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Cardano (ADA) Spikes on Huobi Listing: Can it Overtake EOS?

Cardano (ADA) Spikes on Huobi Listing: Can it Overtake EOS? The ADA digital asset is heating up again, but the trend is much more subdued, and the lower price is still not as exciting.

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Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech To Combat Fake Identities

Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech To Combat Fake Identities

Mastercard has filed a patent for a Blockchain system to store and verify identity data, in an application published by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) April 12.

Mastercard states:

“Traditionally, proof [of identity] has been provided via government identification, credit cards, business cards…[such] proof may be inaccurate… or may be entirely fabricated in ways that may be difficult to identify… there is a need for a technical solution to provide for the im...


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Austin Betting on Blockchain to Better Help the Homeless

Austin Betting on Blockchain to Better Help the Homeless The authorities of Austin, Texas, are working on a blockchain-based pilot to create an ID system for the homeless population.

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Ollie Leech  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Bytecoin Technical Analysis: (BCN/BTC) Bytecoin About To Boom! Short-Term Indicators Favouring The Bulls

Bytecoin Technical Analysis: (BCN/BTC) Bytecoin About To Boom! Short-Term Indicators Favouring The Bulls Nothing in this article is to be construed as investment advice. Neither the author nor the publication takes any responsibility or liability for any investments, profits or losses you may incur as a result of this information.

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Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Coin Picking in 2018: What are the Weaknesses of Some of the Hottest Digital Assets?

Coin Picking in 2018: What are the Weaknesses of Some of the Hottest Digital Assets? Trading seems to return, and previously unknown assets are gaining in popularity every day.

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Anatol Antonovici  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Samsung to Leverage Blockchain for Shipping Processes

Samsung to Leverage Blockchain for Shipping Processes Samsung wants to create a blockchain system that would help it better manage the shipment processes. The company hopes to cut one-fifth of the related costs.

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Miguel Gomez  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Indonesian Finance Group Says Bitcoin is Halal

Indonesian Finance Group Says Bitcoin is Halal An Islamic scholar from Indonesia asserts that Bitcoin is halal and contradicts both Egyptian and Turkish religious authorities in the matter.

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Miguel Gomez  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Meeting RBI in Supreme Court

Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Meeting RBI in Supreme Court A number of representatives from cryptocurrency exchanges in India have spoken anonymously about intentions to go to the supreme court to challenge the RBI's recent decision to instruct banks to stop servicing their accounts.

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Hanoi Prohibits Use of Cryptocurrencies in E-commerce Transactions

Hanoi Prohibits Use of Cryptocurrencies in E-commerce Transactions

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has prohibited organizations and individuals involved in e-commerce business in the city from using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This follows a directive signed by the country’s prime minister intended to strengthen the legal framework of cryptocurrencies.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Banning Crypto Use in E-commerce

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade announced on Saturday that it...


Miguel Gomez  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Maduro Still Insists that Petro Will Save Venezuela from “Gringos”

Maduro Still Insists that Petro Will Save Venezuela from “Gringos” As the Venezuelan elections draw closer, Maduro fears that the Petro will fail as a project and the country will become a "gringo colony" if his opponent wins.

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Hong Kong Securities Regulator Says Raising Capital Is Job For VCs, Not ICOs

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Says Raising Capital Is Job For VCs, Not ICOs

The head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong SFC) said during a speech on April 13 on “New Technologies and Asset Management” that the type of fundraising conducted through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is better suited to venture capital funds.

Julia Leung, who is also the chair of the 2016 established Fintech Advisory Group, described the current era as the “fourth industrial revolution,” citing scholar Klaus Schwab, due to its new technological inn...


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Russian Police Arrest Two for Mining Bitcoins with Stolen Electric Power

Russian Police Arrest Two for Mining Bitcoins with Stolen Electric Power Orenburg businessmen built their mining farm on the site of a former plant and stole electricity from the nearest power substation.

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Israeli Regulator Sticking to its Tight Supervision on Crypto-Oriented Companies

Israeli Regulator Sticking to its Tight Supervision on Crypto-Oriented Companies The Israel Securities Authority is keeping an eye on crypto-oriented companies listed on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. It asks crypto-related firms for clarifications on previous announcements.

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Vitalik's Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum Inflation

Vitalik's Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum Inflation

It turns out, Vitalik wasn't exactly joking.

Sure, that might be what most people thought when ethereum's creator published a controversial proposal on April Fool's Day, but the post has prompted a very real, very serious conversation about whether the underlying economics of the world's second-largest cryptocurrency should be altered.

In fact, in the weeks since the concept was first floated, dialogue has only gotten more heated about the idea that a limit could be placed on t...


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Taiwanese Miner Shot By Gangsters, Blames China’s ‘Strict’ Bitcoin Control

Taiwanese Miner Shot By Gangsters, Blames China’s ‘Strict’ Bitcoin Control

A Taiwanese Bitcoin miner has been shot by gangsters after an argument about mining profits went wrong, local media report April 15.

According to Liberty Times, a Bitcoin miner known only by the name Wu accepted 10 mln Chinese yuan, equal to almost $1.6 mln, from two “local gangsters” in order to turn Bitcoin mining profits for them.

As the facility was allegedly located not in Taiwan but on mainland China, where regulations regarding the practice have become notoriousl...


Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Litecoin (LTC) Pushes for LitePal Adoption, Price Remains Stable

Litecoin (LTC) Pushes for LitePal Adoption, Price Remains Stable Litecoin is one of the projects aiming for popularization, on par with the efforts of coins like DASH, or even Bitcoin Cash.

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Malta Proposes Test to Define When ICOs Are Securities

Malta Proposes Test to Define When ICOs Are Securities

The EU nation of Malta is moving closer to introducing a test that would clearly define when assets derived from initial coin offerings (ICOs) are securities.

In a consultation paper published Friday, for which it is currently seeking public feedback, the Malta Financial Services Authority (FSA) set out a proposal for a so-called Financial Instrument Test, which would ultimately become part of its proposed Virtual Financial Asset Act (VFAA).

The agency said the methodology of t...


Hunain Naseer  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Stablecoins: The Best of Both Worlds, But Not Without Compromises

Stablecoins: The Best of Both Worlds, But Not Without Compromises Cryptocurrencies are notoriously volatile, preventing them from being used as mediums of exchange. However, stablecoins aim to change that, and this article discusses how.

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Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Binance Announces Quarterly BNB Burn to Distribute Earnings

Binance Announces Quarterly BNB Burn to Distribute Earnings

Binance, which established itself as the leading exchange, burned nearly $30 million’s worth of tokens to distribute earnings and increase the value of the asset.



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DreamTeam Platform Seeks to Monetize Esports to Unlock $50B Economy

DreamTeam Platform Seeks to Monetize Esports to Unlock $50B Economy The project aims to eliminate the roadblocks slowing down the esport industry development.

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Interview with MediChain Founder Dr. Baker; Using Blockchain for Medical Research

Interview with MediChain Founder Dr. Baker; Using Blockchain for Medical Research

MediChain founder Dr. Baker believes a blockchain-powered medical data platform can go a long way in curing diseases such as cancer.



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Resistance Ahead: Bitcoin Bulls Must Break $8,500

Resistance Ahead: Bitcoin Bulls Must Break $8,500

A move above resistance at $8,500 would provide confirmation bitcoin's bear market has ended, the technical charts indicate.

Over the weekend, the cryptocurrency clocked a three-week high of $8,458 on Bitfinex, adding credence to the short-term bull reversal confirmed last Thursday. Further, the 30 percent rally from $6,425 (April 1 low) proved that the much-feared "death cross" indicator was in fact a bear trap.

Still, the job is only part done, as bitcoin (BTC) has yet to vio...


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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

Bitcoin in Brief today is slanted toward a crypto winter slowly thawing, as Pantera Capital bets on a moonshot price point. Also, the world’s most popular decentralized digital asset has been forked more than a plate of good pasta; there’s a growing list of countries who’re less likely to nab your crypto profits; Yahoo! smashes rumors; and a good-hearted wager between bitcoin core and bitcoin cash partisans exemplifies how ecosystem actors should treat one another.

Also read: Bitcoin...


Komfie Manalo  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Tight ICO Rules Hurting Switzerland’s Cryptocurrency Haven Status

Tight ICO Rules Hurting Switzerland’s Cryptocurrency Haven Status Having the ICO handled by Swiss-based organizations used to be a stamp of approval for token sales, but now, even Crypto Valley is seeing more stringent regulations.

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Komfie Manalo  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Australian Woman Arrested For Buying Illegal Drugs With Bitcoin

Australian Woman Arrested For Buying Illegal Drugs With Bitcoin Australian authorities have arrested a woman who bought illegal drugs from the UK using Bitcoin through the dark web, it was reported.

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PR: Digital Ticks Just Launched First Look of Their Mobile App

PR: Digital Ticks Just Launched First Look of Their Mobile App

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Digital Ticks, the hot, new ICO in town is out with their First Look of Mobile app of their exchange well ahead of their schedule!

This is very exciting news as this is no ordin...


Ollie Leech  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Crypto Technical Analysis Review: A Recap Of What Happened Last Week April 07-14

Crypto Technical Analysis Review: A Recap Of What Happened Last Week April 07-14 Nothing in this article is to be construed as investment advice. Neither the author nor the publication takes any responsibility or liability for any investments, profits or losses you may incur as a result of this information.

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Komfie Manalo  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Bitcoin Rally a Strong Indicator for Cryptocurrency’s Return to Bull Market

Bitcoin Rally a Strong Indicator for Cryptocurrency’s Return to Bull Market Cryptocurrencies are making a strong comeback, hitting over $330 billion on Sunday, the highest on record in three weeks.

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Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Verge (XVG) Price Drops Ahead of Partnership Announcement

Verge (XVG) Price Drops Ahead of Partnership Announcement The Verge project, due to the extensive hype, has mixed publicity, and is seen as a potential scam by many.

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Many ICOs May Be Frauds, Says Hong Kong Securities Watchdog

Many ICOs May Be Frauds, Says Hong Kong Securities Watchdog

Hong Kong's securities regulator is taking a skeptical tone on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

In a speech at an investment industry function on Friday, Julia Leung, deputy head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), once more cautioned the public over fundraising activities associated with the technology.

"While we acknowledge that innovative technologies such as blockchain have the potential to improve efficiency and financial inclusion, that does not entitl...


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ICOAdm.in is your Short-cut to a Successful ICO

ICOAdm.in is your Short-cut to a Successful ICO

ICOAdm.in provides a full-service solution for initial coin offerings, ranging from marketing to execution, successfully cutting overheads and saving time for blockchain ventures.



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Shot Taiwanese Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China

Shot Taiwanese Bitcoin Miner Blames Trading Crackdown in China

The regulatory crackdown on bitcoin trading in mainland China has reportedly led to a bitcoin miner in Taiwan being shot by local gangsters.

According to a report from Taiwanese news source Liberty Times, the incident occurred on Saturday night, local time, when two local gangsters had scheduled to meet a bitcoin miner with whom they had made a significant investment.

The miner, who reportedly has the surname Wu, had previously accepted 10 million Chinese yuan (roughly $1.7 mil...


Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

IOTA Keeps Growing, Trinity Wallet Launch Among the Biggest Price Drivers

IOTA Keeps Growing, Trinity Wallet Launch Among the Biggest Price Drivers

The MIOTA market price has stabilized, but the project is still seeing mixed publicity and many detractors.



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GMO Tries Its Hand at Getting Its Customers to Loan It Their Bitcoins

GMO Tries Its Hand at Getting Its Customers to Loan It Their Bitcoins

GMO wants its customers to loan bitcoins to it, which it will pay back to them with interest.



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Crypto Tax Dodgers Are Tempting Fate

Crypto Tax Dodgers Are Tempting Fate

Mark Gladden is the sole proprietor of a digital asset mining and trading business in New Mexico.

The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's Crypto and Taxes 2018 series.

Benjamin Franklin's 1789 axiom that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes" is a pragmatic truth. It deals with what "is." We all pass on, and we all pay our dues.

These days most citizens are accustomed to the idea that - however much w...


C. Edward Kelso  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

Something happened this week that rarely occurs, history offered up a side-by-side comparison with a control. Heads of respective social network and messaging platforms Facebook and Telegram were each brought before their home governments, the United States for Mark Zuckerberg, Russia for Pavel Durov. How the two men responded is telling, and should inform everyone concerned with privacy, especially cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves Stolen Bitcoin Int...


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HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Investment Strategy

HODL On: In Defense of Bitcoin's Best Investment Strategy

Steven Hopkins is chief operating officer and general counsel of Medici Ventures, an Overstock.com subsidiary focused on the advancement of blockchain technology.

In 1987's Black Monday stock market crash, Sam Walton, the world's richest man, lost more than half a billion dollars in a few hours.

When reached for comment, Walton said, "It's paper anyway. As far as I'm concerned we're focusing totally on the company doing well and taking care of our customers."

He didn't...


Avi Mizrahi  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

How the Government Gave Your Money to the Banks – Again and Again

How the Government Gave Your Money to the Banks – Again and Again

Bitcoin was created to bring back people’s control over their own hard-earned money. Perhaps no greater example exists of how we don’t currently have real influence over how our capital is being spent than banks getting bailouts from the government at taxpayer expense. 

Also Read: Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around Washington DC

A History of Fleecing the Taxpayers

Governments all over the world have been bailing out companies for decades, if not long...


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Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities

Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities

A newly published patent filing from Mastercard suggests that the payments giant is looking at blockchain as a way to safeguard identity data.

In an application released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last Thursday, Mastercard describes a system in which a semi-private or private blockchain would be used to receive and store identity data, the pieces of which could include a "name, a street address, tax identification number" and more.

The company states in the...


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A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don't Bet the Farm

Tanzeel Akhtar is an independent British journalist whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, FT Alphaville, Investing.com, Forbes, Euromoney and Citywire.

The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's Crypto and Taxes 2018 series.

When tax season ends, will the crypto bear market end with it?

Certainly, with the April 17 U.S. deadline to file approaching, there's much speculation that the crypto winter of 2018 was larg...


Samuel Haig  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Bermuda Reveals Draft Crypto Regulations, Plans to Embrace ICOs

Bermuda Reveals Draft Crypto Regulations, Plans to Embrace ICOs

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has issued a consultation paper on draft regulations pertaining to “virtual currency businesses” and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The proposed bill seeks to create a framework that encourages and fosters the development of Bermuda’s nascent cryptocurrency industry.

Also Read: 16 Government-Approved Crypto Exchanges Have Formed Self-Regulatory Group in Japan

Bermuda Reveals Regulatory Proposals for Crypto Industry

The minister of national security...


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Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review: Apr. 7 - Apr. 13

Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review: Apr. 7 - Apr. 13

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.

Global Equity Markets: Waiting for clarity on direction

There wasn’t a lot of decisive action on the global equity markets last week as uncertainty seemed to prevail once...


Samuel Haig  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Chilean Crypto Exchanges Appeal Against Banking Embargo

Chilean Crypto Exchanges Appeal Against Banking Embargo

A number of Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges have sought to appeal the recent decision by several Chilean banks, including state-owned Banco del Estado de Chile, to suspend the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Also Read:Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million

Chilean Crypto Exchanges to Receive Appeals Hearing Banco del Estado de Chile headquarters in Santiago

It has been reported that Chilean cryptocurrency exchange platforms, Buda,...


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Daily Market Report for April 15 2018

Daily Market Report for April 15 2018 April 15 2018 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $174M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP BT…

Jamie Redman  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash

Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash

There’s a new website bitcoin cash proponents are chatting about called Memo. It’s an on-chain social network built on the Bitcoin Cash network. The creator of Memo says the platform is both a protocol and a front-end application that uses the BCH chain to store written data.

Also Read: Coinsource Installs 20 Bitcoin ATM Machines Around Washington DC

An On-Chain Social Network Built on the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain Called Memo

On April 15 a new on-chain social network was la...


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Chilean Crypto Exchanges Go To Court To Fight The Banks ‘Killing An Entire Industry’

Chilean Crypto Exchanges Go To Court To Fight The Banks ‘Killing An Entire Industry’

Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges BUDA, Orionx, and CryptoMarket (CryptoMKT) have recently applied to an appeals court to confront the banks that shut down their platforms’ accounts, Bloomberg reported Friday, April 13.  The court has agreed to hear the case, but the bank accounts are still closed.

According to local news outlet Emol, the banks Itau Corpbanca and Scotiabank announced the closure of the bank accounts of BUDA and CryptoMKT on March 19. A week later, th...


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How Australia Is Becoming A Cryptocurrency Continent: Markets, Regulations And Plans

How Australia Is Becoming A Cryptocurrency Continent: Markets, Regulations And Plans

The very nature of cryptocurrencies dictate that regulation, control, and by extension, a centralized system, do not fit in with what they stand for. They are supposed to be totally decentralized, and therefore not dictated by many rules.

This made a lot of sense when cryptocurrencies were not in the spotlight, and not a major factor on the world stage. However, as mainstream adoption has increased, and more individuals have entered the market, so has the interest f...


Kevin Helms  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has contested media reports that the Japanese financial regulator has deemed its user verification process to be insufficient. Nonetheless, the exchange admitted to being in talks with the authority and has implemented additional measures.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Reports of Financial Regulator’s Concerns

The largest Japanese crypto exchange by volume, Bitflyer, has issued a state...


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Roger Ver, Founder of Bitcoin.Com, and COO, Mate Tokay, Join MoneyToken Advisory Board – bringing benefits to the BCH community

Roger Ver, Founder of Bitcoin.Com, and COO, Mate Tokay, Join MoneyToken Advisory Board – bringing benefits to the BCH community

MoneyToken Financial Services welcomes the CEO and COO of Bitcoin.com onto the advisory board.

MoneyToken.Com is a blockchain-based financial services platform founded by US and UK FinTech experts whose background includes years of experience at Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial, Citibank, Ernst & Young, and Bloomberg.

The company has launched it’s Public Token Presale at 15.00UTC March 22 with a first day 30% bonus.

The platform, aimed at miners, projects tha...


Avi Mizrahi  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million

Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for Defrauding Over $36 Million

The FBI has announced on Friday that Renwick Haddow, a 49-year old UK national, has been extradited to the US from Morocco to face charges at the Southern District Court of New York. He is accused of defrauding more than $36 million from victims by making material misrepresentations and misappropriating investment funds in two companies, Bitcoin Store and Bar Works.

Also Read: Malta Attracts Cryptocurrency Exchange Okex

Fake Bitcoin Broker Extradited

Haddow was arrested in Moroc...