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Common Crypto Scams and How To Avoid Them

The cryptocurrency space possesses two qualities that make it the ideal environment for scams. Firstly, there is no shortage of legitimate anecdotes about people who have enjoyed immense wealth courtesy of early digital currency investments. The proliferation of such tales provides the perfect backdrop for a “get rich quick” scheme. Secondly, since the technology is incredibly tough for the la

If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault

Op-Ed Scammers are a dastardly, low down bunch. Preying on the gullible, extorting the vulnerable, and hoodwinking the hoodwinkable with their promise of free bitcoin if you send a little first and daily interest on your Bitconnect loan. It’s an indisputable fact that if the cryptocurrency space were cleansed of scammers, the web would be a better

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Citibank India Bans Both Credit And Debit Cards For Crypto Purchases, Cites ‘Risks’

Citibank India is the latest major bank to ban its customers from using credit cards for purchasing cryptocurrencies, but it has taken the measure one step further by banning the use of debit cards for crypto purchases as well, Quartz India reports today, Feb. 14.Quartz India wrote today that it personally reviewed an email from Citibank India sent to customers on Feb. 13 that said the following:

Bad Code Has Lost $500 Million of Cryptocurrency in Under a Year

Security Cryptocurrency can be lost in a variety of ways, from hacking to forgotten passwords and failed flash drives. But in dollar terms, one of the biggest causes of crypto losses is bad code, and it’s not usually the fault of the coin’s developers. Instead, third parties, including shoddy smart contract developers and shady exchanges, are to

This Week in Bitcoin: Who Do You Believe?

News The bitcoin space is a constant battle of truth versus untruth, rumor versus fact and optimism versus pessimism. With market manipulators up to their usual tricks and salty altcoiners crying FUD, it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s fake. This week truly had it all: keks, lies, and videotape beamed live from the U.S. Senate. Throw i

Bitcoin’s Volatility Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Op-Ed Another suicide has made its way to media scrutiny, and crypto markets plummeting was promptly highlighted as the ultimate cause. It’s time to consider our mental health as investors in light of bitcoin’s infamous feature – volatility.Also read:Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners Bitcoin’s ”Death

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China’s Stricter Regulatory Stance on ICOs Signal Caution, Not Calamity

On February 4, 2018, at 10:10 p.m. China Standard Time, Financialnews, a rather small news agency under the administration of China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), released an article that explicitly stated that “China will continue to watch virtual currency and activities related to it closely, and will take actions including shutting down commercial presences and exchang

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Berkeley, CA Developing Own Cryptocurrency And Accompanying ICO

In attempts to establish more financial independence from the Trump administration, Berkeley, California is in the preliminary stages of launching its own cryptocurrency.The coins would be backed by municipal bonds — a security that local governments issue in order to pay for public projects — and distributed using blockchain (the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies). Considering that c

World Central Banker to Central Banks: Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Ponzi, and Disaster

Featured General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, gave a talk at Goethe University in its House of Finance, Tuesday, 6 February in Frankfurt. Titled Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?, the talk saw Mr. Carstens acknowledge “We have seen a bit of a shift, to issues at the very heart of c

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SEC and CFTC Give Testimonies at Senate Hearing on Virtual Currencies

Today, February 6, 2018, the prospects for coherent U.S. regulation on cryptocurrencies became a little more clear, as were the impasses that were frustrating progress on the issue. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (the “Committee”) heard joint testimony from the heads of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (C

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