31 March 2018

Headlines Criminal Bitcoin Trader Found Guilty of Money Laundering in ArizonaThough many convicted criminals serve time and receive help reforming, for one Bitcoin trader, his record continues to grow from felony marijuana charges to money laundering. First reported by CCN earlier as an “unlicensed money transmitting business,” it appears as though Thomas Mario Costanzo, who […]

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30 March 2018

Headlines AirAsia Planning Cryptocurrency-Based Rewards ProgramThe Malaysian discount airline plans to use its proprietary BigCoin token to facilitate transactions and act as a frequent-flyer rewards program. OKEx to Roll Back ‘Irregular’ Futures Trades After Bitcoin Price Crashes Below $5,000Cryptocurrency exchange giant OKEx is rolling back a series of Bitcoin futures transactions in response to an […]

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29 March 2018

Headlines Ethereum Users Support Hard Fork to ‘Brick’ Ethereum ASIC Miners: PollEthereum users would support adopting a hard fork that renders Ethereum ASIC miners obsolete, a new poll shows. The poll, which was published on Twitter by Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir, asked respondents whether they would support a hard fork that makes ASIC miners incompatible […]

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28 March 2018

Headlines Ripple Joins Hyperledger Blockchain ConsortiumRipple has joined the Hyperledger project along with thirteen other companies and organizations. ‘Don’t Do it’: Federal Reserve Official Warns Against Investing in BitcoinThe president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta needs just three words to convey his opinion on investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: “Don’t do it!” […]

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27 March 2018

Headlines Coinbase in Talks to Acquire Earn.com, Its Biggest Acquisition Ever: ReportCryptocurrency brokerage Coinbase is preparing to make the largest acquisition in its nearly seven-year history, sources close to the situation say. Citing people “directly involved with the discussions,” CoinDesk reports that Coinbase is in talks to acquire Earn.com, a platform that allows users to […]

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26 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Drops Below $8K Amid Crypto Market SlideBitcoin’s price is back below $8,000, a move that comes amid a broader decline in the global cryptocurrency market.  Why Coinbase Won’t Add New Cryptos Anytime SoonAdding new cryptocurrencies is a “top priority” for Coinbase, and it’s becoming more clear how the exchange makes decisions about which […]

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25 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin to See Significant Improvements in Privacy and Scaling, Impact on Price TrendThe future of Bitcoin is always interesting to keep an eye on. This year, as well as the next few years, will introduce a lot of technical changes. All of these developments – especially those pertaining to scaling – will positively impact […]

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24 March 2018

Headlines Trump Bans Petro, a Pacquiao ICO and the Caribbean Goes Crypto: Week in ReviewWhat happened in crypto this week? Price Watch Bitcoin is up 16% this week to $9,000. This comes as part of an increase across the entire cryptocurrency market. It’s also likely the result of higher trading volumes. Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee made a […]

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23 March 2018

Headlines Japan Warns Binance Exchange Over LicensingThe Japanese financial regulator has issued a warning to Binance over its operation legitimacy in Japan. UK Fintech Settles Security on Ethereum Blockchain in a World-First with MicrosoftThe blockchain has just disrupted another niche. UK-based Nivaura in partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud has proved in a test case that the […]

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22 March 2018

Headlines The UK Government Is Launching a Cryptocurrency ‘Task Force’The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will reveal a “crypto assets task force” Thursday. It will tackle the tech’s risks and benefits. Snapchat Messaging App Latest to Ban ICO AdsThe wildly popular messaging app has taken a page out of the books of Facebook […]

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21 March 2018

Headlines Bermuda Plans to Become the First Country to Regulate ICOsLast year, Bermuda’s Premier and Finance Minister, David Burt, launched the Blockchain Task Force. It included a Legal and Regulatory Working Group which would ensure that the country creates a blockchain-friendly environment for interested organizations and startups. Four months later, Burt has come forward with another initiative: to make […]

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20 March 2018

Headlines Official: G20 Calls for Cryptocurrency Regulation Recommendations by July 2018The world’s economic leaders gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 summit, and sought for proposals of cryptocurrency regulations to come by July 2018 according to the G20 communique. The document backs the words of Frederico Sturzenegger, Argentina’s Central Bank chief, who noted cryptocurrencies […]

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19 March 2018

Headlines Mt Gox Trustee: $400 Million Sale Didn’t Drop Bitcoin PriceThe bankruptcy trustee for the defunct Mt. Gox exchange has denied that the sale of $400 million in BTC and BCH caused the recent drop in prices. UK Government Announces New Cryptocurrency Research EffortThe U.K. government will launch new research aimed to explore the potential […]

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18 March 2018

Headlines Paypal Files Patent Application: Company Looking to Get Involved in Virtual CurrenciesAccording to an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, PayPal wants to speed up crypto transaction processing times and has filed a patent for a faster cryptocurrency payment system. Since PayPal kicked off in 2002, the company has dominated the online payment […]

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17 March 2018

Headlines More Bubble Talk: Visa CFO Loses His S**t on BitcoinVasant Prabhu, CFO of card leader Visa, can’t seem to come to terms with bitcoin. He didn’t hold back his ire for the decentralized network to the Financial Times, instead pointing to its appeal for “every crook and dirty politician” not to mention clueless speculators. […]

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16 March 2018

Headlines Taiwan’s New Central Bank Chief Uncertain of State CryptocurrencyThe new governor of Taiwan’s central bank has expressed “uncertainty” over cryptocurrencies’ function as a payment instrument. In a meeting with lawmakers this week, Taiwan’s new central bank governor Yang Chin-long was asked about the central bank’s current stance and outlook for cryptocurrencies at a time when […]

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15 March 2018

Headlines US Bills Could Spell Disaster for Crypto Sex IndustryUpcoming legislation in the U.S. could have an impact on cryptocurrency use in the sex industry, and those affected are speaking out. Velvet Forks: Crypto Updates Without the Controversy?You’ve probably heard of “forks,” a way of making changes to cryptocurrencies. Now researchers are realizing there’s a […]

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14 March 2018

Headlines Crypto Is a ‘Crock’? Twitter Reacts to House ICO HearingDespite the overall measured tone of Wednesday’s House ICO hearing, a couple lawmakers’ comments set Twitter aflame. Playboy TV to Accept Crypto Payments for Adult ContentPlayboy TV is launching a new payment option that will allow customers to access its exclusive content using cryptocurrencies. Square Plans […]

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13 March 2018

Headlines Coinbase Releases Cryptocurrency Tax CalculatorThe U.S cryptocurrency exchange is easing the crypto tax procedure with a new automatic gain/loss calculator. Japan to Call for G20 Action on Crypto Money LaunderingJapan is reportedly planning to use the G20 meeting next week to call for combined efforts to combat cryptocurrency use in money laundering. Thai Bank […]

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12 March 2018

Headlines Malaysian Central Bank Slams ICO for Misleading LogoA Malaysian initial coin offering organizer has been flagged by the central bank over its unauthorized use of national and institutional symbols. Bitcoin Sentiment to be Tracked by Thompson ReutersMarket sentiment plays a huge part in the crypto industry. Prices can pump or slump on the whim […]

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11 March 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Market Stalls at $380 Billion, is Bitcoin Ready to Climb Up?The cryptocurrency market has been highly volatile throughout this week, as major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash have continued to move in between $340 billion and $380 billion. Is Bitcoin Ready to Move? Today, on March 11, the cryptocurrency market […]

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10 March 2018

Headlines China Will Move Slowly to Regulate Cryptocurrency: Central Bank GovernorWhile it does not recognize bitcoin as a payment tool, China recognizes that digital currency is inevitable and is in no hurry to regulate cryptocurrencies, according to Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). The central bank official […]

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9 March 2018

Headlines Russia is Considering Relaxed Rules for Cryptocurrency AdoptersRussia’s plan to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings lead to the first draft of the federal law “On Digital Financial Assets”. According to translated documents, the law stated: This federal law regulates the relations arising in the creation, issuance, storage and circulation of digital financial assets, […]

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8 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Revisits $10K, But Will It Stay?Bitcoin has moved back up to the $10,000 mark, but the technical recovery will likely be short-lived, according to the technical charts. Stellar Investment Could Make Crypto as Easy as ChatStellar makes a bet that Keybase can port easy end-to-end encryption over to person-to-person payments in cryptocurrency. […]

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7 March 2018

Headlines Japanese Banks to Harness Ripple DLT for Consumer Payments AppA group of Japanese banks is planning to use Ripple’s blockchain-based payments technology in a smartphone app aimed at general consumers. Cryptos Are Commodities, Rules US Judge In CFTC CaseA U.S. district judge has backed the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in defining cryptocurrencies as […]

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6 March 2018

Headlines Japanese Banking Giant SBI Invests in Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet MakerIn its ever-expanding foray into the cryptocurrency sector, Japanese financial group SBI has now invested in a Taiwan-based cryptocurrency hardware wallet developer. SBI Holdings, the financial services division of Japan’s SBI Group, has announced its 40% ownership stake in Taiwanese crypto hardware wallet maker CoolBitX. […]

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5 March 2018

Headlines Coinbase Hit by Lawsuit Over Alleged Insider TradingCryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been hit by a class action lawsuit over alleged insider trading during its launch of bitcoin cash trading. Japan’s Crypto Exchanges Self-Regulate In Wake of $500 Million HackSixteen cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have formed a new self-regulatory organization, an effort that comes in […]

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4 March 2018

Headlines Waltonchain Embroiled in Controversy as Employee Wins Token GiveawayWaltonchain, a China-based blockchain company that’s set to provide the Internet of Things (IoT) a commercial ecosystem, recently ran a promotional campaign for Valentine’s Day, that allowed lucky users to win a part of a 565 WTC (roughly $10,700) prize pool just for following the project […]

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3 March 2018

Headlines Louisiana Attorney General Probes Own IT Dept Over Bitcoin Mining AllegationsThe Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry, has opened a criminal investigation into his own office’s information technology division, including its recently ousted director, over allegations that former employees used state resources to mine bitcoin. While half a dozen IT employees were fired in September, […]

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2 March 2018

Headlines Louisiana Officials Probe Staffers for Bitcoin MiningLouisiana’s attorney general is reportedly investigating a group of former staffers for using official resources to mine cryptocurrencies. SEC Wants to ‘Know Everything’ about $250 Million tZero ICO: Overstock CEOThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to “know everything” about the $250 million tZero ICO. SEC Wants […]

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1 March 2018

Headlines Overstock: $250 Million tZero ICO Under SEC ReviewOverstock.com blockchain subsidiary tZero has made a sudden change to the way it is conducting a significant step in its ongoing ICO. ‘Adversely Affected’: AMD Worries Crypto Miners’ GPU Demand Could FallAMD has warned that reduced demand from cryptocurrency miners could “adversely” affect the firm’s GPU business. […]

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