SEC Report: Examining Cryptocurrency a Priority in 2019
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SEC Report: Examining Cryptocurrency a Priority in 2019

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) listed the cryptocurrency market as one of the six focus points of its compliance monitoring activities for 2019. Spotlight on the Cryptocurrency Market According to a report titled “2019 Examination Priorities,” OCIE says it plans to shine the Read more…

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Lightning Network Without Invoices Brings Us Closer to Streaming Money

A new feature for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) implementation allows users to send funds instantly without needing to first create an invoice. Sphinx Enables ‘New Use Cases’ The latest upgrade, ‘Sphinx,’ which developers describe as being a “work in progress,” is nonetheless already available to anyone. “The coolest part about this new feature is that Read more…

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Mongolia Will See At Least 1000 New Bitcoin Miners In 2019

Participants in Mongolia’s Bitcoin mining industry plan to significantly expand the scope of their operations, local media report January 11. Japan’s Ginco Doubles Down On Mongolia The East Asian country, known for its cheap electricity and being home to the world’s northernmost desert, will see one of its miners almost treble in size this year Read more…

China makes it illegal for anonymous blockchain node operator
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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management Read more…

Bitcoin Price Drops Further As Circle CEO Says ‘Core’ Crypto Assets ‘Undervalued’
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Bitcoin Price Drops Further As Circle CEO Says ‘Core’ Crypto Assets ‘Undervalued’

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has said he believes “core” cryptocurrency assets are undervalued as the Bitcoin price tumbles closer to $3500. Allaire: ‘Markets Are Oversold’ In a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session January 10, Allaire, whose company famously decoupled itself from Bitcoin in 2016, also forecast less correlated trading in altcoin markets. “My general perception Read more…

Bitcoin Price Looks South After Worst Daily Loss Since November
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Bitcoin Price Looks South After Worst Daily Loss Since November

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price saw its biggest drop for seven weeks on Thursday, weakening the prospects of a bullish breakout above $4,100. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value hit a 3.5-week low of $3,503 yesterday, before closing (as per UTC) at $3,627 – down 9.4 percent on the day. That was the biggest single-day drop Read more…

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Pakistan Taps Blockchain Developed by $150B Alipay, But Forbids Bitcoin

bThe government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering demonstrates the typical “blockchain not Bitcoin” narrative pushed by central Read more…

Nick Szabo and Winklevoss Twins discuss Bitcoin and Gold
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Nick Szabo and The Winklevoss are More Bullish About Bitcoin than They Are About Gold

Nick Szabo at the Israel Bitcoin Summit Famous cryptographer, computer scientist, and crypto investor Nick Szabo once again defended the high potential of crypto coins as mechanisms of economic promotion in a recent debate in Tel Aviv, Israel. Speaking At the Israel Bitcoin Summit at Tel Aviv University on Jan. 8, Mr. Szabo explained that Read more…

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Bitwise Submits Bitcoin ETF Filing Saying ‘2019 Should Be The Year’

Cryptocurrency asset management firm, Bitwise, has submitted another Bitcoin ETF filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm’s previous BTC ETF filing was among the ones rejected by the SEC in 2018 Physically-backed Bitcoin ETF If at first, you don’t succeed, try again. The famous maxim seems contextual for Bitwise as Read more…

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‘It’s Quite Cryptic’: Normal People Explaining Bitcoin Shows It’s Still Very Early

This video by Naomi Brockwell of ‘normies’ explaining Bitcoin reminds us there’s still a long way to go taking cryptocurrencies to the masses. Let’s be honest. Between wild price swings, sensational hash wars, Ethereum forks, 51% attacks, and bearish regulators, it’s easy to get caught up in the crypto space. And it’s equally easy to Read more…