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BitMEX to Limit Access From Seychelles, Hong Kong and Bermuda

Major crypto exchange BitMEX announced that it will restrict access to its platform from Seychelles, Hong Kong and Bermuda. Major cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX announced that it will restrict access to its platform in Seychelles, Hong Kong and Bermuda. Per an announcement published on Aug. 19, in order to ensure the safety of funds and the stability of the exchange, the firm restricted access from countries in which the offices and workers of its parent company — HDR Global Trading Limited — reside. BitMex also claims that this […]

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Decentralized Prediction Markets: Gambling or a Window to the Future?

Blockchain-powered prediction markets attempt to change the world, from politics to science, by creating digital democracies with a new age of financial tools. Recently, there have been an increasing number of blockchain-based prediction markets (PMs) such as Augur, Bitcoin Hivemind, Amoveo, Gnosis, Cindicator, etc. PMs use the technology of smart contracts for bets on various issues. For example, one user could place $100 on President Donald Trump getting reelected for a second presidential term while another person is convinced that a Democratic candidate will win the Oval […]

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Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations since 2015. Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable illustrated account development throughout 2018, and provided insights into its growth since its establishment. Generally, the number of donors reached 204,292 in 2018, while back in 2009 the company had 51,918 accounts. Eliminating capital gains taxes When it comes to digital currency contributions, Fidelity received $106 million worth […]

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SEC Continues to Stall on BTC ETFs, All in Wait for Breakthrough

Three crypto ETF proposals are in limbo as the SEC delays again. Let’s take a look at the history of the SEC’s dealings with the applications… The long and uncertain road toward crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs) being approved by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took its latest turn on Aug. 12, when the regulatory body once again delayed its decision on three ETF proposals. Below is a timeline of all the past and ongoing Bitcoin ETF proposals: What are ETFs?  Similar to stocks in […]

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Win BCH with Bitcoin.com’s Cash Games Stars Leaderboard

There’s a new promotion happening for Bitcoin.com Cash Games, with new winners each week, and first place taking home $200 in bitcoin cash. It can be said that crypto and gaming are made for each other, thanks to low fees, easy access, and privacy. Now things just got even better, with the new Cash Games Stars promotion, allowing 10 players of some of the most popular games at cashgames.bitcoin.com to win $1,000 in prizes every week. Also Read: Pre-Register for Bitcoin.com’s New Crypto Exchange to Win Bitcoin […]

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Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Fails to Sway Crypto Community

Another person has attempted to claim the title of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. According to a blog post published on August 18, this new person aims to expose his “real-life identity” through a series of written memoirs. The final ‘reveal’ will allegedly give the public the true answers to the decade long mystery. Despite the attempt so far, the cryptocurrency community is not buying the story and the huge effort stemming from the website, Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings, has been quite feeble. Some community members […]

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Amazon Tech Experts-Backed Blockchain CRM Network Raises $3.5M

Cere Network, San Francisco-based blockchain CRM startup raised $3.5 million in a seed round participated by Binance Labs. Cere Network, a San Francisco-based blockchain customer relationship management (CRM) startup, has completed a $3.5 million funding round. The seed round involved major global blockchain investors, including Binance Labs, a venture arm of Binance, the second biggest crypto exchange by trading volumes to date. Other investors included Neo Global Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, Kenetic Capital, Alphabit Fund, Block VC, Kosmos Capital, LD Capital, Monday Capital, Pre Angel […]

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Germany Grants BaFin License to Financial Firm for STO Platform

German regulator BaFin greenlights Black Manta Capital Partners to use its STO platform in the country. Luxembourg-registered financial firm Black Manta Capital Partners has received a license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) for its Security Token Offering (STO) platform. A regulated STO platform in Germany Black Manta Capital Partners announced on Aug. 19 that its Berlin-based entity received a MiFID II license by BaFin for its regulated STO platform on Aug. 1 nine months after filing. Now, the company will be able to offer […]

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Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist: The Two Types of Bitcoiner

As regulation continues growing exponentially for cryptocurrencies worldwide, a chasm is yawning ever deeper between supporters. On the one hand, many yearn for massive adoption and clear regulations so they can get on with their trading, and get on with their lives – not to mention the lucrative value gains attendant to such ubiquity. This notwithstanding, there remains a sizeable camp of hardheaded purists, who believe that sacrificing the whole foundational principle of bitcoin – permissionless, P2P transaction without intermediaries – is crypto-suicide, and should be avoided […]

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Santander Expanding Ripple-Powered Payments After Volume Triples

Santander to allow clients in Latin American countries to send money to the U.S. for free through tech developed by Ripple. Spanish banking giant Santander plans to expand Ripple-powered global payment solution to Latin America, a Santander spokesperson told Cointelegraph on Aug. 19. Citing rising transaction volume, Santander wants to expand Ripple’s xCurrent technology to a number of Latin American countries after first introducing the technology in Spain, Brazil, Poland and the United Kingdom in April 2018.  U.S. payment corridor  Specifically, the bank intends to enable zero-fee […]

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