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Cryptocurrency Surety Bonds Are Now Required in Four US States

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Some states in the US are beginning to make surety bonds a requirement for businesses dealing in cryptocurrency trading. The purpose of these surety bonds is to protect investors and clients, to some extent, from the loss of funds.

Categories: Trading|Business
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SHA-256 Mining Hashrate Climbs Significantly in One Year

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

Over the last year, SHA-256 mining, the process that’s used to find blocks on both the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks, alongside a slew of other cryptocurrencies, has grown exponentially. Digital asset trading markets have been in a slump over the last eight months of 2018, but the bearish sentiment has not […]The post SHA-256 Mining Hashrate Climbs Significantly in One Year appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Mining|BTC|Trading|Market
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Valuation of Crypto Market Slightly Declines But Bitcoin Price Shows Stability

ccn | 08-19-2018

In the past 24 hours, the valuation of the crypto market has dropped slightly by $2 billion, from $215 billion to $213 billion, as the Bitcoin price and Ethereum price demonstrated stability. Most major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, EOS, and Ethereum recorded decent gains in the range of 1 to 5 percent. Tokens includingThe post Valuation of Crypto Market Slightly Declines But Bitcoin Price Shows Stability appeared first on CCN

Categories: BTC|Trading|Market|ETH|XRP
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Five Reasons to Be Excited About the Finney Smartphone (SIRIN LABS’ Ambitious Blockchain Phone)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article talks about SIRIN LABS's upcoming $1000 blockchain smartphone, the Finney (named after computer scientist Hal Finney, the second-ever user of Bitcoin), and gives five reasons to be excited about this ambitious project.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC
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Hodler’s Digest, August 13-19: Joseph Lubin Embraces Crypto Bubbles, While Playboy Gets Impatient for Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Playboy has entered litigation in order to get its blockchain payment services up and running, and Joseph Lubin sees crypto bubbles as bringing more developers into the space

Categories: Blockchain
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UAE’s Adab Solutions Launches First Islamic Crypto Exchange

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Adab Solutions has launched the First Islamic Crypto Exchange (FICE) and will be launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in September 2018. The exchange is going to run on the standards set by the Shariah Advisory Board and is expected to revolutionize the perception with which the whole Islamic world views the cryptocurrency market. Announced...The post UAE’s Adab Solutions Launches First Islamic Crypto Exchange appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: Exchange|ICO|BTC|Market
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Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn

ccn | 08-19-2018

Tube8, an adult entertainment platform, is adopting blockchain and tokenization technologies in order to reward visitors with cryptocurrency for watching videos on their website. Porn Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency To effect this process, the Pornhub subsidiary is partnering with blockchain platform Vice Industry Token (VIT) for the total tokenization of the website.The post Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|ICO
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Despite Market Gains on the Day, Bitcoin Remains Below $6,500, Ethereum Loses $300 Support

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Market momentum builds amongst top altcoins, but Bitcoin slips below $6,500 and Ethereum fails to hold $300 support

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|Altcoin|LTC
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India Bitconnect Head Arrested

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

Alleged India Bitconnect head, Divyesh Darji, was arrested this week at a airport in Delhi as he arrived from Dubai. He and conspirators are accused of bilking millions of dollars (Rs 88,000 crore) from Indian investors seeking to find financial refuge during the government’s demonetization campaign. Also read: Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots […]The post India Bitconnect Head Arrested appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Business
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Tradingview, Monarch Token Partner to Support Professional NASCAR Racers

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Representatives from Rick Ware Racing (RWR), a US-based professional stock car racing team, recently announced that Monarch Token, a crypto-to-fiat payment solutions provider, has partnered with social trading network TradingView.

Categories: ICO|Trading|Business
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Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption?

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

There are currently thousands of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects racing to design a product in their respective sectors that will have real-world use cases and the potential to achieve mass adoption. Could gaming become the means by which these important technologies diffuse into society and everyday life?  Gaming: A Brief ‘Then and Now’ Gaming has changed drastically over the course of my 30-year-old life. I’m not really talking about the graphics or storylines, but moreRead MoreThe post Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption? appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Crypto Market Slump Won’t Curtail Growth

ccn | 08-19-2018

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin said that he does not see the recent slump in cryptocurrency prices as a constraint to growth in the market. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Lubin said the collapse in prices is not a new development as it has always been present in the “blockchain ecosystem since 2009 when BitcoinThe post Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Crypto Market Slump Won’t Curtail Growth appeared first on CCN

Categories: Market|ETH
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EOS Long-term Price Analysis

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, EOS didn’t plummet against the US dollar this week, but instead moved in a ranging outlook. Noticeably, on Aug. 17, the cryptocurrency saw a strong spike in its price that helped it touch the 14-day SMA’s trendline.

Categories: Trading|Market|Fiat
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IP Asset Trading Platform INKubator Launches with Epic 10,000,000 INK Tokens Giveaway

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post IP Asset Trading Platform INKubator Launches with Epic 10,000,000 INK Tokens Giveaway appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Trading|Sponsored
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What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for this week you can attend or monitor

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Ethereum Most Popular Crypto Among Phishers who made $2.3 Million in Q2 2018: Kaspersky

ccn | 08-19-2018

Cybercriminals have raked in a total $2.3 million by exploiting ICOs via phishing in the second quarter of 2018, a Kaspersky study revealed. The multinational cybersecurity company in its new Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018 report found that online malefactors target crypto investors with fake ICO websites. Most of these sites belong to Ethereum-powered startups that raiseThe post Ethereum Most Popular Crypto Among Phishers who made $2.3 Million in Q2 2018: Kaspersky appeared first on CCN

Categories: ETH|ICO|Business
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Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Blockchain|Technology|Sponsored
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Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned … ContinuedThe post Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market appeared first on CCN

Categories: Market|Blockchain|Sponsored
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Vitalik Buterin Proposes Fixed Fees That Can Act as Block Reward

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

Vitalik Buterin has put forth a suggestion to change the current highest fee auction model for transaction inclusion to a fixed fee model. In opening a Github “issue” in Zcash, Buterin...The post Vitalik Buterin Proposes Fixed Fees That Can Act as Block Reward appeared first on Trustnodes.

Categories: ETH|Mining|ZEC
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44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

New indicators point to corporate executives starting to wisen up to the notion that so-called blockchain technology is some kind of cure-all drug for their industries that they can just extract from Bitcoin and drop the cryptocurrency behind. The latest example of this is a recent survey by Deloitte, showing that 44% of American executives […]The post 44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain|Technology
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Crypto Mining Apps Are Still on Google's Play Store, Despite Recent Ban

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Several cryptocurrency mining apps are still downloadable from Google's Play Store, even after their recent ban.

Categories: Mining
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Cinema-on-Demand Distributor to Reward Fans With Crypto for Promoting Content

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Demand Films, an Australian cinema-on-demand service, is launching its own cryptocurrency called Streetcreds. The new crypto token will be used to reward users who promote Demand Films' movie trailers for upcoming theatrical screenings. The film distributor is also looking to pay royalties to film producers with Streetcreds tokens.

Categories: Mining|ICO
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COS Takes Global Tour to Tokyo to Create Value for Millions of Content Creators Worldwide

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post COS Takes Global Tour to Tokyo to Create Value for Millions of Content Creators Worldwide appeared first on CCN

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Half Of Remaining Unmined Bitcoin ‘Already Spoken For’ – CoinShares CEO

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

UK cryptocurrency investment products and research firm CoinShares’ has called for Bitcoin to get a “new narrative” to drive consumer interest and lift prices to new highs. Bitcoin To Pull An Amazon? In a series of tweets and a Medium post August 17, CEO Ryan Radloff explained how Bitcoin could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, whose shares deflated in the year 2000 then exploded to new heights over aRead MoreThe post Half Of Remaining Unmined Bitcoin ‘Already Spoken For’ – CoinShares CEO appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Ethereum (ETH) Long-term Price Analysis

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Ethereum has been experiencing depreciation against the US dollar this week. The cryptocurrency kept declining until Aug. 15, at which point it started correcting upwards

Categories: ETH|Market|Trading|Fiat
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Two of South Korea’s Biggest Institutions in New Blockchain Partnership

financemagnates | 08-19-2018

Shinhan Bank and Korea Telecom Corporation will be developing the 'Future Internet'.

Categories: Blockchain|Asia|Fiat
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South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto Traders

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

The South African Revenue Service is working to improve the tracking of cryptocurrency traders and their transactions in order to verify if they are paying taxes. According to its Commissioner, the agency is exploring ways to better identify those that are profiting from trading digital assets and check if they are evading taxation. Also read: […]The post South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto Traders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Trading|Business
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Digix Asks for $20 Million Worth of Eth, DAI it Say Token Holders

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

DigixGlobal has asked for $20 million worth of eth, amounting to around 70,000 eth from their total of circa 470,000 raised in an ICO in 2016. The team behind DigixDAO (DGD)...The post Digix Asks for $20 Million Worth of Eth, DAI it Say Token Holders appeared first on Trustnodes.

Categories: ETH|ICO
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Bitcoin Developer: Merchants Accepting Crypto Can Process Their Own Payments for Less Than $6 per Month

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dorier has recently published a guide revealed that merchants accepting bitcoin can process their own payments through a bitcoin full node via a BTCPay Server, a move that can cost less than $6 a month.

Categories: BTC
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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day

ccn | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain is adding up 50,000 users a day amidst the ongoing crypto market downturn. Posting on his Twitter account, Blockchain CEO and Cofounder Peter Smith made the claim in a tweet that also appeared to take a shot at Coinbase. Defying the Downturn Responding to a Bloomberg interview with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong where heThe post Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Market
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Exclusive Interview: Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Talks Blockchain, Reveals Upcoming Involvement with Crypto Startup

themerkle | 08-19-2018

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is a computer engineer and inventor responsible for the creation of the Apple I computer as well as a primary contributor to the Apple II. He played arguably the biggest role in the personal computer revolution, and is a forefather of the third technological revolution, which ushered in the era […]

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|ETH
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Ripple Adds 3 New Crypto Exchange Partners to xRapid

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Ripple announces that it has signed partnerships with 3 cryptocurrency exchanges: Bittrex, Coins.ph, and Bitso. The partnership focuses on the use of Ripple’s product, xRapid, that allows conversion of XRP tokens into fiat currencies and makes cross-border transactions seamless and quick. According to Ripple’s press release, published August 16th, the company signed a partnership with...The post Ripple Adds 3 New Crypto Exchange Partners to xRapid appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: XRP|Exchange|BTC|ICO|Fiat
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September Could be a Critical Month For The Crypto Industry.

cryptopotato | 08-19-2018

The crypto markets are still on a recovery phase after a short dip in the last few weeks. The end of next month, however, holds a lot of possibilities for the crypto space as some significant events that would affect the direction of the industry to a great extent have been scheduled to take place. […]The post September Could be a Critical Month For The Crypto Industry. appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action

ccn | 08-19-2018

MobileGo, which bills itself on its website as a dedicated token to bring eSports to everyone, has warned it will consider legal action against people making unreasonable demands against the company. The situation came to light on Twitter Friday, Aug. 17, when one tweeter commented that an ICO issuer is threatening to sue investors andThe post Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Regulation|Business
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9 Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Get You in the Game

themerkle | 08-19-2018

With over 1,800 cryptocurrencies and a ton of exchanges, it can be hard to know which one to use, as exchanges vary in how their customers can trade. Some, like Coinbase and Gemini, allow you to get your feet wet in the industry and start out with fiat currencies. Other exchanges only trade crypto-to-crypto. This […]

Categories: Fiat|Sponsored
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21-Year-Old Bitcoin Dealer Indicted on International Money Laundering Charges

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

On Friday (17 August 2018), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, announced that a 21-year-old Bitcoin dealer was "ordered held without bail today in connection with a 31-count indictment charging him with operating an illegal money transmitting business, failing to maintain an anti-money laundering program, international money laundering and conspiracy to structure monetary transactions."

Categories: BTC|Business
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Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

A Mexico-based “prolific bitcoin dealer” has been indicted and held without bond in the US on a number of international money laundering charges. He used Bitfinex for his exchange needs after Coinbase closed his account. His “activities ‘blew a giant hole’ through the legal framework of U.S. anti-money laundering laws,” the Department of Justice wrote. […]The post Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Regulation|Exchange|Asia
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To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

Among many discussions in Bitcoin Cash, which is to have a protocol upgrade this November, stands the question of whether canonical transaction ordering should be implemented, or indeed whether it...The post To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question appeared first on Trustnodes.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain
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Crypto Market Drops Over 3% After Bitcoin Fails to Breach $6,600 Resistance

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

The cryptocurrency ecosystem recently lost over $7 billion, going from over $220 billion to about $213 billion at press time, after bitcoin failed to breach the $6,600 resistance it attempted to breach earlier this month, on August 15.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new single exchange rate for the bolivar that’s pegged to the Petro virtual currency. Under the new guidelines, one Petro would equal $60 dollars, which means the nation’s currency is essentially devalued by 96 percent.  Amid immense political and economic turmoil in the South American nation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently proclaimed a variety of economic overhauls during a speech broadcast on state television. The socialist leaderRead MoreThe post Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Regulation|Exchange|Commodity
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Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Debuts, Rewarding Users With Crypto Tokens

ccn | 08-19-2018

Billing itself as “the online encyclopedia reinvented for the modern age,” Everipedia has officially introduced its long-anticipated, peer-to-peer, online encyclopedia using EOS.IO technology that rewards users with crypto tokens for providing and editing articles. These “IQ” tokens entitle the holder to voting rights within the network. Seeing itself as as an alternative to Wikipedia, Everipedia seeks toThe post Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Debuts, Rewarding Users With Crypto Tokens appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Technology
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Wall Street Demand For Crypto Rises as Exchange Activity Thrives in Bear Market

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

The interest of Wall Street firms towards opportunities in crypto custody and asset management has continued to increase despite the 80 percent correction the market experienced in 2018. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analysts refuted recent reports about the struggle of cryptocurrency exchanges and stated that digital asset trading platforms have been recording solid volumes,...The post Wall Street Demand For Crypto Rises as Exchange Activity Thrives in Bear Market appeared first on NewsBTC.

Categories: Market|Trading|Exchange|BTC
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New Cryptocurrency Rewards Users for Watching and Sharing Movies

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Watching trailers and movies is always fun, and it can be even more exciting if you’re paid for doing so. An Australian distributor has released a new cryptocurrency which will be used to pay users for watching, sharing, and promoting their latest movies and trailers. A new cryptocurrency called “Screencreds” has been launched by an...The post New Cryptocurrency Rewards Users for Watching and Sharing Movies appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Mining
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Crypto Hedge Fund Partner: 90% of Binance’s Employees Choose to Get Paid in Is BNB Token

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

TechCrunch founder and XRP-denominated cryptoasset hedge fund partner Michael Arrington has recently revealed that 90% of the employees at leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance get paid in the company’s native Binance Coin (BNB) token.

Categories: Exchange|ICO
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Crypto Trading 101: An Introduction to Support and Resistance

coindesk | 08-19-2018

Support and resistance levels help identify areas of supply and demand, and are an important aspect of price charts for traders to understand.

Categories: Trading|Market
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Panic in Venezuela as Maduro Launches New Money

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

Crypto public spaces have seen an uptick of Venezuelans posting today following a surprise announcement by Nicolas Maduro that the minimum wage is to increase from $1 to $30. That has...The post Panic in Venezuela as Maduro Launches New Money appeared first on Trustnodes.

Categories: ICO
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FINRA Throws Shade on the ‘SAFT’ ICO Framework

ccn | 08-19-2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a Washington-based self-regulatory body, has cautioned investors to beware of ICOs touting their adoption of the SAFT (Simple Agreements for Future Tokens) framework as evidence of investment security or regulatory compliance. SAFT Background The warning, which appears in its August 16, 2018 Investor’s Alert publication addressing potential ICO investorsThe post FINRA Throws Shade on the ‘SAFT’ ICO Framework appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Business
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Best Quotes About Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies (Volume 1)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article is volume 1 of our compilation of some of the best quotes about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

coindesk | 08-19-2018

The U.K. is on the cusp of leaving the E.U., sparking concern for blockchain startups working within a government-run regulatory sandbox.

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