• China: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Include Digital Currency Research
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 hour ago
    China’s Shenzhen Special Economic Zone will now support the research and promotion of digital funds and the national cryptocurrency based on the renminbi. On Aug. 18, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China outlined the plans for the future development of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, including the…
  • Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 12–18: BTC Premiums, Coinbase Blow, Binance Revival
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    Hong Kong and Argentina pay through the nose for Bitcoin, Binance could be back in the U.S. within months and Barclays cuts ties with Coinbase in the U.K. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst)…
  • Crypto Regulation Outlook in 2019 — What Is the Global Scenario?
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    Global investor sentiment toward the crypto industry seems to have shifted in recent years. Here’s how the regulations surrounding this space look in 2019… As the global investor community starts to become increasingly aware of what crypto has to offer, it appears as though this burgeoning asset class is becoming…
  • LTC Founder Charlie Lee Discloses Investment in BTC Development Firm Casa
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    Litecoin founder Charlie Lee acknowledged that he is one of the investors in Bitcoin personal key security firm Casa, congratulated it for a new high profile hire. On Aug. 16, Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee disclosed in a tweet that he is “an investor in Casa,” a Bitcoin (BTC) personal…
  • Bitcoin Fights to Hold at $10,150 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend
    Cointelegraph.com News - 7 hours ago
    Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are suffering moderate losses on the day as Bitcoin struggles to stay over the $10,150 mark again. Sunday, Aug. 18. — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are suffering moderate losses on the day, as Bitcoin (BTC) struggles to stay over the $10,150 mark…
  • Japan to Solarize Its Burgeoning Digital Economy, Expert Take
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    A look at green policy and crypto energy consumption in Japan. Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, which is currently produced with coal and fossil fuels that have adverse…
  • NEO Is in Talks to Integrate Celer Network to Improve Scalability
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    Blockchain project NEO is considering integrating Celer Networks layer-two scaling protocol to improve scalability. Blockchain project NEO is considering integrating Celer Network’s (CELR) layer-two scaling protocol to improve scalability.Faster transactions, more possibilitiesAs industry-focused news outlet Crypto Briefing reported on Aug. 17, John Wang, NEO’s director of Eco Growth, said that…
  • New Zealand Rules for Crypto Salary — Have Hopes Been Answered?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 17 hours ago
    New Zealand has published a new ruling on salary and bonuses paid in crypto being subject to a pay-as-you-earn tax. But what does that actually mean? The national tax authority of New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), has recently published binding rulings and guidance for salaries and bonuses paid in…
  • Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    Nahmii, Hubii’s blockchain scaling platform, reports a major week, announcing an IEO and the first member of its governing association two years after Hubii’s troubled ICO. Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a…
  • Crypto Markets Descending, With Bitcoin Price Sinking Below $10,200
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Most major cryptocurrency markets have seen a slight drop today, with Bitcoin price falling below the $10,200 point. Saturday, Aug. 17 —  Most major cryptocurrency markets have seen a slight drop today, with Bitcoin (BTC) falling below the $10,200 price point, according to data from Coin360.Market visualization. Source: Coin360BTC is…
  • Reconciling Blockchain Technology With California Consumer Privacy Act
    Cointelegraph.com News - 20 hours ago
    The upcoming implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has grave implications for businesses utilizing blockchain technology… The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, has signaled a new push in the United States to strengthen and broaden privacy regulations,…
  • South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone Releases Criteria for Crypto Listing
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone has released a set of criteria for digital currency projects to be listed on the exchange. South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone has released a set of criteria for determining whether to list new digital currency projects on the exchange.In a blog post published on Aug.…
  • A Different Look at Crypto Market and Top Assets, How Dominated Is It?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 23 hours ago
    The 25 largest crypto markets comprise roughly 94.40% of the capitalization of the combined market cap. With Bitcoin regaining market dominance of over two-thirds of the entire combined cryptocurrency capitalization, discussions regarding market share of prominent altcoins have largely left the dominant cryptocurrency discourse. Here is a different outlook on…
  • South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island’ Jeju Announces New Blockchain Initiative
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service. South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13.An island with blockchain ambitionsLocal news outlet JejuDomin reported on Aug. 14 that Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug.…
  • Binance Jersey to Reward Hacker Who Compromised Its Domain Name
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The white hat hacker who compromised crypto exchange Binance Jersey’s domain name and Twitter account will be compensated for cooperation. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will compensate the white hat hacker who compromised Binance Jersey’s Internet domain name and Twitter account.Binance Jersey Twitter and domain compromisedIn a post published on Aug. 16,…
  • Chainzilla and Pundi X to Enable Retail Bitcoin Payments in Panama
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Panama to see increased Bitcoin retail penetration through the Chainzilla and Pundi X combined efforts in the field of the blockchain point-of-sale payments. Cryptocurrency startup Pundi X announced that its point-of-sale payment gateway (XPOS) will soon be launched in Panama and its surrounding regions. Blockchain development company Chainzilla joined the…
  • QuadrigaCX Users Request Details on How EY Lost 103 Bitcoins
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Creditors of now-defunct crypto exchange QuadrigaCX are requesting information concerning the recent loss of 103 Bitcoins during the funds’ recovery. Users of now-defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are requesting further information concerning the recent loss of 103 Bitcoins (BTC) during the funds’ recovery.An unfortunate lossAs Cointelegraph reported in February, one…
  • Price Analysis 17/08: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, BNB, EOS, BSV, XMR, XLM
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Is the fall in Bitcoin over and should investors buy now, or will it plunge below $9,000? Let’s analyze the charts. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You…
  • Court Allows Blockchain.com’s Trademark Lawsuit Against Paymium to Proceed
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The New York Federal Court has allowed Blockchain.com’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Paymium’s “blockchain.io” to proceed. The New York Federal Court denied the motion to dismiss the ruling in the trademark infringement action by cryptocurrency wallet and exchange operator Blockchain.com against fintech startup Paymium and its CEO Pierre Noizat over…
  • Crypto Lender Nexo Pays Token Holders Over $2.4 Million in Dividends
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Nexo paid out $2,409,574.87 to token holders and reported an annualized dividend yield of 12.73%. Crypto lending firm Nexo has paid its token holders a total of $2,409,574.87 in dividends, reaching an annualized dividend yield of 12.73%.Nexo announced the completion of its dividend payments in a press release on Aug.…
  • Bitcoin SV Devs to Offer ‘Office Hours’ for Project Assistance, Consulting
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A Bitcoin SV developer has announced chatting and consulting services for other Bitcoin SV devs seeking help. Bitcoin SV blockchain developer and blockchain organization service Open Directory creator synfonaut has launched a consulting service called Office Hours. This service connects developers in need of assistance with experienced Bitcoin SV developers…
  • US Customs and Border to Trial Blockchain Shipping Proof-of-Concept
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection will test blockchain-based shipping for licensed shipping partners. A United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advisory committee is planning to launch a live test of its blockchain-based intellectual property rights proof of concept.The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will run its…
  • FinCEN Director Addresses Casino Compliance With Obligations Regarding Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco urged casinos to follow the agency’s guidelines in regards to suspicious convertible virtual currency activity. Kenneth A. Blanco, the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has urged casinos to follow the agency’s guidelines in regards to suspicious convertible virtual currency (CVC) activity.During his speech…
  • Biggest Crypto Hedge Funds and What They Tell About the Market
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Who are the biggest hedge funds operating in crypto today and how much do they have invested in crypto and blockchain firms? The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies stands at $293 billion, and while much of this value has been generated by individual traders buying and selling their own private…
  • Coinbase Accidentally Saves Unencrypted Passwords of 3,420 Customers
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Coinbase resets the passwords of over 3,000 customers in response to a bug that logged their real passwords in clear text. Major crypto platform Coinbase has emailed 3,420 Coinbase customers to disclose an accident with customer registration. Some registration details were apparently stored in clear text on the logs of…
  • CoinGecko Joins AMLT Network to Combat Exchange Fraud, Scams, Hacks
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    CoinGecko has joined a blockchain analytics network focusing on anti-money laundering and know your customer issues in an effort to improve its exchange transparency services. Crypto market aggregator CoinGecko has joined the network of blockchain analytics and anti-money laundering (AML) company Coinfirm. This partnership will reportedly allow CoinGecko to improve…
  • Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The over 5 million merchants registered with the Thai QR code system can now accept payment in privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin. Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App.According to an announcement published by Zcoin on…
  • Mike Tyson: ‘I Am Not Involved With Fight to Fame or Their Countdown Website’
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Ex-champion American boxer Mike Tyson refutes involvement with Fight to Fame, a blockchain project alleged to be a fraudulent scheme. Disclaimer: This story is a follow-up to a piece published by Cointelegraph Aug. 13, which appears to be based on flawed sources and which should consequently be considered incorrect.American legendary…
  • Crypto Market Sends Mixed Signals as Ether and Bitcoin Price See Green
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The crypto market is seeing mixed movement but Ether price and Bitcoin price are among those in the green. Friday, Aug. 16 — Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are seeing some upward movement as XRP continues to slump.Market visualization. Source: Coin360Bitcoin is trading at $10,480 at press time, representing a…
  • IRS Crypto Reporting Letter: A Wake-Up Call No Matter Who Gets One
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    More than 10,000 taxpayers with crypto transactions will receive letters from the IRS by the end of August. The IRS has begun sending letters to people with digital currency transactions who may have failed to report income and pay taxes, or who did not report their transactions properly. By the end of…