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Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as DangerousIn a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically […]

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research RevealsThe ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Outshines BTC Retail Spending in Australia by a Wide Margin

Bitcoin Cash Outshines BTC Retail Spending in Australia by a Wide MarginThe BCH-centric web portal Bitcoinbch.com published on October 13 an in-depth report that shows the aggregate of cryptocurrency expenditure for Australian retail businesses. According to the 10-page document, BCH transactions in the country exceed BTC transactions by a wide margin and BCH is the top digital currency in Australia. Also read: Bitcoin Cast Program Gives […]

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Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash Primer

Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash PrimerCrypto investment firm Grayscale has just released “An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash” highlighting the basics of BCH for those who may be yet unfamiliar, or just wish to brush up on the popular token forked from Bitcoin Core on August 1, 2017. With a significant reputation in the industry, Grayscale’s release of the document marks […]

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German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next Halving

German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next HalvingYou wouldn’t expect a traditional financial institution to come up with a very optimistic forecast about the future of a cryptocurrency or an honest appraisal of its design. But Bayern LB, a lender based in the rich German province of Bavaria, has surprised the crypto community. In a recently published research paper, the bank asks […]

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Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

Ban on Negative Rates Initiative Gains Traction in GermanyNegative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring the bulk of the burden on to their customers. Some political factions in Germany, however, aren’t happy with the trend and are pushing for adequate protection for the ordinary small saver, […]

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Indian Finance Minister Addresses Crypto Proposal – Industry Responds

Indian Finance Minister Addresses Crypto Proposal - Industry RespondsIndia’s finance minister has broken silence and talked about the crypto draft bill and report her department is examining which propose to ban cryptocurrencies. While she views the report as “very futuristic and well-thought-out,” the crypto industry sees it as flawed and incomplete. Also read: Calls Intensify for Indian Government to Regulate Cryptocurrency Finance Minister […]

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Indian Government Unveils Draft Crypto Bill Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

Indian Government Unveils Draft Crypto Bill Ahead of Supreme Court HearingThe Indian government has officially released the report by the interministerial committee tasked with proposing crypto measures. The announcement came one day before the country’s supreme court was scheduled to hear the writ petitions against the crypto banking restriction. The report contains the draft bill which proposes a ban on cryptocurrency. Also read: G20 Leaders […]

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Market Rebound Boosts Adoption of Cryptocurrencies for Payments

Market Rebound Boosts Adoption of Cryptocurrencies for Payments, Study FindsThe use of digital assets to make payments is growing, according to a recently published study. It reveals that cryptocurrency’s role as a viable means of payment has been expanding and this year’s market rebound has increased the turnover of crypto payments. The report suggests that debit cards linked to digital currency wallets will remain […]

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74% of the World’s Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy Says Report

74% of the Worlds Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy, Says ReportThere’s a lot of debate over whether bitcoin mining is bad for the environment. Many bureaucrats and mainstream media pundits claim that mining is wasteful and bitcoin’s energy consumption cannot be ignored. However, these claims have been refuted in the past and on June 6, Coinshares published a report that details mining is not environmentally […]

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India Progressing on Crypto Regulation Amid Ban Rumor

India Progressing on Crypto Regulation Amid Ban RumorThe Indian government has been progressing on cryptocurrency regulation. A recent report from the Ministry of Finance confirms some recommendations. Meanwhile, local media reported Friday that a draft bill on the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies is being circulated among relevant government departments. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Ministry of […]

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]

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Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

For many leading markets, February produced the largest monthly volume since the first quarter of last year, with 30-day BTC trade activity surpassing $200 billion, and ETH exceeding $100 billion. Also Read: Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018 BTC Volume Surpasses $200 Billion for February February saw the highest […]

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P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

The peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a dramatic increase in Iranian and Indonesian trade activity, with both markets posting triple-digit volume gains in recent weeks. Localbitcoins volume has also surged in select Latin American markets this past week, with the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Venezuela posting some of their strongest trade on record. Also Read: […]

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Report: ‘The State of Stablecoins’ Maps the Growth of Fiat-Pegged Cryptocurrency

Report: The State of Stablecoins Maps the Growth of Fiat-Pegged CryptocurrencyA new report published this week shines a light on the stablecoin ecosystem. Authored by George Samman and Andrew Masanto in conjunction with Amazix, the report traces the rise of digital currencies against a backdrop of high inflation in 16 countries. The report claims these conditions will create a need for fiat-pegged digital currencies that […]

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In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFDIn the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we focus on a study estimating that 13 percent of people have used digital coins for payments. We also look at the latest financial report from Nvidia indicating losses due to falling demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining. Lastly, a broker suspends its crypto CFD […]

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ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 MonthsInterest in token sales has dropped dramatically over the past 10 months, with investment falling almost 95 percent. Nevertheless, according to a new study, the ICO market is still significantly larger than two years ago. Also read: Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules Startups Raised Less Than $300 Million in January Investment in startups […]

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Report Claims Quadrigacx Never Held More Than 1,000 BTC

Report Claims Quadrigacx Never Held More Than 1,000 BTCThe drama surrounding Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx continues to intensify, with a recent report by Zernoncense claiming that the exchange has no identifiable cold storage reserves and that it has never held more than 1,000 BTC in customer funds. Also Read: Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities Report Refutes Claims of Quadrigacx Owner’s Widow The […]

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Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B

Crypto Startups Help Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25BStartups based in Switzerland have attracted a record amount of venture capital in 2018 and companies from the cryptocurrency industry have contributed to the notable increase. Zug, which is home to the country’s Crypto Valley, is among the cantons with the highest growth in investment volume, a new report reveals.   Also read: Crypto Mining […]

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January Markets Report: MKR, TRX and ZEC Among Top 10 by Volume

The first month of 2019 has seen a slight decline in 30-day trading volume across many leading markets. Bucking the trend, however, were ETH, LTC, MKR, TRX, and ZEC, all of which saw a significant spike in trade activity. Stablecoins have continued to see an increase in trade activity, with ckusd and the Gemini dollar […]

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Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 Companies

Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 CompaniesA new survey shows that the cluster of companies working with cryptocurrencies and related technologies in the Swiss Crypto Valley has expanded, despite the onset of what has been dubbed as “crypto winter.” The valley now covers a larger territory in the Alpine confederation and has spilled over into neighboring Liechtenstein.   Also read: Xapo […]

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Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own EconomyA shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns about centralization, routing issues, and creating a usable mainstream-friendly interface. The ongoing joke that the network is “18 […]

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Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market Opsec

Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market OpsecSince the creation and subsequent takedown of the darknet marketplace the Silk Road, the hidden market ecosystem has exploded with inventive solutions that promote private voluntary exchanges. According to recently published darknet market (DNM) research, the cat and mouse game continues with vendors inventing new ways to bolster online black market activities. In the last […]

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