October 1, 2019

India’s Airpay partners with InstaReM to develop international payments solutions

While India’s entry into the crypto-landscape seems sluggish at best, Mumbai-based Airpay Payment Services has set out to create a merchant-centered international payments solution in collaboration with InstaReM. As per the official announcement, “Mumbai-based Airpay Payment Services, India’s only omni-channel payments platform, has announced a partnership with InstaReM, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital cross-border...
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Ethereum Just Flash Crashed 20% on Poloniex

The second-largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) went through a sudden flash crash on popular exchange Poloniex. It saw its price dropping down with 20% in an instant, allowing those who had placed orders along the way to benefit from the quick recovery. ETH Flash-Crashed On Poloniex Flash-crashes tend to take place every now and then on...
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5 Tips on How You Can Save Money on Car Insurance

The law simply requires that all vehicles in the United States should be insured before you drive around with them. If you get caught driving without proof that your vehicle is insured, you could face fines and penalties. The penalties you could be charged with depends on each state, but it could range from 20...
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Bakkt Launch Could be Force Behind Recent Bitcoin Drop, Claims Research Group

Prior to its launch, Bakkt’s physically settled Bitcoin futures product was seen by many cryptocurrency investors as a potential major catalyst for next major BTC bull run, but its lackluster launch has come about concurrently with a bout of capitulation within the aggregated crypto markets.One prominent research group is now noting that Bakkt may have...
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Altcoin Trading Platform CoinExchange.io Shuts Down due to Financial Hardship

It is always unfortunate to see cryptocurrency companies meet their limits. For trading platforms and exchanges, those limits often consist of financial constraints. Although CoinExchange.io was never a major trading platform, it had a loyal following among altcoin traders, Unfortunately, the company will shut down in two weeks.  The end of CoinExchange Most people only...
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European Commission Exec Questions Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

Executive Vice President-Designate of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, has questioned the motives behind Facebook’s forthcoming Libra stablecoin. In an interview with the Financial Services Union of Denmark, a fragment of which was published on Oct. 1, Vestager addressed the possible impact from Libra’s launch — such as competition due to Facebook’s multimillion user base...
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Shots Fired as Nancy Pelosi Challenger Bacelar Funds Campaign With Crypto

27-year-old Agatha Bacelar is a Brazilian-American immigrant from a STEM background, and she’s targeting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s seat in the California Congress (CA-12) in the next election cycle. Her campaign is seeking to raise $1 million in crypto (BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC or USDC) to match the amount of stock Pelosi holds...
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Indonesia organizes international training program in Jakarta to counter growing cases of crypto-related crimes

With the benefits of cryptocurrency, come the risks associated with the industry. From scams to hacks, the cryptoverse has witnessed an array of crimes. Several people have contemplated engaging in crypto-related activities due to the risks that come with it. However, taking precautions at the right time can prevent potential risks. Indonesia is one country...
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Cheap ETH: Ethereum Just Flash Crashed 20% on Poloniex

The second-largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) went through a sudden flash crash on popular exchange Poloniex. It saw its price dropping down with 20% in an instant, allowing those who had placed orders along the way to benefit from the quick recovery. ETH Flash-Crashed On Poloniex Flash-crashes tend to take place every now and then on...
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German Bank Predicts BTC Will Reach $90,000: Analysis

German Bank Bayern LB, issued a report entitled ‘’is Bitcoin outshining gold’’ saying that the cryptocurrency will reach $90,000 as we are reading further in the Bitcoin latest news. According to the report, the bank’s researchers delved into the stock-to-flow ratios of bitcoin vs. gold.  This ratio is an analytical method that is usually used...
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Former Crypto Exec Arrested in Germany, Could Serve Up to 50 Years

One of the founders of the crypto asset mining marketplace NiceHash has been arrested in Germany. Along with three other individuals, Matjaž “Iserdo” Škorjanc faces charges relating to various frauds and his involvement in the dark web crime forum Darkode.He was arrested at the request of US authorities last week. If found guilty, Škorjanc could...
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State-Backed German Bank Says Bitcoin Will Leap to $90,000 in 2020

Bitcoin about to take a big leap forward in 2020, BayernLB bank says
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Op Ed: Key Takeaways From Block.one’s $24M Settlement With the SEC

It was a long time coming, but it happened: Block.one, the company behind EOS, settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for selling an unregistered security with its allegedly $4 billion (yes, that’s 4 with 12 zeros!) token sale. The sum total penalty? $24 million dollars. That’s it. $24 million for EOS to...
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Sequoia-backed Band Capital launches Bitcoin binary options on Ethereum mainnet

Band Capital, the decentralized data governance startup, has announced launching the first version of Band Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet on 30 September. The now, live and operational protocol, aims “to become the universal data query layer for all future decentralized web 3.0 applications.” The Defi startup’s official release said, “Band Protocol is a decentralized oracle...
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Japanese financial services giant Monex Group forms Security Token Offering Association

Financial services giant Monex Group announced the establishment of a Japanese Security Token Offering Association alongside five other major securities companies in the country. Major Japanese brokerage firms come together to promote STOs Japan could soon see more useful regulations surrounding security tokens as some of the biggest brokerage companies in the country have joined...
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Bitcoin Incurs Bullish Momentum as Analysts Set Short-Term Target at $9,000

Bitcoin has been able to extend the upwards momentum that it has incurred over the past day, which has allowed it to gain what appears to be a solid foothold within the mid-$8,000 region. This foothold may allow bulls to begin pushing the cryptocurrency higher, although it is important to note that BTC is still...
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The Boggs Team Goes Pink for October and Breast Cancer Awareness

If you get an inspection from Boggs InspectionServices anytime during the entire month of October, you mightnotice a little something different about your inspector. In honor of NationalBreast Cancer Awareness month, Dwayne and his team at Boggs Inspection Serviceshave joined the Real Men Wear Pink Thurston County Campaignfor the AmericanCancer Society. The team will be...
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Litecoin bears take hold despite formation of falling wedge pattern

In a bullish start to the day, Litecoin [LTC] breached its first major resistance at the $55-level, after days of failing to breakout. Litecoin’s price was at $55.83 after posting minor gains of 0.99% over the last 24 hours, at press time. At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency held a market cap of $3.53...
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Why This Billionaire is Skeptical of Bitcoin & Crypto

Crypto Assets Aren’t Viable Crypto assets have been lauded as the future by many Silicon Valley technologists and investors. They believe that this new asset class holds the keys (pun intended) to unlocking another round of technological innovation. However, not everyone in the upper echelons of Corporate America has caught onto this trend. Mark Cuban,...
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Swiss Regulator Fears Crypto’s Dark Corners, Libra Not So Much

Mark Branson, head of Swiss financial supervisor FINMA, said that he is more concerned with the dark corners of cryptocurrency than he is with Facebook’s stablecoin Libra. Switzerland will not make Libra impossible On Oct. 1, Reuters reported that Bronson is more wary of crypto projects that develop outside of official scrutiny than he is...
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Civic Team Confirms its “Unlocked” CVC Tokens Will not be Sold at This Time

There appears to be a lot of confusion regarding the future plans of Civic. This project, which successfully organized a token sale some time ago, will release additional tokens to the Identity.com venture. However, the concern is how their blog post mentions 220 million tokens are currently unlocked.  Civic and Identity “Split up” Token holders...
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If In Doubt Zoom Out, Bitcoin Profitable Days Still at 91.5%

Even despite the recent haircut off Bitcoin’s market capitalisation that saw prices once again crash spectacularly through the $10,000 level, those buying the crypto asset throughout most of its history would theoretically be in profit if they had held onto their investment until today. In fact, Bitcoin prices were lower than they are today on...
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Video Interview: Max Keidun on Open Sourcing Hodl Hodl

[embedded content] September 2019 was a transformative month for Hodl Hodl. During the Baltic Honeybadger conference, the exchange’s co-founders Max Keidun and Roman Snitko announced the open sourcing of their project, alongside a public release of their escrow API. These two major decisions marked a departure from their former business model in order to embrace...
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Bithumb Global Announces “Next-Generation” Digital Asset Exchange

Bithumb Global, the global platform for Bithumb Korea – South Korea’s top digital asset exchange, announces new upcoming features and initiatives on their recently launched “Bithumb Global” 1.0 version. With an aim to build up a better and friendlier digital assets ecosystem, Bithumb Global is launching new tools to help create inclusive community resources and...
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Report: Wash Trading Plunges by 35% as Crypto Exchanges Start to Play Fair

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI), a compliance and investigation agency within the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, is reporting that wash trading across cryptocurrency exchanges has drastically diminished. Specifically, according to a recent BTI market surveillance report, global wash trading among the exchanges listed in the institute’s top 40 was reduced by 35.7 percent since the...
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EOS Price Increases By 10% After Block.One Settlement

A new Zcash bug was discovered lately, showing that the implementations and most of the coin’s forks could leak metadata that contains nodes with the IPs of the shielded addresses (zaddr). As the crypto news show, the bug was first discovered by the Komodo (KMD) core developer Duke Leto, who disclosed in a blog post...
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Russian Nuclear Engineer Fined $7,000 For Illegal BTC Mining

‘What are the biggest Bitcoin misconceptions?’ – you are wondering. Well, in the Bitcoin news today, we decided to share the four most popular ones out there, giving you a chance to see the common views or opinions about BTC that are incorrect because of faulty thinking or understanding. A few experts in the field...
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KIK Closes Messenger and Lays off Staff to Continue SEC Lawsuit Fight

Kik app with over 2 million users to close unexpectedly in order to fund ongoing lawsuit for illegal ICO run in 2017
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Indonesian Lawyers Train To Fight Crypto Crime AS BTC Ban Expands

Indonesian lawyers are preparing to fight crypto crime since the bitcoin ban continues in the country, by training on crypto crime prevention as we are about to read in the blockchain latest news today. According to the local news outlet Sketsindo, the Attorney General of Indonesia created a group of attorneys from eight countries to...
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SEC Imposes Multimillion Dollar Fine for Unregistered EOS Token Sale

The United States securities regulator has announced hefty fines for two crypto companies. The penalties have been imposed for EOS’ unregistered token sale and a fraudulent public offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intends to use some of the collected money to indemnify investors who suffered damages. Also read: SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About...
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