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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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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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Indian Trade Association Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive Growth

Indian Trade Association Nasscom Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive GrowthThe Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association. […]

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Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on […]

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CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures See a Surge of Institutional Interest

CME Group's Bitcoin Futures Sees a Surge of Institutional Interest in 2019The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a big spike in bitcoin futures volumes according to an internal investors email sent to clients on Feb. 19. CME Group’s note explains that last Tuesday’s BTC-based futures volumes touched a new record with 18,338 contracts traded and the firm says increased volumes may be due to […]

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Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries

Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 CountriesMoney laundering scandals involving some of the world’s largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros (~$4.2 billion) for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark’s largest bank to terminate its operations in the country. Danske Bank is also shutting down in […]

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Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police

Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian PoliceIrish auctioneer Wilsons Auctions is to sell off 315 bitcoins seized by the Belgian government in a drug trafficking case that involved the dark net. The 24-hour online auction will start at noon on Feb. 28. Also read: Bitgo Obtains $100M Insurance Policy to Cover Crypto Assets Wilsons to Auction $390k Worth of Drug-Related Crypto Wilsons […]

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This ‘Faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto

This 'Faketoshi' Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi NakamotoOver the years, it’s become popular to claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto even if you lack a shred of evidence. Although some individuals have tried really hard to prove it, they have always failed to convince the greater community. For instance, a few self-proclaimed inventors of Bitcoin have attempted to generate a signature with […]

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Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash SupportCoinbase announced on Tuesday that users of its wallet app can now directly store their bitcoin cash. The app update will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Both Cashaddr and legacy address formats are supported alongside Bitcoin Cash Testnet for developers. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades […]

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BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade: Schnorr and Segwit Recovery

BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade — Schnorr and Segwit RecoveryOn Feb. 14, a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers sat down and discussed the featured items for the scheduled upgrade this coming May. According to the programmers, two specific features will be ready for the upgrade: Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery. The developers also detailed that certain features like nullfail and the 100-byte transaction […]

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