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Bitcoin is 10!

On Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, Coindesk has compiled a collection of untold stories about this cryptocurrency. Its Bitcoin’s 10th birthday special edition include: A tipsy interview with the man who coined the term ‘HODL,’ the bitcoin buzzword that’s become a rallying cry throughout the crypto industry. Bitcoin’s biggest celebrities share the pointed words of those who […]

The Case for Digital Asset Regulation: Case studies from Thailand and Abu Dhabi

Progressive regulation has helped the digital asset market thrive in countries like Japan. This is despite setbacks, such as the Mt Gox hack, that had many people calling for an outright ban. Like Japan, Thailand’s Central Bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), was reacting to market demand for digital assets when it moved decisively in […]

Vo1t: Inside the secret bunker where billions in crypto is stored

So, you’ve become a bitcoin billionaire, with a fast car, luxury mansion and jet-setting lifestyle. There’s just one problem: How on earth are you going to keep your newfound digital fortune safe? At the end of a dark corridor, behind blast doors buried some 60 feet underground in the bowel of an abandoned nuclear bunker, […]

Anybody want Bitcoin futures? Anybody?

Ten months after its launch, some of the hopes for Bitcoin futures look more like pipe dreams. Cboe and CME combined traded about 9,000 contracts a day in the third quarter of 2018. “It has not been what you would call a roaring success,” says Craig Pirrong, a finance professor at the University of Houston […]

How a Bitcoin exchange is surviving a central bank crackdown in India

Indian regulators’ clampdown on cryptocurrency businesses is forcing the exchange startup Unocoin to experiment with stablecoins and ATMs to continue receiving fiat deposits from customers. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/unocoin-bitcoin-exchange-atm-stablecoin-central-bank-crackdown-india/ SOURCE:Coindesk (0)

Crypto bounty hunting is becoming a high-tech way out of poverty

Platforms such as BountyOx provide opportunities for people in third world economies to delve into the world of digital “bounty hunting,” where they are paid in cryptocurrency. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-bounty-hunting-is-offering-a-way-out-of-poverty/ SOURCE:Coindesk (8)

PBoC will ‘crush’ foreign ICOs targeting Chinese investors: official

A vice governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has again issued strong statements against initial coin offerings (ICOs), singling out those that have moved overseas, but are still marketing to investors in China. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/pboc-will-crush-foreign-icos-targeting-chinese-investors-official/ SOURCE: Coindesk (9)

Exchange leftover euros for Bitcoin at Schiphol

Starting now, passengers at Schiphol can exchange their leftover euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum at a ‘Bitcoin ATM’. The ATM is a trial and Schiphol is the first European airport to offer this service. “Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide optimum service to passengers,” says Tanja Dik, director of Consumer Products […]

Despite India’s crackdown, new cryptocurrency exchanges are still coming

India’s central bank has forbidden banks from having any business relationships with cryptocurrency exchanges.However, instead of killing the ecosystem, more cryptocurrency exchanges are now planning to launch in India. Read on to find out why exchanges are not giving up on this market and how they are hedging their bets. Despite India’s crackdown, new cryptocurrency […]

Why India’s cryptocurrency exchanges may move to Singapore, Switzerland, or Malta

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a directive that, by July 06, lenders must close the bank accounts of firms dealing in cryptocurrencies. Banks are also forbidden from offering loans or other services post-deadline. Essentially, this marks the end of the road for the digital currency-related operations in India. Read the […]

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