Monthly Archives: August 2020

Bitcoin Drama, Ether Rally, Teen Held Over Twitter Hack: Hodler’s Digest, July 27–Aug. 2

There’s been plenty of drama on the crypto markets this week — Bitcoin surged to $12,000 only to crash spectacularly, and Ether has continued to rally. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin rallies 13% to break through $11,000 After weeks of stagnation, Bitcoin finally roared to life […]

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Former China Central Bank Exec Pushes for Digital Currencies

Former Bank of China vice president says digital currencies can be a substitute for cash on circulation. The former vice president of China’s central bank pushed for central bank digital currencies positioning it as a substitute for cash in circulation. Wang Yongli, former vice president of Bank of China and a director of the Haixia Blockchain Research Institute, said digital currencies can certainly be a substitute for cash but it shouldn’t be confined to just that, according to the Global Times. Wang said digital currencies can reshape […]

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, ETH, LINK, VET, LTC

Bitcoin price corrected sharply after reaching $12,000 but the strong bounce from BTC and altcoins shows bulls are intent on pushing prices higher. Bitcoin’s (BTC) rally above the $10,000–$10,400 zone has attracted several traders who had been waiting for a trending move to start. Yusuke Otsuka, the co-founder of Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, said that several Japanese traders who had been dormant have started trading again this week.  Monex Group CEO Oki Matsumoto also said that many traders who missed buying gold at lower levels are interested […]

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Tencent Builds Blockchain Platform for China’s Oldest Wine Producer

Tencent to build a blockchain-based wine traceability platform for China’s oldest wine producer. Chinese tech giant Tencent has revealed its plan for creating a blockchain-based wine traceability platform in collaboration with Changyu, China’s biggest and oldest wine producer, according to local news on July 31. It is said to be a nationwide first for the country’s domestic wine industry. According to Changyu, the platform is designed to trace every step of the wine-making and sales processes, including planting, brewing, distribution and management. It will issue a unique […]

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China Never Banned Bitcoin as Commodity, Beijing Arbitration Commission Explains

The Beijing Arbitration Commission has published an article clarifying that bitcoin’s use as a commodity has never been banned in China. It explains that the Chinese authorities’ attitude toward controlling bitcoin revolves around three areas. China Recognizes Bitcoin as Commodity The Beijing Arbitration Commission published an article on the legal nature of bitcoin in China on Thursday. The Beijing-based independent, non-profit organization offers services in arbitration, mediation, and other dispute resolution mechanisms. The article was authored by economist Wang Jin, an arbitrator for the commission. “There are […]

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Stablecoins, Ceilings and Digital Currencies: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. Stability? What stability? Bitcoin has burst through its ceiling, leapt 15% and is now tickling a new ceiling of $11,000. The new move has put Bitcoin’s actual price at around double the realized price. On Black Thursday, the realized price was higher than the actual price. So how much higher will Bitcoin go? Max Keiser expects the coin to reach $28,000… then push on up into six figures. As for who’s been creating the demand, a study from Cornerstone Advisors […]

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How Not to Lose Your Cryptocurrency License in Estonia

Basic recommendations for those who are considering incorporating crypto business in Estonia. Recently, there have been discussions regarding Estonia’s new law on cryptocurrency, the revocation of 500 crypto licenses in Estonia, and companies exiting from Estonian regulatory jurisdiction. Let’s focus on three major recommendations. Do your research before engaging with a legal partner in Estonia Yes, it might sound odd, but I think one of the reasons why companies have been losing their crypto licenses is some consulting companies. I won’t mention specific firms, but I am […]

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India Proposes Amnesty for Citizens Holding Unreported Gold

The Indian Ministry of Finance has reportedly proposed an amnesty program for citizens holding unreported gold. The government plans to ask people to declare all their gold stashes to tax authorities and pay levies. The proposition has been made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New Gold Amnesty Program Proposed India’s Ministry of Finance is considering “an amnesty program for residents with illicit stash of gold,” Bloomberg reported Thursday, noting that the proposal is part of “an effort to crack down on tax evasion” and reduce India’s “dependence […]

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Blockchain-based IP Protection Application Gets Investment

A blockchain startup is leveraging the technology to protect content creators and maintain copyright over their works. Blockchain venture capital fund NEM Ventures has reportedly invested in SharpShark, a Chilean startup leveraging the Symbol blockchain platform to offer timestamping solutions for content creators to protect their intellectual properties. It will also allow them to tokenize or transfer their creations.  Content creators and blockchain digital protection  According to the report, SharpShark is designed for creators ranging from writers, academics and journalists to photographers, artists and designers. The platform […]

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OKCoin Says Institutional Investors Benefit Most From OCC Crypto Clarity

OKCoin says recent U.S. regulatory clarity on digital asset custody is significant for big money players. Recent digital asset custody clarity from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, will likely affect institutional investors more, according to OKCoin CEO Hong Fang. “The biggest impact will potentially be on institutional investors,” Fang told Cointelegraph. She added: “Retail investors have a much wider range of existing choices (and preferences). I look forward to seeing more banks becoming more open to crypto, with potentially better banking […]

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