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Cryptocurrencies Surging in Africa as Alternatives to Traditional Banking

Cryptocurrencies Surging in Africa as Alternatives to Traditional Banking

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/cryptocurrencies-surging-in-africa-as-alternatives-to-traditional-banking/
on 2018-02-19 00:30:07

Africa is rarely considered to be one of the larger markets for cryptocurrencies, but with the right factors in place — such as an increasingly tech-savvy populous and inflation triggered by central banks — that might be set to change. Case in point: The surge in popularity of cryptocurrencies has contributed to the opening of … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies Surging in Africa as Alternatives to Traditional Banking
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American ATM Network Athena Bitcoin Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

American ATM Network Athena Bitcoin Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/american-atm-network-athena-bitcoin-adds-bitcoin-cash-support/
on 2018-02-18 23:36:38

Bitcoin cash (BCH) is now available for trading in dozens of new physical locations across the US. The American ATM network Athena Bitcoin has added support for buying and selling the cryptocurrency for fiat cash on all its machines. Also Read: Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber to Smear Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash ATM Network Midwest US-based cryptocurrency […]
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CFTC Offers $100,000 Bounty to Crypto Pump-and-Dump Whistleblowers

CFTC Offers $100,000 Bounty to Crypto Pump-and-Dump Whistleblowers

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/cftc-offers-100000-bounty-to-crypto-pump-and-dump-whistleblowers/
on 2018-02-18 23:00:34

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created a bounty to encourage whistleblowers coming forward in exposing “pump-and-dump” schemes. “Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins,” the CFTC warned, “or tokens based on social media tips or sudden price spikes. Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind […]
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Polish Central Bank Paid Youtuber to Attack Cryptocurrencies

Polish Central Bank Paid Youtuber to Attack Cryptocurrencies

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/polish-banking-authorities-paid-youtuber-to-attack-legitimacy-of-cryptocurrencies/
on 2018-02-18 23:04:40

Poland’s central bank — Narodowy Bank Polski (NFB)— has admitted to paying for social media campaigns that attacked the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. The bank spent 91,000 zloty ($27,100) on the campaigns, with the money going to Google, Facebook, and a Polish Youtube partner network called Gamellon, Money.pl reports. The news comes after the site published a … Continue reading Polish Central Bank Paid Youtuber to Attack Cryptocurrencies
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Malta to Give ?Peace of Mind? to Crypto Companies

Malta to Give ?Peace of Mind? to Crypto Companies

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/malta-give-peace-mind-crypto-companies/
on 2018-02-18 22:31:11

The government of Malta has come up with an idea that businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies may find interesting. A new policy document seeks to set up a special agency which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions. It is supposed to “bring peace of mind” to companies using these technologies to cut out central […]
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PR: Money Token Applies for Royalty-Free Patent on Crypto-Backed Lending Technology

PR: Money Token Applies for Royalty-Free Patent on Crypto-Backed Lending Technology

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-money-token-applies-for-royalty-free-patent-on-crypto-backed-lending-technology/
on 2018-02-18 19:30:54

WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, has received a new patent application, owned by the MoneyToken project, as announced on the MoneyToken blog.
The application describes a blockchain-based technology process of decentralized lending, secured by cryptocurrency assets as collateral, that doesn’t require vouching agents and that uses smart contracts and multi-signature wallets within the crediting process.
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Switzerland Enacts ICO Guidelines

Switzerland Enacts ICO Guidelines

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/switzerland-enacts-ico-guidelines/
on 2018-02-18 19:00:02

Just days before the tiny nation of Gibraltar was said to draft their first initial coin offering (ICO) regulations, Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) of Switzerland appears to have stolen its thunder in an eleven page document published today. It could be the standard by which developed countries look to install their own versions. Also […]
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Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber to Smear Cryptocurrency

Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber to Smear Cryptocurrency

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/polish-financial-authorities-paid-youtuber-smear-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-18 16:00:17

Polish financial authorities have spent taxpayers’ money on a smear campaign on Youtube and Facebook against investing in cryptocurrencies. While issuing warnings or trying to educate the public against what regulators fear are risky investments are not uncommon around the world, in this case they tried to sway public opinion against crypto assets by paying […]
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Coinbase zieht zu viel Geld von Konten ein

Coinbase zieht zu viel Geld von Konten ein

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/coinbase-zieht-zu-viel-geld-von-konten-ein/
on 2018-02-18 15:00:59

In den letzten Tagen haben sich viele Kunden darüber beschwert, dass Coinbase mehrfach Geld von ihren Konten eingezogen hat. Der bekannte Walletanbieter gab zu, dass es bei Einbuchungsprozessen Unpässlichkeiten gab und machte VISA dafür verantwortlich. Auch wenn VISA die Probleme gemeinsam mit Coinbase beheben möchte, bestreitet der Kreditkartenanbieter jegliche Verantwortung für die Fehlbuchungen.  Coinbase ist…BTC-ECHO

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Trading Tip `The Wall´ ? Drop Tokens That Suffer From Overtokenization

Trading Tip `The Wall´ ? Drop Tokens That Suffer From Overtokenization

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/trading-tip-the-wall-drop-the-tokens-that-suffer-from-overtokenization/
on 2018-02-18 14:30:16

It’s said that 90% of all startups fail, and that we should expect nothing more from ICOs. But 10% success rate is still overly optimistic for ICOs, perhaps not for the reason you may think. You’re probably aware of examples of ICO “founders” who turned out to be a bunch of made up Linkedin-profiles. You’re […]
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Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/telegram-raised-850-million-ico/
on 2018-02-18 13:00:34

The business model most people attribute to initial coin offering doesn’t always hold up. The recent Telegram “ICO” shows how some of these offerings are no longer accessible to the public. Changing the ICO Business Model If Telegram’s recent funding is an example, the concept of an ICO is no longer public. While the company … Continue reading Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?
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Bitkom Research: Laut Umfrage kennen zwei Drittel der Deutschen Bitcoin

Bitkom Research: Laut Umfrage kennen zwei Drittel der Deutschen Bitcoin

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/bitkom-research-laut-umfrage-kennen-zwei-drittel-der-deutschen-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-18 11:45:16

Eine Studie von Bitkom Research hat ergeben, dass rund zwei Drittel der Deutschen wissen, was Bitcoin ist. Damit ist die Anzahl im Vergleich zur letzten Umfrage stark angestiegen. Im Jahr 2013 gaben lediglich 36 % der Befragten an, Bitcoin zu kennen. Das Institut hat 1.009 Menschen befragt.  Die Bitkom Research GmbH ist ein Institut für…BTC-ECHO

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PR: Vadim Nareyko, CTO PlayHall ? Technical Aspects of the PlayHall Platform

PR: Vadim Nareyko, CTO PlayHall ? Technical Aspects of the PlayHall Platform

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-vadim-nareyko-cto-playhall-technical-aspects-of-the-playhall-platform/
on 2018-02-18 11:30:48

PlayHall is a blockchain platform for holding regular skill-gaming tournaments and matches between users. In skill-games, your success does not depend on luck but on your skills and intelligence. In matches and tournaments held on the platform gamers will be able to win liquid cryptocurrency, which today can be quickly exchanged for fiat money. All this makes it possible to monetize your time and skills.
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Bitcoin Price Will Double by End of 2018, Says Researcher

Bitcoin Price Will Double by End of 2018, Says Researcher

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/bitcoin-price-will-double-end-2018-says-researcher/
on 2018-02-18 11:25:17

Analysts all over the world remain divided on the Bitcoin price topic. This currency’s value will likely soar to $25,000 in the next twelve months, say several respected analysts. What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price? Bitcoin and other similar currencies have seen a major price drop in early 2018. Most markets lost nearly 50% … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Will Double by End of 2018, Says Researcher
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Salon Offers Visitors In-House Cryptocurrency Mining When Blocking Ads

Salon Offers Visitors In-House Cryptocurrency Mining When Blocking Ads

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https://news.bitcoin.com/salon-offers-visitors-in-house-cryptocurrency-mining-when-blocking-ads/
on 2018-02-18 11:00:38

Mainstream web magazine Salon has started allowing its readers an ad-free site, if readers start mining cryptocurrency for them, after sustaining a decline in income due to ad blocking technology. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Salon’s Mining Initiatives Salon, a left-leaning political and lifestyle webzine started in 1995, has launched […]
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Wer das Spiel MonteCrypto löst, erhält einen Bitcoin

Wer das Spiel MonteCrypto löst, erhält einen Bitcoin

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/kurios-wer-das-spiel-montecrypto-loest-erhaelt-einen-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-18 10:00:39

Am 20. Februar erscheint bei der Vertriebsplattform Steam ein neues Windows-Spiel, MonteCrypto, das dem schnellsten und geschicktesten Rätsellöser den Gegenwert eines Bitcoin verspricht. In wenigen Tagen erscheint das Rätselspiel “MonteCrypto, the Bitcoin Enigma” vom Softwarehaus Gem Rose Collective, das die Käufer mit einem besonders hohen Preisgeld anlocken will. Wer im futuristischen Labyrinth die 24 harten…BTC-ECHO

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FCC: Bitcoin-Miner stört T-Mobiles Netzwerk

FCC: Bitcoin-Miner stört T-Mobiles Netzwerk

found at
http://coinwelt.de/2018/02/fcc-bitcoin-miner-stoert-t-mobiles-netzwerk/
on 2018-02-18 09:17:47

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Die amerikanische Federal Communications Commission (kurz FCC) teilte einem Einwohner aus New York mit, dass seine Mining-Aktivitäten das Netzwerk T-Mobiles stören würden. Bei der FCC handelt es sich um eine Kommission, die für die Kommunikationswege Rundfunk, Satellit und Kabel verantwortlich ist und als Zulassungsbehörde für Kommunikationsgeräte wie Radios, Fernseher und Computer dient. Am 15. Februar erhielt Victor …
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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis ? BTC/USD Eyeing Further Gains

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis ? BTC/USD Eyeing Further Gains

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/bitcoin-price-weekly-analysis-btc-usd-eyeing-gains/
on 2018-02-18 08:28:46

Key Points Bitcoin price made a nice upside move and traded above $9,000 and $10,000 against the US Dollar. There is a major ascending channel forming with current support at $10,150 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair may continue to rise and the next major resistances are … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Eyeing Further Gains
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Bitcoin: Die eigentliche Idee hinter der digitalen Währung

Bitcoin: Die eigentliche Idee hinter der digitalen Währung

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/die-idee-hinter-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-18 08:30:32

Der Bitcoin-Kurs steigt, in den gesamten Krypto-Markt fließt wieder Geld. Die Stimmung unter Anlegern ist bullish, das Portfolio färbt sich langsam aber sicher wieder grün. Überall wird gehodlt, die Hoffnung auf Reichtum treibt viele um. Da vergisst man schnell, für was Bitcoin und die der digitalen Währung zugrunde liegenden Blockchain-Technologie eigentlich gedacht ist. Erinnern wir…BTC-ECHO

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Steps towards Self-Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia

Steps towards Self-Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/steps-towards-self-regulation-croatia-slovenia/
on 2018-02-18 07:55:05

Communities in two countries, which share a border, history and perspectives, have expressed similar views about the future of the cryptocurrency sector. A new association in Croatia hopes to lay the foundations of self-regulation in the industry. In neighboring Slovenia, entrepreneurs and government officials have promised to work together to “educate the public” on the […]
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Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ? ETH/USD Bullish above $880

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ? ETH/USD Bullish above $880

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/ethereum-price-weekly-analysis-eth-usd-bullish-880/
on 2018-02-18 06:48:52

Key Highlights ETH price succeeded in moving higher this past week to trade above $900 against the US Dollar. There is a key ascending channel forming with support at $880 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair may continue to rise as long as the mentioned $880 support is intact. … Continue reading Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Bullish above $880
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Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in Popularity

Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in Popularity

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-puzzle-games-growing-popularity/
on 2018-02-18 05:55:36

In many respects, Bitcoin is the ultimate puzzle. Armchair sleuthers have expended countless hours trying to deduce the identity of its pseudonymous creator, and miners have expended countless more trying to puzzle the nonce required to solve each block and claim the 12.5 BTC reward attached. It seems logical that a new wave of puzzle […]
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Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis ? Can BCH/USD Continue Higher?

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis ? Can BCH/USD Continue Higher?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/bitcoin-cash-price-weekly-analysis-can-bch-usd-continue-higher/
on 2018-02-18 05:38:48

Key Points Bitcoin cash price gained heavily this past week and moved above $1,400 against the US Dollar. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support at $1,480 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair may decline a few points in the short term, but it … Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – Can BCH/USD Continue Higher?
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The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero

The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/jenkins-miner-biggest-botnet-mining-monero/
on 2018-02-18 05:00:30

Cryptocurrency mining operations come in many different shapes and sizes. 0Running a profitable Bitcoin mining firm requires a lot of hardware and space. For altcoin mining, things are very different. Unfortunately, the Jenkins Miner is not a legitimate operation. Although it is the biggest of its kind, it’s 100% malicious. It also seems to be … Continue reading The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero
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CFTC Warns Against Cryptocurrency Pump-and-dump Schemes

CFTC Warns Against Cryptocurrency Pump-and-dump Schemes

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/18/cftc-warns-cryptocurrency-pump-dump-schemes/
on 2018-02-18 04:04:12

The rising popularity of cryptocurrencies is of great concern. Especially when it comes to pump-and-dump schemes, there’s reason to be concerned. As such, the CFTC issued an official warning against this type of market manipulation. They advise customers to avoid such schemes, especially when it comes to small and new altcoin markets. It is evident … Continue reading CFTC Warns Against Cryptocurrency Pump-and-dump Schemes
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