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The Jersey arm of Binance has listed the cryptocurrency exchange’s own British pound-backed stablecoin. Binance announced Friday that Binance GBP (BGBP) is being offered on the fiat-to-crypto platform due to trader demand for more stablecoin options. “There has been an overwhelming demand in the market and Binance community for more stablecoin diversification, including a GBP-pegged stablecoin, and listing
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On June 19, Chaincode developer John Newbery gathered a group of developers to examine a proposed change to bitcoin’s code. Taking place via Internet Relay Chat (IRC), the topic was whether the change, which would help prevent a group of rogue miners from inflating bitcoin’s money supply, is a positive one with limited security risks or adverse impacts.
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The head of Germany’s central bank Jens Weidmann spoke in favor of Facebook’s Libra during a recent G7 event. Bundesbank head warns against suppressing innovation Weidmann, Bundesbank President and the Governing Council member of the European Central Bank, argued that global regulators should not suppress the project in its infancy, according to an email newsletter
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The U.S. state of New Jersey is taking legal action over alleged securities violations by token-powered online rental marketplace Pocketinns. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Bureau of Securities within the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that its pursuing a three counts lawsuit against the company and its president, Sarvajnya G. Mada, over
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said his executive agency was in line with other financial ministries of the Group of Seven (G7) regarding Facebook’s leap into cryptocurrencies. “There was a clear agreement from all G7 finance ministers and central bank governors that Libra in particular raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly,” adding, “before
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Major United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase has discontinued its Coinbase Bundle crypto investment offering, the platform’s updated FAQ site reveals. Coinbase Bundle product is no more Reasons for discontinuation of the product — which had only just launched in fall 2018 — have not been officially provided, with the exchange simply notifying users that: “Coinbase
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Updated (09:35 UTC): Added further details from Bloomberg’s full report. Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is reportedly being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The news appeared in brief on Bloomberg Terminal soon before press time on Friday. That was soon followed by a report from Bloomberg citing sources who said the regulator is investigating whether
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United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly investigating derivatives giant BitMEX. CFTC wants to know if Americans using BitMEX According to sources citing people familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg, the CFTC suspects that BitMEX, which is registered in the Seychelles, allowed U.S. residents to use its platform to trade.
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The Indian government has finally spoken up about the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency it has been deliberating, providing answers to questions presented in the upper house of the Parliament of India. The government also confirmed that the report with the recommended crypto regulation has already been submitted by the interministerial committee tasked with drafting the
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Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in the crypto space.  Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, also took aim specifically at the compliance policies of crypto exchange BitMEX in an essay entitled “The Great Crypto Heist.” The essay was
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Since July 13, digital currency prices have dropped in value significantly, but most coins have since experienced some recovery. While many crypto supporters are optimistic on where the markets are headed, traders and analysts have noticed a bullish-to-bearish trend. BTC and a slew of other currencies spiked more than 10% at 11 a.m. EST on
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The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s asset management arm, and the operator, Mediterranean
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Bitcoin price has suffered its second-largest drop in a 24-hour period in 2019. Currently, the price is approximately $9,632 USD per coin, but across the day, its movement has been constant. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value closed yesterday at $9,412.81 on Bitstamp; down 13.25% from its opening price of $10,848. This is the second-largest single-day
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture fund led a $3.75 million seed round for blockchain-powered video game studio Horizon Blockchain Games. According to a press release on July 17, Ohanian’s venture fund Initialized Capital led the new seed round alongside other major blockchain investors such as Polychain Capital and Digital Currency Group. Other investors included popular
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification,” one of the two qualified issuers proclaims. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at
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This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. CROWDLITOKEN AG pioneers and starts distribution of a digital bond – European retail investors benefit as well For
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On June 12, as dawn broke in Bangkok, PROPAK ASIA 2019 was commenced. “We highly recognize the potential of LINA NETWORK’s solution for Supply Chain in the supervision and tracing of agricultural products,” commented the Chairman of AIM Thai Intertrade. PROPAK ASIA 2019 in Thailand is one of Asia’s largest technology exhibitions, attracting 50,000 visitors
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Germany joined the chorus of countries offering stiff resistance to Libra, Facebook’s new digital coin. German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, expressed concerns about the coin’s consumer privacy issues and potential for disruption. Reuter’s released a report which quoted him saying,  “The issuance of a currency does not belong in the hands of a private company
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