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Monitor Bitcoin Cash Development With the Coin Dance Tracking Page

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Cryptocurrency data website Coin Dance revealed on Friday the team’s revamped Bitcoin Cash protocol development tracking page. Interested proponents can get a comprehensive look at all the completed BCH developments, proposals, ideas that are being discussed, and concepts that are currently under development. Also read: Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down The […]The post Monitor Bitcoin Cash Development With the Coin Dance Tracking Page appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Market|Blockchain
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Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Linkedin has published its 2018 “Emerging Jobs Report” for the United States, in which it names “Blockchain Developer” as the most rapidly emerging employment position of the past year. According to the report, the position saw growth of 33x on Linkedin’s platform during 2018. Also Read: Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of […]The post Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Regulation|Blockchain|Technology|Wallet
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Will Coinbase Hit Its 2018 Target of $1.3 Billion in Revenue?

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The current crypto bear market is dragging on, with billions in cryptocurrency wealth wiped out in 2018. The trading volume of six year-old Coinbase has hit a yearly low. Despite the crypto winter, the company is continuing to raise funds and has reached an impressive valuation of $8 billion. But is this figure justified and […]The post Will Coinbase Hit Its 2018 Target of $1.3 Billion in Revenue? appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 9 From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence The most obvious objection to relying on self-defense…and restitution to prevent and rectify rights violations, is that these measures will be inadequate to deter criminals…Most people […]The post Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Blockchain|Fiat|BTC|Sponsored
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The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto assets” in order to prevent confusion with legal tender. Also in The Daily, the Justice Ministry in Moscow has confirmed that it classifies digital coins as “other property.” Finally, according to a recent report, stablecoins have seen significant growth over the […]The post The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Asia|BTC|Regulation
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Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Increasingly frequent action taken by the SEC against initial coin offerings is expected to lead to more cryptocurrency projects being forced to refund investors. Among those expected to be affected is the first U.S.-based cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, with the company bracing to receive refunds on a quarter of its ICO investments. Also Read: BTI […]The post Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|Regulation|BTC|Exchange|Business
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BTI Claims Only Two of Top 25 Crypto Exchanges Accurately Report Volume

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its December 2018 “Exchange Volumes Report,” claiming that only two of the top 25 cryptocurrency exchanges by reported volume on Coinmarketcap pairings accurately report their trade volume. The report also asserts that wash-trading is estimated to comprise 99 percent of the purported volume for 12 of the top […]The post BTI Claims Only Two of Top 25 Crypto Exchanges Accurately Report Volume appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTC

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

Gab, a social network dedicated to preserving freedom of speech, has announced that its store now accepts BTC directly after banks and payment processors denied the platform service. “Literally no one can no-platform our new crypto shop,” Gab announced. The platform integrated Btcpay Server after it was refused service by Coinbase and Bitpay. Also read: Indian […]The post Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTC appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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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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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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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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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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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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Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychological $100 billion market valuation. Furthermore, since our last markets update cryptocurrency global trade volumes are weaker than usual, with only $11.5 billion worth of […]The post Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person or the taste of an orange to someone who’s never peeled one. Two new Bitcoin […]The post These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides information about bitcoin ATM locations in the city of Moscow but its developers plan to expand its coverage globally. Also read: French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners Cryptocoinmap […]The post New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice of crypto crime concerning “bitcoin bandit” Nicholas Truglia. Also read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European […]The post The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Chatter Report: Voorhees Questions ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains ‘Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

In today’s Chatter Report, Erik Voorhees criticizes cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firms for reneging on their signed term sheet deals. Also, Steve Patterson calls out Amaury Sechet over Chris Pacia’s comment that miners don’t vote. Lastly, imaginary_username contemplates on the different roles of miners and users in Bitcoin.  Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions […]The post Chatter Report: Voorhees Questions ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains ‘Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Japan’s Monex Group Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in the US

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion […]The post Japan’s Monex Group Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in the US appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Exchange|BTC|Asia|Trading
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Tipping App Gitcash Returns With Plans to ‘Make It Rain’ BCH on Github

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

The Gitcash project has re-launched this week after taking a brief hiatus following the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. After returning, the Github tipping application has released a new splitting application for pre-fork bitcoin cash and this past ‘Tipping Tuesday’ the Gitcash crew “made it rain” BCH on unsuspecting Github projects. Also Read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut […]The post Tipping App Gitcash Returns With Plans to ‘Make It Rain’ BCH on Github appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Two French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have […]The post French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions […]The post Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Password Manager App Dashlane Mocks Cryptocurrency Owners

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

Having strong passwords is important for everyone in today’s world as it is full of hackers and other cyber criminals. And as cryptocurrency is value stored in code, it is no surprise that its owners are among the most paranoid about their data security. However, strong keys aren’t worth much if you can’t remember them.  […]The post Password Manager App Dashlane Mocks Cryptocurrency Owners appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

A new study confirms the crypto industry has a lot of progress to make to bridge the gender gap. It shows that startups conducting ICOs are still markedly male-dominated – over 85 percent of the team members in the surveyed companies are men. The data also suggests women are even less likely to hold executive […]The post Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Shakepay App Turns Spare Change Into Fractions of BTC

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

Canadians can now gradually accumulate small fractions of BTC by rounding up their everyday debit card purchases with a mobile application called Shakepay. The company launched in 2015 operates multiple cryptocurrency services and its new Shakepay Change element aims to provide individuals with a frictionless way to buy BTC in Canada. Also read: The Digital Revolution […]The post Shakepay App Turns Spare Change Into Fractions of BTC appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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The Daily: Uber Meets Bitcoin, Basis Stablecoin Shuts Down

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

In Thursday’s installment of The Daily, we report on a highly anticipated stablecoin project that’s failed before it’s even launched, and explore the strangely centralized world of crypto Twitter. First though, we’ll start with the news that a third party app has made it possible to pay for your Uber ride using BTC. Also read: Benchmark […]The post The Daily: Uber Meets Bitcoin, Basis Stablecoin Shuts Down appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

This past week has seen Latin American peer-to-peer markets continue to set records for trade volume. For the week ending Dec. 8, Argentina and Venezuela posted a new record for Localbitcoins trade when measured in fiat, while Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela also posted records for trade measured in BTC. Also Read: Zebpay Exchange Now Live in […]The post P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

Judge Business School, a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, has published its second annual report into the cryptoconomy. Its inaugural report surfaced in April 2017, just as crypto mania was exploding. A lot has happened in the ecosystem since then, and the school’s new 96-page report covers a good portion of it, with a […]The post Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

Zebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay […]The post Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

On Wednesday Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant exchange will offer USD pairs with top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core, litecoin, and ripple. Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol Bitpoint Japan Expands to Latin America Bitpoint […]The post Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

Google has just published its annual Year in Search query statistics for 2018 and the biggest question of last year was “What is Bitcoin?” According to Google Trends, searches for the term “Bitcoin” have declined rapidly since 2017, but web users querying its definition led internet searches last year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto […]The post Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Report: Lightning Network Still Way off Being Ready for Commercial Use

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

The Lightning Network (LN) is a second-layer protocol that was long promised as a solution to BTC’s scalability problem. However, the off-chain system is still very far from being able to support actual commence according to a new review by business management technology company Scipio ERP. Also Read: The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates […]The post Report: Lightning Network Still Way off Being Ready for Commercial Use appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers, Allianz Global, has called for global regulators to “outlaw” crypto assets. The outburst from CEO Andreas Utermann came during a panel discussion in London.  Also read: Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering Cryptocurrencies Have “Wiped out People’s Savings” Allianz Global Investors chief Andreas Utermann […]The post Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman, who has been previously accused of diverting company money for prostitutes, business acquisitions and luxury items, is facing charges of transferring $3 million of client funds to his own account for investment in a software […]The post Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Over the last couple of weeks, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has been talking fervently about zero-confirmation transactions and a new pre-consensus mechanism called Avalanche. On Monday, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia published a comprehensive description of the pre-consensus protocol that could theoretically bolster secure zero-confirmation BCH transactions. Also read: Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion […]The post BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitwala Begins Offering Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit Card

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Cryptocurrency banking provider Bitwala has started offering its banking service to cryptocurrency users in Germany, starting with 40,000 pre-registered customers. A spokesperson for the company has shared details with news.Bitcoin.com about this new service which will soon add support for additional countries and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]The post Bitwala Begins Offering Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit Card appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

The Netherlands is seeking to regulate cryptocurrency companies, supposedly in a bid to prevent money laundering and alleged terrorist financing. All virtual currency businesses will now be required to obtain an operating license from De Nederlandsche Bank, the country’s central bank, under draft legislation designed to prevent crypto assets such as BTC from being used […]The post Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover another cryptocurrency venue that now requires verification from traders, the latest exchange to update the BCH ticker since the recent hard fork, a new solution for reporting crypto taxes for cannabis merchants, and a new way in which founders are demonstrating commitment to their crypto businesses. Also […]The post The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical Bitcoins

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Bitcoin was born as a wholly digital currency, and it might have remained that way had it not been for the efforts of an early adopter from Utah. His name was Mike Caldwell, but on the Bitcointalk forum, he was better known as Casascius. The physical bitcoin creator took a digital phenomenon and converted into […]The post Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical Bitcoins appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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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.

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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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This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

If you hail a taxi in downtown London, you could wind up paying for more than just your fare. Pseudonymous cab driver Dave Jenkins is known as the Crypto Cabbie because as he drives passengers around London he provides the ability to purchase BTC. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable […]The post This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

It has been a year since the start of Cboe’s XBT futures contracts and CME Group’s bitcoin derivatives products launched last December. With super bearish prices these past few months, a lot has changed since the cryptocurrency economy touched all-time highs on spot markets. Meanwhile, bitcoin futures contracts have been growing and some skeptics still […]The post How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

U.K. lawmaker Eddie Hughes has proposed that taxpayers should have the option to pay council tax and utility bills in cryptocurrencies such as BTC. The 50 year-old conservative legislator for the Walsall North constituency said the move would place the country at the forefront of digital currency adoption in Europe. Also read: Gibraltar Exchange Obtains Insurance […]The post British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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New Platforms Track Major Stablecoin Markets

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

The birth of more stablecoins, which has coincided with significant market losses for traditional cryptocurrencies, has drawn attention to these fiat-pegged digital assets. Dedicated platforms are now aggregating statistical data about stablecoin markets for the benefit of traders. Also read: Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors The Stablecoin War Is Heating Up The last […]The post New Platforms Track Major Stablecoin Markets appeared first on Bitcoin 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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Crypto-Focused VCs Invest $30 Million in Digital Banking App

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

Good Money, a digital banking startup, has announced it’s raised $30 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Galaxy Digital with investments from Breyer Capital, Blocktower Capital, Boost VC, Ken Howery, Blockchange Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures, Troy Carter, Mitch Kapor, Peter Diamandis, Blake Mycoskie, Justin Rosenstein and others. Also Read: Law Professor: […]The post Crypto-Focused VCs Invest $30 Million in Digital Banking App appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about an electronic gift card program that Coinbase is extending to the U.S. market, new job offerings from Facebook that hint at the company’s blockchain plans, and an investment in the field from Unicef. Also Read: US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation Coinbase […]The post The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

A Japanese lawmaker has proposed four changes to Japan’s tax law to benefit crypto users and traders as well as widen the adoption of cryptocurrency in the country. The current tax rate of 55 percent could be lowered to 20 percent while crypto-to-crypto trading and small payments could be exempt from taxation. Also read: Indian Supreme […]The post Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment

bitcoin.com | 12-11-2018

Despite the market slump, the head of а village council in Ukraine has managed to earn profit from a cryptocurrency investment he made on behalf of the residents of the Elizavetovka, Dnipropetrovsk region. Earlier this year, Maxim Golosnoy bought a small amount of cryptocurrency using his own savings and has recently distributed dividends to the […]The post Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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