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When There’s Blood in the Street (Why It’s Not Quite Time to Be Long Crypto)

coindesk | 12-15-2018

Timothy Enneking is the founder and the primary principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (DCM). ——————- Two members of the Rothschild family are credited, perhaps incorrectly, with the (in)famous quote regarding investing: “When there is blood in the street” (James (mid-19th century) and Nathan (after the battle of Waterloo)). The family has been one of […]

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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain system that enables users to track “micro-culture transactions” on social networks

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Bitcoin Price Watch: Year-End Price Looks to Be Lower Than Anticipated

themerkle | 12-15-2018

At press time, everybody’s favorite cryptocurrency has fallen below $3,175 for the first time in 2018. The price of bitcoin continues to crash and burn, and one analyst is saying the asset may fall to as low as $1,500 before any significant uptrends occur. Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone says bitcoin is currently trapped in what […]The post Bitcoin Price Watch: Year-End Price Looks to Be Lower Than Anticipated appeared first on NullTX.

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Peter McCormack Tells How He Turned $32K Into $1.2M and ‘Back to Pretty Much Zero’

bitcoinist | 12-15-2018

In an informative, entertaining, comical, and bitterly poignant tweet yesterday, What Bitcoin Did podcast host Peter McCormack explains how he amassed–and lost–his crypto fortune over the last two years. From $32K to Millionaire and Back He starts the Twitter post saying: So here is a thread on how I turned $32,000 into $1.2m and back to pretty much zero (once taxes are paid). Just note, I am not bitter or salty in any way at all, theRead MoreThe post Peter McCormack Tells How He Turned $32K Into $1.2M and ‘Back to Pretty Much Zero’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Bitcoin Bull Thomas Lee Claims Market Is Wrong and BTC Should Be Much Higher

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee continues to be confident in BTC, insisting that its current price is wrong and should actually be closer to the $15,000 mark. Along with a number of other bulls, Lee has made several overly hopeful predictions this year.  Also read: Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down Fair Value […]The post Bitcoin Bull Thomas Lee Claims Market Is Wrong and BTC Should Be Much Higher appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

The Binance Labs Incubation Program has graduated its first “batch” of eight blockchain projects

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Chinese ASIC-Sellers Hurting As Bitcoin Mining on the Wane in China

cryptoglobe | 12-15-2018

Sales on purpose-built cryptocurrency miners, ASICs, was once a brisk trade in Shenzhen’s (China) Huaqiang North District. But times have changed and wholesalers are hurting, seemingly unable to move product. However, the fall in hashrate seems to have stopped.

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Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

The CEO of crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for fraudulent activity on a warrant from the U.S.

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Bitcoin Price Driven More by Speculation Than Utility: BitPay CEO

ccn | 12-15-2018

BitPay CEO Stephen Pair has stated that speculation drives a substantial part of bitcoin’s current valuation, while the actual use of the crypto market leader as a currency is responsible for only a relatively small fraction of its price. Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Pair revealed that BitPay intends to change this situation significantly overThe post Bitcoin Price Driven More by Speculation Than Utility: BitPay CEO appeared first on CCN

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Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week

ccn | 12-15-2018

The TRON Foundation launched its TRC20 exchange this week. It is a place for people to exchange tokens issued on the TRON platform. The TRC20 exchange is located at TRX.market. The TRC10 token exchange is still on Tronscan, the primary block explorer and information service for the Tron ecosystem. TRC20 and TRC10 tokens can beThe post Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week appeared first on CCN

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Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Can Pay $10 Million for a 12-Night Stay in Space

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 and a 12-night stay on the craft will set you back $9.5 million. The space hotel says it has sold out its first six months of […]The post Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Can Pay $10 Million for a 12-Night Stay in Space appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase introduced cash balance withdrawals to PayPal; the exchange will roll out the service in other countries sometime in 2019

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The Flappening: Litecoin Overtakes Bitcoin Cash

cryptoinsider | 12-15-2018

Since emergence of Bitcoin Cash on August 1st 2017, there has been an ongoing rivalry between the big block version of Bitcoin and the already-established digital silver, Litecoin. In many ways, the two coins are very similar: they feature larger blocks than Bitcoin, they have a Keynesian perspective of purpose and utility, and they allow […]The post The Flappening: Litecoin Overtakes Bitcoin Cash appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Having A Gas: This Week In Crypto Pop Culture, December 10-14

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

Roger Ver can’t catch a break, bitcoin is an ancient piece of music, and Honey Nut Cheerios has the perfect crypto winter solution.

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AT&T Wants to Create a Blockchain ‘Map’ of Your Social Media History

ccn | 12-14-2018

Telecom giant AT&T has filed a blockchain-oriented patent application to “map” social media histories. Titled “Blockchain-Based Social Media History Maps,” and published on Thursday, it describes a system of tracking social media history “on behalf of” subscribers. Presumably, such a service would be most useful to employers and prospective employers. AT&T Eyes Blockchain for SocialThe post AT&T Wants to Create a Blockchain ‘Map’ of Your Social Media History appeared first on CCN

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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

French stock market regulator AMF has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for offering investment schemes without proper authorization

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The Crypto Markets May be in a Rout, But the Blockchain Job Market is in Full Swing

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Although the crypto markets are caught in a persisting bear market, blockchain jobs are in a raging bull market, with blockchain developer job growth topping this year’s LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report. The report, which was released by LinkedIn on December 13th, analyzes the fastest growing jobs in the US, and notes that the blockchain industry...The post The Crypto Markets May be in a Rout, But the Blockchain Job Market is in Full Swing appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Bitcoin to Be Worth ‘Great Deal More’ in Three Years, Circle Co-Founder Says

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of crypto finance company Circle, believes that Bitcoin will be worth “a great deal more” in three years

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto Regulations

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country’s crypto industry. The move aims to establish Bahrain as a regional leader in the fintech sector and restore its role as a major banking hub in the Persian Gulf.   Also read: New Bitcoin […]The post Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto Regulations appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Sinks Below $3,200 as Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Says Its Dead

themerkle | 12-14-2018

It’s yet another dark day for Bitcoin. In fact, it’s the darkest one this year. The currency has once again set a new low for the year. At press time, the currency was trading at $3,230, down 10 percent in just 24 hours. The currency was performing especially poorly on some markets such as BitMEX, […]The post Bitcoin Sinks Below $3,200 as Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Says Its Dead appeared first on NullTX.

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Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund Could be Securities

ccn | 12-14-2018

In a newsletter to clients sent on Thursday, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead revealed that one in four initial coin offering (ICO) projects the firm has invested in could be considered as securities under U.S. regulations. Morehead wrote: “While we believe the vast majority of the projects in our portfolio should not be affected, approximatelyThe post Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund Could be Securities appeared first on CCN

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Daily Crypto Roundup 12/14/2018

cryptoinsider | 12-14-2018

Basis closed stablecoin operations, bomb threats that demanded bitcoin, Civic gained a former Apple powerhouse, Binance added USDC, and Tom Lee on Bitcoin's true price. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 12/14/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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EU Blockchain Observatory: Digital Identity Is ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Blockchain’s Potential

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

A recent study from the European Union blockchain initiative investigates the importance of digital identity and provides recommendations for Europe.

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Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The Swiss Bundesrat said that existing financial law in the country suits the blockchain industry, but needs some tech-specific adjustments

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Teen Bitcoin Millionaire: “Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead”

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

One of the youngest cryptocurrency success stories has a rather bleak outlook for the leading digital asset, Bitcoin. Erik Finman became a millionaire in his teens by investing money that his grandmother had gifted him, starting as early as 2011. At the height of the Bitcoin bull market of 2017, Finman’s stack was worth an...The post Teen Bitcoin Millionaire: “Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead” appeared first on NewsBTC.

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BBVA Issues Porsche Corporate Loan Via Blockchain

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The bank has used blockchain tech to facilitate various types of corporate loans in the past.

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Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire

ccn | 12-14-2018

The bitcoin price will rocket over the next three years, and cryptocurrency valuations will spike accordingly, says Jeremy Allaire, the co-founder and CEO of Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company backed by Goldman Sachs. While Allaire was reticent to set a specific bitcoin price target, he predicts that its value will unquestionably be a lot higher inThe post Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire appeared first on CCN

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25% of Pantera Capital ICO Projects May Have to Refund Investors

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital says that as much as one-quarter of the projects its ICO fund invested in may be in violation of US securities laws after the SEC decision.  Things keep going from bad to worse for US blockchain companies that held ICOs without registering with the SEC. One of crypto’s largest hedge funds Pantera Capital told Bloomberg that around 25 percent of the digital currency projects in its portfolio may have toRead MoreThe post 25% of Pantera Capital ICO Projects May Have to Refund Investors appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The European Parliament has released a provisional resolution calling for increased adoption of blockchain technology in trade

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SEC Chair ‘Optimistic’ DLT and Crypto Will Drive Investment Opportunities

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Speaking as part of a testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton expressed optimism that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector will “facilitate capital formation.” Clayton also discussed the enforcement actions taken by the SEC in regulating initial […]The post SEC Chair ‘Optimistic’ DLT and Crypto Will Drive Investment Opportunities appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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European Parliament Looks To Blockchain Adoption In Trade Policies

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The European Commission is asked to further its analysis of blockchain technology and how it can help European importers and exporters take advantage of preferential trading agreements.

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 14

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The number of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018, according to new research. Does this signal a likely recovery in the near future? Let’s look at the charts

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Bakkt and Intercontinental Exchange CEOs Weigh in About Bakkt

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Bakkt CEO, Kelly Loeffler, and the Intercontinental Exchange chairman, Jeff Sprecher, recently spoke to MIT Media Lab’s Michael Casey at CoinDesk’s Consensus: Invest Conference. The chat was broadcast via the “Inside the ICE House” podcast earlier today. The two CEO’s talked in depth about their plans for the much-anticipated Bakkt platform, including what makes it...The post Bakkt and Intercontinental Exchange CEOs Weigh in About Bakkt appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Bahrain Central Bank Publishes Draft Cryptocurrency Regulations

ccn | 12-14-2018

The central bank of Bahrain has kicked off a consultative process on cryptocurrency platforms in the kingdom by publishing the relevant draft regulations. According to the Bahrain News Agency, the draft rules — which target the operations of crypto-asset platforms — aim to provide a regulatory framework for the supervision and licensing of these services.The post Bahrain Central Bank Publishes Draft Cryptocurrency Regulations appeared first on CCN

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Russian Deputy PM Says Crypto Price Downturns Justifies Cautious Regulation

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister said big price downswings in the 2018 cryptocurrency market justified a cautious regulatory approach. Russian lawmakers have been discussing and mulling over crypto-focused legislation, but some officials are warier of the concept. Deputy PM Maxim Akimov said there have also been discussions about stablecoin regulation.

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0x Announces Token Grant Program Within The Snowstorm Of Crypto Winter

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

0x believes it can warm up development with its grant program.

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Op Ed: Bitcoin Is a Declaration of Our Monetary Independence

bitcoinmagazine | 12-14-2018

Nick Spanos is an early adopter and innovator in the blockchain space. He is best known for launching Bitcoin Center NYC, the world’s first live cryptocurrency exchange, in 2013, right next to the New York Stock Exchange — as immortalized in the Netflix documentary “Banking on Bitcoin.” As part of Bitcoin Magazine’s series of interviews and op eds leading up to the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin, Nick shares his thoughts an early Bitcoin adopter.Before Bitcoin, I worked tirelessly for liberty-minded political candidates for many years. These candidates, the most prominent of whom was Dr. Ron Paul, spoke out against the Federal Reserve Bank because of its role in inflating the money supply which devalued the life savings of hard-working people. In almost every case, the mass media would sharply (and often unfairly) attack the image of the candidate with half-truths and misinformation, decimating our poll numbers, until they were sure that we would be defeated on Election Day. No matter how hard we worked or how much money we raised, we were no match for what I call the political bosses of today, the mainstream media.After two decades of struggle, I thought I had wasted my life fighting unwinnable battles. Then one day, I read the Bitcoin white paper. I read it half a dozen times and I thought, “Finally, I have a weapon that cannot be destroyed on Election Day.”Bitcoin for me is not an instrument for financi...

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Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security?

cryptoinsider | 12-14-2018

Ethereum (ETH) and NEO are among the most dominant decentralized application (dApp) development platforms. In this second part of our comparison of these two blockchain networks, we shall examine in detail the different approaches taken by developers of both Ethereum and NEO to upgrade their respective networks. Readers who would first like a broad overview […]The post Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security? appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Global Email Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The recent rash of bitcoin bomb threats is a new way of scaring people into coughing up their money. Thus far, it seems to have been unsuccessful.

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Bitcoin Sets Fresh 2018 Low at $3,200, Altcoins Plunge

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Following its recent period of instability, Bitcoin has now plunged to new 2018 lows and has sent the altcoin markets spiraling downwards. Today’s drop has led the overall cryptocurrency market capitalization down to $102 billion, a level not seen since August of 2017. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading down nearly 6%...The post Bitcoin Sets Fresh 2018 Low at $3,200, Altcoins Plunge appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto 'Fan Tokens'

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

A soccer club from the Brazilian premier league, Atletico Mineiro, joins Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in launching its own “fan token”

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U.K. Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters reportedly stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February. The company claimed “it fell victim” to an elaborate scam orchestrated in collusion with three of its clients.  Also read: Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail […]The post U.K. Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Circle CEO: Cryptographic Tokens Will Represent Every Form of Financial Asset

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of FinTech startup Circle, in an interview on Friday (14 December 2018) on CNBC's morning show "Squawk Box", made some very interesting comments about the future of the cryptocurrency sector.

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Bitcoin Cash Price Continues to Crater as Fork Aftertaste Lingers

ccn | 12-14-2018

Around this time last year, many retail crypto investors subscribed to the economic theory that cryptocurrency hard forks — the ones that result in irreversible network splits and create new blockchains — were a net positive for their portfolios. “How could they not be?” they asked. “It’s free money!” Indeed, at that point, the twoThe post Bitcoin Cash Price Continues to Crater as Fork Aftertaste Lingers appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Hits 15-Month Low as Crypto Market Threatens to Drop Below $100 Billion

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently hit a new 15-month low as the cryptocurrency sell-off is seemingly intensifying once again, and the cryptocurrency ecosystem is now threatening to drop below $100 billion.

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Blockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale Event

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerBlockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale EventBlockchain-based trust management platform Membrana has announced its token sale event open to investors and early backers of the project.Blockchain-Based Asset Management Platform Membrana Announces Token Sale Event

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

New crypto regulations, including license requirements for cryptocurrency service providers, have been drafted by Bahrain’s central bank

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Decentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop Event

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerDecentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop EventWORBLI, a blockchain-based financial service network designed to bridge traditional finance and the blockchain, launches its ShareDrop event.Decentralized Financial Service Platform WORBLI Launches Token ShareDrop Event

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Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceOver the last year, there has been considerable discussion over the tokenization of physical assets. That is, having something tangible, like a bar of gold, represented by a token on a blockchain, like Ethereum or Bytom, so that there is an immutable record of ownership of the asset. This asset can then be traded or […]The post Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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US Government Advises Bitcoin Bomb Threat Victims to Ignore Ransom, Inform the FBI

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

The US government has recently acknowledged that bitcoin scammers have been sending out emails with bomb threats to various users, and advised victims to not pay the demanded ransom and report the situation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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