South Korean Banks Drop Crypto Accounts as Government Plans a Ban

News South Korean regulators have announced a plan to ban banks from activities involving cryptocurrencies, prompting major banks in the country to declare they will no longer issue accounts required for crypto trading. South Korea’s top bitcoin exchanges are all effected, including Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit. Banks that have made announcements i

Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition Appeal by BTC-e’s Alexander Vinnik

Regulation The Greek supreme court in Athens has rejected today the appeal by the suspected BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik regarding his extradition to the United States. The way is now clear for the Greek justice minister to give the final verdict whether to extradite the Russian national to American authorities or not.Also Read: Tax Investiga

Starbucks Customer Has His Laptop Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

News A Starbucks customer in Buenos Aires walked in for a coffee and wound up with more than he’d bargained. After connecting to the store’s free wifi, the man discovered that his laptop had been hijacked for cryptocurrency mining. Starbucks apologized for the failing, but not before malicious code had been installed on the customer’s computer.

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Digital Currencies vs. Cryptocurrencies, Explained

What are digital currencies?Digital currencies are money used on the Internet.Digital money exists only in the digital form. It doesn’t have any physical equivalent in the real world. Nevertheless, it has all the characteristics of traditional money. Just as classic fiat money, you can obtain, transfer or exchange it for another currency. You can use it to pay for the goods and services, such as

How a Brand New Technology is Going to Change the World of Banking

In first world countries, it is natural to assume everyone has a bank account. The banks are omnipresent and can be found nearly everywhere there are consumers. Because of this, we don’t really take the time to think about what a potential substitute for the banking system would be if they weren’t present in a certain space.So what’s the most likely alternative to going to a bank or ATM to d

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That Business Is Absolutely on Fire, Nick Cowan Gives Thoughts on Crypto

Cointelegraph continues publishing interviews with prominent guests of BlockShow Asia 2017, that took place in Singapore in November 2017.This time we talked with Nick Cowan, managing director and founder of GSX, Gibraltar’s first regulated stock exchange. With his 30-years’ experience in the investment business and knowledge about the culture of business across the Eurasian continents, he is

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App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency

In 2017, app stores saw record revenues and downloads. Across both iOS and Android platforms, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 50 billion worldwide, taking total revenue to $15 billion.Google Play and the Apple App Store are the most widely used mobile marketplaces across the globe. It’s because of this duopoly that they are able to impose a 30% cut on all purchases, a

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India: Officials “Survey” Nine Crypto Exchanges

Just a month after the Indian Supreme Court issued a warning to the financial interests of the nation, “surveys” have begun on nine of the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. An undisclosed source explained to local news outlet DNA:“We are collecting the name of investors and their transaction details. The survey under Section 133A of the Income Tax Act, is being conducted for ga

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Rests at Tipping Point Before Deciding Next Move

Bitcoin prices have currently stalled out in the $16,000s as the market decides if it wants to continue the ravenous bull trend or go through a more corrective phase. In the last 30 days, the price of bitcoin has doubled — entering into what most traditional market analysts would deem “bubble territory.” Bitcoin’s growth has been so rapid, it has managed to break north out of a parabolic t

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Alexander Vinnik of BTC-e Loses Extradition Battle

The supposed ring leader of an international cyber crime scheme has lost his appeal against his extradition to the US. Alexander Vinnik of the now defunct BTC-e exchange is wanted on 21 counts of money laundering and other offences in the United States. Some of the illegal funds go right back to the infamous Mt. Gox compromise scandal in 2013. The other charges relate to drug trafficking

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