South Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Drops XMR, ZEC, DASH, REP, and STEEM

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit has announced that it will no longer support the trading of five cryptocurrencies: dash, monero, zcash, augur, and steem. This announcement came just days after hacked Japanese exchange Coincheck confirmed the delisting of privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Farewell to Five Cryptocurrencies Korbit, one of […]
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Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

A small bank from Argentina, Banco Masventas, announced this week that it’s allowing customers to make settlements using BTC as a payment rail. Argentina Banco Masventas says the firm partnered with the exchange Bitex, and believes the service will reduce costs associated with international transfers. Also Read: Tim Draper Advises Argentina’s President to Invest in Bitcoin […]
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Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Professor Robert Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel prize in economics and is famous for the Case-Shiller Index, published an article on Monday talking about the way the allure of bitcoin fits previous attempts to reinvent money. Also Read:  Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics Historical Precedents The main question Shiller was trying to answer […]
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CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an advisory for exchanges and clearinghouses providing guidance pertaining to the assessment and listing of cryptocurrency derivatives. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics CFTC Issues Advisory Regarding Cryptocurrency Derivatives The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing […]
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Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day

On May 22, the bitcoin community celebrated the second most important date in its calendar. No other date, save for January 3, 2009 when Satoshi mined the genesis block, is more symbolic. It was on May 22, 2010 that Laszlo Hanyecz purchased two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. Eight years on, the occasion has become part […]
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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

Before all the Lambo memes, shady no-product ICOs, and get-rich-quick schemes invaded the scene, Bitcoin was meant to disrupt the current economic system. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases how that promise is starting to materialize in different fields, including the future of elections and geopolitics. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU […]
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Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

On Monday the blockchain research and development firm, Nchain, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the Bitcoin Cash-centric startup Handcash. The Handcash platform allows users to send BCH in a contactless manner using near field communication (NFC) technology. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards Nchain Acquires a […]
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Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies

Spain’s financial regulator has clarified its position on regulated investment funds investing directly in cryptocurrencies. These type of funds are legal under Law 22/2014, and investments can be made through three types of legal entities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Funds Directly Investing in Cryptocurrencies Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV […]
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Onchain Capital Founder Bullish on BCH and ETH

The founder of Onchain Capital, and host of CNBC Africa’s ‘Crypto Trader’ show, Ran Neu-Ner, recently discussed his outlook for cryptocurrency regulation, initial coin offering (ICOs), and shared his outlook for several top cryptocurrencies markets. Mr. Neu-Ner described Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum as markets that he intends to ‘HODL’, adding that right now, he is passing […]
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Poland Backpedals on “Irrational” Crypto Tax After Strong Backlash

Authorities in Poland have realized how inapplicable their decision to tax all crypto transactions really is. A high-ranking official from the Finance Ministry said in an interview that his department “accepts the irrational effect” of the tax it wanted to levy on every purchase and sale of cryptocurrency, regardless of their profitability. Other reports suggest […]
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