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Venezuelan President Raises Petro’s Value Again in Bid to Create ‘New System’

Venezuela President Raises Petro's Value Again in Move to Create 'New System'For the second time in a little over a month, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has hiked up the value of the national cryptocurrency, the petro, this time to 36,000 sovereign bolivars. The move has again been met with criticism.  Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It ‘A New Monetary System’ […]

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January 16, 2019 0

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies Today

Malaysia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrencies TodayMalaysia’s finance minister has announced that the order to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as securities has come into force. Crypto service providers and exchanges are required to obtain authorization from the country’s Securities Commission, which will work with the central bank to ensure compliance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls […]

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January 15, 2019 0

No, IBM’s Quantum Computer Won’t Break Bitcoin

IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be. Also Read: Japanese Regulator […]

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January 13, 2019 0

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators to Pay Taxes in CryptocurrenciesThe Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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January 9, 2019 0

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security Features

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security FeaturesSamourai Wallet has announced that, due to the Google Play Store’s “new extremely restrictive policies,” a number of security features are being removed from the wallet. The developers have applied for an exemption to the new rules, but Google has rejected their request. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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January 8, 2019 0

Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity Consumers

Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity ConsumersTwo companies mining cryptocurrencies have topped a list of the largest consumers of electricity in Georgia. In this crypto-friendly nation, however, that’s not necessarily a sin or a disadvantage. Energy-intensive enterprises in the Caucasian country purchase the power they need at wholesale prices. Also read: Huobi and Major Russian Bank to Provide Legal Help to […]

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December 31, 2018 0

Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing Reviews

Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing ReviewsSecurities commissioners and trade experts have refused Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger a clean bill of ethical health after it emerged that the company paid rogue “bounty hunters” to shore up interest in its cryptocurrency. The project’s “powr” crypto has fallen 90 percent in value over the past year amidst bearish market conditions. Also read: Russian […]

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December 31, 2018 0

1 in 7 Chinese Have Invested in Cryptocurrency 

A survey conducted by Panews has found that 14% of Chinese citizens have invested in cryptocurrencies. The survey also found that 98% of respondents indicated familiarity with the concepts of cryptocurrency and bitcoin – 3% more than those who stated that they had heard of blockchain technology. Also Read: Skeptical Payoneer CEO Dismisses Idea of Single […]

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December 30, 2018 0

Kraken Launches Margin Trading for BCH Pairings

Kraken Launches Margin Trading for BCH PairingsKraken has launched margin trading for Bitcoin Cash pairings, now supporting leveraged trading for BCH/XBT, BCH/USD, and BCH/EUR markets. The exchange has also launched margin trading for XRP, now offering up to 5x leverage on XRP pairings. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Mining Showcased at the Houston Rockets Game Kraken Launches Leverage Trading for Bitcoin Cash and […]

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December 29, 2018 0

Former Mt. Gox CEO Says He Is Sorry But Maintains His Innocence as Trial Closes

Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, has reportedly apologized for the losses that led to the demise of the cryptocurrency exchange. However, the embattled Frenchman insisted on his innocence regarding charges of embezzlement in closing arguments during his trial in Tokyo on Dec. 27. Also read: Wine Retailer to Buy […]

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December 27, 2018 0