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Sep 24, 2021
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China's Crypto Crackdown: Fundamentals Still Show Bull Market Continuation, Bobby Lee Says 'Don’t Panic'
By: Jamie Redman

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, published a Q&A to its website which said that Chinese citizens participating in virtual currency exchange offshore is “considered illegal financial activity.” Read More

Sep 24, 2021
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Smart Marketing Token (SMT) Is on a Mission to Help Blockchain Projects Reach Their Goals
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Blockchain developers can find it very daunting to attract an audience these days, when so many new ventures are hitting the market at an ever increasing pace. Read More

Sep 23, 2021
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Hackers Compromise Web Portal Bitcoin.org — DNS Hijack Replaces Site With BTC Doubler Scam
By: Jamie Redman

"On Thursday, the pseudonymous operator of Bitcoin.org told the public on Twitter that the web portal has been “compromised.” Read More

Sep 22, 2021
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Crypto Twitter cries foul after noticing NBA star John Wall’s NFT has a Fortnite background
By: Turner Wright

"Celebs really think they can come into an industry they know nothing about, never interact with the community, then launch a scam project they’ll abandon in 3 months?” questioned Twitter user 0x_fxnction. Read More

Sep 22, 2021
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US Sanctions Russian Crypto Broker Suex for Laundering Millions in Illicit Funds
By: Lubomir Tassev

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted Suex, a cryptocurrency broker based in Russia, for its money laundering activities. Read More

Sep 21, 2021
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Coinbase Abandons Plan to Launch Lend Program After SEC Threatens Lawsuit
By: Kevin Helms

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has dropped its plan to launch a lending program after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) threatened to sue the company. Read More

Sep 20, 2021
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Bitcoin.com Doubles Down on Non-Custodial Model
By: Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com, in line with its vision to support ‘economic freedom,’ is refocusing its efforts on non-custodial, or ‘self hosted,’ crypto products, including exchange. Read More

Sep 20, 2021
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AT&T Sued by Customer After Security Breach Led to Theft of Cryptocurrency
By: Kevin Helms

An AT&T customer filed a lawsuit against the company last week accusing it of failing to provide “reasonable and appropriate security to prevent unauthorized access to its customer wireless accounts.” Read More

Sep 20, 2021
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Bitcoin Hashrate Climbs 128% Over 83 Days, Network's Mystery Miners Disappear
By: Jamie Redman

Bitcoin’s hashrate has been climbing higher during the last two weeks, hitting 174 exahash per second (EH/s) on two occasions since June 28. Read More

Sep 20, 2021
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Crypto Market Values Nosedive Amid Global Market Meltdown, Widening Default Risks
By: Jamie Redman

Crypto markets have dropped a great deal in value over the last 24 hours as crypto assets across the board have lost anywhere between 7-15% in value during this time period. Read More

Sep 17, 2021
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US Lawmakers Propose to Subject Cryptocurrencies to Wash Sale Rule
By: Kevin Helms

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed to subject cryptocurrencies to the “wash sale” rule. Since cryptocurrencies are treated as property by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), they are currently not subject to the wash sale rule. Read More

Sep 17, 2021
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Dogecoin Rival Shiba Inu Spikes in Value While DOGE Prices Flounder, SHIB Jumps 21% in 24 Hours
By: Jamie Redman

While the dogecoin’s token price has floundered during the last seven days, the meme-coin’s rival shiba inu (SHIB) has moved up the ranks in terms of weekly gains. Read More

Sep 16, 2021
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AMC Confirms Plan to Accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash
By: Kevin Helms

The world’s largest movie exhibition company, AMC Entertainment, has announced its plan to accept cryptocurrencies by year-end. Read More

Sep 16, 2021
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Coinbase Files to Offer Cryptocurrency Futures and Derivatives Trading
By: Kevin Helms

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has filed an application with the National Futures Association (NFA) to offer futures and derivatives trading on its platform. Read More

Sep 15, 2021
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BNY Attorney General Shuts Down Crypto Trading Platform Coinseed That Cheated Investors out of Millions
By: Kevin Helms

New York Attorney General Letitia James has secured a court order to shut down cryptocurrency exchange Coinseed. Read More

Sep 14, 2021
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Bank of Russia Recommends Banks to Block Cards, Wallets Used to Transact With Crypto Exchangers
By: Lubomir Tassev

The central bank of Russia has advised commercial banks on how to identify and block cards and wallet accounts used by shady businesses. Read More

Sep 14, 2021
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Walmart Investigates How Fake Press Release of Its Partnership With Litecoin Got Posted
By: Kevin Helms

Following the fake news of its partnership with Litecoin, Walmart Inc. says it is looking into how the fraudulent press release was issued. Read More

Sep 13, 2021
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Ethereum Transfer Fees Drop From Recent Highs, L2 ETH Solutions Between 46-97% Cheaper
By: Jamie Redman

At the end of August, Ethereum network gas costs skyrocketed and tapped a high of $59 per transaction on September 7, according to the average transaction fee spent on that day. Read More

Sep 13, 2021
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US Treasury Department Officials Discuss 'Risks and Benefits Posed by Stablecoins' With Players From Financial Industry
By: Terence Zimwara

The U.S. Treasury Department is reported to have held meetings with participants from the country’s financial industry to discuss “the risks and benefits posed by stablecoins.” Read More

Sep 12, 2021
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Crypto Mining Should Be Registered and Taxed in Russia, Financial Market Committee Chair Says
By: Lubomir Tassev

Cryptocurrency mining should be registered as entrepreneurial activity and taxed as such, according to Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of Russia’s parliamentary Financial Market Committee. Read More

Sep 12, 2021
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BIS Asks Central Banks to Urgently Develop CBDCs to Compete With Crypto Assets
By: Kevin Helms

TThe head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, Benoît Cœuré, has urged central banks to act now on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to compete with initiatives in the private sector, including cryptocurrencies. Read More

Sep 11, 2021
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$30 Million Crypto Scheme’s Leader Pleads Guilty, Facing up to 20 Years in Prison
By: Kevin Helms

The leader of a cryptocurrency scheme that swindled over $30 million from investors has pleaded guilty to fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said. He now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Read More

Sep 10, 2021
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Many Major Airlines Can Now Accept Cryptocurrencies via UATP Global Payment Network
By: Kevin Helms

Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) is bringing more than 300 airline members and travel merchants cryptocurrency payment options. Read More

Sep 10, 2021
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Lawmaker Presents Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Panama
By: Kevin Helms

A Panamanian lawmaker has introduced a bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in the National Assembly. Read More

Sep 09, 2021
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Ukraine Adopts Law ‘On Virtual Assets’ to Regulate Crypto Market
By: Lubomir Tassev

The parliament in Kyiv has passed legislation determining the rules for crypto-related operations in Ukraine. Read More

Sep 09, 2021
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India's Cryptocurrency Legislation Will Be 'Distinct and Unique,' Says Lawmaker
By: Kevin Helms

The chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance explains that cryptocurrency legislation in India will be “distinct and unique.” Read More

Sep 08, 2021
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El Salvador reportedly fixes crypto wallet after bumpy Bitcoin rollout
By: Arijit Sarkar

Chivo Bitcoin wallet was taken down for five hours for maintenance after users reported various issues with the application. Read More

Sep 08, 2021
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Edward Snowden Says Competing Nations Now Under Pressure to Acquire Bitcoin Following El Salvador
By: Kevin Helms

Following El Salvador making bitcoin legal tender, privacy activist and whistleblower Edward Snowden says, “there is now pressure on competing nations to acquire bitcoin — even if only as a reserve asset.” Read More

Sep 07, 2021
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Microstrategy Avoids 'Multi-Billion Dollar Mistake' by Choosing Bitcoin Over Gold
By: Kevin Helms

Nasdaq-listed company Microstrategy has avoided a “multi-billion dollar mistake” by choosing to invest in bitcoin instead of gold. Read More

Sep 06, 2021
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Sunacrip and Venezuelan Intelligence Police Issue Warning on Cryptocurrency Scams
By: Sergio Goschenko

Sunacrip, the Venezuelan cryptocurrency watchdog, and the Intelligence Police (CICPC) issued a warning for the general population about cryptocurrency scams. Read More

Sep 06, 2021
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Bitcoin Quickly Jumps Above the $52K Zone Only to Get Pushed Back, Crypto Economy Climbs 3.5%
By: Jamie Redman

Bitcoin surpassed the $52K handle on Monday morning, as crypto-asset markets have been moving northbound and gathering more fiat value. Read More

Sep 05, 2021
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Bloomberg senior strategist calls Bitcoin a global reserve asset on the path to $100K
By: SAM BOURGI

Following a massive correction, digital assets led by Bitcoin and Ethereum are on track for new highs, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Read More

Sep 05, 2021
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Bitcoin Legal Tender in 3 Days but Survey Shows 7 Out of 10 Salvadorans Want Bitcoin Law Repealed
By: Kevin Helms

Bitcoin is becoming legal tender in El Salvador in three days. However, a nationwide survey conducted by the University Institute of Public Opinion (Iudop) shows that seven out of 10 Salvadorans want the government to repeal the Bitcoin Law. Read More

Sep 04, 2021
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BBVA Switzerland Launches ‘New Gen’ Digital Account With Integrated Crypto Wallet
By: Lubomir Tassev

Clients of BBVA Switzerland will be able to buy, store, and trade crypto assets with a digital account that comes with a cryptocurrency wallet. Read More

Sep 03, 2021
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Crypto and blockchain jobs' share grew 118% in ten months, new data shows
By: MARIE HUILLET

Not only has demand for cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related expertise increased, but new data suggests that the kinds of roles being posted have shifted over time. Read More

Sep 03, 2021
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South Africa's financial regulator issues warning against Binance
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

South African authorities are the latest to warn against using Binance, saying the exchange is not authorized to operate in the country. Read More

Sep 03, 2021
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Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa to Trial Cross-Border Digital Currency Payments
By: Lubomir Tassev

The central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Republic of South Africa have set out to test the use of state-issued digital currencies in cross-border payments. Read More

Sep 02, 2021
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Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused by Illegal Crypto Miners
By: Lubomir Tassev

Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has rejected claims blaming illegal cryptocurrency miners for the continuing electricity shortages in the country. Read More

Sep 02, 2021
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US Consumer Crypto Survey: Almost 50% Invested in Cryptocurrencies This Year
By: Kevin Helms

A crypto survey of U.S. consumers, commissioned by regulated crypto platform Bakkt, shows that nearly half of all respondents said they invested in cryptocurrencies during the first half of the year. Read More

Sep 01, 2021
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Former US President Donald Trump: Cryptocurrencies Are 'a Disaster Waiting to Happen'
By: Kevin Helms

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says cryptocurrencies are “potentially a disaster waiting to happen.” Read More

Sep 01, 2021
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Biden Administration Pushes Global Crypto Data Sharing Rules in $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill: Report
By: Kevin Helms

The Biden administration is reportedly pushing to include global crypto data sharing rules in the $3.5 trillion budget package. Read More

Aug 31, 2021
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Slovenia Prepares to Impose 10% Tax on Spending and Selling Cryptocurrency
By: Lubomir Tassev

The tax authority of Slovenia has put forward a proposal to change the crypto taxation rules in the country, local media reported. Read More

Aug 30, 2021
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Crypto Assets: Securities or Commodities? Commissioner Explains How They Are Regulated in US
By: Kevin Helms

A commissioner with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has detailed how crypto assets are regulated in the U.S. and whether they fall under the jurisdiction of the CFTC or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More

Aug 30, 2021
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IMF: Bitcoin Is Privately Issued Crypto With Substantial Risks, Inadvisable as Legal Tender
By: Kevin Helms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that crypto assets, like bitcoin, are privately issued with substantial risks, and “Making them equivalent to a national currency is an inadvisable shortcut.” The crypto community disagrees. Read More

Aug 29, 2021
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Crypto, Congress and the Commission: What’s next for the ‘Wild West’?
By: GUEST AUTHORS

Recently, there’s been much regulatory activity around crypto; anyone whose business deals with digital assets will need to pay attention. Read More

Aug 29, 2021
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Buying Bitcoin and Ether Just Got Easier in Honduras With Cryptocurrency ATM
By: Kevin Helms

A cryptocurrency ATM has been installed in Honduras where users can buy bitcoin and ether. According to reports, this is the first crypto ATM in the country. Read More

Aug 28, 2021
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Korean Government Creates Dedicated Division to Oversee Crypto Transactions
By: Kevin Helms

South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), is establishing a dedicated division to oversee cryptocurrency transactions. Read More

Aug 28, 2021
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World's Second-Leading Crypto Network Ethereum Splits Into Two Chains
By: Jamie Redman

The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency network, in terms of market capitalization, Ethereum, saw a chain split today as a software bug affected a large quantity of full node clients. Read More

Aug 27, 2021
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US Senator Soliciting Proposals to Ensure Federal Law Supports Cryptocurrency
By: Kevin Helms

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is soliciting ideas and proposals on cryptocurrency regulation. Read More

Aug 26, 2021
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London’s impact: Ethereum 2.0's staking contract becomes largest ETH holder
By: Anirudh Tiwari

The host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” show, Jim Cramer, has recommended putting up to 5% of portfolios in cryptocurrency. Read More

Aug 26, 2021
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Mad Money's Jim Cramer Recommends Putting up to 5% of Portfolios in Crypto
By: Kevin Helms

The host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” show, Jim Cramer, has recommended putting up to 5% of portfolios in cryptocurrency. Read More

Aug 25, 2021
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XMR Developer Announces Bitcoin to Monero Atomic Swap Capabilities
By: Jamie Redman

For quite some time, trustless, cross-chain trades called atomic swaps have been a holy grail of sorts and a number of blockchain developers have worked on making them a reality. Read More

Aug 24, 2021
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MicroStrategy splashes $177M on Bitcoin, now holds almost 109,000 BTC
By: Osato Avan-Nomayo

MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin holdings are now worth more than $5.3 billion at the current BTC price. Read More

Aug 24, 2021
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Bitcoin returns to classic resistance, but belief in a fresh BTC price pullback is fading
By: William Suberg

Bitcoin “doesn’t owe you any pullbacks” from current levels, one analyst argues as stability returns to crypto markets. Read More

Aug 24, 2021
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Union Bank of Philippines Pilots Crypto Custody Service, Says 'Digital Assets Are Here to Stay'
By: Kevin Helms

Union Bank of the Philippines (Unionbank) is reportedly gearing up to offer a crypto custody service, which the bank says is in full compliance with the central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Read More

Aug 23, 2021
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Bitcoin Captures $50K Position, BTC Market Capitalization Nears $1 Trillion
By:Jamie Redman

The price of bitcoin crossed the $50K zone on Monday, August 23, increasing close to 3% in the last 24 hours. Read More

Aug 23, 2021
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Nigerian Foreign Exchange Crisis: Central Bank Issues Warning to Microfinance Banks
By:Terence Zimwara

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has threatened punitive sanctions against microfinance banks that violate the conditions of their operating license through the performance of foreign currency-related transactions. Read More

Aug 22, 2021
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Iran to Lift Crypto Mining Ban for Authorized Farms in September, Utility Says
By: Lubomir Tassev

Iran prepares to remove restrictions imposed on cryptocurrency mining in response to electricity shortages this summer. Read More

Aug 20, 2021
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Dogecoin Trading Soars on Robinhood: DOGE Makes Up 62% of Crypto Revenue in Q2
By: AKevin Helms

BPopular stock trading app Robinhood sees crypto trading on its platform reach record levels in the second quarter, with crypto accounting for more than half of all transaction-based revenues. Read More

Aug 19, 2021
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Binance crypto exchange outage sparks outrage as traders lose millions
By: Arijit Sarkar

Binance’s policy allows investors to get compensation on trading losses due to system or internal issues but does not cover the “what could have been” situations. Read More

Aug 19, 2021
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Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Jumps 881% Led by Asian Countries, Index Shows
By: Kevin Helms

Blockchain data platform Chainalysis has published its 2021 Cryptocurrency Adoption Index, which ranks 154 countries by crypto adoption. Read More

Aug 19, 2021
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South African Property Firm Begins Accepting Rental Deposits Paid in Crypto
By: Terence Zimwara

A South African company specializing in affordable residential and student housing says it will accept rental deposits paid in cryptocurrency. Read More

Aug 18, 2021
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Government Watchdog Investigates Conflicts of Interest Involving SEC Officials, Crypto, XRP, Ripple Lawsuit
By: Kevin Helms

Government watchdog Empower Oversight has requested internal documents from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on cryptocurrency that potentially show conflicts of interest at the commission involving former high-level officials. Read More

Aug 17, 2021
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Crypto miner Argo Blockchain goes ‘climate positive’ on greenhouse gas emissions
By: Sam Bourgi

Environmental sustainability continues to be top of mind for cryptocurrency miners after Elon Musk drew negative attention to the industry earlier this year. Read More

Aug 17, 2021
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Solana Captures Fresh All-Time Highs, SOL Joins the Top Ten Crypto Assets by Market Cap
By: Jamie Redman

During the last few weeks, a crypto asset called solana has been making its way up the charts and has made it into the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Read More

Aug 17, 2021
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Big Three Credit Agency Fitch Warns El Salvador Adopting Bitcoin Will Negatively Affect Insurers
By: Jamie Redman

Fitch Ratings, the American credit agency and member of the ‘Big Three’ credit agencies, has published a paper on El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin and making the crypto asset legal tender in the country. Read More

Aug 16, 2021
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Blockchain Entrepreneur to Regulators: 'Crypto Community a Useful Ally'
By: Terence Zimwara

To many people, the year 2020 will probably go down in history as one of the most consequential of the century. Read More

Aug 16, 2021
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US Government Now Offers Informants Crypto Rewards in Addition to Bank Wires, Suitcases Full of Cash
By: Jamie Redman

Attendees of the Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas were introduced to a new advertisement crafted by the U.S. State Department. Read More

Aug 15, 2021
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Vietnam leads crypto adoption in Finder's 27-country survey
By: Sam Bourgi

Financial product comparison website Finder.com has released its latest crypto report, where it evaluated adoption trends across 27 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Read More

Aug 15, 2021
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Finder's Poll Shows Vietnam Holds the Highest Percentage of Crypto Ownership Worldwide
By: Jamie Redman

On Friday, the product comparison website Finder published the company’s August Cryptocurrency Ownership Report, which surveyed 42,040 citizens across 27 countries. Read More

Aug 14, 2021
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British Court Orders Binance to Identify and Freeze Hackers' Accounts After a User Claims Funds Stolen
By: Kevin Helms

A U.K. judge has reportedly ordered cryptocurrency exchange Binance to identify hackers and freeze their accounts after one of its users claimed to be the victim of a $2.6 million hack. Read More

Aug 13, 2021
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Wyoming’s crypto-friendly bill could be a sandbox in action, Sen. Lummis says
By: arijit-sarkar

The new bill would allow crypto banks to get faster approvals for conducting business in Wyoming. Read More

Aug 13, 2021
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Decentralized Exchange Soldex AI Will Empower Crypto Users to Create Unique Trading Algorithms
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Have you ever wanted to harness the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning to trade in the cryptocurrency markets? Soldex will not only offer you a way to do this easily, it will also allow you to share the trading algorithms you developed with the community and be rewarded for it. Read More

Aug 13, 2021
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Binance Discontinues Crypto Products and Services in South Korea
By: Jamie Redman

On August 13, the cryptocurrency exchange Binance revealed it is ending a great number of services in South Korea. Read More

Aug 12, 2021
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Ukraine Shuts Down Crypto Exchangers Sending Money to Russian Wallets
By: Lubomir Tassev

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has closed down a number of “underground” crypto exchangers in Kyiv. Read More

Aug 12, 2021
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Iran’s tax authority wants to legalize crypto exchanges
By: Erhan Kahraman

The Iranian tax agency has called for establishing a legal framework for crypto trading platforms so they can be taxed properly. Read More

Aug 12, 2021
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Satoshi Versus the 'Infrastructure Bill' — Political Permission Not Required
By: Graham Smith

When Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper in October 2008, it likely wasn’t with the idea that governments and central banks needed to recognize, adopt, and regulate Bitcoin for everyone’s benefit. Read More

Aug 11, 2021
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Coinbase removes ‘backed by US dollars’ claim for USDC stablecoin
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

The Coinbase website now states that USD Coin is “backed by fully reserved assets,” contrary to the now-removed claim of “backed by U.S. dollars in a bank account.” Read More

Aug 11, 2021
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Stellar blockchain remittance corridor to power Thailand–Europe payments
By: ARIJIT SARKAR

The new cross-border remittance corridor will be hosted on the Stellar blockchain and serve around 600 million customers. Read More

Aug 11, 2021
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Q2 Earnings Show Coinbase Raked in $2 Billion — Firm Forms Partnerships With Elon Musk, PNC Bank, Spacex
By: Jamie Redman

Coinbase published the company’s shareholder letter on Tuesday which detailed it made over $2 billion in net revenue during the second quarter. Read More

Aug 10, 2021
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AMC to Accept Bitcoin for Movie Tickets and Concessions by End of 2021
By: Jamie Redman

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., plans to accept bitcoin by the end of 2021 according to CEO Adam Aron on an earnings call on Monday. Read More

Aug 9, 2021
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UK-based independent legal team to tackle international crypto disputes
By: ARIJIT SARKAR

The CFAAR network hosts practitioners who have experience in handling some of the early crypto-related disputes in the British court system. Read More

Aug 9, 2021
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Using a Crypto Loan App to Bring Financial Services to Excluded Groups in Africa
By: Terence Zimwara

In much of Africa, many people still lack access to basic financial services for many reasons. Read More

Aug 8, 2021
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UK’s Standard Chartered to Offer Crypto Brokerage Services in Ireland
By: Lubomir Tassev

British bank Standard Chartered will offer cryptocurrency broker services in Ireland through its Zodia Custody subsidiary. Read More

Aug 8, 2021
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S2F Creator Plan B 'Reconfirms' His Confidence in Bitcoin Forecast — 'This Bull Is Not Over and $64K Was Not the Top'
By: Jamie Redman

Last month, the popular bitcoin analyst and creator of the stock-to-flow price model, Plan B, explained that he believed the “bull is not over.” Read More

Aug 7, 2021
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Crypto community in shock over Brian Brooks’ resignation from Binance.US
By: SAM BOURGI

Changpeng Zhao said Brooks stepping down would not "impact Binance.US customers in any way." The cryptocurrency community has different thoughts. Read More

Aug 7, 2021
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Opposes 'Hasty' Cryptocurrency Regulation
By: Kevin Helms

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there is no crisis that compels hasty cryptocurrency regulation. Read More

Aug 6, 2021
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Binance to restrict derivatives trading for Hong Kong users
By: ARIJIT SARKAR

Binance is yet to announce an official date for imposing restrictions on derivatives products for Hong Kong users. Read More

Aug 6, 2021
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White House Backs Crypto Tax Amendment Endorsing Proof-of-Work in Infrastructure Bill
By: Kevin Helms

The White House has endorsed an amendment to the $1 trillion Infrastructure bill that supports proof-of-work over all other consensus mechanisms. Read More

Aug 5, 2021
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South African Start-Up Aims To Shield Merchants From Crypto Price Swings
By:Terence Zimwara

While opponents of cryptocurrencies continue to peddle the environmental damage or the terrorism funding narrative, users from countries where the majority is financially excluded see these as a breakthrough innovation. Read More

Aug 5, 2021
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FBI Joins Probe Into Collapsed South African Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
By:Terence Zimwara

In what is seen as a boost for Mirror Trading International (MTI) investors, United States investigators are said to have joined the probe into the collapsed bitcoin scheme. Read More

Aug 4, 2021
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New Spanish bill aims to enable mortgage payments in crypto
By: HELEN PARTZ

The draft bill intends to allow property owners to pay mortgages with crypto and authorize the real estate sector to use their own crypto for mortgage purchases in Spain. Read More

Aug 4, 2021
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Google's New Cryptocurrency Ad Policy Goes Into Effect
By: Kevin Helms

Internet giant Google’s new ad policy has gone into effect. The company now allows certain cryptocurrency ads, such as those promoting cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets. Read More

Aug 3, 2021
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South Africa Bitcoin Heist: Court Grants Liquidators Authority to Track Missing Africrypt Investor Funds
By: Terence Zimwara

A South African court has granted liquidators of the collapsed bitcoin investment firm Africrypt the powers to track down missing investor funds. Read More

Aug 3, 2021
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Indian Government Clarifies Status of Cryptocurrency Trading, Regulation, Investor Protection
By: Kevin Helms

India’s Ministry of Finance has answered some questions regarding the status of cryptocurrency trading in the country as well as crypto regulation and investor protection. Read More

Aug 2, 2021
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Mastercard Outlines Plans for Cryptocurrencies, Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currencies
By: Kevin Helms

Mastercard’s CEO has outlined the company’s plans to develop products and services around cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Read More

Aug 2, 2021
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US Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Regulate Crypto Assets and Protect Investors
By: Kevin Helms

A U.S. congressman has introduced the Digital Asset Market Structure and Investor Protection Act. Read More

Jul 30, 2021
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Binance banned in Malaysia, given 14 days notice to shut down operations
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The crypto exchange has been served with a notice to stop offering its services in the country. Read More

Jul 30, 2021
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Coinbase Ventures backs Ethereum-based streaming network
By: ARIJIT SARKAR

Livepeer's $20 million Series B funding round saw participation from large VCs, including Coinbase Ventures, Coinfund, Northzone, 6th Man Ventures and Animal Ventures. Read More

Jul 30, 2021
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Bank of Russia Exposes Nearly 150 Financial Pyramid Scams, Fraudsters Exploit Crypto Craze
By: Lubomir Tassev

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has identified 146 financial pyramid schemes in only six months this year. Read More

Jul 28, 2021
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Dvision Network Bringing a New NFT Experience on Enjin Blockchain Network
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Dvision Network has emerged as one of the fastest-growing NFT and blockchain gaming protocols in recent months. Read More

Jul 27, 2021
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Banks in Kazakhstan to Open Accounts for Registered Crypto Exchanges
By: Lubomir Tassev

Companies providing trading services for digital assets will be able to open accounts with banks in Kazakhstan, local media reported, quoting the country’s crypto industry association. Read More

Jul 26, 2021
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Bitcoin ETF ‘not happening in 2021,’ says Wilshire Phoenix co-founder
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The United States SEC may not approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund until 2023, according to a former BTC ETF expectant. Read More

Jul 26, 2021
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Tesla Q2-2021 Earnings Call to Shed Light on Its Bitcoin Holdings
By: Sergio Goschenko

The upcoming Tesla Q2-2021 earnings call, which will be announced this Monday after market hours, will at last shed some light on what has happened with the company’s bitcoin holdings. Read More

Jul 25, 2021
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$10B asset manager registers new Bitcoin fund with SEC
By: SAM BOURGI

Stone Ridge Asset Management, the parent company of New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDIG, has been actively pursuing new investment vehicles for Bitcoin. Read More

Jul 24, 2021
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El Salvadorians take to the streets to protest Bitcoin law
By: TURNER WRIGHT

Those who marched against Bitcoin this week claimed the cryptocurrency was too volatile and would allow businesses to "launder ill-gotten money." Read More

Jul 24, 2021
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IRS Modifies Crypto Question on Tax Form — Now Focusing on Taxable Cryptocurrency Transactions
By: Kevin Helms

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has modified the crypto question asked on the main U.S. tax form. Reducing the scope of the question, the IRS now focuses on taxable cryptocurrency transactions. Read More

Jul 23, 2021
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India’s Central Bank RBI Unveils Plan to Launch Digital Currency in Phases
By: Kevin Helms

The deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revealed that the central bank is planning to launch a state-backed digital currency in phases so that it would have “little or no disruption to India’s banking or monetary systems.” Read More

Jul 22, 2021
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Decoupling ahead? Bitcoin and Ethereum may finally snap their 36-month correlation
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

Bitcoin and Ethereum have been majorly trading in sync since 2018, increasing risk exposure of crypto-only investment portfolios. Read More

Jul 22, 2021
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New DeFi futures to enable hedging against Bitcoin mining difficulty
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

SynFutures’ decentralized Bitcoin Hash Rate Futures aim to let miners long or short Bitcoin mining difficulty. Read More

Jul 21, 2021
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EU Proposes Law to 'Ensure Full Traceability' of Crypto Transfers, Ban Anonymous Wallets
By: Kevin Helms

The European Commission has proposed legislation to “ensure full traceability of crypto-asset transfers, such as bitcoin,” in order to prevent and detect “their possible use for money laundering or terrorism financing.” Moreover, “anonymous crypto asset wallets will be prohibited.” Read More

Jul 21, 2021
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Turkish Draft Law Regulating Cryptocurrencies Enters Parliament in October
By: Lubomir Tassev

The Turkish government has prepared a bill designed to implement new regulations for the country’s crypto space. Read More

Jul 20, 2021
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Neon Labs deploys cross-chain Ethereum Virtual Machine on Solana
By: SAM BOURGI

Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko said Neon Labs’ Ethereum Virtual Machine “represents a commitment to a multi-chain future.” Read More

Jul 20, 2021
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Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Cathie Wood Will Discuss Bitcoin Live at 'B Word' Event
By: Kevin Helms

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood will be featured speakers at the Bitcoin event “The B Word,” which will feature a live discussion between the three focused on how Bitcoin is perceived by the mainstream. Read More

Jul 19, 2021
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Indian regulator probes crypto exchange for alleged forex law violations
By: ARIJIT SARKAR

The Directorate of Enforcement issued a show-cause notice to the crypto exchange for allowing clients to transfer cryptocurrencies without following the law of the land. Read More

Jul 19, 2021
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Bitcoin's Value Dropped 8% This Week, Analyst Says Equities Correction Could Impact Crypto
By: Jamie Redman

Digital currency markets have slipped in value this week as bitcoin has shed more than 8% of its value over the last seven days. Read More

Jul 16, 2021
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Brazil Approves First Latam Based Ethereum ETF
By: Sergio Goschenko

Regulators from the CVM, the securities watchdog of Brazil, have approved the first Ethereum-based ETF in Latin America (Latam). Read More

Jul 16, 2021
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Lithuania Issues Warning to Binance, Warns Investors Crypto Services Are Not Regulated
By: Kevin Helms

Binance’s regulatory troubles continue with Lithuania being the latest country to issue a warning about the cryptocurrency exchange. Read More

Jul 15, 2021
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China’s Bitcoin hash power fell before the crackdown: Cambridge data
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

Cambridge research shows that China’s Bitcoin mining power fell by 40% before the crackdown, while the United States’ hash power has quadrupled. Read More

Jul 15, 2021
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World’s Largest Asset Manager Blackrock Sees 'Very Little' Demand for Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

The world’s largest asset manager with $9.5 trillion under management, Blackrock, sees “very little” demand for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, according to CEO Larry Fink. Read More

Jul 14, 2021
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Tanzania Announces Plans to Create Blockchain Advisory Team as Country Moves to Adopt Crypto
By: Terence Zimwara

In a follow-up to Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s call for cryptocurrency action, a government minister has now announced plans to set up a crypto advisory team. Read More

Jul 14, 2021
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South Korean Regulator Analyzing 578 Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

South Korea is deliberating on four crypto-related bills for the regulation of cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jul 13, 2021
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Vow Introduces the Next Step in the Evolution of Crypto-Based Currencies
By: Lubomir Tassev

Since the beginning of 2021, the cryptocurrency industry has experienced a marked surge in popularity, as institutions and individuals flock to the rapidly developing space in large numbers. Read More

Jul 13, 2021
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Police Set New UK Record Seizing £180 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency
By: Lubomir Tassev

Britain’s Metropolitan Police have seized a staggering £180 million in cryptocurrency as part of a money laundering investigation. Read More

Jul 12, 2021
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California Man Arrested for Using Government's Covid-19 PPP Loan to Buy Cryptocurrency and Tesla
By: Kevin Helms

The U.S. has arrested a man on criminal charges after he allegedly defrauded the government’s Covid-19 loan programs and used the money to buy cryptocurrency and Tesla. Read More

Jul 11, 2021
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US Senator Invests in Bitcoin and Ethereum via Grayscale
By: Kevin Helms

U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey has declared investments in Grayscale’s bitcoin and ethereum trusts. Read More

Jul 11, 2021
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Parliament of West Africa Economic Block Cautions Against Use of Cryptocurrencies
By: Terence Zimwara

The parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has joined the list of African organizations that have cautioned against the use of cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jul 10, 2021
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Pandemic has accelerated the rollout of CBDCs by 5 years, says blockchain firm
By: TURNER WRIGHT

"There is also no doubt in our mind that a major central bank will soon launch a digital currency and we expect this to happen within the next three years," said Guardtime. Read More

Jul 10, 2021
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Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Bitcoin Is a 'Mathematical Miracle'
By: Jamie Redman

Presenting at the Talent Land Jalisco 2021, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak called bitcoin an “amazing mathematical miracle.” Read More

Jul 9, 2021
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93K Users Scammed Into Buying Fake Cryptocurrency Mining Apps
By: Sergio Goschenko

Thousands of users were scammed into buying fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps, according to a California-based security firm. Read More

Jul 9, 2021
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Jack Dorsey's Square Building Bitcoin Hardware Wallet to Make Crypto Custody More Mainstream
By: Kevin Helms

Jack Dorsey’s payments company, Square Inc., has confirmed that it is building a bitcoin hardware wallet and service with the aim to “make bitcoin custody more mainstream.” Read More

Jul 8, 2021
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Bitcoin Sinks Below $33K, Analyst Says BTC at ‘Dangerously Low Levels’ While ETH Rests at ‘Comfortable Levels’
By: Kevin Helms

Bitcoin and a number of popular digital assets have been dropping in value over the past 24 hours, as bitcoin has slipped below the $33K handle. Read More

Jul 8, 2021
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US Senator Warren Presses SEC to Use 'Full Authority' to Regulate Cryptocurrency Trading
By: Kevin Helms

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has warned of the growing risks of cryptocurrency trading. She recently called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to “use its full authority to address these risks,” adding that “Congress must also step up to close these regulatory gaps.” Read More

Jul 7, 2021
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Russian lawmakers prepare legal amendment to confiscate crypto
By: HELEN PARTZ

Russia’s prosecutor general, Igor Krasnov, says new crypto regulations are needed to combat corruption as — in his view — digital assets are often used to facilitate crime. Read More

Jul 7, 2021
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Bank of Jamaica to begin digital currency pilot in August
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The Bank of Jamaica is getting ready to begin testing its planned central bank digital currency in collaboration with financial institutions in the country. Read More

Jul 7, 2021
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Spanish Congress Passes Antifraud Law: Users Will Have to Disclose Crypto Holdings Inside and Outside Spain
By: Sergio Goschenko

The Spanish Congress has approved the antifraud law that was amended last month by the senate. Read More

Jul 6, 2021
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Marshall Wace hedge fund giant to reportedly dive into crypto
By: HELEN PARTZ

Marshall Wace is reportedly still discussing the size of its new digital currency-related portfolio with potential investors. Read More

Jul 6, 2021
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Nigerian Twitter Suspension Has Unintended Effects on Country's Crypto Community
By: Terence Zimwara

On the surface, it looks like Nigeria’s suspension of Twitter operations on June 4 may have been triggered by the microblogging company’s decision to take down a controversial tweet — from President Mohammed Buhari. Read More

Jul 6, 2021
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India's Finance Minister Says Crypto Bill Ready for Cabinet
By: Kevin Helms

India’s finance minister has provided a status update on the country’s cryptocurrency bill that the government has been working on. Read More

Jul 5, 2021
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Ukrainian e-bank plans to offer Bitcoin trading in July
By: HELEN PARTZ

Monobank is seeking approval from the National Bank of Ukraine to launch its Bitcoin debit card later this month. Read More

Jul 5, 2021
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Bitcoin exchange supply hits a 6-month low as accumulation continues
By: SAM BOURGI

The likelihood of another steep selloff for BTC is diminishing as more holders are accumulating, according to data from Santiment. Read More

Jul 5, 2021
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4,000 Institutional Funds in Germany Can Now Invest 20% of Portfolios in Crypto Assets
By: Jamie Redman

Around 4,000 institutional funds with almost 2 trillion euros in assets under management in Germany can now invest 20% of their portfolios in cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. Read More

Jul 4, 2021
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Bitcoin Miner Greenidge Generation Plans to Develop South Carolina Mining Facility
By: Jamie Redman

On Friday, the bitcoin mining operation Greenidge Generation Holdings announced the company is expanding to South Carolina in order to develop the firm’s next bitcoin mining facility. Read More

Jul 4, 2021
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Philippine Stock Exchange Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading — Says 'It's an Asset Class That We Cannot Ignore Anymore'
By: Kevin Helms

The national stock exchange of the Philippines, the PSE, says cryptocurrency is “an asset class that we cannot ignore anymore.” The stock exchange further says cryptocurrency trading “should be done at the PSE,” given its infrastructure and investor protection safeguards. Read More

Jul 2, 2021
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ETH 2.0 Contract Exceeds 6 Million Ether, Data Shows Ethereum Outperformed BTC in Q1 and Q2
By: Jamie Redman

Statistics show that the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract has exceeded 6 million ether this week as more than $12.4 billion worth of ethereum is held in the contract today. Read More

Jul 1, 2021
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Kazakhstan to introduce new energy fees for crypto miners in 2022
By: HELEN PARTZ

The new law introduces an additional tax levy for energy used by crypto miners starting from January 2022. Read More

Jul 1, 2021
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South African Regulators Reportedly Fast-Tracking Crypto Regulatory Framework
By:Terence Zimwara

With South Africa receiving more than its fair share of cryptocurrency-related scams, a report suggests that regulators are responding to this challenge by fast-tracking the process of creating a new regulatory framework. Read More

Jun 30, 2021
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British Bank Natwest Imposes Daily Limit on Transfers to Cryptocurrency Exchanges Over Fraud Concerns
By: Kevin Helms

A major British bank, Natwest, has put a limit on fund transfers to cryptocurrency exchanges over concerns of fraud and scams related to cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jun 30, 2021
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'Doctor Bitcoin' Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Crypto Exchange in US, Faces 5 Years in Prison
By: Kevin Helms

A Texas man, who calls himself “Doctor Bitcoin,” has pleaded guilty to running an illegal cryptocurrency exchange business, converting cash to bitcoin. Read More

Jun 29, 2021
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13 more crypto firms withdraw licensing applications in the UK
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Local and international crypto businesses in the United Kingdom seem unable to meet stringent demands set by financial regulators. Read More

Jun 29, 2021
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Crypto 'Undo Button' Creator Kirobo Gives You Control Over Your Money
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Have you ever dreaded pressing ‘send’ on a crypto transaction, fearing you might have entered a wrong address by mistake? Kirobo is the innovative company that developed a solution for that, in the form of an ‘undo button’ that helps protect your funds. Read More

Jun 29, 2021
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Coinbase Approved to Enter German Cryptocurrency Market
By: Kevin Helms

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has obtained approval from Germany’s financial regulator, Bafin, to provide cryptocurrency trading and custody services. Read More

Jun 28, 2021
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As Bitcoin’s Yearly Inflation Rate Dips to 1.77%, BEA Data From May Shows US Inflation Fears Are Legitimate
By: Jamie Redman

The U.S. economy is looking stagnant according to data stemming from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, as core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) jumped 3.4% in May from a year prior. Read More

Jun 27, 2021
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Bitcoin's Hashrate Recoups Some Loss, 2021's Largest Mining Difficulty Drop Expected Next Week
By: Jamie Redman

On Saturday, Bitcoin’s SHA256 hashrate managed to climb back above the 100 exahash per second region after it slid to a low of 91 EH/s three days ago. Read More

Jun 27, 2021
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Africrypt Directors Deny Allegations They Fleeced Clients as Doubts Over Actual Value Missing Bitcoins Grows
By: Terence Zimwara

According to new reports, Raees and Ameer Cajee, the two young directors of the recently collapsed crypto investment firm, Africrypt, have “categorically denied” allegations they fleeced clients. Read More

Jun 26, 2021
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Mayoral Front-Runner Vows to Make New York City the Bitcoin Center in One Year
By: Kevin Helms

The New York City mayoral candidate in the lead, Eric Adams, has promised that in one year New York will be “the center of all technology,” including “the center of bitcoins.” Read More

Jun 25, 2021
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Colombian capital supports blockchain and emerging tech with $2.3M fund
By: HELEN PARTZ

Blockchain development is one of four major programs in Bogotá’s new tech innovation fund. Read More

Jun 25, 2021
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Tanzania central bank may rescind crypto ban after presidential endorsement
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s positive stance on crypto could see Tanzania’s central bank reversing its previous cryptocurrency prohibition. Read More

Jun 25, 2021
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Mica Law Draft Designates CNMV and Bank of Spain as Crypto Watchdogs
By:Sergio Goschenko

The latest Mica (Europe’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation) revision designates the CNMV and the Bank of Spain as the main cryptocurrency watchdogs in the country. Read More

Jun 24, 2021
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Asset manager QR launches Bitcoin ETF on Brazilian stock exchange
By: HELEN PARTZ

Brazilian asset manager QR Asset Management started trading its Bitcoin exchange-traded product on B3. Read More

Jun 24, 2021
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Blockchain.com introduces username-based crypto transactions
By: HELEN PARTZ

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) has cautioned investors about investing in cryptocurrencies as the price of bitcoin plunged Tuesday. Read More

Jun 24, 2021
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Norwegian Financial Regulator Cautions About Bitcoin Investing as Price Tumbles
By: Kevin Helms

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) has cautioned investors about investing in cryptocurrencies as the price of bitcoin plunged Tuesday. Read More

Jun 23, 2021
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While Bitcoin Hits New Lows Gold Bug Peter Schiff Blasts the Top Crypto and Supporters
By: Jamie Redman

The American economist, financial commentator, and gold bug Peter Schiff had a lot to say about bitcoin’s price sliding on Tuesday. Read More

Jun 23, 2021
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Coinbase Approved to Enter Japanese Cryptocurrency Market
By: Kevin Helms

Coinbase is now registered as a cryptocurrency exchange to operate in Japan. The Japanese financial regulator has approved Coinbase to trade five cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jun 22, 2021
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UN sees blockchain technology as tool to fight climate crisis
By: Bitcoin.com PR

The U.N. will keep exploring the uses of blockchain technology to improve the reliability of data on harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

Jun 22, 2021
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Hedgeye: This Model Predicts Bitcoin at $1,000,000
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Analysts at Hedgeye Risk Management, an investment research and financial media company based in Stamford, Connecticut, have analyzed the Bitcoin stock-to-flow argument. Read More

Jun 22, 2021
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Bit Mining Moving 3,000 Bitcoin Mining Machines to Kazakhstan Following China Crackdown
By: Kevin Helms

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining has started shipping bitcoin mining machines to Kazakhstan as the Chinese government cracks down on bitcoin mining operations in the country. Read More

Jun 21, 2021
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PBOC Instructs China's Banks to Forbid All Cryptocurrency Related Activities Immediately
By: Jamie Redman

China’s central bank has sent notice to the country’s financial institutions instructing them to stop dealing with cryptocurrency transactions. Read More

Jun 21, 2021
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Microstrategy Buys $489M Worth of Bitcoin — Company Now Holds More Than 100,000 BTC
By: Jamie Redman

The independent, publicly-traded business intelligence company Microstrategy announced the acquisition of 13,005 bitcoin on Monday, at a purchase price of approximately $489 million in cash. Read More

Jun 20, 2021
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Tehran Government Bans Iran Blockchain Association
By: Jamie Redman

The Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic has suspended the Iran Blockchain Association (IBA). Read More

Jun 20, 2021
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Economist Steve Hanke Warns Salvadoran Bitcoin Adoption Could ‘Completely Collapse the Economy’
By: Jamie Redman

The professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, Steve Hanke, has recently been criticizing bitcoin adoption taking place in El Salvador. Read More

Jun 18, 2021
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Denmark’s largest bank cautious on crypto, but won't interfere
By: GREG THOMSON

Danske Bank isn't completely sold on cryptocurrency but said it won't stop its customers from using its services in connection with crypto platforms. Read More

Jun 18, 2021
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City in Sichuan reportedly orders crypto miners to shut down for investigation
By: HELEN PARTZ

Crypto miners in Ya'an City have reportedly been ordered to temporarily shut down their operations. Read More

Jun 18, 2021
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Bitcoin Mining Company Bitfarms to Commence Trading on Nasdaq Next Week
By: Jamie Redman

The mining company Bitfarms has revealed the firm will commence trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market starting on June 21. Read More

Jun 17, 2021
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US crypto exchange Kraken eyeing public listing in 2022
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Kraken could follow Coinbase's footsteps by becoming the next Unites States-based crypto exchange to be a publicly-traded company Read More

Jun 17, 2021
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Persian Gulf Island to Become Crypto Exchange Hub, Iran Minister Proposes
By: Lubomir Tassev

Iran’s information technology minister has pitched the idea of transforming the Persian Gulf island of Kish into an international center for cryptocurrency exchanges. Read More

Jun 16, 2021
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Proposed crypto ban legislation reportedly under review by India’s government
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Authorities in Abkhazia, the partially recognized South Caucasus republic, have discovered and closed down eight crypto mining farms in just two weeks. Read More

Jun 16, 2021
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Jack Dorsey notes lobbying efforts to get Ethiopian gov't to embrace Bitcoin
By: Brian Quarmby

Authorities in Abkhazia, the partially recognized South Caucasus republic, have discovered and closed down eight crypto mining farms in just two weeks. Read More

Jun 16, 2021
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Abkhazia Shuts Down 8 Crypto Farms Amid Ongoing Crackdown on Mining
By: Lubomir Tassev

Authorities in Abkhazia, the partially recognized South Caucasus republic, have discovered and closed down eight crypto mining farms in just two weeks. Read More

Jun 15, 2021
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Russian Foreign Minister States Crypto Might Play a Significant Role in Settlements
By: Sergio Goschenko

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talked about the future importance of cryptocurrencies as an international settlements layer at the Primakov Readings Forum. Read More

Jun 15, 2021
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Tanzanian President Wants Central Bank Chiefs to 'Prepare for Cryptocurrency'
By: Terence Zimwara

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has urged her country to be ready for emerging fintech by paving the way for cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jun 15, 2021
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Europe Raises 20 Unicorns This Year Including Crypto Companies
By: Lubomir Tassev

Twice as many European startups have achieved unicorn status in 2021 compared to last year. Read More

Jun 14, 2021
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Bitcoin sell pressure may hit zero in July thanks to Grayscale’s giant 16K BTC unlocking
By: WILLIAM SUBERG

The biggest single unlocking day will flush sellers from the market in July, opening up both volatility and bullish potential. Read More

Jun 14, 2021
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Experts: Regulatory Uncertainty and Slow Embrace Hampering Crypto Growth in Kenya
By: Terence Zimwara

Regulatory uncertainty and the slow embrace of cryptocurrencies continue to be key impediments to the growth of Kenya’s digital currency market, experts say. Read More

Jun 14, 2021
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G7 Leaders Ask Russia to Urgently Identify Those Who Abuse Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks
By: Kevin Helms

The G7 leaders have called on Russia to urgently “identify, disrupt, and hold to account” ransomware hackers and those abusing cryptocurrency to launder ransoms. Read More

Jun 13, 2021
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UK Police Lobbying for New Laws Allowing Them to Freeze Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

UK police are lobbying the government to change the laws to allow them to freeze cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jun 12, 2021
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Nexo in Miami: Crypto interest account giant talks DeFi, institutional adoption
By: ANDREW THURMAN

Nexo believes that in the long run, regulation will help crypto more than hurt. Read More

Jun 12, 2021
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Texas Announces State-Chartered Banks Can Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services
By: Kevin Helms

The Texas Department of Banking has announced that state-chartered banks can provide cryptocurrency custody services. Read More

Jun 11, 2021
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Regulator interest is good for the crypto ecosystem, says BlockFi CEO
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

Regulatory clarity enables crypto companies to continue to innovate, Zac Prince says. Read More

Jun 11, 2021
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Texas Senator Claims People Are Flocking to Bitcoin Because US Is on 'the Verge of an Inflation Crisis'
By: Jamie Redman

This week the United States senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, appeared on the Fox News television broadcast Hannity and discussed the leading crypto asset bitcoin. Read More

Jun 10, 2021
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El Salvador to Mine Bitcoin With Energy From Volcanoes: '100% Clean, 100% Renewable, 0 Emissions'
By: Kevin Helms

El Salvador has begun exploring bitcoin mining using energy from its volcanoes, President Nayib Bukele has revealed. Read More

Jun 9, 2021
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Crypto exchange giants mulling India foray despite regulatory uncertainty
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Kraken, Bitfinex and KuCoin could become the next major crypto exchanges to attempt to service India’s estimated 15 million crypto investors. Read More

Jun 9, 2021
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Solana Labs raises $314M via private token sale as ecosystem support expands
By: SAM BOURGI

Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital led the raise, with additional contributions from Alameda Research, Blockchange Ventures, CMS Holdings, Coinfund, CoinShares, Collab Currency, Memetic Capital and many others. Read More

Jun 9, 2021
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Uganda Museum Collaborates With Software Development Firm to Create NFTs for Display on Binance Marketplace
By: Terence Zimwara

One of Africa’s oldest museums, the Uganda National Museum (UNM), is set to create digital representations of the unique artifacts that are on display at this facility. Read More

Jun 8, 2021
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Hong Kong includes central bank digital currency in fintech strategy
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Research into central bank digital currencies will play a significant role in Hong Kong’s fintech development efforts. Read More

Jun 8, 2021
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Solana Aims to Raise $450 Million to Battle Ethereum Supremacy
By: Sergio Goschenko

Solana, a proof-of-stake, smart contracts-enabled currency, is aiming to raise $450 million in a funding round that was extended last March. Read More

Jun 7, 2021
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Trump calls Bitcoin a scam, advocates for dollar hegemony
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is still not a fan of Bitcoin, calling it a scam while stating that the dollar should remain the “currency of the world.” Read More

Jun 7, 2021
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Global banking regulator plans to hold consultation on crypto exposure
By: TURNER WRIGHT

The group has previously warned of "financial stability concerns" and risks faced by banks when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jun 7, 2021
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Out of Thousands of MIT Students That Got Free Bitcoin in 2014 - 6 Year Holders Saw 13,000% Gains
By: Jamie Redman

Over six years ago, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a couple of scholars distributed $100 in bitcoin to 3,100 students. Read More

Jun 7, 2021
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Microstrategy Selling $400M Bonds to Buy Bitcoin — Holding to Exceed 100,000 BTC
By: Kevin Helms

Microstrategy will soon hold more than 100,000 bitcoins in its treasury. Read More

Jun 4, 2021
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Bitcoin Dips as Elon Musk Tweets Broken Heart Emoji
By: Lubomir Tassev

The price of the leading cryptocurrency took a hit after billionaire Elon Musk mentioned Bitcoin in a new tweet hinting at a breakup. Read More

Jun 4, 2021
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India's Central Bank RBI Still Has 'Major Concerns' About Crypto After Saying Ban No Longer Valid
By: Kevin Helms

The governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, has clarified the central bank’s position regarding cryptocurrency. Read More

Jun 3, 2021
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Miami mayor bought Bitcoin after Congress passed $1.9T stimulus bill
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he owns both Bitcoin and Ether but has been too busy to buy the recent dip. Read More

Jun 3, 2021
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Why On-Chain Governance Is Critical for Blockchain Growth and Longevity
By: Reuben Jackson

The decentralized properties that make blockchain architecture unique can also be its Achilles heel, demonstrating the importance of bringing network governance on-chain to promote a more inclusive and democratized consensus on network upgrades. Read More

Jun 2, 2021
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Coinbase rival Kraken launches mobile crypto trading in US
By: HELEN PARTZ

Kraken’s mobile crypto trading app is now available across the United States, except for New York and Washington. Read More

Jun 2, 2021
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Standard Chartered Bank Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange and Brokerage
By: Kevin Helms

Major banking corporation Standard Chartered is launching a cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage service, giving its clients access to cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether. Read More

Jun 2, 2021
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$1.4M in Bitcoin Remains Idle — The Curious Case of the 37-Day-Old 2009 Block Reward Spent a Year Ago
By: Jamie Redman

Approximately 378 days ago, before the bitcoin bull market started to heat up, a unique block was spent stemming from a coinbase reward created 37 days after the Bitcoin network launched. Read More

Jun 1, 2021
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UK Starling bank to resume crypto exchange deposits in late June
By: HELEN PARTZ

Starling blocked crypto exchange deposits last week, citing “high levels of suspected financial crime with payments to some cryptocurrency exchanges.” Read More

Jun 1, 2021
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Euro investment bank predicts shortfall in blockchain and tech investment
By:GREG THOMSON

The EU is billions of dollars behind China and the U.S. when it comes to investment in blockchain and artificial intelligence, said the EIB. Read More

Jun 1, 2021
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Coinbase debuts crypto rebate for online shopping via Apple Pay and Google Pay
By:OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Whitelisted Coinbase Card users will beable to use crypto to pay on Apple Pay and Google Pay while earning up to 4% inrebates. Read More

May 31, 2021
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Japanese watchdog issues warning to crypto derivatives exchange Bybit
By: HELEN PARTZ

The warning comes in response to Bybit’s marketing campaign that reportedly targeted Japanese investors. Read More

May 31, 2021
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Home Crypto Mining Spikes in Brazil Amid Record High Unemployment
By: Lubomir Tassev

With rising unemployment rates and rampant economic uncertainty, in the wake of the Covid crisis, a growing number of Brazilians are finding an alternative income source in cryptocurrency mining. Read More

May 31, 2021
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Bitcoin.com Wallet Adds ETH
By: Bitcoin.com

The Bitcoin.com team is excited to announce integration of Ethereum into the Bitcoin.com Wallet. Read More

May 29, 2021
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Stablecoin company earns record-level investment sum for a crypto outfit
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Circle now hodls the record for receiving the biggest investment round taken in by a crypto entity. Read More

May 29, 2021
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Australian Tax Office to Prompt 400,000 Crypto Holders to Report Their Gains
By: Lubomir Tassev

Australia’s revenue service has reminded a growing number of crypto investors about their tax obligations. Read More

May 29, 2021
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US Sends Bitcoin ATM Operator to Prison for Illegal Operation — 17 Machines Seized
By: Kevin Helms

A bitcoin ATM operator has been sent to federal prison for two years for running an illegal cryptocurrency exchange operation. Read More

May 28, 2021
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Bank of Japan governor slams Bitcoin, calls BTC a speculative asset
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The BOJ governor says Bitcoin is a speculative play, while issuing warnings over price volatility. Read More

May 28, 2021
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BOJ's Kuroda Criticizes Bitcoin — Central Bank Governor Says Trading Is 'Barley Used for Settlement'
By: Jamie Redman

Following the recent developments in China and the environmental concerns about bitcoin’s energy consumption, the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda criticized the leading crypto asset bitcoin in an interview on Thursday. Read More

May 28, 2021
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Apple Hiring Manager With Cryptocurrency Experience to Launch New Alternative Payments Programs
By: Kevin Helms

Apple Inc. has posted a job notice for a business development manager with cryptocurrency experience. Read More

May 27, 2021
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Paypal to Allow Cryptocurrency Withdrawals to Third-Party Wallets
By: Kevin Helms

Payments giant Paypal will soon allow its users to transfer cryptocurrencies away from its platform to third-party wallets, the company’s head of cryptocurrency reportedly revealed. Read More

May 26, 2021
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Bitcoin mining banned in Iran until September
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Iran's government has placed an immediate embargo on Bitcoin and crypto mining to preserve electricity over the summer months. Read More

May 26, 2021
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UK ad organization bans crypto exchange’s ‘time to buy’ Bitcoin advert
By: HELEN PARTZ

Luno exchange agreed not to post its Bitcoin ads in their current form again and promised to ensure that future ads would carry a proper risk warning. Read More

May 26, 2021
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Chinese Firm Bit Mining Invests $9M to Build 100 Megawatt Bitcoin Farm in Kazakhstan
By: Lubomir Tassev

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining is planning to construct and operate a 100 MW crypto-mining data center in Kazakhstan. Read More

May 26, 2021
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Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Says "Digital Currency Will Come to Life" but Attacks Volatile Cryptocurrencies
By: Terence Zimwara

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, says digital currency “will come to life even in Nigeria” just a few months after the central bank ordered banks to stop serving the crypto industry. Read More

May 25, 2021
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‘I’d rather Bitcoin over bonds’: Billionaire investor Ray Dalio
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio believes Bitcoin is a better buy than bonds. Read More

May 25, 2021
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Gold hits four-month high following crypto crash
By: HELEN PARTZ

Spot gold last week hit its highest price level since Jan. 8 after dipping to as low as $1,680 in early March. Read More

May 25, 2021
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Uganda's Financial Intelligence Authority Wants Government to Formulate a Crypto Regulatory Framework
By: Terence Zimwara

Uganda’s Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) says it wants the country’s Finance Ministry to help formulate a regulatory framework for crypto service providers. Read More

May 25, 2021
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Bitcoin Games Launches Live Casino Tournament, One Player to Win $5,000 in BTC
By: Bitcoin.com

$5,000 top prize for a single player to claim in ‘Winner Takes it All’ live casino tournament! Read More

May 24, 2021
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Tesla and MicroStrategy slowly losing Bitcoin shine
By: GREG THOMSON

Bitcoin was as good for Tesla and MicroStrategy as they were for it — but the benefits are starting to wane for Bitcoin's corporate flirtees. Read More

May 24, 2021
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Bitcoin Mining Operations Btc.top and Hashcow Cease Offering Services in China
By: Jamie Redman

Following some stern warnings from a few major trade associations and regulators in China, two prominent exchanges, Huobi and Okex, have stopped offering services to Chinese residents. Read More

May 23, 2021
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Crypto Markets Lose Billions, Weak Hands Capitulate, Stablecoin Market Surpasses $100 Billion
By: Jamie Redman

Digital currency markets have shed billions once again, as the entire crypto-economy has been cut down from well over $2 trillion to today’s $1.44 trillion market valuation. Read More

May 23, 2021
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Elon Musk Reaffirms His Crypto Allegiance
By: Sergio Goschenko

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Spacex, has, at last, reaffirmed his cryptocurrency allegiance, after a series of contradictory signals that collaborated with the market plunge this past week. Read More

May 23, 2021
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Rich Dad Poor Dad's Robert Kiyosaki Urges Crypto Investors to Buy the Dip, Says 'Stop Whining and Take Action'
By: Kevin Helms

Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” says now that bitcoin is “crashing,” it is a buying opportunity, especially for those who said that they could not afford it before. Read More

May 22, 2021
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Bitcoin’s usefulness is on a whole other level, depending on where you live
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

One Nigerian explains the benefits of Bitcoin from an alternate angle. Read More

May 22, 2021
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Domino's Pizza franchises in the Netherlands will offer workers Bitcoin salary
By: TURNER WRIGHT

Any employee who earns more than minimum wage will have the option for the excess salary to be paid in crypto. Read More

May 22, 2021
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Fraudsters Impersonate a US Federal Agency by Sending Emails Asking for Bitcoin Wallet Keys
By: Felipe Erazo

U.S. consumers have been receiving fake emails that attempt to impersonate a federal regulatory agency which has raised alarms among crypto community members. Read More

May 21, 2021
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Dubai Airport Free Zone welcomes crypto assets with new SCA agreement
By: ERHAN KAHRAMAN

Dubai aims to attract foreign crypto investors. Read More

May 21, 2021
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Cash2Bitcoin - The Great Advantages of Using a Bitcoin ATM
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Cryptocurrency ATMs, such as those operated by Cash2Bitcoin, offer several major advantages over online exchanges. Read More

May 21, 2021
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SEC Chair Gensler Says Cryptocurrency Exchanges Need More Regulation, Asks Congress to Weigh in
By:Kevin Helms

The new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, is pushing for more regulation around cryptocurrency exchanges, citing the need for investor protection in this area. He has asked Congress to weigh in. Read More

May 21, 2021
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Dutch Central Bank Revokes Strict Verification Rules for Crypto Exchanges
By:Lubomir Tassev

The cryptocurrency industry in the Netherlands has won a small but significant battle. Read More

May 20, 2021
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Top mining, metals firms test blockchain to trace cobalt for electric cars
By:MARIE HUILLET

Miners Glencore, CMOC and Eurasian Resources Group, together with battery material supplier Umicore, are looking for ways to ensure the cobalt used for electric vehicles is traceable. Read More

May 20, 2021
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State digital currency to get more trust than crypto, says Russian ex-PM
By: HELEN PARTZ

Former Russian Prime Minister and President Dmitry Medvedev believes that it is time to recognize the importance of crypto and CBDCs. Read More

May 20, 2021
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Australian Senator Says Cryptocurrency Is Not a Fad — Government Won't Stand in the Way
By: Kevin Helms

Australian Senator and Minister of Financial Services Jane Hume said that “cryptocurrency is not a fad. Read More

May 20, 2021
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Top US Banking Regulator to Review Cryptocurrency Standards Under New Leadership
By: Kevin Helms

The new Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael Hsu, has requested a review of the cryptocurrency standards established by the top U.S. banking regulator. Read More

May 19, 2021
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New OCC head requests review of cryptocurrency rules
By: HELEN PARTZ

The new head of the OCC thinks that the authority’s crypto rulemaking under Brian Brooks was not done in full coordination with all stakeholders. Read More

May 19, 2021
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Bitcoin Drops Below $40K, Crypto Economy Down 17%, Markets Lost $250 Billion Last Week
By: Jamie Redman

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency markets continue to drop lower in value, as the entire crypto-economy has plunged 17% below the $2 trillion mark and now rests at $1.801 trillion. Read More

May 19, 2021
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Sony Files Patent for Bitcoin Wagering on Playstation and Other Consoles
By: Sergio Goschenko

Sony, the electronics giant, has revealed a patent that would introduce bitcoin wagering in its consumer electronic products and consoles, like the Playstation system. Read More

May 17, 2021
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Buy or hodl, says investor Raoul Pal as Bitcoin price chart hints at 'falling wedge'
By: YASHU GOLA

Investment strategist Raoul Pal suggested traders should probably buy the Bitcoin dip as price crashes to two-month lows. Read More

May 17, 2021
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Nigeria Devalues Currency as Central Bank Moves to Unify Exchange Rates
By: Terence Zimwara

In a possible policy shift, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently allowed the local naira currency to briefly drop to a new low of USD$1 for 419.75 nairas on May 14, 2021. Read More

May 17, 2021
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Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Still 'Intact' Says Creator, Crypto Fear Index Taps 12-Month Low
By: Jamie Redman

The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has dropped 20% in value after Tesla announced on May 12, the electric car firm would not be accepting bitcoin for purchases. Read More

May 16, 2021
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Mark Cuban: Crypto prices increasingly reflect “real demand”
By: ANDREW THURMAN

The billionaire is bullish on DAO participation, networks with real usage, and mass adoption on the horizon. Read More

May 16, 2021
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Bitcoin Cash Upgrades Successfully: Network Works as Intended
By: Sergio Goschenko

On May 15, the Bitcoin Cash upgrade was applied successfully to the blockchain, bringing a slew of features directed toward improving the overall experience of users. Read More

May 16, 2021
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Norwegian Billionaire: Bitcoin Becoming Mainstream Is Inevitable — Elon Musk's Comments 'Haven’t Changed Anything'
By: Kevin Helms

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke says bitcoin becoming mainstream is inevitable. Read More

May 15, 2021
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Thai Public Company Brooker Group Invests $6.6 Million in Bitcoin
By: Kevin Helms

The Brooker Group has reportedly become the first publicly listed company in Thailand to hold bitcoin on its balance sheet. Read More

May 15, 2021
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Southeast Asia's Largest Bank DBS Launches Trust Service for Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

DBS Group, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, has launched a trust service for cryptocurrencies for its private banking clients. Read More

May 14, 2021
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City in North Dakota now accepts cryptocurrency for utility payments
By: HELEN PARTZ

The city of Williston of North Dakota has officially started accepting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin for utility payments via BitPay. Read More

May 14, 2021
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Coinbase to List Dogecoin in 6-8 Weeks, CEO Reveals
By: Kevin Helms

Coinbase will be listing dogecoin in the next six to eight weeks, the company’s CEO has revealed. Read More

May 14, 2021
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Bitcoin Whale Count Shrinks- Speculators Assume Trickle Distribution or Possible Address Reorganizations
By: Jamie Redman

The price of bitcoin has seen better days, as the coin’s value hit $59,600 four days ago and then saw the exchange rate tumble to a low of $45,700 per unit on May 12. Read More

May 13, 2021
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Mark Cuban counters Elon Musk, says Mavs will continue to accept Bitcoin
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The Dallas Mavericks owner contends that Bitcoin replacing the legacy financial system will be a net positive for society and the environment. Read More

May 13, 2021
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Stan Druckenmiller: US Will Likely Lose Reserve Currency Status in 15 Years, Hard to Unseat Bitcoin as Store of Value
By: Kevin Helms

Legendary fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller says that he is worried that within 15 years the U.S. dollar will lose its world’s reserve currency status. Read More

May 13, 2021
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Bitcoin Markets Blood Red After Tesla Announcement, Crypto Economy Sheds billions
By: Jamie Redman

Digital currency markets have seen better days, as billions of dollars were shaved off the entire crypto-economy after Tesla revealed it would not be accepting bitcoin over environmental concerns. Read More

May 13, 2021
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What Is Nano? Fee-Free Crypto Asset Gains 60% Intraday
By: Sergio Goschenko

Nano, a relatively obscure cryptocurrency, managed to catch the spotlight yesterday due to its singular transactional proposal. Read More

May 12, 2021
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Bitcoin car will race at the Indianapolis 500
By: TURNER WRIGHT

“This isn’t the Strike car, the Coinbase car, the Kraken car [...] this is the Bitcoin car,” said Jack Mallers. Read More

May 12, 2021
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SEC to Scrutinize Funds Invested in Bitcoin Futures
By: Sergio Goschenko

The U.S. securities watchdog has announced it will scrutinize mutual funds that include investments in bitcoin futures markets to verify funds that comply with the Investment Company Act. Read More

May 12, 2021
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Ethereum Options Trade Volume Exceeds Bitcoin's, Deribit Introduces a $50K ETH Strike for 2022
By: Jamie Redman

Last week, ethereum options volume surpassed bitcoin’s for the first time on the digital currency derivatives exchange Deribit. Read More

May 12, 2021
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Moneygram Lets Customers Buy and Sell Bitcoin With Cash at 12,000 Locations
By: Kevin Helms

Moneygram will start letting customers buy and sell bitcoin at 12,000 locations, thanks to a partnership with Coinme. Read More

May 11, 2021
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Indonesia considers capital gains tax on cryptocurrency trades
By: HELEN PARTZ

A new capital gains tax scheme on crypto trades is still being discussed, according to a tax official. Read More

May 11, 2021
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By: Felipe Erazo

Japan is steadily becoming an area of interest for the cryptocurrency industry, and a politician in the capital city is looking to strengthen the trend. Read More

May 10, 2021
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Former Finance Secretary Urges Indian Government to Encourage Crypto Services, Regulate Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, who headed the committee that drafted India’s cryptocurrency bill, says that the government should not ban cryptocurrencies but regulate them instead. Read More

May 10, 2021
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Analyst Explains Why Ethereum Is Rallying, Hitting All-Time Highs
By: Kevin Helms

Investment management firm Ark Invest has highlighted three reasons why the price of ethereum has been hitting record highs. Read More

May 10, 2021
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One of Africa's Oldest Wildlife Conservancies Accepts Crypto Donations
By: Terence Zimwara

One of Africa’s biggest wildlife conservancies, the Virunga National Park, which is situated in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says it now accepts donations via cryptocurrency. Read More

May 9, 2021
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Privacy-Centric Coins See Fresh Gains, Monero Captures All-Time Price High
By: Jamie Redman

On May 7, the privacy-centric crypto asset monero captured an all-time high at $515 per unit, as demand for confidential transactions has increased in recent times. Read More

May 8, 2021
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Binance Reaches Twitter Trending Topic Status in Venezuela
By: Sergio Goschenko

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide, has reached a trending topic status in the Twitter social network sphere in Venezuela. Read More

May 8, 2021
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Wealth Manager Vaneck Files Application for an Ethereum ETF, Aims for Cboe BZX Listing
By: Jamie Redman

Public documents show the wealth manager Vaneck has applied for an ethereum based exchange-traded fund (ETF). Read More

May 7, 2021
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Tajik government taps blockchain firm for e-government infrastructure
By: MARIE HUILLET

A new public-private partnership between the Fantom Foundation and the Tajik Ministry of Industry of New Technologies will see the two roll out a range of blockchain-based solutions across nationwide IT infrastructure. Read More

May 7, 2021
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Report Finds Argentineans Are Becoming Increasingly Interested in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stablecoins
By:Felipe Erazo

Over a million Argentineans have been buying cryptocurrencies in the last few months, and a pattern has been spotted among them in terms of preferences. Read More

May 7, 2021
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National Payments Corporation of India Says It Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Through UPI
By: Kevin Helms

India’s payments authority, the National Payments Corporation of India, has reportedly said that it will not ban cryptocurrency transactions. Read More

May 7, 2021
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US Senator Elizabeth Warren Bashes Cryptocurrencies Citing Environmental Impact, Investor Protections
By: Kevin Helms

US Senator Elizabeth Warren sees several issues with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Read More

May 6, 2021
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Indian startup organization proposes regulatory framework for crypto
By: HELEN PARTZ

An internet startup association in India has asked the government to define cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as digital assets and not currencies. Read More

May 6, 2021
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Nokia announces blockchain-powered data marketplace
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Nokia’s permissioned blockchain platform will reportedly allow trusted data exchange and monetization among client participants. Read More

May 6, 2021
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Court Authorizes IRS to Summon User Records From Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange
By: Kevin Helms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained court authorization to serve a John Doe summons on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. Read More

May 6, 2021
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Visa and Tala Join Forces to Boost Cryptocurrency Adoption for Underbanked Populations
By: Kevin Helms

Payments giant Visa and financial services provider Tala have partnered to boost cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets. Read More

May 5, 2021
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Swedish crypto broker's IPO oversubscribed by 1,200%
By: HELEN PARTZ

Stockholm-based crypto brokerage Safello saw its IPO oversubscribed by nearly $60 million, or 1,240% from the planned $5 million. Read More

May 5, 2021
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Mogo Adds 146 ETH to Firm's Balance Sheet, Plans to Turn 5% of Its Portfolio Into Crypto Assets
By: Jamie Redman

On Tuesday, the Nasdaq-listed Canadian company Mogo revealed the firm has purchased 146 ether at an average price of $2,780. Read More

May 5, 2021
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Researchers Spot New Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Advertised Under a Subscription Model
By: Felipe Erazo

A cryptocurrency-related malware program has been advertised on darknet forums as the “leading way to make money in 2021,” raising alarms among the cybersecurity community. Read More

May 4, 2021
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Crypto donors to star-studded benefit raise $440K for autism awareness
By: MARIE HUILLET

Thanks to support from Nexo, viewers were able to donate in cryptocurrency to the "ColorTheSpectrum" live stream last week. Read More

May 4, 2021
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Binance CEO warns of CBDC drawbacks as digital dollar pilots proceed in US
By: HELEN PARTZ

CBDCs will never offer the same freedom of use as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, according to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. Read More

May 4, 2021
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Spanish Healthcare Group to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments, Citing Interest in 'Bitcoin Revolution'
By: Felipe Erazo

Cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic for the Spanish government and regulators, with some not too friendly measures against crypto ads or enhancing tax rules. Read More

May 3, 2021
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Mastercard adds 6 blockchain payments startups to accelerator program
By: SAM BOURGI

The "fintech innovators" will receive direct support from Mastercard as they bring their products and services to market. Read More

May 3, 2021
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E-Commerce Giant Ebay Looking at Accepting Cryptocurrency for 187 Million Buyers, CEO Reveals
By: Kevin Helms

Ebay is looking at cryptocurrency as a payment option for its 187 million buyers on the platform, the company’s CEO has revealed. Read More

May 2, 2021
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Turkey Updates Cryptocurrency Regulation Amid Payments Ban and Collapsing Exchanges
By: Kevin Helms

The Turkish government has updated the country’s cryptocurrency regulation following the banning of cryptocurrencies for payments and failing crypto exchanges. Read More

May 2, 2021
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2021's Largest Epoch Drop: Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Dips Over 12%, Hashrate Nears 200 Exahash
By: Jamie Redman

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has seen a massive drop this week, as the metric slid 12.6% and was the largest difficulty drop in 2021. Read More

May 1, 2021
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A $1 billion crypto fund could be on its way from Andreessen Horowitz
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

The VC firm is looking to raise a considerable sum to put towards crypto investments. Read More

May 1, 2021
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Actress Mila Kunis Reveals 'I'm Using Cryptocurrencies' After Getting Into Bitcoin With Ashton Kutcher 8 Years Ago
By: Kevin Helms

Actress Mila Kunis has revealed that she and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, started investing in bitcoin more than eight years ago. Read More

Apr 30, 2021
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Australian senate committee calls for national blockchain land registry
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Australia’s senate committee on technology and finance wants lawmakers to establish a national blockchain land registry. Read More

Apr 30, 2021
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Turkey jails 6 in probe into missing Thodex crypto exchange CEO
By: HELEN PARTZ

The arrested siblings of the missing Thodex CEO reportedly own millions of dollars worth of crypto. Read More

Apr 30, 2021
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New Jersey County Liquidates Bitcoin Seized in 2018, Profiting Almost 300%
By: Felipe Erazo

A $100 investment into DOGE 100 days ago would now be worth $2,742, while the same investment into BTC would be worth $130 today. Read More

Apr 28, 2021
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100 fascinating facts about crypto’s last 100 days
By: SAMUEL HAIG

A $100 investment into DOGE 100 days ago would now be worth $2,742, while the same investment into BTC would be worth $130 today. Read More

Apr 28, 2021
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Ethiopia Links up With Cardano Creator to Launch the Country's Biggest Blockchain Deployment Yet
By: Terence Zimwara

Reports from Ethiopia say the government has enlisted the services of software company IOHK in its bid to launch the country’s biggest blockchain deployment to date. Read More

Apr 28, 2021
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Nigerian Regulator Issues 'Extreme Caution' Crypto Investments Warning
By: Terence Zimwara

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become the latest body to warn of risks associated with cryptocurrency investments. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
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Russian space agency uses blockchain to protect intellectual property
By: HELEN PARTZ

The exchange will offer up to 3% cashback in the form of cryptocurrency for users of its upcoming Mastercard credit card. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
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Gemini to launch Bitcoin cashback rewards on Mastercard credit card
By: GREG THOMSON

The exchange will offer up to 3% cashback in the form of cryptocurrency for users of its upcoming Mastercard credit card. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
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Survey: 14% of Russians Think Cryptocurrencies Will Oust Fiat in 10 Years
By: Felipe Erazo

A new survey revealed the different stances of Russians toward cryptocurrencies and fiat currency. Read More

Apr 26, 2021
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South Korean Prime Minister nominee to look into controversial crypto tax law
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

South Korea’s crypto tax law continues to face significant opposition from cryptocurrency proponents in the county. Read More

Apr 26, 2021
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Blockchain Object Storage Company Filebase Raises $2M, Aims to Incorporate Filecoin and Arweave Networks
By: Jamie Redman

Filebase, a blockchain-based object storage company built on top of the Sia network has revealed the business has closed an initial seed round gathering $2 million from investors. Read More

Apr 26, 2021
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Bitmain Reveals New Antminer E9 Ethereum Miner, ASIC Device Commands 3 GH/s Hashrate
By: Jamie Redman

The cryptocurrency mining rig and ASIC chipmaker Bitmain revealed a new digital currency mining device that’s dedicated to mining ethereum. Read More

Apr 25, 2021
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SEC Commissioner on Banning Bitcoin: 'It's Very Difficult to Ban Peer-to-Peer Technology'
By: Kevin Helms

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce believes that the U.S. government cannot ban bitcoin, stating that “it’s very difficult to ban something that’s essentially a peer-to-peer technology.” Read More

Apr 24, 2021
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Former Employees From Major South Korean Firms Quit Their Jobs After Pocketing Millions in Crypto Profits
By: Felipe Erazo

South Korea’s crypto-sphere has been witnessing a volatile environment in terms of regulatory moves, as bitcoin prices and other altcoins are also having wild moves. Read More

Apr 24, 2021
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Two Major Hotels in Touristic Spanish City to Accept Crypto Payments in the Wake of Covid-19 Crisis
By: Felipe Erazo

Sevilla is becoming a crypto-friendly city in Spain at a fast pace, with two prominent local hotels announcing they will start accepting crypto payments. Read More

Apr 24, 2021
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Tax Authority Seizes Cryptocurrencies Worth $25 Million From Hundreds of Crypto Investors in South Korea
By: Kevin Helms

The tax department of the Seoul metropolitan government in South Korea has reportedly seized cryptocurrencies worth about $25 million from hundreds of crypto investors with delinquent taxes. Read More

Apr 23, 2021
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Bitcoin greenwashing? Lawmakers want clearer definitions of green energy
By: GREG THOMSON

U.K. legislators want clearer definitions applied to green energy usage to combat the rise of financial “greenwashing.” Read More

Apr 23, 2021
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New ASEAN blockchain consortium targets cross-border cooperation
By: HELEN PARTZ

The new ASEAN Blockchain Consortium aims to engage with regulators to ensure compliance and raise industry awareness. Read More

Apr 23, 2021
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National Court of Spain Takes the Investigation of the Alleged Ponzi Crypto Scheme Arbistar
By: Felipe Erazo

The investigation against an alleged major Spanish Ponzi crypto scheme will now be in charge of the National Court of Spain. Read More

Apr 22, 2021
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Bitcoiners back social platform to escape shadowbans and demonetization
By: BRIAN QUARMBY

Anthony Pompliano and others have backed an alternative content platform that aims to give creators more revenue and freedom from shadowbans and demonetization. Read More

Apr 22, 2021
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Investment Manager Guggenheim Warns of 'Major Correction' in Bitcoin
By: Kevin Helms

Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd has warned of a “major correction” in bitcoin in the near term. Read More

Apr 22, 2021
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Man Offers to Buy 111 Tesla Model 3s if Elon Musk's Company Accepts Bitcoin Cash for Payments
By: Jamie Redman

On April 20, a video stemming from the Youtube channel called “1stmil.com” has the Bitcoin Cash community talking. Read More

Apr 21, 2021
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Crypto Fraud Reports in South Korea Surged Over 41% in 2020, Says Financial Watchdog
By: Felipe Erazo

Although bitcoin prices plummeted over the weekend, the overall bull-run remains alive, as well as the crypto-related fraud cases in South Korea. Read More

Apr 21, 2021
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Another South African Company Reveals Plans to List a Crypto ETF on Local Stock Exchange
By: Terence Zimwara

Fresh reports from South Africa suggest another local company, Sygnia, is set to apply to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to list a new cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). Read More

Apr 20, 2021
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WeWork to accept crypto payments and hold them on its balance sheet
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

The coworking firm is the latest to see crypto as a suitable asset for its corporate treasury. Read More

Apr 20, 2021
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Oracle Service API3 Partners With the Open Banking Project, Plans to Connect 400 Banking APIs to Blockchain
By: Jamie Redman

On Monday, the oracle provider API3 announced a ten-year partnership with the Open Bank Project in order to connect more than 400 banking APIs to blockchain smart contracts using API3’s Airnode. Read More

Apr 20, 2021
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Ukrainian Parliament Passes Bill That Criminalizes People Who Don't Reveal Crypto Holdings
By: Felipe Erazo

The Ukrainian parliament is enforcing its tough stance against people who don’t disclose their cryptocurrency holdings on the tax fillings. Read More

Apr 19, 2021
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South Korea plans interagency crackdown on illegal crypto transactions
By: HELEN PARTZ

South Korea’s top financial regulator established dedicated crypto investigation teams across the country last week. Read More

Apr 19, 2021
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US SEC Expected to Impose 'Fair Amount' of Regulation on Cryptocurrencies, Says Former Chairman
By: Kevin Helms

Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt says that he expects a “fair amount” of crypto regulation coming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following the confirmation of the new chairman. Read More

Apr 19, 2021
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Bank of America Survey: 74% of Fund Managers See Bitcoin as a Bubble
By: Kevin Helms

The most recent Bank of America Fund Manager Survey shows that about three out of four professional investors think that bitcoin is a bubble. Read More

Apr 18, 2021
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Leading Bitcoin Payments Processor Bitpay Joins Crypto Patent Alliance COPA
By: Jamie Redman

The world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, Bitpay has announced the company is joining the Square-founded crypto patent effort the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA). Read More

Apr 17, 2021
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Nigeria's SEC in Talks With Central Bank of Nigeria Over Crypto Regulation— 2020 Crypto Guidelines Still Suspended
By: Terence Zimwara

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies are ongoing. Read More

Apr 17, 2021
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'Ossification Is Stupid:' Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes 'Speedy Trial' Taproot Activation
By: Jamie Redman

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Read More

Apr 17, 2021
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Bank of Brazil Becomes the First State-Backed Bank to Allow Customers Exposure to a Crypto ETF
By: Felipe Erazo

Brazil’s first crypto ETF debut is postponed, but not because plans have failed whatsoever. Read More

Apr 16, 2021
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Turkey Bans Cryptocurrency Use for Payments as Local Currency Plunges
By: Kevin Helms

The Central bank of the Republic of Turkey has issued a cryptocurrency regulation prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments of goods and services. Read More

Apr 15, 2021
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Switzerland’s largest insurer AXA starts accepting Bitcoin as payment
By: MARIE HUILLET

All private AXA customers now have the option to pay insurance premiums for any non-life insurance products in Bitcoin. Read More

Apr 15, 2021
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Chinese investors reboot Iranian Bitcoin mining facility
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

A Chinese–Iranian Bitcoin mining facility is set to resume operations after being forced to shut down earlier in the year. Read More

Apr 15, 2021
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Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies
By: Terence Zimwara

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Read More

Apr 14, 2021
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Dubai’s economic department to roll out blockchain-based corporate KYC
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development wants to accelerate the total adoption of UAE KYC — the national Know Your Customer standard running on blockchain technology. Read More

Apr 14, 2021
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Kenyan Athlete and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Gets $40K in ETH After Auctioning NFTs of 'Key Moments'
By: Reuben Jackson

Kenyan athlete and world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge recently auctioned off his first set of NFTs for a total of 17.9837 ethereum tokens. Read More

Apr 14, 2021
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The Money Roundup: Making Cents of Blockchain Fundraising News
By: Reuben Jackson

From crypto trading to defi, the most exciting areas in blockchain fintech development and innovation are attracting serious investments from all industry corners. Read More

Apr 13, 2021
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Linux Foundation launches blockchain-based platform for insurance
By: HELEN PARTZ

The Linux Foundation and the American Association of Insurance Services are co-launching a blockchain-based platform to help the insurance industry. Read More

Apr 13, 2021
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Spanish Tax Authority Issues 14,800 Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders
By: Felipe Erazo

Spanish authorities are enforcing their tough stance on the cryptocurrency industry, and the national tax agency seems to be taking it very seriously. Read More

Apr 13, 2021
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Venezuelan Guards Seize 76 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Due to 'Inconsistencies' in Transport Documents
By: Felipe Erazo

The Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) is known for having a tough stance against crypto mining rig counterfeits, as several operations have been assigned to combat the issues over the last few months. Read More

Apr 12, 2021
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Sri Lanka's Crypto Regulation: Central Bank Warns of Cryptocurrency Risks, Unlicensed Exchanges
By: Kevin Helms

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has published a warning notice about the risks associated with cryptocurrency as interest and trading volumes of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies surge locally and globally. Read More

Apr 12, 2021
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World's Wealthiest Annual Ranking Now Lists 12 Crypto Billionaires
By: Jamie Redman

The American business magazine Forbes recently published the company’s 2021 documentation of the wealthiest billionaires in the world. Read More

Apr 12, 2021
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Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Warns of 'Existential Crisis' if the US Fails to Create Digital Dollar
By: Terence Zimwara

Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital and bitcoin bull has warned that the United States’ failure to have its own digital currency could be an “existential crisis.” Read More

Apr 11, 2021
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Ripple becomes tidal wave, leads weekend pump and notches legal victories
By: ANDREW THURMAN

As Ripple fends off SEC lawyers, XRP enjoys an explosive weekend pump. Read More

Apr 11, 2021
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Goldman Sachs Predicts 'Big Evolution' Coming to Cryptocurrency Regulation
By: Kevin Helms

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon foresees “big evolution” coming to cryptocurrency regulation as demand for bitcoin from clients continues to rise. Read More

Apr 11, 2021
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Off to the Races: Kryptoin Re-files Bitcoin ETF Opting to List on Cboe Over Nasdaq
By: Jamie Redman

On April 9, 2021, the Delaware-based company and sponsor of the “Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust” filed an S1 amendment for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More

Apr 10, 2021
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Report Claims Ukrainian Officials Hold Over $2.6 Billion in Bitcoin
By: Felipe Erazo

The latest declarations from Ukrainian public officials revealed a billion-dollar amount of money they allegedly own in bitcoin. Read More

Apr 10, 2021
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An ECB Board Member Attacks Bitcoin, Says It 'Does Not Fulfill the Basic Properties of Money'
By: Terence Zimwara

Isabel Schnabel, a board member with the European Central Bank (ECB), has attacked bitcoin claiming the crypto asset “does not fulfill the basic properties of money.” Read More

Apr 9, 2021
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Sri Lanka's central bank warns public against risks of crypto investment
By: MARIE HUILLET

The central bank listed four chief concerns, including the lack of legal recourse in the event of investor disputes and possible violations of foreign exchange regulations when purchasing crypto from abroad. Read More

Apr 9, 2021
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Ebang refutes Bitcoin ‘China Hustle’ claims as share price falls 20%
By: GREG THOMSON

A NASDAQ traded Chinese Bitcoin mining firm has seen its shares fall 20% after a damning short report unveiled some alleged dodgy dealings. Read More

Apr 9, 2021
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Paypal Cofounder Peter Thiel Thinks China Is Using Bitcoin as Financial Weapon Against the US
By: Terence Zimwara

According to Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel, the Chinese government, which detests the U.S. dollar’s reserve currency status, could be using bitcoin as a financial weapon against the U.S. While he concedes that China has no intentions of making the yuan renminbi a reserve currency, Thiel still thinks the Asian country may have longed bitcoin because it weakens the dollar’s influence. Read More

Apr 8, 2021
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More Russians are disclosing their cryptocurrency incomes: Report
By: HELEN PARTZ

Consulting firms, such as PwC Russia, said that Russians have been increasingly reporting their income from cryptocurrency operations. Read More

Apr 8, 2021
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Cryptojacking Activity Decreased for the First Time Since 2018, Says Intelligence Reports
By: Felipe Erazo

Cryptojacking activity seems to be losing momentum, specifically types that mine monero, as a recent report unveiled a slowdown in the illicit crypto-mining activities in the cloud. Read More

Apr 8, 2021
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VC Backed Billion-Dollar Stablecoin Project Fei Protocol Falls Below the USD Peg
By: Jamie Redman

The new decentralized finance (defi) stablecoin project called Fei had some issues this week after the 1:1 USD pegged token dropped well below its targeted $1 value. Read More

Apr 7, 2021
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Ripple wins access to SEC discussions on defining crypto assets as securities
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Ripple’s lawyers will dig through the SEC's internal discussion on crypto for mention of XRP. Read More

Apr 7, 2021
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Encrypted messaging app Signal enables private payments using MobileCoin
By: MARTIN YOUNG

High-speed privacy payments using MOB available to UK users only. Read More

Apr 7, 2021
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Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies
By: Felipe Erazo

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Read More

Apr 6, 2021
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Singapore authority issues crypto warning after PM falls prey to scammers
By: GREG THOMSON

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a warning to crypto investors after the state’s prime minister was unwittingly caught up in a fake token scam. Read More

Apr 6, 2021
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CoinShares launches physically-backed Litecoin ETP
By: HELEN PARTZ

Major European digital asset investment firm CoinShares has launched its third physically-backed ETP in 2021. Read More

Apr 6, 2021
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BTC Futures Open Interest Hits $23B, Binance Captures Lion's Share, Signals Say 43% Chance of $64K Bitcoin by Month's End
By: Jamie Redman

Bitcoin futures open interest on Monday has crossed $23 billion according to data recorded on April 5. Read More

Apr 6, 2021
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Blockchain and Crypto Startups Raise $2.6 Billion in Q1 of 2021— Figure Surpasses 2020 Total by $300 Million
By: Terence Zimwara

According to data analysis firm, CB Insights, about $2.6 billion was raised by some 129 blockchain-focused start-ups during the first quarter of 2021. Read More

Apr 5, 2021
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Hong Kong Customs seizes 300 crypto mining GPUs in anti-smuggling operation
By: MARIE HUILLET

Hong Kong Customs intercepted a large volume of pricey exotic foods, cosmetics and dedicated cryptocurrency mining GPUs in their latest successful anti-smuggling action. Read More

Apr 5, 2021
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No ‘blood coin’ for Kevin O’Leary as investor takes stand on Bitcoin energy consumption
By: GREG THOMSON

“Blood coin,” “clean coin” and maybe even “virgin coin” will become commonplace phrases as Bitcoin’s environmental concerns continue to rage. Read More

Apr 5, 2021
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Starbucks Customers Can Now Pay With Bitcoin via Bakkt's Digital Wallet App
By: Jamie Redman

Starbucks customers can now pay for items with bitcoin by leveraging the Bakkt digital wallet application. Read More

Apr 4, 2021
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Blockchain-based renewable energy marketplaces gain traction in 2021
By:JORDAN FINNESETH

Blockchain projects focused on optimizing the energy sector are gaining traction as greater emphasis is placed on conservation and efficiency. Read More

Apr 4, 2021
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Bitcoin Bounty Referenced on an Episode of Marvel's 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'
By: Jamie Redman

The leading digital asset bitcoin was mentioned on the action drama television show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Read More

Apr 4, 2021
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Ether Hashrate Climbs to New Heights, Reports Say a 2,000 Megahash ETH Miner Set to Drop This Summer
By: Jamie Redman

In December 2020, the mining rig manufacturer Innosilicon released a new ethereum miner called the Innosilicon A10 Pro+, which processes Ethereum-based hashrate at around 750 megahash per second (MH/s). Read More

Apr 3, 2021
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ETH breaks all-time high amid fresh price surge
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Ethereum has regained the $2,000 zone. Read More

Apr 3, 2021
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Tyler Winklevoss thinks Bitcoin is past the risk of a US ban
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Bitcoin has likely become too interwoven into the world for a ban to be plausible, says the Gemini CEO. Read More

Apr 3, 2021
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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Records, BTC Miners Capture $1.5 Billion in Revenue Last Month
By: Jamie Redman

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is the highest it has even been in its lifetime but bitcoin miners still captured record revenues last month raking in $1.5 billion in coinbase rewards and transaction fees. Read More

Apr 3, 2021
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Abkhazia Plans to Criminalize Crypto Mining as Energy Crisis Deepens— Extends Temporary Ban
By: Felipe Erazo

Crypto mining in Abkhazia is still a hot potato for the de facto state government, which is now determined to criminalize such activities. Read More

Apr 2, 2021
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The Power of ETH and BCH: Smart Bitcoin Cash Project Highlights Innovative Sidechain
By: Jamie Redman

On Thursday, Bitcoin Cash proponents were introduced to a new website that features a project called Smart Bitcoin Cash or Smartbch for short. Read More

Apr 2, 2021
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Irish Police Investigate Massive Bitcoin Scam That Allegedly Stole Millions From High-Net-Worth Individuals
By: Felipe Erazo

Irish police are on high alert due to the rising number of cases related to a bitcoin-related scam targeting high-net-worth people in the country. Read More

Apr 2, 2021
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Binance Abruptly Delists South African Rand Trading Pairs After Currency Fails to Meet 'High Level Standard'
By: Terence Zimwara

In an abrupt move, Binance South Africa announced on March 31 that all South African rand (ZAR) trading pairs will be delisted on April 2. Read More

Apr 1, 2021
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South Korea will use blockchain to prevent counterfeit vaccine passports
By: MARIE HUILLET

Blockchain technology is being used to cement confidence in the integrity of new health surveillance measures such as COVID-19 vaccine passports. Read More

Apr 1, 2021
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With US Tax Season Around the Corner, Here’s How to Report Crypto Activity to the IRS
By: Reuben Jackson

The key to properly filing taxes on cryptocurrency comes down to excellent record-keeping, the correct IRS tax forms, and knowledge about what qualifies as income versus capital gains. Read More

Apr 1, 2021
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Spain Is 'Close' to Regulating Crypto-Related Ads in the Streets, Says CNMV President
By: Felipe Erazo

Spanish financial authorities don’t seem to be happy with the massive crypto-related advertising campaigns deployed across Madrid’s streets. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
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Adam Back unveils Blockstream’s new Bitcoin mining security token
By: BRIAN QUARMBY

Apple removed the fake Trezor app several times, but it kept appearing on the App Store days later. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
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iPhone user blames Apple for $600K Bitcoin theft via fake app
By: HELEN PARTZ

Apple removed the fake Trezor app several times, but it kept appearing on the App Store days later. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
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Study Finds South Koreans Aged 20-39 Mainly Invest up to $100 in Cryptocurrencies
By: Felipe Erazo

South Korea’s “crypto boom” is a term that the local media has widely adopted to refer to the current hype seen across the Asian nation. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
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One-Tenth of a Bitcoin: Derivatives Giant CME Group to Launch Micro BTC Futures Contract
By: Jamie Redman

The American global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has announced the launch of a new bitcoin futures product on May 3, 2021, if U.S. regulators approve the product. Read More

Mar 30, 2021
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Iowa House approves bill to legally recognize blockchain smart contracts
By: GREG THOMSON

The bill would give legal recognition to transfers and registrations made through blockchain smart contracts. Read More

Mar 30, 2021
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PayPal to start letting US customers pay in Bitcoin at global merchants
By: GREG THOMSON

A checkout service will be implemented which waives transaction fees for purchases made using crypto, PayPal's president and CEO confirmed. Read More

Mar 30, 2021
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Spanish Island Government Decides to Sell Its Bitcoin Investment by Citing 'Ethical' Reasons
By: Felipe Erazo

Bitcoin is not liked by everyone from the Island Council of Tenerife, Spain. Read More

Mar 30, 2021
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Major Venezuelan Satellite TV Provider Enables Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Payments
By: Felipe Erazo

Venezuelan customers from the biggest satellite TV provider in the country are now able to pay their monthly bills via cryptocurrencies. Read More

Mar 29, 2021
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Boomers Next to Adopt Crypto, a Trillion Dollars Could Flow Into Bitcoin Over the Next Year, Says Novogratz
By: Kevin Helms

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz has predicted that as much as a trillion dollars could flow into bitcoin over the next year as wealthy baby boomers get into cryptocurrency. Read More

Mar 29, 2021
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Indian Government Now Requires Companies to Disclose Cryptocurrency Holdings
By: Kevin Helms

The Indian government has introduced new cryptocurrency disclosure rules. Read More

Mar 29, 2021
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New Zealand Fund Invests 5% in Bitcoin— CIO Says You 'Can’t Really Discount Bitcoin'
By: Terence Zimwara

A New Zealand hedge fund, NZ Funds Management, which had $350 million worth of assets under management at the end of December 2020, says five percent of its money is invested in bitcoin. Read More

Mar 28, 2021
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Former US Director of cybersecurity: Crypto ransomware ‘running wild’
By: ANDREW THURMAN

Ransomware is something the "average American" is worried about, says former cybersecurity top dog Chris Krebs. Read More

Mar 28, 2021
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Oaktree Capital Founder Howard Marks Changes His Mind About Bitcoin as Demand Soars and Price Jumps 10x
By: Kevin Helms

Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks has warmed up to bitcoin. He admitted that he had a knee-jerk reaction to the cryptocurrency and dismissed it too soon. Read More

Mar 28, 2021
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Russian Anti-Money Laundering Body Will Monitor Crypto to Fiat Transactions, Says Official
By: Terence Zimwara

Herman Neglyad, the deputy of the Russian anti-money laundering body, Rosfinmonitoring, has said his organization will monitor cryptocurrency transactions that involve the conversion from crypto to fiat. Read More

Mar 27, 2021
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Chainalysis has crypto’s 'heightened momentum' to thank for multibillion-dollar valuation
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

The company recently raised $100M in VC funds. How does it plan to spend that money? Read More

Mar 27, 2021
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DMG and Argo to Launch a Clean Energy-Focused Bitcoin Mining Pool
By: Jamie Redman

The blockchain and crypto firm DMG Blockchain Solutions has revealed a partnership with the crypto asset mining business Argo Blockchain. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
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Australian government offers $6M in grants to innovative blockchain teams
By: SAMUEL HAIG

The Australian government has made two grants of up to $3 million available to blockchain teams targeting minerals certification and excise taxation solutions. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
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Major South Korean Bank BNK Busan Plans to Offer Banking Services to Domestic Crypto Exchanges
By: Felipe Erazo

The South Korean crypto frenzy among the banking industry remains on fire, as another major bank is treading waters to offer banking services for crypto exchanges. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
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Study Finds Cryptocurrency Scams Surged 40% in 2020, Forecasts an Increase of 75% in 2021
By: Felipe Erazo

A new study revealed that cryptocurrency-related scams almost doubled over the last year. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
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Banning Bitcoin is like rejecting the US dollar, entrepreneur warns India
By: GREG THOMSON

Rejecting crypto as a reserve currency will lead to an Indian currency devaluation of the worst kind, warns blockchain entrepreneur Raj Chowdry. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
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John McAfee's Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case
By: Felipe Erazo

The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
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Bitcoin In Contango: How Pricing Differences Can Foreshadow Further Gains
By: Reuben Jackson

Major differences in the spot price for bitcoin and the cost of buying the cryptocurrency in the futures market create unique opportunities for traders. Read More

Mar 24, 2021
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Armed Criminals Who Posed as Bitcoin Buyers Stole Over $5K From a 26-Year-Old Man in Argentina
By: Felipe Erazo

In-person crypto robberies are becoming a global issue lately for the authorities, and this time, Argentina is the place of the latest case reported. Read More

Mar 24, 2021
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Tesla Begins Accepting Bitcoin — Elon Musk Says BTC Payments Will Not Be Converted to Fiat Currency
By: Kevin Helms

Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has started accepting bitcoin payments. Read More

Mar 24, 2021
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After BTC Slid by 14%, Onchain Analyst Says a US Based Institution Is Currently Buying the Dip
By: Terence Zimwara

After setting a new all-time high (ATH) of $61,699 on March 13, bitcoin dropped to $53,300 on March 23, a decline of more than 14% in just ten days. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
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Bitcoin rally slows as whales transfer wealth to retail investors
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Crypto analytics firm Glassnode has spotted several indicators suggesting Bitcoin's bulls could be slowing down. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
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US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted Phones
By: Felipe Erazo

A communications provider is in legal trouble with the U.S. authorities for a money laundering case involving cryptocurrencies. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
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Report: JP Morgan Boss 'Not Happy' as Capital Positions Exemption for Big Banks Ends
By: Jamie Redman

On March 19, 2021, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board published a press release that detailed the temporary supplementary leverage ratio easements will be expiring as scheduled. Read More

Mar 22, 2021
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Bitcoin searches in Turkey spike 566% after Turkish lira drops 14%
By: GREG THOMSON

Searches for Bitcoin emanating from Turkey exploded after news broke regarding the 14% plunge in the value of the Turkish lira. Read More

Mar 22, 2021
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Scaramucci's Skybridge Capital Registers With SEC to Launch a Bitcoin ETF
By: Jamie Redman

Anthony Scaramucci’s Skybridge Capital has filed an S-1 registration form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Read More

Mar 22, 2021
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Ebang Hopes to Capture a ‘Competitive Edge’ After Developing a Next-Generation 6nm Bitcoin Mining Chip
By: Jamie Redman

The publicly-listed bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Ebang has announced the completion of a new 6nm ASIC mining chip. Read More

Mar 21, 2021
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Citi Executive Says Bitcoin Will Do Well But Sees Better Investments in 'Giant Unstoppable Trends'
By: Kevin Helms

Citibank’s David Bailin believes that bitcoin will do well because of the level of interest from investors. Read More

Mar 21, 2021
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Thai Central Bank Declares Baht-Pegged Stablecoin Illegal in Violation of Currency Law
By: Kevin Helms

Thailand’s central bank has declared a stablecoin pegged to the Thai Baht illegal, citing violation of the country’s currency law. Read More

Mar 20, 2021
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South Koreans Are Required to Pay Taxes for Crypto Holdings in Overseas Exchanges, Authorities Warn
By: Felipe Erazo

South Korean tax authorities are unstoppable in keeping crypto holders in their eyes and making them accountable to pay taxes. Read More

Mar 20, 2021
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Atlanta-Based Bitcoin ATM Provider Launches Over 100 New Machines Across 24 States in the US
By: Felipe Erazo

A bitcoin ATM provider has announced a deployment of new machines across several states in the U.S. Bitcoin Depot is set to launch over 100 new bitcoin ATMs in 24 states soon. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
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Ethereum whales refuse to sell as more ETH flows into DeFi
By: MARTIN YOUNG

The number of wallets holding over 10K ETH has hardly dropped in four weeks. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
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Lindsey Lohan Jumps Into NFT Market Auctioning Her Own Creation
By: Reuben Jackson

Coinshares is teaming up with MintGreen to recycle heat waste from Bitcoin mining. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
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Bitcoin mine heat-recycling firm MintGreen closes seed round led by CoinShares
By: BRIAN QUARMBY

Coinshares is teaming up with MintGreen to recycle heat waste from Bitcoin mining. Read More

Mar 17, 2021
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Retail traders buying more Bitcoin than institutions: JPMorgan
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Retail traders have been buying large amounts of BTC through PayPal and Square. Read More

Mar 17, 2021
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Bitcoin's price doubled in 75 days — How long until the next 100% leg up?
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Historical analysis suggests that the amount of time it takes for the Bitcoin price to double may accelerate during this bull run. Read More

Mar 17, 2021
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South Korean Tax Agency Identifies Over 2,400 Evaders Who Used Cryptocurrencies to Bypass Taxation
By: Felipe Erazo

South Korean authorities seem to be focusing on strengthening measures to combat tax evasion across the nation. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
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Long-term investors are hodling, with 95% of Bitcoin trades involving ‘young coins’
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Long-term holders are continuing to accumulate BTC while short-term speculators are selling. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
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Report all crypto transactions or face 5-year jail term in South Korea
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Strict reporting rules for crypto businesses in South Korea are set to come into effect with existing firms given six months to comply or face stiff penalties. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
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Mizuho Bank Survey Says $24 Billion in US Stimulus Checks May Be Used to Buy Bitcoin
By: Jamie Redman

On March 15, 2021, Mizuho Securities Co., a firm wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, revealed the findings of a new survey that says a great deal of stimulus money will find its way into stock markets and the cryptocurrency economy. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
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Report: Covid-19 Caused 50% of Adults Aged Between 35 and 44 to Embrace Cryptocurrencies
By: Terence Zimwara

A new study, which was undertaken by the Slovakian internet security company Eset, finds 50% of 35 to 44-year-olds have become involved in cryptocurrencies since the pandemic. Read More

Mar 15, 2021
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South Korea deepens probe on tax evasion via cryptocurrencies
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO`

South Korea’s tax authority is going after individuals hiding their assets in cryptocurrencies as a way of avoiding tax payments. Read More

Mar 15, 2021
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Fund Manager Warns Bitcoin Is Pointless and 'a Particularly Vile Asset Class'
By: Kevin Helms

Tim Bond, a portfolio manager at Odey Asset Management, has warned that bitcoin is pointless, calling the cryptocurrency “a particularly vile asset class.” Read More

Mar 14, 2021
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Trading Bitcoin options is less risky than futures but mind the premium!
By: MARCEL PECHMAN

Trading Bitcoin options can be a great way to access leverage while avoiding the liquidation risk presented by futures contracts but investors must keep an eye on the premiums. Read More

Mar 14, 2021
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Norway's Fourth-Richest Man Invests in a Crypto Mining ASIC Manufacturer
By: Jamie Redman

According to regional reports, the Norwegian billionaire and hedge fund manager, Ole Andreas Halvorsen, is investing funds into an energy-reducing cryptocurrency mining chip hardware company. Read More

Mar 14, 2021
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Valkyrie Hopes to Launch 'Innovative Balance Sheet ETF' Backed by Companies Exposed to Bitcoin
By: Jamie Redman

At the end of January, the Texas-based firm Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an exchange-traded fund (ETF) registration for the “Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust” with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More

Mar 13, 2021
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Blockchain can stamp out fake news and rebuild trust in mass media
By: ARSENII TRETIAKOV

Blockchain technology implemented in the media industry will help to prevent fake news from spreading. Read More

Mar 13, 2021
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Spin to Win 10,000 Free Rounds in the Latest Tournament from Bitcoin Games
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Win from a prize pool of 50,000 Free Spins in the newly launched tournament by Bitcoin Games Read More

Mar 13, 2021
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Cryptocurrency Markets Catch Fresh Momentum, BTC Price Taps Psychological $60K Handle
By: Jamie Redman

The price of bitcoin cracked a new all-time high on Saturday morning reaching $60,120 per unit at around 6:25 a.m. (ET). Bitcoin now has a 1.12 trillion-dollar market valuation and a dominance level of around 61.9% while ethereum now commands close to 12% of the $1.70 trillion capitalization of all 8,792 digital assets in the crypto economy. Read More

Mar 12, 2021
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China’s blockchain ambitions set in stone after mention in national five-year plan
By: GREG THOMSON

China's latest five-year plan mentions blockchain technology specifically and signals an increasing focus on the research of emerging technologies. Read More

Mar 12, 2021
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Goldman Sachs Reports Rising Customer Demand for BTC: Predicts an 'Explosion' in the Use of Digital Currencies
By: Terence Zimwara

John Waldron, the chief operating officer (COO) of Goldman Sachs, says the financial services giant is seeing rising customer demand to own and invest in bitcoin. Read More

Mar 12, 2021
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Major Israeli Investment House Invested $100 Million in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Fund in December 2020
By: Felipe Erazo

One of the biggest asset managers in Israel allocated millions of dollars into the shares of Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). Read More

Mar 11, 2021
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Ethereum miners plot hash-power ‘show of force’ against EIP-1559
By: SAMUEL HAIG

In protest of the upcoming implementation of EIP-1559, some Ethereum miners are organizing to redirect hash power to a 1559-opposed pool for 51 hours. Read More

Mar 11, 2021
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ETC Group Lists Ether ETP on Deutsche Borse's Xetra, Company's Bitcoin ETP Now Has $1 Billion AUM
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Financial services company Etc Group on Tuesday launched its centrally-cleared ethereum exchange-traded product (ETP) on the Deutsche Borse’s Xetra marketplace. Read More

Mar 11, 2021
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Spanish Real Estate Agency Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Properties in the Canary Islands
By: Felipe Erazo

Crypto adoption keeps spreading among the real estate industry in Europe, specifically in Spain. Read More

Mar 10, 2021
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Ripple ends YouTube lawsuit over XRP giveaway scams, says CEO
By: GREG THOMSON

Ripple and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse had alleged that YouTube profited monetarily from fraudulent XRP giveaways. Read More

Mar 10, 2021
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German Bank Donner & Reuschel to Offer Crypto Custody Services in Response to a 'High Market Demand' in the Country
By: Felipe Erazo

Cryptocurrency adoption among the traditional banking industry keeps spreading across the board, and it has arrived at a bank based in Hamburg, Germany. Read More

Mar 10, 2021
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AMD Could Release Its Own Crypto GPU to Mine Ethereum to Calm Down the Skirmish Between Miners and Gamers
By: Felipe Erazo

A U.S. multinational semiconductor company could be preparing the ground to release its own series of cryptocurrency mining processors. Read More

Mar 10, 2021
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Portuguese Authorities Contemplate Launching an Investigation on Local Crypto Social Media Influencers
By: Felipe Erazo

Portuguese authorities are reportedly planning to take action against social media influencers who provide advice on crypto-related investments. Read More

Mar 9, 2021
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Glassnode: $47k showed strongest on-chain support since BTC broke $11k
By: JOSHUA MAPPERSON

While the partnership between Ripple and MoneyGram has been officially terminated, the two firms have expressed they are open to resuming collaboration in the future. Read More

Mar 9, 2021
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Ripple and MoneyGram to 'wind down' partnership
By: MARTIN YOUNG

While the partnership between Ripple and MoneyGram has been officially terminated, the two firms have expressed they are open to resuming collaboration in the future. Read More

Mar 9, 2021
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Private Blockchain Project Funding Accelerates as Companies Race to Address New Needs
By: Reuben Jackson

Blockchain operations are increasingly embracing more traditional financing from big-name venture funds to leverage these strategic stakeholders’ benefits instead of crowdfunding avenues popularized during the last blockchain hype wave. Read More

Mar 8, 2021
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Argo Blockchain buys 320 acre land plot in Texas to expand mining operations
By: MARIE HUILLET

The acquisition will provide Argo with access to up to additional 200MW of cheap and renewable electrical power. Read More

Mar 8, 2021
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Critics Claim Tesla Should Sell Bitcoin Position, Electric Vehicle Firm's Shares Down 30% Since Buying
By: Jamie Redman

Ever since Tesla announced the company held $1.5 billion in bitcoin on its balance sheet during the first week of February, the company’s stocks have dropped over 30%. Read More

Mar 8, 2021
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Indian Government Open to Exploring Cryptocurrencies — Finance Minister Offers New Clues About Crypto Regulation
By: Kevin Helms

The Indian finance minister has finally revealed clues about what is in the cryptocurrency bill that is due to be introduced in parliament. Read More

Mar 7, 2021
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Ripple's Asia Pacific Business Flourishing Despite SEC Lawsuit, Says CEO
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Ripple chief executive officer Brad Garlinghouse said Friday that the company’s business in the Asia-Pacific region has not suffered from the ongoing regulatory issues in the U.S. Read More

Mar 7, 2021
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Argentinean Startup Accelerator Launches Crypto Mining Farm in Mar Del Plata
By:Felipe Erazo

The Technological District of Mar del Plata, Argentina, will host a massive crypto mining operation backed by a domestic startup accelerator. Read More

Mar 6, 2021
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No crypto ban in India: Finance Minister predicts “very calibrated” stance
By:ANDREW THURMAN

No blanket ban on the horizon, with an open "window" for experimentation in India says Nirmala Sitharaman Read More

Mar 6, 2021
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JP Morgan Poll: 22% of Investors Say Their Institutions Likely to Trade or Invest in Cryptocurrencies
By: Jamie Redman

A recent JP Morgan poll found that 22% of the respondents said their respective organizations were likely to trade or to invest in cryptocurrencies. Read More

Mar 6, 2021
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Selling Social Media Posts for $1.5 Million? Blockchain-Certified Tweet Sales Spark NFT Controversy
By: Jamie Redman

The cryptocurrency community is in a tizzy this weekend after the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, tweeted about a new application that allows people to purchase tweets with ethereum. Read More

Mar 5, 2021
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Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit shuts up shop in UK in compliance with FCA ban
By: GREG THOMSON

Bybit will stop serving customers from U.K.-based IP addresses starting March 31, following the FCA's ban on all cryptocurrency derivatives trading. Read More

Mar 5, 2021
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Bitfury's US Bitcoin mining subsidiary to go public via $2B SPAC merger
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Bitcoin mining firms, even the newly-established ones, seem to be increasingly pursuing public listings. Read More

Mar 5, 2021
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Crypto Tax Compliance Startup Taxbit Raises $100 Million, Targets International Expansion
By: Jeffrey Gogo

U.S. crypto tax compliance startup Taxbit has raised $100 million in a Series A funding round led by investment firms Paradigm and Tiger Global. Read More

Mar 4, 2021
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Colombia’s oldest commercial bank pilots crypto services
By: HELEN PARTZ

One of the largest banks in Colombia, Banco de Bogotá, will pilot crypto services as part of a regulatory sandbox project. Read More

Mar 4, 2021
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Selling Non-Fungible Tokens Built With Bitcoin Cash
By: Jamie Redman

In the summer of 2019, our newsdesk published a step-by-step guide on how to create a non-fungible token (NFT) asset by leveraging the Simple Ledger Protocol built on top of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Read More

Mar 4, 2021
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Grayscale Adds 174,000 LTC to Its Litecoin Holdings- Price of the Altcoin Unresponsive
By: Terence Zimwara

According to reports, Grayscale added 174,000 tokens to its litecoin holdings in the past month. Read More

Mar 3, 2021
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Public, private actors in Delhi trial blockchain-based solar energy trading
By: MARIE HUILLET

A peer-to-peer marketplace based on PowerLedger's blockchain technology will enable consumers and prosumers to trade their surplus rooftop solar energy. Read More

Mar 3, 2021
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Bitfarms Purchases 48,000 Bitcoin Miners, Plans to Increase Hashpower by 5 Exahash
By: Jamie Redman

The publicly listed Canadian bitcoin mining operation Bitfarms has announced the firm is purchasing 48,000 Microbt Whatsminer mining rigs in order to expand capacity. Read More

Mar 3, 2021
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An Iranian Think Tank Recommends the Use of Cryptocurrencies to Circumvent Sanctions
By: Terence Zimwara

A think tank affiliated with the Iranian Presidency has unveiled a study report that encourages the use of cryptocurrencies in circumventing sanctions against the country. Read More

Mar 2, 2021
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Crypto Bank Expands in India — Confident Government Will Approve Legitimate Use of Cryptocurrencies
By: Kevin Helms

Crypto bank Unicas, a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multi State Credit Cooperative Society, has expanded its operations by opening another physical branch. Read More

Mar 2, 2021
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Winner Cashes Out $160,000 from Bitcoin.com Games with a 13,870x Multiplier
By: Bitcoin.com PR

What started as a perfectly normal month of March for this player turned out to be a life-changing experience when they won, not one, but two big rounds of The Dog House Megaways slot on Bitcoin.com Games. Read More

Mar 2, 2021
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The Largest US Options Exchange Cboe Applies to List Vaneck's Bitcoin ETF
By: Jamie Redman

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has applied to list the Vaneck Bitcoin Trust, as an exchange-traded fund (ETF) if the fund is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More

Mar 1, 2021
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Google Finance adds dedicated ‘crypto’ tab featuring Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin
By: SAM BOURGI

Crypto continues to enter mainstream usage. Google Finance users can now get a quick rundown of the top cryptocurrency prices with just one click. Read More

Mar 1, 2021
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Online Retail Giant Rakuten Allows People to Load Payment App With Cryptocurrencies
By: Jamie Redman

The firm Rakuten Inc., often referred to as “the Amazon of Japan,” announced customers can now load up Rakuten Pay accounts with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash. Read More

Mar 1, 2021
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Spanish Court Orders the Investigation of Possible 'Computer Fraud' on Bittrex Exchange After a User Loses 1.3 BTC-ETH
By: Terence Zimwara

A Spanish Court has issued an order compelling a division within the country’s police to investigate the possible existence of “computer fraud” on the Bittrex cryptocurrency platform. Read More

Feb 28, 2021
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20 Bitcoin Block Rewards from 2010 Moved Today, Mystery Miner Spent $400 Million in BTC Since Black Thursday
By: Jamie Redman

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the great number of 2010 and 2011 block rewards being spent this year. Read More

Feb 28, 2021
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This bullish Bitcoin options strategy lets traders speculate on BTC price with less risk
By: Marcel Pechman

Hate being liquidated? Here’s how traders use the Long Butterfly options strategy to generate profits with less downside risk. Read More

Feb 27, 2021
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Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Contradicts Central Bank, Says Cryptocurrencies Must Be Regulated and Not Prohibited
By: Terence Zimwara

In an apparent rebuke of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo says the country’s monetary authorities must consider regulating crypto assets. Read More

Feb 27, 2021
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Investment Firm Launches the First 'Crypto Hedge Fund' in Spain- Plans to Expand Across Europe, Latin America
By: Felipe Erazo

In Spain, an investment company has begun to promote what they called the “first crypto hedge fund.” Read More

Feb 26, 2021
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Crypto leaders back MIT’s four-year initiative to harden Bitcoin’s security
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Crypto industry captains are throwing their support behind a long-term project from MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative to enhance Bitcoin’s security. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
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Spanish Real Estate Agency Offers an Apartment in Barcelona for Sale in Bitcoin- Taxes Must Be Paid in Fiat
By: Felipe Erazo

A Spanish real estate platform has listed its first-ever property for sale for cryptocurrency. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
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Ethereum on track to settle $1.6 trillion this quarter
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Ethereum's quarterly settlement value is on course to increase by 1,280% year-over-year. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
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New Crypto Rules in Thailand Could Require Traders to Show Income Before Opening Trading Accounts
By: Felipe Erazo

Thailand seeks to introduce a new set of rules for retail crypto investors, specifically targeting those who want to open accounts. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
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Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Hits $19 Billion, Harsh Intraday Swings, Analyst Says 'Fresh Rally' Expected
By: Jamie Redman

The start of the week saw digital currency markets drop significantly in value, as billions of dollars were shaved off the entire crypto economy’s capitalization. Read More

Feb 24, 2021
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Musk no longer world’s richest man after Tesla and Bitcoin slump
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Tesla stock began to slide in late January, accelerating after the BTC purchase announcement. Read More

Feb 24, 2021
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Bitfinex and Tether Fined $18.5M in Settlement With NY Attorney General, Both Firms Barred From Trading in the City
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Bitfinex and Tether have been banned from operating in New York and must pay a fine of $18.5 million as part of a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG’s) office over a case dating back to 2019. Read More

Feb 24, 2021
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Report: Bitcoin Mining Firm Northern Data AG Plans for a $500 Million IPO
By: Jamie Redman

While the public prepares for the upcoming Coinbase public offering, the mining firm Northern Data AG is reportedly planning to go public as well. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
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Kraken users demand refunds over flash-crash liquidations
By: BRIAN QUARMBY

Margin traders on Kraken are outraged after a flash-crash triggered wholesale liquidations while the exchange was inaccessible to users. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
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Crypto influencer warns Ethereum fees will drive users away
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Crypto YouTuber Lark Davis is urging Ethereum’s to launch ETH 2.0 quickly, warning its devs must act soon to prevent rival networks from taking over amid high gas fees. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
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Cape Cod's Largest Hospital Gets Bitcoin Donations Worth $800K
By: Jamie Redman

One of Cape Cod’s largest hospitals received two bitcoin donations this year totaling $800,000 in value. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
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Bitcoin Hashrate Hits 180 Exahash, Mining Difficulty Climbs Higher, Pools Jump by 35%
By: Jamie Redman

The price of bitcoin has climbed to phenomenal heights during the last few weeks and this has fueled the crypto asset’s mining sector a great deal. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
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Russian Bill to Recognize Cryptocurrencies as Property Advances in Parliament
By: Kevin Helms

Russia’s parliament has advanced the bill that proposes to recognize cryptocurrencies as property. Read More

Feb 20, 2021
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Bitcoin’s market cap flipped Tencent on its way to $1 Trillion
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

You’re next, Google. At approximately $1 trillion, Bitcoin’s market cap has blown past Tencent, which holds a valuation of roughly $917.8 billion at time of publication, according to AssetDash rankings. Read More

Feb 20, 2021
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Malaysian Police Bust Gang That Stole $2.15 Million Worth of Electricity to Mine Bitcoin
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Police in Malaysia’s Jahor state have busted a seven-men gang that stole 8.6 million Malaysian ringgits ($2.15 million) worth of electricity to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Read More

Feb 20, 2021
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Troubled NZ Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Suffers Another Hack in the Midst of Liquidation Process
By: Felipe Erazo

Controversy still surrounds a liquidated New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange, which allegedly got hacked again. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
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Poll finds four in 10 Brits believe the stock market is as risky as crypto
By: BRIAN QUARMBY

A new poll has found that 42% of Brits believe it is now safe to invest in cryptocurrency. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
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Firm in Portugal to accept Bitcoin for electricity bills
By: HELEN PARTZ

Some Portuguese residents will reportedly be able to pay for electricity in Bitcoin starting from February. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
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US Authorities Take Action to Shut Down Crypto Trading Platform Allegedly Defrauding Thousands of Investors
By: Kevin Helms

The New York attorney general and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed charges against a cryptocurrency trading platform that allegedly defrauded thousands of investors out of over a million dollars. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
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Binance Coin Topples USDT to Become the Number Three Crypto After a 300% Price Surge
By: Terence Zimwara

The Binance token has toppled the stablecoin Tether to become the third-largest crypto asset by market capitalization. Read More

Feb 18, 2021
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Pionex Is a Crypto Exchange With Built-in Automated Trading Tools You Can Trust
By: Bitcoin.com PR

The international Pionex cryptocurrency exchange has been one of the fastest growing trading platforms in Asia in 2020 and it is now set to capture even more of the global market in 2021. Read More

Feb 18, 2021
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Russian crypto mining firm scrambles to meet foreign demand
By: HELEN PARTZ

Russian crypto mining giant BitRiver is rushing to build two new data centers to meet increasing demand from global crypto miners. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
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Microsoft has no plans to make Tesla-like move into Bitcoin, says president
By: HELEN PARTZ

Microsoft president Brad Smith did not exclude the possibility of the company putting Bitcoin on its balance sheet one day. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
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Dubai Government Licensing Entity Now Accepts Bitcoin for Payments
By: Jeffrey Gogo

A government-owned entity in Dubai has started accepting bitcoin, ether and tether as payment for its services, according to local media reports. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
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Blockchain Firm Asks Nevada State for Permission to Build a Crypto 'Smart City' in Storey County
By: Felipe Erazo

A crypto “smart city” could become a reality in Nevada’s desert, as a blockchain firm applied to make it possible. Read More

Feb 16, 2021
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Verge of disaster: 200 days transactions wiped from blockchain
By: JOSHUA MAPPERSON

Verge has been hit by a huge blockchain reorganization, resulting in more than six months worth of transactions and balances vanishing. However, devs claim it can be fixed. Read More

Feb 16, 2021
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Bitcoin miners are hodling while long-term investors take profits
By: MARTIN YOUNG

On-chain data shows that while miners are selling less BTC, old investors are realizing profits. Read More

Feb 16, 2021
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Argentinean Prosecutor Investigates an Alleged Bitcoin Scam Ganancias Deportivas
By: Felipe Erazo

In Mendoza, Argentina, law enforcement launched an investigation against a sports-related investment site for presumably being a bitcoin scam. Read More

Feb 16, 2021
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Bitcoin Games Releases ‘The Angry Banker’, Hosts a $12,000 Tournament
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Bitcoin Games releases its first exclusive slot game The Angry Banker with a $12,000 tournament! Read More

Feb 15, 2021
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Exchanges warn that Hong Kong's crypto retail trader ban could backfire
By: MARIE HUILLET

Crypto industry concern mounts ahead of the likely introduction of a bill to ban retail traders from cryptocurrency activities in Hong Kong. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
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US Government Won't Allow Corporates to Keep Replacing Dollars With Bitcoin, Warns Investment Advisor
By: Kevin Helms

Dan Nathan, the founder of Risk Reversal Advisors, says that the U.S. government will not keep allowing corporations like Elon Musk’s Tesla to replace dollars with bitcoin. Read More

Feb 14, 2021
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Blockchain mysteries: Biggest crypto transaction fee oddities
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Take a look at a few crypto transactions that came with unnecessarily high fees. Read More

Feb 14, 2021
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Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies
By: Jamie Redman

One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Read More

Feb 14, 2021
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Indian Official Provides Updates on Crypto Bill and Transition Period for Crypto Holders: Report
By: Kevin Helms

As the Indian government gets closer to moving forward with the cryptocurrency bill, an official from the Ministry of Finance reportedly explained what discussions the government has been having regarding the crypto bill and the impending legislation. Read More

Feb 13, 2021
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Former risk analyst explains why he's selling his Bitcoin
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

According to his logic, Bitcoin has been a failure for 11 years. Read More

Feb 13, 2021
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Bitcoin's Rapid Increase Should Compel Crypto Investors to Own Gold, Says Top Miner
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Sandeep Biswas, chief executive officer of Newcrest Mining, one of the world’s biggest gold miners, has said that the sharp increase in bitcoin prices should compel crypto investors to hold gold as a safe-haven asset. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
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India's crypto ban is coming, hodlers to be given transition period: Bloomberg
By: SAMUEL HAIG

An anonymous Indian official has claimed the country’s parliament will soon introduce a blanket bank on crypto assets, and give hodlers three-to-six months to liquidate. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
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Belgium Energy Minister's Twitter Account Hacked- Fake Ethereum Giveaway Advertised
By: Felipe Erazo

The official Twitter account of Belgium’s Minister of Energy was the recent victim of a high-profile hacking incident. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
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MasterCard announces support for crypto on its network
By: JOSHUA MAPPERSON

MasterCard will allow its almost one billion users to spend cryptocurrencies at more 30 million merchants, although it hasn’t specified which coins will be supported. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
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Europol Arrests 10 Members of a Sim Swapping Criminal Gang That Stole Cryptocurrencies Worth $100 Million
By: Terence Zimwara

The European law enforcement agency, Europol, has arrested 10 people believed to be members of the criminal gang that stole cryptocurrencies with an estimated value of $100 million. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
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Crypto Portfolio Tracking App Apologizes for Racist Messages Sent to Customers- Investigations Underway
By: Felipe Erazo

The crypto portfolio tracker Blockfolio, owned by the exchange FTX, got its messaging system compromised, as racist notifications started to appear. Read More

Feb 10, 2021
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Monero community wants Elon Musk to add XMR as Tesla payment option
By:HELEN PARTZ

The Monero community has raised $150,000 as part of a proposal to add XMR as a payment option on the Tesla website. Read More

Feb 10, 2021
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Central Bank of Nigeria Denies It Has Placed New Restrictions on Cryptocurrencies — Uses Debunked Claims to Justify New Directive
By: Terence Zimwara

Following the outcry over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s latest directive that targets cryptocurrencies, the institution has reaffirmed its stance with another statement. Read More

Feb 10, 2021
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Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Worth $3 Billion Likely Linked to Disgraced US Secret Service Agent
By: Felipe Erazo

Over $3 billion worth in bitcoin seized by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), belonging to Silk Road, are likely linked to a former U.S. Secret Service agent. Read More

Feb 9, 2021
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Bitcoin's Twitter-volume spikes to new all-time highs on Elon pump
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Elon Musk has pushed Bitcoin’s social sentiment into new highs on Twitter. Read More

Feb 9, 2021
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Estonia's Government Still Wants to Implement Stricter Rules for Licensing Crypto Firms
By: Felipe Erazo

The new administration in Estonia is still planning to pursue an agenda to tighten rules for companies dealing with cryptocurrencies. Read More

Feb 8, 2021
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Indian parliament reportedly considering fast-tracking crypto bill
By: TURNER WRIGHT

Government officials may be planning to introduce the law potentially banning crypto “within a month” of the ordinance clearing. Read More

Feb 8, 2021
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Asset Manager Stone Ridge's NYDIG Sees Wall of Money Coming Into Bitcoin — Institutions Grow Beyond Owning BTC
By: Kevin Helms

The founder of Stone Ridge Asset Management and the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) sees a “wall of money” coming into bitcoin based on his firm’s order book. Read More

Feb 8, 2021
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Paxful Celebrates the Real Reasons People Use Bitcoin Everyday With #BitcoinForAll Giveaway
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Paxful, one of the largest peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplaces in the world, is celebrating the real reasons people use bitcoin everyday with a special $15,000 giveaway. Read More

Feb 7, 2021
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Bitcoin is not a bubble anymore, Amber Group CEO says
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Bitcoin will still have notable value fluctuations, but it's out of bubble territory, according to Michael Wu. Read More

Feb 7, 2021
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Online Sleuths Believe Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Stash Is a Blockchain Treasure Hunt Meant to Be Found
By: Jamie Redman

Over the last twelve years, the cryptocurrency community has always been intrigued by Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Read More

Feb 6, 2021
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Russia’s regulatory sandbox and the implementation of blockchain tech
By: MAXIM RUKINOV

The regulatory sandbox that came into effect in Russia last month is aimed at boosting innovative technology implementation. Read More

Feb 5, 2021
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Former South Korean Social Media Giant to Relaunch Its Business by Creating a New Ethereum-Based Token
By: Felipe Erazo

A social media giant that significantly impacted South Korea’s internet influence in the early 2000s is set to take a second breath. Read More

Feb 5, 2021
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Australian pleads guilty to $90 million crypto fund scam in the U.S.
By: MARTIN YOUNG

The Australian man admitted to cheating investors out of $90 million taken from two crypto funds in the U.S. Read More

Feb 5, 2021
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Crypto-Friendly Travel Firm Travala Becomes the First Merchant to Offer Binance Pay as a Payment Method
By: Felipe Erazo

Crypto-friendly travel website Travala has announced the integration of a brand-new payment application, Binance Pay. Read More

Feb 4, 2021
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Report: Bitcoin Overtakes Gold in the U.S. as the 4th Most Popular Investment Vehicle
By: Reuben Jackson

Research by Bitflyer released today indicates the growing popularity of the cryptocurrency as an American household investment option. But not in Japan. Read More

Feb 4, 2021
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Bitcoin for Corporations- Michael Saylor Expects an 'Avalanche' of Firms to Own Bitcoin
By: Jamie Redman

This week the firm Microstrategy held an event called “Bitcoin for Corporations” which looks at concepts like macro strategy, corporate playbooks, and legal considerations toward bitcoin. Read More

Feb 3, 2021
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Miami mayor says city employees should be able to take their salaries in Bitcoin
By: JOSHUA MAPPERSON

Miami wants to overtake Silicon Valley as the most Bitcoin-friendly place in the U.S. Read More

Feb 3, 2021
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Report: Declining BTC Stablecoin Supply Ratio Suggests Exchanges Are 'Highly Liquid & Ready to Buy' Crypto Assets
By: Terence Zimwara

According to a report by Glassnode, bitcoin’s declining stablecoin supply ratio (SSR) indicates an increased supply of newly minted coins on exchanges. Read More

Feb 3, 2021
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Asset Manager Values Bitcoin at $500K, Expects BTC to Be Worth More Than Gold, Sees Massive Institutional Interest
By: Kevin Helms

One River Asset Management’s CEO says his firm now holds bitcoin worth “well over” $1 billion. Read More

Feb 2, 2021
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CryptoQuant CEO says Coinbase Bitcoin outflows are a ‘bullish signal’
By: JORDAN FINNESETH

The CEO of CryptoQuant says a recent 15,200 BTC outflow at Coinbase is a sign that institutions are accumulating for the next Bitcoin bull break. Read More

Feb 2, 2021
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Soaring Sell Orders Contrast Sharply with Bitcoin’s Renewed Bull Run
By: Reuben Jackson

Alongside the cryptocurrency’s meteoric climb over the back half of 2020 and early 2021, a curious phenomenon has unfolded; heightened profit-taking and conversion to fiat currencies. Read More

Feb 1, 2021
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Indian government looking to crack down on crypto scams with proposed ban: Cashaa CEO
By: TURNER WRIGHT

Kumar Gaurav said "there is no way any government" can outright ban crypto given its nature as a global and decentralized system. Read More

Feb 1, 2021
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UBS: Crypto Has Fundamental Flaw, Bitcoin's Fixed Supply Could Cause Its Value to Collapse
By: Kevin Helms

A chief economist at UBS, the largest bank in Switzerland, says cryptocurrency has a fundamental flaw. Read More

Feb 1, 2021
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US Lawmaker Likes Bitcoin — Urges Policymakers to Embrace Innovation in Regulation
By:Kevin Helms

U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry is pro-bitcoin. He is now hosting the Bitcoin whitepaper on his official congressional website and has called on other lawmakers to embrace innovation like Bitcoin. Read More

Jan 31, 2021
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Bitcoin Cash Transactions Intensify, Daily Count Nears BTC, Big Blocks Help Clear Throughput
By:Jamie Redman

Just recently, the Bitcoin Cash community has been discussing the large number of transactions the network has been seeing on a daily basis during the last month. Read More

Jan 31, 2021
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World's Largest Hedge Fund Bridgewater Has Crypto Plans — Founder Ray Dalio Calls Bitcoin 'One Hell of an Invention'
By:Kevin Helms

The founder and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund firm, has clarified his view on bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Read More

Jan 31, 2021
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Fidelity Optimistic About Bitcoin Regulation Under Biden Administration — Sees Strong Institutional Demand
By:Kevin Helms

Fidelity Digital Assets President Tom Jessop has shared his view on the future of bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation under the Biden administration. Read More

Jan 30, 2021
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Ukraine to Set up a Large-Scale Crypto Mining Data Center in a Nuclear Power Plant
By:Felipe Erazo

Ukraine’s government-owned nuclear power plant picked a firm to build a massive data center in Rivne for cryptocurrency mining operations. Read More

Jan 29, 2021
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Dogecoin ranks among top 10 crypto assets for first time since 2015
By:SAMUEL HAIG

Dogecoin is ranked among the top 10 cryptocurrencies for the first time since 2015 after a meteoric pump believed to have been orchestrated by a Reddit group. Read More

Jan 29, 2021
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BIS Chief Banker Criticizes Bitcoin as Inherently Risky, Says BTC Vulnerable to 51% Attack
By:Jeffrey Gogo

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) general manager Agustin Carstens has criticized bitcoin saying the asset was inherently risky and “increasingly vulnerable” to a 51% attack.. Read More

Jan 28, 2021
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Guggenheim says institutional demand not enough to keep BTC above $30K
By:MARTIN YOUNG

Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd has made another bearish prediction for short term Bitcoin prices. Read More

Jan 28, 2021
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Crypto User Builds a Mining Rig in the Back of His BMW Hybrid Car With Six Graphic Cards
By:Felipe Erazo

A U.S. cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig in a particular place with the motivation to “annoy gamers.” Read More

Jan 27, 2021
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Wall Street "Perma Bear" Predicts Stock Market Crash: Says Bitcoin Cannot Be Ignored as He Touts Gold
By:Terence Zimwara

Long term Wall Street bear and bitcoin holder, David Tice predicts that the stock market will crash fall by 30% in a retreat that will persist for two years. Read More

Jan 27, 2021
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Ethereum’s realized cap spikes to record highs as capital floods in: Report
By:SAMUEL HAIG

Ethereum’s realized cap has surged into new all-time highs this month, indicating that new money is rushing to accumulate ETH. Read More

Jan 27, 2021
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Bitcoin billionaire set to run for California governor
By:MARTIN YOUNG

Early Bitcoin investor Chamath Palihapitiya is eying running for governor of California. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
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Marathon Patent Group Buys $150 Million Worth of Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Marathon Patent Group announced Monday that it bought 4,813 bitcoins in a deal worth $150 million. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
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Russia Prohibits Government Officials From Owning Crypto, Must Dump Holdings by April
By: Kevin Helms

The Russian Ministry of Labor has reportedly banned government officials from owning and using cryptocurrencies. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
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Glassnode predicts BTC break-out as investors refuse to realize losses
By: MARTIN YOUNG

Despite on-chain metrics indicating Bitcoin investors will soon face losses, Glassnode believes BTC is ready to bounce. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
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Japan’s top brokers compete with crypto-native exchanges for market share
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Japan’s biggest brokerages are looking to compete with the country’s crypto-native exchanges for digital asset market share. Read More

Jan 25, 2021
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'Spectacular bust' for stocks: 5 things to watch in Bitcoin this week
By: WILLIAM SUBERG

Equities markets may have just weeks before a major reset, one analyst warns amid claims that institutional Bitcoin interest is faltering. Read More

Jan 24, 2021
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Global Chip Shortages Disrupt Bitcoin Mining Rig Production: China's Dominant Position as Hash Rate Leader Under Threat
By: Terence Zimwara

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. Read More

Jan 24, 2021
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Indian Crypto Exchange Buyucoin Hacked, Sensitive Data of 325K Users Reportedly Leaked
By: Kevin Helms

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. Read More

Jan 23, 2021
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Premium on Grayscale's GBTC Drops as Reports of New Trusts Emerge: Chinese Crypto Community Unhappy
By: Terence Zimwara

Following the recent bitcoin price pullback, the latest Skew data now indicates that the premium rate on Grayscale’s GBTC is under 10%. Read More

Jan 23, 2021
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Panamanian Lawmakers to Hold Discussions on Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the Country
By: Felipe Erazo

Panamanian lawmakers will start to analyze a draft bill that seeks to regulate cryptocurrencies in the nation. Read More

Jan 22, 2021
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Bitcoin's biggest mining pool may be behind the BTC price drop, but buyers stepped in
By: WILLIAM SUBERG

This week's volatility may come down to a tug-of-war between F2Pool selling and Grayscale buying. Read More

Jan 22, 2021
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Hive Blockchain Buys 6,400 Bitcoin Miners From Canaan, Capacity Reaches 1,229 PH/s
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Canadian bitcoin miner Hive Blockchain has bought 6,400 next generation mining machines from Canaan. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
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Russian court order removes Binance website from regulator’s blacklist
By: HELEN PARTZ

The Binance website has been formally blacklisted in Russia since at least September 2020, but the restriction has not impacted Binance Russia trading. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
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Crypto Custodian Xapo Set to be a Digital Bank in Gibraltar
By: Jamie Redman

According to a recent report, the cryptocurrency custodian Xapo is getting ready to become a “fully-fledged” bank in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Read More

Jan 20, 2021
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Bithumb CEO Predicts Only Four to Seven South Korean Crypto Exchanges Will Survive New Rules
By: Felipe Erazo

The CEO of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has made some predictions regarding the upcoming new rules governing the national industry. Read More

Jan 20, 2021
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Mentions Bitcoin Alongside Gold as Alternative Reserve Currencies
By: Terence Zimwara

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has mentioned bitcoin alongside gold as assets that can possibly act as alternative reserve currencies. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
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Iran Seizes 45,000 Bitcoin Miners for Illegally Using Subsidized Government Electricity: Report
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Police in Iran have reportedly seized 45,000 bitcoin mining rigs for illegally using subsidized electricity from the state-owned power utility Tavanir, the local Tasmin News Agency reported this week. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
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Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Proposes a National Cryptocurrency but It Won't Replace the Dollar
By: Felipe Erazo

An Ecuadorian presidential candidate hinted at creating a cryptocurrency in the country as part of its government agenda. Read More

Jan 18, 2021
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Steve Forbes Says Bitcoin's Fixed Supply Limits Its Ability to 'Meet the Needs of a Growing Economy'
By: Terence Zimwara

American publisher Steve Forbes has attacked bitcoin’s fixed supply saying this feature actually curbs the ability of the crypto to “meet the needs of a growing economy.” Read More

Jan 18, 2021
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Demand for Crypto Soars: Bitcoin Funds Break Records, Goldman Sachs Wants In
By: Kevin Helms

Investors are increasingly seeking exposure to bitcoin following the recent months-long price rally. Read More

Jan 17, 2021
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IMF Says Only 23% of Central Banks Can Legally Issue Digital Currencies
By: Kevin Helms

Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have examined the central bank laws of 174 IMF members to answer the question of whether a digital currency is really money. Read More

Jan 17, 2021
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Swiss Stock Exchange's Crypto Trading Volume Soars — Hits Record $1.2 Billion
By: Kevin Helms

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange has revealed that its crypto trading volume hit a record high of CHF 1.1 billion ($1.23 billion) in 2020. Read More

Jan 16, 2021
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GBTC has a new a competitor in the OTC Bitcoin trust market
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

Another way to buy Bitcoin in stock form has surfaced. Read More

Jan 16, 2021
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French Programmer Sent Bitcoin Donations to Far-Right Activists Who Participated in the US Capitol Riots
By: Felipe Erazo

A crypto forensic analysis reveals that a French donor sent over $500,000 worth of bitcoin (BTC) to far-right activists in the United States. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
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Bitcoin is ‘non-sensical’ asset that still makes sense, says UK investment manager
By: GREG THOMSON

His firm added exposure to Bitcoin before the winter surge. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop a Global Cryptocurrency Scam Spreading in India
By: Kevin Helms

A class-action lawsuit has reportedly been filed against a cryptocurrency scam that has duped many Indian investors. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
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XRP tumbles despite former Amazon exec joining Ripple as engineering lead
By: TURNER WRIGHT

“Ripple’s all-star engineering team continues to grow,” Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said of the firm’s new senior VP. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
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Central Washington Raises Concerns Over Possible Bitcoin Mining Boom
By: Felipe Erazo

A region in the Pacific Northwest of the United States is on high alert because of concerns about a possible invasion of bitcoin (BTC) miners. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
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UK Government Asks Crypto Industry to Provide Insights on Its Regulatory Approach
By: Felipe Erazo

Her Majesty’s Treasury in the U.K. issued a document that details a series of proposals addressing the crypto community. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
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Reddit User Finds 127 Old Bitcoins at Grandpa's House – Pockets Over $4 Million After Selling
By: Jamie Redman

A Reddit user says he (or she) recently regained access to the keys of 127 bitcoins eight years after last accessing the coins. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
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Crypto Advocates Think Joe Biden's $3 Trillion Stimulus Plan Will Bolster Bitcoin
By: Jamie Redman

According to various reports, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to create another $3 trillion for Covid-19 relief and infrastructure. Read More

Jan 10, 2021
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China Launches Digital Yuan 'Hard Wallet' Card Pilot Program
By: Felipe Erazo

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) have green lighted a physical card-wallet pilot to test its digital yuan. Read More

Jan 10, 2021
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ETH Fees Surge to All Time High After the Crypto Passed the $1,000 Mark
By: Terence Zimwara

After the ether token surged past the $1,000 mark on January 3, the average transaction fee on the network similarly soared to a new all-time high (ATH) of $17.41, some 24 hours later. Read More

Jan 9, 2021
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Ripple's CEO Addresses Key Allegations by US SEC — Legal Response Coming Soon
By: Felipe Erazo

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has addressed some of the allegations made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against his company. Read More

Jan 9, 2021
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Crypto User Loses Over $100K in Bitcoin While Transferring His Wallet
By: Felipe Erazo

A bitcoin user has shared his story of how he lost more than $100,000 in BTC during a wallet transfer. Read More

Jan 8, 2021
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Bitcoin is now worth more than a 20 ounce gold bar
By: MARTIN YOUNG

As Bitcoin price topped $40,000 it became more valuable than a 20oz block of gold. Read More

Jan 8, 2021
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Kenyan crypto firms on notice as digital tax law takes effect
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Crypto transactions in Kenya now attract a 1.5% tax. Read More

Jan 8, 2021
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New Online System at Mt. Gox May Be Used to Facilitate Bitcoin Refunds to Creditors, Says Trustee
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Mt. Gox’s trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, has asked creditors of the defunct crypto exchange to register on a new online system so that they might receive their refunds and be able to vote on the civil rehabilitation plan. Read More

Jan 7, 2021
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Top Gambling Firm IGT Obtains US Patent for a System to Enable Customers to Fund Their Bets via Crypto
By: Felipe Erazo

A gambling tech giant received the green light from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to start offering cryptocurrency payment options to their users. Read More

Jan 7, 2021
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Kenya Expects to Earn $46 Million as New Tax Targeting Crypto Exchanges Comes Into Force
By: Jeffrey Gogo

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is expecting to earn up to 5 billion Kenyan shillings ($45.5 million) during the first half of 2020 from a new tax that targets cryptocurrency exchanges and other online services, according to a top KRA official. Read More

Jan 6, 2021
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Google Cloud Seeks Blockchain Expert for China Division
By: Tanzeel Akhtar

Cloud computing giant Google Cloud is seeking to hire a “blockchain business development manager” to be based in China. Read More

Jan 6, 2021
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Vietnamese bank issues its first letters of credit on the blockchain
By: JACK MARTIN

HDBank has processed its first L/C transactions since joining the Contour platform for international trade. Read More

Jan 6, 2021
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Bitcoin Sets New All Time High Spiking Over $35,000
By: Terence Zimwara

Bitcoin’s record-breaking start to the new year continued on January 5 after the top crypto set another new all-time high (ATH) of $35,879. Read More

Jan 6, 2021
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Mastermind of a Cryptocurrency Scam Arrested in India
By: Kevin Helms

An alleged mastermind of a cryptocurrency scam has been arrested in India after he fled the country to Dubai. Read More

Jan 5, 2021
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Colombian Financial Watchdog Says Local Firms Can Use Capital to Buy Bitcoin
By: Felipe Erazo

The Superintendency of Corporations in Colombia has explained in an official note that companies in the country are legally allowed to buy cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin (BTC), to inject capital as long as they abide by local regulations. Read More

Jan 4, 2021
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Miami's Mayor Considers Putting Some of City's Treasury Reserves in Bitcoin
By: Kevin Helms

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is exploring putting a percentage of his city’s treasury reserves in bitcoin. Read More

Jan 4, 2021
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Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days
By: Jamie Redman

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Read More

Jan 3, 2021
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Following delisting, Dash pushes back against 'privacy coin' label
By: ANDREW THURMAN

Despite past claims, Dash insists that it's no more private than Bitcoin Read More

Jan 3, 2021
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Crypto Economy Spikes More Than 11%, Entire Market Cap Captures Over $800 Billion
By: Jamie Redman

Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Read More

Jan 1, 2021
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South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw Their BTC
By: Terence Zimwara

A South African High Court recently granted a provisional liquidation order against Mirror Trading International (MTI) following an application for relief by two investors who failed to withdraw their bitcoin. Read More

Jan 1, 2021
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Dash announces new update, social payment wallet enters testnet
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Dash Core Group has announced the release of new updates for the Dash platform as well as the DashPay smartphone wallet app. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
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Production of $2.7 Million-per-Episode: South Korean Crypto-Related TV Drama Series Is Set to Start in 2021
By: Felipe Erazo

A major South Korean TV series with crypto and blockchain-related topics is set to launch its production stage at the beginning of 2021, directed by Gemstone Film, in collaboration with firms in China and the United States. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
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Gold Bug Peter Schiff's Understanding of Money is Flawed, Says His Pro-Bitcoin Son
By: Kevin Helms

Gold bug Peter Schiff has been publicly confronted by his 18-year-old son, a bitcoin proponent, on the topic of value. Read More

Dec 30, 2020
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Nomura and Ripple Partner SBI Holdings Support XRP, Reject Token's Categorization as Security
By: Felipe Erazo

As XRP continues to plummet in value due to Ripple’s turmoil with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the token seems to find some support in Japan, as crypto exchanges in the nation have refused to delist it. Read More

Dec 30, 2020
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Physical Crypto Bank Opens in India — These 14 Locations Offer In-Person Banking, Lending, Crypto Exchange
By: Kevin Helms

A crypto bank has begun opening physical branches in India through a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate co-op society. Read More

Dec 29, 2020
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Spanish Municipality Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency to Boost Economy Hurt by Coronavirus Crisis
By: Felipe Erazo

A municipality in the province of Sevilla, Spain, has launched its own cryptocurrency, which aims to encourage residents and merchants to arrange transactions with it in the midst of the coronavirus-driven economic impact. Read More

Dec 29, 2020
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India Considers 18% GST on Bitcoin Transactions
By: Kevin Helms

The Indian government is reportedly mulling over imposing an 18% goods and services tax (GST) on bitcoin transactions. Read More

Dec 28, 2020
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Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Warns Regulators Will Come Down Hard on Bitcoin — 'It Will Be Brutal'
By: Kevin Helms

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, has warned about regulators coming down hard on bitcoin. Read More

Dec 28, 2020
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China's Coal Standoff Causes Power Shortages, Chinese Bitcoin Miners 'Heavily Affected'
By: Jamie Redman

Regional reports from China detail that bitcoin miners located in certain areas in South China are running short on electricity. Read More

Dec 26, 2020
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Israeli Tax Authorities Notify Cryptocurrency Owners to Disclose Their Holdings for Taxation Purposes
By: Terence Zimwara

The revenue collector, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has reportedly sent notifications to dozens of Israelis who own digital currencies asking them to fully disclose their assets and be taxed accordingly. Read More

Dec 25, 2020
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Snowden Puzzled by Bitcoin's Lack of Scaling and Privacy, Says Devs 'Had Years to Do It'
By: Jamie Redman

Waves Enterprise and Conflux Network are working together to enable companies in Asia to adopt hybrid blockchain data storage protocols. Read More

Dec 24, 2020
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Waves Enterprise and Conflux partner to promote hybrid blockchain adoption
By: OSATO AVAN-NOMAYO

Waves Enterprise and Conflux Network are working together to enable companies in Asia to adopt hybrid blockchain data storage protocols. Read More

Dec 23, 2020
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Riot Blockchain Buys 15,000 Antminers, Operation Will Command 37,640 Bitcoin Miners
By: Jamie Redman

Publicly listed firm Riot Blockchain has announced the company is purchasing 15,000 S19 Pro and S19j Pro Antminer mining rigs from Bitmain. Read More

Dec 23, 2020
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Indian Police Bust International Bitcoin Extortion Rackets, 96 Arrested
By: Kevin Helms

Ninety-six people have reportedly been arrested in India for allegedly extorting bitcoin from foreigners. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
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SEC set to sue Ripple with XRP in the crosshairs
By: JON RICE

Despite the company's protestations, it appears the SEC is the latest in a long line of plaintiffs. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
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Barcelona FC Player Gerard Piqué Invests in Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Platform Sorare
By: Felipe Erazo

The Barcelona FC captain has announced his official inception into the non-fungible token (NFT) industry by investing $4.3 million in the fantasy football platform Sorare. Read More

Dec 21, 2020
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Side-Chaining $3 Billion in Value: There's More Than 141,000 Tokenized Bitcoins Issued on Ethereum
By: Jamie Redman

According to onchain statistics, there is a colossal amount of bitcoin, approximately 141,231 bitcoins or $3.3 billion at the time of publication locked into Ethereum-based tokens. Read More

Dec 21, 2020
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Russia’s second largest bank VTB pilots bank guarantees on blockchain
By: HELEN PARTZ

Major Russian bank VTB uses a central bank-backed blockchain to issue bank guarantees to local cellular network giant MTS. Read More

Dec 20, 2020
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Who did the most for real-world crypto and blockchain adoption in 2020?
By: NIKOLAI KUZNETSOV

2020 has been an epic year for crypto and blockchain, but some did more than most to help spur adoption. Read More

Dec 20, 2020
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Weekend Market Action Sees Bitcoin Touch $24K, $1 Billion in Short Positions Liquidated
By: Jamie Redman

Bitcoin and the crypto economy continue to see strong gains, as the price of the leading crypto-asset touched an all-time high on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Read More

Dec 19, 2020
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FBI to reform virtual currency practices following DoJ recommendations
By: ANDREW THURMAN

The DoJ thinks the FBI needs to shape up when it comes to its cryptocurrency support teams. Read More

Dec 19, 2020
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American Express' Venture Arm Invests in a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform
By: Terence Zimwara

American Express says its venture arm, Amex Ventures has invested in Falconx the cryptocurrency trading platform that focuses on serving institutional trading clients. Read More

Dec 18, 2020
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Malta’s ‘blockchain island’ strategy falters as banks refuse to play ball
By: SAMUEL HAIG

Malta’s plan to become a"‘blockchain island" appears to have stalled, with few retail banks indicating a willingness to work with crypto firms. Read More

Dec 18, 2020
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Mastermind of $25 Million Crypto Debit Card Scheme Sentenced to Prison
By: Kevin Helms

The mastermind behind a $25 million cryptocurrency debit card scheme has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison, in addition to three years of supervised release. Read More

Dec 17, 2020
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Christmas Festivities Unfurl at Bitcoin Games With 60,000 Free Spins Giveaway
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Merry Christmas! Bitcoin Games celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with the biggest giveaway of the year! Read More

Dec 17, 2020
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Bitcoin Fund Debuts on Canada’s Biggest Stock Exchange
By: Ifeanyi Egede

CI Global Asset Management has begun to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada. Read More

Dec 16, 2020
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CryptoWars Is an Ideal Combination of Gaming and Liquidity Mining
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Decentralized finance (Defi) has сaused a mighty furor recently. Users have forgotten almost about everything while searching for money earning opportunities. Read More

Dec 16, 2020
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Bulgarian Electricity Company Unveils Details of Historic Power Theft Linked to Illegal Bitcoin Mining
By: Felipe Erazo

One of the largest exporters of electricity in Europe has revealed details of the most significant theft they have had in history, linked to a massive illegal bitcoin mining farm in a small Bulgarian village. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
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Brazil Revenue Collector's Data Shows Cryptocurrency Volumes Exceed $6 Billion Between January and September
By: Terence Zimwara

Raw data from the Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) shows that crypto traded volumes in the country exceeded $6 billion between January and September this year. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
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Estonia Revokes More Than 1,000 Crypto Firms' Licenses This Year
By: Kevin Helms

Over 1,000 cryptocurrency firms’ licenses have been revoked in Estonia this year as the country tightens the oversight of the crypto industry amid heightened money-laundering concerns. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
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WEF tests tracking carbon emissions with blockchain technology
By: HELEN PARTZ

A new proof-of-concept shows how blockchain increases value across the supply chain. Read More

Dec 14, 2020
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Peter Schiff Blames Government for the Massive Dollar Depreciation — Still Refuses to Accept BTC is Digital Gold
By: Terence Zimwara

Gold bug and bitcoin opponent Peter Schiff says the U.S. government’s actions in the past 78 years are partly responsible for the massive depreciation of the U.S. dollar. Using a medical bill from 1942 to illustrate the extent of the dollar’s decline, Schiff says the $70 paid to foot hospital expenses that year was equal to two ounces of gold. Read More

Dec 14, 2020
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Swiss crypto bank Sygnum tokenizes shares and prepares for public offering
By: HELEN PARTZ

Sygnum claims it is the first bank in the world to tokenize its shares. Read More

Dec 13, 2020
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Ten Years Ago Satoshi Nakamoto Logged Off - The Final Message from Bitcoin's Inventor
By: Jamie Redman

Ten years ago today, the pseudonymous programmer (or programmers) Satoshi Nakamoto logged into the forum bitcointalk.org one last time, and left the Bitcoin community for good. Read More

Dec 12, 2020
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Bitcoin.com Wallet Adds Shareable Payment Link Feature - Send Bitcoin Cash to Anyone via Text, Email, and Social Media
By: Bitcoin.com

At Bitcoin.com, our team is all about spreading the benefits of peer-to-peer electronic cash and our flagship wallet is a testament to our team’s passion. Read More

Dec 12, 2020
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Top crypto adoption predictions that came true in 2020
By: JINIA SHAWDAGOR

With so many opinions regarding crypto, here is a look at some of the most impactful quotes that symbolized 2020. Read More

Dec 11, 2020
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Major Insurer Massmutual Invests $100 Million in Bitcoin for Long-Term Value
By: Kevin Helms

Leading life insurance company Massmutual has become the latest big company to invest a huge sum of money in bitcoin. Read More

Dec 11, 2020
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Venezuelan Government Signs Agreement to Establish Guidelines for Granting Licenses to Crypto Miners
By: Felipe Erazo

The National Superintendency of Crypto Assets (Sunacrip) and the National Electricity Corporation of Venezuela (Corpoelec) signed an agreement to establish guidelines to “improve the development” of bitcoin and other crypto mining activities across the country. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
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Blockchain can fix India’s dysfunctional insurance scheme, says WEF
By: SAM BOURGI

The WEF looks to introduce legacy systems to blockchains. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
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Southeast Asia's Largest Bank DBS Launches Full-Service Bitcoin Exchange
By: Kevin Helms

DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, has officially announced the launch of several crypto services, including a crypto exchange. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
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Hundreds of millions of consumers will use digital currencies soon: Circle CEO
By: JOSHUA MAPPERSON

Executives from Facebook’s ‘Diem’ Association, Circle, Soramitsu, and Coinbase discussed how and when digital currencies will go mainstream, at the Singapore Fintech Festival. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
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Bitfury to Sell Its 38% Stake in Bitcoin Miner Hut 8
By: Zack Voell

Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitfury has filed to sell its remaining 38% stake in Toronto Stock Exchange-listed mining company Hut 8. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
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Crypto Mining Crisis in Abkhazia Worsens After Power Substation Caught Fire
By: Felipe Erazo

The crypto mining crisis in Abkhazia is closely reaching its boiling point following the burnout of a power substation amid the refusal of both illegal and legal crypto miners to slow down their operations in the state. Read More

Dec 08, 2020
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Nimera Swap Offers DeFi Exchange Platform With Low Fees and Support for Any Blockchain
By: Bitcoin.com PR

The Defi revolution has brought about a new world of opportunities for crypto investors, but major improvements are still needed in the current ecosystem. Read More

Dec 08, 2020
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G7 Central Bankers Stress the Need to Regulate Cryptocurrencies at Latest Meeting
By: Kevin Helms

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed the need to regulate cryptocurrencies during their latest meeting. Read More

Dec 07, 2020
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Nigeria's Yellow Card Processes $165 Million in Crypto Remittances So Far This Year
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Nigerian crypto startup Yellow Card says it processed over $165 million in volume during the first eleven months of this year. Read More

Nov 28, 2020
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Exchanges outdo auctions for governments cashing in criminal crypto, says exec
By:HELEN PARTZ

Governments are increasingly liquidating crypto assets seized in criminal investigations. Read More

Nov 28, 2020
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All Pizza Hut Locations Accept Cryptocurrencies in Venezuela
By: Kevin Helms

All Pizza Hut locations in Venezuela now accept a broad range of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, via the payment platform Cryptobuyer. Read More

Nov 27, 2020
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Cryptocurrency and Safety Money, Bitcoin Vault Breaks Stereotypes
By: Bitcoin.com PR

Cryptocurrency theft has boomed over the past couple of years and this is no hoax. Over USD 1.40 billion was stolen in the first five months of 2020. Read More

Nov 26, 2020
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How massive liquidations caused Bitcoin to plummet 16% in 24 hours
By: JOSEPH YOUNG

Bitcoin fell to as low as $16,334 across major exchanges as cascading liquidations caused massive volatility. Read More

Nov 26, 2020
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Former Microsoft Engineer Says Nigerian Expatriates Are Using Bitcoin to Circumvent Country’s Overvalued Exchange Rate
By: Terence Zimwara

A former Microsoft software engineer and co-founder of Buycoins Africa Tomiwa Lasebikan says some Nigerians expatriates are now using bitcoin to circumvent the country’s overvalued exchange rate when sending remittances. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
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3 reasons why Bitcoin price faces a major hurdle at $20,000
By: JOSEPH YOUNG

Bitcoin price hit $19,469 for the first time since December 2017, but there are crucial factors that might prevent BTC from hitting a new all-time high. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
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CFTC's New Rules Cause Coinbase to Stop Offering Crypto Margin Trading
By: Kevin Helms

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is disabling its margin trading product in order to comply with the new rules set by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Read More

Nov 24, 2020
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Previous Bitcoin Bull Run Patterns Suggest Current Run Could See a $160K Top, Possible $25K Bottom
By: Jamie Redman

While digital currency markets have increased significantly in value a number of crypto asset proponents are wondering how far the next bull run will take them. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
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3 reasons Ethereum's momentum is only accelerating as ETH nears $600
By: JOSEPH YOUNG

Ether price has surged above $580 in recent days, but the impending release of Ethereum 2.0 isn't the only catalyst driving the current rally. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
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Crypto Retirement: US Investment Firm Launches Employer-Sponsored Bitcoin 401(k) Plan
By: Jamie Redman

The U.S.-based company Digital Asset Investment Management (Daim) has announced the launch of a company-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan that allocates up to 10% in bitcoin. Read More

Nov 22, 2020
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XRP Jumps 21% In a Green Day
By: Investing.com

Investing.com - XRP was trading at $0.46359 by 04:41 (09:41 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Sunday, up 21.04% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage gain since November 21. Read More

Nov 22, 2020
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Jeff Bezos-Backed African App Chipper Cash Launching Crypto Trading After Raising $30 Million
By: Kevin Helms

An African company backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Chipper Cash, has raised $30 million and is launching a cryptocurrency trading service due to high demand for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Read More

Nov 21, 2020
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Texas State Securities Board Flags 15 Investment Entities Including One Unregistered Crypto Trader
By: Terence Zimwara

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has announced a series of enforcement actions against 15 online investment entities that illegally market cryptocurrency, binary options, and forex investments in Texas. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
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Crypto will be useful but Bitcoin is hard to understand, says SoftBank CEO
By: HELEN PARTZ

Masayoshi Son found Bitcoin to be “distracting his own focus on his own business.” Read More

Nov 20, 2020
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Airbnb IPO Prospectus Says Future Success Means Adapting to Cryptocurrencies
By: Jamie Redman

The giant online rental marketplace based in San Francisco, Airbnb is considering supporting cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
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OCC's Brian Brooks Says China Owns Bitcoin but Crypto World Disagrees: Chinese Crackdown Pushes Miners Away
By: Terence Zimwara

Bitcoiners on social media have panned remarks by acting U.S. currency comptroller Brian Brooks that bitcoin is owned by China due to the country’s disproportionate share of the crypto’s mining power. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
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New Dutch Law: Clients Must Explain Why They Want To Buy Bitcoin
By: Terence Zimwara

Netherlands-based crypto exchanges are now required by law to get additional information from clients regarding their bitcoin addresses. As part of the new requirements, which went into effect on Nov. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
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Bitcoin Unlimited Hosts Week-Long Hackathon to Bolster the Future of Finance
By: Jamie Redman

On December 2, 2020, the organization and full node project Bitcoin Unlimited is hosting a week-long hackathon that aims to build the future of finance by leveraging the decentralized crypto network Bitcoin Cash. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
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$2.3B in Bitcoin exchange outflows dwarfs the amount of new BTC mined
By: JOSEPH YOUNG

Bitcoin exchange reserves dropped from 2.5 million to 2.355 million in the past month as around 145,000 BTC, worth $2.35 billion, moved out of exchanges. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
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Bitcoin Ascends in New Crypto Ranking by State-Backed Chinese Institute
By: Kevin Helms

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, has released its 20th ranking of crypto projects. Read More

Nov 16, 2020
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$3 billion blockchain bond sale delayed 'until further notice'
By: JACK MARTIN

It is not currently clear when or if China Construction bank's debt issuance sale will be rescheduled. Read More

Nov 16, 2020
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Citibank Executive Says Bitcoin Will Trade at $318,000 by End of 2021
By: Terence Zimwara

Citibank Group’s Global head of Citifxtechnicals product, Tom Fitzpatrick expects to see the price of bitcoin peaking at $318,000 by end of 2021. Read More

Nov 15, 2020
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Shotguns, dragons, and Doctor Who: The Blockchain Game Alliance's Game Demo Day
By: JACK MARTIN

Ripple, the developer of various XRP-based products, has filed yet another new trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO. Read More

Nov 14, 2020
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Ripple files for yet another new trademark in the US
By: Cointelegraph

Ripple, the developer of various XRP-based products, has filed yet another new trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO. Read More

Nov 14, 2020
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Belarus' Largest Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service
By: Kevin Helms

The largest bank in Belarus, Belarusbank, has reportedly begun providing a cryptocurrency exchange service, allowing customers to buy bitcoin using Visa cards. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
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Russia Proposes New Rules and Penalties for Cryptocurrency Owners
By: Kevin Helms

The Russian Ministry of Finance has developed new amendments to the country’s cryptocurrency regulation. Read More

Nov 12, 2020
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Market Update: Bitcoin Spikes Over $16K, RSI Levels Warm Up, Price Retracts for Another Attempt
By: Jamie Redman

Digital currency markets have seen some decent gains this week, as the overall market valuation of all 7,000+ crypto assets is hovering above the $446 billion mark. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
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One of the world's top banks issues bonds that can be bought with Bitcoin
By: MARIE HUILLET

China Construction Bank has used blockchain technology to issue the first tranche of a planned $3 billion worth of debt. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
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Pfizer's Pandemic Vaccine News Fails to Dampen Interest in Bitcoin
By: Terence Zimwara

The recent announcement by Pfizer of a potential Covid-19 vaccine sparked an immediate rally of global stocks worst hit by the pandemic response. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
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Blockchain-based agri-commodity trading to tap world’s largest wheat market
By: MARIE HUILLET

Blockchain will streamline trade from Europe’s grain belt. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
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$100K Bitcoin: S2F Author Confident With His Model, Suggests Six-Figure BTC Price by 2021
By: Jamie Redman

Not too long ago, the author of the controversial bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2FX) price model said that the model was “perfectly on track.” Read More

Nov 9, 2020
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As US election dust settles, crypto traders and analysts eye new administration
By: ANDREW THURMAN

Traders and analysts across the Twittersphere and beyond chime in on crypto's future Read More

Nov 9, 2020
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A Look at 'Individual X' and the Seized Stash of Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion
By: Jamie Redman

On November 3, 2020, the cryptocurrency community noticed that one of the largest addresses holding 69,369 bitcoins from the Silk Road were transferred. Read More

Nov 8, 2020
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Hash Watch: Kraken Announces BCH Fork Plans, Bitcoin ABC Reveals Two-Pronged Effort
By: Jamie Redman

A number of third party infrastructure providers have announced contingency plans for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash upgrade on November 15, 2020. Read More

Nov 8, 2020
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Amid election throes, Bitcoin goes: Bad Crypto news of the week
By: JOEL COMM

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast Read More

Nov 7, 2020
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Quadriga CX Trustee Raises $30 Million for Reimbursements to Creditors, Claimants Want $171 Million Instead
By: Terence Zimwara

The trustee of the now-defunct crypto exchange, Quadriga CX says the sell-off of the platform’s assets raised $30 million. Read More

Nov 6, 2020
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'Bond King' Jeffrey Gundlach: Stock Market Will Crack Pretty Hard, Bitcoin Good Inflation Hedge
By: Kevin Helms

Doubleline Capital’s CEO, the billionaire “bond king” Jeffrey Gundlach, has predicted that the stock market is going to “crack pretty hard.” Read More

Nov 6, 2020
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South Korea To Ban Crypto Exchanges From Handling Privacy Coins
By: Jeffrey Gogo

South Korea is to ban crypto exchanges from handling digital assets it considers “dark coins”. Regulator Financial Services Commission (FSC) is specifically targeting privacy coins such as dash, monero and zcash. Read More

Nov 5, 2020
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Crypto mining is now drawing in the world’s top renewables producers
By: MARIE HUILLET

At what point will greening crypto energy consumption be enough? Read More

Nov 5, 2020
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$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years
By: Jeffrey Gogo

At least 69,369 bitcoins, worth about $955 million, were on Wednesday moved from a wallet address that may be linked to the collapsed Silk Road darknet marketplace. Read More

Nov 4, 2020
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Australian senator says blockchain can make financial compliance easier
By: HELEN PARTZ

“The future is technology by blockchain,” says an Australian Liberal senator. Read More

Nov 3, 2020
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HSBC Bangladesh uses blockchain to import 20,000 tons of fuel oil from Singapore
By: SAMUEL HAIG

HSBC Bangladesh has completed the country’s first blockchain-powered cross-border trade settled using a letter of credit. Read More

Nov 3, 2020
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Russian Alfa-Bank joins HSBC-backed blockchain trade finance network
By: HELEN PARTZ

A major global blockchain trade network welcomes one of Russia’s largest banks. Read More

Nov 2, 2020
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Report: Blockchain-related hacks have declined in 2020
By: HELEN PARTZ

Analysts state that blockchain hacks should remain on the decline. Read More

Nov 2, 2020
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Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody
By: Kevin Helms

Zurich-based Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russia’s third-largest bank, has been approved by Switzerland’s financial regulator to offer a number of cryptocurrency services, including the buying, selling, trading, and custody of bitcoin. Read More

Nov 1, 2020
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Lawyer for OneCoin scammer Ruja "Cryptoqueen" Ignatova disbarred
By: ANDREW THURMAN

Mark S. Scott, who pocketed upwards of $50 million in fees for laundering OneCoin money, disbarred Read More

Nov 1, 2020
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Genesis Doubles Crypto Loan Issuance for the Third Quarter to $5.2 Billion
By: Jeffrey Gogo

Crypto lender Genesis provided $5.2 billion in new loans in the third quarter of 2020, more than double its previous record of $2.2 billion in the preceding quarter. Read More

Oct 31, 2020
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Bitcoin.com Exchange Reveals Role in the Cryptopia Rescue Group
By: Bitcoin.com

We are now starting to see the crossover of regulation in the digital asset market and digitalization of the traditional market. Read More

Oct 31, 2020
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The evolution of crypto exchanges — What’s next for the industry
By: GUEST AUTHORS

We are now starting to see the crossover of regulation in the digital asset market and digitalization of the traditional market. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
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Blockchain could become a part of the US military’s strategic weaponry
By: MARIE HUILLET

SIMBA Chain beat competitors such as Boeing by using blockchain to underpin a war games solution for the U.S. Department of Defense. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
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Bitcoin Traders Can Now Bet on $40K Price With New Deribit Options
By: Omkar Godbole

Strapped for international currencies, Iran is turning to cryptocurrency to allow imports to continue to flow. Read More

Oct 29, 2020
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Iran Amends Law to Allow Imports to Be Funded With Cryptocurrency
By: Daniel Palmer

Strapped for international currencies, Iran is turning to cryptocurrency to allow imports to continue to flow. Read More

Oct 29, 2020
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Bitcoin’s Options Market Sees Just 6% Chance of $20K Before Year’s End
By: Omkar Godbole

While bitcoin’s rally over the past month has revived talks of its price reaching new record highs above $20,000 by the end of the year, the cryptocurrency’s options market continues to assign a very low probability of that scenario playing out. Read More

Oct 28, 2020
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How crypto is now making a comeback
By: Neil Borate

In India, not only has RBI’s 2018 ban been reversed by the Supreme Court through a ruling in March 2020, but also the country’s famously conservative banking system is making nascent forays into the crypto space Read More

Oct 27, 2020
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JPMorgan’s ‘JPM Coin’ Is Live, Execs Say
By: Daniel Palmer

Investment banking giant JPMorgan is about to see the first commercial transactions with its own cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. Read More

Oct 27, 2020
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More Than Half of US Investors Interested in Bitcoin, Grayscale Survey Finds
By: Sebastian Sinclair

A survey conducted by digital asset manager Grayscale Investments suggests investor interest in bitcoin is on the rise and the top cryptocurrency by market cap is well on the way toward mainstream adoption. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
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Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith’s Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Charges of Aiding North Korea
By: Nikhilesh De

Virgil Griffith’s lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. government’s charges that the Ethereum developer violated sanctions law by speaking at a North Korean cryptocurrency conference. Read More

Oct 25, 2020
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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Sees Massive Upside in Bitcoin, Like Investing in Apple or Google Early
By: Kevin Helms

In a press statement, the two agencies are also seeking comments on the proposition to broaden the definition of money to include cryptocurrency-related transactions. Read More

Oct 25, 2020
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US Government Agencies Propose Changes to Funds Transfer Rules-Seek to Broaden Definition of Money to Include Cryptocurrencies
By: Terence Zimwara

In a press statement, the two agencies are also seeking comments on the proposition to broaden the definition of money to include cryptocurrency-related transactions. Read More

Oct 24, 2020
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Bitcoin’s Rivalry With Gold Plus Millennial Interest Gives It ‘Considerable’ Upside Potential: JPMorgan
By: Zack Voell

Bitcoin has proven itself to be a risk asset, not a safe haven, with “considerable” potential upside, according to a Friday note from JPMorgan’s Global Quantitative and Derivatives Strategy team obtained by CoinDesk. Read More

Oct 23, 2020
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Blockchain Allowed 17 Million People to Travel Between Macau and China During Coronavirus
By: Brian Njuguna

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic bringing the travel industry to a standstill, a blockchain-powered QR health code system has enabled at least 17 million people to travel between China and Macau, an autonomous region off the south coast of China, since May. Read More

Oct 23, 2020
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Microstrategy CEO Reveals BTC Purchase is Corporate Strategy to Adopt Bitcoin Standard
By: Lucas Cacioli

CEO Michael Saylor revealed in a recent interview that MicroStrategy’s $425 million Bitcoin investment was part of its corporate 100-year outlook and the firm's strategy to adopt the Bitcoin Standard. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
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Bitcoin Hits Fresh 2020 High
By: Omkar Godbole

Bitcoin’s price clocked fresh 2020 highs on Wednesday after online payments company PayPal announced support for cryptocurrencies. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
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Canada’s first public Bitcoin fund hits $100M mark
By: cointelegraph

Canadian digital asset manager 3iQ has recorded a major milestone fo its public Bitcoin (BTC) fund. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
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Payments-focused cryptocurrency Dash now has a bridge to DeFi
By: cointelegraph

Dash holders will soon be able to access a wide range of decentralized finance, or DeFi, services through a collaboration with StakeHound. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
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Vinnik trial for extortion and Bitcoin money laundering begins in Paris
By: cointelegraph

Five of the largest Filecoin miners, which secure that data storage network, have gone on strike, bringing attention to the project’s “unfair” economic model. Read More

Oct 19, 2020
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Blockchain Bites: Filecoin Strike, Bitcoin Fees Fall, Coinbase Censorship
By: Daniel Kuhn

Five of the largest Filecoin miners, which secure that data storage network, have gone on strike, bringing attention to the project’s “unfair” economic model. Read More

Oct 18, 2020
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KuCoin hacker on the move; Stolen funds worth $665K transferred
By: Samyuktha Sriram

According to a tweet by Whale Alert, part of the funds stolen during the KuCoin Hack last month are now moving around again. Read More

Oct 17, 2020
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‘Enormous wall of money’ will send Bitcoin to $1M in 2025 — Raoul Pal
By: Coin telegraph

Bitcoin (BTC) hitting $1 million by 2025 is “about right,” Real Vision founder and CEO Raoul Pal has confirmed. Read More

Oct 16, 2020
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US Election Results to be Published on the Blockchain
By: Jack Alan Beavers

Everipedia, the blockchain-based encyclopedia has teamed up with international newsgroup The Associated Press (AP) for the publication and distribution of results for the upcoming US election in November. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
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Libra picks former HSBC brass as CFO
By: BENJAMIN PIRUS

The G7's recent rejection of Libra doesn’t seem to have slowed them down. Read More

Oct 14, 2020
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Fidelity Report: Reflexivity and Investor Sentiment are Main Factors Influencing Bitcoin Price
By: Kun Hu

Fidelity Digital Assets just released a report on Bitcoin's role as an alternative investment indicating almost no correlation between Bitcoin and the traditional markets. Read More

Oct 14, 2020
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$115 Million in Bitcoin Was Acquired by an Asset Manager as its Primary Treasury Reserve Asset
By: Sarah Tran

Stone Ridge Asset Management, home to $13 billion in assets under management (AUM) has recently purchased $115 million in Bitcoin (BTC) and allowed its subsidiary, New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) to custody its Bitcoin. Read More

Oct 13, 2020
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Five Blockchain Use Cases Might Boost Global GDP by USD 1.76T - PwC
By: Sead Fadilpašić

As bitcoin (BTC) finished with its worst-performing month, better returns could be expected in October, according to researchers at crypto exchange Kraken. Read More

Oct 12, 2020
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Brace For Higher Bitcoin Volatility and Returns in October - Kraken
By: Sead Fadilpašić

As bitcoin (BTC) finished with its worst-performing month, better returns could be expected in October, according to researchers at crypto exchange Kraken. Read More

Oct 12, 2020
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BitMEX Exchange Hires Compliance Chief After US Charges
By: Daniel Palmer

BitMEX, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange recently charged by U.S. authorities, has hired an industry veteran to lead its compliance efforts going forward. Read More

Oct 11, 2020
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Ethereum miners made 450K ETH from high network fees during DeFi peak
By: ANTÓNIO MADEIRA

On-chain data shows Ethereum miners saw a 39% surge in revenue as fees soared during the DeFi craze. Read More

Oct 10, 2020
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Crypto banks are going to swallow fiat banks in 3 years — or even less
By: MARK BINNS

In three years, a younger generation of banking customers won’t do business with a traditional fiat bank unless it offers access to crypto. Read More

Oct 09, 2020
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350 Spanish MPs ‘Become Bitcoin Holders’ in ‘Crypto Education’ Drive
By: Tim Alper

All 350 members of Spain’s parliament have become de facto bitcoin (BTC) holders after a publicity stunt from two crypto companies – in a move designed to mirror a similar initiative in the United States. Read More

Oct 08, 2020
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Bitfinex hackers move another $30M in stolen Bitcoin from 2016
By: HELEN PARTZ

Bitcoins (BTC) stolen from major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex back in 2016 are on the move again, as hackers shift another massive batch of funds to unknown wallets. Read More

Oct 07, 2020
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DigitX, India's first B2B cryptocurrency exchange, starts operations
By: moneycontrol.com

DigitX, India's first business-to-business (B2B) cryptocurrency trading exchange, began its trading operations on October 6. DigitX intends to deliver transparency and security, with features created to build trust and confidence in investors and traders, the company said in a statement. Read More

Oct 07, 2020
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RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) BTC-ETH Bridge to Open DeFi Products to Bitcoin Community
By: supercryptonews.com

The RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) development team has launched the DAI stablecoin coin through the BTC-ETH bridge dubbed the RSK-Ethereum token bridge. Read More

Oct 06, 2020
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RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) BTC-ETH Bridge to Open DeFi Products to Bitcoin Community
By: Benjamin Godfrey

The RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) development team has launched the DAI stablecoin coin through the BTC-ETH bridge dubbed the RSK-Ethereum token bridge. Read More

Oct 05, 2020
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Bitcoin.com Exchange Acquires BOA Exchange To Reach New Markets
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Announced earlier this week, the two companies said the deal is expected to be finalized immediately, without disclosing the financial terms. Read More

Oct 04, 2020
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$8M Worth of 'Sleeping' Bitcoin Rewards from 2010 Moved the Day Before 'Black Thursday'
By: Jamie Redman

Earlier this week, the software program, Btcparser, recorded an old coinbase reward from 2010 getting spent on Thursday, after the 50 bitcoins sat dormant for over a decade. Read More

Oct 03, 2020
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Stacking Satoshis: Leveraging Defi Applications to Earn More Bitcoin
By: Jamie Redman

A great number of people hold bitcoin (BTC) for a long period of time whether in a noncustodial wallet or with a custodian like an exchange. However, these days a lot of individuals are earning interest on their cryptocurrencies via defi apps rather than letting the assets sit dormant in a wallet or exchange. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
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Mike Novogratz Intends to Donate Most of His Bitcoin Holdings to Charity, But With a Condition
By: Godfrey Benjamin

Mike Novogratz, the Chief Executive Officer, and founder of Galaxy Digital asset management company has stated that he would be donating most of his Bitcoin (BTC) holdings to charity. Read More

Sep 03, 2020
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EOS, Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP – Daily Tech Analysis – September 3rd, 2020
By: Bob Mason

It’s a mixed start to the day for the majors. Failure to move through the day’s pivot levels could deliver another day in the deep red. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
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Indian exchange CoinDCX cements crypto educational agenda
By: Marie Huillet

Crypto exchange CoinDCX announces two new professional training courses for cryptocurrency traders and experts. Read More

Sep 01, 2020
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Ethereum Is Eating Bitcoin
By: Billy Bambrough

Ethereum, having long played second fiddle to the number one cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is stepping into the limelight. Read More