Indian Exchange Resumes Fiat Deposits and Withdrawals Using New Method

An Indian cryptocurrency exchange has come up with a new method to allow its users to deposit and withdraw rupees despite the crypto banking ban by the country’s central bank. The exchange also guarantees that rupee requests will be processed within 30 minutes or the user will receive ten free XRP credited to their account.…

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New Stablecoins: From Cryptopound and Metal-Backed Swiss Coin to Mongolian ‘Candy’

Following some notable premiers in the genre recently, the next batch of stablecoins is on the way. A British startup is partnering with a bank to launch a GBP-pegged crypto, a Swiss commodities trader wants to mint a coin backed by metals, and a Mongolian telecom has been licensed to issue the country’s first digital…

Wikileaks Bitcoin Donations Soar Following Assange Arrest

Wikileaks’ bitcoin address has received a deluge of support following founding editor Julian Assange’s arrest. Donations have reached nearly $32,000 on Friday, 60% more than was raised the day before, when Assange was taken into custody. Also read: How Traditional Stock Markets Can Help Mainstream Cryptocurrency BTC Donations Reach $32,000 More than 6.3 BTC worth…

Burency – The World’s First Insured-Cryptocurrency Exchange

If you are looking at getting into cryptocurrency, your first port of call will most likely be an exchange or a brokerage platform. According to CoinMarketCap there are more than 3,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation today, with a combined market cap of over $220 billion. Despite the 2018 bear market, the interest around cryptocurrency and blockchain…

Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin-Friendly Cash App is Now 2nd Most Popular Apple Application

Within a decade since its launch in 2009, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s fintech company Square has transformed into a $29 billion digital payments giant and the go-to platform for users to send and receive money and buy Bitcoin. On February 3, Dorsey revealed that Square Cash (also known as Cash App), one of the most…

Strategy Shift: North Korean Hackers Take Aim at Individual Crypto Investors

Faced with depleted reserves and having been hit with sanctions aimed at its illegal nuclear weapons program, North Korean hackers have a new strategy for growing the country’s cash reserves — steal crypto holdings from individual investors. According to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the option to target individuals who hold cryptocurrencies…

South Korea’s SK Group Proposes Blockchain-Based Donation Platform and Two Tokens

Two new tokens from South Korea's third biggest corporation will focus on the problem of tracking charitable donations.

The 2010s: A Decade of Unicorn IPOs and Billionaire Power

The last decade saw more new billionaires than ever before. They've been remaking the world from tech, to politics, to philanthropy. The post The 2010s: A Decade of Unicorn IPOs and Billionaire Power appeared first on CCN.com

tZERO Is Live, But Volume Is Light and Its Token’s Price Is Down Sharply

Daily trading volume on the recently launched tZERO platform is less than 1% the total supply of the only listed security token.

Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Compliance Tools from Chainalysis

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is rolling out new software to aid detection of potentially illicit transactions.

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All In? Riot Blockchain Says It May Launch US Cryptocurrency Exchange

Former biotech company Riot Blockchain has announced that it may launch a cryptocurrency exchange and futures brokerage platform. In a public filing dated March 27, the former biotech firm said that it “intends to investigate launching a digital currency exchange and a futures brokerage operation” in the US. Toward this end, Riot Blockchain acquired Logical…

All Crypto Is Created Equal? That’s What Regulators Seem to See

Are digital assets equal to digital securities? TokenSoft's Mason Borda argued the two types aren’t so different in terms of how regulators view them today.

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

The Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for gram, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this…

Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea

South Korea has been a leading market for bitcoin over the last year or so in terms of adoption, trading volumes, and regulatory response. Now one of the top figures in the government associated with regulating cryptocurrency has passed away, with stress suspected to be a contributing cause. Also Read: Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber…

UAE Finalizing ICO and Blockchain Regulations: Mid-2019 Target

The United Arab Emirates regulatory body has approved ICO tokens as securities and a completed framework will be available in the small middle eastern country in the middle of next year, according to a report in local news outlet TheNational.ae. Not only has the Securities and Commodities Authority committed to having a full regulatory framework…

Household Name: New Scrabble Dictionary Includes ‘Bitcoin’ as Playable Word

The newly-published sixth edition of Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble Dictionary released Monday includes ”bitcoin” as a playable word for the first time. Bitcoin Finds Its Way into Scrabble Lexicon While bitcoin was added to Merriam-Webster’s unabridged dictionary in 2016, the Scrabble dictionary is updated less often and includes fewer words. The last update released four years ago, in…

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China’s Police Expand Crypto Monitoring Overseas

China's police force isn't just focusing on domestic crypto activities, they're eyeing overseas exchange platforms as well, according to reports.

Dow Rallies as Analysts Predict Rough 2020 For The U.S. Dollar

The Dow Jones rallied on Friday as Boeing (NYSE: BA) stock firmed and the euro rose, crushing the US dollar as bullish 2020 forecasts swirl. The post Dow Rallies as Analysts Predict Rough 2020 For The U.S. Dollar appeared first on CCN.com

Tokyo-Based Zigmabit Offers Mining Rigs for Homes and Offices

Cryptocurrency mining develops rapidly like any high tech sector. Improvements in the hardware and auxiliary systems make it possible to design mining rigs that are more compact and silent than they used to be, while also profitable to run. Zigmabit is a manufacturer that assembles units suitable for mining not only in industrial-scale datacenters but…

Italian Retail Deposits Reach All-Time Highs and is Screaming for Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: The Italian government is reportedly trying to be lenient on some forms of hard-to-tax savings, such as that held in safe deposit boxes. Bitcoin could be a viable investment for these retail investors. The reality is that no government can track every dollar – unless they have something like a blockchain to…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Showing Positive Signs: Bulls Sighting Bullish Break

After a downside correction, bitcoin price fond support near the $10,800 level against the US Dollar. There was a decent recovery in the past two sessions and the price traded above $11,300. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $11,600 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from…
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NBA Says Basketball Player Can’t Tokenize His Contract After All

Spencer Dinwiddie took a shot at tokenization, but the National Basketball Association blocked him.

IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on…

UK Financial Game Show Uses Comedy & Bitcoin to Entertain, Inform

Who is the richest person in the world? Who said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap?” Where do they drink the most alcohol per capita? Ireland, Scotland, Russia or France? Readers who immediately answered just might be perfect guests on Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show, launching in the United Kingdom. Prizes…

Markets Update: BCH Maintains Strong Lead as Crypto Prices Record Slight Pullback

Cryptocurrency markets saw some significant gains over the last two days, but prices on Thursday have started to pull back from this year’s all-time highs. When the spikes first initiated, bitcoin cash (BCH) led the pack out of the top 10 cryptocurrencies and still maintains a lead with over 75 percent worth of gains for…

Stellar Price Continues to Moon, Sees 10% Increase in 4 hours

The stellar price reached a two-month high on Wednesday evening as it soared by well over 10% on major exchanges to reach a value of $0.33 on Bitfinex. Although there did not seem to be any particular news today to trigger this spike, the cryptocurrency — more accurately referred to as lumens (XLM) — has…

What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes

Donald Trump took aim at bitcoin last week. He also kicked off a whole new phase in bitcoin's mainstream moment.

Will Bitcoin Retrace to Low-$7,000s? Price Fractal Says So

While Bitcoin’s price seemingly moves without rhyme or reason — collapsing by dozens of percent and embarking on face-melting rallies on a whim — the cryptocurrency market is filled to the brim with fractals. Related Reading: Analyst: Bitcoin Price Likely to Fall to Low-$8,000s as Chart Remains Weak A brief aside: A fractal, in the context of…

This Week in Crypto: Ohio Embraces Bitcoin, Judge Hassles SEC, and DJ Khaled Fined for ICO Promotion

The last week of November was all about taxes, regulation, and SEC enforcement for Bitcoin and the wider crypto ecosystem. Major Headlines Sirin Labs Launches the FINNEY: The world’s first blockchain phone on the market, the FINNEY, launched at an event in Barcelona on Thursday. CCN’s Josiah Wilmoth was on the scene. The phone, its…

TRON’s Whitepaper Appears to Plagiarize from Filecoin and IFPS

The post TRON’s Whitepaper Appears to Plagiarize from Filecoin and IFPS appeared first on CCN A whitepaper published by decentralized content distribution platform TRON appears to plagiarize at least two whitepapers written by Protocol Labs, the creator of both IPFS and Filecoin. TRON Accused of Plagiarizing Filecoin, IPFS Whitepapers The charge was brought to light…