Yemen’s Civil War Shows the Dangers of Crypto

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 21:00

Yemen’s Civil War Shows the Dangers of Crypto The ongoing civil war in Yemen highlights the contradictions underlying bitcoin adoption.

As Fed Contemplates Coronavirus-Prompted Easing, Bitcoin Traders Bet on Halving

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 20:41

As Fed Contemplates Coronavirus-Prompted Easing, Bitcoin Traders Bet on Halving Investors are betting the Fed will quickly slash rates amid coronavirus jitters. Whether they turn to bitcoin as a crisis hedge remains to be seen.

Understanding This Week’s Market Whiplash, Featuring Scott Melker

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 20:00

Understanding This Week’s Market Whiplash, Featuring Scott Melker What one of the worst weeks in recent history can teach us about market fundamentals, featuring prominent crypto trader Scott Melker.

Ex-Employee Steals User Data From Derivatives Exchange Digitex

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 19:50

Ex-Employee Steals User Data From Derivatives Exchange Digitex Digitex has claimed that only email addresses were stolen in a data breach earlier this month.

Australian Court Accepts Cryptocurrency Exchange Account as Security for Legal Costs

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 19:40

Australian Court Accepts Cryptocurrency Exchange Account as Security for Legal Costs

A court in Australia has agreed that a crypto exchange account can be used as security for potential legal expenses. Acknowledging the volatile nature of decentralized digital assets, the judge nevertheless conceded that cryptocurrency is a recognized form of investment in the current uncertain financial times. Also read: Court Rejects Ripple’s Bid to Dismiss Class […]

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Coronavirus Is Changing How Crypto Markets Are Trading

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 19:04

Coronavirus Is Changing How Crypto Markets Are Trading Cryptocurrency traders are contending with volatile markets due to the coronavirus).

Catch Nomad Capitalist Live At Playa Del Carmen

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 18:30

Catch Nomad Capitalist Live At Playa Del Carmen

The premier offshore consulting firm Nomad Capitalist is bringing you the world’s #1 offshore conference. From September 16-19, 2020, take in the beauty of Playa del Carmen, Mexico while learning how to create a life of freedom and prosperity on a global scale. Nomad Capitalist Live is four power-packed days designed to show you “what’s working now” and teach you everything from offshore tax strategies to overseas banking and offshore companies, and from second passports and residencies to hot international investments and the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle.

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How to Contact CoinDesk’s Editors and Reporters (the Right Way)

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 17:56

How to Contact CoinDesk’s Editors and Reporters (the Right Way) We've made it a lot easier to reach us. Our new masthead lists all CoinDesk reporters and editors, their beats and verified contact information.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 28, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 16:59

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 28, 2020 Bitcoin in the dumps along with the Dow, top miners are racing to the halving, and Microsoft kills crypto jackers. It's the Markets Daily Podcast from CoinDesk.

‘A Drop-in Replacement for ABC’ – BCH Devs Release Bitcoin Cash Node Software

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 16:40

‘A Drop-in Replacement for ABC’ – BCH Devs Release Bitcoin Cash Node Software

On February 27, a group of developers behind the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation released the first version of the project’s codebase. The new client is essentially a drop-in replacement for Bitcoin ABC 0.21.0, as the code aims to disable the Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). Also Read: BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version […]

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Ethereum’s DAOs Continue to Gain Momentum

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 15:50

Ethereum’s DAOs Continue to Gain Momentum Ethereum’s largest hackathon in North America, ETHDenver, showcased DAOs for event management and more.

Microsoft Updates Edge Browser to Protect Against Illicit Crypto Miners

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 15:15

Microsoft Updates Edge Browser to Protect Against Illicit Crypto Miners Later versions of Edge can now be set to block downloads of malicious mining apps.

Third-Party Cryptos Could Launch on XRP Ledger, Says Ripple’s David Schwartz

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 14:00

Third-Party Cryptos Could Launch on XRP Ledger, Says Ripple’s David Schwartz Schwartz said a feature is being developed to allow asset-backed tokens to be minted on the platform.

ICE’s New Intel Program Used in Every Homeland Security Crypto Investigation

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 13:00

ICE’s New Intel Program Used in Every Homeland Security Crypto Investigation ICE’s recently-revealed “Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program” is deployed in all crypto-facing Homeland Security investigations, says the agent whose unit built the tool.

13 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Right Now

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 12:30

13 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Right Now

If cryptocurrency is designed to reconstruct the financial world while introducing major improvements in transaction speed, privacy, cost and convenience, debit cards represent a useful bridge between old and new. A preponderance of crypto debit card options now exist that allow cryptocurrency to be exchanged for spendable fiat currency at the touch of a button. […]

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Coinbase Is Testing Clearview’s Controversial Facial Recognition Technology

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 12:02

Coinbase Is Testing Clearview’s Controversial Facial Recognition Technology A Coinbase spokesperson said customer data had not been used in its trial of the tech.

Bitcoin Closes on First February Price Loss Since 2014

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 11:34

Bitcoin Closes on First February Price Loss Since 2014 The cryptocurrency risks ending the second month on a negative note for the first time in years and could suffer deeper declines in the short-term.

Major Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex and OKEx Hit by Service Denial Attacks

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 10:47

Major Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex and OKEx Hit by Service Denial Attacks Both cryptocurrency exchanges have reported distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on their systems in the last 24 hours.

Copy Trading Platform ZuluTrade Powers SetBroker.com

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 10:30

Copy Trading Platform ZuluTrade Powers SetBroker.com

SetBroker, an innovative Bitcoin-based copy-trading platform, announced today their successful launch. Their platform is powered by ZuluTrade’s technology and Traders ecosystem.

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US House Committee to Hold Hearing on Blockchain Benefits for Small Businesses

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 10:00

US House Committee to Hold Hearing on Blockchain Benefits for Small Businesses The Committee on Small Business will discuss how blockchain technology can help startups in March.

How to Get Free Bitcoin in 2020

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 09:30

How to Get Free Bitcoin in 2020

Many early adopters who made a fortune from cryptocurrency first got their hands on coins by receiving them for free from bitcoin faucets back in the day. Today there are still a number of ways for you to get bitcoin for free including airdrops, giveaways, bounties, tipping, referral programs and faucets. Also Read: How to […]

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Human Resources Giant Randstad Explores Blockchain to Quickly Match Talent With Recruiters

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 28. 09:00

Human Resources Giant Randstad Explores Blockchain to Quickly Match Talent With Recruiters The world's largest HR firm has begun using a combination of the Cypherium blockchain and Google Cloud to match talent to corporate needs more efficiently and securely.

From Single Key to Sophisticated Computation: The Evolution of Crypto Exchange Custody

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 06:25

From Single Key to Sophisticated Computation: The Evolution of Crypto Exchange Custody

When the first cryptocurrency exchanges sprung up in late 2010, multisig wallets had yet to be invented. As a result, a single private key was commonly used to control all customer funds. Today, multisig has been complemented by sophisticated solutions such as Unbound Tech’s CASP, which uses secure multi-party computation. Despite these innovations, many exchanges […]

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Government to Airdrop $9 Billion in Free Money to 7 Million Hong Kong Residents

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 03:25

Government to Airdrop $9 Billion in Free Money to 7 Million Hong Kong Residents

The government of Hong Kong has decided to airdrop about $9 billion in free money to an estimated 7 million residents in the troubled Chinese territory. From a global perspective, this can be seen as a desperate move to stimulate the local economy while the coronavirus outbreak is hitting markets hard all around the world. […]

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SEC Karate-Chops Steven Seagal Over Promoting Cryptocurrency Touted as the Next Gen Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 28. 00:15

SEC Karate-Chops Steven Seagal Over Promoting Cryptocurrency Touted as the Next Gen Bitcoin

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged actor Steven Seagal for unlawfully promoting a cryptocurrency investment scheme claiming to be “the next generation of bitcoin.” Seagal failed to disclose that he was being compensated in cash and crypto by Bitcoiin2gen, or B2G, for marketing its token offering, such as on Twitter and Facebook. […]

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Coronavirus Hits US Stocks, Bitcoin Climbs, Haven Status Unclear

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 22:28

Coronavirus Hits US Stocks, Bitcoin Climbs, Haven Status Unclear The spreading coronavirus sowed a new bout of fear among investors, triggering a stock market sell-off and flight to safe-haven assets like gold and U.S. Treasury bonds.

Bitmain Unveils 2 Bitcoin Miners With Max Speeds Up to 110TH/s Per Unit

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 27. 21:25

Bitmain Unveils 2 Bitcoin Miners With Max Speeds Up to 110TH/s Per Unit

On Thursday, the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminer S19 series models that process between 95 to 110 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). The Antminer S19 Pro model with 110TH/s and 29 joules per terahash (J/TH) is 24 trillion hashes per second faster than Microbt’s latest Whatsminer M30S model […]

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Ether Futures Volume on FTX Hit Record Highs

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 20:15

Ether Futures Volume on FTX Hit Record Highs Hong Kong-based crypto derivatives exchange FTX saw record volumes in ether futures on Wednesday amid a sell-off in the cryptocurrency’s price.

A 101 Guide to Ethereum’s ProgPOW Controversy

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 20:00

A 101 Guide to Ethereum’s ProgPOW Controversy Why the ProgPoW debate is really about process, power, and the threat contentious hard forks pose to DeFi.

Draper-Backed Exchange in Lockdown Following ‘Sophisticated’ Attack

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 19:05

Draper-Backed Exchange in Lockdown Following ‘Sophisticated’ Attack Coinhako has restricted user accounts since last Friday following an "attack," but has not released many details around the incident.

Fake Horses, Real Bets: Unikrn Is Putting Racetrack NFTs on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 18:02

Fake Horses, Real Bets: Unikrn Is Putting Racetrack NFTs on Ethereum The Unikrn esports platform is partnering with ZED RUN to bring horse betting to the ethereum blockchain.

The DeFi ‘Flash Loan’ Attack That Changed Everything

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 17:22

The DeFi ‘Flash Loan’ Attack That Changed Everything Flash loan attacks are here to stay and are likely to get more serious. DeFi needs to adapt, says a leading crypto VC.

Dusk Network Plans to Tokenize Equity for Thousands of Dutch Companies

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 17:04

Dusk Network Plans to Tokenize Equity for Thousands of Dutch Companies Dusk Network has partnered with Firm24, one of the Benelux region's largest shareholder registries, for the tokenization initiative.

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 27, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 17:00

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 27, 2020 With the price of bitcoin falling sharply, Markets Daily is back with another time-saving news roundup.

UK’s FCA Suspends Epayments Service – Over £100M Frozen and Alleged Onecoin Connection

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 27. 16:35

UK’s FCA Suspends Epayments Service – Over £100M Frozen and Alleged Onecoin Connection

Epayments, one of the largest payment providers in the U.K., has halted operations after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suspended the company for “weaknesses” related to its anti-money-laundering (AML) process. Since Epayments shut down on February 11, customers have been complaining because they cannot access their money. Reports also detail that if the firm becomes […]

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Startup Tokenizes $2.2B in Commercial Real Estate Through Polymath

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 15:25

Startup Tokenizes $2.2B in Commercial Real Estate Through Polymath Currently, the tokens are only available in pre-sale. Red Swan is holding investors’ funds in escrow and plans to distribute shares in April.

Binance Throws Weight Behind Shyft Network in ‘Travel Rule’ Standards Race

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 15:00

Binance Throws Weight Behind Shyft Network in ‘Travel Rule’ Standards Race Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange group, has chosen the Shyft Network to help address a looming regulatory requirement.

Steven Seagal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 14:51

Steven Seagal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO Martial artist and actor Steven Seagal was charged with not declaring payments related to his promotion of a token launched by Bitcoiin2Gen.

Steven Segal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 14:51

Steven Segal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO The martial artist and actor was charged for not declaring payments related to his promotion a token launched by Bitcoiin2Gen.

Stellar Invests in Security Token Platform Targeting Developing Markets

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 14:07

Stellar Invests in Security Token Platform Targeting Developing Markets The investment will help DSTOQ fund new technology and expansion into local markets.

Court Rejects Ripple’s Bid to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Filed by XRP Investors

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 27. 13:30

Court Rejects Ripple’s Bid to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Filed by XRP Investors

A court case that has the future of XRP at stake continues after Ripple’s motion to dismiss it was rejected by a court in California. The plaintiffs claim that the blockchain company sold the coin as an unregistered security and demand compensation. Ripple tried to avoid the case with its defense team insisting the lawsuit […]

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World’s Top Crypto Miners Race to Roll Out Top-of-Line Machines Ahead of Bitcoin Halving

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 12:47

World’s Top Crypto Miners Race to Roll Out Top-of-Line Machines Ahead of Bitcoin Halving Bitcoin miner manufacturers Bitmain and MicroBT are racing to bring top-of-the-line machines to market ahead of bitcoin's halving event.

Bitcoin Sees Corrective Price Bounce After Hitting One-Month Lows

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 11:20

Bitcoin Sees Corrective Price Bounce After Hitting One-Month Lows Bitcoin's recovery from four-week lows could be extended to $9,000. However, the risk of deeper declines will persist as long as prices are below $9,400.

Ukraine Justice System Employee Caught Mining Crypto at Work

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 10:38

Ukraine Justice System Employee Caught Mining Crypto at Work The IT staffer is alleged to have illegally mined cryptocurrency and run websites from court administration servers.

Ex-Microsoft Engineer Used Bitcoin to Help Embezzle Millions From Tech Giant

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 10:00

Ex-Microsoft Engineer Used Bitcoin to Help Embezzle Millions From Tech Giant The software engineer used bitcoin mixers to help obfuscate the source of the stolen funds.

Money Sender Azimo to Use Ripple Tech and XRP for Philippines Remittance Corridor

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 09:00

Money Sender Azimo to Use Ripple Tech and XRP for Philippines Remittance Corridor European money transfer service Azimo is tapping Ripple's On-Demand Liquidity and XRP to speed up remittances to the Southeast Asian nation.

Lebanon Fights for Separation of Money and State as Residents Use Bitcoin to Evade Capital Controls

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 27. 08:22

Lebanon Fights for Separation of Money and State as Residents Use Bitcoin to Evade Capital Controls

Mass unrest in Lebanon due to allegations of political corruption and heavy handed capital controls has carried over into the new year, with reports pointing to a notable uptick in bitcoin trading from the embattled nation. As residents seek to preserve as much value as they can while government falters, some traders are calling for […]

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WATCH: Zcash Foundation Explains ‘Compromise’ Path to Funding ZEC Development

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 08:10

WATCH: Zcash Foundation Explains ‘Compromise’ Path to Funding ZEC Development We asked the Zcash Foundation's Josh Cincinnati about finding sustainable ways to fund the development of zcash, a privacy-preserving cryptocurrency some view as a public good.

Cut the Consensus: You Can’t Run a Business Like a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 07:28

Cut the Consensus: You Can’t Run a Business Like a Blockchain What works for the technical realm of blockchains does not automatically translate to the running of businesses or social organizations.

Hong Kong to Consider Additional FATF-Style Regulations for Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 04:28

Hong Kong to Consider Additional FATF-Style Regulations for Crypto Exchanges Hong Kong may soon bolster its policing of the cryptocurrency sector to better conform with international anti-money-laundering norms.

Iranian General Advocates Crypto Use for Skirting Sanctions: Report

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 01:32

Iranian General Advocates Crypto Use for Skirting Sanctions: Report Iranian general Saeed Mohammed is calling for the use of crypto to help Iran evade sanctions designed to isolate it from the global financial system, according to Coinit.ir.

Over $190M in Bitcoin Liquidated on BitMEX Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 01:05

Over $190M in Bitcoin Liquidated on BitMEX Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off The crypto markets were shaken yesterday amid a flurry of selling that saw more than $190 million worth of longs and shorts liquidated on BitMEX.

Over $190 Million Bitcoin Liquidated on BitMEX Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 27. 01:05

Over $190 Million Bitcoin Liquidated on BitMEX Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off The crypto markets were shaken yesterday amid a flurry of selling that saw more than $190 million worth of longs and shorts liquidated on BitMEX.

The Bull and Bear Case for Investing in the Top 20 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 27. 00:35

The Bull and Bear Case for Investing in the Top 20 Cryptocurrencies

Should you buy bitcoin or bitcoin cash? Does tezos have further room to grow? Is monero a long-term hold? There are no absolute answers to these questions and no crystal ball to determine which crypto will pull a 5x before the year’s out. Based on fundamentals alone, however, here are some reasons why you might […]

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Ripple Class-Action Lawsuit Can Proceed, Judge Rules

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 22:33

Ripple Class-Action Lawsuit Can Proceed, Judge Rules A lawsuit claiming Ripple violated U.S. securities laws will be allowed to move forward – though with a caveat favorable to the San Francisco-based payments firm.

Bitcoin Drove Half of Square’s Cash App Revenue in the 4th Quarter

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 21:35

Bitcoin Drove Half of Square’s Cash App Revenue in the 4th Quarter Square reported bitcoin revenues of $178 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019, with profits of $3 million, up 50 percent over the prior two quarters.

Tokenized US T-Bond Fund Seeks Foothold in $17T Market

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 21:14

Tokenized US T-Bond Fund Seeks Foothold in $17T Market The crypto industry is taking aim at one of Wall Street’s oldest redoubts: investing in the $17 trillion market for U.S. Treasury bonds.

SEC Rejects Latest Bitcoin ETF Bid

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 20:48

SEC Rejects Latest Bitcoin ETF Bid The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Wilshire Phoenix's bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Is Bitcoin a Safe Haven or ‘Schmuck Insurance’?

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 20:06

Is Bitcoin a Safe Haven or ‘Schmuck Insurance’? Canada decides a CBDC is unnecessary while the Twitterati debate BTC as a safe haven and the 6-year anniversary of Mt. Gox brings reflection.

Bitcoin Rich: 6 Crypto Entrepreneurs Make the 2020 Hurun Billionaire List

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 19:45

Bitcoin Rich: 6 Crypto Entrepreneurs Make the 2020 Hurun Billionaire List

On Wednesday, the “Hurun Global Rich List,” a ranking of the wealthiest individuals, published its 2020 report that notes the world saw 346 new billionaires last year. This year’s list also includes six blockchain entrepreneurs who made the Hurun Global Rich List through cryptocurrency investments. Also read: Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted […]

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Prime Broker Tagomi Becomes 22nd Member of Facebook’s Libra Association

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 19:41

Prime Broker Tagomi Becomes 22nd Member of Facebook’s Libra Association Tagomi is joining the Libra Association.

The 3 Factors Fueling Ether’s 2020 Rally

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 19:25

The 3 Factors Fueling Ether’s 2020 Rally Several factors could explain ether’s spectacular gains and determine whether they will continue.

February Gains Disappear as Bitcoin Drops Below $9k

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 18:37

February Gains Disappear as Bitcoin Drops Below $9k Crossing below the $9,000 price level is a new low for February 2020. Bitcoin has not traded below the $9,000 threshold since January 27, when it began a march to new highs in the $10,500 range.

CoinDesk Explains SIM Jacking

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 17:34

CoinDesk Explains SIM Jacking In the pantheon of crypto hacks, “SIM jacking” is one of the worst. We break it down for you in both audio and full-text format.

Raising $100K for Cashfusion’s Security Audit, Bitcoin.com Matches Donations to Improve BCH Privacy

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 16:45

Raising $100K for Cashfusion’s Security Audit, Bitcoin.com Matches Donations to Improve BCH Privacy

Bitcoin.com is a proponent of privacy and we have been monitoring Bitcoin Cash projects like Cashshuffle and Cashfusion closely. Last March, Cashshuffle was officially released after a security audit from Kudelski Security, and since then millions of dollars worth of BCH have been shuffled. Our web portal aims to help speed up the process of […]

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Software Ate the World, Here’s How It Eats Finance

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 16:28

Software Ate the World, Here’s How It Eats Finance Real disruption in financial services means creating new plumbing for transactions, not nicer apps on top of existing rails, says CoinDesk columnist Lex Sokolin.

Compound Extends DeFi Ethos to Itself, Launches Governance Token

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 16:00

Compound Extends DeFi Ethos to Itself, Launches Governance Token DeFi platform Compound is launching the testnet of a new platform today for decentralizing the site's governance.

Australian Soccer Club Calls Off Purchase Deal With Controversial Crypto Company

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 14:20

Australian Soccer Club Calls Off Purchase Deal With Controversial Crypto Company Perth glory FC owner Tony Sage reportedly called off the deal after a due diligence trip to London last week.

Bitcoin in INR: Binance, Wazirx, Cashaa, Zebpay Announce New Offers for India

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 13:45

Bitcoin in INR: Binance, Wazirx, Cashaa, Zebpay Announce New Offers for India

Several cryptocurrency exchanges in India have recently stepped up their offerings as they wait for the supreme court’s decision on the RBI ban. Binance and Wazirx have made some improvements to their platforms, Cashaa is waving some fees, and Zebpay has announced zero fees on a trading pair when it re-launches in India. Also read: […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange Invests in Institutional Trading Platform for Digital Assets

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 13:20

Swiss Stock Exchange Invests in Institutional Trading Platform for Digital Assets SIX said the partnership will provide an important gateway into the digital asset space.

Coinbase Wallet Adds Short, Customizable Addresses to Simplify Sending Cryptos

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 12:23

Coinbase Wallet Adds Short, Customizable Addresses to Simplify Sending Cryptos The new support also includes an integration with the Ethereum Name Service), allowing Coinbase Wallet users to send cryptocurrencies to .eth addresses.

Crypto Investor’s Case Against AT&T Over $24M SIM Hack Can Proceed, Judge Rules

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 11:54

Crypto Investor’s Case Against AT&T Over $24M SIM Hack Can Proceed, Judge Rules AT&T's motion to dismiss Michael Terpin's case was largely dismissed by a California court on Monday.

Bitcoin Erases 38% of 2020 Price Rally as Bears Gain Strength

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 11:00

Bitcoin Erases 38% of 2020 Price Rally as Bears Gain Strength The stage looks set for a further drop to below $9,000, albeit after a minor bounce.

Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Short and ‘Human-Friendly’ Cryptocurrency Addresses

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 10:45

Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Short and ‘Human-Friendly’ Cryptocurrency Addresses

One of the scariest features of transacting with cryptocurrency, for many new users, is correctly inputting the long hexadecimal addresses involved. Various individual projects and larger collaborations have tried to tackle this anxiety-inducing issue in different ways, so that bitcoin adoption can grow. The latest venture to try and take on this challenge is Coinbase. […]

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Finnish Authorities Have $15M in Seized Bitcoin But Don’t Want to Sell It

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 10:40

Finnish Authorities Have $15M in Seized Bitcoin But Don’t Want to Sell It The confiscated horde is now worth more than $15 million.

Malta’s Financial Watchdog Highlights Obstacles to Security Tokens After Industry Consultation

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 09:10

Malta’s Financial Watchdog Highlights Obstacles to Security Tokens After Industry Consultation The Malta Financial Services Authority released a statement on Tuesday, unveiling industry recommendations on security token offerings within the country.

Next Step Mobile Surveillance: How You Walk, Your Heartbeat – Why Bitcoin Matters to Combat Government Privacy Invasion

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 07:45

Next Step Mobile Surveillance: How You Walk, Your Heartbeat – Why Bitcoin Matters to Combat Government Privacy Invasion

It may sound like something from a dystopian cyberpunk movie, but payment providers could soon be validating transactions by the way users walk, their heartbeat, veins, and more. Mastercard has recently revealed they “have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.” The high tech proposal, designed to fight hackers […]

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Error or Plunder? Report Suggests FCoin Purposely Moved Customer Bitcoin Since 2019

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 26. 05:00

Error or Plunder? Report Suggests FCoin Purposely Moved Customer Bitcoin Since 2019 A recent report from Silicon Valley-based Anchain AI wonders out loud whether funds were purposely pilfered by insiders, challenging FCoin’s official line claiming a data error was to blame.

Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 26. 00:20

Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest

The world was shocked when Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange was arrested in April after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Following his arrest, the original Wikileaks bitcoin address saw significant support as $32,000 worth of BTC poured into the wallet in two days. Since 2010, Wikileaks’ address saw 4,043 BTC […]

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MoneyGram Got Another $11M From Ripple to Use Its Cross-Border Payments Tech

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 21:40

MoneyGram Got Another $11M From Ripple to Use Its Cross-Border Payments Tech Payments firm Ripple has given MoneyGram over $11 million dollars in the past half year, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IOTA Being Shut Off Is the Latest Chapter in an Absurdist History

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 21:25

IOTA Being Shut Off Is the Latest Chapter in an Absurdist History IOTA's 12-day outage shows the crypto markets aren't rational, at least not yet.

Bitcoin History Part 24: Celebrating the First Halving in 2012

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 25. 21:20

Bitcoin History Part 24: Celebrating the First Halving in 2012

As the third Bitcoin halvening approaches, a handful of OGs will wistfully recall the first such event, which occurred in November 2012. Back then, following the completion of block 210,000, the mining reward halved from 50 to 25 BTC. To commemorate the milestone, early adopters threw parties throughout the world, from Tel Aviv and Macau […]

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Bank of Canada Won’t Issue Its Own Crypto Unless Libra Succeeds: Deputy Governor

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 20:50

Bank of Canada Won’t Issue Its Own Crypto Unless Libra Succeeds: Deputy Governor The Bank of Canada does not see the need to create a central bank digital currency unless a competitor – like Libra – starts dethroning the existing fiat.

6 Explanations for Crypto’s Fascination With Coronavirus

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 20:00

6 Explanations for Crypto’s Fascination With Coronavirus Is it about self-sovereignty? About BTC as a reserve asset? Or are we just Chicken Little prophets of doom?

Crypto News Roundup for Feb. 25, 2020

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 19:37

Crypto News Roundup for Feb. 25, 2020 Bitcoin fights to rise above $10K while a new crypto bank rises in Wyoming. It's Markets Daily from CoinDesk.

Revolut Bank Valued at $5.5B in $500M Funding Round

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 18:35

Revolut Bank Valued at $5.5B in $500M Funding Round Revolut raised $500 million, but did not specify if any of the funding will go toward improving its cryptocurrency offering.

CoinDeal Launches Crypto Debit Card With Great Benefits

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 25. 18:30

CoinDeal Launches Crypto Debit Card With Great Benefits

The cryptocurrency exchange founders with years of experience in finance, Blockchain, and crypto industry, have prepared a pre-order of a CoinDeal debit card. Now, cryptocurrency payments will be easier than ever, at any time and place. If you want to buy a coffee directly from your exchange wallet, this card is the answer to that wish.

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US Commerce Dept. Wants to Survey Firms on Cross-Border Crypto Usage

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 18:05

US Commerce Dept. Wants to Survey Firms on Cross-Border Crypto Usage The Bureau of Economic Analysis plans to ask financial institutions whether they conducted any crypto trades with foreigners in 2019.

Wielding the Tools of Liberty: Exploring Wendy McElroy’s Latest Book ‘The Satoshi Revolution’

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 25. 17:01

Wielding the Tools of Liberty: Exploring Wendy McElroy’s Latest Book ‘The Satoshi Revolution’

When Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network, not only was the protocol a breakthrough in computer science, but it transformed the way society perceives money, economics, and freedom. “The Satoshi Revolution” written by Wendy McElroy delves into the transformative technology Nakamoto introduced 11 years ago by exploring the evolution of this new money. McElroy’s book […]

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Securities Law Helped Build Modern Capitalism. Crypto Should Embrace It

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 16:24

Securities Law Helped Build Modern Capitalism. Crypto Should Embrace It Crypto should work within the existing regulatory structure around securities, rather than reinvent a whole new system.

‘Short Bitcoin’ ETP Available to Investors on Germany’s Second-Largest Exchange

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 15:04

‘Short Bitcoin’ ETP Available to Investors on Germany’s Second-Largest Exchange The new listing makes inverse trackers widely accessible to European retail investors.

Polkadot to Use Chainlink Oracles for Interoperability Network

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 14:00

Polkadot to Use Chainlink Oracles for Interoperability Network Polkadot will be the first non-ethereum blockchain to integrate Chainlink.

Binance-Backed FTX Exchange Seeks Billion-Dollar Valuation in Equity Token Sale

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 13:36

Binance-Backed FTX Exchange Seeks Billion-Dollar Valuation in Equity Token Sale FTX claims its high-growth rate justifies its billion-dollar valuation.

New Zealand Plans to Drop ‘Unfavorable’ Sales Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 12:41

New Zealand Plans to Drop ‘Unfavorable’ Sales Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies The Inland Revenue Department is considering how best to change its tax regimen so that cryptocurrencies aren't at a disadvantage.

Diginex Steps Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing as SEC Approves Merger

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 12:00

Diginex Steps Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing as SEC Approves Merger Diginex aims to merge with publicly traded firm 8i Enterprises, clearing the path for a backdoor listing on Nasdaq.

Bitcoin Faces Further Losses if Bulls Can’t Disrupt Bearish Chart Pattern

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 11:21

Bitcoin Faces Further Losses if Bulls Can’t Disrupt Bearish Chart Pattern Bitcoin has formed a bearish head-and-shoulders pattern with neckline support at $9,400.

Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel Launches Metal Tokenization Platform for Testing

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 10:00

Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel Launches Metal Tokenization Platform for Testing The Russian mining and smelting giant will issue metal-backed tokens on Atomyze, a Hyperledger-based blockchain platform.

How to Hide Your Bitcoin – Opsec, Anonymity, Cold Storage, Brainwallet, Dexes and Non-Custodials

Bitcoin News

2020. Feb. 25. 08:45

How to Hide Your Bitcoin – Opsec, Anonymity, Cold Storage, Brainwallet, Dexes and Non-Custodials

In an era of increasing economic uncertainty, surveillance, specialized cybercrime and hacking, knowing how to hide bitcoin safely has become a paramount concern for crypto holders. Whether it’s by way of taking wise opsec measures, utilizing noncustodial tools, leveraging a DEX, or even storing seed phrases in your brain, there’s no shortage of measures that […]

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Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Against Quoine Exchange in Landmark Crypto Case

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 08:00

Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Against Quoine Exchange in Landmark Crypto Case The digital currency exchange had unlawfully reversed seven trades after its system erroneously allowed a trader to sell ether at an inflated price, the court decided.

Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Quoine Exchange in Breach of Contract in Landmark Crypto Case

CoinDesk

2020. Feb. 25. 08:00

Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Quoine Exchange in Breach of Contract in Landmark Crypto Case Singapore's Court of Appeals ruled against digital currency exchange Quoine on Monday in a landmark case relating to a breach of contract that saw the platform unlawfully reverse seven trades.