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07.08.2019
07:54 Yahoo.com BusinessGitHub and Slack Bans Are Hurting Iranian Bitcoin Businesses

Iranian bitcoiners are showing the world what censorship resistance really looks like.

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07:20 CoinDesk.comHow Bans From GitHub and Slack Are Hurting Iranian Bitcoin Businesses

Iranian bitcoiners are showing the world what censorship resistance really looks like.

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06:25 FT.com TechnologyCryptocurrencies/SEC: Kik-start 

Messaging app may illuminate the US regulator’s position but it is unlikely to be popular

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03:35 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Sees Steep Drop After Rejection Above $12K

Bitcoin's price dropped from a daily high of $12,300 Tuesday, a price not seen since mid-July

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01:25 Yahoo.com BusinessThe Fed’s new real-time payments system is no threat to Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies have nothing to fear from the Federal Reserve’s new real-time payments system, FedNow. Some, like Ripple, might even benefit.

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00:19 Yahoo.com BusinessShark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Questions Bitcoin’s Use as ‘Safe Haven’ Asset

The business mogul critiqued Morgan Creek Digital Anthony Pompliano's financial holdings, comparing cryptocurrencies to "Vegas games"

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06.08.2019
23:46 CoinDesk.comShark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Questions Bitcoin’s Use as ‘Safe Haven’ Asset

The business mogul critiqued Morgan Creek Digital Anthony Pompliano's financial holdings, comparing cryptocurrencies to "Vegas games"

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23:28 Techcrunch.ComBlockFi, which lends money to cryptocurrency holders, just raised $18.3 million led by Valar Ventures

Last year, we told you about a New York-based startup that’s competing with several other new startups to lend money to cryptocurrency holders who don’t want to offload their holdings but also don’t necessarily want so much of their assets tied up in cryptocurrencies. Today, that two-year-old company, BlockFi, is announcing $18.3 million in Series […]

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22:59 CryptoCoinsNews.com'Coinbase Effect' Makes Little-Known Cryptocurrency Go Bananas

Coinbase announced the potential addition of several new cryptocurrency assets this week. One of them, Matic Network (MATIC) jumped by over 60% in the 24 hours since the announcement. Little-Known Cryptocurrency Gains Over 60% With $100 Million Volume With a volume of nearly $100 million, the Matic price rose from just over 99 satoshis or […]
The post 'Coinbase Effect' Makes Little-Known Cryptocurrency Go Bananas appeared first on CCN Markets

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22:14 CoinDesk.comThe City of Seoul Will Create a Cryptocurrency for Citizen Rewards

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will establish its first blockchain-based administrative services in November.

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21:41 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Expert Schools 'Idiot' Scammer in Legendary Fashion

Somewhere, there's a crypto scammer ruing the decision to pitch a fraudulent investment scheme to Bitcoin educator Ben Perrin. The Canadian YouTuber turned the tables on the scammer in epic fashion, defrauding the would-be thief and donating the proceeds to charity. So how did Perrin do it? The same way fraudsters manage to steal from […]
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20:46 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Indicator Flashes a Buy Just as Haven Narrative Falters

(Bloomberg) -- Just as investors begin to question the logic of Bitcoin serving as a refuge amid global financial-market turmoil, a gauge followed by technical analysts suggests there could be more gains ahead.Based on the GTI VERA Convergence Divergence Indicator, which detects positive and negative trends, the largest cryptocurrency has generated a new buy signal based on its weekend trading, which saw prices surge. It’s the first buy signal since June when looking at this indicator and could potentially signal new highs are ahead.The tide is rising for Bitcoin compared with other risk assets, said Mike McGlone, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. “Bitcoin should remain a primary beneficiary of growing demand for its store-of-value, quasi-currency asset properties, similar to gold,” he wrote in a note.

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20:23 CryptoCoinsNews.comMr. Wonderful Shames Bitcoin Bull 'Pomp' for 50 Percent Net Worth in BTC

Businessman and reality TV star Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O’Leary has slammed bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano for concentrating too much of his wealth in one asset. This occurred after the co-founder and partner at cryptocurrency investment firm Morgan Creek Digital revealed that 50 percent of his net worth is in bitcoin. Speaking on CNBC, the "Shark […]
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20:23 CryptoCoinsNews.comWalmart Cryptocurrency Won't Suffer Facebook's Dismal Libra Fate: Analyst

Cowen, a veteran analyst and research group, believes that Walmart will face less political opposition than Facebook if and when it decides to launch its own cryptocurrency. Government Likes Walmart Better Than Facebook? Walmart revealed last week that it was looking into the creation of a stablecoin, via a patent filing. The digital currency variant […]
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19:39 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Trading in Venezuela Hits All-Time High

According to data from Coin Dance, the exchange rate between bolívars and bitcoin is now more than five times what it was at the beginning of 2019.
The post Bitcoin Trading in Venezuela Hits All-Time High appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:39 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Rally Tests Bearish Resolve

Given the state of the bullish rally over the last week, the upside target most likely has us heading for the $13,000 range.
The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Rally Tests Bearish Resolve appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:39 BitcoinMagazine.comWith Stratum V2, Braiins Plans Big Overhaul in Pooled Bitcoin Mining

Announcing the second-generation mining pool protocol.
The post With Stratum V2, Braiins Plans Big Overhaul in Pooled Bitcoin Mining appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:39 BitcoinMagazine.comAs Macro Economy Weakens, Is Bitcoin Emerging as a Global Hedge?

Bitcoiners have long harped on bitcoin’s viability as a global hedge asset like gold, but it’s never had the opportunity to prove itself.
The post As Macro Economy Weakens, Is Bitcoin Emerging as a Global Hedge? appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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19:06 VentureBeat.comFTX raises $8 million for cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform

FTX has raised $8 million for its cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform. Proof of Capital led the investment.

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18:53 Reuters.com TechnologyBitcoin as a safe haven? More a speculative bet, market players say

Bitcoin's recent gains as stocks plummeted on U.S.-China trade tensions reflect not so much its safe-haven credentials but its potential for quick gains, cryptocurrency and foreign exchange traders said on Tuesday.

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18:43 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin as a safe haven? More a speculative bet, market players say

Bitcoin's recent gains as stocks plummeted on U.S.-China trade tensions reflect not so much its safe-haven credentials but its potential for quick gains, cryptocurrency and foreign exchange traders said on Tuesday. The biggest coin jumped over 7% on Monday as U.S. stocks slumped 3%. Crypto enthusiasts said the moves heralded bitcoin's achieving its potential as a haven.

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18:09 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin as a safe haven? More a speculative bet, market players say

Bitcoin's recent gains as stocks plummeted on U.S.-China trade tensions reflect not so much its safe-haven credentials but its potential for quick gains, cryptocurrency and foreign exchange traders said on Tuesday. The biggest coin jumped over 7% on Monday as U.S. stocks slumped 3%. Safe haven assets from the Japanese yen to gold to government bonds - expected to hold or gain value amid turbulent markets - also rallied as investors fretted over the impact of the trade war on the world economy.

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16:18 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple-backed company aims to strengthen Interledger

Interledger, a key part of the Ripple ecosystem, suffers from a lack of liquidity and not enough users. Equilibrium Connect wants to change that.

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16:06 CoinDesk.comEthereum Foundation Director’s New Role Will Help Businesses Embrace Public Blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has appointed the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation to help drive its new "Mainnet Initiative."

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16:06 CoinDesk.comCosmos Will Have 3 Coding Languages. Here’s Why That Matters for Ethereum

Ethereum rival Cosmos will offer users the choice of coding in at least three different programming languages for smart-contract development.

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16:06 CoinDesk.comBitcoin and Ether Lender BlockFi Raises $18.3 Million Series A

Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, and ConsenSys funded the crypto lender's latest round.

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15:12 Yahoo.com BusinessMan Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller to Tribunal Over Electricity Bill and Wins

A Malta-based seller of bitcoin mining machines is in hot water after failing to refund a customer who complained over high power bills.

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14:50 TheNextWeb.comThis cryptocurrency stealing malware was blocked more than 360,000 times over the past year

As long as cryptocurrency has value, people will try to steal it. According to the latest figures from cybersecurity firm Avast, a cryptocurrency stealing malware has been blocked more than 360,000 times by its software. The malware, named Clipsa, is described by Avast as a “multipurpose password stealer.” It exploits numerous attack vectors to steal or illicitly mine cryptocurrency. Avast says the malware can replace cryptocurrency addresses in an infected system’s clipboard to redirect funds away from their intended destination and toward wallets owned by hackers. More than just theft Several versions of Clipsa have also been recorded to deploy… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:26 CoinDesk.comMan Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller to Tribunal Over Electricity Bill and Wins

A Malta-based seller of bitcoin mining machines is in hot water after failing to refund a customer who complained over high power bills.

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14:16 Yahoo.com BusinessNorth Korea funds weapons program with stolen cryptocurrency, U.N. report claims

North Korea has been using cyberattacks on banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to steal an estimated $2 billion, a U.N. report claims. The confidential report, seen by Reuters, claims the heavily sanctioned country has been using the money to fund its weapons program, which includes building weapons of mass destruction. The report, which cites independent experts monitoring the situation, says North Korea has been launching "increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income," as well as using cyberspace to launder the money. The experts are looking into at least 35 reported cyberattacks in 17 countries.  Read more...More about United Nations, North Korea, Cyberattacks, Cryptocurrency, and Tech

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13:42 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin breaks $12,000 as it looks to capture the entire market

Bitcoin's market dominance is steadily increasing, moving towards 70 percent of the market.

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12:22 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Price Rises Above $12K to Hit One-Month High

Bitcoin's move above $12,000 is backed by an uptick in trading volumes and bullish readings on the daily chart.

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11:49 ComputerWeekly.comICO joins international call for transparency around Facebook’s Libra currency

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11:49 TheNextWeb.comUN: North Korean cryptocurrency hackers have earned up to $2 billion so far

The financial impact of North Korea‘s hacking and cryptocurrency exploits could be much larger than first thought. According to a UN report, seen by CNN, North Korea could have earned up to $2 billion by hacking overseas financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. The report also states that North Korea used hackers to “launder stolen proceeds and [create] income to avoid international sanctions.” Investigators believe those activities could be being used to fund North Korea‘s nuclear weapons program. The allegations were divulged in a draft report compiled by a panel of independent experts that work for a branch of the UN… This story continues at The Next Web

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11:47 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Explodes Past $12,000, “Clear Skies” To 2019 High

The bitcoin price pierced $12,000 on Tuesday as traders seek refuge from global instability on traditional markets. As global stock markets reel from the escalating trade war between the US and China, Bitcoin has climbed more than 20% in five days, briefly hitting $12,265 on Coinbase. The move upwards was accompanied by the strongest volume […]
The post Bitcoin Price Explodes Past $12,000, “Clear Skies” To 2019 High appeared first on CCN Markets

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11:47 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Rises Above $12K to Hit One-Month High

Bitcoin's move above $12,000 is backed by an uptick in trading volumes and bullish readings on the daily chart.

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09:08 CoinDesk.comFacebook Hires US Senator’s Former Aide to Lobby for Libra Cryptocurrency

Facebook has hired a former aide to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to lobby for its Libra cryptocurrency project.

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07:53 Yahoo.com BusinessA Battle Between Bitcoin Wallets Has Big Implications for Privacy

Bitcoin privacy wallet Samourai announced last Thursday that its primary competitor, Wasabi Wallet, is the target of an ongoing network attack.

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07:20 CoinDesk.comA Battle Between Bitcoin Wallets Has Big Implications for Privacy

Bitcoin privacy wallet Samourai announced last Thursday that its primary competitor, Wasabi Wallet, is the target of an ongoing network attack.

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03:31 SputnikNews.comBitcoin Rises to $11,000 While Stocks Plummet Amid Trade War Fears

Bitcoin has been described a safe haven asset which would make investment in the cryptocurrency lucrative despite any economic fluctuations. The trade war between the the worlds largest economic powers heats up as the US imposed increased sanctions on Chinese goods.

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00:11 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Lightning Network has grown nearly 100% in 2019

Bitcoin’s scaling solution is expanding despite data suggesting channels and capacity have fallen.

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05.08.2019
23:48 BBC.comFacebook: UK privacy chief joins warning about cryptocurrency

The Information Commissioner's Office joins chorus of criticism over Facebook's digital currency.

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23:01 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Resurgence Is a 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecy': Analyst

When the bitcoin price smashed through $11,000 overnight and set its sights firmly on the $12,000 mark, analysts almost uniformly pointed to China’s stunning decision to defy the Trump administration and devalue the yuan as the catalyst. However, cryptocurrency bulls who proclaimed that bitcoin had demonstrably proven its worth as a safe-haven asset might have […]
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22:45 Telegraph.co.ukInformation Commissioner raises privacy concerns over Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency plans 

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22:23 Financial TimesFacebook’s cryptocurrency ‘raises privacy questions’

Watchdogs from EU, UK, Canada and Australia issue joint letter highlighting Libra concerns

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21:21 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Morphs Into Unlikely Sanctuary as Market Turmoil Rises

(Bloomberg) -- Investors the world over are finding an unusual place to hide as the trade war between the U.S. and China roils global markets: Bitcoin.Investors piled into safer securities such as sovereign bonds on Monday after China struck back in its trade dispute with the U.S. and let its currency weaken through a milestone level. Major cryptocurrencies, increasingly seen as a refuge during distressed times, also rose, with Bitcoin gaining more than 14% and smaller peers including XRP and Litecoin each rising more than 5%.“It definitely appears to be acting somewhat like a safe haven,” said Brad Bechtel, head of foreign exchange at Jefferies LLC. “When markets are calm and rallying, then Bitcoin sort of falls by the wayside," he wrote by email. "But every time we see turbulence in the market and it starts to sell

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21:11 SputnikNews.com'I Believe That Bitcoin Is Going Through a Roller Coaster Ride’ - Professor

The world's leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has climbed above $11,120 to its highest level since 12 July, according to data provided by the Bitstamp bitcoin exchange.

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21:10 Benzinga.comBitcoin Pro: Surge In Cryptocurrency 'Very Clearly' Related To China

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin jumped nearly 10% and traded above the $11,000 mark Monday in part due to macro events in China, according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire.
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20:47 CryptoCoinsNews.comVenezuela Bitcoin Trading Hits All-Time High Amid Insane 1,000,000% Inflation Projection

The number of Venezuelan Bolivars that were exchanged for Bitcoin last week hit a new all-time high as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that Venezuela will experience the world’s highest inflation rate in 2019. During the week that ended on August 3, the number of Venezuelan Bolivars that were exchanged for Bitcoin rose to […]
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20:02 CryptoCoinsNews.comPeter Schiff: CNBC Duping Viewers Into Buying Bitcoin at Gold's Expense

Gold bug Peter Schiff has accused business news channel CNBC of trying to "dupe its audience into buying bitcoin." In a tweet, Schiff accused the business news channel of devoting more time to bitcoin relative to gold. This is despite the yellow metal having a larger market capitalization. Currently, gold is estimated to possess a […]
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18:55 ValueWalk.comWhy Is The Price Steady If The Bitcoin Whales Are Really Accumulating?

For the past years, the world saw the steady, promising rise of the price of the Bitcoin since its inception in 2009. However, it has recently slowing down to a halt and it seems that some fingers are pointing at […]
The post Why Is The Price Steady If The Bitcoin Whales Are Really Accumulating? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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18:54 FT.com TechnologyRegulators say Facebook cryptocurrency project poses privacy risks

Watchdogs from EU, UK, Canada and Australia issue joint letter highlighting concerns over Libra

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18:44 Yahoo.com BusinessNumber barely go up—has Litecoin’s halvening had the intended effect?

Litecoin’s post-halving performance has been weak, and traders who expected better are disappointed.

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18:20 Yahoo.com BusinessLitecoin block reward halved, triggering short-lived price rally

Litecoin block rewards will cut in half today, a move that has helped push its price over $100. As a result of the halving, miners will now only gain 12.5 LTC for every block, compared to the 25 LTC they received previously.The post Litecoin block reward halved, triggering short-lived price rally appeared first on The Block.

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17:56 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Surge Proves It's a Haven from Stock Market Turmoil: Circle CEO

The bitcoin price is surging because investors are increasingly flocking to it as a "safe haven" amid the escalating US-China trade war. That's what Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire told CNBC, when he praised bitcoin as a reliable store of value during stock market turmoil. "Humanity has now created a non sovereign, highly secure mechanism to […]
The post Bitcoin Surge Proves It's a Haven from Stock Market Turmoil: Circle CEO appeared first on CCN Markets

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17:23 Benzinga.comLitecoin Bursts Through $100 Hurdle On Halving Day

Litecoin revives the trend above $100 as halving excitement sets in. Litecoin mining rewards to be cut in half as from August 5. read more

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17:00 TheNextWeb.comUgh, this is what Bitcoin’s hash rate means and why it matters

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. Earlier this year, Bitcoin was setting records for 12-month price highs. It’s also been demonstrating market dominance as it affirms its spot as the number one cryptocurrency. But there’s another metric, hash rate, which has been reaching all time highs this year. But what is it? What does it mean? And why do people regard it as a measure of the network‘s health? The hash rate low down Put simply, hash rate is a general… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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16:48 Yahoo.com BusinessThailand to Bring Cryptocurrency Under Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Thailand's anti-money laundering regulator is planning to amend the country's laws to mandate reporting by cryptocurrency exchanges.

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16:12 CoinDesk.comThailand to Bring Cryptocurrency Under Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Thailand's anti-money laundering regulator is planning to amend the country's laws to mandate reporting by cryptocurrency exchanges.

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15:15 CryptoCoinsNews.comVenezuela Bitcoin Trading Hits All-Time High Amid Insane 1,000,000% Inflation Projection

The number of Venezuelan Bolivars that were exchanged for Bitcoin last week hit a new all-time high as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that Venezuela will experience the world’s highest inflation rate in 2019. During the week that ended on August 3, the number of Venezuelan Bolivars that were exchanged for Bitcoin rose to […]
The post Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Hits All-Time High Amid Insane 1,000,000% Inflation Projection appeared first on CCN Markets

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15:05 TheNextWeb.comIran further solidifies stance on cryptocurrency mining, but says trading is ‘unlawful’

Iran‘s government has put an end to months of speculation by ratifying a bill that acknowledges that cryptocurrency mining is a legitimate industry. But another recent bill has thrown a spanner in the works as Iran is still refusing to recognize cryptocurrency trading as lawful. While legalizing mining is seemingly a positive move, it’s important to note there are several caveats that clarify the country’s stance with regards to the wider cryptocurrency industry. A bill ratified by the Iranian Cabinet and released on Sunday, highlighted the government would not recognize cryptocurrency trading as lawful. It also said the government and… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Eyes $12K Price Hurdle as Dominance Rate Hits 28-Month High

Bitcoin has broken out of bearish mode with a near 10-percent surge this morning and looks to be decoupling from alternative cryptocurrencies.

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14:50 CNBC technologyBitcoin jumps 9% to surge past $11,000 while stocks dive on trade worries

Bitcoin soared 9% on Monday, performing like a safe haven asset as it edged past $11,000 for the first time since around mid-July.

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14:41 Fin24.comFin24.com | Bitcoin jumps above $11 000 as cryptos climb amid market turmoil

Bitcoin has climbed above the $11 000 level for the first time since mid-July and led gains among the biggest cryptocurrencies, as risk assets across Asia and Europe tumbled on escalating trade-war tensions.

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14:17 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Eyes $12K Price Hurdle as Dominance Rate Hits 28-Month High

Bitcoin has broken out of bearish mode with a near 10-percent surge this morning and looks to be decoupling from alternative cryptocurrencies.

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13:31 CoinDesk.comLitecoin Just Halved Its Crypto Rewards for Miners

Litecoin, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has just reduced its block reward for miners by half.

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13:09 Yahoo.com BusinessIran’s Cabinet Ratifies Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrencies and Mining

Iran's government has introduced a bill that lifts the illegal status of cryptocurrencies and authorizes mining as an official industry.

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12:33 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Smashes $11,800 As Global Stock Markets Collapse

The bitcoin price soared more than 10 percent over the last 24 hours, briefly hitting $11,840 on Coinbase.  The surge higher coincides with a blistering selloff on the Asian stock markets, triggered by a breakdown in US-China trade relations. It appears that bitcoin is establishing itself as a legitimate hedge to volatility in traditional markets. Co-founder […]
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12:33 CoinDesk.comIran’s Cabinet Ratifies Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrencies and Mining

Iran's government has introduced a bill that lifts the illegal status of cryptocurrencies and authorizes mining as an official industry.

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11:47 TheNextWeb.comMoonday Mornings: Apple says no to cryptocurrency, Mastercard says yes to blockchain

Good morning! It’s the first day of a new week so you know what that means. It’s time for Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Take a look. 1. Owners of Apple’s hotly anticipated credit card will not be able to buy cryptocurrency with it, Reuters reports. A customer agreement posted to Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs‘ website last Friday said the card “cannot be used to purchase cash advances or cash equivalents that include cryptocurrencies…” Hey, at least they recognize cryptocurrency as cash, kind of. 2. The Bitcoin blockchain network is going from strength… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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11:47 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrency in China: Over the Counter, Under the Table

Primitive Ventures partner Dovey Wan breaks down the crypto situation as it stands in China today.

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11:11 CoinDesk.comCryptocurrency in China: Over the Counter, Under the Table

Primitive Ventures partner Dovey Wan breaks down the crypto situation as it stands in China today.

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08:55 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Surges Past $11,000 as Cryptos Rally Amid Market Turmoil

(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin climbed past the $11,000 level for the first time since mid-July to lead gains among the biggest cryptocurrencies, as risk assets across Asia tumbled on escalating trade war tensions.The largest cryptocurrency surged as much as 12% from Friday’s close and traded at $11,565 at 12:50 p.m. in Hong Kong, according to consolidated Bloomberg pricing. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index tracking a basket of cryptocurrencies jumped as much as 7.2% as rival digital coins including Ether and XRP also rallied.“With the turmoil in markets and the streets, suddenly digital gold doesn’t seem like such a bad idea,” said Jehan Chu, managing partner at blockchain investment and advisory firm Kenetic Capital. “Bitcoin is increasingly seen not only as a bet on the future, but as a shelter for the present.”China’s

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08:55 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin rises 5% as China’s yuan sinks to 11-year lows against US dollar

China's currency yuan (or renminbi) has plunged to 7.03 a U.S. dollar, a level not seen since March 18, 2008. The exchange rate between the two currencies has weakened by over 2%. The post Bitcoin rises 5% as China’s yuan sinks to 11-year lows against US dollar appeared first on The Block.

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07:55 Yahoo.com BusinessMeet the ICO Pumper Who Makes His Living Manipulating Crypto Markets

In this excerpt from our exclusive interview with Alexey Andryunin the Russian trader talks about the origins of his business.

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07:21 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Computing Power Sets Record as Over 100K New Miners Go Online

The total computing power now dedicated to securing the bitcoin blockchain has set yet another record.

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07:10 CoinDesk.comMeet the ICO Pumper Who Makes His Living Manipulating Crypto Markets

In this excerpt from our exclusive interview with Alexey Andryunin the Russian trader talks about the origins of his business.

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06:27 CoinDesk.comBitcoin’s Computing Power Sets Record as Over 100K New Miners Go Online

The total computing power now dedicated to securing the bitcoin blockchain has set yet another record.

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05:15 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Jumps Back Above $11k for First Time In 3 Weeks

Bitcoin has risen back above the $11,000 psychological price point after regaining ground on July 8's and July 22's bearish breakdowns.

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04:32 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Jumps Back Above $11k for First Time In 3 Weeks

Bitcoin has risen back above the $11,000 psychological price point after regaining ground on July 8's and July 22's bearish breakdowns.

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01:08 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitMEXodus: Bitcoin Traders Abandon Exchange Amid CFTC Probe

July wasn't exactly a banner month for crypto investors, but it turns out it was even worse for one of the world's largest bitcoin trading platforms: BitMEX. BitMEX Just Had Its Worst Month Ever by One Key Metric Data curated by TokenAnalyst reveals that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange that offers up to 100x leverage, suffered […]
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04.08.2019
22:45 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin's Annihilating Every One of Your Favorite Altcoins

Bitcoin continues to crush its opposition as the leading cryptocurrency now enjoys a nearly 69% share of the entire crypto market cap. This is the highest level of "Bitcoin Dominance" since April 2017 and marks an extremely frustrating period for altcoin investors. Bitcoin Rises, Altcoins Stagnate The Bitcoin price surged to just beneath $11,000 on […]
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18:08 CryptoCoinsNews.comFacebook, Libra & the Thrilling Rise of the Branded Cryptocurrency

It was hard not to feel compassion for Libra chief David Marcus, watching him deal with angry questioning in Congress two weeks ago. The level of distrust in Facebook has reached new highs - some of the Congressmen and Senators replaced questions with blunt criticism aimed at Marcus and the big blue company. Even Marcus, […]
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17:58 Yahoo.com BusinessPrivate transactions are coming to Litecoin but need extra funding

The Litecoin Foundation is asking for donations to support the development of private transactions on Litecoin.

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17:46 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin to Crack $15,000 This Week amid Waning Trust in Fiat: Max Keiser

Bitcoin bull Max Keiser already has a six-figure price target for the flagship cryptocurrency. He believes that the digital asset will eventually replace gold as a safe-haven investment and beat the returns of all asset classes. If that claim doesn’t seem ambitious to you, then his latest tweet definitely will. Bitcoin is currently trading at […]
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16:40 TechInvestorNews.comBlow To Bitcoin As iPhone-Maker Apple Reveals Sudden Swerve (Billy Bambrough, Contributor/Forbes.com)

Billy Bambrough, Contributor / Forbes.comBlow To Bitcoin As iPhone-Maker Apple Reveals Sudden Swerve - Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been rallying hard so far this year, largely due to interest in crypto from some of the worlds biggest technology companies, including social media giant Facebook, iPhone-maker Apple, and micro-blogging platform Twitter...Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been rallying hard so far this year, largely due to interest ...

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16:40 TechInvestorNews.comBlow To Bitcoin As iPhone-Maker Apple Reveals Sudden Swerve (Billy Bambrough, Contributor/Forbes.com)

Billy Bambrough, Contributor / Forbes.comBlow To Bitcoin As iPhone-Maker Apple Reveals Sudden Swerve - Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been rallying hard so far this year, largely due to interest in crypto from some of the worlds biggest technology companies, including social media giant Facebook, iPhone-maker Apple, and micro-blogging platform Twitter...Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been rallying hard so far this year, largely due to interest ...

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03.08.2019
21:05 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance: Trump Triggered the Latest Bitcoin Price Spike

Binance Research, the research arm of the world's largest crypto exchange, claims that President Donald Trump caused the latest bitcoin price spike. Binance Research made the specious claim on Twitter, where it noted: "BTC has rallied, together with multiple safe-haven assets, after Trump's latest tariff storm. Will the trade war continue to be a catalyst […]
The post Binance: Trump Triggered the Latest Bitcoin Price Spike appeared first on CCN Markets

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16:13 Yahoo.com BusinessMoneyGram talks up Ripple partnership, goes live with XRP and xRapid, in Q2 earnings

MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes touted the benefits of the company's commercial agreement with Ripple in the company's Q2 2019 earnings call, the first since the strategic partnership was announced.The post MoneyGram talks up Ripple partnership, goes live with XRP and xRapid, in Q2 earnings appeared first on The Block.

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13:23 BitcoinMagazine.comMojave, California Could Be the Home of Sustainable Bitcoin Mining

Plouton Mining has raised $1 million for a proposed sustainable, solar-powered bitcoin mining complex in California.
The post Mojave, California Could Be the Home of Sustainable Bitcoin Mining appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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13:23 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

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 appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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12:51 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Won’t Be a Global Reserve Currency. But It’s Opening the Box

Bitcoin will not become a global reserve currency, argues Noelle Acheson. But it is adding a powerful tool to the box of potential solutions.

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12:16 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Won’t Be a Global Reserve Currency. But It’s Opening the Box

Bitcoin will not become a global reserve currency, argues Noelle Acheson. But it is adding a powerful tool to the box of potential solutions.

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06:34 FinancialExpress.comWalmart seeks to patent a way for using digital cryptocurrency

In the application, filed on Jan. 29 by Walmart Apollo LLC, the company said it wants to patent a method for creating a coin that runs and records transactions on a blockchain, a digital ledger akin to the one powering Bitcoin.

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03:37 TechInvestorNews.comUPDATE 1-Apple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies (Reuters: Company News)

Reuters: Company NewsUPDATE 1-Apple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies - The Apple Inc credit card being launched with Goldman Sachs Group Inc will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card, according to a customer agreement posted to Goldmans website on Friday. ...

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03:06 Yahoo.com BusinessThe Apple Card, issued by Goldman Sachs, will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies

The Apple Card is the most highly anticipated credit card in recent memory, an exclusive collaboration between the tech giant Apple and the financial services company Goldman Sachs.The post The Apple Card, issued by Goldman Sachs, will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies appeared first on The Block.

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03:03 WhatReallyHappened.comWhat would Milton Friedman say about Bitcoin? - Naomi Brockwell

Milton Friedman was one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring champions of individual liberty. He was the 1976 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and in this 1999 interview he spoke about the need for an internet currency that couldn't be tracked.

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02:33 TheVerge.comApple Card restrictions include no jailbreaking or cryptocurrency purchases

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Apple has revealed more details about its upcoming credit card, and the Apple Card will come with one unique restriction and one not-so-unique restriction.

Thanks to the card’s customer agreement, which was posted publicly on creditor Goldman Sachs’ website this afternoon, we know now the Apple Card won’t play nice with a jailbroken iPhone, via 9to5Mac. And according to Reuters, it will also come with a ban on purchasing cash advances and cash equivalents, with the latter including cryptocurrencies, casino chips, and lottery tickets.

The crypto ban is not so unusual. It’s rare to have a line of credit that can be used for cash equivalents. A number of states also have laws on the books that prohibits the use of credit for items like...
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02:31 TechInvestorNews.comApple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies (Reuters: Company News)

Reuters: Company NewsApple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies - The Apple Inc credit card being launched with Goldman Sachs Group Inc will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card, according to a customer agreement posted to Goldmans website on Friday. ...

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01:38 Yahoo.com BusinessApple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies

The Apple Card customer agreement said the card cannot be used to purchase cash advances or cash equivalents that include cryptocurrencies, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or lottery tickets. Goldman declined to comment and Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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