Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency Academics and Proof-of-Stake

At the Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Tokyo, our Bitcoin.com video host Mike Malley chatted with the Cornell CS professor Emin Gün Sirer about on-chain scaling and the Bitcoin Cash network.   Also Read: ABC Developer Amaury Séchet on the Future of Bitcoin Cash The Academic Side of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Solutions Emin Gün Sirer is […]
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CEO of Korean Exchange Coinnest among Four Arrested for Fraud

South Korean police have arrested four high-ranking representatives of two cryptocurrency exchanges, including Coinnest’s CEO. They were detained on arrest warrants issued after a fraud investigation, prosecutors said. The executives are accused of embezzling funds belonging to customers and may face additional charges. Also read: Three South Korean Crypto Exchanges Raided for Diverting Funds Suspects […]
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Iranian Officials Issue Contradictory Statements Regarding Telegram Ban

Telegram’s initial coin offering has been the catalyst of confusion among Iran’s leadership, with conflicting statements regarding a potential ban on Telegram being made by officials. A few days ago, Iranian parliamentarian, Alaeddin Boroujerdi told media that Iran’s “highest level” officials wish to ban Telegram by April 20 due to the app’s monopoly position within […]
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New Local Crypto Street Exchange Shop Trades Bitcoin for Cash in Central Moscow

A change bureau trading bitcoin has been opened in the Russian capital. According to local media, this is the only currency exchange in Moscow buying and selling cryptos for cash. Lawyers say nothing in the law prohibits this kind of service, and the business is legal.  Also read: Russians Owe 13% Tax on Their Crypto […]
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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s a lot to chew over. The crypto-coaster dazes Asian millennials, Kucoin asks some awkward questions, everyone wants to own an exchange, and why do so many bitcoiners get busted in Bangkok? Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Satoshi’s Millions and the Price of Publicity Kucoin Has a Question […]
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Bitcoin Mules Flood China as OTC Cryptocurrency Trading Flourishes

After the Chinese government banned local bitcoin exchanges from operating in the country some industrious people have begun going abroad to buy the cryptocurrency and reselling it in China for a premium. There are now so many of these ‘bitcoin mules’ that their profit margins are rapidly declining.   Also Read: Okex Fights Market Manipulation […]
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Venezuela to Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from Russia

Venezuelan government intends to purchase Russian auto parts with its state-issued cryptocurrency. Ministers from both countries have discussed the use of the petro in bilateral transactions during a high-level meeting in Caracas. Possible Russian crypto investments are also on the agenda. Also read: Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency Caracas to Build […]
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Okex Fights Market Manipulation Rumors Following Painful Futures Contracts Rollback

Okex has made another announcement regarding its decision to roll back futures contracts after clients were hurt by massive liquidations. The company apologized again for the inconvenience, tried to address rumors regarding the incident and threatened to sue anyone spreading them. Also Read: OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype BTC Futures Manipulated Okex, the […]
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Crypto Exchanges Charging Up To $3 Million To List Tokens

Cryptocurrency trading exchanges are charging as much as ten times the amount traditional exchanges request for securities, according to a paper released by Autonomous Research, a fintech analysis firm. Also read: Taiwan Looks to Regulate Bitcoin Under Anti-Money Laundering Laws ICO Listing Exchanges Charging Huge Fees Infrastructure providers of crypto listings have realised that there’s […]
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Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Experience Poor Performance and Shutterings

The violent crypto bear trend of 2018 has proved too much for many cryptocurrency hedge funds. The average performance of crypto funds has been a loss of over 20% so far this year, with at least nine crypto hedge funds having been reported to have ceased operations. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See Some Slight […]
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