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Binance Opens its First Fiat To Crypto Exchange in Uganda

Exchanges On Oct. 15, Binance announced the launch of its fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in Uganda. The world’s biggest digital currency exchange said users in the East African country are now able to complete full account verification starting immediately. Deposits and withdrawals of the local fiat currency, the Ugandan shilling, start on Wednesday. Also read: Bitcoin After Death: […]

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Call of the day: Don’t rule out $400 oil if the U.S. sanctions Saudi Arabia

So now Ford Motor F, -1.93%  Chairman Bill Ford and JPMorgan Chase JPM, -1.09%  boss Jaime Dimon have both opted to drop out of that Saudi conference following the country’s suspected role in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The high-profile pair is following the lead of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Viacom VIA, -1.04%  CEO […]

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Zambia Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency Businesses After Declaring Bitcoin Illegal Tender

Economy & Regulation The Bank of Zambia has started to clamp down on cryptocurrency-related businesses, mere days after declaring that it does not view digital coins such as BTC as legal tender. The crackdown began on Oct. 14, when the central bank announced an investigation into Heritagecoin Resources Ltd. for allegedly laundering money, according to […]

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Vitalik Buterin: I Quite Regret Adopting the Term ‘Smart Contracts’ for Ethereum

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin revealed his regret for adopting the popular term ‘smart contracts’ – a term that has become almost synonymous with Ethereum. Should Crypto Be ‘A-Legal’? Buterin weighed in on Twitter, October 11, in a discussion on ‘crypto law.’ The Ethereum (ETH) 00 cofounder’s response was triggered by Cryptoecongames, who stated that cryptocurrencies […]

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Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange

Featured A report authored by researchers from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics has found that Bitcoin is maturing. The report, courtesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, concludes that Bitcoin carries “concrete potential of imminently becoming a regular market” and “an alternative to the foreign exchange.” Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to […]

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Scam Victim Loses Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM Firm

News A woman suing for 62,500 Canadian dollars ($48,125) sent to a phone scammer over a bitcoin ATM has lost her court case, local media reported. On Friday, Charlottetown Provincial Court chief judge Nancy Orr ruled that the fiat money deposited by the woman into the teller machine belonged to Instacoin ATM Canada Inc., owners […]

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The Problem With ‘Sustainable Journalism’ Platform Civil

ConsenSys backed “sustainable journalism” marketplace Civil isn’t raising as much as it had hoped in its ICO. Civil’s ambitious plans have been picked apart by, you guessed it,  journalists. Free Press or Censorship Civil’s approach to revolutionizing journalism has been questioned in a recent post by Financial Times’ Alphaville. Like many blockchain platforms, Civil’s design is […]

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The Daily: Kanye Teaches Opsec, Crypto Foes Joins Forces

News The last 24 hours has been one of those all-too-rare periods in which the cryptosphere unites against a shared enemy. We’ll detail who in The Daily, right after we’ve discussed blockchain spam, Blockfolio’s new funding round, and how we learned an opsec lesson from Kanye West. Also read: Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony […]

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Bitcoin: Not as Bad as ‘They’ Say It Is

They‘ve been claiming “The End is Nigh” for Bitcoin since before most people were aware the ‘beginning’ had occurred. Just this week, a self-described ‘expert’ on international financial markets, has been trash-talking crypto in the US Senate. Yet, an advanced statistical analysis found that the Bitcoin market is actually no different than those of more respected currencies. […]

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“Crypto-Assets do not Pose [… ] Risk to Global Financial Stability”

Economy & Regulation Cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to global financial stability, but the diverse range of national regulatory regimes throughout the world continues to complicate efforts to establish an international legislative framework overseeing their use, the Financial Stability Board says in a new report.  Also Read: Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Report Advocates ‘Vigilant […]

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