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US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

Despite recent claims that bitcoin is becoming less popular for illicit dealings on the dark web, investigations show that it is still the payment method of choice for many. The most recent example comes from the US Navy, where a few entrepreneurial cadets reportedly used bitcoin to buy drugs which they distributed to their classmates for profit.  Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed “Blockchain” Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles Sailing the High Seas US Navy investigators have uncovered an alleged drug ring at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, […]

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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 With ‘Full Support’ For SegWit Gets Official Release

Bitcoin Core’s “full support” for SegWit is officially live after the public release of version 0.16.0 Monday. The Bitcoin Core client version which provides “full support” to Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) scaling technology finally received its official release Monday, Feb. 26. A circular to the Core mailing list confirms the raft of upgrades in addition to the historic SegWit move, the forthcoming release having been announced on Github earlier this month. “This is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well […]

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Why We Shouldn’t Pay Much Attention To Regulation In China, At Least For Now

Banning Bitcoin has thus far been mostly unsuccessful as both the price and the business continue as normal. The rapid expansion in Bitcoin price and mainstream adoption through the latter part of last year was seemingly matched by an increase in scrutiny and reflection by government regulators in early 2018. It has turned into a battle for some, a lesson in learning for others, and a chance to embrace for the remainder as different nations approach cryptocurrencies, and their associated facets such as ICOs and Blockchain technology, […]

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Hey MrSotko, What Do You Think Of This? Candle Shadows And Exchange Choices

another video answering your questions. this time about candle chart shaows, and which exchange one should choose based on your region. Sign up with coinbase. buy or sell 100 dollars in crypto currency and get 10 dollars of bitcoin for free with this link to coinbase. https://www.coinbase.com/join/59ab37900671d100b3c25cc5 Want to donate to the channel? Donate Litecoin and send me an email saying how much you sent and I’ll try to thank you at the end of the next video! https://steemit.com/@mrsotko Litecoin Address: LUe6Ub9UUGjFxkFbNkBA6nD4ebwRSeSsgD mrsotko@gmail.com Powered by WPeMatico

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Thai Crypto Exchange Pauses ICO Registrations, Awaits Release Of Regulatory Framework

The Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) has postponed trading and registration of ICOs while awaiting release of regulatory framework by the Thai SEC. The privately owned Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) is deferring the trading and registration of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for two weeks while awaiting a soon-to-be revealed regulatory framework from Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commision (Thai SEC), the Bangkok Post reported Monday, Feb. 26. The decision to postpone the ICO trading, even though there are reportedly five or six ICOs already in development, comes […]

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Canadian Diamond Mining Company Hires New CEO, Turns To Blockchain

The Canadian diamond mining company Lucara Diamonds has hired a NEO as part of their process of modernizing through the use of Blockchain technologies. Canadian diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond has appointed a new chief executive in a move towards modernizing the diamond industry with Blockchain technologies, the Financial Times reported today, Feb. 26. The new CEO, Eira Thomas, will lead the company after its recent purchase of Clara Diamond Solutions for $29 mln, or 13.1 mln shares. Clara is a digital platform that utilizes […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange Chairman Sees ‘Upsides’ To Launch Of Crypto Franc

The Swiss stock exchange’s chairman has supported a potential crypto franc, admitting he “doesn’t like cash.” The chairman of Switzerland’s stock exchange SIX Romeo Lacher thinks there are “a lot of upsides” to releasing a crypto version of the Swiss franc. Speaking to the Financial Times Sunday, Feb. 25, Lacher said the organization would be “very supportive” of such an initiative, adding that he “doesn’t like cash.” “An e-franc under the control of the central bank would create a lot of synergies – so it would be […]

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Bitpay Bans Payments to Merchants of Explicit Content, Cloud-Mining and Gambling

Bitcoin was originally created to free people’s money from the control and censorship of regulators, banks and governments. Companies in the ecosystem are supposed to be infused with this ethos, but as they strive to become more mainstream some, like Bitpay apparently, adopt the more prevailing standards in the business world. Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed “Blockchain” Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles Terms and Conditions Bitpay, the digital asset service provider based in Atlanta, Georgia, updated its Terms of Use agreement on February 2. The binding contract  states […]

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Poland Refutes Reports of Its Interest in Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Poland’s Ministry of Finance has refuted reports that it is interested in the petro, the Venezuelan ”oil-backed” currency. Earlier this month, Venezuela reportedly claimed that a handful of countries have expressed interest in receiving the petro for commerce with Venezuela such as Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Vietnam, Poland, and others. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Poland Denies Interest in Petro Poland’s Ministry of Finance. Prior to the launch of Venezuela’s new currency, the petro, the country’s Minister of Foreign Trade, José Vielma Mora, […]

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People Who Don’t Understand Cryptocurrency Should Probably Stop Writing About It

It’s only February, but the award for most inaccurate cryptocurrency article of the year is already in the bag. The Financial Post, which bills itself as “Canada’s most trusted source of financial news” has published an editorial that reads like something straight from The Onion. This isn’t satire though – it’s a serious piece authored by the publication’s decorated editor-at-large Diane Francis. Also read: Thanks to Mainstream Media the Public Clueless About Cryptocurrency There’s a Fine Line Between Satire and Stupidity Diane Francis “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are […]

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