The Daily: Google Founder Is a Crypto Miner, Elon Musk Impressed by Scambots
In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover why Google founder Sergey Brin has become a crypto miner, and why Elon Musk is impressed by crypto scambots on Twitter. Additionally covered are a new response from Fcoin regarding recent allegations and a $100 million venture capital fund for blockchain startups in Israel. Also Read: […]
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Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses
The Philippines Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced it granted three cryptocurrency exchanges provisional license to operate. All three are foreign-based, including two from Hong Kong and one from Thailand. To gain annual approval, companies made substantial financial and employment investments in the country. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against […]
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Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet
The latest version of the Opera for Android, currently available in a private beta, introduces an easy-to-use and built-in cryptocurrency wallet functionality to the browser. This means that a significant part of Opera’s 322 million user base across all platforms would no longer need to install separate extensions to handle supported crypto payments on mobile […]
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Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison
A Southern Californian Localbitcoins trader has been sentenced to prison for a year for unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering. The trader, Bitcoin Maven, reportedly exchanged between $6 and $9.5 million for customers across the country, according to the notice by the U.S. Department of Justice. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]
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Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds
New academic research has concluded that more than 50 percent of crypto projects raising capital through ICOs do not make it through to the fifth month after the token sale. The study also suggests that investors get the best return on their money if they sell the coins within the first month of trading, while […]
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Ledger Live Desktop Wallet Manager Reviewed
On Monday, wallet manufacturer Ledger released its eagerly anticipated new desktop software. Ledger Live is meant to be a more reliable and user-friendly version of the Chrome app, which has come in for criticism, not least from this reviewer. To determine whether Ledger Live is an improvement on its predecessor, I put the French firm’s […]
Akari Launches BCH-Powered Micro-Site Builder for Crowdfunding
During the second week of May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Akari Global Foundation, a group that aims to bolster bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption through its services. The organization launched Akari-Pay, a one file BCH payment and donate page for BCH merchants and non-profits. This week Akari has launched a free bitcoin cash powered pages builder […]
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Korean Government Criticized for Crypto Exchange Hacks, Upbit Denies Hack Rumor
The South Korean government has been criticized for not doing enough to help prevent hacking at cryptocurrency exchanges. Data obtained by the regulators show that three crypto exchanges were hacked, with damage of almost $1 billion, after having gone through an inspection by the government. Meanwhile, one of the nation’s largest crypto exchanges, Upbit, has denied […]
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PR: DECOIN.IO Crosses Soft Cap with Exciting Developments on the Horizon
The high growth rates seen in the crypto space over the first half of 2018 have been exceeded in June, a month that saw a spike and tremendous rise in investor interest towards ICO that could offer real potential value to investors. DECOIN—an emerging blockchain-based trading and exchange platform offering redistributed revenues to coin holders—has successfully reached its soft cap fundraising goal.
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Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Drop a Leg Down as Bulls Lose Momentum
Digital asset markets have failed to surpass heavy resistance over the weekend, and during the early morning trading sessions on Tuesday, July 10, as well. The top cryptocurrencies have slid in value once again as Bitcoin Core (BTC) has tumbled to $6,377 after touching the $6,830 region. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices hovered around $785 […]
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