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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

Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It

Acknowledging Venezuela’s efforts to deal with inflation and sanctions by creating a state-issued cryptocurrency, Russian officials have nevertheless declined a proposal to use the oil-backed coin in bilateral trade. According to Russian media, Moscow has recently offered Caracas a set of measures aimed at mending the country’s economy but the petro is not among the […]

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January 13, 2019 0

A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today

A Look at Some of the 'Next Generation' Mining Rigs Available TodayOver the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second […]

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January 12, 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

Venezuela Wants to Use Petro to Finance Large Housing Program

Venezuela Wants to Finance Large Housing Program With PetroCompleting a project to build 3 million homes for its suffering population is the next big initiative Venezuela wants to finance with its digital currency, the petro. The socialist government in Caracas says there is enough money and materials to fulfill the main objective of the “Great Housing Mission.” Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss […]

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January 6, 2019 0

Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, South Korea, Hong […]

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January 5, 2019 0

Overstock Becomes the First Major US Company to Pay Business Tax in Bitcoin

Overstock Chooses to Pay Part of the Company's Business Tax in BitcoinThe cryptocurrency-friendly company Overstock.com announced on Thursday that company will be paying part of its business taxes to the state of Ohio using bitcoin. Overstock will use the state’s Ohiocrypto.com website to pay for the corporation’s commercial activities tax this year. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History Overstock Pays […]

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January 4, 2019 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