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

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

Report: Indian Government Finalizing Crypto Regulatory Framework

The Indian government has reportedly confirmed that the report containing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies by an inter-ministerial committee is being finalized. This confirmation is in response to a Right to Information filing by a local news outlet. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Report in ‘Finalization Stage’ The […]
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Report: Indian Government Finalizing Crypto Regulatory Framework

Leaked Images Reignite Expectations for Crypto Wallet in Galaxy S10

It is a premiere expected by many and crypto enthusiasts have become part of the impatient crowd. The long-awaited 10th anniversary edition of Samsung’s flagship smartphone will reportedly come in different versions, including one with 5G connectivity, which will have up to six cameras, front and rear. According to newly leaked images, it will also […]
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Leaked Images Reignite Expectations for Crypto Wallet in Galaxy S10

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of South […]
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Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

One of the Cashshuffle development team contributors, Josh Ellithorpe, revealed on Jan. 14 that the BCH-focused privacy shuffling protocol is near completion. The developers are planning to run a security audit on the code and have launched a fundraiser on the Bitbacker.io platform to help secure funding for the audit. Also read: Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers […]
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Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

In this edition of The Daily, crypto wallet Lite.im, which is integrated with popular messengers, has added support for BTC. Also, the online store selling Fortnite merchandise now accepts monero and esports company Unikrn has launched a crypto betting platform using technology from Bittrex.   Also read: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to Followers Crypto […]
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The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners

Azultec is a company that has been researching current mining solutions as part of its project to create an efficient alternative with high computing power and low energy consumption. Its Cube devices are silent mining rigs that can be installed in living rooms. The miners can also use renewable energy and are designed to reuse […]
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German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners

China Now Ranks 34 Crypto Projects

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest crypto project ranking. The center evaluated one more crypto project this month, bringing the total number of ranked projects to 34. Bitcoin has been downgraded while the top two positions remain unchanged. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]
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China Now Ranks 34 Crypto Projects

South Korean Business School Launches Crypto MBA Program

A major business school in South Korea is now offering a master’s degree in cryptocurrency. Crypto MBA is a one-and-a-half-year program that covers topics such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts, crypto funds, Dapp planning, game theory, and how to write persuasive whitepapers. Meanwhile, the government is working on follow-up crypto regulations. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]
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South Korean Business School Launches Crypto MBA Program

Switzerland to Relax Laws to Accommodate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups

The Swiss government has announced a new legislative approach to blockchain regulation in an official report. The document recognizes the technology as one of the most important recent developments for the financial sector in stimulating the country’s economy. Also read: How Bitcoin Companies can Legally Operate in Switzerland A Swiss Innovation Paradise According to the […]
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Switzerland to Relax Laws to Accommodate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups

Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions […]
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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

SEC to Decide Fate of Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF by Late February

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), which will trade on Cboe BZX Exchange. The SEC has received more than 1,600 comments and will make a decision by February next year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]
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SEC to Decide Fate of Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF by Late February

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

A regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down to relaunch as part of the Huobi family. The new exchange will support six cryptocurrencies and 11 trading pairs. Existing Bittrade customers need to open new accounts, complete KYC verification, and transfer their assets to the new platform. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls […]
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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein cryptocurrency exchange LCX has been granted a license to provide crypto trading services for utility and payment tokens. The exchange will be offering four main crypto services including a custody service and a fiat-to-crypto exchange in partnership with Binance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations A Regulated Exchange […]
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LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in Liechtenstein

Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

The lawsuit against alleged Btc-e operator Alexander Vinnik for “fraud, money laundering, and other grave crimes” filed in Cyprus has reportedly been dropped. His lawyer says the case “fell apart at the very early stage” at the initiative of the plaintiffs themselves. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Lawsuit […]
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Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

China Revises Crypto Ranking — BTC Upgraded

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has updated its crypto project ranking for this month, moving BTC up several places while still favoring EOS and Ethereum. The center explains its evaluation model and outlines future projects. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations China’s Crypto Ranking Update China’s Center […]
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China Revises Crypto Ranking — BTC Upgraded

Thai SEC Warns Against 14 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Operators

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against 14 websites whose operators have been soliciting customers to buy and sell cryptocurrencies and related products. The regulator says these operators are not authorized to conduct crypto business in the country. Currently, only seven companies are temporarily approved for crypto operations. Also read: Indian Supreme […]
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Thai SEC Warns Against 14 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Operators

Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Vietnamese authorities are still considering their approach to regulating the cryptocurrency space. The Ministry of Justice has put forward several alternative solutions and the Ministry of Industry and Trade has expressed its opposition to the ban on imports of mining equipment. Also read: Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses Justice Ministry Reports […]
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Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

The Daily: Hodl Hodl Launches OTC Desk, Decentraland Votes on Land Sales

In this edition of The Daily, we cover the launch of an OTC trading desk by P2P exchange Hodl Hodl and news about a Belarusian exchange trading cryptocurrencies out of New York. We also take a look at Decentraland’s new voting platform that allows members of the community to express their opinions on future development […]
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The Daily: Hodl Hodl Launches OTC Desk, Decentraland Votes on Land Sales