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Vietnam's Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned
According to regional reports, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has agreed with a proposal to ban imported cryptocurrency mining machines. (BTC )
Today
01:39 PM
Samsung Stores in the Baltic States Now Accept Cryptocurrencies
Samsung stores in the Baltic States have announced they will be accepting seven cryptocurrencies for merchandise through a partnership with Coppay. (BTC , ETH , LTC , XRP )
Today
09:39 AM
The Daily: Minsk Mulls Rules for Exchanges, Qiwi Awards Employees with Tokens
In today's Bitcoin in Brief, Belarus, which legalized crypto activities this spring, is now turning its attention to adopting standards for companies operating crypto exchanges and issuing tokens. We've covered the decision of the Russian payment provider Qiwi to motivate its employees with tokens. The Daily also features crypto news from China and Canada. (BTC )
Today
05:09 AM
Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash Trading
Coinmarketcap (CMC), the web's most popular cryptocurrency tracker website, has responded to accusations that it is implicit in supporting wash trading.
Today
02:54 AM
PR: Cozystay Implements Blockchain Technology in the Vacation Rental Sharing Economy
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Cozystay Holdings Inc. (Cozystay) is excited to announce its partnership with Singapore-based Share Everything Lab Pte. Ltd. (SEL) to bring blockchain technology to the vacation-rental sharing economy. SEL is developing a protocol that will decentralize and revolutionize the sharing economy industry. Cozystay, a vacation rental platform that has been operating since 2015, will be the first adopter of SEL's blockchain-based trust protocols, which will solve critical problems that have plagued the vacation-rental sharing economy so far. Cozystay now has 60,000 users, 200,000 listings worldwide and offices in Vancouver, Canada and Beijing, China. Cozystay has completed $4M USD in seed funding.
Today
02:39 AM
Bitcoin Skeptic Peter Schiff to Joe Rogan: BTC Will Plummet, Voorhees Debate Rigged
Bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff is back, explaining again to Joe Rogan and his massive audience how cryptocurrencies are a scam. (BTC )
Jul 19
11:55 PM
Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents
The UK's Barclays, arguably the most powerful international corporate bank in the world, filed two crypto-related patents this week.
Jul 19
05:10 PM
Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises
University of Pennsylvania researchers conducted an in-depth study that looks at ICOs that promise innovative concepts like autonomous governance.
Jul 19
12:09 PM
PR: SoPay - Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets Alipay
SoPay has announced its arrival in three exchanges (CoinEx, Gate.io and BCEX) with an emphatic announcement of the trading contest that will feature 30 million SOP tokens. SoPay is a new blockchain payment platform that brings a disruptive experience in the money market. Also, it has innovative operating models that it wants to leverage to make the digital asset trading environment more convenient. (EOS )
Jul 19
10:39 AM
Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, serving life in prison without parole, has joined Twitter. While denied direct internet access from behind bars, he is now able to communicate with the Twittersphere, in a fashion, with the aid of hand-written notes posted to a Twitter account in his name. It is hoped the account will keep
Jul 19
10:09 AM
Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation
Seiko Noda, Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications, and Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment, was questioned by the Japanese press on Thursday over an FSA probe implicating her involvement with an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange, which was allegedly violating the Japanese fund settlement law. (BTC )
Jul 19
09:09 AM
Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens
The Malta Stock Exchange has separately announced today that MSX, the innovation, digital and fintech arm of the group, will be developing two new platforms for listing and trading security tokens. Neufund in partnership with Binance, and OKMSX in collaboration with Okex.
Jul 19
07:09 AM
Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering
The Federal Reserve's new chairman made his stance on cryptocurrency clear to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. In his view, cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, are not used often as a means of payment, are not a store of value, but are great for money laundering. He also dismisses the idea that cryptocurrencies could pose a significant risk to the country's financial stability at their current size. (BTC )
Jul 19
04:09 AM
PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk
Wednesday Lugano, Switzerland - trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industry's leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.
Jul 19
02:39 AM
The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1
In today's edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover an American anti cryptocurrency politician who is financially backed by a legacy payments firm, a positive change of leadership at Goldman Sachs, Grayscale's performance during first half of 2018 and much more. (BTC , XLM )
Jul 19
02:09 AM
No Matter How You Slice It
On July 18 two more types of BCH tokenization projects have been announced giving the BCH community a wide variety of different ideas that can bring forth the concept of representative tokens on the Bitcoin Cash network. (BCH , BTC , XCP )
Jul 18
10:39 PM
China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Recieve 'Unicorn' Valuations, Number of Chinese DLT Companies Explodes
In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three Chinese cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been listed as being valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018.
Jul 18
05:32 PM
How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume
Bitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades on a mammoth scale. Crypto Exchange Ranks, which pulls in open source data from exchange APIs, has published a report in which it accuses Bitforex of creating fake volume and Coinmarketcap (CMC) of being complicit in the scam.
Jul 18
05:32 PM
Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency "Fractional Reserves
Mastercard has patented a method to manage cryptocurrency
Jul 18
05:32 PM
Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks
As digital currencies become more mainstream, these networks are suddenly commanding billion dollar valuations. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency exchanges, brokerage services, and over-the-counter market makers have started to look into purchasing shares of banks and even becoming the banks themselves. (BTC , LTC )
Jul 18
10:39 AM
Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day
The crypto-bulls are back, at least for time being, bringing most of the top digital assets back into the green after months of bearish sentiment. Most of the digital currencies are seeing gains between 10-20 percent but some coins like Stellar are up well over 30 percent today. (BCH , BTC , EOS )
Jul 18
09:54 AM
Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con
Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio's upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and $5,000, which can then be invested in cryptocurrencies during the convention. (BCH , BTC , ETH , LTC )
Jul 18
06:54 AM
The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules
The United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today's Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors. (BTC , LTC )
Jul 18
04:39 AM
IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD
It seems like a new alternative for Tether (USDT) pops up at least once a week recently. And the latest stablecoin to hit the market involves an interesting supporter, computer technology giant IBM. Stronghold USD is said to backed one-to-one U.S. dollars held at company's partner bank, Prime Trust. (USDT )
Jul 18
02:39 AM
Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers
Where there is a need, companies pop up to tap the demand with various solutions. The latest example of this comes from Canada, where Coinsmart has set up a new exchange specifically to make compliance easier for Canadian tax payers. (BCH , BTC , EOS , ETH , LTC )
Jul 18
12:24 AM
Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners
With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan's mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China's borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods' have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. (BTC )
Jul 17
03:39 PM
Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity
Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. The Mining Screensaver will pool the computing power of the program's users, with all XMR generated being automatically transferred to the Change.org Foundation. (XMR )
Jul 17
01:24 PM
RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service
This week the RSK Labs development team launched a new service that provides programmers with a variety of tools to build decentralized applications. According to RSK, the 'Dapp' platform will provide developers with a great deal of infrastructure services all in one place.
Jul 17
10:54 AM
Omni Layer Fork Called 'Wormhole' Debuts for Bitcoin Cash
Software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called 'Wormhole' will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return transactions alongside a protocol based on the Omni Layer project. (BCH , BTC )
Jul 17
08:39 AM
Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht's Freedom
The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however the Court denied Ross's petition on June 28. The fight to free Ross Ulbricht, 33, is now reinforced with a new petition created on Change.org, 3 days ago by FreeRoss.org. There are currently 6,242+ signatures and the petition aims at reaching 7,500.
Jul 17
07:09 AM
US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams
The US remains a leading destination for ICO projects, according to a new study that also ranks Switzerland and Singapore in the top three. The findings coincide with another study identifying 78% of all ICOs as scams.
Jul 17
05:39 AM
Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum
CFA Institute, with over 150,000 members, is adding cryptocurrency topics to its curriculum for the first time. The course material will be released in August. A record 227,031 people in 91 countries and territories reportedly registered to take CFA exams this year. (BTC )
Jul 17
03:39 AM
PR: Monfils Sponsorship with eToro
Gal Monfils, the 31-year-old French tennis star, is known as Sliderman for his on-court showmanship. He may take chances when trying to win Grand Slam matches, but when it comes to personal finance Monfils - who reached a career high of No6 in the world in 2016 - says he is risk-averse. His investment platform of his choice? The world's leading social trading network eToro, which specialises in cryptocurrencies. Monfils has been described by The Sunday Times magazine as the most interesting guy in tennis and Britain's former world No1 Andy Murray reckons the agile Frenchman is the best athlete in the sport. He is not bad when it comes to investing in crypto, either, and began actively trading on eToro in 2017 (https://www.etoro.com/people/lamonf), having heard about the award-winning platform from his brother-in-law. He was drawn to its wide selection of cryptos and innovative investment tools. (ETH , XRP )
Jul 17
02:39 AM
The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense
In today's edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the news that the world's largest asset manager Blackrock is examining the crypto market, Coinbase is approved to list security tokens, and Bitpay got a New York Bitlicense. Additionally, the BCH exchange rate is now displayed on Google. (BCH , BTC , EOS )
Jul 17
01:24 AM
G20 Watchdog Unveils Framework to Monitor Crypto
A framework has been developed for the G20 countries to monitor the financial stability implications of crypto-assets markets. The Financial Stability Board says cryptocurrencies do not pose a material risk to global financial stability but supports their vigilant monitoring. (BTC )
Jul 16
05:09 PM
ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts
Twitter claims it has been deleting millions of fraudulent accounts per day and stated during the first week of July that the platform suspended more than 70 million accounts throughout May and June. However, the cryptocurrency industry is still plagued by tons of ETH-bots pretending to be bitcoin luminaries. (BTC , ETH )
Jul 16
03:09 PM
Crypto Exchange Coinrail Reopens with Offers to Recover 11 Cryptocurrencies
South Korean exchange Coinrail has resumed service after it was hacked last month. The exchange has offered users some options to recover their cryptocurrencies. Eleven cryptos were stolen, some of which have been fully recovered and are now available for trading and withdrawals. However, some coins were not recovered. (BTC , ETH )
Jul 16
01:09 PM
Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls Charge Forward
Over the last six days, the entire digital asset economy has seen an increase of around $15Bn and now averages around $268Bn on Monday, July 16. Digital currency proponents are hopeful the past six months of bearish market sentiment is over and brighter days may be ahead. (BCH , BTC , USDT )
Jul 16
12:09 PM
UK Mosque Collects Four Times More Donations in Crypto Than Fiat
A British Mosque has collected four times more donations in cryptocurrencies than fiat, showing another example of the growing importance of the innovative instruments in charity. People from all around the world donated to the mosque using cryptocurrency during Ramadan, including one transaction of over 5,200.
Jul 16
10:09 AM
Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare Tax
The Japanese national tax agency announced a new strategic policy was put put in place by July 15th to promote and improve the environment for people to spontaneously declare their virtual currency income tax returns. (BTC )
Jul 16
08:09 AM
Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It's Even Better for Law Enforcement
When the indictment of Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the US election broke, the recriminations were swift. Not only had the 12 allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, but they'd had the temerity to do so using servers paid with cryptocurrency. (BTC )
Jul 16
05:54 AM
SA Purple Group Confirms Adding Cryptos to Its Online Trading Platform
South African financial company Purple Group has confirmed the addition of two cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ethereum, to its online trading platform. According to a representative, the decision came in response to strong demand from clients earlier this year. (BTC , ETH )
Jul 16
03:54 AM
PR: Changelly's Partnered with Ledger Live App
Changelly, a prominent instant exchange, has announced its partnership with Ledger, one of the leading security and infrastructure providers in the crypto industry, to bring a new user experience. New Ledger App and Changelly Ledger has released Ledger Live, a multi-asset complimentary wallet application that allows storing and managing cryptocurrencies in one place. Ledger Live is used for all models of Ledger's hardware wallets, including the bestseller Ledger Nano S.
Jul 16
02:39 AM
The Daily: Poloniex Goes Mobile, Cobinhood Adds USD Fiat, Bitmain Expands
In today's edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a new mobile app from Poloniex, the addition of USD fiat at Cobinhood exchange and the expansion plans of Bitmain in Israel. We also report about a triad boss who claims to have raised $750 million in a recent ICO. (BTC )
Jul 16
01:24 AM
Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies
The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. (BTC )
Jul 15
09:39 PM
Major Korean Exchange Bithumb Expanding into Japan and Thailand
One of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, is expanding into Japan and Thailand. The exchange is working on obtaining regulatory approval from the financial regulators of both countries. The new locations are part of the exchange's global expansion plan. (BTC )
Jul 15
05:54 PM
BCH Roundup: Steady Development, Market Uptrends, and New Apps
The anniversary of the blockchain split that took place on August 1, 2017, is just two weeks away. Over the past few months Bitcoin Cash (BCH) infrastructure support and development has been exponential and BCH proponents have seen a bunch more announcements during the second week of July. (BCH , BTC )
Jul 15
03:09 PM
Australian Firms Partner to Provide Crypto Custody Services
Decentralised Capital, an Australian advisory firm specializing in blockchain assets
Jul 15
01:39 PM
Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either
The buzzwords Blockchain Technology have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. It seems distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the 'Blockchain 5.0' era, but there's a big problem - No one reporting on these projects has tried these networks. (BTC )
Jul 15
09:24 AM
Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas
More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. (BTC )
Jul 15
07:09 AM



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