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Coinbase Pro to Add Support for DASH Trading

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announces that its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will launch support for DASH token next week. United States-based major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will launch support for DASH token next week. According to a Medium post published by Coinbase on Sept. 12, Coinbase Pro will start accepting DASH deposits starting Monday “for at least 12 hours prior to enabling full trading.” The launch of DASH trading, on the other hand, is planned for 9 AM Pacific […]

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US Treasury: Non-Compliant Fintechs Won’t Survive the War on Terror

United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker says that cryptocurrencies could become the next frontier in the war on terror. United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker stated that cryptocurrencies could become “the next frontier” in the war on terrorism. According to a press release published on the U.S. Treasury’s website on Sept. 11, Mandelker made her remarks during the 19th annual international conference on counterterrorism. Cash is still predominant While Mandelker admitted that most terrorist organizations still rely on various traditional means of financing such as cash, she […]

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CME’s BTC Index Provider CF Benchmarks Wins EU License

British Financial Conduct Authority granted a license under the European Benchmarks Regulation to CME Group’s Bitcoin index provider CF Benchmarks. CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) index provider, received a benchmark license under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR). On Sept. 13, CF Benchmarks’ official Twitter account announced that the firm received its license from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In the tweet, the firm also claims to be the first cryptocurrency index provider to reach this goal: “CF Benchmarks is the first #crypto index […]

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BlockFi Clients Can Now Start Earning Interest On Any Amount of Crypto

New York-based cryptocurrency lending company, BlockFi, announced that its clients will no longer need to meet a minimum deposit amount to earn interest on crypto. Clients of BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lending company, will now be able to start earning interest on any amount of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and Gemini Dollar (GUSD). No minimum deposit to earn interest On Sept. 13, the New York-based cryptocurrency lending company, BlockFi, announced that, starting today, its BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) clients will not be required to meet a minimum deposit […]

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Major BTC ATM Network Garners $1.5 Million From Xpring and New VC Fund

Coinme, a global leader in cryptocurrency ATMs, has announced $1.5 million in funding from Ripple’s Xpring and the Blockchain Finance Fund. Ripple’s Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund have invested $1.5 million in Seattle-based crypto ATM startup Coinme. Coinme secures $1.5 million in funding On Sept. 12, Coinme, a global leader in cryptocurrency ATMs, announced that it had secured $1.5 million in funding from Ripple’s Xpring and the Blockchain Finance Fund to further develop its cryptocurrency ATM network in the U.S. and international markets. Coinme, in partnership with […]

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After Multiple False Starts, Venezuela May Have Its First Bitcoin ATM

According to data from Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its first Bitcoin ATM in a small town near the Colombian border. According to data by Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its very first Bitcoin ATM. Multiple attempts to install Bitcoin ATM Venezuela’s first crypto ATM was installed on Sept. 10, in the city of San Antonio del Táchira, according to data by Coin ATM Radar, a website that facilitates the online search for the nearest Bitcoin ATM.  Latin American firm Panda BTM installed the […]

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The Company Behind Zcash Announces Proposed Solution to Trusted Setup

The Electric Coin Company has announced Halo, a proposed cryptographic solution to the trusted setup flaw in Zcash. Electric Coin Company (ECC), which launched and supports the development of privacy-coin Zcash recently published a paper called: Halo: Recursive Proof Composition without a Trusted Setup. On Sept. 10, ECC announced in a blog post that engineer and cryptographer Sean Bowe had discovered a way of “creating practical, scalable and trustless cryptographic proving” techniques, which claims to end a 10-year-long pursuit by the cryptography communities. He called the solution […]

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Startup Particl Reveals Marketplaces Creation and Management Feature

Privacy-focused blockchain software project Particl has announced a market management option that allows vendors to create and manage stores for specific audiences. Privacy-focused blockchain software project Particl has announced a market management option that allows vendors to create and manage stores for specific audiences. Particl revealed the development in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 12. With the new feature for its Open Marketplace product, Particl will enable vendors to set up an unlimited number of marketplaces within the ecosystem and share them with a […]

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US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

The U.S. announces further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for North Korea’s malicious cyber activities. The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.” Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North Korea On Sept. 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against North Korean hacking groups, more specifically the renowned Lazarus group, and two lesser-known entities, Bluenoroff and Andariel. Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under […]

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Non-Custodial Exchange KyberSwap Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Gateway

Non-custodial exchange KyberSwap has launched a fiat-to-crypto gateway in collaboration with cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect. Non-custodial exchange KyberSwap has launched fiat-to-crypto gateway in collaboration with cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect. According to a Sept. 13 blog post, KyberSwap’s users can now buy digital currencies directly with fiat currencies, taking into account that the exchange currently supports trading of Ether (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens only. The partnership with MakerDAO-backed third-party service Coindirect enables KyberSwap’s customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. Other industry players offering fiat-to-crypto […]

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