Monthly Archives: April 2019

Hodler’s Digest, April 15–21: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

FinCEN’s enforcement against a p2p crypto exchanger could set a precedent, and French instant mashed potatoes go blockchain. Top Stories This Week FinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchanger In an apparent first, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has given a penalty to a California resident who has been accused of wilfully violating money transmission laws as a peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanger. The department noted that the move marks its first such enforcement action, thus setting a precedent. The defendant — Eric […]

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Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

A number of cryptocurrency supporters have been getting riled up lately over the @Bitcoin account on Twitter. Over the last 48 hours, various bitcoin core (BTC) supporters have been reporting the account to Twitter and the platform’s CEO Jack Dorsey. Things escalated when one BTC supporter private messaged Dorsey about getting the @Bitcoin account banned, to which the social media executive replied: “What do you recommend we do with it?” Also read: Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $30M Private Messages Shared on […]

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Everything But Crypto, Or How the ‘Crypto’ Movie Does Not Live Up to Its Name

It seems that the new “Crypto” movie may have little to do with cryptocurrencies, and more to do with the Russian mob. Edward Zuckerman is a journalist and an Emmy-winning television writer. The best news for crypto enthusiasts about the movie “Crypto” is that “Crypto” has very little to do with crypto. It is mainly concerned with Russian mafiosi, money laundering and a main character who plods through the heavy plot with the affect of a depressed zombie. Cryptocurrencies do make three appearances in the movie: 1. […]

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In-Wallet BCH Purchases and BCH Merchant App in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

An integration with Moonpay allows users of the Bitcoin.com wallet in the U.K. and Europe to buy bitcoin cash with credit cards and merchants can accept BCH payments with a new POS app which is now online. This and more in the weekly video news update shared on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also read: Crypto Rocket Lets You Track Over 2,000 Cryptocurrencies Buy Bitcoin Cash in the Bitcoin.com Wallet Residents of the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe will be able to purchase bitcoin cash directly through […]

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Bitcoin Falls Under $5,300 Again as Top Altcoins See Losses

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate losses on the day as bitcoin has fallen under $5,300 again. Sunday, April 21 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate losses on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $5,300 mark again, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down just under 1% on the day, trading at $5,291 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the […]

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Man Accused of Stealing Over $9 Million Worth of Dash Indicted in Israel

An indictment has been filed against Afek Zard in Israel over the alleged theft of 74.990.74 Dash from his roommate. An indictment has been filed against Afek Zard in Israel over the alleged theft of 74.990.74 Dash (over $9 million) from his roommate, local media News1 reports on April 18. According to CoinMarketCap data, the amount of coins stolen is equivalent to over 0.85% of the total circulating supply of Dash. News1 states that the reported victim, Alexei Yaromenko, was reportedly an early cryptocurrency investor who has […]

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New SRBMiner 1.8.4 Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner With Performance Boost for HBM-based GPUs

The latest version 1.8.4 of the CryptoNight AMD GPU miner SRBMiner brings significant performance boost for all of AMD’s HBM memory based GPUs, namely the Radeon Vega56, Vega 64, Vega FE and the latest Radeon VII with HBM2 video memory. The performance boost for these video cards can be up to about 15%, so definitely worth upgrading any mining rigs with the newly released miner for the extra hashrate you will be getting… and that apparently goes for all of the supported algorithms! To take advantage of […]

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Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Forcepoint is owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Crunchbase estimates its yearly revenue to be $600 million. The system described in the patent appears to be a complex user behavior monitoring and management system. The system would aim to store data about electronically-observable […]

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Fundstrat’s Tom Lee: Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market

Tom Lee pointed out that the value currently reported by his company’s bitcoin sentiment indicator has never been seen in a bear market. Fundstrat Global Advisors founder Tom Lee pointed out that the value currently reported by his company’s bitcoin (BTC) sentiment indicator Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) has never been seen in a bear market. Lee made his comments during an interview with Cointelegraph published on April 19. During the interview, Lee noted that through 2018, the BMI has not been over 50, while it now recently […]

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Chilean Government Introduces New Cryptocurrency and Fintech Regulation Bill to Congress

The Chilean Minister of Finance announced the introduction of a bill regulating cryptocurrencies and fintech to Congress. The Minister of Finance of the Chilean government Felipe Larraín announced the introduction of a bill regulating cryptocurrencies and fintech to Congress, Cointelegraph Spain reported on April 15. During his recent stay in the United States, Larraín reportedly noted that the requirements introduced by the new regulation will be proportional to businesses. He explained that the rules will take into account that various companies have different business models, and deliver […]

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