Three South Korean Crypto Exchanges Raided for Diverting Funds

South Korean prosecutors have searched the offices of three cryptocurrency exchanges suspected of buying bitcoin with money stolen from customers’ accounts. According to authorities, the companies turned up on the radar during investigations of dubious transfers in January. The raids have been conducted this week. Also read: Growing Number of South Korean Crypto Exchanges Participate […]
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Bitcoin Futures Launch in the UK

Coinfloor have announced their group of cryptocurrency exchanges will now include Coinfloorex, a bitcoin futures exchange. Offering “institutional grade risk management and governance,” traders, hedge funds, and miners will get bitcoin futures “at scale” through “specifically designed cryptocurrency contracts and operational controls.” Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining Coinfloor Launches Physical […]
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Financial Professionals Bet On Rising Cryptos, UK Report

New survey among financial professionals in Britain shows that more than half of those who have invested in cryptocurrencies, plan to buy more coins this year. Despite recent market volatility, only 8 percent of the interviewed intend to sell their cryptos. The majority of the investors expect crypto valuations to rise over the next 12 […]
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Privacy Coin Verge Has Its Twitter Hacked and Developer Doxed

Verge, a cryptocurrency that advocates “advanced privacy as a choice”, had its Twitter account hacked on Tuesday and its developer’s private details shared. The attacker then bragged about the feat to the account’s 265,000 followers and attempted to scam them out of verge (XVG) cryptocurrency. By the time the account had been restored, the price […]
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Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

Coinbase appears poised to increase its global market share for licensed cryptocurrency exchanges. It recently hired a mergers and acquisitions veteran who handled more than 40 deals for Linkedin, signaling its intent to start gobbling up competitors in the industry. Now it’s also established a new legal beachhead in the UK from which it can […]
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Big Sister Watching: IMF’s Lagarde Warns of Crypto’s Dark Side

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde released a blog post Tuesday, March 13, Addressing the Dark Side of the Crypto World. In it, she argues increasing fascination with cryptocurrencies has brought along grave costs: money laundering, terrorism, and economic instability. Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining IMF Managing Director […]
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Following Facebook – Google Bans Crypto Ads: No Currencies, ICOs, Exchanges, Wallets, Advice

The largest search engine on the planet, Google, announced formally it will restrict advertisement of “Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice),” including aggregators and affiliates regarding “cryptocurrencies and related content.” Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining Google […]
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Binance Is Launching Its Own Blockchain

In an era in which there’s a blockchain for everything and everyone is launching a blockchain, it’s not surprising that a cryptocurrency exchange should get in on the act. It’s even less surprising that Binance should be the platform to do so. The ambitious exchange, buoyed by record profits and substantial goodwill within the crypto […]
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Coinbase Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Tax Calculator

Having recently had to report over 13,000 of its clients to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), making it easier to handle tax reporting is a must for Coinbase. The company has launched a tax calculator, but it will not be of much use for many of its clients including those who transacted with GDAX, […]
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EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to Stir

EOS, Cardano and Tezos are cryptocurrency’s big sleepers. The latter project has lain dormant since last summer while its legal troubles played out, while EOS and Cardano have been beavering away, but have yet to produce the goods. With signs that all three projects are now stirring into life, investors might finally see a return. […]
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