Monthly Archives: February 2018

TD Bank The Latest to Halt Cryptocurrency Purchases Using Credit Cards

Gregory Rocco · February 24, 2018 · 2:30 am Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank is the latest financial institution to ban customers from using their credit cards to purchase cryptocurrency. As more retail investors continue to be onboarded, banks are looking to protect them from making ignorant decisions. Weighing Risk, Regulation, and Rapidity In a recent move […]

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Meet the Rouge Project: a Game-Changer in the Coupon Market

Bitcoinist.net · February 23, 2018 · 1:00 am The coupon market came out in the early twentieth century, mostly in the US and Europe, and since then has grown exponentially. The internet boom allowed companies to provide their clients with all kinds of discounts and rebate on various goods. Today, we’re living in another technology […]

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Crypto-Backed SALT Claims $1.3 Billion Backlog, Suspends New Memberships

Featured Secured Automated Lending Technology (SALT) has an enviable problem if its recent Medium post is to be believed. The membership-based crypto-as-collateral loan platform has declared “a demand of over $1.3b in loan requests” is forcing it to suspend “new membership registrations, loan requests, and purchases of SALT.” Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny […]

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California Bill Aims to Recognize Blockchain Records

News The state of California has introduced a new bill that aims to recognize blockchain transactions, digital signatures, and smart contracts as a legal form of record. Assemblyman Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 2658 on February 20 in order to re-define laws that apply to electronic records that take place within the state.   Also […]

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ivyKoin Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Legacy Financial Institutions and Cryptocurrency

Gregory Rocco · February 22, 2018 · 8:00 pm Legacy financial institutions have generally taken a hands-off approach when it comes to cryptocurrencies due to their lack of transparency and promotion of anonymity. ivyKoin is looking to break down those barriers through its unique transfer of KYC (know your customer) and KYT (know your transaction) […]

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Centralized Cryptoruble Not Possible, Minister Tells Putin

Blockchain The Russian Ministry of Finance is not against a national cryptocurrency, provided the state does not participate in it. The creation of a centralized coin, like the cryptoruble, seems impossible, as cryptocurrencies are based on decentralized ledgers, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told President Putin, according to Russian media.   Also read: Russian Authorities Criticized […]

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Play2Live Released MVP 2.0 and Opened Main Token Sale

Bitcoinist.net · February 22, 2018 · 10:00 pm On February 21st, Alexey Burdyko, CEO of Play2Live, opened the token sale with a Q&A live session, answering product and sale related questions. The recording is available here. Play2Live (P2L), the first full-blown blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers and esports fans, operating on BitShares 2.0, has released its MVP version […]

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