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27.03.2019
18:43 TheNextWeb.comSwiss watchdog says cryptocurrency mining firm’s $90M ICO was illegal

Financial regulators in Switzerland have disclosed the full extent of the fraud committed by Envion AG, a cryptocurrency “mining operation” that illegitimately collected over $90 million with an initial coin offering (ICO) last year. With this investigation, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) seeks to make it clear that ICOs can indeed fall within the scope of Switzerland‘s banking laws, reports Swissinfo. Regulators found Envion AG had unlawfully received deposits from at least 37,000 investors that took part in its ICO, which concluded in January 2018. Envion AG, ordered into liquidation in late 2018 and now entirely defunct, was a (supposed) German-Swiss… This story continues at The Next Web

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17:43 Yahoo.com Business$2.46 Trillion Asset Manager Fidelity Packed with ‘Hundreds’ of Rabid Bitcoin Fans

According to Ari Paul, a prominent investor in the cryptocurrency industry and the co-founder of BlockTower Capital, Fidelity has hundreds of passionate bitcoin advocates at the executive level. Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the world with over $2.46 trillion in assets under management, has made a targeted entry into the cryptocurrency sector and is set to launch a crypto custodian service in the near-term.

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17:43 Yahoo.com BusinessBitMEX claims you can earn 1% a year for Bitcoin staked in the Lightning Network

Based on the latest research into “fee routing economics” on the Lightning Network from BitMEX, the exchange has claimed that network participants could earn a 1% yearly investment yield based on BTC staked in the “outbound channel balance” of a Lightning Network node. The team states that “fee income is maximised with a routing fee of around 0.1 basis points” that is situated in the “0.005% to 0.0015% fee rate bucket” for nodes routing payments via its outbound channels. BitMEX Research were able to earn an annualised investment return of almost 1% (on our outbound channel balance), based on the most profitable fee bucket, by running a Lightning node. pic.twitter.com/ph2xzBBP7t — BitMEX Research (@BitMEXResearch) March 27, 2019 The team also said The post BitMEX claims you can earn 1% a year for Bitcoin staked

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17:42 CoinDesk.comAvalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Is Plotting Another IPO Attempt

Canaan Creative, manufacturer of the Avalon bitcoin miner, is considering another attempt to go public, sources say. 

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17:31 CryptoCoinsNews.com$2.46 Trillion Asset Manager Fidelity Packed with ‘Hundreds’ of Rabid Bitcoin Fans

According to Ari Paul, a prominent investor in the cryptocurrency industry and the co-founder of BlockTower Capital, Fidelity has hundreds of passionate bitcoin advocates at the executive level. Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the world with over $2.46 trillion in assets under management, has made a targeted entry into the cryptocurrency sector and is set to launch a crypto custodian service in the near-term. More from an off-stage interview with @Fidelity @DigitalAssets Tom Jessop at #DCblockchain. Company is live, sees institutional interest despite #crypto bear market. “They are as encouraged now as they were when prices were
The post $2.46 Trillion Asset Manager Fidelity Packed with ‘Hundreds’ of Rabid Bitcoin Fans appeared first on CCN

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17:19 Benzinga.comBulls Comeback Revives Investors' Hope As Bitcoin, Ethereum And Ripple Reverse The Trend Upwards

The current bullish outlook has revived investor hope that the market will close March in the positive. In spite of the positive levels, Bitcoin is still stuck below $4,000. Ethereum is aiming for $140 although it is currently exchanging hands at $137. read more

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17:07 Yahoo.com BusinessVietnam to Get Its First Ever Cryptocurrency Exchange – But Is It Legal?

Kronn Ventures AG, a Switzerland-based blockchain firm, is going to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Vietnam. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with Linh Thanh Group, a Vietnam-based distribution company, for the establishment of the country’s first crypto trading platform. The two further agreed to create a cryptocurrency for their exchange, without revealing how it would serve the platform. “Working together with Kronn Ventures would lead to a world-class cryptocurrency exchange. Kronn is known widely as a leader in blockchain technology in Switzerland. It is also collaborating with King’s College in London for the AI research facility collaborations,” an official

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16:55 Yahoo.com BusinessSkeptic’s lens: Bitcoin’s fungibility issue

One of the key attributes of money is fungibility. Money is fungible if individual units are essentially interchangeable, each of its parts indistinguishable from any other.The post Skeptic’s lens: Bitcoin's fungibility issue appeared first on The Block.

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16:55 Yahoo.com BusinessDow Beats Back Boeing Woes While Bitcoin Pounds Past $4,000

By CCN.com: The Dow bounded into the US trading session on Wednesday, shaking off a weak futures performance – and more bearish news for Boeing – to rise nearly 100 points. The bitcoin price also made a strong entry, surging past the $4,000 mark to hit its highest level in nearly a week. Dow Climbs Nearly 100 Points at Open Shortly after Wednesday’s opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 92.83 points or 0.36 percent. Futures trading had pointed to losses, but the Dow made a minor recovery on the back of stronger-than-expected trade data. The S&P 500

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16:43 CryptoCoinsNews.comDow Beats Back Boeing Woes While Bitcoin Pounds Past $4,000

By CCN.com: The Dow bounded into the US trading session on Wednesday, shaking off a weak futures performance – and more bearish news for Boeing – to rise nearly 100 points. The bitcoin price also made a strong entry, surging past the $4,000 mark to hit its highest level in nearly a week. Dow Climbs Nearly 100 Points at Open Shortly after Wednesday’s opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 92.83 points or 0.36 percent. Futures trading had pointed to losses, but the Dow made a minor recovery on the back of stronger-than-expected trade data. The S&P 500
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16:30 CryptoCoinsNews.comVietnam to Get Its First Ever Cryptocurrency Exchange – But Is It Legal?

Kronn Ventures AG, a Switzerland-based blockchain firm, is going to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Vietnam. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with Linh Thanh Group, a Vietnam-based distribution company, for the establishment of the country’s first crypto trading platform. The two further agreed to create a cryptocurrency for their exchange, without revealing how it would serve the platform. “Working together with Kronn Ventures would lead to a world-class cryptocurrency exchange. Kronn is known widely as a leader in blockchain technology in Switzerland. It is also collaborating with King’s College in London for the AI research facility collaborations,” an official
The post Vietnam to Get Its First Ever Cryptocurrency Exchange – But Is It Legal? appeared first on CCN

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15:05 Yahoo.com BusinessCoincheck Owner Monex Group Announces Major Management Changes

The Japanese broker that acquired the hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck in April 2018 has announced major changes in its management structure. The current representative executive officer and president of Monex group, Oki Matsumoto, will now also be the representative director and chairman of Monex, as well as chairman of Coincheck. Per the announcement, within Monex, “diverse employees will be aggressively promoted to managerial positions.” The press release also reveals that three Coincheck executive directors will also serve as executive directors of Monex to enhance cooperation between group companies.

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14:42 TheNextWeb.comNorth Korean dissidents raise $14K with 100th ‘post-liberation visa’ on Ethereum blockchain

North Korean crypto-revolutionary crew Civil Cheollioma Defense (CCD) has issued its 100th “post-liberation blockchain visa” via the Ethereum blockchain. The group has been apparently selling its tokenized visas (G-Visas) since Monday morning, after it claimed it necessary to delay sale for roughly 12 hours due to high demand. CCD states the G-Visas allow holders to enter North Korea “upon liberation,” when it will be transformed into a new nation called “Free Joseon,” an homage to the Joseon kingdom ultimately replaced by the Korean empire in the late 19th century. At pixel time, 106 G-Visas exist on Ethereum‘s blockchain in the form… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:42 TheNextWeb.comCabbageTech owner charged with running $200K cryptocurrency and cash swindle

The operator of New York-based company CabaggeTech has been accused of defrauding investors out of more than $200,000 in cash and cryptocurrency, according to a nine-count indictment unsealed in federal court in New York, on Tuesday. Patrick McDonnell, also known as Jason Flack, is thought to have defrauded at least 10 victims of approximately $194,000, 4.41 Bitcoin ($17,706.11), 206 Litecoin ($12,520), 620 Ethereum Classic ($2,976), and 1,342,634 Verge ($10.079). McDonnell asked for investments on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter but allegedly stole the funds for personal use. “As alleged, the defendant defrauded investors by making false promises and sending them fraudulent… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:17 CoinDesk.comBull Return? Bitcoin Again Rebounds From Strong Price Support

Bitcoin has once more bounced from the 30-day moving average, thwarting a bearish move that saw prices drop below $3,920 on Monday. 

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14:15 Zdnet.comNorth Korean hackers continue attacks on cryptocurrency businesses

Lazarus Group hackers seamlessly integrate Mac malware into their normal attack routine.

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14:05 Yahoo.com BusinessEOS and ADA Surge Bitcoin Recovers to $4,050: Factors Behind the Rally

In the last 24 hours, the bitcoin price recovered beyond the $4,000 mark as alternative cryptocurrencies in the likes of Cardano (ADA) and EOS surged by more than 10 percent on the day. Many tokens and crypto assets including Nuls, Wanchain, Ontology, Crypto.com, OmiseGo, and others have increased by 5 to 15 percent against both bitcoin and the U.S. dollar, demonstrating strong momentum. Strong Movement of Alternative Crypto Assets Was Crucial For Bitcoin On Wednesday, a cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst known to the crypto community as “The Crypto Dog” told CCN that despite the unforeseen drop of bitcoin to

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13:53 CryptoCoinsNews.comEOS and ADA Surge Bitcoin Recovers to $4,050: Factors Behind the Rally

In the last 24 hours, the bitcoin price recovered beyond the $4,000 mark as alternative cryptocurrencies in the likes of Cardano (ADA) and EOS surged by more than 10 percent on the day. Many tokens and crypto assets including Nuls, Wanchain, Ontology, Crypto.com, OmiseGo, and others have increased by 5 to 15 percent against both bitcoin and the U.S. dollar, demonstrating strong momentum. Strong Movement of Alternative Crypto Assets Was Crucial For Bitcoin On Wednesday, a cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst known to the crypto community as “The Crypto Dog” told CCN that despite the unforeseen drop of bitcoin to
The post EOS and ADA Surge Bitcoin Recovers to $4,050: Factors Behind the Rally appeared first on CCN

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13:14 Phys.orgPlans for blockbuster cryptocurrency IPO shelved amid bitcoin slump

The world's largest maker of cryptocurrency mining chips has shelved plans for an ambitious initial public offering in Hong Kong, becoming the latest victim of bitcoin's price plunge.

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13:06 TheNextWeb.comFBI seizes $4.5M in cryptocurrency in dark web drug bust

Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the results of its latest dark web investigation which saw over $4 million worth of cryptocurrency seized from criminals. Led by members of the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, Operation SaboTor resulted in 61 arrests and the shutdown of 50 dark web accounts associated with online criminal activity. The operation also confiscated nearly 300 kilos of drugs, 51 firearms, and more than $4.5 million worth of cryptocurrency, $2.48 million in cash, and $40,000 worth of gold. What cryptocurrencies were seized has not been disclosed. Operation SaboTor ran from January… This story continues at The Next Web

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12:52 CryptoCoinsNews.comTRON Founder Justin Sun Mocks Vitalik Buterin in Ethereum Death Jab

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is once again on the receiving end of Ton co-founder Justin Sun’s jibes. Early Sunday, Sun took to Twitter promising to build a monument in honor of Ethereum when TRON cryptocurrency vanquishes the second-largest coin by market cap. TRON is currently in the 11th position. In the same tweet Sun also ‘praised’ Buterin’s contribution to the blockchain sector. However, this sincerity is not the first word that comes to mind given the two men’s history of the rivalry. When #TRON succeed, we will build a monument in memory of #ethereum! @VitalikButerin will be remembered for his
The post TRON Founder Justin Sun Mocks Vitalik Buterin in Ethereum Death Jab appeared first on CCN

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12:18 Yahoo.com BusinessWhy Global Digital Finance could be pivotal for cryptocurrency best practices

Global Digital Finance (GDF) is a non-profit initiative launched at the beginning of 2018. Formed to promote the global adoption of best practices for crypto-assets and digital finance technologies, GDF could be pivotal for solving many of the industry’s problems. According to the organisation, the cryptocurrency ecosystem lacks the regulation and codes of conduct necessary to protect investors and their money. Could Global Digital Finance fill this gap and increase the credibility of digital assets across all markets? Let’s take a closer look. A global code of conduct by Global Digital Finance We know by now that blockchain and cryptocurrencies will change the way we use the internet for conducting business and personal transactions. These technologies even have the ability The post Why Global Digital Finance could

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11:31 CryptoCoinsNews.comPakistan Police Schemed with Criminal Gang in Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping

A Pakistani crime ring that extorted a partial Bitcoin ransom has been busted. All the news of a stand-off between Pakistan and India has shrouded earlier reports of an IT professor who was kidnapped and held for 20 million rupees. Shahid Naseer was kidnapped March 19th, according to a local media outlet. Faisal Yousuf, a student of Naseer’s, is named as the primary suspect. Police Involved in Plot to Extort Over 60 BTC Three police officials were involved with the ransom. One of them worked in a higher office, managing telephones for the city’s Deputy Commissioner. His name is Mazhar
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10:57 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Unlimited Loses Another Member in Anti-Bitcoin SV Protest

Occasional developer Tomislav Dugandzic has decided to leave Bitcoin Unlimited, following the exit of Bitcoin ABC lead developer Amaury Sechet and Antony Zegers. Dugandzic does so “in protest” of Bitcoin Unlimited’s friendliness with Bitcoin SV elements within its forces: After careful consideration I too am hereby resigning my BU membership. Antony Zegers and Amaury Sechet have already resigned in protest and so am I. The current BU leadership's collaboration with the BSV community is unacceptable and I want no part in it. — Tomislav Dugandzic (@todu77) March 26, 2019 No Big Deal? To date, Dugandzic is the third member to

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10:35 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Unlimited Loses Another Member in Anti-Bitcoin SV Protest

Occasional developer Tomislav Dugandzic has decided to leave Bitcoin Unlimited, following the exit of Bitcoin ABC lead developer Amaury Sechet and Antony Zegers. Dugandzic does so “in protest” of Bitcoin Unlimited’s friendliness with Bitcoin SV elements within its forces: After careful consideration I too am hereby resigning my BU membership. Antony Zegers and Amaury Sechet have already resigned in protest and so am I. The current BU leadership's collaboration with the BSV community is unacceptable and I want no part in it. — Tomislav Dugandzic (@todu77) March 26, 2019 No Big Deal? To date, Dugandzic is the third member to
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02:19 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Futures Kingpin Reveals Why Regulators Hate Crypto

Bitcoin might have taken the financial world by surprise. But regulatory squeamishness ensures that it is still far away from gaining mainstream adoption on Wall Street, according to Terry Duffy. CME’s Terry Duffy: Regulators Detest Bitcoin’s Finite Supply The CME Group chairman and CEO told Business Insider that the biggest thing that is keeping governments away from bitcoin is its finite supply. The cryptocurrency’s supply cap does not fit well with modern economic theories, which allow governments to print money at will. With bitcoin providing no such control, Duffy said governments would be unlikely to ever use it themselves.

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02:07 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Futures Kingpin Reveals Why Regulators Hate Crypto

Bitcoin might have taken the financial world by surprise. But regulatory squeamishness ensures that it is still far away from gaining mainstream adoption on Wall Street, according to Terry Duffy. CME’s Terry Duffy: Regulators Detest Bitcoin’s Finite Supply The CME Group chairman and CEO told Business Insider that the biggest thing that is keeping governments away from bitcoin is its finite supply. The cryptocurrency’s supply cap does not fit well with modern economic theories, which allow governments to print money at will. With bitcoin providing no such control, Duffy said governments would be unlikely to ever use it themselves. “The
The post Bitcoin Futures Kingpin Reveals Why Regulators Hate Crypto appeared first on CCN

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02:07 CoinDesk.comGrin Cryptocurrency to Vote on Change to Hard Fork Roadmap

Grin developers are discussing potential changes to the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency's hard fork roadmap.

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00:17 Yahoo.com Business21-Year-Old Eastern European ICO Founder Asks $60,000 on eBay for Failed Crypto Project

Sponsy is a failed ICO that attempted to launch in the summer of 2018, according to the Financial Times. The proprietor of the crypto project currently has it listed on eBay for a price of $60,000 and says the firm’s biggest mistake was building a product first. Sponsy was intended to be a decentralized sponsorship platform, but the proprietor also openly says that the decentralized aspect isn’t critical. 21-Year-Old Founder Believes They Should Have Funded Before Building A Product The founder’s interview with Financial Times seems so over-the-top it could be trolling. Or, the burned-out Belarusian ICO creator, Ivan Komar,

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00:05 CryptoCoinsNews.com21-Year-Old Eastern European ICO Founder Asks $60,000 on eBay for Failed Crypto Project

Sponsy is a failed ICO that attempted to launch in the summer of 2018, according to the Financial Times. The proprietor of the crypto project currently has it listed on eBay for a price of $60,000 and says the firm’s biggest mistake was building a product first. Sponsy was intended to be a decentralized sponsorship platform, but the proprietor also openly says that the decentralized aspect isn’t critical. 21-Year-Old Founder Believes They Should Have Funded Before Building A Product The founder’s interview with Financial Times seems so over-the-top it could be trolling. Or, the burned-out Belarusian ICO creator, Ivan Komar,
The post 21-Year-Old Eastern European ICO Founder Asks $60,000 on eBay for Failed Crypto Project appeared first on CCN

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26.03.2019
22:45 Yahoo.com BusinessWeiss Crypto Ratings Puts Bitcoin Aside EOS and XRP in Annual Outlook

Weiss Crypto Ratings has put Bitcoin (BTC) aside XRP and EOS in its report on emerging trends in crypto markets published Tuesday, March 26. The report — dubbed “Dark Shadows with a Bright Future” —  is based on the analysis of 120 cryptocurrencies, and assigns letter grades to cryptocurrencies that have the best combination of adoption and technology. XRP, the world's third largest coin by market capitalization according to CoinMarketCap, is ranked “A,” and per the report is the “best positioned” to compete with SWIFT — a global system for interbank transactions.

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21:13 Yahoo.com BusinessWhat are Weiss cryptocurrency ratings?

In 1971, Weiss Ratings began advising consumers on stocks, insurance companies, and banks. Each were given a rating to guide customers on which ones were the best and which ones needed improvement. This service now extends to cryptocurrencies, and with the defensive nature of cryptocurrency communities, not all of its ratings have gone down too well. To find out its ratings, you are going to have to pay – $936 to be precise. Let’s find out more about Weiss cryptocurrency ratings. Weiss cryptocurrency ratings According to reports, there are only four cryptocurrencies that Weiss recommends you buy. These are XRP, Stellar, EOS, and Cardano. From this, you can see why Weiss is not the most popular with many in the The post What are Weiss cryptocurrency ratings? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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20:50 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Falls Under $4,000 as United States Oil Rises

Tuesday, March 26 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen under $4,000 again. Bitcoin is down over a percent on the day, trading at around $3,967, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is over two percent lower than $4,060, the price at which Bitcoin started the week.

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20:16 TheNextWeb.comThis app exposes which cryptocurrency a user is most likely to shill on Twitter

It’s a challenge to navigate the cryptocurrency space. The entire community pretty much resides within the confines of the Twitter hellscape, where differences in investment portfolios often lead to in-fighting and disinformation. This is why one ingenious software developer created a new browser extension to help the general public figure out exactly what’s going on. It’s called ‘Conflict of Interest.’ It’s a simple add-on that presents estimates of an author’s bias towards one of four cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash. The idea is that the composition of someone’s Twitter following could be an indicator of their digital currency preference.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter

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20:15 Yahoo.com BusinessA failed ICO on eBay and a blockchain ex-con show just how far we still have to go

Two sad pieces of news have caught my attention recently, both regarding the shady world of ICOs. The first story was of an ICO failing to sell any tokens at all and resorting to selling the project on eBay. It claims that the project’s social media channels and thousands of lines of code are its selling point. The second story was that the former CEO of Enron is investigating a blockchain project one month after being released from prison. This is the same CEO who presided over one of the biggest fraud scandals in recent memory. Whilst it is easy to get excited about the progress cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are making and the vibrant industry we have now, there is still The post A failed ICO on eBay and a blockchain ex-con show just how far we still have to go appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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19:51 BitcoinMagazine.comVeriBlock’s Bitcoin-Backed Security Protocol Goes Live

After a year on its testnet, the VeriBlock blockchain went live yesterday on the Bitcoin mainnet, allowing exchanges, wallet providers, merchants and other crypto businesses to leverage Bitcoin’s robust blockchain security.
Now that it’s live on the mainnet, VeriBlock’s model extends the Bitcoin blockchain’s security protection from 51-percent attacks to non-Bitcoin blockchains by linking them to the Bitcoin blockchain, offering it as a security backstop.
How Does VeriBlock Work? VeriBlock allows any blockchain to inherit the full proof-of-work security of Bitcoin using a novel consensus protocol — proof of proof — which records snapshots of any given blockchain and embeds them (in an aggregated form) in Bitcoin transactions, allowing the former to inherit the latter’s security characteristics.
These snapshots can be

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19:49 TechnologyReview.comNearly all Bitcoin trades are fake, apparently

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19:05 TheNextWeb.comGoogle accidentally promoted a malicious Bitcoin wallet on YouTube

Google-owned YouTube inadvertently advertized an illegitimate version of the Bitcoin wallet Electrum. A Redditor unearthed the issue, noting how the malicious advert was disguised to resemble a real Electrum advertisement. “It even tells you to go the correct link (electrum.org) in the video but when you click on the advertisement it immediately starts downloading the malicious exe file,” the Redditor said. The malicious advert would redirect unsuspecting users to elecktrum.org. The real address it should have directed users to is electrum.org. The scam uses a popular scamming method known as typosquatting, whereby a company’s or product’s original domain name is slightly altered to take… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,YouTube,Google

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17:53 Yahoo.com BusinessJapan Yahoo backs new cryptocurrency exchange

A subsidiary of Japan Yahoo will allow the trade of cryptocurrencies after a reported $19 million deal. Taotao, formerly known as BitARG, will launch in May and is a 40% subsidiary of the internet giant. It will trade in cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) and will offer margin trading for Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ripple (XRP). Taotao has regulatory approval from the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA). Local media reported Japan Yahoo paid about 2 billion yen for the stake. Pioneering Japan Japan Yahoo is not the first mainstream Japanese company to invest in blockchain. Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is fusing the technology and its Super Points loyalty programme to create its own cryptocurrency, Rakuten Coin. The post Japan Yahoo backs new cryptocurrency exchange

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17:17 TheNextWeb.com‘First cryptocurrency football club’ is still paying players’ salaries in fiat

Contrary to what was promised last year, semi-professional football team Gibraltar United is still not paying its players in cryptocurrency. In July 2018, The Guardian reported the Gibraltar Premier division team will be the first one to “pay players in cryptocurrency.” Club founder and majority owner, Pablo Dana, said all player contracts will include payment agreements in cryptocurrency by next season. “All players and staff will be requested to open a digital wallet and they will be able to choose to receive their salaries in fiat or QTC [Quantocoin],” a Gibraltar United spokesperson told Hard Fork in an email last… This story continues at The Next Web

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17:16 Yahoo.com BusinessFailed ICO project Sponsy listed for sale on eBay for $60,000

Failed ICO (initial coin offering) project Sponsy – which was originally pitched as a decentralised sponsorship platform – has now found itself listed for sale on eBay. Sponsy is currently listed for sale at a price of $60,000. According to the advertisement, the project’s mobile app, web app, and its minimum viable product (MVP) are all developed. It also claims to have been audited by an investment firm, with “thousands of lines of code included”. The sale will include the project’s opportunity assessment, business valuation, traction of the project, pitch deck, financial model, white paper, and market research. The advertisement is also offering all the relevant legal documents which “comply with EU/US regulations”. Sponsy also claims to have an active The post Failed ICO project Sponsy listed for sale on eBay for

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16:28 Yahoo.com BusinessYahoo! Japan Enters Crypto Despite Bear Market, Plans May 2019 Launch of Bitcoin Exchange

Taotao, a crypto exchange based in Japan, is planning to launch in May with the approval of Japanese authorities. According to a CNBC report in April 2018, Yahoo! Japan said that it will acquire a 40 percent stake in BitARG Exchange Tokyo, which has since reportedly been rebranded to Taotao. “Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, becoming the latest major Japanese financial services provider to shrug off security concerns and join the digital money industry,” the report read. Prior to that, in March 2018, CCN reported that Yahoo! Japan

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16:28 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrency miner Bitmain lets Hong Kong IPO application lapse

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16:26 Reuters.com TechnologyCryptocurrency miner Bitmain lets Hong Kong IPO application lapse

Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest designer of products for mining cryptocurrencies, on Tuesday let its application for a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) lapse, becoming the latest cryptocurrency company to shelve plans to go public.

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16:18 TheNextWeb.comWeiss Ratings: EOS is the best cryptocurrency, then Ripple, and THEN Bitcoin

A division of finance mainstay Weiss Ratings has today put prominent altcoins EOS and Ripple (XRP) alongside Bitcoin as the top three “cryptocurrencies” on the market — and it’s sure to rustle some feathers. Digital asset ratings unit Weiss Crypto Ratings studied 122 cryptocurrencies across the market using a variety of metrics. The report seeks to dispel what it describes as a misunderstanding amongst observers who “seem to assume there’s been an industry-wide decline in usage and practical applications.” “Nothing could be further from the truth,” declared Weiss. “Leading cryptocurrencies now enjoy three times more volume in user (on-chain) transactions than they did in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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16:16 CryptoCoinsNews.comYahoo! Japan Enters Crypto Despite Bear Market, Plans May 2019 Launch of Bitcoin Exchange

Taotao, a crypto exchange based in Japan, is planning to launch in May with the approval of Japanese authorities. According to a CNBC report in April 2018, Yahoo! Japan said that it will acquire a 40 percent stake in BitARG Exchange Tokyo, which has since reportedly been rebranded to Taotao. “Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, becoming the latest major Japanese financial services provider to shrug off security concerns and join the digital money industry,” the report read. Prior to that, in March 2018, CCN reported that Yahoo! Japan
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15:18 Yahoo.com BusinessTwitch quietly removes Bitcoin as subscription payment method

Live-streaming powerhouse Twitch has removed Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash payment methods for its subscription service. The Amazon-owned company’s decision came to light on Saturday when a Reddit user noticed that BitPay, a blockchain payment processor, had been removed as a payment option for all countries. Twitch did not update customers on the removal, but its terms and conditions state that it will make “other” payment methods available “from time-to-time”, suggesting that crypto payments were only a temporary measure. The removal highlights an ongoing issue between merchants and cryptocurrency, with heightened volatility often seen as a risk to retailers receiving payments in the form of digital assets. In late 2017, gaming platform Steam also removed Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment methods, once The post Twitch

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14:55 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Probes Key Price Support Below $3.9K After Range Breakdown

Bitcoin is on the defensive after a drop out of the recent trading range – now crucial support could turn into resistance.

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14:43 Yahoo.com BusinessCommunity-Led Pan-African Blockchain Standards Org Publishes Draft ICO Guidelines

The African Digital Asset Framework (ADAF) — a project that aims to establish compliance-focused, cross-border blockchain standards for the African continent — published the first version of its guidance for initial coin offerings (ICO) on March 25. ADAF is supported by the African Digital Asset Foundation (which shares the same acronym) — a non-profit organization and open-source project founded in November 2018, which aims to encourage self-regulation and foster the establishment of legal and technical standards that would support digital trade between the African continent and the diaspora. According to an official blog post accompanying the new standard, entitled “Consumer Protection Guidelines on Token Generation Events, version 0.1,” the document was prepared by an open source community of 17 companies, which

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14:33 TheNextWeb.comBitcoin exchange DragonEx ‘hacked for undisclosed amount’

Cryptocurrency exchange DragonEx says it has been hacked, although it is not yet known how much has been lost in the alleged attack. The Singapore-based company announced the news on its official Telegram channel on Monday. In its announcement, the company explained: “On March 24th, DragonEx has [sic] encountered attacks from hackers, our users’ crypto assets and Platform crypto assets were transferred and stolen.” Part of the assets, the statement continues, have already been retrieved. “We will do our best to retrieve back [sic] the rest of the stolen assets,” the company said. The exchange said that several judicial administrations including… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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14:30 TechInvestorNews.comWhat should you do when your ICO is dead in the water? Flog it on eBay (ZDNet Latest News)

ZDNet Latest NewsWhat should you do when your ICO is dead in the water? Flog it on eBay - A blockchain project could be yours for only $60,000. ...

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14:30 Zdnet.comWhat should you do when your ICO is dead in the water? Flog it on eBay

A blockchain project could be yours for only $60,000.

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14:21 TheNextWeb.comNew EU regulations put an end to buying Bitcoin anonymously

One of the last places you could buy Bitcoin (somewhat) anonymously online has implemented new compliance regulations that make it impossible for users to obscure their identity. LocalBitcoins.com announced yesterday that it implemented new measures to satisfy the European Union’s (EU) 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD). The changes came into force on March 18, and LocalBitcoins is the first exchange in Europe to align its business to 5AMLD guidelines. To comply with the regulations the online Bitcoin marketplace is making new users sign up through a new account registration process. It will require users to verify basic information about themselves,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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14:08 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Probes Key Price Support Below $3.9K After Range Breakdown

Bitcoin is on the defensive after a drop out of the recent trading range – now crucial support could turn into resistance.

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13:09 CryptoCoinsNews.comNewsflash: Bitcoin Price Stumbles Below $4,000; No Fret, A Swift Rebound is Coming

In the past several hours, the bitcoin price slipped below the $4,000 mark from $4,035 to $3,934, recording a 1 percent drop against the U.S. dollar. Given the fact that it took nearly three weeks for bitcoin to break out of the $3,000 region and reach $4,000, the sudden drop in the price of bitcoin below the $4,000 level initially led traders to reconsider the near-term price trend of the dominant cryptocurrency. However, as bitcoin fell, many alternative cryptocurrencies and major crypto assets, which have continuously demonstrated fairly large gains against bitcoin in recent weeks, maintained their value fairly well,
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12:21 Reuters.com TechnologyCryptocurrency miner Bitmain lets its Hong Kong IPO application lapse

Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest designer of products used for mining cryptocurrencies, on Tuesday let its application for a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) lapse as hopes for cryptocurrency companies to go public fade.

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12:00 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple, Not XRP: Spanish Banking Giant Santander Clarifies Crypto ‘Confusion’

Santander Bank wrongly gave Ripple fans hope when a member of its support team tweeted the following on Friday: Hey Wes, we're doing great. We're using XRP for international payments to 18 EU countries and the USA. This is on our iPhone app called One Pay FX. ^TC — Santander UK Help (@santanderukhelp) March 23, 2019 xCurrent 4.0 to Provide “Seamless” Access to xRapid Santander announced last year they were using xCurrent, Ripple’s answer to SWIFT. The bank messaging protocol provides real-time tracking and quick settlement for banks. xRapid, on the other hand, is Ripple’s XRP settlement protocol. It uses

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11:48 CryptoCoinsNews.comRipple, Not XRP: Spanish Banking Giant Santander Clarifies Crypto ‘Confusion’

Santander Bank wrongly gave Ripple fans hope when a member of its support team tweeted the following on Friday: Hey Wes, we're doing great. We're using XRP for international payments to 18 EU countries and the USA. This is on our iPhone app called One Pay FX. ^TC — Santander UK Help (@santanderukhelp) March 23, 2019 xCurrent 4.0 to Provide “Seamless” Access to xRapid Santander announced last year they were using xCurrent, Ripple’s answer to SWIFT. The bank messaging protocol provides real-time tracking and quick settlement for banks. xRapid, on the other hand, is Ripple’s XRP settlement protocol. It uses
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08:56 Yahoo.com BusinessWhy India’s Bitcoin ‘Ban’ Could Disappear after March 29 Hearing

Since July 2018, due to a circular released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April, local banks were prohibited from dealing with bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges by the central bank. Last month, the Supreme Court of India provided the government four weeks to draft a cryptocurrency regulatory framework, which would decide the legal landscape of the cryptocurrency market in India for the foreseeable future. Depending on the outcome of the March 29 hearing set to occur four days from now, the future of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange market of India will be decided. Unpacking India’s Backdoor Bitcoin

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08:43 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance CEO Zhao Morphs Into Bitcoin Grouch in Crypto Twitter Brawl

Bitcoin bull Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, has earned a reputation as an affable, laid-back guy enjoying the meteoric success of his popular cryptocurrency exchange. But is Zhao’s nice-guy persona merely an act? It seems that way, based on a testy Twitter exchange Zhao (who goes by “CZ”) had with several cryptocurrency reporters this weekend. Fake Bitcoin-Trading Volume Scandal Erupts The brouhaha erupted after Zhao reacted to a bombshell Bitwise report indicating that 95% of spot bitcoin trading volume is fake. “Sadly, most investors who can’t tell real versus fake volume also won’t read such a detailed report,” he
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08:31 CryptoCoinsNews.comWhy India’s Bitcoin ‘Ban’ Could Disappear after March 29 Hearing

Since July 2018, due to a circular released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April, local banks were prohibited from dealing with bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges by the central bank. Last month, the Supreme Court of India provided the government four weeks to draft a cryptocurrency regulatory framework, which would decide the legal landscape of the cryptocurrency market in India for the foreseeable future. Depending on the outcome of the March 29 hearing set to occur four days from now, the future of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange market of India will be decided. Unpacking India’s Backdoor Bitcoin
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02:06 Yahoo.com BusinessToronto Bitcoin Trader Tempts Fate, Loses $75,000 as QuadrigaCX Collapses

The QuadrigaCX failure has claimed another victim. More than 100,000 investors lost a combined $190 million in crypto as a result of the exchange’s comedy of errors that were exposed by the death of CEO Gerald Cotten. Investors were left grasping at straws for any hope of recovering the lost crypto funds, which were stored offline in cold wallets. One bitcoin trader, however, might just be kicking himself harder than anyone else. Greed Drove Trader to Gamble on QuadrigaCX On Jan. 28, Toronto-based cryptocurrency trader Bill Tsao moved $75,000 worth of BTC to QuadrigaCX, and his timing couldn’t have been

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01:31 CryptoCoinsNews.comToronto Bitcoin Trader Tempts Fate, Loses $75,000 as QuadrigaCX Collapses

The QuadrigaCX failure has claimed another victim. More than 100,000 investors lost a combined $190 million in crypto as a result of the exchange’s comedy of errors that were exposed by the death of CEO Gerald Cotten. Investors were left grasping at straws for any hope of recovering the lost crypto funds, which were stored offline in cold wallets. One bitcoin trader, however, might just be kicking himself harder than anyone else. Greed Drove Trader to Gamble on QuadrigaCX On Jan. 28, Toronto-based cryptocurrency trader Bill Tsao moved $75,000 worth of BTC to QuadrigaCX, and his timing couldn’t have been
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01:19 CoinDesk.comA Bitcoin Lightning Web Standard, Inspired By Ethereum, Is Gaining Steam

Sending bitcoin lightning payments over the web might soon get easier. That’s because a new bitcoin standard for simplifying lightning payments, the open-source WebLN standard, is gaining traction, now being used by Lightning Joule and Bluewallet, two of the more popular lightning wallets, as well as apps like Lightning Spin, to slim down the number […]

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00:34 Yahoo.com BusinessAmaury Sechet Makes His Exit from Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet has left the Bitcoin Unlimited organization. He joined the company during the contentious days of 2017 because the Bitcoin Core fork was entertaining alternative implementations of Bitcoin, such as those with blocks larger than one megabyte. Bitcoin Unlimited was founded initially along the same lines as Gavin Andresen’s failed Bitcoin Classic project, which sought to increase the block size through a standard hard fork. Development Process Has “Serious Problems” Bitcoin Unlimited maintains versions of both Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash. However, its Bitcoin Core implementation has not been updated since 2017, indicating they’re never going to

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00:10 CryptoCoinsNews.comAmaury Sechet Makes His Exit from Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet has left the Bitcoin Unlimited organization. He joined the company during the contentious days of 2017 because the Bitcoin Core fork was entertaining alternative implementations of Bitcoin, such as those with blocks larger than one megabyte. Bitcoin Unlimited was founded initially along the same lines as Gavin Andresen’s failed Bitcoin Classic project, which sought to increase the block size through a standard hard fork. Development Process Has “Serious Problems” Bitcoin Unlimited maintains versions of both Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash. However, its Bitcoin Core implementation has not been updated since 2017, indicating they’re never going to
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25.03.2019
23:37 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Trading Range Narrows In March to Hit Two-Year Low

Bitcoin's daily volatility in March, measured as the difference between 24-hour highs and lows, is its lowest since April of 2017.

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23:37 Yahoo.com BusinessWhy Fake Crypto Volume Plague Could Actually Raise Odds of Bitcoin ETF Approval

In March 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the first ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. Since then, many bitcoin ETF applications have been filed by nearly ten companies, and many of them have been rejected by the SEC for similar reasons. This week, in a presentation to the SEC, Bitwise revealed that the overwhelming majority of the trading volume in the bitcoin exchange market is fake and that a substantially large portion of the global bitcoin volume comes from the United States. Ironically, the fake volume plague in the cryptocurrency exchange market may increase the probability

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23:24 CryptoCoinsNews.comWhy Fake Crypto Volume Plague Could Actually Raise Odds of Bitcoin ETF Approval

In March 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the first ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. Since then, many bitcoin ETF applications have been filed by nearly ten companies, and many of them have been rejected by the SEC for similar reasons. This week, in a presentation to the SEC, Bitwise revealed that the overwhelming majority of the trading volume in the bitcoin exchange market is fake and that a substantially large portion of the global bitcoin volume comes from the United States. Ironically, the fake volume plague in the cryptocurrency exchange market may increase the probability
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23:02 CoinDesk.comBitcoin’s Trading Range Narrows In March to Hit Two-Year Low

Bitcoin's daily volatility in March, measured as the difference between 24-hour highs and lows, is its lowest since April of 2017.

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23:00 WhatReallyHappened.com95% of Bitcoin Trading is Fake, Study Finds

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22:28 Yahoo.com BusinessMicrosoft’s Bing Blocked Over Five Million Cryptocurrency-Related Ads in 2018

Microsoft-owned search engine and advertisement platform Bing noted that it blocked over five million cryptocurrency-related ads last year in its “Ad quality year in review 2018” report published on March 25. Bing notes that the pseudo-anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) “made cryptocurrency a prime target for fraudsters and scam artists to defraud end-users.” Bing claims that this is the reason for the ban of cryptocurrency-related content from its advertising platform that resulted in over five million ads being blocked. Bing also notes that its ban against weapon advertisement resulted in over 18 million ads being blocked alongside over 5,000 websites.

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22:28 Yahoo.com BusinessLeading Bitcoin Cash Developer Amaury Séchet Leaves Bitcoin Unlimited

Leading Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Amaury Séchet announced his departure from the development team of BCH node software Bitcoin Unlimited in a Medium post published on March 25. In his post, Séchet criticizes Bitcoin Unlimited project management and saying that it led to inefficient development and avoidable vulnerabilities in the code. Séchet cites one instance where he claims that feedback he provided on some code was ignored.

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21:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Backers Should Be Ticked if SEC Approves Negative-Fee ETF

U.S. crypto investors have been waiting for what seems like forever for a Bitcoin ETF, but the Securities and Exchange Commission keeps scowling at their proposals. However, there’s another innovative exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal sitting on the SEC’s desk, and while it engages solely with traditional markets, it’s nevertheless based on a scheme that observers must admit is a naked marketing ploy. In the works is what’s supposed to be a low-cost ETF that not only slashes fees to the bone but actually pays investors to purchase shares. If the SEC green lights this fund, Bitcoin proponents would rightfully be

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21:40 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, Tron: Price Analysis, March 25

If crypto becomes easy to use, he expects people to ditch fiat and opt for Bitcoin. Popular stablecoin Tether recently changed its previous claim that every token in circulation is “100 percent Backed” with fiat currency. Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading close to $4,000 for the past few days.

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21:28 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Backers Should Be Ticked if SEC Approves Negative-Fee ETF

U.S. crypto investors have been waiting for what seems like forever for a Bitcoin ETF, but the Securities and Exchange Commission keeps scowling at their proposals. However, there’s another innovative exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal sitting on the SEC’s desk, and while it engages solely with traditional markets, it’s nevertheless based on a scheme that observers must admit is a naked marketing ploy. In the works is what’s supposed to be a low-cost ETF that not only slashes fees to the bone but actually pays investors to purchase shares. If the SEC green lights this fund, Bitcoin proponents would rightfully be
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21:17 Yahoo.com BusinessFriend or foe: Could cryptocurrency transform banks or destroy them?

“Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.” This was the quote included by Satoshi Nakamoto when he/she/they released Bitcoin to the world. The 2008 Financial Crisis was taking place and there was fear and panic in the mainstream about whether the nations affected would be able to recover. Since then, in the UK, we have had years of austerity as the government attempts to cut back its budget, whilst at the same time central banks print more and more money. With banks seemingly changing their tune about cryptocurrencies and the vast array of different aims within the cryptocurrency industry, is cryptocurrency in banks friend or foe? Bitcoin – the foe For many Bitcoiners, they have one aim: to replace The post Friend or foe: Could cryptocurrency transform banks or destroy them? appeared first on Coin

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20:19 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrency in Canada: What new regulatory frameworks could mean

Cryptocurrency regulation is a topic that will always be widely discussed and debated. But with Canadian regulators publishing a proposal for cryptocurrency industry regulation, the future of cryptocurrency in Canada is the hot topic lately. Current regulation Cryptocurrencies in Canada are currently not legal tender, but they still have to be taxed. In 2014, the country brought entities dealing in virtual currencies under the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. Then, in 2017, the British Columbia Securities Commission registered the first crypto-only investment fund. Exchange regulations in Canada are currently inconsistent at the provincial level, but they are classed as securities at the federal level. As of January 2018, cryptocurrencies in Canada were characterised as securities by the head The post

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19:34 TheNextWeb.comMicrosoft’s Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018

Microsoft’s Bing has boasted it successfully blocked more than 5 million cryptocurrency-related ads, after it imposed a strict marketing ban last year. In a blog, Bing detailed its problem with spam from sketchy advertisers. It describes how they inundate the service with “harmful and misleading ads, persuasive content, and innocent looking URLs that lead to phishing, malware attacks, and other types of fraud.” “We suspended nearly 200,000 accounts from the Bing Ads platform, twice the number in 2017. 900 million bad ads and 300,000 bad sites were also removed from our system,” wrote Bing. “To put it in perspective, if one person took a single second to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bing,Microsoft

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19:33 Yahoo.com BusinessMoney message: Cryptocurrency payments go mainstream with WhatsApp wallet

Cryptocurrency is set to go mainstream with the release of a wallet tied to WhatsApp – the most popular messaging app in the world. Wuabit is a cryptocurrency wallet accessible via a chat interface in WhatsApp. The developers describe it as a ‘software agent’ powered by specialised AI. Users simply type in commands like ‘send 0.05BTC to Vera’ and Wuabit will send the cash. By using a service as popular as WhatsApp, Wuabit hopes to propel crypto payments further into the mainstream. A spokesman told the Express: “We have nearly completed the wallet core service starting with BTC. “By using WhatsApp/SMS/Telegram you can access that wallet easily. “Crypto payments via WhatsApp can introduce greater numbers of new users who only The post Money message: Cryptocurrency payments go mainstream with WhatsApp wallet appeared

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19:10 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrency market update: The quiet before the storm?

At the time of writing, most major cryptocurrencies are trading sideways and nothing has really changed – rather than volumes decreasing in general, which is rarely a good sign for the days ahead. From the current top 10, only Litecoin and Binance Coin seem to be maintaining consistent gains. I’m pretty sure Binance Coin’s price gauge is linked to the current strategy of Binance surrounding adding new tokens to its Launchpad, creating hype around the project, then running ICOs where investors get priority/discounts using the BNB token. Will BNB continue to grow indefinitely? Will investors soon switch back to Bitcoin after cashing out some profits, or will they continue to hold tokens bought during ICOs? What about the rest of The post Cryptocurrency market update: The quiet before the storm? appeared first on Coin

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18:59 TheNextWeb.comUS regulator blacklists Colorado trader for orchestrating $1.5M Bitcoin scam

A man in the US has been barred from trading following his alleged involvement in a Bitcoin scam that resulted in losses of approximately $1.5 million in investors’ funds. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FIRA) – a non-governmental organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets – looked into claims that Daniel Todd Levine, of Englewood (Colorado), offered investors a chance to buy discounted Bitcoin in return for significant returns on their investment. According to CNBC, the plan was that Levine’s brother would buy Bitcoin from an overseas private seller at a discounted rate of 60 percent to 90 percent. Levine was expecting to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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18:58 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin is Nothing More Than ‘Bovine Excrement’: Berkeley Researcher

Move over, Jamie Dimon, because there’s a new contender for the coveted title of “king bear of the bitcoin-bashing brigade”: technologist Nicholas Weaver. Technologist Nicholas Weaver Rants Against Bitcoin While he might not have the mainstream name recognition of Jamie Dimon, or Warren Buffett, or even Nouriel Roubini, Weaver – a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley – has proven that he can sling bitcoin barbs like the best of them.

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18:46 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin is Nothing More Than ‘Bovine Excrement’: Berkeley Researcher

Move over, Jamie Dimon, because there’s a new contender for the coveted title of “king bear of the bitcoin-bashing brigade”: technologist Nicholas Weaver. Technologist Nicholas Weaver Rants Against Bitcoin While he might not have the mainstream name recognition of Jamie Dimon, or Warren Buffett, or even Nouriel Roubini, Weaver – a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley – has proven that he can sling bitcoin barbs like the best of them. Speaking during the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast, Weaver, who previously said that blockchain and cryptocurrency should both be “burned with fire,” wasted
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18:35 Yahoo.com BusinessMoral relativism and the power of unstoppable code on the Ethereum network

Speaking at the recent ETHDenver conference, Andreas Antonopoulos gave a charismatic keynote speech on the importance of “unstoppable code” for the future of smart contracts on the Ethereum platform. The Mastering Ethereum author started out his talk by saying that he brings a certain perspective to the topic of unstoppable code from his fascination with the cypherpunk ethos that began in the early 1990s. Antonopoulos said that the initial conversation was around “using cryptography as a defensive mechanism in order to claim, assert, and enforce our human rights”. However, to an individual, “it brings an awesome power that rivals even the state or the most fearsome conglomerates”. He clarified that “it doesn’t matter how annoyed, angry, or violent” someone may The post Moral relativism and the power of unstoppable

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18:23 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Holds $4,000, British Pound Loses to USD as Brexit Anticipation Grows

Monday, March 25 — crypto markets have continued trading sideways, with Bitcoin (BTC) holding the $4,000 threshold at press time, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap are in the red today, with Cardano (ADA) dropping by more than 4 percent to press time, while Tezos (XTZ) is up almost 5.7 percent over the past 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin has been stable over the day, seeing a slight decline of around 0.2 percent at press time.

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17:47 Benzinga.comTRX Goes Live On eToro Plus Justin Sun To Build A Monument In The Memory Of Ethereum

TRX support brings the total number of assets eToro trading platform to 15. TRX will be added to eToro’s CryptoPortfolio. Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum “will be remembered for his tremendous contribution in blockchain industry.” read more

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16:26 Yahoo.com BusinessE-Commerce Firm Rakuten Readies Cryptocurrency Exchange for April Launch After Name Change

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has completed registration of its cryptocurrency exchange Rakuten Wallet, which will go live next month, the company confirmed in a press release on March 25. Rakuten, which follows several major Japanese tech players in entering the crypto exchange market, renamed its product from Everybody’s Bitcoin earlier this month. Following a consolidation period during which Rakuten made changes to its structure, executives have now confirmed that Everybody’s Bitcoin in its current guise will cease operations at the end of March.

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16:14 Yahoo.com BusinessTwitch Ditches Bitcoin; Crypto Remains a Terrible Payment Method

When Satoshi Nakamoto wrote the historic bitcoin whitepaper, the elusive creator called bitcoin a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. But ten years later, bitcoin is still a terrible way to pay for things. Streaming platform Twitch just proved the point by quietly removing its bitcoin and bitcoin cash payment options. The Amazon-owned streaming platform offered no reasons for the move, but we can read between the lines. There’s no demand. Don’t get me wrong. I would love to see bitcoin become the world’s payment system, but it faces some serious issues. And it’s not because of speed or fees or technology.

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16:14 Yahoo.com BusinessFintech Firm trueDigital Expands Over-the-Counter BTC, ETH Reference Rate Distribution

New York-based fintech infrastructure provider trueDigital Holdings (TDH) is partnering with crypto data firm Kaiko and digital assets analytics company Inca Digital Securities to widen the distribution of its over-the-counter (OTC) reference rates for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). As reported last year, TrueEX created TDH as an affiliate in March 2018, immediately announcing a TDH partnership with prominent blockchain tech firm ConsenSys (created by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin) to create a benchmark rate for the price of Ethereum. The newly forged strategic partnership deal will see Kaiko and Inca distribute trueDitigal’s reference rates to their clients, including asset managers and institutions.

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16:13 CoinDesk.com‘A Sad Joke’: Bitcoin Cash’s Lead Coder Quits Bitcoin Unlimited Project

Amaury Séchet, a leading developer of bitcoin cash, is leaving one of the projects that paved the way for the controversial cryptocurrency.

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16:13 CoinDesk.comTrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital has signed two new deals to expand the reach of its OTC reference rates for bitcoin and ether.

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16:03 TheNextWeb.comRussia quietly removes mentions of cryptocurrency from delayed digital asset bill

Bitcoin enthusiasts in Russia will have to endure yet another setback as the government has a postponed bill seeking to recognize and regulate digital financial assets in the country. The delay comes after several terms including “cryptocurrency,” “smart contracts,” and “token” were removed from the bill’s text. According to a report, the terms were removed during the bill’s second reading on March 18. While the delay may prove troublesome for some cryptocurrency holders in the country, it should come as no surprise, given that Russia has been dragging its heels when it comes to cryptocurrency regulation for years. Reports have suggested Russia… This story continues at The Next Web

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16:01 CryptoCoinsNews.comTwitch Ditches Bitcoin; Crypto Remains a Terrible Payment Method

When Satoshi Nakamoto wrote the historic bitcoin whitepaper, the elusive creator called bitcoin a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. But ten years later, bitcoin is still a terrible way to pay for things. Streaming platform Twitch just proved the point by quietly removing its bitcoin and bitcoin cash payment options. The Amazon-owned streaming platform offered no reasons for the move, but we can read between the lines. There’s no demand. Don’t get me wrong. I would love to see bitcoin become the world’s payment system, but it faces some serious issues. And it’s not because of speed or fees or technology.
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15:50 Yahoo.com BusinessTim Draper Urges Argentina’s President to Legalize Bitcoin to Improve Economy

Crypto bull Tim Draper has given advice to the president of Argentina to legalize Bitcoin (BTC) in order to improve the economic situation in the country, Cointelegraph en Español reports March 22. The American venture capital investor reportedly met with Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri on March 20 to discuss the economic prospects of the Latin American country. During the meeting, Draper spoke about the potential of emerging technologies such as blockchain and crypto for improving major problems in Argentina's economy, including the devaluation of the Argentine peso (ARS), as well as the associated brain drain.

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15:40 TheNextWeb.comThere’s now a black market for Ethereum-based visas to North Korea

It appears North Korean revolutionaries Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) are indeed selling their “post-liberation blockchain visas.” More than 60 have been distributed so far – and now, there’s even a black market for the Ethereum-based visas. The CCD (also known as “Free Joseon”) is a crew of dissidents intent on overthrowing their dictator, Kim Jong-un. In order to raise funds for the coup, it’s selling 200,000 tokenized visas (G-VISAs) via the Ethereum blockchain, with each one said to allow holders entry to North Korea once it’s been “liberated.” CCD officially began the sale this morning. It was postponed for 12… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Price Consolidation Continues, Downside Break Looks Likely

Chart signals of bullish exhaustion suggest bitcoin's narrowing trading range could soon be breached to the downside.

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14:41 Yahoo.com Business‘Cashcoin’: This $14.5 Million Cryptocurrency Scam Involves a Bollywood Actor

The Mumbai Crime Branch in India is set to question Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan over his involvement in a cryptocurrency scam. The case hit the roof after the Mumbai police arrested four scammers for running Cashcoin, a high-yield investment program that duped investors of ₹1 billion (~$14.52 million). The accused reportedly ran seminars and marketing events across major Indian cities to sell their cloud mining schemes. They would promise investors double returns while projecting bitcoin’s success as a yardstick for their project’s potential progress. Cashcoin approached Shahbaz Khan, a yesteryear actor with over 200 credits in Hindi television and movie industry, to

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14:16 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘Cashcoin’: This $14.5 Million Cryptocurrency Scam Involves a Bollywood Actor

The Mumbai Crime Branch in India is set to question Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan over his involvement in a cryptocurrency scam. The case hit the roof after the Mumbai police arrested four scammers for running Cashcoin, a high-yield investment program that duped investors of ₹1 billion (~$14.52 million). The accused reportedly ran seminars and marketing events across major Indian cities to sell their cloud mining schemes. They would promise investors double returns while projecting bitcoin’s success as a yardstick for their project’s potential progress. Cashcoin approached Shahbaz Khan, a yesteryear actor with over 200 credits in Hindi television and movie industry, to
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14:04 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Consolidation Continues, Downside Break Looks Likely

Chart signals of bullish exhaustion suggest bitcoin's narrowing trading range could soon be breached to the downside.

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