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Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC NoticeHundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also […]

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Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models

Following Paypal Pullout Pornhub Adds Tether as a Payment Method for Its Adult ModelsThe porn industry is seen by many as a perfect fit for widespread cryptocurrency usage as it suffers from financial censorship far more than most businesses. When Paypal stopped servicing Pornhub models, the company hinted it might turn to digital currency as an alternative and now this has been accomplished with the Tether stablecoin USDT. […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding QuestionsOn Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block RewardsA group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, Antpool, and Btc.com plan to give “12.5% of [the] BCH coinbase rewards to a fund […]

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Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra AssociationAfter a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone’s statement notes it does not rule out the possibility of working with Libra in the […]

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UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

UK Tax Agency to Pay $100k for Blockchain Surveillance SoftwareOn January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset transactions.” […]

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Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in VenezuelaVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros to wager in the casino. The proceeds are expected to be used for healthcare and […]

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Peter Schiff Forgets Bitcoin Wallet Password, Blames Bitcoin

Peter Schiff Forgets His Bitcoin Wallet Password, Blames BitcoinPeter Schiff hates Bitcoin almost as much as bitcoiners hate Schiff. The gold bug makes a point of dissing the cryptocurrency whenever he can, despite the hypocrisy of accepting BCT on his own website. Today, the eccentric entrepreneur found a new reason to rip on bitcoin after forgetting his wallet password – and apparently Bitcoin […]

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Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020

During the last year, the cryptoconomy has picked up pace after a drawn out crypto winter. When market prices were low and startups were short on capital, a bunch of firms laid off employees in 2018. A year later, and digital currency companies are hiring. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in […]

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Bitcoin Lawsuit Heats Up With More Bonded Courier Tales

During the last few days, cryptocurrency participants have been discussing the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit as new developments have revealed a third party provided Craig Wright with the necessary information to unlock an encrypted file he could not access previously. Additionally, another court filing explains that Wright provided the court with a list of […]

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Market Outlook: Bullish Trend Sends Crypto Prices Northwards

Market Outlook: Crypto Prices Head North As Trends Start Looking BullishDigital currency markets are seeing significant gains this week as the entire market capitalization gained $28 billion in the last seven days. Moreover, trade volume has spiked to a massive $100 billion and during the last 24 hours, numerous digital assets have gained between 3-48%. Also read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in […]

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Coinme Adds BTC Purchase Function to Over 100 Coinstar Kiosks in California

Coinme Adds BTC Purchase Function to Over 100 Coinstar Kiosks in CaliforniaWith over 21,000 kiosks in the U.S., Coinstar is a popular automated service for those who want to turn their fiat coins into paper cash. 3,000 of these kiosks have been integrated with Coinme to include crypto purchase functionality, and more than 100 BTC-integrated Coinstar kiosks are now newly available in the greater Sacramento, California […]

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NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie Just Tokenized His Own Contract

NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie Just Tokenized His Own ContractThe news that Brooklyn Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie was to roll out an Ethereum-based investment vehicle for his own contract took the NBA and crypto communities by surprise. Disregarding an NBA threat to ban him from the professional basketball league, the 26-year-old point guard – who tellingly describes himself as “a tech guy with a […]

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Online Bullion Marketplace Onegold Sees $50 Million in Crypto Payments

Online Bullion Marketplace Onegold Sees $50 Million in Crypto PaymentsOn January 13, the online bullion marketplace Onegold announced the launch of a new mobile application so customers can buy, sell or redeem precious metals at any time. Since 2018, Onegold has accepted cryptocurrencies like BCH and BTC and the firm currently gives customers a 2% discount for paying with cryptocurrencies. According to Bitpay, Onegold […]

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Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in Over a Year

Close to 11 Million BTC Haven't Moved in Over a YearAccording to a new research report published by Digital Asset Data, more than 10 million BTC has been sitting dormant for a whole year. Data shows that unmoved bitcoins account for roughly 59% of the current minted supply and it’s the largest number of dormant coins since the start of 2017. Also Read: Mining Report […]

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Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb

Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb2019 saw significant bitcoin derivatives action from firms like CME Group and Bakkt. This year, demand for CME’s bitcoin futures remains strong and the firm’s options products may be available this week. Additionally, Bakkt’s physically-delivered bitcoin futures have consistently seen growth in daily volumes and open interest in 2020. Despite the growth, institutional futures have […]

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Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Refiled in New District

Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Re-filed in New DistrictIfinex Inc, parent firm of Bitfinex, finds its ongoing legal troubles further complicated as a November lawsuit has been withdrawn by the plaintiff and refiled in a new district. The company, whose close affiliations with both the Bitfinex crypto exchange and stablecoin Tether have continually raised suspicion, now faces at least three ongoing legal battles. […]

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Independent Report Declares News.Bitcoin.com the Top Crypto News Site

Independent Report Ranks News.Bitcoin.com the Top Crypto News SiteA new research report from BTC Peers has ranked 145 crypto news websites for quality. It analyzes scores of benchmarks including average visit duration, bounce rate, and number of backlinks. The report features the usual suspects in its top 10, including Coindesk at number three and Cointelegraph at two. Top of the list, however, is […]

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Court Gives Craig Wright More Time to Await the Mysterious Bonded Courier

Court Gives Craig Wright More Time to Wait for the Mysterious Bonded Courier10 days after the Tulip Trust expired, new court filings have appeared in the billion-dollar Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit. One document describes the professed existence of a Tulip Trust III, which was shown to the plaintiffs on January 6, 2020. Another filing shows that Judge Beth Bloom has affirmed part of the sanctions against Craig […]

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Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea’s ‘Regulation-Free’ Blockchain Zone

Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea's 'Regulation Free' Blockchain ZoneSouth Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining […]

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Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India’s Blockchain Hub

Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India's Blockchain HubThe Indian state of Kerala is actively exploring using blockchain technology to improve a wide range of existing systems, including financial. Thousands of people are already being trained in the state to become blockchain experts, some of whom have already graduated, according to the state’s electronics and information technology secretary. He recently revealed the state’s […]

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Bitcoin History Part 23: The First BTC Escrow

Bitcoin History Part 23: The First Bitcoin Escrow ServiceBefore the emergence of crypto exchanges and trustless multi-sig, early bitcoiners saw the need for an escrow service – a mediator to act as a go-between for strangers transacting online. Given the panoply of options now available, it is strange to think that escrow was once provided by a few early supporters, who put their […]

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Federal Reserve Considers Creating a Separate Entity for Cash Injections

Federal Reserve Considers Creating a Separate Entity for Cash InjectionsWhile American President Donald Trump wages war with Iran, the U.S. Federal Reserve has continued to inject fresh capital into the hands of private banks by giving them $100 billion in overnight and 14-day repos on Tuesday. The same day, Rabobank strategist Philip Marey predicted the central bank will reduce interest rates to zero in […]

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Binance Donates $1 Million in Crypto for Australian Bushfire Relief

Binance Donates $1 Million in Crypto for Australian Bushfire ReliefThe cryptocurrency community is again showing its commitment to support charitable goals around the world. Binance, the most active international digital asset exchange, has donated $1 million to help with Australian fire relief efforts and invites the community to join the initiative. The recent bushfire season is considered to be the worst in living memory, […]

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