Category: Cryptocurrency

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF ProposalThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […]

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‘Why Are You Afraid?’ – Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on Cryptocurrency

'Why Are You Afraid?' - Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on CryptoStarting a debate by calling nearly everyone in the room “economically illiterate” doesn’t usually end well for someone attempting to persuade an audience, but that’s just what American economist Nouriel Roubini did on Tuesday, in his debate with Bitcoin.com Executive Chairman Roger Ver. The 40-minute, high-energy volley of arguments and ad homs is as entertaining […]

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Meet Be.cash: An Offline Bitcoin Cash Sending Tool

Meet Be.cash: An Offline Bitcoin Cash Sending ToolOn October 13, software developer Tobias Ruck showed off a demo of an offline bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet tool called Be.cash. The concept provides individuals with the ability to send and sign a BCH transaction without internet service. Also read: 80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain Surveillance Be.cash: A Tool for Sending and […]

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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

Rare Joint Statement from U.S. Regulators Proves that Centralization of Crypto Is HereThe U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the […]

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Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto Assets

Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto AssetsThe U.S. has many regulators responsible for overseeing different aspects of crypto assets, each with its own stance on how they should be regulated. Major regulators in the U.S. with strong opinions on cryptocurrency include the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, Fincen, and the IRS. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know […]

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G20 Informed Stablecoins Could Pose Financial Stability Risk

G20 Informed Stablecoins Could Pose Financial Stability RiskThe Financial Stability Board has informed the G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the risks stablecoins could pose to financial stability. Unlike crypto assets which do not pose financial stability risk at this time, stablecoins could pose a host of challenges. Also read: Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency Fund Financial Stability Risk The Financial Stability […]

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Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token Sale

Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token SaleTelegram, the most popular messenger in the crypto community, is facing challenges surrounding the launch of its TON blockchain. Following an intervention by the U.S. securities regulator, a court hearing on the sale of the native gram tokens is scheduled to take place a week before the network was expected to go live. Also read: […]

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Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit ‘Satoshi’ Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Bitcoin's Smallest Unit - 'Satoshi' Added to Oxford English DictionaryOxford University Press published its recent quarterly report which revealed the term ‘satoshi’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) database. The word represents the “smallest monetary unit in the Bitcoin digital payment system,” according to the definition. Also Read: The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy Satoshi, the […]

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Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November

Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to NovemberThe Supreme Court of India on Tuesday once again postponed hearing the case against the crypto banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The central bank has replied to crypto exchanges’ representation as directed by the court, which was supposed to resume hearing the case today. Also read: RBI Ban Stops Indian Police […]

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Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory Approval

Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory ApprovalGrayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote shares of its diversified crypto fund. The product, which is the firm’s only diversified offering, invests in five main cryptocurrencies. In addition, the firm offers nine single-asset investment funds, some of which are also quoted publicly. Also read: 7 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products Now Live on Swiss […]

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Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find Alternatives

Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find AlternativesThe darknet marketplace Berlusconi Market has been reportedly down for more than two weeks, according to users who patronize the hidden website. The outage has led many to believe the market administrators exit scammed with all the funds. While others speculate that government agents have infiltrated Berlusconi Market as there are no signs of the […]

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Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know

Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should KnowWith the rise in price and the growing adoption of cryptocurrencies, more governments worldwide have been ramping up efforts to tax them. Some countries are using extreme measures to get their hands on this new source of untapped revenue, but there are also tax-friendly countries that are not taxing crypto transactions. Furthermore, many tools exist […]

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IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR

IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails - Its Own Coin SDRVirtually everybody knows what a dollar is, but not as many know about the SDR. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights is an international, monetary reserve system created specifically to address limitations of gold and standard fiat currencies such as the USD. In short, should these fail, central banks and their governments retain […]

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Android Tool Lets You Check Crypto Payment Apps for Double-Spends

Android Tool Lets You Check Crypto Payment Apps for Double-SpendsThe risk of double-spending has traditionally been a major obstacle to creating and fully using digital money. A flaw of this kind would be detrimental to the credibility of any system claiming to provide universal solutions to the financial needs of our era. Whoever created Bitcoin elegantly solved the difficult task, but a growing ecosystem […]

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Bitcoin Cast Program Gives Guests a Unique SLP Token

Bitcoin Cast Program Gives Guests a Unique SLP TokenBitcoin Cash has been around for quite some time, but lots of individuals are still learning about the innovative technology each and every day. One particular way people can be kept up to date with crypto-related news and learn about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is through podcasts and streaming media. The Bitcoin Cast […]

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IRS to Require 150 Million Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Dealings

IRS to Require 150 Million Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto DealingsThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unveiled a new draft tax form used by some 150 million people in the country to file tax returns. It has a section that requires them to answer whether they have received, sold, sent, exchanged, or acquired any financial interest in any cryptocurrencies during the year. Also read: […]

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Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving Libra

Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving LibraMost payment companies have now pulled out of Facebook’s Libra project. Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, and Stripe have followed Paypal in dropping out of the project amid regulatory concerns. The Libra Association has responded to the exodus of these companies. David Marcus, who is in charge of the project, calls it “liberating.” Also read: European Countries […]

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Swedish Government Auctions Cryptocurrency Again

Swedish Government Auctions Cryptocurrency AgainThe Swedish Enforcement Authority, Kronofogden, is once again auctioning off cryptocurrency that has been allotted for public sale. The online auction, which is the second of this kind the government agency conducts, starts on Friday, October 11. Also read: Sean Walsh: Cryptocurrencies Can Harness More Human Energy BTC Worth $37,000 Offered to the Public The […]

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5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Sell Bitcoin

5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Sell BitcoinBitcoin can now be purchased at 5,200 tobacco shops in France. Fintech startup Keplerk launched the service on Oct. 10 after halting it for many months. France’s 24,000 licensed tobacco shops have diversified into non-tobacco products to boost revenue. Also read: IRS Issues New Crypto Tax Guidance – Experts Weigh In Buy Bitcoin at Tabacs […]

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Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the USD’s Works and Joins Russian Swift

Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the Works of the Dollar, Joins Russian SwiftThe dominance of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency is being robustly challenged on all fronts. Other geopolitical powers and smaller but important players are unwilling to accept the political influence Washington exerts through its fiat money. And in times of trade wars, sanctions, and even tensions between allies, the push to dethrone […]

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If You’d Bought These Coins in 2014, This Is What You’d Have Made

Crypto Time Machine - Revisiting Fall, 2014 to Invest in the Top CoinsFall is here, and it’s a good time for reflection, regrouping and gearing up for the coming new year. In the case of crypto, looking back at the markets of the past puts things into similar perspective. An examination of the top 10 cryptocurrencies of just five years ago sheds light on how far crypto […]

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U.S. Warns Visa, Mastercard to ‘Proceed With Caution’ Regarding Libra

U.S. Pressures Visa, Mastercard to 'Proceed With Caution' Regarding LibraIn the wake of Paypal’s very public exit from the Libra project, U.S. lawmakers are now pressuring Stripe, Visa and Mastercard to rethink their membership of the Libra Association as well. On October 8, three letters from two U.S. senators urged the tech and finance giants to “carefully consider” risks before moving forward. Also Read: […]

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Realmx Video Game Officially Launches on Bitcoin Cash

During the first week of August, the development team Block Hop announced a sandbox video game called Realmx that’s fueled by bitcoin cash. On October 10, Block Hop developers revealed that after “months of development and preparation,” Realmx can now be played on desktop and Android mobile devices. Also read: Chinese Bitcoin Miners Migrate North […]

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SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF ProposalAnother high-profile proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been denied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency, however, emphasized that the disapproval was not based on whether bitcoin has utility or value as an innovation or an investment. Shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust were to be listed on […]

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