Indian Supreme Court Gives Government Two Weeks to Submit Cryptocurrency Report

India’s supreme court has brought up the case against the cryptocurrency banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India after one-and-a-half months of delay. The court has reportedly asked the government to submit a report of the findings from the committee it had set up to understand the crypto space and recommend regulatory measures. Also […]
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Indian Police Seize Unocoin’s ATM, Arrest Two Founders

One week after Indian cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin announced the launch of its ATM, local police have reportedly seized the machine and arrested two founders of the company, including the CEO. Police say the machine was set up without approvals. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Several Items Seized Indian police have seized […]
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Indian Police Seize Unocoin’s ATM, Arrest Two Founders

Bitcoin Cash Organizations Start Preparing for the November Hard Fork

As the days draw closer to the scheduled Bitcoin Cash upgrade, affiliated organizations are preparing for the hard fork. Data websites like Coin Dance have added statistics for feature support, upgrade voting, and public opinion. Meanwhile, the Nchain-backed SV-Pool has officially announced that its pool is now open to public miners. Also Read: Samsung Begins 7nm […]
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Bitcoin Cash Organizations Start Preparing for the November Hard Fork

Japanese Regulator to Host Regular Global Cryptocurrency Roundtable

Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com the details of its first-ever roundtable on cryptocurrency oversight. Regulators from over 15 countries participated in the event to share information and discuss cryptocurrency regulatory issues. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Roundtable for Global Regulators The Japanese […]
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Japanese Regulator to Host Regular Global Cryptocurrency Roundtable

Online Fiat Wallet Neteller Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

Digital fiat currency wallet provider Neteller has started allowing its users to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies including BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, and LTC. The cryptocurrency service is already live in 10 countries and the company “plans to roll it out to more than 50 additional markets.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]
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Online Fiat Wallet Neteller Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

Bitcoinfiles.com Developers Launch Censorship-Resistant File Storage System

On Friday, Oct. 19, the developers of Bitcoinfiles.com launched the first official version of the product. Now anyone from around the globe can tether a file (5kb or less) to the BCH chain, ensuring its resistance to censorship. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty File Storage Tethered to the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain […]
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Bitcoinfiles.com Developers Launch Censorship-Resistant File Storage System

10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

When Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological […]
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10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuela has authorized six cryptocurrency exchanges to start selling its national cryptocurrency, the petro, according to the government’s website. The petro, which recently became a Venezuelan national currency, can now be purchased at the six exchanges, local media report. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Six Websites Authorized to Sell Petro The […]
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Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency Petro

African Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forced to Step up Security

Cryptocurrency exchanges in some of Africa’s biggest bitcoin markets have been forced to rethink their security to thwart persistent attacks from hackers, a trend that has troubled trading platforms all around the world. Also read: Cointext Launches Bitcoin Cash SMS Wallet in Argentina and Turkey The Worst Yet to Come for African Exchanges Exchanges in the […]
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African Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forced to Step up Security

Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies ‘May Not Qualify as Securities’

Cryptocurrency falls into a legislative gray area in many jurisdictions, which is why governments should take a particularly nuanced approach to developing regulatory frameworks for crypto trading, the outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator said in a recent interview. Also Read: Fidelity Launching Crypto Custody and Trading Services Key Challenge for Legislators “We have to […]
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Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies ‘May Not Qualify as Securities’

Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus

On Oct. 10, Blockstream revealed that the company’s new product, Liquid, generated its first block on Sept. 27 and noted that a lot of the crypto-economy’s “biggest players” participated. Since Blockstream announced the launch of its federated sidechain, the technology has been praised by some and dismissed by others. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation […]
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Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus

Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange

A report authored by researchers from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics has found that Bitcoin is maturing. The report, courtesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, concludes that Bitcoin carries “concrete potential of imminently becoming a regular market” and “an alternative to the foreign exchange.” Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver […]
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Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange