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Report: Barclays Drops Plan for Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

bitcoin.com | 10-15-2018

Barclays (LSE: BARC) has reportedly scrapped its plan to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. However, it remain unclear whether the U.K. banking giant is acting under pressure from regulators or for other reasons, such as insufficient demand for crypto-related services from hedge funds. Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a […]The post Report: Barclays Drops Plan for Cryptocurrency Trading Desk appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Trading|BTC|Blockchain
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Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says

bitcoin.com | 10-15-2018

The South Korean government is expected to announce its position on initial coin offerings in November, according to a high-ranking official. The decision will follow the outcome of the survey which the country’s Financial Supervisory Service recently sent out to domestic blockchain companies. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision […]The post Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|ICO|Blockchain|Asia|Regulation
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Church Mining Cryptocurrency Told to Pay Higher Electricity Rates

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

The outcome of a court case in Russia may affect the popular practice of cryptocurrency mining in basements and garages. According to a recent ruling, a church in Irkutsk must pay higher electricity rates for installing and running mining hardware on its premises. ‘Grace’, the religious organization of the local evangelical community, has been taking […]The post Church Mining Cryptocurrency Told to Pay Higher Electricity Rates appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Mining|BTC
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Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

A report authored by researchers from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics has found that Bitcoin is maturing. The report, courtesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, concludes that Bitcoin carries “concrete potential of imminently becoming a regular market” and “an alternative to the foreign exchange.” Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver […]The post Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Exchange|Market|Sponsored
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Bitcoin Cash Developers Are Building Tools for Better BCH Fungibility

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

On Oct. 12 the Bitcoin Cash developer Chris Troutner published a new shuffling protocol concept called Tokenshuffle, a platform that aims to anonymize BCH transactions. Meanwhile, the Cashshuffle project has recently outlined the platform’s roadmap and accomplishments so far. Over the past few months the focus on bitcoin cash fungibility and tools that make blockchain […]The post Bitcoin Cash Developers Are Building Tools for Better BCH Fungibility appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain
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Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

A new report from Greenwich Associates, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry, tries to answer the question: “Why have the tech and financial industries lagged their own blockchain expectations?” It identifies technical challenges as causing corporations to fail to deliver on the hype they created around a buzzword […]The post Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Market|Trading|Technology
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Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

On Oct. 13, ethical hacker “Geocold” followed through on his promise to 51 percent attack an altcoin. He eventually settled on Bitcoin Private (BTCP), and quickly gained majority hashrate control, but the spectacle was fraught with setbacks, including censorship from two streaming services that pulled the plug. Also read: Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% […]The post Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Mining|Altcoin
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The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about Robinhood expanding to its 25th American state, recently discovered mining malware, Coinbase ditching its crypto index fund, and a new blockchain job for a former advisor to president Trump. Also Read: US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering Robinhood Reaches 25th […]The post The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Mining|Market|ICO|Regulation
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Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Poses Threat to Bitcoin Network

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

A joint study conducted by Princeton University and Florida International University has found three-quarters of Bitcoin mining is based in China and warned of the potential risks that could result from the significant geographical centralization of the mining network. Also Read: Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders  Researchers Argue China is the “Most […]The post Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Poses Threat to Bitcoin Network appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Mining|BTC|Asia
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PR: Exosis Launches ICO to Create a Multi Utility Platform

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

Exosis is a multi utility blockchain platform with five blockchain sites which include, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, a virtual masternode, a decentralized e-commerce site, e- wallet and an OTC platform.The cryptocurrency industry has been growing exponentially over the past couple of years. Currently, it is maintaining the market capitalization at $250-300 billion. This indicates that it is a market that has investment potential. The Exosis development team has realized that the best way to create a good cryptocurrency platform is by creating a multi-functional platform that has utility. Exosis is a realization of the dream. It features five different platforms in one. It has a decentralized exchange, a decentralized e-commerce site, an OTC platform, a Virtual Masternode, and a multiplatform e-wallet. These five different business models all rely on the Exosis coin. This Gives Exosis coin Utility, unlike most other cryptocurrency platforms.The post PR: Exosis Launches ICO to Create a Multi Utility Platform appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|BTC|Exchange|Market|Blockchain
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BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

Last week, on Oct. 10-11, Bitcoin Cash developers gathered in San Francisco for the first of many BCH Devcons hosted by Bitmain’s blockchain development fund Permissionless Ventures. A slew of teams participated in the three-day hackathon resulting in two big winners who took home 15 BCH worth of winning prizes. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups […]The post BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|ICO|Blockchain
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30 Crypto ATMs Launching in India — Unocoin Unveils Solution to RBI Banking Ban

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

A major crypto exchange in India, Unocoin, has officially announced the launch of its crypto ATMs. CEO Sathvik Vishwanath told news.Bitcoin.com that, initially, the company plans to deploy 30 machines in three Indian cities. “These ATMs help people to cash in and cash out which was not possible before” due to the crypto banking ban […]The post 30 Crypto ATMs Launching in India — Unocoin Unveils Solution to RBI Banking Ban appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Exchange
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Zambian Central Bank Declares Bitcoin Is Not Legal Tender

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

The Zambian central bank said on Oct. 12 that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash aren’t legal tender, cautioning that those transacting in such will have no one to blame in the event of market failure. It appears that the bank issued the decree because, as a traditional issuer of the depreciating local fiat […]The post Zambian Central Bank Declares Bitcoin Is Not Legal Tender appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Fiat|Regulation|Market|Trading
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Despite Setbacks Crypto Wages Still an Option for Russians, Poll Finds

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

Crypto markets have passed through hard times this year but cryptocurrency remains a viable remuneration option for businesses in the industry and their employees in Russia, new numbers and estimates suggest. The observation is valid for many companies and contractors around the world as a number of platforms now match employers and job seekers in […]The post Despite Setbacks Crypto Wages Still an Option for Russians, Poll Finds appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Market
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An In-Depth Look at the Keepkey Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

Keeping cryptocurrencies safe is a fundamental part of participating in the digital economy, and hardware wallets have become popular security solutions. These days there is a slew of devices on the market, each with its own options and features. One of these is the Keepkey wallet, a product that’s been well received by digital currency […]The post An In-Depth Look at the Keepkey Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Wallet|BTC|ETH|LTC|Market
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Wendy McElroy: The Double C-Word in the Private Sector

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 2 The Double C-Word in the Private Sector The first rule of the politics of fear is that if you want to make something sound scarier than it actually is, you add the word ‘culture’ at the […]The post Wendy McElroy: The Double C-Word in the Private Sector appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

A French court has reportedly rejected a request by the largest Swiss bank to drop money laundering charge against it. UBS Group and a number of its executives are accused of tax fraud and money laundering. If found guilty, the bank could be fined up to 5 billion euros or $5.8 billion. Its executives could […]The post Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Fiat|Regulation
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The Daily: Nasdaq Eyes Security Tokens, Blockstack Tackles Social Media

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

Today’s installment of The Daily is about building more than bickering, though we’ll squeeze in a little of the latter before we sign off. First though, let’s start by considering the latest projects being proposed within the crypto space: a tokenized security platform and a social media network that doesn’t leak data. Also read: South Korea’s […]The post The Daily: Nasdaq Eyes Security Tokens, Blockstack Tackles Social Media appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|BTC
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Scam Victim Loses $48,000 Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM Firm

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

A woman suing for 62,500 Canadian dollars ($48,125) sent to a phone scammer over a bitcoin ATM has lost her court case, local media reported. On Friday, Charlottetown Provincial Court chief judge Nancy Orr ruled that the fiat money deposited by the woman into the teller machine belonged to Instacoin ATM Canada Inc., owners of […]The post Scam Victim Loses $48,000 Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM Firm appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Regulation|Fiat
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South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has reportedly been sold to a Singapore-based consortium for approximately 400 billion won or $354 million. Bk Global Consortium, led by plastic surgeon Kim Byung-gun, will acquire the controlling stake and become the largest shareholder of Bithumb. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter […]The post South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Exchange|Asia|Trading
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Facebook and Twitter Beware — Censorship-Resistant Social Media Is Here

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Over the past few months, Bitcoin Cash developers have been creating applications that are similar to social media and forum platforms like Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. Anyone in the world can use these Bitcoin Cash-powered applications such as Memo, Blockpress, Keyport, and Matter which offer censorship-resistant versions of these social media giants. Also read: Facebook Purge […]The post Facebook and Twitter Beware — Censorship-Resistant Social Media Is Here appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain
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Japanese Exchange Takeover: Zaif Transfers All Crypto Services to Fisco

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Japanese crypto exchange Zaif has concluded a business transfer agreement with another regulated crypto exchange in Japan. Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange will take over all of Zaif’s services and will be responsible for repaying users who lost their coins when Zaif was hacked last month. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals […]The post Japanese Exchange Takeover: Zaif Transfers All Crypto Services to Fisco appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Exchange|BTC|Asia|Market|Business
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Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Tales of woe are easy to come by in the current market, in which most altcoins are faring multiples worse than bitcoin. Investors that have avoided the following projects, however, can draw some solace. Also read: US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering This Year’s Underperforming Coins Have Fared Worse Than You […]The post Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|ICO|Altcoin|Market|Trading
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Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be consolidating following the significant sell-off that transpired on Thursday. The event saw BTC produce the largest percentage red daily candle posted since Sep. 5, driving losses across most major markets. ZRX was the most notable exception to the bearish price action that erupted through most cryptocurrencies, rallying significantly following […]The post Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|XRP|Trading
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Micropayments: Bringing Cryptocurrencies Into Everyday Life

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

The following post about micropayments was written by Dmytro Spilka. He is the CEO at Solvid and founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup that uses AI and Machine Learning to forecast web traffic, monitor vital metrics, and set visual traffic aims. Cryptocurrencies may have assumed the role of the quintessential water cooler topic over recent […]The post Micropayments: Bringing Cryptocurrencies Into Everyday Life appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|XMR|Blockchain
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Win $100 of Bitcoin Cash in Bitcoin.com’s Paper Wallet Design Contest

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Over the next few weeks, Bitcoin.com is hosting a paper wallet design contest to create a beautiful cold storage visual graphic for bitcoin enthusiasts around the world. The competition is open to everyone and the winning entry will receive $100 worth of bitcoin cash. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Store Adds More Hot New Items and Amazon Gift […]The post Win $100 of Bitcoin Cash in Bitcoin.com’s Paper Wallet Design Contest appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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The Daily: Kanye Teaches Opsec, Crypto Foes Joins Forces

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

The last 24 hours has been one of those all-too-rare periods in which the cryptosphere unites against a shared enemy. We’ll detail who in The Daily, right after we’ve discussed blockchain spam, Blockfolio’s new funding round, and how we learned an opsec lesson from Kanye West. Also read: Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony Coinbase […]The post The Daily: Kanye Teaches Opsec, Crypto Foes Joins Forces appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|LTC|Blockchain
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US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

An American court has put a stop to an initial coin offering (ICO) by a company claiming to offer “the first licensed and regulated tokenized crypto currency exchange & index fund based in the US.” The ICO promoters even invented their own regulatory authority, which seems to have really irked the regulators. Also Read: The […]The post US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|BTC|Exchange|Market|Regulation
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Largest South Korean Exchange Launches Crypto Market Indices

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

The largest crypto exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has launched two cryptocurrency market indices. One tracks all coins listed on the exchange while the other tracks only altcoins. Meanwhile, Upbit, the country’s largest crypto exchange by the number of coins listed, has two similar indices and sub-indices divided into three broad categories. […]The post Largest South Korean Exchange Launches Crypto Market Indices appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Exchange|Market|BTC|Asia|Altcoin
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Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Google, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin and bictoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock crypto mining for wasting electricity and say that virtual currency is […]The post Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Removed Ahead of US Elections

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Facebook’s Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, and Oscar Rodriguez, Product Manager, announced that “Today, we’re removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It is another decision to purge the world’s largest social media site of political speech, and it just might be a final […]The post Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Removed Ahead of US Elections appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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SV Pool Mines Its First Block as November’s Bitcoin Cash Fork Approaches

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the mining operation SV Pool mined its first Bitcoin Cash block. The pool operators led by the blockchain firms Nchain and Coingeek say that hundreds of miners from all around the world have signed up to mine with the pool.      Also Read: Zigzag Platform Provides Bitcoin Cash Swaps Over the Lightning […]The post SV Pool Mines Its First Block as November’s Bitcoin Cash Fork Approaches appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Hundreds of startups are reportedly being “secretly” targeted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for their involvement with initial coin offerings. Companies that participated in ICOs are now scrambling to clarify whether their token constituted a security, and, if so, whether it was properly registered with or exempted by the SEC. Also read: Europe, […]The post Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|Regulation|BTC|Exchange
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Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in Beta

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Kubitx, a Pan-African financial technology startup registered in Malta, announced the beta launch of its new cryptocurrency exchange on Thursday. The platform, which supports six digital coins, including BCH and BTC, will initially be available to users in Nigeria, before the company expands it to other African countries in the coming months. Also read: Billion-Dollar Startups […]The post Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in Beta appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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FSB: Crypto-Assets Not a Threat to Global Financial Order

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to global financial stability, but the diverse range of national regulatory regimes throughout the world continues to complicate efforts to establish an international legislative framework overseeing their use, the Financial Stability Board says in a new report.  Also Read: Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Report Advocates ‘Vigilant Monitoring’ In a […]The post FSB: Crypto-Assets Not a Threat to Global Financial Order appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Puzzle’s $1.9M Prize Purportedly Won in a Week

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Last week, a bitcoin picture puzzle appeared online in which players were challenged to uncover the private key to a BTC wallet. The game sparked major interest, for its 310 BTC prize was magnitudes greater than anything previously offered by a game of this nature. But it appears that somebody has now won the jackpot, […]The post Bitcoin Puzzle’s $1.9M Prize Purportedly Won in a Week appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Singapore Hosts New Fiat-Crypto Exchange, Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

It has been a busy week for Singapore as it relates to cryptocurrency. The city-state is set open the first fiat-crypto exchange in Southeast Asia, while the financial regulator has vowed to help crypto companies set up local bank accounts, according to media reports.  Also read: Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets, […]The post Singapore Hosts New Fiat-Crypto Exchange, Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Asia|Exchange|Fiat|BTC|Market
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The Daily: Whales Join China’s Richest Ranks, Seniors Take a Swing at Bitcoin

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

In today’s edition of The Daily, we look at the cryptocurrency entrepreneurs who now rank among the richest people in China, the limited return to operations of 1Broker, and a rather amusing attempt to explain Bitcoin to older folks by the AARP. Also Read: London’s LBX Launches Solution for Bank-Shunned Crypto Companies China’s Wealthiest Whales […]The post The Daily: Whales Join China’s Richest Ranks, Seniors Take a Swing at Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Asia
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Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Noted Bitcoin critic Nouriel Roubini will deliver a speech on cryptocurrency and blockchain to the U.S. Senate today, and it is unlikely that the man known as “Dr. Doom” will mince his words. Nor will the economist concern himself too much with the truth, as his prepared testimony is filled with exaggerations and inaccuracies that […]The post Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Blockchain|Trading
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Exchanges Roundup: Yobit Unveils Random Coin Pump, Okcoin USA Plans Stablecoin

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

In recent news pertaining to crypto exchanges, Yobit has announced a “random coin” pump for Oct. 11, the founder of Okgroup has announced Okcoin USA’s plan to launch a stablecoin, and Coinbase’s chief policy officer has predicted that the exchange will attain Japanese regulatory approval by 2019. Also Read: A Bitcoin Rat Is Occupying Wall Street […]The post Exchanges Roundup: Yobit Unveils Random Coin Pump, Okcoin USA Plans Stablecoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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PR: Kibo Lotto Obtains Curaçao Gaming License

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Obtaining the license is certainly an important step in the development of Kibo as the first fully decentralized international platform for lotto games. The license, issued by the regulator on Curacao, opens the door for legal interaction with players and partners in accordance with international legal norms.The post PR: Kibo Lotto Obtains Curaçao Gaming License appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Zigzag Platform Provides Cryptocurrency Swaps Over the Lightning Network

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

There’s a new exchange system under development called Zigzag.io, an app that allows users to swap bitcoin core for other digital assets like bitcoin cash, dash, and ethereum over the Lightning Network. The beta application is currently available to test cryptocurrency trades as the project launched on the main-network during the first week of September. […]The post Zigzag Platform Provides Cryptocurrency Swaps Over the Lightning Network appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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A Bitcoin Rat Is Occupying Wall Street

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Ten years after the financial crisis of 2008, an artist known as Nelson Saiers has placed his latest artwork across the street from the New York Federal Reserve building in the financial district. The piece is a giant sized and menacing-looking inflatable rat covered in Bitcoin code. The former Wall Street hedge fund manager and […]The post A Bitcoin Rat Is Occupying Wall Street appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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London’s LBX Launches Solution for Bank-Shunned Crypto Companies

bitcoin.com | 10-11-2018

Cryptocurrency businesses that have faced difficulties in securing banking services in the UK now have a new option. LBX has launched a new service offering access to an account where clients can store, manage and transfer both their fiat currency and cryptocurrency holdings. Also Read: Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to Asia “LBX […]The post London’s LBX Launches Solution for Bank-Shunned Crypto Companies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Major Indian Exchange Unocoin Launching Crypto ATMs

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

A major cryptocurrency exchange in India, Unocoin, has confirmed that it is launching crypto ATMs. While a formal announcement has not been made, an image of one of the exchange’s ATMs spreading on social media suggests that the machines support at least five cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unocoin’s Crypto […]The post Major Indian Exchange Unocoin Launching Crypto ATMs appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

The top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market valuation of more […]The post Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of fiat currency simply by pressing buttons on their computers. Value […]The post Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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New Venture Capital Fund Secures $100M to Invest in Crypto Startups

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

Dragonfly Capital Partners, a new crypto-focused venture capital firm, has announced the launch of its first $100 million fund dedicated to investments in crypto assets. Its investors include Okex, Bitmain and other well-known names in the industry. Also Read: Exchanges Roundup: Coinbase Volumes Hit 1-Year Low, UK Exchange to Fire Most Staff Meet Dragonfly Capital […]The post New Venture Capital Fund Secures $100M to Invest in Crypto Startups appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘Oxymonster,’ New Darknet Monitoring Tool

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

Two stories stand out in our latest trawl of the deep web for news that filters through to the cryptosphere. One concerns the sentencing of Dream vendor “Oxymonster,” whose controversial prosecution on U.S. soil is part of a wider trend. We also take a look at Blocktag, a new tool for monitoring darknet sales. Also […]The post Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘Oxymonster,’ New Darknet Monitoring Tool appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Quadrigacx Battles Bank Over $21.6M in Frozen Funds

bitcoin.com | 10-10-2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx has blamed an ongoing legal dispute over $21.6 million worth of funds that were frozen by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in January for delays experienced by some of its customers when requesting fiat currency withdrawals. Also Read: Japanese Internet Giant GMO to Launch Yen-Pegged Cryptocurrency Quadrigacx Blames Court Dispute With […]The post Quadrigacx Battles Bank Over $21.6M in Frozen Funds appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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