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Iran, Hong Kong, India: Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second Realms’

Iran, Hong Kong, India - Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second Realms’What is the second realm? It’s both an abstract and concrete “place” parallel to here, where temporary autonomous zones (TAZ) provide a chance to escape the burning surveillance spotlight of the state and brutal law enforcement culture, and allow for at least temporary exercises of human rights and freedom. A TAZ may allow for free […]

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Iran, Hong Kong, India: Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second Realms’

Iran, Hong Kong, India - Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second Realms’What is the second realm? It’s both an abstract and concrete “place” parallel to here, where temporary autonomous zones (TAZ) provide a chance to escape the burning surveillance spotlight of the state and brutal law enforcement culture, and allow for at least temporary exercises of human rights and freedom. A TAZ may allow for free […]

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German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New Law

German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New LawFintech companies in the Federal Republic are quickly moving to develop and offer custodial solutions for digital assets under the new German legislation that will allow banks to store, transfer and trade cryptocurrencies next year. Berlin-based Solarisbank has established a subsidiary that will focus exclusively on the niche. The new entity and another German startup, […]

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Mining Report Shows 65% of Bitcoin’s Hashpower Stems From China

Mining Report Shows 65% of Bitcoin's Hashpower Stems from ChinaAs the end of 2019 approaches, Coinshares Research has published its bi-annual mining report that contains informative research and observations about the bitcoin mining industry. Since Coinshare’s last report published in June, BTC’s hashrate grew by 50 exahash per second (EH/s) and the firm believes a decent portion of the power stems from China. Also […]

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NY Regulator Proposes Relaxing New Coin Listing Requirements

NY Regulator Proposes Relaxing New Coin Listing RequirementsThe New York State Department of Financial Services, the Bitlicense regulator, has published a proposed framework for licensed companies seeking to list new coins. This is the first time the regulator has proposed changes to its crypto regulation in five years. Among the changes, licensees will be able to self-certify the compliance of their new […]

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IDEG Reports Launch of New Bitcoin Trusts in Asia With Coinbase as Custodian

IDEG Reports Launch of New Bitcoin Trusts in Asia With Coinbase as CustodianAccording to a recent press release from IDEG Investment Limited, “Asia’s First Bitcoin Trusts” have been launched “as a traditional and comfortable way for ‘old money’ to invest in digital assets.” The two trusts, Asia Bitcoin Trust I and Atlas Mining Trust I, reportedly allow for investors to gain wrapped exposure to bitcoin and to […]

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BRD’s Adam Traidman on New Products, Crypto Adoption, and Banking the Unbanked Into 2020

BRD's Adam Traidman on New Products, Crypto Adoption, and Banking the Unbanked into 2020Breadwallet, later known as Bread, and now just as BRD, was the first crypto wallet in the App Store in 2014. Its non-custodial, open source and user-friendly nature saw it become very popular, now with nearly 3 million users worldwide. CEO Adam Traidman took some time to field questions from news.Bitcoin.com this week, detailing BRD’s […]

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Denmark’s Tax Authority Sends Warning Letters to 20,000 Crypto Owners

Denmark's Tax Authority Sends Warning Letters to 20,000 Crypto OwnersThe tax authority of Denmark has reportedly sent out warning letters to 20,000 crypto owners asking them to amend their tax returns, pay taxes on crypto gains, or face penalties. The tax agency is demanding a full breakdown of their crypto transactions; it recently obtained information on these traders from three local crypto exchanges. Also […]

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Italians Love Cash But Are Growing Fond of Crypto, New Stats Suggest

Italians Love Cash But Are Growing Fond of Crypto, New Stats SuggestItaly, one of the world’s largest economies, has faced plenty of financial challenges in the past decade. That’s probably one of the reasons why cryptocurrencies have been faring better there than in other European countries. Italians love cash but are also warming up to its decentralized digital alternative. The number of businesses accepting crypto payments […]

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The Coolest Jobs in Crypto

The Coolest Jobs in CryptoMeme Lord. Street artist. Unique startup founder. Feeder of the hungry. There’s no end to the amount of cool jobs in crypto, and new uses for decentralized, peer-to-peer cash are limited only by the bounds of one’s imagination. Whether finding new and innovative solutions for longstanding societal or technological problems, just having fun, or both, […]

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China Releases Year-End Crypto Rankings

China Releases Year-End Crypto RankingsChina’s Center for Information and Industry Development has published its year-end crypto project rankings. Thirty-five projects were evaluated and ranked overall as well as in three separate categories. Bitcoin has risen in ranking while EOS remains China’s favorite. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Year-End Crypto Rankings The Center […]

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23 Days Until a Bonded Courier Supposedly Delivers Keys to $8 Billion in BTC

23 Days Left Until a Bonded Courier Supposedly Delivers Keys to $8 Billion in BTCIn 23 days, the infamous self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright will allegedly receive 1,100,111 BTC from a trust purportedly held in Seychelles. In fact, many Wright supporters and BSV proponents wholeheartedly believe Wright will “gain complete ownership of the trust,” and to a few of these individuals, the funds could be used to bring the […]

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IRS Now Requires Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Activities

IRS Now Requires Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto ActivitiesThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finalized and put in use a new tax form that requires crypto owners to declare whether they received, bought, sold, exchanged, or acquired any cryptocurrencies in 2019. Tax experts are frustrated at the vagueness of the tax agency, with some questioning whether the answers would increase the chances […]

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Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to ‘C-‘ Due to Centralization – How Other Coins Measure Up

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to 'C-' Due to Centralization - How Other Coins Measure UpWeiss Ratings has downgraded EOS once again, taking its ranking from a B to a C-. The group cites “failure to decentralize,” “misallocation of resources,” and a congested network as reasons for the fall in rank. “Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data,” the group claims. In this article […]

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Buy Presents or a Christmas Trip Using Gift Cards Purchased With Crypto

Buy Presents or a Christmas Trip Using Gift Cards Purchased With CryptoGift cards have become a popular payment tool for cryptocurrency users. Plenty of platforms now offer a wide variety of cards which can be purchased with your digital coins. You can use them to buy just about any product or service from major and small retailers, order food and drinks, or book a flight. And […]

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The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

The Crypto Anarchist ManifestoA specter is haunting the modern world, the specter of crypto anarchy. Computer technology is on the verge of providing the ability for individuals and groups to communicate and interact with each other in a totally anonymous manner. Two persons may exchange messages, conduct business, and negotiate electronic contracts without ever knowing the True Name, […]

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Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Exchange Live for All Traders in Germany

Börse Stuttgart's Crypto Exchange Now Live for All Traders in GermanyGermany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, has opened up its cryptocurrency trading platform to all interested traders in the country. This move follows the passing of a bill allowing banks in Germany to sell and hold cryptocurrencies for their clients starting next year. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Germany to Let Banks Sell and Store […]

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Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About BitcoinUtilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared […]

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

ASIC Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPOEbang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]

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ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial IlliteracyEuropean Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as […]

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RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital CurrencyThe governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto […]

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The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

The Fed's Money Creation System Fuels One of the Biggest Heists in HistorySince mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve […]

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Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs Worldwide

Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs WorldwideBanks worldwide have announced major job cuts this year. Globally, 75,700 jobs are reportedly being eliminated, with the most recent announcement coming from Italy’s largest bank. Unicredit has become the latest major bank to unveil layoff plans, joining Deutsche Bank, Santander, Commerzbank, HSBC, and more. The negative interest rate environment and slowing economies have forced […]

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