Category: BTC

Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental RightSince the birth of Bitcoin, crusaders fighting for the separation of money and state discovered a new payment tool that bypasses the nation state’s control over the monetary system. For over ten years now, lots of people have been using digital currencies to hide from prying eyes of governments in order to free themselves from […]

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The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

The New Bitcoin Banks Are HereA new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, […]

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PR: Cross Exchange Launches IEO

PR: Cross Exchange Launches IEOCROSS is a project aiming to develop an exchange platform that trades various digital assets globally including CROSS exchange for the coming digital asset and digital money society.

The value of CROSS (XCR) is to “provide a platform for exchanging all kinds of digital assets.”

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Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone

Markets Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Plunges Below the Fear ZoneCryptocurrency markets fell hard on August 21 following the $700 price drop bitcoin core (BTC) saw during the early morning trading sessions. Most digital assets have lost 2-8% in value as the overall market valuation of all 2,000+ coins has plunged to $263 billion. Crypto price movements have been following a trend of strong volatility, […]

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Indian Supreme Court Orders RBI to Answer Crypto Exchanges, New Date Set

Indian Supreme Court Orders RBI to Answer Crypto Exchanges, New Date SetAfter hearing the arguments against the banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail, the Indian supreme court directed the central bank to reply to the representations filed by crypto exchanges. Since the RBI has not adequately answered them, the court set a new date to resume hearing the case. Also read: […]

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PR: Kinesis Partners With Hardware Wallet Provider CoolbitX

PR: Kinesis Partners With Hardware Wallet Provider CoolbitXKinesis is proud to announce a partnership with CoolBitX Technology, the developers of the world’s first credit card-sized hardware wallet, the CoolWallet S. This partnership will enable Kinesis digital currencies, KAU (1-gram gold) and KAG (1-ounce silver), along with the Kinesis Velocity Token (KVT) to be stored on the CoolWallet S hardware wallet, along with other cryptocurrencies.

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High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin’s Accelerating Hashrate

High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin's Accelerating HashrateOn August 19, the combined SHA-256 hashrate between the BCH and BTC networks touched a massive high of over 91 exahash per second (EH/s). One notable contribution to today’s network hashrates is the manufacturing of next-generation mining rigs that produce a significant number of terahash. Currently, the top machine released this summer is Pangolin’s Microbt […]

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RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme Court

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme CourtThe Indian supreme court heard the case against the crypto banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail Tuesday. After many arguments challenging the RBI’s power over crypto were presented, the counsel for the central bank began making the case against cryptocurrency. Also read: RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in […]

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‘Amazon of Japan’ Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service

'Amazon of Japan' Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service, Others Following SuitRakuten, the “Amazon of Japan,” announced the launch of its new crypto exchange platform Monday, August 19, offering spot trading of crypto assets via a dedicated smartphone app. The e-commerce giant has been crypto-friendly for a while now, experimenting and investing in crypto payment systems since at least 2014, but with the launch of the […]

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Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Fails to Sway Crypto Community

Another person has attempted to claim the title of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. According to a blog post published on August 18, this new person aims to expose his “real-life identity” through a series of written memoirs. The final ‘reveal’ will allegedly give the public the true answers to the decade long mystery. […]

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Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

Philippines Growing More Crypto Friendly - A Look at Driving ForcesThere are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an active crypto community, and one of its largest banks has engaged in multiple crypto projects. Also […]

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How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin BankOn August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more than $7 billion under custody. Also Read: Hong Kong Protest Leader Hopes to […]

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Samsung Adds Bitcoin Support to Its Blockchain Keystore

Tech Giant Samsung Adds Bitcoin Support to the Blockchain KeystoreOn August 13, Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate, published the company’s new Blockchain Keystore SDK for developers and the latest release supports Bitcoin Core (BTC). The version follows Samsung’s previous Keystore release which only supported ETH and the ERC20 standard. Also Read: Exploring the SLP Token Universe Built on the Bitcoin Cash Chain Samsung […]

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Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital CurrenciesCentral banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. India has also included the digital rupee in the country’s draft cryptocurrency bill. Also […]

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Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash DonationsAlcor Life Extension Foundation has revealed the company is accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) donations. Alcor was convinced by Bitcoin.com’s executive chairman Roger Ver to add BCH acceptance, the same person who convinced Alcor to accept BTC payments via Bitpay back in 2014. The nonprofit organization is well known for its cryonics research and practices as […]

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RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in Indian Supreme Court Today

RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in Supreme Court TodayThe Indian supreme court resumed hearing the writ petitions against the banking restriction by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Wednesday. Many issues were discussed, ranging from the legality of the RBI action to the classification of crypto assets and how each country regulates them. Also read: India to Introduce Crypto […]

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Twitter Crypto Scammers Continue to Fly Under the Company’s Radar 

Twitter Crypto Scammers Continue to Fly Under the Company’s Radar Over the last two years, cryptocurrency scamming on social media has been prevalent. In January 2019, it was reported that crypto impersonation scams on Twitter raked in millions in cryptocurrencies from people pretending to be well known blockchain personalities. Now a new form of deception can be seen on the platform, as scammers are using […]

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How Bridging Blockchains Unlocks Value and Unites Crypto Tribes

How Bridging Blockchains Unlocks Value and Unites Crypto TribesInteroperability is a multisyllabic word for a multi-faceted problem. How do you get blockchains to communicate with one another? Until recently, there’s been no easy way to achieve this, leaving assets isolated and smart contract-powered dapps siloed on their respective protocols. Before crypto assets can take over the world, first they need to escape the […]

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Crypto Regulations Are Changing Worldwide to Comply With FATF Standards

Crypto Regulations Are Changing Worldwide to Comply With FATF StandardsGovernments worldwide are changing the way they regulate crypto assets to comply with the global cryptocurrency standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Some are amending existing laws, while others are creating a new system to cooperate and share data. Also read: China Publishes New Rankings of 37 Crypto Projects A New Crypto […]

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India Plans to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session – A Look at Community Responses

India to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session - A Look at Community ResponsesThe Indian government has submitted a draft crypto bill to the supreme court and expressed its intention to introduce the bill in the next parliament session. The court subsequently set a new date to hear the case relating to crypto regulation. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community has ramped up efforts to influence the government’s final […]

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US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin FuturesThe race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year. Also read: SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These […]

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Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Case in Depth Today

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Case in Depth TodayThe Indian supreme court finally heard the crypto case today after postponing it several times. The court addressed the government’s crypto policy as well as the writ petitions challenging the banking restriction by the central bank. The latter was heard in some detail while the former was further delayed at the request of the government. […]

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New Liberty Dollar Founder Subpoenaed in the Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

New Liberty Dollar Founder Subpoenaed in the Billion-Dollar Bitcoin LawsuitThe ongoing Kleiman v. Wright case saw expert testimony on Monday from the plaintiff’s cryptography specialist, alongside the defendant Craig Wright’s witness, Nchain CTO Steve Shadders. The court participants discussed parsing through 27,000 bitcoin addresses as well the Kleimans’ forensic expert finding discrepancies within specific documents and contracts between the two business partners. Moreover, it […]

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Indian Tax Authority Sends Probing Questions to Crypto Owners – Experts Weigh In

Indian Tax Authority Sends Probing Questions to Crypto Owners - Experts Weigh InAs the Indian government deliberates on the country’s crypto policy, the tax authority continues to send out letters with lengthy, probing questions to crypto owners. News.Bitcoin.com talked to industry experts to find out the implications of these letters, what people can do when receiving them, and how crypto assets are taxed in India. Also read: […]

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