Could Russia replace the US Dollar with Bitcoin as a reserve currency? According to one prominent Russian economist, the Kremlin could begin diversifying billions of dollars into Bitcoin as early as February – when the United States plans to introduce new sanctions against Russia. Russian economist and lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and […]BitcoinerX.
01/09/2019 / 05:00:49
FOMO Moments Crypto markets rallying once again; Ethereum, XRP and NEO leading the way. The Santa crypto rally has continued for the day before Christmas. The minor pullback on Saturday was just that, minor, and things have moved upwards again as cryptocurrencies make further gains from their lowest levels of the year. Total market capitalization...The post A $10 Billion Christmas Gift for Crypto as Rally Continues appeared first on NewsBTC.
12/24/2018 / 08:00:46
Draft legislation designed to hamper Iran’s efforts to create a sovereign cryptocurrency has been introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Blocking Iran Illicit Finance Act bans U.S. citizens and companies from all transactions and dealings in Iranian digital currency. The bill also introduces sanctions against foreign nationals and organizations that support the development of the […]Bitcoin News.
12/23/2018 / 21:30:12
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Two U.S. congressmen have introduced a bill aimed at amending the country’s securities laws to exclude cryptocurrencies from the definition of a security. The bipartisan bill also seeks to adjust taxation and create tax exemptions for certain cryptocurrency transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Bill Introduced U.S. Reps. Warren […]Bitcoin News.
12/21/2018 / 14:45:58
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Many had predicted a year end Santa rally for Bitcoin and crypto markets. It appears that this has kicked in over the past few days as most cryptos are making daily gains. The big question however is how long will this rally last? Bitcoin Santa Rally Welcomed but Cautioned A gain of 25% in less...The post How Much Steam Is Left In The Christmas Crypto Rally? appeared first on NewsBTC.
12/21/2018 / 10:00:57
Published on CoinnounceThe cryptocurrency market is appearing of recuperation – but has Bitcoin hit bottom? Maybe Not! In recent hours, splendid lights have been sparkling in the realm of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, with an ascent in prices over the board. Moreover, Bitcoin – which has been in the high $3000s for the recent weeks – has jabbed […]The post The Bitcoin Bear Market is not over yet, BTC aiming $3650 again? appeared first on Coinnounce.
12/21/2018 / 06:17:13
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Iran is in the middle of a bit of an economic crisis right now. Due to hiccups caused by the sanctions that were imposed by the United States government a while back, the government of Iran has had its hands full with merely keeping its economy afloat. Due to this, it would appear that theCCN
12/20/2018 / 02:21:11
Published on CoinnounceThe constant losses Bitcoin has been experiencing in the past month were sharply interrupted yesterday, December 17th. After trading in the red for a larger portion of the last 34 days, Bitcoin’s value is seeing a small surge, and the coin’s price exceeded $3,500 yesterday and is currently trading at $3469 according to CoinGecko. Many are […]The post Is Bitcoin ready for the Santa Rally: Off to $4400. appeared first on Coinnounce.
12/18/2018 / 12:04:40
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The US sanctions against Iran have cut the global economic corridors for the Western Asian country. And the latest victims of this ongoing political mishap are students. According to the Guardian, hundreds of Iranians students in the United Kingdom have been denied banking services. As a result, they are falling behind their payment dues, including … ContinuedCCN
12/18/2018 / 05:43:36
Timothy C. May, widely recognised as the progenitor of modern cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, has passed away at his home in Corralitos, California, at the age of 67. The renowned cryptography expert and former Intel engineer was a founding member of the Cypherpunk Mailing List and the author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto. He is creditedCCN
12/18/2018 / 04:43:24
According to an Iranian official, the integration of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy, per reports on the Tehran Times. Alireza Daliri, a Deputy for Management Development and Resources at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, stated that blockchain technology could provide Iran with a platform to … ContinuedCCN
12/17/2018 / 19:04:47
Before cryptocurrencies started to be widely used for speculation, they were first of all meant to be an unstoppable method for people to control their own money. A new example that this is still a needed use case comes from the U.K., where Iranian students have to bypass the banking system which they can no […]Bitcoin News.
12/17/2018 / 10:55:51
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country’s crypto industry. The move aims to establish Bahrain as a regional leader in the fintech sector and restore its role as a major banking hub in the Persian Gulf. Also read: New Bitcoin […]Bitcoin News.
12/14/2018 / 22:30:17
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Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency designed to counter inflation, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the Venezuelan president’s decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by President’s Latest Proclamation Venezuelans have blasted […]Bitcoin News.
12/06/2018 / 00:40:10
Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted two bitcoin addresses, announcing that the wallets associated Iranian citizens Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan had been added to the Specially Designated Nationals sanctions list. The sanctions, which are the first of their kind, are part of a wider move to track and […]Crypto Insider.
12/04/2018 / 13:23:01
The Swiss financial watchdog has published the guidelines for the FinTech license which allows companies to receive public deposits of up to 100 million Swiss Francs. The revised Banking Act, designed to promote innovation, has also opened doors to crowd-lending businesses within the regulatory sandbox. Swiss Regulator Announces License With Relaxed Requirements for FinTech Startups The...NewsBTC.
12/04/2018 / 09:00:33
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 7 Crypto Justice: Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the State. The 19th century individualist-anarchist Benjamin Tucker referred to anarchism as “society by contract.” The contracts could express any exchange, from leases to prostitution, from insurance policies to drug […]Bitcoin News.
12/01/2018 / 16:00:55
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Latest Bitcoin News In a laughable move, the United States Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued “sanctions” against two Bitcoin addresses–149w62rY42aZBox8fGcmqNsXUzSStKeq8C and 1AjZPMsnmpdK2Rv9KQNfMurTXinscVro9V—belong to two Iranians–Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan, accused on assisting hackers launder their Bitcoin proceeds. The Bitcoins obtained from victims of a SamSam ransomware scheme were converted to Iranian Rial. With...The post BTC/USD Price Analysis: Price Stall at $4,300 as The US OFAC “sanction” Bitcoin Addresses appeared first on NewsBTC.
11/30/2018 / 07:15:38
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has informed Belarusian customers that its services will no longer be available in their country. The announcement follows reports of similar restrictions for residents of other nations under economic sanctions, such as the Islamic Republic of Iran and Zimbabwe. Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Belarusians Lose Access […]Bitcoin News.
11/29/2018 / 20:00:45
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It has been widely reported this week that the U.S. government has blacklisted two BTC addresses linked to cyber crime. These particular addresses were singled out because their owners are believed to be Iranians, whose country is currently facing heavy economic sanctions from the U.S. While the BTC addresses are clearly connected to ransomware, mainstream […]Bitcoin News.
11/29/2018 / 14:20:27
The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the two “Iran-based individuals,” are Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan. According to a U.S Treasury press release today they helped exchange BitcoinRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
11/29/2018 / 05:00:11
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Bitcoin addresses used to funnel funds derived from ransomware to Iran. The ongoing sanctions by the United States against Iran is putting a major squeeze upon the Middle Eastern country. Iran is circumventing the sanctions by using ransomware attacks and other hacks to raise funds. One such avenue...Live Bitcoin News.
11/28/2018 / 20:30:26
For the first time ever, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that they have sanctioned two Bitcoin wallet addresses connected to a ransomware scheme associated with two Iranian men. Bitcoin Wallets Sanctioned in Unprecedented Case As first today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control claimed that the two men indicted in the sanctions,...NewsBTC.
11/28/2018 / 18:30:10
A government plan to counter economic sanctions is coming into force in Venezuela after parliament passed a law on crypto asset regulation. The law, originally proposed by the country’s leader Nicolás Maduro, gives legal effect to the petro, Venezuela’s multi-asset-backed digital currency. Also read: Nigeria’s Opposition Leader Promises Cryptocurrency Policy If Elected President ‘Breaking Financial and […]Bitcoin News.
11/24/2018 / 00:57:45
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Research has found that the value of Bitcoin payments handled by processors has dropped by nearly 80 percent. The findings come at a time when the market saw relative stability during the summer months. From $427 Million to $96 Million After the bull run at the end of 2017, 2018 has shown a different picture....The post Chainalysis: Bitcoin Payments Drop by Nearly 80% to $96 Million appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
11/23/2018 / 14:30:06
Silvergate Bank, headquartered in San Diego as a California state-chartered bank, started its cryptocurrency-related business in 2013. Now its parent company wants to go public, revealing that 483 companies from the crypto industry are using the services of the ''bitcoin-friendly” bank. Also Read: Survey Finds McAfee Is the Most Influential Crypto Trading Figure $1.7B of […]Bitcoin News.
11/22/2018 / 10:55:06
Italy’s financial regulator, the National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (CONSOB), has warned against three cryptocurrency companies engaged in schemes to promote cryptocurrency mining and investments. CONSOB said the companies were neither licensed nor authorized to provide the services they promised. Also read: North Korea to Hold Crypto Conference in April Cease and Desist […]Bitcoin News.
11/22/2018 / 03:10:43
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Bakkt says Bitcoin’s status as a commodity, as well as its high customer demand, are the primary reasons for choosing to begin its cryptocurrency futures trading with Bitcoin. Meanwhile, the platform recently postponed the launch of its BTC futures contract to January 2019. Bitcoin is King In a tweet published on Wednesday (November 21, 2018), Bakkt provided answers to why it chose to begin with Bitcoin futures trading. According to the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned Bakkt,Read MoreBitcoinist.com.
11/21/2018 / 20:00:30
In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of developments in the institutional segment, including a new BTC spot index, a delay in the launch of a futures platform and an investment by Binance in an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk in San Francisco. We also cover an investigation into Tether and, on a […]Bitcoin News.
11/21/2018 / 10:50:08
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Published on CoinnounceBakkt launch delayed Bakkt, Bitcoin futures exchange every cryptocurrency enthusiast has been waiting for has been delayed from its earlier launching in December this year to January next year. But the reason for the delay is quite interesting. The official statement from the exchange said: Given the volume of interest in Bakkt in the work […]Coinnounce.
11/21/2018 / 06:09:59
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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 […]Bitcoin News.
11/17/2018 / 19:20:08
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Muslim countries around the world are planning to push back against the U.S. dollar’s long global dominance by creating a common digital currency for use in Islamic states. The dollar has evolved into a “sanctioning tool,” charged Erol Yarar, chairman of the Muslim-focused business lobby group International Business Forum (IBF). It has lost its purpose […]Bitcoin News.
11/17/2018 / 00:30:27
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In Friday’s edition of The Daily, we look at Bitsane’s decision to list tether (USDT) and trade it against the euro. We also cover two other recent announcements in the crypto-space. Digital asset trading platform Covesting is launching operations in Gibraltar, where it has obtained a distributed ledger technology license. And Swissone, a Zug-based digital […]Bitcoin News.
11/16/2018 / 12:45:20
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CoinSpeakerCoinbase CTO Calls for Home Crypto Mining, Recommends Suitable DeviceA new crypto startup Coinmine, recommended by Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan for home mining, can currently mine Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Monero and Zcash.Coinbase CTO Calls for Home Crypto Mining, Recommends Suitable Device
11/16/2018 / 09:19:58
A startup backed by Coinbase and Arrington Ventures has launched a cryptocurrency miner for domestic use. The new device, however, won’t be powerful enough to mine Bitcoin (BTC). Mass-Market Appeal Coinmine — a startup ran by computer scientist Farb Nivi and industrial designer Justin Lambert — has taken the challenge to bring cryptocurrency mining to the masses. They’re set to release a new mining device called Coinmine One, which is supposedly easy to use and shouldn’tRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
11/16/2018 / 02:00:04
On November 5th, the United States put into effect the harshest round of sanctions on Iran to date, scaling back Tehran’s ability to do business with foreign entities significantly. As a result of these sanctions, and mounting pressure from the U.S., Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the international payments facilitator, has cut off […]Crypto Insider.
11/15/2018 / 16:50:23
Experts from Russia will provide support for the development of Iran’s crypto-economy. The cooperation is part of an agreement reached by representatives of leading industry organizations from the two countries, both subjected to western sanctions. Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Crypto Associations Sign Cooperation Agreement The document has been signed by […]Bitcoin News.
11/15/2018 / 00:55:42
Iran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas […]Bitcoin News.
11/11/2018 / 01:15:43
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The Central Bank of Iran has been cut off from the global monetary system, after the Swift banking network bowed to U.S. pressure. The move leaves Iran’s 81 million citizens financially excluded and facing serious economic consequences, amidst renewed U.S. sanctions. America’s coercion of Swift attests to the stranglehold the nation exerts on the world […]Bitcoin News.
11/09/2018 / 16:10:58
CoinSpeakerNew Futuristic City Running on Blockchain Technology to be Established in NevadaCryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns has acquired more than 67,000 acres of land in northern Nevada for building a new city that would run entirely on blockchain. New Futuristic City Running on Blockchain Technology to be Established in Nevada
11/09/2018 / 15:05:47
Legal figures engaging with cryptocurrency are warning over continued regulatory uncertainty impacting businesses after US regulators fined EtherDelta almost $400,000 November 8. EtherDelta Could Set Precedent EtherDelta, which operated since 2016 as a smart contract on Ethereum, fell victim to securities obligations under the US’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), leaving owner Zachary Coburn liable for penalties totaling $388,000. This, securities lawyer Jake Chervinsky and Blockchain chief legal officer Marco Santori among others note, comesRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
11/09/2018 / 11:00:08
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CoinSpeakerEx-Google CEO: Ethereum has a Tremendous PotentialFormer Google (GOOGL) CEO Eric Schmidt recently revealed that he’s a fan of blockchain technology and digital currencies, specifically referencing the likes of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).Ex-Google CEO: Ethereum has a Tremendous Potential
11/08/2018 / 15:30:18
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