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Censorship-Resistance Is Likely Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Amidst Global Sanctions

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Censorship-Resistance Is Likely Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Amidst Global Sanctions

The inability to quickly process Bitcoin payments finally showed its face in 2017 when prices were high. Not only that, but transaction costs for trading in the pioneer cryptocurrency were far from competitive. And yet, cryptocurrencies have still managed to capture the minds of many world leaders. The reason? In a world as financially-intertwined as ours, the ability to evade…

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Plunging Bitcoin Prices Create New Woes for Tainted Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Plunging Bitcoin Prices Create New Woes for Tainted Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is facing hurdles as it looks to recover from the colossal $550 million cryptocurrency theft in January 2018. This time, the culprit is the lack of liquidity and positive sentiment in the digital asset market, reported Nikkei Asia Review on December 12, 2018. Businesses Take a Hit with Falling Prices Bitcoin prices continue to fall since…

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has reportedly partnered with fintech startup SolarisBank to develop a cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release issued December 12, 2018, SolarisBank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is scheduled to release sometime in the first half of 2019. While the platform will initially only support ‘established’ cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the…

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OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Development, News

OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

OneGold, an online marketplace that makes it possible for people to buy, sell, store, and redeem precious metals, has joined forces with BitPay, a leading Bitcoin payments processor, to enable it access bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments for its products, according to a press release on December 11, 2018. Bitcoin for Gold and Silver Established by APMEX and…

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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 13, 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Market Outlook, Ethereum, Finance, News

Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 13, 2018

The crypto industry lost another $15 billion of its market cap during the last seven days as the top three currencies continue their steep decline. BTC-USD Bitcoin erased approximately 6.4 percent of its value on December 6 and closed the day at $3,528. This was the second consecutive drop of more than five percent for the BTC-USD pair during last…

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Secure Insurance Coverage for its Cryptoassets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, News, Regulation

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Secure Insurance Coverage for its Cryptoassets

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a regulated cryptocurrency exchange from the stables of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), has secured insurance coverage with Callaghan Insurance for all blockchain-based virtual currencies listed on its platform, according to a press release by the GBX on December 10, 2018. GBX Guards itself against Unforeseen Circumstances In a bid to protect itself against hacks,…

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Dutch Central Bank Keen to Regulate Crypto Companies to Deter Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Dutch Central Bank Keen to Regulate Crypto Companies to Deter Money Laundering

De Nederlandsche, the Dutch central bank, is keen to regulate cryptocurrency companies to deter money laundering and terrorist financing. According to December 11, 2018, reports from Dutch Daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, cryptocurrency companies may require a license to continue operating in the near future. Cryptocurrency Industry Prone to Money Laundering The Dutch banking authority noted that having a license can…

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Japan: Prosecutors Demand Ten-Year Jail for Former Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpelès

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Crime, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Japan: Prosecutors Demand Ten-Year Jail for Former Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpelès

Japanese law authorities have proposed a ten-year prison sentence for the ousted founder of the now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, reported local publication Mainichi on December 12, 2018. Mt.Gox in Shambles Once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox quickly fell from its glory days after a series of hacks and failed banking partnerships meant customers were left stranded from their digital…

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Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

While the cryptocurrency markets bull run of 2017 succeeded in bringing digital assets global consciousness, the rollercoaster ride did very little to increase meaningful adoption, as most holders bought bitcoin and other cryptoassets for only speculative purposes and not for payments. However, with the bears fully in charge and volatility drastically reduced, cryptoassets are slowly but steadily beginning to function…

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Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Electronics giant Samsung has filed for three blockchain-related trademark applications in the European Union on December 10, 2018. Some tech websites suggest these applications are related to the company’s plan to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its phones. Details on the Trademark Applications The trademark applications are named “Blockchain KeyStore,” “Blockchain key box,” and “Blockchain Core” and are alluded to be…

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