Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 23. 01:33

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight […]

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Tron’s Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 23:11

Tron’s Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet Tron founder Justin Sun's hotly-anticipated lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been postponed.

Tron Founder Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet

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2019. Jul. 22. 23:11

Tron Founder Justin Sun Postpones Lunch With Warren Buffet Tron founder Justin Sun's hotly-anticipated lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been postponed.

Bitfinex Claims ‘New York’ Customers Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities

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2019. Jul. 22. 22:10

Bitfinex Claims ‘New York’ Customers Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities Supposed New York residents and companies that used Bitfinex's trading platform were actually "foreign entities," according to a new filing by the exchange's attorneys.

Bitfinex: ‘New York Customers’ Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 22:10

Bitfinex: ‘New York Customers’ Cited by NYAG Are Foreign Entities Supposed New York residents and companies that used Bitfinex's trading platform were actually "foreign entities," according to a new filing by the exchange's attorneys.

Daimler to Produce Crypto Hard Wallet for Automotive Industry

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2019. Jul. 22. 20:30

Daimler to Produce Crypto Hard Wallet for Automotive Industry The wallet has implications for ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, and on-the-go payments, according to the company.

Iran Legalizes Crypto Mining

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 19:20

Iran Legalizes Crypto Mining Iran is officially recognizing bitcoin mining as an industry it will regulate and for which it will set electricity rates.

Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 19:00

Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built on Bitcoin Cash

On June 12, the Honestnode team announced the release of a new stablecoin project built on top of the Bitcoin Cash network called Honestcoin (USDH). The new token was made using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and recently launched on the cryptocurrency trading platform Coinex. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the founder of Honestnode, Jian […]

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Domain Name Registrar EnCirca Starts Pre-Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

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2019. Jul. 22. 18:00

Domain Name Registrar EnCirca Starts Pre-Registrations for Ethereum Addresses Like a traditional DNS, the ethereum naming service will allow .eth names to propagate on the internet.

Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

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2019. Jul. 22. 18:00

Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses Like a traditional DNS, the ethereum naming service will allow .eth names to propagate on the internet.

Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital

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2019. Jul. 22. 17:00

Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital The $323 million in funding from crypto notables, including Ribbit Capital and Sequoia, brings Robinhood's valuation to $6.7 billion.

Circle Moves Exchange Operations Offshore With New Bermuda Office

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2019. Jul. 22. 16:20

Circle Moves Exchange Operations Offshore With New Bermuda Office Circle is moving the majority of its Poloniex exchange operations offshore, citing a "lack of regulatory frameworks" in the U.S.

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 16:00

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has once again weighed in on bitcoin, claiming the U.S. dollar has not been used to finance “nefarious” activity on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters also dropped a tasty nugget of a soundbite as well, sharing her thoughts on “bitcom” and the need […]

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Bakkt Is Scheduled to Start Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Today

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2019. Jul. 22. 15:15

Bakkt Is Scheduled to Start Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Today Bakkt is scheduled to begin testing its bitcoin futures contracts Monday, more than six months after its originally planned launch date.

Ugandan President Backs Bid to Tackle Fake Meds With Blockchain

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2019. Jul. 22. 13:40

Ugandan President Backs Bid to Tackle Fake Meds With Blockchain Uganda's government is supporting a project using blockchain tech to fight the problem of counterfeit medicines.

How Big Hydro Power Partners With Bitcoin Miners to Prevent Energy Waste

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 13:00

How Big Hydro Power Partners With Bitcoin Miners to Prevent Energy Waste

We are often told that the verification of bitcoin transactions eats a lot of energy. The largely inaccurate comparison to a small country, the size of Ireland or Denmark, is evoked thanks to numerous clickbait headlines. What mainstream media fails to explain, however, is that bitcoin mining is actually helping electricity producers prevent energy waste. […]

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A New Platform Called AFOX Will Tokenize Media Buying Contracts

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2019. Jul. 22. 13:00

A New Platform Called AFOX Will Tokenize Media Buying Contracts The Advertising Futures and Options Exchange (AFOX) platform will allow for the tokenization of media contracts and the selling of advertisements in the futures and options markets.

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud Concerns

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2019. Jul. 22. 12:00

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud Concerns A parliamentary committee worries about Facebook holding financial details on its potentially billions of Libra users.

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud

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2019. Jul. 22. 12:00

UK Lawmakers May Probe Facebook Libra Over Privacy, Fraud A parliamentary committee worries about Facebook holding financial details on its potentially billions of Libra users.

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach That May Impact 300,000 Users

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2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach That May Impact 300,000 Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users

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2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Crypto Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 11:30

Exchange QuickBit Confirms Data Breach May Impact 300K Users The crypto exchange left a database open on the internet and leaked data for up to 300,000 users.

Bitcoin Price Ends Longest Losing Streak Since December

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Ends Longest Losing Streak Since December Bitcoin ended its longest losing streak in seven months over the weekend, but the outlook still remains bearish.

Crypto Bank FairX Shuts Down Citing Lack of Funds, Bleak Future

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 10:00

Crypto Bank FairX Shuts Down Citing Lack of Funds, Bleak Future FairX, a crypto bank that planned to run on the Stellar network, ran out of steam.

FINRA Extends Deadline for Firms to Report Crypto Activity

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 09:40

FINRA Extends Deadline for Firms to Report Crypto Activity The self-regulatory body for brokers and exchanges has quietly extended its deadline for member firms to report their crypto activity.

PR: Folgory Launches Mobile App and Regulated Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 09:30

PR: Folgory Launches Mobile App and Regulated Crypto Exchange

Folgory, the fully integrated app and trading exchange launches to bring a range of services to crypto users.

The intellectual and logistical demands of trading crypto currency have hitherto been tricky at best, complex at worst. Folgory has created an easy to integrate and manage solution designed for the crypto trader looking for speed, ease of use and the highest levels of security.

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South Korea Estimates 2-Year Losses from Crypto Crimes at $2.3 Billion

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 08:10

South Korea Estimates 2-Year Losses from Crypto Crimes at $2.3 Billion Nearly 2.7 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) have been lost to cryptocurrency crimes in the last two years, not including exchange hacks.

Libra’s Biggest Problem

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 22. 04:00

Libra’s Biggest Problem Facebook's Libra is trying to simultaneously be pro-privacy and pro-KYC; this forms an inherent contradiction.

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 22. 02:00

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Money is one of the most important but least understood manmade tools in existence. For more than 5,000 years humans have used a tool of exchange called money to facilitate trade. During this timespan, the evolution of money has evolved into a system of information, a social contract, and a ranking system. Also Read: IRS […]

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Deutsche Bank Collapse Could Crash Global Financial Markets

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 17:00

Deutsche Bank Collapse Could Crash Global Financial Markets

German financial services giant Deutsche Bank AG is one of the largest and most important economic institutions in the world. Mainly due to self-imposed scandals, the bank is now having to taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Investors everywhere should note that if such a critical piece of the too-big-to-fail banking system falters, it could […]

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Tron’s Justin Sun Invites eToro Founder to Lunch With Buffett

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2019. Jul. 21. 16:57

Tron’s Justin Sun Invites eToro Founder to Lunch With Buffett Sun will sit down with Buffett, Circle's Jeremy Allaire, and Yoni Assia, founder and CEO of eToro.

How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 13:45

How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

Online casinos and betting sites have proliferated since the first of their kind came on the scene in 1994. Thanks to the convenience of playing from home, the allure of winning real money, and a degree of privacy, these popular sites continue to evolve. There have been major problems, though, regarding perceived fairness and randomness […]

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Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals

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2019. Jul. 21. 11:00

Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals While some traders prefer to watch multiple indicators for buy signals on their charts, others prefer a simpler setup like the Awesome Oscillator.

Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 21. 10:45

Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

U.S. Congress has shown that it is starting to care about cryptocurrency as a number of lawmakers spoke up in favor of it this week. “The world Satoshi Nakamoto had envisioned is an unstoppable force” and “there’s no capacity to kill bitcoin” are some of the comments made by lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Fed chair said […]

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A Suspect Crypto Site Stole My Identity – and I’m Furious

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2019. Jul. 21. 10:00

A Suspect Crypto Site Stole My Identity – and I’m Furious A site called "US Veteran Token" looks to be using goodwill toward military vets to scam investors. And one of our bios was stolen to promote it.

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 21:30

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Since the dawn of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency landscape has seen a lot of digital currency gaming websites where users can wager their coins in games like poker, dice, blackjack and slots. Because public blockchains are transparent, the protocols have made online gaming provably fair. However, throughout most states in the U.S., residents cannot participate in […]

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Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon

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2019. Jul. 20. 19:30

Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon The cadastral map will offer a chance for everyone to claim a stake in the moon before Jeff Bezos claims it.

Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why

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2019. Jul. 20. 10:00

Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why After a $40 million Series B, buzzy crypto startup Anchorage is setting up a new subsidiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 10:00

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their […]

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Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin?

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 20. 08:45

Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin? He can try, argues Noelle Acheson – but the risk he might succeed is outweighed by the benefits of the heightened conversation.

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 04:30

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) platform and protocol development have seen a lot of delivered code and projects over the last two years. The upgrades will help Bitcoin Cash scale to the masses, and many of the added features are protocol developments that are unique to BCH. Also read: Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation BCH […]

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7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 20. 01:30

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extracting bitcoin ever conjured. Also read: […]

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Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 22:30

Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

Born in 1899 in Vienna, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek is a legend of sorts in voluntaryist, libertarian, and crypto-economic circles. Freshly rediscovered video footage of the Austrian School philosopher and social theorist from 1984 is now making the rounds on crypto Twitter. In a stunning soundbite of an already well-known quote, Hayek declares that […]

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Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million

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2019. Jul. 19. 21:30

Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million The former head of a ConsenSys-incubated startup filed paperwork to sue the venture studio and its founder, Joe Lubin.

Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain

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2019. Jul. 19. 21:00

Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain KPMG is piloting a way to handle massive amounts of telecom data prior to the full implementation of 5G service. They're trying blockchain.

R3 Taps Software Sales Vet to ‘Evangelize’ Paid Version of Corda

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 18:45

R3 Taps Software Sales Vet to ‘Evangelize’ Paid Version of Corda R3 has hired software sales pro Cathy Minter as chief revenue officer to grow the user base for its paid DLT product, Corda Enterprise.

Ethereum’s Wrapped Bitcoin Set to Eclipse Lightning Network Capacity

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 15:45

Ethereum’s Wrapped Bitcoin Set to Eclipse Lightning Network Capacity

Since the project launched a little over six months ago, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) has roughly $5.9 million or 558 BTC locked into the system. At the rate WBTC’s token contract is climbing, the project is close to surpassing the Lightning Network’s capacity in the near future. Also read: The ”Wrapped Bitcoin” Project Has Now Officially […]

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Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy

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2019. Jul. 19. 15:00

Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy Dmitri Vasilev, the former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, has reportedly been arrested in Italy.

Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Natural gas acquired as a byproduct of oil extraction has become synonymous with wasted energy. In certain areas, drilling companies are unable to find a profitable market for the excess fuel. It’s often vented into the atmosphere. Startups are now offering on-site systems that utilize the surplus to mine cryptocurrencies. This new business is growing […]

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Trademark Troll? Someone Is Trying to Register ‘Samsung Coin’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Trademark Troll? Someone Is Trying to Register ‘Samsung Coin’ Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung's blockchain efforts by nabbing the "Samsung Coin" trademark.

Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 13:00

Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung's blockchain efforts by nabbing the "Samsung Coin" trademark.

UK Thieves Burgle Bitcoin Center, Find Zilch

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 12:30

UK Thieves Burgle Bitcoin Center, Find Zilch A bold maneuver in the dark nets a group of wannabe crypto thieves in Birmingham, U.K., very little.

Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin

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2019. Jul. 19. 12:11

Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin The Jersey arm of Binance has listed the cryptocurrency exchange's own British pound-backed stablecoin, BGBP.

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 12:00

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code CoinDesk dives deep into the complex process of reviewing code for the Bitcoin Core software.

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Still Leaves Bear Bias Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 11:01

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Still Leaves Bear Bias Intact Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied sharply in the last 24 hours, but the bulls must still beat key resistance just over $11,000.

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Leaves Bear Bias Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 11:01

Short of Target: Bitcoin’s $1K Rally Leaves Bear Bias Intact Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied sharply in the last 24 hours, but the bulls must still beat key resistance just over $11,000.

New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 10:40

New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale The U.S. state of New Jersey is taking legal action over alleged securities violations by blockchain rental marketplace Pocketinns.

US Treasury Secretary Mnunchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies

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2019. Jul. 19. 10:00

US Treasury Secretary Mnunchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies “There was a clear agreement ... that Libra in particular raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly," said Mnuchin.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 10:00

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies “There was a clear agreement ... that Libra, in particular, raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly," said Mnuchin.

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg

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2019. Jul. 19. 09:25

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over client trades, Bloomberg says.

Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 08:21

Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta The Apple co-founder has joined his second blockchain enterprise, one targeting more efficient use of energy.

Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 19. 07:05

Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

The Indian government has finally spoken up about the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency it has been deliberating, providing answers to questions presented in the upper house of the Parliament of India. The government also confirmed that the report with the recommended crypto regulation has already been submitted by the interministerial committee tasked with drafting the […]

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Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 19. 01:38

Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge The crypto markets are once again back on the rise with litecoin (LTC) leading the way in the top 10 cryptocurrencies at CoinMarketCap.

WATCH: ‘Mother of Blockchains’ Defends Facebook’s Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 23:00

WATCH: ‘Mother of Blockchains’ Defends Facebook’s Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar sees Libra as a turning point in the march to mass adoption. "Facebook didn't come to congress," she said. "Congress came to Facebook."

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook’s Crypto Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:35

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook’s Crypto Project A coalition of consumer advocacy groups urged the Libra Association's 28 member firms to quit the Facebook-led project.

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:35

Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook Crypto A coalition of consumer advocacy groups urged the Libra Association's 28 member firms to quit the Facebook-led project.

Privacy Coin Zcash Will Soon Undergo Its First ‘Friendly’ Fork – Meet Ycash

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:10

Privacy Coin Zcash Will Soon Undergo Its First ‘Friendly’ Fork – Meet Ycash A new privacy coin, Ycash, will be created in a matter of hours. Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off.

Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:10

Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork A new privacy coin, Ycash, will be created in a matter of hours. Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off.

WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees ‘Mistrust’ as Libra’s Fatal Flaw

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 22:00

WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees ‘Mistrust’ as Libra’s Fatal Flaw Scandal after scandal hasn't done Facebook any favors, says former CTFC advisor Jeff Bandman.

Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 18:00

Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China Bounties demanded by the Ryuk hackers reach upwards of $5 million to be paid in bitcoin, according to the FBI.

Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 17:55

Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Since July 13, digital currency prices have dropped in value significantly, but most coins have since experienced some recovery. While many crypto supporters are optimistic on where the markets are headed, traders and analysts have noticed a bullish-to-bearish trend. BTC and a slew of other currencies spiked more than 10% at 11 a.m. EST on […]

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WATCH: A FinTech Lawyer Breaks Down Libra’s Legality

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 17:00

WATCH: A FinTech Lawyer Breaks Down Libra’s Legality Joel Telpner is chair of the Fintech and Blockchain Practice Group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP and sees Libra's creation as setting a fascinating - and potentially treacherous - precedent.

Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K In 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 15:16

Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K In 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again Bitcoin surged $1,000 in just 30 minutes during U.S. trading hours Thursday, a move that found the leading cryptocurrency rising to $10,400.

WATCH: Lukka CEO Believes in a Future Full of Corporate Tokens

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 13:00

WATCH: Lukka CEO Believes in a Future Full of Corporate Tokens Lukka CEO and investor Jake Benson sees Libra's real value as a guinea pig that will allow regulators to test the limits of crypto.

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 12:55

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s asset management arm, and the operator, Mediterranean […]

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Money Laundering Fines Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 12:55

Money Laundering Fines Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution

The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s asset management arm, and the operator, Mediterranean […]

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Facebook Libra Risks to Financial Stability Demand ‘Highest’ Regulatory Standards, Says G7

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 12:00

Facebook Libra Risks to Financial Stability Demand ‘Highest’ Regulatory Standards, Says G7 The G7 group of nations has warned of the threat posed by stablecoins such as Facebook's Libra and set out draft recommendations for regulation.

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the U.S.

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:30

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the U.S. The first crypto ATM provider in the U.S. passed this milestone after expanding to 90 new locations in Arizona and Nevada.

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the US

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:30

LibertyX Surpasses 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across the US The first crypto ATM provider in the U.S. passed this milestone after expanding to 90 new locations in Arizona and Nevada.

Bitcoin Bounce Capped by $10K Price Resistance

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Bounce Capped by $10K Price Resistance Bitcoin's recovery from one-month lows looks to have stalled near $10,000 and may be short lived.

WATCH: Investor Nisa Amoils Expects Libra to Reduce Regulatory Risk

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 10:30

WATCH: Investor Nisa Amoils Expects Libra to Reduce Regulatory Risk Nisa Amoils believes that Facebook's Libra is a platform play.

Web Search Data Indicates Soaring Interest for Facebook Libra in China

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 10:00

Web Search Data Indicates Soaring Interest for Facebook Libra in China China has emerged as a perhaps surprising leader when it comes to public interest in Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create ‘SWIFT Network’ for Crypto: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 08:30

Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create ‘SWIFT Network’ for Crypto: Report Japan is said to be leading the creation of an international cryptocurrency payments network similar to banking network SWIFT.

For $15K, He’ll Fake Your Exchange Volume – You’ll Get on CoinMarketCap

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 08:00

For $15K, He’ll Fake Your Exchange Volume – You’ll Get on CoinMarketCap A 20-year-old college student explains how he made a business of faking trade volumes at crypto exchanges.

WATCH: Former ConsenSys Fintech Lead Says Facebook Will Rule Crypto Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 18. 07:45

WATCH: Former ConsenSys Fintech Lead Says Facebook Will Rule Crypto Payments Llanos sees Facebook's rise in the payments space as nearly inevitable. So how can startups compete? He has some ideas.

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

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2019. Jul. 18. 04:00

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin's test network.

Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 18. 03:30

Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

For the uninitiated, voluntaryism is a philosophy based on consent. In the simplest terms it says: “If it’s not voluntary, it’s not moral.” This basic statement is often countered with “Yes, but not everyone agrees on that, some people use violence to get what they want.” This is 100% true. And this is why voluntaryists […]

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Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 23:30

Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Crypto Twitter (CT) is filled with half-witted commentary and price predictions by so-called luminaries, maximalists, and influencers. As the price of BTC has dropped to four figures, the usual tweets from CT thought leaders has insisted that this is the last chance to buy bitcoin for under $10,000. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Update: Multi-Party Escrow, […]

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Coinbase Releases New Data Tools for ‘First-Time’ Crypto Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 23:01

Coinbase Releases New Data Tools for ‘First-Time’ Crypto Investors A new suite of tools from Coinbase shows how the crypto exchange's top traders are managing their assets.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Emerge Against Bitcoin Coder Peter Todd

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 21:40

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Emerge Against Bitcoin Coder Peter Todd New court filings have accused former Bitcoin Core contributor Peter Todd of sexual misconduct.

Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 20:00

Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses These anticipatory steps have been taking in face of a "maturing" regulatory environment, as the firm plans to expand its crypto-related financial services.

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 19:58

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the […]

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Grin Network Executes First Hard Fork in Bid to Decentralize Mining Power

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 19:00

Grin Network Executes First Hard Fork in Bid to Decentralize Mining Power Wednesday's planned system upgrade for the Grin blockchain tweaked a mining algorithm.

Grin Cryptocurrency Executes First Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 19:00

Grin Cryptocurrency Executes First Hard Fork Wednesday's planned system upgrade for the Grin blockchain tweaked a mining algorithm.

Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure on Facebook to Halt Libra Cryptocurrency Development

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 17:07

Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure on Facebook to Halt Libra Cryptocurrency Development U.S. lawmakers repeatedly pressed Facebook's top blockchain exec to halt development of the Libra cryptocurrency in Tuesday's hearing.

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon: Facebook’s Crypto Isn’t a Short-Term Concern

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 16:30

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon: Facebook’s Crypto Isn’t a Short-Term Concern “We’re going to be talking about Libra three years from now," JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday.

The Case $7.5K Could Become Bitcoin’s New Price Support

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 16:15

The Case $7.5K Could Become Bitcoin’s New Price Support The world's most valuable cryptocurrency could find price support at $7,500 – that is if it follows past patterns on the charts.

Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Leads $3.75 Million Round in ‘Hearthstone’ Competitor

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 14:03

Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Leads $3.75 Million Round in ‘Hearthstone’ Competitor Horizon Games is announcing a seed round from leading crypto investors as it ramps up production on its flagship game, "Skyweaver."

Huobi Revamps HUSD Stablecoin to Help Power ‘Fiat On-Ramp’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 14:00

Huobi Revamps HUSD Stablecoin to Help Power ‘Fiat On-Ramp’ Huobi is overhauling its HUSD stablecoin in a new partnership with Paxos and Stable Universal.

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 13:50

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee Watch the live webcast of the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

Hacked BITpoint Exchange to Refund 50,000 Affected Users in Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 12:40

Hacked BITpoint Exchange to Refund 50,000 Affected Users in Crypto BITPoint Japan has said that the roughly 50,000 users who lost funds in its recent hack will be reimbursed in cryptocurrency on a 1:1 basis.

Overstock’s tZERO Lures New Execs from Barclays and IMAX

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 12:00

Overstock’s tZERO Lures New Execs from Barclays and IMAX The security token platform is strengthening its leadership team with three new hires as it prepares to onboard more tokens.

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 11:05

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification,” one of the two qualified issuers proclaims. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at […]

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Bitcoin Price Looks South After Second 13% Drop of 2019

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Looks South After Second 13% Drop of 2019 Bitcoin logged one of the biggest daily price losses of the year on Tuesday, confirming a short-term bullish-to-bearish trend change.

Bitcoin Price Looks South After Second-Largest 24-Hour Drop of 2019

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Looks South After Second-Largest 24-Hour Drop of 2019 Bitcoin logged one of the biggest daily price losses of the year on Tuesday, confirming a short-term bullish-to-bearish trend change.

France’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Voluntary’ Regulatory Framework for Crypto Firms

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 10:30

France’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Voluntary’ Regulatory Framework for Crypto Firms In exchange for regulatory approval, crypto firms can opt to abide by capital, tax, and consumer protection requirements.

40-Strong Blockchain Insurance Group B3i Appoints CEO

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 10:15

40-Strong Blockchain Insurance Group B3i Appoints CEO Insurance industry blockchain group B3i has appointed John Carolin as chief executive officer.

Cryptofinancier Nexo Partners With Korea’s Terra to Create Loan Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 09:40

Cryptofinancier Nexo Partners With Korea’s Terra to Create Loan Platform Singapore and Switzerland are joining forces to bring crypto lending to East Asia.

PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment Product

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 09:30

PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment Product

CROWDLITOKEN AG pioneers and starts distribution of a digital bond – European retail investors benefit as well

For the first time in Europe, the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has approved the offering prospectus for a tokenised real estate investment product. CROWDLITOKEN AG is thus a pioneer for new financial innovations. The Security Token Offering (STO) is now running in European countries. By using blockchain technology, qualified and retail investors are enabled to invest in first-class real estate in Europe. Also the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has confirmed that no special regulatory approval is needed to market this new class of digital assets in Switzerland.

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Tether Stablecoin to Launch on 5th Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 09:20

Tether Stablecoin to Launch on 5th Blockchain The popular and sometimes controversial stablecoin tether (USDT) is to to be added to the algorand blockchain.

Tether Stablecoin to Launch on Algorand Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 09:20

Tether Stablecoin to Launch on Algorand Blockchain The popular and sometimes controversial stablecoin tether (USDT) is to to be added to the algorand blockchain.

How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 17. 08:46

How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

On July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were left confused. Are we talking about crypto or biological weapons of mass […]

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It’s Not Up to Facebook to Decide What Libra Is, Ex-CFTC Advisor Says

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 08:10

It’s Not Up to Facebook to Decide What Libra Is, Ex-CFTC Advisor Says Security? Payment token? Utility token? Defining Facebook's Libra won't be easy, and it's not Facebook's call, says Jeff Bandman.

Ex-CFTC Advisor: Facebook’s Libra Could Be Both Security and Commodity

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 08:10

Ex-CFTC Advisor: Facebook’s Libra Could Be Both Security and Commodity Security? Payment token? Utility token? Defining Facebook's Libra won't be easy, and it's not Facebook's call, says Jeff Bandman.

Waves Founder Sells Blockchain Startup to Russian Financial Consultant

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 17. 04:00

Waves Founder Sells Blockchain Startup to Russian Financial Consultant Vostok was developed by the Waves platform team and will work to secure data for GHP’s mining, production, and logistics projects.

Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own Gold-Backed Coin

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 16. 22:30

Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own Gold-Backed Coin

Control of the U.S. dollar and the global financial system that depends on it gives the American government an incredibly powerful tool in shaping international affairs. As such, it is not surprising that its geopolitical rivals around the world will try to exploit the invention of cryptocurrency to take the USD down a peg. The […]

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Bitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 20:15

Bitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra For a panel about a proposed cryptocurrency, Tuesday's Senate Facebook hearing was light on actual crypto talk.

Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 20:00

Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Libra.

How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 16. 18:45

How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

Roughly a year ago, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) debuted on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, giving anyone the ability to mint, store, receive, and send SLP tokens. Since then there’s been a ton of tokens created on the BCH network as the simplicity of the system outpaces tokens built on alternative chains like ERC20s […]

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German Finance Minister: Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Compete with the Euro

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 18:00

German Finance Minister: Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Compete with the Euro “The issuance of a currency does not belong in the hands of a private company," according to Germany's finance minister.

‘Expect Chaos’: Polkadot to Launch Experimental Kusama Network This Summer

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 16:30

‘Expect Chaos’: Polkadot to Launch Experimental Kusama Network This Summer Polkadot will be launching an experimental "canary network" called Kusama for early application testing and development.

CoinDesk LIVE: Unpacking the Libra Hearings

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 15:55

CoinDesk LIVE: Unpacking the Libra Hearings CoinDesk LIVE presents opinions and commentary on Libra's hard road ahead. Join six experts and our own editors for a detailed discussion of the future of Mark Zuckerberg's cryptocurrency.

WATCH: Unpacking the Libra Hearings

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 15:55

WATCH: Unpacking the Libra Hearings CoinDesk LIVE presents opinions and commentary on Libra's hard road ahead. Join six experts and our own editors for a detailed discussion of the future of Mark Zuckerberg's cryptocurrency.

WATCH: Breaking Down the Libra Hearings

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 15:55

WATCH: Breaking Down the Libra Hearings CoinDesk LIVE presents opinions and commentary on Libra's hard road ahead. Join six experts and our own editors for a detailed discussion of the future of Mark Zuckerberg's cryptocurrency.

Facebook’s Marcus Says He’d Accept 100% of His Pay in Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 15:13

Facebook’s Marcus Says He’d Accept 100% of His Pay in Libra Facebook blockchain exec David Marcus told lawmakers he would be willing to accept 100 percent of his salary in Libra.

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live Now

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 14:37

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live Now Facebook's hearing in front of the U.S. Senate is live online and we will be running commentary all day.

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 14:37

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live Facebook's hearing in front of the U.S. Senate is live online and we will be running commentary all day.

Tether Accidentally Minted $5 Billion of Its Stablecoins, Then Deleted Them

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 13:42

Tether Accidentally Minted $5 Billion of Its Stablecoins, Then Deleted Them Stablecoin issuer Tether accidentally created $5 billion-worth of its USDT stablecoin at the weekend, before promptly destroying them again.

Facebook’s Libra Should Be Regulated Like a Security, Says Former CFTC Chair

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 13:00

Facebook’s Libra Should Be Regulated Like a Security, Says Former CFTC Chair Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler believes Facebook's Libra looks – and should be regulated like – a security.

Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate Worldwide

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 16. 13:00

Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate Worldwide

Bitcoin ATMs are not currently governed by EU money laundering regulations, and arrests coordinated by Spanish police and Europol in May are bringing new focus to this loophole. A group of eight Spanish and Latin American individuals have been arrested, along with several of their associates, for using crypto ATMs to fund drug traffickers in […]

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Traditional Money Could Be ‘Surpassed’ By E-Money, Stablecoins: IMF Paper

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 12:31

Traditional Money Could Be ‘Surpassed’ By E-Money, Stablecoins: IMF Paper A new IMF paper suggests that cash and bank deposits could be left behind as digital money and fiat-pegged cryptos see greater adoption.

Hackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Fiat

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 11:30

Hackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Fiat Another tranche of stolen funds have hit exchanges and are being turned into fiat.

Hackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Other Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 11:30

Hackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Other Cryptocurrencies Another tranche of stolen funds have hit exchanges and are being turned into fiat.

Key Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish in First Since December

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 11:00

Key Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish in First Since December The widely tracked MACD bitcoin price indicator has turned bearish for the first time in seven months.

Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 10:30

Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea Binance is "working with local partners" on the launch of a branch in South Korea, CEO Changpeng Zhao has reportedly said.

Crypto Companies Offer Deals to Amazon Prime Day Shoppers

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 10:00

Crypto Companies Offer Deals to Amazon Prime Day Shoppers These three blockchain firms are offering discounts in honor of the Amazon ecommerce extravaganza.

PR: Bitcoin.com Wallet Joins Blockchain Consortium FIO

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 16. 09:30

PR: Bitcoin.com Wallet Joins Blockchain Consortium FIO

Bitcoin.com wallet, the official wallet of Bitcoin.com, has joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) in a move that will assist the wave of new users who are expected to join cryptocurrency markets as a result of June’s recent coin and token price increase.

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Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 08:45

Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech U.S. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has argued for the use of blockchain networks in protecting users' data from "exploitation."

Complete Indian Draft Crypto Bill Leaked – Experts Weigh In

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 16. 07:15

Complete Indian Draft Crypto Bill Leaked – Experts Weigh In

A draft cryptocurrency bill for India has been leaked in full, but details of the bill have raised some questions. News.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of experts in the field who shared their analyses of the bill’s content and its implications on the Indian crypto industry. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 16. 04:00

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering They don't exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).

Polychain Leads $7 Million Round in Crypto Trading Desk Altonomy

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 22:00

Polychain Leads $7 Million Round in Crypto Trading Desk Altonomy Altonomy, a trading desk and cloud mining company, has raised $7 million in equity investment.

Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade Discussions

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 15. 21:56

Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade Discussions

Another week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting merchants were onboarded. Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Buterin Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 15. 21:56

Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Buterin Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH

Another week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting merchants were onboarded. Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin Cash Update: Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 15. 21:56

Bitcoin Cash Update: Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH

Another week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting merchants were onboarded. Also Read: […]

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Huobi’s Burns 116 Percent More Tokens Amid Quarterly Revenue Gains

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 21:00

Huobi’s Burns 116 Percent More Tokens Amid Quarterly Revenue Gains “There are two big trends reflecting the size of this quarter’s buyback. The first is a rapidly strengthening market for digital assets and the other is the increasing popularity of our entire product line," said Huobi Group CEO, Leon Li.

Huobi Burns 14 Million Huobi Tokens Amid Revenue Gains

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 21:00

Huobi Burns 14 Million Huobi Tokens Amid Revenue Gains “There are two big trends reflecting the size of this quarter’s buyback. The first is a rapidly strengthening market for digital assets and the other is the increasing popularity of our entire product line," said Huobi Group CEO, Leon Li.

Crypto Genius or Fake? The Craig Wright Saga Explained

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 20:30

Crypto Genius or Fake? The Craig Wright Saga Explained Craig Wright may or may not be Satoshi Nakamoto but his appearance in court doesn't bode well for the cryptographer.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Is ‘Not Comfortable’ With Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 19:02

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Is ‘Not Comfortable’ With Facebook’s Libra In a press conference Monday, Mnuchin voiced the Trump administration's concerns with Facebook's Libra and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

Set Protocol Launches Ethereum Trading Strategy Bots

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 19:00

Set Protocol Launches Ethereum Trading Strategy Bots The ETH 20 Day Moving Average Set acts as a "tokenized trading bot," said Felix Feng, Set Protocol CEO.

What to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency This Week

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 16:00

What to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency This Week The Congressional hearings on Facebook's Libra are likely to focus more on the company's privacy failings than broad crypto policy questions.

What to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 16:00

What to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency The Congressional hearings on Facebook's Libra are likely to focus more on the company's privacy failings than broad crypto policy questions.

Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 15. 15:00

Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

The U.S. Treasury Department has just issued an urgent letter requesting a lift on the debt ceiling, warning Congress of imminent financial collision in September as federal cash is running out. Though this scenario has played out many times before, it takes on special significance now in light of president Trump’s recent comments about bitcoin, […]

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New York Grants Bitlicense to Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 14:16

New York Grants Bitlicense to Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX NYDFS has granted two BitLicenses to subsidiaries of Seed CX, allowing the company to offer crypto services to financial firms.

Japan Creates Working Group to Discuss Facebook Libra Ahead of G7 Meeting

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 14:10

Japan Creates Working Group to Discuss Facebook Libra Ahead of G7 Meeting Japan has set up a working group to examine the issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project ahead of a G7 meeting this week.

Samsung Teams With Banks, Telcos for Mobile ID Network Based on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 12:45

Samsung Teams With Banks, Telcos for Mobile ID Network Based on Blockchain Tech giant Samsung Electronics is joining six other major South Korean firms to develop a blockchain-based certificate and ID authentication network.

Bitcoin’s Price Could Rise If Facebook’s Crypto Survives Congress Hearings

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 11:40

Bitcoin’s Price Could Rise If Facebook’s Crypto Survives Congress Hearings Bitcoin is under pressure ahead of U.S. congressional hearings on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency on July 16 and 17. But what happens next?

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 10:15

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System Shinhan Card has been granted a patent for a blockchain payment system that could reportedly do away with physical credit cards.

PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 15. 09:30

PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

By John Yearwood Cred Correspondent Amid a dramatic Bitcoin bull run, two of the most influential names in the blockchain finance industry have launched a platform to expand global lending and earning on investments in cryptocurrency. The partnership between Bitcoin.com and Cred allows Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10 percent interest on Bitcoin and […]

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UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 09:30

UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include a new regime for crypto assets.

Blockchain Consortium Startup R3 Said to Be Considering an IPO

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 08:40

Blockchain Consortium Startup R3 Said to Be Considering an IPO Blockchain consortium startup R3 is mulling an IPO, according to Bloomberg sources.

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 08:00

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing After a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it's discovered that another $2.3 million is missing. 

What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 04:00

What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes Donald Trump took aim at bitcoin last week. He also kicked off a whole new phase in bitcoin's mainstream moment.

US May Bar Large Tech Firms From Issuing Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 03:10

US May Bar Large Tech Firms From Issuing Cryptocurrencies Lawmakers in the U.S. are discussing a bill that seeks to prevent large technology institutions in the country from issuing cryptocurrencies.

Below $10K: Bitcoin Price Drops $1.4K in 24 Hours to Hit 2-Week Low

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 15. 00:43

Below $10K: Bitcoin Price Drops $1.4K in 24 Hours to Hit 2-Week Low The cryptocurrency markets fell sharply on July 14 after bitcoin endured a $1400 sell-off, denying the bulls a chance to revisit 2019 highs.

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 14. 22:30

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Businesses around the world continue to adopt bitcoin cash as a payment method and an exchange adds support for trading BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update hosted by Roger Ver on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com Bitcoin Cash […]

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BCH Merchant Adoption and Exchange Support – Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 14. 22:30

BCH Merchant Adoption and Exchange Support – Weekly Video Update

Businesses around the world continue to adopt bitcoin cash as a payment method and an exchange adds support for trading BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update hosted by Roger Ver on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com Bitcoin Cash […]

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How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 14. 18:45

How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

Facebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to […]

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How the US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 14. 18:45

How the US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

Facebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to […]

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Police Bust Chinese Bitcoin Mining Farm After Surge in Power Usage

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2019. Jul. 14. 15:05

Police Bust Chinese Bitcoin Mining Farm After Surge in Power Usage Police confiscated over 4,000 mining devices in a 20 person bust.

PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

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2019. Jul. 14. 09:30

PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange, Matrix Exchange announced on July 12 that it has received an In-Principle Approval (IPA) from by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a crypto asset exchange and custodian in ADGM.

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Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

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2019. Jul. 14. 00:30

Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border of Venezuela, giving refugees from […]

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Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 14. 00:30

Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border of Venezuela, giving refugees from […]

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 13. 18:30

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

On July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.” Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 13. 15:19

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

This week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give market leaders Bitmex and Deribit […]

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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 13. 08:22

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses. Also read: G20 […]

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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 13. 00:45

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Cryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation to free crypto-fiat transactions from […]

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Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 12. 21:10

Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

According to regional reports, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is planning to allow licensed cryptocurrency mining as long as operations are charged for electricity based on the price of export. The CBI governor, Abdol Nasser Hemmati, explained that mined cryptocurrencies should flow back into the Iranian economy. Also read: Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to […]

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Crypto Prediction Market and Derivatives Platform Veil Is Closing

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2019. Jul. 12. 21:02

Crypto Prediction Market and Derivatives Platform Veil Is Closing Veil launched six months ago with an Auger protocol to make decentralized predictions on real world events.

CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

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2019. Jul. 12. 18:59

CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction The operator of BitFunder and WeExchange will serve 14 months in prison after defrauding investors and misrepresenting a hack.

‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 12. 17:30

‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

P2P bitcoin trade is surging in Zimbabwe via mobile exchange platforms like Ecocash, despite recent government efforts to curb the use of competing currencies locally. As of June 24, the reinstated Zimbabwe dollar (formerly RTGS dollar) is now the only recognized currency in the economically embattled southern African country. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube sees the […]

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IRS Confirms It Trained Staff on Finding Crypto Wallets

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2019. Jul. 12. 17:30

IRS Confirms It Trained Staff on Finding Crypto Wallets The IRS may subpoena tech firms like Apple, Google and Microsoft in search of taxpayers’ unreported crypto holdings. 

IRS Confirms It Trained Staff to Find Crypto Wallets

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 12. 17:30

IRS Confirms It Trained Staff to Find Crypto Wallets The IRS may subpoena tech firms like Apple, Google and Microsoft in search of taxpayers’ unreported crypto holdings. 

Mark Cuban ‘Not a Big Fan’ of Facebook’s Libra

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2019. Jul. 12. 15:33

Mark Cuban ‘Not a Big Fan’ of Facebook’s Libra The Shark Tank co-host things Facebook's Libra is a "big mistake."

Another Crypto Company Wants to Offer Bitcoin Derivatives in the US

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 12. 13:52

Another Crypto Company Wants to Offer Bitcoin Derivatives in the US Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital has announced plans to offer bitcoin derivatives for U.S. investors – if the CFTC approves.

Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

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2019. Jul. 12. 13:15

Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Are you a cryptocurrency user and rugby fan who’s always dreamed of going to the World Cup? Here’s your chance to win tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, including flights and accommodation, in an exclusive competition at Games.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange SIX How to […]

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Binance Destroys $26 Million Worth of Its Team’s BNB Tokens

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2019. Jul. 12. 12:31

Binance Destroys $26 Million Worth of Its Team’s BNB Tokens Binance says it has completed the eight quarterly "burn" of Binance coin tokens – all from its team's allocation.

Crypto Broker Prasos Wins EU Payment Institution License

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2019. Jul. 12. 11:50

Crypto Broker Prasos Wins EU Payment Institution License The Finland-based crypto firm says it can expand its fiat payment offerings after being granted the license.

What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 12. 11:15

What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again, and this time he’s talking about bitcoin and the superiority of the United States dollar. Bashing lack of regulation and potential for criminal activity inherent to crypto, Trump claims the U.S. fiat will always be the strongest currency in the world. As empirical evidence goes, however, it’s […]

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Pullback Over? Bitcoin Bounces $600 From Historically Strong Price Support

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2019. Jul. 12. 11:01

Pullback Over? Bitcoin Bounces $600 From Historically Strong Price Support Bitcoin has bounced up from historically strong price support, raising the prospects of a renewed push toward recent highs above $13,000.

Pullback Over? Bitcoin Bounces $600 from $11K Price Support

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2019. Jul. 12. 11:01

Pullback Over? Bitcoin Bounces $600 from $11K Price Support Bitcoin has bounced up from historically strong price support, raising the prospects of a renewed push toward recent highs above $13,000.

Facebook Is Seeking an Economics Researcher for Its Calibra Wallet

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2019. Jul. 12. 10:30

Facebook Is Seeking an Economics Researcher for Its Calibra Wallet Facebook is continuing to grow the team for its Libra cryptocurrency project with the hiring of a new economics researcher.

The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 12. 09:16

The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

The cryptosphere was rubbing its hands with glee when U.S. president Donald Trump fired off a typically cantankerous tweetstorm on June 11 in which he took aim at Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and Libra. Bitcoiners relished the sudden attention directed towards their sphere from the president’s 62 million-strong Twitter account, but took issue with the veracity of […]

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The Miami Dolphins Now Have an ‘Official Crypto’ – And It’s Litecoin

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2019. Jul. 12. 09:12

The Miami Dolphins Now Have an ‘Official Crypto’ – And It’s Litecoin The American football team has teamed up with the Litecoin Foundation to accept cryptocurrency payments.

How Bitcoin Might Help the World’s Oppressed Sidestep Censorship – in Space

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 12. 08:00

How Bitcoin Might Help the World’s Oppressed Sidestep Censorship – in Space An advocacy group is testing out the idea that the combination of bitcoin and orbital communication can help fight news censorship.

Bitcoin Could Help Stop News Censorship – from Space

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 12. 08:00

Bitcoin Could Help Stop News Censorship – from Space An advocacy group is testing out the idea that the combination of bitcoin and orbital communication can help fight news censorship.

Bitpoint Exchange Hacked for $32 Million in Cryptocurrency

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2019. Jul. 12. 06:25

Bitpoint Exchange Hacked for $32 Million in Cryptocurrency Bitpoint, a licensed cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, has been hacked with $32 million worth in crypto assets stolen from the platform.

Bitcoin Unaffected as Markets Shrug Off Trump’s Critical Tweets

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2019. Jul. 12. 06:01

Bitcoin Unaffected as Markets Shrug Off Trump’s Critical Tweets On thursday evening, the US president stated in a tweet that unregulated crypto assets possess the ability to facilitate unlawful behavior, so far the markets have been slower to react.

US President Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’ of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 12. 00:43

US President Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’ of Bitcoin US President Donald Trump tweeted about bitcoin and Facebook's Libra on Thursday. He's not a fan.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Compares Bitcoin to Gold

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 22:30

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Compares Bitcoin to Gold Powell compared bitcoin to gold, referring to them both as speculative stores of value.

Police in Spain Say Bitcoin ATMs Expose Problems in Europe’s AML Laws

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 22:00

Police in Spain Say Bitcoin ATMs Expose Problems in Europe’s AML Laws Spanish police authorities are raising the alarm because a recent criminal case involved the use of bitcoin ATMs, making their jobs more difficult.

SEC Gives YouNow’s Ethereum Token ‘Props’ Reg A+ Approval

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 21:00

SEC Gives YouNow’s Ethereum Token ‘Props’ Reg A+ Approval The U.S. securities regulator has given two blockchain token-centric projects its approval this week.

Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 20:30

Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

The Kleiman v. Wright case continues this week and a slew of new evidence has been submitted to the Southern District of Florida courthouse. A supplemental affidavit stemming from the Kleiman estate’s expert witness, Dr. Matthew Edman, indicates that documents submitted to the court as evidence were “modified” and “backdated.” Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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110 Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Trying to Get Licensed in Japan

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2019. Jul. 11. 20:00

110 Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Trying to Get Licensed in Japan In 2019 the Financial Services Agency has approved 3 new exchanges, following a year without any new openings.

Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 18:30

Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

Last year news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the cofounder of Bitkan, Fang Yu, about the company’s K-Site project, which acts as a decentralized media outlet, micro-blog and forum with rewards. Just recently, Bitkan spoke with news.Bitcoin.com about K-Site’s growth and how the platform’s BCH community raised funds for the Bitcoin Cash Development Fund. Bitkan highlighted that the […]

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Bitcoin’s 3-Day Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’

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2019. Jul. 11. 18:20

Bitcoin’s 3-Day Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’ Bitcoin's three-day chart suggests that a "golden cross" is set to occur for the first time since early 2016.

Bitcoin’s Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 18:20

Bitcoin’s Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’ Bitcoin's three-day chart suggests that a "golden cross" is set to occur for the first time since early 2016.

ConsenSys May Finally Fix Its ‘Chaotic’ Employee Equity Situation

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 17:47

ConsenSys May Finally Fix Its ‘Chaotic’ Employee Equity Situation ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin is responding to employee complaints about how shares in the ethereum venture studio are doled out, sources say.

Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

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2019. Jul. 11. 16:45

Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire Before shutting down, Bitcoin Wallets' "manager" promised 100-percent returns on investors' money in just two weeks. Then they burned down his house.

The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization 

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 15:19

The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization 

Decentralization over time is an ethos that many crypto projects espouse. To date, however, few have completed this journey. Talking the talk is easy, but when it comes down to it, only a handful of projects are bold enough to walk the walk and willingly entrust their fate to the community. Also read: How 10 […]

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Amazon, Deloitte, Fidelity Partner With IDEO CoLab on Blockchain Accelerator

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2019. Jul. 11. 15:00

Amazon, Deloitte, Fidelity Partner With IDEO CoLab on Blockchain Accelerator The new blockchain accelerator is aiming to boost 12 promising startups this year.

Fidelity Digital Assets Is Hiring 10 More Blockchain and Trading Experts

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 14:30

Fidelity Digital Assets Is Hiring 10 More Blockchain and Trading Experts The crypto-focused branch of the major asset manager is looking to grow its team with the addition of 10 new roles across blockchain and trading.

China Should Prepare Digital Yuan to Counter Facebook Libra: Ex-PBoC Chief

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2019. Jul. 11. 13:22

China Should Prepare Digital Yuan to Counter Facebook Libra: Ex-PBoC Chief China should revamp its plan for a national digital currency in the face of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, says the central bank's former head.

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 13:00

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

Multicoin, Coinbase Ventures Invest $1.5 Million in ‘Decentralized Flickr’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 12:00

Multicoin, Coinbase Ventures Invest $1.5 Million in ‘Decentralized Flickr’ The investment in Textile is aimed to help developers build tools that give web users control of their own data.

‘Lots of Shady Stuff’: BitMEX Posts Part of Debate Between CEO and Nouriel Roubini

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 11:29

‘Lots of Shady Stuff’: BitMEX Posts Part of Debate Between CEO and Nouriel Roubini Dr. Doom and the BitMEX CEO "Tangle In Taipei" in a set of videos.

Bitcoin Price Drops $2K in 24 Hours But Bull View Still Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 11:10

Bitcoin Price Drops $2K in 24 Hours But Bull View Still Intact Bitcoin dropped around $2,000 in the last 24 hours, but the outlook isn't as gloomy as you might think.

Canada’s Crypto Exchanges Must Now Register as MSBs, Report Transactions Over $10K

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 10:20

Canada’s Crypto Exchanges Must Now Register as MSBs, Report Transactions Over $10K Canada has updated its anti-money laundering rules, classing crypto exchanges as MSBs and mandating financial compliance and reporting.

Winklevoss-backed Crypto Self-Regulatory Group Prepares to Woo Congress

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 10:00

Winklevoss-backed Crypto Self-Regulatory Group Prepares to Woo Congress The Virtual Commodity Association has launched six committees to write “well-informed, sensible regulation” for the crypto industry.

PR: Crypto Exchange Bithoven.com Enables Margin Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 09:30

PR: Crypto Exchange Bithoven.com Enables Margin Trading

Bithoven.com a progressive and high-tech cryptocurrency trading platform, has reported on the launch of advanced Margin Trading services on multifunctional MetaTrader 5, with maximum leverage 1:20 and BTC as margin nominal currency for more scalable and convenient buy and sell operations.

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Binance Launches Platform ‘2.0’ as Margin Trading Goes Live

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 08:34

Binance Launches Platform ‘2.0’ as Margin Trading Goes Live Binance has launched version 2.0 of its platform – a move that officially adds margin trading for its customers.

JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 08:30

JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

A ship seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in June carrying over 15,000 kilos of cocaine has now been tied to JP Morgan Chase’s asset management unit. Officially the company does not exercise any operational control of the vessel, but some serious questions are raised when such large scale transport is used […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 11. 05:30

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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Oil Giant Shell Invests in Startup That Uses Blockchain Tech for Energy Tracking

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 04:30

Oil Giant Shell Invests in Startup That Uses Blockchain Tech for Energy Tracking A blockchain startup that says it's working to give energy consumers more choice has raised an undisclosed sum from Shell and Sumitomo Group.

Bitcoin Dips $1k In 1 Hour As Markets Take A Hit

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 11. 01:37

Bitcoin Dips $1k In 1 Hour As Markets Take A Hit The cryptocurrency markets fell sharply on July 10 after bitcoin (BTC) suffered another $1000 sell-off, denying a bullish breakout that looked primed to test its recent 2019 highs.

Blockstack Is Planning One of the First Reg A+ Compliant Token Offerings In the US

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2019. Jul. 10. 22:27

Blockstack Is Planning One of the First Reg A+ Compliant Token Offerings In the US The token offering could be a way forward for other startups looking to raise using SEC-approved funding rules.

Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 21:50

Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Cryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen […]

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US Election Authority Set to Approve Congressional Candidate’s Plan to Issue Ethereum Token

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 21:01

US Election Authority Set to Approve Congressional Candidate’s Plan to Issue Ethereum Token A candidate for Congress wants to reward campaign volunteers and participants with an ethereum-based token. FEC officials are set to give their approval.

Turkey’s New Economic Roadmap Calls for Central Bank Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 17:47

Turkey’s New Economic Roadmap Calls for Central Bank Cryptocurrency The initiative is part of Turkey's 11th Development Plan aimed at to reinvigorating the national economy.

Fed Chair Says Libra ‘Cannot Go Forward’ Until Facebook Addresses Concerns

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 16:45

Fed Chair Says Libra ‘Cannot Go Forward’ Until Facebook Addresses Concerns Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Facebook should not be allowed to launch its Libra cryptocurrency until the company details how it will handle a number of regulatory concerns.

Metropolitan Bank Says It Shut Down Tether’s Account After 5 Months

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 16:05

Metropolitan Bank Says It Shut Down Tether’s Account After 5 Months Metropolitan Commercial Bank maintained accounts for Tether and affiliated companies for less than half a year before shutting them down.

Dapp Platfrom Near Raises $12.1 Million From Metastable, Accomplice

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 16:00

Dapp Platfrom Near Raises $12.1 Million From Metastable, Accomplice The funding round included Pantera Capital, Electric Capital and Amplify Partners.

Dapp Platform Near Raises $12.1 Million From Metastable, Accomplice

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 16:00

Dapp Platform Near Raises $12.1 Million From Metastable, Accomplice The funding round included Pantera Capital, Electric Capital and Amplify Partners.

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange May Join Facebook’s Libra Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 15:15

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange May Join Facebook’s Libra Project The Winklevoss twins might mend fences with Mark Zuckerberg through the Libra cryptocurrency project.

Fold App Enables Bitcoin Lightning Payments at Whole Foods, Starbucks

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 14:40

Fold App Enables Bitcoin Lightning Payments at Whole Foods, Starbucks The payments feature will facilitate in-store or online purchases at blue chip retailers including Starbucks, Whole Foods, AMC, Home Depot, and Southwest Airlines.

Binance-Backed Firm Working to Boost Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 14:00

Binance-Backed Firm Working to Boost Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million Marlin Protocol, which offers relayer networks to make blockchains faster, has raised $3 million from Binance Labs, Arrington XRP Capital and others.

Binance Labs-Backed Firm Working to Boost Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 14:00

Binance Labs-Backed Firm Working to Boost Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million Marlin Protocol, which offers relayer networks to make blockchains faster, has raised $3 million from Binance Labs, Arrington XRP Capital and others.

Binance Labs–Backed Startup Boosting Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 14:00

Binance Labs–Backed Startup Boosting Blockchain Speeds Raises $3 Million Marlin Protocol, which offers relayer networks to make blockchains faster, has raised $3 million from Binance Labs, Arrington XRP Capital and others.

Samsung Quietly Releases a Blockchain SDK for Dapp Creation

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 13:50

Samsung Quietly Releases a Blockchain SDK for Dapp Creation The SDK melds Dapp creation with a device-based key storage system for private key management.

Commercial Debt Market Goes Live With Backing From Coinbase Ventures

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 13:30

Commercial Debt Market Goes Live With Backing From Coinbase Ventures With Cadence, an ethereum-powered marketplace, institutional and accredited investors can now fund short-term loans to small businesses.

Sia Network Raises $3.5 Million From Bain Capital to Become Crypto Hulu

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 13:00

Sia Network Raises $3.5 Million From Bain Capital to Become Crypto Hulu Nebulous, the startup behind the Sia network for decentralized file storage, is doubling its staff and focusing on media streaming.

A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 12:00

A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Former antivirus software guru and 2020 Libertarian presidential “hopeful” John McAfee is a controversial figure, polarizing opinion in politics and culture, and taking a bold stand against the U.S. federal government. Most recently this has involved offering to help the Cuban state develop its own cryptocurrency in the interest of avoiding U.S. interventionism in trade. […]

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A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 12:00

A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Former antivirus software guru and 2020 Libertarian presidential “hopeful” John McAfee is a controversial figure, polarizing opinion in politics and culture, and taking a bold stand against the U.S. federal government. Most recently this has involved offering to help the Cuban state develop its own cryptocurrency in the interest of avoiding U.S. interventionism in trade. […]

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Visa, Blockchain Capital, a16z Back $40 Million Series B Round for Crypto Custodian Anchorage

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 12:00

Visa, Blockchain Capital, a16z Back $40 Million Series B Round for Crypto Custodian Anchorage Institutional crypto custody provider Anchorage just raised $40 million in a Series B round backed by Blockchain Capital, Visa and a16z.

Bitcoin Price Recovers 85% of Recent Losses With Move Above $13K

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Recovers 85% of Recent Losses With Move Above $13K Bitcoin bolstered its already bullish technical setup with a move above $13,000 earlier today.

Blockchain Firm Diginex May Soon List on Nasdaq in the US: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 09:46

Blockchain Firm Diginex May Soon List on Nasdaq in the US: Report The blockchain and cryptocurrency services firm could soon to go public in the U.S. via a reverse IPO, a report says.

PR: My BitIRA Launches to Empower US Consumers With 24/7 Cryptocurrency Retirement Account Access

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 09:30

PR: My BitIRA Launches to Empower US Consumers With 24/7 Cryptocurrency Retirement Account Access

BitIRA — pioneer of the first insured cold storage solution for cryptocurrency retirement accounts — has launched its newest tool, the “My BitIRA”[https://my.bitira.com] investing platform. My BitIRA maximizes the transparency and control individuals in the U.S. have over their cryptocurrency retirement accounts by granting direct access to monitor value and start transactions.

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Coinbase Is in Talks to Launch Its Own Insurance Company

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 09:00

Coinbase Is in Talks to Launch Its Own Insurance Company Coinbase is exploring plans to set up its own regulated insurance company with the help of broker Aon, sources told CoinDesk.

Facebook Says It Won’t Launch Crypto in India Due to Regulatory Issues

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 08:00

Facebook Says It Won’t Launch Crypto in India Due to Regulatory Issues Facebook reportedly said that current regulatory restrictions mean it has "no plans" to launch its digital wallet service and crypto in India.

Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 05:00

Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

The global cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid has announced the release of its new BCH/USDC trading pairs allowing anyone to swap bitcoin cash for the popular stablecoin USDC. Moreover, Liquid users will soon be able to connect their accounts to Bitcoin.com’s new Bitcoin Cash Register app and receive USDC directly. Also read: A Complete A-Z of […]

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Singapore’s Stock Exchange Backs New Ethereum Security Token Platform

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2019. Jul. 10. 01:35

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Backs New Ethereum Security Token Platform A new security token platform has launched with backing from Singapore stock exchange SGX and technical help from ConsenSys.

Goldman Sachs Seeks Executive to Lead ‘Unprecedented’ Digital Asset Projects

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 10. 01:02

Goldman Sachs Seeks Executive to Lead ‘Unprecedented’ Digital Asset Projects "In short, we’re evolving, and we’re looking for some of the most talented individuals in the world to help us go further than ever before," according to the job posting.

Exchange Behemoth Binance Opens Singapore Branch

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2019. Jul. 10. 01:00

Exchange Behemoth Binance Opens Singapore Branch This is the third exchange within the Binance ecosystem, including Binance Uganda and Binance Jersey.

Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 10. 00:00

Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

It’s very odd that citizens never get to vote or have any say in regard to society’s money, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of everyday life. In fact, in developed countries, most central banks are institutions that are privatized from political interference and history explains why. Also Read: IRS Agents Propose […]

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Facebook to Senators: Libra Crypto Will Respect Consumer Privacy

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2019. Jul. 09. 21:19

Facebook to Senators: Libra Crypto Will Respect Consumer Privacy Facebook's David Marcus told lawmakers its new libra cryptocurrency will not store or share personal financial information – with a few caveats.

Facebook to Senators: Libra Crypto Will Respect Privacy

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 21:19

Facebook to Senators: Libra Crypto Will Respect Privacy Facebook's David Marcus told lawmakers its new libra cryptocurrency will not store or share personal financial information – with a few caveats.

LG Expands Blockchain Applications With Food Ledger and Potential Crypto Wallet

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 21:00

LG Expands Blockchain Applications With Food Ledger and Potential Crypto Wallet LG has experimented with blockchain since 2017 through its many subsidiaries. This is the closest its gotten to releasing a wallet.

LG Expands Blockchain Ambitions With Food Ledger and Crypto Patent

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 21:00

LG Expands Blockchain Ambitions With Food Ledger and Crypto Patent LG has experimented with blockchain since 2017 through its many subsidiaries. This is the closest its gotten to releasing a wallet.

LG Expands Blockchain Ambitions With Food Ledger and Crypto Trademark

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 21:00

LG Expands Blockchain Ambitions With Food Ledger and Crypto Trademark LG has experimented with blockchain since 2017 through its many subsidiaries. This is the closest its gotten to releasing a wallet.

tZERO Tokenizes Atari Founder’s Biopic

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2019. Jul. 09. 20:30

tZERO Tokenizes Atari Founder’s Biopic The subsidiary of Overstock is attempting to break into the movie business.

tZERO Plans to Tokenize Atari Founder’s Biopic

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 20:30

tZERO Plans to Tokenize Atari Founder’s Biopic The subsidiary of Overstock is attempting to break into the movie business.

tZERO Announces Plans to Tokenize Atari Founder’s Biopic

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 20:30

tZERO Announces Plans to Tokenize Atari Founder’s Biopic The subsidiary of Overstock is attempting to break into the movie business.

Openfinance Adds Hedge Fund Token Portos to Its Trading Platform

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2019. Jul. 09. 20:00

Openfinance Adds Hedge Fund Token Portos to Its Trading Platform Alternative trading system Openfinance is adding PRTS to its platform.

Openfinance Adds Hedge Fund Token Protos to Its Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 20:00

Openfinance Adds Hedge Fund Token Protos to Its Trading Platform Alternative trading system Openfinance is adding PRTS to its platform.

$1 Million Loans Are Being Minted on MakerDAO – More May Be on the Way

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 19:50

$1 Million Loans Are Being Minted on MakerDAO – More May Be on the Way A bullish ETH market appears to be increasing the number of large collateralized debt positions on MakerDAO.

IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 09. 18:00

IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on […]

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John McAfee Offers to Build Cuba’s First Cryptocurrency

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2019. Jul. 09. 15:00

John McAfee Offers to Build Cuba’s First Cryptocurrency The tech guru has wants to be Cuba's crypto advisor.

Money Laundering Scandals Bring Court Charges and Record Job Cuts to Euro Banks

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 09. 13:45

Money Laundering Scandals Bring Court Charges and Record Job Cuts to Euro Banks

The international financial establishment is known to express concern about the risks of money laundering when the crypto space is mentioned. A string of scandals indicates, however, that traditional banks are not only susceptible to the phenomenon but sometimes complicit, whether knowingly or inadvertently. New chapters have been added to the saga over the last […]

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Kakao Claims Its New Blockchain Is 15x Faster than Ethereum

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2019. Jul. 09. 13:15

Kakao Claims Its New Blockchain Is 15x Faster than Ethereum Kakao's blockchain subsidiary GroundX says its recently launched Klaytn blockchain can mine a block in as little as a second.

Multicoin, Binance, Coinbase Invest in Startup Keeping Private Keys Secure

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 13:00

Multicoin, Binance, Coinbase Invest in Startup Keeping Private Keys Secure Private key management startup Torus has raised $2 million from some heavy hitters, including Coinbase Ventures, Binance Labs and Multicoin Capital.

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 12:05

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has launched an initiative to study the "unique attributes and use-cases" of blockchain tech.

Bitcoin Price Eyes Move Above $13K as Dominance Rate Hits 2-Year High

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2019. Jul. 09. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Eyes Move Above $13K as Dominance Rate Hits 2-Year High Bitcoin’s break above a key price hurdle looks to have set the tone for a retest of recent highs above $13,800.

Binance Cuts Time Needed for BTC, ETH Deposits and Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 10:11

Binance Cuts Time Needed for BTC, ETH Deposits and Withdrawals Binance has just cut the number of block confirmations needed to make withdrawals and deposits in two top cryptocurrencies.

110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 09. 10:05

110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

Following G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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110 Crypto Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 09. 10:05

110 Crypto Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

Following G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Posts Biggest Jump in 12 Months

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2019. Jul. 09. 09:30

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Posts Biggest Jump in 12 Months Bitcoin mining difficulty has grown faster in the last two weeks than in any period since August 2018, a sign that competition is heating up.

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Just Posted Its Biggest Increase Since 2018

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2019. Jul. 09. 09:30

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Just Posted Its Biggest Increase Since 2018 Bitcoin mining difficulty has grown faster in the last two weeks than in any period since August 2018, a sign that competition is heating up.

Polish Crypto Exchange Bitmarket Suddenly Shuts Down

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 08:52

Polish Crypto Exchange Bitmarket Suddenly Shuts Down Polish cryptocurrency exchange Bitmarket has just shut down without warning, citing "loss of liquidity."

Safety Without Silos: Why Businesses Will Learn to Love Public Ethereum

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2019. Jul. 09. 08:00

Safety Without Silos: Why Businesses Will Learn to Love Public Ethereum Enterprises are finally realizing that mainnet ethereum is a way to end decades of brittle, balkanized and bespoke system integration, writes John Wolpert.

NYAG: Bitfinex, Tether Served New York Residents Longer Than They Claim

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 09. 02:19

NYAG: Bitfinex, Tether Served New York Residents Longer Than They Claim The New York Attorney General's Office (NYAG) has submitted a series of new evidence to prove the crypto exchange Bitfinex and Tether had served New York customers longer than it claimed. 

Tron Says Protestors at Beijing Office Invested in Imposter Scheme

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 21:00

Tron Says Protestors at Beijing Office Invested in Imposter Scheme The price of Tron tanked Monday on inaccurate rumors of a "police raid" at the company's office in Beijing. The real story was more interesting.

Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditors’ Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin Owed

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 19:05

Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditors’ Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin Owed Former Mt Gox customers can recoup $900 per bitcoin owed by selling their claims to Fortress Investment Group.

Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 19:05

Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin Former Mt Gox customers can recoup $900 per bitcoin owed by selling their claims to Fortress Investment Group.

Investor Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 19:05

Investor Fortress Will Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims for $900 Per Bitcoin Former Mt Gox customers can recoup $900 per bitcoin owed by selling their claims to Fortress Investment Group.

SEC, FINRA Issue Explanation of Crypto Custodian Approval Delay

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 18:40

SEC, FINRA Issue Explanation of Crypto Custodian Approval Delay In a joint statement Monday, the SEC and FINRA laid out the issues they must examine before approving broker-dealer applications from crypto startups.

Swap and Track BCH on the New Shapeshift Suite for Noncustodial Crypto Management

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 17:55

Swap and Track BCH on the New Shapeshift Suite for Noncustodial Crypto Management

Shapeshift, the company that allows traders worldwide to exchange hundreds of cryptocurrency pairs launched its new crypto platform that now offers an integrated suite of digital asset management in a noncustodial fashion. The firm believes the latest release offers a true end-to-end solution that aims to bolster free market finance. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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Swap and Track BCH on the New Noncustodial Shapeshift Suite

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 17:55

Swap and Track BCH on the New Noncustodial Shapeshift Suite

Shapeshift, the company that allows traders worldwide to exchange hundreds of cryptocurrency pairs launched its new crypto platform that now offers an integrated suite of digital asset management in a noncustodial fashion. The firm believes the latest release offers a true end-to-end solution that aims to bolster free market finance. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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Crypto Ponzi Scheme Says It Has ‘No Cash to Pay out’ to Upset Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 17:30

Crypto Ponzi Scheme Says It Has ‘No Cash to Pay out’ to Upset Investors Hundreds of locals who used to eagerly gather outside the Bitcoin Wallet office in Ladysmith, South Africa are now mobbing the office to demand their money back.

Hyundai’s Token Company Partners With CasperLabs to Build a PoS Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 16:17

Hyundai’s Token Company Partners With CasperLabs to Build a PoS Blockchain HDAC, issuer of the Hyundai-DAC token, is working with CasperLabs to move from proof-of-work.

Indian Police to Get Special Training to Spot Crypto Scams

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 14:30

Indian Police to Get Special Training to Spot Crypto Scams A new training session seeks to create "domain expertise" for cryptocurrency related crimes.

Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities Seize 3 Ferraris in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 14:00

Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities Seize 3 Ferraris in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Last week Danish authorities seized three Ferraris belonging to a large Copenhagen-based business allegedly seeking to avoid VAT. With the largest bank in Denmark—Danske Bank—also being embroiled in a tax avoidance scandal last year, it seems timely to explore the common libertarian and voluntaryist idea of taxation as theft. With money and valuable assets like […]

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Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 14:00

Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Last week Danish authorities seized three Ferraris belonging to a large Copenhagen-based business allegedly seeking to avoid VAT. With the largest bank in Denmark—Danske Bank—also being embroiled in a tax avoidance scandal last year, it seems timely to explore the common libertarian and voluntaryist idea of taxation as theft. With money and valuable assets like […]

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Facebook Libra Threat Could Spur Work on China’s National Digital Currency: PBoC Official

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 14:00

Facebook Libra Threat Could Spur Work on China’s National Digital Currency: PBoC Official China's central bank could hasten development of its own digital cash to counter the threat posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, an official says.

ShapeShift’s New Platform Aims to Make Crypto Self-Custody as Easy as Coinbase

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 13:00

ShapeShift’s New Platform Aims to Make Crypto Self-Custody as Easy as Coinbase ShapeShift’s new one-stop shop for non-custodial crypto management is launching out of private beta today.

KuCoin Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Trading With 20x Leverage

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 12:00

KuCoin Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Trading With 20x Leverage IDG-backed cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has just launched a crypto derivatives trading platform called KuMEX in public beta.

Bitcoin Price Nears $12K After Rising $500 in Minutes

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Nears $12K After Rising $500 in Minutes Bitcoin leaped into the green in the European trading hours, and is now looking to scale key resistance above $12,000.

Korean Watchdog Warns of Financial Stability Risk From Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 10:15

Korean Watchdog Warns of Financial Stability Risk From Facebook’s Libra Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project threatens the stability of financial systems, according to South Korea's Financial Services Commission.

Experts Dissect Craig Wright’s ‘Satoshi’ Testimony and Court Documents

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 09:00

Experts Dissect Craig Wright’s ‘Satoshi’ Testimony and Court Documents

Last week, Craig Wright, the man who claims he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, appeared in court and testified why he did not have access to his public bitcoin addresses and trust information. Since then a lot of new evidence has been submitted to the court and members of the crypto community have dissected Wright’s recent testimony and […]

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Ex-R3 Exec’s New Mission: Run $100 Trillion Fund Trade on Private Blockchains

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 09:00

Ex-R3 Exec’s New Mission: Run $100 Trillion Fund Trade on Private Blockchains Former R3 executive Brian McNulty has launched a blockchain startup aiming to streamline fund management.

Facebook’s Libra Is a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Regulators, Says ECB Policymaker

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 08:10

Facebook’s Libra Is a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Regulators, Says ECB Policymaker Benoit Coeure of the European Central Bank has said projects like Facebook's Libra require faster action from regulators.

India to Educate High-Ranking Police Officers on Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 06:40

India to Educate High-Ranking Police Officers on Cryptocurrency

India’s national police academy has launched a cryptocurrency course for high-ranking officers of the Indian Police Service. Among the objectives of the course are the functioning and legal aspects of cryptocurrencies, as well as investigations of cases involving digital coins. The Indian police continue to regularly uncover crypto-related schemes as the government deliberates on the […]

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High-Frequency Trading Is New Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 06:00

High-Frequency Trading Is New Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race Crypto exchanges including Huobi, ErisX and Gemini are rolling out the red carpet for high-frequency traders.

High-Frequency Trading Is Newest Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 06:00

High-Frequency Trading Is Newest Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race Crypto exchanges including Huobi, ErisX and Gemini are rolling out the red carpet for high-frequency traders.

Singapore Proposes to End GST Taxation on Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 05:00

Singapore Proposes to End GST Taxation on Cryptocurrencies The Singaporean government's taxation agency is proposing to exempt its goods and services tax (GST) on cryptocurrency transactions.

Singapore’s Tax Agency Proposes to End GST on Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 05:00

Singapore’s Tax Agency Proposes to End GST on Cryptocurrencies Singapore's tax authority is proposing to exempt cryptocurrency transactions from goods and services tax (GST).

Singapore’s Tax Agency Proposes to Exempt Cryptos From GST

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 08. 05:00

Singapore’s Tax Agency Proposes to Exempt Cryptos From GST Singapore's tax authority aims to stop applying goods and services tax (GST) to cryptocurrency transactions.

How to Encrypt Messages With PGP When Using Darknet Markets

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 08. 02:45

How to Encrypt Messages With PGP When Using Darknet Markets

If you’re capable of shopping on the darknet, you’re capable of encrypting your order. PGP provides protection for both parties, thwarting man in the middle attacks and keeping busybodies at bay. The following guide explains how to install PGP and then use it to place an encrypted order on the darknet. Also read: 7 Darknet […]

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US City Plans SLP Token and Canadian Platform Adds BCH in the Bitcoin.com Weekly Video

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 07. 17:30

US City Plans SLP Token and Canadian Platform Adds BCH in the Bitcoin.com Weekly Video

An American city is planning to launch its own SLP token and a Canadian trading platform adds support for BCH pairs. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange American City Plans to Create Local SLP Token […]

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Bitcoin Cash Scaling Benchmarks, Brewdog, and Rising Transaction Volume

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 07. 10:30

Bitcoin Cash Scaling Benchmarks, Brewdog, and Rising Transaction Volume

Over the last week, there’s been lots of going on within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) environment with companies implementing BCH support, new applications, and various announcements. While Bitcoin Cash supporters keep bolstering adoption, development and community projects have continued to flourish. Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to Local.Bitcoin.com The Bitcoin Cash […]

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Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 07. 10:00

Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security After a review of documentation for the Libra protocol and its planned ecosystem, Steven Sprague believes Facebook left out key security components.

Crypto 101: Gauging Trend Strength With the Chaikin Money Flow

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 07. 09:00

Crypto 101: Gauging Trend Strength With the Chaikin Money Flow CoinDesk details the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, which is used to quantify trend strength around volume and market pressure.

Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 07. 07:13

Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Some crypto companies keep wilfully ignoring BCH. Let’s compare the coins and see if BCH haters rail against Bitcoin Cash on purpose or simply due to a lack of understanding. Also read: Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up Bitcoin Scaling and the Block Size Debate When BTC surged […]

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Libra Isn’t a Cryptocurrency. It’s a Glimpse of a New Asset Class

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 06. 11:00

Libra Isn’t a Cryptocurrency. It’s a Glimpse of a New Asset Class Noelle Acheson argues that Libra is not a cryptocurrency, it’s a security. That in itself is a huge innovation, and perhaps a glimpse of what is yet to come.

Rising Institutional Investment Setting Pace For Future Crypto Growth

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 06. 10:02

Rising Institutional Investment Setting Pace For Future Crypto Growth Financial institutions have begun to enter crypto with a quickening pace, setting the tone for the remainder of 2019 and 2020.

‘Don’t Worry We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders -1.5% Interest Rate

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 06. 03:34

‘Don’t Worry We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders -1.5% Interest Rate

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of currency devaluation. Nor do they […]

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‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 06. 03:34

‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of currency devaluation. Nor do they […]

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‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 06. 03:34

‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of currency devaluation. Nor do they […]

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Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 06. 03:34

Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of currency devaluation. Nor do they […]

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Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 06. 00:34

Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether

Love, hate or fear it, there’s no avoiding tether (USDT). Its shadow looms over the cryptoconomy, supplying sanctuary in times of volatility, providing fiat capital inflow and acting as a lightning rod for crypto critics who believe it’s propping up the price of bitcoin. Over the past year, a flurry of new stablecoins have entered […]

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Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 05. 16:45

Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis

The collapse of three banks on three different continents indicates a new global crisis is brewing. But it may also show that the last one never really ended and the tools used to manage the global economy simply don’t work. Also read: Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be […]

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XRP Was Worst Performing Top-10 Crypto in H1 – But BNB Shone

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 15:01

XRP Was Worst Performing Top-10 Crypto in H1 – But BNB Shone The first half of 2019 brought goods times for cryptos in general, and particularly Binance coin. XRP, though, eked out relatively meager gains.

Arrington-backed Crypto Loans Firm to Accept Telegram’s Token as Collateral

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 14:00

Arrington-backed Crypto Loans Firm to Accept Telegram’s Token as Collateral Cryptocurrency loans firm Nexo says it will accept the gram ICO token from messaging app giant Telegram as collateral.

Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 12:30

Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network The popular wallet service Electrum is soon to add official support for bitcoin's lightning network, its founder has told CoinDesk.

Bitcoin Drops 5% Making $12K the Level to Beat for the Bulls

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 11:00

Bitcoin Drops 5% Making $12K the Level to Beat for the Bulls Following another $1,000 drop, bitcoin’s bulls now have target of $12,061 to mitigate bearish pressure.

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% But Rebound Likely, Charts Suggest

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% But Rebound Likely, Charts Suggest Following a $1,000 overnight drop, bitcoin’s bulls now have target of $12,061 to mitigate bearish pressure.

Venezuela’s Maduro Orders Top Bank to Make Petro Available to Public

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 10:00

Venezuela’s Maduro Orders Top Bank to Make Petro Available to Public President Maduro has ordered the Bank of Venezuela to open public counters for his controversial cryptocurrency, the petro.

Bank of Japan: Adopting Central Bank Crypto Would Mean Dropping Cash

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 09:00

Bank of Japan: Adopting Central Bank Crypto Would Mean Dropping Cash A Bank of Japan official has ruled out the launch of a central bank digital currency because to do so would require the country to abandon cash.

Dogecoin Price Surges 37% Following Binance Listing Announcement

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 08:31

Dogecoin Price Surges 37% Following Binance Listing Announcement The price of the popular dogecoin cryptocurrency is surging after the announcement that it will soon be listed on the Binance exchange.

Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 05. 08:00

Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange

Cryptocurrency tracking instruments traded on established equity exchanges allow institutional and retail investors to gain exposure to digital assets. Now there is a new option to invest in bitcoin cash (BCH) with an exchange traded product in one of the most advanced markets in the world. Under the ticker ABCH, bitcoin cash is the sixth […]

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Billion-Dollar Returns: The Upside of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 05. 08:00

Billion-Dollar Returns: The Upside of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency If Libra achieves even modest adoption, the payoff for Facebook and its partners could be in the billions.

Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 15:00

Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving With the supply of new coins to be halved in less than five weeks, litecoin is outpacing its peers.

Twitter Study Finds US Posts Most on Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 14:33

Twitter Study Finds US Posts Most on Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra New research has found that the U.S. leads the world in the volume of tweets referencing bitcoin and Facebook's planned cryptocurrency.

Scammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 14:00

Scammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their losses.

Brazilian Bank Plans to Use Tezos Blockchain for STOs Worth $1 Billion

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 13:00

Brazilian Bank Plans to Use Tezos Blockchain for STOs Worth $1 Billion BTG Pactual, Brazil's fifth largest bank, plans to utilize the Tezos blockchain for security token offerings potentially worth $1 billion.

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Is Cracking Down Harder on Anonymous Crypto Users

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 12:00

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Is Cracking Down Harder on Anonymous Crypto Users New rules make it even harder to create anonymous crypto exchanges in South Korea.

The Swiss Are Onto Something: Facebook, Libra and the Case for Decentralization

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 04. 11:20

The Swiss Are Onto Something: Facebook, Libra and the Case for Decentralization

A recent letter from the U.S. House of Representatives to social media giant Facebook has crypto users speculating feverishly. The implications of the letter, and Calibra CEO David Marcus’ recent response, will inform the future of money not only in America, but worldwide. House Chairwoman Maxine Waters and cohorts took aim this week not only […]

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Bitcoin Eyes Independence Day Price Gains for Fifth Year Running

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 11:00

Bitcoin Eyes Independence Day Price Gains for Fifth Year Running After clawing back 25 percent of recent losses, bitcoin looks set to close in the green on July 4 for the fifth consecutive year.

This Artist Explores the Art and Politics of Crypto Culture

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 10:00

This Artist Explores the Art and Politics of Crypto Culture The crypto artist has worked with Dorian Nakamoto and recently expanded his reach into South America.

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain IDs That Score Trustworthiness in Transactions

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 09:00

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain IDs That Score Trustworthiness in Transactions Fujitsu Laboratories has unveiled digital identity tech that scores users' reliability to increase the security of online transactions.

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain ID Tech That Scores Trustworthiness in Transactions

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 09:00

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain ID Tech That Scores Trustworthiness in Transactions Fujitsu Laboratories has unveiled digital identity tech that scores users' reliability to increase the security of online transactions.

IBM, Top Australian Banks to Pilot Blockchain for Retail Lease Bank Guarantees

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 04. 08:00

IBM, Top Australian Banks to Pilot Blockchain for Retail Lease Bank Guarantees The blockchain pilot will digitize the bank guarantee process in an effort to tackle fraud and improve efficiency.

ZenGo Introduces Non-Custodial, Keyless Competitor to Calibra Wallet

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 21:45

ZenGo Introduces Non-Custodial, Keyless Competitor to Calibra Wallet ZenGo's product shows how Libra can be held in other wallets.

Coinsquare, Just Cash Partnership Enables Non-Bank ATM Crypto Transactions

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 19:30

Coinsquare, Just Cash Partnership Enables Non-Bank ATM Crypto Transactions The software upgrade can potentially be introduced to approximately 170,000 machines across America.

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Fake ID-for-Bitcoin Case

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 19:00

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Fake ID-for-Bitcoin Case A fake ID ring operated between June, 2013, and February, 2018 and may have netted over $4.7 million in bitcoin.

Facebook’s David Marcus: Libra Crypto Users Won’t Have to Trust Us

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 17:35

Facebook’s David Marcus: Libra Crypto Users Won’t Have to Trust Us In a note published Wednesday, Facebook blockchain lead David Marcus pushed back against calls to stop Libra's development.

‘Release the Tape!’: Nouriel Roubini Calls for BitMEX CEO Debate Video

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 15:00

‘Release the Tape!’: Nouriel Roubini Calls for BitMEX CEO Debate Video The anti-bitcoin NYU professor debated the founder of BitMEX. It didn't go well.

Blockstream Launches Atomic Swaps on Liquid Bitcoin Sidechain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 14:00

Blockstream Launches Atomic Swaps on Liquid Bitcoin Sidechain Blockstream has created an "experimental" tool making it easier for users to trade "trustlessly" between tokens on its Liquid sidechain.

June Sets Records for CME Bitcoin Futures as Sign-Ups Surge 30%

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 13:30

June Sets Records for CME Bitcoin Futures as Sign-Ups Surge 30% CME's bitcoin futures product is increasing in popularity, with June setting a record for open interest amid a surge of new account sign-ups.

Casa Launches Lightning Node Mobile App for Bitcoin Newbies

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 13:00

Casa Launches Lightning Node Mobile App for Bitcoin Newbies Casa's new wallet aims to help aspiring cypherpunks graduate from getting their first bitcoin to running their own lightning node.

‘Moderation Bot’ Blacklists Telegram Users to Tackle Crypto Scams

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 12:35

‘Moderation Bot’ Blacklists Telegram Users to Tackle Crypto Scams Blockchain advisory firm AmaZix is launching a "moderation bot" to help stamp out cryptocurrency scams on popular messaging app Telegram.

Bitcoin Rallies By $2K But Bulls Still Aren’t Out of the Woods

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Rallies By $2K But Bulls Still Aren’t Out of the Woods Bitcoin has risen sharply in the last 24 hours, but a key price hurdle must still be passed to confirm a bull revival.

Bitcoin Rallies $2K in 24 Hours But Price Hurdles Remain Intact

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Rallies $2K in 24 Hours But Price Hurdles Remain Intact Bitcoin has risen sharply in the last 24 hours, but a key price hurdle must still be passed to confirm a bull revival.

UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives, ETNs

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 10:04

UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives, ETNs The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is now consulting on a ban of cryptocurrency-based derivatives and ETNs in a bid to protect investors.

UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 10:04

UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is now consulting on a ban of cryptocurrency-based derivatives and ETNs in a bid to protect investors.

Now Japanese Regulators Are Getting Anxious About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 09:00

Now Japanese Regulators Are Getting Anxious About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Japan's central bank has joined the regulators worldwide expressing concerns over the potential risks posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.

Sanctions-Hit Cuba Eyes Cryptocurrency as Solution to Financial Woes

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 08:00

Sanctions-Hit Cuba Eyes Cryptocurrency as Solution to Financial Woes Cuba has announced it is considering the use of cryptocurrency in order to bolster its finances amid U.S.-led sanctions.

Cuba Eyes Cryptocurrency as Solution to Sanctions, Financial Woes

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 08:00

Cuba Eyes Cryptocurrency as Solution to Sanctions, Financial Woes Cuba has announced it is considering the use of cryptocurrency in order to bolster its finances amid U.S.-led sanctions.

Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to India

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 03. 06:50

Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also joined […]

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Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – How They Apply to India

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 03. 06:50

Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – How They Apply to India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also joined […]

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eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 04:15

eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is rolling out support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens, starting Tuesday with MKR, BAT and OMG.

eToro Adds First Ethereum Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 03. 04:15

eToro Adds First Ethereum Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is rolling out support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens, starting Tuesday with MKR, BAT and OMG.

City of Dublin Ohio Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 23:55

City of Dublin Ohio Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

On July 1, Joshua Green, CEO of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) implementation Bitcoin Verde, told the BCH community that the local government from Dublin, Ohio plans to mint a token using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). The unnamed SLP token will be used for city events, redeemed for city-branded swag, discounts, and can be given […]

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City of Dublin Ohio to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 23:55

City of Dublin Ohio to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

On July 1, Joshua Green, CEO of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) implementation Bitcoin Verde, told the BCH community that the local government from Dublin, Ohio plans to mint a token using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). The unnamed SLP token will be used for city events, redeemed for city-branded swag, discounts, and can be given […]

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4 US Lawmakers Join Call to Freeze Facebook’s Libra Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 22:13

4 US Lawmakers Join Call to Freeze Facebook’s Libra Project Several House Democrats called for a moratorium on Libra development in a letter to Facebook executives on Tuesday.

US Watchdog Groups Call for Congress to Put a Freeze on Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 21:30

US Watchdog Groups Call for Congress to Put a Freeze on Facebook’s Libra A group of privacy and consumer watchdogs is asking the U.S. Congress to halt Facebook's Libra project.

Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 21:15

Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up

Venezuela is being crushed by staggering hyperinflation as a sharply divisive political crisis has the economy in ruins. Some are seeking refuge in alternatives to the national currency, like foreign fiat and crypto. The situation also calls into question the long-term trajectories of other, less volatile economies. National banks globally have been consistently struggling to […]

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Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 21:15

Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up

Venezuela is being crushed by staggering hyperinflation as a sharply divisive political crisis has the economy in ruins. Some are seeking refuge in alternatives to the national currency, like foreign fiat and crypto. The situation also calls into question the long-term trajectories of other, less volatile economies. National banks globally have been consistently struggling to […]

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UK Regulators Want a Long Look at Libra, Admonish Facebook’s Mantra to ‘Move Fast, Break Things’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 20:30

UK Regulators Want a Long Look at Libra, Admonish Facebook’s Mantra to ‘Move Fast, Break Things’ The startup mantra just won't cut it with U.K. regulators.

BitFlyer to Resume Opening New Accounts After One Year Voluntary Suspension

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 20:00

BitFlyer to Resume Opening New Accounts After One Year Voluntary Suspension BitFlyer suspended its exchange service after an inquiry from Japan's Financial Services Agency.

Nestle Announces New Blockchain Initiative Separate From Ongoing IBM Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 19:30

Nestle Announces New Blockchain Initiative Separate From Ongoing IBM Project The largest food company by revenue has doubled down on blockchain pilots.

Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 18:45

Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet

In an age of unprecedented censorship, surveillance and rampant deplatforming, Bitcoin stands out as a beacon of hope. Its decentralized ledger enables value to be transmitted to anyone, anywhere without fear or favor. Whether you’re a Mongolian goat herder or a Miami drugs baron, your money is good when it’s sent as bitcoin. But Bitcoin […]

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Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Gulf Coast Royals and Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 18:45

Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Gulf Coast Royals and Investors The Ethereum Foundation and ConsenSys are both working to bring blockchain technology to the Middle East.

Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Persian Gulf Royals and Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 18:45

Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Persian Gulf Royals and Investors The Ethereum Foundation and ConsenSys are both working to bring blockchain technology to the Middle East.

PR: CoinDeal Celebrates Premier League Sponsorship Renewal With Token Launch

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 17:30

PR: CoinDeal Celebrates Premier League Sponsorship Renewal With Token Launch

Coindeal’s popularity and number of new users are growing very fast. The exchange will soon be available in several states in the USA and has prepared their own CoinDeal token – CDL. This giveaway is addressed to its 300.000 current and 150.000 new users – internal exchange tokens are waiting to get them completely for free!

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U.K. Regulators Approve First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 17:30

U.K. Regulators Approve First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund The fund was founded in 2017 by former BlackRock and REW AG employees.

UK Regulators Approve First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 17:30

UK Regulators Approve First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund The fund was founded in 2017 by former BlackRock and REW AG employees.

Bitfinex Repays Tether $100 Million of $700 Million Loan

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 14:50

Bitfinex Repays Tether $100 Million of $700 Million Loan Bitfinex said it has paid back $100 million of the $700 million borrowed from stablecoin issuer Tether.

CloudFlare Outage Takes Down Coinbase, CoinMarketCap and Other Top Crypto Websites

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 14:28

CloudFlare Outage Takes Down Coinbase, CoinMarketCap and Other Top Crypto Websites The outage hit multiple major exchanges and information sites.

Gemini to Apply for Broker-Dealer License in Bid to Trade Crypto Securities

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 14:00

Gemini to Apply for Broker-Dealer License in Bid to Trade Crypto Securities The Winklevoss-owned cryptocurrency exchange Gemini is applying for a broker-dealer license from FINRA.

Former Ripple Exec to Lead Binance’s US Expansion as New Exchange CEO

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 13:00

Former Ripple Exec to Lead Binance’s US Expansion as New Exchange CEO The operator of Binance's upcoming U.S. crypto exchange has hired a former Ripple executive to lead the roll out of the new platform. 

Africa’s Interest in Bitcoin Remains High as 15 States Plan to Adopt the ‘Eco’ Currency

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 12:20

Africa’s Interest in Bitcoin Remains High as 15 States Plan to Adopt the ‘Eco’ Currency

By 2020, a large group of West African countries plan to adopt a single fiat currency called the eco. After a meeting in Abuja held on June 29 between the 15 member-country regional bloc, the implementation of a new single currency, after debating the monetary unit for years, was agreed. Despite the eco discussion and […]

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Planned Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Compliance Keeps User Data Private

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 12:00

Planned Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Compliance Keeps User Data Private CipherTrace is teaming with Shyft on a blockchain solution to help crypto firms meet tough new standards from the Financial Action Task Force.

Planned Blockchain Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Compliance Keeps User Data Private

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 12:00

Planned Blockchain Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Compliance Keeps User Data Private CipherTrace is teaming with Shyft on a blockchain solution to help crypto firms meet tough new standards from the Financial Action Task Force.

Blockchain Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ to Keep User Data Private

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 12:00

Blockchain Solution for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ to Keep User Data Private CipherTrace is teaming with Shyft on a blockchain solution to help crypto firms meet tough new standards from the Financial Action Task Force.

Huobi to Target Decentralized Finance With New Public Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 10:40

Huobi to Target Decentralized Finance With New Public Blockchain Huobi Group is building a "regulator-friendly" public blockchain specifically designed for use cases within decentralized finance.

IBM-Maersk Shipping Blockchain Gains Steam With 15 Carriers Now on Board

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 10:00

IBM-Maersk Shipping Blockchain Gains Steam With 15 Carriers Now on Board IBM has recruited two more major shipping carriers to join the blockchain platform it owns with container giant Maersk.

PR: Pbet IEO Launches on P2PB2B Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 02. 09:30

PR: Pbet IEO Launches on P2PB2B Exchange

Great news for aspiring crypto investors looking for a prospective token. Rising crypto gaming platform Pbet will finally launch its IEO on P2PB2B exchange today for its signature token Pbet that holds strong potential for excellent ROI in near future. PBET will launch its IEO on 2 additional exchanges during this month only.

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Bitcoin Price Dips Below $10K With Deeper Losses Likely

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 09:00

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $10K With Deeper Losses Likely Bitcoin was trading below $10,000 on exchanges for the first time in 11 days Tuesday morning, and may face further losses ahead.

Russia’s Largest Bank Is Quitting Central Bank’s Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 08:00

Russia’s Largest Bank Is Quitting Central Bank’s Blockchain Project Enterprise blockchain project Masterchain is falling short of expectations – and Russia's largest bank is quitting in frustration.

‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank-Backed Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 08:00

‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank-Backed Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives Enterprise blockchain project Masterchain is falling short of expectations – and Russia's largest bank is quitting in frustration.

‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 08:00

‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives Enterprise blockchain project Masterchain is falling short of expectations – and Russia's largest bank is looking for other options.

Binance Exchange Is Launching Crypto Futures Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 06:10

Binance Exchange Is Launching Crypto Futures Trading Platform Binance is planning to roll out futures trading and a test version could be launched in about two weeks time from now.

Binance Exchange Is Launching Crypto Futures Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 06:10

Binance Exchange Is Launching Crypto Futures Trading Binance is planning to roll out a futures trading service, with a test version to be launched in about two weeks time.

Binance to Launch Crypto Futures Trading Boasting 20x Leverage

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 06:10

Binance to Launch Crypto Futures Trading Boasting 20x Leverage Binance is planning to roll out a futures trading service, with a test version to be launched in about two weeks time.

Binance Exchange to Launch Crypto Futures Trading with 20x Leverage

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 02. 06:10

Binance Exchange to Launch Crypto Futures Trading with 20x Leverage Binance is planning to roll out a futures trading service, with a test version to be launched in about two weeks time.

Longenesis Brings South Korean Medical Records to the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 23:00

Longenesis Brings South Korean Medical Records to the Blockchain A new partnership lets patients and doctors store medical records privately on the blockchain using Bitfury's Exonum platform.

TD Ameritrade-Backed ErisX Gets Green Light to Settle Futures in Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 21:11

TD Ameritrade-Backed ErisX Gets Green Light to Settle Futures in Bitcoin The CFTC just granted ErisX a derivatives clearing organization license, green-lighting it to launch physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts.

All Time Lows by Lil Bubble Captures the Spirit of the Moment as Altcoins Fail to Keep Pace

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 21:00

All Time Lows by Lil Bubble Captures the Spirit of the Moment as Altcoins Fail to Keep Pace From the creator of When Moon comes another blockchain banger.

‘All Time Lows’ by Lil Bubble Captures Spirit as Altcoins Fail to Pace Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 21:00

‘All Time Lows’ by Lil Bubble Captures Spirit as Altcoins Fail to Pace Bitcoin From the creator of "When Moon" comes another blockchain banger.

Blockchains.com Founder Buys Community Bank to Finance Crypto Dreams

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 19:30

Blockchains.com Founder Buys Community Bank to Finance Crypto Dreams Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns hopes the bank will fund not only his vision, but the blockchain industry's.

Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers?

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 01. 18:15

Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers?

Growth is a goal that’s worth achieving, in most cases, and the current economic paradigm favors it. But when central banks start undermining their fiat economies and crypto companies begin to mimic financial institutions in its name, growth becomes an end in itself with self-destructive tendencies. Deutsche Bank’s head of strategy Jim Reid recently noted […]

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Facebook’s Inches Towards Global Regulatory Compliance, Applies for New York BitLicense

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 18:00

Facebook’s Inches Towards Global Regulatory Compliance, Applies for New York BitLicense If the project is to be truly global, Facebook may need “literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of licenses from hundreds of different regulators,” said Sean Park.

Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 01. 16:10

Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

On June 28, Bitcoin Cash proponent Javier Gonzalez announced the launch of an interesting protocol called the Bitcoin Mining Parliament (BMP). The theory behind BMP is backed by the concept of Nakamoto Consensus where “miners are the executive power of Bitcoin” and “any needed rules and incentives can be enforced with this consensus mechanism.” Also […]

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Bitcoin’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns With $1K Price Spreads on Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 15:15

Bitcoin’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns With $1K Price Spreads on Crypto Exchanges The spread between the price of bitcoin on South Korean and U.S. exchanges reached as high as $1,000 this weekend, a sign market inconsistencies are returning with price action.

Monarch Unveils a Marketplace and Crypto Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 15:00

Monarch Unveils a Marketplace and Crypto Trading Platform Monarch aims to streamline the crypto industry by offering a suite of services while supporting 1,900 different currencies.

Russia Won’t Ban Facebook’s Libra Currency, Deputy Finance Minister Says

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 15:00

Russia Won’t Ban Facebook’s Libra Currency, Deputy Finance Minister Says The Russian Ministry of Finance will not issue special regulations for Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency, an official said.

S&P 500 Gains Can Earn You Bitcoin on New Bain Capital-Backed Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 13:17

S&P 500 Gains Can Earn You Bitcoin on New Bain Capital-Backed Exchange Crypto derivatives exchange EverMarkets is opening its doors to customers worldwide, with trades collateralized in bitcoin.

Metronome Now Lets Users Move Tokens Between Blockchains

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 10:30

Metronome Now Lets Users Move Tokens Between Blockchains Co-founder Jeff Garzik says the insistence on one currency to one blockchain introduces unnecessary risk for token holders.

Bitcoin Charts Hint At Price Pullback to Below $10K

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 10:00

Bitcoin Charts Hint At Price Pullback to Below $10K With technical charts flashing signs of buyer exhaustion, bitcoin risks falling to levels below $10,000 this week.

G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 01. 09:35

G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments

The G20 leaders jointly issued a declaration on crypto assets at the end of their summit in Osaka, Japan. They declared their commitments, reaffirmed that crypto assets do not pose a threat to global financial stability, and requested further work done by standard-setting bodies. Also read: V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto Industry G20 […]

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Deutsche Börse’s Xetra Exchange Lists First Blockchain Firm

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 09:05

Deutsche Börse’s Xetra Exchange Lists First Blockchain Firm The Deutsche Börse-operated trading venue has just listed a Forbes top-10 blockchain company to watch.

BIS Chief: Central Banks May Issue Digital Currencies ‘Sooner Than We Think’

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 08:00

BIS Chief: Central Banks May Issue Digital Currencies ‘Sooner Than We Think’ The chief of the Bank for International Settlements has acknowledged that central banks will likely soon need to issue their own digital currencies.

Flowery V20 Talk and Government Terror: Why Darknet Crime Is the Least of Our Worries

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 01. 07:30

Flowery V20 Talk and Government Terror: Why Darknet Crime Is the Least of Our Worries

Governments and central banking regulatory bodies continue to express concern about crypto being used for criminal purposes and terror. The terror campaigns of these very same governments continue unabated, however. In the wake of the V20 summit it might seem that lawmakers actually care about stopping darknet crime, money laundering, and other abuses facilitated by […]

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Bitcoin Cash Register Surpasses 10,000 Installs and BCH is Coming to Brave in Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin News

2019. Jul. 01. 05:13

Bitcoin Cash Register Surpasses 10,000 Installs and BCH is Coming to Brave in Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin Cash Register has surpassed 10,000 installs on the Google Play Store, live streaming platform Twitch reinstates cryptocurrency payments and BCH is coming to the Brave web browser. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to Local.Bitcoin.com Twitch […]

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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

CoinDesk

2019. Jul. 01. 04:00

Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money Bitcoin is surging and Libra is shaking up regulators as the globe faces a period of doubt on the economic front.