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In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt Update

In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt UpdateIn this edition of The Daily we cover recent remarks from the new Chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a spat between Wikileaks and Craig S. Wright (CSW), and the latest update about the upcoming institutional crypto platform Bakkt. Also Read: In the Daily: BCH Charity Anniversary, Lighting Wholesaler Takes Crypto, Atomicpay Vanity URLs […]

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Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible InterventionVisa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency if there is an incentive to do so. Also Read: Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kelly: Cryptocurrency More a Commodity Than […]

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3D Gun File Company Reorganizes After Cody Wilson Resigns

Cody Wilson, founder and Director of Defense Distributed (DD) has resigned, according to a press conference held Tuesday, September 25th in Austin, Texas. Paloma Heindorff, an operations executive with the company for three years, has been named Director. Mr. Wilson tendered his formal resignation Friday, September 21st in the wake of criminal allegations and charges […]

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3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches FundraiserEmbattled 3D printable gun advocate Cody Wilson and his Texas-based company, Defense Distributed are being sued by nearly two dozen states in the US. Attorneys General are marshaling a coast-to-coast legal fight against Mr. Wilson after he had an agreement with the US Department of State that effectively allowed Defense Distributed to host downloadable firearm […]

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Bitcoin is a Permissionless, Decentralized Firearm: Cody Wilson is Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin is a Permissionless, Decentralized Firearm: Cody Wilson is Satoshi NakamotoThe path to a cryptocurrency revolution might just run through a sleepy Austin, Texas industrial park, home to offices of Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed in the United States. Parallels exist between downloadable files from a website, allowing users access to 3D printable firearms, and a permissionless, decentralized, censorship-resistant medium of exchange. If […]

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Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was Blocked

Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was BlockedWikileaks announced that Coinbase has blocked its official Wikileaks shop without notice or explanation. The organization will all for a global blockade of the cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor “as an unfit member of the crypto community.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Quits Wikileaks Wikileaks announced on Friday that “Coinbase […]

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Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70

John Perry Barlow is dead. Your unacknowledged soulmate, he was what everyone would call an internet pioneer, understanding early cyberspace’s potential. During his varied and colorful life, he collected many friends, among them Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir, John F. Kennedy Jr., Timothy Leary, and Vice President Al Gore. His A Declaration of […]

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Visa Veto Leaves Several European Cryptocurrency Cards Locked Out

Visa Veto Leaves Several European Cryptocurrency Cards Locked OutEuropean cryptocurrency card holders are awakening to discover that their plastic is now worthless. A Visa-led crackdown has seen several crypto card issuers forced to call an end to their services across Europe. Visa subsidiary Wavecrest is being blamed for the withdrawal of service, which affects scores of crypto card issuers including Bitwala, Tenx, Bitpay, […]

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Wikileaks Founder Responds to Banking Blockade 2.0: “Use Cryptocurrencies”

Wikileaks Founder Responds to Banking Blockade 2.0: "Use Cryptocurrencies"This week the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, told his 600,000 Twitter followers that the website that exposes government corruption is suffering another “banking blockade.” According to Assange U.S. intelligence is making it difficult for Wikileaks donors, and the cypherpunk says people should donate cryptocurrencies to bypass this obstruction. Also Read: WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000+ […]

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Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions

Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial SanctionsWhile the rising transactions fees are making bitcoin less usable for everyday purchases, its strength is drawing in companies and nation states looking to use the cryptocurrency. This is especially true for those locked out of the international financial system, as can be seen by the thinking of a top Putin aide. Also Read: Israeli […]

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