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$16 Million Now Believed to Have Been Stolen in ‘Weird’ Cryptopia Hack

Details have so far been murky regarding millions of dollars worth of tokens stolen from New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia on Jan. 14. But data company Elementus has been investigating and now says the hack was different from previous attacks… Continue Reading →

Presidential Candidate John McAfee Flees U.S. for Alleged Tax Fraud

U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee announced on Tuesday that he has fled the country. According to McAfee’s recent Twitter video he’s “living in exile” on a boat because he’s been charged with felonies handed down by the Internal Revenue Service… Continue Reading →

Hollywood Actor Kevin Connolly Directs New Television Pilot ‘Cryptos’

The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had a surprise visit last Thursday when Kevin Connolly, the actor from the HBO series “Entourage,” announced a new television show called “Cryptos” is under development. Connolly hopes the new show will help… Continue Reading →

Current Crypto Bear Market Set to Become the Longest Ever

The market downturn that has prevailed since early 2018 is now within weeks of becoming the longest winter in the history of the cryptocurrency markets. Despite being on course to become the longest downtrend in BTC’s annals, the current market… Continue Reading →

Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison Time

The infamous Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, appeared in an exposé interview on Monday and publicly discussed how he tolerated Japanese jail. Karpeles explained how he’s been accused of financial misconduct in a land… Continue Reading →

Xapo Transfers Key Operations to Switzerland

Global crypto services provider Xapo is moving major operations from its base in Hong Kong to its office in Switzerland. The company is incorporated in the Asian financial hub but that may also change soon due to the friendlier business… Continue Reading →

Romania Imposes 10% Tax on Cryptocurrency Earnings

Romania has amended its tax laws, allowing it to start taxing gains from bitcoin investments at a rate of 10 percent. The improved fiscal code legislation categorizes earnings generated from buying and selling cryptocurrencies as “income from other sources” and… Continue Reading →

Why Cryptocurrency Custody Solutions Are on the Rise

The last six months has witnessed significant growth in the number of businesses and banks launching cryptocurrency custodial services. These solutions give institutional investors peace of mind that their assets are secure, insured, and under the care of a trusted… Continue Reading →

Swedish Trader Expects to Pay 300% of Crypto Profits to Tax Agency

According to local media, a Swedish cryptocurrency trader is anticipating receiving a tax bill of approximately $1 million after conducting approximately $2.9 million worth of trades across tens of thousands of transactions made since 2014. The trader claims that the… Continue Reading →

The Daily: 100 Exchanges’ Security Rated, Enjinx Block Explorer Launches

Tuesday’s installment of The Daily details new tools that are helping users safely navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem. From making an informed decision about which exchanges to trust to tracking blockchain transactions with Enjinx, we cover a selection of developments from… Continue Reading →

Airdrop Mishap Causes Korean Exchange to Accidentally Send BTC to Customers

A South Korean crypto exchange mistakenly sent its customers BTC and other cryptocurrencies due to an error during an airdrop. Some users immediately sold the coins, causing the prices of a number of cryptocurrencies on the exchange to sharply fall…. Continue Reading →

Airdrop Causes Exchange to Accidentally Send BTC to Customers

A South Korean crypto exchange mistakenly sent its customers BTC and other cryptocurrencies due to an error during an airdrop. Some users immediately sold the coins, causing the prices of a number of cryptocurrencies on the exchange to sharply fall…. Continue Reading →

How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously

Buying bitcoin is not a revolutionary act. Nor should it be. And yet the way statists, apparatchiks and politicians bang on, you’d think the mere act of acquiring digital currency was akin to receiving the keys to a pandora’s box… Continue Reading →

Host a BCH Giveaway With Bitcoin.com’s Golden Ticket Software

Have you ever thought about creating a cryptocurrency giveaway during a hosted event? Now you can create your own crypto-based sweepstakes with Bitcoin.com’s event paper wallet generator. With Bitcoin.com’s Golden Ticket program and open source code, the software allows anyone… Continue Reading →

Mastermind Who Planned Iceland’s Biggest Bitcoin Heist Jailed for 4.5 Years

Last year, Sindri Stefansson was arrested for his part in what has been described as the biggest heist Iceland has seen – over $2 million worth of Bitcoin mining equipment stolen in an operation that left police baffled. He has… Continue Reading →

Falcon Private Bank Launches Crypto Wallet With Support for Direct BTC and BCH Transfers

Switzerland’s Falcon Private Bank has introduced a cryptocurrency wallet as well as support for direct transfers of BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC for private and institutional investors. The bank said investors can now directly transfer cryptocurrencies to and from its own… Continue Reading →

Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use Cryptocurrency

An idea to allow companies from certain sectors and in some regions to use cryptocurrencies is gaining traction in Russia. The proposal has been included in a draft law prepared by the Economy Ministry, a high-ranking parliamentarian has voiced his… Continue Reading →

Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform Bitquick Implements Bitcoin Cash Support

Over-the-counter marketplace Bitquick has announced the company is now supporting multiple cryptocurrencies and has officially added bitcoin cash (BCH) to the platform. Now cryptocurrency users can purchase BCH in as little three hours as traders buy and sell coins in… Continue Reading →

ICOs Produce Slow Start to 2019

During the first two weeks of 2019, initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised roughly $90 million, according to data published by Icobench. Of the total funds raised this year so far, $80.2 million can be attributed to the Chelle Coin ICO…. Continue Reading →

The Daily: Bitmain Reflects on 2018, Memo Releases Mobile App

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a reflection on the passing year by the cryptocurrency mining technology giant Bitmain, a mobile app released by social network Memo and new turnover figures from a Bitcoin ATM network in Australia…. Continue Reading →

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