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Japan’s GMO Launches Live Crypto Trading Platform, Adds Mining Facilities

Exchanges Japanese internet giant GMO has launched a live crypto trading platform via its subsidiary GMO Coin. This is the company’s third crypto exchange and trading service. Meanwhile, the group has established more mining facilities and has mined almost 3,000 BTC and over 660 BCH so far. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese […]

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Bitcoin: Goldman Sachs Calls Trading Desk Pullback Report ‘Fake News’

Earlier this week, a report suggested Goldman Sachs was backing away from its plans to open a cryptocurrency trading desk, as it was rumored to have intended to do this summer. The news sparked a bloodbath in the market for Bitcoin and other virtual coins, as it signaled a weakening of institutional support for cryptocurrencies […]

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Iran Recognizes Cryptocurrency Mining as Industry

Iran has purportedly accepted cryptocurrency mining as an official industry. According to a high-ranking official, all related institutions have already agreed on it. A Breath of Fresh Air Iran has historically been fairly controversial in its stance towards cryptocurrencies. As Bitcoinist reported in April, the country banned banks from touching Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. […]

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Washington Mining Enclave to Be Hit with Increased Power Costs

Low energy prices from the local hydroelectric plant attracted many cryptocurrency miners to Grant County, Washington. But it seems like the gravy train may soon hit the buffers as authorities announced a series of price hikes. Evolving Industries International Business Times reports that a late-August meeting saw the Grant County Public Utility District (PUD) vote-in […]

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Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Goes Beyond 24-Hours Setting New Records

Technology & Security On September 1, Bitcoin Cash proponents led a community-driven stress test by sending millions of transactions in one day. In fact, the protocol’s miners processed 2.2 million transactions in 24-hours and processed massive sized blocks all day long. But the stress testing fun didn’t end there as many BCH supporters continued to […]

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Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik Extradited To Russia

Greece’s Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to Russia. Some think he might also have valuable information for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates alleged Russian election meddling. Alexander Vinnik was once a man with two lives. He was said to be one of the people behind the BTC-e exchange. He […]

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Did you forget about bitcoin? Here’s what’s going on

Leading cryptocurrency bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.13%   has been experiencing quite the extended hangover this year. After steadily climbing through the first three quarters of 2017 from a low of $776 in January, it partied hard at the close of the year, spiking from $4,395 at the start of the fourth quarter to a high of $19,343 in […]

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How to avoid making the same mistake Aretha Franklin did and the road to homeownership

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Ray Dalio’s new tips to survive the next market meltdown are grounded in these career secrets The hedge-fund manager shares ways to be better prepared for a major crisis — with money, work, and life. How not to be a […]

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