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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OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype

Big players in the cryptocurrency space have set up their own private network for OTC trading, buying and selling billions every month among their little club. And instead of using Bloomberg, Symphony or anything of that caliber usually employed by traders on Wall Street, they just Skype it. Also Read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin […]
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Companies Outsource Marketing to India Amid Ban on Crypto Ads

The outsourcing of advertising is becoming a promising opportunity for many marketing firms in India. Restrictions on crypto ads, imposed by giants like Facebook and Google, are forcing crypto businesses to seek alternative ways to reach customers and investors. The high cost of these services globally is pushing more companies towards the Indian market.  Also […]
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Floyd Mayweather-Backed ICO Co-Founders Arrested for Fraud

In what is turning into a real cautionary tale for the cryptocurrency community about the need to be wary of celebrity’s power, along with skepticism about most initial coin offerings (ICOs), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an ICO endorsed by champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has officially been deemed a fraud. Also read: Trezor […]
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Bitcoin in Brief: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

Welcome to Bitcoin in Brief, a new feature debuting today. Breaking stories, crypto drama, exchange updates, and other talking points from the fast-paced cryptocurrency world can all be found in this daily roundup. Bitcoin in Brief is for everyone who’s long on bitcoin but short on time. Also read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin […]
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