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Crypto Trading 101: An Introduction to Support and Resistance

coindesk | 08-19-2018

Support and resistance levels help identify areas of supply and demand, and are an important aspect of price charts for traders to understand.

Categories: Trading|Market
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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

coindesk | 08-19-2018

The U.K. is on the cusp of leaving the E.U., sparking concern for blockchain startups working within a government-run regulatory sandbox.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Sponsored
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Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

coindesk | 08-18-2018

A conference this week in Canada saw discussion of how securities tokens might offer a path for blockchain products to reach consumers.

Categories: ICO|Market|Blockchain|Trading
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Non-Believable Tokens: The 7 Strangest Crypto Collectibles Explained

coindesk | 08-18-2018

It started with CryptoKitties, but it keeps getting weirder. CoinDesk takes you on a wild ride through the world of non-fungible tokens.

Categories: ICO|ETH|Sponsored
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Pornhub Subsidiary to Reward Viewers With Crypto Tokens

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Tube8 has partnered up with with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to pay viewers for interacting with its services.

Categories: ICO|Mining
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US Border Officials to Test Blockchain for Certificate Tracking

coindesk | 08-17-2018

CBP plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement and Central American Free Trade Agreement certificates.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Artist Ai Weiwei Uses Ethereum to Make Art About 'Value'

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Ai Weiwei and Kevin Abosch is looking to blockchain to start a conversation on the value of human life.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain
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Crypto Mining Firm Receives Bomb Threat Over Noise Level

coindesk | 08-17-2018

A bomb threat was sent on Saturday to Kryptovault, a Norwegian cryptocurrency mining company, for disturbing the peace.

Categories: Mining
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Zcash Sets Stage for 'Sapling' Upgrade With New Software Release

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Privacy coin zcash is gearing up for its upcoming "Sapling" hard fork with the first release of compatible network software.

Categories: ZEC|Technology
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California Judge Orders Accused Hacker to Pay Bail in Crypto

coindesk | 08-17-2018

A man has been ordered to pay bail in cryptocurrency while he faces charges of hacking the computer network of a San Francisco game company.

Categories: Regulation
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Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for 'Collaborative' Authentication Tool

coindesk | 08-17-2018

In a patent filing released Thursday, Capital One set out a blockchain system its says allows secure user authentication across multiple platforms.

Categories: Blockchain
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3 Charts Suggest Bitcoin Prices Could Be Headed Higher

coindesk | 08-17-2018

The technical charts continue to call a rally to $7K despite bitcoin showing signs of exhaustion around $6,500.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has launched a blockchain platform along with its first application – one for tracking invoices.

Categories: Blockchain
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What ETF? There's a Wall Street Stock That's Already Tracking Bitcoin

coindesk | 08-17-2018

A publicly traded stock is tracking the price of bitcoin, a correlation that appears to have played out over a period of years.

Categories: BTC|Market|Business|Trading
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UK Crypto Futures Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash Contract

coindesk | 08-17-2018

U.K.-based cryptocurrency futures exchange Crypto Facilities is adding a bitcoin cash product to its offerings.

Categories: BTC|Exchange
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Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO Hit by Class Action Lawsuit

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Unikrn, an e-sport betting firm that conducted an ICO last year, is now facing a class action suit that accuses it of violating US securities law.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Unstoppable Scams? Ethereum's Gambling Problem Is Only Getting Worse

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Concern for user safety on ethereum is growing, in part, due to the warning cries of gambling dapp developers themselves who warn danger is afoot.

Categories: ETH|Sponsored
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Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System

coindesk | 08-17-2018

Coinbase is looking into creating more secure digital payment platforms to help merchants accept bitcoin, a patent filing reveals.

Categories: BTC
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Nvidia: 'Substantial Decline' in GPU Sales from Crypto Miners

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Nvidia has seen a "substantial decline" in revenue from cryptocurrency miners, the company announced in its second quarter results Thursday.

Categories: Business
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Genesis Mining to End Unprofitable Crypto Contracts

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Cloud mining service Genesis Mining is forcing some clients to upgrade to a five-year subscription or else lose services, it announced Thursday.

Categories: Mining
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California Is Open to Allowing Crypto Political Donations

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Candidates for public office in California may soon be able to accept cryptocurrencies as donations, though the practice has not yet been codified.

Categories: Regulation
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ASX Head Says New DLT System Could Save Billions

coindesk | 08-16-2018

The Australian Securities Exchange is looking to blockchain technology as a potential replacement for its clearing and settlement services.

Categories: Exchange|Blockchain|Technology
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Judge Rules Against ICO Founder in Fraud Lawsuit

coindesk | 08-16-2018

A federal judge ruled against Monkey Capital and Daniel Harrison after finding he defrauded victims in an initial coin offering.

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Ethereum Classic Jumps 15% Ahead of Today's Coinbase Launch

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Ethereum classic will be listed for the first time on Coinbase later today and the market is already reacting positively.

Categories: Market|ETH
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Soccer Body UEFA Scores 'Successful' Blockchain Ticketing Trial

coindesk | 08-16-2018

European soccer body UEFA says it has completed a "successful" trial of a mobile ticketing app built with blockchain.

Categories: Blockchain
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US Senate to Examine Energy Efficiency of Blockchain

coindesk | 08-16-2018

The U.S. Senate will host a hearing on blockchain's energy use and whether the tech can be used to protect infrastructure next week.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Technology
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Ripple Endorses 'Preferred' Crypto Exchanges for XRP Payments

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Ripple is recommending three cryptocurrency exchanges as the "preferred partners" for transacting on its xRapid payments platform.

Categories: XRP
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Plz No Cat: The Future of Crypto Disputes Is Being Decided By Doges

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Kleros, an ethereum-based blockchain resolution platform, makes you run a gauntlet of adorable shibes. But why? Very dispute, such resolution!

Categories: ETH|ICO|Blockchain|Sponsored
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Airbnb Co-Founder Backs $22 Million Funding for Crypto Dealer SFOX

coindesk | 08-16-2018

A cryptocurrency dealer for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals has closed a Series A funding round of $22.7 million.

Categories: Business|Trading
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$6.6K: Bitcoin Price Eyes New Target for Bull Reversal

coindesk | 08-16-2018

A move past a key resistance at $6,675 would confirm a short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change in bitcoin.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Pantera Capital Raises $71 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Blockchain investment company Pantera Capital has launched a new crypto fund with over $71 million already committed.

Categories: Blockchain
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There's a Huge Opportunity for Everyone in Crypto, It's Called KYC/AML

coindesk | 08-16-2018

If our goal is mass adoption, blockchain and crypto firms should work closely with regulators and come up with new ways to solve big thorny problems.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain
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South Korea Budgets $880 Million for Tech Including Blockchain

coindesk | 08-16-2018

The South Korean government will invest over $880 million next year in order to boost the development of innovative technologies including blockchain.

Categories: Blockchain|Asia|Technology
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What Intel's Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

coindesk | 08-16-2018

A new security flaw doesn't bode well for experimental cryptocurrency projects looking to use trusted hardware in the near future.

Categories: Sponsored
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BMO, Pension Plan Pilot Blockchain for Fixed Income Issuance

coindesk | 08-16-2018

Canadian financial firm BMO Capital Markets is working with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on a new blockchain pilot.

Categories: Blockchain|Market
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Crypto Bulls Fighting Back? Market Sees Green After Sell-Off

coindesk | 08-15-2018

The cryptocurrency market flashed green Wednesday following a major downturn.

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH
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Coinbase Acquires Digital Identity Startup Distributed Systems

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Coinbase is advancing its push into developing a secure digital identity platform by acquiring San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems.

Categories: Other
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AT&T Sued for $224 Million After Phone Hackers Rob Crypto Investor

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Michael Terpin is suing AT&T, claiming the company's failure to protect his cell phone data lead to hackers stealing $24 million in cryptocurrencies.

Categories: Regulation|Business
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SEC Expands Inquiry Into Riot Blockchain, Filing Reveals

coindesk | 08-15-2018

The legal woes of biotech company-turned-crypto miner Riot Blockchain don't appear to be slowing down.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain
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Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

coindesk | 08-15-2018

The American Association of Insurance Services is turning to IBM Blockchain to support a new automated insurance reporting tool.

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research.

Categories: Mining
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Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Several blockchain associations in South Korea are pushing back against a government proposal they fear will stifle industry innovation.

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|Exchange|Asia
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Breakdown Over? Bitcoin Indicators Suggest Price Outlook Is Improving

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Bitcoin looks to have fought off recent bear attacks that saw prices landing just above the yearly low of $5,755.

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Y Combinator's New China Chief Is Bullish on Blockchain

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Lu Qi, the head of Y Combinator's new China division, believes blockchain has great potential for entrepreneurship in the long run.

Categories: Asia|Blockchain|Trading
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Prime Trust Enters Crypto Custody Race, Will Hold 'Any' Ethereum Token

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Prime Trust, a Nevada trust company, says it can handle custody for bitcoin, ether and any token issued on ethereum under the ERC-20 standard.

Categories: ETH|ICO|BTC|Regulation
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Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Token Venture Fund

coindesk | 08-15-2018

LINE has announced yet another move into the cryptocurrency space with the launch of a $10 million token venture fund.

Categories: ICO
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Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing's Standing In The Way

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Bitcoin could get better privacy with Taproot, but there's one big obstacle - it can't be deployed until another technology goes through.

Categories: Technology|BTC|Sponsored
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Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

coindesk | 08-15-2018

Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, a new study reports.

Categories: Other
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Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency

coindesk | 08-14-2018

Venezuela is set to begin using its "petro" cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit, according to the country's president.

Categories: Regulation
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Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup

coindesk | 08-14-2018

Playboy is suing Canadian blockchain company Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) for fraud and breach of contract.

Categories: Blockchain