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Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

Speculation on future adoption is a substantial Bitcoin price driver, while “actual utility” is not, according to BitPay CEO Stephen Pair

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Trading
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Top Cryptos See Mixed Gains & Losses, Bitcoin Fights to Stay Over $3,200

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

In the past 24 hours Bitcoin briefly dropped under the $3.2K mark, and top cryptocurrencies reported moderated losses

Categories: BTC|ETH|LTC|XRP|USDT
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From South Korea to IBM Food Trust - How Blockchain Is Used in the Food Industry

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

From IBM Food Trust to South Korean government - here is how blockchain is used in the food industry

Categories: Blockchain|Asia
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Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware as Top Malware in Some Countries

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

In certain countries, malware that uses infected hardware for unauthorized crypto mining is increasingly becoming the top cyber threat

Categories: BTC|Mining
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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

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

Categories: Blockchain
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Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff, saying that those roles are “non-essential” to the company’s long-term growth projects

Categories: Market|ETH|Altcoin
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Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

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

Categories: Blockchain|Exchange|Market
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Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

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

Categories: Exchange|Regulation|Blockchain
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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

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

Categories: Exchange|Blockchain
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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: Market|ICO|Regulation|Business
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Bitcoin to Be Worth ‘Great Deal More’ in Three Years, Circle Co-Founder Says

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: BTC|Market
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Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: Regulation|Blockchain|ICO
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European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

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

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: BTC|ETH|LTC|XRP|ADA
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Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto 'Fan Tokens'

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: ICO|ETH|Altcoin
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Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

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

Categories: Regulation|Fiat|Blockchain
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US Credit Union Blockchain Consortium Joins R3's Global Ecosystem

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

CULedger, a U.S. credit union service organization-owned blockchain consortium, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem

Categories: Blockchain|Technology|Business
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Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain with Porsche Holdings, the largest car distributor in Europe

Categories: Blockchain|Fiat
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Bitcoin Cash Tanks 13 Percent as Major Cryptocurrencies All Fall Hard

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Bitcoin Cash tanks 13 percent as major cryptocurrencies all fall hard

Categories: BTC|ETH|Market|Altcoin
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Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USDC to Its Combined Stablecoin Market

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Major crypto exchange Binance has added Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin as a quote asset for several new trading pairs in its combined Stablecoin Market

Categories: Exchange|Market|Trading|Altcoin|Fiat
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US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Don’t respond to Bitcoin bomb scammers or pay them ransom money, U.S. gov’t agency tells victims

Categories: BTC
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Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform

Categories: Blockchain|ETH
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Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Ongoing compliance crackdown in the U.S. sparks warning from Pantera Capital, with 25 percent of its ICO portfolio at risk

Categories: ICO|Regulation
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Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Declarations, partnerships, agreements - Europe is making moves toward blockchain adoption

Categories: Blockchain|Regulation
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LinkedIn Report: Blockchain Developer Leads List of Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The recent 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report by LinkedIn has found that the role of blockchain developer is the fastest growing job in the U.S. in 2018

Categories: Blockchain
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Church's Chicken Starts Accepting Dash in Venezuela After KFC Confusion

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

U.S. fast food chain Church’s Chicken has started accepting Dash payments at its locations in Venezuela.

Categories: DASH|Altcoin
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Security Token Platform TokenSoft Invests in SEC-Regulated Broker-Dealer

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Security token firm TokenSoft has acquired a stake in an SEC-compliant broker-dealer to expand the range of its services

Categories: ICO|Regulation|Altcoin
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Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

A Lithuanian banking license has been obtained by Revolut, a banking and cryptocurrency app

Categories: Altcoin
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Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It Is’

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

U.S. and U.K. internet users ask ‘What is Bitcoin?’ more than any other ‘What is…?’ query

Categories: BTC
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Gaming Hardware Firm Razer Launches Token-Based Loyalty System and Desktop Miner

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Gaming hardware producer Razer has upgraded its token-based reward system and launched a desktop miner that utilizes users’ idle processing power

Categories: Mining|Altcoin
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US Congressman Offers to Fund Mexican Border Wall Using Blockchain, 'Wall Coins'

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson suggests building a border wall using crowdfunding, blockchain and “wall coins”

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Regulation
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Fundstat’s Tom Lee Says Fair Value of Bitcoin to Reach $150K Per Coin

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Bitcoin advocate Tom Lee has stated that the fair value of Bitcoin is “significantly” higher than its current price, and could reach as high as $150,000

Categories: BTC|Market|Trading
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Confirmed: Basis CEO Says Project Will Shut Down due to Regulatory Concerns

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Basis’ CEO has confirmed the stablecoin will shut down, citing regulatory concerns around its “secondary tokens”

Categories: Regulation|ICO|Blockchain
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South Korean Internet Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Startup Orbs

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

South Korea’s largest messaging app operator, Kakao, has invested in Israeli blockchain startup, Orbs

Categories: Blockchain|ETH
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Bitcoin Price Near $3,400, Wider Crypto Markets See Another Mild Slump

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

After experiencing a small rebound yesterday, crypto markets are seeing another mild slump today, Bitcoin hovers around $3,400

Categories: BTC|Market|ETH|XRP|Trading
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PwC Partners With BitFury to Create Blockchain Accelerator in Russia

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Global consulting group PwC partners with mining company Bitfury to launch a business blockchain accelerator in Russia

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|Business
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Number of Crypto Users Nearly Doubled in 2018, Study Says

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

According to a recently published study, the number of crypto users nearly doubled in the first three quarters of this year

Categories: BTC
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Opera Releases ‘Web 3-Ready’ Android Browser With Ethereum, DApp Support

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Opera browser has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum and interactions with DApps

Categories: ETH|Blockchain
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UAE Exchange, Ripple to Launch Blockchain Remittances to Asia by Q1 2019

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

UAE Exchange has partnered with Ripple to launch blockchain cross-border remittances to Asia by Q1 2019

Categories: XRP|Asia|Exchange|Blockchain|Altcoin
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PAX Stablecoin Exceeds $5 Billion in Transactions in First 3 Months

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

USD-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard (PAX) has exceeded $5 billion worth of transaction volume

Categories: Altcoin
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France: Gov’t Report Recommends $570 Million Blockchain Investment

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

New French governmental report highlights Bitcoin mining and blockchain investment

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|BTC
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Report: Venezuela Converts Pension Bonuses into State-Issued Crypto Petro

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

The Venezuelan gov’t has reportedly converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro

Categories: Altcoin|Commodity
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Ethereum Hacks on the Rise Again as Price Remains Below $100

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Port scanning attacks mean some Ethereum users and miners can lose their holdings to hackers

Categories: ETH|Trading|Altcoin
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Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Major algorithmic stablecoin project Basis to shut down operations and return the majority of the $133 million it raised in April, sources report

Categories: ICO|Regulation|Altcoin|Business
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Hyperledger Onboards 12 New Members Including Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom and Citi

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

12 new organizations have joined the blockchain initiative Hyperledger, including Alibaba Cloud, Citi and Deutsche Telekom, among others

Categories: Blockchain
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Report: Court Ruling to Return Mistakenly Sent Cryptocurrency Could Set Precedent

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

A blog post from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law notes the possible precedent for lost and stolen crypto claims following a recent trial in Canada

Categories: Regulation|ETH|Blockchain
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AriseBank Founders to Pay $2.7 Million in Fines to Settle ICO Fraud Charges

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

A U.S. federal court has ordered the founders of crypto startup AriseBank to pay $2.7 million for allegedly defrauding hundreds of investors in its Initial Coin Offering

Categories: ICO|BTC|Regulation|Altcoin|Business
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Major Ethereum Software Client Upgrades in Preparation for Constantinople Hard Fork

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

A major Ethereum software client, Geth, has released a code upgrade that includes an activation time for the Constantinople hard fork in January 2019

Categories: ETH|Technology|Blockchain
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Crypto Markets See Modest Gains, Bitcoin Rises Above $3,400

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Crypto markets are seeing modest gains, with all the top 20 coins trading in the green today

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|XRP|Trading
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Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

A Canadian trial court has ruled that a sum of mistakenly transferred Ethereum tokens should be returned to the rightful holder

Categories: ICO|ETH|Regulation|Blockchain