Monthly Archives: April 2018

PR: How Ubex Uses Blockchain to Disrupt the Advertising Market

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. Cupertino, CA – Ubex is looking to drastically change the digital marketing global industry which earned $229 billion in 2017 and will reach a stunning $335 billion in 2020. They will do so using a innovate new technology called blockchain. In recent […]

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Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues: Crypto Cafebar, Gold Vendor, Concealed-Carry Clothing

An increasing number of stores have started accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) and a few other cryptocurrencies. This bitcoin cash adoption roundup features five vendors that recently started accepting the digital currency including a brand new cafebar dedicated to 15 cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coins Crypto Cafebar Japan is a leader when it comes to the number of merchants accepting cryptocurrencies since its Payment Services Act, which went into effect in April of last year, legalizes cryptocurrency as a means of payment. […]

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Venezuela Certifies 16 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced the end of the pre-sale for the Petro, the country’s “cryptocurrency”. He claims it has raised the equivalent of over 3 billion dollars. Maduro has also certified 16 crypto exchanges he hopes will start listing his country’s new currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 16 Crypto Exchanges Certified According to Venezuelan newspaper with government backing Correo del Orinoco, Maduro has “authorized the certification of 16 exchange houses for cryptocurrencies,” which will facilitate Petro transactions in […]

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Japan’s SBI Unveils New Plans to Start an Exchange for Major Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s SBI Holdings has reportedly unveiled new plans for its cryptocurrency exchange. The company has set a target launch date and is preparing to list major cryptocurrencies. The group’s CEO expects the new exchange to “be number one in the blink of an eye.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Revised Launch Date SBI Holdings has updated its plans to fully launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The company had planned for SBI Virtual Currencies to launch “in the autumn of 2017 and at the latest […]

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Indian Exchange Launches 23 Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Pairs with Zero Fees

Another Indian cryptocurrency exchange has launched crypto-to-crypto trading. Koinex is offering 23 crypto-to-crypto trading pairs with zero fees. Earlier this week, leading Indian exchange Zebpay also launched crypto-to-crypto trading but with only one trading pair. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Koinex’s Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Indian exchange Koinex announced last week, “We are delighted to announce the commencement of crypto-to-crypto trading on our platform,” elaborating: We are going live with not just one or two crypto-crypto pairs; we are launching a total of 15 token […]

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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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