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Cryptophyl.com Launches Dedicated Exchange for SLP Tokens and BCH

Cryptophyl.com Launches Dedicated Exchange for SLP Tokens and BCHThe team behind the former cryptocurrency exchange Voltaire recently announced the launch of a new trading platform specifically designed for Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. Three weeks ago the new exchange called Cryptophyl.com launched its trading engine and the first SLP token supported is the community-driven Spice token. Also Read: New Liberty Dollar Founder Subpoenaed […]

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UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver

UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger VerAccording to documents from the U.K.’s High Court of Justice published on July 31, a judge has denied Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Roger Ver. Wright filed the charge against Ver when the early bitcoin investor told the public he believed Wright was a “liar and a fraud.” However, the court found “no evidence at […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Travala.com to Boost Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Bitcoin.com Partners With Travala.com to Boost Bitcoin Cash AdoptionThe partnership will see Travala.com integrated in the official Bitcoin.com wallet with almost 4 million usersLondon, United Kingdom –– April 30, 2019 — Travala.com, – leading blockchain travel booking platform, has announced a partnership with Bitcoin.com to empower millions of travelers to save on hotel stays. Travala.com is transforming the travel industry, by offering an average of 15% savings on hotel bookings as well as the option to pay with several leading cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. This partnership will empower millions of users to participate in a cheaper, fairer, and more inclusive travel economy.

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Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock Exchange

Invesco Blockchain ETF Trading Commences on London Stock ExchangeInvesco, an American investment management company that is traded on the S&P 500, has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting companies operating in the distributed ledger technology sector. The blockchain ETF will track nearly 50 companies that stand to benefit from growth in the distributed ledger technology industry including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Apple. […]

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Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users With BCH for Every Trade

Trading Platform Voltaire Rewards Users BCH for Every Trade ExecutedOn March 8, London-based exchange Voltaire announced a new incentive for registered traders that provides the ability to earn BCH during each trade executed on the platform. According to Voltaire, which bases all of its exchange paired denominations in BCH, users will earn 0.2 percent of each trade and will be paid in bitcoin cash. […]

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UK Crypto Ventures Raised Over $255 Million VC Funding in 2018

UK Crypto Ventures Raised Over $255 Million VC Funding in 2018Brexit and the sharp downturn in the cryptocurrency markets have not been able to stop the growth of the British crypto industry. End of year figures show that crypto-related companies in the United Kingdom have raised a total of over £200 million ($255.2 million) in capital venture funding during 2018. Also Read: Banking Agency Advises […]

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The Daily: Epic Founder Addresses Fortnite Crypto Rumors, Robinhood Recruiting in London

The Daily: Epic Founder Addresses Fortnite Crypto Rumors, Robinhood Recruiting in LondonIn today’s edition of The Daily we cover reports that Robinhood is working under the radar to hire staff in London for an expansion into the U.K., an auction of seized cryptocurrency in Northern Ireland, and comments from the founder of Fortnite developer Epic Games about rumored cryptocurrency partnerships. Also Read: Mckinsey: Despite Billions of […]

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Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed

The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers, Allianz Global, has called for global regulators to “outlaw” crypto assets. The outburst from CEO Andreas Utermann came during a panel discussion in London.  Also read: Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering Cryptocurrencies Have “Wiped out People’s Savings” Allianz Global Investors chief Andreas Utermann […]

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This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers

This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to His PassengersIf you hail a taxi in downtown London, you could wind up paying for more than just your fare. Pseudonymous cab driver Dave Jenkins is known as the Crypto Cabbie because as he drives passengers around London he provides the ability to purchase BTC. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable […]

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Security Giant G4S Offers Protected Offline Cryptocurrency Storage

Security Giant G4S Offers Protected Offline Cryptocurrency StorageG4S (LSE: GFS), a security services provider with operations in more than 90 countries, guards everything from cash transfers to nuclear power plants and prisons. The London-headquartered company has now started to offer cryptocurrency protection, according to a recent report. Also Read: Majority of Crypto Assets Are Highly Centralized, Research Finds Secure Vault Storage The […]

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Brewdog Brand Welcomes Bitcoin Cash

Brewdog Brand Welcomes Bitcoin CashOne of Britain’s best known breweries is welcoming Bitcoin Cashers to its new bar. Scottish firm Brewdog, which boasts of making “beer for punks”, will be giving away £3,000 (US $4,000) at the opening of its Canary Wharf bar on October 19. The bar will be accepting BCH (and BTC) as payment, funded with the […]

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Surveys: 1 in 4 Millennials Want to Invest in Crypto, 3% of China Already Has

Survey Round-Up: 3% of China Has Invested in Crypto, 1 in 4 Millennials Want toIn recent cryptocurrency surveys, a poll of 100,000 Chinese citizens has found that 3% have invested in cryptocurrencies, and a survey conducted by Circle has found that a quarter of millennials would like to invest in crypto assets in the next 12 months. In addition, a survey by UK-based Rathbone Investment Management has found that […]

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Nigerian President Demands HSBC Bank Return $100M in Stolen Money

Nigerian President Demands HSBC Bank Return $100M in Stolen MoneyDecentralised cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are anathema to traditional banking. Bitcoin allows people to trade directly with each other, bypassing banks, the conventional middlemen. Banks make money by charging fees for the services they provide, including keeping one’s money in a bank. It is no surprise, therefore, that they hate cryptocurrency. But banks aren’t guiltless, they […]

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Coinbase: 42% of World’s Best Universities Offer Crypto Courses

Coinbase: 42% of World’s Best Universities Offer Crypto CoursesThe ecosystem’s largest bank and quasi-exchange, Coinbase, commissioned a survey about higher education (students and faculty) attitudes toward crypto and blockchain. They found over 40% of leading universities around the world offer at least one course in blockchain or crypto, and 25% of all students, regardless of major, said they would consider taking classes in […]

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PR: Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry

Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain IndustryKeynote Launches a new fund to support diversity and inclusion in the development and use of blockchain technology.

Keynote​ is thrilled to launch a new $6 million Fund to support diversity and inclusion in the blockchain industry. The fund exists to ensure everyone has the opportunity to play an active role in the development and evolution of blockchain and opportunities to work and develop in blockchain are open to all regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

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Firm Behind Japanese Cryptocurrency ‘Spindle’ to Relocate to London Amid Investigation

The Japanese cryptocurrency Spindle, known for being promoted by the Japanese popular singer, actor and talent Gakuto Oshiro (45), aka GACKT, has announced it’s withdrawing from Tokyo to relocate its headquarters in London, amidst rumors that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police is investigating unregistered sales of cryptocurrencies made by the company. Also read: J-Pop Star GACKT Caught […]

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PR: Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to London

Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to LondonThe world’s largest blockchain conference explores the promise of blockchain technology, trends and investments.

Keynote is excited to announce the program agenda for their next endeavour, the world’s largest two-day blockchain coming to London this September. The conference will feature a star-studded lineup of over 100 world class presenters including a special fireside chat with influencers who have been part of some of the largest ICOs to date. The focus is on blockchain technology; specifically investments, successful past and future ICOs within the industry, legal implications and regulations, and how decentralization is disrupting the banking industry.

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The Daily: Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty, Scammer Fined Over $1.9 Million

The Daily: Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty, Scammer Fined Over $1.9 MillionIn today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a number of stories related to crime from around the cryptosphere: an exchange operator pleads guilty to securities fraud, a scammer is fined over $1.9 million for bitcoin and binary options fraud, police get a crypto course and a new type of ransomware attack is discovered. […]

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Bitcoin Graffiti: How the Economic Revolution Has Painted the Streets

Bitcoin Graffiti: How the Economic Revolution Has Painted the StreetsAs bitcoin and the idea of decentralized technologies continue to disrupt the economy there’s been a new wave of artists that use the cryptocurrency’s symbolism in many different ways. Some of these creators are fairly unknown and use graffiti to describe the revolutionary aspects of bitcoin in the rebellious form of street art.     […]

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Global Data Report: Cryptocurrencies are Expensive, Slow, Unspendable, Cannot Scale

Cryptocurrencies are Expensive, Slow, Unspendable, Cannot ScaleCryptocurrencies – Thematic Research, a report recently issued by Global Data, is attempting to smash what it views as myths and huge untruths about the hype surrounding crypto. Among their findings, the company concludes cryptocurrencies are expensive, slow, mostly unspendable, and cannot scale to meet their projected demand. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends […]

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The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto Bills

The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto BillsIn Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover some of the new expansion plans of leading cryptocurrency trading platforms. Singapore-based Huobi has confirmed its intentions to open an office in London, and US exchange Coinbase is about to do the same in Portland, Oregon. Also, a new crypto vault in Switzerland offers safe storage for cryptocurrencies, […]

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PR: trade.io Announces Official Launch of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

trade.io Announces Official Launch of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London EventsFriday 29th June 2018, Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler today announced during his keynote speech at the trade.io sponsored, Bloomberg event in London, England, that the Exchange, the flagship product of trade.io, will be launched on July 17th, 2018. The announcement comes after months of anticipation across the crypto world where they have eagerly prepared for the launch of trade.io’s live Exchange, and later its Liquidity Pool.

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