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The Daily: Coinspot Launches OTC Desk, Bitdeer Expands in Eastern Europe

Crypto exchange Coinspot has launched an over-the-counter trading desk in Australia and you’ll find more about the platform in this edition of The Daily. Elsewhere, computing power-sharing platform is focusing on Eastern Europe through a partnership with the largest… Continue Reading →

Op-ed Blockstream Calls a Bitcoin Mining Optimization an Attack

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Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme… Continue Reading →

8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable payment option across a range of markets and jurisdictions. If there is a tool that significantly expands the usability of digital coins in a world still dominated by traditional payment systems, it’s the crypto… Continue Reading →

VanEck Unfazed by Shutdown’s Impact on Bitcoin ETF Application

By Investment manager VanEck remains confident about its bitcoin ETF application, despite the US government shutdown. Why? Because the firm believes it has laid a robust foundation for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF to eventually win SEC approval. “I have done everything… Continue Reading →

Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

A blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol. According to Tadge Dryja’s recently published description of research, the software engineer is working on a dynamic accumulator called… Continue Reading →

Why Wall Street Should Fear the Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Horizon Investments Chief Global Strategist Greg Valliere has described congressional rookie Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a very real concern for the stock market because of her perceived willingness to put the financial industry’s nose to the grindstone… Continue Reading →

Russia’s Not Buying Bitcoin, Dx.Exchange’s Shady Past, and Ethereum’s Hard Fork That Wasn’t: This Week in Crypto

By This week in crypto saw several interesting developments as regard exchanges, exit scams, and at least one failed ICO-funded company in the form of Giga Watt. Crypto Media Clings to Story of Russian Government Buying Bitcoin, CCN Asks… Continue Reading →

ShapeShift Uncovers its Secret on How to Stay Compliant

Cryptocurrency is still an emerging industry and regulation is still trying to keep up. While there are few assertive regulatory frameworks in the world, crypto-related companies are often requested to provide information to law enforcement agencies. On January 18, 2019,… Continue Reading →

Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019

Chile is to start taxing cryptocurrencies in April, when taxpayers pay their yearly income taxes, but it’s unclear at what rate. According to local media reports, the country’s revenue authority has included crypto assets in the Annual Income Tax Returns… Continue Reading →

Build That Wall: Trump Offers DACA Protection for Border Funding as Shutdown Hits Day 29

President Donald Trump has proposed extending protection for some illegal immigrants in the U.S. in exchange for wall funding along the Mexican border. The offer, which was announced Saturday after 4:00 p.m. ET, presents Congress with a new pathway to… Continue Reading →

Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

The plaintiff in a $224M lawsuit against wireless carrier AT&T has turned his attention to a new target. Michael Terpin’s legal team have filed a second suit, this time against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, dubbed the “bitcoin bandit” by the New… Continue Reading →

Top 3 Mistakes Investors Make when Managing Their Cryptocurrency Holdings

By Money is older than recorded history. As long as money has existed, so too have counterfeiters and crooks. Issuers of currency have spent millennia preventing counterfeiting: Just consider today’s paper bills, which are printed with special dyes on… Continue Reading →

Bullish Move: Crypto Market Adds $5 Billion as Bitcoin Price Surpasses $3,700

Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market has rebounded slightly by $5 billion, from $120 billion to $125 billion following a promising breakout of the Bitcoin price above $3,700. The unforeseen strong movement of Bitcoin could lead to the… Continue Reading →

Crazy Number of Subpoenas Shows Why Crypto Exchanges are Fleeing the US

By A new report released by major crypto exchange ShapeShift revealed that it had received 18 subpoena requests from U.S. authorities in 2018. Despite being based in Switzerland, the U.S. government filed 30 percent of all requests ShapeShift received… Continue Reading →

Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Huobi has announced that its cryptocurrency derivative platform, Huobi DM, has surpassed $20 billion in cumulative trading volume. The announcement comes just one month after the platform exited beta mode. Also Read: Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in… Continue Reading →

Litecoin Price Falls after Segwit Confusion; Charlie Lee Explains Activation

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South Africa: Two Arrested for Kidnapping Boy, Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

By Two people have been arrested by police in Mpumalanga, South Africa in connection with the kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy in Witbank whose family was then told to pay the equivalent of $120,000 in bitcoin (approximately 32.89 BTC… Continue Reading →

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Follow Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance

Digital currency markets have seen some gains during the early morning trading sessions on Saturday. Since our last markets update, the entire cryptocurrency economy has gained $4 billion and a slew of the top digital assets are up between 2-6%… Continue Reading →

Thanks to BitWage, Companies Can now Pay Their Workers and Taxes in Bitcoin

On January 16, 2019, BitWage announced their partnership with Simply Efficient HR, a Texas-based payroll and human resources company to enable the payment of W2 employee and payroll taxes in bitcoin or ether. This service will be available in all… Continue Reading →

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