Monthly Archives: February 2020

Police Forces in Belgium, France and Israel Stop Scam Promising 35% Returns on Crypto Investments

Police forces in Belgium, France and Israel have reportedly put a stop to an international scam promising high returns of up to 35% on crypto investments. A big French private company and a French local authority are said to be among the 85 victims of this network. In total, 10 suspects related to the case have been arrested. Also Read: Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi €6 Million International Investments Scam A collaboration of the French Gendarmerie Nationale, the Belgian Police […]

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BTC Halving Countdown, Kobe Death Exploited, Donut Row: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 27–Feb 2

The SEC says Telegram’s tokens are worth less than donuts, and there are now fewer than 100 days to go until the Bitcoin halving. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week SEC tells Telegram its crypto is worth less than donuts The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has […]

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US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

Under the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors on their services to make sure law enforcement can easily monitor everything they want or potentially face prosecution for negligently enabling child abuse. Also Read: Court Orders Telegram to Hand Russia Its Encryption Keys The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act A planned bipartisan […]

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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Feb 2): ETC, LTC, ADA, MIOTA, ZEC

The top crypto performers of this week have resumed their up move and are now likely to rally to their next overhead resistance levels. Several major altcoins have outperformed Bitcoin in January 2020. However, with the reward halving just over three months away, Bitcoin might play catch up. During the previous two halvings, Bitcoin rallied just before and after the event. Weiss Ratings believes that history will repeat itself in the upcoming halving and the only question is how high can the rally extend. Bitcoin’s current technical […]

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UAE Health Ministry Debuts Blockchain Platform for Medical Data

The UAE’S health ministry’s new blockchain platform aims to improve the efficiency of smart health services in the country. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) together with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City and other relevant authorities has launched a blockchain-based health data storage platform. According to The Emirates News Agency on Feb. 2, the blockchain-based platform aims to improve the efficiency of MoHAP and other health authorities’ smart health services. It will help users streamline the search for health facilities and its […]

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41 German Banks Now Charge Negative Interest Rates

The number of German banks charging negative interest rates has been rising rapidly. At least 41 banks now charge negative interest rates on deposits. According to reports, seven of them are imposing negative interest rates even for small deposit amounts. Also read: Survey: 58% of German Banks Charge Negative Interest Rates 41 Banks Charging Negative Interest Rates A growing number of banks in Germany are passing on the burden of negative interest rates to their customers as the European Central Bank (ECB) insists on keeping its negative […]

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IRS Explains What Crypto Owners Must Know to File Taxes This Year

Kicking off this year’s tax filing season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published important tips for crypto owners to properly file their tax returns. This is the first time a cryptocurrency question has been included in the tax form. The IRS expects more than 150 million filers to reveal whether they acquired or disposed of any cryptocurrencies during the tax year. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies IRS Kicks Off Tax Season The IRS […]

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Twitter Adds Bitcoin Emoji, Jack Dorsey Suggests Unicode Does the Same

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has debuted the social media platforms’ newly added Bitcoin emoji, apparently urging Unicode to add a function for Bitcoin emoji as well. Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the newly added Bitcoin (BTC) emoji on Feb. 2 and tagged Unicode, the consortium managing the character standard, in an apparent suggestion to do the same. Dorsey’s tweet showed that, now, whenever a Twitter user writes the Bitcoin or BTC hashtag, an image showing its symbol appears next to it. Dorsey’s tweet showing the […]

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Messaging Giant Line to Launch Link Token Trading for Japan in April

LVC Corporation, the crypto subsidiary of messaging giant Line, will launch the trading of its proprietary cryptocurrency Link in Japan in April. LVC Corporation, the crypto subsidiary of messaging giant Line, will launch trading of its proprietary cryptocurrency Link in Japan in April. According to a press release on Jan. 30, LVC is also developing a system meant for Link’s debut in Japan on its local cryptocurrency exchange BitMax.  Line already began Link trading on its international BitBox cryptocurrency exchange in mid-October 2018. Due to stricter national […]

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Don’t Invest in Bitcoin Code, Bitcoin Doubler or Bitcoin Trader – They Are All Scams

Those new to crypto and with money signs in their eyes can easily be taken in by scams, and there are many, thanks to the decentralized nature of bitcoin and the lack of knowledge surrounding it for beginners. Promises of easy and incredible gains thanks to the guidance of some shadowy “bitcoin expert” or auto trading software abound, and the wise old rule of thumb still applies: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This article describes three of the most infamous crypto […]

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