Report: Russian State Duma to Review Crypto Regulation, Oil-Backed Crypto in Development

The former Energy Minister Igor Yusufov is proposing an oil-backed crypto, and the Russian State Duma reportedly plans to review and adopt new cryptocurrency regulation in March

The First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Prius

CoinDesk takes a ride in the first car ever purchased with bitcoin – a Prius paid for with 1,000 BTC.

Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC

Markets Update: Altcoins Gain Against BTC Amid ConsolidationThe recent bounce in the value of many leading cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currency has comprised the first bullish action in several months. Since bottoming out during the third quarter of 2018, many leading altcoins have made significant bullish moves against BTC. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike BTC and BCH […]

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Derivatives Giant Fidelity Investments Receives and Passes on the Lightning Torch

The Lightning Torch has been received and passed on by the financial derivatives giant Fidelity Investments

In the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear Is Savvy, Revolut and Hackers

In the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear is Savvy, Revolut and HackersIn this edition of The Daily, crypto exchange Upbit is preparing to delist four tokens, while several projects have accused Kucoin of suggesting market making services to pump their volume and avoid delisting. Also, crypto payment processor Paybear has rebranded to Savvy, and British online bank Revolut is hiring hackers to test its systems. Also […]

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Facebook Ends “Free” Onavo VPN Service Over Data Harvesting Allegations

TheMerkle Protonmail VPNWhen Facebook first announced its VPN service, a lot of people scrutinized it. It later turned out that was for a good reason, as the Onavo VPN App has been marred in controversy for some time now. The VPN app itself is apparently used to spy on teens and harvest their data accordingly. As a result of these allegations, the social media giant will shut down its VPN offering effectively immediately. Ending the Onavo VPN Offering While there was some joy regarding Facebook’s decision to offer a free VPN app to mobile users, most people know this would not end

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Blockchain Company CasperLabs Appoints Ethereum Researcher Vlad Zamfir as Lead Architect

Ethereum researcher Vlad Zamfir has been appointed by blockchain protocol research and development company CasperLabs as lead consensus protocol architect

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto Businesses

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe Thai government has issued four licenses to a new crypto exchange. Prior to this, only existing exchanges that were in business before the country’s crypto regulation took effect were approved. The first licensed new exchange in Thailand is a subsidiary of a regulated Japanese exchange, Bitpoint. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed […]

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Canadian Banks Wary of QuadrigaCX Assets’ Origins, Cite Money Laundering Concerns

Hesitation has been shown by Canadian banks concerning the management of the assets of insolvent cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX

51% Attacks for Rent : The Trouble with a Liquid Mining Market

As the global pool of hashing power grows more liquid, arbitrageurs may see a financial incentive in "rent-a-miner" attacks.

Electroneum Price Bucks Bearish Trend Following GSMA Announcement

TheMerkle ElectroneumWeekends have often been a very interesting time for trading cryptocurrencies, tokens, and digital assets. Although the momentum has turned another bearish turn, it seems unlikely any real damage will be done in quick succession. The Electroneum price, on the other hand, is still trying to break free from the pack. A promising development for this currency, although the road ahead is still very long. Electroneum Price Begins to Break Free It is pertinent for altcoins, tokens, and assets to not remain solely reliant on Bitcoin’s momentum. Any self-respecting currency is, in theory, capable of breaking free from the world’s

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Old Meets Young: Pension Funds and Crypto Investment

Are pension funds poised to invest in crypto assets? Not yet, argues Noelle Acheson – but a shift has started.