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Token Holders Don?t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

Token Holders Don?t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/token-holders-dont-give-damn-voting-rights-community-governance/
on 2018-02-14 23:30:26

You’ve probably heard of The DAO and you’ve certainly heard of the ICO. Now say hello to the DAICO, an “innovative fundraising model” that aims to combine the best of both frameworks. The Abyss Platform is the first project to utilize this hybrid organizational structure, which has been credited as the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin. […]
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Consortium for Identity Assurance in Digital Trade Launched by Blockchain Leaders

Consortium for Identity Assurance in Digital Trade Launched by Blockchain Leaders

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/consortium-identity-assurance-digital-trade-launched-blockchain-leaders/
on 2018-02-14 23:43:54

Mattereum and InsurePal have announced the Identity Insurance Consortium (IIC) to drive insurance-based identity solutions to underpin the security of commerce on the blockchain. The IIC represents the infrastructure network of services covering critical aspects needed to accelerate the adoption of blockchain commerce. New members are invited to join the consortium in order to grow … Continue reading Consortium for Identity Assurance in Digital Trade Launched by Blockchain Leaders
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Cryptocurrency Mining Upsets UFO Researchers: ?They?re Limiting Our Search?

Cryptocurrency Mining Upsets UFO Researchers: ?They?re Limiting Our Search?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/ufo-researchers-upset-with-increased-gpu-cost-fueled-by-cryptocurrency-mining/
on 2018-02-14 23:15:17

Scientists listening for broadcasts from extra-terrestrials and UFOs are struggling to get the computer hardware they need thanks to the cryptocurrency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. Researchers at Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) want to expand operations at two observatories, but they’re facing an unanticipated problem: Key computer chips are in short supply, specifically … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Mining Upsets UFO Researchers: “They’re Limiting Our Search”
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Things Will Only Get Better for Cryptocurrencies

Things Will Only Get Better for Cryptocurrencies

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/global-blockchain-things-better-cryptocurrencies/
on 2018-02-14 23:07:06

Since bitcoin shocked markets with unparalleled gains in 2017, investors are now seeking ways to get in on the next big thing in the blockchain space, which is poised to grow even bigger. Upset that you missed the boat on the bitcoin craze last year? Millionaires were minted overnight as bitcoin returned 1,700 percent in … Continue reading Things Will Only Get Better for Cryptocurrencies
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Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures Markets

Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures Markets

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/hong-kong-crypto-traders-turn-u-s-futures-markets/
on 2018-02-14 22:33:29

An increasing number of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency traders are reportedly turning to U.S.-based bitcoin futures. The shift away from domestic markets has been spurred by a perception that the American futures markets receive greater regulatory oversight than Hong Kong’s unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges. Also Read: Bank of Thailand Bans Banks From Cryptocurrency Activities Demand for Exposure to […]
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Amon Card: A Crypto Debit Card Powered by AI

Amon Card: A Crypto Debit Card Powered by AI

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/amon-card-crypto-debit-card-powered-ai/
on 2018-02-14 22:40:17

You pay for everyday purchases with Crypto, retailers get your money in fiat, The Amon Card takes care of everything in between. Amon’s founders started with a unique idea: To bring crypto spending into people’s daily lives.  A Crypto Debit Card that seamlessly converts your crypto into fiat for an everyday purchase was the need … Continue reading Amon Card: A Crypto Debit Card Powered by AI
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Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

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https://news.bitcoin.com/citibank-india-to-not-permit-card-customers-purchasing-or-trading-crypto/
on 2018-02-14 22:00:29

Citibank India notified debit card and credit card clients via email on the 13:th of February they would no longer be able to participate in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Citing regional and global concerns from regulators, the over a century old institution is following a growing number of traditional banks in cutting off access to […]
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Malaysia Central Bank to ?Let Public Decide? Crypto?s Fate

Malaysia Central Bank to ?Let Public Decide? Crypto?s Fate

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/malaysia-central-bank-let-public-decide-cryptos-fate/
on 2018-02-14 21:32:40

Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara, is set to release a “concept paper,” calling for the public to decide the fate of cryptocurrencies in the country, according to a recent report. Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim is said to have assured the bank will neither ban nor recognize cryptocurrency, and that the paper will be finalized […]
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Puerto Rico: Future Blockchain Utopia?

Puerto Rico: Future Blockchain Utopia?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/puerto-rico-future-blockchain-utopia/
on 2018-02-14 21:30:01

A group of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs have moved to Puerto Rico with the goal of setting up a libertarian utopia. The settlement was originally named Puertopia but now is known as Sol. The name change is thought to have followed the would-be community’s founders discovering that Puertopia literally translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin – … Continue reading Puerto Rico: Future Blockchain Utopia?
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Citibank India Bans Crypto Purchases on Both Credit and Debit Cards

Citibank India Bans Crypto Purchases on Both Credit and Debit Cards

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/citibank-india-bans-crypto-purchases-on-both-credit-and-debit-cards/
on 2018-02-14 20:00:04

Citibank India is the latest lender to tighten the squeeze on cryptocurrencies. In an e-mail Tuesday, February 13th, the bank said it has barred customers from using Citibank debit or credit cards to buy virtual currencies. Citibank isn’t alone. Other international financial institutions like Lloyds, JP Morgan Chase & Co, and Bank of America, have also … Continue reading Citibank India Bans Crypto Purchases on Both Credit and Debit Cards
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Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/study-indicates-litecoin-second-popular-dark-marketplace-currency/
on 2018-02-14 19:58:10

A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption The study, conducted by Recorded Future, involved […]
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PR: Virtual Network PodOne?s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

PR: Virtual Network PodOne?s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

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https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-virtual-network-podones-ico-bonus-round-ends-in-less-than-24-hours/
on 2018-02-14 19:30:41

PodOne is a virtual network of on-demand contact center professionals that exists for the sole purposes of reducing labor costs and optimizing staff time, providing self-employment opportunities to individuals world-wide, and increasing the quality of service provided to customers in a call/contact center environment. The company is ushering in the next evolution of contact centers as we know them today.
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Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/japanese-crypto-investors-flee-capital-gains-taxation-55/
on 2018-02-14 18:55:00

Reports have indicated that some investors are relocating in search of alternative taxation regimes in order to avoid heavy capital gains taxes. Japan currently taxes capital gains on profits derived through virtual currency trading at between 15% and 55%. Also Read: India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors Japanese Crypto Traders Prepare for Tax […]
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Kraken CEO Advises Investors to Act Responsibly, Predicts a $1 Trillion Crypto Market Cap in 2018

Kraken CEO Advises Investors to Act Responsibly, Predicts a $1 Trillion Crypto Market Cap in 2018

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/kraken-ceo-advises-investors-to-act-responsibly-predicts-1-trillion-crypto-market-cap-in-2018/
on 2018-02-14 18:22:28

The CEO of the major cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, Jesse Powell, has reminded those wishing to invest in digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ether, and NEO to exercise caution and of the need for them to be responsible for their own finances. He spoke with CNBC on Tuesday: “I think ultimately consumers need to look out for … Continue reading Kraken CEO Advises Investors to Act Responsibly, Predicts a $1 Trillion Crypto Market Cap in 2018
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#AskDraghi: EZB-Chef bekräftigt Regulierungsabsage

#AskDraghi: EZB-Chef bekräftigt Regulierungsabsage

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https://www.btc-echo.de/askdraghi-ezb-chef-bekraeftigt-regulierungsabsage/
on 2018-02-14 17:45:56

Der Präsident der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB), Mario Draghi, bekräftigt in dieser Woche seine Regulierungsabsage gegenüber Kryptowährungen. In einem Video, mit dem Draghi Twitter-Nutzern auf deren Fragen antwortet, unterstreicht er die Haltung, Krypto-Regulierung fielen nicht in die Zuständigkeit der EZB. Damit widerspricht der EZB-Chef Spekulationen um kommende gesamteuropäische Regulierungsinitiativen. Während manch einer spekulieren mag, kommende Krypto-Regulierung…BTC-ECHO

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Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

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https://news.bitcoin.com/korean-government-answers-petition-unfair-cryptocurrency-regulations/
on 2018-02-14 16:00:23

The South Korean government has officially responded to the popular petition, with over 20,000 signers, against unfair cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators defended their crypto measures and outlined additional regulatory plans. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Popular Petition Answered South Korea has answered the petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed […]
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Zeit für Litecoin: Platz 5 zurückerobert

Zeit für Litecoin: Platz 5 zurückerobert

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https://www.btc-echo.de/zeit-fuer-litecoin-platz-5-zurueckerobert/
on 2018-02-14 16:00:15

Litecoin klettert auf den höchsten Stand seit mehr als einem Monat und vereint erstmals in diesem Jahr eine Marktkapitalisierung von über 10 Milliarden US-Dollar auf sich. Damit gelingt es dem „silbernen Coin” zum ersten Mal seit Dezember auf Platz 5 der Kryptowährungen vorzustoßen. Für den Aufschwung sprechen verschiedene Gründe. Der Krypto-Markt glich über weite Teile des…BTC-ECHO

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Von Bären und Bullen ? Wie wir über den Kurs von Kryptowährungen sprechen

Von Bären und Bullen ? Wie wir über den Kurs von Kryptowährungen sprechen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/von-baeren-und-bullen-wie-wir-ueber-den-kurs-von-kryptowaehrungen-sprechen/
on 2018-02-14 15:06:44

In unseren Kursanalysen fallen Worte, die nicht für jeden auf Anhieb verständlich sind. Mal ist der Bitcoin-Kurs bullish, dann ist der Ethereum-Kurs bearish – von MACD, Resistance und RSI ist die Rede. Damit auch Einsteiger mit diesen Begriffen etwas anfangen können, hier eine kurze Erklärung. Ganz grob heruntergebrochen: Geht es mit dem Kurs herab, ist…BTC-ECHO

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Bitfinex Announces Imminent Launch of EOSfinex Decentralized Trading Platform

Bitfinex Announces Imminent Launch of EOSfinex Decentralized Trading Platform

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/bitfinex-announces-imminent-launch-eosfinex-decentralized-trading-platform/
on 2018-02-14 14:58:47

Similar to other cryptocurrency companies, exchanges need to keep evolving. In the case of Bitfinex, the company is planning to launch their third major trading platform. Late last year, they introduced Ethfinex for Ethereum-oriented trading. It now sees they will provide a decentralized trading platform on the EOS.IO platform. As such, EOSfinex is born, a … Continue reading Bitfinex Announces Imminent Launch of EOSfinex Decentralized Trading Platform
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Wie der Bescheid eines Bonner Finanzamtes für Entsetzen in der Bitcoin-Branche sorgt

Wie der Bescheid eines Bonner Finanzamtes für Entsetzen in der Bitcoin-Branche sorgt

found at
https://bitcoinblog.de/2018/02/14/wie-der-bescheid-eines-bonner-finanzamtes-fuer-entsetzen-in-der-bitcoin-branche-sorgt/
on 2018-02-14 14:59:06

Eigentlich hätte man erwarten können, dass nach einem Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs und mehreren Jahren der Bestätigung durch Praxis die Sache klar ist: Man muss keine Umsatzsteuer auf Bitcoin-Verkäufe bezahlen. Ein Bonner Finanzamt zieht das nun in Zweifel.

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Südkorea: Regierungsbeamter äußert sich zu Blockchain & Kryptobörsen

Südkorea: Regierungsbeamter äußert sich zu Blockchain & Kryptobörsen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/37678-2/
on 2018-02-14 14:30:49

Es gibt wieder Neuigkeiten aus Südkorea. In einem Video hat sich Hong Nam-Ki zu aktuellen Plänen der Regierung bezüglich Blockchain und Kryptowährungen geäußert. Im Gegensatz zu vergangenen Nachrichten haben die Äußerungen einen deutlich positiveren Grundton. Nach all dem FUD, der in letzter Zeit aus Südkorea kam, gibt es wieder positive Nachrichten. Während sich der Bitcoin-Kurs…BTC-ECHO

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ETH-Kursanalyse KW07 ? Kommen wir aus dem Abwärtskanal?

ETH-Kursanalyse KW07 ? Kommen wir aus dem Abwärtskanal?

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/eth-kursanalyse-kw07-kommen-wir-aus-dem-abwaertskanal/
on 2018-02-14 13:00:48

Der Kurs konnte sich leicht erholen. Temporär konnte ein Wochenmaximum von 739,46 Euro erreicht werden. Auch wenn sich ein leichter Aufwärtstrend bilden konnte, bewegt sich Ethereum seit Erreichen des Wochenhochs seitwärts und testet eine Resistance bei 700 Euro.  Zusammenfassung Der Ethereum-Kurs ist in dieser Woche gestiegen. Es konnte sich nach dem Crash in der letzten…BTC-ECHO

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Cryptocurrencies in 2018 ? a Simple Overview

Cryptocurrencies in 2018 ? a Simple Overview

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/cryptocurrencies-in-2018-a-simple-overview/
on 2018-02-14 12:38:05

We have prepared an overview of what has happened so far in the world of cryptocurrencies in 2018 – a Simple summary. Whether you took some time off following the news and you’d like to catch up, or you just want to go over this year’s highlights, this article is for you. According to an old … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies in 2018 – a Simple Overview
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Die Letterbox: E-Mail-Verschlüsselung, einfach gemacht

Die Letterbox: E-Mail-Verschlüsselung, einfach gemacht

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https://bitcoinblog.de/2018/02/14/die-letterbox-e-mail-verschluesselung-einfach-gemacht/
on 2018-02-14 12:35:37

Bitcoin.de unterstützt ein Forschungsprojekt der Freien Universität Berlin, das vorhat, die Verschlüsselung von E-Mails nutzerfreundlicher zu machen. Mit dem E-Mail-Client Letterbox liegt nun das erste Ergebnis des Projekts vor. Wer kann, sollte es unbedingt ausprobieren – etwa um die automatischen E-Mails von Bitcoin.de zu verschlüsseln.

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Deep Divisions Over Litecoin Cash Fork

Deep Divisions Over Litecoin Cash Fork

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/14/deep-divisions-over-litecoin-cash-fork/
on 2018-02-14 12:00:22

When cryptocurrencies fork, their blockchains are not the only things that divide. As was witnessed when Bitcoin Cash forked from the original, the community and developers were also split and still are. A similar thing is occurring with Litecoin and an impending fork is due that its creators are claiming is a scam, and nothing … Continue reading Deep Divisions Over Litecoin Cash Fork
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