Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Daily: US Bank to Issue Crypto Cards, Coinbase Updates Wallet

The Daily In Sunday’s edition of The Daily, we cover the upcoming launch of a new Visa debit card that will allow users in the U.S. to spend cryptocurrencies through conversion to fiat. We also mention the updated Coinbase wallet and take a look at an educational course that’s going to reward students with digital coins.     Also read: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes Crypto.com to Launch Prepaid Visa Cards in the US New York-based Metropolitan Commercial Bank and Foris Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

Finance An exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies reportedly will start trading on Switzerland’s Six stock exchange next week. The product will be available to both retail and institutional investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Trading on Six Swiss Exchange The Financial Times reported on Friday that Switzerland’s Six exchange has given a green light to a cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP). The news outlet elaborated: The Amun Crypto ETP, which will start trading next week on the Six exchange in […]

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More Cryptocurrency Exchanges Opening in Thailand, SEC Warns Approvals Needed

Regulation A growing number of companies are entering the cryptocurrency space in Thailand. However, they have not applied for approval from the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), prompting the regulator to issue several warnings against unapproved operators. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Companies Entering Thai Crypto Space Since Thailand enacted its cryptocurrency regulations in May, a growing number of companies have been launching crypto exchanges and issuing tokens in the country. Q Exchange, a joint venture between Thai and South Korean companies, […]

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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Economy & Regulation In less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services.     Also read: Isle of Man Updates Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Businesses Approval Takes About Two Weeks Estonia, which is among the first jurisdictions in the European Union to […]

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The Cobo Vault Hardware Wallet Will Outlive You

Reviews The arms race between hardware wallet manufacturers is showing no signs of abating. Every new device must be more secure, robust and impregnable than its predecessor to claim the bragging rights and earn the shekels of the crypto rich, to whom nothing but the best will do. The Cobo Vault is the latest hardware wallet clamoring to be the best device of its kind. Also read: Which Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is Best for You? In a Post-Apocalyptic Society, Many Years From Now… The year is 2140 and […]

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Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

News The leading crypto industry association in Crimea has proposed establishing an international training center to prepare experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions. The idea is to use advanced technologies associated with cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors to these jurisdictions. Also read: Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses Plan for Crypto Course Put Forward in Crimea As part of the initiative, the Crimean Republican Association of Blockchain Investment Technologies (Krabit) intends to launch an educational course that could become part of […]

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Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

News It’s been a crazy week in cryptocurrency land as a large portion of the community watched the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network split into two chains on Nov. 15. Following the 24 hours of the BCH hash war, an interesting message was found stemming from block height 9 that claims there is an “issue with Segwit.” Of course, a few cryptocurrency developers have once again deemed the latest Satoshi signature as “fake” and have explained that the new message was likely another fluke attempt by Craig Wright. […]

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Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Confident a Resolution Is in Sight

News On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community entered the third day of its hash war, with many supporters growing confident that a resolution may be in sight. Close to 300 blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin ABC side of the chain using the new consensus ruleset, which has also given the network the most accumulated proof of work. In addition to the hash battles of the last few days, the first major cryptocurrency exchange, Bittrex, has re-opened bitcoin cash deposits and given the […]

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The Daily: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes

The Daily In Saturday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Q3’s figures for initial coin offerings, and ponder where they go from here in the wake of fresh SEC scrutiny. We also take a look at how exchanges are reacting to the Bitcoin Cash fork. Some platforms have already enabled deposits and withdrawals, while others are waiting till the dust has settled. Also read: SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers Exchanges Respond to the Bitcoin Cash Fork In the build-up to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard […]

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A Brief Introduction to Voluntaryism for Crypto Neophytes

Op-Ed The blockchain space appeals to freethinkers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Many of these iconoclasts practice voluntaryism, although a philosophy which new entrants may have not heard about. This is because they entered into the ecosystem from the financial realm, and their sole focus has been on accumulating more wealth. This is a shame. The impetus for cypherpunks to build encrypted technologies arose from a spirit of sovereignty – not just moneymaking schemes.  Also read: Nvidia Misses Q3 Revenue Target as Cryptocurrency Slump Weighs on Business What Is Voluntaryism? Sovereignty […]

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