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US Homeland Security: Cryptocurrencies Traceable When Converted to Cash

The US Department of Homeland Security considers cryptocurrency to be easily traceable when converting to fiat currencies. In a recent testimony by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) before the US Senate Caucus on Narcotics Control, cryptocurrencies are occasionally used to purchase illicit drugs such as illegal opioids: “Generally, illicit opioids that are purchased on ...

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IMF: Rapid Development of Cryptocurrencies Poses Challenges to Financial System

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said the world is on the verge of another financial crash. The increased cybersecurity risk coming from the rapid development of financial technologies such as digital currencies is a reminder that the permanent evolution of the financial system requires vigilant regulators and supervisors, she added. IMF’s Lagarde Says World Risks Another ...

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Cryptocurrencies Can Solve the Triffin Dilemma, Argues St. Louis Fed Economist

David Andolfatto, an economist with the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank hosted a Twitter Q&A where he answered affirmatively to a user’s question as to if cryptocurrencies could solve the 50-year old Triffin Dilemma. The Triffin Dilemma refers to the problem where a currencies’ global reserve status causes a natural conflict between national and global monetary interests. Andolfatto went on ...

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Top 6 Cryptocurrencies With the Most Overall Code Contributors

The value of any cryptocurrency project can be determined by looking at many different factors. The number of developers committing to any project can tell a very interesting story in this regard. The following six projects have the most active developers contributing to the project in total. Information is provided courtesy of Crypto Code Watch. #6 Ethereum Classic Not everyone ...

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Top 6 Cryptocurrencies Gaining Market Cap Positions – 2018 Week 41 Edition

Crypto rankings tend to shift weekly, especially when looking beyond the top 20. In fact, interesting things tend to occur quite regularly. The following six currencies gained the most market cap ranking positions this past week. Rest assured things will look very different next week, as trends seldom remain constants in this industry. #6 Santiment   The Santiment project will ...

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Visa CEO Downplays Technological Advances of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

Visa CEO, Alfred F. Kelly Jr, recently claimed that blockchains and cryptocurrencies will not be useful to the credit card company and Visa is already a great fintech accomplishment. Kelly added during his speech at Boston College Executives’ Club in the United States that blockchains and cryptocurrencies were designed to handle low-volume and high-value transactions. Kelly then argued that Visa ...

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CFTC Chair: Cryptocurrencies Have a Future, They Are Here To Stay

One of the most pertinent issues facing the cryptosphere today is regulation, as members of prominent governmental agencies, like the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have yet to come to a unanimous opinion on how this nascent space should be regulated and managed. However, a leading member of the CFTC intends to amend this problem, recently ...

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6 Noteworthy Cryptocurrencies Rising in Value – 2018 Week 41 Edition

It has been a very interesting week for a lot of cryptocurrencies. Despite facing a setback as of right now, numerous currencies noted sharp increases in the past seven days. The following list includes tokens with respectable trading volume indicating there may be something more to these coins than just pump-and-dump schemes. Always conduct your own research prior to investing ...

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