How Indian Cryptocurrency Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

How Indian Crypto Users Avoid Banks Closing Their AccountsBanks in India have been closing the accounts of customers they believe have made transactions involving cryptocurrencies. The majority of crypto users in the country, however, have reportedly found a way to avoid their accounts being closed by their banks which are complying with the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also […]

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Venezuelan President Raises Petro’s Value Again in Bid to Create ‘New System’

Venezuela President Raises Petro's Value Again in Move to Create 'New System'For the second time in a little over a month, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has hiked up the value of the national cryptocurrency, the petro, this time to 36,000 sovereign bolivars. The move has again been met with criticism.  Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It ‘A New Monetary System’ […]

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Satoshi’s Vision ‘Not a New VISA’ But An Alternative to Banks, Says Dan Held

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Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto wanted it to be an “alternative to banks,” not a “new VISA,” cryptocurrency veteran and former Blockchain executive Dan Held has said. What’s In A ‘Vision’? In a series of tweets January 14, Held became the latest well-known figure to take issue with pundits who claim Bitcoin’s intended purpose is primarily as a currency for payments. They, he argues, especially those who champion the concept of “Satoshi’s vision,” do not take

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Bitfury Brings Lightning Network Payments to the First Bitcoin Exchange

Bitfury’s Lightning Peach team has just announced the implementation of Lightning Network payments on cryptocurrency exchange BTCBIT. This is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Fast (And Cheap) As Lightning Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, utilizing a large network of open two-party channels, to enable multiple payments, without the need to record each one individually to the underlying Bitcoin blockchain. This circumvents Bitcoin’s transaction rate limit, allowing faster transactions and

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Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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St. Louis Federal Reserve Predicts ‘Flood’ of Altcoins Will Drive Down BTC Prices

The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve bank has published a report seeking to examine the long-term prospects of BTC as an investment. The paper is highly critical of bullish outlooks for bitcoin, asserting that a “flood” of altcoins will deflate the price of all cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currencies over time. Also Read: Marshall […]

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Russia: Cryptoruble Coming ‘Within 2-3 Years,’ Gov’t Official Says

Russia could introduce the Blockchain-based alternative to its fiat currency, the ‘Cryptoruble’, within “two to three years,” a senior politician has said. Aksakov: Cryptoruble ‘Will Not Differ’ From Fiat Ruble Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the financial markets committee at Russia’s state parliament the Duma, made the forecast speaking to local news outlet RIA Novosti. Long under discussion, Russia wants to leverage the benefits of blockchain to provide a digital version of the ruble, Aksakov confirming

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