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Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC VolumeJurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty […]

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Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US Sanctions

Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US SanctionsRight after Washington’s move to impose sanctions that will restrict Iran’s access to US currency, reports came out that Tehran is speeding up the project to develop a national cryptocurrency. Officials in the Islamic Republic believe the state-issued coin could help circumvent the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. Also read: New Bill Proposes 5% […]

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Bob Goodlatte Becomes First Member of Congress to Disclose Crypto Holdings

Bob Goodlatte Becomes First Member of Congress to Disclose Crypto HoldingsBob Goodlatte, the chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary, has reported his private cryptocurrency holdings – making Mr. Goodlatte likely the first member of the United States Congress to disclose private investments in the form of virtual currencies. Also Read: Bank of Thailand Green-Lights Financial Companies for Crypto Activities Member of U.S. Congress Holds […]

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NYSE Owner: Bitcoin Should Be in Retirement Funds, Credit Cards, Retail Stores

NYSE Owner: Bitcoin Should Be In Retirement Funds, Credit Cards, Retail StoresIntercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of arguably the most important stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is introducing a new company, Bakkt. The idea is to weave bitcoin into 401(k)s, credit cards, and retail. The project is getting a lot of hype due in large measure to two very powerful backers: […]

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Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e Owner

Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e OwnerA court in Thessaloniki, Greece has accepted an extradition request from Russia for suspected Btc-e operator, Alexander Vinnik. Last month, a French request for Vinnik’s extradition was also accepted by Greece. Also Read: Markets Update: Monster Liquidations and Flash Crash Fear Russian Extradition Request Accepted for Alexander Vinnik Accepted by Greek Court A senior panel of […]

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The Daily: Hackers in High Demand, China Hires Cryptographer

The Daily: Hackers in High Demand, China Hires CryptographerTraders in the US, Russia and China are the most common victims of cyberattacks targeting cryptocurrency exchanges as you’ll discover in this edition of The Daily. Another study has found that the demand for services provided by hackers is much higher than what’s currently on offer. The same can be said for experts in cryptography: […]

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Bitpay COO Believes Bitcoin is “Working” as Means of Payment

Bitpay COO Believes Bitcoin is "Working" as Means of PaymentBitpay’s chief operating officer, Sonny Singh, recently attested to the efficacy of bitcoin as a means of payment, stating that “bitcoin is being used all around the world for things other than speculation and trading.” The COO also reported that Bitpay processed $1.2 billion USD worth of bitcoin payment in 2018. Also Read: Swissquote Reports 44% […]

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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked - $7.7M StolenUS presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the KICKICO project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles in Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until MarchIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has revealed that trading volume on its bitcoin futures markets nearly doubled during Q2; lawyer Jake Chervinsky has predicted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may postpone its determinations regarding Vaneck’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until March 2019; and Bitmex […]

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U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace With Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin DonationsIn recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]

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