Monthly Archives: February 2018

Bill Gates Says Crypto Has Caused Deaths in a Fairly Direct Way

One of the world’s most affluent persons, Bill Gates, appears to have bought in to the rhetoric of popular media and government law enforcement accounts. Recently, Mr. Gates and his wife submitted to a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA), and Mr. Gates gave some unusual views on cryptocurrency.   Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Bill Gates Was Once Pro Crypto The popular social media billboard platform, Reddit, is famous for its innovative feature, Ask-Me-Anything (AMA). It’s a freewheeling, open (mostly) question and response thread placing constituents […]

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J.P Morgan Sees Crypto As ‘Competition’ And ‘Risk’ To Its Business In SEC Annual Report

J.P. Morgan Chase has now referred to cryptocurrencies as a “risk” to its business that could cause it to lose market share, according to its annual SEC report. J.P. Morgan Chase has added a segment on cryptocurrencies to the “Risk Factor” section of their 2017 annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filed yesterday, Feb. 27. The annual report mentions cryptocurrencies under the “Competition” subsection when describing how new competitors have emerged that threaten J.P. Morgan’s operations: “Both financial institutions and their non-banking competitors […]

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British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money

A UK man living in Amsterdam is facing up to five years in prison for allegedly helping people by exchanging fiat cash for bitcoin which was used to buy drugs. He supposedly started by growing cannabis himself but soon found the bitcoin business to be more profitable by itself.   Also Read: US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy Amsterdam Bitcoin Mule The Dutch Public Prosecutor has demanded that the court give a 38-year-old British man five years in prison for allegedly laundering about […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange Chairman Advocates National Cryptocurrency

The chairman of Switzerland’s stock exchange, Romeo Lacher, has spoken in favor of developing a Swiss national cryptocurrency. Mr. Lacher suggested that the proposed “e-franc” would provide a boost to the Swiss economy, in addition to comprising a payment system offering benefits over traditional systems. Also Read: Chinese Entrepreneur Warns Against Mining and ICO Bans  Swiss Stock Exchange Head Advocates Development of “E-Franc” Robert Lacher, the head of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has spoken in favor of the development of a Swiss national cryptocurrency backed by the country’s central […]

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Forking Today: Bittrex’ Stance on Bitcoin Private Angers Zclassic Bagholders

In less than six hours, zclassic will fork to create bitcoin private, a new privacy-oriented coin that uses zk-snarks to obfuscate transactions. Holders of bitcoin and zclassic will both be eligible to receive bitcoin private (BTCP) on a 1:1 basis. There’s just one problem: 93% of all zlcassic (ZCL) is on Bittrex exchange, which until today had neglected to pass comment on whether it would support the fork. As the price of ZCL has dropped sharply, bagholders have expressed their anger at Bittrex’ slowness to act. Also […]

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PR: Brahma OS Is the Decentralized Value Operating System Based on Revolutionary Blockchain Technology

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. SINGAPORE – The advent of blockchain technology is provoking a revolution of the Internet of Value. In the blockchain world, Ethereum, NEO, EOS and other blockchain-based computing platforms exploit land to run applications. On this land, a variety of application chain of […]

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Scammers Are Ruining Crypto Twitter and Twitter Is to Blame

You’ve heard of the scheme, seen the tweets, and been smart enough not to send cryptocurrency in the promise of receiving more back. The Twitter crypto scam, in which fraudsters impersonate the accounts of exchanges and influencers, is as simple as it is pernicious. While the odds of anyone falling for these scams is remote, they’re spoiling crypto Twitter for everyone – and Twitter is to blame. Also read: If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault Did You Hear the One About the Special […]

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Claymore’s NeoScrypt AMD GPU Miner Now Available

Claymore is extending his coverage on the different mining algorithms with a new NeoScrypt AMD GPU miner that ahs been available for a few days already and we’ve played a bit with it to see what it can deliver. Do note that even Claymore warns that the NeoScrypt algorithm is VERY HOT, so yo uneed to make sure you have powerful PSU and good GPU cooling. Also to get the best hashrate you need to set your GPUs to use “-powlim 50” option in the miner (+50% […]

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Craig “Satoshi” Wright Sued for Billions

Forget the debate about whether bitcoin is a store of value or a currency. What everyone can agree upon is that it is a store of drama. And where there is drama in bitcoin over the last couple of years, Australian computer guru Craig Wright is often in the thick of it. Filed on Valentine’s Day and released yesterday, Mr. Wright is being sued for upwards of 5 billion dollars by the estate of his former business partner, now deceased David Kleiman. At issue are hundreds of […]

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