Monthly Archives: June 2018

CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading Data

According to anonymous sources cited by The Wall Street Journal, The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is coordinating with the U.S. Justice Department in conducting investigations into price manipulation in the spot BTC markets. The report claims that the CFTC launched a criminal probe into BTC price manipulation after several cryptocurrency exchanges rejected a request from Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) for the exchanges to share trading data CME. Also Read: US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market CFTC Purportedly Conducting Criminal Investigation Into Bitcoin […]

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ICOs Have Become a Parody of Themselves

Watchdog ICOs exit scamming; ERC20 token wallets getting emptied via smart contract bugs; people dying in token sale publicity stunts: the world of ICOs has become so bizarre it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s satire. As a glimpse into the events of the past week shows, there’s never a dull day in ICO land. Nor is there a sane one. Also read: Matter App Provides a Long-Form Blogger Platform Powered by BCH The ICO Is Dead, Long Live the ICO It’s easy to take potshots at […]

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All of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies See Red Amidst CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

Crypto markets have seen a sharp drop today, with all of the top-100 coins by market cap in the red. Sunday, June 10: crypto markets have seen a sharp drop today, in the wake of the news that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a probe into four major crypto exchanges. All of the top-100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are in the red over the 24 hours to press time, while total market capitalization is down by about $20 bln over the same period, […]

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Bitnation, Liberland, Puertopia and Other Micronations Are Gaining Independence via Crypto, but Crypto Alone May Not Be Enough

Cryptocurrencies are making micronations possible, but questions remain as to just how far small states will lean on crypto technology. Ever since the “decentralised borderless voluntary nation” Bitnation was founded in July 2014, a slowly growing raft of startups and organisations have been attempting to seize cryptocurrencies as an opportunity to build entirely new nations from the ground up. Whether it be the landlocked Liberland or the seaborne Floating Island Project, they’ve taken cryptocurrencies and blockchains as the basis for a new way of organising how people […]

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Hodler’s Digest, June 4-10: Bitcoin Adoption Galore Despite its 300th ‘Funeral’

The week saw several wins for Bitcoin (it is “not” a security, it is “digital gold,” to name a few) and adoption gains for crypto from Argentina to Indonesia. Top Stories This Week Apple Co-Founder Very Bullish On Bitcoin As The Only “Pure” Cryptocurrency Steve Wozniak said this week that he sees “only Bitcoin [as] pure digital gold,” echoing previous comments by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about Bitcoin becoming the “single” currency of both the internet and the world. According to Wozniak, all other cryptocurrencies give up […]

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Women’s Interest in Crypto Trading Has Doubled, UK Exchange Reveals

While women remain a minority among cryptocurrency traders and investors by all accounts, new data reveals that their interest in joining the field is growing fast. This increased openness to crypto is especially true among the young generation of women. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, Satoshi Revealed? Women Leading the Way London Block Exchange is a UK crypto platform offering GBP pairing with multiple  cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Bitcoin Core (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin […]

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Canada Releases Official Draft of New Crypto Regulations Focused on KYC/AML

Draft of new regulations reveals how Canada is seeking to strengthen their AML/ATF laws. The Canadian government has released an official draft of new regulations on crypto exchanges and payment processors, Canada Gazette reports June 9. According to the draft, the new regulations seek to address a “number of deficiencies” that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) outlined after their evaluation in 2015-16, namely in strengthening Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime (AML/ATF). The new regulations will treat crypto exchanges and payment processors as money service […]

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Matter App Provides a Long-Form Blogger Platform Powered by BCH

Just recently a new on-chain social media application has entered the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem called Matter — another decentralized blogging community that’s fueled by the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Matter is the third social media platform that follows behind Blockpress and Memo, allowing users to store arbitrary data on the BCH chain. Also read: Paid in Bitcoin? Learn How to Survive Off a Crypto-Income  Matter: Bitcoin Cash Powered Long Form Blog Posts Another blogging site called Matter has been introduced to the BCH community, and the platform’s actions […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, Satoshi Revealed?

This week we learned that there are still ways to make a quick fortune in crypto even when the market isn’t booming and that American universities are now investing in crypto hedge funds. We also reported that researchers think they found out the real identity of the inventor of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, in this week’s most commented-on article. Also Read: Estonia Grants Licenses for Wallet and Exchange Services to Coin Metro Ticketfly Hijacked by Hacker On Monday we reported that Ticketfly has been attacked by a hacker who […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Still Ways to Make Quick Fortune in Crypto, and Satoshi Revealed?

This week we learned that there are still ways to make a quick fortune in crypto even when the market isn’t booming and that American universities are now investing in crypto hedge funds. We also reported that researchers think they found out the real identity of the inventor of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, in this week’s most commented-on article. Also Read: Estonia Grants Licenses for Wallet and Exchange Services to Coin Metro Ticketfly Hijacked by Hacker On Monday we reported that Ticketfly has been attacked by a hacker who […]

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