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One Month Later, Which Crypto Is Winning the Bitcoin Cash Split?

coindesk | 12-15-2018

After a month of wild volatility and 'hash wars,' the public still has yet to pick a clear favorite out of the two new bitcoin cash forks, BCHABC and BSV.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Crypto is for Activists: Why We Need More Cypherpunks, Not Cypherposers

coindesk | 12-15-2018

Bitcoin is activism, not a get rich quick scheme or a startup platform, says Lamassu's Zach Harvey.

Categories: BTC
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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 […]

Categories: Market|BTC
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Coinbase Revamps PayPal Withdrawals for US Crypto Users

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Coinbase customers in the U.S. can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts.

Categories: Other
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This Binance-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Built atop a near-forgotten anonymity system named mix networks, Nym Technologies is entering the proof-of-concept phase following a 10-week incubation program with Binance Labs.

Categories: Exchange
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Ethereum Chat Startup Status Lays Off 25% of Staff

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Citing the crypto bear market, Status.IM has laid off 25 staffers and asked remaining employees to take a pay cut.

Categories: ETH|Market|Trading
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EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade

coindesk | 12-14-2018

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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Crypto-Friendly Money App Revolut Wins EU Banking License

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

Categories: Regulation|Trading|Fiat
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Sephora Shoppers Are Getting Their First Bitcoin Using Crypto Startup Lolli

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

Categories: BTC
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Blockchain Developer Role Tops LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs List

coindesk | 12-14-2018

The role of blockchain developer has leaped straight to the top of LinkedIn's list of emerging jobs for 2018.

Categories: Blockchain
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Bitcoin Price Defies Oversold Conditions to Hit 15-Month Low

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Bitcoin tumbled to 15-month lows earlier today, defying hints of a rally signalled by current extreme oversold conditions.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Crypto Exchange SeedCX Is Barring Employees from Crypto Trading

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Seed CX has one of the crypto industry’s strictest policies on employee trading. In a word: Don’t.

Categories: Trading|Exchange
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US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

coindesk | 12-14-2018

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Violent Delights Lead to Violent Ends: Rebuilding After the Crypto Crash

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Dovey Wan is a founding partner of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain. You can follow her on Twitter at @doveywan.  The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  While emerging assets are always turbulent, 2018 has been an especially violent year for the crypto markets. Many […]

Categories: Market|ICO|Blockchain
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SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

coindesk | 12-14-2018

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

Categories: Regulation|ICO
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US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ Crypto to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Representative Warren Davidson has suggested using a cryptocurrency to crowdfund a wall on the Mexican border.

Categories: Other
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Binance Is Expanding Its Crypto Incubator to 5 New Cities

coindesk | 12-13-2018

One goal of the incubator is to foster projects that could get their tokens listed on Binance's exchange.

Categories: Exchange|ICO
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Gaming PC Maker Razer Offers Store Credit in Return for Crypto Mining

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has launched an app that rewards users for mining, but not with crypto or cash.

Categories: Mining
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Basis Stablecoin Confirms Shutdown, Blaming ‘Regulatory Constraints’

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Basis, the most well-funded stablecoin startup, says it couldn't overcome regulatory hurdles and is returning money to its investors.

Categories: Business
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ICO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

coindesk | 12-13-2018

ICO facilitator TokenSoft has acquired interest in a regulated broker-dealer to provide services that were previously impossible for the firm.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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South Korea’s Kakao Leads $15 Million Raise for Public Blockchain Startup Orbs

coindesk | 12-13-2018

South Korean messaging giant Kakao has led an over-$15 million investment in Israeli-based blockchain project Orbs.

Categories: Blockchain|ICO
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Former Apple Exec Joins Civic’s Decentralized Identity Platform

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Blockchain startup Civic has hired Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com.

Categories: Blockchain
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Blockstack Won’t Need to Sell Bitcoin or Ether to Survive Crypto Winter

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Blockstack limited its access to funds raised last year, so it couldn't spend faster than it gained traction. Now that's paying off.

Categories: ICO|BTC
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UAE Remittance Firm Launching Ripple-Based Payments in Q1 2019

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Abu Dhabi-based money transmitter UAE Exchange is working with Ripple to launch blockchain remittances to Asia early next year.

Categories: XRP|Exchange|Asia|Blockchain
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Bitcoin Price Consolidates Sub-$3.5K With Bulls and Bears in Stalemate

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Bitcoin is consolidating below $3,500 for the third day straight, but is a bull move building?

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Overstock Venture Chief Expects Market for Blockchain Products in 2019

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Overstock's blockchain arm, Medici Ventures, has big plans for 2019, as the e-commerce giant moves towards a February sale.

Categories: Blockchain|Market|ICO
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Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, is set to launch crypto trading in the first half of 2019, with ICO token trading coming later.

Categories: Trading|Exchange|ICO|Business
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A Built-In Ethereum Wallet Just Got Added to Opera’s Browser

coindesk | 12-13-2018

Opera has announced the public release of its "Web 3-ready" Android web browser featuring an ethereum wallet.

Categories: ETH
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Crypto 2018 Was a Tale Told By An Idiot – But It Doesn’t Have to Signify Nothing

coindesk | 12-13-2018

James Greaves is the co-founder of Glyph, an identity service built for the blockchain era. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  I’m completely out of crypto and I’ve been selling my bitcoin and ether all year. Does that disgust you? Disappoint you? If you just met me, I’m guessing […]

Categories: BTC|Market|ICO|Blockchain
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Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Venezuela has reportedly begun automatically converting residents' pensions into its controversial cryptocurrency.

Categories: Other
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Former AriseBank Execs Settle Charges in SEC ICO Fraud Lawsuit

coindesk | 12-12-2018

The SEC has settled charges with AriseBank's former CEO and COO, requiring the two to pay $2.7 million in disgorgement and $187,000 in penalties.

Categories: Regulation|ICO
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Deutsche Telekom, Alibaba Cloud, Citi Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Hyperledger has added 16 new members, including Deutsche Telekom, Europe's biggest telecommunications provider and Alibaba's cloud computing subsidiary.

Categories: Blockchain
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Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Geth has locked ethereum's upcoming Constantinople hard fork into its latest code release.

Categories: ETH|Technology
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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi

coindesk | 12-12-2018

BlockFi, a startup that offers U.S. dollar loans against crypto collateral, has raised $4 million from Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital and others.

Categories: ICO|Fiat|Business
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Allianz Global Investors Chief Calls for Cryptocurrency Ban

coindesk | 12-12-2018

The CEO and global CIO of Allianz's investment arm has said cryptocurrencies should be banned by regulators.

Categories: Business|Regulation
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Romper Room to White Linen: Saying Goodbye to Crypto’s Infant Anarchy

coindesk | 12-12-2018

As the crypto markets have matured, they've seen increasing acceptance with traditional finance and regulators, but there's still a way to go.

Categories: Regulation|Market|Business
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Bitcoin Price Charts Indicate Glimmer of Hope for Corrective Rally

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Bitcoin's struggle to build a notable bounce could end if prices beat key resistance above $3,600.

Categories: Market|BTC|Trading
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Kraken Is Seeking ‘War Chest’ Investment at a $4 Billion Valuation

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Crypto exchange Kraken is seeking investment from select clients with a minimum $100,000 buy-in.

Categories: Exchange
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Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power – but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.

Categories: BTC|Mining|Technology
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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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Payments Startup Bitwala Now Offers Crypto Banking in Germany

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Germany-based payments startup Bitwala is now offering crypto banking services in the country in partnership with local fintech firm SolarisBank.

Categories: ICO
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The Future of ICOs: In the Hands of Regulators or Innovators?

coindesk | 12-12-2018

What is the future of initial coin offerings? One of the movements early leaders suggests the market might be at a tipping point.

Categories: ICO|Market|Regulation|Sponsored
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Gemini Launches New Mobile App for Crypto Traders

coindesk | 12-11-2018

Gemini has launched a mobile app with full functionality, allowing customers to buy, sell and transfer funds, among other features.

Categories: Other
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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.

Categories: ETH|Regulation|Blockchain
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C-Suite Departure: Coinbase’s Chief Product Officer Has Left the Startup

coindesk | 12-11-2018

CoinDesk has learned of a C-suite departure at Coinbase.

Categories: Other
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ConsenSys ‘Town Hall’ Shows Staff Shaken at Ethereum’s Largest Startup

coindesk | 12-11-2018

Chat logs obtained from a ConsenSys town hall last week reveal a mix of shock and support following the company's announced layoffs.

Categories: ETH
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Coinone Exchange Launches Cross-Border Payments App With Ripple Tech

coindesk | 12-11-2018

South Korean crypto exchange Coinone has launched Cross, an app providing cross-border remittances using Ripple's xCurrent product.

Categories: XRP|Exchange|Technology
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Panic Mode? What a Wall Street Chart Tells Us About Bitcoin’s Price

coindesk | 12-11-2018

Hope, euphoria or panic? What the “Wall Street Cheat Sheet” can tell us about the current state of the bitcoin market.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Blockchain-Friendly UK Lawmaker Calls for Crypto Tax Payments

coindesk | 12-11-2018

British politician Eddie Hughes has proposed allowing local taxes and bills to be paid with cryptocurrencies.

Categories: Regulation
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Crypto Assets on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Can Now Be Insured

coindesk | 12-11-2018

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, a subsidiary of the island's stock exchange, is now offering insurance cover for crypto assets.

Categories: Exchange|Blockchain|ICO|Business