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Major South Korean Bank Prepares to Launch Crypto Services as Government Green-Lights Regulation

Following the approval of a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies by the South Korean government, one of the largest banks in the country is preparing to launch a range of crypto services. KB Kookmin Bank has applied for trademark registration, reportedly listing over 20 crypto services on its application. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It KB Kookmin Bank Registers Trademark for a Wide Range of Crypto Services One of the largest banks in South Korea, KB Kookmin Bank has […]

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RavenCoin (RVN) Forking to New KAWPOW Algorithm in April

The RavenCoin (RVN) project is planning another fork for April that will change once more the Proof of Work mining algorithm used in order to fend off FPGA and ASIC miners specifically and allow GPU miners to get back to mining the coin. The first fork to change the mining algorithm in October last year changed the initial algo to a new X16Rv2 and while that did drive off ASIC and FPGA miners for a while off the network, it did not help that much on the […]

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Bitcoin Price Drops to $6.1K Shortly After Equities Markets Close Red

Bitcoin ended its lengthy consolidation in the $6.4K-$6.8K range with a swift drop to $6,068, with the weekly and monthly close approaching traders will be keeping a close eye on the price. After trading in the $6,450 to $6,850 range for the past eight days, Bitcoin (BTC) price finally made a larger move, this time to the downside, as the digital asset dropped 8.72% to a daily low at $6,068.  The move somewhat mirrors the performance of traditional markets, which also closed the day with losses. The […]

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India Crypto Renaissance: Industry Sees Rebirth as RBI Crypto Ban Lifts

The industry is seeing a renaissance following India’s Supreme Court revoking the RBI’s crypto ban, but there is still a long way to go. Among industry participants and investors, India is emerging as a market to watch for following the overturn of a crypto ban that was placed by the Reserve Bank of India back in April 2018. The prominent investors looking to get a piece of India’s nascent crypto space include Tim Draper, a billionaire investor who obtained thousands of Bitcoin from 2014’s Silk Road auction. […]

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Singapore Allows Crypto Companies to Operate Without a License for 6 Months

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has granted an exemption from holding a license to a number of cryptocurrency companies operating in the country under the new Payment Services Act. Among the companies benefiting from this six-month grace period are Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, Bitstamp, Luno, Upbit, and Wirex. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It License Exemption Under Payment Services Act Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), published this week a list of companies […]

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US Holding Firm Halted Mining Business After Bitcoin Crashed Below $4K

Diversified holding company DPW Holdings suspends its crypto mining business Digital Farms about 2 months before Bitcoin halving. Although the cryptocurrency markets have slightly recovered following massive sell-offs in mid-March, Bitcoin’s (BTC) faltering price has led to notable miner instability and closures. Soon after Bitcoin dropped below the $4,000 threshold on March 13, DPW Holdings, a Nasdaq-listed holding company, announced that it is temporarily shutting down its cryptocurrency mining business, Digital Farms. DPW notifies the SEC about multiple changes to its business in relation to the coronavirus […]

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Blockchain Jobs Continue to Rise Despite Global Recession

Despite global recession in both crypto and traditional markets, many blockchain jobs continue to rise. Trillions of dollars have been injected into the global markets in an attempt to revitalize the world economy. The U.S. alone recently hit its highest unemployment rate in history. The whole world seems to be falling apart except for blockchain Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, is looking to increase its job force by 10%, despite the recent dips in crypto price, according to Forbes on March […]

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Ripple CEO’s Public Statements About XRP Token Under Fire in Class-Action Lawsuit

Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Ripple Labs have filed another litigation complaint against Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. The news follows the recent court judgment that denied Ripple Lab’s attempt to get the case dismissed. Also read: Market Update: Slew of Unknown Coins Has Seen Considerable Gains Since ‘Black Thursday’ Plaintiffs Accuse Ripple Labs CEO of Selling XRP After Telling the Public He Was ‘Long XRP’ On March 25, the plaintiffs suing Ripple Labs filed an amended complaint with the court against the company’s CEO Brad […]

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Spends Seventh Birthday in a Row in Jail

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht turns 36 today, spending his seventh birthday in a row in jail. Ross Ulbricht turns 36 years old today. This will be his seventh birthday in incarceration. Ulbricht is the convicted felon serving two life sentences plus 40 years for his role in creating the Silk Road, the online contraband market notorious for its associations with cryptocurrency. Ulbricht says Silk Road was initially envisioned as a libertarian paradise, but it eventually went sideways: “Silk Road was supposed to be about giving people the […]

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Telegram Seeks Clarity On The Preliminary Injunction Against TON

Telegram’s GRAM token passes the Howey test and is subject to regulation, says the SEC. How far can a preliminary injunction from an American court reach? The answer to that question is everything for Telegram’s embattled TON blockchain project. TON has been under legal fire since shortly after the SEC became aware of its token sale. The drama is ongoing as recently as this week, when a federal district court judge issued a preliminary injunction against Telegram for its ten-figure initial coin offering. The allegation is that […]

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