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Bakkt Regulated Bitcoin Futures Now Live on Major Exchange

Bakkt Regulated Bitcoin Futures Now Live on Major ExchangeTrading is now live for Bakkt’s regulated, physically-delivered daily and monthly bitcoin futures, with the first trade executed at 8:02 pm ET on Sunday. Customers’ bitcoins are stored in the Bakkt Warehouse, a qualified custodian, regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Bakkt is powered by Intercontinental Exchange, owner of the New […]

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Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not Terrorism

Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not TerrorismNew, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market. With soldiers and weapons “of […]

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How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects

How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some Negative Effects of BrexitBrexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels are trying to separate with […]

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How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter Responds

How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter RespondsEverybody loves a story. When it comes to how people first got into cryptocurrency, there’s no exception. Crypto Twitter (CT) is full of humorous, thought-provoking, and unexpected tales of diving down the Satoshi rabbit hole, and the reasons for entering the space are as diverse as the people themselves. Also Read: North Korea Plans to […]

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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto CapabilitiesNews of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Also […]

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North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions

North Korea Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic SanctionsA North Korean official claims that a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cryptocurrency is on the horizon. According to a delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations, Alejandro Cao de Benós, the country plans to forge a token backed by a physical commodity like gold and the digital asset’s main purpose will be used […]

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Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone

Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic ZoneThe special economic zone in the Philippines known for its crypto friendliness is undergoing some changes. Government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is investigating a case involving one of its licensed crypto exchanges after a tip from the Chinese government. The authority has also issued new directives to all of its licensees, including 40 crypto […]

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Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’

Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) subcontractor Edward Snowden is being sued by the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his latest memoir. The agency won’t stop Metropolitan Books from publishing Snowden’s new book but the government will take the revenue he earns from the memoir instead. Following the book publishing fiasco, Snowden said that the […]

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10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto Owners

10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto OwnersWhile tax laws on cryptocurrency vary by jurisdiction, there are many useful tools to help you calculate crypto taxes, lower your tax liabilities, and simplify your filing — no matter where you are. Many of them work globally, supporting tax forms of multiple countries, and can import data directly from all major crypto exchanges. Also […]

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Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence Regulation

Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence RegulationThe Indian crypto community has made progress towards influencing the government’s crypto policies. Some industry leaders have met with an influential lawmaker who has agreed to help bring about positive crypto regulation in the country. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a Boost Parliament Member Agrees to Help […]

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European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

European Countries Step Up Their Responses to Facebook’s LibraThe European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who […]

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Why Trump’s Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for Bitcoin

Nature Abhors a Vacuum - Why Trump's Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for BitcoinIn a recent tweet, U.S. president Donald Trump delved into an explosive, all-caps-loaded mini-rant about the necessity of getting “interest rates down to ZERO, or less.” The bombastic politician stressed the need for America to refinance its debt, trailing off with some superficially conservative speak about the U.S. and its “great currency, power, and balance […]

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted ChinaCrypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal to send or receive over $50,000 in fiat money without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that transferring money can […]

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PR: Sportsbet.io and Watford FC Drive Bitcoin Awareness

PR: Sportsbet.io & Watford FC Drive Bitcoin AwarenessThe Bitcoin logo (₿) will appear on the shirt sleeve of Premier League football club Watford this season, as part of an educational drive led by the innovative sports betting brand Sportsbet.io.

The logo is part of a wider campaign to improve awareness around Bitcoin and educate the public on the benefits of using cryptocurrencies.

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Crypto’s Forgotten Altcoins Re-Emerge: A Look at What’s Happening

Crypto's Forgotten Altcoins Re-Emerge: A Look at What's HappeningDuring the crypto bull market of 2017, everybody was happy. It wasn’t just the BTC maximalists, BCH enthusiasts, or proponents of ETH. Privacy coins like monero were doing great, and even charity-supporting “comic relief” coins like doge were riding high. Since that enchanted time, however, the diverse class of tokens known as altcoins has somehow […]

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Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto Regulation

Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto RegulationA member of the upper house of the Indian parliament has given the crypto community some advice on what can be done to influence the government’s crypto decisions. He encourages anyone to reach out to him and discuss their concerns, including issues related to the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies in India. His words and […]

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Government Hates Crypto Because It Empowers the People, Not Because It’s Used for Crime

Government Hates Crypto Because It Empowers the People, Not Because It's Used for CrimeA recent article from MIT Technology Review has leveraged a somewhat sensationalist headline to stir up fear about bitcoin and crypto. The article, written about a “hidden” government weapon to be deployed against Bitcoin, references September 3 senate subcommittee testimony by Washington D.C. consulting firm Financial Integrity Network. In the testimony, Vice President of the […]

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India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a Boost

India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a BoostOne of the most popular reality TV shows in India called Kaun Banega Crorepati, based on the show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ has just given crypto a boost. A contestant on the show was asked a question about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and the show’s host, Amitabh Bachchan, proceeded to explain what cryptocurrencies are […]

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Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New Services

Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New ServicesBanking, in the traditional sense of the term, has become a financial burden for account holders in regions where the era of subzero interest rates has already set in. European nations like Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Eurozone countries have been in negative territory for some time, and banks there have started passing the burden to […]

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Stablecoins and Exchange Coins – What’s the Difference From the Ol’ Corporate Bond?

Stablecoins and Exchange Coins - What's the Difference From the Ol' Corporate Bond?A new weekly record was set last week in global corporate bond sales, with investors grabbing hold of around $140 billion in new bonds according to data from Dealogic. This occurs against a backdrop of negative yielding debt, and the meteoric rise in popularity of stablecoins and exchange-native tokens across the crypto space. The near […]

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10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto Users

10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto UsersThere are many different browser extensions or plugins that benefit cryptocurrency users, ranging from price trackers and wallets to those that help crypto users with security and privacy. Bitcoin.com has produced a video, listing 10 of the most useful browser extensions with explanations of how they can help crypto users. Also read: Central Banks Worldwide […]

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The 3 Top Drivers of Crypto Adoption – BCH City Wrap-Up

The 3 Top Drivers of Crypto Adoption - BCH City Wrap-UpWith Townsville, Australia’s Bitcoin Cash City conference and related post-conference events now all wrapped up, participants are heading home to get back to the grind. As such, it stands to take a look at the conference as a whole and BCH adoption in and beyond the land of Oz, which is fueled by three critical […]

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You Can Buy a Dream Car With Bitcoin Cash at Autocoincars.com

You Can Buy a Dream Car With Bitcoin Cash at Autocoincars.comBuying a new car is always a thrill. Purchasing a luxury vehicle, a roadster or a classic even more so. But such an enjoyable acquisition is usually accompanied by time consuming formalities. When all you want is to sit behind the wheel as soon as possible, these additional steps can be a nuisance for most […]

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