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China Testing Digital Currency in Major Cities, Including Beijing and Hong Kong

China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced the pilot run of the country’s central bank-backed digital currency in major cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau. It will also be tested during the 2022 Winter Olympics games in Beijing, the ministry … read more.

South African Firms Ordered to Cease Crypto Debit Card Scheme in 2 US States

South African Firms Ordered to Cease Crypto Debit Card Scheme in 2 US States

Two U.S. states have issued emergency cease and desist orders to South African firms and a South African national promoting a cryptocurrency debit card scheme. The companies claim that the card is like a traditional Mastercard but the states say … read more.

Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trusts from Grayscale Investments Begin Trading

Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trusts from Grayscale Investments Begin Trading

Grayscale Investments’ Litecoin Trust (LTCN) and Bitcoin Cash Trust (BCHG) have received DTC eligibility on Monday, which means the shares can begin trading publicly. The firm’s latest funds give investors exposure to the crypto assets bitcoin cash and litecoin and … read more.

Amid US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ USPS Files Patent for Blockchain Mail-in Voting Scheme

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is falling apart at the seams and many Americans are blaming the Trump administration. The USPS may have to deal with the U.S. election ballot process, as mail-in votes may be the dominant practice … read more.

4 of South Korea's Largest Banks to Provide Cryptocurrency Services

4 of South Korea’s Largest Banks to Provide Cryptocurrency Services

Four of the top five South Korean banks have reportedly announced their plans to provide cryptocurrency services. The announcements came ahead of the crypto regulation that will soon go into effect in South Korea. Largest Korean Banks Entering Crypto Space … read more.

$217 Million Pour Into Grayscale's Crypto Funds Following Bitcoin TV Ad Campaign

$217 Million Pour Into Grayscale’s Crypto Funds Following Bitcoin TV Ad Campaign

Grayscale Investments announced that it has raked in record investments of $217 million the week its TV commercial campaign launched. The company’s crypto TV commercial kicked off on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, and FOX Business. Following Grayscale, Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital … read more.

3 People Arrested in Hong Kong for Cheating Bitcoin ATMs

3 People Arrested in Hong Kong for Cheating Bitcoin ATMs

The authorities in Hong Kong have arrested three people in connection with robberies from six bitcoin ATMs after two cryptocurrency exchanges reported funds being illegally withdrawn from them. 6 Bitcoin ATMs Targeted The Hong Kong Police Force’s cybersecurity and technology … read more.

Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball Says Now Time to Buy Bitcoin

Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball Says Now Time to Buy Bitcoin

Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball is advising wealthy investors to acquire bitcoin because it is the only asset that cannot be undermined by the government. Ball made the comments while discussing adjustments that investors need to make to their … read more.

US Regulator Charges Tech Firm, CEO in $5 Million ICO Fraud Case

US Regulator Charges Tech Firm, CEO in $5 Million ICO Fraud Case

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly charged Virginia-based Boontech and CEO, Rajesh Pavithran for fraud and registration violations. The charges stem from an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised $5 million from 1,500 investors around the world … read more.

Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week

Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week

Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber, and more. Dex trading growth … read more.

72% of Investors Will Hold Bitcoin Even if Price Falls to $0

72% of Investors Will Hold Bitcoin Even if Price Falls to $0

A new poll finds that 72% of bitcoin investors are bullish about the cryptocurrency and will hold onto it even if the price somehow falls to zero. A total of 22,635 votes were gathered for this survey. Most Bitcoin Investors … read more.

Capital One Files Patent for Cryptocurrency Market AI Prediction System

Capital One Files Patent for Cryptocurrency Market AI Prediction System

Major U.S. financial services company Capital One has filed a new patent application for a cryptocurrency analysis and trading system that will attempt to predict crypto market trends and generate trading decisions using artificial intelligence (AI). Capital One’s Cryptocurrency AI … read more.

Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Torrential downpours of nonstop rain have been wreaking havoc in China’s Sichuan province, which has caused some operations to shut down ASIC mining devices. Reports from the region show that certain areas have seen electrical shortages and the aftermath is … read more.

Report: Bitcoin Untied from the Economic Cycle, 'Largely Uncorrelated to Other Asset Classes'

Report: Bitcoin Untied from the Economic Cycle, ‘Largely Uncorrelated to Other Asset Classes’

On Tuesday, Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a report which shows that bitcoin is a unique asset, but is “largely uncorrelated to other asset classes” like commodities and traditional stocks. Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a new report … read more.

Big Brother Nigeria Housemates Participate in Bitcoin Quiz, Get $500 BTC as Reward

Eighteen housemates of Nigeria’s version of Big Brother took part in a bitcoin quiz with each participant getting $500 worth of BTC as prize money. Big Brother Naija (BBN) reportedly agreed to this unusual step as part of moves to … read more.

Bitmain Retains Only a 'Minuscule Lead' Over Competitor Microbt Amid Ongoing Power Tussle, Says Report

Bitmain Retains Only a ‘Minuscule Lead’ Over Competitor Microbt Amid Ongoing Power Tussle, Says Report

Bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain still has a “minuscule lead” over competitor Microbt despite the former’s ongoing power struggle and supply chain issues, according to Bitmex. Researchers at the derivatives exchange tested flagship products from the two companies, Bitmain’s Antminer … read more.

South African Regulator Pressures Bitcoin Investment Company, Urges Clients to Request Refunds

South African Regulator Pressures Bitcoin Investment Company, Urges Clients to Request Refunds

An embattled bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI)’s troubles took another twist August 18 after the South African regulator, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) said that it is investigating the investment company. MTI’s latest conflict with the regulator follows … read more.

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin

The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a supporter of digital currencies and … read more.

Massive $2,000,000 Prize Pool in the Biggest Ever Promotion Launched on Bitcoin Games

One lucky spin can propel your bet into a 5,000X multiplier, churning out huge amounts of money. Read on to find out how. Win Every Day Bitcoin Games, our very own cryptocurrency gaming portal, has teamed up with the popular … read more.

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Miners Begin Signaling Node Implementations

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Miners Begin Signaling Node Implementations

There’s 88 days left until the Bitcoin Cash upgrade scheduled for November 15, 2020, and the community has been watching miners closely. On August 18, the Bitcoin ABC team published a blog post that revealed a “feature freeze is now … read more.

China's Bitcoin Mining Industry Impacted the Most This Year, Says Report

China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry Impacted the Most This Year, Says Report

The researchers and analysts from Tokeninsight published it’s “2020 Q2 Cryptocurrency Mining Industry Report” which shows the industry has grown exponentially during the last six months. The findings indicate cryptocurrency mining has expanded a great deal but China’s bitcoin mines … read more.

Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018

Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018

A court in Tokyo, Japan has ordered the seizure of crypto assets that have been traced back to the Coincheck hack of January 2018, The Japan Times reported Wednesday. More than $530 million worth of the NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency was … read more.

US Says North Korea Has 6,000 Hackers: Many in Belarus, China, India, Malaysia, Russia

US Says North Korea Has 6,000 Hackers: Many in Belarus, China, India, Malaysia, Russia

North Korea allegedly has about 6,000 hackers, many of whom operate abroad, according to a recent report published by the U.S. Army. The infamous Lazarus Group, thought to be linked to a number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, is among them. … read more.

Yearn Finance Token Jumps 270% in 5 Days – Defi Token YFI Worth More Than a Single Bitcoin

Decentralized finance (defi) continues to make waves this week, as the Yearn Finance project token (YFI) jumped over 270% during the last five days. The digital token is worth more per coin than the price of bitcoin today, as the … read more.

12 Crypto Firms Authorized to Operate License-Free in Hawaii for Two Years

12 Crypto Firms Authorized to Operate License-Free in Hawaii for Two Years

The U.S. state of Hawaii has authorized 12 cryptocurrency companies to start operating in the state without needing a money transmission license. No action will be taken against them for conducting unlicensed money transmission activities for two years. Hawaii Green-Lights … read more.

Russia and China De-dollarization Approaching ‘Breakthrough Moment’

China and Russia are collaborating to reduce their dependence on the U.S. dollar. Trade settlements in USD between the two countries have fallen below 50% for the first time. De-dollarization in Russia and China The dollar’s share of trade between … read more.

Onecoin Allegedly Tied to Racehorse Firm, Phoenix Thoroughbreds Removed from France Galop Race

Onecoin Allegedly Tied to Racehorse Firm, Phoenix Thoroughbreds Removed from France Galop Race

Last week the firm Phoenix Thoroughbreds was reportedly banned from horse racing in France over the founder’s alleged involvement with the crypto Ponzi scheme Onecoin. Last November, Onecoin cofounder Konstantin Ignatov, the Cryptoqueen’s brother, told New York prosecutors Phoenix Thoroughbreds … read more.

Hollywood Royalty Flexes Crypto-Art Goals: Ashton Kutcher Auctions NFT Digital Art for ETH

Hollywood Royalty Flexes Crypto-Art Goals: Ashton Kutcher Auctions NFT Digital Art for ETH

Actor and venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher’s first attempt at digital art, an awful piece titled “The Eye of the Beholder”, is auctioning at Cryptograph. At the time of writing, the highest bid stood at 13.26 ethereum, or about $5,400, with … read more.

Why the Rise of the CBDC Is Bad for Your Privacy

Like, hate, or fear them, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are on their way. There will be no stopping them. From Sweden to Thailand and China to Canada, governments the world over are experimenting with CBDCs. While most are being … read more.

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