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$1.1 Million Landmark Crypto Fraud Case Establishes CFTC Jurisdiction

Economy & Regulation The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) helped bring a fraud case to court, hoping to both assist in its ultimate prosecution and establish precedent. The New York Eastern District Court decided in the CFTC’s favor, ending in a combined over $1.1 million decision in fines and restitution. It also established the […]

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Bitcoin Lost: The Heroic and Maddening World of Crypto Wallet Recovery

Interview David Veksler of Walletrecovery.info has seen it all. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the man many in the ecosystem call upon when the ‘you-know-what’ hits the fan. Lost seeds. Fires. Seemingly unrecoverable hard drives. Mr. Veksler views the impossible as an interesting problem, a puzzle to crack. As more folks onboard into cryptocurrency, and as […]

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Blockchain Enters “Trough of Disillusionment” According to Gartner

Blockchain Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm specializing in the financial and IT industries, recently published a report that asserts blockchain has entered the “trough of disillusionment” with regards to the technology’s lifecycle of hype and adoption. Also Read: Bitmain Unveils New 18 Terahash Water-Cooled Bitcoin Miner Blockchain Enters “Trough of Disillusionment” According to Gartner […]

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Bitmain Unveils New 18 Terahash Water-Cooled Bitcoin Miner

Mining On August 23, the China-based firm Bitmain Technologies revealed the company’s latest mining device, the Antminer S9 Hydro. The newly manufactured rig is a water-cooled SHA256 miner that commands a hashrate of around 18 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). Also read: Innosilicon’s T2-Turbo Bitcoin Miner is Powerful, But GMO’s B3 is Still the Champ The […]

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Huobi Launches Partner Exchanges in Russia, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Canada

News Chinese exchange Huobi and its partners are launching cryptocurrency exchanges in five regions: the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Canada. Partners “share Huobi’s order integration system, wallet system, asset management and clearing systems.” The exchange in Manila has launched with trading in three markets with over 40 trading pairs. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Long Blockchain Corp Receives Delisting Determination From Nasdaq

Finance Long Blockchain Corp., the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp., has announced that it has received a delisting determination from Nasdaq. The U.S.-based company made headlines in December after its name change triggered a 432% gain in the price of its shares over the course of a single day. Also Read: Bitcoin […]

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Massachusetts Censures Five ICO Crypto Startups in a Single Day

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding in the United States is a most dangerous game. Massachusetts brought no fewer than five acts of censure on the same day this week. Censure is a formal legal settlement entered into, in this case, with crypto companies accused of financial law violations, and usually involve a Consent Order (to prevent further prosecution, […]

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Slush Pool Mines the First ASIC Boost Block Sparking More Debate

Mining On March 24, the mining operation Slush Pool announced it had mined a block using the controversial ASIC Boost protocol and did so using a Halong Miner. The news follows the pool revealing it was compatible with ASIC Boost which sparked up a heated debate just recently. Also read: What is Asicboost? — An Interview […]

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Zhao Dong Recounts How He Lost 9,000 BTC

Markets and Prices Famed Chinese OTC bitcoin trader, Zhao Dong, recently shared the story of how he first entered the bitcoin markets, the losses he incurred, and his views on speculation in the cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: Snowden on Bitcoin: Blasts Public Ledger and Core Developers Zhao Dong’s Rocky Start in the Cryptocurrency Markets Zhao Dong, […]

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