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Bitcoin Businesses Denied Banking Services in Ireland

Leading companies from the crypto sector in Ireland have complained they are being denied services by some of the country’s major financial institutions. Among the affected businesses are bitcoin exchange Bitcove, winner of the bank-sponsored “Best Business Startup” award, and Ireland’s “longest running” bitcoin broker, Eircoin.   Also read: Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors Banks Close Accounts of Award-Winning Startup Several Irish businesses have been forced to either stop trading cryptocurrencies or seek partners abroad after local financial institutions refused to offer […]

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US: Members of Congress Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Above $1,000

The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has issued a memo requiring all House Members to disclose their crypto holdings worth over $1,000. The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has issued a memorandum requiring all House Members to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings worth over $1,000, Bloomberg reported yesterday, June 20. The memo, dated June 18, outlines a range of disclosure requirements for lawmakers, covering crypto holdings, participation in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and any income earned from cryptocurrency mining. Noting that while […]

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South Korean Gov’t to Invest Over $200 Mln in Public, Private Blockchain Initiatives

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT has announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that aims to raise 230 bln won (~$207 mln) by 2022. South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT has announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that aims to raise 230 bln won (~$207 mln) by 2022, The News Asia reports today, June 21. According to the Ministry’s official announcement, the new initiative will foster 10,000 blockchain industry professionals and 100 companies, and will expand and commercialize six existing blockchain pilots with […]

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Why the Cryptosphere Is Losing Its Mind Over This 18-Digit Number

00000000000000000021e800 – that’s 18 zeros followed by 21e8 and another two zeros – doesn’t look particularly remarkable. Nor does 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a, which is the complete hash it’s associated with. And yet this series of numbers and letters has sent the cryptosphere into overdrive, sparking talk of quantum computing breakthroughs, time travel, Satoshi’s return, and the hidden meaning of bitcoin. Also read: Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services One Row of Zeros, Infinite Possibilities On June 19 at 19:32 UTC, block number 528249 was discovered by the BTC.TOP mining pool. […]

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New Bminer 9.0.0 With Faster Bytom (BTM) Mining Support

WE have already covered the Bminer mining software, though lately it wasn’t so interesting with only Equihash and then Ethash support, even the dual-mining option did not help much as there are already moving to the ASIC miner domain. The latest version 9.0.0 of Bminer however adds something new and interesting, we are talking about experimental Bytom (BTM) mining support for Nvidia GPUs and the performance is really good when things work. We are seeing significantly better results with the new Bminer 9.0.0 compared to the already […]

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Bobby Lee, ‘BTC Maximalist’: Bitcoin’s Value Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Co-founder of BTCC — formerly the largest Chinese crypto exchange — Bobby Lee shares his thoughts on the uncertain future of crypto in China. This interview has been edited and condensed. Recently at BlockShow Europe 2018, Cointelegraph got the chance to speak to Bobby Lee — co-founder of Chinese crypto exchange BTCC and a board member at the Bitcoin Foundation —  about what he’s been up to in the crypto space since BTCC shut down last fall. Molly Jane: In the past few months, Chinese crypto regulations […]

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Stanford Univ. Launches Blockchain Research Center, Supported by Ethereum Foundation

Vitalik Buterin and the Ethereum Foundation, among others, are supporting a new blockchain research initiative launched by Stanford computer scientists. Stanford has created the Center for Blockchain Research, supported in part by the Ethereum Foundation, Stanford Engineering’s website posted yesterday, June 20. The university reportedly established the center in order to examine how blockchain technology can transform traditional business interactions, according to their official announcement. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted about his, and evidently his Foundation’s, support for the blockchain initiative June 20: Excited to be […]

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A Hands On Review of the New Card-Shaped Hardware Device Coolwallet S

This week news.Bitcoin.com received the new Coolwallet S — the cryptocurrency hardware wallet shaped like a credit card. As we previously reported, the interesting digital asset storage card started shipping last month so we decided to give the wallet a hands on review. Also read: North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements Testing Out the New Credit-Card Shaped Hardware Wallet Last month we reported on the Coolwallet S hardware wallet launched by the Taiwanese financial-tech company founded by Michael Ou. The wallet is different […]

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Bloomberg: Crypto, Fiat Trading App Robinhood ‘in Talks’ to Obtain US Banking Licence

Robinhood is reportedly eyeing a U.S. banking licence after raising $363 mln last month to expand its crypto trading app, anonymous sources claim. Stock and crypto trading app Robinhood plans to offer banking services to its 4 mln users, Bloomberg reported June 20, citing anonymous sources. Robinhood, which in February began allowing zero-fee cryptocurrency trading through its Robinhood Crypto tool, is currently in “constructive” talks with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to position itself as a banking services provider. According to “people […]

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Kasey’s Crypto Journey #28 – Your Status – By Kasey Win

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