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Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

[Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes]Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:00:48 +0000 by Bitcoin News

8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

[Crypto Cards You Can Use to Spend Your Digital Coins]Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable payment option across a range of markets and jurisdictions.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:05:39 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

[Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo]A blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:01:35 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019

[Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019]Chile is to start taxing cryptocurrencies in April, when taxpayers pay their yearly income taxes, but it’s unclear at what rate.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:58:15 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M

[Plaintiff in AT&T SIM-Swapping Case Sues ‘Bitcoin Bandit’ for $81M]The plaintiff in a $224M lawsuit against wireless carrier AT&T has turned his attention to a new target.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:00:35 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Huobi has announced that its cryptocurrency derivative platform, Huobi DM, has surpassed $20 billion in cumulative trading volume.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:03:09 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Follow Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance

[Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Follow a Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance]Digital currency markets have seen some gains during the early morning trading sessions on Saturday.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:00:25 +0000 by Bitcoin News

The Daily: Sapphire Develops GPU for Grin, TSMC Sees Drop in Mining Revenue

In The Daily this Saturday, Sapphire has designed a new graphics card suitable for mining the recently launched Mimblewimble cryptocurrency Grin.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:05:48 +0000 by Bitcoin News

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

CoinDesk will now use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:59:45 +0000 by CoinDesk

Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months

Eastern European peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a spike in trading activity, with the Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Kazakh Localbitcoins markets posting the strongest volume in over 12 months when measured in cryptocurrency.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:10:12 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

We are way too early for “mainstream adoption” to be a sensible success metric for dapps, says Coleman Maher.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:35:33 +0000 by CoinDesk

Chatter Report: Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Explains Stablecoin Regulation

[Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Comments on Stablecoin Regulation]In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Luke Dash Jr.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:05:46 +0000 by Bitcoin News

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

BlockEx, a London-based platform for launching and exchanging tokens, was beset by a series of setbacks that led to downsizing.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:30:35 +0000 by CoinDesk

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week

The tZERO security token trading platfrom will go live next week, says CEO Patrick Byrne.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:30:10 +0000 by CoinDesk

Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board

French economist and former central bank head Christian Noyer is joining blockchain-based financial services startup SETL's board of director.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:00:05 +0000 by CoinDesk

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

After a security vulnerability was found in ethereum's next system-wide upgrade just days prior to activation, core developers now hope to execute the upgrade at the end of February.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:10:54 +0000 by CoinDesk

OECD: ICOs Have Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development thinks ICOs may be a beneficial fundraising tool, but not yet for "mainstream" firms.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:00:25 +0000 by CoinDesk

Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise

A roundup of notable recent departures and hirings at Coinbase, one of the most coveted places to work in the crypto industry.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:00:22 +0000 by CoinDesk

Thai Stock Exchange Plans to Launch a Token Trading Platform

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is looking to capitalize on investor interest in cryptos by offering a new digital assets exchange.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:30:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

In an apparent first, a relatively new form of malware uninstalls security programs to avoid detection and mine crypto on cloud servers.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case

Bitcoin's eight-day stretch of consolidation looks to have weakened the prospects of a drop back to December lows near $3,100.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:00:09 +0000 by CoinDesk

Chip Maker TSMC Reports ‘Big Drop’ in Crypto Mining Revenue

Chip-making giant TSMC has reported a significant drop in revenue for its crypto mining segment in 2018.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:30:48 +0000 by CoinDesk

Grayscale’s Newest Crypto Investment Trust Will Hold Stellar Lumens

Grayscale Investments is launching a new single-asset trust for Stellar lumens, allowing accredited investors to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:11:58 +0000 by CoinDesk

You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Grocery Stores in the US

Supermarket kiosk chain Coinstar will allow consumers to buy up to $2,500 in bitcoin at select grocery stores.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:00:18 +0000 by CoinDesk

ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

ConsenSys just invested $1 million in crypto trading platform Coinhouse and an undisclosed amount in privacy-centric browser Tenta.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:45:17 +0000 by CoinDesk

Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Board of Crypto Futures Platform ErisX

ErisX is expanding its board as it prepares to launch spot and derivatives markets for bitcoin and, eventually, ethereum.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:00:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:05:35 +0000 by CoinDesk

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

OKCoin founder Star Xu may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:46:06 +0000 by CoinDesk

QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Users Still Can’t Get Their Money Out

QuadrigaCX users' concerns were compounded by the exchange's announcement that its CEO had died more than a month earlier.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:00:23 +0000 by CoinDesk

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:00:51 +0000 by CoinDesk