NYSE Chairman Says Crypto Will Survive
Nov29

NYSE Chairman Says Crypto Will Survive

During remarks at this week’s Consensus: Invest conference, New York Stock Exchange chairman and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) CEO Jeff Sprecher asserted that digital assets are not going anywhere, despite the current bearishness in the crypto markets. In response to a question about the lower prices, Sprecher chose to address the issue of whether digital assets can survive:

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Social Platform Steemit Lays Off 70% of Workforce
Nov29

Social Platform Steemit Lays Off 70% of Workforce

Steemit Inc., the company behind Steemit, a popular social media platform that rewards content creators with cryptocurrency has laid off close to 70% of its team in a restructure.

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VeChain, Tron, NEO, BAT & Cardano Balloon Amid 24hr Bitcoin Rise
Nov28

VeChain, Tron, NEO, BAT & Cardano Balloon Amid 24hr Bitcoin Rise

The last 24 hours has been a lot kinder to cryptocurrency markets than the fortnight prior that saw $90 billion wiped from the industry’s market capitalization.

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SEC’s Clayton: Changes Needed in Crypto Markets Before Bitcoin ETF Approval
Nov28

SEC’s Clayton: Changes Needed in Crypto Markets Before Bitcoin ETF Approval

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton wants to see some major changes in the cryptocurrency markets before he can be “comfortable” with the idea of approving a Bitcoin ETF, according to a report from CNBC. Speaking at the CoinDesk Consensus invest conference this week, Clayton said that improvements need to be made in areas like market surveillance and cryptocurrency custody.

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The Growing Threat of Cryptocurrency Illiteracy in Border Security
Nov28

The Growing Threat of Cryptocurrency Illiteracy in Border Security

Illegal capital outflow collectively costs nations around the world upwards of trillions in capital that is seldom recovered. Not to be confused with capital flight – which is an outflow of money that travels through the proper legal channels, illegal capital flight entails moving illicitly obtained wealth into another country in an attempt to obfuscate its origin and evade authorities. Illegal capital outflow affects both wealthy and poor nations on every continent aside from Antarctica. Cryptocurrency could either exacerbate this problem, or be the solution, depending on how it is adopted by the world.

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Ed Snowden: Crypto Not Going Away
Nov27

Ed Snowden: Crypto Not Going Away

Edward Snowden has said that even if Bitcoin’s allure fades, decentralized currencies’ utility in transferring value outside of traditional banking networks will continue with newer iterations.

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Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Ethereum Classic
Nov27

Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Ethereum Classic

Coinbase has announced that its Coinbase Wallet will now provide support for Ethereum Classic (ETC). The company’s blog announcement confirmed that the wallet app is expected to update “in the next few days.”

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UK Regulators Have Increased Scrutiny of Crypto Firms
Nov26

UK Regulators Have Increased Scrutiny of Crypto Firms

According to information obtained by the Telegraph, The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has dramatically increased its scrutiny of cryptocurrency companies as part of a broad effort to clean up the industry. In response to a Freedom of Information request, regulators revealed that they have investigated a total of 50 crypto-related companies, more than double the amount reported just six months ago.

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Crypto Bulls: Bitcoin Price Is Correcting, Not Collapsing Bubble
Nov26

Crypto Bulls: Bitcoin Price Is Correcting, Not Collapsing Bubble

As the Bitcoin price fell further yesterday to below the $4,000 dollars for the first time since late September 2017, some vocal industry insiders are saying this looks more like a cyclical correction than a bursting bubble.

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Businesses Can Now Use Bitcoin to Pay Ohio Taxes
Nov25

Businesses Can Now Use Bitcoin to Pay Ohio Taxes

Starting tomorrow, businesses operating in the U.S. state of Ohio will have the option to pay their taxes using Bitcoin. The new option is part of the Ohio Treasurer’s efforts to provide cutting-edge innovations and services to taxpayers in the state.

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Genesis Trading CEO: Bitcoin Price Floor Likely $3,000
Nov24

Genesis Trading CEO: Bitcoin Price Floor Likely $3,000

Genesis Trading CEO Michael Moro believes that the Bitcoin price may not find its bottom until it drops down to $3,000, and that the current $4,000 dollar level may not hold much longer.

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DOJ Investigating Whether Tether Used to Manipulate Bitcoin Prices in 2017
Nov24

DOJ Investigating Whether Tether Used to Manipulate Bitcoin Prices in 2017

Earlier this year, there were reports that the U.S. Department of Justice had launched a criminal probe into the cryptocurrency industry, focusing on spoofing, wash trading, and other illegal practices. This week, Bloomberg reported that the DOJ is now examining whether Tether trading played a role in illegally manipulating prices for the world’s most well-known digital currency:

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Overstock Shares Soar 26% On Blockchain Bet
Nov23

Overstock Shares Soar 26% On Blockchain Bet

Overstock shares have soared 26% on the news that the company plans to sell its retail business to make way for a forward-looking bet on blockchain.

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DNotesEDU Announces Release of Cryptocurrency Industry Insight Report
Nov23

DNotesEDU Announces Release of Cryptocurrency Industry Insight Report

DNotesEDU has announced the release of its Global Digital Currency Industry Insight Report, a 45-page examination of the cryptocurrency industry that covers a broad range of blockchain and crypto-related technologies, trends, and potential risks.

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How ICOs Contributed to The Crypto Crash
Nov21

How ICOs Contributed to The Crypto Crash

“What everyone got really excited about was, hey, I can publish a paper and people will send me money.” — J. R. Willet, the creator of the first ICO.

This is a fascinating and revolutionary concept: pitch your product idea to the community, and if they like it, they’ll send you money to get your private business or decentralized application off the ground.

But an idea itself is worth very little. How an idea works in practice is of much greater importance. Unfortunately, this evaluation paints a story of scams, incompetence, recklessness, and greed.

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Teens Prefer Crypto & Fortnite’s V-Bucks Over Cash & Gift Cards
Nov21

Teens Prefer Crypto & Fortnite’s V-Bucks Over Cash & Gift Cards

A recent report is suggesting that teenagers are rapidly adopting cryptocurrencies and digital assets, which could have big implications for the future of finance.

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Tom Lee Remains Bullish on Bitcoin, Stands by $15K Price Target
Nov21

Tom Lee Remains Bullish on Bitcoin, Stands by $15K Price Target

Bitcoin’s price may have plummeted in recent days, but that crash seems to have done little to quell Fundstrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee’s bullish outlook on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. During an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Lee predicted a price recovery and stood by his most recent forecast suggesting a year-end Bitcoin price as high as $15,000.

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FCA Reportedly Considering Task Force Recommendation to Ban Crypto Derivatives
Nov20

FCA Reportedly Considering Task Force Recommendation to Ban Crypto Derivatives

When the UK government’s cryptocurrency taskforce reported to the government in late October, one of its recommendations advised officials to consider a complete ban on crypto derivatives like CFDs, futures, and options. UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Executive Director of Strategy and Competition Christopher Woolard has confirmed that regulators will consider such a ban, according to Finance Magnates.

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Product Delayed Until Early 2019
Nov20

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Product Delayed Until Early 2019

The NYSE’s parent company, The International Exchange (ICE) has postponed the launch of its Bitcoin futures product on its upcoming Bakkt platform to Jan. 24, 2019, according to a public notice from the company.

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Switzerland’s Largest Trading Exchange SIX Eyeing Blockchain Future
Nov20

Switzerland’s Largest Trading Exchange SIX Eyeing Blockchain Future

Switzerland’s largest stock exchange SIX is readying a new blockchain-based trading platform that they claim could replace the company’s current trading system entirely within ten years, according to a November 14 Reuters report.

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