Monthly Archives: April 2018

Morgan Stanley Research: Defined Regulations Main Factor For Crypto Exchanges When Choosing Country

Well-defined, not necessarily lenient regulations are the main factor for crypto exchanges in deciding which country to settle in, say Morgan Stanley researchers. Thanks to its well-defined regulatory framework, Malta now accounts for the largest share of cryptocurrency trading volume in the world, Business Insider reports Sunday, Apr 29, citing a recent research done by the Morgan Stanley bank. A team of Morgan Stanley researchers, led by analyst Sheena Shah, has conducted a study on the distribution of cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto trading volume across all countries, […]

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Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation Is Rife – But Does Anyone Care?

From pump and dump groups to insiders trading on esoteric knowledge, market manipulation is rampant within the cryptocurrency space. While some of it is illegal, most of the activity is either legal or quasi-legal, falling into the sea of grey that separates lawful land from unlawful territory. Everyone knows that market manipulation is endemic. The question is, does anyone care? Also read: Warren Buffett: Bitcoin is Gambling, a Game, Not an Investment In the Beginning, There Was Fontas Traders have been manipulating the cryptocurrency markets since day one. […]

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Cryptocurrency and Equity Markets: Weekly Wrap-Up

Good week for US markets amid positive news, while cryptocurrencies showed mixed performance this week. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Global Equity Markets: Mixed outlook keeps investors confused Strong earnings reports were supportive of U.S. equities as Amazon saw revenue rise at its highest growth […]

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New Store Sells Cryptocurrencies for Regular Old Cash in Croatia

A “Bitcoin store” has opened doors in Croatia. It sells bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and even issues receipts. The shop is a welcome addition to the steadily growing crypto sector in the Balkan country. The team behind the project plans to expand to all major Croatian cities and even other countries in the region. Also read: Steps towards Self-Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia OTC Point of Sale Now Operational in Split The new walk-in point of sale is located in the Croatian city of Split, a famous […]

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Crypto Auctions: Where Do Arrested Bitcoins End Up?

Seizure of Crypto, what governments and police do with arrested Bitcoins. From their early days, cryptocurrencies have been associated by many with black markets and illicit activities. Bitcoin’s feature of allowing direct payments to be made from one party to another without the involvement of financial institutions, has been also utilized as a way to avoid institutional controls and settle illegal transactions. A recent study of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) found that “approximately one-quarter of Bitcoin users and one-half of Bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal […]

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Hong Kong Alcohol Company Buys 51% of Bitcoin Miner for $60 Million

Regardless of what the central Chinese government tries to do or say, bitcoin and cryptocurrency remain popular investments among everyday people in China. And a new way to get exposure to the ecosystem just materialized for those with access to the Hong Kong market, a publicly traded company entered the mining industry. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Amazon Wants to Track You and TD Ameritrade Plants a Flag Wine and Mine Diginex Limited, a multinational crypto-asset investment company headquartered in Hong Kong has announced it sold a […]

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Why Canada has Emerged as a Leading Blockchain and Crypto Nation: Expert Take

There are four pillars: innovation, low energy costs, high internet speed and favorable regulatory regime In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to george@cointelegraph.com. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of […]

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PR: LEEKICO helps Blockchain Network Connectivity Project NKN to Close Successful Crowdfunding

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. Sydney, Australia – LEEKICO, a one-stop-service ICO platform, successfully supported NKN, a project aiming to rebuild the Internet that will be truly open, decentralized, dynamic, safe, shared and owned by the community, completed its highly anticipated token sale on April 19th, 2018. […]

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Bitcoin.org Reverts Back to ‘Fast’ and ‘Low Fee’ Descriptions on Front Page

This week after a few months of controversy, the owners of Bitcoin.org reverted its descriptions about what Bitcoin is on the website’s front page back to “fast peer-to-peer transactions” and “low processing fees” after removing the descriptions this past January. The front page descriptions were changed by the website’s co-owner, a pseudonym called ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ who has been a very controversial character in the cryptocurrency community. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Mining Accounted for 10% of AMD’s Overall Revenue in Q1 2018 Bitcoin.org Reverts Back to 2010 BTC Descriptions […]

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Dubai: Police Use AI Tech To Locate And Arrest Gang Suspected Of $1.9 Mln Armed Bitcoin Heist

Dubai police have arrested ten gang members suspected of a Bitcoin heist, in which they allegedly assaulted two men at gunpoint, escaping with $1.9 mln in cash. Police in Dubai have arrested ten members of a gang who reportedly stole 7 mln AED ($1.9 mln) in an armed Bitcoin heist in the Al Muraqqabat area of Dubai on Wednesday, Gulf News reports Sunday, April 29. Lieutenant Colonel Adel Al Joker, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), told Gulf News: “The brothers searched randomly in the market to […]

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