Pension Funds Put $50 Million Into Morgan Creek’s New Blockchain Fund

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 20:15

Pension Funds Put $50 Million Into Morgan Creek’s New Blockchain Fund Morgan Creek Digital raised the first $50 million for its second venture capital fund from the same two large institutional investors in its first.

How Cryptocurrency Developers Can Earn Bitcoin Cash With REST APIs

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 19:30

How Cryptocurrency Developers Can Earn Bitcoin Cash With REST APIs

A recent video by Chris Troutner, Senior Javascript Developer at Bitcoin.com, points out a problem with anti-profit seeking approaches to crypto development, and how devs can incentivize growth and attract business using REST APIs to earn BHC. Without incentives, Troutner notes, many promising services and applications run the risk of succumbing to an economic tragedy […]

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Trump Administration Popped 2017 Bitcoin Bubble, Ex-CFTC Chair Says

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 19:15

Trump Administration Popped 2017 Bitcoin Bubble, Ex-CFTC Chair Says "We saw a bubble building and we thought the best way to address it was to allow the market to interact with it," said Christopher Giancarlo.

Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix ‘Failing’ Financial System

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 19:05

Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix ‘Failing’ Financial System Facebook's CEO released his written testimony a day before his scheduled appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives.

US Lawmaker Introduces Bill Classifying Stablecoins as Securities

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 18:25

US Lawmaker Introduces Bill Classifying Stablecoins as Securities A draft bill published Tuesday would regulate stablecoins under the Securities Act of 1933.

New York’s Financial Regulator Is Reviewing the Controversial BitLicense

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2019. Oct. 22. 17:45

New York’s Financial Regulator Is Reviewing the Controversial BitLicense The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) is revisiting how it licenses crypto startups.

Credit Suisse Is Latest Bank to Charge Clients for Cash Deposits

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 16:30

Credit Suisse Is Latest Bank to Charge Clients for Cash Deposits

In a normal world savers are expected to receive compensation for giving their money to the bank. Instead, due to negative interest rates, we are now seeing more financial institutions actually charging their clients for fiat cash deposits, with Credit Suisse the latest big bank to join in on this practice. Also Read: Banking Giant […]

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Why Bitmain Is Building the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mine in Rural Texas

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 16:00

Why Bitmain Is Building the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mine in Rural Texas Bitmain's new bitcoin mine exploits cheap electricity in Texas, the nation's biggest power market. Locals are happy for the new jobs.

Facebook Risks Banking Ties Over Libra Concerns, Says ING Exec

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 15:30

Facebook Risks Banking Ties Over Libra Concerns, Says ING Exec ING CEO Ralph Hamers said Libra could make it difficult for banks to accept or keep the project's creator as a client.

FinCEN Director Warns of ‘Hard Time’ for Crypto Firms That Don’t Follow Law

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 14:40

FinCEN Director Warns of ‘Hard Time’ for Crypto Firms That Don’t Follow Law There is no ambiguity: crypto startups must follow U.S. AML laws or suffer the consequences, said FinCEN's Kenneth Bianco.

Facebook’s Marcus Says China Wins with Digital Renminbi if U.S. Nixes Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 14:00

Facebook’s Marcus Says China Wins with Digital Renminbi if U.S. Nixes Libra David Marcus, who leads the Libra project, said China will create a digital currency system that could be entirely out of reach for U.S. authorities.

Facebook’s Marcus Says China Wins With Digital Renminbi if US Nixes Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 14:00

Facebook’s Marcus Says China Wins With Digital Renminbi if US Nixes Libra David Marcus, who leads the Libra project, said China will create a digital currency system that could be entirely out of reach for U.S. authorities.

Smartphone Developers Embrace Crypto as Opera Integrates BTC and TRX

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 13:30

Smartphone Developers Embrace Crypto as Opera Integrates BTC and TRX

The love-in between smartphone developers and cryptocurrency users is smoldering. What started out as a flirtation by HTC and Samsung has blossomed into a full-blown affair, incorporating hardware and software support from a string of companies. Today, Opera ramped up its cryptocurrency support, integrating Bitcoin Core and Tron into its mobile browser wallet. Also read: […]

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Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With New Washington DC Office

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 13:00

Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With New Washington DC Office Ripple has opened a new D.C. office and expanded its regulatory team as it seeks to better educate policymakers on blockchain tech.

Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With DC Office

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 13:00

Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With DC Office Ripple has opened a new D.C. office and expanded its regulatory team as it seeks to better educate policymakers on blockchain tech.

WATCH: Ava Blockchain Founder Plans to Launch in December

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 12:30

WATCH: Ava Blockchain Founder Plans to Launch in December The Ava blockchain should launch later this year, said founder Emin Gün Sirer.

Bitcoin IRA Is Letting Customers Lend Out Their Crypto Retirement Funds

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 12:00

Bitcoin IRA Is Letting Customers Lend Out Their Crypto Retirement Funds The digital asset IRA company will offer interest on cryptocurrency and cash holdings that customers want to lend out.

Bitcoin May Rise toward $8,800, Short-Term Cross Indicates

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 11:00

Bitcoin May Rise toward $8,800, Short-Term Cross Indicates A short-term bitcoin price indicator has turned bullish, strengthening the case for a test of key resistance above $8,800.

Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto Owners

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 10:30

Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto Owners

Banking services platform Cashaa is offering a solution for Indian crypto owners facing banking restrictions imposed by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The service allows users to deposit up to 1 crore rupees (~$141,012) per month to purchase cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting […]

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Casa Is Helping Bitcoin Investors Pass on Their Holdings When They Die

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 10:30

Casa Is Helping Bitcoin Investors Pass on Their Holdings When They Die The bitcoin custody provider has launched a new service to help holders ensure their assets are passed to loved ones in the event of their death.

Flaws in LocalBitcoins Data Call Into Question Regional Adoption Claims

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 10:00

Flaws in LocalBitcoins Data Call Into Question Regional Adoption Claims LocalBitcoins data is a starting point for research, but it isn't conclusive evidence of grassroots adoption.

Bitcoin.com Launches HashRace Promotion to Maximize Miners’ Profits

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 09:30

Bitcoin.com Launches HashRace Promotion to Maximize Miners’ Profits

Bitcoin.com, the world’s leading resource for cryptocurrency-related products and news, has launched the HashRace, a Bitcoin.com Pool promotion aimed at maximizing profits for its extensive network of Bitcoin mining clients.

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Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 09:00

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates In the era of negative rates, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat and invest in higher-yielding crypto accounts.

Bitcoin.com Acquires Japanese Blockchain Developer 03 Labs

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 08:30

Bitcoin.com Acquires Japanese Blockchain Developer 03 Labs The deal, which closed recently for an undisclosed sum, will see O3 Labs’ eight-person developer team integrate into Bitcoin.com.

Telegram Backer Sought Circle Listing Before SEC Halted Token Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 08:00

Telegram Backer Sought Circle Listing Before SEC Halted Token Launch A backer of Telegram's blockchain project asked Circle's Poloniex exchange to list the gram token before the SEC halted issuance, court papers show.

Opera Browser Adds Bitcoin Payments to Android Update

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 07:00

Opera Browser Adds Bitcoin Payments to Android Update The enhanced crypto functionality will let Opera for android users make bitcoin payments from its built-in digital wallet and interact with dapps on TRON.

Japan’s Third Largest Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 22. 05:00

Japan’s Third Largest Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test The third largest bank by assets in Japan, is set to begin utilizing R3's Marco Polo trade finance blockchain on a commercial basis by the end of 2019.

4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Chains

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 05:00

4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Chains

Choosing the right blockchain is a tough call for any development team. It’s a decision that entails correctly anticipating project requirements – scalability; speed; community; security – before a line of code has even been written. It’s no wonder that a project occasionally finds its first choice of blockchain isn’t ‘the one,’ forcing it to […]

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4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 05:00

4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Blockchains

Choosing the right blockchain is a tough call for any development team. It’s a decision that entails correctly anticipating project requirements – scalability; speed; community; security – before a line of code has even been written. It’s no wonder that a project occasionally finds its first choice of blockchain isn’t ‘the one,’ forcing it to […]

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Running Bitcoin Cash: An Introduction to Operating a Full Node

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 02:00

Running Bitcoin Cash: An Introduction to Operating a Full Node

Setting up a Bitcoin Cash node is a fairly easy task for someone who wants to contribute to the decentralized ecosystem. There are various ways you can run a node whether it’s on a cloud, on a local machine or by leveraging a small single-board computer. The following is a simple introduction for anyone who […]

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Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 22. 00:00

Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’

Two reports from risk solutions group Lexisnexis assert that anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) policies can negatively affect a business’s bottom line and customer service significantly. A recent trip to the local post office for a money order certainly had a negative effect on my own experience, thanks to the same regulations, […]

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Michael Terpin Urges FCC to Curb Crypto Fraud That Cost Him $24 Million

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 23:00

Michael Terpin Urges FCC to Curb Crypto Fraud That Cost Him $24 Million Terpin plans to distribute his letter to a major mobile industry conference.

WATCH: UNICEF’s Crypto Fund Plans to Pay for Internet in Public Schools

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 22:30

WATCH: UNICEF’s Crypto Fund Plans to Pay for Internet in Public Schools UNICEF and the ethereum community are teaming up to help wire up needy schools.

Former Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Backs Fractional Reserve Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 22:30

Former Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Backs Fractional Reserve Stablecoin Stephen Moore, whose failed bid to join the Fed imploded within months, has a new plan to disrupt global finance: a fractional reserved-backed stablecoin.

How to Safely Store Your Wallet Recovery Phrase

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 22:00

How to Safely Store Your Wallet Recovery Phrase

As a cryptocurrency holder, security is paramount – and you can’t be too careful when it comes to your wallet recovery phrase. Unless you want your meticulously accrued crypto to disappear into the ether (or your ether to disappear into the cryptosphere), safely stashing your wallet mnemonic is vital. You must do everything in your […]

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CFTC Chair Says Ether Futures ‘Likely’ in 2020

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 21:45

CFTC Chair Says Ether Futures ‘Likely’ in 2020 Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert says the crypto world will see ethereum futures contracts sometime in 2020.

WATCH: Ecash Creator David Chaum On His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptocurrency, Praxxis 

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 21:30

WATCH: Ecash Creator David Chaum On His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptocurrency, Praxxis  We spoke with Chaum at Devcon in Osaka, Japan where he shared his vision for a more secure blockchain.

WATCH: David Chaum Explains His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Crypto, Praxxis 

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 21:30

WATCH: David Chaum Explains His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Crypto, Praxxis  We spoke with Chaum at Devcon in Osaka, where he shared his vision for a more secure blockchain.

Bitmain’s Jihan Wu Talks Mining and Industry Growth With Bitcoin.com’s CEO

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 19:30

Bitmain’s Jihan Wu Talks Mining and Industry Growth With Bitcoin.com’s CEO

At the World Digital Mining Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, Bitcoin.com’s CEO Stefan Rust sat down with Jihan Wu, cofounder of Bitmain Technologies and Matrixport. The two discussed how cryptocurrencies being used for payments is spreading and how Bitmain is doing after the bear market last year. Also read: SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin […]

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Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% Back

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 17:30

Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% Back

The New York court reviewing Telegram’s contested coin offering in the U.S. has postponed a scheduled hearing on the case till February. The defendants, Telegram Group and its subsidiary TON Issuer, have been banned from distributing and selling the tokens. Investors who don’t want to wait for the launch of the blockchain project can receive […]

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FATF Starts Checking How Well Countries Implement Crypto Standards

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 14:25

FATF Starts Checking How Well Countries Implement Crypto Standards

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has agreed on how it will assess whether countries have taken the necessary steps to implement the crypto-related requirements. “Given the global nature of the virtual asset industry, it is essential that countries implement these requirements swiftly,” the FATF emphasized. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency FATF […]

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As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 13:45

As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike At the lightning network's inaugural conference in Berlin, the future economics of the bitcoin payment technology took center stage.

Bitcoin.com Acquires Blockchain Software Startup O3 Labs

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 13:15

Bitcoin.com Acquires Blockchain Software Startup O3 Labs

Bitcoin.com has announced the acquisition of blockchain startup O3 Labs, the Tokyo-based software company that specializes in developing gateways to the digital economy. The deal will see O3 absorbed into Bitcoin.com, forming a single team dedicated to creating tools for realizing the full potential of the Bitcoin Cash network. The two companies intend to work together to build the next generation of mobile financial services, which will bear the Bitcoin.com name.

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Binance CEO: Russian Ruble to Be First Fiat-Crypto Trading Option

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 12:00

Binance CEO: Russian Ruble to Be First Fiat-Crypto Trading Option Cryptocurrency exchange Binance.com is soon to launch its first fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading pairs, kicking off with the Russian ruble.

Bitcoin’s 3% Price Rise Neutralizes Bearish Setup

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 11:00

Bitcoin’s 3% Price Rise Neutralizes Bearish Setup Bitcoin has bounced from key support and neutralized the immediate bearish setup, though a bullish reversal is still $600 away.

Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 10:15

Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting

At an IMF and World Bank meeting, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talked about cryptocurrency and stablecoins when asked about Facebook’s Libra digital currency project. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also addressed the subject at the conference. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed Finance Minister Talks Crypto At the […]

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Libra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 09:30

Libra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins Under pressure from regulators, the Libra project may consider a fundamental change to the way its planned crypto payments system will operate.

Major Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 09:15

Major Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative Institutions including the Shinhan and NH Nonghyup banks have joined a blockchain identity initiative aimed to securely share personal data.

Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 08:00

Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments A new denial-of-service attack could slow down or completely stop bitcoin payments over the lightning network.

McAfee Envisions DEX in a World Where Crypto Won’t Be Traded for Fiat

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 07:15

McAfee Envisions DEX in a World Where Crypto Won’t Be Traded for Fiat

In a recent video posted to Twitter. John McAfee states: “Imagine a world…where fiat currency is diminishing in importance.” Instead of pointing to the adoption of crypto by big money interests, the rogue politician and radical bitcoin proponent talks of a complete flip, where users won’t need to exchange their cryptocurrencies for fiat. Crypto will […]

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It’s Not Time to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary Just Yet

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 06:00

It’s Not Time to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary Just Yet The recent spate of bad news for Libra isn't necessarily a death knell for the project, writes Mike J. Casey.

It’s Too Soon to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 06:00

It’s Too Soon to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary The recent spate of bad news for Libra isn't necessarily a death knell for the project, writes Mike J. Casey.

Bitfinex Files for Subpoena in Bid to Recover $880 Million in Frozen Funds

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 21. 04:02

Bitfinex Files for Subpoena in Bid to Recover $880 Million in Frozen Funds Bitfinex has filed a subpoena application on a former banking executive of a trust company that it believes can help it recover over $850 million in frozen funds.

Bittrex Pulls Out of 31 Markets Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 21. 00:40

Bittrex Pulls Out of 31 Markets Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is discontinuing operations in 31 countries, including Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The trading platform has justified its decision on the basis of the regulatory uncertainty in these jurisdictions. Some of the nations in the list are going through political turmoil and socio-economic challenges. Also read: Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites Zimbabwe and […]

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Earn More Interest on Your Crypto With These Comparison Tools

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 21:48

Earn More Interest on Your Crypto With These Comparison Tools

2019 has been the year in which crypto lending has really taken off. Centralized and decentralized finance have been major growth areas, aided by crypto exchange integration and a backdrop of negative interest rates in the banking sector. Why be penalized for saving fiat when you can be rewarded for saving crypto? Also read: How […]

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Traditional Law and Finance Can Adapt to Bitcoin, These Examples Show

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 18:48

Traditional Law and Finance Can Adapt to Bitcoin, These Examples Show

Bitcoin brought about solutions to persistent problems that stood in the way of previous attempts to invent digital money, such as the risk of double spending. Some of its features, however, like the characteristic irreversibility of blockchain transactions, have created certain challenges for the traditional legal and financial systems. At times they may seem incompatible […]

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Market Outlook: Crypto Prices Hold Steady but Face a Crucial Turning Point

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 15:55

Market Outlook: Crypto Prices Hold Steady but Face a Crucial Turning Point

After sitting around $257 billion, the cryptocurrency market lost $35 billion in less than 30 minutes on September 24. Since then, many digital assets have found new support, but bears have started to claw away at these areas. Most cryptocurrencies are testing their weekly support trendline that started gathering steam in May as the market […]

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‘No-Deal Brexit Huge Positive for UK Cryptocurrency’ – How Brexit Could Affect the Industry

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 10:48

‘No-Deal Brexit Huge Positive for UK Cryptocurrency’ – How Brexit Could Affect the Industry

British lawmakers have voted to postpone a crucial Brexit vote and forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the EU for an extension. News.Bitcoin.com talked to the CEO of a local crypto exchange to find out the effects a no-deal Brexit could have on the crypto industry. Also read: SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise […]

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You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 20. 09:35

You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta The multidisciplinary masters' program is Malta’s latest in a national campaign to become a global blockchain business and education hub.

Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 07:30

Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool

A research paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows how negative interest rates could become an important policy tool for fighting future economic downturns. The paper examines the market response to the introduction of negative interest rates by five major central banks. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency Fed […]

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How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 20. 02:30

How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely

With mainstream exchanges becoming progressively cumbersome due to privacy invasive policy and regulation, some crypto traders are switching to more private, face-to-face trading. While this route isn’t for everyone, and comes with unique risks, it does offer a very real solution to many of the problems plaguing mainstream exchanges currently. The goal of this breakdown […]

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Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 19. 21:35

Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, development, and participation continue to spread as there’s been a myriad of BCH-related announcements in the last few weeks. Moreover, there’s now over 18 million bitcoin cash in circulation and only three million coins left to mine. Also read: Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support Bitcoin Cash Adoption and […]

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Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 19. 13:17

Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry

According to a blog post published by Circle, the cryptocurrency firm is releasing its subsidiary exchange Poloniex which is now owned by an “Asian investment group.” The trading platform will become an independent company called Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., and after November 1, 2019, U.S. residents will no longer be able to use the platform. […]

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HTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 19. 12:50

HTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node The Taiwanese electronics giant has launched the Exodus 1s phone with a built-in hardware wallet and the ability to support a bitcoin node.

SEC’s Court Hearing on Telegram Token Delayed Till Next Year

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 19. 12:35

SEC’s Court Hearing on Telegram Token Delayed Till Next Year The messaging app company and the SEC will now meet next February to debate the regulator's claim the gram token is a security.

Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 19. 08:55

Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Russian authorities have restricted access to a couple of cryptocurrency news outlets. The formal reasons for the censorship move are different in each case but the end result is the same. In both, regulators have acted on the basis of a law that empowers them to block online sources of information that have been banned […]

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Crypto Derivatives: On Misleading Measurements

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 19. 08:03

Crypto Derivatives: On Misleading Measurements Noelle Acheson shows how using notional volumes to compare derivatives markets to spot is misleading – but, for now, it’s all we’ve got.

6 Darknet Markets for the Crypto Curious

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 19. 00:00

6 Darknet Markets for the Crypto Curious

If you’ve got a few thousand satoshis burning a hole in your wallet, the darknet beckons. There’s no obligation to spend a single sat while scouring the darker recesses of the web, but it’s nice to know that should you get the urge, your crypto’s good. There are few certainties when shopping on darknet markets […]

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Fidelity Digital Assets Opens to All Qualified Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 22:15

Fidelity Digital Assets Opens to All Qualified Investors Fidelity Digital Asset Services is rolling out its custody and trading platform to all qualified clients, after initially expecting it to launch in March.

Fidelity Digital Assets’ Testing Opens to More Qualified Investors

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 22:15

Fidelity Digital Assets’ Testing Opens to More Qualified Investors Fidelity Digital Asset Services is rolling out its custody and trading platform to more qualified clients.

With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit?

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 21:00

With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit? The 18 millionth bitcoin is about to be mined. Though the remaining 3 million will take 120 years to mint, some question the certainty of the original hard cap.

Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 20:25

Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Telegram, which was surprised with a last minute restraining order on the sale of its tokens in the U.S., is now ready to delay the launch of the TON network until the spring of next year. The company has informed the New York court reviewing the case that it can suspend all operations with grams […]

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FATF Joins BIS in Calling Stablecoins ‘Global Risk,’ Citing Money Laundering Concerns

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 19:30

FATF Joins BIS in Calling Stablecoins ‘Global Risk,’ Citing Money Laundering Concerns Stablecoins pose a money laundering and terrorist financing risk to the world, the FATF said Friday.

Kik Sells Messaging App, Reaffirms Kin Crypto Integration

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 19:05

Kik Sells Messaging App, Reaffirms Kin Crypto Integration Kik has sold its messaging business to a holding company called MediaLab but plans to continue enabling Kin on the platform

Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 18:35

Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support

On October 16, the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced multi-currency support and integration with 15 platforms and wallets. The fusion will provide users with the ability to use a single ENS name across a wide spectrum of crypto applications alongside leveraging a variety of digital assets. Also read: Honestnode Founder Discusses the First Stablecoin Built […]

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Circle to Spin Out Poloniex Less Than 2 Years After $400 Million Takeover

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 16:20

Circle to Spin Out Poloniex Less Than 2 Years After $400 Million Takeover Less than two years after paying $400 million to acquire Poloniex, Circle is spinning out the crypto exchange to an Asian investor group.

CME Bitcoin Futures Sees Institutional Interest and Demand from Asia

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 14:25

CME Bitcoin Futures Sees Institutional Interest and Demand from Asia

Global markets business CME Group said that institutional interest toward the firm’s Bitcoin futures is thriving and 2019’s third-quarter data showed a record number of open interest. Moreover, despite the lackluster start, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has seen an increase in interest with the company’s physically-settled bitcoin futures product. Also read: Honestnode Founder […]

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Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 13:25

Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities U.K.-based Archax has inked a deal to use R3's Corda Enterprise to handle post-trade processes for its digital securities exchange.

Fake Tor Browser Has Been Spying, Stealing Bitcoin ‘For Years’

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 12:03

Fake Tor Browser Has Been Spying, Stealing Bitcoin ‘For Years’ Hackers have been distributing a compromised version of the official Tor Browser that's packed with malware designed to steal bitcoin.

Looming Death Cross Suggests Bitcoin May Be Nearing Price Bottom

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 11:30

Looming Death Cross Suggests Bitcoin May Be Nearing Price Bottom An impending death cross, a bearish but lagging indicator, suggests bitcoin could be nearing a major bottom.

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 10:03

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of BTC/USDT contracts today.

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 09:25

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically […]

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Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 09:10

Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7 A new report says bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value, but stablecoins like Libra are a risk to financial stability.

What to Make of the SEC’s Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 08:30

What to Make of the SEC’s Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejection The bitcoin market isn't mature enough to support an ETF, said the SEC in its latest rejection of the concept. So what now?

This Popular Tourism Area Will Soon Test a Local Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 07:02

This Popular Tourism Area Will Soon Test a Local Cryptocurrency Mitsubishi Research Institute and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan.

Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 07:02

Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency Mitsubishi Research Institute and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan.

Crypto Exchange Upbit’s Operator Eyes Blockchain in OTC Securities Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 06:00

Crypto Exchange Upbit’s Operator Eyes Blockchain in OTC Securities Trading Dunamu, the operator of Upbit, is releasing a new app this month for trading unlisted securities with a plan to add in blockchain next year.

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 05:30

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […]

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Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 05:00

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its Bakong digital wallet might help.

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 05:00

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its Bakong digital wallet might help.

Huobi Plans to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether Pairing in Turkey

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 04:00

Huobi Plans to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether Pairing in Turkey Global crypto exchange Huobi plans to roll out a fiat gateway in Turkey that could increase access to more than 250 cryptocurrencies for local investors.

Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 18. 01:26

Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi

A Las Vegas man is charged with raising at least $11 million from cryptocurrency investors he promised to trade binary options for, and make gains of up to 300%. According to the charges the money was sent from new clients to previous ones in a classic Ponzi scheme manner. Also Read: Binance to Add Bitcoin […]

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WATCH: How JET8 Is Injecting Crypto Into the Social Media Value Chain

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 18. 00:30

WATCH: How JET8 Is Injecting Crypto Into the Social Media Value Chain Jet8 is taking a new approach to social media and data ownership using blockchain.

Facebook’s Libra Just Got Its First Major Supporter in Congress

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 17. 21:55

Facebook’s Libra Just Got Its First Major Supporter in Congress Bucking a trend, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wrote a letter praising Libra as a technological advance that he feels is needed.

SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 17. 20:26

SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has come a long way since its inception and more than 4,900 SLP tokens have been created to date. During the last few months, SLP usage has grown significantly with people constructing various types of unique ideas that create more use cases for these token concepts. Also read: SEC Commissioner […]

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WATCH: Our On Tap Meetup In Tokyo United Japanese Blockchain Fans With the Global Makers

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 17. 19:00

WATCH: Our On Tap Meetup In Tokyo United Japanese Blockchain Fans With the Global Makers Our first Tokyo meetup, held with our friends at CoinDesk Japan, brought together investors, devs, and crypto lovers.

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

Bitcoin News

2019. Oct. 17. 17:30

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

The ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 17. 17:00

Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank A senior economist at Sweden's Riksbank says central banks need to "keep up" with cryptocurrency advancements like Libra and XRP.

Telegram Responds to SEC: Gram Tokens Are Not Securities

CoinDesk

2019. Oct. 17. 15:55

Telegram Responds to SEC: Gram Tokens Are Not Securities Telegram is pushing back against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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