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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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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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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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BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support and Developer Congress

BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support, and a Developer CongressThe last seven days have been busy within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem with a slew of announcements and developments. Kraken exchange recently added the BCH-based Cashaddr address format and Coinbase open-sourced a utility that makes it easy to convert between Base58 and Cashaddr addresses. Additionally, the New Hampshire-based Anypay payment processor is bolstering merchant adoption […]

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PR: Evercoin Announces $1M Pre-Seed Financing With gumi Cryptos and Prominent Blockchain and Open Source Pioneers

PR: Evercoin Announces $1M Pre-Seed Financing With gumi Cryptos and Prominent Blockchain and Open Source PioneersSan Francisco, CA – Evercoin announced today $1M in pre-seed stage financing from gumi Cryptos and prominent Blockchain and Open Source pioneers.

Investors in this round include:

Gumi Cryptos Capital
Roger Ver — Founder, Executive Chairman of Bitcoin.com
Ross Mason — Founder of MuleSoft (sold to Salesforce.com)
Marc Fleury — Founder, CEO of JBoss Open Source (sold to Redhat)
John Pigott — Founder, CEO of the ABE Exchange
Eman Pulis — Founder, CEO of Malta Blockchain Summit

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Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading PairsThe global cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid has announced the release of its new BCH/USDC trading pairs allowing anyone to swap bitcoin cash for the popular stablecoin USDC. Moreover, Liquid users will soon be able to connect their accounts to Bitcoin.com’s new Bitcoin Cash Register app and receive USDC directly. Also read: A Complete A-Z of […]

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How to Invest in Cryptocurrency Without Worrying About Volatility

How to Invest in Cryptocurrency Without Having to Worry About VolatilitySeeing the value of your portfolio fluctuating can keep you up at night or push you to sell when prices are low, especially in a fast moving market like cryptocurrency. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate that. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Development Fund Receives Massive Support Use Dollar Cost Averaging to Handle Volatility Dollar cost […]

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Coinbase Launches Crypto Debit Card in 6 European Countries

Coinbase Launches Its Crypto Debit Card in Six European CountriesCoinbase Card is being made available in six new countries across Europe. The service enables users to spend their digital funds in-store and online, supporting all crypto assets available to trade on the Coinbase platform such as bitcoin cash. Also Read: How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash Coinbase Card Expands Across […]

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How to Use a Physical Security Key to Safeguard Your Exchange Account

If you are keeping funds on a cryptocurrency platform such as a centralized exchange it is highly advisable you make sure your accounts are as safe as possible. Using a physical security key can greatly help with this as well as safeguarding other private services such as email and cloud storage. Also Read: Israeli Supreme […]

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Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Heresy: Questioning Blockstream on Twitter About an Alleged Conflict of InterestCrypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

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Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After the Crypto WinterOver the last few weeks, bitcoin cash (BCH) and the network itself have been shining brightly after a year of bearish sentiment and the blockchain split last November. Most notably, this month BCH has shown a significant increase in daily transactions, the price has doubled, and today the network has produced the second highest value […]

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Interesting-Paying Crypto Accounts Are This Year’s Leading Trend

Interesting-Paying Crypto Accounts Are This Year’s Dominant Trend2019 has witnessed a Cambrian explosion of crypto interest schemes. Previously, the only way to make a passive income on your cryptocurrency was through hodling and hoping it would rise in dollar terms, or to operate a masternode for a dubious altcoin. Today’s investors have it a whole lot easier thanks to a string of […]

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In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates

In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase UpdatesIn this edition of The Daily we cover a regulated exchange that is starting to list security tokens, a new tool for accountants serving cryptocurrency users, and Coinbase linking its platform and wallet app in addition to adding XLM trading on Coinbase Pro. Also Read: Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use It for Payments […]

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Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish on the Future of Cryptos

Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish About the Future of CryptosIt’s been a long crypto winter, but according to a recent survey, consumers and investors are still positive about the long term value of leading cryptocurrencies. Researchers from the FINRA-registered broker Sharespost emphasize that people have recently become more optimistic about digital assets and plan to increase their holdings. Also read: An In-Depth Look at […]

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In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange

In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia ExchangeIn this edition of The Daily we cover the next step in the crypto strategy of the Opera browser, a new tax reporting tool for major cryptocurrency investors from EY, a response from Coinbase’s former surveillance partner Elliptic, and an update on hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia. Also Read: Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash […]

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A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance Companies

A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance CompaniesBlockchain analysis is big business. The U.S. government alone has spent $6 million on transaction mapping tools, while cryptocurrency exchanges routinely partner with compliance companies that promise to track and trace the origin of customer funds. Hated by many bitcoiners, blockchain forensics is a controversial field with a plethora of players. The following analysis shines […]

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Coinbase Severs Ties With Hacking Team Members While Data-Sharing Backlash Intensifies

Coinbase Backlash Intensifies Amidst Data-Sharing ConcernsCoinbase has been trending on crypto Twitter all week, but for all the wrong reasons. The #DeleteCoinbase hashtag has circulated on account of the dubious practices of Neutrino, the blockchain surveillance team it acquired. Now, the California-based exchange has bowed to public pressure and severed ties with key members of the Neutrino team. Also read: […]

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In the Daily: Fidelity Investments, London Stock Exchange Group, Sofi

In this edition of The Daily we feature a number of traditional financial companies that are stepping into the crypto assets world. Fidelity Investments backs Coin Metrics, London Stock Exchange Group funds tokenization platform Nivaura and Sofi is set to add crypto support. Also Read: Top Business School in India to Offer Advanced Blockchain Program […]

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Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice ActimizeOn Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange […]

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Coinbase Reveals Its Procedure for Handling Contentious Forks

Coinbase Reveals How the Exchange Manages Contentious ForksOn Feb. 20, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase gave the public an inside look at how the company deals with contentious forks. Coinbase engineer Breck Stodghill specifically discussed how the trading platform dealt with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) split on November 15, 2018. Also read: ‘Bitcoin Killer’ Onecoin Is Ashes But Investigations Continue to […]

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Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash SupportCoinbase announced on Tuesday that users of its wallet app can now directly store their bitcoin cash. The app update will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Both Cashaddr and legacy address formats are supported alongside Bitcoin Cash Testnet for developers. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades […]

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Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company NeutrinoCoinbase has acquired the cryptocurrency surveillance company Neutrino, whose team will be joining the American exchange’s European operation. The Milan, Italy-based startup develops blockchain intelligence platforms for crypto companies as well as law enforcement agencies. Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 Coinbase Acquires Neutrino Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced […]

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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Crypto Card Users in the U.S. Left With Scarce Options as Shift Card Sunsets ServicesU.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More […]

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In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App Update

In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App UpdateIn this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has paid out a bug bounty of $30,000 for a critical vulnerability. Also, Tradingview has launched a new crypto dashboard allowing traders to track developments in the cryptocurrency markets and digital asset trading platform Bitfinex has released a new version of its mobile app. Also read: […]

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