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Blockchain Brunch Hamptons White Party • August 21, 2018

 With the SEC decision on the third Bitcoin ETF likely just four weeks away. Right now, there is no better…

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Three Suspects in China’s Biggest $87 Million Cryptocurrency Heist Arrested By Police

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Three Suspects in China’s Biggest $87 Million Cryptocurrency Heist Arrested By Police

Chinese police have recently arrested three men for hacking and stealing 600 million yuan ($87 million) in cryptocurrencies. According to the South China Morning Post, the Xian Police officers stated on Saturday, August 18, 2018, that when it came to cryptocurrency criminal investigations in China, this was the largest number of stolen cryptocurrencies in the nation. First Cryptocurrency-Related Case In…

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Cryptocurrencies in Asia: S.E.A Countries Develop Crypto-Economy and Lure Businesses

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation

Cryptocurrencies in Asia: S.E.A Countries Develop Crypto-Economy and Lure Businesses

Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand ease regulations to lure fintech investment as southeast Asia. In August 2018, The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in the Northern Philippines were launched with a $100 million blockchain hub, with the hopes of becoming the “Crypto Valley of Asia.” Manila hopes that investment like this will create the conditions necessary to make another…

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South African Revenue Service (SARS) Intensify Efforts to Clampdown on Cryptocurrency Tax Evaders

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South African Revenue Service (SARS) Intensify Efforts to Clampdown on Cryptocurrency Tax Evaders

Since implementing the cryptocurrency tax regulation back in April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) appears not to be satisfied with the level of tax remittances by cryptocurrency investors in the region. MyBroadband reported on August 19, 2018, that the SARS is currently looking for the best way to identify cryptocurrency tax evaders. Bitcoin Traders to be Tracked Per the report,…

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Coinbase Files Patent to Boost Security For Cryptocurrency Wallets

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Coinbase Files Patent to Boost Security For Cryptocurrency Wallets

Coinbase has filed a patent concerning a new technology designed to increase the security of cryptocurrency wallets. Coinbase’s patent was filed on August 14, 2018, and has been submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The goal is to ensure that users can make direct payments from their Bitcoin wallet without compromising on their security. Freeze Logic…

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U.S. Federal Court Accepts Cryptocurrency for Bail of Hacker

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U.S. Federal Court Accepts Cryptocurrency for Bail of Hacker

According to an Engadget report on August 19, 2018, a United States Federal Court has ordered Martin Marsich -the hacker who allegedly broke into the internal computer network of a Redwood City video game firm, Electronic Arts (EA) – to pay for his bail with $750,000 worth of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Marsich the Hacker Per sources close to the matter,…

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FINRA Releases Alert on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, ICO News, News, Regulation

FINRA Releases Alert on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies are investments that have significantly higher risks than conventional assets like stocks and bonds. FINRA noted that cryptocurrencies hold significant uncertainty and may even be fraudulent. While all forms investments come with a certain level of risk, FINRA warned the public through an investor’s alert post…

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Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

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Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

The man behind the Asian branch of the $2.4 billion cryptocurrency scam operation Bitconnect has been arrested by police officers on August 18, 2018, from the Gujarat Criminal Investigation Department at Delhi Airport on his return to India. Divyesh Darji, who has reportedly been living as a fugitive in Dubai was apprehended at Delhi Airport as the investigation into the…

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Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

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Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

While Reddit and BitcoinTalk have historically been the two major platforms for cryptocurrency-related discussion, that has changed almost entirely in the past few years. Chat applications such as Slack and Discord are increasing in popularity due to their ease of use and wide availability. Of all the platforms, however, Telegram has turned out to be the de facto choice for…

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Adult Entertainment Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You for Watching Porn Using Cryptocurrencies

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Adult Entertainment Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You for Watching Porn Using Cryptocurrencies

Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 has entered an agreement with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to reward users with monetary incentives for watching adult videos on its platform and interacting with the content. Per the recently struck deal, Tube8 will fully tokenize its platform, becoming one of the firsts in the porn industry to get onboard the blockchain bandwagon. However, neither of…

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