Bitcoin News

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New Player to Offer Next Generation ASIC Chips This Year

[New Player to Offer ASIC Chips This Year]A new competitor is advancing on plans to enter the mining hardware market by the end of the year.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:55:47 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But One Thing's Standing In The Way

Bitcoin could get better privacy with Taproot, but there's one big obstacle - it can't be deployed until another technology goes through.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:02:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

[Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy]Many people lust for control.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:55:21 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, a new study reports.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:00:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: Bitcoiner Lost Over 5,500 BTC – Ringleader Fled to US

[High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: Bitcoiner Lost 5,500+ BTC - Ringleader Fled to US]A high-profile crypto case involving a well-known actor and model has come to public attention in Thailand following the enforcement of the country’s crypto regulations.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:50:07 +0000 by Bitcoin News

An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed Company

[An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed Company]Could we soon see a token-backed project listed on one of the biggest equity venues in the world?

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:55:29 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela is set to begin using its "petro" cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit, according to the country's president.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:30:52 +0000 by CoinDesk

Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin

[Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin]A growing number of governments and central banks around the world are looking to the possibility of issuing their own digital coins these days.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:55:15 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

[Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading]The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced it plans to allow investors the ability to trade cryptocurrencies through the regulated stock exchange.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:55:08 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup

Playboy is suing Canadian blockchain company Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) for fraud and breach of contract.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:30:52 +0000 by CoinDesk

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live

A private version of the crypto protocol lightning network is headed to zcash, with the potential it could be added for other blockchains soon.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:30:15 +0000 by CoinDesk

ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

[ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs]In recent news pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICO) regulations, an EU report has advocated the regulation of ICOs according to crowdfunding legislation, the governor of Korea’s Jeju Island wants his jurisdiction to become a special economic zone regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the U.S.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:55:08 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Judge Denies Effort to Move XRP Investor Lawsuit to Lower Court

A district judge has slapped down an investor's effort to move a lawsuit against payments firm Ripple to a lower court.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:00:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

PR: Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry

[Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry]Keynote Launches a new fund to support diversity and inclusion in the development and use of blockchain technology.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:01 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Pot Publication High Times Now Says It Won't Accept Bitcoin in IPO

High Times, which announced last week that it would accept bitcoin and ether for its coming IPO, said in an SEC filing Monday that this was an "error."

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:00:18 +0000 by CoinDesk

Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

[Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar]President Maduro’s Venezuela is preparing to effectively adopt next week two official units of account – the nation’s crypto, El Petro, and the new petro-pegged bolivar that will replace the inflated national fiat.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:55:08 +0000 by Bitcoin News

SEC Slaps 'Fraudulent' ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist along with a $30,000 penalty to the founder of a token sale it called "fraudulent."

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:49:17 +0000 by CoinDesk

Coders Renew Efforts to Fork Mining Giant Bitmain Off Siacoin Blockchain

Coders on a smaller cryptocurrency protocol are showing why expansion might not be so easy for Bitmain, a mining giant that's soon to file for an IPO.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:00:15 +0000 by CoinDesk

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

[Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses]Leading up until this Tuesday a great majority of cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value over the past few days.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:55:34 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Invest in Axoni's $32 Million Funding Round

Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has completed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:50:17 +0000 by CoinDesk

Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in Crypto ICO

A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football aimed to bring fans together.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:40:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

AirSwap Decentralized Exchange Upgrades for Any-Size Ethereum Trades

The decentralized exchange is adding messaging and ID verification features to address the worries that have kept institutional investors at bay.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:46 +0000 by CoinDesk

Under Pressure: Bitcoin Price Could Defend $5.6K, Charts Say

Bitcoin risks printing fresh 2018 low below the June low of $5,755, but will likely defend the support at $5,650 in the short-run.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:00:07 +0000 by CoinDesk

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

The Jamaica Stock Exchange will be adding cryptocurrency trading for its clients later this year.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:59:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Residents in all 50 U.S.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:30:06 +0000 by CoinDesk

A New Way to Compare Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin

Obviously a coin's price matters, but it's only one of several measures of a blockchain's value.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:00:01 +0000 by CoinDesk

Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban

Korea's Jeju island is eyeing a plan to allow crypto projects to conduct initial coin offerings in the self-governing province despite a domestic ban.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:45:20 +0000 by CoinDesk

You Can Now Get Paid (a Little) for Using Bitcoin's Lightning Network

Lightning nodes are making money – albeit not much – displaying the potential for a growing fee market on the layer two tech.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:04 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $6K to Near 2018 Low

Bitcoin fell below $6,000 on Tuesday, a decline that brings the price of the world's largest cryptocurrency to within 2 percent of its 2018 low.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:07:56 +0000 by CoinDesk

Below $200 Billion: Crypto Market Sinks to New 2018 Low

Falling prices have sent the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies below $200 billion.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:20:13 +0000 by CoinDesk