Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized Exchange

Exchanges This week, Stellar launched its long-awaited decentralized exchange. Stellarx offers trading of a range of assets including cryptocurrencies from multiple blockchains, using stellar lumens (XLM) as the base currency. The exchange differs significantly from existing decentralized offerings, which are limited to tokens pertaining to a single blockchain – usually Ethereum. With Stellarx, however, users […]

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Proposed Crypto Mining Moratorium Rejected by County in Montana

Mining Montana’s second most populous county, Missoula County, has rejected the proposal for a moratorium on cryptocurrency operations. The proposal was first presented at a public hearing in June but was postponed for three months. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Proposed Crypto Moratorium Rejected Missoula County’s board of commissioners […]

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SEC, CFTC, FBI Take Action Against Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer 1Broker

Regulation Three U.S. agencies have taken action against international bitcoin-funded securities dealer 1pool Ltd., aka 1Broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says 1Broker violated federal securities laws. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says it violated the Commodity Exchange Act. Meanwhile, the company says it is working on letting customers withdraw their funds. Also […]

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Austria Falls Deeper into Debt, Turns to Ethereum Blockchain for Help

The government of Austria, like almost every other on the planet, is sinking deeper into debt. The country is planning to raise 1.15 billion euros in an auction next Tuesday. In an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, the bonds will be issued and authenticated using the Ethereum blockchain. Austrian finance minister Hartwig Löger […]

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Bitcoin Will Thrive When Naysayers Like Warren Buffett Will Be ‘Pile of Dust’

The opinions of billionaire Bitcoin naysayers Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will be obsolete in 20 years as both will be “a pile of dust” and Bitcoin will endure. Generational Differences That was the conclusion drawn by research this week about the huge differences between the older and younger generation when it comes to the […]

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The Zaif Hack Story Isn’t Over Yet: Further Investigations Lead to More Questions

The hack of Japan-licensed cryptocurrency exchange Zaif took the crypto community by surprise last week. It’s recently emerged that the perpetrators of the crime are trading the stolen wealth on Binance and other exchanges. Japan’s Financial Watchdog Slams Three Business Improvement Orders The event couldn’t pass unnoticed, especially because the exchange had reportedly warned about […]

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Bitcoin Cash Follows Ripple Price Pump On Back Of Bitmain IPO News

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) staged an unlikely comeback September 27, rising almost 25 percent after news mining giant Bitmain had finally filed for an initial public offering (IPO). BCH Hits Multiweek Highs Data from Coinmarketcap shows BCH 00 beating out competition from all of the top twenty cryptocurrency assets for the 24 hours to press time, […]

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The Daily: Around the World on 1 BTC and the Plausibly Deniable Brainwallet

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily, we’re focusing on human interest stories. Tales involving people rather than products, as a reminder of the many ways in which cryptocurrency affects people’s lives, transforming them for the better. From Australia to China, Thursday’s roundup is as borderless as bitcoin itself. Also read: Developer Paul Sztorc Launches […]

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Displaced Communities Are Finding Hope Through Blockchain and NGOs

A number of humanitarian groups and affiliated NGOs are beginning to rely on blockchain to help empower and aid refugees.  Summer estimates from the United Nations put the number of displaced persons across the world at more than 68 million. More than 25 million in this figure are classified as refugees. A number of international […]

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Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan

News Google has announced that regulated cryptocurrency exchanges will be allowed to advertise on its platforms in the United States and Japan starting in October. This removes some of the restrictions the company placed on crypto ads in June. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Some Crypto Ads Will Be […]

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