October 16, 2019

Blockchain-Friendly Minnesota Congressman To Head Fintech Task Force

Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota will be the ranking member of Congress on a Task Force to advance the national discussion on emerging financial technology. Emmer previously sponsored legislation such as the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act, which helped exempt certain blockchain businesses from onerous reporting and licensing requirements when they do not take control of...
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Ethereum Caught in Descending Triangle as Analysts Eye Further Losses

Ethereum (ETH) has been facing a significant influx of selling pressure over the past 24-hours, which has partially been driven by the selloff that Bitcoin experienced earlier today that sent the embattled cryptocurrency reeling below $8,000.Analysts are now noting that ETH is caught in a wide descending triangle that could send the cryptocurrency plummeting significantly...
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eToro Offers Cryptocurrency Portfolios Based on Twitter Sentiment

Managing and maintaining a cryptocurrency portfolio requires a lot of effort. There are a few golden rules to keep in mind while doing so. Never relying on emotions is an obvious tip. Not listening to social media and its trends to determine one’s next investment should also be rather logical. eToro, a cryptocurrency service provider,...
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Transylvania Crypto Conference 2019: The Transition to Bitcoin-Only

There are several reasons why the Transylvania Crypto Conference (abbreviated as TCConf) was special. First of all, it was a premier for Romania, a country that has never really held events that focus on Bitcoin, despite giving the space some prominent and eccentric figures, such as Mircea Popescu and Bitcoin Magazine co-founder Mihai Alisie.  Second,...
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I’m a big fan of Bitcoin, says Libra’s David Marcus

Libra Association was recently called for its first council meeting, which included industry giants such as  Andreessen Horowitz, Uber, Lyft, Spotify and Coinbase. David Marcus, co-creator of Libra and head of Calibra at Facebook, featured in a CNBC interview to provide Libra’s current position after a number of founding members pulled out from the initiative...
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Millennials Rising: It’s Darkest Before The Crypto Dawn

Markets are red. Investors are blue. Crypto is down – and so, maybe, are you. But Bill Smead, CEO of Smead Capital Management, describes a United States that is soon to be dominated by millennials. Does that mean we’re on the brink of a crypto dawn? Smead told CNBC’s Squawk Box that there was a...
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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

The U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the...
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Brave Ads reward over 290,000 online creators in BAT

Brave Browser was the first to pioneer cryptocurrency based reward system for online creators, using its in-house BAT token. As a followup to its successful launch, the company released a blog post, which highlighted, “High platform engagement persists with 14% click-through rate, compared to 2% industry average” The post also highlighted that Brave currently caters...
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Libra Association Exec: Bitcoin is Digital Gold, Very Different to Libra

David Marcus has stated that he is a fan of the original crypto asset. The newly-appointed member of the Libra board of executives added that differences between the currency, originally detailed by Facebook in June, and Bitcoin mean that the two are not in competition.Marcus, like many others, used the term “digital gold” to describe...
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Bitcoin Breaks Below Key Support; Movement to $7,000 May Be Inbound

Bitcoin (BTC) and the aggregated crypto markets have incurred some bearish momentum over the past several hours, as sellers have pushed the cryptocurrency’s price below a key support level, which could mean significantly further losses are imminent.It is important to note that BTC did wick as low as $7,900 overnight before bulls stepped up and...
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Bitcoin’s risk characteristics have become ‘more attractive’

Bitcoin’s position as the most profitable asset needs no mention, but leaders of Ikigai Asset Management featured in a Coinist Podcast to discuss the correlation between Bitcoin network activity and network value. Travis Kling, CIO of Ikigai started off the discussion by pointing out, “BTC is a risk asset with a specific set of investment...
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Op Ed: How to Understand Taxable Events for Cryptocurrency

Today’s average cryptocurrency investors, which number in the hundreds of thousands, may not even be aware that they need to pay taxes on their cryptocurrencies. But there is no longer any reasonable doubt regarding the need for reporting capital gains, compliance, auditing, accounting and taxation to the tax authorities. As of October 9, 2019, the...
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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin sink as buying pressure fades

A number of technical indicators estimated that the entire market was susceptible to a downturn. Now that the bearish outlook seems to be validated, here is where Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin could be heading next. Bitcoin Over the last three weeks, Bitcoin has been consolidating between $7,800 and $8,550. But, on Oct. 11 this cryptocurrency...
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Bitcoin Inheritance Solution? Startup to Make Passing on BTC Easy

A startup focused on Bitcoin management has launched a service to make passing on Bitcoin as part of inheritance easier. The service, known as the Casa Covenant, addresses one of the biggest issues with using Bitcoin as a long-term store of value. The service will introduce an extra private key that may be used in conjunction...
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You can now pass on crypto with Casa’s new Bitcoin inheritance service

Inheriting Bitcoin has now become a feasible reality, thanks to a new service launched by crypto custody startup Casa. The inheritance service and protocol, called Casa Covenant, allows users to securely pass on their Bitcoin holdings through estate lawyers. Casa offers a solution to the question of what happens to your Bitcoin holdings after you...
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Tron-issued USDT stablecoin now the 5th largest in the market

Tron is presently lacking any significant relevancy in the market, something reflected by Google Trends which revealed that Tron had declined to a search index score of only 36 over the last week after registering a complete score of 100 in the 2nd week of January, 2019. Source: Google Trends However, it’s in the news...
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Bitcoin Is Totally Different Than Libra: Calibra Head David Marcus

The head of Facebook’s Calibra, David Marcus, says he is a big fan of Bitcoin, but it is totally different than Libra
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ICOs Are Dead But ICO Scammers Are Immortal

The initial coin offering may have all but died, but the ICO scammer marches on regardless. Whereas legitimate projects have to wrangle with all kinds of challenges including the strength of the market, generating value for investors, creating a real product and actually delivering on the promises they make, the soulless scammer is unencumbered by...
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Bitcoin Made Busting Dark Child Porn Ring Easy For US Justice Department

Bitcoin is a potentially world-changing financial technology, designed by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. But Bitcoin also brought with it the birth of blockchain – distributed ledger technology that may not be world-changing, but certainly can redefine and improve upon certain industries.The technology makes tracing transactions especially simple, but cryptography keeps the account owner’s personal identity...
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Bitcoin Blockchain Snoop Helps Feds Take Down World’s Largest Child Porn Site

U.S. federal prosecutors have indicted a South Korean national behind the world’s largest darknet child sexual exploitation site that was primarily funded using bitcoin. The website known as ‘Welcome to Video’ was being run by 23-year old Jong Woo Son. The South Korean national is currently serving a prison sentence in his home country for...
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Investing Just Became Private and Transparent Through AMFEIX Trading Fund

It is now a well-known fact that cryptocurrencies have emerged as one of the prominent financial instruments for investment purposes. One particular reason for such a shift is the difference in the behavior of crypto markets compared to the conventional financial ecosystem. Digital currencies like Bitcoin, on many occasions, has exhibited a negative correlation with...
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254 Million Shades of Grayscale: Bitcoin Inflows Up Dramatically

Grayscale is often seen as a bellwether for institutional interest in cryptocurrency as an asset class. The world’s largest crypto-focused fund’s quarterly reports are eagerly awaited signals of whether or not big money is entering the sector… or leaving it. The fund has released its third quarter results from 2019, revealing quarter billion-dollar inflows into...
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Binance under the cosh as fake employee profiles flood LinkedIn

In an industry which largely depends on social and online platforms for developments and announcements, personal identities and credentials matter. The recent case of Binance makes this more evident. According to a recent segment aired by BlockTV, Binance is facing some trouble after allegations about a number of impersonators who were reported to be working...
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US Authorities Analyze Bitcoin Transactions to Shut Down Child Porn Ring

U.S. law enforcement agencies mapped out the server of the largest child porn site by tracing Bitcoin transactions
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Bitcoin Back Below $8K — But Is the Macro Bullish Trend Broken?

Bitcoin’s short-term time frames show bearish price action while the macro bullish trend remains intact above $7,777
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EY introduces blockchain solution to help governments manage public funds

Today, one of the big four accounting firms, Ernst & Young, announced the launch of EY OpsChain Public Finance Manager (PFM) blockchain to help governments improve processes for financial management of public funds. While government bodies usually allocate funds for different projects and contract third-party agencies to carry out work, EY claims this initiative will...
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Retail Investors Driving Binance Futures As Bitcoin Slumps

The cryptocurrency market has found a direction today, and it’s not up. Bitcoin fell below $8,000, losing 3% over 24 hours. Many altcoins are in an even worse shape, rolling back their hard fought gains of the previous days. With strong 4-8% losses across the board, Chainlink, 0x, BAT and Ravencoin lead the pack with...
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League of Legends Creator Riot Games Unveils Six New Titles and Plans to Dethrone Blizzard

As Riot Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of its popular title League of Legends, it unveils six new games taking on its competitor Blizzard Entertainment head-on. On Tuesday, October 15, gaming development giant Riot Games celebrated the 10th anniversary of its popular video League of Legends. On this occasion, Riot Games games unveiled its big...
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Bermuda government to accept taxes in USDC stablecoin

Based on the latest report by Circle, Bermuda became the first government to accept payments for taxes, fees and other government services using stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The acceptance of USD-backed cryptocurrency is a result of Bermuda’s efforts into supporting the use of USD-dollar backed stablecoins and decentralized finance protocols and services. The announcement highlighted,...
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Libra Exec Is ‘Confident’ Association Will Hit 100 Members before Official Launch

Though some major companies have left the Libra Association, Libra’s interim managing director is quite sure the team will reach its goal of a hundred members by next year. Facebook’s Libra has faced its fair share of roadblocks since it was first announced a few months ago. Regardless, the company seems to slowly be rising...
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