Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police

Irish auctioneer Wilsons Auctions is to sell off 315 bitcoins seized by the Belgian government in a drug trafficking case that involved the dark net. The 24-hour online auction will start at noon on Feb. 28. Also read: Bitgo Obtains $100M Insurance Policy to Cover Crypto Assets Wilsons to Auction $390k Worth of Drug-Related Crypto Wilsons […]
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Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Bitcoin Cash supporters are all about spreading adoption, and many enthusiasts are relentlessly trying to get people to try BCH and merchants to accept the cryptocurrency for payments. Right now, there are three regions in the world with a significant number of BCH merchants: Slovenia, North Queensland, and Japan, areas which continue to add a […]
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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Indian Police Arrest ‘Cashcoin’ Gang Accused of Scamming Millions From Investors

Police in Mumbai have busted a gang allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (nearly $14 million). The gang targeted people by launching a cryptocurrency called Cashcoin and sold it to investors, promising to double their money.  Also Read: Indian Blockchain Summit Draws Policy Makers to Speed up Crypto Regulation  […]
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Indian Police Arrest ‘Cashcoin’ Gang Accused of Scamming Millions From Investors

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More […]
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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Last November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark […]
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Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than […]
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RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

3 People Who Hate Bitcoin With a Passion

There’s something about Bitcoin that stirs up strong emotions in people. Libertarians love it. Anarchists adore it. Cypherpunks crave it. But not all of the emotions Bitcoin engenders are positive. Bankers fear it, politicians distrust it, environmentalists resent it, and a few people, why, they veritably hate it. Also read: 30 People Who Were Really […]
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3 People Who Hate Bitcoin With a Passion

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]
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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the privacy-centric digital currency Monero, a project that has tried to fork the software multiple times […]
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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Venezuelan Nonprofit Eatbch Celebrates First Anniversary Amidst Hyperinflation

On Sunday, Feb. 10, the creators of the charitable organization Eatbch, a nonprofit food drive powered by bitcoin cash, celebrated its one-year anniversary. Eatbch has come along way since its inception feeding Venezuelans thousands of meals alongside branching out to other less fortunate regions like South Sudan. Also read: BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x […]
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Venezuelan Nonprofit Eatbch Celebrates First Anniversary Amidst Hyperinflation

Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently revealed it’s cooperating with regulatory agencies in Finland on the implementation of the latest EU anti-money laundering rules. Also read: 3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy P2P Exchange Localbitcoins Advising Finnish Regulators In a […]
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Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

In The Daily: Cointelligence Exchange Rating, Bithumb OTC, Telegram, Ton

In the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we cover the details around the launch of a new cryptocurrency exchange rating system by Cointelligence. Also, South Korean exchange Bithumb has announced it’s establishing an OTC trading desk in Hong Kong, and the popular messenger service Telegram has postponed the launch of its TON network […]
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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Gain Billions in Less Than an Hour

Cryptocurrency prices have spiked significantly in value during afternoon trading sessions on Feb. 8. The entire market cap of the top digital assets recorded today has added over $15 billion in fiat value in just one hour. Also Read: Public Transportation Across Argentina Can Now Be Paid With BTC Cryptocurrency Markets Gain Billions in One Hour […]
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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Gain Billions in Less Than an Hour

5 Crypto-Friendly Countries to Base Your Business

Choosing the best country to set up a business is vital in this digital age, and especially so for crypto companies. As governments around the world continue to learn more about cryptocurrencies and elect to either crack down on them or allow them to flourish, some jurisdictions emerge as being better than others for launching […]
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5 Crypto-Friendly Countries to Base Your Business

Yellow Vest Movement Starts a New Form of Protest – Burning Banknotes

For well over two months, the yellow vest movement in France has continued to keep itself illuminated with fervent protests against taxes, the banking system, and the region’s bureaucrats. On Feb. 1, a group of Gilets Jaunes working at the bill printing factory explained their plan to show the world they mean business by burning […]
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Yellow Vest Movement Starts a New Form of Protest – Burning Banknotes

Report Claims Quadrigacx Never Held More Than 1,000 BTC

The drama surrounding Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx continues to intensify, with a recent report by Zernoncense claiming that the exchange has no identifiable cold storage reserves and that it has never held more than 1,000 BTC in customer funds. Also Read: Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities Report Refutes Claims of Quadrigacx Owner’s Widow The […]
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Report Claims Quadrigacx Never Held More Than 1,000 BTC

Mt. Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s $16B Claim

On Jan. 31, Mt. Gox victims were enraged to hear that the founder of Coinlab, Peter Vessenes, is still causing problems for the former exchange’s rehabilitation process. According to information published by public attorney Daniel Kelman, Coinlab filed a claim for ¥1.7 trillion yen (US$16 billion) which is over and above every claimant’s filing. Also […]
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Mt. Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s $16B Claim

The Daily: Grin Developer Fund Grows, Russian Agent’s BTC Transaction Tracked

In this edition of The Daily, a leading Grin developer has received donations worth $26,000 to fund his work on the project. Also, research group Bellingcat has tracked a BTC transaction allegedly made by Russian agents meddling in U.S. elections, and stablecoin paxos has reached $10 billion in transactions. Also read: Zebpay Launches in 5 European […]
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The Daily: Grin Developer Fund Grows, Russian Agent’s BTC Transaction Tracked

The Daily: Zebpay Launches in 5 European Markets, Coinpulse Enters ‘Indefinite Maintenance’

Saturday’s edition of The Daily covers developments of interest to crypto traders. Once one of the largest exchanges in India, Zebpay is now increasingly focusing on Europe. The platform has expanded its services to residents of five more countries in the region. Also, troubled crypto trading platform Coinpulse has announced “indefinite maintenance,” asking customers to […]
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The Daily: Zebpay Launches in 5 European Markets, Coinpulse Enters ‘Indefinite Maintenance’

Markets Update: TRX and NEM Post Significant Losses While Most Cryptos Consolidate

The cryptocurrency meta-trend has seen most leading markets continue to grind sideways at key support zones, though there has been a slight bounce in the last few hours. Among the weakest performing major markets in recent days are tron (TRX), which has broken a critical ascending trendline following the bittorrent token (BTT) airdrop, and nem […]
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Markets Update: TRX and NEM Post Significant Losses While Most Cryptos Consolidate