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20% of Financial Institutions Examining Starting Cryptocurrency Trading Soon

20% of Financial Institutions Examining Starting Cryptocurrency Trading Soon

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/20-of-financial-institutions-examining-starting-cryptocurrency-trading-soon/
on 2018-04-24 19:55:13
The cryptocurrency trading market is about to receive an influx of more big banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions within the next few months to a year. A new survey shows that while most are keeping quiet in public about their crypto plans, many are preparing to enter the field. Also Read: Barclays Testing […]
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PR: Bitxoxo Exchange Has Launched Its Own ICO Token

PR: Bitxoxo Exchange Has Launched Its Own ICO Token

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-bitxoxo-exchange-has-launched-its-own-ico-token/
on 2018-04-24 19:30:15
Token Pre-Sale has begun from Wednesday, April 18th and will be ending on April 30th, 2018. In the first round of presale, the price will be $1.5/XOXO. The company has sold more than 40% token in 24 hours of pre-sale.
Later, coming up with the main sale at May 5th which will last till May 31st, 2018. While the price of xoxo token will be $2/XOXO during main sale.
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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

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https://news.bitcoin.com/markets-update-cryptocurrencies-bring-bullish-gains-this-spring/
on 2018-04-24 19:00:55
Cryptocurrencies are breaking new price levels this week as markets are seeing gains across the board during the last two weeks of April. Yesterday’s trading sessions saw bitcoin cash touch a high of $1,560 per BCH as the currency has been on a relentless run over the past week. BCH prices are hovering around $1,477 […]
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Hong Kong and Singapore Emerge as New Meccas for Token Sales

Hong Kong and Singapore Emerge as New Meccas for Token Sales

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https://news.bitcoin.com/hong-kong-singapore-meccas-token-sales/
on 2018-04-24 18:30:59
Two countries have recently emerged as the new Meccas for token sales following bans in China and South Korea. The number of initial coin offerings in Singapore and Hong Kong has skyrocketed in recent months, as companies seek a favorable environment to raise funds outside their home countries. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]
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Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS Attack

Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS Attack

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https://news.bitcoin.com/myetherwallet-servers-are-hijacked-in-dns-attack/
on 2018-04-24 17:26:04
Myetherwallet (MEW), the web’s most popular client-side ethereum wallet, has been compromised by a DNS attack. Numerous users are reporting missing funds and Mycrypto, a sister site which spun off from MEW earlier this year, has confirmed as much. The incident highlights the dangers of relying on a centralized interface, even when the funds are […]
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16 Regulated Crypto Exchanges Unveil Plans to Restore Public Trust in Japan

16 Regulated Crypto Exchanges Unveil Plans to Restore Public Trust in Japan

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https://news.bitcoin.com/regulated-crypto-exchanges-plans-restore-public-trust-japan/
on 2018-04-24 15:36:29
The new Japanese cryptocurrency association comprising of sixteen government-approved exchanges debuted on Monday. The group has unveiled its plans to spearhead self-regulation in order to rebuild the public’s trust in the crypto industry. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Japanese Association Debuts Sixteen fully-licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have formally launched […]
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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-in-brief-tuesday-wary-giants-eager-dwarfs/
on 2018-04-24 14:10:56
For some obvious reasons, but also irrational fears, big players like China, Russia, and the European Union are wary of cryptos like bitcoin. Centralized control doesn’t square with decentralization. However, often that’s not how their own regions and smaller neighbors feel about cryptocurrencies. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover some recent developments mirroring this […]
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Nchain Launches Nakasendo SDK for Bitcoin Cash Development

Nchain Launches Nakasendo SDK for Bitcoin Cash Development

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https://news.bitcoin.com/nchain-launches-nakasendo-sdk-for-bitcoin-cash-development/
on 2018-04-24 12:00:49
Earlier this week the blockchain technologies research and development firm Nchain released its 1.0 version of Nakasendo a software development kit (SDK) specifically designed to bolster the Bitcoin (BCH) network. Nchain details that the Nakasendo SDK is available for software programmers focusing their energy and resources towards bitcoin cash application and platform development. Also read: […]
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PR: CoinFi Partners with HybridBlock to Expand Crypto Intelligence Offerings

PR: CoinFi Partners with HybridBlock to Expand Crypto Intelligence Offerings

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-coinfi-partners-with-hybridblock-to-expand-crypto-intelligence-offerings/
on 2018-04-24 11:30:13
HONG KONG – April 24, 2018 – CoinFi, a leading market intelligence platform offering Wall Street-caliber trading tools, signals, and analysis on the cryptocurrency market, today announced a strategic partnership with HybridBlock, a crypto e-learning hub, trading platform, and global exchange. The joint venture enables CoinFi to syndicate HybridBlock research and analysis and integrates smart order routing through HybridExchange, HybridBlock’s web-based trading platform. HybridBlock will incorporate CoinFi’s trading tools and data feeds for its intermediate and advanced users as well as curate original research by CoinFi’s analysts.
The partnership, which is expected to ramp up
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Bitcoin Cash Proponents Prepare for the Largest Block Size Increase Ever

Bitcoin Cash Proponents Prepare for the Largest Block Size Increase Ever

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-cash-proponents-prepare-for-the-largest-block-size-increase-ever/
on 2018-04-24 10:00:09
In a little more than three weeks time the Bitcoin (BCH) network will hard fork by upgrading its block size to 32MB and incorporate additional functionalities to the protocol. Currently, the entire community is steadily preparing for the consensus change as development teams release new code, while users and infrastructure providers upgrade their full node […]
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Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation Expert

Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation Expert

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https://news.bitcoin.com/ether-ripple-doomed-as-securities-according-to-regulation-expert/
on 2018-04-24 08:00:38
Former Obama administration financial regulator Gary Gensler believes cryptocurrencies such as ether and ripple appear as unregistered securities, and in current violation of the law. His comments carry considerable weight in the broader financial community. They also come after venture capitalists and lawyers invested in ether projects met secretly with the US Securities and Exchange […]
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Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin Extremism

Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin Extremism

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https://news.bitcoin.com/vinny-lingham-interview-scaling-securities-and-bitcoin-extremism/
on 2018-04-24 05:55:59
One of bitcoin’s leading luminaries, Vinny Lingham has an opinion on everything and an uncanny ability to sense market movements, earning him the moniker of Bitcoin Oracle. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the serial entrepreneur to get his thoughts on bitcoin cash, Lightning Network, token models and more. Also read: Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About […]
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Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to Pyramids

Half of the ICO Money in Russia Went to Pyramids

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https://news.bitcoin.com/half-of-the-ico-money-in-russia-went-to-pyramids/
on 2018-04-24 04:00:26
Russian ICOs attracted a total of $300 million last year but half of the funds went to financial pyramids, according to the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. The organization that represents the crypto community in the country is now working on an ICO standard to help investors distinguish real projects from fraudulent schemes. Russian […]
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Bitcoin Miners Unaffected by Price Decline ? Hashrates Spiked Exponentially

Bitcoin Miners Unaffected by Price Decline ? Hashrates Spiked Exponentially

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-miners-unaffected-by-price-decline-hashrates-spiked-exponentially/
on 2018-04-24 02:00:47
Despite the multitude of headlines declaring that bitcoin mining was becoming unprofitable over the last four months, the hashrate between both Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) networks has exploded. At the moment both SHA-256 proof-of-work (POW) powered protocols have been maintaining more than 35 exahash per second, becoming one of the most powerful […]
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If You?re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of Interest

If You?re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of Interest

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https://news.bitcoin.com/if-youre-a-wikipedia-contributor-owning-cryptocurrency-may-be-a-conflict-of-interest/
on 2018-04-24 00:00:05
The web’s favorite crowdsourced encyclopedia has just edited its own behavioral guidelines. Wikipedia’s “Conflict of interest” (COI) page outlining etiquette for its 140,000 active editors now includes a reference to cryptocurrency. If you’re editing pages about crypto, the mere act of owning cryptocurrency may preclude you from doing so. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, […]
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India Divided on Whether to Ban Crypto Use

India Divided on Whether to Ban Crypto Use

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https://news.bitcoin.com/india-divided-ban-crypto-use/
on 2018-04-23 22:00:17
As India works on the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies, each government department has its own opinion on whether to ban the use of crypto, including bitcoin. The Finance Ministry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Income Tax Department, and the Special Investigation Team have voiced their opinions on the upcoming bill. Also read: Russian Regulators […]
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Russian Government Concerned Crypto Bill Inadequate in Many Ways

Russian Government Concerned Crypto Bill Inadequate in Many Ways

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https://news.bitcoin.com/russian-government-concerned-cryptocurrency-bill-inadequate-in-many-ways/
on 2018-04-23 20:00:30
The Russian government has officially provided a response to the bill that seeks to outline the legal framework for cryptocurrencies. Many flaws and inadequacies were pointed out including unjustified restrictions on Russian residents and foreign investors. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Response to Crypto Bill The Russian […]
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PR: aXpire Introduces MatchBX to the Blockchain Community

PR: aXpire Introduces MatchBX to the Blockchain Community

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https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-axpire-introduces-matchbx-to-the-blockchain-community/
on 2018-04-23 19:30:00
aXpire is excited to introduce its MatchBX product to the blockchain community.
Coming in late Q2, MatchBX will allow blockchain-empowered freelance work, with individuals able to engage with each other or businesses to earn cryptocurrency (AXP) as a full time job. There has never been a better time to learn about cryptocurrency and look to engage in the aXpire community full time. MatchBX also offers a “preferred partnership” group of companies that have been hand picked and verified to serve as the best providers of a particular online service. For example, our latest addition, Kotoba, provides high quality website and white paper translation services, and users will be able to access this group at a special rate through MatchBX.
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Finland Has Identified Thousands of Bitcoin Traders Who Owe Taxes

Finland Has Identified Thousands of Bitcoin Traders Who Owe Taxes

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https://news.bitcoin.com/finland-identified-thousands-bitcoin-traders-owe-taxes/
on 2018-04-23 18:00:06
The Finnish government has revealed the number of taxpayers who owe taxes from bitcoin-related income. The country’s Tax Administration claims to have “different ways to combine information and identify people” who owe taxes from crypto profits, which are now “well over ten times higher than last year.” Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto […]
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Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto

Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto

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https://news.bitcoin.com/central-bank-of-iran-bans-banks-from-crypto/
on 2018-04-23 16:00:09
Iran’s central bank has issued a statement banning the country’s banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, citing money laundering and terrorism financing risks. However, the local crypto community in Iran believes that the ban will not affect them and some exchanges continue to operate normally. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law […]
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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking Bitcoin

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Snatching Blockchain, Tracking Bitcoin

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-in-brief-monday-snatching-blockchain-tracking-bitcoin/
on 2018-04-23 14:00:29
No one likes missing the train. Of course, jumping on the wrong one is sure to delay the arrival even more. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover the latest attempts by big corporations to stay close to the crypto waters without really wetting their feet. Also, do you want to know how Cryptokitties have […]
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Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested

Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested

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https://news.bitcoin.com/telegram-urges-paper-airplane-protest-pussy-riot-activist-arrested/
on 2018-04-23 12:28:25
After a Russian court enacted an immediate ban on the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram, the feisty company began to resist. Founder Pavel Durov insisted there were ways around the prohibition, including proxies and VPNs. It appears to have had some success even though millions of IP addresses have been blocked by the government. In […]
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PR: Decentralized Exchange Decoin Launches Its Initial Coin Offering ? Profit Sharing by Proof of Stake

PR: Decentralized Exchange Decoin Launches Its Initial Coin Offering ? Profit Sharing by Proof of Stake

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https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-decentralized-echange-decoin-launches-its-initial-coin-offering-profit-sharing-by-proof-of-stake/
on 2018-04-23 11:30:50
Decoin is proud to announce after months of build-up their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is now officially live!
Decoin is a decentralized coin and trading platform exchange that is set to disrupt the current norm in the industry. With plans for a state of the art exchange platform, a decentralized coin that will be utilised to share profits with investors, and D-TEP Credit Cards, the company is looking forward to a successful launch.
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Nasdaq-Listed Company Xunlei Faces Class-Action for Disguising ICO

Nasdaq-Listed Company Xunlei Faces Class-Action for Disguising ICO

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https://news.bitcoin.com/nasdaq-listed-company-xunlei-faces-class-action-disguising-ico/
on 2018-04-23 05:30:30
Nasdaq-listed technology firm Xunlei has become the subject of multiple class-action lawsuits from investors who purchased the company’s digital token, Linktoken. Xunlei is accused of misleading investors to disguise an initial coin offering (ICO) through which Linktoken was distributed. Also Read: Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased Xunlei CEO […]
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Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn?t Currency

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn?t Currency

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https://news.bitcoin.com/nominee-new-york-federal-reserve-claims-that-crypto-isnt-currency/
on 2018-04-23 04:00:02
The current president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the man expected to soon be the New York Federal Reserve Bank, John Williams, has rejected the suggestion that cryptocurrencies comprise currency. Also Read: Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement New York Federal Reserve Nominee Rejects Cryptocurrencies as […]
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