive is closing down due to the low prices of monero and its forks. Also, $7.7 million of Eos has been stolen by a hacker and the crypto entrepreneur behind the money-throwing stunt in Hong Kong last year has been arrested […]

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Mark Karpeles Fails to Halt US Court Case Over Mt Gox Losses

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 12:00

Mark Karpeles Fails to Halt US Court Case Over Mt Gox Losses The former CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been refused a motion to stay a U.S. court case brought by former investors.

Bitcoin Awaits Decisive Price Move as Trading Range Tightens

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 11:00

Bitcoin Awaits Decisive Price Move as Trading Range Tightens Bitcoin has witnessed indecisive trading in the last 48 hours and would turn bullish again if prices rise above $3,900.

Indian Crypto Community Rallies to Influence Government’s Decision on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 10:58

Indian Crypto Community Rallies to Influence Government’s Decision on Cryptocurrency Regulation

In March 2019, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and experts across India will make their voices heard at a nationwide roadshow. They intend to draw up a joint report which will be handed to the Indian government in lieu of the upcoming release of a crypto regulation framework. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Gives Government 4 Weeks to […]

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Indian Crypto Community Rallies to Influence Government’s Decision on Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 10:58

Indian Crypto Community Rallies to Influence Government’s Decision on  Regulation

In March 2019, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and experts across India will make their voices heard at a nationwide roadshow. They intend to draw up a joint report which will be handed to the Indian government in lieu of the upcoming release of a crypto regulation framework. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Gives Government 4 Weeks to […]

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Thai SEC Bans Three Cryptocurrencies from ICO Investment, Trading Pairs

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 10:15

Thai SEC Bans Three Cryptocurrencies from ICO Investment, Trading Pairs Thailand’s financial markets regulator has banned several cryptos as a means to invest in ICOs and as a base in trading pairs.

Federal Reserve May Add Bitcoin Crash to Stress Test Scenarios

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 09:00

Federal Reserve May Add Bitcoin Crash to Stress Test Scenarios The U.S. Federal Reserve could soon include a bitcoin market crash as one of the risks to take into account when conducting stress tests.

Thailand Now Has 4 Approved Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 08:03

Thailand Now Has 4 Approved Cryptocurrencies

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a list of four approved cryptocurrencies for use as base trading pairs in the country. The regulator reportedly took into account factors such as sufficient market liquidity and a well-designed decentralized system. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval 4 Cryptocurrencies […]

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Early AlphaPoint Employee Goes Full Bitcoin, Joins Casa

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 07:10

Early AlphaPoint Employee Goes Full Bitcoin, Joins Casa Michael Haley has left security token platform AlphaPoint for crypto custody provider Casa, saying he wants “to get back into good old bitcoin.”

Kraken Offers $100K Reward for Help Finding Quadrigacx Funds

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 05:46

Kraken Offers $100K Reward for Help Finding Quadrigacx Funds

The San Francisco crypto exchange Kraken has announced the company is offering a $100,000 reward in exchange for a solid lead toward finding the missing Quadrigacx coins. Kraken has explained the company wants to bring more “awareness and attention” to the case and hopefully locate some of the lost funds. Also read: P2P Exchange Hodl […]

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MKR, THETA, ENJ, MET: These 4 Cryptos Outperformed the Market in February

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 05:00

MKR, THETA, ENJ, MET: These 4 Cryptos Outperformed the Market in February Bitcoin may have ended a six-month losing streak in February, but MKR, THETA, ENJ and MET ensure it wasn't the crypto market's biggest winner.

Crypto Winter Thaws As February Proves Month of Market Gains

CoinDesk

2019. Mar. 01. 05:00

Crypto Winter Thaws As February Proves Month of Market Gains Bitcoin may have ended a six-month losing streak in February, but MKR, THETA, ENJ and MET ensure it wasn't the crypto market's biggest winner.

Bitcoin History Part 10: The 184 Billion BTC Bug

Bitcoin News

2019. Mar. 01. 02:25

Bitcoin History Part 10: The 184 Billion BTC Bug

There was something unusual about Bitcoin block 74638. It was Core developer Jeff Garzik who first spotted it, commenting on the “quite strange” transaction outputs, which stood at 92233720368.54 BTC apiece. That wasn’t meant to happen. Within an hour, another forum user had started a thread titled “overflow bug serious” in which he implored “We […]

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