31 January 2018

Headlines Facebook to Ban Cryptocurrency Related Ads, For NowFacebook is banning all advertisements for cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs), as part of an “intentionally broad” policy against deceptive marketers. Social media giant Facebook has unveiled a new policy that bans advertisements involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a popular […]

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30 January 2018

Headlines Philippines SEC Confirms Upcoming Cryptocurrency, ICO RegulationsThe Philippines’ primary securities regulator has confirmed work toward crafting regulations for cryptocurrency transactions and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in order to reduce fraud risks and protect investors. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Emilio Aquino said the authority will […]

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29 January 2018

Headlines Ethereum Is Quietly Closing In on Record Price HighsEthereum’s ether token could revisit record highs very soon, courtesy of last week’s bullish price action. First Canadian Law Firm Accepting BitcoinIn another breakthrough for Bitcoin, Wildeboer Dellelce is the first corporate finance Canadian law firm to accept cryptocurrencies for legal bills. The precedent will encourage […]

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28 January 2018

Headlines Armed Robbers Enter Home, Force Bitcoin Trader to Transfer FundsMoulesford, Oxfordshire: In what is believed to be the first attack of its kind in the UK, armed robbers broke into the family home of a Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer his cryptocurrency to them. According to local police, four robbers in balaclavas forced entry into the […]

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27 January 2018

Headlines CoinCheck Announces Compensation to 260,000 NEM Holders Following Major HackTokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has today announced a plan to compensate approximately 260,000 NEM holders for $523 million XEM that was illegally removed from Coincheck. The cause of the hack is currently under investigation, according to a notice on the company’s website. Similar events in […]

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26 January 2018

Headlines African Innovators are Proving This Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Hotshot RightThe words of teenage Bitcoin millionaire, Erik Finman is finding expression in parts of the world where the younger generation have been technically sidelined from leadership. A Rare Opportunity for Young People Finman, who is just 19 years of age owns 401 Bitcoins as at […]

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25 January 2018

Headlines Popular App Stores Targeted With Malicious SoftwareValuable items will always attract criminals. Cryptocurrency is no exception. However, with a security model as strong as Bitcoin’s it’s very difficult to compromise individuals’ assets. It’s also likely that if a cyber criminal could indeed appropriate funds from random Bitcoin wallets, the value would drop hugely, rendering […]

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24 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Hit By Armed Robbers in Thwarted TheftCanadian police are looking for two armed robbery suspects, having arrested one after an attempted heist at cryptocurrency exchange Canadian Bitcoins. ‘Not True’: Goldman Denies Bitcoin Trading RumorThe CEO of Goldman Sachs has denied a report from last year which said that the investment bank was moving […]

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23 January 2018

Headlines Nvidia: Gamers First for Graphics CardsThe surge in popularity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in recent month has made mining far more lucrative. The demand for high end hardware and graphics cards has caused manufacturers such as Nvidia to change their stance on who should be buying their products. Gamers, like miners, need decent graphics […]

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22 January 2018

Headlines Emptied IOTA Wallets: Hackers Steal Millions Using Malicious Seed GeneratorsThe IOTA community has recently been hit with a bit of drama, as some individuals have been left with their wallets drained due to malicious websites providing users with a new wallet seed. Just two days ago, many users reported having their funds (an estimated […]

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21 January 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrecy Market Suffers Minor Correction, Ripple and Cardano Down 10%Earlier today, on January 21, the cryptocurrency market has experienced a minor correction as nearly all of the cryptocurrencies including Ripple and Cardano in the market declined in value. Minor Correction While major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and Ethereum dropped by a relatively small margin, Ripple […]

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20 January 2018

Headlines Greg Maxwell Resigns from Blockstream to Focus on ‘Deep Protocol Work’Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell has resigned from blockchain startup Blockstream to focus his efforts on open-source protocol development. Maxwell made this announcement in an email distributed to the bitcoin-dev mailing list, adding that he had submitted his resignation in November but had only […]

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19 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/19/2018 – Sellers Returning?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its slide as the descending trend line on the 1-hour time frame is keeping gains in check. This lines up with Fibonacci retracement levels that add to its strength as a ceiling. A continuation of the […]

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18 January 2018

Headlines Psst! Morgan Stanley is Helping Clients With Bitcoin Futures ContractsMorgan Stanley, the world’s fourth-largest investment bank, has been quietly clearing bitcoin futures contracts for clients amid a wider remit to engage cryptocurrencies even further. Morgan Stanley has become the second major Wall Street mainstay to offer bitcoin futures contracts for clients, after Goldman Sachs […]

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17 January 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrencies Are in Free Fall, but Is It All Bad?Cryptocurrencies are in free fall, sparing only a handful of coins. But is it all bad? Or can some good come from this flash crash of January 2018? According to CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, only five of the top 100 coins by market […]

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16 January 2018

Headlines Russia, Norway and Japan Have Embraced Bitcoin in 2017Bitcoin, which was first launched in January 2009 has surpassed all expectations in 2017. Its value started the year on shaky ground, going up and down on a daily basis. But for a few months, the price has been making headline news as it rose well above […]

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15 January 2018

Headlines US Treasury Secretary Munchin Likens Bitcoin to Offshore Swiss Bank AccountUS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is making headlines again, but not for him and his wife Louise Linton’s James Bond-like lifestyle. This time, Mnuchin has issued a warning that bitcoin has all the makings of the next ‘Swiss Bank Account,’ expressing concerns that are […]

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14 January 2018

Headlines Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Novogratz to Launch Cryptocurrency Merchant BankMike Novogratz, who recently scrapped plans for a cryptocurrency hedge fund, is launching a merchant bank for cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based ventures that he intends to take public, according to Bloomberg. Novogratz, a former macro manager, released a plan to raise $200 million and list shares of […]

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13 January 2018

Headlines Binance: From ICO to the World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Six MonthsA year ago, no one had heard of Binance. That’s because the cryptocurrency exchange — which is now the 376th-most popular website in the world — would not launch for another six months. Binance Goes from ICO to World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in […]

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12 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Key Levels Heading Into The WeekendWe are closing in on the end of the European session in the bitcoin space on Friday and the end of the week is fast approaching. This has been something of a rough week for many bitcoin traders and holders, with price maintaining a pretty substantial […]

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11 January 2018

Headlines Atomic Action: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Cross-Blockchain Swap?Atomic swaps herald a way to greatly expand the capabilities of blockchain – but how soon will users be tapping the tech for trading? Bitcoin Price Stays Heavy Amid Korean Regulatory ReportsDespite the two-way action on the price of bitcoin over the last 24 […]

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10 January 2018

Headlines Coinbase: Massive Buy Demand Caused Bitcoin Cash Launch HiccupsCoinbase has blamed overwhelming demand from buyers for issues experienced during its launch of bitcoin cash trading last month. Cease and Desist! Malaysia’s Securities Watchdog Puts Brakes on ICOMalaysia’s statutory securities regulator and watchdog has issued a cease an immediate cease and desist to a startup’s […]

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9 January 2018

Headlines Nebraska Lawmaker Files 3 Blockchain BillsA lawmaker in Nebraska has filed a trio of bills focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Below $15K: Bitcoin Plays Defense Amid Bear MoveBitcoin is on the back foot today, despite yesterday’s sharp recovery from $14,000 levels. January 14th Will be Known as “Bitcoin Cash Change the Address”Interesting changes are […]

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8 January 2018

Headlines 30% of Millenials Prefer to Invest in BitcoinBlockchain Capital, a cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund and venture capital firm, has revealed in survey that 30 percent of millennials would rather invest in bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market than government bonds or stocks. Millennials Prefer Bitcoin Over Stocks In an interview with Forbes, Timothy Tam, the founder […]

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7 January 2018

Headlines Bittrex Stops Creating New Ethereum Deposit Addresses Due to Network CongestionBittrex, the third largest cryptocurrency exchange in the global market behind Binance and Bithumb, has temporarily paused Ethereum deposits due to the current congestion on the Ethereum blockchain network. Network Congestion According to Etherscan, the Ethereum network is processing more than 1.2 million transactions […]

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6 January 2018

Headlines ‘A Financial Bubble and a Ponzi’: Russian Bishop Castigates CryptocurrenciesBishop Hilarion, a top Russian Orthodox cleric, has criticized cryptocurrency as a financial bubble and a tool for usury in an interview with Russia 24 channel, according to rt.com. Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department of external church relations, said cryptocurrency is a new Ponzi scheme […]

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5 January 2018

Headlines One of Japan’s Largest Entertainment Conglomerates Will Operate a Cryptocurrency ExchangeDMM, a major entertainment conglomerate in Japan, which also operates a widely utilized e-commerce platform used by more than 27 million active members, will launch a cryptocurrency exchange this month. Seven Cryptocurrencies, Accepting Applications on January 11 DMM Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency exchange of the […]

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4 January 2018

Headlines China’s Biggest Newspaper Calls Bitcoin a BubbleThe People’s Daily seemingly summarizes China’s bitcoin aversion Korean Law Firm Fights Back Against Govt’s Crypto Trading RegulationVarious countries all over the world aim to regulate cryptocurrencies. That is much easier said than done, though. After all, cryptocurrencies can’t be controlled by default. In South Korea, the government […]

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3 January 2018

Headlines Deputy Finance Minister of Malaysia Will not Consider Crypto IllegalA lot of countries around the world are actively contemplating Bitcoin regulation. When that happens, one of two things will happen. Either the government bans cryptocurrency altogether, or they allow it to thrive. In Malaysia, there have been conflicting reports about what the future may […]

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2 January 2018

Headlines (+) The Sudsy Crypto Market & Other Financial Bubbles What Do We Do With All This Money?All dressed up and nowhere to go? VC Wendy Schadeck argues this may be the problem for funding-rich ICO projects as they enter 2018. Video: $1 Million? Bitcoin Sign Guy on Why It’s Not Too Late to BuyThe […]

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1 January 2018

Headlines The Rise of Altcoins: Bitcoin Dominance Index Drops to All-Time Low at 37.7%The dominance index of bitcoin, which measures the dominance of bitcoin over the global cryptocurrency market, has fallen to an all-time low at 37.7 percent, as altcoins surged in value. Bitcoin’s Dominance Index Lowers Throughout 2017, the dominance index of bitcoin has […]

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