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China Could Make Bitcoin Buzz Again as National Congress Looms

Having felt China’s influence before, this week it is important to keep an eye on the communist state as they gear up for their 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).This form of elections essentially for the totalitarian party will see some reshuffling and power plays between top officials who either fall on the conservative side, or the progressive. In the middle is Bitc

Russian Businesses Urge Government to Approve Only Domestic Cryptocurrencies

Regulation One of Russia’s leading public associations of entrepreneurs has sent a proposal to their government asking them to approve only domestic cryptocurrencies in their upcoming cryptocurrency legislation.Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the CryptorubleProposal to GovernmentState Duma Building.T

Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

News The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange’s tweet indicates that Wikileaks’ bitcoin holdings have seen gains of over 50,000%.Also Read: Your Bitcoins

Judge’s Decision to Delay Bitlicense Hearing Considered a ‘Positive Step’

Regulation Last April news.Bitcoin.com reported on Theo Chino, the lone bitcoin entrepreneur that’s been fighting the Bitlicense in court for two years. This week during Chino’s case hearing, Judge Carmen Victoria St. George, decided to delay the Bitlicense trial until January 11, 2018, so she can review records used by the previous judge.Also re

Iranian Computer Hardware Company Accepts Bitcoin

Featured Lioncomputer is an Iranian computing hardware company that has been operating since 2013. Yasser Ahmadi of Lioncomputer told news.Bitcoin.com that Lioncomputer has sought to actively engage with the Iranian bitcoin mining community, stating that the company “has supported miners through mining forums and provid[ed] them with the latest min

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Swedish Officials Settle First Debt in Bitcoin

Featured Swedish officials with the Swedish Enforcement Authority has settled a debt with bitcoin. This is the first time the enforcement agency in the country accepted bitcoin as payment rendered for debt owed to the State. Also read: Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin CustomersNew Asset For Use by the Swedish Enforcemen

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Global Lawmakers Struggle with Cryptocurrency Regulation

As more nations come forward with their plans for cryptocurrency regulation, lawmakers’ varied approaches to the issue highlight the many challenges and difficulties presented by such a revolutionary new asset. Around 13 countries have now imposed their own rules or announced intention to do so. Amongst them is considerable diversity. These range from outright bans in Bolivia and Ecuador to full

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Op Ed: Is There a Future for Banking in a Cryptocurrency-Dominated World?

What is the future of banking, central banking and financial intermediation in a world in which cryptocurrency is dominant? Let’s speculate a bit, with the proviso that no one can fully anticipate how these markets will evolve.We can find hints in the speech by IMF head Christine Lagarde at a Bank of England conference in September 2017. She dropped some words that likely sent some chills down a

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Bitcoin Price Suffers Mysterious “Flash Crash”

CNBC reports of a mysterious flash crash in the price of Bitcoin. According to them, the crash took place at around 9am UK time. Based on CoinDesk’s price index, the value of the digital asset fell from a high of $4,867 to a low of around $4,200. It was down $600 for the session (12%) but recovered fast returning back to around $4,780 just ten minutes after the supposed crash.CoinDesk deriv

SaaS Global Specialist Leanne Graham joins the Advisory Team of VerifyUnion

Singapore – Prominent New Zealand entrepreneur Leanne Graham is lending her name and passion to newly formed digital identity verification firm VerifyUnion Pte Ltd. VerifyUnion’s ultimate goal is the elimination of digital identity fraud through a new, highly secure, and cost-effective system based on Ethereum Blockchain technology. Ms. Graham is now a Shareholder and key Advisor to the Singap

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