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Bitcoin $1 million! Cybersecurity legend John McAfee ramps up NSFW wager

Last summer, John McAfee made headlines when he said he’d, uh, make a meal of his manhood on live TV if bitcoin doesn’t hit $500,000 within three years. Now, with bitcoin BTCUSD, -4.40%  having exploded for a fivefold gain since his prediction to bust through the $11,000 level, the antivirus software pioneer’s self-cannibalizing wager seems […]

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SEC Chairman: Initial Coin Offerings Will Have to Register as Securities

Featured In a recent speech to an exclusive group of attorneys in New York, Walter Joseph “Jay” Clayton III, Securities and Exchange (SEC) Chairman, in prepared remarks and brief statements, equated Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) with securities, which will mean massive regulation of a red-hot market.  Also read: After SEC Snub, Vaneck Re-Enters Crypto Markets […]

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Lawyer Argues Tezos Suit “Should Be Heard in Switzerland”

Altcoins Drew Hinkes, a miami-based partner at legal firm Berger and Singermann has discussed the legal dispute over the approximately $232 million USD raised by the Tezos ICO. Last month, news.Bitcoin.com reported that the founders of Tezos had entered into a legal battle with the chairman of a Swiss foundation comprising an independent third party tasked […]

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PR: PodOne, the Uber of In-House and Remote Contact Center Agents, Files US Patent and Launches Pre-ICO Campaign

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. PodOne, aiming to become the Uber of in-house and remote […]

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Chinese Analyst Describes Bitcoin as Potential “Nuclear Bomb’ In “New Currency War” Between China and USA

News Xiao Lei, a Chinese financial analyst, has published an article that seeks to argue that the spheres of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are increasingly becoming a battleground in “a new currency” war between China and the United States. Despite some bitcoin users describing Lei’s views as conspiratorial, the article has garnered significant attention after becoming […]

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Joel Osteen-Endorsed Pastor Sentenced to Five Years in Coin.mx Case

Featured Pastor Trevón Gross, endorsed by televangelist Joel Osteen, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the Coin.mx exchange case, which involved bribery and use of a long-established church credit union. He’s the third person to be sentenced in the case.   Also read: Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Ron Paul: “Government should stay out of” Bitcoin

Featured Former presidential candidate Ron Paul recently urged legalization of all competing currencies, crypto and otherwise, during a televised phone interview. He discussed his views on prices going forward, particularly of gold versus the dollar, and warned about government involvement with regard to the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin.   Also read: Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission Forbids Bitcoin […]

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SEC Details Enforcement Objectives of New Cyber Unit

Regulation The co-director of the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s Division of Enforcement, Stephanie Avakian, has outlined the mission and enforcement aims of the regulator’s recently formed Cyber Unit and Retail Strategy Task Force. Speaking at a recent Securities Enforcement Forum, the co-director has detailed the objectives of the new unit, including issues […]

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Arras Lives on Bitcoin for a Week and Proves Bitcoin Is Gaining Acceptance

Featured Amelie Arras used bitcoin exclusively, no intermediaries, in a payments race to promote an industry conference. Competing against four others who also had their own strict payment methods, including gold, Ms. Arras won, showing the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is gaining acceptance as a medium of exchange.  Also read: One Woman Surviving Solely on Bitcoin […]

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