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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

[Op-Ed: 8 Reasons to use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019]This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 06:30:02 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Korean Court Case Alleges ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

[Korean Court Case Alleges Governments ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional]A constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 04:30:00 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies

[Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies]A Melbourne-based company is now offering crypto-backed loans.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 02:30:14 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure

[Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure]In late November, the creators of the Simple Ledger Protocol announced the launch of Ledger Treasure, a contest in which contestants must solve a puzzle to win over $100 worth of bitcoin cash (BCH).

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:30:17 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

[Korea Roundup: Mongolian Government Visits Bithumb, New BTM, Hardware Wallet]South Korea will push for major cryptocurrency adoption, claims a new report, strengthening the spotlight on the tech hub which forms one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world.  Also read: Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Crypto Taxation Plans South Korea’s Enthusiasm for Tech As one of the most innovative countries in the world, it’s no […] The post Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:35:35 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Malaysian Financial Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

[Malaysia Financial Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies]Malaysia’s securities regulator and central bank are to strengthen their scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs) through new rules meant to eliminate issues of unfair trade practices and alleged risk of money laundering and terrorism financing.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:30:01 +0000 by Bitcoin News

BCH App ‘Honest Cash’ Sees Significant Growth and Adds Native Wallet

[BCH App Honest Cash Sees Significant Growth and Adds Native Wallet]Social media platform Honest Cash has activated 200 new users and added a few new features, according to its creator Adrian Barwicki.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:00:19 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Wendy McElroy: Avoiding Fraud by Going Crypto-Anarchist

[Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-Anarchist]The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 8 Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-Anarchist A transfer on the blockchain is a simplistic peer-to-peer contract, which memorializes the terms for those involved and is seen to be valid by the surrounding community through transparency.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:00:03 +0000 by Bitcoin News

The Daily: Binance Offers Multiple Accounts, Huobi Plans Institutional Exchange

In this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced support for multiple accounts and we’ve got all the details.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:15:24 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Blockchain Regulators

Calls for regulation do not represent the end of cryptocurrency innovation; they signal blockchain’s ongoing maturation, a legal expert argues.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:00:53 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

[Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet]With no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:25:01 +0000 by Bitcoin News

The Era of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Within Reach

A phased roll-out of a central bank digital currency is not only possible, but may be what certain regions need, says R3's research lead.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:00:31 +0000 by CoinDesk

SEC Fines Crypto Fund $50K and Issues Cease-and-Desist

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist order against CoinAlpha after it offered unregistered securities.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:30:07 +0000 by CoinDesk

Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Devs Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork

Ethereum is moving closer to the activation of the long-in-the-waiting network upgrade known as Constantinople.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:30:42 +0000 by CoinDesk

Crypto Exchange Gemini to List Bitcoin Cash With NYDFS Approval

The Winklevoss-owned Gemini crypto exchange is adding support for bitcoin cash trading pairs with approval from New York's finance watchdog.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:00:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

Venezuela to Sell Oil for Petro Cryptocurrency in 2019, Says Maduro

Venezuela's President Maduro has said the nation will sidestep the dollar and use its controversial petro token for oil sales next year.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:00:44 +0000 by CoinDesk

Coinbase Considers Adding 30 New Crypto Assets to Its Exchange

Coinbase has published a long list of crypto assets it could soon add to its exchange, but says there is work still to do.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:40:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal

Russia’s Sberbank has settled a three-way repurchase agreement using blockchain tech, calling it a "world's first."

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:30:26 +0000 by CoinDesk

Mining Firm Sues Roger Ver, Bitmain and More for ‘Hijacking’ Bitcoin Cash

Mining firm United Investment has launched a lawsuit against Bitmain, bitcoin.com, and Bitcoin ABC devs for allegedly taking control of bitcoin cash.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:30:12 +0000 by CoinDesk

Ether Price Now Down 94% from January’s Record High

The price of ether fell to 19-month lows just over $80 today and is now down 94% from its January peak.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:00:19 +0000 by CoinDesk

Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions

Payments giant Mastercard claims to have developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private using intermediary addresses.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00:06 +0000 by CoinDesk

When Bitcoin’s Price Breaks Down, It Follows a Pattern

When trying to predict the future price of bitcoin, it's impossible to do so without first looking at its past.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:00:05 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Drops Below $3.4K to Set a New 2018 Low

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has once again hit a fresh 2018 low below $3,350 amid a greater crypto market sell-off.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:48:21 +0000 by CoinDesk

SEC Again Delays Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF

The SEC has postponed its decision deadline on the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF to February 2019.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:07:01 +0000 by CoinDesk

Binance Launches Multi-Account Feature for Institutional Crypto Traders

Binance is launching sub-accounts, allowing institutional investors to create multiple accounts for different employees.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:00:20 +0000 by CoinDesk

ConsenSys Confirms Layoffs, Projecting 13% of Staff at Startups to Be Cut

In a statement shared Thursday, ConsenSys announced that it is letting go 13 percent of its staff.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:33:50 +0000 by CoinDesk

Morgan Creek Is Betting $1 Million That Crypto Can Beat the S&P

Morgan Creek Digital wants to echo Warren Buffett's famous bet by wagering $1 million that crypto will outperform the S&P 500 over 10 years.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:45:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bets Against Bitcoin’s Price Hit a 6-Week High

The pessimistic sentiment around bitcoin prices saw the number of shorts hit a six-week high on Thursday.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:45:11 +0000 by CoinDesk

Coinbase Wants to Own ‘BUIDL’ Trademark, Filing Reveals

A filing with the U.S.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:55:22 +0000 by CoinDesk