China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management […]

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New Survey Finds 40% of Chinese Want To Invest In Bitcoin

A new survey asked nearly 5000 Chinese people about their familiarity and interest in cryptocurrency. The results of the survey show that two in five or 40 percent wanting to invest in bitcoin, despite the current bear market. Subject Knowledge The survey found that 98 percent of the respondents had heard of at least one concept related to cryptocurrency […]

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Study: Asia Has More Impact on Bitcoin Price Than America and Europe

With events like SEC approval for Bitcoin ETFs and the introduction of cryptocurrency derivatives, it is easy to imagine the market being driven by news out of the United States. However, new research suggests that Asia, and not the West, is the dominant driver of Bitcoin price and cryptocurrency markets. Western Focus Might be Misleading […]

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China Wants To Stop Anonymous Blockchain Use: Reports

New cybersecurity rules currently out for public consultation in China would notionally force users to provide their real identity to use any kind of Blockchain-based service. Blockchain? You’ll Need Your Name And ID As South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports quoting local media sources, the Cyberspace Administration of China is currently seeking feedback on the proposals, […]

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China’s Oldest Tech Publication Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments

The oldest Chinese publication for science and technology news will begin accepting Bitcoin as subscription payments in 2019. As such, it’s going to become the very first media to accept cryptocurrencies for subscriptions. 0.1 BTC For 1 Year Subscription Beijing Science and Technology News’s Technology Life announced in an official press release that it will […]

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Bitcoin Tycoon Li Xiaolai Says He’s Done Investing In Blockchain Projects

BitFund founder and well-known Bitcoin holder Li Xiaolai said that he is going to stop personally investing into blockchain projects. Instead, he’s focusing on a career change. One of China’s biggest Bitcoin (BTC) 00 holders, Li Xiaolai, caused a huge stir in the local cryptocurrency community after he announced via Weibo that he would now […]

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How People Are Still Buying Bitcoin and ICO Tokens in China

Despite the statewide clampdown on initial coin offerings, investors in China can still take buy ICO tokens fairly easy.  Local ICO projects, on the other hand, take advantage of foreign-registered companies to circumvent the prohibitions. How to Buy Bitcoin in China Despite China’s blanket ban on all cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, investors can still […]

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Houston Rockets Inks Sponsorship Deal with Bitcoin Mining Pool ‘AntPool’

Popular National Basketball Association (NBA) team, Houston Rockets, recently entered into a sponsorship agreement with AntPool, one of the largest Bitcoin mining pools. The deal sees the Bitmain-owned AntPool sponsoring the Rockets for the upcoming 2018/2019 NBA season. Houston Rockets…to the Moon? According to SportsPro Media, the deal followed AntPool’s announcement of its newly built […]

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1.2 Million Canadians Introduced to No-Fee Crypto Trading

Canadian Coinberry and Swiss-based BRD announced a partnership, which is set to introduce 1.2 million BRD customers to crypto trading. New Crypto Trading Platforms Streaming Into the Market Trading bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies continues to attract investors. For instance, despite a bear market, cryptocurrency trading platforms are still being added to the market. On August […]

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Man Visits KuCoin’s Hong Kong Office To Find That It Does Not Exist

A Hong Kong man skeptical of the cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, paid a visit to its registered address in Hong Kong, only to find that it doesn’t actually exist. Communication Breakdown In a recent post on Medium, Jackson Wong from Hong Kong wrote about his experience visiting the KuCoin offices in Hong Kong — or rather not […]

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