Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 08:50

Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash

The best use for any currency would be to spend it on things you need or even better, enjoy. And spending has to be easy and inexpensive too. Bitcoin cash has these characteristics and brings them to the digital money world. They have been acknowledged by crypto users who appreciate fast and low cost transactions. […]

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Binance Acquires Major Indian Exchange Wazirx – CEO Explains the Changes

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 05:50

Binance Acquires Major Indian Exchange Wazirx – CEO Explains the Changes

A major Indian cryptocurrency exchange, Wazirx, has been acquired by Binance. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Wazirx CEO Nischal Shetty to find out the implication of this acquisition and the changes users in India can expect. Meanwhile, the “India Wants Crypto” campaign to bring about positive regulation will continue, and Shetty is confident that the Indian government […]

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Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 21. 02:50

Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Regional news outlets from Venezuela have revealed that President Nicolás Maduro plans to dole out petro as a ‘Christmas bonus’ for Venezuelan retirees and pensioners. Moreover, despite the fact that many Venezuelans say average citizens don’t use the petro, Maduro also claims there are 27,000 petro affiliated businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up […]

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Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 23:55

Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

The CEO of Paypal, Daniel Schulman, has revealed in an interview that he personally owns bitcoin. He also talked about Paypal’s plans regarding cryptocurrency, how to achieve mass adoption, and why Paypal decided to leave Facebook’s Libra project. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines Schulman Owns Bitcoin Daniel Schulman, […]

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Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 20:55

Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been introduced to two new concepts that allow people to leverage the BCH network in a variety of innovative ways. On November 15, former Bitpay developer Jason Dreyzehner revealed his recurring payments system for BCH called Cashchannels. A few days later, on November 18, Karol Trzeszczkowski published a plugin for […]

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In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 19:35

In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes What if China’s digital currency undermined U.S. dominance of global finance? Former top Washington officials gamed out the scenarios Tuesday night.

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 19:00

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate As part of the transition, Parity has agreed to build certain business-logic features on Polymesh’s base layer.

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 18:15

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December Trading startup Artificial Intelligence Exchange claims its AI chatbot can replace human brokers in trading.

Cash Games Adds Dozens of New Options for You to Play

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 17:45

Cash Games Adds Dozens of New Options for You to Play

Online gaming is a big global industry and one that had a major role in the early adoption of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin.com has long offered a platform for players to use their digital assets on classic games and recently it greatly expanded the scope of options available. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million […]

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Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 16:13

Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says Despite some headlines, CFTC chief Heath Tarbert didn't actually say Libra is a security, even if it is different from commodity bitcoin.

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 15:00

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It Satoshi’s Treasure, a global hunt for keys to a $1 million bitcoin prize, may offer a model for gamifying token issuance.

Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 14:45

Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund

Bitcoin.com is planning a major step toward promoting the growth of the BCH ecosystem. A $200 million fund will empower developers to offer new capabilities to bitcoin cash users as well as give institutional investors a chance to capitalize on the future of the cryptocurrency. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets […]

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ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 13:00

ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading "Basically, we're trying to get people away from custodial exchanges," said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees.

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 13:00

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says Criminals have used XRP to carry out their illicit activities, though hardly to the same degree as bitcoin, according to a new report from blockchain sleuthing firm Elliptic.

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 12:16

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman Jerome Powell has said his institution is looking into the possibility of developing a digital currency, but the option throws up many policy questions and unclear benefits.

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 11:45

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

The identity of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder is the subject of endless and dedicated speculation among the hardcore crypto crowd, and for good reason: the mystery truly is enticing. While the oft-cited candidates are many, there’s something special about avid runner, cypherpunk and early Bitcoin contributor Harold Thomas Finney II, better known simply as Hal, that […]

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Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 11:24

Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs Bitcoin is looking south after erasing three-quarters of the price rally seen in October. The bearish mood comes as the U.S. equities market is soaring in the opposite direction.

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 10:11

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state's de facto central bank, may soon allow cryptocurrency-based derivatives to be traded on regulated platforms.

Ukraine Plans to Tax Crypto Gains at Low 5% Rate (for a While, Anyway)

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 20. 09:20

Ukraine Plans to Tax Crypto Gains at Low 5% Rate (for a While, Anyway) A draft bill setting out how crypto-related income should be taxed in Ukraine would tax gains at 5 percent for the first five years if passed.

Restrictions Worldwide Show Why It’s Vital to Be Your Own Bank

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 08:44

Restrictions Worldwide Show Why It’s Vital to Be Your Own Bank

As capital controls and banking restrictions continue to affect various populations worldwide, standing in the way of individuals and their hard-earned savings, some are looking to safer options and even cryptocurrencies. Lebanon, Zimbabwe, and India are just a few of the countries to deal with centralized restrictions on access to money in recent times, but […]

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NY Regulator Licenses Fidelity for Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 05:30

NY Regulator Licenses Fidelity for Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Fidelity Investment’s digital currency arm has been licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services to operate a platform on which individuals and institutional investors can store, purchase, sell, and transfer bitcoin. The regulator also revealed that it has to date approved 23 charters or licenses for firms engaged in crypto activities. Also read: […]

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Mega-Utility Token UPT Will Offer Interest and Discounts on Trading

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 20. 02:30

Mega-Utility Token UPT Will Offer Interest and Discounts on Trading

About to make its initial exchange listing, Universal Protocol Token (UPT) will serve as a mega-utility token, offering holders attractive interest rates when lending and borrowing, lower exchange fees, cashback and discounts on trading. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Mega-Utility Token to Debut Wednesday The Universal Protocol Alliance […]

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Why Tokenized Projects Are Building on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 23:30

Why Tokenized Projects Are Building on Bitcoin

Bitcoin is something you hodl. Ethereum is something you build on. At least that has long been the official narrative, with projects favoring dedicated smart contract networks over Bitcoin for spinning out dapps and second layer solutions. Like all crypto narratives, however, this one has started to shift, as projects reappraise the benefits of crafting […]

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Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 23:25

Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer Japanese financial services group Tokai Tokyo is the latest large Asian financial institution to back tokenized securities platform iSTOX.

‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 20:30

‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

Many people like the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto introduced a capped supply of 21 million coins when he created the Bitcoin protocol. However, there’s been a lot of speculation aimed at guessing the number of ‘lost coins’ that will never be spent. On November 19, the digital currency data and research site Coin Metrics published […]

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Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 17:30

Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens

On November 18, Cointext founder Vin Armani published a blog post that describes a new system called the ‘Simple Ledger Postage Protocol.’ The SLP concept allows wallets to send SLP tokens without having to use bitcoin cash (BCH) as ‘gas’ to forward transactions. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana The Simple […]

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Fidelity Digital Assets Gets NY Trust Charter to Custody Bitcoin for Institutions

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 17:25

Fidelity Digital Assets Gets NY Trust Charter to Custody Bitcoin for Institutions The New York Department of Financial Services has granted Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS) a charter to operate as a limited liability trust company to custody digital currencies and execute crypto trading.

FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 17:00

FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What “Just because you say you are a banana doesn’t make you a banana,” said Director Blanco.

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 15:14

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings Galaxy Digital is tapping Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets to store the bitcoin for its two new funds.

Chinese Authorities Scrutinize and Report on Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 14:30

Chinese Authorities Scrutinize and Report on Crypto Exchanges

According to a notice issued on weibo.com, and later confirmed as authentic by business publication Caixin, authorities in Shanghai appear to have dispatched officials for conducting reviews of area businesses engaged in cryptocurrency dealings, and are set to report back to financial regulators by November 22. This comes in conjunction with a recent program on […]

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Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Seeks SEC Reporting Company Status

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 14:00

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Seeks SEC Reporting Company Status Grayscale Investments has filed to register its bitcoin trust as an SEC reporting company, potentially the first crypto vehicle to attain such status.

Blockchain Capital Leads $25M Funding Round for Libra Member Bison Trails

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 14:00

Blockchain Capital Leads $25M Funding Round for Libra Member Bison Trails Bison Trails has secured a $25.5 million Series A round led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firm’s infrastructure services.

When Lambo? Crypto’s Favorite Automaker to Track Cars on Salesforce Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 13:00

When Lambo? Crypto’s Favorite Automaker to Track Cars on Salesforce Blockchain Automobili Lamborghini, the manufacturer of the most craved sports cars in crypto, will trial blockchain tech in its supply chain operations.

PayPal Joins $4.2M Round for Crypto Banking Compliance Startup

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 13:00

PayPal Joins $4.2M Round for Crypto Banking Compliance Startup Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and PayPal Ventures are backing TRM Labs in its effort to help financial firms manage crypto risk.

Canada’s Einstein Exchange No Longer Has Bulk of Users’ Claimed CA$16M: Receiver

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 12:11

Canada’s Einstein Exchange No Longer Has Bulk of Users’ Claimed CA$16M: Receiver The exchange, taken over by a Canadian securities regulator two weeks ago, has just CA$45,000 in crypto and cash left.

Crypto Debit Card Targets Generation Z With a Promise of Financial Freedom

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 11:30

Crypto Debit Card Targets Generation Z With a Promise of Financial Freedom

From video games to fizzy drinks, teens have their own spending agenda. Raised in the digital age, generation Z also has a special sense of freedom, a product of unrestricted access to the internet and mass availability of new technology. Its members are potential natural adopters of cryptocurrency, and fintech companies are beginning to turn […]

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IRS Focusing on Potential Illicit Activities Facilitated by Bitcoin ATMs: Official

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 11:05

IRS Focusing on Potential Illicit Activities Facilitated by Bitcoin ATMs: Official The Internal Revenue Service is looking at bitcoin ATMs and their potential to facilitate illicit activities, its criminal investigation chief said.

Bitcoin Price Faces Deeper Dive as Bear Cross Confirmed

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 19. 09:30

Bitcoin Price Faces Deeper Dive as Bear Cross Confirmed Bitcoin looks set to test support at $7,520 after a bearish cross was confirmed Monday and recent gloomy China news.

Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing for the Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 06:30

Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing for the Year

The Supreme Court of India called on for hearing on Monday the writ petitions challenging the banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After hearing from the RBI’s counsel, the court wrapped up the case for the year. Its decision follows Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, revealing that a […]

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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Discusses His Plan for Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 03:30

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Discusses His Plan for Cryptocurrencies

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has detailed his plans to regulate the digital economy if he were to become the President of the United States. Yang’s recent blog post called “Regulating technology firms in the 21st century,” explains how the candidate believes current American legislators are out of touch with innovative technologies. Also Read: Andrew Yang’s […]

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US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 19. 00:30

US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines

The U.S. government will strictly enforce the rules on cryptocurrencies similar to the standards recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has reaffirmed that its “Travel” rule applies to cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has flagged stablecoin as a potential risk to the U.S. financial system in a new […]

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DAI Is Moving Beyond Ether, But DeFi Isn’t Decentralized Just Yet

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 23:00

DAI Is Moving Beyond Ether, But DeFi Isn’t Decentralized Just Yet MakerDAO may be diversifying the assets it works with, but it has a long way to go to decentralize the power to make key decisions.

Brooklyn ICO Promoter Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 22:15

Brooklyn ICO Promoter Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison The fraudster used diamonds and real estate to whisk away $300,000 in other people's money in 2017.

The SEC Is Reviewing the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 22:05

The SEC Is Reviewing the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Rejection The agency’s five commissioners will review a staff decision to reject the rule-change proposal for a bitcoin ETF made last month.

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 21:30

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions

The Mimblewimble privacy technology used by cryptocurrencies such as Beam and Grin is broken. That’s the claim of researcher Ivan Bogatyy who has published a report documenting his findings. In it, he reveals how he was able to deanonymize 96% of all Grin transactions just by running a node at a cost of around $60. […]

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Andrew Yang Campaign Releases Technology Plan Focused on Rebuilding Public Relationship With Big Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 21:06

Andrew Yang Campaign Releases Technology Plan Focused on Rebuilding Public Relationship With Big Tech The crypto-friendly presidential candidate outlined his tech visions in a blog post to his campaign site.

FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 20:51

FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts The NAC argued that blockchain could improve the speed of payouts communities rely on in the wake of natural disasters.

Bitcoin Tumbles 4.7%, Most in Two Months, as China-Fueled Enthusiasm Wanes

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 20:30

Bitcoin Tumbles 4.7%, Most in Two Months, as China-Fueled Enthusiasm Wanes Bitcoin prices tumbled on Monday by the most in two months, falling below a key threshold of $8,200 not seen since late October.

Nexinter – Profit Sharing Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 18:30

Nexinter – Profit Sharing Crypto Exchange

Today, Nexinter, the digital fiat-crypto and custodian exchange, has announced that it will be the profit sharing digital exchange in the world. 75% of the Nexinter’s profits from any operation or revenue stream on the platform will be returned to the community in a reward system.

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No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 18:01

No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange Contrary to recent media reports, Canada’s largest bank is not opening a crypto exchange.

Coinex Chain Launches Two Tokens Anchored to BTC and BCH

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 17:30

Coinex Chain Launches Two Tokens Anchored to BTC and BCH

On November 15, the digital currency trading platform Coinex announced the launch of two Coinex Chain tokens that are anchored to BTC and BCH. The two collateralized coins will be used for trading on the Coinex Dex and will be traded in the name of the original assets respectively. Also read: Bitcoin.com Joins the Coinex […]

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UK Law Panel Defines Crypto Assets as Property

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 15:30

UK Law Panel Defines Crypto Assets as Property A panel of senior British judges and lawyers has moved to clarify the legal status of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.

With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 14:30

With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto

Traveling for the Christmas holidays is something anyone would enjoy. Dealing with travel arrangements, however, can be a headache. For crypto enthusiasts, being able to pay for airplane tickets, hotel bookings and car rentals with cryptocurrency is a relief, because it’s convenient and it’s safe. Numerous travel sites accept digital coins these days. Also read: […]

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US Crypto Firms Will Soon Have Another Banking Option

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 14:01

US Crypto Firms Will Soon Have Another Banking Option U.K.-based Cashaa, which describes itself as a banking service platform, is about to launch bank accounts for stateside crypto firms denominated in U.S. dollars.

Chinese Army’s Blockchain Provider Approved for New Hyperledger Certification Program

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 12:25

Chinese Army’s Blockchain Provider Approved for New Hyperledger Certification Program Hyperledger green-lit a Beijing-based firm that serves the Chinese army to join its new certification program, as military blockchain use expands.

Crisis Fears Rise as Global Debt Hits a Record $250 Trillion

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 11:30

Crisis Fears Rise as Global Debt Hits a Record $250 Trillion

The world’s total liabilities continue to grow rapidly as a new report reveals global debt is now over a record $250 trillion. For many investors and market watchers this raises the specter of another potential major economic crisis triggered by a collapse of the global financial system. Despite this, the central bankers who are causing […]

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Governments Viewing Crypto as a Threat Will Be Left Behind

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 18. 09:35

Governments Viewing Crypto as a Threat Will Be Left Behind

In recent commentary at a New York blockchain conference, IRS Criminal Investigation Chief John Fort said the agency is now turning its focus to crypto ATMs and kiosks, as well as American users of foreign exchanges. While the continued push to regulate crypto is no surprise, the general narrative espoused by U.S. officials that cryptocurrencies […]

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Visa R&D Arm Develops a Blockchain System That Could Replace Financial Data Aggregators

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 09:30

Visa R&D Arm Develops a Blockchain System That Could Replace Financial Data Aggregators Visa has been quietly developing a blockchain system that could upend how banks transfer data to consumer financial apps like Mint and Credit Karma.

This Tiny Crypto Startup Has Lessons for Libra’s ‘Unbanked’ Dreams

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 18. 08:50

This Tiny Crypto Startup Has Lessons for Libra’s ‘Unbanked’ Dreams If Facebook’s Libra project truly aims to serve the globe’s 1.7 billion unbanked, Hong Kong-based Bitspark might offer some insights.

IRS Dispels Crypto Tax Confusion

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 22:00

IRS Dispels Crypto Tax Confusion

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has cleared up some confusion about how cryptocurrency transactions are taxed, particularly regarding like-kind exchanges and promotional airdrops. As the tax agency intensifies its enforcement efforts, more people are seeking the best tax software to help them. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know Pre-2018 Like-Kind Exchanges […]

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PODCAST: ‘Let’s Talk Bitcoin!’ Hosts Discuss Libra, China and Cargo Cults

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 20:14

PODCAST: ‘Let’s Talk Bitcoin!’ Hosts Discuss Libra, China and Cargo Cults Every Sunday, CoinDesk plays host to deep, nuanced discussions about the complex issues we cover, with the cast of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! podcast.

Introducing the New CoinDesk.com

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 19:53

Introducing the New CoinDesk.com We’ve done a complete rebuild of our website. Our goal is to better integrate the journalism, data streams and events into one cohesive story.

An Army of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades to Privacy and Scaling

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 17. 19:20

An Army of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades to Privacy and Scaling Almost 200 developers are reviewing bitcoin improvement proposals that could usher in enhanced privacy and scalability for the premier cryptocurrency.

Market Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week Downtrend

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 18:00

Market Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week Downtrend

Digital currency markets have been trending downward in a triangular pattern since the 40% spike that took place on October 25. Following the three-week downtrend, cryptocurrency traders are quietly playing positions while patiently waiting for the next market signals. Also Read: The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data Crypto Markets Lose 20% Since the […]

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Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 09:55

Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well

A nascent industry utilizing flared gas to power bitcoin mining units has been developing over the past year or so, in symbiosis with the oil and gas industry in North America. Companies providing services in this promising niche continue to install mobile datacenters at oil wells in the U.S. and Canada, helping producers to save […]

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Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 17. 00:15

Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC

Cryptocurrency traders on Bisq are using Revolut to buy and sell bitcoin without the need for KYC/AML. The decentralized, peer-to-peer marketplace allows anyone to buy or sell cryptocurrency via a range of payment processors and traditional banking services. With Localbitcoins now a twisted nightmare of KYC, privacy-conscious traders have few platforms to which they can […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 21:05

Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana

This week members of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community donated funds to Eatbch South Sudan volunteer Thiong Deng so he could spread the word about the benefits of BCH at the Young African Leaders Summit. According to Deng, his journey to Uganda and Ghana has been fully funded which includes flight, hotel, visa costs, and […]

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The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 14:58

The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data

The multinational technology giant Google has plans to get into the banking industry according to multiple reports that reveal the firm intends to work with Stanford Federal Credit Union and Citigroup. However, analysts assert that Google is not jumping into banking for revenue purposes and the move is simply an acquisition of more customer data. […]

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Crypto Derivatives: A Corner of the Market or the Market Itself?

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 16. 10:00

Crypto Derivatives: A Corner of the Market or the Market Itself? Emmanuel Goh, CEO of skew.com, looks at the evolution of the crypto derivatives market, and what that says about the market overall.

Global Trend Against Cash Intensifies as China Joins the Squeeze

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 10:00

Global Trend Against Cash Intensifies as China Joins the Squeeze

For various reasons, a growing number of nations are experiencing the rapid development of cashless society. Paper money may become extinct in some countries in the not-so-distant future. Prompted by the spread of private and decentralized cryptocurrencies and the threat of losing control over their monetary policies, more and more governments are now working to […]

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How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 16. 09:10

How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages The golden cross and death cross have long helped traders predict and confirm long-term price trends. Here’s a primer for crypto investors.

Royal Bank of Canada Patents Point to Crypto Exchange Launch

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 16. 01:00

Royal Bank of Canada Patents Point to Crypto Exchange Launch

The largest bank in Canada by market capitalization, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), is reportedly opening a cryptocurrency exchange. Patents have been discovered that reveal some of the technology the RBC may implement, which could be used to bring digital currency trading to the bank’s 16 million clients. Also read: Bankers Start to Recognize Bitcoin’s […]

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Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 22:35

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?

The Crypto Companies Reinventing the Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 22:00

The Crypto Companies Reinventing the Wallet

You wouldn’t think there was much to improve about cryptocurrency wallets. Save for a few UX improvements here and there, what’s to reinvent? A surprising amount, it turns out. This year has seen a resurgence in wallet investment and innovation, with VCs throwing funds at startups intent on reinventing the humble wallet. Also read: Bitcoin.com […]

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ConsenSys Strategy Chief Steps Down to Launch Venture Fund

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2019. Nov. 15. 22:00

ConsenSys Strategy Chief Steps Down to Launch Venture Fund ConsenSys CSO Sam Cassatt is stepping down to open a new venture fund focused on "evolutionary changes in human behavior."

German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 21:56

German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations Two more governments have taken action against entities in the Karatbars ecosystem over sales of a purportedly gold-backed cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average as Traditional Markets Hit Record Highs

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2019. Nov. 15. 21:40

Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average as Traditional Markets Hit Record Highs Bitcoin is at risk of another sell-off after its price fell beneath a key moving average on Nov. 15, while traditional markets hit record highs.

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement

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2019. Nov. 15. 21:22

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement The administrator of failed crypto exchange WEX has reportedly told Russian police that he was forced to hand over users' holdings to the FSB.

Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report

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2019. Nov. 15. 21:00

Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report The Fed warned that a stablecoin crisis could wreak havoc on the global economy and outlined the steps issuers must take to protect the status quo. 

Tether to File Motion With NYAG to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 20:42

Tether to File Motion With NYAG to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit The company claims that plaintiffs cannot prove Tether transactions caused bitcoin’s surge or that damages were incurred.

Tether to File Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on NYAG Claims

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 20:42

Tether to File Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on NYAG Claims The company claims that plaintiffs cannot prove Tether transactions caused bitcoin’s surge or that damages were incurred.

As Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks, Unknown Mining Pool Continues Old Chain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 18:42

As Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks, Unknown Mining Pool Continues Old Chain A rogue chain has developed following bitcoin cash's planned hard fork and has yet to cease production.

Chainalysis Says BitForex Trading Volumes Could Be Fake

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2019. Nov. 15. 18:20

Chainalysis Says BitForex Trading Volumes Could Be Fake The BitForex exchange could be faking its bitcoin trading volume, according to a report by Philip Gradwell, chief economist at Chainalysis.

China Is Poised for Another Crypto Trading Crackdown as Speculative Fever Returns

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2019. Nov. 15. 17:17

China Is Poised for Another Crypto Trading Crackdown as Speculative Fever Returns China appears set to crack down on crypto trading again after President Xi Jinping's praise for blockchain tech revived speculation in the sector.

International Law Enforcement Conference Addresses Crypto and the ‘Criminal Economy’

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 17:15

International Law Enforcement Conference Addresses Crypto and the ‘Criminal Economy’

The 2019 National Proceeds of Crime Conference (NPOCC) held in Brisbane, Australia from November 13-15 addressed “Globalisation and Digitisation of the Criminal Economy,” and featured 200+ delegates hearing from representatives of organizations such as the Australian Federal Police, Singapore and New Zealand police, United States Department of Justice, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The […]

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Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk

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2019. Nov. 15. 14:20

Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk Nestle and Carrefour are using IBM's Food Trust blockchain platform to track organic baby milk products "from dairy to shelf."

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Complete: 2 New Protocol Changes Added

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 14:18

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Complete: 2 New Protocol Changes Added

The Bitcoin Cash network has successfully upgraded the latest ruleset changes to the protocol. The BCH blockchain now features the enforcement of minimal pushdata in script which will make a majority of BCH network transactions non-malleable. Moreover, as an extension to last May’s Schnorr upgrade, the opcode OP_Checkmultisig(verify) will now feature Schnorr signature support. Also […]

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Ukrainian Railways Branch Caught Mining Crypto With State Power

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2019. Nov. 15. 13:30

Ukrainian Railways Branch Caught Mining Crypto With State Power The Lviv branch of Ukrainian Railways has been caught red-handed diverting company electricity to mine bitcoin.

Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 11:05

Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning […]

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Indian Government Delays Introducing Crypto Bill

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 11:05

Indian Government Delays Introducing Crypto Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning […]

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BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance

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2019. Nov. 15. 10:10

BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance The BRICS association of major emerging economies has discussed developing a digital currency to facilitate trade between member nations.

What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 15. 08:15

What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0 Speaking at CoinDesk's Invest: NYC, Heath Tarbert addressed ethereum futures markets and the move to a proof-of-stake model with Ethereum 2.0.

Japan Pushes Cashless Agenda by Rewarding Non-Cash Payments After Tax Hike

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 07:28

Japan Pushes Cashless Agenda by Rewarding Non-Cash Payments After Tax Hike

Japan’s recent October sales tax increase took the rate from 8% to 10%, the previous such hike occurring in April of 2014, when the rate was raised from 5%. The increase is accompanied this time around by new government policy which rewards cashless payments by allowing merchants to provide effective “cash back” of up to […]

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Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains Stagnated

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 04:00

Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains Stagnated

The German economy, the largest and most influential in Europe, narrowly missed falling into recession last quarter. But with quarterly GDP growth averaging a little over 0% since the third quarter of last year, the Old Continent’s economic powerhouse is facing stagnation. Also read: Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze Dodging Recession by a […]

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Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 15. 01:00

Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Throughout the course of 2019, Iran’s government and the country’s energy officials have been creating new guidelines for bitcoin miners setting up data facilities in the oil-rich nation. On Wednesday, Mostafa Rajabi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Energy Ministry, described a new price model for mining operations and prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will fluctuate during certain […]

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Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 22:00

Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens

Instant cryptocurrency exchange Changelly will start to use digital asset rates from Bitcoin.com’s trading platform. This will ensure better prices for Changelly users and help increase the reach of all SLP tokens that are exclusively listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Changelly to Use Rates […]

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Wyoming’s New Crypto Banking Law Could Defang New York’s BitLicense

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2019. Nov. 14. 21:05

Wyoming’s New Crypto Banking Law Could Defang New York’s BitLicense There may be a way for cryptocurrency businesses to get around New York's notoriously hard-to-get BitLicense, and it runs through Wyoming.

US Authorities Arrest Alleged SIM Swappers After Crypto Thefts

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 19:38

US Authorities Arrest Alleged SIM Swappers After Crypto Thefts The FBI has arrested two individuals on charges of stealing and attempting to steal $550,000 in cryptocurrency by SIM swapping 10 victims.

Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 19:00

Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts

On November 14, the leading adult video sharing site on the internet, Pornhub, revealed that payment processor Paypal has blocked the company’s live performer payouts. In a blog post written on Thursday, Pornhub recommended alternative payments like writing a check or using the digital currency verge. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in […]

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Northern Trust Testing Fractionlized Bonds on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 18:45

Northern Trust Testing Fractionlized Bonds on Blockchain The U.S.-based custody bank is working with BondEvalue, a Singapore-based debt markets tech company, to offer fractions of tokenized bonds to retail and small professional investors.

Northern Trust Testing Fractionalized Bonds on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 18:45

Northern Trust Testing Fractionalized Bonds on Blockchain The U.S.-based custody bank is looking to offer fractions of tokenized bonds to retail and small professional investors.

DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 18:20

DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z It's one of the largest venture capital investments in a decentralized finance (DeFi) startup to date.

Fake Website Prompts China’s Central Bank to Deny Digital Yuan Launch

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2019. Nov. 14. 17:45

Fake Website Prompts China’s Central Bank to Deny Digital Yuan Launch Despite online impostors claiming otherwise, the People’s Bank of China said the country’s stablecoin project is still in the testing stage with no date set for launch.

OneCoin Founder’s Brother Faces 90-Year Jail Term After Plea Deal

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 17:21

OneCoin Founder’s Brother Faces 90-Year Jail Term After Plea Deal The brother of OneCoin's infamous "Cryptoqueen," Konstantin Ignatov has reached a plea deal with U.S. authorities.

Ohio Crypto Program Hits a Snag, Attorney General Finds It Illegal

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 16:00

Ohio Crypto Program Hits a Snag, Attorney General Finds It Illegal

The Attorney General of the U.S. state of Ohio has assessed the state’s crypto program and concluded that it is a legal violation of state law. The state’s former treasurer skirted the law to launch a website that allowed 23 types of tax payments in cryptocurrency ahead of other states. Also read: US State of […]

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Ohio Attorney General Finds State Crypto Program Illegal

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 16:00

Ohio Attorney General Finds State Crypto Program Illegal

The Attorney General of the U.S. state of Ohio has assessed the state’s crypto program and concluded that it is a legal violation of state law. The state’s former treasurer skirted the law to launch a website that allowed 23 types of tax payments in cryptocurrency ahead of other states. Also read: US State of […]

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WATCH: Coinmine Adds Interest Payments to Its At-Home Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 15:46

WATCH: Coinmine Adds Interest Payments to Its At-Home Crypto Miners The company now offers 6.5 percent interest on earnings held in Coinmine wallets.

Ledger’s Vault Scores $100 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd’s Syndicate

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 14:00

Ledger’s Vault Scores $100 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd’s Syndicate Insurance broker Marsh has arranged a $150 million policy from Lloyd’s of London syndicate Arch for users of the Ledger Vault crypto custody platform.

Ledger’s Vault Scores $150 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd’s Syndicate

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 14:00

Ledger’s Vault Scores $150 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd’s Syndicate Insurance broker Marsh has arranged a $150 million policy from Lloyd’s of London syndicate Arch for users of the Ledger Vault crypto custody platform.

Indian Government Programs Add New Crypto Courses

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 13:00

Indian Government Programs Add New Crypto Courses

The Indian government has added new educational courses teaching cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to the public and law enforcement officers. Amid regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology remain important topics of study in India. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed New Course on Crypto and […]

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Coinbase Expands Reach of Visa Card in Europe, Adds 5 New Cryptos

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 12:57

Coinbase Expands Reach of Visa Card in Europe, Adds 5 New Cryptos The exchange has added new crypto options to its Visa debit card, including XRP, XLM and REP, and also expanded availability to 10 more nations.

Bitcoin Hovers Near Price Support as Long-Term Bear Cross Looms

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 12:00

Bitcoin Hovers Near Price Support as Long-Term Bear Cross Looms Bitcoin may soon face selling pressure, courtesy of an impending bear cross. Longer term, though, the picture may be less gloomy for the bulls.

PayPal’s Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Verge Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 10:46

PayPal’s Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Verge Crypto PayPal has abruptly cut its payments service to thousands of live performers on Pornhub. Can the verge crypto pick up the slack?

PayPal’s Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Crypto Conversions

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 10:46

PayPal’s Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Crypto Conversions PayPal has abruptly cut its payments service to thousands of live performers on Pornhub. Will its only crypto payout option, verge, see more use?

BitOrb Exchange Raises $6.4 Million

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 10:30

BitOrb Exchange Raises $6.4 Million

The BitOrb Exchange has successfully secured its funding round, raising a total of USD 6.4m. The round was led by the W-Rex Algo Trading Platform a product of the Wota Group.Additionally, the Wota Group will act as a strategic partner and help the BitOrb Exchange grow its network of traders, user acquisition and advise on other key strategic decisions.

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Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets Created

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 10:00

Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets Created

The Bitcoin.com Wallet has now achieved a major milestone with over 5 million wallets created since the app launched just a little over two years ago. An upcoming version of the digital wallet app will add SLP token support and additional features. Also Read: Video: Bitcoin Cash Lets You Buy Equity Over the Counter at […]

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Samsung SDS Beefs Up Privacy on Its Business-Grade Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 09:00

Samsung SDS Beefs Up Privacy on Its Business-Grade Blockchain Samsung SDS, the enterprise tech arm of the South Korean behemoth, is enhancing privacy on its Nexledger blockchain with zero-knowledge proofs.

Crypto.com Grows Offerings With New Exchange and Fundraising Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 08:32

Crypto.com Grows Offerings With New Exchange and Fundraising Platform The exchange, along with its existing wallet and debit card service, readies Crypto.com for rainy days and bull runs alike, CEO Kris Marszalek said.

Swiss SIX Exchange Lists Tezos ETP With Staking Rewards

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 08:14

Swiss SIX Exchange Lists Tezos ETP With Staking Rewards Amun AG has listed a Tezos (XTZ)-based exchange-traded product on the Swiss SIX exchange.

‘Zimdollars’ Issued for First Time in Ten Years Amidst Continued Hyperinflation

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 06:00

‘Zimdollars’ Issued for First Time in Ten Years Amidst Continued Hyperinflation

The new Zimbabwe dollar has hit the streets, with banks beginning to issue the paper currency Tuesday. The ‘Zimdollar,’ existing earlier this year as coins, e-balances, the RTGS dollar, and bond notes, was returned to in June as a replacement for the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system implemented in February. While the development represents […]

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How Crypto Assets Are Capturing the Attention Economy

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 14. 01:15

How Crypto Assets Are Capturing the Attention Economy

Human attention is a finite resource: we awake each day with it replenished, only for it to seep away through work, leisure, and time frittered idly browsing the web while circumventing ads. Recognizing the scarcity of maintaining human interest, attention economists have devised incentivized systems powered by crypto assets. These reward engagement and turn idle […]

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Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Files for US IPO After Blockchain Push

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 01:08

Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Files for US IPO After Blockchain Push OneConnect Financial Technology, the banking and blockchain arm of China's largest insurance company, filed a prospectus with the SEC on Wednesday.

Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Sets $100 Million Target for US IPO

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 14. 00:03

Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Sets $100 Million Target for US IPO Canaan, the world's second-largest bitcoin miner maker, is aiming to raise $100 million with its initial public offering.

Developer Demos Smart Card That Produces Bitcoin Cash Signatures

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 22:15

Developer Demos Smart Card That Produces Bitcoin Cash Signatures

Software engineer Tobias Ruck has revealed a project he’s been working on that allows a smart card to produce valid BCH signatures. Ruck tweeted about his experiment to the crypto community and Bitcoin Cash proponents showed their excitement about the future of offline payments. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto […]

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Dubai to Host City’s First Bitcoin Cash Meetup on Saturday

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 19:15

Dubai to Host City’s First Bitcoin Cash Meetup on Saturday

As Dubai is renowned as an international business and financial hub it should be no surprise it has a dedicated community of cryptocurrency supporters. On Saturday the residents of the city are coming together to learn about bitcoin cash and party. If you are in the area that day, make sure not to miss this […]

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Data Provider Messari Closes $4 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 17:03

Data Provider Messari Closes $4 Million Funding Round Messari's funding round was led by Uncork Capital and joined by Coinbase Ventures and Balaji Srinivasan, among others.

2 New Blog Sites That Allow Users to Earn Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 16:15

2 New Blog Sites That Allow Users to Earn Cryptocurrencies

During the last few years, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have explored blogging and content publishing websites that are powered by digital currencies. Recently, two new publishing websites that utilize cryptocurrencies have been gathering traction. The crypto powered blogging platform Publish 0x pays users to read content and blog using 11 different digital assets. The website Read.cash is […]

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Kik Suffers Setbacks With ‘Void for Vagueness’ Defense in SEC Case

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 15:30

Kik Suffers Setbacks With ‘Void for Vagueness’ Defense in SEC Case Kik has hit a brick wall with its ambitious "void for vagueness" defense in a case brought by the SEC over its $100 million initial coin offering.

Winklevoss Capital, Coinbase Back $1.8 Million Round for Bitski Crypto Wallet

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 14:00

Winklevoss Capital, Coinbase Back $1.8 Million Round for Bitski Crypto Wallet The startup looks to boost mainstream crypto adoption by making it easier for developers to put crypto wallets in their applications.

ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 12:30

ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings The first ever cryptocurrency firm to be listed on a major stock exchange has launched a new bitcoin fund.

South Korean Exchange CEO Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 12:20

South Korean Exchange CEO Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

A South Korean district court has sentenced executives of a local crypto exchange to prison. The CEO of the exchange got a 16-year jail sentence while other executives and their accomplices got between six and 11 years. They duped thousands of investors, promising them up to 200% return within weeks. Also read: Korean Presidential Committee […]

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Telegram Refutes All SEC Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss in New Filing

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 11:00

Telegram Refutes All SEC Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss in New Filing Messaging app firm Telegram has made a new plea to a U.S. court to drop an action brought by the SEC alleging its token is a security.

HSBC, SGX to Investigate if DLT Offers Efficiency Boost for Bond Markets

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 09:52

HSBC, SGX to Investigate if DLT Offers Efficiency Boost for Bond Markets A new trial will examine if digitalizing fixed income securities with DLT can bring new efficiencies to the Asian markets.

Three Fronts in the Global Digital Currency Wars

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 13. 09:00

Three Fronts in the Global Digital Currency Wars There are now several competing approaches to building a new financial system, writes Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. Which will governments embrace?

Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto Space

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 06:30

Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto Space

In late 2008, an anonymous person named Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the Bitcoin white paper on Halloween. While Nakamoto is clearly the most famous anonymous crypto moniker, in the early days there were many other mysterious individuals scattered throughout the blockchain environment. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain A Group […]

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Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Range of Services

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 03:30

Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Range of Services

SEBA Bank is now fully operational with a range of services to bridge the gap between the crypto world and traditional banking. Licensed in Switzerland, the bank’s crypto services include asset management, trading, custody, and financing. Its wallet app, e-banking, and card enable customers to convert between cryptocurrencies and traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, […]

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Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 13. 00:30

Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1

It was a milestone that Bitcoin loyalists had long anticipated. Nevertheless, a toast was in order the day BTC reached parity with the US dollar. February 9, 2011 was the historic date, and over on the Bitcointalk forum, talk inevitably turned to what this meant for the nascent cryptocurrency. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 19: […]

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Spend 10 Cryptocurrencies With These Debit Cards

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 21:30

Spend 10 Cryptocurrencies With These Debit Cards

Debit cards linked to crypto wallets have been a useful payment tool for users who want to be able to spend their cryptocurrencies almost anywhere. Offerings in the segment have been changing over time due to various reasons including regulatory challenges in different markets. Fortunately, though, new products and services are also being introduced. Here’s […]

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Bakkt Seeks Approval to Offer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures in Singapore

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 21:05

Bakkt Seeks Approval to Offer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures in Singapore Bakkt aims to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures before 2020 to complement its physically settled contracts.

Bakkt in Discussions to Offer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures in Singapore

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 21:05

Bakkt in Discussions to Offer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures in Singapore Bakkt aims to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures before 2020 to complement its physically settled contracts.

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 20:20

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange Despite an earlier denial, Justin Sun is part of an investment group buying troubled crypto exchange Poloniex.

BitGo Says It’s Now Processing 20% of Bitcoin Transactions

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 19:15

BitGo Says It’s Now Processing 20% of Bitcoin Transactions The crypto custodian facilitates a sizable share of on-chain transactions, a sign of consolidation, and power, in the crypto space.

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 18:30

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

At New York Consensus Invest Summit, Evercoin Inc. today announced Evercoin 2, the “safest hardware wallet”. Evercoin 2 provides a wallet and exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies featuring a hardware wallet the size of a house key powered by YubiKey 5ci, the first implementation of its kind. Prior to this, users wanting hardware security relied on large, difficult to use and not mobile-first first-generation hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Now every compatible YubiKey owner can download a free hardware wallet.

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Venezuela Becomes ‘Dollarized’ as Citizens Seek Refuge in Alternative Solutions

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 17:30

Venezuela Becomes ‘Dollarized’ as Citizens Seek Refuge in Alternative Solutions

Venezuela has been suffering from rapid inflation as the purchasing power of the sovereign bolivar has become near worthless. Over the last few weeks, Venezuelans have been dealing with blackouts throughout major cities, making credit card readers useless. Additionally, citizens are dependent on remittances from overseas and last month the country became ‘dollarized’ as more […]

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China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’ 

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 17:15

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’  China’s proposed digital yuan should strike a balance between protecting privacy and regulatory enforcement, a central bank official said.

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 17:15

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’ China's proposed digital yuan should strike a balance between protecting privacy and regulatory enforcement, a central bank official said.

Tunisia’s Central Bank Denies Reports Claiming It Issued an E-Dinar

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 15:20

Tunisia’s Central Bank Denies Reports Claiming It Issued an E-Dinar In a sweeping rejection, the central bank quashed “unfounded” rumors that it had become the first monetary authority to issue a CBDC.

CME Says It Will Launch Bitcoin Options in January

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 14:46

CME Says It Will Launch Bitcoin Options in January Chicago exchange CME Group has announced it will launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in mid-January.

Binance Exchange Is First Client for Paxos’ New Dollar Gateway

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 14:01

Binance Exchange Is First Client for Paxos’ New Dollar Gateway The regulated firm is opening up its stablecoin-to-USD swaps facility to third parties, starting with Binance.

Chainalysis’ ‘Kryptos’ Tool Is an Inside Look for Outside Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 14:00

Chainalysis’ ‘Kryptos’ Tool Is an Inside Look for Outside Investors It’s the analysis firm’s first product for institutional players, joining KYT, an anti money laundering tool, and Reactor, which traces criminal money flow.

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 14:00

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and available to all developers on GitHub.

With Code of Conduct, Trade Group ADAM Seeks Legitimacy for Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 13:30

With Code of Conduct, Trade Group ADAM Seeks Legitimacy for Crypto One year after its formation, the Association of Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) has drafted a code of conduct for its now 15 members.

Web3 Plans to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 13:30

Web3 Plans to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot The Web3 Foundation plans to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 13:30

Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 13:00

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and available to all developers on GitHub.

AlphaPoint’s White Label Tech Now Lets Crypto Exchanges Offer Margin Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 13:00

AlphaPoint’s White Label Tech Now Lets Crypto Exchanges Offer Margin Trading The software provider is adding support for margin trading, with a raft of trading options and controls for crypto brokerages and exchanges.

Investment App Abra Expands US Offerings With 60 New Cryptos

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 12:00

Investment App Abra Expands US Offerings With 60 New Cryptos Mobile crypto wallet and investment app Abra is adding a host of new coins and doubling its U.S. bank deposit limits for U.S. customers.

Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 11:00

Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange

In addition to listing the Universal Protocol Alliance’s mega-utility token, Bitcoin.com Exchange will also list the group’s stablecoins, as well as support interoperability between the Ethereum protocol and the Simple Ledger protocol. Also Read: Cred Merchant Solutions to Help Unbanked Business Sectors Bitcoin.com Exchange to List Mega-Utility Token It was announced today that Bitcoin.com Exchange […]

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 10:36

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain The fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group said it expects the blockchain to go live in around three months.

HTC Will Support Binance Chain With Special Edition Smartphone

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 10:00

HTC Will Support Binance Chain With Special Edition Smartphone HTC's special edition EXODUS blockchain smartphone will allow users to directly access Binance's decentralized exchange and token.

Former Cumberland and Circle Traders Pool Money for Crypto Prop Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 09:00

Former Cumberland and Circle Traders Pool Money for Crypto Prop Trading Bobby Cho, former trading head at Cumberland, has formed a crypto prop-trading firm with former two Circle execs.

UPS Ships Beef to Japan, Tracked and Monitored Using Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 08:51

UPS Ships Beef to Japan, Tracked and Monitored Using Blockchain Tech The shipping giant says it has tracked and delivered a full shipment of beef from Kansas to a Tokyo steakhouse with help from blockchain firm HerdX.

How Society Thrived Before Mass Taxation, and How It Still Can

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 08:00

How Society Thrived Before Mass Taxation, and How It Still Can

Many people in the U.S. and elsewhere think of the income tax as some kind of timeless staple of society. The truth is, it was only first instituted in the United States as a permanent fixture in 1913. It stands to ask then, how all the progress that was made prior and the bustling growth […]

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Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet Links

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 04:00

Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet Links

In an interview from prison, one of Deepdotweb’s operators has disputed the $15 million allegedly made from “illegal” referral links, claiming “There was no such amount.” Currently on remand in France, Israeli citizen Tal Prihar stands accused of directing visitors towards darknet markets (DNMs) in his role as Deepdotweb administrator. The popular site published articles […]

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6 Months Before Halving Signs Indicate Bitcoin Miners Are Hoarding

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 12. 01:00

6 Months Before Halving Signs Indicate Bitcoin Miners Are Hoarding

The great bitcoin reward halvings are coming and many newcomers have not experienced a halving event unless they joined the crypto community prior to 2016. A few speculators believe bitcoin miners and whales are hoarding coins right now until after the adjustment so prices will be driven up. Moreover, for the first time, crypto proponents […]

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Bithumb Global Launches Native Token for Exchange Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 12. 00:00

Bithumb Global Launches Native Token for Exchange Ecosystem Bithumb plans to launch a native token on top of its namesake blockchain next year.

From FUD to FOMO – China State Newspaper Says Bitcoin Is ‘Successful’

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 23:30

From FUD to FOMO – China State Newspaper Says Bitcoin Is ‘Successful’

A major Chinese daily has published an article about Bitcoin. The publication describes the first cryptocurrency as a successful application of the blockchain technology. It provides its readers with the basics they need to know about Bitcoin and highlights some of its main characteristics. Also read: Crypto Banks Gain Regulatory Recognition Across the Globe Xinhua […]

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French Central Bank Job Posting Reveals Digital Currency Program

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 23:00

French Central Bank Job Posting Reveals Digital Currency Program Banque de France is seeking a blockchain analyst who will help the bank define a program for implementing digital currency.

A Mysterious Airdrop Called EIDOS Is Clogging EOS to Make a Point

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 22:15

A Mysterious Airdrop Called EIDOS Is Clogging EOS to Make a Point Maximum transactions: How a project called EIDOS is congesting the EOS blockchain.

BnkToTheFuture CEO: 50 Percent of Funding Will Be Through Security Tokens in 2020

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 21:00

BnkToTheFuture CEO: 50 Percent of Funding Will Be Through Security Tokens in 2020 BnkToTheFuture invested in a SEC-registered broker dealer to enable U.S. investors participate in security token offerings.

Generation QE: How Central Banks Create Money From Thin Air

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 20:30

Generation QE: How Central Banks Create Money From Thin Air

This year the public has seen a lot of the expansive monetary policy taking place with 37 central banks participating in monetary easing. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand the methods central banks like the Federal Reserve use to increase the money supply and never take the time to understand the process. The following is an […]

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Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 18:11

Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’ Lolli will offer Alibaba customers bitcoin back on their purchases with a new partnership.

Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Thousands Listed

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 15:10

Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Thousands Listed

The number of job vacancies in the crypto industry is growing but fewer people are searching for them, according to a major U.S. job listing website. Thousands of jobs relating to Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology are currently available as new employers seek to enter the space and existing players expand operations. Also read: China […]

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Bakkt Expands Bitcoin Custody Service Beyond Futures Trading Clients

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 15:06

Bakkt Expands Bitcoin Custody Service Beyond Futures Trading Clients The ICE subsidiary plans to open up its bitcoin "warehouse" following approval from New York's financial watchdog.

ECB’s Benoit Coeure to Lead Central Banking Digital Currency Initiative

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 13:30

ECB’s Benoit Coeure to Lead Central Banking Digital Currency Initiative Coeure is to lead the new BIS Innovation Hub in researching and perhaps developing fintech with benefits, such as digital currencies.

Bittrex Will Release Frozen Crypto to Former Users in Sanctioned Regimes

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 13:00

Bittrex Will Release Frozen Crypto to Former Users in Sanctioned Regimes Crypto exchange Bittrex is looking to return crypto holdings to customers in sanctioned nations, but there are conditions.

Crypto Banks Gain Regulatory Recognition Across the Globe

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 12:00

Crypto Banks Gain Regulatory Recognition Across the Globe

Traditional financial institutions are still leery about decentralized cryptocurrencies. They are only starting to explore the potential of digital assets. But a new breed of banks specializing in crypto have been working hard to take advantage of this trend and are gaining regulatory recognition around the world. Also read: How to Start With Bitcoin at […]

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Bitcoin Price Faces Drop to $8.5K After Consecutive Weekly Losses

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 12:00

Bitcoin Price Faces Drop to $8.5K After Consecutive Weekly Losses Bitcoin is on slippery ground after two weekly losses in a row and multiple rejections at key price resistance. 

How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 11:00

How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story The startups building Cosmos don't own it or rely solely on it for income. And that's the point.

US Homeland Security Taps Canadian Blockchain Firm to Track Oil Imports

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 10:20

US Homeland Security Taps Canadian Blockchain Firm to Track Oil Imports DHS has hired Mavennet to track oil imports into the U.S. by retrofitting existing tracking technology with blockchain.

MAS, JPMorgan Build Payments System With Inter-Blockchain Connectivity

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 09:40

MAS, JPMorgan Build Payments System With Inter-Blockchain Connectivity Working with JPMorgan and Temasek, Singapore's central bank has developed a prototype blockchain-based cross border payments system.

Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big On Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 11. 09:00

Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big On Bitcoin Since NASDAQ acquired Sweden's Cinnober last year, blockchain lead Eric Wall has left the exchange business for bitcoin investment fund Arcane Crypto.

When Bitcoin Overtakes Gold – How High Can It Go?

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 08:59

When Bitcoin Overtakes Gold – How High Can It Go?

Flashy bitcoin price speculation is a favorite game of crypto Twitter news outlets and commentators all over. After all, who doesn’t want to hear that their modest stash of satoshis could someday moon and be worth millions? Sensation aside, there remains a well-grounded case for continued rise in price where top cryptos are concerned, and […]

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Becoming Nakamoto: How Satoshi Created His Alter-Ego

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 11. 02:30

Becoming Nakamoto: How Satoshi Created His Alter-Ego

Captain America began life as Steve Rogers. Tony Stark only created Iron Man after being kidnapped. Bruce Wayne spent seven years in ninja training before eventually returning to Gotham as Batman. We don’t know Satoshi Nakamoto’s birth name, but we do know something about the steps he took to create Bitcoin and indelibly forge his […]

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Danske Bank Caught Using Gold Bullion to Launder Illicit Funds

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 22:00

Danske Bank Caught Using Gold Bullion to Launder Illicit Funds

The Danish financial institution Danske Bank has been embroiled in a massive money-laundering scandal associated with an Estonian branch that allegedly laundered $223 billion in an eight-year period. According to documents uncovered this week stemming from 2012, Danske Bank’s Estonian branch let a select group of clients from Russia convert their money into gold bullion […]

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Tax Agencies Worldwide Plan to Crack Down on ‘Dozens’ of Crypto Tax Evaders

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 19:00

Tax Agencies Worldwide Plan to Crack Down on ‘Dozens’ of Crypto Tax Evaders

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revealed the agency is cracking down on “dozens” of cryptocurrency users evading taxes. The IRS has partnered with tax agencies from four other countries in order to make sure tax enforcement strategies are being applied across the map. Also Read: QE Infinity: 37 Central Banks Participate in Stimulus […]

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Bitcoin Cash House Launches Crypto Hub in Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 15:30

Bitcoin Cash House Launches Crypto Hub in Venezuela

A new crypto resource has emerged in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, for Venezuelans interested in learning about Bitcoin Cash and cryptocurrencies. The project, called Bitcoin Cash House, is the brainchild of Roberto Garcia and is sponsored by Bitcoin.com and Sideshift.ai. It exists as a physical location and online initiative, seeking to educate newcomers to the space on […]

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How to Start With Bitcoin at No Cost

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 12:30

How to Start With Bitcoin at No Cost

Getting into the Bitcoin world is by default easy and it doesn’t have to cost you anything. All you need to do to get started is to install a cryptocurrency wallet and load it with some digital cash. The growing crypto community, always enthusiastic about accepting new members, has done a lot to make sure […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 10. 11:20

Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time According to regression models and historical precedent, the upcoming bitcoin halving will boost the market price. So why isn’t that already priced in?

Corrupt CBI Officer Booked for Extorting Vigilante Bitcoiner

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 09:30

Corrupt CBI Officer Booked for Extorting Vigilante Bitcoiner

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly booked its own officer in an extortion case involving bitcoin. The target was a man who previously fell victim to the Bitconnect scam and allegedly resorted to extreme measures to recoup his money. Also read: China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin Extorted by CBI […]

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Corrupt CBI Inspector Booked for Extorting Vigilante Bitcoiner

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 10. 09:30

Corrupt CBI Inspector Booked for Extorting Vigilante Bitcoiner

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly booked its own officer in an extortion case involving bitcoin. The target was a man who previously fell victim to the Bitconnect scam and allegedly resorted to extreme measures to recoup his money. Also read: China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin Extorted by CBI […]

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What to Expect From the Next Bitcoin Cash Protocol Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 09. 18:30

What to Expect From the Next Bitcoin Cash Protocol Upgrade

On November 15, shortly after 12 p.m., Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will execute an upgrade of the network’s consensus rules. After the upgrade is locked in, the next block will enforce minimal pushdata in script and the opcodes OP_Checkmultisig and OP_Checkmultisigverify will be upgraded to accept Schnorr signatures. Also Read: QE Infinity: 37 Central Banks Participate […]

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For Initial Exchange Offerings, Liquidity is King

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 09. 13:58

For Initial Exchange Offerings, Liquidity is King

There are many benchmarks for measuring IEO success. Token price, community size, code shipped, and milestones met are all yardsticks for gauging the progress of a tokenized project. For projects seeking to create the biggest possible splash, however, liquidity is the crucial factor. The more exchanges an IEO reaches, the greater its prospects of survival. […]

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QE Infinity: 37 Central Banks Participate in Stimulus and Easing Practices

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 09. 10:35

QE Infinity: 37 Central Banks Participate in Stimulus and Easing Practices

Since the last week of October, a great number of central banks have been slashing interest rates, joining the massive synchronization of monetary easing worldwide. This year more than two dozen banks have used easing tactics and in the last two weeks alone central banks from Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 09. 09:50

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging Bitcoin's lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments, thanks to an experimental version called Whatsat.

Crypto-Based Commerce Spikes 65% in 7 Months

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 09. 01:00

Crypto-Based Commerce Spikes 65% in 7 Months

Commerce fueled by cryptocurrencies has once again started to grow. Data collected by blockchain forensics company Chainalysis shows a significant increase of volume in the first half of the year. The positive change coincided with the remarkable market recovery that followed last year’s prolonged crypto winter. Also read: Turkey Becomes the Latest Nation to Work […]

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How Crypto Winters of Bitcoin’s Past Compare to Today

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 22:00

How Crypto Winters of Bitcoin’s Past Compare to Today

Cryptocurrency and bitcoin proponents have been patiently waiting to see if crypto winter is returning as the recent price decline has shaken investors. Digital assets have been meandering aimlessly over the last week and in order to gain some perspective, it’s always good to study the last decade of previous bear market trends. Also read: […]

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Tencent to Build Virtual Bank After Hong Kong Regulator Approves License

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 22:00

Tencent to Build Virtual Bank After Hong Kong Regulator Approves License Tencent received the green light from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to build a blockchain-based virtual bank.

Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 20:30

Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks Bitcoin has fallen below $9,000 for the first time in two weeks after breaching its 200-day moving average, which had been seen as a price support by some traders using technical analysis.

Holders of the Digital Yuan Will Not Be Paid Interest

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 19:00

Holders of the Digital Yuan Will Not Be Paid Interest

China has been sending mixed signals about its preparedness to issue a national crypto. Despite the new blockchain push, there is still no timeframe for the anticipated launch of the digital yuan and few details have been revealed so far. However, a senior official from China’s central bank pulled the curtain back slightly this week. […]

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Crypto Tax Guidelines Leave More Questions Than Answers

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 16:04

Crypto Tax Guidelines Leave More Questions Than Answers

Cryptocurrency holders have long wrestled with their tax obligations. These fiduciary duties have been complicated by tax agencies, which are several steps behind technology and now playing crypto catch-up. Updated guidelines from the U.S. and U.K.’s tax agencies were finally released this year, but the initial relief felt by conscientious bitcoiners was to prove short-lived, […]

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PODCAST: Meltem Demirors on the 3 Things Bitcoin Represents

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 15:30

PODCAST: Meltem Demirors on the 3 Things Bitcoin Represents On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "For traditional investors, it's sort of a challenging paradigm when these three things are wrapped together."

PODCAST: Josh Brown on Why Bitcoin Is Like the 1800s Railroad Boom

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 15:30

PODCAST: Josh Brown on Why Bitcoin Is Like the 1800s Railroad Boom On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "In the 1800s we had a bubble in railroads, and almost every one of them went bankrupt."

PODCAST: Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on Bitcoin’s ‘Intrinsic Value’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 15:30

PODCAST: Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on Bitcoin’s ‘Intrinsic Value’ On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "The fact that it works and that it has been working for 10 years has value."

Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Have Increased By 26% Since 2018: Research

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 15:10

Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Have Increased By 26% Since 2018: Research Wile the number of ads being posted in the space has grown, job seeker interest has plummeted, according to Indeed data.

Pension Funds Double Crypto Asset Exposure in Morgan Creek’s Fund to 1%

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 14:00

Pension Funds Double Crypto Asset Exposure in Morgan Creek’s Fund to 1% The two Fairfax County, Virginia, pension funds invested only 0.5 percent in crypto and blockchain last year.

Founder of Bitmain Rival Held by Police Over Possible IP Dispute

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 12:41

Founder of Bitmain Rival Held by Police Over Possible IP Dispute The founder and CEO of bitcoin miner maker MicroBT is being held by police, a source says it's to assist an investigation over a business dispute.

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Significant Issue’ for Law Enforcement

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 12:13

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Significant Issue’ for Law Enforcement Christoper Wray said crypto is becoming a "bigger and bigger" issue for the agency in a Senate hearing with Mitt Romney.

Bitcoin’s Weekly Chart May See Golden Cross for First Time in 3.5 Years

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 11:00

Bitcoin’s Weekly Chart May See Golden Cross for First Time in 3.5 Years Bitcoin looks on track to produce a bullish long-term signal not seen in 3.5 years.

Tether Says Its Stablecoin Is ‘Fully Backed’ Again

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 10:00

Tether Says Its Stablecoin Is ‘Fully Backed’ Again Tether says its USDT stablecoin is "fully backed by reserves," after reporting in April its token was only 74% backed.

Activist Larken Rose Weighs In on Bitcoin, Anarchy, and the Importance of Permissionless Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 09:16

Activist Larken Rose Weighs In on Bitcoin, Anarchy, and the Importance of Permissionless Cash

Though his latest project with partner and fellow activist Amanda Rose, Candles in the Dark, is a program helping people escape authoritarian programming through non-confrontational dialogue, there’s nothing meek and mild about Larken Rose’s stance when it comes to government. News.Bitcoin.com recently connected with the outspoken anarchist via Skype to talk about Bitcoin, the IRS, […]

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Silk Road Seller Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering $19 Million With Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 09:00

Silk Road Seller Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering $19 Million With Bitcoin Brian Haney, a former narcotics trafficker, pled guilty to charges that he laundered $19 million in bitcoin on Silk Road.

DBS Bank Partners with Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 08:00

DBS Bank Partners with Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform Asian banking giant DBS and multinational commodity trading firm Trafigura Group are tapping blockchain to facilitate global trade.

FTC Commissioner Cites Libra In Support of Fed’s Real-Time Payment System

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 06:00

FTC Commissioner Cites Libra In Support of Fed’s Real-Time Payment System FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra cited Libra concerns in his letter supporting the Fed's potential FedNow real-time payments service.

Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 03:50

Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the IPO of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank effective. Its shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The crypto-friendly bank works with 756 customers in the crypto space, including Coinbase, Gemini, Circle, Bitstamp, Kraken, and Bittrex. The bank has attributed significant growth to its […]

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Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast 

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 08. 00:55

Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast 

“It’s clear that the political establishment wants to hold back a future where economic freedom is afforded to all.” This excerpt from Congressional hopeful Agatha Bacelar’s campaign donation page echoes what many within the cryptosphere have been saying ever since Satoshi Nakamoto dropped the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 – and what many libertarians have been […]

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MakerDAO Proposes New DAI Ceiling After Hitting $100 Million Cap

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 08. 00:12

MakerDAO Proposes New DAI Ceiling After Hitting $100 Million Cap MakerDAO loans now hold more than $339 million worth of ether. With the launch of multi-collateral DAI set for later this month, what comes next?

Tassat Is One Step Closer to Offering Crypto Derivatives With CFTC Approval

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 22:43

Tassat Is One Step Closer to Offering Crypto Derivatives With CFTC Approval The CFTC has granted Tassat a swap execution facility registration, bringing it one step closer to offering US customers bitcoin derivatives products.

Ridiculous Crypto Regulations Are an Enemy of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 21:55

Ridiculous Crypto Regulations Are an Enemy of Bitcoin

One of the biggest privacy issues in today’s society revolves around the use of overreaching know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws. Despite the fact that many cryptocurrencies were designed to avoid these invasive practices, KYC and AML guidelines bolstered by political parasites and their followers have perverted the original crypto-anarchist ideologies espoused by the […]

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The SEC Has Rejected Every Bitcoin ETF. This Firm Thinks It Has a Solution

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 21:30

The SEC Has Rejected Every Bitcoin ETF. This Firm Thinks It Has a Solution Wilshire Phoenix believes balancing funds between BTC and T-bills may convince the SEC that its bitcoin ETF proposal is better than the rest.

Stellar’s Plan to Win Global Payments: Play Nice With the Finance Cops

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 19:30

Stellar’s Plan to Win Global Payments: Play Nice With the Finance Cops Stellar's first-ever conference in Mexico City gathered entrepreneurs eager to lean into global financial regulations.

FBI Says Bitcoin Concern Is Getting ‘Bigger and Bigger’

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 18:35

FBI Says Bitcoin Concern Is Getting ‘Bigger and Bigger’

In a recent U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs hearing, Senator Mitt Romney expressed concerns about Bitcoin’s potential as a threat to national security. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray replied that cryptocurrency is a concern that’s “going to become a bigger and bigger one.” Also Read: Crypto Secularizes Wealth […]

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 17:40

Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin Russian regulators will begin developing proposals for legislation allowing confiscation of crypto assets seized in crime investigations.

Market Outlook: Crypto Whale Tales and China’s Blockchain Hype

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 15:35

Market Outlook: Crypto Whale Tales and China’s Blockchain Hype

During our last market outlook, cryptocurrency prices had found new foundations after the massive rally on Friday, October 25. Since then digital currency prices have been meandering roughly in the same positions after coins like BTC failed to break upper resistance on various occasions. Also read: China Removes Bitcoin Mining From Unwanted Industries List Crypto […]

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Malaysian Thieves Drill Through Wall to Steal 85 Crypto Machines

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 15:30

Malaysian Thieves Drill Through Wall to Steal 85 Crypto Machines Authorities arrested five suspected in the theft of almost 100 bitcoin machines.

Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank Goes Public on New York Stock Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 15:24

Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank Goes Public on New York Stock Exchange Silvergate is seeking as much as $65 million with its IPO debut on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

Zcash Trademark Talks Were About More Than a Logo

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 15:15

Zcash Trademark Talks Were About More Than a Logo Can an altcoin outgrow its founders? A new agreement between Electric Coin Company and the Zcash Foundation could be a good first step.

Turkey Becomes the Latest Nation to Work on Digital Fiat

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 14:35

Turkey Becomes the Latest Nation to Work on Digital Fiat

Trade wars, sanctions, fear from private and decentralized cryptocurrencies. Regardless of the motive, a number of governments have recently taken the path of creating their own digital money. Turkey has become the latest country to announce plans for the issue of a “blockchain-based” national currency. Also read: China Removes Bitcoin Mining From Unwanted Industries List […]

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Digital Travel Firm Webjet Has Launched Its Booking Verification Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 13:50

Digital Travel Firm Webjet Has Launched Its Booking Verification Blockchain The ethereum-based platform is aimed to do away with price and accommodation disparities in the travel industry.

Crypto Exchange CEX.io Boosts US Push With Silvergate’s Payment Network

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 13:00

Crypto Exchange CEX.io Boosts US Push With Silvergate’s Payment Network U.K.-based crypto exchange CEX.io says it's joined the Silvergate Exchange Network, the payment rail of the go-to bank for crypto in the U.S..

Coinbase Will Now Reward Users for Holding This Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 11:50

Coinbase Will Now Reward Users for Holding This Cryptocurrency Coinbase is for the first time allowing general users to earn rewards by simply holding cryptocurrency, starting with the Tezos (XTZ) token.

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 11:35

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

“WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.” With those 13 words, Satoshi Nakamoto stepped into oblivion, leaving a blizzard of unanswered questions that would enshroud his disappearance. That ominous message was to prove his penultimate forum post, dispatched a day before his final entry. What happened to put Wikileaks […]

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Bitcoin Price Risks Drop Below $9K if Bulls Can’t Muster Rally Soon

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Risks Drop Below $9K if Bulls Can’t Muster Rally Soon Bitcoin has been tiptoeing along key support, but evaporating bullish sentiment may see prices roll over to levels below $9,000.

After Xi, China’s Central Bank Gives Blockchain Tech a Pump

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 10:25

After Xi, China’s Central Bank Gives Blockchain Tech a Pump The People's Bank has said blockchain is a solution to trade finance asymmetries in the latest promotion of the tech in China.

Global Crypto Framework Needed to Stop ‘Regulatory Arbitrage,’ Watchdog Warns

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 10:00

Global Crypto Framework Needed to Stop ‘Regulatory Arbitrage,’ Watchdog Warns Hong Kong’s securities regulator says the world needs a united response to stablecoins like Libra to avoid firms setting up in laxer jurisdictions.

3 Insights on Crypto Derivatives and Risk from Veteran OTC Traders

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 09:00

3 Insights on Crypto Derivatives and Risk from Veteran OTC Traders Missed our webinar on crypto derivatives? Read the takeaways from CoinDesk Research's chat with OTC trading pros Yingfeng Shao and Martin Garcia.

Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Posts $13 Million Q3 Profit in New Filing

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 06:00

Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Posts $13 Million Q3 Profit in New Filing Canaan, the world's second-largest bitcoin miner maker, has recorded $13 million in net profit for Q3 2019, following bitcoin price's bull run since April this year.

Asia’s Bakkt? AAX Rolls Out Crypto Trading With London Stock Exchange Tech

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 05:00

Asia’s Bakkt? AAX Rolls Out Crypto Trading With London Stock Exchange Tech AAX, a Hong Kong-based crypto exchange that uses the London Stock Exchange's matching engine technology, has officially launched.

Hong Kong Now Offers Opt-In Regulation to Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 04:35

Hong Kong Now Offers Opt-In Regulation to Crypto Exchanges

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has established a new regulatory framework that allows crypto exchanges to opt-in to be licensed and regulated. Starting Wednesday, centralized trading platforms can apply for a license, providing they meet certain requirements including adequate measures for the safe custody of assets, insurance, hot and cold wallets, and private key […]

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Micree Zhan Says He’ll Take Legal Action to Return to Bitmain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 07. 02:34

Micree Zhan Says He’ll Take Legal Action to Return to Bitmain Bitmain's co-founder Micree Zhan, who was abruptly ousted from the firm last week, said he's going to take legal action to secure his return to the firm.

Meet Flowee the Hub: A Feature-Rich Bitcoin Cash Validator

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 07. 01:15

Meet Flowee the Hub: A Feature-Rich Bitcoin Cash Validator

Bitcoin Cash development has been growing wildly over the last year between third party services and infrastructure. Since the inception of BCH, there’s been a number of full node clients that not only distribute important binary data but offer a variety of different features as well. One such project is the Bitcoin Cash validator and […]

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Leading Japanese Firms Partner on Security Token Research

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 23:20

Leading Japanese Firms Partner on Security Token Research MUFG launched a 22-member research consortium of security issuers, broker dealers and tech companies to set standards for security token management.

WATCH: Deribit CEO Says Crypto Exchange’s $1.3 Million Gaffe Was ‘Wake-Up Call’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 23:00

WATCH: Deribit CEO Says Crypto Exchange’s $1.3 Million Gaffe Was ‘Wake-Up Call’ Deribit CEO John Jansen says the crypto exchange's $1.3 million payment to investors helped them stay competitive.

Kim Dotcom Token Sale Postponed Over ‘Regulatory Uncertainty’

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 22:15

Kim Dotcom Token Sale Postponed Over ‘Regulatory Uncertainty’

In 2017, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload, revealed a similar service called K.im that planned to give anyone the ability to upload files, documents, code, videos, and music files and get paid in crypto for their work. Since then, Dotcom’s team disclosed there would be an exchange sale for […]

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First-Time Bitcoin Buyers ‘Doubled’ in Square’s Q3 Report

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 21:32

First-Time Bitcoin Buyers ‘Doubled’ in Square’s Q3 Report Square processed $148 million in bitcoin sales in the third quarter of 2019. The payments company, founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, released its earnings results on Wednesday, reporting revenues of $1.27 billion between July 1 and Sept. 30 of this year. Though Square’s crypto business remains a niche concern for the publicly traded company, […]

WATCH: Binance CEO CZ Says Crypto Exchange Is No ‘Outlaw’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 21:00

WATCH: Binance CEO CZ Says Crypto Exchange Is No ‘Outlaw’ In a wide-ranging video interview, Binance CEO CZ rejects the popular perception of his crypto exchange as a global crypto pirate.

Conceal and Reveal: The Evolution of Privacy Coin Technology

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 19:13

Conceal and Reveal: The Evolution of Privacy Coin Technology

Privacy can assume many forms and occur on many levels. The technologies that blockchain architects originally envisioned for privacy coins are now being utilized by an array of crypto stakeholders, from enterprises to exchanges. What began as a means of transacting anonymously has spawned a burgeoning industry, built upon technologies designed to conceal, but which […]

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European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 19:00

European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source Contrary to earlier reports, a source tells CoinDesk the EU isn't looking to issue its own digital currency in response to Libra.

Square’s Cash App Now Charging Fees for Bitcoin Purchases

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 18:03

Square’s Cash App Now Charging Fees for Bitcoin Purchases Square's Cash App has started charging fees of as much as 1.76 percent on bitcoin purchases, sources have pointed out to CoinDesk.

US Prosecutors Charge Founder of ‘IGOBIT’ Token With Fraud

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 16:57

US Prosecutors Charge Founder of ‘IGOBIT’ Token With Fraud Prosecutors allege that Asa Saint Clair lured investors to invest in the "World Sports Alliance" using his IGOBIT digital currency.

China Removes Bitcoin Mining From Unwanted Industries List

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 16:00

China Removes Bitcoin Mining From Unwanted Industries List

Inspired by its new fascination with blockchain, China now seems to have changed its mind about cryptocurrency mining. The latest version of a national macroeconomic plan indicates that the government in Beijing has given up intentions to suppress the bitcoin mining industry, in which Chinese companies have become global leaders. Also read: Another Chinese Lender […]

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Nervos Network Targets November Launch With $72 Million Token Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 15:00

Nervos Network Targets November Launch With $72 Million Token Sale Nervos Network plans to launch its "Lina" blockchain next week, on the heels of securing $72 million through a token sale on Coinlist.

Kim Dotcom’s Planned Token Sale Is Off, Says Bitfinex

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 14:25

Kim Dotcom’s Planned Token Sale Is Off, Says Bitfinex Bitfinex and a blockchain project launched by Kim Dotcom have "mutually agreed" to part ways, scuppering an IEO for the kimcoin token.

Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 13:43

Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has agreed to help Ukraine prepare rules for cryptocurrencies.

Video: Bitcoin Cash Lets You Buy Equity Over the Counter at a Bar

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 13:00

Video: Bitcoin Cash Lets You Buy Equity Over the Counter at a Bar

With all the talk about investing in digital assets new people to the scene might not know that cryptocurrency is still used being used as peer-to-peer electronic cash as it was intended. The latest video from Bitcoin.com shows how BCH is used to buy anything from drinks at the bar to equity in a venture […]

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Bithumb Wants User-Created DEXs With Its New Blockchain Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 13:00

Bithumb Wants User-Created DEXs With Its New Blockchain Ecosystem Bithumb Global is launching an "exchange-as-a-service" platform through its new namesake blockchain platform.

‘Party Starters’: Stellar Event Sees Frank Discussion of Crypto Market Makers

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 12:00

‘Party Starters’: Stellar Event Sees Frank Discussion of Crypto Market Makers Market making may be discussed in hush tones, but according to a handful of startup founders, the service is money well spent.

Hong Kong Regulator to Treat Some Crypto Exchanges Like Brokers

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 11:17

Hong Kong Regulator to Treat Some Crypto Exchanges Like Brokers The Securities and Futures Commission will license crypto trading platforms like traditional brokers if they offer security tokens.

Tokens.net Seals Partnership With Bitcoin.com as an Official SLP Partner

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 10:30

Tokens.net Seals Partnership With Bitcoin.com as an Official SLP Partner

Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) is a protocol for token creation on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain, promoting tokenization of assets in a simple and effective way. The Simple Ledger Protocol provides electronic wallets, block explorers, social media bots, token faucets and back-end infrastructure, as well as protocols for token creation and consulting for token resources and development.

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North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Cash: UN

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 10:12

North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Cash: UN North Korea set up a Hong Kong blockchain firm in a bid to to launder stolen cryptocurrency and avoid sanctions, the UN has reportedly said.

North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Crypto to Cash: UN

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 10:12

North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Crypto to Cash: UN North Korea set up a Hong Kong blockchain firm in a bid to to launder stolen cryptocurrency and avoid sanctions, the UN has reportedly said.

Chinese Communist Party Reportedly Filling Roles at Top Exchange Huobi

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 10:00

Chinese Communist Party Reportedly Filling Roles at Top Exchange Huobi

A source has reported to news.Bitcoin.com that the Chinese government is attempting to directly manage the crypto exchange industry in the country. According to the source, this could lead to frozen assets for U.S. account holders and others. Notably, Huobi Global’s website has announced that U.S. accounts “have been gradually disabled” due to compliance issues, […]

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190 Indian Bank Locations Raided in Massive Fraud Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 09:03

190 Indian Bank Locations Raided in Massive Fraud Crackdown

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly raided over 190 bank locations nationwide in an effort to crack down on fraud involving at least 15 banks. As many as 1,000 officers were involved in what is now one of the largest coordinated searches in India this year. Also read: State Bank of India Chief Says […]

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190 Indian Bank Branches Raided in Massive Fraud Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 09:03

190 Indian Bank Branches Raided in Massive Fraud Crackdown

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly raided over 190 bank locations nationwide in an effort to crack down on fraud involving at least 15 banks. As many as 1,000 officers were involved in what is now one of the largest coordinated searches in India this year. Also read: State Bank of India Chief Says […]

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93 Days Dark: 8chan Coder Explains How Blockchain Saved His Troll Forum

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 09:00

93 Days Dark: 8chan Coder Explains How Blockchain Saved His Troll Forum A deep dive into the decentralized technology that brought the world's most controversial site back online – for now.

Only 1 Crypto Fund Has Passed Hong Kong’s SFC Regulatory Hurdles in First Year

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 08:00

Only 1 Crypto Fund Has Passed Hong Kong’s SFC Regulatory Hurdles in First Year Only one financial fund has passed Hong Kong's framework for digital asset investments.

Canadian Regulator Seizes Troubled Crypto Exchange

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 07:30

Canadian Regulator Seizes Troubled Crypto Exchange

The British Columbia Securities Commission has taken control of a cryptocurrency exchange which allegedly owes customers over $12 million. Einstein Exchange had planned to shut down amid complaints, lawsuits, and money laundering investigations. The Canadian regulator has also taken action against another crypto exchange after receiving multiple complaints. Also read: OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against […]

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IBM Ethical Mineral Sourcing Blockchain to Debut in Spring

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 05:01

IBM Ethical Mineral Sourcing Blockchain to Debut in Spring Ford, Volkswagon, LG and Volvo plan to take a cobalt-tracking blockchain platform live next year.

China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 04:58

China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated China's top economic planning agency has scrapped the plan to categorize bitcoin mining as an industry to be eliminated from the country.

Chinese Agency Scraps Plan to Eliminate Bitcoin Mining Industry

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 06. 04:58

Chinese Agency Scraps Plan to Eliminate Bitcoin Mining Industry China's top economic planning agency has remove bitcoin mining from a list of industries to be phased out from the country.

Bitcoin Cash Captured 90% of October’s Crypto Spending in Australia

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 06. 04:30

Bitcoin Cash Captured 90% of October’s Crypto Spending in Australia

Just recently the web portal Bitcoinbch.com reported that the number of bitcoin cash (BCH) Australian retail transactions throughout the month of September outshined every other digital currency by a wide margin. After the study, the researchers analyzed transactions for the month of October and once again BCH overshadowed the competitors when it comes to retail […]

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US Congress Weighs Bill Spelling Out CFTC’s Crypto Derivatives Oversight

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 23:45

US Congress Weighs Bill Spelling Out CFTC’s Crypto Derivatives Oversight If passed, the bill would be the first to place Congressionally-mandated, digital commodity-specific requirements on the CFTC.

WATCH: What Are the Main Takeaways From Deribit’s $1.3 Million Flash-Crash?

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 23:16

WATCH: What Are the Main Takeaways From Deribit’s $1.3 Million Flash-Crash? Delphi Digital Co-Founder Yan Liberman says Deribit's effort to pay back flash-crash victims could be "worth it" for customer loyalty.

European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 23:05

European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source Contrary to earlier reports, a source tells CoinDesk the EU isn't looking to issue its own digital currency in response to Libra.

European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 22:25

European Union to Regulate Stablecoins, Not Issue Its Own: Source Contrary to earlier reports, a source tells CoinDesk the EU isn't looking to issue its own digital currency in response to Libra.

New Hire to Head Digital Currency Research at the US Fed

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 22:20

New Hire to Head Digital Currency Research at the US Fed

The United States Federal Reserve is looking to employ a Manager, Retail Payments, part of whose responsibilities will be to oversee the research of digital currencies and distributed ledgers. The job ad has been published amid pressure from Capitol Hill to explore the possibilities of issuing a digital dollar. Also read: Why Central Banks Are […]

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Filecoin, But Forever: Arweave Raises $5 Million to Build Out ‘Permaweb’

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 21:30

Filecoin, But Forever: Arweave Raises $5 Million to Build Out ‘Permaweb’ Arweave, a startup building a decentralized storage protocol for the world's knowledge, raises $5 million via token sale from a16z, USV and Multicoin.

UK-Based Electric Bike Company Launches SLP Reward Token

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 20:20

UK-Based Electric Bike Company Launches SLP Reward Token

On November 5, Cryptophyl.com, the SLP-centric trading platform, announced a commercial partnership with the bicycle company Toba Electric Bikes using SLP technology. Toba sells electric bikes for bitcoin cash and the company’s SLP token will be used for customer rewards. Moreover, Cryptophyl plans to list the token called ‘toba’ on the exchange for trading on […]

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Libra Won’t Spread as Quickly as Facebook, Says Calibra Exec

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 18:15

Libra Won’t Spread as Quickly as Facebook, Says Calibra Exec Libra won't necessarily mimic Facebook's historic rise, said Calibra executive Kevin Weil.

Ether on Lightning Is the Latest Bridge Crossing Crypto’s Great Divide

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 18:00

Ether on Lightning Is the Latest Bridge Crossing Crypto’s Great Divide DEX startup Radar Relay is offering token users a way to pay lightning invoices with bitcoin, thanks to back-end market makers.

No Inflation? Here It Is – Hidden in Plain Sight

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 17:20

No Inflation? Here It Is – Hidden in Plain Sight

Popular among politicians, media, and central bankers alike is the claim that in spite of all the quantitative easing (QE) and zero-leaning or negative interest rates of current times, inflation is under control. As the statistics show, nothing could be further from the truth. There are some very sly ways governments attempt to mask inflation […]

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Coinbase Legal Chief Says Private Sector Should Build US Digital Dollar

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 17:10

Coinbase Legal Chief Says Private Sector Should Build US Digital Dollar Coinbase chief legal officer Brian Brooks thinks the private sector is best positioned to build America's digital dollar.

Tradewinds, Canadian Mint to Verify Origins of Precious Metals on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 15:00

Tradewinds, Canadian Mint to Verify Origins of Precious Metals on Blockchain Tradewind is taking its shot at stopping counterfeit gold seals and helping precious metals investors find metals that are produced responsibly.

Tradewind, Canadian Mint to Verify Origins of Precious Metals on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 15:00

Tradewind, Canadian Mint to Verify Origins of Precious Metals on Blockchain Tradewind Markets is tracking the geography, name and standards of mines that produce precious metals for the Royal Canadian Mint.

Decentralized Storage Startup Storj to End Token Conversion Program

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 14:32

Decentralized Storage Startup Storj to End Token Conversion Program Remaining holders of Storj Labs' early SJCX token need to act soon to avoid losing their investments.

Crypto Secularizes Wealth by Returning Power to the People

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 14:20

Crypto Secularizes Wealth by Returning Power to the People

Secularization is the process of converting something from a religious status to a nonreligious one. In its usage here, the word “religious” has no necessary connection to a deity. The word refers to the mystification of a thing in order to elevate it to the status of the divine where it becomes unquestionable. Also Read: […]

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Binance’s DEX Now Supports AML Compliance Via CipherTrace

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 14:00

Binance’s DEX Now Supports AML Compliance Via CipherTrace CipherTrace is now supporting AML compliance on Binance Chain, which supports both the exchange's BNB token and DEX.

ATM Coin Founders Ordered to Pay $4.25 Million for Fraud

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 13:38

ATM Coin Founders Ordered to Pay $4.25 Million for Fraud A U.S. court issued penalties against the team and firms behind ATM Coin for fraud and misappropriation of client funds in case brought by the CFTC.

Investor Lawsuit Argues Ripple Still Has to Answer Over Ongoing XRP Sales

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 11:36

Investor Lawsuit Argues Ripple Still Has to Answer Over Ongoing XRP Sales Ripple's argument that an XRP holder waited too long to file suit has no precedent, a new legal filing claims.

Finland Approves First 5 Crypto Service Providers

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 11:20

Finland Approves First 5 Crypto Service Providers

Finland’s crypto regulation is now in full effect. The first five crypto service providers have been approved to legally operate in the country, the Finnish financial regulator confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com. The grace period for operating without registration has expired. Also read: Finland Begins Regulating Crypto Service Providers Only Five Registrants Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) […]

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Bitcoin Keeps Failing at This Key Price Hurdle

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 11:00

Bitcoin Keeps Failing at This Key Price Hurdle Bitcoin's struggle for a bullish breakout continues with a falling trendline capping gains for the fifth time in 11 days.

Coca-Cola Supply Chain Firm Expands Blockchain Effort to 70 Partners

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 10:30

Coca-Cola Supply Chain Firm Expands Blockchain Effort to 70 Partners The firm organizing Coca-Cola's bottle manufacturing and distribution is scaling up its blockchain pilot after finding early benefits.

US Startup Raising $10 Million for Private Jets You Can Lease With Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 10:00

US Startup Raising $10 Million for Private Jets You Can Lease With Crypto Jet Token is raising up to $10 million in a Regulation A offering for its ethereum-powered private jet leasing marketplace where you can pay in crypto.

The ‘Bitcoin Rich List’ Has Grown 30% in the Last Year, But Why?

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 09:00

The ‘Bitcoin Rich List’ Has Grown 30% in the Last Year, But Why? The number of bitcoin addresses holding more than 1,000 BTC has grown in the past 12 months, possibly reflecting an influx of wealthy investors.  

China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 04:00

China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin

Officially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Jinping Thought.” Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Anti-Blockchain […]

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Chinese Regulator Investigates Firm’s Blockchain Efforts Amid Stock Surge

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 02:15

Chinese Regulator Investigates Firm’s Blockchain Efforts Amid Stock Surge A porcelain firm which pivoted to blockchain last year is under investigation by Chinese regulators after its stock price pumped for five straight days.

Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 05. 01:00

Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

Crypto commenters have torn into a new research paper alleging a single whale caused bitcoin’s 2017 price rally. The paper, reported prominently in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, has been criticized for failing to understand that mass inflows of tether (USDT) to the cryptoconomy are not indicative of a single source accounting for all […]

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Stellar’s Foundation Just Destroyed Half the Supply of Its Lumens Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 05. 00:25

Stellar’s Foundation Just Destroyed Half the Supply of Its Lumens Cryptocurrency The Stellar Development Foundation has burned 55 billion of its XLM tokens, over half the cryptocurrency's supply, CEO Denelle Dixon announced.

US Federal Reserve Hiring Retail Payments Manager to Integrate Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 23:45

US Federal Reserve Hiring Retail Payments Manager to Integrate Digital Currencies The central bank is expanding the role of its Retail Payments Manager to include digital currencies, stablecoins and distributed ledger technologies as part of a new hire.

US Federal Reserve Hiring Retail Payments Manager to Research Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 23:45

US Federal Reserve Hiring Retail Payments Manager to Research Digital Currencies The central bank is expanding the role of its Retail Payments Manager to include digital currencies, stablecoins and distributed ledger technologies as part of a new hire.

Huobi Global Is Forcing US Customers to Use Its Local Partner

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 22:30

Huobi Global Is Forcing US Customers to Use Its Local Partner The move finalizes Huobi’s shuttering of US. accounts as as it continues to push users to its San Francisco-based partner exchange, HBUS.

Britain’s Tax Authority Updates Crypto Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 22:00

Britain’s Tax Authority Updates Crypto Guidelines

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidelines on the taxation of transactions involving crypto assets. The United Kingdom’s tax authority clarifies its stance on cryptocurrencies and explains which taxes apply to specific activities carried out by business entities and private individuals. Also read: Bad Loans at Big British Banks Jump Over 50% […]

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Einstein Crypto Exchange Seized by Canadian Securities Regulator

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 20:59

Einstein Crypto Exchange Seized by Canadian Securities Regulator The British Columbia Securities Commission says it has seized Einstein Exchange after the crypto company said it planned to shut down operations in the coming weeks.

Central Bank Blockchains and Corporate Ledgers Are Still Vaporware

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 18:50

Central Bank Blockchains and Corporate Ledgers Are Still Vaporware

There’s been a resurgence of blockchain discussion this year, especially after China’s President Xi Jinping lauded blockchain and told Chinese citizens the country needs to accelerate distributed ledger technology development. Despite the lack of producing anything worthwhile, for some odd reason mainstream pundits believe government-endorsed blockchains will destroy legacy cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Billion Dollar Bitcoin […]

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The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 18:30

The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns

Pioneers of the global Bitcoin and blockchain community will converge in Miami for a historical conference, continuing to propel cryptocurrency from niche to mainstream. Now in its seventh year, The North American Bitcoin Conference is the longest-running and most attended finance conference for the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industries with over 20,000 attendees since 2013. Additionally, a key focus of the 2020 conference will be a focus on enterprise, unpacking the new and exciting world of business adoption and commercial blockchain potential.

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DX.Exchange Halts Operations, Seeks Buyer 10 Months After Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 17:00

DX.Exchange Halts Operations, Seeks Buyer 10 Months After Launch The firm, which offered tokenized shares in companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, may not reopen.

Crypto Winter Claims Another Victim as DX Exchange Closes

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 15:36

Crypto Winter Claims Another Victim as DX Exchange Closes

The digital assets market has been on an upward trend recently, with top cryptocurrencies such as BTC and BCH maintaining higher price levels. Unfortunately, this comes too late for some ventures in the field. The latest to cease operations is DX Exchange, which is now looking for a way to exit the market. Also Read: […]

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BitMEX Says Quality Check ‘Failure’ Led to Email Privacy Breach

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 15:25

BitMEX Says Quality Check ‘Failure’ Led to Email Privacy Breach The crypto-derivatives exchange says poor internal checks caused most of the exchange's clients to be exposed to privacy risks.

Kadena Goes Live, Announces New Token Sale Aiming for $20 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 15:00

Kadena Goes Live, Announces New Token Sale Aiming for $20 Million "This is the first time anyone has ever scaled proof-of-work," said Kadena co-founder Will Martino.

India’s Defense Minister Touts Blockchain, AI Role in Warfare

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 14:16

India’s Defense Minister Touts Blockchain, AI Role in Warfare India's defense minister Rajnath Singh highlighted the potential use of blockchain technology in the defense industry on Monday.

Microsoft Unveils Platform for Minting Enterprise-Ready Crypto Tokens

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 14:00

Microsoft Unveils Platform for Minting Enterprise-Ready Crypto Tokens Microsoft has revealed a new platform aimed to make building blockchain tokens in the cloud as easy as plugging in a printer.

This Startup’s Upgrade Code Can Be Used by Any Bitcoin-Based Blockchain

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 13:00

This Startup’s Upgrade Code Can Be Used by Any Bitcoin-Based Blockchain Nexus says an upgrade that brings smart-contract functionality to its blockchain can also be used by any other bitcoin-based chain.

UK Tax Authority Issues Crypto Guidance for Businesses

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 12:00

UK Tax Authority Issues Crypto Guidance for Businesses After clarifying how individual taxpayers should deal with cryptos last year, the U.K.'s HMRC has now issued guidance for enterprises.

Bitcoin Outshines Gold for First Time Since June

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 11:00

Bitcoin Outshines Gold for First Time Since June Bitcoin logged double-digit gains in October, outperforming gold for the first time for months.

FATF Releases Guidance on Global Digital IDs as Use Cases Grow

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 10:00

FATF Releases Guidance on Global Digital IDs as Use Cases Grow The Financial Action Task Force wants financial institutions to prepare for the global expansion of digital identification systems.

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 09:00

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP Ripple has strong defenses against a lawsuit alleging it violated securities laws by selling XRP, but the road ahead is long, legal experts said.

Bad Loans at Big British Banks Jump Over 50% in a Year

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 08:30

Bad Loans at Big British Banks Jump Over 50% in a Year

Shaken by the never-ending saga around Brexit and the global slowdown, the British economy is now showing signs that point to an upcoming crisis. The U.K.’s biggest banks have been dealing with a growing number of loans companies are struggling to pay off. At the same time, low interest rates on mortgages are limiting opportunities […]

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Cryptosteel Capsule Will Keep Your Wallet Seed Safe and Out of Sight

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 04:00

Cryptosteel Capsule Will Keep Your Wallet Seed Safe and Out of Sight

A hollow steel cylinder despatched with 800 lettered tiles, the Cryptosteel Capsule is what it sounds like and nothing more. Assemble the letters to form your wallet’s seed phrase, thread them onto the metal dipstick and screw the capsule shut, safely entombing the key to your crown jewels inside an unassuming piece of hardware. Stash […]

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Bittrex Target of Latest $1 Million Crypto SIM Hack Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 04. 02:30

Bittrex Target of Latest $1 Million Crypto SIM Hack Lawsuit Gregg Bennett had never heard of SIM swapping before. Then, one night in April, he learned in the worst way one can.

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 04. 01:00

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

A commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 03. 22:02

Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

In early September, the high-profile court case Kleiman v. Wright looked as though it was coming to an end as the two parties reached a non-binding settlement. Then on October 30, without much notice, Wright explained that he couldn’t finance the settlement and the agreement was broken. Now the trial will start again and the […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 03. 19:10

Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

According to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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Satoshi ‘Nakamolto’ Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable Claims

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 03. 16:10

Satoshi ‘Nakamolto’ Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable Claims

A viral video taken at a Las Vegas event has put self-claimed “Bitcoin co-founder” Jörg Molt in the spotlight this past week. A Twitter user in the space known for hair trigger accusations calls Molt a scammer in the video, and Molt proceeds to knock off the guy’s baseball cap. Amusing as the sophomoric dumpster […]

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Cred Merchant Solutions to Help Unbanked Business Sectors

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 03. 11:50

Cred Merchant Solutions to Help Unbanked Business Sectors

Cred Merchant Solutions has been unveiled in Emeryville during San Francisco Blockchain Week in an event hosting several California elected officials. The new point-of-sale system will help unbanked business sectors, such as California’s cannabis industry, accept crypto payments from customers and pay taxes. Also Read: Video: Will Bitcoin Crash or Double in Price After the […]

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Trial Back on After Craig Wright Fails to Pay Kleiman Bitcoin Settlement

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 03. 10:15

Trial Back on After Craig Wright Fails to Pay Kleiman Bitcoin Settlement Craig Wright broke a non-binding settlement agreement to forfeit half his claimed bitcoin holdings, according to a court filing.

Trial Back on After Craig Wright Breaks Bitcoin Settlement Agreement

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 03. 10:15

Trial Back on After Craig Wright Breaks Bitcoin Settlement Agreement Craig Wright broke a non-binding settlement agreement to forfeit half his claimed bitcoin holdings, according to a court filing.

After Painful 2018, Chinese Blockchain VCs Are Getting Back Into the Market

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 03. 09:46

After Painful 2018, Chinese Blockchain VCs Are Getting Back Into the Market After the crypto market crash last year, Chinese venture capital firms are taking another look at blockchain.

Another Chinese Lender Bailed Out After Bank Run

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 03. 07:35

Another Chinese Lender Bailed Out After Bank Run

Yichuan Rural Commercial Bank, a lender operating in the central Henan province, has become the latest Chinese bank to be bailed out by the government this year. The small financial institution, which has around 30 branches only in the Yichuan county, experienced a bank run sparked by rumors that its top management was in trouble […]

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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 02. 18:00

CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

In mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry […]

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Kuverit Launches Multi Trader Marketplace

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 02. 17:30

Kuverit Launches Multi Trader Marketplace

To what was considered as the “dot-com bubble” in the year 2000, Blockchain technology has become as sensationalised and disruptive as the internet was in the late 1990s.Even though the technology is still in its infancy stage, individuals and corporate bodies are already leveraging on it to expand their business and shift their paradigm.

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New Blockchain Tool Promises Verifiable Audits in 30 Seconds

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 02. 15:00

New Blockchain Tool Promises Verifiable Audits in 30 Seconds A new blockchain-based system speeds up audits but doesn't replace accountants.

23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 02. 14:18

23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

Twenty-three leading central banks participated in an in-depth survey on their digital currency developments and requirements, including fungibility, convertibility, and availability. They also discussed the timeframe for issuing consumer-ready central bank digital currencies and divulged their greatest concerns about implementing them. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The First […]

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Regulated ETH Futures? Not So Fast

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 02. 11:40

Regulated ETH Futures? Not So Fast In spite of CFTC Chairman Tarbert’s comments, Noelle Acheson argues that it’s unlikely that we see regulated ether futures any time soon, if ever.

Andrew Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’ Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s Unethical

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 02. 09:45

Andrew Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’ Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s Unethical

Andrew Yang has taken to Twitter in dynamic fashion as of late, advertising his universal basic income (UBI) proposal known as the “Freedom Dividend.” While throwing money at people out of pocket always generates a buzz, there’s a mathematically and ethically broken side to the plan few are talking about. Also Read: Do You Know […]

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Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 Platform

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 02. 01:30

Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 Platform

A firm called Vault12 launched its new passkey security solution for cryptocurrency assets. Vault12 is an application that allows people to enlist their trusted friends and family members to help safeguard their assets. According to the project’s creators, the new application leverages the cryptographic algorithm Shamir’s Secret Sharing which allows keys to be split in […]

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Blockchain Conference TNABC Returns to Miami

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 21:01

Blockchain Conference TNABC Returns to Miami

On January 16-17, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) and Miami Blockchain Week are returning to the sunshine state as 2020 sets in motion. TNABC, celebrating its seventh year running, will feature prominent speakers, crypto developers, and blockchain executives during the event hosted in the financial district located on the gorgeous Miami coastline. Also read: […]

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Reggie Middleton Reaches $9.5 Million SEC Settlement Over ICO Fraud

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 20:30

Reggie Middleton Reaches $9.5 Million SEC Settlement Over ICO Fraud The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a $9.5 million settlement with Reggie Middleton, organizer of the fraught Veritaseum initial coin offering.

How Many More Birthdays Until Bitcoin Wins?

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 18:00

How Many More Birthdays Until Bitcoin Wins? On the white paper's 11th anniversary, we face a question: How much longer until bitcoin becomes like Twitter or Linux, something you use every day?

French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 17:59

French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators

As digital currencies transform the world, concepts like Bitcoin continue to percolate into academic courses and higher education worldwide. The French Ministry of National Education’s recently published economics and social sciences resource guide for teachers discusses cryptographic money like Bitcoin. Also Read: ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have […]

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ACIF – Asia Crypto Investment Forum Joins Thailand Blockchain Week

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 17:30

ACIF – Asia Crypto Investment Forum Joins Thailand Blockchain Week

ACIF, Asia Crypto Investment Forum hosted by Hashcube, will hold its first meetup at The InterContinental Bangkok, as part of Blockchain Thailand Week, to discuss the future of crypto investments.

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Crypto Burner Wallets Helped an IT Conference Give $40,000 to Charity

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 16:36

Crypto Burner Wallets Helped an IT Conference Give $40,000 to Charity Publicly-traded analytics firm Splunk gave 10,000 conference attendees ERC-20 burner wallets. Three non-profits received over $40,000 as a result.

Crypto Hedge Fund Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Equity Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 15:25

Crypto Hedge Fund Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Equity Sale Ember Fund, makers of an AI-managed cryptocurrency portfolio app, is seeking to raise up to $1 million through an SEC-registered securities sale.

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 15:25

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale Ember Fund, makers of an AI-managed cryptocurrency portfolio app, is seeking to raise up to $1 million through an SEC-registered securities sale.

Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex Dox

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 14:47

Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex Dox

The world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange Bitmex has accidentally doxed tens of thousands of its users. An email newsletter concerning forthcoming updates to Bitmex indices CC’d a large proportion of the company’s mailing list, exposing the addresses of its users to the public. In a second embarrassment, Bitmex had its Twitter account hacked shortly afterward. […]

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Telegram Releases Test Crypto Wallet Despite SEC Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 14:00

Telegram Releases Test Crypto Wallet Despite SEC Lawsuit Telegram, the messaging app company turned blockchain startup, has released an early desktop wallet for its crypto token.

BitMEX Exchange Exposes User Base in Email Mishap

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 12:29

BitMEX Exchange Exposes User Base in Email Mishap A general email update exposed addresses of possibly up to 22,000 users Friday morning.

Bitcoin Mining Power Sees Short-Term Drop as Rainy Season Ends in China

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 11:45

Bitcoin Mining Power Sees Short-Term Drop as Rainy Season Ends in China After sustained growth over the past three months, bitcoin's mining power has dropped with a seasonal falloff in hydropower output in China.

Bitcoin’s Defense of Major Support May Fuel Price Bounce to $9,600

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 11:00

Bitcoin’s Defense of Major Support May Fuel Price Bounce to $9,600 The widely tracked 200-day average continues to restrict losses in bitcoin and may catapult prices to $9,600.

Harbor Now Has Both Broker-Dealer and Transfer Agent Licenses in the US

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 09:55

Harbor Now Has Both Broker-Dealer and Transfer Agent Licenses in the US Security token startup Harbor has been granted a transfer agent license by the SEC, a month after getting the green light from the CFTC.

Binance Enters Korean Market With New Business Entity

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 09:46

Binance Enters Korean Market With New Business Entity Binance may have taken another step toward launching a crypto exchange arm in South Korea, according to a new business registration.

GlobalBitcoinsPro.com Enables Offline BCH Cash Trades

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 09:30

GlobalBitcoinsPro.com Enables Offline BCH Cash Trades

After the devastating news of the removal of offline cash trades and the new vigorous and intrusive KYC policy from popular P2P Exchange Platform the community needed an alternative. We’re happy to announce the arrival of GlobalBitcoinsPro.com which has been created to revive the community.

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Venezuelans Made Lightning-Savvy Hardware to Use Bitcoin During Blackouts

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 09:00

Venezuelans Made Lightning-Savvy Hardware to Use Bitcoin During Blackouts Locha Mesh is building software and hardware for connecting to bitcoin's Lightning Network – even when the power's out.

Huobi Cloud to Offer White-Label Exchange Services in Middle East, Africa

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 07:18

Huobi Cloud to Offer White-Label Exchange Services in Middle East, Africa Huobi Cloud has announced its plan to provide local financial institutions with white-label exchange services in the Middle East and Africa.

ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 07:13

ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’

Newly installed European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde made controversial remarks in a recent statement prior to assuming her new role. The former IMF Managing Director implored: “isn’t it true that ultimately we have done the right thing to act in favour of jobs and of growth rather than the protection of savers?” Regarding former […]

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Video: Will Bitcoin Crash or Double in Price After the Halving? Miners Have Their Say

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 03:30

Video: Will Bitcoin Crash or Double in Price After the Halving? Miners Have Their Say

Will the price of bitcoin double or crash during the upcoming halving next year? And how will the mining industry adapt to their revenue stream being cut in half over night? See what professional miners from around the world have to say on the matter. Also Read: US, EU and UK Companies Can Now Pay […]

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Do You Know the Newspeak of the Looming ‘NIRP’ Economic Meltdown?

Bitcoin News

2019. Nov. 01. 01:30

Do You Know the Newspeak of the Looming ‘NIRP’ Economic Meltdown?

Negative and zero interest rate policy (NIRP and ZIRP) are becoming a new global norm. Endless printing of paper money is said to make economies stronger, while everyday individuals are seeing their savings worth less and less. These policies were traditionally viewed as last ditch, temporary measures to save economies, but are now increasingly being […]

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Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 00:37

Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges.

Bitcoin Prices Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

CoinDesk

2019. Nov. 01. 00:37

Bitcoin Prices Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges.