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BitOrb Exchange Raises $6.4 Million

BitOrb Exchange Raises $6.4 MillionThe BitOrb Exchange has successfully secured its funding round, raising a total of USD 6.4m. The round was led by the W-Rex Algo Trading Platform a product of the Wota Group.Additionally, the Wota Group will act as a strategic partner and help the BitOrb Exchange grow its network of traders, user acquisition and advise on other key strategic decisions.

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OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin FundA commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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Satoshi ‘Nakamolto’ Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable Claims

Bitcoin's Satoshi 'Nakamolto' Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable ClaimsA viral video taken at a Las Vegas event has put self-claimed “Bitcoin co-founder” Jörg Molt in the spotlight this past week. A Twitter user in the space known for hair trigger accusations calls Molt a scammer in the video, and Molt proceeds to knock off the guy’s baseball cap. Amusing as the sophomoric dumpster […]

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23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency RequirementsTwenty-three leading central banks participated in an in-depth survey on their digital currency developments and requirements, including fungibility, convertibility, and availability. They also discussed the timeframe for issuing consumer-ready central bank digital currencies and divulged their greatest concerns about implementing them. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The First […]

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Andrew Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’ Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s Unethical

Andrew Yang’s 'Freedom Dividend' Plan Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s UnethicalAndrew Yang has taken to Twitter in dynamic fashion as of late, advertising his universal basic income (UBI) proposal known as the “Freedom Dividend.” While throwing money at people out of pocket always generates a buzz, there’s a mathematically and ethically broken side to the plan few are talking about. Also Read: Do You Know […]

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ACIF – Asia Crypto Investment Forum Joins Thailand Blockchain Week

ACIF - Asia Crypto Investment Forum Joins Thailand Blockchain WeekACIF, Asia Crypto Investment Forum hosted by Hashcube, will hold its first meetup at The InterContinental Bangkok, as part of Blockchain Thailand Week, to discuss the future of crypto investments.

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Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on Nasdaq

Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on NasdaqMining rig manufacturer Canaan has filed for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million on the Nasdaq Global Market. Prior to this filing, the company had also attempted to go public in Hong Kong and China. Credit Suisse and Citigroup are among its underwriters. Also read: 4 New High-Powered […]

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Speculation Abounds Over the Cause of Bitcoin’s Recent Rally

How the Recent Crypto Rally Compares With Previous Bull RunsCrypto’s most recent bull run began last Friday, October 25, after a significant plunge in prices just days earlier that had some prognosticators worried about a return to late 2018 and early 2019’s bleak crypto winter. Since the recent spike, prices have held relatively steady, suggesting this rally is not just a flash in the […]

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China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain

China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes BlockchainChina has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has continued to evaluate and rank crypto projects, and the central bank is […]

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Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive Sentiments

Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive SentimentsCryptocurrency trading volumes in India have accelerated despite regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Global trading platforms and service providers have also been expanding their operations to serve Indian users. Also read: Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should Avoid Strong Trading Volume Growth Banking services may be restricted […]

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Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?

Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?Blockchain development has kind of become an element of the party line in the world’s largest officially communist state. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, recently told a Politburo meeting that the People’s Republic has to gain an edge in the emerging field. Some say Xi’s statement brought back the […]

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Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should Avoid

Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should AvoidThere are many pitfalls one can easily get caught in when using, storing, investing or trading cryptocurrencies. While some mistakes could cost you a fortune, most of the common ones can easily be avoided. Bitcoin.com has produced a video featuring the top seven deadly mistakes crypto owners should avoid. Also read: ‘No-Deal Brexit Huge Positive […]

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Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings

Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token OfferingsRecognizing that businesses are seeking alternative ways to raise capital other than bank lending, the Bank of Lithuania has issued new guidelines on security token offerings. The goal is to clarify applicable rules without introducing more regulations. Also read: Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates Guidelines Aiming to Avoid More […]

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Tax Form to Report Revenues From Cryptocurrency Trading Issued in Poland

Tax Form to Report Revenues From Cryptocurrency Trading Issued in PolandAuthorities in Poland have clarified the taxation of revenues received from cryptocurrency exchange transactions. The Ministry of Finance has recently published a 2019 tax form that has a dedicated section where taxpayers are expected to declare separately proceeds from crypto trading. Also read: Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates Polish […]

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McKinsey: Majority of Banks May Not Be Economically Viable

McKinsey: Majority of Banks Globally May Not Be Economically ViableManagement consulting firm McKinsey & Company has published a global banking review and found that a majority of banks worldwide may not be economically viable. More than half of them still do not generate their cost of equity 10 years after the crisis and may not survive an economic downturn. Also read: FATF Starts Checking […]

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State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a Must

State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a MustThe chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) has spoken in favor of cryptocurrency regulation in an interview. He believes that it is necessary to regulate cryptocurrencies. Last week, the chairman attended IMF meetings in Washington, D.C., with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives […]

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Lebanese Protestors Gather at Central Bank as Financial Lockout Continues

Lebanese Protestors Gather at Central Bank as Financial Lockout ContinuesSince the beginning of widespread protests in Lebanon last week, banks and lending institutions have remained closed, fueling fears of an impending nationwide cash crisis. Attempts to assuage the concerns of suffering individuals without money or options are not proving effective, as officials scramble to address the situation against a backdrop of alleged political embezzlement […]

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Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates

Mario Draghi Leaves ECB Without Ever Raising Interest RatesPreparing for a change at the top, the European Central Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold and at their all-time lows. Mario Draghi, who had his last monetary policy meeting as president of the ECB, is leaving after an eight-year term during which key rates were never raised. At the subsequent press […]

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How Fiat Money Fails: Deconstructing the Government’s Paper-Thin Promise

How Fiat Money Fails: An Overview of Government's Paper-Thin PromiseFiat money has a surprisingly short lifespan. The almighty U.S. dollar currently serving as world reserve currency is not exempted, in spite of all proclamation that it cannot fail. Throughout history, fiat money has failed over and over again, where sound assets like gold have survived. Ruling out acts of god and unforeseen circumstance, the […]

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Bank Crisis Spreads in India – Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court Denial

Bank Crisis Spreads in India - Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court DenialThe Indian banking sector is facing multiple challenges. Customers of several cooperative banks are still struggling to withdraw their money, and deaths have been reported in connection with withdrawal restrictions. Meanwhile, some 300,000 state-run bank employees are on strike against what the bank unions call “cold-blooded murder of six banks.” Also read: Indian Finance Minister […]

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How Cryptocurrency Developers Can Earn Bitcoin Cash With REST APIs

How Developers Can Earn BCH With REST APIsA recent video by Chris Troutner, Senior Javascript Developer at Bitcoin.com, points out a problem with anti-profit seeking approaches to crypto development, and how devs can incentivize growth and attract business using REST APIs to earn BHC. Without incentives, Troutner notes, many promising services and applications run the risk of succumbing to an economic tragedy […]

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Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto Owners

Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto OwnersBanking services platform Cashaa is offering a solution for Indian crypto owners facing banking restrictions imposed by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The service allows users to deposit up to 1 crore rupees (~$141,012) per month to purchase cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting […]

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Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’

Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’Two reports from risk solutions group Lexisnexis assert that anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) policies can negatively affect a business’s bottom line and customer service significantly. A recent trip to the local post office for a money order certainly had a negative effect on my own experience, thanks to the same regulations, […]

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Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% Back

Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% BackThe New York court reviewing Telegram’s contested coin offering in the U.S. has postponed a scheduled hearing on the case till February. The defendants, Telegram Group and its subsidiary TON Issuer, have been banned from distributing and selling the tokens. Investors who don’t want to wait for the launch of the blockchain project can receive […]

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