Browsed by
Day: February 25, 2018

More Crypto Companies Are Consulting Compliance Advisors in Attempts to Avoid ?Bad Actors?

More Crypto Companies Are Consulting Compliance Advisors in Attempts to Avoid ?Bad Actors?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/more-crypto-companies-are-consulting-compliance-advisors-in-attempts-to-avoid-bad-actors/
on 2018-02-26 00:24:46

2018 has seen a surge in business for compliance advisors that help crypto services like exchanges and ICOs verify customer identities and make sure funds are legitimate. These advisors are helping crypto-related business determine if the individuals and organizations they are transacting in cryptocurrencies with are not ‘bad actors’ — exposed to illicit activities or … Continue reading More Crypto Companies Are Consulting Compliance Advisors in Attempts to Avoid ‘Bad Actors’
The post More Crypto Companies Are Consulting Compliance Advisors in Attempts to Avoid ‘Bad Actors’ appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc

Uzbekistan to Legalize Bitcoin and Support Developers

Uzbekistan to Legalize Bitcoin and Support Developers

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/uzbekistan-legalize-bitcoin-support-developers/
on 2018-02-26 00:05:44

Uzbekistan has taken the road to bitcoin legalization. In accordance with a presidential decree, a law regulating “electronic money” should be prepared by the end of the summer. The Central Asian country is also planning to open a center for distributed ledger technologies. Mining expenses in Uzbekistan are among the lowest in the world, as […]
The post Uzbekistan to Legalize Bitcoin and Support Developers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Hacker Returns 20,000 ETH to Coindash

Hacker Returns 20,000 ETH to Coindash

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/hacker-returns-20000-eth-coindash/
on 2018-02-25 22:59:07

Coindash has announced that 20,000 ETH have been sent to the company’s wallet from the address associated with the hacker that stole approximately 37,000 ETH during the company’s ICO last year. The transaction constitutes the second instance in which the hacker has returned funds to Coindash. Also Read:Japanese Police Reveal 669 Money Laundering Cases Tied […]
The post Hacker Returns 20,000 ETH to Coindash appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Coinbase Compelled by IRS to Provide 13,000 Customers? Information

Coinbase Compelled by IRS to Provide 13,000 Customers? Information

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/coinbase-compelled-by-irs-to-provide-13000-customers-information/
on 2018-02-25 21:55:05

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been forced by court order to hand over thousands and thousands of its customers’ names and assorted personal information to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the agency’s effort to collect tax.    Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Coinbase Sends Out IRS Notice “Received notice from […]
The post Coinbase Compelled by IRS to Provide 13,000 Customers’ Information appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Thai Bank Terminates Account of Local Cryptocurrency Exchange

Thai Bank Terminates Account of Local Cryptocurrency Exchange

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/thai-bank-terminates-account-cryptocurrency-exchange/
on 2018-02-25 20:30:36

A major bank in Thailand has reportedly terminated the bank account of a local cryptocurrency exchange, following an announcement by the central bank prohibiting financial institutions from five cryptocurrency-related activities. Meanwhile, the Thai government is actively working on providing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Bank […]
The post Thai Bank Terminates Account of Local Cryptocurrency Exchange appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

PR: Jason Butcher Joins Advisory Board of Xinfin, the Singapore Based Fastest Growing Blockchain Technology Company

PR: Jason Butcher Joins Advisory Board of Xinfin, the Singapore Based Fastest Growing Blockchain Technology Company

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-jason-butcher-joins-advisory-board-of-xinfin-the-singapore-based-fastest-growing-blockchain-technology-company/
on 2018-02-25 19:30:16

XINFIN, a Blockchain Technology firm for global trade and finance, announced today the appointment of Jason Butcher to its advisory board. Jason Butcher is a renowned name in the field of blockchain technology, serving as the COO of CoinPayments and a bunch of related businesses.
Singapore based Blockchain Technology Company today announced the appointment of Jason Butcher as an independent advisor of the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Butcher who is a serial entrepreneur and COO of CoinPayments will serve as an advisor and will help XinFin with his meaningful insights and invaluable knowledge of the legal landscape of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency markets.
The post PR: Jason Butcher Joins Advisory Board of Xinfin, the Singapore Based Fastest Growing Blockchain Technology Company appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Midshipmen at US Naval Academy Under Investigation for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Midshipmen at US Naval Academy Under Investigation for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/midshipmen-at-the-us-naval-academy-under-investigation-for-selling-drugs-purchased-on-the-dark-web-with-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-25 19:12:28

Reports estimate that between 10 to as much as two dozen midshipmen based at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, near Washington, D.C., were part of an elaborate scheme to supply their peers with illicit drugs including cocaine, LSD, and ketamine. As reported by Fox News, the criminal ring used Bitcoin to purchase the drugs on … Continue reading Midshipmen at US Naval Academy Under Investigation for Dark Web Drug Trafficking
The post Midshipmen at US Naval Academy Under Investigation for Dark Web Drug Trafficking appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc

Venezuelan Government Opens School to Teach Citizens About Cryptocurrencies

Venezuelan Government Opens School to Teach Citizens About Cryptocurrencies

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/venezuelan-government-opens-school-teach-citizens-cryptocurrencies/
on 2018-02-25 18:30:30

The Venezuelan government has opened a school in the capital city to teach its citizens how to buy, sell, and mine cryptocurrencies, including courses on the nation’s oil-backed currency, the petro. Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro has approved resources for universities across the country to establish mining farms. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as […]
The post Venezuelan Government Opens School to Teach Citizens About Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Coinbase muss US-Steuerbehörde Daten von 13.000 Nutzern übergeben

Coinbase muss US-Steuerbehörde Daten von 13.000 Nutzern übergeben

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/coinbase-muss-us-steuerbehoerde-daten-von-13-000-nutzern-uebergeben/
on 2018-02-25 17:30:36

Der US-amerikanische Online-Handelsplatz Coinbase hat vergangenen Freitag 13.000 seiner Nutzer per E-Mail gewarnt, dass die Übergabe ihrer Daten an den Internal Revenue Service (kurz IRS) bevorsteht. Coinbase versucht seit 2016 ohne Erfolg, sich gerichtlich gegen die Preisgabe der Informationen zu wehren. Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass die Steuerbehörden in den USA als auch anderswo mittlerweile…BTC-ECHO

#btcecho

New Plant to Assemble Mining Rigs in Belarus

New Plant to Assemble Mining Rigs in Belarus

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/new-plant-to-assemble-mining-rigs-in-belarus/
on 2018-02-25 17:35:10

Plans to build a new manufacturing facility for mining equipment have been announced in Belarus. It will be situated in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park, currently under construction in the “Velikiy Kamen” special economic zone. The plant will be assembling mining rigs with cooling systems utilizing excess heat. Also read: Two Russian Regions to Develop Large […]
The post New Plant to Assemble Mining Rigs in Belarus appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Travelers Can Receive Discounts on First Class Flights With a Cryptocurrency

Travelers Can Receive Discounts on First Class Flights With a Cryptocurrency

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/travelers-can-receive-discounts-first-class-flights-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-25 17:00:06

Cryptocurrencies are an intriguing financial tool for many different reasons. While the primary focus is on speculation, StormX shows things can be done differently. Travel enthusiasts can now fly in first class by using their native cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency Opens New Doors It is safe to say the future looks interesting for cryptocurrencies. If StormX is … Continue reading Travelers Can Receive Discounts on First Class Flights With a Cryptocurrency
The post Travelers Can Receive Discounts on First Class Flights With a Cryptocurrency appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc

Some Major Canadian Banks Still Allow Cryptocurrency Credit Card Transactions

Some Major Canadian Banks Still Allow Cryptocurrency Credit Card Transactions

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/canadian-banks-allow-cryptocurrency-credit-card-transactions/
on 2018-02-25 16:35:58

While TD Bank has revised its policies and stopped allowing customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using its credit cards, some major banks in Canada still allow crypto credit card transactions, the banks reportedly confirmed on Friday. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten TD Bank Halts Crypto Credit Card Purchases Canada’s largest bank […]
The post Some Major Canadian Banks Still Allow Cryptocurrency Credit Card Transactions appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Man Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Buys it With Lightning

Man Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Buys it With Lightning

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/man-bought-pizza-10000-bitcoin-buys-lightning/
on 2018-02-25 15:39:45

Bitcoin Pizza Day is an unofficial holiday among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It marks the birthday of the moment on which Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two large pizzas. It seems Hanyecz is still keeping a close eye on Bitcoin as of right now. He recently used the Lightning Network to buy two pizzas with Bitcoin … Continue reading Man Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Buys it With Lightning
The post Man Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Buys it With Lightning appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc

Dank Ocean zur Data Ownership ? BigChainDB-Interview Teil 1

Dank Ocean zur Data Ownership ? BigChainDB-Interview Teil 1

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/dank-ocean-zur-data-ownership-bigchaindb-interview-teil-1/
on 2018-02-25 14:30:34

BigchainDB ist ein Unternehmen, welches im Bereich der permissioned Blockchains häufig als Partner auftritt. Nun hat das Unternehmen als weiteres Projekt mit dem Ocean Protocol begonnen, in dem es stark um Vernetzung von Datenquellen und intelligente Datenverarbeitung geht. Wir sprachen mit Bruce Pon, einem der Co-Founder von BigChainDB über das neue Projekt.  Berlin ist wahrscheinlich…BTC-ECHO

#btcecho

Nasdaq-Listed ?Blockchain? Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles

Nasdaq-Listed ?Blockchain? Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/nasdaq-listed-blockchain-companies-hit-new-legal-troubles/
on 2018-02-25 14:30:30

Adding “Blockchain” to the name of their firms have proved to be very beneficial to the top management of publicly listed companies over the past year. However, this tactic also attracted negative attention from regulators, and now two Nasdaq firms are facing additional troubles. Also Read: Robinhood Starts Rolling Out Cryptocurrency Trading Today Class Action Lawsuit […]
The post Nasdaq-Listed “Blockchain” Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

New Bitcoin Embassy Opens in the United States

New Bitcoin Embassy Opens in the United States

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/new-bitcoin-embassy-opens-in-the-united-states/
on 2018-02-25 13:30:23

A mooted Bitcoin Embassy shall be the first of its kind, since an early attempt in New York City, for a bitcoin gathering place. It was American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Editorial Director Jeffrey Tucker who had a revelation of sorts to establish a Bitcoin Embassy in the United States. The idea is to […]
The post New Bitcoin Embassy Opens in the United States appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

PR: LiveTree ? the Beginning of the End of the Centralized Entertainment Industry

PR: LiveTree ? the Beginning of the End of the Centralized Entertainment Industry

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-livetree-beginning-end-centralized-entertainment-industry/
on 2018-02-25 11:30:25

Over the decade, our approach to content has changed drastically. There was a time when VHS was the source of entertainment and household fights revolved around “Who taped over the birthday with the basketball?” Subscription and Video-On-Demand services like Netflix changed things for the better by providing much better access to content. With time, we have come to realize that this digital model of entertainment is full of loopholes. These Internet behemoths are so centralized regarding operation that they have done nothing but replace Hollywood’s age-old opaque practices. With so many technological changes happening around us every other day, it is time to resist this abnormal behavior.
Entertainment has always been a dominant force in shaping the society. Catchphrases and epic scenes from movies or TV shows often become almost natural parts of the cultural fabric as a frame of references and collective cognizance. Our values, our culture, and sometimes even our future is guided by entertainment.
The post PR: LiveTree – the Beginning of the End of the Centralized Entertainment Industry appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Korea Investigates 20 Public Companies for Using Crypto Claims to Boost Share Prices

Korea Investigates 20 Public Companies for Using Crypto Claims to Boost Share Prices

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/korea-investigates-public-companies-crypto-claims-boost-share-prices/
on 2018-02-25 11:00:42

The South Korean financial authorities are investigating 20 publicly listed companies for unfairly using cryptocurrency claims to boost their share prices. Crypto-related companies do not always follow through with their plans after seeing their share prices surge. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Investigating 20 Companies The South Korean Financial Supervisory […]
The post Korea Investigates 20 Public Companies for Using Crypto Claims to Boost Share Prices appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Die erste C³ Crypto Conference vom 5. ? 6. April 2018 in Berlin

Die erste C³ Crypto Conference vom 5. ? 6. April 2018 in Berlin

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/die-erste-c%c2%b3-crypto-conference-vom-5-6-april-2018-in-berlin/
on 2018-02-25 10:00:40

Deutschlands bisher größte Konferenz zum Thema Kryptowährungen und Blockchain lädt die Community und Interessierte zu On-Stage-Präsentationen, Expo und interaktiven Workshops nach Berlin ein. Dort ist es möglich, die internationale Krypto-Community im Herzen Europas zu treffen. “Berlin lädt die Welt zu einem spannenden Event ein, bei dem internationale Blockchain-Experten auf Crypto-Interessierte treffen, um das Ökosystem rund um…BTC-ECHO

#btcecho

Österreich wird Kryptowährungen und ICOs regulieren

Österreich wird Kryptowährungen und ICOs regulieren

found at
http://coinwelt.de/2018/02/oesterreich-wird-kryptowaehrungen-und-icos-regulieren/
on 2018-02-25 08:44:20

Coinwelt RSS-Feed
Österreich reiht sich in die Liste der Staaten ein, die planen, Kryptowährungen zu regulieren. Für die Regulierung sollen die Richtlinien für den Handel von Gold und Derivaten herangezogen werden. Wie Bloomberg berichtete, will die Regierung mit diesem Schritt vor allem den Nutzen von Kryptowährungen zur Geldwäsche eindämmen. Ebenfalls soll die bestehende Gesetzgebung, die einige Kontrollmaßnahmen …
Der Beitrag Österreich wird Kryptowährungen und ICOs regulieren erschien zuerst auf Coinwelt.de.

#coinweltde

Bitcoin.org Owner Asks the Community to Change Bitcoin?s Central PoW Algorithm

Bitcoin.org Owner Asks the Community to Change Bitcoin?s Central PoW Algorithm

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-org-owner-asks-the-community-to-change-bitcoins-central-pow-algorithm/
on 2018-02-25 09:56:00

This week the owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, a pseudonym called Cobra wrote an open letter to the bitcoin community asking them to think about changing the Bitcoin core network’s Proof-of-Work algorithm. Also read: Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension Bitcoin.org Owner ‘Cobra’ Says Bitcoin Mining Is Controlled By One Man and His […]
The post Bitcoin.org Owner Asks the Community to Change Bitcoin’s Central PoW Algorithm appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Wie gut eignen sich Kryptowährungen für illegale Aktivitäten?

Wie gut eignen sich Kryptowährungen für illegale Aktivitäten?

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/wie-gut-sind-kryptowaehrungen-fuer-illegale-aktivitaeten/
on 2018-02-25 08:00:33

Dies ist ein Auszug aus dem Buch “Kryptowährungen einfach erklärt” – Ein Gastbeitrag von dem Autor und TenX-Co-Founder  Dr. Julian Hosp. Vielleicht hast Du Dich schon einmal gefragt, ob Kryptowährungen eine gute Möglichkeit sind, Geld zu waschen, illegale Dinge zu tun oder Steuern zu vermeiden. In den Medien oder am Stammtisch geht oft das Gerücht um,…BTC-ECHO

#btcecho

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis ? Can BTC/USD Hold $9,000?

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis ? Can BTC/USD Hold $9,000?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/bitcoin-price-weekly-analysis-can-btc-usd-hold-9000/
on 2018-02-25 07:58:13

Key Points Bitcoin price declined this past week and moved below the $10,000 level against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $10,350 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair must stay above the $9,300 and $9,000 support levels … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Hold $9,000?
The post Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Hold $9,000? appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc

Bank of America Acknowledges the Threat Posed by Cryptocurrency

Bank of America Acknowledges the Threat Posed by Cryptocurrency

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/bank-america-acknowledges-threat-posed-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-25 07:32:36

For all the inroads that bitcoin has made on the current financial system, it has yet to threaten their ascendancy. The CEOs of Paypal, Visa, and other legacy payment systems may have been monitoring the rise of cryptocurrencies, but they have not been losing sleep over them. Now, in a frank report to the SEC, […]
The post Bank of America Acknowledges the Threat Posed by Cryptocurrency appeared first on Bitcoin News.

#bitcoincom

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ? ETH/USD Bearish Below $870

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ? ETH/USD Bearish Below $870

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/25/ethereum-price-weekly-analysis-eth-usd-bearish-870/
on 2018-02-25 06:28:34

Key Highlights ETH price declined recently and moved below the $860 support level against the US Dollar. There is an expanding triangle forming with resistance at $870 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair may continue to decline as long as it is below the $870 resistance level. Ethereum price … Continue reading Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Bearish Below $870
The post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Bearish Below $870 appeared first on NewsBTC.

#newsbtc