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Forbes' ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies

Forbes' ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies

In Forbes' third edition of the “Fintech 50”, a list of the top 50 financial technology companies globally of 2018, released on Feb. 13, eleven of the companies listed use Blockchain technology or are connected to the cryptocurrency industry.

The founders of three of the companies, The Bitfury Group, Coinbase, and Ripple that made the Fintech 50 also made Forbes' list of the “Richest People in Cryptocurrency” released last week.

Forbes' site has a separate article break...


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WePay CEO: There’s No Demand for Crypto Payments

WePay CEO: There’s No Demand for Crypto Payments The CEO of WePay, Bill Clerico, says that crypto currencies are “interesting” yet nobody has a “killer use-case” right now.

The CEO of WePay, the payments arm of JP Morgan Chase, Bill Clerico, told Bloomberg in an interview that despite the fact that the company is client-oriented, there are still not enough requests for WePay to start supporting transactions with cryptocurrencies.

Clerico, who was giving his comments in a phone interview, went on to add that “crypto is very in...


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PR: Virtual Network PodOne’s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

PR: Virtual Network PodOne’s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

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Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Reports have indicated that some investors are relocating in search of alternative taxation regimes in order to avoid heavy capital gains taxes. Japan currently taxes capital gains on profits derived through virtual currency trading at between 15% and 55%.

Also Read: India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors

Japanese Crypto Traders Prepare for Tax Season

Japan’s cryptocurrency traders are bracing for the oncoming Japanese tax season, which runs from Febru...


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Moody's: Bitcoin Volatility (Likely) Won't Hurt CME's Risk Rating

Moody's: Bitcoin Volatility (Likely) Won't Hurt CME's Risk Rating

Credit rating service Moody's said Wednesday that it doesn't believe the launch of bitcoin futures will hurt the creditworthiness of either CME or Cboe.

Moody's published the report earlier today, a move that comes nearly two months after the exchanges first moved to list the derivative products. The 11-page release argues that the combination of risk management controls at the two firms, as well as the nascent state of that market, reduces those risks.

The service wrote:

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Litecoin (LTC) Breaks $200, Propelled by Bitcoin (BTC) Surge and Impending Hard Fork

Litecoin (LTC) Breaks $200, Propelled by Bitcoin (BTC) Surge and Impending Hard Fork Emerging from a nearly month-long slump, Litecoin rose above the $200 mark today; reasons behind the surge may include Bitcoin breaking back above $9,000 and the Litecoin Cash hard fork looming on the horizon.

After spending the past 3 weeks hovering within the $100 range, and even dropping as low as $105 on February 2, Litecoin appears to have taken an upward turn as it crossed the $200 mark earlier today.

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Melbourne’s Nauticus Blockchain Announces Ico And New Crypto Exchange

Melbourne’s Nauticus Blockchain Announces Ico And New Crypto Exchange

Up to 30 percent bonus for early backers of the Nauticus Coin

Can be traded on the new Nauticus crypto and fiat exchange at the conclusion of the ICO

Six ethical global banking and eCommerce solutions with one coin

Melbourne fintech company Nauticus has announced its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will launch on March 31, the first stage of the company’s bold vision for six ethical global banking and eCommerce solutions utilizing blockchain technology.

Pre-registrati...



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Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto

Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto

The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) has given a gold trading company in Dubai the first cryptocurrency trading license in the Middle East, and the company has responded by launching the “world’s first” cold storage vault for crypto, according to a press release on the DMCC’s site.

Regal RA DMCC, the company that received the crypto license, is a subsidiary of Regal Assets, which is a gold investment company.

Ksenia Kiseleva, manager of the Dubai Regal Assets offic...


It’s Not European Central Bank’s Job to Regulate Cryptocurrencies: ECB President

It’s Not European Central Bank’s Job to Regulate Cryptocurrencies: ECB President

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said it’s not his institution’s job to regulate cryptocurrencies.

As part of the ECB’s #AskDraghi video series, the former Italian central banker said he has seen many users on Twitter ask if the ECB would regulate or even ban bitcoin.

In response, he said:

“It’s not the ECB’s responsibility to do that.” Source


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QTUM Forks at Block 100,000, Reminds of Wallet Update

QTUM Forks at Block 100,000, Reminds of Wallet Update Recently, QTUM noted significant growth in its nodes, led by China.

The QTUM project is reminding users to update to the latest official wallet to make sure their transactions would be compatible after the update happening at block 100,000. At that time, the QTUM network went through an irreversible update, also known as a hard fork.

Less than 100 blocks to go before block 100,000. Make sure to update to the latest #Qtum QT wallet if you are staking: https:...


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How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet

How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet

As Bitcoin led the way as the mainstream cryptocurrency after its inception in 2009, many ‘altcoins’ were founded on the basis of its success. They all claim to be superior in some way to the defacto most popular option. In this instance, Skycoin has taken it further and built a whole multi-layered project around their currency; claiming, in fact, to have ‘built the new Internet.’

“The world deserved a better cryptocurrency”

The team says that in 2012 they decided the world ‘d...



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Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork

Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork

Litecoin (LTC) outperformed all major cryptocurrency assets Wednesday, Feb. 14, jumping over 30 percent against the US dollar on combined LTC payment service and hard fork news.

Having announced its intention to create a merchant solution for Litecoin similar to BitPay for Bitcoin in late 2017, a company called LitePay announced Monday, Feb. 12, that it would release the service on Feb. 26.

“We started because the people asked (BitPay) to accept LTC. They wouldn’t, so w...


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Saudi Central Bank to Test Ripple Payments Tech

Saudi Central Bank to Test Ripple Payments Tech

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia's central bank on a pilot program that will see banks in the country trial the company's tech.

Announced today, the pilot with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority marks the second central bank to work with the startup, coming after the Bank of England, the U.K.'s central bank, began working with Ripple last year. Word of the latest deal first emerged earlier this week following comments from CEO Brad Garlinghouse a...


Russian Engineers Caught Using Government Supercomputers to Mine Bitcoin

Russian Engineers Caught Using Government Supercomputers to Mine Bitcoin

Employees of the Russian Nuclear Center in Sarov have been caught using the facility’s supercomputer to mine Bitcoin.

The two engineers managed to connect the offline machine to the internet, applying its’ vast computational power to the Bitcoin network. However, it appears to pair did not get far.

The RFNC-VNIIEF press-service announced that the operation had been “timely suppressed”, with Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB)  immediately beginning investigations after picki...


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US Treasury Official Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

US Treasury Official Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

The undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence called on the international community for stronger cryptocurrency regulations to help protect the financial system and national security in a speech yesterday.

Citing Venezuela's recent introduction of the "petro" cryptocurrency as an example, Sigal Mandelker told the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference that rogue regimes, ter...



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Friendz ICO to Launch Blockchain Platform to Connect Brands and Users

Friendz ICO to Launch Blockchain Platform to Connect Brands and Users Friendz is a rapidly growing company that aims to become a mediator between brands and their target audience with the help of an alternative marketing tool – communication among peers.

Nowadays, people spend a lot of time surfing social networks and spend nearly 5.4 hours watching content created and shared by users they know, as multiple studies have shown.

Moreover, the growing number of followers affects the engagement between the influencer and the audience, and companies a...


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Bitcoin ETFs “Holy Grail” for Investors - JPMorgan Note

Bitcoin ETFs “Holy Grail” for Investors - JPMorgan Note As securities exchanges rush to get approval for Bitcoin ETFs, JPMorgan sends a note to customers, calling the prospect a "gold mine."

We have already witnessed the launch of futures contracts based on the price of Bitcoin, but there has been virtually no development where other crypto-related financial instruments are concerned. The argument for Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) just got a serious boost as JPMorgan called such a release a “holy grail” for investors.

In a no...


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CSE to Launch First Blockchain-Powered Clearing House in Canada

CSE to Launch First Blockchain-Powered Clearing House in Canada The Canadian Securities Exchange will introduce a blockchain-based platform for securities clearing and settlement, which will be the first such platform in Canada.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced on Tuesday it was launching a blockchain-based platform for securities clearing and settlement. The first platform of this kind in Canada will allow firms to issue equity and debt via tokenized securities, which are digital tokens representing a share in a company. Investors...


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Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

The South Korean government has officially responded to the popular petition, with over 20,000 signers, against unfair cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators defended their crypto measures and outlined additional regulatory plans.

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

Popular Petition Answered

South Korea has answered the petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed a happy dream for the people?” Filed on December 28, the on...



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Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple has announced an agreement today, Feb. 14, with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to provide support for Ripple’s cross-border payments technology to banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

SAMA and Ripple have created a pilot program to provide support to KSA banks to use xCurrent, Ripple’s enterprise software solution that enables banks to instantly settle cross-border payments with end-to-end tracking.

The first of its kind to be launched by a ce...


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Kraken CEO: Traders Should Look Out for Themselves, Not Rely on Exchanges

Kraken CEO: Traders Should Look Out for Themselves, Not Rely on Exchanges The founder and CEO of Kraken, Jesse Powell, warned crypto-investors to resist temptation and do their own research.

Investors and traders seeing opportunities in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, should do their research first and take responsibility for their actions, founder and CEO of Kraken, Jesse Powell, told CNBC.

"I think ultimately consumers need to look out for themselves, look into the fundamentals of any coin and not rely on any particular exchange to protect th...


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NEM (XEM) Listed on Binance? Changpeng Zhao Reveals Plans

NEM (XEM) Listed on Binance? Changpeng Zhao Reveals Plans The NEM digital asset was shortlisted for Binance at last, but the Coincheck hack delayed the launch.

According to a video interview with the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, NEM (XEM) was "on the list" as the next hot digital asset to be added. But the Coincheck heist has slowed down the plans for now.

Binance usually does not reveal in advance its plans to list coins, and for some newer assets, the news turns out to be speculation. But in the case of NEM, the Japanese blockcha...


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Canadian Stock Exchange Launches ‘Fully-Regulated’ Token Funding Platform, ‘Unlike’ ICOs

Canadian Stock Exchange Launches ‘Fully-Regulated’ Token Funding Platform, ‘Unlike’ ICOs

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced yesterday, Feb.13, that they will soon launch a securities clearing and settlement platform based on the Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain that lets companies raise capital with security tokens.

According to the CSE announcement, companies using the Blockchain-based platform can issue Security Token Offerings (STO) to investors as a means to raise capital. Those issuing tokens via the CSE platform will “be subject to full regulation by...



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Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200

Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200

Litecoin (LTC) is putting on a show today amid news a group of developers may seek to fork its blockchain, the fifth-largest by total value.

The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands at $216, a one-month high, according to data service CoinMarketCap. Overall, LTC has appreciated by 29 percent in the last 36 hours, up over 100 percent from the Feb. 6 low of $106.94. Further, with the move, litecoin's market capitalization has jumped above $10 billion for the first time since Jan....


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Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation for Fidelity Charity Arm

Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation for Fidelity Charity Arm

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have proved quite charitable, at least as far as Fidelity Charitable is concerned.

Announced today, the global charity revealed it has received $69 million in cryptocurrency donations in 2017, making it the fastest-growing asset type accepted by the firm. According to Fidelity Charitable's annual report, the funds, which included donations in bitcoin and ether, came from 169 different donors.

The donations represent a tenfold increase since the organi...


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Bitcoin Mining Costs More Electricity Than Houses, But it’s a Non-Issue

Bitcoin Mining Costs More Electricity Than Houses, But it’s a Non-Issue

Analysts are concerned that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining centers are spending too much electricity, and that the process of verifying cryptocurrency transactions could worsen the global environment.

Justification of mining in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

In December 2017, several analysts criticized the electricity consumption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining centers, calling the mining process an “environmental disaster.” Earlier Cointelegraph reported that cryptocur...


Why Charlie Lee Divesting His Litecoin is Great Move, Regulations-Wise

Why Charlie Lee Divesting His Litecoin is Great Move, Regulations-Wise

I’m not one to regularly contribute to this subreddit. I’ve got litecoin, but generally as a hedge against the shenanigans of bitcoin. It is, after all, a code fork of bitcoin with a few architectural changes like an increased block generation time, and an alternate PoW. It has also directly contributed to the development of bitcion through things such as the UASF proposal.

When I listened to the testimony of the SEC chairman and CFTC chairman at their senate testimony the...



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LeadCoin Brings Quality Hot Leads to Businesses with a Decentralized Marketplace

LeadCoin Brings Quality Hot Leads to Businesses with a Decentralized Marketplace The LeadCoin project aims to create a decentralized marketplace for lead generation.

LeadCoin harnesses the power of decentralization to offer businesses a more efficient way of controlling their marketing spending. The upcoming ICO project aims to create a decentralized marketplace for buying and selling unused sales leads, aiming for quality content and efficient marketing.

In the current online marketing ecosystem, leads often have low conversion rates, and most are ineffici...


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South Africa's Central Bank Eyes JPMorgan Blockchain Tech

South Africa's Central Bank Eyes JPMorgan Blockchain Tech

South Africa's central bank has launched a program that will trial JPMorgan's Quorum blockchain potential in interbank clearing and settlement.

According to an official statement dated Feb. 13, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) revealed it has established a fintech program that will prioritize, among other things, a project dubbed Khokha to explore a proof-of-concept (PoC) using the tech.

The SARB further said in the announcement that it will partner with ConsenSys, the eth...


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Aussie Lender Bans Crypto Purchases with Credit Cards

Aussie Lender Bans Crypto Purchases with Credit Cards The CBA said on Wednesday its customers can no longer buy Bitcoin with their credit cards.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) announced on Wednesday it was banning its customers from buying cryptocurrencies through the use of credit cards due to the excessive volatility of digital currency values.

Australia’s largest bank also sent text messages to its customers to alert them of the ban.

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Rules on Bitcoin Inheritance Remain Elusive

Rules on Bitcoin Inheritance Remain Elusive There is no clear sign that the issue of cryptocurrency inheritance will have a solution any time soon.

The rules governing Bitcoin inheritance or cryptocurrencies in general remains elusive, and a solution might take a while to emerge.  

The problem is illustrated by the case of Matthew Moody, one of the earliest Bitcoin miners. The 26-year-old died in a plane crash in August 2013 during an observational flight. Matthew’s father, Michael Moody, told Bloomberg he knew that his...



Commonwealth Bank of Australia Blocks Crypto-Related Purchases

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Blocks Crypto-Related Purchases

Virtual and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have yet to meet a minimum standard of regulation, reliability, and reputation.

Due to the unregulated and highly volatile nature of virtual currencies, customers will no longer be able to use their CommBank credit cards to buy virtual currencies. This will come into effect as of 14 February 2018.

Our customers can continue to buy and sell virtual currencies using other CommBank transaction accounts, and their debit cards.

We h...


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S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’

South Korea’s government said its regulatory course on cryptocurrencies is aiming to “prevent any illegal acts or uncertainties” in fresh comments Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Quoted by various media outlets, the country’s minister of the office for government policy coordination Hong Nam-ki released a statement in response to last month’s public petition against harsh regulation or an outright ban on cryptocurrency trading.

The petition, posted on the site of the South Korean p...


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Android Devices Put to Crypto Mining Work via Malware Campaign

Android Devices Put to Crypto Mining Work via Malware Campaign New malware is forcing millions of Android devices to mine the Monero cryptocurrency.

A new strain of malware is redirecting millions of Android devices to pages that use the processing power of the gadgets for crypto mining, according to a blog post by Malwarebytes.

The team of the antivirus software developer accidentally discovered the malware in late January while testing malvertising chains frequently associated with tech support scams through Internet Explorer and Chrome....


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Bitcoin Mining Posing Electricity Dilemma for Iceland, Says Energy Producer

Bitcoin Mining Posing Electricity Dilemma for Iceland, Says Energy Producer The Bitcoin mining frenzy is hitting Iceland as the country struggles to power its homes amid high demand for electricity from juice-hungry data centers.

Iceland is currently going through a cryptocurrency mining boom of sorts, which has put a lot of strain on the country’s energy grid.

Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, director of business development at local energy provider HS Orka, said that the electricity demand from mining centers might surpass that from homes.

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Japanese Police on Preliminary Investigation of Suspect of Coincheck Hack

Japanese Police on Preliminary Investigation of Suspect of Coincheck Hack

Police have questioned a Japanese man in connection with last month’s massive theft of cryptocurrency from digital currency exchange operator Coincheck Inc., a source close to the investigation said Saturday. Source


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Blockchain Can Help UK 'Stay Relevant' After Brexit, Says EU Lawmaker

Blockchain Can Help UK 'Stay Relevant' After Brexit, Says EU Lawmaker

A British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has called on the City of London and the Bank of England to embrace blockchain technology as a means of staying relevant in the post-Brexit era.

Kay Swinburne, who is also the most senior legislator on the EU's Economic and Monetary Committee, told Business Insider that "the conservative status quo is now too risky with Brexit," and that the U.K. must embrace distributed ledger technology (DLT) to make its markets more efficient.

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eBay Drops PayPal for Crypto Plaform BitPay and Adyen

eBay Drops PayPal for Crypto Plaform BitPay and Adyen

According to Cutler, the e-commerce portal could take on cryptocurrencies as payments.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance, the vice president accedes the present hype and popularity of cryptocurrencies. The executive signaled that eBay is looking into digital currencies but isn’t primed to accept them yet.

Cutler stated:

“This is a trend that everybody is talking about, but sadly, at eBay, we don’t currently accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. [We’re] seriously consideri...


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UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

Seven of the largest cryptocurrency companies globally have joined forces to form CryptoUK,  a first of its kind trade association, whose goal is to self-regulate within the UK crypto industry, The Telegraph reported Tuesday, Feb. 13.

CryptoUK is made up of global cryptocurrency trading platforms and services Coinbase, eToro, CryptoCompare, CEX.IO, BlockEx, CoinShares, and CommerceBlock, as noted on the official website of the organization.

Zeeshan Feroz, CEO of Coinbas...



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Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year

Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year

Bitcoin looks set to test the $10,000 mark soon, as per technical analysis, although some investors fear the Lunar New Year may play spoilsport.

Ahead of New Year holidays (starting Feb. 15), Chinese and South Koreans often exchange bitcoin for fiat currencies (to fund increased spending), and bitcoin (BTC) tends to drop in the run-up to the event.

Boosting such fears this year is bitcoin's (BTC) recent inability to move above $9,000 in a convincing manner. Since Feb. 10, the c...


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Coincheck Exchange Sees $373 Million Withdrawn in One Day

Coincheck Exchange Sees $373 Million Withdrawn in One Day

Japan's Coincheck exchange reinstated Japanese yen withdrawals yesterday and investors are already flocking to take out their funds following the firm's recent hack.

According to a company announcement on Feb. 13, soon after Coincheck partially resumed operations on Tuesday, it had already processed 40.1 billion yen (or $373 million) in withdrawal requests from existing investors. The firm first announced the plan to reopen Japanese yen withdrawals on Feb. 9.

The move comes as...


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PR: Community Choice Gives Power to Backers – KICKICO Announces Community Choice Function

PR: Community Choice Gives Power to Backers – KICKICO Announces Community Choice Function

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MOSCOW – As a first in a series of major new initiatives, KICKICO, bringing DAO into the ICO landscape, is announcing the launch of Community Choice, an ambitious new function th...


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Bitfinex to Launch EOS.IO-Based Decentralized Exchange

Bitfinex to Launch EOS.IO-Based Decentralized Exchange Bitfinex has announced plans to create a decentralized crypto exchange that is to be called EOSfinex and built on the EOS.IO blockchain platform.

Bitfinex announced on Monday it would build a decentralized exchange on the EOS.IO blockchain platform. The high-performance exchange will be called EOSfinex and will combine the speed and scalability of the EOS.IO blockchain with Bitfinex’s expertise in the crypto market, according to the statement.

The crypto exchange said it had re...



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Japanese Watchdog Warns Foreign Crypto Firm Over Unlicensed Operation

Japanese Watchdog Warns Foreign Crypto Firm Over Unlicensed Operation

Japan's financial watchdog has stepped up its efforts to scrutinize foreign cryptocurrency services that target Japanese investors without a license.

According to an official warning published by the Japan's Finance Service Agency (FSA) on Feb. 13, the regulator said a Macau-based cryptocurrency service firm named Blockchain Laboratory headed by Jay Liu has been offering unregistered services related to cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings (ICO) in Japan.

According...


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ZClassic Heads for Fork with Exchange Troubles

ZClassic Heads for Fork with Exchange Troubles The ZCL digital asset may leave holders without forked coins due to Cryptopia problems.

Just days ahead of the ZClassic fork into Bitcoin Private, troubles with the Cryptopia exchange may see investors left without the promised airdrop. Cryptopia has been one of the exchanges that serves as last-resort for several digital assets that are in-demand, but have failed to get listed on larger markets.

Unfortunately, the ZCL team has admitted it cannot help with the issue of withdraw...


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Bringing Dream Projects to Life: Dogezer Takes Collaboration to the Next Level

Bringing Dream Projects to Life: Dogezer Takes Collaboration to the Next Level Dogezer is building a comprehensive platform for teams to work together on innovative projects.

Life is hardly uncomplicated. Sometimes you have a brilliant business idea but insufficient capital or expertise to turn it into a reality. There may be times when you wish you could join an innovative business project but lack funds to invest in it. Or you might be very talented in a certain area but not have an opportunity to make a name for yourself. Other times someone may desperately n...


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India’s Maharashtra to Test Blockchain for Various Use Cases

India’s Maharashtra to Test Blockchain for Various Use Cases The Indian state of Maharashtra, whose center is Mumbai, plans to test blockchain technology for different use cases, according to a top official.

The government of Indian state Maharashtra plans to conduct five or six pilots to assess blockchain technology, with several startups involved in the coming months, a senior official told the Economic Times. They will evaluate the technology for use in land registry, supply chain financing, financial inclusion, car registration, and insuran...



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NEO Holders to Get Ontology (ONT) Airdrop by NEO Council

NEO Holders to Get Ontology (ONT) Airdrop by NEO Council NEO holders will be receiving free ONT tokens after the NEO Council announced the Ontology airdrop.

NEO holders are in for a free airdrop after the NEO Council announced that it would be distributing 20 million Ontology (ONT) tokens to the community as a gesture of appreciation.

For those who don’t know, Ontology network is a public blockchain infrastructure platform which allows developers to take advantage of a decentralized trust ecosystem and create dApps. The platform is b...


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Stratis (STRAT) Releases Roadmap for Developments in Next Two Quarters

Stratis (STRAT) Releases Roadmap for Developments in Next Two Quarters The STRAT market price recovered above $8 as markets are turning to green.

The Stratis platform continues to work on the promised updates, and the next six months may see most milestones completed. The first upcoming achievement will be two ICOs performed on the platform in the next few weeks.

The news lifted the STRAT market price to above $8 after the recent slump. At the peak, the STRAT market price reached $20 before wiping out most of the gains. Unfortunately, STRAT has be...


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Korean Government Firm on Crypto KYC Mandate in Petition Response

Korean Government Firm on Crypto KYC Mandate in Petition Response

South Korea has doubled down on its commitment to eliminating the use of cryptocurrency in illicit financial activities, while expressed a will to foster the country's blockchain development.

In a video published today, Hong Nam-ki, head of the office for government policy coordination, said the government is taking a strong stance in bringing transparency to domestic cryptocurrency exchanges.

Hong's response comes as the government's formal response to a petition opposing a se...