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Each week we ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! Each participant then gets to remove one blockchain question — and a personal one — and they can substitute in two of their
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South Korea will start taxing profits from bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies next year, according to local media reports. The taxation will also apply to bitcoin mining operations and income from initial coin offerings, should it be approved by Parliament. South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance proposed the amendments to the existing tax law
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Albuquerque, NM – May 29, 2020 – Feisty underdog and first generation cryptocurrency Reddcoin (RDD) launched the PoSV v2 consensus algorithm activation process on Christmas Eve 2019 enhancing all facets of support of the native lightning-quick blockchain to a self-funding independent model. That work has culminated in recent days and will be activating shortly, marking
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Buy Crypto Sell, is a new Africa-based instant peer to peer exchange, that is finally giving users of exchanges like Paxful more options. Peer to peer cryptocurrency exchange platforms like Local Bitcoins were instrumental in spurring early adoption of coins like Bitcoin. However, recent years have seen many African users start scrambling for alternatives. Launching
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JPMorgan Chase has reportedly agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a crypto class-action lawsuit. Originally filed in 2018, the suit alleges that the bank overcharged customers for buying cryptocurrencies using Chase credit cards, classifying the purchases as cash advances. JPMorgan Settles a Crypto Class Action Lawsuit JPMorgan Chase allegedly overcharged its customers who bought
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During the last year, news.Bitcoin.com created a series that shows the many facts that point to certain individuals who might just be Satoshi Nakamoto and it’s been a popular run so far. Our series has covered nearly everyone, but there are still a few individuals that haven’t been covered. On May 11, 2020, the popular
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Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose no threat to Bitcoin’s value proposition, instead, they will spur its growth toward mass adoption. In a new report, Grayscale Investments said CBDCs will never replace BTC because unlike the top cryptocurrency, they can be inflationary and are open to manipulation by central banks CBDCs are merely digital versions
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During the month of April, the blockchain project Onfo initiated an experiment to see how fast crypto assets can gain popularity in four different countries. The team’s findings discovered that cryptocurrencies spread four times faster in developing nations as opposed to developed countries. Crypto Asset Network Effect Grows Stronger in Undeveloped Countries Last month, the
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Popular demand for cryptocurrency has prompted Australia’s leading micro-investing platform Raiz (formerly Acorns) to add a bitcoin investment option. Individual investors can round up their spare change and regularly invest in a bitcoin investment portfolio. Leading Australian Micro-Investing App Now Offers Bitcoin Exposure Australia’s leading micro-investing platform Raiz announced on Tuesday that it has launched
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One of the largest ASIC mining manufacturers worldwide, Bitmain, has allegedly ousted cofounder Micree Zhan. Regional reports note that he’s been threatened with litigation if he interferes with company operations. According to two local announcements written in Chinese, Bitmain has warned Zhan two times not to intervene with employees. Last October, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the
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Since November 28, 2019, the Cashfusion protocol has helped facilitate 4,583 fusions to-date with roughly 40,564 bitcoin cash ($9.1M). Cashfusion is an extension of the Cashshuffle platform and the protocol has been deemed “far more practical than other coinjoin protocols.” Bitcoin Cash proponents are now waiting for the completion of the codebase audit, as the
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Switzerland’s government has rejected a 100 million franc ($103 million) bailout for local cryptocurrency companies battered by the coronavirus economy, local media reported. Zug finance director Heinz Taennler requested the special funding package in April. He planned to issue out loans to startups, which could be converted into shares. The central government had already unveiled
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With the recent rise of Bitcoin prices and the Bitcoin halvening, new entrants into the cryptocurrency field may wonder where they can self-custody their Bitcoin in the most secure way. BitAmp’s Emphasis on Privacy and Security The developers behind new entrant Bitamp’s Bitcoin wallet have created an easy-to-use client-side open-source Bitcoin wallet to fill this
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As interest in cryptocurrency grows among institutional investors, global investment banks, like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, are reexamining their views about bitcoin. Goldman Sachs is hosting a call for its clients to learn about the implications of current policies for bitcoin, gold, and inflation. Goldman Sachs’ Bitcoin Call for Clients New York City-headquartered investment
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As world governments push through legislation to levy taxes on capital gains from bitcoin (BTC) transactions, seeking to earn more from an asset class that frowns on regulatory oversight, there are still a few countries that remain pro-crypto, allowing investors to buy, sell or hold digital assets at zero taxes. Circumstances vary, but the real
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Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on Craig Wright’s recently submitted bitcoin address list that contained at least three spent blocks. Following the court filing, on May 25 a pastezone dump of 144 addresses, which are also represented in Wright’s list, contained a verified message that notes “Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud.” The
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BigONE, one of the world’s safest cryptocurrency trading platforms, is excited to launch its new Star Program, a referral system that comes with a advanced backend platform that allows BigONE Star members to track the detail of every user they referred to BigONE, not to mention a decent trading fee rebate along with high commission
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