Monthly Archives: April 2018

‘C-Currency’ or How to Circumvent the Facebook ICO Advertising Ban

Georgi Georgiev · April 11, 2018 · 4:30 am Months after the Facebook crypto-related advertising ban, ads are still popping up here and there, promoting an array of different Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). It turns out that all you need to do to circumvent the full-fledged social network ban is to slightly tweak your wording. […]

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Bank of America: History’s Greatest Bubble Has Popped, But For Real This Time

Adam James · April 10, 2018 · 4:30 pm Ignoring pretty much every piece of information outside of Bitcoin’s chart, Bank of America has officially announced that the greatest bubble in history is popping, but for real this time.  The Greatest Bubble in History For at least the 279th time, Bitcoin is dead. As noted […]

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New “Know-Your-Transaction” Tool Enables Enhanced Blockchain Investigation

Cryptocurrency investigation enterprise Chainalysis is releasing a product called Know Your Transaction (KYT) designed to help businesses track customers that may be involved in illicit cryptocurrency-related activity. The company’s clientele includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Europol. Per a recent blog post, Chainalysis stated that it holds a […]

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Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

Technology On April 6 the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) forked the protocol in order to make the digital asset’s mining ecosystem egalitarian. However, the hard fork has led to the birth of four monero-based blockchain branches all claiming to be the “original monero.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue […]

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Viewers Can Now Earn VERA Cryptocurrency For Watching Videos On Verasity

Bitcoinist.net · April 9, 2018 · 4:00 am LONDON, UK, April 9, 2018 – Verasity, the video-sharing platform enhanced with blockchain technology that rewards viewers for watching and sharing videos, has launched their VeraPlayer. Users are now able to earn VERA cryptocurrency by watching videos on the VeraPlayer. These tokens will be accessible via their […]

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Over 16,000 Indians Sign Petition Against “Irrational” RBI Crackdown

Regulation Cryptocurrency users in India are using the internet to voice their protest over a recent crackdown by the country’s central bank. Instead of allowing it to be stifled, petitioners call on the government to help cultivate the new ecosystem which can benefit India in various ways.    Also Read: ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, […]

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Bitcoin Prediction Market Fairlay Sees Sizable Volumes

Emerging Markets In the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the concept of prediction markets is a topical subject. There are a few projects in the works hoping to build decentralized prediction markets such as Augur and Hivemind. One particular project, although not fully ‘trustless’ at the moment, Fairlay, has been moving a staggering amount of volume over the […]

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FCA Clarifies Stance on Cryptocurrency Offerings – Derivatives ‘Likely’ Require Authorization

Ali Raza · April 7, 2018 · 4:30 pm In a statement issued on Friday by the FCA, the UK’s financial watchdog, the agency announced that all companies wishing to provide cryptocurrency derivatives would “likely” require official authorization to do so. Friday’s announcement comes as the FCA seeks to clarify its stance when it comes to cryptocurrency […]

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England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences

Featured In a statement released 6 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of England attempted to clarify its jurisdiction in the ever-booming cryptocurrency industry. While acknowledging cryptos are “not currently” regulated by the bureau, crypto futures, contracts for difference (CFDs), options, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) do indeed fall under their purview. Furthermore, crypto […]

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