28 February 2018

Headlines Bitcoin SegWit Transactions Now Hitting All-Time HighsAs a result of the latest Bitcoin Core 0.16 update, the usage levels of Bitcoin SegWit have been taking off. This significant uptick in usage levels can also be attributed to a number of major exchanges and wallet providers such as Coinbase and Bittrex finally implementing this technology into […]

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27 February 2018

Headlines Nano Price Continues to Rise With 30% GainsCryptocurrency Nano leaps ahead in price by 30%. The move places the coin in the top twenty in terms of marketcap with a total valuation of $2.06b, making each Nano coin worth at $15 the time of writing. This jump is the latest in a period of huge […]

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26 February 2018

Headlines 50 Cent Says He ‘Never Owned’ Bitcoin in New Court FilingCurtis “50 Cent” Jackson has claimed in a bankruptcy filing that he has never owned bitcoin, contrary to reports that he is a “bitcoin millionaire.” Circle Acquires Poloniex, to Focus on Crypto Assets and Bringing Fiat PairsCircle, a payments and cryptocurrency company that raised […]

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25 February 2018

Headlines An Interview with a Crypto-ATM Operator: Bringing Bitcoin ATMs to Every CornerChicago, IL – CCN correspondent Eric Eissler had a chance to sit down with Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Weiss of CoinFlip at its Chicago headquarters to learn about the company, the ATMs, and the general outlook on cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency ATMs: A Brief History In […]

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24 February 2018

Headlines There Has Been An Awakening. Have You Felt It? [Part 4]We’ve previously discussed my personal view on the three bottlenecks surrounding cryptocurrency, mainly bitcoin: Part 1: the price; Part 2: the exchanges; Part 3: the fees This fourth and final part will go deeper into what the community considers to be the most challenging […]

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23 February 2018

Headlines Japan’s Exchanges Report 669 Cases of Suspected Crypto Money LaunderingJapan’s police agency has said hundreds of cases of suspected money laundering were reported from domestic cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017. Vitalik Buterin Engages in ‘Fruitful’ Discussions with Thailand’s SECEthereum founder Vitalik Buterin is meeting with officials at Thailand’s Securities Exchange Commission to discuss the future […]

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22 February 2018

Headlines Investing App Robinhood Launches Crypto Trading in 5 US StatesStock brokerage company Robinhood has officially launched its cryptocurrency trading platform, rolling the service out to five states today. Iran Backpedals on Bitcoin, Plans its Own State CryptocurrencyContrary to reports of the Iranian government preparing the ‘infrastructure’ for bitcoin usage in the country, Iran’s central […]

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21 February 2018

Headlines Australian Watchdog Sees 1,289 Cryptocurrency Scam Complaints in 2017Australia’s national consumer watchdog has reportedly received over 1,200 complaints related to cryptocurrency scams last year leading to estimated losses of AUD $1.2 million. According to figures revealed by Australian nightly TV program 7.30, aggregate data gathered from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch […]

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20 February 2018

Headlines Bangladesh: Trying Yet Failing to Curb Cryptocurrency UseDespite threats of some of the planet’s harshest punishments, police in Bangladesh are struggling to stamp out the use of cryptocurrency in accordance with their legislation. Several different groups have recently combined resources at the behest of the central bank. As yet, there has been little progress […]

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19 February 2018

Headlines Banks Begone: UN’s World Food Programme Builds on Ethereum Blockchain Money TransfersThe United Nations’ World Food Programme is expanding its Ethereum-based blockchain payments system to avoid the transfer fees incurred via the traditional banking system. Over a year ago in January 2017, the World Food Programme (WFP) successfully tested ‘Building Blocks’, an early experiment […]

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18 February 2018

Headlines Internet Archive Sees Big Donations from Vitalik Buterin and the Pineapple FundVitalik Buterin last week donated 100 Ethereum to a digital media charity. At current prices this equates to $93,469, however, the charity will receive $186,938 as The Pineapple Fund is matching all donations up to one million dollars. The recipient of the cryptocurrency philanthropy was the Internet Archive, a […]

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17 February 2018

Headlines Small Industrial Towns of Canada Could Be Home for Crypto Miners?Cryptocurrency mining is more competitive than ever. With enormous rig constructions consuming more energy than many of the nations of the world dominating the once cottage industry, cutting every possible cost is vital. For this reason, miners like cool climates where electricity is cheap. […]

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16 February 2018

Headlines Bitcoin: Analyst Makes Big Predictions For 2018Unrepentant cryptocurrency bull Tom Lee predicts Bitcoin will reach $25,000 in 2018 and $125,000 by 2022. Aggressive Predictions For Bitcoin’s Future Tom Lee was the first major Wall Street analyst to cover Bitcoin and has remained bullish about the cryptocurrency market since. In his latest report, Fundstrat Global advisor’s head […]

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15 February 2018

Headlines Questions Mount Over $170 Million BitGrail ‘Hack’Questions continue to mount over $170 million worth of Nano (XRB) tokens that have gone missing from little-known cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail. As reported by CCN sister site Hacked, there is growing suspicion among Nano (formerly Raiblocks) community members that BitGrail, which is based out of Florence, Italy, was […]

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14 February 2018

Headlines South Africa’s Central Bank Eyes JPMorgan Blockchain TechSouth Africa’s central bank has launched a program that will trial JPMorgan’s Quorum blockchain for interbank clearing and settlement. CFTC to Establish Crypto and DLT CommitteesThe CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee created two subcommittees devoted to cryptocurrencies and blockchain in its meeting today. (+) Litecoin Prices Could Be […]

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13 February 2018

Headlines Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App FlawA cybersecurity firm says Telegram has been exploited for crypto mining by hackers, but the messaging app’s founder says it is not to blame. (+) Skepticism Grows Over BitGrail’s Supposed $167 Million Hack Cryptocurrency Market Continues Rebound, Reaches $420 Billion ValuationFor two straight days, […]

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12 February 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘Inevitable,’ Says IMF Chief Christine LagardeThe head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that cryptocurrency regulation is “inevitable” due to the nascent technology’s utility as a tool that criminals can use to perpetrate illicit activities. Speaking in an interview with CNN Money at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday, […]

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11 February 2018

Headlines Colorado Rep Jared Polis Asks Congress to Draft BTC Disclosure GuideThis week, Colorado House Representative Jared Polis sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ethics (HCE) asking the organization to put forth statutes that require government employees to declare their Bitcoin and other digital currency holdings: “A Member or covered employee should […]

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10 February 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Sets Six-Day High Above $9K (Then Dips Again)The price of bitcoin clocked a six-day high above $9,000 Saturday as the crypto markets continued to show signs of regained poise. Cryptocurrency Market Steadily Rebounds, Surpasses $450 Billion ValuationAt last, after a week-long correction, the cryptocurrency market surpassed $450 billion in valuation, for the first […]

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9 February 2018

Headlines Delisted: Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchanges, ICO Issuers Back Down on Regulator’s OrdersHong Kong’s securities regulator is ramping up its scrutiny of domestic crypto exchanges by ordering them not to trade cryptocurrencies that are deemed as ‘securities’. Following a previous notice where Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission announced that some digital tokens offered through […]

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8 February 2018

Headlines Nigerians Continue to Turn to BTC, Financial Institutions Won’t HelpIn Nigeria — where cryptocurrencies often underpin local economies — Bitcoin remains as popular as ever, despite a few shaky weeks elsewhere. Nigeria is West Africa’s largest economy, and has the world’s third-largest Bitcoin holdings as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), behind Russia and New […]

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7 February 2018

Headlines IBM-Maersk Blockchain Project Adds Logistics Provider AgilityAgility will share and receive information about shipments through the blockchain in hopes of reducing the cost of administration and documentation. Bitcoin Price Watch; Struggle On, Locomotive.There’s a story many may remember from when they were kids. It’s about an old locomotive struggling to get up a hill […]

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6 February 2018

Headlines VersaBank Opens Cryptocurrency Safety Deposit BoxVersaBank Inc., a tiny Canadian lender led by tech-savvy CEO David Taylor, is building a virtual safety deposit box for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. The firm is taking the lead in a global banking industry where many have been reluctant to deal with cryptocurrencies. The London, Ontario-based bank […]

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5 February 2018

Headlines Bitcoin-Related Super Bowl Ads Spark Some Major DiscussionsThe yearly Super Bowl event is mainly known for its interesting commercial and half-time shows. Even though it’s sports event watched by millions around the world, the ads are always most talked about. This year, we have seen a surprising as by TD Ameritrade talking about Bitcoin […]

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4 February 2018

Headlines The Decentralized Web Just Might Need Databases, TooBluzelle, which raised $19.5 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), says a decentralized version of structured databases would be more resilient. Enron 2.0: How Cryptocurrency Could Lead to Another MeltdownCryptocurrencies have changed the way we view economics. Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs have found ways to tokenize everything from […]

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3 February 2018

Headlines Venezuela Reveals Petro Will Be an ERC-20 Token With a Private PresaleAs previously reported by CCN, Venezuela is set to issue its Petro cryptocurrency through a token sale. Out of the 100 million Petros Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro ordered, about 38.4 million will go to institutional investors in a month-long presale, set to begin […]

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2 February 2018

Headlines January’s Top Large Cap Crypto? Not Bitcoin or Ether…Which coins saw big price gains in January? Data shows it wasn’t a great month for the more name-brand assets. Mnuchin Calls for Crypto Regulatory Talk At G20 SummitU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated he is planning to raise the subject of cryptocurrency regulation during […]

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1 February 2018

Headlines FedEx Moves Forward With Blockchain Logistics PlansGlobal shipping company FedEx has become the latest to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. (+) DigixDAO: The Only Crypto in the Top-100 to Rise on Thursday India’s Finance Minister Strikes Stern Tone on Cryptos in Budget SpeechDuring his annual budget speech, Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley confirmed […]

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