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17.07.2019
17:17 Benzinga.comWednesday's Market Minute: The Utility Of Bitcoin

A lot of explanations have been given for Bitcoin's big move this year: Wall Street institutional interest, progress in market structure, gold-like accumulation as a hedge against central bank extravagance, Chinese wealth transfer, excitement around Facebook.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) Libra.
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16:53 ValueWalk.comBitcoin Mining Uses “More Energy Than Switzerland” – Does Ethereum Have The Solution?

It’s no secret that Bitcoin mining is an energy intensive process. However, the latest research carried out by the University of Cambridge showed just how much. Bitcoin mining accounts for around 0.25 percent of global energy consumption. Put another way, […]
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16:40 Reuters.com TechnologyGerman finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity

Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday as he met with counterparts from G7 countries.

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16:30 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Hits Insane 1000% Premium in Hyper-Inflated Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s worsening economic conditions have seen the citizens of the Southern Africa republic turn to Bitcoin leading to them paying a premium price on over-the-country crypto trading platform LocalBitcoins. Currently, there are sellers on the OTC crypto trading platform asking for $104,000 per Bitcoin. With the Bitcoin price hovering below $10,000, it means they are […]
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14:55 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Slump Flashes ‘Buy’ Signal in Sub-$10,000 Crash

Bitcoin price continued its plunge below $10,000 on Wednesday, touching $9,274 on Coinbase. The fall marks a 32 percent pullback from the year’s high. For many analysts, the move below $10k is a bearish sign with further drops on the horizon. But could this pullback be a buying opportunity? Bitcoin price correction Bitcoin enjoyed a […]
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14:09 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin dominance up 100% since its all-time-low

Bitcoin now represents two thirds of the entire cryptocurrency market share.

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14:08 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Looks South After Second 13% Drop of 2019

Bitcoin logged one of the biggest daily price losses of the year on Tuesday, confirming a short-term bullish-to-bearish trend change.

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13:45 CryptoCoinsNews.comCrypto Money Managers Unleash Social Media Algos to Predict Bitcoin Volatility

Money managers are hungry for yield. Crypto continues to outperform just about any other asset class making this nascent market a hot-bed for alternative prediction solutions. And social media algos are front and centre of that speculation. Cryptocurrency prices, like foreign exchange, are largely decentralized providing plenty of opportunities for smart programmers to profit from […]
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13:21 BitcoinMagazine.comKidnappers Who Held Bitcoin Traders for 80 BTC Ransom Arrested

The kidnappers were arrested in Jaipur after being unable to obtain a bitcoin ransom for their captives.
The post Kidnappers Who Held Bitcoin Traders for 80 BTC Ransom Arrested appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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12:45 CryptoCoinsNews.comCrypto Evangelist Ver Taunts Trump with P2P Bitcoin Cash Trading

Users of local.bitcoin.com may have found a surprise on Twitter today: a Tweet directed at Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin from none other than the site’s owner, Roger Ver. .@realDonaldTrump @stevenmnuchin1https://t.co/iPs5rLuZ3b — Roger Ver (@rogerkver) July 16, 2019 So You Don’t Like Bitcoin? The troll-esque tweet does nothing but provides the two, officially […]
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11:33 TheNextWeb.comFrench government to create ‘ICO white list’ with new regulations

While the world is looking at Facebook’s Libra and its recent senate hearing, France is knuckling down and is set to approve the first wave of cryptocurrency businesses under new legislation. Under the rules, cryptocurrency-related firms will voluntarily abide by a regulatory framework that requires them to pay tax, provide consumer protection, and meet capital requirements, Reuters reports. Authorities will implement regulations later this month. Firms that follow France‘s rules will receive approval from the country’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF), and will effectively be white listed. “We are in talks with three or four candidates for initial coin offerings (ICOs),”… This story continues at The Next Web

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11:32 CryptoCoinsNews.comJapan Studies Libra as Global Criticism on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Intensifies

When it comes to Facebook’s Libra digital currency not even one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world is turning a blind eye to social media giant’s cryptocurrency plans and hoping all will work out well magically. Rather, Japan is taking proactive steps to understand Libra’s potential ramifications even before the cryptocurrency has gotten […]
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06:18 VentureBeat.comU.S. senators: Facebook should not be trusted with ‘crazy’ cryptocurrency plan

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Facebook's track record of as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency.

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02:12 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin ETF Can Bolster US Economy for Next Decade: VanEck

The SEC should approve a bitcoin ETF soon because it could be a major driver of the U.S. economy for the next decade. That’s the opinion of Gabor Gurbacs, the director of digital asset strategy at investment management firm VanEck. Gurbacs made the remarks to Fox Business host Liz Claman while discussing today’s explosive Senate […]
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01:50 CryptoCoinsNews.comWinklevoss Twins Foster Mainstream Adoption with Bitcoin Giveaway

Now that bitcoin has taken center stage in the United States, Gemini Co-Founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are doing their part to hasten mainstream adoption. Tyler tweeted his latest challenge, the reward for which is 1 BTC. At the current rate, that amounts to roughly $9,700. By the time the contest is over, however, the […]
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01:50 CryptoCoinsNews.comLibra Rival Kin Savages Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

The makers of Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency, which itself is no stranger to regulatory issues with the US government, do not feel one shred of sympathy for Facebook as Congress rakes Libra over the coals on Capitol Hill. The chat app, with its more than 300 million registered users, made waves during the 2017 gold rush […]
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01:06 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra

For a panel about a proposed cryptocurrency, Tuesday's Senate Facebook hearing was light on actual crypto talk.

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16.07.2019
23:59 Yahoo.com BusinessCuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Facebook's Libra.

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23:25 CryptoCoinsNews.comRipple CEO Defends XRP Following Washington, DC’s Crypto Response

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has taken the opportunity to plug XRP as a solution to the concerns raised by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Speaking on Twitter, Garlinghouse said that he hopes regulators recognize that not all cryptocurrencies are cut from the same cloth in terms of their potential to facilitate crime and money laundering. Just […]
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23:25 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra

For a panel about a proposed cryptocurrency, Tuesday's Senate Facebook hearing was light on actual crypto talk.

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23:14 Yahoo.com BusinessHere’s Why Bitcoin Is Plunging Today

The cryptocurrency, its derivative investments, and other coins slid due to nebulous concerns about federal government action.

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23:13 CoinDesk.comCuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Libra.

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22:38 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin tumbles as U.S. senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies. David Marcus, the company's top executive overseeing the planned Libra project, answered questions from the Senate Banking Committee. During the hearing, a U.S. senator said Facebook was "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money.

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22:36 Reuters.com TechnologyBitcoin tumbles as U.S. senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.

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22:36 Reuters.com TechnologyFacebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearing.

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22:33 ReutersBitcoin tumbles as U.S. senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.

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22:33 ReutersFacebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearing.

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22:15 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet in the Paris suburb of Chantilly. The finance ministers' meeting will prepare the ground for a full G-7 summit of heads of state and government being held Aug. 24-26 in Biarritz in southern France. Hanging over the ministers as they hold a working dinner Wednesday in the chateau at Chantilly: slowing global growth and the America-first trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, which have led to a tariff war with China and tensions with Europe.

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20:54 DigitalTrends.comThe U.S. Senate really doesn’t like Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plans

Facebook Libra had its first big regulatory test when Calibra head David Marcus appeared before the Senate Banking Committee. It didn’t go well. Senators of both parties had major concerns about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency.

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20:50 BBCFacebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.

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20:42 BBC.comFacebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.

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20:42 CryptoCoinsNews.comNewsflash: Bitcoin Crashes Below $10,000 – When Will the Bleeding Stop?

Within minutes, the bitcoin price crashed from $10,500 to below $9,900 in an abrupt drop, causing the rest of the crypto market to plunge by large margins. Battered Bitcoin Price Relinquishes Crucial Psychological Level As the bitcoin price slipped 4.5 percent on the day, other major crypto assets in the likes of ethereum, bitcoin cash, […]
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20:04 Reuters.com TechnologyBitcoin falls below $10,000 after Facebook grilled on crypto plans

Bitcoin fell 8% on Tuesday, breaching $10,000 for the first time in two weeks after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.

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20:01 ReutersBitcoin falls below $10,000 after Facebook grilled on crypto plans

Bitcoin fell 8% on Tuesday, breaching $10,000 for the first time in two weeks after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.

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19:41 CryptoCoinsNews.comLitecoin Price May Crash Near Halving Before Skyrocketing to All-Time Highs

Just as the Litecoin halving is less than a month away, the number four cryptocurrency is starting to show signs of weakness. After posting a 2019 high of $146 on June 22nd, Litecoin has plunged to a low of $84.88 on July 15th. That’s a drop of over 41 percent in less than a month. […]
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19:14 NewYork TimesSenators Grill Facebook Executive on Company’s Cryptocurrency Plans

Members of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday raised broad concerns about its Libra effort, which the company introduced last month.

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19:13 International Herald TribuneSenators Grill Facebook Executive on Company’s Cryptocurrency Plans

Members of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday raised broad concerns about its Libra effort, which the company introduced last month.

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18:55 Yahoo.com BusinessLitecoin gets added to Binance Singapore

Binance's gateway to Asia adds the world's fourth-biggest cryptocurrency to its platform.

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18:55 ValueWalk.comAre Bitcoin Or Libra Transactions Connected To Illicit Activity

Dr. Tom Robinson, Chief Scientist & Co-founder @ Elliptic (leading cryptocurrency compliance provider and blockchain analytics co.) on: A response to Mnuchin Crypto Briefing from yesterday The upcoming Facebook Senate hearing on Tuesday morning with David Marcus (head of Libra) Elliptic identifies illicit activity […]
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18:39 ReutersSenators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday.

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18:30 Reuters.com TechnologySenators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday.

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18:28 NYT TechnologySenators Grill Facebook on Libra Cryptocurrency Plans

The social media company introduced its Libra effort last month. On Tuesday, members of the Senate Banking Committee raised broad concerns about the project.

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17:54 Reuters.com TechnologySenate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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17:52 ReutersSenate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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17:21 Yahoo.com BusinessPayPal fires up “Ripple-killer” Xoom app for international payments

PayPal’s mobile payments app Xoom hopes to challenge existing blockchain-based platforms as a more convenient alternative.

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17:20 JapanTimes.co.jpAbout 50,000 Bitpoint Japan customers had cryptocurrency stolen

Bitpoint Japan’s president apologized and vowed to fully return the stolen assets in virtual currencies after the company resumes services that were suspended following the ...

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17:05 TheFintechTimes.comDo Cryptocurrencies Have a Future or Are They a Passing Trend?

Sponsored Guest Post In terms of the latest financial news, it is difficult to overstate the impact of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Not only are these anonymous electronic forms of payment quite convenient from the perspective of the average consumer, but they also represent very powerful investment tools...
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16:58 TheNextWeb.comWhat’s a cryptocurrency exit scam and how do I spot one?

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Google ‘cryptocurrency’ and the likelihood is you’ll see ‘exit scam’ somewhere in the results. But, what are they, how do they work, and more importantly, how can you spot one? What’s an exit scam? Put simply, an exit scam is a fraudulent operation orchestrated by unethical cryptocurrency promoters who disappear with investors’ funds during or in the aftermath of an initial coin offering (ICO). To do so, the scammers typically launch a new cryptocurrency based… This story continues at The Next Web

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16:57 FoxNews.comFacebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance

Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrency without full government approval and regulatory oversight.

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16:57 CryptoCoinsNews.comDonald Trump Finally Found a Market He Can’t Move – Bitcoin

When Donald Trump unleashed a savage bitcoin takedown on Twitter last week, a weird thing happened. Traders shrugged. If anything, the bitcoin price went up a little. Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States tweeted something negative about Bitcoin and the price went up slightly. Let that sink in. — Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) July […]
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16:10 CryptoCoinsNews.comBreaking: Top GOP Congressman Defies Trump, Says ‘I Like Bitcoin’

One of Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress has diverged from the president on what has suddenly become one of the federal government’s top priorities: bitcoin. Kevin McCarthy Is a Bitcoin Fan House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNBC that unlike Trump, he is a fan of the flagship cryptocurrency and the security of blockchain […]
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15:59 TheNextWeb.com55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack

Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda noted that of the 3.02 billion yen stolen, customers owned 2.06 billion yen ($19 million), while 960 million yen ($8.9 million) consisted of the company’s own holdings. According to Oda, customer losses represented 13 percent of the total amount of cryptocurrency held by Bitpoint at the time. He also pledged to repay victims (in cryptocurrency) once standard trade resumes. The theft, which included sums of Bitcoin, Bitcoin… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:58 Yahoo.com BusinessKey Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish in First Since December

The widely tracked MACD bitcoin price indicator has turned bearish for the first time in seven months.

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14:57 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price’s Sub-$11,000 Drop Isn’t Spooking Bullish Long-Term Traders

Since July 10, the bitcoin price has dropped from $13,200 to below $11,000 within less than a week as the crypto market saw a minor correction. In a sharp pullback, the price of the dominant crypto asset slipped by more than 16.6 percent, leading the rest of the crypto market to lose its valuation relatively […]
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14:45 CoinDesk.comHackers Are Turning Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin Into Fiat

Another tranche of stolen funds have hit exchanges and are being turned into fiat.

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14:44 Reuters.com TechnologyGermany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said regulators must ensure that cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's planned digital coin Libra do not threaten financial stability and consumer privacy.

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14:34 Yahoo.com BusinessSenate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020. The Senate Banking Committee will question David Marcus, the company's top executive overseeing the project, on issues ranging from how Libra could affect global monetary policy to how customer data will be handled.

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14:21 Reuters.com TechnologySenate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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14:18 ReutersSenate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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14:11 South China Morning PostFacebook's new cryptocurrency Libra faces US government backlash

Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it is overshadowed by negative comments from US President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.Congress begins two days of hearings on Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, to be called Libra, starting with the Senate Banking Committee. Meanwhile, a house judiciary subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market…

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14:10 CoinDesk.comKey Bitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bearish in First Since December

The widely tracked MACD bitcoin price indicator has turned bearish for the first time in seven months.

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13:36 TheNextWeb.comTrump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency)

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found tough stance on digital assets by claiming that its potential to facilitate crime is high. “Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cybercrime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, human trafficking,” Mnuchin told reporters. “Many players have attempted to use cryptocurrencies to fund their maligned behavior. This is indeed a national security issue,” he added. Steve Mnuchin on whether… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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13:36 TheNextWeb.comSecond Canadian town set to accept tax payments in Bitcoin

It looks like another town in Canada might let its residents pay municipality taxes in cryptocurrency. The local council of Richmond Hill voted on July 10, 2019 to enter into an agreement with a cryptocurrency payment services provider to let residents of Richmond Hill pay property taxes in Bitcoin, Financial Post reports. Cryptocurrency payment platform Coinberry is said to be working with the municipality to provide the tech – this marks the firm’s second partnership with a local council. Earlier this year, Coinberry partnered with the municipality of another Canadian town, Innisfil in Ontario. “We believe that the demand for… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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13:35 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Maximalists Celebrate Ethereum’s ‘Demise’ amid Founder’s Scaling Concern

Ethereum developers are having trouble scaling the most prominent smart contract platform in the world. Ethereum and The Bitcoin Cash Gambit It’s that simple. Scaling something worth billions of dollars without breaking it is a monumental task. Development roadmaps have regularly been delayed. Founder and Ethereum developer Vitalik Buterin thinks that the next era of […]
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13:00 CryptoCoinsNews.comJack Dorsey’s Square Crypto Seeks Designer to Make ‘Bitcoin for Everyone’

Square believes that user experience is at the core of mass adoption for cryptocurrency, and they’ve made an eloquent job posting in that pursuit. Designers: Jack Dorsey’s Square Wants You A project of Jack Dorsey, Square instituted Bitcoin support sometime back. The company hopes to onboard people in the same way as Coinbase, with a […]
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12:38 TheNextWeb.comVenezuelans go after diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi with $30M lawsuit

A group of Venezuelans that moved to the US to “start a new life” are suing a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that allegedly backed its coins with real diamonds. On Friday last week, a group of Venezuelans submitted a lawsuit claiming they were fraudulently promised massive returns on investments into the supposed diamond-backed cryptocurrency, Argyle Coin, Law360 reports. The perpetrators, Jose Angel Aman, Harold Seigel, and his son Jonathan Seigel, were reportedly running two diamond companies – Natural Diamonds and Eagle Financial – and an associated cryptocurrency business that offered the diamond-backed digital assets. According to the report, the… This story continues at The Next Web

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11:00 CryptoCoinsNews.comLeaked: India’s Bitcoin Ban Bill Aims to Outlaw All Cryptocurrencies

Rumours of a proposed bill in India that bans cryptocurrency may have been confirmed after Indian blockchain lawyer Varun Sethi posted an alleged first draft of the proposed bill. The “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies” bill, which proposes to ban or heavily restrict all cryptocurrency-related activity in India, was leaked this […]
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09:37 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Still ‘Wildly Bullish’ Despite Sharp Recent Retreat, Experts Say

Despite the recent fall of Bitcoin, experts have not yet abandoned their bullish sentiment. In fact, it seems that current events have only served to reinforce this perception. While it is true that bitcoin experienced a sharp drop, breaking essential supports for swing and day traders, in a long term vision it is possible that […]
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07:31 FinancialExpress.comTrump administration says cryptocurrency a national security issue

Mnuchin's serious concerns regarding the growing misuse of virtual currencies by money launderers, terrorist financiers, and other bad players, comes days ahead of representatives of Facebook will go to the Capitol Hill to discuss the proposal for its recently-announced cryptocurrency, Libra.

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04:32 CryptoCoinsNews.comTreasury Secretary Seals Bitcoin’s Impending Death by a Thousand Cuts

Following Donald Trump’s sudden and mysterious tweets regarding bitcoin last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an unexpected press conference on Monday. He used coded language telegraphing the end of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The Feds Want to Stop Crimes and Stabilize Markets Steven Mnuchin was not lying when he said that the federal government wants […]
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00:40 Financial TimesMnuchin joins Facebook critics on Libra cryptocurrency

US Treasury secretary says social network has ‘a lot of work to do’ to win approval

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00:32 CryptoCoinsNews.comRon Paul Pledges Allegiance to Bitcoin, Calls Crypto a ‘Great Idea’

In the early days of Bitcoin, there was a lot of crossover between the wider libertarian community led by Ron Paul and the Bitcoin believer category. Paul Diverges from Trump on Crypto Ron Paul, often a presidential candidate in the libertarian movement and noted opponent of policy he views as encroaching on liberty, popped up […]
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00:10 InvestorPlace.comNasdaq Today: Bitcoin & Libra; What’s Broadcom Doing?

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It was quiet for the Nasdaq today, but bitcoin, Facebook's Libra and the Broadcom-Symantec deal were in focus.
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15.07.2019
22:49 Fin24.comFin24.com | WATCH: Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

Bitcoin has slumped more than 10% over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook's planned Libra digital coin.

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22:37 Yahoo.com BusinessVitalik Buterin: Use Bitcoin Cash to improve Ethereum scalability

The Ethereum co-founders’ suggestion—meant as a stopgap while the blockchain readies its major upgrade—has been greeted with incredulity.

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22:36 CryptoCoinsNews.comThe Bitcoin Price Surged Because Mnuchin Made This Crucial Remark

The bitcoin price surged to an intraday high on Monday after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a crucial comment during his surprise press conference on cryptocurrency regulation. Bitcoin Price Shoots to Daily High During Mnuchin Press Conference The flagship cryptocurrency, which traded down after Mnuchin referred to it as a “national security issue,” suddenly […]
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22:13 CoinDesk.comSet Protocol Launches Ethereum Trading Strategy Bots

The ETH 20 Day Moving Average Set acts as a "tokenized trading bot," said Felix Feng, Set Protocol CEO.

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22:12 Reuters.com TechnologyMnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepticism of the social media company's digital asset plans.

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22:02 Yahoo ScienceMnuchin Says U.S. Very Concerned About Facebook Cryptocurrency

(Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration has “very serious concerns” about Facebook Inc.’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra, which has already drawn the ire of President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers.“This is indeed a national security issue,” Mnuchin said in a briefing for reporters at the White House. “We will not allow digital asset service providers to operate in the shadows.”Mnuchin said that Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network “will hold any entity that transacts in Bitcoin, Libra or any other cryptocurrency to its highest standards.” He broadly criticized cryptocurrencies, echoing the president, who said in a series of tweets last week that they are “not money.”“Bitcoin is highly volatile and based on thin air,” Mnuchin said. “We are concerned about the

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21:50 CryptoCoinsNews.comHere’s What Mnuchin Just Said About Libra & Bitcoin

Steven Mnuchin, the United States Secretary of the Treasury, just concluded an official briefing on crypto regulation and various security issues related to assets like bitcoin and Libra. Echoing the statement released by U.S. President Donald Trump a few days ago, Mnuchin reaffirmed the speculative nature of crypto assets. Mnuchin cited serious security issues regarding […]
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21:49 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFacebook to testify its cryptocurrency will not go ahead without full government approval

Facebook executive David Marcus says he agrees with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell that the Libra digital currency needs a patient and thorough review process.

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21:15 BitcoinMagazine.comFirst City in Canada to Trial Bitcoin Tax Payments

Canadian citizens in the city of Richmond Hill will soon be able to make municipal tax payments in bitcoin.
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21:15 BitcoinMagazine.comOp Ed: Bitcoin, Native Currency of the Internet, Restores the Law of Nature

Combining an understanding of natural law and human nature, the creator of Bitcoin found a way to coordinate human actions to build a new economy.
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21:15 CryptoCoinsNews.comWatch Steven Mnuchin’s Surprise Press Conference on Cryptocurrency

The US Treasury Department made the surprise announcement on Monday that Secretary Steven Mnuchin would hold a press conference to address cryptocurrency regulation. Mnuchin’s press conference, which began around 2 pm ET, comes amid a flurry of controversy triggered by Facebook’s announcement that it would spearhead a cryptocurrency project, dubbed “Libra.” Even President Trump weighed […]
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21:02 Reuters.com TechnologyU.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, a White House official said.

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21:00 ReutersU.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, a White House official said.

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21:00 ReutersU.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, a White House official said.

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20:17 ValueWalk.comBitcoin: Spending On Circulation

At over $12,000, Bitcoin (BTC) has more than tripled in value this year garnering renewed attention from the investment community, mainstream media, and the general public after a dramatic 1,700% rise (and subsequent fall) in 2017/2018. Our position is simple: […]
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20:16 CryptoCoinsNews.comCrypto Trader Predicts Nearing Alt Season as Bitcoin Dominance Weakens

An alt season (altcoin season) is something that virtually all crypto traders look forward to. It is a time where all cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin exponentially grow in value. From large caps to small caps, these digital coins can rise anywhere by 2x to 100x. If you’re finding the previous statement difficult to believe, that’s […]
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19:17 CoinDesk.comWhat to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency This Week

The Congressional hearings on Facebook's Libra are likely to focus more on the company's privacy failings than broad crypto policy questions.

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19:16 WhatReallyHappened.comMike Maloney: Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency is a threat to China’s monetary system … Ian Winer: Deutsche Bank failure would cause a global financial catastrophe …

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18:42 CryptoCoinsNews.comLondon Calling: Is the Alan Turing £50 a Nod to Cryptocurrency?

This is probably going to sound silly, but hear me out: The Bank of England’s new £50 note featuring Alan Turing is a quiet nod to cryptocurrency. What do you know about Alan Turing? In multiple disciplines, you may have heard of him. He has the most prominence in cryptography and computer science but plays […]
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18:42 CryptoCoinsNews.comEconomist Speculates Absurd but Feasible Trump Bitcoin Ban

Could Trump ban Bitcoin? Global markets analyst Alex Krüger has plotted out a scenario where the president-elect might just follow through with such an idea. Krüger’s speculation comes after Twitter rampaged last week thanks to Trump’s Bitcoin-bashing tweet. Breaking: Donald Trump Bashes Crypto, Says He's No Fan of Bitcoin https://t.co/YOgWV9sXNK — CCN Markets (@CCNMarkets) July […]
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18:20 Yahoo.com BusinessU.S. foes are weaponizing cryptocurrency says new report

Russia, China and Iran are working on national digital coins. But that’s not the only way they use cryptocurrency as a response to U.S. economic dominance.

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17:57 TheNextWeb.com$840,000 Bitcoin ransom plot foiled, kidnapped crypto traders rescued

Police in India have rescued three people, including two cryptocurrency traders, that were held to ransom for two weeks to the sum of 80 Bitcoin ($840,000). At 2.30am on Sunday, a man with a pistol was spotted outside Shankara Residency in Bhankrota. The man was apprehended and told authorities about his accomplices, which prompted a 13-hour operation to rescue the trio. Authorities arrested a gang of seven that were holding the captives. The gang is also thought to be involved in various kidnapping, extortion, loot, and robbery cases, the Hindustan Times reports. Jaipur police named the three rescued people as… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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17:43 CryptoCoinsNews.comFacebook’s Libra Triggers US & UK Alarm Bells; Will Bitcoin Take a Beating?

On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and a senior official within the government of the U.K., said that Libra, a crypto asset developed by a consortium of companies including Facebook, poses a risk to the global financial system. Hammond’s caution towards Libra comes after U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s […]
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17:07 FinancialExpress.comBitcoin tumbles as Donald Trump critique tests stellar run for 2019

Bitcoin slumped briefly below $10,000 on Monday, following another weekend sell-off that saw some digital tokens plunge by more than 20%.

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15:55 CryptoCoinsNews.comIndian Police Spoil Kidnappers’ $100,000 Ransom Party to Rescue Bitcoin Traders

Two Bitcoin traders who had been held in captivity for over two weeks in Jaipur, India have been freed. According to the Hindustan Times, the two Bitcoin traders, Luftan Shaikh and Mohammad Shazad had been kidnapped alongside a nonprofit employee. The abductors had been demanding 80 Bitcoins from the family members of the kidnapping victims, […]
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15:10 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple adoption gets another boost after Santander bank launches new payment corridor

Customers in the UK and Poland can now transfer up to 10,000 euros via the One Pay FX iOS app instantly.

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14:58 TheNextWeb.comUK drafts collaborative plan to crack down on cryptocurrency crime

The UK government is seeking to crack down on the use of crypto assets for money laundering or other illicit activities. To do so, the government has published the Economic Crime Plan, agreed between the Chancellor Philip Hammond, Home Secretary Sajid Javid, and heads of law enforcement, major financial institutions and legal, accountancy and property organisations. The plan seeks to tackle the scourge of ‘dirty money’ in the UK by bringing together public and private sectors and establishing a better information sharing system. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: The UK has one of the toughest systems for combatting money… This story continues at The Next Web

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