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UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency

ccn | 12-12-2018

It’s confirmed. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia will work on cross-border digital currency. The exact date when it would be issued is still unknown but we know one thing, the digital currency is not targeted at consumers. It’s strictly for banks. Arabian news outlet Gulf News reports that the central bank ofThe post UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN

Categories: Regulation|Fiat
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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Facing Significant Resistance Near $97

livebitcoinnews | 12-12-2018

Key Points Ethereum price declined heavily after forming a top near the $125 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance near $96 on the 4-hours chart of the ETH/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to correct higher, but it may face a strong...The post Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Facing Significant Resistance Near $97 appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: ETH|Trading|Market|BTC|Fiat
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Newsflash: Japanese Prosecutors Want Former Mt Gox CEO Jailed for 10 Years

ccn | 12-12-2018

The former CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, could face up to decade in prison if prosecutors have their way. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles for embezzlement. Among the claims made by prosecutors at the Tokyo District Court include theThe post Newsflash: Japanese Prosecutors Want Former Mt Gox CEO Jailed for 10 Years appeared first on CCN

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SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says he is “optimistic” about blockchain, aims to both foster innovation and protect investors

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Exchange|ICO|Business
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Market Analysis Report (12 Dec 2018)

cryptocompare | 12-12-2018

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index | Winklevoss Twins Launch The Gemini Mobile App | Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies | Samsung Files for Cryptocurrency Trademarks in the EU For Smartphones

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|Fiat
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Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles Denies Embezzlement as Prosecutors Call For Ten Year Jail Term

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Japanese prosecutors propose a ten-year jail sentence for ex-Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, citing embezzlement charges

Categories: Asia
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Will BTC fall below $3000?

coinnounce | 12-12-2018

Published on CoinnounceShort Term Support Level: $3250 Long Term Support Level: $3000 Resistance Level: $3400 Key Points Bitcoin price is still facing bearish pressure with the major resistance close to $3400. On the hourly chart, the bitcoin price is facing major selling pressure above $3400. If bitcoin price fails to break the resistance around $3400, the price […]The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Will BTC fall below $3000? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

Categories: Asia
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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple Powered Remittance Service

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

South Korea’s first blockchain powered remittance mobile app and web service will be launched this month by crypto exchange Coinone. ‘Cross’ For Faster and Cheaper Cross Border Remittances The service, simply named Cross, will be launched by Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of the South Korean crypto exchange. The service aims to...The post South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple Powered Remittance Service appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Further Losses Seem Likely

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

Key Points Bitcoin price remains in a bearish zone below the $3,400 and $3,500 resistances against the US Dollar. This week’s followed key bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $3,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price remains at a risk of more losses if...The post Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Further Losses Seem Likely appeared first on NewsBTC.

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New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Signature Bank presses ahead with its new Ethereum project… By Manoj Sharma for CNR As we’ve talked about before, New York-based commercial bank Signature Bank has partnered with a New York-based global financial technology firm, trueDigital Holdings LLC, to launch a new digital payments platform. A platform that’s powered by a permissioned version of the […]The post New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

Categories: Fiat|ETH|Blockchain|Technology
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7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Seven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven […]The post 7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Asia|BTC|Regulation
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Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network

ccn | 12-12-2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment and feedback to enable it better understand Ether and the Ethereum blockchain as it seeks to expand its cryptocurrency knowledge base beyond bitcoin. In a press release dated December 11, the regulator stated that it is seekingThe post Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network appeared first on CCN

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The UK cryptocurrency exchange that’s turned its back on anonymity

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

British exchange CEX.IO is moving to comply with the EU’s anti-money laundering directive, well over a year ahead of deadline… On the one hand, the idea of cryptocurrencies offering an alternative to fiat currencies, and a decentralisation of fiscal power, has won admiration. But on the other, the anonymity that sometimes comes hand in hand […]The post The UK cryptocurrency exchange that’s turned its back on anonymity appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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New rumour suggests Samsung is working on a cryptocurrency phone

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Could the Galaxy S10 have cryptocurrency functionality? Here’s an interesting one. Samsung is, as is well known, one of the biggest and most prominent smartphone manufacturers in the world. And rumours are now afoot that it’s getting into the cryptocurrency game. Over at SamMobile, the site has uncovered the news that Samsung is reportedly working […]The post New rumour suggests Samsung is working on a cryptocurrency phone appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Ukraine's Former Prime Minister Proposes to Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that blockchain can help combat corruption in public administration

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Ripple Price Analysis: Break Above 100 SMA Could Push XRP Higher

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

Key Highlights Ripple price declined recently and traded towards the $0.2910 level against the US dollar. This week’s followed major bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $0.2975 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair must break the $0.3000 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving...The post Ripple Price Analysis: Break Above 100 SMA Could Push XRP Higher appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Online bullion marketplace Onegold announced on Tuesday that its customers can now purchase precious metals with bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Onegold’s digital silver and gold products are fully allocated physical metals stored at the Royal Canadian Mint and can be redeemed at any time through Apmex. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released […]The post Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Breaks Key Support, More Losses Likely

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

Key Highlights ETH price failed to hold the key $88 support and declined recently against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted major contracting triangle was breached with support at $88 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to decline further and upsides remain capped near the $90 and $92...The post Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Breaks Key Support, More Losses Likely appeared first on NewsBTC.

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service

ccn | 12-12-2018

Coinone subsidiary Coinone Transfer has introduced Cross, South Korea’s first blockchain-based remittance app and web service, using enterprise blockchain technology created by Ripple. Cross gives people in Thailand and the Philippines access to faster and cheaper payment services. Coinone Transfer utilized RippleNet and connections with the Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) and Cebuana Lhuillier (Philippines) toThe post South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service appeared first on CCN

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Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?

ccn | 12-12-2018

On December 10, Lee Seok-wu, the CEO of Dunamu, the parent company of South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, said that regulation is important to establish industry standards. During a meeting with several members of the Congress and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted by Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, and Coinone, five of the biggestThe post Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track? appeared first on CCN

Categories: Regulation|Asia|Exchange
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Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies to Stem Money Laundering

ccn | 12-12-2018

The Dutch Central Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, wants to regulate crypto companies by requiring them to get licenses in order to operate. The bank claims the measure will deter money laundering and the use of cryptocurrencies to fund terrorism, according to a short brief in Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf. To qualify for a license, cryptoThe post Dutch Central Bank Wants to Regulate Crypto Companies to Stem Money Laundering appeared first on CCN

Categories: Fiat|Regulation
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Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Four government agencies of the U.S. state of Vermont have formed a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology’s applications

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British Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Now Requires Identity Info From Users

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

London-based digital currency exchange CEX.IO now requires its users to reveal their identities to “provide users with high-level and reliable service”

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Spanish Ruling Party to Introduce Regulation on Blockchain, Crypto

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Partido Popular, a major Spanish political party, will introduce a draft bill on crypto and blockchain

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‘The Drug Is Gone’: Mike Novogratz Compares Current Bitcoin Markets to ‘Methadone Clinic’

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Comparing the current Bitcoin market to last year’s price highs, investor Mike Novogratz said “we’re at the methadone clinic”

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Bullion Giant APMEX Partners with BitPay to Let Investors Buy Gold with Bitcoin

ccn | 12-11-2018

Global crypto payment provider BitPay has announced the OneGold precious metals and digital gold marketplace is now accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, according to a press release. OneGold — founded by APMEX, a leading precious metals retailer, and Sprott, an alternative asset manager — is focused on giving investors the ability to combine the “keyThe post Bullion Giant APMEX Partners with BitPay to Let Investors Buy Gold with Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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US CFTC Asks for Comments to Improve Understanding of Ethereum Blockchain, Altcoin

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked for public comment and feedback to improve its knowledge of the Ethereum blockchain and altcoin

Categories: ETH|Altcoin|Blockchain|Trading
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Vitalik Buterin: Proof-of-Stake, Sharding to Make Blockchains ‘1,000x’ More Efficient

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Sharding and proof-of-stake will render future blockchains “thousands of times more efficient,” according to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin

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UNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’

coinspeaker | 12-11-2018

CoinSpeakerUNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’UNICEF is investing $100,000 in blockchain projects, aiming to address the global problems within the finance, healthcare, and other sectors.UNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’

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Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology

ccn | 12-11-2018

The second-smallest state in the United States by population has formed a working group consisting of state agencies with a view toward studying blockchain technology. This was announced by Vermont’s attorney general, T.J. Donovan, who disclosed that the blockchain working group would commence work next year in January. The working group — which will seekThe post Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

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UNICEF Adds Six Blockchain Startups From Developing Nations to its Innovation Fund

newsbtc | 12-11-2018

International children’s charity UNICEF has announced that it will formally support a total of six new blockchain startups through the UNICEF Innovation Fund. As part of the programme, the firms will each receive a share of $100,000 in funding. Most of the blockchain startups selected for membership in the fund are from a different developing...The post UNICEF Adds Six Blockchain Startups From Developing Nations to its Innovation Fund appeared first on NewsBTC.

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State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims

ccn | 12-11-2018

Insurance is one of the golden geese of the blockchain, an industry with so much paperwork, sensitive data, and manual processes that it almost seems obvious that it will eventually adopt blockchain technology to streamline its claims processes, data storage, and even — eventually — its payments. State Farm is among the first notable insuranceThe post State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims appeared first on CCN

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Daily Crypto Roundup 12/11/2018

cryptoinsider | 12-11-2018

Bear market stress on miners, crypto may see further price difficulty, hesitation for a bitcoin ETF, and PayPal blockchain incorporation. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 12/11/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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‘Revolutions Don’t Happen Overnight’: Why Mike Novogratz isn’t Giving up on Bitcoin

ccn | 12-11-2018

Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz — the CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital — is unfazed by the recent bear market, saying bitcoin is “digital gold” that will survive and thrive over the long haul. Novogratz admitted that he lost money during the 2018 slump due to bad market calls, but that doesn’t dampen his long-term … ContinuedThe post ‘Revolutions Don’t Happen Overnight’: Why Mike Novogratz isn’t Giving up on Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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Where’s The Beef? Australian Insurer Joins BeefLedger’s Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Trial

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

National Transport Insurance is participating in a blockchain pilot to track Australian beef’s journey abroad.

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Crypto Firm Fragments Launches Stablecoin Following ‘Ampleforth’ Rebrand

ccn | 12-11-2018

Fragments protocol, an effort at stabilizing the buying power of cryptocurrency, has rebranded itself to Ampleforth as of today, renaming the crypto project after the “1984” character whose job is to translate poetry into Newspeak. Ampleforth aims to preserve the unit of account and money properties of its tokens. Instead of pegging to a fixedThe post Crypto Firm Fragments Launches Stablecoin Following ‘Ampleforth’ Rebrand appeared first on CCN

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The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

coindesk | 12-11-2018

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

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Bringing Blockchain Banking to the Masses: WORBLI has Begun its 1,000,000,000 Token ShareDrop Event

ccn | 12-11-2018

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 Bringing Blockchain Banking to the Masses: WORBLI has Begun its 1,000,000,000 Token ShareDrop Event appeared first on CCN

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Facebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain Team

coinspeaker | 12-11-2018

CoinSpeakerFacebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain TeamThe world's first and most famous social network has announced that it welcomes fresh talents on board its passionate blockchain team.Facebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain Team

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Convicted Fraudster Dons Disguise, Opens Blockchain Firm

financemagnates | 12-11-2018

Boaz Manor, AKA Shaun MacDonald, spent four years in Canadian jail.

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EQS Newswire Debuts News Distributor for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

cointelligence | 12-11-2018

The EQS COCKPIT's newswire service now distributes corporate news to specialist media for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. EQS Group customers with projects in the two industries can now quickly and efficiently target all relevant key journalists covering these emerging business areas.The post EQS Newswire Debuts News Distributor for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Cointelligence.

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The Next Quantum Leap in Financial Trading - [BTC Media Sponsor]

bitcoinmagazine | 12-11-2018

A common narrative in today’s financial world is that cryptoholders are often unable to execute trades without paying large amounts ofcommissions and fees. Traditional markets are loaded with retail brokeragesthat bet against their clients with artificially adjusted prices, spreads andunrealistic fees.Enter Quantfury, an emerging enterprise that’son an ambitious quest to reshape this landscape for everyday cryptocurrencyholders and others who enjoy trading the markets.  Founded in April 2017 with offices in Torontoand Singapore, Quantfury offers a state-of-the-art trading app for both iOS andAndroid that allows traders to utilize their cryptocurrency holdings to tradeequities, cryptocurrencies, fiat pairs and commodities, in fiat amounts.Fueled by the smartphone revolution, cryptocurrency owners nowhave the ability to trade both traditional financial instruments andcryptocurrencies without commissions or other types of fees.It’s here where the Quantfury trading app delivers anexquisitely well-designed interface for both platform traders and tokenholders, all in the palm of their hands, free of fees and through real marketprices. Crypto holders can register on the app within minutes, select and posttheir crypto collateral amount and begin trading.Through the use of the Quantfury app, all financial instrumentsare quoted in real time, in their nominal currency and with best bid and askprices delivered dire...

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Only Bitcoin Gets to Be ‘Legal Pyramid Scheme’ Like Gold, Says Mike Novogratz

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

Bitcoin proponent and former Wall Street hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz remains optimistic despite the prolonged 2018 bear market. The investor holds that Bitcoin will become “digital gold” – a store of value in the same sense gold is.  ‘Now I’m The Ugly Face of Crypto’ Having made a series of accurate calls in the past, Novogratz admits that has recently been wrong. In a Bloomberg interview, he said: For a while, I had a series ofRead MoreThe post Only Bitcoin Gets to Be ‘Legal Pyramid Scheme’ Like Gold, Says Mike Novogratz appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange To Offer Crypto Insurance

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

The policy will insure hot and cold wallets and all forms of professional indemnity.

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‘We’re at Home in Crypto Winter’: Winklevoss Twins Launch Crypto Trading App

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have launched mobile crypto trading app for their Gemini exchange, together with a new crypto basket investment vehicle

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Insures Its Crypto Assets With Local Broker

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange has insured all of its crypto assets with local firm Callaghan Insurance Brokers

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IOTA Creates a New Omega Team to Focus on Its Long-term Goals

blokt | 12-11-2018

Talking about balancing innovation with operationalization and standardization, the IOTA Foundation today announced that it is launching a new team. Named Omega, the new team will be focusing on the long-term goals of the organization. Creating the Bimodal It IOTA is inspired by the emerging trend of bimodal IT in traditional industry which splits a […]IOTA Creates a New Omega Team to Focus on Its Long-term Goals was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Report: BTC Gets a Health Check in ‘The State of Bitcoin’

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

Delphi Digital has taken a deep dive into bitcoin core in its first “The State of Bitcoin” report. The 59-page document from the digital asset investment company leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from BTC payments to coin distribution and rolling returns compared to stocks and gold. The report brings together a plethora of interesting […]The post Report: BTC Gets a Health Check in ‘The State of Bitcoin’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Continues Sideways For Now But a Drop May Be Due

blokt | 12-11-2018

Bitcoin Cash has been continuing to trade in an important range around $100 for the past several days after a sharp decline took place spurred by a hard fork of the network which resulted in two separate networks forming. Price has moved from $630 around one week to prior to the hard fork in mid-November to […]Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Continues Sideways For Now But a Drop May Be Due was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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