Monthly Archives: March 2018

“Real Users”: In This Italian Mountain Town, Everyone Knows About Bitcoin

He’s scribbling a series of 12 words on the blue paper handed to him by one of the two women at the other side of the desk. Marco is his name. Graying hair, blue jeans, and still wearing the fat, black winter coat that protected him against the cold Alpine air outside, he just drove 80 kilometers from his hometown and is now in the process of installing the Atlana Bitcoin wallet, as recommended. “I had heard of Bitcoin but didn’t own any,” he explains, when asked […]

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Bitgrail Plans To Refund Hacked Users With Self-Issued Token, But Not Allowed To Sue

Italy-based exchange Bitgrail claims it will refund stolen Nano if users don’t pursue legal action. Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitgrail announced that it promises to refund Nano (XRB) tokens stolen in a February hack amounting to $195 mln, so long as users sign an agreement to forgo any legal action, Bitgrail announced March 14. In a press release on its website, Bitgrail said that, “the use of the platform for the victims of the theft will be bound by the signature of a settlement agreement. The latter will […]

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Slovenian City Unveils World’s First Public Bitcoin Monument

The Slovenian city of Kranj has inaugurated what it claims to be the world’s first public Bitcoin monument. A roundabout in Slovenia’s fourth largest city now hosts a large ‘B’ in the center that connects two roads at Kranj’s city center. Also Read: Soon There Will Be More Bitcoin Investors Than Stock Traders in Indonesia Slovenian Roundabout Becomes Tribute to Bitcoin The Slovenian city of Kranj recently unveiled a public monument to bitcoin and blockchain technology, of which it claims is the first in the world. The monument […]

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Korean Regulator Warns Kakao’s ICO Abroad Could Violate Crypto Regulations

Responding to media reports that South Korean internet giant Kakao plans to raise funds using an initial coin offering (ICO) abroad, the country’s financial regulator reportedly warned that the ICO could violate current cryptocurrency regulations. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies ICOs Abroad Could Still Violate Korean Laws Kakao Corp, which operates the country’s most popular chat app, Kakao Talk, plans to raise funds through an ICO overseas as well as issue its own Kakao coin, according to local media reports. Choi Jong-ku. […]

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Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity

The government in Kiev has taken concrete steps to legalize cryptocurrency mining. Ukraine’s Minister of Economy has ordered several ministries, agencies, and the National Bank to prepare the documents necessary to include mining in the state register of economic activities. Also read: Ukraine’s Financial Watchdog Clarifies Stance on Cryptos Easing the Pressure on the Crypto Community Ukraine’s legislature does not seem to be in a hurry to adopt new crypto legislation, but the executive power in Kiev has taken matters into its own hands. At a meeting […]

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US: Plattsburgh NY Introduces Temporary Ban On New Crypto Mining Operations

New York town of Plattsburgh introduces a ban on Bitcoin Mining over increasing energy price concerns. The small US city of Plattsburgh NY has unanimously passed a measure to ban crypto mining in the town, Vice reported March 15. The city council unanimously approved an 18 month moratorium on crypto mining activities in Plattsburgh. The moratorium only affects new Bitcoin mining operations and does not affect ones already existing in the city. The idea of a moratorium was first introduced by mayor Colin Read in January after […]

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Since Embracing Bitcoin, Robinhood App Value Jumps to $5.6 Billion

In just three years, Robinhood Financial LLC has exploded. It gained traction as a free stock trading smartphone application (app). At the start of this year, they announced incorporation of bitcoin and ether trading, using free trades as a loss leader to gain customers. The model seems to be working, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting the startup will soon be valued over 5 billion USD. Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining Robinhood Booms with Crypto It’s a daring business model. Sell […]

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We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found

The new TREZOR model T, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet developed by SatoshiLabs, is the second generation of SatoshiLabs’ popular TREZOR hardware wallet family. The Model T was announced in November 2017, on the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and made available for pre-order. All pre-order devices were sold out, and regular sales are expected to start soon. Bitcoin Magazine has tested a TREZOR Model T. The matchbox-sized device comes in a sleek package with a USB-C cable for connecting to a computer or phone; […]

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France Warns of 15 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Investment Platforms

The French financial regulator has issued a warning and published a list of 15 unauthorized cryptocurrency exchange and investment platforms. These companies keep marketing to the French public despite the agency’s warnings. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies France Warns of Unauthorized Crypto Platforms The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) issued a warning on Thursday regarding cryptocurrency platforms that have been blacklisted by the agency. The AMF is France’s stock market regulator, an independent public body responsible for safeguarding investments in financial […]

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PR: HIREMATCH, Creator of the World’s First Blockchain Job Recruitment Platform, Burns 22,200,000 Million Tokens

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. SUNNYDALE, CA. – HIREMATCH.IO, creator of the world’s first Blockchain job recruitment platform, announced today that it would burn 22,200,000 million tokens (22%) of the total 100,000,000 total tokens, rather than returning them to the company. “The market has responded very positively […]

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