Category: Blockchain

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

Lightning Network's Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research ShowsThe Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the […]

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SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token OfferingsThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification,” one of the two qualified issuers proclaims. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at […]

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PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment Product

PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment ProductCROWDLITOKEN AG pioneers and starts distribution of a digital bond – European retail investors benefit as well

For the first time in Europe, the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has approved the offering prospectus for a tokenised real estate investment product. CROWDLITOKEN AG is thus a pioneer for new financial innovations. The Security Token Offering (STO) is now running in European countries. By using blockchain technology, qualified and retail investors are enabled to invest in first-class real estate in Europe. Also the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has confirmed that no special regulatory approval is needed to market this new class of digital assets in Switzerland.

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How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary PolicyOn July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were left confused. Are we talking about crypto or biological weapons of mass […]

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Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own Gold-Backed Coin

Control of the U.S. dollar and the global financial system that depends on it gives the American government an incredibly powerful tool in shaping international affairs. As such, it is not surprising that its geopolitical rivals around the world will try to exploit the invention of cryptocurrency to take the USD down a peg. The […]

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How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your FriendsRoughly a year ago, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) debuted on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, giving anyone the ability to mint, store, receive, and send SLP tokens. Since then there’s been a ton of tokens created on the BCH network as the simplicity of the system outpaces tokens built on alternative chains like ERC20s […]

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Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate Worldwide

Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate WorldwideBitcoin ATMs are not currently governed by EU money laundering regulations, and arrests coordinated by Spanish police and Europol in May are bringing new focus to this loophole. A group of eight Spanish and Latin American individuals have been arrested, along with several of their associates, for using crypto ATMs to fund drug traffickers in […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Wallet Joins Blockchain Consortium FIO

PR: Bitcoin.com Wallet Joins Blockchain Consortium FIOBitcoin.com wallet, the official wallet of Bitcoin.com, has joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) in a move that will assist the wave of new users who are expected to join cryptocurrency markets as a result of June’s recent coin and token price increase.

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Complete Indian Draft Crypto Bill Leaked – Experts Weigh In

A Complete Indian Draft Crypto Bill Leaked - Experts Weigh InA draft cryptocurrency bill for India has been leaked in full, but details of the bill have raised some questions. News.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of experts in the field who shared their analyses of the bill’s content and its implications on the Indian crypto industry. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade Discussions

Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade DiscussionsAnother week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting merchants were onboarded. Also Read: […]

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Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

Diamonds and the Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has 'Intrinsic Value' in EconomicsThe U.S. Treasury Department has just issued an urgent letter requesting a lift on the debt ceiling, warning Congress of imminent financial collision in September as federal cash is running out. Though this scenario has played out many times before, it takes on special significance now in light of president Trump’s recent comments about bitcoin, […]

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PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto LendingBy John Yearwood Cred Correspondent Amid a dramatic Bitcoin bull run, two of the most influential names in the blockchain finance industry have launched a platform to expand global lending and earning on investments in cryptocurrency. The partnership between Bitcoin.com and Cred allows Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10 percent interest on Bitcoin and […]

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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Businesses around the world continue to adopt bitcoin cash as a payment method and an exchange adds support for trading BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update hosted by Roger Ver on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com Bitcoin Cash […]

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How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

US Bill 'Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Discussion Draft Targets Facebook's LibraFacebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to […]

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PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global MarketAbu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange, Matrix Exchange announced on July 12 that it has received an In-Principle Approval (IPA) from by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a crypto asset exchange and custodian in ADGM.

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Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border of Venezuela, giving refugees from […]

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network CongestionOn July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.” Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats UpThis week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give market leaders Bitmex and Deribit […]

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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses. Also read: G20 […]

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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country Affirming Its Currency StatusCryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation to free crypto-fiat transactions from […]

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Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

Iran’s Central Bank Will Allow Bitcoin Mining Operations as Miners Flock to the Oil-Rich NationAccording to regional reports, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is planning to allow licensed cryptocurrency mining as long as operations are charged for electricity based on the price of export. The CBI governor, Abdol Nasser Hemmati, explained that mined cryptocurrencies should flow back into the Iranian economy. Also read: Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to […]

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‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

'Zimdollar' Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency FloundersP2P bitcoin trade is surging in Zimbabwe via mobile exchange platforms like Ecocash, despite recent government efforts to curb the use of competing currencies locally. As of June 24, the reinstated Zimbabwe dollar (formerly RTGS dollar) is now the only recognized currency in the economically embattled southern African country. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube sees the […]

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Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Are you a cryptocurrency user and rugby fan who’s always dreamed of going to the World Cup? Here’s your chance to win tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, including flights and accommodation, in an exclusive competition at Games.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange SIX How to […]

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What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

What Are US Dollars Used For, President Trump? - The Gun Money Known as USDDonald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again, and this time he’s talking about bitcoin and the superiority of the United States dollar. Bashing lack of regulation and potential for criminal activity inherent to crypto, Trump claims the U.S. fiat will always be the strongest currency in the world. As empirical evidence goes, however, it’s […]

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