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Thailand Delivers First Draft Of ‘Digital Asset’ Regul… | News

Thailand’s government issued drafts of cryptocurrency and ICO legislation as lawmakers reiterated they had no intention of banning the technology, Bangkok Post reported March 14. As Bangkok Post and others report, Nathporn Chatusripitak, a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, announced the two pending royal decrees, which will now go forward to approval from the Council of State as ...

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Bitcoin Thieves No Longer Just an Online Threat, How t… | News

Cryptocurrencies, as the product of the digital realm, have always existed in the ether – no pun intended – meaning that physically there was nothing to hold, or to lose/have stolen. The threat for Bitcoin users when it came to getting fleeced of their digital currencies always existed online, leaving savvy investors safe offline. Now however, thieves are cottoning on ...

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India’s HDFC Joins List Of Banks Banning Crypto Purcha… | News

India’s HDFC Bank, the country’s largest private bank, has informed clients that its debit and credit cards cannot be used to purchase cryptocurrency, local news source First Post reported March 14. In a letter to clients sent on Tuesday March 13, HDFC explained that the measure was taken in order to protect customers. The letter allegedly states: “To ensure our ...

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First Bitcoin Mainnet Lightning Network Product Launch… | News

Lightning Labs released the first Bitcoin mainnet-ready Lightning Network (LN) implementation today, March 15, in what the company describes as an “important milestone”. In a blog post, Lightning Labs, whose product Lightning Daemon (lnd) helps developers easily connect to the LN, described it as having “the necessary safety, security, and fault-tolerance features required for real-world, real money usage.” The release ...

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Cryptocurrencies as Portfolio Diversification: Systema… | News

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. As Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies gain more and more media coverage, investors who have never been involved in crypto are increasingly asking the question of whether cryptocurrencies could provide meaningful portfolio diversification to the traditional portfolio ...

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Google AdWords: ‘Ecosystem That Works For Everyone’, E… | News

Google announced Wednesday, March 14 that it will be forbidding advertisers from serving cryptocurrency-related ads via its ad network AdWords starting from June 2018, following a similar move made by Facebook back in January 2018. The goal behind the ban, according to Google’s director of sustainable ads Scott Spencer, is to protect the search giant’s audience from “deceptive content” served ...

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Bankers Criticize Crypto, Always Goes Back to the Same… | News

Finance experts in the traditional finance industry often attempt to discredit Blockchain projects and open-source cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. But, without solid logical arguments, a lot of baseless claims from the finance sector have proven to be ineffective. Go-to Argument The go-to argument by economists against the idea of the cryptocurrency market and decentralized Blockchain has been their lack ...

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Circle Co-Founder Says Recently-Acquired Poloniex Exch… | News

Payments technology company Circle announced it plans to hire up to 100 people in Asia to expand its recently acquired Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange, Bloomberg reports today, March 15. In an interview in Hong Kong, Circle’s co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire stated that the company will be employing people to offer services in South Korea, Japan, China, and Hong Kong. According ...

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UK Crypto Exchange Will Launch First ‘Physically Deliv… | News

UK-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor will launch the world’s first “physically delivered” Bitcoin futures contracts in April 2018, an executive told Reuters March 14. Speaking to Reuters during the Futures Industry Association’s annual conference in Florida, Coinfloor’s co-founder Mark Lamb announced that the exchange would shortly unveil a dedicated futures exchange called CoinfloorEX, which would showcase the pioneering product. The exchange ...

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Florida Gov’t Agency Employee Arrested For Mining Cryp… | News

An IT manager from the state of Florida’s Department of Citrus (FDoC) has been arrested this week for using the FDoC’s computer system to mine for cryptocurrencies, according to a Tampa Bay Times article published March 13. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), FDoC employee Matthew McDermott was using computers in the Department of Citrus to mine ...

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