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Everyone Should Have 1% of Their Assets in Bitcoin: Virgin Galactic Chair (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 1:00pm
Chamath Palihapitiya, former Facebook executive and Chairman of Virgin Galactic, says that everyone should have 1% of their net worth invested in Bitcoin. He cited Bitcoin’s quality as a totally uncorrelated asset class, and the overuse of leverage in traditional finance as reasons to hedge with BTC. Bitcoin is an asset class that stands alone...
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Bitcoin Breaks $9K Support, HODL On Everybody (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 11:37am
Bitcoin briefly broke through the $9,000 support level today, to a new swing low of $8960. The leading cryptocurrency has lost over $1500 in price since being rejected at the $10,600 resistance on February 13. Will We Ever See a Pre-Halving Bitcoin Run Up? It seems that Bitcoin’s uptrend has lost a lot of its bullish steam. The largest coin by...
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FBI Report: Bitcoin Ransom Payments Total $144M (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 11:00am
Ransomware attacks and similar extortion schemes took in an estimated $144 million in the course of 7 years. FBI estimates show most of the ransoms were paid in Bitcoin (BTC) and went straight to mixers or exchanges. Most Ransomware Required Payment in Bitcoin Attacks that lock files and require a ransom to decrypt them have lined up among the...
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EOS Burns $132M Worth of Tokens to Curb Inflation (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 10:00am
The EOS.IO ecosystem burned 34 million tokens locked in a savings account, and voted to decrease network inflation. EOS Voters Agree on Second Large-Scale Token Burn in a Year The EOS network went through another burn of tokens worth up to $132 million after the community decided on annulling redundant assets. Additionally, supply growth will be...
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Judge Reduces Bitcoin Miner CEO’s Role in $27M Pump-And-Dump (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 9:00am
A U.S. Judge has shown some sympathies to Robert B. Ladd, the CEO of Bitcoin mining firm MGT Capital Investments, over an alleged $27mn pump-and-dump scheme. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said that the SEC had failed to provide sufficient evidence that Ladd had violated securities laws. However, the Commission had successfully demonstrated his role...
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Samsung Increases Crypto Info Security on its Smartphones (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 8:00am
Korean electronics giant Samsung says it is improving the security infrastructure of its smartphones for enhanced protection of user’s crypto information. Samsung Eyes Tamper-resistant Crypto Information Storage In a press release issued on Tuesday (February 25, 2020), Samsung announced the introduction of a new Secure Element (SE) designed to...
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Will Crypto Markets Mirror 2019 and Dump All Altcoin Gains? (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 6:00am
Digital asset markets are pulling back harder today with many high cap crypto currencies dumping double digits. Will the correction wipe out all gains again as it did last year? Over the past 24 hours $15 billion has been unceremoniously dumped from crypto asset markets as spooked traders flood back into fiat. The pullback has been largely...
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Bitcoin Decouples From Gold, Has it Lost Safe Haven Status? (bitcoinist.com) 02/26/2020 - 4:00am
Bitcoin has plunged through key levels of support today dragging the entire crypto market down with it as usual. Gold conversely continues to rise, is BTC still a safe haven? Crypto markets have dumped over $15 billion in the past 24 hours as the correction accelerates. The move lower was largely expected after such an extended period of good...
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Germany’s Second Largest Exchange Adds New Bitcoin Trading Product (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 7:00pm
Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, has added a new inverse Bitcoin Exchange Traded Product (ETP). This will be the first crypto ETP, called 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP, which allows traders to short Bitcoin. World’s first Bitcoin short product, will the halving leave investors rekt? Boerse Stuttgart has just introduced a...
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Pompliano Says He Wouldn’t Buy XRP (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 6:13pm
Anthony Pompliano, host of the “Off the Chain” podcast and co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital, said he would not buy XRP when asked in an interview with CNN’s Julia Chatterley. Pomp set Bitcoin apart from other blockchain projects and said XRP has nothing driving value that he could point to. Pomp Shows No Love For Ripple’s XRP Final question: If...
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Ripple Partner Reports Loss In Q4 2019 (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 6:00pm
In a just-released earnings report, Ripple partner, MoneyGram, showed a USD $11.9 million loss for the fourth quarter of last year. This is the fifth consecutive quarter without a profit. Nevertheless, the company’s partnership with Ripple is set to open new sources of revenue. REVENUE FROM RIPPLE PARTNERSHIP IS OBSCURED Whereas there are many...
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Where You Can Spend Your Bitcoin in 2020 (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 5:00pm
Bitcoin catches a lot of flack because of its low transaction throughput and at times, higher fees and wild volatility. These can make it impractical to use for small purchases like coffee. However, let’s take a look at where you can actually use Bitcoin to buy stuff in the real world in 2020. Even though Bitcoin may not be the most convenient...
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Coronavirus Stalls China’s Progress with Central Bank Digital Currency (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 3:00pm
The coronavirus outbreak is reportedly delaying progress on China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) project. However, officials say Beijing is keen to see the pilot test happen before the end of the year. Central Digital Currency Plans Face Delays Over Coronavirus According to the Global Times, the deadly coronavirus outbreak is slowing down...
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3 Reasons Why Bitcoin is in the Red Today (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 2:00pm
Bitcoin is trading below USD $10,000 for the fifth consecutive day. Causes for this price correction can be tied to a series of predictable factors, none of which present a long-term threat to the overall crypto market. BITCOIN INVESTORS ARE TAKING PROFITS When commodities experience rapid spikes in value, some investors will always sell to secure...
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Mystery Miner Sweeps 9,000 Bitcoin Cash from SegWit Addresses (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 1:00pm
Over the course of two years, an unknown mining entity managed to sweep addresses for lost Bitcoin Cash (BCH), taking the coins as their own instead of returning them to owners. Lost Coins Grew Since 2017 Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Bitcoin Cash (BCH) stepped into a problem soon after its launch in August 2017. Due to address format similarities, over...
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France, Austria Join Forces to Combat Crypto Crime (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 12:00pm
Blockchain analysis offers a glimpse into potentially illegal behavior. Now, French and Austrian technology experts are joining forces to tackle crypto-based money laundering. Visualized Blockchain Connections Reveal Potential Illegal Usage The French blockchain security company NIGMA Conseil, and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), have...
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Bitcoin Price Hits $15k in Lebanon Amid Worsening Cash Crunch (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 11:00am
The Bitcoin (BTC) price premium in Lebanon is now over 50% with the average price quoted by peer-to-peer (P2P) sellers reaching $15,000. Lebanese Bitcoin Price Premium Continues to Rise According to data from P2P BTC trading platform Localbitcoins, the Bitcoin price premium in Lebanon is still on the rise, with sellers demanding as much as $15,000...
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FinCEN Rehires Chainalysis Exec to ‘Confront Emerging Threats’ (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 10:00am
Chainalysis chief technical counsel Michael Mosier will return to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in a new role as Deputy Director and Digital Innovation Officer. According to FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco, Mosier is the “right person with the right skills, at exactly the right time.” FinCEN Seeks Help Engaging Industry and Government...
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How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig at Home in 2020 (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 9:00am
Ethereum (ETH) has become more appealing in 2020, with prices rising above $270. Mining has also picked up, awarding 2 ETH each 15 seconds, or 8 ETH per minute. Ethash Still Accessible to Home-Based Mining Rigs In 2020, the Ethash algorithm is still amenable to home-based mining, and it is possible to build a rig and compete for block rewards. An...
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Just In: Warren Buffett Gave Away His Bitcoin From Justin Sun (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 8:39am
Yesterday, Warren Buffett doubled down on his anti-crypto stance. He came out on air in a CNBC interview stating that he didn’t own cryptocurrency and he never will. But that claim was disputed today by Justin Sun, who provided the blockchain explorer details to prove it. So, who’s right? Warren Buffett’s Brutal Rebuff of Cryptocurrency Yesterday...
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Russia’s Richest Man is Launching His Own Crypto Token (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 7:00am
Billionaire Vladimir Potanin has received approval from the Russian central bank to launch his own blockchain-based platform and token to be used by consumers, Bloomberg reports. Oligarch Brings Blockchain to the Masses Vladimir Potanin, who recently became the richest man in Russia as per Forbes, wants to expand his blockchain platform by...
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Ripple’s XRP Scores Two New Crypto Exchange Listings (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 7:00am
Two crypto exchanges serving international crypto markets announced the addition of XRP. Valr.com, a South African exchange, and Luno, a Singapore-based exchange that also serves 40 nations with over 3 million users. Can emerging economies give XRP the price push it needs? XRP will now be available to millions of new investors thanks to recent...
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World’s Richest Lose Billions in Stock Rout, Is Bitcoin The Answer? (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 6:00am
Yesterday’s stock market plunge was one of the largest single day losses in history resulting in the fortunes of the world’s billionaires shrinking a little. Can bitcoin be the answer to this epic wealth gap? Global stock markets were pounded on Monday with some shedding as much as 4% in a single day. While this is a relatively small percentage in...
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Crypto Exchange Exec: Bitcoin Will Not Stop at $100,000 (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 4:00am
Bitcoin is holding on to gains today as the threat of a larger correction looms. The long term outlook is extremely bullish though, at least according to one crypto exchange executive. Kraken Director on $100k Bitcoin Kraken’s director of business development, Dan Held, sat down with Nuggets News CEO Alex Saunders to discuss global markets, why...
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Will Bitcoin Head and Shoulders Play Out in Dump to $8,300? (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 2:00am
Bitcoin prices have slowly inched back today but they are currently holding at support as another day’s trading gets under way. A head and shoulders pattern could be bad news for short term direction. Crypto markets have had another day of declines with total capitalization shrinking by almost 3% as $8 billion leaves the space. They are now...
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New Crypto Exchange Coming Soon From Amsterdam (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 5:04pm
Retail brokerage firm BUX announced that it would gradually launch its crypto trading platform soon. The Dutch company will start accepting the first clients in the first week of March. BUX Rebrands Crypto Platform Blockport While there are many specialized crypto exchanges out there, many stock or forex-oriented brokerage firms are keen to become...
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Whale Moves 31 Million XRP to Bitstamp, is Ripple Dumping Again? (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 4:23pm
A recent tweet by Whale Alert announced 31,300,000 XRP tokens had been sent to Bitstamp exchange from an unknown wallet. The wallet in question has sold millions of these tokens in the past, which it received from a known Ripple wallet. Will the Ripple community tolerate the dumping? Despite dissent from the the XRP community, it appears Ripple...
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Bank of England Adds Support for Central Bank Digital Currency (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 12:00pm
The latest voice adding to the chorus of support for a digital currency is that of Sarah John, the Bank of England’s chief cashier. She says it is “crucial” that central banks take action fast. UK Digital Currency Starting to Look More Likely Like a deck of cards, more and more superpowers are folding to the notion of issuing their own central...
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Gold Hits 7-Year High on Coronavirus Fears, Bitcoin Pump Next? (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 11:00am
The highly contagious coronavirus is racking up more cases outside of China and causing stock markets to tumble. As a result, investors are shifting to safe haven assets such as U.S. government bonds and gold, but Bitcoin has yet to budge. New Coronavirus Figures Shake European Equities Markets As Italy imposed a strict quarantine on 10 towns...
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Warren Buffett Declares He Will Never Own Cryptocurrency (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 10:20am
In an interview just released on CNBC, billionaire financier Warren Buffett reiterated his long-held position that cryptocurrency has no intrinsic value, and made clear that he would never own any. Buffett insisted that Bitcoin serves no real purpose, which is why it has not achieved mainstream use. WARREN BUFFETT STATES CRYPTOCURRENCY “DOES...
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Ivan on Tech Suspended on YouTube Amid New Crypto Sanctions (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 9:30am
The vlog of Ivan on Tech, one of the most influential crypto channels, faces another ban on YouTube. The suspension, which will also block one of the most influential daily live streams, will last until after the Bitcoin halving. YouTube Silences Influencers Until After Bitcoin Halving YouTube has once again silenced one of the most influential...
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Craig Wright “Is A Fraud”: Binance CEO Doesn’t Hold Back (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 8:54am
On a slow news day, what better than a tweet from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhou (CZ) to liven things up?… A tweet from CZ beginning with the immortal phrase, “[Craig Wright] is a fraud,” that’s what! CZ Is A Thoroughly Modern CEO As the CEO of one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, CZ has taken a hands-on approach. Virtually all of the...
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Janet Jackson’s Billionaire Ex Sues Facebook Over Crypto Scam (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 8:00am
Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, is suing Facebook over fake ads using his image to endorse a crypto scam. Al Mana’s Image Used to Endorse a Crypto Scam Facebook has come under fire again when it comes to cryptocurrency. This time around, it has nothing to do with the sharp-tongued critics of project Libra. Janet...
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Why Bitcoin May Not Skyrocket Immediately After Halving (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 6:00am
To form a bitcoin price prediction analysts generally look at previous market patterns and events. The two halvings that have already occurred may offer some indication as to what will happen after the next one, and there might not be the big pump that is expected. Weekend trading has been good for bitcoin which has touched $10k once again. The...
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Analysts Eye Pullback as Bitcoin Rejects $10k Again, Will BTC Dump? (bitcoinist.com) 02/24/2020 - 2:00am
Weekend trading on bitcoin markets has been profitable with another sustained move higher. Early trading on Monday however tells a different story as $10k was rejected again, analysts are now eyeing another pullback. Crypto markets were lifted over the weekend with another $10 billion added to take total capitalization back to $290 billion. Over...
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Will the Current Bitcoin Bull Cycle Run for Another 600 Days? (bitcoinist.com) 02/23/2020 - 1:17pm
A case study on past behavior envisions 2020 as the start of a new Bitcoin bull cycle, possibly lasting up to another 600 days. Halving Marks First Phase of Bitcoin Bull Cycle A TradingView user looked back at previous bull and bear cycles for Bitcoin and marked the starting and ending points. Prive moves in relation to halvings were also...
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Twitter CEO is Pushing Bitcoin’s Benefits For Black America (bitcoinist.com) 02/23/2020 - 11:58am
Jack Dorsey is encouraging his Twitter followers to take a closer look at a new book that discusses Bitcoin’s potential to benefit the African-American community. Dorsey’s endorsement calls attention to the challenges racial minorities often have with the legacy financial system. Bitcoin Can Transform The Lives Of African Americans The Twitter CEO...
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Should Millennials Invest in Bitcoin for their Retirement? (bitcoinist.com) 02/22/2020 - 3:45pm
As the global pension crisis worsens, millennials, are looking at novel retirement strategies, to protect their retirement security. Will bitcoin serve the purpose? Millennials’ Financial Situation Is ‘Relatively Dire’ Baby boomers, and then Generation X, popularized inflation-ridden investments and various retirement schemes that now are in...
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Can the Total Crypto Market Cap Hit $10 trillion by 2023? (bitcoinist.com) 02/22/2020 - 10:35am
Popular YouTube crypto analyst, Benjamin Cowen, has been considering the logarithmic regression band for the total cryptocurrency market cap in his latest video, and based on his analysis, thinks that the total digital asset market cap could hit $10 trillion during the next bull run. What’s A Logarithmic Regression Band? While it may sound like AI...
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JPMorgan Says Blockchain Is Laying Foundations for Digital Money (bitcoinist.com) 02/22/2020 - 8:30am
JPMorgan released a report last Friday, detailing the global enthusiasm for blockchain technology in the financial sector. In the 74-page report, JPMorgan described several projects that have developed the ‘real world’ financial application and as a result describes 2019 as the year of “the rise of digital money”. In the report, the US investment...
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Will Bitcoin Usher an Era of Digital Commodities Trading? (bitcoinist.com) 02/22/2020 - 6:32am
Bitcoin has shown that it can be used as a hedge against risk. Gold’s latest ascent has presented a scenario for safe-haven investments, and this trend may boost the case for owning $BTC. Gold Prices Peaked at Seven-year High, Rapid Growth in Past Six Months Gold has marked a seven-year high above $1,600, after growing rapidly in the past year...
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Here’s Why Even as a Bitcoiner you Shouldn’t Ignore Ethereum (bitcoinist.com) 02/22/2020 - 5:30am
Ethereum (ETH) is on a rising spree in 2020 w.r.t price. But its network is also established and increasingly proving quite significant. Bitcoin Supporters Should Own Some ETH for Upside Potential BTC blogger, Sylvain Saurel, looked at the reasons Ethereum is here to stay, and why Bitcoiners should not diss the project outright. Saurel believes...
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Bitcoin Addresses With Non-Zero Balances Hit All-Time High (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 5:00pm
The number of new Bitcoin addresses with a non-zero balance is at an all time high, surpassing the number of new addresses hodling BTC when prices hit $20K back in 2017. Bitcoin’s Richest addresses: Not as many as you might think Twitter user @IncomeSharks shared charts from Bitcoin onchain metrics API and Data site Glassnode Studio today, which...
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Ripple Launches New XRP Fraud Reporting Procedure (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 4:00pm
The company has created a page on its website where foul-play can be reported. This move represents the increasing attempts by Ripple to establish itself as a key player in global finance. FRAUD CAN BE REPORTED, BUT FUNDS NOT REVERSED The reporting website gives consumers the ability to make the company aware of fraudulent behavior involving the...
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Vodafone Includes Bitcoin in New Advert After Exiting Libra (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 3:00pm
Vodafone, the UK-based cellular provider, recently showcased Bitcoin in their latest German advert which debuted on the company’s Facebook page on Feb. 17th. Many perceive this to be a low blow towards Facebook, after Vodafone left the Libra Association earlier this year. Is Vodafone sending a message to Facebook’s Libra? Future Friday | Bitcoin...
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IRS Crypto Prosecutions Set to ‘Skyrocket’, Says US Tax Law Firm (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 12:00pm
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is expected to ramp up its cryptocurrency-related enforcement actions, a tax law office warns. US Revenue Agency Looking to Crack Down on Crypto Tax Evasion The IRS has not been explicit on how would it treat taxes related to cryptocurrency transactions. On the other hand, the agency has made it clear that it...
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Binance CEO Responds to FUD About its Malta Residency (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 11:06am
Changpeng Zhou, CEO of Binance, has strongly rebuked Maltese officials that have claimed his exchange is not authorized to operate in the island nation. Zhou asserts that Binance is not headquartered in Malta, but rather is a decentralized company. BINANCE CEO GIVES SHARP REPLY Zhou’s comments are surprising, as Binance has had an office in Malta...
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Chainalysis Enables Coinfield Exchange To ‘Know Your Transaction’ (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 11:00am
Blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis, will provide crypto exchange CornField with its Know-Your-Transaction (KYT) software, in a partnership announced yesterday. Chainalysis Extends its Reach CoinField will use the KYT software to identify high-risk cryptocurrency transactions in real time, receiving in-depth insights into the origins of each...
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NJ Politician Proposes New Crypto Regulatory Act (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 10:00am
New Jersey lawmaker Yvonne Lopez is concerned. There is a lack of consumer protection in the crypto space and she wants to put that right by introducing new regulatory measures. A Bill Regulating Crypto in New Jersey New Jersey Assemblywoman Lopez is the prime sponsor of new legislation labeled the “Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act” (A-...
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Here’s What You Need to Mine 1 Bitcoin From Home in 2020 (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 9:00am
For another 80 days, mining one Bitcoin will be relatively easy. After the halving, it will be roughly twice as resource-intensive to generate one new coin. Better start moving fast! Antminer S17 Raises Chances of Mining Success Generating one whole bitcoin per year through mining is not guaranteed, and cannot fit an exact estimation. The solving...
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