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12.08.2019
11:12 CoinDesk.comCoinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash

The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.

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11:02 SputnikNews.comChina’s Central Bank ‘Close’ to Releasing Its Own Cryptocurrency – Reports

With Facebook pushing to create its own coin, Libra, the Chinese authorities are also entering the game. After several years of reported research amid the world’s bitcoin craze, China could become one of the first major economies to release its own cryptocurrency.

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06:25 Yahoo.com BusinessTrump’s Currency War With China Could Be Bitcoin’s Do-or-Die Moment

Donald Trump is stoking the flames of a new currency war, creating a do-or-die moment for the cryptocurrency movement, writes Michael J. Casey.

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06:04 Yahoo.com BusinessChina s PBOC Says Its Own Cryptocurrency Is ‘Close’ to Release

(Bloomberg) -- The People’s Bank of China is “close” to issuing its own cryptocurrency, according to a senior official.The bank’s researchers have been working intensively since last year to develop systems, and the cryptocurrency is “close to being out,” Mu Changchun, deputy director of the PBOC’s payments department, said at an event held by China Finance 40 Forum over the weekend in Yichun, Heilongjiang. He didn’t give specifics on the timing.Mu repeated the PBOC’s intention that the digital currency would replace M0, or cash in circulation, rather than M2, which would generate credit and impact monetary policy.The remarks signal the PBOC is inching toward formally introducing a digital currency of its own after five years of research. China would be one of the first major economies to do so.Facebook Inc.’s push

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05:53 CoinDesk.comTrump’s Currency War With China Could Be Bitcoin’s Do-or-Die Moment

Donald Trump is stoking the flames of a new currency war, creating a do-or-die moment for the cryptocurrency movement, writes Michael J. Casey.

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comJudge: Coinbase 'Incompetent,' But No Fraud in Bitcoin Cash Launch

The Northern District Court of California has slammed Coinbase's ‘incompetence’ over its controversial Bitcoin Cash launch in 2017. The court denied a renewed motion by the company to force arbitration against plaintiff Jeffrey Berk, but dismissed allegations of fraud against Coinbase. “Moreover, while the factual allegations paint a compelling picture of an incompetent launch by […]
The post Judge: Coinbase 'Incompetent,' But No Fraud in Bitcoin Cash Launch appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance Rebukes 'KYC Leak FUD' as Controversy Roils Bitcoin Giant

Binance is currently running interference against what it views as a “fear, uncertainty, and doubt” campaign against the Bitcoin exchange giant. The objective of its perceived attackers seems to be making Binance users believe that their know-your-customer or private information is not private at all. The Alleged Leak That Won't Go Away Rumors of a […]
The post Binance Rebukes 'KYC Leak FUD' as Controversy Roils Bitcoin Giant appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Research Proves Crypto Is Becoming a Stock Market Hedge

More than a decade into its existence, Bitcoin is finally maturing into a full-blown stock market hedge. That's the conclusion of new research from crypto prime dealer SFOX, which indicates that Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum have developed a negative correlation with the S&P 500. This means that as the stock market bellwether […]
The post Bitcoin Research Proves Crypto Is Becoming a Stock Market Hedge appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comEvil Bitcoin Ransomware Won't Return Your Data - Even After You Pay

An insidious new strain of Bitcoin ransomware adds insult to injury for its unfortunate victims, as it refuses to restore access to your data - even after you fork over the ransom payment. The malware, GermanWiper, tells victims it has encrypted their data, when in reality it has erased it completely. It then demands 0.15038835 […]
The post Evil Bitcoin Ransomware Won't Return Your Data - Even After You Pay appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Dives $700 as Simpsons Pattern Rears Its Ugly Head

The bitcoin price careened below $11,500 on Wednesday afternoon as a Simpsons-inspired technical formation reared its ugly head - and sapped the momentum out of the crypto market's rally. Bitcoin Price Slides Below $11,500 in Rapid Pullback The dominant cryptocurrency had surged past $12,000 shortly after 9:00 am ET, only to relinquish those gains in […]
The post Bitcoin Price Dives $700 as Simpsons Pattern Rears Its Ugly Head appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comThe Bitcoin Skeptic: Why Bitcoin Will Never Replace Fiat Currency

As the resident bitcoin skeptic at CCN.com, today I’ll be looking at the myth that bitcoin will one day replace all fiat currencies. The Bull Fiat Currency Case for Bitcoin The bullish argument goes as follows: governments are increasing their borrowings to unprecedented and unsustainable levels.  The debt burden will eventually cause governments to collapse, […]
The post The Bitcoin Skeptic: Why Bitcoin Will Never Replace Fiat Currency appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comJohn McAfee Apologizes & Deletes Tweet About Apollo Cryptocurrency

A repentant John McAfee was forced to make a public apology on Wednesday, as the tech maverick walked back statements he made regarding the Apollo cryptocurrency. McAfee chose to delete the tweets as part of his repentance, but not before his comments were widely circulated. John McAfee Walks Back Apollo Statements Attacking Apollo was an […]
The post John McAfee Apologizes & Deletes Tweet About Apollo Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comTerrifying Global Currency Crisis Explained in 19 Tweets; Why Bitcoin Matters

Something big is happening. We are at the “cliff of death” of a global currency crisis and no-one has noticed, according to macro investor Raoul Pal. Pal is famous for predicting the 2008 recession and he now believes we’ve arrived at one of the “biggest junctures for markets in history.” In a series of 19 […]
The post Terrifying Global Currency Crisis Explained in 19 Tweets; Why Bitcoin Matters appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.com'Bitcoin Jesus' Roger Ver Epically Trolls Lightning Shills

"Lightning fast" may eventually be a trademarked term for some crypto payments company or another, but "Bitcoin Jesus" Roger Ver used the phrase to hard-troll fans of the Lightning Network. Guerilla Marketing by Bitcoin's Favorite Jesus Turned Judas Saying "Bitcoin Cash is lightning fast" and posting a video where a transaction is "completed" within 15 […]
The post 'Bitcoin Jesus' Roger Ver Epically Trolls Lightning Shills appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comDeutsche Bank Celebrates 'Dollar Day' by Accidentally Shilling Bitcoin

When the fat-cats at Deutsche Bank instructed their social media interns to draft a tweet commemorating National Dollar Day, they probably didn't realize that they'd accidentally end up shilling Bitcoin to their more than 650,000 followers. But while the Bitcoin isn't directly mentioned, it's difficult to imagine anyone writing a better advertisement for the leading […]
The post Deutsche Bank Celebrates 'Dollar Day' by Accidentally Shilling Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Basher Peter Schiff Destroyed by Crypto Twitter for Fake News

Gold bug Peter Schiff got dragged on Twitter after spouting false information about bitcoin. Schiff incorrectly claimed that BTC prices have plunged 15% since June 19. By comparison, Schiff gloated that gold prices have spiked 10% during the same period. Instead of dropping, Schiff said the bitcoin price should have climbed due to a combination of […]
The post Bitcoin Basher Peter Schiff Destroyed by Crypto Twitter for Fake News appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Spikes 30% in 2 Weeks as FX Wars Fuels Crypto Rally

The bitcoin price is up by more than 30 percent in less than two weeks against the U.S. dollar following a 127 percent year-to-date gain from $4,000 to $9,100. Fundamentals such as the hash rate of the Bitcoin blockchain network remains strong amidst an intensifying currency crisis as a result of the trade war between […]
The post Bitcoin Price Spikes 30% in 2 Weeks as FX Wars Fuels Crypto Rally appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comTim Draper Pushes $250,000 Bitcoin Price Realization Date to Early 2023

Crypto bull and venture capitalist Tim Draper has disclosed that it could take a little longer for his Bitcoin price target of $250,000 to be reached. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Draper said that while Bitcoin price could still reach $250,000 by 2022, he was not restricting himself to that timeline as the target might instead […]
The post Tim Draper Pushes $250,000 Bitcoin Price Realization Date to Early 2023 appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 CryptoCoinsNews.comBlockstream Has 3x The Hashpower of Entire Bitcoin Cash Network

Forbes writer Kyle Torpey reported that Blockstream, a crucial company in Bitcoin Core development, has been hosting Bitcoin miners at two facilities for quite some time. Big Boy Mining Top clients include Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT). Fidelity is a financial firm which increasingly throws itself into the blockchain industry. Blockstream employs BetterHash, an […]
The post Blockstream Has 3x The Hashpower of Entire Bitcoin Cash Network appeared first on CCN Markets

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11.08.2019
09:30 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 11/08/19

It’s a bullish start to the day for the majors but it’s not going to be enough to reverse the current week losses. There could be a sell-off later in the day…

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09:08 Yahoo.com BusinessThe Bitcoin Bulls Look Set for Another Weekly Gain. But It Isn’t Plane Sailing…

Bitcoin gives the broader market a boost early on. The bulls will need to a return to $12,000 levels for the majors to cut the current week losses.

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10.08.2019
18:30 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Security Takes Center Stage

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.
The post Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Security Takes Center Stage appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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17:24 Yahoo.com BusinessBlockstream makes its Bitcoin mining operations public

Blockstream is opening the mining doors to enterprise customers, claiming it will make Bitcoin more decentralized.

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16:39 Yahoo.com BusinessPrivate transactions are now available on Ethereum, in a way

Tornado Cash does let you make private Ethereum transactions but it’s not straightforward.

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14:58 Yahoo.com BusinessIn Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

After a recent network upgrade, nodes separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, highlighting why hard forks prompt much infighting among devs.

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14:14 CoinDesk.comIn Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

After a recent network upgrade, nodes separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, highlighting why hard forks prompt much infighting among devs.

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14:10 Aljazeera.NetFacebook's Libra cryptocurrency: A threat to national economies?

We look at the new Facebook-backed digital currency and the currency battle being waged within the US-China trade war.

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13:42 BitcoinMagazine.comHow the New Erlay Protocol Could Speed Up the Bitcoin Network

A forthcoming Bitcoin Improvement Proposal could greatly reduce the bandwidth required to run a full node.
The post How the New Erlay Protocol Could Speed Up the Bitcoin Network appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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13:42 BitcoinMagazine.comSFOX to Launch FoxEye, New Cryptocurrency Transaction Data Tools

FoxEye will aggregate exchange data for bitcoin and allow users to see a more accurate accounting of trading volumes.
The post SFOX to Launch FoxEye, New Cryptocurrency Transaction Data Tools appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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09.08.2019
20:25 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple CEO Intends to ‘Press Advantage’ With New Investments

CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Ripple is "in a very strong position... and I intend to press our advantage" through new investments.

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19:41 BitcoinMagazine.comMalaysian Authorities Bust Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operations

Bitcoin miners who plugged in directly to a distribution board cost a utility company over $760,000 in Malaysia.
The post Malaysian Authorities Bust Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operations appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:41 BitcoinMagazine.comCongressman Reintroduces Cryptocurrency Tax Bill

Representative Ted Budd has introduced a bill meant to reform the national tax code around cryptocurrency.
The post Congressman Reintroduces Cryptocurrency Tax Bill appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:41 CoinDesk.comRipple CEO Garlinghouse Intends to ‘Press Our Advantage’ With New Investments

CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Ripple is "in a very strong position... and I intend to press our advantage" through new investments.

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18:12 TheNextWeb.comResearchers uncover a new piece of RAT malware that targets cryptocurrency users

Researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabZ have identified a new remote-access trojan (RAT) called Saefko, which retrieves Chrome browser history in a search for cryptocurrency-related activity The RAT, written in .NET and available for sale on the dark web, also looks for information relating to other activities involving credit cards, business, social media, gaming, and online shopping. For context, a RAT is a type of malware that features a backdoor, enabling perpetrators to remotely control a device. By remotely controlling a device, the intruder is able to surreptitiously monitor user behavior, access confidential information, activate a webcam, take screenshots, and format drives, among other things. Once… This story continues at The Next Web

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16:30 TheNextWeb.com15 nations are reportedly banding together to monitor suspect cryptocurrency transfers

Some 15 countries, including Australia and Singapore, are reportedly banding together to create a data collection and sharing system on individuals carrying out cryptocurrency transactions. According to Nikkei, the common goal would be to prevent funds from being laundered or used to finance terrorist organizations. The system will be designed by the Financial Action Task Force, an organization spanning across more than 30 member countries tasked with combatting money laundering, and the objective is to establish detailed measures by 2020. It is hoped the system, which will be operated by the private sector, will be active a few years later.… This story continues at The Next Web

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15:10 Yahoo.com BusinessBinance adds margin trading for Litecoin, USDC and Ethereum Classic

The exchange continues to expand its services despite being in the news for other reasons.

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14:58 CryptoCoinsNews.comTim Draper Pushes $250,000 Bitcoin Price Realization Date to Early 2023

Crypto bull and venture capitalist Tim Draper has disclosed that it could take a little longer for his Bitcoin price target of $250,000 to be reached. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Draper said that while Bitcoin price could still reach $250,000 by 2022, he was not restricting himself to that timeline as the target might instead […]
The post Tim Draper Pushes $250,000 Bitcoin Price Realization Date to Early 2023 appeared first on CCN Markets

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14:49 TheNextWeb.comBlockstream takes on Bitmain with new Bitcoin mining centers (and it’s already getting flak)

Blockstream, the blockchain infrastructure firm that sent a Bitcoin satellite into space, has entered the cryptocurrency mining space. The company revealed details about its Bitcoin mining data centers in Quebec, Canada and Adel, Georgia earlier this week. Currently, Blockstream is working with customers including Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. However, it is looking to open up the facilities to smaller-scale miners sometime in the future. “We began our Bitcoin mining operations back in 2017 motivated by widespread concern that mining decentralization was declining. At the time it appeared that parties involved in ASIC manufacture, hosting, and pool… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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14:36 CoinDesk.comBitcoin in Tug of War Between Bulls and Bears as Trading Range Tightens

Bitcoin is witnessing indecisive price action for the third day, with a break above Wednesday's high of $12,145 needed to revive the bullish outlook.

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13:17 CoinDesk.comThis Tiny Bank Gave Bitcoin to Its Entire Staff. Now It‘s Taking Crypto Clients

Quontic, a small bank in New York, has started working with crypto firms, joining the very short list of institutions to embrace the sector.

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12:56 TheNextWeb.comTexas regulator goes after cryptocurrency firm promising 900% returns in 2 weeks

Regulators in Texas have filed a cease and desist order against a New York-based cryptocurrency business promising a 900-percent return on investment in just two weeks. Forex and Bitcoin Trader, which was advertising on Craiglist Dallas, reportedly deals in cryptocurrency investments, commodity-based derivatives, and foreign currency trading. A statement published earlier this week said the company claimed a $2,000 investment would see returns of $20,000, not including the 10 percent fees charged by the platform. The order says Forex and Bitcoin Trader was misleading investors by claiming it had an insurance policy that backed client funds and a balance sheet with… This story continues at The Next Web

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12:10 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple looks to invest in ‘multiple’ companies after MoneyGram

Ripple is looking to sign “multiple” investment and acquisition deals after its $30 million investment in money transfer giant MoneyGram. “We’re in a very strong position, our business is growing strongly, we have a strong balance sheet, and I intend to press our advantage,” Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, told Yahoo Finance UK on […]The post Ripple looks to invest in ‘multiple’ companies after MoneyGram appeared first on The Block.

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11:58 Yahoo.com BusinessSenior CFTC Official Who Set Bitcoin Futures Policy Is Leaving: Report

Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight, is to leave the regulator within weeks, according to Bloomberg Law.

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11:22 CoinDesk.comSenior CFTC Official Who Set Bitcoin Futures Policy Is Leaving: Report

Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight, is to leave the regulator within weeks, according to Bloomberg Law.

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10:59 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Spikes 30% in 2 Weeks as FX Wars Fuels Crypto Rally

The bitcoin price is up by more than 30 percent in less than two weeks against the U.S. dollar following a 127 percent year-to-date gain from $4,000 to $9,100. Fundamentals such as the hash rate of the Bitcoin blockchain network remains strong amidst an intensifying currency crisis as a result of the trade war between […]
The post Bitcoin Price Spikes 30% in 2 Weeks as FX Wars Fuels Crypto Rally appeared first on CCN Markets

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05:42 Yahoo.com BusinessBlockstream Launches Bitcoin Mining Farm With Fidelity as Early Customer

Blockstream is further stepping into bitcoin mining with the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman as customers.

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05:07 CoinDesk.comBlockstream Launches Bitcoin Mining Farm With Fidelity as Early Customer

Blockstream is further stepping into bitcoin mining with the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman as customers.

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03:51 SputnikNews.comExpert on Cryptocurrencies: 'For Goodness Sake, They Have to Improve Their Security'

The price of bitcoin has broken above $12,000 gaining over $2,000 of value in one week, bringing a possible end to a shaky time for cryptocurrency investors. Jonathan Davies Wealth Management expressed an opinion on this story.

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03:16 Entrepreneur.comShould You Invest in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies? Experts Share Best Practices in a Volatile (Yet Maturing) Market.

Inventing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could be the right move ... if you know what to expect.

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02:10 FinExtra.comAustralian police arrest five over $2.7 million cryptocurrency scam

Australian police have arrested five people for their alleged involvement in a cryptocurrency cold c...

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01:16 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Basher Peter Schiff Destroyed by Crypto Twitter for Fake News

Gold bug Peter Schiff got dragged on Twitter after spouting false information about bitcoin. Schiff incorrectly claimed that BTC prices have plunged 15% since June 19. By comparison, Schiff gloated that gold prices have spiked 10% during the same period. Instead of dropping, Schiff said the bitcoin price should have climbed due to a combination of […]
The post Bitcoin Basher Peter Schiff Destroyed by Crypto Twitter for Fake News appeared first on CCN Markets

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00:43 CoinDesk.comIsraeli Cryptocurrency Traders Locked Out of Banking System: Report

Crypto startups are hitting a snag when it comes to Israeli banks.

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08.08.2019
23:00 FinancialExpress.comBill to ban cryptocurrencies in next session of Parliament: Govt to SC

The inter-ministerial committee, set up to look into the legality of cryptocurrencies, had last month recommended ban on private cryptocurrencies and asked the government to consider launching its own digital money.

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22:13 CryptoCoinsNews.comDeutsche Bank Celebrates 'Dollar Day' by Accidentally Shilling Bitcoin

When the fat-cats at Deutsche Bank instructed their social media interns to draft a tweet commemorating National Dollar Day, they probably didn't realize that they'd accidentally end up shilling Bitcoin to their more than 650,000 followers. But while the Bitcoin isn't directly mentioned, it's difficult to imagine anyone writing a better advertisement for the leading […]
The post Deutsche Bank Celebrates 'Dollar Day' by Accidentally Shilling Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Markets

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21:30 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Outshines Gold Amid Risk Aversion in Financial Markets

Bitcoin is outperforming gold amid heightened uncertainty in the markets, though both are no doubt reacting to geo-macro events.

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20:47 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Outshines Gold Amid Risk Aversion in Financial Markets

Bitcoin is outperforming gold amid heightened uncertainty in the markets, though both are no doubt reacting to geo-macro events.

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19:08 FinExtra.comSome boring facts about Bitcoin, and why you should remember them

It has been around ten years since the first time that Bitcoin came into existence. With this amount...

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18:02 Benzinga.com'A Framework': UK Issues Cryptocurrency Guidance

The regulatory framework for Bitcoin and other digital assets continues to evolve globally, albeit slowly.
The U.K. financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, finalized its guidance on crypto assets in July, clarifying which tokens fall under its jurisdiction.
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17:27 CryptoCoinsNews.com'Bitcoin Jesus' Roger Ver Epically Trolls Lightning Shills

"Lightning fast" may eventually be a trademarked term for some crypto payments company or another, but "Bitcoin Jesus" Roger Ver used the phrase to hard-troll fans of the Lightning Network. Guerilla Marketing by Bitcoin's Favorite Jesus Turned Judas Saying "Bitcoin Cash is lightning fast" and posting a video where a transaction is "completed" within 15 […]
The post 'Bitcoin Jesus' Roger Ver Epically Trolls Lightning Shills appeared first on CCN Markets

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16:20 TheNextWeb.comReport: Cryptocurrency businesses must register with Czech regulator or face $560K fine

Cryptocurrency companies operating in the Czech Republic will reportedly be subject to greater control by the government, a local newspaper says. According to Hospodářské Noviny, the country’s adoption of the European Union‘s (EU) 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) will establish additional requirements on cryptocurrency firms than those established in Brussels. As part of their plans, the paper says Czech regulators want to impose a maximum fine of approximately $560,000 (500,000€) on cryptocurrency businesses which fail to register with the country’s Trade Licensing Office. 5AMLD, which came into force last Summer, brought the EU in line with cryptocurrency-related measures already introduced in the US several… This story continues at The Next Web

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15:56 BitcoinMagazine.comThis Revamped Idea for “Bitcoin Vaults” May End Exchange Hacks for Good

The potential to reclaim stolen funds.
The post This Revamped Idea for “Bitcoin Vaults” May End Exchange Hacks for Good appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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15:56 CryptoCoinsNews.comTerrifying Global Currency Crisis Explained in 19 Tweets; Why Bitcoin Matters

Something big is happening. We are at the “cliff of death” of a global currency crisis and no-one has noticed, according to macro investor Raoul Pal. Pal is famous for predicting the 2008 recession and he now believes we’ve arrived at one of the “biggest junctures for markets in history.” In a series of 19 […]
The post Terrifying Global Currency Crisis Explained in 19 Tweets; Why Bitcoin Matters appeared first on CCN Markets

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15:23 Yahoo.com BusinessBinance hacker dumps more KYC data, demands 500 ETH

The hacker has made a final demand for $112,000 in ether but so far it has not been paid.

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14:28 TheNextWeb.com5 charged in connection with $2.7M Australian cryptocurrency scam

Australian police have charged five people in connection with a protracted cold call cryptocurrency investment scam that tricked more than 100 victims into losing $2.7 million. The scam, which operated from Australia‘s Gold Coast, was busted as part of ‘Operation Quebec Walnut.’ According to a statement issued by Queensland Police, detectives investigated an alleged criminal operation which ran a number of businesses selling cryptocurrency investments between 2017 and May 2019. The police, which charged three men and two women, say victims were offered the chance to invest in Exmount Holdings Group, a seemingly legitimate business with a website, call centre… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:16 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Looks Poised to Retest Highs Above $13K

Bitcoin appears to have ended its six-week-long correction on Wednesday, making way for a retest of key resistance at $13,200.

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13:54 KoreaTimes.co.krBitcoin prices soar on deepening US-China feud

Prices of cryptocurrencies have continued on an upward trajectory both at home and abroad amid growing uncertainties caused by U.S.-China trade dispute developing into a full-fledged currency war. Bitcoin prices have topped the 14 million won ($11,560) level in Korea, the nation's largest crypto exchange Bithumb said Thursday. The global bitcoin price is also nearing the $12,000 level, continuing its steady upward trend over the past month.

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13:20 CryptoCoinsNews.comJohn McAfee Apologizes & Deletes Tweet About Apollo Cryptocurrency

A repentant John McAfee was forced to make a public apology on Wednesday, as the tech maverick walked back statements he made regarding the Apollo cryptocurrency. McAfee chose to delete the tweets as part of his repentance, but not before his comments were widely circulated. John McAfee Walks Back Apollo Statements Attacking Apollo was an […]
The post John McAfee Apologizes & Deletes Tweet About Apollo Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN Markets

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13:05 TheFintechTimes.comBitcoin Set To Breach $20,000 In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could see the price of Bitcoin surge past $20,000 and achieve a record high, as the vulnerability of fiat currencies is amplified through such a symbolic political event, according to the blockchain specialist, CommerceBlock. In December 2017, Bitcoin hit its all-time high of $19,783 but the threat...
The post Bitcoin Set To Breach $20,000 In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit appeared first on The Fintech Times.

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12:57 CoinDesk.comAustralian Police Charge 5 Over $1.8 Million Cryptocurrency Scam

Five people have been charged in Australia over a cold-call cryptocurrency investment fraud that allegedly duped investors for over $1.8 million.

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11:37 CryptoCoinsNews.comThe Bitcoin Skeptic: Why Bitcoin Will Never Replace Fiat Currency

As the resident bitcoin skeptic at CCN.com, today I’ll be looking at the myth that bitcoin will one day replace all fiat currencies. The Bull Fiat Currency Case for Bitcoin The bullish argument goes as follows: governments are increasing their borrowings to unprecedented and unsustainable levels.  The debt burden will eventually cause governments to collapse, […]
The post The Bitcoin Skeptic: Why Bitcoin Will Never Replace Fiat Currency appeared first on CCN Markets

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02:18 Yahoo.com BusinessA Bitcoin Extortion Gone Wrong: Inside Binance’s Negotiations With Its ‘KYC Hacker’

This is the inside story of how a "white hat hacker" approached Binance with inside information - and how it went wrong.

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01:44 CoinDesk.comA Bitcoin Extortion Gone Wrong: Inside Binance’s Negotiations With Its ‘KYC Hacker’

This is the inside story of how a "white hat hacker" approached Binance with inside information - and how it went wrong.

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01:00 Yahoo.com BusinessCelsius reintroduces ICO token to US after brief suspension, as new leadership gives the green light

Celsius, a global crypto lending startup, is reinstating its native token to its U.S. members after a month and a half-long suspension.The post Celsius reintroduces ICO token to US after brief suspension, as new leadership gives the green light appeared first on The Block.

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00:49 Yahoo.com Business Institutional investors are powering Bitcoin’s bull run, says report

Coinshares says retail investment is at a low ebb but that large institutions are investing more heavily. Meanwhile, XRP is losing steam.

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07.08.2019
22:06 Yahoo.com BusinessCoinbase Must Face Negligence Suit Over Bitcoin Cash Launch, Judge Rules

Coinbase will have to face a negligence lawsuit from customers who bought bitcoin cash during the 2017 bull run, a judge ruled.

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21:21 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Dives $700 as Simpsons Pattern Rears Its Ugly Head

The bitcoin price careened below $11,500 on Wednesday afternoon as a Simpsons-inspired technical formation reared its ugly head - and sapped the momentum out of the crypto market's rally. Bitcoin Price Slides Below $11,500 in Rapid Pullback The dominant cryptocurrency had surged past $12,000 shortly after 9:00 am ET, only to relinquish those gains in […]
The post Bitcoin Price Dives $700 as Simpsons Pattern Rears Its Ugly Head appeared first on CCN Markets

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21:21 CoinDesk.comCoinbase Must Face Negligence Suit Over Bitcoin Cash Launch, Judge Rules

Coinbase will have to face a negligence lawsuit from customers who bought bitcoin cash during the 2017 bull run, a judge ruled.

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21:11 Benzinga.comBitcoin Vs. Gold: Which Is A Better Safe Haven Right Now?

The recent market volatility and fears over a potential currency war between the U.S. and China have investors looking for a safe place to stash their cash while they wait out a period of uncertainty.
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20:16 Yahoo.com BusinessEuropean Central Bank seeks to increase monitoring activities of cryptocurrencies with on-chain data

In a recently released report, the European Central Bank (ECB) outlined its plan to devise a monitoring framework of the cryptocurrency market, using both on-chain data and metadata related to off-chain transactions. The post European Central Bank seeks to increase monitoring activities of cryptocurrencies with on-chain data appeared first on The Block.

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20:13 WhatReallyHappened.comFrom Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

By Graham Smith
Introduce some violent legislature into the mix, and even simple activities end up culminating in potential violation, kidnapping, and caging...

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19:42 BitcoinMagazine.comOp Ed: How Layer 2 Protocols Can Improve Bitcoin for Remittances

Layer 2 protocols like the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain can make it easier for those who leverage bitcoin for remittances.
The post Op Ed: How Layer 2 Protocols Can Improve Bitcoin for Remittances appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:42 CryptoCoinsNews.comEvil Bitcoin Ransomware Won't Return Your Data - Even After You Pay

An insidious new strain of Bitcoin ransomware adds insult to injury for its unfortunate victims, as it refuses to restore access to your data - even after you fork over the ransom payment. The malware, GermanWiper, tells victims it has encrypted their data, when in reality it has erased it completely. It then demands 0.15038835 […]
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19:42 CoinDesk.comCalifornia Couple to Forfeit Cryptocurrency Riches After Drug Bust

The couple must forfeit an undisclosed sum of bitcoin and bitcoin cash they acquired from selling illicit goods on a dark web marketplace.

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18:46 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Research Proves Crypto Is Becoming a Stock Market Hedge

More than a decade into its existence, Bitcoin is finally maturing into a full-blown stock market hedge. That's the conclusion of new research from crypto prime dealer SFOX, which indicates that Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum have developed a negative correlation with the S&P 500. This means that as the stock market bellwether […]
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18:36 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin s uncertain status as a safe haven investment

A report claims that Bitcoin is being used to hedge against global financial uncertainty. Analysts disagree.

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18:02 Benzinga.comETH/USD Lethargic Above $220

Ethereum momentum is mundane and limited by a descending trendline. Ethereum is inclined towards trending sideways in the short-term. read more

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17:50 Yahoo.com BusinessShould Ripple burn 50% of XRP’s supply to pump its price?

A handful of XRP investors can’t handle its flatlining price and are petitioning Ripple to stop flooding the market with new coins.

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17:50 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance Rebukes 'KYC Leak FUD' as Controversy Roils Bitcoin Giant

Binance is currently running interference against what it views as a “fear, uncertainty, and doubt” campaign against the Bitcoin exchange giant. The objective of its perceived attackers seems to be making Binance users believe that their know-your-customer or private information is not private at all. The Alleged Leak That Won't Go Away Rumors of a […]
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17:15 CoinDesk.comThe ‘Vault’ Is Back: Bitcoin Coder Revives Plan to Shield Wallets from Theft

Bitcoin Core developer Bryan Bishop has proposed a feature to delay transfers from cold storage so users can stop thieves from draining their wallets.

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16:19 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Price Surge: May Not Be Trade War but Whales

While many see tensions between the U.S. and China as the driving factor behind the bitcoin price surge, whales may be leveraging the upward momentum.
The post Bitcoin Price Surge: May Not Be Trade War but Whales appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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15:58 TheNextWeb.comCoinbase faces negligence suit after mishandling its launch of Bitcoin Cash

Long-standing cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will face a negligence lawsuit after allegedly mismanaging the launch of Bitcoin Cash on its platform, a judge has ruled. However, court documents released on Tuesday show that US District Judge Vince Chhabria threw fraud and unfair competition charges relating to the case. Bitcoin Cash was borne out of a Bitcoin fork in 2017  and then split off into two subsequent cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Cash SV, the following year. This move marks the latest advance in a protracted lawsuit filed by Jeffery Berk in the aftermath of BCH’s launch. The issue resides around the fact… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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14:50 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Needs Weekly Close Above Tough $12K Hurdle to Restart Price Rally

Bitcoin needs to break above stiff resistance at $12,000 to unleash the next phase of the bull market.

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14:38 CryptoCoinsNews.comJudge: Coinbase 'Incompetent,' But No Fraud in Bitcoin Cash Launch

The Northern District Court of California has slammed Coinbase's ‘incompetence’ over its controversial Bitcoin Cash launch in 2017. The court denied a renewed motion by the company to force arbitration against plaintiff Jeffrey Berk, but dismissed allegations of fraud against Coinbase. “Moreover, while the factual allegations paint a compelling picture of an incompetent launch by […]
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14:04 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Needs Weekly Close Above Tough $12K Hurdle to Restart Price Rally

Bitcoin needs to break above stiff resistance at $12,000 to unleash the next phase of the bull market.

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13:32 TheNextWeb.comBinance offering up to $290,000 bounty to catch cryptocurrency KYC extortionist

It’s never a dull day in the world of cryptocurrency, and today is no different. Over the past few hours an unknown individual has been terrorizing cryptocurrency exchange Binance and its users by attempting to extort 300 Bitcoin (nearly $3.5 million) out of the business. The exchange is also giving a reward of up to 25 BTC ($290,000) to anyone that can help catch the miscreant. According to an announcement from Binance, – released less than 2 hours ago – the individual claims to posses 10,000 “selfie” images that hold some similarities to the exchanges know-your-customer (KYC) data. It seems… This story continues at The Next Web

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13:18 Zdnet.comSmominru hijacks half a million PCs to mine cryptocurrency, steals access data for Dark Web sale

Commodity cryptomining appears to be shifting to a data theft model.

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12:45 CryptoCoinsNews.comThis Chart Shows You the Perfect Moment to Buy Bitcoin

It’s easy to get scared away by the daily volatile movements of bitcoin. Over the weekend, bitcoin jumped 20 percent in a matter of days. Since then, BTC shed over $1,000 before recovering slightly again. It’s a volatile market. But zoom out for a moment and you’ll see the bigger picture. This chart, shared by […]
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11:37 CryptoCoinsNews.comCoinbase Goes to Battle With Binance, Looks to Add 8 New Cryptocurrencies

While Coinbase is still the place many Americans go for their first cryptocurrency purchase, another crypto exchange has them backpedalling. As the Malta-based exchange Binance continues its rise to the top, Coinbase is making moves to ensure they don’t become “Yahoo!” to Binance’s “Google.” The San Francisco-based platform just announced that they’re looking to add […]
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11:05 TheNextWeb.comUS couple must forfeit their cryptocurrency riches after being caught running dark web drug ring

A California-based couple will have to forfeit their cryptocurrency riches after pleading guilty to running a dark web drug operation ring. Jabari Monson, 32, of Merced, California pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Saudia Monson, 39, also of Merced, pleaded guilty to a violation of the Travel Act, after using the mail and internet to distribute controlled substances, said US Attorney McGregor W. Scott. Court documents show that from July 2018 until January this year, the couple ran several vendor accounts on Dream Market – a dark web marketplace – through which they sold cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. As part of their plea… This story continues at The Next Web

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08:48 Washingtonpost.comBitcoin Is Dancing in Tandem With Gold Again

Synchronized rallies in the digital currency and the precious metal don’t appear random.

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