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Bitcoin Is Finding Its Way into High Schools

Bitcoin Is Finding Its Way into High SchoolsOver the past few years, colleges and universities all over the world have been creating courses revolving around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Now the subject is slowly infecting the halls of high school students who want to learn about these emerging technologies. Because of the increased student interest, this week a Business and Personal Finance […]

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TD Bank The Latest to Halt Cryptocurrency Purchases Using Credit Cards

Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank is the latest financial institution to ban customers from using their credit cards to purchase cryptocurrency. As more retail investors continue to be onboarded, banks are looking to protect them from making ignorant decisions. Weighing Risk, Regulation, and Rapidity In a recent move that has become common from banks, TD Bank is effectively halting the use of credit cards to purchase cryptocurrency. Originally still permitting purchases even after the first move from

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Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, DASH and Lumens (XLM)

We are seeing a change of fortune as far as price action and altcoins is concerned. LTC, Lumens and DASH are on the fore front printing clear bull patterns that awaits confirmations today. Besides these three, we remain neutral on EOS unless we see a close above $9.5 while NEO is also encouraging as scalpers … Continue reading Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, DASH and Lumens (XLM)

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Vladivostok Discussed as Russia’s New ”Crypto Hub”

Vladivostok Discussed as Russia’s New ”Crypto Hub”Bankers and government officials have discussed the possible creation of a crypto valley on Russia’s Pacific coast. Representatives of the Central Bank and the executive power in Moscow have taken part in the consultations initiated by the Fund for Development of the Far East. The city of Vladivostok, where local authorities want to allow cryptocurrency […]

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French Manufacturer Archos Launches Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

French Manufacturer Archos Launches a Cryptocurrency Hardware WalletCryptocurrency users are blessed with an increasing choice of hardware wallets. Ledger and Trezor, the two dominant players in the space, are facing competition from a number of new entrants. Ledger will soon be joined by a fellow French manufacturer in the form of Archos, a company best known for its audio accessories. Its Safe-T […]

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Austria Wants to Regulate Bitcoin like Gold and Derivatives

Austria Wants to Regulate Bitcoin like Gold and DerivativesAustria Finance Minister Hartwig Löger is urging both his country and the broader European Union to treat cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in a regulatory fashion as they do now with regard to gold and derivatives. Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Austria Floats Ideas About Bitcoin Regulation “The cryptocurrencies are in the process […]

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Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Nano is Leading the Way

FOMO Moments There has been an unexpected turnaround this morning and the markets have rebounded a little. Weekends are usually times when selloffs occur, led by Asia, but today everything is in the green once again. Bitcoin is leading the pack with a 7.5% recovery on yesterday’s prices to $10.500, altcoins have followed it back … Continue reading Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Nano is Leading the Way

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The Public Will Decide Cryptocurrencies’ Future: Malaysia’s Central Bank

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The head of Malaysia’s central bank has firmly stated that the fate of cryptocurrencies in the country depends on the public adopting them, adding it would neither ban nor recognize cryptocurrency. Speaking at the 40th-anniversary dinner of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia this month, Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim had some noteworthy

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Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

Bitmain Made a Profit of Up To $4 Billion Last YearThe wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money. This week, Bernstein analysts released a report into Bitmain’s operations. It estimates the Chinese firm to have made $3-$4 billion last […]

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Bitcoin Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

Bitmain Made a Profit of Up To $4 Billion Last YearThe wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money. This week, Bernstein analysts released a report into Bitmain’s operations. It estimates the Chinese firm to have made $3-$4 billion last […]

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Mining Boom: Bitmain’s Profit Over $3 Billion According to Researchers

Beijing-based start-up Bitmain now dominates the Bitcoin mining industry. Last year it is estimated the company made as much money as chipmaker Nvidia did, according to estimates from researchers at Wall Street analyst Bernstein. Based on conservative estimates, the analysts calculate that Bitmain made $3 to $4 billion in operating profit last year. Bernstein’s U.S. semiconductor team estimates … Continue reading Mining Boom: Bitmain’s Profit Over $3 Billion According to Researchers

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Gaming Giant Ubisoft is Exploring Blockchain Technology

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Ubisoft, a gaming manufacturer, is exploring blockchain technology as it looks beyond gaming for future possibilities, Lidwine Sauer, director of insights and trends for the lab, told IGN ahead of her DICE 2018 speech to explain the company’s strategic innovation lab’s focuses going forward. The lab analyzes trends in how the world interacts with technology

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Japan: Do Criminals Prefer Cryptocurrencies or Fiat for Money Laundering? 669 Cases vs 347,000

Japan’s National Police Agency said today that they received reports on 669 cases of suspected money laundering linked to cryptocurrencies from exchange operators between April and December of last year; This is just a tiny fraction of the total, as 347,000 money laundering cases were reported by traditional banks in the same time frame. The … Continue reading Japan: Do Criminals Prefer Cryptocurrencies or Fiat for Money Laundering? 669 Cases vs 347,000

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Bitcoin Giant Bitmain Rivals GPU-Maker Nvidia in Profits, Analysts Say

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It’s taken China-based bitcoin miner Bitmain four years to achieve performance that its larger tech peer took more than two decades to accomplish, according to analyst firm Bernstein. Beijing-based Bitmain, which came on the scene in 2013, generated between $3 billion and $4 billion in operating profits last year, according to Bernstein data cited in

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Cryptocurrency Makes Up Only 0.17% of All Money Laundering Cases in Japan

Cryptocurrency opponents have long argued that digital currencies are tools for money launderers. If the National Police Agency in Japan is to be believed, that may indeed be the case — though it’s not as prevalent as one might think. Minimal money laundering According to reports, the National Police Agency in Japan suspects 669 cases of cryptocurrency-utilized money laundering between the months of April and December. The reports come directly from the cryptocurrency exchange operators

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UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

Despite rumours to the contrary, the UK government have announced that they will not be following the likes of Venezuela in launching their own digital currency for now. Whilst the Bank of England are indeed studying the implications of centrally-issued electronic currency, a government minister has stated that there are no plans in the immediate … Continue reading UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

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Stellar XLM – High Priority Choice When it Comes to Crypto

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The cryptocurrency ecosystem that is being developed as a whole, is a on-second excitement trigger as the flux of new inventions that it receives is over-the-roof. That is why many individuals find it difficult to separate good from bad, or a sleeping giant from mere dust. One of them, very worth to mention is Stellar [that […]

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CAC, a Dark Horse in Asia’s Booming Blockchain Market

On February 16, 2018, the first ever Digital Currency Blockchain Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, during which, CAC, the high-profile Credit Asia Chain, was officially launched with a star-studded team and advisory committee spanning from blockchain experts, to consumer finance veterans, and government officials. What is CAC? “CAC (Credit Asia Chain) is a social credit platform based on blockchain technology. The system is designed to solve long-lasting issues of information asymmetry, … Continue reading CAC, a Dark Horse in Asia’s Booming Blockchain Market

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Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in Kazakhstan

Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in KazakhstanThe Ministry of Finance in Kazakhstan has announced measures to improve security and oversight in its IT department after catching four employees mining cryptocurrencies on its servers. Joking that the miners have taken over the central bank’s main duty – money emission, a deputy called for crypto regulations. The National Bank is actually working on […]

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Scam-Free: Binance CEO Officially Receives Twitter Verification

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Chengpang Zhao, CEO of crypto exchange Binance is the proud new owner of a Twitter account with a verified blue check mark symbol on it. Despite Zhao being the third richest person in the cryptocurrency industry with a net worth well over $1 billion, his Twitter account was among those of regular folk since he

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GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall

GDAX, the trading arm of cryptocurrency brokerage Coinbase, announced today that they will implement full SegWit support for Bitcoin transactions in the coming days. The protocol upgrade aims to make transactions quicker and cheaper for users of BTC. GDAX Joins Coinbase and Bitfinex GDAX are the latest of the cryptocurrency industry’s major players to offer … Continue reading GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall

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A New Georgia Bill Could Allow Residents to Pay Taxes with Bitcoin

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Georgia has become the latest US state to consider allowing its residents to pay their taxes using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Senate Bill 464, which was introduced on Feb. 21 by Republican state senators Michael Williams and Joshua McKoon, aims to amend Georgia’s laws regarding tax payments to compel the state’s revenue commissioner to accept

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Coinbase Rolls Out SegWit Support on GDAX

At long last, Coinbase’s popular US-based digital asset exchange GDAX now supports Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions on the Bitcoin network. What is SegWit? SegWit  — short for Segregated Witness  —  is an important soft fork upgrade to the Bitcoin network which makes transactions significantly more secure and efficient. When sending transactions with SeqWit, the main part of the transaction is effectively segregated from the portion which authorizes it. In turn, this makes Bitcoin transactions even

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Cryptocurrency Has no Competition: Bank of America

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BoA or Bank of America – has accepted that there could be no competition set against the growing of cryptos by US regulators as they may be “unable” to challenge the wave. Filed on Feb 22, the annual report to SEC or Securities and Exchange Commission, the US bank notes out digital currencies as an […]

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Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

$250Mil Bitcoin Mining Campus Calls Butte, Montana HomeThe Big Sky Country state of Montana keeps raking them in. For the second time this month, a mining operation is announcing its moving to the Butte area. Power Block Coin LLC is reportedly plunking down a quarter of a billion dollars to upgrade existing facilities to mine the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Also […]

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