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Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese Market

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese MarketCryptocurrency exchange Kraken is suspending all of its services to Japanese residents. The exchange has been allowed to operate in Japan while its application with the country’s financial regulator is being reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Kraken Pulling Out of Japan Kraken announced on Tuesday the suspension of its services […]

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April 17, 2018 0

Venezuela to Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from Russia

Venezuela Will Use the Petro to Buy Auto Parts from RussiaVenezuelan government intends to purchase Russian auto parts with its state-issued cryptocurrency. Ministers from both countries have discussed the use of the petro in bilateral transactions during a high-level meeting in Caracas. Possible Russian crypto investments are also on the agenda. Also read: Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency Caracas to Build […]

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April 4, 2018 0

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin Payments

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin PaymentsFootball Fans will be able to pay with bitcoin for their accommodation when they visit Russia for this year’s World Cup. Hotels in Kaliningrad, expecting guests from eight countries, are partnering with a local payment provider to offer the service. Booking a room for the day when England plays Belgium will cost approx. $300 in […]

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March 29, 2018 0

0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”

0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”With the increasing popularity of bitcoin and the like, this year’s tax campaign in Europe comes with many questions on how to report and pay crypto taxes. Despite the obvious hesitation on the part of many governments to comprehensively regulate/legalize the sector, cryptocurrency incomes and profits “enjoy” special attention. Different decisions on the matter pose […]

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March 23, 2018 0

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, ZcashCoincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Wirex Launching Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe

Wirex Launching Bitcoin Debit Cards in EuropeNew crypto debit cards, with multiple currency accounts in GBP, EUR, USD, and BTC are offered by Wirex in Europe. The first plastic Visa cards were issued on Thursday, according to media reports. The new cards were made available for UK users on March 8. The service should be offered to customers in other EU […]

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March 9, 2018 0

Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto Companies

Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto CompaniesThe government of Malta has come up with an idea that businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies may find interesting. A new policy document seeks to set up a special agency which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions. It is supposed to “bring peace of mind” to companies using these technologies to cut out central […]

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February 18, 2018 0

Venezuela Announces Whitepaper and Pre-Sale of Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuela Announces Whitepaper and Pre-Sale of Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency PetroVenezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has announced the pre-sale of his country’s national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. In addition, he has presented and signed the official petro’s whitepaper and unveiled the Petro Container for mining the new currency. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Pre-Sale of Petro During the meeting of […]

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January 31, 2018 0

Maduro Orders the Issue of 100M Petros, Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Maduro Orders the Issue of 100M Petros, Venezuela’s Oil-Backed CryptocurrencyThe first issue of Venezuela’s national cryptocurrency has been ordered by President Nicolás Maduro. He has also called for the first national meeting of the petro’s miners where he will release the whitepaper for the new currency. Also read: Venezuela Unveils Mining, Trading, and Launch Details of National Cryptocurrency 100 Million Petros Incoming On Friday Venezuela’s […]

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January 6, 2018 0

Bitcoin Regains Over 60% Crypto Market Dominance For First Time in 7 Months

As of this writing, bitcoin has a market dominance of 62.7% – representing more than 60% of the entire cryptocurrency markets for the first time since April 2017. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Now Commands $200 Billion Bitcoin Continues to Reclaim Market Dominance Bitcoin’s current total market capitalization is more than $126.5 billion USD […]

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November 5, 2017 0