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Litecoin: The Best Performing Altcoin So Far in 2018

Litecoin: The Best Performing Altcoin So Far in 2018

Against BTC, Litecoin took an unlikely opportunity to post a new all-time high of 0.025, making LTC easily the best-performing altcoin asset in the top 50 by market cap in BTC terms. Source


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DAICO Adoption: The Abyss ICO Changes the Token Sale Model for the Video Game Industry

DAICO Adoption: The Abyss ICO Changes the Token Sale Model for the Video Game Industry Inspired by Vitalik Buterin’s idea, The Abyss project aims to perform a DAICO, or a democratized token sale.

The Abyss, a digital distribution game platform, has chosen totally new rules for its token sale. The model follows guidance from Vitalik Buterin, who proposed that token sales should allow token holders to vote on the usage of funds.

The model taken by The Abyss Project combines the structure of the Distributed Autonomous Organization (DAO) and a traditional ICO, in wha...


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Surging Litecoin Is Leading the Crypto Price Recovery

Surging Litecoin Is Leading the Crypto Price Recovery

The crypto market recovery is looking stronger by the day, and litecoin is leading the way.

As of writing, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies stands at $466 billion – its highest level since Feb. 2, and a 68 percent rise from the low of $276 billion seen on Feb. 6.

The sharp recovery could be associated with chart factors (oversold conditions) and the U.S. Senate's cautiously optimistic response to calls for stricter regulations, or it could indicate the ma...



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Cisco And Ukrainian Cyber Police Uncover $50 Mln Bitcoin Phishing Scam

Cisco And Ukrainian Cyber Police Uncover $50 Mln Bitcoin Phishing Scam

Technology conglomerate Cisco and the Cyber Police of Ukraine have revealed a Ukrainian Bitcoin (BTC) phishing ring that has stole over $50 mln over a three year period, Cisco’s threat intelligence team Talos reports.

Talos was first alerted to the phishing threat on Feb. 24, 2017, when a Ukrainian-based phishing scheme, COINHOARDER, targeted the blockchain.info wallet service through Google Ads that contained “gateway phishing links” and generating over 200,000 client search...


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Crypto Mining Gets in the Way of E.T. Search

Crypto Mining Gets in the Way of E.T. Search Cryptocurrency miners and their demand for GPUs are interfering with the search for alien life.

E.T. can’t phone home. Blame it on cryptocurrency miners.

A group of scientists on the lookout for alien life says its search for extraterrestrials (ETs) is facing a stiff challenge because of the growing demand for cryptocurrencies and the associated mining activities.

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MIT Professor Raises $4 Million to Build a Better Blockchain

MIT Professor Raises $4 Million to Build a Better Blockchain

The developers of the Algorand blockchain protocol have raised $4 million in seed funding.

The funding support came from venture capital firms Pillar and Union Square Ventures, the startup behind the protocol announced today.

Algorand constitutes a digital currency and transaction platform, with its underlying protocol co-authored by MIT professor and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali. As previously reported by CoinDesk, the proof-of-stake-based system was on display at the Fin...


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NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Car Inks Crypto Sponsorship Deal

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Car Inks Crypto Sponsorship Deal NASCAR Xfinity Series race car driver Brandon Brown has partnered with CONO for a full sponsorship via cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrencies are now running in the fast lane.

Brandonbilt Motorsports' #86 race car driven by Brandon Brown and competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series has entered into an agreement for a full sponsorship using virtual currency on the blockchain. The other party to the deal is CONO, a cryptocurrency and a blockchain trading desk for virtual currencies.

...


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BFSI Blockchain Tech Market Poised for Impressive Growth - Study

BFSI Blockchain Tech Market Poised for Impressive Growth - Study Rising government investments in blockchain technology are pushing adoption in the BFSI sector.

The global blockchain technology market in the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector is set for growth at a compound annual rate of almost 63% between 2018 and 2022, according to a new study by research and advisory group Technavio.

The report said that increasing investments by governments worldwide are crucial contributing factors in the development of the blockc...


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94-Year-Old Berkshire Hathaway VP: It’s ‘Disgusting’ People Buy Bitcoin

94-Year-Old Berkshire Hathaway VP: It’s ‘Disgusting’ People Buy Bitcoin

Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger described Bitcoin as “totally asinine” Wednesday in what some consider will be one of his last public forums, Financial Times reports Thursday, Feb. 15.

Speaking at the 2018 annual general meeting of the Daily Journal Corporation, Munger, who is 94, outed himself as one of Bitcoin’s most outspoken naysayers.

Asked about what he described as the “Bitcoin craze,” Munger’s response was that it should receive a government crac...


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IBM Wants You to Know All the Ways Blockchain Can Go Wrong

IBM Wants You to Know All the Ways Blockchain Can Go Wrong

As enterprise blockchains inch closer to live launches, a group of cybersecurity experts within IBM is out to make sure clients take every step to keep their new investments secure.

Adewale Omoniyi, a senior managing consultant in the biometrics and cybersecurity for IBM Global Business Services, is one such professional, and on Wednesday, he sought to get the word out about his team and its mission at an event hosted by global tech educator Decoded.

There, Omoniyi gave a broad...


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Ethereum Developer Resigns as Code Editor Citing Legal Concerns

Ethereum Developer Resigns as Code Editor Citing Legal Concerns

Ethereum developer Yoichi Hirai has resigned as one of the platform's code editors, citing concerns that a contentious proposal may be in violation of penal law.

Named EIP 867, the proposal defines a method to better facilitate the return of lost funds on the platform.

Speaking on GitHub, the developer wrote:

"Some EIP editors look nonchalant about legal consequences of this draft, but I have warned them, and I have no capacities to do anything more than warn them … I re...



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AdHive Project Aims to Create a New World of Advertising in the Blockchain Era

AdHive Project Aims to Create a New World of Advertising in the Blockchain Era In this age where advertising is moving towards native and influencer marketing channels, AdHive seeks to create the first AI-controlled influencer marketing platform.

The advertising market is going through hard times, encountering numerous barriers day after day. Among them are banner blindness, reduced impact of traditional ads, ad-blocking technologies, and audience migration from TV channels to online video. In this environment, it was impossible to miss the boom of opinion leade...


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Small Banks Handling Cryptocurrencies in Defiance of European Trend

Small Banks Handling Cryptocurrencies in Defiance of European Trend Some smaller banks in Switzerland and Liechtenstein have begun offering cryptocurrency-related services to their customers, defying a trend in the rest of Europe to snub these financial instruments.

A few small European banks are swimming against the tide by getting involved in the cryptocurrency market. They perceive this as an opportunity to fill the vacuum left behind by the big players, which refuse to participate in the bustling sector.

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PR: Fysical’s Location Data Proves Racially Diverse Crypto Crowds Are Wealthiest

PR: Fysical’s Location Data Proves Racially Diverse Crypto Crowds Are Wealthiest

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Fysical, a decentralized location data market, used location data from its 1,000 data suppliers to prove that racially diverse crypto crowds are also the wealthiest.

It analyzed...


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How to Get Paid for Your Web Search: A Startup to Give Data Control Back to Users

How to Get Paid for Your Web Search: A Startup to Give Data Control Back to Users

The massive share of $550 bln advertisement market belongs to search engines and social networks accumulating private data, but the founders of a new startup BitClave believe they can change the situation.

A Blockchain startup BitClave based in Mountain View, California is aiming to reduce the cost of online advertisement by eliminating the middlemen. “Too much money goes to the hidden ad network with too little added value for business and customers,” the company said in the...



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Crypto Asset Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $1.55 Million

Crypto Asset Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $1.55 Million

New York-based startup BlockFi, which provides loans to crypto-asset owners using their bitcoin and ether holdings as collateral, has secured $1.55 million in a just-closed funding round.

The company, which received backing from ConsenSys Ventures, SoFi and Kenetic Capital among others, wants to "bridge the gap" between capital markets and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, according to a press release. In doing so, the company expects to tap into a market of new investors who need to borr...


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Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

While its trading clients might have preferred Coinbase to focus on improving its core service, the exchange is busy now expanding into another market. Coinbase Commerce has launched to help online stores handle payments in four leading cryptocurrencies.

Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors About Dangers of Tether

Coinbase Commerce

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has developed a new service that aims to simplify for merchants the ado...


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Decentralized Application Platforms Sit At The Heart of The Blockchain Revolution: Part 1

Decentralized Application Platforms Sit At The Heart of The Blockchain Revolution: Part 1

It is no secret that cryptocurrency is rapidly becoming mainstream, as millions across the globe enter the crypto space. Although media attention tends to focus on fiat value and the ever-growing market caps, of equal importance is the fact that thousands of institutions are implementing distributed ledger technology into their logistics, infrastructure, and management systems. Although Bitcoin may be the flagship cryptocurrency, it is the platforms that can run decentralized applications (dA...


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Azerbaijan Eyes Blockchain Use for Tax Purposes

Azerbaijan Eyes Blockchain Use for Tax Purposes Azerbaijan tax authorities will assess how blockchain technology could be used for different tax-related tasks, as revealed by the tax minister.

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Taxes will explore the application of blockchain technology for various procedures, tax minister Mikayil Jabbarov said on Tuesday during a conference in Baku called “Taxes: Transparency: Development.”

He said that the distributed ledger technology would help tax authorities organize tasks at a higher level.

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Tethers Abandon Bitcoin, Minting Moves to Ethereum

Tethers Abandon Bitcoin, Minting Moves to Ethereum The EURT and USDT addresses are becoming more active in recent days, preparing to launch liquidity on the Ethfinex platform.

New liquidity tokens pegged to the US dollar and the Euro are being printed in two Ethereum wallets, potentially serving to boost trading on the Ethfinex platform. The fixed-price tokens serve the exchange to avoid accepting fiat, which would entail expensive and complex verifications.

There are currently relatively few of the new tokens: about 60.1 milli...


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Bitcoin Looks Above $10K, But Resistance May Await

Bitcoin Looks Above $10K, But Resistance May Await

Having hit two-week highs, bitcoin is now aiming for the $10,000 mark and beyond, but further gains may be transient, the charts indicate.

Bitcoin (BTC) picked up bid yesterday following a bullish breakout on charts and rose above $9,000 in a convincing manner. The cryptocurrency moved higher to $9,961 today – the highest level since Feb. 1, as per CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

As of writing, BTC is up more than 60 percent from the Feb. 6 low below $6,000. Furthermore,...


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Bitcoin Isn't the Only Crypto Adding Lightning Tech Now

Bitcoin Isn't the Only Crypto Adding Lightning Tech Now

Lightning is spreading across the cryptocurrency landscape.

Originally designed for use on bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market size was also the first to implement the concept, touted as a way to make transactions faster and cheaper by moving them to a layer above the blockchain. But with scalability emerging as a pressing issue across the industry, developers of other cryptocurrencies aren't letting the once-novel idea go to waste.

Entering 2018, litecoin, zc...


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CV Market Watch™:Litecoin (LTC) Continues to Rally Above $200

CV Market Watch™:Litecoin (LTC) Continues to Rally Above $200 The price of LTC recovered quickly after sliding below $100 during the latest correction at the beginning of the month.

Litecoin (LTC) is having another rally on a mix of popularization and news of an upcoming hard fork. While the community considers the fork a scam, or possibly risky, the price of LTC is on the mend, possibly looking at $250 and above within hours.

And while this dollar price is attractive, the chart against Bitcoin (BTC) shows that LTC has re-gained the July...



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Lisk (LSK) Announces "The Pioneer's Vault" for Side Chain Innovation

Lisk (LSK) Announces "The Pioneer's Vault" for Side Chain Innovation After the rebranding, the Lisk platform seeks developers and project to show its power.

Lisk (LSK) has hit yet another milestone, as its founder Max Kordek announced the creation of "The Pioneer's Vault", a fund of LSK coins available for supporting side chain innovation.

"The Pioneer’s Vault consists of my personal LSK assets, which are reserved for investments in promising Lisk sidechain projects. I’m pleased to announce that I will personally pledge 1,700,000 LSK to this in...


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Watchout for That Bitcoin, It’s Toxic; Buffett Sidekick Unloads on the Crypto

Watchout for That Bitcoin, It’s Toxic; Buffett Sidekick Unloads on the Crypto Berkshire Hathaway’s vice chair doesn’t like Bitcoin at all, and he let that be clearly known Wednesday.

What’s more toxic than a noxious poison?

According to Warren Buffett’s right-hand man, it’s Bitcoin.

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More Findings That U.S. Crypto Holders Aren’t Paying the Taxes Due on Their Gains

More Findings That U.S. Crypto Holders Aren’t Paying the Taxes Due on Their Gains Credit Karma released a report echoing the findings of others: people aren’t paying the taxes due on their crypto spoils.

Revelations about how few are paying the taxes due on their crypto profits continued this week, as a credit monitoring service released its findings on the issue.

Credit Karma is largely known for providing people with their credit scores for free. However, it also allows people to file their U.S. federal and state taxes for free.

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Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

Blockchain based trading cards are all the rage, with one estimate placing the transaction value of ethereum games at $10 million a day. While the vast majority of these games are derivative and ephemeral, that’s not to say they can’t provide short-term entertainment. The latest addition to the Crypto Kitties stable is Crypto All Stars, which promises to bring all your “favorite Twitter shitposters” to the blockchain.

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Central Bank of Saudi Arabia Partners with Ripple to Handle Payments

Central Bank of Saudi Arabia Partners with Ripple to Handle Payments

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) — the central bank for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) — has signed an agreement with Ripple to help banks in the KSA improve their payments infrastructure using xCurrent.

This ground-breaking pilot program is the first of its kind to be launched by a central bank. Participating banks from the KSA will use xCurrent to instantly settle payments sent into and out of the country, with greater transparency and lower costs.

SAMA’s use of...


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Cisco: Bitcoin Phishing Scam Bagged $50 Million Over 3 Years

Cisco: Bitcoin Phishing Scam Bagged $50 Million Over 3 Years

Security researchers at Cisco have released new information about a bitcoin phishing scam that involves websites masquerading as Blockchain.info, the popular online wallet service.

In a blog post published Wednesday, Dave Maynor and Jeremiah O'Connor detailed the Coinhoarder phishing scam, which they said Cisco has been investigating in the past six months in partnership with the Ukrainian Cyberpolice. All in all, they said that those behind the scam had netted $50 million in cryptocu...


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Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This Month

Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This Month

Canada appears poised to become a new global hub for bitcoin miners. Already known to be attracting Chinese miners diversifying away from their home market with its cheap hydro-power electricity and cold climate, the country’s latest draw is easy access to capital. Firms such as Hut 8 are set to tap its welcoming market for early stage ventures.

Also Read: Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Exceeded the Expectations of Nvidia in Q4

Bitfury IPO

Vancouver-based Hut 8 Mining Corp.,...


Coinbase Now Allows Ecommerce Shops to Accept Cryptocurrencies Payments

Coinbase Now Allows Ecommerce Shops to Accept Cryptocurrencies Payments What is Coinbase Commerce?

Coinbase Commerce is a new service that enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies directly into a user-controlled wallet. Our mission at Coinbase is to create an open financial system, so we’ve designed this solution to serve merchants worldwide. Unlike previous merchant products we’ve offered, Coinbase Commerce is not a hosted service, so merchants have full control of their own digital currency.

Coinbase Commerce can be dire...



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British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats Up

British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats Up

Divorce is never fun and rarely simple, but when one party – generally the male – owns cryptocurrency, there’s an added layer of complexity. With cryptocurrency still relatively new as an asset class, there have been very few cases to date in which the unhappy couple have squabbled over altcoins. A British law firm professes to be handling three such cases at present, with the largest involving a tug-of-war over crypto valued at $840,000.

Also read: Divorce is Messy – Especially When Y...


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Ethereum's Magic Solution? 'Fellowship' of Coders Embark on Governance Quest

Ethereum's Magic Solution? 'Fellowship' of Coders Embark on Governance Quest

Ethereum's world computer is in need of a magic touch.

As developers continue to clash over yet another controversial software update, some of ethereum's top minds are working together to conjure up a solution for what has been a troubling absence of late — community consensus.

Recent discussions concerning the return of lost funds — and a type of code fix that necessitates an "irregular state change," or platform-wide software revision — has led to internal conflict, with deve...


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Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Plan to Maintain Shared User Database

Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Plan to Maintain Shared User Database

Indian cryptocurrency exchanges are reportedly planning to create a database of crypto traders and their transactions. User account data would be tied to either an Aadhaar ID or a Permanent Account Number. This proposal comes amidst the Indian government actively working on crypto regulations.

Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

Database of Crypto Traders

Cryptocurrency exchanges in India are reportedly “planning to create a central...


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The Hard Thing About Crypto Price Valuation

The Hard Thing About Crypto Price Valuation

Tom Goldenberg is chief technology officer at Commandiv, a combined stock and crypto trading platform providing investors with automated trade recommendations and rebalancing tools. 

The New York Times economist Paul Krugman keeps bashing bitcoin. Why would you trade such a volatile asset, he asks, if it lacks fundamentals?

"So, bitcoin just lost half its val...



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FX Aggregator B2Broker Launches Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway for Merchants

FX Aggregator B2Broker Launches Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway for Merchants

More retail forex brokers around the world can now offer their clients the option to fund their trading accounts with cryptocurrency. A tech provider from the FX industry, B2Broker, has created a simple platform for the online businesses to roll out.

Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors About Dangers of Tether

B2Broker Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway

B2Broker, an aggregator and provider of turnkey, cloud, and liquidity solutions for the foreign exchange (FX) ind...


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US: Tax Filing Service Says Only 0.04% Of Customers Reported Crypto To IRS For 2017

US: Tax Filing Service Says Only 0.04% Of Customers Reported Crypto To IRS For 2017

Fewer than 100 out of 250,000 citizens, or 0.04 percent, who have filed federal tax returns this year to date via personal finance service Credit Karma reported cryptocurrency transactions to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Reuters reported Tuesday Feb. 13.

Credit Karma Tax General Manager Jagjit Chawla said that the company was not surprised about such a small amount of cryptocurrency filers, since citizens “with more complex tax situations” usually tend to...


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Citibank India Bans Both Credit And Debit Cards For Crypto Purchases, Cites ‘Risks’

Citibank India Bans Both Credit And Debit Cards For Crypto Purchases, Cites ‘Risks’

Citibank India is the latest major bank to ban its customers from using credit cards for purchasing cryptocurrencies, but it has taken the measure one step further by banning the use of debit cards for crypto purchases as well, Quartz India reports today, Feb. 14.

Quartz India wrote today that it personally reviewed an email from Citibank India sent to customers on Feb. 13 that said the following:

“Given concerns, both globally and locally, including...


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Seven UK Companies Form Cryptocurrency Trade Body

Seven UK Companies Form Cryptocurrency Trade Body

Seven major crypto companies operating in the UK have announced the formation an independent cryptocurrency trade body. The group, Crypto UK, has stated that its principal aim is to “improve industry standards and engage policymakers.”

Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors About Dangers of Tether

Leading Cryptocurrency Companies form Crypto UK Trade Body

Seven leading cryptocurrency companies operating the UK have formed an independent trade body tasked with dev...



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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, February 14 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, February 14 2018

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.

Regulators around the world are trying to stifle the popularity of cryptocurrencies. But every time they do this, the crypto world bounces back bigger and stron...


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Token Holders Don’t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

Token Holders Don’t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

You’ve probably heard of The DAO and you’ve certainly heard of the ICO. Now say hello to the DAICO, an “innovative fundraising model” that aims to combine the best of both frameworks. The Abyss Platform is the first project to utilize this hybrid organizational structure, which has been credited as the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin. There’s just one problem with The DAO, the ICO and the mutant DAICO it’s spawned – the public couldn’t give a damn about key tenets such as voting rights and comm...


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Paying Tax in Crypto Ironically Triggers More Taxes - Expert Take

Paying Tax in Crypto Ironically Triggers More Taxes - Expert Take

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy.

If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to [email protected]

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Daily Market Report for February 14 2018

Daily Market Report for February 14 2018 February 14 2018 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $463M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP …


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Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures Markets

Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures Markets

An increasing number of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency traders are reportedly turning to U.S.-based bitcoin futures. The shift away from domestic markets has been spurred by a perception that the American futures markets receive greater regulatory oversight than Hong Kong’s unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges.

Also Read: Bank of Thailand Bans Banks From Cryptocurrency Activities

Demand for Exposure to U.S. Bitcoin Futures Markets Surges Among Hong Kong Traders

The chairman of t...


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DC Blockchain Hearing Sees Call for Congressional Commission

DC Blockchain Hearing Sees Call for Congressional Commission

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives got a crash course on blockchain today, with subcommittees of the Science, Space and Technology Committee meeting to hear testimony on the tech.

During the “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology” hearing, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight asked a range of questions, primarily aimed at getting a sense of which use cases have attracted the most attention today – and c...


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Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

Citibank India notified debit card and credit card clients via email on the 13:th of February they would no longer be able to participate in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Citing regional and global concerns from regulators, the over a century old institution is following a growing number of traditional banks in cutting off access to the decentralized currency.  

Also read: Internet Pioneer Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70

Citibank India Bans Bitcoin

“Given con...


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Malaysia Central Bank to ”Let Public Decide” Crypto’s Fate

Malaysia Central Bank to ”Let Public Decide” Crypto’s Fate

Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara, is set to release a “concept paper,” calling for the public to decide the fate of cryptocurrencies in the country, according to a recent report. Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim is said to have assured the bank will neither ban nor recognize cryptocurrency, and that the paper will be finalized in February.

Also read: Internet Pioneer Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70

Malaysia Lets Public Decide

At the 40th anniversary dinn...



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Support IQeon Gaming PvP Platform and Get 15% Bonus During 3rd Week of Main Crowdsale

Support IQeon Gaming PvP Platform and Get 15% Bonus During 3rd Week of Main Crowdsale

IQeon provides the revolutionary way to tackle the gaming sphere. It provides a unique way to look at the monetization process either for common gamers or game development companies.

IQeon is based on Blockchain and enables various kinds of transparent financial transactions between the platform and the gamer/game development company. Moreover, it’s a PvP platform allowing bet placement and providing fair payment to the winner.

IQeon gaming ecosystem is a working product that h...


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US Commodities Regulator Establishes Crypto and DLT Committees

US Commodities Regulator Establishes Crypto and DLT Committees

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s Technology Advisory Committee met today, hosting back-to-back panels on the subject of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and regulation.

The meeting brought together influential figures from both the public and private sectors, with participants primarily raising issues related to markets, the regulation of the new technologies and the role of regulators in participating in the development of the technologies.

Indeed, the event had o...


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Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms.

Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds

Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption

The study, conducted by Recorded Future, involved the analysis of 150 leading dark web “message boards, marketplaces, and illicit services...