G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation.Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – …
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Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) platform and protocol development have seen a lot of delivered code and projects over the last two years. The upgrades will help Bitcoin Cash scale to the masses, and many of the added features are protocol developments that are unique to BCH.Also read: Indian Government Breaks Silence …
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7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extracting …
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Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

Born in 1899 in Vienna, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek is a legend of sorts in voluntaryist, libertarian, and crypto-economic circles. Freshly rediscovered video footage of the Austrian School philosopher and social theorist from 1984 is now making the rounds on crypto Twitter. In a stunning soundbite of an already …
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Ethereum’s Wrapped Bitcoin Set to Eclipse Lightning Network Capacity

Since the project launched a little over six months ago, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) has roughly $5.9 million or 558 BTC locked into the system. At the rate WBTC’s token contract is climbing, the project is close to surpassing the Lightning Network’s capacity in the near future.Also read: The ”Wrapped Bitcoin” …
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Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Natural gas acquired as a byproduct of oil extraction has become synonymous with wasted energy. In certain areas, drilling companies are unable to find a profitable market for the excess fuel. It’s often vented into the atmosphere. Startups are now offering on-site systems that utilize the surplus to mine cryptocurrencies …
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Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation

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 …
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Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

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% …
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Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

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 …
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Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

For the uninitiated, voluntaryism is a philosophy based on consent. In the simplest terms it says: “If it’s not voluntary, it’s not moral.” This basic statement is often countered with “Yes, but not everyone agrees on that, some people use violence to get what they want.” This is 100% true …
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Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Crypto Twitter (CT) is filled with half-witted commentary and price predictions by so-called luminaries, maximalists, and influencers. As the price of BTC has dropped to four figures, the usual tweets from CT thought leaders has insisted that this is the last chance to buy bitcoin for under $10,000.Also read: Bitcoin …
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Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in …
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SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

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 …
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PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment Product

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 …
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How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

On July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were left confused. Are we talking about crypto …
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Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own Gold-Backed Coin

Control of the U.S. dollar and the global financial system that depends on it gives the American government an incredibly powerful tool in shaping international affairs. As such, it is not surprising that its geopolitical rivals around the world will try to exploit the invention of cryptocurrency to take the …
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How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

Roughly a year ago, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) debuted on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, giving anyone the ability to mint, store, receive, and send SLP tokens. Since then there’s been a ton of tokens created on the BCH network as the simplicity of the system outpaces tokens built …
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Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate Worldwide

Bitcoin ATMs are not currently governed by EU money laundering regulations, and arrests coordinated by Spanish police and Europol in May are bringing new focus to this loophole. A group of eight Spanish and Latin American individuals have been arrested, along with several of their associates, for using crypto ATMs …
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PR: Bitcoin.com Wallet Joins Blockchain Consortium FIO

Popular BCH and BTC wallet joins Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) to improve crypto usability across blockchainsDENVER, CO — 16 July 2019: Bitcoin.com wallet, the official wallet of Bitcoin.com, has joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) in a move that will assist the wave of new users who are …
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Complete Indian Draft Crypto Bill Leaked – Experts Weigh In

A draft cryptocurrency bill for India has been leaked in full, but details of the bill have raised some questions. News.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of experts in the field who shared their analyses of the bill’s content and its implications on the Indian crypto industry.Also read: G20 Leaders Issue …
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Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Buterin Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH

Another week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting …
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Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

The U.S. Treasury Department has just issued an urgent letter requesting a lift on the debt ceiling, warning Congress of imminent financial collision in September as federal cash is running out. Though this scenario has played out many times before, it takes on special significance now in light of president …
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PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

By John YearwoodCred CorrespondentAmid a dramatic Bitcoin bull run, two of the most influential names in the blockchain finance industry have launched a platform to expand global lending and earning on investments in cryptocurrency. The partnership between Bitcoin.com and Cred allows Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10 percent interest …
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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Businesses around the world continue to adopt bitcoin cash as a payment method and an exchange adds support for trading BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update hosted by Roger Ver on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel.Also Read: Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play …
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How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

Facebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out …
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PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

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.Abu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange, Matrix Exchange announced on July 12 that it has …
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Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border …
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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

On July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.”Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration …
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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

This week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give …
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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital …
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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Cryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation …
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Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

According to regional reports, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is planning to allow licensed cryptocurrency mining as long as operations are charged for electricity based on the price of export. The CBI governor, Abdol Nasser Hemmati, explained that mined cryptocurrencies should flow back into the Iranian economy.Also read: Bitcoin …
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‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

P2P bitcoin trade is surging in Zimbabwe via mobile exchange platforms like Ecocash, despite recent government efforts to curb the use of competing currencies locally. As of June 24, the reinstated Zimbabwe dollar (formerly RTGS dollar) is now the only recognized currency in the economically embattled southern African country. Finance …
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Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Are you a cryptocurrency user and rugby fan who’s always dreamed of going to the World Cup? Here’s your chance to win tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, including flights and accommodation, in an exclusive competition at Games.Bitcoin.com.Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock …
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What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again, and this time he’s talking about bitcoin and the superiority of the United States dollar. Bashing lack of regulation and potential for criminal activity inherent to crypto, Trump claims the U.S. fiat will always be the strongest currency in the world. As …
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The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

The cryptosphere was rubbing its hands with glee when U.S. president Donald Trump fired off a typically cantankerous tweetstorm on June 11 in which he took aim at Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and Libra. Bitcoiners relished the sudden attention directed towards their sphere from the president’s 62 million-strong Twitter account, but took …
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Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

The Kleiman v. Wright case continues this week and a slew of new evidence has been submitted to the Southern District of Florida courthouse. A supplemental affidavit stemming from the Kleiman estate’s expert witness, Dr. Matthew Edman, indicates that documents submitted to the court as evidence were “modified” and “backdated.”Also …
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Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

Last year news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the cofounder of Bitkan, Fang Yu, about the company’s K-Site project, which acts as a decentralized media outlet, micro-blog and forum with rewards. Just recently, Bitkan spoke with news.Bitcoin.com about K-Site’s growth and how the platform’s BCH community raised funds for the Bitcoin Cash Development …
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The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization 

Decentralization over time is an ethos that many crypto projects espouse. To date, however, few have completed this journey. Talking the talk is easy, but when it comes down to it, only a handful of projects are bold enough to walk the walk and willingly entrust their fate to the …
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PR: Crypto Exchange Bithoven.com Enables Margin Trading

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.Bithoven.com a progressive and high-tech cryptocurrency trading platform, has reported on the launch of …
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JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

A ship seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in June carrying over 15,000 kilos of cocaine has now been tied to JP Morgan Chase’s asset management unit. Officially the company does not exercise any operational control of the vessel, but some serious questions are raised when such …
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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements.Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration …
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Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Cryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the …
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A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Former antivirus software guru and 2020 Libertarian presidential “hopeful” John McAfee is a controversial figure, polarizing opinion in politics and culture, and taking a bold stand against the U.S. federal government. Most recently this has involved offering to help the Cuban state develop its own cryptocurrency in the interest of …
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PR: My BitIRA Launches to Empower US Consumers With 24/7 Cryptocurrency Retirement Account Access

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.Burbank, Calif., July 10, 2019 – BitIRA — pioneer of the first insured cold …
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Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

The global cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid has announced the release of its new BCH/USDC trading pairs allowing anyone to swap bitcoin cash for the popular stablecoin USDC. Moreover, Liquid users will soon be able to connect their accounts to Bitcoin.com’s new Bitcoin Cash Register app and receive USDC directly.Also read: …
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Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

It’s very odd that citizens never get to vote or have any say in regard to society’s money, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of everyday life. In fact, in developed countries, most central banks are institutions that are privatized from political interference and history explains why.Also …
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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S …
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Money Laundering Scandals Bring Court Charges and Record Job Cuts to Euro Banks

The international financial establishment is known to express concern about the risks of money laundering when the crypto space is mentioned. A string of scandals indicates, however, that traditional banks are not only susceptible to the phenomenon but sometimes complicit, whether knowingly or inadvertently. New chapters have been added to …
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110 Crypto Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

Following G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes.Also read: G20 Leaders Issue …
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Swap and Track BCH on the New Noncustodial Shapeshift Suite

Shapeshift, the company that allows traders worldwide to exchange hundreds of cryptocurrency pairs launched its new crypto platform that now offers an integrated suite of digital asset management in a noncustodial fashion. The firm believes the latest release offers a true end-to-end solution that aims to bolster free market finance.Also …
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Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Last week Danish authorities seized three Ferraris belonging to a large Copenhagen-based business allegedly seeking to avoid VAT. With the largest bank in Denmark—Danske Bank—also being embroiled in a tax avoidance scandal last year, it seems timely to explore the common libertarian and voluntaryist idea of taxation as theft. With …
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Experts Dissect Craig Wright’s ‘Satoshi’ Testimony and Court Documents

Last week, Craig Wright, the man who claims he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, appeared in court and testified why he did not have access to his public bitcoin addresses and trust information. Since then a lot of new evidence has been submitted to the court and members of the crypto community have …
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How to Encrypt Messages With PGP When Using Darknet Markets

If you’re capable of shopping on the darknet, you’re capable of encrypting your order. PGP provides protection for both parties, thwarting man in the middle attacks and keeping busybodies at bay. The following guide explains how to install PGP and then use it to place an encrypted order on the …
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US City Plans SLP Token and Canadian Platform Adds BCH in the Bitcoin.com Weekly Video

An American city is planning to launch its own SLP token and a Canadian trading platform adds support for BCH pairs. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel.Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange American City Plans to …
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Bitcoin Cash Scaling Benchmarks, Brewdog, and Rising Transaction Volume

While Bitcoin Cash supporters keep bolstering adoption, development and community projects have continued to flourish. Over the last week, there’s been lots going on within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) environment with companies implementing BCH support, new applications, and various announcements. Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to …
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Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Some crypto companies keep wilfully ignoring BCH. Let’s compare the coins and see if BCH haters rail against Bitcoin Cash on purpose or simply due to a lack of understanding.Also read: Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up Bitcoin Scaling and the Block Size …
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‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of …
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Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether

Love, hate or fear it, there’s no avoiding tether (USDT). Its shadow looms over the cryptoconomy, supplying sanctuary in times of volatility, providing fiat capital inflow and acting as a lightning rod for crypto critics who believe it’s propping up the price of bitcoin. Over the past year, a flurry …
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Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis

The collapse of three banks on three different continents indicates a new global crisis is brewing. But it may also show that the last one never really ended and the tools used to manage the global economy simply don’t work. Also read: Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right …
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Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange

Cryptocurrency tracking instruments traded on established equity exchanges allow institutional and retail investors to gain exposure to digital assets. Now there is a new option to invest in bitcoin cash (BCH) with an exchange traded product in one of the most advanced markets in the world. Under the ticker ABCH, …
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The Swiss Are Onto Something: Facebook, Libra and the Case for Decentralization

A recent letter from the U.S. House of Representatives to social media giant Facebook has crypto users speculating feverishly. The implications of the letter, and Calibra CEO David Marcus’ recent response, will inform the future of money not only in America, but worldwide. House Chairwoman Maxine Waters and cohorts took …
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Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance …
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City of Dublin Ohio Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

On July 1, Joshua Green, CEO of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) implementation Bitcoin Verde, told the BCH community that the local government from Dublin, Ohio plans to mint a token using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). The unnamed SLP token will be used for city events, redeemed for city-branded swag, …
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Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up

Venezuela is being crushed by staggering hyperinflation as a sharply divisive political crisis has the economy in ruins. Some are seeking refuge in alternatives to the national currency, like foreign fiat and crypto. The situation also calls into question the long-term trajectories of other, less volatile economies. National banks globally …
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Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet

In an age of unprecedented censorship, surveillance and rampant deplatforming, Bitcoin stands out as a beacon of hope. Its decentralized ledger enables value to be transmitted to anyone, anywhere without fear or favor. Whether you’re a Mongolian goat herder or a Miami drugs baron, your money is good when it’s …
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PR: CoinDeal Celebrates Premier League Sponsorship Renewal With Token Launch

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.Coindeal’s popularity and number of new users are growing very fast. The exchange will …
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Africa’s Interest in Bitcoin Remains High as 15 States Plan to Adopt the ‘Eco’ Currency

By 2020, a large group of West African countries plan to adopt a single fiat currency called the eco. After a meeting in Abuja held on June 29 between the 15 member-country regional bloc, the implementation of a new single currency, after debating the monetary unit for years, was agreed …
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PR: Pbet IEO Launches on P2PB2B Exchange

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.PBET’s IEO on P2PB2B has rolled out recently and the token promises immediate demand …
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Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers?

Growth is a goal that’s worth achieving, in most cases, and the current economic paradigm favors it. But when central banks start undermining their fiat economies and crypto companies begin to mimic financial institutions in its name, growth becomes an end in itself with self-destructive tendencies. Deutsche Bank’s head of …
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Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

On June 28, Bitcoin Cash proponent Javier Gonzalez announced the launch of an interesting protocol called the Bitcoin Mining Parliament (BMP). The theory behind BMP is backed by the concept of Nakamoto Consensus where “miners are the executive power of Bitcoin” and “any needed rules and incentives can be enforced …
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G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments

The G20 leaders jointly issued a declaration on crypto assets at the end of their summit in Osaka, Japan. They declared their commitments, reaffirmed that crypto assets do not pose a threat to global financial stability, and requested further work done by standard-setting bodies.Also read: V20 Summit Concludes With Promises …
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Flowery V20 Talk and Government Terror: Why Darknet Crime Is the Least of Our Worries

Governments and central banking regulatory bodies continue to express concern about crypto being used for criminal purposes and terror. The terror campaigns of these very same governments continue unabated, however. In the wake of the V20 summit it might seem that lawmakers actually care about stopping darknet crime, money laundering, …
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Bitcoin Cash Register Surpasses 10,000 Installs and BCH is Coming to Brave in Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin Cash Register has surpassed 10,000 installs on the Google Play Store, live streaming platform Twitch reinstates cryptocurrency payments and BCH is coming to the Brave web browser. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel.Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed …
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Tip Twitch Livestreamers With BCH Using the New Tipbitcoin.cash App

Last week the pseudonymous developer who created the Crescent Cash wallet, Pokkst, announced the launch of a new tipping service called Tipbitcoin.cash. The tool gives anyone the ability to tip their favorite streamer on Twitch using bitcoin cash.Also Read: Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in Mosque …
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V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto Industry

As the G20 leaders’ summit came to a close, the nearby V20 summit concluded with a set of promises for the crypto industry in response to the global crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. A group of national crypto associations aims to engage with government agencies and …
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Ross Ulbricht Letter Questions the Wisdom of Imprisoning Non-Violent Offenders

Forced to spend the rest of his days in a cage, Ross Ulbricht has recounted his situation in a letter, which explains how he’s spent more than 2,096 days in a U.S. federal penitentiary for running a website.Also Read: Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court …
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Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court Testimony

On June 28, Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, spent the day in a Florida court battling with the Kleiman attorney. Wright became emotional when he told the court that he designed the network but didn’t like how it turned out. At one point he …
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How to Pay Employees or Get Paid With Bitcoin

Paying or getting paid with digital coins is the norm in the cryptocurrency sector. Participants in many other industries, however, may also be tempted to take advantage of the benefits offered by decentralized currencies. In the case of bitcoin cash (BCH), that means fast, secure and low-cost transactions. Some platforms …
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PR: Telcoin Partners With Vimo – Leading Vietnamese Mobile Wallet

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.Telcoin partners with leading Vietnamese mobile wallet VIMO for international remittance. Partnership aims to …
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Why Bitcoiners Are Turning to Unschooling for Decentralized Education

Unschooling is an alternative education movement quickly gaining popularity and currency worldwide. Like Bitcoin, it is an individualist approach to an area of human action long thought to be established beyond question―education. Both cryptoeconomics and unschooling seek to provide autonomy to individuals, providing a return to logical, natural systems that …
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Satoshi Comparisons Surface After Grin Founder Exits in Similar Circumstances

Pseudonymous Grin founder Ignotus Peverell has stepped away from the project, reassuring the privacy coin’s community that it is in “safe hands.” The move has sparked inevitable Satoshi Nakamoto comparisons. Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator used almost identical language eight years ago, writing in an email that “I’ve moved on to other …
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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

On Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the …
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Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCH

In this day and age, carrying your wallet, passport and mobile phone inside the inner pocket of your jacket is simply not enough to protect your assets. Thankfully, there’s a company called Tarriss which offers products designed to secure both your digital cash and personal data. It sells them for …
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PR: Tokengen Makes Creating and Automating ICOs Free

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.Sofia, Bulgaria, June 28th, 2019: Niquid Tech today announced the release of a new …
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Koinex Exchange Shuts Down Ahead of Crypto Regulation

Another Indian crypto exchange has shut down permanently due to the banking restriction and regulatory delays. The exchange cites denials in payment services and a sharp decline in trading volume resulting from the recent news of a draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies.Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, Official Confirms …
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How to Keep Bitcoin Cash Transactions Private

There are many reasons to keep bitcoin cash transactions private and the top six ways to make them anonymous are outlined in a new video by Bitcoin.com. Meanwhile, the Financial Action Task Force has just released its global guidance for crypto assets, effectively calling on countries and crypto exchanges to …
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Craig Wright Intends to Call Three Expert Witnesses to His Evidentiary Hearing

The man who claims to have invented Bitcoin, Craig Wright, will be appearing in court on Friday, June 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida for an evidentiary hearing. According to recently filed documents in the Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit, the defense has provided notice that Wright intends to call three …
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Market Outlook: After Crypto Prices Tumble, Observers Weigh in on What’s Next

Bitcoin and a large number of cryptocurrencies experienced a sharp crash after touching new price highs this year. On June 26, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) dropped from $13,850 to under $11,900 in less than an hour. BTC values against the USD continued to spiral on Thursday, dropping to …
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Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to Local.Bitcoin.com

People from all over the world have opened accounts to trade bitcoin cash anonymously and without any KYC on Local.Bitcoin.com. Almost 1,000 BCH has already been exchanged privately through blind escrow via the new platform. Also Read: Namecheap Lets You Buy a Domain and Host Your Website With BCH Userbase …
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Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in Mosque

On Tuesday, the Iranian energy grid corporation Tavanir warned illegal bitcoin mining operations that they would be cut off from their supply. Following the announcement, pictures of a mining facility set up in a mosque went viral on social media.Also Read: Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin …
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How to Cold Store Your Cryptocurrency for Safekeeping

If you’re new to the crypto scene you might have heard about people moving their assets into cold storage or cold wallets but were unsure exactly what this entails. Simply put, it means storing your crypto offline to reduce access to hackers. Here’s how you can easily freeze your coins …
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PR: New FATF Rules See VASP Industry Convene for V20 Summit

[Osaka, Japan, June 10 2019] As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) prepares to roll out a new set of rules to increase reporting requirements on cryptocurrency transactions at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this month, a collective of international industry associations have led an initiative to convene Virtual Assets Service …
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Ledgerx Approved to Offer Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives to Retail Investors

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved Ledgerx to offer physically-settled bitcoin spot and derivatives trading, previously available only to institutional investors, to retail investors of any size. Ledgerx explained that its new platform will share the same order book as the current institutional offering so plenty of liquidity …
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Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners

Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and has warned that illicit mining facilities will be cut off …
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The Guns N’ Bitcoin Scorpion Case Holds Your Shooter and Your Satoshis

Digital assets have become very valuable over the last few years, spawning a string of devices that protect cryptocurrencies from malware and mishandling. Now there’s a company called Guns N’ Bitcoin that offers a durable case called the Scorpion that holds not only a hardware wallet, but also three types …
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Check out Bitcoin.com’s Rebrand Giveaway and Win a Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Last week Bitcoin.com rebranded and to celebrate the new look, we’ve decided to give away a bunch of prizes to our followers. This week we’re giving out a Keepkey hardware wallet, collectors coins, Bitcoin.com Store vouchers and t-shirts with our new logo.Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time …
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Chainalysis Whistleblower Shares Company Secrets in Explosive AMA

A current or former Chainalysis employee has gone rogue and conducted an AMA on r/Bitcoin in which he disclosed sensitive information about the company’s blockchain forensics capabilities. The whistleblower then appears to have had a change of heart and deleted all their comments. Thankfully, the internet never forgets. The comments …
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Buy Airline Vouchers With BCH From Flightgiftcard

It’s the season of travel and if you want to surprise someone with a trip, you can now do it using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash (BCH). Flightgiftcard.com is a Dutch website that allows you to order airline vouchers and send them to your friends and family with a personal message …
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Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay’s 100 Crypto Supporting Nonprofits

On June 24, well known nonprofit the Tony Hawk Foundation revealed it is now accepting cryptocurrencies for donations through Bitpay. The foundation founded by the pro skater Tony Hawk has funded 623 skatepark projects and now people can donate with BCH and BTC. With the latest collaboration, Bitpay now services …
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