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Blockstream Satellite Now Means Most Of The World Can Use Bitcoin Without Internet

Blockchain technology company Blockstream revealed the second phase of its satellite-based Bitcoin communications project Blockstream Satellite this week. Satellite Coverage Expands To Asia Pacific Part of a plan to provide free private Bitcoin sending and receiving without the need for an internet connection, the company now provides satellite coverage of the Asia Pacific region, an accompanying […]

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Patreon’s Censorship Is Bad for Free Speech But Good for Bitcoin

Crowdfunding A fresh wound has opened in the culture war, and this time money is the blade. In recent days, a number of prominent Youtubers and other content creators have abandoned the crowdfunding platform Patreon in protest at the deplatforming of “Sargon of Akkad” aka Carl Benjamin. Benjamin, who has over 800,000 subscribers and debunks […]

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Former Mt. Gox Ceo Faces Jail Over Embezzlement in Japan

News Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman, who has been previously accused of diverting company money for prostitutes, business acquisitions and luxury items, is facing charges of transferring $3 million of client funds to his own account for investment in a […]

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British Lawmaker Proposes Tax, Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

Finance U.K. lawmaker Eddie Hughes has proposed that taxpayers should have the option to pay council tax and utility bills in cryptocurrencies such as BTC. The 50 year-old conservative legislator for the Walsall North constituency said the move would place the country at the forefront of digital currency adoption in Europe. Also read: Gibraltar Exchange Obtains […]

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Switzerland’s City of Zug Fastest Growing Tech-hub in Europe

News The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, has been named the fastest growing technology community in Europe. Zug ranked atop the “State of European Tech” report by London-based global investment firm Atomico last week, on the strength of its year-on-year growth of attendees to tech-related meetup events. Also read: Malaysian Financial Regulators […]

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U.S. Draft Bitcoin Law to Step up Security and Innovation

Economy & Regulation Two United States congressmen have introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent alleged cryptocurrency price manipulation while aiming to position the U.S. at the forefront of innovation within the digital asset industry. Also read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing Bank Accounts of Crypto Exchange Orionx Protection From Price Manipulation The […]

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Malaysia Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

Economy & Regulation Malaysia’s securities regulator and central bank are to strengthen their scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs) through new rules meant to eliminate issues of unfair trade practices and alleged risk of money laundering and terrorism financing. The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said they will also tighten regulation […]

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Prepare for the stock market’s next big downturn before it happens

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: This week’s top stories reflect the rising volatility and rising anxiety hitting the U.S. and global markets. Read about what to watch for — and watch out for — in some stock market measures with predictive qualities. Also, see what the smart money is doing with their […]

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Japan’s Money Forward Announces Details of Upcoming Cryptocurrency Exchange

Exchanges Japanese public company Money Forward, operator of a personal budgeting app with 7 million users, is preparing to launch a crypto exchange. Three cryptocurrencies will be supported. A representative of the company has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com about the platform and the company’s future crypto projects. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Why Use Blockchain Technology? – Bitcoinist.com

Why use blockchain technology? While there are certainly a lot of advantages to a distributed ledger, it may not be applicable to all companies or individuals–not yet, at least. The second question people usually ask when they hear about blockchain is–why use blockchain? Why use a distributed ledger? Why not use a regular database or […]

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