The Daily: Tether Regains Ground, Coinbase Does Dublin
Today’s edition of The Daily starts where Monday’s left off: by looking at the latest on Tether, whose stablecoin anchors so much of the cryptoconomy. In related news, we detail Bitfinex’s banking situation and reveal why Coinbase has chosen Dublin to be its European headquarters. Also read: Tether Sheds Its Peg Tether Regains Ground The […]
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The Value of Uncensorable Technology in an Age of Censorship
Governments and corporations have deployed censorship to limit speech and deprive people of vital communication channels. The ruling elite are trying to shush activists and freethinkers, but they are losing control and lashing out in frustration. This is why the emergence of decentralized tools and uncensorable money is more vital than ever. Also read: Bitcoin […]
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Binance Opens Fiat-To-Crypto Exchange in Uganda
On Oct. 15, Binance announced the launch of its fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in Uganda. The world’s biggest digital currency exchange said users in the East African country are now able to complete full account verification starting immediately. Deposits and withdrawals of the local fiat currency, the Ugandan shilling, start on Wednesday. Also read: Bitcoin After Death: The […]
19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippine Economic Zone
Nineteen firms have been granted provisional licenses to operate crypto exchanges by the Philippine government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. In addition, eight firms have paid the application fees and are being reviewed. A list of all 27 companies has been published. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Provisional Licenses Issued […]
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Fidelity Launching Crypto Custody and Trading Services
Fidelity Investments has announced the launch of a new company dedicated to providing cryptocurrency services including custody and trade execution. The services will be available to institutional investors such as hedge funds, family offices, and market intermediaries. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals New Crypto Company Formed Leading financial services […]
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Canaan Creative Announces New Avalonminer A911 Mining Rig
Canaan Creative, the world’s second largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, has announced a new mining rig, the Avalonminer A911, alongside plans to develop a mining heater and portable miner. The company has also purportedly expressed its intention of developing a 5nm mining chip. Also Read: Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is […]
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Bitpay Announces Stablecoin Support for Merchant Settlement
On Monday the cryptocurrency payment processor Bitpay announced the company is now supporting settlement options using two stablecoins — the Gemini dollar and the Circle Centre coin. Not only can Bitpay merchants settle in BCH, BTC, and local fiat currencies, but they can also utilize a US dollar-equivalent digital currency. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin […]
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Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus
On Oct. 10, Blockstream revealed that the company’s new product, Liquid, generated its first block on Sept. 27 and noted that a lot of the crypto-economy’s “biggest players” participated. Since Blockstream announced the launch of its federated sidechain, the technology has been praised by some and dismissed by others. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation […]
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Zambia Launches Crackdown on Crypto Companies
The Bank of Zambia has started to clamp down on cryptocurrency-related businesses, mere days after declaring that it does not view digital coins such as BTC as legal tender. The crackdown began on Oct. 14, when the central bank announced an investigation into Heritagecoin Resources Ltd. for allegedly laundering money, according to local media reports. […]
Bitcoin After Death: The Perils of Sharing One’s Fortune
If you are a young fortune-hunter toiling away on a computer in a basement, the prospect of death probably isn’t among your top considerations. Equally, if the main draw to crypto is its relative privacy, you may not be particularly eager to share your private keys with your loved ones, as a hacker could sift […]
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