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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto CapabilitiesNews of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Also […]

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European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

European Countries Step Up Their Responses to Facebook’s LibraThe European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who […]

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Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or Government

Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or GovernmentDigital currency provides unprecedented abilities to spy on and control what people do, and having that power in the hands of a few people is very dangerous. The Big Tech monopolies of Silicon Valley are building a future where your every action is monitored, and giving Facebook control over what you can and can’t do […]

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Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Launch Libra

Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Launch LibraIf it wasn’t for Bitcoin there would be no Libra. That much is self-evident, since Satoshi’s creation laid the groundwork for every crypto asset that’s followed. The extent to which Bitcoin was responsible for spawning Facebook’s currency has now been made brutally clear in an interview with Abra’s Bill Barhydt. The investment platform’s CEO claims […]

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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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Research Reports Show Positive Crypto Industry Growth in H1 2019

More than half the year is behind us and the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to move forward, showing relentless growth over the last six months. 2019 has also seen a new theme arise as speculators believe the cryptocurrency ecosystem is experiencing an influx of institutional interest and regulatory crackdowns. A variety of cryptocurrency research reports analyzing […]

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Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

Cryptocurrency Bullishness Spreads on Capitol HillU.S. Congress has shown that it is starting to care about cryptocurrency as a number of lawmakers spoke up in favor of it this week. “The world Satoshi Nakamoto had envisioned is an unstoppable force” and “there’s no capacity to kill bitcoin” are some of the comments made by lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Fed chair said […]

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G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook's LibraG7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their […]

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Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Market Outlook: Crypto Bull Market Still in Play After Bearish DeclineSince July 13, digital currency prices have dropped in value significantly, but most coins have since experienced some recovery. While many crypto supporters are optimistic on where the markets are headed, traders and analysts have noticed a bullish-to-bearish trend. BTC and a slew of other currencies spiked more than 10% at 11 a.m. EST on […]

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How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

US Bill 'Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Discussion Draft Targets Facebook's LibraFacebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to […]

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The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’The cryptosphere was rubbing its hands with glee when U.S. president Donald Trump fired off a typically cantankerous tweetstorm on June 11 in which he took aim at Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and Libra. Bitcoiners relished the sudden attention directed towards their sphere from the president’s 62 million-strong Twitter account, but took issue with the veracity of […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra CryptocurrencyA growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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The Swiss Are Onto Something: Facebook, Libra and the Case for Decentralization

A recent letter from the U.S. House of Representatives to social media giant Facebook has crypto users speculating feverishly. The implications of the letter, and Calibra CEO David Marcus’ recent response, will inform the future of money not only in America, but worldwide. House Chairwoman Maxine Waters and cohorts took aim this week not only […]

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8 Irate Quotes From Officials Who Hate Facebook’s Digital Currency

8 Irate Quotes From Officials Who Feel Threatened by Facebook’s Digital CurrencyThe best thing about Facebook’s proposed digital currency isn’t its BTF consensus algorithm, account-based data model or single Merkle tree structure. No, the greatest thing about Libra has to be the triggered reactions from politicians and bankers who can sense the rug being pulled from under their feet, threatening their hegemony and upending their world […]

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Facebook Is a Threat to Governments Not Crypto

The moment Facebook released the whitepaper for its planned Libra coin, social media was flooded with claims about Zuckerberg’s new drive to take over the cryptocurrency market, with some even calling it a Bitcoin killer. However, looking at the actual details of the plan, it has little to do with cryptocurrency and is in fact […]

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Facebook Globalcoin: Bitcoin Killer or Bitcoin Multiplier?

Globalcoin: Bitcoin Killer or Bitcoin Multiplier?It may sound like a 2014-era shitcoin, but Globalcoin is this year’s most anticipated new digital asset. It doesn’t matter that it’s not decentralized, not permissionless, and not even crypto. The only question that really matters is what does Facebook’s currency spell for bitcoin? Will it steal its thunder or accelerate bitcoin adoption? Also read: […]

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Zuckbucks or Bust: How SEC Rulemaking Hurts Startup Cryptos and Favors Big Tech

SEC guidance has created a more attractive environment for regulated tech firms like Facebook to offer proprietary cryptoassets integrated into their existing products that can be legally traded on existing crypto-exchanges as non-securities. Meanwhile, the SEC has targeted startup cryptos for increased scrutiny. Also Read: SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — […]

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Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be SecureFacebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s […]

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OTC Groups and State-Sanctioned Exchanges Start Trading Venezuela’s Petro

OTC Groups and State-Sanctioned Exchanges Start Trading Venezuela's PetroLast February, news.Bitcoin.com first reported on the Venezuelan cryptocurrency the petro (PTR) launched by President Nicolas Maduro. Initially, many media reports assumed the digital currency might be phony or nonexistent. However, recent data from a few exchanges and from Venezuelans trading the asset on social media suggests the nation-state issued cryptocurrency is quite real and […]

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In the Daily: Mt. Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss Regulations

In the Daily: Mt Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss RegulationsMt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies. […]

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In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi Symbol

In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi SymbolIn Monday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Facebook’s latest security scare, and what this means for cryptocurrency users. We also take a look at classic snake game Slither.io which is coming to the Tron blockchain, and consider some potential design for Bitcoin’s satoshi symbol. Also read: Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana […]

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The Daily: F1 Team Gets Crypto Sponsor, Dubai Royal Invests in Digital Assets Fund

The Daily: F1 Team Gets Crypto Sponsor, Dubai Royal Invests in Digital Assets FundIn Wednesday’s edition of The Daily we cover a number of stories that show how despite the ongoing bear market, the field continues to attract major investments and cryptocurrency companies keep on expanding their services. Also Read: Blockchain.com Launches New Bitcoin Cash Block Explorer F1 Team Gets Crypto Sponsor Cryptocurrency venture Futurocoin has announced it’s […]

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Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts CryptoIn this edition of The Daily, crypto wallet Lite.im, which is integrated with popular messengers, has added support for BTC. Also, the online store selling Fortnite merchandise now accepts monero and esports company Unikrn has launched a crypto betting platform using technology from Bittrex.   Also read: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to Followers Crypto […]

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