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Japan's bitFlyer exchange says regulation no threat as it expands into Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges said on Tuesday it did not fear a regulatory clampdown would squeeze the market, and instead was targeting millions of new customers in Europe with a fresh expansion.<p>Japan-based exchange bitFlyer, which matches buyers and …

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Tax&Crypto

<i>Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and</i> …

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Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency

How self-proclaimed “pump and dump groups” scam thousands of wannabe altcoin investors.<p>Every few days, 200,000 strangers come together online to buy …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin: Which is best for you?

A primer on the most visible cryptocurrencies.<p>Before you jump into this overview of a few cryptocurrency alternatives, check out our first two articles in this series, "Bitcoin, explained" and "Buying and selling Bitcoin."<p>Bitcoin was the first. Since its release in 2009, it's become the most …

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He Did It Again – Vitalik Buterin Introduces DAICO, A new Fundraising Model. So what is DAICO?

• <i>What is DAICO?</i>• <i><br>The Difference between ICO and DAICO</i>• <i><br>DAICO – A Democratise ICO</i><p>As the cryptocurrency continues to grow, with 1,465 cryptocurrencies now …

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Bear Grip Strengthens as Bitcoin Price Nears $10K

Having closed below key long-term moving average yesterday, bitcoin (BTC) prices looks set to explore sub-$10,000 levels.<p>Prices on CoinDesk's Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin Scam: Man Ordered $4,000-Processor For Mining From Amazon, Gets Movie DVD

A man from Plymouth, England, was left surprised and outraged after he spent thousands of dollars for purchasing a Bitcoin processor from Amazon and …

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Why Berlin remains the Bitcoin capital of Europe in 2018

The German capital was first dubbed the “Bitcoin Capital of Europe” by the Guardian in 2013 and since then a number of other businesses have been …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: If currency crashed, plunge would harm its investors but not economy

If bitcoin, which skeptics say is a bubble, suffers the same fate as past financial manias, look out below.<p>Fears of a bitcoin crash are growing amid an early-year plunge that has wiped out 50% of the digital currency's value since its December peak of $19,500 per coin.<p>"There is significant …

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Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance.<p>Announced …

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Coinbase Overshoots 2017 Revenue Goal By 66% Making $1 Bln, Rejects Further VC Funding

America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase reportedly made $1 billion in revenue in 2017, overshooting its 2017 revenue forecast of $600 mln …

Cryptocurrency

‘How I sold my Bitcoin and made thousands’ - our full guide cashing in and selling Bitcoins in real life

Remember before Christmas when the papers were full of the record highs Bitcoin and other digital currencies were setting daily?<p>Well, now they are …

Cryptocurrency

Why teaching kids about ‘stranger danger’ may backfire

“Stranger danger” has been a popular lesson parents have ingrained in their children for decades.<p>In this lesson, children are taught to never …

Parenting

IMF Calls for International Cooperation on Crypto

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization of the United Nations that aims to foster global monetary cooperation and financial stability, …

Christine Lagarde

5 Steps to Launching a Successful ICO

Launching a successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has become just as important as a business launching its Initial Public Offering (IPO). Here what you need to know to launch a successful ICO.<p>We are in the midst of the blockchain era (or bubble, depending on how you want to look at it), and many …

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Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

The extraordinary rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led many people to worry that this market is a giant bubble. Many, including the Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, have warned about a “Bitcoin bust” that could rival the …

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bitFlyer Launches in Europe and Becomes the World’s First Bitcoin Exchange to Be Regulated in Japan, the US and Europe

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bitFlyer, the Tokyo-based operator of the world’s largest1 Bitcoin exchange, today announced its launch into Europe. …

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As Blockchains Grow Bigger, Full Node Counts Increase

Technology<p><b>Back in 2016, the number of full nodes within the Bitcoin core network was dropping. At the time, Bitcoin enthusiasts thought the amount of</b> …

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Bitcoin is a means of payment, just not yet for you

Bitcoin network is being used to make a lot of payments. In the last three months of 2017, it processed almost $150 billion in transactions. Photo: …

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Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid”

<b>The drama from Tezos just keeps coming. A top attorney in the cryptocurrency space, once involved with setting up the Tezos Foundation, has issued</b> …

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S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

<b>South Korea is banning the use of anonymous bank accounts to make cryptocurrency transactions.</b><p>The move is aimed at stopping virtual currencies being used for crimes such as money laundering.<p>The regulations will bring the country closer into line with financial rules in other markets.<p>South Korea is …

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Education is A Simple Yet Effective Tool for Teens Fighting Depression

A new study finds literacy encourage teens to report their depression.<p>Filed Under Gender & Health<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent …

Depression

How cryptocurrencies could let you control and sell access to your DNA data

Did you know that when you take certain genetic tests, the company can make money by onselling your data to other businesses?<p>Now new blockchain-based …

DNA

How To Save on Bitcoin's Soaring Fees

Rising fees seem to be the only thing people talk about in the bitcoin world these days.<p>The crypto space is full of frustration and vitriol on the …

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Blockchain identity system ShoCard meets GDPR standards

ShoCard removes the need for authentication data to be stored on an organisation's databases.<p>Blockchain-based identity management system ShoCard is …

Privacy

Canadian Research Body Pilots Ethereum in Transparency Push

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), a government initiative, is trialing the ethereum blockchain for recording government contracts.<p>For …

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ING, Society Generale and Louis Dreyfuss put soybean on the blockchain - the technology's first agriculuture commodity trade

ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro are among a group of institutions to complete a sale of 60,000 tonnes of soybean between the US and China using …

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Criminals Drop Bitcoin for Other Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is the world’s most popular digital currency but, in the crypto community, complaints are growing: Bitcoin takes too long to process …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s existence is ‘insurance’ against ‘Orwellian future,’ says ‘Black Swan’ author

‘But its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object establishment could control, namely, the currency, …

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