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15.10.2019
21:23 WhatReallyHappened.comLibra Is Dead: eBay, Stripe, Visa And MasterCard All Abandon Facebook's Cryptocurrency

One week after we reported that Facebook's Libra stablecoin project, Libra, was imploding, as online payment giant PayPal quite the Libra network, we can now set the time of death to today - that's when first eBay, then Stripe and finally Mastercard all abandoned Mark Zuckerberg's pet "cryptocurrency" (which was anything but) project.
As the FT reports, Ebay and Stripe became the second and third major companies in a week to drop out of Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency, following sustained political pressure and just days before the project’s backers are due to meet for their first board meeting, which may soon be empty.
"We highly respect the vision of the Libra Association; however, eBay has made the decision to not move forward as a founding member. At this time, we are focused on rolling out eBay’s managed payments experience for our customers" a company spokesperson said in a

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20:32 TechnologyReview.comTelegram might be forced to put its global cryptocurrency plans on ice

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19:57 TheNextWeb.comAn overview of Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ supporters — who’s in and who’s out

Facebook sent the world into a frenzy when it announced its intention to enter the payments space with the launch of its controversial ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra earlier this year. Initially, Facebook said it had garnered support from 28 companies, including some of the world’s top financial and technology giants. But, as soon as regulators and central banks caught wind of Facebook‘s plans they began to issue warnings and air concerns about Libra‘s potential effect on the world’s financial system; spooking several of the company‘s backers along the way. Four months on, and after losing many of its original supporters, Facebook finally managed to get 21,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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19:17 FinExtra.comAliant to pay part of employees wages in cryptocurrency

Aliant Payments, a leading U.S. based provider of merchant services and payment processing, announce...

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18:40 InvestorPlace.comBitcoin Could Drop to $7,000 Before Its Next Big Move Higher

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18:39 CoinDesk.comWATCH: MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan on Crypto Adoption and Ethereum

CoinDesk sat down with MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monaghan at Devcon 5 to discuss her crypto journey.

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16:19 CoinDesk.comPeter Thiel Backs $200 Million Valuation for Renewable Bitcoin Mining in the US

A vertically integrated startup has raised $30 million to bring bitcoin mining back to the U.S.

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14:51 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Sees Little Price Boost from Long-Term Bull Cross

A long-term bitcoin chart indicator has turned bullish for the first time in three years, though it's had little impact on prices.

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14:13 Yahoo FinanceEthereum and Stellar’s Lumen Daily Tech Analysis – 15/10/19

After a bullish day for the pair on Monday, it’s a choppy start. A move through the morning highs would signal another breakout.

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14:12 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Sees Little Price Boost from Long-Term Bull Cross

A long-term bitcoin chart indicator has turned bullish for the first time in three years, though it's had little impact on prices.

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13:49 TheNextWeb.comBitcoin’s cumulative transaction fees surpass $1B milestone

It was going to happen sooner or later, but over the past few days cumulative Bitcoin transaction fees have surpassed the $1 billion milestone. Data gathered by Hard Fork from financial and economic data site Quandl, shows the $1 billion mark was passed late last week, on October 11. While it’s not necessarily the most significant statistic, it’s certainly an indicator of Bitcoin‘s continued use over time. Big upswings in fees can indicated big upswings in network use and competition to have transactions mined. Bitcoin fees vary based on the overall use of the network. As a general rule, the more the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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12:45 Yahoo.com BusinessNext Bitcoin Halving Could Squeeze out Retail Miners, But Jury’s Split on Price

Bitcoin halvings normally result in price increases. Maybe not this time.

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12:33 TheNextWeb.comFacebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra unveils official backers, but its future is still uncertain

Facebook has managed to officially sign up 21 organizations to its Libra Association following several high-profile departures from its controversial ‘cryptocurrency’ project. According to a press release, Andreessen Horowitz, Ribbit Capital, Spotify, Coinbase, Uber Technologies, Vodafone, and Xapo are among those who signed the Libra Association’s charter. Additionally, the Libra Association also appointed its board of directors and its consortium executive during the same meeting, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Interestingly, Facebook will continue to play a key part in the project, as David Marcus, Calibra’s CEO and the tech giant’s former blockchain lead, is taking a seat on the five-person… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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12:20 TheNextWeb.comSatoshi Nakaboto: ‘CNBC anchor describes Bitcoin as antique furniture, Libra as Restoration Hardware’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Aristotle used to say: Your imagination is the only tool in the book! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, October 14 2019, at a price of $8,374. That’s a minor 0.64 percent increase in 24 hours, or $53. It was the highest closing price in three days. We’re still 58 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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12:18 CoinDesk.comNext Bitcoin Halving Could Squeeze out Retail Miners, But Jury’s Split on Price

Bitcoin halvings normally result in price increases. Maybe not this time.

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11:54 Yahoo.com BusinessCoinShares, Blockchain Launch Gold Token Network on a Bitcoin Sidechain

Two years in the making and already backed by some $20 million in digitized gold, CoinShares announced the DGLD token Tuesday.

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11:16 CoinDesk.comCoinshares, Blockchain Launch Gold Token Network on a Bitcoin Sidechain

Two years in the making and already backed by some $20 million in digitized gold, CoinShares announced the DGLD token Tuesday.

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10:28 TheNextWeb.comVictim of $5B OneCoin cryptocurrency scam gets death threats for speaking out

One of the victim’s of the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam is receiving death threats for her actions against the con artists. According to the BBC, Jen McAdam from Glasgow is receiving messages threatening sexual violence and death from people whom she believes are OneCoin supporters. McAdam has been part of the on-going BBC podcast, The Missing Cryptoqueen, in which reporters are exploring the OneCoin scam and searching for its figurehead, Ruja Ignatova. She’s been a pivotal voice in speaking out against Ignatova and her accomplices, revealing the tactics scammers used in the scheme to con as much as £4 billion ($5… This story continues at The Next Web

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06:51 FinancialExpress.comFacebook launches its cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ despite high-profile defections

Most of the remaining members of the Libra Association consist of venture capital firms, who often have an eye on emerging technologies and align with Facebook's interests, as well as nonprofits.

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02:12 Yahoo.com BusinessCME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

The CME touts the success of its bitcoin futures contract, as the battle for institutional investors heats up thanks to competition from Bakkt.

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01:35 CoinDesk.comCME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

The CME touts the success of its bitcoin futures contract, as the battle for institutional investors heats up thanks to competition from Bakkt.

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14.10.2019
22:10 Yahoo FinanceDaily death cross approaches as Bitcoin loses momentum above $8,000

Bitcoin is edging towards an exponential moving average death cross on the daily chart, which would almost certainly signal an extended correction to the downside. The 50 EMA is sloping dangerously towards the 200 EMA for the first time since it crossed to the upside on April 26. There have been two death crosses on the daily chart since 2014, the first of which resulted in a 70% decline in price over the following five months, while the second came during 2018's bear market, ending in a 64% move to the downside over the next eight months. For the death cross to come into fruition price would need to stay between $7,800 and $8,600 for the next week, although aThe post Daily death cross approaches as Bitcoin loses momentum above $8,000 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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21:52 Telegraph.co.ukBooking.com becomes the latest company to abandon Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency

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19:31 Yahoo FinanceRipple invests in Mexican exchange Bitso to strengthen payments network

Bitso will help with one of Ripple's biggest challenges: ensuring liquidity for XRP in destination countries like Mexico

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19:31 Yahoo FinanceLatest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) is trading slightly upwards of $8,300 after losing about 5% in value since last week, when BTC was trading above $8,700. BTC experienced a substantial dump earlier in the month, when the price crashed by 10%, from $8,500 to $7,700. Afterwards, it started a slow recovery, briefly touching. Following a number of lower highs, Bitcoin now seems to be in a short-term downtrend, with the price dropping below its 200-day EMA. Will price recover back to $10,000 and above? If so, when? Let's take a look at Bitcoin's chart. As you can see from the chart above, BTC is now back to trading below its 20-day EMA, 50-day EMA and 200-day EMA. Price was swinging between the 20-dayThe post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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18:42 Yahoo FinanceBooking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Booking Holdings exited Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency initiative as the Libra Association was slated to convene in Geneva Monday, Skift has learned. The online travel company — the only travel company among the founding members — confirmed the move. Booking Holdings' decision followed the departures of fellow founding members MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, eBay, and Stripe, according […]

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18:18 TheNextWeb.comResearchers find Bitcoin sextortion malware also mines Monero

Analysts have reportedly discovered the source of the sextortion emails that’ve plagued the internet since last year — the ones that demand Bitcoin or else they’ll leak videos of you masturbating to kinky pornography. Reason Cybersecurity researchers dubbed the malware Save Yourself, as recipients typically receive the bogus emails from senders like “SaveYourself@856.com.” The emails state that dangerous malware has infected the recipient’s machine, but Reason found this isn’t the case. Instead, the firm discovered the malware forcing devices to act as blackmail proxies is also secretly mining privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero, with all funds generated going directly the attackers. Save Yourself cleaners are spreading… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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18:17 Yahoo FinanceClass certification denied in $32 million CentraTech ICO lawsuit and defendants ask to return ether in parallel criminal case

As readers of CCM will recall, the CentraTech ICO raised $32 million in crypto and then in late 2017 the whole thing came crashing to a halt when the SEC sued the co-founders for orchestrating a fraudulent ICO and they were picked up by criminal authorities and charged with, yes, crimes.  The post Class certification denied in $32 million CentraTech ICO lawsuit and defendants ask to return ether in parallel criminal case appeared first on The Block.

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17:29 TheNextWeb.comNorth Korea-linked hackers revive cryptocurrency scam to hijack macOS

Security researchers have reportedly uncovered another attack from a North Korea-linked hacking group. But on closer inspection it seems to be nothing more than a rehash of the group’s previous exploits. According to research published yesterday, the hacking group, Lazarus, is now using fake cryptocurrency trading software, created by a similarly fake front company, Forbes reports. It appears that hackers set up a front company called JMT Trading, and wrote an accompanying open-source cryptocurrency trading app. The code to which was hosted on GitHub. However, here’s where the originality ends. In the code for the JMT Trading software is a… This story continues at The Next Web

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17:14 FinExtra.comRipple leads investment round in Mexican cryptocurrency exchange Bitso

In 2018, remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean increased by almost 10%, with Mexico...

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17:03 TheNextWeb.comSodinokibi ransomware earns hacker $287K worth of Bitcoin in 3 days

Criminals who distributed the Sodinokibi ransomware threat earned a huge payday from victims who paid the requested Bitcoin ransom. According to researchers at McAfee, who tracked down several posts published on underground forums, one particular distributor made the equivalent of $287,499 in Bitcoin in just 72 hours. Researchers found that Sodinokibi has more than 40 active affiliates and that its creators typically get between $700 and $1,500 from every payment. Additionally, blockchain analysis unearthed several transactions from affiliates to a wallet that contained $4.5 million worth of Bitcoin. Some of this money was used to purchase illicit goods and services on the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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17:02 Yahoo FinanceAlipay to ban all Bitcoin transactions

Chinese payments platform Alipay will ban all transactions related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The news was confirmed on Alipay's official Twitter page on Thursday, with a statement reading: "If any transactions are identified as being related to bitcoin or other virtual currencies, Alipay immediately stops the relevant payment services." The update came just hours after Binance CEO Chanpeng 'CZ' Zhao announced that its P2P platform will support WeChat and Alipay as fiat-on-ramps for Chinese customers. In direct response to CZ, Alipay wrote "NO, you cannot" in reference to its suggested use as a potential fiat gateway. If any transactions are identified as being related to bitcoin or other virtual currencies, @Alipay immediately stops the relevant payment services. -- AlipayThe post Alipay to ban all

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16:25 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple, Coinbase invest in crypto exchange Bitso to help it expand beyond Mexico

Bitso, one of Mexico’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has raised an undisclosed sum of money from notable investors to further expand into Latin America.The post Ripple, Coinbase invest in crypto exchange Bitso to help it expand beyond Mexico appeared first on The Block.

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16:10 Zdnet.comTold you so: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is a bad idea (and now its partners know it, too)

Opinion: Is Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency experiencing an extinction-level event? It's not like we (and many others) didn't predict something like this might happen. Here's what's going wrong as the Land of the Like tries to expand its reach into your wallet.

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16:00 Yahoo FinanceEthereum and Stellar’s Lumen Daily Tech Analysis – 14/10/19

It’s a bullish start to the day for the majors, with Stellar’s Lumen among the front runners. Avoiding a late morning sell-off would support further gains.

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15:48 TheNextWeb.comEuropol: Bitcoin is the still the dark web’s favorite cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is still very much the dark web‘s favorite cryptocurrency, but those looking to cover their tracks are slowly learning to use privacy-focused alternatives. “While we have previously reported a small shift towards more privacy-focused cryptocurrencies such as Monero, Bitcoin still remains the currency of choice for both legitimate and criminal use,” reports Europol with its latest assessment of internet-based organised crime. Europol notes that Bitcoin‘s prevalence in the underground economy is a consequence of its familiarity within the customer base, particularly in dark web markets. In particular, ransomware campaigns have continued to feature Bitcoin almost exclusively. Europol highlighted these attacks… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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14:59 Yahoo FinanceBitcoin Faces Drop Below $8,000 Despite Beating Price Resistance

Bitcoin has crossed the 20-day moving average hurdle, but remains in bearish territory on the daily and weekly charts.

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14:59 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Faces Drop Below $8,000 Despite Beating Price Resistance

Bitcoin has crossed the 20-day moving average hurdle, but remains in bearish territory on the daily and weekly charts.

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14:10 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Faces Drop Below $8,000 Despite Beating Price Resistance

Bitcoin has crossed the 20-day moving average hurdle, but remains in bearish territory on the daily and weekly charts.

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13:46 FinExtra.comFXCM introduces cryptocurrency baskets to retail investors

FXCM Group, LLC (“FXCM Group’ or ‘FXCM’), a leading international provider of online foreign exchang...

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11:56 Yahoo.com BusinessZcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

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11:45 TheNextWeb.comSatoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin mining consumes as much energy as the entire country of Austria’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As de Beauvoir used to say: Buy low, sell high! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, October 13 2019, at a price of $8,321. That’s a minor 0.19 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$15.88. It was the lowest closing price in four days. We’re still 58 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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11:18 CoinDesk.comZcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

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04:48 Zdnet.comSEC pauses Telegram's $1.7b cryptocurrency play

The Securities and Exchange Commission has taken emergency action to halt the digital token offering that has already raised $1.7 billion.

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13.10.2019
17:10 Yahoo FinanceAt Devcon, Bitcoin Developer Amir Taaki Foresees a ‘DarkTech Renaissance’

"Why are we not thinking about how to create dark finance tools we can leverage against government bonds?"

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13:49 TheNextWeb.comSatoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin consolidates around $8300’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Bob’s your uncle! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, October 12 2019, at a price of $8,336. That’s a minor 0.25 percent increase in 24 hours, or $20. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 58 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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13:02 Yahoo.com BusinessZcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

The theme of Devcon 5 was clear: For smaller assets like zcash, all roads lead to ethereum.

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12:02 CoinDesk.comZcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

The theme of Devcon 5 was clear: For smaller assets like zcash, all roads lead to ethereum.

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10:29 Yahoo FinanceBitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 13/10/19

The majors find support early but will need to move through to key levels to avoid a reversal…

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07:13 Yahoo FinanceLatest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis (BCH to USD)

At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is trading at around $230 and is seemingly starting to show some signs of recovery following weeks of bearish momentum. Overall, BCH has gained about 1% since last week and close to 6% over the last 24 hours. Will BCH start to recover quicker than Bitcoin (BTC)? Or will the altcoin crash back to quarterly lows? Let's take a look at the chart of Bitcoin cash… Looking at the chart above, we can see that the price of BCH recovered during early August before crashing twice towards the middle and end of the month. Unfortunately, the gains of early August were lost and the price came crawling back down to below $300The post Latest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis (BCH to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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05:15 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week.
The post Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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00:24 Yahoo FinanceInside EY’s radical plan to get major businesses using Ethereum

The accounting firm is using the public Ethereum blockchain to reinvent how businesses work together. And it might just work.

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12.10.2019
18:49 Yahoo FinanceThe Top 5 cryptocurrencies – latest price

Today the price of Bitcoin is US$8,413.86; Ethereum is US$188.03; XRP is US$0.272515; Tether is US$1.01 and Bitcoin Cash is US$228.15. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relyingThe post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies - latest

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18:49 Yahoo.com BusinessClass certification denied in $32 million CentraTech ICO lawsuit and defendants ask to return ether in parallel criminal case

As readers of CCM will recall, the CentraTech ICO raised $32 million in crypto and then in late 2017 the whole thing came crashing to a halt when the SEC sued the co-founders for orchestrating a fraudulent ICO and they were picked up by criminal authorities and charged with, yes, crimes.  The post Class certification denied in $32 million CentraTech ICO lawsuit and defendants ask to return ether in parallel criminal case appeared first on The Block.

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18:25 SputnikNews.comWe Prefer Ounces: SEC Tells Telegram to Halt Sales of Its Gram Cryptocurrency

Telegram raised more than $ 1.7 billion for its promising project, with investors coming from Silicon Valley. However, this was not enough to impress the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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16:22 WhatReallyHappened.comFacebook's cryptocurrency Libra suffers another setback as eBay, Mastercard and Stripe all pull their support amid pressure from lawmakers

EBay, Stripe, and Mastercard all announced their intention to leave which marks the second major rebuke of Libra after Paypal exited the group just last week.

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14:46 RT.comFacebook’s Libra could be a flop after Visa, Mastercard & eBay abandon cryptocurrency ahead of launch

Facebook’s plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency, Libra, next year has faced another serious setback, after Visa, Mastercard, eBay and Stripe became the latest companies to pull out from the project. Read Full Article at RT.com

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14:15 Yahoo FinanceJuno raises $3M for a ‘neo banking’ platform built on Ethereum

Juno has raised a $3 million seed round to build a platform leveraging cryptocurrencies and Ethereum protocols to provide "neo banking" services like high-yield savings and debit cards.The post Juno raises $3M for a 'neo banking' platform built on Ethereum appeared first on The Block.

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12:40 Yahoo FinanceBitcoin No Longer Seen as the Driving Force in Crypto Market

(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin has plunged more than 30% since hitting a year-to-date high. That fact is clear, but explaining why the world’s largest digital currency has lost momentum in the second half of the year is anything but.Some, like JPMorgan Chase & Co. have pointed to Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s new futures contracts and an unwinding of long positions as likely culprits for the nosedive. Others have pointed to a buildup of technical bearish signals as setting off its summer swoon.Indexica, an alternative data provider, has a different take. According to their predictive index built on data from Aug. 1 through Oct. 1, Bitcoin’s fall has less to do with the currency itself and more to do with a growing cryptocurrency ecosystem.According to their latest findings, Bitcoin’s price moves are being driven by

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12:40 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Cash’s Roger Ver vows to be “lightning rod” for Web3 rule-breakers

Libertarian Roger Ver presses for a more radical decentralized revolution at Ethereum’s Devcon 5.

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12:40 Yahoo.com BusinessResearcher Vlad Zamfir: Ethereum’s legal question is an inevitable crisis

Zamfir argues that governments will not let such a disruptive revolution take place, and that Ethereum needs to adapt now.

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11:52 Yahoo.com BusinessMastering Emotions and Managing Risk in Cryptocurrency Trading

When it comes to trading, there are several steps you can take in order to reduce your exposure to the market extremes of price volatility.

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11:17 CoinDesk.comMastering Emotions and Managing Risk in Cryptocurrency Trading

When it comes to trading, there are several steps you can take in order to reduce your exposure to the market extremes of price volatility.

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05:28 BitcoinMagazine.comUpstart Poolin Discusses Growth, State of Mining and Bitcoin in China

A Bitcoin Magazine Exclusive Interview
The post Upstart Poolin Discusses Growth, State of Mining and Bitcoin in China appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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05:28 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Price Analysis: Breakout Gets Rejected as Supply Drowns Bulls

Last night, the bitcoin market saw a strong breakout get immediately rejected as selling pressure shoved the breakout down from $8,800 to $8,200s
The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Breakout Gets Rejected as Supply Drowns Bulls appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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05:16 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Still the Preferred Cryptocurrency of Cybercriminals: Report

Bitcoin is still the preferred cryptocurrency among cybercriminals, according to this year’s Internet Organized Crime Threats Assessment from Europol.
The post Bitcoin Still the Preferred Cryptocurrency of Cybercriminals: Report appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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05:16 BitcoinMagazine.comOp Ed: Wall St. May Support Bitcoin Adoption, But Markets of Unrest Are Key

Upheaval and unrest in established markets, like change and evolution in emerging markets, make a compelling case for Bitcoin adoption.
The post Op Ed: Wall St. May Support Bitcoin Adoption, But Markets of Unrest Are Key appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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04:29 Yahoo FinanceAustralia’s Gold Mint Is Backing a Crypto Token Based on Ethereum

The government-owned Perth Mint is backing a new digital token aimed to allow investors to trade and settle gold in real time.

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03:41 Yahoo.com BusinessUS regulators block Telegram from raising funds through cryptocurrency

US securities regulators won an emergency court order Friday to block the messaging application Telegram Group from raising funds by selling unregistered cryptocurrency to investors. The US Securities and Exchange Commission said Telegram sold 2.9 billion digital tokens called "Grams" without registering the tokens as securities and disclosing risks to investors. The company, whose encrypted messaging program Messenger has some 300 million monthly users worldwide, raised more than $1.7 billion in funds from US and overseas investors.

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02:29 Yahoo FinanceEthereum likely a commodity, says CFTC chair

The long-awaited verdict is in: Ethereum is (probably) a commodity, and the CFTC is open to futures trading.

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01:40 TechInvestorNews.comEbay, Stripe, Visa, Mastercard Drop Out of Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency, After PayPal (Slashdot)

SlashdotEbay, Stripe, Visa, Mastercard Drop Out of Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency, After PayPal - Ebay, Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago are all dropping out of Facebooks libra cryptocurrency project, the companies announced Friday. The news comes one week after PayPal announced its withdrawal as government regulators continue to scrutinize the plans. From a report: The original coalition of 28 corporate backers of the ...

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01:19 Yahoo FinanceIdentity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrencies.

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00:57 SputnikNews.comTelegram Banned in US From Using Own Cryptocurrency For Fund Raising - Report

The IT company announced earlier its ambitious plan to launch a new digital coin dubbed 'Gram' with own digital wallets available to more than 200 million users of Telegram's messaging platform.

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00:49 Techcrunch.ComCryptocurrency’s bad day continues as the SEC blocks Telegram’s $1.7 billion planned token sale

Cryptocurrency’s bad news day continues to get worse as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it has filed an emergency action and received a restraining order for the $1.7 billion planned token offering of Telegram’s blockchain. The move from the SEC follows the continued dissolution of the corporate alliance that was supporting Facebook’s […]

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00:39 NewYork TimesFacebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Faces Exodus of Partners

Stripe, Mastercard, Visa and eBay said they were dropping out of the effort, a week after PayPal pulled out.

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00:38 International Herald TribuneFacebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Faces Exodus of Partners

Stripe, Mastercard, Visa and eBay said they were dropping out of the effort, a week after PayPal pulled out.

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00:32 Yahoo.com BusinessSEC halts Telegram’s $1.7B ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today has announced that it has filed "an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order" against two offshore entities behind Telegram's TON digital token offering.The post SEC halts Telegram's $1.7B ICO appeared first on The Block.

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00:30 TechInvestorNews.comEBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra (Reuters: Internet News)

Reuters: Internet NewsEBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra - EBay Inc and Stripe are leaving Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook-led effort to build a global digital currency said on Friday, joining Paypal Holdings Inc which exited the group just a week ago. ...

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00:30 TechInvestorNews.comFacebooks Libra cryptocurrency project suffers massive blow as MasterCard, eBay, and Stripe withdra (Kevin Webb/Business Insider: Finance)

Kevin Webb / Business Insider: FinanceFacebooks Libra cryptocurrency project suffers massive blow as MasterCard, eBay, and Stripe withdra - Ebay, Mastercard, Visa, and Stripe will no longer participate in the Libra Association, the group working to launch Facebooks proposed cryptocurrency, the Financial Times, BBC, and Bloomberg reported on Friday. The exits, combined with intense scrutiny from lawmakers, represent a huge blow to the initiative, and leave its future uncertain. ...

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00:30 TechInvestorNews.comEBay exits Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra (Reuters: Company News)

Reuters: Company NewsEBay exits Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra - EBay Inc said on Friday it would exit Facebook Incs planned cryptocurrency Libra, joining Paypal. ...

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00:30 TechInvestorNews.comUPDATE 2-EBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra (Reuters: Company News)

Reuters: Company NewsUPDATE 2-EBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra - Facebooks efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered several setbacks on Friday as EBay Inc, Stripe Inc, and Mastercard all announced they were leaving the Libra Association, a group of companies aiding Facebooks efforts to establish the project. ...

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00:30 TechInvestorNews.comeBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency (Engadget)

EngadgeteBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency - Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebooks cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support, while Mastercard and Visa have also dropped out. We highly respect the vision of the Libra Association; however, eBay has made the decision to not ...

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00:21 Yahoo.com BusinessSEC halts Telegram’s $1.7B ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today has announced that it has filed "an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order" against two offshore entities behind Telegram's TON digital token offering.The post SEC halts Telegram's $1.7B ICO appeared first on The Block.

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11.10.2019
23:53 NYT TechnologyFacebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Faces Exodus of Partners

Stripe, Mastercard, Visa and eBay said they were dropping out of the effort, a week after PayPal pulled out.

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23:33 Yahoo FinanceUPDATE 2-EBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebook s cryptocurrency Libra

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23:33 Yahoo FinanceThe many events driving uncertainty in the cryptocurrency markets

The latest SFOX cryptocurrency volatility report has nudged the market sentiment dial back a notch. While August was ‘mildly bullish’, September was a let-down in many ways mainly due to the lack of involvement from institutional investors.  The outlook for the rest of October is marked by uncertainty and instability. The prognostic is neither bullish nor bearish but set to ‘neutral’. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the events driving the crypto markets over the last few weeks.  Bakkt’s lacklustre launch to institutional investors At the end of August and ahead of the upcoming launch of Bakkt, market sentiment was mildly bullish. There was a sense that the game-changing brainchild of the parent company of the NewThe post The many events driving uncertainty in the cryptocurrency markets appeared

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23:30 TechInvestorNews.comFacebooks Libra cryptocurrency loses eBay support - CNET (Corinne Reichert/CNET - Business Tech)

Corinne Reichert / CNET - Business TechFacebooks Libra cryptocurrency loses eBay support - CNET - eBay has followed PayPal in dropping out of the Libra Association. ...

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23:30 TechInvestorNews.comEBay exits Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra (Reuters: Internet News)

Reuters: Internet NewsEBay exits Facebooks cryptocurrency Libra - EBay Inc said on Friday it would exit Facebook Incs planned cryptocurrency Libra, joining Paypal. ...

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23:30 TechInvestorNews.comEBay, Stripe and Mastercard abandon Facebooks libra cryptocurrency (CNBC: Top News)

CNBC: Top NewsEBay, Stripe and Mastercard abandon Facebooks libra cryptocurrency - The news comes one week after PayPal announced its withdrawal as government regulators continue to scrutinize the plans. ...

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23:30 Reuters.com TechnologyEBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra

EBay Inc and Stripe are leaving Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook-led effort to build a global digital currency said on Friday, joining Paypal Holdings Inc which exited the group just a week ago.

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23:20 Yahoo FinanceEBay, Stripe join PayPal in exiting Facebook s cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook announced plans to launch the digital currency in June 2020 in partnership with other members of Libra Association, but the project quickly ran into trouble with skeptical regulators around the world. France and Germany last month pledged to block Libra from operating in Europe and backed the development of a public cryptocurrency instead.

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23:18 ScienceNewsDaily.orgeBay, Stripe and Mastercard pull out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency

Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support.

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23:06 Reuters.com TechnologyEBay exits Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra

EBay Inc said on Friday it would exit Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency Libra, joining Paypal.

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22:54 CNBC technologyEBay and Stripe drop out of Facebook's libra cryptocurrency project, one week after PayPal

The news comes one week after PayPal announced its withdrawal as government regulators continue to scrutinize the plans.

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22:40 Financial TimeseBay and Stripe to exit Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Follows PayPal’s move to quit the social network’s planned foray into global payments market

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22:32 Yahoo FinanceAltcoins: Ahead of Libra, XRP cryptocurrency gains toehold in commerce

Facebook's Libra may be grabbing all the headlines at the moment, yet a major cryptocurrency already exists that's gained a toehold in mainstream commerce. XRP, the third-biggest cryptocurrency by market value, seeks to succeed where bitcoin and other digital currencies have largely failed: in powering fast and low-cost transactions. In a rare example of a cryptocurrency finding a practical use beyond speculative trading, it has gained a certain amount of traction, with some large financial firms using XRP for international payments.

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22:31 FT.com TechnologyeBay to exit Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Technology sector

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22:21 TheNextWeb.comAlleged EtherDelta hacker in federal court over $1.4M cryptocurrency plot

Alleged hacker Anthony Tyler Nashatka, also known as “psycho,” faced US federal court yesterday over a plot to steal $1.4 million worth of cryptocurrency from users of token exchange EtherDelta. Authorities charged Nashatka, alongside his alleged accomplice Elliott Gunton, with counts of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, among others. The indictment claims that in December of 2017, Nashatka conspired to target EtherDelta to obtain the private keys of its users, as well as other sensitive information, in order to steal their cryptocurrency. It also alleges Nashatka and his co-conspirators unlawfully used one victim’s identity… This story continues at The Next Web

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22:07 CoinDesk.comIdentity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrencies.

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20:44 Yahoo FinanceXRP climbs to $0.28 as Ripple adds new partnerships

Ripple's XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is up nearly 2 percent on the day, trading at just over 28 cents per token.

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