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Xapo CEO Foresees A Single Blockchain To Move All Valu… | News

During a Facebook Live interview between Xapo CEO and Paypal board member Wences Casares and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman on Jan. 12, Casares explained his vision of a single “robust” Blockchain to move value globally, saying Bitcoin (BTC)’s Blockchain would likely play this role. He also predicted that BTC could become an apolitical standard of value. Casares, who grew up ...

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Orioncoin Further Unveils Loyalty Program Blockchain P… | News

Cointelegraph is bringing continuous updates about the companies that made significant input to the recent BlockShow Asia conference in Singapore. This time it is a company called Orioncoin and its CEO – Woanjen Tang. His main goal of participating at the Blockshow was to achieve market awareness and educate people about what Orioncoin (ORC) will bring to the world and ...

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German Central Bank Director: Crypto Regulations Must… | News

Joachim Wuermeling, a member of the board of Germany’s Bundesbank, has suggested that any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies would require international cooperation. Speaking at an event in Frankfurt on Jan. 15, the director told listeners: “Effective regulation of virtual currencies would therefore only be achievable through the greatest possible international cooperation, because the regulatory power of nation states is obviously ...

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Crypto Market Suffers From Uncertainty in Asia, Losses… | News

Bitcoin and altcoins lost up to 40% of their value the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 16, as regulatory pressure from China and South Korea appears to upset optimism. Cross-exchange data from CoinMarketCap reveals the extent of bear sentiment arising from the confused situation in Seoul and the news of additional trading sanctions from Beijing. On Monday, Cointelegraph reported on how ...

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Contest “Find the Crypto” | News

Cointelegraph is launching a new contest for all our art-lovers! The most attentive and loyal participant will receive 0.05 BTC! Good luck! Terms and Conditions: Daily, for 10 days we’re going to be posting on our social medias pictures with hidden cryptocurrencies (random number, there can be none of them in the picture). Each picture is going to be posted ...

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Just One Person Found To Have Caused Bitcoin’s Jump Fr… | News

A recent paper on Bitcoin (BTC) price manipulation has shown that just one actor was likely responsible for driving the price of Bitcoin from $150 to $1000 in 2013. The paper, co-authored by Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman, examines the suspicious trading activity that took place on the now-defunct Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange, and claims that ...

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New Report: Bitcoin Drug Money Laundering Is Highly Ce… | News

A joint report by Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance and Elliptic, a cryptocurrency forensics firm, has indicated that Bitcoin laundering for illicit drug activity is a highly centralized process. The report’s authors, Yaya Fanusi and Tom Robinson, indicate that much of illicit Bitcoin is laundered through mixers, saying: “Mixers have consistently processed about a quarter of incoming illicit Bitcoins ...

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Is the Crypto Market Booming or Maturing? | News

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelgraph.com 2017 was a breakthrough year for the crypto market for major coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, increasing awareness by the mainstream market, and innovative new applications of Blockchain technology drove impressive returns. More importantly, this blistering pace for the entire ecosystem ...

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When IaaS Meets Blockchain | News

With data circulation increasing exponentially, a new solution for a more effective and safer storage is necessary. Recent news of faulty widely-used Intel, AMD and ARM chips has sparked growing concerns over cybersecurity and data protection. With costs of having a physical server to store data being often unbearable, the cloud is the solution adopted by an overwhelming majority of ...

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Russia: Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beat… | News

A Russian cryptocurrency investor and blogger known online as Pavel Nyashin was attacked and robbed in his home in Leningrad Oblast the night of Jan. 14. The assailants stole funds worth 24 mln rubles ($425,000), according to local media. Nyashin was tied and beaten while a group of masked assailants stole a safe containing cash and “essential documents.” Nyashin, a ...

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