Bitfury Group announced they’re concerned about the advent of bitcoin users having multiple wallet addresses, which the company views as leading to greater anonymity and, they also believe, facilitates crime. Also read: Nine Years Ago, Bitcoin’s Block Zero is Born Bitfury Watches Bitcoiners “Currently, bitcoin users can have multiple addresses,” Bitfury Group CEO Valery Vavilov detailed, […]
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Popular wallet developer Electrum has issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its bitcoin wallets. The flaw allowed any website hosting the Electrum wallet to potentially steal the user’s cryptocurrency. A vulnerability meant that passwords were exposed in the JSONRPC interface, granting hackers complete control of the wallet. The first patch failed to […]
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Intervention by Visa spelled an end to European crypto debit cards for the majority of customers on Thursday. Around a dozen crypto companies were affected by the shutdown, which instantly wiped out their services across Europe. Issuers such as Bitwala, Tenx, Bitpay, and Xapo were left high and dry after a Visa subsidiary stopped processing […]
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Xinjiang Province regulators have issued an official document informing local bitcoin miners to submit status reports on a specific schedule. Also Read: Japanese ‘Virtual Currency Girls’ Spreading Cryptocurrency Knowledge     An Orderly Exit Bitcoin mining companies were told to write a status report before Jan. 5, according to a government notice signed by a Xinjiang […]
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When you are dealing with platforms that are supposed to be the on-ramps to the money of the future it’s hard to accept worse performance than the systems of the past. Unfortunately, this an issue plaguing all major cryptocurrency exchanges at the moment with Coinbase being one of the leading examples right now. Also Read: […]
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Bitcoin and digital currencies have become very popular worldwide, and many newcomers want to learn about this fascinating technology. Of course, they can research the subject online and read about bitcoin in the headlines, but lots of people are gaining knowledge from local bitcoin meetups; a trend that’s been booming all over the world for […]
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An ongoing investigation has revealed multiple allegations that hot wallets from users of popular subreddit r/btc were hacked through Tippr, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin cash (BCH) stolen. Early theories assumed this to be a new low in the so-called Civil War between supporters of bitcoin core and BCH.  Also read: African […]
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Less than a week since it started licensing blockchain businesses, Gibraltar has received bad news from the United Kingdom. A leading British bank has refused to process orders from crypto firms based in the overseas territory. Gibraltan banks are now on the lookout for another UK banking partner. Also read: Britain: Where You Can Bet […]
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The Indian government has been cracking down on cryptocurrency-related tax evasion. While the tax authority has notified crypto exchanges and wealthy traders that they must pay taxes, no clear guidelines have been provided. Indians are confused about how cryptocurrencies are taxed and seven bitcoin exchanges are asking the regulators for clarification. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft […]
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Major South Korean exchanges are on a hiring spree. The demand for cryptocurrencies and the government’s mandate for stronger security systems are driving the need for additional manpower at crypto exchanges. Their attractive employment benefits and flexible work environment are pulling workers from traditional banks and financial companies. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto […]
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