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China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial Sector

[China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial Sector]Keeping the focus on blockchain development, banking authorities in China have issued a set of rules pertaining to the secure application of crypto-related technologies in the financial sphere.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:45:19 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Lightning Solves Bitcoin’s Speed Problem, But Watch Out for Fraudsters

Lightning-based fiat-bitcoin systems could popularize crypto payments, as long as fraud and bitcoin's non-reversibility don't get in the way.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Crypto Exchanges Need Common Messaging to Comply With Travel Rule

From ATMs to cargo containers, standards make global commerce work.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:39:48 +0000 by CoinDesk

Flipstarter Reveals Eatbch and BCH Development Funding Goals – Blog Post Receives $2k in Tips

[Flipstarter Reveals Eatbch and BCH Development Funding Goals - Blog Post Receives $2k in Tips]On Sunday, developers of the Flipstarter.cash project announced the start of private testing for the platform’s BCH assurance contracts and the team also revealed the first two funding projects.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 02:45:06 +0000 by Bitcoin News

CoolBitX Raises $16.7M to Make Crypto More Bank-Friendly

In 2020, the startup’s focus is on new products and features that comply with new rules from the Financial Action Task Force.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 01:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Halving Will Drop Inflation Rate Lower Than Central Banks’ 2% Target Reference

When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin, the creator designed the protocol to be an inflationary currency, one that is predictable as bitcoin’s inflation always decreases every four years.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:45:53 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Justin Sun Bought Steemit. Steem Moved to Limit His Power

The people who run the Steem blockchain executed a reversible soft fork Sunday, over concerns about Steemit's new owner.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:01:26 +0000 by CoinDesk

Secretive Digital Fiat Project Emerges With New Partner as CBDC Chatter Grows

Fnality, a high-profile digital fiat project backed by 14 big-name financial institutions, is teaming with the ConsenSys-backed Adhara.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:00:29 +0000 by CoinDesk

Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun

[Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun]“I don’t have any bitcoin.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:45:09 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Caitlin Long on Coronavirus, Crypto Custody and Building a Bank

A new crypto bank tries to address some of the most fundamental issues for institutions who want to get into the space.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:10:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Create a Crypto License

New Jersey Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez has introduced a licensing regime for crypto businesses, authorizing the state banking regulator to oversee the space.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:15:36 +0000 by CoinDesk

CME Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits 2020 Low – That’s a Bullish Sign

Daily trading volume in bitcoin (BTC) futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) dropped to year-to-date lows on Friday.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:32:38 +0000 by CoinDesk

US Develops Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program Targeting P2P Sites, Forums, Darknet Markets

[US Develops Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program Targeting P2P Sites, Forums, Darknet Markets]The U.S.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:27:27 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Crypto News Roundup for Feb. 24, 2020

With the price of bitcoin repeatedly breaching and then retreating from the psychologically important $10,000 level, Markets Daily is back with another time crypto news roundup.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

G-20 Urges Countries to Adopt Tough FATF Rules on Cryptocurrencies

FATF's guidance compels crypto exchanges to share user data with one another.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Blockchain Pioneer Caitlin Long to Build Crypto Bank in Wyoming

A Wyoming corporation founded by Caitlin Long is preparing to apply for a special purpose depository institution (SPDI) charter with the state’s division of banking.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:00:02 +0000 by CoinDesk

SEC to Decide the Fate of Another Bitcoin ETF Proposal This Week

The SEC is poised to rule on another bitcoin ETF application this week.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

How to Anonymously Buy Bitcoin Online and in Person

[How to Anonymously Buy Bitcoin]Buying bitcoin is a bit like buying contraception: it’s a basic human right, you should be entitled to do so privately, and it’s nobody’s business what you plan to do with it.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:22:33 +0000 by Bitcoin News

How to Protect Bitcoin for Your Heirs With the Push of a ‘Dead Man’s Button’

What happens to your bitcoin after you die?

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

Blockchain Can Help UK Savers Recover $48B in Unclaimed Pensions, Says R3

Blockchain solutions based on R3's tech will make it easier for users to verify their identities and claim lost pension funds, the firm says.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:20:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

‘Crucial’ for Central Banks to Consider Digital Currencies: Bank of England Exec

Governments need to research digital currencies so they can strike a balance with private issuers, said the BoE's chief cashier.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:50:57 +0000 by CoinDesk

$10K Proving a Tough Nut to Crack for Bitcoin’s Bulls

Bitcoin needs to break past the session high of $10,028 to revive the immediate bullish setup.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:21:02 +0000 by CoinDesk

Binance Now Supports Deposits and Withdrawals in Hong-Kong Dollars

The exchange has opened a fiat gateway for Hong Kong dollars, serving a jurisdiction in which banking services for crypto firms are notoriously tough to find.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:46:01 +0000 by CoinDesk

China Has Many Strategic Reasons to Invest in Blockchain

From stopping double-lending in its credit industry to an escape from dollar hegemony, China has every reason in the world to invest in blockchain.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0000 by CoinDesk

New ‘Simpsons’ Episode Features Jim Parsons Giving a Crypto Explainer for the Masses

The latest episode of "The Simpsons" breaks down the complex world of cryptocurrencies, with some success.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:36:48 +0000 by CoinDesk

G20 Kicks Off 2020 Discussion on Cryptocurrencies — Urges Countries to Apply FATF Standards

[G20 Kicks Off 2020 Discussion on Cryptocurrencies — Urges Countries to Apply FATF Standards]The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors had their first 2020 meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 05:50:23 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on Facebook

[Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on Facebook]Facebook’s coin project, Libra, continues to draw attention despite setbacks, including a shrinking pool of backers and a growing number of worried regulators.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:50:55 +0000 by Bitcoin News

IOTA Network Down for 11 Days – Devs Claim Mainnet Will Be Operational Next Month

[IOTA Network Down for 11 Days - Devs Claim Mainnet Will be Operational Next Month]The IOTA network has been down for approximately 11 days and the IOTA Foundation doesn’t expect the mainnet to be reactivated until March 2.

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:50:06 +0000 by Bitcoin News

$30M Bitcoin Cash ‘SIM Hack’ Sparks Wild Crypto Tales With Vague Sources

[$30M Bitcoin Cash SIM Hack Rumor Sparks Wild Crypto Tales With Vague Sources]On February 21, the crypto Twitter commentator Dovey Wan published a series of tweets about an alleged SIM card hack that purportedly saw the loss of $30 million in bitcoin cash.

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:50:54 +0000 by Bitcoin News