Category: Cryptocurrency

Japan to Provide G20 With Solution for Crypto Regulation

Japan to Provide G20 With Solution to Crypto RegulationJapan is preparing to share its experience regarding cryptocurrency regulation with finance ministers and central bank governors from other G20 countries at the upcoming summit which it will host in June. According to local media, Japanese regulators have a solution for crypto regulation to offer the G20 countries. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto […]

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5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to Cryptocurrency

5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to CryptocurrencyIndia has a number of laws that currently apply to cryptocurrency. A new Cambridge University report explains some of these laws. News.Bitcoin.com talked to one of the authors of the report to uncover more details. Meanwhile, the Indian government is currently finalizing regulations specific to crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case […]

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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto PaymentsCryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a Point of Sale app that allows businesses to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Banking […]

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Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be made when it comes to sending, spending and trading crypto occur offchain, as you go […]

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RBI Excludes Cryptocurrency From Indian Regulatory Sandbox

RBI Excludes Cryptocurrency From Indian Regulatory SandboxIndia’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has unveiled its framework for a fintech regulatory sandbox. While blockchain and smart contracts are welcomed, the bank stated that cryptocurrency and related services “may not be accepted for testing.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request RBI Welcomes Blockchain Tech The […]

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Darwinos Burger Joint Hosts Colombia’s Second Point of Sale and Crypto ATM

Three months, ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on Panda Exchange launching a hybrid point-of-sale (PoS) and cryptocurrency ATM in Bogotá, Colombia. Since then, the Panda team has also helped Athena Bitcoin install a crypto ATM in Cúcuta, Colombia to serve as a crypto gateway for Venezuelans. On April 17, Panda announced the installation of its second digital […]

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G20 Prepares to Regulate Crypto Assets – a Look at Current Policies

G20 Prepares to Regulate Crypto Assets - a Look at Current PoliciesFollowing their joint declaration committing to regulate crypto assets, the G20 countries are now preparing to set crypto policies at the upcoming summit. Several international organizations have contributed resources and are actively working to help shape the regulations. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request G20 Prepares to Discuss Crypto Policies […]

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Ongoing Effort to Free Ross Supported by 100 Eminent Organizations and Individuals

Ongoing Effort to Free Ross Supported by 100 Eminent Organizations and IndividualsRoss Ulbricht’s clemency petition is closing in on 160,000 signatures stemming from individuals asking U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Ulbricht. In addition to the vast number of signatures, roughly 100 eminent organizations and well known figures have supported Ulbricht’s effort, many of whom have written a statement on Ulbricht’s behalf in order to speak […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

CBDCs Take on Major Importance at IMF Spring MeetingsCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There […]

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UK and Europe-Based Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin Cash Inside the Bitcoin.com Wallet

In the summer of 2017, Bitcoin.com launched its open source light client and since then more than 3.8 million wallets have been created. We’ve since added a load of new features to the wallet software and as of April 15, 2019, Bitcoin.com Wallet users in the UK and Europe can purchase bitcoin cash (BCH) directly […]

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Review: BC Vault Is an Unorthodox Hardware Wallet With a Random Key Generator

One of the biggest responsibilities of cryptocurrency owners is safely storing their digital assets. Over the last few years, hardware wallets have become an extremely convenient security solution that has helped in this regard. The BC Vault is a new hardware device with a number of distinctive features. Also read: The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin […]

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France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation

France Adopts New Cryptocurrency RegulationThe French government has adopted a financial sector bill that establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency service providers and initial coin offerings. The bill includes both optional and mandatory licensing, and also specifies the types of funds that can invest in crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Pacte […]

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The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin in Crypto-Starved Botswana

Bitcoin: The Struggle of Buying One in Crypto-Moderate BotswanaThe rise of Bitcoin has coincided with improvements in technology allowing anyone to trade online. Meanwhile, in landlocked Botswana, geographical constraints have done little to prevent BTC from being traded locally, even in the absence of an established locally-operated cryptocurrency exchange. News.Bitcoin.com spoke to a number of bitcoiners in the southern African nation to determine […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Leads the Pack With Double Digit Gains

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Leads the Pack Again as Price Spikes 13%Cryptocurrency markets have seen some slight gains in the last 48-hours, with the overall market capitalization of the entire digital asset economy comprising $174 billion as of April 15. Once again, bitcoin cash (BCH) is leading the pack this Monday with a 13% gain over the last 24 hours, outshining every coin in the top […]

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Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai GovernmentA seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government. The Thai Navy boarded the structure Saturday, claiming it violates criminal law, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The owner claims that his floating home is located outside of Thailand’s maritime boundaries. Also […]

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Bitcoin Cash Futures Volumes: A Prelude to the Recent BCH Price Appreciation

Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of attention focused on bitcoin cash (BCH) doubling in value and the $10 million worth of BCH-based futures being swapped on the Crypto Facilities platform every month. Last month, Crypto Facilities saw close to $50 million in BCH contracts. Since then, the popular Huobi exchange has […]

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Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite Regulation

Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite RegulationDespite increasing regulation in the cryptocurrency sector, Australia’s major banks maintain cautious policies when it comes to cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrency businesses appear to challenge Australian banks’ appetite for risk, many institutions permit cryptocurrencies to be purchased using credit cards. Also Read: Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s Credit Card Cryptocurrency Purchases […]

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Whale Watch: Large Bitcoin Cash Holders Accumulate 1 Million BCH Since February

Whale Watch: Large Bitcoin Cash Holders Accumulate 1 Million BCH Since FebruaryIn the last two weeks, cryptocurrency prices have seen significant volatility and during this time onlookers have noticed large bitcoin whale movements once again. Data stemming from blockchain analysis indicates that over the last 48 hours, unknown whale wallets moved over 20,000 BTC ($101 million), showing another large migration not seen since last February. Additionally, […]

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Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced 5 Years After His Arrest

Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced After His Arrest in 2014Immediately after the Silk Road was taken down in 2013, a marketplace known as the Silk Road 2 launched. The new darknet market was run by a person who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts 2 and he was arrested a few months later in November 2014. However, privacy advocate Thomas White, otherwise known as […]

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Wikileaks Bitcoin Donations Soar Following Assange Arrest

Wikileaks' Bitcoin Donations Soar After Arrest of AssangeWikileaks’ bitcoin address has received a deluge of support following founding editor Julian Assange’s arrest. Donations have reached nearly $32,000 on Friday, 60% more than was raised the day before, when Assange was taken into custody. Also read: How Traditional Stock Markets Can Help Mainstream Cryptocurrency BTC Donations Reach $32,000 More than 6.3 BTC worth […]

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How the EU and 5 European Nations Regulate Cryptocurrency

How the EU and 5 European Nations Regulate CryptocurrencyLeading up to the G20 summit in June, the Financial Stability Board has detailed how the European Union and its member countries are regulating crypto assets, who the regulators are in each country and the scope of their oversight. In most cases, crypto assets are overseen by several regulators. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones […]

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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

New Last Will Platform Allows for Autonomous BCH Inheritance ContractsOn April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near […]

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New York Orders Bittrex to Cease Operations but Approves Bitstamp

New York Orders Bittrex to Cease Operations but Green-Lights BitstampNew York State’s financial regulator has ordered Bittrex to cease operating in the state after rejecting its application for a Bitlicense. Multiple deficiencies were cited, some of which Bittrex immediately disputed. Meanwhile, Bitstamp has been green-lighted to offer the trading of five cryptocurrencies in the state. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at […]

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How Traditional Stock Markets Can Help Mainstream Cryptocurrency

How Traditional Stock Markets Can Help Mainstream Cryptocurrency - or NotIt’s not a stampede, but a growing number of traditional stock exchanges have begun to offer cryptocurrency-related products, in a move that’s been viewed in some quarters as key to introducing cryptocurrency to conventional equities investors. But will the involvement of stock exchanges help the cause of cryptocurrency, or is this merely an opportunistic endeavour […]

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