CFTC Says Bitcoin Trader Who Lost $1.1M Will Serve 15 Months in Jail

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that a former employee of Consolidated Trading will serve 15 months in jail and pay $1.1 million for Bitcoin fraud. Employer Tipped Off Authorities According to sources including US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a social media commentator citing “people close” to the matter, Joseph Kim […]

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Trezor Model T Now Supports 10 More Cryptos Including Monero, Ripple

Popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet Trezor has introduced two firmware updates on both of its models – Trezor Model T and Trezor One. The move comes shortly after the wallet enabled its users to exchange directly through its interface. Trezor Model T Supports More Cryptocurrencies According to the official release, the new firmware for Trezor Model […]

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Square, Boosted By Its Bitcoin Business, Posts First Ever Profit in Q3

Jack Dorsey’s financial services provider, Square, has reported its first quarterly profit of $20 million. The bitcoin-integrated payments company also beat Wall Street estimates for Q3 earnings and revenue. Square Finally Sees Profits Hotly following the news that Square had leapfrogged the market cap of  Twitter, the company released it’s Q3 2018 Results. The first ever quarterly […]

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Blockchain Wallet Announces $125M Stellar Lumens (XLM) Airdrop

Blockchain plans to distribute $125 million worth of Stellar Lumens (XLM) to its 28 million users who register for the historic airdrop. What a Stellar Idea! Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain is planning to host what it calls the “largest crypto giveaway in history.” The company intends to disperse $125 million in Stellar Lumens (XLM) to […]

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Bitly Blocks 200 Links From Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Ethereum’

Bitly (bit.ly) has come under fire from cryptocurrency circles after the business appeared to block all the links from Andreas Antonopoulos’ new book. Bitly Silent On Surprise Block Antonopoulos, who is weeks away from publishing his latest guide, ‘Mastering Ethereum,’ publicly took issue with the URL shortening service and link management platform on social media after a […]

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Bithumb Launching US Securities Exchange with SeriesOne Partnership

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has joined the league of exchanges diversifying their international offerings by setting up a US securities trading platform.  Preempting ‘Global’ Blockchain Asset Tokenization Through a partnership with blockchain fundraising platform SeriesOne, Bithumb seeks to speed up its growth into a “global financial firm” by cornering the securities token market, local […]

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Crypto Robo-Advisors Are Fueling the Rise of Long-Term Investors

Cryptocurrency robo-advisors like New Wave Capital continue to grow despite bear markets in 2018. Some think their popularity could rope in more outsiders to invest in digital currencies for the long-term.    2018 has been a rough year for crypto prices. The ripple effects have been felt across exchanges and other major institutions within the […]

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Study: 60% of Eligible Voters Believe Crypto Donations Should Be Legal In Federal Elections

A Clovr survey of 1,023 registered voters in the United States found that 60% of respondents thought it should be legal to donate crypto in federal elections. Clovr, a “company focused on promoting the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology,” has carried out a few surveys to gauge people’s attitudes about cryptocurrency. In early October, the […]

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eToro Partnership Sees Binance Coin Exchangeable For Fiat For First Time

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance today saw its in-house token Binance Coin (BNB) become available to buy and sell with fiat currency for the first time. BNB Leaves The Crypto Realm In a partnership with UK-based trading platform eToro, the exchange will open up its token, which traders can use to pay fees, to direct exchange against […]

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After Coinbase, PayPal Bans Social Media Platform Gab ‘Just Because’

Gab.ai, the social messaging platform born in 2016 as an answer to the “Big Social Monopoly” of extant social media giants, has lost access to its PayPal account. PayPal: Gab Should ‘Find Alternative’ Gab, which in June saw itself unexpectedly banned from US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase, did not receive an explanation from […]

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