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Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption in the U.S.

Economy & Regulation U.S. states with positive attitudes have advanced towards bitcoin legalization – a process that a growing number of elected officials consider inevitable, if not desirable. Numerous crypto-friendly bills have been introduced, and some of them have received approval in committees and houses of state legislatures. One wouldn’t necessarily think of states like […]

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Why Warren Buffett is a ‘prime example’ of the failure of American capitalism

‘Warren Buffett should not be celebrated as an avatar of American capitalism; he should be decried as a prime example of its failure, a false prophet leading the nation toward more monopoly and inequality.’ That hot take comes from David Dayen, ripped from a deep dive published on Thursday in The Nation entitled, “The dirty […]

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Republican Candidate Austin Petersen Accepts the Largest Campaign Contribution Paid in BTC

News This week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($4,500 USD). Also Read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure […]

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The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO

Featured The famed hub of American 1960s radicalism and counterculture, Berkeley, California is at it again. Dormant for a few years, the US presidency of Donald Trump has awoken defiant spirits, as the city challenges administration policy over everything from immigration to taxation. One tool of resistance under consideration is an initial coin offering in […]

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Arizona Closer to Accepting Bitcoin and Regulating ICOs

Economy & Regulation Arizona may become the first U.S. state to legalize bitcoin as a payment option for tax purposes. Bills to that end have been advancing in the State Legislature, with one of them already passed by the Senate Finance Committee. First reading of a draft law regulating ICOs has been scheduled, too. The […]

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Meet Bitcoin’s New Rock Star; CFTC’s J. Christopher Giancarlo

Featured A strange thing happened on the way to the decentralized digital currency revolution: a cop – a regulator – seems to have salvaged bitcoin’s giant crash. Less than 24 hours after a 65 percent drop in bitcoin’s price, hysteria from all corners, no less than one man, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chair, […]

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Cryptocurrency Trader Sues T-Mobile for Giving Hackers Control of His Account

Security Cryptocurrency use requires great personal responsibility with regards to data security. Investors need to not only make sure they are using best security practices but must also hope that service providers that have the potential to jeopardize their holdings do so as well. In a recent federal court case, a T-Mobile client claims that […]

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Grayscale Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency ‘Large Cap Fund’

Finance This Wednesday Grayscale Investments, the sponsor of the Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) has announced a new cryptocurrency investment vehicle is coming. The company plans to launch the ‘Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund’ (the “Fund”) that intends to hold the top digital assets within the cryptocurrency economy. Also Read: Phony PBOC Email Sent to U.S. Media […]

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Bitcoin.com’s This Week in Bitcoin Podcast is Mandatory Listening

Promoted Veteran podcaster Matt Aaron lends his curation and vocal talent to a smooth few minutes each week in summation of the Bitcoin world’s most important news, This Week in Bitcoin (TWiB). Every Friday, listeners get breakdowns and commentary in bite-size format, leaving them informed and with plenty of time to go about their day. […]

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Us Government Scientists: “Technically, Bitcoin Is a Fork and Bitcoin Cash Is the Original Blockchain”

Technology Answering demands from the private and public sectors, US government scientists have created a guide to the technology behind bitcoin and its applications for a variety of uses. Among various issues, the 59-page report explains that, “technically, Bitcoin is a fork and Bitcoin Cash is the original blockchain.” Also Read: Singapore Mall Sells Cryptocurrency […]

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