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Three Ways Your ICO Can Overcome FUD in the Market: Expert Take

The majority of investors aren’t Blockchain experts and need explanation without the industry jargon In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to a.mcqueen@cointelegraph.com. Caution is not always a bad thing. A healthy skepticism prevents people […]

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Canada: TD Bank Bans Credit Card Purchases of Crypto Following Global Trend

One of the largest Canadian banks, TD Bank, stops customers from buying crypto with credit cards, following US J.P. Morgan, Citi and others. Following in the footsteps of several major banks globally, the Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), one of the largest banks in North America, announced  in an email statement to customers on Friday, Feb. 23, that it is banning the purchase of cryptocurrency with credit cards, local journal The Globe and Mail reports. A representative of TD, the first major Canadian bank to enact such a ban, said […]

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Coinbase Informs 13K Affected Customers Of Imminent Data Handover To IRS

In ongoing legal battle, Coinbase has officially informed around 13K customers that the company will hand over personal data to the IRS regarding their accounts from 2013-15. US-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase sent an official notice Friday, Feb. 23 to approximately 13,000 of its customers whose information it is legally required to turn over to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS had initially asked Coinbase in July 2017 to hand over even more detailed information on every one of its then over 500,000 […]

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US: Georgia Next State In Line To Accept Crypto For Taxes, Licenses

US: the Georgia state senate introduced a bill to allow tax payments in cryptocurrencies. The US state of Georgia is the next state in line to possibly accept cryptocurrencies as a valid form of payment for state taxes and licenses, according to a bill introduced on Feb. 21. Senate Bill 464, introduced by Republican state senators, Joshua McKoon and Michael Williams, proposes that “[t]he commissioner shall accept as valid payment for taxes and license fees any cryptocurrency, including but not limited to Bitcoin, that uses an electronic peer-to-peer […]

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Pump and Dump in Crypto: Cases, Measures, Warnings

The pump and dump is an age-old tactic to turn a quick buck. Recently, its increased amount in the cryptocurrency market has prompted CFTC to issue a Consumer Protection Advisory. The pump and dump, an age-old scheme to quickly raise the value of a worthless asset and then selling it to reap the profits from the price increase. Not only is the pump and dump illegally under the securities laws, but it is also extremely popular in the world of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital assets. How […]

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Overstock CEO Puts ‘Millions Of Dollars’ Into Unknown Coin, Compares To Bitcoin

CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne said that he is “not really interested in cryptocurrencies”, with the exception of a virtually unknown new project, Ravencoin. Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock, which was the first major retailer to accept Bitcoin (BTC) back in 2014, has said that he is “not really interested in cryptocurrencies per se,” but revealed a little-known Blockchain project his company has invested “millions of dollars” into in an interview with Business Insider Friday, Feb. 23. When asked if he’s interested in “everything cryptocurrency” or […]

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Romanian Startup Targets $400 Bln Charity Fundraising Market With New Platform

sponsored The company is using Blockchain and smart contracts to enhance speed and security of payments and plans to add innovative features by integrating artificial intelligence. A Romanian startup has set out to build a specialized Blockchain-based fundraising platform for philanthropic organizations such as Unicef, Red Cross or Save The Children to improve speed and transparency of payments. Year-end launch planned GoHelpFund is harnessing Blockchain and smart contracts, both of which significantly enhance speed and security of payments when compared with older payment systems. It also plans […]

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Lights, Camera, Crypto: Advertising Campaigns For New Money

As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity- people around the world are coming up with innovative ways to advertise cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value in 2017 was enough to bring it into mainstream consciousness – but people are clamoring to get on the Blockchain and cryptocurrency train. That has culminated in a number of weird and wonderful advertising campaigns, featuring some interesting celebrities and big businesses, all vying to promote and capitalize on the crypto craze that is sweeping the world. Early adopters of Bitcoin […]

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Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Says He Owns $2.5K In BTC, Or ‘Literally Zero Cryptocurrency’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO says he owns “literally zero cryptocurrency” in response to Twitter scams involving his fake accounts promising crypto donations. Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and entrepreneur known for founding and leading Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed on Twitter Thursday Feb. 22, how much Bitcoin (BTC) he owns — 0.25 BTC or about $2,478 as of press time, or 0.000012% of his total net worth. Musk’s cryptocurrency holdings reveal comes after a number of fake accounts posing to be various well-known figures, including Musk, cropped […]

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Coinbase, GDAX Exchange Platforms Introduce Full SegWit Support

Coinbase and its professional trading platform GDAX both now supports SegWit scaling upgrade for transactions on the Bitcoin network.   Exchange and wallet service Coinbase and its professional trading platform Global Digital Asset Exchange GDAX both announced they had implemented Segregated Witness (SegWit) support for Bitcoin transactions in blog posts published Friday, Feb. 23. In their blog pos, GDAX characterizes SegWit technology as “a critical step forward in the development of Bitcoin” and promises support for SegWit transactions will be made available to 100% of their customers […]

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