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The Daily: Around the World on 1 BTC and the Plausibly Deniable Brainwallet

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily, we’re focusing on human interest stories. Tales involving people rather than products, as a reminder of the many ways in which cryptocurrency affects people’s lives, transforming them for the better. From Australia to China, Thursday’s roundup is as borderless as bitcoin itself. Also read: Developer Paul Sztorc Launches […]

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Abra App Launches Support for Bitcoin Cash Deposits and Withdrawals

Wallets Users of the cryptocurrency exchange and wallet app Abra can now make deposits and withdrawals to their accounts with bitcoin cash (BCH). Bill Barhydt, the founder and CEO of the company, also published a video chat with Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver about bitcoin cash. Also Read: The Daily: Shapeshift Shuts Down Prism, Jamie Dimon Wants […]

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Finra accuses broker of fraud over cannabis-focused cryptocurrency security

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. Finra, a self-regulatory organization, on Tuesday filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre, saying he committed securities fraud and unlawfully distributed HempCoin, an unregistered, cannabis-focused cryptocurrency security. The complaint comes after scrutiny from regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, in addition […]

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Bitcoin Could Make Credit Cards Obsolete

According to some financial experts, Bitcoin transaction fees are lower. In addition, Bitcoin bypasses the unnecessary and expensive financial institutions within which credit cards depend. Therefore, experts believe that Bitcoin’s advantages will encourage merchants to replace credit cards with Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto: Bitcoin Payments Are Similar to Cash Transactions High credit card fees continue to […]

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German Stock Exchange Subsidairy Announces Crypto Trading App Bison

Finance Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, has announced a forthcoming cryptocurrency app. The new app, Bison, is expected to be made available in German during Autumn, with an English version expected soon after. Also Read: Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant Boerse Stuttgart Subsidiary Announces Forthcoming App Cryptocurrency […]

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Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

Technology On April 6 the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) forked the protocol in order to make the digital asset’s mining ecosystem egalitarian. However, the hard fork has led to the birth of four monero-based blockchain branches all claiming to be the “original monero.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue […]

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First Lightning Network Wallet App Now Available via Google Play

The Lightning Network’s first mobile app for Bitcoin’s mainnet is now available through Google Play. Known as the Eclair Wallet, the app was released on April 4, 2018, via French technology startup ACINQ, and is being offered specifically to Android users. Devices employing software version 5.0 or higher can send Lightning payments, which require significantly […]

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Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses

Software Change After seeming to be outright hostile to incorporating Cashaddr, a way to distinguish easily between bitcoin core and bitcoin cash addresses, popular hardware cold storage wallet company Trezor confirmed its integration is on the way. Also read: Crypto History Part 1: 400 Million Billion Billion, Beer, and a Murderous Plot Cold Storage Wallet Maker […]

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ABC News and the Atlantic reportedly among finalists to acquire Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com

FiveThirtyEight.com FiveThirtyEight and its founder, Nate Silver, are perhaps best known for presidential polling and political analysis. The list of suitors for Nate Silver’s data-driven website FiveThirtyEight has narrowed to a few, as the statistics guru prepares to move on from a nearly five-year tie-up with Walt Disney’s Co.’s ESPN. The final contenders include ABC […]

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