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Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company NeutrinoCoinbase has acquired the cryptocurrency surveillance company Neutrino, whose team will be joining the American exchange’s European operation. The Milan, Italy-based startup develops blockchain intelligence platforms for crypto companies as well as law enforcement agencies. Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 Coinbase Acquires Neutrino Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced […]

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Cryptocurrency Can Now Be Purchased at 10,000 French Tobacco Shops

A partnership between French company Digycode and national point of sale (POS) provider Ingenico has gone live, making it possible to buy cryptocurrencies offline at 10,000 tobacco shops in France – just under half of the total number of licensed tabacs in the country. BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, and DASH are currently available, with BCH […]

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Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150

Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150The cryptocurrency markets have produced several days of bullish price action, with BTC testing resistance near $4,000 for the time in five weeks today. In doing so, it’s broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 272 days. In other market action, both BCH and ETH rallied to test resistance near $150, and […]

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In the Daily: Kucoin Rebrand, Binance DEX, The Tie Adds Trading View

In the Daily: Kucoin Rebrand, Binance DEX, The Tie Adds Trading ViewIn Tuesday’s installment of The Daily, we begin by checking in with a couple of the leading exchanges in the cryptosphere. Kucoin has unveiled a new look and a slew of new features, while Binance is poised to launch the testnet of its long-awaited DEX. We’ll finish by examining an integration between sentiment analysis service […]

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Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic LabThe government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses. Alongside this is the inauguration of the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit which will deal with fraud involving cryptocurrencies. It is the first cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country, according to a commissioner. Also […]

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Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

Another Satoshi Steps Out of the Woodwork Calls Craig Wright a LiarOn Feb. 8, the chief executive of Nchain, Craig Wright, wrote a blog post that purportedly described his experience of creating Bitcoin. Wright’s essay states “I was Satoshi” but throughout the story, he refuses to reveal his keys. It’s not the first time Wright has claimed to be Satoshi, but in the comment section of […]

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Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

Another Satoshi Steps Out of the Woodwork Calls Craig Wright a LiarOn Feb. 8, the chief executive of Nchain, Craig Wright, wrote a blog post that purportedly described his experience of creating Bitcoin. Wright’s essay states “I was Satoshi” but throughout the story, he refuses to reveal his keys. It’s not the first time Wright has claimed to be Satoshi, but in the comment section of […]

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Indian Police Arrest ‘Cashcoin’ Gang Accused of Scamming Millions From Investors

Police in India Arrest Gang Allegedly Involved in Crypto Scam After Investors Were Duped out of Millions With 'Cashcoin'Police in Mumbai have busted a gang allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (nearly $14 million). The gang targeted people by launching a cryptocurrency called Cashcoin and sold it to investors, promising to double their money.  Also Read: Indian Blockchain Summit Draws Policy Makers to Speed up Crypto Regulation  […]

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Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Drivechain Creator's Latest Paper Causes Debate About Bitcoin's Future SecurityDrivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from all networks.” Also […]

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Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

Survey: 'Blockchain' Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word “blockchain” to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it. Also Read: In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare […]

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Everything You Should Know About Bitcoin Address Formats

Everything You Should Know About Bitcoin Address FormatsA wallet address, comprising a string of 26-35 alphanumeric characters, is all it takes to send and receive bitcoin. Any bitcoin address can be used to transfer cryptocurrency to any other address on the network, provided the sender’s wallet software supports that address type. With multiple address formats to choose from, and wallet providers and […]

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Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 28.6% More EfficiencyOn Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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Most of 2017’s Leading Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Have Crashed Out of the Top 15

Few Markets Retain Top Market Cap Ranking After Bull CycleMany cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb. 19, 2017 have since fallen from the top 15. Also Read: Markets […]

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In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment ReportIn this edition of The Daily we cover the beta launch of a new platform from Shapeshift, an acquisition by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada – Coinsquare – and the latest Grayscale digital asset investment report. Also Read: Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Shapeshift Unveils Beta Noncustodial crypto changing […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFsCommissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Crypto Card Users in the U.S. Left With Scarce Options as Shift Card Sunsets ServicesU.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More […]

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments Via BitpayCryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia […]

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock ProjectOver the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend […]

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How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your CoinsHow do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter […]

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How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your CoinsHow do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter […]

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In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg LawIn this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and […]

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Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are SecuritiesAfter failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]

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Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Mining Operation Orca Pool Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks from AttacksLast November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark […]

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Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTCA Canadian online drug dealer, snared by an undercover police agent on the dark web, is pleading to be allowed to keep half of the 288 bitcoins that police seized from him as proceeds of crime. With prosecutors seeking a court order to forfeit the crypto stash, worth CAD$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), the 30 year-old […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Traders Still Uncertain After a Week of Consolidation

Cryptocurrency markets are once again riding a long period of consolidation as the last seven days has failed to show any meaningful moves. During our last markets update, digital asset values spiked considerably, gaining billions in one hour on Feb. 8. But a week later cryptocurrencies have offset those gains and most markets have been […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for BitcoinCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Bitcoin could scarcely be more different. One is permissioned, the other permissionless; one centralized, the other decentralized; one is censorable, the other censorship-resistant. Despite their dissimilarities, CBDCs might just be the best driver yet for Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Mobile Gifting Platform Swych Announces Cryptocurrency Support CBDCs Are the Best […]

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